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Book Review and New Release: Ruby Hill by Sarah Ballance

October is the perfect month to read scary stories, and Ruby Hill definitely fits the bill. Check out my review below, and don’t forget to enter to win awesome prizes that were a part of the Ever After release day celebration. The rafflecopters can be found here; there are still a few days left to win! Title: Ruby Hill Author: Sarah Ballance Genre: paranormal romance Published: 2013 Pages: 57 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ Crime scene investigator and skeptic Corbin Mallone resents the fact that his boss has tricked him into spending the night babysitting a group of paranormal investigators at Ruby Hill asylum, the scene…

New Release, Author Interview, and Book Review: The Dating Tutor by Melissa Frost

Just in time for their big birthday bash, Evernight publishing brings you a new Evernight Teen title–Melissa Frost’s The Dating Tutor!     The blurb: Ellie is hardly the most sought after girl at Noble High, so she is completely surprised when the boy most likely to become prom king asks her out. Her short-lived glee quickly turns to panic as she admits to herself that she doesn’t know the first thing about dating. After a fair amount of wheedling, she convinces her best friend and hockey star, Alec, to tutor her in the ways of love. Only once things…

Book Review and New Release: Deep Rising by N.R. Rhodes (Book one of Outside the Lines series)

 Title: Deep Rising Author: N.R. Rhodes Series: Outside the Lines Genre: Romantic suspense Published: 2013 Pages: 400 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ Reading Deep Rising is like being on the world’s longest roller coaster. Just when you think you’ve crested the last summit and will be able to breathe easy soon, the novel’s main characters are thrust once again into heart-pounding peril and the ride begins all over. For the most part, this was good. More on that in a few. Svetlana Orskya thinks she’s having a bad dream when an armed man shows up at her cabin and his gun is pointed in her direction.…

Book Review and New Release: Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March (Book two of the Suddenly Smitten series)

Title: Tempted in the Tropics Author: Tracy March Series: Suddenly Smitten Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 192 Format read: ebook Rating: B+   Tempted in the Tropics was a thoroughly satisfying follow up to March’s earlier The Practice Proposal–we even get to see that book’s hero and heroine, Cole and Liza, tie the knot! The fact that they do so at a tropical location is just sugar sprinkled on the top of the muffin…throw in a sassy baker and a dreamy doctor, and you’ve got a fun way to spend a less-than-tropical autumn evening. We met Paige Ellerbee in Proposal–as Liza’s best friend, she helped her keep…

Book Review and New Release: The Awakening: Liam (The Awakening #2)

Title: The Awakening: Liam Author: Abby Niles Series: The Awakening Genre: Paranormal romance Published: 2013 Pages: 209 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ The Awakening series takes place in a world where shifters exist in secret and are “bonded” to their true love for life…which is awesome if their mate is interested, but can lead to insanity of she is not. This is the second book in the series; I haven’t read the first yet (The Awakening: Aidan), so I didn’t get of the details of exactly how this world works. Enough of it was explained throughout the course of the novel, though,…

Love in the Digital Age: Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros (Book Review and Book Club pick)

Title: Goodnight, Tweetheart Author: Teresa Medeiros Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2010 Pages: 240 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ Goodnight Tweetheart is a short, sweet, fun romance that definitely takes full advantage of the digital age we live in. The hero and heroine, Abby Donovan and Mark Baynard, “meet” in the Twitterverse. In fact, they don’t meet in person until the very last page of the original story! (Apparently Teresa’s fans asked for an epilogue so much she eventually added one. It’s cute and definitely worth reading, but I kind of like the open-endedness of the old ending. Especially when coupled with…

End-of-Summer Reading with a Book Review and New Release: Darker Days by Jus Accardo (Book one of the Darker Agency series)

Title: Darker Days Author: Jus Accardo Series: Darker Agency Genre: YA paranormal Published: 2013 Pages: 332 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ So we’re on our last vacation (sob!) of the summer. Yesterday, our first full day in the Poconos, we went to a minor league baseball game to watch the affiliates of the Yankees defeat (finally, after eight and a half innings of absolutely NO SCORING—I was just starting to worry that overtime was going to be necessary and the Mini Macs were already overdue for their naps) the affiliates of the Phillies. Since I find baseball only mildly more exciting than…

The Best Man’s Baby Twitter Contest and a Surprise Sale!

Earlier this week I reviewed The Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James. It just went on sale Monday, and it’s already close to the top 100 in sales on Barnes and Noble and on the series romance list on Amazon! To celebrate, Ms. James is having the following contest: Dear Readers, I’m so excited and grateful that The Best Man’s Baby has received such an awesome response and is flying off the virtual shelves! You’ve all been such a great support so I’d like to celebrate by having a contest for a $20 Amazon Gift Card. The contest is super easy-all you have…

Book Review and New Release: The Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James (Book two of the Red River series)

Title: The Best Man’s Baby Author: Victoria James Series: Red River Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 179 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ The Best Man’s Baby is the second book in Victoria James’s Red River series, and it begins as Holly and Quinn, the couple from book one, A Risk Worth Taking, are getting married. Quinn’s two brothers Jake and Evan are acting as his best men, and Holly’s best friend Claire Holbrook is her maid of honor. Claire, a preacher’s daughter, has had a not-so-secret crush on Jake, the middle Manning brother, since forever. Jake, though, has a reputation as…

Book Review: A Dream Defiant by Susanna Fraser

Title: A Dream Defiant Author: Susanna Fraser Genre: historical romance Published: 2013 Pages: 90 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ A Dream Defiant is an unusual historical romance. First, it portrays an interracial relationship in the early 1800s—1813, to be exact. Second, its hero is not only the son of escaped slaves, but is also an NCO in the British army. Fraser admits in her author’s notes that she didn’t find any evidence of black soldiers fighting under Wellington during the Peninsular campaign, she didn’t find any data to suggest it was impossible…and Corporal Elijah Cameron was born. At the beginning of…

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