Monday, December 4, 2017

~ COVER REVEAL ~ Twisted Truths ~ by Clare Davidson

Title: Twisted Truths (Hidden Book 4)
Author: Clare Davidson
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Smudged Ink
Editor: Sarah Chorn
Cover Designer: Bramasta Aji

It’s time to take control. It’s time to make a stand.

Since discovering magic is real, Kim has been afraid. Now, she’s sick of reacting to the terrible things the Baneem keep doing to those she loves. With AJ back at her side, she’s determined to stop the Baneem harming humans ever again.

Guilt and grief are tearing AJ apart and Matthew is imprisoned in the golem that Kim created to save him. She needs to find a way to heal them both, so they can stand with her against the Baneem.

Clare Davidson is a self-motivated, character driven fantasy writer, mother, teacher and all-round creative whizz, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton, but spent her early years living in Malaysia, before coming home and settling with her family in Leeds. After spending time at Lancaster University where she met her husband, Clare has now returned to Leeds with husband, daughter, new baby son, crazy puppy Rukia and Pirate the white cat in tow. In between being a full-time mother, wife and domestic goddess (in theory) and being plagued by various animals, Clare is the author of the fantasy book Trinity and more recently, the urban fantasy series Hidden. Her aim is to drag you into her fantasy worlds and never let you go. She's evil that way!

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

~ NEW RELEASE ~ Obliterate ~ by L.L. Hunter

Title: Obliterate (Hidden Magic Series, Book 3)
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: urban fantasy/ paranormal romance
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Emma thought she’d made peace with herself and her past,
But when her past comes back to haunt her,
She’ll be forced to face her demons once more.

 When she is turned unexpectedly mortal, she and Darcy reluctantly return to the world she fled to seek help.
But when they arrive, Emma is confronted with a choice.
One which, if she chooses wrongly, could come between her and Darcy forever.

Emma never met a challenge she couldn’t handle.

She once ran from her destiny, but she can’t escape her fate.

You can’t obliterate your demons

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog -

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

~ BOOK REVIEW ~ Harlequin's November Reads ~ Includes Review of Secret Christmas Twins ~ by Lee Tobin McClain

Title: Santa’s Seven Day Baby Tutorial
Author: Meg Maxwell
Genre: Holiday Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Special Edition
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Pretty, proper Anna Miller has all the makings of a respectable Amish housewife. But the outside world has always beckoned. So when a handsome FBI agent needs help caring for his infant twin nephews right before Christmas, Anna jumps at the opportunity. Maybe she can finally discover where she truly belongs.
Special agent Colt Asher lives for his job. So he's surprised when an unexpected week as a hands-on uncle fills his life with meaning. Of course, it helps that the babies' gorgeous nanny is unlike any woman the love-'em-and-leave-'em lone wolf has ever known. But Anna's rumspringa might lead her straight back to her village. Or, if Colt lets her, Anna might just be his Christmas wish come true…

I live on the coast of Maine with my teenaged son, our sweet beagle, Lemon, and a black and white cat named Cleo. Interesting tidbit: Meg Maxwell is a pseudonym--my real name is Melissa Senate, author of many women's fiction titles (See Jane Date; The Love Goddess' Cooking School) that have been published in over twenty-five countries.

I've been reading and loving romance novels for almost thirty years and I'm so excited about my first category romance series: HURLEY'S HOMESTYLE KITCHEN: Book 1, A COWBOY IN THE KITCHEN, was published in March '16; Book 2, THE DETECTIVE'S 8 LB, 10 OZ SURPRISE, was published in May. Book #3, THE COWBOY'S BIG FAMILY TREE, follows in October/November. In 2017, three more Hurley's novels are coming, starting with THE COOK'S SECRET INGREDIENT in February and CHARM SCHOOL FOR COWBOYS in May. And another in November! I'm also writing a book that will part of the new Montana Mavericks continuity series that will be published in August '17.

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Title: Little Secrets: Holiday Baby Bombshell
Author: Karen Booth
Genre: Holiday Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Desire

From Rivalry to Revelry…to Romance?
Competitive swimmer turned real estate magnate Michael Kelly is tastier than a Christmas cookie. But now Charlotte Locke's sexy former lover is her top business rival…and the father of her unborn child. Determined to keep her professional cool, the hotel heiress hides her delicate condition from her family—and from her commitmentphobic ex. Until Michael moves in next door, exposing a desire left unquenched and Charlotte's pregnancy secret.
Michael may not be daddy material, but losing Charlotte and their baby isn't an option. He'll close the deal at any cost—even if it takes a Christmas miracle to prove this playboy is reformed for good!

Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on '80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. Karen writes smart, steamy contemporary romance--big city love stories and rock star romances.

