The BookEnd ~ September 22, 2017

Happy Friday, Book Friends.


It's the First Day of Autumn and I couldn't be happier. Snuggling in with a good book while watching the leaves turn color. Hearing the crunch of leaves as the kids walk to school. The smell of pumpkin spice and a crackling fireplace. I hope you guys have enough books to read with all this ambiance :) 
Have a great weekend, guys. I hope you find some apples to pick and something made with pumpkin spice!




DIRTY BOXING by Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt

Blade Of Darkness by Dianne Duvall

SUGAR PINE TRAIL by RaeAnne Thayne

Born, Darkly by Trisha Wolfe


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Born, Darkly by Trish Wolfe ~Review~


Born, Darkly
Trisha Wolfe
(Darkly, Madly Duet, #1)
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

He challenged her sanity.
She shattered his reality.
They dared each other…to the brink of madness.
A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.


Review by Tanja


Born, Darkly is a dark, twisted, and filthy seduction. A doctor with a secret. A convicted death row patient with tormented answers. Doctor London Nobel and serial killer Grayson Sullivan see things within each other that they shouldn’t: a kindred spirit. What happens between them becomes more than patient-Doctor. 

Dr. Nobel lives a life of lonely solitude, for the most part. She’s trying to understand her own demons outside work and looking for answers to unlock her past.

“Were my memories even real anymore, or just fragments of the truth tangled with my nightmares? Like an old cassette tape being recorded over and over, my memories now play back a garbled distorted song.”

Grayson Sullivan has long understood his psychotic predilection. He’s calculated and has motives beyond anything anyone dreamed of. He’s an angel of death for the depraved. The serial killer of killers. He only comes for you if you’ve done very, very bad things. If your heart is pure, you have nothing to fear. He will force a very confused and yet eager doctor to face her fears and do the unthinkable.

“We weren’t born the day we took our first breath. We were born the moment we stole it”

In all honesty, this is not only one of my favorite reads this year, but one of my favorites from author Trisha Wolfe. She has attempted to leave her writing comfort zone and jump into a genre that is more gripping and dark than her previous works. It can be a scary adventure with a precarious outcome when she challenges her fans to come along for the ride. I, for one, found myself hanging onto the bumper by my fingernails; sometimes having to cover my eyes, yet looking through my fingers for what was to come next.

Born, Darkly is a forbidden relationship fraught with a fantastically diabolically twisted plot. 
A must read.

“She is my salvation. And I am her long-awaited consequence.”


5 STARS
Tanja


 

About the Author


From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.
For more information on Trisha Wolfe and her works, please visit: www.TrishaWolfe.com
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Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne


Sugar Pine Trail is my first encounter with the works of author RaeAnne Thayne. What I found was an incredibly sweet kind of read filled with heart achingly soul-warming characters.

I’m also pleased with the fact that these characters are a bit older and more focused on the reality of life and the conditions of it. Librarian, Julia Winston, is beautifully written as a woman with a sense of responsibility, yet an underlying desire to break out of the box she has put herself in. She is a warm and delicate lady with a feisty side that makes her so likable.

Julia’s new upstairs renter, Jamie Caine, really doesn’t know what to think of the antique covered apartment he’ll be living in for the next few months. He does find the plain Jane landlord a bit fascinating though— Okay, I know what you’re thinking— the plain Jane girl becomes beautiful after guy sees what she looks like on the inside or that under all those clothes she is a rocking sex bomb and now he’s ensnared. NO. There are so many outside subplots to keep you reading and very little sexy time. It’s a nice change of pace for me as a reader/reviewer.

All I can say is that this was a wonderful ride with funny town folk, good hearted people, and a beautiful sense of community wrapped in a love story.


A great holiday read.

~Tanja


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From the cover…

An unlikely attraction brings comfort, joy and unforgettable romance this holiday season!

Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heartbreaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get—even Jamie's.

Happy to step in, Jamie reveals a side of himself that's much harder to resist. Not only is he fantastic with kids, he provides the strength Julia needs to tackle her list. She knows their temporary family can't last beyond the holidays, but the closer she gets to Jamie, the more she wonders if things could be this merry and bright forever…


BLADE OF DARKNESS by Dianne Duvall

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Dianne Duvall, comes the next heart-pounding romance in the Immortal Guardians series - BLADE OF DARKNESS! Order your copy today!




28700596Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Guardians Book #7
Releasing September 19th, 2017

Return to the “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians.

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember.  But she never saw Aidan coming.  When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception… and passion.  Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan’s arms and in his bed.  Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O’Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don’t trouble him.  The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan’s brethren turning against him, so he can’t help but feel alarmed.  While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?




BLADE OF DARKNESS is live now! Don't miss the next exciting thriller in Dianne Duvall's IMMORTAL GUARDIANS series! 




About the Author

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and"wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews,and/or Night Owl Reviews.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

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DIRTY BOXING by Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt

After an unstable childhood, Jules Darcy is very familiar with the risks of falling in love. And as an adult, she’s never let herself forget just how high those stakes can be. That’s why she ran away a year ago after her fling with MMA fighter Nick Giannakis quickly got serious. But when she jumps at the opportunity to reconnect with her dad by accepting a job with his growing fight league, she’s stunned to learn the abs, the chiseled arms, and the rock-solid punches she has to market belong to none other than her former fling. Unable to run away from the sexy middleweight this time, Jules vows to keep things strictly professional. But one look at Nick, and her resolve starts to crumble….

