Under the Kissing Bough Blitz Day 3

***** Congratulations to the Day 3 Giveaway Winners *****

You have 24 hours to comment on this post or a new winner will be selected at the end of the Blitz!

Anna Campbell’s Giveaway:

Carina – you have won a Kindle download of Under the Kissing Bough, no geographical restrictions.

Jeanne Adam’s Giveaway:

phyllisc7 you have won an e-copy of Under the Kissing Bough.

Hildie McQueen’s Giveaway:

sallycootie – you have won a choice of an e-book from Hildie’s backlist and a swag pack

ALL WINNERS HAVE 24 hours to comment on this post and then a new winner will be selected.

Congratulations and Happy Reading!

under-the-kissing-bough-final-2d 15 brand-new novellas. 15 best-selling romance authors. A holiday-themed collection like no other.

What happens under the kissing bough doesn’t necessarily stay beneath the kissing bough…

According to lore, the origins of which date to the late 12th century, no lady should refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe, else she will not marry in the next year. In exchange for the kiss, a berry is removed from the sprig until all of the berries are gone and no more kisses can be stolen. Some also believe that a sprig of mistletoe collected from a local church and placed beneath a maiden’s pillow will inspire dreams of her future husband.

What happens when fifteen daring heroines pin their hopes on mistletoe, a little luck, and a kiss in this multi-genre, limited edition holiday collection from 15 bestselling authors? Pure holiday magic!

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The Whole Latte:

There is nothing better than a holiday anthology to kick off a festive season full giving, treats and LOTS of romance!  This collection will cross off all three in one clean swoop and at a bargain price of ninety-nine cents, it’s worth every penny. Do NOT miss out on must read romance!

I’ll be featuring a few novellas every day until release day on November 22nd. Just two more days until you can catch up with characters and authors you know and love, or discover for the first time.

Again, the line-up has many of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Some of these have a little more spice than others and balance the collection perfectly.

Be sure to check out the great giveaways daily and comment for a chance to win.

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

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Official Blurb:

Welcome to the witchiest town in the world––Haven Harbor, Massachusetts!

It’s the merriest of holidays and Yule and Christmas celebrations bring out the mischief and mistletoe. Caught under the kissing bough, Annie Boylston and Reyn Shapleigh are elected the King and Queen of the Yule Ball, and must spend the week in revelry and celebration.

Unfortunately, someone in town isn’t so happy about the holidays. An arsonist is trying to disrupt the joyful season, bringing fire and destruction to Haven Harbor. As the fire chief, Reyn is on the front line, using every bit of his training and magick to find the firebug. Annie’s cooking store is one of the arsonist’s targets, as are other thriving businesses in town. As the fire of attraction grows between Reyn and Annie, the arsonist gets bolder. In a race to stop the fires, Reyn and Annie find one another in this hot mistletoe tale!

The Whole Latte:

A Yule to Remember is Reyn and Annie’s story, two characters from her Haven Harbor Series. Haven Harbor is a town of magick, mystery and excitement. There is never a dull moment, despite the holidays fast approaching and a King and Queen to be crowned at the Ball, there are people ready to destroy all the merriment.

Annie runs the local cooking shop in Haven Harbor and when she discovers that Reyn, the town Fire Chief has something she can’t shake, things begin to heat up.

With the Yule Ball approaching, an arsonist, and the town Fire Chief’s attraction towards Annie, what will Reyn do?

In a town full of magick, mystery and excitement for the holidays will the mistletoe spark a love connection?

This two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight has just enough sizzle to make you tingle. Oh, and yes, it’s for  mature readers 18+.

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Jeanne Adams writes award-winning suspense, paranormal, mysteries and urban fantasies. She’s also a sought-after speaker, who knows a thing or two about getting rid of the evidence…

Jeanne specializes in thrills and suspense. Even her paranormal and urban fantasies have a suspense element, so be prepared! She loves football, baseball, dogs, Halloween and the weird and she teaches classes for writers on body disposal.

Jeanne lives in DC with her husband and two growing sons, as well as three dogs – two Labs and an Irish Water Spaniel. Don’t tell, but she’s prone to adopting more dogs when her husband isn’t looking.

Featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and other publications, her books have been consistently hailed as “One of the best Suspense Books of the Year!” by Romantic Times. You can find her at her newly redesigned website: www.JeanneAdams.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JeanneAdams or at www.Facebook.com/JeanneAdamsAuthor

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Official Blurb:

The Major is home from the wars at last…

Edmund Black, Major Lord Canforth, has devoted eight tumultuous years to fighting Napoleon. Finally Europe is at peace, and he can retire to his estates and the lovely wife he hasn’t seen since their brief, unhappy honeymoon. The innocent girl he loved from the first moment he saw her, but who shied away from him on their wedding night.

The beautiful woman who greets him at Otway Hall on Christmas Eve is no longer the sweet ingénue he remembers. This new and exciting version of his beloved countess is strong, outspoken, and independent, and she’s willing to stand up for what she wants. The question is—does she want the husband who returns to her arms more as a stranger than a spouse?

Now the real battle begins.

Felicity, Lady Canforth, has had eight long years to regret that she sent her husband from a cold marriage bed to face brutal combat, danger and hardship. The only child of elderly parents, Felicity came to marriage innocent and ignorant, and unable to conceal her shock at the sensual power of the earl’s caresses. Before she found the nerve to offer Canforth a more generous welcome, he was called away to war. The Major left behind a countess who was a bride, not a wife; a woman unsure of her husband’s feelings, and too timid to confess how fervently she desires the man she wed.

Fate has granted an older, wiser Felicity a second chance to win her husband’s heart. Now nothing is going to stop her from claiming victory over the famous war hero. This Christmas, she’ll deploy every ounce of courage, purpose and passion to seize the life and love she’s longed for ever since Canforth left to serve his country. Whatever it costs, whatever it takes, she’ll lure the dashing Major back into her bed, where she means to show him he’s the only man she wants as her lover—and her love.

After years of yearning and separation, will a Christmas miracle heal the wounds of the past and offer the earl and his bride a future bright with love?

Notes from Anna…

I love a reunion story, don’t you? And there’s something especially poignant about lovers resolving their differences and coming together at Christmas. I really enjoyed writing Mistletoe and the Major, my contribution to the marvelous anthology Under the Kissing Bough. Gallant Lord Canforth returns from fighting Napoleon to make his peace with the spirited bride he hasn’t seen in eight long years. He and Felicity love each other, but they don’t know it. Well, not when the story starts, at least! I’ve got a feeling a happy ending might be waiting, courtesy of a few kisses under the mistletoe, a dollop of long-denied passion, and a little honest conversation!

The Whole Latte:

Felicity, Lady Candorth has waited eight years to see her husband, is he the same man who left her all those years ago? War changes everyone and the years have been difficult for both.

