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Dare: The 9th installment in Chloe Daniels (Chloe Daniels Mysteries) by Deidra D. S. Green

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"Murder is not always intentional, but it’s still considered murder. Shane Budrow was out for a good time, doing something he loved, racing his 2017 candy apple red mustang. The countdown was on. The ticker showed red, then yellow, and everything paused. For Shane all background noise ceased; the crowd faded into midnight blackness and his opponent wilted into nothingness. But one moment of braggadocios behavior would change the fate of Shane Budrow and his arch rival, James Summers, forever. The question on everyone’s lips was whether the death of one of the young racers truly an accident, or was there something more?"

Title:  Dare
Author:  Deidra D. S. Green
Publisher:  Rathsi Publishing Presents
Series:  The 9th installment in Chloe Daniels (Chloe Daniels Mysteries)
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean 
Rating: Five
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"Dare" by Deidra D. S. Green

My Thoughts.....

As this 9th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mysteries we get some more new chara…

Snatched: The 8th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series (The Chloe Daniels Mysteries) by Deidra D. S. Green

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"We’ve all seen them. The faded ribbons tied around the old oak tree. Pieces of paper stapled to a weather worn light pole, flapping in the wind, trying to get your attention. We’ve all seen a picture on the back of a milk carton, listing demographics and sometimes a reward to suggest, whoever is paying attention, someone is missing. I’m looking for this person. If you see them, would you call this number?
We’ve all seen them. Chloe Daniels and Detective Michael Phillips saw them, too. And now the epidemic of kids being snatched off the streets of Atlanta has gained national attention. The missing… A striking reminder of skeletons in Chloe’s own closet. Will the missing children of Atlanta be found? Find out in the 8th installment of the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series."

Title:  Snatched Author:  Deidra D. S. Green Publisher: Rathsi Publishing Presents Series:   The 8th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series (The Chloe Daniels Mysteries)   Review…

Blaze: The 7th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series (The Chloe Daniels Mysteries) by Deidra D. S. Green

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"Fire… It was the common denominator…
Jeremiah was a pyromaniac, fascinated by fire. Jeremiah’s father? Died by the hands of the heated flame. Jeremiah’s mother? Suspected of igniting the blaze that killed his father. Trent Morrison III and Holly Jefferson had a son. That son was Jeremiah…
Their son was not formed in love. His existence was a constant reminder of betrayal, revenge, and deceit. Brutality birthed Jeremiah into the world; a world he desired to set ablaze.
Fans of the Twisted Sister Series will have their passions reawakened when reading, BLAZE, the 7th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mysteries."

Title:  Blaze Author:  Deidra D. S. Green Publisher:  Rathsi Publishing Presents Series:  The 7th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series (The Chloe Daniels Mysteries)  Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean      Rating:  Five Review:
"Blaze" by Deidra D. S. Green
My Thoughts.....

Another good mystery, thriller and suspenseful series.  A…

Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper

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"Beloved author Molly Harper launches a brand-new contemporary romance series, Southern Eclectic, with this story of a big-city party planner who finds true love in a small Georgia town.

Nestled on the shore of Lake Sackett, Georgia is the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. (What, you have a problem with one-stop shopping?) Two McCready brothers started two separate businesses in the same building back in 1928, and now it’s become one big family affair. And true to form in small Southern towns, family business becomes everybody’s business.

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot’s rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society, and made elegance and glamour her business. She’s riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she’s blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start—and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a t…

Fever (Falling For A Rose Book 4) by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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"Embarking on a new journey, Santana Summers wants nothing more than to enjoy her new city, new friends, and new career. But when one of those friends is one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors, Santana finds herself getting more than she ever bargained for.

Being the youngest of seven brothers, Josiah Alexander Rose is the quintessential playboy. He is not interested in settling down until his father gives him a proposition he cannot refuse. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, but to execute it, dear old dad wants Josiah to settle down, show some responsibility and gain a wife. Josiah thinks the idea is absurd until he and Santana come up with a plan that just may land Josiah that coveted position.

