Pre-Order: Call Your Steel by G.D. Penman

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Releasing October 15, 2017
Call Your Steel
CALL YOUR STEEL
G.D. Penman
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Azure Spider Publications (October 15, 2017)

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Pre-Order Legacy of Evil by Sharon Buchbinder now!

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Book 2 of the Hotel LaBelle Series
by Sharon Buchbinder
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Releasing October 13.
Legacy of Evil
LEGACY OF EVIL
Sharon Buchbinder
Series: Hotel LaBelle Series Book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 13, 2017

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UPDRIFT
by Errin Stevens
What if joining your lover’s world meant leaving your own?
Kate will have to look hard at her man to determine what is real, what is illusion, and how, if ever, she can get back home.
Updrift
Series: The Mer Chronicles
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication Date: November 2, 2015
Ever since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well being on life support. Her future looks desolate, too, until she and her mother make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Mom can play small-town librarian/bachelorette, and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her… and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her – what she feels, what she wants, and what she will risk to be with the man she loves.
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About Errin Stevens

Errin Stevens

Errin Stevens writes paranormal suspense/romance from her home in Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and son. When not wrestling with unruly narrative – or reading everything from mythology to contemporary romance to literary novels – you’ll find her swooning over seed catalogs (winter), or digging in the garden (the other three days of the year). Visit her blog site at http://errinstevens.com for release updates and random essays on writing and mothering.
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Three Chapter Test: The Wrong Kind of Compatible by Kadie Scott

The Three Chapter Test was created due to the mountain of books I have in my Kindle, and because in contrast to that, there’s so little time. So, in order to get to the books that I want to read, or that intrigue me and capture my imagination and attention, I decided to do a Three Chapter Test on the books. Meaning, I must read at least the first 3 chapters or 17% of the book, whichever comes first, in order to make a more or less informed judgement on whether to continue or to abandon.

So, here goes:

Title: The Wrong Kind of Compatible
Author: Kadie Scott
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Plus Points:

  1. The book features geeks! Both hero and heroine are computer geeks! It can’t get any better than that.
  2. Drew Kerrigan is a hot geek! ‘Nuff said.
  3. Cassie, the heroine, is funny and delightful and engaging. I love her no brains-to-mouth filter–on paper. Not sure how I’d find it if I had a friend like that in real life.
  4. Love Drew and Cassie’s banter, especially the double entendre, whether intentional or not.

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Reading Books and Writng Reviews

As a book and romance junkie, I love to read books. Before blogs became popular, I only ever read books. Because ebooks were not around then, and I can only acquire a limited number of books (space and $$$ constraints), beloved books were read over and over. Some became comfort reads, meaning when I’m down or something, I’d just go and read that book or a particular passage or scene and I’d feel a whole lot better.

Books are magical.

But with the popularity of ebooks and blogs, things had changed for me. For good or bad? I’m not sure either. So what are these things?

  1. I hardly re-read books now. Sure, I’ve got books in my keeper shelf (gotta love the Kindle paperwhite, where you can create your own “collections”), but have I re-read any of them since I shelved them there? Not one time.
  2. I couldn’t read a book without wanting to write a review. I used to be able to just enjoy a book, but now, if I don’t write a review, it feels that something is missing.

But no matter how things had changed, one thing remained constant: Books are still magical.

Three Chapter Test: Stormy Weather by Glen Ebisch

The Three Chapter Test was created due to the mountain of books I have in my Kindle, and because in contrast to that, there’s so little time. So, in order to get to the books that I want to read, or that intrigue me and capture my imagination and attention, I decided to do a Three Chapter Test on the books. Meaning, I must read at least the first 3 chapters or 17% of the book, whichever comes first, in order to make a more or less informed judgement on whether to continue or to abandon.

I’m not really a big fan of mysteries, but I joined a book tour and decided to review this book after reading an excerpt from it somewhere.

Title: Stormy Weather
Author: Glen Ebisch
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Mystery

Plus Points:

  1. The story began with some action, and already, we are drawn into the story and to Stormy’s plight–that of being awakened at an ungodly hour. Which brings me to…
  2. Relatable heroine. Her fear, her erupting due to being helpless, we all know how that feels and we sympathize with her. We want to know she’ll be okay!
  3. Chance Malone, the hero, is intriguing! I don’t know about Stormy, but I wouldn’t mind getting to know him better.
  4. The author’s prose is easy to read and his manner of writing is engaging. The writing of some male authors are rather dry, i.e. not much emotion, too much narrative on the action, etc, but that is not the case here!
  5. The POV is first person, which is not my favorite, but you know what, it didn’t bother me here. So definitely a plus point!
  6. Then of course, there’s the mystery of Travis’s murder. Who killed him? Why? Why did he/she frame Stormy? Did he/she have something against Stormy too?

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Three Chapter Test: How to Ruin Your Reputation in 10 Days by Harmony Williams

The Three Chapter Test was created due to the mountain of books I have in my Kindle, and because in contrast to that, there’s so little time. So, in order to get to the books that I want to read, or that intrigue me and capture my imagination and attention, I decided to do a Three Chapter Test on the books. Meaning, I must read at least the first 3 chapters or 17% of the book, whichever comes first, in order to make a more or less informed judgement on whether to continue or to abandon.

So, here goes:

Title: How to Ruin Your Reputation in 10 Days
Author: Harmony Williams
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance

Plus Points:

  1. The author’s prose is refreshing with new ways of saying things.
  2. The story is in written from the 1st person POV, which is not my preferred style, but the heroine’s voice was engaging and delightful. See point #1.
  3. Julian, the hero, is mysterious and sounds dashing.
  4. It’s a friends-to-lovers story, my favorite trope!

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