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My Recent Release Review of

The Witch of Willow Hall

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Author’s Debut Novel

by Hester Fox

File Size: 1985 KB

Print Length: 368 pages

Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition 

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

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Publisher’s Description:

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.

My Thoughts:

This debut novel has both sad and very spooky moments. It is described as being a young adult title but I am not sure I would recommend it as su ch.
To me the paranormal, incestuous and ghostly aspects lean more towards an adult tale.
This well written ghost story with witchly aspects is just the ticket for the upcoming Halloween season.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. Be prepared for ghosts, ghosts and newly minted ghosts. There is a plethora of paranormal activity in this debut novel.

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Hearts at All Hallows’ Eve


Handful of Hearts Book 5

by Jenna Jaxon

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Print Length: 30 pages

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Publisher: Rising Phoenix Publications

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

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When Miss Cecilia Powell attends her very first masquerade on All Hallows’ Eve, she’s thrilled when a mysterious reveler pays court to her. As their encounter continues, Cecilia is charmed, then smitten with this masked stranger, even though she senses something odd about him.

Is he truly the man of her dreams, or will Cecilia find her dream a true nightmare?


My New Release Review of

Dear Santa


A Novel


by Nancy Naigle

Paperback: 352 pages

File Size: 3374 KB

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9781250185174

ISBN-13: 978-1250185174

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Publisher’s Description:

From USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle, Dear Santa is a heartwarming Christmas story about finding your passion for life and love.

Angela Carson wants nothing more than to be the third-generation to run her family’s holiday store, Heart of Christmas, successfully. They’ve weathered over sixty tourist seasons, major hurricanes, and urban sprawl, in their old decommissioned lighthouse. But the national chain that set up shop in their small North Carolina town of Pleasant Sands may be more than Heart of Christmas can survive.

Encouraged by her niece to ask Santa for help through the Dear Santa app, Angela gives in and lets the words fly in a way that, if Santa were real, would no doubt land her on the naughty list. What’s the harm when it’s just a computer-generated response?

Geoff Paisley has been at his mother’s side running the mega-chain Christmas Galore for the last ten years. When his mother falls ill, Geoff promises to answer the Dear Santa letters in her stead. Soon he realizes the woman he’s been corresponding with on Dear Santa is Angela. How could the woman that grates his every last nerve in person have intrigued him so deeply through those letters?

When Geoff reveals that he’s her Dear Santa, will Angela be able to set aside their very public feud to embrace the magic of the holiday and possibly find true love?

My Thoughts:

This heartwarming holiday romance smacks of a Hallmark movie although it’s not a hallmark tale. It is however a Christmas re-telling of You’ve Got Mail.

I always have loved that movie since it came out in 1998 and never miss a re-airing of it when shown on TV.

There is just enough angst between our hero and heroine to make it a page turner and far from dull.

Dear Santa letters answered by Geoff in the place of his mother, Angela’s Dear Santa letters brought on by the urging of her niece; how can these two things bring these enemies to the point of love rather than hate?

Will Angela’s distinctly naughty Santa letter be the beginning of something totally different between this warring pair?

In this must read holiday romance you will find your answers.

I gave this sweet, sexy and enemies to friends to lovers story 4.25 of 5.0 stars for plot, story and character development.

Since this book has a Hallmark flair to it there is no sensual nature to this book.

I read and reviewed a complimentary digital ARC of this title received through NetGalley. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

About The Author:

USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash Nancy Naigle photoof suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career as an SVP for Bank of America and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm.

Now enjoying an early retirement from the financial industry, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, cooking, trail riding on her Palomino, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home.

Best known for her small town stories set in Adams Grove, Sweet Tea and Secrets leads off this small town series. Stay tuned for news about the release of Porch Swings and Promises.

Nancy writes romance and women’s fiction for Montlake Romance and St. Martin’s Press and enjoys the diversity of adding mysteries to her list of accomplishments through Crossroads Publishing House. She’s also working on several projects with Hallmark.

An International Thriller Writers Debut Author in 2011, Nancy is active in several writer organizations, including:

  • Romance Writers of America
  • Mystery Writers of America
  • International Thriller Writers among others.

Nancy is proud to be a part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors, Addison Cole, RaeAnne Thayne and Chris Keniston, that bring sweet happy-ever-after stories to readers in a safe community with other like-minded readers.

No graphic sex, violence or profanity. 

Join them at or on their Facebook group ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Nancy also enjoys collaborating with other authors on projects like her humorous women’s fiction, THE G Team co-written with Kelsey Browning. Don’t let the series name fool you. Honey, these are not your momma’s grannies. These gals are just like Dirty Harry…only over 50, female and from the South! Get all the details on that series at

Stay in touch with Nancy on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoodreads, her Amazon Author Page and through her newsletter.

