The Reasons to Stay by Laura Drake

 
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Where she belongs?

Free spirit Priscilla Hart doesn't get tied down, to anyone or any place. Then she arrives in Widow's Grove and meets her half brother. The ten-year-old tough guy has no one else but her. So Priss stay—for now.

But her sexy new landlord, Adam Preston, is interfering with her ideas. He's everything Priss normally steers clear of—committed, stable and no rebellious urges in sight. As opposite as they are, each conversation, each touch, each kiss they share feels so right. Can a little gangster-wannabe, an irresistible "nice" guy; and an odd assortment of new friends make Priss want to stay for good?


 
5 stars*****
Laura Drake never disappoints! She has a way of writing characters that you can easily connect with... and small town, slow moving romance fans will love this series!
In this story we re-visit Widow's Grove... the small town we came to know and love in book one of this series... Her Road Home... Her Road Home by Laura Drake Even though this is the second book in this series it is easily read as a stand alone.
I do love the female lead characters in this series so far. They are flawed but strong and independent. Priss was running from a less than happy childhood but finds her way to Widow's Grove after her mother passes away. There she meets her half brother Nacho and she finds herself in the difficult position of attempting to become a.. "parent". A frightening path for someone who doesn't like to stay in one place for very long. She also meets Adam, a middle class "nice" guy. Priss doesn't do nice guys but there is something irresistible about this small town pharmacist.
Adam is stuck in a rut himself... his past demons have him crippled with fear, especially when it comes to heights. He is drawn to Priss because of her courage and strength.
They each, in their own unique way, provide something for the other that is lacking and it doesn't take long for love to blossom.
Another bonus to Laura Drake is her inclusion of supporting characters that also win you over and tug at the heart strings. I love the way she takes these characters and intertwines little side stories to go along with the blooming romance.
Another enjoyable read by one of my favorite authors! And, in case you didn't know, she just won the RITA award for best first book for her cowboy romance novel called The Sweet Spot... The Sweet Spot (Sweet on a Cowboy, #1) by Laura Drake... One of my favorite cowboy romances! So, check it out if you like that genre.

ARC was provided by the author! 


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Sweet on a Cowboy series: 
The Sweet Spot
Nothing Sweeter

Her Road Home

Coming Soon!  Blog tour and K's Review of Sweet on You...  Sweet on a Cowboy #3:





Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey



Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: eBook
Page Count: 51 (short story)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


 After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?

Taking Control by Jen Frederick

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Release Date: September 8, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Have you read book one in this series??  Click here to buy Losing Control on Amazon!

The hotly anticipated sequel to Losing Control.

I thought I needed only one thing in my life–the money and power to crush one man. But the moment I laid eyes on Victoria Corielli, my thirst for revenge was replaced by my craving for her.

No rule would keep me away; no obstacle too large to overcome. Not her will, not our differing social positions, not my infamous past. When she lost everything, I helped her pick up the pieces. When she trusted me with everything, she sealed her fate.

I’ve convinced Victoria she can put her heart in my hands. Now I have to protect it–from her shady stepfather and my business rivals, from enemies known and hidden. I’ll do anything to keep her. And I might have to prove it, because now Victoria's risking more than her heart to be with me; she’s risking her life.

COMBUST by Tessa Teevan ♥ RELEASE BLITZ

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Combust is the first in an Explosive spin-off series called The Wellingtons.
 

Three Little Birds by Carol E. Wyer

 
Challenge Carol!!
 
 Humorous author, Carol E. Wyer has just taken launching a new book to a new level. To coincide with the forthcoming release of her seventh book, Carol will be taking on some unusual challenges including belly dancing, a ‘Bush Tucker’ trial, zorbing and zip lining while playing a kazoo and indoor skydiving. Carol says, “After completing the book I suddenly had an urge to have a go at some of the challenges that the characters face. So, I thought, why not? The inner child in me went crazy with delight and encouraged me to commit to a few mad challenges before I remembered how old I really am. It’s too late to back out now so, we’ll have to see how they work out.” The first challenge is in London at GoApe where she will attempt to zipline while playing a kazoo and try not to land on her publisher who is accompanying her. You can see the results at her blog or YouTube. Her latest release, Three Little Birds due out August 15th is a tale of friendship, self-discovery, romance and topped with lashings of the by now familiar humour we have come to expect from this author. 

