Posted in 4 1/2 paws, Blog tour, contest, Giveaway, humor, New Adult, romance on June 25, 2013



Title: Paris Love Match                                        

Author: Nigel Blackwell

Publisher: Bandit Publishing

Release date: May 2, 2013

Genre: Romance humorous

Age Group: New Adult

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours



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Getting a taxi in Paris can be hell.

Piers Chapman expected a boring business trip to Paris.

What he didn’t expect was to fight over a cab with a beautiful girl.


After a bad meeting, Sidney Roux just wanted to hail a cab, go home, and have a glass of wine.

She didn’t expect to fight over a cab with some pompous British tourist.


Neither of them expected another man to jump in their cab.

Or to be involved in a gun fight.

Or a car chase through the streets of Paris.

Or for the man to die.


But they’re thrust together when the mob demands they return what the dead man stole.


Will Piers and Sidney work together?

Will they find what he had stolen?

Will they stay alive?


And will they do the last thing they expected?

Will they fall in love?



This is quite a charming story….and by charming I mean funny!  It was like a comedy of errors reading the trials of Piers and Sidney and Little and Large (you’ll have to read the story to figure that one out!).  I truly enjoyed this and this is the kind of book I like, one that draws me in and is funny and makes reading the book seem like a flash.  I know I was sad when the book was done and hope that Nigel will be writing more books like this one.

We give it 4 1/2 paws and suggest you sign up to win a copy for yourself and if you don’t, well then go buy a copy!



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About the Author


Nigel Blackwell was born in rural Oxfordshire in England. He has a love of books, a PhD in Physical Chemistry, and a black belt in pointing out the obvious. As a teenager he toured Europe and loved seeing the wonders of the world and the people in it. Since then he has been fortunate enough to travel across Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Japan, and hasn’t been anywhere that doesn’t have the potential for a story.

He now lives in Texas with his wife and daughter, where they enjoy the sunshine and listen to the coyotes howl at night.

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Posted in Cover Reveal, New Adult, romance on June 25, 2013

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Title: Naturally, Charlie

Author: S. L. Scott

Release date: Re-launch June 25, 2013

Genre: Contemporary romance

Age Group: New Adult/Adult

Cover designed by: Jada D’Lee of Jada D’Lee Designs


Twenty-five year old Charlotte “Charlie” Barrow is caught between her old life, and the one she is beginning to build, when she crosses paths with a handsome stranger on the subway. Not looking for romance, she closes her heart off to the possibilities of love. With a knack for mishaps, Charlie maintains her sense of humor while befriending the kind stranger who seems to be there at all the right times.

New York freelance writer, Charlie Adams, is forging his own path beyond the expectations of the society circles of his childhood. Rejecting family money, and fast-lane friends, he is snubbed by his family as he follows his own compass to a life more extraordinary.

Through a coincidence of events, they come to rely on each other for comfort. This is the tale of two Charlies learning to trust again while fighting their fates to create their own destiny.

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Interesting Facts about Naturally, Charlie

  1. Charlie Barrow (girl Charlie) is Charlie B and Charlie Adams (boy Charlie) is Charlie A.
  2. Charlie B says what I call Charlie-isms. There are 20 words that she has made up or are ultra-slangy that she uses as everyday language, including three different forms of smug: smugginess, smuggsters, and smuggy.
  3. Charlie Adams eyes are a blue-grey. More blue when he’s happy. More grey when he’s tired, sleepy, or sad.
  4. The basenotes Charlie B. smells of Charlie A’s cologne are sandalwood, peppermint, cedar, and coriander. Do you know what cologne he’s wearing that day?
  5. Charlie B’s local coffee house is called The Coffee Hut. Charlie A’s is The Bagelry where we spend some time in throughout the book.
  6. The two main characters may share a name, but it’s never a big deal to them. The other characters find it funny though and do tease them about it.
  7. Charlie loves to bake, mainly cupcakes, and likes to experiment beyond the basic flavors.
  8. Charlie B has a thing for Charlie A’s lower back dimples which seem to get exposed a lot when he bends over.
  9. Charlie A is much neater in his apartment than Charlie B is, but hers feels more homey to them both, which why they spend so much time there.
  10. Charlie A is a successful freelance writer. He shares his observations and photos about New York City, but tries his hand at fiction Charlie B inspires a story.


