Monday, February 29, 2016



Harley by Michelle Jo Quinn
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: January 19th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

All of her life, Cadence “Cade” Williams has been lied to…
With her ailing father on his deathbed, a whispered secret sends Cadence’s life into a tailspin. Determined to either confirm or debunk her father’s claim, she sets out on a mission to grow close to the only man with evidence to set things straight. To do that, Cadence earns a position in an elite security firm owned by her father’s old army buddy, Noah “Mac” Mackinley.
Mac is the only man who could hold the evidence to support her father’s claims…
But first, she must prove herself worthy of Mac’s trust and get close enough to find the truth. Her first mission is to watch over an eight-year old girl, Harley Clark.
Harley is not an ordinary girl. She’s the daughter of a rock star…
Despite her fragile appearance, Harley has tenacity and brilliance like nothing Cade has ever seen. To everyone’s surprise—including her own—Cade forms an unlikely friendship with the beautiful wallflower.
Her first assignment just became more interesting…
When Harley’s rock star father, Jax Clark, enters the scene, Cade can’t deny the instant attraction for the self-proclaimed bad boy. Tattoos, piercing eyes, and a raspy voice that sends thousands of fans into a screaming frenzy, he’s more than just a heartthrob. Worse, Jax starts to pay her more attention than she expects.
She’s faced with a choice—get lured in by the celebrity world and lose any chance of finding out the truth, or stick to the plan and avoid Jax at all costs to earn Mac’s trust.


The place was bigger than it seemed, a veritable mansion in the sky. Jax had seen photos of it before signing. His favourite part was the 180-degree ocean view. He stood in front of a floor to ceiling window in his office, laughing to himself at what he dubbed the room. Rock stars didn’t have offices. They had studios. His own personal studio was tucked in one of the corners of the penthouse, it had been his second priority. The first was Harley’s bedroom. He consulted a designer for it, and the woman had convinced him that every girl wanted a pink bedroom. When Harley saw her bedroom for the first time, Jax didn’t see the elation he had expected, nor did Harley throw a fit of rage. She just acted like…Harley, his darling little girl.

Before Nan passed away, she had made Jax promise to take care of her great-granddaughter, knowing full well that her own granddaughter, Fiona, was—and would always be—incapable of caring for a child, much less herself. Nan had been a constant strength for Harley, and Nan was Jax’s conscience in the flesh.

Jax had been ready to look the other way when Fiona told him of the pregnancy. They were too immature, too young, and too thirsty for success and stardom. Nan had insisted that the baby should at least be born and she herself would care for the child. When it came time for Fiona’s scheduled C-section, Jax had just signed a record deal that paved the way for his current celebrity status.

“Come to the hospital now,” was all Nan had said over the phone. Still drunk from all the champagne he’d chugged during the celebratory party, he sauntered into the room with the bright lights and beeping sounds. The sight of the small baby with tubes passing in and out of the incubator sobered him up. He couldn’t understand what he was seeing. How could his full-term infant be that small? And why was she blue? As he pressed his hand on the chamber’s surface, Nan came in with a doctor. As the doctor explained the situation, Nan had placed her hand beside Jax. She had found the best surgeon for the needed procedure. Jax had wanted to hold his child. He wanted to tell his daughter that everything would be fine.

But everything wasn’t fine. Not then and not now. “I’m fixing it,” he whispered to himself, only slightly aware of the other two people in the room.

“I’ve set appointments for Harley’s new school but Bruno has to let us know when he wants us in L.A.” Tina jarred him out of his thoughts. “That is, if you want to go with her.”

Jax sighed out loud. He knew what Tina was insinuating. He wasn’t the fatherly type, no matter what he tried to do before. Some had even accused him of buying his daughter’s love. More often than not, he had sent Tina to buy whatever it was that his daughter would enjoy. That had to stop. For Christmas last year, he personally picked his present for Harley—a pink Victorian dollhouse. What more could a girl want? But when Harley unwrapped it (and Jax took at least another hour to wrap the damn thing after having already spent four hours painstakingly putting it together), he saw the same type of enthusiasm, or lack thereof, that she displayed upon seeing her bedroom for the first time. Not happy, not sad. Not elated, not disappointed either. Just stoicism, the one thing Harley had perfected.

