Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Traces of Treasure Series Winners are:

There's a gold mine out there...find it and it's yours.

Congratulations to 

Elizabeth H - Winner of book ONE-

Desiree R - Winner of Book TWO- 

The Fever 
by Thomas Fenske
Series: Traces of Treasure - Book 1
Publisher: Wings ePress (July 2, 2015)
Publication Date: July 2, 2015
ISBN-10: 1613097719
ISBN-13: 978-1613097717
Genre: Literary Fiction
Print Length: 409 pages
"There's a gold mine out there ... find it and it's yours."
This deathbed confession set the wheels of fate in motion and Sam Milton's life was never the same. Armed with a cryptic riddle and some scant details about a puzzling myth, he set out on a quest that crossed the expanse of Texas.
The realistic, matter-of-fact storytelling will suck you into Sam's world and you'll find yourself absorbed by the suspense and mystery of his obsession. It's not so much about the goal, it's about his struggle of self and purpose, as he seeks an elusive path to success and redemption. 
As you hike along in his dusty boots,  you'll begin to wonder to yourself, how far would you go to feed your fever?

A Curse That Bites Deep
by Thomas Fenske

Series: Traces of Treasure - Book 2
Publisher: Wings ePress (October 1, 2016)
Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Genre: Mystery
Print Length: 246 pages
After years of frustration and sacrifice, Sam Milton’s life seems to be on track. In The Fever he got the girl, he found the mine, and he hopes he'll soon have the gold, but he forgot one minor detail: the curse and its ripples are affecting almost everyone around him.

Texas native Thomas Fenske currently lives in North Carolina but he allows a combined hankering for Chicken-Fried Steak, Chili, Texas BBQ, and real, honest-to-goodness Tex-Mex food be the guiding force in his writing life.
He has driven farm-to-market highways and county roads in search of the best local food.
He's ridden the back country looking for lost calves (well, once, anyway), and hiked the Guadalupe Mountains.
He's rafted the Rio Grande and suffered through waves of mosquitoes in The Big Thicket. He's endured hurricanes and ice storms, battled hail, wind, floods, and blistered in the heat of the long Texas summers.
Why did he leave? He asks himself that almost every day and longs to return (actually, it was for a job to better provide for his family).
He'd like to say he was a product of the famed writing program at the University of Houston, but in fact that program came into being the year after he graduated. This is but one of dozens of similar coincidences that have been the story of his life ...
He and his lovely wife of thirty years currently share their home with eight cats and one ninety-something pound dog. Somehow, he manages to write amidst the chaos.
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The Guardians are charged with protecting sacred scrolls...
Will Love make them stronger?
To Celebrate the Release of Book 5,
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Rescuing Lara
by Lyn Horner

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 1
December 21, 2014
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 180 pages
Available from:  Amazon 

Lara Spenser is running for her life. She guards a treasured relic from ages past that no one outside a select group is supposed to know about. Yet, an evil one has learned of its existence and his minions are hot on Lara’s trail. Although she has escaped to Ireland and is living under an alias, her special sixth sense tells her the “Hellhounds” are growing near. Injured in a car wreck that killed her beloved uncle, she is desperate for someone to act as her bodyguard.

Enter Connor O’Shea, ex-Special Forces soldier. Now the foreman for a crew of oil and gas well firefighters, Conn is on an extended vacation after a devastating explosion on his last job. Out of curiosity, he answers Lara’s ad for a “strong chauffeur” and takes on the job of guarding her temporarily.

Conn has his hands full, not only keeping Lara safe but also trying to help her recover from deep physical and emotional wounds. As days and weeks pass the two grow closer and romance blooms, but their tenuous peace is shattered one terrifying night by Lara’s pursuers. Conn may prove his ability to protect her, but can he help her fulfill her destiny as High Guardian of apocalyptic secrets? Can he rescue her from the soul-deep pain that holds her prisoner?

Find the answers in Rescuing Lara, book one in this tantalizing series, Romancing the Guardians.

Decoding Michaela
By Lyn Horner

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 2
Publication Date: June 8, 2015
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 144 pages
Available from:  Amazon

Michaela Peterson can read minds but can she tell good from evil? A Guardian of Danu sworn to protect one of seven sacred scrolls, her identity is known only to the High Guardian. Or so she thinks until a stranger brings word that her revered leader has been murdered by vicious “Hellhounds” who want the scrolls. She’s attracted to the handsome messenger, but is he who he claims to be? Or does he mean to gain her trust and steal the scroll she guards?

