Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Book Review, Giveaway: PRIMROSE LANE by Debbie Mason

Author: Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor, #3
On Sale: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD

Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She's left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor's most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she's now guardian of her ex's young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn't have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.

Olivia may act like she's got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He'd really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn't want his help. Since he's returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he's interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.

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Favorite Quotes:

Well, she was here, just not here, here. She’d been dead— or undead as the case may be— going on seven months now. Perhaps “passing” would be a more accurate term because she seemed to be betwixt and between. She’d seen the light all right, only she’d been lollygagging, worrying about the ones she was leaving behind, and therefore missed the magic carpet ride to heaven.

Chard-a nay-nay.

How had she not noticed that the smiles and laughter that she’d faked for so long, that she’d felt only on the surface, had become real and bone deep? She’d never expected to be truly happy again. To have those moments of pure joy that set your heart and mind on fire.

My Review:

More secrets were exposed, a slow burn romance developed, and the ghostly hauntings continue in the latest installment of this cute series.  Family dramas take center stage with a unique plot twist among the large cast of characters.  I enjoy the humor and creative storyline and look forward to the widows and family meddling with the remaining two brothers.    

Empress DJ







Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue, and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.



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New Release: Fifty Frogs by Tawdra Kandle

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Vivian is sick of dating. Sick of the way guys treat her, sick of living and crying by when and if they call . . . she’s just done.

When her aunt reminds her that a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds her prince--Aunt Gail says that number is fifty--Vivian decides she’s taking control of her dating life: she’s going to go on a series of first dates only, and each one must end in a kiss. She begins chronicling each date--the good, the bad and the downright unbelievable--with a plan to turn the stories into an in-depth magazine series about the realities of dating in the twenty-first century.

Everything’s going along according to plan until Vivian hits a bump in her road with Frog Number Five, who doesn’t seem to understand his role in this deal. And despite Vivian’s determination to make it all the way to the big five-oh, when fate keeps throwing this same man across her path, she begins to wonder if maybe it’s time to ditch the plan . . . and kiss just one more frog.

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Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include young adult and new adult paranormal romance, new adult and adult contemporary romance and adult paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Book Review: Small Town Scandal - Wingmen #5 by Daisy Prescott

Title: Small Town Scandal
Series: Wingmen #5 (Standalone)
Author: Daisy Prescott
Genre: Second Chance Romance


Another wingmen meets his match and this time it's scandalous.

Carter Kelso is a man with a plan. And goats.
Ashley Kingston is a woman with a reputation.
Can he earn back her love before their past catches up with them and destroys everything?

On the island, my last name is synonymous with scandal. With a notorious father and a famous brother, I've been on the sidelines of our small town's gossip circle for years. Nothing to see here. Just a man and his goats, happily going through life. Not a care in the world. Too bad it's all lies.

I'm tired of trying not to be in love with Ashley Kingston, our very own island jezebel. Some people think she's a slut. They think they know her. They're wrong. Screw them.

Reputations can be deceiving. I should know.

Small Town Scandal is a second chance romance standalone novel and the fifth book in the Wingmen series. You do not have to read the other novels first.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

My coworkers have horns and horizontal pupils. At least they don’t take long smoke breaks or spend their paychecks on beer. Unlike my business partner.

As I kid I compared her to Ariel the Little Mermaid with her long red hair and asked if she ever wore a shell bra. The kick to my shins proved she had legs like a girl and not a mermaid’s tail.

My grandma saw me wearing shorts and called me a Lolita. Whatever that means. Said she’d pray for the wickedness to leave my body to make room for Jesus.

Do you ever look at old people and try to see their younger versions? Like reversing a film? … No, someday you’re going to be an old man in thick-soled sneakers and a cardigan. Probably a jaunty cap on your head and a cane you like to twirl. You’ll always be you. I bet the little widows will chase you around and get into catfights over who will bring you your favorite pudding. Good thing you’ll have the cane to beat them back. Except for the ladies on the motorized scooters. Watch out. You won’t be able to outrun those frisky girls.

My Review:

I adored this refreshing and smartly written tale from beginning to end.  The writing sparkled with cleverly dealt levity and crisp visuals; I wore a near-constant smirk while reading.  This was my first experience reading Daisy Prescott and although the book was touted as a stand-alone volume in a series, I have a strong desire to go backward and read each installment as well as all other books penned by this talented scribe.  I savored her snarky humor, colorful insights, and clever observations.  The witty banter and quips tossed off by these quirky and adorable characters were record book worthy.  And who could not love a story with baby goats, in pajamas?  I mean really?  Daisy Prescott is a comedic genius with mad skills. I want to be her when I grow up. 

Empress DJ

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Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Love with Altitude, her newest Rom Com series, is set in Aspen, Colorado features life and love in a small town. Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. The popular Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

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Book Review: Boys, Toys - Oh My! #3 Business of Sex Series by A.M. Willard

Boys, Toys - Oh My! Vol 3
Business of Sex Series
A.M. Willard
Romantic Comedy


I’m no longer the girl who blushes at a drop of a hat or from the sight of a novelty toy. No, I’m bold and brazen, the one who stands up and takes what she wants. Well, until it backfires on me and the plan is no longer in my favor… Or is it? 

Cooper has a way with words, a way with my heart, and not to mention my body. I shouldn’t have been surprised when he tricked me, or should I say made the front-page of the newspaper with an anonymous announcement that even has me at loss for words. 

