Wednesday, 15 June 2022

***5 STAR REVEIW** BLACK KNIGHT (Sin Series #4) by Aleatha Romig

 

Release Date: June 14


“Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed be defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equal over defeat and victory.” ~ John Steinbeck, ‘The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights’.

When the secrets of Donovan’s past sins are revealed, his and Julia’s snow globe is threatened. With both personal and business endeavors at stake, he and Julia are forced to face the threats and dangers head on, recognizing that villains don’t always lurk in the shadows and allies come from the most unexpected of places.

Who will be left standing when the final curtain falls?
Will what started on a dark snowy night, survive the sun’s light?

Don’t miss a second of the much-anticipated conclusion to the Sin series.

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new age-gap, family saga, chance meeting, contemporary romantic-suspense novel in the world of high finance, where success is sweet and revenge is sweeter. 

Have you been Aleatha’d?

*BLACK KNIGHT, a full-length novel, is book four, the final novel in the Sin Series. Join the emotional ride along the white ribbon, begin with RED SIN, continue with GREEN ENVY and GOLD LUST, and find the dramatic conclusion in BLACK KNIGHT.

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Black Knight, the conclusion in the Sin series was everything you wanted, expected but with a hint of a little bit more.

 

Julia and Donovan have had so much thrown at them; you wonder will they survive. 

 

Black Knight follows on from the end of Green Envy, not a beat has been missed, you know exactly what happened in Green Envy and you are anxiously waiting to see what will happen in the first few chapters of Black Knight, will they survive, will they get married, who is doing all this to them?

 

This whole book is full of surprises, some nice but some will take you by surprise.  I loved how no matter what happened Julia and Van managed everything together as a couple, they were united in everything they did, they gave each other strength and support and most of all the love they both needed and relished.

 

The way Aleatha has written this book will keep any reader on their seats, they will not want to put the book down in case they miss something, and I must admit putting the book down at night to go to sleep was difficult, these people infiltrated my dreams not knowing what would happen next.

 

The chemistry between Van and Julia is so consuming that you can tell these two would tackle the world for each other.  Julia accepts Van’s past, the thing he was worried about and see’s him for the man he is with her and the man he has shown her he can be in all aspects of their lives so far and for that Van adores Julia.  They are both strong determined people and in Black Knight is shows like a beacon in the night, they shine brightly as a couple more than they ever would apart.


I also loved how Van never stopped Julia for doing what she wanted which was to help the family business “Wade”.  Julia with determination and her man by her side took that company by storm and did what she had to do to let it thrive and survive.

 

This book has some surprises along with way which will keep you guessing, there are also some lovely parts between Julia and Skylar which was surprising to me, but you could see from the person Julia was that this was enviable.

This series in a whole is a riot of emotions, suspense, love, and intrigue and from that first book “White Ribbon” to Black Knight, one thing for sure is the depth of love these two have for each other.  It also shows how good a writer Aleatha Romig is in pulling you into a series and one that never lets you go until the very end and even then, you are still thinking about it for days if not weeks after you finish it.

 

There is a lot to be said about a writer who will captivate an audience with a book or series, and I must admit that Aleatha is one of those authors.

5 STAMPS 




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Meet Aleatha Romig
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Thursday, 19 May 2022

***5 STAR REVIEW*** GYPSY (Traveling Series #5) by Jane Harvey-Berrick

 


TITLE: Gypsy

AUTHOR: Jane Harvey-Berrick

ASIN: B09VCBHX6X

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09VCBHX6X / https://geni.us/Gypsy

ISBN: 978-1-912015-16-0

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60591481-gypsy

LENGTH: 108,000 words

PUBLISHED: 19 May 2022 in Kindle Unlimited

GENRE: contemporary romance

 

SYNOPSIS

Born into a family of travelers, Gypsy leaves Ireland to meet her cousin who works in a traveling carnival, 3,000 miles away across the Atlantic.

She has a special gift for healing wounded hearts, and hopes to heal her own.

As she travels through America, she meets people on the journey who need her special help – a lovelorn waitress, a runaway boy, and a brooding mechanic who’s as lost and lonely as Gypsy.

Against the carnival’s backdrop of sawdust and stardust, they travel west, searching for love, and a family that they can build for themselves.

 NOTE:

Gypsy is the 5th book in the Traveling Series, but can be read as a standalone

©Jane Harvey-Berrick 2022




Gypsy by Jane Harvey-Berrick is one of those books that transports you to a different world, a world where everything is a carnival and full of joy and surprise and not forgetting romance.

Gypsy joins Kes her cousin and the rest of the carnival men and women and is a breath of fresh air to everyone and brings a new life to the carnival.

