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When You’re Ready by J.L. Berg Blog Tour

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Author:  J.L. Berg

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

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Can his love mend the pieces of her grieving heart?

Years after suffering the tragic loss of her husband, Ethan, which left her alone to raise their young daughter, Clare Murray still holds the last letter he wrote with the words “When You’re Ready” written in his familiar messy handwriting, unable to break its weathered seal. Ready for what? He was her entire world, and Clare had accepted a life without him, without love. Until years later, fate brings her to an emergency room, and face to face with a stormy-eyed doctor intent on changing her mind.

Logan Matthews is the son of a billionaire who has spent his entire life trying to make his absent father proud. Years of living up to a man who was more ghost than father, and a publicly failed marriage has left Logan cold and emotionless until he walks into an exam room and discovers a woman who can stop his heart, make his body burn with desire and leave his entire world altered.

But how far are Clare and Logan willing to go for love? When their love is tested, is Clare ready to put her whole heart on the line again? Can Logan learn the true meaning of love, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness? When a second chance at love is given, Clare and Logan learn you never know if you are truly ready until you’re ready to risk it all.


A story to fill a lifetime of love and living every day to the fullest.  That is how I would describe When You’re Ready.

The story characters’ were well developed.  The story starts out great with a glimpse of a husband in the midst of life’s disasters. How do you say goodbye, especially when you’re the one that is forced to leave?  How to you allow someone to be released when they are your lifeline?

My favorite in the story was Maddie.  She brought love to everyone’s heart.  Can she teach Logan that he can love?  She was such an innocent yet brave little girl.  Here was a four year old that could take a complicated moment and make it simple.  That is what she did for both her mom and Logan.

Logan was fantastic.  How he took care of Clare and Maddie, and made me fall in love with him over and over.  He also respected Clare’s life with her deceased husband.  That made him top notch in my book.

I think that When You’re Ready handled grief beautifully.  I really enjoyed reading this book.

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J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South. She’s married to her highschool sweetheart and they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate.


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Hers by Dawn Robertson Cover Reveal

hers_72Title: Hers

Author: Dawn Robertson

Publish Date: October 31, 2013


Seven James is a stubborn woman. Strong, independent, sexual, and heartless. She takes what she wants with little care about others or their feelings. After a fucked up childhood, no one blames her. But when Levi Parker walks into her life, all bets are off.

If there is one thing Seven James is good at, it is hiding her scars. The scars of her childhood. The scars depicting the years of self loathing. Most of all the scars of a broken heart. When Daniel Alexander walked out of her life for the warm arm and trust fund of blonde bombshell Samantha Reese Warner, Seven knew her life would never be the same.

Levi Parker is a gorgeous playboy businessman, making his way through the Manhattan singles scene. A divorcee with little time for commitment, he has a big secret to hide. His need for new found sexual kink in the bedroom.A chance meeting at a club makes him question his single lifestyle for the first time ever, as he aches to chase the petite, tattooed brunette who rocked his world.

But, when the woman in question, Seven James, walks into his board room, and tramples his boss all hope is lost.

What does the future hold for Seven, Daniel, and Levi?

Warning!!!! Hers contains sexually explicit situations that may be uncomfortable for some. These include FF, FMF, and MFM interactions

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Dawn Robertson is a New York City based Erotica author who quit her nine-to-five corporate job so pursue her love for writing.

She is witty, sarcastic, and downright colorful.
Dawn is a mother, entrepreneur, whiskey lover, and self proclaimed book whore.

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Love Waltzes In by Alana Albertson(5 Stars) Blog Tour

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Love Waltzes In (5 Stars)

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: July 15, 2013


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To her millions of fans, ballroom champion Selena Marcil seems to have the perfect life: a great dance partner, a hit reality show, and celebrity perks. But underneath the glamorous ball gowns, Selena longs to find someone to share her life with when the stage lights dim.

 Selena’s childhood sweetheart, Bret Lord, hung up his dance shoes after winning two national titles with her as a teenager, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He never saw his former fiancée again, except on television and on the cover of men’s magazines. Ten years and three deployments later, Bret gets an offer to audition for Selena’s dance show. When the Marine Corps gives him temporary leave to appear on the series, Bret can’t refuse the quick cash that will enable him to provide financially for the widow of his buddy, even if it does mean coming face to face with his past.

