Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Road to You by Marilyn Brant Review

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Author: Marilyn Brant

Publish Date: September 29, 2013


A coming-of-age romantic mystery — that takes place, in part, along historic Route 66 — written by USA TODAY bestselling author Marilyn Brant!
~Sometimes the only road to the truth…is one you’ve never taken.~
“Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed — locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary — I’d been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that.”
Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer of her 18th birthday, she unexpectedly finds her brother’s journal and sees that it’s been written in again. Recently. By him.
There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages. Aurora, who’s unusually perceptive and a natural puzzle solver, is hell bent on following where they lead, no matter what the cost. She confides in the only person she feels can help her interpret the clues: Donovan McCafferty, Jeremy’s older brother and a guy she’s always been drawn to — even against her better judgment.
Reluctantly, Donovan agrees to go with her and, together, they set out on a road trip of discovery and danger, hoping to find their lost brothers and the answers to questions they’ve never dared to ask aloud.
“In that expectant space between silence and melody, our trip began…”


Amazing!!!  That is one adjective that I would give The Road to you, by Marilyn Brant.

There are twists and turns at every road.  You are caught up in the mystery from the first page.  It is a fast paced book, that will keep you entertained.  Also, there is some young love involved.

The story takes place during the 1970’s.  It was fun to see people talking about John Travolta in Grease.  Aurora and Donovan both had brothers that went missing during the same time.  It was considered a closed case, when after a while they never showed up.  Aurora was suspicious because the police never seemed to do much digging.  Then two years after Aurora’s brother’s disappearance she finds his journal.  The last date entered was recently, and Aurora with her detective skills knows something is amiss.

Aurora figures out that her and Donovan’s brothers’ ended up going on a road after something bad happens to endanger their lives.  Aurora is able to talk Donovan into going on their evidence seeking road trip together.  So they lie to their parents and leave for the east.

With codes used in the journal, Donovan and Aurora end up making their way to Route 66.  Route 66 is the most famous highway in The United States.  There is so much history among that route.

In the midst of peril, Aurora and Donovan find attraction sizzling.  I loved the chemistry between Aurora and Donovan.

Let me tell you this is no mystery book that you have ever read.  It is suspenseful that the story will keep you riveted until the very end.  In fact, I read it in one sitting.

The Cougar Diaries by Aoife Brennan Blog Tour

prequelcoverTitle: The Cougar Diaries – Prequel book 

Author: Aoife Brennan

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The Cougar Diaries, the prequel, is a collection if three stories that got away. The three individuals – Shirley, Frank and Derek – all know me. Shirley is my friend and Frank and Derek both asked me out on dates.

partonecoverTitle: The Cougar Diaries – Part 1 (4 Stars)

The Cougar Diaries Part I was a book about the year in the life of Aoife Brennan, Dubliner, newly separated, mother to two teenage boys who was struggling to make sense of family law, deal with her difficult ex-husband, hold down a job and date again. She makes some crazy choices, takes some funny decisions and goes on some questionable dates. But her heart is pure and at the end of book one there is hope.

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parttwocoverTitle: The Cougar Diaries Part 2


In book two we pick up on her rollercoaster life. There are more adventures, heart breaks, victories and a casualty or two along the way. This is real life, this is the real Aoife.

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Title: The Cougar Diaries Part 3 – Will be published late part of 2013.

Review of The Cougar Diaries Prequel, Part 1 & Part 2;

In the Prequel of The Cougar Diaries, we see Shirley’s story with her husband John.  We also get to experience the beginning of Aoife’s disastrous dating experiences after a separation with her husband.  The story is short and is to the point.

In Part 1, we experience a year in the life of Aoife, while going through a nasty divorce. Aoife is 38 at the beginning of her separation and has two kids.  Aoife is struggling with numerous issues.  One being her father’s possible dementia.  She is also struggling with her soon to be ex causing chaos in her life.  I really did not like her ex.  He was manipulative and a bully.  Aoife is experiencing a variety of different types of men while dating.  Some are just plain crazy.

