Sunday Series Spotlight: Night Sky

Suzanne Brockmann is a best selling author, well-known for her military romances and romantic suspense, and now, she has branched into the young adult genre with her upcoming debut paranormal novel, Night Sky, co-authored with her daughter, Melanie Brockmann.  Night Sky isn’t set for release until October, but she has a FREE prequel to the series,  Dangerous Destiny, available now to whet your appetite.  I had a chance to download the prequel and have included my reaction below.

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Night Sky (Night Sky # 1) by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann

Release Date: October 7, 2014/ Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann have written a pulse-pounding novel of paranormal suspense set in a near future both fantastic and frightening.

Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid is thrown into a strange world when she discovers that she has unique telekinetic and telepathic powers.  After Sasha, the child she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered, Sky and her best friend Calvin are approached by Dana, a mysterious girl who has super-abilities similar to Sky’s.  With the help of Dana and her sidekick Milo, the four teens embark on a quest to discover who killed Sasha, and to bring the killers to justice.

With Dana as Skylar’s surly and life-toughened mentor, Sky attempts to harness her powers to aid them in their quest. Complicating an already complex relationship with the older girl, Sky starts to fall for the dangerously handsome and enigmatic Milo – and begins to suspect that the attraction is mutual. But then Sky realizes that Sasha might still be alive, and the unlikely foursome’s mission becomes one of search and rescue, pitting the heroic teens against a very deadly enemy.

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Double Cover Reveals: Souls (Grimnirs # 2) & Witches (Runes # 4)

Ednah Walters is gearing up for the upcoming release of the fourth book in her YA Runes series, Witches, and the second installment to its companion Grimnirs series with Souls.  Today, she is releasing the covers for both books set to be released later this year.  I’ve been following this series since the beginning and have really enjoyed it.  If the series is new to you, consider reading my reviews of her past books. You can find the review links at the end of this post.

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WARNING: This is CORA’S story: This book may be considered NA (new adult) because it contains some swearing, violence and sex scenes: Suitable for ages 17 and up. A Clean Version is available on Amazon.

Eighteen-year-old Cora Jemison knows what it’s like to date a soul reaper. There are no Friday night movies, no school dances, and no stolen kisses between classes. It totally sucks! What makes it even worse, souls pop up when she least expects it. The last one is not her fault, but it all adds up to zero quality time with her super hot, scythe-carrying boyfriend, Echo.
 
Since Cora was etched with special runes by an evil Immortal, she understands why souls are drawn to her. She makes the best of it by helping souls find closure while Echo escorts them to the realm of the dead. Perfect partners, until a dark soul visits Cora in the dead of the night and Echo decides her soul-helping days are over.
 
Cora can either listen to Echo or follow her instincts. To make matters worse, other reapers start stalking her, demanding she hand over the soul. Even her Valkyrie friends think she’s gone too far. But something sinister is coming their way, and the soul is the key to saving her town, her friends, and her relationship with Echo. Can she convince Echo to see things her way before it’s too late?

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New Release of Building Ties (SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers # 4) + Giveaway

I’m excited to share the release of Building Ties, the fourth installment in one of my favorite military series, SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers. If you haven’t read this series yet, consider taking a look at the Series Spotlight I posted earlier that explains why I was drawn into the Reasor’s SEAL Team world after I read her first book, Breaking Free.

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Building Ties  (SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers # 4)  by Teresa Reasor

Publication Date: August 25, 2014

Genre: Military Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction

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Navy SEAL Brett ‘Cutter’ Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelley, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post, and is torn between her love for Brett and the need to prove herself to her father, a famous war correspondent. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.

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Blog Tour: Review + Author Interview & Giveaway for Whatever It Takes

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Whatever It Takes (Trust No One # 4)  by Dixie Lee Brown

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Publication Date: August 12, 2014 

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction

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Assassin Alex Morgan will do anything to save an innocent life – especially if it means rescuing a child from a hell like the one she endured. 

But going undercover as husband and wife, with none other than the disarmingly sexy Detective Nate Sanders, may be a little more togetherness than she can handle. She’s used to working alone, and no man is going to change that – not even a man who makes her heart pound and her defenses crumble with just a touch 

Nate has dodged more than a few bullets over the years, but fighting his attraction for Alex may be the bullet that does him in. Still, Nate’s determined to help her find the missing kid. There’s no doubt in his mind that they’re walking straight into danger, but Nate’s willing to face anything if it means protecting Alex. She might have been on her own once, but Nate has one more mission: to stay by her side – forever. 