Dev Medina often dreams of a woman he calls his golden goddess. He believes she is real and meant for him. Expecting to deliver a warning to Dr. “Michael” Peterson from the new High Guardian, he is stunned to find the doctor is his dream girl. Fearing the Hellhounds may be coming after her, he wants to whisk her to safety, but she stubbornly resists leaving her Galveston, Texas, home. Can he convince her to trust him before tragedy strikes?  


Capturing Gabriel
by Lyn Horner

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 3
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Publication Date: December 29, 2015
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Print Length: 141 pages
Available from: Amazon
What’s a handsome Colombian psychic with super-hero-power to do with a spirited Navajo beauty who invades his territory? Why, kidnap her of course.

Chopper pilot Josie Tseda served in Afghanistan, extracting soldiers from deadly situations. She knows how to take care of herself. But when she vows to find Gabriel Valdez, a Guardian of Danu, and deliver him to a gathering of the Council of Guardians, she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Locating Gabriel in the mountains of Colombia is hard enough. Josie didn’t count on ending up his prisoner – or on falling for him.

Gabriel is battling Colombian drug traffickers and seeking revenge against the man who murdered his mother. He’s not looking for romance and doesn’t trust the feisty American female who wants to fly him off to the U.S. The message she conveys directing him to return with her, supposedly coming from the High Guardian, may be a lie to ensnare him and steal the precious scroll he guards.

Yet, he can’t help wanting her. Will he allow her to capture his heart or will the secret power he wields ultimately drive her away?


Touching Charlotte
by Lyn Horner

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 4
Publisher: Lyn Horner (May 26, 2016)
Publication Date: May 26, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 155 pages
Available from: Amazon

How can a man hope to get close to a woman who can’t stand to be touched? That’s the dilemma facing Tristan Jameson when he meets Charlotte Dixon.

Tristan is a former NYPD cop turned celebrity pastry chef and author. Bereft by the death of his fiancée two years earlier, he has no desire for a new romance, until a gorgeous redhead catches his eye at a stuffy Park Avenue Christmas party. Not only is she beautiful, the lady also snares his culinary interest with delicious homemade cookies. But when he innocently touches her, she turns pale and runs from him.

Charlotte is a Guardian of Danu charged with protecting one of seven valuable scrolls handed down through time by her ancestors. She works as a nurse-companion for a disabled girl, living in a lonely mansion on Long Island’s Gold Coast – Great Gatsby country.

Like all of the Guardians, Char possesses a unique psychic gift, in her case the empathic ability to absorb other people’s emotions, especially through touch. When Tristan brushes her arm, lingering pain over his lost love floods her senses. She tries to escape but he catches up and demands an explanation.

So begins a romance complicated by Char’s responsibility for her young charge and her sworn duty as a Guardian. Surprise guests and evil enemies threaten to destroy their one chance for happiness. Will Tristan overcome such obstacles to win his lady? Can she trust him with terrible secrets? Find the answers in Touching Charlotte.
**Lyn's Latest Release - Book 5**
Profiling Nathan
by Lyn Horner

Series: Romancing the Guardians - Book 5
Publisher: Lyn Horner; 1 edition (October 24, 2016)
Publication Date: October 24, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 144 pages
Available from: Amazon
Nathan Maguire is a Guardian of Danu, and he possesses a deadly psychic gift. He also has a checkered past. As a young man, he spent time in prison, where he learned the rudiments of tattooing, a skill he has built into a successful business in Tampa, Florida. He’s content with his life – until a beautiful FBI profiler walks into his shop.

Talia Werner has come to deliver an urgent message from one of the other Guardians. The trouble is no one outside that select group is supposed to know they exist. Nate doesn’t believe Talia and suspects she is up to no-good. Meanwhile, she finds out a woman was brutally murdered not far from Nate’s shop. This is the third such killing in the past two months. A serial killer is loose in Tampa.

Working with the police, Talia discovers all three of the victims bore a blue butterfly tattoo, one of Nate’s designs. Suspicion falls on him but quickly points to other tattoo artists. Enlisting his aid in meeting and interviewing them, Talia develops a growing attraction to the man, who isn’t at all what he seems to be on the surface. Nate returns her feelings and their relationship heats up.

