Month in Review: January 2014

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January 2014 was an insanely busy month. I had seven uni exams, two book deadlines, and in the middle of all that, I also had to keep track of this blog (of course!). All in all, it wasn’t as bad as I’d expected.

I read and reviewed 19 books in January. All links point to the reviews.

  1. Not Forgotten by Donna M. Zadunajsky
  2. Buried Secrets by Gary Cecil
  3. The Howling Heart by April Bostic
  4. Menace by Gary Fry
  5. Jack Canon’s Women of the House by Greg Sandora
  6. How to Write for Kindle: A Non-Fiction Book in 72 Hours or Less by Nancy Hendrickson
  7. The Continuing Journeys of a Different Necromancer by James J. Crofoot
  8. Inside the Tall, Thick Book of Tales by A.C. Birdsong
  9. Broken Sigil by William Meikle
  10. Father’s House by C. Edward Baldwin
  11. A Life Less Ordinary by Victoria Bernadine
  12. Harm by Kayti Nika Raet
  13. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner
  14. Dream of the Serpent by Alan Ryker
  15. House of Bathory by Linda Lafferty
  16. The House at Sea’s End (Ruth Galloway #3) by Elly Griffiths
  17. Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
  18. The Emperor’s New Clothes by Aldous Mercer
  19. Witch Finder (Witch Finder #1) by Ruth Warburton

I made progress on my challenges. For the Netgalley challenge, I read 6 out of 22 books. I finished 19 books for the 100 books in a year challenge, I read 3 young adult books for the Everything YA challenge, read 4 horror novels for the Horror Reading Challenge, and one dystopian novel for the Dystopia challenge. So, not bad.

I hosted starter day parties for several tours.

And a bunch of release day parties for several awesome books.

I hosted guest posts for three book tours.

And several book spotlights for awesome titles.

And last but not least, I wrote about my goals for 2014.

What have you been up to in January?

Release Day Party Alliance

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We’re celebrating the release day party for YA scifi novel “Alliance” today, the third novel in the Paradise Reclaimed series by author Aubrie Dionne.

To celebrate the release, the author is giving away a beautiful notebook to one lucky winner.

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About Alliance

Alliance.v1-Final“Saving him meant saving her colony…”

Lyra Bryan has been saving people her whole life from a chick in the ventilation pipes to her mentally ill brother when his mind drifts back to Old Earth. She meets her match when she finds a gorgeous alien man aboard the arachnid ship. Captured after a failed attempt to save his people, his spirit is broken, craving only vengeance. To save her colony, Lyra must save his body and soul.

Lyra’s lifemate, Tauren, is jealous of her obsession with the alien man and will do anything in his power to break them apart. While they travel to the arachnid’s home world to defeat the mother brain once and for all, they must set aside their differences and work as a team. But, can Tauren be trusted?

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About the Author

Aubrie DionneAubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications including Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Inkspell Publishing, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

Find the author online:

@authoraubrie

www.authoraubrie.net

http://authoraubrie.blogspot.com

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Book Tours: Guest Post for the Suddenly Cinderella Series

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I’m hosting a guest post today for “Operation Cinderella” and “The Cinderella Makeover”, two books in the Suddenly Cinderella Series.

Guest Post

The No Longer So Secret Diary of Samantha—Sam—Mannon
OPERATION CINDERELLA and THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER
Suddenly Cinderella Series Books #1 & 2

By Hope Tarr

Hi Folks! First off, many thanks for having me here as a guest to chat about THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER, the second novel in my Suddenly Cinderella Series of contemporary fairytale themed romances for Entangled Publishing. Below is a brief bit about the book.

Internationally famous fashion photographer, Francesca St. James (Ross’s ex from OPERATION CINDERELLA) gets considerably more than she bargained for when she leaves New York for Los Angeles to join the cast of a newly launched reality TV show as a fashion coach. “Project Cinderella” aims to remake fashion frogs into styling Cinderella princes and princesses. Silicon Valley CEO Contestant Gregory Knickerbocker is a geek with a heart of gold, a six-foot three leanly-muscled hunk in need of a mercy makeover. Fortunately Francesca loves nothing more than a challenge and serving as Greg’s “fashion fairy god mentor” promises to be that and then some. Can a pair of vintage Saks Fifth Avenue red slippers help her look beyond Greg’s center-parted hair and gray hoodies to the Prince Charming that lies beneath?