The whole concept of Gypsy and Huck Berry and the romance that ensues is magical to read. You know as soon as these two meets that they are drawn to each but something more than attraction, it is like a force is pulling them together. The journey is not an easy one though, no true romance would not be without the difficulties and trials these characters must deal with before they get the ending they deserve.

The story though I feel would not be complete without Kes, Aimee and all the carnie family welcoming, encouraging, and supporting Gypsy and Huck, this is truly a family that may not all be blood, but they are still a family united together.

I could go on and on about all the characters but that would give away too much and I feel you would only get the connections and fully appreciate everyone in this book and the storyline if you read it yourself. I will say though that this book or if you have not read the Travelling Series, is well worth reading and adding to your tbr lists, you will not regret it.

Jane has put so much passion in this book you can feel it in every page, the love she has for these characters and this series is so real you feel as if you are part of this amazing carnival family and these people’s lives. 

5 STAMPS










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Wednesday, 11 May 2022

**5 STAR REVIEW** ON THE EDGE by Aleatha Romig

 

Release Date: May 11


From New York Times best-selling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone new-adult, romantic thriller where love is new, and monsters lurk in expensive suits behind million-dollar smiles. 

 

Woodland Cliffs Country Club is the crown jewel of the small Monterey-area seaside town. It’s comfortable stomping grounds for those born to money and opportunity. With the club’s esteemed members from near and far, it’s not unusual to spot celebrities, business tycoons, or those with even more power. 

 

It isn’t the glamour or intrigue that attracts Rae Watson to seek a summer job at the Cliffs. As a struggling college student, she simply wants to earn money for her senior year at the university and concentrate on classes. 

 

When Rae’s friend helps secure her summer employment at the Cliffs, Rae willingly accepts. She quickly learns there’s more to the Cliffs, particularly the hidden world of those the country club employs. 

 

The lives of the elite and those who serve them are worlds apart. 

 

What will that mean for Rae and the handsome blue-eyed college student who makes her swoon? 

 

Will she discover the secrets purged from the high cliffs, waiting to be found on the rocky shores, or will she find herself on the edge?


Have you been Aleatha’d?  

*ON THE EDGE is a small town, friends-to-lovers, romantic thriller, stand-alone novel.

*Fans of Downton Abbey are raving about this modern-day version, in ON THE EDGE.

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On The Edge is a standalone, new adult, romantic thriller from Aleatha Romig and thriller it was!

This book does not disappoint, and as usual Aleatha Romig delivers in every way you have come to know and love her books.

The way your interest is solely on each page you read, devouring it like it was your last meal is the sign of a great writer and someone who knows how to captivate her audience and to keep them guessing until the next chapter. This book delivers in so many ways, you are kept interested and literally sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to see what is on the next page and what will happen to the characters.

There was more than one occasion I cursed at my kindle and had the perpetual furrowed brows trying to figure out the next move but that is what I have come to expect from this author’s writing, she has that ability to get you trying to figure things out yourself until she decides to reveal everything.

I loved reading this story, the characters are great, and you were never bored with them or thinking, OMG seriously! it was dare I say real!

The story is captivating and suspenseful and will keep you reading until the end.

I am normally used to a HEA ending in most books I read, however, with this one, I could have seen a second book come out of the ending, it was one of those endings that left you wondering what was next for these characters but I suppose that is where your imagination comes in, the way the ending was you can make up in your own mind how you want these people to carry on.

I would recommend this book without hesitation.

5 STAMPS





Meet Aleatha Romig
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Tuesday, 5 April 2022

***5 STAR REVIEW*** GOLD LUST by Aleatha Romig

 

Release Date: April 5


Sexy, mysterious, with secrets hiding in the darkest of shadows, Donovan Sherman has stopped at nothing to achieve success. No one was immune.

One snowy night, his world and his life changed when he found Julia McGrath at the side of the road.
Finders keepers.
With Julia’s happiness as his new goal, he must keep his past hidden. Unfortunately, the casualties he’s left in his wake are back to threaten the life and love he never thought he’d have.
Will Donovan’s sins destroy their future?
Can Julia navigate the unfamiliar landscape where lust is more precious than gold?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new age-gap, family saga, chance meeting, contemporary romantic-suspense novel in the world of high finance, where success is sweet and revenge is sweeter. 

Have you been Aleatha’d?

*GOLD LUST is a full-length novel and book three of the Sin Series that began with RED SIN, continued with GREEN ENVY and GOLD LUST, and will conclude with BLACK KNIGHT.

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Gold Lust by Aleatha Romig is the 3rd book in the Sin Series, and I have no doubts you will all be anxious to read this book giving how book 2 ended.

