A Sad Day For All Things Romance; Part II

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Well, it took me three days but I think I have located all the posts that I needed to pull per the Terms of Service that are required by WordPress.  Out of 443 posts, over the course of three years, I had to trash 260.  I don’t necessary feel sorry for myself but for all the tour companies that I had done posts for, for the authors that besides pulling tours I had to pull the reviews of their books that went along with it.  But I’m also have to apologize for all my followers, who are the best, because a lot of content has had to disappear.  On the upside, I’m hoping that because I’ve put them in my trash that WordPress will leave me alone and I can slowly go through them and rework them and put those that have reviews back up on the site.  So things are looking a little better but it still feels like a friend that you just don’t see too much anymore.  Have a great week everyone.

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A Sad Day For All Things Romance

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It was a sad day last week when WordPress shut my web site down.  They feel that having a book review blog site that promotes blog tours and giveaways are against their terms of service.  So if you have a WordPress.com site like mine you might want to be careful.  They have put my site back up so that I can do one of two things.  The first, and most hurtful, is to pull all of my blog tour posts.  The second was to change over to a WordPress.org site.  The second option was very tempting and I was seriously considering this option.  Then I did some research.

I could pay them a one time fee of $129 to make the transfer seamless but I have to pay a new host site as well.  The pricing on the host sites didn’t look too bad until I dug a little deeper and found that I already have an existing WordPress account my monthly figure is more and I may have to pay more fees depending on what I’m looking for in my new site.  They also remind me how true the saying”nothing in life is free” really is.  It’s too bad that even now our thoughts have to cost us money.  But they won’t stop me from falling in love with new authors or rediscovering authors that I haven’t read in a while – or just loving all things romance.

You may also want to stop over to The Dreamweaver’s Cottage and read their take on this subject and the discussion that’s going on.

WordPress – wake up.  I have a free account for a reason – I take care of an elderly parent.  I’m fiscally responsible for him and this includes a roof over his head, food on the table, and his medical expenses.  On top of that the same also holds true for myself.  It might be different if I was pulling in a really nice pay check but I’m sorry to say that is not me.  I never know if I’m going to have to take him to the emergency room for one thing – after all he’s 86 years old.  Taking care of an elderly parent takes a lot of hard work – on top of holding down a full time job.  My one enjoyment was being able to post and getting involved with blog tours.  But having another existing site is a big help.  So this isn’t goodbye but see you later.

So I will continue to have this site since this is was my first blog site but will have to pull all past tours and giveaways.  I won’t be posting here as much and will only post reviews.  Luckily I have a blogger account, http://lynnromanceenthusiast.blogspot.com, and will start posting blog tours and giveaways there.  You can certainly continue to follow me here and I hope you will understand that my posting here will significantly drop over time.  You are also more than welcome to stop over to my other site and follow me there.  And for all those that I follow in return, I look forward to continuing to see what you have to post.

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Selective/Memory by D. D. Lorenzo

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Darkness Descended…

After tragedy claimed love as its victim, Declan and Aria struggle to move forward alone. They each have endured hurt and devastation inflicted and influenced by circumstance.

Rebuilding Slowly…

Aria’s inner strength is brought to the surface as she regains control of both her emotions and her body, but Declan’s supremacy over her heart is a consequence as a result of loving him so completely.

Blatant Trivialization…

As thoughts of Aria continue to haunt him, Declan attempts to minimize their effect on him using whatever means possible, no matter the effect on himself or its impact on his relationships.

An Agenda of Evil…

Revenge reigns supreme in Marisol’s agenda. Her satisfaction is found in the bitterness she cultivates as she grows in her contempt for Aria and her manipulations of Declan. Will she be successful in total annihilation of two people who have already suffered the crushing weight that sorrow and guilt can deliver?

Join Declan Sinclair and Aria Cole in “Selective/Memory”, Book Two in “The Depth of Emotion” series and witness the conclusion of their story. They will attempt to restructure their individual worlds, but fate continues to intervene by bringing them into the atmosphere of each other. Are they willing to bear love again? Will their emotions sustain the depths that their relationship exposed? Will their feelings for each other be strong enough to sustain a love that will last a lifetime?

Only Fate can Decide…

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D D Lorenzo’s contact information.

Website: www.ddlorenzo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DD-Lorenzo-Author/462174523877271?ref=hl

Twitter: @d_d_lorenzo

Goodreads link:  http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/22197381-d-d-lorenzo

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Selective-Memory-Depth-Emotion-Book-ebook/dp/B00J8NTIA8/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412356832&sr=1-1&keywords=selective+memory

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/selective-memory-5

Book Review: Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy by Jodi Linton

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Series: Deputy Laney Briggs, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Publisher: Entangled: Ignite
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Rating:  5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of these books for review from Entangled Publishing and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”.

Blurb:

Some cowboys are worth getting dirty for.

In her latest adventure, sassy Deputy Laney Briggs discovers the local high school football coach passed out under the stadium bleachers wearing nothing but a smile…and his wife’s lingerie.

Things really start to get wild when she runs into the smoking hot Federal Marshal, Colt Larsen, snooping around the Granger’s house. The Marshal is on the hunt for the coach’s wife, who is nowhere to be found. Laney and Colt set out to find her, and quicker than a cold snap comes and goes in Texas, Laney finds herself up to her eyeballs in a case involving death threats, a ruthless motor cycle gang, a Mexican drug cartel, a kidnapping, and a shoot-out to rival the O.K. Corral.

In over their heads, Laney calls in the big guns–her very own Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson. But with the stakes higher than ever, will Gunner’s help be enough for Laney to get out of this case alive?

Goodreads Book Link: http://bit.ly/WhatchaGonnaCowboyGR

Amazon Buy Link: http://bit.ly/WhatchaGonnaCowboyAM

Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://bit.ly/WhatchaGonnaCowboyBN

My Thoughts:

This story was written in the first person.

