Monthly Archives: September 2016
Author: Stephie Walls
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Published: May 11, 2016
|I’ve lived all over the country but have made Greenville, South Carolina my home for the last 20 of my 37 years. I have a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if I could get away with it. If you follow me on Facebook you’ll also find that I’m slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam. I’m an avid reader (literary whore to be more precise) averaging around 300 novels a year. I have a penchant for great love stories, sensual poetry and am a romantic at heart.
I currently work full-time in the Greenville area and fill my “extra” time with writing contemporary romance novels with a hint of erotica. I couldn’t do it without the support of my family and friends who push me to keep going when I don’t have the confidence or patience.
Title: A Dance Worth Dancing
Series: Tactical Men #1
Author: JL Long
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: May 28, 2015
|Love is a strange thing. It can heal, it can hurt and it can be astonishing. For Rori and Colt, it is all of these things.
Rori is a single mom, looking for love in all the wrong places. Until one fateful night her hero comes to her without her even knowing it. She doesn’t want to give in to what her heart tells her. She has too much at stake to risk a dance on the wild side.
Colt isn’t the type to settle down. He’s been there done that and got left high and dry. He throws himself into his work and living the simple life. Or as simple as he can until the demons come calling.
Can they pull through when it seems like the universe is doing everything in its power to pull them apart? Can love really conquer all?
“Their journey to happiness isn’t an easy one, when you say they have some bumps in the road they sure do. Through it all HE LOVES HER, SHE LOVES HIM. I 100 % RECOMMEND this book.” ~ J. Bourgeois – 5 Stars
“This was a great read. The storyline never slowed down and always kept me wanting more.” ~ Erin P. – 5 Stars
“I really enjoyed this book. Rori is a strong independent woman and Colt is a bossy, alpha male you can’t help but fall in love with. Looking forward to book 2 in the Tactical Men Series.” ~ Tanya – 5 Stars
Thursday, September 29th
|JL grew up in a small town in Illinois. Not to be mistaken for Chicago. She currently resides in Kentucky with her husband, three children and their two fur-babies. She has lived an adventurous life…doing just that, living. JL is a hopeless romantic, who loves seeing love unwind before her eyes. When she can’t see that for herself with other people in real life, she writes it or reads it. Writing has been a part of her life since she was a little girl, along with being an avid reader. She will continue to write until the pen will not allow it anymore.|
About the Book
Title: The Sailweaver’s Son
Author: Jeff Minerd
Genre: MG/YA Fantasy
The Sailweaver’s Son combines traditional fantasy with a dash of steampunk and takes young readers to a unique world—Etherium. A world where mountains rise like islands above a sea of clouds and adventurers travel the sky in sail-driven airships.
When fifteen year-old Tak rescues the survivor of an airship destroyed by one of the giant flammable gas bubbles mysteriously appearing in the sky of Etherium, the authorities react like a flock of startled grekks.
Admiral Scud accuses Tak of sabotage and treason. Tak’s father grounds him for reckless airmanship. Rumors spread that the bubbles are weapons devised by the Gublins, a race of loathsome but ingenious underground creatures. The King’s advisors call for war, hoping to win much-needed Gublin coal.
To clear his name, solve the mystery, and prevent a misguided war, Tak must do what anyone knows is suicide—visit the Gublins and find out what they’re up to. When the wizard’s adopted daughter, an oddly beautiful and irksomely intelligent girl from the Eastern kingdoms, asks Tak to help her do just that, he can’t say no.
The adventure will take Tak from the deepest underground caves to a desperate battle on Etherium’s highest mountaintop. It will force him to face his worst fears, and to grow up faster than he expected.
Jeff Minerd thought he stopped writing fiction a long time ago until the story for The Sailweaver’s Son came to him not in a dream but after a dream. He is grateful for that, and for the opportunity to explore the world of Etherium and entertain others with what he finds there.
Jeff has a son, Noah, who is also a writer and avid reader. Jeff hopes to one day place in the top ten—or maybe even top five—of Noah’s favorite authors. But the competition is pretty stiff.
In a previous lifetime, Jeff published short fiction in literary journals including The North American Review. One of his stories won the F. Scott Fitzgerald competition, judged by former NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse.
More recently, Jeff has worked as a science and medical writer for publications and organizations including the National Institutes of Health, MedPage Today, The Futurist magazine, and the Scientist magazine.
Jeff lives in Rochester, NY.
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* This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.
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Darla, a free-spirited vegan, travels wherever the wind takes her. But, this time, it’s different.
At first, it seems the two have nothing in common until on a whim the two take off on a road trip across the country to visit a wounded Marine when something unexpected happens, and the couple realizes they have much more in common.