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Release Day & Giveaway for Turn on A Dime -Kade’s Turn

 

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Turn On A Dime-Kade’s Turn (Kathleen Turner #4.5)  by Tiffany Snow

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Publication Date: August 25, 2014

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Turn On A Dime -Kade’s Turn is a companion novel to book two of The Kathleen Turner Series: Turn To Me and is not meant to be read as a standalone novel. It is strongly recommended to read Turn To Me prior to Kade’s Turn

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It only takes a second, a fraction of a second, to forever change your life. That moment happened to me years ago. I did something you can’t take back, and I’d do it again. It’s a secret I’ll take to my grave—which is probably sooner rather than later—and that’s okay. I live with my choices.

Three things I’ve learned—bad things happen to good people, life isn’t fair, and the bad guy doesn’t get the girl. And I’m most definitely the bad guy.

I’ve always made my own decisions. I’ve never apologized for them, and I never will. Regret is an emotion I’ve never had to face.

Until now. Until her.

She once told me that what I did, killing people for a living, wasn’t good for my soul. I told her I was beyond saving. The truth is that I’m not worth saving. Not anymore.

But when I look in her eyes, I wish I was the man she deserves, the man she loves.

My brother.

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Mini Review of The Devil’s Fire

When I posted yesterday’s review of Not Quite Dead, which deals with woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Pirate Anne Bonny, I started thinking of other books historical fiction I’ve read in the past about pirates and remembered Matt Tomerlin’s Devil’s Fire. I read it about two years ago, but it was memorable because it’s a direct contrast to the pirate romances I usually find and read. Here’s a pithy review that may be helpful in your consideration of the book:

The Devil’s Fire: A Pirate Adventure Novel by Matt Tomerlin

Publication Date: August 2011

Genre: Historical Fiction 

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From debut author Matt Tomerlin comes a brutal tale of revenge during the Golden Age of Piracy.

Katherine Lindsay, the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain, has left her leisurely life in London to accompany her husband to America. So far, their journey has been uneventful, even boring. But when ruthless pirates suddenly storm the ship to plunder her husband’s riches, Katherine is one of the treasures they steal, sparking a bloody chain of events that will alter the course of piracy in the Caribbean forever. Pirate lovers will find no shortage of treachery, cutlass duels, ship-to-ship battles, buried treasure and much, much more.

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A Conversational Review of Not Quite Dead (A Lowcountry Ghost Story # 1)

Cover_Not Quite DeadA broken engagement sends Graciela Harper crawling back to Heron Creek with her tail between her legs, but finds the sleepy little town too changed to set her life right. Not even her budding drinking problem can obscure her Gramps’s failing health, or erase the mental picture of her first love happily married to her childhood best friend. To top it all off, she’s having a heck of time convincing the town’s dashing young mayor of her unfit-for-dating status.

When the ghost of 18th century lady pirate Anne Bonny starts insisting on a near daily audience, Graciela has to confront something else she never expected—being certifiably nuts at twenty-five years old.

Her brand new “I don’t give a crap” attitude makes it easy to dismiss the mysterious threats that seem to be tied to her search for more information on the long dead pirate, but when her family becomes a target, Gracie knows she needs to find out why the ghost insists on being a constant, reeking companion.

If Graciela can put aside her prejudice against people without a pulse, she may discover that Anne Bonny’s problems are intricately linked with her own. The past harbors answers could help the cantankerous spirit find closure, but she is, after all, already dead. If Graciela doesn’t move fast, she might find herself doing the haunting, instead of the other way around.

 Not Quite Dead (A Lowcountry Ghost Story # 1)  by Lyla Payne

 

Read an excerpt from the book and learn more about the author from my earlier spotlight post:  Book Tour & Giveaway for Not Quite Dead

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A Conversation with Myself about Not Quite Dead

When I write a review of a book, I try to think about what readers would really want to know, and then I incorporate my reactions into a more formal, organized essay-like response.  However, today, I’ve decided to stray from this format, and do a Q&A -style review where I’ve compiled a list of questions I would most likely ask someone who has read the book, so I could determine whether or not I would choose to read it. Since in this case, I have read Not Quite Dead, I will be the one providing the answers, and hopefully, by the end of the conversation, you will have greater insight into what to expect from today’s book selection.

