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Acting On Impulse

by Mia Sosa
Series: Love On Cue

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Synopsis

After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach—the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone… but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can’t resist a little harmless flirting.

Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it’s clear his stunning seat mate doesn’t recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn’t hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.

Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter’s identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she’s still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he’s worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?

Grab the popcorn . . .

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About Author Mia Sosa

Mia Sosa is an award-winning contemporary romance writer and 2015 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist. Her books have received praise and recognition from Library Journal, The Washington Post, Book Riot, Bustle, The Book List Reader, and more.

A former First Amendment and media lawyer, Mia practiced for more than a decade before trading her suits for loungewear (okay, okay, they’re sweatpants). Now she strives to write fun and flirty stories about imperfect characters finding their perfect match.

Mia lives in Maryland with her husband, their two daughters, and an adorable puppy who finally sleeps through the night. For more information about Mia and her books, visit www.miasosa.com

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Beware the Orchids (A Shady Acres Mystery)
by Cynthia Hickey

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Beware the Orchids (A Shady Acres Mystery)Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications
Release Date – February 4, 2016
Paperback: 216 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1944203061
E-BOOK ASIN: B01BI6RAGG

My Review

This was such a fun cozy mystery. It had everything I liked. An intimate setting, Shady Acres Retirement Community.

A gal down on her luck, Shelby Hart, lands her dream job after an embarrassing break up. She’s adorable. I like that she had matching rubber boots for her outfits. She says just because her job gets her dirty doesn’t mean she can’t look good.

Diverse and colorful characters. Shelby’s best friend Cheryl. She’s very statuesque. Shelby could stand in her shadow. Her dedication to friendship is fierce yet she’s still kind of girly. Shelby’s mom is more demure. And then there’s grandma. She’s not slowing down with age. She’s just getting started. Three generations of feisty women who gave me the giggles.

Can’t forget the love interest, handsome Heath. He enjoys teasing Shelby. Knows she’s fresh out of a break up and willing to bide his time.

And then there’s the mystery. What’s a mystery without a murder or two. Nothing gory but it is a bit vicious. Wouldn’t expect it from our senior citizens. It took me most of the book to finally decide who I thought it was. Then the fun part, reading on to see if I was right.

I had fun with the folks at Shady Acres and look forward to visiting again soon.

This is the perfect weekend read for cozy fans. Not too long or too short. Just right for an afternoon of fun.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Ditched at the altar, Shelby Hart tosses down her bouquet, quits her job, and accepts a position as gardener and event coordinator at an upscale retirement community. Her first day on the job results with a dead body in the greenhouse under the orchids and with her as the prime suspect!

Toss in a handsome handyman, quirky characters, and a flirtatious grandma and the fun never stops.

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About Author Cynthia Hickey

Multi-published and Amazon and ECPA Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey has sold over a million copies of her works since 2013. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference, several small ACFW chapters and RWA chapters. You can find her on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazine blog and Suspense Sisters blog. She and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s best well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs, one cat, and three box turtles. She has eight grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”.

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September 26 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT

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September 29 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW

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October 1 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW, GUEST POST

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The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby

Violet Barnaby searches for the joy in life after losing her mother in this sweet and funny follow-up to The Charming Life of Izzy Malone.

Violet Barnaby is a having a blue Christmas. She’s still grieving the loss of her mother, and to make things worse, her dad has just married Melanie Harmer, a.k.a. the meanest teacher at Dandelion Hollow Middle School. But on the day Violet and her dad are packing up and moving into the new house they’ll share with Melanie and Melanie’s two children, Violet finds a letter her mother wrote to her before she died, asking Violet to enjoy Christmas, along with a Christmas Wish List—things her mom wants her to do during the holiday season. On the list are exactly the kinds of things Violet doesn’t want to do this year, like Be Someone’s Secret Santa; Give Someone the Gift of Your Time: Volunteer; and Bake Christmas Cookies.

Violet shows the letter to her friend Izzy’s Aunt Mildred, who calls a meeting of the Charm Girls, a club Izzy and Violet belong to along with their friends, Daisy and Sophia. Aunt Mildred decides she will give them each a charm to put on their bracelet if they do all of the tasks on the Christmas Wish List, which Violet is not too happy about. She’d rather forget about the list completely, but feels compelled to honor her mother’s wishes.

And when Izzy’s crush confides a big secret to Violet, Violet feels like she is stuck between her best friend and the boy who she just might have a crush on, too…

 

Praise for The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby

“[an] emotionally perceptive novel of grief and recovery.” – Kirkus

You’ll fall in love with Violet and love every minute of living in her wondrous world! – Stephanie Faris

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Author Jenny Lundquist

Jenny Lundquist was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, where she spent her time unsuccessfully learning how to surf. When she was younger, she wanted to be either a rock star or a published author. After she taped herself singing and listened to it on playback she decided she’d better opt for the writing route. Jenny is the author of multiple YA and Middle Grade titles including Seeing Cinderella, The Charming Life of Izzy Malone, The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby and the forthcoming The Carnival of Wishes and Dreams (2019).

