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Monday, 31 August 2015

TOUCHED TO THE SOUL by Elsa Winckler

Touched to the Soul
by Elsa Winckler
Series: Touched, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 6, 2015

A passion that runs soul deep... 

Zoe Sutherland can't stand the pushy, arrogant architect Dale Cavallo. He was just too damn sure of himself, too handsome, too…everything. Maneuvered into working as the interior decorator on his latest project, a glamorous new hotel, Zoe can't keep her mind on the job. And worse, the strange man won't give her access to the hotel's floor plans. How is she supposed to finish the design when she doesn't have the plans? And when the obnoxious man distracts her with every smoldering look, every touch...

Dale has one goal: get rid of the pesky interior designer. Since he's been forced into close proximity with the beautiful Zoe, everything's gone downhill. And to make matters worse, she's only out to further her own career—and he's not about to give her the hotel's plans so she can steal his ideas. He needs to get her out of his system, and sleeping with her seems like the best way to do that. When it comes to women, he's found the best way to handle them is to love 'em and leave 'em. But something strange is happening...because after a night of loving Zoe, he's finding it harder than ever to leave…

Desperately she tried to get her sluggish brain cells to work, tried to rationalize what she was feeling. If she thought about it, her reaction was normal. She was young and unattached; he was a sought-after, rich tycoon—what girl wouldn’t swoon a little bit? And anyway, this was probably the way he always danced with any woman. She’d read enough about him to know he seldom had the same girl on his arm. So she knew this was just for tonight.

Slowly she became aware that the music was farther away, that they’d moved on to the wide terrace overlooking the sea. He steered her farther away around a pillar. And for the first time, she looked up at him.

His eyes were dark with an expression she’d never seen before. What was it? Desire? But that was impossible; it had been obvious from the start that he could hardly stand the sight of her. Surely he wasn’t interested in her in that way, was he?

“Zoe, this is exactly the reason why I’ve stayed away from you, why I haven’t danced with you tonight. This is so not what I want, but I can’t seem to help myself around you…”

Before she could ask what he was talking about, he kissed her.

His lips were warm and demanding, and with a sigh she surrendered. It never even occurred to her to deny him this. To deny herself this pleasure. Because that’s what it was. Pure, unadulterated pleasure.

With a shaky exhale, she pulled him closer and thrust her fingers into his hair. He groaned while his hands restlessly explored her body. Don’t stop, please don’t stop, a voice begged inside her head. For a split second she worried that she’d said the words out loud, but quickly remembered her mouth was otherwise engaged. As far as she was concerned, it could stay that way forever.

4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Zoe Sutherland thinks architect Dale Cavallo is arrogant and too full of himself.  She finds herself working as an interior designer on his latest project a hotel.  But she is not given even the floor plans of the hotel, how is she supposed to work; especially, when he keeps distract her with his presence.

Dale does not want her around as he wishes to disappear from the project.  He believes things started to go wrong since Zoe arrival.  Dale believes she is only wants to further career and no way he will let her steal his ideas with the hotel plans.

Figuring he will seduce her one night but can it be his downfall?  One night might be his downfall as he quickly realizes he loves her and that one night is not enough.  Meantime Zoe struggles with her feelings as she believes she is not worthy of him since she has daddy issues.

Will these two find a way to be together?  A quick easy read with a happy ever after.

Inspired by the writing of Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James, and the Brontë sisters, Elsa Winckler likes her heroines beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong. She married her college boyfriend who, after 40 years, still makes her weak in the knees. They have 3 interesting children, 3 beautiful grandsons and live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty's Bay, South Africa.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

More Than Famous (The Famous Novels #2) by Kahlen Aymes

tag25More Than Famous (The Famous Novels #2) by Kahlen Aymes

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tag36Fame is a bitch... And a half.
Being a big star has its perks, but Caden Carlisle is in love with his costar, Brooklyn Halloway, and the movie studio demands that they keep it under wraps to ensure big box office success.
Cade always disliked the spotlight, preferring to focus on the work, but coupled with the ruthless stalking of rabid paparazzi, the secrecy forced upon his new and fragile relationship, and the vindictive games of others, celebrity status turns into a curse.
Can the roller coaster of emotions bring them closer still, or will jealousy and distance rip them apart forever?
Kahlen Aymes turns up the heat and cranks up the angst in FAMOUS Novel Two; the continuation of Cade and Brook's incredible love story... Because there's more to fame than meets the eye. add-to-goodreads-button31


4 out of 5 stars Kindle copy for Review

Love is never easy especially when you are a famous movie star. It is even more difficult when you fall for your co worker and there is a no dating clause.  Paparazzi are always ready to capture your every move.

Caden Carlisle and Brooklyn Halloway fell in love on the movie ser, and the movie studio demands that they keep it under wraps to ensure big box office success.  Brook had to keep up appearance having her boyfriend around despite wanting to get rid of him when she started having feeling for him.

