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Familiar 

51eFViiJhYLSlade Spencer returns to his hometown after an incident five years ago that changed his life. A warlock in denial, he’s subconsciously learned to erase memories from his mind that upset him. Now his past stares him in the face as he meets up with his old flame, Susie Vasilly. 

Susie is shocked to see Slade return, and this pleases her but also scares her more than anything. She has some secrets that she knows will upset him, and cannot tell him she’s been cursed and every night turns into his eccentric warlock uncle’s cat – his Familiar.

When Susie’s life is endangered and her secrets revealed, Slade has no choice but to accept his warlock ways and learn the Craft of his kind. He vows to face his inner demons as well as his uncle’s dark arts, on a race to hone his skills to save Susie and break her curse, or die trying.


Lady and the Wolf

51QVoPyym2LBook 1 – Tangled Tales Series
(A twisted, tangled, romantic retelling of the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood.)

Lord Hugh de Bar, known as Wolf, has been cursed and shapeshifts into a wolf at night. He vows to kill the man responsible for his torture, Earl Roland Chaserton of Tavistock, but the man has avoided this confrontation by staying locked away in his castle in hiding. But when the man’s granddaughter appears in the woods alone at night, Wolf realizes he can take her captive to lure the earl out of hiding so he can kill him. However, he needs to proceed with caution since the girl is armed with a crossbow and skilled at killing wolves – and also very alluring.

Lady Winifred (Red) Chaserton has defied her grandfather’s orders and sneaked out of the castle to investigate a mysterious hidden door in a knoll that she’s seen on one of the hunting trips with her grandfather’s knights. Alone in the dark and without an escort, she has only her crossbow to protect her. But when she feels she’s being followed by a wolf, the handsome lord of Babeny appears to protect her instead. She is intrigued by the presence of Lord Hugh de Bar, and lets down her guard. However, things aren’t always as they seem, and when she’s taken captive by him she realizes there is more to this dark lord than meets the surface. He says he despises her for killing wolves and being the granddaughter of his archenemy, yet his eyes tell her a different story. His gaze devours her – and she feels like he wants to eat her.

Will magical forces come between a lady and a wolf, or bring them together instead? And will the de Bar family finally find redemption from the dark magic that has been bestowed upon each of the siblings and brought turmoil into their lives?

My Thoughts:

**Reviewed on Amazon August 13, 2017**

Who doesn’t love fairytales and this adult twist of Little Red Ridinghood is a well written version of this tale filled with fantasy and magic.
A much loved fairytale has been morphed into an adulthood version but still keeps the flavor we have all come to love.

Wolf is our hero instead of the villain in this retelling. The villain in this case is a witch who has cursed his family turning his twin brother into a wolf, full-time and himself into a shape shifter who turns from human to wolf.
Will our heroine find it in her heart to not kill the wolves? Will she discover the mysterious secrets behind this man/wolf she has come to love?

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.0 of 5.0 flames.

I purchased this title via Amazon in 2016 and remembered having already purchased it when the author offered me a complimentary digital copy to read and review.

This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I re-read and reviewed voluntarily.


The Caretaker of Showman’s Hill

510dX3QPwrLVampires are the last thing reporter Cassie Briggs expects to find when her coworkers send her on an night mission to Showman’s Hill Cemetery. Still, she would do anything to find her missing sister, even if it means taking up residence in an old house with very strange occupants and a caretaker as handsome as he is eccentric. 

Basil Wensilton III, once a lion tamer in the circus, has never felt threatened until now. Cassie’s body as well as her neck has him feeling emotions he thought died along with most his family and friends in an accident two centuries ago. When Cassie starts asking too many questions, he knows he can never let her leave – alive. He is a vampire with a job to do guarding the cemetery’s secrets and its occupants, and ironically the one woman who can destroy him and “his kind” is also the only person who can save him from himself.


The Pandora Curse 

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Greek Myth Series Book 4

Vara the Conqueror has claimed Corinth and also the title of Queen. Controlled by the Furies in her brain, she is plagued by the mistake of her great-grandmother, Pandora. Now she is ruled by lust, gluttony, greed, anger and jealousy. Only foresight was trapped in the box, but a seer named Nikolai has filled those requirements.

Nikolai the seer is a demi-god and son of the evil Hera. He has been sent by his mother to foil Zeus’s plan by collecting all the vices secretly from Vara. He serves as advisor and seer to the curious Queen Vara, but little does she know he is the man he’s foreseen who will destroy her.

