Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Beautiful Addictions
by Season Vining
Release: January 28, 2014
Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Synopsis


Josie Banks is a girl without a past.  After being found unconscious with no memory, she was shuffled in and out of foster homes where she suffered years of abuse. An experience that left her broken, damaged, and clinging to drugs and meaningless hook-ups to numb her pain.
When Josie disappeared years ago, she took a piece of Tristan with her.  She’s the girl he thought he lost forever—the one he’s never been able to forget.  Now a twist of fate has brought them back together, and he never wants to let her out of his inked arms again.  But Tristan is haunted by a dark past of his own.  On the run from ruthless criminals that shattered Josie’s world years ago, reentering her life puts them both in danger. As Josie and Tristan’s lives become tangled once again, they find themselves unwilling and unable to escape the relentless pull that draws them together.  But will the past leave their love in ruins—or bind them together for a lifetime? 




Excerpt


Josie craved his touch and she couldn’t understand why they hadn’t had sex yet, or any form of it. She wanted it; her fingers ached to touch him in places she’d only yet imagined. It was obvious that Tristan felt the same way, so she failed to make sense of his need to take things slow. She longed to feel his sweat slicked skin against hers and inhale the scent of their bodies combined. Not ready to admit any kind of emotional connection, she desperately needed a physical one. It was the only thing she was comfortable with.
She found it curious that her dependency seemed to be shifting. No longer did she need meaningless sex or drugs to numb her. Josie only wanted to submerge herself in Tristan, to soak up everything he offered. He was her new addiction.
Tristan was in a constant state of arousal in Josie’s company. Never able to completely relax, his muscles remained tense and rigid with yearning. If it had been any other girl, he would have taken her already, hard and fast, several times. But he knew that Josie used sex to avoid attachment. He didn’t want to be just another mark on her therapeutically notched bedpost. To him, Josie was something new, yet familiar, something he wanted to cherish. He felt like two ancient souls, separated for a lifetime, had suddenly been reunited. 
Unable to contain the sexual tension clawing at her skin, Josie slid her notebook from her lap and straddled Tristan. He gave her his lopsided grin as his long fingers wrapped around her waist. Josie smiled triumphantly, thinking that she’d already won.
“What are you up to?” he asked, dipping his head so that his lips pressed ever so softly to her shoulder.
“I need to feel you Tristan. Just touch me.” The sound of Josie’s words echoed around the quiet room. “I want you.”
Those three little words left him breathless. Such a brazen statement from Josie sent his willpower into a faltering tailspin. He hummed in agreement, sliding his kisses down to her neck. 
Josie ran her nails along Tristan’s scalp, making his eyes close in contentment. The feel of her hot body pressing down on him caused momentary insanity, totally emptying his brain of rational thought. He wanted her more than anything he’d ever wanted before. Not here, not now. There was so much more to say.
“Can I take you out?” Tristan asked, suddenly moving his hands back down to her waist and resuming a neutral position.
 “Out of the apartment?”
“Out on a date,” he clarified. 
“A date?” Josie asked, her frightened voice making the words sound foreign. 
"You know, an appointment for a particular time, especially with a person to whom one is sexually or romantically attached."
"Are we attached?" she asked, not really knowing what she wanted the answer to be.
"More than you know," he answered. 



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Author Bio

Season Vining is the author of Beautiful Addictions, a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel from St. Martin’s Griffin. She received her three-book deal and agent representation as a result of attending the 2013 Jambalaya Writers’ Conference. She first gained attention for the book in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award in which the story was a Quarterfinalist. Season is a graphic designer by trade and adores all form of art. She’s a fan of live music, vintage cars, and people who know the difference between their, there, and they’re.




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Michele's Review

Gritty, raw, emotional, poetic…..simply beautiful. This is not, and I must repeat, NOT your average love story mystery. Forget everything you know and think about the romance genre because Season Vining just threw it out the window!

Season managed to write real characters, flawed and emotional, so that you can feel the emotion, the raw pain, the isolation, despair and heartache. Yet she manages to show that the great power of love, one that changes a person to their core, one that carries for all time, even in the absence of a physical person, exists.

