Audiobook Review Tour: SALVAGE RAT Written by LARRY.N. MARTIN, Narrated by JEFFREY KAFER

Author: Larry N. Martin

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer

Length: 8 hours 56 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Released: Sep. 9, 2018

Genre: Military Science Fiction

Star Force pilot and hero Wyatt McCoy left his medals and career behind after the Rim Wars, disillusioned and bitter when he learns the truths behind the conflict. He takes his converted gunship, the Nellie B, and heads to the Near Fringe, salvaging derelict ships and abandoned stations and mining colonies.

Dr. Beth Parker is a space archaeologist, documenting the history of planetary expansion and colonization for Kalok Enterprises and the Interplanetary Mining Guild. A piece of alien technology embeds itself in Beth’s arm, giving her the ability to see the energy impressions of long-ago people and events. When Beth uncovers proof of genocide that could bring down the big mining companies, she’s the target of assassins.

Wyatt makes a split-second decision to intervene, launching them both into a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with some of the most powerful organizations in the system. They can prove Kalok and Interplan killed millions – but can they live long enough to tell their story?

Larry N. Martin is the author of the new sci-fi adventure novel Salvage Rat. He is the co-author (with Gail Z. Martin) of the Spells, Salt, and Steel/New Templars series; the Steampunk series Iron & Blood; and a collection of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. He is also the co-author of the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Joe Mack Cauldron/Secret Council series.

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Narrator Bio

Jeffrey Kafer – Jeffrey Kafer is a full-time SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator. He has narrated over 450 books in almost every genre for such authors Clive Barker, Steve Alten, Maya Banks, Gregg Olsen and many others. He has 2 degrees in cinema and broadcasting and spent the first part of his career as a video game tester for Microsoft before following his true passion of acting. He’s been on stage since he was 13 (his mom still has the bellhop costume she made) and currently lives in Los Angeles with his family and dog.

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I do enjoy my sci-fi so this book was very entertaining when Wyatt ex-military Salvage Rat lands on a planet which has top salvage. While there he spots a young women being shot at so he decides to help Beth a Space Archaeologist getaway.

So begins a partnership which leads them straight into the middle of rebellion as the more they salvage the evidence they find of mass cover ups.

Where whole colonies have been destroyed. This is told from Wyatt’s point of view the narrator has a great voice that kept me on the ship with him. A Great piece of Science Fiction, one I would enjoy again.

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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Larry N. Martin. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Free CD copies of the Salvage Rat audiobook are available to reviewers through the Adopt-An-Audiobook program.

Profile of Wyatt McCoy, protagonist of Salvage Rat

Wyatt William McCoy

Height 6’2”

Weight 190 lbs

Muscled athletic build / gymnast build

Dark brown hair

Dark brown eyes

Medium skin tone

Age 32

Wyatt was born on Ceristan Station, an oribiting military base for Star Force. His mother Adrianna Marie Alfonsi, was a Vipor pilot for Star Force and moved to piloting military shuttles for officers when well into her pregnancy with Wyatt. His father was Brodie Callum McCoy, a gunship pilot for Star Force. Wyatt grew up on Ceristan, spending much of his time in the youth home with other military children, while his parents were on assignment. He grew up being groomed for Star Force and never considered another path. As he would later tell others, “piloting is in my blood.”

Wyatt prefers reality in both his food and his experiences. In a world where virtual reality, synthetics, and artificial constructs are prevalent, Wyatt wants to plant his feet on solid ground and experience nature with all of her unpredictability. He’d rather have tasteless food that was harvested than a gourmet meal out of a food synthesizer.

Wyatt’s favorite pastime is tinkering and improving the Nellie B. To him, she’s more than a ship and has saved him countless times. Some might consider it an obsession but when you’re in the Dark and there’s no one for light years, your ship is everything.

