Saturday, May 25, 2013

Restore Me by J.L. Mac

Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars


Navigating the world alone is all Josephine Geroux has ever known. Life altering tragedy struck early on for her. She endured an admirable struggle through her youth and learned the hard way how to adapt and survive. She managed to arrive at adulthood in one piece in spite of it all.

After such chaos, maintaining a life free of complications is a priority for her.
Everything changed when a man with amber eyes came through her door and claimed her heart. She fell hard in more ways than one. The pull between Jo and Damon seemed like fate bringing things full circle.

With another devastating loss looming, Jo fights to hold on to the very thing that brought her to her knees. She finds herself torn between a promising future and clinging to a devastating past.
But that’s not the most worrisome problem on her hands.

She must convince more than just herself to let the past stay in the past, where it belongs, but on her journey to find closure and resolution, she does the exact opposite. An old wound caused by a heinous act becomes exposed for what it is. The truth is catastrophic and Jo is helpless, watching as the ruins of her fragile world endure more turmoil.

Can something conceived from tragedy and malice end well? Can something so completely poisoned conquer adversity? Jo is left to make a decision; accept the circumstances she finds herself in or fight with unwavering ferocity to restore what has been damaged.
*Restore Me is the second book in the Wrecked series*


Wreck Me is the first book in this trilogy by J.L. Mac.  You should read it first.  Although I will warn you, the book literally wrecked me.  There is a cliffhanger ending that had me cussing out the author, but I love her for bringing us this series and Damon Cole.  This book starts us off reminding us why we were so upset.  Cue the dramatic soft music.  My heart ached for Jo and all that she's been through in her life.  Just as Damon was heart broken in Wreck Me, it was Jo's turn to take on all of the agony and the pain of feeling responsible for hurting someone else.  The struggle of making it through tragedy is what makes you not want to put this book down.  

This book is shorter but it does deliver more information and gives us a better glimpse into Jo and Damon and their struggles.  Restore me delivers more angst, some more drama and plenty of intrigue to keep you interested in the story.  I didn't want to put the iPad down.  This one ends in another cliff hanger, but it wasn't as drastic as the first.  I don't want to give too much away.   Grams is back and I love her attitude.  

There is still plenty of HOT chemistry between Jo and Damon which I enjoyed.  I can't wait to continue their story in Accept Me which will be out later this year.  

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blog Tour: I Love Indie Books Hosting - Distractions by JL Brooks

“We are all pawns in some one else’s game.” 

No one knows this better than Violet Phillips. When her beloved mentor goes missing, she suspects murder, which sends her spiraling out of control and away from the stable life she has built for herself. Soon, her past will begin seeping out with a vengeance. 

“I will teach you how this game is played.”

Self-destruction threatens to consume Violet when a handsome neighbor that has been watching her from afar intervenes on her behalf. Shepard Leone may be six years younger, but it does not stop him from seducing her ears as well as her heart. 

“Fascinating how much life can change in twenty-four hours.”

When Violet is forced to go down a dark road into a past where she must confront the demons that nearly destroyed her, will she be unable to deviate? Struggling with the loss of her missing friend, Shepard will find a way in and reawaken desires that she thought were forever lost. But Violet never forgets that if you are not careful, distractions will be your undoing.

Here is an excerpt from the book:  

Take me to my room, Connor.” I smiled as I tried to lose myself in his emerald green eyes. I kept seeing double and it took all of my strength to keep my poker face on. His lips curled into a smile, succumbing to lust.
“Good boy,” I whispered.
I could feel the eagerness radiate from every bone in his body. Little did he know that I was almost certain I would pass out within the hour. I had to hold steady to his elbow as we left to walk back to the parking lot. I waited for more insults, but they never came. Stopping next to the passenger side door of his Jeep, I watched his eyes take on a myriad of emotion from desire to guilt to adoration and then decimation. He moved his face in closer to me, stopping centimeters from my lips.
“You’d better hold onto something, sweetheart. We’re about to go for a ride.”
I smiled and said the only thing that came to mind. “Giddy up.”

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Eyes Wide Open by Raine Miller

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Rating:  5 out of 5 wide open stars

How are the sex scenes? 

How are the storylines?

Would you read it again? 

The third part in The Blackstone Affair series: A love on the brink of being destroyed. The fight of a lifetime to keep it alive.

Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them? A stalker is still lurking in the shadows, plotting evil amidst the distraction of the 2012 Olympic games in London. Brynne and Ethan are on the cusp of losing everything as the stakes rise. Will they yield to circumstances beyond their control or will they give every ounce of fight they have left to save each other and win the ultimate prize of a life together?

Eyes Wide Open is a passion-wrought story that shows us what pure love can achieve when tested and what the heart can accomplish despite danger and adversity.

Talented author Raine Miller has once again, penned a masterpiece. Within the first page of Eyes Wide Open , your interest is piqued. By the end of chapter one, you’ll be wholly reacquainted to the carnal delights of Ethan and Brynne, and launched into the continuation of The Blackstone Affair.

Much to my delight, the tale shifted POV between our Hero and heroine. I loved being inside both of their heads - seeing scenes from both perspectives, was wonderful.

Raine Miller’s handle on writing the male voice was refreshingly accurate. Ethan - articulate, intelligent and dominating, could be verbose when needed, but equally expressive in his raised eyebrow and monosyllabic answers. The scene in Fountaine’s Aquarium, with the baby who let loose ‘bum blower’ that had the power to ‘peel paint off walls’, was hilarious. Such is Miller’s fabulous dry wit. Don’t start me on Dr Banana Probe.

Both Ethan and Brynne had deep issues of trust, fears of abandonment and betrayal –which were carefully explored inEWO - Ethan’s fight to control his nightmares, and Brynne’s determination to retain her modelling. Both acknowledged their need for control just as both eloquently, acknowledged the completion found in each other.

In Ethan, Brynne realized ‘the fear’ – the vulnerability that comes with completely giving your heart away to someone you love. Yet, at the talented hands of his loving ministrations, Brynne also felt desired, safe.
“He made me feel beautiful and sexy,….when he held me against him like I was precious.”
Ethan understood that Brynne simply fit.
“It always amazed me at how easy it was to carry her…My heart was in her hands, and carrying her was some form of self-preservation, maybe. Holding her, holding me up.”

Ethan was one, horny man! The book was filled with frequent, deliciously scintillating sex scenes, all written with Miller’s detailed, explicit fervor. What an absolute pleasure to be inside both of their heads for that!!
"Ethan possessed a skill set that combined hot, bad-boy sex god with mannerly, romantic gentleman; something so rare and captivating, I didn’t have a chance of resisting the pull."
Oh Brynne – I hear you! 
“I watched with my eyes, tasted with my tongue, heard with my ears and felt with my fingers as my beautiful girl reached her climax.”

Eyes Wide Open had everything: terrific character development, intense, sensual sex scenes, sad, incredibly poignant moments, with clever splashes of humor at just the right time. Supporting cast provided the perfect combination of depth and humor, never overtaking the story. And, then there was the tension that first raised hairs on your arms in the Prologue – what a brilliant hook. Very cleverly, it just existed, niggling at you, ingenious in its eventual, yet brief, delivery.

Miller’s strength is in how she keeps issues relevant, concluding vital elements of the story, with previously established plot - particularly helpful in a series. Her depth of insight and sensitivity was impressive. Raw.
Be ready for unexpected twists and turns, delicious erotic scenes, and to fall even more deeply in love with swoon-worthy Ethan Blackstone. I loved it. 

Thank you Raine Miller for an ARC for an honest review. No compensation was received for this review.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cover Reveal: Serendipity by Stacey Bentley

The saying goes that there is a fine line between love and hate…but what happens when the line becomes blurred?
When life hands Phoebe Andrews her dream job, she’s ecstatic. That is, until she realizes that in order to pursue her dream she’ll have to give up her cosmopolitan lifestyle in Chicago and move to Nashville. As if leaving all she knows behind wasn’t enough, a car accident on her first day in town does nothing to convince the city girl that country living is all it’s cracked up to be.
As an only child, Dean Montgomery has obligations—obligations which have left him angry at the world. Just as his monotone life has begun to leave him jaded, he is brought back to earth with a bang…literally.
Fate conspires to bring the city girl and the country boy together, but can Dean stay out of trouble long enough for the pair to test the boundaries of their tempestuous relationship?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

GIVEAWAY!! 5 total / T-shirt and an eBook copy of Taken By Storm by Kelli Maine

We are giving away 5 t-shirts and 5 eBook copies of Taken by Storm by Kelli Maine!!!! 

