March 21-22 New Releases

Girl meets boy…
On the worst night of her life when she’s decided to take a drastic step that there is no going back from.
Girl is used to sitting by, letting fate deal cruel hand after cruel hand to good people with soft hearts and she’s had enough.
Girl thinks it’s time to fight back against fate and against men who aren’t careful with all the precious things a woman in love has to give him.
Fate shows girl who’s boss and turns her world and plans upside down without breaking a sweat.
Boy meets girl…
On the best night of his life when he’s decided that he’s going to make moves to be the man he was always meant to be instead of the man he was trained and conditioned to be.
Boy is used to a solitary life, quiet in the woods and knowing the only thing that might be looking for him is trouble and trouble is no longer his stock in trade.
Boy thinks it’s time to show trouble who’s boss, even if this trouble has big blue eyes and a body made to make men stupid. Trouble only gets the upper hand if the boy falls prey to its temptation.
Trouble turns the boy’s quiet, serene life sideways without any effort.
Trouble is fun and fate has a wicked sense of humor when it comes to this boy meeting this girl.

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes readers to the town of Silver Springs, where surprises wait around every corner!
The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch’s owner, that she’s really her daughter? Cora’s not sure she can do that, not unless she’s confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner, Aiyana’s adopted son and ranch manager, that decision becomes even more difficult.
Although Elijah can’t deny his deep attraction to Cora, he’s always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there’s something about the ranch’s newest employee that isn’t exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he’s long been waiting for.

USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne concludes the Surviving Ashes series with an explosive story where the strength of love rises against the loss of humanity…
Van Overton had given years of service to his country. He’d paid his dues and he no longer needed to put his life on the line. He could live out the rest of his days doing what he did best—making money from inside the heart of the world’s fastest paced financial system.
Allie James had wished time and again for something—anything—to happen just so she didn’t have to open another eviction notice. She adored the hustle and bustle of the city, her cozy apartment in a good neighborhood, and the rugged looking man across the hall wasn’t half bad to look at either. Regrettably, she’d been thinking more along the lines of winning the lottery than an approaching apocalypse.
Van should have known his luck wouldn’t hold out, but a supervolcano eruption? It was a good thing his time in the military had taught him to be ready for just about anything. Unfortunately, his next-door neighbor didn’t fit into anyone’s idea of a survival plan. Allie was everything he tried to avoid in a woman, but she was definitely the one who had the ability to steal his heart.

Bryce Slater was not living up to his parents expectations. He had a major chip on his shoulder. His father, a decorated military officer now with the FBI, had expressed the need for Bryce to learn some self-discipline. So that’s why the summer going into his senior year, Bryce was sent to work at a horse ranch in Bristol, Virginia. His parents wanted their oldest son to learn the value of hard work and become a responsible adult. But Bryce quickly assumed the reputation of being Bristol’s party boy with an attitude.
Enter Avery Sinclair, also 17, and a girl from wealth and power. Her father was a judge, and her grandparents owned the horse ranch in Bristol where Bryce was sent to work. An accomplished equestrian, Avery didn’t care much for Bryce’s cocky attitude and lack of commitment to his job. She especially didn’t care for his dismissive attitude where she was concerned. Avery was used to getting a lot of attention at the ranch.
When opposites attract, the teenage angst is palpable.

Here is a list of some more New Release you may enjoy:

