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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DANDY DETECTS (A Victorian San Francisco Story) by M. Louisa Locke and narrated by Alexandra Haag **AUDIOBOOK REVIEW**

Dandy Detects: A Victorian San Francisco Story | [M. Louisa Locke]

(I received a free copy from the author for review consideration.)

Blurb:
In this short story it is the fall of 1879 and San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved schoolteacher, uncovers a mystery with the help of her son's Boston Terrier, Dandy.
This story is set in the gas-lit world created by Locke in her Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, which includes Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, Bloody Lessons, and the short story "The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage".

Review:
After reviewing Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits here on my blog, I found Dandy Detects to be a delightful window into Barbara's life and mindset. Previously a minor character living in Annie's boarding house, we learn the reason Barbara is wary and somewhat reserved.  It was also interesting to view Annie and her boardinghouse from a resident's perspective.  
The basis of this short story (just 41 minutes for the audiobook) is the mysterious disappearance of a neighbor woman and her dog.  Barbara has made a real effort to meet the neighbor, feeling a kinship with her circumstances, but when she disappears after one hot night, Dandy's behavior supports Barbara's fears. 
The narrator, Alexandra Haag,  has a nice, rich, soothing voice, although at times I was distracted by what was almost a robotic quality of careful enunciation and steady tone. But overall, I thought she did a great job. 
The audiobook is prices at $3.99 and the ebook is just 99 cents.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

VAMPIRE PLAGUES (Book 1) by Sebastian Rook **REVIEW**

The Vampire Plagues I: London 1850

(I bought this book.)

Blurb:

A thrilling new suspense trilogy with a twist. For a thousand years, an ancient and all-powerful vampire god has lain dormant in the Mayan jungle. In 1850, he awakes -- and sets out for Europe...
London, 1850. An enormous ship has just reached port. From its hull, a flock of bats ascends and disappears into the streets. Jack Harkett intends to board the ship, in search of food or money. Instead, he encounters a boy his own age -- running for his life! The boy recounts horrific tales about a vampire plague that's killed the entire crew.
With no one to turn to but each other, the two boys vow to stop these horrors from continuing. Their pledge will take them on dangerous adventures from London to Paris and finally to Mexico, to confront the beast who started all this destruction....


Review:
There are 6 books in this series written under the pseudonym Sebastian Rook, although I could only find pictures of the first 3.  Published by Scholastic, I bought this for myself (um, I mean my son) through his school's Scholastic book order form (remember those?  LOVE!).
Anyway, he read this and really enjoyed it and I can see why.  It's a well-written classic adventure, with three 12 year old heroes who are trying to defeat a powerful Mayan vampire god who is running amok in London.  The writing is never simplistic, bad things happen, and the kids have to use every bit of intelligence, cunning, street smarts, and courage to defeat true evil.  Along the way they discover the true value of friendship (it will save you from a vampire minion's clutches), and that doing the right thing is never easy.
The setting is 1850 London, and Vampire Plagues depicts the city in all its dual horrible glory.  Jack is a street child who makes his home near the port, and his life is miserable and dangerous. Ben and Emily are children of the wealthy class, living in a luxurious home with servants who follow their instructions.  Yet the three of them find common ground in their courage, fear, friendship, and willingness to do what must be done.  By then end of the story they have formed a new version of a family, suffering great loss and great triumph.  Very well done!


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Paris 1850  Mexico, 1850 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tug Of War Review by K. Larsen



(I received a copy for review consideration.)

Blurb:
Impulsive, YES. Irresponsible, SURE. Necessary, PROBABLY. Going to end badly, most likely. Does any of that matter to me, no. I decided that I can't please everyone so this week my only goal is to please me. I'm a selfish cow but I can't seem to help it. I'm Clara Lord. I own Bloodline's Tattoo Parlor, have a filthy mouth, no filter and a really strong objection to bossy idiots, pet names and wealthy men.

You will hate me, love me or love to hate me but either way it doesn't matter. Everything I touch turns to crap and it's all my fault. See, I lived through hell. Then I escaped hell and carefully spent the next eight years crafting a perfect little life until Dominic Napoli screwed it all up. Now nothings right. Everything's wrong and all my secrets are coming out.