After the movie, the started to go out but has to keep it a secret from everyone.  Along the way, they must deal with misunderstandings and a fellow co worker wanting to cause trouble between them since she wants Cade. 

Can these two manage to survive a world of cutthroats who are willing to do anything for what they want?   Will love last among these two people, where relationships are fleeting?  Can they trust each other completely?  Nice story of getting past obstacles on the way to love.

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tag15KahlenKahlen Aymes is a USA Today best selling author who writes steamy romance novels that cross genre lines between New Adult, Adult Contemporary and Erotica.
Kahlen has been on several bestseller lists including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Smashwords, Publisher's Weekly, iBooks and USA Today! She began her writing career writing Twilight Fan Fiction and won multiple awards in the genre, including BEST Author, BEST Robsten, Best All-Human that Knocks You Off Your Feet and several others!
Her interests include reading, as well as writing, theater arts, cooking, roller skating and going for long walks. She is the proud mom to one teenage daughter and two golden retrievers.
She LOVES writing more than most anything else in the universe, and you can count on her to deliver strong, relatable characters, deep and detailed plots, and emotion overflow!
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Friday, 28 August 2015

American Made by Katheryn Kiden

American Made
An Against the Tides Novel
by Katheryn Kiden


4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Emerson Hollis has always been a fighter doing things people tell her not to do.  She finds herself returning home after being shot and not being able to do her job as a sniper shooter.  She does not shoot for glory but to protect others.  Now she returns still recovering and is at a loss of what she wants to do now.

Rescue swimmer Gentry Rice lives and breathe his work.  He knows how fragile life is as he is considered a man whore who loves and leaves them.    Then he meets Emerson when one of the crew members brings her along.  Chemistry sizzles between them as they set to tick off the overly protective Knox.

Along the way, he realizes she is everything that he needs but never wanted.  Can he break down her walls as they grow closer together as she begins a new chapter in her life?   Emerson is force to come to terms with her past and that showing weakness is a sign of being strong.  Story of survival and learning it is fine to show your weakness

Fall Out (Against the Tides Novella)

American Made (Against the Tides Book 2)

Where Words Fail (Save Me Book 1)

Freeing Tuesday (Save Me Book 2)

Hate Me Today (Save Me Book 3)

Collaborate (Save Me Book 4)

Sound Proof (Save Me Book 5)

 Save Me Series Box Set

Sinner (Sinners and Saints Book 1)

Saint (Sinners and Saints Book 2)

Homewrecker (Into The Flames Book 1)

Donelle Knudsen Between Heartbeats Blog Tour

Title: Between Heartbeats
Author: Donelle Knudsen
Genre: YA/Romance

Can life change between heartbeats? Diana awakens on her seventeenth birthday in a joyful mood. But at breakfast she is told, during a heated argument with her mother, that the man she has loved as her father is not her father at all. Diana decides to unravel the mystery of her childhood and the reason for their secrets, and travels across the country to visit her step-father. And so, Diana begins a journey where she discovers shocking truths hidden just beneath the surface. To further complicate her summer, she meets Kevin Wright, a college junior. When Kevin vanishes without a trace, Diana learns family is more than shared DNA and discovers who will help her when it appears all hope is gone. In Donelle Knudsen’s Young Adult novel, Between Heartbeats, a young woman’s quest to find her roots enables her to discover love and the power of forgiveness. 


4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

At seventeen, Diana’s world is about to change when she hears that the person she thought was not her father was not really her father by her mother over breakfast.  Her relationship with her mother has always been rocky as she is still caught up in her mother’s difficulties when she rather stay with her father.  From then on, she wonders who her real father is but her mom refuses to tell her about him.

Meantime her boyfriend goes missing and is found in Canada and his memories are missing.  He does not remember her nor his parents who try to bring him home initially but he finally consents about returning home.  As he returns, to his childhood home, he starts to remember things and Diana where they eventually reunite.

Diana starts to question things when her mom refuses to give her birth certificate and with the help of her dad she learns about a kidnapped baby born on the same day.  With her mom questionable behavior, she wonders if she could be the kidnapped baby in question.
Can she cope with the knowledge that she is not who she thought she was?  Can she forgive the mother who stole her from her real parents and find love?  An interesting story and the things people will try to rationalize what they do.

Donelle Knudsen was born in Portland, Oregon, the beautiful City of Roses, but has lived in Eastern Washington since 1988. She also writes short stories, poetry, and memoir, and owes her love of books and the craft of writing to her late father, who was never too busy to read to her or to make visits to the “big” library every Saturday. She then earned a B.S. in Arts & Letters from Portland State University and is a four-time finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s literary contest in the memoir category. Her first book, “Through the Tunnel of Love, A Mother’s and Daughter’s Journey with Anorexia” was published in 2011.

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