Aug 16

Review: Cowgirl Crazy by Becky McGraw

Cowgirl Crazy by Becky McGraw
Series : Cowboy Way, book #2
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary Spicy Romance, Western, Cowboy
Length: 227 pages

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Cowboys are a different breed…

They work hard, play hard and love harder.

It’s all about the ride, until the right woman
makes them fall.

Twyla Taylor is one frustrated cowgirl. She’s not winning at barrel racing or in love. She’s spent ten years nursing a crush on her brother’s best friend, Ryan Easter, who thinks of her as no more than his little sister. When Twyla catches Ryan with yet another no-good buckle bunny, and calls him out, he tells her to get a life, and that is exactly what she decides to do. One that does not include a buckle-bunny-chasing cowboy with a bad attitude, or an overbearing older brother.

Ryan Easter is one frustrated cowboy. He’s winning every night at bronc riding, and has a different woman in every city. Mostly so he can keep his best friend’s fiery little sister, and his desire for her, at bay. Since she grew those proud little breasts of hers, and mile-long legs, Ryan has had to fight his attraction to her. If her brother knew what he was thinking, he would kill Ryan, if her daddy didn’t first. Ryan valued the surrogate family the Taylor’s provided him with too much to ever go there with their youngest member.

His diversion techniques work like a charm, until one night he pushes her too far, and Twyla takes off. Ryan knows he has to find her quickly and apologize, or face his best friend’s wrath. He finds Twyla in Dallas and decides she’s definitely gone cowgirl crazy. He barely recognizes her, because his barrel-racing tomboy is wearing makeup that looks like it was put on with a putty knife and she’s working at a bar which borders on a cowgirl strip club. When she isn’t serving shots off of her stomach, she’s shaking her round ass for any man with a dollar to shove into the waistband of her barely-there shorts.

Twyla refuses to leave with him, and Ryan knows he better make his final arrangements, or come up with another way to convince her and fast.

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Cowgirl Crazy is a sweet sexy romance that stole my heart. Becky McGraw is an up and coming romance star. I can not wait to see what she has in store for the next book in this series.

Ryan has so many sides to his character that I could not get enough of this sexy cowboy. Charismatic, stubborn, loyal I can see why he drives the ladies a little crazy. Having a ruff childhood and being raised by someone else family has it’s issues and no doubt will put Ryan to the test but the question is will he be strong enough to hold out for what he wants?

Twalya is a sassy cowgirl with a need to spread her wings. I was memorized by this heroine, she feels everything through her words and her actions and her unwavering love that is what will have Ms. McGraw’s fans remembering her long after the series is done. Twalya’s need to live on her own creates a few problems along the way, can she untangle herself without her overbearing families help?

Ryan and Twyla share some intense moments that will test everything they have, along with some new challenges. I think the way Ms. McGraw described their relationship was well done, there is no hidden agenda just out right truth between them. Can they come to terms with each other to see if they have a future?

As for the secondary characters they added enough backdrop to Ryan and Twyla that helped to get to know them. There were moments I struggled with Twyla’s family issue, but in the end I realized it only made the story more real. I want Zack’s story…please.

The plot had all the bells and whistles a great romance has to make it a great read, but as well Ms. McGraw gave me a hero and heroine that will forever stay with me long after the last chapter. There were a few twist that I didn’t even see coming that only upped the ante of Cowgirl Crazy.

If you enjoy sexy, witty, heartfelt romance then you need to pick-up Becky McGraw’s Cowgirl Crazy book #2 in the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­Cowboy Way series I know I am hooked!

Rated 4 Stilettos by Deb!

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Aug 16

Review: Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James

CowboyTake Me Away by Lorelei James
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Series ; Rough Riders, Book 16
Genre: Contemporary Red Hot Romance, Western
Length: Plus Novel

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Settle in for the hot McKay romance that started it all…

The moment Carson McKay saw the sexy blonde at the dance hall, he wanted to throw her over his saddle and gallop hell-bent toward the closest church. Given his reputation as a lover and a fighter—not necessarily in that order—it wasn’t surprising she gave him the cold shoulder. But he hadn’t expected the mean right hook when he tried to steal a kiss.

