Crazy On You by James Duncan & J. Kahele

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE  Crazy On You

SERIES  Archie and Isabella Book #1

AUTHOR  James Duncan and J Kahele

GENRE  Romantic Comedy

PUBLICATION DATE  1-29-2015

LENGTH (Pages/# Words)  327 pages

PUBLISHER  Amazon

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

The top east-end London crime syndicate, the insane Pope Crew, fly out to New York to negotiate a mega-bucks weapon trafficking deal with the barbaric and merciless Mafia Don, Giovanni Commarata. All is well; then Archie Pope, a kitten and flower loving softie with a tough exterior, falls in love with Isabella Commarata. Very bad move. Commarata has had every young man who has shown the slightest interest in his precious daughters, hastily executed.

Giovanni Commarata and the Pope Crew are at war! Gun fights, betrayals, warfare on a battlefield scale all ensue. Both sides are either the Destroyers or Destroyed. All mayhem breaks loose. But this is also a rom-com, it is about two young people falling in love under the most difficult of circumstances.

The story is narrated by Archie Pope and Isabella Commarata. James Duncan writes for Archie Pope, using UK English and a fair whack of cockney slang. J Kahele, writes for Isabella Commarata, using American-English. This is a collaboration between an American romance writer and an English comedy writer.

So transatlantic thrills and spills a-plenty, with something to warm your heart!

I observed that the tramp’s hands were made out of plastic! I detected movement inside his ridiculously ginormous coat that could comfortably have contained two men. I made an instant decision. As Bell stooped over to drop the score into the cap, I yanked her back by the arm, simultaneously kicking the tramp in the mush  giving him a mouthful of steel-toe-capped boot. Screaming, he hit the deck, as the bullet he had fired from his pistol went awry, hitting a passing motorcyclist in the shoulder, causing the wounded motorcyclist to plough into the rear of the car driving in front of him. The bike toppled and the motorcyclist fell into the road.

‘Nice try, wanker!’ I growled, putting my pistol to the head of the phoney tramp and without hesitation, pulling the trigger. I watched the blood spurt from his exploded face with angry satisfaction.

‘Archie  look out!’

A silver Ford Fusion Titanium had mounted the pavement, and was hurtling towards us, with the intent of mowing us all down…

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EXCERPT

She moved in for the kiss and our lips met with an urgent force as we necked wildly. A long time passed before we were finished. Isabella opened her eyes and smiled at me. Then her eyes flashed over to somewhere behind me and a look of horror filled her face.

‘Oh my God! Archie! It’s Papa!’

The main reason why I am still alive is that I have hypersonic reflexes. I dived to the ground, pulling Isabella with me. Bullets whizzed overhead. The bodies of nightclub ravers standing at the bar fell.

Several bullets’ destination was the optics and it shattered from the almighty impact, hurtling cascades of glass and liquor across and over the bar, glass shards penetrating the backs of bartenders and the faces and bodies of customers. I spun myself around, hauling out my gun as I spun on my stomach. I held it aloft, pushing the safety level down to fire position, my finger straining against the trigger; I would shoot the microsecond I observed my target. The spin completed, my brain registered 6 armed, black ski-masked figures. Giovanni was eminently identifiable from his stocky body shape and his cold eyes that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a cobra’s head. I discharged my semi-auto frantically…

Review

ONE of the first  things I loved about this novel is that  it is co-authored and even though  your able to see the difference of writing  style  it still flows flawlessly. Your not stopped with confusion or have to re-read because of the styles. Archie is the London based mobster who was led into the life but would  much rather  do other things. He’s actually a real likable  person unlike his father. Isabella,  I felt so bad for her because  she has led a very sheltered  but life of crime  life especially  because  of who her father  is. In this novel filled  with suspense, crime, can these two find romance.  Archie  and Isabella  are both in the same boat and when they meet sparks fly. The secondary characters where also a great insight and brought more into the storyline! These authorso did  a fantastic  job and I would definitely  recommend  reading  this.

AUTHOR BIO’S

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J KAHELE BIO:

I am a married mother of three teenage girls and live in southeastern Michigan. I have one flaw that could rightly be considered the worst flaw possible. I procrastinate constantly, which gets me into a little more trouble than I like, especially with my girls. I love to swim, ride horses, relax to a good book and spend time with my family. Writing has helped me to calm down the very hectic life I have and release the scattered thoughts that often run through my head,(no I don’t hear voices), but I do envision characters of my books, when I see people interacting around me. That’s pretty much sums up my life!