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Cover Reveal for In His Shadow (Tangled Ivy Trilogy # 1)

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In His Shadow (Tangled Ivy Trilogy # 1)  by Tiffany Snow

Expected Publication Date: December 16th 2014

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Ivy Mason is hiding—from her past, from herself, and from anyone who could love her. The only kind of love she’s ever known hurts, leaving scars on her body and soul. Now, her world may be boring and predictable, but that’s exactly what she wants. Until Devon Clay walks into her life.

A lonely man in a deadly profession, Devon works as an agent for an underground British agency known only as the Shadow. Nothing about him is safe or ordinary. The danger that consumes his life turns into an addiction Ivy can’t resist…even if it proves fatal.

As Ivy’s past begins to catch up with her, she wonders if love really is the twisted thing she’s always thought it was. Maybe it could be more with this man, who’s shown her that she doesn’t need to protect herself from everyone. Is what she feels for Devon worth the risk? He may save her heart or break it, if she manages to stay alive.

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TiffanySnow_thumbI love to write and am thrilled to be a part of the Amazon Montlake family. My debut novel, NO TURNING BACK, is the first book in The Kathleen Turner Series. I write about things I love to read myself – a heroine who could be a neighbor or best friend; two men who each portray their own version of darkness and light, each vying for her affection; and a story that focuses as much on the characters as it does the suspense. NO TURNING BACK, TURN TO ME, TURNING POINT, OUT OF TURN and POINT OF NO RETURN currently comprise The Kathleen Turner Series.  There is also a companion novel to NO TURNING BACK entitled TURN ON A DIME – BLANE’S TURN. TURN ON A DIME – KADE’S TURN releases August 25, 2014.  My new series, The Tangled Ivy Trilogy starts with the release of IN HIS SHADOW, set to release December 16, 2014.

As for me, I’ve been reading romance novels since I was way too young to read such things, have an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefer Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, think men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, have learned to never stop believing in my beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero. Most of all, romance never, ever gets old.

Author Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TiffanyASnow

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4968129.Tiffany_Snow

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TiffanyASnow

Website: http://www.tiffany-snow.com

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To pre-order this book from Amazon visit:

http://www.amazon.com/In-His-Shadow-Tiffany-Snow-ebook/dp/B00K6NJZWK

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Blog Tour~ Review +Author Interview & Giveaway for Target for Terror (Security Specialists, Inc. # 1)

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Target for Terror (Security Specialists, Inc # 1)  by  L.A. Iding

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 Publication Date: February 1, 2014

Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Adult Fiction

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“If you leave on your own, you’ll be dead by morning.”

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Critical Care Nurse Natalia Sokolova can’t ignore former FBI Agent Sloan Dryer’s dire warning. After the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia dies under her care, her house explodes in front of her eyes and now she’s found her best friends brutally murdered. Ironically, the only bright spot in this nightmare is Sloan’s bad Ukrainian accent and his willingness to protect her.

Sloan is convinced that someone wants to kill Natalia and when he finds a link to her family, he’s not sure who they can trust. As they run for their lives, and from the passion simmering between them, they uncover a terrorist plot that could bring the nation to its knees. Time is running out. Can Sloan and Natalia save their country and their future, before it’s too late?

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Musings about TESOL & A Look at Oxford Picture Dictionary (Monolingual English)

I am preparing to venture into the world of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). This fall I have volunteered to teach and tutor ESL classes for students through two different local community organizations. I am excited about this prospect but also a bit apprehensive because, although I’ve taught English in the past to adult learners, teaching English to students from foreign countries requires an approach that differs from the methods I’ve used in the classroom.  As I embark upon this new journey, I’d like to periodically share with you my experiences and an assessment of the multitude of ESL learning resources for both teachers and learners.

After browsing through numerous reference books for students who are at a beginner’s level in learning to speak English, I’ve decided to use the Oxford Picture Dictionary (Monolingual English) 2nd edition as the primary medium for tutoring.

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Blog Tour~ Operation Paris (Super Agents # 2) + Giveaway

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Today’s spotlight is Misty Evans’ Super Agent series with her re-release of Operation Paris. If you like romantic suspense, read on for an excerpt from the book and to learn more about the series.  You also  have a chance to win a copy of Operation Sheba, the first book in the series, so enjoy!

