Treasure Darkly (Book One of Treasure Chronicles) by Jordan Elizabeth

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Treasure Darkly (Book One of Treasure Chronicles) by Jordan Elizabeth

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

3 ½ stars!

Growing up with no father around and with a mother that is a Tarnished Silver, a prostitute in a small mining town called Tangled Wire, Clark Treasure does what he needs to get by – even if that means stealing from his mom’s clients now and then. But when he comes across a vial of what he believes to be Absinthe and he drinks it – he changes his future forever. Next thing he knows, his mom is killed, he figures out he can now raise the dead (or kill) with a simple touch, and the army is now looking for him like he’s enemy #1 as the substance he ingested was actually a serum the army owned to create the perfect soldier that could do just as Clark figured out he could do. On the run for his life, Clark turns to the only people he can think of – the Treasure family, to his father who spent a night with his mother 19 years prior, was unfaithful to his wife, and got Clark’s mom pregnant.

The family accepts him, given the letter and photo Clark has regarding his parentage – both Garth and Georgette Treasure give him a home along with their other children Jeremiah, Zachary, and Amethyst. No one knows the secret that Clark is keeping, that with a touch he can either bring or take life from someone. Clark sets out to get to know his family – however reluctant the boys are – his wild-spirited sister Amethyst makes up for it by trying to learn as much as she can about him…which includes following him around as she is extremely intrigued by him. But Clark has discovered another “power” from the substance he drank two years earlier – he can sometimes see spirits, and when Amethyst is kidnapped by a strange aircraft, it is Clark to her rescue, but not before a spirit tells Clark what the craft is. He feels this must just be a coincidence and is focused on helping to rescue his sister, but when Clark later finds out that the spirit is really his deceased father – an inventor named Eric Grisham, Clark is mystified that his attraction to his “sister” isn’t something to be ashamed of. Upon saving Amethyst from the evil land owner, the Horen family, Clark’s father explains that he wants Clark to liberate the inventions that are in the Horen’s possession that were stolen upon his murder by the family and are rightfully Clark’s. But on a fateful day, Amethyst is once again the victim of the Horen family – this time with a bullet to the heart. Clark restores her and is forced to trust her with his secrets. And when the two fall for each other, they are forced to keep their love a secret or be obligated to expose all they have learned.

This was my first steampunk novel and I really enjoyed how all of the inventions were described and created, all without having indoor plumbing in most homes. Clark was a strong and noble character, who has only ever wanted a family to call his own. Amethyst is wild and stong-willed – she is a perfect complement to Clark as she brings fun and excitement to his life. The rest of the Treasure family is the perfect balance of sophistication and grace in their accepting of Clark and everything he encompasses. My sole complaint was the format – there were multiple POV’s, and there was never a really clear change, other than a little marker between paragraphs. You had to be reading for a while to figure out whose prospective you were listening to, which it would have been nice to have made the separation and POV a little clearer. This was an enjoyable story that left readers on the edge of their seats with a cliff-hanger ending, and I am looking forward to seeing what else is in store for the Treasure/ Grisham family.

The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 ½ stars!

In this haunting and beautiful story about an oppressed house wife, Sandrine (Asch) Verlaine, begins with Sandrine running to her Grandmother in Paris, France in the year 1894.  Her father has recently died, and left her with a ruthless, uncaring husband who sees her more as his property than his wife.  When she leaves, she does so without her husband really knowing who or where she ran to, as she wants to flee as far from him and his secrets as possible.  But she unknowingly runs straight into some family secrets of her own.

