Saturday, August 16, 2014

Excerpt from PBI Case Files: Outbreak (episode two)

Chapter one
Sarah Hollister pushed down the apprehension she felt as she entered the PBI science division in the upstate New York compound. She shook off the rain from outside, and took a deep breath as she pushed open the second set of doors to the building finding herself in a large atrium with no receptionist, just a security guard booth and a metal detector and x-ray machine. She just finished a month of basic forensics training, and was capable of completing simple jobs. Today was the first day she’d be reporting to her new boss. To say she was nervous was an understatement. Officially, until she completed years of training she was only going to be a technician, but even in that role she was in a far better position than as the manager she was two months ago, and better yet, she achieved massive distance from her ex-boyfriend James, although she was a little too close for comfort to a vampire named Devon.

Devon had set his sights on her while she was at his nightclub, drunk out of her mind, inhibitions down, and looking for a one night stand. She reciprocated that interest until she discovered his secret. The biggest obstacle in the way of having a relationship with the man was that he was basically undead. Vampires weren’t known for being extremely monogamous. Hell, vampires weren’t known for much of anything other than great works of fiction. To the ‘real world’ they didn’t exist, but her new world was one of science fiction and fantasy. If anyone had told her a couple of months ago she’d be here now she would’ve laughed and told them they were crazy. It made her wonder if she was now the crazy one.

Now that her intense training was over she was back in close proximity to the sexy vampire, and those passionate feelings were returning. The other obstacle, aside from the fact that she still needed space to get over what her dick ex did, was that he would be working with her at the Paranormal Bureau of Investigations. Working with someone you were dating was a terrible idea, she’d made that mistake with James and wasn’t ready to repeat it again. That made him an unnecessary distraction.

“Miss?” The guard at the welcome desk’s voice broke into her thoughts. He was an attractive man, brown hair and brown eyes. His build was solid like one of those large men who played football. It was a safe bet he was a shifter of some kind, but one never really knows, and she learned in basic training it wasn’t really polite to ask. Just because she knew supernatural creatures existed didn’t mean she had the right to question them.


“Your badge?” He gave her an impatient glance.

“Oh, sorry.” She pulled the badge from her neck and scanned it. “It’s my first day. I’m a little lost.”

He glanced at the computer screen and then back at her. She felt like she was being scrutinized, and while it made her uneasy, it also made her feel a bit safer, too. Finally, a smile broke across his lips and he nodded. 
“Don’t worry, you’ll get used to everything. Welcome to the team, Sarah Hollister.”

She let out a breath she didn’t know she was holding and started walking through the metal detector. The African-American female guard stood on the other side of the scanner with a handheld wand and ran it from her head to her toes. “Welcome, Miss. Hollister. I’m Abigail, and my partner over there is Bryce. If you need anything, please let us know.

Abigail was pretty, perky, and her face was sweet, but her build showed she was not someone to mess with. Sarah grinned, and picked her coffee cup and keys up from the conveyor belt, then slipped on her shoes. “Thank you. Nice to meet you both.”

Abigail gave her the slightest of winks and said, “It’s a little intimidating at first, but you wouldn’t be here if this wasn’t the right place for you.”

The female guard did an amazing job of putting her at ease, and Sarah found herself grateful. It was like she knew exactly what she was feeling and how to make her feel better. She had a feeling they were going to become great friends over the years she planned on spending here. “You’re very kind, thank you.”
Bryce handed Sarah a map and highlighted the area of the building that was her destination. While telling her how to get there, he also directed on the map with his hand. “Have a good day, Miss. Hollister.”

“Please, both of you, call me Sarah.” She said as she headed toward the door marked authorized personnel only. She scanned her card in and the automatic lock clicked opening the door. She tossed one final look behind her, swallowed her anxiety, and entered the science area. After three left turns, two rights, and passing multiple laboratories she made it to her destination. Plastering on a smile she wasn’t feeling she entered her designated lab and was taken aback by the number of people in white lab coats working at docking stations in the room which looked larger than a school gymnasium.