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Operation Paris (Super Agents #2) by Misty Evans

Re-Release Date: August 4, 2014

(Originally published in March 2009 as I’d Rather Be In Paris)

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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CIA operative Zara Morgan—codename Tango—has a reputation in Conrad Flynn’s secret army as a renegade. Once held at gunpoint by terrorist Alexandrov Dmitri, she was seconds from saving herself and arresting Dmitri when Lt. Commander Lawson Vaughn, the sexy leader of a covert ops team, intervened. She’s never lived down the fact that everyone—including her boss—believes Lawson is her knight in shining armor.

Former Navy man Lawson Vaughn doesn’t consider himself anyone’s savior. He lives and breathes protocol and hates the fact that his latest assignment is to babysit Zara while she hunts down Dmitri and stops the terrorist from releasing a biological weapon on the world.

But from the time they touch down in Paris, Lawson can’t resist Zara’s sassy attitude and dauntless bravery in the face of danger. When Dmitri kidnaps Zara and injects her with the contagious and deadly virus, Lawson is once again forced to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not.

With unflinching determination and steadfast courage, Lawson must break all the rules to save Zara, even if it means becoming the one thing he can’t stand…a renegade.

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Book Tour ~Review of Personal Target (Elite Ops # 2) + Giveaway

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Personal Target: An Elite Ops Novel by Kay Thomas

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Publication Date: July 29, 2014/ 384 pgs

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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AEGIS: an elite team of ex-military men working under the radar of most governments. If you have a problem no one else can handle, they can help.

A former SEAL and Black Ops specialist who left the CIA, Nick Donovan gave up a life on the edge to work in the private sector. But that didn’t stop his enemies from coming after him—or his family. In a case of mistaken identity, a drug cartel kidnaps his sister-in-law’s best friend … a woman from Nick’s past.

One minute Jennifer Grayson is housesitting and the next she’s abducted to a foreign brothel. Jennifer is planning her escape when her first “customer” arrives. Nick, the man who broke her heart years ago, has come to her rescue. Now, as they race for their lives, passion for each other reignites and old secrets resurface. Can Nick keep the woman he loves safe against an enemy with a personal vendetta?

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Release Day for Hard to Hold On To (Hard Ink # 2.5) & Facebook Party

Happy Release Day !

I’m a fan of Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series and today is the release of third installment, a novella that features Edward “Easy” Cantrell and Jenna’s romance. Their relationship began in the second book but didn’t reach a resolution. Now, Kaye is giving them their story. Learn more about the novella below and check out my reviews of the previous books if you are interested in starting the Hard Ink series.

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Hard to Hold On To: A Hard Ink Novella #2.5 by Laura Kaye

 

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Release Date: August 19, 2014 / 208 Pages

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Genres: Romantic Suspense

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Edward “Easy” Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves–which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna’s the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can’t describe how he makes her feel–and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.

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Book Tour & Giveaway for Awaken (The Soulkeepers # 2)

Today, I’m part of a book tour to spotlight Lori Adam’s second book in The Soulkeepers series.   After I read an overview of the series on Goodreads:  “SOULKEEPERS is a tantalizing tale of old legends and new myths sprinkled with humor and blood” I knew I wanted to give this series a try, and  I’m looking forward to starting with  Forbidden, the first book in this paranormal romance.

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Awaken (The Soulkeepers # 2) by Lori Adams

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Publication Date: July 15, 2014 / Publisher: Loveswept

Genre: NA Fiction, Paranormal Romance

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The thrills continue in Lori Adams’s addictive series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers—featuring the hottest love triangle in this life . . . or the next.

Sophia St. James has every reason to be happy: she survived the kiss of death from the seductive Demon Knight Dante and is free to be with Michael, her sexy Guardian Angel. She eagerly begins her Awakening to become a Spirit Walker and help lost souls cross over. But her training is fraught with setbacks, and Michael begs her to stop. The life of a Spirit Walker is far too dangerous, and he won’t be able to protect her.

Then Dante returns, threatening to drag Sophia to Hell so they can finally be together. Terrified of losing everything she has worked for, Sophia turns the tables on Dante, luring him into a deception that may get them both killed. The stakes climb even higher when Dante’s ally, Wolfgang, emerges from Hell with one order: kill Sophia. Will Michael once again be Sophia’s saving grace or will the Awakening give her the power she needs to save herself?