I thought it might be fun to catch up with a secondary character from the series, in this case Samantha—Sam—Mannon, teenage daughter of Ross (OPERATION CINDERELLA) and Francesca (THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER). Ordinarily Sam is very cagey about whom she shows her diary to, but given that I’m her creator, she’s kindly entrusted me with a few carefully selected entries.

February 14, 2012
New York, NY
Dear Diary:
Valentine’s Day sucks. As if not having a boyfriend isn’t crap-tastic enough, my mom won’t let me go to the Valentine’s party at NYU. She says I’m too young for college boys—and yet she’s been dating Freddie AKA Evil Freddie, a sous chef in his twenties. She is soooo freakin’ unfair.

February 14, 2013
Washington, DC
Dear Diary:
Valentine’s Day still sucks though not as bad as last year. Now I’m living with my dad and his new wife, Macie in DC. Dad’s even stricter than mom—a lot stricter—but Macie’s pretty cool, so I guess it balances out. I’m still not allowed to go to college parties, so Macie came up with a compromise—I can have a few friends over to the apartment tonight. And bonus: mom told me she gave Evil Freddie the shaft. Things are definitely looking up…

February 28, 2013
Washington, DC
Dear Diary:
B-i-g news! Mom left me a voice message saying she’d signed up to be a “celebrity” coach on a new reality TV show, Project…Cinderella (I think). The show basically takes losers, or at least fashion freaks, and turns them into styling swans.

But, get this, being on the show means she’s going out to Los Angeles for eight weeks. California’s like…the other side of the country. Even though I decided to live with Dad and Macie instead of her, I feel kind of… left behind. I mean, what if she decides she likes LA so much, she wants to live there all the time? She asked me to call her back but I’m not going, not for a while…

March 15, 2013
Washington, DC (yes, still, but at least spring’s coming)
Dear Diary:
So mom has called like ten more times, but I’m still not answering. I did send her a couple of text messages so she wouldn’t totally freak, but that’s all she gets. She says she only took the reality TV job so she could make more money, enough to take off the summer and spend it with me versus being a fashion photographer and having to fly all over the freakin’ world. Knowing mom, though, if I say yes to summer vacay, she’ll drag me all over the freakin’ planet. All I really want to do is hang out at home like we used to. Why doesn’t she get that!

April 1, 2013
Washington, DC – April Fool’s!
Dear Diary:
Okay, so my dad got on my case so bad, I finally broke down and called Mom out in LA. I keep forgetting about the three hour time difference, so I guess it was kind of late. I finally told her I wouldn’t be spending the summer with her—I do have a life, you know—but I could probably come up to NYC for a week. She sounded pretty let down but more than that, she sounded like…like maybe she wasn’t alone. I wonder who the latest loser is?

April, 14, 2013
Washington, DC – Cherry Blossom Season, yay!
Dear Diary:
More intel on the Mom frontage—the Latest Loser is Gregory Knickerbocker only he’s not a loser at all! Mom confessed that she’s seeing him and made me promise to keep it a secret for now. Because of some crappy clause in their contracts, they’re not allowed to see each other off set. If they’re caught, they’ll be fired from the show. I thought the guy’s name sounded familiar, so I Googled him and guess what!?! He’s the founder of Cloud Flyer, the cool new social media site my friends and me are always on. Go, Mom!

July 20, 2013:
New York, NY – Big Apple, how I’ve missed you!
Dear Diary:
So Mom’s back from LA. She has to go there again for a few days at the end of the month to film the final episode, but that’s it. Breaking news—we made up! I told her I was sorry about being such a biyatch and that I’d spend the summer with her provided she promised, absolutely swore, not to drag me from airport-to-airport like we’re on some kind of vacation Trail of Tears. (Macie is turning me into a history geek, can you tell?) Anyway, we’re having a really great time hanging out in the city. Mom keeps saying how happy she is to have me with her, but she seems sad a lot, too. I feel like it has something to do with Greg. She never mentions him anymore—but ever since LA, she’s been really into ABBA!