“You’re late.” An older oriental man snapped more viciously than was expected from a man his size. “I don’t abide with tardiness in my lab.”

“I’m sorry.” What could she say other than, “I won’t let it happen again.”

“See that it doesn’t.” He grunted with annoyance. “I understand you are still in the process of learning the trade.” He took Sarah’s travel mug and dumped it in the trash by the door. “Please don’t bring food or drink into the lab.”

“It was empty.” She protested, but the words were spoken in a quiet voice. She didn’t want to make a bad first impression, but it seemed like everything she’d done so far had put a bitter taste in his mouth. “I am Doctor Smith, and you’ll get your assignments from me daily. Today, I’ll have you partner with Charlie.” He started walking, and Sarah started following at his silent command. They walked past fourteen stations, two on either side with two people at each bench working in tandem until he stopped in front of a girl with black hair that had green streaks in two side ponytails. She wore a t-shirt from some heavy metal band Sarah didn’t recognize and jeans under her pristine white lab coat.

“Charlie, this is Sarah Hollister, and she’ll be your assistant for the week.”

Charlie examined Sarah through kohl-lined blue eyes and pursed her lips in a look of disgust. “I don’t need a newbie hanging around messing up my findings.”

“She is your trainee and her work is a reflection of you so I would suggest that you teach her what you can.”
Charlie dropped the pair of jeans she was examining under a microscope and twisted her lips in a fake smile. “Hello, Sarah,” she sighed heavily. “I’d shake your hand, but as you can see I’m already gloved up. Why don’t you put on your gear and take a seat there while I teach you the fine art of examining clothes for microfibers.”

Sarah didn’t bother to tell Charlie she’d already learned that in her training. She simply slipped on the blue gloves and hoped things would get better as the day progressed. Silently, she hoped Frankie was having better luck in her training session with Jasmine and Fang.

Frankie spun around, crouched low to the ground, and attempted to knock Fang off balance, only her signature move back fired. His hand jutted out grabbing her ankle and twisting her on her back. She slammed into the mat with so much force she thought she’d broken something. His twist on her ankle left her in pain.

“Again.” Jasmine barked.

‘No pain, no gain,’ Frankie reminded herself as she popped up into a standing defensive position favoring her ankle slightly, and ready to take Fang’s first punch. It never came. Instead he faked a move which put her off guard, and suddenly he was behind her, and his strong arms held her neck in a choke hold.

“You fight like you’re in a classroom. You need to fight dirty to survive on the streets.” He snarled in her ear. His breath was hot against her neck and cooled the sweat which soaked her skin from the last two hours of sparring. It sent a shiver down her spine.

“You. Want. Dirty.” She said as her foot smashed down on his causing enough of a distraction for him to let her go. She said, “I’m sorry” before her foot came up making contact with his groin. As he doubled over from the pain she assumed bloomed from his gut she used the leverage and his imbalance to help her flip him to the ground where she straddled him and pinned his hands above his head. She was tiny compared to him, a good three times smaller, but her trainer had always taught her to use the weight of her opponents against them if they were bigger.

He also taught her how to fight dirty. She just needed permission to do so during this sparring exercise.

‘A congratulations would be nice,’ Frankie thought as she turned to look at her new boss, Jasmine. Not even the simplest of smiles broke across her face. Frankie went to jump up from her position, but Fang had different ideas.

Already recovered from his pain he flipped Frankie onto her back and pinned her arms to her sides. “If you’re going to survive, you need to be alert at all times.” He actually looked angry at her. Seriously! Why did he hate her so much?  

Frankie knew she should be angry and humiliated with how easily he threw her down on the mat, but instead she felt stimulated. She’d been fighting off the feelings of attraction she had for the were-bear for weeks now and positions like this, coupled with how angry he made her only compounded her desire. She silently cursed her body’s reaction to the man. His long blond hair which had worked its way free from the pony holder he wore, and his sun-kissed skin was covered in perspiration to prove that at least she was giving him a workout. That was something, anyway.