About the Author

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S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of the novel, Naturally, Charlie, and several novellas, including Sleeping with Mr. Sexy and Morning Glory–all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post as well as writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites.

Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of her hobbies she loves, but she doesn’t get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.

Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas.

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Posted in Monday, mystery on June 24, 2013

Last week I told you about the first book in the Pat O’Malley series.  Well this week is book two in the series by author Jim Musgrave.

Disappearance at Mount Sinai


It’s 1866 in New York City. Civil War Vet and Detective Pat O’Malley’s biggest case returns him to the deep, dark South to search for the kidnapped wealthiest inventor and entrepreneur in America. But the widening gyre of anti-Semitism and racism pulls him down into the pit of hell itself. Disguised as an Oxford England Professor, O’Malley infiltrates the anti-Semites’ group and travels with his partners, Becky Charming and his father, Robert, down to a Collierville, Tennessee mansion.

At the crux of this case are a Jewish father and his eight-year-old son, Seth. They have developed a unique bond that relies on Jewish folklore and a belief that they are Mazikeen, half-angel and half-human, born from the loins of Adam’s strange female cohorts during the 130 years he was banished from the Garden. Will O’Malley find Dr. Mergenthaler before it’s too late? What does this world-wide eugenics group have planned for the mongrel races? Read Jim Musgrave’s Disappearance at Mount Sinai, the second mystery in the series of Pat O’Malley Mini-Mysteries.

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Posted in Cover Reveal, paranormal, romance, Young Adult on June 24, 2013



Title: Hold Tight (Embrace, #2)

Author: Cherie Colyer

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Age Group: Young Adult

Expected release date: August 20, 2013


Sixteen-year-old Madison Riley and her friends discover they aren’t the only supernatural beings in Gloucester, Massachusetts. These new creatures are more dangerous than ever, and this time Madison risks losing more than just her friends.

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Title: Embrace (Embrace, #1)

Released: December 2012


Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve. Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him. Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own. Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover. Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.
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About the Author

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Cherie Colyer writes young adult and middle grade novels. She loves finding new stories that keep her up late reading. While her favorite genre is realistic paranormal/fantasy, if the book is beautifully written with characters that come alive she’s all over it.

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Posted in 4 paws, fiction, Review, suspense on June 23, 2013

Last month, author Geoffrey Gluckman was a Guest Blogger here to tell us about his latest work, Murder of Sex.  I finally was able to work through my backlog and get to his book (too many books, not enough time).




An incendiary tale of lust, passion, love, betrayal, and loss. Intimate sexual relationships may never be the same.

When Dr. Josh Flagon, a professor of literature at a moderate sized liberal arts Nevada university, is drawn to an irresistible co-ed, Rebecca Reaper, little does he know it will take him on a lustful, passionate, life-changing ride. It will also jeopardize all that he values—his career—and all that he seeks—freedom.

While teaching classes and writing, Flagon uncovers a secret that boils beneath his cool, scholarly veneer. Rebecca, a brilliant student and sensual siren, reveals that mystery and much more to the professor through their passionate tryst. But at what price?

While the couple vacation on a secluded Hawaiian Island, a mysterious incident occurs that further challenges their relationship. From that point, Flagon’s life spirals out of control until be-friended by the unlikely, yet ever-wise Puerto Rican gangster, Jorge Luis Juarez.

In a haunting tale that weaves the literary with street smarts, passion with desolation, imprisonment with emancipation, and the desires of mankind with its origins, there thrives something to savor for every adult who has entered the intimate relationship arena and sought deeper answers to life’s questions.

This is one story that will make some gasp, many others smile, and take you into realms beyond.


