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Ruth A. Casie
The Pirate's Jewel
Series: Pirates of Britannia Connected World
Genre: Historical Romance, Pirates, Medieval Romance
Publisher: DragonMedia Publishing
Publication Date: February 12, 2019
Deception and family honor are at stake and her heart as well.
Wesley Reynolds will do anything to avenge his family’s banishment from Dundhragon Castle even throw in with the notorious pirate, MacAlpin. His plan, ruin Lord Ewan’s trading network. He has a more devious plan for his father’s ‘best friend,’ the man who abandoned them at the eleventh hour. He’ll ruin the man’s most precious jewel, his daughter Darla. Wesley’s so close to ruining the trade network and succeeding he can almost taste it, but revenge is not nearly as sweet as Darla’s kisses.
Darla Maxwell, beloved by her parents has no prospects of marriage. Her father and Lord Ewan search to find her the right husband. Darla’s special gifts are frightening to many. She has visions that often come true. The murky image of a man haunts her, she’s sure it’s Lord Ewan’s soon-to-be son-in-law, but the vision morphs when she meets Wesley. The meaning couldn’t be any clearer to her, her destiny lies with Wesley.
When revelations surface indicating Wesley has been deceived and his revenge misplaced. Will he find the truth of what really happened to his family in time to stop the pirates? Will Darla ever forgive him? Will he ever forgive himself?

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Wesley got a good look. Justin. The man’s clothes were stained, his hair greasy. His sunken eyes were threaded with scarlet so densely they appeared pink.
“Look who’s here. The witch.” Justin said.
Darla didn’t move. She didn’t flinch.
Curses fell from Wesley’s lips as he raced forward.
“Come on. Leave her alone.” Justin’s friend pulled on his arm, but Justin wiggled out of his hold.
“Are you afraid of a little spell? I tell you all we need is a bit of her blood, dab it around the boat, and we’ll be protected. You can’t back down now. You hold her. Justin took out his knife and waved it at her.
“As above so below. As within so without,” Darla chanted her hands raised and fingers stretched toward them. “Let me see, how to finish the curse. I can make you into toads. No, that won’t do. You’d give the little creatures a bad name. Something more particular to you.”
The two men grew paler by the minute.
“Ah yes. I can make your ballocks fall off. Of course, I’m not proficient with this spell, so you’ll never know when it will happen, when you bathe, relieve yourself, or other more intimate moments.”
A well-practiced evil grin spread across her face that left no doubt she enjoyed the torment she inflicted. She stretched her arms and flexed her fingers reaching toward the two men.
“Yes, that will do.”
Justin’s friend took off running down the lane. Darla lowered her arms.
“Oh, what a pity he’s gone. The curse is specifically for two people.” Her brow wrinkled. “Ah, but I’m sure I can refocus it all on you.”
Darla raised her hands again. This time she pointed at Justin’s crotch. Her expression intense.
The drunk squirmed. His eyes lit with fear. Slowly, he lowered his knife.
Wesley took advantage of the man’s preoccupation and worked his way behind him. As soon as he was in place he tapped the drunk on the shoulder.
Justin gave a small yelp. When he turned, Wesley threw a right fist across his chin and laid him flat. Satisfied the man was out, he marched over to Darla and grabbed her hand.
“Where are you going? What were you thinking? And what is this nonsense about casting a spell?”
“You sound like my father. In what order do you want me to answer those questions?”
Her angry tone startled him. Did she think she could stop Justin’s attack with words?
“What I do is none of your concern.” She turned to move on.
Wesley caught her elbow and hauled her around to face him. She stared at him and said nothing. He didn’t move. He could be just as obstinate.
“He thought I was a witch so I obliged him.” She shook her hand free and stormed away.
“One minute, I’m not done.” He caught up with her.
“Ballock,” Wesley’s voice was low. “What do you know about, about ballocks?”
She stopped so abruptly he bumped into her.
“It’s a man’s most valued possession. Threatening that would make him reconsider his actions.”
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RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures.
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Review: The Millionaire’s Baby Surprise by Calliope Raine

Contemporary Romance (Multicultural Romance)

If you like rich international millionaires, you’ll love Nikhil Savani. Set in super sexy New York, The Millionaire’s Baby Surprise is an interracial contemporary romance with lots of heart. Nik Savani, the first brother in The Savani Brothers Series, is a gorgeous alpha male millionaire with a revolving door of stunning women at his beck and call. He’s selfish and ruthless until one day he receives a telephone call that shatters his self-indulgent world into pieces. 

