Wednesday, October 5, 2022

A Look At The New Quantum Leap (REVIEW)…….

 Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Beckett led an elite group of scientists into the desert to develop a top secret project, known as "Quantum Leap". Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Doctor Beckett prematurely stepped into the Project Accelerator and vanished. He awoke to find himself in the past, suffering from partial amnesia and facing a mirror image that was not his own. Fortunately, contact with his own time was maintained through brainwave transmissions with Al, the Project Observer, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Doctor Beckett can see and hear. Trapped in the past, Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, putting things right that once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap, will be the leap home.


And it was with those words that tv viewers set off on a journey that spanned five years and saw many wrongs righted courtesy of the smart, charming, and big-hearted Dr. Sam Beckett.  Played by the immensely likable Scott Bakula, viewers found themselves captivated by the vast array of talents he displayed every week as he seamlessly morphed into each new character.  Jumping into the body of a woman, a disabled person, and a variety of ethnicities, it was easy to believe that Sam was exactly what others saw him to be.  Bakula inhabited each new character wholeheartedly, showing himself to be a man full of heart and soul.  While some episodes were pure fun, some conveyed a message that made for an even more satisfying episode, one that left viewers hopeful.


With the airing of the final episode "Mirror Image", it appeared that the journey of Sam Beckett was coming to an end but viewers were left a bit cheated, feeling conflicted by a storyline that left them with more questions than answers.  Dr. Beckett deserved better in my opinion (particularly with the misspelling of his name in a sentence that wrapped up his story before fading to black) and it was with great hope that his storyline would one day be truly resolved.....


It's been 30 years since the polarizing end to the original Quantum Leap and viewers have now been rewarded with a reboot of the series...and I'm once again conflicted by what's on the screen.  The doctor doing the leaping this time around is Ben Song, played by versatile actor Raymond Lee, who's earnest but doesn't have near the commanding presence of Dr. Beckett.  Whereas the original show spent most of the episode in the time period leaped into, this show spends half its time in the current time period trying to determine what drove Ben to leaping in secret.  It's a distraction at times, and lessens the impact of what Ben is trying to accomplish for the person he's leaped into.  It gives an air of blandness to these early episodes and is something I hope is addressed.  Aiding the doctor this time around (again as a hologram) is Ben's co-worker and fiancée Addison, played by newcomer Caitlin Bassett.  In the original show the connection between Sam and Al was a true delight with witty banter and their obvious caring about each other.  Ben and Addison's connection feels flat in comparison, with no sizzle coming from this engaged couple.  Others looking into the secretive nature of Ben's leap are an eclectic collection of individuals with Herbert "Magic" Williams (played by Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame) and Ian Wright (played by non-binary actor Mason Alexander Park) the standouts for me.  The mystery surrounding Ben's leap has loosely tied itself to the past by involving Al's daughter, but believe me when I say that I'd much rather have Sam Beckett be the connection as viewers need to have a more satisfying conclusion to Dr. Beckett's storyline.  There was real heart and soul in the original show which is missing here and is what's holding the show back.  Viewers need to feel invested, to care about the outcome of the leap, and I hope the writers start digging deeper to make us start caring...about the leap and the future of the show itself.  For now, I'm left a bit disappointed and definitely nostalgic for what could have been with this show.

My rating for this is a C-

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Book Release Blast for The Secret Roommate by Sara Ney (REVIEW)……

 An athlete looking for a bit of peace and quiet finds himself falling for his new roommate, who was supposed to be keeping to herself, in this charming rom-com.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Secret Roommate by Sara Ney, along with my impressions of it, then add this fourth installment in the Accidentally In Love series to your bookshelf!

All I need is a place to hide for a few weeks.
The paparazzi were on my ass 24/7 and I needed a bit of breathing room—an escape from the madness—before the media frenzy begins.
Sure, I could have gone to a secluded cabin in the woods—but I didn’t want to be bored out of my mind. I’d seen enough wide open spaces as a kid from Texas to last me a lifetime.
So instead, I let my agent hook me up with a modest house in the burbs where we didn’t think anyone would find me hiding in plain sight.
I’d have a roommate; but supposedly, she was going to give me space. Stay out of my way and respect my boundaries. According to my agent, I wouldn’t hear a peep from her.
Wrong. He was wrong about everything and now my life was never going to be the same.

