Book Details: Book Title: The Sheikh’s American Fiancee Author: Leslie North Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Publication Date: Sept. 24th, 2018 Warning: This is not a clean novel, but it is not erotica either Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited! Why […]
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Book Details Title: Building Celebration House Author: Annette Drake Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: March 1st, 2017 Publisher: Baskethound Books My Thoughts I love anything paranormal, which is why I picked up this Building Celebration House, after reading the blurb, even though I never thought […]
Book Title: Dark Prayer
Author: Natasha Mostert
Publisher: Portable Magic, LTD
Publication Date: July 17, 2017
For thrillers and books in the suspense category, I personally prefer books that get down to the action straight from the beginning. Sadly, Dark Prayer took a little time to warm up to that point. In my opinion, the Author decided to take a long time to develop the characters and their background story with much details – which in itself is fine, but it is what essentially led to the slower beginning, and can be a turn off for some readers.
I did find that it was worth the wait at the end though – the rocky start was forgotten, once the real action began, and from that point forward, I did not want to put Dark Prayer down.
Despite the fact that the Author created the main character in a thankfully not often occurring fugue state, the story seemed believable and mesmerizing. It is easy to root for Eloise Blake (the female lead of this story) because she is a likable character caught in an impossible to escape the situation.
Even considering the bumpy start, I found Dark Prayer a worthy and enjoyable read.
4 out of 5 Stars
Eloise Blake is on the run from a life she can no longer remember. And from a killer who will stop at nothing to protect a secret as old as time. From the award-winning author of SEASON OF THE WITCH comes a thriller about memory, identity and the murderous consequences of a quest gone wrong.
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Luciano DeRose is looking to get the hell out of town. He’s been absent from his position of Head Artist at Thorn Tattoo since the day he watched his future go up in flames. However, the bonds of family are strong and he’s dragged back into town as a favor to his younger brother. But Luciano isn’t staying for long and certainly not for the anniversary of the day his life went to hell.
Melanie Noel has spent most of her adult life fixing Luciano’s. She’s his virtual assistant, organizational guru, and problem-solver extraordinaire. However, this ex-hippie chick wants her boss, and secret crush, to see that he can finally move on. Melanie thinks that this anniversary is the perfect time for Luciano to face his grief, let go and finally be free to see what’s been waiting for him all along.
When Luciano decides to do everything in his power to leave, Melanie sees that she needs more than logic to make him stay. Risking her heart to save the man she’s loved from afar, Melanie gives into her desire for Luciano—sparked by a world-rocking kiss. The heat between them has the power to heal all wounds or it may set both their lives up in flames.
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Book Details Title: Zachary – New Orleans Magic Book Three Author: Patricia Rosemoor Publisher: Pronoun Publication Date: June 1st, 2017 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mystery, Suspense Source: I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review My thoughts: I […]
Book Details: Title: Moonlight Author: Lisa Kessler Publisher: Macmillian Publication Date: July 15, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance My thoughts: This is another book that makes me throw away some of the preconceived notions I have about what I like in books, and what I don’t […]
Book Review: A Stardance Summer by Emily March – An Eternity Springs Romance Novel With Lots Of Heart
Title: A Stardance Summer
Author: Emily March
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Publishing Date: June 27th, 2017
I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review
Whenever I want to read something heartwarming, and genuinely romantic, I grab one of Emily March’s books set in Eternity Springs. Which is the reason why I was so delighted to receive an ARC copy of her newest installment of the series called A Stardance Summer
Set in the wonderful town, I would love to call home – Eternity Springs – this novel has exactly everything I have come accustomed to being one the high-quality romance novels by Emily March.
Brick and Lilianna, the two main characters of this book are destined for each other, but neither of them seems to think so. Not that there is no attraction, no, the chemistry between them is deep from the beginning of the story, and in a way started before this novel starts, yet both are affected by their circumstances.
In A Stardance Summer, they come together at a natural pace – like many of Mrs. March’s novels, this one lives within a larger timeframe than a lot of contemporary novels, which allows the chemistry and relationship to build in a more realistic fashion. There is no jumping into the bed on the first or even second time the main characters spent some time together, which is refreshing. Instead, the Author takes her time to build up to the inevitable connection, both emotionally (first), then physically (second).
Speaking of the physical, books in this series, including this one are not graphic when it comes to sex scenes. While this novel is not tame, or clean, it skips the unnecessary extreme details that make some romance novels feel more like they would fit into the erotica genre (or as some might call it “Mommy-Porn”). While I don’t think there is something wrong with a more detailed description, I find it always refreshing to read a novel that can convey the attraction between the main characters without explaining every detail of each and every “encounter”, that occurs.
For those readers who are new to Eternity Spring series, I need to point out that the cast is rather large. There are many well-developed side characters, some of them more in the spotlight than others, but as many of them are not only neighbors but often related, I am often happily wondering how the Author can keep track of all of their details and relationships. Yet, reading this book was like visiting old friends.
It is a stand-alone novel, with an HEA, so there is no true need to read any of the other novels in the series beforehand. But, once you get started reading one, you will – most likely – be hooked, like I was, and want to read all of them – maybe even more than just once.
5 out of 5 Stars
Sometimes the end of one road
Brick Callahan enjoys every minute of chaos at his campground, Stardance Ranch, especially after the Tornado Alleycats arrive for an extended summer stay. The members of the all-female glamorous camping club are primarily seniors—active and adventurous, friendly and fun. But when he discovers Liliana Howe frolicking with the glamping grannies in a late night skinny-dipping session, he fears he’s in for a summer of trouble. Because his best friend’s kid sister has grown up to be drop-dead gorgeous.
. . .is the start of another
Betrayed by those she trusted, Lili decides she’s put her career first for too long. She sells her practical sedan, buys a travel trailer, and heads to Eternity Springs for a summer of rest, relaxation, and reassessment as the newest member of the Alleycats. The last person she expects to find running an RV resort is her high school crush. Their undeniable mutual attraction is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when the past comes calling, will their summer romance stand the test of time?
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