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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Release Day and Review: Bleed the Water Red by R.L. Griffin


When Kate Tennison returns to the low country of South Carolina it’s with her tail tucked between her legs. She doesn’t want to be there and face the love of her life, who’s now married with a child. Distance has not broken the spell of fear that surrounds why she ran from her home in the first place. 

Her story is a tragic one. 

Mom in rehab. 

Father dead. 

Career annihilated. 

When we run from something looking back over our shoulder, we miss the scars on the arms that now hold us. 

Can the magic of the water heal her wounded heart or does something dangerous lurk underneath the perfect features of the new man she’s decided to take a chance on?

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4.5 Star Review
I can always count on R.L. Griffin to write a book that I can't really say much about without being a spoiler. Every thought I want to share could potentially give away some major plot twists in this story. While this is a standalone, I would suggest reading Quiet Lies in order to get the full effect of this book. I can't tell you why, but there are some key things in Q.L. that add to this jaw dropping story.

There isn't much about this book that I didn't like. It started out giving me a WTF reaction. That reaction continued throughout the book. The twists and turns, the characters and the plot. I had not anticipated getting this story in all its glory.

If I could change one thing about this book, it would be the darker parts of the book. Once you read it, you will see what I mean. I wanted more of the gasp-worthy scenes. Aside from that, this book was definitely a huge page-turner. I am not in the least bit ashamed that I loved every single word in this book!


R.L. resides in the Atlanta area with some cool dudes: her husband, son and two crazy dogs.  She was born and raised in the South.  She attended Georgia Southern University and moved to Washington, D.C. to intern in the United States Senate during the impeachment trial.  Falling in love with the city, she went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law.  By A Thread is R.L.’s second book, but is the first in a series that got her back into writing after a ten year hiatus.  She writes anything from romantic suspense to psychological thriller to romantic comedy. One of the things that readers always say is they never know what kind of story they will get from R.L.

Release Day and Review: Infidelity World

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The Infidelity Corporation will broker relationships—for a price. Their clients are exclusive and successful, their employees confidential and classified. Infidelity ensures that CEOs, politicians, and high-profile artists find love, with their friends and relatives none the wiser about how the happy couple met. But twists and turns abound in a world where old money, new money, and no money clash, from West Coast to East Coast and beyond. Enter Infidelity’s world of entrapment, betrayal, and deceit, where you decide whose relationship is real and whose is just an agreement.

Authors writing for Infidelity World include:

New York Times Bestselling author Pam Godwin,  Ted Persinger, Lulu Astor, Rae Riley, TC Winters, Donya Lynne, A.d. Ellis, DD Lorenzo, and Jillian Jacobs. 

To learn more about these authors, their Infidelity World stories and Kindle Worlds.

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Pam GodwinIncentive by Pam Godwin, NY Times bestselling author Desperate men do desperate things. When Decker Gabrielli hits rock bottom, he accepts a job as a hired companion at Infidelity. Surrendering a year of his life to a woman he’s never met might be the worst idea ever. But money, prestige, and sex are powerful incentives. That is, until the job becomes more than a contractual agreement. Hard limits are breached, panties are shredded, and rules are broken. In the end, his secret to getting ahead is…her.

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REVIEW:
4 Stars
I had no clue what I was getting into in this Infidelity story. I was hooked from the first page. Laughs and intrigue from start to finish.
This one is definitely a fast, enjoyable read. I loved the characters, who were well developed. I loved the plot, which moved at the perfect pace. I had this book read in no time. I almost didn't want it to end!


Ted Persinger
MANOR by Ted Persinger In Antebellum Savannah, young Sarah Montague inherits control of a manor and plantation, after her husband is commissioned in the Confederate army and leaves to prosecute the war. She finds herself faced with decisions she never could have imagined. But her troubles multiply when the Union army first burns nearby Atlanta to the ground, then Sherman’s March to the Sea takes them to Savannah. She has to overcome trials she was never prepared for. Her husband fails to return when the city is besieged, and she’s required to quarter a Union general, a man with dark secrets. Left alone, she must find within herself the strength to do what is right. Manor explores the choices and fortunes Sarah must overcome. Is she strong enough, or will these forces break her? As her new country disintegrates, she must do what is right for her and those she loves. Will she have the strength? Manor is a novella in the Infidelity Kindle World of Aleatha Romig, and is a prequel to that series.