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

As a fan of the roommates to lovers theme I couldn't wait to get my hands on this story and with each turn of the page I found myself charmed by the romance playing out on the pages.  These two apparent opposites start off antagonistic but as the days (and nights) unfold they find a connection, bringing out a different side to each than they show the world.  By the end of the book I'm left satisfied and hopeful for this couple, looking forward to seeing more of them throughout the series.

Duke's a star football player looking for a hideout until a big announcement is made regarding his career.  He ends up in the unlikeliest of places...in a small town as a roommate to a kindergarten teacher.  He's definitely a fish out of water at the start, used to getting what he wants when he wants.  He's a bit arrogant, often speaks before he thinks, and I truly wanted to slug him a time or two for his utter cluelessness early on.  Luckily though, my frustrations were balanced with genuine moments of him being caring and protective, showing a more mature side than at the start.  He's a quirky guy, full of witty banter and a playful nature who brought out a fun side to Posey and their slow-burn connection was teeming with laugh out loud moments.

Posey's an immensely likable heroine, patient and thoughtful, a good girl who doesn't take crap from anyone.  Her immediate reaction to Duke is one of annoyance though due to his arrogance and frat boy antics.  He definitely pushes her buttons and wears her patience thin as they're truly opposites at the start.  Witty and playful banter, back and forth antics soon lead to more though in a sensual romance that takes its time while showing these two in a different light as their time together has changed them.

This was a fun and flirty romance full of laughs...with just a bit of angst due to an out of the blue twist late in the book that had me screeching.  Despite that unnecessary hiccup I found this an entertaining read with an appealing main couple (Duke's warts and all) that was both charming and steamy.  It was a carefree read for the most part that made for an afternoon of delights.

My rating for this is a B-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well- placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.  For a list of cities/venues Sara will be signing at, or to purchase signed books, please visit her website HERE.

Book Release Blitz for Evil Queen: A Romance Anthology……

 Fans of romance novels have reason to rejoice as this collection of engaging and entertaining tales hits bookshelves today!  This collection of short stories highlights strong characters meant to inspire the reader and remind them dreams should always be chased. Evil Queen is an annual celebration of women's empowerment.


2022 Evil Queen Featured Authors: Amanda Cuff | Aubree Valentine | Cali Melle | Chasity Tarantino | Daisy Allen | Dee Lagasse | Ellie Isaacson | Georgana Roland | K Leigh | K. Peters | KF Hassall | Kandi Steiner | Kat Singleton | Kay Blake | M Leigh Morhaime | Malynda Schlegel | Mignon Mykel | Persephone Autumn | Renee Dyer | Savannah Stewart | Shannon O'Connor | Sutton Bishop | Tori Fox


***All proceeds from the sale of this year's Evil Queen anthology will be donated to WriteGirl - a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization that "spotlights the power of a girl and her pen."


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Book Release Blast for Never Trust the Living by Lani Lynn Vale…..

 Suspense and romance blend beautifully in this tale of a fake murder rap leading to a fake marriage...that all too soon leads to a journey full of unexpected twists and turns.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Never Trust the Living by Lani Lynn Vale, then add this seventh (and final) installment in the Battle Crows MC series to your bookshelf!

It’s not every day that someone tries to pin a murder on you and a random girl you just met. But Bram Crow isn’t your average, everyday guy, either.
One second, he’s hiding evidence with the girl, and the next, he has to marry her so a police detective doesn’t get suspicious.
Did he mention that he had a long-term girlfriend at the time?
To say that things didn’t go as planned would be an understatement.
To say that falling in love with his wife, definitely wasn’t part of the plan, either.
Nor was her leaving me when I finally realized she was my world.




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Monday, October 3, 2022

Book Release Blast for Sweeten My Life by Hayley Faiman (REVIEW)…….

 A woman with a painful past finds herself struggling to live again with the unexpected help of a man offering her everything in this gritty tale full of heart and soul.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Sweeten My Life by Hayley Faiman, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this seventh installment in the Nasty Bastards MC series to your bookshelf!