Will Vara willingly give up everything that has made her the woman she is, or will Nikolai be defeated going against the headstrong woman afflicted by the curse of mankind, in The Pandora Curse?


Ian 

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Ian MacKeefe is haunted by the demons in his head, taunting him of his tarnished past. And then in the fire on All Hallow’s Eve, he sees the face of Tearlach MacTavish, the man he’d killed and buried three years ago. Not a settling thought since this is the night when the veil is pushed aside and the dead are said to be able to come back to life.

Kyla has grown up with Ian, as her brother is his best friend. And while Ian thinks of her as naught more than a wee sister, she has fallen in love with him through the years, and plans on proving to him she is much more than he thinks.

But love is the last thing on Ian’s mind, especially when their clan chieftain makes an alliance with their enemies, betrothing Kyla to the MacTavishes – and Ian is faced with more demons once again.

Can Ian overcome his past before it’s too late for him to notice that the lassie he’s considered naught more than a wee sister, Kyla, is a strong, beautiful woman who he is about to lose forever?


Muffet

51o8DAViGoLOnce Upon a Rhyme Series Book 2

Raven Birchfield has dug up an ancient nursery rhyme book as well as a crystal in the backyard of her new home. After finally getting rid of Mary, Mary (Quite Contrary) who haunted Raven’s head and tried to take control of her life, she now has another problem to deal with and it concerns her best friend, Candy.

After researching the ancient nursery rhymes, Raven discovers some horrible hidden meanings behind them. And now, Little Miss Muffet is starting to emerge, using Raven’s friend, Candy to do her dirty work. Not to mention, the girl isn’t afraid of spiders, but actually loves them instead.

Will the evil Muffet use an innocent girl’s own anger toward an abusive stepfather to do her bidding, or will a twist of fate keep Candy trapped in a realm where nursery rhymes aren’t for children after all?

Watch for Blue – Book 3 (Little Boy Blue) coming soon. And be sure to read Mary, Mary – Book 1 (Mary, Mary Quite Contrary) as well.

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A stand-alone shifter romance

Immortal Ones Book 2

by Tia Louise

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Publication Date: November 15, 2015

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Koa “Stitch” Raiden is picking up what’s left of his broken life. 
Exiled from his black panther clan, he’s running from Princeton to Seattle when a ley line draws him to Woodland Creek…

Mercy Quinlan is a whip-smart lynx and the youngest in her wealthy shifter clan. 
She’s tough and independent and dreams of escaping her alpha sister’s control and living life on her own terms.

When a lone black panther shows up in her hometown, Mercy is intrigued. He’s just passing through, which makes him perfect… Along with his broad shoulders, defined muscles, and sexy fighter moves.

Koa is aware Mercy is watching him. What he doesn’t know is when the sexy little vixen who sneaks through his window each night is threatened, he’ll face the forces of hell to save her life and bring her back… 

(Loosely based on the Hades & Persephone myth.

Inspired by the novel ONE TO LOVE by Tia Louise.)



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Waiting for the Laird

by Willa Blair

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1383761841Widow Lara MacLaren hungers for the hunky architect she hires to restore her derelict Scottish manor, but is she ready for a relationship…and is Ian ready for her twins?

Ian Paterson is eager to awaken Lara’s passionate side. Yet, if he reveals his ancestral claim to her estate, he risks losing her and his job. His clan’s history, lost over the years, may be hidden in the walls—along with a ghost waiting for the laird’s return.

When they uncover a room full of Jacobite treasure, proof of his ancestry, Ian realizes he’s out of time. If the ghost is real, it could expose his secret and destroy his romance with Lara. Ian must convince her she and her twins are the future he truly wants.”



The Ghost of Depford Hall

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A Sweet Regency Halloween Short Story

by Alina K. Field

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It’s her mother’s last All Hallows’ Eve. 

When family, friends, and tenants gather, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts are banned from this All Hallows’ Eve party. 

Only, no one told the Ghost of Depford Hall! 

This sweet Regency short story is a sequel to Liliana’s Letter.


Liliana’s Letter

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The Matchmaker meets the Matchbreaker

a Regency Romance

by Alina K. Field

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The Matchmaker
A promise to his long-dead sister forces Lord Grigsby back into society to broker the marriage of his disreputable nephew to the heiress whose money can save the earldom.

The Matchbreaker
Liliana Ashford has been hired to help an heiress pass muster with the ton and snare a titled husband. Though, if she had a magic wand, she’d turn her charge’s fiancé back into the toad he truly was.