~Spies & Stilettos (MacKenzie series) by Liliana Hart http://amzn.to/2o00y9q
Never Surrender (MacKenzie series) by Kaylea Cross http://amzn.to/2nw8pin
~Hot Witness (MacKenzie series) by Lynn Raye Harris http://amzn.to/2nib66S
Wicked Hot (MacKenzie series) by Gennita Lowhttp://amzn.to/2n3EknY
~Take Me Back by Meghan Marchhttp://amzn.to/2npcAtp
The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrouthttp://amzn.to/2moqsr2
~Dirty Souls by Karina Hallehttp://amzn.to/2moqCPa (Jay strongly recommends)
The Brave Line by Kate Stewarthttp://amzn.to/2nhN8Zn
~Groupie by C.M. Stunich http://amzn.to/2n94J5t
Hitched by Christine Manzarihttp://amzn.to/2mPQuQm
~Nemesis by Brendan Reichshttp://amzn.to/2mPX3lL
Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowenhttp://amzn.to/2nvPeFv
~Delayed Call by Toni Aleo http://amzn.to/2n3h2P1
An Act of Courage by KC Lynnhttp://amzn.to/2n3qzpa
~Fighting Pride by Jennifer Millerhttp://amzn.to/2nvOEaX
The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydmanhttp://amzn.to/2n3wsCH
~Thank You For Holding by Julia Kenthttp://amzn.to/2n3jQeL
The Storm by RJ Prescott http://amzn.to/2n3mbq6
~His To Seduce by Stacey Lynnhttp://amzn.to/2n3k19V
Pushing Her Limits by Sparrow Becketthttp://amzn.to/2n3k7OP
~Hard Justice by Lori Fosterhttp://amzn.to/2ni4WDB
Bound Together by Christine Feehanhttp://amzn.to/2nvQAQR
~A Star To Steer Her By by Beth Anne Millerhttp://amzn.to/2nhILgS
Make Me Beg by Rebecca Brookshttp://amzn.to/2n3qHVI
~A Moment of Madness by Brooklyn Skyehttp://amzn.to/2n3nndf
Alpha’s Challenge by Lauren Danehttp://amzn.to/2nvPpAG
~Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novakhttp://amzn.to/2n3bHY4
Rising Flames by Kennedy Laynehttp://amzn.to/2mof3rq
~Use Me: Kid’s Story by MJ Fields & Chelsea Camaron http://amzn.to/2n3rciy
Wake a Sleeping Tiger by Lora Leighhttp://amzn.to/2n92or8
~The Secrets You Keep by Kate Whitehttp://amzn.to/2n3cPe1
The Cutaway by Christina Kovachttp://amzn.to/2nvIFmd
I~f I’m Found by Terri Blackstockhttp://amzn.to/2nhUgoM

New Release and Review for Brighter than the Sun (KGI #11) by Maya Banks

As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated. Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart…

As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated.
Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart…

Brighter than the Sun by Maya Banks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Six years ago we met the Kelly family and the six brothers that Frank and Marlene bore that run The Kelly Group International whose missions include hostage and kidnap victim recovery, Intelligence gathering and handling jobs the US government can’t. Along with the Kelly brothers we’ve also had the stories of the men and women who run and are a part of the KGI teams. During this series we were also introduced to Rusty who was a teenager from a bad home life that Marlene accepted into her home as part of her family and eventually adopted. No this technically isn’t her story – its the youngest of the Kelly brother’s Joe story but Rusty plays a huge part in this book for which we all know is the set up to us fans finally getting her and Sean’s long awaited book.

Rusty in all the years she has lived around the KGI guys has picked up some useful tricks of her own. She uses her hacking skills to help a friend in need with a new identity. Zoe is on the run from a man who wants to kill her because of her father who runs a criminal empire. Rusty gives her a new identity and then takes her home with her thinking the Kelly/KGI ranch would be the safest place for her to hide out.

Joe Kelly is the last single brother and he likes it that way. Problem is as soon as he sees Zoe both an attraction and warning bells go off in his head. He knows she is scared of something which also means she is hiding something pretty bad in her past. He first befriends her to try and find out what that is but ends up falling pretty hard for her.

Zoe is extremely insecure due to how she was raised. She believes she is the scum of the earth and not worthy of anything. She has never seen a family like the Kelly’s and how they love unconditionally. These are things she has never experiences in her life so Joe’s attention to her has her pretty skittish at first.

Through out this book we get to see all the previous characters along with Sean who is still at odds with Rusty. That finally comes to a head in this book with a not so happy outcome.

I stepped away from this series a couple books back but the author gives great recaps of all the couples and their stories through out so it was easy to ease back into things. I’ve been waiting for Rusty and Sean’s story for a long time and had heard this book had some pivotal moments in their relationship in it and in part that was one of the main reason’s I wanted to read this one – that and it was the last of the Kelly’s brothers stories. I was not disappointed at all on that front. I hope its not a super long wait for till we get their story.

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New Release and Review for No Darker Place (Shades of Death #1) by Debra Webb

They want revenge. They need each other. Detective Bobbie Gentry has one objective: to stop the serial killer who robbed her of her husband, her child and her life. Nick Shade understands Bobbie's pain—and her desire for vengeance. He's on a mission of his own, and the murderer known as the Storyteller is next on his list. Nick knows that the best way to find his target is to stick close to Bobbie. But as she becomes more and more reckless in her attempts to lure the Storyteller out of hiding, he has to make a choice. Will he protect her from herself even if it means passing up the chance to take out one more monster? As for Bobbie, she's forced to decide just how much she can trust this stranger who knows so much about her. And both of them are about to learn whether or not two broken people can save each other.