Her Grand-mere, Eva Verlaine, is a courtesan who has served the gentleman of Paris of some time.  Upon her arrival, her Grandmother insists it unsafe for her to be there, but Sandrine seeks the safety that family brings and cannot be dissuaded to return home.  During her time in Paris, Sandrine is heartbroken to know that her Grandmother has moved from her home – Maison de la Lune – to do some renovations.  She has hired a gifted architect named Julien Duplessi to complete the repairs, and without her knowledge, Sandrine and Julien strike up a friendship that consists of discussing art and going to museums together.  But when Sandrine finds a mysterious ruby necklace, their relationship takes a turns and becomes something much more – an experience so seductive and sensual, Sandrine wants more…but so does La Lune, the sixteen century witch that has possessed Sandrine through the ruby necklace.  Sandrine even goes as far as to disguise herself as a man to get into a famous art school so she can perfect the gifts that her and La Lune share.  But what happens could be catastrophic for the unknowing Sandrine – once she surpasses a certain point with La Lune, will there be any chance for her to go back?

This story was so descriptive and rich that I almost felt like I could see some of the paintings, or the way Julien looks at Sandrine.  It was so sensual – the artwork, the relationship, and the story.  The way Sandrine’s experiences were described made me feel like all I had to do was close my eyes and I could be transported into her world – where the lines between right and wrong as easily skewed, and between love and lust were blended into a beautiful and dangerous master piece that became the life that Sandrine never knew possible.

Infinity: A Paranormal Romance (Valkyries: Soaring Raven Book 1) by Sedona Venez

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Infinity: A Paranormal Romance (Valkyries: Soaring Raven Book 1) by Sedona Venez

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

 3 stars!

 As if being a superstar bad girl isn’t enough, 22 year old Infinity has recently started having bizarre dreams of a strange woman, who is giving advice and telling her things that will happen in the future.  Seeing as she just got out of the hospital from a Rejuvenator overdose – a drug that helps take the strange dreams away and let her feel just a little bit normal, the last thing Infinity needs is her adopted mom Kara’s cryptic ramblings about shape-shifters and vampires again.  But the night before a huge concert that she has been stressing about for weeks (thus the drug over-dose), Infinity is at her adopted brother Mason’s club for a post-show party when the weird and reality take a serious head-on crash into her life.

 Now Infinity is faced with who her adopted mother really is, the possibility that she has the potential for great darkness, or she may just be the savior the Others – the shape-shifters, vampires, and Immortals – have been waiting for.  When two men step up to “claim” her as their own, as their True Mate – Alik, the head of one of the vampire clans and Boulder, the head of one of the wolf-shifter families – Infinity is fed up with feeling like the never ending pawn in an age old battle.  But when another Other family steps up to claim her, this one a little closer to her family, she realizes that this life is coming for her – like it or not.

 I found the story interesting, but the plot and characters to fall a little flat for me.  Infinity is 22 – not some pre-teen, which is how she very often acts.  But then in other situations, she acts well beyond her years and very mature (which honestly is not often).  She is so reliant on others that it makes her seem weak and not able to handle things.  Enter then leading men – sometimes they act like they are straight out a harlequin romance novel (“You are MINE baby”…yuck!).  The plot progression was a little stuttered as well, sometimes it followed along at a good clip, but other times (most times, sadly), it fell flat and left me as a reader feeling confused as to how something just happened, as there wasn’t enough plot building.  Overall, okay – just not amazing.

The Summer Solstice: Enchanted by K.K. Allen, Blog Tour!!

The Summer Solstice by K.K Allen

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, & New Adult

Pages: 188

Published: June 10th, 2014

Blurb:

After Katrina “Kat” Summer’s mother dies a mysterious and tragic death, Kat is hurtled into life at Apollo Beach. Her estranged and cryptic grandmother Rose fills Kat with legends of her Ancient Greek Ancestors from which the Summer family descends. Kat’s world begins to unravel as secrets from her heritage are exposed – secrets that her mother purposefully concealed.

Leading to her birthday, the day of the Summer Solstice, Kat becomes frightened when enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams haunt her. When her visions become reality, her fear turns to terror as powerful forces threaten the lives of those around her.