Both hunted, both haunted. Will there be a happily ever after? This one will keep you up all night turning pages to find out what happens next. Well done Season! I am excited to see what you come up with next! 
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
~Michele


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Souls of Rain by Diana Nixon






The Souls of Rain (Heavens Trilogy, #1)
By Diana Nixon
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Synopsis
The secrets of the heavens had always been carefully guarded. Until one day when the angels realized that what they used to believe in was nothing but a cruel game between heaven and hell.
And Claire’s life is a part of that game too. She is a guardian angel.
She always thought that her existence was perfect. But perfection is a very relative term, and no one is protected from making mistakes.

Everything changes the moment Claire gets a new assignment. Guarding humans has never been easy, and this time won’t be an exception.

Alan Rosenford is a spoilt party-boy, whose life is a hurricane of risk and adrenaline rush. His soul is damaged, his heart is bleeding, and there are so many things he prefers to keep private….

The words they have never said before …
The sins they have never committed….

How much does forgiveness of the heavens cost?
Or maybe even the heavens make mistakes?....

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OTHER BOOKS  by Diana Nixon:
Love Lines Series (YA/paranormal)

Hate at First Sight (A contemporary romance)


About the author:
Diana Nixon is a poet and the author of fantasy and contemporary romances.
She was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian state University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

That Scoundrel Emile Dubois by Lucinda Elliot



TITLE – That Scoundrel Émile Dubois
AUTHOR – Lucinda Elliot
GENRE– COD Paranormal Historical Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – August 2012
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 385 Pages/130,000 words
PUBLISHER – Lucinda Elliot


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SYNOPSIS –

When Sophie de Courcy, the often foolishly romantic and bored but patient companion to the Dowager Countess of Ruthin, marries her long-time hero, the dashing but rascally French émigré Émile Dubois, she has more excitement than she ever wanted as she is catapulted into Gothic adventure with man vampires and time warps.

With the help of her dauntless maid Agnes – who combines Tarot reading with a no-nonsense attitude - and whose own love interest is Émile’s swaggering valet and former accomplice, Georges – Sophie must come to terms with Émile’s criminal past and help free him from the machinations of their evil neighbours the Kenrick’s.

Set during the French Revolution in North Wales and in war torn France, this story is full of lively humour and combines believable characters and over-the-top Gothic adventure as a pair of down to earth eighteenth century villains become incongruously caught up in occult happenings. This darkly funny, sometimes sad and often romantic tale will captivate readers who enjoy a well written spoof of the Gothic tradition.

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CHARACTER BIOS

Émile Gilles Gaston Dubois, born in Avignon in Southern France in 1770, is the first of four children born to th4e ill matched Armand and Anne Dubois. When the revolution breaks out in 1789 the family chateau is razed, his two youngest siblings accidentally killed and he has to live undercover as he and his valet and later partner in crime, Georges, smuggle his surviving sister Charlotte out of the country. After that, he stays in France trying to rescue his parents, who having conspired against the new state, are imprisoned and awaiting execution.

Meanwhile, he is the robber Gilles Long Legs who along with a couple of fellow rogues, runs an eighteenth century equivalent of a protection racket, while ‘Southern Georges’ runs a rival one.

In this guise he meets and falls in love with a respectable English girl, Sophie de Courcy, who has been robbed and cannot explain how she comes to be in Paris; she suddenly vanishes as strangely as she appeared (she has arrived there through a time warp).

After his parents execution, he and Georges leave the country for the UK, where Émile finds more disaster; his sister Charlotte succumbs to a decline.

Émile, now completely reckless of his life and finding his finances temporarily tied up, decides along with Georges – who is always game for adventure - to take up a career as a ‘Gentleman of the Road’ until in danger of capture, they take a brief break at his cousin Lord Ynyr’s mansion on the Famau Mountain in North Wales.

