Gone Without a Trace Book Review *Mary Torjussen*...

May 31, 2017 by

  No one ever disappears completely… You leave for work one morning. Another day in your normal life. Until you come home to discover that your boyfriend has gone. His belongings have disappeared. He hasn’t been at work for weeks. It’s as if he never existed. But that’s not possible, is it? And there is worse still to come. Because just as you are searching for him someone is also watching you.   Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen is an intriguing mystery thriller with a narrator who may or may not be reliable ala Gone Girl. You will keep guessing to the very end on whether the missing boyfriend is indeed missing or mentally terrorizing the heroine. Or maybe another sinister person is responsible? Readers will probably enjoy this roller coaster read,...

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Pipe Dreams Book Review *Sarina Bowen*...

May 26, 2017 by

  Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right. Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true. Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the dark-eyed goalie. When the...

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Behind the Curtain Book Review *Beth Kery*...

May 10, 2017 by

  There’s something about this woman… On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago—and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s soon transfixed by the lyrical voice and sensuous body of a woman who performs behind a thin, shimmering veil… …That could bring a man to his knees. The veil gives Moroccan American Laila Barek the anonymity she needs since she has never been able to reconcile her family’s values with her passion for music. But one man is inexplicably drawn to her. And when Asher confronts her on a subway platform after a gig, he’s shocked to recognize the woman who walked away from him nine years ago… Laila has never been able to...

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Guest Author Post: Behind the Curtain: One Story About Writing Diversity in Romance By Beth Kery...

Apr 28, 2017 by

Previously, I have written books where the hero and heroine were of different races, but it wasn’t necessarily a major issue to the story. When I went to write Behind the Curtain, I knew I wanted to explore a romantic relationship where the differences between the hero and heroine’s race, religion and culture were integral to the plot and conflict of the story. Behind the Curtain possesses all the hallmarks of a traditional romance, but these differences are crucial to the conflict of the love story and the development of the characters. I think one of the anxiety provoking things for an author about writing a character that comes from a different race, religion or background than our own is that we’re afraid of getting it wrong, and being disrespectful. The myth goes: You...

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Hard Hitter Book Review *Sarina Bowen*...

Jan 6, 2017 by

  As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O’Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O’Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist. After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O’Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O’Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good…   . Hard...

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