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Monday, December 22, 2014

Love In Black and White Anthology ~ Release Day Spotlight ~

Love In Black and White

The Reunion 
By Jamallah Bergman

Successful lawyer Mackenzie Harper is not happy to get the invite to her 20th high school class reunion, since it only brings back bad memories of a time she’s long tried to forget. A time when she was teased by her peers because of her weight issues, and plagued by a hurtful nickname and hateful rumors—until the day she’s called upon to tutor the one guy who means everything to her, David Ashbury.

David Ashbury has it all in high school...the popular linebacker catches the eye of every girl he comes across and is the buddy of every guy in his school. One day he discovers that the only way to stay on the team is to pass History class, and that will require that he be tutored by the shy girl everyone calls ‘Mack Attack’. He doesn’t believe the rumors about her but it takes an effort for him to break through her shell, improve her high school experience, and develop a warm friendship that both treasure.
It’s been twenty years, but can Mackenzie and David recapture what they once had? First they have to attend the reunion...

Guilty Cravings 
By Sam Crescent

Henry has been attracted to April ever since he first met her, but he was already in a relationship with her best friend, Julia, and knew that each woman would consider it a betrayal if he followed his heart. A car crash that kills Julia and injures April prompts Henry to step in and take care of her, just as he’s always wanted to.

April has denied the attraction she’s felt for her best friend’s lover since they met, but it only intensifies as they spend more and more time together.

Can they find a way to get past the guilt that they each feel and finally take what they’ve both been craving?

On the Way to Heaven 
By Stacy-Deanne

When Trina Flack dies and ends up in the afterlife, she is shocked to learn she’ll have to perform a task to get into Heaven. Her task consists of helping Neil Styles, a single father of three little girls; move on from the death of his wife.

Neil has all but given up on life, but just when Trina feels hope is lost, Neil begins to open up to her. While guiding Neil, Trina must fight a deep attraction for him because if she acts on her feelings, she forfeits her chance to go to Heaven. This becomes even harder to bear when Neil develops romantic feelings for her as well.

Trina thought her mission was to help Neil get back on track, but she ends up learning the biggest lesson of her life in the process; that not even death can stop true love.

First Love 
By Lena Hart

When Jake Landon comes to Sabrina Monroe’s rescue on her first day on the job, the two develop a sudden attraction that neither can ignore. While Jake sets out to win her over, Sabrina’s focus is on her new career in Chicago’s top marketing firm—not on the attractive IT tech. Or so she keeps telling herself.

As the seductive pull of Jake’s charm draws Sabrina unwittingly close, she is powerless to stop herself from breaking her self-imposed rule: never date someone she works with. Yet as Sabrina and Jake grow close, tension and frustration begin to flare between them and Sabrina must decide if she is willing to release her inhibitions and give love a chance.

By Mahalia Levey

Zoey Gray lives for the chocolate recipes she drums up. Sole Owner of Indulgence, a sweet shop that draws customers from far and wide. Her thriving business has surpassed her wildest dreams...though she longs for the right man to tickle her taste buds. Life couldn’t be better until the shop next to her is sold and a new pastry shop emerges.

Khristos Trakis loves his sister. When she begs him to buy her the spot next to a trendy popular sweet shop to open a Greek pastry bakery, he’s prepared to tell his darling sibling no, until he catches a glimpse of a woman and how she interacts with her patrons. 
Bree’s Purr-fect Mate 
By Roxy Wilson
Lance Emerson enjoys a simple life, until one dark night, he finds himself staring into the harsh end of a gun. Completely terrified, Lance is rescued by a beautiful woman like no other he'd ever seen before. Slightly embarrassed but smitten, Lance finds himself thinking about the voluptuous Bree Winters.

Bree's life is vastly different from Lance's. Believing a relationship with a mortal wouldn't be a good idea, she resolves to try to steer clear of an evil shapeshifter, Garth, who has been vying for her affections.
When another chance encounter brings Bree and Lance together, their feelings are undeniable, but with the evil Garth bent on keeping them apart, a happy ending may not be so easy to obtain. Lance and Bree will have to defeat Garth and remain unscathed in order to have the love they want.

