*~*Blitz – Dancing To An Irish Reel by author Claire Fullerton @cfullerton3

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Dancing to an Irish Reel
AUTHOR – Claire Fullerton
GENRE – Literary Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE – March 17, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 222
PUBLISHER – Vinspire Publishing
COVER ARTIST – Leanne for By the Muse Designs

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Twenty five year old Hailey Crossan takes a trip to Ireland during a sabbatical from her job in the LA record business. While there, she’s offered a job too good to turn down, so she stays.
Although Hailey works in Galway, she lives in the countryside of Connemara, a rural area famous for its Irish traditional music.  When Hailey meets local musician, Liam Hennessey, a confusing relationship begins, which Hailey thinks is the result of differing cultures, for Liam is married to the music, and so unbalanced at the prospect of love, he won’t come closer nor completely go away.
And so begins the dance of attraction that Hailey struggles to decipher. Thankfully, a handful of vibrant local friends come to her aid, and Hailey learns to love a land and its people, both with more charm than she ever imagined.

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EXCERPT

There’s an energy that hangs between strangers even in a crowd. Call it interest, or attraction, or the knowledge of things to come. It is awareness, and I was aware to the exclusion of all activity around me that Liam Hennessey was watching me. He was sitting at the corner of the bar by himself, and because I could feel his gaze upon me like an electrical current, I froze. I did not move an inch because I sensed I didn’t have to, that something would come about with little prompting from me. I don’t know how I knew this, but I was right, it came about within the hour. It began as a series of introductions to people near Liam, and drew itself closer until Liam was introduced to me.

Right before Leigh left, claiming she had to get up early the next day to drive to Cork, Kieran pointed out that the Irish traditional musicians playing in the corner were the father and older brother of the lad sitting at the end of the bar.

“That’s Liam Hennessey at the bar there,” Kieran gestured to my right. “He’s the best box player in Connemara – even in the whole of Ireland, many say. His family is long in Connemara; they’re all players, so. That’s Sean Liam, his da, and his brother Anthony there on the guitar.” Kieran seemed proud to know the facts. He next took my arm and led me straight to Liam.

“I’ve the pleasure of knowing this American here, her name is Hailey,” Kieran announced to Liam.

I had an uneasy feeling. It’s one thing to suspect you’ll cross paths with someone again, and quite another to be fully prepared when it actually happens. For some unknown reason, I kept thinking it was strange to see Liam this far out in the country from Galway, but then again, what did I know? I didn’t know anything about him.

Liam looked at me with large dark eyes and smiled brightly. He was different than I had imagined: he was friendlier, more candid. I assumed because he looked so dark and mysterious, there would be a personality to match. I assumed he would be reserved, aloof, perhaps arrogant in an artistic sort of way. I was paying close attention, and there was none of that about Liam. In seconds, I realized he was a nice guy. I moved a step to my right as an older man approached the bar.

“Would ye give us a hand there,” the man said to Liam, and for the next few minutes, Liam handed pints over his head to a group of men too far from the bar’s edge to grab the glasses themselves. Just then, Kieran said something that set off a chain of events and put the rest of the night in motion.

“Liam, will you watch Hailey for me, I’m off to join the sessiun.” With that, Kieran produced a harmonica from his shirt pocket and walked off to join the musicians in the corner.

I stood at the bar and waited for the next thing to happen. The world seemed to operate in slow motion. All the noise in the room subsided, and the only thing I knew was I was looking directly at Liam Hennessey. I searched his face for imperfections. I had never before seen such beauty in the face of a man. I hoped my thoughts didn’t show on my face. He was so good looking, I wondered why other people in the room weren’t staring at him, then I realized most of Hughes’ patrons knew him and were probably used to the way he looked. I was reticent, unsure of how to speak to Liam, unfamiliar with how provincial he may or may not have been. Words tend to get in the way in moments like this, but they lay in wait just the same.

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AUTHOR BIO

Claire Fullerton is the author of “A Portal in Time” and “Dancing to an Irish Reel,” both from Vinspire Publishing. She is an award winning essayist, a contributor to magazines (including “Southern Writers Magazine”) and a five time contributor to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. Claire grew up in Memphis, TN and now divides her time between Malibu and Carmel, CA with her husband, two German shepherds and one black cat. Currently, she is writing her third novel.

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Personal Review of Lies Come True by author Emerald O’Brien

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Avery Hart narrowly escapes death after being attacked in the woods of Crown River.