Carolyn West might look sweet and innocent, but she’s no fool. The good-looking cowboy with the heart-stopping smile didn’t really want to marry her; he just wanted to take her for a test ride. But when he kisses her a second time, she doesn’t fight her burning attraction to him…until she learns he’s one of the McKay cowboys she’s been warned about.

Carson doesn’t care about the long-standing feud between their families; he knows that Carolyn was meant to be his. And the more intimate they become, the more Carolyn sees the real man behind the wild cowboy reputation—a man who wants the same forever kind of love she does…and who will lead her into a love story that spans fifty years.

Warning: Crazy, hot, sexy and sweet—good girl meets bad-boy cowboy and they prove lust can last a lifetime.

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What do you get when you cross a sexy cowboy with a sweet lady with a sharp tongue, as recipe for one amazing H.O.T read that had me panting, cheering and damn-it Mrs. James even made me cry more than once.
Carson is the most sweet talking devil I ever read about, I can see where his kids get it from. Reading this beginning book helped me understand Carson so much better. Why he took the approach he did with his boys and Keely. Can Carson’s prayers be answered?

Carolyn is such a stellar heroine, I want to be her in my golden years. Carolyn is the glue that holds this amazing family together. I thrived on how Mrs. James created this and every hero with strength, heart and the ability to knock heads together when needed. *grins*

Together Carson & Carolyn are a force to be reckoned with. Their unstoppable love carried them through years of up and downs, some unbelievably challenging at times.

Secondary characters are of the Families West and McKay’s, the interactions between Carson and the families were just the right touch. The plot was so wonderfully penned, what a gift Mrs. James gave us in Carson and Carolyn’s story. I read from cover to cover, to see the beginning, to see the growth in character’s, in Mrs. James writing style as well as I was able to have some of my questions answered.

Cowboy Take Me Away is a brilliant ending to a marvelous series, that had me grabbing for my tissues. Thank you Mrs. James for years with the McKay’s and the West.

Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb!

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Aug 13

WLK : The Family Series by Cardeno C Tour

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When twenty-two-year-old Emilio Sanchez sees handsome Spencer Derdinger walking by his construction site, Emilio makes it his goal to seduce the shy professor. Getting Spencer into bed isn’t difficult, but Emilio soon learns that earning the trust of a man deeply hurt will take time and patience. With a prize like brilliant, sweet Spencer on the line, Emilio decides he is strong enough to face the challenge.
Spencer is surprised when he’s approached by the gorgeous construction worker he’s admired from the safety of his office window. Acting spontaneously for the first time in his thirty-eight years, Spencer takes Emilio home. When the casual hookup turns into the potential for love, Spencer realizes that if he wants to build a life with Emilio, he’ll need to be strong enough to slay his personal demons and learn to trust again.

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Family Series Fun Facts:

 

Each book in the Family series is freestanding but each one has a main character who is related to a main character in another book:

Asher Penaz (Something in the Way He Needs) is Emilio Sanchez’s (Strong Enough) cousin (on Emilio’s father’s side).

Adan Navarro (More Than Everything) is Emilio Sanchez’s (Strong Enough) cousin on his mother’s side. Adan and Scott make a cameo at the end of Strong Enough.

Daniel Tover (Something in the Way He Needs) is friends with Charlie/Chase Rhodes (More Than Everything) and they each have a cameo in the other’s book.

More Than Everything spans twenty years, so chronologically, it starts before the other books. But that book is written in three parts and the third part starts and ends at the same time as Something in the Way He Needs.

Scott Boone (More Than Everything) went to college at UNLV, where Spencer Derdinger (Strong Enough) now works.

A 10 to 12 minute shower uses approximately 10 gallons of hot water. So the 50 gallon tank Emilio Sanchez installed in Spencer Derdinger’s house in Strong Enough gives the guys almost an hour of playtime.

In 1999 there were 107 geese attacks on people reported. That means Adan Navarro’s (More Than Everything) fear is well-founded.

Daniel Tover from Something in the Way He Needs has held the following jobs: dancer, masseur, taekwondo instructor, jewelry maker, band member (song writer).

 

 

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“Hey, hold up!”

Spencer heard the voice behind him and was torn between following the demand or running the

remaining few steps to his Accord . Ignoring the person calling out to him would be socially awkward.