All that I, Enchanting Ella, ask is that you read all of these awesome books.  I promise you will love them!  I did.  

Reading order:  Taken, No Takebacks and Taken by Storm 


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links to the Facebook pages are on this blog site. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Blog tour: Confessions of a Book Heaux

There was something I didn’t know.

Something that would change everything.

The grand opening of Turtle Tear Resort is a time for celebration, but the man Rachael loves more than anything is suffering in silence. Rocha Enterprises was Merrick’s life. Now, he’s been left with no choice but to sell off the business he built from the ground up, and Rachael’s hell-bent on finding out why.

I love you too much not to fight to get it back.

Even if you’ve given up.

“You’re hurting me, Rachael…You’re going to him…I can’t promise I’ll be here when you get back.”

My heart bleeds as you stride away from me. Last night you told me you love me, now you’re walking away because I’m fighting for you.

Rachael can forgive and forget the past, but can Merrick overcome her betrayal?


4.5 stars for this Novella that continues the story of Taken nicely and also introduces us to something that will be needed for the next book in the series.   This book introduces you to MJ Rocha.  MJ is the next installment in the series with Taken by Storm.   I loved this novella and how it ties everything together for the love story of Rachael and Merrick.  There are plenty of twists and turns that keep you on your toes and the ending is a huge cliffhanger but I thought it was a great way to introduce the mystery that was lingering through the entire book.

Very well written and developed storylines as well as characters.

Love Kelli Maine's writing and feel this is a must read for everyone.    

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Confessions of a Book Heaux

Today we have my review of Taken by Storm

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Rating:  5 Stormy Stars out of 5
Series Rating:  So far, it's a 5 out of 5 - there are more books coming

How are the sex scenes? 
HOT and steamy / stormy 

How are the story lines? 
Amazing flow and the story keeps you intrigued

Would you Read it again? 
Yes, I own it in ebook and paperback

Amazing read....

I feel like I say that a lot lately. And I probably do. But damn if these Indie Authors aren't captivating me with their wonderful writing skills. Kelli Maine did just that starting with Taken and No Takebacks. Enter MJ Rocha at the tail end of No Takebacks and consider me intrigued.... Taken By Storm begins with the introduction to MJ. From the moment he's described I already have a mental picture of who I see in this role. 6% in I'm already falling for him when he describes his history with Maddie. "The feel of her hair twisted in his fingers." "Her soft sighs against his neck." "The salty-sweet taste of her skin." ^^^^ um, yes please!I love seeing these two in the present but also getting a glimpse of their past here and there so that we can understand the relationship between them. They have just the right amount of angst to make you root for MJ but also have just the right amount of connection to make you swoon. Finally we learn more about MJ and how Enzo has manipulated Merrick. We also get to see a tender moment shared between MJ and Maddie in the same treehouse that Rachael and Merrick connected. So many great twists and turns in this book that you'll be on the edge of your seat. I had several late work nights wanting and needing to finish it but not being able to because of real life..... but I made it! I'd plan for a weekend of peace and quiet when you start it because you're not going to want to put it down. I can't wait for the next books!! Bring em on Kelli! <3 Me some Rocha Men!!! 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Confessions of a Book Heaux

Alternate POV from MJ Rocha in No Takebacks! 