Romantic Heat Level: Sexy & Sensual


 

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From Chapter 1:

“I think you can do better, Sophia,” Michael repeats. He sounds uncompromising and stoic but I see his eyes flare. They are churning from pale blue to indigo, a supernatural sign that tells me he’s aroused. Without saying a word, I know he likes my body pressed against his; I know he enjoyed the affection and wants more.

Carefully, I place a chaste kiss on his lips. We have to be cautious with this. The wrong kind of kiss from Michael can suck the life from me. The first time it happened I fainted but thankfully recovered without complications. Since then, we’ve learned to regulate our affection, and I learned to read the warning signs. Angels were never meant to kiss humans, so Michael and I have been educating ourselves. With copious practice, of course.

“I want to be alone with you,” Michael says with a sense of urgency. His commanding demeanor melts, and he snuggles his cheek against mine. “Please, Sophia,” he murmurs, trailing warm kisses down my neck.

I gasp from his physical effect on me. His touch sends a ripple of shock waves through my body, warming private parts and making me squirm. I’m also surprised that Michael would do this now; he said we could never be affectionate in public. He’s lectured me countless times on the importance of keeping our emotions in check while his family is nearby. Raph is in the restaurant and could easily detect Michael’s forbidden emotions. I doubt hiding around the corner is enough.

I pull back and stare at him. Usually, I’m the one pushing the limits; after all, Michael Patronus is the hottest guy around. In fact, he’s famous for his hotness, being the somewhat elusive most eligible hot guy in the tristate area. At least that’s what I overheard the visiting cheerleaders say at the last basketball game. I had no idea Michael’s hotness exceeded the boundaries of our quaint little town. And no, I don’t blame anyone for wanting him.

Sometimes I can’t believe it’s me he really wants. Sometimes I find myself waiting for him to laugh and say it was all some supernatural joke. Guardian humor. And sometimes I’m afraid I’ll wake up and discover that he compelled me to forget I love him, forget that his heartbeat pounds inside my chest, too.

And then there are times, like today, when Michael’s desire for me seems magnified beyond reasonable proportions.


Links for Purchase:

Amazon: Awaken: The Soulkeepers

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awaken-lori-adams/1118138476?ean=9780804178860

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/awaken-20

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/awaken/id813269190?mt=11


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Lori AdamsLori Adams is the author of the Soulkeepers series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven. She wrote her first book—about scary sharks—at the age of eight. Now she writes New Adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction. Originally from Oklahoma, Adams lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters.

Author Links

Website: http://loriadamsbooks.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheSoulkeepersSeries
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/LoriAdams33 
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1469861.Lori_Adams

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Grand Prize: Copy of Forbidden (The Soulkeepers # 1)  and\

$ 25 Gift Card to eRetailer of winner’s choice) 

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Follow the Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/07/awaken-soulkeepers-2-by-lori-adams.html

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Lori Adams gives New Adult a haunting paranormal twist with the first novel of The Soulkeepers, a series that blends ancient legends and new myths with an enchanting mix of thrills, humor, and high drama.

When Sophia St. James learns that she’ll be moving from Los Angeles to a podunk town somewhere in Connecticut for her senior year of high school, she isn’t expecting an otherworldly encounter. But there is more to Haven Hurst than meets the eye: it’s home to a family of Guardian Angels, and she is the only one who can see them in spirit form. Sophia soon realizes she wants to see much more of Michael, an irresistible yet volatile Guardian who seems drawn to her too.

As Michael battles his forbidden desire for the beautiful young newcomer, one of Hell’s most notorious Demon Knights arrives. Handsome and charismatic, Dante has come to claim the reincarnated soul of his lost lover trapped in Sophia. Cursed with the demon of Persuasion living inside him, Dante will use his seductive charms to lure Sophia into a dangerous game that ends with the kiss of death—unless Michael, who has captured Sophia’s heart, can now capture her soul.

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Sunday Spotlight Series: Alpha Ops

Attention romantic suspense readers, I’ve recently learned about a new author, Emmy Curtis,  who has released the first installment in her brand new Alpha Ops series this month, a novella called Dangerous Territory. I already have so many RS series I follow, I can barely keep up, but the early reviews I’ve read have been positive, so I’m adding it to my reading list and looking forward to seeing what you think as well.

Dangerous Territory (Alpha Ops #.0.5) 

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Publication Date: August 5, 2014 / Novella (100 pgs.) 

