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$0.99 SALE – Unfinished Business by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson!!!

UnfinishedBusinessCoverSometimes the dead need our help and sometimes we need theirs. This is the theme of Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s light-hearted and touching chick-lit novel, UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Angela Panther’s mom passes away from cancer, but you can’t keep a good woman down. She returns as a wise-cracking celestial being with “unfinished business.” The hilarious “chick-lit with ghosts” tale is only $0.99 on September 19-23!  Read my review of this AWESOME BOOK.

Unfinished Business Blurb: 

 ANGELA PANTHER HAS A PERFECT LIFE:  A lovely home, an attentive, successful husband, two reasonably behaved children, a devoted dog and a lot of coffee and cupcakes. But while her life might border on mundane, she’s got it under control. Until her mother, Fran dies-and returns as a ghost. It seems Fran’s got some unfinished business and she’s determined to get it done.

Now Fran’s got some nifty celestial superpowers and isn’t opposed to using them to levy a little ghostly retribution on her granddaughter’s frienemies and even her own daughter, which doesn’t make Angela happy.

While Angela’s shocked and grateful to have her mother back, she’s not thrilled about the portal to the afterlife Fran opened upon her return. Now every ghost in town is knockin’ on Angela’s psychic door, looking for help-and it’s a royal pain in the butt.

Now Angela’s got to find a way to balance her family life with her new gift and keep her mother in line. And it’s a lot for one woman to handle.

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Carolyn Ridder Aspenson tackles, with comic cleverness, the serious subjects of mother-daughter relationships, death and raising teenagers in this smart, funny take on the love of family and the uncontrollable paths our lives take. This story is very personal for Carolyn. She calls it a “declaration of love” for her late mother. You can read more about Carolyn’s personal story on Heartache to Healing.

Buy Unfinished Business for $0.99!!!

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$0.99 SALE – Spellbound in His Arms by Angel Sefer

Spellbound in His ArmsAngel Sefer’s Romance Mystery novel Spellbound in His Arms will be on a $0.99 sale on September 18 and 19! This book was recently #14 on Amazon’s Romantic Mystery best seller list. It’s a cool island thriller that takes place on the Greek Island, Corfu.   I LOVED this book and you can check out my review and an excerpt HERE.

Book Description:

A mansion full of secrets…
From the moment investigative reporter Jackie Alexander steps foot inside the mansion dominating the Demiris estate on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu, her suspicions are on high alert. This is no ordinary assignment… The life of her beloved cousin, Aphrodite, is in grave danger, as the heirs to the incredible fortune of Greek tycoon Andreas Demiris die one after the other, under mysterious circumstances…
A man with secrets of his own…
The only person who can help Jackie is Michael Apostolou, former Special Forces Officer and one of the finest detectives on the Athens police force. Soon enough though, Jackie realizes, that despite her simmering desire for him, she can’t really trust him, as the seductive detective seems to be investigating those mysterious deaths for reasons of his own…

Trusting the wrong person can be deadly…
Jackie and Michael are forced to work together, but the suspicions and unanswered questions are devouring them, just like their rising passion for each other. In games like this, the stakes are high and the players are ruthless… When Jackie is kidnapped by the most dangerous player of all, time is running out, as Michael is forced to choose between jeopardizing his mission and personal quest for justice, or the life of the gorgeous intruder of his heart…

Angel Sefer AuthorAuthor Bio

Angel Sefer was born in Athens, Greece. She has studied and worked on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds a degree in Economics, and divides her time between the corporate world and her true passion: reading and writing romance, mystery and adventure novels. She lives in Athens, Greece, with the two loves of her life – her son and her husband – and her wonderful and supportive family. Angel is a member of several writers groups.

Buy Links

Spellbound in His Arms is currently available for purchase on Amazon.
It will be available on Barnes & Noble and Kobo Books after September 20th!

99 cent SALE!!! Arielle: Immortal Passion (Book 3 in the series)

c0d5d3e05783a69fd0de0623b3a28e4ac3b969d5-thumbI fell in LOVE with this series and I can’t wait to get to the next 3 books in the series!!  You can read my review of the first book: Arielle: Immortal Awakening, (Book 1 of the Immortal Rapture Series) by Lilian Roberts. Keep in mind this is a series and each of the books leads wonderfully into the next – okay so the first leads perfectly into the second. :-) I wouldn’t say they are necessarily true cliffhangers, but the story is DEFINITELY not over! 😀

Get Arielle: Immortal Passion NOW on sale until September 17th only!!!!!

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HELP!!!! Why does Facebook think I “Might” be SPAM?!?!?

I could really use some help!!! Can anyone answer this question for me?  All of the links to my blog send the warning that the site might be spam.  What can I do to prove I am not SPAM?!?!?  So frustrated and I have been working on it literally since last night!

If anyone can help me with this issue I will reward you with a book in your favorite genre!!  Comment on the blog, on Facebook, on Twitter OR message me on FB, Twitter, Goodreads OR just email admin@joecoolreview.com!

