Release Blitz and 5+ Star Review: The Queen and The Cure by Amy Harmon – The Bird and The Sword Chronicles – Book 2

The Queen And The Cure

The Bird And Sword Chronicles – Book 2

By Amy Harmon

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There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.

Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.

Michel’s Review

The Bird and the Sword Chronicles saga continues with the second release, The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon.   I was quickly drawn back to the land of Jeru and their journey into a new era.  This book can be read as a stand alone novel but I would highly recommend reading the first book in the series.  It gives the reader a richer and more in depth reading experience.

The gifted are no longer the outcasts of society.  They no longer have to live in fear.  Like most things change takes time.  It takes courage to take the first steps.  It takes courage to stand out among men.  Kjell of Jeru can walk into battle and defeat any enemy.  He’s fearless but accepting his gift as a healer is another story.  He has taken too many lives in the past without thought, how can a man of violence have the gift of healing.  And what is the cost of using this gift.  He no longer knows who he is or where his place among the new kingdom of Jeru is.  He may be the bastard son of the king but he is not royalty.

When Kjell is sent by his brother, King Zoltev, to finish off the birdmen, he doesn’t realize that this quest is more than a expedition for the king. It is his destiny.  When he saves a girl from death and takes her visions to heart, it is the beginning of a journey that will once again change the world as he knows it.

Without giving away any spoilers, this book is another epic tale that is more than a fantasy adventure.  Amy Harmon once again delivers a moving story that illuminates the human spirit. I could not put this book down.


The Bird and The Sword Chronicles

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The Bird And The Sword

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

By Amy Harmon

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Swallow, daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heaven or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive.

The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his only son to the sky.

My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free.

But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a little bird?




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Author_AmyHarmonAmy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in twelve countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written ten novels – the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest release, The Bird and The Sword will be released in the spring of 2016. She will release From Sand and Ash in October of 2016, via Lake Union Publishing.

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Release Blitz … 2017 FAVORITE… 5+ Star Review- Preppy Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T. M. Frazier


Preppy Part Three : The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater

King Series – Book 7

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Preppy, Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier

Release Date: April 26th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The bowtie is BACK!

Dre was just a beautiful stranger when Preppy saved her the first time around. Now, he has to save her again, but she’s no longer some stranger, she’s family, and he has no idea who or what he’s up against.

What he does know is that putting his family back together is the only acceptable outcome.

Preppy’s to-do list?


He’s alive…and he’s out for BLOOD.

Preppy Part Three is the third book and conclusion of Preppy and Dre’s story. It’s also the 7th book in the King Series, which should be read in order starting with KING & TYRANT.


Kevin had occasionally done something that reminded me of myself, but next to a DNA test, I still had no valid proof he was my brother. Nothing that connected us as family.

Until now.

“Dude, you’re creeping me out,” Kevin said, reaching for his shorts.

Before he could pull them back on I dropped the hose and bee-lined toward him, wrapping him in a bear hug. “You really are my brother.”

“Huh?” Kevin asked, standing as still as a statue.

“Shhhh…just let me love you.”

“What exactly is going on out here?” Dre asked from the porch, flipping on the light. I still didn’t let go.

“He’s my brother. I’m sure of it now,” I informed her.

“I have no idea what’s going on,” Kevin said, wiggling free from my grip.

“Oh yeah?” Dre asked, amusement in her sleepy tone. She yawned and cinched the sash of the sexy little robe she was wearing that showed off those amazing legs of hers. “How are you so sure?”

I stepped back and pointed down to Kevin’s massive cock. “Because of that!”

Dre’s sweet laughter filled the air. I picked up the hose again and started to spray Kevin down. “Shit man, that’s cold!” he shouted, dancing around in the grass. “And are you gonna fill me in on what exactly she’s laughing at?”

“That,” I informed him, spraying his crotch with water. “Because I just found more proof that we’re brothers than the fact that we think we both were shot out of the same cunt.” I grinned from ear to ear.

“Okay? And what’s that?” Kevin asked. I turned off the hose and Dre tossed him a towel.

I dropped my eyes to the huge slab of man meat between Kevin’s legs. “From the waist down we’re not just brothers, we’re fucking twinsies.”

“Uh, what the fuck, Preppy?” Kevin asked, putting his shorts back on.

“Quick,” I said. “Tell me something. How do you feel about pancakes?”

Kevin shivered. “Honestly, I’m more of a waffle kind of guy.”

Dre gasped.

I shut my eyes tightly, clenching my fists at my side. I cracked my neck and slowly turned to face him. I opened my eyes. “What the fuck did you just say to me, boy? You better start running.”

