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HAPPY JULY!!!! Who wants a PREZZIE?

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Man oh man am I rusty.  I can’t believe how long it’s been since I chatted on here about books.  It has been a crazy busy time with the kids plus trying to write another book. PHEW…clearly I suck. LOL

Well I have read some really awesome reads. I just finished Chance Encounter by the amazing Christy Reece.  Up on my immediate list is Debra Webb’s See Him Die and Pamela Clare’s Soul Deep. I also have a few ARC’s that I am going to dive into.  Come be my friend on GR to see. I at least have been writing some reviews there and on Amazon.

How about a little treat for y’all.  Tell me your favorite genre and something you are really looking forward to this summer. AND I will dig deep in my bookshelves for a PREZZIE.

I hope to finish my book with my writing partner.  I will be visiting my favorite beach thanks to my awesome sister in law and brother in law, I hope to catch up on my reading too.  I want this summer to go slowly even though I have been a driving fool for my kids because…in August I will be delivering 2 kids to college. And I have to say…it is weighing heavily.  Especially taking my baby girl. 

I have really missed this blog, and I hope to get back into it.  Being busy has got to stop being an excuse from getting to write.  It soothes my soul to sit and write.  Maybe this summer I will remember to do a little bit for me.

Happy 4th !!!!

❤ ❤ ❤

Maureen 🙂

***Leave a comment and  on Monday morning  a lucky winner will win a book from the genre they post***

 

New Release & GIVEAWAY: DEPRAVED by Debra Webb

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HAPPY HAPPY RELEASE DAY to one of my favorite romantic suspense authors.  I am so tickled to be featuring Deb today.  Not only is she an amazing author, she is a fabulous friend.  This series is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVES.  AND Deprave was absolutely hands down a roller coaster thrill ride that left my heart pounding long after it was over.  THANKFULLY the series is not over, while Depraved marks the finale of this journey with one of the most chilling, creepiest serial killers.  The journey of Dan & Jess and the gang is continuing.  I am so excited that they will be in future books.  Look for The Wedding, a novella with Jess & Dan.  AND The Dying Room which will have the gang solving another interesting case.

AND wait till you see the FANTABULOUS giveaway she has in store for you.  She is giving away a complete set of this series Bks. 1-10 AND Silence (prequel-novella), a t-shirt, AND a tote bag. HOW AWESOME IS THAT.  Leave a comment…tell us what you are planning for Thanksgiving.  A winner will be picked some time on Friday.

Check out my review on Goodreads…

Depraved (Faces of Evil, #10)Depraved by Debra Webb

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HOLY SMOKES…

CAN I JUST SAY…OHHHH MAH GAWD!

I was lucky to get an early copy to proof AND CAN I JUST SAY (again, I know I am repeating myself)…

PERFECTION!
RIVETING!!
BOOM!!!

I could not put this book down. I was completely captivated. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed the journey of getting to know AND love Jess and Dan. I am a HUGE fan of murder, suspense and a hard core serial killer. To be able to also combine all of this AND a kick ass love story…WELL THAT IS PERFECTION.

THIS story kept me on the edge of my seat. I kept putting my e-reader down, my heart was literally pounding. I was so torn…I wanted to know what was going to happen…BUT I was worried. LOL

I FLOVED the ending…what a wild crazy ride. AND the TWIST at the end…HOLY SMOKES….I knew that that character was off BUT HOT DAMN. I will not write spoilers…NOT how I roll. BUT I will tell you this series is A MUST READ. I can’t wait for The Wedding AND I am over the moon that while this case is closed. We will continue to see these characters in future books…

One of the best things about this series is that the supporting cast of characters are awesome too and I am looking forward to also seeing them in future books. Something tells me that Jess & Dan, Lori, Chet and even Buddy have lots more crime solving as well as other fun things in their future. These are characters that will stay with you long after the story is over.

Fans of romantic suspense MUST TAKE THIS RIDE…Debra Webb is a force to be reckoned with. An author that never disappoints me AND AN AUTO-BUY for sure.

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FACES OF EVIL SERIES

Silence 0.5, Obsession 1, Impulse 2, Power 3, Rage 4, Revenge 5, Ruthless 6, Vicious 7, Vile 8, Heinous 9, Depraved 10

So please help me WELCOME & CONGRATULATE Debra Webb on another amazing book.

Happy Monday!!!

XXOO

Maureen

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NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY: THE ROCKER WHO WANTS ME (Rocker…series bk7) by Terri Anne Browning

 

HAPPY SATURDAY!

