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NEW REVIEW – Bad Medicine (The Lizzie Hart Mysteries) by Caroline Fardig

SORRY ALL – PICTURES ARE COMING SOON THEY WOULDN’T UPLOAD! 😬

What do a smokin’ hot detective, an evil chiropractor, and a couple of blind dates from hell have in common?

Lizzie has to wrangle them all in the third book of THE LIZZIE HART MYSTERIES series!
MY THOUGHTS 😎💕    

Oh man Caroline Fardig is one of my all time favorites!!! This is the third book in The Lizzie Hart Mysteries and you will NOT be disappointed!! Lizzie is seriously one of my favorite reluctant sleuths. That girl can find trouble anywhere…and I’m pretty sure she’s the origin of Murphy’s Law…LOL However it comes to be, she puts her heart and soul into everything she does and somehow it works out as it should. Thank goodness because once you bond with Lizzie you will be comparing her to other detectives and asking yourself “What would Lizzie do?” I’m really not kidding…I read a similar genre book right after Bad Medicine and all I could do was compare that heroine to Lizzie 😊

BLURB

Lizzie Hart is overjoyed that six whole months have passed without a single murder in the sleepy town of Liberty. It’s also been six months since Blake Morgan heartlessly dumped her, but she’s determined to get over him. She’s slimmed down, ready to party, and injury-free, except for a little nagging pain in her ankle. She’s also very single, but her friends are doing everything in their power to fix that—including setting her up on one disastrous blind date after another.  

Lizzie’s reprieve is short-lived when an old friend of hers is found dead from an apparent drug overdose. She wants to write it off as bad behavior after having seen the guy cheating on his wife with the new chiropractor in town. However, when she sees that same chiropractor playing doctor with another man who ends up dead, she worries there could be murder afoot.

Doing her best to stay on the right side of the law this time, Lizzie decides to go straight to the police with her suspicions. Unfortunately, the only cop available to speak with her is the stern yet hot new detective who has already given her a traffic ticket and a reprimand for public intoxication. Not surprisingly, he brushes her off, leaving her no choice but to begin snooping on her own. Lizzie soon learns she’s going to need help to get to the bottom of this mystery, but her best partner in crime solving, Blake, has turned into her worst enemy.  

Can Lizzie and Blake find a way to work together to catch the killer…or will they kill each other first?

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ABOUT THE FABULOUS AUTHOR!

CAROLINE FARDIG is the author of the LIZZIE HART MYSTERIES series and the forthcoming DEATH BEFORE DECAF, available November 2015 through Random House. Her eclectic working career included occupations of schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

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GIVEAWAY!! PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE — AppleTV or Amazon FIRE??

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*Taken from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2455874,00.asp

I know this is very different from my usual posts, but I could really use some help….

We have been trying to get away from cable (TV but we will keep Internet) for quite some time. Now, I am most familiar with Apple and Amazon and I am an Amazon Prime member so I am definitely intrigued with the new FIRE. Deep down I am an Apple lover though….

Quite frankly I’m not worried about storage or processors; mainly because I know Apple doesn’t take much of a processor to be fast, so I consider them pretty equal.

What I really want is to be able to:

1. Watch any and ALL DISNEY
2. NETFLIX
3. Kiddo friendly
4. Would LIKE Amazon Instant Video (I can get this on my iPhone, maybe TV?)
5. Games would be fun
6. Multiple rooms – here’s the rub (I think), are these mostly just 1 room systems?

What I desperately need is for people who have/had one or both to tell me what they are like in real life.

We are finally out of contract and I keep thinking I will be able to get my iPad A LOT faster if we get out from under the $200 cable/internet/phone bill every month!

So if you have an opinion (surely you do, right?) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE weigh in on my dilemma. I don’t care if it is via Facebook, Blog, or Twitter; all i know is that I would greatly appreciate any and all information.

How about a $5 gift card as a prize?? Use the Rafflecopter below to gain an entry. You can gain extra entries each day for sharing this post!! I am going to give this a month and see how many helpful answers I can get, and I will give one more hard push before I choose a winner.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW – Wanting Him (Needing You #2) by T.R. Fike

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Synopsis:

Can a person really fall in love in only a few short months? Does distance really make the heart grow fonder?

Natalie, a confident strong individual who has had her fair share of pain and loss has found the one thing that truly makes her happy, Parker Thomas.

Parker is living his dream, on tour with his band mates, King Dread. He’s making a name for himself and his band, wanting nothing more than for Natalie to join him on this new adventure.

