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review 2018-08-15 10:00
Review! Snowbound (Secret Heart Ink #1) Deborah Cooke!
Snowbound - Deborah Cooke

 

 

Flatiron Five has a new tattoo shop—run by the enigmatic and legendary tattoo artist Chynna. When the moon is full, Chynna creates one tattoo to set two hearts afire and gives it away, with the goal of making romantic dreams come true. Who will be next?

 

Olivia trusts in here-and-now...
Olivia doesn’t believe in magic or everlasting love—she’s a scientist, after all—but winning a tattoo from Chynna convinces her to take a chance. She’s always admired her best friend Lexi’s big brother Spencer, maybe because opposites attract. What would it be like to seduce him? Would it end her fascination with him? With a little help from her friends and a blindfold, Liv decides to find out. The bonus is that Spencer will never know his secret lover was her…

 

Spencer believes in forever.
But Spencer guesses the truth almost right away. He’s good with having Olivia want him—having her alone in his cabin is the perfect chance to teach her to trust sensation and him. A blizzard interferes with Olivia’s plan, giving Spencer more time to work his own persuasive magic. He knows a night or two will only be the beginning of what he wants to last forever. Can he convince Olivia to give love a try, or will she leave him forever as soon as the snow melts?

 

 

The first book in the “Flatiron Five” spin off is a delightful contemporary romance full of passion and magical charm.

 

The characters are strong and easily connected to, drawing readers in and holding them hostage with their story. The romance is sweet but has a major obstacle, Olivia doesn’t believe in love but she does believe in passion and she’s wanted Spencer forever so with a little help she decides to engage in a one night stand which is one hot night with lots of sizzling chemistry and heated passion. Spencer want more than one night and the readers are held captivated by the suspense and the hope that Olivia will reach for that happily ever after that readers long for. The plot is fast paced and flows smoothly from start to finish with beginning adding a magical element to the story that adds a little something extra to this enchanting romance.

 

This is the first contemporary romance that I have read by Deborah Cooke and I have to wonder –what was I thinking! I am certainly intrigued with the “Flatiron Five” series and the “Secret Heart Ink” series so I have added them all to my TBR pile.

 


Snowbound

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39326114-snowbound

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/snowbound-by-deborah-cooke

 

Author - https://deborahcooke.com/deborah-cooke-books/secret-heart-ink/snowbound/

 

 

 

is the 1st book in the Secret Heart Ink series

 

Author - https://deborahcooke.com/deborah-cooke-books/secret-heart-ink/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GBC4211?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.ca/Cooke_Delacroix/secret-heart-ink/

 

 

which includes


1 Snowbound
2 Spring Fever
3 One Hot Summer Night

 

 

& is the spinoff series of Flatiron Five

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/213426-flatiron-five

 

Author - https://deborahcooke.com/deborah-cooke-books/flatiron-five/

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GBFZ665?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.ca/Cooke_Delacroix/flatiron-five/

 


Snowbound is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BF56MYN/?tag=authdebocook-20

 

iBooks - https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/snowbound/id1346848281?mt=11&at=11lqeS

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/snowbound-deborah-cooke/1127942220?ean=2940158899201

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/snowbound-60

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Deborah_Cooke_Snowbound?id=6JtQDwAAQBAJ

 

Direct from Deborah Cooke - http://selz.co/VkVRYXWtE

 

 

For print options see the author's book page (link above).

 

 

Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

 

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012.

She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of Novelists Inc.

 

Currently, she’s writing paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke, and medieval romances as Claire Delacroix.


Website - http://deborahcooke.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1005984.Deborah_Cooke

 

Blog - https://deborahcooke.com/blog/

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.com/Cooke_Delacroix/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Cooke_Delacroix

 

SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/debclaire

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDeborahCookeFanPage

 

G+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DeborahCooke_writer

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/deborah-cooke

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/deborah-cooke/author,391126

 

Claire Delacroix -

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12694.Claire_Delacroix

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorClaireDelacroix/

 

Claire Cross -

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/74485.Claire_Cross

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-09 10:00
Release Week Review! Racked and Stacked (Blacktop Cowboys #9) Lorelei James!
Racked and Stacked - Lorelei James

 

 

Opposites don't just attract in the West--they sizzle--and Wyoming has never been hotter than in the latest sexy Blacktop Cowboys® novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hang Tough.

 

Growing up with three older brothers, Larissa "Riss" Thorpe defines the term tomboy--a moniker that never mattered to her until she crossed paths with sexy cowboy playboy, Ike Palmer. His declaration that he prefers his women soft and feminine is the one benefit to becoming his business partner. Since Riss is obviously not his type, there's little chance they'll mix business and pleasure when they're in close quarters on the road together.

