Monday, July 21, 2014

Secrets of Hallstead House




Secrets of Hallstead House
By: Amy M. Reade
Releasing July 17th, 2014
Kensington

Blurb  


Macy Stoddard had hoped to ease the grief of losing her parents in a fiery car crash by accepting a job as a private nurse to the wealthy and widowed Alexandria Hallstead. But her first sight of Summerplace is of a dark and forbidding home. She quickly finds its winding halls and shadowy rooms filled with secrets and suspicions.
Alex seems happy to have Macy’s help, but others on the island, including Alex’s sinister servants and hostile relatives, are far less welcoming. Watching eyes, veiled threats…slowly, surely, the menacing spirit of Hallstead Island closes in around Macy. And she can only wonder if her story will become just one of the many secrets of Hallstead House…




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Note from Storm Goddess: My review will post this week. 


Author Info   

Amy M. Reade is a debut author of romantic suspense. A native of upstate New York, she grew up in the Thousand Islands region and was inspired by the natural beauty of that area to write her first novel, Secrets of Hallstead House. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, a Bouvier des Flandres named Orly, and two rescued cats who refuse to answer to their names of Porthos and Athos.
Upon graduation from Cornell University and Indiana University School of Law, Amy practiced law in New York City, but soon discovered that her dream job was writing. In addition to volunteering with school, church, and community groups, Amy is currently working on her second novel, set in the area around Charleston, South Carolina.
Though Amy lives within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, she is partial to the blue waters of the Pacific and spends as much time as possible on the Big Island of Hawaii, which is the setting of her as-yet-unwritten third novel.

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Review: Sleepy Hollow


Book Title: Sleepy Hollow by Taryn Kincaid    
Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS





This was another great 1Night Stand Series. I loved this book and it had a great story line to it. I loved the ending and couldn't have had a better ending if I had done it myself.

Lily Night is a succubus and doesn't know much about her powers when she is in high school. If only someone could've told her or showed her. Her date Campbell Jones gives her one of the best nights of her life, it also is one of the worst. She ends up putting Campbell in a come and she thinks she has killed him.

Ten years later and Campbell has become a great architect. He was in a coma for two months and came out of it with some special powers of his own. He has vowed to never give away Lily's secret and he can't stop thinking about her. He want her back and has decided to look for her but first he has to get his date over with the 1Night Stand.

Neither knew that they were the blind date for the other. Imagine their surprise when they find out. If you want to know then you need to read this book. I will just tell you that there will be lightning tonight.

I enjoyed reading this book from this author and can't wait to read more. I will be having to get this series just so I know what happens with the rest of Lily's sisters. With these sister together you never know wha will happen. This author wrote a very exciting book and I loved it.



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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cover Reveal: Letting Go






LETTING GO by Molly McAdams
On-sale 11/4/2014
When Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen, they believed they’d be together forever. They never dreamed that three days before their wedding, twenty-year-old Ben would suddenly die from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. Grey would have spent the next two years simply going through the motions if it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger. He’s the only one who understands her pain ... the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered.

While everyone else worries over Grey’s fragility, Jagger is the only one who sees her strength, and vows to always be there for her-even if it’s only as her best friend. As much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. But when Grey finds out that Jagger has loved her since before he even knew what love was, it might prove to be too much for her to handle.

Grey soon realizes their chemistry is undeniable, and they learn that admitting their feelings for each other means they’ve got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted . . . or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?

Cover Reveal: Finding Us





After the events of last year, Jade and Garret are anxious to get a fresh start in a new town and a new college, far away from the people who tried to tear them apart.

But soon after moving, their relationship problems begin. Jade finds out Garret hasn’t been completely honest with her. And knowing he’s been keeping secrets drives her back to old habits. Garret begins to worry when he sees Jade reverting back to the girl he met last year and yet he continues to hide things from her, thinking it’s for the best.

Jade and Garret thought they’d be safe in a small college town but they start to question their safety when a crime occurs in their neighborhood. And the more they investigate it, the more suspicious it becomes. Was it just a random crime or were they the intended victims?

It’s a turbulent start to their new life together. But this is just the beginning. Plans are in the works behind the scenes and Jade and Garret have no idea what’s in store for them.

Note to Readers - BIG Change for Jade #6!

In this latest installment of The Jade Series, readers will finally hear from Garret! Finding Us is written from both Jade’s point of view and Garret’s point of view.






Allie Everhart writes about dating, love, and romance. She’s also a freelance writer for magazines and websites. Before freelancing, she was a book editor for a publishing company where she worked on several NYT bestselling nonfiction books. She loves to read as much as she loves to write. And when she’s not reading or writing, she’s outside running, which is when she gets her best book ideas.



The Jade Series

The Jade Series is a New Adult Romance that follows the relationship of Jade and Garret in their first year of college. 






In Choosing You, (Jade 1), Jade and Garret meet on Jade’s first night at Moorhurst College and despite their strong attraction to each other, they’re not allowed to date because of the strict rules that control Garret’s life.




In Knowing You, (Jade 2), Garret breaks the family rules and begins dating Jade. Their relationship grows deeper but issues from Jade’s past complicate matters.



In Loving You (Jade 3) shows Jade and Garret growing closer as a couple but also hints at the trouble that lies ahead.



In Promising You (Jade 4), in which a new challenge emerges for Garret that could interfere with the future he wants with Jade.




Originally, book 4 was the end of the series, but fans wanted more of Jade and Garret, so Allie recently published Forever You, an all-new, full-length follow-up book to The Jade Series.





