Friday, January 17, 2020

The Girlfriend Rescue (Disaster City Search and Rescue) by Jenna Brandt

The Girlfriend Rescue

A search and rescue cop training to become a K-9 handler, a lovely dispatcher who always has his back, and an earthquake that threatens to tear them apart…

Officer Ted Hendricks has been biding his time, locating missing skiers and hikers for three years in Colorado, while waiting for a chance to become a K-9 handler. When a spot opens up at the Disaster City Search and Rescue facility in Texas, he jumps at the chance to go, even though it means leaving his girlfriend behind.

Dispatcher Deanna Harper had one strict rule — never date a cop. That all changed when she got to know Ted Hendricks. He was the only single officer in the department who didn’t hit on her, which made him all the more appealing. When he decides to travel across the country to train as a K-9 handler, she decides he’s worth taking a chance on a long distance relationship.

When Ted’s team is deployed to help in the aftermath of an earthquake in Colorado, Ted finds out that Deanna was in the epicenter. Can Ted find Deanna in time to save her? Will Deanna be able to survive until he does? And if they reunite, will they find a way to be together despite the distance between them?

About Jenna Brandt

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She has been an avid reader since she could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. Jenna has been published in several newspapers as well as edited for multiple papers and graduated with her BA in English from Bethany College where she was the Editor-in-Chief of her college newspaper. Her first blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox as well as featured on the ABC News and Good Morning America websites.

Writing is her passion but she also enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading, and spending time with her three young daughters and husband who are the inspiration behind lots of her characters. She enjoys living in the Central Valley of California and spending summers on the Central Coast. She's active in her local church where she volunteers on their first impressions team as well as in the crisis care ministry.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Racing the Whirlwind by January Bain

Welcome to the book tour for Racing the Whirlwind by January Bain! Check out an excerpt from this third romantic suspense novel in her TETRAD Group series and then be sure to follow the tour for more! Leave comments and questions along the way and then be sure to enter the giveaway!

Book three in the TETRAD Group series

Alysia has spent the last ten years avoiding relationships, but the night her life implodes, she meets Nick. Now all bets are off.

Haunted by her past, Alysia’s desperate for answers. She needs Nick and the group sworn to aid those unable to go to the law for help, because TETRAD will do what law enforcement cannot or will not—believe her when she says she knows who’s after her.

My name is Nick Wheeler and I’m with TETRAD, where I use my unusual skillset to best advantage. But what I didn’t expect is to become involved with a trauma nurse, or for it to become so deadly, with the stakes rising hour by hour.

I’m Alysia Rossini. One look at Nick Wheeler and I know he’s the one to help me forget the past. But is it fair to expose him to such danger? And will I live long enough for the chance to be with him?

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Alysia Rossini peered through the windshield of her Dodge RAM at the weather, which was growing fouler by the second. Her hands were clamped so tight to the steering wheel that her knuckles ached. The painted lines delineating the watery pavement had long vanished. Desperate to keep the vehicle on the road, she leaned in closer to the dash, her clothes damp and clammy from the perspiration that trickled down her spine. She had the wipers cranked to their highest setting, yet they were unable to keep up with the deluge of sleeting rain lashing the thick glass in heavy gusts. Her stomach churned with worry and the terrible sense of foreboding disquiet that had crept in during the hour-long journey, fueled by her intense isolation.

The hazy, gray, uncaring Cascade Mountains stretched out for hundreds of kilometers in all directions, looking like a distant planet. Driving home alone made Alysia hesitant to pull over. It was just as easy to get rear-ended on this treacherous highway as not. And that vehicle following behind was stalking too damn close. The driver needed their fucking head examined.

A few more tense kilometers inched by, Alysia clenching her hands tight to the wheel and flicking her glance at the rear-view mirror every few seconds. Her reduced speed kept her from hydroplaning the four-wheel-drive truck but increased the length of time with the idiot on her tail.

Finally, the squall began to ease, the lights of the vehicle behind her becoming more than just two white eyes glaring through the mist. Rolling her head from side to side, she worked to loosen the tenseness of her shoulders. The harsh reality of her twenty-four-hour work day followed by a visit with her friend Kate flashed through her mind, bringing with it added sadness and desperation—and an even more acute sense of isolation.

She shook her head, trying to shake the memories free. Reliving a nightmare loop never solved a damn thing. What she needed most was a drink. Ease from the pain of the job and Kate’s devastating illness. Thank goodness it wasn’t far to the gas station. She sped up, pressing her foot down on the pedal. The lights of the forecourt beckoned just ahead, sanctuary in a storm.