Ten years later…

The body of a young woman is discovered along the path of a park in the same town. The killer is cunning and ruthless, but even the best killers make mistakes.

Fiona Wolfe, the second woman to be attacked, survives and reveals a potential link between the current killer and the attack on Avery Hart.
Noah Cotter, an ambitious new inspector, becomes drawn to the case when his curiosity combines with his attraction to Avery.

The dangerous search for truth appears to be muddied with each shocking secret brought to light, as Avery, Fiona, and Noah realize that when someone is deceived for too long, sometimes…

Lies Come True

My Review

Oh my goodness talk about a keep you on the edge of your seat thriller, this is one fast paced up and down, twist and turn, with no handlebar, hold your breath roller coaster ride of a book. WOW first book I have read by author Emerald O’Brien and I have found a new author to fan girl on. Now I am going to tell you right from the start this is the first book in her Avery Hart series and it leaves you wondering what is going to happen next. But man this story was so good I was up until 2am the first night that I picked it up to read I had to force myself to go to bed or I would have never gotten up the next day. You could easily read this in one sitting.

Avery Hart is a sweet but scared girl who was attacked when she was in high school and 10 years later she never really got over it even though she thought she had. But a girl with multiple locks on the door, living on the 5th floor isn’t really over it. But she has some really great friends who are always there for her. Her past soon comes back to haunt her though. And what she goes through OMG I was crying and screaming out for someone to help her.

And yes there is a good looking guy in this, okay a real cutie and an investigator who is on the case that Avery gets drawn into. When it seemed like no one else believed her, that everyone brushed off her story of her attack as bad prank. Noah Cotter believed. And with his help and mis-steps by Avery things begin to unravel and the past comes rushing back.

I literally was on the very edge of my seat reading this, what was going to happen next, would Avery be okay, would the miss attitude Fiona help and be okay. Will Avery and Noah get together. Well now I know what happens with 2 of the 3 LOL and Emerald is going to make me wait until the next installment of The Avery Hart series. Oh man…………

I happily give this book 5 stars without any hesitation.

Reviewed by Tonya

*~*Blast – Lies Come True by author Emerald O’Brien @EmeraldOBrien_

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Lies Come True
SERIES – The Avery Hart Trilogy, Book One
AUTHOR – Emerald O’Brien
GENRE – New Adult Mystery
PUBLICATION DATE – April 17th 2015
PUBLISHER – Emerald O’Brien
COVER ARTIST – Najla Qamber Designs

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Avery Hart narrowly escapes death after being attacked in the woods of Crown River.

Ten years later…

The body of a young woman is found along the path of a park in the same town. The killer is cunning and ruthless, but even the best killers make mistakes.

Fiona Wolfe, the second woman to be attacked, survives and reveals a potential link between the current killer and the attack on Avery Hart.

Noah Cotter, an ambitious new inspector, becomes drawn to the case when his curiosity combines with his attraction to Avery.

The dangerous search for truth appears to be muddied with each shocking secret brought to light, as Avery, Fiona, and Noah realize that when someone is deceived for too long, sometimes…

Lies Come True

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EXCERPT

She turned back up the trail, and pushed herself to go forward. The next few strides hurt less than the first. She picked up her pace, and squinted into the last of the sunlight, as her heart pounded in her chest.

She took deep breaths as she pushed herself harder, confident that she was gaining ground, and when she reached a clearing by the lake, she looked back.

It was a man, or what looked like one, but his face was white. And red.

AUTHORS PLAYLIST

Music I listened to before I wrote Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy, Book One) and while I’m writing The Avery Hart Trilogy, Book Two:

Go– Meg Myers
Scared– The Tragically Hip
Got You Where I Want You (re-recorded)– The Flys
If I Didn’t Know Better– Nashville Soundtrack
Breath of Life– Florence and the Machine
Shouldn’t Have To– The Mark Inside
Bent– Matchbox 20
Make a Shadow– Meg Myers
Lie– Ryan Levine
Shadows– Lindsey Stirling
and the whole soundtrack to Gone Girl

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AUTHOR BIO

Emerald O’Brien is a Canadian writer who grew up just East of Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the program of Television Broadcasting and Communications Media at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Emerald is the author of new adult mysteries Darkness Follows and it’s sequel, Shadows Remain. Her upcoming release, Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy, Book One), is also a new adult mystery.

