Sunday, September 20, 2020

Review: Ominous Legacy by Jannine Gallant


Ominous LegacyOminous Legacy by Jannine Gallant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the 4th book in the Counter Strike series by Jannine Gallant. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and she did not disappoint. This page-turner starts with a mysterious legacy that sends experienced investigator, Wyatt Stone, and Talia Davis, a computer expert for the Counter Strike team. When they get together, the chemistry is clear--but is Talia ready to put her heart and her life on the line after a bad break-up. Will they and the budding romance survive the investigation--and the political impact? A nail biter and page turner, this novel earned 5 red, white, and blue stars from me and made me wonder, "What if?"

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Review: Virtually Timeless by Casi McLean

Virtually Timeless (High-Tech Crime Solvers #5)Virtually Timeless by Casi McLean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What would you do if you inherited property you had no idea belonged to your family? What if you and you sibling traveled thousands of miles to see your inheritance, only to find strangers and stranger happenings? This ensemble cast of characters must solve a mystery--but can they do it in time--or in another time? A page turning thriller that will keep you glued to your Kindle late into the night, I give this book 5 shooting stars in a wormhole filled with suspense!

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Review: Deadly Deception by Marissa Garner

Deadly Deception (Rogue Security #2)Deadly Deception by Marissa Garner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jessica Hargrove's mother vanishes and her life begins to unravel. At every turn, there are family secrets and deception. Can the man she once loved and lost be the person to help her find truth, justice, and redemption? Or will they fall down the rabbit hole of despair. A gut-wrenching, fast-paced tale that will make you hold your loved ones tighter. Five shiny stars and a big box of tissues for this story.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

New Release: Distant Heart Sounds A Nurse Morgan Series: Book One by Kate MacInnis

Just because you haven’t seen a ghost, it doesn’t mean they aren’t around. You can’t see germs either, but you know they exist everywhere. Besides, everybody has a ghost story or unexplained experience—yet no one wants to admit that they believe in spirits.

What if your life was turned upside down and you suddenly had the ability to see, hear and communicate with those on the other side? How would you handle the situation?

Distant Heart Sounds takes a look at what Morgan Cutler encounters after an unexpected near-death-experience leaves her with psychic abilities. As a 40-ish, skeptical, heard-it-all-before, metro Detroit emergency center nurse, Morgan believes she has seen just about everything in her 20+ years on the job, but then one day, she feels someone she cannot see.

The new Morgan opens herself to a relationship with a hunky doctor at the emergency center, who has some psychic ability as well. Romance, humor, mystery, and being connected to others bring peace and joy into her life.

But what happens when Morgan witnesses the evil inside one man’s heart? Some secrets are better left unseen.

He pushed her once again, and this time she fell to the edge of the river. John kneeled next to her. She laughed at him and called him a white trash cracker. At those words, John turned bright red and seemed to explode. That’s when Morgan saw John turn Maryanne over like a rag doll and held her face in the water—he sat on her legs and held her down until she was motionless.

John stood and looked down at Maryanne’s face. He panicked and looked around for a large rock. He could barely pick it up, but he used it to smash the left side of her head. Blood was everywhere. Breathing heavily, he removed her shoes and dragged her into the river. He dropped her shoes in a grassy area and lifted her body. With all his might, he threw her into the river, hoping if someone found her, they would assume she had an accident in the water. John ran for his car, started it, and hurried from the scene. There was a newspaper on the back seat with the date of August 31, 1959.

Morgan’s vision cleared and the old man’s grip felt like a hot coal scorching her hand. She shook loose and wiggled her fingers.

“Wow, quite a handshake, there, Mr. Talbot. You’re a very strong man,” Morgan said.

“I’ve been a farmer all of my life,” he said slowly. The expression in his eyes sent chills down her spine. “That work makes you strong if it doesn’t kill you.”

“Same is true for nursing,” Morgan said and smiled.

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Michigan-born and raised, Kate earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Oakland University and Master’s Degree in American Culture at the University of Michigan-Flint. As a professional writer for more than 20 years, her career has been primarily in health care, particularly hospitals. This provided an opportunity to hear many stories from nurses, doctors, visitors and family members about unusual activities and miracles that occur without a clear-cut, scientific explanation. She also claims to have had her own share of unusual experiences, some of which she shared in this book. 
Kate is married to the love of her life and has two grown sons and three grandchildren.


Monday, July 27, 2020

Blood Born, Book Four of the Guardians Series by Rayanne Haines

After Olivia Dawson died her life really started to suck.

The week before Olivia Dawson died, everything changed. Her little publishing house that could started pumping out best-sellers. A mysterious uncle passed away, leaving her a penthouse loft looking over Central Park. And her experimental cancer treatments finally seemed to be working. Who could’ve known that after her death life would literally suck.

She could do without craving her sexy new sire’s blood and the fact that her death had been rather brutal, thank you very much. Now, the shadows that go bump in the night were calling her the Vessel, bowing at her feet, expecting her to fulfill a prophecy. And wasn’t that a lot to live up to. Still, Olivia had a bad feeling that if she didn’t take them up on the offer, she’d soon find herself deader than dead.