I’m not sure what I was expecting but this was a pretty intense book.  I did have to read the first chapter twice to try and figure out what he was trying to impart to the reader.  I ended up giving up and moved on.  Once I did that and got into the heart of the story it picked up and I enjoyed it more.  The story reminded me a little bit of Fatal Attraction – the obsession and the jealousy.   As I was reading I kept wondering why Josh was in jail.  What did he do that landed him there and why was he getting out (besides for good behavior)?  The characters are gripping and you aren’t sure who to like and who to hate.

There are quite a few F* bombs, but in most places it was appropriate (jail scenes) and it seemed to fit in other situations, but still a heavy use of the word. Also quite a few sex scenes but it fit in with the storyline. (just a heads up if you don’t like that sort of thing in your book)

The book is less than 200 pages but it sure does pack a lot into them!

We give it 4 paws and hope you’ll give this book a chance next time you are looking for a suspenseful book.



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Posted in contest, Giveaway, New Adult, Spotlight on June 22, 2013

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Author: J.C. Reed

Release date: June 8th, 2013

Genre: Mature New Adult/ Adult Contemporary Romance – recommended for ages 18 and up



Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game, the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk?
Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, finds forgetting is hard, but forgiving is harder. When the man she trusted, betrayed her, the only way to forget is to move on. Brooke is determined to start a new life, until she meets him again: the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god. The man who played dirty. The man who played her.
Sexy, handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has made mistakes. He could have any other woman, and yet it’s Brooke he wants. When second chances collide with secrets and Brooke is threatened by the past, Jett is determined to protect her. She accepts his help unwillingly because she needs him but she wants to play his game on her own terms. And she has no intention to forgive or let him back into her bed.
When the man she is supposed to hate is the one she should trust, will he conquer her…or lose her forever?
A woman who can’t forgive.
A man who has made mistakes.
Two lives that are about to cross again and more secrets laid bare.

About the author:

J.C. Reed is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of SURRENDER YOUR LOVE. She writes steamy contemporary fiction with a touch of mystery. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, she dreams of returning to the beautiful mountains of Wyoming. You can also find her chatting on Facebook with her readers or spending time with her two children. To get in touch with Jessica use the contact form below. She tries to respond to each and every email in a timely manner.

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Posted in 5 paws, contest, Divorce, Giveaway, nonfiction, self help on June 22, 2013



Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster. And if you’re a woman going through a divorce, you may not be thinking about financial matters, such as how your assets might get divided, tax liabilities, and what your living expenses might be ten years from now.

But, here’s the problem: the decisions you make both before and during your divorce will directly impact the rest of your life, for better or for worse.

Thinking financially is not always easy. But, it is possible, especially if you have some help. Anyone, no matter how savvy, can benefit from expert advice when she is crossing through treacherous and unfamiliar territory. In this guidebook, you will learn how to . . .

Shore up your financial position so you enter the divorce process prepared;

Build a top-notch divorce team;

Negotiate alimony;

Determine if your husband is hiding assets;

Protect your business, intellectual property, and personal assets;

Deal with pensions plans, 401Ks, and other retirement accounts;

. . . and much more.

Begin your single life knowing that you have made the thoughtful decisions required to help establish your long-term financial security. Think Financially, Not Emotionally® as you look ahead to a bright future for yourself and your children.


The author, Jeffrey A. Landers, visited StoreyBook Reviews a few weeks back and shared some useful information to everyone.  If you haven’t visited his website, know that a portion of all book sales will be donated to the Bedrock Divorce Fund for Abused Women, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity whose mission is to help female victims of domestic abuse and the organizations that support them.

This is an amazing book!  I am lucky that I am not in the situation where I need to use all of the advice presented, but if you are ladies, then this is the book you need to pick up to make sure you are treated fairly in the divorce proceedings.  The chapters are laid out well with step by step instructions on things you need to do to protect yourself.  There is even a checklist in the back of the book to help you gather all of the documents you need to share with your attorney.  There are reminders and tips at the end of each chapter to help you out as well.

The book isn’t long, less than 200 pages, but well worth picking up and reading if you do not know where to start.  We give this book 5 paws and hope we never have to use the advice given by Mr. Landers.