However, the killer is still on the hunt, and he knows Talia is after him. Will the stubborn woman accept Nate’s protection or will she be the murderer’s next victim?


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Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn Blitz and #Giveaway

Corrupt Me
Jillian Quinn
(Philly Corruption #1)
Publication date: January 17th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Izzie Rinaldi has everything going for her. All she has to do is make it through her senior year of college, and then she’ll be off to law school, one step closer to assuming her position at the head of her family’s empire. After a chance encounter with the campus bad boy, Izzie can’t get him out of her head.
Luca Marchese, the smooth-talking son of the most notorious man in Philadelphia, is used to getting what he wants. He hasn’t forgotten the girl he knew as a child, and now that he has Izzie’s attention, Luca will stop at nothing to have her.
Luca’s defiance of the law turns Izzie on more than she cares to admit. She wants Luca to corrupt her in every way possible, despite his reputation as the king of one-night stands. Their attraction is undeniable, but their desire for one another isn’t enough for Izzie to overlook visits from federal agents and the potential ruin of her family.
Linked to Luca and a criminal underworld, Izzie discovers she’s more like him than she thought. But a future with Luca could mean swapping her diamond bracelets for a pair of handcuffs.
*Corrupt Me is a standalone novel that is the first book in the Philly Corruption series.
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Most of the guys on campus, my brothers included, would give their right nut for one night with Izzie. I’d been waiting for a shot with her for years, and I wasn’t about to waste this opportunity.
Mark threw his hands out at his sides, as if saying, I don’t know. “You were a mess last time, Luca. When your families stopped talking to each other, I thought you were going to lose your shit. You were heartbroken over Izzie when we were kids.”
“That’s why I’m not letting her go this time.”
He ran a hand through his spiky auburn hair. “That girl is nothing but trouble. I’m just trying to look out for you. Do what you want, but we both know how this is going to end.”
I reached for my door at the end of the hallway and turned until I was facing Mark. “I’m taking a shower. Meet me downstairs later, if you wanna come.”
I thought I heard Mark sigh, and then his door closed.
Now that I’d made up my mind about Izzie, I couldn’t turn back. We’d met years ago, long before college, at a fundraiser our families attended, and even as a little girl, Izzie was gorgeous. She obviously forgot about it. Either that, or she preferred to believe we weren’t cut from the same designer fabric.
I had to see if she would give me a chance. What was I thinking? She’d yelled at me one time, and I was already stalking her. I did not stalk women, especially not to get laid.
But Izzie was so much more than that. She deserved better than my usual treatment.

Author Bio:
Jillian Quinn was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently lives in sunny Cape Coral, Florida where she still pretends it’s okay to drink hot chocolate and curl up on the couch with a good book, even when it’s ninety degrees outside. From an early age, writing and storytelling have been her passion. In her spare time, she loves creating fictional worlds and living inside the minds of her characters as well as reading and watching hockey.
Jillian is also a successful book blogger, dubbed by her followers as The Queen of Rants after making her blog, Rant and Rave About Books, a popular destination in the bookish community because of her honesty and passion for books.
Corrupt Me is her first novel with other young adult and new adult titles to follow.


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Knights of Black Swan Next Generation, Book 1
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Cardiac: A Jack Getty Thriller by Jeffrey Monaghan

Cardiac: A Jack Getty Thriller
by Jeffrey Monaghan

My rating: 4.5 Stars
Publisher: DLW Publishing (May 23, 2016)
Publication Date: May 23, 2016
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Print Length: 304 pages
Available from: Amazon
What if the one thing meant to keep you alive was used to kill you?

Embattled CEO Jack Getty is nervous. This is his final chance to save his company. He is announcing his firm's breakthrough discovery at the world’s largest annual biotech conference. A discovery that trials show will extend human life by 75%. But as Jack approaches the podium, he suffers a major heart attack and collapses onto the stage, stunning the conference attendees.

Jack is rushed to the emergency room where surgeons implant the latest Wi-Fi enabled pacemaker, saving his life in the process. What Jack doesn’t know, however, is that an underground hacking group has its sights set on manipulating his “secure” pacemaker to get information only he can provide. Despite the hackers unrelenting terror, Jack refuses to give them what they want and soon starts to uncover the true motives of this mysterious and powerful group.

