Thursday, May 22, 2014

Not Hiding (Parker Siblings #3) by Leigh Ann Lunsford Review

Not Hiding (Parker Siblings #3)

There hasn't been a series in a long time that has me gunning for more... Leigh Ann I need more!! 

I absolutely loved Cambree & Max's story. Max was so sexy & forceful but in a very hot way. Cambree is his life that is clear to see. He would do anything for her and her family. My stomach knotted yet again, girly you truly know how to get a book to affect me. 
Again with the amazing banter between the whole Parker/James crew ;-) I had tears streaming down my face at the yard pranks to bring Mitch into the family. 

I loved that the truth finally came out and Mitch was made more than welcome, which I knew they would. 
Now Miss Leigh Ann, I need more Dustin, I wanted to hug the boy so much, I had a tear in my eye from his last words. Bless him. 

What an epic story/series.


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I have got to say when I started reading this book I was a little nervous since it was a completely different genre then what I normally read. Sharon did a fantastic job with this story and got me out of my comfort zone and ready for more books like it.

While reading this book I had a hard time getting myself to put it down. David is a father to three children and has a great marriage to Amanda. He has a secret that he has been keeping from his family for more then ten years. one day he gets the call he thought he never would. Now he has to explain to Amanda not only did he have an affair but has two more children that he now has custody of.Amanda has a secret of her own and once it comes out nothing will ever be the same. Will magic help or pull this family apart even more?

Through out this book I wanted to cast many spells on David for cheating and breaking up his perfect family. At the end I realized he was not as bad as I thought. I was completely on edge through out the whole story. Everytime I thought I knew what was goibg to happen I was wrong. I will definitely be getting more books from Sharon and can't wait to see what is next.

Reviewed by Amy Zec


A Deadly Bet (Summers #1) by Jen Cousineau Review

A Deadly Bet (Summers #1)

Veronica has never had a easy life and it's only getting worse. After escaping from a violent husband and faced with losing her family, Veronica turns to the only people she has left, the Summer Brothers. Can Veronica overcome her fears and her past? Or will her past come back to haunt her?


This book was one that was very different than any other book I have read. It is very dark but at the same time hopeful. I had a hard time at parts in the book because at times there seemed to be a lack of emotion. This can be expected of Veronica due to her history but I felt the lack of emotion was present in all the characters to a degree. With this being said, I will be anxiously waiting for the second installment of this series! I can't wait to hear Trey's story!! 

If you like books with a little danger then you will love this book!

I was given an ARC in return for an honest review.

Reviewed by Maggie Wadsager




Reading a story about a woman who has lost her husband is heart wrenching. Adriana struggles to let her late husband Alex go and her family and friends are worried for her. One day a sexy hot movie star turns up in her driveway, unable to turn the sexy Tucker Stavros away she offers to cook a meal for him. There is a underlining connection there but Adri refuses to see it or allow herself to feel it. 
Tucker has been hurt and cheated on so he travels to clear his head. When he meets the very beautiful Adriana, he also senses the connection but feels she won't let him in. I had high hopes for them. Slowly they connect but not 100%, Adri is still clinging to Alex for dear life even though Tucker wants more from her. I really wanted to shake Adri and tell her to just let Tucker in. But on the other side I wanted to shake Tucker and tell him she isn't worth it. Talk about push and pull feelings. Her friends accept him and I loved the banter between them and how they accepted Tucker into their little crew. She hurts him more than she knows but Tucker sticks it out, until he has to go back to work. Adri takes their newly started relationship and crushes it by leaving him at the airport after a goodbye kiss. 

I really hope that Adri lets him in, in the #2 book, they both deserve to be happy and fingers crossed it's with each other. 

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When I read the synopsis for this book my first thoughts were “Oh wow”. This book was going to be raw, intriguing, and quite possibly very emotional. And it did not disappoint. From the first pages you are drawn into a world of NAVY SEALS. When you think about a SEAL you think hero, be honest. But the hero in this story doesn’t start out as one. Patrick is out looking for a little pleasure and he’s willing to go to a brothel to get it. When he gets there he gets the surprise of a lifetime after he chooses “Star” out of a lineup. 

“My name is Annie Hamilton. I'm an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You're my last hope. Please save me.”

Sex trafficking wasn’t unheard of and now he just landed smack dab in the middle of it. But can he believe a whore, a heroin junkie? Can he risk his career? Patrick can’t forget her eyes and the way she pleaded with him to save her. So he does what any SEAL does....he and his two friends try to save the day. But it’s just the beginning. There is much more to the story than they know.

I have read a lot of reviews about this book. And there are some people that really don’t like it...and I just don’t get it. I can’t understand why they didn’t enjoy it. This book was wonderful!! I was sucked in from the beginning. As I read I needed to know what happened. I was curious as to how Annie ended up where she was. Why she hadn’t been found sooner. I loved the relationship between Patrick and his friends Kyle & Vic (and can’t wait to read their stories in the next books). I thought the author was brilliant in the way she described the situations the characters were faced with. There isn’t much I would change about the book, other than make it longer! 