“Wait, what?” Kevin asked, taking a step back and tripping over the sprinkler. He stood up and bolted through the gate. I chased him through the field while Dre looked on and laughed.

“I take it all back! You’re not my brother!” I shouted, tackling him to the ground and sitting on his chest.

“What the fuck, Preppy?” Kevin asked, squirming under me.

“You and I need to have a serious fucking talk.” I leaned down until my nose was almost touching his. “About the abomination that is waffles.”



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Michel’s Review

It was a bittersweet moment when I opened Preppy Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T. M. Frazier.  I knew this was the final book in the King Series and I was going to have to say goodbye to one of my most beloved book characters of all time. Preppy, aka Samuel Clearwater, is a thief.  He stormed into the book world, jumped off the pages, and blatantly stole the readers hearts with no apologies or regret.  He was ruthless with his extreme optimism, odd sense of humor,  quirky fashion sense, unique code of ethics, and his unquestionable dedication to those he loved.  Was he a good guy? The general rules of society would say no.  He was a criminal, a killer, and psycho. But as we all know, the definitions of good and bad can be loosely interpreted. A person can possess both of those qualities, it’s all about how they portray and use those qualities that matter most.  Preppy was ruled by his pure heart.  He loved unconditionally. Receiving his love was like a ray of sunshine in the midst of a hurricane.  He died for those he loved.  He lived to make their world a better place ( by Preppy’s definitions of better).  He was the HEART of the King series.

As the rest of Preppy’s story unfolds, it is another wild ride in the gator infested waters. Preppy has become a true husband and father.  He’s discovered he has a younger brother by blood.  He’s catching up with the world that moved on while he was dead and is finally finding his place in that world.  He’s found himself again and now he’s the new and improved Preppy.  The new Preppy is a bit more cynical and a lot more dangerous. When unknown enemies try to harm his family, he’s going to do more than kill them.  He’s going to make them bleed one drop at a time and feed them to the gators.

It all begins with Dre being kidnapped and his brother Kevin surfacing.  He doesn’t know who his enemies are because most of them are dead by King and Bear’s retribution or by his own hand.  He not sure who he can trust other than King and Bear.  The only thing he can focus on is protecting his wife and son.

As the danger escalates there are many shocking revelations about the past.  Preppy intends to redefine the past and rewrite the story.  King and Bear have his back no matter what.  Dre loves him unconditionally.  Bo is his reason for building a future.

This is the testament of Preppy’s life.

T. M. Frazier created a series that readers couldn’t get enough of.  It was more than a dark romance series, it was an ongoing story of dedicated friendship, deep rooted ties to family, conquering the world, and unconditional love.  Preppy was the HEART!

Although this is the final book in the King series… it is not a goodbye.  Preppy will live in our hearts forever.



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Preppy : Part 1

The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater

By T. M. Frazier

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Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, death was only the beginning.

This is the fifth book in the King Series and it’s meant to be read after Soulless.



Preppy : Part Two

The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater

By T. M. Frazier

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Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.


Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair.

A girl who isn’t even an option.


At least, not anymore.


Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.


This is book six in the King Series and the second part of Preppy and Dre’s story.



Preppy Part Three : The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater

King Series – Book 7

By: T. M. Frazier

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The bowtie is BACK!

Dre was just a beautiful stranger when Preppy saved her the first time around. Now, he has to save her again, but she’s no longer some stranger, she’s family, and he has no idea who or what he’s up against.

What he does know is that putting his family back together is the only acceptable outcome.

Preppy’s to-do list?


He’s alive…and he’s out for BLOOD.

Preppy Part Three is the third book and conclusion of Preppy and Dre’s story. It’s also the 7th book in the King Series, which should be read in order starting with KING & TYRANT.



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t.m. frazierT.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and three feisty fur kids.


She attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she specialized in public speaking. After years working in real estate and new home construction, she decided it was finally time to stop pushing her dreams to the back burner and pursue writing seriously.


In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents.


It only took her twenty years to start the next one.

It will not be about hamsters.


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New Release + 2017 Favorite + 6 Star Review: The Gravity Of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: April 13th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.


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Opening a Brittiany C. Cherry novel is like opening a box of chocolates.  You never know what you are going to get but you know you are in for a delicious reading experience.  With each chapter it’s like taking a bite out of life and experiencing an explosion of flavors, tasting the good and bad that life has to offer.  After the book is finished the reader walks away with a rich and rewarding experience after sampling every emotion imaginable.

The Gravity of Us is one of those novels that will leave a lasting memory.

