Faith in Love (Arden’s Glen Romance, #1)
by C.M. Albert
Publication date: August 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Full of grief and jaded by love, corporate philanthropist Egan MacGuire is given two options by his boss: take a leave of absence or kiss his job goodbye. A road trip with a friend is just the distraction Egan needs to figure out how to get his life back on track.
Celeste St. Angelo left the bright lights and big city for the mountains of North Carolina to open the next phase of her flourishing Angel Therapy business, a healing and wellness center. With the grand opening looming she has no time for distractions, especially love.
When divine timing sparks an unexpected romance, will Egan and Celeste be able to leave their troubled pasts behind and find the courage to have a little faith in love?
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USA Today Best Selling Author C.M. Albert writes heartwarming romances that are both "sexy and flirty, sweet and dirty"! Her writing infuses a healthy blend of humor, inspiration, and romance. She's a sucker for a good villain, but is a die-hard believer in everlasting love. In her spare time, she and her husband wrangle their two kids and enjoy spending time outdoors. When not writing or kid wrangling, C.M. Albert is also a Certified Medical Reiki Master, chocolate chip cookie aficionado, kindness ambassador, and seeker of naps.
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Aligned With Christ by Toni Sorenson
Published by Covenant Communications | 158 pages.
Is there a sure way to know that what you’re doing is what the Savior would have you do? Best-selling author Toni Sorenson’s inspiring series, including Defined by Christ and Refined by Christ, has motivated audiences to assess and strengthen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Now, the author invites you to be aligned with Christ and learn to turn mind, body, and will to the Savior and to claim the peace that comes from the assurance that you’re truly in tune with heaven. For those struggling to strengthen their relationship with Jesus and for all who are striving to withstand mortality’s feelings of unworthiness and hopelessness, this volume provides a simple, scripturally rich roadmap intended to lead you on a joyous journey of self-examination—to assess your own spiritual alignment, to reroute when necessary, and to come to know the love of the Savior—not just when you reach your desired destination, but along every step of the way.
Review by LAWonder10:
This is a very inspirational book written primarily for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, although many other Christians could benefit from reading the pages of inspiration.
Do you feel depressed, discouraged, despondent, etc?
In 'Aligned with Christ', the author brings in many different aspects of the Atonement many of us do not realize. She emphasizes negative feelings about ourselves and others are not from our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Once we repent and try to make improvement in our life, it is Satan who wants us to be down on ourselves, so we cannot accomplish greater things. She offers examples from her life and the life of others, plus, scripture quotes, to support her key points.
Toni Sorenson is a knowledgeable individual, with an indepth understanding of the scriptures and of the divine nature of Christ and his Atonement.
In a world filled with darkness and much sorrow, this is like a beacon to Christians to aid them through their darkest times.
This is a well-written book which uplifts and inspires.
I offer a Four Stars rating
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Hot Pursuit (To Catch a Thief #1) by Kay Marie
Publication date: August 27th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days meets White Collar in this sassy and sweet romantic comedy, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.
All Jolene Carter has ever wanted is a bakery of her own. There's only one problem. Her father, Robert Carter, is a world-renowned art thief and she's, well, sort of his protégé. But he's promised her this next job in New York will be their last, and she won't let anyone get in the way of her dreams...especially not the distractingly delicious FBI agent hot on her tail.
Agent Nate Parker has been on the Robert Carter case for years, and if rumors of the aging criminal's retirement are true, this might be his last chance to nail him. With the legacy of his late father in the back of his mind, the stakes are more personal than anyone realizes. He won't let anything stand in the way of justice...especially not the red-headed vixen who keeps giving him the slip.
He's a cop who'd never bend. She's a con who'll never break. But all's fair in love and larceny...
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Hot Pursuit - Kay Marie
Awesome Story! I loved reading about Nate and Jo and all their friends. It has a great romance mixed with lots of drama and suspense.
The characters are well-developed and I felt their emotions throughout the story. the setting and plot are also developed well. The story flows well from chapter to chapter and is easy to follow.
The cover of the book and title are very fitting for the story.
I highly recommend this story to other adults to read.
I recommend this book to other readers.
I give this story a literary rating of 5/5
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Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publishers Weekly has said, "Davis writes with confidence and poise," while USA Today has recommended her work as "must-read romance."
Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general--you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com
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TAXED BY LOVE (St. Fleur #5) by AJ RENEE
RELEASE: AUGUST 29, 2018
Love was in the air and Gabrielle wasn’t interested. Even if she was willing to risk her heart again, which she wasn’t, any man would have to get past her overbearing brother first.
Andrew was unashamed of his love of women... until he found himself yearning for what his friends had found—love and family. When a gorgeous woman caught his eye at a buddy’s wedding reception, he blindly followed, unable to resist her allure.
Their encounter was meant to be no-strings fun, but months later, Gabrielle couldn’t get him out of her mind. Andrew regretted never getting her name or number, leaving them both with only memories and unanswered desires.
An unexpected reunion brought the couple to St. Fleur, where trouble had been stirring for their friends and family. Can Andrew persuade Gabrielle to take a risk on a playboy? Or will tragedy jeopardize their chance at love?
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Books by AJ Renee
ST. FLEUR SERIES:
No Going Back
Taxed by Love – August 29, 2018
Finding Love at the Falls… (Short Story)
Fractured Fairytales Book One
A Deadly World: Vampires in Paris
About AJ Renee
AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter's Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls.... She's a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while working at the library.
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn't writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.
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Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier by Rory Feek
Sometimes it’s not only what we plant but where we’re planted.
Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future.
When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land . . . and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way.
Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith.
A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, Once Upon a Farm is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way.
As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences.
Although ths can be read as a "stand alone", I feel my review would have been more complete if I had read the first book about his life before and after his second wife's appearance.
Once Upon a Farm, was a heartfelt story of country musician, Rory Feek's, courageous journey through life, after the dreadful loss of his beloved wife.
He reminisces of events past and present, and offers much wisdom he has gained.
I would like to expand on two separate comments he made.
#1 in a reference to "new information" he received from a daughter that devastated him he stated, "I'm not the judge.." ..."It's my job to love her."
I feel many of us could beneficent from this if we applied it to not only loved ones, but to others as well. For Christians, it would be well for us all to remember those are the words Jesus taught..
#2 When discussing his reading (or lack of) he stated he was "a non-fiction guy..." and liked to "read about real people and the lives they lived."
I felt this way for many of my adult years. I read both non-fiction and fiction (almost any book I could get my hands on) as a youth. Then I decided I needed "real knowledge" so pursued only non-fiction.
In my more "mature" years, I have made a new discovery. Fiction can not only stimulate one's imagination, but many authors do hours of research before writing a book. I have learned about the Amish lifestyle and the variations of Amish cultures and the difference between Amish and Mennonites, in a delightful way, through fiction!
I considered my knowledge of history was quite good until I read a few Historical Fiction stories, which brought out little known facts in history. I have realized by having a wider interest in most genres, I have enhanced my reading enjoyment.
Rory Feek, writes in a personable manor which enables the reader' to feel like he/she is being "spoken" to. There are many more valuable and interesting points of consideration he makes throughout his personal "journey".
The book Tile and Cover are very well-chosen.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no request, whatsoever, for a positive review. This is my honest review.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Rory Feek is a country music singer, songwriter, filmmaker and a former United States Marine. In his career, he has written singles for Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, Clay Walker, Tracy Byrd and other artists. In 2004, Feek achieved his first Number One as a songwriter when Blake Shelton topped the country charts with "Some Beach". Feek wrote and produced a film, Josephine, which was set in the American Civil. The film later debuted at the Nashville Film Festival.
In 2002, he married Joey Martin, with whom he started the country, bluegrass and gospel duo Joey + Rory. They have one daughter, Indiana Boon (born February 17, 2014), who was born with Down Syndrome. Feek also has two adult daughters, Heidi and Hopie from a previous marriage. Joey died of metastatic cervical cancer on March 4, 2016.
Rory shares his life with the world through his thislifeilive.com blog that has over 2 million followers. His blog follows the amazing love story of him and his wife, her recent battle and loss to cancer, and inspirational stories of faith and hope.
Book Title: Claire's Dad: How I Earned the Title by Shad Arnold
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 132 pages
Genre: Self-help, Parenting
Publisher: Pinpoint Innovation | Release date: February 1, 2018
Tour dates: Aug 20 to 31, 2018
Like everything worthwhile in this world, the title of “dad” isn’t given—it’s earned.
Society hasn’t done a great job preparing men to raise daughters. That’s a shame, as daughters have a deep, often unacknowledged need for their fathers to take an active role in their growth.
