Aug 282014
 

Monkey Business by Tymber Dalton
Series: Drunk Monkeys (# 1)
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Pages: 209
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

When you absolutely, positively have a world to save, you need to call in…the Drunk Monkeys.

Tango and Doc are part of the Drunk Monkeys elite special ops unit. They’ve been given a mission, to bring in a scientist who may have some answers and use reporter Celia Jorgens to find him. Unfortunately, it turns out shadow factions want them to fail, and the men no longer know who they can trust.

Now, it’s up to Celia and the Drunk Monkeys to go off-the-grid and commit a little monkey business of their own before time runs out for the human race.

 

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Aug 282014
 

Hope Heals by Tymber Dalton
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Pages: 205
Source: Book provided by author for review

 

 

Sarah’s world shatters when her husband is killed in the wreck that injures her young son, Jason. Worse, Sarah discovers painful betrayals that make remaining in New York City with her hateful mother-in-law impossible. Moving home to Florida to live with her widowed father is their only option.

 

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Aug 282014
 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
Series: Harry Potter (# 1)
Release Date: June 29, 1997
Publisher:  Scholastic
Pages: 320
Source:  Purchased by the reviewer

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

 

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Aug 272014
 

Kaine’s Redemption by Jan Bowles
Series: The Billionaires and Their Playgrounds (# 1)
Release Date: May 30, 2013
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Pages: 162
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Dynamic and charismatic, forty-year-old businessman Kaine Deville, always gets his way. Self-reliant and self-absorbed, he’s certainly ruthless, especially when it comes to satisfying his voracious sexual appetite. Far away from prying eyes, his private island in the Caribbean is just the place to indulge his hedonistic fantasies.

When he meets Jessica Morris, a twenty nine-year-old Cornish schoolteacher, and aspiring artist, his interest is aroused. Her undeniable artistic talent may seduce and beguile him, but it’s the froth of bright red curls, framing her beautiful elfin face that makes him want to claim this lady all for himself.

Invited to immortalize his island paradise with oils and watercolors, Jessica is instantly attracted to the devilishly handsome billionaire. His captivating charm, mixed with a sexy hint of menace, leaves her unable to resist the potent chemistry developing between them.

Will Jessica be able to stand her ground against Kaine’s all-conquering personality?

 

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Aug 242014
 

Fool’s Gold Cookbook: A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes by Susan Mallery
Series:  Fool’a Gold series (# 12.1)
Release Date:  August 27, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 272
Source: book provided by the author for review
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you to taste the local cuisine of her beloved fictional town and share in a year’s worth of deliciously seasonal recipes.

Fool’s Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it’s also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool’s Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through food. Now two local Fool’s Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time.

You’ll also find favorite recipes from popular characters in the series, such as; Heidi’s Arugula, Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese; Liz’s Spaghetti for the Girls, and Denise’s Summer Berry Pie. With chapters for summer, spring, fall and winter, you can find the perfect recipe for everything from holiday get-togethers to cozy date nights, always using the freshest ingredients. And the heartwarming love story that is woven throughout is Susan Mallery at her finest.

The more than 150 recipes and dozens of gorgeous photographs in this book will inspire you to find perfection in the simple and the seasonal. And with all of Fool’s Gold with you in the kitchen, your every celebration will have a happy ending!

 

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Aug 232014
 

Dreams of Gold by Linda Carroll-Bradd
Series:   Lawmen & Outlaws
Release Date: January 23, 2013
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages: 80
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Easterner Ciara Morrissey travels west to honor a sacred promise to her mother and locate her fortune-seeking father. Three years of acting as caretaker to her grandparents and mother until their deaths has created a thirst in Ciara to see what the wide world has to offer.

Sheriff Quinn Riley has been tracking the Irish charlatan who swindled half the population of Bull City, Wyoming. He’s determined to stick close to the opinionated woman who arrived on the runaway stagecoach. Within only a few hours, she’s got the town in an uproar by making inquires about his prime suspect. He’s duty-bound to keep her safe, even when being close to the green-eyed beauty sets off a stampede in his heart.

 

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Aug 162014
 

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Series: Monument 14 (# 1)
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 294
Source: book won in a contest
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Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

 

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Aug 162014
 

Maximum Adjustment by Lillian Mackenzie Rhine
Series: Romance on the Go
Release Date: May 10, 2014
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages:   44
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Jus Trimbel is having a bad day. Correction…Jus Trimbel is having the week from Hell. Not only is he gaining a new boss, Maxim Waterstone, who is beyond difficult but he also has to travel to Milan, Italy with him. That’s not the biggest issue of his day. Jus is ultimately attracted to the blue-eyed devil that is Maxim and he can’t shake his near obsession.

However, we all must remember every dark cloud has a silver lining and every vineyard can make pretty intoxicating wine. Confused…well check out Maximum Adjustment and fall in love.

 

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Aug 032014
 

Rules of Engagement by Jillian Leigh
Release Date: May 22, 2013
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
File Size: 212KB
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Long ago, Hugh Trevalyn invented a fiancée to fend off marriage-minded females. Now he must procure the perfect girl to play the part.

Who better than Amelia Grant, his oldest and dearest friend? She alone might understand—and forgive—his moment of madness upon beholding the beautiful Lucy Meriwether, a moment that resulted in Hugh’s first real proposal of marriage and Lucy’s vow to meet his ex-fiancée in the flesh. However, as the proposed conversation snowballs into an elaborate charade involving Hugh’s rakish cousin, scandal, and inappropriate kisses, as Hugh risks Amelia’s friendship to win Lucy’s hand, a wise reader has to wonder: What exactly are the rules of engagement? And, after the battle, whose heart will be won?

 

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Aug 022014
 

Bear Hugs by Margaret L. Carter
Release Date: September 11, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Twilight
Pages: 70
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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When Terri met Beorn—the only man she’s ever known who is tall and broad enough to make her feel delicate—at last year’s Renaissance Faire, she thought they had the beginnings of a relationship.

Though he promised to keep in touch, he vanished from her life at the end of the Faire season. With the start of the new season his house hob shows up with an invitation to Beorn’s home—located in the middle of a forest where it can’t possibly exist. He claims to be under a curse he can break only by making someone happy. Since there’s nobody else he would rather bestow happiness on, he does his ravishing best to fulfill Terri’s most passionate desires. But there’s a difference between pleasure and happiness. And Beorn’s time is running out.

 

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