Chances Are. Opposites Attract Book 1. Erica Spindler

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Title: Chances Are
Series: Opposites Attract 1
Author: Erica Spindler

Synopsis: Free spirit Veronique Delacroix has a reputation for being reckless and for thumbing her nose at society’s rules. But her wild ways mask the vulnerability she keeps hidden. After all, with an impenetrable wall around her heart, how could it be broken?
Brandon Rhodes is New Orleans’ version of royalty, his life steeped in the traditions of high society, Mardi Gras and privilege. His father’s sudden death leaves him in control of his family’s retail empire, but also with a vague restlessness. A sense that something is missing in his life.
Veronique and Brandon’s chance meeting leads to a seductive game of one-upmanship. Their flirtatious sparring seems harmless enough until it becomes a passionate winner-takes-all game in which their hearts are the ultimate prize.


Review: If you pick this book up because it is by Erica Spindler and you are a fan, well make sure you read the blurb. This book was first published in the 80’s and very much not the style we have become accustomed to with Erica Spindler. 

This book is a romance book, I know a lot of people will shy away from the book on that basis, but give it a chance. I offered to review this book on the basis that I love all things Erica Spindler. I always have. This book though, while the story was good and I love romance books as well as mystery, this book was a bit of a throwback for me. It was easy to tell it was written very early.


I felt I could not connect with the characters and Veronique’s wild ways, made me want to kick her.

Some romances stand the test of time. They are the first ones you ever read and you will go back to them so many times that the book will fall apart with the slightest touch. For me, this is not one of those romances. It is however a quick and easy read.

Rating: 3 Stars


The Haunting of a Duke. Chasity Bowlin.

Title: The Haunting of a Duke
Series: Dark Regency Book 1
Author: Chasity Bowlin
Genre: Romance, historical.

the-haunting-of-a-dukeSynopsis: Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it’s made her a killer’s target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party–to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke. Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged “gift.” Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme’s life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?

Review: Anyone who reads these posts knows I love romance novels. They also know I love all things supernatural. This book combines the two. Romance, heros, ghosts, villians, a loveable secondary character that makes you smile even though you may not want to and a couple of twists and turns.

All this adds up to a book that I couldn’t out down. At no point in the book did I find the plot line lacking or boring. It kept a nice steady pace throughout. Chasity Bowlin’s writing style is damn near perfection to me. This book kept me up way, way past my bedtime, only being FORCED to stop when I couldn’t keep my eyes open and read the same sentence, God only knows, how many times.

This book urged me to purchase the second book, “The Redemption of a Rogue”, and the third book, “The Enticement of an Earl”, almost immediately. Reviews on those to come shortly.

If you love sweet historical romances with a supernatural twist, then please, please go get this book. And you can’t really say no because this book is currently FREE!!!!!

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Scars of the Heart. Kathy Roberts

Title: Scars of the Heart.

Author: Kathy Roberts.

24619386Synopis: Scars of the Heart is set in Medieval times. It’s about Katrina, who is cast, through tragedy, into an unheard of relationship. She blossoms into a beautiful and exotic young lady and is about to be presented to society. To be so young, she is extremely adept at handling whatever comes her way and has the self-control and street smarts to do what’s needed, even if it means losing her life.

Markus, prince and heir to the throne, who’s chivalry nearly costs him his life; falls for the beautiful Katrina. While struggling against the physical demands of his body to keep her moral demands of virginity intact, he devises an elaborate plan to make her fall in love with him. One fatal moment in time intertwines the two of them together, in spite of all the adversity to come their way and the deceitfulness required to bring it all about to Markus’ satisfaction.

Alexander is our villain in this story and he uses all his wiles to charm Katrina into falling in love with him while secretly trying to destroy Markus and his family.

They’re all in danger. While trying to save one another in a cat and mouse game of deceit and lies, intrigue and murder, they each may end up losing what matters the most. It’s a dangerous game and not everyone can be the winner.

Review: I never read the preface/awknowledgments before I started blogging. It was just part of the book that I skipped. Since starting blogging, I have realised how much you can miss by skipping these parts. I promise, I have a point. When I read the preface to Roberts ‘Scars of the heart’, I couldn’t wait to get to the book itself. It spoke to me. I love sweet romances without all the smut. (Not meaning that I don’t love the smut to!) But the sweet, clean romances draw me back to my innocence I guess. So I fell in love with this book as I read the preface.

