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    Southern Boys Series by C.A. Harms

    Title: Forgiving Reed
    Series: Southern Boys #1
    Author: C.A. Harms
    Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
    Published: October 13, 2014
    Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void…

    The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett.

    She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home. Except there was one problem.

    Home was where Reed would be…

    The man who once held her heart, then shattered it into a million pieces.

    Grieving the loss of Rhetts dad, and learning to forgive those who have betrayed her, Kori was battling it all.

    But will she ever have the strength to forgive Reed?

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    Jodie’s Review


    This is a sweet romance story…. but not without its struggles…. 

    Kori is back home and broken after the death of her boyfriend/ baby daddy…. She locks herself and little Rhett away from the world…. Till her best friend Maria drags her out and smack bang in to her past…..

    Reed…. was Kori’s first love but royally screwed it up but he’s no longer that stupid kid anymore…. He is grown and hurting himself…. 

    Just maybe these two can heal each other…. 

    Their path is an emotional one of many ups and downs as they battle to live again…. But it’s also sweet, heart warming and swoon worthy….

    I devoured this book in a day it had a way with words which hooked me right in…. and dragged me out of my reading slump…. I couldn’t help but love Kori, even through I found her highly annoying at times…. she was grieving so I let her off but her and Reed for me just worked and were meant to be….

    Sometimes all I need is a sweet romance after some dark reads and this hit all the spots… I just wished it had a little more dirt in it but over all I loved it and I loved Reed, Kori and Rhett ….. 

    I’m excited to jump into to Maria’s story next ….

    Title: Finding Gavin
    Series: Southern Boys #2
    Author: C.A. Harms
    Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
    Published: December 30, 2014
    Gavin was a broken hearted cowboy from Savannah…

    The one she fell for even though he tried to warn her away.

    Maria’s entire life had been one rejection after another, always going after things that were just out of reach.

    Gavin was no exception.

    She wanted him, so desperately…

    But life had a way of making things unattainable, at least for her anyway.

    Just when things began to change, once again the darkness glooms, and Maria finds that her happy ending may once again be…

    Unreachable.

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    Jodie’s Review 

    I loved this book…. it was a rocky road to happiness love story…. which hooked me in and kept me devouring it ……

    Gavin is over coming a nasty divorce and is scared to let anyone in…. But Maria is a force you can’t really fight…

    I already loved these two from forgiving Reed and their story made me love them more…. 

    I’m am loving this series so far and can’t wait to jump into Loving Colt next….

    They are just sweet, heart warming love stories which leave your heart full of happiness …..

    Title: Loving Colt
    Series: Southern Boys #3
    Author: C.A. Harms
    Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
    Published: February 14, 2015
    Alexis and Colt never planned on crossing paths.

    Alexis and her three year old daughter were running from their past and Colt was looking for his future.

    Neither planning to find salvation in one another.

    One night changed it all…

    And they had no hope of ever being the same again.

    Finding a way to make things work, when it feels like everything is against them, is something they will have to work hard to overcome.

    Will Colt be strong enough to handle Alexis’s past?

    Or will it be too much?

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    Jodie’s Review


    This book is a sweet, adorable, second chance, love story….

    Colt once loved and lost…. and vowed to never love again…. Till he sees Alexis….

    Alexis is running from her past….. and comes across Colt…. who may just be the one to show her not all men will hurt you….

    I really enjoyed this book and devoured it in one sitting it was a fast paced, easy read…. and the story line was intense, angst and drama filled but I needed more…. I needed more depth and detail to the story…. I just felt like it could of been a raw emotional roller coaster journey….

    But overall, I love this book, loved this series….

    If your looking for a light, lovable, sweet read…. This series is for you….

    Author of the bestselling series, Southern Boys. I live in Central Illinois and have always had a love for books. Writing was something I have also enjoyed for years and until the last couple years it was something I kept to myself. Taking a chance I submitted one of my novels and wahlah, here I am today. Over 15 published books later and still going strong. It is so easy to get lost in the world of fiction.