Graham Russell is the reclusive best seller horror novelist. He is emotionally void and lost to the world of humanity.  He can create stories of pure horror, evoking emotions from his readers but he cannot relate to the emotions he has penned on a personal level.  His life is perfectly synchronized to revolve around his career and his writing.  Although he’s married, he’s not emotionally invested in his wife.  She is just another tool that he uses to make his life more covenient.  His wife is cut from the same cloth and uses Graham the same way. Together their lives work like a well oiled machine until an unwanted pregnancy and the death of his father uproots their perfectly synchronized lives. The aftermath of what follows is the rebirth of Graham Russell becoming the man he always had the potential to be.  The journey is paralyzing, extremely painful, eye opening, and the greatest joy he will ever experience.  Graham Russell is becoming a member of the human race. He is going jump on the emotional rollercoaster and experience the thrilling ride called life.  It all begins with meeting a weirdo hippy florist and the early birth of his child.

After Lucille’s mother died when she was eighteen, she was left with the task of keeping her family together.  Her mother wanted her to keep her sisters together and become the glue during the hard times and good times.  Her ability to love loudly was the strength they would all need throughout life.  Her mother didn’t issue this task lightly, she knew who her daughters were at the very core and knew Lucy had the strength to love them unconditionally.  A life threatening battle with cancer, a heart wrenching divorce, a sister who left their family behind after the burial,and all the new paths in life will not deter Lucy from her task.  It was what she was born to do.  She will never change.  She will always love unconditionally even if it breaks her heart.  She will always be eternally optimistic even when the world is collapsing beneath her feet.  She will always have hope.  She will always share her unconditional love and hope with anyone who crosses her path, including the pessimistic Graham Russell.

Graham Russell’s perfectly synchronized life fell apart when his daughter was born prematurely.  It was the defining moment that changed his life forever even though his wife abandoned him with a dying child.  That was the day he learned he could love unconditionally even though he had never experienced love in his life.  Meeting Lucy, the weirdo hippy florist was the day the heavens sent an angel to guide him through the emotionally infested waters of life.  Lucy taught Graham how to express his love.  She gently guided him through his emotions and taught him how to give as well as receive love.  She held his hand through thick and thin, she never let go when he thought he would sink, and she always encouraged him to do it better.  She gave him the courage to become the man he was meant to be.  She gave him unconditional love.  How could he not fall in love with this angel?  He’s determined to give Lucy the same kind of love she has given him and his daughter.  He will always have her back even if it means letting her go.

Once again Brittainy C. Cherry has floored me with all the possibilities this novel offered. She has a true gift of portraying humanity in all it’s glory.  Adding a beautiful romance gives the book more  beauty.  I highly recommend reading The Gravity Of Us.


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New Release + 2017 Favorite + 6 Star Review: Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan


Keeper Of Lost Things

By Ruth Hogan

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A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.

Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles—Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September.

Bone china cup and saucer—Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October.

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.

Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.

Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.

As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?

Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.




Michel’s Review

Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan is a poignantly beautiful novel of love, life, and everything in between.  It captures moments in time that leave a memory, cherished or forgotten, on ones soul.  Every thing has a story and it’s important to preserve that story or finally allow it to be completed.  One man found the beauty in lost things after he lost the most important thing in his life.  He has made it his life mission to collect lost items and return them to their rightful owners at some point in time.  Every item gives meaning to a lost moment in time that marks a moment in a person’s life. Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things.

Anthony Peardew has spent forty years collecting lost things after he lost the love of his life when he was a young.  Not only has he collected lost things, he has also managed to collect lost people.  That is how he acquired Laura,his lonely, broken middle aged assistant who lost herself in a bad marriage.  He aquired a scarred gardener, Freddy, that lost his faith in the sincerity of people after he chose the life he lives now.  He’s also acquired a watcher,Sunshine, a young woman waiting for an invitation of friendship. As the keeper of lost things it is his duty to return what’s been lost.  The only way he can accomplish his task is to die and hand his the responsibility over to Laura.  Thus begins the a beautiful tale.

The secrets Anthony Peardew was hiding in his study left Laura completely dumbfounded.  He had given her the task of returning each item that was carefully labled with the date it was found, the location of where it was found, and a brief description of the item.    A knock on the door is all it takes to set the task in motion.  Sunshine has appointed herself Laura’s new friend.  Her special qualities and unique gifts quickly win Laura over.  As they begin Anthony’s task, Freddy becomes a part of their circle.  The three of them embark on a journey that leads them to finding the very things they lost in their own lives.  They also found new things such as friendship and love to add to their personal collection known as life.

