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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Happy Release Day!!

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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Blog Hop!

Welcome to Savannah Verte’s Thanksgiving Crossword Blog Hop! Let’s start with a bit of a feature about her book then the details for the hop! The puzzle is at the bottom of the post for you to print or download!

 
The Custos Series
**books should be read in order for spoiler issue**

 

The history of the world, past, present, and future, resides in the pages of a single book. It is handed to the next Keeper every thirty years on Mardi Gras Day. The book only remains constant for the chosen. For anyone else, their world will change if they touch it.
 
Book of Change (Book 2)
 
 
Urban Fantasy Suspense
Adelia Hemstock’s tenure as Keeper cannot end fast enough.
She’s been looking over her shoulder since day one and she’s sure she
recognizes a few faces in the crowd now. When the book is taken from the safest
place she knows, Adelia comes face to face with a new reality, and her Custos.

Rourke Templest has secretly guarded the book, and Adelia, for more than half
of her lifetime. In the wrong place at the wrong time, the book is taken on his
watch and he must emerge from the shadows to reclaim it, or get Adelia to New
Orleans and secured. If White Diamond has the book, they absolutely cannot have
the only person currently able to read it.

The feisty Keeper Rourke has only known from a distance until now, is a
complication to the job that must be done. With only forty-eight hours to act,
Adelia’s world turns upside down as they race to recover the book leaving a
trail of murder, conspiracy, cover up, and chaos in their wake.

Can they recover it in time? Not even the Keeper knows.Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Change-Custos-Savannah-Verte-ebook/dp/B01J6WB48O/

Savie’s Thanksgiving Bloghop 2017
The answers are all things from Savannah’s books, things she loves, or qualities/attributes she values.
The clue for each answer can be found at the blog listed on the date in November equal to the number. IE: 10 across would be on the 10th, etc.  ***NOTE – on the 1st & 15th there is more than one blog to visit. They are noted on the puzzle & highlighted so you can see where the answer goes. Also, Every 5 days, Savannah will be checking in and giving a clue on her website as well…they are denoted as ‘s’ clues. For those – go to Savannah’s Blog: www.savannahverte.com/blog.***

 

To be entered to win you must pm your completed crossword to Savannah’s facebook author page (www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte) or email it to her at savannah@savannahverte.com

 

NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT CST DECEMBER 5th.
The drawing will be held no later than Friday December 8th & the winner will be contacted.
They then will have 5 days to respond or default & a new winner will be selected.

 

Ready for my clue:
Your Tribe

 

Download the image to work online or print off…submit a photo or file of the completed puzzle by the deadline to enter.

 

 

BLOGSTOPS FOR CLUES:

 

1*1      Down                Written Love Reviews                                   
1*2      Down                Musings from an Addicted Reader           
1*3     Across                Obsessed by Books
s1        Down                Savannah
2          Down             Author Migraine Central
3          Across                Turning the Pages
4          Across                Booked and Loaded
5          Down                 Karen writes Murder
s5        Down                Savannah
6          Down                 Dena Garrison- Real… Hot… Romance
7          Across                Wickedly Innocent Promotions
8          Down                 Clare & Lou’s Mad About Books
9          Across                Summer’s Smexy Book Reads
10        Down             Ellie’s Witchy Life
s10      Across                   Savannah
11        Down             2 Bibliophile’s Guide
12        Down             Dirty Bad Bloggers
13        Across                Author Mireille Chester
14        Down             Twinsie Talk
15*1   Across                A Naughty Book Love Affair
15*2   Across                ILoveBooksAndStuff Blog
s15      Down                Savannah
16        Down             Little Shop of Readers
17        Across                SydneyGen Reads
18        Down             I don’t get Sundays
19        Across                Triple A
20        Down             Books 2 Blogs
s20      Across                   Savannah
21        Across                Those Crazy Book Chicks
22        Across                I Smell Sheep
23        Across                Terri Luvs Books
s23      Down                Savannah
24        Across                Read Our Thoughts Book Blogs
25        Down             Eskimo Princess
s25      Down                Savannah
26        Down             Author Kassie Lane
27        Across                A Book Lover’s Emporium
28        Across                Country Reads
29        Across                Barbara’s Book Reviews
30        Across                   Savannah

 

Author Bio:
A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.