I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to my good friend and wonderful author Terri Anne Browning. This gals talent and big heart never cease to amaze me. I am very pleased to call her friend and beyond that…SHE ROCKS MY WORLD with her amazing characters. Her books sizzle, if you like HOT, SEXY with some kick ass ROCKERS. Then this series is for you.

ROCKER SERIES
The Rocker That Holds Me
The Rocker That Savors Me
The Rocker That Needs Me
The Rocker That Loves Me
The Rocker that Holds Her
The Rockers’ Babies
The Rocker Who Wants Me

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Axton
I thought I had everything I needed in life. More money than I would ever spend in my lifetime. A successful band that traveled all around the world. Girls throwing themselves at me on a daily basis. A kind of pseudo family in the Demon’s Wings guys and Emmie. And then she fell into my life. The second my eyes landed on the blonde bombshell with her sassy mouth and those hot piercings and tats, I knew that I’d finally found someone I wanted for life.

Dallas
I fell hard for a Rock God. When it was over, I was left shattered. But I was stronger than anyone—especially my mother—gave me credit for. I picked myself up and worked my ass off to get through nursing school, putting the rest of my life on hold to finally fulfill my dreams.

When tragedy strikes, Dallas and Axton are thrown together again. Dallas is along for the ride as OtherWorld goes on a three month tour. Will Axton finally be able to convince her that his feelings go deeper than he first let her see? Or will Dallas be left wondering if Axton Cage was just THE ROCKER WHO WANTS Me? ***Mature Content***

So I wanted to take the time today to show her some BCWAB BIG LOVE.  The book was released yesterday.  We are going to give away 2 copies…  LEAVE A COMMENT TO WIN…tell us who your favorite rocker crush is/was.  Mine… Bono from U2.  Sweet GEEBUS… he’s something else.  ANYWHOOOO…

Have a kick ass weekend and we will choose 2 lucky winners Sunday night.  I am sneaking off to the beach with the fam on Monday AM.  BOOM…my favorite place on earth.  I plan on bringing this to the beach with me, I LOVE this series.  So share and I will see you all tomorrow night.  THANKS for stopping by!

Maureen ❤

NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY: Two in the Afternoon (A Day of Pleasure, bk2) by CORA CADE

HAPPY HAPPY Release day to my soul sister Cora Cade. I ❤ you so much!!!

Today I am so excited to bring you another FAB read.  I devoured it just this morning, I was supposed to read on vacation.  But I left my damn kindle at home. EEEP.

 
Two in the Afternoon (A Day of Pleasure, Book 2)Two in the Afternoon by Cora Cade

When it comes to hand-to-heart combat, no hold is barred.

A Day of Pleasure, Book 2

Molly Ryan survived one attack, and she’s not about to be a sitting duck for another. With her attacker harassing her from his jail cell, she packs up her life in Chicago, follows her Delta Force brother to North Carolina and gets work in a pub.

Men in uniform are definitely off her menu, but her boss’s friend, Army Ranger Callum Eversman, is one hot hunk she’d like to sample.

Home on a two-week furlough, Cal has agreed to watch over Molly as a favor to fellow Ranger Noah Harper. Accomplishing his mission without her noticing? That’s going to be tough, as any idiot can see their sparks of attraction from a mile away.

Despite her hands-off-military-men policy, Molly is tempted to indulge, just this once, in a no-strings-attached fling. No dating, no kissy face, no hearts involved. But when her past threatens her future, there’s only one man to turn to. The one who’ll risk everything—body, heart, and soul—to protect her.

Warning: Contains an Army Ranger with a gruff exterior and heart of gold, a heroine with a sassy attitude, and some hot borderline-public sex.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so excited to go back and visit the Drunkin’ Duck and all the characters. I’ve been waiting impatiently for Molly’s story. And Cora Cade did not disappoint.

I LOVED Cal & Molly’s story. I also loved hearing about what Tenn & Noah have been up to. I’m dying for Chris’s story. I also am excited for the new characters who have been introduced.

Cora Cade weaves fabulous stories…hot, steamy, with great plot and even better characters. She better write faster as I’m already waiting for more!!!

SOOOOOO…In honor and celebration of this awesomeness, BCWAB is giving away 5 e-copies of this book.  So we currently have 2 GIVEAWAYS going on…THIS AND PATRICIA A. RASEY’S.  We will pick all 10 winners on Friday…SO COMMENT!!!  For this one…comment and tell us who is your favorite hero…cowboy, military, biker…which one?  I have to say I am a sucker for a military man BUT I am always open to ALL others 🙂

OH…I almost forgot.  DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK OUT BOOK 1 IN THIS SERIES.

Morning Light (A Day of Pleasure, #1)Morning Light by Cora Cade

His toughest battle is ahead the battle for one woman’s heart.