Unfortunately due to life, Nat cannot go with him. Between going to school, working, and taking care of her sister, her plate is full.

During the months apart, Nat and Parker are able to grow as individuals and reveal who they really are, and what’s important.

Though distance is hard on both of them; there are people out there who want nothing more than a piece of Parker.

When they are put to the test, will they be able to prove their love for one another or will others step in and take their place?

**This contains graphic sexual content and situations suitable for readers 18**

My thoughts:

This is another one of those books that tries really hard to get that vein in my head to POP!!  Holy smokes, the intensity of feelings between these two is such that nothing else seems important.  They are trying so hard to continue on with their lives and yet keep circling back.  Even if they know it can’t last.

I don’t want to talk about the parts that really hit me between the eyes because you should experience them yourself as they come.  It’s tricky, but I can guarantee you will be hooked on this book very quickly.  You don’t have to read the first one to understand this one, but I highly recommend it.  That book knocked me on my rear end as well!   Grab this book up RIGHT NOW!!!

Also, check out my review of the first book in this series Needing You (Needing You #1)!!

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Excerpt

Nat, if there’s any point in time when you doubt how I feel about you, I want you talk to me, don’t bail on me,” he says piercing me with those gorgeous green eyes.

“I won’t.  We only have to wait a year until you’re home,” I say with a smile.

 

“Yep, one year.  Plus we’ll see each other when I’m around home for concerts, and you’re going to stay with me a few days when you can,” he says with a knowing look.

 

“Yes babe, I told you I would,” I say with a smile as I lean in and softly press my lips to his.

 

Before I can register what he’s doing he has me lying on my back and he’s settled between my thighs kissing me silly.

 

teaser 3“Round two,” he says with a wink as he quickly moves down my body to my sensitive spot.  He wastes no time getting me ready for more of him.  His tongue hits my sacred spot, making my body jump.  Parker makes sure I’m not going anywhere as he continues his tongue assault on my body, then thrusting two fingers inside my aching walls.

 

“Please babe, I need you inside of me,” I whimper.

 

“I will soon, I’m enjoying tasting you,” he says before he dives back in with his tongue making me moan louder.

 

It doesn’t take Parker long to have me reaching bliss and calling him all sorts of God-like names.

 

My body feels like mush, but I can’t get enough of him.  I wish I could have him every day, but that’s what makes our times together even more special.

 

Soon Parker is pushing inside my wet core waking my insides back up.  I lean up towards Parker to kiss him. I wrap my arms around his neck, allowing my fingers to play in his sexy messed-up hair.

 

I wrap my legs firmly around Parker’s waist wanting him to push even deeper inside of me.

 

T Renee FikeAbout the Author

T. Renee Fike is a born and raised country girl from Pennsylvania.  When T. Renee isn’t writing, she’s working her full-time day job, or pursuing her Master’s degree.  Aside from work and school, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading a good book, watching football, (GO EAGLES) or hanging out with her niece and nephew.

You can follow T. Renee Fike on

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW – NEVER SAY GOODBYE by T. Renee Fike!!

imageThis was one of those books that absolutely rips your heart out, but still makes everything okay in the end!  Thank goodness, because I was definitely a bit of a mess for one especially heart wrenching part!  Thank you ever so much Ms. Fike for not leaving me hanging with some type of cliffhanger!

This book definitely is one that you will be all in once you start it.  So far every book I have read by this author has pulled me in so deep without even trying. It is harsh and wonderful at the same time.

The short version of the description is that Olivia and Nathan were childhood best friends, doing absolutely EVERYTHING together, until his Dad is transferred out of state. We get this story from Liv’s (or O as Nathan calls her) POV so we know as a child she is devastated by the loss of her best friend.  Then she keeps trying to call him and is always told he is not home or not available until she stops trying and assumes he is too busy to contact her.

Luckily, Brynn moves into Nathan’s old house next doorand thankfully becomes a new best friend.  Next up, college. I just can’t say too much without ruining the way the story unfolds, but it was amazing.  You can feel the build up and sense something is coming, but then BAM it hits you right between the eyes….

This is an awesome book and you should definitely pick it up and enter the giveaway below!!

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**This contains graphic sexual content and situations suitable for readers 18+**

Liv’s childhood best friend, who she’s been inseparable from her entire childhood, moves out of state. She’s devastated and forced to move on with her life without “her everything.”

