EXCERPT: Light Up the Night by M.L. Buchman

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 14:00
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Like to read romantic suspense? Military romance? Love those alpha, kick-ass women who go for what they want when they want? And love heroes who can keep up with those women? Fancy some sexy and sensual lovin’ and sizzlin’ danger? Helicopters, tanks, and fire fights to keep you turning the pages?

Yeah, then you need to be reading M.L. Buchman and his Night Stalkers. So to make sure you do that, we’ve got a bit of a teaser for you today. Because we know as soon as you finish reading it, you’re going to be making a trip to the bookstore down the street. Or head on over to Amazon to get your Kindle copy.

We’re that confident. So read on!

Summary:

Name: Trisha O’Malley
Rank: Second Lieutenant and AH -6M “Little Bird” Pilot
Mission : Take down Somali pirates, and deny her past

Name: William Bruce
Rank: Navy SEAL Lieutenant
Mission : Rescue hostages, and protect his past—against all comers

They both have something to hide. When hotshot SOAR helicopter pilot Trisha O’Malley rescues Navy SEAL Bill Bruce from his undercover mission in Somalia, it ignites his fury. Everything about Trisha triggers his mistrust: her elusive past, her wild energy, and her habit of flying past safety’s edge. Even as the heat between them turns into passion’s fire, Bill and Trisha must team up to confront their pasts and survive Somalia’s pirate lords.

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GUEST BLOG: In Love with Alpha Women by M.L. Buchman

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:00
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MLBuchmanI’ve become known for my alpha women. I’m a guy writing romance, I love my alpha women. But when I think about it, it’s nowhere near that simple.

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REVIEW: Light Up The Night by M.L. Buchman

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 0:50
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Veena’s review of Light Up the Night (Night Stalkers, Book 9) by M.L. Buchman
Romantic Suspense published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 02 Sep 14

We’re back with our favorite SOAR team who have left behind the burning heat of the desert sands for the deck of an aircraft carrier. Joined by some of the special ops team members we’ve met before and new member Trisha O’Malley in her little bird, the team is tasked to hunt down Somali pilots and make the shipping lines safer for water craft large and small. The story opens with bullets flying as Trisha and her team complete their mission.

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REVIEW: Long Way Home by HelenKay Dimon

Monday, September 1, 2014 0:00
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Sandy M’s review of Long Way Home (Hanover Brothers, Book 3) by HelenKay Dimon
Contemporary Romance published by Intermix 19 Aug 14

As much as I’ve enjoyed the first two books in this series, it’s Callen’s book I’ve waited for. This hero has had so much unhappiness and the crappiest luck in his life. So I love reading about times with his brothers, now that they’re together and facing the fallout their conman father left behind. But at the end of the last book, when Callen’s world crashed yet again, I couldn’t even fathom what Ms. Dimon would do with this man who’s burrowed his way into my heart.

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REVIEW: The Changeling Soldier by Shona Husk

Sunday, August 31, 2014 0:00
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Veena’s review of The Changeling Soldier (The Court of Annwyn, Book 2.5) by Shona Husk
 Paranormal Fantasy Romance short story published by Shona Husk 29 May 14

This is a short story set in the time period immediately following the last book in the series. As is the nature of short stories, it has a strong compelling beginning, little or no middle  and a rushed ending. While it is important to have read the earlier books in the series to understand the events that are alluded to in this story, the characters are new and stand alone to the series so far.  Read the rest of this entry »

REVIEW: High Passion by Vivian Arend

Saturday, August 30, 2014 0:00
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Sandy M’s review of High Passion (Adrenaline Search & Rescue, Book 2) by Vivian Arend
Contemporary Romance published by Berkley 3 Sep 13

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, so I was looking forward to this one to see how the rest of the search and rescue team take on love while working a very dangerous job. While High Passion is a good story, it doesn’t hit the same high notes for me as High Risk.

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REVIEW: Accidental Duchess by Madeline Hunter

Friday, August 29, 2014 0:00
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Veena’s review of The Accidental Duchess (The Fairbourne Quartet, Book 4) by Madeline Hunter
Historical Romance published by Jove 03 Jun 14

Madeline Hunter has been a long-time favorite, and while I’ve read some of the books in the series, I have to admit that I really had to search my memory for the back stories of the other supporting characters told in the other books in the series. The plot is a bit unbelievable, but if you can roll with it the story, it has some interesting twists and turns.
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EXCERPT: The Best Kind of Trouble by Lauren Dane

Thursday, August 28, 2014 14:00
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Get ready for some sexy rock ‘n roll star brothers. And they’re cowboys to boot. The Best Kind of Trouble, Lauren Dane‘s latest release, gives readers a good look at the dual lives these guys live. And it’s a lot of fun.