Scandal and a New Match
But she never plotted murder! As the young Earl’s sordid death evokes the scandal of the season, a shadow from Liliana’s own past appears, threatening her carefully crafted world. Grigsby sets about finding his nephew’s killer…and Liliana’s secrets. Meanwhile she scrambles to make a new match for the girl, because finding a husband of her own is out of the question–or is it?

If you believe love can be found at any age, you’ll enjoy this “beautiful little story”–get your copy today!
Though Liliana’s Letter is a prequel to Bella’s Band, it’s a stand-alone romance with two “older” lovers who find their own happily-ever-after.


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Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: November 12TH

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About The First Rule of Hook-Ups:

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint

Someone once told me that there are worst things than being left at the altar. Well, not many, in my experience. That was six months ago, though, and my life has moved on. Heck, I have a new job lined up and I’m leaving town.

But, I can’t deny that my love life kind of sucks.

That’s why I let my friends convince me to join them for Club Escapade’s Breakup Bash. And we might just be disillusioned enough to actually enjoy it. Last time we were here, it was for my bachelorette party. That night, I met one of the dancers – Raphael – and when he flirted with me, I almost forgot I was engaged. And there’s a part of me that never forgot him.

Now, it seems my friends have wandered off and I’m thinking about calling it a night. Until the music begins and I see Raphael, my secret fantasy, on stage. And this time, I’m definitely not engaged…

About The Author:

HeadshotNinaCrespo5Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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An Autumn in Paris

by Alix Nichols

Publication Date: November 2, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Because of Audrey Hepburn, I have foolishly…

a) bought into the whole “Paris is always a good idea” thing without any offscreen evidence,
b) uprooted my son and left my bittersweet memories behind,
c) allowed Thomas—the handsome, caring, way-out-of-my-league vet—to disrupt the dull, desensitized life I had self-prescribed for my Broken Heart Syndrome.

Behind his easy smile and swoon-worthy pecs, Thomas conceals an open wound. No matter how hot his kisses or how genuine his affection, he’s still reeling. He can’t move on.

And I can’t risk falling for him. I have a child to raise—a preteen boy who needs his mom to be all there.

But as autumn strips the trees of their leaves, falling for Thomas is exactly what I do. Throwing caution to the wind, I dare to hope for a future with him…

…until the past comes knocking.

Can we handle it or will it break us forever?


About Alix Nichols:

Alix Nichols is an unapologetic caffeine addict and a longtime fan of Mr. Darcy, especially in his Colin Firth incarnation.

She is a USA Today bestselling author of sexy, riveting romances that “keep you hanging off the edge of your seat” (RT Book Reviews) and “deliver pure pleasure” (Kirkus Reviews).

At the age of six, she released her first book. It featured highly creative spelling on a dozen pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper.

Decades later, she still writes. Her spelling has improved (somewhat), and her books have topped bestseller charts around the world. She lives in France with her family and their almost-human dog.


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The Christmas Star

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(Christmas Hope #9)

by Donna VanLiere

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Print Length: 221 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250163900

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.

Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant – she’s been hurt before, and isn’t sure she’s ready to lose her heart again – but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle.

As Christmas nears and the town is blanketed in snow and beautiful decorations, Maddie and the charming staff at Glory’s Place help Amy to see that romance can be more than heartache and broken promises.

In The Christmas Star, Donna VanLiere delivers yet another sweet, joyous story that is sure to capture readers’ hearts.

My Thoughts:

This delightful second chance at romance story is well written and a Hallmark like story for the ages.

I loved the character of Maddie and enjoyed reading the second chance story of Amy and her ex-husband Gabe, Mr. “G” as Maddie fondly calls him.

Our matchmaking Maddie is a delight. She, alone makes this story.

I certainly could see Hallmark buying the rights to produce this one as a holiday season movie.

This book contains no physical intimacy, not even sweet kisses therefore is suitable for any age group.

I gave this sweet/clean title 4.75 of 5.0 stars for plot, characterization and storyline.
I received a complimentary digital copy to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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Mimi Barbour – A Wonderful Life – Though Mary works with troubled teens, can she and an angel help a man living a nightmare? 


Leanne Banks – A Royal White Christmas – Can a secret prince be a Christmas wish-come-true for a small-town girl?


Joan Reeves – Brianna’s Season For Miracles – Her seductive persona hides what she’s ashamed of… What will happen if the man she’s fallen for discovers her secret?


Mona Risk – Jingle With My Princess – The doc and the princess… He saves lives, but she may save his heart.


Rebecca York – Can She Get Home for Christmas? – Will a killer stop her from getting home for Christmas?


