In Stacey Kennedy’s steamy paranormal romance novel, a rookie guardian sworn to combat the undead risks life and love in a world of violence, witchcraft, and seduction.

Nexi Jones has lost her family, she’s been stripped of her guardian duties, and she’s still learning the ins and outs of white magic. At least she has Kyden, the smoldering hot elite guardian who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi completes her training, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Ready or not, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer—and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test.

Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he’s ever seen. And at their helm is the Black Witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed Nexi’s blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock who covets Nexi’s heart. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.
Published by: Loveswept
Release Date: May 5, 2015


Stacey KennedyStacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules, and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.



Stacey Kennedy 

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Club Sin #4
By: Stacey Kennedy
Releasing November 4th, 2014



~ Excerpt ~
Her gaze lowered to the cherry hardwood floors, and her stomach tightened. In the basement was a secret not many knew of unless they were members of the elite and exclusive BDSM dungeon Club Sin. A club that Mary had never attended—in fact, she had no idea what it looked like, only that the club existed.
Even if Dmitri owned the dungeon and would no doubt allow her membership, many of the members were his close friends and presumably closer to his age, thirty-five years old, or younger. It was one thing to visit your friends’ home for dinner; it’s quite another to have a dialogue half naked and dressed for play. Besides, most of Club Sin’s members were still single and she doubted any of them had children—the differences in their lives were vast, and therefore playing at the club lacked in appeal in more ways than one.
After Charles, her husband and the father of her children, and also her best friend and Dom, passed away, just over four short years ago, her need to play in BDSM clubs died with him.
She sighed through those still-painful memories and followed Presley when she heard voices coming from the living room. Glancing to her left, she noted Dmitri sitting on one of the leather couches. His features were stern and focused on his conversation until his eyes met hers; then he smiled.
With his blond hair and piercing blue eyes, Dmitri was a handsome young man. Though she’d known Dmitri for more than ten years, the relationship between them had always been strictly platonic. “Mary,” Dmitri said, waving her into the room. “Please come in.”
She immediately noticed another man with a dark head of hair showing hints of gray on the sides. When he rose from his seat, her breathing faltered and her gaze drank him in.
“Mary Schmidt,” Dmitri said. “Please meet Elliott Foster.”
Elliott was tall, at least six-foot-three, and compared to Mary’s five-foot-six frame, he towered over her. He had a powerful physique, obviously a man who cared for himself and lived a healthy lifestyle. It’d been quite a while since she’d allowed herself to have an interest in another man, but this guy, she couldn’t look away.

staceykennedyStacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.
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SNAPPY SAYINGS by Bradford Wheler

Wit and Wisdom From the World's Greatest Minds.
Wit and Wisdom Series
Bradford Wheler

  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher:; Revised & updat edition (October 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982253877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982253878


22 chapters of human nature at its funniest.  Spend 10 minutes or 2 hours and you will be enlightened and delighted.  The more times change the more man's nature remains the same.  

(from Amazon)
The book is the culmination of several years of extensive compiling and research into the wisdom of over 350 of some of history's most insightful people. Wheler's detailed work includes 22 simultaneously illuminating and entertaining chapters. Each chapter fuses humor, wit, wisdom, history and criticism into its pages of interwoven quotations. Controversial topics have not been avoided, as Wheler addresses religion, politics and society all through the informative lens of some of history's greatest minds. "SNAPPY SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from the world's greatest minds" strives to examine a vast variety of topics through its quotes, and does so in a way that few books of its kind have ever achieved. Chapter topics in the book range from Money, Work, Education and The Professions to Sports, The Arts, Politicians and Democracy. Human beings are examined in keen detail with chapters covering Sex, Love, Marriage, Women, Man, Religion and Human Nature, to name a few. Each chapter seamlessly dives into numerous sub-topics, covering such a wide variety of content as acting, entrepreneurship, medicine, alimony, golf and boxing. Additionally, the book contains an extensive section of biographies with brief, but highly informative, background information on some of the great minds behind this fantastic collection of insightful quotes. Notable thought-provoking and potentially controversial quotes from the book include the following: You can't say civilization don't every war they kill you in a new way. -Will Rogers The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool. -Voltaire Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dog. -P.J. O' Rourke

