A Problematic Love By Rebecca Rohman

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★ A Problematic Love Synopsis



Eight years after her fiancé was murdered, attorney Megan Kole has fully reconciled two areas of her life: her intelligent and precocious son who never knew his father and the thriving law practice that is her late father's legacy. The remainder of Megan's world stalled in a paralyzing grief that she effectively compartmentalized until a transfer to Seattle brings a handsome but deeply mysterious billionaire into her life.

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Daemon Ros has been an outcast since the day he was born. His parent's cold indifference and their lavish but emotionally vacant lifestyle prompted him to assert his financial independence from a young age. Adoration for his ailing brother is the only connection he allows to penetrate the vault he has built around his heart, until a devoted mom and her enchanting son introduce him the true meaning of family bonds.   

But a chance legal encounter where Megan acts as mediator in a Ros family business dispute leads to far more than either expected. When a shocking truth leads to a love affair between Megan and Daemon that is forbidden in every conceivable way, the barely-restrained chemistry that scorches between them threatens an injunction on everything and everyone they hold dear. As pasts cross, memories threaten and lies surface in a trial far more deadly than anything inside a courtroom, an arbitration of the heart could prove the only way for them both to make it out alive. 
 





★ A Problematic Love Excerpt - Their first encounter…  





Late the next evening, the setting sun fills my office with a warm glow. I might appreciate the Puget Sound views from my twenty-sixth floor office if I wasn’t in a verbal sparring match on the phone with Daemon Ros’s assistant.  



“Mr. Kang, this is unacceptable. Your legal department won’t respond to my calls, and now you’re telling me that Mr. Ros has specifically directed you and his staff not to speak to me?” I wait for an answer but he says nothing. “I would have expected more from a man with such stature. Does Mr. Ros always hide behind his employees this way?”  

“Ms. Kole, I… I apologize, but he’s my boss. I have to respect his wishes. I wanted to acknowledge that we received your calls and emails and messages and let you know where things stand.”

I sense I’ve made this man very uncomfortable. Good. Uncomfortable leads to results. “Please do me a favor and deliver this message to your elusive boss.” 

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“Okay.”  

“Verbatim. Tell him he needs to start growing some testicular fortitude and stop shadowing you and the rest of his employees. At the very least, he could have some class and dignify my client’s request with a personal response.”  

He gasps then another male voice comes across. “Ms. Kole, this is Daemon Ros.”  

My heart skips a beat at his announcement. His voice is smoky, pleasant on the ears; his tone is firm and strong. He has an indistinct accent, maybe European. Makes me wonder about the man behind the voice.

I’m surprised to hear him at the end of the line. If I had known insulting his manhood would get a prompt response, I would have done it long ago.  

“Vulgarity won’t get you what you want,” he continues tersely.  

“I’ve respectfully tried to reach you through the appropriate lines of communication with no response. I called and sent you repeated emails, left messages at all your contact numbers, and reached out to your legal department—all to no avail. I had to take it to the next level.”  

“Are you always this persistent?”  

“I’m paid to be relentless not to sit on my ass and expect things to happen. I make things happen.”  

“It’s obvious that you are completely oblivious to the kind of man my father really is,” he says, his voice completely void of emotion. “Sure you want to be making things happen for him?”  

“Your father prefers to settle this matter out of court.”  

“Is that what he told you?” he chuckles, his words stained with more than a hint of sarcasm.  

“Well, I hate to be the one to tell you this Ms. Kole, but that’s the only way he will get me to turn over any shares of this company to him. Looks like you’ll be busy. Start the paperwork.”  

“You don’t mince words, Mr. Ros.”  

“And I didn’t mince words with my father’s legal department the last time I spoke to them,” he replies coolly. “He wanted his shares back, and I said I wouldn’t sell.”  

“Your father was adamant about settling this amicably.” I lie. “Can we meet and discuss this, with your father and your legal counsel present? Perhaps over lunch? My treat.” I aim for charming. I hope I don’t sound like I’m begging.  

“Ms. K—”  

“Mr. Ros. Anywhere. Name the place and time, and we’ll be there. It would be so much better if we could all sit and talk and come to some sort of agreement about this. Think of all the time and money saved if we avoid court.”  

