Monday, April 14, 2014

#BookReview ~ Leap of Faith by Michele Shriver

Author: Michele Shriver 
Title: Leap of Faith
Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance
Rating: 5 stars!


Leap of FaithSingle mother Tracey Hiatt prides herself on having a close relationship with her daughter- the kind of relationship she’s always wanted, but never had, with her own mother.

When her mother suffers a debilitating illness and faces a lengthy recovery, family takes on a whole new meaning for Tracey as she finds herself pulled back to her ex, Steve Eldridge. There’s only one problem: he’s involved with someone else.

Steve is drawn back into Tracey’s family drama and after her mother awakens from a coma believing he and Tracey are married, the two are forced to confront some fundamental questions about their relationship.

Can they put past hurts behind them and take a leap of faith into a new future together?

Available now:
Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble Nook


My Review
Fun read in this second-chance romance.

Tracey has definitely had issues with her mom over the years, and it takes a life-threatening illness to make her start viewing things differently. Add in the stress of raising a daughter while being best friends, but not partners, with her daughter's father, it makes for an emotional start. Steve never really seemed to get over Tracey, but moved on when she rejected him, though he's been the best father his daughter could ask for.

When I first started reading, I didn't always like Steve, actually, because I felt like he made some bad choices. Then again, who hasn't made bad choices at some point in their life? He is a good man overall, and I hung in there to find out the reasons behind his choices. What it boils down to is that Shriver has written another realistic story that could happen to any of us. Life is messy and hard. But when Tracey's mom wakes up and thinks Tracey and Steve are married, Steve really steps up to the plate and does everything he can to help Tracey's family, being there for her like he always has been.

Some of my favorite scenes where when Steve and Tracey were either alone or on outings with just their daughter. The family dynamic is great and you can tell how much they love each other. It makes you hope this family can somehow find their way back together, but real life still gets in the way sometimes, which kept me on the edge, turning pages to find out whether or not they would.

Shriver writes compelling, realistic stories you can't put down! This book is another hit! 

Happy reading, my friends! 
~~ Chantel ~~

Monday, April 7, 2014

#NewRelease - Love & Redemption (Agents in Love - Book 2)

Title: Love & Redemption (Agents in Love - Book 2)
Author: Chantel Rhondeau
Now Available!
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Swearing off sex is anything but easy for bad girl Shelley Daniels. Especially after she bumps into super sexy Gavin Hart, who’s running for his life.

All Gavin wanted was fast money and a chance to start fresh. Now this jewelry thief is the target of professional assassins, ones he witnessed murder a woman in cold blood.

Gavin drags Shelley into the world she was desperate to escape, full of secret agents, assassin plots, and a frantic plan to stop a terrorist group from perfecting a new weapon. Gavin also attempts to steal what’s left of her jaded heart while they hide from the murderers.

The killers strike again, drawing the pair back to the city. When a child’s life hangs in the balance, Shelley and Gavin have a chance to make up for prior sins, but finding redemption means risking everything—including their chance for true love.

CONTENT WARNING: Language, violence, and sizzling love scenes

Agents in Love Series:
Book 1 - Love & Deception
Book 2 - Love & Redemption
Book 3 - Love & Compromise (October 2014)
Book 4 - Love & Murder (Spring 2015)
Book 5 - Love & Vengeance (Summer/Fall 2015)


BUY IT NOW!
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-redemption-chantel-rhondeau/1119082749
Apple iBooks: Still pending.
KOBO:  Still pending (links coming soon)

What readers are saying:

"Curl-up-in-bed, read-all-night good!” ~ Sara Kay, Reader

“Engaging characters, heart-stopping suspense. A perfect blend of romance and danger.” – Rachelle Ayala, Author

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cover Reveal - One Lucky Night - Romance

I'm so happy today to share the cover and official blurb of One Lucky Night with you!



One night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.


Lucky Break by Aria Kane

Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.


Lucky Star by Grace Teague

When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she's in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.



A New Tune by Ana Blaze

When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Not even gorgeous ones. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?



Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips

As a bartender, Sean Whalen meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.



Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier

A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.


One Lucky Night will be available in print and at all major ebook retailers on May 7th. For now, you can add it to Goodreads!


About the Authors

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. As a military brat, she grew up all over the country, but now lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua.

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Grace Teague lives in Pittsburgh with her spouse, children and a cat named Mr. Sushi.

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Ana Blaze lives near Washington DC with her charming husband and three cats who firmly believe they are royalty. Ana is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two
ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect
fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her
daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff.

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Melinda Dozier teaches English to middle schoolers by day and writes at night. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her college sweetheart and three sons.

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Giveaway

The authors are giving away four print copies of One Lucky Night before you can buy it!



Enter here.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Release - Leap of Faith - Michele Shriver

Author Michele Shriver presents a story of healing and second chances.
Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith


Single mother Tracey Hiatt prides herself on having a close relationship with her daughter- the kind of relationship she’s always wanted, but never had, with her own mother.

When her mother suffers a debilitating illness and faces a lengthy recovery, family takes on a whole new meaning for Tracey as she finds herself pulled back to her ex, Steve Eldridge. There’s only one problem: he’s involved with someone else.

Steve is drawn back into Tracey’s family drama and after her mother awakens from a coma believing he and Tracey are married, the two are forced to confront some fundamental questions about their relationship.

