Monday, December 9, 2019

A Calling Bird by Jo Tannah in THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BLITZ #NewRelease #Paranormal Romance #M/M #Giveaway #Discount #novella

A Calling Bird
The Twelve Days of Christmas #4
by Jo Tannah
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 78 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 6, 2019 

Would serenading be enough to convince a mate they were meant to be?
Cole Burns doesn’t suffer the cold or feeling the holiday spirit, but dreams of having a family by thirty, preferably with two or three children, are slowly fading into the fog of winter. It's a sad, sad situation he cannot seem to escape.

For John Michael Diamond, being CEO of Diamond Corporation equates to never finding the perfect mate to share his nest. In fact, it’s next to impossible. Through a twist of fate, he discovers his mate not only lives nearby but also on his family’s estate.

Cole never thought he’d fall for such a crazy, insanely gorgeous rich guy, and yet here he was, wrapped in shifter eagle who serenades him with love songs. This was going to be an interesting Christmas.

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Shivers slid down John Michael Diamond’s spine when Pavarotti reached a high B. As CEO of Diamond Corporation, Michael could have anything in the world, yet it was the dead tenor’s voice that he’d always dreamed he could match. Hitting that top note would be an accomplishment.

When the last notes to the aria died, he paused the app on his phone and worked his jaw. After adjusting his earphones, he angled his lower jaw side to side, up and down, stuck out his tongue, and let out a deep huff. He repeated the exercise several times more before rotating his tongue inside his mouth, sticking it out several times. When the muscle felt nice and relaxed, he began the series of lip and tongue-trill exercises his vocal coach had taught him. The drills were simple but effective, and once he was done, he tapped the rewind icon on his phone. He sang along with Pavarotti as he read through the documents on his lap. The smooth ride at the back of the limousine made the last-minute task of signing each page easier.

He was on his way home for Christmas. Not his penthouse in the city, but the family estate in Washington State. His mother and sisters were waiting for him. He couldn’t wait to see them again, well, except for his mother. He loved the fiery woman to death, but she was angry at him for leaving the day after Thanksgiving. Spending a few weeks with them should make up for his faults.

The part of the aria he loved best was coming up, making him look up from the documents. He could do this. He would reach that note even if it killed him. Michael closed his eyes and listened for the cue, tilting his head to the side. Almost there. Taking a deep breath, he opened his mouth, only to jerk in surprise when a ringtone blasted through his earpieces.

Fucking hell.” He cursed under his breath as he scrambled to pull the gadget from his ears and accept the call at the same time. His fumbling fingers managed to fail him several times before he finally got to connect with the incoming call.

What?” Michael snapped into the piece.

Sir, I apologize, but this is important.” His temporary assistant’s hesitant voice trembled through the phone.

I’m on vacation, Giles.”

I know, sir, but we’ve been hacked.”

What do you mean hacked?”

Our PR social media account’s been hacked, sir. Someone got hold of our password and has used it to post a joke.”

Who gave it out?”

We’re not sure, sir. I called you as soon as I got the word.”

What’s IT doing about it?”

We haven’t called them, sir.”

Michael closed his eyes and pinched the bridge of his nose. A throbbing began between his eyes. “Shouldn’t the guy in charge of the account be contacted first? What’s wrong with your statement, Giles? Why are you even calling me about this?”

Well, sir, it’s true that Burns is the one of those in charge of our social networks, but he’s not the main guy or the IT guy. That’s Samuelson. And you told me to call you in case of an emergency.”

And you think this is an emergency?”

Well…yes, sir. Our account’s been hacked.”

Let’s say you’re right. Now, what does Samuelson have to say about it?”

Well, sir, as I’ve mentioned before, we haven’t talked to him. He’s been hospitalized. For appendicitis.”

So. Samuelson’s out. Who can you call about this?”

Burns, sir.”

Giles, Giles, Giles,” Michael said. “For the love of God.”

