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Finding My Way Home by Vicki Green

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Synopsis

When you have a good heart,

You help too much,

You trust too much,

You give too much,

You love too much,

And it always seems,

You hurt the most

How do you become strong enough to leave an abusive husband? How do you get away safely? How do you get your self-esteem back? Brennan Michaels, or so her new I.D. states, escapes by train to an unknown small town in Wyoming. She finds the town is not even on any maps but something draws her there. The township befriends her, she finds a job and a place to live, in a Boarding House, not realizing the other tenant is a Hot, Sexy ex-football player and model that is dealing with his own past issues.

Hutchinson Parker or Hutch to those close to him, had a loving wife, who he cherished and was his entire world until she was taken from him by Cancer. His life ceased to exist, his football and modeling didn’t matter anymore. Nothing mattered until he found a small town in Wyoming and after nine months of grieving he meets a girl named Brennan who takes his breath away. He can tell she is dealing with something bad, something happened to her. Most people who find the small town are running from something. Her skittish behavior and the fading marks on her face means one thing. Someone abused her.

Will she find her way home?

Meet the Author

Author PictureVicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and currently resides in Olathe, Kansas. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel’s Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both gone now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading Romance books which is what inspired her to begin writing this book. She has always admired Author’s dedication and hard work. She had a dream that played out for over a year, came home one day after work and decided to put it on a word document to see how it read and that became ‘My Savior Forever’, the beginning of her Forever Series.

Upcoming signings:

Indie Mashup, Springdale, Arkansas, July 26, 2014

Red Dirt BoCo, Oklahoma City, OK, August 30, 2014

Penned Con 2014, St. Louis, MO, September 12-13, 2014

Fun Facts:

  1. I love Classic Rock!!!! My husband and I have friends in a band that we love to go see and hang out with.

  2. I love to dance! Anytime I hear music, I have to move.

  3. I have to have complete silence when I write. Good thing I have the spare bedroom as my office and can shut the door.  J

  4. My husband and I have been married for over 17 years. We have two teenage boys in high school.

  5. I have worked full time at my current job for 35 years.

  6. I love being an Independent Author. I hope my readers enjoy my books and I hope they take them away, for a while, to another place and time.

  7. I have so many book boyfriends and will always love Jesse from My Savior Forever but so far, Shane from Together Forever is my #1 love. ♥

  8. I am anxious, nervous but mostly excited for my first Author signing!

  9. I love to read almost as much as I love writing but I’m sad that I get very little time to read anymore. L

  10. I love to play Disney Girl and Kitchen Scramble on facebook.

  11. I love to play video games. My favorites are Legend of Zelda, Any of the Harvest Moon games and any Animal Crossing games.

  12. I just started watching ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and am in love with it and Charlie Hunnam. Yum!

  13. I am secretly in love with Adam Levine from Maroon 5. Don’t tell anyone.

  14. I am on a currently on a secret mission, will reveal more later.  ♥

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Tinsel My Heart by Christi Barth

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Book Synopsis
Becca Huntley’s produced the Lyndale Park Player’s over-the-top Christmas pageant
for ten years. The beloved Minneapolis tradition is the theatre’s main fundraiser. But
this year’s production is almost canceled when their director disappears into rehab
at the last minute. Good thing his directing partner steps in to save the day. Except
for the minor fact that he hates
everything
about Christmas.
Jack Whittaker wiped the Twin Cities off his shoe with his graduation tassel and
never looked back. But duty compels him to fulfill Tyler’s promise to direct the show.
Even though it means working side-by-side with Becca, the girl he always wanted,
lost to Ty, but never forgot.
It’ll take more than a few handfuls of tinsel to soften Jack’s heart toward Becca’s
favorite holiday. Steamy kisses that melt the snow right off his boots are a step in
the right direction. They’ll both discover that Christmas is about making each
other’s dreams come true. But will doing so destroy their chance at a
happily-ever-after together?
Book Details
Author: Christi Barth
Edition: First Edition
Format: eBook
Publication Date: December, 2013
Publisher: Carina Press
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Christi Barth

 MEET THE AUTHOR
Christi Barth earned a Master’s degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a
career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning.
Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance. She is the award-winning author of the Aisle Bound series. Christi is President of the Maryland Romance Writers and lives in Maryland with her husband.
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Office Perks by S.L. Siwik ~Cover Reveal~

Synopsis:

From a broken home, Victoria Wright knows how to survive. Realizing at a young age that her looks attracted men, she learned how to manipulate and seduce men to make it. Working as a high class hooker, to a stripper, to a bartender, Victoria has been making good money for years. Until her best friend and husband die in a car accident, leaving Victoria the caretaker of their eight year old daughter. Convinced her wild life is not good enough for Kendall, Victoria manages to get a position at Townsend Realty Co. Her attraction to Mr. Townsend, Mr. Hurley’s step-brother, is instantaneous and overwhelming. But, after five years of nothing but professionalism, Victoria is convinced he wants nothing to do with her romantically. When money tightens, however, Victoria finds herself dragged back into her old life. Mr. Townsend understands her need for more money, and propositions her…Be with him and only him for weekly cash. It’s an offer she can’t or doesn’t want to refuse. But, what happens when a woman who has only had sex for money finds herself falling in love with her powerful, wealthy, handsome boss? What happens when the money is no longer enough? 
Find out in Office Perks with Miss Victoria Wright, Mr. Townsend, and a cast of lovable characters. Cameos from the Hurley family found in SL Siwik’s Winning Back series. 
 
 
About the Author: 
 
 
 
 
I live in NJ with my husband, daughter, and two dogs. I like going to diners on the weekend for inspiration, drink a pot of coffee a day, and hate referring to myself in the third person. I also have a university degree in sarcasm and enjoy using my smart mouth whenever an opportunity arises.
 
 
Office Perks, and Sirens and Sweethearts are soon to be released. 
 

Five Fun Facts: 
  1. I am a chocoholic. I have reserve stashes strewn about my house. 

     

  2. I grew up horse-back riding and competed seriously. Instead of turning pro, I went to college instead. 

     

  3. My favorite color is purple. 

     

  4. I have thirteen piercings on my body-9 in my ears, 1 in my nose, 1 in my labret, 2 in my belly button. 

     

  5. Large crowds make me nervous. 
     
     

