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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Secrets of Richard Kentworthy by Julia Quinn


Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second—or third—look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one.
Iris Smythe–Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can't quite believe it's all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can't help thinking that he's hiding something . . . even as her heart tells her to say yes.



#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand fashion, appearing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code. Ms. Quinn is one of only fifteen members of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, her books have been translated into 28 languages, and she currently lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.


Review: I absolutely loved this book! I don't read a whole lot of historical romance so I wasn't sure what to expect but The Secrets of Sir Richard Kentworthy completely blew me away! Iris Smythe-Smith is a wonderful protagonist who is wise and mature far beyond her years, whilst being utterly lovable at the same time, and Sir Richard is complex man who seems to be buried under issues and he cannot see a good way out. Despite getting together in an unorthodox fashion, it is clear that the couple have serious deep feelings for each other and their journey to becoming a solid couple is heartwarming. I found myself rooting for them from the very first page and I loved all the twists and turns that the plot took them on. I cannot wait to read more by Julia Quinn.

Viper Game by Christine Feehan

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Hailed as "the queen of paranormal romance" by J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Christine Feehan continues to amaze readers” (The Eternal Night) with her phenomenal novels. Now, from the author of the Dark Carpathian series, comes the newest in Christine Feehan's explosive GhostWalker series… 

GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot knows the price he paid for the secret military experiments that gave him his special catlike abilities. After all, he left his bayou home a healer and came back a killer. While Wyatt and his GhostWalker brother Gator may have known exactly the sort of game they were getting into, Wyatt never anticipated where it would lead—or to whom.

The swamps hold many mysteries, but few are as sinuously seductive as Le Poivre de Cayenne. The woman the locals call Pepper is every bit as enigmatic as the three little girls she’s desperately trying to protect. From what, Wyatt is soon to discover. Right now Pepper needs a man like Wyatt. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them both deeper into the bayou than either imagined—where desire is the deadliest poison of all.
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hristine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 40 published novels, including five series; Leopard Series, Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince. 

In addition to the #1 New York Times bestsellers list and the PEARL awards, Christine is honored to have made the bestsellers list for Amazon, B. Daltons, Barnes and Nobles, Bookscan, Borders, Ingrams, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody Book Club, USA Today, Waldenbooks, Walmart, and the Washington Post. Other honors that she has received include being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America's RITA award, receiving the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine in 2003 and in 2008 the Borders Lifetime Achievement Award. 

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, hardcover and large print. In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores. This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher's Weekly Bestseller's List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine. 

Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers' conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times Convention, Get Caught Reading at Sea Cruise, Celebrate Romance Conference, Emerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences. She was also a special guest at the 2013 Comic Con and now has her own FAN convention.
Review: Viper Game is the newest book in the Ghostwalker series by Christine Feehan. Although I have read some of her other books, I haven't read anything from this series, but that didn't matter. It didn't take me long to understand Wyatt and the other characters. The ghostwalkers are enhanced with animal abilities to make them better fighters and in this book they find a strange woman, Pepper, with a child in toe...both with snake enhancements. The plot then unravels, full of romance, passion and excitement. Feehan has a brilliant way with words that sucks the reader in slowly and then doesn't let you go until the very last page. I can't wait to read more from this series.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Haunted Tales Author Interview: Ekta Rawat

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1.    Can you please tell me a little bit about yourself and your work?
A writer, a table tennis player, a debater all rolled in one, I always describe myself as a silent observer. Trying to talk to the souls rather bodies. I have been composing poems since the completion of the first decade of my soul in this body . Still a teen, I am currently pursuing history honors from Delhi, India  and I  aspire to be a journalist.   I have been privileged for my opinions to get space in Dainik Jagran,The Pioneer, Janpaksh, Amar Ujala, Dainik Uttarakhand , journal of Political Science and others.  Lenses of a new perception and  bolts of creative compositions makes up my travel cruise for all my readers. Hope to see you around in this journey.

2.      Can you please describe your story in Haunted Tales?
My story in Haunted Tales is sure to leave the readers  stunned and loved at the end and I am curious to know which feeling will be engraved more in the readers hearts. The love aspect in a horror story, I think, makes it special.