Bradford Gordon Wheler AUTHOR

Bradford G. Wheler author of "INCA'S DEATH CAVE An Archaeological Mystery Thriller"
and President of

BRADFORD G. WHELER is the former CEO, President and Co-owner of Allan Electric Company. He sold Allan Electric to a New York Stock Exchange listed company. After staying on as President during the transition, Brad retired.

Brad's lifelong love of history, art, books, and the inherent humor in man's nature led to the founding of and the authoring and publishing of Inca's Death Cave as well as GOLF SAYINGS: wit & wisdom of a good walk spoiled, "CAT SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from the whiskered ones, HORSE SAYINGS: wit & wisdom straight from the horse's mouth, DOG SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from man's best friend, and SNAPPY SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from the world's greatest minds.

His community involvements include being a Trustee of Community General Hospital in Hamilton, NY, and chairing their Finance Committee. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cazenovia College, and former Chairman and member of the Board of Directors and Alumni Association and President of the Sigma Phi Society at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce and several other boards.

Brad played polo on the Cornell University men's polo team for four years and was a member of the Cazenovia Polo Club. In 2012 he was inducted into the Manlius Pebble Hill Athletic Hall of Fame.
He holds a BS and ME in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY as well as an MBA degree from Fordham University in New York, NY.

Brad, his wife, Julie, and their golden retriever Quincy live in Cazenovia, NY and Fort Pierce, FL.
I found this book was so much fun to read and it will definitely be a keeper to read and re-read. I didn't find any boring sayings.  You will find that most of the SNAPPY SAYINGS will find you smiling and laughing. I believe it will appeal to all ages and people that have different levels of humor.
I've showed it to several people I know and I almost lost it.  They didn't want to let go of it.
The author wrote a wonderful collection of quips and quotes that have come from brilliant minds throughout time.  Hundreds and hundreds of years ago to this modern age.  This is not only an interesting book, but such a form of humorous entertainment.  This is one of those books you can look through when you're looking for something "snappy".   It will make you smile when you are down and nothing can take the place of that.
A wonderful book for everyone.

I was given a  complimentary copy of SNAPPY SAYINGS from the author, Bradford Wheler and Bostick Communications for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book a SOLID 5 STARS. 


WHISPER'S EDGE by Luann McLane

Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its theater, shopping and cuisine.  But touch times are affecting the residents of the local retirment community--until a handsome hero shows up.

A Cricket Creek Novel
Cricket Creek, Series 4
Luann McLane

(from Amazon)
Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its theater, shopping, and cuisine. But tough times are affecting the residents of the local retirement community—until a handsome hero shows up…
Savannah Perry loves her job as social director of Whisper’s Edge, a retirement community on the picturesque waterfront of Cricket Creek. Raised in foster care, twenty-nine-year-old Savannah feels treasured and loved by the retired residents, who treat her as their adopted granddaughter and rotate having her over for dinner. But the community is struggling to stay afloat financially—until Tristan McMillan swoops into town, rescues a dog, and, well, saves the day…
Business-minded Tristan bought Whisper’s Edge from his estranged grandfather to prove his worth to the curmudgeon and to turn a quick profit. He never expected to fall for the charms of a village of crafty retirees—or to fall hard for a small town girl like Savannah. Suddenly the man who knows all about making money finds himself needing lessons in love and what really matters in life…

  • Series: Cricket Creek (Book 4)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; a edition (May 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451415574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451415578
LuAnn McLane
LuAnn McLane writes southern bent romantic comedy for NAL and is currently penning her third novel in her Cricket Creek book series. Her books have appeared on best selling lists including Barnes and Noble, Rhapsody and Doubleday Book clubs. She recently collaborated with country superstar Wynonna Judd with Restless Heart. She lives in Florence, Kentucky and when she isn't writing... she enjoys family, friends, cooking, reading, music, travel and University of Kentucky basketball. 

