Saturday, November 28, 2015

Book Review ~ "Lord Apollo & The Colleen" by S.G. Rogers

Lord Apollo & the Colleen by S.G. Rogers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Purchased Kindle copy
Genre: Historical Fiction Romance

Book Description:  Five years after his supposed death, Theo King has returned to Graceling Hall...but a mystery remains. A stranger is buried in his grave, and nobody knows if his death was accidental…or murder. As Theo resumes his former life, the dead man’s sister shows up on his doorstep to hold him accountable. If he helps this Irish spitfire solve the mystery, will she finally leave him in peace?

My thoughts: I was anxious to read this book after reading Larken. I appreciated the characters and looked forward to reading Theo's story.

This book was more than Theo's story. I was very happy to alternating points of view that let me get to know more of the wonderful characters in her Graceling Hall books.

There is not a lot of things I can say without giving away some of the story. This is one that you don't want to know what will happen in the end. I had my guesses, but she threw some surprises that let me very pleased.

This is a clean historical romance.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blog Tour ~ "A Reluctant Assassin" by J.C. Morrows + tour giveaway!

A Reluctant Assassin by J.C. Morrows
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense/Dystopia

Book Description:  Her mission was simple — get close to the Prince, and kill him. . . 

Kayden entered the palace under a lie, one designed to get her close to the Prince. On the outside, she may look like a princess but beneath the mask, a killer lays in wait — for the perfect moment.

Dvarius was not ready to take the crown, nor was he ready for a wife . . . but due to his father’s unexpected death and an archaic law — he must find a bride before he is allowed to take his rightful place on the throne.

And the one woman he wants — just might be the one who is there to kill him...

My thoughts: Kayden is faced with a dilemma. She has come to the palace with a mission to kill the Prince. The information she had been told about him is incorrect. He is not what she expected and it doesn't take long for her to begin to develop feelings for him.

Dvarius is not excited that he must choose a bride from the 24 young women brought to the castle. He must marry in order to become King. He trust in God to lead him to the woman whom he could love and to rule the Kingdom with.

The book is set in a futuristic society. After the destruction of society through war, a monarchy has been put in place to govern the people. The book combines the old with the new. Women wear dresses, but there is remnants of our modern world in use. I really enjoyed how J.C Morrows was able to combine elements of society in creating her social setting. The manners are also reminiscent of an older day.

The major action in the book takes place on a subtle level. It is more a conflict of emotions and purpose. The wordplay and characters drew me in from the start. I can't wait to continue reading the series. It ends on a cliffhanger. The book contains political intrigue, romance, and assassins.

I found the book to be a clean read. The Prince is a devout Christian and there are references to deity.

Read a Snippet
Like your own personal fairy tale . . .”
At the time she had sneered at his words.
Now . . . here . . . in this place, she was surrounded by the confinement of the palace; the ostentatious d├ęcor, the fancy food, the ridiculous ensembles . . .
Fairy tale indeed . . . biting off the rest of what she had been thinking, she turned to pace, not realizing she had begun to mutter aloud.
What kind of stupid girl wants this sort of fairy tale? Not this one; that's for sure. Why would Alfreid think I want a fairy tale?”
She let out a huff of frustration.
What if Cinderella had been sent to kill The Prince?”
Now that's my kind of fairy tale . . .
The sound of her laughter echoed back at her as it bounced off the marble walls. -


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A Perilous Assignment (Order of the MoonStone #0.5)A Perilous Assignment by J.C. Morrows
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Short Story Dystopian

This is a very, very short story that introduces Kayden. She belongs to an order that are assassins. This very brief look is very interesting and takes a look at the life that she lives. It does an excellent job at creating interest for A Reluctant Assassin.

J C Morrows - Bestselling author of YA Christian speculative fiction, drinker of coffee and avid reader - is a storyteller in the truest sense of the word. JC has been telling stories in one form or another her entire life and once her mother convinced her to write them down, she couldn't stop.

She finished her first speculative fiction novel purely for the enjoyment of her mother - also known as her biggest fan.