Again the first person to help me solve this issue or at least turn me on the correct path will win an ebook in his or her favorite genre!!

Thank you all!!!

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99¢ for a LIMITED time only!! Sale ends August 21st!!

IJALC_CoverRemember It’s Just a Little Crush by Caroline Fardig?!?  If you don’t you can check out the review I posted a couple of days ago HERE!!  I cannot stress how much I LOVED this book.  It was funny and sweet and full of action.  I read it so quickly because the story just flowed so beautifully!

It’s Just a Little Crush is only on sale through August 21st so that means you need to grab it now!

Check out how HUGE this book is already becoming!!!!

  • #1 on BN.com‘s  humorous fiction list yesterday

  • #1 on the women detectives list today

  • #2 on three Amazon lists yesterday, including:

    • women sleuths

    • comic fiction

    • humorous fiction

  • Also ranked #17 overall on BN.com today

  • The TOP 10 on several more lists too, including:

    • #3 for contemporary fiction

    • #4 for other romance

    • #5 Mystery (overall)

    • #6 Romance (overall)

Buy this book!!!

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More about Caroline Fardig:

CarolineFardigCAROLINE FARDIG was born and raised in a small town in Indiana.  Her working career has been rather eclectic thus far, with occupations including schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom.  Finally realizing that she wants to be a writer when she grows up, Caroline has completed her first novel, IT’S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH, and is currently hard at work churning out a second novel in the series.  She still lives in that same small town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

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Unexpected Angel by Sloan Johnson REVIEW!!

UnexpectedAngelCoverYou may recall, I mentioned in my previous post how HOT the cover of this book is……the book DEFINITELY lives up to that reputation!  Holy cow the fabulous Dylan is 6 feet 6 inches of demanding, protective, super-hot man who really has a giant soft spot (if you can find it 😉 ).  To read my previous post with the synopsis, click HERE.

This book did have me conflicted because it was one I wanted to go on forever and yet I couldn’t wait to see what happened next!  I can see how this could have easily been a 400 page novel if it wanted to be, but part of what I liked was that you were constantly questioning what happened?!?  This is a book that goes between Dylan and Tasha’s POVs and does so very well.  There are a couple of big scenes that we experience as a character remembers them, rather than as they are actually happening.  It is the kind of book you have to be a little patient for and let the answers come when they are good and ready.  This is a suspenseful book and I definitely found my jaw dropping a few times while reading it.

The author does a fantastic job of building the suspense and I can’t WAIT to read more from her.  I can see this being a HUGE hit and a fantastic series.  When the first book grabs you so thoroughly, you can bet you’re in for one hell of a ride!!  There is a little preview of the next story at the end of this book and I am VERY excited to read the next one!  I love that we are (hopefully) redeeming Tasha’s best friend Holly in the next book Unexpected Protector.  That book is due out in October so I will be anxiously awaiting that one (no pressure Sloan Johnson! :-) ).

Buy this BOOK!!!  I really think you want in on this series!!

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Bittersweet Junction by Ivy Sinclair BOOK BLITZ!!

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Bittersweet Junction by Ivy Sinclair

Publication date: 2013

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

I need to rave a little more about this book, because I guarantee you will LOVE it!!  Welcome to her blog tour and be sure to check it out.  I think we will see much more in the future from Ivy Sinclair and I CAN’T WAIT!!!!
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Best friends once, lovers never, yet an attraction that can’t be ignored.
Five years ago, Julia Bell walked away from her life the moment her high school diploma was in her hand. She left her family and friends behind to start over and escape the chokehold of small town life in Benton Hill. But an urgent call from her little sister brings Julia back to her hometown wholly unprepared for what awaits her.
Ben Miller was always the nice guy. Just before high school graduation, he stepped out of that role hoping to capture the heart of the woman he loved. Instead, in quick succession he lost the girl, and the future he worked so hard to achieve.
Even though Julia and Ben are drawn to each other, echoes of the past block them at every turn. Secrets are exposed, and reality needs to be dealt with if they can ever hope to move past the bittersweet junction that ripped them apart.

See my review of Bittersweet Junction here: http://joecoolreview.com/2013/07/bittersweet-junction-by-ivy-sinclair-new-release/

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Ivy Sinclair cut her romance teeth on classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, and Sabrina. She is a firm believer in true love, a happily ever after ending, and the medicinal use of chocolate to cure any ailment of the heart. Ivy’s guilty pleasures include sushi, endless Starbucks lattes, and wine. Readers of Ivy’s stories can expect smoldering sweet stories of romance that tug at the heartstrings.
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Dark Hearts by T.R. Stoddard – Synopsis from the author herself! – Spoilers!!!!

DarkHearts Cover TRStoddardYou have already seen my review of this book, but I will tell you again…..W.O.W!  Here is the link to the previous post: http://joecoolreview.com/2013/07/dark-hearts-by-t-r-stoddard-cover-reveal-and-review/.