They want revenge. They need each other.
Detective Bobbie Gentry has one objective: to stop the serial killer who robbed her of her husband, her child and her life. Nick Shade understands Bobbie’s pain—and her desire for vengeance. He’s on a mission of his own, and the murderer known as the Storyteller is next on his list. Nick knows that the best way to find his target is to stick close to Bobbie. But as she becomes more and more reckless in her attempts to lure the Storyteller out of hiding, he has to make a choice. Will he protect her from herself even if it means passing up the chance to take out one more monster? As for Bobbie, she’s forced to decide just how much she can trust this stranger who knows so much about her. And both of them are about to learn whether or not two broken people can save each other.

No Darker Place by Debra Webb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This edge of your seat thriller gives you chills. The sick and twisted things the killer known as the Storyteller does to his victims is the stuff a nightmares.

First off – be sure to read The Blackest Crimson before reading this book. That prequel, is where the killer destroyed Bobbie’s life and helps you to understand her determination to bring him down no matter the cost to her own life. Detective Bobbie Gentry has spent over 7 months recovering from both the physical and mental damage the Storyteller did to her. She’s lost everyone that matters to her along with her will to live. When it becomes clear that the killer is back for her she vows bringing him down will be the last thing she does.

In this book we are introduced to the other main protagonist of the series. Nick Shade starts off as a mysterious man who inserts himself into the investigations of finding serial killers and helps bring them to justice. He has been following the Storyteller for while and becomes even more fascinated with finding him after finding out Bobbie Gentry survived her ordeal with him but knows that’s just going to make the killer more determined to get her again and Nick will be waiting.

Both Nick and Bobbie have been through hell in their lives and are at different places mentally when this book starts. Nick being the son of one of the worst serial killers wants nothing more than to put as many as he can behind bars – to do this he must stay detached from all emotions – which becomes harder the more he is around Bobbie. Bobbie doesnt even look to the future – she doesnt plan on being in it so she has emotional distanced herself from those who care for her. By the end she manages to come to terms with her grief to a point enough that she wants there to be tomorrow.

Solid start to what looks to be a great series. Can’t wait for future books.

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New Release and Review for Celeste Files: Possessed (Psychic CORE #5) by Kristine Mason

Her husband is a killer… John Kain is possessed, trapped in his own body while an evil spirit takes over his life. But the sinister ghost isn’t just interested in a second chance at life. He has a diabolical agenda, one that involves murdering John’s family. Months ago, psychic Celeste Kain sent the dead 1920s gangster, Vigo Donati, to Hell. Or so she thought… When her husband becomes erratic, violent and out of control, she finds a hidden cache of prescription drugs and worries John has an addiction. Until a psychic vision shows Vigo killing a man. The coincidence is too much and she’s convinced the gangster has taken control of John. With her family in danger and John’s life at stake, Celeste needs to rid her husband of Vigo’s spirit before he uses John’s body to kill. Because if Vigo wins, she’ll lose John forever…

Her husband is a killer…
John Kain is possessed, trapped in his own body while an evil spirit takes over his life. But the sinister ghost isn’t just interested in a second chance at life. He has a diabolical agenda, one that involves murdering John’s family.
Months ago, psychic Celeste Kain sent the dead 1920s gangster, Vigo Donati, to Hell. Or so she thought… When her husband becomes erratic, violent and out of control, she finds a hidden cache of prescription drugs and worries John has an addiction. Until a psychic vision shows Vigo killing a man. The coincidence is too much and she’s convinced the gangster has taken control of John.
With her family in danger and John’s life at stake, Celeste needs to rid her husband of Vigo’s spirit before he uses John’s body to kill. Because if Vigo wins, she’ll lose John forever…

Celeste Files: Possessed by Kristine Mason
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Celeste and John Cain are character’s we met in the first book of the Core series. Since that book the author created a separate series for them as Celeste is the only character in the Core series that deals in the paranormal. John was a bit of a dick about Celeste’s psychic visions when they first met and even at the beginning of their marriage. He loved her but it was hard for him at first to accept the things she could do and how at times it put her in danger. When they had their first child he worried even more because she could go into a trance at any time endangering their daughter. As time went on, John came to accept Celeste’s gift and even got to see first hand the good it could do – finding lost children – saving souls from the evil keeping them from passing on – and that their love grounded them both in the real and spirit world. . The last book dealt with a really evil ghost that had been killing for over 100 years. Turns out at the end of that book things didn’t end quite the way we thought they did.

