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By Joan Johnston

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Montana Bride (Bitter Creek) by Joan Johnston

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Shot by an arrow and abandoned, Hetty finds herself at the mercy of an unlikely quartet of misfits. A prostitute aka mail-order bride, two children pretending to be hers, and a wise Chinese man full of advice from Confucius and they are all on the way to meet up with Karl Norwood-poor man didn’t know what was about to hit him.  Hetty didn’t realize the fun was just getting started.  When Karl’s “sweet” mail-order bride finds karma is swift and just and plummets off the side of a cliff, Hetty must make a decision that will save two orphans and maybe even herself, all she must do is step in and become a widowed mother of two. How hard could it be?

Right away Karl knows something is amiss when he meets up with the group.  First, how could this young lady be the mother of two children, that were obviously older than what the letters had stated.  Furthermore, these children had different fathers and looked nothing like this stunningly beautiful woman.  Not willing to let the beauty walk away, he decides to play their little charade and see how it went, not realizing he might just fall in love along the way.

I stumbled across this book at my favorite used bookstore, and I absolutely fell in love with the characters and the author.  I love it when I find a new author that takes me on a journey through her writing.  From page one I was instantly swept away, becoming more and more involved with the characters and their dilemmas, cheering them on when they stumbled. Watching the “plain” Karl transform into the dashing young man that Hetty couldn’t help to fall in love with.  I can’t wait to buy other books by Joan Johnston, she is an author I would recommend to my friends.


By Jamie Ripp

Suddenly ripped from her boring mundane life, Arri found herself thrown into a world of danger- something that not even her worst nightmares could have prepared her for.  What do you do when you find out your whole life has been one big lie, and worst of all you find out vampires are real and not only have you been living with them, but you’ve been calling them Mom and Dad?  Her own parents had kept their true identity from her, hoping to shield her from the most powerful and evil vampire to walk the face of the Earth, but it was only a matter of time before Nicholas found her, and he was ready to fight- he wouldn’t lose this time.

                Finding herself on the run and turning to the most unlikely of friends, Arri doesn’t know who she can trust, and she must remember there’s more to the people than what first meets the eye.  It’s not uncommon to be rubbing shoulders with vampires and werewolves when she turns to others for help, looking for protection in the arms of those that she isn’t so sure she should be trusting, much less falling in love with.

                Jamie has done a great job weaving a story that keeps the reader turning the pages as fast as they can to find out how Arri will survive this new attack on her life.  Keeping me on the edge of my seat with action, suspense and the thrill of a paranormal romance, she keeps this romance clean enough for both teens and adults.  Mrs. Ripp reaches all ages with her writing.  I enjoyed reading her story and watching the characters come alive and leap off the pages.  I can’t wait for the other books in the series to continue Arri’s adventures.


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   Posted by: Kristina   in Uncategorized

In the middle of the night, while sleeping like most people do at 2:30 in the morning, I was rudely awakened by a phone call. Just one ring, no problem- probably a freak accident. And then 30 minutes later, it happened again. Finally enough was enough, and I unplugged the phone line. I quietly went throughout my morning, ready to call the phone company to block this call when I receive a text from a client. It seems they had accidentally routed their incoming fax to my number. Not cool.  Little did I know that this problem would then trickle down into me getting over 100 faxes a day sent to my email, which needed to be sent to the proper owners of said faxes.  I was quite tired of having to hit forward every single time that I needed to send the email on, but it was also getting my inbox overly congested.  I didn’t have the time to stop and forward every 3 minutes, and when I learned that this problem would be at least another 24 hours I knew I needed to come up with a better system.  Thanks to google search I came up with cloudHQ Multi Email Forward for Gmail as the solution to my problem.  With a few clicks of my mouse I was quickly emptying out my inbox and I could move on with my life.  I’m so grateful that I found cloudHQ Multi Email Forward for Gmail, because it turns out-what was supposed to only be 24 hours has now gone into 48 and they are still coming.  I wouldn’t be able to keep on top of the mess without this extension; I can’t tell you how happy I am that I stumbled across it.  I would definitely recommend this app to anyone that needs to forward multiple emails at one time. What a time saver.




The Sheriff’s Bride

   Posted by: Kristina   in Romance


The Sheriff’s Bride

Kimberly Krey


What a better way to start you night than curling up to a great book?  That’s how I felt reading Kimberly Krey’s The Sheriff’s Bride.  Jessie has seen plenty of heartache and hurt growing up, watching her mom battle abusive relationship one right after the other.  She’s all but sworn off love for herself.  However, fate wouldn’t hear of it, because there’s a new Sheriff in town and one way or another, fate was going to have its way.

Sheriff Trent Middleton had his work cut out for him in this town and its lax laws. For the people’s safety he was hell bent and determined to make sure the laws were followed, even if that meant making him the most hated man in town.  The first person on his radar? The beautiful woman plastering flyers all over the town’s power poles. Sparks were going to fly.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Kimberly Krey is an amazing author.  She brings life to these characters. You feel their pain, their hope, and their happiness.  You walk the walk with them and can’t help but to cheer them on-or yell at them for being stubborn and not noticing what they have right in front of them.  Fighting through their pain and their past, you want Jessie and Trent to succeed and find their way to each other. Thank you for another great story, I can’t wait for any more Kimberly has to send our way.