Courting a Spinster for Christmas


Sweet and Clean Regency Romance

His Majesty’s Hounds Book 16

by Arietta Richmond

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Print Length: 109 pages

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Publisher: Dreamstone Publishing

Publication Date: October 8, 2018; 1st edition

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A Spinster who has lost purpose in her life, no longer a companion to the aristocracy, a Vicar who has discovered that loneliness makes everything hollow, a mystery that draws them together, a Christmas where everything changes, an unexpected love.


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Waiting for You Release Week Celebration & Giveaway

WFY_BadgeDo you believe love can transcend time?

Contemporary Romance author Kate McBrien returns with the next

installment in her steamy Indigo trilogy!

After hiding out at her parents’ house in Los Angeles,

Lucy jumps at the chance to deliver the Varangian

Cross to London in order to be reunited with Justin.

But with their passion renewed, their nightmares have also returned

and are feeling more like memories than dreams.

The time has come to find out the truth behind their connection.


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 Title: Waiting for You


Author: Kate McBrien

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 15, 2018

Publisher: Kate McBrien

Series: Indigo Trilogy

Format: Digital eBook / Print

Digital ISBN: 9781732223530

Print ISBN: 9781732223523

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Do you believe love can transcend time?

It’s only been a week, but Justin is miserable waiting for Lucy to contact him. He’s back in London for Indigo’s concert series and needs to get his head in the game, but his heart is back in America.

Stuck hiding out at her parents’ house in Los Angeles, Lucy is consumed with doubt and regret about her decision to stay behind.

When the Varangian Cross is sold to a private buyer in London, Lucy jumps at the chance to deliver the cross to the new owner and maybe reconnect with Justin.

Lucy arrives in London in time for another roadblock to their relationship: a serious allegation has been made against Justin, and the paparazzi are in overdrive, forcing Justin under cover just to make it through the concert series.

Finally reunited, their passion is renewed. But their nightmares have returned and are feeling more like memories than dreams. It’s time to find out the truth behind their connection.

Waiting for You is the second book of a contemporary romance trilogy.

Note to Readers: This book contains scenes which may be triggering to survivors of sexual violence.



Copyright© 2018 Waiting for You

Kate McBrien

“Okay, once more from the top.” John counted off before playing the introduction to a new song.

Justin counted the beats in his head and looked up from his guitar. They were rehearsing in the legendary Abbey Road Studios. It was a spacious studio with honey-colored hardwood floors set in a herringbone pattern, with upholstered walls covered in reds and golds.

After a few bars of the acoustic guitar and piano, Justin sang a song he wrote for Lucy. Inspired by a dream he had after leaving California, it was the most romantic song he had ever written.

He lost himself in the music while playing his guitar and singing. He and Lucy watched a sunset turn into a deep indigo night sky as he shared his feelings for her. He had this dream the day after he left California and it had shaken him to his core. But unlike his earlier dreams of violence and the need to protect her from harm, this dream was more realistic than any of the others.

Justin closed his eyes, focusing on the lyrics about holding Lucy in his arms. His dreams had always been highly realistic, but this recent dream was more like a memory. It stimulated all his senses. He could not only feel Lucy in his arms, he heard the sound of male voices singing in the background and the sounds of a city below, as if they were on top of a building somewhere. The air was warm and full of exotic scents that he couldn’t identify. He shuddered as this familiarity washed over him. It was impossible. He had never shared a night like that with Lucy. As the song ended, he was exhausted and miserable.

“That was marvelous,” Graham said from the recording booth. “Let’s wrap it up for tonight. I’m feeling generous, so let me take everyone to the pub.” It was no surprise Graham was in a great mood tonight. He didn’t like the scandal that surrounded Justin, but he was delighted with the publicity that created renewed interest in Indigo. Tickets for the three concerts had sold out, and Indigo’s back catalog was selling well.

“Excellent.” John stood up from the piano and closed the fallboard over the keys. “I’m completely knackered. I could use a pint or two.”

Justin remained on his stool, pulling the guitar strap from around his shoulder.

“Are you all right?” John asked, gathering up his sheet music and placing it in a carrier bag.

“Yeah,” Justin muttered, rubbing his eyes.

Indigo’s other band members, Colin, Mike, and Liam, were gathered in the recording booth listening to the playback. Justin could just make out the song’s melody as it came through the slightly open door.

John frowned. “You looked like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Other Books in the Indigo Trilogy:

Title: Discovering You (Indigo #1)


Author: Kate McBrien

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Date Released: July 7, 2018

Publisher: Kate McBrien

Format: Digital eBook / Print

Digital ISBN: 9781732223516

Print ISBN: 9781732223509

For fans of Love on the Edge of Time and

A Knight in Shining Armor comes an epic romance

that proves true love can never die.

Do you believe in soulmates?

A shy art historian. A sexy rock star. A mysterious medieval cross that holds a secret.

Lucy Bianchi has a plan: finish her PhD in art history and land a coveted job at a prestigious Los Angeles museum. Then—maybe—she’ll find time to start dating. Her controlled and predictable world begins to unravel when she chases a runaway dog on the beach and meets a gorgeous stranger.