Edmund Black has left the military and returned to the life he left behind. Many things worry him but the one thought he can’t escape is will his wife be happy to see him. He is not the same man that left her and he fears his homecoming will destroy their marriage.

I love a great homecoming story, one filled with struggles, secrets and characters who have yet to see the beauty that was there all along. Both have grown and are wiser for the time apart. Anna’s stories of re-kindled love, especially with beloved characters as these two are on my auto-buy list and hopefully yours soon too.

Anna’s stories is a wonderful addition to a magical anthology. Rush now and download her backlist, you will thank me ;).

This two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight has just enough sizzle to make you tingle. Oh, and yes, it’s for  mature readers 18+.

Bio:

Australian Anna Campbell has written ten multi award-winning historical romances for Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins and her work is published in 18 languages. This Christmas, Anna has written two seasonal novellas, “Mistletoe and the Major” from the multi-author anthology Under the Kissing Bough, and the stand-alone, A Match Made in Mistletoe, out 30th November. Her website is www.annacampbell.com You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AnnaCampbellFans/?pnref=lhc and on Twitter at @AnnaCampbellOz.

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When asked why Hildie McQueen joined this collection
: I am writing a new mail order bride series, which included a Christmas story. How better to kick it off then with the most wonderful women I know! Once under the mistletoe, something magical happened *wink*

The Whole Latte:

Christina Mills has no choice but to escape a life of hardship and now uncertain danger before it’s too late. The risks she take to do what’s right will take courage and trust. Right from the start I was hooked on this holiday tale, an adventure into the west seeking a better life.

Alexander Barrett Patterson is lucky to be alive. Home from the war this tradesman is lacking for nothing, well almost nothing. He is still struggling with the war and the effects have lingered. Will this kind hearted man find love? Will Barrett put aside his worries and let himself be loved?

Both Barrett and Christina have suffered and it may take a few meddling matchmakers interfere before Christmas to nudge our sweet heroine and hero together. Two strangers will find out that they’re union is part mistletoe lore, part holiday magic and just meant to be.

Be sure to check out Hildie’s backlist and discover why she’s in this anthology.

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Bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves unusual situations and getting into interesting adventures, which is what her characters do as well. She writes romance because she is in love with love! Author of Romance in Highland historical, Western Historical and contemporary, she writes something every reader can enjoy.

Most days she can be found in her pajamas hiding from deliverymen while drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons she browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook.

Hildie’s favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and reading.

She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt, an unruly boy Chihuahua Pepito and a spoiled rotten girl Chiweenie named Lola.

Visit her website at www.hildiemcqueen.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HildieMcQueen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HildieMcQueen

Instagram: @HildieWrites

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Excerpt:

“Oswald!” The shriek of his name accompanied a stinging burn on Oz’s cheek, and he was fairly certain the imprint of Selene’s lovely hand flared on his skin.

Admiring the pink tinge of her cheeks, the fiery glare that made her hazel eyes glow, and slight quiver of her full bottom lip, he stepped in another few inches and smiled.

“Oh, come on, Kitty-Kitty. It wasn’t that bad.”

“You had no right to kiss me. None!” She pointed a finger of the offending hand into his face. “You are an unbelievably incorrigible, inappropriate, unacceptable clod.”

“Aren’t you the one who hung the mistletoe?” Gently taking her warm hand in his, he turned her finger to point to the deep green sprig dangling from a red velvet bow above her head.

As if on perfect cue a slight gasp escaped her mouth, and Oz counted the usual five seconds it took The Vampire Guard’s accountant to regain her composure.

With practiced precision and in this exact order Selene’s back stiffened, her mouth closed, shoulders dropped, and her deliciously curved chin turned up before she slowly blinked, though did not make eye contact with the kissing clod standing inches from her.

“That is neither here nor there.” Placing a hand on Ozzy’s chest she pushed him aside. “I just hung the damn thing not more than…” Her attention dropped to the step stool still positioned in the doorway, “…thirty seconds ago. How on earth could you possibly kiss me in that short time?”

Oz plucked a berry from the sprig overhead, rolling the tiny white ball between his thumb and forefinger. “A man can do an awful lot in thirty seconds.”

The Whole Latte:

Her Vampire Protector by Jordan K. Rose is a paranormal romance full of secrets, experiments and revenge.

Oswald Addison has kept a secret that consumes him daily. Selene Kittery is finding it difficult to hide her attraction to the one man she can’t have.

Don’t miss this paranormal tale with two characters who discover that sometimes when you wish really hard, they do come true.

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Jordan loves vampires. She also loves to laugh. And if you know anything about Jordan, you know her vampires will make you laugh.

A few years back Jordan received a copy of Twilight from her husband as part of her anniversary gift. By the end of that week she’d read the entire series and moved onto Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Eight weeks and eighteen vampire books later the idea for her first book came to her followed very quickly by Eva Prim.

The Eva Prim Series follows the night-to-night escapades of The Demon Mistress, a vampire with the inexplicable ability to call demons. With both full-length novels and short stories the series has a bit of something for everyone. Book three, The Road To Hell, releases in Fall of 2017.

Jordan’s other books include Black Magic Rose, book one of The Alliance Series, where the world is set in a hospital run by vampires and werewolves; and The Central City Romance Series, where members of The Vampire Guard one-by-one find love in the ruins of the city. Her Vampire Protector releases in the Under The Kissing Bough Box Set on November 22nd.

When she’s not writing about one vampire or another Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken and their lovable Labradors, Dino and Enzo on the beautiful beaches of New England.

To keep up on new releases, contests, and free reads sign up for Jordan’s newsletter at: http://bit.ly/1G1Y903

Find Jordan at:

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Anna Campbell’s Giveaway:

Anna has a Kindle download of Under the Kissing Bough to go to someone who comments today, no geographical restrictions.

Jeanne Adam’s Giveaway:

FIVE e-copies of Under the Kissing Bough.

Hildie McQueen’s Giveaway:

ONE lucky winner will have a choice of an e-book from Hildie’s  backlist and a swag pack

For a chance to win one of these AMAZING prizes please comment and respond to the following questions on this blog post:

What is your favorite reunion romance?  

Contest runs from 11/20/16 12:01AM thru 11/21/16 6:00 PM
Winner will be announced on this blog post on 11/21/16 sometime after 6:00 PM.

Winner MUST comment on this post within 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Be sure to follow me the blog (link on homepage),  Facebook Page (Books I Love A Latte Page) and Twitter @RaeLatte. 

 ** Please note…any gifted copies of the set cannot be awarded until release day, because Amazon doesn’t allow gifting of preorders.  Release Day is November 22, 2016**

Welcome to Haven Harbor

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** While this anthology is based on characters and a town that were in The Witches Walk by Jeanne Adams this anthology reads as a standalone Halloween collection. Some stories are spicier than others and are noted in my review of each novella with a pepper rating.  The rating is strictly for spice factor only. **

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Welcome to Haven Harbor is an anthology that features four novellas from Jeanne Adams, Barbara Devlin, Ellen Dugan and Donna MacMeans. It’s time to return to Haven Harbor,  Massachusetts, or visit for the first time, and discover what mischief awaits.