Love is the last thing on her mind. Commitment is something he thought he would never desire. She doesn’t know where to run. He wants her to sprint toward him.
Horrific doesn’t begin to describe the beginning of Paige Hale’s life. Choices are not something she’s ever been given. When the Nasty Bastards liberate her, she’s handed her freedom on a silver platter, but doesn’t know what to do with it.
Independence becomes an overwhelming concept. Choices become too many. Then there’s him. He wants too much. He wants everything, and she’s not sure she can give that to anyone.
Country knows how to read people. After all, he was once an undercover detective, and now he’s the secretary of the Nasty Bastards MC. He can tell when someone is being genuine, when a person is scared, or when they’ve been through the depths of hell.
He knows that she is the latter. She has been through hell, but he’s bound and determined to bring her back. If she’ll only let him. If she can relinquish herself to him. If she can accept what he has to offer her...which is everything.

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

This is a powerful book, one that captivated me from the first page to the last!  It has an epic romance with heartwarming interactions between the main couple, interactions that showed a heroine moving on from her painful past and growing stronger with the support of a delicious hero.  Add in issues surrounding the MC and you end up with a story that keeps you glued to the pages.

Paige Hale's life has been one painful incident after another, it's been a life not her own for far too long.  So when the Nasty Bastards MC comes to her rescue she doesn't know how to react.  She's lost and unsure of how to act, where to go, and most importantly who to be.  She doesn’t think she deserves anything good in life and it adds to her already bumpy journey to starting over.  I ached for all she'd been through, ached for her to finally find some peace and happiness, and with some unlikely help it ends up being an immensely satisfying return to the land of the living for Paige with Country by her side.

From the very start Country shows himself to not be your typical biker by his immediate commitment to Paige.  He's drawn to her from the very beginning and is all in, desperately wanting to help her start anew (and start anew with him especially), and I found him endearing with his slow and gentle interactions with her.  He's got some baggage of his own though that causes a few bumps in his burgeoning relationship with Paige, bumps that were frustrating at times, but it showed necessary growth for them as a couple and as individuals for them to deal with the bumps head-on.

On a whole this was a satisfying tale, a nice balance of action and romance, featuring an appealing main couple whose romance I was rooting for from the first page to the last. Though I've not read other installments in this series I still had no problem grasping the ins and outs of this MC world.  What I read intrigued me and now has me wanting to go back and read this series from the start.  In the genre of MC romances Ms. Faiman has crafted a real winner here and I definitely recommend it to fans of the genre, fans of emotionally intense tales full of heart and soul.

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR INFO:

I was born and raised in California. My husband and I met when I was just 16. We were married a few years later, we lived in Oregon while he was in the US Coast Guard.
Texas is now where we call home, where our boots rest, and where we're raising our two little boys and a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Book Release Blast for Protective Heart by Brighton Walsh (REVIEW)…..

 From the first page to the last this was a book of utter delights, a friends to roommates to lovers to something even more that warmed my heart and made me smile.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Protective Heart by Brighton Walsh, along with my impressions of it, which will have you wanting to add this second installment in the Starlight Cove series to your bookshelf!

I’ve lied to myself for years about being in love with my best friend.
Everly Bowman and I don’t make sense. She’s sunshine personified and I hate everyone. Well, everyone but her. It’s been easy to keep up the farce and pretend like she isn’t my whole world. Or it was until she needs a place to stay, and my apartment is her only option.
Suddenly, she's everywhere I turn. Even her scent is branded into my sheets. And thanks to our unofficial romance book club, I’ve also amassed an encyclopedia titled Everly’s Pleasure Buttons. Each week, it gets harder to ignore how much I want to make her fantasies come true. Especially when we crawl into my bed every night.
But I won’t jeopardize what we have for anything, so I’m fine with lying to myself and pretending like I don’t dream of calling her mine.
At least, I was until I see her with him.

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

From the moment I picked up this book I was in my happy place with themes that are among my favorites.  I absolutely adore romances of friends to lovers, of roommates to lovers, with interactions that crackle...and this book definitely delivers all that and more! As these two apparent opposites spend more and more time together readers will find themselves captivated by the delightful romance slowly but surely building between them, while rooting them on every step of the way.