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Rae Riley
Sacrifice by Rae Riley Chelsea Moore took the deal and signed the agreement. She was supposed to be assigned to a lobbyist. He was supposed to a stranger. Of course, life doesn't usually go the way it is supposed to go. Instead of spending a year of her life investigating a stranger, Chelsea is stuck. Her new client isn't a stranger. It's her best friend's ex-boyfriend. He is the son of the devil and she is the sacrificial lamb. To escape his entrapment, Chelsea will have to be cunning, use deception, and commit to a year of fidelity. Most importantly, she will have to convince her best friend that it wasn't a betrayal - it was a sacrifice.                        
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Inheritance by TC Winters Renowned artist Dante Costello’s carefree lifestyle is shattered by his father’s brutal murder. Although his mafia family is suspect, when he confronts the person he believes is responsible, the man is executed right before his eyes. In a bizarre twist, his younger sister is arrested for their father’s murder, and Dante is ordered to locate a priceless stolen painting to exonerate her. During his search, Dante investigates the family business and is devastated to discover his father’s legitimate lifestyle was only an illusion. As the hunt turns deadly, Dante must race against time to protect everyone he loves.

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REVIEW:
4 Stars
This was my first book by Winters. It also was the first I read from the Infidelity Worlds. I wasn't sure what to expect. I wasn't sure that anyone could write a story based off of Romig's phenomenal series.
I was hooked from the first page in this story. I was excited to have some great twists and turns, which kept the book moving at a perfect, fast-paced read.
Winters did a wonderful job with the characters and their story. I wanted more and more of them. I wanted more in this story, although the story told itself as it should have been. I definitely will be checking out Winters' others books after the wonderful job done on this story!



A.D. Ellis
DEVOTED by A.D. Ellis Kyle Matthews and Adam Jeffries have a terrific relationship, fabulous friends, and plans for the perfect wedding and honeymoon. When their plans are derailed, a mysterious stranger comes to their rescue. Yet even with their honeymoon back on track, Kyle and Adam face doubts, hostility, and opposition. Is their mutual devotion strong enough to save their marriage? Or will the bitter malice awaiting them be the beginning of the end? **This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult material.**

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Donya Lynn

Suspicion by Donya Lynne My name is Max. I’m a con man. A good one, too. One of the best. But I’m tired of looking over my shoulder, waiting for my luck to run out. So I’m making a career change into the world of professional poker. Which is why I’m in Vegas. There’s a huge Texas Hold’em tournament at the Rio, and I’m going to win it. My best friend and business partner, Shaun, isn’t happy with my decision to go legit. He says he brought me into the con game and that I owe him. He’s even willing to blackmail me to keep me under his thumb. I don’t respond well to blackmail, so this isn’t going to work out the way Shaun wants. Then there’s the girl. Disarming eyes, innocent smile, long legs. Nash came out of nowhere and filled a void in my unworthy heart I only recently realized existed. She’s trying to make a fresh start, too. Maybe together, she and I can create a new beginning and leave our crap pasts behind. I’ll admit I’d fallen hard for this girl. Harder than I’ve ever fallen, and probably harder than I should have. Because I, more than anyone, should know how easy it is to fall for a con.   Suspicion is an Infidelity World novella about how things are always what they seem.

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Indiscretion by DD Lorenzo Love is dispensable; companionship is critical. Some words of wisdom that my father imparted to me. I never gave much thought to either. My only desire was to be my father’s well-bred heir. A true Southern gentleman who took what he wanted and paved the road to success with the spoils. Hiding behind the curtain of gentility, I perfected my role. Until desire tore it in two and I was left with the tattered remains.

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Lulu Astor
Illegitimate by Lulu Astors Meet the new boss… Luca Costello, heir apparent to the New York Costello organized-crime family, is a man committed to sin, both professionally and personally. He takes no prisoners and expects no quarter. Gabriella Buchanan, a beautiful and determined Chicago attorney with family ties to Brooklyn is on her way up when her path accidentally crosses with this son of a major New York crime boss. One look at the sexy, sloe-eyed Luca and she is instantly conflicted. She’s never been so attracted to any man before but they’re on different sides of a dividing line: the law. For Luca, it’s simple. He can take what he wants and what he wants is Gabriella. In a universe of what-ifs, one thing is certain: Gabriella will prove to be either his saving grace or his fall from grace. The only question is which one it will be.