Each lost item has a story.  Some stories are heartbreaking while others are freeing.  Some bring Anthony’s mission full circle.  In the end Anthony touched many lives by being the Keeper Of Lost Things. These stories add credibility to Anthony’s purpose in life.

 There is another side story loaded with colorful characters that coincides with Anthony’s lifetime of collecting that brings the story full circle. It’s the story of Bomber and Eunice and their forty years of friendship.

As I read this book I became completely immersed within this story.  It played out like a movie in my head.This novel is unique and told in a very British manner. The dry humor combined with the proper use of language and very traditional customs make this novel vividly come to life. I could easily see Liam Neeson as Anthony Peardew, Kate Hudson as Laura, Laura Potter as Sunshine, Luke Evans as Freddy, Jude Law as Bomber, Cate Blanchett as Eunice, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren as Bomber’s parents, and Emma Thompson as Portia. This dream cast could bring this novel to life on the big screen.

This poignant story is vibrant and demonstrates the beauty of life itself. Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan has become one of my favorite novels.



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15305372I was born in the house where my parents still live in Bedford: my sister was so pleased to have a sibling that she threw a thrupenny bit at me. As a child I read everything I could lay my hands on: The Moomintrolls, A Hundred Million Francs, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the back of cereal packets and gravestones. I was mad about dogs and horses, but didn’t like daddy-long-legs or sugar in my tea.

I studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College which was brilliant, but then I came home and got a ‘proper’ job. I worked for ten years in a senior local government position (I was definitely a square peg in a round hole, but it paid the bills and mortgage) before a car accident left me unable to work full-time and convinced me to start writing seriously. It was going well, but then in 2012 I got cancer, which was bloody inconvenient but precipitated an exciting hair journey from bald to a peroxide blonde Annie Lennox crop. When chemo kept me up all night I passed the time writing and the eventual result was The Keeper of Lost Things.

I live in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and my long-suffering partner (who has very recently become my husband – so I can’t be that bad!) I am a magpie, always collecting treasures, and a huge John Betjeman fan. My favourite word is ‘antimacassar’ and I still like reading gravestones.


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Release Blitz + 2017 Favorite + 5 Star Reviews: Preston’s Honor by Mia Sheridan – A Sign of Love Novel – Inspired by Gemini


Preston’s Honor

A Sign Of Love Novel – Inspired by Gemini

By Mia Sheridan

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There were two brothers—identical twins—and though I loved them both, my soul belonged to only one.

Annalia Del Valle has loved Preston Sawyer all her life. The daughter of an impoverished migrant farmworker, she grew up as an outcast in what was no more than a tiny, cooped up shack in California’s Central Valley. But her heart found freedom in the land, in the wide-open spaces of Sawyer Farm, and in the boys who were her only friends.

Preston has yearned for Annalia since he was a boy. But a sense of honor kept him from pursuing her until he’s unable to hold back any longer and their worlds—and bodies—collide one hot summer night. A night that sets off a chain of events that will alter their lives forever.

Now Annalia is back in town after disappearing without a trace for six long months. Determined to reclaim her heart, her life, and the baby she left behind—the son who was created in a moment of lust and love and pent-up yearning.

Preston has survived grief, a ravaging drought, and the despair of heartache, but he’s not sure he can survive Annalia again. And he might be unwilling to try. Will pride and bitterness keep him from the one thing he’s always longed for?

How do you heal what is irreparably broken? How do you forgive that which is unforgivable? How do you discover that real honor comes not from circumstance, but from the place deep in our hearts where truth resides? And how do you move beyond the wounds of the past to discover that some loves are as solid as the ground beneath your feet, and as enduring as the earth itself?

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY GEMINI. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.



Tracey’s Review

This was the idyllic dream I’d never imagined possible. This wasn’t small. This was where my heart had always yearned to be.

Without fail, every single time, with every single one of her books, Mia Sheridan owns another piece of my heart. She writes with such love and passion, birthing characters and their stories that touch the heart and create a world that it is impossible not to lose yourself in.

Mia drew me in completely with this story of love in its many forms. I say this after reading each of her books, but PRESTON’S HONOR is very near the top of my favorite of her works (that position still goes to KYLAND, but this one is a very close second). It is written with such love and compassion, with such an understanding of what it means to feel like an outsider, and how healing love can be.

I think that one of the reasons that Lia is so drawn to Preston and Cole is the unconditional acceptance and love that she feels from them, something lacking in the only other relationship that she has, with her mother. There is an openness to the boys, and, as two sides of the same coin, they meet the different needs for love, friendship, and companionship that Lia is thirsty for. Any separation, any smallness that she feels is of her own making, because of the distance that she feels between her station in life and theirs.