Now I was given a synopsis for the blog tour, but be warned…..it does contain spoilers.  I did not read this before I read the book and I am glad because this book literally smacked me upside the head.  I LOVE it when a book does that!  So if you prefer to see where it takes you don’t read the synopsis below!!

 

 

 

Title: Dark Hearts

Genre: New Adult

Blurb: If you are an angst-ridden teenager with illusions of romantic death, there is a place for you to call home. A chat room full of bleeding brains and bleeding veins, Dark Hearts, offers a place for damaged souls to find others who share their misery. Unfortunately, on the fringes of the suicidal society, a killer lurks.

Six young souls that fall in love with death, the lure of blood, and the search of release find themselves drawn into a twisted killer’s game in the anonymity of the Dark Heart’s chat room.

The Players:

Kara (aka Bloody_butterfly) ~ 15/f/VA ~ The sad product of an absent father, a drunken mother, a life full of torment, seeks a reason to end it. Weapon of choice: Razor blade.
Sara (aka Decaying_rose) ~ 17/f/FL ~ Abandoned by her perfect family, aims to drown in her own misery, yearns for a pact that ends in forever. Weapon of choice: Narcotics and alcohol.
Lucy (aka Lifelexx) ~ 17/f/VA ~ Trailer trash country girl with a pension for sexual compulsion and blood. Weapon of choice: Anything sharp.
Sammy (aka StarryBlade) ~ 18/f/CA ~ Writer, dreamer, college girl, and unlucky enough to land where she doesn’t belong.
Cherry (aka LifeBlood) ~ 25/f/CA ~ Sexually abused, gun packing, revenge junky.
Adam (aka Shadows_of_my_soul, aka DarkDreamer) ~ 21/m/anywhere ~ Artist, creep, procurer of broken beauties, searching for the one to heal the hole death left behind.

Synopsis:

Twenty-one year old Adam trolls the Dark Heart chat room in search of a real connection. Scarred from watching his high school sweetheart succumb to depression and finally bleed out in front of his eyes, he is on the search for retribution.

Sixteen-year-old Kara Watson is a depressed girl from a broken home. Seeking love in all the wrong places, she turns to the anonymity of the internet in a desperate plea for attention to soothe her low self-esteem. Instead of finding the boy of her dreams in Dark Hearts, she becomes an unknowing participant in the hunting ground for predators.

Adam spends weeks building the illusion of love between him and Kara through their chats. As she falls in love he prepares to end a life. A fight with her best friend and the advances of a creepy stalker presents Adam with the opportunity he has been waiting for. Kara is desperate to be saved but when she calls on Adam to play the role of her hero she seals the fate of her young life, death.

Russian roulette is a deadly game of chance but Adam has the odds stacked in his favor when he plays to Kara’s morbid obsessions and pre-written suicide note. A shot rings out and a girl lays dead as the monster disguised as a lover escapes into the night. The perfect murder, no one will doubt a broken, suicidal girl has given into her own madness.

Kara’s death leaves Adam reeling with thoughts of the girlfriend he lost and the exhilaration of taking a life calls him deeper into the game. Posing as Kara, Adam creates a suicide pact with Sara, tying up his loose ends. Ready to find his next willing prey, Adam lurks in the Dark Hearts chat room where he meets Lifelexx. Within hours she invites him into her cramped, dirty trailer where she plays her final game of Russian roulette.

Death and art are the only things that keep Adam going, until Sammy logs into his life. Adam hopes to make the torment of his deadly thoughts a thing of the past and Sammy his future. The plan is to drive across the country and his problems will be forgotten once he is by her side.

Sammy greets him with open arms, and for the first time in a long time Adam feels as if he has finally come home. Life as a couple seems perfect until Adam’s thirst for blood rears its ugly head yet again. He rationalizes that he can quench the desire for death with one last kill. While Sammy is at school, Dark Hearts presents him with Cherry, the perfect Victim.

Adam is on top of the world as he prepares to meet the unlucky young lady at a seedy hotel. Fire-truck red curls cascaded around a pretty heart-shaped face, and wrapped tightly in leather welcomes him. Cherry is more than he bargained for.

Unbeknownst to Adam, Cherry is death. Two killers and one dirty motel bed leaves Adam at the end of the barrel in his last game of Russian roulette and it is game over for him. Cherry rides off into the night with the murder weapon cozily stashed in her thigh high boot and tomorrow’s vigilante is born.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJGC5UA

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You can also check out her blog at http://t-r-stoddard.blogspot.com/!

 

 

Happy Independence Day America!!

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Just a quick note from me to say I am proud to be an american!  THANK YOU to all those in service to our country, states, and/or cities!  Hope you all have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

More reviews coming from me this weekend!  I am waaaay behind in my posting, but I have some fantastic books to share with you!  A couple that really took me outside my comfort zone, but I couldn’t put them down!  There is a new one coming out from a friend of mine that I can’t wait to share with you as well!

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