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Book Review: The Remingtons: Spotlight on Love (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Kaira Rouda

Published May 30, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog


Title- The Remingtons: Spotlight on Love (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Author- Kaira Rouda

Publisher- Kindle Worlds

Release- May 20, 2015



Since childhood, Olivia Larson has dreamed of becoming a top fashion model. Recruited by an elite New York agency, she’s about to board a private plane to fly to the Big Apple. As a promise to her dedicated mom, she’s focused on her career, and nothing else, but that determination is challenged when a sexy and secretive celebrity arrives for the same flight.

Bad boy pop star Reed Ralston has been famous since he was a tween, pushed into the spotlight by an overbearing stage mom and appearing on a popular kids’ TV show as a singer/ songwriter. Against the odds, and with dark secrets from a troubled childhood hidden from the press, Reed has transitioned into a successful adult star with a carefully manufactured image designed to keep him on top of the charts and in the pop-culture media.

Sometimes opposites attract immediately, as Reed and Olivia discover during their spark-filled, hour-long flight to New York. But what happens when that attraction is exposed to the harsh spotlight of fame will make all the difference.


Spotlight on Love was one of those books where the romance between the two main characters is fast passed but completely perfect. Olivia has always wanted to be a top model and her dreams might be coming true. Once she boards a private jet to NYC see meets Reed, a bad boy pop star. They are instantly attracted to each other and a world wind romance blooms.

This is the perfect book if you are looking for a quick read that will have you feeling great. The not much drama and when you think that things might get messy, nothing really happens. I think that’s why I liked this book so much! I’m not one for drama.

Cover Reveal: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

Published May 29, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
Forget Tomorrow
Release Date: 11/03/15
Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your
future self.
It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly
awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the
person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she
can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a prison for
those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a
boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes the hellish prison.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in
motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must
figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie,

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About the Author

When my first-grade teacher asked me what
I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although
I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never

I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude,
with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D.
at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL.
I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges
Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received
the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.
I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House.
I’m a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I’m a
member of Romance Writers of
Romance Writers
and The Golden
I live with my husband and children in Maryland.
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Book Review: Matronly Duties by Melissa Kendall

Published May 28, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Matronly Duties

by Melissa Kendall


Release Date: May 21 , 2015

Published by The Writers Coffee Shop
Genre: FICTION / Romance / General / Science Fiction ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-369-0
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


Hundreds of years after an asteroid slammed into Earth and sent it into a new ice age, what remains of the human race lives on in underground sanctuaries. Now, as the bicentennial anniversary of the impact approaches, a new leader prepares to take her place at the head of the government. At least, that’s what she thinks.

Bethanie Greene’s life has been planned out for her since the age of thirteen. Beautiful and intelligent, she’s spent the Matronly-Duties-3D-Paperback-eReaderlast twelve years training to become the next Matron of the underground nation of Oceania. But when Bethanie is kidnapped by rogue extremists just six weeks shy of taking office, her world is turned upside down by the handsome stranger who rescues her.

Howard James’ life has been the polar opposite of Bethanie’s. Struggling to survive in a world where those in power wished he didn’t exist, he harbors a deep-seated resentment of the government and all its representatives. Together with his unconventional family, he shows Bethanie a life she never knew was possible, while at the same time, opening her eyes to the injustices of the government she is meant to lead.

But can she trust a stranger? And can a few days change everything she believes and desires? Against all odds, Bethanie must decide if her heart and her duties can coexist.



To be honest I was a little nervous I wasn’t going to like this after reading the prologue. I became a bit bored by it, but I should know to never judge a book that way. I absolutely enjoyed this novel and was so glad to be given a chance to read it .

Melissa Kendall takes us into the world Oceania where woman are in charge or so they are lead to believe. After the new Matron, Bethanie, is kidnapped right before getting inducted, her eyes have been opened up to what is truly going on in the world. After being in her position she begins to believe even more what she was told, the government is more corrupt than she thinks.

I think there are two ways to look at this book and I see valid points on each side. If you look at this story for being soley a dystopian romance, then yes this book was perfect. The love story was adorable! I loved how Bethaine and Howard passed along their love notes and how they got to know each other. I was rooting for their love the whole time and I will admit I adored Howard as well (where can I find him?!?!). If you look at this story solely being a dystopian novel, then something was missing, and the focus was more on the romance. I can see another book in this series and would welcome the idea.


My body shakes at the thought of what could have happened to me yet again. I’ve heard stories about the slums, and I have to take a few deep breaths to calm myself.

“I was silly running away, I get it. I just couldn’t stay in your home any longer.”

Howard sighs. “Just because my parents raised us with traditionalist values doesn’t mean we are anything like the Trads. You accused us of being a drain on society, but you don’t even know us.”

“You’re right, I don’t. But you don’t know me either. If you did, you would understand why it’s hard for me to understand your way of life. It goes against every law, moral, and convention I’ve been taught. So I can’t be sorry for what I said, even if I’m sorry I ran out of the house.”

Howard takes a deep breath, then exhales long and slow. The expression on his face looks a bit like pity but with a dash of guilt mixed in. “Look, maybe I’ve judged you unfairly based on preconceived notions, but—”

A loud bang echoes outside. Howard glances at me with a panicked look on his face, and then pulls me off the crate onto the floor behind. I sit up, and turn to yell at him, but male voices outside keep my mouth closed. I instead huddle closer to Howard as he puts his hand around my shoulders. He pulls me in until I’m tucked against him.

