Book Reviews, Suspense/Intrigue Romance

Review – Shelter For Quinn by Susan Stoker

Shelter for Quinn; Badge of Honor, Texas Heros #13 (Series)
by Susan Stoker (Author)

This review is from: February 5, 2019 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

This is the 13th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. I love Susan Stoker’s writing and no matter what series I read of hers I love the action, romance, and worlds she creates. However, I did not connect with Quinn and Driftwood right away. I tried to move past the feeling like I need to have read the book just prior to this one, which unfortunately I did not. I missed Hope’s book, but I’ve read other Stoker books and have been able to jump right in, but unfortunately this was not one of them.

Right from the beginning Quinn wakes up in John’s bed having already agreed to be his girlfriend. I felt like I missed steps 1-5 on how they arrived at this point. I kept waiting for a flashback or reminiscing that would have given me an insight on how they got there, but I’m sad to say it never happened. So as I finally let that nagging feeling go and finally told myself, “ok, they are here, let’s move on.” The chemistry was still extremely slow. I love a slow moving book with mounting chemistry, but I suppose since I’d already told myself to hush where their relationship was concerned it wasn’t happy about the chemistry. All in all, their relationship just didn’t add up in my brain. BUT that is just my opinion. Eventually, everything fell into place and my romance brain was happy, but it took awhile for it to finally settle down.

As for the actual suspense of the story, this was like nothing I’ve read from Stoker before. The creepy vibe was all there and she always delivers when it comes to the creepy, evil characters. I don’t know what she eats for breakfast, or maybe it’s dinner and she dreams up these wicked people, but whatever it is the formula it works.

I also continue to applaud the strength of the women characters she creates. Perfection doesn’t exist and I love that hers are flawed. She writes about strong women who have this inner beauty and strong men who appreciate and love that.

I will continue to read Susan Stoker even if this particular book didn’t hit a homerun for me. Like I said initially I love her writing and she more times than not writes amazing stories.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Featured Author, Features

2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – L.J. Shen

2019 Goals. I sort of dislike the long word, Resolution. It reminds me of things unfinished; like gym memberships, fad diets, and multiple other items that have never made it past the month of January. However, the small word, Goal, appears much more attainable. Yet I know deep down in my simile of vocabulary geekness, both words mean close to the same thing. It’s not a mental war I wish to further pursue because – hey this is a blog and it’s not about vocabulary and more importantly it’s February so I can literally put a gold star on achieving my goal for the month of January.

Yeah Me!

What exactly am I blabbering on about–

For 2019 I was hoping to achieve something. Yeah, I know you’ve heard it, from like the entire world population. I know.

Like I said resolutions and I don’t get along which is why I don’t make them. BUT, what I do without really writing it down or making a $30 a month commitment because I know I wouldn’t get off the couch and over to the gym since..DUH..$30 a month should be spent on books. Hey, I’ve faced that reality a long time ago and made the smart decision.

So, every year I enjoy reading more books than I did the year before. I mean who doesn’t enjoy reading more books? That notion is just ridiculous, am I right?? Well, some years I achieve my unwritten goal and some years I don’t, suffice it to say, I enjoy competing with myself all the same. Another gold star for me! Okay, I won’t go overboard with those.

This year I did actually decide to try something different. GASP!! I know it’s close to that long R word I don’t like, but I’m still calling it a goal. Since I do reflect at the end of the year and vote on the Best of the Best in certain romance categories, I realized I did need to branch out and perhaps organize my year a little earlier.

So…this year I’m focusing my goal on reading one new author (that I’ve never read) each month. Welcome to January!!

January 2019 brought me LJ Shen – and The Kiss Thief

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending. I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter. One kiss. Two men. Three lives. Entwined together. And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

“My absolute favorite L.J. Shen to date. Indulgent and addictive.” – USA Today Bestselling author RS Grey
“This book will ruin you for all other books in 2019” – Bestselling author BB Easton
This book began my 2019 and wrecked me in the most delightful way!! Read the rest of Kay’s Review: The Kiss Thief

From USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist…

They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

#1 Contemporary Romance
#1 New Adult Romance
#2 Most sold book on Amazon
#2 Most sold Fiction book on Washington Post
Top 2 book in the entire Amazon Kindle store

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About LJ Shen

L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen is USA Today and Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling bestselling author of contemporary romance books. Her books are translated into several languages. She writes books with fantastic anti-heroes that you will hate to love.

She lives in California with her husband, son and lazy cat. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading a good book with a glass of wine and catching up on her favorite HBO and Netflix shows.

Yeah, she’s a badass like that.

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LJ Shen is one I plan on reading more of as 2019 progresses. Also as time allows I want to catch up on her past books so you will see them added to my TBR pile. Thank you LJ Shen for introducing me to your delicious writing. I’m hooked!

