Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Millionaire B&B



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Sadie is a successful romance author. She can write a swoon-worthy man with the best of them but can’t seem to find one for herself. Miles is the cute and wealthy heir to Copeland Press, Sadie’s publishing house. It’s hard to find a woman in his social circle who appreciates a down-to-earth book nerd.

When a twist of fate has Miles and Sadie double booked in the same vacation rental, they decide to share the cabin. Even though Miles isn’t Sadie’s type, she can’t deny the chemistry between them. Sadie’s down for a flirty fling, but Miles has other plans. He’s got a huge crush, and just one week to convince Sadie they were meant for a happily ever after.

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SADIE

“What’ll it be?” I looked at Miles after grabbing Ethan’s beer and a Diet Coke for myself.

“What do you have?”

I leaned over and hung on the refrigerator door, surveying its contents. “Corona Light, some cheap boxed wine, orange juice, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper, milk, water.” Miles hadn’t answered, and when I turned back, I caught him dragging his gaze away from my butt. “French vanilla creamer…” I teased, boring my eyes into him. He knew he was busted, but he played it off smoothly.

Miles chuckled. “I was going to say Dr Pepper, but you may have just sold me on the Coffee-Mate.” I grinned at his witty comeback, and his face lit up. Then he winked, and my heart skipped a beat.

There are all kinds of winkers in this world: the squinty winker, the rapid winker, the slow-motion winker, the blinker, the can’t-get-my-eye-closed-all-the-way half-blinker, and my least favorite, the over winker. Like Goldilocks, I decided Miles’s wink was just right.

“I’d have pegged you for a beer man,” I replied, handing Miles a Dr Pepper.

“I’m actually more of a wine guy. But I’ve just learned that wine with hamburgers is gross, and I’m trying to impress you.” I pressed my lips together. Was he teasing me or flirting with me? Because it sounded like a little of both.


About the Author:
Robin is an overgrown child who fancies herself a bit of a comedienne. She loves to laugh, crack jokes, create flirty characters, write witty banter and believes in happy endings. Robin lives outside of Phoenix with her wonderful husband, five crazy kids and naughty labradoodle puppy. Millionaire B&B is her first adult rom-com, but she has six YA titles that are equally fun.



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Monday, February 18, 2019

Mage Tales Prequels and Secret Lady

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

A Hundred Breaths and Crimson Falls


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Most Romantic Moment

Wednesday Blog Musings


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Most Romantic Moment...



Yuck, blaaah, yick,


come on...nobody wants to talk about this do they? 
  

Maybe my problem is because it's been so long I can't remember, but that would make me old so I'm not saying that.



So, OK...once upon a time I had to have this scary surgery and on my way into the operating room I looked up and there was my husband with tears in his eyes. 

My tough old hard !@#$ manager husband (I married him because he was tough), my curmudgeon of a husband, scared to death about me not coming out of that room. 

Couldn't have been more sweet and romantic than offering to take me for a weekend someplace warm and that's saying a lot right now.








STAY WARM and Find a Good Book. There’s lots of them out there.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Can't Let Go



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A sweet, yet steamy new adult romance about a girl who's not ready to fall in love and a boy who isn't ready to let her go.


Beau

She is beautiful, probably the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, but she's damaged.

Her a-hole exboyfriend broke her.

I still want her.

I can show her that all men aren't the same

That I'm different.



Mallory

He's everything I need to stay away from, and I try.

I really do, but he's relentless.

So, I give in and let him have me.

All of me.

I should have known better.


Read an Excerpt...

Sitting up, I look around. The room’s the same as yesterday, although I don’t know why I expected it to be different. Tiptoeing to the door, I peek my head out and listen. Silence.

Did he ditch me?

Well, I reason, if I have to do the walk of shame I might as well be clean. If by chance he is in the house somewhere, I don’t want to be caught. I scurry to the bathroom, lock the door, and take a shower.

“Morning!” he shouts when I walk out of the bathroom.

In just a towel.

Busted.

His eyes widen, giving my body a once, no, a twice-over. In two long strides, he closes the gap between us. He sucks in a breath, holds it, then lets it out so slowly. It warms my neck, sending goosebumps down my spine. He cups my face, forcing me to look at him. My heart’s racing. His big brown eyes suck me into an abyss I’m not sure I’m ready for.

