Review: Relentless by Cheryl Douglas

Relentless (Nashville Nights #5)Title: Relentless
Author:  Cheryl Douglas
Series: Nashville Nights
Publisher:  self
Format: ebook
ISBN: B008EW4MGY
Genre: Romance
Release date: June 25th 2012
Number of pages: 171

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Summary

Nikki Spencer is all grown up, but the world still sees her as the little girl she used to be. She’s ready to prove to her adoring public, and a certain rough riding rodeo champion, that sweet little Nikki isn’t as innocent as everyone seems to think.

J.T. McCall has a reputation as a rough rider, both on the bull-riding circuit, and in the bedroom. So what’s he to do when an innocent, like country crooner, Nikki Spencer, sets her sights on him? He plans to do what any good old country boy would do, save the lady from herself. But who will save J.T. when this little firecracker sets his world on fire?

My Thoughts
This book was sweet and fast. We already met these two in previous books and and we can actually see how they discover a way to be together.
Nikki is the perfect girl, daughter of Luc and is now trying a career as country singer. She’s really good and popular plus with the father she has every dream is becoming reality. She also have a plan for the next ten years and everything that matters to her is singing.
JT is Ty brother and after their parents sold the ranch, he’s following a very dangerous life as a rough rider, but he always thinks about miss Nikki and once they met again he’ll give her a night to remember.
Everything was fine so far for me, but the relationship didn’t evolved really well, plus there was no time and explanations about where things were going between these two. They are not my favorite couple but the book was good. Only wished to see more after they decided to be together. Nikki is set about her future and that’s great but she could also think about a love life on the side. She is not in tour the entire year and JT is the marrying kind now.

 

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Books in this Series

#1 – Shameless
#2 – Fearless
#3 – Ruthless

#4 – Reckless

#5 – Relentless

#6 – Heartless

#7 – Hopeless

#8 – Careless

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About the Author

 

It took me thirty-seven years to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. I thought I’d found my calling. In fact, I worked as a nutritionist for twelve years before I finally admitted to myself that while I enjoyed my work, I couldn’t imagine doing it for the next thirty years.

My sub-conscious knew that I wanted to be a writer long before the conscious part of my mind decided to get with the program. While my sub-conscious was hard at work creating character profiles, plots and storylines, my conscious mind was telling me it was crazy to give up a successful business on the off-chance one of my manuscripts might rise to the top of someone’s never-ending slush pile. After years of listening to that negative voice, I was finally ready to stop making excuses, face the fear and follow my dream of becoming a full-time writer, no matter the outcome. I’m so thankful I did.

I love bringing my characters to life and I am so grateful to have readers who love those characters as much as I do.

When I take a break from writing it’s to spend time with my husband (a.k.a. my real life hero), my son, and my writing partner, Tia, a spirited Havanese who enjoys tapping her paw on my keyboard whenever I need a little comic relief.

www.cheryldouglasbooks.com

Review: Beg For It by Stacey Kennedy

Beg For It (Pact of Seduction, #2)Title: Beg For It
Author:  Stacey Kennedy
Series: Pact of Seduction
Publisher:  Loose Id
Format: ebook
Genre: Erotica
Release date: May 29th 2012
Number of pages: 90

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Summary

The Pact of Seduction has one rule—fulfill your ultimate fantasy. Bella’s problem, she can’t live up to her vow. But her failure spins events that lead her into unknown territory. Kole, a Dom at the sex club Castle Dolce Vita, wasn’t part of her fantasy, but he’s about to show her he should have been.

Kole is more than willing to introduce Bella to BDSM since he’s held an interest in her for some time. But the feisty woman isn’t easily tamed and her strong personality proves to be difficult. While she might be determined to keep him at a distance, Kole has other ideas. He won’t allow her to shut him out.

A pact between best friends brought them together, emotional barriers tear them apart. Kole skillfully reminds Bella through pleasure and punishment that she is now his submissive, and her place is under his command.