“He can take me to court if he wants,” he says vehemently. “He has no legal grounds. I obtained those shares legally.”  

“Mr. Ros, you’ve never shown any interest in running this company with your father, yet you now have controlling interest. I sense there is more to this. Why are you doing this? What exactly is it that you want?”  

Silence fills the line. I’m not sure if it’s because I touched a nerve or because he’s thinking. I lower my voice. “Please. Let’s talk. I know your time is valuable, and you’d prefer to spend your days running your business and enjoying your family instead of rounding up witnesses, meeting lawyers and all the other complications and delays that happens with the courts. Reaching an agreement is less stressful on all parties involved.”  

“Let me think about it. In a few days, someone will contact you with my decision.”  



Yes! I hope that decision is to meet, because if it’s not, I have no idea how I can legally get my client those shares back. Might this be the first case I lose?    






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Divergent by Veronica Roth


 

Synopsis


In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.


During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


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What I Think


I love this series it is not the first time i have said it and i bet it wont be the last but this series has everything you want in a book. you have a love story that blossoms in front of you as well as evil people that are after the main character, action that is not stop right up until the last page.

Tris takes us on her story from the faction she grows up with her family to the faction she picks and try's to become a full member and she jumps and i mean JUMPS in to it with her mind open and ready for anything, but one thing she didnt think about is the people she would meet and get to know.

I'm leaving it there so i dont give to much away Veronica Roth is a amazing author and i will be reading everything she has written.
 
By now everyone would of seen the movie an knows what the books are about but as always there is something they keep out of the movies :) read and find out.
  
 

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On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

 

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Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…
Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realises that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.

 

What I Think


 

This is a book I could not put down until I finished it, the finish was sweet. Joss is very alone person meaning she tries so hard not to let anyone in to her life but for someone that wants to be in her own world Joss open ups to Braden. Braden has a lot to do and as the story goes on he gets more on his plate with work as well as in his personal life (family) but still wants to spend as much time with Joss as he can, but things happen and Joss pulls back and she finds out want and who's important in her life.

If you want to have a nice story to read this book is for you Samantha Young it amazing author and if you like this book there is many more that she has also written, check it out you wont regret it.


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Single Wide Female In Love - The Date by Lillianna Blake


Synopsis



I’m putting all of my cards on the table with Blue.

And yes, I do realize that I can’t seem to stop these irrational (and slightly impure!) thoughts about Max—Max, my best friend.

And I know it’s a risk. You’re right! And I’ll probably never make a move but I so wish that I could get just one kiss from those lips…maybe that would stop the madness once and for all.

Anyway, that’s not likely so…

Regardless, I’m gonna meet THE one. If Blue never shows up, I’m on a mission to find my Mr. Right and this time I won’t stop until I do.

Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me, okay?


What I Think

I was on Amazon one day and this book cover caught my eye, read the synopsis and brought it. I left it for a while as i had books in front of it but when it was time to read it i could not put it down, NO really once i start it i had to finish.

I found that Sammy just a alone girl who wanted to be loved or in love by the perfect guy. She did find someone but online and every time she set a date with him he well you can read it to find out.

Sammy did have a amazing guy in her life her best friend Max who would do anything for her as you will see just how much once you read it.

I am giving this sweet loving book a four readers rating and recommending to my followers if you want to read a good book this is the one for you.


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Fear of Falling by S.L. Jennings




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I can’t remember the last time I felt completely safe. Security seemed more like a luxury to me, reserved for those who were fortunate enough to have picture perfect childhoods. For those who didn’t bear the ugly scars that keep me bound in constant, debilitating fear. I’ve run from that fear my entire life. But when I met him, for once, I couldn’t run anymore.

He scared the hell out of me in a way that excited every fiber of my being. It wasn’t the tattoos or the piercings. It wasn’t the warmth that seemed to radiate from his frame and blanket me whenever he was near. It was just…him. The scary beautiful man that threatened to alter 23 years of routine and rituals, and make me face my crippling fear.

My name is Kami and I am constantly afraid. And the thing that scares me the most is the very thing I want.