 

Former cattle broker Ike Palmer was ready for a new chapter in his life when he partnered with Riss, a contrary redhead who lords her mechanical abilities over him at every turn. Ike raised his three younger sisters; he knows a thing or three about how women work. The problem is...Riss is unlike any woman he's ever met.

With the odds stacked against them, Riss and Ike will have to choose between the stubbornness that keeps them apart and the fiery attraction that could lead to something more...

 


“Racked and Stacked” the ninth book in the “Blacktop Cowboys” series is an entertaining snarky romance where frienemies become lovers despite the stubbornness that keeps them apart.

 

Rissa and Ike are two very strong characters that leap from the pages and grab reader’s attention right from the start and the chemistry between them sizzles with a strong electrical current that singes the pages all while these characters do their best to fight their attraction. Readers can’t help but become caught up in their romance as the characters capture hearts, send sparks flying in every direction and spark spontaneous laughter throughout their very fiery and passionate struggle to out stubborn the other and overcome their issues in order to even begin to think about a relationship.

 

The plot is fast paced and keeps readers on the edge of their seats with anticipation of what Riss and Ike will come up with next and just how will they sabotage themselves again. There is also lots of friends and family to add their opinions to the mix which keeps this couple working hard to overcome the odds and those same friends and families adds to the fun and laughter of the story with their own shenanigans as well. The romance and the characters also has realistic problems that the Riss and Ike will have to overcome which adds depth and makes it easy to connect to these wonderfully lively characters.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed Racked and Stacked and I couldn’t help but feel as if I really got to know Riss and Ike through Lorelei James creative writing that brings the story, the scenery and the characters to vibrant life.

 

 

Racked and Stacked

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36604162-racked-and-stacked

 

Author - http://loreleijames.com/books/racked-and-stacked/overview


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/racked-and-stacked-by-lorelei-james

 

 

is the 9th book in the Blacktop Cowboys series

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/series/47701-blacktop-cowboys


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077KCW725?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

which includes:


1 Corralled
2 Saddled and Spurred
3 Wrangled and Tangled
4 One Night Rodeo
5 Turn and Burn
6 Hillbilly Rockstar
6.5 Roped In
6.6 Stripped Down
7 Wrapped and Strapped
7.5 Strung Up
8 Hang Tough
8.5 Tripped Out
9 Racked and Stacked

 

& also includes a Rough Riders / Blacktop Cowboys® Crossover

 


Racked and Stacked is available in print or ebook at:

 

Penguin - http://www.penguin.com/book/racked-and-stacked-by-lorelei-james/9780399584114

 

Amazon - http://geni.us/tAalzr

 

B&N - http://geni.us/SI4z

 

BaM - http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-8373827-10876509?SID=PRHEFFDF5A7F1--9780399584114&url=http://www.booksamillion.com/p/9780399584114

 

Kobo - http://geni.us/3ksSvEx

 

iBooks - http://geni.us/5hF8

 

GPlay - http://geni.us/HJW4g

 

BaM – http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Racked-Stacked/Lorelei-James/9780399584114?id=7336553342217

 

eBooks – https://www.ebooks.com/95910005/racked-and-stacked/james-lorelei/

 

BookDepository - https://www.bookdepository.com/Racked-and-Stacked/9780399584114

 

 

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romances in the Rough Riders series, the Blacktop Cowboys® series, the Mastered series, the Need You series and the Legacy series.

 

Lorelei also writes dark, gritty mysteries under the name Lori Armstrong. Her books in the Julie Collins and Mercy Gunderson series have won Shamus Awards and the Willa Cather Literary Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota.


Website - http://www.loreleijames.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/541293.Lorelei_James

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LoreleiJamesAuthor

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/loreleijames

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/loreleijamesauthor/

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lorelei-james

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-01 10:00
Release Week Review! Darkest Night (Wired & Dangerous #2) Megan Erickson!
Darkest Night - Megan Erickson

 

 

Bodyguard Jock Bosh has one job: keep Fiona Madden safe. Safe from the men who've been hunting her. Safe from the bastard responsible for ruining her life. And with the attraction sizzling white-hot between them, that means keeping Fiona safe from him too.

 

Fiona has spent the past decade on the run. Her survival is the single greatest weapon she's had against the men out to destroy her. Until Jock. Now, with him by her side, she finally has a chance to bring them down. But when her enemies make their next move and Jock puts himself in the line of fire, Fiona realizes that there's more at stake than just her life-she's also risking her heart.

 

 

As a bodyguard, Jock Bosh has only one job, keep Fiona Madden safe from the bastard responsible for ruining her life. Having spent the past decade on the run, Fiona’s greatest weapon against the men out to destroy her is her survival, but when Jock puts himself in the line of fire, Fiona realizes that there is more at stake than just her life.