Reviewed by Lesley


Chasing Forever Cover Reveal by Lisa Cardiff - 5/22

Releasing June 3, 2014



Regan Pierce’s life is finally on right path . . .

She’s on track to graduate at the top of her class. She’s just been offered a summer associate position with one of the largest law firms in San Francisco. She’s in control of her future and the painful secrets of her past are long forgotten.

Her life is perfect . . . until Lucas Evanston, sexy former college baseball star turned lawyer extraordinaire, her boss for the summer, walks back into her life.

Six years ago, Lucas thought he’d met the woman of his dreams. Regan was everything he never knew he wanted until he ruined it all and left her broken and unable to trust.

Just like six years ago, the chemistry between them is as explosive as it is unexpected, but Regan wants nothing to do with the man who turned her life upside down and trampled her heart.

Lucas has other plans. Regan owns him, heart, body and soul and he’ll do whatever it takes to win the heart of the woman who haunts his dreams.



After spending years practicing law and running a real estate development company with her husband, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver. When she isn’t managing the chaos of raising three children and owning her own business, she can be found reading or writing a book.

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Cover Designer: Ashley Christin
Release Date: June 10, 2014


Payton wrote a self-published book regaling her encounters with men while visiting Las Vegas. To her horror, life changes in more ways than one when someone finds out her true identity.

Ryder, a successful publisher, is determined to find and sign Reece Edwards. Using what little information he can find on her, he sets out to find her, feeling it will definitely be worth the chase.

While on his search for Reece, Ryder meets Payton and the chemistry is explosive. Payton has done well with not allowing anyone to get close to her, but something is different with Ryder. Ryder can’t get Payton out of his head, but he is still on his mission to locate Reece.

With two tragic pasts, Payton and Ryder each have demons to overcome. Will they be able to put those demons to rest or will it be all for nothing?

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Warren “War” Jinkins is that guy.
The bad one.
Tempest’s ex front man, an arrogant rock god.
The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction.
His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band.
Shaina Bentley is that girl.
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Hollywood’s pink candy-coated sweetheart.
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She’s been practically perfect since that horrible day. But she’s starting to crack under the strain of being everything to everyone.
He’s a one man island. She’s a fragile captive soul.
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Michelle Mankin is the author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Romance with subtext.
Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.
For many years she worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Somehow, the boredom didn't kill her but the hours and hours of looking at facts and figures provided ample time for her mind to wander.
Black Cat Records in Vancouver provides the central backdrop for all of Michelle’s current novels. Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a Brutal Strength centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the Tempest series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.
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No one knows what happens tomorrow...
When Brooke Adams suffers the unimaginable, she knows her heart will never be whole again. Faced with the choice of giving in to her grief, or fighting to regain a resemblance to the life she once knew, she chooses to fight.
Not ready to give up, Brooke starts a new life where no one knows her past. As she slowly puts the pieces of her life back together, Brooke meets her neighbor, Tyler Reynolds. Soon, he becomes her friend, her rock...
and her complicated constant.
Despite her best efforts, she finds herself falling for him, but what will happen if Tyler learns the truth about her past and realizes just how deep the damage is?
The risk might be too much...

Elle Michaels is a professional in the tech sector, residing with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Having spent years acting in and directing stage productions, she dreamed of writing a screenplay, but at the suggestion of a friend, she decided to write a novel instead. She has always had a passion for reading and romance. There is nothing she loves more than to get lost in a sexy romance story. When not working or writing, she can be found spending time with the love of her life, her two young children and Yorkshire Terrier.
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One Chance, One Moment by Judith Kohnen Cover Reveal

Sometimes a chance comes along that can change the course of an entire life – make it right again, make a dream come true – and when that moment arrives, we grab it and fight with all of our might to make it happen … or not.

Renowned singer/musician Garry Danzlo has decided to live a life of seclusion after a debilitating accident destroys his musical career. Guilt-ridden and stubborn, he wants no part of the holistic nurse his sister has hired to rehabilitate him. He’s determined to get rid of her; she’s determined to stay.

Spunky, fun-loving Amanda Fields, widowed after a loveless marriage, is on a mission for love. More than anything in the world, she wants to adopt a wheelchair-bound boy named Robbie. When her chance arrives that will provide her with sufficient funds for the adoption, there’s nothing to stop her from accomplishing the temporary job in Colorado. But what she has to contend with is far more than just a difficult patient. Unexpected obstacles are suddenly out of her control. The least of her worries is falling for yet another man who doesn’t love her back.

One Chance, One Moment is a humorous, surprising and deeply emotional story of love found by two special people – love built on chances one must sometimes take, but sometimes give as well. Each moment becomes nourished by the faith of one woman, and eventually, by the dream of one man.

