Friday, October 19, 2018

Book Review: Cowboy Christmas Jubilee by Dylan Crush

Cowboy Christmas Jubilee by Dylann Crush

Publisher & Release: Sourcebooks Casablanca, October 30, 2018

Time and setting:  Present Day, Texas

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length:  384 Pages

Heat Level: 1 Flame

Rating: 4.25 Gold Crowns

Book Description: 

Merry Christmas from your new friends in Holiday, Texas:
The most celebratory town in the South!
When Jinx Jacobs's motorcycle breaks down outside Holiday, Texas, the last thing she wants is to get stuck in the cheery little town, especially during the holidays. The whole place has gone Christmas crazy, but all she has to do is stay out from under the mistletoe—and do her best to keep that unnervingly attractive cop off her back.
Single dad and sheriff's deputy Cash Walker doesn't have time for romance, and yet something about the tempting loner twists his stomach up tighter than a tangle of tinsel. He may have finally found the missing piece in his life...but with Jinx so determined to avoid putting down roots, convincing her to stay may just take a Christmas miracle.
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This is the first book I have read by Dylann Crush, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, the book description intrigued me, and I always love Christmas stories, especially one with a child. I was not disappointed! My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

I loved Cowboy Christmas Jubilee from the first page to the last. Ms. Crush’s writing is emotional and pulled at my heartstrings a lot. The plot is intriguing and kept me flipping the pages on my Kindle, waiting for what would come next. This one has a bit of a mystery to solve which is always fun. It’s a joy to read a novel where I fall in love with both characters immediately.

Jinx Jacobs is an interesting character. Her sweet and generous nature does not fit her outward appearance in the least, which made this story even better. She is a cross between spunky and waif with her sad backstory and her determination to never show any vulnerability. She clearly craves love but does not want anyone to know.

Cash Walker is a great hero. He loves his family and his little girl fiercely and would protect them with his life. He’s a true warrior at heart. When he finds he’s attracted to this mysterious stranger who clearly has plenty of secrets, he is unable to resist her.

The romance between Jinx and Cash is delightful. The chemistry between the pair sizzles. While they are opposites in so many ways, they are perfect for each other. Jinx so deserves to have such a good man. I’m so glad they found their happy ending.

If you enjoy Christmas romances with great characters, a quirky small town and an awesome plot, then you will love Cowboy Christmas Jubilee as much as I did. In fact, I liked this one so much, I just bought the audio version of the first book in this series. Happy reading!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Promo Blitz: Love Will Find a Way by Juanita Tischendorf

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Romance, Women’s Fiction
Date Published: September 2018

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Drake Parker is a young 45-year-old ambitious stockbroker who has gallbladder cancer and it is inoperable. He has maybe a year to live. His tan skin, white teeth, and crooked smile have been his trademark, but now after days of being a shut-in, he can barely recognize the face staring back at him. That’s when he determines it’s time to accept the inevitable. That is also when he makes his bucket list of things he wants to do.

Trinity Hunter is every inch the image of the successful businesswoman with the extra appeal of long hair, almond-shaped eyes, and dimples on her high cheekbones. This camouflage softens a fast-talking take charge businesswoman who is pushy, but fun-loving and sure of herself until she finds out she has a rare cancer, desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor. The cancer has advanced and she is given a year to live.

Parker determined not to give in to depression and self-pity begins work on his bucket lists and on an outing, is run over by the free-spirited Trinity Hunter who is out for a jog on the Lake Ontario boardwalk. The two enjoy a very powerful romance until Parker accidentally learns that Trinity has been keeping a secret from him: She too is dying of terminal cancer.

Two lonely people, both terminally ill, have a short-lived love affair, sharing a series of adventures in which they live out their childhood dreams.

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Drake Parker is a young 45 year old ambitious stock broker who is told he has gallbladder cancer and it is inoperable. When he asks, he is told he has maybe a year to live. His tan skin, white teeth and crooked smile has been his trademark, but now after days of being a shut in he can barely recognize the face staring back at him. That’s when he determines it’s time to accept the inevitable. That is also when he makes his bucket list of things he wants to do.

Trinity Hunter is every inch the image of the successful business woman with the extra appeal of long hair, almond shaped eyes and dimples on her high cheek bones. This camouflage softens a fast-talking take charge business woman who is pushy, but fun loving and sure of herself until she finds out she has a rare cancer, desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor. The cancer has advanced, and she is given a year to live.

