REVIEW ~ Written in the Stars by Patricia Rosemoor and Sherrill Bodine

Written in the Stars

Title: Written in the Stars

Author: Patricia Rosemoor, Sherill Bodine 

Genre: Erotic Adult Paranormal Romance

Release:  August 12, 2013

Availability: Kindle on Amazon, Nook on Barnes and Nobles

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Chased by evil, two women discover their own magic to fight a villain’s curse on the Posey rings that draw them to the men they are destined to love…

In 1601, Lady Elizabeth York’s star-shaped birthmark proclaims her a child of magic.

When she arrives at Dunham Castle to marry Carlyle, heir to the Duke of Lennox, she finds enchantment in the eyes and touch of Will Grey, the Duke’s bastard son. Bewitched by Elizabeth, Will defies all for their love, and his jilted half-brother places a curse on them both.

Searching for a treasure ship sunk long ago, present-day marine archeologist Cordelia Ward is pursued romantically by both salvager Innis Foley and treasure hunter Morgan Murphy. She is haunted by a
murderous nightmare where one man is the killer and the other the victim.

But which man is her enemy – which one her soul mate?

Can a journal that belonged to her ancestress, Lady Elizabeth York show her the answers… in time to save her true love?

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REVIEW BY SUE ELLEN

This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review by Entangled Publishing.

To me book covers is what first makes me want to read a book and this one screamed for me to grab the book and start reading. Just by looking at this gorgeous cover you can see it tells a tale of two stories at different times that was touched by magic.

I have never read any books of these two authors so when asked to review, I gladly said yes because I am always in the market to find new authors that intrigue my mind. When I started to read this book it began in one time period and flowed towards another as the authors have most likely wanted you to understand what the story is behind the current scenes. I mostly enjoy historical romances and this one not only brought you historical romance but it also had the magical paranormal and of course the danger because there is no such thing as a true historical romance without the danger that you have to overcome. The story also is about believing in love at first sight and the decisions between the characters.

For Lady Elizabeth born in the 1600s, does she follow her honor or what is truly in her heart and risk losing everything for the man she first laid eyes on. She is promised to Carlyle, so both families will build a strong alliance with each other; yet loves Will, who is in charge of the guard. Or for Cordelia, who lives in present day and is born generations later and related to Elizabeth, will she overcome her dilemma on finding out who is trying to steal what is rightfully hers. That is something that you will have to find out when reading!

Sometimes in dual authors you find spots where the story may be missing parts or jumps around but I have to say I did not see any of these issues while reviewing this book and do honestly hope that they co-author again. Authors Patricia Rosemoor and Sherrill Bodine had strong main characters but also did not forget about their secondary characters; which to me is also important in stories because everyone has a part to play. I would highly recommend this book to people to read because it truly is a treasure waiting to be opened!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patricia RosemoreBio: Patricia Rosemoor

With 90 novels and more than seven million books in print, Patricia Rosemoor is fascinated with “dangerous love” – combining romance with danger. She has written various forms of romantic and paranormal romantic thrillers, even romantic horror, bringing a different mix of thrills and chills to her stories.

Patricia has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from RT BOOKreviews, and in her other life, she teaches Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing, credit courses at Columbia College Chicago. Three of her Columbia grad students and two students from other venues are now published in novel-length fiction.
SKIN is her first original indie thriller. With 53 Harlequin Intrigues since 1985, she is now writing romantic suspense for Ignite, an imprint of Entangled Publishing.