Jacquie Biggar – Mistletoe Inn – A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love.


Alicia Street – Miracle on Christmas Tree Street – A single mom discovers her business partner is more than he seems.


Nancy Radke – The Holiday (Christmas) – Jodi’s house-swap to Maui came with a small dog and a shipwrecked sailor.


Katy Walters –Letters from the Snowman – The snow revealed a precious love.


Stephanie Queen – Holiday Affair – Melissa goes from riches to rags but will she find gold in a holiday affair?


Aileen Fish – Almost Christmas in Connecticut – Can a wounded warrior learn to trust her celebrity chef crush after discovering his secret?


Rachelle Ayala – A Christmas Creek Carol – A reclusive writer is given a one-star review on her life by characters from her past, present, and future.


Dani Haviland – The Polar Xpress – She prefers dogs to men…until she rescues the doctor.


Traci Hall – Love, Actually (By the Sea) – Two strangers. One intimate night. Reunited a year later, can it actually be love?


Taylor Lee – The Ref-er-ee – With a family this discombobulated, it will take a referee to save their Christmas.


Donna Fasano – Her Mr. Miracle – It’s Christmas Eve and Veronica is stuck in a nearly deserted seaside town… She needs a miracle. 


Cynthia Cooke – A Christmas to Remember – A Christmas storm. Wedding plans in peril. Has a lost love been found? 


Susan Jean Ricci – A Joyous Holiday Inn – Can Twigg restore the joy of Christmas to Chloe’s indifferent heart?


Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Home for Christmas – Can a long ago promise of love bring two lonely wounded warriors home for Christmas?


Suzanne Jenkins – Christmas with the Clouds – Tracy isn’t interested in love until an unexpected Christmas visitor changes her heart.


Natalie Ann – How Gavin Stole Christmas – Can Jolene help Gavin find the Christmas spirit when he’s the epitome of Mr. Bah Humbug?


Ev Bishop – A Sharla Brown Christmas – For single parents Sharla and Jake, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year…until it’s not.


Alyssa Bailey – In the Spirit of Christmas – Chase can protect Tara from danger, but can he protect his heart?


Stacy Eaton – Finding Love on Christmas Vacation – Christmas isn’t the same for Lucy without her father…until she meets his friend Maverick.


Jen Talty – The Christmas Getaway – A mix-up in reservations leaves a mother and her son to share a cabin with a broken-hearted stranger.


Melinda De Ross – Boyfriend Wanted for Christmas – A thirty-something singleton’s desperate yet humorous quest to find a boyfriend in the seven days before Christmas.



Regency Christmas Collection

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Historical Romance Collection

by Caroline Johnson, Eleanor Swan & Emily Williams

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Twelve sweet Regency Christmas romance stories to make you fall in love this holiday season. 

 

Christmas Mystery of the Heart
Escaping her past, Lady Sarah Sayers seeks a simple life as a governess. Her world is turned upside down when she meets the Duke of Huntington. Together, they must solve a mystery, but will they also find love in this troubled time?

A Duke for Christmas
Isabella did not want to end up on Charles’ doorstep, but it might be exactly what both of them need… A clean, Regency romance to warm your heart

Christmas Masquerade Ball
A Christmas tale of mystery and love from the Regency era to warm your heart!

Christmas Mystery of Love
Lady Amelia does not believe in true love, even when the dashing Earl of Swinford tries to win her affections. Will a dire situation help Lady Amelia open her heart to the possibility of romance? 

A Duke’s Heart for Christmas
Are second chances at love truly possible?

A Dance at the Christmas Ball
Miss Madelene Blackmore has mixed emotions about Lord Langley. Will her feelings change at the Christmas Ball?

Christmas Wedding
A Regency Christmas tale of love to make you swoon.

Christmas with an Earl
A Regency Christmas romance to warm your heart.

Conflicted Heart
Lady Jane is the envy of many. As the beautiful daughter of a duke, she has never had an absence of suitors. The Marquess of Greenshire has seemingly won her heart, but Jane is surprised that she cannot keep her thoughts from wandering to a certain baron with a questionable reputation. 

A Lady’s Christmas Wedding
Lady Lucy Fitzwilliam has been promised to the Duke of Selby, but after a daring rescue, her heart belongs to someone else. 

Christmas Wishes
Will Lady Charlotte be forced to marry the man of her family’s choosing, or will she follow her heart?

Christmas Journey Home
A historical Christmas western for the holidays!

Authors note:

All stories included in this historical romance collection are stand-alone romances. 