When she isn’t reading or writing, Emerald can be found with her family and friends. Emerald loves to cook and entertain, and spends many nights watching movies with her husband and their two beagle pups.

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*~*Tour & Review – Love in a Dangerous Season by Gloria Gay @Gloria_Gay_

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TITLE – Love In A Dangerous Season
AUTHOR – Gloria Gay
GENRE – Regency Historical Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – January 21, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 192 Pages
PUBLISHER – Amazon Kindle Direct
COVER ARTIST – Killion Group

BOOK SYNOPSIS

For her insulting behavior toward the Earl of Ashcom, on whom her family depends for subsistence, beautiful Fantine Delmere earns for herself an unwanted London season and is forced to leave her beloved Evergreen and venture into the hard glare of the heartless haut ton she abhors. But Fantine’s arrival awakens jealousies and dangerous forces are put into motion…

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EXCERPT

Fantine struggled in Ashcom’s arms as he pressed his mouth to hers, but to no avail. Her strength pitted against his was but a sigh to a powerful gale. Then even against her will she felt her treacherous lips responding hungrily to his bruising lips that tasted of recently sipped coffee and felt a rush of passion course madly through her limbs as he parted her lips forcibly and thrust his tongue into her mouth.

A thrilling rush of sensation shot out throughout her body, making her listless.

For a while he kissed her, hard and with a desperate hunger answered in measure by Fantine. He tasted the chocolate in her mouth and inhaled the sweet light scent he had chosen for her. He felt a tremor shoot out in sparks throughout his body and a strong response in his loins.

Hating his reaction to her and his weakening resolve, he let go of her suddenly and still holding her by her shoulders looked angrily into her eyes.

“Have you ever been kissed by a moneyed title, Miss Delmere? Well now you have.” And with that he turned on his heel and strode out of the breakfast room.

My Review

WOW!!! Yes that is how I am starting out this review. I have never read a Regency Historical Romance from this time frame in London. So when I went into this I was thinking I was not going to enjoy this book but man was I wrong I was hooked right from the start. I loved Fantine Delmire’s spunk and her fire from the beginning you can tell she doesn’t like that her life is being forcefully turned upside down against her will. And to her Earl Nicholas Ashcom (Nick) is the enemy. And boy do they start off on a rough patch.

When Lord Ashcom forces Fantine to London to a coming out season the sparks fly even more. So does the jealousy of one Lady Vladim and the plot she and a few others plan may just change everything. What neither Nicholas or Fantine expect is that soon the irritation they each have toward the other begins to change. But will it be enough to survive what happens to Fantine.

Oh you have to read to find out let me just say I couldn’t put the book down. My daughter had to wait for dinner lol sorry the story just sucked me in, the characters jumped out of the pages. I loved Aunt Dorothy she was awesome. Gloria what an excellent story.

I give this book 5 stars all the way……

Review done by Tonya of My Family’s Heart

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AUTHOR BIO

From an early age I was drawn to painting and writing. Both have always been linked for me throughout the different stages of my life—studies, work, marriage, children, grand-children. Curiously enough it was a novel given to me as a prize for art excellence at the Catholic nuns’ academy where I studied through sixth grade that I was introduced to literature. Up until that time I only knew books as history, math, etc. Those nuns were very strict: novels only as a prize! I was amazed that a book could open doors into imagined worlds. I probably thought, as a nine-year-old, that movies just appeared on the screen by magic. :)

From that day forth I would make up stories to tell my brothers and my sister. Later on I started to put the stories down on paper. Then among the many novels I read I started one day to read “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier. That first line in the novel: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…” was the spark that drew me toward serious writing, first the gothic novels popular at the time and then when I searched for more romance than mystery, to the novels of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer.

Regency romance became my genre and I self-published four, then two more with a traditional publisher, Boroughs Publishing Group, and two with Amazon’s Kindle Direct. And although I will probably always write Regencies, I am also branching out to romantic suspense and will soon be publishing two of those and, hopefully, re-write the first gothic novel I wrote and abandoned many years ago.

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*~*Personal Review of Clarity (The Seductor Series #4) by B.L. Wilde

ClarityWhat can I say but the ever amazing B.L. Wilde has done it again. Oliver, oh Oliver you are sexier than ever in this book. I loved being able to see your side of this love affair between you and Jade. Where she is weak you are strong and vice versa. This story doesn’t fail as a matter of fact it really brings a whole new side to this amazing story. If you have read any or all of the books in this series then you know the sex scenes in this are down right sizzling. And boy oh boy is Jade one lucky woman!!!! That Oliver is just dripping hotness.