It was, unfortunetly a short lived love. Now don’t get me wrong, the bones of the story are good, great even, just everything feels a litte rushed.

For me it jumps from character to character without warning. I found myself frowning and flipping back the pages quite a lot. I kept waiting for something in the book to pull me in and make me stay up half the night to finish the book, and it never came.

In the preface, Roberts says her 12 year old daughter could read this book. And yes, this is very suitable for young adults, 100%, but I also think it would suit the more young, in young adult.

Star Rating: 3 Stars.

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**Release Blitz** Never Letting You Go. Dawn Martens.



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Title: Never Letting You Go

Author: Dawn Martens

Release Date: June 20, 2016




When Avalynn fell in love with Cameron, she was sure he was the perfect man. Once she said I do, she realized it was all a lie.

Marrying Avalynn secured Cameron’s future as the CEO of James Enterprise and cemented the lies he told.

After thinking they were finally going somewhere, Ava see’s Cameron on the news, with his very pregnant ex-girlfriend. With the marriage contract up, Ava files for divorce.

There’s just one problem–Cameron never wants to let her go, vowing to show her she’s more than just a security deposit.

This is book 1 in a brand new Novella Series. Each book is totally Cliche and super cheesy 😉 Also, all novella’s will be standalones.


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Dawn Martens is a young, spunky Canadian Author. Being a wife to Colin, a mother to three beautiful little girls (Sarah (2007), Grace (2010), and Ava (2014)) and of course best friend to fellow author Glenna Maynard, hasn’t stopped this Canadian Firecracker from pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer!

Dawn’s number one passion in life is the written word, and she’s extremely thankful that she has the ability to share the ramblings from the characters inside of her head with the rest of the world!

She also may or may not have the hugest girl crush on Author Kristen Ashley, who is her personal idol and helped inspire Dawn in the beginning of her Indie career.

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**Cover Reveal** Go Big. Joanna Blake



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Title: Go Big

Author: Joanna Blake

Cover Model: Chase Ketron

Cover Designer: LJ Anderson of Mayhem Cover Creations

Release Date: Summer 2016



GO BIG OR GO HOME. That’s how I live and how I play. With baseball, with women… I’m always the biggest player on the field.

I grew up poor. Dirt poor. The oldest of six kids, I learned early that a fist or a smile could get me out of almost any sticky situation. My swing is what got me out of the sticks for good.

Now I’m in the spotlight, playing in the big leagues, and the club’s owner wants me to be the club’s spokesperson. I just need to deal with the bossy woman who runs the show.

His daughter.

Camille Rivers is the heir to the richest man in America. She’s the most stubborn woman I’ve met in my life. With all her wealth and manners, you would think she’d be a little nicer to her daddy’s star player.

Spoiled and prissy, daddy’s little princess is everything I should stay away from. The problem is, I just can’t keep my hands off her.

I think she’s playing hard to get because she likes me. She thinks it’s because I’m a horse’s rear end. Either way, she doesn’t complain too much when I’m kissing her.

She’s used to getting what she wants. Then again, so am I. And I want her.

*Go Big is a stand alone romance novel with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating! This edition contains bonus materials with brand new exclusive epilogues for a limited time only!*









Joanna Blake loves good old fashioned romance, men who open doors and work with their hands. Hot Blooded Heroes is a series of sizzling stories about True Blue American men and the women who love them. She’s thrilled to be collaborating with Pincushion Press on her new series! Come along for the ride!





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The Final Seven.

25999628Title: The Final Seven

Author: Erica Spindler

Series: The LightKeepers #1

Release Date: 11th February 2016

Synopsis: Detective Micki Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn’t need a partner, especially one like Detective Zach Harris. But the decision’s been made and there’s nothing she can do about it. Zach is from an experimental FBI training programme and he brings a different set of skills to the table. But no one, least of all Micki and Zach, could have predicted what those skills are really needed for. There’s a new kind of evil lurking, waiting, watching, and Zach may be the only one who can stop it. Micki soon realises that there’s more to her partner than meets the eye and for the first time in her life she wonders if the terror they’re facing might destroy them all …Full of twists and drama, The Final Seven is a compulsive and heart-pounding thriller that will shock you at every turn.