Here he is astounded to find the girl he met in Paris, Sophie de Courcy, working as his aunt’s companion. She has no memory of their meeting and is astounded at his passionate advances. He is enraged, and assuming that she has something to hide, accuses her of having been In Paris on a ‘disreputable adventure’ and offers her money to become his mistress. She is outraged in turn…

Meanwhile, Émile meets too a nearby neighbor, his old associate Goronwy Kenrick, who at the outbreak of the war with France returned from extensive travels in Eastern Europe - including Transylvania, of course - during which he lost his beloved wife. Kenrick has now become obsessed by the idea that time travel is possible through refining the use of thought forms by the addition of mathematics, and is eager to recruit Émile into his researches. Both Émile and Lord Ynyr laugh at him, and then Émile further affronts him by taking from his household the waif Katarina, who has been ill treated there.

Unable to get over his passion for the virtuous Sophie, Émile tries to distract himself by pursuing Kenrick’s lovely wife Ceridwen, despite Katarina’s warnings that both of the Kenricks are half vampires…

Sophie de Courcy, born in Chester 1773, comes from a déclassé branch of the same family as Émile and Lord Ynyr. Her brother having remarried has packed her off to be companion to their grand relatives in their manor on the Famau Mountain in North Wales, finding her upkeep a burden. He regularly writes advising her to try and make a good match through the Count and old Countesses’ influence.

Lord Ynyr and his mother treat Sophie very kindly, but having a romantic streak, she longs for adventure; meanwhile she tries to attract the good natured Lord Ynyr.

When the dashing, witty and wicked Émile Dubois comes to stay with the Count and Countess, Sophie is soon won over, and wishes that she hadn’t been too stunned to accept the passionate proposal he made her on the first night of his stay; still, she has no memory of meeting him as Gilles Long Legs in Paris, as he insists, and knows that she has never been to Paris at all. But whether or not her rascally admirer is deluded, she falls for him anyway.

Meanwhile, Sophie’s Tarot reading maid Agnes is finding it hard to resist her own admirer in Georges, while her cards predict black magic and danger to them all. Sophie has always been scared of the Kenricks ; she dreads their influence on Émile.

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AUTHOR BIO

Lucinda Elliot loves writing Gothic, which isn’t surprising, when she spent her childhood living in isolated, rambling old houses ideal for the settings of Gothic stories – her parents worked at renovating old houses before it became fashionable.

She lived and worked in London for many years and now lives in Mid Wales UK with her family where she strives to improve her Welsh. She loves a laugh above everything, was once a Sportsfighter, and is an environmental geek.  

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Shawn's Review

4 Stars!

Very entertaining read!  What first came to mind when I sat down to write this review was, “What didn’t this book have?”  Set against a backdrop of The French Revolution, That Scoundrel Emile Dubois offers time travel, vampires, romance, mystery, adventure, horror and yes, even comedy.  As the synopsis states, it has a Gothic feel to it which, for me, was an enjoyable change of pace.  It took me a few pages to feel comfortable with period language, but once I fell into a flow, the language served to transport me right into the story, including 18th century Wales.  Elliot wrote a story that is jam-packed with interesting, albeit sometimes over-the-top, characters and a complicated storyline that commands your full attention.  Not a light read, I recommend this book to those looking to invest a little time in a great novel.  I will definitely keep my eye on Lucinda Elliot as she has proven her ability to draw the reader in and keep us highly entertained!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY - B.L. Mooney

Today is all about B.L. Mooney, author of Coming Home, Striving for Normal and the soon-to-be-released Liv's Existence!




Meet the author!

Q: What inspired you to write your first novel?

A: The voices. They kept saying, “Do it. Do it. Doooo iiiiitttt!” So, I did it.

Q: What books/authors have inspired your life most?

A: Twilight. It sounds ridiculous, but my sister had me read them because she loved them. I always wanted to write, but it just seemed so overwhelming. Once I started reading, I started thinking more and more about how much I wanted to write until one day I finally did. Twilight was just the start of it all.

Q: Whom would you consider a writing mentor(s)?

A: I have many. There’s a group of us who bounce ideas off one another and provide support. I couldn’t do this without them.

Q: What book(s) are you reading now?

A: Does editing my own work count?

Q: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

A: There are many new authors (or new to me) who’ve gotten me interested and I’ve actually purchased their books. However, I don’t have much time to read anything I’ve purchased recently. I guess my Kindle will surprise me when I find the time to turn it on.

