Friday, February 23, 2018

Time's Up Sale ~ Live Me ~ Celeste Grande


Live Me by Celeste Grande
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Synopsis

 
Broken… Shattered…
Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control. Run. With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless façade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by…him. Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his. Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?  

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Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life. She’s newly relocated to the state of Florida, but don’t worry, she has taken her pen with her. Celeste is best known for her debut novel, Live Me—a steamy, angsty, New Adult romance with a bit of laughter coating its dark side.  

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Only You ~ Melanie Harlow ~ Cover Reveal

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Only You, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is coming March 12th!

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Title: Only You
Author: Melanie Harlow
Publishing Date: March 12th
Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry

Synopsis

Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall—a different one every time—and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after.
As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s no such thing.
As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree.
We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when we’re watching 007 flicks together, and I’ll admit—he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says “I’ll come back for her” and he begs me for help, I can’t turn him down.
But it’s a mistake.
Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me there’s a chance for us.
I don’t want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning.
I want to be the one he asks to stay.

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MelanieHarlow Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak. Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Spark ~ SL Scott ~ New Release and Review

Title: Spark Author: S.L. Scott Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
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SYNOPSIS
One break is all The Crow Brothers need and we’re about to get it.
Johnny Outlaw, rock legend and lead singer of The Resistance, is here to watch us play. But he’s not the only familiar face in the crowd—killer little body, heart-shaped face, and drop-dead gorgeous.
Hannah Nichols sitting at the bar makes it hard to concentrate, sparks already reigniting. The beauty was never a groupie and tonight she’s not here to catch our show. She came to drop a bomb. “You have a son.”
She underestimated me. I’ll prove to my son, and her, that I can be the dad he needs.
What is it about musicians? Why are they so damn sexy?
My heart was Jet Crow’s the moment he opened his sexy mouth and sang that first song. One stolen night with that man would never be enough, but I’m not here to fall into his bed. Again. I’m here to fight for custody of a son he’s never known.
There’s just one problem. Those sparks between us have become flames. If we’re not careful we’re both going to get burned.
 
   
 
Title: Spark Author: S.L. Scott Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance Release Date: February 22, 2018 Cover Design: RBA Designs
 

Elizabeth's Review


My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend


Review Copy Provided by Author


If you are looking for a feel good, rock star read then Spark is just the ticket!
Jet and his brothers are on the cusp of their big break when he gets the surprise of his life...
Hannah hasn’t had the smoothest couple of years when she comes home to be with her ill cousin. One night of fun changes everything.
Jet is just an all around good guy who is impossible not to like. I loved how he was with his brothers, how he treated Hannah, and how he reacted the second he found out he had a son. He’s the definition of the type of guy you’d want your sister or daughter to be with.
Hannah’s hot and cold bothered me a little at first, but the more I got to know her and her story I understood where she was coming from. Knowing that helped me understand her more.
Excellent story telling takes us through Jet and Hannah’s journey to go from somewhat adversarial to friends to lovers and beyond. One of my favorite parts of this story was the idea that family is what you make it. Another was that Ms Scott kept the conflict external to our budding family. I appreciate that conflict had them working together, vs being at each other’s throats.
Not only did I love Jet and Hannah, I loved meeting The other Crow brothers and can’t wait to see their stories.
 