Parker determined not to give in to depression and self-pity begins work on his bucket lists and on an outing, is run over by the free-spirited Trinity Hunter who is out for a jog on the Lake Ontario boardwalk. The two enjoy a very powerful romance until Parker accidentally learns that Trinity has been keeping a secret from him: She too is dying of terminal cancer.

Two lonely people, both terminally ill, have a short-lived love affair, sharing a series of adventures in which they live out their childhood dreams.

About the Author

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Juanita Tischendorf has written several works of nonfiction books that include “Who Says I’m Small”, “The Madman, The Marathoner”, “Til Death Do Us Part?” and “An UnFair Advantage (A Murder In Oklahoma)” and the self-help book, “The Selfie, (Adolescent/Teen Girl Self Development)”.  She released her first fiction book “Body of Evidence” in 2016, and currently promoting her next book, “Playground In My Mind”.

Juanita completed a writing course at the University of Washington, has taken a James Paterson training course.  Juanita is a member of the Writers Guild of America.

Her achievements and awards include a career profile by Rochester’s “About Time Magazine, and a taped interview by the Syracuse NY cable TV  for “Successful Women in Upstate New York’’ segment.  She appeared on the WOKR-TV program entitled “Shades of Gray”, received the 2003 Editor’s choice award for outstanding achievement in poetry and is listed in the 1991 edition of “2000 Notable American Women”.

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Promo Blitz: The Secluded Village Murders by Shelly From

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Cozy Mystery
Date Published: September 2018
Publisher: BQB Publishing

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From a small secluded village in Connecticut to the English Countryside, readers are taken on a roller coaster of events and quirky characters as amateur sleuth Emily Ryder tries to solve a murder that everyone thinks was an accident.

For tour guide Emily Ryder, the turning point came on that fateful early morning when her beloved mentor met an untimely death. It's labeled as an accident and Trooper Dave Roberts is more interested in Emily than in any suspicions around Chris Cooper's death. For Emily, if Chris hadn't been the Village Planner and the only man standing in the way of the development of an apartment and entertainment complex in their quaint village of Lydfield, Connecticut, she might have believed it was an accident, but too many pieces didn't fit.

As Emily heads across the pond for a scheduled tour of Lydfield's sister village, Lydfield-in-the-Moor . . . she discovers that the murderer may be closer than she thought.

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Picking up speed, she passed the rows of Victorian houses with their pilastered front porches and attached shutters in homage to last century’s Colonial Revival. She’d grown up here, always lived here except for college and her transatlantic jaunts. But at this moment, her village might as well be a scattering of old photos.

Before she knew it, the rain was beating down harder, her wiper blades barely able to keep up. Among the nagging questions flitting through her mind was how could Miranda Shaw have suddenly gotten wind of her leaking roof? Or   did somebody just put her up to it, to get Chris rushing pell- mell in the rain so he would . . .

Emily eased her foot off the pedal, barely able to see through the downpour. She switched the wipers on high and kept her eyes on the road, intent on avoiding an accident.

Minutes later, she pulled into Miranda Shaw’s place at a slow but steady crawl. As she reached the circular drive, straining her eyes through the thwacking blades, she peered up two stories above the stone archway.

There she caught sight of the familiar gangly figure climbing higher toward the peak of an eight-sided turret. At a point where the grayish-blue slate, copper flashing, and a mullioned window merged, the figure suddenly became a shuddering blur.

Emily honked her horn, blasting as loud as she could. But it was too late. The figure flopped over and slid down the turret, glanced off the aluminum ladder and toppled like a broken doll.

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Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor, a writer of crime novels and books on theater and film. He is also a features writer for Gannett Media. His fiction includes Sun Dance for Andy Horn, Lilac Moon, Twilight of the Drifter, Tinseltown Riff, and Murder Run.  Among his works of non-fiction are The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. Moon Games is his latest foray into the world of crime and the amateur sleuth. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Promo Blitz: The Gate to Eden by Cathy McDavid

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The Gate to Eden and Christmas in Paradise Box Set
Historical Romance, Western Romance, Holiday Romance
Published: August 2018

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Bringing back the old west — a box set for lovers of western historical romances. Two great, award-winning reads from NY Times bestselling author Cathy McDavid.