3.      How long do you think you would survive in your story?
The kind of story that I have written, I will love to go deeper and deeper in this kind of horror. This is a kind of addictive horror, I think it is the addiction to cling to the characters in story that will help to survive. I will love to go to the nether world with these characters.
 
4.      What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on my book: Soul Stories( working title) and also entering my submissions in various anthologies.

5.      Where can people find out more about you?
Don't be lazy and read more of my stories ;) you will surely know a lot about me through them. Rest I am always available at https://www.facebook.com/ekta.rawat.73

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Swallowed by the Beast Author Interviews: Linda Jenkinson

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1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and your work?
As far back as I remember, I've always written. Lots of regular things like some articles for magazines and editorials for newspapers plus lots of newsletter articles and staff interviews. And although,I have always written fun poems and a few creative pieces when I was very young, I kind of left it behind. But when I joined the excellent Helium writing site and received great honours and upper ratings with them before they unfortunately bit the dust, I started writing 'Creative' again.And I credit this site with its rating system and excellent editorial staff with giving me my present day confidence.

2. Can you tell me about your piece in Swallowed by the Beast?
The Replacement is a story about a young orphan boy who is finds himself in quite a fix with his old crone neighbour, Mrs. Crane and finds out she has a few surprises of her own, and definitely has one big one for him. 

3. How do you think you would survive in your piece?
Not long, unless I was  Mrs. Crane, of course. ha! And in Henry's Ghost I wouldn't last long at all because I would never go back up those stairs.

4. What are you currently working on?
For the past few years I have  plunged myself into the world of on/line writing where I'm still finding new things out. Love creative writing, especially poetry and am presently working on a book about Vampyres in Canada.Do I enjoy the horror/mystery genre? Oh, yes!

5. Where can people find out more about you?
Want to find out more about Linda Jenkinson- find some of her articles on Twitter: https://twitter.com/linjenkinson

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Monday, 19 January 2015

Haunted Tales Author Interviews: Kally Jo Surbeck

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1. Can you please tell me a little bit about yourself and your work? 
I am so bad at these.  I write fiction.  I have won several awards with my writing.  I started out with poetry.  And then I wrote a lot of papers in English.  Minored.  But got my accounting degree, because that was the work I was doing at the time.  Got asked by the FBI to be a forensic accountant.  I regret not doing that.  I was disabled in a series of auto accidents and I tried to find various things that I could do to still be of use.  I now have 7 degrees, of which I use none, and I write.  It is the only thing I can do around my schedule.
2. Can you please describe your story in Haunted Tales: stories from beyond the grave? 
It's a poem of a man who thought he was prepared to commit suicide but sees a woman go through with it.  She haunts his life.  An unknown woman, he can never identify, though he searches, haunts him as a warning to what he almost did.
3. How long do you think you would survive in your story? 
Since I've never been there, but have had many, far too many friends who have, I'd be the haunted one.
4. What are you currently working on? 
I am currently working on the last of a three part Legacy series for Phaze Books - Erotic Romance and Women's Erotica Novels in eBook, Print, and Audio Book 
5. Where can people find out more about you? 

I am working on a new webpage but for now https://www.facebook.com/Kally.Surbeck.Owren

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Swallowed by the Beast Author Interviews: Anthony Pugliese