Not that he was a top authority on social graces, but he was pretty sure running away would be

considered rude. So Spencer stopped, took a deep breath, and slowly turned around, keeping his

briefcase against his chest.

Of course, he had no idea what kind of protection some leather and paper could offer, or even why he

needed protection. Other than the first day he’d seen the handsome man, he hadn’t been caught staring.

Plus, they were in a public parking lot, in broad daylight. He was safe.

“Hey, uh, hi!” the guy shouted as he jogged over. “I’m Emilio Sanchez.”

Now that he was face-to-face with the big man, or actually face to neck, Spencer realized he had been

wrong in thinking Emilio was as attractive in person as he had been through the window. No, as it

turned out, up close and personal the man was even more stunning. The first time he had walked by the

construction site and locked eyes with the stranger, Spencer had turned away within seconds. But this

time, the broad chest was right in front of him, the sweat-damp T-shirt stretched over muscles Spencer

wanted desperately to touch, and as close as they were standing to each other, the scent of sawdust and

musk born of hard work permeated his nose. And that quickly, Spencer felt his cock filling.

Not since he’d been a teenager had he experienced spontaneous erections. And in recent years, he had

often found them hard to achieve or maintain even when he was naked in bed with a man. Orgasms,

whether alone or with someone, were so infrequent that Spencer couldn’t remember the last time he’d

had one. He had chalked it up to age, to stress at work, to some bad relationships in his past, to the fact

that he hadn’t ever had a particularly high sex drive. But none of those factors were stopping him now.

Just a few seconds next to this man and Spencer was already achingly hard. Then he gulped and

looked up into chocolate-brown eyes and shuddered as his balls drew up and his dick pushed against

his zipper. It was as close to cumming as he’d been since an unusually active night with his ex over a

year prior. Spencer would have been terrified—should have been terrified—that the man in front of

him would notice his erection, but it felt so good to want again, to experience that pull in his groin, he

couldn’t bring himself to feel anything but relief as he lowered his arm so his briefcase covered his

bulge.

“We’ve been doing work close to your office, so I’ve seen you around,” Emilio said, making Spencer

realize he had been staring, but not talking. Then the stranger held his hand out and added, “I’ve

wanted to meet you.”

“Oh!” Spencer looked down at the offered palm and then back up at the handsome face. He switched

his case from his right hand to his left, making sure to keep it in place, shielding his groin. Then

he took the man’s hand and shook it. “I’m Spencer,” he said, proud that his voice shook only a tad.

“Spencer Derdinger.”

“I was right,” Emilio said, sounding quieter, huskier. Spencer waited for clarification about that

statement, but it didn’t come. Instead Emilio held his gaze and his hand.

“Right about what?” Spencer finally asked, his curiosity getting the better of him.

“That you sound as great as you look.”

Not knowing what to say or how to respond, Spencer started blinking rapidly and stammering. “I

don’t… I… what?”

“What are you doing for dinner tonight?” Emilio asked before Spencer had finished processing the

earlier comment.

Feeling completely flummoxed, he didn’t know what to say. He looked at his wristwatch instinctively,

then back at the man standing in front of him and said, “It’s only three thirty.”

The contrast between Emilio’s shiny white teeth and his deep tan skin and five o’clock shadow made

his smile all the more powerful.

“Good point. We shouldn’t wait for dinner. Let’s start the weekend now.”

“Start the weekend…. Wait, what are we talking about?” Spencer asked.

“Well, right now we’re talking about hanging out for a little while and then getting dinner together.”

Emilio hadn’t moved his gaze from Spencer’s face for even a second. He didn’t remember ever having

someone look at him so intently. It made his legs quake. “But I’m hoping I’ll be able to talk you into

stretching things out longer. At least until after breakfast.”

“Breakfast?” Spencer repeated, hating that he couldn’t seem to put together a sentence. He was a

numbers guy. Words weren’t his specialty and neither were people, so he didn’t expect to be charming

or a brilliant orator, but a complete sentence would have been nice. Of course, before his mouth could

work, his brain would need to catch up to the situation at hand.

“Yes.” Emilio raised his free hand and covered the back of Spencer’s with it, making him realize they

were still holding on from that handshake. “I make a mean omelet,” he said as he moved his fingers

over Spencer’s skin with barely there touches. “Do you have jalapenos?”