 When Bret shows up at her national championship, Selena is shocked. For years she searched for him to no avail. After spending time with Bret, Selena realizes despite their past romance, they have no future. He has no desire to live under a spotlight and she has no desire to leave it. Can Selena and Bret recognize when Love Waltzes In?


I really loved when Love Waltzes In.  My favorite part is probably the introduction of different ballroom dance types, such as the foxtrot.  I always felt the passion with ballroom dance, and Love Waltzes In certainly brings in the passion that dancing brings.

Selena and Bret were once an item on and off the dance floor.  But Selena choose dance and broke Bret’s heart while he was away at boot camp.  Bret wanted something more out of his life, so he signed up for the Marine Corps.

After years away from each other, Selena and Bret are reunited when Bret signs up for Dancing Under The Stars Reality Show.  He wants to compete so that he can help support a fallen comrade’s family.  He realizes that he doesn’t miss the glamour that ballroom dancing once brought him.  Selena on the other hand is used to this life, but does she want more?  What about a family?  What about the attraction she feels for Bret?  And what is up with her current dance partner?  That is a question that Bret keeps asking her.

Her current dance partner is a dilemma for Selena.  He is what keeps Bret at a standstill with her.  Also, Selena must decide what is important in her life.  Is getting a title worth giving up the chance of a family?

The story is fast paced.  I didn’t feel that it was overrun by all the dancing mentioned in the story.  In fact, I feel that brought more beauty into the story.  It allows the reader to see the romance in ballroom dancing.

This is definitely one book that I will reread again.

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Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and  Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing,  dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through  Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

That First Kiss (Night Calls #2) (5 STARS) by J.C. Valentine Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Title:   That First Kiss (Night Calls #2) (5 STARS)

Author:  J.C. Valentine

Genre: Adult audiences 18+

Publication Date:  June 18, 2013

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 Mercurial and charming, Tate Larson is a rising author and playboy who has a different woman on his arm every night of the week. Focused on his work, Tate has no plans to settle down any time soon. That is until he meets his pretty new assistant, Piper Donovan.
Desperate to escape the promise of backwater living, Piper ditched her Alabama hometown and never looked back. That was almost two years ago. Now that she is out of a job and her bank account is running on fumes, she’s desperate to find a job, fast. She finds the break she is searching for when she lands a position at Bookish Temptations. A little dancing and a lot of drinks with the girls seem the perfect way to celebrate. After a brief but explosive encounter with a man she was never supposed to see again turns out to be the same man she will be bending over backwards to please, her every instinct tells her to run. But when running means leaving the life she has struggled so hard to create, Piper decides her only option is to continue working for the devastatingly sexy Tate Larson…even if it kills her.

Unable to deny their growing attraction, they struggle to keep their distance in a relationship that requires anything but.


That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine is a story of first connections of romance.  Piper Donovan is first introduced into the story when she is promised the position of Personal Assistant to an unknown author.  She is given the details only that the author is difficult to work with.  Piper than celebrates her new job with her friends at a bar.  She throws indiscretion to the wind when she has public sex with an unknown man in a restroom.  Little does she know that this mystery man will make a presence in her life come Monday morning.

Tate is a complicated man.  He goes through assistance’s like a dentist goes through dental floss.  He is stubborn, bullheaded, controlling,  demanding, and yet is a sexpot author.  Piper stands up to him by refusing to allow him to fire her for their escapade in the bathroom.  What a couple they are.  First denying their attraction to each other, than allowing the job to come into the way.

Tate seems to break the rule’s with Piper.  The first one being that in the bathroom he kisses her.  To quote the book, Tate will not kiss someone because he believes it is “a tie that binds” two people together.

Will Piper and Tate break the rules and become a couple, or will the past come up and cause Piper to make a run for it?  How do you allow someone the chance to feel a connection without burning yourself in the process?  Is manipulating always the best way to get someone to come to you, or in in the end is it the destroyer in a love connection?  These are questions to be answered reading “That First Kiss”.

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J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

Brandi Salazar lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream to become an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.


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In Too Deep (The Lover’s Duet) by Selene Chardou Cover Reveal

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Author: Selene Chardou

Genre:  Romantic Suspense/New Adult

Release Date: October 1, 2013

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In too fast…

Trista Lennon-Carter received a phone call that will change her tranquil life with her husband, rock star Linx Carter, in the blink of an eye. All she knows is her brother, Trey, is either dead or being held against his will in Northern Ireland and despite him being the Demon’s Bastards’ Sergeant-at-Arms, he needs her help.