Review:
Oh, I had such high hopes for this book - I absolutely loved the intro before Chapter 1:

I'm Clara Lord.  I own Bloodlines Tattoo Parlor, have a filthy mouth, no filter, and a really strong objection to bossy idiots, pet names and wealthy men.  You will hate me, love me or love to hate me but either way it doesn't matter.  Everything I touch turns to crap and it's all my own fault.

Doesn't she sound fun?  Tough, insightful, and pessimistic, with an independent streak a mile wide.  But that impression was gone in the first few pages, and replaced with a whiny, self-centered hypocrite who uses men for personal gain, creates drama and hurts people just because she has a painful secret.  Add to that the fact that Clara doesn't speak, say, talk, mention, exclaim or explain - she "growls", "snarks", "smirks" and "snits" her sentences, which came off as an affectation rather than a descriptive tool.
Clara is one of the most unlikeable heroines I've ever read (and I've read some great books with not so likeable heroines, like Sarah Gran's Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead - that was a gritty, tough, well-written book with a heroine with zero Kardashian/stripper-culture tones).  Clara is selfish, childish, emotionally immature, and a slutty-manipulative brat.  The book starts with Clara spending a weekend with her girlfriends in Boston.  They're slamming drinks and declaring sisterhood, while dancing and barhopping.  Clara is apparently so magnetic, sexy and gorgeous that the most eligible billionaire in the country sees her dancing and comes up to her and starts grinding and coming on to her.  Clara HATES rich people and even though her friends ooh and ahh over Dominic, the girls leave the club  to avoid him, and, undeterred by their blatant and insulting rejection, he follows them (creepy stalker vibes starting to manifest here).  Soon after, Clara's friends desert her on the street (drunk and ready to puke and pass out), letting Dominic take Clara home.  Great friends, huh?  And this is just the first few pages.
After this delightful weekend, Clara heads home to Virginia where we learn she has an 8 year old daughter and lives with a great guy named Sawyer who's in love with her (but she doesn't love him - they have a complicated past which basically means she uses Sawyer for rent, parenting and business).  They're raising her daughter together, and own/operate a tattoo parlor together as well.  Clara  stays because it's comfortable and easy and they have great sex 4 times a year.  Sawyer is steady, loving, kind and a good man, so it was kind of hard to believe he loved Clara as much as he does,
Dominic soon shows up in Clara's small town (more creepy stalker vibes), because after she told him off (again) in Boston they still have undeniable, obsessive attraction for each other.  Which just feeds in to Clara's incredible confidence in her attractiveness.  We know this because she doesn't walk, she "struts" and "prowls".  And this is when we learn that suave gazillionaire Dominic loves tattoos!  What a coincidence.  Soon there's a lot of posturing and growling between Dom and Sawyer, and Clara continues to fret about her hatred of rich folks, her freakishly incredible chemistry with Dom, and her relationship with Sawyer.
Pretty soon Clara's hypocritical side comes out again. She keeps saying she hates rich people (she had a wealthy fiance who wanted to mold her into his perfect arm-candy/Stepford wife) and the need to look and behave a certain way in their company, but when Dom buys her clothes and invites her to accompany him to a swanky society function, she happily accepts his lavish gifts and goes (but she wears her cowboy boots with the gown in a pathetic and immature attempt to be a rebel and prove she's not "one of them").  So why did she accept his gifts?  Clara wants it both ways - she keeps the expensive presents but refuses to be gracious or appreciative.  Rather, she acts belligerently to prove he hasn't bought her with his expensive gifts.  She happily takes advantage of Dom's generosity like she takes advantage of Sawyer's emotional support.  She's a user and an embarrassment to women. When did this kind of behavior become an acceptable manifestation of emotional pain, rather than the straight-up greedy, self-centered grasping materialism that it is?
While I appreciated the painful background Clara is running from, and it did explain the origin (but not the extent) of some of her behaviors, her actions didn't make sense.  Especially since she's now 32 years old.  She acts like a spoiled, self-centered jerk with her mindless need to rebel, her lies and secrets, her manipulative behavior and her overt sexuality. Which is bad enough, but apparently she's also so sexy, so magnetic, and so amazing she attracts the devoted love and protection of a good man, and the sexual obsession of a kajillionaire.  Her 8 year old daughter is more mature and stable than Clara.
Soon this powder keg of WTF blows up, and Clara's secrets are exposed.  She's got to do some deep soul-searching, grow up and earn her HEA.  But without possessing any real redemptive qualities, it was hard to believe and I just didn't care.

