Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Book Review - Whore by Cara Faith Donovan

Whore 
by Cara Faith Donovan

aka Michelle Hughes
Published 2013

214 Pages

I absolutely loved this clever book! The title was brilliantly interwoven into the story, popping up again and again in different contexts. Alluring and enthralling, I was taken from the beginning! Initially, I feared it might be cliché (i.e. a virgin girl swept away by a billionaire alpha male), but to my pleasant surprise it was anything but! Instead, it evoked a range of emotions. I laughed, I cried, and at times I was thoroughly appalled. But the story flowed naturally from one scene to the next, resulting in a completely original, well written, and captivating tale. Well done!

Laura Burns is a 20-year-old coffee shop waitress in dire straits (see what I mean about cliché? But don't let the beginning fool you!). Her self-centered mother has abandoned her for husband number five, leaving Laura with a meager savings and a mortgage to pay. All Laura wants is a stable life, and the ability to go to college. But her mother's selfish behavior has repeatedly set Laura back from her goals. Laura is innocent, slightly damaged, and presents in a way that moved me. I have to say at this point how much I loved this character! I cried for her on more than one occasion, and felt my heart breaking for her needless suffering.

Laura meets Taylor Ross, who introduces himself to her as the son of a customer who has recently passed away. He states that his father wanted Laura to be taken care of, and to have her education expenses covered. Laura thanks him but refuses the offer. Instead, he offers her a job that seems too good to be true, as a way to assist her with her education costs… but his plans involve more than Laura's innocence and lack of experience can understand.

Unique and clever, with well developed characters, this book was humorous, moving, and infuriating all at the same time! The author did a fantastic job with pacing, and in the unveiling of mini reveals throughout the story. I enjoyed it immensely! A must read!

Reviewed by Kelli

★★★★★
5 STARS

Book Review - Waking Sarah by Krystal Shannan


Waking Sarah (Vegas Mates, #3)
by Krystal Shannan
Published 2013
194 Pages

Sarah McClain is doing her best to support her best friend, who is preparing for the journey of a lifetime. But it hasn't been easy. Just six months ago, Sarah herself was engaged. As she and her fiancee' prepared to share the news, he was taken from her, murdered, leaving Sarah lost and heartbroken. And now, the troublesome voices in her head that have kept her up at night for most of her life have intensified… voices and dreams and a nagging presence that only sleeping pills have managed to control. After suffering such a great loss, she wonders how she will move forward.  

As her friend's wedding event concludes, she and some of the guests gather at the Woodhaven Inn--a secluded luxury inn, nestled deep in a forested region of Utah, with an abundance of wildlife. Lulled by the beauty of her surroundings, Sarah relaxes enough one morning to share breakfast and a chat with Chris Michaels, who is not only handsome and attentive, but seems genuinely concerned about her well being. Unbeknownst to Sarah, Chris has been assigned to coach her, and to ease her into a world of supernatural shape-shifters… a world that, before today, she never knew existed. So how is he going to convince her that the voice in her head she's been hearing her whole life is her wolf? He has his work cut out for him. But it is imperative, as Sarah's wolf must awaken to the world if Sarah is to survive. 

Sarah is likable, relatable, and stays true to character throughout the story. As she begins her daunting journey into the unknown, you can't help but root for her! We revisit our friends and foes from the first two books, and meet some new supernaturals, too! Vampires and witches add an entirely new element to the story, and the blending of worlds is both seamless and complimentary to the series! 

Of course, we are treated to plenty of the descriptive romance we've come to know and love from the Vegas Mates, complete with all the intimate details! Finally, this book wouldn't be complete without Krystal Shannan's unending humor! Sarah protests, "Damn man … thinks I'm some kind of a freaking magickal werewolf?" Ha! Sarah's journey has just begun, indeed. And whether she knows it yet or not, it will be magickal.  

Available on Amazon


Reviewed by Stephanie
★★★★★
5 STARS

Read my reviews for other books in the series:
Chasing Sam (book #1)
Saving Margaret (book #2)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Book Review - The Impaler's Revenge by Ioana Visan

The Impaler's Revenge (The Impaler Legacy, #1)
by Ioana Visan
Published 2013

107 Pages

I really loved this book! The author is a master at setting the stage for an alternate reality in which vampires and humans largely coexist. It had the perfect amount of intrigue! I was invested in the characters, and anticipated what was going to happen throughout the story, and around every corner! 