“Did you see where she went?” a man’s voice asks.

“Nah, she just vanished.” The voice of this one sounds young.

“Damn, the boss isn’t going to be pleased about this.”

The crunch of shoes against pavement indicates they are on the move again. The sounds trail off until they’re no longer audible. I sigh in relief, all the tension fleeing my body.

“Are you okay?’ Howard asks, rubbing my shoulder.Matronly-Duties-3D-Paperback

I glance up, only then noticing how little space is between us. His blue eyes have flecks of grey in them, and there’s a smattering of freckles covering his nose and cheeks. His warm breath tickles my cheek almost like a caress, and his jaw has the barest hint of a five o’clock shadow. He really is captivating.

“I’m fine,” I eventually say, the words a mere whisper.

The butterflies in my stomach return with a vengeance. Howard licks his lips as they turn up ever so slightly in a smile.


I can’t stop the sigh that slips past my own lips. Howard leans forward a little, then moves closer still until his mouth is pressed against mine. I don’t dare move. A zing of something, I’m not sure whether it’s pleasure or fear, shoots through me. His lips are soft and wet, and the sensation is unlike anything I’ve felt before. I can’t even decide if I want him to continue or stop. When he pulls away though, a feeling of disappointment bubbles up inside me.

My first kiss.

Goosebumps cover me from head to toe, and unbidden, my fingers move to my lips. Glancing at Howard, he stares at me for a minute, then moves to sit further away.

“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that.”

I shrug. “It’s okay.”

Howard frowns and then looks across the room.

Part of Matron training is learning not to form close relationships. It doesn’t mean it never happens. I’ve heard the odd story here and there from the other women, and I realise that’s probably what Gail was trying to tell me at breakfast the other day. But in all honesty, I can’t remember the last time I had real physical contact with anyone, above all with a man.

We sit in uncomfortable silence for a few minutes. Tension rolls off Howard in waves.

“What’s wrong?”

“Nothing. Come on,” Howard whispers. “We need to get to the house before those guys come back.”


Melissa Kendall

Melissa Kendall is an almost forty-year-old mother of two from Perth, Western Australia, the second-most isolated capital city in the world. Predominantly a stay-at-home mum, she works a few hours a week as a software support consultant. She has always loved to read and write, and spent most of her teens writing poetry and short stories. Over the years, daily life got in the way and she lost the passion for it, but after the birth of her first child, Melissa discovered e-books and her interest in writing rekindled. She is now the author of two published short stories. Matronly Duties is her first full-length novel.


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Celebrate Sci-Fy May with TWCS

Published May 27, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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This May, TWCS is paying tribute to the SciFy genre in honour of the EP-IC Star Wars series and LEGENDARY The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, amongst others…

Interview with the MEN of The Redemption Series

by Lindsey Gray

Hello all! Lindsey Gray here talking with some of the men of my paranormal romance series, The Redemption Series. Usually, these guys come to chat one by one, but today they all wanted to sit down and give me the down low on what their story is so far.

LINDSEY: Hi guys!

Guys: Hey Lindsey!

LINDSEY: I’ll start off with letting you all introduce yourselves. Who wants to go first?

Abe: I will. I’m Abe North. I’m a Shadow Walker and I worked in Boston for The Manchester Group. Now, I’m here in New York City living with the rest of these knuckleheads.

LINDSEY: * looks at the rest of the guys shaking their heads *

Nathaniel: Yes, that would be because of me. I’m Nathaniel Archer and I’m a . . . well, I’m a psychic. They are all living in my house because we’ve deemed it the safest at the moment. Now, I can’t get rid of them.

Liam: He’s lying. He loves having us there after being a shut in for years.

LINDSEY: Hi there, Liam.

Liam: Hello, pretty lady. * licks lips *

LINDSEY: Hey now, it’s not dinnertime and I’m not on the menu.

Liam: No offence. I’m still getting used to this vampire thing. Most of the time I don’t have any problem drinking animal blood. Certain people give off such tantalizing smells, I have a harder time controlling myself.

LINDSEY: Keep trying. I still want to talk to Ryan. * turns to look at Ryan *

Ryan: Hello again, Lindsey.

LINDSEY: We’ve had some really good talks you and I.

Ryan: Indeed. You’ve captured a great picture of me and my life as an Angel of Death.

LINDSEY: Oh, I think there are still a few things left to be revealed. * looks at the four of them as a whole, then turns to Abe * Looks like you are in charge today, Abe. How has it been sharing a body with Ian?

Abe: * blows out a large breath * It has been interesting to say the least.

LINDSEY: In the second book of the series, Revisited, you and Ian end up sharing his body. What has been your biggest challenge?

Ryan, Liam, and Nathaniel: Becca!

Abe: * shakes head * She’s been a challenge. Both Ian and I love her and we know she loves both of us. She’s having a hard time being herself with either one of us because she knows the other can see and hear everything that is going on.

LINDSEY: I can see where that would be a hindrance. I’ll see what I can do to clear things up.

Abe: Thanks. We’d appreciate it.

LINDSEY: So, Liam. You’ve finally become a vampire, but things haven’t really gone the way you planned, have they?

Liam: Not at all. Being used as a pawn in Filipp’s game was not what I had envisioned. I’m thankful we got out of there.


Liam: Yes, we. You know who I mean, you wrote it.

LINDSEY: I know, but you need to explain it to the readers.

