Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Spotlight, Excerpt &#Giveaway: Deadly Testimony by Piper J. Drake

Posted May 10, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 0 Comments

Kyle Yuen’s life is in danger and Lizzy Scott will stop at nothing to protect him. He’s arrogant, annoying and completely irresistible. They’ll risk it all to keep each other safe even if it means walking away when the danger has passed. Fans of Marie Force’s Fatal series or Laura Kaye’s Hard As It Gets, will love this romantic suspense series from Piper J. Drake and Carina Press. 

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Title:
Deadly Testimony
Author(s): Piper J. Drake
Series: Safeguard #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: May 9, 2016
Format: eBook, 213 pages

Book Description:

The stakes have never been higher as an elite team member must outwit a dangerous killer and save the man she’s sworn to protect. The second installment of the exhilarating Safeguard series from Piper J. Drake.

Kyle Yeun didn’t start out bad and he doesn’t intend to end his life while on the wrong side of the law, either. His testimony to his former employer’s environmental misdeeds has earned him a protection detail compliments of the US government. But due to a dark international conspiracy Kyle was unaware of, his former employers have made ending his life a top priority. Realizing he needs more protection than the US Marshals can provide, he turns to Safeguard after seeing the beautiful, deadly Lizzy Scott in action.

One look at Kyle, and sniper Lizzy Scott knows this isn’t going to be an easy protection job. He’s arrogant, irritating and almost irresistible. Instead of being put off by her hardened attitude, Kyle seems to thrive off the challenge. And she’s slowly giving in to his charms.

After narrowly escaping the latest assassination attempt, Lizzy starts taking dangerous risks to keep him safe. But the last thing Kyle wants is another life ruined because of his actions. He found his redemption in Lizzy’s arms and he’ll risk everything to make sure they both make it out alive. As will she, even if it means walking away from him to keep him safe.

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Excerpt

She stepped forward inside his guard and put her left foot behind his right. Seeing her coming forward, he instinctively tried to step back and get his guard back up.

Nope.

She caught his ankle in an ashi harai, driving him backward and down toward where he expected his foot to be bracing his back-step. Tall as he was, he relied on his solid stance to keep his footing too much.

Instead, she threw her right arm up between the two of them and quickly swung it around in an exterior loop to place his still-retracting arm into an under armpit lock. He lost his balance and toppled, taking her with him. Which was fine.

She landed heavily on top of him, forcing grunts out of the both of them. Somehow, she wasn’t even going to mind the bruises. This was more fun than she’d had in a while.

“Minx.” He was breathless now and still a little stunned.

The clothes around her throat tightened as his left hand took hold, and he pivoted his hips under her. Throwing his left leg up, she found herself in the beginning of a triangle hold.

Really?

She got her feet under her and heaved herself—and him—up until she was half-standing and slammed him back on the ground. He loosened his hold. Pivoting to her right, she released his right arm so she could get into position to secure an arm bar on his left.

Before she could manage it, he rotated on top of her. “No you don’t.”

She half snarled, half giggled. “Yes, I do.”

And she blocked his right knee with her leg, raising her hips, placing the ball of her right foot on the ground near his other knee and pushing with her right. As he came off the floor, she pulled him to the left to continue the momentum of the roll…

…and landed on top of him.

He chuckled and repeated the move right back on her, rolling them even farther until they both hit the wall, laughing.

She buried her fingers into his hair and his hands gripped the back of her neck.

They met in a kiss, hard and hot and so incredibly good. If she’d been breathing hard before, she lost everything in that kiss.

Suddenly, she didn’t care about anything but his body against hers. He wasn’t her client anymore and she wasn’t on contract. This was between them, person to person. They were safe enough for an indulgence, here and now, later they might not be. They twisted and rolled, and he was under her again as she straddled him. His hands roamed over her as she had her way with his mouth.

She let him up for air for a second as she decided whether she wanted to lick his pulse or nip at his collarbone.

Kyle’s voice rolled over her, husky and dark, sending delicious shivers down her spine. “Let’s get rid of the pants.”

About Piper J. Drake

Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has recently received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.

Now, PJ is exploring the complexity of romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.