 

As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.

 

That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.

 

Follow Savannah on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte or on her webpage My Revolution: http://www.savannahverte.com

 

Cover Reveal: FRAGILE by Diana Nixon

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COMING FALL (Spring AUS) 2017

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35967646-fragile

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She was off the limits for many reasons: too young, too naïve, and too beautiful to resist. But most of all – because she was my best friend’s little sister. She was like a taboo that should have never been broken.

But we crossed the line together… We gave in to the temptation and made a mistake that changed us forever.

Years passed, but for some unknown reason, the memories of her never stopped haunting my dreams.

I was even more obsessed with her than I was years ago, while she hated me to the bone. And she had a very good reason to feel that way…

“I owe you a lifetime of us, and I will not let you down, not again…”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk., Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.

Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, Diana has published 18 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Her books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.

Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks & Scratches, a literary magazine intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world.

 

LINKS:
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Release Blitz Promo: Reckless Romance by Maggie Riley

 

Title: Reckless Romance 
Author: Maggie Riley 
Genre: Romance 
 

 

 
Josh Lawson–he’s got the body of an athlete, muscles galore, and thick, tousled bed head hair. He’s always Mr. Serious, but when he smiles it transforms his entire face. I’d quietly lose my cool if that smirk were ever directed at me.But playboys like him don’t go for theatre nerds like me. Especially when the playboy in question is a strong silent type who is my opposite in every way.

I definitely am NOT in love with my best friend’s brother. So why do I find myself dreaming/lusting over his broad shoulders and incredible arms? And why did we practically hook up on the dance floor at his sister’s wedding? I can’t get him out of my mind.

***

Reagan Bennett is not my type. She’s happy, artistic, and deserves the real deal.

I’m moody and only good for a one night stand. But after our impromptu sleepover, I can’t get her out of my head.She’s got legs for miles. She’s creative in all the right ways: she knows all the best spots in New York City and she’s passionate about everything she does. Plus, her chocolate chippancakes are killer.

She’s everything good. I’m not gonna be the one to bring her down.

But the more time we spend together, the harder it is to keep my hands off her. I want her. Hell, I need her. It might be reckless, but it also might be love.

 
 
 

 

 
 


Maggie Riley is a contemporary romance author whose interests include red wine, sushi, strolls through Central Park, and steamy men- both real and imaginary. She lives on the Upper East Side with her German Shepherd, Penny.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Book Review: Commander in Chief by Katy Evans

Commander in Chief by Katy
Evans

Series:
White House #2

Publication Date: January 5th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:
The sizzling second installment of the White House series,
by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States
of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in
history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost
my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…
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My flash review of this book when I finished reading it was “everything and more” I wanted in a sequel. A fab follow-up to the first book Mr. President .
In the newly released follow up to Mr. President, Matt has made it into the White House, but Charlotte has run off to Europe. Making it into the top spot in the country isn’t the same without the girl who got him there by his side. Matt asks her to join him, and what we have is CiC. I really loved the redemption and reunion in this book. How the two tangle together to tackle politics and romance. First and rxrp08kf8xnzi foremost, this is a romance book and I love the way the author has done it. There are no boring politics, and it even includes a little mystery and intrigue (after all, it IS Washington DC!!) I enjoyed reading the ongoing beautiful, blossoming relationship and adventure in the White House. This book is a definite summer smasher, meaning you can read it in one sitting. A great book to give you a little hope for the political future. If only Matt Hamilton REALLY WAS in the White House as “Mr President”!!  I really wanted this review to be more eloquent, but I just don’t know what to say, except – definitely read the book!! *insert smiley emoticon* 😀
Buy Links:
Mr. President, Book 1
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street
Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling
lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times
bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages
across the world.
Connect with the Author:
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com
Twitter @authorkatyevans

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Book Review: Mr. President by Katy Evans

 

Mr. President by Katy Evans

Release Date: October 31st
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

He’s won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?