“No.” Spencer shook his head and then wondered why he had answered the question. The entire

conversation made no sense. “But—”

“That’s okay. We can always pick some up later. I’ll come by now and check your fridge to see what

else we’ll need.”

Truly, the entire conversation was confusing to the point where Spencer wondered if he was dreaming.

He half expected a frog to ride by on a flying bicycle at any moment. He could think of only one

possible explanation that would lend some logic to the situation, but it seemed very unlikely. No way

was this man looking to hook up with him.

At the risk of getting punched, or worse, Spencer steeled his courage and said, “Uh, Emilio.” He

swallowed hard and took a deep breath. “Are you, uh, coming on to me?”

As soon as he said the words, he realized how ridiculous they sounded. Emilio was all cut muscles,

chiseled features, and perfect hair. Someone who looked like that wouldn’t have given Spencer a

second glance ten years ago, when they would have been closer to the same age. To think it was

happening now, when he was softer, grayer, and more lined, was positively preposterous.

But then, contrary to any expectation Spencer had for the response to his question or, for that matter,

the entire conversation, Emilio lifted their joined hands to his mouth and gently kissed Spencer’s palm.

Spencer was pretty sure nobody had done that to him, ever, and it made his heart flutter.

“Yeah, I am,” Emilio said. “But if you have to ask, I must not be doing a very good job of it.” Emilio

grinned as he spoke and his eyes sparkled. “I’ll see what I can do to be more clear once we get to your

place.”

The corners of Spencer’s lips tilted up in response. How could he not smile with this man looking at

him like that?

“Oh, holy shit!” Emilio gasped as he let go of Spencer and pressed his own hand against his chest.

“You have dimples.” He sighed loudly. “I think I’m in love.”

Spencer’s jaw dropped and all the color drained from his face. “What?”

Without bothering to answer his question, Emilio pointed at Spencer’s Honda and asked, “Is this your

car?” Spencer nodded. “I’ll follow you to your place, okay?” Emilio didn’t wait for an answer, just

dipped his face down, planted a kiss on Spencer’s cheek, and jogged back to his truck.

It was the single most perplexing exchange of Spencer’s life. He wasn’t sure what had just happened,

what he was supposed to do now, or what was going to happen. With his entire body trembling, he

decided to perform simple, familiar tasks: walk, open his car door, put the key in the ignition, and pull

out of the parking lot.

He drove home on autopilot, his brain still in that parking lot processing his interaction with the

handsome younger man who had looked at him in a completely unfamiliar way. Then he glanced at his

rearview mirror and saw the big white truck following him. It was terrifying, like having a freight train

barreling straight at him.

No, that was a bad analogy. With a freight train he’d know what to do—jump out of the way as fast

and as far as possible. But this was a gorgeous man with an unexpectedly gentle touch. So, contrary to

any logic he should have been smart enough to have or self-preservation instincts he was old enough to

have developed, Spencer didn’t drive to the nearest police station or a friend’s house or a public place.

Instead, with his heart slamming against his ribcage, his breath coming out at an unusually fast clip,

and his dick still hard as steel, he continued to drive straight home.

 

 

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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”

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Aug 04

Speical Guest Post : Love And Let Spy by Shana Galen

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Please give a warm welcome to the awesome Shana Galen.

I adore Shana Galen’s Regency’s.
So tells us Ms. Galen what we won’t see in Love and Let Spy

Ten Things You Won’t See in Love and Let Spy

 

As a reader, I know how important it is for an author to deliver. We readers have expectations. Janet Evanovich books should be funny. Books by Khaled Hosseini should make us cry. Stephen King’s books should scare us a little. Agatha Christie should make us puzzle. A romance novel should make us smile. It should give us a happy ever after. If you haven’t read a book by me yet, you can definitely expect the happy ever after. You can also expect to laugh a little. You might even cry a little.

But let me tell you what you will not see if you pick up Love and Let Spy, my latest release.

1.) You won’t see the heroine Jane Bonde running away from trouble; she’s more likely to be running after it.
She reined in the horse and jumped nimbly down, landing on her feet and running to grab Tueur before he could rise.

2.) You won’t see our intrepid Jane pretend to be a man in Love and Let Spy. But she will dress as a man.
She was dressed as a man because the clothing was more practical.

3.) You won’t see Jane Bonde easily agree to marry, Dominic Griffyn.


