Saturday, May 24, 2014


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The Rylee Everley Series

By S.M. Knowles

Young Adult ~ Paranormal Romance

Unusual Awakening

Book 1

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With tears and a tight hug, Rylee Everley’s dad left for Afghanistan with the Army Reserve. Since his deployment, her mom has been distant, her sisters are constantly fighting, and Rylee, at only thirteen years old, has to be the glue to keep them together. While her mother stays locked in her room, Rylee has been forced into the role of parent.

Now, two years later, a freak accident involving a bus at school promises to restore some normality to her family. In spite of not knowing how their father is, her mother is happy and her sisters don’t seem to fight as much as they used to. Rylee herself is seeing more of her friends and is even trying to sort out her own feelings about Brock Parker. However, something dark threatens to disrupt that normality for personal gain, and that darkness is willing to break every rule to get what it wants.

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*Review by Terri  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* 

The main character, Rylee Everley, is your typical teenage girl. Not quite ready to like boys but when a certain boy comes near, she gets that weird feeling in her stomach. That teenage boy is Brock Parker. The Everleys and the Parkers are very good friends.

Rylee's dad is in the Reserves and gets called up to go to Afghanistan. Her mother withdraws and she is primarily taking care of her younger twin sisters. A new girl comes to town and weird things start to happen. Hearing voices, seeing things, and strange dreams start coming to Rylee. Rylee must find the answer to why this is happening.

S.M. Knowles has written a very good mystery that is hard to put down. As soon as you think you know what will happen next, she throws you into another direction. I can't wait to read follow up novels to this one to find out all of the answers.

Awakening Dream

Book 2

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Since her father disappeared while in Afghanistan, Rylee Everley has been taking things one day at a time. After burying their friend over the summer, she and her friends returned to school for their junior year. While her friends are worried about career choices and the future, she hangs on to a secret. Witches exist, and they live here among us. She has been asked to help vanquish a half witch who has caused some problems with only a wisp trapped in a necklace to help her, her own manifesting gifts, and cryptic dreams to guide her.

To top it all off, her childhood friend, and crush, has been acting really strange ever since he started dating Adysin. He ditched the football team, and he acts like a totally different person. They were once so close, and now she finds herself missing him and feeling guilty for pushing him away. Is this just concern for a friend she’s feeling or could it be love? Can Rylee save her childhood friend from a witch who’s willing to go to any length and pay any price to keep him?

Rylee Everley Series by S.M. Knowles

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**Review by Terri**
I received a complimentary copy from the author an exchange for an honest review.  As I read Unusual Awakening, I didn't think that S.M. Knowles could dig any deeper into my emotions.  Boy was I wrong! She triggered the whole range of emotions. Some characters I really loved, others I really wanted to smack.  

This latest novel, Awakening Dream, continues with the story of Rylee Everley and her family and friends. She wants her best friend, Brock, away from that evil witch, Adysin.  But she seems to have some weird control over him.  She needs to figure it out before it is too late.  Again, her younger twin sisters, Ava and Zoe, are present but I would love to hear more about them.  I cannot wait until the 3rd book comes out.

This is such a wonderful YA series that I recommend to all who love YA or have younger readers

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Rylee Everley Series by S.M. Knowles

S.M. Knowles was born in Elmira, New York where she was swept away in a whirlwind to the Land of Oz--Independence, Kansas. Her parents were relocating for working opportunities and decided that this would be the perfect place to start new roots. Little did she know that this place would contribute to the inspiration for the first book she wrote in her Rylee Everley Series.

While growing up, S.M. would travel the roads around her house while imagining she was somewhere else. Her imagination would take her everywhere, making the long hot summer days seem shorter throughout her fantasies.

At the age of twelve, she decided to write her first book. Filled mostly with dialog, she filled up one-hundred pages, front and back. After taking the book downstairs to show her mom, and persuading her to buy her more paper, she excitedly ran back to her room. As she barreled through the door, S.M. tripped over items left on her floor, and her papers came raining down in her room. Discouraged, she stood there in tears, picking up her papers and throwing them in the trash. Her work had no organization, no numbers on her pages, just a child fulfilling a joy that she would put down and not pick up again.

When she became older, she joined the military for something different. In that time, she was able to explore many places and even met her husband in Iraq. After coming home, she started her family in Arizona and went back to school, earning a Master's degree in Adult Education and Training.

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A Breaking the Darkness Series Novella...

Dangerous pacts are made while magic and darkness are lurking around every corner. Even those with the purest intentions must make tainted choices to protect the ones they love.