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      Miss Victoria Wright 
      I missed him. He had been gone away too long, even though I know why he had to be away. Without him here for the week, I am so caught up on work that I’m actually ahead. But, because he wasn’t here, he is now weeks behind. I gaze into his office longingly, wanting to feel connected to him again. A week felt like eternity without his touch. Should I leave him be, or let him know just how much I need him? Worst case scenario, he says no.  Right now, that’s not enough to stop me.  I unbutton the top three buttons of my dress shirt.  Knowing that he doesn’t have an appointment for two more hours, I walk into his office. Glancing up from his computer, he questions me with his eyes. Smiling, I slide across his desk, placing my heels down on the sides of his chair armrest, giving him a peek of my panties.  Blaze stops typing, glancing up at me with a gaze so heated, my insides clench in excitement 
      My fingers run down his red silk tie. “I’ve really missed you,” I say, my voice full of longing. His hands glide up my thighs tenderly caressing me before he grabs at my flesh, unable to hide his sexual frustration.  I pout. “I had no one to tell me what to do all week.” Yanking on his tie, I pull him closer to me as I whisper in his ear, “And you know a woman like me shouldn’t be left unsupervised.” 
      His brow lifts at my statement as a smile graces his lips. “Do you need to be put back in your place, Miss Wright?” 
      Biting my lower lip, I nod. “Yes, sir.” 
      Blaze stands up, his bulging erection near my mouth. Unable to resist myself, I trail my hand over his hardness. He undoes his belt, sliding it off his pants and takes each wrist, holding them together above my head.  
      “When I’m done with you, you’ll remember who’s boss around here.” His deep voice caresses my ear like velvet. 
      A violent shiver rips through my body. Yes, Blaze, take me. I miss your touch so much. 
      He wraps his belt around my wrists, securing it tightly. “Green light?” he asks, his hand trailing down my raised arm. 
      Releasing a shaky breath, I reply, “Green fucking light, Blaze.” 
      He chuckles, stroking hair out of my face. “You really have missed me.” 
      “You have no idea. I missed you every single second since you left.” I wait for what he will do next while I remain helpless and bound on his desk. 
      Blaze yanks the open lapels of my shirt back, exposing my breasts. I gasp at his forcefulness while deft fingers move down the clasped buttons, undoing them in seconds flat. You have haunted my sleep for a week straight, Victoria. I have had no peace since I left. Not. One. Second. Of. Peace.” 
      My heart hammers in my chest as my body aches for more of his touch. “I’m sorry, sir.” 
      “You’re going to be sorry, that’s for sure.” His teeth scrape along my shoulder before he yanks my hair back hard. My body bows to his force as I gasp loudly. “No more talking unless it’s green, yellow, or red,” he instructs. Whimpering in excitement, I nod my head as his teeth nip my ear lobe. 
      Blaze squeezes both my breasts hard before massaging them. He picks me up by my waist, and turns me around. Sitting down in his chair, he pulls me down with him. Gently, he places my restrained arms around his head. I can’t see him, making it all the more exciting. It’s also frustrating, too, because I want to look into his eyes, to see his heated gaze. Peering out into the office, the front door is in sight. If anyone walks in, they will see me exposed- naked and pliant on his lap. I hear his ragged breath in my ear and I feel so close to him after a week of his absence while nestled against his hard chest. Blaze hooks his fingers underneath my bra straps and yanks them down off my shoulders.  
      Mmm. I see you dressed for me,” he says, glancing down at my sheer lace bra with burgundy embroidery. I nod, whimpering as he fondles my breast. His hand slides underneath my bra cup, curving around my swell as he cups my breast before pulling it out.  Tweaking my nipple, he twirls it around in my fingertips. And just as my nipple pebbles under his touch, he lets go, and my body cries out for his touch. He grabs my breast tightly, as his other hand slaps my nipple hard, and then strokes it in a caressing manner. I gasp in shock, but he pauses… 
      “Green,” I wail out, as my panties dampen in excitement. 
      He slaps my nipple again, harder this time, before stroking it. All I can do is glance down, watching helplessly. My breasts ache from the swelling he’s causing. The feeling is overwhelming, the pain followed instantaneously by the soothing pleasure. The leather belt is tight against my wrist, but it doesn’t hurt, only reminds me of how constricted I am. How completely and totally I am at his mercy. He smacks my nipple again before soothing. Both of his hands leisurely travel down my body, and my muscles quiver in excitement everywhere that he touches as I wait to see what he does next. He yanks my skirt up to my hips.  
      “Very nice,” he murmurs at the matching thong, thigh highs, and garter strap. His fingers run along the lace at the top of my stockings towards my inner thighs and I sigh at how gentle his touch his. Without warning, he yanks my legs apart wide, so I’m spread out on his lap 
      “You will stay like this, because all of this is mine. Do you understand?” he says in my ear while his hand strokes me over my panties. 
      I am so aroused that I can barely speak. “Yes, sir.” 
      “Say it.” He strokes me more aggressively now. “Tell me that you’re mine.” 
      I whimper. Trying to speak, I stammer out, “I’m yours, Blaze. All of me.” 
      “Good girl,” he murmurs as he bends my arms, slipping them off his neck. Bending my upper body over the side of the chair, he sucks my nipple. I feel the pull in my arms and ache in my back from being bowed in this awkward position, but I love it. I relish the ache in my muscles. I know it means the release will only be better. His neck is right by my mouth. I can’t stop myself as I lean in nipping his skin, wanting a kiss. His tongue stops laving my sensitive flesh, and he slaps me hard across my nipple. I cry out as my clit throbs. “Did I tell you to touch me?” 
      “Sorry, sir,” I breathe out in frustration.  
      “For that, you’ll be punished.” I glance up, watching him in frustration, taking off his neck tie. My body shivers in excitement as he slides it over my eyes, the soft silk kissing my skin. He tightens the excess so that it is tight over my eyes.  
      “Keep misbehaving and I’ll keep you laid out on my desk all day while I work. You can listen to my fingers typing on the keyboard as you ache for my touch. Believe it.” 
      I want to have this man’s children the second those words roll of his tongue.  
      Left in suspense, I wait for what will come next. Blaze has me, his hard cock now pressed against my assHis hand gently wraps around my neck and holds me still, while he waits patiently… 
      “Yellow,” I say, though not feeling frightened, “No tighter, please.” I’m not scared or turned off by what he’s doing, but I have been choked to the point of passing out. It is a horrifying feeling. 
      His other hand runs up my spine underneath my shirt, his touch so loving and intimate against my naked skin. Blaze then lets go of my throat and yanks my hair back.   
      His finger slips beneath my panties, as his tongue twirls around my nipple. As his digit dips inside me, he smiles. “Someone enjoys the boss being back.” 
      I shake with need, desire, yearning…he’s going to torture me to death with waiting as my thighs slicken with my desire. His fingers pull my panties to the side, exposing my swollen lips.  
      “So beautiful,” he rasps out, his voice full of emotion before his fingertips slide across my lips. “Keep your legs spread apart or I’ll stop,” he warns, and I spread my legs wider. 
      His fingers glide between my sex before they widen, spreading me apart, exposing my clit to him. They swirl round in a circular motion, slow, almost lazily.  
      “I’ve been denied you for a long time, Miss Wright. So, you’ll accept me taking my time.” His words are husky, full of emotion. 
      “Yes, sir. Whatever you desire.” I never want this love affair to end. 
      His fingers slip inside me as I fight back a loud groan. I know if I make a sound, I’ll be punished with his hands off of me. Fingers slip inside me, and he knows my body so well by now, he instantly brushes against the places inside me that make me wild with need. I can feel his hardened erection against my body, hear his labored breaths. I know he wants to be inside me just as much as I want him to. But, he wants to give me this first. He always wants to give me. 
      My hips start grinding against his fingers inside me, forcing him to move faster. His other hand holds my hip down forcefully. I try not to protest. 
      “Control yourself or I’ll stop.” 
      I bite my lower lip to keep from reacting verbally as the phone rings. I’m not exactly in a position to answer it now. Blaze picks me up and lays me over the desk, my belly and breasts against the unyielding mahogany wood. 
      With my eyes still covered, I hear, “Townsend Realty Company. Mr. Townsend speaking. How may I help you?”  
      Hearing him answer his own phone, because me, the secretary, is bound ass up over his desk arouses me to the point of nearly coming. 
       

