Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kiss of Life

Kiss of Life by [Rector, Lisa]

This a short story with mystery and romance. Despite it's diminutive size there's character growth and emotional connection. A bit fun to dive into a gothic ghost tale that's easily read during your lunch hour.

As always, I enjoy Ms. Rector's writing, long or short.


No one seems to notice the young woman wandering the estate, slipping between the onlookers in the crowd. Those who do turn and run. When his eyes meet hers, flaring with recognition, it's enough to send her racing away into the safety of the gardens . . . because nothing feels as it should. And there's not a familiar soul she can turn to for help.

This is a gothic short story romance.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You (Twickenham Time Travel Romance) by [Noelle, Jo]

Jo Noelle writes such lovely stuff.

This Victorian romance is a wonderful counterpart to the rest in the series. I'm loving them all.

Beautiful to watch how Cora and Simon discover they are a perfect pair, though there are secrets to reveal and compassion to be shown. I like their flaws, their strengths, and the way they interact with the characters around them. Scandals, abductions, lots of music (one of my favorite elements in a novel), and magic are used to tell this charming tale.

A wonderful world to escape into. May we all be as lucky as Cora and her friends.

Cora Rey wanted a fresh start in life, but being thrown back in time to 1850 isn’t how she expected to do that. She discovers that Victorian England isn't the pleasant social whirl Jane Austen led her to believe, but when in Rome—or in this case Twickenham . . . She’s determined to have the vacation of a lifetime, especially in the company of a certain duke.

Simon Tuttle never expected to become the duke of Hertfordshire, never wanted it, but now he is, and eligible women seeking a title consider him the next trophy to be taken in the marriage mart. A union of convenience is the most he hopes for due to the shame-filled secret he bears—until he meets Cora. Now, he imagines that a love match could be possible after all. Hiding his secret from society has been easy—hiding it from Cora proves impossible. Can Cora love a man like him despite learning the truth?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Silver Star Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to all who entered the Silver Star Giveaway! 
And the winners are...
Kristen won the book bundle!
Emily won the jewelry bundle!

You can pick up Silver Star here: 

My Vampire

My Vampire by [Rector, Lisa]

I'm not normally a vampire girl, but I am a romance girl. This book is perfect for both!

The way Ms. Rector takes on the vampire challenge and makes them her own, while keeping true to stereotypes is nothing short of amazing. This is not Twilight. It's so much better.

Before long you'll be wishing you were one of Killian's "freshies." He's attractive, strong, and compassionate, the way a hero and vampire should be.

Sasha is not the average storm sprite. I love her balance of strength and innocence.

Set in modern day, there's lots of world building to satisfy the fantasy/paranormal lovers out there and the right mix of love to keep the romantics sighing and swooning.

The perfect read. Please let there be a sequel!

Vampires, creatures of darkness.
Their favorite treats… storm sprites.

The blood of a storm sprite makes an intoxicating elixir for most supernatural beings, including vampires. After Killian, a reclusive vampire, comes across Sasha, a rare storm sprite, and saves her life, they develop an unlikely friendship. Because of his constant cravings for her blood, Killian keeps his distance while protecting Sasha from the supernaturals hungering for her. But as his behaviors change and he draws closer, Sasha’s no longer sure of his motivations. One day his cravings will become too much.

When a woman’s brutal murder spirals a hunt for an amulet that has demonic powers, Sasha and Killian are stuck between the feuding demons and vampires who are determined to possess the amulet’s secrets. Sasha must find the amulet for her protection—before she ends up on the wrong end of a demon’s blade, or worse, has her throat ripped out by the vampire she calls hers.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Match Me if You Can

Match Me if You Can (No Match for Love Book 7) by [Armstrong, Lindzee]

I've read all the books in this series and am as happy with this latest installment as I was with the first and all the books in between. Swoon satisfying.

It's a convoluted tale with lots of twists. Talk about bad boys, girls, and betrayals!

Clean, well-written, and lots of hair standing at attention due to crackling chemistry.

You'll whip through this one to get to the soul satisfying ending.