Dream Cast

Daniel Rostaven, PhD – Eric Bana

Elizabeth Parker, PhD – Olivia Wilde

Hendrick Turner “Codger” – Luke Hemsworth

John Bellant – Steve Howey

Katherine – Shannon Woodward

Miss Liddy – Carrie-Anne Moss

Worm – Khleo Thomas

Wyatt William McCoy – Steven Strait

Zigler – Tom Cavanagh

Top 10 List

Larry N. Martin’s Top 10 Literary inspirations

These are the books that jump-started my imagination. Not necessarily my favorites but where it all began and what hooked me into reading.

Brothers of Earth, C.J. Cherryh

Cujo, Stephen King

Downbelow Station, C.J. Cherryh

Dune, Frank Herbert

Earthsea, Ursula K. LeGuin

Guardians of the Flame, Joel Rosenberg

Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

Mission to Moulokin, Alan Dean Foster

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Steven R. Donaldson

The Last Herald Mage, Mercedes Lackey

Q&A with LARRY N. MARTIN, Author of Salvage Rat

  • Were there any real-life inspirations behind your writing?
    • When working on a story, whether my own, one I’m co-authoring, or even those I’m working on behind the scenes, I try to immerse myself in the world with what I view and read. I am a visual person and having a picture of characters, the world, and its elements help me tell the story. For Salvage Rat, I switched my pleasure reading to science fiction and turned to every “space” movie I could find on streaming. For this book, it included The Expanse, Dark Matter, Altered Carbon and books by David Weber, Dan Simmons, and David Drake. A single image or situation will sometimes take hold, and my mind will start writing an entire story based on “what if?”
  • How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What to do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing?
    • I can’t afford burn-out or writer’s block. My partner and I are full-time writers and make our living from books. Regardless of whose name is on the cover, we work on everything together so there are often several works in queue. That helps when you get stuck because often the boredom or block comes from not having the story clear in your mind. I’ll switch to another book, often in a different genre, until the pieces fall back into place and I can continue. The variety of working on multiple projects also helps because not all projects are in the same stage and it takes a different mindset to revise, edit, format, or promote than it does to write.
  • If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?
    • Most definitely. While I enjoy works of fantasy, I know enough history to know that it wasn’t nearly as mystical or magical as it is portrayed in the books and that the middle ages didn’t smell so good. I’d opt for going forward in time to the major cities of the world to see what science and technology had been developed. I love science fiction and would love to see how things have evolved; that is if we haven’t messed up too badly.
  • If this title were being made into a TV series or movie, who would you cast to play the primary roles?
    • This was a much tougher question than I thought it would be. I settled on Steven Strait (from The Expanse) to play Wyatt. Maybe bulk him up a little, but the overall presence and feel he lends is perfect. For Beth, I’d cast Olivia Wilde. She has the look and the strong personality that lends itself to the character. Beth isn’t a follower and while not a soldier in the traditional sense, she can hold her own.
      12. What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?
      To each, their own and we can agree to disagree. I grew up with a mother who read to me every night and hearing a book holds a special place in my heart. We did the same with our own children, carrying on the tradition. I enjoy being able to close my eyes and lose myself in the story (though not when driving). Hearing a book versus reading it is not better or worse, just different. Audio also is a great alternative for situations when you couldn’t otherwise read. I no longer have to commute to work, but when I was spending hours on the road each day, audio books made it so much better. I still regularly listen to the BBC version of The Lord of the Rings on long car trips.
  • What gets you out of a writing slump? What about a reading slump?
    • Somewhat like writer’s block, you can’t afford to not keep at it. Often just working on another project for a short while will help. I’ve found a similar approach to reading slumps. I’ve now moved mostly to eReader and so have several in-process books at any given time. The slump is usually because what I’m reading doesn’t fit with my mood and switching from one book or genre to another is all it takes.
  • In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series?
    • To an extent, I believe it depends on the story you are trying to tell. Hopefully, when you are starting out, you know if you have a single story or a larger arc that will require more books. Another variable is what your publisher wants from you. Even if you are writing a series, I believe you owe it to the reader to give them a complete story within each book and not leave them hanging. Most readers understand the serialized approach, having grown up with television. It gives you the benefit of pulling them into your world and hopefully getting them to come back for the next book. If it’s stand-alone, they may be interested in your future works, but aren’t as invested.
  • Have any of your characters ever appeared in your dreams?
    • Not in interactions with me. However, I have dreamed about “their” story and what should happen next as if I were one of the characters. I attribute it to my brain working out the story while I sleep. Even if I don’t always remember the details, I often find that issues or challenges work themselves out if I sleep on it.
  • What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
    • Keep writing. Don’t try to get it “right” or “perfect,” as you go just get it all down and then come back later to fix. It’s much easier to revise and tweak a book once you’ve got words down. It doesn’t matter how much you end up throwing away or deleting, you’ll still find yourself moving forward, and none of it was wasted. The words you didn’t like will often inspire better ones to replace them.
  • What’s next for you?
    • Lots more books. In addition to the sequel to Salvage Rat, several co-authored works are coming: the second in the Iron & Blood: Jake Desmet Adventures as well as a new urban paranormal fantasy series – the Joe Mack Cauldron books – based on the legend of Joe Magarac.