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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read.
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

My Teaser for this week is from

Shadow Girl

An Afton Tangler Thriller #2

by Gerry Schmitt

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Genre: Thriller

 My teaser from page 84 in the Hardcover.

They fought and rolled, a pig pile of grappling hands, flying spit, and gnashing teeth.

In Afton’s vision of herself as an Amazonian warrior, she grabbed the knife, twisted around to her attacker, and sank it deep in his chest.

Didn’t happen that way.

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Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

The brutal murder of a business tycoon leaves Afton Tangler and the Twin Cities reeling, but that s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree…

Leland Odin made his fortune launching a home shopping network, but his millions can t save his life. On the list for a transplant, the ailing businessman sees all hope lost when the helicopter carrying his donor heart is shot out of the sky.

Now with two pilots dead and dozens injured, Afton Tangler, family liaison officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, is drawn into the case. As she and her partner investigate family members and business associates, whoever wants Leland dead strikes again and succeeds in a brazen hospital room attack.

The supposedly squeaky clean millionaire has crossed the wrong person and she’s not finished exacting her revenge. The case explodes into an international conspiracy of unbridled greed and violence. And as Afton gets closer to unearthing the mastermind behind it, she gets closer to becoming collateral damage…”

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Welcome to my Monday Minis Reviews where I share shorter reviews of books I’ve read.

I’ve got a fun summer romance to share today.

Last Chance Motel

A Last Chance For Romance #1

by Abigail Keam

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Genre: Romance

 My Review

This is such a fun read. I was sucked right in. Might be partially because its set in the south and I’m a southern gal. Plus, I love staying in the quaint family owned motels along the coast.

The divorce was tough on Eva and I admired her pluck. She heads to Key Largo and a brand new beginning, buying a worn down little motel and fixing it up.

The author kept the romance real. With Eva just divorced it wasn’t an instant love thing with her contractor, Mike. In fact, the fun thing about it was Eva didn’t like him at first. Those kind of romances are always a delight to read about. The clashes. The first sparks. It makes finding out if they get together or not that much more fun. Especially after Eva’s ex shows up with divorce remorse.

As the motel took shape, it was fun to learn of Eva’s ideas for it and how she puts her own signature on things.

A sweet, fun beginning to the romance series. If you like them light and humorous, this is one for you. Perfect for reading by the pool or a cold winter’s day when you wish for summer to come.

There are four more books in the series and each can be read as a stand alone. Different characters wind up at the Last Chance Motel and we get their stories.  I’ll be grabbing them too.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Eva Hanover – a brilliant career, a gorgeous brownstone in Brooklyn, and a sexy husband. Or, at least, she thinks so. In a wink of an eye, Eva’s husband leaves her. She loses the brownstone and her career. With only the clothes on her back, she flees cold New York for the sunnier climate of Key Largo.

As Eva puts it, her marriage went south and so does she. Stuck in Key Largo, it is sink or swim for the devastated Eva. Starting over is hard for anyone, but Eva wonders if she can. Determined to make a new life, Eva buys a rundown mid-century motel and renovates it. She hires Mike Bishop for her general contractor, but from the very beginning they cross swords of how to remodel the Last Chance Motel. It irritates Eva that many of Mike’s ideas are betters than hers. It couldn’t be that Mike bothers her because he is handsome, sexy, and rugged, could it? Eva needs a handsome and sexy man around her like she needs another hole in her head. Yet, she finds herself drawn to Mike and is grateful for his help.

In the midst of the motel’s renovation and her growing feelings for Mike, her ex-husband shows up and begs for her forgiveness, saying the divorce was a mistake. He wants her back.

What is Eva to do? Does she throw in the towel on the motel and go back to her ex, or does she stick with the renovation and Mike? One thing Eva does know, as the Last Chance Motel comes back to life, so does she. Step by step, Eva is determined to find purpose and happiness in life again. The question is how and with which man?

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Five
J.A. Huss
(Mister 0.5)
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis

Five Aston has known Rory Shrike for as long as he can remember. He played with her in the sandbox. He went to every damn horse show just to be supportive. He helped her with her French, walked her home from school, and faked his test scores just to stay with her a little longer and not be sent off to college early.
But eventually he had to move on.
And so did she.
Never has a second chance meant so much to a boy who loves a girl.

A standalone book that is also a spin-off of the Rook & Ronin Series and prequel to the Mister Series. You can read it first, you can read it last. It doesn’t really matter because it’s f*cking Five.

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Enjoy this glimpse inside.

“You want a kiss?”