She gives God all of the glory for her talent and ability!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Read a Harlequin Heartwarming short story for #FREE ~ Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb + giveaway

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Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb

Some things don’t mix: champagne and pizza. Major holidays and once in a life-time, dream weddings. An uptight PhD Maid of Honor and a world weary, laid-back Best Man. But Ruthie Cain’s twin sister never received that memo. Rebecca (Becca) Cain has joined her bachelor and bachelorette parties with an afternoon at the dog park in San Francisco. The rehearsal dinner and Cain family reunion are scheduled for Thanksgiving Day in Lake Tahoe. And the guest list for the Saturday sunset wedding in the mountains overlooking the lake includes pets.

If only Ruthie was simply on the guest list. But her maid of honor duties have expanded to include more than holding the bouquet during the vows. Thanks to her psychology background, she's been elected to rein in Becca's bridezilla tendencies. Her fear of flying has made her chauffeur to not one, but two Great Danes. And she needs to find someone who can cook enough turkeys to feed a wedding party that keeps expanding by the hour.

Now if only she can persuade the best man, Matthew Wright, that his responsibilities include more than looking good in a tux, she might discover that sometimes the wrong things should mix.

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Cari Lynn Webb lives in Alabama with her family. If she isn’t at her computer, she can usually be found: picking up her daughters from school, dropping off at swimming or soccer practice or running into the grocery store for that one thing she forgot on her shopping list. She loves escaping into a romance and her e-reader can usually be found in her passenger seat. Visit her at:

The Matchmaker Wore Skates, will release in February 2016 as the second story in the anthology, Make Me A Match.

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Assumptions and expectations are a part of everyone's life. We are either setting an expectation for ourselves or perhaps a daughter (I have two and they're well aware of our expectations for school and grades). Or we are making assumptions about people or situations that we're involved in. In our house, my daughter has a tendency to assume what my answer will be to something before she's even asked me her question. She'll come in already prepared to fight because she's convinced she knows my answer. Sometime she's right, but more often she's been wrong. And there's something fun about defying her expectations and watching her have to re-group on the spot. Slowly she's learning to ask first, then react.

In my short story, Wedding of His Dreams, Ruthie Cain has expectations and she's made more than a few assumptions about Matt Wright. Ruthie and Matt have been aware of each other since high school, but they've never dated. Ruthie had been too focused on her studies and Matt had been too busy having fun. But Ruthie almost married another man. Now Matt has decided to take the opportunity to prove to Ruthie that he is exactly what she needs. And he intends to make the most of his second chance. However before Matt can get to Ruthie’s heart, he has to first shatter a few of Ruthie's misconceptions and assumptions about him.

I had so much fun writing this story and watching Matt push Ruthie outside of her comfort zone. Of course Ruthie didn't budge easily from her by the book life, but Matt was more than up for the challenge. And Ruthie discovered the best happy-ever-after was the one she never planned for.

I hope you enjoy reading Wedding of His Dreams as much as I enjoyed writing it.



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Monday, November 23, 2015

"By the River" by Jennie Hansen + tour giveaway

By the RiverBy the River by Jennie Hansen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from publisher to review
Genre: Clean Romantic Suspense

Book Description: It was supposed to be a relaxing early morning run, but the path along the river trail quickly turns into the scene of a nightmare for recent college graduate Kira Paxton. An unintended exploration of a secluded riverbank leads to a gruesome discovery that sets her on a collision course with danger: it is the body of a young woman. In shock, all Kira can manage to do is scream . . . From the moment Ford Kettering hears the cries for help along the trail, he is drawn irrevocably into a mystery in which he plays a shocking role. Ford, a local high school teacher, had a recent classroom clash with the victim—now, he’s a person of interest. As Ford and Kira bond over their shared ordeal, they work together to prove Ford’s innocence—and soon, their attraction is undeniable. But it seems that Kira’s nightmare is far from over. What begins as a series of close calls and acts of vandalism soon escalates, putting Kira’s own life in jeopardy. It appears that Kira saw something that day along the trail, something that has made her a target. With Ford’s help, she is determined to track down the killer—before she becomes the next victim.