I’m sorry, sir. But according to my records, Burns is the only one with an IT background. The rest are plain PR guys.”

Save your apologies. Contact the PR department, have them contact Burns.”

I already did that, and they told me they couldn’t get a hold of him. Most likely he’s taking a walk.”

Taking a walk?” Michael couldn’t believe what he was hearing.

Yes, sir. That’s what they said.”

Who am I talking to? Cher from Clueless? Michael struggled to control his impatience. “Giles?”

Yes, sir?”

Why are you telling me all this again?”

Uhm…as I said before, sir. Because you told me to tell you everything that went on while you’re on vacation. Sir.”

Michael desperately wanted his regular assistant. Why did Magda have to go on a cruise? Why did he say yes when she recommended Giles?

Should the details to the hows and whys of locating and talking to a PR man, who might just be able to do something about this situation, be a part of your reports to me?”

Thirty seconds later, Michael let out a dramatic sigh at Giles’ lack of response.

Giles.” He really should stop snapping. Magda would kill him when she found out.

Yes, sir?”

It was a good thing Michael had exemplary hearing.

Report to me when there’s an actual need. Detailing the process of contacting Burns is not a need. Do you understand me? People are employed to take care of these kinds of situations. I didn’t employ you to bother me with mundane details when we’ve hired people to take care of them.”

Yes, sir.”

Another thirty seconds of silence passed.

God give me patience! “Is there anything else, Giles?”

Uh…yes, sir.”

Michael fought back a loud curse. “What is it?” He tried to sound patient.

Well. Sir.” Giles cleared his throat. “Burns. Sir.”


I thought that you may be able to contact him sooner than the rest of us here, sir. My records show that his residence is at the reservation, a few miles from the estate,” Giles said in a rush.

He is? Why is that?”

Burns works full-time as a caretaker at the Diamond reservation. Specifically, area twenty-eight. If I read the tracker right, you’re just twelve miles away, sir.”


Yes, sir?”

Good job.”

Thank you, sir!”

I grew up listening to folk tales my father and nannies told either to entertain us children or to send home a message. These narratives I kept with me and finally, I wrote them down in a journal way back when I kept one. Going through junk led to a long-forgotten box and in it was the journal. Reading the stories of romance, science fiction and horror I had taken time to put to paper, brought to light that these were tales I never met in my readings.
The tales I write are fictional but all of them are based on what I grew up with and still dream about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for my pleasure. And I hope, yours as well.

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BROKEN SOULS (BROKEN REBEL BROTHERHOOD #1) by Andi Rhodes #CoverReveal #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticSuspense

Broken Souls
Series: Broken Rebel Brotherhood #1
Author: Andi Rhodes
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: L.J. Anderson, Mayhem Cover Creations
Release Date: January 9, 2020


I served my country and returned broken. Trying to fit the pieces back together, I built the Broken Rebel Brotherhood. We walked a fine line between right and wrong to protect those who had nowhere else to turn. I’d never mixed business with pleasure. That is, until her.

After years of abuse at the hands of my husband, I’d had enough. The only way to live was to run. Disappear. Life had other plans for me. Plans that included a sexy biker. I wasn’t looking for love, and I certainly didn’t think I could trust again. That is, until him.

Life had been cruel too many times to count, but the worst was yet to come. Will love be enough to keep them from shattering?

The Broken Rebel Brotherhood series consists of three complete stories with guaranteed HEA’s. All three books can be read as a standalone. Each book contains subject matter that some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.

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I started this journey on a whim! No, really. I did. Now I'm deep into this thing called writing and am loving every single second. I am an avid reader of romance novels and love anything steamy. When I'm not writing, I’m spending time with my husband and 6 dogs. You read that right...6 dogs!