The last thing Nick expects when he signs with the prestigious World Fighting Championship is that he’ll have to work with the only woman who ever broke his heart. Desperate to hide the pain she caused him, Nick vows to keep his distance from his gorgeous ex. But when he realizes their intense chemistry hasn’t faded after a year apart, he wonders if they could have a future together, even if dating the boss’s daughter could complicate his bid for the championship belt.

Under the bright lights of Las Vegas, in the world of high-stakes prize fighting, they’ll have to take a risk and decide if their love is worth fighting for.


About the authors

Harper St. George was raised in rural Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days and it instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the romance novel, which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since. She currently lives on Florida’s Emerald Coast with her family and loves to connect with readers. She would love to hear from you. Please visit her website at HarperStGeorge.com or connect with her on Facebook at Facebook.com/HarperStGeorge.

Tara Wyatt is a contemporary romance and romantic suspense author who has won several awards, including the Unpublished Winter Rose, the Linda Howard Award of Excellence, and the Heart of the West. A librarian by day and romance writer by night, Tara lives in Hamilton, Ontario with the world’s cutest dog and a husband who makes all of her heroes look like chumps. Find her at Tara-Wyatt.com.

Review by Tanja

Well guys, this was fun and wildly unexpected! It’s been a minute since I’ve dived into a new series with new-to-me authors. I’ve spent so much time reading my favorite and trusted authors this year that I’ve put new reading opportunities on the back burner. So, imagine my surprise at not only discovering that I really liked this book, but that I read it in just hours!

I don’t know much about these two authors, Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt, but I think that’s gonna change real quick.

Firstly, the two main characters are extremely likable. Our hero is exactly the kind of guy I like to read about. Smart, funny, sexy and best of all— a caring and solid guy. Also, surprisingly enough, it’s the female lead, Jules, that has the emotional issues, not the brooding fighter. A bit of a fresh twist on a well-used troupe in romance.

Jules Darcy has started working for her father. A father who she has a turbulent relationship with; daddy issues at their finest. I think that’s what made me like this so much. Their road to healing is rocky and real. The journey to rectifying those issues are paralleled with her inability to trust herself in her relationship with Nick. The twist, turns, and new emotions of this second chance romance makes for a beautiful read. I found it to be thought provoking and endearing at times. Ultimately, we all want to be heard, loved and valued, proving once again that childhood can and does have a big impact on how we see ourselves and what we deserve.

Who knew a book called Dirty Boxing could pack such an emotional punch?


I loved it.
~Tanja

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The BookEnd ~ September 15, 2017

Can you believe that September is almost over? 
I'm still working my way through my 2017 summer reading list. Honestly, the thought of warm cups of cocoa, snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket and good book does sound appealing. 
I am going to miss you summer. 


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BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE by Juliette Poe

     

 

Things in Whynot, NC have gone to the dogs, and that’s just the way the town’s only veterinarian, Laken Mancinkus, likes it. No matter if she’s up when the rooster crows, or working until the cows come home, Laken never leaves an animal in need. So when a gorgeous Yankee comes begging for help herding some wily goats, Laken is up to the task. Jake McDaniel is looking for a tax break, and what better way than to take up…farming? This ex-football player turned businessman turned unwitting goat farmer is up to his knees in goat drama. Runaway goats, dehydrated goats, and a baby goat that wants no one other than him, Jake needs more help than he cares to admit. Good thing the sexy veterinarian is right there to coach him on how to be a farmer. The only problem is, Laken’s not looking for anything more than a good time, while Jake is looking for his forever girl. Will the baby goat, and Laken, be enough to get Jake to stay? Or will he take his tax break and hoof it back to Chicago? One thing is for certain…what happens on the farm doesn’t always stay on the farm.

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About the Author     


Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.


A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.


When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.

The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart ~Review~

Fans of a small town romance will love this sweet read. Filled with fun encounters with wildly adorable town folk and family, The Chesapeake Bride is a delightful way to spend an afternoon by the bay.

This couple has immensely great chemistry. Cassidy and Owen circle one another for quite a bit of time before making a true love connection. It’s a ride filled with doubts, longing, and a few upsets straight out of left field.

The townspeople that make up Cannonball Island are excellent sub characters as well. The vibrancy of the town, businesses, and relationships makes this reader want to book a trip to Maryland.

Tanja




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From the cover…

Architect Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking adventurers. Newly divorced, she’s focused on building ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the Chesapeake Bay for her father’s construction company. Traveling to Cannonball Island—where there has been no new construction in nearly one hundred years—Cass is sensitive to the heritage of the island, and has come up with plans so perfect she’s determined to buy a home for herself. Even the fact that Owen Parker—a local who she dismisses as a lightweight and a player—seems to be everywhere isn’t enough to deter her from building her dream house.

Owen Parker is and always has been sinfully handsome and wickedly clever, a magnet for mischief as well as girls. He’s a rolling stone, going and doing whatever appeals to him, from flying a mail plane in Alaska, to working on a cattle ranch in Australia, a shrimp boat in Louisiana, and surfing and diving in Costa Rica. When an old friend offers him a job salvaging a sunken ship on the Chesapeake Bay, Owen gladly accepts. Something’s been telling him it was time to head home to Cannonball Island, and a job is as good an excuse as any. And he’s totally smitten by the pretty architect on the scene, but it seems he’s finally met a woman who’s immune to his charms. Sooner or later, Owen will have to face the reason why he always runs, because this time, leaving just might be harder than staying.