Q: What are your current writing projects?

A: I’m just a few weeks away from publishing Liv’s Existence. It’s the first of a two part series. I’m looking at a May release for the sequel. As for writing, I’m working on my second in the Striving Series, Striving for Perfection. I hope to have that to beta readers by April and editing in May. It will be a late summer release.

Q:  What would we find you doing when you're not at the keyboard?

A: What a funny question. Wait, there’s stuff to do that doesn’t require a keyboard? *Looks at the ceiling as if the answer is up there* Oh, yeah. That would be my phone, in the notes section, taking notes, about future books . . . or on Facebook. I do like Facebook.

Q:  What are your favorite setting(s) to read/write about?

A: I can read almost any setting, but I prefer to write with a modern setting in the city.

Q:  If you could be any character in your book(s), which would you be and why?

A: Rachael Brooks form Striving for Perfection. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind and can handle the consequences.

Q:  I’m a potential new fan.  Sell me your book in ten words or less.

A: It has suspense, romance, and other stuff. You’ll like it.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TAG TEAM TUESDAY - Magnolia Blossoms by Rhonda Dennis




Life isn't easy--especially when you're the reclusive daughter of a melodramatic attorney openly mocked for his commercials, and a free-spirited mother who gives art lessons in the nude. Their over the top personalities make it easy for the sheltered and introverted Magnolia Berrybush to swim in a sea of anonymity--until the day she finally snaps.

Desperate to break free from a clandestine world above her parents' garage, she devises a plan to make her mark--serial killing! Unfortunately, she discovers that her heart and stomach aren’t ready to handle the life of a cold-blooded murderer, so she’s forced to move on to Plan B.

During her ill-fated attempt at achieving infamy, Magnolia meets Honey LeReaux, a hooker who is well past her prime. Ironically, Magnolia begins to blossom as she plunges head first into a seedy world, but realizes that smutty books and adult films have done little to prepare her for the real world.

Will Magnolia ever break free, or is she destined to live her life hiding in the shadows of her secret world?

Meet the Author


Rhonda Dennis is proud to be born and raised in South Louisiana.  Her enthusiasm
for the uniqueness of Louisiana's culture is evident in her writing.  Even though she loved writing, she put it on hold to work in the medical field. 
After starting a family, she went back to college where her passion was
reignited and Rhonda wrote her first novel, Going Home,  Book One of the Green Bayou Novel Series.  Rhonda lives in a small town in South Louisiana with her husband, Doyle, and her son, Sean.  She appreciates the outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and loves cooking.

Shawn's Review

5 Hilarious and Heartwarming Stars!!! 
Magnolia's story turned out to be so much more than I expected.  It started out as the most hilarious book I've ever read, but turned out to have real heart.  It evoked real emotion from me.   Dennis excelled in creating larger-than-life characters as well as down to earth “real” people.  Anyone that knows my reading taste knows character development is high on the list of things I want to see in a book.  Dennis did not disappoint.  There are layers of story that are deeper than just your run of the mill “ugly duckling turned into beautiful swan” tale. The symbolism throughout is something I appreciated about the book, too.  People’s outsides don’t always match their insides and sometimes we only see what they want us to see.  Dennis demonstrates this in more ways than one as she takes us on this roller coaster ride.  In the end, we’re rewarded with the concepts that sometimes good guys do finish first and the underdog can’t always be counted out.    It’s been a while since a book has put that uncomfortable lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, so kudos to you, Rhonda Dennis.  Thank you for writing this story filled with laughter (my kind of humor, by the way), pain, strength, triumph, love and hope.   I'm sad to say goodbye to Magnolia and the gang, but feel completed satisfied with the airtight ending you gave us.


Michele's Review

Just a few pages into this book and I was laughing hysterically.  Not just a haha laugh, but honest to goodness gut busting, pee your pants, people think you are crazy laughing.  But that isn’t all this book has to offer. There is an underlying theme of redemption throughout this book.  It’s a late coming of age story in which our heroine, Magnolia Berrybush at the age of 32 transforms from the shy, introverted, clumsy, ugly duckling to an amazing swan.  Along the way, Maggie forms what should be an unlikely, and definitely unconventional friendship with a hooker named Honey LaReaux.  Mayhem and hi-jinxs rule the day. It seems that where ever Magnolia goes, trouble follows.

