Archive | October 29, 2013

New Release ~ Review ~ The Way Home by Cindy Gerard

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by Cindy Gerard
Release date: October 29,2013

Killed in Action – the most dreaded words imaginable for a soldier’s wife. Jess Albert has been living with them for four years, since the death of her husband in Afghanistan. Finding blessed numbness in routine, she doesn’t dare to look ahead, any more than she can bear to look back. Then Tyler Brown, a former special-ops warrior, shows up at her small general store in Minnesota North Woods, jarring her back to life. Jess knows better than to fall in love with another man who places duty to his country before love of his wife- but there’s no denying the longing and the hope for a future that Ty makes her feel.

A world away, a man ravaged by years of captivity and torture, a man with no memories, finally escapes- clinging to life and sanity in a hostile land. In his darkest hour, he awakes in a lantern-lit cave to find a woman at his side. Dark-haired and dark-eyes, her touch is caring, despite the resentment he hears in her voice and sees on her face. Rabia is bound by honor to save the lost American soldier in her keeping, this broken warrior from a war that has brought so much devastation to her land. But is it honor igniting her compassion for her enemy, or is it something more?

While a Black Ops team plans a daring rescue mission to bring the solider home, two women on opposite sides of the world walk a dangerous path between betrayal and honor, and must find for themselves where to draw the lines between duty and love.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cindy Gerard’s latest novel is a heartwarming, richly emotional, action-packed story about homecomings- just in time for the holidays.

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Allyson’s Review:
Oh Wow! The way Home was heartwarming, touching but heartbreaking as well. Cindy Gerard did not disappoint with this book. I went through a roller coaster of emotions from laughing to crying. This powerful book told the story of Jess, whom husband died 4 years earlier in Afghanistan and her trying to move on and solider waking up in Afghanistan with lots of injuries and no memory, only to be taken care of and hidden by Rabia and her Father, with the risk of death for all of them.
Ty walked into Jess’ s Life on a mission, asking to barrow her guns. The chemistry between the two was powerful but she wasn’t ready to open her heart to someone else whom was dedicated to their country. Ty shows up again at her General Store in North Woods, Minnesota. Ty wants more but Jess is scared. I loved Ty’ s character he was truly selfless, strong, protective, loyal, understanding, caring, funny and romantic. Jess was tough, brave, caring, loyal, and supportive, Jess loved with her whole heart and would move heaven and earth to help those she loved, even if it meant sacrificing her happiness.
I admired Rabia, she selflessly risked her own life to help a wounded soldier. She stayed up taking care of him to the best of her ability. Knowing that if they were ever caught, the Tali-ban would kill all of them. The Way Home was a wonderful story of Love, Lost and Found. I can’t say enough good things about this book, is definitely a Must Read. I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Incognito Blog Tour

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by Morgan K Wyatt


Teresa Gallagher did not expect to become an old maid school teacher at the great age of thirty-six, but she does teach and is single. She also didn’t expect a gorgeous stranger to slip into her university writing class. The man claims a historical name as his own and an interest in writing. She has high school students who lie better.
Marcus Aronson specializes in small colleges with problems. His company usually gobbles up the college, lays off people and takes over administration. Jefferson is his latest project. He slips into a classroom to check out if a favorite professor might be the embezzler. What he finds instead is a passionate woman hiding behind a button up exterior. Someone needs to release Teresa from her inhibitions and that someone would be him. There were rules about mixing business and pleasure. Rules he intended to break.

