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text 2015-07-31 03:19
July 2015 Wrap-Up


July started off promising, I mean how can anything go wrong from a week marathon of reading Agatha Christie? Well a reading slump for one.

During the week read-a-thon for July #AYearAThon I read a total of four Agatha Christie books. I then reread Sabriel by Garth Nix and that's when the dreaded reading slump began.

Everything I picked up after I put down straight away, I just didn't want to read. And the strange thing was, it wasn't like I read horrible books and it put me off, the complete opposite actually. 


Even though I didn't read as much as June, I'm not overly disappointed....much.


Please see list below of books I read with a link to my review:


The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie


A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie


Cards On The Table by Agatha Christie


Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie


Sabriel by Garth Nix






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text 2015-07-23 12:05
Untouchable by Cindy Skaggs

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Title: Untouchable

Author: Cindy Skaggs

Publisher: Entangled Ignite

Pages: 216

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Format: Kindle 

She’ll do whatever it takes to find her son – Lie. Cheat. Steal. Seduce…

As the former wife of an infamous crime boss, Sofia Capri is untouchable. She exists outside of the law…and outside of the criminal world. When her son is kidnapped, Sofia’s desperate to find him. She’ll do anything. Lie. Cheat.

Steal. Anything but trust. But it’s a strikingly handsome FBI agent who’s her only chance to get her baby back…

Something about Sofia’s fiery beauty must be hitting all of his weak spots, because suddenly Mr. Law And Order Logan Stone finds himself bending the rules. When they’re implicated in the kidnapping, Logan and Sofia discover a horrifying reality – they have less than 72 hours to find the boy and clear their names.

Now the heat is turning up…and time is running out…for everyone.



Unwanted is available for purchase at:









Cindy Skaggs

When they told her a woman could do anything, Cindy thought they meant everything, and decided to give it a go.  Cindy holds an MA in Creative Writing from Regis University, is an MFA student at Pacific Lutheran University, works three jobs, is a single mom to two of the most active kids on the planet, pet owner, and child chauffeur extraordinaire.

She took her first job at age thirteen as a motel maid.  Since then, she has worked in myriad offices, at Spencer’s Gifts, in a summer stock theater, a college library & art gallery, and more odd jobs than she’ll admit.  That was all before running away to join the Air Force where she saw nearly every state in the union and more countries than she can remember.

Following the Air Force, she worked as a travel agent, a retail store manager, and operated two small businesses before the a-ha moment hit.  Books!  Writing!  She now works in a library and teaches writing to college students while working on her novels.

When she’s not writing, she’s trying to prevent the neurotic dog from either chewing the furniture or eating whole sticks of butter (often still in the paper).  She’s beginning to think maybe she can’t do it all.  At least not all at once.

Untouchable, Cindy’s first romantic suspense, releases 7/21/2015 from Entangled Publishing.

For More Information

Visit Cindy at her website


Find Cindy:










Cindy is giving away a $25 Gift Card!


Terms & Conditions:

By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.

One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon

This giveaway begins July 21 and ends on August 19.

Winners will be contacted via email on August 20.

Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!



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Follow the Tour:

July 21

Interviewed at C.A. Milson

July 22

Book featured at 3 Partners in Shopping

July 23

Guest blogging at Crystals Chaotic Confessions

Interviewed at Theresa M. Cole

July 24

Book featured at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews

July 27

Book featured at In Our Spare Time

July 28

Book featured at First Page to the Last

July 29

Book featured at Undercover Book Reviews

July 30

Book featured at Confessions of a Reader

July 31

Book featured at Mikky’s World of Books

August 3

Book featured at Chosen By You Book Club

August 4

Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish

August 5

Book reviewed at Romance for Every World

August 6

Guest blogging at Literal Exposure

August 7

Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

August 10

Book featured at The Literary Nook

August 11

Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom

August 12

Book reviewed at FMR Book Grind

August 13

Interviewed at Review From Here

August 14

Book featured at The Revolving Bookshelf

August 17

Book featured at Lover of Literature

August 18

Interviewed at As the Page Turns

August 19

Book featured at Talking Books Blog


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text 2015-07-22 12:05
Forward Pass, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Making a Comeback & Out of Character



Title: Forward Pass
Author: Desiree Holt
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle/Paperback


Get Ready to Play Rough


Shay Beckham grew up idolizing her brother’s best friend, star quarterback Joe Reilly. There was no one in their Texas town who had the moves to match Joe on or off the field. Years later, he’s still a player who has what it takes to drive any hot-blooded woman wild. But Shay isn’t a kid with a bad case of hero-worship anymore. She’s grown-up and independent, with her feet on the ground and a serious head on her shoulders. If she could just say the same for Joe.


