Thursday, June 19, 2014

Great Books For Your Summer Reading!!

Need a good book or two or ten to read this summer? Then you have come to the right spot! Here is a list that will give you hours upon hours of enjoyment!

Love Carry My Bags CR Everett

 Camryn Johnson’s world is turned upside down when long lost love, Reese Dahlgren, re-enters her life at a pivotal point in her already challenging marriage. She faces an excruciating predicament: choose between a broken home for her daughter or a broken life for herself.

After her parents' divorce, Camryn first meets high school basketball star, Reese, at the Harvard Milk Day Festival bed races. Reese hides baggage of his own…until Camryn melts his heart and learns secrets entrusted only to her. Still, the weight is too much to bear. Unable to cope, Reese unwittingly backs Camryn into a corner during his air force enlistment—love him from afar, or leave him.

Enter aerospace engineering student, Glenn Conroy. Persistent and savvy, he woos Camryn during her junior year of college and wins her heart. Or does he? When Reese re-enters her life, further disrupting her tenuous marriage, Camryn turns to best friend, Megan, for advice but refuses to believe Megan’s suggestion that she’s caught in a “simple” love triangle.

Camryn unveils hidden mysteries and secrets as she embarks on a life-changing journey of revelation and forgiveness, transcending doormat qualities inherited from her mother, and in the process finds what life's struggles are really all about.

C.R. Everett's heart-wrenching debut novel takes the reader on an emotion-packed journey that lingers long after the last page is turned.

I Loved That About Her CR Everett

In Love, Carry My Bags, we felt Camryn Johnson’s joy and pain during her heartwrenching and heartwarming journey through life’s circumstances, poor choices, and difficult lessons. Through her relationships with both Glenn and Reese, she became the person she wanted and needed to be.

Now it’s Glenn’s turn.

Glenn, who feels chronically misunderstood, shares his side of the story in the stand-alone novel I Loved That About Her, revealing his own inner struggles and showing what it’s like to live at the mercy of forces beyond conscious control. These forces take him and his family to the edge when college arch nemesis, Raine Babcock, wreaks havoc on their lives. Glenn shows us that all is not necessarily what it seems, even to himself.

Walking a mile in his shoes, may change hearts and minds about the bad boy from Love, Carry My Bags that readers loved to hate.

The Descendant Kelley Grealis

Mortal death or eternal damnation? If those were your choices, which would you choose?

Allison Carmichael is frustrated with the doctors who can't diagnose her seemingly common ailments. Her frustrations are further compounded by her inability to discover her life's calling, a purpose she desperately desires yet which has eluded her for thirty years.

A car wreck throws Allison into a life she doesn't recognize filled with vampires, centuries-old secrets, betrayal, and vengeful enemies she never knew existed.

When Allison discovers the source of her ailments and the truth about her biblical lineage, she wishes she hadn't searched so hard for the answers she thought she wanted.

Faced with an impossible decision - sacrifice her mortal life or damn her soul for eternity - which will Allison choose? And can she decide before the choice is made for her?

THE DESCENDANT - A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions

Allison Carmichael is thirsty for blood and hungry for answers.

Lured away from her illicit extracurricular activities by news about her kidnapped husband, Allison rejoins her adopted family that’s promised to help her find him. Allison's search is detoured, however, by sinister vampire politics, the seeming good will of her fanged family, and the return of her nemesis. Circumstances unfold that shatter the foundation of her world.

In order to successfully play the game she has been thrust into, Allison must battle loss and betrayal and accept unexpected love.

THE SEARCH is on for answers, but when answers are found, will they be what Allison was looking for?


DARCYVILLE...where stupidity is celebrated...with a deadly dose of sin.

Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker's parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning "dark walker." Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they definitely nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink despite a high IQ, she's boringly average--although flirting admirers claim otherwise--and God help her, she's infatuated with a bad-boy.

A bad-boy that her hottie best friend, Dylan, wishes would get acquainted with his fist.

And, oh yeah, there's that tattoo that was a royally stupid idea.

With her life spiraling out of control, everything changes when she skips class and finds a dead fact, it gets worse. It jump starts Darcy's inner-verb, and her brain hardwired for action gets caught up in a situation she can’t let go.

Set in the fictional Cincinnati town of Valley, Ohio, Darcy falls into a world of threats, violence, and gangland exploits chasing down every clue to finger the murderer. When a fellow misfit is arrested for the crime, Darcy goes from zero-to-sixty trying to clear his name--constructing aliases, breaking the law, everything that makes perfect sense to her but reeks of Grade A Stupid to everyone else.