“Don’t worry,” he smiled, pulling me into the hard warmth of his chest. “I’ve got you. I’ll always catch you when you fall.”

And just like that, Blaine had staked his claim on the untouched part of me that no living soul had ever moved. He had captured every fear, every reservation, and crushed them in the palm of his inked hand.




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Military wife, mother of 3 boys, and author of The Dark Light Series & Fear of Falling.

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What I Think

 

I have been lucky to been picked to read this ARC and a couple from different authors but I was so happy when I got this one as S.L. Jennings is one of if not my favourite author and I have read all her work any how enough about that lets talk about the book.

Kami is a person which believes that she cant love someone and someone cant love her unless its Dominic and Angel (family she made). Dominic and Kami meet in College, Dominic has his own evil past he lives with everyday but he is there for Kami in a way like a big brother, and Angel is a girl that Dominic had been with in the past in high school but stayed friends with,(Angel tells us that he was the one that turned her) but you will read want happens.

 Blaine has had is own trouble in the past. been in trouble with the police and a cheating lover, he has learnt to stop holding everything in to keep everyone else happy and learnt to speak his mind, lets just say it sometimes gets him in and out of trouble. Blaine is the owner of a bar named Dive he took it over from his uncle. That took him in when he was younger, you will meet CJ in this story he is Blaine's cousin there is a lot I could say about him but will let you find out.

The first time Blaine seen Kami was just after she pulled up in front of a bar called Dive, she was sitting in the car talking to herself little did he know she was on the phone to Angel asking if she would meet her there for a drink, as she just dumped her boyfriend and needed to drown it with drinks, of course Angel said she will be right there. Kami went in and sat at the bar with her head down and ordered her drinks while waiting for Angel to show, CJ sat down near her trying to crack on to her but she wasn't into it but when she looked up, Blaine stood in front of her all tattooed, tongue pierced and sexy as hell.

This book was amazing I cant say enough about it. and because of that it has moved up to my #1 spot of must read books and I'm happy to tell people to buy it because I know they will love it just as much as me.
The way S.L.Jennings wrote this is amazing it grabs you from the first word to the last word and that is why I'm giving it my highest rating.



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Slammed by Colleen Hoover




 

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Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbour with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.





What I Think

 
The start of this book was sort of sad the family had to move from one side of the states to the other leaving their childhood home and everything and everyone they knew and where the memories were of their father who died not long ago. There was reasons why they had to move but their mother didn't tell them, well not until she had to. 

 
It was a long drive for Layken who was taking in turns with her mother driving the U-Haul truck and the car. It was even longer because she didn't what to go but as all good books go, things happen, people are met, friendships and relationships are formed.  


 
Colleen Hoover drags you into this book and keeps you there until the last word, it had me crying laughing. the poetry in this book was amazing loved every single piece but i do have to favourite ones which are of course Wills and Lakes, I don't think I have ever been so into a book that I forgot where I was when reading it until this one and I hope it keeps on going on to the next two books in this amazing trilogy.
 
 
I recommend this book and every other book written by Colleen Hoover And I'm also putting this book in my must reads list. I recommending this book to everyone even if you don't like the romance books you will love it anyway.

 


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Interview with Lila Felix



  • What is the hardest thing about writing ?
I think the hardest thing about writing is hitting that publish button. It’s like reaching inside yourself, tearing off a little piece of your heart and then putting it on an examination table. It’s so scary. Even after 11 novels and 1 novella, it never gets easy.

  • Have you ever had writers block - if so what got you through it ?
I have not ever had writer’s block. I think the key to not getting writer’s block is to read as much as possible. It gets the creative juices flowing.

  • Do you read much or at all ?
I read TONS! I read more now than I did before I was a writer. I try to cram books in between books and I also use books as a reward system for getting my word goals completed.

  • If you do read who/what are your favorite Authors/Genre ?
I have some favorites. I love anything YA (paranormal, romance). Some of my favorites are Rachel Higginson, Shelly Crane, Amy Bartol, Jamie Magee, Anne Eliot, Amber Garza, A.M. Hargrove and Amity Hope.

  • Do you read your books review ?
Yes. I read them. I’ve grown a thicker skin since starting and now have a little more strength to take the bad ones. But every once in a while, one will really get me down.

