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Toni's Review of Dream Bound by Kate Douglas ***5 Stars***

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They are creatures of light in search of an energy source to help them survive. So when the Nyrians discover amazing power in the extreme passion and sexual pleasure of humans, they come to Earth to satisfy their needs. For years, Mac Dugan has been trying to find the mysterious being he once loved and then lost. Now he has gathered a group of six highly intuitive and extremely sexual men and women at a secret mountain hideaway. Here he hopes to focus their potent sensuality into highly erotic fantasies that will summon his lover, Zianne. What he doesn't anticipate is each team member making extraordinary sexual discoveries of their own.
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A man who knows his future is waiting for him fights hard and works harder to save the woman he loves and her people.
Twenty years ago Mac Dugan found the love of his life and lost her.  But he is a man that has a second chance.  His love is from the future, his present to be exact.  He spoke to her over time and sp…

BOOK GIVEAWAY & Toni's Review of Waterborne by Katherine Irons ***3 Stars***

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For details on how to enter to win this book and the other two in the series be sure to read the end of the review! 
A Force of Nature
Ree O’Connor is more than she seems to be. Despite her delicate appearance and her broken heart, she sees what others don’t. In fact, she is an agent of a clandestine world court, about to bring down a monster when a stranger springs her trap instead. The mistake nearly costs Ree not only her prey, but her life, too—until mysterious Alexandros spirits her to an underwater world she never suspected, even with all her secret knowledge.
As a prince of Atlantis, Alexandros has centuries of experience in love and battle. His magic draws from the power of the ocean itself, and he can be just as beguiling—and just as unfathomable. Could any man heal Ree enough to become more than a sometime lover? And can she trust her heart to a soldier-prince of the deep?
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I have wanted to read this series for a while now.  So I jumped at the chance to…

Toni's Review of Siren's Serenade by Dominique Eastwick ***5 Stars***

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Loving her might just be the death of him.

When Coast Guard rescue swimmer Kaleb Theldon sees what he's sure is a mermaid pulling his partner into the murky depths of the Bering Sea, they call it PTSD. In order to save his career, Kaleb agrees to a week at an island spa off the coast of Maine. But the spa is nothing like he expected, and he isn't prepared for the sexy siren that crosses his path. But will her passion be more than one mere human can take?

Serena has a problem, and after four previous visits to the Wiccan Haus, she'd expected things to get easier. But on the mermaid’s fifth visit, Kaleb walks in and everything in her life becomes complicated. Never has she wanted to mate with a human man before. But can she love a man who has a chip on his shoulder a league long when it comes to mermaids? Can she deal with her own issues all while keeping her true self secret from the man she loves?

And will loving him prove deadly?

This time, the staff have more than healing on…

Toni's Review of Blood of Innocence by Tami Dane ***4 Stars***

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Be sure to check out the details on how to win your own copy at the end of the review!!
Gifted profiler Sloan Skye joins the hunt for an elusive serial killer--and discovers a breed of criminal few know exists . . .

A cynic by nature, Sloan Skye wasn't thrilled when she was assigned to the FBI's Paranormal Behavioral Analysis Unit. But her doubts are slowly easing, especially when she sees that working on the fringe allows her to use some of her more unconventional tactics. Most of all, Sloan's grateful her career is on track--because her love life, if you can even call it that, is in shambles.
Sloan is searching for a suspect who slays his female victims at night, and bizarrely drains their bodies of blood. Bad enough, but when Sloan learns what the killer is really after, she can barely sleep at night. When the suspect guns for someone very close to Sloan, it's time to throw out the rules and face her deepest fears . . 
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Blood of Innoce…

Toni's Review of An Apple Away by Kate Richards ***5 Stars***

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A witch's spell great love may break
Aislinn never wants to see another doctor. Their painful and pointless treatments have done nothing to improve her rapidly deteriorating health. She hopes that the staff of Wiccan Haus can at least offer a change of scene, if not a return of a little of her former strength. She’s delighted to meet Punda, a masseuse, on her arrival and charmed by the cottage in the apple orchard where she will stay.
Dr. Hugo Peralta visits the island at the insistence of his boss. The distinguished brain surgeon is in desperate need of a respite before overwork makes him one of his own patients. He is surprised but pleased with the privacy and serenity of his cottage—across the orchard from Aislinn’s. An idyllic location on a magical island where love can blossom—if the Rowans can help the trio save Aislinn from whatever is killing her.
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Kate Richards took the old saying “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away” and made it her own…

Toni's Review of Tainted Night, Tainted Blood by E.S. Moore ***4 Stars***

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In the darkness, it’s easy to lose your way…


Kat Redding is a vampire with a job to do—wiping out the vamps and werewolves who prey on Pureblood humans. Someone has to do it…as long as that someone is her. But suddenly Kat, also known as Lady Death, has competition, and it’s causing problems. Vampire houses and werewolf clans alike are blaming her for a spate of gruesome murders, and Kat needs to figure out who’s really responsible before she becomes the next target…


On the hunt, she forms an uneasy alliance with both the Luna Cult and a powerful rogue werewolf. But the truths Kat’s uncovering—about her enemies and her few remaining confidantes—are far from comforting. And when the chance comes to leave her life of vengeance behind, Kat must decide whether her real motive lies in protecting the innocent, or sating her own fierce hungers…

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Kat’s world is about to be turned upside down.
Kat is a one woman wrecking crew when it comes to taking down undesirab…

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - Toni's Review of Brody by Emma Lang ***4 Stars***

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A year after their family was brutally torn apart, the Graham siblings begin to put their lives back together at their ranch in East Texas. With their parents gone, their bonds will truly be tested…
Olivia Graham has worked hard to take care of her family at the Circle Eight Ranch. But their family circle was broken when their young brother Benjy disappeared. Liv can’t shake the feeling that he must be out there, somewhere.
Brody Armstrong, a handsome but rough-around-the-edges Texas Ranger, has been working on their case for months, and now he has a promising lead.
As Liv follows him across the rugged Texas landscape and into Mexico, she’ll begin to find the answers she needs—as Brody finds a passion he didn’t know he wanted…
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Hold on to your britches, this is one rip roaring ride!
Olivia will not take no for an answer.  If Brody has the answer to where her brother is, she will do whatever it takes to wring it out of him.  Even put herself …

"Spark" The Elemental Series 5 STARS!

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Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.


Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.


More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.


Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.
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This is Book 2 in the Elemental Series, Book 1 was "Storm".  This is a great series.  I was lucky eno…

SPOTLIGHT! GIVING IT UP! & GIVEAWAY!

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Worth a Thousand Words
 Or worth 95,000 words, in the case of my book, Giving It Up. 
 Oh, imagery. Writing is about painting pictures with words. There’s a certain magic to that; the way an author’s writes what they see and a reader uses their imagination to bring it to life. There’s also a certain mystique, because we never really know how close readers get. 
 For that matter, I never really know how close I get to the real world. I’m not one of those writers who starts from a picture or a celebrity as inspiration. My characters come fully formed, both their stories and their appearances, in my head. So it’s not necessarily a simple matter to find someone who looks like them.
 The first and possibly most important piece of imagery for my book is the cover. I described my characters and setting to my cover artist. Allie, the girl next door who’s all dolled up like a slut. Colin, a little mean, a little cold. And both of them against a dark urban backdrop. 
 I think she nailed it, and I pa…