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Marcus decided her expression wasn’t overly welcoming. Had he read the kiss wrong or was the problem that he shouldn’t know where she lived? Only a nosy person or someone with access to personnel records would know that. Still, her cutoff shorts were hot. What did that shirt say? He read the words aloud until she covered it with her hands. “Straight men…” Wait, what did she cover up?
He walked closer until they were nose to nose. The coconut-scented suntan oil teased his nostrils. Visions of tropical nights spent under a full moon, rolling around with Teresa’s long legs wrapped around him filled his mind’s eye. Speaking of legs, he glanced down to the limbs in question. Just as long and as magnificent as he imagined them that made it a double shame to cover them up. Still, he knew teen boys needed little to start erotic fantasies about their teachers. Why give them more fodder?
Her lips held onto the circle of surprise, which made him think of other ways he could shock those delectable lips. The slight hush of the pool filter, children playing in the distance, plus a tinny muffled dog barking registered in a corner of his mind. Two feminine hands held tightly under her breasts owned the majority of his attention. Whatever word she might be trying to hide with her hands did not quite cover the arrow pointing downward to an interesting zone.
“My sister-in-law’s a jokester. The shirt is a souvenir from her San Francisco trip.” She said the words breathlessly, while staring up in his eyes.
Placing his larger hands over hers, he deliberately wrapped his fingers around hers with the intention of lifting her hands off the obvious inappropriate word. What he didn’t count on was her determination to keep the word covered or their precarious perch at the edge of the pool.
“C’mon,” he cajoled when she pressed her hands even tighter to her midriff as she might be attempting CPR on herself.
She shook her head. “Nope, I’d rather be shirtless than have you read my humiliating shirt.”
Shirtless? Oh yes, he could go for that. “Sounds good to me.” His hands dove to the bottom of her shirt to help her remove it. A forceful push sent him wind-milling into the pool, clothes, shoes, sunglasses, and damn it, cell phone, and all.
She stood peering into the pool, her body quivering with suppressed laughter. He fished out his cellphone laid it on the edge of the pool. Her expression told him she couldn’t believe her eyes as he pulled out his wallet, his keys, and a waterlogged package of mints. He reached under the water, pulled off one, then another topsider and flung it onto the cement.
“What are you doing?” She stared at the growing pile.
He smiled at her very interested mien. The woman ate him up with her eyes. Good. He unbuttoned the two buttons on his polo and pulled it over his head. He wrung out his wet shirt, twirled it over his head like a stripper, and pitched in her direction, hitting her with a satisfying smack.
“Looks like someone invited me in for a swim.”
Her mouth opened and closed with no words coming out.
“Unfortunately, I forgot my suit so I have to improvise.” He slipped the belt from his khakis and let it float on top of the water like some mythical serpent. Teresa’s eyes followed as if it were Nessie. To think he took time considering what would be the right thing to wear only to end up drenched. Business casual did not serve him well.
Her eyes stayed glued to him as he reached for his waistband. “I’ll be right back,” she announced as she darted to the patio door. “Don’t go anywhere.”

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morgan k wyattAbout the Author

Morgan K Wyatt, raised on a steady diet of superheroes, believed she could fly at a very young age. After using trees, barn lofts, sliding boards, and even a second story window as launch pads, she found her flying skills were limited to fast and downward. By the age of nine, her dreams to be a superhero needed some modifications, which caused her to turn to writing and horseback riding as alternatives to flying.
At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.
Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.




Book Tour ~ Love Resisted ~ Melanie Codina


Book 2 – Real Love Series
Melanie Codina

For Allie Baxter, love was never
something she had to worry about. She was loved by her friends, her family, her
husband … until the day it was ripped away. Losing love was the deepest pain
Allie had ever endured, and it was an agony she vowed to avoid feeling ever
again. Crippled with guilt over her loss, for five years Allie served her
self-appointed exile from the daily comforts offered by friends and family,
only to return and attempt to fit herself back into their open arms—even if she
knew she didn’t deserve it. Mike Lawson was not something Allie expected; the
love of a man was not something Allie was prepared to want. The spark of desire
that had long ago died inside her suddenly returned, bringing the memories of
her pain with it. She swore she would never allow herself to love again … but
how long could love be resisted?







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Melanie is an amazing mother of four, an awesome and tolerant wife to one,
and nurse to many. If you don’t believe her, just ask anyone in her family,
they know what to say. She is also a devoted chauffer, the keeper of missing
socks, a genius according to a six year old, the coolest soccer uniform
coordinator according to a twelve year old, and the best damn
‘mac-n-cheese-with-cut-up-hot-dog maker in the whole world. Well that last
title isn’t really official, but it’s still pretty cool to be called it.

When not being ordered around by any of the kids, you can find her with
her nose in a book or on the sideline of a soccer game cheering on one team or
another. But that’s mostly because she has a thing for the coach. When she is
not doing all of the above, you can find her obsessed with a group of fictional
characters all vying for a spot on the page of whatever she’s working on. It’s
a fun and crazy life to lead, but wouldn’t have it any other way


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Melanie Codina and her
family will be donating $1 for each book of Love Resisted sold during the month
of October. 
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