“You need to be better, Francesca. None of us have time to watch you in the field.” He lowered his voice so only she could hear his words, but it still embarrassed her. She bucked up. The action caused him to loosen his grip just enough so she could spin over onto her stomach. In this position she was able to use the force of her back and behind to push him up and off of her.

He fell backwards from the surprise move which gave her enough time to grab the dagger at her ankle. Before he could recover she placed it against his neck. “In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t need any protecting.” Her parents made sure of that by putting her and Sarah through self-defense classes from the moment they were walking. They prepared them both for any human attack, but a supernatural was far more powerful than a human and winning against them required inventive methods, thankfully she was the kind of woman that could think outside of the box.

“Again.” Jasmine’s voice broke into Frankie’s triumphant moment.

Frankie sheathed her dagger and got back into fighting stance biting back the bitter words she wanted to spew toward Jasmine, and still favoring her ankle.

“It’s time for a break.” Fang stated.

“Again.” Jasmine stood beside the blue floor mat, hands crossed over her chest, her lips pursed showing she wouldn’t take excuses.

The rest of the day was spent sparring with different weapons. Fang’s attempt to show a little mercy on her actually increased her attraction to the oversized brute of a man. By the time she arrived back at the room she shared with her sister she was exhausted. All she wanted to do was collapse into bed and sleep for twenty-four hours straight. It may have been rough, but she was getting stronger and improving in her fight tactics. The training was tough, too, but it was necessary, and a part deep within her knew that to be the truth.

Sarah was already in the room reviewing their parents’ file. It had been something the two of them spent hours going over the last month. For years, they believed their parents’ deaths were tragic accidents and now they knew differently. Everything about their parents’ lives were lies. They lived as agents, too, only they worked for the CIA. Their deaths were connected to the paranormal, something this agency was dedicated to handling. Something their training never prepared them for, and now it seemed the daughters were the ones that would find justice for them.

Initially, the belief was that they were killed by rabid wolves, but the evidence suggested otherwise, and part of Sarah’s deal with signing on with the agency was the permission to work on this case in her spare time. 
“Find anything new?”

Sarah slapped the file shut and rubbed her neck, unspoken body language showing she’d been working on it for a while. “No.” Sighing heavily she continued, “I’ve crossed referenced these claw marks with tons of supernatural species and haven’t found any match. It would be so much easier if I could examine the bodies personally.”

Frankie shook her head, “I couldn’t do that. I mean, they were our parents.” She pulled a bottled water out of the mini fridge and offered one to her sister.

Sarah shook her head. “Yes, I know it would be hard, but part of being a good forensic scientist is being able to separate personal feelings from the science.”

“I still think you’d struggle with that one.” Frankie pulled out the pair of shorts and t-shirt that she planned on wearing to bed.

“Where have you been?” Sarah crinkled her nose. Her sister smelled terribly.

“Training. I think they plan to put me on field detail, but I have no idea. Jasmine is a hard one to read.” She downed half the bottled water in one gulp it felt so good to her dehydrated body.

“You need a shower.” Sarah said pointedly.

“I know. How is your job going?” Frankie sat down on her bed. She would make it to the shower and then she’d collapse. She was so done with this day.

“My new boss, and the girl I’m partnered with, are pretty tough, but the job is interesting.” She offered a weak smile. “I’m sure it’ll get better as they get to know me.” She hoped.

Frankie nodded, “so more difficult for both of us than we first thought.”

“I suppose, but all this training is necessary to keep us alive. Believe me, Frankie, I’ve seen some terrifying crime scene photos. The criminal elements in the supernatural world are brutal.”

“So are the human criminals.”

“True.” Sarah placed the file on the nightstand between their beds and yawned. “I’m going to get some sleep.”

Frankie stood up, “same here.” She headed toward the door. “There isn’t another person on this planet that 
I’d want to do this with, Sar-bear.”

