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Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Angel and the SEAL by by Petie McCarty


The
Angel and the SEAL
The
Mystery Angel Romances Book 3
by
Petie McCarty


Genre:
Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense

The
Angel and the SEAL . . . a cozy mystery with romantic suspense from
the Mystery Angel Romances series. An angel hidden in every book
waiting for you to figure out who . . .


Navy
SEAL Sean MacKay's teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly
nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes
MacKay's teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his
sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find
the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen
formula at all costs.

Foreclosure
looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near
Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL
Teams. Cory's whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay
shows up at her resort with the news of her brother's death and the
wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified
documents. No way will Cory trust MacKay—the man who once seduced
her and then vanished into the night without a trace.











Other
Books in the series:
No
Cowboys No Angels
The
Mystery Angel Romances Book 1


No
Angels for Christmas
The
Mystery Angel Romance Series Book 2



Petie
spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World—"The
Most Magical Place on Earth"—where she enjoyed working in the
land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales
by night, including her new series, The Cinderella
Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job to
write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time
writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and
her cozy-mystery-with-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel
Romances.


Petie
shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her
horticulturist husband and an opinionated Nanday conure named Sassy
who made a cameo appearance in
No
Angels for Christmas
.








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The Breach by C M Bethell


The
Breach: Devon
The
Guardian Series Book One
by
C M Bethell


Genre:
Romantic Suspense, Light Paranormal 

A
suspenseful narrative of good and evil wrapped in parallel worlds
with a unique love story, strong friendships, and glimpses of family
ties with twists and turns…is the bonding legend of the Anam Cara
real?

"Devon
Conchobar, a Celtic Guardian of Odin, a parallel world to Earth,
carries a dark secret which now confronts him as he endeavors, with
the help of his Guardian brothers, to prevent another portal breach
that could destroy everything and everyone he loves, including strong
willed Keira Cathbadh, with whom he experiences what could be the
legendary bonding of the Anam Cara. Was it real, or his
imagination?
Keira
Cathbadh, lost her mother and father the majority of her Clan, in a
portal breach on Odin. Devastated, she became the defacto leader of a
small band of survivors, guiding them to a new life on Earth. Her
determination to keep them safe and record their historical library
leads her to an unexpected encounter with the one man who can help
her face a new enemy and possibly open her heart. But will Keira be
able to forgive Devon's secret? Or resist the bond of the Anam Cara? 









C.
M. Bethell is an avid traveler and voracious reader of multiple
genres with interests in Celtic myths, shapeshifters, vampires,
parallel worlds, Guardians and immortals. Her current series is based
on Anam Cara lore with a touch of romantic suspense and a little
paranormal thrown into the mix. Bethell enters a new journey as a
writer and invites you to come - Enter My World...









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Ember Burning
Trinity Forest, Book 1
By: Jennifer Alsever
Narrated by: Moira Todd
Series: Trinity Forest, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 09-07-17
Language: English
Publisher: Sawatch Publishing

Publisher's Summary


Author Jennifer Alsever delivers an addictive story ideal for fans of The Uglies, We Were Liars, and Before I Fall about a teen grieving over her parent's tragic death who becomes entangled with a mysterious forest teeming with urban legends of strange disappearances and witchcraft.

Ember Trouve used to be alive, driven to become a musician and on a path to college. That was before her parents died. One day, after venturing into the fabled Trinity Forest, she goes missing. Now, Ember must confront the truth behind her parents' death - or lose herself to the forest forever.

In this fresh and compelling novel, Jennifer Alsever creates a paranormal world of loss, mystery, love, and survival as Ember searches for escape - and a path back to herself. Ember Burning is the first installment of the three-book Trinity Forest series.

©2017 Jennifer Alsever (P)2017 Jennifer Alsever

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5*
Jennifer Alsever blew me away with this story. I am not a huge fan of YA/NA books, but after this one  I may be changing my mind. I honestly stayed up till 2:30 AM to finish this story. For almost 9 hours I listened to this book straight except while eating dinner and taking a shower. It was that good.  This is the 1st book in the Trinity Forest series, and it is a fantastic start to a series. I also have the 2nd book Oshun Rising which I have already started listening to and so far it is just as good as the this one, but that is a review for another post. Language is at a bare minimum and there is no blatant sex. There is a couple sparse references to a date rape, but it is a quick reference with minimal details.

Moira Todd narrates this book and does a fantastic job. She also sings in the book. Moira has so much emotion you can actually feel the story and picture the details people, places, and things of the story.