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About the Author:

Jeff Landers is the President and Founder of Bedrock Divorce Advisors, a divorce financial strategy firm which exclusively advises women throughout the United States before, during and after divorce.

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Posted in contest, Giveaway, Guest Post, mystery, suspense on June 21, 2013

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I’d like to give a big Texas welcome to author Misty Evans!  She is visiting us today during her blog tour for her new book, The Blood Code.  I love the title of Misty’s guest post, shows her sense of humor!  So pull up a monitor and enjoy our guest author, Misty Evans!

Come On…Do I Look Like The Mother Of The Future? Feisty Heroines Who Kick Ass by Misty Evans

As a writer, I’m fascinated with fictional female characters who have changed how women think and act. Imaginary characters who seem real and always inspire me. A few characters whose stories I’ve read over and over: Jane Eyre, Scout Finch (from To Kill A Mockingbird), Alice (of Wonderland fame), and Dorothy (Wizard of Oz). These fictional girls/women have even made it to the big screen and TV and inspired millions of us along the way. Marie’s characters, as well as the other authors here this week, also write strong female characters who will inspire, amuse and entertain you.

A few women in film also fit the parameters of influential women. Below are my top three finalists, each of whom inspired me when I was writing the women in my Super Agent Series.

1. Sarah Connor – Terminator series

The Terminator and the plot \ are fascinating, but Sarah Connor is my favorite element of the story. She’s an amazing individual in the kickass woman category, but she’s also an amazing character in terms of transformation and growth. She goes from this normal working girl (hence, her line, “Come on. Do I look like the mother of the future?) to a finely-honed warrior heroine who nearly loses her humanity in an effort to protect her son, John.

Sarah was the inspiration for my female spy Julia in Operation Sheba. The desire to stop a killer makes her leave her comfort zone and fight, and that, in turn, almost pushes her over the line into doing something she would regret later. In the end, she’s able to stop the killer without breaking her moral code.

2. Buffy – The Vampire Slayer series

The Buffy series gave a whole generation of girls an ego boost in the badass, kick-butt arena. Battling vampires is one thing. Battling (and surviving) high school is another. Buffy’s all about friendship, too, which can be as important in my opinion then the lone wolf characters of Sarah and Ripley. Our friendships support us and give us strength in the worst of times whether we’re staking vamps or falling in love with the wrong guy.

Zara in I’d Rather Be In Paris has some Buffy in her. While she’s 100% girl, she went head to head with every terrorist and mafia hitman I threw at her. No retreat. No surrender. She is one badass super agent even in the midst of certain death, but she also knows when she needs her friends and coworkers for support.

3. Natasha Romanoff – The Avengers Series

In the Marvel Comics series, Natasha – aka The Black Widow – is initially an antagonist. Later, she becomes one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. In the current movies, she’s a sidekick at times, but she’s smart, clever, and flat out tough as nails. She never, ever gives up or gives in, no matter how bad things get. And she’s completely confident in her abilities.

Anya in my latest release, The Blood Code, is a potential Natasha. She’s even Russian! She’s not quite up to being a spy yet, but when she learns her grandmother was a double agent during the Cold War, Anya rises to the occasion and embraces her inner undercover agent. When go things go bad – don’t they always? – Anya never gives up. In the end, she even helps the hero stop a nuclear war.


Best-selling author Misty Evans writes the award-winning Super Agent series as well as urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy theories juicy and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When her muse lets her on the internet to play, she’s on Facebook and Twitter. Read more about her stories on her website.


Fifteen years ago, Anya Radzoya fled Russia with her grandmother after the suspicious deaths of her parents, but she can’t escape the royal genes that make her one of Russia’s last living princesses. When President Ivanov blackmails her into returning to Moscow in exchange for her grandmother’s life, Anya discovers he’s planning to unleash a nuclear war. With no one else to turn to, she joins forces with CIA operative Ryan Smith.

Undercover at the nuclear summit, Ryan recruits Anya to find proof Ivanov is resurrecting the Cold War, but he suspects his new asset is a double agent. Anya is determined to rescue her grandmother with or without his help, however, and Ryan finds himself falling for the beautiful princess before he even trusts her.