It’s been fifteen years, but Joe Reilly hasn’t forgotten the skinny little kid who used to follow him around like a shadow. What he can’t get over is that the skinny shadow has grown into one hell of an incredible woman. One any man in his right mind would kill to get his hands on. And one who seems to be completely immune to him. He knows he and Shay could have something special together. If he could only convince her he’s about more than just the game.




Forward Press is available for order at 

Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Google Play



Desiree Holt has lived a life of excitement that brings the color to her writing. She was a summer fishing guide, a summer field hand where she was one of only three women working, a member of a beginning ski team that skied in competition (and no, no broken bones!). She spent several years in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client that interested her. She is twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award, a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio, and is published by four different houses. Romance Junkies said of her work: “Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.”



For More Information
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Connect with Desiree on Facebook and Twitter





Title: Waiting for a Girl Like You
Author: Christa Maurice
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle/Paperback



They could make beautiful music together…


Hoping to dodge a scandal that could destroy her personal life and her career, Alex fled grad school for a summer job in tiny Potterville, West Virginia. She didn’t expect the town cupids to orchestrate a “chance” meeting with Marc—a sexy, brooding rock star who appreciates her love of poetry. But Alex doubts he’ll want anything more if he discovers the indiscretion she can’t forgive herself for…


Marc came to Potterville to get some space from his band and clear his head. But before he knows it, he’s intrigued with the waitress at the local diner. Alex is not only smart and beautiful, she’s inspiring his songwriting and taking it to the next level. Soon he’s falling for her—and then she runs away. For the first time, Marc is chasing after a woman—and giving both himself and Alex a chance to heal past hurts and take a chance on the future…




Waiting for a Girl Like You is available for order at 

Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Google Play



Christa Maurice is a serial obsessionist, but she has been obsessed with rock stars since early childhood when her older brother started randomly quizzing her on rock trivia. How many first graders know who the headliners were on the Black and Blue Tour? Christa did. (Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.) In college she harnessed that intellect to spend lecture classes writing about the adventures of Touchstone in the margins of her notebooks. Now, thanks to an iPad, she can do the same thing more effectively during staff meetings and everybody thinks she’s taking notes.


When not listening to music and/or writing, she enjoys traveling, reading and science fiction. She liked to play a personal game of six degrees with television and movies (Amanda Tapping was a regular on Supernatural, before that she starred on Stargate SG-1. Marina Sirtis did a guest appearance on Stargate, but before that she starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation. All so on Star Trek was Colm Meaney. The man who played at her wedding went to school with Colm Meaney.) Yes, she probably should get a life, but at the moment she is living on an oasis in the middle of the desert in a place that is so very like Tatooine that she frequently expects to see banthas and sandpeople coming up over the dunes.


For More Information

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Connect with Christa on Facebook





Title: Making A Comeback
Author: Kristina Matthews
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle/Paperback


With a divorce in the works, Annabelle Jones heads out to Southern California, the land of sun and starting over. She wants to prove to herself and her young daughters that she still has what it takes to turn heads as a swimsuit model—that she doesn’t need a man to take care of her. Until an accident forces her to rely on the hunky, yet mysterious man next door…


Nathan Cooper is trying to revive his own career. Once a top left-handed relief pitcher, he tried to get over a hidden injury with the aid of banned substances. Not only was he caught and suspended, he was traded and missed out on winning the championship. Now he’s a free agent without a contract, and that means life is ready to play ball…




Making A Comeback is available for order at 

Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Google Play



Kristina Mathews doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hand. Or in her head. But it wasn’t until she turned forty that she confessed the reason the laundry never made it out of the dryer was because she was busy writing.


While she resigned from teaching with the arrival of her second son, she’s remained an educator in some form. As a volunteer, parent club member, or para educator, she finds the most satisfaction working with emergent and developing readers, helping foster confidence and a lifelong love of books. She proudly tells her students she writes romance novels that they can read when they’re older.

Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. As a veteran road tripper, amateur renovator, and sports fanatic, she hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors, and someday throw out the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants.