    I’m a mother of two, one high schooler and a second grader, I know almost seven years separates the two. What was I thinking? lol

    With a 7 year old in the house I would say I have developed a liking for the Disney channel, As if I had a choice. It was that or the Channel surfing my husband does. You know just when you find yourself interested in something, BAM, it is changed to a new show. Ugh!

    So Disney it is, Children’s network and all those crazy kid shows… I have a few favorites 😉

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    Craving Him by M.S. Parker & Cassie Wild

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    When I first met Dominic Snow, he literally saved me from falling. I never dreamed I’d end up working for him. And I certainly didn’t plan on falling in love with him. We were an unlikely couple, far from conventional in his social circles, but I always assumed that if we’d made it through those first couple months, nothing could break us apart.
    Twenty-one year-old Aleena Davison has it all. A job she loves and that pays well. An amazing, gorgeous man who happens to be rich and everything she could ever want in a lover. She’s put up with a lot to keep this life, but what she faces now might be too much. Can she and Dominic get through it, or will their fairy tale come crashing down around them?
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    “I moved to New York from Iowa to find a life that I didn’t know I was looking for. I expected to have to work hard and barely make ends meet. But…I never expected to meet HIM.”

    For twenty-one year-old Aleena Davison, it was a life-long dream coming true when she said goodbye to her dreary small-town life in Iowa and moved to Manhattan.
    However, it didn’t take long for her dream to turn into a nightmare. Everything from the roommate from hell to her asshole of a boss, contributed to her pain and she’d just about given up. That was…until she ran into devilish handsome, Dominic Snow.
    The mysterious stranger not only tried saving her waitress job, but also made her an offer she couldn’t refuse, a new and much more lucrative job.
    “Strictly professional,” he’d insisted. But could she trust herself working for the hottest man she’d ever met?

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    M.S. Parker is a USA Today Bestselling author and the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè and Chasing Perfection.

    Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.

    Growing up all she wanted to be was a dancer, actor or author. So far only the latter has come true but M. S. Parker hasn’t retired her dancing shoes just yet. She is still waiting for the call for her to appear on Dancing With The Stars.

    When M. S. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading- oops, scratch that! She is always writing.

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    Cassie Wild loves romance. Ever since she was eight years old she’s been reading every romance novel she could get her hands on, always dreaming of writing her own romance novels.

    When M.S. Parker approached her about co-authoring Serving HIM series, it didn’t take Cassie many second to say a big yes!!

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    Ultimate Deception (Harden #2) by Lynn Stookes

    Title: Ultimate Deception
    Series: Harden #2
    Author: Lynn Stookes
    Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
    Coming: September 25, 2015
    In a matter of months, Dani Delaney’s world drastically changed. Now, she faces the toughest challenge of her life and is determined to handle it on her own.

    Detective Sawyer Woods will do anything to be with Dani, the woman he’s dreamed about since he first laid eyes on her, but she’ll have nothing to do with him, no matter how much charm he uses.

    It isn’t until Dani receives threatening messages and criminal activites happen around town that she’s forced to accept the help of the one man who can bring her to her knees. Can Sawyer protect the one woman who doesn’t want him and convince her to give him a shot? Or can one lie destroy it all?

