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April 2017

Life’s Turned Upside Down:The Show Me Series #3 by Anne Stone

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Gabriella Alvarez is the youngest of the Alvarez family.  She’s watched her best friend marry her brother and another brother find love.  Deep down, she’s looking for love, but she can’t quite shake the college sweetheart that broke her heart.

Dr. Ashton Holder works for the famous Alvarez practice.  He and Gabriella have always clashed—she continues to see him only has the rough-edged doctor with no bedside manner, but he’s really made strides to put this image behind him.

When Gabriella discovers a secret from Ashton’s past, though, she does her best to help him uncover something that will change his life forever, but a misunderstanding between them rocks him to the core.  When he finally uncovers the secret, he must learn to put his past aside and try and move on with a future willed with hope and dreams.


Life’s Turned Upside Down is the third book in Anne Stone’s Show Me series.

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Anne Stone was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri but now lives in the cold state of Wisconsin with her faithful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She writes heartfelt sweet contemporary romance and is the author of the Show Me and Williams & Company series.  She loves to tell a story and that’s what you’ll definitely get in an Anne Stone novel.  

Anne’s degree is in education but she has worked in the corporate sector managing a large number of staff.  Now, she works from home where part of her day is still spent in the corporate world and the other part is dreaming of her heroes and heroines.

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Heartsridge Shifters: Cade (South-One Bears #2) by Olivia Arran

Cade is enraged that unknown fox shifters have been getting past the town’s defences and bit an unsuspecting human. Harper may be accepting her new nature but the perpetrator still has to be caught and punished.


When he meets Mina she is at the business end of a rifle, waiting for him to make a wrong move when he arrives at her home looking for her baby brother. When it becomes clear that his punishment is imminent, Liam, Mina and the unsinkable Granny head to Heartsridge.

Mina may be his fated mate, but they both have baggage and she is not so keen to Mate with him.
Mina’s father was a Purist and didn’t believe in in inter-species relationships, and she is having a hard time blocking these ingrained beliefs.

Cade is big, burly and oh so growly. That man’s tongue needs registered as a lethal weapon!! Hot as can be and a great story too!

A Baby for the Alien Prince: Celestial Mates (The Alva) by Miranda Martin

Margot has spent her life underground on Earth. Only the Elite get to live above the surface. But with a fervent hope to get herself into the sunshine, she signs up for Celestial Mates and finds herself almost immediately paired off!


Prince Elorshin is a down to earth guy. He may be royalty but its a minor house and everyone just mucks in together. Consigned to a mating by his Overlord, he feels he is destined to only live half a mating as his true mate can’t be this tiny human woman…can she????

Margot surely causes a stooshie when she tries to make herself useful on Elorshins home! LOL I loved her feisty, can do attitude and the fact that she didn’t care about blue blood, she just wanted to be loved.

Hunted by the Dragon Duke (Howls Romance #7) by Mina Carter

Cinderella – Dragons edition!!!


With nasty step-mother and step-sisters, a royal ball to attend and mislaid slippers, all with a witty PNR slant!

Saskia and Callan are a great match and I loved that Saskia managed to bloom under his care. Whilst the passion is off the charts there are no major sexy bits until near the end. Loved all the little glimpses of Swayer and his unrequited love for…well read it and you’ll find out!

Great read even super short as it is!

Cinderella.Com by River Laurent


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Cass Harper

Loan sharks are circling, I’ve got my dad’s hospital bills to pay, and my landlord is about to kick me out onto the street. It’s all doom and gloom until my best friend, Jesse, tells me that she’s found me a job impersonating the famous hotel heiress, Tamara Honeywell.

I get to live on a ranch in Montana for a month and take care of all my money worries. The only snag is I’ll have to have my lips injected, and act like a spoilt, demanding, selfish brat. but, what the hell? Collagen is temporary, and I can act like the world’s most bitchy heiress for a month.

Until I see the jaw-droppingly handsome cowboy who comes to collect me. All flashing eyes, sun drenched skin, steely muscles…and spitting venom. Oops, he can’t stand talentless celebrities. Absolutely hates them. Damn, he looks like he wants to put me over his knee and spank me.

This should be interesting!




Release Date: 4/6/2017

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Mercy & Mayhem by Lindsay Cross


He wanted nothing but revenge…until her.

Mack Grey wants one thing in his life: vengeance for the ex-CIA operative who betrayed his team, Jack Mankel. And he’s finally got the traitor within grasp, all he has to do is catch a hop across the Congo and capture his enemy.

He had no idea the depths to which Mankel’s evil could reach.

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She never thought she could love again…until him.

All single-mother air force pilot Marley Mitchell has to do is fly a group of special operators across Africa for a HALO jump and then she can be back home with her baby girl. Then the unexpected happens. Her plane crashes and Marley has to rely on an insanely hot commander to get her out of the jungle alive.

Deep in the jungle, Mack gives her his heart and soul. He’s willing to lay down his life to protect hers.

But Marley has a secret.

A secret that could destroy not only their hope for happiness, but Mack’s entire team.

With Mankel closing in and guerilla soldiers on the prowl, their sensual attraction is put to the ultimate test in an action-packed thrill ride of passion so hot it threatens to burn them alive.

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About the Author

Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation.

An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion – writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams.

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Mercy & Mayhem (Operation Mayhem #1) by Lindsay Cross

It’s time for the Boss Man to have his HEA!


Mack is used to leading from the front, he expects nothing from his men that he isn’t equally ready to do. The team are trailing after Jack Mankel after his last exploit sorry Caroline kidnapped. They have a fix on his current location and they are being dropped in by an Air Force flight.

But when the slimy tentacles of J ensure that the flight crashes, the team and their pilot, Marley, are left to hoof it through the Congo to the mission. Marley has her own secrets and regrets and lives for her young daughter. When she and Mack get separated from the rest of the team, they bond over their shared heartaches and light match to an incendiary passion they can’t seem to ignore.

I’m sad to see the last of the Mercy team meet their match but the Mayhem team look like very interesting reading! Reaper and the boys have all got their own torments and I truly hope they get to strike back at their torturers!

Fast paced, but fully formed story with characters who’ll make you laugh, cry and shout at the e-reader!! Treachery and tragedy may have brought them together but if Mack and Marley can get past their pigheadedness they’ll be a strong unit! I read this in one fell swoop (staying up to 1am to finish) cos I could not put it down! Little Maddie clearly knows how to wrap a man around her little finger and I can see her being a total man magnet when she is older!

Eternal Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms #10) by Setta Jay

Sirena and Hroarr are magic.


Sirena, the docile healer. She would do anything for anyone and works herself silly. Hroarr, Warlod God and defines Dominant. They are truly opposites and their mating isn’t quite like the previous ones. They are super-passionate once they get together and there was certainly a plot and not just a bunch of random sexiness sewn together! Hroarr ain’t my favourite but I didn’t outright loathe him either, think Guardian Marmite, LOL.

Brilliant mix of super spicy & sweet. I love an epilogue and we got to see a little snippet of life for the Guardians and their mates.

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