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Jillian Jacobs
INSIDER by Jillian Jacobs Infidelity insider Imina Lesedi is forbidden to share her employer’s secrets—and her own. Only one man understands the delicate nature of working for a company that provides companionship for the elite, but his social and financial status make him unattainable, even though Imina craves a visit to his darkroom. Award winning photographer Aiden Maxfield views life from behind the camera. A charmer by nature, he relishes the moments he makes the elusive Imina smile—but he would much rather picture the exotic beauty on his rumpled sheets. When the two are trapped together, the enticement proves too strong to resist. Raw passions are exposed, and their years of denial culminate in an insatiable desire for more. But not everyone celebrates their newfound bliss. A malicious foe is threatened by Imina’s knowledge of a dark secret from their shared past. When that truth is exposed, Imina and Aiden must fight for their love before it becomes shuttered by lies, deception—and Infidelity.

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One week. No future. No past. No more. Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree—no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing herself as "Charli," she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined. With her heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day. "Some of my tastes are unique. They aren’t for everyone. I understand that.” Lennox "Nox" Demetri is wealthy, confident, and decisive—he knows what he wants. From the first time he sees Charli at an exclusive resort, he knows he wants her. Although he is usually the one to make the rules, together they agree on one: One week. No more. When betrayal comes from those closest to Alexandria, she must decide how far she is willing to go to survive. Choices are not always easy, especially when they involve the heart, body, and soul. After all, Infidelity is a business, and some rules are meant to be broken. "Is it really cheating if you're doing it to yourself?" From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants, and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic dark romance will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. Have you been Aleatha'd? BETRAYAL is a full-length novel and the first of five in the INFIDELITY series. Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | iBooks |Kobo

aleatharomig1 Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and a member of PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. NEWSLETTER | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK| AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE | GOODREADS | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST
 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Newsletters Versus Spam


As of late there seems to be a lot of drama and what-not concerning newsletters. I have sat and watched the ball fly back and forth. The statuses on social media making my head spin.

First, we all love to stay in touch with our favorite authors. However, here is the deal. We have NO right telling anyone what they should or shouldn't be putting in these newsletters. It doesn't matter if they are telling us about their books, someone else's books or makeup. Those newsletters are THEIRS and theirs alone. If you are not happy with the content of those newsletters, then unsubscribe. Don't go all over social media having a bitch fit because you don't like the content.

Next, frequency. Again, it isn't up to anyone to tell someone how frequent sends out their own newsletter. It is annoying when you get multiple newsletters day after day from the same person? Absolutely. Again, there is a little button at the button titled unsubscribe. However, authors who are guilty of this, take note. Sending out too many newsletters, you loose subscribers. Over-saturating your subscribers email is not how to grow a fan base.

Also, if someone removes you from their list, so what! If you don't have time to open every newsletter you get, then weed them out. Unsubscribe yourself from the ones that you don't ever open. We notice who opens our newsletters and who doesn't. We can look at all kinds of stats on opens, bounces, unscubscribers. etc. If you aren't opening your newsletters and we pay for that newsletter service, yes you will be removed. You are just wasting someone else's money! Stop crying over it. Seriously.

Now, my favorite, marking a newsletter spam. Here's the deal. The only time to mark a newsletter as spam is when you know for a fact you never signed up for it. Many people pay a lot of money to run those newsletters. Marking a newsletter that is not spam as spam is not only wasting someone else's money but it's just flat our ignorant.

On the flip side of this, authors, bloggers, PR companies... DO NOT troll social media for people's emails. DO NOT trade your email list with someone else's. That IS spam. I cannot tell you how many unsolicited newsletters I get a day. Now how I am sure they are unsolicited? It's very simple for me. I have two blog emails. One being listed on all of my social media. It is specifically for all blog related materials like review requests, signups, etc. The other is private. It is not listed anywhere. That is the email I use for ALL newsletters. So when I get newsletters in the first mentioned email, those are spam. I did not sign up for them... they DO get marked as spam when I unsubscribe because they are spam. Do not add people that do not want added to your subscriber list! That is the exact opposite way of growing a fan base.

I am not sure why this subject has so many people all up in roar. Seriously, they are just newsletters. There are way more important things to be worried about than a simple email. If this truly is something you have time to cry over on social media, maybe you need to find a more constructive hobby. For real.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: At the Risk of Forgetting by A.M. Wilson


Cami has come a long way from the scared girl who left home at sixteen and pregnant. With hard work and determination, she’s built her daughter a dream life in Arrow Creek, West Virginia. As a single mom, career paramedic, and a homeowner, she doesn’t have time to entertain love. Or men. Or sex. Definitely forget about dating. 

