Friday, February 27, 2015

INTERVIEW with Author Dawn Marie Hamilton

Welcome Author Dawn Marie Hamilton…..
I have read all of your books and am excited to share your writing with the world. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, tea or wine and join us.

How did you come up with the idea for Just Beyond the Garden Gate, A Highland Gardens Series?
During my corporate career, I often traveled alone and spent evenings reading romances. One of my preferred genres was historical time travel. While visiting Brussels on a business trip, I spotted a billboard with a hunky, kilted Highlander advertising whisky. I thought it would be fun to write a story about a burned out business consultant traveling back in time and meeting her dream Highlander. The idea floated around in the back of my mind for many years before I decided to seriously attempt to write the novel. It required a lot of research and was a ton of fun to write.

This series involves Scotland have you ever been there?

I’m of Scottish descent so I’ve always been fascinated by everything Scottish. I visited Scotland during college and fell in love with the place. That was a long time ago and I’m hoping to go back soon. In the meantime, I get my Scottish fix by attending Highland Games and festivals. I have especially enjoyed the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of the Scottish Clans in North Carolina. And, I will be in the Celtic author’s tent, signing books, at the 2015 Frederick Celtic festival in Maryland in May.

What draws you to using time travel in your books?

The idea of traveling back in time fascinates me. I’ve always been intrigued by history and would love the opportunity to see how the peoples of different times and places really lived. One of my favorite movies is Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. I also really enjoyed Kate & Leopold with the very sexy Hugh Jackman and Meg Ryan. Both time travel movies.

Did you always know you wanted to write?

Yes and no. I jotted ramblings in a journal as a pre-teen and wrote short stories in high school. I contemplated majoring in journalism in college, but my math scores were much higher than my English. Parental pressure directed me toward computer science instead. Turns out, I ended up writing computer manuals and courseware during one point of my corporate career.

When did you start writing?

I started researching for Just Beyond the Garden Gate, my debut novel, about twelve years ago. It wasn’t until the first draft was complete that I learned there were rules involved in writing a romance novel. I joined RWA (Romance Writers of America) and a local chapter and started taking on-line workshops. I joined a critique group and rewrote the story about three times before it was ready to share with my editor.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Let me first say that the hardest part in the writing process for me is getting the beginning the way I want it. I usually rework the beginning multiple times before passing a story on to my critique partners. Most of my stories are not written sequentially. I often get ideas for scenes and then need to figure out how to fit them together. Sometimes, I write the beginning and the end, and then the middle. My favorite part of the writing process is editing—working on getting the words right.

Do you have a writing schedule?

Here is another yes and no answer. I try to only write weekdays and spend weekends spending quality time with my husband, but sometimes the words are flowing and I need to get them out of my head before I forget them. I set daily goals, but sometimes the process of publishing and marketing gets in the way and throws my word-count productivity out the window. I strive for balance, but I haven’t quite mastered it yet.

What's the best thing about writing?

I think some famous author once said this, but can’t remember who. Anyhow, the best part of writing is having written. It feels fabulous to write ‘the end’ on a new novel and then go back and read the story as if I didn’t write it.

What's the worst thing about writing?

The dreaded writer’s block. It doesn’t happen to me often. When it does, I go into total procrastination mode and need to rein myself in.

How much time is spent researching in comparison to actually writing?

It really depends on the series/novels. A substantial amount of Scottish historical research was done for the first book in the Highland Gardens series, Just Beyond the Garden Gate. Probably about 50% of the overall development and writing time. Fortunately, much of that research carries through to the rest of the books with only a minor amount of fact-finding required at each writing. On the other end of the spectrum, Sea Panther, the first book in the Crimson Storm series, also took a considerable amount of research. Again, probably about 50% of the overall development and writing time. Florida panthers, Voodoo/Hoodoo, the Bermuda Triangle, the Jacobite rising of 1715, Jamaica history, and pirates were some of the topics researched. Each book in the series will be very different and will each require a considerable amount of research. Therefore each book will take longer than average to develop, write, and reach market.

