CROSSING THE LINE
Cross Creek Series, book 2
by Kimberly Kincaid
CROSSING THE LINE
Cross Creek Series, book 2
by Kimberly Kincaid
THE STRANGER’S VOICE
Every single time I read a book by Tijan, I am not disappointed. I always spend the night fighting between wanting to finish a book or sleep. Reading always wins out. Tijan’s books are like my catnip. I need it and crave. As soon as I see one of T’s books out, I buy it immediately. If you have never bought a Tijan book, stop whatever you are doing and buy one right now! There is probably one free lurking around out there or on sale. But back to this book. Mafia books usually get on my nerves, but I loved the twists and turns this book took. My head got dizzy waiting for the next secret to be revealed, but what I love most is when a couple comes together making each other better, stronger, softer, and better; that’s Tijan’s specialty anyway. So, do I recommend this book? Heck yea!
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing Fallen Crest Six (untitled) along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.
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WALLSTREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
When hot and handsome Vince Moretti walks into Ashley Santoro’s life, she ultimately has to decide whether she will continue to hold onto the bad-girl, biracial routine that has her looking for love in superficial relationships only—or if what she has with this star basketball player is true love. Emotionally neglected and abandoned by her mother and father, the Ashley series details a courageous journey of a young adult fielding her way through alcoholism and overeating into her own discovery of how to love and how to be loved. Accused of soliciting sex from three New York Knicks players at a party in Manhattan, Ashley abandons her promising new relationship with Vince, a partnership that she feels she does not deserve. Caught up in a cycle of self-defeat, will Ashley continue her downward spiral and ultimately sabotage her first true love, as well?
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Jamaica-born Pennsylvania author Patrice M. Foster comes from an abusive background, having been abandoned by first her mother who fled to America to escape her abusive husband only to be deserted by the father resulting in Patrice and her siblings been placed in abusive foster homes. At age twelve she with her siblings were unsuccessfully reunited with their mother, returned to their father became homeless, and yet survived.Patrice, incredibly, finished school and moved to New Jersey where she entered an LPN program 1986. After graduating, she relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she furthered her career by becoming an RN in 1998. She continued her education by pursuing a BSN program at Immaculate University. Aware of the poor treatment encountered by nurses, in 2000, she established her company, Respect Medical Services, through which she committed herself to improve the working conditions and compensation of medical personnel.
Her belief was that nurses who were treated and compensated as professionals were better able to perform as compassionate caregivers, thereby creating an environment beneficial to the physical and emotional wellbeing of their patients. Patrice’s greatest sense of accomplishment was achieved by securing employment for others. Though she closed her business in 2004, she continues to work as a nurse, as well as traveling the path to healing and self-discovery.
In Patrice’s early books she transforms this injurious life into stories that are heart rending, but now, in keeping with her background of survival against tough odds she turns her writing to Romances – each new story shares much of what she has experienced and has provided extraordinary growth.
The synopsis of this very brief (33 pages) novella follows: ‘When hot and handsome Vince Moretti walks into Ashley Santoro’s life, she ultimately has to decide whether she will continue to hold onto the bad-girl, biracial routine that has her looking for love in superficial relationships only—or if what she has with this star basketball player is true love. Emotionally neglected and abandoned by her mother and father, the Ashley series details a courageous journey of a young adult fielding her way through alcoholism and overeating into her own discovery of how to love and how to be loved. Accused of soliciting sex from three New York Knicks players at a party in Manhattan, Ashley abandons her promising new relationship with Vince, a partnership that she feels she does not deserve. Caught up in a cycle of self-defeat, will Ashley continue her downward spiral and ultimately sabotage her first true love, as well?’
Patrice understands character development well and a times her prose is poetically subtle – ‘When Ashley misted her hybrid orchid— a bright red Cattleya Circle of Life— she momentarily forgot that her own life had no love. Its brilliant top petals fanned open within twelve hours one evening, captured by a time-release video that she’d painstakingly prepared for extra credit. Even her botany teacher voiced amazement at the sheer size of its lateral sepals and vibrant yellow stigmatic surface— the orchid itself, seven inches in diameter— all carefully cultivated by a senior-high student with a reputation among peers and teachers alike for being so implacably rude and angry. Its dorsal sepal cascaded above the rest of the botany projects lined in Edward R. Murrow High’s greenhouse, and for all intents and purposes, Ashley’s plant should’ve withered in sorrow. But it thrived.
Ashley herself believed that meant something— but for the time being, she didn’t know what. Any aspirations, hopes and dreams she’d imagined for herself remained narrowly confined to botany class.’