This book carries on from where you end in the Green Envy book, and it never misses a beat.  Your heart is basically beating out of your chest in the first few chapters while trying to get to grips of what you are reading and taking everything in and your mind doing tricks on you trying to think what will happen next, where will Aleatha take these characters.  It truly is a mind trip!

This book is not only full of twists and turns but OMG the steam heats up more than I have read in her other books, it is like Aleatha has turned the thermostat to full blast while reading this book, my internal thermostat was hot, hot, hot. 

Van & Julie have such an intricate story and you think while reading this book you are getting a bit more of whole these people are, what are their secrets, strengths, weaknesses and yes you get an insight into some of their lives but it is never enough, you do want this couple to have a HEA but you know there is still somethings that need to be answers, still some hidden aspects of this story still to come out.

You are so hooked on this book and everything that is going on within the pages that you really do feel the effects of loss when you finish because you know you will have to wait a wee while for the next book to see how these two are doing and what will come next for them.

5 STAMPS


 


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Meet Aleatha Romig
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Thursday, 27 January 2022

*** NEW RELEASE AND REVIEW *** HAULING ASHE by L.B. Dunbar


 

Blurb:

Tucker Ashford has forgotten who he was. The former rock star – Tucker Ashe – turned social media sensation knows exactly where life took a U-turn. Problem is, he’s convinced it’s too late to circle back. When he needs a ride from Chicago to California for his daughter’s wedding, an eight-state journey with a quirky woman is more than he bargained for, but quite possibly the chance he needs to rewind time. 

Mae Fox is ready to discover who she is. After two decades of marriage (gone wrong), motherhood (still going), and a not-so-small business (going quite well), she’s looking for the adventure of a lifetime – alone. However, her well-planned escape of come-what-may down the Mother Road is slightly detoured when she’s asked to haul a grumpy silver fox across the country. 

The highway is a melody of cheesy sight-seeing stops, nostalgic locations, and a playlist that rocks as two lonely hearts take a road trip down the path of second chances and the possibility of love over forty.

  Trope: later in life romance; second chance romance; road trip romance; travel; dating after loss; dating after divorce

What to expect:

*Grumpy silver fox

*Ray of sunshine

*Cross country shenanigans

*Second chance

*Love over 40

 

Hauling Ashe is the story of two people who regret decisions they made in their past.  Mae Fox gave up many of her dreams to: help her husband advance, take care of her two sons, and concentrate, primarily on being a good wife and mother.  The only thing she did for herself was start her florist shop; even that she needed help from her in-laws.  This was her life until she found out she was a fool in many ways, including catching her husband cheating.

 Tucker Ashe put his life on hold too.  He had dreams of being a rock star.  He loved music; both performing and writing it.  Then his grandfather called him home with a life changing request that he felt obligated to honor.  Now a widower, he has a successful business that he sinks every hour of the day into.  What is this man hiding that makes him so angry?  That is only one of the many questions that Mae wants to know. 

I can relate to Dunbar’s stories.  She is writing about an over forty crowd.  There are many things within Hauling Ashe with which I can share and understand. I appreciate the characters and their decisions.  I understand why they keep a part of their thoughts and dreams hidden from others.  I can feel their pain and joy.

Hauling Ashe has everything I love in a romance including the road trip.  There is a “meet cute” that sets the tone for an enemies to lovers romance.  Mae is down in the dumps and rethinking her life decisions.  She is on the road literally (Route 66) to rediscover herself.  She wants to experience Route 66 as it was before the big freeways bypassed all the quirky little towns and sights.   Her family is concerned because she is taking this trip alone, so her sister finagles her into taking Tucker Ashe with her. 

Ashe needs to get to California for his daughter’s wedding and father of the bride obligations, but he doesn’t fly.  His car service cancels at the last minute which puts him in the situation that he must accept this ride with Mae who he doesn’t like from the start.  As unacceptable as this is to Ashe and Mae, he can’t let his daughter down. 

From the tension and anger in the beginning to the point where they begin to understand each other to the romance is a beautiful journey.  I love how they gradually reveal their secrets and see the heart and soul of each other as they travel Route 66.  Ashe wants to get where he’s going, and Mae wants to stop at the many historic locations along the way.  She doesn’t bend often, and Ashe begins to see the benefits of the trip.  I love remembering some of our family trips across country on Route 66.  I recognize many of her stops, even though I was a young girl as I traveled this historical route. 

Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed Hauling Ashe.  I loved both main characters and their journey in the car, and their reflections on the decisions made in the past.  I highly recommend this series.

 5 STARS