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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Book Review: The Rocker That Holds Me by Terri Anne Browning

The Rocker That Holds Me (The Rocker - Book#1)
by Terri Anne Browning
Kindle Edition, 104 pages
ASIN: B00B5XDXPA
Source: Ebook - Own

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Touring with four rockers is the thing of dreams…

At least that is what people tell me. To me those four rockers are my family. They have watched over me from the time I was five years old. Protecting me from my mother and her drunken, drug addict rages. When they made it big they still watched over me. And when my monster of a mother died they took over as my guardians.

In the six years since that happened I have watched over the four men that 
mean everything to me. I take care of them just as they once took care of me. I handle all the dirty work behind the scenes of a rockers life. It isn’t always pretty. At times it came be damn near disgusting, especially when I have to get rid of their one night stands. Ugh!

Taking care of them doesn’t bother me though. I mean it’s not like I’m in love with one of them. That would be crazy. Falling for a rocker is NOT smart. 

Okay, so I’m not smart. I love my guys, and one of them kind of holds my heart in his big old rocker hand. But I’m dealing. I’ve been able to keep it my little secret for years now. 
I’m not, however, dealing with this bug that I seem to have caught. It scares the hell out of me. I hate doctors, but I’m suddenly more worried about finding out what is wrong with me than what the doctor might do to me. 

When I get my test results back my life will never be the same again…


*Because of language and adult situations not suitable for readers under 17*


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This was a fast read but I love the story.

You have Nik, Jesse, Shane, Drake, and Emmie. 4 guys in a rock band and the girl they took care of since she was 5. They were older than Emmie but always treated her like a little sister.

The boys always took care of her because her mother was a drug, drunken, whore, who would beat her. Emmie would always run to one of the boys houses when that happened and clean her up and take care of her. They always made sure she was feed, warm, and rested.

Nik & Emmie's relationship was always a little different. Nik wanted to take care of her but he always felt something more than brotherly with her. He is 10 years older and never really considered a relationship because they were a family and worked together. Nik thought he was being a perv for having any feelings for Emmie that was not on a brotherly level. Emmie always loved Nik and now a secret is about to be exposed. A secret that only Emmie knows.

All of her guys are protective of Emmie and she takes really good care of them. While on tour she makes sure they are all up, showered, dressed, feed and ready to rock the stage. She takes care of travel arrangements and hotel reservations as needed. Demon Wing's manager absolutely loves her because she does his job for him. 

When Emmie becomes ill and the guys force her to see a doctor they are all shocked at the outcome of her sickness. Emmie has time to relax and feel better as their vacation is approaching.

On their vacation the guys do their best to watch over Emmie and make sure she is taken care of. Nik and her share some private time together and strengthen their relationship while they try to figure out their next move.

The only thing that is constant is change. Change is always moving us forward. So why are we so scared of it when it is always occurring?


Happy Reading


Friday, December 27, 2013

Author Free Giveaway - Dec 27, 2013

"It's MY birthday, but YOU get a gift!" Giveaway

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It's MY birthday, and I'm giving YOU a gift!

That's right, my birthday is this Friday, the 27th. And to celebrate my 33rd year, I'm offering all 3 of my books for FREE for ONE DAY ONLY. 

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Calculated (Discovered - Book #1)

An investigative journalist gets an unlikely tip from a mysterious informant. Dismissing it as impossible, she disregards the information and drops the story. Until the informant turns up dead, as predicted. 

Plunged into the murky waters of a seedy underground prostitution ring, this psychological thriller provides twist upon dark twist in a story that would ultimately pin the church and several government officials in the largest murder cover-up the city has ever witnessed. 

But is it true, or has the journalist merely been used as a pawn in a greater scheme? And how many people is she willing to sacrifice trying to figure it out?

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Driven (Discovered - Book #2)

There are always two sides to every story. 

If you liked Calculated, you’re going to love Driven, book #2 in the Discovered series! 

