Book Blitz: Before She Became a Lady


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About Before She Became a Lady

Genre: Historical Romance with Suspense

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Laurel Collingsworth, seventeen and deeply in love, expects to marry her hero and live in wedded bliss forever after. Instead, with the ink barely dry on the marriage lines, Lord Robert Laningham is called away to Spain and the war. With a heavy heart, she sends her husband off with a kiss and a prayer for his safe return.

Now alone in her new role of Lady Laningham, she faces a series of terrifying events, shadowy intruders, missing jewelry, and mysterious footfalls in the night. Added to her alarms, she must fight her hostile sister-in-law for the reigns of her husband’s establishment.

When Lord Robert Laningham returns, can she convince him danger stalks the halls of the ancient mansion? In his wounded state, will he listen or must she protect her child, her recovering husband, and her household by herself?

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I am a native of Texas and still live in this great state. I write period romance tangled with suspense. I married my high school sweetheart, years and years ago. We raised four children and have eight grandchildren, and grandchildren are Grand. At the moment, all my children and my grandchildren live within seventy miles of our home, lots of visits. My husband and I still love each other after all these years the stuff romance is made of, Happy Ever After!

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Book Review: Royal Bond

Book Title: Royal Bondrb

Author: Megan Maldonado


They are forever…

Sydney Field’s life is a rollercoaster on steroids with one constant—Ryan Edwardson.

Best friends since a projectile crayon incident in kindergarten, Sydney and Ryan have stuck it out together through thick and thin, pranks and rants, and anything in between.

One kiss changes everything…

As Sydney does her best to sort through her new found feelings for Ryan and mend what she broke in their friendship, the rollercoaster makes a complete one-eighty, unveiling Ryan’s lifelong secrets.

Thrust into a world chalk full of royalty and kingdoms and wielders, Sydney starts to wonder what’s up or down, right or wrong, reality or fantasy.

In a twist of events, Sydney finds herself enveloped in a world she never knew she belonged to. Friends become enemies, strangers become her survival, and love becomes the ultimate price.

My Review:

Part one of the “Royal Series” is as best as it could have been expected. With the exceptional writing style that Megan Maldonado has accustomed us, this book falls obviously into the select category of 5 star books. Not to mention that, after reading part 3, I believe it’s the best from the series. Though, I still have part 2… Hmm, I wonder…

Ok, back to the review at hand. Part one follows the story of the Air Kingdom. We meet Sydney Field and Ryan Edwardson, best friends since they both can remember. Can a kiss destroy a friendship so long? Or can Ryan’s secrets put distance between them? Oh well, the story is far more complicated! The ending will blow your mind and leave you breathlessly waiting for more.

Sydney is kind of weird, though she is our nowadays teenager. She is used to take care of herself, she has confidence in herself, mainly due to her friendship with Ryan, she needs his friendship as a life line. He is her only confident, the only person from whom she doesn’t hide anything. That’s why the feelings their kiss brought out scare her. She pushes him away, she takes unreasoned decisions and doesn’t know how to act around him anymore. What she is unaware is that Ryan and his world have a much more significant effect or consequences on her own destiny.

“I like you. I like you a lot, like almost as much as I like sleeping and a bit more than I like chocolate.”

Ryan is doing his best to keep her away from his secrets, preventing her to find out his true origins. He wants her in his life and fears that once the truth will come out there can be no turning back. Being clueless about the way Sydney was affected by their kiss, he has trouble understanding her actions lately.

They both have to open up about their feelings and secrets. But this is not all they have to face. There are secrets that have been long kept hidden and that will astonish them both, A history that only the king and the queen would know. As I mentioned, the ending is something you cannot imagine.

A story that gets more complicated and more complex as pages are turned! This is a series worth following and in my humble opinion, this book deserves 5 stars. I loved it and thank you Megan Maldonado for yet another great book!

About the Author:

Megan Maldonado lives in Miami. She spends her spare time curled up in bed with every paranormal romance she can get her hands on, watching Marvel movies with her nerdy family, and writing. Megan writes Young Adult Paranormal Romance and New Adult Paranormal Romance.


Book Review: Royal Obsession

Book Title: Royal Obsessionro

Author: Megan Maldonado


Everything comes with a price…
For Carmella Woods, daughter of the prestigious and highly favored Lord Woods, feeling caged is no novelty. Her entire life has been designed in the hopes to make her fit, to adapt to what her parents perceive as respectable, honorable. Not doing so has high, unthinkable consequences. Consequences she has faced in the past, and has lost the fight against in the present.