July 30, 2013
The Outer Banks, NC – The beach at last, thank you, God!)
Dear Diary:
So Mom’s “few days” in LA has turned into more than a week and Mr. Knickerbocker—Greg—is definitely the reason why. She sounded so happy the other night when she called, I couldn’t help being happy for her, too. She says she wants me to meet Greg as soon as possible, that he’s her…soul mate. I’ve never heard her talk that way before, never! She handed over the phone so I could talk to him for a couple of minutes and, you know what, he seems really cool. They’re going to visit me in DC before I start back to school. And you know, I think it’s going to be really good. Better than good, I think Mom’s finally scored her Happily Ever After. It’s about time!

Thank you, Sam! I hope readers will love Sam’s mom, Francesca and Greg as much as I do. And, if you enjoy THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER, please check out my other Suddenly Cinderella releases: OPERATION CINDERELLA (Macie and Ross’s story as well as Sam’s debut), the in-series novella, A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS CAROL (Starr and Matt’s story), and THE CINDERELLA SEDUCTION (series finale with Stefanie and Nick).

About the Series

suddenlycinderellaTitle: Suddenly Cinderella Bundle
Genre: Romance
Author: Hope Tarr
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Pages: 420
Language: English
Format: Ebook

Operation Cinderella

Magazine editor Macie Graham devises a plan to masquerade as a modern-day Cinderella and get her revenge on infuriating Texan Ross Mannon. She’ll do anything to uncover the dirt on the famous radio personality but when she finally uncovers a secret that could destroy Ross’s reputation, she faces losing her job or losing the fairy-tale ending she didn’t even know she wanted.

The Cinderella Makeover

Chic fashion photographer Francesca St. James agrees to work as a “fashion fairy godmother” on a new reality TV show, but she doesn’t agree to falling for one of the contestants. Tech company CEO Greg just needs some help transforming himself enough to find his happily ever after, and butting heads with his high-and-mighty fairy godmother isn’t in his plan. The two couldn’t be more different, but as Greg transforms into the smoking-hot, confident guy he was always meant to be, will his makeover find him his one true love?

The Cinderella Seduction

Four months ago, Nick’s bachelor-style life was turned upside down. Now the sole parent to a seven-year-old daughter he never knew existed, Nick doesn’t have time for pleasure. But he hadn’t factored in Stefanie or the intense attraction he’d feel for her. As her seduction heats up, so do the stakes, both professionally and romantically. Can he let business go long enough to allow Stefanie into his heart?

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Book Tours: Guest Post for Burn

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I’m hosting a guest post by Danae Samson, author of horror / thriller “Burn”. Thanks for writing a guest post for my blog, Danae, and welcome to my website.

Guest Blog Post

Writing has always been a part of my life in one way or another.  I began keeping a diary when I was seven years old and by the time I was eleven, I felt the need to expand my effort and thus started my first novel.  I believe it is the consistency with which I have pursued writing that has aided my development as a writer.  However, that is not to say that I have never experienced a lull in creativity.  As with any art form, writing is sensitive to the happenings of my life and often suffers neglect when I am consumed with other things.  Time passes and the work goes unattended.  A sense of guilt develops every time I open my laptop to do something other than write.  I should always find the time, I scold myself.  Writing has been good to me.  It has given me voice to my imagination, enriched my life creatively, and fed me in a way unparalleled by anything.  Then one morning, for no reason predetermined or obvious, I start a new line.  Then another, and another.  I am writing again.  One day turns into two, then into a week, month, and suddenly the rhythm is back, charged and ready.  I am reminded, once again, that writing is never truly absent, but rather always waiting, hoping to be pursued and ignited.

About Burn

Burn Front CoverTitle: Burn

Author: Danae Samson

Genre: Thriller, Horror

From the pen of Danae Samson, author of the terrifying debut, LAMENT HILL, comes her follow-up novel, BURN: The Casual Slaughters of Simon Green.

Violence comes to the small Californian college community of Riverhearst as a group of students and teachers are forced to confront a sociopathic killer targeting students.  But what is more frightening is that this killer appears to be one of their own…

Prepare to experience the neuroses and the casual slaughters of Simon Green.