Fast-paced and complex, this thriller twists and turns as it stays one step ahead of the reader. Readers will find it a heart-pounding novel that dances on the fringe of the dangers lurking within today's modern technologies.

Cardiac: A Jack Getty Thriller by Jeffrey Monaghan

Cardiac: A Jack Getty ThrillerWell, this one is going to make people look twice at the marvels of medicine! Imagine receiving a lifesaving medical device that could turn on you at the press of a key should someone decide you are in the way of their agenda?

Jack, a hard-driving, successful CEO is about to turn the world on its heels with a breakthrough biotech discovery. He is also facing a hostile takeover of his company. That was the perfect combination for a heart attack that nearly killed him. It was the latest WiFi enabled pacemaker that saved his life. It will be a group of hackers who will manipulate his pacemaker to use Jack as a puppet for their own nefarious needs. Is this a corporate act of sabotage or could it be something more sinister and twisted?

Technology could kill Jack at the push of a key and technology could save Jack when he needs it most. In a game of cat and mouse, time is of the essence and the clock is ticking…can Jack turn the tables on evil and save his own life, his company and his family?

Hold on tight to the edge of your seat, CARDIAC by Jeffrey Monaghan is part science fiction and part too realistic to ignore! No muscled warriors will jump to the aid of this corporate leader with a heart. One manipulative and twisted villain is pulling the strings and he is not about to let Jack live.

Gripping, imaginative and full of intrigue, Jeffrey Monaghan has a hit for those who like medical thrillers and to think “what-if?” Medical and technical inventions, meant for good become twisted at the hands of evil. Could this happen in reality? Grab a comfortable chair, you won’t want to stop reading until the very last page.

I received this copy from Jeffrey Monaghan in exchange for my honest review.

A Portrait of Valor by Wolf De Voon

A Portrait of Valor
by Wolf DeVoon

My rating: 3.5 stars

Series: The Case Files of Cable and Blount - Book 1
Publisher: Alan von Altendorf (January 5, 2017)
Publication Date: January 5, 2017
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Print Length: 144 pages
Available from: Amazon
A romance of steely courage and passion, Wolf DeVoon has created a culturally incorrect detective genre that he calls bang-ow, with sex scenes. In this first volume of a planned series, Chris Cable, P.I., a tough Marine Corps combat vet and former cop who went private, is released from jail after shooting a man in the back. Los Angeles homicide honcho Lt. Barry Mintz angrily threatens prison the next time Chris kills someone.

From the first page of this book, we know that Chris hates killing. He does everything possible to avoid it, tries to talk people down. His clients are in trouble, ready to pay thousands to make something bad go away -- and it always ends up making enemies who want Chris Cable dead. To kill or be killed is a horrible kind of karma.


A Portrait of Valor by Wolf De Voon

A Portrait of ValorOne part grit, a dash of over-the-top machismo, a pinch of womanly intuition and common sense, add some heartfelt devotion to another person, murder and heat over a flame of erotic pleasure. Welcome to the world of a homicide cop turned PI in California. Chris Cable is a man of honor, a man with secrets, a man who has killed and would kill again if necessary. And he hates it. He would rather try his words before his bullets, but sometimes you have no choice, because sometimes your words can get you killed.

His main squeeze is an attractive, intelligent and loyal CPA, Mary and their sensual heat borders on pure erotic bliss. But sometimes love is not enough when life keeps running you over with a bulldozer and Chris has tread marks that lead him all the way to prison. Loyal to a fault, Mary is the brains and voice of reason when times get tough and the erotic siren when times get steamy.
Wolf DeVoon brings a tale that crosses genres and begs to be labeled. PORTRAIT OF VALOR is their story, with all the highs, lows and warts as Chris chases down the bad guys only to find himself in the bulleyes of both the law and the disorder.

There is no genre that perfectly fits Wolf De Voon’s tale. The murder/mystery portion has strength and a feel of old time tales in a modern society. The romance, well, it definitely is heated, passionate and detailed, written with a bold hand that avoids the dreamy words that make hearts swoon. Each face of this tale is well-written, but together, they could have played off each other better. Definitely earthy, definitely filled with twists, an interesting tale that spans time and untold secrets.

I received this copy from Wolf De Voon in exchange for my honest review.

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