 

Darkest Night is full of strong, compelling characters and Fiona and Jock grab reader’s attention and keep them glued to the book as their story unfolds. The romance between these two is a bit unorthodox because of their issues which adds depth to the characters and ensures that readers want to know how everything works out for them as they cheer them on. There is lots of burning chemistry and emotional turbulence throughout and both of these characters capture reader’s hearts from the very beginning.

 

The enemies that face the characters in the second book of the Wired & Dangerous series were introduced in the first book, but if readers haven’t read it, that’s okay because they will be eagerly anticipating their demise in no time. Deep Cover is fast paced and smoothly flows through the pages with lots of thrilling suspense, dangerous enemies and excitement as Jock and his crew get closer to taking out those bad guys and discovering just who that mastermind is.

 

I love the characters of the Wired & Dangerous series as they are part geek and part sexy tough guys that project a vulnerability that can’t be ignored as it makes me feel that they are people I could really get to know. I was completely caught up in Deep Cover from beginning to end and I have to say that I found Amy to be a survivor to be admired and I can’t wait to find out what happens next in this thrilling series.

 

 

Darkest Night

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36345096-darkest-night

 

Author - http://meganerickson.org/wired-and-dangerous-series/darkest-night/

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/darkest-night-by-megan-erickson

 


is the 2nd book in the Wired & Dangerous series

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/207869-wired-dangerous

 

Author - http://meganerickson.org/wired-and-dangerous-series/

 

 

which includes

 

1 Zero Hour
2 Darkest Night &


2.5 Final Day is coming Oct. 16, 2018

 

 

Darkest Night is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon US - http://amzn.to/2EqGJ4z

 

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Darkest-Night-Wired-Dangerous-Erickson/dp/1538743906/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517361445&sr=8-1&keywords=darkest+night+megan+erickson

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/darkest-night-michael-sean-erickson/1125248816?ean=9781538743928

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/darkest-night-4

 

Forever - https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/megan-erickson/darkest-night/9781538743928/

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Megan_Erickson_Darkest_Night?id=clQ9DwAAQBAJ

 

 

Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestseller and former journalist who switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own romance hero and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she’s been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn’t writing, she’s either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or… thinking about writing.

 

She is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.


Website - http://meganerickson.org/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6879435.Megan_Erickson

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/megan-erickson

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/authormeganerickson

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Megan-Erickson/e/B00AWD8MHS/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1464206128&sr=8-2-ent

 

Pintrest - http://www.pinterest.com/mrsmeggiejo/

 

InstaGram - http://www.instagram.com/meggiejoknows/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/MeganErickson_

 

 

 

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review 2018-07-31 10:00
Release Day Review! Deep Cover (Love Over Duty #3) Scarlett Cole!
Deep Cover - Scarlett Cole

 

 

ARE THEY IN TOO DEEP?

 

Ex-Navy SEAL Cabe Moss always comes when called to duty―at all costs. Even though the death of his fiancée nearly destroyed him, Cabe won’t let his past interfere with any work that has to get done. When his latest task pushes him to team up with FBI Agent Amy Murray, a fierce beauty with the undercover skills to match, Cabe must admit that, for the first time in years, he wants to do more than just complete their mission together…

 

Amy was born ready for this assignment, but working side-by-side with the the strong, silent, and frustratingly professional Cabe seems to be the biggest challenge of all. But when the sparks begin to fly―and the stakes rise to dangerous heights―the only thing Amy is left worrying about is how she can resist him. Their lives may be in danger, but their hearts hold the biggest risk of all…

 

 

Cabe Moss is an ex – Navy SEAL that never lets his past interfere with work but when he’s pushed to team up FBI agent Amy Murray he wants to do more than complete their mission together. Born ready for this assignment, Amy finds working with the frustratingly professional Cabe to be the biggest challenge of all.

 

Thrilling and fast paced, the third book in the Love Over Duty series keeps readers glued to the pages with lots of suspense and romance. Cabe and his team are ready to bring down their enemies any way possible even if that means working with a whole host of alphabet agencies in order to get the bad guys and this mission has Cabe and Amy both working to overcome their emotional issues while doing so. In regards to the mission, anticipation builds as their undercover personas get closer to the endgame and a few twists and turns adds adrenaline pumping action to the mix, especially as the good guys have multiple objectives.

Cabe and Amy are strong, compelling characters that easily draw readers in and hold their attention while the sizzling chemistry heats up the pages and burns hot enough that this couple can’t fight their attraction no matter the professional and emotional obstacles that get in the way.

