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Teaser: Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 with No comments

Mar 29, 2017

Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones 
is coming April 18th!

Pre-Order PROVOCATIVE Today!
Special $2.99 pre-order price - will increase after release!

Book two: SHAMELESS will be out on July 11th!

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Release Day Blitz & GIVEAWAY for THE HIGHLAND DUKE by Amy Jarecki

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 with 1 comment

Mar 28, 2017

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She'll put her life on the line for him . . . 

When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name.

Yet she can never learn his true identity.

Geordie knows if Akira ever discovers he's the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe is to ensure she's by his side day and night. But the longer he's with her, the harder it becomes to think of letting her go. Despite all their differences, despite the danger-he will face death itself to make her his . . . 





Curled under Geordie’s arm, Akira finally stopped shivering. All around them rain splashed. Everything was soaked and their little alcove smelled of horse—not a horrid smell, but not one she’d choose for her boudoir, either. If she had a boudoir.
She chose to ignore the voice in the back of her head telling her it wasn’t proper to allow a strange man to put his arm around her shoulders and offer her warmth. But there was something in the way Geordie looked at her that made her feel all warm inside and, moreover, protected. Aye, he’d been in a great deal of pain—was still in great pain—but since he roused from his last bout of unconsciousness, he’d behaved admirably. He’d brought the horse under control, figured out where they were, and formed a plan to take them to someone he could trust to provide her with an escort home.
With darkness, the air grew colder. Clutching her fists under her chin, Akira curled into Geordie’s heat. He smoothed his palm along her outer arm, his touch soothing.
When he turned his lips toward her, his warm breath skimmed across her forehead. “Try to sleep.” The gentle burr of his voice imparted all the more comfort.
But she couldn’t get too comfortable; she must to do her duty. He was still her patient. “I’m the healer. I should be telling you to do the same.”
His hazel gaze drifted to her mouth, and he grinned.
 “Very well.” He pulled his arm away, but not before running his fingers across her back. Blessed tingles spread over her skin as if she’d been caressed by feathers. Oh, heaven help her, his touch was unbelievably sublime. If only she could ask him to run his fingers back and forth again—just one more time.
She reached for the hem of his kilt, then quickly snapped her fingers away. What had she been thinking? True, she’d applied the salve before, but that was when he was mostly unconscious and definitely before he’d put his arm around her shoulder and smiled at her like a…like a…brawny Highlander.

“Have you gone shy, lass?” he asked with a hint of humor in his deep brogue.


About the Author

Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy writes steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past.

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Author: Amy Jarecki
Series: Lords of the Highlands, #1
On Sale: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD

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Review: The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 with No comments

Mar 27, 2017

November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will come down with it. But before that happens there is one last bit of cloak & dagger to attend to. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East -- a list that allegedly contains the name of every espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. No list was found on his body. Now Lorraine Broughton, an experienced spy with no pre-existing ties to Berlin, has been sent into this powderkeg of social unrest, counter-espionage, defections gone bad and secret assassinations to bring back the list and save the lives of the British agents whose identities reside on it. 


The Coldest City infiltrates a world of espionage and intelligence.  Meet Lorraine Broughton, a MI6 operative, who has to journey to West Germany during the Cold War.  She seems to be very picky when it comes to her choice of weapons.  The art by Sam Hart is so desolate, with many characters and backgrounds blurred.  The story itself would have benefited from more detailed art, to draw a better account. Yet it is understandable that Hart wanted to convey the atmosphere during the end of the Cold War.  To grasp details of who and where, I had to reread the story.  Only then was I able to take in the  essence of the characters and story.  Johnston conveys the  distrust between  officers and allies during this time.   Just when you seem to have unraveled the important details,  the tables turn.  I would read more spy fiction from Johnston, especially if we learn more about Lorraine.

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I'm overjoyed to learn that The Atomic Blond is 
based on The Coldest City.
Charlize Theron is such a badass!   

You better believe I will be watching. 


Publisher : Oni Press
Pub Date: June, 13, 2017 (First Published May 16, 2012)

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Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 with No comments

Mar 26, 2017

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.



I thought it was adorable, and the set, music, and characters enchanting.  I have nothing but love for the film whose story I have cherished since I was a child.  I didn't feel surprised by many scenes, but the captivating story made up for the lack there of.  Emma Watson, as Belle, was a wonderful choice.  I can not lie.  I liked the looks of the beast far more than I did that of the prince.  They could have done better in my opinion.  I must admit there were a few times I got all teary-eyed especially during the songs.   Beauty and the Beast is a nostalgic journey into our beloved childhood dreams. Be prepared for a round of emotional applause at the end.  Something that I haven't seen since I was a child.  A must see!!!  



NEW Justice League Trailer!

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 with No comments

Mar 25, 2017

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

I can't wait!
I need this movie!


Review: Into the Fire (Night Prince #4) by Jeaniene Frost

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In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon.

For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.



 Fantastic ending to an amazing series by Jeaniene Frost. Into the Fire is an intense read.  Mircea shines as his love for Leila brings out all the character traits we have come to hunger for in this vampire.  The story paves the way to the birth of new stories in this fascinating world. I look forward to reading more from Frost.  She has a way of always making me yearn for her characters.

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Paranormal romance/urban fantasy spin-off from the Night Huntress series.


Publisher: Avon
Pub Date: Feb. 28, 2017


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