The Impaler's Revenge offered up a new twist to the vampire genre, and provided just enough information about the apparently civilized main vampire, Maximilien (not Max!) Hess. My interest was definitely piqued, and it left me wanting more. I know there is much more to Maximilien, hiding under his civilized demeanor, and I am sure we will discover many surprises in future installments! I also loved the female lead, Liana Cantacuzino. She is no simpering female. She is at the top of her Romanian social class: smart, strong, and anything but helpless. She has little time for relationships, which is a nice change of pace from other leads, where the female is often in distress or immediately head over heals for the male. 

Liana is part of the Little Council in Romania responsible for vampire control in her country--a small, elite group of descendants, whose primary goal is to keep vampires out of Romania. Yes, that's right, vampires may roam the world freely, but not in Romania! Instead, the country is protected by tight borders, and a kill-on-sight law. Liana's newest assignment, that has been handed down to her directly from the council president, involves the secret guarding and transporting of a thousand-year-old vampire called Maximilien… a job Liana finds both shocking and distasteful. But when strange events begin to occur around Romania, with vampire attacks, missing doctors, and stolen blood, the plot thickens, leaving Liana with growing suspicions and fears over a sinister plot from within. She is determined to solve the mystery, and to protect her country. 

Definitely worth the read! Although not steamy at this point, I feel it simmering, and we get hints of attraction building between characters. I appreciated the refreshing balance of power between Liana and Maximilien. This looks like a series with potential to build, and I imagine it will only get better! I look forward to reading the next book! 

Reviewed by Kelli


4.25 STARS 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book Review - Swept Away: The First Bloodline by Crystal Smith

Swept Away: The First Bloodline
by Crystal Smith
Published 2013
254 Pages

Taylor James's life was good, very good, especially in the husband department. She had a great one who was smart, sexy, and loving. But tragedy strikes and her husband dies, leaving her world torn apart. Seven years have gone by, where she continued with her routine of chores, going to work, and caring for the kids in a mostly robotic fashion. After her sister convinces her to go out, and to make an effort to start living life again, Taylor meets Damien--six-feet tall and gorgeous! And her world is about to change forever. 

Taylor feels drawn to Damien, soothed by him, and begins to feel like she cannot live without him. He tells her she is his mate, and that they are destined to be together. Forever. Literally… because he is a vampire (with numerous special talents)! Taylor is swept away into an entirely unexpected world, where she learns that nothing is as it seems! 

I was really excited when I started this book! The first 30% was great, but then it just sort of hit a wall. For a while, it seemed that the characters were limited to feelings of love or anger, and the story development became choppy, rather than fluid. Some aspects of the story were rather predictable, trust was given too freely for the circumstances, and the superpowers were a bit gratuitous. Further, the author alluded to a very popular book series throughout--a series that I know and love--which didn't sit well with me. 

The book did have a strong finish, and I liked the ending, cliffhanger and all! Overall, it was a good read, with a strong start and finish. 

Reviewed by Kelli
3.5 STARS

Book Review - Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor

Blood Shadows (Blackthorn, #1)
by Lindsay J. Pryor
Published 2012

382 Pages

I absolutely lost myself in this book. I loved it! A lot of people are comparing the series to my all time favorite vamp series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, but it was completely different for me. Blood Shadows swept me away into another world, rather than taking me on a crash and boom kind of ride. I was steadily seduced into an entirely new world of third species beings and government control units for third species beings and I LOVED every minute of it! A very well written book, the author is a true storyteller who does not rush things. I was never confused, even with the introduction of an entirely new world order! Well done! I can't wait to explore more of this world!

Caitlin Parish is a powerful agent in the Vampire Contol Unit (VCU). She has been hunting the master vampire, Kane Malloy, for years. He is very adept at avoiding capture, even with tons of evidence that he regularly breaks VCU laws. Caitlin wants Kane brought to justice, but she has personal reasons to get him alone, as well. Kane allows Caitlin to catch him. Little does she know, he has his own personal agenda in being caught!

I was continually surprised, delighted and enthralled. Wonderfully passionate, well written, and a great start to a much anticipated series! Yay me!


Available on Amazon

Reviewed by Kelli

5 STARS

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book Review - Charming by Elliott James

Charming (Pax Arcana, #1)
by Elliott James

Published 2013
390 Pages

This was an unexpectedly unique urban fantasy tale, with a fresh approach to the manner in which our world intersects with the supernatural realm. Violent, gritty, and spellbinding, this book held my interest from start to finish! If you love a fantasy escape, this is a very well written book that will take you to the edge and keep you engaged through all the twists and turns. I loved this book! 