A Day of Pleasure, Book 1

During Noah Harper’s ten years as an Army Ranger, Tennyson Sharpe’s letters were his lifeline. With each mail call, the bright and vibrant girl of his youth slowly became the woman of his dreams.

Now he’s home and he’s in hell. The problem? Tenn is his little brother’s best friend. Claiming her risks all kinds of collateral damage.

Tenn is getting nervous. Since Noah came home, they’ve been circling each other, neither willing to risk the status quo. It s time to kick things up a notch and make a play for the man she’s loved since she was sixteen before someone else does.

Dressing to impress works better than she could have dreamed. After a scorching interlude leads to a steamy morning wrapped in each others arms, reality comes crashing down. Shining a devastating light on Tenn’s deepest fears and forcing Noah into scramble mode to convince her forever was always on his mind.

Warning: This book contains some serious foreplay in the great outdoors; stand-up sex with a hot, stand-up guy; and a wounded Army Ranger who s determined to leave no heart behind especially the one belonging to the girl of his dreams.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, my only complaint….need more NOW! Cora introduces us to great characters, characters that make you yearn for more. I cannot wait for her next book. Noah is HAWT, HAWT, HAWT and Tenn is smart and sassy, just how I like. I have a real thing for Chris so I hope his book is next and one of the best parts…she used my fave saying….If you like HOT SEXY BONE MELTING ROMANCE…READ, READ, READ!!!!!!

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HAVE A FREAKIN’ FABULOUS TUESDAY!!!!

Maureen ❤

PS…I FLIPPIN’ LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE COVERS 🙂

NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY: HEAT WAVE by Patricia A. Rasey

HAPPY HAPPY Release Day for a favorite gal o’ mine…

I absolutely adored this novella.  It is a sequel to Spirit Me Away.  I read both very quickly and LOVED. They were fun, sexy HOT and a MUST READ for those who love PNR.

Heat WaveHeat Wave by Patricia A. Rasey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another adorable fun read.

We meet Lauren in Spirit Me Away. She’s the little sister, now all grown up. She goes on vaca before starting med school. And has her own encounter with a feisty, sexy ghost of her own. Since her sisters encounter Lauren’s very open to this much to Ryker’s surprise.

I really loved these short stories by Patricia, they are quick, sexy and so much fun. Be sure to check them out!!! ~Maureen

To celebrate Patricia’s release day…BCWAB is giving away 5 e-copies.  Comment and let us know your favorite part of this summer…a vacation, a book you read, whatever.  Mine was my recent trip to Disney.  AWESOME family time.  AND bonus…going to the beach next week for a couple days. Oh AND I have read some FANTASTIC books too.  YAY! SOOOOO…leave us a comment and we will choose 5 lucky peeps to receive a copy of HEAT WAVE.

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT BK. 1 Spirit Me Away too!!!!

Spirit Me AwaySpirit Me Away by Patricia A. Rasey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sexy paranormal ghost story filled with romance.

Luke Braden is stuck in a ghostly limbo and can’t move on to an afterlife. When he was alive he was a womanizer, a real Mr. love em and leave em man. When he realizes he is dead and stuck between his condo and a void he drifts to occasionally he finds taking stock of the life he led and finds himself lonely when a beautiful woman finally moves in.

Holly Andrews hasn’t had the best luck when it comes to men. After dumping her fiancé for cheating on her with a co-worker she longs to move out of her parents house and move on with her life. What she gets is the sexiest man she has ever seen and turns her on like no other but with one little problem, he’s a dead.

This wasn’t a typical romance in the fact that one was other worldly but during their time together these two both did a lot of soul searching and began to change. There was plenty of sexy moments between these two and even a bit of suspense towards the end. As with romantic ghost stories you wonder how there can ever be a happy ever after with one alive and one dead. I have to say I loved the ending. If you’re looking for a sexy ghost to make your girly bits tingle Luke is the ghost for you. ~Cindy

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!

Cindy and I thank you for popping over.

xxoo ~Maureen

New Release and Giveaway: Hot-Blooded: An Ohana Novel (Volume 1) by Kendall Grey

GOOD MORNNING AND HAPPY RELEASE DAY KENDALL GREY!!!!!

Ohana is everything… When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her `ohana (family) or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the ‘ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness. Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else. When tensions reach the breaking point and her ‘ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser. They don’t call her Pele for nothing. WARNING: Hot-Blooded does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

Ohana is everything…
When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her `ohana (family) or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the ‘ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.
Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.
When tensions reach the breaking point and her ‘ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.
They don’t call her Pele for nothing.
WARNING: Hot-Blooded does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

Hot-Blooded: An Ohana Novel by Kendall Grey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Riveting!