Trouble is...will she live to see sixteen?


DARCYVILLE...where stupidity is celebrated...with a deadly dose of sin.

Two weeks before junior year, Darcy hops a plane to Orlando for a little R&R with her best friend Dylan and his family. Fresh off the heels of solving three murders in Valley, you'd think she'd sit back and enjoy the vacation capital of the world…maybe if you're a noun. Darcy Walker, however, is nothing but verb.

Before her feet hit the Orlando soil, she's meddling in the disappearance of a five-year-old boy who vanished six months earlier.

With authorities still no closer to solving the case, Darcy is shanghaied by her impulsivity and runs headlong into that proverbial burning building, convinced she can bring him home.

She travels down a road that not only follows this missing child but branches off into the corrupt and sinister world of mob activity when she tampers in a case on which Dylan's detective grandfather is working.

After a near disastrous midnight meeting in a warehouse and a date with a mechanical bull, Darcy realizes she might've bitten off more than she can chew. Add the boiling flirtationship with her best friend and the appearance of his romantic rival, and she is in over her head.

Will she survive a life of flirting with death too easily? Or will her flirtationship with Dylan become the actual death of her instead?

For a girl with a habit of finding dead bodies, No Brainer gives Darcy Walker more of the same…surprising twists and turns…and running for her life.

100 Proof Stud AJ Lape

DARCYVILLE...where stupidity is celebrated...with a deadly dose of sin.

Sometimes life smacks you right in the kisser with a whole lot of ohhhh craaaaap.

Just ask Darcy Walker.

100 Proof Stud picks up four months after No Brainer's cliffhanger ending, and Darcy discovers the aftermath pales in comparison to the crisis her heart is in. All of a sudden it's raining men, and this teenage heroine’s personal life turns her inside out.

Before she can sort out her feelings, she chases a spray-painting vandal and stumbles upon a case of identity theft right in her own backyard. Darcy jumps into the fray headfirst to prove she can hang with the big boys.

But it’s not just to hang…nope, she’s chasing reward money.

Tapping her band of misfit brothers for help, she turns Valley upside down trying to unearth the criminals. Problem is, the cloak and dagger goes high-octane, and she raises the bar on “crazy" in the process.

Bullets ring out…dead bodies appear…and Darcy rubs shoulders with the ultimate sociopath. In the midst of murder and mayhem, will she finally follow her heart or build a fortress of lies around it? Will she even get the chance?

 Night Aberrations JD Nelson

Emelie is betrothed to marry the Dark Elf king.
Any ordinary woman would consider it a fairytale come true.
For Emelie, this is a nightmare made manifest.

When Emelie Andersdotter learns the outcome of a decades-long war hinges on her arranged marriage to an infamous royal known for his dark powers and reputation, she sees no choice but to accept her fate. Resigned to her unavoidable destiny, she travels to her parents’ ancestral home under the protection of a trusted family friend, where she prepares to navigate a world ruled by magic, mystery, and intrigue.

Nothing can prepare her, however, for the surprising affection she feels for the man she has always thought of as her uncle, Soren Vidar - or for the alluring reality of her intended mate, Kristian Vasen. Powerful and darkly handsome, her betrothed is far from the nightmare she envisioned, and Emelie finds herself torn between the intense pull she feels for her fated mate, and her heart’s desire for Soren.

Night Aberrations is a romantic tale, set in a complex world, populated with interesting and entertaining characters sure to leave you cheering for the heroes while casting reproachful glares at the villains.

 The Fire Within The Night JD Nelson

 Erin is the daughter of a god.
For any other, orphaned as a small child, this would be welcome news.
For Erin, nothing could be worse.

Upon finding an ancient spell book, Erin Doherty is sent spiraling into a realm that she never knew existed—a place where her father, the male who abandoned her, lives like a king, lording over all. And her brother, Soren Vidar, fights to free the worlds from his oppression.

Escorted by her brother’s oldest friend, Jakob Väsen, Erin is welcomed into the home of the fiercest warriors in Soren’s rebellion. There, she joins the males in their crusade to rid their lives of the tyranny that they have long been accustomed to, and in turn, they vow to keep her from becoming yet another weapon in her father’s never-ending arsenal of magic wielders.

With an increasingly desperate need to avenge her father’s wicked deeds, and an overwhelming attraction to Jakob, Erin soon finds herself immersed in a destiny unlike anything she could have ever imagined.