Rachael slid into the back of the S.U.V. and stared at MJ. He saw the recognition hit her eyes the moment she realized who he was. She covered her mouth and whispered, “Oh my God.”
Yeah, oh my God. That was the least she should be thinking. Climbing into the backseat next to your boyfriend’s son you didn’t know existed qualifies for more of a holy shit, or Jesus Christ, response.
Even after asking his grandfather, MJ still didn’t understand why the Old Man chose to reveal his existence to his dad, Merrick, through Rachael. Why wouldn’t his grandfather just call Merrick and tell him, hey, remember that time you screwed your babysitter? Well, I’ve been hiding your twenty-year-old kid from you all this time. Surprise!
What did the Old Man want with Rachael? She must be a player in some game he had planned. If there was one thing MJ had grown to learn from his summers spent at his grandfather’s estate, it was to always question the motives of Enzo Rocha. The man might be his grandfather, but he was a Rocha, and Rocha men were always thinking of ways to gain more. That’s what his grandfather had tried to drill into his head for as long as he could remember.
Gain more what? He’d asked the summer before his freshman year in high school. Just more, Enzo had said. There’s always more.
Enzo reached back and patted Rachael’s shoulder. “Now you see what I mean by protecting my family’s interests. MJ won’t be left with nothing. It’s his inheritance.”
“But, Merrick doesn’t know. He would  ̶ ”
Enzo shook his head. “You don’t know what he would do, Rachael. The man you know and the man I know are different beings. Yours would embrace this young man beside you, but mine would not.”
MJ squeezed his hands together into one big fist. They couldn’t both be right about Merrick, so what kind of man was he? The selfish bastard MJ had always been told was his father, or this great guy Rachael was in love with? Who the hell knew?
They were pulling out of the airport, and MJ felt Rachael’s eyes boring into the side of his head. He turned and held out a hand to shake hers. “Nice to meet you.”
“You too.”
He’d never experienced anything more awkward in his life.
“We’ll have a late dinner and get to know each other,” the Old Man said. “I don’t have anything else to tell you, Rachael. I only wanted you to see him for yourself. It’s time Merrick knows. I hope you can help break the news.”
MJ’s unease grew from not being able to put his finger on what was going down inside the Old Man’s head.
“He’ll take it better coming from you,” Enzo told Rachael. She didn’t look convinced.
“I’m sure he’ll be very happy regardless,” she said, smiling at M.J. “He should’ve known all along.”
“It wasn’t possible,” Enzo said. “I couldn’t breathe a word until he was eighteen. By then Merrick and I had fallen so far apart there wasn’t a way to tell him.”
“Heidi knows,” Rachael said, and MJ watched her eyebrow twitch.
“Yeah, my aunt knows,” M.J. said, his voice steady despite the battering nerves threatening to pitch his stomach out through his throat. “So does Roger, but not Holly or Sam. I’ve only seen pictures of them.”
“You can meet them!” She reached out and touched his knee. “Come back with me. They’re at the hotel. They’re staying for a week.”
It was all too much. First Rachael, and then his…Merrick would be told he had a son. Could he face meeting his little cousins too? He took a shaky breath and wiped his sweaty palms on his jeans. “Maybe.”
MJ kept his eyes turned out the window the rest of the ride back to the Rocha Estate. After they’d pulled into the circular driveway and the driver parked in front of the massive, brick Tudor, he hopped out as fast as he could.
On their way up the sidewalk to the door, Rachael’s phone chimed. “Excuse me,” she said, and stepped to the side, into the yard.
The driver carried her bag inside, followed by Enzo. As MJ was about to step over the threshold, he caught the look of despair and flash of anger on Rachael’s face. He had a feeling she was texting with Merrick and it wasn’t going well.
Confirming his suspicions, she sat on the stoop and lowered her head into her hands. A curtain of brown hair hid her face.
MJ wanted nothing more than to turn around, walk inside and close the door. He’d been thrown to the wolves by his grandfather, and now he was faced with an upset female he barely knew.
He sat down beside her and stretched out his legs. “This can’t be easy for you. I asked my grandfather to let me handle this, but he insisted he knows best.”
And you don’t argue with Enzo Rocha. There’s no point.
MJ picked up a pebble from the sidewalk and threw it into the driveway.
Rachael lifted her head. “I’m okay. Just…sorting everything out.” She sighed, then nudged his knee with hers. “M.J., huh? The “J” stands for junior?”
A wave of anxiety made MJ grit his teeth. He’d always been a junior with a missing senior. But no longer.
He rubbed his knuckles over his lips. “Yeah. Guess so.”
Rachael’s phone chimed again, making her jump. MJ watched her eyes scan her phone’s screen. She worried the peeling skin on her bottom lip with her teeth as her thumbs tapped letters texting back.
When she was finished, she sat the phone on her lap. Her knees trembled. She stared at her phone like she was expecting a reply, but the more time that passed with the phone remaining silent, the more she fidgeted.
When she finally threw the phone back in her bag and pounded her fist on her leg, MJ knew he had to say or do something. He couldn’t take the silence for one more second. “Was that him?” He nodded to the bag where her phone was stashed. “Merrick?”
She shoved her hair back off her face with both hands, then gathered it at the nape of her neck. “Yes.”
“You told him about me?” MJ’s heart stuttered like he was having a heart attack.
He couldn’t take a deep breath. “What did he say?”
Rachael tilted her head and gazed at him with wide, pitying eyes. Slowly, she shook her head. “Nothing. He’s gone.”

