Touched by death

Review coming October 27th –

Touched by Death

T.L. Martin

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: September 1 2017

ISBN: 9780998395326

Number of pages: 362

Word Count: 105k

Cover Artist: The Killion Group, Inc

Book Description:

What if Death was more tempting than you had ever imagined?

With Grams’s recent passing and a boyfriend who cares more about his next drink than her, Lou Adaire only wants to run. To start over somewhere new — maybe in a town where her family has history.

But when a storm sends Lou’s truck plunging into Tuttle Creek Lake, she discovers exactly what it’s like to fight for your life. To gasp for air only to have your lungs fill with icy water. To die.

What comes next changes everything.

Dark eyes. Consuming presence.

Death. As vague as a dream yet as intense as the lightning flashing above her still heart.

Everything about him calls out to her, tugging at her with the warm vibration of his pull. He’s supposed to take her; they both know it. She wants him to.

When she wakes in the hospital in a new town, she can’t forget what she saw… That impossible sensation of him breathing life back into her, a strong beat playing in her chest and a flutter running down her spine.

Trying to move on with her life in a foreign place is hard enough, but when he comes back for more — his burning touch against her skin, his consuming presence weaving in and out of her life, and his own scars running far deeper than hers — Lou begins to realize there’s more to Death, and to the sleepy Kansas town, than she ever expected to find.

Lou lived. But what if she’s not the only one in need of saving?

*Note to readers: This book contains some profanity, sex, and some scenes featuring child abuse.

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Excerpt:

My sweater chafes my shoulder blade, and I wince as it irritates the raw, tender skin. I hadn’t thought much about the injury since leaving the hospital, having had other things to focus on—or focus on avoiding—but now the memory resurfaces in my mind: rain smacking against the windshield, trees and darkness spinning around me, the booming crack of my window breaking, and shards of glass flying at me.

I pull my sweater off. Eyes closed, I reach an arm across my chest and over my shoulder, tracing the tips of my fingers along the thick, three-inch cut that hasn’t quite scarred yet. It’s smooth beneath the stitches. Too smooth, and it feels foreign; a piece of my body I don’t recognize. I’ve always thought scars were meant to represent strength; all this one does is remind me that I shouldn’t be alive right now.

That I’m lost.

Drifting.

My eyelids flutter open, and my breath catches at the sudden touch of strong, warm fingers moving over my own. A slow, gentle stroke glides over the wound, but it’s not from me. It can’t be. My hand is stuck, frozen in place over my shoulder blade as though not daring to move. The mirror before me proves I’m alone in the bathroom, and yet, I feel it again, the same presence I felt several nights ago. Heat radiates behind my body as though someone is standing right there.

Another stroke caresses the wound, and it’s even lighter this time, like a feather brushing over me. The feeling of skin against skin is as real as anything. I can almost hear my heartbeat pounding within my chest. The fingers move past my wound, never breaking contact with my skin, and slowly trail upward, toward my neck. Though the texture feels strong and almost rough, the touch itself is impossibly gentle, treating me like something fragile.

No matter how loud my mind screams to fight it, my muscles are relaxing like jelly under the heavy sensation. My uplifted arm drops helplessly to my side. The warm touch strokes the side of my neck, wandering up further still until it’s almost in my hair. It’s light enough to send a shiver to my toes, and my eyelids start to close on their own, my head rolling slightly forward.

The presence behind me inches closer, and I hear breaths again. Just like the other night, they’re deep and controlled, right by my ear.

I have no idea what’s happening to me. Half of me is struck with a pang of fear, unease over the impossible experience. Yet the other half can’t help but be soothed by the calming tingles running through the length of me. There’s a trust I can’t explain, like a gentle, unspoken lullaby, and I know I’m safe. The heat, the masculine touch, the warm breaths soft as a whisper that rise and fall at the nape of my neck. I don’t want to think at all right now. I just want to feel.

The caress slides back down the right side of my neck, almost skimming along my collarbone, when it stops. Draws back. I hear a hitch in the breathing, a tremble for a fleeting moment, the smallest hint of the effort it takes to pull back. Then the touch returns, but only to my scar, traveling down the length of it with incredible slowness, taking its time. As though savoring every moment of contact with me, in a way I’ve never experienced. A sigh pours from my lips, and when my head falls back, it’s caught by the solid warmth behind me. It’s real enough that I could swear I’m pressed up against the presence right now, a presence that sure as hell feels like a man—tall, strong, sturdy. The feeling is so vivid I find myself thinking in terms of him instead of it.

A shake breaks his steady breathing again, another warm tremble in my ear, and I feel the tightness of his body rise and fall with each breath.