Liam: Right. So, Filipp was an ass bent on dominating the vampire race. He wanted to combine my family’s vampire bloodline with that of a powerful witch. Before I became a vampire, I gave him sperm samples and he ended up using them to get Valentina pregnant.

LINDSEY: Something happened when you and Valentina met, right?

Liam: Yes. The baby didn’t affect us the way Filipp planned. The baby brought us together as a couple. We are actually getting married before the baby is born.

LINDSEY: Congratulations! I have a feeling it will be an interesting wedding. * winks at Liam * So, where does this leave the rest of you?

Ryan: * coughs and fidgets in his chair * Well, Lily is ecstatic about the baby, but she’s holding something back. We’ve made a lot of progress in the last few months, but there is still something she won’t give up and I haven’t been able to work it out of her yet.

Nathaniel: And boy how he’s tried. The walls in my house are thick, but not thick enough with the two of them going at it all the time.

Ryan: * punches Nathaniel in the arm * We’re making up for lost time. We were apart for over a hundred years.

Nathaniel: That old chestnut. * rolls eyes *

LINDSEY: So, you’re all living in Nathaniel’s house in New York City, preparing for a wedding and a baby. What about Filipp? Any progress on finding him?

Ryan: Nathaniel had a few visions that have given us a bit of direction, but we are still looking for him.

Nathaniel: Debir and Mr. Ore seem to think it is just a matter of time.

LINDSEY: I see, but what do you think?

Nathaniel: * swallows hard * I think we haven’t seen the worst yet.

LINDSEY: * feels pressured * I guess we will have to wait and see.

That was about all I could take of that lot all at once. For more from the Men of the Redemption Series, read Redemption and Revisited.


LEGACY OF A DREAMER, Allie Jean, Paranormal


Chantal Breelan is plagued by horrible nightmares too realistic to ignore. Her past has been a mystery, and the foster system isn’t providing any answers. Starting a new life alone at eight-een is a challenge, especially when things that go bump in the night appear out of the shadows, and her dreams begin to breach reality. Darkness surrounds her from all sides, but is it only evil that hides in the shadows, or are the answers to her past lingering just beyond?

ZOMBIFIED, Maggie LaCroix, Paranormal Fantasy


Monsters know their place: vampires are sexy; zombies just decompose. But Maggie La Croix’s Zombified conjures up an entirely different kind of undead raised by good old-fashioned Voodoo. Take Henri—still gorgeous, over one hundred years after his death. And now a hurri-cane has set him free from a curse.

Enter Josie, a reporter with her eyes on Henri. But falling for a man without a heartbeat could get her more than a broken heart. It could get her zombified.

THE SIX, K.B. Hoyle, Fantasy


Darcy Pennington feels like she is an insufferably average thirteen-year-old, but when a change in her dad’s job forces her to attend Cedar Cove Camp, she unwittingly stumbles upon a magical gateway. Along with five other teenagers, she will travel to a world called Alitheia. The “arrival of the Six” was prophesied long ago, but will she have what it takes to save Alitheia?

MORE, T.M. Franklin, Paranormal


Haunted by terrifying nightmares and certain she’s being watched, college student Ava Michaels finds an unlikely ally in Physics tutor Caleb Foster. But Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.

Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bent on Ava’s capture, and possible ex-tinction. As Ava fights to survive, she learns the world’s not what she thought.

It’s a little bit more.

THE SILVER CRESCENT, Debby Grahl, Paranormal


An ancestor’s tale of betrayal, murder and a stolen fortune in silver leads Elise Baxter to Max Holt’s Victorian inn.

She is reluctantly, though irresistibly, attracted to Max. Leery of loving again, Max lets passion overrule caution, tumbling them into an erotic encounter.

Guided by ghosts and opposed by an evil presence, the couple searches for the treasure. But there are others who will stop at nothing to unlock the mystery of the Silver Crescent.

THE MEMORY HEALER, Julie Filarski, Paranormal


When Beth Montgomery reluctantly agrees to carry out a psychic assessment of Carrington House, she is transported to another era, where she sees a date on a calendar that fills her with dread.

Back in the present time and sensing an eternal bond with the irresistible Dr Matthew Ja-mieson, she wonders whether he was once the darkly handsome but unfaithful Samuel Meth-ven. Beth must regress to the tragic events of 1895 to learn the truth.

HUNTED, Lorenz Font, Paranormal


Disease is ravaging the vampire community in New York City’s underworld. Harrow Gates is sick, alone, and hunted. When Pritchard Tack offers him a new beginning, he is in no position to refuse.

Jordan is a young vampire whose only focus is revenge. In her search for her family’s killer, she meets a man who threatens to pull her heart away from her sworn mission. Is love strong enough to override her thirst for vengeance?

MOUNTAIN CHARM, Sydney Logan, Paranormal


“True love and sweet whispers, till death do us part;
Send someone to love my Appalachian heart.”

At the age of thirteen, Angelina Clark followed in the footsteps of her ancestors by casting an Appalachian love spell, which promised she would blossom into a beautiful and gifted woman who would find her true love. A young Angelina had been thrilled to participate in the sacred ritual, but through the years, her father’s untimely death and her mother’s failing health have shaken Angelina’s magical faith to its core. As her twenty-first birthday approaches, she refuses to practice her supernatural gifts and no longer believes in the love charm.

REDEMPTION, Lindsey Gray, Paranormal


Life is for living. Afterlife is a chance at redemption. As the only remaining female vampire in existence, Lily attempts to make her way towards her ever after. But with best friend Becca, new beau Ian, human husband Ryan, Archangel Peter, and a host of demons all standing in the way of Lily’s chance at a peaceful eternity, how can she possibly survive?