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – International Guy: Volume 4 by Audrey Carlan

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: International Guy: Volume 4
Madrid ● Rio ● Los Angeles
Series: International Guy #10-12
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2019

BLURB 

This volume includes the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth International Guy novellas from #1 New York Times bestselling author Audrey Carlan.

It’s always been about love, money, and dreams. Love of the work. Make as much money as possible. Help make dreams come true. Now I know none of that matters if you don’t have the right people in your life. My team, but more important, the love of a good woman. My future lies in her hands, and I’ve never been happier.

International Guy Inc. is owned and operated by Parker Ellis, a ladies’ man with a high IQ and a big libido. He’s the most successful life and love coach in the world, and he’s smart enough to know he can’t run a multimillion-dollar company alone.

He hires two friends whose areas of expertise complement his own. They comprise The Dream Maker, The Love Maker, and The Money Maker. Together, they advise the wealthiest people in the world: Hollywood hotshots, European royalty, and the CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies. And sometimes they can’t help it when things heat up and they end up in bed with their clients. Quite literally.

This International Guy likes his playboy lifestyle, and he’s not looking for commitment. After all, there’s a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes from city to city, and from woman to woman, it’s possible that he just might find his own love along the way…

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AUTHOR BIO

Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that’s sexy, sweet, and so hot your e-reader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, the Trinity Trilogy and the highly anticipated International Guy Serial.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters” or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://www.audreycarlan.com
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/audrey-carlan
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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Brick by Jen Davis

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Brick
Series: Cooper Construction #1
Author: Jen Davis
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Genre: Gritty Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2019

BLURB

I’m used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it’s mud and grime on the construction site. At night…it’s the blood I spill. A drug lord’s enforcer does what needs to be done. It’s my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive.

I know I’m teetering on the edge. I’m losing my humanity, I can feel it. It’s changing me, and it’s only a matter of time before the darkness takes over.

Then I meet her. Liv. The only person who sees past my busted knuckles and brutal exterior. She sees…me. But being with me will get her killed. The only way I can keep her safe is by staying away. Until her own actions catapult her into the center of my world—a world which will swallow her whole.

Now I’m forced to be the ruthless bastard I’ve been for so long. Only this time it’s not to destroy…but to defend.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43225291-brick

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COMING SOON

#2 Kane – Releasing February 26, 2019 

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AUTHOR BIO

Jen started her love affair with romance novels, first as a reader, then as a reviewer and blogger. She launched the Red Hot Books blog in 2010 and jumped into Book Twitter shortly after.

She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Together, they’re raising two kids, a cat, and a dog who is afraid of his own shadow.

Jen spends her days working as television journalist and her nights curled up with a good book.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://jendavis.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/redhotbooks
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3360642.Jen_Davis

Release Day/New Release

New Release – Lies That Bind Us by K.L. Clare

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Lies That Bind Us
Series: Beautiful White Lies #1
Author: K.L. Clare
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2019

BLURB

I see him on the street, encounter him at the pier. He’s there when my family is murdered, and I must decide: is this man someone I can trust, a killer—or both? Falling for him is easy because I have nothing more to lose. But she does, so I take her and run to England with him.

He is dangerous, and I am captivated.
Power . . . he is power. I want to breathe it in. I need to feel it inside me.

His stately country house is my refuge, but it’s his sensual and commanding presence that becomes my home and strengthens me. A rising dark threat closes in, and we vow to defy the course of fatal events before us. We promise to live. The obsession—this intense love story of ours—is the one thing we can’t survive.

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PRAISE FOR LIES THAT BIND US 

“Clare animates her tale with elegant prose . . . Evading killers sets the groundwork for a sublimely written story of love and passion.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Clare delivers a sensual, riveting romantic thriller.” —J. Kenner, New York TimesUSA Today, and #1 international bestselling author

“Dark, intriguing, and scorchingly sexy. The premise is electrifying, the romance is sizzling, and the storytelling is top notch.” —Julie Ann Walker, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“Captivating and provocative. Lies That Bind Us is a fast-paced story that’ll wrap you up and won’t let go until the last satisfying paragraph.” —Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal bestselling author

“A propulsive, thrilling read filled with action, romance, and intrigue. Passion and lies make this book irresistible. Loved it!” —Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author

Lies That Bind Us is a gripping romantic thriller that will capture readers from the onset. Clare deftly blends danger and romance in an exciting way that will keep readers turning the pages.” —RT Book Reviews

“K.L. Clare hooks you on the first page with a story of captivating characters and follows up with a gripping plot.” —Jennifer McCord, Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group

“The wholly original contemporary romance plot combines the best part of modern fiction with something close to the best elements of the fantasy genre.” —The BookLife Prize

AUTHOR BIO

Award-winning author K.L. Clare writes dark contemporary romance and has been praised by industry critics for her elegant prose, captivating and distinctive characters, and wholly original storylines. She lives in northern Ohio with her two brilliant kids and sock-thieving spaniel.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://klclare.com
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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Twisted by Natasha Knight

COVER REVEAL
Title: Twisted
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance Standalone
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Travis S.
Release Date: February 19, 2019

BLURB

My brother was right. I always wanted my own Willow Girl.

