Release Tour: When Jack Trumps Ace by Debbie De Louise

When Jack Trumps Ace
by Debbie De Louise
Genre: A Romantic Comedy Jewel Heist Novella

Jackie Riordan’s in trouble . . .

 When her jewel-thief father is caught in the middle of a heist, Jackie makes her getaway to his ex-jail pal’s apartment. a man called Ace, who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. What she doesn’t count on is falling in love with him and becoming his partner in crime. She also doesn’t expect to compete with Ace’s old flame or deal with his cat Roxie who causes her allergy attacks.

 All bets are off . . .

 After Jackie discovers clues left by her father which lead her to a treasure that Ace may have stolen, she contemplates her next move. Should she trust Ace and believe her father gave him the money, or head home to her mother, a religious hypocrite who would have no qualms about ratting out her own daughter to the cops?

 Things that sparkle aren’t always Diamonds . . .

 Before Jackie can decide who the good guys really are, she finds herself atop the Willis Tower carrying her father’s ashes in her pocket and aiding Ace in the largest jewelry heist of his life. Things go terribly wrong, and Jackie’s only choice seems to be to walk away from Ace or face imprisonment.

Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her three published novels include Cloudy Rainbow, A Stone’s Throw, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Solstice Publishing, 2016) that has been on the Amazon bestseller list for cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories for several anthologies of various genres. She is currently working on the third Cobble Cove mystery and a psychological thriller. She lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

Cover Reveal: Please Me by Stasia Black

PLEASE ME BY STASIA BLACK

Cover Design: Heather Anastasiu

Release Date: March 9, 2017

ABOUT THE BOOK

He thought he could break me. Well he was f#@king wrong.

I’m done being the weak little girl that men look at and see as someone to take advantage of. It’s time I turned the tables. It’s time I took control of my own goddamned life.

And I’ll start by demanding my pleasure and taking my due. From any and every man I want. But none of them will really ever touch me. I’m a fortress of one.

As much as I want to be done with the past, though, it’s not done with me. The man who tried to break me and the man who wants to heal my fractured places are both back in my life.

Neither will let me move on and before I know it, I’m pulled back into the most dangerous game yet. I’ve learned well enough that there are so many worse things to suffer in this life than a broken heart. When end games are revealed and I understand the part I’m meant to play, will my new-found strength be enough or will I be forced to betray the one I’m just learning how to love?

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 CRUSH ME BY STASIA BLACK

From the very beginning, I suspected I was making a bargain with the devil. I accepted Bryce Gentry’s position as his personal assistant knowing there was more to the job than answering emails and taking meeting notes. I mean, so what if he likes to watch me do my office work without my shirt on? No big deal. All I care about is making ends meet and taking care of my son. But Gentry seems determined to make me a pawn in his personal vendettas and power plays.

And then there’s Gentry’s handsome former collaborator and current rival: Jackson Vale. Jackson makes me FEEL. He makes me feel alive. Feel sexy. Feel in control and out of control at the same time. He makes me want a future when I can barely manage the day to day.

For a girl like me, it’s dangerous to want. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this life, it’s to never put my heart on the line.

The stakes of these games are getting too high, too fast. It was just supposed to be a job. But now I’m stuck between two men intent on destroying one another. Will I make it out of this with my heart, soul, and body intact, or will this CRUSH ME?

Warning: Contains triggers and dark themes which may be distressing to some readers.

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Stasia Black is an author who’s drawn to romantic stories that don’t take the easy way out. She wants to see beneath people’s veneer and into their dark places, their twisted motives, and their deepest desires. She likes to toss her characters into the tempest and watch them hurt, fight, bleed, and then find out what, if anything, comes out the other side. Come along for the journey because it’s one helluva ride.

 

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Cover Reveal: We Said Forever by Marie James

WE SAID FOREVER BY MARIE JAMES

Cover Design: TE Black

Release Date: March 15, 2017

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Rock bottom. They say the only way to go from there is up, but what is “up” when you’re born into someone else’s rock bottom?

At ten, football became my first love. It’s what got me out of the house away from my self-destructive family. My love for football landed me at Las Vegas University with a full ride scholarship, and the orange on my jersey was my favorite color…until my eyes landed on the red dress Fallyn wore the night we met.

At twenty-one, I jumped off the cliff into the unknown the second Fallyn McIntyre danced in my arms at a party. I had the greatest girl in the world and the opportunity to play college ball every Saturday. My rock bottom was looking up, thanks to my two first loves.

