Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Night Owl Reviews ~ Building Up To Love







Building up to Love

The Love List, #4


Laura is the owner of a large Victorian home that has been in her family for many years. When she decides the home is simply too large for her, she gets the idea to convert the house into a bed and breakfast. She will need to hire a contractor to handle the renovations. She hires Travis, even though she is attracted to him and doesn’t want to mix business with pleasure.
Laura belongs to a sort-of book group where the ladies of the group have created ‘A Love List’ rather than actually read and discuss books. They place the names of the town’s most eligible bachelors into a hat and draw names. The name you draw is the man you must ask for a date. So far, Laura has had no luck with ‘The Love List’. When she draw Travis’s name, she won’t ask him out because of their business arrangement. But love will not be denied. Yet, sooner or later, Travis is going to find out he was a part of the list, and that could be a deal breaker. Then of course, Laura does see him with that other woman…uh oh!
Building up to Love is the 4th book in ‘The Love List’. It’s a sweet and bubbly little romance featuring a strong, independent heroine. I enjoyed the buildup of the couple's relationship within the well written plot. It’s refreshing to read a story that relies on sweetness to build a relationship rather than sex. This is the second book in ‘The Love List’ series I have read, and I would certainly read the others. A fine story I recommend.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ISALOVESBOOKS: Chasing Victory By Joanne Jaytanie Blog Tour.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Check out Sharon Kleve's upcoming release!



Blurb:

Book one of the exciting Taken Series will slip you into the world of drug cartels, DEA operations, and the never-waiving love between Arden and Lucy.

Arden Jones is a DEA agent and has seen and done it all. His transfer to a desk job is finally in reach. But, when his good friend is brutally murdered he must go after the cartel one more time while protecting the ones he loves.

Lucy Farris arranges flowers for a living, lives in a quaint house in the outskirts of Seattle, and has two adorable Siamese cats. The last thing she expects is to be kidnapped and used as bait to by the cartel to hunt the man she loves.


Excerpt:

Thirty-six hours later. Back in the U.S.

I halted my one-sided conversation with the foul cockroach wedged between the wall and the table and watched through half-closed eyes as Sergeant Tom Barnaby stepped into O'Neill's Bar and Grill. I reacted the same way when I stepped into the dimly lit bar. We both kept our backs against the door until our eyes adjusted. Barnaby walked toward me, loose-limbed, like he didn't have a care in the world.

I knew better. Years in law enforcement changed me, set me apart from everyone else. The average citizen couldn't imagine the atrocities we witnessed. We worked for different agencies, hunting down and arresting scum of the earth who lurked in the streets, businesses, and behind the doors of suburban homes.

When Barnaby reached the cracked, orange vinyl booth he shook his head at the mess left on the table from the previous patron.

“Jones,” Barnaby said, as he looked around the bar. “You couldn't have picked a classier place than this to meet?”

I didn't comment, just acknowledged him with a nod, and motioned for him to sit. Without a word, Barnaby sat down, grabbed a grease-stained napkin, brushed the large, winged bug off the table and stomped on it.

For the last hour, the roach’s large antennas moved from side-to-side and back-and-forth when I spoke nonsense to him. I hadn't gotten that much single-minded attention in days. Now, my short-lived friend was bug-guts on the bar floor.





 
Bio:
Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.
Sharon is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deservewith a few bumps and bruises along the way.
One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.
When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Chasing Victory's 2nd Birthday!




Happy 2nd Birthday
CHASING VICTORY!!

This month is all about Chasing Victory!
Fun, games, blog review tour, and prizes!!

Make sure you check back often!


LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
CAPTION CONTEST!
Caption this image, and the funniest or most clever comment will win a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card and an Audio book of Chasing Victory by Joanne Jaytanie!!




And the winner is…


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Chasing Victory's 2nd Anniversary Blog Tour





Come join us in celebrating
The 2nd Anniversary of
Chasing Victory

Book One of The Winters Sister series



Doctor Doolittle in female form creates X-Men on steroids.
Murder, kidnapping, and blackmail ensue as world-renowned geneticist Victory Winters is forced to advance her research on canine DNA for a madman CEO.






The Blog/review tour will run from
March 18 to 24



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