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Romance for Review: Moon Over Alcatraz by Patricia Yager Delagrange

Brandy Chambers was looking forward to the birth of her first child. She and Weston move from San Francisco to the small town of Alameda to start a family, she’s writing her second book, and Weston has a fantastic job working on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge project. Having this baby would make her already-wonderful life perfect.

But when the baby dies after a difficult birth, Brandy’s perfect life blows up in her face. Stricken with grief, she and Weston pull apart. This new distance leads them both to disaster. Not until a chance encounter with her high school friend, Edward Barnes, does Brandy pull herself together. Brandy and Weston agree to recommit to each other, striving to forgive infidelity and recreate their previous existence.

Everything is once again going according to plan—until Brandy discovers she’s pregnant. While she struggles to cope with this new obstacle, Edward Barnes returns to town and discovers she’s having a baby, while Weston is torn between his love for his wife and his anger at her betrayal. Can Brandy manage to keep her marriage to Weston together? Will Edward be a part of Brandy’s life if she and Weston separate?

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Praise for MOON OVER ALCATRAZ:

“Emotional and heart wrenching.” ~ CV36, 5 stars

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Paranormal Romance for Review: Eve’s Amulet by Carole Avila

Mandy Ruhe finds a sacred amulet and is swept back in time to Texas 1845, where romance goes hand in hand with gunrunning. Mandy finds herself inside the body of ranch owner, Carmena Luebber, and assumes Carmena’s role. Caught in the lives of the people who work the ranch, and torn between two men in love with the woman she portrays, Mandy hopes that true love can triumph over time. Trapped in the past, she must return to her own life—before she messes up the future for everyone!

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Praise for EVE’S AMULET:

“Stunning book that ticks a lot of boxes.” ~ Sheereader, 5 stars

“Fascinating read.” ~ SJ Francis, 5 stars

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Romance for Review: Tempt Fortune by Hebby Roman

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, Angelina Herrera flees from Cuba to Key West to start a new life and build her own business. But when her past catches up with her, she realizes the only way she can avoid the arranged marriage is to marry another … in name only.

Drawn to the fiercely independent beauty Angelina, Cuban revolutionary, Alejandro Estava marries her. Though outwardly he agrees to the platonic relationship because of his secret past, he cannot deny his powerful desire to possess her completely.

But tempestuous forces more powerful than the hurricane descending on their island home unleashes their mutual passion while threatening their yearning for a lifelong bond.

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Praise for TEMPT FORTUNE:

“A classic romance story, set in an interesting time and place.” ~ CV36, 3 stars

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Mystery and Thriller for Review: Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries (Anthology)

A huge collection of heartwarming, brain-puzzling, and character-driven traditional mysteries that’ll keep you entertained for hours. (At 213,000 words, this is 627 pages of reading material!) Plus, you can email to get a FREE Bonus File with recipes and holiday craft ideas. Celebrate the holidays with stories by these thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors: Joanna Campbell Slan, Neil Plakcy, Lois Winston, Annie Adams, Jenna Bennett, Nancy Jill Thames, Sara Rosett, Camille Minichino, Nancy Warren, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Joyce and Jim Lavene, and Teresa Trent.

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Praise for HAPPY HOMICIDES:

“Great escape for readers of any genre.” ~ darielraye, 4 stars

“I really enjoyed this set and can recommend it to others without any difficulty.” ~ SJ Francis, 5 stars

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Mystery/Thriller Romance for Review: Happily Never After by Bess George

After being shot in a brutal attack outside her office, no-nonsense Assistant District Attorney Kelsey Brackston suffers from PTSD, panic attacks that won’t allow her return to work. In need of a fresh start, she heads to California to accept a job from her brother. All seems to be going well until the past comes hunting. Someone wants to kill her—again.

Former SWAT officer Bode Taggert doesn’t want to feel anything for anyone after a split-second decision caused the death of an innocent woman and nearly ruined his life. He’s pulled himself out of the bottle and has one last chance to be a cop again—the only thing he’s ever wanted. When Kelsey asks for his help hunting down a stalker, he resists, knowing the sizzling attraction he feels for her could jeopardize his focus.

Kelsey’s determination to put the past behind her and move on with her life is the one thing that he can’t resist, and despite his intention to remain uninvolved, Bode falls for the sexy lawyer. While he and the police are focused on catching the stalker, however, Kelsey vanishes. With his career—and his heart—on the line, Bode will stop at nothing to find her. But will their newfound faith in each other be enough to save the day? Or will the demons from their pasts destroy them both?