About the Author:
K. Larsen is an avid reader, coffee drinker, and chocolate eater who loves writing. She received her B.A.from Simmons College- a while ago. She currently lives and works in Maine. She writes steamy romantic suspense novels when no one's looking.
Available through all major book retailers, all six of her books can be purchased in paperback or for any e-reader. She can be found on Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter should you want to stalk her.
Currently working on her seventh novel, she's published Saving Caroline, 30 Days, Committed, Dating Delaney and Tug of War. Objective will be out Spring 2014.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

BITTEN (Lauren Westlake Mysteries) by Dan O'Brien **REVIEW**

Bitten
(I downloaded this for free.)

Blurb:
A predator stalks a cold northern Minnesotan town. There is talk of wolves walking on two legs and attacking people in the deep woods. Lauren Westlake, resourceful and determined F.B.I Agent, has found a connection between the strange murders in the north and a case file almost a hundred years old. Traveling to the cold north, she begins an investigation that spirals deep into the darkness of mythology and nightmares. Filled with creatures of the night and an ancient romance, the revelation of who hunts beneath the moon is more grisly than anyone could have imagined.

Review:
This was an interesting and fresh horror/mystery hybrid.  The setting is a small town in Minnestoa during the deep dark cold of mid-winter, and the result is a creepy and almost claustrophobic atmosphere, perfect for reading in a warm bed on a winter's night.  Lauren Westlake arrives in a great, poignant opening scene that establishes her as a tough federal agent.  This persona is soon at odds with her behavior in the local bar, where the alcohol loosens her tongue, her professionalism, and her grip on her dignity.   I think the intent was to show the two sides of Lauren but it's a little heavy-handed here and throughout the book.
But the story itself kept me reading and was really entertaining.  The violent murders that seem to have been committed by a monster, the overwhelmed local police department, a mysterious stranger in town, and Lauren's reason for arriving in Locke are all part of a well-developed, intriguing twist on the werewolf legend.  The thin line between human and monster is explored a bit against the backdrop of murder, mystery and horror.  There's even a visit from Hecate to add a little fun to the mix.
My only real complaint is the very formal language, sometimes awkward phrasing, and the lack of contractions.  As a result the dialogue feels stilted and slow - mentally I kept adding the contractions as I read to keep the pace moving along at a more natural speed.
Overall, a very enjoyable and atmospheric read.


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BLACKBIRDS by Chuck Wendig **REVIEW**

Blackbirds

(I bought this book.)

Blurb:
Miriam Black knows when you will die.
Still in her early twenties, she's foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name.
Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can't save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she'll have to try.


Review:
Starkly original and freshly grim, Blackbirds is a unique urban fantasy featuring a terrified young woman trying to outrun herself and her "gift" of seeing people's deaths in crystal-clear detail. Miriam has been living on the run since she was a young teenager, and her life is really rough and scary.  She sees herself as a scavenger to Death, taking only what she needs to keep running.  In the past she's tried to prevent the deaths she sees, but she only ends up being the catalyst to the death, creating a sense of fatalism and inevitability.  She's existing, but not living.  The book doles out snippets of Miriam's past, right before her ability manifested, and it's as mean and sad and grim as her current life.
Miriam is a quirky woman, and when she talks the words flow out of her like lava from a volcano.  The steady, thick river of stream-of consciousness profanity and uncensored thoughts, chock-full of brutal honesty and a fatalistic perspective is almost involuntary, and I thought this was a glimpse of Miriam's true self that she normally kept bottled up.
Blackbirds is really the chronicle of Miriam waking up from her self-centered, self-pitying life of horror and grief, and acknowledging a connection with another human being.  What I loved is that Miriam doesn't turn chipper, kind, or gracious. This is a girl with a brittle, rough center to match her exterior.  But her journey from passive witness to fighting participant, also mirrors her first real attempt to confront herself and what's inside of her.  She's slowly figuring out that she can't control it, but she can control how she reacts to her gift.
As tough and harsh as Blackbirds is, I found it compelling and fascinating.  I had to keep reading to learn about Miriam's past, and to find out how she was involved in her vision of Louis' death.
A unique, powerful and original book - highly recommended.