Contact Links for Patricia:       website     ~  Facebook     ~ Twitter   ~ Goodreads   

Bio: Sherrill Bodinesherrill

Sherrill Bodine is an author, fashionista, and world traveler. She has published 19
romance novels, co-wrote a comic book, and was a contributing columnist to the Chicago Sun-Times. She currently resides in Chicago where she frequents fashion shows and charity galas with her longtime Prince Charming.
While moving 22 times across the country and rearing her children with her husband, she sold stories to Fate Magazine, Home Life Magazine and True Confessions. In 1988, she sold her first novel and a week later received a two-book contract from Fawcett. Sixteen novels later, she’s seen The Other Amanda win the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Write Touch Readers’ Award and Talk of the Town chosen by Cosmopolitan magazine as its “Red Hot Read” for February 2009.
Contact Links for Sherrill:      website    ~  Facebook ~  Twitter ~   Goodreads

 

 

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Jennifer James ~ Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY ~ Covert Craving

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She just stripped in front of an NYPD detective…

The glow-in-the-dark water at Camp Sunny Woods left Chloe Saunders with the ability to disappear from sight.

Thirteen years later, she uses her “gift” to take out criminals when she can. If she’s got to be part of a freak show, she’s going to do some good while in the buff.

And he’s enjoying studying every luscious curve…

Color blind detective Jacob Greiff smokes to weaken the overwhelming messages his nose sends him. One summer camp trip was enough for him. His priority right now is busting the vigilante leaving burglars tied up with panty hose and women’s scarves.

He thinks he’s hallucinating when he sees a petite, bare foot brunette in an enormous trench coat at his crime scenes because for the first time in years, he’s seeing someone in full color.

He’s not sure he’s buying it, but Chloe sure looks great when she’s “invisible.”

Despite his own supernatural abilities and the raging lust between them, Greiff wonders if Chloe isn’t some kind of nut who gets off on public nudity. She insists she can disappear from view when naked, that he’s the only one who can see her when she’s in the buff.

Their shared past comes to a treacherous intersection when a man shows up at Chloe’s apartment and informs them at gun point it’s time to report for duty—or else.

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Greiff got to his feet and helped her stand. He steadied her with both hands at her waist. “Come on, honey. Hopefully things get nice and boring from here.”
“One can hope.”
They clambered back into the boat, and he lead her to the stairs to go below deck.
A wicked light lit his eyes and he licked his lower lip, his attention zeroed in on her breasts. “There’s a small shower stall and fresh water tank on this boat.”
“Well, salt water does get pretty itchy if you don’t wash it off.”
Lucky cussed and slouched down in one of the chairs. “I’m the one who got shot. I should be getting laid, not him.”
She ignored the whining and let Greiff carry her to the head.
Once inside, he stripped her clothes from her body and forced her to sit on the toilet lid. A cushy towel softened the hard surface.
“No food on board, but otherwise this place is pretty decked out.” He started the shower water and removed his destroyed suit pants.
The hard, thick length of his cock jutted out and she grasped it in one hand. She licked a circle around the head and he tensed, both hands fisted at his sides.
“You’re salty.”
“Ocean water.” His voice sounded strained.
She pumped her fist up and down once, and licked him again. His nostrils flared, and he buried his fingers in her hair.
“I can smell how aroused you are. How wet.” He bent down and cradled her in his arms. “And I think I promised you something.”
She sucked in a deep breath and met him for a long, hungry kiss. They moved under the water spray, and he twined her legs around his waist, supporting her weight with one hand.
“How are you doing that?”
The water cascaded over his dark hair and into his eyes. “I got an extra dose of the Professor’s secret sauce recently. At least, that’s what Lucky thinks. It made me stronger.”
“Oh, Greiff.” Anger, sadness, and helplessness replaced some of her ardor.
“Shh, sweetheart. There ain’t nothin’ to do about it now.” He reached behind her and grabbed a bottle of floral scented shampoo. He moved and pinned her to the cold wall of the stall with his groin and one knee beneath her ass. The heat of his shaft was trapped between them. “You okay? You complained about your pelvis earlier.”
“Oh, I’m terrific.”
The blue of his eyes gleamed, and he massaged the lather into her hair, then his. With slow, exquisite care, he washed every inch of their bodies, then took the shower head down and sprayed them off. He spun around and rested his back against the wall.
“I need to soap your back.” He handed her the shower head.
Desire melted her muscles into putty. Unable to take more of his hands roving over her, but never touching her where she craved the most, she wrapped his cock in her fist and stroked it hard. She licked his chest to his neck until she reached his mouth and plunged her tongue inside.
“Give me that.” He reclaimed the shower head and positioned it so the stream struck her clit from behind.
The force of the water teased and tormented, but wasn’t enough to shove her off the precipice into orgasm. He sucked on her neck and ears, the heavy muscle of his thigh dug into her ass cheek. She wriggled and squirmed as her frustration mounted.
“That feels good.” With both forearms on his shoulders and the strength in her thighs, she hoisted herself higher and sank down again. “But you inside me would be even better.”
“Not in here.” He re-mounted the shower head in the holder over head. “You’re not healed enough if we slip and fall.”
“Jake—” His name sounded a lot like a whine, even to her, but she didn’t care.
“Nope.”
He strode into the bedroom with the water still running and laid her down on the bed careful not to let his weight rest on her legs. With both hands, he spread her thighs wide and kissed his way from her belly button to her clit.