My Thoughts
The first book on this series was really good and now we get to see how Bella fulfills her fantasy since this hole thing was her idea.
This book was not what expected because we started thinking Bella’s fantasy was having sex with another women, but everything changed and now we get to see her with uber sexy Dom Kole.
At first it was a surprise for me because she doesn’t act much submissive but things turned better than ever after I realized that these two have a really great chemistry, plus he made her surrender in such a glorious way.
In the first book we met him and I got the felling we would be seeing him again, but not with Bella, since he’s desire for pain is very strong and in this book he was very gentle and not everything he could be because he wanted her so bad and since is her first time in BDSM he tried to be strong but not excessive.
I liked these two together and the spicy scenes were really good, plus Bella needed to deal with some issues from her past and Kole was the perfect person to help her.
Cant wait for the next book now.

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Books in this Series

#1 – Bind Me

#2 – Beg For It

#3 – Untitled

#4 – Untitled

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Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and they even give you a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance eBooks bestseller lists.

Stacey welcomes comments from readers. You can find her at http://www.staceykennedy.com

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Review: Bind Me by Stacey Kennedy

Bind Me (Pact of Seduction, #1)Title: Bind Me
Author:  Stacey Kennedy
Series: Pact of Seduction
Publisher:  Loose Id
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781611185706
Genre: Erotica
Release date: October 11th 2011
Number of pages: 60

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Summary

Four best friends embrace their fantasies and make a pact of seduction to live out their deepest and darkest desires. The women place their lives in the hands of fate and one short straw declares Marley will be the first to awaken her secret wishes.

Reed, a Dom at sex club Castle Dolce Vita, has lived the BDSM lifestyle for awhile, but has yet to find a submissive that suits him. That is until he meets Marley, a woman seeking to indulge her fantasies.

As Reed guides her through a night of pleasure, Marley brings more to him than a perfect submissive–she stirs emotions in him long ago lost. By binding Marley, he runs up against his own limits, and now he has to choose between his self-protective barriers or surrendering to the wildfire Marley has reignited in his heart.

My Thoughts
The book start at Marley 25th birthday and she’s happy with her life but a bit bored. After some drinks are poured Marley and her three best friends decide to make a pact and fulfill their darkest fantasies. They share with the others and will help each other, Marley was lucky and she is the first.
Marley is a teacher and wants for one to be controlled as in a light BDSM adventure. That’s how we came to met Master Reed. He is a Dom in the Castle Dolce Vita club, a very exclusive environment to help people with BDSM life. Master Reed was looking for a new sub and came across Marley on the club forum website.
I liked how these two fit perfectly. She wanted a taste of this life and he’s an expert on light BDSM, but I felt so sad for him. After his girlfriend and sub broke their relationship two years ago, he never found a women that could touch his heart and fantasies. Marley does that and even more. Master Reed is a bastard for a short time but he come to his senses really fast and the end was sweet and sexy.
This was a novella that really entertained me. As a BDSM fan I could understand the plot and loved the characters personality. Now I can’t wait for the rest of the series to be released.

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Books in this Series

#1 – Bind Me

#2 – Beg For It

#3 – Untitled

#4 – Untitled

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This review is part of the tour for Beg For It by Stacey Kennedy, book two of the Pact of Seduction series.

Review: The More I See by Lisa Mondello

Title: The More I See
Author:  Lisa Mondello
Series: Texas Hearts
Publisher:  Avalon
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781476431666
Genre: Romance
Release date: Published 2012
Number of pages: 192

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Summary

As a top-notch cutting horse trainer, Cody Gentry was riding high until he lost his eyesight after a freak chemical accident. Unable to see the hand in front of his face, never mind the horse or cattle he trained, he knows his life is over and slips deep into depression. His whole future hinges on the success of an eye surgery that could give him his old life back.

When guide dog trainer, Lyssa McElhannon, arrives on his ranch like Florence Nightingale coming to save him, he wants no part of her or her guide dog. But something about Lyssa’s musical laugh coupled with her tenacity digs under his skin and won’t let go. Having been blind most of her life, Lyssa understands the paralyzing fear Cody feels after losing his vision. But she refuses to let the stubborn cowboy waste his life away sitting in a chair when she knows first-hand that a good guide dog can change his world. She just needs one month to prove it to him.

Falling in love with Cody was not part of Lyssa’s plan, nor was having him open her eyes to see that there was a whole lot of living she’d been missing out on.