Ember has lost everything in her short life. Both of her parents were killed in a car accident, and the guilt is eating Ember alive. She was in the car as well and arguing with her mother who was driving, so she feels as that their death is her fault. Ember's brother has left her to go off to college, and the grandmother she is living with makes her feel invisible. Ember is a senior in high school and has no life plans after graduation. And Ember has gotten on drugs as well. Her one hobby is collecting pictures of missing people and putting them in a  notebook.

Trinity Forest is a large wooded area near her home. The place is shrouded in mystery and legend. Everyone steers clear of the area. Ember wanting to get away heads to the forest. While there she meets a strange lady and has a strange conversation before heading deeper into the woods. There she meets a group of teens and has the time of her life. The next morning she leaves to go home. When she gets to school that morning she finds out everyone has been actually looking for her for 4 weeks.

Lost and confused she meets up with her drug buddies and ends up overdosing. After leaving the hospital her Grand Mother informs her she will be going into rehab. Ember decides to go back to the fun times in Trinity Forest hoping to find the group of teens again so she can feel alive again. She does find them but there is something strange about the place that she did not realize on her last visit. When she finds out she can never leave the Forest she fights to find a way home.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Audiobookworm Promotions on behalf of various authors, narrators, and publishers. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Top 10 List
Jess the Audiobookworm's top 10 Recommended Audiobook Activities
  1. Relaxing. This isn't so much an activity as a lack of an activity, but it allows for total audio immersion.
  2. Roadtripping. I love a great road trip playlist, but who says it has to be all about the music? Set cruise control and hit play!
  3. Exercising. Nothing takes my mind off of the pain of an intense workout like an even more intense story. A high-paced action thriller will still have your heart racing long after the cardio ends.
  4. Beaching. Audiobook listening is the ultimate summer fun. We've been bringing books to the pool and beach with us for decades, why not upgrade? Listening frees up your hands and you won't have to worry about a book blocking your sun or some kid splashing your pages.
  5. Working. Why count the hours in your work day when you could be counting the hours you've knocked off of your current audiobook? Turn 8 hour work days into 8 hour listening sessions. Just check with the boss first!
  6. Running errands. I always have an audiobook loaded up on my phone when heading out to run errands, especially if doctor visits are involved. I actually look forward to hanging out in waiting rooms now. I've also been known to accidentally LOL while listening in such situations… #awkward
  7. Coloring. Coloring is the perfect mindless activity to pair with audiobook listening. It's super relaxing and the combo keeps both your mind and hands occupied.
  8. Sleeping. I don't personally suffer from insomnia, but I've heard that audio listening has helped those who do. Listening to a great audiobook is the perfect way to drift peacefully off to sleep. Just remember to set a sleep timer on the book before settling in!
  9. Reading. Studies have shown that maximum comprehension is obtained through listening and reading simultaneously. This should end of the book versus audiobook debate once and for all. They’re both winners!
  10. Flying. Fear over flying? Pop an audio into your ears and lie back. I recommend choosing something relaxing like a nice Nicholas Sparks-esque romance. There's no need to heighten your anxiety with an adrenaline pumping Thriller.

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Falling For My Nemesis by Tia Souders


Falling For My Nemesis: A Sweet YA Romance
Tia Souders
(Sweet Water High, #6)
Publication date: June 11th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Spending time with my nemesis never felt so good.

Carson Brooks has been my enemy since the day he moved to town and tried to drown me in a rogue wave.

Not only are we enemies, but we’re not quiet about it either. We’re polar opposites. Where I’m a perfectionist and methodical in all things, he is carefree and the life of the party.

While Carson tries to trip me in the halls on a regular basis, I’m busy glaring holes through his disgustingly thick skull.

Oh, and did I mention I’m best friends with his little brother? Talk about inconvenient.

But it’s our senior year and my life is unraveling. My parents are at each other’s throats, I have yet to hear back about early admissions at the college of my choice, and I have no date to the Snowflake Ball. So, when Carson whacks me in the face with a basketball during gym class, I snap. I go for his throat–literally.

Now Sweet Water’s principal is giving us a choice: face suspension or find a way to work together on the holiday Angel Project.

Great. As if living in a warzone weren’t enough, now I have to spend time with the enemy.

But as tensions rise and we begin spending time together, I realize there’s more to Carson Brooks than his cocky exterior. Maybe I like him more than I thought. Maybe a little too much.

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EXCERPT:

A burst of laughter from center-court stole my attention. I glanced over to see Carson cackling with Olivia, a basketball casually hooked under his arm, looking as carefree as ever.