Luckily, she finds a new best friend, Brynn. These two have been best friends for so long; they decide to attend the same college as roommates.

After things don’t turn out so well with a failed relationship, Liv chooses to forgo any romantic commitments. She’s in college after all, so why not enjoy being single and free?

Brynn however is in a happy relationship and wants nothing more than for her best friend to be in one too. As much as she tries to play matchmaker, Liv refuses to be tied down. Unfortunately, when it’s least expected, someone at school makes Liv’s world turn upside-down. As much as she doesn’t want him to affect her, he does.

To make matters worse, Brynn’s boyfriend knows more about Liv then he realizes and eventually he’s able to put the pieces of her past together.

When tragedy strikes, the past and the present collide, allowing secrets to come out and change everything.

Will friendships be torn and goodbye’s said or will they keep their promise and never say goodbye?

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Excerpt

I just look at him, shocked and speechless.  Here, I never once forgot about him and he looks like he can’t wait to get away from me. ME.

imageBefore I say anything he starts talking, he lets out a frustrated sign, “Yes O, I do remember you, but that was a long time ago.  You don’t know me or anything about me now,” he states surprising me.

“Why are you being so rude?” I ask confused and hurt, because it’s been so long since I’ve heard him call me by the nickname O, the one he gave to me when we were kids.

“I’m not, I just don’t want anything to do with you,” he says looking intently at me.

“Why not?” I can’t believe he’s being this mean, this guy, one I freaking would have done anything for, and here he is being rude and wants nothing to do with me.  What the hell did I do to him?

“Like I said, I’m not that stupid little boy anymore.  We know nothing about one another and I don’t want to know you.  Stay away from me,” he says harshly.

I feel like I want to cry, but I won’t do that in front of him.  Instead I look him dead in the eyes, “You grew up and became an asshole,” and then I storm off towards the library, never looking back.

 

About the Author

T. Renee Fike is a born and raised country girl from Pennsylvania.  When T. Renee isn’t writing, she’s working her full-time day job, or pursuing her Master’s degree.  Aside from work and school, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading a good book, watching football, (GO EAGLES) or hanging out with her niece and nephew.

You can follow T. Renee Fike on Twitter https://twitter.com/TRFike

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/TRFike83

Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/trfike

 

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ANNIVERSARY SALE and GIVEAWAY!! – It’s Just a Little Crush by Caroline Fardig is 1year old!

IJALC 1st Birthday pictureIT’S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH by Caroline Fardig turns one year old on January 30th! In honor of its “1st Birthday”, it will be on sale for $0.99 during the last week of January. Help us celebrate by entering the contest below, and get your copy today at Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

This is one of my all time favorite books! Check out my review HERE!!! 

 

Here is the blurb:

The sleepy town of Liberty hasn’t seen murder in…well…ever. Residents are stunned when the body of a young woman is found strangled, and reporters at the Liberty Chronicle are thrilled, rather disturbingly, over the biggest news story to hit town this century.
Lizzie Hart has even bigger problems. Lately, she can’t seem to concentrate on her job as copy editor at the Chronicle with the new hunky investigative reporter, Blake Morgan, swaggering around the office. How can a girl work when she’s using all of her energy combating Blake-induced hot flashes and struggling to repress the giggly inner schoolgirl that’s constantly rearing her dorky head? It’s a good thing that Blake barely knows Lizzie exists.
After an odd string of events, however, Lizzie begins to wonder if Blake is really as fabulous as she has fantasized. When Lizzie and Blake find a co-worker dead, Blake’s personality changes completely—and not in a good way. Even though the police rule the death as an accident, Lizzie immediately suspects foul play and senses a connection to the recent murder. She is determined to bring the killer to justice, but is having some trouble getting her Nancy Drew on thanks to the pesky stalker she’s picked up—Blake Morgan. Wait, didn’t she want him to follow her around and pay attention to her? Not like this. Blake has turned from cool and smooth to cold and downright scary, making Lizzie wonder if he should be next on her suspect list.

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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy!!!!

FightingRedemption_EbookIf you still have not picked up a book by Kate McCarthy, what are you waiting for?!?  There is so much emotion in these books that you physically feel what is happening in the lives of these characters.

I don’t think I can express in words how much you are LIVING the character’s life while reading this book.  Each time Ryan had to walk away, my heart hurt.  And Jake, oh my God, just I can’t say anything about that without spoiling bits and pieces.  Except that Jake is Fin’s brother and Ryan’s best friend.