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Every Second With You by Lauren Blakely *Release Day Launch, Scavenger Hunt and Giveaway!*



Release week special!  Just $2.99 until February 17, 2014. Every Second With You is the sequel to the bestselling edgy new adult novel The Thrill of It.



Every Second With You = Sex. Love. Addiction. Heartache. Pain. And Hope.

In the sequel to the bestselling new adult romance THE THRILL OF IT, Harley and Trey face new challenges that will make battling blackmail, sex addiction, and a virgin call girl past look easy…

I used to think love was a lie. Now I know it’s real, powerful, and I don’t want to lose it…But my future scares me, and there’s no way this can be happening, especially since I’ve finally broken free from all the people who wanted pieces of me. I don’t even know how to start over, but I have to find a way. So when I discover what my mother’s been keeping from me, it doesn’t make me hate her. It gives me hope for a new life, outside of New York. But the ties that bind me to this city are so strong, sometimes they are chains. If only I could leave with…

Trey...

I will do anything for her. She owns me, heart, mind and body. But when Harley tells me this, I am rocked to the core, and terrified of what happens next. Especially when now it’s not her past that chases me, it’s someone from my own. And that someone is messing with my head when I’m trying to be strong for Harley. But all I really want is to escape with the girl I love…For the rest of our lives.

How can you move forward when the past keeps chasing you?



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Scavenger Hunt Giveaway:



This is a scavenger hunt for EVERY SECOND WITH YOU by Lauren Blakely. To play - all you have to do is track to down blogs where Every Second With You is featured during release week, and you can be entered to win a Kindle Fire.



You can find the key to the treasure on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks and the key is a pinned post with a list of the blogs featuring the book.


Step 1: Visit those blogs and search for Every Second With You on them (you 
can go to the blog's web site or the blog's facebook page)



Step 2: Copy the link of each place you find EVERY SECOND WITH YOU featured on a blog and share it on your facebook page. Then, paste the links where you found the post and where your shared it in this form. (Keep a copy of the URL to this form so you can update it throughout the week.) Please number your entries. You get 1 entry for sharing the link where you found it and 1 entry for sharing it on your facebook page.



Step 3: Leave a message on the blog where you found my book featured for an additional entry.



The person who submits the most verified links/entries by Monday, 2/17/14 at 9 am US Eastern time (which means that you went and you posted on that blog, and shared the links on your facebook page) will win a Kindle Fire HD (or for international participants...the egift card equivalent in US dollars).http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU0NSCU



Easy peasy!



Winner will be announced on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 9 pm US Eastern time

If more than one person has the same number of verified links a winner will be chosen randomly from those top contributors.


 


Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her upcoming novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, Far Too Tempting and The Thrill of It. On February 17 she'll release the sequel to THE THRILL OF IT and that book is called EVERY SECOND WITH YOU. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney





Sunday, February 9, 2014

MARKED Anthology by Lauren Dane, Vivian Arend, and Kit Rocha ** RELEASE SPOTLIGHT

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Release date February 10, 2014.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Dane takes you into a brand new world in ALL THAT REMAINS. Summer Killian falls fast and hard when Charlie arrives in Paradise Village. But the heat turns all the way up when she learns Charlie is also with Hatch - the man she loved three years before. While she's not sure she's cut out for a triad, neither man is going to give her up.

Take a ROCKY RIDE with New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Vivian Arend as she leads you back to the Six Pack Ranch. Anna Coleman might be the law around Rocky Mountain House, but bad boy Mitch Thompson knows that under the stiff RCMP uniform is a woman with a passion for speed and pleasure that matches his own, and he’s not giving up until she’s his.