I’m letting myself go, relaxing every part of me until the only thing keeping me upright is his body, and as I do, the hard curves of muscle tense against my back.

Something in the air changes, and the presence behind me wavers. It’s completely solid one moment, and in the next it’s fluid, as though nothing more than a strong breeze props me up. Soon it’s not even a breeze, just a puff of air, and I’m grabbing the edge of the counter with both hands to keep from tumbling backward.

My legs wobble, struggling to support the rest of me. When I catch sight of my reflection now, my face is flushed. I let out a loud exhale when I remember how to breathe and command myself to get a grip. I’m still feeling like a sloshy puddle when I slip my sweater back on over my head and drag myself to the front door of my room, unlocking it and yanking it open.

I need fresh air like a drug right now, and I can’t stumble down the stairs fast enough. I hear Claire’s bubbly greeting when I fly past the front desk, but I don’t stop until I’m standing on the sidewalk, bending forward with my hands on my knees and soaking up the crisp winter breeze.

What the hell is happening? This can’t just be in my head. I know I’ve been a little off since Grams’s passing, but there’s no way I’d be able to dream up something so freaking real.

It was here. He was here.

Whoever he is.

About the Author:

Author of romance and paranormal, T.L. Martin is also a wife, mother of 3, homebody, animal lover, and hug enthusiast. She resides with her family in Southern California.

T.L.’s novels tend to involve the things she enjoys most as a reader: relatable and flawed protagonists, unexpected twists, slow burn romances, and a lively cast of secondary characters. (Being that she writes both young adult and new adult titles, please check individual book descriptions for any content warnings.)

T.L. is presently branching out into new adult contemporary romance!

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Touched by Death

T.L. Martin

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: September 1 2017

ISBN: 9780998395326

Number of pages: 362

Word Count: 105k

Cover Artist: The Killion Group, Inc

Book Description:

What if Death was more tempting than you had ever imagined?

With Grams’s recent passing and a boyfriend who cares more about his next drink than her, Lou Adaire only wants to run. To start over somewhere new — maybe in a town where her family has history.

But when a storm sends Lou’s truck plunging into Tuttle Creek Lake, she discovers exactly what it’s like to fight for your life. To gasp for air only to have your lungs fill with icy water. To die.

What comes next changes everything.

Dark eyes. Consuming presence.

Death. As vague as a dream yet as intense as the lightning flashing above her still heart.

Everything about him calls out to her, tugging at her with the warm vibration of his pull. He’s supposed to take her; they both know it. She wants him to.

When she wakes in the hospital in a new town, she can’t forget what she saw… That impossible sensation of him breathing life back into her, a strong beat playing in her chest and a flutter running down her spine.

Trying to move on with her life in a foreign place is hard enough, but when he comes back for more — his burning touch against her skin, his consuming presence weaving in and out of her life, and his own scars running far deeper than hers — Lou begins to realize there’s more to Death, and to the sleepy Kansas town, than she ever expected to find.

Lou lived. But what if she’s not the only one in need of saving?

*Note to readers: This book contains some profanity, sex, and some scenes featuring child abuse.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35505463-touched-by-death

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Touched-Death-T-L-Martin/dp/0998395323/

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Even though BDSM was seen in the book (if I had know I probably wouldn't have volunteered to read it!) it just added to the characters and their relationship. Some of it wasn't for me, such as the club scene; purely because I am not a BDSM fan.

However the writer (Anna Delmar) managed to capture the characters and their feelings precisely. It also helped that she wrote about just a badass powerful, strong headed woman. She was honestly one of my favourite fictional characters to date, along with some of Sarah J Mass characters. As an IT student and lover I was so drawn to Nina for the talent hacker she was, I even began to wish we could be friends.

Loved the fact that the book had an HEA, for a while Anna really had me going.
Great read and would recommend to everyone.

My rating 4/5

Love across the universe

This Mixture of short stories full of cute aliens, aliens planets and Love has everything you could possibly want. 12 short stories from different authors keep you captured in far away lands, with different romances for everyone’s desires and preferences.

A great light read that you can carry around with you on your phone. The build up to the best parts are lovely and a breath of fresh air. You’re not immediately transported into the bedroom with no idea of the characters and their back ground, the sometimes fast build up also includes a bit of character development, just enough so we can relate or even desire the characters and their situation. Some where very predictable but that only added to the charm.

A well put together novel, with all different writers and writing styles. The book had a great flow to it.

My rating 3/5

Guardian unforgiven

Hey guys,

I was given the guardian unforgiven by bewitching book tours to review. For any of you who have seen my other posts, you’ll know that I genuinely love the books I get to review from them. However that is not the case for this book.