 I’ve included the synopsis below, but I have to tell you, you NEED to read this book.  If you are not hooked on Kate McCarthy by the first chapter, I’ll……..well I don’t know what I will do but I would be surprised!!  :-)

So basically, Fin grows up following around her big brother and his best friend.  Ryan and Jake meet in 5th grade and become more like brothers than friends.  Ryan’s home life is pretty unbearable and Jake’s family takes him in an treats him as their own whenever he is there.  Ryan has always known he wanted to be a soldier and it doesn’t take Jake long to want it too.  So the boys join the Army when they are of age………

That’s it, that’s all I’m giving you for now because the journey this book takes you on is LIFE CHANGING!  It will really make you sit up straighter and think about what is important!

 Synopsis

Ryan Kendall is broken. He understands pain. He knows the hand of violence and the ache of loss. He knows what it means to fail those who need you. Being broken doesn’t stop him wanting the one thing he can’t have; Finlay Tanner. Her smile is sweet and her future bright. She’s the girl he grew up with, the girl he loves, the girl he protects from the world, and from himself.

At nineteen, Ryan leaves to join the Australian Army. After years of training he becomes an elite SAS soldier and deploys to the Afghanistan war. His patrol undertakes the most dangerous missions a soldier can face. But no matter how far he runs, or how hard he fights, his need for Finlay won’t let go.

Returning home after six years, one look is all it takes to know he can’t live without her. But sometimes love isn’t enough to heal what hurts. Sometimes people like him can’t be fixed, and sometimes people like Finlay deserve more than what’s left.

This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.

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Excerpt

The call disconnected before she could reply, and she tossed the phone beside her with a sigh. Pushing up off the bed, she walked towards her wardrobe. Catching movement from the corner of her eye, she turned her head and jolted. Ryan was leaning casually against the doorframe, his arms folded. Licking his lips, he stepped into the room and shut the door behind him.

“Ryan. You scared me.” She reached for the top she’d tossed on her corner chair a few minutes ago and gave him her back.

Fin felt him come up behind her and she shivered. He reached around, grabbed the shirt from her hands and tossed it on the floor. Suddenly breathless, she looked at it, then at his hands where they came to rest on her stomach.

He was an asshole for doing this to her, but her door was ajar. When Ryan heard her voice and saw her lying on her bed in nothing but lacy pink underwear, he couldn’t stop himself. How did she manage to look so innocent and so sexy all at the same time?

His lids lowered as he looked down over her shoulder, watching his hands as they skimmed up the smooth, taut skin of her belly to cup her breasts firmly.

Her body trembled as he rubbed his thumbs across her nipples. He felt them harden beneath the flimsy lace of her bra.

“Fin,” he breathed, running one hand down along the inner edges of her tanned thigh. Fuck. Her legs were smooth and warm, and he wanted them wrapped around him as he sank himself deep inside her.

Burying his head in her neck, Ryan shifted his hand to cup the pretty lace panties between her thighs and took a deep, shuddering breath. God, he shook with the need to taste her.

“Ryan,” she moaned.

With his other hand, he fisted the soft strands of her hair and yanked her head back, exposing the line of her throat, and he fell on it—sucking and biting the sweet skin until he was unbearably hard.

A tap came at the bedroom door and they both froze. “Fin? Are you heading out soon or eating here first?” Jake called out.

“I-I’ll be right out,” she stammered and took a step forward out of Ryan’s arms. She turned around, meeting his eyes.

“Okay,” Jake called back.

Ryan’s blood pulsed so hard it was a roar in his ears as they stared at each other wordlessly. After a beat of silence, she tore her eyes away and opened the wardrobe door.

“Are you happy now?” she hissed as she grabbed a pair of jeans from the shelves.

low-res Fighting Redemption Teaser 7His eyes on her ass, he muttered, “What?”

She threw the jeans at him and he caught them when they hit him square in the chest. “This. Us. Yes, okay? I want you. Is that what you want to hear? That I dream of you too?” she choked out. “Your hands on me, inside of me, and I ache too.”

Ryan took a step towards her.

“Don’t.” She snatched the jeans out of his hands and tugged them on.

“I’m sorry,” he murmured.

Fin turned, rummaging for a top. She pulled one off a hanger and tugged it on furiously. “You’re sorry. I’m sorry. Everybody’s sorry. Well it’s just one sad, fucking sorry situation, isn’t it?”