A Night Of Wickedness JD Nelson

Obsidian Raines is everything I hate in a new neighbor. He’s smart, sexy, and a wealthy vampire. Now, I know what you’re thinking, he sounds hot, right? Well, he is hot, but that’s not the point. If you were a nymph you would understand. Life for us is no picnic; most of us end up stalkers, sex addicts, and prostitutes. I am no exception to this rule, which is why I was sent to the middle of nowhere Alabama to be alone. How was I supposed to know that he would inadvertently destroy all of my therapist’s progress with the first word that came out of his brooding, sarcastic mouth?
In between Obsidian and my new friendship with Alpha werewolf, Oswin Morris, I’m pretty sure that my 'punishment' will turn out to be a catastrophe only a nymph could be capable of.

 A sexy, female vampire with secrets. A sinfully-handsome witch prince on a mission. A formidable Vampire Council with something to hide.

Home For Love Aneesa Price

 Seven years ago sexy Bree fled Devil's Peak, Alaska, disillusioned with her high school romance and with a baby in her belly. Now, she's back and seeing devilishly handsome Todd again challenges her carefully constructed plans for amicable co-parenting.
Todd's delight at Bree's return swiftly turns to disgust when he discovers her secret and he vows to keep her at arm's length. Upon discovering the context behind her secreting their child, he decides to give their daughter the love and stable family home he never knew. Despite her attraction to Todd, Bree has no interest in rekindling their relationship and is focused on settling into the town.
But the town and its match-making busy-bodies are not willing to allow the lovers to remain apart and test their resolve in a series of planned misadventures.
Bree is home for good but will she be home for love?


 A sexy, female vampire with secrets. A sinfully-handsome witch prince on a mission. A formidable Vampire Council with something to hide.

A vampire descendent from the original Coffin Girls, Anais runs a successful event and wedding planning business from her majestic New Orleans plantation house. To the Vampire Council, she is seen as an exemplary hostess and household head of a misfit bunch of vampires.
When Yves, her maker and head of the Vampire Council requests her assistance in hosting the mysterious, yet dashing Prince of Witches, Conall, she has no option but to accept. But Anais is the keeper of secrets; secrets that can kill. Protective of her family’s undiscovered uniqueness, Anais is guarded, yet intrigued by the enigmatic witch prince.
Conall and Anais are drawn together when confronted with fatal encounters and an unimaginable destiny… if she’s willing to accept it and fight. 

Supernational Seduction Aneesa Price

A vampire descendent from the original Coffin Girls, Anais runs a successful event and wedding planning business from her majestic New Orleans plantation house. To the Vampire Council, she is seen as an exemplary hostess and household head of a misfit bunch of vampires.
When Yves, her maker and head of the Vampire Council requests her assistance in hosting the mysterious, yet dashing Prince of Witches, Conall, she has no option but to accept. But Anais is the keeper of secrets; secrets that can kill. Protective of her family’s undiscovered uniqueness, Anais is guarded, yet intrigued by the enigmatic witch prince.
Conall and Anais are drawn together when confronted with fatal encounters and an unimaginable destiny… if she’s willing to accept it and fight.

AN AMAZON TOP 100 BEST SELLER and TOP RATED FANTASY! Meet Ruby. She’s your average (somewhat dorky) ice-cream eating, garden-loving teenager, who is constantly being annoyed by her little brother, is best friends with possibly the only Goth kid in town and, oh yeah…she sees fairies.

After Nick Martino (possibly the hottest guy she’s ever known) finally asks her out, she can barely manage a two-word sentence when a bizarre incident strikes their lakeside town.Stumbling bare-foot through some interesting dates, will she ever find love? And what does Ruby do when more strange events continue to occur? Will she keep her gift of Fairy Sight a secret? As an ancient myth unfolds and new mystic fairy tales come to life, Ruby and her menagerie of friends tackle some extraordinary circumstances with her very ordinary abilities in this modern day fairy tale. See what legends come to life in “Ruby Blue,” a young adult fantasy fiction novel and the first installment of the Ruby Blue series.

Deja Blue Juie Cassar

 AN AMAZON TOP 100 BEST SELLER and TOP RATED FANTASY! Ruby's back with her fairy friends and this time, she stumbles upon some of the mysteries of the Water Court. Now, being pursued by an unknown force, Ruby's fairy friends step in to protect her. However, trouble seems to follow Ruby around every corner and even her fairy guardians need to call in reinforcements...but at what cost? Faced with a seemingly impossible challenge, Ruby must decide if and how she will help out her fairy friends. Will she pledge her allegiance to the Earthen Court? Or will she find new comfort and protection in the Water Court? Become entangled and entranced in Ruby's latest adventure and relive the magic in "Deja Blue," the second installment of the Ruby Blue Series!


