Book Reviews

Pure Magic Storytelling

The Bohemian and the Businessman; The Story Sisters #1 (Series)
by Katy Regnery (Author)

This review is from: April 21, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Shane Olson wanted to escape his small town, farm life and become a better man ever since he could remember. Making his dreams possible required hard work, dedication, and moving upwards in the corporate ladder. Working at Story Imports was helping him achieve his goals however, there was one big snag, Douglas Story. Douglas was a singularly focused man and his focus was on marrying off one of his daughters to the next CEO. Shane wanted to be that CEO and if he had to marry a Story daughter to meet his objective, well he was willing to take one for the team….or so he thought.

Priscilla Story always saw herself as the black sheep of the Story sisters. Considering one was a doctor, another was a lawyer, and she was at best a wondering artist. Not exactly the apple of her father’s eye. In fact her latest wanderings brought her running home from France, jobless, unattached, and pregnant. Not exactly her finest moment. When Priscilla happens to overhear a conversation between her father and Shane and his stipulations on becoming CEO of Story Imports Priscilla thinks she may have just found a way out of current predicament.

Priscilla needs a man to claim her and her unborn child and Shane needs a Story to claim the job of his dreams. What could possibly go wrong? Or maybe the question should be, what could possibly go right?

Katy Regnery knows how to write a contemporary novel where opposite attraction is pure magic. Nothing is forced or awkward it’s just pure chemistry, two pieces of a puzzle fitting together. A feel good love story that leaves you floating and feeling that first-time love flutter for days afterwards.

You won’t be disappointed when you pick up a Katy Regnery book.

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Book Reviews

Unfinished Night is a Complete Joy to Read

Unfinished Night the Complete Duet; Before the Night, Every Night Without You (Series)
by Violet Duke (Author)

This review is from: April 21, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Heat Level:🔥🔥

Unfinished Night is hard to put into one category as it is a two part series book in of itself. The first part titled, Before the Night, is about Addison Milan and Caine Spencer when they first meet. Addison is nineteen years old and taking care of her younger siblings. This would qualify Before the Night as a New Adult novel.

As Addison’s story begins we find out that not only is she taking care of her siblings, but they are also homeless. What makes Addison such an endearing character is her never-give-up attitude and sunny disposition. Even though she has every reason in the world to be bitter, hateful, and just down right scornful about life she never lashes out at her own circumstances. I give a huge kudos to Violet Duke for shedding light on a very real hardship, but turning a positive spin on it. Showing that not everyone that lives such a hard live always ends up in a life of destruction.

Then in walks Caine Spencer. Oh boy. He has been added to my book boyfriend list. When he added sticky note eggs and messages to Addison’s drawings I was a total goner. (When you reach this point in the story you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about and Caine will reach boyfriend status for you too.)

Caine Spencer is a cop and eats at the local diner where Addison works. Caine’s protective and sweet, manly and a big teddy bear all at once. He is the ultimate man all rolled into one. Addison can’t help but like him.

Addison works at the diner while her brother and sister still attend school, then at night she parks their van where they all live, in the empty lot behind the diner at night and no one asks any questions. That is until a predator situation turns deadly Addison has to make a decision, stay and fall for a man who could give her everything for the first time in her life, or go with the one thing she knows best and run?

Every Night Without You begins seven years later. The storyline moves from a New Adult novel into more contemporary with suspense/cop elements. I really hate giving too much away because this is really where the meat of the story takes place. However, everything from Before the Night is weaved into this story beautifully and it turned me into a puddle of goo multiple times.

From the moment I opened Unfinished Night, I was hooked. It was sweet, charming, kept me on the edge of my seat, yet was also filled with so much goodness that it melted everything inside of me. I wanted to be Addison and have a Caine Spencer of my very own. Not only were they a wonderful couple together, but both books were abundant with secondary characters that were rich and easy to fall in love with. I cannot wait to meet them all as the series continues to grow.

You can purchase these two books separately, but I wouldn’t recommend it because you’ll be gripping the edge of your seat dying to know what happens after you finish the first book. Unfinished Night The Complete Duet is titled appropriately because they definitely go hand in hand. I loved every part of both books, the secondary characters, the redemption, the plot, the twist, the love story…everything.

Unfinished Night is a duo feature that is a must read.

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Fallen Crest Home – Release Boost

It’s been years since my mother was in my life.
I healed.
I learned to accept love.
I lived.
That’s all done. She was away, and now she’s back.
I’ve avoided her for a year and a half, but I can’t hide anymore.
Mason has an internship in Fallen Crest, so we’re heading back for the summer.
And when we got there—no one was prepared for what happened.


