Thursday, September 29, 2016

Shadows from the Past by Ashley Dawn

Title: Shadows from the Past
Author: Ashley Dawn
Genre: Christian Fiction--Inspirational romantic suspense
Cover Designer: Kris Wagner
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Shadows From the Past
“…It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother’s life…”
Those words haunt her dreams, and her waking moments. LAPD officer, Aurora Kavvan cannot rest until she finds her brothers killer. Digging into the past always brings back unpleasant things: memories, guilt…the hit man. Now she is in a race against time to find the murderer before he finds her.
“Kill her. I don’t care how, and I don’t care where, but I want her dead now!”
Someone was trying to kill his dead partner’s sister. FBI agent, Jordan Reiley will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. Even if it means going against her wishes; putting himself between her and the man who murdered her brother.
Will God keep them alive long enough for them to find the truth?
Author Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while helping in her parent's office. She graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Central Arkansas but is currently working as a legal assistant.
Ashley has been writing professionally for the past ten years and has three published books.  Her Shadows Series include Shadows From The Past, Shadows of Suspicion and Shadows of Pain.  She is currently working on multiple projects including the fourth in her ‘Shadows’ series entitled “Shadows of Deception” and also a standalone suspense titled ‘One of Their Own’.  She an­­d her family make their home in Texas.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stealing Light by Julie Cassar

"Tonight, everything could change. I wasn’t ready to let go of anyone just yet."

If you could change what you know is coming, would you? Cecelia Walker discovers an amazing ability deep within herself that gives her the power to change the future. When mysterious outsiders enter her life, she begins to question everything and everyone she once knew. 


Years earlier, CeeCee’s life changed forever the day her parents were killed in a horrific car accident. Suddenly extraordinary people and bizarre events began to seep into her very small world. Surviving for years on her addiction to coffee and running, life suddenly deals her a game-changing wildcard and all bets are off. Her magnificent Gift of Light awakens a tremendous dark power wanting to steal what is hers. 

Will Cecelia be able to change what she’s seen and set a new course? Has she met her otherworldly match against evil and found her true soul mate? Or, is nothing as it seems as the power of darkness threatens to consume her and those she loves.
CeeCee is a young girl that has been forced to live an adult life from too early of an age. CeeCee’s Parents were killed in a car accident at an early age, and she now lives her life from day to day running the coffee shop they all loved. I can't imagine being that dedicated to something that reminds you of exactly what you have been denied. Yet CeeCee does this day after day, with honor and love!
Her life is filled with coffee, running, and regret. 
CeeCee learns slowly that she is different, she is developing the ability to see the future and it's up to her just how she uses this gift.
That concept alone is a fantastic story, then Julie Cassar gut punches you in the feels and you travel on this magical journey with CeeCee. We learn that there is more to her gift than anyone knew, she learns she is stronger than she could ever dream, and then... and then she gives us the dream team of Aaron and Cash. 
Thanks for the snot fest Julie! 
Seriously, Julie Cassar continues to blow my mind with her ability to mold the story into yet another work of art. Between me laughing at CeeCee's snark, to Aaron's humility, Cash's determination... I need more of this in my life!
Impatiently waiting for book two!!
~Dowie
Julie Cassar's debut Young Adult Fantasy "Ruby Blue" Series has been met with rave reviews and has spent weeks on Amazon's Fantasy Series Best Seller List as well as it's Top Rated list. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, specializing in Graphic Design, Cassar has also worked as a production artist, designer, painter and photographer. She has been featured in Fitness Magazine, "Outdoor Athlete," and publishes a monthly blog.

The Coffee Girl by Shanna Hatfield

Title: The Coffee Girl
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Sweet Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Caffeine wasn't the only thing that drew him to the coffee shop,
He needed his daily fix of The Coffee Girl...
On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Brenna Smith has a few goals in mind:
* Introduce herself to the hunky construction guy she runs into every morning at the coffee shop.
* Give her detestable boss a piece of her mind right before she quits.
* Open a bistro.
* Find the man who haunts her dreams.
Handsome and charming Brock McCrae owns a successful construction company and enjoys time spent with friends. However, he still has a few items on his to-do list:
*Find a place to call home.
*Get a dog.
*Work up the courage to ask the quirky woman he knows only as the Coffee Girl out on a date.
Will the two of them connect over more than a cup of java?