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Heath

by K Webster and Nikki Ash

Publication Date: October 25, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

This isn’t a typical love story. This a story of what happens when love is so powerful and all-consuming that it has the ability to destroy everyone involved. It’s definitely not pretty and it’s certainly not a fairytale, but it’s their story and it couldn’t be told any other way.

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“Heath…”

My name is called out sweetly from somewhere nearby. Just down the hallway outside my room. I quickly tug off my tie and pull it from my neck. She calls for me again and I all but rip my dress shirt off me. I kick off my shoes and crack my neck.

I’m coming, Catrina.

I leave my undershirt and slacks on as I slip out of the room on a hunt for her. In just my socks, I creep down the hallways quiet as the mouse she claims I am. Floorboards creak nearby and I pause mid-step. Listening. Inhaling the air. I catch whiff of her lingering scent. Some sweet-smelling lotion that I love to lick straight from her skin. My mouth salivates for a taste. Salty and sweet. Mine.

“Achoo!” A sniffle and then, “Shit!”

I rush into the room across from hers. Hunter’s old room. It’s long been stripped to a regular guest room.

“I know you’re in here, my love,” I say lowly from the doorway.

Now she’s quiet as a mouse. But I can practically feel her breathing. I can practically taste her arousal.

“When I find you, I’m going to suck on your throat until you scream,” I taunt.

“You can’t do that. Then Daddy will know.” The closet. I step over that way.

“He already knows,” I counter.

“You told him?”

“I don’t have to. Crenshaw’s smart.”

The hangers in the closet clatter together. I twist my fingers around the knob and wrench the door open. It’s pitch black in the long walk-in closet. Shuffling can be heard as she retreats deeper inside. I close the door behind me.

“Why do you always hide from me?” I ask as I run my palm along the empty hangers, letting them clack together. “Are you ashamed of me?”

“No,” she grumbles, a little defensively I might add.

Irritation blooms inside of me. One day I’ll prove my worth to her. I’m so close I can taste it. To all the outsiders, I’m an orphan who somehow caught the eye of a rich businessman. Unworthy. A thorn in the side of a perfect family. I don’t belong. I’ve been told that before at church. Sanctimonious bastards. And in town, I see it in their eyes. I don’t belong in their world.

Soon, though, this fucking world will be mine.

“We’re in the dark, sweet Catrina. You can let your dirty little secret defile you and nobody will ever know,” I growl.

She squeaks and I pounce. My palms find the silky material of her nightgown as I tackle her, and together, we fall to the carpeted closet floor landing on a pile of old, unused pillows. She claws at my shirt, not because she wants to get away, but because she wants it off.

Little Crenshaw likes to get caught.

I nip at her jaw and her breath hitches. My cock is hard and I grind it against her thigh, reminding her just how good we are together. She moans, her fingers sliding to my gelled hair and rumpling it. Her grip tightens on my locks as she draws me to her lips.

I can’t see her in the darkness but I don’t need to.

She’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

She’s the most beautiful thing I can’t see.

(Copyright Nikki Ash and K Webster)

 

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.


About Nikki Ash

Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.

Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. – Pam Allyn

While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!

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The Witch of Willow Hall Review & Excerpt Tour

WOWH_BadgeTwo centuries after the Salem witch trials,

there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts.

But she doesn’t even know it.

For fans of The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman,

A Secret of Witches by Louisa Morgan and

The Haunting of Maddie Clare by Simone St. James  comes an

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family secrets, and how the past haunts us in ways that demand to be seen.


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About The Witch of Willow Hall:

Title: The Witch of Willow Hall

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Author: Hester Fox

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

Publisher: Harlequin’s Graydon House Books

Format: Digital eBook / Print

Digital ISBN: B077MKGQLR

Print ISBN: 9781525833014

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Synopsis:

Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.
Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.

New Oldbury, 1821

In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.
The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.
All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…



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Excerpt

Copyright© 2018 The Witch of Willow Hall

Hester Fox

Hello readers, I’m so excited to share an excerpt with you from my debut novel,
THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL (on-sale October 2, 2018).

My name is Hester Fox, and hailing from Boston, I’ve always been fascinated with the rich and oftentimes dark history of this period.

My novel takes place in a small New England town over 130 years after the
infamous Salem Witch trials, and features a Gothic, melancholy atmosphere, restless
spirits, and of course, resilient women.

I hope you enjoy this excerpt I’ve pulled for you.

~*~

Gingerly, I get up, my legs full of pins and needles from sitting on the floor so long. Just like the night of the woman in the garden, I can’t stay in the library knowing that someone might be there. I must go and look for myself.