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In A Halloween Promise by Jeanne Adams fans of Witches Walk will be treated to a story that involves two of her characters from The Witches Walk. Adele, the town Veterinarian and Dan, the Librarian are thrown together in a most unexpected way, an abandoned dog. Will Dan be able to help her solve the mystery surrounding the puppy’s sudden appearance?

A story of odd events and unexplained happenings add fuel to Adele’s crush on Dan. With all the chaos and mystery will they have time to explore their attraction?

In a town of witches, secrets don’t stay hidden for long and things aren’t always as they appear to be.  This novella is laced with suspense as Jeanne brings a slightly darker side to Haven Harbor. I wonder whose story will be next and how long we’ll have to wait.

Once again her story is a two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight has just enough sizzle to make you tingle and a lot of action! Oh, and yes, it’s for  mature readers 18+.

Author Info:

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Although Jeanne Adams likes calling North Carolina home, she lives in DC, where The Tentacle Affaire is set, and often jogs on the C&O towpath with her dogs. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. She starts planning the annual yard decor on November 1. Alas, in this case however, the “Adams Family” – one husband, two sons and three dogs – is all bark and no bite.

On another spooky note, Jeanne used to work in the funeral and cemetery business, and knows a thing or two about getting rid of the body….bwhahahah! (She even teaches classes about it to other writers!)

Jeanne has written suspense novels for Kensington/Zebra Publishing since 2007. THE TENTACLE AFFAIRE, her first urban fantasy/romance, was released in Nov, 2014, along with two new Romantic Suspense Novellas, DEADLY DELIVERY and BEHIND ENEMY LINES. A short story, featured in TINY TREATS #2, St. Patrick’s Day, heralds a new series which will start next year.

She loves hearing from readers, so find her at http://www.JeanneAdams.com or on twitter @JeanneAdams or on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/JeanneAdamsAuthor

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Magick, Straight Up by Barbara Devlin is a must read tale. If you are fans of Barbara you won’t be disappointed with her first published contemporary piece that is included in this Anthology.

If you are looking for a doctor this Halloween, head to Haven Harbor Regional Medical Center ER. Check in with Dr. Rafe Owen. This sexy new doc now calls Haven Harbor home and when he ventures out to meet the fine folk of Haven Harbor he encounters the owner of The Old Haven Mill Tavern, Mary-George McBride. Rafe’s world will never be the same and neither will yours ;).

Rafe is intent on getting to know George, will she open up and give him a chance? George has the ability to discover what he desires, will she use it? Trust is a very fragile thing and for this outsider he just might lose the one thing he wants if George hesitates to reveal her secret before it’s too late?

Take a spin, enjoy a walk around town and then hop over for a bite at the Tavern. George might have your order ready before you walk through the door, don’t let it spook you.  With fun and sexy characters you’ll be asking her for more from these two before long!

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Bestselling author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller. A Texan, through and through, Barbara hasn’t been without a book in her possession since she was in kindergarten. She wrote her first short story, a really cheesy murder-mystery, in high school, but it was a Christmas gift, a lovely little diary with a bronze lock, given to her in the fifth grade that truly inspired her love of writing.

After completing part of her undergraduate studies at the University of London, where she developed a love of all things British, Barbara returned home and began a career in banking. But the late 80s weren’t too promising for the financial industry, and every bank that hired Barbara soon folded. So she searched for a stable occupation, and the local police department offered the answer to her prayers.

Initially, Barbara wasn’t too sure about her new career in law enforcement, but she soon came to love being a police officer. And then one uncharacteristically cold and icy day in December 1998, Barbara was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail while working an accident on a major highway. Permanently disabled, she retired from the police department and devoted her time and energy to physical therapy.

Once Barbara got back on her feet, she focused on a new career in academia. She earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.

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When life doesn’t go according to plan for Nilah she accepts a job at a Funeral Home. For many it might seem odd but Nilah has befriended the gardener. A sweet old man, he insists that she meet his grandson. Will she finally agree?

It will take one random event for Nilah to discover she does have the gifts her family has, it’s just a bit different and it will throw her world into a crazy adventure. I am now hooked on Ellen’s stories and no, I won’t give any spoilers. All I can say is that you need to just read!

Ellen’s ability to draw the reader in and tell a story full of magick, romance and acceptance of one’s self makes her addition to this collection a home-run!

I hope there is more planned for Nilah, I love her story and didn’t want it to end! Well done Ellen and thank you for such a magickal story!

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Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan, is the award winning author known as the “Garden Witch”. A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. She is a Master Gardener, and teaches classes on writing, Witchery, psychic development, and Magick. She is the author of the 17 non fiction books published by Llewellyn Worldwide.
Ellen branched out into paranormal fiction in 2015 with her popular “Legacy Of Magick” series.

When she’s not keeping up with her family, Ellen likes to unwind by working in her perennial gardens at home with her husband. Ellen wholeheartedly encourages folks to personalize their Spell-craft. To go outside and connect with the spiritual side of nature. To get their hands dirty and discover the wonder and magick of natural world that surrounds them.

Visit her author’s website at www.ellendugan.com

Visit her blog called, “Blog of Witchery” at ellendugan.blogspot.com/
You can also find Ellen on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

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Blame the Moonlight by Donna MacMeans takes us on a movie adventure to Haven Harbor. When Chelsea Davenport suggests the production team look into filming in Massachusetts she is confronted with her past.

Chelsea Davenport, a cosmetic queen has been chasing the moon as long as she can remember. Bradon Parker is her former childhood crush and an Investigative Reporter who uncovers more than just tabloid fodder. If Chelsea’s not careful Bradon just might discover the reason she left the east coast all those years ago?

A woman with a curse, clothing drifting in the night and a town of witches will leave Chelsea questioning if she can escape her past once and for all. Will Brandon be able to pursue his career without harming the one thing he desires the most?

Don’t miss this moonlight tale of two lovers and the adventure they begin. This two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight has just enough sizzle to make you tingle and a lot of action! Oh, and yes, it’s for  mature readers 18+.

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Award winning author Donna MacMeans made a wrong turn many years ago when she majored in Accounting at Ohio State University. What was she thinking? Balancing books just can’t compete with crafting plots and inventing memorable characters. She finally broke free from her life as a CPA to write witty and seductive Victorian historicals for Berkley Publishing in what can only be described as her dream job.

Her books have won numerous awards including the prestigious Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America, and the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Historical Love & Laughter, as well as recognition in many regional contests. Her books consistently receive high praise and glowing reviews.

Donna is also the recipient of the 2013 RWA Service Award, the 2014 RWA Pro Mentor award and currently serves as RWA Treasurer.