The curious thing was she seemed to show a bit more interest in Cadence Williams. Not that Harley could be blamed. The woman had definitely caught his attention in more ways than one. An idea hit him.

“Why not send her with Miss Williams?” He glanced at Tina, then at Zee, waiting for either one to agree or convince him it was the worst idea ever.

“That’s a good plan. It would be a way to test out Cade…with Harley,” Zee agreed.

“Perfect. I think I hear them now.” They waited until Harley and Cade’s footsteps neared the room. “Harley, could you come in here please?” Jax called out.

The two were getting along quite well, enough to share a joke between them. Harley had a big smile on her face, something Jax had only seen a few times, and Cade’s face lightened with a soft smile playing on her lips. Why was it the first thing Jax noticed? Even during their introductions, as soon as Jax saw those sensuous lips, his world had tilted. There was a slight lilt in his voice when he spoke to her that he hoped no one had noticed.

He addressed Cade and Harley. “I was just telling Tina that it would be a good idea for you to go with Miss Williams to check out Collingwood. You have a meeting tomorrow.” Jax smiled at his daughter.

Upon hearing the suggestion, Harley’s bright smile dimmed, but she didn’t protest. She only nodded.

Cade, on the other hand, was disappointed. Her eyebrows drew together. “Collingwood?” Her question echoed in the room. She turned to Harley. “You didn’t tell me you’re going to a new school.”

Harley tilted her head, not saying anything, but an understanding seemed to pass between the two. Jax was amazed and alerted by this. How could she garner trust from Harley in such a short time, while he had been unsuccessful for eight years?

“And you’re not going with her? To her new school?”

It took a second for Jax to realize that the question was directed towards him. It had been too long since anyone had questioned his actions.

Before he could reply, Zee spoke, “Cade, Jax has business in LA. It would be an excellent idea for you to attend the meeting with Harley and get to know Collingwood as well, if Harley decides to choose it.” Zee sounded powerful, authoritative.

Cade crossed her arms over her chest. Defiance. Boy, did she know how beautiful she looked even with that attitude? When was the last time a woman had challenged him? Jax’s thoughts had him feeling primal. He leaned on the back of a club chair, copying her stance. “Would you all give Miss Williams and me a moment?”

Tina smirked as she left the room. Harley paused for a brief moment, her head bowed as she turned around and walked out after Tina. Zee showed no other emotion. Clearly, he knew Jax was the boss. He glared at Cade as he passed her by but said nothing else before leaving and closing the door behind him.

Now that the two of them were alone, other thoughts filled Jax’s mind. A surreal crackling in the air made his body shiver, and the hair on his arms stand. Would he falter first in this standoff with the sexy bodyguard?

“I have to fly to LA,” he started, not changing his stance, and neither did she. “My manager and agent made new arrangements for a possible international tour. Harley knew things like this would happen. I would take her with me normally, however, I believe she would be safe with you as she checks out a possible new school.”

Would that do it? His voice was cool and calm but radiated sex. It had worked on so many women before, but would it work on Cade?

She sighed heavily, unlocking her arms. Her hands remained fisted on her sides. “A new school is a big step. It wasn’t mentioned to me that she would no longer be homeschooled. Wouldn’t it be a good idea for her father to be present for this new introduction?”

He defended himself. “Of course you’re right. I have already met with the head of Collingwood before moving to Vancouver. Well, Collingwood and a few other schools. Harley asked to attend a co-ed. Why she wants to change schools at this moment is something only Harley can answer.”