Even with the sun coming through the windows, illuminating the wood floors and catching the light of the crystal lamps, I feel as if I’m making my way through a dark, murky passage. My feet are heavy, as if they know something that my mind does not.

The door to the dining room is closed. It beckons me, yet repels me, exuding a sense of silent occupation. My ears buzz. A singsong chorus of whispers grows as I approach.

Are you ready? 

I am here. 

You attract them.

Are you ready?

Prepare for what lies ahead.  

Prepare.  

Prepare.

They mount and mount into a dizzying jumble of sound and I run the rest of the way to the door, my heart in my chest, my eyes squeezed shut. Grasping the knob, I fling open the door. The voices die away. I knew it would be there. But it doesn’t stop me from gasping as every part of me curls back in on itself in horror. My blood turns to ice.

Seated at the table is a woman, or what used to be a woman. She sits as if she has every right to be there, as if she has always been there. A veil covers her face, but it is gauzy and threadbare, and I can see the contours of the features beneath. Her dress is old, black as night yet opalescent as the moon through a cobweb. Paralyzed with fear, I watch as it moves about her of its own accord, a soft undulation as if she were underwater. And though I can see her as clear as day, the veiled woman in our dining room, there’s a translucence to her, and the panoramic wallpaper is just visible behind her. She is like nothing and no one I have ever seen before, and yet she is familiar, as if I have always known her.

“Come, child.” Her voice comes from everywhere and nowhere, and when her words are finished, I have the unnerving feeling that they weren’t spoken aloud at all, but came from within my head. She beckons me with a knobby finger, more bone than flesh.

I can’t drag my gaze away from her face, the sunken holes where there ought to be eyes, the lipless mouth, all teeth and blackness. The cold pie that I just enjoyed churns in my stomach and threatens to come up. She beckons me again, and I imagine those long, terrible fingers closing around my neck and choking the life out of me. I imagine them raking me across the face until ribbons of skin flutter from my skull. I stand my ground, unwilling to deliver myself up to her.

She is the stuff of my novels, a grotesque horror that titillates on the page, but sends terror into my heart when in the same room as me.

She gives something like a grunt, and as if able to read my thoughts, says, “One hundred and thirty years of death is not gentle on a body. Come, do not gawk.”

I dare not disobey her, so I force my leaden feet to move a few steps closer.
The smell of decay and death fills the room, sickly sweet and putrid at the same time. My stomach clenches at the memories the odor brings back of Emeline in her coffin. My throat is tight, my mouth cotton, but somehow I’m able to gasp out, “W-who are you?”

She makes a noise, something between a snort and a laugh, a scraping, rattling sound, though it’s devoid of humor. “Do you not know your own forebear?”

The blackness of her dress curls around her like a snake, but she sits as motionless as if she were carved of stone. Her stillness is suffocating, it dares the house to be silent, and punishes the sunlight for filtering in through the window.

Warily, I come to a halt at the edge of the dining room table. I don’t know what she’s talking about. “Forebear?”

“Have you not looked upon me since you were a babe? Do you not recognize in me what flows through you?”
“I…” But then it comes to me. The lace collar, though tattered and black as her dress, is unmistakable around her neck. “You’re the woman in the painting. Mother’s ancestor.”

The inclination of her head is small, barely perceptible.



Follow this link to my review of this title.

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Praise for The Witch of Willow Hall:

Fox’s spins a satisfying debut yarn that includes witchcraft, tragedy, and love, set in 1821 New England… The inclusion of gothic elements adds a visceral feel that fans of historical fiction with a dash of the supernatural will enjoy. -Publishers Weekly

Hester Fox’s THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL offers a fascinating location, a great plot with history and twists, and characters that live and breathe. I love the novel, and will be looking forward to all new works by this talented author!" –Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author

Beautifully written, skillfully plotted, and filled with quiet terror, readers will devour this absorbing, Gothic tale of romance and suspense. Perfect for fans of Simone St James and Kate Morton. — Anna Lee Huber, the national bestselling author of the historical Lady Darby Mysteries

Beautifully written, with an intriguing plot full of suspense and mystery, The Witch of Willow Hall will cast a spell over every reader. — Lisa Hall, author of Tell Me No Lies and Between You and Me

I was entranced by this intriguing and spellbinding novel with its messages of love and loyalty and being true to who you really are. I hope Hester Fox goes on to write many more such novels –I for one will be buying them. — Kathleen McGurl, author of The Girl from Ballymor

With its sense of creeping menace and chilling undertones, this compelling story had me gripped from the first page. The vividly drawn characters cast their spell so convincingly, I couldn’t stop reading until I discovered what happened to them. A wonderful debut novel.”–
Linda Finlay, author of The Flower Seller


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About Hester Fox:

Author photo_Hester Fox_credit Stephanie Patalano PhotographyHester Fox has a background in the museum field as a collections maintenance technician. This job has taken her from historic houses to fine art museums, where she has cleaned and cared for collections that range from paintings by old masters to ancient artifacts to early American furniture. She is a keen painter and has a Masters in historical archaeology, as well as a background in medieval studies and art history. Hester lives outside of Boston with her husband and their two cats.