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   1. Can you please tell me a little bit about yourself and your work? 
I live in Harrisburg, PA. I am 54 years old and single. I worked for the Commonwealth of PA for twenty-years but I’m currently a customer service representative for a small company in PA who contracts with medical providers, facilities and hospitals. I have no children and since I’m childish enough as it is, I don’t need any! I think this is a big reason I like to write fiction. I’ve always had a vivid imagination and I’ve always been able to make up stories. The only trouble I had then, was creating characters. Tough to try and get in someone’s head in 3rd person or to be someone else if you’re doing 1st person work. I lacked the motivation and the skills in my younger days and I had my share of distractions, usually the female kind, if you get me. But over the years I’ve dedicated myself to this art I’ve tried to give up several times. The need to write, whether I’m good or bad, is overwhelming. 
As far as my work, I find myself sounding much like that old guy who sits around the living room telling ghost stories. I was raised in a small town, in an old building once a speakeasy and a ballroom in the early 1900s and I can tell you a ghost story or two. My mother, who passed away April 2, 2013, was a tarot card reader and a psychic. This is one reason I developed an interest in horror and the paranormal. My work centers around the supernatural and the myths and legends as days gone combined with contemporary times. As humans, we really don’t have a clue concerning this world's vast mysteries.
   2.   Can you please describe your work in Swallowed by the Beast?  
Stories about spirits and creatures lurking in the swamps have been prevalent for centuries. Night Songs started out when I was at a hotel  back in the early 90’s. It was late summer and there were crickets outside everywhere! Some jumped on my bare legs and arms and starting biting me! I looked at my girlfriend who was laughing at me and I said. “Holy crap! I didn’t know crickets could bite!” Later I envisioned a man, an intimidating bear of a man being killed by crickets and a story began to fruit. I published it as, The Songs of the Night in a magazine dedicated to Black Metal music called BLACK MOON in 1995 but it was a different version than the one in Swallowed by the Beast and I’m happier with this version.      
    3.  What are you currently working on?
I have few credits at this time. I have been published in small press and in a few mainstream anthologies over the years. I am working on a cross-genre novel - Dyavol’s Fallen and a short story collection - All Things Truly Wicked.
   4.    Where can people find out more about you?
I’ve been published in two issues of BLACK MOON (December/ ‘95/’96 issues), one poem in GASLIGHT: TALES OF THE UNSANE (December ‘95 issue), and one short story in ABOMINATIONS MAGAZINE (October 2012 issue). 
I have two Facebook pages. One under my own name and one under the name of, The Stoat's Lair. I also have a website with the same name but it is under reconstruction. I sometimes post previously published poems, short stories and excerpts from my novel on the Facebook page below.   
The Stoat’s Lair: www.facebook.com/mymitternaucht.
 Find me on Twitter @Apugliese3  
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Haunted Tales Author Interviews: Kimberly Klemm

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1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and your work?
I am 44 years old and divorced with no children. Charleston, South Carolina has been my home for the last five years. Writing has been a passion all of my life. I have spent ten years in the technical writing industry and twenty-four years in poetry and fiction.
2. Can you tell me about your story in 'Haunted Tales: stories from beyond the grave'?
"Upside the Down Elevator" is a short story about a supernatural encounter at the end of a man's life. The elevator he never used and installed in his home for his mother is a center point in this episode. A missed chance at other answers, the fear of finding out and the inevitability of the "powers that be" working in the middle of normal life are all pieces of "Upside the Down Elevator".
3. How do you think you would survive within your story?
If I was sitting inside the story in "Upside the Down Elevator" I think I would be comfortable and I would survive if I was not the central character.
4. What are you currently working on?
Currently, I have just sent my new novella "The Dream of Keriye" under my pen name Kimberly A. McKenzie to my publisher (on CD only) to be released this month. Interested readers can find my works and blogs in the following places:
5. Where can people find out more about you?

"The Rest Room" (a novella) by Kimberly A. McKenzie at henrywrenpublications.com
"Growing Past" (a book of short stories centered on female characters) by Kimberly A. McKenzie at amazon.com 
Blog post available at: kimberlymckenzie.com

There is more information available on my LInkedIn profile (Kimberly Klemm) at: 

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Swallowed by the Beast Author Interviews: June Lundgren