An avid reader, she uses the analytical skills learned as an accountant to analyze novels in an effort to constantly improve her own craft – and then teaches those skills in workshops around the country.

A member of the popular Romance Bandits blog group, she is always approachable. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband of forty+ years. Please contact her at www.DonnaMacMeans.com

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Each story brings its own charm, powers and romance. Are you a believer? Read these novellas and discover for yourself how Haven Harbor is just like your hometown, well…sort of.

Can these Haven Harbor residents open up and  confess their secrets without scaring the newly arrived away? Get your copy now and find out for yourself!

Welcome to Haven Harbor: A Haven Harbor Anthology $0.99

Happy Book Birthday The Witches Walk! Review, Excerpt and Giveaway!

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The Witches Walk by Jeanne Adams is the first book in her Haven Harbor series and it introduces us to the Witches of Haven Harbor. It’s time to remember those who have the “gift” and why they sacrificed everything to escape death and persecution three hundred years ago.

From the beginning, Jeanne pulls us in with her amazing prologue and from there, right into the annual Witches Walk. Nothing stands out more than a committee desperate to make changes with a new coordinator. Mari Beecham fits the bill and is hired yet she isn’t excactly forthcoming on her past. What will the town do when they discover who she really is? When Mari sets off for Haven Harbor she has no idea what to expect and the unexpected finds her!

Leave it to the Town Council Chair and local hottie, otherwise known as Pere Hestworth to further intrigue Mari and spice things up. The man is scrumptious, wicked and absolutely sinful. Pere must battle both his mother and his feelings towards Mari when he realizes that there is more to her sudden appearance in Haven Harbor than meets the eye. Mari’s going to set his world on fire and that’s just the beginning..

Not everyone is content with witches walking about town and when employees affiliated with the Witches Walk start disappearing, it will take a town and it’s coven to uncover the danger. There are too many unexplained coincidences, and far too much danger for Mari and other women in Haven Harbor.

Discover Haven Harbor’s Witches Walk. This fabulous book is written with humor, suspense and sizzle. A town that will do anything to protect it’s coven, well…. almost anything ;). Hopefully Mari and Pere can find out the truth before it all goes up in smoke.

Jeanne Adams has created another tantalizing must read!

This two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight has just enough sizzle to make you tingle and a lot of action! Oh, and yes, it’s for  mature readers 18+.

I received this ARC for a fair and honest review.

**Excerpt**

“Oh, hey, Ms. Beecham?” Carol hurried over as she came out of the ladies room, anxious to impart her news. “Mr. Gus had to leave. Something about his one of his other businesses, you know, the No Colds Barred Urgent Care Centers? He has a couple, and the U-Store-It and the car wash too. Anyway, he said he’d meet you here tomorrow morning, nine sharp. Um, if that suits you, of course.”
The last had been added for her benefit, Mari was sure. She’d lay odds Gus had said no such thing.
“Thank you Carol, and please, call me Mari. Save the Ms. Beecham for when the sponsors show up. Otherwise, we’re working this together, right? You’ve got a lot to teach me, and I’m ready to learn.”
Carol straightened, and her nervous hand twisting disappeared.
“I thought you’d be mad,” she blurted, then blushed. “That he left.” She blushed even more. “And then he gave Ms. Geneva your office.”
Mari made a snap decision, based on that look in the office. “Power play,” she stated and watched Carol’s eyes widen.
“Really?”
Mari just smiled, letting the young woman work it out. Gus wanted to give her a thimbleful of information, then deny her any more until he was ready to dole it out. Damned if she’d let that stop her.
“Let’s get some lunch,” she suggested. They invited Geneva along, but she demurred, waving at two dusty boxes. “If I can get through these first two years today, I’ll have made progress.”
Still wide-eyed at being invited, Carol walked with her to the nearby deli. They came back to the office to eat. In that short hour, Mari got more information from a bubbling, enthusiastic Carol than she’d gotten in nearly three hours with Gus.
“Time for more meet-n-greet,” Mari said when they finished. She slipped her purse out of her briefcase along with her car keys. “I’ll be back before you leave at five. I’m going to stop at Lydia Webb’s shop, then drive out to Mr. Hestworth’s Micro Mechanics Gaming Company to see the Walk’s end point.”
“I’ll wait till you get back then,” Carol said with a smug look of her own, turning back to her desk, “before I lock up and all.”
“Sound’s good,” Mari said. “I’ve got meetings in Boston tomorrow with Boston Chamber, and with the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce people. Their promotions committee is having a dinner and they invited me.”
Carol looked shocked. “They’ve never asked Mr. Gus to come to Boston.”
“Gus didn’t run an event at the Fogg Museum for four hundred of the country’s top CEO’s. I made some friends in Boston last time I was here.”
“Wow.” Carol’s grin about split her face. “That is majorly awesome.”
“Yeah, it was pretty cool. And on that happy note, I’ll head out.”
Mari turned to the door and ran right into the solid, sexy form of Peregrine Hestworth.Visions of smoke, fire and blood assaulted him the minute Marisol Beecham’s hands hit his chest. Off balance and startled, her attempt to back away warred with the forward motion of her pivot, leaving them both stumbling, and with her nearly helpless in his arms.
He smelled expensive perfume and lush, powerful woman. It reinforced the echo of the vision’s smoky warning.
What the hell?
The hint of foresight passed as quickly as it had come, as they all did, leaving him breathless and hyperaware of the woman in his arms. She was a tidy package of femininity and force. Fairly petite, she’d emphasized her gorgeous legs with stylish heels and a slim skirt. He didn’t know what the fashion was called, but it made the most of every curve.
His body’s instant reaction to her shape, and scent could be chalked up to recent celibacy, he was sure. Still, she was attractive with a wealth of dark hair and snapping dark eyes.
“I beg your pardon, Mr. Hestworth,” she said, untangling herself and pushing away. It wasn’t a shove, but it was a sure warning that she stood on her own two feet.
“No, I should be begging yours, Ms. Beecham,” he replied, and enjoyed the confusion that washed over her mobile features. “I brought you these,” he dangled a ring of keys, shiny and newly cut, between them.
“And these are?”
“Oh!” Carol, who had come to the door when she saw them collide, interrupted, pointing at the keys. “The office, the four temporary storage spaces over at the U-Store-it, the supply closet, and,” she frowned and came forward to tap the last brass key on the ring. “What’s this one? Is that to the big closet in Mr. Gus’s office?”
“It is,” Pere confirmed, resisting the urge to ruffle Carol’s hair as he had when she was younger. She’d hate him for treating her like a kid so he smiled, and nodded his approval. “Keen eye, Carol. Ms. Beecham, you had asked to look at all the financial records, as well as the list of vendors from the past couple of years. Has Gus gotten you those?”
“Yes and no. While I did see the modified version that was used for the Request for Proposal, I’d like to see the final you actually used.” It surprised him that she turned to Carol with the explanation. “Looking at the financials will tell me where we can maximize profits, looking at vendor lists can tell me who’s come before that we might entice back.”
He caught the undercurrent of excitement from Carol. Marisol Beecham had somehow managed to see what few others had, that Carol was brilliant, but it was overshadowed by her need to please and her nervous fear of doing the wrong thing. Pere had tried to hire her at MicroMechanics, thinking some of his staff could encourage her, but Carol had stubbornly clung to her position at the Walk office.
“Ah, that seems…logical.” Carol said the last bit almost as a question.
“I think it will prove to be, if the records are good.”
“I’ve asked Gus to be sure you have them before the end of the week.” Pere approved her proposed methodology. “The records are a good place to start. How was your morning? Did you find everything you needed?”
Puzzled by the almost fearful look Carol shot Marisol’s way, he frowned. “Office not to your liking?”
“The auditor is using the second office at this point. She’s in there now with the first two years of the Walk’s records, so I’ll take them next. Is that the office you meant?” Marisol inquired with a tilt of her dark head. He could see something in her eyes, but whether it was temper or amusement, he couldn’t tell.
“She’s using your office?” he said, going around her to open the door to the office behind them after a brief knock.
Obviously her look had been suppressed temper, because his own temper flared in an instant at the sight of the box-filled room and the startled looking woman who sat at the desk now covered with stacks of paper in manila file folders.
“Good afternoon,” he said, modulating his irritation to a smile. No need to antagonize the woman just because he was pissed with Gus.
“Well hello,” she said, with a surprised note in her voice. “You must be Mr. Hestworth.”
They exchanged introductions and pleasantries, with her assessing him the whole time. Everyone expected him to be older, or weirder, given that he ran a gaming company. It irked him, but he let it pass. He’d had a full plate of that throughout his morning meetings regarding a buyout. He’d escaped as fast as he could, using the keys and the Walk as an excuse.
“I’ll let you get back to it then, Geneva,” he said, using the given name she’d encouraged him to use. “Thank you for being here.”
“Of course, I’m happy to help,” she said, smiling as she sat back down. She might be surprised at his age or his lack of gamer-vibe, but she was serious about her own work. He was pretty sure she’d already forgotten his presence before the door shut.
“Damn it,” he growled as he turned to the two women watching him. “Carol, where’s Gus?”
“Uh, he’s gone, Mr. Hestworth, had something at No Colds that needed his attention he said.”
“He left while I was in the ladies room,” Marisol added, that same tilt to her head, that same watching gaze. Now, he realized, she was waiting to see if he was on her side, or on Gus’s team, since he hadn’t voted for her.
“Idiot,” he murmured, turning away from the door. He shot a look Carol’s way. “Don’t repeat that, Carol.”
Mutely, she shook her head, shifting her nervous gaze from him to Marisol and back again.
“This is ridiculous.” He tapped a finger on his chin, then stopped when he recognized the habit again, one he’d adopted from his father. A solution occurred to him, and he snapped his fingers, making Carol jump. “Perfect. Carol, get Truett Powers on the phone, please.”
“The space next door?” Carol said, going on alert. He nodded, appreciating her quick jump to understanding what he’s decided on the spur of the moment.
“Exactly. Then, call Marcus.” When Carol looked puzzled, he added, “Tell him he’s got a job waiting over here, and to call me for confirmation.”
Carol cocked her head to one side for a moment, an imitation of Marisol’s waiting pose. It was such an obvious hero-worship move that he had to repress a grin. True to form, Carol got his plan within seconds.
“Oh,” she said, glee echoing in her voice. “I get it. Mr. Powers to rent, Marcus to renovate. Should I call your main office or mobile?”
“Mobile. Thanks. Now,” he said, turning to Marisol. “I heard you say you say you were headed out to MicroMechanics after visiting Lydia’s place. Mind reversing the order? I’ll get you back before Lydia closes.”
“That would be fine.” He could practically see her running possible scenarios in her mind. But all she said was, “Where is Mr. Power’s space?”
Before he answered, Carol piped up. “Over on that side, back of the conference room. It’ll make a great office for you for now, and storage, and a second conference room, and then, uh, maybe for an assistant next year.” The last bit came out in a rush and Pere caught a glimpse of Carol’s ambition. Gus would never have considered an assistant, or given a thought to Carol as a candidate.
Interesting.
“Ah, I see,” was all Mari Beecham allowed. He was pretty sure she did see, both the politics and Carol’s hopes. He hoped Mari took his immediate action to solve the problem as him being on her side.
He was. Sort of.