My thoughts: Kira is an independent woman. There are people she loves who are trying to look out for her, but encroaching upon her personal space. This becomes more evident the day she discovers a body at the river. From that moment her life becomes chaotic. Her father and brother try to talk her into giving up her condo, she has a PI tracking her movements, she is stalked by a killer, and she falls in love.

I enjoyed the characters in the book. Many of them are quirky and show their unique personalities. I loved the dog, Jasper. I would hate to have him living with me, but he adds a level of humor to the book. You have to read about Jasper to truly appreciate him in the story. His escapades bring Kira trouble and comfort.

This book is fun to read and left me wanting to find out who is really the bad guy. I knew it wasn't Ford, Kira's love interest and a suspect in the story. There are several turns in the story. One minute I thought I had it all figured out to realize that my assumptions weren't always accurate.

This is a clean romantic/suspense novel. There are some religious references that do not have a huge bearing on the plot. There is also non-graphic violence and kissing.

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About the Author:  Jennie Hansen lived a nomadic life during her early years and can remember living in twenty-two different houses and attending eight schools. The two colleges where she earned degrees, Ricks and Westminster, made ten. She worked as a model, secretary, newspaper reporter and editor, legislative page, teacher, and librarian. Through it all, she kept writing. To date she has twenty-three published novels, numerous short stories, and many magazine and newspaper articles to her credit. She has written reviews of LDS fiction for Meridian Magazine since 2001.

She and her husband have five children, all of whom are married to wonderful people, and eleven grandchildren. Two days each week Jennie and her husband can be found serving at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, a fifteen-minute drive from their Utah home.
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Craving Beauty Tour Finale

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It's the Grand Finale for
Craving Beauty
By Jennifer Silverwood

Did you come along with us as the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast is retold in a Gothic setting where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero? If not, go back and check out each stop...

Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

Sometimes there is no knight in shining armor coming to rescue the damsel. Sometimes the damsel has to be the hero. I hope readers will find their courage, along with our heroine, Vynasha, to realize they too are beautiful beyond their inner and outer scars.

"Whatever you think you know, forget it, you are probably wrong. As I said earlier, there is so much going on within the pages of this book you won't know what to expect but that is what makes this book so utterly amazing. It was so different. It took a classic fairy tale one that I absolutely adore and made it something more. It made it something new."

Mythical Books - The Characters & an Introduction to Craving Beauty

Craving Beauty is yet another adaptation of the beloved fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, with a darker twist. Elements of Gothic romance and high fantasy flesh out this retelling. I have always wanted to read a high fantasy retelling of my favorite fairy tale, so I decided to write one. . . .My story is different from other retelling's because it focuses less on the romance and more on the journey of Vynasha.

deal sharing aunt - Author Interview

6. What would you like my readers to know?

Craving Beauty, Vol. 1 is a gothic romance as well as a high fantasy retelling of Beauty & the Beast. While it is a clean YA Fantasy, be prepared for a lot of mayhem and magic. And don’t be too surprised by the blood and beasts, or cloak and dagger. In the end, Craving Beauty is about finding courage and your own inner beauty despite all obstacles. Hope you will join me in Vynasha’s journey!

"Author Jennifer Silverwood will blow you away with her latest release, Craving Beauty. In this rendition of Beauty and the Beast, Jennifer has created a twist on the story that readers will fall in love with from page one. Although a little darker than I originally thought it would be, this novel is filled with a delightful story and excellently developed characters."

"If you are a fan of Beauty and the Beast type of story you will love this. It is a story of a girl with a tragic life who finds herself in a castle filled with Beasts and other enchanted characters."

Cover2Cover - Review

"This is a story of love and loss, sacrifice and finding the strength within oneself to beat the odds."

Colorimetry - Interview with Vynasha

The following interview was the last time anyone from the village of Whistleande had contact with her before Vynasha and her nephew, Wyll disappeared this winter. They are currently presumed dead by the local magistrate. One can only ponder what would drive these poor souls into a forest populated with danger and shrouded in myth.