Sky Blue Julie Cassar

 AN AMAZON TOP 100 BEST SELLER and TOP RATED FANTASY! Something strange is brewing in Lake City… as the summer comes to a close, Ruby finds herself caught in a torrent of trouble when a stranger blows into town. Relationships are put to the test, lines are drawn and a choice is made when the ways of the Royal Sky Court rain down upon Ruby and the gang. Weathering through a storm of secrets, spells and yet another life-changing adventure… who will survive in its wake? Find out just what mysteries are revealed in this third, magical installment of the Ruby Blue Series!

Forever Blue Julie Cassar

 AN AMAZON TOP 100 BEST SELLER and TOP RATED FANTASY! New love, new magical powers and new threats emerge as Ruby discovers more about who she is to become and why the powers at be want her out of the picture. When the flames of the Fire Court threaten to burn those she loves, Ruby must leap into a fiery battle which could change the lives of all those in Fey and alter the fate of the Royal Courts forever. Secrets revealed and lives hang in the balance in this explosive finale to the Ruby Blue Series.

Inescapable: The Beginning

What would you do if the man you loved, more than life itself, had been called back to Peru to deal with a dangerous situation, one he couldn’t tell you about, and then doesn’t contact you for five weeks, even though he promised he would? If you were Darcey Callahan, you would know deep in your soul that something was wrong and take off in search of him, in spite of your best friend trying to talk you out of it. Headstrong and impulsive as always, you realize, too late, you haven’t thought the whole thing through, as events, beyond your control, are set in motion, throwing you into a nightmare of oblivion, human traffickers, strange situations and exotic locations. A nightmare, where, you may never find your way out.

Inescapable: Remembering

Amnesia, surveillance, high-speed car chases, murder and attempted murder, espionage, and betrayal. Fear, joy, sadness, excitement, intuition, and remembering are all integral parts of the sequel to Inescapable: The Beginning.
Car wrecked, kidnapped, auctioned off, bought, drugged, and transported six miles under the Atlantic Ocean. If that wasn’t enough, add amnesia to the mix, and Darcey Callahan does not know who she is, where she is from or how she wound up in this never-ending nightmare. She does not remember who the man that purchased her is, and, although her mind is frightened and does not trust him, her body betrays her. Is it possible her body remembers what her mind cannot?
Will reacquainting Darcey with her old best friend Marti, help to regain some of her memories? Will it be enough to clear the fog that has settled over her memory? While new threats and opportunities begin to surface, will Darcey and Brad have a chance to make their happily ever after a reality? Or, will they be left adrift in an ocean of lies and deceit?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Code Name: GHOST by Natasza Waters

Code Name: Ghost (A Warrior's Challenge Series)
Code Name: Ghost (A Warrior's Challenge Series) (Kindle Edition) 

Kayla is intent on leaving her past north of the border. Hired as a Canadian liaison by the US Navy, she finds the Coronado SEALs tough but amiable. Their Commander is another matter. With eyes like blue steel and a body carved from it, Kayla resists the hungry attraction between them for good reason.

Navy SEAL Commander Thane Austen (Ghost) treats his women like his missions: in, out and gone. Returning from deployment to find Kayla is his new tactical specialist poses a challenge, one he’s never faced. When the defiant beauty with haunted eyes becomes a serial killer’s target, the Commander has the excuse he needs to close ranks around her. Fear is a word unknown to the legendary SEAL until he realizes love can be as dangerous to a warrior as combat. Convincing Kayla to surrender to him and catching a killer is a mission he won’t fail.

My Review: 
Life always has a way of putting you where you 'need' to be, rather where you 'think' you need to be. Even though Ms. Banks was looking for a place away from painful memories, she wasn't expecting to meet someone that might make those memories recede.

Commander Austen enjoys his job. No, that isn't right. He lives, breathes, sleeps, eats, and devours his career. He is a love and leave 'em kind of guy. Relationships don't fit in his way of life, or at least that is what he tries to convince himself. Until he meets 'Snow White'. He wonders where the drive to protect and fight for his country has gone. It seems to him that for some reason it has re-centered itself on a little Canadian that he believes has no business being in his business.