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Although Jeanne Adams likes calling North Carolina home, she lives in DC, where The Tentacle Affaire is set, and often jogs on the C&O towpath with her dogs. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. She starts planning the annual yard decor on November 1. Alas, in this case however, the “Adams Family” – one husband, two sons and three dogs – is all bark and no bite.

On another spooky note, Jeanne used to work in the funeral and cemetery business, and knows a thing or two about getting rid of the body….bwhahahah! (She even teaches classes about it to other writers!)

Jeanne has written suspense novels for Kensington/Zebra Publishing since 2007. THE TENTACLE AFFAIRE, her first urban fantasy/romance, was released in Nov, 2014, along with two new Romantic Suspense Novellas, DEADLY DELIVERY and BEHIND ENEMY LINES. A short story, featured in TINY TREATS #2, St. Patrick’s Day, heralds a new series which will start next year.

She loves hearing from readers, so find her at http://www.JeanneAdams.com or on twitter @JeanneAdams or on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/JeanneAdamsAuthor

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Rae: I’m excited to have Jeanne Adams on the blog today.

Hi Everyone!

I’m so excited about Christmas in July here at Books I Love a Latte!  I’m particularly excited because I’m working on a new project that’s  coming out in September and I’m hoping you’ll be as excited about it as I am!

You see, I’m writing about witches.  I’m trying to make sure I don’t slap up against the stereotypes or trip over the gremlins of bad writing.  I want the witches in Haven Cove to be just like the people in any other town, just with a little extra whammy!  Ha!

Haven Cove is in Massachusetts, up near the New Hampshire border.  The original settlers fled Salem before the Trials, coming to rest about 50 miles north to create the town of Haven Harbor, in Haven County, MA.  Now, the town has an annual event every September called The Witches Walk.  “The Walk” as its affectionately known, is held to commemorate the walk the original witches made, escaping Salem.  It’s a five day festival, with a three day Walk, benefiting The Freedom Fund, a group that works to eliminate religious and social persecution in all it’s forms. There’s also a huge Faire and then a Witches Walk Gala to end the week.

But someone doesn’t want the Walk to succeed any more.  Someone wants to see it end, and end badly.  When a new, professional Executive Director is hired, accidents begin to happen and trouble starts to brew.  Marisol Beecham is superb at her job.  She’s determined to make The Witches Walk an internationally acclaimed, go-to event.  Peregrine Hestworth, head of the town council, isn’t sure about Mari, personally, but he’ll support her publicly to the bitter end.  Spells and magic swirl as the town prepares for the Walk, but so does the danger, as three women are murdered, in quick succession.  Will Mari be next?  Who’s behind it all?