“A Feel Good Romance with Suspenseful Thrills … a love story that will capture the romantic at heart while weaving thrills throughout the plot – creating ‘one’ thrilling read.” - Allbooks Review International 
“… a novel that is impossible to put down. Fans of romance will find themselves absolutely riveted by the story as the suspense and tension becomes as unbearable for the readers as it is for Garry and Mandy.” - Book Reviewer List 
A recent developmental by a Writer's Digest 2nd Draft Critique Service Editor praised Judith as "a talented writer with a solid story." ONE CHANCE, ONE MOMENT was noted as being "engaging, funny, touching, and often full of surprises and thrills" and what is certain to be "a story destined for attention."

She was wearing those weird little glasses that kept sliding down her nose. With one trembling finger, she slid them back up. Hmmm, he thought, maybe there is a way to get rid of her.

She glanced up from the tray then, nearly knocking it over as her gaze locked with his. He had made sure his most alluring smile was plastered on his face while staring into those glassed frames that covered her eyes. He’d been used to girls swooning over him, for whatever reason—something to do with his “sexy smile” and his “bright medium blues” or so he’d been told. He felt victory on his side as she stood at a standstill, looking at him, the corners of her mouth smoothing gently. She swallowed, a light blush rising in her cheeks. But then, it left so quickly he wondered if he had imagined it, for she suddenly returned his smile with an even more alluring one of her own. She no longer the seducee, but the ...

His eyes drew immediately to her parting lips—that mouth that was so disturbingly interesting—and for a split second he wondered if those lips would feel as soft, taste as sweet. Good God Almighty. What was he thinking? What was he doing? What was she doing! She was slowly untying that gaudy, oversized bow at her neck, edging herself steadily closer, her voice coming low and sexy? “Do you need help?” she asked.

“Help?” he chirped.

“In the bed.” She lowered her glasses on her nose, observing him above the plastic rims.

“Wh-What?” Garry inched away, though no escape was to be had.

“To sit you up in bed … so that you can eat … your supper.”

“No! I-I can do it myself.”

“Can you? I wouldn't want you to strain anything. Come, let me help.” She grabbed him in a big bear hug, jerking him to a sitting position while he smothered a cry in the midst of her frilled collar. His unexercised muscles were painfully sore.

“Let go of me,” he demanded, pushing himself unsuccessfully from her grasp. “Get your hands, get your body off me, Ms. Fields!”

“But, Mr. Danzlo, I thought …” Her gaze roamed over him admiringly.

“Well, you thought wrong!”

“No, Mr. Danzlo, you thought wrong.” Her eyes were now ablaze. “If you ever, ever play this offensive game again, so help me, I'll—”

“Woman, I wouldn't want you if you were the last female on earth. You got that?”

She flinched for a bare second. “Perfectly.”

Going for his tray, she crammed it onto his lap. She stood, breathing hard, arms folded tight beneath her breasts while she waited for him to begin eating.

“I've lost my appetite,” he blustered, now humiliated.

“Shall I restore it for you?” she asked.

He wouldn't put it past her to do just that. With a slow, heavy exhale, he tried cooling his nerves. “If I eat, will you leave? I promise to be a good little boy and eat all my vegetables.”

“I'll leave you, Mr. Danzlo. But remember this little cliché: We'll meet again.”

Scowling, he picked up his fork and began eating, hoping this would get her feet moving. It did. “Close the door on your way out,” he said.

The door clicked shut.

“Good. Now I can eat in peace,” he muttered in silence, the room feeling strangely bigger, emptier. He had to find a way to get rid of her. “Tomorrow,” he said aloud.

Judith has always been a romantic at heart. She adores writing, poetry, music, singing, dancing, teaching, education, and caring for others. It is her hope that through her imaginative talents that she might become a source of inspiration for her readers. Part of her life's path is empowering others toward healing and teaching them how to use their own imagination and intuitive abilities.

Along with over 200 pages of poetry, Judith has written numerous songs and short stories, a couple of children's plays that were actually performed on stage, and has begun her first screenplay. She finished her first novel, One Chance, One Moment, in eight months and while in search for a publisher, has revised the story numerous times to make it the best it can be. She is currently working on her second book, For The Love Of Mandy – Book Two of the Mandy Story.

Judith loves helping other writers. She served as newsletter editor for Virginia Romance Writers for four years and has coordinated and judged VRW's HOLT Medallion Contest and their FOOL FOR LOVE Contest many times. She has also freelanced for various non-profit organizational newsletters, most of which were entertainment reviews, inspirational articles, and articles on writing.

A teacher of mediumship & intuitive development and a professional background in registered nursing, hypnotherapy and natural healing arts, Judith is now doing what she’s most passionate about – writing! She encourages you to do what you’re passionate about too. “Live for the moment,” she says, “for this moment is the most important of all moments.”

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