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Cover Reveal ~Severed by Dani Rene

Severed

A Dark Romance
by Dani René
Publication Date: November 28, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

*This is NOT a standalone.

You need to read Stolen – The Prequel to fully understand this storyline.

My world was hell on earth, son of a man who was evil incarnate.
Hate was all I knew.

When she was stolen, I swore I’d find her.
When I meet her eyes again, I remember what I’m fighting for.
The girl will be mine.

***

I’ve seen true evil, held captive by the devil himself.
And now revenge is all I know.

Everything was stolen from me. Until him.
When my eyes meet his, I’m caught in his web.
Each moment that passes only confirms what I already know—I’m his.

*This is a dark romance. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY. That’s the only warning you’ll get.

Stolen

A Prequel Novella
by Dani René
Publication Date: November 14, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Preorder: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

I never believed in evil.
I never thought the devil was real.
Until I was stolen.

***

I knew Satan existed.
I was convinced I’d be like him one day.
Until my heart was stolen.
Would she be the one to set me free?
Or will I be the one to steal her life?

*This is an extremely dark story with numerous triggers, please be warned. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.

About Dani René

Dani is an international bestselling author and proud member of the Romance Writer’s Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writers of America (RWA).

A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It’s from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It’s in this world she’s found her calling, growing from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis, she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. From the feisty heroines she delivers to the dark, dominant alphas that grace the pages of her books, she promises light in a world filled with danger and darkness.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

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The Christmas Company

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by Alys Murray

File Size: 4498 KB

Print Length: 298 pages

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07HQZ4CKG

Publisher’s Description:

She’s out to save her town

from a real-life Scrooge…

The small town of Miller’s Point is known across the country for their annual Dickensian Christmas festival. When the celebration is threatened by Clark Woodward, a miserly, big-city businessman, Kate Buckner steps up to save her hometown, their traditions, and her favorite holiday. But, along the way, she realizes that the man she’s trying to protect her town from might need some rescuing of his own.

With a lot of heart and a little Christmas magic, Kate is convinced she can teach Clark to love her favorite holiday. But can such different people learn to open up and love each other?

My Thoughts:

I so enjoy this time of year when we are introduced to a plethora of holiday books and movies. This one is likely to end up being both since it is a Hallmark book although there isn’t a movie yet.

This book is a feel good mixture of a modern version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” and Dr. Seuss “The Grinch”.

Like all of the Hallmark stories it is both sweet and a little sad.
This delightful Christmas romance is sweet and consuming. With it’s believable characters and well written, flowing story this is a very nice Christmas read.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. It is after all somewhat predictable being based on beloved Christmas tales.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read.

This in no way affected my opinions which were freely given and my own.



The Perfect Duke

THE PERFECT DUKE

Georgians Beyond the Pale Book 2

by Dawn Ireland

File Size: 1497 KB

Print Length: 328 pages

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC

Publication Date: March 11, 2013

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Language: English

ASIN: B00BT0NGOC

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Known as The Marble Duke amongst the Ton, Garret Weston, the Duke of Kendal sets himself apart from his peers. Nothing will hinder his guilt-driven attempt to become a perfect duke.  Nothing that is, save the alluring and imaginative betrothed he’d thought dead. His intended believes-of all things-that she is a Vicar’s daughter. The “perfect” duke needs a “perfect” duchess, but how was he to discern her suitability? Employing her as a governess to his niece seemed like an ideal solution. But whose “suitability” is being tested? His betrothed refuses to see he is beyond redemption. And most grievous of all, she stirs his blood, making him forget what’s important.

Cara believes fairy tales really can come true, until she meets the unrelenting and arrogant Duke of Kendal. He looks like a Prince, but acts like a Beast. Why must he challenge her at every turn? Her greatest peril is her attraction to the vulnerable, seductive man behind the title. A match between them would be impossible. But can she show him, without losing her heart, that “perfect” is in the eye of the beholder? 



