Featuring the fantastic work of Nathan Hainline and Cassady. Fortune’s Kiss is the next installment of the #MeetCute collaboration I’ve been working on. Releases January 31st, preorder now!
When London was fifteen, a fortune teller told her she would meet her soul mate on June 23rd. The only problem is, which June 23rd? The woman wasn’t specific and only called him her dreamer. Desperate to find her mystery man eleven years later, London sets out to search for him but is waylaid by a mugger instead.
Elliot has had his eye on the woman who jogs past the park where he coaches his nephew’s baseball team for the past month. When he’s the first responder for a mugging victim on June 23rd, she’s barely conscious. She’s the woman tattooed on his chest. He’s seen her in his dreams and has been drawing her for years.
They’ll both sound crazy if they reveal their secrets, but they can’t stay away from each other. Elliot has priorities, promises made to his late sister. London’s trying to live a more intentional existence instead of waiting for everything to fall in her lap.
Can they fulfill the destiny predicted by the fortune teller? Or will fate be undone?
Boy meets girl. It’s the way romances usually begin . . . and while we all love a happy ending, it’s the #MeetCute that wins our hearts.
How did you two meet?
The #MeetCute Books each have a unique answer to that query. Some might make you swoon, others might make you giggle . . . and some may make you blush.
Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster.
Because it’s all about the #MeetCute. Check out all the books here: https://tawdrakandle.com/books-2/meetcute-books/
A beautiful Billionaire love story. Aidan Thornhill is a billionaire who likes his privacy, shares his wealth with those who need it most, and is very down to earth. He is in search of a PA to help plan and run the gala’s that he has to raise money for the various charities that he runs to help the needy. His Aunt is his closest confidant and works with him in running his charities.
Clarissa Moone has been contacted by an employment agency to go to an interview for the position. She was just an after thought by the company, but she was very hopeful that she would get the job. Clarissa is an eccentric 21 year old, she has a degree in Art History, and is a caring thoughtful person. She is not a woman to watch the media, or gossip rags about celebrities. So when she goes to the interview, she is not aware of who the man is that she will be working for, until she gets home and talks with her roommate and best friend since childhood, Tabitha, who knows about everyone.
I loved this story and the characters really drew me in. I love Aidan and Clarissa, but Greta and Julian add so much to this story as well. They are the people who help to make Aidan and Clarissa who they are as adults. They care for them and they are very much a part of their lives.
I look forward to reading more of the Thornhill Trilogy in the coming year. JJ Sorel is a new to me author and I look forward to reading more of her stories.
It has been a good year. I have a new grandchild, and my children are all doing well. I am hoping for a good 2018 as well. I am all signed up to take my final course for my BA in English and should be graduating in May 2018. I may have to back off on my reviews and reading to a minimum in the Spring 2018 because of the class I will be taking, Biology. I will need to read and study for the class more than I did for my English class I just finished up. I started this blog to have something to do when I finish my degree.
I like to keep busy at night and thought this would be a good way to keep busy and still keep my mind active. I enjoy reading and love to find new authors to read, and this blog has helped me to expand my library. I was playing with the idea of doing this blog when I connected with a new author to me, Sue Colletta, little did I know that she would become a great resource to me and help me get my blog up and running. She is a great author and a great person. @SueColletta1, thank you for your help and guidance in setting up my blog and expanding my library and my mind. I look forward to one day in the near future, meeting you in person and having a cup of coffee with you. Thank you also for guiding me and telling me to contact Rosie Amber, she has also become a great resource for me and I am a huge fan of hers and glad to be part of her review team. @rosieamber1, thank you for your guidance. You are both great resources and I am happy to call you both friend.
A different read for me, with a different twist at the end. Not what I expected at all.
Keller is looking to get pay back for his father’s sentencing after a heist gone wrong with the murder of an ex judge. He wants retribution for his father taking the fall for the disaster that occurred that day in NC.
Rebecca wants answers as to where her parents are and what happened to them. When she begins to dig around in old newspapers she only ends up with more questions.
This book goes back and forth between years with the history of what happened and present day. The story is well written and the back and forth between the years is done well.
This thriller will keep you hoping for the best for both of these young people who are thrown into this predicament because of their parents. This story shows that things aren’t always as they seem and that we may not always have the power to make our lives out to be what we hope for. I give this story a 4.5 star review. Although, the end left me with more questions than answers.
I am the ghost that haunts your dreams. I am a liar, a protector…a killer…I am death.
You think you know my story, but you have no idea. My death was just the beginning.
I’m a dead man.
In the years since I escaped the shadow organization that owned me, my vow to protect my family is the only thing that kept me alive.
Until I meet her.
Too bad I need the monster to protect her from the demons of her past.
Too bad she’s not that innocent.
Cliffhanger Warning: I know you want the whole story right now. But that’s not how things went down. And I think you know by now when it comes to ORUS, things don’t always go according to f*cking plan.
(The Deep Duet unfolds over the course of two books. Deep will be followed by Deeper, releasing on January 29th)
Heaven and Hell are fighting again, but this time it’s over a woman. There may be more to what you thought you knew about Jesus and his birth.
Lucifer’s life could be changed forever. Bored and tired of sitting around waiting for things to happen, Lucifer decides to go top side to see what is going on. His enrollment is down and needs to find out what has happened on Earth to change this. He believes that his brother Michael is behind it, but he is in for quite a surprise on Earth.
