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Friday, December 9, 2016

#ReleaseBlitz & #Review: Worth Fighting For by Kirsty Moseley; #NowAvailable, #Review, #Giveaway

Series: Fighting To Be Free, #2
On Sale: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Wattpad sensation Kirsty Moseley brings us the sequel to FIGHTING TO BE FREE.
Sometimes in life you have to walk away . . .
Leaving Jamie Cole was the hardest thing Ellie Pearce ever had to do. Somehow, she moved on. She made a new life in a new city with a new man. So when a family tragedy calls Ellie back home, she believes all her old feelings for Jamie—the hunger, the heat, the heartbreak-are safely behind her. But the second she lays eyes on him, the intensity of their connection is as strong as ever.
Sometimes you stay and fight . . .
Jamie knows pain. He's felt it fighting in the streets, and he felt it fighting to survive in prison. Yet nothing he's experienced has been as painful as the day Ellie left—until the moment she came back. This time Jamie is determined to hold on to Ellie forever. But as much as she still loves him, she can't ignore the dark world he's now a part of. Jamie has enemies. Dangerous ones. And after seeing Jamie with Ellie, they know exactly how to take him out . . .

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My Thoughts:

I do think that you would be ok if you start with this series with this book.  You may want to go back and read the first book In order to understand how Ellie ends up in another country.  But it’s not needed in order to enjoy this second book of the series.  Jamie seems to walk a fine line between good and evil but he does seem to have a few redeeming qualities. 

One character that you have to feel sorry for is Ellie’s sister Kelsey.  Kelsey has issues regarding her sister, and finding myself having a vested interest in this family, you hope they will have a chance to work things out.  It was smart on the author’s part to include her because she was one reason that I kept turning the page.  Something that made me happy was when our two main characters ended up in the same place at the same time.  It was a story that was hard not to get involved with and wanting to see people be happy.  I was glad that this was told in the first person so that the reader gets more of an idea of what the main characters are thinking and feeling. And that is especially true when the Epilogue is written from both of their points of view.  You can’t go wrong in learning about this author’s writing style.

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Fighting To Be Free 

Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader with stories brewing in her head. Once she discovered Wattpad, she finally posted a story. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel, The Boy who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window, which later became a finalists for the 2012 Goodreads' Choice Awards. Kirsty lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.

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Love Kissed Books Promotions: Matchsticks and Candy Canes by C.E. Wilson & Mary Dublin; #BookTour, #NowAvailable, #99Pennies can thaw the fiercest winter.
In a society where elves are no longer creatures of myth and magic, Brynne Mirren is just trying to survive the holidays as one of Santa’s Rejects. Loyal to her duty as the eldest child, she stands outside in the freezing cold and sell matchbooks—not that anyone would buy anything from an elf. Each fruitless day is the same without exception until her path crosses with Carter Holly. Persistent though he is, she can’t help but wonder if he has an ulterior motive.
After all, very few humans look kindly on elves these days.
Days before Christmas, Brynne’s life takes a drastic turn and she is forced to trust the gentle stranger in the darkest time of her life. Carter Holly continues to surprise her, stirring up new feelings within her with every act of kindness.
Though the threat of freezing along with her matchbooks is very real, Brynne can't forget that falling in love with a human is even more dangerous.
Matchsticks and Candy Canes is the first book co-written by C.E. Wilson and Mary Dublin.
Carter still couldn’t understand how this young woman was supposed to be a witch. If anything, she was more like an angel.
His eyes drifted over to the thick cap tightly secured around her ears, supposing that pointed ears were hidden under the wool.
“Thanks,” he said, keeping his voice soft. He slowly reached out for the matchbox, but the girl still pulled away as his fingers drew close, practically dropping the matchbox into his palm. There was no punishment. There was no magic. She’s not a witch.
“Here,” he said, jogging across the street and reaching for her hand. She squeaked as he dropped the two quarters into her palm. “Here’s half of what I owe,” he whispered before holding up a finger to his lips. “This is for you.”
“I shouldn’t—”
“Just for you,” he emphasized.
He smiled only briefly before he jogged back across the street, acting as though nothing had happened. As though he hadn’t taken a huge leap of faith by touching her. Luckily, no one saw. He stole a curious glance at the girl across the street, wondering if he had crossed a line, and was glad to see her with a look of wonder on her face. She looked across the street and for a brief moment met his eyes.
“Thank you,” she breathed with a soft voice that pooled like mist in the winter air. He smiled back at her.
Perhaps this winter would bring something more than more snow and sweets.