Excerpt #1
My hand cradled the back of his neck, holding him prisoner.
I didn’t want him to look away, to move away.
I wanted him inside of me.
His eyes darkened and as if reading my mind, he moved back to pull his pants off. After grabbing a condom, and pulling it on, he came back and settled between my legs.
My arms went back around him, like returning to their home.
“Sam,” he murmured, tracing a finger down the side of my face. He tucked some hair behind my ear, and then I felt his lips against mine again.
Yes. Home.
That’s what this was.
I groaned, my head falling back, and I felt his soft chuckle against my skin, but then he reached down and shifted, lifting my leg until I wound it around his waist. He dipped in, shifting, and I felt him at my entrance. He paused, then slid inside.
My eyes closed and I relished the feel of him in me.
He began moving, thrusting inside of me.
As he kept going, and he slid his hands up my arms to capture my hands, I opened my eyes. We were staring back at each other, watching each other. I could feel him reaching inside of me, searching, claiming me. Everything in my body yearned for him, yearned for more. I wanted more. I needed more.
The second he touched me, everything blared alive. I was awakened. Always.
In and out. Mason kept thrusting.
My fingers clamped down over his, sinking deep as his pace quickened.
“Mason,” I gasped. Weak. His onslaught kept going, harder, faster. “I love you.”
He groaned, climaxing, and his body clenched as he thrust into me a last time. It sent me hurdling over the edge, and I wrapped both arms around his neck, hanging on.
A moment later, he brushed a soft kiss on my forehead before he slipped out.
I still lay beneath him.
I didn’t want to move.
I didn’t want him to move, and eventually, we slept like that.
I woke later, but I was still in his arms. He was curled up behind me, and I went back to sleep again. All the doubts and questions would be there tomorrow.

Excerpt #2
“You know you can’t finish this fight before those cops show up?”
“Who says they’re coming here?” He tossed the bat up, catching it like he was going to swing at a baseball. He held it above his head.
I narrowed my eyes. “What are you talking about?”
“They have to prioritize their calls,” he said. “It’s a small police department. I’d think a burning nursing home would take priority over a text about brawling from someone’s cell phone.” He looked right at Nate. “I saw that, you know.”
“You set the nursing home on fire?” Nate paled slightly.
“They’ll get everyone out, I’m sure.” Caldron didn’t sound like he cared. “But that leaves us to our merry selves.” He dropped the bat and caught it again, right around the handle. He hefted it back up. “How about we get this show on the road?”
And he swung.
I blacked out after that.
The bat swung down. I saw my hand catching it, saw Caldron on the ground. His face was bleeding. His eyes were swollen shut. There were hands at my shoulders, and I was swinging.
Time skipped.
Two guys were on me. I ducked down, ramming my shoulder into one of them. Someone’s arm cracked, and he screamed in pain as it bent at an indecent angle.
More lapses in time.
Nate was on the ground. Three guys kicked him.
I pulled one away, slamming him into the pavement.
Time jumped again.
Logan threw a punch, and a guy’s head snapped backward from the blow. Another guy swung a bat, about to hit Logan in the back of the head—another blackout. I came to again, and that same guy was unconscious.
I was holding his bat.
More blackness.
“Mason.” I heard Logan’s voice in the distance.
There was a buzzing sound. I looked around. What was that?
“Mason.” Suddenly, the buzzing sound vanished, and Logan was right there. His voice was too loud, and he was clawing at my hands. “Mason, stop!” He sounded panicked. My brother never panicked. He kept pulling at my hands, and I looked—they were wrapped around a guy’s throat.
Logan reared back and rammed his shoulder into me. He knocked me backward, but I’d let go of the throat already.
What had I…?
I didn’t want to know.
I shook my head. There was a cloud there, a haze settling over everything. I didn’t feel like myself, and I surveyed the parking lot and felt sick.
There were bodies everywhere.
Nate sat on the ground, his face covered in blood and only one eye open. He was holding his shirt to his head. The end was soaked in blood.
I looked for Logan. He was right in front of me, and he was bleeding all over, too. He fell into me, and he began to slip to the ground, but I caught him. Wrapping an arm around his back, I eased him down and sat next to him.
My hands were already bruising. They were covered in blood, but there was blood everywhere. Even the Escalade had blood on it.
“Logan.” My voice was hoarse. “What did we do?”
He grunted from pain as he tried to stretch a leg out. “We fought. That’s what we did.”

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing Fallen Crest Seven (untitled) along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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