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    Tristan’s fists clench by his side as he glares at me. “You son of a…”
    Meeting his glare, I interrupt without looking away, “Blake, why don’t you have your mom and sisters take the kids inside?”
    “Sawyer,” Dani gasps beside me, clutching my shirt.
    “It’s okay, sweetheart,” I reply, brushing my lips across her forehead. “It has to happen.”
    Lifting my head, I glance in Blake’s direction, urging him to get the kids inside.
    “Shit,” I hear Blake mumble under his breath. “Ma, why don’t you and the girls take the kids in the house? The front of the house, okay?”
    “Boys,” Mrs. Winters begins, but Mr. Winters interrupts.
    “Come on, dear. They have to deal with this their own way,” he says.
    “But…”
    “Gloria,” he says sternly, but lovingly.
    Within a few minutes, the children are inside the house and Blake’s brothers and father are the only ones left to step in if things get out of hand. Duncan and Blake stand closely behind me, while Jamie and Alec stand behind Tristan. Kylie and Harper are to the side, while Dani clings to me. If I wasn’t about to get my ass kicked by her brother, I would enjoy the way she willingly holds onto me in front of our friends who know the truth about how our relationship started.
    “Dani, go stand with Kylie and Harper, please,” I say.
    “No,” she demands. “You two are not fighting about this.”
    “We’re not fighting, right, Tristan?” I say, glancing his way. “We’ll just have a heated discussion.”
    Blake lightly pulls Dani away. “Come on, Dani. Let them get it over with.”
    She reluctantly walks into Kylie and Harper’s open arms. They embrace her and I return my attention to Tristan. “So, what do you have to say?”
    Without warning, Tristan’s fist flies towards my face, connecting with my jaw. I stumble back a few steps, rubbing my hand across my jaw. Fuck. That hurt.
    “Is that all you got?” I ask, glaring back at Tristan. The first one I would give him, but anymore and it was fair game.
    “Sawyer, man,” Blake speaks from behind me. “Remember don’t taunt the bear.”
    “How could you, jackass?” Tristan grits out.
    I chuckle. “I didn’t think I’d have to explain the birds and the bees to you, man, but I will if I have to. When a boy gets excited, he gets a happy stick and puts it in a girl’s…”
    Tristan tackles me to the ground. He quickly pins me and takes a swing. I manage to dodge it, but the next one comes out of nowhere, catching me on the opposite side of my face from the first punch. With all my strength, I roll him over, pinning him to the ground this time and swing. My fist connects with his nose. At the last second, I pull back some, not hitting him with my full force. I may want to kick his ass, but I don’t want to really hurt my friend. He’s just defending his sister and that’s something I’m eternally grateful for.

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    Lynn Stookes was born and raised in the amazing state of Texas, where she currently resides with her husband of five years. They have one rambunctious two year old son and three furry children, who create the chaos she couldn’t live without.

    One day, Lynn took her passion (maybe obsession is more apt) for romance books and mystery shows and wrote her first romantic suspense novel, Fatal Obsession, Book 1 in the Harden Series.

    When Lynn isn’t writing or working her day job, you can find her reading on her Kindle, spending time with her family and friends, or playing on Facebook. She loves running, coffee, and country music in no particular order.

    She’s currently working on the next book in the Harden Series.

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    Tear Drop by Joanne Clancy

    Tear Drop
    by Joanne Clancy
    Series: Detective Elizabeth Ireland, Book 1
    Genre: Mystery/ Police Procedural
    Release Date: August 27, 2015