What happened on that island didn’t break me.
It twisted me.
Corrupted me.
Made me into a monster.

Although, I guess it’s true what she says. You can’t become something that wasn’t inside you all along.

This was always going to happen.
I was always going to take Amelia Willow.
History and destiny sealed her fate. Sealed both of ours.

For months, I’ve been waiting.
Watching.
Preparing.

And tonight, everything will change.
Because tonight, I’ll collect my own Willow Girl.

Author’s Note: Twisted is a standalone spinoff of the Dark Legacy Duet. No cliffhanger! 

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AUTHOR BIO

USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

AUTHOR LINKS

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – SEAL Love’s Legacy by Sharon Hamilton


SEAL Love’s Legacy: Bone Frog Command

Silver SEALs Book 1

Sharon Hamilton

Release Date: February 05, 2019



A thrilling race against time haunted by loss and love from the past. Former SEAL Commander Garrett Tierney must stop a crazed cult leader planning a Doomsday event, targeting the President’s family. He leads a new DHS multi-agency task force, Bone Frog Command, created to take on threats to the homeland. The future of this task force is on his shoulders, as he dusts off the cobwebs of his retirement. Commander Tierney is tasked to work with a civilian—a young woman who is the daughter of his best friend, a fallen Teammate who died in his arms.
As their chemistry grows to explosive proportions so does the evil cult leader’s devilish plans. Will Tierney have to sacrifice himself to save his new love and the honor and lives of the men and women on his new team?


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Sharon Hamilton is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author most known for her SEAL Brotherhood series. Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you’ve read before, since they don’t have to go to ground and can walk around in the full light of the sun.Sharon’s Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class.All of Sharon’s books are available on eBooks (most formats), print and Audible.
A lifelong organic gardener, Sharon lives with her husband in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place. When she’s not writing, she’s getting verra verra dirty in the mud or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers..


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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Maid in England by Brenda St John Brown

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Maid in England
Series: The I Do Crew #1
Author: Brenda St John Brown
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 5, 2019

BLURB

TO: The guy who dumped me because of my career
FROM: The woman hired to save yours
RE: I am 150,000% over you.

Alastair,

I’m on the 11:14 train out of London, so I’ll be there by 3:00. To make this as painless as possible, I thought it would help to establish key ground rules:

1. No rehashing our past relationship. Yes, we were engaged, but it’s been twelve years and I’m over you.
2. I’m very good at my job and that job is to help you shed the “reclusive” part of the whole “reclusive rock star” vibe you’ve got going on. Brace yourself.
3. My plan is to have this wrapped up by Friday, so save your smoldering looks until I’m gone, please. (I assume you still smolder?) I’m immune now. See item #1.
4. My cousin is getting married and guess who’s a bridesmaid? Funny, huh? Almost as funny as the fiancée you dumped because you thought she was married to her job now saving yours.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Except almost. That one time.
Remi

P.S. Have I mentioned I’m totally, completely 150,000% over you?

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AUTHOR BIO

Brenda is a displaced New Yorker living in the English countryside. She’s lived in the UK long enough to gain dual citizenship, but still doesn’t understand Celsius. However, she has learned the appropriate use of the word “pants”. And how to order a proper bacon bap/barm/buttie. Because, well, bacon.

Brenda writes contemporary romance to make you giggle and swoon. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking, running and reading. In theory, she also enjoys cooking, but it’s more that she enjoys eating and, try as she might, she can’t live on Doritos alone.

For more information or to connect with Brenda visit http://brendastjohnbrown.com

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Excerpt/Teaser Share, Release Day/New Release

New Release – Above and Beyond by Ashe Barker

Above and Beyond by Ashe Barker.

Now Available

Buy Link — https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MG8D2PX/

Blurb:

Above and beyond the call of duty…

Police officer Heather Douglas stops an attempted break in on a remote Scottish island then, in an act of spontaneous compassion, she sets in motion an astonishing chain of events.

A tearful reunion places Heather right at the heart of the formidable Clan McLeod when the Canadian exiles return to the Isle of Skye. After a family rift lasting half a century, the McLeods have every reason to be grateful to Heather. James McLeod is happy to show their appreciation but is he motivated purely by a sense of duty? Wealthy and successful, James is a Dom, used to getting what he wants. And he wants her.