All I’m Asking For…. ~Book Blitz~

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Book Synopsis
Put love on your wish list with the romance anthology “All I’m Asking For.” Included
in this holiday anthology are three romantic holiday novellas: Tinsel My Heart,
Season of Second Chances and Mine Under the Mistletoe.
Tinsel My Heart by Christi Barth: This Christmas, the producer of a small town holiday spectacular is swept away by a handsome Hollywood director.
Season of Second Chances by Brighton Walsh: Being stranded in a snowstorm offers
a couple a second chance at a future together.
Mine Under the Mistletoe by Kat Latham: An American in London helps a brooding
Brit put the ghosts of Christmas past behind him.
Wherever you are, however you celebrate, this collection of three festive novellas
will bring warmth to your holiday season.
Stories also available for purchase separately.
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Included Novellas:
Tinsel My Heart by Christi Barth
Season of Second Chances by Brighton Walsh
Mine Under the Mistletoe by Kat Latham
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Gloria’s Revenge by Nelle L’Amour

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Synopsis

The suspenseful and steamy conclusion to Gloria’s Secret.

Why hadn’t I resisted him? Because he was too strong, too determined, too beautiful. And because I was hopelessly, helplessly head over heels in love. He made me fall apart and fall for him.

Brought to new heights of sensuality and passion, Gloria Long, the beautiful, self-made CEO of Gloria’s Secret, the world’s largetst retailer of lingerie, has succumged to the seductive spell of sexy, dominating, billionaire ad guru, Jaime Zander. But the man whose first name means “I love” in French is a player and may be incapable of love. And involved with someone else.

Back at her Los Angeles headquarters, Gloria faces unexpected deceit, intrigue, and danger and must make a heart-wrenching, life-or-death decision that will cost her not only her empire but also the man she loves. Revenge is the only solution, but will she find the strength to confront the demon from her past who harbors the dark secret that can shatter her world?

Meet the Author

DSC_2493Nelle L’Amour lives in Los Angeles with her Prince Charming-ish husband, twin teenage daughters, and a bevy of royal pain-in-the-butt pets. A former executive in the entertainment and toy industries with a prestigious Humanitus Award to her credit, she gave up playing with Barbies a long time ago but still enjoys playing with toys with her husband. While she writes in her PJ’s, she loves to get dressed up and pretend she’s Hollywood royalty. She writes juicy stories with characters that will make you both laugh and cry and stay in your heart forever.

She is also the author of the best-selling erotic romance series, Seduced by the Park Avenue Billionaire and the highly rated Amazon bestseller, Undying Love.