How do you keep your characters separate when you write more than one series?

Each character has a different personality and they each have a dedicated index card containing their physical attributes and idiosyncrasies, which are used during writing. However, sometimes it is difficult not to use the wrong name when working on two books at the same time. I accidently used Robert instead of Patrick in Just Beyond the Garden Gate. Luckily, we caught the mistake in second round edits.

What do you like to read?

Romance. My favorite genres are historical time travel, regency, and paranormal.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

R Ward, J T Geissinger, Jessica Andersen, Eloise James, Lynn Kurland, Terry Spear—just to name a few. I could go on and on.

What are your favorite things to do?

I have more hobbies than time. When not writing or doing writing related things, I like to camp, hike, bicycle, and canoe with my husband. I love to garden and was a master gardener in a previous life. Enjoy cooking and baking. And, of course, love to read.

Any advice for someone who wants to write a novel?

Join writers groups. Find critique partners. Dare to dream.

Thank you Dawn Marie for spending some of your valuable writing time with us. I look forward to your next book "Just Wait for Me (Coming Summer  2015)".

~ About The Author ~ Dawn Marie Hamilton

Dawn Marie Hamilton dares you to dream. She is a 2013 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist who pens Scottish-inspired fantasy and paranormal romance. Some of her tales are rife with mischief-making faeries, brownies, and other fae creatures. More tormented souls-shape shifters, vampires, and maybe a zombie or two-stalk across the pages of other stories. She is a member of The Golden Network, Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, Celtic Hearts, and From the Heart chapters of RWA. When not writing, she's cooking, gardening, or paddling local creeks with her husband.

Enamored with everything Scottish, it's no surprise Scotland is the setting—along with the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina—for Highland Gardens, a Scottish historical time-travel fantasy romance series.

As a member of Clan Hamilton Society, Dawn Marie enjoys attending the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of the Scottish Clans, which take place near Highland Gardens's fictitious town of Anderson Creek, North Carolina.

A Jersey girl at heart, Dawn Marie lives in Southern Maryland with her husband.

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Highland Gardens series:

The Scottish Highlands—a place where faeries and brownies and other fae creatures dance through time. On occasion, so do mere mortals. This is the setting for HIGHLAND GARDENS, a time-travel romance series spiced with scheming faeries and one incredibly mischievous brownie. Journey from the lush gardens of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the Scottish Highlands of the early sixteenth century.

Book 1: Just Beyond the Garden Gate

Determined to regain her royal status, a banished faerie princess accepts a challenge from the High-Queen of the Fae to unite an unlikely couple while the clan brownie attempts to thwart her.

Passion ignites when a faerie-shove propels burned-out business consultant Laurie Bernard through the garden gate, back through time, and into the embrace of Patrick MacLachlan. The arrogant clan chief doesn’t know what to make of the lass in his arms, especially when he recognizes the brooch she wears as the one his stepmother wore when she and his father disappeared.

With the fae interfering at every opportunity, the couple must learn to trust one another while they battle an enemy clan, expose a traitor within their midst and discover the true fate of the missing parents. Can they learn the most important truth—love transcends time?

** Read my review of Dawn Marie Hamilton's Just Beyond the Garden Gate at my blog 

Book 2: Just Once in a Very Blue Moon

What happens when a twenty-first century business executive is expected to fulfill a prophecy given at the birth of a sixteenth-century seer? Of course, he must raise his sword in her defense.

Believing women only want him for his wealth, Finn MacIntyre doesn't trust any woman to love him. When, during Scottish Highland games, faerie magic sends him back in time to avenge the brutal abduction of his time-traveling cousin, he learns he's the subject of a fae prophecy.

Elspeth MacLachlan, the beloved clan seer, is betrothed to a man she dislikes and dreams of the man prophesized at her birth, only to find him in the most unexpected place—facedown in the mud.

With the help of fae allies, they must overcome the treachery set to destroy them to claim a love that transcends time.