Prepare to experience the horror of a town BURN!

Author Bio

DANAE SAMSON - AUTHOR OF BURN & LAMENT HILLBorn in Southern California and educated in Portland, Oregon, Danae Samson’s debut novel, Lament Hill, is a testament to her life on the west coast. Samson received her Bachelors and Masters degree from Portland State University and went on to teach English at four colleges in California and Washington. In 2011, Samson decided to pursue her writing full time and signed with Media Aria CDM in the spring of that year. In addition to the release of Lament Hill, Media Aria CDM will publish Samson’s second novel, Burn: The Casual Slaughters of Simon Green in 2013. Samson has recently finished her third novel, also a work of fiction, and has begun the construction of a fourth manuscript. Samson currently lives in Carlsbad, California.

Links

MediaAria CDM’s website: www.mediaaria-cdm.com

MediaAria CDM’s profile on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8792972-mediaaria

Danae Samson’s profile on MediaAria CDM: http://www.mediaaria-cdm.com/danae-samson/

Danae Samson’s profile on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5754149.Danae_Samson?from_search=true

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (49)

itsmondayIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. It’s where book bloggers gather to talk about what books they read and reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way for me to plan my reading week, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading.

Finished Reading

Currently Reading

   

What are you reading this week?

  • Book Spotlight: Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door

    mrvirileTitle: Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door
    Genre: Romance
    Author: Gwen Hayes
    Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
    Pages: 67
    Language: English
    Format: Ebook

    Online virile.com dating columnist Dane Martin has no plans to give up his reign as bachelor extraordinaire. He has a reputation to uphold, especially with the upcoming release of his book Coming on Strong.

    Holly Winters, everyone’s favorite girl next door, thanks to her blog of the same name, gives advice, but she doesn’t always take it. When she meets Dane Martin, every fiber of her being warns her to turn tail and run. Instead, she risks her future as an authority on relationships, jeopardizing her upcoming self-help book for women struggling to find commitment among the Virile sycophants.

    Has the Girl Next Door tamed the most Virile man alive, or is she just another notch on the bedpost?

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    About Gwen Hayes

    Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero, their children, and the pets that own them. She writes stories for teen and adult readers about love, angst, and saving the world.

    Gwen’s first novel, Falling Under, was released in March of 2011 by NAL/Penguin and followed up by the sequel, Dreaming Awake, in January of 2012.

    In addition to writing, Gwen is a freelance editor at www.fresheyescritique.com and is Editorial Director of Scandalous Books, an imprint of Entangled Publishing www.entangledpublishing.com.

    She is represented by Jessica Sinsheimer of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency.

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    Book Review: Not Forgotten by Donna M. Zadunajsky

    Barren Tree Church Flyer and CD TemplateTitle: Not Forgotten
    Author: Donna M. Zadunajsky
    Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
    Rating: Did not finish
    Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

    Twenty-six years later, Deanna Iris and her son move back to the town she grew up in, back where her secret began and where her life changed forever.

    Unpacking boxes, she receives a call from Officer Bates stating that her sister and son were in a car accident and are in critical condition. Upon arriving at Mendota Community Hospital, she is approached by Officer Bates, who takes her in to see them.

    Sitting with her son Brent, who is unconscious, and her sister Shelia, who suffers from a head injury and is in a coma, Deanna meets their doctor for the first time. Is it Dr. Sheldon’s face that reminds her of someone she knew? Could it be possible that her dead daughter from twenty-six years ago could now be alive?

    After meeting with a friend who knew about her secret and who is later found murdered, Deanna receives a note in her mailbox telling her to get out of town before what happened to her friend will happen to her. What transpired all those years ago and who is this mysterious woman she sees as she drives by her sister’s house? Will Deanna ever allow herself to be loved? Or will searching for the answers to her past lead to her death?

    Not Forgotten had a good premise, but failed to deliver in almost every way. This book needs some serious editing.

    As for the plot, main character Deanna moves back into the house she grew up in. Ever since a faithful nigth when she was a teen, her family has never been the same, and she wants to get to the bottom of what happened. There’s some murder and mayhem, and terrible secrets in the past. So far, so good.

