Dec 222016
 

Sins of the Father by Winter Austin
Series: McIntyre County (# 3)
Release Date: December 12, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 292
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Newly pinned deputy Jolie Murdoch’s first big job as a McIntire County deputy is to locate a missing girl. What Jolie doesn’t expect is to stumble upon a corpse – the girl’s father – with a prime suspect still hanging around. But why would local bartender Xavier Hartmann go off the deep end and bludgeon a man to death?

A former marine, Xavier is barely coping with a traumatic brain injury, and he has no memory of what happened at the crime scene. He came to Eider to confront his past, not get embroiled in a murder as the number one suspect. To make matters worse, as the mystery deepens, Xavier finds himself drawn to the reluctant deputy.

As Jolie fights against mounting pressure to get to the truth, she realizes there’s more to Xavier than meets the eye. But someone is lingering on the fringes, determined to put a stop to her investigation and Xavier’s freedom. Will Jolie do her sworn duty or buck the status quo to give her and Xavier’s newfound passion a chance?

 

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Interview: Cheyenne Meadows

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Dec 212016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Cheyenne Meadows to Romancing the Book.  Cheyenne, will you share a short bio with us?
Cheyenne:  Growing up in the Midwest, I began reading romance novels in high school, immediately falling in love with the genre, to the point where I decided to write professionally for a career. However, that dream splattered against a brick wall and resulting quick death in my first writing class in college when my professor told me bluntly that I wasn’t any good at it. I shifted gears quickly, and left my writing dreams behind, eventually settling on being a nurse.

A few years back, I stumbled across a fan-fiction writing site on a favorite author’s webpage. I began to read stories others wrote, not only making some wonderful close friends from the experience, but also, really learning to write for the very first time. Here I was able to share short stories, practice my writing skills, and truly develop into a writer. More than that, the experience allowed me to revitalize my dream, as I rediscovered joy in writing.

When I’m not working or writing, I enjoy working in the garden, canning, and seeing my backyard as a living canvas for my whimsical landscaping, and, of course, reading romance novels.

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Review: Crashing the Net by Cheyenne Meadows

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Dec 212016
 

Crashing the Net by Cheyenne Meadows
Release Date: December 27,2016.
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 305
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Breaking barriers on the ice is just the start for a woman who craves so much more.

Ranger Deacon can’t believe his team’s bad luck. First their season falls into a steep slump, then their number one goalie goes down with a knee injury. Morale is in the pits and the coach springs one outrageous development on them—a woman will be joining the team to finish out the remainder of the games. He’s skeptical until he sees her play and loses a piece of his jaded heart in the process.

Piper Darrow is a hockey prodigy, a goalie at the top of her game in the women’s league. She’s just finished a stellar year when the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself—becoming the first woman to play in the men’s professional league. Plenty of obstacles stand in Piper’s way, including acceptance from the fans, the players and even her own teammates. That, along with some hard hits from opponents, she can handle. It’s the fierce desire she feels for Ranger that throws her for a loop.

Playing a male-dominated sport is difficult enough without the additional challenge of falling for the captain of the team. Piper knows the score, is determined to get the job done, but can’t help but wonder if there’s more to Ranger than excellence on the ice.

 

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Dec 202016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Erin Nicholas to Romancing the Book.  Erin, will you share a short bio with us?
Erin: Erin Nicholas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

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Interview: Torie James

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Dec 192016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Torie James back to Romancing the Book.  Torie, will you share a short bio with us?
Torie: Born on the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, I am the illegitimate love child of Han Solo and Daenerys Targaryen. Rescued by Gandalf shortly before my home planet was destroyed in the last days of the Clone Wars, I was raised in relative obscurity by my foster parents, Severus Snape and Pippi Longstocking. At the tender age of 113, I inherited the best little whorehouse in Texas and its been rumored that I am bringing Sexy Back. A self confessed chocoholic, I’ve been engaged to Willy Wonka for several years despite gossip surrounding millionaire Bruce Wayne and myself.

And clearly, I practice delusion on a daily basis.

Fact is nowhere as fun as fiction!

Growing up, I could be found nearby falling down rabbit holes, catching second stars to the right, and stepping through wardrobes into mysterious lands and countless adventures. When those stories ended, I made up her own and kept going. This later on translated into a strong passion for writing that has helped keep my feet on the ground while my head stayed firmly in the clouds.

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Interview: John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Jen: Today I’m turning over our blog to our reviewer Lori as she interviews today’s guest John E. Stith.

Lori: Please tell our readers a little but about yourself.
John: Science fiction and mystery author John​ E. Stith writes across many worlds. His books have been translated to French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian and are even available in braille for the sight-impaired. His stories have been categorized as “Hard science fiction,” a label given to those stories thoroughly researched to play fair with the rules of science; something any die-hard SciFi fan can appreciate.

It was during the summer Science-Math Institute for High School Students at Cloud State College, John served as editor for the school paper, but several more years would pass before the urge to write, strengthened by years of loving to read, was too compelling to ignore. His stories vary, but his books are packed with suspense, mystery, and humor.

Stith holds a B.A. in physics from the University​ of Minnesota,​has served as an Air Force Officer, where he worked at NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex. The passion for science runs in his family, as his father George worked at the White​ Sands Missile Range​on such projects like the rocket​ sled.​

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Review: Memory Blank by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Memory Blank by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: December 15, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 281
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Cal Donley regains consciousness on the orbital colony Daedalus. It’s a beautiful place, home for more than a million people, but Cal doesn’t remember leaving Earth. In fact, he can’t remember his name or most of the past dozen years.

What disaster has stripped away so much of his memory? Why? And what about the dried blood on his hands?

 

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Review: Manhattan Transfer by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Manhattan Transfer by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: August 1, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 398
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Aliens kidnap Manhattan; read all about it. Manhattan is taken away and placed under a huge clear dome, through which the trapped residents can see dozens of similarly trapped alien cities.

 

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Review: Reunion on Neverend by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Reunion on Neverend by John E Stith
Re-release Date: October 1, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 330
Source: book provided by the author for review
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A man returning for a high school reunion on a distant colony finds an old flame in trouble—trouble that he’s uniquely qualified to deal with.

 

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Review: Redshift Rendezvous by John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Redshift Rendezvous by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 323
Source: book provided by the author for review
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One man must stop starship hijackers from using an unusual starship to plunder a wealthy colony. Aboard the Redshift, light moves so slowly you can see its passage, and relativistic tricks are an integral part of shipboard life. Flip a light switch and see the room slowly fill with light. Run fast, and the view ahead shifts into blue, and you can create sonic booms. One component of the book is this slow-light thought experiment, a la Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott or Mr. Tomkins in Wonderland by George Gamow.

 

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