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The SEAL’s Angel

About the Book by Petie McCarty

The SEAL’s Angel is the third story in the Mystery Angel Romance [MAR] series. Each stand-alone love story in the series has an angel hidden in the plot, and the angel’s identity isn’t revealed until the finale — unless the reader figures it out first.

Seal's Angel Cover ArtIn The SEAL’s Angel, Navy SEAL Sean MacKay’s teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes MacKay’s teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen formula at all costs.

Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL Teams. Cory’s whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay shows up at her resort with the news of her brother’s death and the wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified documents. No way will Cory trust MacKay — the man who once seduced her and then vanished into the night without a trace.

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Visit with Lisa Belcastro

Thanks for inviting me to visit with Lilac Reviews. I’m a huge lilac fan, having acquired fourteen varieties so far. Now I can add “Lilac Reviews” to my collection.  😉

Autho Photo Lisa BelcastroI love connecting with readers, whether in person or through social media. As much as I appreciate and need the Internet and computer, I truly enjoy the one-on-one, or face-to-face, meetings. I wish there were more opportunities, but I do seize every chance I get.

Living on Martha’s Vineyard, we have a high season with lots of tourists, a.k.a. potential readers. With the exception of my Christmas novellas, I release my books in early summer, including my latest, A Dream for Love.

Talking and connecting on a personal level is the best way to introduce my books to all these lovely tourists looking for a souvenir to take home with them. Every Wednesday throughout the summer I set up a table at the Chilmark Flea Market. Hundreds of Island visitors stroll through the grounds, and I’m lucky enough to meet many of them and talk about their vacation, where they’re from, and what they like to read.

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Charmed I’m Sure

About the Book by Lynda Simons

Laugh Out Loud Funny…With Just a Touch of Magic


One minute Maxine Henley is the happy bride-to-be and the next she’s the girl who gets dumped over the phone. Max has never believed in magic and fairy’s tales, but if wearing a love charm can warm her fiancé’s cold feet, she’s happy to stuff that little wooden heart next to her own and wait. The charm came with a promise that the right man will find her, guaranteed, but how can that happen when her teenage crush Sam O’Neal keeps getting in the way!

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Review: If You Believe

 
Blurb: 

Sometimes love only comes once in a lifetime. For some lucky people, it is possible to love again.

Melody and Jack had shared an unforgettable love story that abruptly came to an end. Melody, left picking up the pieces, finds herself alone years later, with no hope or desire to date again. With the holiday season approaching, Melody finds it particularly difficult to get Jack out of her thoughts.

Jack isn’t sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, but his mind is set on one thing only, finding a new love for Melody by Christmas Eve at midnight.  Easier said than done, with many obstacles to tackle, Jack underestimates how difficult the task is. With conflicting emotions, Jack takes it upon himself to find a man for a woman he still loves.

With the clock ticking as the holidays approach, this charming story of finding love the second time around will have you laughing and crying, but ultimately, it will have you believing in true love.

 

         
 
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Review by Felita Daniels  \  150 Pages

This is a delightful story and a light, easy read. When you truly love someone, you want them to be happy. This story is a beautiful example of this.

I have to say that Jack’s first attempts seemed pretty pathetic. He thinks he can just ‘go to the mall’ and pick someone out? Matchmaking is a true skill. There’s a little reality here of the pitfalls and obstacles of dating. He has a time constraint also.

This was a clean story. Some might get a tear in their eyes at places, but you don’t necessarily need a whole box of tissues. I was concerned with the page length, that this might be one of the new books that leaves you with a big cliff hanger. This was not the case, which I was happy about. There is a sense of resolution and closure.

Certainly there might be another story down the road about some of the characters, Trent and Cassie maybe? A different holiday for Melody and ______________? I don’t want to give anything away.

 

About The Author
Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters.  The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby.  Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy.   She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.
Mya currently has several releases: At First Sight, a contemporary romance about dating in the modern world, published by Astraea Press, and Where There is Love, a contemporary romance in which a woman struggles with past obstacles, ultimately faced with whether or not she will open her heart to love. Where There is Love is published with Solstice Publishing. Mya is excited to say that Astraea Press recently released her contemporary holiday paranormal romance titled If You Believe. Mya’s first Young Adult book is now available. Miranda’s Choice is a young adult fantasy novel published by Solstice Publishing.  Coming soon is The Calm After the Storm, published by TouchPoint Press. This novel is a contemporary romance taking place in the setting of Hurricane Sandy. The story revolves around the idea of a utility worker from Georgia falling in love with a woman in New York.
  Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child.   Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on.  She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters.   Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica.   Mya is currently working on her sixth novel.
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A Stolen Season

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Time-traveling archaeologist Sarah Baxter just left a piece of 21st-century equipment in 19th century Regency England. Unfortunately, when she goes back to retrieve it, she makes an even bigger mess of things—resulting in the death of an English earl. Now his brother is not only out for revenge, but he also has Sarah’s device. Now Sarah must find a way to steal back her device, hide the truth about the earl’s brother and—most importantly—to not fall in love…

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About the Author

Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another.