Doctor Clara Shaw has watched her friend and patient die of cancer, leaving behind her sweet four-year-old child – Jackson – who was born from a reckless one night stand. When Clara discovers the boy’s father is none other than her neighbor Nikhil Savani, she is stunned. Having had more than her fair share of sexy daydreams about Nik, Clara isn’t sure she’ll be able to keep her distance from the playboy millionaire. Which forces Clara to examine her own life and choices and consider the possibility of opening her heart to love. 

The Millionaire’s Baby Surprise will warm your heart and make you fall in love with a gorgeous foreign hero and a strong heroine with morals, bravery and passion. 


When tragedy strikes one of her patients, it’s up to Clara to step in and make sure her 4 year- old son is taken care of. Enter the unsuspecting dad, Nik! Clara and Nik have lovely chemistry that I enjoyed reading about. It wasn’t forced chemistry and you could tell that in the beginning she was genuinely disgusted by his playboy ways.

The book is a quick paced read and would be perfect to sit down on a rainy afternoon and power through. It ends in an abrupt kind of way, but it’s not too awkward and the inclusion of an epilogue promises the characters will pop up in future books.

Did I mention the main character plays the Cello, which makes me think he’s pretty good with his fingers and hands!!!

The books are based around the Savani brothers, a group of successful Indian hotties (my word 😉 ) who have made it in their own various ways. Nik is a successful businessman for a software company and Clara is an oncologist. The mixture of successful characters means they can both hold their own. There is definitely an equal dynamic with these two characters. I liked that this wasn’t about some surprising baby per se, and wasn’t an unrealistic type of event that might happen. A sprinkle of sizzle towards the end, and a lovely story overall makes this a nice quick read.

Links to get the book:

The Millionaire’s Baby Surprise on Amazon

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43509252-the-millionaire-s-baby-surprise

Jodi Ellen Malpas books

It’s official! Jodi Ellen Malpas is fast becoming a Top 10 favourite author for me! Her book “The Protector” is being made into a movie by PassionFlix which prompted me to read it. It was awesome. Full of action, adventure, love, and all the things I love in a book. I moved onto “The Controversial Princess” and “His True Queen” and devoured them!! I should have been studying, but I was enamoured with these books. I couldn’t put them down (maybe I’ll get some sleep again!). Her writing is easy to read and hooks you in and her characters create a world of intrigue and wonder. Two big thumbs up, if you’re looking for a book with just the right amount of hotness and a well-developed storyline!
I purchased the books on iBooks because they had some bonus features. You can get them on Amazon and all good retailers.

Check out her website for all the info http://www.jodiellenmalpas.co.uk/home/

 

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The Protector

You’re in safe hands…

People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy’s girl, beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father’s bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father’s ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating – both personally and professionally. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn’t the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don’t mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn’t the woman she’s perceived to be. She’s warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can’t have both.

The Controversial Princess

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Book #1 of The Smoke & Mirrors Duology

Her father is The King of England. She is The Controversial Princess.

Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors – lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King’s demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline’s determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged and suffocated.

That is until she meets Josh Jameson. Drawn in by his confidence, Adeline is soon captivated by the scandalously sexy American actor. His ability to penetrate her defences overwhelms her – his touch is pure fire, and his allure overpowering. Nothing has ever made her feel so alive in a world where she’s otherwise slowly drowning. However, while Josh may be Hollywood royalty, he’s not actual royalty, and Adeline knows The King and his advisors will do everything in their power to keep them apart.

But Josh Jameson becomes the princess’s ultimate vice. And although she bows to no one, she bows to him.

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His True Queen
Book #2 in the Smoke & Mirrors Duology

A beautiful, defiant princess. A renowned, sinfully gorgeous Hollywood actor. A love affair that is sure to rock the British Monarchy…and the world.

Their love affair began intensely and passionately. Princess Adeline and Josh Jameson knew any future together was impossible—her status as a princess and his standing as a Hollywood heartthrob dictated that. But the heights of pleasure they could take each other to were wildly unanticipated by them both.

 
Josh’s absolute disregard for Adeline’s status quickly drew her into his hedonistic world. And her perfectly worn mask and false façade captivated Josh to the point of obsession.
 
The boundaries became blurred. The physical became emotional. Their hearts became entwined.
 
But a cruel turn of events rips their worlds apart and Adeline is more bound than ever by the protocol and expectations her title commands. The army of royal advisors who guard the secrets and scandals of the Monarchy will go to unthinkable lengths to keep the smoke and mirrors in place…and Josh away from Adeline. She knows the power she possesses comes with agonizing sacrifices. Walking away from Josh devastates her…but it keeps him safe from the corrupt institution that has ruled her life.
 
