Book Review: Fallen Angel by Tracie Podger

51ulmitg0blGenre: Contemporary Adult

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.27

My Rating: 2.5

“What do you see when you look into my eyes?” I asked breathlessly and not entirely sure where the question had come from.

“All there is to know,” was his reply. “What do you see when you look into my eyes, Brooke?” he whispered, there was a slight anger to his voice.

I trembled. “An abyss and danger,” was all I could say.

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10 Heart-Wrenching Romances You’ll Want to Read Now

There are few things more powerful than a good story. No matter what the genre is, a good story can mess with your emotions big time, some times even to the point of therapy. (I’m looking at you, 1984.) Here are ten heart-wrenching romances that you want to read today.

1. His Lady Mistress by Elizabeth Rolls

1430082Genre: Regency, Adult

Average Goodreads rating: 3.44

When Earl Maxwell finds a young, abused servant in the home of unfortunate acquaintances, he does the only thing he can think of to help her: sleep with her and take her on as his mistress (duh). The girl in question, Verity, is perfectly happy with this arrangement. She would do anything to get out of her aunt and uncle’s house, and since she thinks Max is hot, being his mistress until she can purchase an annuity and live independently isn’t a bad deal. Unfortunately for her, Max is about to discover her real identity. When he finds out that she is the daughter of his late commanding officer, he’ll feel honor-bound to marry her– even if he can never forgive her for her deceit.

His Lady Mistress is available on AllRomance

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Once Upon a Time Giveaway Winner

Once Upon a TimeHello!

First of all a huge thanks to Maggie Shayne for giving a Smashwords copy to my giveaway. She’s a fantastic person and writer, and it was a pleasure to collaborate with her.

Second of all, thank you to everyone who entered and spread the word about the giveaway. It’s much appreciated.

The winner will receive an email in the next day or two with the coupon code that will give them a free copy of the Once Upon a Time boxed set. If you do not receive an email in the next couple of days, then I’m afraid you did not win. However, if you’re still interested in reading Once Upon a Time by Maggie Shayne, then you can buy it on Smashwords here.

Thank you, everyone, and I’ll be back next week with another article.

Win Bestselling Author Maggie Shayne’s Once Upon a Time Boxed Set Today

Once Upon a TimeTwo weeks ago, my dad stormed into the living room to find me sitting on the couch, reading Once Upon a Time by Maggie Shayne. “Why weren’t you at breakfast?” He asked.

I pointed to the book (well, my phone with the downloaded ebook). “This is more important than food.”

Anyone who knows me knows this. Nothing is more important to me than food. All of my impulse buys are food. The only way to get me to show up to most events is to give me food. If I’m hungry at three in the morning, then I walk to the grocery store to get food.

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Book Review: By Magic Beguiled by Maggie Shayne

bymagicbeguiled-683x1024Many a man has died of longing for one such as her. For her skin has the flavor of honey which contains a magic all its own. Once a man’s lips taste her nectar, he is bound to her for all his days. Be forewarned, then, for her spell cannot be broken. Look for the sign of the cradle moon above the mound of Venus. Be it pale, you might yet escape with our heart and mind intact. But be it crimson, she is of royal blood, and too strong for a mortal man’s resistance.

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Discover a Picturesque Island With Magic and Romance Today

22522045When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago… But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him—for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s created so carefully could shatter completely. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers under a terrible curse—one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women—and with the nightmares of the past haunting her every step—she must find the power to save her home, her love…and herself…

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Irish Kisses: The Fast Love Story That Is Almost Amazing

51l6w2bso5xl-_uy250_On Fiona Flannigan’s sixteenth birthday Aaron O’Malley kissed her by the wishing fountain at Ballyglass Castle. He said he loved her, then he left and broke her heart. Ten long years later he’s finally back, but his work as an undercover cop has left him fighting inner demons. She wants to help him recover, but dare she let him into her heart again?

Buy this book for less than a dollar on Smashwords.

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10 Romance Novels to Read If You Like Doctor Who

72e887e547dc1a48f9231b3952375896Doctor Who is a show I’ve been binge-watching recently, not only for the plot and the antics, but also for the amazing love stories in the show. While most people probably don’t consider Doctor Who  a romance, that is basically what it is. There are the main love stories, like the Doctor’s love with Rose Tyler, a woman he can never be with, and his marriage with River Song, a time-traveling femme fatale brain-washed to kill the Doctor but falling in love with him anyway. And who can forget Rory and Amy, who have to have the most ideal marriage ever? There are also the single-episode stories, like John Smith and Joan Redfern in “Human Nature” and the Doctor and Astrid in “Voyage of the Damned”.  So here are ten books for Doctor Who fans who can’t get enough of these fantastic love stories.

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Servicing the Target: Finally an Alpha Female Romance Worth Reading

51v4pyikabl-_sx331_bo1204203200_The quest to find a good Domme romance can be treacherous and dangerous, full of characterless protagonists, typos, undesirable kinks (for me), cold-hearted women, miserable and psychologically damaged men and women, and did I mention effing typos?

After reading several unsatisfying stories and novels, I concluded that  unlike the saturated alpha male niche, the alpha female niche was just too underserved and risky to keep venturing into.

But sometimes the mood still hits. This time my quest was fruitful. Servicing the Target is without a doubt the best alpha female romance I’ve ever read.

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3 Free White Noise Apps For Reading

09806Reading a good book for a few minutes is the best and fastest way to escape the pressures and unpleasantness of life. It can help relieve stress and leave you feeling relaxed, happy, and refreshed. The atmosphere around you can be important for you to relax, which is why creating a reading corner is such a good idea. But obviously that’s impossible to do on your lunch break or riding the train during your commute. But you can control your atmosphere somewhat. What you hear is the easiest to control. Here are three white noise apps that will help you immerse yourself in your book.

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