That’s the word that plays over and over in my mind when I try to put this book into words.

I won an ARC and decided to start late yesterday. Well…I could not put it down. I finished last night, I slept on it because I’m afraid I cannot do justice how I felt about this book. I have a book hangover that’s for sure.

Kendal Grey’s writing voice is truly a gift. From the moment I started I was sucked in. I enjoyed the simultaneous stories, the journey, the wild ride, AND amazing how it all collided.

Pele was a kick ass, hard ass, take no prisoners kind of gal and just when you thought she might soften…BOOM. I’m not a spoiler gal….so suffice to say. If you want dark, sometimes violent, sometimes scratch your head…OH NO SHE DIDN’T ride of your life. YOU must read. OHANA/Family….AND what a family.

Again I will go back to the word riveted…I was glued, memorized by the tale that Kendal weaved. When an author makes you FEEL, well then in my opinion they have done there job. Whether you love or hate a character the fact that you FELT means mission accomplished!

Well done Kendal Grey…I can’t wait for the next book…I’m looking forward to another wild ass ride!

Please help me welcome and congratulate Kendall Grey.  As you can see from my review, I really enjoyed this book.  AND I am in awe of this authors talent.

I have been trying to get on the blog and give shout outs to the great books that I have had the pleasure of reading.  In honor of Hot-Blooded releasing, we will be giving away an e-copy to a lucky winner.  Leave a comment…tell me have you ever read Kendall?  Do you have a FAVE?  OR are you a newbie and would like to take a walk on the wild side?

I am off on vaca on Tuesday morning with my family.  I will have my great friend Cindy pick a winner sometime on Wednesday.  I will gift it when I am home from Disney 7/22.

THANKS for popping over and checking us out.

HAVE A KICK ASS MONDAY!!!

OHANA IS EVERYTHING

❤ Maureen

 

 

HEINOUS by Debra Webb

July 11th

July 11th

The body count is rising. The serial killer obsessed with Birmingham’s Deputy Chief Jess Harris is getting closer, and he knows Jess’s secret. Can she protect the child she carries and the people she loves from Eric Spears and his followers?

The body farm discovered in a small Alabama town has many buried secrets. Is the truth about Jess’s past buried there too? Will learning what really happened to her mother and father help Jess stop the killer determined to have her? Only three more levels in the Faces of Evil series! Don’t miss this one!

MY REVIEW: 4 STARS

I really enjoyed digging back into Jess & Dan’s story. Debra Webb never fails to give you a crazy wild ride while reading her. It’s coming down to the wire and I’m ready for the face-off between her and Spears. Eric Spears is one nasty piece of work. I’m interested, who am I kidding…I’m dying to see what is going to happen.

She has just the right balance of stories going on. Between the serial killer, the cases building on Dan and the other surrounding characters all having there own story lines. I have some ideas on what I think will happen, but when that happens is just when Deb usually throws a big loop into the story. I’m eagerly looking forward to the next book in November. My favorite part…the love story between Dan & Jess. They have been to hell and back and found each other again… I’m a true romantic!

This series is a must read if you enjoy mystery, bedlam, romance with twist and turns all throughout. Debra Webb is on my auto MUST buy list!!!!

HAPPY HAPPY RELEASE DAY Debra!!!

Good Morning AND Happy Friday 🙂

Today I would like everyone to say hello to the fabulous Debra Webb.  I was lucky to read Heinous, bk 9 in The Faces of Evil series a little early.  This series is one of my all time favorites.  There are only 2 books (bk 10 Depraved, then 11 & 12 together) left in the series and although I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.  I will be sad when it’s over.  The main characters as well as supporting ones are so well written that you are immediately sucked into their world.  And the villain…well you don’t get much creepier.

Debra has generously offered to give away…a t-shirt, a tote-bag and a paperback copy of Heinous.

The Faces of Evil Books…
0.5)Silence 1)Obsession 2)Impulse 3)Power 4)Rage 5)Revenge 6)Ruthless
7)Vicious 7.5) Faces of Evil 8)Vile 9)Heinous 10)Depraved 11/17

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Also a bonus…Silence & Vile are free right now and Obsession is only .99.  So if you want to start, or just catching up…great prices. You can find them all exclusively at Amazon.

Please help me Congratulate Debra Webb.   Leave a comment to be entered to win.  A winner will be announced Sunday.  Have you read this series?  Do you have a favorite? Perhaps a question for Deb? I am sure she will be popping over at some point.

Have a GREAT FRIDAY & HAPPY READING!

❤ Maureen