The Gate to Eden

STEALING HIS HEART. Crack shot Maddie Campbell isn't your ordinary thief. She'll do she'll do anything to insure the safety and survival of her young daughter and the three hundred other widows and orphans left homeless and penniless after a horrific mining accident—including convincing those responsible for the accident to "donate" to the cause. Maddie and her merry band have been getting cleanly away with their thefts until the day former sheriff Scott McSween arrives in town.

He's been hired by the mining company owner to bring an end to the crime spree. Despite her efforts to throw him off track, he's convinced Maddie is connected to the robberies. Determined to draw out all her secrets, he plies her with soft caresses, passionate kisses, and nights spent exploring her body in ways no man has previously dared. But when confronted with a truth that can't be denied, Scott must choose between the woman he loves and the law he's sworn to uphold.

Christmas in Paradise

The 1916 holiday season doesn't make everyone in the desert community of Paradise, Arizona happy. Millie Berinhard dreams of an impetuous suitor who will sweep her off her feet with grand gestures. Steady, dependable William Dunlap is nothing like Millie's ideal man. Or is there more to him than meets the eye?

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Edenville, Arizona Territory


THADDEUS NEWLIN DIDN'T LIKE prostitutes. He'd worked too hard and too long building his empire only to risk losing it by succumbing to some dreadful disease acquired from a barroom whore.

He did, however, like women and partook of their pleasure as often as his pressing schedule allowed. Young women with long hair, ample curves, and clear skin were his preference. And innocent — if only in looks. No soiled doves ever found their way beneath his blankets.

His secretary, Zachariah Forrester, had assumed the task of procuring this evening's entertainment, as he always did when the mood for companionship struck Thaddeus. Mr. Forrester recruited from the residences and ranches of whatever town they happened to be visiting. As times were tough and money tight, he seldom encountered any difficulty locating a willing female who fit his boss's exacting specifications. Then, like all good secretaries, he conveniently disappeared for several hours after escorting the young woman to the steps of Thaddeus's private railroad car. Neither did he ask any bothersome questions at the end of the night, regardless of the woman's disheveled condition.

“Very nice,” Thaddeus said as he watched the pretty little thing standing in front of him slip the narrow sleeves of her camisole off her pale shoulders. Mr. Forrester had done well tonight, and Thaddeus considered giving his secretary a bonus.

“I ain't never been with a man like this before,” the woman said shyly, lowering her eyes to the richly carpeted floor. “You're my know.”

Thaddeus doubted the truth of her statement. She might not be a prostitute in the strictest sense of the word, but she'd certainly done this before. The large nipples visible through the material of her camisole and the roundness of her belly attested to previous childbirth. Not that Thaddeus cared. In fact, he preferred experienced women. Just not worldly.

“You don't have to be nervous, my dear.” He played along with her pretense. “I promise to be gentle.” And he would be gentle. Until the end.

She lifted one stocking clad foot and placed it on the edge of the pinstriped settee, near to his leg. Thaddeus felt himself stirring and smiled. He might be past his prime and have only half the hair atop his head he did at twenty, but he'd not yet lost his ability to perform.

Reaching out a large hand, he stroked her smooth, and surprisingly muscular, calf. “Why don't we see what we can do about removing this stocking?”

The woman — he couldn't quite remember her name — pressed a knuckle to her lips. “It were a long walk here from my place. Can I use the...the...chamber pot first?” It clearly pained her to have to ask for the convenience.

“Of course. It's in there.” He pointed toward a door leading to his sleeping quarters.

She ducked behind the door, quiet as a mouse. No sense wasting time, Thaddeus thought and kicked off his boots. Next, he stood, removed his pants, and tossed them aside. They landed haphazardly on the elegant cherry wood rocker he'd had shipped all the way from Boston last year. By the time he completed undressing, he'd begun to wonder what was detaining his lovely guest.

Wearing only his long underwear, he walked to the door of his sleeping quarters and knocked. “Are you all right, my dear?”

His only answer was a soft scuffling sound.

“Hello.” He knocked again, and the brass knob twisted. Thaddeus smiled and moved away from the opening door. “There you are.”

“So, I am.”

The door swung wide, and the smile on Thaddeus's face died as the end of a Colt revolver was jammed into his protruding gut.

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As a sophomore in high school, NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-four titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins is newly married to her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world three years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or wield hammers while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

The Clan of the Wolf, a Native American Romance

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The Clan of the Wolf, Book 2
Historical Romance, Native American Romance
Date Published: June 2018
Publisher: PK&J Publishing

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He saved her life, then stole her heart….