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ARC Review: GONE MISSING ( Gone Missing Investigations #1 ) by USA Today Bestselling Author JAMI DAVENPORT!@jamidavenport

Not only are their lives in danger…so is his heart.

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With a missing father, a murderous brother, and a marriage of convenience, Becca Gatlinburg’s life is one hot mess…and it’s about to get hotter.

After overhearing her brother plotting a murder, Becca is desperate to find out the truth behind her family’s business dealings and her father’s disappearance. She makes a deal with the devil–a gorgeous, irreverent soldier turned PI. She’s in over her head and sinking fast.

The last thing Bronson Warner ever wanted was to be a groom. The second to the last thing he ever wanted was to be a dad. Through a weird twist of fate, he’s now both within the span of a few weeks. His solitary life has been turned upside down and stomped on by a wife who’s his exact opposite and teenagers who have their own tragic secret, and it’s his responsibility to keep them all safe.

As Bronson strives to protect his new family, he realizes not only are their lives in danger, but so is his heart.

 

REVIEW:

I LOVE Jami’s sports romances, and wasn’t quite sure what I was expecting. This is the Gone Missing Detective Agency with a great romance, with  a lot of suspense thrown in to make it more interesting. What a character Bronson is. Working on a missing person’s case Bronson tries to persuade the daughter of what he believes  a crooked crime family. Rebecca, a society woman to help him with information.
It’s not until Rebecca needs help that she approaches Bronson. Total opposites with nothing in common, to keep her safe that decide to a fake marriage so they can stay in same house.
This is so entertaining watching Rebecca and Bronson being so careful around each, we know what usually happens with fake marriages. This is one stop read because I couldn’t put it down.To find out what happens Grap this brand new book and hopefully series.

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami’s new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo’s Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year’s “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.
Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.
Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She’s a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth.

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Review Blitz: FRAUD, A Romantic Suspense written by R.C. STEPHENS!@rcstephensbooks

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From best selling author R.C. Stephens comes a steamy, suspenseful new standalone romance about a British alpha hero and the one woman he can’t seem to forget.

Eleven years together and today I find out . . .

I don’t know the first thing about the man I’m sleeping beside every night.

My marriage is built on a bed of lies . . . Nothing is real.

Each day I’m barely surviving, falling deeper into despair and loneliness.

Meeting Hayes Taylor is not in my plan.
Younger, beautiful and broken—just like me. I feel a connection with him I’ve never experienced before. But I am a married woman, and cheating isn’t in my DNA. I ignore the sexual tension between us and push him away.

And like most women, I stay in my marriage for my kids.

But my husband not only manipulates, he keeps secrets I’m not prepared for. Secrets that may destroy me . . .

This is not only my fight song, this is my journey to discover love.

Fraud is for a mature audience only. It is a full length standalone with a sexy alpha hero. There is no cheating and a guaranteed HEA that will leave you swooning.

