Wednesday, March 29, 2017

REVIEW: Ready For His Rule--A WILD Boys Novel (The WILD Boys of Special Forces Book 10) by Angel Payne


 Captain John Franzen. Inside the lines... It's the definition of life for Tracy Rhodes, and she has no choice about that. Lines--lots of them--are what happens when one is sworn in as second-in-command of the free world. But the lines are crushed beneath the boots of Captain John Franzen, assigned as a special advisor to her security team for a high-profile event in Vegas. The towering warrior with the haunted stare shatters her composure, invades her libido, and makes her yearn for things she shouldn't. Sweaty, illicit things...with her body pinned beneath his... Outside the boundaries... John Franzen, six and a half feet of rigid composure on the outside, is a lost man on the inside. Why the hell is he even alive? A guy isn't supposed to survive eleven years in Special Forces, especially after the crazy missions he's been assigned. Accepting the security gig in Vegas is just a favor to a friend--a way to fill time that's become too damn empty lately. Until the cushy "babysitting job" becomes the most treacherous mission of his life--and the politician he's protecting becomes the woman in his bed. The lover beneath his bonds... The submissive he longs to claim forever. Breaking all the rules... She's destined for marble halls and an oval office. He's wired for dirt and violence. Will her passion be enough to tame his claim the ultimate wild boy as her own?

This was an intriguing book. It added the bdsm lifestyle dynamic to a real life situation with secret service and the vice president and her son and an attack on them where they have to go into  hiding and seclusion until the guilty parties are found.

It is quite the plot to have going in a book and then you add the sexy naughty bdsm part to it.

The Captain is definitely a very sexy alluring man. One you can easily drool over.

I would be very curious to read the other in this series. As this is 10 in the series I think. It would be interesting to see how the other stories in this series play out.

4 stars


USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances began in junior high, when writing with friends on "swap stories" they'd trade between classes. Needless to say, those stories involved lots of angst, groping, drama, and gooey kissing. She began getting a paycheck for her writing in her twenties, writing record reviews for a Beverly Hills-based dance music magazine. Some years, various entertainment industry gigs, and a number of years in the hospitality industry later, Angel returned to the thing she loves the most: creating character-based romantic fiction. Along the way, she also graduated with two degrees from Chapman University in Southern California, taking departmental honors for English, before writing five historical romances for Kensington and Bantam/Doubleday/Dell. Angel found a true home in writing contemporary-based romances that feature high heat and high concepts, focusing on memorable alpha men and the women who tame them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Kinky Truth series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces series, and the acclaimed Cimarron series. Temptation Court, a new series being launched through the Dark Nights Discovery project, debuts in 2016. Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, enjoying the outdoors, and being a gym rat.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ: My Redemption (The Salvation Series, Book Two) By Michelle Dare

Ethan Matthews always felt he was second best. His brother received all the praise, never him. Ethan took a dark, lonely road, turning to alcohol and women to avoid the jealousy that ate away at him. But the demons of his past continued to resurface. He decided to turn his life around with the help of the person he treated the worst–his brother.
Piper Lazara struggled for most of her life. She’d lost almost everyone she loved and lived in poverty. Despite the obstacles, she worked hard and finished nursing school. She never believed in love at first sight, so she tried dismissing her feelings when Ethan entered her life, leaving her heart and head at war over whether she’d take a chance on love.
Ethan knew he shouldn’t get involved with anyone at this turning point of his life, but from the moment he laid eyes on her, he couldn’t stop thinking about the raven-haired beauty. He didn’t know if she felt the same, but it was time he found out.
Their lives were in danger, causing family to step in and offer support. Ethan would do whatever it took to protect the woman who had become his everything. He never thought he deserved happiness, but Piper gave him the redemption he so desperately desired.
Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

REVIEW: A Season in London (Timeless Regency Collection Book 6) by Elizabeth Johns (Author), Heather B. Moore (Author), Rebecca Connolly (Author)

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance, comes A SEASON IN LONDON.