“I am sorry to disobey you and my uncle in anything, my lady, but I will not, under any circumstances, marry Mr.Griffyn.”

4.) You won’t see Dominic Griffyn agreeing to accept the engagement to Jane Bonde.
No, he would cross Jane Bonde off his mother’s short list of marriageable ladies.

5.) You won’t see the heroine, Jane Bonde, mildly sipping tepid champagne.


He moved swiftly to carry out the request and Lady Melbourne hissed, “Can you not sip champagne?”

6.) You won’t see Jane Bonde leaving the house through the front door with a proper escort, but you will see her sneaking out the back gate.


“This is interesting,” he said, scrutinizing her attire “Is there a reason you don capes and sneak away from your cozy home each night?”

7.) You won’t see the hero Dominic Griffyn steal a kiss from Jane in the garden.


He barely had time to sputter a curse before her hands were on opposite sides of his face, and she was pulling him into a kiss.

8.) You won’t see fichu tucked in the bodice of Jane’s dress.


But it was not the flesh that held his attention. Nestled between her breasts glinted a long, deadly dagger.

9.) You won’t see Dominic Griffith break all his rules…immediately.


She was the sort of woman who might make him forget all his rules. He could not allow that.

10.) You won’t see Jane Bonde fall in love…immediately.

This is why she could not fall in love with him. One day there might come a time when she had to choose again between love and duty. What would she choose? Bonde was not going to give this…occupation of hers up lightly. And the last thing he wanted was to be saddled with a spy.

 

Readers, what do you like to see in a book you pick up?
Love and Let Spy

Her name is Bonde, Jane Bonde…

A beautiful and eligible member of the ton, Jane has more than a few secrets: she’s one of the Crown’s most elite agents. She may be deadly, but she doesn’t know a thing about fashion, flirtation, or love…until Dominic Griffyn shakes up her carefully stirred world and asks her to be his bride. He’s exactly the kind of man she’s not looking for. And he’s dangerous, because falling into his arms is so much more satisfying than saving England from her enemies.

He’s an improper gentleman who needs a wife…

Talk, dark, and tortured, Dominic Griffyn is haunted by demons from his past. When his stepfather insists that he marry, Dominic allows himself to hope that the beautiful but mysterious Miss Bonde might help him forget his troubles. As they grow closer, it’s clear that there’s more to Jane than danger. She might be just what his neglected heart needs.

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Shana Galen is the national bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years.

Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married to a man she calls Ultimate Sportsfan and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. The family is owned by two cats Baby Galen named Mickey and Maisy.

Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her website at www.shanagalen.com, download her free author app for exclusive content and first looks, or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Jul 30

Cover Reveal : Pack of Lies by Lucy Felthouse

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Werewolf brothers Matthew and Isaac have lived in the peaceful village of Eyam all their lives. The villagers know what happens every full moon, and are happy to keep their secret. But their privacy comes at a cost—neither brother has taken a lover in almost four hundred years.

Then at the full moon, a sheep is slaughtered on Eyam Moor, by what could only be an animal. A large, vicious animal. Even the brothers’ staunchest supporters begin to have their doubts. Meanwhile Isaac is smitten by a handsome newcomer to the village, while a vivacious visitor is happy to offer Matthew her all.

As they indulge their lust, they must clear their names and convince their neighbors that they aren’t also letting their baser instincts out to play.

Inside Scoop: This book contains sizzling scenes of both M/M and M/F sex.

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As Matthew and Isaac Adams opened the front door to their house, the telephone started ringing. Matthew sighed. “Typical. No rest for the wicked. I’ll answer it, you go and get ready for work.”

Isaac nodded and headed off to do as his brother advised. Matthew, the older of the two, walked toward the ringing phone and snatched it off the hook. Then, remembering that the person on the other end of the line would have no idea what a rough night he’d just had, he made the effort to inject some politeness into his tone.

“Hello? Adams residence.” Isaac had told him time and time again that the last part about the residence was old-fashioned, that people didn’t say that anymore, but Matthew couldn’t seem to shake it.

“Hello, Matthew? It’s Richard.” The village vicar’s voice, even though he’d only spoken four words, sounded strained, almost panicked. “You boys just get back?”

“Yeah, a moment ago. Why, what’s up?”