Nelle loves to hear from her readers. Connect to her at:

nellelamour@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/NelleLamourAuthor

http://www.twitter.com/nellelamour

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Have I Told You by F.L. Jacob ~Blog Tour w/ Review~

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Caston Black has it all, according to the outside world. The owner of the best-selling gentlemen’s magazine, Black Hollywood, has good looks, fame, fortune, and a reputation that precedes him. He can have any woman he wants, as long as he doesn’t keep them. Caston sets his sights on Sabrina for his next Hollywood Sweetheart. Little does he know he will find the woman to share his life, the one he is meant to keep forever.

Sabrina Bennett has been in a mentally and physically abusive relationship that has destroyed the beautiful, confident dancer who arrived at college three years ago. She thinks the only good thing left in her life is her abusive boyfriend. Keeping her boyfriend happy is her number one priority, no matter how impossible. She’s been broken and molded into a frightened, unsure girl desperate to be worthy of love.

Meeting by chance one evening, sparks fly between Caston and Sabrina. Neither expected the feelings they bring out in each other. Trying to have a normal relationship in their abnormal world is almost impossible, happiness is a new way of life for the lovers. They want to move forward, but the past won’t let go.

Can Caston help Sabrina heal from her past abuse? Can Sabrina show Caston he is as strong as he appears to be? When is the price of love too much? What do you do when the biggest threat to the person you love is you?

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Interesting read! I entered into the world of sex parties, threesomes, foursomes, plus crazy jealous family members who should be locked away and have the key destroyed. This book had a lot of humor mixed in with some deep emotions and lots and lots of sex. I’m not one who is really into multiples and parties, but even I must admit this book got me a little excited. It was interesting to see a couple open to sharing with others but also extremely possessive of each other with others. I loved that the male lead showed weaknesses and vulnerability by crying and getting on his knees to beg for forgiveness. It balanced his strong presence for me and kept him from being the stereotypical male lead you tend to read about. This couple showed flawed but good open communication that I felt was refreshing. I enjoyed everything about this book and would definitely recommend it as well as say I can’t wait for the next installment.

Author Bio

I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full time employee. Life is crazy and my

love for reading had fizzled over the years but thanks to a wonderful group of ladies that I met

last year I started reading again. Their love for books turned me on to many great writers who I

would have never discovered if I hadn’t started reading again!

I started writing for them. They brought out my love for writing that I haven’t seen in years.

Starting this process was tedious and nerve wrecking, but my lovely ladies and my fabulous

husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.

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Breakfast flew by. Caston stood up to leave and I felt sad, as if a piece of me was leaving.

Standing in front of him, I straightened his suit coat; feeling very brazen I took his lapels in my

hands, pulling him close to me. He put his hands on my hips, under my shirt. His thumbs edge

their way to touch my skin. It jumped at his touch.

“Be good today. I will leave an iPad for you to use.” He leaned forward and kissed my

forehead. I sighed, and looked up at him timidly through my eyelashes.

“Yes, Caston,” I responded angelically. My mind was begging him to kiss me. Please, God, kiss

me.

“I could get used to this,” Caston replied, staring into my hazel eyes, while brushing my sides

with his thumbs.

He was barely a hair’s breadth away from my mouth now. He enveloped my mouth, and his

tongue parted my lips, hungrily seeking mine. I allowed him entrance, and my knees buckled.

He caught me, pressing me to his body. One hand stayed on my back, while the other skimmed

up my back and tangled in my hair. Intertwining his hand in my hair, he pulled my head back,

starting to kiss the sides of my mouth down to my neck. My mind went absolutely blank, and I

felt my insides clenching. Just as suddenly as he started kissing me, he pulled away. Breathless,

I leaned up against the table. Holy shit! Did that just happen?

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TouchStone for Giving by Sydney Jamesson ~Book Blitz~

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The Story of Us Trilogy Continues …

Elizabeth Parker has been found …

Like a falling star she has come down to earth, landing painfully on the debris of a broken dream. What she thought of as love now seems no more than a wish left unfulfilled. Her future lies in the hands of two powerfully possessive men; each desiring her to the point of insanity.

Flawless media mogul Ayden Stone oversees her voyage of sexual awakening, introducing her to new experiences and a secret world behind locked doors, away from prying eyes. But … is he Prince Charming or merely the great pretender?

With a fighter’s instinct, Dan Rizler continues to box clever; taking his time, waiting for the right moment to strike. He will have his Princess one way or another.

Into this twisted triangle enters Elise Richards; a woman with a past and a passion for revenge: hell hath no fury like Miss. Richards.

This is a modern fairy tale full of romance, secrets and suspense. Elizabeth Parker is about to be caught, held fast by the hand of Fate; but will she be caught out or caught up in an affair of the heart, body and soul?