**Amazon Top 20 in Victorian Romance**
**Amazon Top 30 in Regency Romance**

Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Elizabeth Johns, Heather B. Moore, and Rebecca Connolly:

POOR RELATIONS by Elizabeth Johns
As a ‘poor relation,’ Emma Standrich has already pre-empted her dismal Season by applying for a governess post. Her aunt and cousin are kind enough to sponsor her, but in truth, Emma is just waiting for it to all be over. Emma’s grief over the death of her brother while in military service casts a pallor on everything else in her life. When Colonel Shelton, the man who was her brother’s superior, asks her to dance at her first ball, Emma is more surprised than anyone. But she has questions for him, and soon she’s caught up in an intrigue she wasn’t expecting—both of the heart and the mind.

EDWARD & EMILY by Heather B. Moore
As a second son, Edward Blackwood never anticipated becoming heir to his family estate, or the need to find a wife and secure that inheritance. But with the death of his older brother, Edward is thrust into a life he never wanted. When his mother encourages him to be kind to his long-time neighbor Emily Foster, a girl he’d hardly paid attention to while growing up, Edward realizes that returning home might not be such a set-back after all.

A SPORTING SEASON by Rebecca Connolly
Daphne Hutchins is no simpering female who aims for a husband with a fortune. In fact, she’d be more than happy to live her life free of the heartache that men seem to bring. So when she sets out to play the fool in front of the ton during her first Season in order to send all eligible men running, she’s quite unprepared for James Woodbridge. Bored, but with a sense of family duty, James arrives for the Season, anticipating going through the expected motions befitting any gentleman. What he isn’t prepared for is Daphne Hutchins and the way she completely upends his heart.

Other books in the Timeless Regency Collections:
A NIGHT IN GROSVENOR SQUAREA Season in London (Timeless Regency Collection Book 6) 
by Elizabeth Johns  (Author), Heather B. Moore  (Author), Rebecca Connolly  (Author)

Oh my this was full of three amazing stories. I have to say I absolutely loved Poor Relation. Colonel Shelton Oooh my I love his character so tough and strong and sexy as hell.

This is a great regency romance not just one romance you get to read about three different romances and it truly makes this Novel great. Full of twists and turns.

This is a must read for anyone into historical intrigue romances. Or as most refer to them Regency or Victorian Romances. 

5 stars

 Elizabeth Johns

National bestselling author Elizabeth Johns was first an avid reader, though she was a reluctant convert. It was Jane Austen's clever wit and unique turn of phrase that hooked Johns when she was "forced" to read Pride and Prejudice for a school assignment. She began writing when she ran out of her favorite author's books and decided to try her hand at crafting a Regency romance novel. Her journey into publishing began with the release of Surrender the Past, book one of the Loring-Abbott Series. Johns makes no pretensions to Austen's wit but hopes readers will perhaps laugh and find some enjoyment in her writing.

Johns attributes much of her inspiration to her mother, a retired English teacher. During their last summer together, Johns would sit on the porch swing and read her stories to her mother, who encouraged her to continue writing. Busy with multiple careers, including a professional job in the medical field, author and mother of small children, Johns squeezes in time for reading whenever possible.

 Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.

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Literary awards: 5-time Best of State Recipient for Best in Literary Arts, 3-time Whitney Award Winner, and 2-time Golden Quill Award Winner

Rebecca Connolly
Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in Minnesota, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.

REVIEW:The Rise of Miss Notley (Tanglewood Volume 2) by Rachel Anderson

When Miss Coralynn Notley's father barters her off to the first 

titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her 

home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by 

desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at 

Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow.
    The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She 

is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about 

her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare 

offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in 

I am a big fan of Rachael Anderson ever since i read The Fall Of 

Lord Drayson. I was utterly mesmerized by her writing. I just 

love any books she does.

This did not disapont at all. The irony of her applying for a 

job to escape being given to a man she doesnt know or love where 

she attracts the Lord of the manner is beyond funny.

THe little humor here and there is this time era just cracks me 

up and is one of the reason I adore Rachel's writing.

This was a sweet, fun, easy read. I really enjoyed it. The 

characters had enough depth and personality to make them very 

endearing. I am so sad that the 3rd book in the series isn't 

released yet.

