Monthly Archives: July 2015

Historical Romance for Review: Geared to the Past by Dana Bennett

Jones Whitman, Time Traveler, utilizing the Atomotron from Geared to the Present, has returned to China from the future with Darcy, the love of his life. Jones hopes that Master Wong Fei-hung will agree to marry them in spite of the fact they were born in two different centuries.

Circumstances beyond their control test the fortitude of their relationship as they take us on a journey that illuminates the mysticism of the monks of Foshan, China. In order to time travel back to the future, they must work together as a team, including the monks of Po-chi-lam, and a faithful friend from the future. Will they survive the challenge that could end a romance born across time and space? The past holds the key.

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Paranormal/Military Romance for Review: The SEAL’s Angel by Petie McCarty

Navy SEAL Sean MacKay’s teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes MacKay’s teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen formula at all costs.

Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL teams. Cory’s whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay shows up at her resort with the news of her brother’s death and the wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified documents for safekeeping. No way will Cory trust MacKay — the man who once seduced her and then vanished into the night without a trace.

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Praise for The SEAL’s Angel:

“Thoroughly enjoyed this book…would highly recommend.” ~ jay0113

“Fascinating…ace story building, very good developed characters.” ~ tanja

“You will LOVE this book.” ~ topcee

New Mystery and Thriller for Review: Twilight’s Encore by Jacquie Biggar

One man’s betrayal will seal another’s fate.

Ty Garrett fell in love with Katy Fowler from the moment they’d met. When her father’s betrayal yank the young couple apart, Ty becomes bitter. After a decade away, Katy returns to Tidal Falls with plans to get married in her family’s theatre. But she hadn’t expected to run into Ty Garrett, the boy she’d never forgotten.

When unseen forces endanger their lives, can Ty save Katy and win back her love, or is it too late for these two star-crossed lovers?

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Western Romance for Review: Into the Land of Shadows by Kristy McCaffrey

Kate Kinsella has no choice but to go after Charley Barstow and talk some sense into him. After all, he’s skipped town, leaving a string of broken hearts and his pregnant fiancée, Agnes McPherson. But Kate didn’t count on being kidnapped by a band of criminals along the way!

Ethan Barstow is hot on his younger brother’s trail, too. He rescues Kate, believing her to be Charley’s fiancée, and suggests they try to find him together. Kate’s reluctance has him baffled.

All hell breaks loose when they discover Charley in search of a copper mine-not wishing to be found by anyone; certainly not Kate! But, then, Kate was always trouble-and now she’s brought it to his doorstep, with tales of a pregnant fiancée and his brother Ethan, who he hasn’t seen in five years.

Can Ethan and Kate ever find their own love and happiness with one another through the dark deception and hurt? Or will they both return INTO THE LAND OF SHADOWS…

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Praise for Into the Land of Shadows:

“Good plot…intriguing mystery.” ~ birdlady

Women’s Fiction for Review: Tinman’s Heart by S. Carman Knight

Maris McKinney’s life is a mess. There’s her ugly divorce and her flailing business. And then there’s the run-down storefront she can’t rent. But don’t count Maris out just yet. She’s got a plan and it doesn’t include men.

Lucas Kemsley’s life has stalled. His career is gone, maybe forever. He’s got more debt than he can handle. And then there are all the questions about what really happened to him that November night.

Anyone can see relationship between Maris and Lucas won’t work. Too much baggage. Too many distractions. Except Lucas keeps turning up in Maris’ life and before long the two find it impossible to resist each other. But the more entwined their lives become, the more Maris realizes that there are parts of Lucas he is either unable or unwilling to share.

Then one sunny afternoon, someone decides Maris should die.

Learn the truth of what happened to Lucas as he discovers it himself, piece by piece.

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Answer Week 7 Third Question from Dana Bennett and Get a Chance to Win!

Third question in Week 7 of the Weekly Contest:

In Geared to the Present by Dana Bennett, what is Jones Whitman’s new name upon graduation?

Submit your answers here: https://www.readingalley.com/events/grand_opening/go/weekly_contest (you have to be logged in)

Last day to answer: July 29

New Romance for Review: Dance with Me by DeAnna Cameron

LOVE MEANS NOTHING… UNTIL IT MEANS EVERYTHING

To ambitious belly dancer Melanie Drake, celebrity drummer Taz Roman is a self-absorbed playboy she prefers to avoid… until he makes her a tantalizing offer.

He needs someone to pose as his live-in girlfriend to get his meddling sister off his back. In exchange, he’ll coach her through the upcoming Belly Dance Divas’ audition.

But when Melanie’s fake feelings turn real and their secret backfires, she discovers Taz isn’t the man she thought he was. Will the deception destroy them both, or will she find the courage to fight for what she truly wants?

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Answer Week 7 Second Question from Amie Stuart and Get a Chance to Win!

Second question in Week 7 of the Weekly Contest:

In Nailed by Amie Stuart, what is Bonnie’s latest one-night stand sent to do?

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Last day to answer: July 29

Answer Week 7 First Question from Petie McCarty and Get a Chance to Win!

First question in Week 7 of the Weekly Contest:

In The SEAL’S Angel by Petie McCarty, where is Cory’s resort located?

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Last day to answer: July 29

Women’s Fiction for Review: Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding

Indiscretion is the new novel from award-winning romance novelist Hannah Fielding. Written in Fielding’s signature style, infused with an old-school Hollywood glamour, Indiscretion evokes the drama and passion of 1950s post-war Spain.

1950’s London. Alexandra, a young writer is bored of her suffocating but privileged life amongst the gilded balls and parties of Chelsea. Keen for an adventure, Alexandra travels to Spain to be reunited with her estranged Spanish family on a huge estate in Andalucía.

Arriving in sun-drenched southern Spain for the first time, Alexandra is soon caught up in the wild customs of the region. From bull fighting matadors and the mysterious Gypsy encampments in the grounds of the family’s estate, to the passionate dances of the region and the incredible horsemanship of the local caballeros, Alexandra is instantly seduced by the drama and passion of her new home.

When Alexandra inevitably falls for Salvador, the mercurial heir to her family’s estate and the region’s most eligible man, she finds herself entangled in a web of secrets, lies and indiscretion. Alexandra soon falls prey to scheming members of her own family, the jealousy of a beautiful marquésa and the predatory charms of a toreador, all intent on keeping the two lovers apart.

But nothing can prepare Alexandra for Salvador’s own dangerous liaisons with a dark-eyed Gypsy.

Can Alexandra trust that love will triumph, or will Salvador’s indiscretion be their undoing?

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