Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Falling In Love


  The Sheriff's Bride by Kimberly Krey
 Trent Lockheart might be the new sheriff in town, but he can’t stop Jessie Jean from stealing his heart. Sheriff Trent Lockheart knew he’d be in for a challenge when he moved from the big city and a large police force to the small Wyoming town of Cobble Creek. But at least he’d be able to stick to his bachelor ways without temptation. So he thought. Cobble Creek isn’t overflowing with young, single ladies, but Jessie Jean—the gorgeous brunette who runs the Country Quilt Inn—proves more tempting than any woman he’s known. Jessie doesn’t care much for the new sheriff in town. After an explosive first meeting that almost ends in Jessie’s arrest, she’s even more determined to plan on dinner for one for the rest of her life. Sure, the new sheriff is seriously attractive, and after a second, much less dangerous run-in, he might not be that bad, but Jessie has no plan to marry, date, or even let a man into her life. Still, as the days pass, Trent’s surprising charm works past Jessie’s determination, and she finds promise in their budding relationship. After opening up about the difficulties in her past, Jessie finds that Trent is guarding a dark tragedy of his own, one that might threaten their chance at a future together.
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 Of all the nerve! Who in their right mind would remove flyers for a fundraiser to help a single mother battling cancer? If Jessie came across this guy she’d let him have it. No doubt it was a guy; no woman had the heart to do such a thing. She took her frustration out on the stapler, pounding three staples into each corner of the page. “There,” she hissed. “Take this one down. I dare ya.” The deep sound of a man clearing his throat sounded behind her. “Who are you talking to, Miss?” She spun around, surprised to see an unfamiliar officer standing there. Wait, maybe he was familiar after all. Those sunglasses looked a whole lot like the ones she’d caught sight of a moment ago. She hadn’t noticed the uniform, as distracted by she’d been. In those tinted glasses, with that thick, dark hair and chiseled features, he looked more like a Hollywood heartthrob than a … The thought was lost as a shock of lime green caught her eye. Why were those papers in his hands? A gasp tore from her throat. “Are you the one ripping these down?” The man flicked the stack with the back of his hand. “As a matter of fact,” he mumbled around a toothpick between his lips, “that’s exactly who I am.” It was the perfect clash – the ugly admittance of what he’d done, and the attractive features of his face. Everything about him boasted manly perfection. His well-defined jaw showed hints of a five-o’clock shadow, the scruff also casing that perfectly sculpted mouth. The impressive span of his chest and shoulders said he was disciplined too; muscles like that didn’t happen overnight. Jessie forced her mind back to the less-attractive parts of him. Mainly, the part that was trying to sabotage her upcoming event. She reached out to snatch the stack from his grip, but he yanked it from her reach, a wry smile pulling at his lips. She gasped once more, visions of grade school coming to mind. Mean Milton playing keep away after swiping her backpack. “You’re a bully,” she accused. “No, ma’am, I’m just doing my duty.” The sunglasses made it hard to dissect just what was going through his head. In the reflection, Jessie saw a ticked-off version of herself, looking somewhat small from the lowered angle. A hand went to her hip. She leaned on one foot. “Did you take even one teeny tiny second to read what’s on those flyers? Huh? Because if you did, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.” “Ma’am, I don’t care if you’re having a yard sale or warning the town that a UFO landed in your backyard. What you’re doing is illegal.” Fire roared in her chest. “Who are you?” The officer slowly lifted a hand, took hold of the sunglasses he wore, and pulled them off his face. Their eyes locked as he moved the toothpick from one corner of his lips to the next. “I’m the new sheriff in town.”
   "One of the best books I've read... there were parts where I cried, laughed and cheered at the happily ever after." Ginny LaMere
 "...a sweet but rowdy romance with charming characters, a heartwarming story, and breathtaking moments too." Kindle Customer 3     Author Kimberly Krey
Kimberly has always been a fan of good, clean romance, so she decided to specialize in writing 'Romance That's Clean without Losing the Steam'. She's a fervent lover of God, family, and cheese platters, as well as the ultimate hater of laundry.  
 
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YESTERDAY'S TEARS



Yesterday’s Tears (Yesterday’s Paranormal Mysteries)
by Sam Cheever


Yesterday’s Tears (Yesterday’s Paranormal Mysteries)
Paranormal Mystery/Women Sleuths
5th in Series
Electric Prose Publications (September 28, 2018)
Print Length – Approximately 200 pages
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It might be a murder from decades ago, but it still has its claws in the present…and someone seems determined to drag Anna into it.
It’s way too soon to be returning to a haunted mansion, and Anna’s favorite cowboy ghost does his best to talk her out of it. But the opportunity to pick from the beautiful antiques left to her in a Crocker resident’s will is just too tempting for Anna and Pratt to pass up. So they’re going in…
They’re prepared to deal with a few cold spots. Maybe the occasional flickering light. But what Anna and the boys weren’t counting on was bumping up against the ghost of Josiah Bumgartner, a contemporary of Joss’ from the 1800s. And when Josiah claims the old woman who lived in the house hid his bones around the place, Anna agrees to help him find them. But something much darker is at work there. And, unfortunately for our happy little gang of antique hunters…Anna seems to have unwittingly stepped right into the middle of it.


At a certain time of year it seems appropriate to look for something a little spookier to read. Something with a little more edge. Yesterday's Tears certainly offered all that and more.

With elements of mystery as a basis, and a ghostly paranormal element, this opportunity turned dangerously destructive for antiques store owner Anna Yesterday and friends.
She had been pleasantly surprised when an elderly woman seemingly left her an estate full of antiques. 
No sooner had Anna and Pratt gone to inventory their windfall than trouble stepped over the doorstep.