** Read my review of Dawn Marie Hamilton's Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon at my blog

Book 2.5: Just in Time for a Highland Christmas (novella)

Can a determined brownie craft a perfect match in time for Christmas?

When the Chief of Clan MacLachlan travels to the stronghold of his feuding neighbors to fetch his betrothed, she is gone. A year later, she is still missing. Making life more vexing, a band of reivers are stealing clan cattle, leaving behind destruction. Archibald MacLachlan determines to capture them and administer harsh punishment.

Though once in love with the man, Isobell Lamont refuses to wed her clan's enemy. After running away, she joins the band of reivers set on revenge.

Can Archibald forgive the raven-haired beauty? Will a journey through time bring them together for a Highland Christmas?

** Read my review of Dawn Marie Hamilton's Just in Time for a Highland Christmas at my blog

Book 3: Just Wait for Me (Coming Summer  2015)

In the chaotic aftermath of the battle of Flodden, an injured Highland warrior makes a bargain with a twenty-first century lass cast back in time by a meddling, matchmaking faerie. Stephen MacEwen promises that if the lass will help him get home, he'll find a way to send her forward to her own time. But is that a promise he'll want to keep after finding love in Jillian O'Donnell's arms? And after saving Stephen's life, will Jillian want to go?

Crimson Storm series:

Book 1: Sea Panther

After evading arrest for Jacobite activities, Scottish nobleman Robert MacLachlan turns privateer. A Caribbean Voodoo priestess curses him to an eternal existence as a vampire shifter torn between the dual natures of a Florida panther and an immortal blood-thirsting man. For centuries, he seeks to reverse the black magic whilst maintaining his honor. Cruising the twenty-first century Atlantic, he becomes shorthanded to sail his 90-foot yacht, Sea Panther. The last thing he wants is a female crewmember and the call of her blood.

Although she swore never to sail again after her father died in a sailing accident, Kimberly Scot answers the captain's crew wanted ad to escape a hit man. She's lost everything, her fiancé, her job, and most of her money, along with money belonging to her ex-clients. A taste of Kimberly's blood convinces Robert she is the one woman who can claim the panther's heart. To break the curse, they travel back in time to where it all began—Jamaica 1715.

** Read my review of Dawn Marie Hamilton's Sea Panther at my blog 

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Blog Tour ~ The Bristol Island Tales by Elizabeth Finn

Title: The Fight for Us & Inappropriate
Series: Bristol Island Tales
Author: Elizabeth Finn
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
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The Fight for Us:

When Isaiah moves his teenage daughter Natalie to a new town, there is little doubt he’s running away from the past. But what should have been a fresh start for them ends up fraught with pain and heartache when Natalie becomes the victim of intense bullying at her new school.
When Joss is called to a meeting with the high school principal to discuss her daughter Harper’s involvement in the bullying of a new student, she’s shocked to say the least. Her daughter can’t possibly be that child.

It’s a rocky start for Joss and Isaiah as they try to set their daughters on the right path. But there is more to Joss’s and Isaiah’s connection than just two teenage girls. Joss’s and Isaiah’s attraction to one another is undeniable, regardless of their fractious start. But his soul is broken, and as much as he’s drawn to her, he’s equally terrified of what that means.

Is Isaiah strong enough to let her get close to him?

Life sometimes forces you to make those choices whether you’re ready to or not. And when Joss’s life is turned upside down, Isaiah has to decide if he’s ready to leave his past behind and live again, or if he’s going to watch what he’s come to care so much for slip away. Isaiah’s fight is profound. Joss’s is too. And their strength to withstand it all is brutally tested.

Sometimes the willingness to fight for another is all a person has left to give. And sometimes the fight is the most important gift of all.

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Cohen is a man apart on Bristol Island—an outcast loved by all but separated by his position within the community. Dylan is the newest resident in town, but she arrives with a dark secret and a desire to keep it buried.

