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Friday, December 15, 2017

The Start of The Profiler Series is Killer!

Terror stalks a small Virginia town.

FBI rising star, criminal profiler Evelyn Baine, knows how to think like a serial killer. But she's never chased anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them, half-buried, deep in the woods. As the body count climbs, Evelyn's relentless pursuit of the killer puts her career - and her life - at risk. And the evil lurking in the Burier's mind may be more than even she can unravel.

Terror is closer than she thinks.


The Bakersville Burier knows he's got an FBI profiler on his trail. He knows who she is and where to find her. And he's biding his time, because he's planned a special punishment for Evelyn. She may have tracked other killers, but he vows to make this her last chase. This time it's her turn to be hunted!
Hunted
The Profiler #1
Elizabeth Heiter
Pub Date: 12/2013
Harlequin MIRA
Genre: Myster, Thriller
Rating: 5/5
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The first novel of The Profiler series is equal parts intriguing and thrilling. Elizabeth Heiter takes readers into the life of a young profiler who works obsessively to bury the pain of her past.

Evelyn Baine, hard-working and socially awkward, is assigned an important case. She is to help catch a killer who tortures and rapes women, then buries them up to their heads so that they're on display, by providing a profile to the local police force. The profile is tricky and even Evelyn can't quite put all the components together. As the case quickly escalates she realizes that this may be the case that could end her career. Either she'll overwork herself to the point of no return or the killer will turn his sights on her.

Hunted is an amazing story. I knew I was going to like it, but I loved it by the time I finished reading. Evelyn is the kind of character with layers that aren't immediately noticeable. The first things I noticed, though, are that she's strong and values her independence, and is prone to hiding her vulnerabilities. I'm sure as I continue reading the series that there will be more that is revealed about her. Her past plays a large role in the person she is. It's what makes her so focused on becoming a top profiler. She plans to look into the cold case of her childhood friend's disappearance. Especially as new information comes to light that she may have been a target at that time as well.

I love that Hunted takes other perspectives into consideration. I like being privy to the thoughts of the killer and characters surrounding Evelyn. It changes the pacing of the novel so readers won't feel as though they're racing towards the end. It also gives insight into things that Evelyn herself wouldn't be able to convey, like how someone feels about her or the killer's motive.

Even though I got a bit paranoid when reading this story at night, with almost all the lights off, I am excited to read Evelyn's next mystery! I recommend this read for fans of Sandra Brannan's Liv Bergen Mysteries.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press For Busy Readers

Carina Press recently introduced 'The Dirty Bits' for readers with a hunger for reading and busy schedules. These micro-romances are designed to be read in an hour or two. I checked out one of their recent releases and they definitely deliver on their promise!


Wrong cabin, right bed. When an unlikely pair find themselves snowed in, the only thing to do is heat up the sheets.

My foot’s barely in the door of the isolated cabin I rented when a naked, gorgeous, dripping wet guy walks out of the bedroom. I may be half-frozen from the storm outside but one look at this mountain man has my blood heating. Too bad the gruff stranger isn’t as pleased with the cabin mix-up as I am.

With the power out and the storm raging, there’s only one way to survive the night: body heat. An innocent cuddle by the fire is the furthest thing from my mind. Once Reid McKenna’s body is pressed against mine—skin on skin, muscle against curves—raw need takes over.



He’s got me hot and bothered, and wanting more.

Tonight, the wind won’t be the only thing howling.

For those times when size does matter. The Dirty Bits from Carina Press: Quick and dirty, just the way we like it.
Sharing Body Heat
Lexie Davis
Pub Date: 11/13/17
Carina Press
Genre: Romance
Rating: 4/5
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From the new Carina Press Dirty Bits, Sharing Body Heat is an example of a romance packed with so much heat you'll be glad it's compressed into a bite-sized story. Lexie Davis strands two strangers in a cabin in the woods and lets the sparks fly.

Lauren is taking a much needed break from her everyday routine. A cabin in the woods, isolated, is exactly what she wants. Unfortunately, she walks into the wrong cabin and finds herself caught in a snowstorm and stuck with a man who refuses to put on clothes. A few suggestive nudges and Reid gets Lauren to stop denying her attraction to him. The rest, as they say, is history.

