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Stolen and Forgiven by Alexandra Ivy & Carrie Ann Ryan

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Paranormal this week. Yay! Love both of these authors. @CarrieAnnRyan and @AlexandraIvy This is the first in a new series: Branded Packs series.

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The first rule of being Alpha of the Canine Pack is to protect their secrets from the humans at all cost. One look at the dying human at his doorstep and Holden Carter knows he will have to break it. The broken woman with no hope at survival is his mate. When he forces the change on her to save her life, he not only sets forth motions that could risk both their lives, but the lives of every shifter in the world.

Ariel Sands grew up in a post-Verona infection world and under the care of the very humans she thought had cured the disease. When they betray her in the worst ways imaginable, she finds herself not only mated to the Alpha of a the very species she’s been taught to fear, but the focal point of a traitor and path to destruction for everyone’s way of life. It will take more than trust and a mating bond for Ariel and Holden to not only survive their enemies, but the burn of their own temptations.

Forgiven

Soren Slater is a Beta wolf who understands that duty to his Pack comes before his own needs. At a young age he takes a position as a liaison between his Pack and the other species of shifters. He never expected his enticing flirtations with Cora Wilder, a Tiger Princess, would encourage her cat to consider him a potential mate. He’s forced to walk away, choosing a partner among the wolves to try and strengthen his Pack.

Cora has no intention of forgiving or forgetting Soren’s rejection. Not even when the Packs are forced to live together and she discovers Soren’s former mate has died. But then, she’s kidnapped by the SAU and she has no choice but to work with Soren to escape. Together they must put the past behind them if they’re to survive the human’s evil plot.

Saturday Selection ~ Healed by Love by Melissa Foster

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Happy October,

Starting off this month with a contemporary romance. Book 1 in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series by @Melissa_Foster

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Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old–but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive

Saturday Selection ~ Rescued by a Highlander by Keira Montclair

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

I love that with my large TBR pile I’m finally getting to try some of these authors that are new to me. Here’s another one. @KeiraMontclair

This is Book 1 in her Clan Grant series and lets face it, Highlanders and just flippin’ sexy as all get out.

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**WARNING** Mature content- Contains references to abuse and a previous rape that may be disturbing for some readers.

Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother’s cruelty ever since her parents’ death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent.
Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn’t realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers’ horrid treatment?

Saturday Selection ~ Hell Gate by Peter Tonkin

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Another new to me author and one I’m excited to try, @petertonkin50

I for one, love my thrillers, so toss in the Spetznaz and stolen weapons, yep, I’m so there.

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Eamonn O’Hanlon, a local to the Ballymore area of Ireland, is trying to charm a young American-Irish lady named Mary-Ann.

However, just as things seem to be going Eamonn’s way, a bullet pierces him and continues on to pass through the chest of Mary-Ann, killing them both.

Why would someone kill these apparently innocent bystanders?

And who would do it in the first place?

The perpetrators realise the mistake of killing these two people, one of whom is a local who will surely be noticed missing, and are forced to clean up the scene.

Even though they cover their tracks and dispose of the bodies and the car, local investigators catch on to the disturbingly professional nature of the murders…

At the same time, Robert Mariner, the owner of a fleet of super-cat boats, is preparing for the wedding of his father-in-law, however their plans to sail across the channel on one of his boats for the ceremony are cut short by the news of the murders in Ireland.

As it turns out, a piece of climbing equipment, left by the murderers, is that which is used specifically by the SPETZNAZ, the Russian special forces.

An investigator remembers that his friend, Richard Mariner, has come into contact with this equipment.
But who are these people?

While the investigation is on-going, a brand new and very modern ship, the New England, pulls into Boston harbour in preparation for its maiden voyage.

While soaring across the ocean, they are contacted by a vessel, the Calcutta that has caught fire and is sinking rapidly with people still aboard.

As the closest ship nearby, the New England heads in their direction, only to realise upon rescuing those on the boat that it was all a trick.

With the ships now loaded with stolen weapons and explosives, what can be done to stop these terrorists and save the lives of those caught in the middle of an international political nightmare?

Saturday Selection ~ Sex, Lies, and Snickerdoodles by Wendy Delaney

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

First off, I love this title.

