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text 2018-07-14 22:06
Marry Kiss Cliff Round 1

Options were given to me by Jennifer's Books

 

Marry:

 DS William Blore

 

Kiss:

 Philip Lombard

 

Cliff:

 

Dr. Edward Armstrong

 

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text 2018-07-13 20:38
Reading progress update: I've read 8%.
The Kiss Quotient - Helen Hoang

I've heard so many good things about this book that I added it to mount TBR a few weeks ago. Then when I was reading the guardian book review section yesterday and saw it, I decided to start it at the first opportunity. After the epic that was North and South, I can see this being a fast read, which is exactly what I need to balance things out.

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text 2018-07-06 03:09
Reading progress update: I've read 20 out of 20 pages.
Kiss Me Goodbye: Prequel to Asher - Jo Raven

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review 2018-06-26 10:00
Release Day Review! Kiss of Fire (DragonFire #1) Deborah Cooke!
Kiss of Fire - Deborah Cooke

 

 

One kiss can change the course of destiny...

 

When ace accountant Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt's New Age bookstore, she's not looking for adventure. She doesn't believe in fate or the magic of tarot cards, but when she's saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she's losing her mind - or about to lose her heart.

 

Self-reliant loner Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr. When he feels the firestorm that signals his destined mate, he's determined to protect and possess Sara, regardless of the cost. Then Sara's true destiny is revealed and Quinn realizes he must risk everything - even Sara's love - to fulfill their entwined fates.

 

 


OMG! I forgot how much I love this series! It has been awhile since I read it and I just have to tell you that is just so wrong.

 

Now, let me tell you my thoughts on the first book in the Dragonfire series – Kiss of Fire. Sara and Quinn are strong, charismatic characters that are easily connected to and I just fell in love with them from the get go. The romance is sweet and has lots of spectacular chemistry flowing from the pages but the relationship has a few stumbling blocks as Sara doesn’t believe in fate or magic, so what’s a dragon that is facing his firestorm to do? Risk everything to fulfill their entwined fates like that’s the easiest thing in the world to do, right? Having to go through emotional turmoil along with life altering as well as mind altering decisions is certainly not easy so this couple’s happily ever after is quite a bit of interesting and fulfilling hard work.

 

And that’s not all, this book is full of excitement and thrills as anticipation and suspense build throughout the story which kept me on the edge of my seat and hanging on to every last word that this couple said. The fast paced story never has a dull moment and introduces and a whole new and fascinating world of dragons that I find to be exhilarating.

 

Deborah Cooke’s Dragonfire world is well developed, easily pictured and easily gets the imagination flowing as it introduces some wonderfully unique elements and delightful and intriguing characters and did I mention how sexy these dragons are? I loved Kiss of Fire and I can’t wait for the re-release of the second book - Kiss of Fury!

 

 

Kiss of Fire

 

Goodread - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39337380-kiss-of-fire

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/kiss-of-fire-deborah-cooke/book,12215597

 

Author - https://dragonfirenovels.com/dragonfire/kiss-of-fire/

 

 

is the 1st book in the Dragonfire series

(previously released)

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/45034-dragonfire

 

Author - https://deborahcooke.com/dragons/dragonfire/

 

The Dragonfire novels now have their own website at http://dragonfirenovels.com

 

 

which includes


Kiss of Fire #1 (re-release June 26, 2018)
Kiss of Fury #2 (re-release June 26, 2018)
Kiss of Fate #3 (re-release June 26, 2018)
Winter's Kiss #4 (re-release July 10, 2018)
Harmonia's Kiss #4.5
Whisper Kiss #5 (re-release July 24, 2018)
Darkfire Kiss #6 (re-release Aug 14, 2018)
Flashfire #7 (re-release Aug 28, 2018)
Ember's Kiss #8 (re-release Sept 11, 2018)
Kiss of Danger #9
Kiss of Darkness #11
Kiss of Destiny #12
Serpent's Kiss #13
Firestorm Forever #14


Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion (re-release Oct 23, 2018)

 

The story of the Pyr continues with the DragonFate series.
https://dragonfirenovels.com/dragonfate/

 

.5 An Elegy for Melusine
1 Hot Blooded (coming Feb 19, 2019)

 

There is also a spin off series The Dragon Diaries
https://dragonfirenovels.com/dragon-diaries/

 


Kiss of Fire is available in ebook at:

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSBNCCG/?tag=authdebocook-20

iBooks - https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/kiss-of-fire/id1347197449?mt=11&at=11lqeS

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kiss-of-fire-deborah-cooke/1100314717?ean=2940155535126

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/kiss-of-fire-6

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Deborah_Cooke_Kiss_of_Fire?id=zo5MDwAAQBAJ

 

Please see the authors Kiss of Fire page (link above) for print options.

 

 

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.

 

 

Be sure and visit Deborah Cooke at the following locations:

 

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 2018-06-26 01:33
Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston
Kiss Marry Kill: Iron-Clad Security - Sidney Halston

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I ended up really liking this book. I have had a copy of this book for over a year and I have to say that I am a little upset with myself for letting this one get lost in pile. I thought that this was a really well done romantic suspense that kept completely entertained. This was one of those books that was easy to spend hours with at a time. I am so glad that I finally decided to pick up this book.

I tend to love second chance romances so Jax and Megan's story was really appealing to me. This pair had a brief but life changing encounter five years ago. Both of their lives have changed dramatically since their time together and they have not even spoken since the last time they were together. During their years apart, Megan has become a music star and Jax is running a security firm after serving in the military. As soon as Jax hears that Megan might be in trouble, he goes straight to her to offer aid. 

I really liked how this book was laid out. We learn about their history together slowly throughout the book and I really was just as interested in learning how they met as I was seeing them together in the present. It took a bit of time to learn about their initial meeting but it was worth the wait. Let's just say these two started off in a very unforgettable manner. The story set in the present is pretty exciting since Megan is in quite a bit of danger because of a stalker that may be turning violent.

I loved these two together. I think that they were great together in the past as well as in the present. They had so much chemistry with each other and seemed to be able to be what the other needed. There are few times when Jax oversteps his authority and Megan lets him know it right away. There are a few moments that I felt like Jax was acting a bit like an idiot but things end up working out.

The story was pretty exciting. I really did like the mystery of the stalker and was always waiting for the next big thing to happen. There were a few things that really came as complete surprises in this story but one aspect of the overall mystery was pretty easy to figure out. Even though I had a pretty good idea who the culprit might be, I still had a great time watching everything play out.

I thought that Dara Rosenberg did a great job with this book. I think that this is the first time that I have had a chance to listen to Ms. Rosenberg's narration and I was very impressed. She did a great job with all of the characters and was able to bring a lot of emotion to the story. I did find the narration to be a little slow at the normal speed but once I increased the speed to 1.25, I had no issues with the audio. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to this narrator again in the future.

I would recommend this book to others. I found this book to be a perfect blend of excitement, romance, and great characters. I couldn't help but root for Jax and Megan to safely find their way to a happily ever after together. This was the first book by Sidney Halston that I have had the chance to read and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from the library via Hoopla.

Initial Thoughts
I ended up really liking this book. Jax and Megan had a lot of great chemistry and I liked their story from the past just as much as their present. Jax did act like a fool from time to time in the present but Megan was able to deal with him quite nicely. I was able to guess the culprit long before they were revealed but I still had a really great time with the story. This was my first time listening to Dara Rosenberg and I thought she did a fantastic job with the story.

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