    But the characters are flat and one-dimensional. We never get a good descrption of any of them, and we never figure out a lot of personality traits about them. Deanna is about as interesting as  cardboard figure.  The dialogue is unnatural, stiff, and sometimes completely unfitting.

    But the absolute worst has to be the editing. The book reads like a first draft, like nobody ever bothered to polish it up. The tenses switch every other sentence. Example:

    The kitchen sat in the far rear of the house, with the garage off to its side. I can picture my mother cooking us meals aand baking cookies and pies. 

    About a page later:

    “He’ll love our school”. Her smile faded, becoming a frown. I know she still blames me for our moving, but hope one day she will forgive me. I nodded.

    Then there’s all the telling instead of showing. Usually I barely notice these, but they’re so bad I had no choice but to notice them here. Some examples:

    I could feel the heat against my skin.

    I heard the car door slam shut.

    I felt as if someone was watching me so I began to search the room and then looked out the window above the sink.

    I watched her wipe the tears sliding down her face.

    Then there’s the overload of passive verbs, and the overuse of ‘said’.

    I was shaking. “I can’t lose him,” I said. 

    “No, I said shaking my head, in part to clear the haze of despair that was beginning to set in.

    All those examples are from the first 20 pages, so you know what you’re up against. It goes on like this through the rest of the book. Telling instead of showing, passive verbs, some weird verb use, tense confusion, etc.

    I wish I could’ve enjoyed the story, but the lack of editing kept me from fully focusing on it. Every time I became emerged into the story, I was thrown out of the narrative by one of the aforementioned editing flaws. These flaws, along with the flat characters, make the story impossible to read.

    After three years of reading and over 300 reviews, this is the first book I had to give up on. It pains me to say so, because I don’t like giving bad reviews, and because the story definitely had potential. But this one was a “did not finish” for me.

    If the author finds a good editor and has the book edited again, I’d gladly take a look. Until then, definitely not recommended.

    Book Review: Buried Secrets by Gary Cecil

    20498366Title: Buried Secrets
    Author: Gary Cecil
    Genre: Horror, Short Story
    Rating: 1 star
    Purchase: Amazon
    Review copy provided in exhcange ofr an honest review.

    *BURIED SECRETS* will keep you wondering to the very last page. At approximately 2,800 words, this spine-tingling horror tale is guaranteed to make you laugh and squirm, as the young couple realize… they’re not alone.

    Max and his wife, Megan, just moved into their new home. It’s a charming Victorian, that did not come with the typical Victorian price tag. Sure, it needed some paint thrown on here and there, but soon–with a baby on the way–it would be the perfect home for their family.Things quickly begin to change, though. They hear things at night, and even feel things crawling in their sheets.

    But that’s not the worst of it. There’s a foul smell in the air sometimes, and something even fouler in the basement.Something smells, licks, and lingers in the walls and down in the basement. When the power goes out, Max goes into the basement to find the breaker, and what he finds, is something much worse.*Can the young couple survive this horrible fate? Or… are some secrets just too damned evil to be kept buried alive?

    Buried Secrets had potential, but the execution is flawed, and overall, the story is pretty ‘meh’. There’s an introduction at the start, “About Buried Secrets” which intends to give us some back story, but which serves to almost immediately deny the reader any fear they might’ve felt while reading.

    The story is fairly typical, a little unoriginal. Couple moves into new home (which is actually a very old home), weird stuff starts to happen, and instead of acting like any normal person would, they still continue to live in the house, and pretend nothing is happening for a while. Why Hollywood and authors tend to think that if someone crawled on your sheets at night, you wouldn’t freak out and get the hell out of there, is beyond me. But apparently that’s not the way this works. Ignorance is bliss.

    The story is written in a weird font, like it was written with an old typewriter. At least that’s how it looks on my .pdf. Didn’t like it all, but okay, I’m willing to look beyond that.

    The dialogue is awkward and stiff, and there’s not enough detail about any of the characters to truly care about them. Instead of saying “can’t” and “it’s”, the author tends to say “cannot” and “it has”. Even in dialogue. This sounded unnecessarily stiff and formal. Examples:

    “I cannot wait for Kevin to enjoy it, too.”