Fast forward fourteen years, she stumbles upon her childhood best friend and love, Lawrence ‘Law’ Briggs, at the local coffee shop. A painful confrontation ensues and challenges her carefully constructed reality. Her strength wavers with Law’s reappearance as half-truths are revealed and memories flood through the barrier. Each encounter uncovers the remnants of their deep feelings, but the pain and guilt between them leads Cami to believe they could never work through their past. Dark secrets hold them apart. The deepest betrayal imaginable. 

Her daughter was a gift she'd never regret, even if it meant she lost him forever. The answer seems simple, but it’s not. Years of hurt and suffering can’t hide that Law still loves her, but is that love enough?


*** 3 Star Review ***

I seem to be reading a lot of second chance romances lately. Each and every one of them are unique in their own way. This book is definitely not what I had expected.

Secrets will always rip people apart. That is what this book is about. Secrets. Secrets that ripped a teenage couple apart and then continues to rip them apart once they bump into one another years later.

This story was a very easy read. A few things shocked me, even though I had figured them out eventually. The back and forth tug-of-war these two have kept me reading all of the way until the end.

If you are looking for an easy, semi-emotional read, this book is definitely right up your alley!


Review: Vanished by T.K. Leigh


Recommended for mature readers due to strong language and graphic violence.

Rayne Kilpatrick has everything. A job she’s dreamed of since a little girl. The perfect house. And a man she loves and is about to marry… Until he never returns from a humanitarian mission.

Gone. Disappeared. Vanished.

When footage of his gruesome murder by a Muslim extremist group is shown across the country and around the globe, she wants the person responsible for the disappearance of the man she loves to pay. She wants him to lose the one person who means the world to him, too, and she won’t stop until he does.

Alexander Burnham has everything… Finally. A job he enjoys where he can actually make a difference in the world. The perfect woman who he’s loved his entire life. And the most beautiful daughter a father could ask for… Until he walks into her bedroom one morning to find it empty.

Gone. Disappeared. Vanished.

It’s a race against the clock for Alexander to put the pieces together and find out who has taken his daughter and what they want from him. As information comes to light, he is forced to bury the guilt he feels after losing his fellow team member and focus instead on finding and saving his daughter…

Before it’s too late.

Vanished can be read in conjunction with or separate from the Beautiful Mess series.

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**** 4 Star Review ****

When I went in to this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. I have read all of Leigh's books. Every last one. I have been a huge fan since she released her first book... which happened to be these very characters. Well, Alex and Olivia... But this one is set in the future. 

I will admit. I didn't know who was going to go missing in this book. You are probably wondering how since it's in the blurb. Well, I didn't read the blurb. It's T.K. Leigh. Naturally, I just wanted to read her words. I went in completely blind.

When his daughter is taken, I was shocked. I was scared. The twists and turns in this book had me flipping the pages, waiting to get to the end.

This book is definitely an emotional roller coaster and a race against time. I wish I would have had the time to devour it in one sitting. It's one of those books that you want all of the answers as soon as possible.


T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a USA Today Bestselling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog, and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). In late 2015, she gave birth to her first (and only) baby. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.

T.K. Leigh is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. All publishing inquiries, including audio, foreign, and film rights, should be directed to her.
  
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Review Tour: Fake Fiancee by Ilsa Madden-Mills


Fake engaged to the hottest quarterback in the country? SCORE.

They say nothing compares to your first kiss,
But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.
Our second kiss . . . that one was REAL.
He cradled my face like he was terrified he’d f*ck it up.
He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.
Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,
He inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate,
And he’d never get another piece.
A nip of his teeth, his hand at my waist . . .
And I was lost.
I forgot he was paying me to be his fake fiancée.
I forgot we weren’t REAL.
Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don’t exist,
Then you’ve never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.

Three months. Two hearts. One fake engagement.



**** 4 Star Review ****

There is always something about Ilsa's characters that make her stories work. They are always snarky and realistic in different ways. Sunny and Max fall right into that category.

From the start I was hooked. I loved Sunny and her take no prisoners attitude towards Max. And Max with his easy going, flirty attitude. I knew right away this was going to be an entertaining read.

I am not usually one for the fake relationship books. We all know how they will end. However, the pages between the beginning and the end were a delight to read. I giggled so many times. I couldn't wait for these characters to finally wake up and see what was right in front of them.


Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.

She loves to hear from readers and fellow authors. Email her at ilsamaddenmills@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Release and Review: Fidelity by Aleatha Romig


She thought she could save those she loved.
He thought he could save her.
They'll both learn the truth.

FIDELITY, the dramatic conclusion to the epic five novel series INFIDELITY, following Lennox "Nox" Demetri, Alexandria "Charli" Collins, the Montagues, Demetris, Fitzgeralds, and Spencers is finally here.

