Thursday, April 28, 2016

GRIPPED by Joanne Schwehm

Series:  Prescott #2
Author:  Joanne Schwehm
Publish Date:   04.28.16
Publisher:  Joanne Schwehm
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Joanne Schwehm (as a gift)
Date completed: 04.08.16
Goodreads link: Gripped

Description from the publisher:


Dane Prescott spends his days staring at perfect holes, and knows how to use his stiff shaft to get there. He’s as hot as he is good at the sport he loves more than breathing.

Dane has one goal and one goal only, to be on the professional golf tour. It’s who he is and what he lives for. Women, although fun, aren't in his long-term plans.

Beverly Whitfield didn’t start off as the confident woman she is today. Teased mercilessly as a child and always feeling second-best, she set out to change her future and is finally putting herself first. Never in her wildest imagination did she think she’d fall for a man with stunning good looks and sex seeping from his pores. And, oh yeah, he plays golf.

To those who say golf is complicated and frustrating, Dane says, “No, that’s love.”

**Intended for readers over the age of 18**

This is the second book in the Prescott series.  They will each stand alone, but I still encourage readers to always read the series in the order released.  Drake and Lucy’s story does continue in this book as the family welcomes Beverly.

The sweetest HEA I have read in a long time.

Joanne Schwehm continues to be one of my favorite authors.   When it comes to her stories, I found myself reading instead of sleeping.  Even though I’m on medication that put me to sleep in the middle, I woke up and started reading again.  It’s now 2am and I can only say, “It was totally worth it once again!”

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

The Prescott Series:
          1.      Incumbent
          2.      Gripped
          3.      Charmed (coming soon)
          4.      Stiffed (coming)
          5.      Matched (coming)
Books from Joanne Schwehm:
  • Ryker
  • The Critic
Chance Series:
            1.      Unexpected Chance
2.      My Chance
3.      A Heart’s Forgiveness


Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Title:  Friday Night Alibi
Author:  Cassie Mae
Publish Date:   07.29.13
Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group - Flirt
Category:  New Adult, Romance
Recommended for:  14+
Received from:  Random House Publishing Group via
Date completed: 08.05.13

Description from the publisher:
Rising star Cassie Mae introduces New Adult readers to a practical soon-to-be college freshman who seems to have everything—until a special guy shows her what she’s been missing.

In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby’s dream: a Friday-night alibi, the “girlfriend” or “BFF” that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli’s services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She’s raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She’d rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney.

Chase isn’t like the preppy, privileged guys Kelli usually meets in Sundale. For starters, he’s twentysomething, always wears black, and he shoots back one-liners as fast as she can dish them out. But Kelli’s attempts to drive Chase away falter when she realizes that he treats her like he really knows her, like he cares about knowing her. When Kelli finally gives in to the delicious kiss she’s been fighting for so long, she faces a tough decision: make Chase a real-life boyfriend and risk her heart . . . or keep her clients and lose her first true love.

I could not put this book down.  This was a complete swoon.  I am toes to head in love with Kelli and Chase.  Kelli’s BFF, Sadie, is the perfect supporting player with a heart of gold.  For a bunch of rich kids with trust funds, they are the kind of friends everyone would love to have.

Unlike many NA books, there is no hot, sweaty, steamy sex.  Instead, this is a story of discovering first love with all of the butterflies in the stomach, will he/won’t he, do I want him to drama.  It was also downright hilarious.  Ms. Mae has produced a refreshing, unique love story.

I wish I hadn’t read this book, just so I could discover it all over again!

Other Books from Cassie Mae:
  • Reasons I Fell for the Funny, Fat Friend
  • Friday Night Alibi
  • How to Date a Nerd
  • Switched:  Flirt New Adult Romance
  • King Sized Beds and Happy Trails


originally posted 08.05.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books.  


Series:  Moon Coven #1
Author:  K. B. Miller
Publish Date:   03.27.12
Publisher:  BKC Publishing
Category:  Teen & YA; Fantasy; Paranormal
Recommended for:  11 + (witchcraft, vampires)
Received from:  free on
Date completed: 08.04.13

Description from the publisher:
Before Lilyann stepped into her destiny to lead the coven, there was another powerful Moon witch...her grandmother.

A teenage witch-to-be in Galway, Ireland, Leeny Moon was prepared to take her rightful place in the circle along side of her family.  That was until she witnessed firsthand the forthcoming nightmares she would be expected to face, vampires.

The fight between good versus evil begins here...

Blessed Be~

I read this book in one afternoon and loved it.  When I got to the last word, I screamed, “NOOOOO!”  My husband chuckled and said, “You know it’s a good book when…..”  His pithy remark does not mitigate my need to know what happens next!  Luckily, this is the Prequel and I can now add the next four books to my wish list on Amazon (also known, in my house, as the “Bribe Mom List.”)

Aileen (Leeny) Moon is finally old enough to begin training as a witch.  On her first night out with her mother to begin that training, they encounter a vampire.  After watching her mother stake the vampire, Leeny has doubts that she can follow in her mother’s footsteps.  This causes turmoil between herself and her sister, because the sister, Colleen (Colly), wants desperately to be old enough to begin her own training.

This book is very well written.  I was completely sucked-in to the zone, so much so that I didn’t hear a word of the Shark Week shows that hubby was watching while I was reading.  I truly look forward to reading more of this series and more from this author.

Editing / Grammar: A – I noticed two errors

Moon Coven series:
  1. Haunted Moon
  2. Compulsion
  3. Harvest Moon
  4. Conversion (not yet released)
  5. Blood Moon (not yet released)
Other Books from K.B. Miller:
  • Uh-oh… We Turned Our Brother into a Zombie
  • Enchantment
  • Beary Tales
  • Ghostly Encounters
  • Ghosts from my Past
  • Supernatural Society Series:
    • Supernatural Society 1
    • (not yet named)
·         Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse Series:
o    Novellas 1 – 5 (w/ Jennifer Malone Wright)
·         The Seraphim Trilogy Series:
o    Trinity’s Quest
o    .
o    .
·         Crossroads Prep School Series:
o    Hecate’s Awakening
o    .

originally posted 08.04.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books.