It is the perfect solution, and things go well until what was intended to be an arrangement turns into many nights of unabashed passion. With each growing day, emotions mix and the lines of the pretentious and reality are blurred. Will Santana be foolish enough …

White Male by Kim J. West

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"There’ll be lovemaking and heartbreaking… 



I left Los Angeles, hoping for a new start in Atlanta, Georgia. When I began a new job my new boss, Jonathan Carter the billionaire heir to the Strauss Carter fortune, was determined to make my life hell. When I found out how he really felt, I knew I was too damaged to let him into my life; I had trusted before and the pain of the past seeped into my future. I was determined to run yet Jonathan was determined to pursue me; but I knew that we faced insurmountable challenges that would eventually rip us apart.~Lena.

Sensual, intense, heartbreaking, romantic. Lena and Jonathan’s story will take you through an addictive journey of discovering the pain and pleasure of interracial love. "

Title:  White Male Author:  Kim J. West Publisher:  Kim J. West Publications Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"White Male" by Kim J. West
My Thoughts....

If you are looking for a hot and steamy romantic rea…

Dangerous Bonds by Shani Greene-Dowdell

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"Kemara wants nothing more than a quiet, simple life. In her experience, relationships are anything but simple. However, when she meets the Channing, her convenience store hero, she can’t help but long for a life that’s a bit more…complicated.

From the moment Channing lays eyes on Kemara, he knows he has to have her no matter what it takes. Given his affiliations with a white supremacy group, getting with a black woman is going to take quite a lot. But what could he say? She’s the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen and the heart has no biases.

Channing’s stone cold heart is melting.
Kemara’s warm embrace may be his undoing."


TitleDangerous Bonds Author:  Shani Greene-Dowdell Publisher:  Nayberry Publications  Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Dangerous Bonds" by Shani Greene-Dowdell
My Thoughts.....
This was quite a interesting read that this author presents as we are presented with Channing and Kemara that dealt with 'rac…

A Christmas Affair by Jodi Thomas

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"A shy soul and an adventurous heart. As the holidays approach, can they find happiness together?

Maria Anne Davis was on her way to an exciting career as a chef in Dallas, until a terrible car accident left her blind. Ever resilient, Maria has reinvented her life on her own terms, starting a business out of her home kitchen, selling her jams and jellies to the local grocery.

Maria loves romance novels, and despite her bold spirit, she fears she’ll never have a big love affair like ones her heroines experience. That is, until she realizes how much she cares about the quiet Wes Whitman, the owner of the grocery.

Wes can’t keep Maria’s wildly popular jam on his shelves—just like he can’t keep the fierce, beautiful Maria out of his thoughts. But how could a firecracker like Maria come to love a shy, nervous man like him? Maybe all they need is a grand affair. Wes needs to convince Maria that some affairs last forever, though—just in time for Christmas.:

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Catching The Player by Diane Alberts

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"It all started with a bet…

Kassidy Thomas decided to stop hiding behind her past, and start living, but she didn’t quite bet on that start including her singing a horrible song in front of the handsomest bachelor in the NFL, Wyatt Hamilton. She also doesn’t think he’d then consequently ask her out on a date, but turns out when you’re actually living life…crazy things happen.

He needs to win…

Wyatt Hamilton is a player in every sense of the word. Married to the game, he has no interest in relationships, love, or even second nights with the same woman. But from the second the girl-next-door beauty Kassidy knocks on his door to deliver a singing telegram, nothing goes as planned. He can’t stop thinking about her, and keeps showing up on her doorstep for more. That is, until the unthinkable happens…"

Title  Catching The Player Author:  Diane Alberts Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC Series:  Hamilton Family #3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review:

When a Stranger Comes... by Karen S. Bell

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"Satisfying one's greed can come at a devilishly high cost.

Achieving what you crave can also bring the terrifying fear of losing it. For Alexa Wainwright, this truth has become her nightmare. Born Gladys Lipschitz, the daughter of an unwed Soviet-era Jewish immigrant, she was beyond thrilled and amazed when her debut novel, A Foregone Conclusion, soared to number one on the bestseller's list and became an international sensation. The accompanying fame and riches were beyond her expectations. Unfortunately, her subsequent work has yet to achieve the same reception by critics and readers. Yes, they have sold well based on her name recognition, but she dreads the possibility of becoming a mid-list author forgotten and ignored. She vows to do whatever it takes to attain the heady ego-stroking success of her debut. But is she really?