Doing her best to be an obedient daughter and keep her essence—her spark—has proven quite difficult, especially since the favored her father praises are nothing more than a group of superficial bigots.

Until Derek Warren reenters her life.

Gorgeous, egocentric Derek Warren. Womanizing, dangerous Derek Warren.

After being fiercely rejected by Prince Derek, Carmella can hardly glance at him without feeling enraged. Though that quickly changes as her life is swooped into a whirlwind, with the prince at the center of the chaos—of the blaze. A link to who she truly is.

In a battle between past and present, truth and lies, Carmella must decide whether to fight the licks of flame that threaten to consume her, or embrace them.

My Review:

This is the third book in the “Royal Series” and covers the story of the Fire Kingdom, focusing on the relationship between Prince Derek and Carmella Woods. While she lived under the constant supervision of her father, Derek lived a life without regrets, sometimes even without thinking about the consequences his actions had. Can such a combination ignite a fire? Sure it can! It can even burn down a kingdom of fire wilders. I must admit that this is the first book I’ve read from the series and that it can be easily read as a standalone.

“Some friendly advice. Next time, don’t assume that all women are weak, that all women are powerless. Because people who assume, end up in bad situations.”

After being hurt by Prince Derek, Carmella does her best to avoid him, even if her now broken heart wishes differently. Since sometimes avoiding him seems not possible, she tries to provoke him, challenge him. But the prince seems clueless to her behavior and cannot understand why she acts this way around him. What starts as a beautiful love story will end in something far more complex that will leave you wanting for more.

Carmella is trying to do her best to keep her father’s anger at bay, even if she hates attending to social events. She’s started taking fighting classes in secret, as a way of revenge against the attitude she is forced to have. Having little to no support from the other family members, she confides part of her secrets to her best friends, but not even they know how far her father’s anger reaches. When she tries to find comfort in Derek’s arms, she realizes she’s nothing but a moment’s fling for him. His constant flirting with other girls has left her heart and trust broken.

“So you rather lose me, lose us, because of some fucked up preconceived notion that things are black and white. They’re not. Life is full of fucking color Twinkle. Beautiful colors. Ugly as shit colors. Colors that bring life to life”

Derek on the other hand seems oblivious to her turmoil. He lives his life to the full potential, enjoying as much as possible his position as prince. Still he is well aware of the fact that one day he’ll take his father’s crown and thus he has to deserve it. I must admit that in the beginning of this review I was willing to give 4 stars because I could not understand Derek’s actions most of the time. I mean, what was he actually thinking? Was he that stupid as to think he can have Carmella whenever he wanted? But after analyzing up close, I think at some level he understood she hated his world, she hated parties, having to put a polite face in front of those she could not stand. With all his flaws, when need arises, he acts to the fullest of his power.

“Life could be described as a multitude of puzzle pieces. Puzzle pieces that defined an image. An image that would be portrayed once done.  Each fitting into a specific spot.  Each constructing a different path. Different connections that would aid in joining certain sections together. Miss one and there would be no place to drop the other. Linking them as crucial to the puzzle as the entirety of it. Choices were similar in theory. When it came to life. When it came to paths. When it came to carrying your supposed destiny.”

The author has done an amazing job, not only with the story and the way the characters were built, but also with the way it was put in words. Each feeling, each emotion is very well transmitted to the reader. I was quite taken by the exceptional writing skills the author has.

Suffice to say that I loved the book and by now I can tell you that I’ve finished Book 1 and it’s also amazing! This is my first book by Megan Maldonado and I’m already a fan!

About the Author:

Megan Maldonado lives in Miami. She spends her spare time curled up in bed with every paranormal romance she can get her hands on, watching Marvel movies with her nerdy family, and writing. Megan writes Young Adult Paranormal Romance and New Adult Paranormal Romance.




Book Blitz: Shatter

Lola Taylor
Publication date: June 27th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Love is an addiction. And its name is Scott Melt-Your-Panties Meyers.

For twenty-five-year-old Amy Miles, moving into her craptastic new apartment was like winning the lottery.

Here, she could start over.

No more nightmares. No more drama. No constantly looking over her shoulder, waiting for the boogeyman to strike.

No, she was done with all that. She was going to be a normal girl, dammit.

Then Scott Meyers saunters into her life.

She knows she should stay away from her hot-as-sin apartment building manager. Shouldn’t put her heart out there, or get into another hot, romantic mess.

Two years of heartache, a helluva lot of tequila, and buried regrets should have been enough to make her call it quits on passion.