In Claire’s Dad, author and father Shad Arnold offers an engaging look at the difference a father can make in his little girl’s life as she grows into a mature, responsible, and self-assured young woman. Using his own experiences as a touchstone, Arnold explores the principles and standards a father can model for his daughter.
The author is donating a portion of the sales of this book to aid children around the world via the Novitas Foundation.
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Meet the Author:
Shad Arnold is an author, entrepreneur, inventor, strategic consultant, public speaker and humanitarian who has founded three companies and two non-profit charities. He has worked as a volunteer and advocate for children for over 30 years. He currently serves as the International Executive Director of Novitas Foundation, the charitable organization he founded in 2013, volunteering his time to raise funds and directly oversee relief and sustainable development initiatives to benefit children in need around the world.
Visit www.NovitasFoundation.org or www.ShadArnold.com for more information.
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In the sleepy town of Heber, a strange 911 call is made to report an unthinkable crime: someone has murdered a woman . . . and her body has been found in Rhett Ketchum's barn. Rhett, a well-known rodeo cowboy, is placed firmly at the top of the suspect list—the only problem is, he's innocent. As officers search tirelessly for the evidence needed to lock him up, Rhett takes matters into his own hands.
Max and Patches Fisher are the father-daughter duo behind the unconventional PI firm Short Investigations, and they agree to undertake the task of proving Rhett's innocence. Soon the list of suspects begins to grow, and Rhett feels a glimmer of hope—and an undeniable attraction to Patches. But when the officers on the case become targets themselves, it seems they may be the ones in need of protection. As events take a deadly turn, it's up to Max and Patches to uncover the truth before time runs out.
My REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
Short Investigations is a very clever Title to equally "match" a very clever story plot!
Rhett recently returned to his home town after the death of his father, the help his mother run the farm. After a year bodies seem to start to fall all around him. He is used to live bodies doing so...but these are dead!
To keep himself out pf jail, Rhett hires a Private Investigator firm to find the real killer. Short investigations was highly recommended.
Rhett ends up caught in more than one conflict.
This tale will surely capture the reader's interest, when the many laayers of suspects are slowly undone.
Try to figure this one out, correctly1
I feel certain the reader will feel connected to the key people and will feel each one is so very real. The scenes are easily visualized.
This rates Four and a Half Stars!
*This was gifted me with no suggestion for a positive review.
This is my honest review.
Clair M. Poulson was born and raised in Duchesne, Utah. His father was a rancher and farmer, his mother a librarian. Clair has always been an avid reader, having found his love for books as a very young boy.
He has served for forty years in the criminal justice system. Twenty years were spent in law enforcement, ending his police career with eight years as the Duchesne County Sheriff. For the past twenty years Clair has worked as a justice court judge for Duchesne County. Clair is also a veteran of the US Army where he was a military policeman. He has served on various boards and councils during his professional career, including the Justice Court Board of Judges, Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Utah Judicial Council, Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, an FBI advisory board and others.
In addition to his criminal justice work, Clair has farmed and ranched all of his life. He has raised many kinds of animals, but his greatest interest is horses.
Clair has served in many capacities in the LDS church, including fulltime missionary (California Mission) bishop, counselor to bishop, young men president, high councilor, stake mission president, scoutmaster, High Priest group leader, etc. He currently serves as a Sunday School teacher.
Clair is married to Ruth, and together, they have five children, all of whom are married: Alan (Vicena) Poulson, Kelly Ann (Wade) Hatch, Amanda (Ben) Semadeni, Wade (Brooke) Poulson, and Mary (Tyler) Hicken. Between them they have twenty-three children. Clair and Ruth met while both were students at Snow College and were married in the Manti temple.
Clair has always loved telling his children, and later his grandchildren, make-up stories. His vast experience in life and his love of literature has always contributed to both his telling stories to children and his writing of adventure and suspense novels.
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With some humor and a jingle, Mark Slauter's debut book The Diary of a Novice Investor gives readers insight into what it feels like to invest. From Apple to Wells Fargo, Mark's exploration into the investing world is told in plain language wrapped in a bit of snark.
Mark's goal is to express his first-person experience learning about investing, and offer the reader insight into the angst, frustration, elation, and thought-processes he experienced as a novice investor--and continues working through today. The bottom line is, saying "I don't have the money" or "investing is too expensive" are not really viable reasons for not investing. Why don't people invest? Fear? Lack of knowledge?