Witnessing an out-of-the-blue lightning bolt whose giant tendrils spread over the blue sky and city streets below her loft wi…

Hope at Christmas A Novel by Nancy Naigle

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"Nancy Naigle delivers a heartwarming Christmas story that proves you can always go home again.
Sydney Ragsdale is looking for a fresh start far away from her controlling ex-husband and the self-doubt that has plagued her since the divorce. Returning to her childhood home in Hopewell, North Carolina is just what her soul needs. Praying some Christmas magic will follow her she moves with her daughter to a farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. While there Sydney finds solace working at The Book Bea, her favorite bookstore.
Single dad Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. He is also the towns best kept secret—he has been playing Santa since his son was born twelve years ago. Mac loves the enchantment of the season and wants his son to share in his joy.
When a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is a…

Tempted & Taken Men of Haven Series, #4 by Rhenna Morgan

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DescriptionLive hard, f*ck harder and make their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six Men of Haven bleed by: taking what they want, always watching each other's backs and loving the women they claim with unyielding tenderness and fierce passion.

There's no code Knox Torren can't break. He knows no limits when it comes to uncovering intel, especially on anyone who crosses his family. But a skip tracer with a sketchy history presents a puzzle he can't solve. When he finally meets the statuesque blonde with the intoxicating Russian accent, he'll try anything to unearth her secrets.
Darya Volkova has been living under an assumed identity for years. Searching for a job that will take her out of the dangerous life she's built, she has her sights set on Knox: the best hacker in the business. From their first meeting, though, something far more intimate than a professional connection develops.
Darya must overcome sti…

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

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"Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy.
Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family.
Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a fam…

Deck The Halls By: Donna Alward

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"A Darling, VT Christmas Romance Novella With shades of It’s a Wonderful Life, one man must face his past to find his future this Christmas. In the last year, George's life has drastically changed. The formerly homeless veteran now has a job he likes, a family in the residents of Darling, VT, and for the first time in years, a home. But while his present is good, he's still haunted by the past, a past that appears shortly before Christmas when the older sister of his brother-in-arms hunts him down and finds him in Darling, working at the Ladybug Garden Center. Amy’s looking for closure for her family after her brother's death in the Middle East, but the serious man she finds working in Vermont doesn’t resemble the soldier she remembers from years before. This man is hardened and yet somehow fragile, too, and in her desire to find out what really happened to her brother, she learns more about George than she ever expected. With a little Christmas …

With This Christmas Ring By: Manda Collins

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"A wallflower determined to fulfill a dying promise, the rogue she jilted years ago, and an orphaned baby are all brought together amidst the magic of Christmas in this new novella from Manda Collins. Miss Merry Parks makes a deathbed promise to a school friend that her infant daughter will be taken to her absent father. There’s only one problem—to find the baby’s father, she’ll have to consult his cousin, Viscount Wrotham, the man she jilted five years ago. The man she couldn’t forget. Alex Ponsonby, Viscount Wrotham, is stunned to find Merry Parks—looking more lovely than ever--on his doorstep with an infant in her arms. His shock soon turns to dismay when he learns his own cousin William is the man who abandoned his wife and child. As head of the family he’s duty bound to see right is done. But he can't let this opportunity pass. He’ll take Merry and the baby to his cousin, but he’ll woo her back in the process. Merry agrees to travel with Alex and the…

Eidolon: Wraith Kings, Book 2 Grace Draven

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"Eidolon is the sequel to Radiance and book two in the Wraith Kings series.
In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis unleashes a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by a diseased darkness. His human wife Ildiko must decide if she will give up the man she loves in order to save his throne. Three kingdoms on the verge of war must unite to save each other, and a one-eyed, reluctant king will raise an army of the dead to challenge an army of the damned. A tale of alliance and sacrifice."

Title:  Eidolon
Author: Grace Draven
Publisher:  G. D.
Series:  Wraith Kings, Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Eidolon" by Grace Draven

My Synopsis....

I really liked this sequel that continued on featuring Brishen, Ildiko, Anhuset and a some more characters [Wraith Kings] with their own personalities that will keep you turning th…

His Convenient Husband by Robin Covington

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"NFL football player Isaiah Blackwell lost his husband three years ago and is raising their teen son alone. He lives his life as quietly as his job allows, playing ball to support his family but trying not to draw unwanted attention. His quiet life is shaken up when a mutual friend introduces him to Victor, a visiting principal ballet dancer who is everything Isaiah is not.
Victor Aleksandrov has applied for political asylum to avoid returning to Russia, where gay men are targeted and persecuted. He’s been outspoken about gay rights in his home country, and if he doesn’t get asylum, going back to Russia is a death sentence.
Their one-night stand turns into a tentative friendship, a relationship they both agree is temporary... until Victor’s denied asylum. Isaiah can’t offer Victor a happily ever after, but he can propose something that’ll keep Victor in the US and safe... marriage He just doesn’t expect his new husband to dance away with his heart."
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The Christmas Room By: Catherine Anderson