Wishful Endings - Excerpt

The creature’s heavy limbs pounded upon the floor with every scrape of its claws. Roars echoed her flight over the crimson carpet. The hall was black as pitch without the light of the fire and candles. It wasn’t long before she felt the creature’s hot breath above her neck. Her heart pounded as she pushed harder and barely missed colliding with a column. She pivoted to avoid one agony, only to feel the rip of claws sinking around her waist.

Then she knew no more.
Bookworm Lisa - Not Your Average Beauty

As I mentioned before, Vynasha is not your average “Beauty”. She was beautiful once, but now is covered in scars. She has little interest in romance or personal goals but doesn’t consider herself to be selfless. From an early age, like so many women today, she learned to get by on her own. Sometimes the prince doesn’t come in time and the damsel has to rescue them both. In “Craving Beauty”, Vynasha will discover that her inner beauty, like her bravery comes in many shapes and sizes.

Zerina Blossom’s Books - What I Learned From Craving Beauty

Of all the projects I’ve worked on since I started writing professionally, Vynasha’s story has stuck with me the longest. It has been drafted and re-drafted, revised and edited and revised again. At times I wanted to throw in the towel and give up because I thought I would never see the day it would publish. Some authors in that position might have set it aside for a later date, or put it away for good to collect dust. And I might have done exactly that except for one thing, I love the story. I love gothic romances and fairy tale retellings, and “Craving Beauty” is somewhat of a conglomerate of the two. It has elements of horror and high fantasy with the necessary Byronic hero and a heroine who isn’t your average “Beauty.”

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What are you working on now? What’s next for you?

As you might have guessed, I’m already hard at work on the sequel to Craving Beauty, as well as polishing up the companion novella, Wolfsbane’s Daughter. I’m also working on a contemporary adult romance novel called “Moonlight.” I hope to publish all three this next year, so be on the lookout for news from my website!

Reader Girls - Excerpt

The beast growled as it dragged her back into the shelter of the room. She felt a powerful arm, muscle and sinew straining against her body as it tucked her against its brown mane. She was too dazed to do anything but cling to the creature in turn as it barreled through the castle. Slowly, her muscles relaxed enough for her to almost enjoy that wild rocking sensation and the thump of the beast’s heartbeat.

alwaysjoart - Wylder Tales

Craving Beauty is the first book in a three part series. The next, Wolfsbane’s Daughter is a companion novella and in-between for volumes one and two. It follows the journey of a few side characters you’ll meet in volume one. We will get an up close and personal glimpse of Wolfsbane’s mute daughter, Resha as she looks after Wyll. Wolfsbane and Resha both have major parts to play before the story plays out in volume two. I had a lot of fun diving into a different perspective, since the other two books are told from Vynasha’s point of view. Also, because Resha was born and raised in the forbidding Wylder Mountains, she gives us a closer look at the new world Vynasha and Wyll have traveled to.

Craving Beauty
(A Wylder Tale, #1)
by Jennifer Silverwood
YA Dark Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 239 pages
October 31st 2015

Vynasha has spent the last four years tending her mother's roses and looking after her nephew. The fire that killed their family has left her scarred and put Wyll on the brink of death. Soon the first frost will come down from the mountains and she knows this winter will be his last.

Until a strange beggar appears on the road, telling her of the majikal Source that can heal her Wyll. With nothing left to lose, Vynasha braves the forbidden Wylder Mountains to seek out a cure and her fate.

A lost kingdom is uncovered by an equally lost girl, but the castle is not abandoned as she believes. Shadows cloaking unseen eyes watch. Tapestries whisper from the hidden corners, wondering if the one to break their curse has come. And a hungry beast waits, ready to devour her soul.

