Tuesday, November 22, 2016

To Die For by Jess Molly Brown


To Die For
by Jess Molly Brown




 Released on November 10th, 2016, To Die For reached #2 on the Amazon Bestseller List, #5 in Amazon Short Stories and #5 in Amazon Young Adult New Releases.

  Summary: 

  No one knows how the plague began. Now, touching is forbidden. Every person is a carrier. One accidental caress brings death. But love transcends every ill, doesn’t it? Once, there was a pair of beautiful souls. Elle and Robbie couldn’t obey the rules. They were the last, and the first, and the means to a cure. This is their story. It is no less vital for its brevity, for love is unending. Someday, those who are Unblemished will form a new history thanks to Robbie and Elle. A Post-Apocalyptic Romance, prequel to The Unblemished

  Vintage close up portrait of a passionate couple 

  Excerpt: 

 It all began with craving a lithe finger to trace her lips. Like magnets, Elle and Robbie were attracted inexorably. Seated at their mahogany work stations, separated by an expanse of desktop, she’d watched him remove his glove to scratch his forehead. Robbie’s neat, rounded nails and elegant fingertips had never sported calluses, or a paper cut, or dirt. She coveted them. Madness.

Across the desk, he recognized her absorption, flexed his hand and clenched it shut.

 “I can’t do this anymore, Robbie.”

 “I know.” A voice as old as the world. Blue eyes: pristine twin pools to drown in.

“What are we going to do?” Muscles, ligament, bone: how she longed to explore his warm hand.

“Better . . .”

 He waited.

“Better to have loved and lost . . .”

She traced her soft lips and smiled, warm to the marrow of her bones.

Kathie's Review:

This was so touching. I admit to shedding a few tears at the end. Elle and Robbie were tragic heroes who were strong, full of love, and courageous. They braved the ban on touching to find their fate...and their love. 

This has ALL the feels, and I highly suggest you keep a tissue (or THREE!) close to hand.

While it can be read as a stand alone, it certainly made me want to read the rest of the story, which will be coming in The Unblemished. 

Definitely a FIVE BOOKMARK rating for this one.



  About the Author:
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Don’t be fooled by the seeming tranquility, Jess is scheming. There are a lot of characters in her head and all of them want out. She edits for professional authors and is always tutoring somebody. She got her start eight years ago, in fan fiction, and is proud of it. Four great kids, one husband *coughbiggestkidofallcough* and two dogs ensure that the house is always messy. The garden’s overflowing with blooms, but weedy. The grass always needs cutting, provided it’s not buried beneath snow. She lives in Canada, eh? The dogs are walked, the kids get fed, the hubbs hasn’t killed anybody yet, the books Jess reads she reviews, and somehow, the people in her head manage to make it into stories. Occasionally, she embarrasses her kids by doing Zumba in front of their friends. It’s just how she rolls.

 Come join her quest for world domination at http://www.jessmollybrownauthor.com 

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Listen to Your Heart by Sydney Logan

It's release day for Listen to Your Heart! I can't wait for you to meet Skye & Caleb. The book is available on all online retailers for just .99¢ for a very limited time, so be sure to grab it this weekend while it's still on sale. AND there's a Facebook party all day on Saturday! All the buy links and party details are below.
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Wedding planner Skye Douglas makes a career out of bringing fairytales to life—even if she’s given up on her own happily ever after. Instead of dating, she devotes time to her nephew, a guitar prodigy who shares her love for 80s hair bands. When she encounters Caleb Lynch, the new guitar teacher, everything changes. Caleb's passion for music—not to mention his Def Leppard T-shirt—makes Skye wonder if she might get her storybook ending after all.

Caleb would do anything for those he loves—including a fake engagement as a gift to his best friend's dying mother. But after meeting Skye, he regrets the promise he made.

When Skye realizes she’s fallen for the groom, will she listen to her head . . . or her heart?
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Listen to Your Heart by Sydney Logan

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​"I don't want to be a choice you have to make. I want to be your heart's only option."

Wedding planner Skye Douglas makes a career out of bringing fairytales to life—even if she’s given up on her own happily ever after. Instead of dating, she devotes time to her nephew, a guitar prodigy who shares her love for 80s hair bands. When she encounters Caleb Lynch, the new guitar teacher, everything changes. Caleb's passion for music—not to mention his Def Leppard T-shirt—makes Skye wonder if she might get her storybook ending after all.

Caleb would do anything for those he loves—including a fake engagement as a gift to his best friend's dying mother. But after meeting Skye, he regrets the promise he made.

When Skye realizes she’s fallen for the groom, will she listen to her head . . . or her heart?