I am absolutely in love with Preston Sawyer. This man, from the time that he can remember, has seen something in Lia that he recognizes as his. His brother, Cole, is his other half, but Lia is his true north, and nothing, not time, not distance, not the fact that she may belong to his own brother, can dim the love that he has for her. And, while he is still just a man, and makes mistakes like we all do, the beauty of Preston is his willingness to learn, to open himself up again and give Lia all of himself.

Lia is just lovely. She has done whatever she’s had to do to make life better for her mother and herself, suffering the pain of living a life feeling ‘less than’ because of who and what she is. Lia thrives under the attention of the Sawyer boys because they offer her the thing that she yearns for, non-judgmental, fully accepting love. One of the things that I enjoyed most about Lia’s story, though, is seeing her emerge as a strong woman, a woman that becomes unafraid to ask for what she wants and needs, and offers the same to others.

There are those books that I pick up and enjoy reading, and those that I can’t put down. There’s just that little something different about the latter type, that certain something that draws me in and doesn’t let go. This is true of all of Mia’s books, but PRESTON’S HONOR touched my heart in a way that I will remember for a very long time, and I couldn’t recommend it more. This book is definitely one of my favorite reads of this year, and one that I would recommend to everyone. Add it to your TBR and take the time to savor it as soon as time allows. It will change you, and you will love it.

***ARC generously provided for an honest review.***



Michel’s Review

Mia Sheridan has once again stole a piece of my heart with her latest release, Preston’s Honor.  With each new book, Mia brings something new to the table that is not only a passionate romance but also a compassionate insight to life, love, family, and society.  As I read this novel I found that I was experiencing more than a romance, it was challenging my thoughts on human nature and showing me the other side of those thoughts.  It is truly a humble reading experience.

Lia has always been an outsider all of her life.  As a child of an illegal migrant worker, life has been one of poverty and constant struggle.  As a daughter conceived in violence, she has been a constant reminder to her mother of the evil that stole her hopes and dreams.  As a young girl looking at her small world, a farming community, every persons life seems brighter, livelier,and prosperous.  As a minority nationality she has experienced the small minded views that leave her feeling like she doesn’t quite fit in or measure up to the standards of the community.  Meeting the Sawyer twins irrevocably changes her life.  The Sawyer twins offer her friendship, acceptance, and unconditional love.  Each boy gives Lia something she desperately needs in her life.  Cole Sawyer gives her the courage to have hopes and dreams.  Preston Sawyer gives her unconditional love and stability.  The two boys would do anything for Lia because they both love the beautiful person that she is.  As they grow from childhood into young adulthood, the dynamics of their friendship change.  Both boys want her heart and know that only one can claim it.  How they handle the situation is something only twins, two half of a whole, could do.

As young adults, their lives are only beginning.  The Sawyer boys are off to college to create their bright futures.  Lia is also creating a better life for herself back at home.  She’s got a decent job, a better home, and is able to take care of her mother.  When the Sawyer boys return home for their father’s funeral, all of their lives change once again.  The dynamics of their relationship are challenged once again.

Great tragedies take Lia and Prseton’s life on a new path.  From the tragic mistakes to birth of their child, they are both an emotional mess. Not only are they struggling with heartache and loss, they are also battling their own emotional demons.  Mother Nature has also added her own wrath that could not only destroy their farm but ruin their community as well.  Lia and Preston’s world has imploded. Now they both have to come to terms with their world and own their realities.  They have to face the grief and pain in order to move forward. How they choose to handle those emotions is what is going to make them stronger individuals and more committed to their love for one another.

Mia Sheridan has once again delivered an outstanding book.



Author Bio

Mia SheridanMia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.


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New Release + 6 Star Review + 2017 Favorite : Contorted by Emma James- Hell’s Bastard Series – Book 3



Hell’s Bastard Series – Book 3

By Emma James

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I’ve decided there’s no virtue in patience.
It’s f*cking torture.
And that goes for DM Christmas songs too.


Good girl.
Be afraid of me.
It will make my job easier.
Until she’s caught between a desk and a Hell’s bastard.

I am a shell to be f*cked with.
But I am a survivor.
I have my own Sasha Fierce.
Just give me a reason.

You haven’t seen my bad side yet.
It will leave you speechless.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Survival has become a waiting game, choreographed by a schedule to keep me complacent.
Mathias and Rose are my constants.
My frenemies.
What happens when Cezar turns the tables?