First I would like to say that I did like some aspects of the book, such as the descriptive language that Nollen Bradley uses through this novel. I also liked the idea of music reflecting emotions.

However I felt the book was all over the place. I couldn’t connect with the book, I just didn’t enjoy reading it or force myself to read it.

At first I put it down to the format it was sent in (the words and sentences had massive inconsistent gaps between them. It made it extremely hard to read), this issue was solved but after trying to re-read…I just wasn’t feeling it.

I will admit I jumped chapter too, just to see if things would change. There was defiantly a lot of death, betrayal and weird/ dysfunctional relationships. To be honest the characters themselves didn’t seem very developed. I did get to a chapter where it mentioned about ‘raising the dead at command’, (this sentence had more in writing but I can’t remember it) it just felt a bit ghost rider.

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My rating 1/5

Love Across the Universe


Review coming August 29th

Love Across the Universe
 
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
 
Publisher: Stars and Stone Books
 
Date of Publication: August 1 2017
 
ISBN-10: 0-9977081-8-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-9977081-8-9
ASIN: B071JSHCGC
 
12 Stories of Science Fiction Romance Set on Intergalactic Shore 

#spacebeachlove
 
Summer love is summer love, no matter the planet. Climb aboard your spacecraft or time machine and travel across time and space with these thirteen tales of love on beaches in the future and among the stars.
 
Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass, Cara McKinnon, Rhonda Jackson Joseph, A.E. Hayes, Sheri Queen, M.T. DeSantis, L.J. Longo, K.W. Taylor, Mary Rogers, Elsa M. Carruthers, Emmerite Sundberg, Serena Jayne, and Oriana Maret.
 
Amazon      Goodreads      Stars and Stones
 

Red Sand
Sheri Queen
 
Book Description:
 
If she can only save one thing, which will it be—the red beaches of Mars or a love she can’t imagine living without?
 
Bria has just been fired from her job as an ecologist at Trans Life Corp, the global leader in virtual reality living, and she’s devastated that her life’s work has ended with nothing more than a pink chip severance package. She’s been deemed obsolete in a world where every aspect of life has been automated, and even relationships are carried out in virtual environments. Then Bria’s sister, Samira, enters her in a singles sweepstakes to an exclusive Mars resort to force Bria to have a little fun for once, and Bria is one of the lucky winners.
 
Thayne is the owner of the exclusive Mars resort and has set his sights on expanding to a remote area on the other side of the planet. He is looking for the right person to lead his new venture when he comes across Bria. She’s exactly what he needs. His success is driven by his gift for acquiring rare talent, and he always gets what he wants—until now.
 
Bria refuses Thayne’s job offer. She’s not interested in helping destroy another ecosystem for corporate greed, and she’s definitely not interested in any kind of romantic entanglement—virtual or real. Yet despite her better judgment, she’s drawn to his zest for life and his creative nature. But finding a way to keep their clashing values from destroying their chance at love proves harder than Bria could have thought possible.
 
 
About the Author:
 
Sheri Queen received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She grew up in the Hudson Valley region of New York—an area she loves to depict as a backdrop for her stories—and enjoys traveling to new places where she is constantly discovering inspirations for her writing. She especially loves visiting old graveyards.
 
Website: https://sheriqueen.com/
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SheriQueenAuthor/
 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SWQueenFlemming
 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15964216.Sheri_Queen
 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sheri-Queen/e/B01MEDJ1UP/
 
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SheriQueenMFA/
 
Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SheriFlemming
 
A Dream to Build a Kiss On
Traci Douglass
 
Book Description:
 
A Dreamworld Short Novella
 
Can passion bloom between a bookish botanist and an analytical android?
Adam has served as a devoted assistant since the day he was created twenty-six years ago. His ordered world centers on logic and logistics, until a strong solar flare causes a glitch in his synthe-soul circuits and his normal routines are thrown into chaos. In a flash, his universe is filled with wild, dark desires that until now Adam has only imagined.
 
Jillian Lewis has spent her entire career in search of the rare, elusive Shadow Moondrop Orchid. She’s forsaken any semblance of a normal life in pursuit of her goal and now has the ultimate prize within her reach. By securing a coveted invitation to the fabled Dreamworld Resort, she has just three days in which to locate and record her once-a-century flower before it disappears again.
 
With the clock ticking, will they surrender to the unpredictability of love or will their chance at forever disappear like stardust on the summer wind?
 
About the Author:
 
Traci is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. Her stories feature sizzling heroes full of dark humor, quick wits and major attitudes and heroines who are smart, tenacious, and always give as good as they get. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and she loves animals, chocolate, coffee, hot British actors, and sarcasm—not necessarily in that order.
 
