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Sharing Hailey

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Author: Samantha Ann King
Published By: Carina Press
Age Recommended:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5

Review:

"Sharing Hailey" by Samantha Ann King was  good erotic menage romantic read.  I will say that I had looked at the title and book's cover several times wondering about this read and I will say I am glad I chose to read it.  This author did a  wonderful job telling a good story along with the hot sex scenes. "Sharing Hailey" is erotic adult read. Ms.King was able to blend this menage into a story that lead us into domestic abuse in this thrilling suspenseful read.  The novel presented some well defined believable characters.. from Hailey, Mark, Tony, Daniel, Nikki, Jake Meredith, Landon and to  Beth  ...naming a few.  Be ready for a storyline that will involve much conflict, romance, love, family, and yes,  hot sex.  Ms King's title tells part of the story but there was so much more involved in this well written novel.  What…

Where the Heart Lies

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Author: Michelle Garren Flye
Published By: Carina Press
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

Review:

"Where the Heart Lies" by Michelle Garren Flye was really some read that I
truly enjoyed.  This novel will be dealing with a military family(The Galloways).
The story opens up as the husband (Ty)has died in the line of duty in Afghanistan....  and his wife(Alicia)  a Military Spouse..and their two children have come to live in  a small town in North Carolina to  take over her father in law's  book store.  Will life be better for Alicia and her children in this town  where it seems that everyone know everyone else's business?  This is the  town that Alicia's husband grew up and before his death they had decided
to move back.... now that Ty's father is now ill and wanted to be close to his family.  Will this work out for Alicia?  Alicia will form friends..Penny, Liam and some others  that will have secrets and these secrets with really present m…

A Scandalous Affair

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Author: Karen Erickson
Published By: Carina Press
Age Recommended:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4

Review:

"A Scandalous Affair" by Karen Erickson was a sweet short story romantic read.
This is a enjoyable story of the heroine(Daphne) ....the purser and the hero(Camden) is a somewhat shy. Now, will this heroine who is also a widower be able to get the interest of this shy hero who is referred to as 'Black Hart? ... Not if her brother has anything to do with it!

Now if you ready for a fun short read you have come to the right place and I
would recommend "A Scandalous Affair" a good quick read for you.

Daughter's of Fire

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Author: Tom Peek
Published By: Koa Books
Age Recommended:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5


Review:
"Daughter's of Fire was a very interesting novel that takes place over 16 days on the Big Island of Hawaii.  You will find this novel ...full of 'romance, intrigue, myth, and murder.'  All I can say is this wonderful well written novel  will keep you truly turning each page, shaking your head and saying Wow ...I didn't see that one coming! This author, Tom Peek really put a lots of not only writing but researching to be able to tell this 'tale that illuminates the spirit of a native Hawaiian people struggling to keep faith the aloha.'  This author gives us a wonderful interpretation of this culture and science so that the reader will be able to fully understand Hawaii's archeological, the Big Island ecosystem and its culture...all in this creative story telling. The main part of this excellent read is showing how a contemporary places …

Unconditional

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Author: Marie Everson
Published By: B & H Books
Age Recommended:  YA
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

Review:

"Unconditional" by Marie Everson was a wonderful well written novel that was
a pure delight to read.  Samantha and Billy Crawford were married and now he had been murdered.  After three years Sam still hasn't come to terms about her husbands' murder.  It was truly fate how these two people who had been friends
as children...now adults reconnect(Sam and Joe)with one goal and that was to help others.  Just how the lives of these two people crossed at such a critical time.. just who will save who?

This novel will deals with death, depression, chronic illness, and most of all
saving the children.... only leaving you with a powerful message that will stay
with you a long time after your read.  The way this author is able to hold your
attention as she crafts through and simply draws you in was really dramatic read.  It was truly a  novel that I found myself  laughing …

Susanna's Christmas Wish

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Author: Jerry S.Eicher
Published By: Harvest House Publisher
Age Recommended:  YA
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 4

Review:

"Susanna's Christmas Wish" by Jerry S.Eicher was a nice holiday Amish novel.
This novel was of how Susanna who thought that she would be happy ever after
with Matthew, however, he decided to leave the Amish community and enter the
English world. At this point Susanna knows that this would be no life for her
so, she moves on and becomes interested in Herman Wagler....later they get married and life is good for them until Matthew comes back to his brother's home and then Susanna learns that Herman's family didn't celebrate Amish Christmas. Now there were two things that didn't sit well with Susanna and that was  the return of Matthew and Herman not wanting his wife to celebrate 'christmas.'   What will happen with all of this?  This is where I say you must pick up "Susanna's Christmas Wish" to s…

Wicked and Wonderful

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Author: Valerie King
Published By: Spencerhill Associates, Ltd.
Age Recommended: 14+
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4

Review:


"Wicked and Wonderful" by Valerie King was a sweet wonderful love story. From
the title I thought it would have been a little more wicked but it was still good
read. The novel was of a women who had left her noble family to become a 'songstress with a group of traveling actors.'  What had brought Judith to this way of life? This traveling troups of performers ended up on Lord Kelthorne where he meets up with Judith in the apple orchard and the story take off.  Would there be a instant attraction for Judith and Lord Kelthorne? These two main characters will provide entertainment as you met up with the secondary characters that provide even more.  I will say that in order to understand this novel you must pick it up and read it to really get a  full understanding of just what this "Wicked and Wonderful" is all about. 