I knew as soon as I saw the cover and the title of the book, I knew I wanted to read Ms. McClane's book. This book is Book 4 of a series named Cricket Creek novels, each taking place in Cricket Creek, Kentucky, a small town.
 This book focuses on the town's retirement community nmed Whisper's Edge.  The community struggles, suffering from the hard financial times.  Not only that but the previous owners neglected the community. New residents feel their prayers have been answered when they find that there is a new owner.
Unfortunately, the new owner has other ideas.  He sees dollar signs and  even though the community doesn't know, he plans to sell the community for a big profit.
Cricket Creek is a small, quaint Southern town and the author wrote this charming tale about some quirky seniors.
There is also some sweet comedy in it as well.  The characters have been written to be so endearing and heart warming.  When you are almost finished with the book, you will be hoping that the story ends as a HAPPY EVER AFTER story.
Another wonderful thing the author added was some romantic comedy.   This will definitely be added to the book shelf to re-read again.

I was given a complimentary copy of WHISPER'S EDGE from the author, Luann McLane and Manic Readers for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


A WANTED MAN by Rebecca Hagan Lee

Rebecca Hagan Lee


(from Amazon)
A thoroughly English girl raised in Hong Kong, Julie Jane Parham has spent her entire life walking the line between two worlds. When her closest friend, Su Mi, becomes the victim of an arranged marriage gone horribly wrong, Julie travels to San Francisco in order to buy back her freedom and soon finds herself in over her head.

On a rescue mission of his own, Will Keegan uses his saloon, The Silken Angel, as a front to whisk Chinese prostitutes away from the city’s ruthless brothel owners to a life of freedom, risking his own hide in the process.

Sparring with a spirited British lady is the last thing Will Keegan needs, but he isn’t about to let lovely Julie throw herself headfirst into danger. And as the urge to protect her turns into something more, Will knows he must get Julie to trust him, or chance losing her forever…
  • Series: Berkley Sensation
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (August 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425267296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425267295

Praise for Rebecca Hagan Lee:

"Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee."—Affair de Coeur

“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy.”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

"Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul with her delightful and beautifully written romances."—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

Rebecca Hagan Lee is the national bestselling and award-winning author of several historical romances. She lives in Georgia with her family.

Will Keegan was so in love with his best friend James's first wife.   Devastation happened.  She died.  He seems to be taking the same road with Jame's second wife.  He leaves as vice president of the firm that he ran with James. He then moves to San Francisco.  He decides to set up the Silken Angel Saloon.  This was to be a front for the true purpose of him being in the city.
Rescuing girls who are being sold into prostitution.
 Will is prepared for anything that might happen.  A nosy, red haired woman named Julie Jan Parham (aka Julie) isn't quite prepared for.
Will finds Julie to be blunt, brazen and totally loyal to her cause refreshing even those he was used to the meek, docile Chinese women.  He just isn't quite sure how to handle Julie. 
He's worried about the questions she is going around asking.  He's afraid she may end up dead.
Julie is raised as a lady, with all the luxuries money could afford in Hong King. Jane's friend, Su Mi was supposed to be married to an honorable man when they arrived in California. Instead Su Mi was sold into prostitution in San Francisco.  Without thinking, Julie starts on a journey to to rescue her friend from the the life she's been forced into. She didn't count on having a man who could help her, or ruin her.

Raised as a lady, with all the refinements and luxuries money could afford in Hong Kong, Julie is every inch the lady. Believing that she was to be married to an honorable man when they arrived in California, Jane's friend, Su Mi was instead sold into prostitution in San Francisco. Without any hesitation, Julie embarks on a dangerous journey to rescue her friend from the cruel life she's been forced into. She just didn't count on meeting a man who could help her, or ruin her.
Julie Wanted a Man, Su Mi Wanted a Man.  Was Will the man for either of them.  Will Will continue his Silken Angel Saloon?  Will romance develop between Julie and Will?  The author wrote a good book with a plot that was a lesson.  These kind of practices still go on in this world, and this book brings it out to those who don't know this.