Website: http://www.tracidouglass.net
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TraciDouglassAuthor/
 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Traci_Douglass
 
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tracisdouglass/
 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracidouglassauthor/
 
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108287173566738444196/posts
 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6767293.Traci_Douglass
 
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/traci-douglass
 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Traci-Douglass/e/B00AX4X9DS/
 
Newsletter Sign-Up: http://tracidouglass.net/author-newsletter/
 
Fluid
Emmerite Sundberg
 
Book Description:
 
Iyonne has despaired of ever finding the right woman for her. But when she crash-lands on a seemingly uninhabited planet, she finds her. Sissiasandra has been alone for so long, the last of her kind. She believes that she will never again know love. Until Iyonne walks onto her beach. The two fall in love instantly, but there is one big hurdle to their happy ending. Iyonne cannot live in the ocean, and Sissiasandra cannot leave the sea to walk on land. Will they overcome their separation or are they doomed to live alone forever?
 
 
About the Author:
 
Sundberg is the friend of dragons and mother of chinchillas. She spends her time pairing people with good books. She lives in Pennsylvania with her two bunnies and five chinchillas.
 
www.writerchilla.com
 
Twitter: @writerchilla
 
https://www.facebook.com/writerchilla
 
You Only Love Once
Serena Jayne
 
Book Description:
 
Carpe diem the hell out of love.
 
In the year 2222, venturing outdoors is dangerous. Exposure to the searing ultraviolet rays of the sun could turn anyone into a crispy critter. The ocean is a toxic stew of chemicals and home to a horror show of mutant monsters. When a three-eyed creature skulks out of the sea to nibble on Leo, his beautiful neighbor comes to the rescue.
 
Since the tragic accident that resulted in Ivy’s cybernetic limb, she’s embraced the mantra “you only live once,” but her dangerous plans might be more a death wish than a desire to carpe diem the hell out of life.
 
Can Leo convince Ivy that nothing makes a person feel more alive than taking a chance on love?
 
About the Author:
 
Serena Jayne loves experimenting with different genres and mythologies. Anti-heroes and quirky characters are her favorites to write. While her first love is paranormal fiction, the mundane world provides plenty of plot bunnies. She studies Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University and is a member of Romance Writers of America.
 
http://serenajayne.com/
 
http://serenajayne.com/blog/
 
https://www.facebook.com/SerenaJayneWriter/
 
Twitter: @SJ_Writer
 
Breakfast on Pluto
Mary Rogers
 
Book Description:
 
A chance encounter with a man she could love causes Princess Kerrinda of Kerberos to make a choice – do what her people expect and need, or follow her heart.  Prince Belloch may not be the one she chooses, but what happens if he is?
 
 
About the Author:
 
Mary Rogers is a Brooklyn native now living in Southern California with her husband, her kids, and too many rescue animals. Completely addicted to romance – she decided to write it. She is inspired by her swoon-worthy hubby, her children, her spoiled pets, and the best friends in the universe. They teach her daily the meaning of love. She also appreciates the wine.  
 
www.AuthorMaryRogers.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/Mary-Rogers-256729948133216/
 
Tristan’s Tryst
A.E. Hayes
 
Book Description:
 
One mysterious being. Two lovers who find her. Can this threesome handle the heat of this scorching summer?
 
Tristan works for the American government, but rarely speaks about his job. Why? Because his job involves intergalactic travel. Despite the fact that the year is 2041 and human beings are now capable to travel at faster-than-light speeds, Tristan’s projects are often kept secret – hidden even from his girlfriend, Cassandra.
 
When Tristan reveals to Cassandra that they are going to take a special trip to Delmar, a planet located in a different solar system that is mostly comprised of beaches and oceans, Cassandra is ecstatic. The planet was recently discovered by Tristan and his team, and so far, very few people have used it as a vacation spot.
 
Cassandra and Tristan pack their bags and safely travel to Delmar, finding themselves surrounded by beautiful beaches with white sand, sparkling turquoise waters, and a strange line of trees lining the perimeter of the particular beach they have chosen to visit.
 
During some intense foreplay on the deserted beach, Cassandra and Tristan are startled to hear movement coming from the trees behind them. When they stop to look, they see a beautiful female emerge. She tells them that her name is Lynx, and that she is an inhabitant of the planet. Tristan is baffled, as he was unaware that the planet allowed for immigration and human habitation. And when Lynx expresses her fondness for Tristan’s body and Cassandra’s golden “star eyes,” Tristan and Cassandra find themselves attracted to her. But should they give in to this strange, beautiful inhabitant of Delmar? And if they do – what might possibly happen to them?
 