“I feel the same, Frankie.” Sarah smiled as she snuggled into bed. 

If you enjoyed this excerpt get your copy of the entire episode online at Amazon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Excerpt from PBI Case Files: The Beginning (episode one)

Please enjoy this excerpt from PBI Case Files: The Beginning (episode one)

Chapter One
Sarah Hollister sauntered through the nightclub with confidence she wasn’t feeling. She understood in that moment the meaning of the saying ‘alcohol makes you feel ten-feet tall and bullet proof’, but she was fairly certain she’d be paying for her indiscretions tonight with a sledge hammer to the head tomorrow. It had been years since she drank alcohol of any kind. James was a recovering alcoholic, and she did her best to support him by avoiding the mind altering drug herself. But that wasn’t necessary anymore. All of that ended when she walked in on him with another woman in their bed! The room was spinning then, and it was spinning now but she didn’t care anymore. Now she was going to live her life for herself, and hopefully find her strength once again. She allowed her sister, Frankie, to weave her through the crowd back toward the VIP area, with no complaints despite the few slips and near misses she made on the journey. Damn high heels!

She was vaguely aware of the eyes following her ass as she swayed her hips back and forth on the trek to the back of the sectioned off area of the club. Tonight, she wanted them to stare. Tonight, she needed the attention and confirmation from the men, even some of the women in the room, that she was still sexy. She’d wasted five years on a good-for-nothing man who took and never gave back.

Just for tonight she was going to be someone else, tomorrow she’d go back to being a manager of a fortune five hundred company, She’d don the navy blue, black, and pin striped business suits that hid her figure. She’d toss her long golden brown waves into a French twist, and hide her blue eyes behind fifties-styled black glasses, and after tonight she’d forget about the pain in her heart from the man she planned her future with. Tomorrow, she’d be Miss Hollister, but tonight she’d be a sexy ten-foot-tall and bullet proof drunk.

Frankie stopped short of the roped off area of the room and examined Sarah. “Tell me you’re not too drunk?” She was so mad at Sarah for starting to drink before she picked her up. Sarah’s logic was that it was cheaper to drink at home. What she didn’t realize was that she was beautiful, and she’d have drinks bought for her all night long. In essence it would’ve been cheaper had she waited until she got to the club. But Sarah had lost all confidence in herself, and it was her job as her little sister to remind her what a knock out she really was.

Sarah offered a lopsided grin, “I’m not too drunk.” She air quoted the last part of that for emphasis.

Frankie’s eyes ping-ponged from side to side as she gave her sister a once over. Worry was written across her face as she bit her lower lip, contemplating whether or not to take her the rest of the way. “Tell me you’re not going to embarrass me?” Usually Frankie wouldn’t care, but she needed this job, and had worked hard to earn her boss’s trust.

“Frankie,” Sarah placed her hands on her sister’s shoulders, more for support than to get her attention. 
“Between the two of us, who is usually the one that embarrasses the other?” hiccup. She covered her mouth in surprise.

“Good point.”

It was? Sarah tried to remember what she’d just said, but her mind was fuzzy so she just shrugged. “So are we good?”

Frankie eyed her once more and finally relented, “okay.”

“Excuse me.” A tall, dark, handsome man approached them. Sarah squinted to bring his face into focus, but instead of the desired effect she wound up seeing double.

“Twins.” She pointed. “Look, sis, one for you, and one for me.” She grinned suddenly feeling excited at the idea of dancing with twins.

Frankie gave her a concerned look. “I think you’ve had enough for tonight.”

“Francesca, can I be of some help?” The dark stranger asked, his voice ran over Sarah like silk and caused her to shiver inward.