Now on to my feelings about this book. Yes feelings and not review. Why.. Well I realized while I was reading this book that sometime during the 6 books John and Celeste have been in I became very protective of John. The author has a diabolical brain and likes to put her character’s through hell. Especially these two.
I equally love both John and Celeste’s character’s and think they are perfect for each other. They have been through so much that a part of me just wants to them to have some normalcy for a while. What happens in this book is so far from that and what John has to go through during this book was almost more than I could handle. Remember that evil ghost I mentioned from the last book – well he has possessed John’s body for months now and only John who is locked inside his own body with the madman knows. He has to watch this evil man play husband to his wife and father to his kids. This was at times more than I could stomach to read.. For once I couldn’t wait to get to the end of the book – where I hoped a happy ending awaited (well as much as of a happy ending as this author likes to give). And it WAS a great, heart warming, touching ending that I was ecstatic about.

Even though this book “upset” me due to my feelings about John – who yes I know is a fictional character, I love this author and please take this “review” as a little tongue and cheek as its meant to be.

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New Release and Review for Tinderbox (Flashpoint #1) by Rachel Grant

In the volatile tinderbox of the Horn of Africa, Morgan Adler has made the paleoanthropological find of a lifetime. The discovery brings her to the attention of a warlord eager to claim both Morgan and the fossils, forcing her to make a desperate dash to the nearby US military base to beg for protection. Master Sergeant Pax Blanchard has orders to intercept Dr. Adler before she reaches the base, and in so doing saves her life. After a harrowing afternoon he safely delivers her to his commanders, only to find his responsibilities toward protecting the obstinate archaeologist have only just begun. Morgan and Pax are forced to work together in the Djiboutian desert heat, but it is the fire that ignites between them that threatens to combust them both. For the Green Beret, involvement with the woman he must protect is a threat to his career, while for the archaeologist, the soldier is everything she never wanted but somehow can’t resist. When Morgan uncovers a mystery surrounding Djibouti’s most scarce and vital resource, the danger to her reaches the flashpoint. For Pax, protecting her is no longer a matter of following orders, and he’ll risk everything to bring her back alive.

In the volatile tinderbox of the Horn of Africa, Morgan Adler has made the paleoanthropological find of a lifetime. The discovery brings her to the attention of a warlord eager to claim both Morgan and the fossils, forcing her to make a desperate dash to the nearby US military base to beg for protection.
Master Sergeant Pax Blanchard has orders to intercept Dr. Adler before she reaches the base, and in so doing saves her life. After a harrowing afternoon he safely delivers her to his commanders, only to find his responsibilities toward protecting the obstinate archaeologist have only just begun.
Morgan and Pax are forced to work together in the Djiboutian desert heat, but it is the fire that ignites between them that threatens to combust them both. For the Green Beret, involvement with the woman he must protect is a threat to his career, while for the archaeologist, the soldier is everything she never wanted but somehow can’t resist. When Morgan uncovers a mystery surrounding Djibouti’s most scarce and vital resource, the danger to her reaches the flashpoint. For Pax, protecting her is no longer a matter of following orders, and he’ll risk everything to bring her back alive.

Tinderbox by Rachel Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tinderbox is full of things that are readily ignited. One of those being the too hot romance between Archaeologist Morgan Adler and Army Special Forces Master Sergeant Pax Blanchard. These two together are combustible. Have some water handy to put out the flames these two will ignite in your reader…

One of my favorite things in reading a book written by Rachel Grant is the locations she takes us to. This time I do have to say I have no desire to ever to go the Horn of Africa but it does make for fascinating reading. The majority of the book takes place in Djibouti, but the other three countries that make up the Horn of Africa Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia play a big part in the story.

Tinderbox kicks of a new military romance series but yet has many of the authors signature signature styles – explosive opening, introducing us to another fascinating type of archaeology, suspense and romance which was ramped up to the utmost degree. Loved this first book and look forward to what’s next.

Now Available at – Amazon

New Release and Review of Stolen (Cassidy & Spenser #4) by Carey Baldwin

Is she missing…or a murderer? When Laura Chaucer, daughter of a U.S. senator, vanishes from her college campus, celebrated FBI profilers Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are called in. Thirteen years ago, Laura and her nanny disappeared from her family’s Denver home. Laura was found alive, but her nanny wasn’t so lucky… and the killer was never caught. Laura could identify him—if only she didn’t have a deep, dark hole in her memory. Now she’s missing again. Did the troubled young woman run away or has the kidnapper returned? As women who look eerily similar to Laura’s nanny begin turning up dead, the Chaucer family psychiatrist renders a disturbing opinion: Laura is unstable, a danger to herself and others. Who knows what terrible secrets lurk in the shadowy recesses of her mind? Cassidy and Spenser must solve one of the most infamous cold cases ever to uncover the answer: Is Laura a killer, or is a monster still out there, waiting to claim another victim?