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Happy Release Day to I NEVER EXPECTED YOU by Stefanie Jenkins!! #NewRelease #ContemporaryRomance #Giveaway #Trailer

I Never Expected You
Series: I Never #2
Author: Stefanie Jenkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 9, 2019


Zachary Jacobs feels as though his life is spiraling out of control as he deals with the aftermath of losing his childhood best friend, Emmett Hanks. When his sister, Danielle, disappears without a trace, he finds comfort in the only person who truly knows what he is going through: Haylee Hanks.

What he least expects is to fall for her. She went from the silly girl next door to the beautiful woman he can’t get out of his head. For the first time, he wants more than just a notch on his bedpost. Will his past be too much for her to handle, or will she let him catch her as she falls?

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Still in his embrace, I whisper in a shaky voice, “What is happening between us?”
He exhales a breath in a way that makes me feel like he has been holding it in for a while. Is it possible he has been feeling this too? “I don’t know, Hails. I can’t explain it. All I know is that I can’t get you out of my head. Let me take you out.”
I push up off his chest, our faces just a breath away from each other. I no longer notice that we’re stuck at the top of the Ferris wheel overlooking the city. It’s just Zach I see and feel. If a light breeze came through, our lips would be touching.
“Okay,” I whisper against his lips.

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Stefanie Jenkins writes contemporary romance and lives in Surf City, North Carolina with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Maryland, Stefanie brings her favorite parts of her hometown to life in her books. She is a coffee addict, wine connoisseur, hockey fan & lover of all romances - give her all the swoon & angst.

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Happy Release Day to EDGE OF REASON (Arrow's Edge MC Series #1) by Freya Barker!! #NewRelease #RomanticSuspense #BookReview #Series

Edge of Reason (Arrow’s Edge MC Series, #1) 
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
ReleaseDate: December 9th

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Brotherhood and beer meets single mom and apple pie.

I am a riding contradiction. 
A scholar, a cynic, a brother, and a biker.

My name is Trunk.
I’m smart enough to recognize the chip on my shoulder, and cautious enough to keep it right where it is. 

I am a misguided romantic.
A mom, a daughter, an agent, and a survivor

My name is Jaimie. 
I’m strong enough to look after my family alone and too stubborn to accept I don’t have to.

We make an odd couple—our differences obvious—but when hatred and danger threatens to destroy everything of value in our lives, we only get stronger. 

My Review:

Wow! What a fantabulous book! Two characters so full of powerful emotions living through some serious drama and a little heartache en route to their HEA/HFN. There were children involved in this story, making it ten-fold more heart-wrenching and beautiful. I was so glad to see these two get their own story after Tracking Tahlula and I cannot wait to see what is next from Ms. Barker. What a talented author! 5❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3🔥🔥🔥 I received this requested, wonderful book free of charge and am voluntarily leaving my review. All opinions are my own.

About Freya:

Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories. 
Driven to make her books about 'real' people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and their own slice of happy.

A recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya has not slowed down. 

She continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

CHRISTMAS AT MOUNTAIN MIST by Pamela Ferguson #audiobook #audiobookreview #HolidayFiction #ContemporaryRomance

Christmas at Mountain Mist
by Pamela Ferguson
Published: August 31, 2018
Genre: Holiday Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Dr. Brady Thomasson has his hands full. Christmas is two days away and he’s the physician in charge at Lilac’s senior living community. A mysterious illness, blizzard conditions, and a skeleton staff would be enough to keep even the most seasoned medical professional on his toes. Will the unexpected arrival of his former girlfriend distract him from his duties?
With a brewing scandal about to crash down on her head, environmental lawyer Camille Zignetti drives through a snow storm to spend Christmas with her ailing grandfather. Certain she will pay a price for her employer’s bad behavior, could Brady blame her for wanting to hide from a situation she’d helped to create?

My Review:

What a delightful story! Filled with fun, unique characters, sweet clean romance, family and the joys of figuring out what you truly want in your life, it touched my heart in a way not many books have.  Being an audiobook, I was able to enjoy the talents of not only the author but the narrator as well.  Stephanie Dillard did a superb job keeping the audio clear and the characters enticing and a joy to listen to.  Thank you to both ladies!