Justin Hamilton is the charismatic lead singer of the British band Indigo. Years of touring and partying have won him notoriety, and he can have any woman he wants, but who he really wants doesn’t seem to exist.

Until now.

From their first look—their first touch—Justin and Lucy have a connection that defies logic and deepens their desire for each other. When they see the Varangian Cross at a museum exhibit, they’re flooded with inexplicable shared memories that draw them even closer together.

Justin has to return to London just as a salacious scandal explodes that could tear them apart. Lucy must choose between the safe life she’s cultivated, or go to Justin and discover a never-ending love.

Discovering You is the first book of a contemporary romance trilogy.

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 Praise for Discovering You:

“This was a very deep and beautiful love story. It was completely different from all love stories I’ve ever read.” – Tania, Goodreads, Amazon

“Discovering You by Kate McBrien is a steamy read. The heat rises slowly in this novel but once the switch is flipped, it boils over with passion.” – Up All Night Book Blogs, Goodreads

“Wow what a story. It’s fresh, original, and full of life.” – Lianne, Goodreads

“This book has it all. Romance, history, art, music, villains, and a mystical edge. I can’t wait to read the next in the series.” – Debbie, Goodreads

“You know you get one of those books that just builds and builds until you can’t put it down. This is one of those books.” – Love Reading, Goodreads review

“This is a fascinating premise. Nerd meets rocker and finds an instant connection. I love soulmates and was fascinated to see how things turn out, especially with Lucy’s art history background. The meet-cute was delightful and I enjoyed the growing relationship between the two of them, fast-paced as it was. Both Lucy and Justin are fully fleshed out characters with their own full lives.” – Lauren, Goodreads review


About Kate McBrien:

Kate McBrien_squareKate has an MA in art history from San José State University and has taught art history at a local college. For many years, she has worked as a dental hygienist, courageously offering encouragement to her non-flossing patients.

She has always enjoyed writing but became more serious after being encouraged by a friend to participate in National Novel Writing Month. She began writing historical fiction but soon realized that the romance was taking over the history.

Kate is a Bay Area native who lives near the beach with her husband and Lola, their spoiled Labrador Retriever. When not writing, she enjoys cooking, music, movies, reading, and fangirling over Jamie Dornan.

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More For Monday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews

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Lords of London


A Regency Romance Collection

by Emma Evans

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Print Length: 699 pages

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Publication Date: September 11, 2018

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In the London Season, Lords and Ladies are busy looking for their perfect match. But in the midst of it all can lie trouble, gossip and the blackening of a reputation!
Follow the stories of the Lords of London as they delve their way into the heart of society and lose their hearts along the way!’

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  • The Viscount Forgotten
  • A Viscount in Love

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Authors Note: These are a clean, stand-alone romances with an HEA.

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Ladies of London


A Regency Romance Boxed Set

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  • The Widow and the Lord
  • Lord of Diamonds
  • The Deceitful Lord

Authors Note: These are clean, stand-alone romances with an HEA.

If you love clean Regency-era romances you will love Ladies of London!

The Duke’s Temptation


Men of Circumstances Book 1

by Addie Jo Ryleigh

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Print Length: 342 pages

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The Duke’s Temptation

(Men of Circumstance Book One)

A Duke. A Runner. An Earl.

Three men, each born into different circumstances. Each fighting to overcome their own adversity.

All striving to change their past.

Gabriel St. James, Duke of Wesbrook, desires any birthright other than being the son of a hideous man. Unfortunately, Gabe knows the exact moment he became like his father—a night that has haunted him for seven years. Resigned to his future, he is unprepared when his illegitimate—and more importantly unbeknown—young daughter appears on his London doorstep. With no one to care for her but him.

Lady Elizabeth Blakely has loved only one man—her brother’s longtime friend, Gabe St. James. Not even his rakish and, oftentimes, wicked behavior dissuades her. Yet it all seems hopeless as he continues to overlook the woman she has become.

When Elizabeth learns Gabe is in need of assistance with his daughter, she seizes the opportunity. Gabe, less than thrilled with the situation—mostly due to his fierce desire for his best friend’s sister—has no option but to concede. Besides, a more sinister threat lurks; someone is blackmailing Gabe with his darkest secret. Through it all, Gabe vows to resist Elizabeth, no matter how tempting.

Sometimes it’s better to surrender . . .

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Ricardo Alexanders’ The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb Sale & Review Drive !

Set in World War II China, fantasy author Ricardo Alexanders takes you on an action-packed thrill ride full of twists and turns in DRAGON TOMB.

While defending his country against Japanese invasion, archaeologist Chuan-Jay Hoo is taken as a prisoner of war when a behind-enemy-lines rescue mission goes horribly wrong. His captors force him to take part in the excavation of an ancient tomb, a process that unearths the true origin of Chinese civilization.  