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Review: Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye

Posted November 20, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 6 Comments

Review: Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye
Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #3
Genres: Military, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Suspense
Published by Avon Books on November 25, 2014
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss

Also in this series: Hard As It Gets, Hard As You Can, Hard To Hold On To
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Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Caught between desire and loyalty…

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.

When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.

As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…


Reviewed by Lynn:

Derek “Marz” DiMarzio is a man who doesn’t let his limitations stop him. Emilie Garza needs some computer help when she finds it’s sitting right next to her. This is one more of the Hard Ink series that was hard to put down. It’s a great addition to a great series.

This is one of those stories that shows how soldiers come home different from when they left. They can return both physically and mentally changed. But one thing that doesn’t change is that they still need our love, support, and even our strength. And sometimes we have to be strong because we just don’t have the credentials to give them the help they need and that’s where our love comes in – we can help find them the person/people who can help them. “It takes a village” comes to mind.

I think you would be all right in reading this as a stand-alone but if you want to understand this group, and the women that love them, I would read this series in order. But you’re lucky because this is only the third book in the series so you don’t have that many to read in order to catch up. And if you stop over to Laura’s web site, http://laurakayeauthor.com/extras/, you can find out which of Hard Ink guys would be your perfect boyfriend.

Our author is great in adding in some life lessons. The reader doesn’t really know that this is what she’s doing because they’re just enjoying the experience of getting to know some military men who’ve had some rough times. Marz is a man who is willing to stand by his convictions – he stands behind his beliefs no matter what. What I love about the suspense and mystery is that I can never figure anything out. This is what has me reading right until the very end. I think if I could figure out things too early then I would lose interest. The author does include sex but it’s not all about getting hot and sweaty. It’s to show how much the characters care about each other. Words can be graphic but nothing that I would consider to be disgusting. And when you get to the end, please make sure to read the Acknowledgements – you will get the author’s take on writing this story.

Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) – Lynn’s Review

Hard As You Can (Hard Ink, #2) – Lynn’s Review

Hard to Hold on To (Hard Ink, #2.5)  – Lynn’s Review

Hard to Come By (Hard Ink, #3)  – November 2014

Hard to Be Good (Hard Ink, #3.5) – April 2015

Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink, #4) – June 2015

Hard as Steel (Hard Ink, #4.5) – September 2015

Review: The Midnight Society by Logan Patricks

Posted August 8, 2014 by Ginny in Reviews / 8 Comments
Review: The Midnight Society by Logan Patricks

Semblance by Logan Patricks Series: The Midnight Society Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Fiction, Mystery, Romantic Suspense Published by Strangecrow Books on December 23, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 300 Source: Amazon.com, Personal Copy Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Semblance  (Book 1 of the Midnight Society): Whoever said money couldn’t buy happiness has never starved a day in their lives. My name is Aria Valencia, a third year classical music student at the University, and I was down to my last dollar. Some nights, I seriously considered stripping at the Skin Bar just to make ends meet, but the thought of my dad’s spirit–God rest his soul–scowling at me while I shoved my breasts into some pervert’s face was enough to turn me off the idea completely. And then one night, chance came knocking on my door under the guise of the Midnight Society, a […]

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Book Spotlight: “Penumbra” by Logan Patricks

Book Spotlight: “Penumbra” by Logan Patricks

Penumbra by Logan Patricks Series: The Midnight Society #2 Genres: Erotic Romance, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller Published by Strangecrow Books on June 23, 2014 Pages: 316 Also in this series: Semblance Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Book Description:Book Summary: In one night, I lost everything: my hopes and dreams, my best friend, and Shadow’s heart. He told me he loved me, but it was just a lie. The Midnight Society has fallen, reduced to ashes by a monster–a person whom we all once trusted.  The betrayal has shattered our lives forever and Shadow, Lord of the Midnight Society, finds himself at a crossroad. One road leads him further down the path of vengeance, filled with unending violence and dead bodies. The other road leads to me. However, our path to happiness is paved with broken glass and razorblades, and at some point, one of us is going to fall. Welcome to the […]

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Review: Mine to Crave by Cynthia Eden

Posted March 24, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Mine to Crave  by Cynthia Eden