This is where MJ is introduced to us, now go buy Taken by Storm! 
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Kelli Maine Week - Excerpt from Taken By Storm

The emotional rollercoaster of the USA TODAY bestselling Give & Take series by Kelli Maine continues with MJ and Maddie's story!


Maddie Simcoe knows the devastation that comes from keeping secrets. Now, she's desperate to move on from the heartbreak that almost destroyed her -- trading wild passion that once made her knees weak for a life of comfortable stability. But before Maddie can start over, she must return home to put the past behind her once and for all...


When Maddie blows back into MJ Rocha's life, nothing will stop him from proving to her that walking away from him was the biggest mistake of her life -- not even the engagement ring she wears. Her every look, every touch tells MJ that the fire that once raged between them still burns hot, and MJ won't give up until Maddie gives in to the inferno.


Trapped by a hurricane roaring through Turtle Tear Island, MJ and Maddie find shelter in each others' arms. While the lightning flashes, MJ and Maddie are helpless to fight bonds of desire that tie them together. But just as they're about to surrender to the torturous longing that consumes them both, the storm unleashes violent secrets from MJ's past...secrets that could wash away all MJ and Maddie's hopes of forever...



She dialed the number.  It rang once before a soft knock sounded at her door.  She hung up knowing who it was.  She could feel his presence on the other side like an invisible band connected them through her center and his.  "Come in," she called.  
the lit candle stub sitting on top of the chest of drawers did little to light the room, but she saw fatigue on his face, and his eyes always got glassy when he was overly tired.  
Without a word, he climbed in bed behind her and wrapped an arm around her waist, snuggling up close.  He buried his nose in her hair, and kissed the back of her neck.  "No matter who you're with, you'll always be mine, Mads." 
She set her phone on the nightstand and laced her fingers with his.  She wouldn't argue.  Couldn't argue.  He was right.  
"We'll get past this," he said.  "I promise." 
Maddie turned her head, leaning it against his.  "That's what my dad said." 
"He's never wrong." MJ rose up on his elbow and gazed into her eyes.  
With anyone else she ended up blinking or looking away after a few seconds, but with MJ, she could spend an entire night looking into the depths of his eyes.  She could see right through them, right inside him.  It was like being plugged in to the universe and knowing the answers to every question you never thought to ask.  
"When we do get past this," he whispered, "and you're mine again, I'm going to make love to you like I never have before." 

And that my friends.... is your introduction to MJ Rocha.  

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blog Tour: Don't Hate the Player by Katie Ashley

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Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars 
New Adult / YA 

How are the sex scenes?
Kissing and some smexy
this book is not your typical NA but I liked it 

How are the story lines?
Interesting and emotional

Would you read it again?
No, this has a great HEA and left me satisfied


Emotional.  Well Written.  Realistic.  

This story is all of those and more.  When I was told by the author that this book didn't contain the normal "smexy" that other NA books contained I was still intrigued and felt the need to read it.  The moment that it started with an emotional event I knew this was going to be quite a ride.  

I love Katie Ashley's writing.  She has a way of making you feel the emotions of the characters.  Noah and Maddie go through a lot in this book and you really see how they go through each up and down of their journey.  

There is so much growth of each character.  From the moment they are dealing with death to the moment of clarity and the realization that they are both capable and deserving of love, you feel it.  I'm not going to brief you on what happens in the book.  You should read it and figure out the story for yourself.  I will however tell you that Jake, Noah and Maddie are true center stage characters and are totally worth the read.  You will not regret it.  

I laughed. 

I cried.  

I smiled, A LOT 

I got angry with Noah.  

This book had me filled with many, many emotions.  That's my favorite part of a great read - when I know I've truly connected with a book.  I come away feeling emotion.  