About the Author:
 
A.E. Hayes is a published author who has been writing since the age of four. She has been featured under various pseudonyms in myriad novels, anthologies, poetry collections, music magazines, and newspapers. Her memoir, “Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac,” is set to be released on September 12th, 2017.
 
She is currently finishing her 6th fiction novel, “On Common Ground,” writing for the upcoming sci-fi romance anthology “Love Across the Universe,” (which will be released August 1st, 2017), as well as writing a paranormal sci-fi story for the upcoming graphic novel “The Eynes Anthology.”
 
She studied English and Writing at Hood College, where she earned her B.A., and later studied Fiction Writing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A.E. resides in Maryland with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing or singing (or doing both at the same time), she spends her time drinking far too much coffee, logging miles by pacing around the living room floor in order to make her Fitbit happy, studying the violin, pretending to be a Cylon, and plotting ideas for several new projects (which usually happens during her living room pacing time).
 
Web: https://aehayes.com/
 
Blog: https://aehayes.com/blog/
 
Twitter: @AE_Hayes
 
FB: https://www.facebook.com/aehayesauthor
 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/A.E.-Hayes/e/B071YXY8W3
 
Breathless
L. J. Longo
 
Book Description:
 
A soldier and a café manager find themselves trapped beneath the surface of a resort by the deadly beasts native to the planet. As they fight to survive, they discover danger is a potent aphrodisiac.
 
As part of a hidden military outfit protecting rich civilians as they vacation on the resort planet Pangaea, Nathan Oyola planned to keep secrets, fight aliens, and maybe tan under the rays of an artificial sun.  What he did not expect was to fall for his so-called boss, the manager of the café located directly above the aliens’ nest. When the native wildlife starts behaving more aggressive and strange than usual, how will Nathan keep them secret and keep his new-found love safe.
 
All B+ut You
Elsa M. Carruthers
 
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
 
Publisher: Stars and Stone Books
 
Date of Publication: 1 August 2017
 
ISBN-10: 0-9977081-8-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-9977081-8-9
ASIN: B071JSHCGC
 
Book Description:
 
In a world where looks are so important that Genetic Modification is standard procedure, how will those without Genetic Modification cope, let alone find love?
 
Amazon
 
About the Author:
 
Elsa is a speculative fiction writer, academic, and poet. She lives in California with her family. In 2011, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing and English from Seton Hill University. Since graduating, Elsa's work has been published in several anthologies, magazines, and e-zines.
 
Elsa is an active member of HWA, RWA, SFPA, IAFA, and the Poetry Foundation. She regularly attends writing conventions and loves meeting new people!
 
The Pirates and the Pacifist
Cara McKinnon
 
Book Description:
 
Kai doesn’t believe in violence. Sam and Dek believe the ends justify the means. Will passion be enough to bridge the gap between the pacifist sent to broker galactic peace and the space pirates hired to keep him away at all costs?
 
Kaikoa met Sameer and Dek—leaders of a crew of sometimes space pirates—when they abducted Kai and kept him from attending an important peace summit. But when the pirates’ payment never appeared and a gunship showed up instead, Kai, Sam, and Dek found themselves on the same side of a galactic conflict–and tumbling headlong into a reckless passion.
 
Now they are searching for the truth about who hired the pirates to keep Kai from the summit—and whether the enemy wants one side to win, or simply chaos in the galaxy. But when the allies find the ones who double-crossed them on a terraformed resort moon, will Dek and Sam follow their new lover’s pacifist wishes, or will the pirate code of an eye for an eye tear their fragile threesome apart?
 
About the Author:
 
Cara McKinnon is the author of the Fay of Skye fantasy romance series. She is addicted to adding magic to other genres and creating fantasy hybrids. She earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University, where she found her writing tribe. She lives on the East Coast of the US with her husband, two kids, and an oversized lapdog named Jake.
 
Website: http://caramckinnon.com
 
Facebook: http://facebook.com/caramckinnonauthor
 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cara_mckinnon
 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15374059.Cara_McKinnon
 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cara-McKinnon/e/B01EV9OPJC
 
BookBub: http://bookbub.com/authors/cara-mckinnon
 
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bY89o1
 
The Princess of Sands
M.T. DeSantis
 
Book Description:
 
The solar panel that powers the Sand Palace Hotel on planet Andala is failing. The hotel’s tyrannical owner will go to any length to secure a new panel, including arranging a marriage for his only daughter, Eliara Desanthar. Unable to reconcile marrying to benefit her father, Eliara sneaks aboard a ship in the castle’s landing bay, ready to make her escape.
 