In Part 2 we continue on the roller coaster of Aoife’s life.  I can admit that Aoife does not have a boring life at all.  In fact, I bet she wishes it would slow down at some point.

I really look forward to reading Part 3 later this year.


Two Thousand 3: A comatose memoir by FX Scully Release Day Event

Two-Thousand-3-Release-Day-Event-Banner-1024x630Book Title: Two Thousand 3: A comatose memoir

Author: FX Scully

Genre: New Adult Novella

Release Date: November 30, 2013

Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions


If you could turn back the clock, what would you change? Who would you choose?

Reese Clarke is sports agent, extraordinaire. With an impressive client list, she’s on the fast track to becoming partner at her Seattle-based firm, and is engaged to the first-round draft pick, and the firm’s bread and butter, Neil Baxter.

Then everything comes crashing down.

Neil cheats on her. She has a bitter reunion with a sexy ex. And gets hit by a car. All in the same damn day.

When she wakes up, twelve years in the past, she doesn’t know how she got there, or how to get out. Confusion grows to pleasure, then quickly spirals to anger as Reese struggles to find her way back home. All the while being forced to relive her greatest love affairs—one ex a time. But older and wiser Reese soon realizes she’s been given a break—a chance to do things differently this time around. An opportunity to track down the one who got away.

2K3Promo_2FXScullyBubbleHead-266x300Author Bio:

F.X Scully spends her days advising men in tights. She loves turtles, romance and things of the past. In the evenings, she writes smut and drama for those who love it and those who pretend they don’t. Her free time is spent taking walks in the rain, scouring thrift shops for classic pieces and sipping vintage wine.


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Prize 1: $100 WaySpa Gift Card/$100 Amazon Gift Card (Winners Choice), an Ecopy of Two Thousand 3, a bubble head drawing in the winner’s likeness

Prize 2: An Ecopy of Two Thousand 3, a bubble head drawing in the winner’s likeness

Prize 3: An Ecopy of Two Thousand 3, a bubble head drawing in the winner’s likeness

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Wolf Siren Series by Tina Smith Promo Sale

***Note:  The Wolf Siren Series is having promotional sales through Smashwords.  I have listed the book with coupon id and link for each book in the series.

Smashwords Sale:

Wolf Sirens (#1) Forbidden 60% off Promotional price: $1.60 Coupon Code: GE92A Expires: December 17, 2013.

Wolf Sirens (#2) Fever 60% off Promotional price: $1.60 Coupon Code: TE22P Expires: December 17, 2013

Wolf Sirens (#3) Night Fall 60% off Promotional price: $1.60 Coupon Code: RK64Q Expires: December 17, 2013

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The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls, BBW Romance Dating Agency by Ava Catori Promo

bbwcoverTitle: The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls, BBW Romance Dating Agency

Author: Ava Catori

A laugh out loud romantic comedy about love, best friends, and a crazy cat by #AvaCatori

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Skin Deep by Dez Burke Sale Promo



Title: Skin Deep

Author: Dez Burke

Genre: Contemporary Romance

65 5-star reviews! Top 30 New Adult! Top 30 Coming of Age!
Beauty is only skin deep…so are scars. 
A wickedly delicious story from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author #DezBurke 

Skin Deep is now on sale until 12/6

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A Shot in the Dark by Jennifer Burrows Black Friday Sale Blitz

new-69_zpsbf0dc5d4Title: A Shot in the Dark
Author: Jennifer Burrows
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Date Published: 7/11/2013
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Most of the patients that are brought to the trauma bay in the ER remain nameless, and for the most part, faceless.  For Laney Pearson and the rest of the staff, this makes it easier to move past the senseless death and destruction that they see on an almost daily basis.  But all of that changes for Laney when she finds herself trying to pump the life back into a young motorcycle rider who arrives by helicopter more dead than alive.