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Cover Reveal: Michelle Valentine's Black Falcon Series

You’ve all heard the saying
 “be careful what you wish for because you just might get it”
Well you wanted it…you asked for it…and now you’re getting it!!! Michelle heard us and she’s giving it to us!
By popular request 
Riff and Aubrey’s story WILL continue in…

Rock My World a Black Falcon Series Novella; Coming soon from Michelle A. Valentine. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fall, book #3 of the Senses Series (by Cindy Paterson)

Happy release day, Cindy!

Today, paranormal author Cindy Paterson releases her third book in her Senses series, Fall

Cindy hired me to edit this book for her. That's not an eventful thing, but the way Cindy found me and her dedication to her craft is. 

Ravishing Romances' blog sister, Ms. Romantic Reads, has read Cindy since the beginning. When Cindy went on the search for a new editor Ms. Romantic Reads recommended me--before I even started my freelance business. The Romantic Editor's website was still being developed.

Cindy and I hit it off and we've been attached at the hip ever since. Thank God. Because she's an amazing author who is more dedicated to her craft than some people are dedicated to their families. 

She emailed me once saying, "I want this book to be my best yet" and she has busted her ass to get it there. She's done at least two (three?) deep content revisions. She has spent countless 15-hour days in her computer chair and has exchanged over 458 emails with me about this book alone

Cindy is the author every editor dreams to work with and she was my very first. 

Congratulations Cindy. Fall is amazing. I love it and have read it countless times. We can't guarantee all readers will vow their souls to this series like we have, but I can vouch for you and say you tried to give them a book that's worth it. 
Happy release day!

Kristin Anders

“He’s destroying me—us. I need him like my next breath, yet I’m suffocating.”

An unrequited love that has ripped her to pieces.

Delara has loved Waleron for over a century. Their intense chemistry is sensual, gripping, irresistible. But tragedy struck, and after sixty-one years of believing he was dead, Waleron returns a tortured man. He claims the man she loves is dead, yet the undeniable sexual tension still pulls them together.

“I am no longer the man you love, maitagarri. I am incapable of it.”

Waleron has given his oath to protect the Senses. He will sacrifice everything for them. But there is one Senses he has vowed to protect more than any other—Delara. He will do anything to make certain she is safe, even if it means he must deny her the love they once shared.
She is the hunted.
Delara’s life is in jeopardy and Waleron will do anything to protect her. But he never suspected that Xamien, the man he brings to help protect her is way more important to her than he ever knew.

Torn between two men and hunted by another, Delara must fight her hardest battle—herself.

Fall can be read as a Stand-alone. This book is intended for 18 and up.

To learn more about Cindy Paterson and her upcoming novels check out her website, Goodreads, Facebook, and book-written-on-her-blog. (The "blovel" is titled Run and is the prequel to the entire Senses series--Anstice and Keir's story. And is fabulous!)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Among the Shadows, book #3 in the Ash Grove Chronicles (by Amanda DeWees)

Book Release Date: March 28, 2013
Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Paranormal

Among the Shadows is book 3 in the Ash Grove Chronicles 

How are the sex scenes? 
We didn’t get any……but for some reason, this worked! 

How are the story lines? 
Captivating, clever and twisty. 

Would you read it again? 

What if you were erased from your true love's memory?

In book three of the Ash Grove Chronicles, just hours after Joy and Tanner's daughter is born, Tanner finds himself in a world where Joy doesn't know him and their baby doesn't exist. But when he thinks he has found the source of the magic that has undone reality, a heartsore Maddie makes a wish that alters history even further. With time now growing short for Tanner, he must try to win Joy's trust and convince her that they have a future together--even though their past has vanished.

As the fabric of reality begins to fray, an old enemy arises amid the chaos... and Joy and her Ash Grove friends must fight to save the world as they know it. This thrilling sequel to The Shadow and the Rose and Casting Shadows will keep readers guessing as it races toward its astonishing conclusion.


If you enjoy good paranormal romances, you will find Among the Shadows by accomplished author Amanda DeWees, outstanding. This was so clever, so twisty and so riveting, that it kept me completely transfixed from cover to cover.

The story picks up a soon after the conclusion of Casting Shadows, with the birth of Rose Sumner. Within a page, it was clear that something was not right. Everything that seemed real in gorgeous Tanner Sumner’s life, suddenly didn’t exist. His wife, Joy, and their newborn baby Rose, had vanished. Sadly, for Tanner, his life as he knew it, was not only shifting like sand between fingers, but was also at high risk of being simply erased.