Patrice knows the right mixture of raw language and tenderness and this is one short but very powerful little romance. Watch her grow. Grady Harp, February 17
by J Kahele
Author: Lisa Hahn
Cat Brown spends the first six years of her career as one of the lowest-ranking members of the Bretton Falls Ballet. Despite the dancer’s undisputable talent, artistic director Lillian Smith insists Cat is too short for a leading role. When Lillian is forced to retire, world-renowned ballet dancer Dmitri Fedorov takes over and casts Cat as the premier performer in his first production with the company. Cat struggles to fend off a host of distractions as she prepares for the most important role of her career: the most insurmountable of which is her instant attraction to the new boss.
Dmitri, once known for his theatrical performances and womanizing proclivities, disappears into seclusion after a horrific car accident shatters his knee and renders him unable to dance. Looking to escape the constant reminders of how far he’s fallen, Dmitri escapes to Bretton Falls in hopes of elevating the small ballet company there to international prestige. The task proves to be more challenging than Dmitri had bargained for when his surprising interest in Cat Brown becomes fodder for gossip among the company.
Cat and Dmitri both have a lot riding on their upcoming production of The Nutcracker, knowing that their careers depend upon the outcome. However, the biggest challenge they face will be staying away from one another.
Lisa Hahn writes romance novels across multiple sub-genres. She’s interested in stories that take place in either small towns or strange worlds, and she strives to create honest, passionate characters her readers can relate to.
Currently, Lisa and her husband live in northern New Jersey with their two dogs (Jonas and Cassie) and their cat (Blueberry). When she’s not writing, Lisa can be found reading, practicing yoga, working out, watching professional wrestling, stitching a piece of embroidery, making/eating vegan food, and rooting for the Seattle Seahawks.
Simon Clarke, the current assistant artistic director, and one of Cat’s biggest supporters, swept into the room just as the applause began to wane.
“Listen up, everyone.” He lifted his arm overhead in a willowy gesture that hinted at what a brilliant dancer he’d been. “Nutcracker rehearsals start tomorrow. The schedule and your roles are posted outside the locker room.”
The studio fell eerily silent at his announcement.
Phoebe Braxton, one of the most talented dancers in the small company, and one who often got the most coveted roles, spoke up first. “How can we put together a ballet without an artistic director? Are you assuming the position?”
The thought of Simon directing made Cat’s heart sing. He’d wanted her to be promoted to a soloist position after her first year, but Lillian had always been adamant about Cat’s place in the corps. So Cat continued to do her time as a backdrop for the soloists, and dreamed about progressing on her path from the corps to soloist to prestige, as a principal dancer.
“No.” Simon shook his head, a few wisps of black hair falling into his eyes. He delicately brushed them aside before clasping his hands behind his back. “The new director starts today. His name is Dmitri Fedorov.” He paused, smiling smugly as if he enjoyed dropping this bomb so unexpectedly. “You may know him from his illustrious career with American Ballet Theatre.”
Title: My Heart, My Home
Author: Jessa Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kate Jacobson took the first bus out of Madelia, Washington the day she graduated high school, and she hasn’t looked back. With a blossoming medical career at a busy New York hospital, she has found her calling. But when her best friend is gunned down in front of her by a drug-addled patient, Kate turns back to her small town roots, looking for stability and a place to belong.
Logan McAllister has worked his entire adult life to make the people of Madelia see him as more than the kid from the wrong side of the train tracks. He’s built a business with his own two hands, revitalizing the historic landmark homes in town to their former glories. He grew up with parents so completely infatuated with each other, he can’t imagine wanting to jump into the suffocating arms of love himself. But when his high school crush Kate comes back to town, he can’t help but fan the fires and reignite their old flame.
But not everyone is happy about her return . . .
When Kate’s clinic is vandalized, the two set aside the differences stemming from their pasts and set out to find and stop the vandal. As they work to solve one problem, their undeniable feelings for one another present another problem that’s even more dangerous-at least for her heart.
Kate can handle the crazy politics. What she can’t handle is smart, sexy, reformed bad boy Logan, who keeps showing up on her doorstep, determined to kiss the living daylights out of her.
Logan was wrong for her when she was eighteen, is he even more wrong for her now?
Jessa Chase was born and raised in the Inland Northwest of Washington State. She works in healthcare and enjoys winding down from a busy day in clinic by writing about romance. Jessa lives with her one tiny human and two rambunctious rescue pups. They all enjoy going for hikes and exploring new terrain in their hometown.
Jessa is an avid reader and draws inspiration from what she reads, as well as from her hobby of people-watching in public spaces.