To escape an arranged marriage, Mia Carlson, daughter of a U.S. senator, instead elopes with the man she loves. As they are escaping from her Virginia home, heading west, their wagon train is brutally attacked, leaving Mia alone and in grave danger. Rescue comes from a most unlikely source, a passing Lakota scouting party, led by the darkly handsome Indian, Brave Wolf.

Although Brave Wolf has consented to guide Mia to the nearest trading post, he holds himself apart from her, for his commitments lie elsewhere. But long days on the trail lead to a deep connection with the red-haired beauty. Yet, he can’t stop wondering why death and danger stalk this beautiful woman, forcing him to rescue her time and again. Who is doing this, and why?

One thing is clear, however: Amid the flurry of dodging assassin bullets, Brave Wolf and Mia come into possession of a powerful love. But is it all for naught? Will Brave Wolf’s obligations and Mia’s secret enemy from the past finally succeed in the sinister plot to destroy their love forever?

Warning: Sensuous romance and cameo appearances of Tahiska and Kristina from the book, Lakota Surrender, might cause a happily-ever-after to warm your heart.

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The Clan of the Wolf, Book 1
Publisher: PK&J Publishing
Published: February 2018


Refusing to believe the rumors that the European prince she was forced to marry had died in a far-off land, the princess, Sierra, sets sail to America, bent on revenge and determined to learn the truth. Because she will require a scout to guide her through the wilderness, she calls in a favor from the man who had betrayed her long ago, the man she had once loved deeply and had hoped to wed, the noble Cheyenne scout, High Wolf.

Many years before, a European prince had invited High Wolf to travel an ocean and as a brother, to live as a member of the royal family. There High Wolf had fallen in love with the princess, Sierra. But instead of an engagement and the planned wedding, the princess had treacherously married his friend, the prince. Betrayed and broken-hearted, High Wolf sailed back to America, determined to forget the princess. But a promise given to her years earlier brings her back into his life, igniting a desire he must resist, for to surrender to her again is unthinkable.

Forced into one another’s company, with the threat of life or death around every corner, overcoming their prejudice might be their only means of survival. But can either of them trust in a love, once betrayed? Or will their past force them apart again, this time forever?…

This book has been previously published.

Warning: A sensuous romance that might fan the flames of desire. Be warned. You might fall in love all over again.


Snarl, yelp, snap!

          What was that?


          Fear washed through her. Was she in trouble?

          “Mr. Lakota?”

          No answer.

          She swung around to glance back in the direction where she’d left him. But where was he?

          Panic consumed her. Had he left her?

          “Mr. Lakota!” She called again. Then, louder yet. “Mr. Lakota, where are you?”

          Nothing... No answer...

          “Mr. Lakota?”

          “I” The tone of his voice was deep, reassuring, but farther up the slope.

          Relief swept through her. Still, it took several moments before she was able to respond, saying, “Where? I still don’t know where ‘here’ is.”

          With that masculine grace which seemed to be as much a part of his stride as was his careful pace, he stepped out from the tall grasses that grew at the top of the coulee.

          “Oh, there you are.” She looked up. “But how did you get up there?”

          “I climb. Did you not see...wolf?”

          “No, I—“

          “Wolf hungry...crazy. Watching you.”

          She caught her breath before she uttered, “A wolf, looking at me as though I were what?  Food?”

          “Could be. Had to...kill him. Not like to kill a wolf.”

          “But how did you know there was a wolf there? Or that there was any danger at all?”

          “My...duty to know.”

          “Yes, yes. However, I still don’t understand how you could be aware that there was--” She cut herself off short, and paused. “You were so intent on building that lean-to. How do you do that?  How do you know of happenings far away from you?”

          He shrugged as he stepped down the slope and came down farther into the coulee. “I am...toƞwéya, scout.

          He said these words as though they alone explained the world around them from his point of view. And when she encouraged him to expand upon that a little, and said, “Yes...?” he did little more than nod at her.

          “Hear wolf growl?” he asked.

          “Yes, but—”

          “Wolf…pounce...on you before I kill? Spit and...howl? Bite you?”


          His expression didn’t change at all, as he said, “Wolf…rabid. Out of...mind. Had to kill.”

          The wolf was rabid?

          All at once, the enormity of the danger she’d been in struck her. She swooned, but he’d come to stand close to her, and, clutching hold of his arm, she steadied herself.