Just remember to breathe.
Contains adult situations which may offend and graphic violence, but it is one hell of a fictional ride. Strap yourself in. For mature aged readers 18 +.




Michel’s Review

Writing this review has left me dumbfounded.  I’m not quite sure where to start or what to say so that I don’t give away spoilers.  I have attempted to draft this review several times only to hit delete.  I am really struggling to find the right words to do this book and this series justice.  So let me begin by talking about the series itself.

The Hell’s Bastard Series must be read in order to grasp the full intent of the story unfolding.  Each book is delivered with a perfectly synchronized installment that drives this series in a new direction before reaching it’s ultimate climax.  Making it unpredictable.

The Hell’s Bastard Series by Emma James is unlike anything out there.  It is a dark romantic thriller that touches upon human trafficking, captivity, violence, abuse, and psychological torment.  At the same time it also showcases the things that make life valuable, such as family, friendship, love, integrity, and confidence in oneself to stay true to their inner self.  It’s all blended in a shroud of mystery, suspense, and danger at every turn.  There is more than a warped evil villain contorting each and every move. Each installment in the Hell’s Bastard series contains one word and one word only.  Pay close attention to the word title of each book.  Look up the definition of each word.  The title is what propels this series to the next level.

past tense: wrenched; past participle: wrenched
pull or twist (someone or something) suddenly and violently.

past tense: warped; past participle: warped
become or cause to become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or dampness.
“wood has a tendency to warp”
synonyms: buckle, twist, bend, distort, deform, misshape, skew, curve, bow, contort

past tense: contorted; past participle: contorted
twist or bend out of its normal shape.

Contorted is the third book in the Hell’s Bastard series.  It picks up where Warped left off.  Whisper is being held captive by Cezar Pavel in a secret location.  His psychological games are contorting what’s coming.  While Whisper is desperately hanging onto her sanity and hope that Edge will find her, she’s slowly losing the battle.  The things she thought she feared most are turning into something else, not quite as frightening.  The unimaginable fears are beginning to materialize.  It’s only the tip of the iceberg.  What Cezar Pavel has in store for her makes her years in captivity with William Dupre look like childs play.

Cezar Pavel is biding his time and conditioning the girls for upcoming main event.  He’s carefully chosen his sentinels to do his bidding. His rule is unquestionable.  To question is not without consequences.  He’s personally conditioned his executioner to kill without questions or remorse.  He carefully hides their identities behind Venetian Carnival masks. These masks instill fear and complete obedience .  No one knows his real identity or those of his sentinels.

Edge is desperately trying to find Whisper.  It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.  In the ordinary world Cezar Pavel does not exist.  In the underworld there is barely a trace of Cezar Pavel.  He has completely hid his existence, he hasn’t left any crumbs to follow.  The only thing that Edge can do is follow the small trail of crumbs he uncovered at the secret air hanger.  It’s a waiting game where time is running out before it began.  The only thing he can do is enlist the help of Boomer and his crew (Whisper’s family), call in the Soulless Bastards MC, the Lions Den MC, and Slade Malone (Ocean Beach Series).  Following that one crumb turns into a meticulously synchronized rescue attempt that turns into an unpredictable and explosive cliffhanger.

As an avid reader, I am not one to shy away from dark thrillers that portray extreme violence and inhumane actions.  I accept these conditions as part of the overall story.  Usually at this point in a series I have an idea of what direction the series is going.  I can usually loosely predict what is to come next.  Contorted was a different story, what I thought was coming did not unfold.  The players were as unpredictable as the plot.  I was completely SHOCKED by the outcome.  I cannot even imagine what could come next because I was left with so many questions as to the who’s, the why’s, and how are they all connected.  I am sure Emma James has a lot in store for the readers with the last two books before Whisper can finally find her happily ever after… or should I say true beginning… true freedom.  The next book is Entwined and will release in 2017.  The title itself assures me that I will get some answers but will probably end up with more questions before the final book, Venerated releases.

Emma James has proven beyond a shadow of doubt how truly talented and brilliant her writing is.  The vivid descriptions ( which had me Googling like crazy) and synchronized scenes told from many different POV’s made this story come to life.  It was a consuming reading experience!



The Hell’s Bastard Series



Hell’s Bastard Series – Book 1

By Emma James


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My name is Dallas ‘Edge’ Masson and I’m the Soulless Bastards MC’s enforcer.
I was raised by an evil bastard.
The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
I have personal business.
Whisper is my business.
I will be her judge and jury.
My father may have been Hell’s Bastard, but he was still my father.
They say blood is thicker than water.
I’m about to find out.