My Thoughts
This book tells the story of Cody Gentry and he’s related to Beau from the first book of this series. They are brothers and after do many years apart from each other it sounds like the family is coming together again since Beau is living on The Double T.
But the book is all about Cody and his sight problems. After a accident eight months he lost his sight and delved into a depression, especially since all his life the most important thing for him was the ranch and a blind guy is mostly useless on a ranch. That’s when his father brings home Lyssa.
Lyssa used to be blind and after a surgery got her sighting back, now she works with the only thing that kept her sane while without seeing, a guiding dog. She now helps other blind people to be independent and have a normal life with a dogs help. And that’s how she met Cody.
I loved how the author made these two character fit so well. They both have flaws and after arguing about the dog, both connected so well that is beautiful to see. Cody had to trust in her and Lyssa needed to lose some fears and start living more. The relationship that started between them was really special and I was cheering for them to be together at the end. Great book.

 

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Books in this Series

#1 – Her Heart for the Asking

#2 – His Heart for the Trusting

#3 – The More I See

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Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she’ll ever have. She’s not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she’d still be penning stories with paper and pen.  Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 350,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at http://www.lisamondello.blogspot.com or chat on Twitter at @LisaMondello.

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Review: His Heart for the Trusting by Lisa Mondello

His Heart for the Trusting (Book 2 Texas Hearts)Title: His Heart for the Trusting
Author:  Lisa Mondello
Series: Texas Hearts
Publisher:  Avalon
Format: ebook
ISBN: B007AWZGSM
Genre: Romance
Release date: February 15th 2012
Number of pages: 192

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Summary

Ever since Mitch Broader set foot in Texas, he dreamed of owning his own ranch. Now that he’s bought a share in the Double T Ranch, he’s one step closer to the dream. Then his past greets him in the form of a baby basket, complete with infant and birth certificate naming him as the father. He can’t change diapers and work toward his dream at the same time.
When Sara Lightfoot, “Miss Hollywood” in Mitch’s eyes, rescues him with her particular knack for handling his precocious son, he hires her on the spot as a temporary nanny. No matter how much Sara’s dark eyes and warm heart make this bachelor think of making their arrangement permanent, she’s made it perfectly clear she has other plans that don’t include him or his dreams.
Sara Lightfoot never thought she’d return to her home on the reservation. Now she plans to reclaim the life she left by going back to the reservation as a Native American storyteller, teaching the Apache children stories of their culture. She didn’t expect Mitch Broader’s sexy smile or job offer as a live-in nanny to derail those plans. After all she’s been through to come home, can she open up her heart once again to love?
My Thoughts

I do love a good romance and I expected more romance in this book, maybe because of Sara’s past, but I liked the twists this stories showed.

 

We met Mitch in the first book of this series and for me he was nothing more that another ranch hand, but we discovered in this book that he’s now starting a business on the ranch along with Beau. But what he’s really after is to buy his on peace of land. But one day Mitch ex-wife dumped a baby on his hand and disappeared.

 

That’s when Sara showed up. She was moving back home after a bad separation and knows how to take care of a little baby and since Mitch is very busy and don’t a thing about babies, she agreed to be a nanny until he finds another person to care for the little guy.

 

I liked how these two learned to live together and still protect the baby, especially after we realized that his mama is nothing but a gold digger and is only trying to take Mitch’s money by using the little baby.

 

What I didn’t like was the speed of the relationship, especially after we discovered how bad Sara’s husband used to treat her. She accepted Mitch is her life rally fast and we couldn’t see more that a kiss and these two are already telling the L world to each other. But I liked how Sara fought for Mitch and the baby.

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Books in this Series

#1 – Her Heart for the Asking

#2 – His Heart for the Trusting

#3 – The More I See

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Author Bio

Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she’ll ever have. She’s not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she’d still be penning stories with paper and pen.  Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 350,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at http://www.lisamondello.blogspot.com or chat on Twitter at @LisaMondello.

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Review: Her Heart for the Asking by Lisa Mondello

Her Heart for the AskingTitle: Her Heart for the Asking
Author:  Lisa Mondello
Series: Texas Hearts
Publisher:  self pub
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781465908490
Genre: Romance
Release date: February 8th 2012
Number of pages: 182

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Summary

Promises made…secrets kept…

Mandy Morgan swore she’d never step foot in Texas again after Beau Gentry left her for life on the rodeo circuit eight years before. He once promised he’d love her forever. But he’d abandoned their love for the rodeo and she hadn’t seen him since. Now she’s back in Texas. Her uncle’s heart is failing and Mandy has to convince him that surgery will save his life. She never dreamed the first thing she’d see when she stepped off the plane would be her biggest nightmare…the one man she’d never stopped loving.