Except, Amy knows the moment she lays eyes on Scott, she’s not going to be able to run away from the undeniable attraction between them. They’re both damaged goods—and there’s a saying that darkness calls to darkness.

But some ghosts won’t be laid to rest.

When a stalker from Amy’s past returns, hell-bent on ending her life, she realizes happily ever after with Scott is just a dream. For his safety, she should walk out the door and never look back. It’s what the old Amy would have done—run like hell. Away from her past, away from inevitable heartbreak.

Except this time, she’s tired of running.

She’s ready to fight—even if it kills her.

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“Why Gentlemen Are Sexy” – by Lola Taylor

Reading romance is like going on a first date every time you open your next book. As you read you’re getting to know the hero, falling in love with him page by page. Some romances are sweeter than others. Some are bittersweet. Some are hotter than hell and steam up the screen of your ereader. And all of that’s fabulous and makes you excited to read more romance.

So you pick up another book off your gigantic TBR romance pile, eagerly gearing up for your next first date… only to discover about fifty pages in that your prince is more like a toad.

Or, more accurately, an asshole.

Symptoms of a First-Class Jerk

I see it all the time in hotter romance. The hero is, well, kind of a tool. He doesn’t hold the door open for you. He’s demanding with little compassion. He demeans or humiliates you. He’s possessive because “he just has problems and a helluva lot of baggage, baby.” But don’t worry, he’ll work on that. (Never.)

He thinks he’s all that. He thinks you’ll stick around because hey, what other options do you have? And who could compete with him anyway? He’s just that awesome (and full of crap).

What he doesn’t realize is that gentlemen are sexier.

I like heroes who treat their women with respect. Who make the heroine feel pretty when she’s just rolled out of bed, who bring her breakfast in bed—preferably after a hot round of “let me show you how much I love you.”

I like heroes who are there for their women no matter what, through the good and the bad. Heroes who would never put the heroine down or make her feel bad about herself. Heroes who encourage the heroine to be independent and bring out the best in her.

I like heroes who are tough as nails without being crazy or possessive. An alpha male who knows how to be a teddy bear around his woman, and who treats her like a queen.

I like reading and writing about gentlemen.

Because, in my opinion, nothing is sexier on a man than confidence—and adoration and respect for his queen.


Who’s your favorite swoon-worthy hero? Be sure to mention what series/book he’s from so the rest of us can fall in love with him, too.


Author Bio:

“Lola Taylor” is a pen name created for the romances I can’t show my grandma without blushing. My favorite genre to write is romantic suspense, usually involving hot werewolves, warlocks, or any other type of paranormal creature. Keep the action hot and the romance hotter—that’s my motto! I’m a horror film junkie, I still love Halloween as an adult (seriously, I think I get more excited for it than some kids do), and what precious spare time I have is spent with my family, reading (everything from sci fi to middle grade), playing the flute, painting pretty pictures, or screwing around on Pinterest or Etsy. Hailing from the South, I currently live in the Midwest with five fur babies and my hubby.

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Cover Reveal: The Trouble with Ghosts


A.L. Kessler presents

The Trouble with Ghosts (Here Witchy Witchy Book Three)

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September 13th, 2016

Release day: November 7th, 2016

Genre: Urban Fantasy


Poltergeists, severed thumbs, and lies…

PIB agents Abigail Collins and Nick Averin are rattled when a handful of severed thumbs are found at an abandoned house, but neither of them expected it to link to a decades old murder with strange ties to the paranormal world. When Abby’s greatest enemy seems to be helping her from afar, it’s clear that there’s more to this case than the duo first believed.

Past cases come back to life…

Levi is avoiding questions and being even more vague than normal when a new vampire comes to town claiming to be on the case involving blood starved vampires. It’s a fight against time and lies for the two agents.

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Explosions, body parts, and black magic are all part of Abby Collins’ typical day. As the top Paranormal Investigation Bureau agent, she only gets the best cases, but when the Cult of Ra comes to play she might be in over her head. Finding a murderer while up against a hex, an overprotective coven, and a stubborn werewolf reminds her that nothing in the paranormal world is easy. As the death toll rises and a decades old crime, linked to Abby, is uncovered, disturbing information is brought to light. Abby must unlock an ancient language steeped in black magic to uncover the truth before the murderer comes for her.