  • If you were asked for advice from an aspiring writer what would you tell them ?
Write, write and write some more. Do the work. No one is going to sell your books for you. Email the bloggers, put in the social media time, and then keep writing some more. And always edit, edit, edit.

  • Which Authors inspire you ?
Shelly Crane, Rachel Higginson, Amy Bartol, Jamie Magee, Amber Garza, Samantha Young, Michelle Leighton, Quinn Loftis: They all inspire me and I’m so blessed to call them my friends.

  • Tell us a bit about yourself ?
I live in Louisiana with my three kids, three dogs and I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 15 years. And I love cookies.

  • How does it feel to have your work published ?
It’s such a blessing, but boy is it work. I bet I work 60+ hours a week. But I love every single second of it.

  • Do you still like writing as much as you did when you first started ?
I do. I love it. I’m enamored with telling my stories.

  • Where is your favorite place to write if you have one ?
Anywhere! I can literally write anywhere.

  • If you weren't writing what else do you be doing ?
I would be a stay at home mom.

  • What is your comfort food ?
Pasta!! I love pasta, anything pasta.

  • Do you listen to music when you write ?
Yes, music is my world. I turn it on first thing in the morning and it doesn’t end until I go to bed. I can remember what music was playing during some significant moments in my life.

  • The funnest thing happened at a signing ?
It’s all fun! I love meeting my readers. I have the most kick butt readers on the planet!

  • The Scariest thing happened at a signing ?
I’m always a nervous wreck at a signing. As much fun as it is, I get totally nervous! It’s all scary.





10 Quick Questions

 

 

  •  Chocolate - White / Dark / Milk
white
  • Pets - Dog / Cat / Bird / Fish
dogs
  • Hair - Long / Short
long
  • Getaway - Mountains / Beach
Beach
  • Holidays - Easter / Xmas / Halloween
Christmas!
  • Movies - Horror / Comedy / Romance
All of the above.
  • Wine - Red / White
I don’t drink alcohol.
  • Season - Summer / Winter
Winter
  • Meal - Fast Food / Home-cooked
Home cooking every time.
  • Favorite Ice cream 
Bluebell Southern Blackberry cobbler.


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If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones


Synopsis

When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers.



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I have been wanting to read this book for while and have picked it up and put it down a few times. only because I have had read a trilogy both times before hand, but this time I did not put it down and I was glad I didn't. the story starts to me really full on with a sex scene which might turn some people off  but bare with it because you soon come to understand that It is something Sara is reading.

The story follows Sara a high school teacher who's neighbour Ella wins a storage locker of a lady, but Ella goes off to get married in Paris out of the blue and she asks Sara to clean out the storage locker for her as she only has a week to do so or it get resold to someone else and that Sara can keep the profits from the things that are in it she sells.

Sara is unsure she wants to sell anything, she looks through the storage locker for information to give the lady her things back Sara reads the lady's journals to see if she can find her whereabouts. she finds out that she works at ALLURE Art Gallery somewhere Sara as always wanted to work as she has studied and got her Major in Art.

It also follows Chris Merit a Famous Artist who's art is hanging in ALLURE Art Gallery. There was a event for another artist to unveil a new piece. That is where Chris meets Sara for the first time when she is running late for the unveiling.

There is a lot that happens in this book but the way it is written is amazing and you don't get lost with who is who but it keeps you guessing all the way, oh and the ending I did not see that coming. I will be reading the rest of the trilogy as soon as I can.

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Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones


Synopsis

The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition of  Fifty Shades of Grey

Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.

In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?


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What I Think

I got this book as a ARC from NetGalley but have ended up buying all three books that are out i have review the first one only a couple of days ago and i plan on reviewing the third in a couple of days i am in love with the story of Chris and Sara the emotions that they put you through is amazing.

This book starts off from where the first one up ends. I am so glad that i waited until the three books where out to start reading them as i don't think i could of waited for the next one. in this one Sara opens up more and tells Chris the big secret from the past, but Chris does open up a little more but in the end something big happens.


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Revealing Us by Lisa Renee Jones


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The third installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance series—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.