I hope you’ll check back in August, here on Books I Love A Latte, for a cover reveal and the announcement of a Mystery Project set in Haven Harbor, then come again in September for a launch party of the Witches Walk!

>In the meantime, I hope you’ll check out my Urban Fantasty, The  Tentacle Affaire, the first book in the Slip Traveler Series; Dead Run, first book in the suspense series, Faithful Defenders; and my fun novellas as well!


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Capitol Danger is a collaborative story in four parts by authors Suzanne Ferrell, Jeanne Adams, Nancy Northcott and J.D. Tyler. It’s the night of the Inaugural Balls in Washington, DC and the setting is at one of the swankiest hotels in town. Everyone is there undercover and no one knows who they can trust. Which missions will be compromised? Whose paths will cross?

This joint effort begins with Unmasked (an Edgars Family Novella) by Suzanne Ferrell as we discover that the hotel is under siege and the attackers are still unknown. Luke Edgars and Abigail Whitson have one job and when the unexpected happens, will they be able to save themselves and their mission? Luke and Abigail must work as a team and when secrets surface will it distract them or keep them on point? Suzanne has written four books with sexy and edgy Edgars men.

Once again, she delivers us a great story with Luke and Abigail. Can they make it through the gunfire with their love intact? Maybe a little gunfire is what they need to put their relationship into perspective and finally commit to each other. The perfect beginning to this on-the-edge-of-your-seat story.

Looking for more from those sexy Edgars men? Check out Suzanne’s series Edgars Family Novels, there are plenty to choose from.

Death Under Glass (Deadly Charms novella) by Jeanne Adams continues the inaugural evening by introducing us to Edward Millner and Retta Geminous who are there to celebrate Retta’s glasswork that is decorating the room for the gala. Everything is sparkling and shimmering in red, white and blue until the room is attacked. When bullets fly and her work is shattered it will take everything to ensure that Edward and Retta make it out alive. Edward’s past as a Special Force medic will surprise many, can he shake what happened in his past to survive the night in one piece?

Pay attention readers. Just when you think you have it all figured out the story shakes things up and turns on the heat. Take note of the little touches in this novella, Jeanne is a master with those fine details and plot twists.

Looking for more action? Jeanne’s #FaithfulDefenders series starts with Dead Run and it’s fantastic. Check out my reviews here: everyone-needs-a-faithful-defender-that-will-protect-and-serve.

Wait, there’s more…check out my review in this post for Dead Reckoning. The Deadly Charms series is forthcoming. So, check out her previous books that are just as fabulous!

Danger’s Edge (An Arachnid Files Novella) by Nancy Northcott is a tale of agent versus agent. Everyone is suspect and secrets are piling up as fast as the bodies are in this siege. The tension between Greg Reed and Kelsey Mitchell is fantastic and the banter is superb. All I can say is there is a moment that I went from on the edge of my seat to laughing out loud. What will happen when Kelsey must reveal her identity to save herself? Will Greg give in to his feelings or just add her to one more body on the casualty list? After his last mission he was injured and recovering, will he be able to respond when lives are on the line?

I have read Nancy’s Mage series and she’s just as amazing at straight suspense. From sexy mage’s to edgy FBI agent’s Nancy writes stellar suspense books with edgy FBI agents in this world to sexy mage’s from beyond. While each of her books can be read as a stand alone I enjoyed reading them in order.

Check out my post from yesterday that featured Sentinel and Warrior. Be sure to comment for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Nancy Northcott!

Lethal Target (An Armed and Deadly Novella) by J.D. Tyler ends our adventurous evening with Dalton McCoy and Jolie Montfort at the hotel. Jolie is a reporter looking for a scoop and will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. An Inaugural Ball is the perfect place to get a hot story from politicians and constituents while they are having a great time and drinking it up.

Dalton McCoy wants nothing more than to be back in Texas with his target apprehended and behind bars. When his mission is compromised, will he have the strength to finish it out? Can he trust Jolie to keep his identity a secret?

Who will finally be the one to catch the maniac leader of the terrorist group that everyone has been hunting for, throughout this multilayered and complex, but gripping set of connected stories?

This anthology is brilliant, well written and seamless as we journey from one story to the next. Each author brings her own voice and unique style to this collection and the collaboration is absolutely genius. Every detail is figured out from beginning to end and there are no holes or loose ends. From the hotel layout to the plot that weaves into and out of each story, it all works and leaves you satisfied with one seriously crazy Ball and a bunk of hunky agents!

If you have never read J.D. Tyler, or any of these three suspenseful Romance Bandit’s books I suggest you download this book now and then dive into each of these author’s backlists. There are so many great books to choose from, from each of these authors and they are all must read delights!

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National Bestselling Author J.D. Tyler is best known for her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, and the popular Firefighters of Station Five and Sugarland Blue series under her pseudonym Jo Davis. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award in Paranormal. She’s also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been a two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

J.D.’s books regularly appear on the Barnes and Noble, Neilson Bookscan, BooksOnBoard, and Amazon bestseller lists, among others, and she was named by BooksOnBoard as their #1 Bestselling Romance Author.

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. J.D. lives in Texas with her two kids, a spoiled Boston terrier, and two cats.

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Although Jeanne Adams likes calling North Carolina home, she lives in DC, where The Tentacle Affaire is set, and often jogs on the C&O towpath with her dogs. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. She starts planning the annual yard decor on November 1. Alas, in this case however, the “Adams Family” – one husband, two sons and three dogs – is all bark and no bite.

On another spooky note, Jeanne used to work in the funeral and cemetery business, and knows a thing or two about getting rid of the body….bwhahahah! (She even teaches classes about it to other writers!)

Jeanne has written suspense novels for Kensington/Zebra Publishing since 2007. THE TENTACLE AFFAIRE, her first urban fantasy/romance, was released in Nov, 2014, along with two new Romantic Suspense Novellas, DEADLY DELIVERY and BEHIND ENEMY LINES. A short story, featured in TINY TREATS #2, St. Patrick’s Day, heralds a new series which will start next year.

She loves hearing from readers, so find her at http://www.JeanneAdams.com or on twitter @JeanneAdams or on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/JeanneAdamsAuthor

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Nancy Northcott’s childhood ambition was to grow up and become Wonder Woman. Around fourth grade, she realized it was too late to acquire Amazon genes, but she still loved comic books, science fiction, fantasy and YA romance. A sucker for fast action and wrenching emotion, Nancy combines the romance and high stakes she loves in the books she writes.

Her debut novel, Renegade, received a starred review from Library Journal. The reviewer called it “genre writing at its best.” Nancy is a three-time RWA Golden Heart finalist and has won the Maggie, the Molly, the Emerald City Opener, and Put Your Heart in a Book.

