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Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5) by Jill Shalvis

Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5) by Jill Shalvis
Posted November 8, 2016 by Melissa in Book promo, Book Review, Giveaway / 21 Comments

It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn’t seen in years. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton, and his big, goofy, lovable dog Carl. Hours stuck in a truck with the dead sexy Max sounds like a fate worse than death (not), but Rory’s out of options. She’s had a crush on Max since high school and she knows he’s attracted to her, too. But they have history… and Max is the only one who knows why it went south.


Book Review & Giveaway: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

Book Review & Giveaway: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
Posted November 2, 2016 by Melissa in Book Review, Giveaway / 42 Comments

It’s 1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved the Prohibition of sorcery, the city’s magic underworld is booming. Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters’ crime sprees. Smugglers funnel magic contraband in from overseas. Gangs have established secret performance venues where patrons can lose themselves in magic, and take a mind-bending, intoxicating elixir known as the sorcerer’s shine.


Book Review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Book Review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman
Posted November 1, 2016 by Melissa in Book Review / 29 Comments

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world.


Book Review: Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Book Review: Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Posted October 28, 2016 by Melissa in Book Review / 23 Comments

Flynn’s girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can’t answer, and her friends are telling stories that don’t add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January’s boyfriend, he must know something. But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January’s disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.



Book Review & Giveaway: Midsummer Night’s Mischief (A Wiccan Wheel Mystery #1) by Jennifer David Hesse

Book Review & Giveaway: Midsummer Night’s Mischief (A Wiccan Wheel Mystery #1) by Jennifer David Hesse
Posted August 3, 2016 by Melissa in Book Review, Giveaway / 15 Comments

Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli’s career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case. . .


Book Review: Discovering You (Whiskey Creek #10) by Brenda Novak

Book Review: Discovering You (Whiskey Creek #10) by Brenda Novak
Posted July 13, 2016 by Melissa in Book Review / 13 Comments

Just after moving to Whiskey Creek with her little girl, Cassia, to start over, she’s learned that her ex-boyfriend’s trial ended in a hung jury. He’s getting out of jail; he could try to find her again. And that’s not all that scares her. She’s extremely attracted to her next-door neighbor, but Rod Amos is the handsome “bad boy” type that’s given her so much trouble in the past. If she got involved with him, her in-laws would sue for custody of Cassia.