Investing in the markets can be hard, confusing, and emotional but not because it can't be done. Rather, when you're a novice, you lack market familiarity, understanding, and experience. In fact, I liken the experience to the first time you ride a bike, have sex, or drive a car. Each time you try something new you're taking a risk. Because there are so many variables, fully knowing what you're doing the first time you do anything is nearly impossible. Yet, with more exposure to the new experience, the more understanding you gain. While you may have stopped your bike by skidding your feet on the pavement at first, you eventually learned how to use the brakes. Your experience showed you another, better way. The same thinking applies to investing.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
This is a perfect time for investing, but invest wisely!
The Diary of a Novice Investor is a step by step investing guide for a "novice" to learn with. The author thoroughly addresses each aspect of "the market" and provides the reader with an understanding of the various aspects and how to choose the best investing for each individual's particular circumstance. He also offers ways to organize and tract your money and investments.
This author adds humor and attempts to simplify this vast information as much as possible. The Title is perfect and so is the Cover Image. It is certain to attract the attention of "the Browser".
This is a great book for the individuals who seriously want to learn about doing his/her own investing. It is also a good source for anyone to know the basics of, before hiring an Investor.
I highly recommend it
This rates Five Stars!
This was gifted with no suggestion of a positive review. This is my honest review.
About the Author:In his almost three decades of a professional career, Mark has spent most of that time in public service. As such, he has authored and collaborated on more than 250 technical documents, reports, presentations, and articles. Over the course of his career he has been responsible for managing about $500 million in programs and projects.
Driven by a family situation he has finally completed his first non-fiction book titled "The Diary of a Novice Investor: The Bullet Train to Wealth Left When?" He is currently writing two other books and is a member of the James Rivers Writers.
The book has a 5-star review from Reader's Favorite at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/the-diary-of-a-novice-investor. "This is a book that explores the author's own journey to investment, a book laced with practical advice and insight. Devoid of the kind of jargon a reader would find in books of this nature, this one tells a story and brings the reader face to face with real life situations, allowing them to form their own opinions and make their own judgments."
"Slauter's book is packed with information, and he's clearly a methodical problem-solver with the patience, energy, and skills to do the extensive research needed to develop an investment portfolio." -Kirkus Reviews
He started Lee and Lea Publishing, LLC. for this and other works. Learn more at https://leeandleapublishing.com/.
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Paperback, 194 pages
Expected publication: September 1st 2018 by Intrigue Publishing
When Ashley Lambert, a top student athlete, jumps eighteen stories to her death it’s a clear-cut suicide, but why pushes her parents to hire the PI team of Griff Cole and Britt Callahan. When the investigation veers toward performance enhancing drugs and blackmail, coaches, students, even her parents come into question. But Britt’s getting sidetracked by their new neighbor. Rhea McKenzie has bruises on her arms and is mourning the disappearance of her one-year-old son. Griff tells Britt to stay out of the neighbors’ business and focus on their case. But Britt is sure there’s more than one case at hand. And when she sees Rhea in the shadows at the local day care, she’s knows her neighbor has a secret. When an off-hand comment links the two cases a chain of events begins that will destroy Ashley’s family, and suck Britt into an alliance with Rhea where the decisions she makes could cost her everything.
My REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
I have not read the previous two novels of this series, but it wasn't difficult to get an idea what occurred in the previous one. With that said, I still feel one can do a more thorough review if one knows the foundation of a series and what actually happened in a previous novel.
Rhea and Britt has reached a level in their relationship, they are moving to "the next step". Everything seems to be going in "their favor". However, everything may not be hpow it seems/
In 'Scar Tissue', there are multiple situations which confront Rhea and Britt. Some maybe related..or not!
The author has successfully gone very smoothly between the various situations without confusing the reader or causing a feeling of "disconnect". The characters are created in a way that the reader can feel connected to them. The scenes are very easily visualized , as well.
However, I still have not discovered whee the title originated from. The only incidents I can conclude it is from were so very vague, I don't feel it was a good choice. The "Bowser" would most likely, pass by this cover and never give a second thought to it.
There are great discussion topics within these pages for Book Clubs! If I did not have my religious beliefs, I could arrive at an agreement with a couple of the author's conclusions. They are worthy of debate. "If you were the characters involved in these dilemmas, would you chose to do the same?"
READER BEWARE: There are some non-explicit sexual situations and occasional words of profanity.
I won this. novel.This is my honest review of it.