Beau Gentry had the fever for two things: the rodeo and Mandy Morgan. But for Beau, loving Mandy was complicated by his father’s vendetta against her uncle and a promise he’d made to an old friend. Hank Promise, Mandy’s uncle, was more like a father to Beau than his old man had been. The hardest thing Beau had ever done was leave Mandy behind for the rodeo. He can still see the bitterness and hurt on her face. It has killed him all these years to think Mandy had forgotten him…maybe even in the arms of another man. But now they’re both back in Texas, and Beau’s going to do all he can to win back her love.

My Thoughts

Mandy and Beau were together eight years ago when she visited her Uncle Hank during summers. Mandy loved Beau but he ended things with her and decided to join the rodeo, claiming not love her.

 

Now Mandy is back in her uncle house, because he’s terrible sick and needs a surgery, but being a stubborn guy he doesn’t want it. Now Mandy has to deal with uncle Hank surgery and beau back in her life.

 

I loved how Mandy discovered her true feelings and also a few stories, but didn’t like her relationship with Beau since the first place. She was sixteen when they had a thing and now she’s not happy in her life, but thinks everything is because of him and how they broke up.

 

I didn’t like the fact she was pushing her life because everybody say is better and not choosing for herself. She is a big girl and it took her some time to realize things needed change. But why only in the last few pages I don’t know.

 

Wish we could see more of these two relationship in the present, because we only have a few memories from the past and both changed a lot since them. I didn’t like the fact they jumped so far in the relationship after years being far away and Mandy a couple days before was really hurt. things happened a bit too fast for me.

 

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Books in this Series

#1 – Her Heart for the Asking

#2 – His Heart for the Trusting

#3 – The More I See

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"What are you doing here?" Mandy Morgan asked, dropping her too-heavy overnight case on the sun-roasted tarmac. After a grueling forty-eight hour work stint and a five-hour flight from Philadelphia, she stood wilting under the brutal Texas sun, facing her biggest nightmare.

 

Beau Gentry.

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Author Bio

 

Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she’ll ever have. She’s not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she’d still be penning stories with paper and pen.  Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 350,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at http://www.lisamondello.blogspot.com or chat on Twitter at @LisaMondello.

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Review: Kade’s Dark Embrace by Kym Grosso

Kade's Dark EmbraceTitle: Kade’s Dark Embrace
Author:  Kym Grosso
Series: Immortals of New Orleans
Publisher:  self pub
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780615613376
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 5th 2012
Number of pages: 250

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Summary

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. Will she eventually give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade if she makes it out alive?

My Thoughts
The book has two of my favorite things at the moment: a serial killer investigation and vampires. It was pretty good for a new series and now I have this debut author on my watch list.
During the book we follow detective Sydney and the vampire Kade. At this reality the vampires and other supernatural beings are know to the population and they have a special police to investigate their crimes called P-CAP.
Kade was called by a friend to investigate a few mysteries happening in Philadepia and at his first night in the city he met Sydney on the street and didn’t know they would work together. Sydney has a big problem with trusting the supernaturals of any kind after being attacked a few years back.
So the first death brought these two together and now Sydney has to work with a vamp that makes her tingle everywhere. It’s kinda interesting to now what these two are felling, because the sensations are new to both of them, since Sydney never had a serious relationship were she loved another person deeply and Kade has lived far too long but never really found his soul mate.
I loved how protective Kade was but at the same time he accepted how strong and capable Sydney was and he never just used her. Sydney is struggling with her new feelings and trying to wrap her mind around the fact that a vampire is making her happy and meddling in her life at the same time.
The investigation was a very good fact that showed a mystic side of New Orleans and the Voodoo religion. Loved how the deaths were explained and how it helped to understand the connections with the past. It was a great book and now I believe the new is about Luca.

 

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Guest Post with Kym Grosso

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Today I have author Kym Grosso for a Guest Post. She’s currently on book tour for Kade’s dark Embrace, first book of the series Immortals of New Orleans.