    The crimes of the past echo in the present…
    Ross Campbell vanished almost a decade ago, and since then nothing has been heard from the serial killer known as Teardrop…until now.
    An Irish newspaper receives a chilling letter claiming to be from Campbell, which promises a new reign of terror. As death stalks the dark streets of Cork City, it soon becomes clear to the police and the media that a serial killer is on the loose.
    Elizabeth Ireland, a former detective with The Metropolitan Police, was the lead investigator on the original case when Campbell vanished. However, only she believes that Campbell didn’t send the letter.
    She embarks upon a frightening psychological journey to uncover the killer’s identity, where she’s pulled into a lethal game in which the killer sets the rules and waits for her next move. With the crimes of the past echoing in the present, can she find the killer before he comes for her?
    Chapter One
    The cold rain fell relentlessly, shrouding Cork City in its misty veil. Elizabeth Ireland sat by the window of her favourite coffee shop, where the smell of fresh scones and strong coffee cocooned her from the encroaching winter. The place was quiet and rundown but it was the one place in the city that cherished silence as much as she did.
    Elizabeth scanned BBC London’s website for any news from home. She glanced up as the door chimed and watched the man violently shake off the rain. A moment before their eyes met, she averted her gaze, knowing he was looking for her; Brendan Mahon didn’t have the intelligence or subtlety to feign an accidental meeting. She ignored him, hoping that he’d take the hint and leave her in peace, instead he headed straight for her table.
    “Good morning, Elizabeth,” he said, revealing a smile that didn’t reach his hazel eyes.
    “Morning,” she said curtly. She watched him run his fingers through his dirty blond hair, in a way that someone with a cruel sense of humour must have told him was attractive.
    “It’s a day for the ducks,” he said.
    She shrugged and turned back to her iPad.
    Brendan Mahon was a journalist with The Examiner, one of Ireland’s leading newspapers. When his editor couldn’t find anyone with anything more incisive to say, Brendan was handy to fill a column or two. Elizabeth had never liked him, and she had no problem making her feelings known.
    “May I join you?” he asked.
    “No.” She sighed at his predictability.
    He laughed and pulled up a chair anyway. It amazed her how he always took her blatant rudeness for sarcasm. He placed a brown envelope on the table between them. She didn’t give him the satisfaction of looking at it. If he wanted something from her, he’d have to ask.
    “Would you like anything?” he asked instead.
    “I’ve been coming here most mornings for the past nine years, Brendan. I think I can order for myself.”
    “What did you have to eat?” he asked, ignoring her brusque tone. He picked up the menu, and she closed her iPad, already missing her lost solitude.
    “Same again, please, Nora,” Elizabeth said to the waitress.
    “I haven’t seen you in here before,” Nora smiled down at him.
    “This is Brendan, a reporter from The Examiner.”
    Nora’s tired eyes lit up. “A reporter? How exciting.”
    Brendan leaned back in his chair and basked in the unexpected attention.
    “He’ll have an Americano and a scone, please,” Elizabeth interrupted, not in the mood for flirting at that hour of the morning.
    “Coming right up.” Nora scurried away.
    “Let’s skip the niceties and get straight to the point, shall we? What can I do for you, Brendan?”
    “I need your help.”
    “What sort of help?”
    “I have a story.”
    “It must be big news if you’re talking to me.”
    “It’s big.”
    She glanced at the envelope that sat tantalisingly between them, and silently cursed for showing an interest. “Spit it out!” she snapped.
    “A letter was delivered to my office.”
    “For you?”
    “Yes, for me; it happens, occasionally. It arrived a few days ago. Only my editor and I know about it. We want to publish it, but first we want to check the facts.”
    “And you’d like me to check them out?”
    “Yes, if you’re interested.” He smirked.
    “So I’d be a consultant?”
    “You’d be our expert. You’d write a few background and follow-up pieces with your impressions and opinions. You’d be paid, of course.”
    “Of course you’d bloody well pay me. I won’t write for your rag for less than twenty grand.”
    “Don’t be daft.” He sat bolt upright. “That’s crazy money.”
    “Okay, fifteen, but that’s my final offer.”
    “My editor’s a reasonable man. He’ll be more than happy to offer you a fair deal.”
    “Okay,” she said, relenting. “I’m interested but why me? I’m sure I wasn’t top of your list.” She averted her gaze from the sight of him stuffing a scone into his mouth as if it had been days since he’d last eaten, then again, maybe it had been days; he was certainly looking skinnier than usual.
    “Someone you used to know sent the letter.” Time stood still. She knew what he was about to say. The name chimed in her head before his lips formed the words. “Ross Campbell aka Teardrop.” She glanced out the window at the rain and the dark streets, longing to close her eyes and make Brendan disappear. “Did you hear me?” He searched her face that had turned pale beneath her tan.