Author Page on Amazon: amazon.com/author/jessachasebooks
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“You know me, Helling. All vanity, all the time.”
He chuckled and approached her from behind. Theirs had been an easy intimacy, which had made the subtle shift from coworkers to friends as simple as breathing.
Helling tugged at Kate’s ponytail, releasing her curly brown locks from the hair tie and letting them fall free against her shoulders.
“You really are quite gorgeous, you know,” he said as he propped his chin on her shoulder. Kate blushed and could not maintain eye contact with him in the mirror.
“I’m really quite gullible, you mean,” Kate responded. “And so not your type.”
Helling faked a look of shock, but his boyish good looks could not maintain it for long. “Why, I never,” he responded, before giving in to another grin. “You are, however, exactly the type of wonderful, selfless, utterly magnificent type who would be willing to take on my Friday shift next week. That’s my type to a T.”
Kate laughed and turned around to face Jonathan. “What you mean is I’m the type who wouldn’t have anything better to do but work an extra shift, while you go out and have a ridiculous amount of fun at my expense.”
“I would never say it like that, but, yes.” Helling smiled again, poking Kate in the ribs until she agreed to take his shift. He wasn’t wrong in his assessment; Kate didn’t have any sort of social life to speak of and she very often volunteered to take other doctor’s shifts when they had pressing matters to attend to.
That didn’t mean she had to make it easy for her friend.
“What terribly important engagement would you be missing out on if I said no?”
“Would you believe a once-in-a-lifetime first date opportunity with potentially the love of my life?”
“I would, if you didn’t have one of those every other week.”
Helling narrowed his eyes at her in mock annoyance. “I’m serious this time. He just might be the future Mr. Helling. The bearer of my future children. My all. My everything.”
“How exactly are you planning on him bearing your future children?”
“Oh, well, I happen to know this girl, she’d be a perfect surrogate. She’s the most wonderful, selfless, utterly magnificent type of girl…”
Kate laughed heartily as she exited the physician’s lounge and headed back out to the pit, Jonathan still extoling her virtues and sucking up to her along the way.
Title: Lila (A Boyle Heights novel)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Expected Release Date: Winter 2017
Cover Designed by: Amanda Simpson of Pixel Mischief Design
When two unlikely paths cross . . . compatibility seems improbable.
Adrift in a foul-mouthed world of ass kicking to survive life on the tough streets of Boyle Heights, Lila is anything but a refined girlie girl. Fighting tooth and nail for those she loves has left her with a chip on her shoulder as big as the gloves on her fists.
After years of being surrounded by glamorous glitzy women, Sonny didn’t even realize how much he’s yearned for someone of real substance. So, when he meets the unapologetic, sexy-as-hell Lila, her in-your-face candor awakens something in him he’s never felt before.
Despite Lila’s suspicions about Sonny’s intentions, the two begin a seemingly innocent, yet deliciously dangerous, online flirtation as his business keeps him away a lot.
The more their rapidly growing connection intensifies, the more Lila feels Sonny is too perfect to be true. But when she’s blindsided by the truth about who Sonny really is . . .
Compatibility suddenly feels impossible.
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“I write because I must. It’s not a choice or a pastime, it’s an unyielding calling and my passion.”
USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 24 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she’ll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon.
Stay tuned for more exciting news about what’s in store for 2017!
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Reading is my passion and escape, and when I come across a book that moves me like this one, I want to run up to the author and give them a great big hug and thank you. Thank you, Melanie Moreland, for writing an amazing book that made me laugh, cry, get frustrated, and swoon. This book was about how to fall in love and not even know it. The premise is not much different from other books at first, but as the book progresses Moreland has this way of whisking me away into her world making me feel connected, warm, and loved. That was the best part of the book-it was like a big warm hug. I have never felt this way, so cared for, after reading a book. It is like Moreland threw all her love and passion into the pages of the book which then oozed their way into my heart. I have never read anything by her before, but she has a new fan for life. Brilliant in so many ways!
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[Siren Allure: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HFN]
Anna Helbern, a country girl through and through, never expects to find anything in common with a rock star—boy is she wrong.
Adam Cooper doesn’t get what it is about this girl, maybe it’s her passion for music, or maybe it’s that damn tattoo she has. Whatever it is, when he asks her to do a country album with him (something no one would expect from the world’s most popular rock band) she agrees, and they head to LA—together.
Anna won’t give up her dream, and if a rock star is what’s going to make it happen, she’ll take the chance. But when she gets to LA, she can’t believe the ride she’s on, and soon it becomes clear that she doesn’t want to get off any time soon.
A Siren Erotic Romance
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Heat Rating: SCORCHING
Word Count: 41,978