As a descendent of the Charming family, John Charming is unique, even by supernatural standards. A knight, thousands of years old, his mother was attacked by werewolves during pregnancy, resulting in John's hybrid state. As such, he was shunned and eventually hunted by the knights, and has lived in hiding in rural Virginia, under a pseudonym. But his powerful senses have never wavered. And so, when a vampire and a gorgeous blonde walk into his bar, John is unwittingly pulled back into a world and a life that he has fought so long and hard to bury. Little does he know, this is all part of a plan… And that, even in the supernatural world, there are elements that are both shocking and fearsome, even to a Charming! 

The magical veil between worlds is thinning in this gritty and grownup fairytale, and what a world the author creates! A solid plot, and fully developed characters, make this book memorable and robust. I will definitely read the next book in the series! 

Reviewed by Stephanie
5 STARS

Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Review - Welcome to Sugartown by Carmen Jenner


Welcome to Sugartown
by Carmen Jenner
Published 2013

298 Pages

I really loved this clever Aussie romance about the pie baker and the ex-con biker. I know, a crazy match, right? But it worked! It was witty, sweet, and full of angst all at the same time. I never could get ahead of the author to figure out where she was going! But I was totally emersed in the story, and in the both the past and future of the characters. Several times I thought, "No way. There is no way she will go there!" But guess what, she did! She went there, and took me to the edge of my comfort level, maybe even slightly past it! But I couldn't put it down. Well done! I loved it! A great read!

The story is about Ana Belle who lives in a small town where nothing ever happens. She has inherited her mother's pie bakery shop, and gets creative with ingredients as a way to process her feelings. Her best friend works with her and does not have any type of filter between brain and mouth, which makes life interesting for Ana… especially when a gorgeous, tattooed biker rides into town, and shows up in her pie shop!

Elijah Cade (great name!) just wants to ride through life under the radar; a hot meal, a warm bed, no attachments. He likes to work with engines, and lands a job in the bike shop right next door to Ana's. He is a six-foot-three god, and once he has a taste of Ana's pie, he needs more! LOL! The problem is, Elijah has secrets and some impulse control issues. So, what will happen when their pasts collide? There are no easy endings, and the characters have to work hard for their HEA! Definitely worth the read!

Reviewed by Kelli


5 STARS

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Book Review - Mercy by Pam Dingée

Mercy
by Pam Dingée
Published 2013
297 Pages

This book had potential, but never really grabbed me and made me forget myself, which is always my gauge as to how much I am going to love a book! But it did have some sweet and funny moments! Great chapter titles, and one particularly funny bar scene, made me laugh! Still, I found a lot of the storyline to be rather predicable. 


I did like Eden! She's a sassy hairdresser at the Hot Mess Hair Salon, who sometimes cusses like a truck driver. She is going through a long overdue divorce from her husband, Dick (Ha! Like I said, some good, humorous moments!). She finds herself floating a bit aimlessly, while staying at her best friend's guesthouse. She is not quite ready to embark on another relationship. Still, she wouldn't mind having some fun!

Dominic "Dom" (Yes, that is his name, but dom is not his game!) is Eden's best friend's cheesy (but hot!) brother. Although he is a sexy guy, he is a total player who has been pining for Eden since long before she was married. And now that she's single again, he doesn't want to miss his chance with her!

The story was entertaining enough, but was lacking development.
And the characters never did quite mature beyond the surface. It left me wanting more… more details, more depth, more, more, more!    

Reviewed by Kelli
★★★
3 STARS

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Featured Author Interview - Catherine Spangler


Featured Author
Catherine Spangler

About the Author

Catherine Spangler is a bestselling and award-winning author of the Shielder series (futuristic romance) and the Sentinel series (urban fantasy). She is a two-time Golden Heart finalist and a RITA finalist, and has received numerous other awards and honorable mentions.

She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, Dallas Area Romance Authors. A frequent speaker at writers’ groups and conferences, Catherine has taught workshops on the creative process, writing techniques, writing paranormal romance, and goal setting. She lives in north Texas with her husband and a menagerie of critters. She loves reading, taking naps on the sofa with a good football game for background noise, eating chocolate, and playing poker!