For More Information


Visit Krista Matthews’s website
Connect with Krista on Facebook and Twitter





Title: Out of Character
Author: Diana Miller
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle/Paperback



Stepping out of your comfort zone can be hazardous…


Denver, Colorado, ER doctor Jillian Rodgers has never done an impulsive thing in her life. But all that changes when she meets the man of her dreams on a ski vacation. Within twenty-four hours, they’ve spent a passionate night together and Jillian is convinced she’s halfway in love. After all, she figures the worst that can happen is she’ll go home with a broken heart…


But the man pretending to be an ordinary guy is far from it. In fact, he shouldn’t get anywhere near Jillian. Yet there’s something about her he can’t resist—and she’s perfect for his cover. Besides, he’s sure he isn’t endangering her. Unfortunately, they’re both wrong.


When someone uses their chairlift for target practice, Jillian ends up wounded—and her dream man promptly disappears. Within days, her car explodes. Just when things can’t get any worse, she’s kidnapped at gunpoint. Soon Jillian’s running for her life, and the only man who can save her is the one who deserted her. Or is he just trying to protect her? And can she survive long enough to find out?




Out of Character is available for order at 

Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Google Play



When she was eight, Diana decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single mysterious letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious or suspenseful. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk,a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host for events ranging from Lutheran music to the International BB Gun competition. She spent long hours volunteering in a nineteenth century mansion allegedly full of secrets and a few ghosts. Still no luck.


Diana ultimately decided the only way she was going to inject any mystery or suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it. A five time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award, she’s thrilled to be releasing her Golden Heart winner Dangerous Affairs, a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice.


As a way to avoid avoid housework, Diana mastered gourmet cooking and once roasted an entire turkey for her daughter’s kindergarten class. She now works out while watching the Food Network as motivation. In addition to food, Diana loves music, history, old movies, and traveling with her Norwegian-born husband.

Diana lives in the Twin Cities with her family and a Wheaten terrier puppy. She’s still on the lookout for some real life mystery and suspense.


For More Information

Visit Diana’s website

 Connect with Diana on Facebook and Twitter

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text 2015-07-22 12:05
#FallingBlast (The Negative Ion Series #1) by Ryanne Anthony
She's willing to risk heartbreak to find out...
Publication Date: June 29, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Negative Ion Series, Book One
With friends and siblings like hers, Kimber Forrest felt like all she had were enemies when dealing with her fractured love life…
Kimber wanted to be a lawyer almost as much as she wanted Roland Sampson, her older brother’s best friend. After pining for him for two years, Kimber finally accepts that to Roland, she will always be “his best friend’s kid sister” and nothing more.
During her first year of college, Kimber meets Samantha and her twin, ultimate bad-boy Jaxen Malloy, drummer for Negative Ion. Tatted. Muscled. Beyond gorgeous. Soon Kimber finds herself forgetting Roland and thinking only of Jaxen, much to Samantha’s disappointment. Like Kimber’s brother, Samantha wants Kimber as far away from Jaxen, female enemy number one, as possible since she knew all Jaxen would do is viciously hurt her. Not this time, Kimber insisted. Well-schooled on Jaxen’s reputation, Kimber decides to take what she can get, and ignore all the warnings to stay away from the handsome bad-boy.
Will Jaxen ever think of Kimber as something other than his “annoying” sister’s friend or could he possibly be falling for her, too? Kimber hoped so and, to find out, she was willing to take the risk of Jaxen breaking her heart… and soul.
Let's see, what can I say about myself. Let's see, what can I say about myself... I'm a writer. How's that? Not enough? Um, okay. So hate writing about myself.
I'm a wife, mother and I LOVE words. I love the way they can come together and make a reader laugh, cry, yell, scream and curse like a sailor with itchy... skin. I've held several jobs/careers and ignored the ramblings in my head, begging to be placed in a novel or two.
I got my first non-picture book from my dad. He read any and everything and urged me to do so. Tristan and Isolde will always have a special place in my heart, so much so that I named my daughter 'Isoldah', (same pronunciation).
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text 2015-07-20 12:10
Raw Trust by R.J. Rollins


Title: Raw Trust
Author: R.J. Rollins
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2015
It's always better when you shouldn't be doing it....
I started my senior year of college intending to have fun before being steamrolled by the demands of adult life. Recently single, I was looking for excitement, distraction, nothing serious. Guys do it, why shouldn't girls?
When I meet him, our mutual attraction is undeniable, intense, way more than anything I had expected. He's unlike any other guy I've ever known—confident, cocky, a shameless dirty talker, and he stops at nothing to get what he wants.
When I find out who he really is, I know this shouldn't be happening. He knows it too. But we can't stop. The risk of getting caught fuels our secret forbidden relationship.
When it all starts to unravel, when people find out and our futures are threatened, I wonder: is he everything I was looking for or everything I should avoid?


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