The excavation ends; but China is still in dire need of help. Teamed up with American adventurer Dr. Harry Jones, a close friend of President Roosevelt, Chuan-Jay returns to the tomb and convinces the guardians of the tomb to interfere human affairs.

The tide of the war is turned but no one sees what is coming next: the rise of an otherworldly evil. Neither the Allies nor the Axis powers can stand in its way. Soon, our world is at the brink of Armageddon. At the final moment of human civilization, Chuan-Jay finds himself standing alone in the tomb of the First King, as the last line of defense for the survival of mankind.

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The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb

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November 8, 2017

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The year is 1939. An expedition to the most mysterious tomb in China awakes a nameless force and changes the fate of mankind forever… In the prison camp, protagonist Chuan-Jay (CJ) Hoo stumbles into Akagi Hikoichi, his old roommate at Boston University and the commander of the Japanese expedition force. One night, Akagi confesses that he is looking for the Ninth Cauldron, a mythical device said to be buried with the First King. He tells CJ that Japan can win the war with the power of the Ninth Cauldron and he has convinced Emperor Hirohito about that. CJ does not believe a word out of Akagi’s mouth.

Dragon Stone

“This is crazy talk, Akagi! Xia may have existed and the tomb could be under one of these hills. But the dragon and all that supernatural crap… I don’t know how you even convinced yourself. Akagi, you are an archaeologist!”

“You will believe me once you see this.” Akagi reached into a hidden pocket in his winter jacket and took out an eyeglass case. He opened the case. There was the necklace CJ had seen many times from a distance.

Akagi picked up the chain and let the small, slightly blackish pendant dangle in the air.


“Yes. Take a look.” Akagi nodded.

CJ took the necklace from him. It appeared to be an emerald-shaped solitaire diamond with a slightly dark-reddish hint. It looked like about one carat, not too big, not too small, with one end sitting on a four-pronged white-gold setting. Dangling in front of Akagi’s gas lamp, the stone’s surface appeared to be smooth and shiny.

“A small stone with visible inclusions. What about it?”

“Take a close look.” Akagi handed him the magnifying lens.

Something is inside.

CJ realized this immediately, as there were some strange reflections of light from within the diamond.

“The polarizer,” Akagi reminded him.

As he held the lens, CJ’s jaw hit the ground. The inside of the diamond was like nothing CJ had seen before. Beneath the hard surface was a core with the shape of two identical tetrahedrons superimposed over each other in opposite directions. The core looked purple and appeared to be spinning clockwise, like it was floating on water in the middle of the hardest thing in the world.

Even more bizarre, the core appeared to have a mind of its own. Most of the time, it spun at a very low speed. Sometimes it would speed up a little, then slow itself down. Its rotation totally disregarded the motion of the diamond.

“What…How…” CJ, dumbstruck, finally managed to utter a few incoherent words.

“It is called the heart of the stone. The corner pointing up channels energy down from the sky to the Earth; and the one pointing downwards draws energy up from the Earth. Together, they create a perfect balance.”

“What is this stone?”

“It was said to be the amulet of the First King. According to my secret scrolls, he lost it in one of his last battles. When it resurfaced about twenty-seven hundred years ago, it was named the Dragon Stone. Others call it the Blood Dragon Stone.”

“The secret scrolls? Can I read them?”

“No, you can’t. They are locked safely in my museum in Tokyo. About another thousand years later, the Dragon Stone showed up again briefly before it disappeared from this world.”

“It is indeed out of this world.” CJ agreed on this part. “How did you find it?”

“I bought it. The guy I bought it from said it was kept in his family from the time of Xia.”

“He lied, just trying to score a sale.” CJ knew the antique business too well and had not heard of anyone in China with a family tree that could trace back to the time of the Xia Dynasty.

“He probably did. But when I took it back to Tokyo and studied it, it really fit the pieces of information of the Dragon Stone that I pieced together from those scrolls.”

“According to the -quote- Secret Scroll –unquote- again.”

“It was also said that part of the king’s soul had grown into this stone and it will wake up once it gets close to the king’s dead body.”

“So that is why you were…”

“Yes. Every time I put it close to my heart, I can feel something special, maybe the soul of the First King.”

“Really? Can I try it?”

“No. Not unless you agree to join me.”

“No. Like I said before, I am not going to help you steal our national treasures.”

“Not so quickly, CJ. Think it through.”

“What’s to think through?”

“Well, let me give you a little hint. You probably already know that this is a top-secret mission. The whole expedition force was shipped directly from Japan and operated under a fake unit name. Only our highest commander in China, General Yasuji Okamura, was briefed. So…” Akagi stopped for a second. “At the end of the mission… I am pretty sure you know what I mean.”

CJ fully understood Akagi’s words.

“I can get you out alive. So think about it. Don’t rush.”

Not saying anything, CJ stood up and prepared to leave.