As the sole police officer on the remote Highland isle, Heather Douglas has a job to do and a promotion to earn. Assertive in her work, she doesn’t welcome distractions. But Heather is shy and unsure in her personal life and James’ skilled touch both terrifies and intrigues her. Will she dare to take what he is offering?

Submission does not come easily for a woman trained to take charge. Or maybe it comes just a little too easily…

One thing is for sure – James McLeod proves hard to resist.

But can James protect Heather when she is at her most vulnerable? Especially when a dark and dangerous secret which has festered for years suddenly resurfaces and threatens to destroy all she has worked for.

If you enjoyed A Highland Odyssey you will not want to miss this page-turning sequel. Above and Beyond charts the turbulent and sensual love story of PC Heather Douglas and James McLeod against the beautiful, atmospheric backdrop of the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands and the exciting, bustling city of Winnipeg in Alberta, Canada. Buy your copy NOW.

Buy Link — https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MG8D2PX/

Teaser:

I hang back until it’s clear all the immediate family members have transport before trying to spot a spare seat in one of the cars.

“You’re with me.” James has materialised at my side. He places his hand on my elbow and guides me in the direction of the car at the end of the line.

I glance about for any remaining strays but there are none. It’s to be just the two of us then.

Bugger.

I slide into the rear seat of the limousine, and James follows me in. His appearance is immaculate, quite beautiful, if somewhat severe in his black suit, white shirt, and black silk tie. He peruses my appearance and grins.

“Loving the outfit. Very sexy.”

I’m wearing my dress police uniform, a dark-navy fitted jacket, narrow knee-length skirt, white shirt, white-and-navy-chequered cravat, and a navy-blue cap bearing the Police Scotland crest. It rarely sees the light of day, my usual working attire is much more practical, but on such an occasion I felt it appropriate.

“Do you have handcuffs in your bag?” he enquires, his expression deceptively bland. “A truncheon, maybe?”

I wish.

“No,” I reply. “I didn’t think I’d need them today.”

“Ah, well, you never know,” he observes, shifting in his seat.

“You’re looking very smart very smart yourself,” I remark. “But then, I think you always do.” I appraise his suit critically—after all, fair’s fair. The unmistakable bulge behind the zip of his trousers makes me wish I hadn’t been quite so thorough. Again, my cheeks heat.

“You know,” he drawls, “I really am very pleased to see you.”

Buy Link — https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MG8D2PX/

About the author:

USA Today Bestselling author Ashe Barker writes erotic romance and spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, BDSM, paranormal, historical. ménage, gay romance and time travel. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller and all her stories feature hot alpha males and sassy submissives, often with a lot to learn. Kink abounds, and there’s enough dirty talk to satisfy the most demanding smut lover. However dark and dirty the setting, love always emerges triumphant, and her stories never fail to deliver a satisfying happy ever after.

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New Release – Jager SEALs of Steel by Dale Mayer

Jager

SEALs of Steel Book 7

Dale Mayer

Release Date: February 05, 2019

Jager Hannover, a former SEAL, has recovered from the damage done when his squad’s truck drove over an antitank landmine more than two years ago. Six other team-mates were also badly injured, the seventh–Mouse–dead, in what their team leader Badger Horley realized later had to be a trap. On the hunt for answers about Mouse’s history and the one who set up the trap, Jager ends up in Vail, Colorado.

He followed Mouse’s best friend here only to discover he’s already disappeared, leaving a trail of death in his wake. Getting himself to this particular place wasn’t easy as it’s also where his parents died in a tragic accident. While on a cross-country road trip, their motorhome went off a corner of the mountain and plunged them to their deaths. Considering the information he’s found thus far, he fears this was no accident.

Allison Monroe is a police officer in Vail, Colorado. Her husband, who was also a cop, died a couple years ago in a skiing accident. Staying in the place where her dreams were shattered has given her time to sort out her grief and evaluate the direction she wants to go with her life. Getting caught up in Jager’s investigation of someone she knows only as a party animal and womanizer isn’t what she intended, but the attraction between the two of them is instant and undeniable. Passion turns to deadly purpose in a race against time when they follow a killer to Santa Fe, where he’s hunting badgers…

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About the Author:

Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres.

To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system.

She has recently published her Career Essentials Series.

All her books are available in print and digital format.

And then there’s her poetry…

My Path

As I walk forward on my path to the future,

I choose laughter, love, and light as my sutures,

stitching together my lifetime of choices,

as the essential fabric of my being rejoices

in the love, friendships, and faith that follow

the steps I take as I flow into my tomorrow.

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