Thursday, July 17, 2014

Review + Excerpt: Love Me Anyway







There is a serial killer loose in America’s National Parks. Greyson Beauchene, Head Ranger of Alaska’s Denali National Park is certain he will never have to deal with that because his park is too ‘out of the way.’ However, Ranger Beauchene soon finds out he is dead wrong. 
Greyson and his two assistants are flown by helicopter into a remote section of the park where hikers have found a casket, one of the biggest indicators the serial killer has found Denali. Greyson’s team is joined by one incredibly irritating and extremely demanding FBI Profiler and her two Agents. Very good at what she does, Aspen O’Connell sets out to take control of the crime scene and everyone involved in it, and Greyson is having none of it. 
Greyson, Aspen and their teams must work together to find this killer before he kills again. Events move quickly as the group pieces together clues from the crime scene and a profile is established. As they work through abduction attempts and visible threats, Greyson and Aspen struggle to put their growing feelings for each other in a place that will keep them focused on finding an evil, evil man and bringing justice to innocent victims. 


Excerpt:  



“Ranger Beauchene,” she said looking back down at the shavings.  “You’re certain you didn’t move any of this around?”
“Quite,” he said, his arms still folded.  “I have no way of knowing how long this has been here, except that the shavings look fairly fresh.  Still, any of it could have been moved by wind or wildlife.  One of my assistants is quite adept at tracking.  I could have him check the area to see if there are any tracks in here we may not see.”
“That would be acceptable,” she said, dismissing him.
Greyson stood his ground and didn’t move.
“I said that would be acceptable.”  She glared at him.
“Yes, actually, it would be more than acceptable.  He’s quite good at tracking.”  He smiled at her congenially.
“Well then go get him!”  she snapped, clearly exasperated.
“Where did you grow up?” he asked her politely.
“That’s none of your concern,” she said, “now, where’s that tracker.”
“Well, where I grew up we said, please and thank-you when requesting something.  Did you learn that growing up, as well, or was everyone in your life as rude and abrasive as you are?”


Review Rating: 3.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review. What do I have to say about this book? INTENSE! Whoa. Unexpected. Twists and turns, some dark places in the minds of a serial killer...yeah the suspense is so ramped up. Had my heart pounding quite a few times. Aspen, the leading character...kinda has no filter at times. She just says things and man do they just fly out!  I also enjoyed Greyson's character. There's a lot of ups and downs in the story, but plenty to keep the reader engaged. There are times I had to look back because of some inconsistencies, or at least they seemed it to me. And that ending? Dang it! Yep, I want more. The book has a bit of a slow start, and the inconsistencies I saw, but other than that, it really kept me going! 





Author Bio:

JL Redington lives Juneau, AK,  with her husband Terry and puppy, Shelby.  Together they are the parents of 6 grown children and 19 grandchildren.   She loves to read, camp, cook and be with her friends and family.    In writing this romance series, JL has found a new love in her life, and that is writing books.    JL has always felt books are a way to take us out of the everyday and into a place we can relax, be entertained and enjoy a different world for a period of time.   Happy reading!
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Facebook:  Authorjlredington 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Full Exposure


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After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She's set her sights on her brother's best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew's live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn't stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.

Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?





Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review:  Full Exposure is a story with surprises. I thought this was on the lines of a more hot, steamy romance...which yes, it is, but the emotional aspect of it pulled me in. I wasn't expecting that.  Georgia  and Eric pulled me in from the start. Each have their own pain and they're trying to heal. They've been friends for years, as Eric is Georgia's brother's best friend.  Georgia served her country and is still tormented from it. Her brother is very protective over her. And Eric? He has his own feelings about her that he's also kept bottled up.

The chemistry is blistering. The sex scorching. The building relationship as the walls are brought down kept me fully engaged. Eric's nephew is so dang sweet and adorable, and I loved some of the things that sweet little boy did! 

The writing is perfectly paced, the story flows well, making for one emotional ride that I enjoyed. I'll be eagerly looking forward to the next in this series and much more from this fantastic new-to-me author. 






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After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.








Summer's Temptation


Title: Summer's Temptation
Author: Ashley Lynn Willis
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Series: Vandeveer University #1

If there are only three truths in life, they are these. Women will always try to change a man. Men will always say anything to get a girl in bed. Tyler Mason will always have a long line of girls trying to domesticate him, and none will succeed. If one of these ceases to be true, the world will cease to exist.

These are the rules as college student Cassie Faye knows them, so when she gives up on dating in favor of a man who can satisfy her without tempting her heart, her next-door neighbor Tyler tops the list. Tyler isn’t the type of boy Cassie would fall for, but he’s the perfect guy to teach her how to claim her sexual independence without losing her heart in the process. Too late, Cassie finds out that under his womanizing exterior is an attentive, considerate lover who brings out passions in her that she'd barely glimpsed before.

What if she’s wrong about the third truth? What if the world as she knows it is about to cease to exist?




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Ashley lives in the Midwest with her husband of twelve years. For eight years, she worked as an engineer in general aviation but quit her job to be a stay at home mom to three precious children. She began writing in September of 2009 and has been penning her imagination ever since.


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    “Why do you call me cupcake?” I ask.

      Tyler’s hands slide to my hips, and my breath catches. He pulls me against him, my rear pressed into his crotch. It’s a tiny movement, and the room’s dim enough that nobody seems to notice. His body is hard where I’m soft, and I clench my hands to keep from touching him.

      His hand twists in my hair, and he gently tugs my head back until his lips are almost touching my ear. His hot breath shudders against my skin. “Because you’ve got chocolate hair and chocolate eyes and a creamy middle I want to delve my tongue into.”


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