“You speak perfect Japanese. I might even be able to get you a Japanese passport.” Akagi added, “Then you can go wherever you want and do whatever you want.”

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Ricardo Alexanders is launching a review drive with a series of fantastic giveaways! He’s discounted the book to $0.99 for the month of October while the review drive is running.


Simply read the book and post your review on Amazon. There are no requirements for the content of your review. Even if it’s only a sentence or two, all that’s asked is that your review be a fair and honest assessment of the book.

When the review count hits certain milestones, the author will launch a new giveaway. The giveaways are open to everyone once they launch, but they only launch when Amazon shows a certain number of reviews.

Once Dragon Tomb reaches: 

  • 25 customer reviews on Amazon, I will launch a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card.
  • 50 customer reviews on Amazon, I will launch a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback of Dragon Tomb.
  • 75 customer reviews on Amazon, I will launch a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback of Dragon Tomb.
  • 100 customer reviews on Amazon, I will launch a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card and signed paperbacks of Dragon Tomb & Bollywood Invasion.
The review count will be checked every day. As soon as it reaches the first milestone goal, the first giveaway will be launched on Rafflecopter and the announcement will go out to Ricardo’s Newsletter subscribers and it will be published to his blog. So go! Get your reviews posted! Here is the Dragon Tomb Amazon link so you can get started as soon as you finish reading the book.


About Ricardo Alexanders:

Ricardo is a descendant of the Great Yyu, a.k.a. the first king of China. He lives in Massachusetts and enjoys experiencing all kinds of cultures around the world. After obtaining his doctorate in science, he became fascinated with time-travel. As an aspiring writer, he loves to write time-travel fictions that blend fantasy, science, and real history together.

In 2017, he published his debut time-travel novel Dragon Tomb, the first book of his TLR (The Last Resistance) pentalogy. This history science fiction series starts from World War II, during which a young archaeologist discovers the true origin of Chinese civilization and saves the world from Armageddon.

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Cover Reveal ~ THE WARRIOR by Sarah Fine



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For those who deal in the fate of the world, salvation and destruction is not a game of chance.

Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger never intended to live among the Immortal Dealers, much less to be party to an ongoing battle where the fate of humanity is in the draw of a card. And the stakes have gotten only higher now that a shady new Forger has been crowned.

Virginia may be in charge of creating the chaos that makes the universe tick, but her assignments have been noble—each one in the aid of strangers. But when Ernie discovers Virginia’s true purpose, she realizes it’s going to take an entirely new kind of play to stop her.

The game changer lies within a mysterious artifact dredged from the ocean. To unlock its powers, Ernie and her partner, Gabe, must traverse dangerous new realms and uncover the history of Forgers past. Joined in a tenuous alliance with a former enemy and stalked by old friends turned lethal foes, Ernie had better play her cards right—because this time, the whole universe could be destroyed in the shuffle.

About the Book

The Warrior

by Sarah Fine


The Immortal Dealers #3



Paranormal Romance

Urban Fantasy


47North (Imprint of Amazon Publishing)

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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About the Author:

Sarah Fine is the author of several books for teens, including Of Metal and Wishes(McElderry/Simon & Schuster) and its sequel, Of Dreams and Rust, the bestselling Guards of the Shadowlands YA urban fantasy series (Skyscape/Amazon Children’s Publishing), and The Impostor Queen (McElderry, January 2016).

She is also the co-author (with Walter Jury) of two YA sci-fi thrillers published by Putnam/Penguin: Scan and its sequel Burn. Her bestselling adult urban fantasy romance series, Servants of Fate, includes Marked, Claimed, and Fated, and was published by 47North in 2015, and her second adult UF series —Reliquary (and its sequels Splinter and Mosaic) was published 2016. When she’s not writing, she’s psychologizing. Sometimes she does both at the same time. The results are unpredictable.

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Release Blitz: Ashton Scott by Nina Levine

I read very little contemporary romance but this eye-catching cover is a winner.

From USA Today bestselling author, Nina Levine, comes a new standalone, bossy-billionaire romance.

It was a bad start to my week.
Or shall I say, he was a bad start to my week.
Ashton Scott.
Presumptuous, arrogant asshole.
He barrelled into my office and demanded I sell him my property.
I said no. Never.
He said everything is for sale.
He also said he always gets what he wants.
Well, Ashton Scott can kiss my ass. He’s not getting this.
There’s one problem with that.
The man just doesn’t give up. And now he’s decided he wants me, too.
He’s sexy AF.
He wears a suit like nobody’s business.
And his bossiness turns me on in ways I can’t even understand.
But I’m not going down without a fight.
Or at least, I wasn’t…
My fight is what Ashton loves the most.
Of course it is.
Send wine.

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It Takes a Spy


A Secrets and Seduction book

by Sheridan Jeane

File Size: 1211 KB

Print Length: 168 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1633030040

Publisher: Flowers and Fullerton

Publication Date: November 1, 2014

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Glittering jewels ~ A sumptuous ball ~ A daring theft.

