Friday, February 26, 2021
Good morning all , we made it to Friday woooohoooo . Today I have for you the second book in the Poppy's Potions series . FAIRIE ENCHANTMENT by HP Mallory and JR Rain.
After spending a couple of months in the quaint town of Haven Hollow, Oregon, I’m settling in and things are looking up.My shop, Poppy’s Potions, is successful, I’ve got a best friend in ghost-hunter, Marty Zach and I’m dating the local Sasquatch, Roy Osbourne. My eleven year old son, Finn, is doing well in school and everything seems to be blue skies and golden sunshine.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Good morning all hope your day is going great and you are staying warm. Today I have the first book in a brand new series by one of my all time favourite authors . WAKE MY HEART , Jasper Falls book one by Lydia Michaels.
When Ryan Clooney moves to the outskirts of his small town, the last thing he expects to find is love. Cursed to always be single, he’s burned-out on blind dates and pity “plus-ones”. He’s through waiting for The One to arrive. But once he meets Maggie, the beautiful, young widow next door, his plans change.Maggie O’Malley is not looking for love. Since losing her husband, she has withdrawn from small-town life and prefers to be left alone. But her new neighbor doesn’t seem to understand personal privacy, and the more he intrudes on her solitary life, the more she remembers how wonderful friendship can be.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Good morning all hope your Tuesday is going well . Today I have for you the second book in To have and hold duet series . I THEE TAKE by Natasha Knight.
Cristiano is my enemy. He’s also the only man with whom I’ve ever felt safe. Protected.
But I have to remember that he married me with one purpose in mind. Revenge. I would be the bridge to his real enemies.
I can’t let myself forget that he isn’t the hero of this story. His hands are covered in blood. I saw that with my own eyes.
I thought I knew Scarlett’s past, but I didn’t know anything.
I thought I knew the worst of monsters, but I hadn’t seen anything yet.
Sometimes you have to lie to yourself to survive.
Sometimes it’s those closest to you who will bury their knives in your back.
Too many times it’s the innocents who pay for your mistakes. For your refusal to see.
I can’t let Scarlett pay for mine.
But I may be too late to stop it.
This book picks up right where book one stopped . Cristiano has been betrayed by an rat in the organization . Scarlett has been betrayed by her family , the men who she didn't trust . Somehow Cristiano has come to a cross roads , Scarlett has gotten under his skin and he wants to keep her safe and love her . She has been taken by the men who want to hurt her and hurt Cristiano at the same time . Will he be able to find her before it is too late and will he be able to remember what happened in the past and who killed his family . Will they ever be able to become the family they both need.
Holy what can I say about book 2 , it is a whole heck of a lot darker then book one . The characters are more complex and you really get to see the vulnerability in each of them . Scarlett well wow she shows more back bone in this book. She is a lot tougher then in the first book. You really get to see her fighting and wanting to save everyone. She is a fighter and I love the way she grew . Cristiano we really get to see him at his most vulnerable and his strongest . We still get to see his brooding over thinking alpha male but we also see deeper into him . We get to see him as a hero or at least he was in my eyes . He moved heaven and earth to find Scarlett and that is a hero to me . We also get to see him put the pieces of his past together as he remembers what happened to him . They are such an explosive couple and I really do love how they have grown together .
Ok i sat down and started reading this book , I was sucked in and read the whole thing in one evening . I love how it started right where book one ended . The author really went to the dark side in this book . I was so hooked and I finally fell for the characters. You got to see them both grow and get stronger with each turn of the page . This is an intense book and does touch on a few horrible things , attempted rape and human trafficking which had me on the edge of my seat the whole time . Most of all this is a love story that has two broken people falling in love and finding out that they are suppose to be together. I truly liked this book better then book one there is so much going on and you really get to see the characters come alive in this book . So if you want a dark set of books check them out . I promise you well be sucked into a world of mobsters and vendettas and the woman that comes to love him.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Good morning all , hope you are all staying warm and safe as the storms roll through. Today I have another brand new series for you from two of my all time favourite authors . J.R Rain and Hp Mallory and their new book THE MERMAID NEXT DOOR .
Being a mermaid isn’t all it’s cracked up to be...In the underwater kingdom of Corsica, mermaids are the property of mermen. We’re considered valuable as breeders until we reach our mid-thirties, at which time we’re deemed no longer useful.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Book Synopsis for Chaos in Milan:
One woman stands between chaos and order – the Night Flyer.
When chaos strikes at the heart of Milan, it is up to Florentina’s alter-ego the Night Flyer to stop it. As Florentina and Madelena’s love deepens, so does the well of danger surrounding them. The race is on to discover the mysterious Shadow Guild and uncover who is behind the deadly rampage, but Florentina’s mission is threatened by a gang of assassins. Can the Night Flyer prevail, or will Maddie’s love be ripped from her arms?
Chaos in Milan is the third book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, a tale of power, passion, and payback in Renaissance Italy. If you like action and suspense, rich historical background, three-dimensional characters, and a sweet romance, then you’ll want to complete the Night Flyer saga.
When a Plan Comes Together
Serendipity: when things work out wonderfully, seemingly by chance. There’s nothing like it, nothing to compare to that feeling when you discover you were on the right path all along, when divergent pieces of the puzzle just all magically fall into place. That is exactly what I experienced writing Chaos in Milan.