Natasza Waters has a way with words and literally brings life to her characters. There are some authors that are excellent story tellers and have awesome grammatical prose. And then there are authors like Ms. Waters. She is one of those authors that leaves you on the edge of your seat, grabs you by your heart, pulls you around the world, and makes you believe that you could look up from your book and see Ghost or Snow White sitting across from you. It takes an amazing personality, amazing drive, and amazing heart to accomplish that in one book, but somehow, someway Ms. Waters does just that!

If you like a book that leaves you crying, begging, and pleading for more because you are so wrapped up in the characters lives then this is the book for you! Please check it out! I know you will love it! I did!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Twin's Journey The Legends of South Haven by H. Sustaita

A Twin's Journey is a wonderful story filled with love, life, and the loss of things you hold dear.
Raven has not had an easy life but she perseveres and is determined to right the wrongs that have been done to her. What she doesn't expect is the obstacles in her way or the way her heart beats faster when Axe is around. Will she forge ahead without considering others or will her heart win and she is forced to learn to love again? Five stars for a five start author!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Not At First A Novel By: Phalla S. Rios

Falling for two men at the same time was something Angel Mabbott never expected to happen.

Leaving a past full of pain and loss in California, Angel is determined to make something of her life when she starts college in Minneapolis. But life takes a turn when she finds herself torn between Kevin and Roman.

Kevin Hawken is a domineering man who forces himself into Angel's life and changes everything she thought she knew. But how much can he be trusted when he is so secretive about himself?

Angel was instantly intrigued when she first laid eyes on Roman Conti, an Investment firm owner. He was everything she ever wanted in a man: romantic, loving, and protective over her.

As Angel begins to weave a bitter web of desire and deceit, will she find herself consumed, or will she be able to find her way out and follow her heart?

5.0 out of 5 stars Caught In Between, July 22, 2013

This review is from: Not at First (Kindle Edition)
Do you like a story about life's ups and downs? What about a story that reels you in from the first page and won't let you "off the hook" until the last word? How about a story that you can honestly get so involved in that when it is over, you want to pick up the phone and call the characters and yell, laugh, and cry with them because they touched your heart so deeply that you feel like you are a part of them.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! For a first time author, Ms. Rios knows how to pull out all the punches and keeps you mesmerized from page one. Her characters are real, the story line is genuine, and there are emotions that just seem to seep off the page!

Take your time reading this one so you are sure not to miss anything, or you can do what I like to do. Read the story really fast, and then go back and reread it slowly. It is amazing what you pick up from the second and third read that you missed the first and second time! A sure sign of a GREAT author! Well done Ms. Rios! Can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wilted Wings by Shadow Stephens

Power, greed, and envy fill Damon and Ilisha’s world. Their hope of settling into a life of peace and family remains out of grasp. Damon is kidnapped and forced to stand trial for the death of his father while a breed of hybrids designed to destroy all angels is set loose. With no choice but to leave her earthly mother and baby behind, Ilisha struggles in a world of high politics and family feuds. She must become an ultimate warrior to save her husband and both the worlds she loves.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Love in all the Wrong Places by Audrey Harte

Annie Chang is in her mid 20s and has lived in Los Angeles all her life. After a series of failed relationships, she's beginning to feel like she will never meet Mr. Right. But seeing one of her longtime BFFs find love on the internet, she decides to give online dating a try.

After finally finding an amazing guy who sweeps her off her feet, will he prove to be everything she could have wished for and more or is he too good to be true?

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Andrea Digiglio

After the fight of a lifetime, Alice and Cole return home to live a life they were never meant to live. Fallen Angel father's choose to stay, protect and get to know their nephilim children. Now that everyone knows where to find Alice, the real question is who is that information pertinent to? One single traumatic event sets Alice's true destiny into motion. How each of those she cares for reacts to this event; has enormous consequences for her.

What will Alice have to sacrifice and for whom?

Free on Amazon from 4/19-4/21!!! Go and grab your copy today

Cursed with an intense version of empathy Alice runs from a wasted life to start a new one somewhere no one will know her; Hell, Michigan. Alice works at a hole-in-the-wall bar in the middle of nowhere mostly keeping to herself to avoid the overwhelming emotions of those around her. She allows her best friend to convince her into taking a few college classes without realizing it would drastically change her life forever. From her first day of class she was hooked on him; his scent, his eyes, the way he talked to her inside her head.

Throughout her struggles she learns about true love, true pain and the truth of her own heritage. Alice must quickly find out who she is because after all everyone else is out to find her. With Angels and Bounty Hunter’s in constant pursuit she finds protection within a group of Fallen Angels. These Fallen Angels vow to do anything to protect her; for it is their belief she will save their kind and all of mankind.

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