CONVERGENCE, J.D. Watts, Paranormal


Daniella Rossi is a nineteen-year-old college student who sees the world quite differently than those around her. From infancy, she was aware of the beings that walked among her kind who were not like them, as well as her own personal Guardian who watched over her. Dani always knew she was different, but she never dreamed the full scope of her importance. When a new male Guardian comes to replace her lifelong friend and companion, will Dani be able to accept him as she deals with a world full of the other Children of Creation, Angels, both good and evil?

OBVIOUS CHILD, Warren Cantrell, SciFy


In 2015, Sam Grant is chosen to take part in a contest that will choose the world’s first time traveler. There’s just one problem—Sam doesn’t want anything to do with the contest. Yet his deliberately profane public appearances and sabotaged interviews only boost ratings. Now stuck, Sam must plot how he’ll get out of the contest, or if he should embrace it all and become the most famous person in history.

GHOSTWRITER, Lissa Bryan, Paranormal


Unemployed, with her savings dwindling, Sara Howell thinks things are looking up when she lands a ghostwriting job and rents the affordable island home of her favorite author, Seth Fort-ner, who mysteriously disappeared in 1925.

Strange things happen, making Sara wonder if Seth ever left. When she finds an old trunk of Seth’s letters, she delves into a world she never imagined, filled with love and a family curse it seems only she can break.

THE STARS ARE FALLING, Michelle Birbeck, Paranormal


Jenny’s life revolves around surviving university, watching the stars, and staring at her house-mate, Dale. But as the night sky glows with the light of falling stars, Jenny’s classes and crush seem unimportant. The Stars are retaking Earth, saving mother nature by eliminating the prob-lem. Together, Jenny and Dale can save the world and the human race, but surviving long enough to convince the Stars of that is perilous and may kill them both.



When the ordinary life of Virgil Blaine crosses the path of the even more ordinary Doug Coul-thard, it sets off a series of extra-ordinary events. Doug Coulthard is a Filing Clerk and the Presi-dent of the Unpublished People’s Poet’s Party –Political Unit (UPPPPU) where a catastrophe has just happened; two of his long time members have been published. The UPPPPU goes on a re-cruiting drive by distributing leaflets, one of which finds its way into Virgil Blaine’s pocket. Virgil Blaine, who is a slight poet himself, attends one of the meetings where he meets Forward Slash who offers Virgil Blaine a job. The offer comes with two things Virgil Blaine has never had; a job and a car and on a whim he accepts. The problem is, through no effort of his own, his position is suddenly elevated. Virgil Blaine says the job is ‘messing with his DNA – Deliberate Non-Achiever’ and he misses his old life and so hatches a plan to get it back…

SEBASTIAN AND THE AFTERLIFE, William j. Barry, Paranormal


Sebastian, an average seventeen-year-old boy, has just paid this debt. He awakes in a surreal world somewhere between mortal life and the afterlife, where the Grim Reaper rules and his loyal agents maintain the law. But not all is peaceful in this mystical realm. Axis Red and his soul pirates threaten the future of all who dwell there.

Sebastian soon finds himself at Sapentia, a high school for the departed. There he makes new friends but longs for his lost love, Sarah, who is still alive in the mortal world. Some things are forbidden; some lines cannot be crossed. What will Sebastian risk to be close to Sarah again?
Continue the adventure with Sebastian and the Afterlife Book II – Agents of the Reaper

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Teaser Tuesday: The Girl I was Before by Ginger Scott

Published May 26, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog



About the Book:



 NA Contemporary Romance

Scheduled to release: June 23, 2015


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I’m the selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. I’ve heard the other things, too. “Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She’s just a good time at a party. She’s stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?”

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They’re all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I’m ready to make the hard choices. I’m ready to face the consequences. I’m ready to be the girl I was before, and I’m done being the one who lost her way.

I’m ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn’t a star athlete. He doesn’t play in a band. He’s never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn’t even funny. He wasn’t part of my plan. But I’m starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make…starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He’s perfectly imperfect. He’s poetry and life. He’s truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He’s nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He’s the only guy I’ve ever really loved, and he thinks I’m a princess. I fell into him, and now I’m holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren’t in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.

About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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Book Review: Fire Dancer by Kristen Strassel

Published May 23, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

We’re celebrating the release of THE FIRE DANCER by Kristen Strassel!

THE FIRE DANCER (Cirque Macabre, #1) by Kristen Strassel

Adult Dark Fantasy

Designer: Hang Le Designs

Artwork illustrated by: Daoyi Liu




At Le Cirque Macabre, Holly Octane bursts into flames five nights a week. The stage is where Holly feels most alive. When she’s there no one can touch her, and everyone adores her.

Brought to Las Vegas as vampire bait, Holly’s connection to the immortals is a mystery. She’s one of a kind– traveling through time and igniting when her emotions get too hot to handle. The only people who understand her are an aunt with a hidden agenda and her fortune teller girlfriend, Rainey, who doesn’t see a future with Holly in it.

Cash Logan needs Holly, but she’s not the reason he came to Vegas. The enigmatic magician seeks Blade Bennett, a vampire that has a power that he shouldn’t have–fire. A power that could determine the future of all of vampire kind. Holly’s the only one who can help Blade control his fire, but their feelings for each other are too fiery to ignore.