    “It has been the longest day, babe.”

    I have the feeling this story is the author’s first attempt to write a story. It’s not all bad. The plot could be interesting, but the writing needs a lot of work. There’s a reason why they say you shouldn’t publish your first book or story, no matter how good you think it is. I’m not sure the author hired an editor, but if he did, that editor should’ve told him the book needed work.

    The characters are flat. They have no personality. Even in short stories, you should at least make us care about the characters. The story jumps from point a to b without much explanation. Some scenes are irrelevant, others that should be relevant, are simply skipped.

    Overall, I’d lie if I say I enjoyed the story. It had potential, but misses every ball. With a good editor, another round of revisions, and some polishing, it could become interesting though.

    Book Review: The Howling Heart by April Bostic

    SONY DSCTitle: The Howling Heart

    Author: April Bostic

    Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

    Age Group: Adult (18+)

    Rating: 4 stars

    Purchase: Amazon

    Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

    Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

    Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

    Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

    I find werewolf stories usually to be less interesting as vampires / witches, mostly because they tend to have pretty basic core, and little originality. The Howling Heart proved me very, very wrong. The author has been inspired by Norse culture and ancient folklore to craft a rather impressive werewolf legend that definitely ranks high on the originality ladder.

    Paige, our main character, had it all. Climbing the corporate ladder three steps at a time, so to speak, she thought life couldn’t get any better. It ended up getting a lot worse. Her Dad passed away, and in an attempt to deal with her grief, she travels to the cabin he left for her in his will, a remote cabin far away from civilization, which her family visited sometimes when she was younger.

    The setting is a small, remote village. I love those kind of villages, old and traditional, tucked away from the rest of the world, where everyone knows everyone. The setting was described well, and I immediately felt like I could picture the scenes.

    Added in is, of course, an alpha male, Riley Gray. I usually tend to dislike the alpha male trope because for some reason, these alphas always act like they’re superior to everyone. Riley doesn’t really act that way though. He’s protective, he likes to take charge, and he’s very good at charming people, but he lacks most of the personality traits I tend to dislike about alphas.

    This book is a gritty read, and you know, wolves will be wolves, so the action in the bedroom (and other places) is always a bit on the rough side. I’d definitely recommend keeping this book away from minors.

    I enjoyed the plot, characters, setting, and the writing as well. A solid read.

    Book Spotlight Sweet Southern Betrayal

    sweetsouthernTitle: Sweet Southern Betrayal
    Genre: Romance
    Author: Robin Covington
    Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
    Pages: 161
    Language: English
    Format: Ebook

    Privileged and ambitious attorney Teague Elliott is on the fast-track to getting everything he wants. All he has to do is stay on the straight and narrow and a high-profile political career is his for the taking. Until he wakes up naked with a Vegas showgirl…

     Risa Clay has worked hard to put her showgirl past behind her and start fresh. But she owes ten grand to the wrong people, and to pay off her debt, she agrees to betray a stranger. . .but she ends up with a husband and guilty conscience.

     Savvy and determined, she double-crosses the mob, goes on the run, and turns up on Teague’s doorstep armed with a dangerous secret, a marriage license, and the power to ruin his well-planed future. She thought using Teague again would be easy, but the passion that exploded between them in Vegas didn’t stay in Sin City and betrayal is the last thing on her mind.

    Now Teague has to choose between the future he’s planned for all his life, or the one with Risa that he can’t turn away from.

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    About Robin Covington

    authorRobin Covington, who NYT Best Selling authors, Robyn Carr and Carly Phillips, said was their new “auto-buy author”, writes sizzling hot contemporary and paranormal romance.

    A Night of Southern Comfort, her best-selling debut novel was nominated for the RT Book Reviewers Choice Awards for Small Press and was touted by RT Book Reviews as bringing a “fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping — sex and danger”. When she’s not exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Joe Manganiello.

    Robin is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Washington and Maryland Romance Writers, a faculty member at Romance University, a member of The Naked Hero, and a contributor to the Happy Ever After blog at USA Today.

    You can find Robin on her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter (@RobinCovington).

    Robin lives in Maryland with her hilarious husband, brilliant children, a ginormous German Shepherd and the world’s cutest Corgi.

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