Saturday, July 30, 2016

4 Star Review for A Bridge Apart by Joey Jones

Title: A Bridge Apart
Author: Joey Jones
Published Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Page Count: 222


A Bridge Apart is a remarkable love story that tests the limits of trust and forgiveness... 

In the quaint river town of New Bern, North Carolina, at 28 years of age the pieces of Andrew Callaway’s life are all falling into place. His real estate firm is flourishing and he’s engaged to be married in less than two weeks to a beautiful banker named Meredith Hastings. But when Meredith heads to Tampa, Florida – the wedding location – with her mother, fate, or maybe some human intervention, has it that Andrew happens upon Cooper McKay, the only other woman he’s ever loved. 

A string of shocking emails lead Andrew to question whether he can trust his fiancĂ©, and in the midst of trying to unravel the mystery he finds himself spending time with Cooper. When Meredith catches wind of what’s going on back at home, she’s forced to consider calling off the wedding, which ultimately draws Andrew closer to Cooper. Andrew soon discovers he’s making choices he might not be able, or even want, to untangle. As the story unfolds, the decisions that are made will drastically change the lives of everyone involved, and bind them closer together than they could have ever imagined.


A friend of mine sent me this book. She knows I love reading and finding new authors. As a North Carolina native myself, I has happy to find out that this is a NC author. I'm glad she sent me this book because I loved it.  A Bridge Apart is Jones' debut novel. Jones pulls from his surroundings in North Carolina to create this love story. This is reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks, another North Carolina native, who has a similar writing style. 

The book had a rocky start. The author began the book being over-descriptive but as the story progressed it leveled out. The story is told through multiple POV's. Multiple characters lives are intertwined, thus giving us multiple POV's. The author does a great job in keeping them organized. 

The romance is between Andrew and the woman he must choose. Will it be Meredith, the woman he is engaged to, or will it be Cooper, a woman from his past. You think you know who he will choose until the unexpected happens and it forces Andrew to see who he truly loves. The love story told here isn't told with graphic sex scenes and language. It's a clean romance but it is one that will definitely keep you intrigued. It has suspense and mystery, along with the anticipation of who he will choose. 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I felt that the author did a wonderful job in telling Andrew's story. Based on this book, the author should find great success in this writing genre. I can't wait to find out what books the author has in the works. 

4 out of 5 Stars

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Cover Reveal Plus Giveaway from author Renee Dyer

Title: He Loves Me Healthy, He Loves Me Not
Author: Renee Dyer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Forever Red Publishing

It’s a strange little word about to change Nick and Brenna St. James’ world forever.
Brenna was raised to believe love conquers all. Losing piece after piece of herself causes her to waver in her beliefs. Insecurities abound and she can’t stop wondering if Nick can love the person she is now. Is it fair to ask him to?
Nick wants a do over. To go back to a time before Brenna was sick, before everything changed. But genies don’t exist, life doesn’t grant wishes, and time machines haven’t been invented. All he can do is follow his heart...and his heart wants Brenna.
Together, they have to face a battle they never imagined. 
When fighting is all you have left… 
When love can't heal everything… 
When life rests in the balance of the unknown...
When their vows, “…in sickness and in health”, are put to the test… 
Will Nick and Brenna be able to fight through the odds stacked against them, or will everything come crumbling down?
Love is stronger than anything. It can conquer all. We hear this all the time growing up. This book is a story that takes you on a journey through a couple’s life as they find out exactly how strong their love is. When Brenna finds out she has a brain condition, their everyday, happy life gets thrown into a tailspin. Together, Nick and Brenna have to brace for the impact of the multitude of changes this condition and the surgeries that ensue, bring their way. They go through ups and downs as they try to figure out who they have become as they each change from the impact of Brenna having Chiari. It’s a raw and realistic story, but one that will have the reader taking stock of their own life, grabbing for the person next to them, and coming out understanding that love is always worth fighting for.
From a young age Renee Dyer had a love of writing, starting with a doodle pad at age four that soon turned into journals and later computer documents. Poetry became short stories and short stories became a novel. Although she's surrounded by males all day having three sons, a husband and a hyperactive chocolate lab, she still finds time to be all woman when she escapes into the fantasy of reading and writing romance. That is, until she needs male perspective and garners eye rolling from her husband. She's a true New Englander. You'll find her screaming profanity at her TV while the Pats play and cuddling under blankets during the cold seasons (which is most of them) reading a good book. To her snow is not a reason to shut things down, only a reason to slow down and admire the beauty. Ask her questions and she'll answer them. She's an open book, pun fully intended.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Series Recap Tour & Giveaway - Anna Butler - Taking Shield Series