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"The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun holiday cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption....   Widow Maddie McLendon has uprooted her life to move to Rustlers Gulch with her son and grandson. But as a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon, contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds.... Since his wife died six years ago, millionaire rancher Sam Conacher has been content to wallow in his grief alone while keeping a tight rein on his twenty-six-year-old daughter. But now the girl has gone and fallen in love with his foolish new neighbor’s no-good son.... Maddie and Sam will never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other’s souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they’ll discover that an open heart is the biggest gift of all...."

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Mind Games by Stevie Turner

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"Frances Andrews is sick of her husband Martin’s addiction to pornography, and has lost her trust in him. Martin views porn as a harmless pastime, but when Frances threatens to leave, he is distraught and begs her to go with him for marriage guidance therapy. Counsellor Rhona suggests they take a holiday in the first instance, and start talking to one another again. Frances just wants out of the marriage, but finally agrees to go on a cruise…as long as they have separate cabins.

Told from both Frances and Martin’s perspectives, Mind Games shines a light on the effect that an addiction to pornography can have on a previously happy marriage."

Title:  Mind Games Author:  Stevie Turner Publisher:  KDP Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean   Rating:  Four Review"
"Mind Games" by Stevie Turner

My Thoughts.....

After a 35 year marriage it looks like this wife has had enough of her husbands addiction to porn and want a divorce.  Now, to fully understand what…

218 First Hugs (First #3) by E.L. Todd

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"He won't let me date anyone because he's the biggest cockblock in the world.

He still calls me his wife even though I don't remember our wedding day.

He said he'll never give up on me. Not now. Not ever.

Somehow, I forgave him for what he did in the past. But I'm not sure if I can do it again.

But he's not giving me much choice."

Title:  218 First Hugs Author:  E. L. Todd Publisher:  E.L.T.  Oct 10, 2017 Series:  First # 3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"218 First Hugs" by E. L. Todd
My Thoughts.....

What a very interesting ending to a truly good series.  There were so many twist and turns that will put one on quite a emotional ride as you read through this series.  I would definitely suggest that you start with the first two series so you will know what all has gone on earlier in this whole captivating story.   All of the characters from Bree, Cypress, Amelia, Ace, Blade, Celeste to even Evan were all …

The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain by Tonya Barbee

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"The Little Girl Inside is a prolific story of triumph and discovery of inner peace. With each page, the reader will be captivated while the author uses the writing pen as a sowing tool – seaming a garment of praise, banner of victory, fabric of joy. With imaginative color, the book is a perfectly designed combination of patterns expressing the maturation of a woman. A uniquely designed transparent jewel every woman should own in her jewelry box, The Little Girl Inside is a ministry resource tool for women in search for transparency in the human heart. The author shows us how to overcome the inner battle of doing the right thing the wrong way; going from finding love in all the wrong places to allowing loving to be revealed in the right time and in the right place. A thought-provoking piece of art, this book will make us laugh, cry and reflect. This book cannot be read with a natural eye but one of discernment as the author reveals the hidden treasures buried…

A Season of You By: Emma Douglas

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"It's Christmastime in the quaint island town of Cloud Bay, where love is always in season... Will Fraser has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina's husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she'd want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he's kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina's heart. . . Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she's kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can't quite get him out of her mind. As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay's first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her…

Christmas at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer

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"The best gift of all is the one you share with someone else. . .

From the moment he strode through the iron gate and into the offices of Two Love Lane on a crisp December day, it was obvious that Deacon Banks was something different. He wasn't a Charleston native, not with that adorable Yankee accent. And unlike the usual client at the elegant matchmaking agency, he had no interest in finding a woman to marry--just a few no-strings dates while he was in town.

Macy Frost takes her professional services very seriously--how could she not, when she's rumored to be a direct descendant of Cupid? Tech entrepreneur Deacon says he's just trying to make his social-climbing aunt happy by being seen out and about with a few prominent beauties, but Macy insists she can make her client fall in love...for real. And Deacon can't help but think she might be right. As charming as the palmetto trees and magnificent harbor may be, it's the beautiful, breat…