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
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“I met a guy,” Brenna blurted out before she could reel the words back in. It would be less damaging to both her psyche and her ears to tell Kathleen about the bistro rather than the fact she had met a man. As Kathleen’s scream of excitement ripped through the office, Brenna ran to the door and yelled into the hall, “Spider!” She stomped her feet a few times. “We got it!”
Swiftly shutting her door, she shook her head at her friend as she sat back down at her desk.
“Control yourself or you’ll have half the office in here,” Brenna cautioned, leaning back in her desk chair, rocking it back and forth.
“Details, details!” Kathleen waved a frantic hand at Brenna.
“He gets coffee at the same shop I do off the freeway. A couple of weeks ago, he bought me a Chai latte and handed it to me with a smile. That very night, I got a flat tire on the way home and he stopped and fixed it for me. I offered to buy him a cup of coffee and we ended up at a little diner and had dinner together.”
“That is so cool.” Excitement filled Kathleen’s voice and face as she looked at Brenna. “So what’s his name? Where does he work?”
“I don’t know.” Brenna nervously shuffled papers on her desk.
“What do you mean you don’t know? You had dinner together for goodness sake,” Kathleen’s voice climbed in pitch. Brenna shushed her.
“He said it removed all the mystery if you learned everything about a person all at once. He told me that the next time we met, he’d ask my name then.”
“That is incredibly romantic.” Kathleen’s eyes held a dreamy look. The woman could find romance in a brown paper bag given enough time and encouragement.
“It was,” Brenna agreed, her face softening as she thought of the mysterious construction guy. “He walked me to my car and right before he left, he kissed me.”
“What!” Kathleen screeched.

Whispering Wishes by Jennifer Miller

Title: Whispering Wishes
Author: Jennifer Miller
Genre: RomCom
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Be careful what you wish for...
Normally, Aspen Edwards will do anything for her free-spirited best friend, Mischa, but this feels like a bit much. The plan is simple, all Aspen has to do is write down a few affirmations and recite them during the New Moon. But as skeptical as Aspen is, a promise is a promise. So, she whispers each wish to the universe, pondering the possibilities of "what if." Who wouldn't want a promotion at work, a new home, or to become an irresistible sex goddess?
But Aspen’s luck doesn't change with the wishes, or the wind. Each of her whispered prayers produces disaster. She gets fired. Her car breaks down. She gets kicked out of her house. And of course there is the crap icing on the cake of doom, falling for flirtatious and sexy, Wes, who sees her as nothing more than his “little sis”. It might not be so bad if his house weren't the only place she had to go.
Unbeknownst to her, the universe has a few tricks up its sleeve, and Aspen's bad luck streak might just be putting her right where she needs to be!
*This stand-alone novel is intended for ages 18 and up*

Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois but now calls Arizona home.  Her love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood.  Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s dreamed of writing a book of her own.  The important lesson she learned about dreams is that they don’t just fall into your lap – you have to chase them yourself.  Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things.  She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to work on.  For more information about Jennifer Miller, please visit www.jennifermillerwrites.com
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Other books by Jennifer Miller
Pretty Little Lies
Pretty Little Dreams
Pretty Little Vows – A Novella
Perfect Little Plan
Fighting Envy
Fighting Wrath
Fighting Lust
Charming 
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Sweet Christmas Kisses 3

Title: Sweet Christmas Kisses 3
Genre: Sweet Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
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Sweet Christmas Kisses 3: A Bundle of 17 Wholesome Holiday Romances
Ring in the holiday season with 17 all-new, stand-alone stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 takes you around the globe from small-town USA, to London, England, and even to Africa. Don't miss out on this sweet romance boxed set that's sure to touch your heart, make you smile, and put you in the mood for Christmas.
Mona Risk, On Christmas Eve
She banished him from her life and dreams. But fate throws him in her path again and his tender gaze erases years of loneliness. Can they forgive each other and create a new future?
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Christine Bush, Christmas Holly
Can a lonely single father of five-year-old triplets find love on a South Carolina beach? It might just take a Christmas miracle!
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Lyn Cote, Mistletoe and Sage
New deputy in town, a single mom, two wounded hearts with a puzzle to solve together--will love spark under the mistletoe?
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Denise Devine, A Merry Little Christmas
Merry Connor and Anthony Lewis search for treasure and find true love.
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Raine English, The Christmas Gift
When Riley Wayne receives a dog for Christmas, it's not just the pup that makes her heart flutter, the rescue group's handsome owner does too.
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Shanna Hatfield, Untangling Christmas
Tricked into helping with Silverton's Festival of Trees, electrician Mike Clarke battles faulty outlets, tangled lights, and a woman determined to share the spirit of the season.
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Ciara Knight, A Christmas on Miracle Mountain
When it takes a miracle to heal a heart.
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 Milou Koenings, The Kampala Peppermint Twist
A twist of fate. An overbooked flight. Christmas in Africa will flip her life upside down.
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Magdalena Scott, The Road Not Taken
Francie Standish Carrington has some tough decisions to make and a lot of questions about a past she thought she understood.
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Roxanne Rustand, A London Christmas
When Catriona heads to London for Christmas to meet a guy she met online, he steals her purse and disappears, but will a handsome photographer in the pub end up being the man of her dreams?
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Alicia Street, Her Christmas Secret
Desperate to help her sister's family, Lila courts a cold-hearted investor for her handmade toys, but learns Christmas has a way of bringing surprises where they're least expected.
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Kristin Wallace, Falling For You at Christmas
One expectant mother. One gorgeous innkeeper. Three days that will change her life forever.
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Merrillee Whren, Second Chance Christmas
A young boy helps his estranged parents find love again at Christmas.
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Cindy Flores Martinez, Operation Christmas Eve Wedding
A maid of honor is swept up in the chaos of planning her best friend's spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding.
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Victoria Pinder, Secret Wish
Luke Morgan doesn't believe in miracles, but this season Christmas brought him Caro Soliz, the family maid.
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Josie Riviera, Candleglow and Mistletoe
A rising pianist and a pro stuntman winding down his career find love amid the glow of Christmas candles.
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Pat Simmons, Couple by Christmas
Divorcee Derek Washington wants to reconcile with his ex-wife by Christmas. Although he's got a plan, with the help of his five-year-old son, Derek only has two weeks.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Ballistic (Icarus Series Book 2) by Aria Michaels