Using a mirrored plot technique, this fast paced, page-turning story goes behind the scenes in book #1 to show everything as it happened from the antagonists point of view. The mysteries are revealed as readers discover who the true allies were, and who ultimately fell into the trap of blackmail and deception. Friends betray friends, law enforcement switches sides, and the characters begin to realize that not everything is as it originally seemed – especially Mara Winsor... 

Mara, who portrayed herself as a victim in the massive murder cover-up scheme in book one, reemerges in Driven as a woman bent on revenge. When everything was taken away from her at such a young age – her family, her friends, her inheritance, her faith – she began devising a plan that would avenge her circumstances and punish everyone who had a hand in destroying her life. Now in a position to see that plan come to fruition, she skillfully maneuvers all the pawns on her chessboard with twist after dark twist to feed her drive for retribution. 

Ultimately, it’s left for the readers to decide if Mara is merely a sympathetic victim of circumstance, or truly a psychotic elitist.

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Reflections

Graham had a simple life: A job he enjoyed, a wife that he loved, and a young son that kept each and every day full of surprises. But when his father passed away unexpectedly, he inherited a family heirloom that would begin to...complicate matters. 

A mirror that had been in his family for generations, Graham quickly found that its reflections were out of the ordinary, and that it had prophetic powers beyond his comprehension. Giving him just a momentary glance at souls who were on the knife’s edge of life and death, it was up to him to try to save them as they were thrust unknowingly into his path. 

Finding a way to balance his daily life with this newfound responsibility was proving arduous enough, but when the mirror begins showing him reflections of his own family, Graham finds his world irretrievably changed. Will he be able to save them, or will he be forced to live with the same regret that so many have suffered before him?

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It's my way of saying THANK YOU for your contributions in making this year incredible :)

All you have to do is go to my Amazon author page on Friday, December 27th, select the title(s) that interest you the most, and start downloading. 

Spread the word and tell your friends. 

ALSO be sure to either like my Amazon page, my FB author page or sign up for my newsletter. I have some really fun New Adult/Contemporary Romance books being released in early 2014, and of course some great additional psychological/paranormal thrillers being released later in 2014 around Halloween. DON'T MISS OUT!

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Website


Happy Reading! :)

Renee' 

Today's Kindle Freebie - Dec 27th

Always remember to double check the price on Amazon as the prices can change at any time.
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Tahoe Chase by Todd Borg

Simone Bonnaire, a young French woman who lives in Tahoe, has a sadistic boyfriend who abuses her. Simone's only friend is Cynthia Rorvik, an older woman who provides comfort.

When Cynthia falls from her deck and ends up in a coma, her 92-year-old, former Olympic ski racer husband Joe Rorvik calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna and asks him to investigate.

McKenna discovers a string of deaths that look like accidents. But he can find no other connection between them until he learns that all of the victims opposed a new, proposed ski resort development in Tahoe.

As McKenna gets closer to a devious killer, he realizes that Simone is to be the next victim. But McKenna can't save her because she has left on a solo ski trek into the Desolation Wilderness, and she is unreachable except by the killer who has been following her and has already begun his final chase...

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B Cubed: Born (B Cubed - Book #1) by Jenna McCormick

Born: Natural born humans are precious few and dwell in darkness.



Bred: Genetically engineered slaves who are the protectors of the Born.



Borg: The cybernetically enhanced enclave that split from the Born humans.

B Cubed: These three factions are all that remains of the human race after the world stopped turning. Scavenging in the darkness for what little is left, the war between them rages on though few know why. It begins with a child's prophesy and can only end when they unite.

Or die.



From the moment he spies her silhouette cast by the bonfire, Cormack understands what it is to yearn for something he will never possess. Breds are made to provide for the natural born humans, dig their homes deep beneath the surface of the earth and to protect them from the ever-present cyborg threat. A Bred who reaches beyond his station will be recycled immediately, yet Cormack cannot get her visage out of his mind. Until he unearths a box, buried long before the earth stopped spinning.


Task Mistress Allora has no wish to brutalize the Bred worker she finds hoarding treasure, but as a servant of the colony that raised her from infancy, she is duty bound to report anything unusual to the Overlord, even if it costs the blue-eyed man his life. Yet something about the way Cormack watches her forces Allora to reevaluate her understanding of right and wrong. For this genetically engineered soldier is her only protection against the cyborgs who seek what they have discovered, a journal written by the prophetess Cassandra and a way to end the warring between the factions forever.

