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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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Mystery/Thriller for Review: Nation of Enemies by H.A. Raynes

A chilling, suspenseful new thriller in the vein of Michael Crichton and James Rollins.

It’s all about the genetics. DNA. Black & white.

A decade ago the U.S. government mandated that all citizens be issued biochips containing all of their medical information and an I.D. number indicating a person’s health. Then they made the information public—the implications of which are wide-spread and devastating.

Now on the eve of the 2032 presidential election, the country is deeply divided and on the brink of civil war. But as the two major political parties face off, innocent Americans are dying at the hands of masked terrorists. When the Liberty Party’s presidential nominee is assassinated in a highly-coordinated, masterful attack, it sets off a chain of events that will change the course of history and leave America’s inalienable rights—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—dangling on the precipice of extinction.

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Praise for NATION OF ENEMIES:

“Good character development…well worth the read.” ~ jreppy, 4 star review

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Romantic Mystery/Thriller for Review: Where Lemons Bloom by Blair McDowell

Romantic Suspense that takes the reader on a non-stop thrill ride! Set on the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Italy.

When Eve Anderson meets Adamo de Leone on a ship bound for Europe, she has no idea of the dark secret that will endanger both their lives. She accompanies him to his home on Italy’s Amalfi Coast to open an inn left to him by his grandfather. But then she learns he spent 5 years in prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit. Could the man she loves be responsible for embezzling eighty million dollars from the investment firm he once owned?

Adamo wants to hold Eve at arm’s length until he can clear his proud family name. But when there is an attempt on his life and Eve is terrorized by a gun-bearing thug, he realizes how much he wants her, and he must accept whatever help he can get to uncover the well-hidden trail of a six-year-old crime.

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Praise for WHERE LEMONS BLOOM:

“Great story! …Captured me from the start.” ~ CV36, 5 stars

“Definite Bestseller. From start to finish, the plot was well executed and the characters well portrayed…A book I had to finish, sacrificing sleep.” ~ Samaraa Nisha Nair, 5 stars

“Beautiful setting and a story that keeps your attention.” ~ mg16, 5 stars

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Romantic Sci-Fi/Fantasy for Review: Rebellion by Sabine Priestley

Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Despite her petite size, she’s a former Sandarian military officer currently serving the Cavacent clan and adjusting to life on a strange planet called Earth. She has no time to search for her psi-mate, the one being who could bring her pleasure beyond any mere physical intimacy. Which doesn’t explain why she’s bonding with a Curzan native who just killed a government official.

Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians enslaved his people and murdered his parents in front him when he was a child. He has sought revenge ever since, and nothing will get in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.

But there is a war coming. And the two beings who want nothing to do with each other hold the fate of an entire planet in the heat of their undeniable desire…

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Praise for REBELLION:

“Good follow-up to Alien Attachments…” ~ dmmcconn, 4 star review

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Science Fiction Fantasy Romance for Review: Alien Attachments by Sabine Priestley

Will their love be strong enough to keep them alive and get them back to Earth?

Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it means both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family.

A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win her mixed martial arts matches. At home on Cat Island, her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice. Unfortunately some Torog aliens also take notice, sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian’s arms. But Dani isn’t the type of woman to let alien voodoo decide her future or her mate…no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her.

For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species. Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.

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Praise for Alien Attachments:

“Great Science Fiction Romance!” ~ dmmcconn

“Keeps you on the edge of your seat!” ~ lorettalynn

“Surprising good book that had a great plot, engaging characters and conversation” ~ malo

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LGBTQ Suspense/Thriller Romance for Review: Timber Lake by Nya Rawlyns

Michael Brooks is a loner, and with good reason. A short fuse and a tendency to shoot from the hip, sometimes quite literally, mean he’s all the company he’s got most of the time, and he likes it that way just fine. It suits his job as Warden for Wyoming’s Fish and Game Department.

Being alone sounds good to the researcher for the USDA Forest Service, Dr. Seamus Rydell, especially since it means time away from the pressures to follow his family’s political traditions. He’ll need a guide to Timber Lake to set up his testing equipment, and who better than a Warden whose boss needs him out of sight for a while?

They’re just doing their jobs, until both men get derailed by a lust threatening to light up the night sky and by egos big enough to fill the wilderness.

When a psychopathic poacher intrudes, Michael’s past rises up and the present twists out of shape around a sick mind. As the future for both men fills with darkness, it is all too clear no one will come back from Timber Lake unscathed.

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Praise for Timber Lake:

“Rare gem…almost perfect.” ~ cariadee12

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Answer Week 11 First Question from Stanalei Fletcher and Get a Chance to Win!

First question in Week 11 of the Weekly Contest:

In Proving Ground by Stanalei Fletcher, when Caitlin is trapped by wildfire, who is her only hope of rescue?

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Last day to answer: August 26

Paranormal Romance for Review: Shadowed Horizons by Shyla Wolff

A warrior’s life is the only one Kiera’s known since her psychic brethren adopted her from the streets as a child. Though she possesses equal preternatural ability and fighting skills, they will always see her as their youngest and in need of protection. According to their leader’s psychic vision, her twofold destiny includes saving a computer prodigy’s life and a mate who pulls her from death’s clutches.

Carlin, an electronics genius, develops software/hardware which could destroy any government. Without malicious intent, he seeks to prove possibilities beyond his current reality. Bored with the aspects of his social life, he yearns for a family.

When Kiera saves Carlin from the clutches of a psychic terrorist who stalks him for his program and skills, neither is prepared for the immediate connection formed.

From the first skirmish, both their lives are caught up in a maelstrom of danger and desire. Kiera struggles to keep Carlin and his work from the terrorist who wants to destroy the U.S. while resisting the extraordinary attraction between them. Can Carlin convince her they were meant for each other and survive her warrior brethren?

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Praise for Shadowed Horizons:

“Starts with a bang and doesn’t let up!” ~ vyrissi

Erotic Romance for Review: Red Tape Protector by Kathy Kulig

Sometimes you can’t run away…from love or danger…

When a member of a top-secret White House society makes a critical mistake, she’s not fired, she’s given a choice—life as an assassin or be eliminated.

HE’S HOLDING BACK A SECRET

From the moment sexy, black-ops agent Jag Denison, is hired to train Alana MacKenna, he’s torn between his desire for the stubborn redhead and his duty. He must prepare her for a undercover security job she doesn’t want, but can’t refuse.

SHE’S LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT

Alana is obsessed with Jag even though falling for him doesn’t fit in to her plans. Their lust and burning relationship makes the challenging program more complicated, and his lessons expands her survival skills as well as her sexual boundaries.

When Alana discovers Jag’s betrayal, she’s devastated and their mission is endangered and their world is shattered. Can they survive past secrets, present dangers and the future reality of knowing who and what they are?

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