I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



The Fall of Lord Drayson (Tanglewood Book 1)

   Posted by: Kristina   in Historical, Regency, Romance

Buy: The Fall of Lord Drayson

When a stranger, aka the new earl of Drayson, knocks on your door and informs you that you and you widowed mother must move out and then a mere few hours later is back in your home suffering from amnesia, what do you do? You tell a few small lies and then bam, you instantly have a new butler, coachman, and servant at you beck and call. Lucy Beresford tries very hard to stick to her promise to her late father, a vicar, that she’ll never tell a lie again, but it seems that Colin Cavendish could learn a lesson in humility and Lucy knows that sweat and heard work can help bring anyone around. What Lucy wasn’t ready for was the pangs of guilt amidst the stolen kisses.

I enjoyed this book immensely! Lucy’s quick wit in an impossible scenario makes me laugh and enjoy Colin’s distress—that sounds horrible, but I must say Colin deserved it. As the pride seems to melt away, I couldn’t help but have a crush on the guy. I have read other books by Rachael Anderson and look forward to reading more.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.



Rachel Morgan Giveaway

   Posted by: Kristina   in Giveaways

New Release: THE TROUBLE WITH FALLING | Plus a Ten-Prize Giveaway!


Buy: King of the Friend Zone

When Esme created her list for the perfect man she found him in her new fiancé and she couldn’t be happier.  Life could not be going any better, the only problem?  Whenever her boyfriends have met her best friend in the past, they tend to take off…running.  A little worried that would happen with this fiancé, Esme has not introduced Jon (the fiancé) to Hunter (the boyfriend).  However, time has come that she has to face the inevitable and introduce the two.  The biggest problem that the boys have with Hunter is that he’s a H-O-T. A gorgeous strong incredible looking man and to top it off he’s a fireman, yep ladies he’s a real winner.

Jon says, “Oh Hell No!”

Now Esme must choose between her lifelong best friend or the man’s she’s going to marry.  There’s one little, I mean big glitch: Hunter has admitted to being in love with Esme and Esme has been banned from contacting Hunter at all.  Will this end everything that Hunter and Esme have ever had together or will this love be strong enough for Esme to be brave enough to go for him?

This is another book in the Power of the Matchmaker Series, but as with all the other books it could be read alone, it is fun however to read all the books and know the background of the cute Pearl that makes her appearance to push these couples along .  I’ve loved reading Sheralyn Pratt’s books.  She makes me laugh, she makes me scowl, and she makes me cheer for the characters.  She knows how to create a beautiful romance with the right about of conflict and is great at adding a little suspense to her stories.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Buy: Between Heaven and Earth


Living life as normally as they can, Cassandra volunteers to coach her son’s soccer team where a small incident brings her in touch with Matt –whose wife has passed on and is trying desperately to raise his two young sons. Needing the companionship and friendship of another person brings these two closer. With complicated circumstances and the chance at a new love around the corner can Cassandra say goodbye to her husband and let him have the peace he needs?

I really loved this book, it had you thinking on so many levels. Pearl came to the rescue again in this book from the Power of the Matchmaker series. Once I started reading, I had to keep turning the pages-it kept me hooked from page one.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Buy: One Small Chance

Isabel Antunes doesn’t think it could get any worse after she gets plowed into by a careless man on a bike, until she finds out that the man that just ran her to the ground has just been hired by her boss to be her assistant. The only solace that Isabel finds is writing to her long time best friend and pen pal “Elliot.”

When Simon Ackerley, aka Elliot, hit the woman on the street he had no idea that he’d be hitting not only his new colleague, but also long time pen pal, “Amélie”. After the accident and the chance discovery of a letter in his handwriting in her possession, Simon knows he’s started off on the wrong foot if he’s going to win over Isabel after he’s spent all these years waiting to meet her.

This was a short easy clean read that didn’t take much thought-just sit back and enjoy. With a little mystery and sweet romance it was fun to read.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Buy: Summer House Party

An Engagement of Convenience by Regina Scott

Kitty Chapworth was taken in by her overbearing and abusive Uncle to care as a chaperone for her cousins.  Her other duties also included making sure the house ran smoothly and to intercept those wishing to elope.  When Quentin Adair-one of those gentleman that had been intercepted years ago trying to run off with her cousin and was intercepted, punished and banished by Kitty’s uncle-returns from 10 years working in Jamaica, Kitty finds that she is drawn to him and learns that some feelings never go away.  Suggesting an engagement of convenience, Quentin has plans to get back at Kitty’s uncle and is relieved when Kitty is on board.

A Perfect Match by Donna Hatch

Some people fall harder and more quickly than others and that seems to be the case for Genevieve’s best friend falls in love with Christian Amesbury.  However, Christian doesn’t return these feelings nor has he encouraged them in any way.  As her best friend, Genevieve tries to through the two together but finds herself falling for the handsome man.

The Paupers’ House Party by Sarah M. Eden

Edward Downy has been invited to a party and it’s not just any party, it’s a party for all the poor members of society who have found themselves in troubled times.  The hosts of the party have made a sport of the guests and force them into a competition to earn the right to by the hosts’ heirs.  Edward sides with his new friend Agatha Holmwood and are appalled at the sport the hosts have created.  They come to fall for each other but their financial situation and their feelings towards the competition have made it almost impossible to act on their feelings.


Another Timeless Regency Collection that I enjoyed reading, the stories are quick and entertaining.  These collections help you find new authors to explore and also bring in your favorite authors.  This collection wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t a disappointment either.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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