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Three Little Birds is published by Safkhet Publishing and released August 15th
Purchase links on Safkhet website and Amazon UK  
 
Three Little Birds If your friend challenged you, would you dare?  

Charlie Blundell cannot get over the tragic death of her only daughter. She drifts between her job at the Art cafe and her hospital radio show, the only things which give her life purpose. Her best friend, the madcap Mercedes, cajoles Charlie into writing a 'carpe diem' list, but then swaps Charlie's list with her own. Now, each must complete the other's challenges, and the outcomes will astound both of them. The challenges begin as a series of relatively harmless, fun activities. Soon, though, the stakes increase when Charlie has to complete her challenges to save the hospital radio station. As the tasks become more demanding, a handsome stranger takes an interest in her, but he is not what he seems. One challenge causes a secret buried deep within her to surface, which may prove to be her undoing. Three Little Birds is a story of love, friendship and discovery, laced with hilarity and topped by a wickedly funny parrot called Bert.
 
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Carol E Wyer is an ex-teacher and linguist who lives in rural Staffordshire. Having written a series of educational yet amusing books for children, she turned her attention to the adult market in 2010 when her son flew from the nest. Her best-selling novels have won several awards for humour and much attention from the media. Since then, she has appeared on over thirty BBC radio stations, several international radio stations, NBC television and BBC Breakfast television discussing age-related subjects such as ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’. Her writing style has been described frequently by the media as 'witty' or 'humorous' and has even been compared to the acerbic wit of Jeremy Clarkson and the humour of Robin Williams. Carol has written articles for and featured in several national women’s magazines including Take A Break, Choice, Woman’s Weekly and Woman's Own who also wrote about her journey to becoming a best-selling author. Last year, she took a crash course in stand-up comedy and has performed her comedy talk Smile While You Still Have Teeth to sell-out audiences in Lichfield, The Black Country and will be on main stage the Isle of Wight Literary Festival in October along with big name celebrities, Alan Titchmarsh, Katie Price, Sheila Hancock and novelist Katie Fford. 

Follow Carol on:
 
 Twitter @carolewyer or Facebook Carol E Wyer
 
 

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Author Spotlight ~Jewel E. Ann ~



 


About Jewel E. Ann

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she's not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.


1.)    What is the most exciting thing that has happened so far in your latest release?
Does it give away the moment if I confess I’m answering this before it’s officially released? So while I’m waiting to answer with bestseller lists and rave reviews (fingers crossed) I have to say seeing my cover for the first time has been the most exciting part. I still get an embarrassingly huge grin on my face every time I look at it. Mae I Design is AMAZING!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
2.  We talk a lot here on KT Book Reviews about wine and chocolate, what’s your favs?
Dark chocolate is my obsession and I made it Addy’s too in Holding You—Allison’s Gourmet Vegan Truffles. It’s not as classy and please don’t hold it against me, but I usually prefer a cold bottle of beer over wine, but …. I do enjoy a nice glass of Riesling or wine in the form of Sangria.                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                   
3.  What is something you want your reader to know about your latest release?
It’s a standalone so there is NO CLIFFHANGER, LOL! Undeniably You is a steamy romantic comedy with a little less angst than the Holding You series, but still filled with deep emotions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
4.  What’s your favorite quote?
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ~ Pablo Picasso

5.  What will be or has been your summer read? 


I’ve been writing! But I will have to check out One Night Promised - Jodi Ellen Malpas, and Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover. My sister tells me I need to read the Artists Trilogy - Karina Halle, so that too has made my TBR list.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 


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BOUND IN BLUE by Jessica Ingro Cover Reveal

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Strong ties aren't easily broken... First loves have the ability to fill us with hope and then shatter us when they end. Some people can pick up the pieces and move on. Others simply learn how to exist as a fragment of the person that they used to be. Shane “Mack” MacAllister is one of the ones simply existing. His wife Ella died at a young age, leaving him alone and broken. Shane knew he’d never be able to give himself to another, believing there was nothing left to give. That is until a young, feisty doctor blazed into his life and made him rethink letting someone into what’s left of his tattered heart. Dr. Megan Huntley has devoted her life to taking care of others, ever since her twin sister was brutally murdered. She might not have been able to save her sister, but she has made it her mission to help other victims. Long hours in the Emergency Room and volunteer work at the Rape Crisis Center leave little time for relationships. When Megan meets the rugged and handsome Shane MacAllister, she decides to throw caution to the wind and take the police detective for a ride. Too bad she can’t get him out of her head… or her life. Will Shane and Megan be bound together by true love? Or will past loves and tragedy tear them apart?
**Bound in Blue can be read as a standalone**

A.L. Jacksons' Regret Series and more!