Married since 1987, Nancy and her husband have one son, a bossy dog, and a house full of books.

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Suzanne Ferrell discovered romance novels in her aunt’s hidden stash one summer as a teenager. From that moment on she knew two things: she loved romance stories and someday she’d be writing her own. Her love for romances has only grown over the years. It took her a number of years and a secondary career as a nurse to finally start writing her own stories.

Currently there are two main series she’s actively writing in: The Westen Series, a contemporary small town series based in a fictional Ohio town where “things aren’t always what they seem”, and features Close To Home, Close To The Edge and Close To The Fire. The second series is the Romantic Suspense books KIDNAPPED, HUNTED, SEIZED and VANISHED, featuring the Edgars family as they fight for justice, even if it means stepping slightly outside the rulebook.

KIDNAPPED and HUNTED were both Golden Heart finalist, and SEIZED, book #3 in the Edgars Family Novels, was a finalist in the novella category of the OKRWA’s National Reader’s Choice Awards contest.

Suzanne’s sexy stories, whether they be her on the edge of your seat romantic suspense or the small town romantic suspense stories they’ll keep you thinking about her characters long after their Happy Ever After is achieved.

You can Find Suz at:

Website: http://suzanneferrell.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzanneferrell.author

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuzFerrell

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/suzferrell/

Blog: http://romancebandits.com/

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Dead Run: Faithful Defenders #1 by Jeanne Adams is on-the-edge-of-your-seat, super hot, and intense suspense goodness! A mouthful of absolutely fabulous wonder – like biting into a fried snickers. Lots of layers, and a few that are a bit sinful.

Dana Markham and her son Xavier are in the witness protection program due to Xavy’s unfortunate louse of a father. Unfortunately, Xavy’s father is a notorious and very wanted criminal. For years, mother and son have kept a low profile, on the run, and finally in the witness protection program.

When Dana’s ex decides to fulfill a long-standing threat and take her out, she’s ready. The FBI must now race against the clock to keep her safe. That’s their job. But when things don’t go according to protocol everything changes. It’s too difficult to figure out who she can trust and when an injured man reveals his identity to her, she can’t quite figure out the truth. Who is this man? How does he know what to say? Why is he here? Caine Bradley works for the FBI but due to his unique arrival at Dana’s house, she’s not sure exactly what to believe. How long can Caine go before everyone figures out which side he’s really on? I love a great romantic suspense that’s full of secrets, arguments, trust, and lust in the form of an FBI agent.  This man is overflowing in the yowzah category and the story is packed with heat!

Discover who’s faithful and will defend to the end no matter what the cost. Discover what happens when lines are crossed and boundaries are tested. I love how detailed this book is, the characters have dimension and the plot has depth. Jeanne knows how to set the scene, create loveable characters – including the four-legged Faithful Defender, Shadow – that you just want to squeeze because you love them, as well as ones you just want to squash like a bug.

A quick note – I purchased this e-book on Amazon for $2.99 – it’s a fabulous price. I’d gladly buy it again as a gift. I can’t wait for the second book – I’m dying to know who’s story will be next.

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In Deadly Delivery by Jeanne Adams we are treated to a griping tale of what happens when a food delivery for Thanksgiving goes really, really, wrong. Poor Dierdre Shercroft is helping out her family for the holidays because they’re short staffed, her regular job is in real-estate which helps her maneuver in and out of the buildings in the city. When fate drops her into the building owned by the very man she hooked up with at a work conference she’s not sure if she should scream or knock on his door.  Michael Pennington, a real estate tycoon delivered his own delicious surprise when they enjoyed a week of bliss.  Finally thinking she may have found that special someone Dierdre was giddy with anticipation of connecting up after the conference.  Unfortunately, Michael fed her the standard line that he’d be in touch.

That was that, or was it? Other than a brief text describing some family crisis Dierdre wasn’t sure what to believe.  It’s been months and well….there’d been no communication. Radio silent! Now, she’s in his building and doesn’t exactly have a great “vibe!”

As a member of the Shercroft family she helps out her parents for their family business by delivering decadent and anticipated holiday baskets. However, this is one delivery run that she’ll be remembering for a very long time.  The last thing one expects is to be staring at a crazy dude and a gun when the receiving party opens up the door.  What Deirdre runs into upon delivering the very last basket is anything but ordinary.  Guns, drugs, and Michael are all at the same place. After months of silence there’s some explaining that has to be done and this is not exactly how she envisioned this blessed reunion.

If you were face to face with a hot guy from your past that you thought wanted nothing to do with you, what would you do? Dierdre isn’t exactly a saint and has a bit of a checkered past herself. However, when she escaped her ex, she thought that part of her life was behind her. Now, the clock is ticking to get both her and Michael out of this pickle while discovering if there truly is anything between them.  This novella screams sexy adventure and will have you wondering until the very last page….WELL???  Yes, dear readers this is a must read and must own.

Once again I need to say that Jeanne Adams is a master at novellas. Ya know those  stories that deliver fabulous stories in 100 pages or less. I know you won’t be disappointed and the price can’t be beat. If you’re looking for a quick read this week with the crazies of the holiday shuffle then don’t wait….download now! I received this copy from the author for an honest review and am thrilled she sent it my way. I look forward to many more reads by Jeanne Adams!

(** re-posted from 11/23/14)

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In Behind Enemy Lines by Jeanne Adams we are transported back the beginning of WWII, 1939 into the turmoil of France and Germany. We meet Grace Corvedale as she tries to escape France with both the mystical heirloom brooch she’s inherited and her life. Trained as a spy by the best agents in England, she’s been working as a vintner wine broker, allowing her to come and go while sending vital reconnaissance back to England.

Unfortunately information has leaked to the wrong hands about the origins of her family brooch and the power it holds. When Grace finds herself staring danger in the face, she will stop at nothing to escape the Nazis with her life and brooch intact.   Leave it to her father to send in back-up to rescue her from a fate worse than anything one can imagine. Perhaps her rescuer, American  Lt. Robert “Dix” Dixon, who is “unofficially” working for the British Embassy will turn out to be more than just a super sexy spy who appears as easily as he disappears.

Do you believe in magic? Do you believe that a predetermined someone is destined to be your soul mate? When Grace finally has a dream of her destined husband she denies to anyone who asks that she’s had the “vision.” Surely these dreams and that husband aren’t what her ancestors had in mind! Fearful that her life is about to alter course in a way that could be fatal for her family, she needs to prove to herself that having faith in the legend of the brooch is paramount. However, it’s up to Grace to discover that destiny or not, she can still write her own story.

Another captivating tale that I only hope leads to a new series! This spell-binding WWII adventure is filled with super sexy spy stuff and will keep you in suspense until the very last page.