A mother of three, her two little gentleman’s in the making, a future Lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal.

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Excerpt…

A Stolen Season“You will have to sleep with him.” Richard threw his cheroot into the unlit hearth. “I thought you planned on doing that anyway. You like him, and he obviously likes you, so what’s the problem? It’s not like you’re a virgin.”

Sarah shushed him and sat down on the opposite chair. “That’s not the point. I can’t just jump his bones; women of this era don’t work that way. He has to court me, woo me.” She sighed at Richard’s disgusted expression. “I know it sounds lame, but it’s actually quite nice to have a gentleman sweep you off your feet.”

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Cross Examination Contest

Day 8
14 Days of Romance Valentine’s Day Book Blitz Event

 Let’s mix things up a bit by adding some suspense to all our romance with Cross Examination.

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Synopsis

 No longer able to tolerate her husband Scott’s abuse, Tamara Slay packs up her daughter, Gabby, and moves to Louisiana, hoping a new life and a new identity will give her a fresh start. An unexpected phone call from a Sheriff’s deputy in Florida shatters her sense of security. Scott hides a much darker secret than abusing his wife. Above all else, she must protect Gabby from Scott.  

Lt. Martin Beck of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the death of Brandy Fuller for years. Sidetracked for a while by his wife’s murder, Beck finally reopens the cold Fuller case and discovers a thin lead. The new evidence takes him to Louisiana to meet the estranged wife of his primary suspect. Together, Beck and Tamara conclude that Scott not only murdered Brandy Fuller, but seven other women on the Florida Gulf coast.

As Beck dives deeper into the investigation, he draws closer to Tamara. Passions ignite as the one woman who wants Scott dead the most allies with the one man who wants Scott dead the most. Can Beck protect Tamara and Gabby from Scott and stop a serial killer from killing again?

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Pulse Point Contest

Pulse Point BannerPulse Point Anthology
Authors: B.L. Mooney, Bev Elle, Elizabeth Miller, Lisa M. Harley, Lisa N. Paul, M. Stratton, Nicole Andrews Moore, Phalla S. Rios, Vanessa Marie
Publication date: February 1st 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance
 

Nine Authors, nine stories and over nineteen hundred pages of romance come together in this anthology to raise awareness and benefit the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Help us make a difference. Go Red and Speak Red. All proceeds of this anthology will go to the American Heart Association – Go Red for Women campaign. Continue reading

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A Change of Plans

DAY 1:
A Change of Plans 
by Donna K. Weaver

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Review Black Hole Bounty

Author Sienna Bronwyn/ Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 276 Pages

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First Book in the Series

Interestingly, this novel starts out in 1987.  One usually thinks of a science fiction work to be in the future?  But I suppose after you are on another planet, what does the year matter?  The author obviously has an interest in science fiction as her protagonist Jerusa mentions and references characters, books, and movies from that genre.  She is a self- proclaimed average brownie-baking mom. Upon her abduction she cries foul, there’s no reason for their interest in her.  Well, as the story goes on… she did have several hints through her life that she wasn’t really what you would call average.

She finds herself smack dab in the middle of a war on another planet.  Who is telling the truth, what do they want from her, who can she trust?  How can she escape? Oh, and how do these creatures mate?  The first blurb I read about this was that it was a sci-fi romance.  On one of the first title pages when I began reading I saw the label ‘erotic romance.’ Oops, wasn’t sure I was up for that!  However, I kept turning the pages.  The science fiction and adventure are the backbone of this work.  There are some explicit bedroom scenes but they are part of the storyline of the races characteristics, and how healing can be done. In this alien environment where she is dragged around like a pawn, does anyone around her begin to care for her?

Even though the kitchen kept calling for me to come clean it, I stayed in the living room chair reading while it rained outside. This was a well-plotted adventure with an interesting woman.  She’s not Wonder Woman (never saw her puke in an episode), but she has spunk and tries to be a good person as she is making difficult decisions. I really enjoyed this book.  If you like Farscape mixed with a little Red Shoes Diaries you will enjoy this book too. Continue reading

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New Release: Twisted Sixteen

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A Dodie Jenks Novel

It’s release day for Lexi Witcher. Remember you can win a copy of Bittersweet Sixteen or Twisted Sixteen by just signing up for her street team. You have until Sunday to do it. Go to http://facebook.com/authorlexiwitcher
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In this book there’s a 300 year old curse that the eldest daughter in each generation would die on her sixteenth birthday.  Can a warlock save Dodie from her birthday fate?

“You’re just a pawn to them, Dodie. Be mine and I’ll let you live. Reject me and you shall die.” –Anson Parker

 

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