Series Recap Tour & Giveaway - Anna Butler - Taking Shield Series

Gyrfalcon (Taking Shield #1)

Earth’s last known colony, Albion, is fighting an alien enemy. In the first of the Taking Shield series, Shield Captain Bennet is dropped behind the lines to steal priceless intelligence. A dangerous job, and Bennet doesn’t need the distractions of changing relationships with his long-term partner, Joss, or with his father—or with Flynn, the new lover who will turn his world upside-down. He expects to risk his life. He expects the data will alter the course of the war. What he doesn’t expect is that it will change his life or that Flynn will be impossible to forget.

Heart Scarab (Taking Shield #2)

Telnos is an unpleasant little planet, inhabited by religious fanatics in the festering marshlands and unregistered miners running illegal solactinium mines up in the hills. But the Maess want Telnos, and Shield Captain Bennet’s job is to get out as many civilians as he can—a task that leaves him lying on Telnos while the last cutter of evacuees escapes in the teeth of the Maess invasion.
  Bennet is listed missing in action, believed dead on a planet now overrun by Maess drones. His family is grieving. His long-term partner, Joss, is both mourning and guilt-ridden. And Fleet Lieutenant Flynn? Flynn is desolate. Flynn is heart-broken…no. Flynn is just broken.

Makepeace (Taking Shield #3)

Returning to duty following his long recovery from the injuries he sustained during the events recounted in Heart Scarab, Shield Captain Bennet accepts a tour of duty in Fleet as flight captain on a dreadnought. The one saving grace is that it isn’t his father’s ship—bad enough that he can’t yet return to the Shield Regiment, at least he doesn’t have the added stress of commanding former lover Fleet Lieutenant Flynn, knowing the fraternisation regulations will keep them apart.
  Working on the material he collected himself on T18 three years before, Bennet decodes enough Maess data to send him behind the lines to Makepeace, once a human colony but under Maess control for more than a century. The mission goes belly up, costing Albion one of her precious, irreplaceable dreadnoughts and bringing political upheaval, acrimony and the threat of public unrest in its wake. But for Bennet, the real nightmare is discovering what the Maess have in store for humanity.

It’s not good. It’s not good at all.

Author Bio: 

Anna was a communications specialist for many years, working in various UK government departments on everything from marketing employment schemes to organizing conferences for 10,000 civil servants to running an internal TV service. These days, though, she is writing full time. She recently moved out of the ethnic and cultural melting pot of East London to the rather slower environs of a quiet village tucked deep in the Nottinghamshire countryside, where she lives with her husband and the Deputy Editor, aka Molly the cockerpoo.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

**Sale** Butcher Boys Complete Box Set by Max Henry

Title: Butcher Boys Complete Box Set
Author: Max Henry
Genre: Romantic Suspense

“It was dark and gritty and I just couldn’t help but be addicted to each page, desperate to find out everything as quick as possible.” - Louise, Seraphim Reviews

A murder that’s not as straight forward as it seems. A crew of hit men whose world is about to get a little bit darker …
When one of their own is killed in cold blood, the Butcher Boys are forced to look outside their circle of trust for help. Estranged families, histories buried, and alliances with the people they least expect to have on side—the Fallen Aces MC. What starts as a journey for revenge, ends as a bloody drug-fuelled war for survival.
In a world of brutal paybacks and ruthless bartering, can there be room for love? Or will the lawless life they lead bear too much pain for the heart to overcome?
Devil You Know
Devil on Your Back
Devil May Care
Devil in the Detail
Devil Smoke

Max is the author of dark, and highly emotional romance. Her Butcher Boys series is centered around a group of ex-street kids who have teamed up with an indebted motorcycle club to take down a notorious drug lord. And her new series, the Fallen Aces MC, is a spin-off from this dark and dangerous world. Her writing has been described as 'gripping', and 'addictive', taking you on an 'emotional roller coaster ride'. Originally born and bred in New Zealand, Max now resides with her family in beautiful and sunny Queensland, Australia. Life with two young children can be hectic at times, and although she may not write as often as she would like, Max wouldn't change a thing. When she's not engrossed in her dark and twisted fictional worlds, she can be found enjoying the outdoors while 4wd-ing with her family.