Amidst the turmoil, Kat meets Alec Stone, her gorgeous neighbor, who becomes her sole solace in an evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner…

EXCERPT from The Summer Solstice by K.K Allen:

Today marks the sixteenth year of my life, a milestone that Rose believes to be cause for a celebration. It’s finally time for me to make my entrance to my party. I pause at the top of the grand staircase, taking one final look in the full-length mirror at the top of the stairs. Charlotte helped me get dressed, despite my resistance. With simple touches like mascara and blush, my long eyelashes are accentuated and my cheeks rosy. Light eyeliner defines my silver-blue eyes, which are becoming more silver with every day that passes.

It’s my hair that really strikes me, though. The length alone has grown so fast over the few short weeks I’ve been here and it’s now down past my shoulders, in curvy locks.

During my research, I made an effort to understand more about the day my grandmother holds so special. The summer solstice, June twenty-first, is the first day of summer. It’s also the longest day of the year as the sun reaches its highest point in the sky at noon. Since spending hours upon hours in the library, I’ve read all varieties of stories of the summer solstice and its celebrations. In general, it is a time when social code is temporarily shifted, when servants share in the merriment as equals. In some cases, their masters even serve them.

Rose’s wild stories and crazy imaginings are getting the better of me. My dream last night had been just like the first upon arriving at Summer Estates. The girl in the glass shattered the same vase. Everything about the dream was exactly the same—except the evil smile in the mirror belonged to my grandmother. This time it was she who raised her hand to make the vase burst in mid-air.

I’m disappointed that my questions are still unanswered after all the reading I’ve done. What does any of this have to do with Rose’s obsession with Ancient Greek culture and our family history? At some point today, I plan to confront her. She will tell me everything she knows, and she will explain all of the mysteries she’s been keeping from me.

I run my hands down my ribs, onto my waist, and finally to my upper thighs, all covered in a simple green chiffon, baby doll dress that reaches to a couple inches above my knees. With a deep breath, I turn and look down the semi-spiral staircase that flows down to the great room.

Author Bio:
My name is K.K. Allen and I am the Paranormal / Urban Fantasy Author of the Summer Solstice series. The Summer Solstice: Enchanted and The Equinox are now available at Amazon. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but raised in Seattle, Washington. I currently live in Central Florida. I’ve always had a passion for reading and writing and have done so every day since the young age of 12. Writing has even transitioned into my Media Industry career where I wear many hats, copywriting/scriptwriting included. There’s just something about telling a story that drives me in everything that I do. Whether I’m creating a content outline for a website, or pulling together assets to write to, or even putting together a video production, it’s all about the storytelling. I hope you all check out the Summer Solstice: Enchanted and I look forward to connecting with you!
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Long Time Coming by Edie Claire

4.5-STAR, ROMANTIC TIMES TOP PICK and Winner of the Road to Romance REVIEWER’S CHOICE Award!!!

Originally published in 2003 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).

Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her…

Eighteen years have passed since Joy’s childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after–determined never to come back. But when her father’s illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.

Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can’t identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises–Jenny’s erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny’s horrendous death–and Joy’s own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed–and the childhood friendship she treasured–now suddenly seem very much alive…

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Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame by Mario Routi

Rebecca’s life is about to change!

In the beginning, the ancient Gods created not just the earth. They also created three other worlds: the Elysian Fields, a paradise where they themselves live; Tartarus, the dark world of demons and Titans, ruled over by the ancient deity Cronus; and finally the Land of the White Sun, where all the heroes and creatures of myth dwell – Centaurs and Minotaurs, Cyclopes and Gorgons, Amazons and flying horses! In this land the Creator planted the Sacred Flame, the Cosmic Source that keeps the universe in balance and must be protected from the Dark monsters and Evil Gods who desire to seize it, in order to destroy all the worlds.

Hearing that Rebecca is charismatic, Turgoth, ruler of the kingdom of Beast, arranges for her abduction. When the two of them come face to face, they realise that there is a strange bond between them and their destinies become entwined forever. But although they start to share deep feelings for each other, they are doomed to fight on opposite sides…

Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame is a tale of epic wars, grand passions, mythical creatures and ancient Gods – an adventure story which reaches to the core of what we mean when we speak of “Good” and “Evil”.