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Hi Everyone! I would like to thank Book Travels for hosting me today on my virtual book tour for Kade’s Dark Embrace. I really appreciate the opportunity to stop by and share a guest post with readers. This post is about is about locations for novels. What locations do you prefer to read about in books? Snow covered mountains? Beaches? Urban settings? Exotic, faraway countries? Familiar locals? Whatever your preference, I do hope you enjoy my take on locations in books.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain

Location, Location, Location

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Reading a book can take us away to a faraway country or to Mom & Pop’s hometown diner. One minute we can be reading about a bustling urban street and then in the next chapter, we are reading about horses in the fields of Kentucky. Some locations we may know like the back of our hand. But other locations, we visualize the setting through the author’s eyes. As a reader, one of my favorite things about reading is being able to learn about a new place; one filled with its own distinct characteristics. And interestingly enough, that is also what I love about traveling.

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As a traveler, my favorite thing to do when I go on vacation is to learn about the local culture, arts and cuisine. From a visiting a haunted plantation and eating jerk chicken in Jamaica to touring a Voodoo museum and eating beignets in New Orleans, our senses are teased and tickled along our journey. As an author, I try my very best to describe those extraordinary smells, tastes, sounds and sights for the reader. From the urban streets of Philadelphia to New Orleans, each city celebrates its own uniqueness.
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While writing can certainly conjure up imaginative descriptions, researching locations can help to bring a hint of reality to fictional novels. Weaving historical facts and pictures into our stories brings readers a step closer to experiencing a place they may have never traveled. Likewise, they can bring a different perspective to a location that we may not have considered.

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clip_image002[10]Between Philadelphia and New Orleans, both cities are rich in history and culture; each with its own tastes, sounds and sights. As much as I’d love to bring readers a hot, sugary beignet or a Philly cheesesteak, the only way to share this experience is through the words of my book. Or in this case, through photographs. I hope you enjoy a few personal photos of the locations within Kade’s Dark Embrace.

Kade's Dark Embrace

Kade’s Dark Embrace
Immortals of New Orleans #1
Kym Grosso
Published March 5th 2012

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. Will she eventually give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade if she makes it out alive?

 

About the Author

Kade’s Dark Embrace is my debut paranormal romance novel. I have also written and published several articles about autism. I developed a late interest in writing after my son was diagnosed with autism and started advocating on his behalf. Three years ago, I started my own website, www.AutismInRealLife.com and now blog and write articles for PsychologyToday.com.
I live in Pennsylvania with my husband, two children and our dog, Ace. My hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba and traveling. New Orleans is one of our favorite places to visit with its rich culture and unique cuisine. But we also love traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow covered mountains.
I love reading mysteries, romances and about all things vampires, werewolves and other supernaturals. I hope readers enjoy Kade’s Dark Embrace. I have already started writing the next book in the series, about Luca, due out Fall 2012.

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Twitter: @KymGrosso
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Review: Demonically Tempted by Stacey Kennedy

Demonically Tempted (Frostbite #2)Title: Demonically Tempted
Author:  Stacey Kennedy
Series: Frostbite
Publisher:  shelfpub
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781476341873
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: April 11th 2012
Number of pages: 169

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Tess Jennings, now a member of the Memphis Police Department, is on her first cold case. The suspected suicide of Lizbeth Knapp ten years ago isn’t a theory her family accepts—they believe she was murdered.

But the case is only one of Tess’s worries. Ghosts are talking, and word of her abilities rapidly spreads. A dark ghost is terrifying the spirits of Memphis, and she must force the entity to cross over.

Tess doesn’t have to do this alone. Not only does she have her ghost-lover, Kipp McGowen, but the department has brought in a medium. Dane Wolfe might answer all her questions, but he also brings a world of trouble. Will Tess finally have all she’s ever wanted, or will everything she’s vowed to protect be ripped away?

My Thoughts

After reading the first book and loving Tess, the second book only made things better. Kipp is still around and Tess life is more grounded. She now has a job that make possible not only talking with ghost but also helping them cross over. She works for the Memphis Police in the cold cases area and her first job receiving a pay check made things really difficult for Tess and Kipp.

 

Tess and Kipp are still blissfully together and trying to enjoy this crazy relationship of them, but Tess boss decided she needs a little help discovering and using properly her gifts and now she has to work with Dane. I might say that I didn’t liked him since the first look, especially because he treated Kipp really bad.