Skyler Smith has all the makings of the next great motocross rider, right up until he crashes while trying to perform the trick that will secure his future.  From the time his motionless body is lifted off the track, the question becomes not when his next race takes place, but whether he will live to see another day.  And now there is mounting evidence that the tragedy was no accident

Laney can never envision this boy’s crash and the ensuing investigation will have such an impact on her own life, but in the days that follow, she discovers a life within her she never knew existed.  While the police sort through the mounting evidence from the crash, Laney has to sort through her own feelings for the handsome trauma surgeon that she previously never gave a second thought.  Is he really as charming as he seems, or is there another reality hiding beneath the surface?  And just how long has he been watching her?   




As he got to the base of the jump, he noticed his front wheel was wobbling. His first instinct was to panic. Instead, he took a deep breath and counted to five to calm himself. All he had to do was make this jump. He knew he could do it. There wasn’t a chance he was going to miss it.

As he watched the wheel become persistently looser, doubt filled his mind. This is bad. Maybe I shouldn’t do this jump. This could end terribly. Man, you have to do this jump. This is what you have been preparing for. As he went up the jump and started his flip, he saw his front tire fall off in midair. A brief moment of panic surged through his body. He continued on not knowing what else to do as he tried to turn his bike around and land on the back tire. But the surprise of his tire falling off made his timing off. Instead, he landed on the ground with his bike falling on top of him leaving him in complete darkness.




jenburrowsJennifer Burrows
Jennifer is a Registered Nurse, and she holds a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration.  She has 15 years of experience working in the Emergency Room and the Intensive Care Unit of a major trauma center.  While she is equally adept at all facets of patient care, Emergency room nursing is her passion, and is the inspiration for this story.  Currently, she resides in Southern California with her husband and their three amazing boys.  This is her first published novel, with the sequel expected soon.


Tainted Desire (The Desire Series) by Wendi Hulsey Cover Reveal

tainted-desireBook Title: Tainted Desire (The Desire Series)

Author: Wendi Hulsey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 2013

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Kylie Jenkins has lived the past few years fearing for her life. She knows she must do whatever it takes toescape her current situation. With each assault, the injuries she sustains are more severe. She calls upon her childhood friends to help her escape, however it means moving away from everything she loves. Without knowing if she will ever see her family or friends again, she takes off in hopes of a new beginning. Her entire world is turned upside down until she is reunited with her childhood love and things start to look up.

Cameron is the type of man she wants to spend her life with, he is fun, sensitive, considerate, and sexy.

Unfortunately, for Kylie, her dangerous past seems to be sneaking up on her. Strange things start happening to her, making her feel apprehensive and afraid. Her friends assure her that she is safe, but they start to think Kylie might be a bit paranoid. Will Kylie finally have her storybook romance? Or will her love and desire for Cameron be tainted from the start?

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My name is Wendi Hulsey. I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee. After several vacations to the sunshine state, my husband and I fell in love with the warm weather and decided to have a house built in Florida. I miss my family and friends up north;however, I will never regret not having to shovel snow again. I have been a registered nurse for about ten years. I currently work on a medical/surgical unit, preferring to work the night shift.


My husband and I have been married for sixteen years, and I appreciate his support during this endeavor. I have one son who is a hard working grown man now living on his own. He has blessed me with the most precious grandson and a wonderful future daughter in law. My daughter is a beautiful and smart teenager who excels at just about anything she tries. She enjoys playing soccer and we have spent numerous hours on various soccer fields. I am blessed to have my mother, a retired cook, living with me and she is a great help with cooking, cleaning, and chauffeuring the teenager. Other members of our family include; one dog, one cat, two turtles and several fish.