 

I was completely caught up in the excitement of this mission as much as I was caught up in Cabe and Amy’s combustible romance as both had so much potential to blow up in their faces as they put their lives and their hearts at risk.

 

 

Deep Cover

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36386387-deep-cover

 

Author – http://www.scarlettcole.com/deep-cover-love-over-duty-3/


BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/books/deep-cover-by-scarlett-cole

 

St. Martins - https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250128492

 


is the 3Rd Book in the Love Over Duty series

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/series/196176-love-over-duty

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B071L2CYXC/ref=dp_st_125012848X

 


which includes:

1 Under Fire
2 Final Siege

 


Deep Cover is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2xXExCb


Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2xXzT75


B&N: https://bit.ly/2sJJSrB


Chapters Indigo: https://bit.ly/2xXFytZ


iBooks: https://apple.co/2xSW5PI


eBooks: http://www.ebooks.com/aff.asp?AID=42567&term=9781250128492


BaM: http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781250128485


IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250128485


Powells: http://www.powells.com/partner/33241/biblio/9781250128485

 


The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada where I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay.

 

I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I'm getting the chance to follow that dream.

I am represented by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency, NY.

 

Scarlett

 

Website - http://www.scarlettcole.com/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/ItsScarlettCole


Instagram - http://instagram.com/scarlettcole


Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/1459729587679099


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13849930.Scarlett_Cole


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Scarlett-Cole/e/B013URB1DY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1515773289&sr=1-2-ent


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/scarlett-cole

 

 

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review 2018-07-27 10:00
Release Day Review! The Long Shot (Love Behind the Scenes #2) Brandy L. Rivers!
The Long Shot - Brandy L. Rivers

 

 

One look and he knew it was a long shot.

Ryan King is a movie star with a secret. Women fall at his feet for a chance, but that’s never been what he wanted. Broken hearted after helping his closest friend claim the love of his life, Ryan is searching for a distraction. One who can keep his secret.

 

Shannon O’Neil’s life has changed drastically in the last few years. He served as a Navy SEAL to escape his father’s scrutiny, but an injury forced him to reevaluate his choices. Now he runs a successful security firm. One that recently took a consulting job to train a group of actors for an upcoming movie.

 

The attraction is immediate but long distance relationships have never worked for either. Still, they want to try. Navigating through their own family drama, and Ryan’s shooting schedule may prove too much of a burden.

 

 

The second book in Brandy L. Rivers’s Love Behind the Scenes series is a wonderfully intense romance that warms the heart as Ryan and Shannon give in to their attraction and take The Long Shot.

 

Ryan King and Shannon O’Neil are both strong, charming and captivating characters that draw readers into their story and refuse to let go. The chemistry between them practically leaps off every page with sizzling electricity as the sparks fly between them but this relationship has a few obstacles in its path with has some intense emotional issues and turmoil flowing from the pages as well.

 

Secrets, careers and family keep things on a rocky slope and the readers full of nail biting suspense in regards to the happily ever after in this fast paced plot. The story may not be suitable for some readers because this is an extremely hot m/m romance that has some explicit sexual content that singes readers with red hot passion but for others, please enjoy this story from beginning to end as it warms the heart and tugs at emotional strings as this couple works to overcome all the hardships that face them.

 

Brandy L. Rivers has given readers another wonderful contemporary romance to enjoy and I was quite thrilled with Ryan and Shannon’s story and I can’t wait to find out whose story will be next in this series.

 

 

The Long Shot

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40574668-the-long-shot

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-long-shot-love-behind-the-scenes-book-2-by-brandy-l-rivers

 

 

is the 2nd book in the Love Behind the Scenes series

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/238066-love-behind-the-scenes

 

Author - http://brandylrivers.com/love-behind-the-scenes/



which includes

1 The Callback


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36182233-the-callback

 

Falling Star the 2nd book of Combustible series stars one of the characters in this book.


author - http://brandylrivers.com/combustible/

 


The Long Shot is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon - http://mybook.to/longshotblr


Googleplay - http://bit.ly/LongShotBLR


iBooks - http://bit.ly/BLRLongShot


Nook - http://bit.ly/NookLongShotBLR


Kobo - http://bit.ly/LongShotKobo

 

 

I've always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I'm working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

 

I'm a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.

 

 

Be sure & visit Brandy at the following locations:

 

Website - http://www.brandylrivers.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7054485.Brandy_L_Rivers

 

Facebook - http://facebook.com/brandylrivers

 

Twitter - http://twitter.com/brandylrivers

 

InstaGram - http://instagram.com/brandylrivers

 

Tumbler - http://brandylrivers.tumblr.com/

 

BookBub- https://www.bookbub.com/authors/brandy-l-rivers

 

 

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