Oh, God no. The SUV following too damn close fishtailed in her rear-view mirror. It swayed side to side in a macabre dance, jerking back and forth like an artful pickpocket escaping the hands of justice. In slow motion, Alysia took in the horror of the vehicle beginning its death roll. It spun out of control, end over end, then came to rest on the side of the highway, belching billows of smoke.

January Bain has wished on every falling star, every blown-out birthday candle, and every coin thrown in a fountain to be a storyteller. To share the tales of high adventure, mysteries, and full blown thrillers she has dreamed of all her life. The story you now have in your hands is the compilation of a lot of things manifesting itself for this special series. Hundreds of hours spent researching the unusual and the mundane have come together to create books that features strong women who live life to the fullest, wild adventures full of twists and unforeseen turns, and hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks. She can only hope her stories will capture your imagination.

If you are looking for January Bain, you can find her hard at work every morning without fail in her office with her furry baby, Ling Ling. And, of course, she’s married to the most romantic man! Who once famously remarked to her inquiry about buying fresh flowers for their home every week, “Give me one good reason why not?” Leaving her speechless and knocking her head against the proverbial wall for being so darn foolish. She loves flowers.

If you wish to connect in the virtual world she is easily found on Facebook. Oh, and she loves to talk books…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Review of Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green

Welcome to the book blast for Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green! Today I have a sneak peek into this story, as well as my personal thoughts about it. Be sure to follow the tour for more excerpts and reviews and let the author what you think along the way. And of course, be sure to enter the great giveaway at the end!

Spring at the Little Duck Pond Cafe

Fleeing from a romance gone wrong, Ellie Farmer arrives in the pretty village of Sunnybrook, hoping for a brand new start that most definitely does not include love!

Following an unscheduled soak in the village duck pond, she meets Sylvia, who runs the Little Duck Pond Cafe. Renting the flat above the cafe seems like the answer to Ellie's prayers. It's only for six months, which will give her time to sort out her life, far away from cheating boyfriend Richard.

But is running away from your past ever really the answer?

Clashing with the mysterious and brooding Zak Chamberlain, an author with a bad case of writer's block, is definitely not what Ellie needs right now. And then there's Sylvia, who's clinging so hard to her past, she's in danger of losing the quaint but run-down cafe altogether.

Can Ellie find the answers she desperately needs in Sunnybrook? And will she be able to help save Sylvia's Little Duck Pond Cafe from closure?

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I have never climbed a tree in my life.

But I suppose there’s a first time for everything.

It’s a gaspingly cold mid-January morning with an ice-blue sky overhead – not exactly the ideal conditions in which to be lurking on the pavement outside a stranger’s house, nervously eyeing up the oak tree in their garden.

Camera gripped in my freezing hands, I stamp my feet and blow out misty breath as I psyche myself up to be bold. I’ve driven sixty miles from Newtown, where I live, to the pretty, chocolate-box village of Sunnybrook in Surrey – with the ultimate goal of climbing this very tree and taking photos of the view from up there.

The tree is almost exactly how I pictured it in my imagination – old and gnarled with broad, evenly-spaced branches. My eye homes in on one branch in particular. It reaches out to the left, a little over six feet from the ground; the perfect place to sit and gaze out over the village green and the duck pond. (As I knew it would be.)

Tears fill my eyes. But I’m smiling, too.

It’s all in a good cause.

Stop dithering and just do it!

When I push it open, the garden gate swings inwards without creaking and the windows remain blank. I drop my bag by the gate and head for the tree.

It’s amazing how fear can give you almost super-human powers. Under normal circumstances, I’d need someone to give me a bunk-up into this tree. But today, with adrenalin pumping through my system, I manage to swing myself up there with no problems at all . . .

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**My thoughts**
I fell for Ellie right out of the gate because she manages to get herself into all kinds of embarrassing scrapes in the first few minutes of the story. I felt like we were kindred spirits. And then her life really starts to fall apart when she realizes she has to break things off with her cheating boyfriend. Plus her mother is suffering from early onset Alzheimer's and Ellie is understandably struggling with that. I don't have the misfortune of a recently cheating boyfriend, but I did recently lose my mother to Alzheimer's. So I understand Ellie's turmoil in these early days. And I need to note it because it is going to be a big factor in the plot of this book and subsequent books in the series, but isn't in the blurb.

