Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Book Review Deadly Deception (Rogue Security #2) by Marissa Garner

Deadly Deception by Marissa Garner
Title: Deadly Deception (Rogue Security #2

Author: by Marissa Garner

Stars: 3 1/2 stars

Review:
Deadly Deception plot was all over the place to the point readers might wonder what the point of the story is. Marissa Garner has the ability to write a well crafted story but gets loss in the details. Murder, Child Pornography, family lies, kidnapping, second chance romance, secrets and that is just a few themes that float in and out of the story.  Having read others by this author I know she is able to create a story but she throw everything into them and you almost wonder if the kitchen sink might make an appearance. 
Deadly Deception needs more focus and less stories to have been a 5 star reading.

Thank you to Netgalley and Forever Your Publishing for the advance copy.

Synopsis:
When her mother disappears, Jessica Hargrove's life begins to unravel. And her problems are only just beginning. A horrible secret has been revealed, threatening to destroy three generations of her family, and the one person who may be able to help her is the man she's never stopped loving, the man who once broke her heart....

LAPD Detective Sean Burke is back in his small hometown, pondering if his career in the big city is what he really wants anymore. As painful as it is to see Jess again, she needs him. He can't walk away when she's about to lose everything she holds dear. But will what he discovers ruin their second chance at love?


Publication: January 16th 2018 by Forever Yours

About The Author:
Marissa Garner
I’m Marissa Garner. I’m a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, I cut pictures of people out of my mother’s magazines and turned them into characters in my simple stories. Now I write sexy paranormal romantic suspense, steamy contemporary romance, and edgy romantic thrillers. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, but enjoy traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and to many locations in between.

I write romance to titillate your mind as well as your libido. My stories appeal to romance readers who:

•Choose French Silk over vanilla
•Don’t always color inside the lines and don’t like being told no
•Think some rules are made to be broken
•Have the courage to push the envelope when they’re passionate about something
•Believe fiction should be as unpredictable as real life

If this sounds like your kind of romance, have fun exploring my website and stories.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Book Review: Worth of a Lady (The Marriage Maker #1) by Tarah Scott, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Allie Mackay

Worth of a Lady (The Marriage Maker Book 1)

Title: Worth of a Lady (The Marriage Maker #1)

Author:(s) Tarah Scott, Sue-Ellen Welfonder AKA Allie Mackay

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

Review:
An intriguing story that grabbed my interest very early. It was told very well. However, I thought the storyline was to be about the oldest sister and was very much surprised when the story finished after the youngest sister married. I can only presume that the story is to continue through all four sister's marriages. I would have liked for the entire tale to have been in one volume.

With the above being said I have rated this book 4 stars.

I obtained this ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased opinion.
Thank you Frank for your Review

Synopsis:
No one guessed that an innocent would bring the Devil of Delny to his knees…

Spinster Chastity Hamilton is the Duke of Roxburgh’s heir. Her father insists she marry. She insists that the man who wins her hand must first find matches for her three younger sisters. Sir Stirling James takes up the challenge, and the sisters are shocked when he announces the engagement of their youngest sister to the Devil of Delny.

When Quin Ramsey’s surrogate brother Sir Stirling James informs him he is to wed the fourth daughter of a lesser duke, he refuses. But when he waltzes with the lovely innocent, he realizes that he wants no other man to waltz with her 

Other books in the Marriage Maker series
The Marriage Wager--He lost at cards, but won at love…
A Lady by Chance--He bargained for a lady, but the hoyden stole his heart…
How to Catch an Heiress--It takes cunning to catch an heiress…and a handsome face doesn’t hurt


Kindle Edition67 pages
Published April 30th 2017 by Scarsdale Publishing

About The Author:(s)
Tarah Scott

Tarah Scott

Allie Mackay is the alter ego of USA Today bestselling author, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, who writes Scottish medieval romances www.welfonder.com. A former flight attendant of Scottish descent, she spent fifteen years living in Europe and still makes annual visits to Scotland. Most inspired by the wild places of Scotland’s far north, she is also fascinated by the paranormal, Scottish folklore and Highland tradition. In addition to her great love of Scotland, her other main interests are medieval history, hill walking, and dogs. Proud of her own Scottish ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: The MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. She currently resides in Florida with her husband, Manfred, and her Jack Russell Terrier, Em. Allergic to flash and brass, she enjoys living quietly and spends her time writing her books and counting the minutes until she can board that next Glasgow-bound plane. 
Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a card-carrying Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent (free) trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty year career with the airlines. Bi-lingual, she flew international all those years, working her flights as foreign language speaker. Her flying career allowed her to see the world, but it was always to Scotland that she returned. 

Now a full-time writer, she’s quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee. She spent fifteen years living in Europe and used that time to explore as many castle ruins, medieval abbeys, and stone circles as possible. Anything ancient, crumbling, or lichened caught her eye. She makes annual visits to Scotland, insisting they are a necessity as each trip gives her inspiration for new books.

Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. In addition to Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, and dogs. She never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a four-hundred-and-fifty year old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

Sue-Ellen is married and currently resides with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier in Florida. Readers can learn more about her and the world of her books at: www.welfonder.com.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Book Review: A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3) by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3)
Title: A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3) 

Author:  Kendra Elliot

Stars: 5 stars

Review:
A Merciful Secret is a must read book for everyone who has read one story by Kendra Elliot. 
This is the 3rd book in the series and readers can start with book 1 or book 3 either way the author is able to pull readers in and covers the last two book quickly without taking away from the current story.
A Merciful Secret is well paced story that is told from different points of view each one building hooking readers in keeping them wanting to know all the secrets everyone is hiding.
Kendra Elliot doesn't just focus on the current mystery but also each of the different characters personal lives. She brings in Characters from other series that will give fans of Kendra Elliot smiles.
The author doesn't those in wasted characters everyone has a purpose driving the story to the end.
This is a can't miss in the Mercy Kilpatrick series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake for the Advance Copy

Synopsis:
Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They’re in her blood. They’re her secrets—as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills.