Can they put past hurts behind them and take a leap of faith into a new future together?

Available now:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JD0LYCQ/?tag=viewbookat0e-20

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/leap-of-faith-michele-shriver/1118970901?ean=2940149455492

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cover Reveal - Heartfelt Cases

The Davidson Case
Heartfelt Cases: Book 3

Author: Julie C. Gilbert
Genre: Christian Mystery
Release Date: May 2014

Presented by: As You Wish Tours

BLURB


Somebody wants her sister dead …



FBI Special Agent Ann Duncan knows how to face down danger, but once again, she’s not the target. Her baby sister, Joy Davidson, has stumbled upon a conspiracy and made some powerful enemies.



Luck and God’s grace help Ann save her sister the first time, but she knows the bad guys will try again. With Patrick on a university tour and perhaps the most important case of her career weighing upon her mind, Ann must find the strength, wisdom, and heart to find out who wants her sister dead, what Joy discovered, and how to stop the conspirators. Ann instinctively knows that if she fails the Davidson case will only be the first of many tragedies.



About the Author

Julie mainly confines her writing to three genres: Christian inspirational, YA real-world science fiction, and normal science fiction. 




She likes teaching, writing, reading, sleeping, doing puzzles, and hanging out with friends. (Not necessarily in that order)




Writing has made her super picky about the things she reads but normally, her reading list includes something that fits under the thriller, mystery, science fiction, or fantasy.




Occasionally, she attempts short poetry. The poems turn into songs, which she sings with abandon when nobody's looking.







Enter the Giveaway!
Three (3) Winners will receive an eBook
The Kiverson Case (Heartfelt Cases: Book 2)


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Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Cover Reveal - Love & Redemption

Title: Love & Redemption (Agents in Love - Book 2)
Author: Chantel Rhondeau
Will be released: April 18, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense



Swearing off sex is anything but easy for bad girl Shelley Daniels. Especially after she bumps into super sexy Gavin Hart, who’s running for his life.

All Gavin wanted was fast money and a chance to start fresh. Now this jewelry thief is the target of professional assassins, ones he witnessed murder a woman in cold blood.

Gavin drags Shelley into the world she was desperate to escape, full of secret agents, assassin plots, and a frantic plan to stop a terrorist group from perfecting a new weapon. Gavin also attempts to steal what’s left of her jaded heart while they hide from the murderers.

The killers strike again, drawing the pair back to the city. When a child’s life hangs in the balance, Shelley and Gavin have a chance to make up for prior sins, but finding redemption means risking everything—including their chance for true love.

CONTENT WARNING: Language, violence, and sizzling love scenes

Add to your Goodreads TBR pile or sign up for Chantel's newsletter to get an email notifying you when the book is available!




If you missed the first book in the series Love & Deception (Agents in Love - Book 1) now is the time to get caught up with Nick and Carlie's story.

What if everything you believed in was a lie?

In hiding for six years, Carlie Hollis is tired of running. All she wants is to stay in Sayle, Washington and make a success of her struggling delicatessen. Because of her past, she’s suspicious of anyone who takes an interest in her.


Nick Kendall works as a spy in a top-secret government operation, protecting innocent people from danger. Sent to Sayle on a mission to infiltrate a suspected terrorist organization, Nick finds himself attracted to Carlie, an alleged key player of the group.


Despite her misgivings, Carlie develops feelings for the handsome stranger, believing he is there to help her. But when Nick finds evidence of her guilt, he’s given orders to do the unthinkable—eliminate the target, one he's fallen hopelessly in love with. Will he follow orders...or become hunted himself?

CONTENT WARNING: Violence, language, sizzling love scenes.


Buy it now:
Kindle Edition: US | UK 
Apple iBooks: US | UK | AU | CA |
Barnes & Noble:     US UK
Kobo 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cover Reveal - Incantation Paradox - Annamaria Bazzi

The day has finally arrived. I would like to present to all of annamaria's readers the wonderful cover for:
Book: Incantation Paradox
Author: annamaria bazzi
Cover Designer: Natasha Brown
Release Date: Undetermined
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Blurb:
A car accident cuts Dolores Reynard’s life short, leaving her with a long list of unfulfilled dreams. When she awakens in a strange bed, inside a much younger body, and living with a new family—she can’t worry she might be going insane. How can she be a teenager again?
Jason Richmond understands the danger awaiting his new houseguest. Wanting to ease her concerns, he works to earn Dolores’ trust. But attraction flares in the most unexpected way, and he finds himself caught between setting the situation right and following his heart.
An enduring evil threatens not only the blossoming love but their lives as well. As Dolores and Jason struggle to unravel the truth behind her resurrection, they find themselves tangled in a web of murder, intrigue and magic. Only together can they hope to overcome the incantation paradox holding them captive.

Dolores:
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Hello, my name is Dolores and I'm a forty-something mother of two high school girls, Ella and Chloe. On my way to their recital, I was in a car accident that changed my life forever. We all desire to be young again, but never in someone else's body.

If you think magic doesn't exist, think again. There truly are people in the world who can wield magic, and I'm not talking the illusion kind we see on stage, I'm talking real magic, the magic you read in books with wizards and sorceresses. You don't have to take my word, read my story and find out for yourself the ordeal I had to go through to find my way back home.

Author Bio:

Although born in the United States, annamaria bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish.

annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.

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