In too far…

To save Trey, Trista will have to take Linx back to the very place she grew up and the same place she’s wanted to escape from her entire life. She will also have to involve the very MC clubs she has no wish to deal with ever again. When it is a life or death situation, she would do anything to save the only family she has left.

In too deep…

The club life has become ingrained in Trista like a tattoo and to save her brother, she will be forced to become the person she most feared was a part of her all along: a vengeful, fearless murderer who will stop at nothing to save Trey. With her life and that of her husband’s at stake, will she survive the nightmare their world has become, or will it drag them back into the criminal cesspool she has finally managed to escape?

The stunning conclusion to The Lovers Duet, Trista and Linx’s journey will be one of strife, hardship and beyond the boundaries of anything they have ever had to face before. Will they be able to endure or will the past and their current present tear them apart forever?

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Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.

Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control and/or the rich and famous set in the New Adult realm.

She is currently working on In Too Deep, the conclusion to The Lovers Duet, and The Will To Love, book two in the Scarlet Fever Series, which chronicles the relationship of Will, the bassist of Scarlet Fever and Laurel, Syd’s BFF who fell head over heels for the hot rocker.

Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Red Dirt Road (Saving Angels Series, #2) by Annie Rose Welch Cover Reveal

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Author:  Annie Rose Welch

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Release date:  September 24, 2013

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The Saving Angels Series continues…

A new cast is introduced, while journeys already taken start to merge with the present, leading you down the old Red Dirt Road.

Death has always seemed just one step behind Layla Hill, taking almost everyone she’s ever loved. After she loses the love of her life, Layla vows to never love again—how could she, when she’s a death magnet?

Trying to outrun fate traveling with her uncle Willie and his band, Layla meets Michael Roberts, a beautiful Irish boxer as gentle on the piano as he is brutal in the ring. He proves as relentless in life, fighting for a place in her world even as she pushes him away, trying to protect him from her killer tendencies.

But neither foresees the sinister presence waiting for Layla at the end of the Red Dirt Road.

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Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her writing career began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightening bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm.

When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently (still) resides in the big shake (although her southern roots are calling her home) with her husband, daughter, and their two peculiar dogs, Boudreaux and Tabasco (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent).

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Tied Up In Heartstrings by Felicia Lynn Cover Reveal

Title: Tied Up In Heartstrings
Author: Felicia Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2013
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Tragedy ripped the security from her life. Left a single mother, Alexis’s fear of loss insulates her from the rest of the world. Her best friends from college and close family are the only people she keeps close.
A man from her past has always been in love with Alexis. He’s never met anyone that measures up to her. Garrett is a musician, who never really imagined he’d have the fame and fortune that he’s found. But, even with that, what he’s always wanted is out of reach… or is it?
When Garrett and Alexis meet up by chance a relationship begins. Neither expected what happens. She can’t be sure she’s ready for the complications a relationship brings. He will have to work overtime to win her heart without any assurances it will be successful.
Alexis is learning about life without Jed, and is feeling more secure with parenting on her own. Garrett appreciates his fans and is enjoying his life on the road but misses having a private life. The lives they have built separately leave little room for a budding relationship, but their hearts won’t take that into consideration.
Will the cards they’ve been dealt get in the way of a love that is meant to be? Is love enough to overcome loss and heartbreak? Can they accept all that the other is, without feeling like they are living in the shadow of their former lives?<b></b>
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Felicia Lynn is a transplanted Florida girl, born and raised, who lives just north of Atlanta, GA with her husband, daughter, dog and cat. She spends most of her days holed up in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and her laptop, writing about the characters that live in her head. When she’s not writing you’ll find her hanging out with her family and friends! She loves reading, taking long walks, chatting with her Facebook family, and listening to music, especially live music. A self-declared lover of all things baseball, she is obsessed with every aspect of the game!!
Felicia writes contemporary romance, because love stories make people happy. Even in the midst of anguish and turmoil, true love can turn life around, and the process is beautiful. Most of Felicia’s stories are based on real life experiences that she embellishes to tell a story. She is currently at work on her second novel.
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An Incurable Insanity by Simi K. Rao Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Title: An Incurable Insanity (4 Stars)

Author: Simi K. Rao
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 10/08/2013


Her heart fluttered when she heard the sound of the key turn in the lock. She quickly adjusted her maroon silk sari with the yellow border, the one that had caught his eye, and waited eagerly for his footsteps.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven… Yes, exactly seven steps before he stopped, hesitated for a few moments, then removed his shoes one by one and arranged them neatly side by side on the shoe rack.

