Vertigo ~ Gwenan Haines

Veritgo by Gwenan Haines
I really enjoyed this book! It was fast paced and kept me reading. It was fresh and new! The story line was great. It had murder,mystery, suspense, romance and a ghost story all wrapped up in one. If you like to read romantic suspense then this book is for you.
Blake is an independent women, she gives up the high life of New York to pursue her dream of cooking and buys an old house and lighthouse in a small town in Maine. She had no idea that it is haunted. She gets more than she bargains for.
Declan is a mysterious man. A man with a lot of secrets. He is an undercover DEA agent working on a case. Blake wants to trust him but knows if she gives him her heart there’s a good chance he will break it but first they have to survive a killer that has set his sight on getting rid of Blake.
This was the first time I have read a book by Gwenan Haines and I look forward to reading many more!

Reviewed by Kristin


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At the age of seventeen, Lisa was broken when Bobby left. He was supposed to be her first. First Love. First Time. First Everything. No word for six long years. She moved away from the painful reminders sacrificing her relationship with her best friend Brad. She struggled to rebuild her life.

Now six years later she returns as a strong, successful woman grabbing a job at one of New York’s hottest marketing agencies. She is dating a gorgeous guy with his eyes on a corner office. But it all changes when she sees Bobby again.

Can she risk another heartbreak from Bobby? Will she be able to repair her friendship with Brad? Lisa will have to decide between the man she’s with, and the two men that want her.

Who will she be with, and who will she tell to “Watch Me Walk Away?”

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EXCERPT: Lisa & Brad #1
“Wait,” I look up at him. “We need to get some things straight between us. I’m sorry that I screwed us up. I never should have asked you to be with me just because Bobby rejected me. I was angry and hurt but that did not give me the right to use you. It was not my intention to change our relationship and if I could go back to that night I would do it because I lost my best friend that night and I want him back.”
“You didn’t lose me Lisa. You could never lose me. Do I want more than friendship with you? Yes but I wanted that before we slept together. If all I can have of you is friendship I’ll take it. Do I fantasize about you waking up one morning and seeing that Bobby is not worthy of your love? Hell yes because I don’t want to have to pick up pieces of your heart again. And I owe you an apology too. After that night you needed me to be your friend and all I wanted was to be with you again. I couldn’t see that by not letting you heal first I was pushing you away. I wonder all the time if I had just stopped and not pushed you to give me what I wanted if somehow we could have eventually come together. So now I will be your friend because not having you in my life at all is worse than having to be just a friend.”
The tears are running down my cheek and he pulls me into his arms. He doesn’t say anything else just rubs the back of my neck. Why can’t I love this guy? How can my heart want anyone else? I put my arms around his waist and hold tight which is a good thing because just then we run aground. The boat stops suddenly and we are pitched forward. Brad puts the engine in reverse but all that happens is brown silt is churned up by the outboard motor. Brad cuts the engine so we don’t burn it out.
“Looks like we’re stuck here for a while,” he says as he puts his arms back around me. “High tide is in about an hour so we shouldn’t have to wait too long to get free.”
I can’t help but laugh. It starts out as a chuckle but starts to build. I feel his responding laugh starting as I pull away and look up at him, “Well this is a familiar dilemma. But I am not jumping in the water to get us unstuck. If we need to lighten up you are going in.”
“It’s my boat and I have to drive it,” he is still laughing.
“Yes but you weigh almost two of me so we will rise twice as far. And you’re stronger than me, you can push us off. And I have driven this boat before.” I point out.
“Like seven or eight years ago,” he says. “It’s a moot point anyway, I don’t mind waiting on the tide.”
I walk to the bow and sit on one of the benches there, “Fine we will wait for the tide.”
He comes and sits opposite of me, “Well then finish telling me about Bobby and Stuart.”
And just like that I have my friend back. I tell him everything, all my feelings and fears. The fact that my body still reacts to Bobby when he touches me or even looks at me. That I’m scared he’ll break me apart but more scared that if I don’t give it a chance I will regret it for the rest of my life. I tell him about my night with Stuart and that I can’t see myself with him this time next month.
Then he asks me a question that floors me, “Out of all the men in your life, who can you see still being there with you in five years?”
My only answer, “You.”
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About the Author

I live in Northern New Jersey. I am a wife and mother of two girls. I have been an avid reader my whole life, I cannot remember a Sunday afternoon that did not include my parents reading. We had a huge bookshelf in our den with a diverse set of authors like Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Mario Puzo & Danielle Steele.

I have always had ideas and characters running around my head but it took a few good friends to push me to start putting them down on paper.