Grace is a young woman working at a dive bar trying to pay her bills and keep her head above water. She is lonely and misses her parents who died in a car accident when she was 16 years old. She feels like she is being followed and watched, someone has been in her home while she was sleeping and she isn’t quite sure what to do or why someone would be following her.
Lucifer and Grace have a chance meeting and after talking a little bit they find out that they have a common “friend”. Grace has spoken to a woman that her mother used to visit often to get herbs. Lucifer had a chance run in with the same woman. Lucifer sees her as a profit, but Grace sees her as friend of her mothers, and goes to her for some help with the person following her. When Grace sees Lucifer for a second time, and tells him what is happening and what the woman told her, he knows exactly who and what she is. He also feels that it is his duty to protect her.
This was a great story and I really liked the way it was written. The tension between the Angels and their battles was well done. I liked that Grace was not a damsel in distress, although she had no idea of who she was in the beginning, her realization and the power that she finds inside herself was great. I give this a 5 star review.
Wow, what a story. This was a great story of two star crossed lovers. A young man and woman whose lives are intertwined by an awful event involving their parents when these two were very young. They used to play together as young children, but then they moved away from the little town they lived in, only to return as young adults and meet again.
Dean is happiest on the water sailing. It’s his escape from everything and gives him control in his life. When his father becomes ill and no longer able to run the charter service that has been in Dean’s mothers family for years, Dean returns to Portage Bay, Maine. He has decided to take over the charter business and has asked his twin brother to return and help him. The pain of his childhood and his fathers abuse when they were children causes a dark cloud over their lives and they aren’t sure they can stay and run the business.
Ella is a young woman who had a rough childhood as well, because of her mother, but now she lives with her father and step-mother, and helps to run the family bakery. She keeps to herself and tries to avoid the towns people. She feels that they all look at her with distrust and disgust because of her mother.
When these two see each other for the first time as adults it’s like their lives have taken a turn. Ella remembers Dean, but it takes him a little bit to remember her. This story was well written and the situations covered in this story were very well done. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more by Lena Maye.
What a great read! I loved this book. This is not your typical Second Chance Romance or Military Love Story. It was better.
Selina Marcil has her sights set on continuing to hold the United States Professional Latin-American Title in dance, and she is a Professional dancer on the Dancing Under the Stars show. Her dance partner for competition was her teacher when she was a teen. He is the best and can help her get to the top and remain there, if they continue their partnership.
Staff Sergeant Bret Lord is in the Marines. He was Selina’s dance partner when they were young. He was also her first love and her fiancé. He has been asked by Dancing Under the Stars, to come on for a season as a Professional dancer. The only reason he agrees is so that he can fulfill his promise to a friend who died in the line of service. He promised to take care of his family. He wants to win so that he can fulfill that promise.
Bret and Selina’s past could be a problem for them. They have to spend a lot of time together for fifteen weeks to do the show. Will they be able to get past the hurt from their split? Will Bret ever be able to forgive Selina for breaking off their engagement through a letter? The passion and love are still there, perhaps things can work out for them.
If you like second chance romance and Military love stories, this is a great book to read. Add in the dancing and competition and you have a very good story. I loved the competition between the dancers, but also the camaraderie that they had as a group. They worked together, but they also competed against each other in various facets. For me that brought more to the story.
BEWARE THE PAST by Joy Ellis
A stunning new standalone crime thriller from #1 best-selling author Joy Ellis.
Detective Matt Ballard is haunted by one traumatic case he never solved. In the 1990s three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was never satisfied that the real murderer had been caught.
25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It’s of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. Taken before the murder.
More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, and intimate pictures of Matt’s secret relationship.
Another killing takes place, with some of the hallmarks of the old case. Has the killer returned or is this just a sick copycat determined to ruin Matt’s life and reputation?
In an absolutely breathtaking conclusion, Matt and his colleagues, race against time to stop a vicious killer who knows no limits.
Rural fenland is a strange place, with its never-ending fields, winding tracks, and long straight droves that lead to nowhere. The lonely lanes are flanked either side by deep drainage ditches and are, for a good part of the year, filled with tall, whispering reeds. Closer to the Wash, high seabanks form a barrier between river and marsh, and the richly fertile soil of the drained land. But when the mists come down, as they so often do, perspective is destroyed and all sense of direction lost, and then the fens become a rather frightening place of mystery and danger. Somewhere that you do not want to be at night.
UK #1 Best Seller with THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS and THE FOURTH FRIEND
700,000 books sold and rising!
“I was born in Kent but spent most of my working life in London and Surrey. I was an apprentice florist to Constance Spry Ltd, a prestigious Mayfair shop that throughout the sixties and seventies teemed with both royalty and ‘real’ celebrities. What an eye-opener for a working-class kid from the Garden of England! I swore then, probably whilst I was scrubbing the floor or making the tea, that I would have a shop of my own one day. It took until the early eighties, but I did it. Sadly the recession wiped us out, and I embarked on a series of weird and wonderful jobs; the last one being a bookshop manager. Surrounded by books all day, getting to order whatever you liked, and being paid for it! Oh bliss!
And now I live in a village in the Lincolnshire Fens with my partner, Jacqueline, and our two second generation Springer spaniels. I had been writing mysteries for years but never had the time to take it seriously. Now I can, and as my partner is a highly decorated retired police officer; my choice of genre was suddenly clear. I have set my crime thrillers here in the misty fens because I sincerely love the remoteness and airy beauty of the marshlands. This area is steeped in superstitions and lends itself so well to murder!”