REVIEW:

I have read quite a few books written by this author and I’ve loved everyone. In this one was more gritty, and a strong intelligent women is made to almost apologise for asking her husband to be supportive and take responsibility for anything in her marriage. Luckily Natalia had good friends and family. Natalia meets Hayes when he was saying with his cousin and his wife Immy. Hayes had left the Royal Navy, and was going back to Uni because he wanted to be a doctor who specialises in Therapy for ex- service or anyone with trauma.
I digress this book hooked me and kept me there, I kept waiting for Natalia to wise up and leave her husband who was manipulated and used the children and her fears against her.
This was an unusual book and I am glad I read it. This so much more than you realise. A Romantic suspense feel definitely. We follow for years and know there is no hope for the marriage.

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About R.C. Stephens:

As far back as R.C. Stephens can remember she was a sucker for a good romance. Of course there had to be a prince charming even if he ultimately was a dark knight and there had to be a happy ending.

She watched the movie Dirty Dancing way too many times growing up and Jean Claude Van Damme movies too. Go figure!

After years of saying she would write a book one day, she finally put pen to paper and carved out the plot line for what would eventually become the best selling Twisted Series. Now R.C. is just finishing up her tenth book and can’t seem to stop the stories running through her mind. Visit R.C. on her Facebook page to find out what’s new in her life and what releases she has coming up.

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ARC Review + Giveaway: DEPRAVED (The Devil’s Duet Book 1 ) by EVA CHARLES! @evacharles37 @LWoodsPR

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I’m J.D. Wilder, and it takes a lot to shame me, but we’re about to see where you draw the line.

Gabrielle Duval once belonged to me.
And like it or not, she’ll be mine again.
In a world where money, power and corruption rule, I’m prepared to do whatever it takes.
Although nothing with that woman is ever easy.
But believe me when I tell you, I’ll enjoy every minute of the fight.

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REVIEW

Wow I’m impressed I’m sitting all worked up after finishing Depraved. It’s one of those books that pulls you in with Hot dirty sex and a plethora of red herrings.
We meet Gabrielle and J.D or Julian when J.D blackmails Gabrielle into their arrangement .See how I throw out a few details to get you interested. It’ so much more, but I want you to enjoy it the way I did.
It very hard to know what to write about without giving to much away. So I will say it had everything I enjoyed, kinky sex one on one , great chemistry all leading me to an agitated mess because I have wait until March to find out what has happened. So in other words a excellent piece of romantic suspense with a cliffhanger. I have no idea who is responsible for all the trouble but I still loved it. Told from both povs so it felt I know more than you anyone Ha Ha.I thing I’ve gone funny thank you Eva Charles.

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About Eva

A confirmed city-girl, Eva moved to rural Western Massachusetts in 2014. She found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she had been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into steamy love stories.

A romantic at heart, Eva looks forward to date night all week. The perfect evening includes well-crafted cocktails, a fabulous perfume, Cherry Garcia ice cream, and her husband, of course. If you add good friends, live jazz, and impossible shoes, she will follow you anywhere.

Eva holds a BA from Boston College, and a JD from the Washington College of Law. She spent a career working in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often find their way into her books.

When she’s not writing sexy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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ARC Review: OVERTURE, The first in All-New Sexy Series from New York Times Bestselling Author SKYE WARREN!@skye_warren

 

Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet…

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The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

OVERTURE is the first novel in a brand new series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren.

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My god what a book, it kept me glued to the pages. Once you get into a Skye Warren book you know your going to be emotionally battered.
We meet Samantha just before her 18th birthday, and preparing to start a world tour, as Samantha plays the violin, and is considered a child progeny.
When we first meet her she feels like a child by the end of the book she is a women and there is only one man she wants and that is Liam North her guardian.
This is must read and ends leaving things up in the air, leaving me impatiently waiting to find out what happens in Concerto.
Skye Warren is a genius when she writes her tortured men, but I really fell for Liam. This a must read if your a fan of Skye Warren.