Warning: This book is meant to be read after Taken, there are spoilers in this book.

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By Felicia Starr


Breaking The Darkness #1.5


Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly

Publication Date:

May 24, 2014


New Adult


Urban Fantasy



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Felicia Starr Author PictureAuthor Felicia Starr lives five miles from her favorite Jersey Shore destination with her amazingly supportive family. She loves to spend time creating special memories with her husband and two young boys.

Everyone expected her first publication to be a cookbook, but her love for writing has surpassed her love for cooking.

Felicia graduated magna cum laude from Kean University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a post baccalaureate in elementary education. She is a licensed real estate sales person, a certified yoga instructor, and most importantly, a stay-at-home mom.

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Friday, May 23, 2014


Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (A Rose Gardner Mystery) 

Author  Denise Grover Swank

Publication Date: June 24,2014

Book five in the USA Today Bestselling Rose Gardner series!

There’s no denying trouble finds Rose Gardner like a divining rod finds water, especially when Rose lands in the middle of a bank robbery. But after the robbers steal her deposit bag—containing a large amount of cash—she soon finds out that trouble is threatening her business as well, thanks to her sister Violet’s financial mismanagement,.

To top it off, Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Joe Simmons, has moved back to Henryetta to fill the chief deputy sheriff position. Rose’s involvement as a witness is the perfect opportunity for Joe to reinsert himself into her life. But Mason Deveraux, Fenton County Assistant District Attorney and Rose’s new boyfriend, has waited too long for Rose to give her up without a fight.

Rose’s pregnant best friend, Neely Kate, suggests they find the robbers using Rose’s visions and Neely Kate’s knowledge about everyone in town. The women are soon hot on the trail of the stolen money, but Rose is caught off guard when Neely Kate’s snoopiness detects the biggest complication of all: Rose might be expecting a baby of her own.




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Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons Book 2

Thirty and a Half Excuses Book 3

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Book 4

***COVER REVEAL*** FULL MOON by Jordan Deen

Lacey Quinn has been used, lied to and cheated out of the only thing she ever wanted: independence. Struggling with her newfound knowledge of being pack leader, Alex coming back into her life and the kidnapping of Lily’s mate—Matt—Lacey is faced with one of the biggest decisions of her life: fight or flight. While she knows running from the war will risk hers and Brandon’s lives, but staying means she would never have the life she wants and quite possibly never know a world without werewolves, witches and war.
Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always the first or most obvious choice. Lacey Quinn is about to challenge what everyone thinks is the right thing to do. Unfortunately for her, most will not agree with her decision or the painful outcome.
Sometimes, love means death.

Cover release: May 23rd.
Book Release Date: June 17th.

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***COVER REVEAL*** WILDCAT by Raine Storm



When sexy Dom Sebastian sees Ashley, he can’t seem to take his eyes off her. She will become his love. His pet. His slave. He’s cared for her since high school but he was different then. He was scrawny and geeky and unpopular. The only times Ashley knew he existed were the times when she was making fun of him. Ashley had been in control her entire life but things were about to change. Sebastian has been reunited with Ashley and is now intent on training her to become the obedient, submissive woman who will please his every need, his every whim.
Careful to conceal his identity, Sebastian hides behind a mask, hoping she doesn’t recognize him. Only there is something strangely familiar about his piercing baby blues. He doesn’t reveal his name to her, instructing Ashley to address him only as Sir. He often refers to her as Wildcat, the screen name she used to meet men online. Sebastian spends months training Ashley to submit, but his feelings for her often get in the way. He tries to remain tough because he has vowed to never love again, never let another woman hurt him, but there’s something different about Ashley. She makes him want to be a better man. There has always been a soft spot in his heart for Ashley. Can Sebastian learn how to truly love someone and can Ashley love a man she’s never really known?

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Author Interview

Name: Raine Storm
Age 33
Where are you from Lyndhurst, Ohio (near Cleveland)

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc I’ve always loved reading and
writing and feel that books give us all a chance to get away from reality for a bit. I also
really enjoy sports. I have spent some time coaching baseball and I love to watch my
beloved Cleveland teams on TV even if they usually let me down.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
My first erotic novel Wildcat will be coming out
later this month. I had always enjoyed writing psych thrillers but it’s been a lot of fun
expanding into the erotica genre.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
 I began writing when I was just a young
child. It’s always something I’ve been good at and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on my
writing but I also write because I absolutely love books. Especially real books. I collect

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
 I think I’ve always considered
myself a writer. There was a four year span where I quit writing because I received so
many rejection letters but once I heard about self-publishing I went back to be the person
I always have been, a writer.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
All the compliments on writing
inspired me to write my first and I’ve been writing them for as long as I can remember.
Last April I released my first novel. A psychological thriller called Hazed and Chained
and holding that first book of mine in my hand is one my life’s greatest moments to this

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
My style is that I’m a dark writer. I often
pride myself on shock factor and I’m not afraid to tell things like they are.