Amazing characters in this novel and I am suprized that I really 

really like Jonathan usually I find a link to the female 

characters but I really enjoyed his character.

5 stars

A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother 

of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least 

sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't 

dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how 

yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really 

good at eating. You can read more about her and her books online 


To learn more about Rachael, visit

REVIEW: The Magician's Workshop (Volume 1 and 2 ) By Hansen Fehr

Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: 

whatever they imagine can be brought into existence. Whoever 

becomes a master over these powers is granted the title of 

magician and is given fame, power, riches, and glory. This 

volume of books follows the journey of a group of kids as they 

strive to rise to the top and become members of the Magician’s 


Layauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her 

magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, 

savage monsters. For years she has tried to hide her creations, 

but when her power is at last discovered by a great magician, 

she realizes that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of 

tremendous value.

Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his 

friends. Unfortunately, nearly everyone on his island sees him 

as a bad influence, so he’s forced to meet them in secret. When 

one of the creatures they create gets out of control and starts 

flinging fireballs at their town, Kai is tempted to believe that 

he is as nefarious as people say. However, his prospects change 

when two mysterious visitors arrive, praising his ability and 

making extraordinary promises about his future.

Follow the adventures of Kai, Layauna, and a boatload of other 

characters as they struggle to grow up well in this fantastical 


The Magician's Workshop dumps you straight into a pile of 

characters living in their crazy island world where everyone can 

work magic. And as the characters go about life projecting magic 

images, flavors and smells, the authors slowly start to 

introduce some of the difficulties that come in such a 

fantastical world. What do you think? Would you bother eating 

real fruit if you could eat something that tasted like fruit 


This is such a wonderful book for adults and young adults alike. 

Even if you are a fully mature adult you will read this and love 

this novel. I was so excited to move onto book two after 

finishing this.

5 stars

Book two

In Volume Two, the Festival of Stars has finally arrived, and 

the Color Ceremony is about to commence. As children from all 

over the islands gather to stand before a puller, one question 

remains: who will have a Color, and who will be found void? 

Rejoin your favorite characters as they step forward and receive 

a label that will have the power to dramatically alter the 

course of their lives forever.

Book Two definitely does not disappoint at all. It continues with 

old characters but expands on the magical realm we are reading 

about. Beautifully well written.

 showed their characters with universal feelings common in us 

all. I could relate to situations and difficulties these 

characters were experiencing even though their characters were 

living in a land and time of magic and projections. Going to 

such a special place and being part of these lives "magically" 

gives us insight into lives so different than ours....yet inside 

each individual are the same feelings as young people today 

feel. As I felt in Volume I, a wonderful reading experience to 

be read not only alone but to share with others.

The Master Magician turns up with words of encouragement along 

the lines of color, no color, it doesn't matter, but to accept 

all anyway. This comes across as a surprise and a rather new 

concept to everyone who think that the ultimate goal is to be 

found with color and then to train to get into the magician's 

workshop. No-one seems to know or understand the hardships that 

it entails or even those that follow this kind of dream.

Now that everyone has found out their place (it feels harsh to 

write it this way, but I cannot think of another way of 

articulating this), it's time to move further, to train, to find 

new goals and to deal with the next stage of life. The authors 

slowly emphasize the importance of two characters, Kai and 

Layauna, and the story slowly shifts focus with more of the 

later chapters written from their points of view. Coming out 

with the kind of colors they have, it will give us a sense that 

the tests that life will throw at these two will be harder and 

that they will need all the help and support from their friends 

and family. 

I absolutely adore this author and I cannot wait to read more 

from him.

5 stars

The first glimmering Chris Hansen had that there was far more to 

reality than he had ever imagined occurred six days after his 

ninth birthday. 
“Christopher!” cried a wise, old sage. “Life is full of deep 

magic. Miraculous things happen all the time and all around us, 

if you know where to look for them.” 
Full of expectation and childlike optimism, Chris began 

searching for this magic, prepared to be surprised and amazed by 

it. And he was: he found Wonder! Now he’s chosen to write 

stories about it.