The Chemist

img-2375.jpgMy first read of the new year was The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer. This was a fantastic suspense thriller I could hardly put down (ask the dishes in my sink. They’ll agree with me).

Characters:

Alex (the government agent-chemist on the run)

Daniel (the Doctor Jeckyll/Dr. Hyde man she’s sent to ‘interrogate,’ to stop him from unleashing a biological weapon upon millions of people in the US in exchange for her freedom) Continue reading

Fun Regency Romances

flameHere’s a new author I’ve just found and read a few of her books. M.A. Nichols. The first one in her Regency set is my favorite. Flame and Ember. But I’ve really enjoyed her whole set (I’m almost done with it. I have one more book to read). The characters all interrelate, but each book could be read stand-alone if needed, and you’d be fine.

So, without further adieu, I will get on with the review of her first three books.

Flame and Ember – Book 1

A most inconvenient marriage of convenience.

This book was amazing! It’s a Regency marriage of convenience story that evolves into love and a happy ending, of course (it’s romance!). But oh what a lovely heart-tugging ride to get there. Seriously, I couldn’t put this book down. It captivated me completely. Mina (Wilhelmina) is a 30ish-aged spinster who longs to live on her own and not be under her brother’s thumb (and his annoying bride who has usurped her authority in the house, although she’s 11 years younger). Continue reading

Rules are Made to be Broken

Rules are made to be Broken FRONT COVER RGBThe second book in the Love Under Wraps series is out now (and I’m going to give away a copy, so leave a comment to enter)! Heart Thief by Taylor Dean came out last month. Now Mylissa Demeyere’s book is out–Rules are Made to be Broken. Isn’t this cover the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen? I love it. And the inside is awesome too. This is another forbidden romance / second chance / friends to lovers story. Here is the synopsis:

TEASER

I’ve loved Will Henderson from the first day I laid eyes on him. But I made a solemn promise that same day. I would never, ever date Will Henderson. 

For almost a decade,Charlotte Dubois has loved Will Henderson from afar, squelching her heart’s silent yearnings. But no way could she date her best friend Kelsey’s brother.Their whole friendship is based on one rule: No friend of Kelsey can ever date Will.Instead, Charlotte has watched him date and break more hearts than should be legal. Continue reading

A Different Kind of Strong

IMG-2250I have a special treat for you all today. This book came as a thrilling surprise. I didn’t know what to expect. But I surely didn’t expect to receive a nice gift wrapped package that included the paperback and a CD of songs written by the author. Cool!

A Different Kind of Strong is a memoir by author David Trotter about his life lived in addiction. Here’s the synopsis.

Synopsis

On October 14, 2011, Daniel Trotter began a forty-day fast. He was consumed by the question and desperate to know, what do I do? After thirty days in the wilderness, God sent him home with an answer. It was, “Come back to Me.”For decades, Daniel was held in thrall to alcohol, drugs, porn, and depression. He had friends, but life had lost all meaning. Continue reading

Heart Thief

IMG-2248As promised, I will review Heart Thief today by Taylor Dean. I will also be giving away an ebook of this amazing book next week, so leave a comment. As I posted yesterday, Heart Thief is the first book in the Love Under Wraps series. It’s a forbidden romance with lots of heart-tugging, emotional tug-a-waring, and ultimate happy ending-ing. (I know that’s not grammatically kosher, but I’m going with it).

Taylor Dean is from Texas, and she’s pretty much the nicest person ever. When I was a newbie author with no idea how to do anything in the writing world, I reached out to her–a total stranger, but one who I admired greatly because of her writing style–and asked for some guidance. She went beyond the call of duty to mentor me, helping me gain confidence as a writer (which is hard in this world of haters). Now, I feel I can call her not only a helpful writing mentor, but a true friend. If we lived in the same state, we would be hanging out a TON. You can learn more about Taylor and all her awesome books on her website. Now, let’s get to her newest book: Continue reading

Shhh…it’s a secret!

Love Under Wraps - Read all 3 Happy dance!!! I’m so excited to announce that the Love Under Wraps stand-alone series kicks off tomorrow. Yea!!! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time…because I’m one of the authors involved–so, yeah. 🙂

I’ll be giving away free ebooks as each book releases, so check in here, or join the Stuck on Love FB page so you don’t miss out on the fun. Also, if you have a birthday, you should join the page so you can be in our monthly bday drawings as well. Winning is fun.

The Love Under Wraps series contain 3 forbidden romances written by 3 different authors. Taylor is from Texas, I’m from central Utah, and Mylissa is from Belgium. Taylor drove through Utah on her way to see grandkids recently, so she met me at an Olive Garden and we probably drove the waiter crazy because we just talked and talked and talked. For a long time. And we could’ve talked longer. Sadly, Mylissa could only be with us by picture (so we couldn’t talk–although we talk a ton on emails–yea for emails!). Here we all are together (kind of).

Love Under Wraps Author Picture

I wish you could know these authors as I’ve come to know them. They are not only talented, but they are kind–which is the best praise I feel I can give to someone these days. They truly have become my friends, and I hope you can connect with their amazing spirits as you read their books in the next month or so. Here is the release schedule.

Nov 1: TOMORROW! Heart Thief by Taylor Dean. I will post about this then, and announce a giveaway. So stay tuned.

Dec 1: Mylissa Demeyere’s book, Rules Are Made to be Broken, will release. Isn’t her cover so cute?

Jan 1: My book, A Wrinkle in Forever, will end the stand-alone series on New Year’s.

To end, I’ll just leave this link to the song that Mylissa chose to inspire us all from the beginning. It’ll give you a little peek into what you’re in for with these books.

 

Santa Cam

IMG-2233I know Halloween isn’t even here yet, but this is the view from my back deck today. My neck of the woods (or swampish pond) got snow on Sunday, and it doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to melt. 😦

But it has made me want to start listening to Christmas music and take the pumpkins off my front porch. Ha ha.

Maria Hoagland gave me an ARC of her new Christmas romance to read a couple weeks ago, and I thought it was way too soon for Christmas. But now I don’t. Funny how the weather can change my mind so easily.

Anyway, here are my holiday thoughts on Santa Cam.

Synopsis

If only a little Christmas magic could solve all their problems . . .

Her holiday just got a little brighterAll professional soccer player Camden Sharpe wants for Christmas is to get Continue reading