C.E. Wilson is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, beautiful daughter, fat beagle and two cats. She loves Supernatural, leggings and shoujo manga. When it rains she feels at peace and loves a sweet cup of coffee with way too much sugar and cream. She loves the fall because of football and all things pumpkin. Her favorite subject to write about is size difference, but she enjoys to try her hand at all things fantastical.
Mary Dublin has been writing fantasy stories since childhood. Growing up where the sun is always stronger than the coffee, she maintained a fascination with worlds that can never exist. More than ever, Mary finds joy in putting these worlds to the page through words and paintings. She enjoys pilates, rainy afternoons, and bakes a mean batch of double-fudge brownies. Matchsticks and Candycanes is her first published work.
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Promo Stars Services Presents: Legacy of Lies by Jillian David; #BlogTour, #OutNow, #Review, #Giveaway

Title: Legacy of Lies
Series: Hell's Valley #1
By: Jillian David
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Genre: Western Paranormal Romance
Rating:  5 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Star Angels Promo and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

Garrison Taggart doesn’t have time to deal with touchy-feely junk like “trust issues” or “feelings.” His dad’s health is waning and the family’s Wyoming ranch is being sabotaged. Too bad his supernatural ability to tell when someone is lying has been exactly zero help in ferreting out the betrayer so far. So, when sweet schoolteacher Sara Lopez raises concerns about his son being bullied, who can blame a guy for getting a little testy?

The last thing Sara needs is any more attention or gossip after her recent breakup with big-shot rancher Hank Brand. So her attraction to surly but sexy Garrison, Hank’s rival, is entirely unwanted. When she uncovers an insane plot to kidnap the Taggart boy and throws herself in harm’s way to protect him, Garrison must risk his deepest secret and his own life to save the people he cares for the most. But will his heroics cost him everything?


My Thoughts:

The author has weaved a great story but she also takes the time to broach the subject of bullying.  And Ms. David went beyond just child bullying but we have the adults getting into the act as well.  This was listed under the paranormal category but the tone in the story was very subtle.  Don’t get me wrong, you will know that it’s there but for me it was all about watching Sara fight the stigma of her childhood and using that to help a little boy and his father.  It was an all around story to enjoy.  Our author creates a world that sucks the reader in and you end up with a vested interest in her characters.  It’s a roller coaster ride that you will not want to get off.

My disappointment came when I ask myself “why have I never heard of this author before?”  Then I realize that this has now changed and I’m interested in seeing where this series is going to go.  This is a spinoff of another series so I’ll have to make sure to check that one out as well.  The good news is that if this is the first book you’ve read from this author, you can enjoy that series at another time.  It’s not needed to understand what is taking place between the Taggart’s and the Brand’s.

“It’s been a while, so I may be rusty.” His low voice sent jolts of anticipation down her spine.

Her lips waited, just a few cruel inches away from his mouth ... was this some kind of evil torture? Would she have to wait, a millimeter from heaven, while she froze to death? 

No thank you.

Never let it be said that Sara couldn’t take charge of an iffy situation when the chips were down.
Or help knock some rust off a fellow.

She grabbed his sheepskin and leather jacket lapels, yanking him toward her as she stood on tiptoes.
When their lips met, a zap of holy wow shot clear to her feet, then returned to settle in her pelvis, swirling in the most delightful way. The heat from his mouth flowed like warm liqueur through her body. After a moment, her calves protested the height difference, and she staggered back a step. Her hands remained clamped onto his jacket.

She licked her lips, her taste buds instantly craving more of his spicy male essence. A comparison between the taste of his lips and the rest of his body would be fine, too. “Yes, well. So there you go, no more rust. Like riding a bike,” she babbled.

When he leaned down, his stubble brushed her cheek, sending ticklish, delicious sparks skimming over her skin. “I might need more practice.” His breath slid up her jaw and drifted over her ear.

Rusty? Out of practice? She’d love to bear witness to his expertise when he regained proficiency. Kisses any better than these could kill a woman. Dead.

Jillian David lives near the end of the Earth with her nut of a husband and two bossy cats. To escape the sometimes-stressful world of the rural physician, she writes while on call and in her free time. She enjoys taking realistic settings and adding a twist of “what if.” Running or hiking on local trails often promotes plot development.

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