This is book 2 in @Wendy_Delaney Working Stiffs mystery series.

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Everybody’s got a secret. A secret crush. A secret liaison. A secret recipe. And for a deadly few, a secret murder.

Port Merritt’s favorite bad boy, Russell Falco, was a seasoned veteran of secret liaisons. But after his body washes up on the shore of Merritt Bay, Deputy Coroner and human lie detector, Charmaine Digby, suspects one of those liaisons got Russell killed.

Secrets. Lies. Cookie-baking rivals. And a dead guy. Char’s on the case and is determined to find the killer . . . if the killer doesn’t find her first!

Saturday Selection ~ Unexpectedly Mine by Stephanie Rowe

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

The first in a contemporary series by @StephanieRowe2 this one takes me to a town in Maine. Personally, I love small town stories and series.

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The moment his ex-wife walked out with his daughter, Griffin Friesé lost everything that mattered to him. After two years of agonizing failure to reconnect with his daughter, he’s heading to Birch Crossing to find her. Unfortunately for Griffin, he arrives to find the town has rallied against him to protect their own from an outsider. His only ally is a single mom whose warmth and determination just might break through the protective walls around his heart.

Since the day she became an eighteen-year-old widow with an infant, Clare Griffin’s only goal has been to provide for her daughter. She has worked so hard to be strong, and the last thing she can afford is to open her heart to a man who will soon be leaving town, no matter how much he awakens the long-extinguished light inside her. But when Griffin helps rescue her daughter in a fierce storm, an unbreakable connection is formed between Clare and the tormented business mogul, a bond that threatens the fragile foundations of their lives.

Saturday Selection ~ Whom the Gods Love by M.M. Perry

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

So I’ve definitely fallen off this posting wagon the past few months. Been reading, just haven’t been posting. I apologize about that. Here we go:

This is a new author to me, M.M. Perry and I’m completely looking forward to reading this one. Love a woman who isn’t afraid to battle. @MM_Perry ? thank you for this!

51BXxPvMVdLWhen Cass draws her blade, nothing can stop her. Except maybe a god.

Cass is eager to help when she is called. Gunnarr is eager to help Cass. When he suggests they go on a mission together, she’s pleased the big man noticed her. Unfortunately, the gods have taken notice as well, and that spells trouble for them both.

Tasked with a noble entreaty, Cass and Gunnarr set out with a group of friends on a harrowing adventure. It will take more than harpies, giant spiders and ogres to stop them from getting the job done, but the gods are far more dangerous than any of their creations. Certain death lurks at the end of this quest.

As Cass and Gunnarr close in on their goal, and to each other, it becomes clear a terrible choice must be made. Cass must decide what’s more important to her, the love of a good man, or the life she’s trying to save. Can she escape her fate?

 

Saturday Selection ~ Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

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The title alone grabbed my attention. Love it! This is the first book in Ghost-in-Law Mystery Romance series. #excited to learn about            @JanaDeLeon and her writing.

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Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana.

Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit.

DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

(Note: This book is part of the author’s backlist, originally released in print in 2009 by Dorchester Publishing)

 

Saturday Selection ~ Dog Gone Lies by Ted Clifton

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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Sheriff Ray Pacheco returns from his introduction in The Bootlegger’s Legacy to start a new chapter as a private investigator, along with his partners: Tyee Chino, often-drunk Apache fishing guide, and Big Jack, bait shop owner and philosopher.

The trio are pulled into a mystery immediately when an abandoned show dog appears at Ray’s cabin and the dog’s owner is reported missing. Ray and his team pursue leads that bring them into confrontations with the local sheriff, the mayor, and the FBI, while in the meantime two bodies are found—neither of which is the missing woman.

 

Saturday Selection ~ Southern Spirits by Angie Fox

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

5186UWh9VoL__SY346_All new series and it’s a mystery, so yes, I’m stoked. I’ve read books by @AngieFoxauthor  before, but this series is a first for me. #excited

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One simple mistake…
For a girl who is about to lose her family home,
Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster,
And opens Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world.

When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.

Ellis Wydell is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon, Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.

There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn’t above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?