Book: Ballistic (Icarus Series Book 2)
Author: Aria Michaels
Genre: Genre: Young Adult dystopian
 The sequel to Killshot 
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It's been three days since Solar Storm Icarus silenced the world...three days since the GRS virus wiped out most of humanity and started changing the few who remained. Liv and the others made it through the initial wave, but they've lost a lot along the way and the journey to Salvation is far from over. A rogue military organization has taken hold of the area and they possess a weapon that could change everything. 
When Liv finds out her brother and the other refugees are being held captive at Camp Seco, she will risk everything to get him back. As the group embarks upon a dangerous rescue mission, a rival band of survivors threatens their safety and a new storm gathers overhead. The virus has spread and the infected are being drawn together. What's worse, the beast that lurks inside of Liv is growing stronger and more difficult to control. But Liv has a promise to keep--and her little brother is running out of time.
Will Liv be able to harness her strength to save her brother and the hundreds of other innocents beyond the walls of Camp Seco, or will she let the monster out and put them all at risk?
REVIEW OF BOOK ONE
Holy crap on a cracker....
I can't even.....
Ok, so just get all the books, save the trouble and have them lined up all nice and taunting like- you will DEVOUR them. Then you will look up at the sky and think nasty thoughts. 
This book caused me to re-evaluate my life and pack a better bug out bag. I started freaking out about open cuts and everything, I'm not even kidding here.
Here is a legit conversation I started with the author; hope she doesn't kick me for posting this... 
 
So this is now a thing for me. I pinkie promise you, this is one of the best books I've read this year if not my entire time as a blogger. 
~Dowie
REVIEW OF BOOK TWO
I can't breathe from all the snotty, ugly girl crying from reading this book.
Ballistic picks immediately after book one, and there is no rest for the group. 
Liv is still trying to reach Beans, and will allow NOTHING to stand in her way. 
I was wondering how Michaels was going to keep me on my toes, surely she let it all go in Book One?
Ok, so the next time I see her I'm pinching her for keeping me up all night! Woman don't you know I have to work tomorrow!?!?
For real though, Aria Michaels is so freaking amazing... this isn't a simple weaving of a story, this series is an entire work that enthralled and pulled me inside, made me react and feel as though I was there! Book One did the same thing, I am STILL watching the news for solar flares and preparing accordingly!
#YeahIWentThere
Well played Aria, well played!
Now....I need Book Three like yesterday!  
~Dowie
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Ballistic (Icarus Series, Book Two)
Author Bio 
Aria Michaels is the author of The Icarus Series, a bestselling young adult dystopian saga as well as a contributor to ATZ Publications' Chronology of the Apocalypse, and Tricks, Treats, and Zombies (releasing in October 2016). Aria is an avid reader, die-hard zombie fan, and enthusiastic lover of bonfires and red wine. When she is not glued to her computer pouring out the voices in her head, this busy single mom can be found playing in the dirt with her boys, painting, or binge-watching The Walking Dead. Aria is currently hard at work on the next instalment of the Icarus Series and revelling in her role as instigator of literary mayhem and stealth assassin of fictional characters. 
"You are never more than one chapter away from a different future." --Aria Michaels
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Other Books in the Series
Killshot (Icarus Series, Book One)
Before the Sky Fell (An Icarus Series Novella)

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