Christ, Fin was a fiery inferno when she was mad, and it had his dick swelling even harder. “Fin, I—”

“Enough!” She jabbed a finger in his chest. “There’s hurt in there. I know it. You know it, but you’re not going to move on from it until you let that shit out. Whatever you’re doing now isn’t working. Own it, Ryan. Stop letting it own you.” With that she brushed past him and opened the bedroom door. She looked at him over her shoulder before stalking away.

 About the FABULOUS Author!

Author PicKate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.

She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.

She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.

When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.

Connect with the Kate McCarthy (seriously….she’s a real person and loves to hear from people!):  Facebook / Twitter / Blog / Goodreads

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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY ENDS TOMORROW!! HURRY AND ENTER!!! – The Sentinel by Holly Martin

TheSentinelCoverWow what a fantastic story!!  This is my favorite type of series……It is intense and fast-paced, but there is a satisfying conclusion at the end!  It didn’t leave me hanging at the end!! Now it didn’t wrap up the entire story, there is still definitely a lot to resolve, but we are given that satisfied feeling at the end. That is until I read the small blurb for the second book!  WOW is about all I can say!

So for those of you that missed my original post here is the book’s description:

When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing.

 In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single-minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs.

However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against.

With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with.

But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfill her destiny when the time comes?

If you would like to see my original post, click HERE! Also, if you want to read my update on the story you can click HERE!

A little more about this book….

So Eve is 17 years old and just found out she is the supposed “Sentinel” that is going to save the world. No pressure, right? Eve slowly finds out that most people she knows, know who and what she really is. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that people are trying to kill her…..

I seriously hope this book takes off and eventually becomes a movie. The constant adventure and chaos is fascinating. I can vividly picture each character and their surroundings in my mind and that is thanks to Holly Martin’s writing. Plus, she describes the actual actions so clearly I can envision them happening!

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GIVEAWAY! UPDATE – READ WITH ME – The Sentinel by Holly Martin

TheSentinelCoverOhmygoodness! This book is very good! I literally had to force myself to stop reading so I could give you all an update! So first if you didn’t see my previous post and you want all the info on The Sentinel you can click HERE!

This is one of those books that starts off with a BANG! It begins with a school bus crashing over the edge of a cliff! It’s teetering there when Eve first realizes that everything is not quite what it seems. She sees her teachers do some impossible things…..then SHE keeps all the other kids from dying!

Eve hit her head in the crash, so everyone tries to convince her that she was hallucinating! They ALMOST have her convinced…..until the FIRE! That’s all I’m going to give you for now, but stay tuned! I don’t want to giveaway the story as I go, but trust me, it is riveting!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 5 copies of The Sentinel!!!

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GIVEAWAY and READ WITH ME!! The Sentinel by Holly Martin

TheSentinelCoverHello Everyone!  We are going to try something a little different!  I am REALLY excited to get a chance to read The Sentinel by Holly Martin!!  So we are giving away 5 ebooks!!!!  I am going to start reading this book tonight and I will update you on my thoughts as I read it.  I will try to give you a little peek every couple of chapters :-)!

If you want to read it with me click on the buy links below and get started!!  You may want to know a little more before you do that so lets start with the book’s description:

When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing.

 In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single-minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs.

However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against.

With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with.

But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfill her destiny when the time comes?

I used to say that I didn’t care for Fantasy/Paranormal type books, but that is changing the longer I have this blog.  I read the Immortal Rapture Series by Lilian Roberts and could NOT put it down (the reviews for the rest of those will be coming very shortly!)!!  The Sentinel has me so intrigued it was all I could do to get the rest of my things wrapped up so I could get started on it!!  So if you want to follow along with me you can get this on Amazon for just $2.99 and it’s around 319 pages!

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GIVEAWAY, COVER REVEAL AND TEASER – Kate McCarthy’s FIGHTING REDEMPTION!!!!

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FightingRedemption_EbookBook Details:

  • Title – Fighting Redemption
  • Author – Kate McCarthy
  • Genre – Contemporary Romance
  • Expected Release Date – December 2, 2013
  • Cover designed by – Damonza
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If you have ever read Kate McCarthy you will be picking this up as soon as it’s humanly possible!!  If you have not, you NEED to!  She will quickly become one of your favorites!!

Ryan Kendall is broken. He understands pain. He knows the hand of violence and the ache of loss. He knows what it means to fail those who need you. Being broken doesn’t stop him wanting the one thing he can’t have; Finlay Tanner. Her smile is sweet and her future bright. She’s the girl he grew up with, the girl he loves, the girl he protects from the world, and from himself.