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1. Can you please tell me a little bit about yourself and your work?
I am a psychic medium, author, healer and nurse. I do intuitive readings, connect with the dead, angels and earthbound spirits. I was given the gift of healing by god over 20 years ago. I am the conduit and the healing comes from God.
2. Can you please describe your story in Swallowed by the Beast?
I went to Las Vegas to promote my first book, A Mediums Guide to the Paranormal. I stayed with a friend and was doing some intuitive readings and healings for 3 days. towards the end of my time there I had a horrible sick feeling like I get when a demonic presence is near.  It was lunch time and I told my hostess someone was coming and they had a demonic attachment. The next moment the door bell rang and a woman was standing there. I could see the demon on the sidewalk, it could not pass the protective barrier my hostess placed before I came. I linked myself to God and asked him to send an archangel to take the demon away. the next thing I could see two archangels holding on to each side of it then they were gone. I heard from the woman after that and she said her life was so much better now.
3. What are you currently working on?
I just finished my third book entitled: Paranormal Encounters Book 2. I am currently trying to finish 2 books: The Dark Side of the Paranormal and the sequel to my first book (which was A Mediums Guide to the Paranormal) It is entitled: Through the Veil. it talks about what happens when you die and many other subjects such as the scrolls of Solomon, the crystal skulls and others.
4. Where can people find out more about you?
 You can find out more about me by going to my website www.mysticconnections.org
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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Swallowed by the Beast Author Interviews: Alex Winck

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1. Can you please tell me a little bit about yourself and your work?

 I´m a Brazilian nerd who grew up in the eighties, which means I was a nerd long before it became cool, and with even less opportunities to make money out of it. I´ve loved comic books, science fiction, fantasy and horror since I can remember, and I´ve dreamed for a long time to write that stuff. I studied jpournalism in college because it was the most viable way to make a career out of writing, and it was an opportunity to learn a lot about a variety of subjects, while still trying to nurture my dream of becoming a fiction writer. By pure dumb luck, I got a spellchecking job at a company that published educational comic books for children, distributed for free at schools. Since I remembered loving cartoons, Disney comics and also Monica´s Gang - a highly popular comic book lineup for kids in Brazil, a pop culture icon here -, I took a shot at writing it, and ended up writing almost 100 issues of ir, with one million copies being distributed monthly. I still write some institutional and educational material, but lately I´ve focused more on my author´s work. I edit and write for the online comic book and short story anthology "Tales From The Absurd", devoted to horror, fantasy and sci-fi, recently had my first printed comic book horror story in the "Sinister Tales" anthology. I also have a script for a sci-fi/action thriller, an animated pilot, and a children´s book that´s close to getting a publishing deal in Brazil. My first prose story ever to be published for sale was "Apocalysium" on the Monster Attack" anthology, and I have yet to have any in Portuguese.

2. Can you please describe your story in Swallowed by the Beast?

They´re three, actually. "A Clinical Case" is a werewolf story that takes the old cliché where the guy claims there´s something supernatural going on with him and the psychiatrist tells him he´s just crazy, and then I threw some of my own twists and turns on that. "Selfie" is kind of a digital age, middle class take on "The Portrait Of Dorian Gray". Finally, "The Devil´s Therapist" was inspired by an article I read on how so much of the mythos and iconography of the devil didn´t come from the Bible or early christianity, but has been built up by authors and artists over the centuries, like the contract thing, or even the horns and tail thing, and that might upset him quite a bit...

3. How long do you think you would survive in your story?

On "A Clinical Case", it depends on who I´d be, although I´d say survival wouldn´t be the main issue there. On "Selfie", I don´t think I´d do some of the things the protagonist does, but anything kind of similar to the situation in the story would still be at least seriously disturbing. On "The Devil´s Therapist", I´d be facing the most unbeatable adversary, and again it might have a much higher cost than merely death.

4. What are you currently working on?

I´m about to finish a new issue of "Tales", which may be up still this week, also putting together three issues in English for Comxology, which recently approved our content for online selling, We´ll also offer the Portuguese and English versions along with other content as an online subscription system similar to Netflix. I´ll also be recording narrations for Creepypastas I wrote to upload on Youtube, plus writing comic book scripts and short stories to submit to various anthologies. I may also soon work as an actor for an independent horror short film that will be uploaded on YT as well.

5. Where can people find out more about you?

Besides my short stories on both the "Swallowed By The Beast" and Monster Attack" anthologies, there´s a whole issue of "Tales From The Absurd" available in English on our website (http://contosdoabsurdo.com.br/tales-from-the-absurd.html) with a couple comic book stories I wrote the scripts for, along with editing the issue.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine

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SOMETIMES MOVING ON MEANS MOVING IN

Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can't. And the damage is done. She's hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there's a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more-until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he's right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she'd long buried . . . 