Books by Catherine Spangler

Catherine Spangler writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and futuristic romance. Her urban fantasy series, the Sentinels; her futuristic romance series, the Shielders; and her other publications include the following: 

Touched By Darkness, Touched By Fire
and Touched By Light

The Shielder Series
Shielder, Shadower, ShamaraShadow Crossing 
and Shadow Fires

Anthology
Demon's Delight

You can read our review for Touched By Darkness by clicking here!

Interview

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with Catherine about her amazing books! We loved the first book in the Sentinel series, Touched By Darkness, and can't wait to read all her books!

MBB: What inspired you to start writing?

CS: I first started writing when I was around 13 or 14. Three other friends and I wrote romances starring current rock stars and us. Then in high school I took a creative writing course. The instructor read my first project and told me I was beyond the rest of the class. He gave me special writing assignments, and even redlined my work and asked me to rewrite with his editorial changes. One of my articles was published in a magazine, and he told me I had talent and to keep at it. That was the beginning!

MBB: How do you begin the process of writing a new book or series?

CS: It's nothing logical! A character will begin “nagging” at me, but sometimes it is a story idea. I don’t usually write things down, but rather let them percolate, and then I just start writing. I’m definitely a “panster” and usually need to write two or three chapters before I have a feel for my characters and the story’s direction. I have to do that before I can attempt a synopsis. I will do research once I know what I want to write—like the extensive research I did on angels and on Chicago when I started my current WIP.

MBB: What do you like most about writing urban fantasy and paranormal romance?

CS: The different worlds and cultures, and the strange creatures populating them. I also enjoy the freedom to create stories not possible in real life. I like to color outside the lines.

MBB: Do you have any advice for other writers who are just starting out?

CS: First and foremost, write! Write, write, write, because that is how you develop your story voice. If at all possible, join a writers group like RWA (Romance Writers of America) or SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America), or one of the many other groups out there. Then you can find local chapters (for RWA), and meet other writers. You need to educate yourself on the business of writing and publishing. If you can find other writers to critique with, that will really help you grow as a writer.

MBB: These are some great tips! What are your plans for future projects?

CS: I’m working on a dark fallen angel series, and a paranormal young adult series. I’ve written part of a humorous Alien book, and I’m considering a 6th book in the Shielder series. There just never seems to be enough time!

MBB: If you were stranded on a deserted island with just one book, what would it be and why?

CS: I don’t think I can name just one book. There are a number of books that are favorites and that I’ve read again and again. They’re my favorites because I love the characters. I identify with the heroine and fall in love with the hero. Because the stories are amazing and intriguing and suck me right in and don’t let go until they release me (sadly) at the end. And, because they all have an HEA ending!

MBB: Is there anything else you would like to add?

CS: I want to thank all the wonderful authors and readers who have supported me over the years, and continue to do so through Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, RWA, and my local chapter, DARA. You are the best!

Thank you Catherine for taking the time to visit, and to share your writing experiences with us! We wish you all the best with the release of the Sentinel series, and look forward to reading all your books!

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Interviewed by Stephanie

Cover Reveal - The Sentinel Series by Catherine Spangler

~ Cover Reveal ~
Catherine Spangler's Sentinel Series



Touched By Darkness
Touched By Fire | Touched By Light

Available Now!

About the Books:

Touched By Darkness

After seven years on the run, Dr. Kara Cantrell thought she and her son, Alex, were safe. She was wrong.

Kara settled in the sleepy town of Zorro, Texas, convinced she and her child had escaped the sinister reach of a supernatural underworld. But now dark forces may jeopardize her new life. Her only hope is Damien Morgan, a dangerous, alluring man with superhuman abilities. He and Kara share a mystical link that triggers desires they must ignore. But as they work together to protect her son, and to track the evil stalking them, something threatens to push them toward the edge, to reach out with the touch… of darkness.


Read our review for Touched By Darkness by clicking here!

Touched By Fire

Since a brutal attack on her sister eleven years ago, Marla Reynolds has been emotionally frozen—but one man’s passion could melt her defenses...