I received this free audiobook as requested and am voluntarily leaving my review.  All opinions are my own.

RED BOWS AND MISTLETOE by Pamela Ferguson #HolidayFiction #ContemporaryRomance #Audiobook #AudiobookReview

Red Bows and Mistletoe
by Pamela Ferguson
Published: September 6, 2019
Genre:  Holiday Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Cole Higginbotham ditched his elf hat for good when he quit his family’s lucrative year-round Christmas business. He’s finally found peace as an orchard caretaker—until one night when a mysterious speck of light appears, flitting among the apple trees.

Herb farmer Noelle Arber must harvest enough fresh mistletoe to decorate Main Street or she’ll forfeit her much-needed contract fee. After she convinces Cole that she’s not a mistletoe poacher, he surprises her with an offer. Give him a copy of her detailed orchard map and he’ll help her decorate Main Street.

My Review:

When I began listening to Red Bows and Mistletoe, I liked the premise. Girl takes on a large Christmas project, has a catastrophe and needs a jolly elf to the rescue. However, it took a little longer to get away from Cole and Noelle's contentiousness and down to the fun than I would have liked.  Once they did, however, this was a truly magical Christmasy story.  I loved it once Cole's family got involved.  That was THE best.  Read or listen to it and you'll see.  The Narrator did an excellent job with the voices of all of the characters and keeping the story clear and easy to understand. All in all the story will put you right in that Holiday Spirit!

Overall ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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HOPE (Feisty Lawyers Book 4) by Seelie Kay #RomanticSuspense #ContemporaryRomance #Giveaway #Series

Feisty Lawyers Book 4 
by Seelie Kay 
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance 

Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc
Publication Date: October 4, 2019

No one knows what they’re made of until they’re broken. At the tender age of twenty-two, Hope Ali has finally joined the organization of her dreams, the Agency, an elite group of attorneys who go undercover to right wrongs the law can’t. The requirements are stringent, the training exhausting.

After seeking asylum in the United States when she was sixteen, Hope and her father, Sheikh Harun Ali, settled in a quiet Wisconsin town, hiding from those who had placed a price on their heads. Still, she excelled, finishing her university and law school education by the time she was twenty-one.

Now, after breezing through the Agency training program, Hope appears to be indestructible—until she is assigned a simple task during the rescue of an author among the disappeared in the UAE. The task? To distract the woman’s captors until she can be spirited out of the country.

Unfortunately, a member of MISix has other plans. In an attempt to disrupt the Agency’s mission, she tips off one of Hope’s enemies, alerting them to her location. Hope manages to lead the author’s captors on a merry dance, freeing others to rescue her, until she is unexpectedly confronted with a violent angry mob intent on harm.

She is left bloody and broken. No one knows whether Hope’s body or her mind will heal. Suddenly Hope is no longer just her name. It is also the one thing she must embrace to find her new normal. 

Seelie Kay is a nom de plume for a writer, editor, and author with more than 30 years of experience in law, journalism, marketing, and public relations. When she writes about love and lust in the legal world, something kinky is bound to happen! In possession of a wicked pen and an overly inquisitive mind, Ms. Kay is the author of multiple works of fiction, including the Kinky Briefs series, the Feisty Lawyers series, The Garage Dweller, A Touchdown to Remember, The President’s Wife, and The President’s Daughter. 

When not spinning her kinky tales, Ms. Kay ghostwrites nonfiction for lawyers and other professionals. She resides in a bucolic exurb outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she shares a home with her son and enjoys opera, gourmet cooking, organic gardening, and an occasional bottle of red wine. 

Ms. Kay is an MS warrior and ruthlessly battles the disease on a daily basis. Her message to those diagnosed with MS: Never give up. You define MS, it does not define you! 

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