Review: I have been lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of this book. I have been a huge fan of Erica Spindler for years and read most of her books.

This book is the first in a new series. And Erica Spindler has broken the mold on this one.

Be prepared for a change if and when you pick up The Final Seven. It won’t be what you expect.

Erica Spindler has journeyed into a new world with this book and as far a I am concerned she made it out without a scratch. Gone is your straight forward murder, we now have murder with the supernatural. Erica Spindler came to the dark side! Whoohoo!

Seriously though, when I picked up this book I did not expect a new direction. And I will admit before I really got into the book, I was worried. I mean Erica Spindler is a master of murder. Going down a different road was nerve wracking for me as a reader, I can only imagine that Erica Spindler is nervous about it too.

The characters, while it took them a while to mesh for me, I think are going to be a great team. Both Micki and Zach have a hell of a lot to learn, about each other, from each other and about themselves. Their road, well that is not going to be easy.

I am really looking forward to more of their adventures and I dread to think how long I will actually have to wait but I have no doubt it will be worth it.

Once I got over the shock of a new direction, I got into the book and kept barking at Himself every time he tried to talk to me. (I need a sign cos he ain’t learning) This book is one of my top books this year and I strongly recommend it to all Erica Spindler fans, as well of fans of suprnatural. Trust me you won’t be disappointed!

Rating: An easy and unbiased 5 stars.


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The Cowbear’s Curvy Valentine


Title: The Cowbear’s Curvy Valentine

Author: Liv Brywood

Series: Curvy Bear Ranch #5

Synopsis: After losing the trial of the century, disgraced lawyer Abigail Holt flees the unforgiving press in Dallas. With only the clothes on her back, she ends up driving to the small town of West Yellowstone. She needs to hide for a while, just long enough to figure out how she’s going to move forward with her life. The Curvy Bear Ranch seems like the perfect place to retreat. But when she meets Cody Grant, a tall, sexy cowboy with bedroom eyes and a panty-melting six-pack, she wonders if she’s headed for another disaster. She has no idea that the man she secretly craves is hiding a huge, furry secret.

When Cody meets Abby, her curves set his body on fire. His bear can’t wait to claim her as his mate, but Cody isn’t ready to commit. He’s not interested in dating another broken woman. With his last, failed relationship in mind, he agrees to her no-strings-attached proposition. But after one mind-blowing night together, he agrees with his bear. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince his fated mate that they belong together. And he’s very, very convincing with his naughty tongue.

This is the fifth book in the paranormal bear romance series – Curvy Bear Ranch. This is a stand-alone book with NO CLIFFHANGERS. Love scenes are fully realized and at times include explicit language. Intended for readers 18+.

Review: I felt for poor Abby. What had her running to the Curvy Bear Ranch was shocking. I completely understood her the entire book. It can be hard to let go, no matter how much someone tells you to.

Cody came across a little impatient. He wants to have his cake and eat it. Gives advice and does the opposite. At least, that was how it came across to me.

Still in all another great installment by Liv Brywood. Thank you!

4 stars for this one.


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The Cowbears Christmas Bride


Title: The Cowbear’s Christmas Bride

Author: Liv Brywood

Series: Curvy Bear Ranch #4

Synopsis: After being abandoned at an orphanage as a child, Carol has spent her entire life pushing people away. If her own mother couldn’t love her, then how could anyone else? But one snowy night in Central Park changes everything. When she learns a terrifying secret about herself, she wants to hide—but she can’t. In search of the truth about her heritage, she travels to the Curvy Bear Ranch in West Yellowstone. She’s on a mission to reclaim her soul, and can’t let anything get in her way—especially not the hot, panty-melting cowboy who keeps offering to help.

When cowboy bear shifter, Hank Grant, meets a sexy, curvy woman at his family’s bed and breakfast, he’s instantly attracted. Although she doesn’t want his assistance, he can’t stop his bear’s insatiable desire. Against his better judgement, he helps Carol on her quest. But after one dangerous encounter, he realizes that she’s his fated mate and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even if it means keeping her in his bed. He intends to use every sensual skill in his arsenal to convince her that they belong together. He might end up on her naughty list, but it’s a chance he’s willing to take.