Frankie’s cheek burned red with embarrassment. This was a first for her. Usually, it was her job to embarrass Sarah not the other way around. “No, Mr. Jackson. I think my sister had too much to drink. I’m just going to take…”

“Francesca, darling!” Marcus Jefferson yelled from inside the VIP lounge. He was a football player for some team, the name of which eluded her at the moment, overrun by her concern for her big sis who was now hanging on her in a precarious position, a position of which whiff of wind would send her falling to the floor. Great, now she’s a potential liability. “I’ve been waiting for you all night!” He continued in between swigs of beer.

Frankie glanced nervously at her boss who stood in front of them. His eyes green eyes were turning darker, more emerald in shade and she assumed that meant he was displeased with the situation. One of the primary roles of Frankie’s job as marketing director was to keep the VIP’s happy, and tonight Marcus brought a ton of his team members with him in celebration of their recent win. It was amazing publicity and made Devon Jackson a very happy man, something he was obviously not at the moment.

“Why don’t you let me take your sister to my office so she can sleep it off while you attend to your guests?” Devon suggested. It was worded in the form of a question, but his stern look left little room for argument.
Besides, Frankie was sure she could trust him. If she couldn’t trust her boss then who could she trust? 
“Okay, thank you. I’ll see to my guests, and then come and extract her, and get her home.” She gave him a grateful smile as Devon pulled Sarah’s wobbly body toward him. “Sarah, honey, this is Devon Jackson, my boss. He’s going to take you someplace more comfortable, okay?”

“I like comfort.” Sarah grinned, her vision starting to focus a little as she stared at the man holding her. He was gorgeous. Dark green eyes, dark hair in soft waves just above his shoulder, and flawless skin. She fought the urge to twirl her fingers in his silky tresses. His body was solid steel, and she allowed herself to sink against him. “You’re very adorable.” She said as she closed her eyes against his chest and breathed in his masculine pine and cinnamon scent. “And you smell like Christmas!”

Devon struggled to keep his emotions in check. The brunette practically fell into his arms, and he enjoyed her softness. When she leaned in and sniffed his scent he worried she’d detect his secret but instead she cuddled closer calling him adorable and saying he reminded her of Christmas? He wasn’t sure he liked those comparisons, but he did like the way she made him feel. Her big blue eyes were like a pool of water he could get lost in. He straightened his body as he felt his arousal at the simple touch. She was the sister of his marketing director, and she was obviously drunk. He was not the kind of man that took advantage of that type of situation. “I’ll leave her in my office, and you can pick her up as soon as you get things settled over there.” He cast a glance at the impatient Marcus.

“Thank you.” Frankie breathed a sigh of relief and ran toward the VIP room and Marcus’ outstretched arms. The things she had to do to keep the public happy.

“Let’s get you upstairs, shall we?” Devon asked as he tried to help the floppy girl to stand up straight.

“Hold on.” She bent down at the waist, positioning her rear end against his zipper, and he worried she was going to throw up all over the main dance floor. Instead, she tossed up a silver sequined high heel which he caught easily, despite the surprise. Then the second one was tossed in the air and he had to reach long for it before it fell into the throng of people gyrating to the beat of music on the wooden floor. He hated techno music, but the crowd loved it, so that’s what played on Friday nights. If it were up to him he’d have a piano player and a lounge singer occupying the countless lost souls in his night club, but that would mean his club would be empty. He had to keep up with the times, despite his age.

Sarah leaned back, and he suddenly felt in a very compromising position. He groaned. It was like she was trying to seduce him with her ridiculous moves. He reached down and pulled her back up into a standing position. “Let’s go.” He said through gritted teeth. He wasn’t mad at her. He was mad at his lack of self-control and the hard on that pressed painfully against his jeans.

Sarah thought the idea of removing her heels was intelligent at the moment. That moment faded quickly as she was herded through the club. Other people were careless with where their shoes landed and after the fourth time she was stepped on she finally let out a yelp of pain.

Devon picked her up around the waist and placed her unceremoniously on a seat close by. He crouched down in front of her and took one foot in his hand. She was bleeding. He could smell the fresh cut before she cried out in pain. It looked like she was the victim of a high heeled woman who probably didn’t even know she’d done any damage. Devon fought back the urge to find the girl and kick her out of the club.