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JAMES DUNCAN BIO:

I started by writing children’s books, but progressed easily to adult books, my first being ‘Serendipity’, my latest, ‘Crazy On You’, written with J Kahele. Something powerful and amazing happens when we write together. Basically genre-defying, ‘Crazy On You’ is a gangster rom-com thriller, with something extra that reveals that happiness and success can only be achieved with the unlimited power of love. I also love music, playing and listening, and meditation.

 

 

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Review ~ Borrowing the Doctor by Victoria Pinder

 

Borrowing the Doctor
by Victoria Pinder
Series: The Collins Brothers, Book 2Publisher: Soul Mate PublishingCover Designer: Niina Cord

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 14, 2015

 

 

Party girl. Art thief. All around bad girl. It’s what all the newspapers call socialite and heiress Kate Sparrow. It’s all untrue. Kate’s been set up and she’s following the orders of the FBI to get the real criminal, her father. She’ll have to put up with her sister, the wedding fiasco, and her own fears that someone is after her, trying to stop her to get what she needs to prove her innocence.

Doctor Daniel Collins joins his brothers on a cruise to the wedding of his young cousin. His cousin begs him to keep a close watch on the bride’s sister, Kate. He’s to keep her from ruining the wedding.

Kate doesn’t trust Daniel’s help in her life, but the man’s interference is blocking a few problems. She lets him. After all, he spent a few years in the military and having a friend like Daniel is nice. But when her fears become true, someone is after her, pretending to be in a relationship with the sexy doctor has its benefits. What she hadn’t planned was opening her heart to trusting him. But if she doesn’t open up, she’s going to lose out on far more than her life, she’d lose out on love.

 

Daniel slid into his seat and away from Eric, but his arms remained tense. His brothers wouldn’t like this plan. He didn’t like this plan. “I’m to babysit the spoiled rich princess and keep her away from the cops and the alcohol, this trip.”

He pressed his lips together. He expected his brothers to have an opinion, but silence greeted his ears.

All eyes went back to the door.

His collar grew warmer. Daniel glanced around to stare in the same direction. He assumed Kate Sparrow had stepped into the club.

His eyes scanned the room, and then the crowds parted. He had his first look. Time might have stopped, and he heard his own heartbeat. Brown hair with a bit of a curl, brown eyes, small frame, unusually large breasts for a woman her size, and an energy that took his breath away. He also noted that Kate’s eyes held a gleam, and Daniel’s mouth fell open. Kate Sparrow was the most beautiful woman he’d seen in a long while.

Beauty meant trouble. He turned back to his beer and refused to stare at her.

The pictures in the papers hadn’t done her justice at all. How did they turn that pretty woman into a viper with a camera? His mind raced. Did she have a Jekyll and Hyde personality that came out at night?

 

 

This novel made me laugh! It had suspense, humor,  and lets not forget our romance.  The plot was good however  there were a couple of kinks that need to be worked on. I did enjoy the main characters and what they brought to the story. Kate,  unlike what everyone wants to believe is actually a very sweet an nice person.  But of course it only takes people to ruin that impression.  Daniel was asked to his cousins wedding little did he know it was going to be to act like a babysitter. He is in for a suprises when these two meets because from what he was told she is very different.  Unfortunately she does have difficult decisions to make.   From the beginning the author starts taking you for twists with this story and I did enjoy the continuous , never a dull moment you had with this story. Yes a lot does happen but it is the authors work and im all for a new experience from their point.  If your looking for a romance that keeps you on your toes pick this one up.

 

 

 

Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston then moved to Miami. Eventually, found that writing is her passion.

She always wrote stories to entertain herself. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, but when she sat down to see what she enjoyed doing, writing became obvious.

The Zoastra Affair, Chaperoning Paris, Borrowing the Doctor, and Electing Love, Mything the Throne and Favorite Coffee, Favorite Crush will be published in 2014.

Now she is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

Also she’s the Vice President for the Florida Romance Writers. Her website is www.victoriapinder.com.