“I, uh… I got a call. A dead sheep has been found up on the moor. Not just dead. Mutilated. Like a wild animal attack.”

An unpleasant feeling wormed its way under Matthew’s skin and his stomach flipped. “Oh?” He paused, then figured he had nothing to gain by not saying the next words he wanted to. “You don’t think it was us?”

The vicar’s gasp was instant, one of genuine surprise. “Lord, no! Absolutely not. I just phoned to let you know and I was wondering if you’d come up there with me and take a look. You and Isaac are probably more qualified than anyone else in the village to tell what did this.”

“Isaac has to work, he just went to get ready. But yes, I’ll come up. I’ll let my brother know where I’m going, then I’ll be straight over. Are you at the rectory?”

“Yes. Okay, I’ll see you soon. Thanks, Matthew. Bye.”

“Goodbye.”

Matthew hung up the phone with another sigh. The horrible feeling that had crept under his skin and taken over his gut seemed as if it was there to stay, and it was never a good sign. The vicar’s news was surprising, yes, but he also had an inkling that it was going to spell trouble, or at the very least inconvenience, for him and his brother.

Pulling in a deep breath in an attempt to calm his jangling nerves, Matthew walked upstairs and toward his brother’s bedroom. The door was closed. He knocked. “You decent?”

“Yeah,” Isaac replied, “close enough.”

Stepping into the room, Matthew looked at his brother. He was half-dressed, ready for his shift at the doctor’s surgery, where he was a general practitioner. “Sorry to interrupt, mate, but that was Richard on the phone. They’ve found a mutilated sheep up on the moor, and he’s asked me to go with him to check it out.”

Isaac paused with one arm pushed into his shirtsleeve. “He doesn’t think—”

Matthew cut him off. “No. He was quite adamant about that. He just thought we’d be able to help figure out what did it. I explained that you’ve got to go to work, though. I’m going to head across there now and go up with him.”

“I could phone in, let them know I’ll be late.”

Matthew held up his hand. “There’s no need, brother. Relax. Just go to work and help the sick people. I’ll let you know what—if anything—I find out.”

Opening his mouth, then closing it again, Isaac seemed to have thought better of whatever he was going to say. He continued to dress. “All right, I will. But make sure you let me know what happens. Send me a text or something, and I’ll phone you as soon as I have a gap in between patients.”

Matthew grimaced. He hated texting. Hated mobile phones, actually. Technology was one of the things he disliked most about modern-day life, though he realized it was a necessary evil. It solved as many problems for him and his brother as it created, so he dealt with it as best he could. Fortunately, Isaac had always had an affinity with computers and phones, so he tutored his older brother.

“Yeah, all right. I’d better go and find my phone first then, eh?”

Smirking at his brother’s rolled eyes, he left the room and headed for his own bedroom, where he thought he’d left the device the previous night, before he and Isaac had headed for the caves. Immediately spotting the mobile phone—which Isaac often made a point of telling him was akin to a brick—he grabbed it and stuffed it into his pocket and made his way downstairs.

Retrieving his keys from the hook by the front door, he called up to his brother. “I’m going now, Isaac. I’ll see you after my shift at the pub. I’m working until closing time.”

“Okay. Don’t forget to keep me posted!”

“I won’t.” As if he could forget. The dead sheep was going to be a big thing, he just knew it. The vicar might not think he and his brother had anything to do with it, but some of the other villagers might. When there was no proof either way, just his and Isaac’s word, it was understandable, really. Since he and his brother changed into wolves every full moon, it was a natural conclusion to draw. Particularly since normal wolves had been extinct in England for over five hundred years.

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Jul 22

Release Blitz Cowgirl Crazy (#2, Cowboy Way) by Author Becky McGraw

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Cowgirl Crazy (#2, Cowboy Way)

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July 21st

Twyla Taylor is one frustrated cowgirl. She’s not winning at barrel racing or in love. She’s spent ten years nursing a crush on her brother’s best friend, Ryan Easter, who thinks of her as no more than his little sister. When Twyla catches Ryan with yet another no-good buckle bunny, and calls him out, he tells her to get a life, and that is exactly what she decides to do. One that does not include a buckle-bunny-chasing cowboy with a bad attitude, or an overbearing older brother.

