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All That’s Unclaimed by Constance Phillips Review

All That’s Unclaimed (Sunnydale Days Book 2)

by Constance Phillips

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Ben Crawford is forced to face the ghosts of his past after his mother’s accident and Anna Jenkins’s announcement she’s starting her own stables. Only then does he find the strength to hold on to all he’s left unclaimed. 

 

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Ben Crawford has always believed the professional respect and acceptance he desired couldn’t be found at Sunnydale Farms. There were just too many ghosts residing in his broken home. Only when Anna Jenkins, the one constant at his mother’s therapeutic riding facility, announces she is leaving to start her own stables is Ben forced to grasp hold of all he’s left unclaimed. 

Fun Facts:

  1. Even though I was born in Detroit, MI., I grew up in a small town very near the real small town that I set the Sunnydale Days series in.
  2. I like to say, I began writing stories about the same time I physically learned to write. Not too far off, I began piecing together a first novel at about age thirteen.
  3. Said first novel will never see the light of day. ::grin::
  4. My first published novel – Fairyproof – spent almost two years on my hard drive after an initial round of submissions before I decided to revisit the book.
  5. After a very quick follow up edit, I submitted Fairyproof to just a handful of publishers before it was picked up and published.
  6. I’ve always been a dog person and have only rarely been without one as a pet.
  7. I’m addicted to Diet Coke.
  8. Ditto for chocolate.

 

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, two kitties, and four canine kids.

When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance is counting down the days until her son and daughter-in-law make her a grandma and planning a cross-country motorcycle trip with her husband for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.

 

 

 

 

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Release Day: Crumpets and Cowpies by Shanna Hatfield

 

Crumpets and Cowpies
by Shanna Hatfield
Series: Baker City Brides, #1
Genre: Historical/Western Romance
Release Date: January 15, 2015

 

 

Rancher Thane Jordan reluctantly travels to England to settle his brother’s estate only to find he’s inherited much more than he could possibly have imagined.

Lady Jemma Bryan has no desire to spend a single minute in Thane Jordan’s insufferable presence much less live under the same roof with the handsome, arrogant American. Forced to choose between poverty or marriage to the man, she finds herself traveling across an ocean and America to reach his ranch in Oregon.

 

“I agree, Weston. The longer we wrangle with this won’t make it any easier.” Thane looked to Jemma and she gave an almost imperceptible nod for him to continue. “I’ve taken into consideration Henry’s wishes, the needs of the children, and what would be most beneficial to all parties involved.”

When Thane paused, Jemma leaned forward, waiting. “And…?”

“I think Weston’s idea holds merit. In the vein of doing what is best for the children, I’m requesting the honor of your hand in marriage, Miss Bryan.”

“You are what?” Jemma rocked back so hard in her chair, it nearly tipped over. A most unladylike grab for the edge of the table is all that kept her upright. “How could I possibly marry you? I don’t love you. I can’t even claim to like you, Mr. Jordan. You are quite possibly the most maddening man I’ve ever met.”

“Don’t flatter yourself, honey. I sure didn’t take one gander at you and fall madly in love. You’re the most opinionated, obstinate, razor-tongued woman I’ve had the misfortune of encountering.” Thane held up a hand to silence her when she opened her mouth in rebuttal. “However, you love my brother’s children with a fierce devotion and I don’t want to take them away from you. What I propose is a marriage of convenience, in name only. Your sterling reputation will remain untarnished. As my wife, I’d provide for you, protect you, and share whatever I have with you. Everything except my bed.”

Jemma drew a deep breath, prepared to lambast him, but Thane’s stoney glare held a warning.

“Before you insult me further or push my patience beyond endurance, I encourage you to think over your next words very carefully. If you need time to consider my offer, I plan to spend the day at Henry’s office, going over his accounts. You can give me your answer this evening.”

Without waiting for her response, Thane rose from the table and strode from the room.

 

 

A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a best-selling author of clean romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.

 



 

 

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal – Keela by L.A. Casey

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Series: Slater Brothers #2.5

By: L.A. Casey

Publication Date: February 1, 2015

Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations

Synopsis

Keela Daley is stressed out with nightmares and memories from her past, they are haunting her. She has no time to dwell on them as she is moving out of her dog box sized apartment and into her first house with her fiancé. Moving house is a dreaded task, and Keela would love nothing more than for things to go quietly and smoothly, but when you’re engaged to a Slater brother, nothing goes quietly or smoothly. Nothing.