Rhonda’s descriptions of the people and places, harken me back to the hot and humid days of my youth where the author and I grew up.  I can vividly picture each of the characters in this book like I knew them at one time in my life.  She has masterfully painted a colorful picture of the transformation of the dull and boring life in which Maggie was afraid of the world and herself, into the joie de vivre that Louisianans hold so dear.  Along the way she weaves in characters that are endearing and entertaining.  Rhonda Dennis, you are the Cajun Janet Evanovich! 

The story doesn’t end there, Rhonda wraps it up so tightly and completely that in a way, I was a little disappointed, as I would have loved to have the story continue.  But what an ending!!  Be sure to empty your bladder, grab a box of tissues, clear the room of people who don’t want you laugh-reading to them, and get comfy because you won’t want to put this one down until the very end!   5 Stars!! 



From a Male Perspective 

Dauntless Indies Interview with Ryan



DI:  Is this a book that guys can read and enjoy?

RR:  Yeah, I think so, it is definitely written from a woman's point of view, and I would say that it's not for every guy, but what caught me was the almost slapstick humor in the beginning of the book. 

DI: Slapstick humor? Do you mean like the Three Stooges?

RR:  Well, nothing is that sublime! "Slowly I turned....Niagara Falls"  Anyway, my wife likes to read books while in the tub, and as I had to repeatedly check on her because frankly, it sounded like she had choked on a bar of soap from laughing so hard. It intrigued me as we have the similar sense of humor, and since Fabio and his abs weren't on the cover, there was a good chance I might like it. Within a couple of pages I was guffawing out loud myself.

DI:  What in particular did you find so comedic about the book?

RR:  There was just something about a woman trying to become infamous and screwing it up so badly at every turn, I could picture my wife in almost every situation. The lead character, Magnolia, was just so hapless, not only did she fail, but she failed spectacularly! With equal parts humiliation, physical pain as well as destruction of private property. 

DI: So is the book all comedy or is there more to the story?

RR:  No and yes.  The book at it's core, is sort of a "My Fair Lady" story, only Henry Higgins is a hooker named Honey, and Eliza is a wall flower blossoming into vixen, also like my wife...MEOW.   I am enough of a renaissance man, WOW,  there is that choking sound from the tub again ...that I like to see love stories wrapped up in a cute little bow by the time they are done, you know like the Quiet Man, or African Queen, or even The Raiders of the Lost Ark, not that Crystal Skull crap though and this book did that. 

DI: From your perspective, is there anything the author could have or should have done differently?

RR: If I am being honest, I do have one criticism, I really felt like there should have been a little bit more of everything. I feel like the first part of the book which is resplendent with Magnolia's attempts at infamy gone comically wrong could have easily been stretched in to an entire volume and without a doubt continued the story into further books. 
You grow to have so much empathy with Magnolia's character so quickly that you want more of her wacky antics. It's like we ran off to Vegas and got married after knowing her for two weeks, when a six month courtship would have been just that much more hilarious, after all, what would my mom say?   I also enjoyed the support characters and feel that they could have been exploited further. But all in all, awesome book!  Hey Rhonda, what about a book from Jace's perspective?

DI: Anything that made you uncomfortable, subject wise?

RR:  {visibly wincing} Two words....Penile fracture....enough said.

DI: We use star ratings in our book reviews, what would you give this book star wise, using the 0-5 with 5 best rating?

RR: I would give this one a solid 4.5, and only because it was lacking fart humor. But in all seriousness, I really did enjoy this book very much. While I may not necessarily have been part of the intended readership, reading it was still worth the Call Of Duty playing time I missed out on. Thanks Rhonda Dennis and keep it up!

Our Dream Cast

Shawn and Michele racked their brains and debated who would be best suited for each character.  Below is the consensus that they finally agreed upon.