But this ship is no ordinary vessel. It carries Prince Randroth of Belmret, who is on a diplomatic mission to Andala. When Eliara accidentally tries to hide in the prince’s chambers, Randroth vows to protect the terrified but beautiful girl, even if it means destroying relations between the two planets.
 
Unaware Randroth is her betrothed, Eliara returns with him to Belmret, where fun-in-the-sun, deep passion, and trapping revelations await.
 
And the truth might not set them free.
 
 
About the Author:
 
M.T. DeSantis currently resides in a small city on the U.S. eastern seaboard. When not writing, she can be found practicing yoga, attempting to answer trivia questions at restaurants, or plotting her next adventure.
 
Blog: http://mtdesantis.blogspot.com/
 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/M.-T.-DeSantis/e/B00T88WP6M/
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/desantismauthor/
 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/desantismt
 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16611979.M_T_DeSantis
 
Renewal
Oriana Maret
 
Book Description:
 
She’ll brave the arms of destruction to shed the arms that betrayed.

When Kestrel discovers Mercer is alive and well, she embarks on a dangerous journey to escape the pain of his jilt. When Mercer turns the tables, Kestrel discovers the true meaning of betrayal, and the ultimate cost of love.
 
 
About the Author:
 
Oriana Maret is a science fiction writer whose careers include the military, corporate sales and management in cancer genetic diagnostics, and nonprofit brand management. She'll earn an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2018.
 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16966284.Oriana_Maret
 
 
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Beyond the Rules


Review coming September 11th

Beyond The Rules
An At the Brink Novel
Anna del Mar
 
Genre: Erotic Romance.
 
Publisher: Anna del Mar
 
Date of Publication: August 15th, 2017
 
ISBN: 978-0-9799682-6-6
 
Number of pages: 290 pages approx.
 
Word Count: 113,000 approx.
 
Cover Artist: Mayhem Cover Creations
 
Tagline: A brilliant hacker fleeing for her life runs straight into the arms of a trio of ex-SEALs bound by a sacred, battle-forged pact, men who have agreed to share everything…including her
 
Book Description:
 
When Nina Leon crash-lands in the rugged mountains of Montana, she’s fleeing from a deadly enemy and a painful past, desperately searching for the legendary hacker who can help her defeat the ruthless terrorist stalking her. Instead, she’s rescued by three brave ex-SEALs who will do anything in their power to protect her.
 
Tanner Vazquez, Aiden Black, and Balthazar Flint live by a pact forged in battle and signed with blood. It’s a bond that has saved their lives more than once. They’re committed to watching each other’s back and sharing everything.
 
Everything.
 
As different as they are, Nina hits all their buttons. They agree. She’s the one they’ve been waiting for.
 
But Nina’s not looking to commit to anyone. She doesn’t believe in love. Her life has made her the ultimate skeptic. Lust? Yes. Sex? Absolutely. Love? What a crock.
 
Protecting Nina is gonna be hard enough. But convincing Nina to stay, fulfilling her sexual fantasies and getting this brilliant hacker to trust and love them—all three of them—for good?
 
That’s gonna be a hell of a mission.
 