She smiled. He had been mindful of taking his shoes off every day now. ‘I am not used to it, but I will if you want me to. It’s probably a good thing to do anyway.’

As he settled down, he would pick up the TV remote and, without looking at her, would say in his smooth baritone, ‘So how did you spend your day, anything interesting?’

Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.

“In Rao’s debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love.

Shaan Ahuja and Ruhi Sharma’s arranged marriage has an inauspicious start. Shaan spurns his new wife on their wedding night, still pining over the American lover he left back in Los Angeles. However, the begrudging spouses soon make a pact: Ruhi will stay with Shaan in the United States just long enough to avoid embarrassment. The young bride hopes she can use the time to win Shaan’s heart, and although Ruhi’s beauty and attentiveness do change Shaan’s feelings, his immaturity and inability to express himself—and Ruhi’s lingering mistrust—keep them from reconciling. As they attempt to be “friends without benefits,” they start to reveal their true selves, including her needling puckishness and independent spirit and the reasons for his reserved nature and impulsive jealousy. Their eventual reconciliation comes not from forgiveness but from acceptance and understanding. The novel trades in a certain amount of melodrama that, thanks to its light tone, comes across as indulgent but satisfying. …The novel seems highly aware of its influences, using cultural expectations and delayed gratification in the same spirit, if not with the same deftness, as Jane Austen. Shaan and Ruhi also sometimes mirror the star-crossed lovers from Casablanca (a film that the book directly

An often intoxicating,  will-they-or-won’t-they tale.” – KIRKUS 

An Incurable Insanity by Simi K. Rao is a love story of an arranged marriage appearing to be doomed at the beginning.  Ruhi desires a successful marriage, while on the other hand Shaan desires another woman.  This other woman is married and is very manipulative.
I felt for Ruhi and the hurt that she often experienced by the mouth of Shaan.  At times, I wanted to throttle Shaan for all that he was doing wrong in the marriage.  I also felt that at times Shaan was also a victim in what was happening with this married woman.  This woman seemed to know the weaknesses of Shaan.
Ruhi gives the marriage so much time to last, otherwise she will return to her home country.  Can this effort work, or will Ruhi and Shaan’s marriage be doomed for failure?
The other thing that I enjoyed about this story was reading about a different culture.  The story was fascinating on learning about the Indian culture.  Everything from different foods to different salutations was interesting to read about.
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Simi K. Rao
Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. This book is her first foray into writing. The inspiration for the story came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community.  Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. She also writes poetry, is an avid photographer, loves to travel, and is a practicing physician. She currently lives in Denver with her family.
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Title: Begging For Forgiveness 

Author: Astrid Cielo

Erotic Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 9/17/2013

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When Aspen Clarke saw Skylar Ashmore for the first time, her cougar screamed that this wolf would be hers.  But Aspen can’t trust the mating call because she knows all too well that sometimes fate can get it wrong.  After a steamy night with Skylar, Aspen is broken-hearted to find that her worries are founded when she awakens alone and confused.  So, she runs back to Pinewood Creek and her old pride that’d always made her feel welcome, unlike her own parents.  Little does she know that she carries more with her than emotional baggage.  Now faced with motherhood alone she’s decided that she doesn’t need a mate.

 Skylar just wanted to forget his last assignment, so like he had for the past six months after he was forced to execute yet another shifter he stopped at the little restaurant a town over from his apartment to lose himself in good food.  He never expected to lose himself in a female.  He took the beautiful Aspen to bed the moment he caught her scent, his wolf beside itself wanting to claim its mate.  But after it was over he knows he’s made a mistake…because he’s already mated.  So, he runs and hopes he can beg his mate for forgiveness.

 Xavier had never felt a betrayal as deep as when Skylar slid into bed beside him smelling of a female, not even when his old pack had nearly beat him to death.  But soon that feeling of betrayal faded to confusion, then surprise when he realized that whatever female his mate had taken was also his mate.