John Goodman as Big Daddy Murray Berrybush



Bernadette Peters as Sunny Berrybush


Michelle Trachtenberg as Magnolia Picasso Berrybush



Michelle Pfeiffer as Honey LaReaux



Trevor Donovan as Jace Taylor



Antonio Cupo as Niccolo "Nick the Dick" Ferrera





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Monday, January 20, 2014

COVER REVEAL - A Cry for Hope by Beth Rinyu



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© Beth Rinyu 2014
Unedited and subject to change

“Look at me, Jamie!  Look at me and tell me that you’re willing to walk away from everything we have and I’ll be gone. I’m not ready to give up on us but if you are, then just say the words and I’ll stop trying.”
“Hope, stop it!”
“Stop what? Stop trying? Stop trying to have the man that I love more than anything in this world love me back? Stop trying to make myself feel worthy of your love again? What do you want me to stop Jamie?”
“What do you want me to say Hope? That everything’s going to be okay? That things are going to be the way they used to between us because I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen. Or do you want me to take you upstairs and fuck you like a stranger, the same way I’ve been for the past eight months?”
“I don’t know what I want any more Jamie. I miss my husband. The man that I could tell anything to. The one that I used to laugh and cry with. The one who would hold me in his arms and comfort me whenever I was feeling down.”
“He’s gone Hope. He drowned in that ocean the same day that Charlie did.”
I bit my lip and fought the tears. “So what are you trying to tell me that I’m just keeping myself afloat in this marriage only to have you never resurface?”
His eyes filled with tears. “I wish that I could answer that question for you but I can’t. Because the truth is, I don’t even know the answer to it myself.”

I grabbed a napkin from the counter and wiped my eyes. I tried to catch my breath between my sobs and gain enough composure to speak coherently. “I’m sorry for taking my eyes off him for that split second that day. I didn’t mean for it to happen. I loved him too and I’m hurting just as much as you. And if it makes you feel a little better by punishing me for it this way, then I’m willing to subject myself to it, because I still love you so much that it hurts.”




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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: Entangled Souls by Felicia Tatum

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Cade and Francesca

Mangled Hearts become Entangled Souls

Cade is on the road to recovery with Francesca’s love and support guiding him. His life is changing drastically, from attempting to mend the rift between he and his father, to trying to have a normal relationship with his now fiancé. Most of all, Cade must find a way to control his urges so he can be completely released from rehabilitation.
 
Francesca is building her law firm with the help of those she loves most, but when a close friend reveals her true feelings about Francesca's engagement, it sends her emotions into a tailspin. Through all of this, she is forced to put her feelings on the back burner for everyone else, until the anniversary of Josie’s accident rolls around. Francesca must learn to put herself first before she falls apart.
In this novella, join Cade and Francesca as they explore their relationship and begin their lives together.
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Releasing January 31, 2014!!!

 

Mangled Hearts has a new look!

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Francesca and Cade

Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?
Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact? Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever? And the most important question…. Can these mangled hearts be mended?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cover Reveal!!

A Sense of Entitlement

Anna Loan-Wilsey


Traveling secretary and dilettante detective Hattie Davish is bringing her talents to a small New England town whose wealthy residents have more secrets than they do money...



When Hattie Davish's job takes her to Newport, Rhode Island, she welcomes the opportunity for a semi-vacation, and perhaps even a summer romance. But her hopes for relaxation are dashed when she learns that members of the local labor unions are at odds with Newport's gentry. Amidst flaring tensions, an explosion rocks the wharf. In the ensuing turmoil, Mr. Hearland Whitwell, one of Newports most eminent citizens, is found stabbed to death, his hands clutching a strike pamphlet. All signs point to a vengeful union member bent on taking down the aristocracy, but Hattie starts digging and finds a few skeletons in the closets of the impeccable Whitwell mansion. As she strikes down the whispers spilling out of Newport's rumor mill, she'll uncover a truth more scandalous than anyone imagined--and a killer with a rapacious sense of entitlement...

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As a librarian and information specialist, Anna Loan-Wilsey tracks down information every day that helps to solve mysteries. Eureka Springs is one of her favorite getaway spots. She is currently working on the second book in the Hattie Davish Mystery series to be set in Galena, Illinois. She earned her B.A. at Wells College and had several poems published in their literary magazine, The Chronicle.







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