SPARK EXCERPT
Prologue
Jet Crow
Subtle scents of cinnamon mix with the taste of whiskey on her skin. I lick her from collarbone to the back of her ear, her moans enticing me to take more than a gentle share of what I want.
I’m well past hooking up with groupies, but something drew me to the beautiful brunette. Under the bright spotlight of that stage, my eyes found hers as I sang about finding the missing piece of me. Maybe it was the way she pretended to not care, catching my eyes and then turning away as if she was too shy to come speak to me, but too good to be bothered. It didn’t matter. I was already caught up in her as much as she was caught up in me.
The set ended and I made my way over to the mystery woman, the one who hid in the dark of the bar just as two shots were served. I took the shot of Fireball and then took her home shortly after.
Fuck. She feels good.
Hard little body, but soft in all the right places. Tits that fill my large hands and legs that spread enough for me to squeeze between her thighs. I bet she wouldn’t reach my shoulders in heels. Speaking of, “Keep them on.”
I like the feel of the leather against my lower back, the hard heel scraping across my skin when she tries to power play me by tightening around my waist and pulling me closer. I didn’t ask her to my bedroom. I didn’t have a chance. What started out as laughing while we shared a two a.m. snack of Cheetos, hummus, and whiskey turned into me eating her as a snack on top of my kitchen counter. I don’t ever do that with a one-nighter, but damn if she didn’t make me want to break more rules with her.
She kisses me like a woman in need of water, taking as much as she wants while pressing her heels into my ass. The heat between us emanates until I’m dragging my shirt off to try to cool down.
I knew she was different the moment she opened her mouth back at the bar. “You sing rock with so much soul. Who hurt you?”
“No one gets close enough to do me any harm.”
“That’s a pity.”
“It’s a pity I’ve never been hurt?”
“No, it’s a pity you’ve never loved anyone enough to get hurt.”
My heart started beating for what felt like the first time as I looked into her sultry eyes. I could blame the booze, but I can’t lie to myself. She had me thinking twice on things I never considered once before.
Who was this woman?
Even with our stomachs full, we weren’t satisfied. She dragged me by the belt down the hall to my bedroom. Her clothes were off and mine quickly followed before we tumbled into bed.
Fast. I want to fuck her fast and hard, but every time our eyes connect there’s such sadness found in her grays that I slow down. Wanting her to hold contact, I cup her cheek. “Hannah?”
Her eyes slowly open, the long lashes framing the lust I find between them. “What?” she asks between heavy breaths.
“Are you okay?”
“I’m good.”
“Just making sure.”
She runs her hands up my neck and into the back of my hair. “I’m sure.” Pulling me down to her, our mouths are just a few inches apart when she whispers, “I want you. I want to do this.”
Shy isn’t something I’d call her considering we were in my bed two hours after meeting. I like a woman who knows what she wants. Hannah knows. And fuck if it isn’t a turn on that she wants me.
 
About The Author:
Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Broken Boundaries ~TC Matson ~ Author Interview and Review

Title: The Broken Boundaries
Series: The Debonair Series #1
Author: TC Matson
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: February 21, 2018

Two things I love are the company I built from the ground up and women, and not particularly in that order.
When I see something I want, I get it, whether it’s a new client or a wild night in the sack.
Women flock to my stock, and ladies, that’s not all they enjoy.
I’m not labeled as one of Denver’s top playboys for nothing. 
I’m damn good-looking, my pockets are deep, and my “endowments” leave women begging for more.
Two rules I live by:
* Don’t mix business with pleasure.
* Never, ever date an employee.
I thought I had it all in check until Zoey Campbell started working for me.
All my rules? Disintegrated.
Because rules are meant to be broken.
And great sex is meant to be had.
Easton Langley is a manwhore.
I knew his reputation before I applied for the job.
But none of the rumors about him mattered because my focus was on my career.
And I’m smart enough not to fall for his sexy charm.
Or so I thought.
He’s so insanely good-looking and smooth with his words, I can’t help but be distracted whenever he’s around. 
Fantasizing about the boss is inappropriate.
Sleeping with him would be crossing the line.
One night. That’s all it took.
And going back to the way it was isn’t an option.
The worst part about it?
I’ve fallen for him.
When a late night in the office shatters every rule, Easton and Zoey find themselves breaking all the boundaries.
“Why would you care what I do outside of work?” I ask valiantly. Bad day or not, I’ll not be the person taking direct hits from his frustrations.
He rests back in his chair. “Because I do.” I’m stunned by the sexy grin curving his mouth. “You represent me.”
He’s got to be kidding me. Him of all people? “Sir, no matter what I do, it’ll cause no harm to your business. If your reputation hasn’t damaged anything, I’m quite sure my nonexistent one won’t either.”
I smother the gasp my words cause. I can’t believe my mouth, but I hold my ground, keeping my nervousness below my poker face.
His chuckle is playful. “I’m not what they claim in the papers or wherever else my reputation is slandered. Rumors are just rumors. Most of them false. I conduct myself professionally and give them no further thought.”
My skin is still buzzing from his gall. “No matter how dazzling your entrance, your reputation got there before you. Regardless of how you conduct yourself, a reputation like yours can influence the purest of minds.”
He chokes on his water.
Still irked, I push to my feet and flash a bitchy smirk. “Thank you for lunch.” 