 Now Skylar and Xavier will hunt for their missing mate.  But little do they know, Skylar’s last assignment has a loose end that’s just waiting for the right moment to strike–and it’s set its sights on Aspen.  

 Can Aspen accept the man who left her pregnant and doubting mating all over again?  Can Skylar and Xavier convince her to mate with not one, but both of them?  Will Aspen survive to forgive?

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Astrid Cielo
Astrid Cielo is a Mississippi girl who enjoys a variety of things. By night, she is a nurse in her local ER, and by day, she is spilling her imagination out on paper.
Astrid began writing when she was a child her stories featuring a variety of characters (including her imaginary friends). When she was in high school she wrote her first completed story and was published twice in poetry anthologies. Gathering her courage, Astrid self-published her first book, Surrender Serenity, Salin’s Salvation, Book 1 and enjoyed every minute of it.
Now she balances her time between being a nurse (which she loves) and writing down the scenes that play out in her mind. She also plays World of Warcraft (which all of her friends think is weird)!

Jump by Cindy Paterson Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Title: Jump (4.5 Stars)

Author: Cindy Paterson



Centuries of loyalty

His code of honor was respected without question, until he consumed the blood of an enemy in exchange for a mortal woman to be set free from certain slavery.

He can’t forget her

Despite knowing, he will be imprisoned and put to death if caught, Balen, a fierce Senses Tracker, returns to Toronto to find the mortal woman, Danielle, he left behind two years ago. Haunted with memories of the torture they endured in the hands of a Senses enemy, Balen’s determination to see her again, drives him to risk everything. But when he does, a new enemy comes into play, one he can’t defeat.

To conquer the wrath of fear

Determined to find some sort of peace after her abduction, Danielle finds solace in painting a man from her nocturnal unconsciousness. When he comes knocking on her door, her world is shattered and Danielle must face her worst fears in order to survive what is coming after them. It won’t stop. It can’t. For the ancient spell has no compassion.

A journey of tenacious desire that refuses to fade even though that is what will destroy them. Because—in order for Danielle to live, first she must die.


First of all, it was great to have the beginning of the book include a glossary of what was needed to be known while reading the book.  I enjoyed words such as senses (you will have to read the book to understand.).

The story initially starts where a young woman has been abducted and is being tortured.  Her fellow captive is also caged and is doing all he can do to save her from this creature.

Two years later, Danielle is tormented by the events that unfolded during her captivity.  She paints pictures of her fellow captive, who in her pictures appears to look forlorn.

There is a lot of action during this story.  There was never a moment that I was on the edge of my seat, waiting for the other shoe to drop for this woman who has had enough trials of her time.

I enjoyed Danielle’s character.  With all that she went through, she was a strong woman who never broke under the torture she experienced.

I also like Balen.  He was such a protector to her during her time of duress.  Giving her water to save her from dying of dehydration.  There was so much to him, that heck I was captivated by him.

I am very much looking forward to the next book that Cindy is writing.  This is definitely a book to be placed on your TBR list.

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I am Xamien’s secret lover. Well, in my head I am and since I’m single this is completely allowed. Some of you may ask, who is Xamien, don’t worry you will meet him soon enough, but no falling in love with him. He is all mine.

Writing books is a fantastic way to have adventures that are impossible to have otherwise. I mean do you really want to fall in love with Waleron? He is so unstable and would never pick up after your dogs or clean the litter box. Not to mention the fact that he is always out killing disgusting grave robbing bug people.

Curling up with a good book and losing yourself to another time and place is the greatest reward. Being able to feel a character’s emotions, their fears, pain and love. Now that is incredible. I relish in the books that stay with me long after they have ended. This is what I strive for in my writing. To give the readers, and myself, an escape into another world, my world.

I have been writing since I was twelve. My parents, sorry mom and dad, would send me to my room for an hour every night to do homework, and instead I wrote stories. Oops, guess that is why i did so bad in math.

I have never stopped writing since then and never will. It’s like an addiction, but a good one. I adore stepping into the shoes of a character and deciding their fate. The characters are why I write. I want to fall in love with them (even the bad ones), so that I care about what happens to them in a story. If I can’t care about the characters then why bother with the story.

I live in Toronto with a menagerie of pets that keep me on my toes.

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