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My name is Tatiana Pavlenko. I am the Russian Ballet’s Prima Ballerina. It’s been a tough journey to reach the pinnacle of my career, and it has come at a great cost … my soul.

I have been known by many names throughout my young life, but no one knows the true identity of who I really am.

War is about to break out around Russia, and it is the perfect opportunity for me to kill every man who has hurt me; who had his way with me.

The evil that’s about to strike down on Russia’s powerful men isn’t from their neighbouring countries. It’s from me, the one they call Ten' smerti … Death’s Shadow.

 




Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4) by Christine Amsden







Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.

When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood’s grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie’s father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.

But things may not be precisely as they appear.

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.


Print Release Date: October 15, 2014
Audiobook Release Date: TBA


The Cassie Scot Series
Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.






Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.

In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.

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Whelp, all good things must come to an end, and sadly it is time to say goodbye to one of my favorite heroines: Cassie Scot. What we get in the final book of this fantastic series is tears, laughter, understanding, and closure.

Just being able to watch Cassie grow into her own was a great to see. From sheltered to fierce, Cassie has kept all her good qualities. She shows compassion and a caring attitude even when she, herself, is at risk. In a world where nothing is done freely and favors are paid in full, Cassie has learned to maneuver it well without any real “natural” magic.

Evan is phenomenal in the final book. Stepping up and stepping in. He makes his intentions known and his reward for such unwavering love and loyalty will touch your heart.

What more can I say? A great ending to a wonderful little series.

5 STARS!
T~


Do you ever wonder what happened to your favorite characters after the dust settles? I know I do! Just click below!

RoseAnn DeFranco's THE RIGHT CHORD



Years in the cutthroat L.A. music industry have Kit Maggio yearning for love and acceptance in her hometown, Audubon Springs. Her position as a Theater Arts professor doesn't erase years of being shoved aside by her family. Her baby sister is getting married, and her high school sweetheart doesn't recognize her. Will she ever find what she needs?



Vince Iuliano never imagined he'd be a single dad. Vowing no woman will ever again break his daughter's heart, he focuses on providing a happy and stable home. But when the love of his life rents the house next door, can he take a chance on happiness?



Vince never forgot Kit. Setting out to earn her forgiveness, they fall back into the rhythm of love and heat, much like the songs they wrote as teens. When L.A. calls, will Kit go, or stay and write her greatest love song?


Release of Dust to Dust the final installment




Pocket Star E-Nights HOLLOW by Ava Conway & CRACKS IN THE ARMOR by HELENA HUNTING.



Exquisite Trouble Iron Horse MC, #1

Before I met Smoke I’d never been kissed, really kissed, by a man, let alone a biker sex god bent on taking my virginity and my heart.

I got dragged into the deadly world of the Iron Horse MC by my crazy twin sister who is engaged to the club’s President and the schemes of my even crazier mom who only cares about herself. Smoke has been assigned by the club to keep me safe even though he’s everything that I should be afraid of. He’s the kind of man who lives by his own rules and does whatever he wants whenever he wants, but he treats me like I’m something rare and precious, not a socially dysfunctional basket case who has no idea how to love, but needs him more than her next breath.

Not that my feelings matter, because if we don’t find my mother soon, the only thing I’ll have to be worried about is who is going to kill me first.



INDISCRETION: Vol 2 & 3 COVER REVEAL

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Title: INDISCRETION: Vol. 2
Author: Elisabeth Grace
Publication Date: August 18, 2014
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Fraternizing with the competition? Check.

Risking everything I’d worked so hard for? Check.

Mind-shattering orgasms? Double check.

Max Richfield made me forget myself. Forget all the reasons why I'd chosen to be alone for so long. I had goals. I needed stability. He brought chaos. I’d taken years erecting my walls. And with good reason, I would soon discover.

Now my inability to see beyond Max’s charm could cost me everything.