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NEW RELEASE!

Well Below Heaven

By Idyllwild Eliot

Seventeen year old Kelly is in a spartan boarding school in northern Idaho, sent away for drugs—as planned. Her little brother Sammy is left home in Missouri, getting ready for high school…

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REVIEW! - Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

This week’s book reviews is a smattering of different genres, everything from a historical mystery to a musical memoir and a women’s fiction satire!

Click here to read my reviews - and their wine pairings - of:
📚 Diane Setterfield’s Once Upon a River
📚 Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking; Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
📚 Sylvia Mulholland’s A Nanny for Harry

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Killer Lies
(Deadly Encounters #2)
 

By Zia Westfield

Kelsey Tremayne’s life unraveled in the summer of her 16th year when she and a friend were abducted…

Sam Carmichael stays focused on the job and keeps his personal interactions limited…

Can two people hurt by their pasts survive a criminal’s web to find a future together?

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NEW RELEASE!

Phoenix
(Flames & Ashes #1)
 

By Carolyn Anthony

Valentina

When Jaxxon Reginhardt walks into my gym, my rigidly structured existence begins to crumble. He’s a beast of a man, the personification of power, and more beautiful than any man has a right to be…

Jaxxon

The last thing I need in my complicated life is a snarky, frustrating, spitfire of a woman like Valentina Durare. As if that isn’t bad enough, there’s something haunted about her. My head says stay the hell away, but I can’t seem to get on board with that logic…

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NEW COLLECTION RELEASE!

Wings of the Wicked:
A Limited Edition Urban Fantasy Collection

Wickedly Dangerous and Sinfully Seductive.

Indulge in 25 breathtaking adventures of dangerous worlds where the lines blur between saints and sinners.

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REVIEW!

Avoidance 

By Kristen Granata

Avoidance is the continuation of Merritt's story from Collision. Topics include family, love, romance, loss, death, tragedy, depression, anxiety, suicide, alcoholism, fighting, tattoos, and overcoming struggle.

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NEW RELEASE!

Don’t Expect Me to Cry 

By Janet Bentley

Don’t Expect Me To Cry is a powerful story of the horrors Janet experienced at the hands of multiple abusers, including her father, and her courageous journey to a life that is inspirational to other survivors…

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COMING SOON!

Powder
(The Legotti Family #3)

By Leopold Borstinski

Owning a huge amount of money is useless if you can’t spend it. With the mob and the Feds on your tail, the last thing you need is family trouble. And there’s plenty of that in this gripping new installment in the life of the Lagotti clan.

Set three years after the First Bank of Baltimore robbery, this fresh tale is a perfect stand-alone story, which will be enjoyed by new and existing readers.

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REVIEW!

Collision 

By Kristen Granata

Merritt Adams was used to taking care of herself. With her mother's selfish abandonment, and her father's shocking suicide, she is convinced that nobody will ever stick around for long…

Everyone is talking about the charismatic Chase Brooks' return home after spending two years in California aspiring to become a rock star. What people don't know is the real reason why he had to leave his dreams behind…

*** Click here to read more & for my review of Collision by Kristen Granata! ***

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ARC REVIEW!

Claiming Amber
(A Broken Heart #2)
 

By Vi Carter

When Amber Green gets arrested, it’s Emmett Harrington who comes to her rescue. He’s a far cry from a prince in shining armor. He’s more like the prince of the criminal underworld.

His armor - A 9mm pistol.

If you like Mafia Style Romances then Claiming Amber will feed your addiction for a romance with lots of drama…

*** Click here to continue reading and for my review of Claiming Amber! ***

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NEW RELEASE - REVIEW!

Sisters and Brothers

By Fiona Palmer

The new novel of heartbreak, adoption, family and a father's love by the Top Ten bestselling author of Secrets Between Friends, Fiona Palmer.

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NEW RELEASE!

Sisters and Brothers

By Fiona Palmer

The new novel of heartbreak, adoption, family and a father's love by the Top Ten bestselling author of Secrets Between Friends, Fiona Palmer.

*** Click here to read an excerpt! And make sure to check back September 3rd for my review of Sisters and Brothers! ***

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ARC REVIEW!

The Hawks

By S.D. Hendrickson

He warned me. Said hawks were dangerous birds. Their majestic beauty could blind your eyes as they picked the flesh from your bones.

But even hawks have enemies. And they eventually came for the Hawthorn family. Held us hostage. Demanded retribution.

But I wasn’t a Hawthorn. No, I was just the help. Caught in the turmoil of a tragic family. I worked hard for Delsey Hawthorn. Tried to earn the respect of the reigning tyrant. Assistant. Event planner. Gardner. Chauffeur. I added it all to my resume.

And then I met Javier Hawthorn. Delsey ordered me to stay away from her grandson. But like a moth to a burning flame, I gravitated toward him. He was so different than my world. Irresistible. Charming. He brought a calmness to the chaos.

But that was before the intruders came into the house. Tied us up. Hurt us. We struggled to get away. We fought to survive.

But who were the men behind the masks? Did we know them? Because someone who got this close to the family at night must be even closer during the day.

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COVER REVEAL! - The Hawks

The Hawks

By SD Hendrickson

“Sultry summer of suspense that leads to the fall of a powerful family”

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