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Trust (Sons of Don Book 1) by Brenda L. Harper

Gwenydd Reese is a foster child who has lived in more homes than any child should ever have to experience. Abandoned at three, she has seen everything there is to see in the system, the good and the bad. But she has survived. And now she is only a few months from aging out of the system and putting into action her plan to become her own person.

Gwen is moved to a new foster home, hopefully her last, so that she can attend an exclusive private high school that she lied and tricked her way into. This new family, the Langleys, have five other foster children living in their home, including Cei Crewe. Gwen feels an instant attraction to Cei. He seems indifferent, but every time she runs into some sort of trouble, Cei is there to save her. Is it possible that he has feelings for her? Is it possible that she has finally found someone she can trust? But Gwen is so close to her escape. She can’t afford the messiness of a relationship.

And then she begins to go insane. It begins with grass that heals under her touch. And then voices in her head whenever she sits under her favorite tree at school or stands on the widow’s walk that sits on the roof of the Langleys Victorian house. Then she’s attacked, or was it just a coincidence? Is she suffering some genetic psychological breakdown, or is there a different explanation for what is happening to her? And what is Cei’s role in this whole ordeal?

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Chosen for Power (Women of Power Book 1) by Kathleen Brooks

Somebody is out to destroy Elle Simpson and everything in her life. Elle has always depended on family to make her business run strong, but long work hours have left her without much of a private life. Just as Elle thinks she has met the potential man of her dreams, she also discovers an imposter determined to destroy her business and life. Can she trust this “Prince Charming” to help her defend everything she holds dear, or will she only leave herself vulnerable at the worst possible time?

Drake Charles’s work in the fast-growing mobile technology field made him a wealthy, powerful man. But he quickly sheds the fame and publicity for a more private life that earns him the label as a man of mystery. Drake adds to that mystery every year when he hosts a masquerade ball for charity. It’s also his best chance to find the one thing he really wants . . . true love.

Having met behind masks of anonymity, Elle and Drake enjoy a whirlwind night of romance that leaves them both wanting more. Elle’s heart tells her to trust Drake, but years of fighting off business foes has taught her that anyone could be a potential threat. Will this new romance give them both a fairy tale ending, or spiral into a nightmare for the whole Simpson family?

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Reckless Magic (Star-Crossed series Book 1) by Rachel Higginson

16 year old Eden Matthews has been in and out of private schools for the last two years. She can’t seem to stop herself from closing them down. Kingsley is her last chance to finish high school and the last private school willing to accept her.

She is focused on just getting through graduation until she realizes Kingsley is not like the other private schools she’s been to. The students may be different, but so is she. And after meeting Kiran Kendrick, the boy who won’t leave her alone and seems to be the source of all her problems, she is suddenly in a world that feels more make-believe than reality.

To top it off, she is being hunted by men who want to kill Kiran and her best friend Lilly is taken away to a foreign prison. Eden finds herself right in the middle of an ancient war, threatening everything she loves. She alone has to find a way to save her best friend and the boy who has captivated her heart.

Reckless Magic is an intricate story about mystery, adventure, magic and forbidden love. Eden Matthews is an unlikely heroine determined to save the world and be with her one, true love before it’s too late.

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The Sorcery Code (The Sorcery Code: Volume 1) by Dima Zales

From a USA Today bestselling author comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science . . .

Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.

She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.

Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancée, sees Blaise’s deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an agenda of his own . . .

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Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto

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Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

3 stars!

 I was immediately drawn to the premise of this book, as well as the seemingly strong heroin that was portrayed in the description of the book.  With multi-POV, some dark and shadowy characters, all topped with a semi-predictable plot – I can say that it was an entertaining story, but I would have loved some more depth to the main characters.  Possibly some more back story and reasons as to why – for me anyway, it left me with an odd combination of unexpected little effects here and there, but a large part was quite foreseeable – which therefore left little to the imagination.