Yet Josh refuses to lose the woman who has consumed him so completely, distorted his boundaries, and stripped him of all sensibility.
 
Will the power of the British Monarchy triumph? Or will Adeline and Josh’s fierce love for each other change the course of history?

Long Absence

Hi Everyone –
Just letting you know that life has gotten a hold of me and I haven’t been blogging much. WordPress has been giving me grief as well, so I’m looking at moving domains/web providers.

If I owe you a review, it WILL come.

For now, please accept my apologies.
~Gen

Tandem by Jennifer Ryder (Book Review)

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Title: Tandem

Author: Jennifer Ryder

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release: March 20, 2018

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Wow! Who knew jumping from planes was so exhilarating?? Jennifer Ryder, obviously, duh!!! This book has everything I love about a romance novel. There is pace, humour, wit, complications, resolutions, laugh out loud, tear up complications, resolutions, and love. Ryder has performed this formula with the expertise of a tandem skydiver on his 800th jump.    giphy

Tandem is a story of second chances. It is told in a THEN/NOW format which helps with the story flow. There was never a moment where I was annoyed at the jump backs in time, in fact I anticipated what the next one would hold. My heart broke and healed whilst reading this story. It was such an easy read, and I am so in love with the way Ryder pens words. You’ll fall *out of a perfectly good plane* for this story.

(Please note – there are no skydiving cats involved in this book…but I love this gif!)

Blurb:

Kyle Kingston-Moore has a reputation.

Adrenaline seeker. Commitment-phobe. Gigolo of the skies.

He’s worked tirelessly to make a success out of Sensational Skydives, on occasion providing extra services to deliver the ultimate jump experience. The adrenaline helps him forget the loneliness and the gaping whole left in his heart. When the rush wears off, he’s on the hunt again—a vicious circle of avoidance.

Kalani Hart knows all about avoidance.

Wide-open spaces. Social situations. Uncontrolled environments.

For years, fear has crippled Kalani’s attempts to lead a normal life after a random attack that tore her family apart. Finally, Kalani is on her way to recovery. She knows she needs to face her nightmares, but taking the plunge is easier said than done. When her therapist challenges her to take on skydiving, item number one on her bucket list, Kalani has to decide if she’s truly ready to take charge of her life.

Will one tandem jump with Kyle be the key to Kalani getting her life back, or will they both find themselves stranded in a place where their hearts decide what happens next?

When the adrenaline is this high, anything can happen.

 

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Author Bio:

Jennifer Ryder is a bestselling author of the Spark Series and Surfers Way Series. She loves to write about boys on dirt bikes, detectives and strong females who aren’t afraid to fight for what they want.

Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country. Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don’t see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.

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Book Review x 2 CJ Duggan & Caitlyn O’Leary

In order to get more blog posts up and not get bogged down into the need for lengthy posts, I thought I would start some quick flash reviews. Hopefully they have enough in them to get you interested in clicking on the book and seeing if it’s something you’d like.

So, for 2018 – we are Day 1 and I’ve managed to finish 2 books! Hooray!


HDS.jpgA Cry for Help
It only takes one phone call, and Navy SEAL Drake Avery is rushing back to Tennessee in the middle of the night. His sisters are in danger, and he will do whatever it takes to protect them.

A New Twist
Now is not the time for a relationship, but damned if Drake doesn’t cross paths with a smokin’ hot kindergarten teacher named Karen Eastman. Miss Eastman has Drake thinking naughty thoughts when he needs to have his head in the game. He never thought he’d be hot for teacher.

Demons from the Past
Part of the hell of going home is that you know everyone and they know you. Just when you think you can trust someone, they can turn on a dime. Old and new enemies are thrilled to discover Drake has a beautiful new weakness—Karen. But messing with the women in his life is a mistake. You mess with the bull, you get the horns.


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Rome wasn’t built in a day . . . but it’s only going to take one for Sammi’s world to crumble.

How did a self-orchestrated gap year turn into a less-than-enthralling lifestyle as a couch potato at her parents’ house? Determined to get motivated and join life again, Sammi Shorten books a budget Bellissimo Tour to Rome, the Eternal City. What she hadn’t signed up for was being stuck with an eclectic group of binge-drinking foreigners in a bed-bug-infested hostel from hell. Things in Rome really couldn’t get much worse . . . could they?

When plans go completely awry Sammi’s left with only one option, and it’s the one place she really doesn’t want to turn – to the man who might very well get her into the worst trouble of all: the gorgeous local tour guide, Marcello Bambozzi.