Sharing Body Heat is definitely an over the top, sexy romance. Over the top in a good way because it's such a short story you'll want to get as much out of it as possible. It still amazes me how quick the read is without short-changing readers of the full experience. The characters are easy to connect with and by the end of the story you might wonder, obsessively, what becomes of them in the future.

Definitely pick up a copy of Sharing Body Heat the next time you want a quick and sexy read!
*ARC provided in consideration for a review*

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Enchanting Dark Romance: A Deep Dark Call

Even a lone wolf must one day claim his mate.
I expected what I came for in Wallachia: a job as a governess and a fresh beginning, far away from all that tormented me in England. Instead, I found a sinister manor house with secrets lurking down every dim corridor.

Eerie, erotic nightmares plague my sleep—inspired, no doubt, by tales of the village’s mystical guardians and my darkly handsome employer.

Ioan Marcu is as enigmatic as the lands where he and his daughter make their home. The locals say that he is cursed, that he is behind the questionable circumstances of his first wife’s death.

But I feel an almost supernatural pull toward him, despite the wall of solitude he’s built around himself.

Our passion has reached a fever pitch, and I know we must confront the consequences of our lust.

For Ioan is no normal man, and I may just be the key to his powers’ full potential.
A Deep Dark Call
Rose Vane
Pub Date: 12/4/17
Carina Press
Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5
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A Deep Dark Call, debut fiction from Rose Vane, is an incredible dark romance. It pulls you in with secrets and envelops you in enchanting lore.

Lucy Cross travels to a strange, distant Wallachia because there is nothing and no one left for her in England. She is hired as governess for Ioan Marcu's daughter, Alexandra. The harsh winter and language barrier make for a bleak future, but the immediate attraction to the boyar and intelligence of her new charge gives Lucy hope. Ioan is the guardian of his people and the wolves that live in the surrounding forests. The pull of wild attraction goes both ways between them. For Ioan has found the means to unleash his supernatural other half. Lucy is the key he's been waiting for since he first learned about the dark power held within.

Lucy walks into a world where old traditions are alive and thriving. The hidden truths about herself are fighting to rise and she can no longer remain ignorant of her destiny. Normally, I despise having to wait for secrets to be revealed. In this story, though, Rose Vane tactfully reveals pieces of information as it becomes relevant. I never had to wait too long for answers to the questions that were raised in the outset of the story. The quick pace makes it seem as though you have been thrust into the middle of an extravagant tale that has been unfolding for some time before you're introduced to the characters. There aren't any long passages of backstory even though this world is unfamiliar. The setting is a breath of fresh air as it transported me to somewhere new and unusual.

Every page builds up to a marvelous ending. I will be looking for more from Rose Vane because she brings a touch of something different to the romance genre. I'm eager to see what else she has in store for her readers!
*ARC provided in consideration for a review*
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Friday, December 8, 2017

New December Reads From Harlequin!


This December make sure you pick up one of these select Harlequin reads! Keep reading to learn more and read my review of Always a Lawman by Delores Fossen.

His Secret Son by Brenda Jackson
Three nights with a Texan…and one pregnancy surprise! Only from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!




The Texas rancher and navy SEAL who fathered Bristol Lockett’s son died a hero’s death…or so she was told. Yet when Laramie “Coop” Cooper strolls into her exhibit at an art gallery three years later, he’s very much alive—and still making her pulse zing. The all-consuming chemistry between them is as undeniable now as it was then, but Bristol won’t risk her heart—or their son’s. Little does Bristol know he’s determined to win over his unexpected family at any cost!
Harlequin Desire
Publication Date: 12/05/17
Genre: Romance
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A Christmas Bride for the King by Abby Green
Unwrapping her innocence... Reluctant ruler Sheikh Salim Al-Noury would rather abdicate than taint his realm with his dark secrets. Until one exquisitely beautiful diplomat is hired to persuade him to reconsider the throne...

Christmas means heartbreak to Charlotte McQuillan, so working abroad over the festive season is the perfect getaway. But Salim proves to be her most challenging client yet as his rugged masculinity awakens untouched Charlotte to unimaginable pleasures! Soon Salim accepts that he alone can bear the weight of the crown. And his first proclamation will be to make Charlotte his Christmas queen!
Rulers of the Desert #2
Harlequin Presents
Pub Date: 11/21/17
Genre: Romance
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Always a Lawman by Delores Fossen 
A sheriff’s heart-wrenching past threatens to destroy his future in USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen’s brand-new Blue River Ranch miniseries…

Ten years ago, Sheriff Gabriel Beckett helped convict the man who murdered his parents in a shocking crime that still haunts his small Texas town. Now the terror has returned and the woman who escaped the attack is a target again.