Kathie's Review:
There are so many reasons to enjoy this book. The music references made me start to hum and sing. Caleb is so sweet! And cute! And just charming. Skye is scared of letting her heart go into his hands. 

Caleb does protect those he loves and he wants to do the right thing. But, suddenly, the right thing is hard...and Skye is putting her own claims on him. For those that abhor cheating...no worries here. Well, I worried, but I trusted that Ms. Logan would lead us well, and she certainly did. I sincerely loved this story. It has all those "feels" we look for in a romance, that's for sure. 

If you are looking for some musical memories to hum along with, and some sweet romance, this is the book for you! 
Definitely FIVE BOOKMARKS!
Thank you, Sydney Logan, for the opportunity to read (and edit) this book!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Stripped Bare by Kalinda Grace


Night after night, Tesla Jones dances on stage.
She’s beautiful, unbridled, and unattainable.
Or is she?
Billionaire Jax Monroe is determined to find out.
Powerful in both the boardroom and bedroom, Jax isn’t used to being told no.
There’s no deal he can’t close.
No woman he can’t charm.
Until now.
When an indecent proposal becomes desperate infatuation, Jax and Tesla find themselves

Stripped Bare.

Kathie's Review:

THIS is the novella that brought me back into the blogging game. I was approached by Kalinda Grace to edit her first book. She had seen my name on several other books, and thought her work might appeal to me. She was right! This is sweet, charming, a bit steamy, and thoroughly enjoyable to read in an afternoon.

I really liked how strong Tesla was. She has her moral compass, and she doesn't deviate from it. No matter how much money might be on the table...or the stripper pole! 

Jax is one of those alpha males that can LEARN. I like that in my hero. He did something really stupid...but he learned from his mistake. I enjoyed his learning curve. 

While Stripped Bare is short, it was satisfying. It had a beginning, middle, and an end. Not all novellas can do that. I think Kalinda Grace is going to be a wonderful author to keep on your watch list. I know I want more from her...soon!

FIVE bookmarks, for sure!




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EXCERPT
I feel powerful.
Even as his finger slides between my breasts . . . stinging me, burning me . . . I feel powerful. Because he asked permission, and I granted it.
The decision was mine.
Jax doesn’t have to know that I’ve dreamed of his hands, and his fingers, and his lips. He doesn’t have to know how tempted I am to say yes.
I writhe on his lap, swaying to the music, and he groans roughly. His hands grip my hips, crushing me harder against him, and I feel him. I feel all of him.
He wants me. There’s no denying that.
But I’m a naked girl dancing on his lap. Of course he wants me.
Jax trails his nose against my throat, and the sensation causes me to cry out. He breathes me in, making my body tingle and crave and tremble. His quiet groan vibrates against my neck as my hips grind against him.
“Does that feel good, Tesla?”
I whimper, because it does. It feels amazing.
“Imagine how good it’d feel . . . without the barriers. Without the rules. Without the clock. This could be us, in my bed, in those heels, and I could touch you. Really touch you. The way I’ve wanted to touch you since the first time I saw you on stage.”
My fingers find his hair, and I pull roughly, causing him to growl my name.
“If you’d just been a gentleman. Maybe asked me out to dinner. Asked for my number. I wanted you to ask. I’ve wanted you to ask for weeks.”
“I’m not a gentleman, Tesla.”
It’s a confession.
A warning.
Our eyes lock, and I see him. I really see him. He’s handsome and rich and used to getting his way. His touch scorches me. His eyes radiate through me. He makes me feel beautiful, sexy, and desired.
But it’s not enough.
No matter how good it feels to be held by his strong hands, and no matter how good it feels to grind against him . . .
I’m not this girl, and I never will be.
There’s a knock on the door, and I leap from his lap, leaving him confused and breathless and very, very aroused.
I struggle to catch my breath as Rick’s voice slices through the music.
“Sorry to interrupt, Mr. Monroe. But your driver’s here.”
Jax growls, and I have no idea if it’s because he’s angry or horny.
Or both.
Probably both.
I reach for my shirt and jeans, desperate to be dressed and out of this room. The clock says I still have thirty minutes, but fuck it. I’ll tell Rick to dock it from my pay.
“Do you know what’s really sad, Jax Monroe?”
He shifts uncomfortably in his chair. “What’s that?”
“You could have had me for free.”
I walk out.



Kalinda Grace enjoys the little things in life. She loves the cool side of the pillow, the sound of rain on a tin roof, and restaurants with drive-thru windows. When she’s not chained to her laptop, she’s either watching college football or binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix. Kalinda hails from the Midwest. Stripped Bare is her first novella.

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