When nothing else matters … you have to do or die.

Meet the Author

Sydneyjamesson Website3So who’s Sydney Jamesson?

Seldom does a writer appear out of the mist, fully formed and equipped to introduce the world to their ‘perfect’ prose. More often than not it has taken years and, in the case of Sydney Jamesson, decades to come to the point where she can say: “I’m ready. This is it, I’m done!”

Now is that time.

She has always scribbled things down; in her home is one enormous waste paper basket full of discarded phrases, opening lines and pieces of dialogue that have hit her like lightening in the middle of the night or whilst parked up at a set of traffic lights.

She has worked in Insurance, Fashion and in advertising as a Copywriter and Commercial Journalist and loved every minute of it. For the past 15 years she has been an English Teacher. But, for as long as she can remember, she has lived with The Story of Us in her head.

The fact Elizabeth Parker is an English teacher should come as no surprise: novelists write, initially, about what they know …

Yet, she confesses, Elizabeth is not her but rather that young, sensitive and naïve woman we all were or still are.

So that’s her, furiously typing away until the early hours, creating an epic tale that covers an 18 month period; taking three novels to unveil the intricacies of a 21st century fairy tale.

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TouchStone for giving … the Soundtrack!

What now – Rihanna

Stronger – Will Young

Until You – Shane Ward

Love to Love you Baby – Donna Summer

Lovesong – Adele

Badfinger – Day after Day

At Last – Eva Cassidy

Tonight – John Legend

Blackbird – Paul McCartney

Lego House – Ed Sheeran

Lights – Ellie Golding

Naughty Girl – Beyoncé

You’re All I Have – Snow Patrol

Say Yes! – Snow Patrol

Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Devotion – Kele

Diamonds – Rihanna

Because you Loved Me – Celine Dionne

Clouds – Newton Faulkner

Grow Old With Me -Tom Odell

Firework – Katy Perry

Another Love – Tom Odell

Right Thing to Do – Carly Simon

Small Blue Thing – Suzanne Vega

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Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson ~Blog Tour w/ Review~

A sweet, mysterious teen romance with a refreshing fantasy twist.California teen Sadie James thinks her life couldn’t get any better. She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she’s rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won’t even tell her his name. Each time the boy appears, Sadie’s unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets. The boy is there to protect her, but as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day…why does Sadie need one? As Sadie finds answers, she realizes her life isn’t as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.

Excerpt

I moved near him and his hand guided me in front of the bench, but I turned to face him instead of sitting down. He immediately shifted back, pulling slightly away. I wasn’t sure if it was the bump on my head suddenly clouding my thoughts, or the romance of being swept away and rescued by a gorgeous, mysterious boy, or this little ache in my heart of forgotten memories and dreams, but something deep inside me drew me towards him.

I wanted to reach out and hold him, but I held the feelings back, unsure if I should act on them. Instead, I stood there unmoving, still gazing up at him. He was tall compared to most high school boys I knew. I searched his face for any sign of reciprocation and moved closer. This time he didn’t move away.

“Thank you again,” I said softly, looking up at him through my lashes.

There was a long, heavy pause as I waited breathlessly for his response. His glowing eyes met mine, and their radiance hypnotized me. I could see nothing else.

Then I felt it again, the unexplainable connection between us. Time slowed around us like a force field pulling us together. I had no desire to resist it; I let the feelings draw me in, and I inched forward, wishing for his lips on mine. His hand lifted gently to my waist, sending a thrill through me in every direction. Never before had I felt the desire to kiss someone so fervently, the divine first kiss I had always dreamed of.

There was no trace of resistance left on his face. He leaned into me and my heart raced. Our faces grew slowly together as I looked from his dazzling eyes to his inviting lips.

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                 ******I  got a copy of Deep Blue Secrets from amazon for Love Romance book blogs for an honest review.*****

I thought this book was really interesting. I looked at the reviews on goodreads and there were a lot of mixed reviews. Some good and some disappointed. I gave this book the benefit of the doubt. I have liked a lot of books that people have hated. There was mystery, love, passion and paranormal. All things I look for in choosing a book to read. I enjoyed reading Deep Blue Secrets. I liked Sadie’s character and I felt like she was a good and just wanted a normal life. There are secrets and I love a good mystery.