Kit Rocha returns to Sector Four in BEYOND TEMPTATION. A promise to a dying friend backfires when Noah Lennox finds that the girl he was supposed to rescue is all grown up--and wearing O'Kane ink. He wants to protect her from the secrets of their past, but she wants him. And an O'Kane woman always gets what she wants.



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Monday, February 3, 2014

Georgiana Darcy's Diary, Pemberley to Waterloo, and Kitty Bennet's Diary by Anna Elliott -3 Reviews and a FREE Book!

Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued Pemberley to Waterloo: Georgiana Darcy's Diary, Volume 2  Kitty Bennet's Diary

(Georgiana Darcy's Diary is free on Nook and Kindle.  I purchased the other two books.)

Georgiana Darcy's Diary Blurb:
Mr. Darcy's younger sister searches for her own happily-ever-after...
The year is 1814, and it is springtime at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married. But now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love.
Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living with her brother and his new bride. But Elizabeth and Darcy's fairy-tale love reminds Georgiana daily that she has found no true love of her own. And perhaps never will, for she is convinced the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return. Georgiana's domineering aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has determined that Georgiana shall marry, and has a list of eligible bachelors in mind. But which of the suitors are sincere, and which are merely interested in Georgiana's fortune? Georgiana must learn to trust her heart--and rely on her courage--for she also faces the return of the man who could ruin her reputation and spoil a happy ending, just when it finally lies within her grasp.

Pemberley to Waterloo Blurb: 
Can their love withstand the trials of war?
Georgiana Darcy and Edward Fitzwilliam want only to be together. But when the former Emperor Napoleon escapes from his exile on the Isle of Elba, Britain is plunged into renewed war with France... and Edward is once more called away to fight.
To be with the man she loves, Georgiana makes the perilous journey to Brussels, in time to witness the historic downfall of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. But when Edward is gravely injured in the battle, she will need more courage than she ever knew she had to fight for their future together.
Pemberley to Waterloo is the sequel to Georgiana Darcy's Diary and is Book 2 of the Pride and Prejudice Chronicles.

Kitty Bennet's Diary Blurb:

A story of hope and second chances in Regency London.
Kitty Bennet is finished with love and romance. She lost her one-time fiancĂ© in the Battle of Waterloo, and in the battle’s aftermath saw more ugliness and suffering than she could bear. Staying with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner in London for the winter, Kitty throws her energies into finding a husband for her hopelessly bookish sister Mary, and discovering whatever mysterious trouble is worrying her sister Jane. But then she meets Mr. Lancelot Dalton, a handsome clergyman with a shadowed past—and discovers that though she may be finished with love, love may not be at all finished with her.
Kitty Bennet’s Diary is Volume 3 of the Pride and Prejudice Chronicles. It can be read alone, but refers to events from Volumes 1 and 2.


REVIEWS
Georgiana Darcy's Diary:
It's delightful to catch up with Georgiana after Pride and Prejudice. Living at Pemberley with her brother and Elizabeth, she's become a more self-assured young woman, and is conquering her shyness. She's also trying to put her youthful mistakes with Wickham behind her, as she navigates the matchmaking waters her Aunt de Bourgh has tossed her in.  But being surrounded by fortune hunters only makes her dream of Edward Fitzwilliam more and she wants the kind of true love Darcy and Elizabeth share.  But Edward is not recovered from his physical and mental wounds.  Plagued by PTSD, he feels he has nothing to offer Georgiana.  Watching Georgiana gain confidence and come into her own, as she tries to draw her cousin Anne out from under the iron OCD thumb of her mother, had me silently cheering them on.  An unexpected twist gave even more emotional depth to these characters, and made me feel pity for even Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
Overall, the machinations of her Aunt, the societal expectations of a wealthy young woman, and the ever-present conversational dance of manners is a lot of fun, and I felt the tone and vibe would have made Jane Austen happy.