I rolled my eyes and turned back to Harper. Typical. Of course he would be fawning all over someone like her. He was probably going to the dance with either her or Tasha, one of Sweet Water’s MG’s. They might be popular and beautiful, but they earned their nickname as the school’s Mean Girls for a reason. I couldn’t imagine if I showed up dateless. No doubt Carson would relish the opportunity to rub my solo-status in my face.

I could picture it now, those crystal blue eyes glittering menacingly under the disco ball in the gym, his hair dark and rumpled. Couldn’t get a date, Shorty? he’d say, and then I’d punch him.

Ugh. Why was I even thinking about him?

I crossed my arms over my chest and mustered a smile. “No worries. I’m sure I’ll—”

My words cut off at the sound of someone yelling, “Heads up!”

But it was too late. I wasn’t fast enough. I was too wrapped up in my own personal crisis to react before the basketball smashed into my face—wham!

I doubled over, my hands flying to where the ball had torpedoed into my eye socket. The pain was sharp—blinding. It took my breath away. Several seconds ticked by before I managed to straighten and inhale, blinking a few times, eyes watering as I searched my surroundings with my good eye like a pirate.

My gaze narrowed, knife-sharp, zeroing in on my assailant. None other than Carson Brooks stood right in my line of vision, a smirk plastered across his perfectly symmetrical pretty-boy face.

I dropped my hand from my throbbing eye and Harper gasped beside me, covering her mouth, mumbling a muffled, “Oh my gosh.”

I gave her a cursory glance—she wasn’t helping—before I returned my focus back to the court where Carson began to laugh. Not a chuckle, but a bent over at the waist, full on belly roll.

And I snapped.

My hands balled at my side, while I stormed the eight feet separating us to his spot on the court, my eyes blazing, fists at the ready. I was a woman possessed as I closed the gap. All of my problems culminated in the single moment he lobbed the basketball into my face, and I was sure it was him. I had never been more certain of anything in my life. It was always him prodding me, poking me, pricking his needle-sharp jabs under my skin.

My face throbbed where he struck me with the ball, and as I neared, he laughed even harder. It took him but a minute to absorb the fury oozing from my pores, and his laughter faded, morphing into his signature smirk.

I didn’t think. I could only react, and before I knew what I was doing, before common sense could prevail, my slender fingers wrapped around his puny neck.



Author Bio:

Tia Souders is a city girl turned country. If life on a farm isn't interesting enough, renovating a century home with her hubs has kept her on her toes. There's nothing like discovering a fried squirrel in your furnace to make life fresh again.

She's an unapologetic wine-loving, coffeeholic with a sweet tooth. In-between wrangling her two children and drinking copious amounts of coffee, she reads and writes stories that tug on your heartstrings.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

The Possession Chronicles Series by Carrie Dalby


Perilous
Confessions
The
Possession Chronicles Book 1
by
Carrie Dalby
Genre:
Supernatural Southern Gothic Family Saga 


Their
love brought scandal and demons.





Lucy
Easton, an aspiring novelist, will do anything to help boost her
chances at publication—including betraying her family. But when she
crosses paths with the charismatic Alexander Melling, her aspiration
for success pales in comparison to the attraction she feels towards
him.


Alexander
is a young lawyer from a powerful family, striving to free himself
from his father’s shadow. The more time he spends with Lucy, the
more desperate he becomes to shed the secrets of his past—a past
which can destroy the both himself and the woman he’s falling in
love with.

While
Alexander struggles with his past sins, Lucy must decide whether
loving him is worth risking her own safety…and her heart.

From
gossip magazines to gleaming Mardi Gras balls, Lucy and Alex navigate
the Edwardian era in the Deep South with both passion and guilt.







Murmurs
of Evil
The
Possession Chronicles Book 2



During
the spring of 1906, Magdalene Jones is hired to be a companion to
Ruth Melling at Seacliff Cottage, the Mellings' second home on Mobile
Bay. Magdalene's simple country upbringing is no match for high
society banter and a manor hour infested with demonic activity.
Alexander, the Mellings' bachelor son, and Magdalene find themselves
oppressed by demons playing upon their lusts. Claudio De Fiore--a
young Italian deacon training to become a priest--and newly arrived
from Scotland, Douglas Campbell, seek to protect Magdalene from the
evil within the walls but they themselves might be part of the
trouble.





Carrie
Dalby, a California native, has lived in Mobile, Alabama, since 1996.
She’s published several non-fiction articles in national and
international magazines, served two terms as president of Mobile
Writers Guild, worked as the Mobile area Local Liaison for SCBWI from
2012-2017, and volunteers with Metro Mobile Literacy Council’s
annual Young Author events whenever possible. When Carrie’s
not reading, writing, browsing bookstores/libraries, or
homeschooling, she can often be found knitting or attending concerts.