    “I heard you.” She gulped her coffee, willing her face to return to normal. She looked at him over her cup, but he didn’t seem to realise that anything was wrong. For once, she was grateful for his stupidity.
    “Do you remember him?” he asked.
    “Of course I remember him. How could I forget?”
    Nine years previously, she had arrested Ross Campbell on suspicion of the murder of five women in London. The killer had carved a teardrop on the victims’ faces and left a note with quotes from the Bible on their bodies, shoved inside their underwear or grazing their skin in a final, vicious act of intimacy.
    Campbell was picked up in one of London’s notorious red light districts. Licence plate checks proved that he’d been in the area on the nights when two victims had disappeared, DNA evidence linked him to their deaths.
    Predictably, he protested his innocence, hounding newspapers and some influential acquaintances with his plight, but he was charged with the murders. However, the prosecution’s case against him collapsed when Elizabeth was falsely accused of planting DNA evidence to secure a conviction.
    When she won her case for defamation against The Met, she decided to retire to Ireland, where she had spent many happy childhood summers. Shortly afterwards, Campbell vanished, and no one had heard from the killer known as Teardrop, until now.
    “Ross Campbell is dead,” she said, realising that the silence had gone on too long.
    “Vanished isn’t the same as dead,” Brendan replied.
    “Nobody’s seen or heard from him in almost a decade. People like Campbell are noticed, whatever they do; they can’t help it. Someone somewhere would have seen him.”
    “Maybe not. I’ve read about serial killers lying dormant for years.”
    “Trust me, serial killers can’t stop killing.”
    “Not according to the letter.” He pushed the envelope towards her. “Apparently, he’s alive and well.”
    “Does it explain why he’s suddenly reappeared?”
    “He wants to set the record straight.”
    “Why did he contact you?”
    He looked at her indignantly. Elizabeth stifled a smile. She knew all about the book on serial killers that Brendan had recently written, but she wanted to see him squirm. The book was mostly sensation and an insight into Brendan’s uninspired mind. “He wants to correct some facts in my book and he wants us to publish his letter.”
    She burst out laughing. “Are you seriously planning on having a serial killer write a column in your newspaper? Maybe he should take over the problem page. I know: he could be your new resident agony uncle.”
    “Keep it down,” he hissed, glancing over his shoulder at Nora who was busy behind the counter. “We need to keep this quiet for now.”
    “I suppose it’s good publicity for your book.” She gazed out the window at the city that was slowly coming to life. The first of the early-morning commuters were venturing out. “What else is in the letter?”
    “He says he’ll kill again.”
    “Any details?”
    “He gave a name.”
    “Does he say when or where?”
    “Not really. The letter’s vague, but he says it will happen in Cork.”
    “Have you taken the letter to the police?”
    “Not yet. It could be a hoax. Don’t look at me like I’m some moron. This is a good story. We’ll pass it on to the police when we’re ready.”
    “How do I fit into your little plan?”
    “We’d like you to read the letter and tell us if it’s genuine. You know Campbell.”
    “I knew him: past tense.”
    “Okay, you knew him. Sorry. You knew him better than most. Read the letter and tell us if it’s him, that’s all we want to know.” He paused, waiting for her reply, but she wasn’t going to make it easy for him. Besides, his use of “we” and “us” was starting to irritate her. Clearly, he was getting too friendly with “the powers that be”, as he liked to call them. If it meant so much to him, she’d make him beg.
    “Please, Elizabeth. Will you read it?”
    “I’ll think about it, that’s all I’m promising. Call me later.”
    “It’ll be worth your while. This is front-page news. There’ll be big money in it for all of us.”
    “I thought you weren’t sure about printing it yet.”
    “Well, you know how it goes.”
    She knew.
    “I have to go.” She stood up and pulled on her black parka. She was tall and striking. Her dark looks, which she’d inherited from her Italian mother, made her exotic among the mostly pale-skinned, freckled Irish. Her nose was slightly crooked from a childhood accident, and there was an edginess about her, like a bird about to swoop on its prey.
    “Don’t forget the letter.” He picked it up reverently. “Promise you won’t show it to anyone?”
    “Of course I won’t show it to anyone.” She reached for the envelope in irritation.
    “Promise me?”
    “I promise. Give me the bloody envelope.”
    He handed it to her solemnly, and she grabbed it, stuffing it unceremoniously into her cavernous bag. She tossed her long, black hair over her shoulder and went outside into the rain, leaving Brendan to pay.
    She sensed him watching as she forced herself not to run. There were only a few more steps before she turned the corner, out of sight. No one believed that Campbell was dead because only she knew the truth. Campbell had haunted her from the last moment she had seen him. He wasn’t coming back. He was dead, and she knew it because she’d killed him herself.

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