His hand traveled part way up her calf to steady her leg while the other hand secured her foot in her sparkly shoe – he really detested sparkly clothing, but on her shapely tanned legs and feet it looked sexy.
Sarah let a moan escape her lips and quickly slapped her hand over her mouth. Oh my god! She snapped at herself. What is wrong with me? Get a few drinks in and I turn into a… a… she didn’t want to admit what she was doing. It was so strange and out of character she couldn’t believe it.

Devon heard the moan and looked up just in time to see her hand rush up to cover her mouth. He looked down and allowed a grin to spread across his lips. In a way, he was thankful she was as affected by their touch as he seemed to be. It was encouraging, and he decided to let her know his desire a little more directly. He ran his fingers from her knee to the ankle of her bare foot. He felt the goose bumps rise on her skin and continued the assault on her senses by taking her foot in his hand and massaging the balls of her feet.

A squeal broke out from her lips. “You really shouldn’t do that right now?” Her voice was barely above a breathy whisper, but he heard her. His hearing blocked out the loud beats to the music and zeroed in on her voice. It seemed every part of him was zeroed in on her and her desires. She was getting aroused by his touch, he could smell it mixed in with her scent. It only fueled his own need more.

He looked up, mischief in his eyes. “Why is that?”

Because it was intoxicating and very sexy, she wanted to tell him, but his touch was bringing alive feelings within her that had been long since gone, and had a sobering effect on her. People close by were staring at them, and she was getting hot and bothered. Instead, she opted with another answer. “I’m ticklish.” She kicked playfully as he slipped on her other shoe.

“I’ll have to remember that.” He wanted to know if there were other areas on her body where she was ticklish, but would save that conversation for more intimate moments. He stood and held out his hand. Her body, voice, blood, and touch were stimulating feelings inside him he hadn’t felt in a very long time. He needed to get her to his office and leave her there to sober up while he put some space between them. She didn’t need a man like him in her life, and he didn’t need a human like her to mess up the balance he created in his own. Balance was necessary for him to complete his work. She tilted the scales with the barest of touches. It wasn’t good.

She took his hand and allowed him to lead her upstairs to his office.

Frankie watched the entire exchange between Sarah and Devon from the corner of the VIP lounge. She couldn’t help the jealousy demon that poked its ugly head out to play. There was obviously something going on between them. Frankie had tried for a year to get Devon’s attention, but he made it clear he wasn’t interested and now, five minutes with her big sister and he was providing erotic foot massages to her in the middle of a busy nightclub? What did Sarah have that she didn’t have? They were similar in looks, they were both fairly successful. Hell, Frankie was even more fun than Sarah. Why would he find her interesting and not the girl who’d been pining away for him for about a year?

It didn’t matter, she loved her sister and she’d support her, but she knew, the jealousy demon that wanted to play wouldn’t make it easy on either of them.

“Francesca, babe, come here.” Marcus patted his thick thigh inviting her to keep him company. She closed the VIP curtain and sauntered over to him. At least she had the attention of a famous football player.

Monday, August 11, 2014

My review of I Call Myself Earth Girl by Jan Krause Greene

I Call Myself Earth GirlI Call Myself Earth Girl by Jan Krause Greene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I must say, this is one of the more unique stories I've read all year, and I've read quite a few. I also have to give the author kudos for creating a wonderful story full of plot twists that will keep you turning the pages well past your bedtime and characters that jump off the book and endear themselves into your heart. I love it when I read a book from a new author (well, she's new to me-I won this book in a giveaway, and I'm so happy I did). I will read and look forward to any and all new books from Jan Krause Greene she is without a doubt an awesome story teller.

Not only is it a good tale about a miraculous conception, tied into wonderful ideas that give you cause to imagine and meditate on, but it also has messages that are invaluable for all of us to hear and/or read about from time to time. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a wonderful tale of fiction with fantastic enlightenment. This book will make you think. Bravo Jan Krause Greene, bravo!