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About Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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ARC Review: STROKE OF LUCK ( Sterling’s Montana Book 1 ) by New York Times Bestselling Author B.J.DANIELS! @bjdanielsauthor @InkslingerPR

From New York Times bestselling author B.J. Daniels, comes STROKE OF LUCK—the stunning first novel in her brand new Western-set romantic suspense Sterling’s Montana Series!

STROKE OF LUCK releases on February 19, 2019. Pre-order your copy today!

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Synopsis:

He’s hoping to bury the past. She’s ready to settle the score.

The Sterling Ranch’s season opening isn’t going so smoothly. With the ranch’s lodge full of guests and a Montana blizzard threatening, Will Sterling needs help—and he needs it fast. So when his childhood friend Poppy Carmichael agrees to lend a hand, he’s grateful for a second chance…and more enticed by the woman she’s become than he cares to admit.

For Poppy, it was supposed to be a retreat full of horse rides and hoedowns—with a side of showing Will what he’s been missing all these years. But as the snow deepens outside, the guests’ suspicion and mistrust turn sinister inside, catching Will and Poppy in the crosshairs.

Weathering the storm in each other’s arms is all too easy for Will and Poppy, but will a confrontation with a killer mean their reunion is short-lived?

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author B.J. Daniels starts her Sterling’s Ranch series off with a bang in this suspenseful story of romance and revenge.

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STROKE OF LUCK EXCERPT:

Will Sterling. As Poppy put down the phone, she saw that her hand was shaking. The realization made her laugh. She wasn’t twelve anymore. And Will wasn’t that impossibly good-looking fifteen-year-old cowboy who’d made her younger self swoon.
She wanted to pinch herself. He’d just offered her something she’d only dreamed of since the day her father drove her away from the Sterling ranch in tears. Will wanted her to cook at the ranch. True, it was only four days, but it still made her light-headed. Was this really happening?
“Good news?” her friend and only employee, Kara, asked from where she was finishing up a batch of iced cookies for one of their catering jobs.
Was it good news? For her, absolutely. But not so much for Will. “Interesting news.” She thought about the phone call, telling herself it had been real. Will said he needed her. That he was desperate. That he owed her. All of the words she’d longed to hear in every retribution plot she’d ever dreamed as a girl.
How ironic was that? After all these years, Will needed her.
She grinned to herself. “That was Will Sterling. He needs a cook for four days up at his guest ranch in the mountains. He offered me my going rate with¬out even asking what it was and a bonus at the end of the four days.”
Kara’s eyes widened. “You said yes, didn’t you?”
Her catering business was just getting wheels under it so it wasn’t as if she ever turned down anything reasonable. Right now, she couldn’t give Kara more than an occasional part-time job and her friend needed more. If the business was going to grow, she would need the full-time help.
“Can you manage without me for that long?” Poppy asked her. “We have that birthday party and that upcoming luncheon to get ready for.”
“Boss, it’s a five-year-old’s birthday party with six guests. Since we promised to keep it inexpensive, I think I can handle it. As for the luncheon, I have some ideas I wanted to run past you. I’ll get them down on paper so you can see what I was thinking when you get back.”
“Perfect.” Kara was a godsend. She could depend on her and didn’t want to lose her to a job with more hours. She’d been growing the business and hated leaving right now. But she couldn’t pass up this opportunity on so many levels. Also it would be good money for a short period of time.
“So you told him yes?”
Poppy nodded. She could not help smiling even as she tried to contain her excitement at the prospect of four days at the guest ranch she had loved as a girl. Coming from the Midwest, she’d been enamored by the cluster of weathered old log cabins set back in the pines against the mountainside with their porches and willow rockers.
But it was the main lodge that had made her eyes pop that first time. She’d never seen such a huge rock fireplace in such an enormous room with its high log ceiling. She hadn’t been able to resist walking around the entire room looking at all the mounted heads of deer, elk and moose. There were paintings of cowboys and Native Americans in headdresses, some signed by the artists themselves. And old spurs and lariats hung on the walls. It reminded her of the old Western movies she’d loved before moving to

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REVIEW:

This is the first book I have read of B.J.Daniels and didn’t know what to expect, I admit I fell in love with cover and the blurb. So I was expecting a cowboy romance, but this was so much more. We have Poppy who has come back to Whitefish Montana to start her catering business.
Will runs the Guest Ranch Retreat, and its his first year and they have opened early for a special client. A four day work retreat, what could go wrong. The cook has broken his leg, and Will’s brother Garrett recommends Poppy Carmichael. Poppy and Will know each other from when they kids and hadn’t parted well.
So we have employees who don’t won’t to be there, Poppy is determined to get back at Will. Then there Dorothea who has lived on the Sterling Ranch as a housekeeper walking around saying there is something bad going to happen.
That’s just the beginning, and this book kept me gripped until the end I did not want to miss anything. It was well worth the read and I want to go back to Sterling Ranch for another adventure. This had it all, a handsome cowboy, love, murder and mayhem and right up my street. It is told in multiple povs so you get a real feel for whats going on. I’m hooked on B.J.Daniels, so go and read it yourself.

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About B.J. Daniels:

NYT and USA Today Bestselling author B.J. Daniels was born in Texas but moved with her family to Montana at the age of five. Her first home was a cabin in the Gallatin Canyon and later a lake house on Hebgen Lake outside of West Yellowstone.

Most of her books are set in Montana, a place she loves. She lives now in a unique part of the state with her husband and three Springer Spaniels.

When she isn’t writing, she loves to play tennis, boat, camp, quilt and snowboard. There is nothing she enjoys more than curling up with a good book.

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ARC Review: COLD AND DEADLY ( Cold Justice: Crossfire ) by New York Times Bestselling Author TONI ANDERSON! @toniannanderson @InkslingerPR

Romantic Suspense lovers – the first book in Toni Anderson’s Cold Justice: Crossfire series is available today! Pick up your copy of COLD & DEADLY now!

About COLD & DEADLY

Hostage Negotiators can talk themselves out of anything—except falling in love.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dominic Sheridan is an accomplished expert in the Crisis Negotiation Unit. Practiced, professional, used to dealing with high-stake situations under tense conditions, Dominic is a master at manipulating people. Everyone, that is, but the headstrong rookie agent bent on destroying her fledgling career.

As a child, Ava Kanas put her life on the line when the mob executed her father. Now someone has killed her mentor, the man who inspired her to become an FBI agent—and she’s the only one who recognizes it was anything but a tragic accident.

When another agent is murdered and Dominic nearly dies, it becomes obvious a serial killer is targeting the FBI. Together Dominic and Ava search for clues in the investigation, all the while fighting a forbidden attraction that will complicate everything, especially when the predator sets their sights on Ava.

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Read an excerpt of COLD & DEADLY:

Did she tell Dominic the truth and risk him sending her away? The thought of losing her job made her feel physically ill. But she wanted to be braver. She wanted to trust…

Was he awake? She listened attentively for the sound of his breathing but she couldn’t hear a thing. Feeling slightly panicked that he’d left her here alone, she caught the bottom of the makeshift curtain and raised it high enough to see the man lying on his back, features softened in sleep.

She stared, taking in the straight nose, thick brows and stubborn jaw. The bruises from the accident looked like darker shadows in this dusky twilight. His mouth was parted and she found herself wondering what it might be like to kiss him.

He rolled onto the side facing her and suddenly opened his eyes.

Ava froze, then whispered slowly, “I thought you might have left me behind…” She tried to swallow her mortification at being caught staring at him. The words revealed more than she wanted.

He reached out and touched her cheek, which was more or less healed now. “Still here, Kanas. Go back to sleep. It’s four AM.”

Her heart pounded crazily as she held his gaze. She should tell him about Gino. Confide the truth. He’d understand and wouldn’t send her away. His palm was so hot against her skin it burned. She wanted to get closer to that heat. The craving was so overwhelming it terrified her, paralyzed her.

He removed his hand with a slight smile that she could get used to and sleepily closed his eyes. Murmured, “Go to sleep, Ava.”