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Jennifer James hates to talk about herself in the third person and has now started so many series books she’s wondering if she has a mental illness. A traditionally published author who recently dipped her toes into the oceans of Indie land; she’s finding the water quite nice and plans on sticking around. She loves Dirty Palmers in the summer, Spiked Cocoas in the winter, and Jack and Honey with Pepsi any time at all. Recent college grad, wife, mother, cat wrangler, and dog belly scratcher, Jenn spends a lot of time at her computer, frowning at the shenanigans of people only she can hear.

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REVIEW ~ WOLF FEVER BY MILLY TAIDEN

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Title: Wolf Fever

Author: Milly Taiden

Genre: Erotic Adult Paranormal Romance

Release:  June 21st, 2013

Availability: Paperback & Kindle, or on Amazon

Content: ADULT content. Not suitable for YA audiences.

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When Raine Bowe volunteers for a sleep study for the extra cash, she didn’t expect to wake in a lab or to be victimized by a mad scientist. She escapes with one objective–to find someone strong enough to wage war with the evil growing inside her.

Ryder Storm is a man with a reputation–the bad boy of his own universe. He doesn’t take prisoners, won’t give into a sweet smile, and doesn’t cut his pack an inch of slack. He knows the desperate woman in his bar is his the moment he lays eyes on her. He’ll give her anything she wants, except the one thing she’s begging for. Death.

Raine enlists Ryder’s help to unravel the mystery surrounding the hours she lost in the lab and to help tame the beast inside her. In their search for answers, the road will lead them to a twisted experiment involving shifters, humans, and the creation of the ultimate Alpha. He’s ready for the adventure and she’s ready for her answers. Neither are ready for the lust that calls down from the mating moon. But a wolf knows its mate, and an alpha will not stop until he or she gets what they want.

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Run!

The loud hammering of Raine’s heart drowned out the single word bouncing around her mind—and the dogs barking at her back. Their angry growls faded the faster she ran. A little further. Just a little more, and she’d be home free.

Trees swooshed past her with every step she took away from the small isolated facility. She ignored the hospital gown swinging against her legs and the blood dripping down her arms from the torn IVs. Barefoot, the rocks bit into the soles of her feet. None of that mattered. She had to survive. Her life depended on getting as far away from that place as possible.

Inhaling the comforting scent of mud, trees, and the wild, she barely heard the barking over the breeze rustling through the willows with each step she put between them. At any other time, she’d have dissected her reaction to the forest. Not now. And she didn’t stop. No way was she getting captured again without a fight.