Life has been a bitch to me.
I don’t even know my full name.
I was a secret.
Miss Catherine changed my life.
I have friends.
I trust in people.
But then it all had to be wrenched away from me.




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Hell’s Bastard Series – Book 2

By Emma James

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The Hunt Is On.




I was never meant to be free.

Evil has taken from me again.

I’ve lost the two people I’ve grown to love because another of Hell’s bastards has staked his claim on me and stolen me away.

What gives another human being the right to take another’s innocence and try to destroy their soul?




We were never meant to meet.

Our lives collided and spun out in different directions.

Now it’s a race against time.

Time she doesn’t have.

This is on my head.

I f*cked up.


What happens when a Soulless Bastards MC enforcer is on the hunt for the f*ckers involved in taking the sweet and wild girl?


No Mercy happens.





Hell’s Bastards Series – Book 3

By Emma James

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Hell’s Bastard Series – Book 4

Coming Soon in 2017


past tense: entwined; past participle: entwined
wind or twist together; interweave.



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Writing has been a part of Emma James’ life for many years until she decided to take a leap into the self publishing world and see where that journey takes her.

Writing words on paper is as important as the air she breathes. There’s nothing more satisfying to her than writing all day to bring to life amazing characters who will stay in your heart.

Life is about finding that one thing that you know you can do well and living it.

It’s never too late to find it.

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Blog Tour + Excerpt + 2017 Favorite + 6 Star Review: The Do-Over by Julie A. Richman



The Do- Over

By Julie A. Richman

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~ Sometimes, one degree is all that separates you from the one you were meant to be with. ~

Wes Bergman was sex on a stick.

We’d been circling one another our entire lives, mingling at the same clubs… attending the same events…sharing mutual acquaintances…yet we’d never actually met.

Until . . . we both boarded a Windjammer Cruise in the Caribbean. And it was like meeting my long, lost best friend for the first time. I hadn’t ever connected with a guy that way before.

But Wes had a girlfriend. So, when the week was over, he walked off the ship, unknowingly taking a piece of my heart with him.

Now, over a decade later, newly divorced, I’m the proverbial fish out of water. Dating has totally changed. Apps. Swipe left. Swipe right. Catfishing. Men my age want two things: twenty-five-year-olds—like my ex’s new child bride of a wife—or just a quick hook-up.

After a string of bad dates, I finally did something I never thought I’d do. I had a hot one-night stand with a really handsome guy I met online who didn’t even know my real name.

Turned out Mr. Fling is a big shot for my company’s newest client. And just my

luck, that client’s CEO is none other than . . . Wes Bergman.

Now I’m separated by one degree again from the man who stole my heart.

And Mr. Fling could destroy my chance of what I want most –

A Do-Over with Wes.



His hand slowly stroking up and down the outside of my thigh is what roused me from my dream state. It was so soft and tender that I was getting more and more turned on with every movement. With my eyes still closed, I enjoyed the sensation. It wasn’t until his lips started brushing my shoulder, that I was unable to stifle a moan, revealing that I was awake.

“Good morning,” his whisper was hoarse.

“Mmm, good morning.” I stretched my body against his and turned my head to see his face hovering over mine, before our lips met.

“Sleep good?”

“Surprisingly, I did. I was so exhausted. Sorry for passing out on you last night,” I apologized.

“I think we both passed out the moment our heads hit the pillows.” Wes’ hand had migrated from my thigh to my stomach, where he softly drew circles with his fingertips.

Rolling over to face him, I pushed my hair out of the way, silently praying my humidity enhanced curls didn’t make me look like a deranged housewife, scaring the erection right out of the man. Slinging a leg over his thigh, I instantly got my answer. The crazy morning coif was not a cock killer. Thank God!

“You’re a morning person, I see.” Hiding my smile was not a possibility.

“Yeah, I am,” Wes laughed, moving closer to me, his eyes filled with the unmistakable desire to become lovers, something I’d dreamed about on the deck of a windjammer long ago.

“You can wake me up like this anytime.” I needed to let him know it was okay. He’d said he’d take it as slow as I wanted it and what I wanted right now was a slow rhythm of him plowing into me. Hard.

“Are you hard to wake up?” He was pressed up against me.

“I think you’ll figure out the secrets to rousing me.”

“You’ve already figured out the secrets to arousing me.” His voice still had that sexy edge of morning roughness to it, making me want to skip all foreplay and have him inside me.

“I’ll bet you have a few more secrets I can discover,” I said against his lips, as I shifted the leg I had slung over him, pressing my heat and wetness against his already throbbing cock.

