Archive | July 17, 2013

Review ~ Renovated Heart by Jean Joachim

Renovated heartRenovated Heart
by Jean Joachim

Can a broken heart be renovated like an old house? Kit’s life came to a halt when her husband slapped her with a divorce. Finding herself without a job or a place to live, she’s forced to take Tunney Nichols up on his offer of cheap rent for his parent’s house. The catch: she must allow him to renovate while she’s living there. Out of fear, Kit tells a lie she soon regrets as she is drawn to the sexy man plastering and painting his way into her heart.

Can Sarah forget the abuse from her late husband? Can she fix her heart and the hearts of her children? With her two children in tow, Sarah relocates to be near her sister, she meets Jim, a neighbor and English professor. A mutual interest in writing, paves the way for a friendship that blossoms into romance. But is Jim the right man for Sarah or does her old college sweetheart still light her fire?

Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/The-Renovated-Heart-ebook/dp/B008O8FFSW/ref=pd_sim_kstore_10#

Review by Allyson:

This was book 4 in the Now and Forever Series. Like all of Jean Joachim’ s books, I loved this one as well. Callie’s sister, Sarah moves to town. Callie being the matchmaker she is, rents a house next door to Jim, a single professor. I immediately felt sorry for Sarah, her marriage was a mess, her husband was abusive, then killed while drunk. Her and Jim started out as friends but started to become more. Both had their own issues they needed to work through. I thought they were perfect for each other and kept hoping they would work it out.

Sarah’s friend Kit also comes to town, after her husband decides he wants a divorce and is going to tour by himself. My heart went out to Kit she had packed everything, rented out their apartment for a year and the night before they leave to go on tour he gives her divorce papers. When Kit moves to be close to Sarah, she makes a big mistake in telling her landlord, Tunney, she is married. The Connection between Kit and Tunney is sizzling,but that lie stands in the way! I have truly enjoyed this entire series and can see myself ‘re-reading’ these books over and over.

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Blog Tour ~ Giveaway ~ More than a Maid

More than a maid
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More than a Maid

Blurb:
Book Three of the Barboza Brothers series.
Book One: Fresh Temptation (Available for Free on Amazon!)
Book Two: Armando Returns

Ramon Barboza loves two things: his ranch and his freedom. An occasional drunken fling is all he needs to satisfy his desire for a woman.
Marcy Cameron never wanted to be a live-in maid, but her cleaning business is falling apart. When her friend offers her an overpaid position as housekeeper for a month, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. Marcy packs her bags and heads to Texas. But the house comes with a grumpy, secretive, and obstinate occupant: Ramon, who thinks his life and his house are fine just the way they are. The sassy, headstrong Marcy quickly butts heads with the master of the house. But is the tension between them merely anger, or something more?
As Cara and Victor plan their wedding at the ranch, Henry’s secrets cast a shadow. Ramon has his suspicions, but refuses to discuss them with anyone.
What made Henry run off? Why is he living off the grid? Why has he still not returned? Victor and Armando are determined to uncover the truth, but will the answers be more than they bargained for?

In the conclusion of the Barboza Brothers trilogy, all of these questions will be answered.

Excerpt:
With her eyes still shut, she heard him stand up in front of her. A subtle, masculine fragrance filled her nostrils. He let go of her arm and she felt his palm cup her cheek. His other hand went to the small of her back.
Ramon breathed in her ear before whispering, “You’re all I’ve been able to think about since last night.”
“I am?” Marcy asked in a breath, biting her lip and nearly losing her balance.
He moaned, nuzzling her cheek. Then he whispered, “You didn’t think you could go around flauntin’ all this in front of me without me doin’ somethin’ about it, did you?”
Marcy smiled, memorizing his words. Loving the way his accent changed to a heavier drawl when he whispered in her ear.
Ramon’s hand in the small of her back slid further down, his fingertips lightly grazing her butt through her thin cotton shorts. His other hand moved from her cheek to her hair as the volume of his breathing increased.
She let out a quiet moan. Her body needed more, and he probably knew it. Her intuition told her he was trying to get her worked up enough to make her beg.
And if not for her rebellious nature, she probably would have.
Instead, Marcy simply put her arms around his waist.
Ramon drew closer, gently kissing her cheek, tightening his embrace.
Pressing his erection against her stomach.
Marcy almost laughed out of sheer relief. She convinced herself earlier that his lack of arousal meant he was lying. But there was no mistaking his attraction now.
She slid her hands under his T-shirt, her fingers digging against his back. Pulling him closer, she let her stomach slowly rub against his hard member, determined to beat him at this game.
Ramon chuckled, then nibbled her earlobe, giving it a soft bite before he let it go. Both of his hands were now cupping her ass. In a deep whisper, he said, “You gonna take those clothes off for me now?”