I really enjoyed this book; the plot was unique and different from the usual paranormal plots. This book didn’t have vampires but took a different direction, where water is our main element, and source of power, this isn’t just any water. I knew from the title that it would have to do with water. Rayne appears as a boy who ages slowly and has lived near this “special” water source for a majority of his life and like some other’s chosen use the water to help those in need.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars for uniqueness!

About Christie Anderson
CHRISTIE ANDERSON grew up in Southern California and goes back to visit every year. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and recently moved to Colorado with her husband. Visit her web site at www.christieanderson.org
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Out of the Box Awakening by Jennifer Theriot ~Blog Tour~

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Synopsis

Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change.

Of course, it does…

Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in.

Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar.

What happens when the married woman and the handsome widower are thrown together by fate?

Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.

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~I was given a copy of this book for an honest review~

If you have never believed in fate, then this book might just change your mind. This is a great feel good book. The characters are great and very entertaining. This is a fun loving, emotional, enjoyable read that is filled with so much love! I can not wait to see where this story goes! Loved it and I highly recommend you give it a try.

Meet the Author

IMG_3201Jennifer Theriot hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm, while happily living with her husband. Working in her capacity as CFO, she felt something was missing and discovered her passion for writing novels – mostly at night and on weekends.

In her limited spare time Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book! Spending time with family and friends, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. Jennifer is also ‘MiMi’ to two beautiful grandchildren and a mom to three grown children, all of whom she adores. Theriot is an admitted music junkie, loving every type of music, which takes up most of the memory on her iPhone. She listens to music from sun up to sun down and her love of music is reflected a great deal in her books.

Jennifer took a chance that there could be an interest in romance with middle aged couples who are finding themselves at a crossroads and wrote her debut novel Out of the Box Awakening, which centers on the hope of finding happiness and passion through unexpected heartache. It emphasizes the need for family and friends as Jennifer has learned in her own life. The book has been described as “Mature Sexy” by one reviewer.

Jennifer is currently working on her second book, Out of the Box Regifted, and she has books 3 and 4 of the series in the works. Jennifer also has plans to co-write a new series, with a good friend, who shares her same passion for a good romance novel in the near future.

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Cleanse Fire by Anastasia V. Pergakis ~Blog Tour~

Synopsis:

Complete the mission, no matter what…

Captain Derac Vidor protects everything he cherishes with a vow and his sword. After twenty years of service, Derac and his team are betrayed with deadly consequences. Evidence points to someone on the inside.

Treason is only the beginning…

No place is safe when a trifocal conspiracy is uncovered. The team must hold out long enough to discover the truth in a web of deceit, fear, and hatred. Time is running out and their allies can only help so much.

The past holds the key…

Clouded memories and forgotten truths hold the answer to saving the team. Can Derac face the gruesome nightmare in time?

A grudge can only wait for so long…

 

Excerpt:

The blonde in blue floated her way to Rakan and sat down in his lap with a giggle. Jardel got a bouncy brunette to land in his lap. Derac was not paying attention and the other blonde in red planted herself on his knees. His head snapped up to look at her.

“Long journey, Warrior?” she purred.

Derac set his face in a grim line. He put his hands on her waist, picked her up and put her on her feet. “I’m not interested, but thank you for the offer.”

She pouted and slowly walked away, swinging her hips. Derac sighed and returned to looking at the ceiling.

“That was not very nice,” Vivian pouted from Tyn’s lap. “You could have at least talked to her.”

Derac growled. “Look, while I’m flattered that she would choose me, I am not in the mood, all right?”

“How can you not be in the mood?” Vivian said. She didn’t hide her offense at his words. “Making love is the best thing in the world.” She leaned her head back and laughed. Tyn planted a kiss on her collar bone. She giggled and looked at Derac daring him to prove her wrong.

Derac leaned his elbows on his knees and put on his best charming smile. “Why would I pay a woman to be with me when I could have a warrior elf with the perfect body?” He turned his head and winked at Kie. She played along and winked back at him.

“Oh! How sinfully nice!” Vivian laughed.

Aeli looked at Kie in shock. Derac put his hands behind his head and reclined in the chair again, a smug look on his face. Tyn laughed with Vivian but Jardel and Rakan were too distracted by the girls in their laps to pay attention.

“Well, let me show you to your rooms then,” Vivian said with a giggle.

She stood and took Tyn’s hand and led him through the silk curtains hanging across the doorway. The group picked up their packs and followed them down the hall lined with doors covered in silk to give the appearance of having no doors at all.