I hope you enjoy my musings. Please feel free to contact me I would love to hear from you.




Cover Reveal ~ Hold On To Me ~ Elisabeth Naughton

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If you have read Wait For Me, this is Mitch and Simone’s Story!

He thinks he’s finally found the one.
Mitch Mathews never believed in love—at least not the happily ever after kind. Then he met Simone Conners. Just one night with the sexy lawyer made him reevaluate his priorities and look toward a future he never planned. The only hang up is making her see it too.

She’s almost ready for a second chance.
What started out as a casual hookup with a rugged geologist has turned into something a whole lot more. Simone’s on the verge of handing over her heart, but fear over what Mitch will say and do when he learns who she used to be holds her back.

The past could destroy their future…
Just when Simone is about to take a chance on forever with Mitch, the mistakes of her past catch up with her. Suddenly it’s not just her safety on the line anymore, it’s his too. Forced into hiding, Mitch demands answers, and Simone realizes the only way to protect everything she holds dear is to delve into a past she’s spent fourteen years trying to forget. As they search for the truth, they discover secrets, lies and a rekindled passion that burns hotter than before. But they also uncover a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of society. One that could cost them more than just their future…it could cost them their lives.

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I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.
Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.

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~Cover Reveal~ Summer of Frost by LP Dover

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Author: LP Dover

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   The Land of the Fae is strong with all four courts banded as one, but yet, uncertainty still remains as they all work together to end the dark sorcerer’s evil reign. Sorcha, the one and only Winter Court princess, has a secret, a secret that she has enjoyed keeping for the past six months, but when a much awaited announcement brings her to the Spring Court, and face to face with the man in her dreams, will she be strong enough to keep up the façade of her icy exterior, or will she melt into his arms like she does in her dreams?
After formally meeting Sorcha at the Winter Ball, Drake, Summer Court prince and army leader, knew there was a fiery passion underneath her winter skin, a passion he wanted desperately to ignite with his own, but with her frigid responses towards him he’s decided to keep his distance, except how can he when his dreams feel real. Seeing her again only ignites his interest, and this time he’s not going to let his arrogance or her frosty heart stand in his way.
Through unexpected tragedy, Sorcha discovers the one thing the dark sorcerer has spent his whole existence trying to protect, but what makes it more difficult is that only one of the Four is strong enough to retrieve it. The tides have now changed, and with Drake’s help, will Sorcha find what she’s searching for, or will the dark sorcerer beat them to it, shattering all hope of finding out the one thing that could save the Land of the Fae … how to destroy him.


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Want to know about me? L.P. Dover lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband and two wonderful daughters. She’s an avid reader that loves her collection of books. Writing has always been her passion and she’s delighted to share it with the world. L.P. Dover spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. She worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with her two beautiful girls. She spent the beginning of her reading years indulging in suspense thrillers, but now she can’t get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. Now that she has started on her passion and began writing, you will not see her go anywhere without a notebook, pen, and her secret energy builder….chocolate.


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Midnight’s Captive ~ Donna Grant ~ ARC Review

Midnight’s Captive by Donna Grant


I was lucky enough to win a ARC from Donna! =)

WOW!! That is the word for this book! Every book just gets better! I absolutely loved it!! I read it in 2 days and could not put it down.
This is Laura and Charon’s story.
Charon is a man set apart. Instead of making a home at the castle and the other warriors he returned to his home town. He is hurting for the decisions he had to make in the past. He thinks he doesn’t deserve to be happy after his betrayal.
Laura Black has worked for Charon for several years and she has longed for him to notice her. She is running from her family and just wants to have a home. Laura has become a target. They are running from an evil like none that has ever come before. She is thrown into this world she didn’t know existed. It seems like there is no hope for a future with her and Charon. Can they set aside their past and learn to trust each other? Charon has to learn to forgive himself and Laura needs to learn to confront her past and stop running.
Midnight’s Captive is fast past and has got tons of action! I loved the side stories in this book.  We get to spend more time with the other warriors that we fell in love with and their druids. There is also another happily ever after! =) I’ve been wondering if he would get his story and he does! I won’t say who. No spoilers! I also loved that the Dragon Kings are involved. It gets me even more excited to see where their series goes! I can’t wait until they meet there heroines and shake up there lives!  To sum it up this book is amazing! The romance is HOT! It is very well written and I can’t wait until the next one!