You've discovered Rebecca's secrets. You've discovered Sara's secrets. Now Sara will discover "his" deepest, darkest secrets...but will those secrets bind them together--or tear them apart?


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily



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I got this book as ARC from NetGalley for a honest review and honestly it was a amazing book I couldn't put it down, I had read the first two and was hooked on them from the first page Lisa Renee Jones knows how to get you into the book and keep you there. I am hoping there is another book to follow but if there isn't then it finished in a great spot.

The third follows Chris and Sara's story where the second one finished not knowing where things were heading with them, Chris still to tell Sara his big secret and hoping that she doesn't run. once they get to Paris Sara finds out fast that Chris past is out to get him back into they way he was before.

There is a lot I want to say but I think that will give things away so all i'm going to say is that if you like Lisa Renee Jones then this is another of her books to read.


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Chasing the Shadows & Kiss the Night Goodbye by Keri Arthur





Synopsis


Chasing the Shadows
A QUESTION OF LUST

Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of an old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find her—whatever the cost. The authorities believe the kidnappings to be the work of a sick mind, but Nikki knows that the truth is something much worse—especially since she seems to have an unexpected psychic link to the killer. But as always, she is more than willing to risk her own life to save another’s.

For Michael Kelly, Nikki’s bravado is a source of endless terror. He wants nothing more than to make Nikki a permanent part of his life, but he knows that her quest is sure to get her killed. As they chase through the sewers and tunnels of San Francisco and the body count begins to rise, Michael badgers her to stay off the case, but Nikki has no intention of complying. She wants him to realize that she’s either a full partner in his life or she’s out. But nothing prepares her for the price she has to pay for her stubbornness—the life of someone she loves.



Kiss the Night Goodbye  
THE PRICE OF LOVE

Nikki James is just an ordinary, risk-taking, psychically inclined private eye until she hooks up with Michael Kelly. Now she is something more: one of the few, the chosen, the magic-wielding undercover operatives of the Damask Circle, an organization protecting humanity from a rising tide of evil. She wants nothing more than to pass the Circle’s strict entry exams so she can get on with the business of planning her wedding to Michael. But she quickly realizes that buying a wedding dress is the least of her worries.

One hundred years ago, Michael Kelly hunted down and killed the sorcerer responsible for murdering his lover. Now the brother of that man is out for revenge, and he intends to destroy all that Michael holds dear in the process. When Michael is kidnapped, the trail leads Nikki to a dusty ghost town surrounded by a potent magical barrier, leaving her to battle a madman alone with only her wits, strength, and the one psychic gift she cannot fully control. And to make matters even worse, Michael no longer seems to remember who she is.





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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than twenty-eight novels. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards and has won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.


Past day jobs
Clerk at the Bureau of Meteorology, Cook at the MCG, Function and Desert cook at the Essendon Football Club

Current Job
Full time writer and mum.

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What I Think


I was lucky enough to get these two books as ARCs from NetGalley for a honest review, and honesty these books are amazing the author takes you into the story and doesn't let you out until its finished.

Keri Arthur is now one of my favorite authors i love how she writes and i will be going to buy all her books as soon as im finished here. if you aren't sure about paranormal romances give this series a go as you will love it after you have read it.  


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Beautiful Entourage by E. L. Todd


Synopsis


Being a professional escort comes with its vices. To keep women from getting too clingy, stop them from dropping their panties, and silence them before they can blurt the L word, Rhett has made certain rules. He never breaks them.

Ever.

1. No Kissing.
2. No Feelings.
3. And definitely, absolutely, no sex.

But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated. Rhett's never had a problem separating work from pleasure. But now work and pleasure seem to be one and the same

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I didn't really get into this book until a few chapters in, for that I will have to mark down a bit, sorry if you don't agree but i know a lot of my followers wouldn't of continued reading it and would of missed out on a pretty good book. I do like how it is told in both main characters  and they both seem to be down to earth.

Rhett is the escort that gets hired but to be a boyfriend / friend not for what comes to your mind first off, he is just there for show.  He is a complete gentlemen in every way but as you can see from the synopsis that there are rules that Aspen or Rhett can break but things happen.