Football star Wyatt James messed with the wrong quarterback, and now he’s paying the price. After falling for the same girl, Wyatt ends up blamed for a career-ending move that gets him traded from his dream team to the b-list Los Angeles Coyotes. Now he’s starting over in a new state while praying the scandal doesn’t get picked up by the press. With his life in total upheaval, he’s only certain of one thing—he’s never falling in love again.

When Tamera discovers her boyfriend and sister’s secret affair, her heartbreak propels her to reality TV star fame. Now she’s got a big-time Hollywood talent agent, famous quarterback best friend, and a determination to never again let a man derail her life. Without a relationship weighing her down, it’s only a matter of time before her acting career takes off and she can quit selling houses to pay the bills.

When Tamera unexpectedly ends up as Wyatt’s real estate agent, sparks fly—until they find out her best friend and his nemesis are the same guy. As things heat up in the press, vicious lies spread like wildfire and neither is sure what to believe. Can their hearts heal enough from past hurts to trust in a future together?

Fall into this fun and flirty romance today!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fighting Love for the Cowboy

Fighting Love for the Cowboy (A Moose Falls Romance Book 1) by [Meyer, Anne-Marie]

Ms. Meyer's latest installment is a winner.

We have two unlikely-to-fall-in-love-with-each-other MC's who are both full of spitfire and sparks fly. It's a wonder the pages don't burn up as you read them.

There's lots to like about both Sean and Christine. Sean's livelihood and home are on the line. Christine's job could be at an end if she doesn't ace this assignment. What I enjoyed about both of them were their compassionate sides.

Clean, well-written, and full of warmth. Grab and go to Moose Falls for a spell.


Sean Petty is ready to quit all of his odd jobs and finally take over his grandfather's ranch. Despite less than supportive parents, he's decided that becoming a lawyer just isn't for him. He's a rancher—through and through. When he discovers that his grandfather's ranch is getting audited, he'll do just about anything to keep it safe. Even if it means fighting the growing attraction he has for the auditor.

Christine Jordan is moments away from getting fired as an IRS auditor. Her boss told her to either succeed at this field audit or don't bother coming back at all. So when she shows up at Sean Petty's ranch and he's as stubborn as a mule, she knows she can't let his rugged good looks or surprisingly caring manner distract her. 

With a little meddling help from Emma and Austin, they soon discover just how similar they really are. But when facts come to light and Christine's boss interferes, they must decide if the moments they've had can triumph over the truth.

Fighting Love for the Cowboy is a novella based in the fictional town of Moose Falls, Montana. It's a spin-off story from Marrying a Cowboy.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Against the Magic (Twickenham Time Travel Romance)

Against the Magic (Twickenham Time Travel Romance) by [Weaver, Donna K.]

This was a wonderful read! I loved the time travel element that sent modern day people back to 1850. Hilarity ensues.

The couple in question already have a past to work through and now they have to do it in the past amidst all the decorum restrictions and possibility of falling in love with someone from 1850.
The premise is clever, the writing fun, and the romance hits all the right notes.
I have the feeling this is the start of a series as five people traveled back to the past and the story only focused on two of them. In fact, at times, I wondered why the other three were mentioned at all as they hardly appeared in the story.
The characters are well developed, both main and secondary. Lots of fun twists. And the setting is sublime.
Sure wish Aunt Nellie's tonics/elixers were real. They would come in handy. Ah,well.
Love the cover. Part clock, part sunset, all romance.
Another great read by Ms. Weaver.


Reese Hamilton has big plans to help make the world a better place and a new job lined up to help her do it. Before starting work, she heads to England for a Regency immersive experience. She doesn’t expect her best friend to invite her heart-destroying brother to join them, and two years hasn't been long enough for Reese to forget him. Then fae magic rips them back to 1850. It’s a time when women have few rights. It’s also a time when a determined woman could make a difference, with the right man at her side. Reese finds she must make a choice between two men and two times.

Jem Taylor messed up big when he walked away from Reese to pursue his dream job. He hasn’t been able to forget her and jumps at his sister’s invitation. Suddenly hurtled into Victorian England, he has the chance to woo Reese again. But to do it, he’ll have to fight the magic that brought her to that time—and an Earl with the means to keep her there.