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Toni's Review of Demon's Bride by Zoe Archer ***4 Stars***

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Hell to Pay

Leo Bailey may have been born to poverty, but ruthless business sense and sparkling intelligence have made money worries a thing of his past. It doesn’t hurt that the Devil himself has granted Leo the ability to read the future.

But even infallible predictions are a déclassé commoner’s trick to some members of the ton. They’ll never see Leo as their equal—one good reason to prove himself their better. And a noble marriage is an obvious start.

Bookish Anne Hartfield, daughter of a baron, is hardly the flashiest miss on the marriage market. But her thoughtful reserve complements Leo’s brash boldness in an attraction neither can deny. A whirlwind courtship sweeps Anne and Leo into a smoldering marriage before either can believe their luck. But happiness built on Leo’s dark powers can’t last. Soon, Anne will have to save her husband…or lose her heart…


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When I read the first installment of the series, I could see the building blocks being laid and set.  Since Ms.…

Toni's Review of The Slayer by Theresa Meyers ***3 Stars***

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Brothers Winchester, Remington, and Colt know the legends—they were trained from childhood to destroy demon predators, wielding the latest steam-powered gadgetry. It’s a devil of a job. But sometimes your fate chooses you… 
Chasing Trouble

Winn Jackson isn’t interested in hunting nightmares across the Wild West—even if it’s the family business. Unlike his rakehell brothers, Winn believes in rules. As sheriff of Bodie, California, he only shoots actual law breakers. That’s what he’s doing when he rescues the Contessa Drossenburg, Alexandra Porter, a lady with all the elegance of the Old World—grace, beauty and class. And then he sees her fangs.

Alexandra isn’t just some bloodsucking damsel in distress, though. She’s on a mission to save her people—and she’s dead certain that Winn’s family legacy is the only way. Luckily, aside from grace and class, she also has a stubborn streak a mile wide. So like it or not, Winn is going to come back with her to the mountains of Transylvania, and while…

Toni's Review of Shifting Hearts by Dominique Eastwick ***5 Stars***

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The last of his kind…
Rekkus is the last of the great Black Tiger weres and he is happy to stay that way. Working as security for the Wiccan Haus, a magical spa for inner healing, he has enough danger – and women – to keep him busy. Unfortunately, the Fates are not content with him being comfortable.

Alone and discouraged…
Dana has walked away from all she has known, her fiancé, family, apartment, and job. Now, having a ticket to the Wiccan Haus may be the only way she can move on. But what she finds isn’t what she expects, nor is it what she thought she was looking for.

Meet the unusual residents of the Wiccan Haus. The staff can get a little hairy and not all of the guests eat what’s served in the dining hall. But the proprietors always do what they can to make the resort into a place of healing and peace, using all of their years of practice. At the Haus, where humans and Paras reside side-by-side, everyone in need of the Rowan siblings’ services are welcome.

WELCOME TO THE WICCAN HAUS.



Toni's Review for Hunted by Rebecca Zanetti ***4 Stars***

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Ready Or Not

Moira Dunne is a witch—the quantum physics kind. Time and space are her playthings. Which might explain why her one-night stand from a hundred years ago has turned up to “claim” her—and request her family’s assistance with the war he’s brewing. But the more she learns about Connlan Kayrs, the more she comes to think this is normal behavior for him…

There’s Nowhere To Hide

When Conn and Moira tumbled on the moonlit grass, Conn hadn’t meant to mark her as his mate for all time. She was only twenty! But it wasn’t easy to wait for her. It was even harder to forget her. So when he finally returns for his wicked-hot witch, he’s ready to let the sparks flying. Even if he burns up in flames…


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I have been looking forward to this story from the very first time I found out about Conn and Moira.  Ms. Zanetti didn’t disappoint either!  Book three in the Dark Protector series is just as riveting as the first.
Over 100 years ago, their one night stand changed the…

Tonya Vrba Writer & PR Specialist Writes about Falling in love with Books!