Cherishing Mrs. Right is the heartwarming third installation in the Romantic Destination Series, a standalone that demonstrates just how easily love can transcend differences.
Contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature readers.
Ambitious, twenty-something FBI Special Agent Jade Harrington cuts her vacation short to investigate the murder of a conservative radio personality only to discover that he may be the victim of a serial killer. Whitney Fairchild, the elegant and charismatic Democratic senator from Missouri, campaigns in a cutthroat race for president of the United States. Cole Brennan, the most popular conservative talk-show host in the nation, battles nightly to save his country and help the incumbent Republican president maintain his ‘inner conservative’ to win re-election.
The lives of Jade, Whitney, Cole, and the killer—who has an agenda of his own—are on a collision course. That course will not just impact them each in ways they could never have foreseen, but also the future of the United States of America. Amidst a backdrop of contemporary power politics driven by the influence of talk radio and social media, DON’T SPEAK thrills even as it explores many of the complex issues facing Americans today.
What happens when you mix politics with murder? In this case a book I couldn’t put down! This is a book that keeps you guessing from the beginning. Who’s killing the conservative radio talk show hosts? That’s the answer FBI Special Agent Jade Harrington and her group are looking for. Throw in a presidential election with a look at the dealing that goes on behind closed doors and you have a winning story line. The characters are fleshed out and realistic and the author’s take on conservative vs liberal politics is spot on. The ending left the book open for another story with Jade and Whitney and I hope the author has plans for a book 2 because I’d definitely love to read more.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 5 thrilling hearts.
Danielle is one tough female and vows only to believe in herself and her dedication to protect mortals. In her past, she has several strikes against her and has had to prove herself time and again. One, her lineage as the daughter of a Goddess who cares nothing for her. Two, the painful betrayal of a male she was sacredly pledged to. And three, just the fact that she’s female and considered weak. Even though times have changed, she still harbors the insecurities secretly deep within and strives to maintain the respect she is due as a member of the Freyodin Warriors.
Aaron is an archeologist searching for a mythical relic. In the process, he blunders upon an ancient chain that causes problems he wasn’t expecting and may change the course of his lifelong dreams and aspirations. Maybe even against his will – if he can survive.
The unexpected connection between them is filled with inexplicable attraction, danger and adventure. They learn truths of their past that neither one is prepared for and face a possible future neither one may want. Can they overcome their differences, secrets and pasts, and work together to find a solution they both can live through?
This book is the first in the Freyodin Warrior series and ends in an HEA. This story leans heavily on mythology and the actual existence of gods and goddesses alongside humans, but not known to most humans. Aaron is an archeologist on a dig to find a sacred relic that must not go into the hands of evil. He also stumbles across a chain. This chain draws the attention of the gods to the dig site. Danielle, a demi-god warrior is sent to retrieve the chain. There are a lot of emotions in this story. Each god has his or her own personality, with all of the baggage that comes with living hundreds of years. Danielle feels she must prove herself as a warrior and a woman. She is attracted to Aaron, but knows they can never be together due to his humanity.
>This story had a lot of gratuitous sex scenes that didn’t further the plot at all. A mated couple’s relations are described, yet the couple has really no other purpose in the story. One of the female warriors, Mikayla, has a threesome with 2 of the male warriors and their scene is described in erotic detail. That scene had no bearing on this story. If the book was about Mikayla and how she recovers from losing the love of her life, then the scene made sense. As this book is written, the extra eroticism tended to cheapen the story.
>The book had a lot of misusage of words. For example, when talking about a sordid family history, the author writes about a sorted family history. A bare neck is described as a bear neck. The ultimate mistake was made when the word your was used in place of the words you’re. These kinds of errors take the reader right out of the story.
>I am a reviewer for Romance Author’s that Rock. I am giving this book 3 stars. There was so much to the story, but the story was pushed to the back in favor of eroticism.
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I live in a small town in Washington State-I’m a lifer here and enjoy it very much-despite the rain. I have always loved to write and certainly have had my dreams come true with four published novels.
I have spent most of my life working in the Human Services field.The people I have worked with have taught me so much. It has certainly enriched my life.
I’m a positive person- a romantic at heart. Like life, my stories contain twists of humor.
As always, I am so greatful for my wonderful family. My children: Jacob, Brandy, Donn, Dale; my daughter-in-law Heather. Grandchildren: Donn III, Hallie, Melinda, and Daylen, twins: Holton & Dalton, Anthony, Little Millie and great-grandbaby Jade. I am also thankful for Bryon, my husband, who gives me so much love and support every day.
I am a member of the Cascade Writing Group- which has given me great support and encouragement.