Ellie is fortunate to literally fall into a new life in this small town of Sunnybrook. She thinks it is going to be temporary, but you know she is going to get sucked in to the small town life and all of the quirky new friends she is able to make. I want to hang out with these women and feel like they are going to be able to teach each other a lot in spite of their age differences. Plus when you have a hottie writer like Zak right there, how could you want to leave? He has his own damaged past and secrets, but I feel like the two of them could make things work and really heal each other.

I was slightly unsure about how I was going to feel when this story started. But then I found myself getting completely sucked in to all of their lives and was disappointed when I got to the end. I am glad to see that there is a whole series to follow this one and will likely continue on with it as time allows.

Thank you to the author and Goddess Fish for providing me a review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Rosie Green

Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.

Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.

Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Spring at the Little Duck Pond Café is the first in Rosie’s brand new series of novellas centred around life in a village café. Each novella is a ‘stand-alone’ read.

You can connect with Rosie Green on Twitter: @Rosie_Green1988

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Wedding Day Romance (A Heartwarming WWBM BMWW Interracial Romance) by Frank Robinson

Wedding Day Romance

…………and a face handsome enough to give a young Denzel Washington a run for his money.

When a tall, dark and muscular police detective steps up to save Kellie from her creepy ex-boyfriend stalker, she quickly realizes that the worst dance student she has ever had is also her best chance at true love.

In this captivating interracial romance story, a beautiful and limber dance instructor named Kellie moved to Chicago to start over after a nasty breakup that left her heart in pieces. African American Chicago police detective Jacob Evans tragically lost his big-hearted partner Tom in a brutal shootout. A new country music fan thanks to his fallen partner, Jake has a daunting promise to keep - learn line dancing (which was one of Tom's passions) and stick with it long enough to enter a dance contest. The problem is… Jake can't dance a step.

When Jake comes into Kellie's dance studio one rainy evening to sign up for lessons, their burdens feel lighter the moment they look into each other's eyes. But, their road to romance is a rocky one. Jake's two left feet can improve with practice, but Kellie's past will not let her go.

Wedding Day Romance is a heartwarming story of interracial love and passion, with plenty of BMWW WWBM Romance scenes and ex-boyfriend drama to keep you turning pages until you reach the climax of this rewarding 'Happily Ever After' Romance novelette.

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About Frank Robinson

Frank is an author, musician, songwriter and video producer with a passion for writing books and songs.

Romance books written by Frank are:

Christmas New York (originally titled New York At Christmastime)

Wedding Day Romance (originally titled Let's Dance On Our Wedding Day)

Hollywood Adventures:The Gardener's Tale

Hollywood Adventures:The Nurse's Tale (A Modern Romance)

Hollywood Adventures:The Handyman's Tale (A Romantic Thriller)

From Friends To Lovers

Other books written by Frank:

"Into The Travellers World" was Franks first book, a science fiction short story, based on the Mountain Rio song The Traveller, this was launched in June 2016.

Chevro's Month On Earth - A science fiction short read

The Adventures Of Bobby The Bedlington Terrier:Bobby And The Kidnap Plot
The Adventures Of Bobby The Bedlington Terrier:Bobby And The UFO
The Adventures Of Bobby The Bedlington Terrier:Bobby And The Disguised Woman

Frank writes songs in many different genres and promotes his country songs under the alias of Mountain Rio. All Mountain Rio songs are recorded in Nashville by producer Stacy Hogan and feature the wonderful vocals of Mike Lusk.

Other aliase’s Frank releases his songs under are Athenos, The Amazing Doctor Love, Tinsel, Mixed Bag, The Snowmen and Franchesco De Rosa. All of Frank's songs are released on the Mountain Rio label and are available to download from all major online stores.

Frank has had a number of hits in The Official European Independent Music Chart. The highest entry to date was in December 2015 when his song Babes, a pop/dance track, featuring The Amazing Doctor Love reached number two.

Frank worked in the UK Railway industry for 42 years before retiring in October 2015.
To find out more about what Frank is up to these days, check out his website.

You can also hear more of his music and see a selection of videos on the website.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Review of Murder at a Reunion (Ridgeway Rescue Mysteries #8) by P. Creeden

Murder at a Reunion

Colby invites Emma to attend his high school reunion, along with both Gabby and Molly. The night couldn't be more perfect... until they stumble upon a murder...

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**My thoughts**
Hey! Colby is finally asking out Emma! We knew that it was coming, but, you know. Well, sort of. Colby asks Emma to go to his reunion with him, and of course there is a murder. And of course, Emma solves it super quickly. 