Levi can't believe he's living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple "sorry" won't suffice-not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie's better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she's so close, Pixie's heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear-he can't live without her.
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Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She's ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen. 

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Review: 'Best Kind of Broken' should be a straight forward boy-meets-girl, childhood sweethearts love story, but it's blighted by tragedy and sadness which rips the main characters - almost irrevocably - apart. Chelsea Fine takes the reader through their journey as Pixie and Levi try to find their way back to each other in the wake of utter horror. A situation which is forced upon them by their newly-found, uncomfortable living situation. The more I read, the more I came to love the characters and the more I learnt about them, the more obvious it was that they were meant for each other. The ending was lovely, and I get the feeling that snippets of their future might pop up in subsequent books.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Southwest of Love and Murder by Brenda Whiteside

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Mystery writer Phoebe Anderson owes her success to killing her first husband on paper seventeen years earlier. Now someone has actually done it. When she decides to take a few days away on the ranch of her best friend’s brother-in-law, she doesn’t expect romance to find her...or murder to follow her. 

Mason Meadowlark is happy with his wild cowboy ways, avoiding love since the death of his baby and the end of his marriage twenty years ago. When Phoebe shows up, he fights to control his emotions but soon wonders if she just might be worth the risk of opening his heart again. 

With an obsessed fan close on her heels, Phoebe is thrown into her own murder mystery…and the next target on his list is Mason.
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Brenda spends most of her time writing stories of discovery and love. The rest of her time is spent tending vegetables on the small family farm she shares with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Together, they’ve embraced an age-old lifestyle that has been mostly lost in the United States – multiple generations living under one roof, who share the workload, follow their individual dreams and reap the benefits of combined talents.
Although she didn’t start out to write romance, she’s found all good stories involve complicated human relationships. She’s also found no matter a person’s age, a new discovery is right around every corner. Whether humorous or serious, straight contemporary or mystery, all her books revolve around those two facts.
Review: I am a big fan of Brenda Whiteside and really enjoyed her first book 'The Art of Love and Murder' so I was very excited to read her new book and it does not disappoint! The story is complex and the twists and turns are very unexpected. I don't think it's like anything else within the same genre and that's what makes it stand out from the crowd. If you like romance, mystery, thriller...or just something a little different, then I strongly recommend this book!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz

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It's no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying-and deliberate-reminder of the horrors of her past.
Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she's learned about positive thinking into practice-a process that is seriously challenged on the world's worst blind date.
Awkward doesn't begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright. She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense ex-Marine does have some skills that Grace can use-and he's the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked.
As Witherspoon's financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her...
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Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. Krentz lives in Seattle.
Review: 'Trust No One' is an amazing new romance suspense novel by Jayne Ann Krentz. As always, her characters are relatable, and very believable. As the twisted plot becomes more in-depth and complex, the book became much more difficult to put down. I think this book was a lot like the authors early work, which made me enjoy it all the more.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Falling Away by Penelope Douglas

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Jaxon is the guy she's supposed to avoid . . .

K. C. Carter has always followed the rules - until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she's stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.

K.C. is the girl he won't let get away . . .

Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn't give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life - except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As they grow closer, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother's shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.

  
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Penelope Douglas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Fall Away series. She earning a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Northern Iowa and a master of science in education from Loyola University in New Orleans. Penelope lives in Las Vegas with her family.

Nelson Hobbs lives on the sand with a classical guitar in one hand and a glass of sangria in the other. His voice resonates in this paradise which has led to the natural transition to audiobook narrator.

Award-winning stage actress Abby Craden works in all aspects of voice-over and can be heard in numerous commercials, animation, video games, and audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has awarded her an Earphones Award as well as named her One of 2012's Best Voices.


Review: 'Falling Away' is the explosive new book in the 'Fall Away' series. In the first three books KC was a minor, mysterious character that seemed to make bizarre decisions with no reasonable explanation. In this book, her characteristics become much more clear as you learn her heartbreaking past - and present. Jax has also had it difficult and it's this struggle that makes them so perfect together. Although, it definitely isn't a smooth ride. This book is an amazing read, utterly gripping! I couldn't wait to finish it, but I didn't want it to end...