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The Roswell Conspiracy (Tyler Locke - book #3) by Boyd Morrison


After the 1908 Tunguska blast levels a Siberian forest the size of London, a Russian scientist makes an amazing discovery amongst the debris.


In 1947, ten-year-old Fay Allen of Roswell, New Mexico, witnesses the fiery crash of an extraordinary craft unlike anything she's ever seen.

More than sixty years later, former Army combat engineer Tyler Locke rescues Fay from gunmen who are after a piece of wreckage she claims is from the Roswell incident. Incredulous of her tale, Tyler believes the attack on Fay is nothing more than a burglary gone wrong. But when he finds himself locked in the back of a truck carrying a hundred tons of explosives and heading for a top secret American base, Tyler knows that he has stumbled onto the opening gambit of something more sinister than he ever imagined.

Because disgraced Russian spy Vladimir Colchev is after an Air Force prototype code-named Killswitch, an electromagnetic pulse weapon of unprecedented power. Although Tyler is able to avert catastrophe at the US facility, Colchev gets away with the bomb and plans to turn it on America itself. To complete his mission, he needs only one other key component, a mysterious object recovered from the Roswell crash.

In a desperate race against time, Tyler must unmask a conspiracy a century in the making to rescue the United States from electronic Armageddon.


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First Contact (The Last War Trilogy - Book #1) by Michael R. Hicks


The Terran survey ship Aurora makes a startling discovery in an uncharted star system: two planets inhabited by an advanced, and decidedly unfriendly, non-human civilization. Disabled by gigantic alien warships before it can escape, the Aurora is boarded by nightmarish blue-skinned warriors with claws and fangs who slaughter the crew in ritual combat using primitive weapons. The sole survivor, Midshipman Ichiro Sato, is returned to Earth as a messenger bearing a device that warns of an impending attack. 


For that is the way of the Kreelan Empire, which has waged war against countless civilizations across the stars in its quest for a savior, one not of their own blood, foretold in an ages-old prophecy. With only a few generations left before their ancient species faces extinction, the Kreelans will wage their last war against humanity, hoping against hope for redemption of sins long past.


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Angel Fire (Fallen Angels - Book #1) by Valmore Daniels


My name is Darcy Anderson, and I am cursed with a dark power.  Whenever my life is in danger, something inside me summons 
elemental fire to protect me. I cannot control this.

One night, I was attacked in my home. The fire ... it raged out of control. 
I survived the inferno, but my house burned to the ground - with my parents inside. I was at a loss to explain to the courts what happened, 
and they sent me to prison for ten years for manslaughter.

Now I'm out on parole, and all I want is to return to my home town and rebuild my life; but the man who attacked me is back to finish the job he started.

I can sense the power in me growing. If I can't control it, it will control me 
and destroy everything - and everyone - I love.

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Caroline (Beauvisage - Book #1) by Cynthia Wright


The year is 1783, and rakish Alexandre Beauvisage is returning from the Revolutionary War when he discovers Caroline, unconscious in the Connecticut woods. Dressed as a boy, she has no memory of her past. Against his better judgment, he takes the lovely foundling with him to his home in Philadelphia and finds his life increasingly complicated as the fiery attraction between them builds and Caro's dangerous past reaches out to her.

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Devil's Lair by David Wisehart

A medieval knight leads a quest through Hell to recover the Holy Grail from the Devil. The knight, Marco da Roma, is joined by: Giovanni Boccaccio, an expert on Dante; William of Ockham, an English friar; and Nadja, an epileptic with the gift of prophecy. As the Black Death sweeps through Europe, these unlikely heroes confront the Devil--and their own demons--to forestall the Apocalypse.





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Bluegrass Undercover (Bluegrass Brothers - Book #1)
by Kathleen Brooks

Cade Davies is an ex-Army Ranger, teacher, and the new head coach of the high school football team in Keeneston. He barely has time to adjust to all of the changes in his life before he runs into the school's fiery new guidance counselor and a new threat to the peaceful town of Keeneston.