London, 1851 – Cecilia Paring is having second thoughts…
Cecilia has serious reservations about marrying her fiancé, Devin Montlake. Gone is the boy who could capture her heart with a word or a glance and in his place is a man who has made it clear that to be a proper barrister’s wife, the exciting and impulsive Cecilia must change.

Devin Montlake has his life planned out…
Although Devin loves his orderly life as a barrister, he’s determined to follow his roadmap and become a judge. His biggest obstacle seems to be convincing his headstrong fiancée to behave with a modicum of propriety.

And then everything goes wrong…
When the family jewels are stolen the night before they are to be auctioned, Devin is framed for the crime. Unfortunately, adhering to society’s rules won’t solve this particular problem. Devin has to rely on the inventiveness of his irrepressible fiancée to catch the thief.

Note from the author:
This novella offers you a taste of my writing style. My books aren’t edgy or stomach-churning. If you’re looking for something dark and twisty, go elsewhere. If you’re looking for something to take your mind off the world for a while and leave you feeling a bit better about life, then this is the novella for you!

+ This is not a cliffhanger. Each story’s hero and heroine have their own complete romance and HEA (happily ever after). Characters from the books will reappear throughout the series but in supplementary roles.

++ The romance scenes in this story are explicit, but not frequent.

My Thoughts:

Cecilia Paring is having second thoughts…
Cecilia has serious reservations about marrying her fiancé, Devin Montlake. What happened to the boy who captured her heat? Is he still a part of this ambitious young man?
Although Devin is enamoured with his orderly life as a barrister, he’s determined to follow his dreams to become a judge. His biggest obstacle seems to be convincing Cecilia to behave with at least a small amount of propriety.
When it appears that Devin is not at all what he seems, but is instead a thief but Cecilia and her precocious fifteen year old sister seem to be the only ones who believe he is innocent.
This romance contains a bit of slapstick comedy and is a good read by this new to me author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Hidden gems to read and discovered I already owed a copy and it was in my Kindle archives.
I gave this book 4.25 of five stars for storyline and characterization. The only intimacy is in the last chapter after the wedding

About The Author:

Edmondson_2829RP-cropped-squareSheridan grew up with a mother who was an artist and art therapist, and a father who was an engineer who could fix or build just about anything. Despite naming their daughter Sheridan because they thought it might someday look great on the cover of a book, Sheridan’s parents urged her in a more practical direction when she attended college. She earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science with a minor in English.

She grew up outside of Dayton, Ohio and now lives in Sewickley, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sheridan is a member of Romance Writers of America© and is the former President and co-founder of Three Rivers Romance Writers in Pittsburgh (an RWA chapter).

Along with writing novels, Sheridan has worked as a program manager, business analyst, web designer, database analyst, and computer programmer.

Sheridan’s home sits atop of what some might call mountain situated northwest of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River. Her pets love the location for its abundant wildlife, and she loves it for the stupendous view.


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Faced with an impossible choice, could you devastate someone you love?

Caution: This book contains a philandering hero with a heart of gold, a fearless heroine adamant she’ll decide her own destiny, a passel of roguish dukes and the daring damsels determined not to be seduced by them, and unforeseen twists that will keep you turning page after page.

Marriage—an unpleasant obligation
A troublesome addendum to his father’s will requires Victor, Duke of Sutcliffe to marry before his twenty-seventh birthday. That doesn’t mean he intends to alter his pleasure-seeking lifestyle. Mere weeks before he must wed, he ventures home, intent on finding the most biddable, forgettable miss in all of Essex. Except the first woman he encounters stirs far more than his interest, and Theadosia Brentwood is anything but unremarkable or dowdy.

Marriage—an impossible choice
Against her better judgement, and despite her father promising her hand to a man she detests, Theadosia clandestinely meets with Victor. Though she’s far beneath his station and aware he must marry soon, she can’t deny her growing fascination. When Victor unexpectedly proposes, Thea must make an unbearable decision—refuse to marry her father’s pick and elope with Victor, who wouldn’t wed at all except to save his fortune. If she does, her betrothed will reveal a scandalous secret, sending her father to prison and rendering her sister and mother homeless.

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Sleigh Ride


A Seasonal Romance Anthology

by Brookie Cowles, Camille Smithson, 

Jentry Flint, Brittney Mulliner, Jillian Jones

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Publisher: Literary Crush Publishing

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FIXING CHRISTMAS: After Kiersten’s boyfriend dumps her, she desperately asks Tyler, a car mechanic to be her pretend boyfriend. But the more she learns about Tyler, the more she realizes he’s exactly what she wants. If only it weren’t pretend.

A CHRISTMAS ENGAGEMENT: When Bram returns from war to find his life turned upside down, he realizes Sophie Tate has been a constant all along. Sophie is sure Bram would never love her, but she’d do anything to prove her love for him, even if it means marrying someone else.