Is she missing…or a murderer?
When Laura Chaucer, daughter of a U.S. senator, vanishes from her college campus, celebrated FBI profilers Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are called in. Thirteen years ago, Laura and her nanny disappeared from her family’s Denver home. Laura was found alive, but her nanny wasn’t so lucky… and the killer was never caught. Laura could identify him—if only she didn’t have a deep, dark hole in her memory.
Now she’s missing again. Did the troubled young woman run away or has the kidnapper returned? As women who look eerily similar to Laura’s nanny begin turning up dead, the Chaucer family psychiatrist renders a disturbing opinion: Laura is unstable, a danger to herself and others. Who knows what terrible secrets lurk in the shadowy recesses of her mind? Cassidy and Spenser must solve one of the most infamous cold cases ever to uncover the answer: Is Laura a killer, or is a monster still out there, waiting to claim another victim?

Stolen by Carey Baldwin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stolen takes FBI profiler Special Agent Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy on an investigation to finding out if a killer is a monster that lives within or is one that has been hiding in the shadows.

Laura Chaucer lived through at nightmare when she was 8 years old. Problem is her memory is hazy about the events that lead up to her and her nanny being kidnapped and her nanny being murdered. In the years since, her psychiatrist has had her on medications that only messed with her mind more. Now in college she has taken herself off the medications but in doing so the faint memory she has of the monster from all those years ago has return – but is he just a hallucination and she the monster or is he real and now back for her.

Now that Spence and Caitlin have admitted their feelings for one another and committed to a relationship I think its improved their professional relationship and makes them a formidable team in chasing down serial killers and bringing them to justice. Their quirkiness just makes them all the more lovable as a couple and partners.

The author throws in some red herrings during the investigation to keep us on our toes until the twisted surprise conclusion that shows us monsters are real and closer than you think.

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New Release and Review for Blindsided (Men of Steele #3) by Gwen Hernandez

SHE’S RUNNING FOR HER LIFE Framed for espionage, reformed hacker Valerie Sanchez has no choice but to run. Worse, when the proof of her innocence is destroyed, things turn deadly. Can she trust the sexy terrorist hunter who mysteriously turns up to protect her, or is he the real threat? HE’S HOT ON HER TRAIL Former Marine sniper Scott Kramer’s job was supposed to be easy. Follow the hot computer geek who stole plans for classified weapons until she meets her buyer, then let law enforcement take over. But when Valerie becomes an assassin's target, Scott's gut says she’s innocent. Now, he must risk his life—and his heart—to keep her safe.

SHE’S RUNNING FOR HER LIFE
Framed for espionage, reformed hacker Valerie Sanchez has no choice but to run. Worse, when the proof of her innocence is destroyed, things turn deadly. Can she trust the sexy terrorist hunter who mysteriously turns up to protect her, or is he the real threat?
HE’S HOT ON HER TRAIL
Former Marine sniper Scott Kramer’s job was supposed to be easy. Follow the hot computer geek who stole plans for classified weapons until she meets her buyer, then let law enforcement take over. But when Valerie becomes an assassin’s target, Scott’s gut says she’s innocent. Now, he must risk his life—and his heart—to keep her safe.

Blindsided by Gwen Hernandez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sexy thrill ride of action and suspense. Blindsided takes us deep into the world of both the white and black hat hackers.

Scott Kramer was assigned to follow and gather proof that Valerie Sanchez stole plans for classified weapons from her employer, Aggressor International who hunt terrorist via the web. Problem is she doesn’t look the part of a person that would do that plus he finds himself very attracted to her. But he’s there to do a job and is a true patriot and no matter her sex or looks if she’s guilty he will turn her over to the FBI.

Valerie grew up with a father who was a black hat hacker. In her adolescence years she helped him with his scams. Once she grew up she wanted to use the skills she learned from her father for good. She thought she found the perfect job working at Aggressor helping to find security leaks. Her current job was a hard one to crack but once she did she was feeling proud of her accomplishment not realizing it was a set up to frame her of espionage.

The action ramps up from here when both Valerie and Scott are accused of multiple crimes which sends them on the run trying to find proof of their innocence. Along with the suspense both Scott and Valerie have to deal with the scars from their past both internal and external as they give into there strong attraction to each other all while trying to stay alive and one step ahead of the authorities.

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