She lay there staring up at the ceiling, until dawn flooded the room with light. She didn’t sleep another wink.

REVIEW:

I love Toni Anderson books, they have everything I love reading about. In this book we hit the jackpot, great characters, plenty of murders and above all  a couple falling love.
This starts at a funeral of a well loved FBI agent who had either committed suicide or shot himself by accident. So under the circumstances the mourners are close friends and family. Suddenly shots are fired at the FBI agents attending. This starts an investigation that leads all over the county.
Dominic Sheridan is investigating with the help of Special Agent Ava Kanas.It always hard to write a review without giving much away especially a murder mystery. This book kept me gripped and I couldn’t put it down. It kept me guessing until the end and them I felt bereft when it was finished. So what I’m trying to say is this is a great read, and I loved the Ava and Dominic they are good together or should I say HOT together.

This is  definitely going on my reread shelf.

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About Toni Anderson

Toni Anderson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA® nominee, science nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Originally from a small town in England, Toni studied Marine Biology at University of Liverpool (B.Sc.) and University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she’d never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog, and two laid-back leopard geckos. Toni started writing while pregnant with her first child and never stopped. Her greatest achievements are mastering the Tokyo subway, climbing Ben Lomond, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and surviving fourteen Winnipeg winters (fingers crossed). She loves to travel for research purposes and was lucky enough to visit the Strategic Information and Operations Center inside FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2016, and she also got to shove another car off the road during pursuit training at the Writer’s Police Academy in Wisconsin. Watch out world!

Toni’s books have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, and the Top 10 on Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks. Her novels have won many awards.

If you want to know when Toni’s next book will be out, visit her website (http://www.toniandersonauthor.com) and sign up for her newsletter. If you want to read other fascinating stories about life in a city that, during winter, is sometimes colder than Mars, friend her on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/toniannanderson).

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ARC Review: RECKLESS ( Shattered Series Book 1 ) by Bestselling Author CIANA STONE is Now LIVE! @CianaStone @InkslingerPR

Today we have the blog tour of RECKLESS by Ciana Stone! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: RECKLESS

Author: Ciana Stone

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About RECKLESS:

Morgan Windwalker Alexander considered herself to be a most fortunate woman. She loves the ranch where she and her husband, Cord, live and raised their family. She loves her work as a large animal vet and is proud of what Cord has accomplished in his career in Mechatronics.

She couldn’t and wouldn’t ask for more. As far as she is concerned, at 42, she has it all.

Then Cord gets a call in the middle of the night and from that moment, things start to change. Her once perfect husband, a man who is methodical in all he does, displays a recklessness she finds troubling. Cracks start to appear in her perfect life, revealing lies and betrayals she didn’t want to believe were possible.

Can she keep the cracks from multiplying, keep all the pieces intact, or is she fighting a losing battle? Can she patch the wounds in her life or will this reckless path Cord is on shatter their one perfect life completely?

 

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REVIEW:

This is a different kind a book than the usual books based in Cotton Creek.

This is thriller through and through, the love interest is between the main couple Morgan and Cord Alexander who have been married for over 20 years and are still madly in love.
Unfortunately, someone is up to no good, and putting everyone in danger and pointing the finger at Cord. This full of action with the FBI and CIA and a malicious adversary controlling everything behind the scenes.

This is more along the lines of some Ciana early thrillers that I adored. This one kept me gripped and wanting more. I can’t wait for Ruthless in March.

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About the Author:

I’m a country girl at heart and I’m quite keen on home-grown heroes, military men and cowboys. Happily-ever-after is something I believe in with my whole heart. Love may be a bumpy road and there are bound to be perils along the way but in the end, love should win. I try to take that attitude into my writing and believe that love, hope and laughter are some of the best medicine there is. Along with books. Lots of books.

I have a passion for sagas. I love to fall into a world, get to know characters and have them reappear in stories down the road. Because of that, I wrote my Cotton Creek Saga. So far, there are two series within the saga, Honky Tonk Angels and Heartbreakers & Heroes, with another, Heritage, on the way in 2019.