Immortals rule the Vegas night, and not one of them trusts Cash or Blade. If Holly lets them draw her in to this world designed to destroy her, she’ll lose everything—the only family she’s ever known, and everyone who adores her.

Las Vegas is her stage, and Holly is determined to set the city on fire.

*THE FIRE DANCER is a spinoff novel from The Night Songs Collection.

My Thoughts:

I haven’t read all the books in The Night Song Collection, the only one I have read was Silent Night and I absolutely loved it. Being that I don’t real A Lot of vampire books, I wasn’t sure how I would feel, but Kristen Strassel is a fantastic writer that creates an amazing story. The same goes for Fire Dancer, which is a spin off from the Night Song Collection.

This books was full of twist and turns that I never saw coming, I still unsure what was true and what was an illusion and who Holly can really trust. Since the book is solely from the POV of Holly, the reader doesn’t really know what is going on until Holly does.

This is also a very dark world of vampires, another series I read the vampires are helping each other move to a better world. Where these vampires want to dominate and be the best/strongest ones.

I still have plenty of questions that have been unanswered and I cannot wait for the next book to see what happens to Holly and the rest of these interesting characters.

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About the Author:
Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house.

Book Review: Center Ice by Cate Cameron

Published May 22, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog


Title- Center Ice

Author– Cate Cameron

Publisher- Entangled Crush

Release- May 19, 2015



The hometown hockey hero won’t know what hit him…

Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.

But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler.

Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey—except Karen. Now they’ve managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps…


I’m a big fan of most of the Entangled imprint and I am very excited about their new teen imprint, Crush. This imprint reminds me of Bliss, but for YA readers and we all know how much I love YA books and Bliss book, perfect combination!!!!

Center Ice is a book in the Crush imprint and it was just as heartwarming and gut wrenching as I thought it would be. Karen’s mother passed away and now she is living with her father, who she met the day before her mother funeral. Then there’s Tyler he is caption on a hockey team and his is the year he could be drafted for the NHL. Everyone loves him and he’s used to take his pick of hockey bunnies, but Karen makes him want more.

I like how the two of them became friends before they started to like each other, yes they noticed each other, but it wasn’t until they hung out that they fell for each other. I thought that both Karen and Tyler were very relatable and realistic. I think the problems they face amongst their families were real and how they handled each situation was very realistic.

Again, Cate Cameron did such a great job writing such an amazing story and I cant wait to read more from her!

Regina Shen by Lance Erlick

Published May 20, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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So far this series contains 2 books: Regina Shen: Resilience (Regina Shen #1) and Regina Shen: Vigilance (Regina Shen #2)

Regina Shen ResilienceRegina Shen: Resilience (Regina Shen #1)
by Lance Erlick
Genre: Science Fiction
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: May 15, 2015

Outcast Regina Shen is forced by the World Federation to live on the seaward side of barrier walls built to hold back rising seas from abrupt climate change. A hurricane threatens to destroy what’s left of her world, tearing Regina from her family.
Global fertility has collapsed. Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco of the notorious Department of Antiquities believes Regina holds the key to avoid extinction. Regina fights to stay alive and avoid capture while hunting for her family.

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My Thoughts

I really enjoyed reading this book, I felt as though it was VERY engaging. There were a couple parts that I did fine myself skimming. There was a bit too much description at times and those were the parts I found myself skipping over.

I love that the heroine is a 15 year girl girl. I felt that she was a character people will like right from the start, I know I did! I also liked that there was a huge focus on a love story like other books have, This story was more about family and surviving!





Richmond Swamps, May 31 Year 298 ACM:

The thrum of an engine sounded at first like pesky mosquitoes, energized by our ceaseless heat. This rumble was too smooth and muted to be scavengers or bounty hunters. It grew louder. After one’s hearing tuned to the rhythm of the swamps, any stray noise got adrenaline flowing.

The sleek gray patrol boat motored up the channel along the north side of our island. Its flag insignia announced that this was not only a Department of Antiquities patrol. It was Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco, old Coarse-face herself. She’s back.

“You know the drill,” Mo-Mere called out. For two years this strict Hispanic had been our teacher and surrogate mom, opening her home island to those of us who’d lost our families.

The twins, Carmen and Kara, made a beeline to the main log cabin. Just fourteen, they were as thin as twigs yet fast.

I dropped an apple into the basket, took two from Wendy, and urged my companion toward the main cabin.

“Regina, go,” she said. “I’ll be right behind you. Don’t let them take you.”

A year older than me, Wendy was eighteen, slender, unable to build muscle, and behind me in school.

I ran for the cabin. Though the chief inspector hadn’t visited in over a year, Mo-Mere enforced daily hiding drills. Yet all that practice didn’t quiet my heart pumping in my throat or the fear that Demarco could destroy my new family.

I jumped three steps to the cabin’s wood porch, and slowed to open the door. In the bedroom Wendy and I shared, I pulled out one of Mo-Mere’s surgical kits and steadied my breathing before Wendy arrived.

In a rare glimpse at my image in a steel mirror, I barely recognized the face looking back. It hinted at memories of my Chinese mother, Zola Shen. Yet I strained to see myself. Mo-Mere had altered my nose, forehead, and ears as part of her plan to sneak me across the Great Barrier Wall into the World Federation. I also looked older, with a woman’s body, leaner, and with something else: a loss of innocence even I saw. There were unmistakable imprints in my cheeks and mouth of my birth donor—Hispanic and possibly male—in a world rumored to have no more males. No time for sour memories.