DEA Agent Annie Blake was undercover to bust a major drug ring preying on high school athletes across the South. After her transfer from Miami to Kentucky, Annie looks to make her career by solving the biggest case the DEA has open. What Annie didn't count on was becoming the local gossip. Amid marriage bets placed by the entire town, a priest as a landlord, and a trio of thugs after her, Annie looks to Cade for help in bringing down the drug ring before anyone else is hurt. But can the unflappable Annie deal with the feelings that follow?

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Captured (The Captive Series - Book #1) by Erica Stevens

Blood Slave.
Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. No matter what becomes of her though, Aria knows that she must keep her identity hidden from the monsters imprisoning her. She has already been branded a member of the rebellion, but the vampires do not know the true depth of her involvement with it, and they must never know. Though hoping for death, Aria’s world is turned upside down when a vampire named Braith steps forward to claim her. He delays her execution, but Aria knows it’s only a matter of time before he drains her, and destroys her. Especially once she learns his true identity as a prince within the royal family; the same royal family that started the war that ultimately brought down humankind, reducing them to nothing more than servants and slaves. Aria is determined to hate the prince, determined not to give into him in anyway, but his strange kindness, and surprising gentleness astonish her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known, and a love she never dreamed of finding. 

Book 1 of 4 

New Adult. This book contains some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up. 

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Bound by Prophecy (Descendants Series) by Melissa Wright

Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan's place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action. 
What he really wants is for things to go back to normal. But now he’s kidnapped a girl, and his brother’s men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it’s the last thing Aern is willing to do. 

Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn't care about the prophecy, or know what’s at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn't the only one who’s in danger. 
Suddenly, they’re at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they’ll both have a sacrifice too big to make.

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Landlocked (A Water Witch Novel) by C.S. Moore - SORRY EXPIRED NOW $.99

Maribel dreams of the ocean, but has never been. 


Her overprotective aunt and uncle have kept her away from the place that calls to her at night. And trying to push them into taking her isn’t an option. She knows how much it hurts them to talk about the very thing that took her parents’ lives so many years ago in a boating accident. In fact Maribel never pushes anything with her loving adopted family, until she meets Jaron. 

He is unbelievably hot and the only boy that she has ever been attracted to. For the first time in her life she feels exhilarated and truly alive. She can tell that he feels it too, so why does he keep disappearing on her? And why is it that as soon as her secretive brooding knight shows up, her world is turned upside down? People are following her, she’s having terrifying nightmares, and she suddenly gets the feeling that her beloved aunt and uncle are keeping something from her. Can she unravel the secrets of her past without her life falling apart along the way? Will the truth forever change the way she sees the people that she loves?

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The Summer House by Lee Moore

Caroline's only goal in life was to escape her parents, even after graduating college, she can't break away. Still a virgin at 25, being crushed under the weight of her parents religious beliefs, she escapes to their summer house to decompress from another argument that threatens her relationship with her parents. 


It'd had been almost a decade since she'd last visited the summer house, and is surprised and delighted to find her childhood friends and crushes still living there. 

She is swept away with emotion, trying to break out of her shell and vows to make a change. Do something she never would have done in her old life. 

This is a story of a woman drastically changing her life, and learning to live life on her own terms. Contains themes suitable for those 18 + in age. 

Prequel to the Fantasy Inc. # 3 novella Witch Hunt.
SEE BELOW

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Fantasy Inc. #3 - Wicth Hunt by Lee Moore

For Mature Audiences 18+ 


Fantasy Incorporated is a business that operates out of an old twenty story hotel building. From the outside, you would never know the type of business it is. Many folks know of it by reputation and once the good folks from the city tried to get it shut down only to get rebuked at every turn. It seems that most people have fantasies, and between consenting adults, almost every fantasy can be fulfilled here. 

A onetime membership purchase of $10,000 and a monthly fee of $500 is only the first step. Fantasy Inc. has their own doctors who will thoroughly examine every member monthly and conduct drug and STD testing to ensure the health and safety of every member. After all, most fantasies are sexual in nature, although many of them are also focused on power and dominance. 