 

I love to hear from readers and want every since person who has read one of my book to know how much I thank them. To every reader who has spent his or her hard-earned reading dollars on a Ciana Stone book, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

 

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ARC Review: MICADEN’S MADNESS by V.F. MASON is Now LIVE! @Author_VFMason

Micaden’s Madness by V.F. Mason is NOW LIVE!
#dark #romance #serial killer romance

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If madness has a name…it’s hers.

She is an artist seeking solace.
He is a serial killer seeking vengeance.

She doesn’t remember.
He remembers it all.

She is broken.
He is obsessed.

She wants truth.
He wants revenge.

One of them is guilty.
One of them is innocent.

Both of them want to win.
And for that one of them has to die.

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REVIEW:

Well I loved Lachlan’s Protégé, but this was unputdownable. We are still with the dark subject matter, so you have been warned.

When I starting to read the book, I thought I start to read a little bit before bed. Then I started this compelling and gripping read, and the next thing I notice is that its light outside and I had read all night.

What starts out as teenagers falling in love for the first time intense and passionate. The perfect summer on the Island and then Emerald parents suddenly visit the Island and they put into motion a nightmare that lasts 10 years.

I not saying any more except this is a dark read with distressing storyline that compels the reader hoping for their luck will change. This had it all, a story that won’t let you go, but written with alternate points of view and some of story is told with flashbacks. This is a dark read intense read, if  that’s what you enjoy this is your cup a tea. I can’t wait for the next book, I’ll just have read this again while I wait.

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About the Author:

V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.

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Blog Tour + Review: THE FOG ( A Berry Springs Novel ) by AMANDA MCKINNEY!@XpressoTours


The Fog
Amanda McKinney
(A Berry Springs Novel)
Publication date: December 4th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance

Former Marine turned ballistics expert, Wesley Cross is known around town for two things, his rugged good-looks and cocky attitude—until he finds his ex-girlfriend lying in a puddle of blood in his basement. The scene screams setup, but the discovery of a rare gem and a puzzling autopsy suggests the murder goes much deeper than that. Wesley will do whatever it takes to clear his name, including calling in a notoriously headstrong—and sexy—scientist.

While most little girls were playing dress up, Gwyneth Reece was digging in the dirt collecting bugs. Now one of the top forensic entomologists in the country, Gwen reluctantly accepts a job from a pushy cowboy and travels to the small, Southern town of Berry Springs. Heavy storms are brewing, and when she’s forced to check into the creepiest hotel she’s ever seen, she instantly regrets her decision to help out the former Marine.

Following up on a tip, Wesley heads to the Half Moon Hotel but quickly realizes his visit was not by chance. The killer lured him there, and suddenly everyone from the uptight bellman to the wealthy couple just passing through town become suspect. Bodies begin to disappear, and Wesley knows the killer will do anything to get to him…. including hurting the woman who’s kept his head spinning since he first laid eyes on her.

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REVIEW:

Wow I love a who done it, this was who killed them? When Wesley Cross comes home and finds his ex-girlfriend Leena murdered in his basement. This starts the cat and mouse adventure that keeps you guessing as the body count rising.
I was gripped to my book as I had to discovered what was happening. Wesley trying to find out who the murderer is, so he hires an Entomologist Gwen to help. All goes well until they get trapped in the haunted hotel on the hill in awful weather.
I not going to giving anything else away. So, if you love a murder mystery with a romance thrown in, this is book for you. This was right up my street and as this was my first read by Amanda McKinney, I know it’s not going to be my last. I have to say the cover and the blurb pulled me but it was the writing that made me stay.

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Author Bio:

Award-winning author of romantic suspense and mystery, Amanda McKinney wrote her debut novel, LETHAL LEGACY, after walking away from her career to become a writer and stay-at-home mom. Set in small, Southern towns, Amanda’s books are page-turning murder mysteries peppered with steamy love scenes, and include the BERRY SPRINGS SERIES and the BLACK ROSE MYSTERY SERIES, with many more to come.

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