“I just can’t get over how pretty you are.”

“Uhh.” I look down my nose, only able to see his chest, he’s so close. But it’s better than his face. If I keep looking at that face, I might just let my towel slip. I can’t let him see me naked. For one, I need to wait, put off having sex a little while longer. Secondly, I’m not sure I could handle the rejection if he didn’t try to do something with my naked body. “Thanks.”


About the Author:
Chrissy Brown is a Contemporary Romance and New Adult Romance author. She lives in Central Florida with her husband, twin girls, two dogs, and the neighborhood cat.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like cuddling on the couch watching movies with her family, reading, Netflix, and beach trips. She reads two to three books a week, but favors stories with strong women, true love, and steamy scenes.

When Chrissy is not sitting at her computer, fantasizing about gorgeous country boys, she is teaching third graders how amazing books are...and writing, and math. She has also been an amateur wedding photographer and a CNA (to which she gives kudos but says never again.)


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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Photo Shoot

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Michael McLaren returns home from working a cold case in Cumbria to learn that he’s missed his uncle’s wedding in Scotland.  Angry and fearful that his absence has re-opened the family rift just as it’s healed, he drives to the ancestral home, hoping his appearance and explanation will be accepted. He’s more than welcomed. His uncle asks him to investigate the murder of his first

Fiona Lennox was found in a rowboat on a Scottish loch, shot to death during a late night photo shoot. Why would she rent a boat after dark? Did she take it out to photograph the moonlight on the water? She could’ve done, being a professional photographer, but she was also a proponent of civic and environmental causes, which she documented with her camera. Did someone linked to one of her crusades kill her, or was the motive personal?


As McLaren uncovers layers of Fiona’s life and the reason for her nocturnal outing, he and his family are targets of intensifying attacks. But it’s not until he races against a kidnapper’s deadline and the threat of a loved one’s watery death that he realizes who killed Fionaimplications that are as deep and dark as the Scottish loch.

My review...
Once again in Book 9 of the McLaren series, Jo Hiestand has McLaren headed deeper into Scotland to try and renew his relationship with the McLaren clan. After winding up another case, he finds out he has missed an invite to his Uncle’s wedding. When he calls his grandfather and says he’ll still be coming, he has no idea what faith his family has in him. He is only driving towards more challenges and more responsibility.

Anyone who has seen my blogs and reviews or my comments on Jo Hiestand’s Facebook page knows I absolutely love this McLaren character. He’s the epitome of my favorite type of mystery character. He’s a tough ex-cop, he’s moody, smart as a tack and he’s always just a little bit in love. Oh, and I might add, he’s good looking; at least in my mind he is. See? Right there is an example of what Jo Hiestand can do. You obviously know McLaren is a fictitious character in a book and yet not only do I feel I know him personally, I even think I know what he looks like. That’s what you call character development.

Her descriptive writing of the Loches and the lands of Scotland makes you feel as if you are in the middle of this beautiful country. I loved seeing the sites in Scotland and solving a murder with McLaren all while curled up on the couch under my blanket. 

This turned out to be another great read in the McLaren series. I liked it so much I would tell you it was my favorite, but I like this McLaren guy way too much to choose a favorite.

 I've loved this whole well-written series and Book 9 has made me even more anxious for Book 10!


Read an excerpt...
Stuart frowned, glancing behind McLaren as though expecting a squad of police officers on the pavement. “Oh, yes? And you’re with the police?”

“If I could come in and talk to you, I’ll explain everything. I’ll take only a few minutes of your time.”

Either Stuart’s curiosity or McLaren’s obstinacy won out, for the man opened the door and ushered McLaren inside. “Have a seat,” Stuart said, indicating the sofa as he closed the door. “I can spare ten minutes or so.” The door shut with a thud, shaking the Venetian blinds at the nearby window. He picked up a book on the chair opposite McLaren, laid it on the coffee table, and sat down. His tan shirt and brown trousers complimented the furniture colors. “Now, who are you exactly and why are you asking questions about Fiona’s death? That was a year ago.”