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Praise for HAPPILY NEVER AFTER:

“Whole lot of sparks and intrigue and unexpected surprises…” ~ DivaC, 4 stars

“Crazy intense…I loved it!” ~ mskind81, 5 stars

“Romance with a twist…great romance…” ~ CV36, 4 stars

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Paranormal Romance for Review: Releasing the Demons by L.D. Rose

Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.

Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all—he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.
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Praise for RELEASING THE DEMONS:

“Action packed ride that kept you at the edge of your seat…” ~ jodietwhite, 4 stars

“Awesome story…grabs you from the very first paragraph.” ~ karent, 4 stars

“Great start to series!” ~ dmmconn, 4 stars

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Historical Western Romance for Review: A Hard Candy Christmas by Hebby Roman

Abigail Kerr Sanford is a single mother struggling to raise her child. Sheriff Clint Graham is a man scarred by his background and family tragedies. Drawn into a bitter feud between ranchers and railroaders, Abigail and Clint work together to resolve the feud, learning to respect and trust each other. And as their feelings deepen, they recognize their love is the most special Christmas gift of all.

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Praise for A HARD CANDY CHRISTMAS:

“Sweet, lovely little romance.” ~ nightkat, 4 stars

“Lovely gentle read with good characters that are likeable…” ~ Sheereader, 5 stars

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New Adult Paranormal for Review: The Human Cure by Tracy Auerbach

Kate Plesser is leading a dead-end life as an office assistant with a penchant for bad relationships. She is lost. When Kate is kidnapped by Hunter, a gorgeous stranger, she assumes he is just some sick psychopath. She never suspects he is actually a vampire, and that she is about to be plunged into a world stranger than her wildest dreams.

In the underground city where Hunter lives, she encounters his otherworldly cousin Chase, who holds the key to her freedom. She is thrust into a village where humans are farmed for feeding and breeding. In this mysterious new world, Kate discovers she is capable of feelings and strength that she never could have imagined.

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Praise for LAYERS:

“I did not want to put the book down!” ~ rhenette, 5 stars

“Thought-provoking, fascinating, intriguing. A must read!” ~ ashia, 5 stars

“Interesting concept.” ~ jreppy, 4 stars

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Paranormal Historical Romance for Review: Highland Tides by Anna Markland

Charlotte Tremayne is an independent eighteenth century woman, a clandestine novelist, creator of a famous adventure hero. She has little sympathy for the defeated Jacobites who languish in her uncle’s cells after Culloden, but her interest is piqued by tales of a prisoner who claims to be from the fifteenth century. His far-fetched story might provide material for her next novel.

Braden Ogilvie drowns in 1436 and wakes up in a jail cell accused of Jacobite sympathies. He comes to realize he has been transported more than three hundred years into the future. Drawn to the woman who eventually believes his story, he must nevertheless return to his own time to establish the innocence of his sister accused of a crime she didn’t commit. If he leaves, will he ever find his way back to Charlotte?

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Praise for HIGHLAND TIDES:

“Couldn’t put it down!” ~ jodietwhite, 4 stars

“Kept me guessing! Wonderful!” ~ catlover1984, 5 stars

“Well written story that draws you in with its plots and characters.” ~ jennred720, 4 stars

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Fantasy Romance for Review: Night of the Fae by Lyneal Jenkins

Intl. Multiple Award Winning Novel by Bestselling Author Lyneal Jenkins

“I love you,” he murmured as the wisps of light returned to his body.

What he didn’t say was that his love came with a heavy price and life was never going to be the same again.

Ana Martin has endured her share of problems in life. When she meets Gabriel, she believes that she can finally leave her troubles behind her.

But Gabriel has a secret…

He may look human and be born of this world, but he is Siis – a race who evolved millions of years ago to a transcendent state, who now take solid form to hide among us.

When the homeless start dying at an abandoned Tannery, the police chalk it up to suicides. Ana knows different. The Siis have a past mistake they would rather forget, one that puts Ana in more danger than she can ever comprehend.

Before long, she becomes a target for the Fae, once innocent children changed by the Siis thousands of years before. They are able to intensify and feed off the negative emotions of their prey, and are filled with malicious intent that has no bounds.

Can Ana survive the world of the Siis? More importantly, can she do it with her mind still intact?

Night of the Fae is the first book in the Ana Martin series, which follows Ana as she is drawn into the secret world of the Siis, an ancient race of empathic beings torn apart by war, treachery and the consequences of past actions. It has won awards in fantasy and cross-genre, and it continues to receive acclaim from readers and bestselling authors from around the globe.

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Praise for NIGHT OF THE FAE:

“Ten stars at least!! Awesome reading experience!” ~ rhenette, 5 stars

“Not your traditional Fae!” ~ dmmcconn, 4 stars

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