From disputed claims over the inheritance to wrathful ghosts not wanting buried secrets uncovered, Anna is nearly convinced she should just walk away. However, it is not her nature to turn her back on a mystery.

I may have felt more comfortable at the beginning if I had read a previous book in this series, but I know Sam Cheever's writing and was not left in the dark for long. The action never stopped and there were surprises around every corner.

About the Author

Let’s face it, nobody really cares that Sam Cheever is a USA Today Bestselling Author. Nobody cares that she’s written a whole ton of fun and snappy books. Let’s face it, the most interesting thing about Sam is the fact that she’s a dogaholic. Yeah, there’s no Dogaholic’s Anonymous chapter that can help her. Believe me, she’s looked. So Sam deals with her problem the best way she knows how. She digs into the mountains of personal experiences (mostly involving dog poo) to write GREAT dog characters.
Oh, and there are some people in her books too. She’s also pretty good at those.
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Stolen Obsession




Book Details:

Book Title: Stolen Obsession by Marlene M. Bell
Category: Adult Fiction; 284 pages
Genre: Romantic Mystery / Thriller
Publisher: Ewephoric Publishing
Release date: March 20, 2018
Tour dates: Sept 10 to 28, 2018
Content Rating: R (Small bit of language and one detailed sex scene)

Book Description:

Antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury dreams of a quiet life on the family's sheep farm, far away from Manhattan's brownstones, when her closest confidant falls victim to a mugging gone wrong. This had to be a hit--There are echoes from the past--and detectives have no leads. Then at a gallery opening, she sees an artifact on display, an interlocking necklace of horse heads matching her friend's stolen bracelet. Annalisse fears for the curator who owns the piece.

Convinced the jewelry collection is evil and must be destroyed, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner's womanizing son. Alec Zavos has his mother's ear but dismisses Annalisse's concerns--until a second victim at the opening brings them together in a fight against treachery, a race through exotic lands, and an unimaginable future. If Annalisse can survive...

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IF I COULD CHOOSE THE ACTORS TO PLAY MY STOLEN OBSESSION CHARACTERS, WHO WOULD THEY BE?

            For the heck of it, I sent the manuscript for Stolen Obsession out to movie seekers and directors last year. This movie company looks for their next blockbuster by using novels. Personally, I love movies that come from talented authors. I received a polite note back where they had declined by work, not on the writing but the solely on the story premise. They told me that adventures in the form of an Indiana Jones-style story had fallen out of favor with Hollywood. I beg to differ as a Harrison Ford hound and rerun watcher, but those who review manuscripts know what they like when they find it. My story had plenty of movement and thriller elements and travels three countries including Greece and Turkey. I thought it would be fun to imagine who would play some of the mains.
            Hands down, the actress ideally suited for my main character, Annalisse Drury, is Anne Hathaway. Her wide, dark eyes and bubbly personality would add the depth required for a person well-versed in antiquities but hauntingly attractive. Anne could easily pull off the librarian kind of studiousness of a history major with the sexiness of a leading partner with Alec.
            Annalisse’s love interest is Alec Zavos, a Greek magnate with a tabloid reputation of being too close to the ladies. A bunch of them. I couldn’t imagine the most opposite personality for a woman like Annalisse. But he’s too gorgeous and smart to keep even the homebody, farm girl who works in an art gallery at bay for long. The actor I’d like to see in Alec’s part is Bradley Cooper. Something about that man’s eyes with a five o’clock shadow. What a turn on!

            Alec’s mother, Generosa Zavos would have to be played by a super strong, opinionated actress. Generosa is Italian and a bit of a matchmaker. In each scene she’s trying to put her son closer to Annalisse, a woman she feels is best suited to her only child, Alec. I would choose Helen Mirren as the strong-arming, fiery woman in charge of making sure that her family is happy. Dye Ms. Mirren’s hair darker and add the Italian accent and she’d be the perfect matchmaker who gets into tons of trouble in Stolen Obsession.




Although I read a lot of mysteries and crime novels, this was not my usual read. As long as you are able to suspend disbelief and allow yourself to flow with the action, this dangerous adventure is a five star read. 
The first paragraph of this book sets the tone for where Analisse's head and heart are and leads to her relationship with Gerenosa. Although this paragraph is in such contrast to the party in which the story begins, it sets a firm foundation for what follows.
Other than our three main protagonists, well four if you could Chase, I could never feel comfortable trusting ANYONE in this book. Alec and Analisse had faith is some local police they had a history with but with all going on, I had my doubts about even them. NOTHING is as it seems.

With international intrigue and the glamour of a world far beyond the means of 99 per cent of the world's population, this is a spy novel for a broader audience.
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Marlene Bell is an acclaimed artist and photographer as well as a writer. Her sheep and lamb landscapes grace the covers of many publications such as, Sheep!, The Shepherd, Ranch & Rural Living and Sheep Industry News, to name a few. Her mail order venture, Ewephoric, began in 1985 out of the need to find personalized stationery depicting sheep that truly looked like them. She wrote Among the Sheep, nonfiction in 2009, and the Annalisse Series launched in March 2018.

Marlene and her husband, Gregg reside on a wooded ranch in East Texas with their 50 head of spoiled Horned Dorset sheep, a lovable Maremma guard dog named, Tia, and 3 attention-loving cats who rule the household.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Cover Reveal: A Stain on the Soul



Resigned to another lifetime of being a witch’s familiar, Caitlyn has found a degree of peace in her role as the Duke of Normandy’s protector and spy.
But that peace is shattered when she returns to her native land only to come face-to-face with her past, and fall in love with a man who she desperately hopes will become her future.






Elizabeth Davies is a paranormal author, whose books have a romantic flavour with more than a hint of suspense. And death. There's usually death...
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