View all my reviews

Saturday, August 9, 2014

My review of Jennifer Bryan Yarbrough's Lost and Found

Lost and FoundLost and Found by Jennifer Bryan Yarbrough
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book with so many high and lows on the emotional scale I was having difficulty putting it down. They say people come and go into your life for a reason, some to help, some to initiate change, and some just to make your day. In this story, two people lost in grief, each suffering from a terrible loss find each other. They each help the other to make them whole again, or at least get back on the road to feeling whole again. Jennifer Bryan Yarbrough wrote a beautiful story of pain, loss, second chances, and hope renewed. This is a must read, but keep the tissues handy, you'll need them. Beautiful job!

View all my reviews

Friday, August 8, 2014

Take the Winters Saga quiz to discover which sibling you identify with most

My review of Claimed by the Alpha Dolphins by Lyra Fawn

Bound to the Sea (Claimed by the Alpha Dolphins, #1)Bound to the Sea by Lyra Fawn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Overall, an interesting story. I like shifter novels and I love how the author focused on a different type of shifter. Dolphin shifters and Neptune which I believe is roman not greek mythology which made the story interesting and a page turner. I think the intimate scenes between the three leads could've been a little hotter but other than than a great start to an interesting spin on a different series. If you like dominant alpha males and strong heroines you'll enjoy this read.

View all my reviews

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My review of Susan Stoker's new book Flaming Hearts

Flaming Hearts (Beyond Reality, #2)Flaming Hearts by Susan Stoker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a unique idea for a series. We’ve all read romances and love the characters but the idea of finding love on a reality tv show has been elusive for many that have played the game. This is the first book of Susan Stoker’s that I’ve read and now, because I loved it so much, I need to go back and read her first book. This book was a delicious mix of romance, intrigue, suspense, danger, with characters that grabbed hold of you and didn’t let go. The recipe created a page turning delight that kept me up late into the night. Susan Stoker you have made a fan out of me! Looking forward to book three in the series and I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an interesting twist on romance with a super hot book boyfriend.

View all my reviews

Have you entered this great giveaway yet?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My review of Early One Morning by Aubree Lane

Early One MorningEarly One Morning by Aubree Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Early One Morning is a beautiful tale of love and family with page turning drama

From the beginning of this book it is pretty obvious that Aubree Lane put a lot of work into developing characters that draw you into their story. I’ve read so many books lately where the characters were one dimensional and hard to care for but these characters were different and it made me love the modern day romance even more.

The description of the locales was awesome you really felt like you were there in the moment with the characters on the beach soaking up the sun. Well done!

The friendship between Marissa and Annie provided great conflict and the competition for who gets the kiss first. The sad story of Erika and Terrence will pull at your heart strings and the romance between Terrence and Annie was hot.

The plot twists were crazy insane and they kept you turning the pages to find out what could possibly happen next. I highly recommend this book.

View all my reviews

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My review of Reckless by Jessi Gage

RecklessReckless by Jessi Gage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! The characters were awesome and really pulled you into the story. I really liked how the romance between this couple developed with a paranormal like theme. And the love scenes were hot, hot hot! A must read for anyone who enjoys contemporary romance with a little dream action!

View all my reviews

Another awesome Rafflecopter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, August 4, 2014

My review of Arielle Immortal Passion by Lilian Roberts

Arielle Immortal Passion (Immortal Rapture, #3)Arielle Immortal Passion by Lilian Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book series! I have to say book one and two were awesome, book three is out of sight. I was hooked with the first one, the second one reeled me in, and now the third one has made me fall in love all over again. I'm so excited to hear book five in the series is already out and have already purchased book four and plan to start it after this review. The characters are loveable and you find yourself wanting to fight their battle with them. The evil force, Annabell in this book really made some hard hits on her arch nemesis, Arielle and almost succeeded, would've succeeded had her bestie not been there to help save the day. There is a ton of action, awesome romances with multiple couples, beautiful friendships, and great paranormal intrigue. I've already given away too much information so I'll end my review with saying I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the paranormal romance genre but be sure to get book one and two also :-)