This novella is just a teaser for those that have not yet read this author’s Deputy Laney Briggs series. And if you haven’t read Pretty Reckless, you may want to go back and start with the book that started it all so that you can better understand the characters. I think that this is going to turn out to be a must read series – especially from what I’ve read so far.

Laney Briggs has an interesting meeting with Colt Larsen. He seems to rub her the wrong way. Just when she thinks her night can’t get any worse her boyfriend Gunner Wilson is there when she gets home. Their reunion is just another reminder that unless you’ve read the first book you won’t understand how they came to be.

But one thing you won’t miss is the heat. Laney is a woman who knows what she wants sexually and isn’t above going after what she wants. She’s a woman who’s comfortable in her own skin. The scenes are not for the shy because they are graphic – great daydream material. She’s a woman who doesn’t take any B.S. from anyone and she can give as good as she gets. I think she is someone who could give Dirty Harry a run for his money.

What makes this book a page-turner is the mystery that Colt brings to this story. This author has a great way with words – with the descriptions she uses; you will have no trouble visualizing what’s going on. She also did a great job when she created Colt because I just couldn’t figure him out. One thing I did notice is that a lot of the guys seem like real jerks but that just seems to make Laney shine. The ending is an HFN, which leaves me wondering what the author has in store for our couple next. I was also left feeling that the reader hasn’t seen the last of Colt.

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Book Review: Two Week Seduction by Kathy Lyons

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Release Date: June 30, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author Email: jade@jadeleeauthor.com
Author Website: www.kathylyons.com
Author Blog: http://jadeleeauthor.com/jades-blog
Author Twitter: JadeLeeAuthor
Author Facebook: JadeLeeBooks
Author Goodreads: AuthorJadeLee
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Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for review from Entangled Publishing and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”.

Book Synopsis:

She’s going to break all of his rules…

Tech Sergeant John O’Donnell was never fond of his hometown. Too many reminders of poverty, his rocky family life, and the girl he was never allowed to have. Now he has exactly two weeks to sort out his mother’s finances before he heads back overseas. Two weeks that he’s determined to spend as far from his best friend’s little sister as possible.

Alea Heling has a naughty streak a mile wide. Sweet and simple? Boring. She’s been craving a bad boy like John since their wild days together in high school, and this time, she’s not taking no for an answer. But with every panty-meltingly hot encounter, Alea forgets one hard, cold reality—this soldier won’t let a fortnight turn into forever…and forever might be exactly what they both need.

Tagline: She’s going to break all of his rules…

Goodreads Book Link: http://bit.ly/TwoWeekSeductionGR
Amazon Buy Link: http://bit.ly/TwoWeekSeductionAM
Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://bit.ly/TwoWeekSeductionBN
Entangled Page: http://bit.ly/TwoWeekSeductionEP

Jade Lee PicAuthor Bio:
Kathy Lyons is the fun, contemporary side of USA Today Bestselling author Jade Lee. She loves sassy romance with lots of laughter and sex. Spice is the variety of life, right? Okay, so maybe two kids, two cats, two pennames, and writing over 40 books has messed with her mind, but she still keeps having fun. Check her out at http://www.KathyLyons.com Or hang out with her sexy historical half, Jade Lee. Titled heroes with dark secrets are Jade’s passion. Especially when they fall for women who add more than just spice to their lives.

 

My Thoughts:

Alea Heling is going to a welcome home party. John O’Donnell is home on leave. This is a story that may have you reminiscing about first crushes and what if’s. But you will find the title a little deceiving. It’s takes only a matter of minutes for the author to seduce the reader. It’s a great book to escape with when the stress of the day is really getting to you.

One thing that I never realized, until reading Alea and John’s story, was how sexy and dirty a game of pool could be. Once you read the scene you will also find yourself smiling – at the very least a smirk. You will almost feel sorry for the fictional spectators – almost. The author will suck you in so that everything else will just disappear – so be careful whom you sit next to.

If you’ve never read Kathy’s work before, this book may leave you craving more. Besides being a great hot and sexy romance, it’s a book that reminds the reader what family and loved ones have to deal with when they have someone in the military. With Fourth of July coming up, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect time to read this book. It’s a book that was too short but one you can read again and again when you only have a short amount of time and need your sexy read fix. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

My Soul For You by Morgana Phoenix

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 Title: My Soul For You

Author: Morgana Phoenix

Release Day: June 8, 2014

Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Airicka-Phoenix/e/B00906AGHM
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/airicka-phoenix
iTune: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/airicka-phoenix/id562768863?mt=11

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17347885-my-soul-for-you

 

Synopsis:

You are cordially invited to have your heart’s desire come true.

For Kaitlin Claremont this is a very tall order. What wouldn’t an orphan girl living over of her aunt’s shop wish for? But when her one night of passion in the arms of sexy and completely out of her reach Kaleb turns into a nightmare, Katie realizes quickly that nothing is as it seems and there is so much more to Kaleb O’Reilly than she ever bargained for.

Kaleb has his own demons and even with all his training, he’s not prepared for the brown-eyed beauty, nor can he deny he wants her in a way that very much complicates everything. But what happens when the hunger wins and his true purpose puts Katie at risk? Can he protect her from his mistakes? And can Katie protect those she loves from a monster with no mercy?

Time is running out.
Will they kill or be killed?

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Author Bio:

Morgana Phoenix is the sinister form Airicka Phoenix takes in the cloak of night where she compels her victims to burn the midnight oil reading tales of mystery, danger and steaming romance.

On weekends, she bakes cookies and watches reruns of Supernatural.

For more, visit her lair… If you dare: www.AirickaPhoenix.com

 

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