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
 I got the name Wildcat from a scene in the
movie speed when she was driving the bus and the bomber called her Wildcat.

Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
There are two
messages. One is that no matter how tough and closed off a man is the right woman can
change is thought process entirely and the other is that in order for any relationship to
work things need to be good in the bedroom. Communication is key to that. Don’t be
afraid to tell your partner what you want.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
It’s mostly fictional but there are a few
things I’ve taken from real life. I usually add some life experiences into my books. I’ve
definitely taken some things friends have said or done and put them into the book.

Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Some of
the sex scenes are from things I’ve tried with partners in real life yes.

Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
My favorite books are the
Catcher in the Rye, The Time Traveler’s Wife and Gone Girl. Catcher in the Rye is good
because the character is so brutally honest. Gone girl has a lot of shock factor which I like
because it’s a similar style of writing to mine and I feel it’s helped me improve my style
and Time Traveler’s Wife is a very well written love story. Not usually my thing but that
one got to me a bit.

Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I would
have to say Gillian Flynn just because of her style of writing, so brutally honest, dark,
suspenseful and shocking.

Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Currently reading Captive in the Dark by C.J.

Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
C.J. Roberts would be
that person. Not sure how new this author is but the author is new to me.

Fiona: What are your current projects?
 My current project is the Wildcat trilogy. Book
one will be out later this month and I also am looking into a re-release of Hazed and

Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members. My
friends are the ones who also kept me going, who always believed in my writing ability.

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career? Absolutely. Writing is definitely a career to me
and not a hobby.

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I would change some things in Hazed and Chained. I would put more detail in the sex
scenes and make the book a little longer.

Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Just from all the
compliments on my writing and loving to read from such a young age. My parents said I
was reading entire books at two years old so I think it was inevitable that books would be
a big part of my future.

Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us? My current book Wildcat
shows us Dom Sebastian attempting to train Ashley, a former dominatrix into
submission. He is tough, cocky and a little arrogant but develops a soft spot in his heart
for his sexy sub.

 Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Honestly
writing has never been all that challenging to me. It’s always been fun. The most
challenging thing is meeting deadlines and goals.

Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Gillian Flynn is my favorite but I also like James Patterson. Gillian writes dark books
with shock factor and James Patterson adds some good mystery into his books.

Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? I have yet to travel much
due to my writing but I’ve currently been setting up some public appearances so it looks
like I’ll be on the road quite a bit soon.

Fiona: Who designed the covers? I don’t currently have a cover designer though I’ve
spoken with a few in recent weeks.

Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book? The hardest part of writing Hazed
and Chained was writing Ray’s character. I could never be as sick and twisted as he was.
The hardest part of writing Wildcat is honestly that it’s tough to write erotica without
stopping because you are horny.

Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? What I learned
from writing any of my books is that there are still a lot more readers out there than I
thought, mostly female. This is definitely a good thing considering the spelling I’ve seen
in some text messages by the younger generation of late.

Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers? Read a lot and write a lot. Observe your
surroundings. Pay attention to facial features of people without staring at them. Pick up
on conversations around you. These are things you could use in your books.

Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Make sure to
leave reviews. That’s how we really make our living so we can support our own families.

Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read? The first book I read was called,
“Whole stole the Wizard of Oz.” It was about kids who searched for a library book that
had gone missing.

Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ? My hobbies are sports. I love being
athletic. I play tennis and coach baseball when I can. I try to stay active.

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching? I love the Blacklist and Law and
Order: SVU as well as King of Queens. My favorite movies are Back to the Future,
Speed and Cruel Intentions.

Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music I like Steak, Meatloaf and Tacos. Favorite color is
Orange. Kid Rock is my favorite singer/songwriter

Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done? Baseball player
for sure.

Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it? Yes. I’m on Tumbler. http://


Raine Storm is an author from Cleveland, Ohio
Raine Storm lives with his teenage son and has been writing for as long as he can remember. He has
always loved to read and write. He is the author of the upcoming erotic trilogy entitled the Wildcat
series in which Dom Sebastian will attempt to train former dominatrix Ashley into submission. Sebastian
is a tough man who has sworn that he will never love again but he begins to develop a soft spot for his
sexy sub. Raine also has written a psychological thriller entitled Hazed and Chained that is currently
available. Raine is a dark writer who prides himself on shock factor. When he is not reading or writing
he is coaching baseball or doing something else athletic such as playing tennis or running. He loves to be
active. Raine also enjoys communicating with his readers as often as he can and hopes to meet as many
as he can.

***COVER REVEAL*** RULES OF HARTE by Brooke Harris

Title: Rules of Harte (Harte, #1)
Author: Brooke Harris
Release Date: May 27, 2014


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Eva doesn’t want him, but she needs him. Julian doesn’t need anyone, but he wants her.

Evangeline Andrews is sassy and feisty, or at least she was – before; before she left New Jersey. She’s a different person in Dublin, and she’s trying hard to be normal here. But the office bitch, her nymphomaniac best friend, and the nice-guy-she’s-just-not-sure-about all threaten to complicate things. The social event of the year is looming. Everyone who’s anyone in the office will be at the masquerade ball. And Eva is invited, well instructed, to attend by her mysterious boss – or else! But she can’t go alone.

Julian Harte is a rich, powerful, Irish alpha with a fascination for games. He’s used to getting what he wants, at all costs. When Julian offers his services as an escort, Eva is about to learn the game is complicated and he doesn’t do loosing. Will Eva’s thick skin be enough to protect her when all the masks come down, or is she about to learn she’s not the only one wearing more than one mask?

Let the games begin…


*** Author note *** Brooke Harris is an Irish author, Rules of Harte is set in Dublin, with a cast of primarily Irish characters. It is not a violent book but there are questionable amounts of swearing, native sexual slang and explicit sex scenes. Julian Harte is Irish, he thinks Irish, acts Irish and says F*ck a lot. Eva Andrews is not. But she still says f*ck a lot. Please do not read if you are under 17. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this note xx
                        A phone number appeared on the screen. Nothing more. No picture, or bio or even a name. Eva tutted angrily. She hated clogged up, messy websites as much as the next person but this minimalist crap was ridiculous. She wasn’t about to phone some random stranger. The site was a waste of her time, and just made her feel more pathetic. She was about to shut the browser when an instant message popped up.

Julian: Curious?’-

Eva’s struggled to breathe. She was getting dizzy from her eyes darting around the office frantically, and the inside of her lip couldn’t handle much more chewing.

Julian: A little shy, are we?’-

Her fingers hovered over her keyboard. She wanted to reply; she just didn’t know what to say, or who she was saying it to.

Julian: Would you like my help?’-

Eva135: Do you always ask so many questions?’-

Julian: Do you?’-

Eva135: I’ve only asked one.’-

Julian: Is there more you would like to ask?’-

Eva pushed her chair back from her desk and tapped her pen on her knee. Well of course, she had questions. She had loads. Did this guy just wait around all day for women to click on his website? Who was he? How the hell does someone become an escort? Why the hell does someone become an escort?

Eva135: Ok. What’s your name?’-

Julian: Julian, I thought that was obvious.’-

Evangeline’s cheeks flushed. Even cyber conversation made her look stupid.

Eva135: How old are you?’-

Julian: Don’t be greedy, Evangeline. You’ve had your question. It’s my turn. Why do you want an escort?’-

Eva135: How do you know my name?’-

Julian: Again, Evangeline, if you would like an answer to your question you must answer mine first.’-

Eva stood up. Did he seriously expect an answer? She paced the floor dramatically and was only drawn back to her screen by the subtle tone of a new message.

Julian: Are you still there?’-

Eva135: Yes.’-

Julian: Good. I thought you had run away.Are you going to answer my question?’-

Eva135: I just answered one of your questions. It’s my turn again. Aren’t those the rules?’-

Julian: Feisty. I like that. And you understand rules. I like that even more. Okay, Evangeline let’s play by some rules.’-

Eva135: How do you know my name?’-

Julian: Your user name, it’s not hard to work out. Really, Evangeline. I find it hard to believe you don’t have a better question than that. I like you so I’m going to let you take another turn.’-

Eva135: Isn’t that against the rules?’-

Julian: My game, my rules. You’ve just used another question. It’s my turn.-‘

Evangeline poked herself in the knee with her pen. Damn he was good at this, but she had studied psychology for three years, there was no way she was going to let him beat her. She was ready to up her game.