Trapped inside the Kremlin with a cunning and ruthless opponent, the two must risk their lives and their hearts to save Anya’s grandmother as well as millions of innocent people.

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THE BLOOD CODE Blog Tour is full of interviews, guest posts, spy quizzes and giveaways! One lucky reader will receive a princess-cut tennis bracelet

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Tour Schedule

Official Tour Stops

6/17/2013            So Many Reads

6/18/2013            Notes From A Romantic’s Heart

6/19/2013            Reading Between the Wines

6/20/2013            Going in Circles

6/21/2013            Storey Book Reviews

6/24/2013            In My Humble Opinion

6/25/2013            The Flirty Reader

6/26/2013            Meredith’s Musings

6/26/2013            Paranormal Book Club  

6/28/2013            Reading on the Rocks

Posted in Cover Reveal, romance on June 20, 2013

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Book Title: The Light in the Wound

Author: Christine Brae

Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction

Release date: July 23, 2013

Cover Art: Matt and Tosha Khoury



Book Summary

Affected by her parents’ highly publicized divorce, Isabel grows up isolated and alone, with a resolve to never fall in love and repeat their mistakes.

When Jesse Cain enters her life, she falls hopelessly in love with him, and every sadness she’s ever felt is washed away by his intensity and passion. But people change as they grow up. Things can never stay the same forever.

Jesse and Isabel fight to stay together, determined to hold on to their first love. But can a second love be enough to make her forget?


“Thank you, baby,” he whispered, as he reached across the table to take my hand. We were dining at our favorite restaurant one night after a late meeting.

“For what?” I lovingly rubbed my thumb on his wrist.

“For being here with me.”

I was so engrossed in the conversation going on behind me that I didn’t respond.

“What?” He chuckled as he caught me smiling at him from across the booth.

“Nothing. These women right behind me are talking about you. The one facing you is gushing,” I whispered, amused.

This had become an acceptable fact of dating Alex. Even before you saw his face, there was no use hiding his body under anything he wore. His clothes just hung on him so perfectly, like a runway model. That night, he wore a white casual button down shirt over low-slung distressed jeans that had the perfect flair to match his canvas designer sneakers. His short hair showcased his perfect jaw, his full lips, his round blue eyes. His clean cut look was tempered by the stubble that lined his jaw and his chin.

“Come sit by me, please. You feel so far away.” His eyes were dancing like little blue lights on a Christmas tree. I stood up, walked around and slid into the booth with him. It was like he gave me his consent to claim my territory. He leaned against me, closing the gap between us as his mouth skimmed my earlobe.

“Much better,” he  murmured. “You know, I don’t care about anyone else but you.”

About Christine 

I love to read, write about reading, shop, write about shopping, three day weekends, high heels and purses. I’m a wife, a mother, a corporate executive, a loyal friend and a passionate believer in true love. This is all you need to know about me. If you get my stories, you get my heart.
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Posted in Cover Reveal, mystery, paranormal, romance, Young Adult on June 20, 2013


Title: Dead and Missing (Ripsters, #2)

Author: Chris Myers

Expected release date: July 19, 2013

Genre: Paranormal Mystery/Romance

Age Group: Young Adult

Cover designed by: Books on the Edge


Sixteen-year-old Brittany Howland only knows one other girl, Jolie Livingston, who can communicate with the dead like herself. When Brittany takes Jolie’s haunt fishing to get him out of Jolie’s hair, he mysteriously disappears. Brittany isn’t sure how she’ll tell Jolie she lost her stupid ghost. Jolie thinks her dead best friend Drew has finally crossed over, but Brittany knows better. Just before Drew went missing, he revealed why he hasn’t hitchhiked to the afterlife, a secret Brittany swore she’d take to the grave.
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Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. She has a real job but would love to write full time. Her books have won and placed in the finals and semifinals for several awards including Paul Gillette, Rocky Mountain Gold, and Amazon Breakthrough Novel. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.

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