For the past eleven years, Marla has avoided relationships with men. Then she meets Luke Paxton in a Houston bar and is upended by an intense attraction she doesn’t understand. But Luke does—it is an energy he must harness to achieve his goals. He is a Sentinel, a member of an ancient superhuman race. His purpose on Erth is to track unimaginable evil, and he needs Marla—willing or not—to help him focus his psychic powers. But as Luke draws Marla deeper into a supernatural world, he finds himself torn between protecting humanity—or yielding to the fire of her touch…


Touched By Light


After a brutal attack, Dr. Julia Reynolds is determined to live a solitary existence. But one man who believes she’s his soul mate has other ideas...
For twelve years Julia has been haunted by memories of a horrific assault, and forced to deal with precognitive abilities triggered by the attack. She’s buried herself in her career. However, the arrogant and infuriating Adam Masters threatens her protective bubble, claiming she is a precisely matched conductor—for him.

Adam is the powerful head of the Sentinels, a superhuman race protecting Earth. He believes his intense physical and mental connection with Julia will help locate a missing Sentinel. But Julia resists, unwilling to be drawn into a dark supernatural world, or to give into the sexual attraction between her and Adam.

At the same time, her life is threatened when her psychopathic former assailant is freed from prison and seeks revenge. Julia finds herself torn between running from her demons—and embracing her power and reaching for the light…


About the Author:

Catherine Spangler is a bestselling and award-winning author of the Shielder series (futuristic romance) and the Sentinel series (urban fantasy). She is a two-time Golden Heart finalist and a RITA finalist, and has received numerous other awards and honorable mentions.

She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, Dallas Area Romance Authors. A frequent speaker at writers’ groups and conferences, Catherine has taught workshops on the creative process, writing techniques, writing paranormal romance, and goal setting. She lives in north Texas with her husband and a menagerie of critters. She loves reading, taking naps on the sofa with a good football game for background noise, eating chocolate, and playing poker!


Contact 
Catherine Spangler!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Book Review - Darkness Before Dawn by Kellie Wallace


Darkness Before Dawn

by Kellie Wallace
Published 2013
236 Pages

While it may be hard to accept a nazi soldier in 1940s Germany as a hero, Max is not a typical cold blooded soldier. And behind his forced, hard exterior is a man with a heart of gold. 

Catherine is a gentle soul whose family has already been through hardships, and yet she still has a strong and hopeful spirit. Set in the time of world turmoil, this is a tender love story that inspires and reminds the reader that love has no boundaries.

I understood Catherine's complicated feelings for many of her family members and childhood friends. Still, I felt the roller coaster of her changing emotions hard to empathize with so quickly. All in all, a touching story worth reading.

Reviewed by Andrea
3 STARS

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cover Reveal - The Mystical Witch Series by April M. Reign

~ Cover Reveal ~


The Mystical Witch Series

by April M. Reign

Now Available on Amazon!
Coming in 2014:
Trial by Fire

About the Books:

A funny, fresh and sassy, fast-paced series about a young woman whose birthright is princess of the underworld—she’s mad as Hell about it, and is determined to use her powers to beat her father at his own game!

Wi
tch Road to Take (Book #1)

Dhellia has run away from home to escape her undesirable duties as princess of the underworld. A three-month road trip “upstairs” convinces her human-witch side that Earth is where she belongs. Unfortunately, her father isn't seeing things her way. Her brother, who is a soul catcher and her protector, snatches her away and hides her in the apartment of a bumbling wizard who casts a cloaking spell on her, and a geeky vampire rock ‘n roll singer who is allergic to human blood. 

Dhellia gets a job in a law office and suddenly, her future is full of possibilities—that is, until a collision of fate and destiny create the perfect storm, which puts her and her friends in peril. Once again on the run from her father's minions, Dhellia and her friends must find a way to survive while she discovers the powers that lie within her. 

Quest for the Keys (Book #2)

Dhellia is still on the run from her father who wants her to take her rightful place as princess of the underworld, which would include duties that conflict with her compassionate, witty and half-witch personality. 

Dhellia has a falling-out with her sweet but annoying roommates, a falling-in with her handsome boss, Quinn, and a conflict with her brother, Damien, who is really taking a lot of heat from their father for her disappearance. To make matters worse, Damien also disapproves of her growing connection with Quinn, whom he doesn't trust one bit. That alone has pitted the siblings against each other as Dhellia searches for her independence and Damien tries to keep her safe.

While on a quest for the other “keys,” Dhellia recovers two artifacts that contain the most dangerous secrets on Earth, ones that could, in the wrong hands, turn the tables between good and evil. Dhellia gears up to prepare to battle “downstairs” in a way that no witch ever has--aside from her mother. 