 

This book was a little different from the first but following the same line, now the ghost are calling for help and the only person that can help them is Tess, plus she also discover several things about this world that she considered impossible, like witches and now her life depends on who she trust.

 

Dane actually helped but I think he has other plans and Tess is only part of the game, still hates how he treated Kipp and the investigation he wasn’t really helpful. Now Kipp is missing, mostly because of Dane  and something he saw but I believe is actually something darker, maybe Dane is involved maybe not. Who knows.

 

This book was more dangerous and has more action than the first one but the romance suffers a bit and now Tess and Kipp are separated and I can’t wait to see hoe Tess will discover a way to save him. plus the end was a real surprise for me.

 

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Books in this Series

#1 – Supernaturally Kissed

#2 – Demonically Tempted

#3 – Mystically Bound (Expected publication: October 2012)

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I looked over my shoulder and spotted a middle-aged ghost dressed in a double-breasted black coat, white dress shirt, and fitted tanned breeches.

 

“I beg your pardon,” I snapped. “But I don’t deserve to be glared at—or spoken to in that nasty tone—when I’ve done nothing wrong.”

 

“You can hear me?” His eyes widened. “You can see me?”

 

“Yes I can.” I returned the glower he not-so-kindly offered me. “Why are you so rude?”

 

“I-I-I…”

 

“Classic.” I snorted. “The ghost is beside himself. Isn’t it supposed to be the live person who is shocked when they see a ghost?”

 

“You’re alive?”

 

Now he was being just downright mean. I shut off the faucet, and with the water dripping off my fingertips, I turned to face him. “Do I look dead to you?”

 

He gave me a once over with an expression that left something to be desired. “No, but why are you glowing?”

 

“Yes, well,” I wiped my damp hands on my skinny jeans, “that’s my ability.”

 

He examined my gold hue—or so I’d been told that is how it appeared—and by his huge eyes this revelation stunned him.

Author Bio

clip_image002Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and they even give you a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance eBooks bestseller lists.

Stacey welcomes comments from readers. You can find her at www.staceykennedy.com

 

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Review: Supernaturally Kissed by Stacey Kennedy

Supernaturally Kissed (Frostbite, #1)Title: Supernaturally Kissed
Author:  Stacey Kennedy
Series: Frostbite
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1419936115
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 5th 2012
Number of pages: 133

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Summary

Ghosts harass and annoy Tess to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.

Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.

My Thoughts

I found the summary for this book really different and after reading a review in Smitten With Reading, I decided to read it and discover all about Tess world. Ghosts are not usually my favorites paranormal creatures, because you run away from something that can teletransport and is already death, so they are pretty dangerous.

 

I liked Tess personality and how she tried to have a normal life and still help those lost ghost, because can you imagine being followed 24/7 and also have to work on a regular basis. Must be really difficult and after I read a date going wrong I can totally understand why sometimes she just wants some time for herself.

 

The book start with Tess running late and trying to get to work otherwise her boss will make her life miserable. She work as an event manager assistant, nothing even remotely close to ghosts, but they always find her, because of her aura. This day was when Kipp started following her.

 

But she didn’t acknowledge him and he got creative during the day. At night she had a date and he started saying bad works that only she could her it and made her totally hot and bothered. Bottom line, he got her attention and she went home alone.

 

Kipp was a detective and was killed following a lead in a cold case and now he’s trying to make Tess help him discover who the killer is. But there are two problems: 1. Tess doesn’t want to talk with anyone about her gifts, because they usually think she’s crazy and 2. The killer is most likely a cop.

 

So we followed Tess proving to a bunch of cops that she actually was talking with Kipp and I found these scenes hilarious, because the questions were so strange. The investigation was a little different then what I expected because they had to hide and discover things different ways. Also the host of the girl killed helped a lot.

 

But they most strange part for me was the sex, because he can’t touch her, and let’s face it is a little awkward not to kiss him and still act like a boyfriend. But I liked the investigation and the detectives were really funny to have around. They’re all friends and talk dirty with each other. Overall I liked the book.

 

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Books in this Series

#1 – Supernaturally Kissed

#2 – Demonically Tempted

#3 – Mystically Bound (Expected publication: October 2012)

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