I offer a Four Stars rating
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Patricia Hale is the author of the stand alone mystery, In the Shadow of Revenge. The first book in her new PI series, The Church of the Holy Child, will be released August 15th. Watch for the giveaway coming soon. Patricia lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two dogs.
Published June 27th 2017 by Nerdy Bird Books
Elise Newton is your classic non-committer. Although this time...this guy, Darren Masterson is giving her a run on her oath to staying single forever. After all, that's how her mother raised her--never let your guard down and get sucked into forever. Before she has to decide what to do, she gets called home to take care of her mom, fresh out of foot surgery. While in Kentucky, she runs into Ben, her first love--the one who almost lassoed her with a ring and an 'I do' twelve years ago.
Follow Elise's journey to understanding why she can't commit, and you'll discover the one she can't live without.
The Kentucky Cure - Juleann Dove
I absolutely loved this book. It doesn't happen very often having two great guys who adore and want to marry you. What a tough decision for Elise. Not only that, but to have such difficult to live with beliefs put upon you by a parent, is just not right. I know of friends who have lived with those kinds of things. Juleann portrays these terrible things so well.
The characters are well-developed and so believable. I was able to feel so many emotions from them. I could truly picture myself there.
There was sexual explicitness in the book.
I would highly recommend this book to other readers. It is a very good story.
I give this book a literary rating of 5/5
written by vickie
Julieann lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and six fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently.
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Dark Opius (Watchtower #11) by Dariel Raye & Muffy Wilson
Publication date: July 31st 2018 | Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
One passionate decision can be hell for an archangel.
Gabriel’s mission from God was simple. At least that’s what he thought, until Helen Warner, his charge, loses her husband in the cataclysmic disaster perpetuated by Asmodeus, the ruthless demon of lust. Unable to stand by and watch while Helen plummets, Gabriel plunges to earth with no regard for the consequences.
Problem? Intervening without God’s permission sets him on a dangerous course rife with deadly distractions and pitfalls, including the mesmerizing affection of a witch—Narsaé. Pitted against Asmodeus and his army of demons, unexpected human emotions threaten his most basic beliefs. Gabriel must protect those he has come to love, while controlling the foreign emotions that torment him.
Can Gabriel save their home, all the besieged residents, and Watchtower 11, sending Asmodeus and his army of demons to a fiery Hell? Will he risk Heaven, immortality, and his very soul for the love of Narsaé?
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He worked silently, allowing his mind to wander. In addition to his growing feelings for Narsaé, the body count continued to grow in their region, aptly known as Nale Bá, loosely translated to mean ‘come tomorrow.’ A fitting title as Gabriel prayed every day for the swift arrival of deliverance—tomorrow.
Years passed, and the body they’d found on their way home from the park was just the first of many. Over time they learned the half-human creatures were exactly what Gabriel had suspected. Throughout time, werewolves had always kept their distance. They were not particularly fond of humans despite their common lineage—they were half-human as well. Recently, they’d started feeding on the human population due to the scarcity of other meat sources. Werewolves were huge in stature, yet they barely left traces of their arrival or departure. They also left very little waste, consuming meat, blood, and most of the bones of their victims. Gabriel knew the name of the pack alpha, Lucan Shadow, but had never met him. There had never been a reason to, but he was fairly sure the day would come when their meeting would be inevitable.
Gabriel felt her nearness before she spoke. He always felt her presence, just as he felt her absence.
“Can I help?” Narsaé walked into Gabriel’s work room and sat on the floor across from him, crossing her legs akimbo.
Narsaé had stayed inside the center more since learning of the new threat, and that meant she had been even closer to him. Unlike demons, the werewolves were not evil, and it was unlikely that they were working with Asmodeus. This fact made them immune to wards set by the local witches and warlocks to guard against evil. In addition, their ravenous need for meat made them bold and vicious. This space, his work area, had become a respite when he needed space to think things through, and this was one of those times.
Just as he started to tell her no and send her away, he noticed the look of sadness in her beautiful eyes. Ignoring the voice of caution, he handed her three horns and one of his welding tools. He used the work area to craft musical instruments for the residents and others who lived in their sector. He had been making instruments his entire life, but now that he’d reached his late teens in this human form, the sense of peace the methodical endeavor brought was insurmountable. “Here. You can bend these for me.”
Narsaé glanced at him, but said nothing as she accepted the task.