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Nina
 
My jeans were scorched in places, so Tanner lent me a black T-shirt and helped me into the single pair of panties I owned, fresh out of the dryer. I was clean and my hair was combed and almost dried. My knees were still shaking from the orgasm, but on the upside, I didn’t have to walk far. Aiden insisted on carrying me down the stairs. The smells of bacon and biscuits scented the house and sent my stomach into a growling fit.
Aiden looked down on me and cocked his broken eyebrow. “Hungry?”
I flashed an apologetic grin. “Starving.”
“No worries.” He settled me on a stool by the kitchen island and went over to the huge fridge. “We’ve got you covered.”
Wow. When was the last time someone said that to me?
A quiet beep lit up over the discreetly paneled door that slid aside to reveal Tanner, leaning on his crutches, shuffling out of the elevator. “Ready to chow?” He winked at me and then joined Aiden and Zar at the kitchen counter, picking out cutlery from one of the drawers.
I caught an excellent view of three very nicely built backsides, broad shoulders, tapered waists, asses chiseled from granite. Holy hell. These hunks made menial kitchen work look like a sexy, seductive dance.
I fanned my burning face with my bandaged hand. “Can I help with something?”
“No need,” Tanner said. “Sit tight.”
Zar was parked in front of the stove, firmly in charge of some gigantic omelets, plus a pan of bacon and the biscuits he maneuvered out of the oven. A distinguished touch of silver frosted his fair hair at the temples. It had to be premature gray, because he was otherwise too young and fit. Or else he worried too much. Yeah, that could be.
He glanced over his shoulder. His eyes were startling. His irises were a shocking color, azure flecked with Lapis. I couldn’t decide whether his gaze reminded me of the oldest glaciers in the world or the flame’s hottest fire. A million questions gleamed in his stare. He considered me as if he was debating whether he should send me to the corner or spank me. If I had a choice, number two, please.
Balthazar Flint. The name suited him to perfection. It had gravitas. It also matched his demeanor, down to the hard edges of his powerful body. It occurred to me that, in another life, I could’ve been the steel to his flint and we would’ve made lots of sparks. Dream on, girl. Like that could ever happen.
Zar transferred the last of the omelets to the plates and Aiden plunked a cup of tea in front of me, Earl Grey with lots of cream. Before I had time to ask Aiden how he’d known exactly what I liked in my tea, Tanner picked up the mug and tipped it against my lips. I took a deep draft, enjoying the sweet heat that warmed my stomach and spread to the rest of me. The four of us sat at the kitchen counter, facing our loaded plates. After examining my right hand, I was about to give the utensils a try, when Aiden beat me to the fork.
“I promised I’d be your hands when you needed me.” He speared a chunk of eggs and lifted them to my lips. “You need me.”
So freaking sweet. Panty-melting cute. “Thanks,” I mumbled through a mouthful. Had I died and gone to heaven?
I chewed my food, enjoying every bite, studying the men as I did. These guys were military or ex-military, like my brother had been. They spoke, moved, and acted like trained warriors. Tanner had admitted to training as a corpsman and Aiden had mentioned they’d designed the house while they were on deployment. I had to get to Ulysses, but I couldn’t help being fascinated by the remarkable trio that had taken me in.
I stole a glance at Tanner. At six feet or so, he was the shortest of the three, tall to my five foot five. Fit and compact like a soccer player, he was a head-turner. The striking contrast between his smooth, dark olive skin and his light green eyes gave him an exotic flair that conjured images of distant shorelines, sun-kissed dunes, and fabulous spice markets.
There was no question that Tanner appealed to me. What he’d just done to my body challenged my skepticism at every level. With his chiseled chin, his body’s perfect proportions and his hair, cropped in a clean, sharp cut that spiraled from the cowlick at the back of his head, he should be strutting some runaway in Milan.
My gaze shifted to Aiden. His size alone should’ve made him lumber and yet when he moved, he did so elegantly and efficiently, as if he’d trained his body to function in a world that didn’t always fit him. Aiden looked like a basketball player. Or an Olympic swimmer. The scar that nicked his eyebrow gave character to his face and the curls and facial scruff added a roguish touch that reminded me of pirates and Vikings. I bet he’d taken a few shield maidens to Valhalla.
My eyes went to Zar, downing his food with automatic precision. Height-wise, he was somewhere in between Tanner and Aiden, but he was built like an NFL linebacker. His muscular neck was made to carry the weight of a dangerous world. His solid pecs could serve to bulldoze entire armies. His thighs were as brawny as the beams that held up the house. When he glared at me as he was doing now, I had to repress an impulse to kneel at his feet and ask for mercy.
“You got enough in you to talk?” He set down his fork and nailed me with his skull-piercing gaze. “The sooner we deal with this, the better.”
He was right and I needed to get back on track.
 
The first two chapters of Beyond The Rules are available here: http://www.annadelmar.com/pages/excerpt_beyond.html
 
 
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Amazon Bestselling author Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love.
 
A Georgetown University graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories.
 
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Beyond The Rules
An At the Brink Novel
Anna del Mar
 
Genre: Erotic Romance.
 
Book Description:
 
When Nina Leon crash-lands in the rugged mountains of Montana, she’s fleeing from a deadly enemy and a painful past, desperately searching for the legendary hacker who can help her defeat the ruthless terrorist stalking her. Instead, she’s rescued by three brave ex-SEALs who will do anything in their power to protect her.
 
Tanner Vazquez, Aiden Black, and Balthazar Flint live by a pact forged in battle and signed with blood. It’s a bond that has saved their lives more than once. They’re committed to watching each other’s back and sharing everything.
 
Everything.
 
As different as they are, Nina hits all their buttons. They agree. She’s the one they’ve been waiting for.
 
But Nina’s not looking to commit to anyone. She doesn’t believe in love. Her life has made her the ultimate skeptic. Lust? Yes. Sex? Absolutely. Love? What a crock.
 
Protecting Nina is gonna be hard enough. But convincing Nina to stay, fulfilling her sexual fantasies and getting this brilliant hacker to trust and love them—all three of them—for good?
 
That’s gonna be a hell of a mission.
 