Trial by Fire (Book #3)
Coming in 2014!

About the Author

April M. Reign is the bestselling author of The Mancini Saga, The Mystical Witch Series, The Disciples of the Damned Series and The Turning Series. She started her writing career long before she could read or write. While bundled around a campfire at the beach in Southern California with her family, she'd share stories about sea monsters and land creatures.

In her teenage years, authors such as Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Jude Deveraux, Anne Rice and many others were the influence that shaped her career as an author.

April lives in Southern California with her two teenage sons, her attention-seeking cat and the glorious beach, which is almost close enough to be her backyard.



April M. Reign

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Book Review - Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Making Faces
by Amy Harmon
Published 2013

405 Pages

Wow! This story was one of those rare, touching, yet gut-wrenching love stories. It was more sweet than steamy, leaving most to the imagination. If 
I had known this ahead of time, I might not have picked up this book, but I am so glad I did! I feel a little changed by it, and don't think there is a higher compliment you can pay to an author than that.

Ambrose Young is a stunning and remarkable high school athlete, with eyes that reach right through you. He is so beautiful he leaves you speechless. And at just over five feet tall, with red hair and braces, Fern Taylor has been admiring Ambrose for as long as she can remember. 

Ambrose goes to war after 9/11, and comes back a changed man. This is his story, about his climb back from hell, and about Fern's role in assisting him through the process. There is a side story about Fern's disabled cousin, as well, who I also fell in love with.

Fern is probably one of the most interesting female characters I have ever encountered. I know, big statement, but there was something honest about her, something unpretentious and real… something that I connected with, deep down. Ambrose was equally intriguing, and it was great to feel connected with both characters, equally.

This was definitely not my normal type of read, but I loved it! And was moved and touched but the story.

Reviewed by Kelli

★★★★★
5 STARS

Monday, November 4, 2013

Book Review - Only for You by E.L. Todd

Only for You
by E.L. Todd
Published 2013

311 Pages

I had a hard time connecting with the characters in this book. Toward the end, I began to connect with the brother of the heroine. The writing is actually very good. However, the lack of fully developed characters left me wanting more, and never allowed me to get lost in the story. 


Scarlet is an aspiring writer with a Harvard degree working as an editor at a publishing agency. She has great friends and loves her best friend Sean. After Sean experiences a heart wrenching breakup she realizes that she is in love with him. But a destructive encounter threatens their friendship, and causes Scarlet to move across the country to live with her brother. Sean has to do some soul searching to decide whether or not he wants a future with Scarlet, as more than just friends.

The story had potential and several promising threads! I would have enjoyed this book much more, had some extra attention been given to the plot and character development.

Reviewed by Kelli

3 STARS

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Book Review - Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway

Painted Faces
by L.H. Cosway
Published 2012

358 Pages

This was probably one of the most original and endearing reads of the year! It caught me off guard and kept me guessing. The characters were amazingly developed, and I completely fell in love with them! I really, truly liked it! I especially enjoyed the change of locale, as the story takes place in Dublin. And what a sense of humor! I laughed out loud many times, then peeked around to make sure no one was looking! LOL

The heroine, Freda Wilson, is not soft or feminine. She makes offensive jokes and always speaks her mind. She was a hit with me from the beginning! And when her gorgeous new neighbor, Nicholas Turner, starts to pursue her she is at first taken aback and unsure. Nicholas is a steady force who does not shy away from Freda's brash nature. Rather, he is drawn to it, and wants to be near her. When he invites her to his show, he doesn't tell her exactly what he does. And so, when she discovers that he is a cabaret performer of sorts, she is completely shocked!

I won't give away any more, but let's just say it gets very interesting from there! Freda is swept away into a world filled with temptations she has never known before. A very unique love story, indeed. And I loved it!

Reviewed by Kelli


5 STARS

Book Review - Crossroads by Glory Rabenaugh

Crossroads (Wanderlust, #1)
by Glory Rabenaugh
Published 2013
119 Pages

This story hooks you immediately! 
Reece Crawford may be a high school girl, but she is also a high priestess in the making. 

Surrounded by her twin brother and her coven, Reece is doing her best to learn to face, with a brave front, the very real possibility of life ending situations.

This is a very steamy, very sexy story that adults will appreciate. It leaves you desperate for the next chapter! I can hardly wait to read the next installment, and highly recommend this book! 

Available on Amazon

Reviewed by Andrea
5 STARS