Ryan Easter is one frustrated cowboy. He’s winning every night at bronc riding, and has a different woman in every city. Mostly so he can keep his best friend’s fiery little sister, and his desire for her, at bay. Since she grew those proud little breasts of hers, and mile-long legs, Ryan has had to fight his attraction to her. If her brother knew what he was thinking, he would kill Ryan, if her daddy didn’t first. Ryan valued the surrogate family the Taylor’s provided him with too much to ever go there with their youngest member.

His diversion techniques work like a charm, until one night he pushes her too far, and Twyla takes off. Ryan knows he has to find her quickly and apologize, or face his best friend’s wrath. He finds Twyla in Dallas and decides she’s definitely gone cowgirl crazy. He barely recognizes her, because his barrel-racing tomboy is wearing makeup that looks like it was put on with a putty knife and she’s working at a bar which borders on a cowgirl strip club. When she isn’t serving shots off of her stomach, she’s shaking her round ass for any man with a dollar to shove into the waistband of her barely-there shorts.

Twyla refuses to leave with him, and Ryan knows he better make his final arrangements, or come up with another way to convince her and fast.

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Book 1 in the Series

Just Shoot Me (#1, Cowboy Way)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20799709-just-shoot-me?from_search=true

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Jul 22

Ready To Wed by Cindi Madsen Blast

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Ready to Wed
Cindi Madsen
Release Date: 7/22/14
Genre: Contemporary
Author Website: http://cindimadsen.com/
Author Blog: http://cindimadsen.blogspot.com/
Author Twitter: @CindiMadsen
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CindiMadsenBooks
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1029223.Cindi_Madsen
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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier
wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why
her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancé jilts
her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at
sea.
Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and
weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the
heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her
childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer
Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being
in love.
But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance and suddenly Dakota
questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and
twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?

Tagline: Just jilted.

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Jul 22

Netgalley Review : The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Andersen

The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Andersen
Series: Boleyn Trilogy, book #3
Publisher: Random House LLC
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 417 pages

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Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, The Boleyn Reckoning heralds the triumphant conclusion of Laura Andersen’s enthralling trilogy about the Tudor king who never was: the son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn—Henry IX—who, along with his sisters and those he holds most dear, approaches a dangerous crossroads.

The Tudor royal family has barely survived a disastrous winter.

Now English ships and soldiers prepare for the threat of invasion. But William Tudor—known as Henry IX—has his own personal battles to attend to. He still burns for Minuette, his longtime friend, but she has married William’s trusted advisor, Dominic, in secret—an act of betrayal that puts both their lives in danger.

Princess Elizabeth, concerned over her brother’s erratic, vengeful behavior, imperils her own life by assembling a shadow court in an effort to protect England.

With war on the horizon, Elizabeth must decide where her duty lies: with her brother or her country.

Her choice could forever change the course of history.

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The Boleyn Reckoning is an emotional story set in a different era, sure to capture every readers heart who enjoys Historical Romances. I know I kept a box of tissues at hand, the pull is amazingly strong.

William Tudor role is just so well written. I could read his journey over again. His inner battle, for a woman he desires. Being a part of a family who held power, pure rulers. Minuette, Williams friend from long ago, betrays him by wedding a member of his staff. Will Minuette be able to let go of William? For Dominic what is one to do if he is put to the task of holding his wife’s attention when desire is wanted in another direction?

The secondary characters aid in making The Boleyn Reckoning a huge hit for me. They all reached out and told their own stories along with blending what they had to give to the main characters. Quite honestly, this helped me bond with every single character.

The Boleyn Reckoning was intense, intriguing and down right addicting. Laura Andersen is a marvel at penning in this time period. The plot never slowing, a definite fast paced read with a few twists. If you crave a historical that captures your heart on every level then you need The Boleyn Trilogy.

Rated 4 Stilettos by Deb!

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Jul 03

Netgalley Review: The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee

The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 384 pages

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With the glass kitchen,

Linda Francis Lee has served up a novel that is about the courage

it takes to follow your heart and be yourself.

A true recipe for life.