Aspen works hard for her fathers company but never gets the thanks. She was asked into her fathers office and was pretty much told she was not good enough because she was a girl and that she would not take over the company once he retired if she didn't have a man next to her, that is were Rhett comes into the story.

Rhett and Aspen fell in to friendship from the first meeting at the coffee shop. talking to each other came easy for both like they had been friends for years. Im recommending this book to my followers but just need to get through the first couple of chapters trust me it gets better, and im giving this book a three reader rating.

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Broken Beauty by Chloe Adams


Synopsis

First Serial in a series of six.

Sometimes bad things happen to beautiful people.

When socialite party girl Mia Abbott-Renou wakes up in a garden she has little recall of the previous night -- except that she is naked...hurt...terrified. Not only has she been raped, but she knows one of her assailants: the son of a wealthy politician who happens to be her own father’s political ally.

Mia wants and needs justice. Except this privileged boy has an alibi and her father forbids her from going to the police. It’s a critical election year, one that his party might lose if his image as a doting father is soured due to Mia being labeled a lush or worse, promiscuous.

Devastated at not having the support of her family, Mia finds herself in a tug-of-war with her conscience over what to do, especially since she can’t remember exactly what happened that night. Worse, the men who attacked her have hurt several other girls, and Mia may be the key to stopping them 

Mia tries to forget, until the unthinkable happens, and she’s left reeling once again, faced with a new challenge that will force her to take more control of her life.

 

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What I Think

I got this book as a ARC from NetGalley for a honest review and honesty this is one of the most emotional reads i have read in a while 

This is a story not many authors are willing to write about as the main character is abused and left in a garden to be found by two police officers the next morning, The people that abused her she knew one of them so thinking that she was safe but no far from it. Mia woke to people talking she wasn't sure where she was thinking she was at home, until she opened her eyes and find out that no she wasn't and that what she was dreaming really happened.

i don't want to say to much as it will give away what happens in the book but it is a must read  
This is the first book  of a six part series and i cant wait to see what happens to Mia.


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Say When by Tara West



Synopsis

He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin.
Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent.

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancée. Not like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse.

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.
Christina Duval

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A former Texas high school teacher, I enjoyed coaching the writing team and even the hectic deadlines that came with running the school publications. After taking a break to raise my baby girl, I now work from home as a cover artist.

In my spare time, I loves to read, exercise and spend time with family and friends. I contribute the cover art for my Whispers Series and have designed covers for over 500 other books.



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This story is one that everyone can connected to i know i did in so many ways. The way it was written was great, it started out Christina walking out on Jackson (he his no idea how to treat people let alone his fiance) she calls her best friend Karri to get her out of there.

Karri has a son and she doesn't know who the father is (or does she) she also has a drug problem and Jackson doesn't want Christina to have anything to do with her. Karri comes to pick Christina and when they were going out the engine blow so they pulled over in to a garage little did Christina know that everything would change.

She meet Andres will she walked right in to him. He has only been back from war for 5 weeks so he is still trying to get everything back to normal well as normal as his life will be after losing his best mate and thinking it was his fault.
I cant wait until the next book is out 


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Kathryn Mattingly Interview 2013


 Before I get started with the interview i would like to thank Kathryn Mattingly for taking the time out from writing to do this with me,she is a amazing author and i'm so glad i know her.




Tell us a bit about yourself. 


My debut novel Benjamin was released through Winter Goose Publishing this past May and is a New Century Quarterly Finalist. It is about a woman whose son (Benjamin) has some very special gifts, and how she is willing to do whatever necessary to protect him from having those gifts exploited. It’s a testament to women: strong, resourceful, selfless and never expecting anything in return for their often extraordinary sacrifices made in the best interest of a child. Add an impossible love triangle complicated by the Catholic Church, and there you have it, a story involving all the different types of love that drive us to do what we do, for better or for worse.

I have a short story collection coming out this January called Fractured Hearts, and another novel “Journey” one year from now. Prior to Benjamin I had a lot of short stories published in different anthologies and five of them have been recognized for excellence or received awards, including one from Writer’s Digest Magazine, which is my proudest short story feat. I teach creative writing at the University of Phoenix and have my own manuscript editing service called penpublishpromote. Visit Amazon's Kathryn Mattingly Page  and website: edgy words unleashed@ pen publish promote 


What is the hardest thing about writing? 