CHRISTMAS AT THE RANCH: When Addison has to face her ex, Bryce, at a wedding, she hires a boyfriend to make the event less miserable. But fate has a funny way of ensuring Addison and Bryce are forced together. 

A CHRISTMAS OFFER: When Harlow comes home for Christmas, the last thing she wants is her old crush, Vince, hanging around the house like he’s family. But she can’t say no when Vince is the one offering to help her make Peppermint bark and see the Christmas lights.

AN ENTICING CHRISTMAS GIFT: Sarah asks Santa for the perfect boyfriend and magically appears in a small shop on the Gold Coast of Australia. Alex seems to be the perfect match for Sarah, if only he didn’t hate Christmas with the energy of The Grinch. On top of that, Sarah has to face the reality that her life is in New York City.

Christmas Reunion Boxed Set


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A clean wholesome romance collection that’s touching and tender.

6 Sweet Christmas Romance novels in this gripping box set

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File Size: 3733 KB

Print Length: 1022 pages

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Publication Date: November 18, 2014

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Enjoy these clean and wholesome love stories with enough twists to keep you turning the pages. An inspiring Christian romance collection that will warm your heart and your soul at Christmas and all year long.

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Scent Of Danger


A Sinclair & Raven Novel Book 4

by Wendy Vella

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Print Length: 352 pages

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She believes in duty, not love….
As the illegitimate sister of the Duke of Raven, Emily knows only too well how society judges a woman like her, and what a debt of gratitude she owes her family. She also knows the vital importance of maintaining independence, and how cruel fate can eclipse good intentions anytime. Certainly she’s not going to let her head or heart get fooled by the devilishly annoying Cambridge Sinclair, her family’s protector, and London’s notorious rake… who also happened to save her life… more than once.

He’s a reformed rake seeking redemption….
Cam has been intrigued by the mysterious Miss Emily Tolly for years, even though theirs is a turbulent relationship. With her family and others, she’s shy and timid, but with him, she’s anything but. He knows this kitten has claws beneath the quiet exterior and a whole lot of other secrets she’s hiding. But her passion and intelligence draw him irresistibly to her, so when he’s given the opportunity to rescue her once again, he grabs it with both hands. This rescue, though, takes the form of a hastily arranged marriage, which Cam enters into willingly for her sake and her family’s. What he doesn’t count on is the closer he and Emily get, the stronger their passion burns, and Cam finds himself wanting not just her body, but her heart too.

A destiny written in the stars
It was meant to be a dutiful betrothal from the start, but it soon becomes something more. As Emily sees the real man beneath the roguish reputation, her carefully guarded heart begins to believe and hope. Dare she trust the one man who could destroy her?

*All books in this series are standalone stories with an HEA.


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  3. Touched By Danger
  4. Scent Of Danger
  5. Vision Of Danger

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Circle of Flames, by Jane S. Morrissey ~ Cover Reveal

Circle of Flames

The Quytel Series, Book 2

by Jane S. Morrissey

Publication Date: November 14, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

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Sent back to his homeland to investigate the disappearance of psychic children, Darius Curilian must face the haunting truths of his past. In a remote village, Darius and his team arrive too late to stop a kidnapping but discover a beautiful stranger who could hold the key to finding the missing children.

A self-defined loner, fire breathes in Emma Williams’ soul, setting her apart from everyone her whole life. When she tries to save a child in danger, she falls into Darius’s unwilling arms. As she is pulled into the dark world of the Quytel, she and Darius must overcome his past if they have a chance of survival.

About Jane S. Morrissey:

Jane Morrissey is a paranormal romance writer who loves romance, magic, and writing. Her paranormal romantic mysteries will keep you reading late into the night. Jane spends her time writing, enjoying the glorious California Coast near her home and spending as much time as she can with family and friends.

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Forgetting the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey

I have an ARC of this to read so I won’t comment on this review.

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Forgetting the Scot (The Highlanders of Balforss)Forgetting the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey

Tracy’s rating: 3 of 5 stars

Series: The Highlanders of Balforss, #3

Release Date: October 22, 2018

Let me start this review with a PSA – this book contains several triggers – in the form of abuse and adultery. It is well written, but some of the content may be upsetting to some readers.

Virginia, Viscountess Langley is in a very unhappy marriage. Her husband was charming and attentive until the wedding and then his true colors began to show. He married her for her dowry and once he had it, he was cruel and abusive. Virginia has had enough, enough physical, mental and emotional abuse. Her greatest desire is to have children to love, convinced that she will never be able to have a child, she has turned her heart towards the forgotten children of London. She has a plan, she will use…

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Once Upon a Duke


12 Dukes of Christmas Book 1

by Erica Ridley

File Size: 5098 KB

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Publication Date: October 9, 2018

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Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past…

Due to the terms of an estranged relative’s will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he’ll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won’t rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he’d left behind…

Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he’s back—and they both know he won’t stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core?