They worked in silence for some time before she finally spoke. He remembered the last time—the only time—they kissed. The feel of her soft lips on his was a constant reminder of his weakness. He couldn’t free himself of her haunting scent, her taste on his mouth, her hair woven through the grip of his hand, and the alluring dip in her back at the small where he held her tight. He remembered lifting her to his side, the tips of his fingers finding the rise of the young flesh her small breasts presented just under her armpit, and she locking her legs around his midriff, sliding around to his back as they had done a hundred times on their way home. But, that time, the swing of her weight to his back was different, and now, he found it hard to look at her at all without wanting more.
He was keenly aware she was growing, and as they grew together, their relationship blossomed into something he had never expected and could not completely comprehend.
Dariel Raye is an animal lover, animal rights activist, musician, and award-winning author of powerful paranormal romance and dark urban fantasy with IR/MC (Interracial/Multi-cultural) alpha male heroes to die for, and strong heroines with hearts worth winning. She is a mezzo-soprano who fell in love with books and started reciting stories at the age of 3. She also plays over 11 musical instruments.
Her stories tell of shifters, vamps, angels, demons, and fey (the Vodouin variety). Dariel is currently writing two series: "Dark Sentinels" (wolf shifters), and "Orlosian Warriors" (Vampire-like Nephilim).
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Muffy, a USA Today, International and Amazon Bestselling Award Winning Author, likened in style to one of the Bronte sisters and Anne Rice, is an author of provocative romance about love, sex, hope and passion. An American author of the popular Shadow Seduction Series (a paranormal love story) and the Ribbons of Moonlight Series (a contemporary romance), she has penned several dozen other books and anthology collections.
Muffy was born in Texas to traditional parents. With two older brothers, she was the youngest, the family "princess," indulged and pampered. Her father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required the family to travel extensively. Muffy spent her formative years in Europe and 'came of age' in France which forged her joie de vivre and love for books and writing. Married and living in the tropical paradise of SW Florida along the Gulf Coast, Muffy writes and enjoys life in the sun with her husband and wee Havanese pups, Buddy and CoCo.
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The Lawman's Secret Vow By Tara Randell
Contemporary Romance | Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
August 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
To have and to hold--
until the case is solved?
When an undercover assignment pairs laid-back Florida detective Dante Matthews with by-the-book cop Eloise Archer, he knows it won’t be easy. And not just because they’re competing for the same promotion. Now they’re living together under the same roof, and it’s getting harder to ignore his deepening feelings for his “wife.” Can he convince Eloise to partner up—for life?
The Lawman's Secret Vow - Tara Randel
This is a great story of romance, suspense and more. I brought about a great number of emotions.
I love the characters. They are well-developed with lots of great personality. I like the way the relationships were formed.
The story flows well from chapter to chapter and is easy to follow.
The title and cover of the book are the perfect match for the story.
I highly recommend this book to other readers.
I give this story a literary rating of 5/5
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MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
Dante & Eloise were both outstanding detectives. Dante was an undercover detective and Eloise was efficient, thoroughly organized and a serious detective. Although she admired his skills and thoroughness, but detested his carelessness, "pushing the line" to the brink, and his disorganized desk and habits.
Dante admired everything about Eloise. She just needed to "loosen up" a little.
They both had an opportunity for the same promotion. Before the Sargent made his decision, they were both assigned an undercover assignment to work together on. Would they survive their differences while living in the same house?
Te Lawman's Secret Vow is a delightfully, although somewhat predictable, story. It is well-written, captivating mystery/romance novel.
The Characters were very "true to life" and felt real. The scenes were depicted well so the reader could easily visualized. The Cover and Title were "fitting".
The tale sustained the reader's interest until the very last page.
*I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This was a gift sent to me with no expectations for a positive review. This is my honest review.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.
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An artist hiding from an escaped killer uncovers one of World War II’s most dangerous secrets—a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep hidden.
After the murder of her twin sister, Murphy Anderson changed her name and appearance and moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to avoid the press and publicity. But when local authorities discover she’s an artist and request her help in drawing a dying man’s memories, she unintentionally ends up in the limelight again—and back in the killer’s crosshairs.
The deathbed confessions of an Alaskan hunter have Murphy drawing the five bodies he discovered on remote Ruuwaq Island ten years ago. But what investigators find has them mystified. Evidence suggests that the bodies were deliberately destroyed, and what they uncover in an abandoned Quonset hut from World War II only brings more questions.
As one by one the investigators who were at the hut die, Murphy knows there is something much darker at stake. What happened on this island during the war? And who is willing to kill to keep its secrets buried?