Everly is a breath of fresh air who brings happiness to everyone around her.  She's a truly good soul and I wished nothing but good for her.  She's not the kind of person to make herself happy though, constantly pushed by her parents to live life as they want her to.  When she finally has the chance to make herself happy I couldn't have been more delighted and cheered her on as she and Beck took their connection to the next level.

Beck's described as grumpy but I found him endearing and the quintessential book boyfriend, a man with a sweet and cuddly underbelly.  He might be a bit standoffish, careful around others, but when it comes to Everly he's ready to do whatever she asks of him.  He's protective of her, watches over her like a sexy Guardian Angel, and is her very willing companion when it comes to her romance book club.  Add in his talent for dirty talk and you have a darn near perfect hero!

This book was a carefree read with a delightful romance and very little angst.  The main couple were a wonderful pairing who slowly accepted what others knew all along...that they were meant to be together.  The romance between Beck and Everly was sweet and sexy with crackling banter both in and out of the bedroom that made them believable as both friends and lovers.  Surrounding this immensely appealing main couple were an equally entertaining cast of secondary characters, among them Beck's family with their playful banter and Everly's dog who was the cherry to this romantic sundae.  With each turn of the page I fell more and more in love with these characters, and the town of Starlight Cove, and with the thoroughly enticing ending with Ford I'm left waiting with bated breath for a return to this world.

My rating for this is an A.

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

Award-winning USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brighton Walsh spent a decade as a professional photographer before taking her storytelling in a different direction and reconnecting with her first love—writing. She likes her books how she likes her tea—steamy and satisfying—and adores strong-willed heroines and the protective heroes who fall head over heels for them. Brighton lives in the Midwest with her real life hero of a husband, her two kids—both taller than her—and her dog who thinks she’s a queen. Her boy-filled house is the setting for dirty socks galore, frequent dance parties (okay, so it's mostly her, by herself, while her children look on in horror), and more laughter than she thought possible.

Book Release Blitz for Silent Chaos by Nikki Ash (REVIEW)…..

 A painful end to young love is just the beginning of this epic love story set in the rockstar world, a world where love and hate are blurred.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Silent Chaos by Nikki Ash, along with my impressions of it, then be sure to add this second installment in the Love & Lyrics series to your bookshelf!

From USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Ash comes a hate to lovers, second chance, rock star romance.
Braxton
Our senior year, I promised my girl forever.
Forever, as it turned out, wasn't enough. She told me so in her actions. When she took a match to my life, burning it to ash.
I headed to LA with my band—Raging Chaos—like we always planned, while Kaylee went to college, taking my damaged heart with her.
This was where our story was supposed to end.
Only six years later, our lives collide again.
Kaylee is the only thing I ever loved more than music, and I wish I could hate her for it, but the line between love and hate is thin, and often straddled.
And the thing about collisions? They result in deadly debris.
Kaylee
When you love someone, you let them go. But what I did was so much worse.
Because instead of pushing him away, I shoved Braxton straight over the edge.
I’ve spent the past several years avoiding him, trying to make things right.
When my reputation has been dragged through the mud, and I’m given the opportunity to clean it up, I have no choice but to cross paths with him again.
Being around Braxton is a harsh reminder of the way I lit his life up in flames, but I'm not sure he knows I've been burned, too.
If suffering in silence is the cost, I'll pay the price to make things right.
I just hope our history won’t play on repeat and he’ll see me as more than the stupid girl with the lit match.
***AUTHOR’S NOTE: Like real life, the characters are far from perfect, make morally gray decisions, and deal with subjects that may be sensitive for some readers. If you are looking for a safe romance, this series is not for you. Trigger warnings (which contain spoilers) can be found on my website.


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

After reading the first book in the Love & Lyrics series I knew this story would be intense...and boy, was it one heckuva intense tale!  Braxton and Kaylee's story is told from the past and the present, a bumpy journey full of hurts that left lots of scars on both of them and that held me enthralled through each turn of the page.