Pemberley to Waterloo:
Pemberley to Waterloo picks up where Volume 1 leaves off, with Georgiana and Edward happily engaged.  But Edward soon receives orders to fight Napoleon, and Georgiana arranges to travel to Brussels with Kitty Bennet to be closer to him.  What starts out as an adventure soon turns into an experience of the horrors of war.  The balls and social reveling on the eve of battle are soon contrasted with the gritty reality of fighting, as Georgiana and Kitty realize that they are just a few miles from the fighting.  When the injured and dying stagger through the streets of Brussels and are left, Georgiana and Kitty rise to the occasion and care for the wounded and sit with the dying.  As the fates of their loved ones are learned, both women are forever changed. 
I felt that this book was quite removed from the tone of traditional Jane Austen novels, but I loved it. Georgiana and Kitty grow up fast in this novel.  Watching these pampered, upper-class women suffer through the horrors of the aftermath of battle and yet stay and take care of the soldiers, was a test of their characters that changed them forever, giving them a perspective few have, and an appreciation for life that few truly enjoy.

Kitty Bennet's Diary:
A newly somber Kitty, suffering from both personal regrets and nightmares of Brussels after the battle of Waterloo, has resolved to keep a diary and become a better person.  She is determined to help her somber sister Mary find a husband, and to personally avoid the foolishness of love at all costs. I really enjoyed this book. It felt like a comfortable return to the world of Pride and Prejudice, with familiar characters, the world of class, manners, balls and social requirements.  There's drama caused by misunderstanding and jealousy, and the return of a truly shallow and reprehensible rake.  My favorite part of this novel was watching Kitty forget about herself and just BE herself.  Kitty shines here, shrugging off her foolish and scandalous past behavior and letting her kind heart lead her actions. I loved seeing the sweet, funny, nutty scenarios Kitty keeps finding herself in, and of course that's when Lance turns up as well, seeing Kitty for who she truly is.  The scenarios may have been improbable and unlikely but this book was always delightful!



Georgiana Darcy's Diary is currently FREE from AMAZON and NOOK.
Pemberley to Waterloo on AMAZON and NOOK.
Kitty Bennet's Diary on AMAZON and NOOK.

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About The Author
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The daughter of two English literature PhDs, Anna Elliott grew up in Connecticut in a house filled with books. She is a longtime devotee of historical fantasy and fell especially in love with Arthurian legend and Celtic history while at university. Anna now lives in the Washington, DC, Metro area with her husband and two daughters. She likes Jane Austen, British TV, Castle, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, sewing toys for her children, and rainbows and unicorns, especially those drawn by her daughters. Mosquitos love her.

Margaret Dashwood's Diary (Sense and Sensibility Mysteries, #1) London Calling Susanna and the Spy Twilight of Avalon: A Novel of Trystan & Isolde Dark Moon of Avalon: A Novel of Trystan and Isolde

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Tug Of War by K. Larsen Blog Tour






TUG OF WAR (Bloodlines #1)


Impulsive, YES. Irresponsible, SURE. Necessary, PROBABLY. Going to end badly, most likely. Does any of that matter to me, no. I decided that I can't please everyone so this week my only goal is to please me. I’m a selfish cow but I can’t seem to help it. I’m Clara Lord. I own Bloodline’s Tattoo Parlor, have a filthy mouth, no filter and a really strong objection to bossy idiots, pet names and wealthy men.

You will hate me, love me or love to hate me but either way it doesn’t matter. Everything I touch turns to crap and it’s all my fault. See, I lived through hell. Then I escaped hell and carefully spent the next eight years crafting a perfect little life until Domini Napoli screwed it all up. Now nothings right. Everything’s wrong and all my secrets are coming out.




Tug Of War has been voted:
Top 3 of 2013 list from Book Junkie Girls
Top 10 of 2013 from For The Love Of Books
Top 13 of 2013 List from I'll Be Reading

RL Griffin listed Objective as the book she most looks forward to in 2014 releasing.
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About The Author:




K. Larsen is an avid reader, coffee drinker, and chocolate eater who loves writing. She received her B.A.from Simmons College- a while ago. She currently lives and works in Maine. She writes steamy romantic suspense novels when no one's looking.


So what's next from K. Larsen?