Monday, November 3, 2014

New Release! DEATHWISH (Broslin Creek #6) by Dana Marton

 (Disclosure:  I work for the author.)

Officer Gabriella Maria Flores desperately needs a big win to save her career. A case that proves that she has her act together, something non-controversial to make people forget the recent scandal she's been involved in. Instead, the murder she catches couldn't be more high-profile, the number one suspect her boss's brother. Means, motive, opportunity--check. And open-and-shut case, if she's ever seen one. But then, instead of arresting the suspect, why is she falling in love with him?

Dana Marton's Broslin Creek series is a wonderful reading treat, because after reading the FREE first book in the series, DEATHWATCH, you realize there are more books to read so you can stay in the world of Broslin Creek longer.  She writes a distinctive and oh-so-readable blend of well-crafted mystery, believable romance, and characters who feel like friends, all packaged in a fast-paced well-written style with Dana's distinctive splashes of humor.
DEATHWISH is no exception.  It starts with an intense military mission in Afghanistan as Hunter leads a team to rescue a fellow soldier.  Shortly after he returns to the States to resume life as a civilian, planning on proposing to his long-term girlfriend.  But the night of his homecoming party at his brother's (Ethan Bing, Chief of Police) ends with Hunter accused of his girlfriend's murder.  Gabi, the newest officer on the police force gets stuck with the case as the only cop in town with no personal relationship with the accused.  
I connected to Hunter and Gabi right away.  Dana Marton is so good at creating characters who are both believable and worthy of being a story hero/heroine.  They feel so real to me.  Hunter is everything a romance hero should be - handsome, strong, smart, self-deprecating, and kind.  And Gabi is the perfectly balanced heroine - I wanted to be her strong kick-ass, capable self and I also rooted for her as a friend, hoping she'd solve the murder, show everyone what a great cop she is, and get the guy.  Gabi is also a rather unique heroine - she is all about the job, and her focus on being better at the job.  She doesn't wear makeup or girly clothes, can't cook, and doesn't decorate.  She's easy to be around, and Hunter is shocked at his response to her, because he thought he wanted a feminine, soft, homemaker type gal.

Towards the end, as Gabi's life is in danger and she's fighting to escape the killer, my heart rate actually went up I was so into it.   And the Christmas backdrop/timeframe is beautifully incorporated - it felt like pretty holiday background music setting the tone of the book.  When there wasn't murder, assault and mayhem, of course:-)

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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.

Kirkus Reviews calls her writing “compelling and honest.” RT Book Review Magazine said, “Marton knows what makes a hero…her characters are sure to become reader favorites.” Her writing has been acclaimed by critics, called, “gripping,” “intense and chilling,” “full of action,” “a thrilling adventure,” and wholeheartedly recommended to readers. Dana is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Readers’ Choice Award, and Best Intrigue, among other awards. Her book, TALL, DARK, AND LETHAL was nominated for the prestigious Rita Award. DEATHSCAPE reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Romantic Suspense Bestseller list.

Dana has a Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction, and is continuously studying the art and craft of writing, attending several workshops, seminars and conferences each year. Her number one goal is to bring the best books she possibly can to her readers.

Keeping in touch with readers is Dana’s favorite part of being an author. Please connect with her via her web site ( or her Facebook page (

Having lived around the world, Dana currently creates her compelling stories in a small and lovely little town in Pennsylvania. The fictional town of her bestselling Broslin Creek series is based on her real life home where she fights her addictions to reading, garage sales, coffee and chocolate. If you know a good twelve-step program to help her with any of that, she’d be interested in hearing about it! :-)

***Visit Dana’s website to read the first chapters of her books!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

$100 Gift Card Giveaway and 99 cent Book Blowout!

Check out the $100 giveaway author Dana Marton is doing with friends at

10 books on 99c blowout sale, and a chance to win $100 from authors Dana Marton, Sharon Hamilton, Rebecca York, Debra Burroughs, Jill Sanders, Karen Fenech, Nina Bruhns, Toni Anderson, Lori Ryan, and Patricia Rosemoor. 

While you're there, please vote for best blurb and best cover. 

Broslin Bride is one of the contestants and Luanne needs your vote!

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Release! GATOR BAIT (Miss Fortune Series #5) by Jana DeLeon

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the fifth book in the hilarious Miss Fortune series.

Things are starting to look up for Fortune Redding. Even though her life was at stake, the CIA assassin had balked at taking on a new identity in Sinful, Louisiana. But instead of hating it like she’d thought she would, Fortune now has friends she cares about and just finished up an incredible first date with the sexiest deputy in the state. Sure, there’s been a murder or two that she’s gotten mixed up in since she arrived in town, but she’s hoping all of that is behind her.

But when someone almost kills Deputy Carter LeBlanc, Fortune tosses her dreams of peace and quiet into the muddy bayou and shifts back into being the deadly trained professional that she is. With the help of Ida Belle and Gertie, Fortune launches a manhunt, intending to find a killer before he tries again. 


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About Jana:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won’t find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get to by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched out over the water where Jana spent many hours reading books.
Jana and her brother spent thousands of hours combing the bayous in a flat-bottomed aluminum boat, studying the natural habitat of many birds, nutria and alligators. She would like you to know that no animals were injured during these “studies,” but they kept makers of peroxide in business.
Jana has never stumbled across a mystery or a ghost like her heroines, but she’s still hopeful.
She now resides in Dallas, Texas, with the most spoiled Sheltie in the world.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Last Day at 99c BROSLIN BRIDE by Dana Marton

(I work for the author.  But this book was awesome.)  4.7 stars on 85 reviews at Amazon!