Jax shifted his weight forward, uncrossing his arms. He was drawn to Cade, something not entirely new or foreign to him but it was stronger than he had ever felt before. Taking his time, he sauntered to where she stood, defiance set on her countenance, hands fisted at her sides, chin lifted with challenge but her eyes…her eyes were kind and soft, unsure, and if he wasn’t wrong, slightly afraid.

“You have a certain connection with my daughter which I have only seen once before and you’ve known her less than an hour. And you…intrigue me.” He was but a few inches away from her. He couldn’t tell which one of them emanated more heat than the other. The air thickened between them until it was hard for Jax to breathe.

When he saw the slight change in her eyes, the want, the need, he closed off the gap and covered her mouth with his.

Michelle‘s love for writing blossomed when her father gave her a diary. However, instead of recounting her daily life, she wrote stories of fictional people. Like most of her characters, she believes in Happily Ever After. Naturally, she finds harmony in writing romance.

An unabashed, self-proclaimed foodie, Michelle loves to try new food whenever she travels. She once had triple crème Brie and duck rillette for lunch on top of Grouse Mountain.  She enjoys watching foreign films and reading a good book by the fireside.

Michelle is an active member of RWA and several of its chapters. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids.

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Friday, February 26, 2016


Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
My resurrection, they call it. They have no bloody idea. Shipwrecked and lost, left for dead, Abandoned by my own family. Drugged and addicted. My wife saved me, brought me home. I didn’t even know I had a wife—can I trust her? I know I want her. Desperately. We are two of a kind—the manipulated, the tossed off, the rejected. Bitter disappointments, painful secrets, age-old jealousies are my new shipwreck, and my wife my new opium. Is satisfaction to be found in revenge or revenge in satisfaction? One thing I do know, without each other we’re both doomed. A sensual 18th century tale of deception, revenge, and two souls hungering for love and absolution.
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Cat Porter was born and raised in New York City, but also spent a few years in Europe, Texas and the suburbs along the way. As an introverted, only child, she had very big, but very secret dreams for herself. She graduated from Vassar College, was a struggling actress, an art gallery girl, special events planner, freelance writer, and had all sorts of other crazy jobs all hours of the day and night to help make those dreams come true. She has two children's books traditionally published under her maiden name. She now lives in Greece with her husband and three children, and freaks out regularly and still daydreams way too much. She is addicted to old movies, the History Channel, her iPad, her husband's homemade red wine, really dark chocolate, and her Nespresso coffee machine. Writing keeps her somewhat sane, extremely happy, and a productive member of society.
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

~REVIEW~ Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Amy's 5* Review

This is a very well-written debut novel by the author. The story is told from three separate points of view, which was refreshing, and suprisingly easy to follow.

Alex is a journalist who is writing a story on therapy being conducted at a hospital. They're testing a theory that people in a coma-like state can actually communicate with the outside world, albeit rather basically (ie, yes and no), depending on how their brain waves react. Alex also has a very nasty addiction to alcohol, which has cost her dearly, by losing her husband and miscarrying a child. She was also fired from her previous job due to her alcoholism. While at the hospital she comes across a patient, Amy Stevenson, who was attacked 15 years ago and is a patient of the hospital. Her attached, up until this point, has never been solved. Alex becomes engrossed in Amy's story and becomes determined to solve this crime.

Amy Stevenson is the patient. She's been in the hospital since being transferred there shortly after her attack. We get her POV from flashbacks, and from what she believes are dreams she's having. It takes a while, but Amy finally realizes her situation and does her best to communicate and help capture her attacker. While her view of the situation is very limited, she is able to convey quite a bit of information.

Jacob Arlington was Amy's boyfriend at the time of her attack. He's now married and expecting a baby with his wife, but he visits with Amy every day, a fact he keeps from his wife. He visits her because he feels guilty that his life has been able to move on, while Amy's hasn't. He's working with Alex to try to figure out Amy's attacker. He's quite a likable guy, and you feel bad for him in so many ways.