But after a life of anything and everything he’s ever wanted while on tour, Paddy Hurley has just met the woman who will rein him in, and he’s happy to leave all the wildness behind.

That’s because Natalie Clayton still has a bit of wildness in her, despite the control she now exerts in her life. In bed these two are as wild as you can get, and Paddy is just fine with that.

But over and above that is family. Paddy goes to his oldest brother, Ezra, when he needs advice. This excerpt today is one of those conversations between these brothers. One of my favorites of the book. I hope you enjoy.

Summary:

She has complete control…and he’s determined to take it away.

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there’s a fine line between well-behaved andmisbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!

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GUEST BLOG: Writing Family by Lauren Dane

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:00
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Lauren DaneI like to write series. One of the main reasons is that I get to write a large cast of characters who all intersect with one another at some point.

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REVIEW: The Best Kind of Trouble by Lauren Dane

Thursday, August 28, 2014 0:00
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Sandy M’s review of The Best Kind of Trouble (Hurley Boys, Book 1) by Lauren Dane
Contemporary Erotic Romance published by HQN 26 Aug 14

Boy, this book and me, we had some ups and downs during the reading. Which really surprises me, because usually most Lauren Dane books shoot pretty straight for me.

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REVIEW: The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 0:00
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Book CoverStevie‘s review of The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman
Historical Literary Fiction published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson 28 Aug 14

Every so often I come across a really different sort of historical novel, and this is one of them. Of course, ‘different’ doesn’t always equate to well-written or enjoyable, but I’m pleased to report that The Fair Fight stands up very well on both counts, although explaining the plot of such a complex, well-populated novel isn’t necessarily as easy as just telling readers to rush out and experience the story for themselves. However, I shall try to give you a feel for it without giving away too much of the plot.

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EXCERPT: It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 13:00
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For me, Jill Shalvis’ book are what romance is all about. Everyday life, everyday characters with problems just like us, and surprises that make those folks take a good look at what they want and what they need.

Becca is the surprise for Sam. Out of the blue everything he’s wanted for years is about to be tossed into the wind. Sam is just want Becca needs. Someone who will love her for who she is and not what she can do for someone. They both have their issues, but together those issues will turn out okay and life is once again good.

So take a minute to get to know Sam and Becca. I think you’ll then want to spend a couple of days with them to discover what romance is all about.

Summary:

One Kiss Can Last Forever

Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now’s her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam’s eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can’t resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca’s heart?

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It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:15
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Sandy M’s review of It’s in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor, Book 10) by Jill Shalvis
Contemporary Romance published by Grand Central Publishing 26 Aug 14

I worried just a bit about reading this book since it’s so far into the series. I needn’t have wasted my brain power with that worry. Now all I want to do is crack open the first book and start from the beginning getting to know all these folks in Lucky Harbor, because I had such fun with Sam, Cole, and Tanner. Then when Becca shows up? Life will never be the same.

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REVIEW: On Sunset Beach by Mariah Stewart

Monday, August 25, 2014 0:00
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Veena’s review of On Sunset Beach (Chesapeake Diaries, Book Eight) by Mariah Stewart
Contemporary Romance published by Ballantine Books 01 Jul 14

I’ve grown to expect a serving of mystery and mayhem in Ms. Stewart’s stories, so I’m somewhat disappointed when all the opportunities to introduce suspense into this story never materialized. Both Ford and Carly are great characters and I enjoyed meeting them very much, as well as re-visiting some of the folks that I’ve met in previous stories set in St. Dennis. Grace Sinclair, with her diary entries and her communing with ghosts and other supernatural things, is a very nice touch, but the story just doesn’t have any highs or lows or true emotional intensity that could capture me and pull me into it. Read the rest of this entry »

REVIEW: Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

Sunday, August 24, 2014 0:00
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Sandy M’s review of Shield of Winter (Psy/Changeling, Book 16) by Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance published by Berkley 3 Jun 14

I’m baffled why I don’t like the Psy stories in this series as much as I do the Changeling stories. As much as I harp about wanting emotion in my reads, with the Psy breaking silence and embracing emotion once again, you’d think I’d be in heaven reading about that. In a way I am. I love reading Nalini Singh, no matter what. But for some reason, the emotion in some of Psy books hasn’t pulled me in like I expected.

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