This is the fourth book in the paranormal bear romance series – Curvy Bear Ranch. This is a stand-alone book with NO CLIFFHANGERS. Love scenes are fully realized and at times include explicit language. Intended for readers 18+.

Review: This one starts with a bit of a shock. Poor Carol. I felt so sorry for her.

Hank is hotter than I gave him credit for. I kind of had him on a back burner and I wasn’t hugely excited about his book. I changed my mind pronto let me tell ya.

Liv Brywood, once again hit it out of the park. I adore bear shifters!

4.5 star rating


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The Cowbear’s Christmas Shotgun Wedding.


Title: The Cowbear’s Christmas Shotgun Wedding

Author: Liv Brywood

Series: Curvy Bear Ranch #3

Synopsis: For years, Kate Wrangler refused to return to her family’s ranch in the small town of West Yellowstone. But after receiving a call that her good-for-nothing father finally dropped dead, she’s obligated to sell the decrepit property. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Logan Grant, the sexy heart-breaker who ruined her life, is hanging around the barn when she arrives. She’s only planning on staying long enough to sell the ranch. He can try all he wants, but Kate’s never going to fall for his heated glances and sultry kisses.

Cowboy bear shifter Logan Grant takes one look at Kate’s curvy figure and makes it his mission to help her repair the ranch—and the bond between them. She still hates him, but that’s not going to stop him from claiming her as his mate. When he finds out she hasn’t shifted in over a decade, his bear decides to show her what it means to be feral. He only has one week to steal her heart, but with the magic of Christmas on his side, he’s ready to do whatever it takes to claim his fated mate.

This is the third book in the paranormal bear romance series – Curvy Bear Ranch. This is a stand-alone book with NO CLIFFHANGERS. Love scenes are fully realized and at times include explicit language. Intended for readers 18+.

Review: This book came sooner than I expected. I actually thought with the way Logan was he would be the last holdout. Obviously I was wrong.

Kate is a strong woman. I find it tough to say to much without giving something away. And that is the last thing I want to do. These books are a must read and just because they have Christmas in the title doesn’t mean that they are a must read all year round.

Rating: 4.5 stars.

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The Cowbears Curvy Christmas

Liv Brywood Curvy ChristmasTitle: The Cowbear’s Curvy Christmas

Author: Liv Brywood

Series: Curvy Bear Ranch Book #2

Synopsis: Jilted bride Madison Collins needs a peaceful place to hide out from a disastrous pre-wedding scandal. After a drunken night in the arms of a sexy cowboy, she’s hungover and unprepared for a job interview at the Curvy Bear Ranch. The moment she arrives at the remote Montana ranch, she knows she’s in a heap of trouble. Its rugged owner, Mack Grant, is the cowboy who’d turned her into a quivering, moaning wild-woman the previous night.

Mack knows it’s forbidden to go near the new hire, but he can’t stop thinking about her curvaceous body and the way she melted in his arms. When she nearly burns down the B&B, his attraction to her is the only thing that keeps him from firing her. But when her ex-fiance shows up intent on hurting her, Mack can’t contain his bear. With his thousand pound secret out in the open, will Madison be able to see past all that fur and into his heart? With the magic of Christmas on his side, Mack will do whatever it takes to claim his fated mate.

This is the second book in the paranormal bear romance series – Curvy Bear Ranch. This is a stand-alone book with no cliffhangers. Love scenes are fully realized and at times include explicit language. Intended for readers 18+.

Review: Well now, this book starts off with a bang. Or more aptly Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma’am. And that is it for the spoilers. This series is proving to be a hell of a panty dropper. It is as hot as hell to be honest I am not sure how Liv Brywood gets any actual work done. I don’t know if I would be able to focus with these, hot ass cowbears running around in my head!

Mack for me is the hottest of the brothers, and I love the way he tries and fails to keep away from Madison.

I really enjoyed this book and read it in one evening. Plus the third, a review of which is up next. Thank you Liv Brywood, for bringing these guys into my life!

5 star rating!

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