Braxton once thought that he and Kaylee were meant to be together forever, until his heart and his plans for the future were stomped on.  Six years later, with fame and fortune his constant companion, he's reunited with Kaylee and the anger that never went away.  He wants to hate her, wants to hurt her still, but deep down is the man who still loves her as seen by the strong and protective side that emerges as they spend more and more time together.  Kaylee too feels awkward around Braxton, angry at herself for what broke them apart.  But there were times where her self-hatred became a bit much, especially once the truth about what broke them apart is revealed.  It's an ugly truth and it had me all the more sympathetic over all the lost years of love between her and Braxton that she missed out on.

These two are definitely hurting when readers first meet them and through numerous unexpected twists and turns these two slowly find their way back to each other.  It's a bumpy journey though, one that had me hurting right alongside them, especially after seeing the beautiful start to their romance years ago.  The start to their romance was lovingly depicted which made for a strong foundation that crushed my heart once their love crumbled.  That foundation gave me hope though which was ultimately rewarded as their sizzling encounters brought their love back to life in a flame that burned bright.

Alongside this angsty couple readers get glimpses of the other members of Raging Chaos.  We get to see the growing connection between Camden and Layla, them making their romance work within the pressures of the rockstar world, which warmed my heart after the rocky journey they went through.  Seeing bandmates Declan and Gage gave a feeling of family to this story too as they're a strong support to one another throughout the book.  Declan and Gage have their own issues they're dealing with though and their journeys promise to be heartbreaking.  For Declan it's unrequited love while for Gage it's unrelenting guilt and the use of drugs to numb the pain.  With the epilogue Ms. Ash left readers with here I already have the tissues ready and waiting for the next installment in this unforgettable series!

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


AUTHOR INFO:

FIGHTING FOR YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER...
Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.
Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. – Pam Allyn
While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Book Teaser Reveal for Sweeten My Life by Hayley Faiman…….

 A woman with a painful past finds herself struggling to live again with the unexpected help of a man offering her everything in this gritty tale full of heart and soul.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Sweeten My Life by Hayley Faiman, then start counting down the days until this seventh installment in the Nasty Bastards MC series hits bookshelves on October 3rd!

Love is the last thing on her mind. Commitment is something he thought he would never desire. She doesn’t know where to run. He wants her to sprint toward him.Horrific doesn’t begin to describe the beginning of Paige Hale’s life. Choices are not something she’s ever been given. When the Nasty Bastards liberate her, she’s handed her freedom on a silver platter, but doesn’t know what to do with it.
Independence becomes an overwhelming concept. Choices become too many. Then there’s him. He wants too much. He wants everything, and she’s not sure she can give that to anyone.
Country knows how to read people. After all, he was once an undercover detective, and now he’s the secretary of the Nasty Bastards MC. He can tell when someone is being genuine, when a person is scared, or when they’ve been through the depths of hell.
He knows that she is the latter. She has been through hell, but he’s bound and determined to bring her back. If she’ll only let him. If she can relinquish herself to him. If she can accept what he has to offer her...which is everything.

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AUTHOR INFO:

I was born and raised in California. My husband and I met when I was just 16. We were married a few years later, we lived in Oregon while he was in the US Coast Guard.
Texas is now where we call home, where our boots rest, and where we're raising our two little boys and a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Book Excerpt Tour for God of Summer by Kat Chant (GIVEAWAY)……


The past comes back to haunt two people whose lives, and hearts, become intertwined in this dark romance that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of this special excerpt of God of Summer by Kat Chant, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this contemporary paranormal read make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 bookstore GC too!

Back in the Bronze Age, Angus McCraggan sacrificed his life to break the Celtic curse laid on his kind. He failed. Millennia later, he returns to modern Ireland to find his people have become feral, vengeful shadows. With his hollow hill now packed with tourists, he uses his power to keep his past hidden.
Until an American calls him out.
Since a banshee attacked her as a teen, Erin De Santos has been tormented by dreams of a boy she’s never met. Armed with a new identity, she returns to the Emerald Isle determined to face her nightmare. But her discovery turns fatal.
When the banshee strikes again, Angus surrenders his heart—and his hope of freeing his people—to save her. With his life now hers and his curse descending, Erin must make a terrible choice: kill her savior or share his doom.