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Zombies… When Abigail Collins heard Nick’s theory on their current case, she knew he had to be crazy, but when a zombie shows up in her apartment she has no choice but to believe him. A renegade necromancer bent on manipulating witches and murdering innocent people runs amok in town and Abby and Nick have to stop them before more bodies pile up. Further complicating matters two PIB agents step onto the scene, claiming a link between their case and Abby’s. To top it all off, blood starved vampires are causing chaos in the city. It’s just another day for PIB Agent Abigail Collins, full of blood, monsters, and explosions.


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A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author known for her best selling Here Witchy Witchy Series. She’s a member of the Pikes Peak Writers and Midnight Writer’s in Colorado Springs, CO. Her most recent work is the fifth book in her Dark War Chronicles, the Edge of Darkness and plans on releasing the third book of the Here Witchy Witchy book in November 2016. Her addictions to coffee and chocolate keep her fueled through her busy life of being a mom, author, student and wife. You can learn more about her on her website








Book Blast: A Lady Never Lies


Book Title: A Lady Never Liesmediakit_bookcover_aladyneverlies

Author: Stephanie Burkhart


Jocelyn Dunkirk is not your typical Victorian lady. She dresses in leather, wears goggles and is not afraid to get a little grease under her fingernails. Gentlemen avoid her like a dirty rivet.

Richard Windsor, the Prince of Wales, travels through time to claim Jocelyn’s heart, but if it isn’t one challenge, it’s another. He determines to be a constant, steady presence in her life, hoping to prove he’d make a worthy husband.

Jocelyn’s facing a bucket full of problems. The Prime Minister wants her to assist in ending a coal strike before it cripples the nation while her father attempts to recover from a serious injury. Will Jocelyn’s dedication to her country and family ruin the one chance she has at love?


She swatted her hand next to her head like she was swatting a fly. Love could flitter away from her heart like a hummingbird for all she cared. Who needed it? Love hurt.

A knock rapped on the door, but before she could voice a reply, Richard walked in. He crossed the room, raw concern splayed over his face and he knelt before her. “What’s wrong?”


“You look annoyed.”

“A lady never cusses,” she replied.

His lips tipped in amusement. “What else does a lady never do?”

“They never wear the same dress twice.”

He pulled up a chair and sat in front of her. “I believe that.”

“And a lady never lies,” she said.

He slid his hand over hers and laced their fingers together. A sweet jolt pulsed up her arm and she smiled despite herself.

“So what’s bothering you?” he asked.


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Author Bio: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.  After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks.  She’s also an assistant den leader for her son’s Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children’s books published with 4RV Publishing.















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Book Review: Sixth Prime

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Title: Sixth Prime (The Prime Saga Book 1)

Author: Dan O’Brien


A war brews as a galaxy struggles to maintain a peace treaty signed in haste. The Commonwealth boasts sprawling cities built upon slums. The Sovereignty has placed the yoke of industry upon its citizens. Sixteen men and women are connected in a way they cannot yet understand. A murder of a prominent artist begins a chain of events that will ultimately determine the fate of the universe.

Only thirteen will remain.

In the end, there can be only one Prime.

Are you a Prime?


My Review:

This book contains more than a story, contains an entire universe, with planets that have their own history, or even their own species, with unique particularities for life support. I as captured by how deeply the author went when creating the proper environment for such a great adventure. And yes, I call it adventure because I have traveled to so many places with each chapter that it was becoming sometimes difficult to keep up with the where and who. Still, I can say that I am in awe of what Dan O’Brien has managed to do is these pages.

The action currently revolves around the death of an artist. As the title of the first chapter suggests, the curious case of Ale Euclid has created some disturbances around many planets. An organization hires a detective to make sure there is no link to them. But other events happen all around galaxies that are tied up to this case. There are people trying to understand the changes that happen to them, the voices they hear.  The mystery and adventure will keep you tangled in the pages like an addict.

What I mostly liked about “Sixth Prime” was the attention to details and how every planet or every place the action reached was different then the next. The characters were also unique, some with a hidden agenda, some oblivious to the bigger picture and some trying to follow their simple plans.

This is a book that opens up the reader not only to a great story, but to an entirely different world, where only the strongest can survive, a battle between primes and planets even. I advise you to give it a try; it’s definitely worth the while!


About the Author:

Dan O’Brien has written over 20 books, including the bestselling Bitten, which was featured on Conversations Book Club’s Top 100 novels of 2012. Before starting Amalgam, he was the senior editor and marketing director for an international magazine. In addition, he has spent over a decade in the publishing industry as a freelance editor. You can learn more about his literary and publishing consulting business by visiting his website at: Contact him today to order copies of the book or have them stocked at your local bookstore. He can be reached by email at