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing’s Forever Yours Line

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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A SEXY STRANGER

Flirting with danger is reporter Grace Grainger’s modus operandi. But she’s learned the hard way not to grow attached to the soldiers she’s embedded with in Afghanistan. To escape from her pain and loneliness, she fantasizes about the hot night she spent with a gorgeous stranger three years before in D.C. Grace never thought she’d see him again—let alone need him to rescue her . . .

AN EXPLOSIVE NIGHT

Air Force Master Sergeant Josh Travers knows journalists are nothing but trouble

Grace. He needs her—even in an Afghan cave with a sandstorm and enemy troops closing in. This might be the end for both of them—or one hell of a beginning.

Available from Amazon: Dangerous Territory: An Alpha Ops novella


Over the Line (Alpha Ops  # 1)

Over The Line Book CoverThe last time James Walker saw Beth Garcia, he was carrying her off the battlefield. A year later, he runs into her as she’s completing her last physical therapy appointment before she can be deployed again. She’s still sexy as hell, but just as prickly and hard-headed as she was when they first met.

An arranged rock climbing weekend together quickly turns into a nightmare family wedding after a panicked phone call from his sister about mysterious and ominous emails she’s been receiving.

Beth, thinking she’s going rock climbing for the weekend, is surprised when she realizes the biggest rock she’ll be facing is the one James needs her to wear. And while trying to protect James’s sister, she’ll also have to lie to James’s father, the Director of the CIA, about who she iS jeopardizing her carefully planned career. And while she does owe James her life, he’s in for a wild ride if he thinks he can get away with this deception unscathed…

Expected Release Date: October 7, 2014

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Pushing the Limit (Alpha Ops # 2) 

Pushing the Line Book CoverFasten your seatbelt–Emmy Curtis returns with the third book in her high-octane Alpha Ops romantic suspense series. If you love authors like Suzanne Brockmann, Pamela Clare, Julie Ann Walker or Cindy Gerard, you won’t want to miss this one.

Expected Date of Publication: November 11, 2014

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Emmy CurtisEmmy Curtis is an editor and a romance writer. An ex-pat Brit, she quells her homesickness with Cadbury Flakes and Fray Bentos pies. She’s lived in London, Paris and New York, and has settled for the time being, in North Carolina. When not writing, Emmy loves to travel with her military husband and take long walks with their Lab. All things considered, her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And if you get that reference…well, she already considers you kin. Emmy Curtis is a pen name.
(bio taken from Goodreads Profile and author’s website)

Author Links

Website: http://emmycurtis.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/emmycurtis19

A special shout out to Straight Shootin Book Reviews  where I discovered this new series.

Excited Book Discussion

Are you looking forward to the release of a new series or books in a series that you enjoy and follow? I’d love to find out what you’re excited about reading this year. 

Spotlight & Giveaway for Rogue (The Novi Orders #1)

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Rogue (The Novi Orders # 1) by Chelsie Shock

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Publication Date: June 27, 2014

Genres: Science fiction, Dystopian

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In the future the New World has suffered bombings, world wars, the tectonic plates have shifted, the population has seen sicknesses, radiation spills, genetically modified animals and humans, and the population has dwindled into two classes: The elites and everyone else. The Novi Orders have been enacted by the capital city and control everyone completely, except those who have hidden or rebelled, the rogues. Will is one of the survivors who has lived the quiet life of a sailor and fisherman living on what was once the Washington state coastline. When he meets an old man who used to work as a scientist for the elites, they sail to places he never imagined he’d see… the islands where the elites live. He meets a beautiful woman who is part of the high society by marriage, and he is thrust into plans for an uprising, a revolution, murder, war, oppression, survival and entangled in a forbidden love he can’t fully comprehend.

Rogue is an adventure with murder, mystery, technological advances, and romance with memorable characters struggling to fight against the power. The new world has become a bleak, dark place in the not so distant future where the government has taken over every aspect of life.

The book conjures images of a future that is extreme but urges the reader to consider where our society is moving towards today, leaving a disturbing imprint on the mind, and a hope for those brave enough to fight against it.