Abby's Awakening 
By Alela Marsh

Abby Turner is thrilled and flattered when charismatic professor, Gordon Fairfax, asks her to elope with him. While her father is away, she eagerly runs off with Gordon to his tiny hometown in Vermont--only to find that his plans for her are anything but what she expected.
Complicating matters is the mysterious--but darkly alluring--man who seems to be following them once they arrive in Vermont. Abby isn't quite sure what's going on, but she soon learns that finding out may be a matter of life and death...her own.

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Love in Black and White

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Plagued By Quilt by Molly MacRae ~A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #4 ~ REVIEW

I have had the pleasure of visiting Blue Plum four times now. Each time has been a true pleasure and very enjoyable. Kath, Geneva, and TGIF gang always have a lot going on. This time there were two mysteries they needed to solve, plus Kath had a workshop to do at the Homeplace Living History Farms. There is a lot happening in Blue Plum right now and I had a great visit. I had a chance to catch up with Kath and the TGIF crew and checked in at Mel's to see what new creative recipes she is serving up now. I swear I can smell her yummy creations as I read. 

As you might be able to tell I fell in love with the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series from book number one,  Last Wool and Testament.  Molly MacRae captured my attention with her fun characters, her quirky and spunky ghost, and the intriguing story lines she writes. 

Plagued by Quilt is an intriguing story of a cold case murder that Geneva may know more about then she wants too. She just has to get past her nervous issues when she thinks about it to help Kath figure out what is going on.

Then there is the case of murder of one of the staff members. It turns out that there are more suspects then the police think. When they make an arrest the TGIF group sets out to find out the true story and make sure the correct person is punished for the murder. 

I found it so much fun to watch them work together. They have a way of getting themselves in a little bit of trouble and have to find their way out. Kath is really good at ending up in places she should not be at just the WRONG time. I love watching her trying to talk her way out of trouble or a dangerous situation. She does have a way of ending up in those. 

As always I laughed just as much as I was kept in suspense by Ms. MacRae's story. I really enjoy this lady's stories. Plagued by Quilt is a lot of fun and a great mystery. I have to admit I'd LOVE to meet Geneva. This ghost is quirky and spunky and always has her own input on things. It is always interesting for Kath to try to explain something to Geneva in front of people. I can never help but laugh though most of these scenes. 

There are a few surprises revealed during the story that I did not see coming. There is a big surprise at the end of the book for Ardis (one of the members of the TGIF group). I can not wait to see what unfolds with that surprise in the next Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery book. I will be impatiently awaiting the next release in this great series. 

If you enjoy a fun cozy mystery then you really should give Molly MacRae's work a try. If you haven't read the previous books in this series, don't worry, I think you be able to enjoy this one just fine as a stand alone. However you might want to go back and grab the other three because they are great as well. I don't think I can pick a favorite out of the four I have read so far. I think they are all my favorite.

I was given the opportunity to read this great book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Plagued By Quilt.

You may read more of my reviews on Molly MacRae's work here.

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  Plagued By Quilt

 Spinning in Her Grave 

 Dyeing Wishes 

  Last Wool and Testament

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Curves 'Em Right by MIlly Taiden ~ Paranormal Dating Agency ~ Wickedly Innocent Promotions


Paranormal Dating Agency Book 4 - STANDALONE

BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance

A BBW in search of love + two sexy wolf shifters ready to claim her as their mate = Sizzling Ménage Romance

Daniella Flores is looking for a good man. A man who will accept her as she is and go crazy for her curves. So far she’s had no luck in the romance department and is worried she might never find the right one. When Mrs. Wilder of the PDA offers to help, Dani is all for trying anything. Mrs. Wilder promises to find her love, romance and hot sex. What woman in her right mind would say no to that?

Kane and Blake have been searching for a mate to complete their Alpha triad. There’s just one problem: they’ve yet to find a woman they both want. Not to worry, Kane’s mother comes to the rescue and brings in the PDA. Unfortunately for them, Mrs. Wilder has something up her sleeve and it’s not a bra. When they meet their mysterious date, they know she’s the woman they need.