Out of breath, Wendy appeared in the doorway. She nodded as if to convince herself to come in, and climbed onto her bed. She raised her faded green canvas skirt, lifted her leg, and closed her eyes. “Make it quick.”

I clenched my fists. I loved Wendy as a friend, my best friend, and didn’t want to hurt her. Yet if I didn’t, that could hurt much worse. I steadied the sterile knife and studied her right leg. A cut in the wrong place and she could hemorrhage. Not deep enough and it wouldn’t be convincing.

I located the spot I wanted at the base of her calf. “Relax the muscle.”

She bit down on the corner of a towel and stared up at me.

“Three, two, one.” I made a ragged cut, what a rock might do.

Her head twitched, bobbing her blonde curls. She didn’t make a sound.

“Breathe.” I dabbed the wound with cloth, put Mo-Mere’s herbal ointment on the cut, and bandaged the wound. “It looks clean.” Then I propped the foot up on pillows and kissed her forehead. “You did great.”

“I’m fine. Go before they catch you.”

I made sure her Antiquities tracking chip was unshielded. “If they make you walk, remember which leg to limp on.”

Wendy forced a smile. “I’ll be okay.”

When I reached the great room, Mo-Mere had moved the wood-burning stove over the panel down to her cellar, where she’d hidden the twins. The underground room was infrared-shielded to lessen the likelihood of Antiquities agents finding them.

“Hurry,” she said, and headed down to the dock to greet our visitors. I made one last check that no print books or other contraband were visible. “Vigilance,” Mo-Mere would say. “No mistakes.”

Each time we finished our studies, she made sure we secured her precious illegal print books and the e-readers I’d rebuilt to read old texts salvaged from ancient storage media. All this was to further my education so she could smuggle me into the Federation for university. But it wasn’t education that made me yearn to cross the Wall. I longed to find my younger sister, Colleen, and make up for failing to save her from bounty hunters and the Federation’s Department of Antiquities. After two years, Mo-Mere’s dream of my crossing the Wall remained a fantasy.

I slid out the cabin’s back door and jumped onto the grassy clearing. Chin raised, Mo-Mere approached our boat cove. Two gray-coated Antiquities agents waited, but Chief Inspector Demarco wasn’t there.

I’d hated Coarse-face from the moment two years earlier when she shot me and Colleen with a tranquilizer gun and jabbed tracking implants into us. I figured Demarco wanted to use us to make a lucrative slave sale over the border. Then I learned the governor had a keen interest in our DNA, something to do with saving the Federation from extinction. But why save a system that keeps us starving as outcasts?

I avoided capture by digging out my tracking chip and casting it away. Mo-Mere removed Wendy’s and kept it. We attached it to her upper arm, either shielded or not, depending on whether she needed to hide. For this visit, we hoped she didn’t.

With the cabin as my shield, I sprinted away from the boats and hid in the thin band of woods that separated the clearing from shore. I checked the channel all around. No other patrol boats, unless they hid behind nearby islands.

From beneath a rock that hid a small cave, I withdrew a black wetsuit we’d recovered from a dead bounty hunter and pulled the outfit over my green canvas trousers and top.

I slid closer to the water’s edge, checking for alligators. The Federation had genetically modified them so they would prey on us Marginal swamp rats, thinning out our population. Two years ago gators became scarce as bounty hunters and locals hunted them to near extinction for food, but it paid to be cautious.

Keeping watch on the sleek patrol boat, I waded around the island. A twentyish woman stood at the helm. No one else was visible.

Now that it was late May, the steamy air made my binoculars’ infrared useless. I wiped sweat from my brow, ignored the mosquitoes, and scanned the island for Coarse-face.

I checked the patrol boat again. It carried distinct call letters painted along the bow. This was her boat. She had to be here. I aimed one directional earphone toward the cabin and another toward the boat. Then I loaded the tranquilizer gun I’d taken from a dead agent.

There she is. Inspector Demarco hurried up the rocky path to join Mo-Mere. The other agents split up and headed toward the shore. I slipped into the water with two breathing bladders and my wireless earbuds tuned to the receiver. Through my goggles I checked beneath the surface for anything that might want me for dinner before moving into a hidden crevice. I slowed my breathing, hoping their infrared was as useless as mine.

Bass and catfish swam by. Fish for dinner.

“It’s been a long time,” Mo-Mere said in a cool tone not far from the cabin. “We hoped you’d lost interest.”

Demarco cleared her throat. “None of your professorial trickery, old woman. You haven’t delivered on promises. I’ve come for Regina Shen.”

“From what I gather, you and she had an understanding: salvaged artifacts in exchange for leaving us alone.”

“You haven’t held up your end.”

“You didn’t pick up the items set out for you,” Mo-Mere said. “Regina was concerned something bad had happened. She didn’t want these treasures falling into the wrong hands.”

“Forget the artifacts. I’m here for Regina, Wendy, and the twins. I know you’re holding them. No more stalling.”

“If you remove the delivered artifacts, I’m sure more will appear.”

“Too late,” Demarco said. “The governor has lost patience. So have I. You’ve had two years with Wendy.” Coarse-face’s voice grew stronger. They were near the cabin. “That’s plenty of time to teach her your worthless knowledge and prepare for life without her.”

“Regina isn’t here, and I haven’t seen twins.”

“Then I’ll take Wendy.”

“She’s accident-prone,” Mo-Mere said. “She injured her leg this morning.”

“We have hospitals.”

“Can you place a lame Marginal in a good home in the Federation?”