I received a complimentary copy of A WANTED MAN from the author Rebecca Hagan Lee and Manic Readers for my view of this book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.





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A Road to Spirit: One Woman's Journey
from Personal and Professional Despair
to Spiritual Awakening

Lee PaPa 

Title: Temple of All Knowing
Author: Lee Papa
Publisher: WaveCloud Corporation
Pages: 186
Genre: Memoir
Format: Paperback/Kindle
The Temple of All Knowing is a memoir of one woman’s passage from personal and professional turmoil to spiritual awakening. A compelling straight forward and sometimes humorous account of the most personal of journeys as this 40-something woman finds herself in Sin City with promise of a new life, new husband and elderly mother living with her. She instead is uncovered as a central character in the deepest of possible challenges only to break through to discover her authentic spiritual self through a near death experience and a personal mission in Soul City – Las Vegas.

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  • The Temple of All Knowing is available at Amazon.
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Lee Papa’s start in the corporate world was in sales for the Hyatt Regency Hotel chain, which led to being head hunted by a NY based real estate developer. Lee spent the next 11 years as a key employee working in commercial real estate leasing and management in Baltimore, Maryland. Although, commercial real estate was now in her blood and she loved the art of the deal, a different road in the industry was presenting itself and that brought her to heading up the benchmarking division for a Los Angeles based real estate consulting firm. Her job had her traveling nationally and setting up programs to benchmark customer satisfaction. Understanding there was not a one shoe fits all approach to customer surveying, she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey and started with consulting to serve the customized needs of her clients.
Lee PapaLee’s first book, The Temple of All Knowing, is a memoir of her several years journey prior to her near death experience, through the completion of the 6,000 square foot Ganesha Center in Las Vegas. The book details the roadmap from personal darkness through spiritual, emotional and physical transformation.
Since the completion of the manuscript the Las Vegas Sanctuary for the Spirit evolved by moving to a downtown Las Vegas location and now offers targeted classes and workshops while focusing on a Virtual Ganesha Center supporting individuals and corporations with programs and a Referral Network with expansive reach for optimal awareness.
For More Information
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  • Connect with Lee on Facebook.
  • Visit Lee’s blog.
  • Contact Lee.
  • The first chapter starts the reader out with feeling the way the woman takes her life and the way she walks the path to a new spiritual life mission. The book is a great lesson to all readers.  Everyone has something to learn, so it would be a good book to read and think about.  If you are reading this book, you definitely have something to learn. One of the lessons is to be happy with your life, live life it to it's fullest and have an open heart. The book goes from Lee PaPa's personal journey to a new life experience and style.  Learning the path of kindness, love and truth. Everyone in this world has problems to deal with.  Relationships that go sour, bills to pay, so it's nice to know that there are others out there working at finding courage, joy and love through seeking light.  If you are seeking any of these things, then this straight forward book will help you find what you are seeking.  The book is so full of knowledge, so full of the all knowing.  If you just take the time to sit down and really read it, you will gain so much from it.
  • I was given a complimentary copy of THE TEMPLE OF THE ALL KNOWING from the author and PUMP UP YOUR BOOK for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.
  • I would give this book 4 STARS.
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Book #4 in New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series... Clare Cosi's new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she'll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee--for what she hopes will be one de-latte-ful summer... Soon, Clare tends the coffee bar at her first Hamptons gala. But the festivities come to a bitter end when an employee turns up dead in David's bathroom--a botched attempt on the millionaire's life. Thanks to the Fourth of July fireworks no one heard any gunshots, and the police are stuck in holiday traffic. Concerned for everyone's safety, Clare begins to investigate. What she finds will keep her up at night--and it's not the java jitters...
  • Number: 9780425211137
  • Release: August 1, 2006
  • Author: Cleo Coyle
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * SUSP: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
This is Book Four of Fourteen of Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery Series.
As I read this book, I find that I'm totally interested in it.  No disappointment.  I found that this "cozy" mystery isn't like most of the others.  Most of them have a fair amount of unrealistic situations in them, but I find this book is very believable, more so than the other "cozies" I've read. The setting for this book is out on Long Island in the Haptons during the summer.
Claire is the main character who has taken a temporary job at a new restaurant as the managing barista.  The main idea is to get coffee bar/dessert selections established.
This was the author introduces new characters and situations.