          “If it had bitten me, then I would surely die a most horrible death.” She swallowed hard and continued to speak as though the words were drawn from deep within her soul. “I am obliged to you once again, Mr. Lakota. I—I hardly know how to repay you.”

          “No...claim on me,” he said. “It my...duty.” He touched her hand where she still gripped his arm, and he loosened her fingers. But as soon as she stood on her own, her knees buckled under her, and she fell.

          He caught her before she reached the ground, and, as his arms came around her, she gazed up into his eyes. They were the color of a crystal-blue sky and looked so foreign in contrast to the deeply tanned color of his skin. So strange a combination for an Indian.

          Then it happened. His head came down toward hers, and his lips were only a fraction of an inch from hers. She was ready for the embrace, and she opened her lips in anticipation of his kiss. But it never materialized.

          As though they had both turned to stone, neither one of them moved. Nor did either of them step away from the other. However, neither took action to close the miniscule distance between them.

          Her whole body was on fire, and she could barely speak as she asked, “Are you going to do it? Are you going to kiss me?”

          “I...dare not,” he whispered, and so close was he, she could feel the movement of his lips on her own as he spoke.

          She whispered, “For what you have done for me, I owe you much. If you wish to—”

          He put a single finger over her lips. “Do not say it. You...owe me nothing. If I...kiss you, because I want to kiss you, not because you…owe me anything.”

          “And do you want to kiss me?”

          “Hau.” He shut his eyes.

          “That word means yes?”

          He didn’t answer.

          “Do you not do it because of your pledge to Walks-in-sunshine?”

          Again, no answer.

          He let his arms fall from around her. With a deep breath, he stepped back from her, putting a little distance between them. When her knees wouldn’t stand under her weight and she stumbled, he quickly moved to catch her, but he placed no more than a single arm around her waist.

          He said, “No kiss...because one kiss not enough.”

          His words stirred her, caused her to realize that he was as moved by her as she was by him, and, in consequence, she might have gone to pieces and plunged to the ground altogether. She didn’t. But only because he held onto her so tightly.

          “These...words,” he continued, “we must not say to...each other. Long...trek. Must not...touch again.”


          “Forbidden,” was all he said.

About the Author

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Multi-published Author of American Indian Historical Romances, KAREN KAY has been praised by reviewers and fans alike for bringing insights into the everyday life of the American Indian culture of the past.  As Reviewer, Suzanne Tucker, once wrote, “Ms. Kay never fails to capture the pride, the passion and the spirit of the American Indian…  As in each and every one of her mesmerizing Indian stories, we’re moved beyond words.  We feel more, we understand better, we love deeper.  They are healing stories of hope, of tenderness, of forgiveness, of great beauty and awe.”

KAREN KAY, whose great-grandmother was a Choctaw Indian, is honored to be able to write about the American Indian culture.

“With the power of romance, I hope to bring about an awareness of the American Indian’s concept of honor, and what it meant to them to live as free men and free women.  There are some things that should never be forgotten.”

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Fall into a Romantic Mystery Tour: 3 Fabulous Romantic Suspense Authors

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With the temperature dropping and leaves turning colors, it’s time to get ready for the cool days of fall. And what better way to prepare for the long nights ahead than to download a great whodunit novel with a dash (or heaping helping) of romance. Below we have crafted a quiz to help you find your next great read, but be warned, the titles all have mysteries that need to be solved and villains that must be brought to justice. So grab a thick blanket, a cup of hot cocoa, and answer the following questions to discover which romantic mystery you will want to “fall” into next.

1. Where is your perfect romantic mystery set? 

a) In “small town USA”. The everyday setting makes the violent crimes all the more shocking. 

b) The rolling hills of Texas where there are lots of places to hide.

c) In a historic mansion near the choppy waters of Virginia, giving the story a Gothic feel.

2. I want to read about a heroine who is … 

a) hundred percent devoted to her family yet balanced enough to find success in her chosen career. 

b) … intelligent and diligent, with a pressing drive to help others. 

c) … currently in mourning after losing a loved one, but strong enough to take on any challenge.

3. Is your heroine in peril? 

a) She may face down a bad guy (or two), but thankfully her significant other is always there to guard her with his life. 

b) In my fictional world nobody is safe. NOBODY! 

c) The heroine doesn’t face physical danger, but her emotions take a severe beating as she learns terrible secrets from the past. 

4. When your heroine needs backup, who is she going to call? 

a) Her BF who just happens to be a private investigator that solves crimes for a living. 

b) A steely-eyed Texas Ranger who is known for delivering justice.

c) The town leader who is a successful businessman and pillar of the community. 