But when burning attraction is thrown into the mix, his job and her secrets are quickly forgotten—that is until one impetuous decision renders a relationship off-limits, unethical, and utterly inappropriate.

Living next door to one another on the island’s isolated peninsula guarantees their paths will cross time and time again. With fate tempting Cohen to ignore his conscience and, for the first time in his life, gamble with the rules, will he risk everything for Dylan?

And what happens when Dylan’s past suddenly catches up to her? Will she find the strength to bare her soul to him? Or will she let her secrets take them both down?

Sometimes the inappropriate relationship is the most appropriate of them all.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Finn is a multi-published contemporary romance author. Her passion is creating stories packed full of believable conflicts, characters who leave you rooting for them, and romance that might just short-circuit your e-reader. She likes her characters flawed, but they always find the best part of themselves on their journey. And her readers find themselves devoted to her honest and heartfelt voice.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Blog Barrage ARC Review Craved by an Alpha by Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton's Craved by an Alpha Blog Barrage
Craved by an Alpha, the fifth book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heatonís hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, sheís holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website and sharing sneak peeks of the book.
Find out how to enter the Craved by an Alpha international giveaway (ends February 8th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 5 chapter sample of the novel:

Here's more about Craved by an Alpha, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.
Craved by an Alpha
Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he's free of a role he never wanted one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.
Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he's worked towards in the five long years they've been apart.
Eloise has travelled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride's true alpha. Desperate to fulfill a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.
Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?
Craved by an Alpha is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at:


Cavanaugh looked up through the trees, checking the light level. It had taken most of the day to find a vehicle, purchase all the equipment they needed, and drive the seven hours up the track. In just over an hour, it would be dark. They would have to stop and make camp. Near to the river would be the best place to set up the small tent he had purchased and start a fire, but also the most dangerous. Countless predators made the forest their home, big cats among them, and many of them hunted along the water where their prey would come to drink.
He could smell them in the area. Tigers. Leopards. Even clouded leopards. None of them would take well to him and Eloise being in their territory. The tigers were the biggest threat. They had been known to take human prey in the past, when times had been tough for them, and had spread their territory far and wide, even up to altitude in places, clashing with the territory of the snow leopards.
The trail ended two miles deeper into the forest, at a large pool that glittered at the base of a short waterfall. This was as far as the locals went, coming here to try their luck fishing. He had met a few once, years ago, on his way down from the mountain. They hadnít seemed surprised to see someone coming from a direction where nature prevailed and no humans ventured. He suspected that the legends the locals believed in were based on his pride and those legends were woven deep into their traditions and religion. They had known what he was, but they respected him and his kind.
Eloise distracted him from his memories by clambering up the enormous boulders that formed a wall ahead of him. He stared at her backside, cupped tightly in her trekking trousers. He might have purchased a size smaller than he should have, but he had known she wouldnít dare complain about how tight and revealing they were. It was the first time he felt that being an alpha was a perk, not a punishment.
She leaped to another boulder and scaled the next one with ease.
Snow leopard shifters were agile climbers in both of their forms, and he had always loved climbing with her, scaling the dangerous mountains that surrounded the village in the hidden valley high above this forest. There were ledges on the mountains that offered the most incredible and breathtaking views across the Himalayas.
Her boot slipped and he was behind her in a single leap, his hands pressed against her backside to stop her from falling. She gasped and turned wide honey-coloured eyes on him, a blush climbing her cheeks before she recovered and stole her body from his grasp, ruining the moment. She hauled herself back towards the rocks and up them, away from his hands.
Hands that ached to touch her again, to explore every inch of her at his leisure, together with his lips.
ìDamned new boots,î she muttered and was more careful as she clambered up the rocks, placing each foot with caution.
When she had reached the top, she looked back down at him. He grinned and ascended the treacherous rocks in a few leaps, using his superior strength and agility to make easy work of it. She huffed under her breath and stalked on ahead of him, evidently not impressed by his display of manliness.
Cavanaugh shrugged and followed her, his senses split between her and their surroundings now that they were heading deeper into the forest, away from the farmland and the humans.
He closed the distance between them as the terrain turned hilly, the ascents and descents steep and muddy, making it tough going as they continued to track the river through the forest covering the valley. He helped her as much as she would let him, growing increasingly frustrated whenever she refused to accept his assistance. Back in the day, she had never hesitated to take his hand when he had offered it or his help whenever she had slipped. Was it because she could only see him as her prideís alpha now?
He wasnít that male, not when he was with her.
He was just Cavanaugh.
The air grew humid as they followed the river. The evening light danced across its rippling surface, making it look like liquid gold. He drew in a deep breath, catching the scents of the animals and all the different plants and trees, refreshing his memory of this place he had called home for a century.
It was beautiful, but tarnished now.
His reason for being here, and everything that had happened, had ruined it for him, stealing something away from the stunning scenery. The mountains called to him, rising high above the forest that surrounded him, their snow-capped peaks piercing the golden sky, but he no longer felt the deep need to answer that call, to rush up to their pinnacles and see the world as they did.
He was happier down here, in the forest.
Truthfully, he was happier miles away from this place that no longer felt like his home.
Eloise looked back at him, the sight of her soothing him and chasing away his heavy thoughts.
The forest drew back from the river ahead of them, leaving a wide earth bank on their side that gave way to pebbles and then rounded stones by the water.
ìWe can camp ahead.î Cavanaugh scanned the forest with his senses. ìIíve camped here a few times.î
It smelled different now though. The territories of the cats that made this area their home had shifted.
Movement across the river caught his eye and his gaze snapped there, his senses on high alert. A small leopard cat broke cover, spotted him and dashed back into the scrub. They werenít much bigger than a domestic cat and were definitely not a threat to him and Eloise.
She set her backpack down in the middle of the dirt bank and rubbed her shoulders. He would do that for her if she asked. Gods, he would do it for her if she didnít ask. He would do anything to get his hands back on her and break down the damned wall that stood between them. He dumped his backpack and stretched, a sliver of pleasure flowing through him as he loosened up. He wasnít looking forward to the ascent ahead of him, not with so much gear. He would have to stash most of it somewhere rather than trying to carry it up the mountain path.
His gaze drifted along the wide slow river, hopping from boulder to boulder that dotted the water, and then up over the trees to the mountains in the distance ahead of him.
He was running out of time.
There had to be a way to get Eloise to look at him and see him as the man she had known all her life, the one who belonged to her if she would have him, and not her alpha.
He sighed and set the tent up as he pondered that, and then left her to handle the fire as he looked at the river. It had been a hard trek and he needed to wash up before settling down to a delicious meal of protein bars. The crystal clear water was just too inviting to resist.
He wanted to cool off with a swim.
If all went to plan, Eloise would join him.

Craved by an Alpha is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.

Find all the links, a fantastic 5 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website:

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~ My Review 5 STARS ~~~~~~~~~~~

I first meet Cavanaugh when I reviewed Felicity Heaton’s “Hunted by a Jaguar” and I knew immediately that I wanted to know more about him. There was something about him being quiet, ferocious and standoffish that seemed to call to me. I wanted his story and I just knew it had to be about a women. This book did not disappoint me in fact it went far above my expectations.

His fated mate, Eloise is shown as someone who loves Cavanaugh but knows her place in the pride. Her character is refreshing because even though she is beta she is portrayed with strong character strength, which is very appealing for readers. This book shows her struggle with loving him and her willingness to put the pack first then walk away because betas can’t mate alphas.

This book is written from Cavanaugh’s perspective and I really enjoy how his mind works through problems and his struggle to do the right thing and claim his fated mate.

The author includes some additional excitement in the storyline with a cruel alpha that is now in charge of Cavanaugh’s pride. The fight’s scenes are written well and the description of it is sure to pull you in like it did me.

I give this book 5 hearts.