Eva135: Okay, Julian. Your question.’-

Julian: Why do you want an escort?’-

Eva135: I don’t know if I do…’-

                        Julian is offline.


About the Author
Brooke is from Dublin, and even though she bitches about the weather, she’s proud to have shamrocks in her blood. Anyway, what would she do if she couldn't blame the rain for a bad hair day? She has too much of lots of things, kids, wine, books and shoes…luckily she loves them all to pieces.

Rules of Harte is her debut novel and it’s a little* on the filthy side.

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Icing on the Cake

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Series: Close to Home, Book 2 (may be read as a standalone)

Release Date: July 1, 2014




Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure

doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.

But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…



It’d been a year and a half since fate—or more specifically, car trouble and bad weather—had brought Conn and Nia together. In that time, there’d been several occasions where the Lawler and Chambers families had mixed. Sara hadn’t attended. Not even Christmas dinner at her sister’s house. Sara’s family didn’t make excuses on her behalf, nor did they seem upset. Instead they affectionately tossed around terms such as “free-spirited”and “nonconformist.”

Well, the free-spirited nonconformist better walk through the church doors, stat. Anybody who got in the way of his brother’s happiness, especially this weekend, would be answering to Curtis. Badge and handcuffs not required for that job.

“You didn’t bring a date for the wedding,”Conn said, interrupting Curtis’internal threats toward a woman he’d never met.

“Nah. With the wedding all the way up here, that would’ve meant spending an entire weekend together at the various family-bonding events. An invitation like that tends to send the ‘this is serious’message.”

Conn stretched his arms along the top of the church pew while nodding. “Gotcha.”

“Yeah.”Not that Curtis had anything against commitment. The right woman just hadn’t come along. Because he purposely kept busy with the wrong ones.

“Since you’re flying solo this weekend, I need a favor.”

“Spending tomorrow in a monkey suit isn’t favor enough? Especially after that overly friendly tailor at the tuxedo-rental place got a little too much enjoyment out of measuring my inseam?”

One of Conn’s patented grins took over his face. “Did you check the pockets yet? He might’ve slipped you his number.”

“Whatever, man.”He gave Conn a friendly shot to the ribs. “How you, the totally unavailable groom-to-be, got the hot Asian chick to measure you while I got stuck with the grabby-hands guy, I have no fucking idea.”

“Was she hot? I didn’t notice.”

Oh man, he was serious. Love had put blinders on his brother. Big time.

“Ten out of ten,”Curtis said, shaking his head. “So, what’s the favor?”

Conn’s smile thinned. “Keep an eye on Sara. Make sure she doesn’t cause any trouble.”

“Babysitting detail.”


“Is she that bad?”

“I hope not,”Conn said as the church’s front door slammed and all heads turned toward the entryway.

Call him fucked-up, but one look at the dark-haired beauty who’d just strutted into the building, and Curtis kinda hoped Sara lived up to her troublemaker reputation.

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Karla grew up in a small town on the shore of Lake Erie. She trained and worked in the fashion industry, designing and making everything from swimwear to dog collars for most of her adult life. Karla has since traded her needle and thread for a word processor, and now spends her time writing sexy romances. When she's not writing, she loves spending time with family, friends and her pets, as well as reading and hitting the gym.

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**DOUBLE COVER REVEAL** Love, Exes, and Ohs and Love, Sidelines, and Endzones by Violet Duke

Love, Exes, and Ohs (Release Date: July 29th)

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Book Synopsis

He could very well be the perfect ex...

Isaac McKnight has had enough loss in his life to know never to take anything for granted. So when the all but perfectly-imperfect-woman-for-him ends things with him out of the blue, it’s Isaac that doesn’t let their friendship get ruined in the process. Now a year later, whether it’s at his gym or her brewpub, or the dog park they visit every weekend—though neither of them own a dog—he and Xoey find themselves together more often than not, with a relationship that’s stronger than ever. The fact that he’s somehow taken a wrong turn and crossed over into ‘buddy zone’ galaxy with its dangerous proximity to watch-me-marry-another-guy abyss, however, doesn’t occur to him until Xoey tells him she’s on the hunt for the perfect man…who’s not him. Oh hell no. Isaac is done waiting for the crazy woman to come to her senses. This time, he’s not letting her just up and run from what’s always been between them.

But she’s looking for the perfect oh.