Jeanne Adams
www.JeanneAdams.com
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The Tentacle Affaire by Jeanne Adams is spell-binding, action packed and chock full of passion.  Our Slip Traveler Cait Brennan is sent to Earth to retrieve a Tyranalnid Ophthoid, a stranded ship’s pet.  The Ty-Op’s last known location is the Potomac basin and Washington, DC is the destination of Cait’s next mission. Cait figures she’ll get in, retrieve the misplaced pet and return with no problems and no one the wiser.

Unfortunately Cait is thrust into DC politics as soon as she arrives, and stumbles upon her sexy alpha male neighbor Aiden Bayliss. Usually a man of his magical talents can read and uncover anyone’s mysteries- even Cait’s before she even knows what’s happening.  However, this time Aiden can’t get over how impenetrable her apartment is to his magical powers.  There is no explanation to her mysterious arrival along with the sudden shift in his mystical powers.   Unexplained happenings around her, multiple visions after a long drought with not a one and an attraction that’s electrifying and risky. Add in a handful of dead senators, and you’ve got a heck of a mess!

When I sit down and read romances I only occasionally select the paranormal/urban fantasy genre because I can’t usually get into the story.  Not only was I hooked after the prologue I was engaged till the bitter end and in true form Jeanne Adams delivered! I need more!  I can’t wait until her next book in this series. This is Men in Black meets Gandalf, and a rocking battle of magic vs. tech.

If you are looking for action packed and flawless story with a mission that makes sense you will not be disappointed.  The Marine background for Cait and the notion of serve, protect and never leave anyone behind is paramount for this story.

Cait is sent to Earth with one mission to retrieve and return a misplaced pet and winds up discovering that even though she’s living amongst other beings from other worlds, at her core she’s still an American, and a Marine.  Love, hope and perseverance are the keys to any warm blooded creature whether it’s this planet or an unknown.   If you want to know what happens to Cait and discover the passionate fireworks that happen when she meets Aiden you must purchase this book!  You will be handsomely rewarded! The Tentacle Affaire is out today and a must have for your e-reader!

(** Re-posted from 9/1/14)

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What’s the most fun you’ve ever had at Halloween?  What was your favorite costume?  What’s your favorite candy?
 
For witchy books, do you prefer cartoon covers or spooky covers??


Contest ends 7/19/16 at 2 PM EST. Winners will be randomly selected AND must comment on this blog post OR on the public Books I Love A Latte FaceBook Personal Blog Page.

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Good luck to all!

Don’t miss the fun…

Looking to fill up your e-reader with a few great reads? There is a great event by Release Me Promotions. Tonight is the last night of their three day FaceBook event and features T.K. Lucas and Barbara Devlin. You won’t want to miss this!

The fun starts at 6PM and will end around 10PM.  Stop by and check out the fun.  I hear there will be a few giveaways too! Be sure to check out the rules and good luck to all!

Here are a few that I’ve featured previously.

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Barbara Devlin writes spicy historical romance and has a fantastic backlist. Check out these must read books!

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To discover The Brethren of the Coast just click on the book title to be directed to my previous review.

Loving Lieutenant Douglas (Novella)

Enter the Brethren (Book 1)

My Lady, The Spy (Book 2)

The Most Unlikely Lady (Book 3)

One-Knight Stand (Book 4)

Captain of Her Heart (Book 5)

The Lucky One (Book 6)

Love with An Improper Stranger (Book 7)

Brethren Origins

Arucard (Book 1)

***Please note that any previous contests associated with the above posts are now closed.***

Author Info:

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Bestselling author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller. A Texan, through and through, Barbara hasn’t been without a book in her possession since she was in kindergarten. She wrote her first short story, a really cheesy murder-mystery, in high school, but it was a Christmas gift, a lovely little diary with a bronze lock, given to her in the fifth grade that truly inspired her love of writing.

After completing part of her undergraduate studies at the University of London, where she developed a love of all things British, Barbara returned home and began a career in banking. But the late 80s weren’t too promising for the financial industry, and every bank that hired Barbara soon folded. So she searched for a stable occupation, and the local police department offered the answer to her prayers.

Initially, Barbara wasn’t too sure about her new career in law enforcement, but she soon came to love being a police officer. And then one uncharacteristically cold and icy day in December 1998, Barbara was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail while working an accident on a major highway. Permanently disabled, she retired from the police department and devoted her time and energy to physical therapy.

Once Barbara got back on her feet, she focused on a new career in academia. She earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.

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Get to know Jeanne Adams, she writes romantic suspense and has a fantastic backlist. Check out these must read books!

Capitol Danger

The Tentacle Affaire

Dead Run

Deadly Delivery

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Author Info:

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Although Jeanne Adams likes calling North Carolina home, she lives in DC, where The Tentacle Affaire is set, and often jogs on the C&O towpath with her dogs. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. She starts planning the annual yard decor on November 1. Alas, in this case however, the “Adams Family” – one husband, two sons and three dogs – is all bark and no bite.

On another spooky note, Jeanne used to work in the funeral and cemetery business, and knows a thing or two about getting rid of the body….bwhahahah! (She even teaches classes about it to other writers!)

Jeanne has written suspense novels for Kensington/Zebra Publishing since 2007. THE TENTACLE AFFAIRE, her first urban fantasy/romance, was released in Nov, 2014, along with two new Romantic Suspense Novellas, DEADLY DELIVERY and BEHIND ENEMY LINES. A short story, featured in TINY TREATS #2, St. Patrick’s Day, heralds a new series which will start next year.

She loves hearing from readers, so find her at http://www.JeanneAdams.com or on twitter @JeanneAdams or on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/JeanneAdamsAuthor

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Suzanne Ferrell writes romantic suspense and has a fantastic backlist. Check out these must read books!

Close to the Fire (Westen Book 3)

Close to the Mistletoe

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Author Info:

 

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Suzanne Ferrell discovered romance novels in her aunt’s hidden stash one summer as a teenager. From that moment on she knew two things: she loved romance stories and someday she’d be writing her own. Her love for romances has only grown over the years. It took her a number of years and a secondary career as a nurse to finally start writing her own stories.

Currently there are two main series she’s actively writing in: The Westen Series, a contemporary small town series based in a fictional Ohio town where “things aren’t always what they seem”, and features Close To Home, Close To The Edge and Close To The Fire. The second series is the Romantic Suspense books KIDNAPPED, HUNTED, SEIZED and VANISHED, featuring the Edgars family as they fight for justice, even if it means stepping slightly outside the rulebook.

KIDNAPPED and HUNTED were both Golden Heart finalist, and SEIZED, book #3 in the Edgars Family Novels, was a finalist in the novella category of the OKRWA’s National Reader’s Choice Awards contest.

Suzanne’s sexy stories, whether they be her on the edge of your seat romantic suspense or the small town romantic suspense stories they’ll keep you thinking about her characters long after their Happy Ever After is achieved.

You can Find Suz at:

Website: http://suzanneferrell.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzanneferrell.author

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuzFerrell

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/suzferrell/

Blog: http://romancebandits.com/