The ramifications of Dr Steven Sumner’s decision to alter time, and bring back his dead wife, caused multitudes of ripple effects, and with each attempt to ‘fix’ this error, reality continued to swing. All the characters’ lives were altering, but shifting the focus from Joy to Maddie’s viewpoint, was an excellent tool to help tell this story. I liked how vital Maddie’s role therefore, became.

Due to the ingenious imagination of Ms DeWees, nothing was simple at Ash Grove in this book. Incorporating magic and alternate realities, nefarious plots with just as equally cunning characters, Among the Shadows was brilliant. You will be kept on your toes trying to adjust each occasion time and reality shifts, and desperate to know the ending! Her ability to create strong, likeable characters, captivating storyline with enchanting romance, interspersed with splashes of well placed humor, was what made this book so incredible. An extremely delicious feast for lovers of Paranormal Romance.

Learn more about author and upcoming titles on her website and Facebook.

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Published by Amanda DeWees 
Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this review. 
 ARC received from author in exchange for honest review. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

His Southern Temptation by Robin Covington

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Today we have a guest review by Passionate Patty 

Rating:  5 out of 5 hot Southern Tempting stars

When I turned the last page of this book, the thought that ran through my head was what a beautiful love story!  There's very hot sex, heartbreak, danger and anger. But the love between these two damaged people pulled me in.

Taylor Elliott is Teague Elliott's sister. We met Teague in the first novel by Ms. Covington. A Night of Southern Comfort. We also met the rest of The Boys, but this is David ( Lucky) Landon's story. Taylor is known best around town for her escape from her own wedding, by the way, in Lucky's car. She worshipped him as a young girl, and he found her a nuisance, but played along. She hasn't been back to town since that fateful day....until now.
Lucky is a former Special Ops. Soldier. The Black Ops he participated in were so deeply secretive, very few people even know his team existed. Now he would like to erase them from his own memory. He's home to take over the family farm, and try and live a normal life. He has been doing some work for his best friend and cousin Jack Cantrell, with his private detective agency.

Taylor and Lucky have been meeting secretly over the last few years when each could manage it. Meeting in various places around the world for a little comfort and love. Seeing Taylor again has convinced Lucky he wants more in his life. His farm and Taylor. Taylor wants a fling, but is definitely leaving town. Lucky just wants her to give him a chance to convince her they are made to be together.

This novel has something for everyone, it's funny, suspenseful, and sizzling hot. I hated it to end, but have hopes for the next bad boy's story! Wonder who it will be?

I received this novel from the publisher for an honest review, no compensation was offered nor taken.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Night of Southern Comfort by Robin Covington

Today we have a guest review by Passionate Patty 

Rating:  5 out of 5 hot Southern Comforting stars

A Night of Southern Comfort......    By Robin Covington

Some advice for readers starting this novel. Keep a glass of something very cold nearby....your going to need it!

We meet a young beautiful woman in a hotel bar celebrating a new turn in her life. Across the room is a group of very handsome men playing pool, all in tuxes. One of these sexy men catches her eye. She was actually looking at his butt! He comes across the room and she asks if he would like a drink. Thus begins a night of passion that totally unnerves her. She has never done a one night stand. He agrees from the names, no strings, one night. He calls her Gwyneth ( Paltrow) she calls him James ( Bond). He wakes up in the morning, and she is gone. He feels a strange tug in his chest, but laughs it off. What did he expect?

James and Gwyneth are destined to meet again. He turns out to be Jackson Cantrell , former FBI, now detective. She is Michaela Roarke , Pediatrician, daughter of the former Governor of Virgina. The night she was celebrating her new life? It was getting away from her extremely controlling and verbally abusive father. Life has some crazy things coming up for these two. In this HOT, suspenseful and funny story, we meet the residents of Elliott, Virginia. We also meet "The Boys", childhood friends who are still very close. " Lucky" Landon is Jack's partner and cousin, Dr. Beckett Sutherland surgeon, and Teague Elliott attorney. I'm so hoping Ms. Covington has some stories for these guys!

I finished this book in one day. From the first chapter to the last, the dialogue is great, the characters are strong and appealing, and the suspense will take you by surprise. I highly recommend this fast paced sizzling story. Hope there is more!