Halloween is almost upon us, and it's time for another party at Fantasy Inc. Come inside... 

“Now, here’s how we’re going to do this. You will confirm your consent by placing your thumb on this scanner before entering the ball room. If your medical records aren’t up to date, you won’t be allowed to enter. Sorry folks, that rule is absolute. Once there, you can mingle, drink, party and of course, all the connecting rooms around the ballroom are unlocked for member usage tonight,” he said with a grin with all the applause that greeted this announcement. 

“For those of you who are new to this, I would like to point out the table over here where we have several games arranged. All participants in the games are of course volunteers and are not paid employees,” and you could hear some good natured boo’s from the crowd but he continued, “Hey, my legal department makes me say that!” He said with a chuckle, and got a smattering of applause. 

“What kind of games?” a young lady in a red dress shouted to Santo. 

Tonight there is going to be a Witch Hunt.

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Happy Reading!





Thursday, December 26, 2013

Today's Kindle Freebies - Dec 26th


Always remember to double check the price on Amazon as the prices can change at any time.
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Ghosts of Ophidian by Scott McElhaney

An enormous three-mile long ship has just entered the Earth's orbit and it's doing absolutely nothing... except instilling fear and speculation upon the citizens below. After a few weeks, NASA gets a boarding party together to attempt to gain entry into the giant craft. Once inside the ship, they will discover over a million creatures on ice. They will also discover the reason that the ship hasn't been doing anything beyond maintaining an orbit above the Earth - it appears that the ship has been sabotaged by whatever used to exist in three of the empty cryogenic chambers. 
Their investigation leads to a lot more than a potential alien invasion. Nothing is as it seems and pretty soon, the two remaining astronauts aren't sure who they should trust anymore. 


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The Choosing (Blood and Brotherhood Saga - Book #1) by Jeremy Laszlo

Seth is a young man torn by fear and indecision. His life no longer in his hands, he fears an uncertain future where the only certainty is a life of servitude to the kingdom. Fortunately for Seth, he is not alone. His brother Garret too attends the choosing ceremony where their fates will be decided. Together the twins make their way to the castle city of Valdadore for the choosing ceremony but along the way Seth notices a strange new trend in his life. Time after time strange circumstances befall him in what others might call a coincidence, but Seth knows something else is amiss and begins mentally cataloging each new and strange event. Learning his past is all a lie, Seth begins to fear more for his future as a dark goddess vies for his service to her cause. Seths loyalties and responsibilities begin to stack up as he makes friends and allies and even falls in love, but with the choosing ceremony growing ever nearer will he be forced to flee the kingdom into a life of exile, or choose to serve the goddess who swears that only through her will he find peace.

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1 + 2 by Kristie Lynn Haggins


**Shades of Gray #1 Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness 

Noir was a mega-city plagued by a sun blocking mass called Dry Clouds that had mysteriously appeared three decades earlier. The Dry Clouds covered half the planet and forced those living under them to exist in endless night. On this world, corporations were in charge and breaking your contract with them could mean the termination of your life. 

Kimberly Griffin, a Life Closer (legal assassin) existed in a world of death. She Closed people for a living. It was a lonely demeaning existence, though she wouldn't admit it. There was nothing to drive her in the bleak reality until one day she ran into Kat. 

Kat, also known as the Pandora Project, was hunted by bio-mechas called Un-Men. She was an experiment of the Sphinx Corporation, and they were testing her to see if she could be the ultimate weapon. Kat refused to be a killer and tried to discover the truth behind her existence. Could she be a new form of bio-mecha? 

Kim discovered someone close to her had been murdered. Is Kat the key to finding out who did it? Or will her association with Kat only cause her more grief? 

Pandora of ancient times opened a box and let all good escape. Would Pandora be the hope the planet needed? Or would she destroy the world?

**Shades of Gray #2 From Moscow, With Love- bonus first half included. 

Worlds collide . . . 
A shaky partnership . . . 