I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a guy like him.

He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side.

Three terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I’m determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.

Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of his voice.jpgthe United States is possessing me in more ways than one—and despite the risks, I’m helpless to resist.

We’re stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart, but Matt’s chance at the presidency on the line.

Winning will take everything. Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.

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Okay, Okay, Okay – Matt Hamilton HAS MY VOTE. Next President of the United States of America. Oh, wait..this isn’t real..and I’m not an American voter. Bummer! This book was all sorts of good! It follows the rise of a young man into an honoured and voteforhamilton-1prestigious role of running for President. Matt comes from political royalty, and has been groomed to do the next top job. Only, he’s not in it alone. Although his family has seen tragedy, he has a campaign crew ready to get him to the top, but will his attraction and want for the newest team member jeapordise everything?

Matt Hamilton knows he has met the person who can help him and his team on their campaign. Charlotte is hard working-like him, comes from political royalty,-like him, and might just be the best damn thing he’s ever seen, in his life (a lot like I imagine, him!). Getting involved with someone on the team is risky, and these two know it. Yet the pull they feel can’t be denied. The chemistry they exude springs off the pages and has you hurrying through to see what’s next. The heartaches and emotions that come from decisions will have you clenching your heart and hoping for more.  I can NOT wait for the next book to come out! This book does end with a bit of a cliff hanger, but it is sooooo worth the read! 

This is my first Katy Evans book and I was really impressed. The way she writes the emotions and scenes captured me and had me reading this book in one sitting. 

 

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Buy Links:

Amazon ➜ http://amzn.to/2dYH8wj
iBooks ➜ http://apple.co/2dPYPQr
Nook ➜ http://bit.ly/2dNp2hl
Kobo ➜ http://bit.ly/2cQp2Rv

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About the Author:

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Book Review: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Genre: Fiction

In this moving, revelatory literary novel, a young writer finds himself unable to open up to the possibility of love — except through the companionship of his aging dachshund Lily. But with the unexpected arrival of a small octopus that affixes itself, unrelenting, to Lily’s head, it soon becomes clear this invader is strangling the life from his dog and threatening the bond between man and his one true friend.

With transportive spins into magic realism at sea and beautifully evoked universal truths of loss and longing on land, a hilariously sardonic and not altogether reliable narrator, and one unforgettable hound whose simple passions and inspiring wisdom will break your heart and put it back together again, Lily and the Octopus captures the singular search for meaning in the face of death and introduces a dazzling new voice in fiction.

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Excuse me for a moment while I wait for the emotional rollercoaster to slow down and cruise into the docking station, ready for me to get off. Oh my heart. This book is a wonderful, emotional, heart bleeding story of a man and his dog. Of course, once you read the first chapter you’ll know exactly how the story is going to go. Don’t let that stop you. Steven Rowley tells a wonderful tale of a dog and his owner. I fell in love with the relationship he has with Lily right from the beginning. I mean, surely everyone tumblr_mgoopn41in1rz2ot3o1_1280plays Monopoly and talks boys with their dog, right?! My heart is so full of love, but so heavy with sadness. This is a literary wonder. A book that makes you want to read it, but not continue on because you want to save yourself. You’ll never look at another dachshund without thinking of the beautiful Lily. Being a dog person I feel like I may have invested myself heavily in this book. There’s just no description of the love and loyalty a dog and owner have. Read this book… that’s all I can say. Read it and feel the love that exists in this world. I’ll be right back, I need to go and smother my two senior furry babies in lots of love!!!

~ A beautimous (both beautiful and fabulous) must-read. Grab this book! NOW!

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