Air beat in and out of her lungs in tandem with the pounding of her feet on the rocky ground. Moonlight filtered through the branches overhead, highlighting her path. Her hair caught on the tree limbs, snatching at the loose strands. Some of the hanging vines prodded her arms and stabbed her sides. Her breath hitched, and she missed a step, lurching forward. Something inside her tightened. Her arms swayed and her core muscles flexed. Before she face planted, everything balanced out. She blinked. More scared now than she’d ever been in her life. Something controlled her body and it had reflexes far superior to a normal human.

Moisture gathered in her eyes, blurring her vision. She blinked it away. Panic would only get her caught.

Raine glanced at the moon. It had shifted twice—now in front of her, rather than behind. She stilled. The trees rustled with the wind. An owl hooted. But she still didn’t hear the annoying bay of the dogs.

Ragged breaths beat hard in her ears. A horn’s blare sounded in the distance. Fear and excitement gave her a burst of energy. Cars meant help. She urged her body faster.

Street lights peeked through the trees. Air panted out of her chest. A second car honked, speeding past another. She was almost there. So close. Thank god. She was going to make it.

Slowing down at the edge of a hill, she darted glances around the now quiet street. No people milled about or walked around. Nothing. A big store, one she recognized from the one time she’d gotten lost in the shadier side of town, sat a block to her right. The sudden quiet made sense now. Nothing good happened this far south of Tempting Eats. It was known as the dead side. The thought alone gave her chills. Women went missing…all the time. That had been enough to keep her uptown in suburbia-peace-nation.

She glanced around, searching for anyone who might be waiting for her or even any of the dangerous men her neighbors said roamed the streets, but there was nothing, not a single being. Her feet hit the pavement in a rush. Once across the street, she hid inside a dark alley. The stench of rotting food and piss coated the air with a thick blanket of disease and chaos. Her throat convulsed, and the acidic taste of bile hit the back of her tongue.

Retreating, she took several steps toward the end of the street to a small motel. Its yellow, neon Vacancy sign blinked on and off with a buzz. A man’s yell pushed her to slink into the dark. The sound came from the shadows in front of the motel.

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 raine               

  Ryder

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REVIEW BY SUE ELLEN

Do you love Wolf shifter that are willing to do anything for their mate? If so then I will have to say this is definitely the book for you. Milly Taiden’s book Wolf Fever has all the peaks of what a true Erotic Adult Novel should have, she has combined affection along with the necessary roughness to protect what is most precious to you, with awesome great sex scenes. Ryder has a bad boy persona and doesn’t follow any rules except for his own, yet when it comes to Raine he is willing to move heaven and earth just to protect her. Raine is a shy and quiet women, until she goes into this paid sleep study and doesn’t come out of it herself. She has no idea what has happened to her and seeks out Ryder to help her find answers out. As we all know when things go wrong there is a villain! The sex scenes that the author writes are always with great taste but shows a raw sexuality and passion that to me is the key when writing a great erotic with a touch of romance in her books. So if you don’t like to read about a lot of hot sexy scenes then this book is not for you; however, for all you others, I say go for it you will not be disappointed.  There were a couple of spots where it there were minor missing information but not enough to steer me away from this book.  Overall I totally loved this book and the author never seems to bring in new surprises in her books.

I would definitely recommend this book to others who love this genre. This is the first book in her Alpha Project, so be expecting more to be released; I know I am!!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Milly

  Want to know about me? Milly Taiden (aka April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.

She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.

LINKS TO CONTACT MILLY:

Website:  http://www.millytaiden.com

 

As Milly Taiden

Wolf Protector – Federal Paranormal Unit – Book 1

Wynter’s Captive

Halloween Heat III – Mate Event

Fate’s Wish

Sharp Change – Black Meadow – Book 1

Caged Heat – Black Meadow – Book 2

 Coming Soon

Scent of a Mate

As April Angel

A Hero’s Pride

Party Crasher

Wicked Valentine – Sizzling Encounters – Book 2

Stranded Temptation

Mr. Buff – Sizzling Encounters – Book 1

Coming Soon

Lucky Break – Sizzling Encounters – Book 3