“I know that, but I’ve been asked to look into her death and hopefully bring answers to her friends.”

“Commendable, but the police have looked into it.” He frowned and his gaze lingered on McLaren, as if waiting for him to produce a warrant card. “Are you with the Constabulary?”

“No.”

“Then why are you…” He paused, perhaps searching for the correct word.

“Looking into her case?”

Stuart gave him a quick, humorless smile. “I was going to say poking your nose into something that doesn’t concern you, but if you want to play at being a detective, I suppose it’s all right. As long as you don’t harass people to prove something.”


“I hardly ever do. Anyway, I gave that up for Lent.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A month-long trip to England during her college years introduced Jo to the joys of Things British.  Since then, she has been lured back nearly a dozen times, and lived there during her professional folksinging stint.  This intimate knowledge of Britain forms the backbone of both the Peak District mysteries and the McLaren mystery series.

 Jo’s insistence for accuracy--from police methods and location layout to the general “feel” of the area--has driven her innumerable times to Derbyshire for research.  These explorations and conferences with police friends provide the detail filling the books.

In 1999 Jo returned to Webster University to major in English.  She graduated in 2001 with a BA degree and departmental honors.

Her cat, Tennyson, shares her St. Louis-area home.




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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Wednesday Musings - favorite movies


FAVORITE MOVIES OF ALL TIMES AND WHY...

Well, like, ok...this has to be a subject I am the absolute worst at.

To begin with, we don't go to the actual movies much anymore and I tend to fall asleep during the ones on Netflix or Amazon 😕


But...

Lady Sings the Blues because I loved the music. I loved Billie Holiday. I wanted to sing like and look like Diana Ross...still do.


The Bucket List It was a great movie and it helped me realize I needed my own list and I have one now. I'm trying to cross things off!


Star Wars movies I loved all of them and I've never missed one. I think I loved them because I suppose I wanted to live in that time.


The Wizard of Oz because I always wanted to be Judy Garland...still do.


Gone with the Wind because I wanted it to be me kissing Rhett...still do.


Rain Man This movie was sad and funny but most of all it showed us that many people can have a great talent no matter how they appear. 




I'm sure you have a favorite. What is it?????




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Smuggler

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When twenty-something post-grad Nick Fillmore discovers the zine he’s been recruited to edit is a front for drug profits, he begins a dangerous flirtation with an international heroin smuggling operation and in a matter of months finds himself on a fast ride he doesn’t know how to get off of.

After a bag goes missing in an airport transit lounge he is summoned to West Africa to take a voodoo oath with Nigerian mafia. Bound to drug boss Alhaji, he returns to Europe to put the job right, but in Chicago O’Hare customs agents “blitz” the plane and a courier is arrested.
Thus begins a harried yearlong effort to elude the Feds, prison and a looming existential dead end…. Smuggler relates the real events behind OITNB.

Read an excerpt...
Later that afternoon I walked, drunk, through the Musee d’Arte Moderne in Brussels, down a winding white hallway to some inner recess. In a corner, behind glass, a little ventriloquist’s dummy in baggy pants and jacket sat before a brass bell. For minutes on end he just sat there with his feet sticking out in front of him, like he’d been knocked down in the street. Then something seemed to stir inside him and the doll’s torso jerked forward an inch and its metal head—bang! struck the bell producing an unexpectedly bright peal like the bell of a steamship. A little placard read, “Attempt to Raise Hell.” Dennis Oppenheim. American.

 A small group waited in anticipation for it to happen again. Just as a couple turned to walk away, bang! the bell clanged again. I stayed for another half hour listening to the intermittent clanging; the little brute kept at it, as if he had a mind of his own—as if, in spite of whatever wind-up mechanism controlled him, he was determined to carry out this errand he alone knew the meaning of.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nicholas Fillmore attended the graduate writing program at University of New Hampshire. He was a finalist for the Juniper Prize in poetry and co-founded and published SQUiD magazine in Provincetown, MA. He is currently at work on Sins of Our Fathers, a family romance and works as a reporter and lecturer in English. He lives on windward Oahu with his wife, his daughter and three dogs.

Publisher Website http://www.iambicbooks.com




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