Carrie’s two young
adult novels are Fortitude(historical) and Corroded
(contemporary). Fortitude is listed as a “Best History Book for
kids” with Grateful American Foundation for its historical
accuracy and being an engaging read for fifth through tenth graders.
Her current project
is a historical Gothic family saga for adults, The Possession
Chronicles. The first book in the series, Perilous Confessions,
released in January 2019 from Bienvenue Press and the second book,
Murmurs of Evil releases June 11, 2019.





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Blurb Blitz The Burn by Kristal Dawn Harris


THE BURN
by Kristal Dawn Harris

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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GENRE:

Paranormal Romance
Leon, a fallen angel cursed to exist as a vampire, has waited for his mate for centuries when Shana shows up on his dance floor wreaking havoc with the other immortals in his club. Embittered by the deaths of her angelic parents, Shana denies Leon. She wants nothing to do with vampires, and walks away only to put both of their lives in danger. Compassion brings Shana back to Leon's side only to find him hovering close to death. Love grows until they are both encompassed by The Burn. Together they battle dark spirits and Lucifer himself, all the while falling deeper in love.


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Leon studied her and cautiously moved closer. Her baby-blue eyes immediately darted to his face as her light bore into his body. He clenched his jaws against the pain and raised his hands, palms up, as a symbol of peace, but her aura grew brighter forcing him to step back. Leon watched her for a few moments as he tried to decide what to do. If she could track his movements, then she could communicate. “I don’t even know your name, angel.”



Her face dropped down to look at him directly. The light from her eyes settled into a golden glow and brightly illuminated the space around him. “I am the inner soul you awakened with the blood. I am the one who resides in this body. I am the energy that guards and that is known as Shana. I am her soul. Who are you to approach me?”



Leon hesitantly took one step forward again. “You know me by the blood you took. I am the other half and the only one who can help you. You will die without me and I without you. Your essence flows in my veins now. We must complete The Burn, or we will both lose our souls.”


About the Author:
Kristal Dawn Harris is an American author, born in Middletown, Ohio, on August 16, 1970. She currently resides in Ohio with her husband. Kristal has been married for 27 years and has two children. She graduated from Carlisle High School in 1988, then furthered her education at Miami University. She has a business degree in Accounting Technology. Kristal spent twenty years working as an Office Coordinator in the hospital until she released her debut novel, “The Rings of Faolan-Emeralds,” through The Wild Rose Press.



In 1999, Kristal suffered a debilitating disease called “Guillain-Barre Syndrome.” This rare disease damaged the nerves in her body requiring the use of drop-foot braces in order to walk. Kristal considers herself a survivor and encourages anyone with a disability to follow their dreams.



Kristal has one more book contracted with The Wild Rose Press which will release in 2019. She is considered a hybrid author since she published “Hand-Carved Wolf” on her own. Kristal is an avid reader who enjoys romance from all genres, but paranormal is her favorite.



CURRENT BOOKS BY KRISTAL DAWN HARRIS


The Rings of Faolan-Emeralds

Hand-Carved Wolf

The Rings of Faolan-Rubies

The Burn

The Red Heart



UPCOMING RELEASES


Red Snowflakes



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Monsterland Monsterland Series Book 1 by Michael Okon


Monsterland
Monsterland
Series Book 1
by
Michael Okon


Genre:
YA Horror

Welcome
to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.


Wyatt
Baldwin's senior year is not going well. His parents divorce, then
his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his
new stepfather, Carter White, either. An ongoing debate with his best
friends Melvin and Howard Drucker over which monster is superior has
gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and
popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school
quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But
everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend
the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where
guests can interact with vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by
werewolves on the River Run, and walk among the dead in
Zombieville.

With
real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what
could possibly go wrong?












Monsterland
Reanimated
Monsterland
Series Book 2

After
Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos.
World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and
communications are non-existent. Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries
of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and
alert the government about a traitor-in-chief.


During
his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the
defunct theme park.

When
an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob,
and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland,
who will survive?

"Another
true gem of dark fantasy action/adventure by a master of the genre,
Michael Okon's "Monsterland Reanimated" is unreservedly
recommended for community library Contemporary Fantasy Fiction
collections." - Midwest Book Review













Michael
Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres
including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and
self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in
English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance.
Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA.
Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his
inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life.
From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of
entertaining people through unforgettable characters.


Michael
is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker
for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with
his wife and children.










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