Jodi Canton loved Gabriel—until that love shattered with his parents’ murder and her father’s conviction. Taunted with threats, she’s determined to bait the real killer out of hiding. Drawing out a criminal puts her life on the line, but Gabriel’s protection puts her heart in danger. Even if they survive a predator, can they risk everything to heal each other?
Blue River Ranch #1
Harlequin Intrigue
Pub Date: 11/21/17
Genre: Western Romance
Rating: 4/5
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Delores Fossen welcomes readers to Blue River Ranch, a new miniseries of romantic suspense. Always a Lawman is immediately engaging and sends readers through a whirlwind of danger and suspense.

Jodi Canton goes back to the place where all her troubles started. One tragic night 10 years ago she was attacked and Gabriel Beckett's parents were murdered. Jodi couldn't remember who attacked her, but all signs pointed to her father who has been in jail ever since. Jodi's back now to prove her father's innocence and to draw out the real killer. Returning to the crime scene as bait is the start of the end. From that moment, a series of events proves that someone is trying to kill her and suspects from the original investigation are once again under the light of suspicion. Gabriel, now Sheriff, wants to keep Jodi out of harm's way while catching the culprit.

For a quick read, this story is very involved. Someone is trying to cover their tracks by making those closest to Jodi seem suspicious. Fossen creates a tangled web that Jodi is eager to bash through despite her lingering anxiety. The attack deeply affected Jodi and it shows in her interactions with others and the course her life took. I appreciate how real the characters seem as they deal with the twists and turns of the investigation.

Romance in the middle of an intriguing mystery is the best kind of story. It doesn't hurt that our hero is a cowboy cop and our heroine is just as strong. If you loved B.J. Daniels' Dark Horse or Linda Lael Miller's Forever a Hero, you'll thoroughly enjoy Always a Lawman!
*ARC provided in consideration for review*

Up Next in the Series:
 JAN 2018          FEB 2018        MAR 2018


About Delores Fossen:
USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, is an Air Force veteran who has sold over 100 novels. She's received the Booksellers' Best Award for romantic suspense, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. Her books have been featured in Woman's Day and Woman’s World. In addition, she's had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at: www.deloresfossen.com
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Blog Tour: Back Home at Firefly Lake


A heartwarming small-town romance that will make you believe in love and second chances.

She has a million reasons to leave. Can he give her the one she needs to stay?

Cat McGuire's return to Firefly Lake is turning into much more than she bargained for. Sure, she missed the crisp pine-scented air and the comfort of having her family around her. But being home makes her feel less like the successful single mom she is--and more like the awkward teen who never fit in. It doesn't help that hockey-pro Luc Simard is back in town, too. Luc was her childhood crush, the hometown hero who never noticed her, and yet somehow he still makes her heart skip a beat.

Luc's homecoming has been bittersweet. He's lost his wife and his career, but there's no better place to start over than Firefly Lake. Coaching the local kids' hockey team makes him feel alive again, and he thinks his life is complete--until Cat arrives. The shy girl he always wanted to protect is now the gorgeous woman who's stealing his heart and making him believe in second chances. But how can he convince Cat that Firefly Lake is where she truly belongs?

In the tradition of New York Times bestselling authors Susan Wiggs and RaeAnne Thayne comes an emotional story about finding love in the most unexpected of places from Jen Gilroy.
Back Home at Firefly Lake
Firefly Lake #3
Jen Gilroy
Pub Date: 12/5/17
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Rating: 4/5
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Pull up a chair and start a warm, sizzling fire because Jen Gilroy's Back Home at Firefly Lake is your next cozy read! Readers are taken back to Firefly Lake just in time for Mia and Nick's New Year's Eve wedding and just in time to catch Nick's sister Cat fall head over heels for Luc Simard.

Luc and Cat have known each other since they were children and never before had there been a sexual attraction between them. Cat may have had a crush on him but she was never brave enough to do anything about it. Now Luc is coaching her daughter in the one thing Amy can't live without, hockey. The two can't avoid each other and sparks ignite with every contact.