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When Karen isn't creating fictional hunky men, she's listening to everything from Otis Redding to Duran Duran with her kids, honing her Southern cooking skills (she makes some mean collard greens), or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.

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Title: Secret Christmas Twins
Author: Lee Tobin McClain
Genre: Holiday Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Love Inspired

Christmas came early for Erica Lindholm! Suddenly a mom to adorable twin baby boys and part owner of a snowy small-town Pennsylvania farm, Erica is living her dream. Until the boys’ estranged uncle, Jason Stephanidis, comes home to celebrate the holidays. The handsome, brooding detective turns out to be a natural with the babies…and with Erica’s wounded heart. But if Jason knew the truth about their identities, her picture-perfect life could melt away. She’s finally found the warm home, the loving family and the cozy Christmas she always wanted. Will Erica’s secret cost her everything?

My Review:
4 out of 5 Stars
I think the first important thing to clarify is that this book CAN be read as a standalone – in fact I had no idea there was a ‘book 1’ until after I had read this one. It appears that although each story is based on twins, they are not the same twins, situations, or people. Also, if you are like me, and tend to be hesitant about romance books – because to be honest, they can swing from great, to cheesy, to overly sexy (like it’s forced into the story) – you have nothing to fear with this book.

Also worth mentioning is there are several christian undertones and references. But if religion isn’t for you, I still think you will enjoy this book. It’s not overly religious, and it’s fitting, considering it’s based in a small town where social gatherings often surround the local church, on Christmas, and with a character that has lived her life helping her own mother and others through recovery programs that often lean toward religious recovery. I am Christian myself, so it didn’t bother me, but I would say if you are not, it won’t distract you from the story – again, it’s largely based on where the townspeople gather, and the characters occasionally asking (in short pieces) for God’s guidance, but much like anyone would, even just talking to the universe.

Just based on the way the story started, I was scared. Any book that starts with a huge secret is scary for me! The secret never ends up coming out in a good way – I mean, it adds to the story when there’s a little drama, right? But it never leaves me any less tense, with the constant “tell them now!!” screaming in my head. In this case, I wasn’t completely wrong, but was pleasantly surprised how it turned out. In fact, the way the entire story was written, it was a VERY nice surprise on several fronts; not forced, quick romance, appropriately complicated but not overly dramatic, and even when I saw some things coming, and knew I wouldn’t like some of them, I still knew they were great additions to the story (again where the ‘appropriately complicated’ fits in). And Papa’s character? He was such a great fit! Erica and Jason needed the occasional middle man, and his old school, straight to the point, simple way of looking at things was perfect. He constantly made my heart melt – just as much as the sweet twins themselves.

This story definitely falls into the sweet romance category, and fits around PG-13, maybe like a Christmas movie you would see on the Hallmark Channel (which I highly recommend to the Hallmark people, by the way), and left me feeling warm and fuzzy, and very much looking forward to Christmas with my own family, working harder this year to focus on how lucky I am to have my family – not the ‘things’ we often get wrapped up in. I really do recommend this light, quick read to anyone – even if you don’t normally read this genre. You will definitively be pleasantly surprised, and find your heart a little lifted by the time you’re done!

Lee Tobin McClain read Gone With The Wind in the third grade and has been an incurable romantic ever since. When she not writing emotional Christian romances, she's probably driving around a carload of snarky teen girls, playing with her rescue dog and cat, or teaching aspiring writers in Seton Hill University's MFA program. She is probably not cleaning her house.

You can find Lee online at and on Twitter @LeeTobinMcClain. Like her on Facebook or email her at She loves to hear from readers!

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

~ NEW RELEASE ~ Lost Connection ~ by Jim Ody

Title: Lost Connections

Author: Jim Ody

Genre: Thriller/Fantasy

Release Date: November 18, 2017

What would you do if the most important person to you had been kidnapped?

One minute your daughter is there, and the next she has been bundled into a van right under your nose. They want something of your father’s. You don’t know what that is, and your father mysteriously disappeared over 7 years ago. Going to the police is not an option. And the answers will slowly appear in the most unlikely of places.

As single-parent Eddie’s world falls apart, an unlikely alliance forms between friends and neighbours who put their differences aside, to help get his daughter Daisy back. As the mystery unfolds a huge secret is uncovered that not only will affect Eddie and his family, but the whole of mankind.

Only the truth will set his daughter free…

Jim was first published in an English School Textbook in 1987. He won a competition to draw a dog-walking machine. Having won an art competition the year before, he felt that at the age of eleven he had peaked and consequently retired from art.

For 10 years Jim wrote for a number of websites reviewing and interviewing bands in his own unique way, as well as contributing dark poems and comedic features.

Jim likes to write psychological/thrillers that have endings that you won’t see coming. He also favours stories packed with wit.

He has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd. When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife and three beautiful children in Swindon, Wiltshire.