When the vows are complete and the dust settles, who will be left standing?

No one is safe, and no alliance is above suspicion in the much-anticipated finale to this hot romantic-suspense saga. Our heroine has survived betrayal, cunning, deception, and entrapment…what will happen when she’s faced with fidelity?

Infidelity, it isn't what you think.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new, epic romantic suspense will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next..

Have you been Aleatha'd?

FIDELITY is the fifth and FINAL of five full-length novels in the INFIDELITY series.

*This series does not condone nor does it advocate cheating.


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**** 4 Star Review ****

This is a bittersweet ending to a great series. I almost didn't want to read it because I didn't want this series to end. As far as Aleatha's series goes, this is my favorite series of hers.

I always expect twists and turns and unexpected jaw-dropping moments with Aleatha's books, yet I am shocked every single time. Her ability to weave such an intricate web from book to book amazes me over and over again.

I think Aleatha's books are some of the hardest for me to review. I want to sit and tell you everything I can about them so you read them. But I cannot do that. Her books are nothing but shock and awe. The surprises and hits continuously keep coming from page to page.

If you have been reading this series, you are hopefully ready for Nox and Charli to get their happily ever after. This book is so much more than getting to the end though. In many ways this book is an end and a beginning. It's bittersweet. I couldn't imagine this series coming to an end in any other way.


Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. 
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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Catch up on the Infidelity Series:

Betrayal

Cunning

Deception

Entrapment

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Release Day and Review: Clam Jam by RC Boldt


Clam Jam 
Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block. 
Example: You're chatting with a guy you're interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him. 
Maggie
That's my life except it's worse. My friend who keeps jamming me is my gay roommate, and if that isn't a W.T.F. moment, I'm not sure what is. 
Fact: He went home with three yes, three of the guys I had been so sure were into me. 
Fact: He's really pissing me off. I mean, hello? I'm trying to get back in the saddle, but I'll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of fifty if he keeps this up. 
Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren't gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay? 
Fact: My gay-dar needs a serious tune-up. 
Ry
The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met the girl, except there was one small problem: she didn't want anything to do with men. I recognized a top-notch force field when I saw one. She'd been burned badly and didn't want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could've turned around and found another place to live, but I wanted to live there with her. 
So I had to go undercover. 
Fact: I'm in love with my roommate. 
Fact: I'm a likely candidate for carpal tunnel surgery since all the action I've had for the past year has been my hand. 
Fact: She's going to hate me if I come clean now. 
Fact: I'm not giving up. Which means I'll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the real me. 
The me that loves her. 
The me that would never do her wrong. 
Until then, I'll keep running off every guy who shows any interest. 
Until then, I'll continue to Clam Jam. 

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**** 4 Star Review ****

I am not sure RC can write a book that doesn't entertain me from start to finish. Seriously. Her ability to take snark, banter, laughs, sexiness and a great plot and throw them all together in one fantastic story is uncanny.

I swear I like each book of RC's better than the last. Her books just get better and better. Ry and Maggie's story is now my favorite of RC's. I couldn't put this book down.

The slow build with these characters added to the awesome factor. Their unwillingness to admit their feelings and be completely honest with one another made this story more entertaining. 

If you are looking for a funny and sexy read, this is definitely a book for you. RC writes a great friends to lovers book!

Review: Little Heaven by Nick Cutter


An all-new epic tale of terror and redemption set in the hinterlands of midcentury New Mexico from the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down...old-school horror at its best.”

From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and Stephen King’s It, in which a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman for a deceptively simple task: check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven. Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. Stirrings in the woods and over the treetops—the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust grips the settlement. The escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral towards madness. Hell—or the closest thing to it—invades Little Heaven. The remaining occupants are forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is now marshaling its powers...and it wants them all.

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** 2 Star Review **

This is uncharted territory for me. I don't typically review books that I rate less than three starts. Not that I am being dishonest, it's just hard to not be too negative when I really don't like a book for whatever reason.

I went into this book hoping to be scared. I wanted to be afraid to go to bed at night. Unfortunately, that didn't happen with this book. While it's eerily chilling, it wasn't the horror story I had hoped for.

I had a hard time following this story. I am not sure if it is how it was told or the fact that it didn't keep my attention at any point. It drug and was confusing. A little gruesome, which I am okay with, but that was about it for this one.

If you are looking for weird and strange, this might be a book you would read. If you are looking for a book with a Stephen King kind of scary, this definitely is not it.