A door closed.

“Let me see her,” Demarco said.

Footsteps on wood sounded muffled by the cabin walls. The sound could terrify those hiding below in the dark cellar. Mo-Mere wouldn’t let me hide with the twins for their comfort. She didn’t want me caught if agents found them. She said I was special, a status I didn’t want, never asked for, and would gladly have donated to someone else.

“Hi, Inspector,” Wendy said for my benefit. The walls muted her voice, so I had to strain to hear.

“How did you do this?” Demarco demanded.

“I thought I saw a gator. I twisted my ankle and fell on rocks.”

I hoped the story didn’t sound too rehearsed.

Floorboards squeaked, muffled noises echoed. Wendy let out a yelp.

“That’ll heal in a week,” the inspector said. “Another storm’s rolling through tomorrow night. This could be worse than two years ago. Don’t throw girls’ lives away over some romantic fantasy you’re helping them. Poverty isn’t freedom. Starvation isn’t liberty.”

“We’re not starving,” Mo-Mere said.

“After this storm you will. Let me help the girls.”

“I’m sure the two of us will manage without you.”

I smiled at how Mo-Mere weaved a story that excluded me and the twins.

“I’ll return,” Demarco said. “Bring me Regina and I’ll make sure you have dry land and all the resources to live out your miserable life. Defy me and you’ll face the full wrath of the Federation.”

“You might want to remove the artifacts before the storm washes them out to sea.”

“Don’t test me, Marisa.” Demarco used Mo-Mere’s real name. “I’ll be back tomorrow. Have the girls ready.”

“I don’t know where Regina is or if she’s still alive.”

“Yet you’ve been in contact with her.”

“Not recently,” Mo-Mere said. “What I do know is Wendy needs to stay off the leg so it doesn’t get infected.”

“You think braving the storm on your own will help?”

“Forcing Wendy to be a maid or childcare worker won’t. Farm work and mines would kill her.” I grimaced. My sister Colleen might be stuck in one of those places. Or worse, penned in a bio-lab as a Federation guinea pig. She was twelve when Coarse-face delivered her across the Wall, hoping Colleen was the key to their fertility crisis. Yet that hadn’t satisfied her. She still wanted me.

“Wendy,” Demarco said, “how about if I promised you and the twins a good home on dry land near each other so you could visit?”

“I want to stay with Mo-Mere,” Wendy said.

“You’d be working in a nice house with food and shelter, nicer clothes. I can do that. But I need your help. Where is Regina?”

“I don’t know.”

“When did you last see her?” Demarco asked.

“She visits now and then. I’m sure you’ve frightened her away.”

“So she’s nearby.”

“She doesn’t say where she goes,” Wendy said.

“This isn’t a game. This storm will be cataclysmic.”

I was surprised the inspector knew such a word.

“Mo-Mere is good to me,” Wendy said. “She needs me. If you get her a home across the Wall, I’d go live with her.”

“She burned that bridge,” Demarco said. “Even I can’t change that, but you have a future. Let me help. Where does Regina salvage?”

“I don’t salvage. I have no idea where she goes. She never takes me.”

“I can get special meds for your leg and make sure you never see another gator.”

“Wendy gave her answer,” Mo-Mere said. “Give me two weeks to heal her foot, and I’ll talk to her.”

“You have until tomorrow.”

Floorboards squeaked and a door slammed.

My two breathing bladders ran out of oxygen. I swam outside the crevice, hid among cattails, and scanned the island. The two agents from shore joined the others on the patrol boat. I adjusted the directional earphones to pick up their conversation.

“Did you hear our chief inspector lost her entire crew out here?” one of the agents asked.

“Wasn’t Demarco the only survivor?” the other said.

“She fled to the Gulf to put down some lame rebellion.”

They weren’t happy to have her back. I couldn’t blame them. Instead of destroying pre-Collapse artifacts as Federation law required, Inspector Demarco collected them. Her Antiquities crew tried to arrest her. She killed the captain and six crew members.

So there was continued dissent within the ranks. The talk of rebellion caught my interest. There hadn’t been any reported resistance to Federation rule in more than 200 years.

Mo-Mere walked beside Demarco down the path. I couldn’t hear their conversation; maybe they were out of range. When the inspector reached the boat, the other agents became quiet. Demarco climbed onboard and turned to Mo-Mere. “Tomorrow noon. Don’t disappoint me.”

With the binoculars’ highest magnification, I stared at the inspector’s pockmarked face, textured like a sponge. If only I could use my tranquilizer gun or Mo-Mere’s fight training to stop Coarse-face for good, but Mo-Mere said others would come. Besides, there were five armed agents.

I refused to let Demarco catch me as she had my sister. I couldn’t let her take Wendy or the twins, either. Ever since we all showed up on Mo-Mere’s island, our teacher had shielded us from Antiquities patrols. Yet, with the Richmond swamps shrinking, it was only a matter of time.

* * *

Regina Shen VigilanceRegina Shen: Vigilance (Regina Shen #2)
By Lance Erlick
Genre: Science Fiction
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: May 15, 2015

Regina Shen is pursued by the notorious Department of Antiquities for her unique DNA. She jumps the Barrier Wall into the Federation to find her kidnapped sister. Stuck on a heavily-guarded closed university campus, she must use her wits to escape and rescue her sister without letting either of two rival Antiquities inspectors capture her.