Vivian opened the door to one room and Jardel and his girl fell into it with a laugh. Derac growled under his breath. The room across the hall became occupied by Rakan and his blonde.

At the next door, Vivian turned to Aeli. “I can get a man for you if you like,” she smiled.

Aeli smiled. “No thanks. I’m much too tired, and I fear he would be disappointed.”

As she closed the door to her room, Derac caught her rolling her eyes. He held back a smirk as they continued down the hall. She opened another door and waved her hand dramatically to both Kie and Derac.

Kie opened her mouth to protest but Derac shoved her into the room. He flashed a grin to Vivian and Tyn and kicked the door shut.

“What are you doing?” Kie whispered in a harsh tone.

He held up his hands to stop her. “I just wanted to get away from that Vivian woman. If you had protested, it would have taken longer that I would have had to deal with her.”

Kie crossed her arms over her chest. “That’s not the point! The whole team will know we are in the same room – in a brothel!”

“What is the problem with that? We’ve shared rooms before.” He grinned wickedly. “We’ve even snuggled on the floor of a cave remember?”

Kie huffed and flopped down in the velvet covered chair in the corner. Derac cast his gaze around the room and curled his nose. Silk sheets on the four post bed. Silk on the wall. Shag red carpet and velvet seat cushions.

A knock sounded and Derac swung the door open in a wild fashion.

Tyn’s eyes winkled at the corners with his large grin. “I told Vivian you two would need extra blankets. So you can make an extra bed. There are gowns in the wardrobe if you want.”

“Thank you,” Derac took them and shut the door again.

“At least Tyn is thinking rationally,” Kie muttered. She went over to the wardrobe and swung open the doors. “Gowns? Is he serious?” She pulled out a paper thin cotton shift with no sleeves. The low cut collar and see through material made Kie gasp in shock.

Derac smirked. “I bet it’s comfortable.”

Kie rolled her eyes and put it back into the wardrobe. She dug around and found a cotton gown not quite so transparent.

“I guess this will have to do. I am sick of sleeping in my uniform.”

“Me too but I doubt there are sleeping clothes in there for me.”

“Then wear nothing. Maybe then that blonde could have an easier time of getting you in the mood.” She titled her head back, the maniacal laugh bubbling from her throat.

“I told you, why pay a woman to be with me when I can have an elf with the perfect body?”

“Oh? You think I’d just bend to your advances, hmm?”

He smirked. “I know you would.”

Three long strides carried him across the room. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her against him.

“Centurio…”

“I’ve proved my point. Look at how your breath hitches and your heart beats faster.”

“Th…that’s because you startled me.”

He chuckled deep in his chest.

“Let’s talk about you then,” she said. “How your grip tightens on my waist when I try to pull away and your own heart is thundering in your chest. Or how you can’t stop looking into my eyes whenever we gaze at each other. Or how badly you want to kiss me right now.”

“Do you want me to kiss you?” he said, his voice husky and deep.

She swallowed hard. “Yes,” she whispered.

Derac didn’t hesitate and captured her lips with his. The voice in his head telling him he shouldn’t kiss her was silent. The softness of her mouth drowned out all other thoughts in his head.

Her lips parted in invitation. His tongue traced the lines of her lips before plunging into her mouth. Her vanilla scent filled his nose, and he inhaled it deeply. She rose up on her toes, her body pressing closer to his. His arms tightened around her. Derac’s hand roamed up her back and then gripped the back of her neck.

His mind cleared, the only thoughts were how she molded perfectly to him and the feel of her soft mouth.

Derac nipped at her bottom lip. “See? You can’t resist me,” he murmured.

“Hmm, more like you can’t resist me. I’m the elf with the perfect body, remember?”

“Honestly, I really can’t tell with your uniform on.”

“Is that an order to remove my clothes, Centurio?” she whispered.

A growl rumbled deep in his throat. “Would you defy the order?”

She smiled. “I might.”

 

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Anastasia knew she always wanted to write. She began at a young age, writing those little stories about the apple tree in the yard. Though her love of stories stayed with her through her poetry stage in high school, she didn’t begin writing novels until she was almost an adult. That’s where she found her true passion. Her characters visit her dreams – and sometimes during the day – to share their stories with her. Anastasia is merely the writer, but the characters are really the storytellers. Anastasia lives in Columbus, Georgia with her husband, son, and two black labs. She loves designing books and websites during the day, then writing furiously at night.

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