Wes groaned and I could feel his smile against my lips. “You know you’re going to make it impossible to make slow, sweet love to you.”

“Good, because I don’t want it slow and sweet.”

Wes flipped me onto my back, “I can easily accommodate your wishes. Are you on anything or do I need to…”

“We’re good,” I assured him.

“Yes, we are.” He kissed my neck, then swiftly pulled my tank top over my head tossing it to the floor. “We’re going to be really good together. Of that, I have no doubt.”

And I knew he was right. Being with this man had been so perfect from the night we met. We meshed with ease and the result was pure joy.

The warmth in his eyes and smile made my breath catch, and in that moment, I was flooded with overwhelming emotion at how much I wanted him. How much I’d always wanted him. It was more than lust, beyond the heat of the moment. Wes Bergman was the man I had always wanted, from the night we met. That was clear to me now.

“I vote we skip the foreplay.” I wriggled out of my underwear.

“You’re on.” His smile told me he was taking on the challenge.

“You’re in,” I gasped, my breath catching in my throat, surprised at the swiftness with which he filled my request.



Michel’s Review

Julie A. Richman is in a class by herself when it comes to romance.  Her speciality is creating magical romances between mature adults while still including the wonders of young love in it’s purest form.  The memories of what once was or could of have been if the world would of been in sync, are part of her special magic.  The youthful mistakes, decisions in the works, and life dictating it’s own hand take her characters in new directions that are beyond their control.  She adds layers of life experiences that allow her characters hearts to percolate for years, preparing them to grasp the epic love story that is to come later when they are completely ready for it.  She allows them to mature and become the best kind of individuals they can possibly be.  Along the way they gain wisdom, experience the good and bad in life, and become emotionally stronger people.  They learn the true meaning of sacrifice, giving of oneself, and loving unconditionally.  They learn that love is more than a word or an emotion in a heated moment.  It is the true gift in life. A gift that completes a person as an individual as well as a partner.

It’s refreshing to read a romance that I can identify with as a mature adult.  Life experiences are priceless and mold a person into something more than they could of dreamed about in their younger years.

Tara and Wes were each other’s “one that got away”.  They met on a vacation cruise and instantly connected on so many levels.  At the time they were in different places in their lives.  Wes was living in California and was in a relationship.  Tara was building her career in New York City.  Their lives were miles apart and heading in different directions.  What seemed like a slip of fate was only the beginning.  Fate had something else in store for them.

Almost two decades later, Tara finds herself a new divorcee , single parent to her teenage daughter, and pushing forty.  She is once again thrust into the dating pool.  A pool that has changed severely since she last swam in it.  The rules have changed.  It’s not just herself that she has to consider.  She has to put her daughter first and her own needs second.  The players in the game have changed.  Potential dates are no longer fresh faced young men with a boat full of dreams and the world unexplored.  They are experienced men with their own suitcase full of baggage.  The game itself has changed as well.  Clubbing and hanging out with friends is no longer the way to play the game.  Online dating sites are the way to go.  She’s a fish out of water.  Trying to survive in this new world of dating is like swimming against the tide.  There are a lot of sharks, guppies, and minnows in the pool.  After some disastrous dates and a really bad experience, she’s ready to throw in the towel once again.  That is until she crosses paths with Wes Bergman once again.  What could of been might just be what’s next.

Wes Bergman has changed from the charming young man to an intense successful CEO. His life’s journey has brought him back to New York and founder of a specialized clothing company.  When his company hires a new advertising firm it brings him back to the charming young woman he met years ago on a vacation cruise with his sister.  This woman has matured into a devastatingly beautiful, intelligent woman who still sparks his heart.  What could of been is going to happen.  It’s his second chance at happiness.  This time he’s ready and he’s going to hold on.

Wes and Tara discover more than love.  They discover completion when they are together. Fate is finally smiling on them, or so they thought.  Fate is once again going to throw them in the waters without a paddle.This time around they are experienced swimmers in the game called life.  Their life experiences are going to collide but they are also going to be their saving grace.

Without giving anything away, I can say Julie A. Richman brings so much more than swoon worthy romance to the table.  She brings very real life issues to the table.  She brings an awareness of how precious life really is.  It’s not always sunshine and roses. It’s how one deals with life that makes the difference.  Choosing to love is what matters most.

Julie A. Richman has once again floored me with her gift of storytelling, her compassion for mankind, her wisdom, and insightful observations.  She created a story that is very real and emotional.  It was a true pleasure to read The Do-Over.



About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust. Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.


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