View all my reviews

Sunday, August 3, 2014

PBI Case Files: The Beginning - episode one release

The PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation) Case Files is a new episodic book series written by Jami Brumfield. The new series follows a group of human and supernatural people who investigate possible paranormal occurrences across the United States. Each episode, with the exception of episode one, will follow the agents as they investigate these paranormal situations that sometimes develop into actual paranormal situations and sometimes wind up being explainable. 

In episode one, you will get to read how two human sisters become new members of the team after a night of crazy occurrences that put them in a position where they are required to defend themselves and a vampire agent named Devon from an Amazon assassin. 

Their success coupled with a few other interesting facts from their past actually makes them perfect candidates for the agency, especially Sarah. Frankie's spot is more questionable but due to the secret they are now privy to the agency takes a chance on her as well. 

Couple that with the sexual tension between Devon and Sarah and you have the beginning of the PBI Case Files. Episode one will be listed at the introductory price of .99 for a limited time and available only on Amazon for the next 90 days. There will be paperback editions of this book series also available in the next 30 days. 

Season one will be a series of 13 episodes and a new episode will be published every other month. Open the PBI Case Files today and sink your teeth into this unique new episodic series.

Check out all the books written by Jami Brumfield here on Amazon.

Jami Brumfield: A day in the life of an author

Jami Brumfield: A day in the life of an author: After about two hours sleep, a dream awakens me and I rush to my laptop to record everything I can remember before the dream fades. You nev...

My review of Arielle Immortal Seduction by Lilian Roberts

Arielle Immortal SeductionArielle Immortal Seduction by Lilian Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read book one and was excited to sink my teeth into book two and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Arielle, Gabrielle, and Eva are three friends that keep you interested in their story and invested in their lives. The men they have chosen are just as awesome. Roberts has created a world that feels real and captivates the reader. In the midst of reality she effectively weaves a supernatural element into the tapestry of the story that leaves you wondering what will happen next.

This story had Arielle, Gabby, and Eva facing typical problems a young lady faces when she moves into adulthood and navigating through the rocky seas of relationships. I like how Arielle and Sebastian's love affair continues and Arielle works to overcome her own insecurities around their relationship. It doesn't help that Sebastian's lived a long long life and has left many exes along the way. I also liked how we got to see Sebastian's own concerns about making a relationship last. The human/immortal factor played a larger role in this book and readers got to experience each character's insecurities around this story line.

I highly recommend this series to readers who enjoy love stories with interesting supernatural twists.

View all my reviews

Saturday, August 2, 2014

My review of Arielle Immortal Awakening by Lilian Roberts

Arielle Immortal Awakening (Immortal Rapture #1)Arielle Immortal Awakening by Lilian Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Being an avid fan of young adult paranormal romance I have to say I LOVED this book! It had romance, drama, espionage, witch craft, psychic phenomenon, and awesome plot twists. IT HAS IT ALL! The story starts out by letting you get to know Arielle and her friends Gabrielle (Gabby) and Eva. They are all special in their own ways and two of them has psychic abilities. They are all different and completely devoted to each other.

As the story progresses the girls find love, lose love and find it again. Their perfect mates are special in their own way some are even immortal and possess powers of their own. As they continue to grow into their own person they also find deeper love connections. Have you ever wanted to find your soul mate and wondered what it would be like to meet them and fall madly in love? Have you wanted your own Mr. Darcy? Read this book.

These characters are real, they face real problems and overcome obstacles of supernatural and realistic proportions which makes it an awesome fantasy. One such obstacle is making a long distance relationship work. I love how the author, Lilian Roberts addressed this and made it work. I highly recommend this book to YA, NA, and Adult readers of the paranormal / fantasy dramas.

View all my reviews