WHEN IN ROME is the fourth standalone book in CJ Duggan’s sassy, sexy new adult series, Heart of the City. 

 


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Her Dominant Seal by Caitlyn O’Leary – Author
Great suspense/action with a sprinkle of romance –no BDSM in sight   Definitely don’t miss this book. It was my first Caitlyn O’Leary book and I really enjoyed the flow of the words, and the easy chemistry between all of the characters. There was action, and suspense, and it was always moving forward. Grab this – it’s FREE!
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When in Rome by CJ Duggan Author This was also a great, fast paced story of everything going wrong, but right! Another one with a light sprinkling of romance, reminded me of the time I explored Rome – except I didn’t get a hunky Italian! This was a super easy read and I knocked it out in a couple of hours! I really enjoyed the way the city was lightly interwoven into the storyline.

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New Book Release & Review: Freeing Jasper by Riley Edwards


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Freeing Jasper

Riley Edwards

RELEASE DAY NOVEMBER 29

Freeing Jasper – A Black Ops Romance

* The 707 Freedom Series Book Two *

Now Live on all major retailers

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The moment Jasper heard Emily Jenkins’ sultry voice he was transfixed.

An instant and heated reaction that wound its way through his soul and warmed his skin. The inexplicable connection was broken as fast as it began. Emily has a son. Jasper doesn’t “do” kids.

When her life spirals out of control, will Jasper be able to let go of his tragic past and save Emily and her son? Or has the Special Forces Soldier found his weakness – a history he cannot let go of?

Emily Jenkins lost her husband on the battlefield and was left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart while finding a way to raise her son alone.

Jasper Walker is known for being the playboy of his team. Professionally, he is a tier one assassin – a trained killer. Personally, he blows through women giving them no more than a week in his bed as he privately struggles to move on from the woman that is forever lost to him.

When their lives collide, Jasper finds out he’s not the only one with secrets. There is more to the black-haired beauty Emily than a widowed single mother.

The 707 is an elite team of Army Commandos. A special Black Ops team known as the 707 research and development group. They have a two-person chain of command: their Commander and the President.

Meet the men of the 707: Lenox, Jasper, Levi, and Clark. Watch as they show us that sacrifice, commitment, and bravery are not just for the battlefield. Each man must fight to find and protect the women who are theirs.

Each book is a standalone, a look into the life of a Special Forces soldier’s life and the code they live and die by.

Free – A Black Ops Romance – The 707 Freedom Series – Book One

https://books2read.com/u/bP1W0Y

 

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I went into this book blind. I had not read any other book in the series (the first one), and I had not read Riley Edwards before. I was pleasantly surprised with the package that was the book, Freeing Jasper. The story is a lot more than a love story. The author has done well in integrating the world of mystery, action and black ops. Jasper’s character is damaged from decisions he made early on in life, and he uses women as a bandaid. Enter – Emily. Someone he’s met before but refused to listen to his heart. He’s avoided her for months until she becomes a victim of a bank robbery. Jasper acts on instinct and Emily will soon becomesomeone who will slide into his heart and break it open. There was a lot more involved in the story, and I don’t want to give anything away. One of the things I enjoyed the most was it wasn’t all about the sex in this book. It was about the story. It was about breaking and freeing Jasper so he could be the person he was meant to be. Looking forward to reading more in the series, now I’ve gotten to know the secondary characters. Read this book if you like your romances with just a hint of heat, but a lot of action.

 

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Book Links

Nightstalker – A Red Team Novel –  https://books2read.com/u/4DAMYO

Unbroken part 1 –  https://books2read.com/u/brglpZ

Unbroken part 2 – https://books2read.com/u/mgKQzD

The Gift –  https://books2read.com/u/4EWVYE

The Awakening – https://books2read.com/u/4DAMBD

Free – (Lenox) A Black Ops Romance – https://books2read.com/u/bP1W0Y

Freeing Jasper – A Black Ops Romance – https://books2read.com/freeingjasper

Finally Free – (Levi) A Black Ops Romance –  Coming January 2018

What people are saying about FREE – A Black Ops Romance…

“Riley Edwards knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seats. This is one of the best books I have ever read about how men who serve our country give up much of their personal lives. Character development is awesome you know and care about these people.” – Amazon Reviewer VC

“First book I’ve read from this author and definitely won’t be the last. Story grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let go until the end. In fact, I was sorry to reach the end, it was captivating.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Another five star hit from Riley Edwards.” – Amazon Reviewer

 

 

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