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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

5 Wine Glass #Review of Dance of the Heart by Lisa Kessler


Dance of the Heart (The Muse Chronicles Book 6) by [Kessler, Lisa]Title: Dance of the Heart
Series: Muse Chronicles #6
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle (159 pages)
Published: June 18, 2018 (Lisa’s Lair)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

He's willing to lay down his life, to save hers...

Tera Muldoon not only runs her own dance studio, but she's also secretly the human vessel for the Muse of Dance. Having her name at the top of an immortal's hitlist isn't helping her social anxiety issues, but everything changes the day she hires a bodyguard.

Gavin Thompson is the best at what he does, and when his security company is hired to protect a dance instructor, he thinks it's business as usual. But no one warned him being with Tera would blur the lines between personal and professional interests. What started out as a job might be his only chance at a future he never dreamed possible.

They just need to live to see it.

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."

Linda's Thoughts:
“Dance with me.”

#CoverReveal of Memento Mori by Lexi Blake

Memento Mori 
(Masters and Mercenaries: The Forgotten #1)
by Lexi Blake 
Kindle Edition, 452 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by DLZ Entertainment, LLC

#Spotlight on Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis

36260406Rainy Day Friends 
(Wildstone #2)
by Jill Shalvis
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 0062448145
Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis' moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.

Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person?  Can she even trust herself?

Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.

Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3 Wine Glass #Review of Magic Unmasked by Megan Crewe


39886454Title: Magic Unmasked: A Conspiracy of Magic Prequel Novella
Series: Conspiracy of Magic # 0.5
Author: Megan Crewe
Format: Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published: April 30th 2018 by Another World Press (first published April 19th 2018)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon 
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Instafreebie
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The wall between mages and the magicless is about to be broken...

Growing up in Manhattan's secret community of mages, 17-year-old Jonathan Lockwood has always seen his family as one of the enlightened ones, regularly campaigning to integrate with the so-called "Dulls" and offer their talents to the wider world. But when a looming disaster threatens hundreds of lives, he watches his parents bow to the pressure to stay silent. Horrified, he resolves to intervene himself.

Jonathan's mission leads him to a chance encounter with Amy, a girl who should be Dull but has a clear affinity for magic. As they struggle to tackle the impending threat, he introduces her to the world he knows is rightfully hers. The closer Jonathan and Amy become, the more he finds himself losing his heart—and his certainty about the rules he's broken. The greater good may come at a price more painful than he ever expected to pay.

Set four decades before the Conspiracy of Magic trilogy, Magic Unmasked offers a glimpse into a critical turning point in magical history—events that set the stage for Rocío and Finn's ordeals.

Linda's Thoughts:

She stared at the leaf in her hands and then at me. “What the hell was that?”
“That was you,” I said. “You’re magic.”

#Spotlight on Cowboy SEAL Redemption by Nicole Helm + #Giveaway

36365765Cowboy SEAL Redemption 
(Navy SEAL Cowboys #2)
by Nicole Helm
Mass Market Paperback, 327 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Original TitleCowboy SEAL Redemption
ISBN 1492641561
Three former Navy SEALs
Injured in the line of duty
Desperate for a new beginning...
Searching for a place to call their own.

Jack Armstrong's been slowly piecing his life back together after a career-ending injury bounced him from the SEALs. The only trouble is, his family's on their way to his new haven in Montana...and Jack refuses to let them know he's still hurting. Desperate, he makes a deal with local bad girl Rose Rogers: in exchange for some extra security, she'll play the perfect loving girlfriend.

Rose doesn't trust any man, much less some tough-as-nails former SEAL. But the more they settle into their ruse, the more things start to feel real, and the more Rose's true fear surfaces―that she'll never be good enough for love. But Jack isn't about to lose Rose. He's done running when things get tough, and he's determined to prove―once and for all―that even the most troubled hearts can find their way to redemption.

Monday, June 18, 2018

5 Wine Glass #Review of Knights of Stone: Calum by Lisa Carlisle


35296200Title: Knights of Stone: Calum
Series: Highland Gargoyles #5
Author: Lisa Carlisle
Format: Kindle Edition, 185 pages
Published: June 20th 2017(Amazon Digital Services LLC)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

When a short-term mission turns into a battle between love and duty...
Calum lives for thrills both on and off stage as lead singer of the Knights of Stone. During a night flight, he witnesses a dragon chasing a pegasus and his gargoyle instincts kick in. When the rescued pegasus turns out to be a beautiful shifter named Arielle, he sets off on a dangerous mission to help her.

Arielle never should have wandered from her pegasi herd. Not only did she attract the attention of a dragon who wants to steal her magic, but they've ended up lost in another realm. If she even makes it through the night, how will she ever return home?

Calum and Arielle's chance encounter in the Scottish Highlands turns into something more. Can Calum help Arielle return to her realm, when he wants to convince her to stay?

Linda's Thoughts:
She’s fighting for her life; He’s fighting to protect her.

“Do – do you – ah – think we should be doing this?”
Her mouth drew his attention. He moved one hand up to cup her cheek and then tipped her head back. She stared back at him, eyes half-closed and darkened with need. Placing his hand behind her neck, he whispered, “Aye.”