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My Thoughts:

Vigilance was great installment in the Regina Shen Series, it had everything the first book had and more! I love love  love that these books are full of action. In this book the action was more towards the end, which makes the book go a little bit slower than the first book, but it was still a really enjoyable book.

I can’t wait to read the next book in the series! I know that the next one will be just as great as the first two.


Blurb of the first two books/ series:
World: This takes place 400 years in the future after abrupt climate change has melted ice caps and flooded the coasts. Civilization collapsed and was replaced by a World Federation that suppresses knowledge from the past. Three-hundred-plus-year-old Grand Old Dames rule using a caste system.
Regina Shen is an outcast condemned by the World Federation to live on the seaward side of Barrier Walls built to hold back rising seas. She is Chinese-Hispanic, tough, lives by her wits, and thrives on salvage from sunken cities, including illegal print books from before the Great Collapse. She also has unique DNA the Federation believes can reverse a worldwide fertility collapse. Regina doesn’t trust the Federation.
Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco of the notorious Department of Antiquities polices Barrier Walls and destroys evidence from the past, including print books. Ambitious, she sees Regina as the key to securing her future.
Inspector Vikki Volpe is a ruthless hard-core Antiquities agent who believes Demarco has gone soft and wants the chief inspector’s job.
Book 1 (Regina Shen: Resilience): A hurricane threatens to destroy what’s left of Regina’s world. Separated from her sister, her mom, and her home, with Demarco in pursuit, Regina fights to stay alive and avoid capture while hunting for family.
Book 2 (Regina Shen: Vigilance): Pursued by the Department of Antiquities, Regina jumps the Barrier Wall into the Federation to find her kidnapped sister, and winds up on a closed-university campus with heavy surveillance. Regina must use her wits to escape and rescue her sister without letting either of two rival inspectors capture her.

Lance ErlickAbout the Author:
Lance Erlick likes to explore the mysteries of intriguing worlds with interesting, often strong female guides facing and overcoming adversity as they try to change their world. He hopes readers will enjoy his writing as they discover different worlds, going places they may never have been.
He writes science fiction thrillers, appealing to young adults and adult readers. He is the author of The Rebel Within, The Rebel Trap, and Rebels Divided, three books in the Rebel series. In those stories, he explores the consequences of following conscience for those coming of age. He authored the Regina Shen series—Regina Shen: Resilience and Regina Shen: Vigilance. This series takes place after abrupt climate change leads to the Great Collapse and a new society under the World Federation. A related short story is: Regina Shen: Into the Storm. Lance is also the author of unrelated short stories: Maiden Voyage and Watching You.

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Book Review: Come, the Dark by Rebecca Hamilton

Published May 19, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
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Come, the Dark by Rebecca Hamilton
(Forever Girl #2)
Publication date: January 6th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse.

Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.

The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.

Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.

A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.

I thought Come, the Dark was a fantastic book!! As soon as I started to read it, I could not put it down. I am very happy I got a chance to explore this series being this was the first book I read in it and the first book I read by Rebecca Hamilton.
I am not too sure where I want to begin talking about this book, since I don’t want to give anything away. I guess I will beginning with speaking about the plot. I thought that it was such an original idea and something that I haven’t read before and Ms. Hamilton did it in such a beautiful way. I also loved Rose, she was such a strong heroine and over came such obstacles and growing even more from each thing she face.
I am beyond happy that I was able to get a chance to read this book and I know I will be looking out for more by Ms. Hamilton.
Rebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author who also dabbles in Horror and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. You can follow her on twitter @InkMuse

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Book Blitz: Someday Beach by Jill Sanders

Published May 18, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
Someday Beach by Jill Sanders
(Grayton Series #2)
Publication date: May 19th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Shelly has always dreamed of going back to Surf Breeze. When she finally sets out on her own and buys a run down building along the popular boardwalk, she hires a sexy, but annoying contractor to help her turn it into her dream boutique. What she hadn’t counted on was finding herself slowly changing with her surroundings. Fighting against an overbearing family, she’ll learn to not only follow her own dreams, but stand up for something she believes in.

Marcus has been waiting his whole life for a woman who could see through the horrors he’d been through as a child, and the humor he uses to mask it all. Now that he found her, he’s not quite sure what comes next.

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“You’ve got a nice space here.” He looked out at her view. The boardwalk was below them and he watched for a moment as people strolled by. Beyond that was a long strip of beach and then the emerald water. It was a calm day and barely any waves rippled the water, which made it look green for as far as the eye could see.

He turned towards her and noticed that some soft strands of her blonde hair had fallen around her face. She had either forgotten to put on makeup that morning or had very little on. Her skin looked so soft, he itched to reach out and touch it. His eyes roamed over her and he couldn’t deny the sudden and powerful tug he got from looking at her curves. She was taller than most women he’d dated. He gauged her height around five-eight. The old jeans she was wearing were snug in all the right places, making him wish he could run his hands over those long legs.

When she turned her eyes towards him, catching him in his assessment of her, he couldn’t stop the smile.

“Beautiful view,” he said, softly.

Jill Sanders is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Pride Series, Secret Series and West Series romance novels. Having sold over 150,000 books within 6 months of her first release, she continues to lure new readers with her sweet and sexy stories. Her books are available in every English speaking country, audiobooks, and are now being translated to 6 different languages.

Born as an identical twin to a large family, she was raised in the Pacific Northwest, later relocating to Colorado for college and a successful IT career before discovering her talent as a writer. She now makes her home along the emerald cost in Florida where she enjoys the beach, hiking, swimming, wine-tasting, and of course writing.

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