With all of that said, I will restate that I did actually enjoy the story.  It was a new and fresh take on the somewhat overdone angels/ demons – it was a refreshing change that the main female character, Kate Mercer, was for all intensive purposes an average “Jane”.  She wasn’t born under the second to late partial full-moon, while her mother chanted and stood on her head – just to yield a special child that would “change the world”.  She’s a recently well-known actress that scored the lead female role in a “Twilight-esque” trilogy…only her main co-star is her EX-boyfriend that she has to pretend to love…even after he cheated on her…but claims he still loves her (can you say soap-opera!!).  But across the country in Scotland, Declan an old as heck…hmmmm, don’t know what he is exactly…but he certainly isn’t human – and apparently he created the gargoyles to protect humans.  Only problem is they need a human sentinel to keep them calm and at peace; reenter Kate…and enter writer Ian McGuire who has befriended Declan some time ago and has been getting ideas for his top selling books from the darkness that Declan lives in.  Ian is just what Kate needs to get her mind off of her career, ex-boyfriend, crazy stalker(s), etc…

To fast forward through some stuff as I felt it a little monotonous: Kate visits Shadow Wood in “ghost” form and comes into contact with Ian, she finally visits Scotland, realizes she’s supposed to be there, falls for Ian, some more of the crazy stalker, something unfortunate happens to Ian (not death, but no spoilers there), and Kate contemplates her future some more.  Hmph…to end this tirade, liked, but didn’t love – I really wanted to like it more than I did, but it just didn’t quite hit the mark for me.

Prodigal/Riven Trailer Reveal by Tyler H. Jolley and Sherry D. Ficklin

Welcome (back) to the TIME WAR…

Books 2 & 3 of the best selling Lost Imperials series

Releasing 5/5/15

from Clean Teen Publishing

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Individual digital editions will be available everywhere e-books are sold.

Click on the cover to read more!

 

 

Exciting news! Prodigal and Riven will be available in 2 special combined print editions!

Barnes & Noble and other retailers will feature a standard combined print edition:

Ebook_COMBINED_TheLostImperialsand Amazon.com will offer an exclusive flip book print edition!

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PRODIGAL:

STEIN has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past, and that’s always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew, and everyone she thought she could trust, has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.

RIVEN:

ETHAN is left with a serious problem after what should have been a routine mission. He’s fractured, a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream.

Click here to see the Prodigal/Riven Trailer Reveal!

Want to know more about The Lost Imperials Series? Check out below:

In a battle for control of the time stream, the past and the future will collide, either saving mankind, or destroying it.

The Tesla Institute stands on one side of the battle. Controlled by the mind of one of the greatest inventors in history, the Institute recruits gifted, young time travelers called Rifters. Those who survive his training are sent into history with the mission to preserve the time stream, recruit more of their kind, and better humanity through subtle, controlled event manipulation.

Standing in the way are the Hollows, a rogue group of Rifters who have vowed to put an end to the Tesla Institute, at all costs. They steal, cheat, and bend history to their own ends. Using children stolen from time as their personal armies, they fight not only for control of time itself, but also for self-preservation.

 

You can find, EXTRACTED, book 1 of The Lost Imperials everywhere books are sold.

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Soul Crossed (Of Demons and Angels #1) by Lisa Gail Green

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Soul Crossed (Of Demons and Angels #1) by Lisa Gail Green

**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**

4 stars!

Heaven and Hell…Grace and Josh…both sent from opposite sides to claim a single soul.  They are both new to their respective angel and demon status – recently deceased and handpicked for the job of returning to earth and swaying an important person to choose the light or the dark.  Enter Camdem – he’s invisible, he stutters, his hair covers his face, and he’s a little strange.  But for party boy Josh, getting Cam’s soul is a piece of cake…that is if it weren’t for Cam’s friend Grace that is like little-miss-sunshine – she’s in this to earn her wings and see her family again.  Josh of course thinks Grace is hot, and Grace can’t deny that Josh has a certain bad-boy quality she could enjoy – but the best part is that neither one knows who the other one is working for.