Back Home at Firefly Lake encompasses some of my favorite elements of cozy romances. Both Luc and Cat struggle to overcome experiences from their pasts that still weigh them down. The McGuire father left a stain on the family that Cat has yet to come to terms with. Luc's pain, on the other hand, stems from the death of his wife, Maggie. They had so much in common including their love for hockey and ice skating and he just can't let her go. Then, there's a little girl craving a father and struggling to find a place where she belongs. Cat only wants what's best for Amy and strives to prove to her daughter that she'll love her no matter what. I love that Amy plays a significant role in this story. She's not just a prop used to bring Luc and Cat together, but actually attempts to orchestrate a romance between them! It was unexpected and added a layer to the plot that made it a touch more interesting.

This story continues its focus on the McGuire family with festive snippets of their French Canadian heritage. Gabrielle and Ward's relationship moves forward and Georgia even has a change of heart about staying in Firefly Lake. Even though they are still healing from the wounds caused by their father's departure the McGuire siblings are closer than ever. They're a very realistic family. They don't always communicate well, but they love each other fiercely.

This series has it all: big families, a cute canine, feisty kids, and romance galore! If you enjoy RaeAnne Thayne's Haven Point series you'll enjoy the Firefly Lake novels which have a touch more heat.
*ARC provided in consideration for review*

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About Jen Gilroy:

Jen Gilroy lives in a small town in eastern Ontario, Canada where her Irish ancestors settled in the nineteenth century. She's worked in higher education and international marketing but, after spending too much time in airports and away from her family, traded the 9-5 to write romantic women’s fiction to bring readers' hearts home.

Jen likes ice cream, diners, vintage style and all things country. Her husband is her real-life romance hero, and her teen daughter teaches her to cherish the blessings in the everyday.

The Cottage at Firefly Lake, the first book in her Firefly Lake series, was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® award in 2015. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award 2017.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Can't Get Enough of The Original Heartbreakers!


New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale, featuring a rough, tough bad boy brought to his knees by... a kindergarten teacher?

The king of one-night stands...
To inherit--and destroy--his father’s business at long last, Brock Hudson needs a wife. The ruthless ex-military heartthrob has always avoided romantic entanglements. Women are sweet, but vengeance will be sweeter. Or so he thinks. Only one woman will do, but the vulnerable beauty is more than he bargained for—sexier, wittier, and utterly irresistible.

The queen of the deep freeze…
After an abusive first marriage, Lyndie Scott has sworn off relationships. But still she longs for a child of her own. Turns out, the brawler who frightens her with only a glance is the answer to her problems. She agrees to his proposal, with a caveat: spend every night in bed with her, then walk away for good when it’s time to divorce. Even if she’s pregnant.


A marriage of breathtaking inconvenience...
As the days pass too quickly and the nights heat up, Brock battles a sense of possession and obsession. Will the former commitment-phobe convince his wife they’re better off together, or will she pack her bags and go?
Can't Get Enough
The Original Heartbreakers #6
Gena Showalter
Pub Date: 11/5/17
Genre: Romance
Rating: 3/5
Amazon

Gena Showalter dives back into Strawberry Valley with a hot new romance. Two heartbroken people are drawn together by the prospect of a happily ever after. All around them their friends are in new, happy marriages and committed to family. Brock Hudson and Lyndie Scott have to rise above their dark pasts to learn how to love themselves and find love with each other.

Brock and Lyndie have been circling each other since they first meet in Can't Hardly Breathe, Dorothea and Daniel's story. Brock's friends, Daniel and Jude, are married to Lyndie's friends, Dorothea and Ryanne. It only makes sense that they would fall for each other eventually. It starts with a proposal. Brock asks Lyndie to marry him so that he can take over his late father's company. He sweetens the deal for Lyndie by agreeing to help her get pregnant.

Can't Get Enough has a sexy rating that is off the charts, but I would have liked to dive deeper into Lyndie and Brock's insecurities. It seems like we only get surface emotions and not much face time with Brock's mom and brother who played a hand in making his childhood miserable. However, between Brock and Lyndie we get all the romancing we could possibly ever get in one story. We see they want each other from the get-go and we get to see them come to turns with that desire.

I recommend this series for fans of Lori Foster or Maisey Yates. If you love small town romances where everyone is given a chance to find love despite the pain of their pasts, then this is for you!
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~About Gena Showalter~
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans.




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