Elizabeth's Review


3.5 Stars 🌟 - Worth a Reader's Time


Review Copy Provided by Author


Easton and Zoey are just a fun read; An office romance combined with an instant attraction.
One of the things that I enjoyed about this story was the fact that even though there was an instant attraction, acting on it was delayed. This gave our characters a chance to get to know each other and the reader the sense that the developing relationship might have staying power.
As much as I liked this story, I did have some mixed feelings about Zoey. There were times that she came across as a very strong female lead, but there were other times she seemed very young. I would have liked to have seen her be a bit more consistent. I genuinely liked Easton and appreciated the evolution we saw in him as he embraced his more emotional side.
The secondary cast was interesting, the dynamic between Easton and his friends was intriguing and a little confusing at times. Overall, this was a fun and quick read and I am looking forward to seeing Zach’s story. 
“Dreaming in Reality…You dream in reality when you pick up a book and get lost in it. In my writing, I strive to take you to a place where reality and fantasy become a blurry line. Everything should be relatable. It could happen…couldn’t it?” ~ TC Matson TC Matson loves to let her character’s voices be heard. With a head full of stories, she puts her keyboard through a beating daily. With an understanding that love isn’t always instant and full of flowers—her writing mirrors it. She’s a romance junkie at heart and an avid reader. Add those two together and she will devour books within hours, getting lost in the world the author creates. Matson resides in the peaceful Piedmont area of NC with her husband and three boys, where staying hopped up on caffeine is the key to her sanity. Chaos is indefinite and a sense of humor is an absolute must.

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Favorite part of being an author? 

Having the most amazing readers love the stories in my head.

 Scariest part of being an author? 

Publishing. For every book I have the same reaction—freak the hell out! Picture walking butt naked through the middle of town. Yeah. That flash of anxiety is spread over several days.

Who are your favorites to read? 

RK Lilley, JB Salsbury, Harper Bentley, Corinne Michaels are some of them.

If you could have one super power, what would it be? 

 Mimicry! Why just limit myself to one when I can absorb someone else’s? I could go from flying across country to cleaning my house in hyper speed.


One piece of advice to an aspiring writer? 

Write! Write! Write! Do it! But do it right. Don’t put out mediocre work because 1st impressions are important and you don’t want to ruin your reputation before you even get started. Pay for an editor. Pay for a cover. And keep writing!


Are your characters based on people you know? 

Nope. Okay…Well…my husband’s eyes have made it into a book. ;)

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Friday, February 16, 2018

The Pecker Briefs ~ Sawyer Bennett ~ Cover Reveal

The Pecker Briefs: Ford and Viveka's Story (The Legal Affairs Series, Book #7) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: April 17, 2018


  Synopsis: I never thought a pecker would get me in so much trouble. I mean, sure… if you’re talking about a certain anatomical feature of mine that the ladies just love. Given my bachelor status and appreciation for all things curvy and feminine, I could absolutely see that. But a different pecker is making my life much harder than it needs to be. My name is Ford Daniels, partner at the law firm of Knight & Payne, and my latest case has me wading through the finer points of peckers—woodpeckers that is. Specifically, the red-cockaded woodpecker. I swear, I can’t make this stuff up but that’s what the sexy-as-hell blonde chained to a tree told me this morning. Her name is Viveka Jones and she is so much more than a pretty face. She’s got wit, charm, and razor-sharp smarts. Turns out my client is looking to bulldoze the red-cockaded woodpecker’s natural habitat in favor of a multimillion-dollar subdivision and the sexy attorney with legs for days (and days), just happens to be counsel for an animal rights group looking to put a halt to construction. My client’s pissed, but all I can think about is getting Viveka across the table from me. And then on the table underneath me. Perhaps up against the wall. And then— Well, let’s just say when it’s all said and done, I’m hoping the red-cockaded woodpecker isn’t the only pecker that gets some attention from Miss Viveka Jones.

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Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both. Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Smooth Talking Cowboy ~ Maisey Yates ~Blog Tour and Review

   

From New York Times best selling author Maisey Yates, comes SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY—the first standalone novel in her Gold Valley Series!

SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY releases on February 20, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!

     

Welcome to Gold Valley, Oregon, where a rough-and-tumble rancher and the girl next door are about to learn that opposites attract.

Olivia Logan has a plan: win back her ex by making him see what he’s missing. But first she needs to find a man who’s willing to play along. With his laid-back cowboy charm and knack for getting under her skin, Luke Hollister is an unlikely hero—but he wants her help convincing her father to sell him land, which means he needs her as much as she needs him.

Luke likes his life—and his women—uncomplicated. So why does good girl Olivia heat his blood like no one else? She’s always been off-limits, but the more time they spend as Gold Valley’s hottest new “couple,” the more real it’s starting to feel. Luke was supposed to help her win back another man…not keep her in his arms. But now that he has her there, he’s not sure he’ll ever let go.

 

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EXCERPT

Quickly, she raised her gaze back to his, and found it wasn’t any more comforting. Then his eyes narrowed and he tilted his head slightly to the side, looking quickly over his shoulder and back at the table of Dodges behind them. “Don’t play games with me, Olivia,” he said, his voice low, rough. “You’re not going to win any of them.” She swiveled her head to look at him, keeping her face blank. Keeping her mind blank. “What do you mean?” “You leaning in like that. Because he’s watching. You think you’re gonna make him jealous?” She reeled back, moving herself away from Luke. As far away as possible. “No. I wasn’t doing anything.” He chuckled. “Yes, you were.” She hated him. She really did. He seemed to put the pieces of her motivation together faster than she did and it wasn’t fair. “No one would believe it,” she said. “Nobody would believe that I…” The words froze in her throat. Not just because she could hear how bitchy they sounded, but because sud¬denly she couldn’t remember what she had been about to say anyway. Because he was looking at her with that steady green gaze, that glass still poised just below his lips and the overhead lights of the bar were highlight¬ing that scruff on his face. Suddenly, she was thinking about the texture of that, too. She wondered if it would be rough, like she imagined his hands would be. He was a very rough sort of creature. She was not a rough sort of creature. “Oh, they’d believe it,” he said, his lips tipping up¬ward into a cocky smile. “Even good girls do something stupid every now and again.” He took a swallow of his whiskey. “Might as well be me.” There was that itch, the one that bloomed beneath her skin whenever he was close. That felt like a cross between having a match struck against her flesh and stepping on a star thistle. “I don’t do stupid things,” she said. “Except for maybe break up with the boyfriend you claim you don’t want to be broken up with?” “I don’t want to be broken up with him.” She tapped the side of her glass. “I want to get back together with him.” “So you say. I don’t buy it.” “I didn’t ask you to buy it. I’m not trying to sell it to you.” “True enough. But, maybe we can try to sell some¬thing to him.” He reached out and that hand she had just been pondering made contact with her skin. He squeezed her chin between his thumb and the curve of the knuckle on his forefinger. And it was rough. Just like she had thought it might be. Then he winked. “I’ll see you around, kiddo.” Then he knocked back the rest of his whiskey and reached into his wallet, putting a twenty on the coun¬ter and walking back to where the Dodges were sitting. She just sat there, staring at him like she had been clubbed in the head. He had touched her. And he had winked at her. And he had called her kiddo, which for some reason felt a million times more offensive and slightly more disconcerting than honey or sweet thing had.

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Elizabeth's Review


3.5 ⭐️ - Worth a Reader's Time


Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley


The “good” girl and the bad boy- when he really isn’t all that bad.....
It took me a while to warm up to Olivia as a romantic character. I struggled with her goodie two shoes/superiority complex as she tried to manipulate her ex boyfriend by making him jealous. I eventually came around to liking Olivia once she took some of the blinders about herself off.
I had an easier time connecting to Luke in the beginning and also an easier time seeing what made him tick.
I liked these two together. They balanced each other well and the idea that feelings had been there and resisted made it that much more fun.
While I enjoyed this story, I struggled a little with some of the hints at future books that just seemed a little out of place. Comments that characters made that are never resolved here, but definitely leave questions.
The kindle formatting of the ARC copy also left a little to be desired. There were times, especially with dialogue where it was a little difficult to know who was speaking.
Over all - this is a good book and definitely worth reading. Luke is a crush worth main character and I am looking forward to getting to know the Dodge family more in future books.