Portia Cuthcart never intended to leave Texas. Her dream was to run the Glass Kitchen restaurant her grandmother built decades ago. But after a string of betrayals and the loss of her legacy, Portia is determined to start a new life with her sisters in Manhattan . . . and never cook again. But when she moves into a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side, she meets twelve-year-old Ariel and her widowed father Gabriel, a man with his hands full trying to raise two daughters on his own. Soon, a promise made to her sisters forces Portia back into a world of magical food and swirling emotions, where she must confront everything she has been running from. What seems so simple on the surface is anything but when long-held secrets are revealed, rivalries exposed, and the promise of new love stirs to life like chocolate mixing with cream.

The Glass Kitchen is a delicious novel, a tempestuous story of a woman washed up on the shores of Manhattan who discovers that a kitchen—like an island—can be a refuge, if only she has the courage to give in to the pull of love, the power of forgiveness, and accept the complications of what it means to be family.

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The Glass Kitchen is as unique as its characters portrayed within its pages.

Gabriel is dark, handsome and feared. He is a widower, who is left to raise two daughter’s alone. Imagine his shock when not one of them tow the line. *grins* I can visually see the changes on Gabriell’s face, so full of pain and wonder. I enjoyed the small glimpse when Gabriel truly let people in. Ms.Lee had me feeling every moment.

Portia is a sweet soul that I enjoyed so much. I got to see her grow though the book, which I am so thankful for. I watch her emerge from a disastrous marriage, be the one who always made everyone else lives keep moving on. Can she fight the knowing or will it lead her down the wrong path?

Gabriel and Portia com bust from the first moment they meet in the garden apartment. Both trying to heel and deal with family. Emotions and passions run high between these two. both dealing with family issues. I easily lost myself in these two character’s, the battle that went on forever. I one word, “Powerful”.

The secondary characters lent heart and life to this amazing book. Portia’s sisters are definitely different, I really thought Ms. Lee cover every level of the “sister act”. Stanley and Martian were to cute for words, everyone needs people like these two in their lives. The big hit for me was Gabriell’s daughters Miranda and Ariel, they captured my heart, made me smile, had me shedding a few tears. Their need was so evident.

The plot I will say is a bit odd and different,it was funny, romantic, touching on some really sexy moments. Ms.Lee did a marvelous job at capturing the dynamics between siblings. I have to ask, just have to *smiles* will there be any follow up books?

If your looking for that one book you can just curl up to, The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee is that book. Linda Francis Lee thank you for Portia, Olivia and Cordelia.

Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb!

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Jul 01

PULLED BENEATH by Marni Mann SALE BLITZ & Review

Pulled Beneath by Marni Mann
Series : The Bar Harbor, #1
Publisher: Booktrope
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 250 pages

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What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie?

Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine, from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby.

Drew travels north to settle her grandparents’ estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn’t expect to find was Saint, whose reputation was as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that brought them together was the same thing that kept them emotionally caged.

With Saint’s scars so deep and Drew’s so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?

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I do so enjoy a book that absolutely surprise’s me. Pulled Beneath is that one book of the year that did that for me. The magic Marni Mann put on these pages is and was exceptional.

Saint aka Justin is a force to be reckoned with, one for which I truly enjoyed. The power he creates on the pages enlightened him to me as a reader. Ms. Mann delivered a man with a pain past trying to make his world right again.

Drew is a brilliant light to an already strong hero. Her bravery astounds me into amazement that I truly could not put this book down. Drew story unfolds in the hardest time of her life, added to that the dark mystery of her family past and you have one messed up girl trying to surface and break free.

Marni Mann left no stone unturned with the details of Saint & Drew’s past. Can Saint move past the road block in front of him? Will Drew discover and answer all the mysteries from her past? Together Saint and Drew work off each other flawlessly. There is tension, Passion and secrets between them both. Can they reach out to each other and be what they both need to heal?

Secondary characters were just amazing, they lent support when needed, they aided in the telling of Drew and Saint’s story. I have so many question’s but to voice them will only give away to much of the book, so I will say Ms. Mann we will be talking soon. *grins* I already have the next book on auto buy but really Ms.Mann I need Gianna’s story. *hint*

As far as the plot goes Pulled Beneath has it all, full of suspense, twist and turns that have huge shock factors, special moments between family and friends, some delicious heat between hero and heroine *YUM!*. Marni Mann knows how to hold the attention of her readers till the last page is turned. I know I am addicted.

Rated 5 Stilettos by Deb!

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