Mine to Crave by Cynthia Eden Series: Mine #4 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense Published by Self Published on March 10, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 280 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her dark and sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO CRAVE. HE TAKES WHAT HE WANTS. From the moment that billionaire casino owner Drake Archer sees Jasmine Bennett, he’s obsessed. Consumed by desire for the mysterious redhead, Drake will do anything necessary to claim her. Yet as desire rages between them, danger is stalking ever closer. Drake’s past isn’t dead, and the ex-Special Forces agent will soon have to face the ghosts he left behind. SHE’S HIDING SECRETS. Jasmine isn’t who she pretends to be. She’s a woman on a mission—and she’s supposed to be stealing secrets […]

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Review: Werewolf Sings the Blues by Jennifer Harlow

Posted March 4, 2014 by Ginny in Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Werewolf Sings the Blues by Jennifer Harlow

Werewolf Sings the Blues by Jennifer Harlow Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense Published by Midnight Ink on March 8, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 360 Source: NetGalley Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: If Vivian’s life had a soundtrack, every song would be the Blues  Pushin’ Thirty (Hard Life Takes Its Toll) Singer Going Nowhere Fast Mysterious Stalker Got a Hold on Me Bullets, Blood, and Fur Long Lost Werewolf Daddy Done Me Wrong Ain’t No Pack War Gonna Keep Me Down Love on the Run (feat. Sexy Jason) Melting in His Icy Eyes She’s No Good (Born Under a Bad Moon) Don’t Let Her Song Be Cut Short Livin’ La Vida Werewolf (Bonus Track) Fantastic Quote: It’s three thousand miles to Maryland, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a gram of coke in my pocket, […]

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Review: Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

Posted February 25, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye Series: Hard Ink #2 Genres: Contemporary, Military, Romantic Suspense Published by Avon Books on February 25, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: Edelweiss Also in this series: Hard As It Gets, Hard To Hold On To, Hard to Come By Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Five dishonored soldiers. Former Special Forces. One last mission. These are the men of Hard Ink. Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed. Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a […]

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Review: Shatter by Joan Swan

Posted December 23, 2013 by Ginny in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Shatter by Joan Swan

Shatter by Joan Swan Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense Published by Kensington Publishing on December 31, 2013 Format: eARC Pages: 352 Source: NetGalley Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: For seven years, Halina Beloi has been in hiding. But she’s never forgotten Mitch Foster, the long, lean man she had to leave behind. Until, that is, Mitch shows up with a list of questions and a 9mm in his hand. All Mitch knows is that Halina broke his heart and disappeared. But new information has surfaced implicating her as a player in the deadliest game of Mitch’s life. This time, he’s not letting go without answers. Now terror, danger and heat will fuse them together or shatter the future. . . Ginny’s Review: So I know it’s a good book when I was so thoroughly engrossed that I didn’t even make any […]

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Review: Battle-Tested Love by Lynda Bailey

Posted December 1, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews, Romantic Suspense / 0 Comments
Review: Battle-Tested Love by Lynda Bailey

Battle-Tested Love by Lynda Bailey Series: Battle for Love #2 Genres: Romantic Suspense Published by Self Published on September 11th, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 198 Source: Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: All she wanted was a little adventure… Darcy Williams is desperate for some relief from her ho-hum life, but getting kidnapped by an outrageously handsome man isn’t at all what she had in mind. She needs to keep it together long enough to escape. Because escape is what she wants, right? He’s a nice guy doing a bad thing for a really good reason… Ben Gallagher loves his baby sister, Ana, more than anything. So, when she’s date raped by the mayor’s nephew, Ben has no problem sending said nephew to the ER. Now Ana’s gone missing and Ben will stop at nothing, nothing, to find his […]

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Review: Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys

Posted November 29, 2013 by Ginny in Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys

Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys Series: Amoveo Legend #5 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 3, 2013 Format: eARC Pages: 320 Source: NetGalley, Publisher Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Tatiana Winters, from the Timber Wolf clan, is a spirited veterinarian who wants nothing to do with the Amoveo—the ancient race of shape-shifters who live secretly among humans. But when the Amoveo Prince’s horses fall sick, Tatiana reluctantly heads to his ranch to help. When she meets Dominic Trejada, a handsome warrior from the Tiger Clan, they instantly clash and sparks ignite. But when danger stalks near, they will have to find a way to trust each other if they want to stay alive. Great Quote: “Mate. That one word ran through his head over and over like an ancient mantra. This woman, the […]

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