This was quite a good story. The only drawback I see, is the e-book price. For a new author, $12.99 for an e-book seems excessively high. Unfortunately, I think people may skip over this book due to the price, and that would be a shame because it is a wonderfully written story.

Guest Review- Angie's 5* Review

Brilliant mystery. Excellent writing. I was on the edge of my seat. I had my theories over who was Amy's attacker but the reveal blew me away. I'm impressed as hell that this is the author's first novel. 

The story takes place in England. Three povs:
1. Alex - a divorced alcoholic who is a freelance journalist trying to sort out her life while investigating Amy's attack that happened fifteen years ago. 
2. Jacob - Amy's high school boyfriend who is married with a baby on the way but still sits with Amy in secret a few times a week. 
3. Amy - She was abducted and attacked and left for dead when she was just fifteen years old. Technically, she's in a vegetative state but she's also shown signs of brain activity and specialists believe she is "aware" to an extent. I loved Amy's pov. 

My only criticism is the pricing for the ebook. $12.99? Really? I wish the publishers would reconsider because a lot of people are going to pass and it'd be a shame to miss out. I loved every word. Bravo!

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Tour Stop The Revenger by Debra Anastasia

Title: The Revenger
Author: Debra Anastasia
Release Date: February 22nd 2016


The real hero of this story is dead. You should have met him. He was a beautiful man. The love of my life. I didn’t deserve him.

Now what’s left are the jagged edges of the person I am without him, and what I have to do to get by. This isn’t even a story about love. Not really. It’s a twisted tale of revenge and hate—a happily never after.

The only man in my life now is the one I have to kill.
I’m Savvy Raine.
I used to be a wife.
I used to be a mother.
Now I am the Revenger.

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"What the hell are you?” He searched frantically for the door latch, his panic making him oblivious to the open top of the Jeep above him.
He didn’t deserve an answer, and he wouldn’t get one. Only in her head would she respond. She pulled him from the backseat and held him aloft, thinking, I’m a mom without a reason. I’m a person without a life. I’m dead with no escape.

Review by Iza

This is, indeed, a darker book. The blurb is right - the real hero of the story is dead.

But that doesn't mean it's not a good book. So far, the books I've read by Debra were funny ones or gut-you-and-give-you-all-the-feels ones. Her Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series is still a fave of mine, I love those boys.

This book, however, is something really different. But good. I can't really put my finger on the genre. Sort of paranormal-ish, gives you the feeling you're watching a DC Comic movie. It's really interesting how Debra created it all, this story where the heroine seeks revenge for what happened to her.

It kept me curious and interested, and even though I sort of knew what the ending would be - it's truly inevitable - I still held my breath. But I was okay with that ending. To be honest, anything else would have ruined the rest of the story. Plus, I foresee another book and am really curious how that will turn out.

Debra Anastasia is one of those authors that knows how to continually surprise you. Shake you up. I like it, makes life more interesting. 4 stars and I want to thank the author in exchange for my honest review.  

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

COVER REVEAL ~ STUCK-UP SUIT by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

(A standalone novel)
Release date 4/11/2016

A Contemporary Romance novel

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

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RELEASE DATE: April 11th, 2016

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It started out like any other morning on the train.

Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle.

He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world.

Who did the stuck-up suit think he was…God?

Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it.

When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left.  So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out.

I might have picked it up.

I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers.

I might have held onto the mystery man’s phone for days—until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.

When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me.

So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk’s office.

I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first though.

I didn’t expect him to text back.

I didn’t expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.

I didn’t expect to fall for him—all before we even met.

The two of us couldn’t have been any more different.

Yet, you know what they say about opposites.

When we finally came face to face, we found out opposites sometimes do more than attract—we consumed each other.

Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for where I’d wind up when the ride was over.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.

Other books from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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Meet Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Sins of Sevin

Stepbrother Dearest

Jake Undone (Jake #1)
My Skylar
Jake Understood (Jake #2)

Meet Vi Keeland
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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.  

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Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)
Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

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The Baller

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See
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