Rhys Callas has ambitions. He’d been raised to rule. Had plans to free his people from living in the shadows. He wasn’t called the King of New York because he played nice. Now with the help of the guardians and the vessel he’d soon be the leader of the North American vampires. All he had to do was find an assassin, keep the other vampire factions at bay, keep the guardian Domhall Taleisin out of his hair, and keep Miss Olivia Dawson undead long enough to woo her. Best laid plans, right?

Soon enough Rhys and Olivia find out fighting for her undead life could mean the difference between a real future or oblivion for the entire vampire race.ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Award Winning Paranormal Romance Author, Rayanne Haines lives on the Canadian prairies with the man of her dreams, two young men, and an obsessive compulsive english bulldog named Bella.

She grew up on a small horse ranch and spent most of her youth re-enacting scenes from Anne of Green Gables to attentive audiences that included pygmy goats and roan stallions. The horses were thrilled. Her father could never figure out why it took her three hours to clean the barn.

A city girl now, things haven't changed much. She still has a fondness for mountains and rivers and all the creatures that live within them. And she still believes in Magic. Rayanne loves to write about kick-ass women and the alpha men who love them.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Midnight Temptation (Ravens Hollow Coven Book 2) by Shari Nichols

When tarot card reader Gillian Howe hosts a supernatural speed dating event, she’s hopeful to discover her chance at love. Making the perfect match is her passion. Too bad she can’t find one for herself. A chance encounter with a wealthy vampire soon finds her plunged into a secret society of trancing, blood bonds, and human escort rings. She’ll need help to survive, but the vampire detective is the last person she wants...even if he is scorching hot.

Garrett Mulroney has dealt with his share of the supernatural. His sire tried to force him into a life of debauchery, but he chose to uphold the law. The fact that the one woman he can’t seem to get out of his lust-filled dreams is at the center of his investigation doesn’t bode well. It's a good thing she hates his guts, because it helps douse his growing desire for her and focus on the case. But when Gillian’s cousin is kidnapped into the Du Sang Brotherhood, she becomes the prime witness.

Now they’re forced to put their differences aside and go undercover by pretending to be a couple. The more time they spend together, the more Garrett wants her in his life—and in his bed. Will they be able to develop the love and trust needed to take down the Brotherhood or become its next victim?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR I adore family! I love hanging out with my husband and my kids. I enjoy yoga, Pilates and try to walk every day. I value my girlfriends deeply, and have some of the same friends since middle school. I'm passionate about all things paranormal. I love anything to do with ghosts, and UFO's. I've traveled to France, Portugal, Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, and the Rockies. My idea of a perfect day involves lounging on the beach with a book and going out for a great meal.

I'm proud of HAUNTED because it won the Beverley award, and was a HOLT medallion finalist and a Golden Leaf finalist in two categories. 

MIDNIGHT DESIRE is the first book in the Raven's Hollow coven series. I developed the Magickal Bureau of Investigations and the world of witches, demons and vampires that coexist with humans. All of the relationships between the couples and friends were developed in this world. Readers will see characters overarching within the series.

MIDNIGHT TEMPTATION, book two in the series, is near and dear to my heart. It's loosely based on my grandfather's struggle to flee Europe after he awoke at his funeral and emerged from his coffin.        



Thursday, July 23, 2020

New Release: Eventide by J. Scott Coatsworth

What if you woke up in a strange place that was as familiar as your own home, but also completely strange and different? What if you opened your curtains to find the universe looking back at you?

Welcome to Eventide.

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About the Author

I live with my husband of 25 years (Mark, below right) in a leafy Sacramento, California suburb, in a little yellow house with a brick fireplace and a couple pink flamingoes out front.

I’ve always occupied the space between the here and now and the what could be. Indoctrinated into fantasy and sci fi by my mother at the tender age of nine, I devoured her library. But as I grew up and read the golden age classics and more modern works as well, I began to wonder where all the people like me were.

After I came out at twenty three, I decided that it was time to create the kinds of stories I couldn’t find at Waldenbooks. If there weren’t many gay characters in my favorite genres, I would reimagine them myself, populating them with a diverse universe of characters. I would subvert them and remake them to my own ends. And if I was lucky enough, someone else would want to read the things I wrote.

My friends say my brain works a little differently – I sees relationships between things that others miss, and get more done in a day than most folks manage in a week. Although I was born an introvert, I learned to reach outside himself and connect with others like me.

I write stories that subvert expectations, that seek to transform traditional sci fi, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something new and unexpected. I also run both Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with my husband Mark, sites that bring people like us together to promote and celebrate fiction that reflects our own reality.
Scott and Mark
My writing, whether romance or genre fiction (or a little bit of both) brings a queer energy to my stories, infusing them with love, beauty and power and making them soar. I imagine a world that could be, and in the process, maybe changes the world that is, just a little.

I was recognized as one of the top new gay authors in the 2017 Rainbow Awards, and my debut novel “Skythane” received two awards and an honorable mention. Since that time, I have published six other novels and several other novellas.
In August, 2019, I qualified to join the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with my sale of “Across the Transom” to Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, and in March 2020 I became a full member.

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