“Mmmhmm,” I say, closing my eyes as I picture it. God, I’ve dreamed of this moment for ages. “I really need one, Five.”

His mouth touches my earlobe. Lips caress the soft skin of my neck. “Like this?” he asks.

“Yes,” I practically moan. “Just… like… that.”

“Do you want more, Princess?” he asks, his voice low now. Growly. Filled with so much promise.

“More, please,” I say, in my sweetest princess voice.

“Then promise me, baby. Just say those two words. ‘I promise.’ And as soon as you do that, I’ll give you everything you want. OK?”

“Five,” I moan. “Just—”

His hands come up suddenly. He cups my face, stares into my eyes with the most sincere expression I’ve ever seen on him. And underneath that sincerity, I see… fear. “Promise me.”

“Five,” I say, unable to stop staring back. This is everything. Everything I’ve always dreamed of. Five pressing me up against a wall. Me, the only thing on his mind. Except I’m not the only thing on his mind, am I? No. Those creeps from the past are back. That’s why he’s here. And even though I’d normally not give in so easy, I know this is not a game. So I say, “I promise. Now stop talking, you stupid genius, and kiss me already.”

He smiles. Leans in. I close my eyes, ready for it. Finally gonna get what I want.

But then he moves his mouth to my ear and nibbles on my lobe. “Good girl,” he coos. “But I’m not sure I believe you, Princess. I can feel those wheels turning inside your head. They’re grinding hard.” He presses his hard cock against my hip when he says that last part. “So I’m gonna hold off on that kiss until I get back tonight. And if you’ve been good, and if you’ve held up your end of the—”

“What?” I say, pushing him back. “You will do no such thing, Five Aston! I want a fucking kiss and I want one right now! I’ve waited six years for this, and denying me is practically emotional abuse. Now stop fucking around and kiss me, goddammit!”

“Who’s the boss of you, Rory?”

I huff out some air. “Me.”

He smiles. It’s a big, genuine, I’m-gonna-teach-you-who’s-boss smile. “Wrong answer.”

 

Author J.A. Huss

JA Huss is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

You can chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorJAHuss), Twitter (@jahuss), and her blog, New Adult Addiction (www.jahuss.com).

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This is my own version of a weekly book haul and all things new on fuonlyknew.

I’m also linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Sunday Post

Some chit chat.

You’d never know that fall is coming from the weather we’re having here. It’s back up to 90 and the sun is so hot your skin feels like it’s on fire. Makes that pool so delicious to dip into. I figure I have quite a few more weeks until I’ll be thinking first before jumping in. LOL

Been reading a lot. Mostly horror and thrillers for my 31 Days Of Thrills And Chills posts in October. But I’ve slipped in a few cozies and some children’s books too.

And been watching a lot of shows and movies. I’m binging Longmire right now. Starting back at the beginning and watching the entire show now that it’s concluded. The first new episode in Fear The Walking Dead felt like a dud for me. Two hours of not much of anything. Did you watch it? What did you think?

Now I’m waiting for The Walking Dead and Survivor.

This is last weeks photo for the bananas.

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Nothing has changed with my banana tree so I thought to share some of the other things growing in my back yard.

This is the corner of my house where the banana trees grow. As you can see, that new leaf coming out of the top goes way above my roof.

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I bought this plant at the local nursery several years ago. I was trimming it to look more like a tree but this year I left it alone.

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It has these beautiful violet flowers that dangle on thin threads from the branches. In the sun they look blue.

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I’ll hopefully have new photos of progress on my bananas to share next week.

I’ll be heading over to your posts soon. Happy Sunday!

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My new books this week. Got a couple of thrillers. And both are new authors for me so I’m very excited to read these.

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And here are some freebies for ya. Click on the covers to get your copies. Remember to make sure they’re still free before you hit that buy button.

Dragon Song (Dawn of the Dragon Queen Book 1) by [West, Tara]  The Legend of the Blue Eyes (The Blue Eyes Trilogy Book 1) by [McMichael, B. Kristin]  Dark Siren by [Ashley, Eden]

Night of the Chalk (Spies of Dragon and Chalk Book 1) by [Gately, Samuel]  Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumpelstiltskin's Name by [Hennessy, Bonnie M]  Utopia by [Eatherington, Carla]

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Books I reviewed this week. Click on the covers to read my reviews.

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Other posts on my blog this week.

Book Tour and Giveaway for The Halfing by Melissa H. North

The Church Of The Holy Child ~ Review and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #167 ~ From The Grave

Thursday At The Theatre

The Kid’s Korner #18 ~ The Dragon Of The Month Club

Three Heart Echo by Keary Taylor ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #217 ~ Last Chance Motel

Blitz and Giveaway for Cimmerian Shade ~ A Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Limited Edition Collection

My Monday Minis Reviews #66 ~ Murder On Pea Pike

Book Tour and Giveaway ~ The Cedric Series

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