A masquerade ball brings Dani and the shifters together. The two men who are really good friends with Dani’s overprotective older brother. She’ll get one chance to finally live the fantasy night she’s always wanted with the wild wolves. Besides, it’s not like they could really want her for a mate. It will take some maneuvering for Kane and Blake to keep Dani, not lose their friend and their pack, and prove her curves are the only ones they want.

Reader Warning: This book contains panty-melting sex (the kind that makes you need fudge and a cold shower), adult language (we like some freaky dirty talk), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with two men on one curvy sarcastic girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

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“May I ask, are you averse to multiples?”
Say what? “I’m sorry what do you mean? Multiple what? Dates?”
“Multiple men. I’m not sure if you are aware, but some shifter packs have what’s
called a Triad. That means two leaders need a female to complete their Alpha set and
lead the pack. Together. They mate together and they sleep together. Almost all the
She raised her brows in surprise. “You mean like a ménage but forever?”
“Yeah. Happily ménage ever after.”
“Well, shit. Count me in. I don’t care if you can get me one, two, or a whole pack
of men who want me. As long as they genuinely want to be with me and are not just
doing it out of some duty to help out the fat girl.”
“My clients are not that kind. They’re aggressive. Possessive. Jealous. They love
their women because of their curves, not despite them. And they will show it.”

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Nobody’s Baby by Carol Burnside ~ Release Blitz

Nobody’s Baby
 by Carol Burnside 


She was the incubator,
nothing more
until the parents died tragically.
Now she’s having Nobody’s Baby.

For Kate Morissey, becoming a surrogate seems like a great way to refill her tuition account and get the education she’s always wanted. After putting her life on hold to raise and educate her two brothers, she’s desperate for freedom and a college degree that will secure her future. Weeks away from realizing her dreams, a freak accident threatens everything.

Adopted as a boy into the safety of the Hawthorne family, Rio swore he'd never become a father. He won’t pass along his cruel legacy of abuse. When he inherits the last Hawthorne heir, obligation and duty dictates he abandon the challenges of guiding safari’s and become a parent. Convincing Kate to teach him infant care was the easy part. Proving his love isn’t her prison may be the hardest thing he’s ever done.

Nobody’s Baby has a Christmas holiday ending.

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Rio couldn’t figure Kate out. At first he’d thought her greedy, but she lived modestly and he saw no evidence of extravagance in her life. He would’ve thought she’d be happy to be pampered for awhile. Instead, she was fiercely independent and acted like they were punishing her.
He’d carried her into the house, glad the reporters were absent for once and not here as witnesses, and deposited her on her bed with the extra pillow elevating her feet. Following her instructions, he’d found her suitcase and opened it beside her, then proceeded to fetch the various items she called for. Surely she had enough stuff in that bag to last her a month of Sundays by now. “Is that everything?”
“Ah, no.” Kate’s gaze darted around the room, and he could swear her skin was pinker.
“Just point me in the right direction. What do you need?”
Her gaze bounced off him and wandered again. “Um ... underwear.”
“Oh.” He stared at his feet, his mind racing for alternatives to her moving from the bed.
“I can get them. It won’t take but a second.”
“No way. Just watching you hobbling to the bathroom hurt me.” Hell. It was bad enough having to carrying her, feeling her soft breasts pressed against his chest, inhaling the feminine scent that was part soap, part shampoo, part essence of Kate. It had done strange things to his insides that he still hadn’t fully recovered from. He didn’t need to know what kind of things she wore closest to her soft, fragrant skin. “Tell me which drawer. I’ll bring it to you.”
“Good idea.” She beamed at him. “The top middle one in the dresser.”
Rio slid it out and off the track before his gaze dropped to its contents. Oh, man. He’d been in Africa too long, been without a woman way too long when the mere sight of bras and panties in a drawer made him imagine what they’d look like on a woman eight months pregnant. Never thought he’d see the day, but had to admit the mental picture wasn’t an unattractive one when the woman was Kate.