An ARC copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion

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Character List~~ Click Here

My Review of the Series

Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince ~~~ Not Reviewed

Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King ~~~ Not Reviewed

Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince ~~~ Not Reviewed

Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar ~~~ My Review

Book 5: Craved by an Alpha ~~~ My Review

Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat ~~~ My Review
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon ~~~ My Review
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin ~~~ My Review
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior ~~~ My Review
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness ~~~ My Review

Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death ~~~ My ReviewAuthor Bio

Felicity Heaton
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If youíre looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places: | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | GoodReads | Amazon
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: Adventurous Me ~ You, Me and Us Series by Deanndra Hall

Adventurous Me, Book 1

~ Genre ~ Contemporary romance, Erotica, BDSM

~ Audience ~ 18+

~ Blurb ~

"Boring? Tiresome? Predictable? We'll see about that."

When Trish's husband of almost 30 years announces that he's leaving her because she's "boring," she sets out to find an adventure. Her attempt to drink her heartbreak away drops her onto a handsome gentleman who invites her to have an adventure, and Trish can't help but say yes.

She embarks on that adventure, but her path keeps crossing with that of another - Clint Winstead, a Dominant at the club, Bliss, and the one person in the place who seems to despise her. And that's fine with Trish. After all, there are plenty of other Doms there who want to play.

But when an annual event at the club throws Trish and Clint together for two weeks, both of them are horrified, not by the pairing, but by the feelings they're trying hard to deny. As the time passes, it's harder and harder to deny what they know is true - that is, until one nearly-tragic incident that almost changes both their lives irreparably. And when Trish realizes that continuing on with her commitment could cost her the ultimate - her life - she knows that it has to end. But does it?

Trish is the queen of second chances. But this second chance might just come at a price too high to pay. A little adventure is a good thing, but perhaps she's gotten far more adventure than she can handle.

WARNING: This book contains explicit sexual situations and BDSM themes. It is not suitable for readers under the age of 18. Reader discretion is advised.

~ My Review 4 to 5 STARS ~~~~~~~~~~~

Trish and Clint the main characters in this book along with the secondary characters of Dave, Steffan and Sheila create a believable storyline of broken hearts, forgiveness, moving on and love. This book evolves around the club called Bliss so there is lots of very erotic scene playing but for me I loved the interwoven story of Trish and Clint.

I know several women who have been in the same position Trish was in and the author did a sound job with her presentation of this situation. I love how she built Trish’s character from the devastating moment that her husband shattered her world to the moment that she honored herself and walked away from a possible new love and a damaging situation.

Clint struggles with his past and moving forward into a relationship with Trish. As I read this story I knew that I would like Clint right away but there is a part in the book when he does something that should make me hate him and all I could think of is my heart hurts because he is so broken.

This author is gifted in the area of showing broken people with inner strength in her storyline. She shows how it is possible for even in the brokenness to be of strong character. I recommend that you read this book and move to the next of the series Unforgettable You.

I rate this book 4 Hearts for the read and 5 Hearts for the heat factor.

A copy was gifted in exchange for an honest review via DRC Promotions

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~ About The Author ~

For as long as I can remember, I've been a writer . . .

and it has served me well. I wrote for local publications, wrote marketing and advertising materials, wrote for academic publications, and eventually grew jaded with the writing profession as I often watched others take credit for my hard work. I retreated into the world of 3-D art in the fiber and textile mediums and hid out in a world of colors and textures. But, truth is, there was always a story or two in my head. It wasn't until Nikki and I met in my imagination that I decided it was time to let those stories out, and I'm glad I did. My readers now get to enjoy the fruits of my imagination and, believe me, it runs wild!

On the personal side, I've been happily married to my lover and best friend for over thirty years, and I have two wonderful adult kids who've blessed me with two excellent choices of life partners. When I'm not writing, I'm playing with my three crazy little dogs, hiking in a local recreation area, kayaking, working out at the gym, tending my herbs, cooking, or doing some kind of research.
But I'd really rather be writing!

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