Reviewed by Kristin



Laura Black knows her boss is a man of many secrets—haunted by some unknowable force, driven by some unspeakable destiny—and yet it makes her crave the devilishly handsome, roguishly charming Charon all the more.  When she uncovers a betrayal that will send her into a world of magic, she turns to the only one she trusts – Charon.  Even when she’s in jeopardy of losing her heart…


Charon Bruce endures a relentless yearning to have Laura for his own, an ache he knows will never be fulfilled.  After the town he has protected for centuries is targeted by a ruthless Druid, he has no choice but to reveal his secret to Laura.  He must fight the deadliest foe he’s ever known if he’s to keep her safe.  But when Laura is captured by his nemesis, he must choose between winning the battle of good versus evil – or losing the woman he loves…

~Review~ Hers to Command by Patricia A. Knight

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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. ~Sue-Ellen

Absolutely enjoyed this book!! Erotica can be a hit or miss for a reader. The author has outdone herself with this awesome book. Like most Erotic books all you have is plain sex; however, Patricia Knight has brought that and more to sci-fi, sex, and love all into one book. One thing that I love about a book is when there is a story line and it has some explanation to get you ready for what is to come, while some authors will just keep going on and on THIS book did not. In my opinion Hers to Command gave the readers just enough intro and explanation to make you want to keep reading.

As with all my other books I choose to read the cover has to be calling me. Hers to Command’s covers gives you great bold colors and then tops it off with two men (who you will get to know through the story, I do not give any spoilers ) and a gorgeous blue eyed women. This was what first intrigued me to want to receive the book and read it.

Each of the main characters will pull you into their own struggles and what they are facing if they do not pull through together! The main female character (Princess Fleur) will do anything to save her planet, including her sanity. And yes when we say she may possibly lose her sanity! She truly shows her love for her people and wanting to keep peace and protect her world from those that threaten it. As you learn in the description of the book and also throughout the book you will see why Conte Ari did not want a marriage forced upon him. Viconte Doral has been by Ari’s side throughout many years, will he be able to take on the challenge bestowed upon him to help the one he loves.

Much like other great books, where there are heroes there comes also Villains! In this book there are two, but for each of their own reasoning behind wanting to take over Verdantia. Can two Villains work together and achieve the destruction of Verdantia? Or will Princess Fleur, Ari, and Doral be able to find what they have to accomplish and save their world?
I will highly recommend anyone that enjoys a good Erotic Sci Fi Book with a touch of Romance.

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Patricia A. Knight is the pen name for an eternal romantic who lives in Dallas, Texas with her horses, dogs and the best man on the face of the earth – oh yeah, and the most enormous bullfrogs you will ever see. Word to the wise: don’t swim in the pool after dark.I love to hear from my readers

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Hers to Choose (Book 2) will be out in July 2013.

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~Review~ Born: The Born Trilogy


Are you looking to read something new that will keep your mind going. One of my favorite authors is Tara Brown, each of her books that I have read I enjoyed them.  I have just recently finished reading Born: The Born Trilogy and loved the book from start until end.  I love reading everything from Romance to Fantasy and Science Fiction. I am fairly new with reading Dystopia books, but it is definitely starting to become on more of my to reads list. The first thing that always attracts me to a book is the covers and this cover was calling to me! Her talent has continuously kept me interested and I enjoy that she has her own style of writing which wheels her fans in, even with this book being slightly different than her other ones and having a deeper meaning the world. .

I could not stand to put the book down and couldn’t wait to start reading the next one. You can see that the female main character (Emma) has continuously had to endure and overcome obstacles to become the strong women she is. Another thing that the author has added to this book that made me like it, was that it had things that could happen to us at any time. I am fairly new with reading Dystopia books, but it is definitely starting to become on more of my to reads list. I would highly recommend this book and the others to any readers.

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“It’s us and them, Em. There are no regular people anymore.”

Ten years ago when the world ended she ran for her life.

Five weeks ago the world she’d hidden from came knocking on the door of her secluded cabin.

Ten days ago she found salvation hiding amongst the dead.

Yesterday she went back for the living.

Today she wonders if she will live to see tomorrow.

What do you do when the world you were born to is gone?

Where do you hide when even your own body isn’t safe?

Emma ran when her daddy told her to. She hid like he said she should. He was the first person she turned her back on. The first one she let die.
Ten years has gone by and she still lives by the simple rules he taught her when she was nine years old.

“Don’t help anyone. Don’t go where other people are unless you have to. Trust no one. Always pull the trigger.”

Until one night she hears the worst sound in the world, a knock. A simple, timid knock, on the door to her cabin.
Only the voice of the brave little girl, ready to die for her brother, persuades Emma to open the door.
As her fingers turn the lock, she has a terrible feeling she will regret her decision.
But even as regret fills her world, so do love and companionship. Things she never imagined she would ever have again.

Everything comes at a cost, you decide what you’ll pay.

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