Want to read more? Visit Carol’s website HERE for a longer excerpt.

 author bio and links:

Carol Burnside: Sizzling romance with heart and humor

Carol is an award-winning author of Sweetwater Springs, a series of contemporary, small town romances with serious sizzle and a generous dose of southern charm. She enjoys a second-chance-at-love story with her husband of over thirty years. A native Texan, Carol's love of travel coupled with a history of living in her share of small towns and metropolitan areas gives her a broad range of settings to choose from. She admits that as long as she has her hubby and dogs with her and a generous supply of sweetened tea, she can make her home almost anywhere. 
Writing as Annie Rayburn, she produces alternate reality, soft sci-fi and lite paranormal erotic romances.
Carol blogs on her website at
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Initial reviews for Nobody’s Baby:

“This is not the first book of Carol's I have read but it is definitely a favourite. I'll probably read it again by the end of the weekend!!” — Boots, Goodreads 5-star review

“I'm not done yet but I am really enjoying this book! I hope all ends well. I am already recommending this book to people” — Andrea, 4-star Amazon review

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Razed by Shiloh Walker ~Barnes Brothers #2 ~ Review ~

I have not yet met a Shiloh Walker book that I did not like. She never fails to captivate my attention at a rather quick rate. Razed is certainly no exception to this rule. I was captivated by Keelie and Zane from the beginning of the book. I enjoyed this book so much I just don't know where to start.

What I really liked about Razed was that it was a really sweet and steamy romance story. Zane does so many wonderful things to try to show Keelie just how much he does care for her. Keelie isn't looking for romance right now and really doesn't want anything to do with a relationship. A relationship with her boss' brother isn't any where on her radar until one steamy kiss leads to more. Oh my once these two start to warm things up things get hot, really hot. 

Keelie is a strong independent woman that does things her own way. She has already made the mistake of thinking she was in love with someone when she really wasn't it. I loved this girls feisty attitude and her ability to kick butt when needed. She's funny and sweet, and feisty and mean all wrapped up in one package. 

Zane is a sweet guy that has been through a lot. He grew up in the shadow of his brothers' spotlight. He had a few issues from childhood and has always stood up for the underdog. He has been crushing on Keelie since they met. The problem is he hasn't been able to grab her attention long enough to show her. However one steamy kisses changes things a lot. Zane is one of those sweetheart guys that a girl just can't help but love. He can also fight dirty if need be.  

I really enjoyed getting to know Keelie and Zane. They both have a few issues from their past that they have to overcome in order to help make their relationship together work. Keelie has a few trust issues and Zane has to prove that he is the guy to make her feel secure. 

There is plenty of drama and a few mysterious things going on. I don't want to tell you too much about those, you'll have to read the story to see what happens. I will tell you that I was quickly flipping pages to see what was going to be revealed next. 

Razed is part of the Barnes Brothers' series, however I have not read the first book. I didn't find that I had any problems reading this as a stand alone. I can't wait to read more about this wonderful  family. I have a feeling there are more great stories to come and I will be anxiously awaiting their release. 

I always enjoy Ms. Walker's work. She she always creates a  fascinating story lines. Her characters are always entertaining and have interesting issues and charisma that you just can't wait to learn more about then. She adds in some great drama to keep me turning pages, and some steamy scenes to keep things warm and toasty.

If you are already a Shiloh Walker fan like me, you are going to enjoy this great story. If you haven't yet had a chance to read any work by Ms. Walker, try this one. 

I was given the opportunity to read this great book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Razed.

You may read more of my reviews on Shiloh Walker's work here.

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Earth Enchanted
By Brynna Curry


Writer Liv Corrigan has the worst luck with men -- her telepathy tends to make them run for the hills. When she meets widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke, she decides to keep her talent hidden. Things are looking up until their third date crashes and burns as the man who murdered Jack’s wife turns out to be after him too.

Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv’s mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief killer to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts!

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About the Author: 

 Brynna Curry was born south of the Mason-Dixon Line. After living all over the southern states, she finally landed in North Alabama where she lives with her husband and their three children. Growing up, books fueled her dreams and imagination, ultimately becoming her salvation during the hardest times in her life.Writing is her passion, but she enjoys the fun of sharing those stories with others by reviewing books and working in publicity.

When she isn’t writing or promoting, she’s often found haunting the library for new books to read or just spending an quiet evening at home with Jackie watching old westerns on TV. Although her wizards, shifters and vampires are as real to her as anyone, she insists love is the truest magic and with it every day is another wonderful adventure.

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