In the second book of the Shades of Gray series, Kat found herself teamed up with Kim. Together they searched for clues to their past. Their partnership stood on shaky ground though. Kim, a Life Closer (legal assassin) known as the Phoenix, needed Kat for the moment, to help in her search for her mother's murder. Once Kim no longer needed Kat, would the Phoenix go through with eliminating her for knowing she's a Life Closer? 

A haunting melody . . . 
A forgotten time . . . 

Kat had discovered little about her past. Over a year ago, she woke to a world of endless night and had no memory of who she was. A music box, a letter, and a gun were her only clues. Kat discovered the melody the music box plays, put her in a trance and healed her body of any injures. Why? She didn't't know. 

Betrayal . . . 
A desperate fight . . . 

Voice, the one who regulated the Phoenix, had sent the Raven and the Wolf to Close her. Why? Kim didn't't know, only that she must eliminate the two Life Closers before they terminated her. 

Deception . . . 
The two women collide again . . . 

Kat was caught up in the struggle as the Raven and the Wolf were also hired to Close the sister of someone dear to her. Now she must protect the sister and Kim, but the Phoenix was hiding a dark secret that put the sister in an even deadlier predicament. What was Kim hiding? 

I will protect them all . . . 
No one will die today . . . 

Could Kat and Kim defeat the two Closers? Could Kat keep the promise to herself that no one else would die? What would happen in the end when Kat discovered the Phoenix's secret? 

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Magical Influence (Book #1) by Odette C. Bell


I'm a witch. Not your usual kind though. No fire bolts and brooms for me, just hard work. Work that is about to get all the harder. When my mad grandmother's behavior brings a mysterious detective knocking at my door, I find it impossible to get rid of him. When the evil of forces of the universe start climbing up my walls and crawling through my windows, I can't get rid of them either. 
Soon I'm embattled, and with nowhere to run and no one to rely on, I find out exactly what it takes to be a witch in the modern age. 
Magical Influence is a light, humorous urban fantasy that follows the exploits of Miss Esme Sinclair and her wayward extended family. 


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Breathless (Blue Fire Saga) by Scott Prussing


Breathless is the first book in the Blue Fire Saga, a paranormal romance series set at a small college in present day Connecticut. There are currently five books in the series. 
Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That's when her mom started acting weird, insisting sunlight hurt her skin because she'd been bitten by a one-fanged vampire. 
But fascinated doesn't mean Leesa believes. Any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. But when her beloved older brother suddenly disappears, she is forced to consider all these and more. She also has to figure out what to do about her mysterious new boyfriend. She knows Rave likes her a lot--so why won't he kiss her? 
As Leesa draws closer to finding her brother, she faces some gut-wrenching decisions. Should she risk her mom's life trying to "cure" her? Should she continue seeing Rave, after he reveals his dangerous secret? And most terrifying of all, should she make the ultimate sacrifice-give up her humanity-to save her brother?


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Happy Reading!



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Freebie - The Monsters Within by Corvus Winchester



The Monsters Within will be free from December 25th & 26th according to the author.  This is a short story at around 166 pages.  Grab your copy today.
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The Monsters Within by Corvus Winchester


The Holloway family recently moved from their Los Angeles home to a decaying Victorian mansion. As they begin to settle into the strange manor, their beliefs become challenged by unearthly events. Strange whispers echo throughout the house. Unseen forces hold them in place and decrepit hands reach for them from the dark corners of the chilling house. As the Holloway family is haunted by the dark inhabitants that reside in the estate, they begin to discover the house has a mysterious connection to their past. A dark secret that lurks just beneath the surface. A secret that may uncover the mysterious history of the nightmare they are now residents of.

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A Handmade Christmas


Secret Santa - I made this Memory Wire bracelet for my husbands Secret Santa for his co-worker.  I used Silver Plated beads, Clear Glass beads, & Swarovski Clear AB 6mm Bicone crystals.  It turned out pretty well and Kate really loved it.