Getting into the zone, which might take a lot of fooling around on the Internet first- especially on FB and for me, with email.

Have you ever had writers block - if so what got you through it? 

I have never had writer’s block so to speak. I have panicked at times wondering if there is another book in me and then I will write down numerous clever plot ideas, stick them in a folder, and feel better.

Do you read much or at all? 

No writer should ever admit it if they do not read. You cannot be excellent at something you do not part-take in. No exceptions. Ever. I have always read prolifically. Lately, my reading is much more streamlined and mainly in my own genre- literary suspense.

Who are your favorite authors?

Recently I have admired the work of Elle Newmark, who wrote “The Sandalwood Tree.” The book is beautifully written and one that I took note of for having emotionally moving scenes and for creating particular moods I wished to study for use in my own writing. I also greatly admired the work Chris Cleave did in “Little Bee” and Tatiana de Rosnay in Sarah’s Key. ASA Harrison is also a wonderful writer and made the Silent Wife, for me, more fun to read for the writing rather than the plot.

Do you read your book reviews?

Always. It is part of the process- absorbing what others think of your work so that you can process it with everything else about your craft, and hopefully it will make you a better writer for your audience in the end.

If you were asked for advise from an aspiring writer what would you tell them? 

My first mentor, Elizabeth Engstrom, who wrote “Lizzy Borden” among many other books, told me once that “Persistence is the Key” and that advise, by the way, is golden for anybody trying to succeed in the world of words.

How does it feel to have your work published? 

It feels fantastic! It validates you as a person when you receive fan mail and reviews from people who can connect to and enjoy what you have written.

Do you still like writing as much as you did when you first started? 

If anything, I love it more. You enjoy writing on a whole new level as you become experienced with the craft and begin to appreciate finessing the finer elements.

Where is your favorite place to write if you have one?

My personal space is important to me, so wherever we live I need a cozy well-lit den with a large window to the outside world and all my favorite things surrounding me – books, favorite framed photos of family and other memorabilia from places I have traveled or events I have attended.

If you weren’t writing what else would you be doing? 

I’d be an artist painting in oils and acrylics, drawing with charcoal and pastels.

What is your comfort food? 

The one thing I will crave in the winter is something no restaurant could begin to recreate correctly and that is chicken and dumplings with mashed potatoes and peas, my favorite childhood meal.

Do you use a Pen name or real name? 

Although I am not crazy about my name and could think up some great pen names I am not working this hard to give some fictitious person the credit.

Do you listen to music when you write?

Yes, contemporary piano music.

What is the funniest thing that happened at a signing? 

I forgot someone’s name whom I should have known but I’d been signing so many books….

What is the scariest thing that happened at a signing?

Actually, the funniest thing was also the scariest- being mortified I might have to actually ask my friend their name, but fortunately I finally thought of it while they were standing there talking to me.



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Chocolate - White / Dark / Milk
Milk chocolate and specifically with salted caramel and macadamia nuts

Pets - Dog / Cat / Bird / Fish – 
Cat, Sophia and she is a short haired gray tabby

Hair - Long / Short- 
Long is much less work for me because my hair is thick and curly

Getaway - Mountains / Beach- 
Beach, preferably Maui

Holidays - Easter / Xmas / Halloween
Christmas with all my children is my favorite

Movies - Horror / Comedy / Romance
Never horror or violence, unless it is something extremely well done for plot and dialogue like Sixth Sense or Braveheart, but I love all other movies - especially artsy thought-provoking dramas

Wine - Red / White – 
I never met a good wine I didn’t like and it all has to do with the food pairing, but my go-to comfort drink for relaxing is red wine

Season - Summer / Winter
Summer, fall, spring…. and winter is my least favorite

Meal - Fast Food / Home-Cooked 
I am a foodie who also loves great cuisine around town, which never includes America’s definition of ‘fast food’


Favorite Ice cream 
Butter pecan, preferably paired with something still warm from the oven or scooped onto a crunchy waffle cone.




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