I found "Wicked…

The Color of Snow

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Author: Brenda Stanley
Published By: Tribute Books
Age Recommended: YA
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5

Review:

"The Color of Snow" by Brenda Stanley was a real very interesting fiction and even though it was a long read, I found it hard to put down until I had finished
it. There are just three words that describe this wonderful read and that would beabsolutely beautiful written...of a girl name Sophie that had been locked up from the world.  Why would any father do this to his child? What is this curse and just where did it come from? You will find that this story will go back and forth from present day to past events...that will give you a really good story.

This author really worked her magic in her descriptions in this read and the title..."Color of Snow".... just what color was this snow that only starts at the beginning and goes until the last word?   Sophie's journey which was very heart-breaking story that started  at the beginning on …

Her Forbidden Hero

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Author: Laura Kaye
Published By: Entangled Publishing LLC
Age Recommended:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

Review:

"Her Forbidden Hero"by Laura Kaye was a wonderfully well written novel. This was a very heart filled story of Alyssa, Brady and Marco ....sister, brother and  true friend. Alyssa had been reared mainly by her brother Brady and his friend..Marco. Now, they were all grown and with Alyssa having feeling for her best friend...Marco Vieri....how was this to play out with all of the problems that were going on with Marco?  Alyssa brother..Brady was in the special forces and just what was going on with Marco. Alyssa had graduated from college and needed a job.  Now Marco is glad to see her until he finds out she will be working in a rowdy place...where it looked as if he would have to babysit her.  However, Alyssa lets Marco know first on that she was not a kid anymore and needed no babysitting from him. Marco starts to fantasize of Alyssa and he knows he needs t…

Blazing Midsummer Nights

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Author: Leslie Kelly
Published By: Harlequin Blaze
Age Recommended:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5

Review:

"Blazing Midsummer Nights" by Leslie Kelly was a wonderful read.  I have read
Ms. Kelly's books so I can only say she did not disappoint me in any way. The
title tell you what this novel is all about...once I started reading from it
I couldn't put it down. Definitely this novel was  a sizzler!

The two main characters Mimi and Xander were really something that you will simply love from the beginning till the end. This novel was really one that was full of humor and still sexy.   Will there be obstacles presenting certain problems?   ...Yes..And what was up with the tea ...that made Mimi have such
dreams?  Well, to answer each of these questions you will have to pick up "Blazing Midsummer Nights" to find out.


If you are looking for a good sexy adult read...you have come to the right place
and I would recommend this novel to you.

Beauty to Die For

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Author: Kim Alexis & Mindy Starns Clark
Published By: B & H Books
Age Recommended:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Blog For GMTA
Rating: 5

Review:

"Beauty to Die For" by Kim Alexis and Mindy Starns Clark was a good read. We
got some drama,  mystery, little romance, murder and lots of crimes going on...
all that had a way of keeping you  wondering just what, who....guessing till
the very  end.  Be ready for a novel that will have some much going on you will have to pay close  attention because of all of its twist and many turns.

Juliette was once a top supermodel now she owned a skin care company...was now hosting a spiritual retreat at the Palm Grotto Resort.  Then there is Raven who Juliette had once been friendly with ...but now it seemed like things
had changed as Raven had yelled she will murder her(Juliette) if she thinks she can take it (skin care) from her upon seeing her at the airport.  This had been a natural for Raven to rant at people... only later to…

A Thin, Dark Line

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Author: Emma Elliot
Published By: The Writers Coffee Shop Publishing House
Age Recommended:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5

Review:

"A Thin, Dark Line" by Emma Elliot was a great blend of  mystery, with emotions, humor, family, and romance  that will enter into this  novel that kept the big  surprise of just what was behind all of this plot...only coming together toward the end.

A ex-con, Cormac O'Mally had come back to this town of Dogwood...after being in prison for killing the Sheriff's grandson.....needed a job and Eloise Carmichael come to his aid and hires him as a handyman at the library and all hell brakes
lose because the town was outraged and only wanted this "murderer" out of their town.  Will  the town of Dogwood ever  be the same?  However, Eloise
remembered the kind of person Cormac was to her when she was just thirteen and Cormac was sixteen.... how he had helped her when she had fallen off her bike.  Was this why Eloise ha…

GOD'S HOUSE

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Author: John D. Trudel
Published By: Trudel Group
Age Recommended:  14+
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

Review:

"God's House" by John Trudel was some read for me. From the cover of the novel to the last page of the read was very intriguing for me.  This author worked his magic in this read because it was full of everything...from coming through the US through customs, immigration...the TSA...the Lagos  and to San Paulo incident was  truly some ride through this novel.  The characters were really woven right into each of the events so much that I had to keep reminding myself this was fiction as the plot thickened.

Be ready to get some  'supense, intrigue, romance, religion, mystery, church issues, international business and finance, politics, violence, science and  espionage'....YES, all in this novel..."Gods' House."

I found Mr. Trudel's book one that I could not put down...a page turners that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the ver…

I Can't Get Next to You

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Author: Chicki Brown
Published By: C. B.
Age Recommended:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

Review:

"I Can't Get Next to You"by Chicki Brown was another one of Ms. Brown's novels
that didn't disappoint me. This novel deals with two people Tamyra Allen  and
Rick Gardner who were from different backgrounds, career goals and even religious views  that all comes  together in this well written read. How Ms. Brown was able to bring these two people together that fell in love was simply a work of art especially with all of their obstacles that would certainly keep them apart. Now, this is where I say you must pick of this wonderful novel to see how
this all will turn out for Tamyra and Rick.

This author is a very good storyteller that brings in drama, love and the characters being in a three  dimensional...filled with a christian based novel that will only leave you with a very  satisfied read. There will be a christian message that will start at the beginning of thi…