 
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07315P78R/
 
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Liberated by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki 

 I recently read Liberated, the last and final book (I think) in the Sinners series. I loved Branded and Hunted so much. The characters, their development and the general plot was amazing, I hadn’t read anything like it. However I felt that Liberated just wasn’t the same, the writing was completly different. It was cheesier, and more repetitive than the other two books. Zeus (the amazing Great Dane) was still as funny and amazing; it was nice to see that he was kept as a constant (even if the epilogue didn’t agree with that statement). I also like that little epilogue twist and the different time jumps, being able to see the characters in the future was fantastic and helped close a great series. The twist with Lexi’s father and Lexi herself were great and totally helped answer a lot of questions I know readers had. It was a little spot of genius. I think I put the change in writing style and the corny emotional writing, down to the fact that both Abi and Missy have been so much in the last two years. 

I just want to say well done ladies for not only writing a great series but for stay strong in the face of heat break and challenges. I look forward to reading more of your work. 
My rating for Liberated 4/5 – My overall rating for the series 12.5/15 

Interview with Christy Sloat 

Hey guys, today I got the privilege to interview Christy Sloat. 

During the interview we spoke about all different topics, I really enjoyed getting Christy’s POV on general life and the way society molds us from a young age and the struggles that she as well as her two young daughters are facing. Christy has had to over come many challenges in life, including the recent attacks that America is facing against police. 

I asked Christy where her inspiration came from for one of her recent books The Librarian. Her reply ” Well I’ve had the idea for the book for a couple years. I was at an old library looking around when they thought hit me…how amazing would it be if you could travel through a book, time travel through a different period in time!” 
Christy also told me that she had a spin off in the works for another young librarian. “It’s going to be set in Scotland around the time of William wallis. The main character is an eligitmet son of a man that I won’t disclose at this time” 

So although she didn’t say which famous man would be included in this book, we can be sure that it will be a story to remember. 

“I just don’t people to think that I’m trying to copy outlander” Christy said “I want my work to be unique and original, I’ve had that problem with other books. So many spin off and rewrites occur that I don’t want to be writing my versions at the same time.” 

It’s a shame that so many authors are abused and treated horribly because new books aren’t released all the time, a lot of people don’t seem to understand that most authors are parents, they have full time jobs or just living their lives. Christy is just one example of this, she is a full time mum, wife and a working woman. Not to mention all the writers block writers face can really push the Process of completing the book. 
It was an amazing privilege to talk to her, and I hope she goes far with her writing and in life. 

Please check out her instagram and Facebook accounts, as well as her other books. All of them can be found on Goodgreads and amazon. 
@authorchristysloat 

With this click, I thee wed 

I cannot tell you how much I loved this book! It was completely heart stopping, an emotional rollercoaster. I loved how realistic it was in terms of fears, worries and suspicion. Although the main character Rachel did get on my nerves more often then not with all her self doubt and loathing, she did come across as pathetic and weak; but then I took into account how I would feel if I ever had faced the type of abuse and hate that she had, from the people closest to her. The ones that should love you unconditionally, so I realised that I too would act the way she did, with the same fears and self worthlessness she felt. I’m happy that they got their happy ending and could help each other through all their trouble. However I do feel as if it could have been a little longer, purely because I loved their story and wanted to see how the future unfolded for them (did they have the 4-6 children they dreamed of?) . I also wanted to know what happened with the lawsuit and the put come of that on their lives. I look forward to reading more from Bonnie R. Paulson and hopefully more of Rachel and Logan’s story! 
My rating 4.5/5

The Librarian By Christy Sloat

When Christy gave me the opportunity to read an ARC copy of her newest book The Librarian, I had no idea what to expect. I can say for certain it definetly wasn’t this. 

This book was amazing, I think only a few book have made me literally laugh out loud but this book made me cry with laughter. The humour and reactions from the character Emmeline to events in this book are hilarious. She is like every other 19 year old girl who wants her freedom and to follow her own path. However I loved how she would do what was needed of her, when she was needed most she didn’t bow to peer pressure or what was expected of her. I also loved how her character wasn’t stupid, when she distanced herself she could see people for who they really were, making her aware. In a way it became a protection for both herself and the Library. 

The plot twist was defiantly unexpected, I did think that something similar would happen, however the character in which the twist revolves around was very unexpected, however I should have seen it coming, all the signs were there; once you know where to look. 

I also loved how modern the writing was, when Christy annoced that the book would be set in the 1800’s I was intrigued as to how she would carry it through, I’ve never really been interested in period dramas or books, but the layout and combination of the old and the new was refreshing. 
I think Christy did a wonderful job! I look forward to reading more of her work, and I encourage you all to give it a read; as well as her other varied work. 

Look out for The Librarian, coming June! 

My rating 5/5