Just a BOYfriend

nr5Sariah Wilson always writes super fun romances. Her latest, Just a BOYfriend, is no exception. Lots of twisty-twists and deep-seeded demons for the characters to overcome, a forbidden romance that drives the heart crazy, and awesome characters you can’t help but love.

In this book, Bash (Ian Sebastian) returns to town. His family is excited. Everyone that is except for Ember…who unfortunately became his step-sister when their parents eloped to Vegas after dating for a month.

What Ember and Bash never told anyone was that they were once-upon-a-time secret girlfriend/boyfriend in high school…before their parents met and caught them all up in their whirlwind. But Bash moved away after Ember told him she loved him, and she hasn’t seen him for three long years. Continue reading

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

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