At nineteen, Ryan leaves to join the Australian Army. After years of training he becomes an elite SAS soldier and deploys to the Afghanistan war. His patrol undertakes the most dangerous missions a soldier can face. But no matter how far he runs, or how hard he fights, his need for Finlay won’t let go.

Returning home after six years, one look is all it takes to know he can’t live without her. But sometimes love isn’t enough to heal what hurts. Sometimes people like him can’t be fixed, and sometimes people like Finlay deserve more than what’s left.

This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.

Ryan Kendall is broken. He understands pain. He knows the hand of violence and the ache of loss. He knows what it means to fail those who need you. Being broken doesn’t stop him wanting the one thing he can’t have; Finlay Tanner. Her smile is sweet and her future bright. She’s the girl he grew up with, the girl he loves, the girl he protects from the world, and from himself.

At nineteen, Ryan leaves to join the Australian Army. After years of training he becomes an elite SAS soldier and deploys to the Afghanistan war. His patrol undertakes the most dangerous missions a soldier can face. But no matter how far he runs, or how hard he fights, his need for Finlay won’t let go.

Returning home after six years, one look is all it takes to know he can’t live without her. But sometimes love isn’t enough to heal what hurts. Sometimes people like him can’t be fixed, and sometimes people like Finlay deserve more than what’s left.

This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.

Teaser time!!!!!

Later that morning after their workout and shower, Jake fell asleep on the couch. Feeling at a loss with nothing but time on his hands, Ryan wandered down the hall towards Fin’s room. She was sitting at a little study nook in the corner, laptop open with one foot resting on her chair. She was wearing a tank top and a little pair of shorts. Leaning up against the doorframe, he couldn’t tear his eyes away from those long, delectable legs.

As though sensing his presence, she turned in her chair. He forced his eyes upwards, catching a sexy flush fill her cheeks at his blatant perusal.

“Morning, Ryan.” She took off her black framed reading glasses and tossed them on the desk.

“Morning, Fin,” he replied.

Against his better judgement, Ryan pushed away from the door and walked farther into the room. Fin hadn’t changed at all and neither had his desire for her. His heart kicked over when she met his eyes. He knew everything he was feeling right now was written all over him, but he couldn’t seem to shut it off.

Her eyelids fluttered closed and she whispered, “Why now?”

Ryan took a deep breath. “I don’t know,” he replied honestly.

He shouldn’t still be feeling this way after so many years. Why was he doing this to her, and to himself? It was better for everyone if he stayed away like he was supposed to.

“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have come. I’ll go stay at the barracks.” He turned to leave.

“Ryan!” she called out. Scrambling out of the chair, she grabbed his arm as he was halfway out the door.

“Fin,” he warned, looking down at her hand pointedly.

She took a step closer and he breathed her in, her scent like jasmine on a hot summer’s day. He was surprised when he looked into her eyes and saw anger burning hotly in their depths.

“Six years, Ryan. Do you know how hurt I was, each day passing by and getting nothing—not even a note or an email? I didn’t just lose you. I lost my brother too. Both of you left me, and I was okay with that. I understood that this was what you needed to do, so I moved on. I built a life that doesn’t include you. That was what I had to do.” She paused and raised a shaky hand to cup his cheek. “I’d have given you my entire heart if you’d only asked, but it’s not yours now. It’s not yours.”

Ryan closed his eyes, agony for losing what was never his rose in his chest until he felt strangled by it. He placed his hand over hers, holding it there until she tugged it away.

“You’re right,” Fin told him. “You should stay on the barracks … but I don’t want you to. Damn you, Ryan,” she whispered fiercely. “I don’t want you to.”

Ryan used his bulk to crowd her against the wall until there was no room for her to move. Leaning one hand against the wall, he grabbed her hip with the other. Her breathing rose rapidly and he leaned in, ducking his head until their mouths hovered a mere breath apart.

“Why can’t I force myself to leave?” He rested his forehead against hers and closed his eyes. “I hurt too. For six years I fought every day not to think of you, and I lost, because every day you were all I could see. You were the best thing in my life—so sweet and innocent, and so goddamn tempting.” His hand strayed from her hip and slid down to grip her ass. He swallowed the groan. “I stayed away so you could move on.”

Kate McCarthy Bio!!!

Author PicKate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.

She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.

She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.

When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.

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