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
Murphy's twin sister, Dallas Carrie Parks, is missing!
A serial killer, Clinton Hunter, was her last boyfriend. Is it possible Dallas could still be alive? Murphy would never give up searching until she knew for sure!
Disguised, she went to Kodiak, Alaska, the last known place her sister lived. She desperately needed to search for clues of what actually happened.
Murphy's face was disfigured with a long line from her forehead, over her eye, and down one cheek as a result of calling the police on Hunter before she escaped....a call resulting in his incarnation.
The police in Kodiak, were short-handed and needed a forensic artist to do a composite sketch. Murphy was an artist, so let them believe she worked for another police force.
Murphy finds herself in danger from several sources. Is there anyone she can trust?
The nightmares are increasing. Could any of the nightmares be real?
Her talents are needed by various individuals, but people all around her are ending up dead!
This tale will keep the reader "on the edge of his.her seat" until the very end of the story!There are many unexpected "twists".
The ending was complete, yet felt a little weak after such a dramatic "build up".Also, while M Murphy was "reflecting", it was slightly confusing but in the end, the "reflections" all "came together".
The story plot idea was very clever.
*This was gifted me with no expectations of a positive review. This is my honest review.
“I love Carrie Stuart Parks’s skill in writing characters with hysterical humor, unwitting courage and page-turning mystery. I hope my readers won’t abandon me completely when they learn about her!”
—Terri Blackstock, USA TODAY bestselling author of If I Run, If I’m Found, and If I Live
Children of the Fifth Sun: Echelon by Gareth Worthington
Published by: Vesuvian Books | Publication date: August 14th 2018
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
***SEQUEL TO THE AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN***
SHE THOUGHT THERE WAS NOTHING STRONGER THAN A MOTHER’S BOND.
SHE WAS WRONG.
Fifteen thousand years ago, the knowledge bringers—an amphibious, non-humanoid species known as the Huahuqui—came after a great global flood, gifting humans with math, science and civility. We killed them all.
Seventy years ago, we found one of their corpses preserved in ice and eventually created a clone, named K’in. Our governments squabbled over the creature and we killed that, too.
Now, a sinkhole in Siberia has opened revealing new secrets and humans may once again have a chance to prove we deserve the gifts the Huahuqui bestowed.
Freya Nilsson has spent the last five years trying to forget her role in the Huahuqui cloning program. Instead, she hid her son, KJ, from the regimes and agencies who she believed would exploit him for the powers he acquired through his father’s bond with K’in.
An innocent trip to help KJ understand his abilities results in the global conspiracy she fought to bury exploding back to life. Chased by new foes, and hounded to put the needs of the world first, all Freya can think of is protecting KJ—at all costs.
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Location: Somewhere on the Southern Indian Ocean
No one saw the attack coming.
The first blast tore a hole in the hull at 1:37 in the morning. By 2:15 the aft portion of the supply vessel, Marion Dufresne II, was pointing to the starless sky, while its nose was dipped below the frigid black ocean. A cutting wind battered the exposed keel and the remaining crew who managed to hold on to the outer railings.
Freya Nilsson clung to the thick frame of the eighteen-ton oceanographic crane, though it too was already slipping beneath the waves. She cried out, but her voice was drowned by the howling Antarctic maelstrom and the ship’s three, huge, Wärtsilä diesel engines, now churning nothing but air. Freya shivered uncontrollably, her hair and clothes frozen to her skin. “KJ!” she cried out, again.
Her son didn’t answer.
Freya sobbed, tears freezing halfway down her cheeks. “KJ, where are you?”
A flash of lightning illuminated the angry ocean and a thick layer of clouds covering the heavens, but the attacking vessel was nowhere in sight. A deafening clap of thunder filled the air followed by a wave of needle-like raindrops that shattered across her face. The vessel reared up and the engines roared. A muffled explosion beneath the water cleaved the ship in two and the nose began to sink.
Have to jump, Freya thought. Can’t let them take KJ! She pushed off the crane and dropped into the icy ocean below.
Despite already being frozen, the shock of the glacial water stole the breath from her lungs. Before she could swim to the surface, Freya was sucked under. Tumbling down, down, down, she struggled to find her bearing. Her lungs burned, poisoned with carbon-dioxide. Instinctively, she kicked and fought and pulled until somehow, as if pushed upward, she eventually broke the surface.