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Please Welcome Tonya Vrba Writer & PR Specialist to BRNMDFalling In Love With Books



 Deep in the heart of America’s Midwest, where fields of corn and bean surround every small town and the distant smell of cows and pigs hangs ever present in the air, there lay a 16-year-old girl. On her stomach propped up on her elbows she reads furiously. The book she finished that mornings sits to her left and the next book to come sits to her right. She is lost to all, her mind consumed by the words she reads. All would be perfect if she didn’t have to stop every once in a while to go to the bathroom. If she could, she wouldn’t even eat until the book was finished, but her mother’s insistence. 


That girl is me six years ago reading the Twilight Saga. She was obsessed with those books for a good year. I’ve heard all the gripe about the series since the movies came out. None of that changes the fact that, for one year this girl read and reread those books like crazy, getting every friend to read it…

Toni's Review of Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston ***5 Stars***

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He's big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He's also about to get trapped by own his game. . .

Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that's turning Crush's lone-bear world upside down--and bringing his passion out of hibernation. . .

As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she's joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who's got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn't because Crush's stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways. . .


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It had been awhile since I discovered Shelly Laurenston, so I had to d…

Book Giveaway & Toni's Review of Eternity's Mark by Maeve Greyson ***3 Stars***

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A sexy Scot. A mystical inheritance. What could go wrong?

Veterinarian Hannah MacPherson knows better than to believe in love at first - or any - sight. True, being swept away by Taggart de Gaelson to the vast Scottish castle she's mysteriously inherited is uber-romantic. The legacy is totally legitimate, and its messenger is big, broad-shouldered, and smokin' in more ways than one...

Too bad Taggart forgot to mention that Hannah's also a Guardian of magical dragons called the Draecna. And as Hannah's sworn otherworldly protector, Taggart is honor-bound not to lay a hand on her, no matter how close he gets...

But turning duty into pleasure is just too tempting. And for Hannah, mastering her powers and saving two worlds from evil will be way easier than showing one hardheaded warrior that breaking all the rules means they are eternally made for each other...





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Nothing beats a brand new adventure and then add in dragons, count me in.  Action,…

Short Book Review for TSUNAMI BLUE 4 STARS!

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No Safe Harbor — With her badass rain boots, her faithful dog, and the ability to predict the monster tsunamis that have reduced the US to a series of islands, Kathryn O'Malley isn't afraid of much. Cut off from all society, she takes to the airwaves as Tsunami Blue, hoping to save something of humanity as the world around her crumbles. But Blue should be afraid - because her message reaches the wrong ears. 

Now she's the target of ruthless pirates known as Runners who want to use her special talents for their own profiteering - as soon as they can find her. Blue's only shot at survival lies with the naked stranger who washes up on her rocky beach. A man who might just be working for Runners himself. Torn between suspicion and attraction, the two will have to navigate a surging tide of danger and deceit if they hope to stay alive.


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This was a great book, I really enjoyed this book because the story wa…

Announcement + Giveaway :: Debut novel TALON is LAUNCHING TODAY by ALICE WADE

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Announcement + Giveaway :: Debut novel TALON is LAUNCHING TODAY by ALICE WADE

Blurb: Talon (BOOK LAUNCH TODAY April 7, 2012)
Vampires only fear one name -- Talon. The elven prince and his mate, Kailani, have made it their mission to hunt down the violent vampire covens that have been destroying hundreds of innocent lives in their pursuit of selfish and depraved entertainment. Their strategy would have been fool-proof, except for one problem: Talon and Kailani are vampires too. But when they enter a castle overrun, they realize they are out of their league. The vampire leader has stolen elven magic, something Talon takes personally and can’t fight alone. This sets them on a path of redemption, destruction and closure. Along the way, they pair up with two humans who are destined to become the family Talon craves.
Excerpt: Talon
There was a movement off to the left of where Talon moved towards the center of the room. His arm shot out and stabbed, making a sickly thudded sound as his blade col…