Alec Slater loves his woman. He also loves playing games and surprising her. Picking moving day to do both, turns out to be a failure of epic proportions. Alec wants to make it up to Keela for his mistakes, but as the day goes on, and things go from bad to worse, he doesn’t know if living with him is something she wants anymore.

What started out as a simple day of packing and moving house turns into the day from Hell. Unwanted house guests. Business propositions. Alcohol. Pregnancy tests. Panic attacks. Fighting. Arguing. Sex, and everything else that is crazy and represents the name Slater. Keela has a choice to make, and not one she will make lightly.

Keela adores Alec, and what Keela adores, Keela cherishes. 

 

 

Other Books In Series 

Dominic (Slater Brothers #1)

Amazon US | UK | CA  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo

Bronagh (Slater Brothers #1.5)

Amazon US | UK | CA  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo

Alec (Slater Brothers #2)

Amazon US | UK | CA  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo

Keela (Slater Brothers #2.5)

Coming Soon!!

 

 

About the Author

L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty-three year old stay at home mother to a two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her five year old – going on thirty – beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day.

She is the author of Amazon Bestselling book series, Slater Brothers.

 

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Review: Hopebreaker by Dean F. Wilson

Synopsis:

In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.

Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.

When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.

 

My review:

Steampunk, war, and thrilling intrigue are just a few elements that make up the novel Hopebreaker by Dean F. Wilson. For me this was not the usual steampunk that I enjoy, however, it is still a great read and definitely a new flavor of the genre that I enjoy so much. The novel centers around our anti-hero and smuggler Jacob. Jacob is ruled by his love for the almighty coil (this dystopian world’s monetary unit). However, things begin to change for him after he gets caught in a deal gone bad and thrown into a prison cell with Whistler. He struggles to find a balance between his old life as a coil hungry smuggler and a new one as a somewhat unwilling participant in the Resistance movement. Whistler, as one of the Last (the last human children born before the demons took over) has the biggest influence over Jacob and has become his new moral compass and companion. I can’t wait to see what further adventures Jacob and the gang have in book two of the series, Lifemaker. According to the information at the back of this book it is due out March, 2015.

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Operation Payback by Tim Smith

 

Operation Payback
by Tim Smith
Genre: Multi-Cultural, Interracial, Mystery Thriller, Romantic Suspense
 
Former CIA operative Nick Seven has worked hard to create a new life in the Florida Keys with his Barbadian lover, Felicia Hagens. Their life in paradise takes an unexpected turn when a double agent that Nick sent to prison is granted an early parole. Nick still remembers what Simon Larch said when he was sentenced– “Someday I’ll get you for this. You won’t know when or how. Just wait for it.” Larch is supposedly in another state, so who’s responsible for the ominous threats Nick receives, and how does Larch seem to know everything about Nick’s past? What kind of 
 
 
 

 

Tim Smith is an award-winning, bestselling author whose books range from romantic mystery/thrillers to contemporary erotic romance. He is also a freelance photographer. He can often be found in The Florida Keys, doing research in between parasailing and seeking out the perfect Mojito. His website iswww.timsmithauthor.com

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Unexpected Gifts by Elena Aitken

 

 

 

Unexpected Gifts: (The Steamy Version)

by Elena Aitken
Genre: Holiday Romance
 
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Let it snow with a hot, sexy contemporary romance!
Cozy up to the Castle Mountain Lodge in the middle of the remote Canadian Rockies for Unexpected Gifts.

 

Christmas represents everything Andi Williams is supposed to have, and doesn’t. Running away to a remote mountain lodge in the Canadian Rockies sounds like the perfect way to escape, until a mix-up finds her sharing a villa with sexy, rough around the edges, Colin Hartford.

 

Colin’s determination to enjoy the holiday he’s missed for the last five years sweeps Andi into a season of joy that she’s not sure she’s ready for. Can Andi open herself up to everything the holidays have to offer…including love?

My Review: This story comes in two versions a sweet version and a steamy.

For this review I will be talking about the sweet version, however, at the time of my writing both are currently free on Amazon.

Snow angels, hot cocoa, Christmas carols, and every other thing you can think of for a traditional Christmas is what Colin is yearns for.

Andi is trying to escape from Christmas altogether. Their story is what happens when the two are thrown together after a hotel room mix up.

I very much enjoyed the sweetness of this holiday romance. The Castle Mountain Lodge Romance series looks to be something that I will be able to read, enjoy and recommend to all of my friends. Castle Mountain Lodge is itself a very magical place and one I would love to visit. It sets a lush backdrop to Colin and Andi’s story. I won’t go any further so as not sure share any spoilers. If you love holiday romance this one is for you!