I would say I probably read this one in like 15 minutes. But this one had more substance to the story and was not the culprit I initially suspected.

Thank you to the author and Promotional Book Tours for a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Review of The Santa Trial by Tess Thompson

The Santa Trial

Neither Ryan nor Rena is thrilled about jury duty. He's a widower with a small daughter who needs him. She's a struggling single woman who can't afford to miss a day's pay. But when they spot each other across the courtroom, suddenly jury duty doesn't seem like such a burden after all. Together with their fellow jurors, they must decide the fate of a defendant who believes he's Santa. It's a seemingly unromantic task for two infatuated strangers, but love could find a way with a little help from the magic of Christmas. Like a stocking stuffed with all the special treats of the season, this Tess Thompson novella is as sweet as sugar plums and as satisfying as a batch of fresh, warm cookies.

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**My thoughts**
This story is one that will make your heart swell, bring tears to your eyes, and leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling at the same time. I reread it every year because it is one of my favorites by this author.

Morgan's mom died when she was just a baby. So she writes a letter to Santa asking for a new mommy. 

Morgan's father Ryan is selected to be on a jury. So is Rena, who works in Ryan's building and who finds him very attractive. The defendant is accused of breaking and entering and happens to look exactly like Santa Claus. Oh yeah, and it's four days before Christmas. 

The two end up spending some time together during the trial and the magic begins. Romance is in the air. You will believe in Christmas magic again. Hey Hallmark, here's one for you to adapt into a holiday classic movie!

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101 Tips for Helping With Your Child's Learning by Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana

“Studies have shown that children are more active and successful in school when parents are interested in their learning and homework.”

In 101 Tips for Helping With Your Child’s Learning, author Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana provides valuable teaching resources and study tips to parents, which she learned in over a decade helping children and their parents with school success, faster reading and accelerated learning.

In this helpful kids behavior improvement guide, you will learn powerful methods any parent can use to raise intelligent kids, with advanced study skills and reading comprehension abilities:
  • How to improve grades and keep kids more interested in school
  • How to use positive parenting and reassurance to help children learn faster
  • How parents can recognize clues that a child needs additional help in school
  • Proven tips for teaching kids to read better, write better and increase vocabulary
  • Easy methods to improve spelling for kids
  • How to use total learning environment at home to help children do better in school
  • Teaching math to children at home, even if you struggle with math yourself
101 Tips for Helping With Your Child’s Learning is an easy to follow, step by step guide filled with learning and study tips that will not only help your kids focus, but encourage them to read, strengthen study skills, and help them succeed in school.

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About Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana

Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana is a loving wife, mother of teens, teacher, lecturer and #1 Amazon best-selling author. She attended the University of Lagos and attained her first degree in Estate Management, following this with a master's degree in Management and Education from the University of Greenwich UK, simply for the sheer passion and love she has for children.

As well as her skills in teaching and lecturing for many years now, Bukky has a passion for positive parenting and family values and has been involved in coaching, mentoring, tutoring and leadership training for young people for much of that time.

She is co-founder of - TCEC (6-16), a professional tutoring centre which forms part of The TCEC Group that focuses on helping children between the ages of 6 and 16 to Catch Up and Get Ahead. This helps children with their academic learning needs, including Maths, English, Spelling, Writing, Reading, SATS, 11 Plus and GCSE's. A leading learning centre in the heart of London, United Kingdom, it helps all children between Key stages 1,2,3 & 4 create a great and secure future. For more information kindly visit the link above.

Now, using the skills she has developed over the years of helping parents and children at work and in the home, Bukky is an author, with a growing range of titles and a rapidly expanding army of readers and she is hoping that her dream to help even more people will be possible by reaching out to a much wider audience with her books. Some of her titles, available on Amazon are:

The Fear of the Lord: How God's Honour Guarantees Your Peace; a book in the Christian vein examining how we can live our lives as true Christians, 101 Tips For Helping Your Child's Learning and 101 Tips For Developing Your Children are both in the education field and have both previously provided Bukky with Amazon Best Sellers.

Other books in her portfolio deal with coping strategies for teenagers, development of teens and young adults, financial tips for kids and healthy habits they can adopt.

In her spare time, Bukky devotes much of it to her loving family and people. She lives in Essex with her husband and their 3 lovely children and enjoys reading and swimming when she gets time away from her first passion of serving children and their parents. She hopes to continue to be able to help many more others through her work and books for a long time to come.

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