5. My ideal hero is....

a) ...totally and completely devoted to supporting his woman. 

b) ...dependable and incredibly strong, however, he has suffered a loss and every once in a while his vulnerability shows through. 

c) ...steadfast, principled, and dedicated to his community. 

6. When sitting down to read a mystery, the crimes should be… 

a) … studied in a clinical, professional manner.

b) … frequent and terrifying! I want something that keeps me up at night. 

c) … in the past. I like trying to figure out who the bad guy is instead of focusing on violence. 

7. When the last page of the book is read, I want to feel... 

a) … that second chances are not only real, but they can be incredibly joyous.

b) … a sense of deep satisfaction that justice has been found and order restored. 

c) … tremendous hope and optimism for the future. 


If you choose mostly As… then get ready to follow dedicated defense attorney Morgan Dane as she takes on her next case in Melinda Leigh’s What I’ve Done

Morgan has been hired to defend Haley Powell after the young woman wakes up in a pool of the victim’s blood. And while Haley has no memory of the night and no alibi, Morgan is sure that there is more to this crime than a simple case of murder. With the help of her private investigator boyfriend Lance Kruger, Morgan inches towards answers all the while dodging threats meant to keep her silent. 

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If you choose mostly Bs… then the lightning fast twists and turns of Mary Burton’s romantic suspense novel Cut and Runis just right for you. 

Medical examiner Faith McIntyre is used to investigating grizzly crime scenes, yet she is totally unprepared when faced with a barely-alive victim that looks EXACTLY like her. With no answers and nowhere else to turn, Faith teams up with her colleague-with-benefits Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden. Together they discover decades old crime scenes, as well as new victims of a serial killer. 

PreorderCut and Runby Mary Burton Here >> 


If you choose mostly Cs… then get ready to be transported to the windswept beaches where Mary Ellen Taylor sets her next release Winter Cottage

When heroine Lucy Kincaid loses her mother, she receives an unexpected inheritance—a lonely old estate big enough to hold the secrets of Lucy’s family. Why did her mother never mention the mansion or the sea swept town of Cape Hudson? Who is Lucy’s father? And why is there a (literal) skeleton on Lucy’s property? With more questions than answers, Lucy turns to handsome local Hank Garrison only to find he has a motive for wanting the Winter Cottage all to himself…

PreorderWinter Cottageby Mary Ellen Taylor Here >> 

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Cut and Run by Mary Burton

Publisher & Release: Montlake Romance, October 9, 2018

Time and setting:  Present Day, Austin, Texas

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Thriller

Book Length:  321 Pages

Heat Level: 1 Flame

Rating: 5 Gold Crowns

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Twin sisters separated by the past are reunited by unspeakable crimes in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton’s throat-clutching novel of suspense…
Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image—the twin sister she never knew she had.
Faith knew that she was adopted, but now she’s finding that her childhood concealed other secrets. Following the trail of clues Macy left behind, Faith and Texas Ranger Mitchell Hayden make a shocking discovery on an isolated country ranch—a burial ground for three women who disappeared thirty years before.
They weren’t the only victims in a killer’s twisted plot. And they won’t be the last.
As the missing pieces of Faith’s and Macy’s dark lives snap into place, Faith is becoming more terrified by what she sees—and by what she must do to save her sister and herself from the past.

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Vikki’s Musings

Cut and Run is another spine-chilling romantic suspense form, Mary Burton. I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, to read and review this book prior to publication. My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

This is a fast-paced story with plenty of mystery and intrigue. It kept me engaged from the first page to the last. The writing is fluid, the plot well planned and the characters are enthralling. Ms. Burton held her cards tight, and I was surprised when I found out who was behind the murders.
Faith’s character quickly earns my empathy as she goes about discovering the mystery of the unconscious woman lying at death’s door who is her identical twin. I loved her tenacity, even when it almost gets her killed.

Mitchell is the typical cool ranger, determined to solve the murders. He is drawn to Faith and is determined to gain her trust. While the romance is not the central theme of this spell-binding thriller, it is gently woven into the story. By the end of the novel, I truly wanted them to find their happy ending.

If you are looking for a novel that is hard to put down with plenty of action and mystery, then you will enjoy Cut and Run. I can’t wait to read the next book in this amazing series. I highly recommend this outstanding book. Happy reading!