When I began the Night Flyer Trilogy over a year ago, I had the principal characters and the overall plotline planned, but not the details for books two and three. I had researched and chosen the year 1502-1503 to fulfill two major historical objectives: to be shortly after Leonardo da Vinci had left Milan and while one of the Italian wars was ongoing. I wanted to showcase art and cast Leonardo as Florentina’s mentor, so that time frame needed to fit, and I also desired to write an epic battle scene. Since I knew Antonio would join the army, I just required there to be a war somewhere on the peninsula. So I picked appropriate years.
Then I had planned for various secret societies to meet on astronomically significant dates—the solstices and equinoxes. Little did I know how advantageous these early choices would prove to be.
As I delved deeper into the facts of the Italian Wars, something amazing emerged. During my time frame, Milan was a possession of France who was fighting a war against Spain over which of them would control Naples. Both sides recruited locals into their armies, but engagements between the rivals were few and unremarkable—all except for one. After Merchants in Milan had been published and my path forward set, I discovered the Battle of Cerignola. As it happens, this battle fought on April 28, 1503, was a historic event which changed the face of warfare forever. Although I was unaware when I began the trilogy, I had the opportunity to include the first battle in history in which handheld firearms determined the outcome, and the first general to be killed with a handgun in combat. The French outnumbered the Spanish by at least two to one, and yet they fell in huge numbers in less than an hour as they were cut down by the Spanish arquebusiers (soldiers firing an early long rifle). The Duke of Nemours who led the French died from a wheel-lock pistol shot. The serendipitous moment occurred when I realized the date of this engagement fit perfectly in the timeline of my plot. Pennies from Heaven (well, more like colossal sums of Florins).
When mapping out the books of the trilogy, I had planned Merchants of Milan to show the reader some Renaissance art of Milan, Secrets of Milan to showcase Rome, and Chaos in Milan to take our heroes to Florence. But when I started on the third book, I had no idea what simply marvelous little-known fact would be revealed. As police officers frown upon semi-truck-drivers to be scrolling about performing investigations on their phones while driving down the highway, I asked my partner and research assistant, Johanna White, to look up what famous art was available to see in June 1503. Everyone knows that Michelangelo’s David did not go on display until 1504, so I needed to find other art for my characters to view while supposing they could run into the young sculptor on the street, as he was living in Florence at the time. Then fortune struck! Johanna, digging deeper than Wikipedia, came across a scholarly article based on records kept by the Opera of the Florence Cathedral (the board that oversaw the church). The article described an earlier unveiling of the famed statue that actually occurred before it went on display to the public, on—get this—the day of the summer solstice, 1503! In honor of St. John’s Day, Florence’s patron saint, the church requested to see the David as Michelangelo was just making his final polishes, and my characters were in the city to see it! I can vividly recall my excitement while Johanna read me the article as I was driving along, bouncing in my seat with elation, squealing in delight. The reason it took another seven months to go on public display was that originally the David was supposed to go over the entrance to the Florence Cathedral, but when the priests and city officials saw it, they declared it must be seen at ground level so everyone could observe the fabulous detail. Which leads to a third serendipitous moment; they set up a committee to decide where to place the statue, a committee which included a very famous individual who (unbeknownst to me when I began the book) was also in Florence on that day. Who you ask? Well, read Chaos in Milan and find out!
There’s nothing like that feeling when the stars all align for you, at least there isn’t for me. Oh, the joy that filled my soul as the details of the last book of the Night Flyer Trilogy all came together so perfectly. Sure, I could just make stuff up, but for a historian this was like mana from Heaven. I’ve had critics with their surface knowledge of the past write, “that wasn’t possible then, that’s not what happened, they couldn’t do that,” etc., but I don’t write it and call it historical fiction unless I’ve done my research. I just wanted all of you to know the true story behind my story.
About the author: Edale Lane is the author of an award winning 2019 debut novel, Heart of Sherwood. She is the alter-ego of author Melodie Romeo, (Vlad a Novel, Terror in Time, and others) who founded Past and Prologue Press. Both identities are qualified to write historical fiction by virtue of an MA in History and 24 years spent as a teacher, along with skill and dedication in regard to research. She is a successful author who also currently drives a tractor-trailer across the United States. A native of Vicksburg, MS, Edale (or Melodie as the case may be) is also a musician who loves animals, gardening, and nature. Please visit her website at: https://pastandprologuepress.lpages.co/
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Monday, February 8, 2021
Good morning all , hope you are all staying warm and safe . Today I have for you book ten in the Lily Harper series . LORDS OF ILLUSION by Hp Mallory.
When a prophecy reveals that Asterion’s first true love, Ariadne, is still alive, he can barely control his happiness.But soon he discovers Ariadne is being held against her will in a demon prince’s harem.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Good morning all hope your Thursday is going well so far. Today I have book two in the Dangerous Web series . DARK by Aleatha Romig
Darkness has fallen upon the Sparrow world.What seemed secure was breached, and what was assumed unattainable is possible.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Good morning all today I have a brand new author to me . She writes dark romance with hot men and feisty women . WITH THIS RING by Natasha King book one in the To Have and Hold Duet.
When I rescued Scarlett De La Cruz from her tower it’s not like her prospects were looking so great.You’d think she’d show a little gratitude. Thank me for putting my ring on her finger and marking her as mafia property.
Monday, February 1, 2021
Good morning all we made it to the month of love . Today I have book 2 in the Dungeon Raider series by J,R Rain and Hp Mallory . ILLUSIONS
Dread Castle...As the name might imply, this is one dungeon not to be taken lightly.