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Silver Hollow Qeya (Heaven's Edge #1) Ohre (Heaven's Edge, #2) Stay

Jennifer Silverwood
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Book Spotlight ~ "The Mariposa Hotel" + tour giveaway

Welcome to Tangerine Street

Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts. The Mariposa Hotel, a new resort, has revitalized Seashell Beach, bringing new life to the sleepy beach town. In the charming gardens of the hotel sits a three-hundred-year-old wishing well transported from Mexico. One toss of the coin, a sincere wish, and lives are changed forever…

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Three bestselling contemporary romance authors: Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore come together to write A Tangerine Street Romance series.

Julie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen. She’s written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Award winner, and feels she’s finally getting the hang of the writing gig. She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools. She loves reading, eating, writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie’s favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise but has a healthy respect for ice cream.


Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and romance novels. After meeting her husband online, she is now living happily married in Southern California with her growing family and a series of doomed houseplants. Melanie is a former English teacher and a sometime blogger who loves to laugh and make others laugh. In her downtime (ha!), she writes romantic comedies and pines after beautiful shoes.

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Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under the pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational nonfiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in

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1.      How did you get started as an author?  

When I was thirty I had an idea for a story. It became a strange process since I never considered 
writing a novel before. I was an avid reader and held authors in high esteem. When I started 
writing that first story, it was like the floodgates had opened. One of the most inspirational books 
I’ve read is Kitchen Privileges by Mary Higgins Clark. I’ve long been a mystery fan and when I 
read this memoir, I realized that it was possible to be a writer and a mother at the same time. Ms. 
Clark inspired me when she said she’d write from 5:00-7:00 a.m. every morning so as not to 
interfere with her job and her kids (she was a widow at the time). I thought, “I can do that.” And 
I did—it took three novels before I finally got one published, but Clark’s story inspired me not to 
give up.

2.      What writing project are you currently working on?  What can you tell us about these 

I’m currently editing the next Omar Zagouri thriller that I’m calling SLAVE QUEEN.  This book is a mixture of modern-day and historical setting based on the story of the sultan Suleyman and his favorite wife, Roxelane. She was living in the Kingdom of Poland in the early 1500s when she was abducted by the Turks and brought to the sultan’s harem in Constantinople. There she worked her way up through the harem to become a wife of the sultan. I’m also drafting the 3rd book in The Moses Chronicles series.

3.      How important are the names in your novels?  How do you choose names for your 
characters?  Do you have any name resources you would suggest? 

I write a lot of historical fiction, so I try to use as many real names as possible. The other names I 
choose, I try to use names that aren’t super common, but names that aren’t too strange sounding. I 
want them unique, but pronounceable. I also try to make sure I don’t have more than one name starting with the same letter or sounding too similar, if at all possible. I just google names such as “female Turkish names” then scan through the list.

4.      What authors inspire your writing? 

Some of my favorite authors include Mary Higgins Clark, Maeve Binchy, Barbara Kingsolver, and Michelle Moran. They have interesting life stories and write in different genres.

5.      What period of history interests you the most?  Does this influence your writing? 
I’m drawn to historical events that change the course of history. For instance, my book LOST KING 
that comes out in December is about Hatshepsut, a woman who became Pharaoh of Egypt. And 
the current book I’m working on follows a woman who rises from slavery to become a sultan’s 

6.      What inspired the idea for your story in the Mariposa Hotel novel? 

When Julie, Melanie, and I brainstormed our plots, I wanted my heroine to be employed at the hotel in a management type position so that she was facing a lot of conflict each day. And then of course 
the hero had to be someone who would help her deal with the conflict. He needed a reason to be 
at the posh resort, so I made him a talented and wealthy man, but his work had dominated his life 
so he hadn’t allowed himself to carry on a serious relationship. But as I started writing, it all flip-
flopped and the heroine became the woman to the rescue.

7.      If you could choose someone famous to star in one of your books made to a movie, who would you choose and for which character? 

 I have nothing. I’m so behind on movies and TV that I’d probably name someone who is dead. LOL.

8.     What other hobbies do you enjoy when you are not writing? 

I  love to read and traveling is fun when possible. I love nature walks and doing puzzles.


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