In a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds. Hundreds of miles away, a body is discovered slashed to death in a similar way. The victims—a city judge and an old woman living in the woods—couldn’t be more different. With the help of police chief Truman Daly, Mercy must find the killer before the body count rises. Mercy knows that the past has an edge on her. So does her family. How can she keep her secrets now…when they’re the only things that can save her?


January 16th 2018 by Montlake Romance


About The Author:
Kendra Elliot
An Amazon #1 selling author, Kendra Elliot has sold over 4 million books. Get a free insider's guide to Kendra's books at www.KendraElliot.com

She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a Pomeranian. She's fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and dreams of living every day in flip flops. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Book Review: Breaking Point (Lucy Kincaid #14) by Allison Brennan

Breaking Point
Title: Breaking Point (Lucy Kincaid #14) 

Author: Allison Brennan 

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

Review:
Allison Brennan does it again with Breaking Point a darker side of human trafficking and what lengths people will go to bring down the flirt of the world.
Belle was trafficked as a teen and now is fighting back trying to bring down a sick group of men who will kill her without blinking. Belle goes deep undercover hoping to find a missing girl at the same time help the local law enforenement save a few along the way from LA to small town in Texas.
This dark gritty story has a ending that reader will cheer.
Readers do not need to start with the first in the series because each story has a new beginning and Allison has the ability to bring readers up to date without missing a beat.
With all Allison Brennan stories it is loaded with characters from first to last page and each one has a part and role to play.
This is a fast pace action mystery that will keep readers hook and wanting more from Allison Brennan.
Thank you to Netgelley and the publisher for the advance copy.

Synopsis:
Bella Caruso survived a nightmare of abuse and betrayal. Today, she has dedicated her life to saving other young women from the hell that almost killed her—first as an officer of the law, then by stepping outside the law and into the darkness where true evil dwells. Now, it appears that the darkness has taken her once again.

JT Caruso often worries about his sister, given her line of work. This time, when he learns that Bella is working undercover to find a missing girl involved in a dangerous prostitution ring, JT asks FBI Special Agent Lucy Kincaid for help.

Even with Lucy’s extensive experience in running down human traffickers, finding Bella will not be easy. Not only because she is in too deep. But because Bella, who will not rest until she saves the girl, doesn’t want to be found…


 January 30th 2018 by St. Martin's Press


About The Author:
Allison Brennan
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan believes that life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year.

Allison has penned more than two dozen thrillers and many short stories. RT Book Reviews calls Allison “a master of suspense” and her books “haunting,” “mesmerizing,” “pulse-pounding” and “emotionally complex.” RT also said that "The Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan books are getting better and better!" 

COLD SNAP, was a finalist for Best Thriller in the Thriller Awards (ITW) and FEAR NO EVIL (2007) and COMPULSION (2015) won the Daphne du Maurier award. Allison has been nominated multiple times for RWA's Best Romantic Suspense award, and the Kiss of Death's Daphne award.

Allison lives in Northern California with her husband, five children, and assorted pets. Her current release is THE LOST GIRLS, a romantic thriller. MAKE THEM PAY will be out in March, 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Review: The Duke of Nothing (The 1797 Club #5) by Jess Michaels

The Duke of Nothing (The 1797 Club, #5)
Title: The Duke of Nothing (The 1797 Club #5

Author: Jess Michaels

Stars: 4 stars out of 5

Review:
A well told story that has all the right ingredients that one looks for in a historical romance. A Duke who must find a bride, but not just any bride will be acceptable. She must come with an extremely large dowry as his late father had been a gambler and lost the family fortune. In addition there were large outstanding vowels held by persons unknown. At a party he briefly meets (big gasp) a colonial with whom he feels a strong attraction. Unfortunately, the lady in question is only a penniless companion to the heiress with the huge dowry. The reader must root for the underdog and see if true love will conquer greed.

I have given this book a four star rating and would recommend it to anyone seeking a historical romance to read.

I received this ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.


Synopsis:
Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield, has a secret he's keeping from almost everyone he knows and loves. He is destitute, thanks to gambling by his late father and his own bad decisions. There is only one option now: marry for money, and do it soon. An opportunity presents itself when a rich American woman arrives in Society hunting for a title in trade for a huge dowry.

Helena Monroe is the companion to her entitled cousin, and she is miserable. But once she encounters Baldwin on a terrace, her time in England starts to look up. She quickly realizes he believes she is her cousin, and everything starts to fall apart.

Baldwin is now torn between a future that will save his family legacy and one with a woman he is growing increasingly attached to. Will he choose safety or passion, obligation or love?


January 16th 2018 by The Passionate Pen

About The Author:
Jess Michaels
USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels likes geeky stuff, Vanilla Coke Zero, anything coconut, cheese, fluffy cats, smooth cats, any cats, many dogs and people who care about the welfare of their fellow humans. She watches too much daytime court shows, but just enough Once Upon a Time (CaptainSwan FOR LIFE). She is lucky enough to be married to her favorite person in the world and live in a beautiful home on a golf course lake in Northern Arizona.

When she’s not obsessively checking her steps on Fitbit or trying out new flavors of Greek yogurt, she writes erotic historical romances with smoking hot alpha males and sassy ladies who do anything but wait to get what they want. She has written for numerous publishers and is now fully indie and loving every moment of it (well, almost every moment).

Jess always loves to hear from readers! You can email or send snail mail to:

Jess Michaels
Po Box 10291
Prescott, AZ 86304

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