I love that Jade is now in charge of those who used to be in charge of her. But most of all I love that Oliver proved that he would do anything to keep Jade in his life. I love that this book goes back to some of the steamiest moments and shares them from Oliver Kirkham’s point of view. How he saw Jade, his description of the moment. To some of the scarier parts of this story. How he felt and would do for her. Lord this man is a gift to women for sure, okay, okay so he belongs to Jade but a girl can dream right…..

Trust me when I say this story is well worth the 5 stars I am giving it.

Oh P.S. and the fact my name is in the acknowledgements that just made my life :) Luv you Bee.

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Review by Tonya of My Family’s Heart

*~* Personal Review of The Warriors Reward by Samantha Holt

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I absolutely loved this book. The chemistry between Ieuan and Roseamund was thrilling and breathtaking. The descriptions of the Welsh and their lands makes you feel like you are right there. The underlying humor with this self proclaimed barbarian of a man and his constant mess ups when it comes to his “treasure” are funny but endearing. Samantha never fails to deliver and the story line of a knight looking for his treasure and winds up with way more than he bargained for is the classic love story throughout time. But set during the time Wales was recovering from the rebellions against England and the strife they are going through adds to the beauty of this story. I wish the story could go on. Truly excellent book.

 

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*~*The Vampire’s House of Pleasure by Rose Wynters @author_rose

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – The Vampire’s House of Pleasure – Part One
SERIES – The Vampire’s House of Pleasure
AUTHOR – Rose Wynters
GENRE – Vampire Romance, Time Travel Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – 3/16/15
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 69 pages/ 20,850
PUBLISHER – Rose Wynters
COVER ARTIST – Tina Adams

 

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Violet was fascinated with the legends and lore of New Orleans. She was so fascinated that she left everything behind to run a B&B in the French Quarter. But she never imagined that vampires were really real… not until the night she found herself swept back in time to 1797.

Beaten and scared, Violet quickly realizes she’s trapped… and in the most exotic bordello of all. But its clients aren’t mortal, at least not anymore. Locked in an era that’s not her own, she must find a way to escape from the powerful lure of vampire seductiveness… before it’s too late.

 

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EXCERPT

The fortune teller laughed to herself as she watched the red-haired mortal racing away. Fortune teller, indeed. It was a role, but an effective one. She’d pushed her further than she’d originally planned, but it didn’t matter. Violet’s fate had already been set into motion. There was nothing that the other woman could do to stop it, even once she realized the truth.

Theodosia tongued her erupted right fang, enjoying the heady taste that came from the droplet of blood, before smiling in satisfaction. The debt she owed could never fully be repaid, but that wasn’t uncommon when it came to matters of life… or death. But Theodosia wasn’t one to forget, especially when she found herself in the role of being indebted to another. It had taken hundreds of years, and more than a little black magic, but it was done.

Whether it would end in triumph or tragedy, she didn’t know. And really, she didn’t care. She’d done her part, the outcome was out of her control. A tall, muscular man walked by, his blood hot and heated from exertion. Her stomach growled, her thoughts turning carnal. Silently, she willed a nearby pedestrian to her table, before gifting the unassuming female the contents. In her life, she had little need of trinkets that foretold of her future. She controlled her own destiny, and fate answered to her.

Imagining how good the young man would taste, Theodosia disappeared into the crowd with a seductive, mysterious smile on her face.

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Hozier – Take Me To Church
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Ella Henderson – Ghost
Echosmith – Cool Kids

AUTHORS PLAYLIST

Morning On The Beach by Jerry Goldsmith
The Gael by Dougie MacLean
Theme From “Terms Of Endearment” by Michael Gore
The Secret Wedding by James Horner
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

AUTHOR BIO

I’ve often been asked how I’m inspired to write about werewolves, immortals, and zombies. The answer is easy. I adore them.

Be it the Wolf Town Guardians or the Endurers, these characters have been a joy to write about. And why not? What woman wouldn’t love a sexy immortal male or a long-lived werewolf that is destined to have them?

Not all of my books contain plus-sized heroines, but many of them do. I believe in true love and true love isn’t based on a size tag. If you agree with this, I think you will enjoy my books.

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