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Review of Jill McCorkle’s Life After Life

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Life After Life by Jill McCorkle

Publication Date: March 2013

Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction, Southern Fiction

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Jill McCorkle s first novel in seventeen years is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility, which is now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina s older citizens. Among them, third-grade teacher Sadie Randolph, who has taught every child in town and believes we are all eight years old in our hearts; Stanley Stone, once Fulton s most prominent lawyer, now feigning dementia to escape life with his son; Marge Walker, the town s self-appointed conveyor of social status who keeps a scrapbook of every local murder and heinous crime; and Rachel Silverman, recently widowed, whose decision to leave her Massachusetts home and settle in Fulton is a mystery to everyone but her. C.J., the pierced and tattooed young mother who runs the beauty shop, and Joanna, the hospice volunteer who discovers that her path to a good life lies with helping folks achieve good deaths, are two of the staff on whom the residents depend.

McCorkle puts her finger on the pulse of every character s strengths, weaknesses, and secrets. And, as she connects their lives through their present circumstances, their pasts, and, in some cases, through their deaths, she celebrates the blessings and wisdom of later life and infuses this remarkable novel with hope and laughter.

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Spotlight & Giveaway for Dust to Dust (Experiment in Terror # 9)

Karina Halle has released the final book in her drama-filled, guaranteed scary, romantic paranormal series. Read on to learn more about the series and to enter the fantastic giveaway!

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Dust to Dust (Experiment in Terror # 9)  by Karina Halle

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Publication Date: August 11, 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance, 

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The dramatic conclusion to the Experiment in Terror Series.

Perry Palomino and Dex Foray.

On their own, they’re uniquely brilliant. Together, they’re an unstoppable team.

Until now.

Because after everything the duo has encountered, they haven’t come across an evil quite like this. An evil that has been years in the making, an evil that will stop at nothing until they, and everyone they care for, are destroyed.

Dex and Perry’s love has survived a multitude of sins.

But can it survive the end?

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Book Tour – Guest Post by Author Lena Diaz & Giveaway for Take the Key and Lock Her Up

Today Lena Diaz, author of A Deadly Games Thriller series visits with us to share the new release of Take the Key and Lock Her Up, the fourth in her romantic suspense series. I’m so glad to learn about the series, and it’s another one to add to my reading list. Ms. Diaz also shares with us some of the reasons she reads romance, and I think many us who do as well can relate to her thoughts.   She poses a great question for discussion and I hope you’ll take a moment to share some of your favorite romance authors and be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of two ecopies of her latest installment in the series.

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Take the Key and Lock Her Up (A Deadly Games Thriller # 4)  by Lena Diaz

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Publication Date: August 5 2014 by Avon Romance

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Lena Diaz returns with another sexy, thrilling Deadly Games novel and the darkest question of all: What do you do when your freedom could cost you your life?

Detective Emily O’Malley just stumbled upon a killer’s lair—and the remains of a woman he kept locked away for years. But this killer isn’t done yet. More women are missing, and all clues point to Devlin Buchanan—the man who seems to know just a little too much. Emily’s instincts are rarely wrong, and now they’re telling her this sexy, mysterious man is hiding something big …
As a trained assassin for EXIT Inc—a top-secret mercenary group posing as an international tour company—Devlin “Devil” Buchanan isn’t afraid to take justice into his own hands. But when the hot new detective on his trail gets too close to the organization and a contract is placed on her life, Devlin does the only thing he can: he turns rogue agent and kidnaps her to save her life.

With EXIT Inc closing in and passions running hot between them, Emily and Devlin must work together to find the missing women and clear both their names before time runs out … and the key to freedom is thrown away.

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Book Tour-Guest Post & Giveaway for Operation Angelica

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Operation Angelica by Juliene Lloyd

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Publication Date: July 2014

Publisher: Dark Sword Press

Genre: Suspense

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FBI sniper Elizabeth Ashton’s ideal life shatters with the murder of her fiancée in Honduras, Central America. Let down by the government she serves, Ashton takes justice into her own hands. However, after crossing paths with a shadowy Washington D.C. consulting firm, Vormund/Ames, she decides to join the company.

Partnered with former soldier and CIA operative Brandon Casey, Ashton learns that sometimes governments and law enforcement agencies need an ace up the sleeve. Her first assignment: to aid in the rescue of twelve people held hostage by rebels in Colombia, South America.

With the help of three very different men in her new life, Ashton leaves her FBI life behind while the Vormund/Ames team prepares for their mission. But can they rescue a dying woman held prisoner for five years in time? Can Ashton be the ace?

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