My love for reading began at the age of twelve on a stormy day. With nothing to do I was bugging my mother, she said, “Go read a book.” I have never stopped. As a teenager, I preferred horror books, mainly Stephen King. As I age, my reading tastes change and I currently read mysteries, romance, or erotica. It has always been my dream to write a book. Although writing is a hobby for me, I hope to produce a book to the best of my abilities and hope you have enjoyed what you read. Thank you for your support.

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Black Friday Book Blitz Sale + Giveaway

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maidcoverMaid for the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello

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islandcoverHis Island Bride by Shadonna Richards

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liescoverThe Lies That Save Us by JL Redington

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my-savior-forever-193x300My Savior Forever by Vicki Green

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 Lisa-Eugene-Strictly-Business-new-800-200x300Strictly Business by Lisa Eugene

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Living Again by L.L. Collins

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Finding My Way Home by Vicki Green Blog Tour


Title: Finding My Way Home

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Vicki Green


When you have a good heart,

You help too much,

You trust too much,

You give too much,

You love too much,

And it always seems,

You hurt the most

How do you become strong enough to leave an abusive husband? How do you get away safely? How do you get your self-esteem back? Brennan Michaels, or so her new I.D. states, escapes by train to an unknown small town in Wyoming. She finds the town is not even on any maps but something draws her there. The township befriends her, she finds a job and a place to live, in a Boarding House, not realizing the other tenant is a Hot, Sexy ex-football player and model that is dealing with his own past issues.

Hutchinson Parker or Hutch to those close to him, had a loving wife, who he cherished and was his entire world until she was taken from him by Cancer. His life ceased to exist, his football and modeling didn’t matter anymore. Nothing mattered until he found a small town in Wyoming and after nine months of grieving he meets a girl named Brennan who takes his breath away. He can tell she is dealing with something bad, something happened to her. Most people who find the small town are running from something. Her skittish behavior and the fading marks on her face means one thing. Someone abused her.

Will she find her way home?


Vicki Green knocked it out of the park when she wrote the book, Finding My Way Home.  She realistically gave you a point of view of someone living a new life away from an abusive husband.  The part that I appreciated in the story was the fact that Vicki did not focus on the abuse.  Instead she focused on the solution.  In addition, it was great to see Hutch’s point of view as well.

Bren represents many women out there that are being abused.  The fear she lives in telling people her story, and the fear of her own decisions make the story realistic.  Living in a domestic abuse environment changes a person.  As we saw with the husband, an abuser knows two things; how to control and how to defeat someone.  Bren has courage.  The courage to leave that situation.  The courage to start over again no matter the fear.  The courage to love again.  I can tell you from having been in that situation, courage to survive is one of the hardest things to achieve.  But Bren did that.

The other aspect of the story that makes it stand out is that it shows Bren as a person and not as a statistic.  Her story could be anyone’s story.

I do have to admit that one of the most realistic forms that the story represented was the excuse Bren gave for her bruises.  Saying to people that bruises were caused by running into a door, being clumsy, is the “norm” for most abuse survivors.

Again, I will say two things.  First, Vicki Green researched well when composing Finding My Way Home.  Second, this isn’t a story to worry about gruesome details.  We get to see enough of a picture to see what occurred to Bren, but we get to see her solution in changing her life around.  That is what takes Finding My Way Home from a great story to an exceptional one. Also, it doesn’t hurt to have a hot hunk in it.

I look forward to reading more from Vicki Green.  She is one author to place on your must read books’ list.

Author-PictureAuthor Bio:

Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and currently resides in Olathe, Kansas. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel’s Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both gone now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading Romance books which is what inspired her to begin writing this book. She has always admired Author’s dedication and hard work. She had a dream that played out for over a year, came home one day after work and decided to put it on a word document to see how it read and that became ‘My Savior Forever’, the beginning of her Forever Series.

Upcoming signings:

Indie Mashup, Springdale, Arkansas, July 26, 2014

Red Dirt BoCo, Oklahoma City, OK, August 30, 2014

Penned Con 2014, St. Louis, MO, September 12-13, 2014

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