Don’t worry, I still sell toys and I might still have the guy of my dreams. It’s just all happening backward for us. I’ve learned along this journey that life is full of surprises and you have to roll with the punches. And boy if this surprise just isn’t one that has left me in shock and awe. But I’m Charlie… nothing will hold me back from what—or who—I want. Mixing business with pleasure may not be suggested, but I’ve learned to take risks…

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My Rating:

Favorite Quote:

I know when we’re at work we are not an item. That’s easy to do, I’ll just pretend you’re this fat old bald man from the third floor and you have a wart growing off the side of your face.

My Review:


This is the final and my favorite installment of the series and is highly eventful and full of intrigue.  A blast from his past caused Cooper to make a major misstep that caused considerable strife and required several new action plans, to rectify.  The storyline was engaging, highly eventful, deliciously steamy, and highly amusing.  I was sad to see it end but more than satisfied with the conclusion. 

Empress DJ 


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About the Author

Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She's also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart almost twenty years ago.

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Book Review: Recluse by Jaycee Ford

Title: Recluse
Series: Spider #1
Author: Jaycee Ford
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 Release Date: June 26, 2017


You were my brother in the line of duty.
My partner.
My best friend.
You were the man who had it all.
Your thoroughness and precision made you a great cop.
It’s what got you killed.
And now I live with the darkening shadows of your memory.
You weren’t here when I needed you to save me.
You weren’t here when I needed help solving the most gruesome murder this town had ever seen.
But most of all, you weren’t here to keep me from falling in love with your wife.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

If Grayson appreciated the picture, she must have been a knockout. He was picky as hell with women. If they weren’t a debutante, he wasn’t giving them a second glance; however, most debutantes didn’t really hang around police stations. Grayson Cooks was still very single.

She told me last night that if I didn’t marry you, I was too ignorant to be her mother.

My Review:

Recluse was packed with an odd assortment of quirky and interesting characters as well as an intriguing storyline wrapped around a tractionless murder investigation with no leads and inexperienced detectives.  I was coasting along merrily, fully engaged in the story (although it took me a few beats to realize the setting was the same town as her previous Love Bug books), when that slippery and crafty trickster known as Jaycee Ford tossed me a heinous and despicable cliffhanger.  I am still stamping my little foot and foaming at the mouth in a complete pique.  I am fully invested and on the hook with this one, I cannot let it go and must know how this mystery resolves.  I was easily drawn to the endearing characters and ever so curious about the crime.  Sigh… hurry Ms. Ford.  Please!  Hurry!  Despite her vile cliffhanger, I remain a Faithful Ford Fangirl - for life.

Empress DJ

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Bestselling author Jaycee Ford grew up chasing street cars around the city of New Orleans. After doing a four-year stint at Louisiana State University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and fled for the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New Orleans beckoned her home again where she put her love of the foothills into a series of romance novels. In between writing, she’s found behind her desk at a top rated law firm … or still chasing street cars.

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Book Review: Changing Fate (Endgame Series #5) by Leigh Ann Lunsford

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Title: Changing Fate
Series: Endgame Series #5
Release Date: June 26, 2017


Caden Monroe loved the game of baseball. Until one rogue swing of a bat took it all.

His memory.

His best friend.

His Picasso.

Struggling to remember the past . . . trying to build a future . . . it forces his true love to flee.

He has a plan and calls in all the reinforcements he needs to implement it . . . the only question is . . . will she come home?

Avery Michaels is his endgame— but what happens when your past, present, and future are at war with each other and you’re the one left alone? 

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Favorite Quotes:

‘He still hasn’t seen the stripper pole you put in the basement?’  I question. ‘No. He doesn’t go into my office. We established it’s my space and I don’t want to get him excited until I perfect the routine.’  She pouts.

Avery, please. I’m sober because I’m pregnant. In a few months all the ball bitches will leave their home on Whore Island and come after my man when I’m as big as a house and I need something to whisper in his ear.

I hand Caden my phone. ‘Don’t answer it. Unless it’s the Pope offering me an extra day of sainthood for that conversation.’

‘Lord, he needs sedatives.’  Emberlee sighs. ‘At least with that vixen he won’t need Viagra.’ 

I wasn’t waiting for the one because you were the one… You’ll be the better half of me until the day I die.

My Review:

Changing Fate had me smirking, snorting and barking with glee at the irreverent humor, salacious wit, clever banter, erotic sensual scenes, and an entertaining storyline packed with naughty fun among the life altering changes of graduations, babies, weddings, moves, and new careers.  I cherished my time with this quirky, loud, uninhibited, and outrageous grouping of potty-mouthed friends.  I gasped and held my breath more than a few times but sighed contentedly at reaching that oh so satisfying HEA where everyone’s dreams really did come true, and then some.  I enjoyed this highly amusing and smoking hot series from beginning to end.

Empress DJ


Other Books by Leigh Ann Lunsford:

Endgame Series Box Set 1-3 (Playing Fate, Kismet, Karma)
Fighting Fate (Book 4 Endgame Series)
Karma (Book 3 Endgame Series)
Kismet (Book 2 Endgame Series)
Playing Fate (Book 1 Endgame Series)
Embracing Emma Companion to Brise
Bellissimo Fortuna (Book 1 in The Family Trilogy)
Bellissimo Lotta (Book 2 in The Family Trilogy)
Bellissimo Rilascio (Book 3 in The Family Trilogy)

Author Bio:

Leigh Ann Lunsford is a stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn’t writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm that knows no end. She hopes to give the voices in her head an outlet with many more novels to come. 

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