From NY Times bestselling author Dana Marton:
I'm having a 99c Sale until Friday as part of my anniversary celebrations! THANK YOU for supporting me through 10 years and 40 books. Please share.

The worst time to be charged with murder is:

A. When you have no alibi for the night in question.
B. When you have no memory of the night in question.
C. When you told people you hated the victim.
D. When the detective is the 1st guy you ever slept with--which didn't end well.

Check all of the above for Luanne Mayfair. If it wasn't for bad luck, she wouldn't have any luck at all. Okay, maybe a little luck. As it turns out, Detective Chase Merritt doesn't hold grudges.

He still looks at Luanne just as he did in high school, except he's grown some serious 'hot cop' muscles--very distracting when Luanne is trying to avoid the very law Chase represents.

Is she the killer? Is she being framed? Is she the next victim? As Chase and Luanne race to find some answers, danger and heat ratchet up in this fast-paced romantic mystery that will stop your heart one second, then steal it in the next.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SLIM to NONE ( A Cedar Tree novel) by Freya Barker

(I received a copy from the author in exchange for consideration of a review.)

Since moving to beautiful Cedar Tree, Colorado, Emma Young, mother of one adult daughter, has worked from home doing some online bookkeeping and baking for her best friend's diner to supplement her disability pension. Life has been pretty good, that is until she received a strange phone call that starts an alarming chain of events.

Investigator Gus Flemming is hot on the trail of a bail skip with organized crime connections that bring him to Cedar Tree. Once there, the focus of his investigation lands squarely on the gently rounded shoulders of a vivacious red haired Emma, whose physical limitations have done nothing to dampen her zest for life.

When it becomes clear that Emma is at risk, Gus does't hesitate to step in and protect her. Call it a job with some very hot benefits......

Slim to None is the first book by author Freya Barker, and it was a delightful, steamy surprise. It features a smart, feisty, sexy heroine and a gruff, rough, sweetheart of a hero.  
The book starts with one hell of a sexy wrong number, waking up Emma's dormant libido.  Emma has been so busy living her life, she hasn't made room for intimacy in her life.  Shortly after the phone call Emma's life is turned completely upside down as she finds herself mixed up in a criminal investigation as the target of a desperate bad guy.  The suspense starts right away and keeps the story moving and everyone guessing.

I loved Emma.  She's stubborn, smart, brave, and wants to do the right thing.  And the red-hot romance with Gus, one of the most open-minded, loving and kind heroes I have ever read, was so sweet, steamy, sexy and romantic - the whole package.  I loved that her physical disability was coincidental to the story, and not the focus.  As someone who has similar issues, I found the plot believable and realistic, making the story even better and more intense, keeping me reading way past my bedtime. 

Next, please!

Freya Barker
About the author:
Freya has always been creative. Involved in music and dance when she was younger, she followed it up with painting, cake design, quilting, and has most recently added cover design. Now the Dutch-born Canadian mother of two has found her voice - writing.

Freya Barker is the pen name for a well-respected reviewer/blogger, to who - as an avid reader, the next step to pen a book of her own seemed only natural.

Driven to make her stories about 'real' people, Freya's characters are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, hot monkey sex and some thrills and chills in their lives!

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Raising Chaos (Book Two: Earthbound Angels) Book Blog Tour and *Review*

When good fails, chaos rises to the challenge.
The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped from the Abyss in order to wreak vengeance against the person who sent her there—Bedlam’s best friend, Khet—he can’t sit idly by.
Only one relic possesses the power to kill Khet, who suffers immortality at Lucifer’s request: the mythical Spear of Destiny, which pierced Christ’s side at His crucifixion. Neither angel nor demon has seen the Spear in two thousand years, but Azrael claims to know its location. Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.
His quest is made nearly impossible by the interference of a persnickety archivist, Keziel—his angelic ex—and a dedicated cult intent on keeping the Spear out of the wrong hands. But to Bedlam, “wrong” is just an arbitrary word, and there’s no way he’s letting Khet die without a fight.

Lucky me!  I jumped at the chance to review Raising Chaos (Book Two: Earthbound Angels) because I really liked Oracle of Philadelphia (See my review HERE). 
The author has created a fascinating world full of ancient sects, secrets, quests, prophecies, and an angelic and demonic hierarchy complete with all the petty bitchiness of any human version.  One of the best things about these books is the relationship between the angels, fallen angels, and demons.  Corrigan does a dandy job of deftly creating shades of gray when it comes to the motives and ethical decisions of all of them. 
RAISING CHAOS is told through the alternating viewpoints of Bedlam, Siren and Khet, as the angels race to find the Spear, while Khet (Caela) takes a sabbatical of sorts and finds out her new neighbor is a violent sociopath.  
Bedlam is still delightfully irreverent, impulsive and nutty but full of heart and stream-of-consciousness thoughts - he's a great counterpoint to the serious, bureaucratic-type angels who adhere to their roles without thought.  Siren is the exception.  As the Angel of Truth, she knows when she speaks a lie, and as she chases Bedlam and the Spear, she begins to realize that there's more going on in the world and the heavens than anyone realizes, and an apocalypse may be at hand.  Meeting up with Mephistopheles causes her to remember the horrors of the nephilim purge ordered by Michael and Lucifer.  They share memories of the past, and Biblical history is added in to the angel's history, creating the best, most believable, most cohesive kind of world - part fantasy and part reality (or religious history in this case).As Bedlam completes the strange tasks to advance the quest and be considered the angel Jesus foretold ad gain possession of the Spear, Khet struggles to navigate the waters of a resort town and save a girl from a killer.
The book was really hard to put down - and what an ending!  I can't wait for the next book.

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 Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters. She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.

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