Emily's Glitter in Blues - This pretty blue one was made with my beautiful niece Emily in mind.  She has an allergy to metals but the memory wire is Silver Plated which is okay for her.  Even though I only use Silver Plated beads I still don't like to put a lot of metal on her jewelry.  This bracelet has Swarovski Sapphire Blue 6mm bicone crystals, Swarovski Black Diamond 6mm bicone crystals & these cool Midnight Blue Glitter Glass Oval beads.


 










Melissa in Full Color - This one was made for my boss using millefiori linked flat rounds.  I think that my boss is pretty awesome & she has a very colorful personality so I made the bracelet to match that.





Sarah in Living Color - My beautiful niece Sarah loves lots of colors in her life. She is always willing to take a chance at wearing something a little different. I think she loves that everything I make her is one-of-a-kind. I made this memory wire bracelet using Millefiori rounds & Silver Plated 4mm rounds.  It came out really nice.  I had made myself a 3 wrap one a couple months earlier.




Nora's Blue Green Baby - This unique bracelet was made for my friend & co-worker.  She has supported my jewelry making & designing from the very beginning.  What I love most about Nora is that she loves my funky style.  I brought in a couple of my boxes of beads in to work & told her to pick some out and I would make her a bracelet.  From day one she fell in love with the beads that they call chips.  I have made her several bracelets over the years and each one is unique to her style and my creativity to create something different & interesting for her.

This bracelet is made with Green Glass Disc beads, Blue/Green Teardrops, Green chips, & Blue chips.... finished with a silver plated lobster claw.  I am happy to report she loved it.  :-)




Happy Beading!  I hope everyone has a Happy Holiday.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Book Reveiew: Duplicity by Nikki Jefford

Duplicity (Spellbound Trilogy - Book #2)
by Nikki Jefford
Kindle edition, 251 pages
ASIN: B0084V0L7E
Published: May 19, 2012
Source: Ebook - Own

Goodreads | Amazon

If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn't seem to get that Lee's boyfriend, Raj, is off limits. Then there's the problem of Adrian. He expects one of the Graylees to be his.

Nearly a year later, the council is on to them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper. 

If the two Grays work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive.



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In Book#1, Entangled, Greylee Perez was purged from Charlene's body and had to find a new one.  She found Stacey Moorehouse.  Stacey's soul was no longer there so it was just a body, perfect for Grey's situation.

Greylee now known as Lee has carried on.  Her mom is dating Mr. Moorehouse, Stacey's/Lee's dad, Raj & Lee are still dating, and now Lee has some new friends.  Lee's life is going pretty well.  You know that is when things always go wrong......

In France Charlene is having lunch when suddenly Greylee Perez wakes up in Charlene's body.  Oh, No .... not again Grey thinks.  She has no idea that she has been gone for 8 months or that she is now a duplicate because the REAL Greylee is still in Stacey's body.  This cannot be a good sign.

Grey/Charlene makes her way back to the U.S. to find out what is happening.  Once her she realizes she is a duplicate and now there are 2 Greylee's.  Lee & Grey must now work together to survive.  Because there can only be ONE GREYLEE.  For Grey it has only been a couple of weeks since Raj & her had their first kiss but now she realizes she cannot have Raj because she is with Lee.  Grey struggles for her survival along side of Lee and even though Lee is not happy that Grey wants her boyfriend she understands it because well it is herself she is dealing with.  CONFUSED...... It could be at times getting the 2 girls mixed up but referring to the purged Greylee as Stacey or Lee and the new Charlene Greylee as Grey does help keep the story straight.

What happened to Charlene?  There is the question isn't it.  Well like Greylee in the first book she was purged and now must find a new body.  Maybe this will be addressed in book #3.  There really was not anything dealing with Charlene in this part of the story.

The Contact that Grey's Mom had to bring back her child from the dead is determined to correct this situation of 2 Greylee's.  He has come to kill the duplicate.  Meanwhile, Adrian is back and causing chaos among the witches & warlocks of the area.  Adrian has conjured a spell in which their powers backfire on the them.  Now all of the witchy community are panicking and trying to figure out what went wrong & who is behind this spell.

Find out if both girls can survive the CONTACT & see what will become of the aftermath.

Happy Reading!