 

 

 

~A hot, contemporary romance~
 
 
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Like a lot of my readers, I’m a busy mom. It often feels like life is pulling us in a million different directions, which is why I love to write romance! There’s nothing better than knowing you have an escape waiting for you at the end of a long day in the form of a good book. I’m lucky enough to live in the shadow of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the foothills of Alberta, where I can write the stories I love. Whenever I get the chance, I escape into those amazing mountains and I can usually be found sitting with my feet in the lake, working on my next book.

 

As well as contemporary romance novels, I also like to write women’s fiction and my collection of stand alone novels are all part of the Escape Collection. I’m always trying something new, so stay tuned to see what’s next!

 

I LOVE to hear from my readers! Please sign up for my newsletter at http://www.elenaaitken.com (link on website) so you can stay up to date on my latest releases. Plus there’s a link to an exclusive free short story!

 

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Release Blitz: The Devil’s Lair by A.M. Madden

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Synopsis

The Devil’s Lair ~ A Back-Up Series Novella

Devil’s Lair is on their first world-wide tour. Taking their antics across Europe, Asia, and Australia proves to be hilarious, exhausting, and very chaotic. Most of the time they feel completely out of their element, and they’re right. Tequila, groupies and a endless supply of condoms are replaced with…well, with a whole lot of different.

Join them on their ‘Blow Our Minds World Tour’ and accept this V.I.P. pass to a behind the scenes look at Devil’s Lair as they travel the globe wreaking rock star havoc

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About Author

Amazon Best Selling Author ~
A.M. Madden’s debut novel is Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore and Backstage.

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.

A.M. Madden, Independent Author of the Back-up Series.

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Cover Reveal – Hunter & Prey by Kira Barker

 

Hunter & Prey
Hunter & Prey Series
by Kira Barker
Publication Date: December 20, 2014
Genre: Horror/Thriller, Erotica
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations

Synopsis

Penelope Thompson loves her life. She has everything she wants. With her beauty, charm, and intelligence, she is at the top of her game and is one of the most sought after escorts at her company. She chooses her clients carefully and provides them with much more than just a great time between the sheets. Yet now at the age of 33, she is questioning just how much longer she has in the business. Life might be great, but sometimes it gets lonely to only ever be what others want to see in her, without true intimacy.

Darren Hunter has made a killing by being one of the best lawyers in Chicago. Renowned for winning any case, he has built up quite the reputation. He has a new beautiful woman attached to his arm every few months and is what every guy desires to be: wealthy, intelligent, successful, and has the looks that kill. 

It is now time for Darren to choose his new “flavor of the season” and it seems as if Penelope has caught his eye. As things heat up between them, Penelope starts to feel as if life is turning into a fairy tale—if not for the fact that one by one, evidence is mounting up that the elusive Mr. Hunter has his own skeletons in the closet. Will his past come to catch up with her? And why do all the women in his life suddenly disappear?

***This is a dark thriller, rated M and recommended for 18+***

About the Author

Kira Barker has always enjoyed telling stories. It has kept her sane through high school and college, and has become a true passion since. A geek gamer girl herself, she feels at home reading sci-fi and fantasy as much as writing romance. She likes her plots gritty, her smut realistic, and doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty when it comes to research. When she’s not writing, she loves annoying her cats or cruising country roads on her motorcycle.

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Shades of Holly review


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From the author's summary
Do you like murder and mystery with your mistletoe?

Enter Zach Howard, a man who’s finally managed to get his life on track, until that is, he comes across a pair of otherworldly sunglasses. Once on, they reveal scenes of a past he would like to forget and a future he finds terrifying. If he can trust what the visions portray, Holly, the one woman he’s never stopped loving, is in danger of a psychopath.

Christmas is a breath away, but will Holly take her last breath? Holly has no idea what fate has placed in front of her this holiday season. Two years before, she turned her back on Zach because she wasn’t strong enough to deal with his broken soul. This time around, does she have the courage to fight for Zach’s life at the risk of her own? Or can miracles and angels save them both?

Shades of Holly is book two in this series, however, it can be read as a stand alone. I really enjoyed this book it drew me in immediately. I absolutely love the idea of magical sunglasses that help you fix a past mistake and perhaps even save your future. As a voracious reader if a novel is less than 300 I usually don’t waste my time. However, my whole world has been rocked with Shade’s of Holly! At 55 pages author H.D. Thomson was absolutely a magician and wordsmith packing in enough story for a full novel. I’m looking forward to reading more by H.D. Thomson. This is also available with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.

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