The Twelve Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this Erica Ridley book which was loosely based on A Christmas Carol.
Benjamin had an excellent reason for disliking Christmas. Both of his parents had died on that illustrious holiday. The only reason Benjamin has returned to Cressmouth is to retrieve his mother’s locket that his grandfather had taken from Jim five years ago and refused to return.
Noelle like all of the residents of this town that celebrated Christmas year round loved the holiday and it’s spirit.
She loved Benjamin too but wanted to hate this man who had left her and Cressmouth behind.
Will these two continue to be at odds or could they give their love a second chance?
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.0 of 5.0 flames. There isn’t an abundance of intimacy between our hero and heroine in this heartwarming story but it is an essential part of this story.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title to read from the author.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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A Night of Angels


A Magical Holiday Collection

by Maggi Andersen, Mary Lancaster, Chasity Bowlin, 

Meara Platt, Alexa Aston, Anna Markland, 

Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Lynn Winchester,  & Avril Borthiry

File Size: 4825 KB

Print Length: 51 pages

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date: November 27, 2018; 1st edition

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Enjoy a holiday collection from some of your very favorite Dragonblade Publishing authors in this collection of never-before published tales!

From the bedecked halls of Regency England to the cold and crisp air of Medieval England, and everything in between, welcome to the magic of a holiday collection that will bring the joy of the season into your heart and into your home. Nine USA Today or Internationally bestselling authors bring you their twist on the holidays using some of your favorite characters in A NIGHT OF ANGELS.

This collection includes:

Eleanor FitzHerbert’s Christmas Miracle by Maggi Andersen – Childless widow, Eleanor Fitzherbert has resigned herself to a life alone, because most unmarried gentlemen wish for an heir. But after a young sweep gets stuck in the Duke of Broadstairs’ chimney, and a handsome viscount comes to his rescue, surprising things begin to happen.

Wicked Christmas by Mary Lancaster – Mystery, murder and the miracle of new love – it’s Christmas in Blackhaven! During a magical Christmas, Blackhaven welcomes a new birth and catches a murderer – and Dr. Lampton encounters the wonder and pain of an impossible new love

A Midnight Clear by Chasity Bowlin – Stranded together by a freak winter storm, Sarah, the Dowager Viscountess Vale, must finally face her long buried feelings for Branson, the brother of her late husband. Can their secret feelings overcome years of animosity?

If You Wished For Me by Meara Platt – Two hearts meant to be together, one secret keeping them apart. Is William Farthingale just the man to bring Meggie Cameron the Christmas miracle she needs?

Season of Honor by Alexa Aston – In the midst of celebrating their first Christmas together, Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort are summoned to their stables, where a young woman is about to give birth on the most holy of all nights. Will her baby be the Christmas miracle a couple at Kinwick longs for?

The Viking’s Gift by Anna Markland – A heartwarming Yuletide story set in medieval England before the Norman Conquest. A Viking saves the woman he loves from the wrath of a vengeful king.

Father’s Day by Elizabeth Ellen Carter – Privateer Captain Kit Hardacre is persuaded to learn more about his family. At the same time, Naval veteran and retired spy Adam Hardacre learns he has a son he never knew existed. Both reluctant, father and son must find mutual ground on which to come to terms with the past.

A Joyful Song by Lynn Winchester – Seamus MacAdams needs a miracle–a woman who will love him as much as he’ll love her. Joy Song is new in town and not looking for love, but it isn’t long before love finds her in the form of a man in need of help, just in time for Christmas.

A Sprig of White Heather by Avril Borthiry – A crusader knight, thousands of miles from his home in the Highlands, and the young wife he left behind, soon to give birth to his child. In this adaptation of an ancient legend, a token of eternal love gives hope and comfort to a family at Christmastide.

From Dragonblade to you, we wish you a very happy holiday season!

Lizzie’s Earl


Sexy Regency Romance

The Heir and a Spare Book 3

by Fiona Miers

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A lovely young widow seeks a quiet gentleman, but finds a handsome rakehell instead.

Lizzie Symmons is newly widowed, with an estate and a comfortable income. But she’s off to London to find a gentleman who will give her the family she so desperately craves. She knows just the kind of man she wants–gentle, studious, preferring the quiet of country life and horses to the hubbub of town. 

Lord Rupert Willoughby is a second son, the spare to his brother, the Earl of Sweeting, and a rakehell to the ton’s bored wives and widows. However, after five daughters, the Countess of Sweeting is done trying to bear an heir. It is now up to Rupert to produce the next Earl. To do so, he must marry, a prospect he loathes.

Rupert plans to find a biddable lady he can wed, bed, and leave in the country, while he carries on with his carefree life in London. But then he meets Lizzie. She sets Rupert’s body alight, but worse than that, she inspires goodness in him, makes him yearn for the heart and hearth his friends have attained.

Will Lizzie steal the rogue’s heart, so the next Earl is conceived in love? Or will Rupert’s stubbornness drive her to find another man?

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