       
Maisey Yates’ SMOOTH-TALKING COWBOY Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
February 12th
Feel the Book – Excerpt
Relentless Romance – Excerpt
February 13th
Ficwishes – Review & Excerpt
OMGReads – Review & Excerpt
February 14th
Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
February 15th
E-Reading After Midnight – Review & Excerpt
February 16th
Reading Reality – Review
February 17th
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review & Excerpt
February 18th
Sofia Loves Books – Review & Excerpt
February 19th
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
February 20th
Ripe for Reader – Excerpt
What's Beyond Forks? – Review & Excerpt
February 21st
Bobo's Book Bank – Excerpt
February 22nd
Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Book Shark – Excerpt
February 23rd
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
February 24th
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt
February 25th
Booknerdingout – Review
February 26th
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
February 27th
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt
February 28th
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Teatime and Books – Excerpt
March 1st
Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
March 2nd
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
      New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

   

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An Unexpected Romance ~ Anthology Release

Title: An Unexpected Romance: A Valentine's Anthology
Author: Ani Bishop, Rosie Chapel, Melody Dawn, Lucy Gage, and J.C. Hannigan
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: February 14, 2018 ~ All proceeds to benefit DirectRelief ~
Be swept away as couples find romance at the most unexpected moments. Authors from Down Under, to the Great White North, and places in between will surprise you, please you, and make you believe in love.
Ani Bishop

Hi! I’m Ani Bishop. I’m a married mother of two who lives in a small town. My life hasn’t been easy, but it’s been filled with family. Our house had always been filled with laughter and not one moment of peace could be found. But, we’ve never been bored.
Reading has never been a chore for me, it’s been a great passion. Writing, however, came afterward. Just a story in my head that needed to be told, and I wrote the first few words. Ever since I started, there was no stopping. Every day, every week, I’ve worked, and written, and had fun. Because writing is fun, if you love it.
If you’d like to connect with me on social media, here are my contacts.
Rosie Chapel
A latecomer to writing, but an avid reader all her life, Rosie Chapel was persuaded by her hubby to channel her passion for all things ancient into a book. Despite a healthy amount of scepticism, she took a leap of faith and The Pomegranate Tree was born. This one book became four, and is a tale spanning two thousand years and two continents, connecting the lives of two women and the two men who love them. Since then she has also written both Regency and contemporary romances, and is currently involved in several anthologies. It seems the voices in her head refuse to give her a break ;-) 

Rosie lives in Perth, Australia with her hubby and three furkids. When not writing, she loves catching up with friends, burying herself in a book (or three), discovering the wonders of Western Australia, or, and the best, a quiet evening at home with her husband, enjoying a glass of wine and a movie.
 
Melody Dawn
Melody Dawn is a romance author residing in the southern part of the US. She started reading romance novels when she was a teenager and became addicted to Happily Ever After’s. She got her own HEA when she met her soulmate. It was instalove and they’ve been together ever since. They have two spoiled furbabies who think they are Kings of the Castle and require a ton of attention...and they get it :) She spends most of her time reading, writing, spending time with her main guy and furbabies as well as nursing a secret addiction to organizing, a symptom of mild OCD...well, she calls it mild, her husband says it’s a bit worse than that ;)


Lucy Gage
Lucy Gage started her writing career under another name, but the same vivid imagination and love of books still fuels her daily life. When she's not writing, you can find her spending time with her family in her home state of Maine, experiencing a life that helps shape her work.

J.C. Hannigan
J.C. Hannigan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, their two sons, and their dog. She writes contemporary new adult romance and suspense. Her novels focus on relationships, mental health, social issues, and other life challenges.
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An Unexpected Romance: A Valentine's AnthologyElizabeth's Review



My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

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The stories in this anthology cover a wide range of tropes within the romance genre, the common factor is all of the relationships were not something the couple was looking for.
All of the stories were enjoyable - some I liked more than others, but that is an issue of personal preference.
My favorite entry was that of JC Hannigan. AJ was a character that was easy to relate to and it was easy to see how meeting someone new shined a light on issues that were being dealt with by being ignored.
Anthologies like this are a great way to get to know new authors and help a good cause too.

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