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Must Love Ghosts

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by Charity Tahmaseb

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Print Length: 240 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Collins Mark Books 

Publication Date: October 3, 2015

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Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same.

She’s right.

From a beguiling and charismatic ghost whisperer to her new partner’s ghost swallowing brother and even a (short) stint behind bars, Katy navigates her new reality, uncertain her skills are equal to the tasks at hand. But are these things mere distractions–or do they hide something darker, far more sinister, something that has a long-held vendetta against Katy?

To survive, Katy must uncover an ancient secret. She must brew her very best Kona blend. She will need to rely on unexpected and unpredictable allies.

To survive, she will need to trust what’s in her heart.

Coffee Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over five episodes. This series bundle contains all five episodes.

  • Episode 1: Ghost in the Coffee Machine
  • Episode 2: Giving Up the Ghosts
  • Episode 3: The Ghost Whisperer
  • Episode 4: Gone Ghost
  • Episode 5: Must Love Ghosts


The Golden Rose of Scotland

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The Ladies of Lore Book 2

by Marisa Dillon

File Size: 1439 KB

Print Length: 292 pages

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC 

Publication Date: November 22, 2017

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Language: English

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rs=w_538,h_269,cg_trueWhen poisonings are an everyday occurrence, healer Rosalyn Macpherson must be ready with an antidote. Unless it’s for the English Lord who means to claim her clan’s Highland castle. 

What’s in a name? Everything, for Lord Lachlan de Leverton, a charismatic English aristocrat. He’ll break the law to sever his ties to his notorious family. But first, he must secure the deed to Fyvie Castle before the feisty Scottish lass wins it. 

Because of their conflicting claims, Rosalyn and Lachlan are ordered to appear in Edinburgh’s royal court, and in an unusual twist of fate, they are assigned as guardians, rather than prisoners, to a caravan carrying the Golden Rose, a papal gift for the King of Scots. 

When the royal decree becomes a forced union between the two, it’s not the remedy Rosalyn had hoped for, but by now she doesn’t hate this Englishman quite as much. 

Before the knot is tied, the Rose is stolen and Lachlan’s suspected of the crime. Rosalyn then faces the hardest decision yet. Must she sacrifice her precious Philosophers Stone or the land she loves, or both, to save him?



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The Christmas Star (Christmas Hope: Book 9) by Donna VanLiere

I read and reviewed this book too. Coincidentally we both loved Maddie. The child really made this story.
I won’t go further at this time with what I liked or disliked since I plan to leave my review soon.

Read with Me

The Christmas Star (Christmas Hope #9)3 Stars

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Date of publication: October 16th, 2018

Genre: General Fiction, Christian

Series: Christmas Hope

The Christmas Shoes—Book 1

The Christmas Blessing—Book 2

The Christmas Hope—Book 3

The Christmas Promise—Book 4

The Christmas Secret—Book 5

The Christmas Note—Book 6

The Christmas Light—Book 7

The Christmas Town—Book 8

The Christmas Star—Book 9

Where you can find The Christmas Star: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Goodreads synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series comes another heartwarming, inspirational story for the holidays.

Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory’s Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is…

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City of Everdark; Chronicles of Arcana #3 by Debbie Cassidy Release Day Blitz

THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN THE CHRONICLES OF ARCANA SERIES BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DEBBIE CASSIDY.

Fate can’t hold all the cards, not if she doesn’t have any fingers.

Mission objective, to kick the dragon leige’s ass and take back what she’s stolen. Or maybe take back what she’s stolen, and then kick her ass? Either way, they’ll be some ass kicking.

Getting answers means recon and lies, coercion and revelations. It means jumping through several hoops, like infiltrating a maximum-security government quarantine facility to break out the inmates.

Wila will do whatever it takes to get her Kindred and her draconi prince back, even if it means venturing into a place of nightmares, a place of everdark and monsters with not a pot of tea in sight.

The darkness awaits, and Wila better hope it doesn’t swallow her whole.

A kick-ass Urban Fantasy with a slow burn reverse harem romance.  #WhyChoose



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City of Everdark

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Series
Chronicles of Arcana #3

Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy
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Publisher: Independent

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

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DEBBIE CASSIDY lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Obsessed with building new worlds and reading about them, she spends her spare time daydreaming and conversing with the characters in her head – in a totally non psychotic way of course. She writes High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction. Debbie also writes dark, diverse Urban Fantasy fiction, under the pen name Amos Cassidy, with her best friend Richard Amos.

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