They both find themselves around each other a lot – seeing as they are both trying to win Cam’s soul, but in the interest of achieving his goal, Josh is resigned to “letting” Cam get a swing at Grace’s heart – which he thinks he has a shot at thanks to Josh’s pushing.  He wants Cam to be as bad as possible, so if that means corrupting a teenage girl in the process, he’s all for it.  But Grace isn’t interested in Cam – her and Josh develop a mutual affection for each other.  Pretty soon they are trying to find time to spend together, but the powers-that-be aren’t happy about that.  And it seems that Grace is in a never ending battle with Cam’s evil side, as he is drifting that way more and more – with some dubious nudges from Josh of course.  But when it comes down to it, can Josh and Grace really let each other go – even if they can never be?  Does Cam have it in him to commit the ultimate act and take a human life?

First of all, I’d like to start by stating the cover for book was brilliant and very well done.  It has extreme visual appeal and showed, on a small scale, the powers that would inevitably try to push Grace and Josh apart – for when light and dark mix, the dark wins out every time.  I enjoyed the fact that the story alternated POV between the two main characters and showed things from each of their perspectives.  I felt it made for a well rounded and interested story that kept me intrigued until the end.  I think the story was slightly predictable, but still a very enjoyable read and I am very much looking forward to seeing what is up next for the two soul crossed lovers – Grace and Josh.

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Love, Chocolate, and Beer (Cactus Creek Book 1) by Violet Duke

Romance has met its most unlikely match-up…

Luke Bradford is a chocolatier on a mission. After moving his chocolate shop, and newly single life, to the quirky town of Cactus Creek, Luke wants nothing more than to devote all his energy into making his business a success—by taking the romance market by storm. But his grand plans get thrown for a loop when he locks horns with the feisty beer-brewing beauty next door who calls his ‘romantic idealism’ a load of fairytale bull. Soon, driving the woman sparking nuts becomes another wickedly fun priority he simply can’t get enough of.

In his defense, she’s addictively easy to incite…and plain impossible to resist.

Beloved local brewmaster Dani Dobson is beyond riled up. It’s bad enough the new shop owner in town comes locked and loaded with both a distractingly rugged charm and sexy flashing dimples, but the whole only-in-the-movies variety of romance he’s selling—the kind her world has been crushed by before—is really doing a number on her allergy to unrealistic clichés. What’s worse, he’s created an annoyingly clever ad campaign that dubs ‘beer joints’ like hers as the “cave where romance goes to hibernate.” The nerve of that man.

Combustible chemistry or not, damn it, this means war. The stakes…very likely, her heart.

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The Woodlands (The Woodlands Series Book 1) by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Rosa never thought she’d make it to sixteen…

When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Sixteen-year-old Rosa lives in one of the eight enclosed cities of The Woodlands. Where the lone survivors of a devastating race war have settled in the Russian wilderness because it’s the only scrap of land left habitable on the planet. In these circular cities, everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa’s inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He’s blonde, fair-skinned, green-eyed, and the laid-back complete opposite of Rosa. She’s never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger.

But differences weren’t always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a ‘raceless’ race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed.

The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want. After all, they are considered superheroes by the general public. But not everyone sees them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn’t know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dream Student (Dream Series, Book 1) by J.J. DiBenedetto

College junior Sara Barnes thought her life was totally under control. All she had to worry about was her final exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school – and what to do about the cute freshman in the next dorm with a crush on her. Everything was going according to plan, until the night she started seeing other people’s dreams.

It’s bad enough that Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she’s the only witness to a serial killer – and the only one who knows when and where he’s going to strike next.

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