Freya took a massive gulp of life-giving salty air, only to be pulled beneath again as a piece of the ship crashed into the ocean beside her. The falling debris dragged her farther and farther into the deep. She jerked and thrashed, but it only served to steal the energy from her stiffened limbs.
Blackness enveloped Freya’s mind, the cold claiming her will to fight. Yet, even as death stalked her, she couldn’t let go. KJ needed her. She couldn’t die. Refused to die. Freya summoned her last drop of power and kicked. Once. Twice. Three times. And then, she could breathe again. The wind whipped her jet-black hair about her face, and the rain stung her eyes. But she was alive.
The silhouette of the supply vessel bobbed in the distance, ass up, before gurgling down into its watery grave. Gone. Still the attackers were invisible. With only the lasting image of where the Marion Dufresne II had just sunk as a destination, Freya paddled forward. Fighting against the chop of the ocean, she inched along. The spray blinded her and the salt burned, but she had to find him.
“KJ where are you?” she called. “Answer me, baby. Please.”
Only the squall howled back.
Her legs tightened and Freya plunged below the surface again, choking on yet another mouthful of seawater before once again scrambling upward—to a light. A bright circle of light rippling on the surface.
A strong hand clasped her under the armpit and pulled. Freya was lifted from the water, her hip smacking into the hull of the lifeboat. She fell backward into the bow, panting and coughing. “KJ … have to find KJ.”
“Cover her. Someone cover her,” a familiar voice said from above.
“I got it. Are there any more?” a woman asked. “We’ve got to get the hell out of here.”
“I don’t think so. I only saw her,” the first voice answered.
Freya lay in the boat, covered in a thermal blanket, her eyes screwed shut. “I’m sorry, Kelly,” she whispered. “Our son. I’m sorry …”
Gareth holds a degree in marine biology, a PhD in Endocrinology, and currently educates the World's doctors on new cancer therapies for the pharmaceutical industry. He has hand-tagged sharks in California; and trained in various martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, and MMA at the EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore and Phoenix KampfSport Switzerland.
As an author, he is represented by Renee C. Fountain and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo-Helin-Fountain Literary Management. His debut novel, Children of the Fifth Sun, won the Sci Fi category at the London Book Festival 2017 and has been optioned by Vesuvian Entertainment for TV/Film. His second novel, It Takes Death to Reach a Star co-authored with Stu Jones, will be published by Vesuvian Books in 2018 and has optioned by Vesuvian Entertainment for TV/Film. Book two in both series is forthcoming.
Born in Plymouth UK, he currently reside outside of Zurich, Switzerland.
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Published August 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications
Anna the Prophetess is the dramatic chronicle of the only woman to be called prophetess in the scriptures. When Anna’s great-niece Julia is exiled to Jerusalem as punishment for her refusal to marry a man old enough to be her father, Anna shares the story of her early days of courtship with her husband. Although Julia’s parents admonished her to observe firsthand how lonely Anna’s life is, Julia instead discovers that her great-aunt’s life is far from lonely—it is full of love, peace, and incredible faith.
As Anna shares her unwavering testimony of the coming Messiah with her great-niece, these two faithful women are changed forever as they seek the Lord’s will in their lives and joyfully witness the long-awaited miracles of Christ’s birth.
My REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
H.B. Moore has, once again. captured little known details of scripture in creating this appealing, contemplative story of Anna the Prophetess, and how it, feasibly, could have occurred.
This author searches out the historical situation of that era, then convincingly implements them into her writing. Additionally, with her outstanding understanding of biblical scripture, she introduces aspects the casual reader of scripture would, likely, miss. Thus, her writing of the events of that time, are realistic and helps modern-day individuals understand the circumstances around the events, more clearly.
The individuals are "brought to life" by the author, so the reader can feel "connected" to each one.
The time of Anna's existence was a much slower pace, so the reader may feel impatient, at times, wanting to get at the "crux" of the well-known story. However, by doing so, the author would not be able to create the feeling of that time. Therefore, the profound effect of this miraculous event would be lessened. I do feel the author could have "built up" to the main event more strongly, though.
Actual knowledge of this very blessed woman is extremely limited. To be a female "witness" in the "temple" of the Messiah's birth, had to be a unique experience to be so "favored" of God. It is one of the very rare times a woman in a temple is mentioned. It is, also, a rarity for "prophetesses" to be mentioned.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
^This book was gifted me with no expectations of a positive review. This is my honest review.
About H. B. MooreHeather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.
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