About Author:
Reeni Austin loves to write lighthearted romances with a little spice. More than a Maid is the latest installment in her Barboza Brothers Series.

Author’s Links:
o Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6587255.Reeni_Austin
o Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Reeni-Austin/e/B00A3OUQQG/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
o Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/reeniaustin
o Website – http://www.reeniaustin.com

Book Links:
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 Scandalous Book Blog http://scandalousbookblog.blogspot.com/
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Cover Reveal ~ Freya’s spell

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BY KATHLEEN ANN GALLAGHER
COMING TO SECRET CRAVINGS PUBLISHING AUGUST 2013

BLURB
The passionate, sex-starved witch, Freya Meyer is tired of wasting time with unsatisfying lovers. She’s in search of a man who can keep up with her. Prospects are slim in Bartlett, the sleepy little town in the White Mountain Region of New Hampshire.

A sultry stranger with a French accent behind the counter at the Country Store is new to town. Family commitment and an unsettled past leads Paul Marton back to his childhood roots. On the rebound from a scandalous romance, Paul tries to ignore Freya’s advances, and he doesn’t let on how he falls prey to her seductive ways.

When Paul ignores her advances, Freya knows what she must do. A love spell is bound to cast the shy stranger straight into her arms. With the help of the full moon, Freya’s wishes may come to fruition. Can a lonely witch capture one night with her dream lover… walk away, and never look back? Is there a way to tame a wild witch’s heart?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuthor bio:
Kathleen writes contemporary, paranormal, and erotic romance. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Joseph, and their two puppies, Chaz, and Luc. Her children are all grown, but her three grandsons keep her spirit energized. She is a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. Her passion for story telling began when she was a young girl. Since her father was a professional magician, she learned how to use her imagination while assisting him with his act. When Kathleen is not writing, her favorite place to relax is down the Jersey Shore. You might find her under an umbrella, wearing a straw hat, dreaming of a new story.

Here’s where you can find Kathleen.

Kathleen’s blog. http://kathleensplacetoreflect.blogspot.com/?zx=e33c25154ce308d9

Website.http://www.kathleenanngallagher.net/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Kathleenwrites

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kathleen.a.gallagher?ref=tn_tnmn

Wicked Wild Wednesday ~ Death Knows My Name

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Death Knows My Name

By-Casse NaRome

Genre-Adult Paranormal Romance

Blurb:

MAYNE ST LECLAIR has spent her adult life closed off emotionally from the world around her. She learned very early on that those who get close to her end up dead. She knows she is cursed, but what she doesn’t know is why.

ECTAIN “ERIC” EDECK knows the pain he has caused Mayne but the connection is undeniable. Can Mayne get passed the hurt and fall in love or has her heart been broken too many times?

Is death playing some sort of cruel joke on Mayne St LeClair or is watching her suffer breaking Death’s heart?

Casse NaRomeAuthor Bio:

Casse Narome is the alter-ego of a self-proclaimed awesome weirdo who spent her childhood reading and daydreaming. As an adult that is also how she spends her time only now she writes her daydreams down for everyone to read. Casse is never serious, has been accused of wishing her life was a sitcom, laugh track and all, has a bad habit of talking out loud to herself and she is fine with being a little insane. She spends way too much time online, too much money buying books and laughing at her own jokes. You will find her on Twitter being very random and spewing her opinions. When you see her online, tell her to get back to her writing! Or just engage her in a hilarious random conversation. She blogs book reviews and the adventures of being a writer at

http://www.CatholicKittie.blogspot.com & http://www.CasseNarome.blogspot.com She is an avid tweeter http://www.twitter.com/catholickittie She is also on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CasseNarome

Author Links:

Publisher- http://www.bayoubrewpublishing.com

Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Casse-NaRome/e/B00C0K7T4S/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/CasseNarome

Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/catholickittie

Blog- http://www.CasseNarome.blogspot.com & http://www.catholickittie.blogspot.com/