I found the information about coffee a lot of fun and anyone who enjoys coffee will be sure to enjoy this book.  Just remember this is a "cozy", not literature.  Cozies are fun, interesting, easy to read and not overly full of descriptions.  Just enough to keep your interest.
You can't go wrong with cozies, especially the ones by Cleo Coyle.
You will also find coffee making tips and recipes in the book.  What a wonderful touch.

I received a complimentary copy of MURDER MOST FROTHY from the author Cleo Coyle and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

Cleo CoyleVisit Cleo Coyle at her online coffeehouse: where she posts bonus recipes, shares coffee picks, and maintains a message board.

CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. Together Cleo and her husband also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting Scroll down the left column of the site's Home Page and you will see links to a number of online interviews that Cleo has given.




An Angel's End Romance
Cindy Holby

As a hard winter on the Colorado mountainside finally yields to spring, more than snow is edting in Angel's End..... 

(from Amazon)
  • Series: Angel's End Romances
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425251101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425251102
To Cassie Parker, Colorado is the farthest point on earth from the dusty, troubled life she left behind in Texas. Here she has a birthright—her grandfather’s land not far from town—and a chance at a promising new start. And Jake Reece certainly is promising.

There’s never been a day in Jake’s life that he didn’t work harder than anyone else, and he’s got a thousand head of cattle and the ranch of his wildest dreams to prove it. Yet winter has a way of making even the most independent of men long for more. That must be why he’s so drawn to the strange, secretive beauty who’s taken up on the Parker land.
But when Cassie runs afoul of the local cattleman’s association—with Jake at the helm—what started as sparks ignites into a full blaze. And things in Angel’s End are about to really heat up…

 Cindy Holby has always been a writer. Since the beginning of her memories, her biggest desire has been to put words to paper. Now she is living her dream, although it’s not as glamorous as everyone thinks. The house still needs to be cleaned and the laundry done but she does manage to get some writing time in while she ignores the dust bunnies.
 Cindy Holby


This is the second book in the author's Angel's End western series.  You may want to read thee first book since it starts out with Cade and Leah.  It's not necessary but would be nice.

Cassie Parker was left some land at Angel's End from her grandfather when he passed.  The bad thing is, she has many painful secrets and dreams that have been destroyed.  She hopes to start a new life in Angel's End with her friends, her paralyzed mother and, guess what?  a flock of sheep.  Many feel that the sheep pollute the water and this is where she is trying to settle.  Right in the middle of cattle territory.  The cattlemen want Cassie and her people along with the sheep to get out.  But Cassie isn't one to be  pushed around.  She has a strong dislike for the rancher Jake Reese.  He can't seem to help himself from wanting to help Casie.  He found her sauciness and her Independence draws him to her.  He also feels she has a wounded soul.  Will he be able to convince Cassie to open her heart and life to him?
The author wrote a deep, sweet romance.  Jake is one of those knights in shining armor.  Cassie is the sleeping beauty.  The trouble is she doesn't believe in romance or love anymore.  She is just trying to survive and keep her mother and friends under shelter. She is starting to heal from the tragedies. Will Jake be the right man to bring her back to life, to love?  The pages kept turning with all the cat and mouse fights between them and the sparks that flew.  You can't finish this book without wanting more.  It's hard to wait to get the next book.
As a western, this book will warm your heart and actually make you believe that the power of love will come forth.

I was given a  complimentary copy of COLORADO HEART from the author, Cindy Holby and Manic Readers for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.