History has taught Xoey Kerrigan that sometimes, it’s Prince Charming who vanishes without a trace. And fairy tale love? Highly overrated. But the connection that results in a real and perfect ‘oh?’ That a couple just can’t fake. She’s tried. So when Xoey realizes she’s had waaay more exes than ohs in her love life, she creates a match-finding formula for the perfect man by analyzing the men responsible for her three most epic ohs. They were, after all, her best relationships. Heck, one has become a friendship she’d never jeopardize for anything. Which is precisely why she can’t tell Isaac that one-third of her genius little man-quation is all about him—well, more than a third if Xoey were being honest with herself…which she’s not. Because full honesty would require thinking not just about how perfect Isaac really is, but also about how perfect the fourth epic oh she’s kept buried deep in her past once was.

An easy enough thing to keep ignoring…until her past isn’t past tense anymore.

Love, Sidelines, and Endzones (Release Date: Sept 30th)

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Grady Donovan is used to folks questioning why he never went pro. Sharing genes with a family of NFL greats, it should’ve been the natural decision. But instead, he chose coaching. Back when he was getting hit with hard life lessons for all his wrong choices, it was the first one he’d made that had felt so right.

Moving to the oddball town of Cactus Creek is now officially the second.

Here, folks care less about his name and more what the auto shop teacher—daughter of the coach he’s replacing—thinks of him. It’s refreshingly different. She’s refreshingly different. Sienna is nothing like the can-I-meet-your-brothers model wannabes or the delicate wounded birds Grady’s friends say flock to him by his own doing. She’s an opinionated powder keg with mind-melting curves and a garage full of tools he’s sure she’d like to hurl at him half the time. And lately, it seems all their heated debates over her old school defense being no match for his high-scoring offense is starting to mean something a whole lot different in his head…

Sienna Whitman is used to her dad keeping her on the sidelines. Being a veritable coaching legend, he could’ve recommended her as an assistant coach to his successor. But no, Sienna’s got that pesky lack of a Y chromosome on her resume. So here she is, back for another year as overqualified team statistician.

Secretly feeding field plays to her coaching buddies through her phone.

It wouldn’t be half bad if not for the new head coach continuously pushing her buttons at every turn. Mr. All American good looks with that ‘new school offense’ of his—a.k.a. the take-the-sport-out-of-the-game mentality—is driving her crazy. And not just because he’s under the very mistaken notion that she’s a sex addict in rehab, thanks to the opposite-of-quick thinking by her partners in crime on the field—seriously, if only her Bluetooth had a kill function. His genuine concern over her ‘addiction’ is…unexpected, as is the unprecedented realization that just being around Grady makes Sienna want that rehab center’s number for real. On speed dial.

Hell, it’s going to be a long season.

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Title: Scared to Death

Author: CS Latu

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 10, 2014

Cover Design: Kari Ayasha , Cover To Cover Design




You don't always get a choice in life. You can't control who dies. You can't control who you love and you can't stop change. But you can make a mess of it.

For Ruby Green, life is about loss. Everyone she has ever loved has died, save one. Her best friend from childhood. He has always been her saving grace. When things change between them, Ruby finds herself lost in a maelstrom of emotions. She's not ready to lose him in order to have him.

Noah Carrington believes in living. Even if the road is dark, the fear makes you feel alive. Life is too short and regret is a wound that festers. He always saw his best friend, Ruby, in his future, she would be just around the corner in the next room until he started seeing her in his arms.

They both know that being scared to death means you have something to lose. The question is, will they learn that it means you have something to gain too?

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About The Author


I was born on a cold day in January. They said I was the only baby in the hospital. They also said that I picked my head up twice to turn away from people who came to see me after I was born (Who wants strangers looking at you after such a life altering event while you are naked?). Not much has changed. That cold day was 30 years ago in South Carolina. Needless to say, I got the twang! At the ripe age of 22, I married my man bear pig hubby who happens to be from Chicago. I learned that there are people who do not have accents, who sound like they have accents because they don't have accents. Mind blowing there. Our love story is pretty nifty. I met him online when I was 15 and chatted with him for four years, on and off as friends, until we met and I showed him some southern charm and BAM! Here we are ten years later with eight years of marriage and several fur persons rounding out the family thus far! My writing started as a child when I tried to write about three pewter statues of wizards coming to life. Books and words have always been a passion for me. My mind is incredibly random, if you talk to me for more than ten minutes, it becomes painfully obvious. I draw inspiration from absolutely anything and everything I come in contact with, with particular emphasis on music, pictures and the crazy situations in life. It is my hope one day to have a small hot air balloon tied to my chimney so I can write by starlight. I am pretty sure I would find that most inspiring.


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