EXCERPT:

“Angus...” She stalled at the rise and dip of his Adam’s apple as he swallowed hard at her use of his first name. Addictive holding that sort of power over a person. Addictive and terrifying. She wet her lips to buy her time and his eyes tracked her tongue, his pupils becoming black pools rimmed by the faintest line of blue.
“Angus, I’m better at running than staying. I won’t be good at this.” She grimaced, wishing she knew how to ask for his understanding. “No one’s ever needed me before.”
“Come here to me, Erin.”

An order not a request. Leaning forward to close the space between them, she ran her hands from his shoulders to the tight, straining cords of his neck. His skin was smooth and cool, twitching under her touch. He lifted his head to stare at her through heavy lids, the movement making his thick, black hair drift across her knuckles. Then he put his hands to her waist and pulled her down into his embrace, until they kneeled knee-to-knee. He traced around her forehead with his fingertips to slide a line of her hair behind her ear, his touch sending hot darts along her nerves. His beard stubble scratched her cheek as he put his lips to her ear.
“Let me give you a reason to return to me, Erin, mo chroí. Éirinn go brách.” Erin, my heart. Erin, forever.
Her eyes rolled back as his voice smoked through her. He kissed her neck and her pulse rocketed straight into the stratosphere while any muscle tone she might’ve had rendered into gloop. In case she somehow misinterpreted his offer, his hands scoped around her hips to rest possessively on her buttocks.
Her skin burned beneath his touch.


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AUTHOR INFO:

Kat Chant is an award-winning writer. A bookworm who grew into a history buff, she swapped beaches for castles and moved from Australia to the UK. When studying medieval history, she fell in love with a lad from Ireland...and fell in love with his country, too.
She and her family live in the heart of Ireland, surrounded by fields in forty shades of green.
Kat is a keen cook and often experiments with traditional farmhouse foods such as making bread, cheese, jam and liqueurs. She also decorates the occasional cake.


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Monday, September 26, 2022

Book Blast for Bentley by Megan Slayer (GIVEAWAY)…..


The fates, a bit of magic, and a determined woman all combine to entertain readers with this erotically-charged paranormal romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Bentley by Megan Slayer, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this third installment in the Summon a Bad Boy series, fill out the form below for the chance to win a special prize pack with a necklace handcrafted by Ms. Slayer too!

I call on the fates to bring my love to me. As I will it, so mote it be...
Natalie Harvey wants a guy who not only understands baseball, but supports her love of the game. When she meets bad-boy first baseman for the Cougars, Bentley Turner, she can’t help but fall for him. He’s sexy, strong, athletic and irresistible. He’s her perfect man, but what if he’s not interested? The spark is there, and she decides to invoke the spell. Why not?
She’s ready to summon her very own bad boy and try her luck with love.

EXCERPT:

Of the many things she liked about having a minor league team so close was the ample parking. She never had to walk more than a few hundred yards, and the lot was well-lit. She locked her car and hustled up to the ticket window. Once she showed her credentials and ticket, she gained entrance to the facility.
Natalie strode over to the first-base side and located her seat. When she was on the clock, she liked to sit right at the edge of the field to better take in the action. Since she wasn’t working, she’d sit four rows up and simply enjoy the game.
She loved the atmosphere of a ballgame. The sounds of the crowd, the smell of the food, the excitement in the air. The Cougars scored quickly in the second inning, and she made a few notes on her phone. The sensation at second base, Dalton Cohn, had made three great catches and even managed two double plays with the first baseman, Bentley Turner.
Natalie watched Bentley Turner in action and couldn’t help but sigh. He had a temper at times, looked like he’d stepped out of a bar, and could swear a blue streak, but he moved with grace and had skills on the field. If he hadn’t injured his shoulder defending first base last season, he’d still be in the majors and probably racking up good stats. Instead, he’d been relegated to the minor leagues to rehab. She’d spoken to him a few times and loved the deep blue of his eyes and his easy smile. He could be cocky and pushy. Rumor had it he’d bedded women in every city and left a string of broken hearts in his wake. It could all be rumors, but...

AUTHOR INFO:

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been nominated at the LRC for Best Author, Best Contemporary, Best Ménage, Best BDSM and Best Anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.
When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library. Find out more about Megan and Wendi HERE.


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