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GIVEAWAY & INTERVIEW & Toni's Review of No Strings Attached by Kate Angell ***5 Stars***

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I would like to thank Kate Angell for taking the time to answer a few questions about her series and herself.

What was the inspiration for the beach town of Barefoot William? You've set most of your books in Florida; what’s the special appeal of the Sunshine State?
I went to college at North Dakota State University. After experiencing four years of freezing-cold winters, I gravitated to warmer weather. Florida appealed to me and I've lived on the Gulf Coast for several decades now. I appreciate the sunshine, the beach, and the freedom to wear flip-flops, tank tops and shorts. I'm not a person who likes to layer on clothes during the winter; the less, the better.
Sophie is an unusual character for you, because she’s shy, virginal, and a serious klutz.   Was it more difficult to write her story? 
Sophie Saunders was the first character I've written who was sweet, shy, and afraid of her own shadow. I had a very good friend when I was growing up, who was very much like Sophie…

GIVEAWAY & Toni's Review of Forsaken by the Others by Jess Haines ***3.5 Stars***

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The Others–vampires, werewolves, things that go chomp in the night–don’t just live in nightmares anymore. They’ve joined with the mortal world. And for private investigator Shiarra Waynest, that means mayhem…
Have a one night stand with a vampire, and you can end up paying for it for eternity. P.I. Shiarra Waynest, an expert on the Others, knows that better than most. Yet here she is, waking up beside charismatic vamp Alec Royce with an aching head…and neck. Luckily, Shia has the perfect excuse for getting out of town–namely, a couple of irate East Coast werewolf packs who’d like to turn her into a chew toy.

On Royce’s suggestion, Shia temporarily relocates to Los Angeles. But something is rotten–literally–in the state of California, where local vampires are being attacked by zombies. Who could be powerful enough to control them–and reckless enough to target the immortal? Following the trail will lead Shia to a terrifying truth, and to an ancient enemy with a personal grudge…
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Toni's Review of As Twilight Falls by Amanda Ashley ***3.5 Stars***

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Photographing ghost towns across the American West, Kadie Andrews takes a wrong turn and ends up in Morgan Creek—a spot that isn’t on the map. It’s a quaint little place, but there’s something off about its complacent residents. And when twilight falls, it takes on a truly sinister air…
Unable to run or to find any way out, Kadie finds herself a prisoner, hunted for her blood. Still more disturbing, her spirit and beauty have captured the attention of the town’s leader—the mysterious Rylan Saintcrow. When he looks into her eyes, she can see his hunger. When he takes her in his arms, she can feel his power. When he presses his lips against hers, she can taste his need. Saintcrow may be the most powerful creature she’s ever imagined, but Kadie knows in her heart that he is also a man. A man who needs a woman. To want him, desire him, crave him. To be his willing prisoner—for all eternity…
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What if vampires were relegated to live in a town to follow certain rul…

Toni's Review of Honey Pie by Donna Kauffman ***5 Stars***

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Mocha Chocolate Chip… Caramel Fudge…Strawberry Lemonade…Butter Rum…There’s no such thing as guilt when it’s another delicious bitch and bake session with the women of the Cupcake Club…
When Honey D’Amourvell inherits property on tiny Sugarberry Island, she’s prepared to start a whole new life. Her plan is simple—make a home, open a shop, and maybe, finally, find a place to belong. But the building she now owns is leased to none other than the owner of Babycakes, which means her spot is already occupied. Honey isn’t sure how to put down roots when she has nowhere to plant them. But sexy, softhearted mechanic Dylan Ross seems determined to help. He’s everything she never imagined she would find in a man, and each kiss is more persuasive than the last…
Soon enough, Honey is another important ingredient in the spicy mix of the Cupcake Club. But will Dylan convince her that what she craves most is his love?
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Two loners are drawn together.  Dylan is a long…