Parties, sex, and football—life was perfect. But one drink too many, and my world came crashing down. When I chose pills over my second love, my head told me it was the best decision I ever made. The pills keep me warm and protect me from the distance Fallyn created. Percs don’t judge me. They make me feel alive.

Threes.

They say the best things come in threes, but one leads to a stable future, one is my salvation, and the other drags me to hell—a hell I’d willingly burn in for eternity…if it weren’t for my second love.

 

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Marie James: I’m a full-time, working mother of two boys and wife of 12 years. I’ve spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. I’ve always wanted to write novels and just recently had the gumption to sit down and start one. My passions include reading everything under the sun and plotting out new books to write in the future.

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Book Blitz: Breath of Malice by Karen Fenech

Breath of Malice

by Karen Fenech
Publication Date: June 14, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense

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FBI Special Agent Paige Carson hoped she’d be able to start a new life in small-town South Carolina. But when a senator’s sister is murdered and a blank postcard is left next to the body, Paige realizes that a killer from her past has found her–and is sending her a very personal message.

From the moment he hired her, FBI Special Agent in Charge Sam McKade knew Paige was hiding something. Prompted by this recent threat, she finally opens up: one year ago, she caught the eye of suspected serial killer Todd Thames. Now he’s come back to pull her into his game, whether she wants to play or not.

As the danger increases, Paige and Sam give in to their growing attraction, and he vows to protect her no matter the cost. But the murderer will stop at nothing to get to his intended prey, and the strong arm of the law–and the shelter of her new love–may not be enough to save her.

About Karen Fenech

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR KAREN FENECH writes romantic suspense novels, short works of suspense, and erotic romance. She is the author of the bestselling romantic suspense series, The Protectors and the author of the newly launched erotic romance series, the Surrender series. Karen’s novels and short suspense fiction have received critical acclaim. Her novels have been translated into several languages and have been released in audio format. When Karen’s not writing or spending time with her family, she loves to shop, watch movies, and just kick back in a comfortable chair and read.

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Book Tour: 40 Something by Shannon Peel

40 Something
by Shannon Peel
Genre: Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction

Five women navigate life while juggling careers, children, family, and the men in their lives.

 

Charlie is bored with the family tradition of Sunday Dinner so she brings a friend her family won’t approve of to spice things up a bit. Will this friend go too far and cause too much damage?

 

Rose only wants to do what is right and keep her family safe. How can she do that when the world is so dangerous and her teenagers so willful. Will helping a friend invite trouble into her perfect world?

 

Lindsay loves to have fun and enjoys the company of men. She is a modern playgirl who will stop at nothing to get a man’s attention. Will she find what she’s looking for or something unexpected?

 

Sophie wants to keep the peace and keep everyone happy, especially her ex-husband, so her children will live with her full time. Will she lose the children if she can’t afford to take care of them?

 

Justine wants to escape her perfect life, she just doesn’t realize it. Will she find the passion that is missing or will she continue to hide behind her computer screen?

My feet are soaking in a warm tub of water filled with skin softening additives, while my hands are getting the full treatment. My nails are a mess. I’ve needed a manicure for weeks. My hands are getting so old looking, they are covered in age spots. Disgusting. The skin is beginning to wrinkle and thin. I haven’t been giving them enough attention lately.

Before I leave, I’ll buy a good moisturizer for them. Something expensive.

My whole body has been breaking out in age spots. They look like dull brown freckles with dry skin building up on them constantly. There has to be some product that can get rid of these ugly brown splotches.

“What colour do you want?” The manicurist asks.

I look through the case of nail polish colours and choose a deep, dark, red colour. Sexy.

“This one.”

“You want shellac? It $20 more.”

“Why not.”

The news channel is on and I read the closed captioning while the girl works her magic. Always the same thing on the news, war, war, and war. War on drugs, gang wars, actual war. If it bleeds it leads they say and the world is bleeding big time.

I push a button and the chair starts rolling against my back, giving me a machine’s version of massage and it does feel good. Not as good as the real thing but it is putting pressure on those points that ache deep in the muscles. I’m just shutting my eyes when an image of a face comes on the screen that snaps them open again.

I know that guy.

I’ve dated that guy.

I’ve had sex with that guy.

In fact we had an affair for a year before he disappeared. One day he just stopped communicating with me, wouldn’t answer any of my calls, messages, or texts. I assumed his wife found out and he was doing some penance before crawling back to me for a good time. I guess not.

The headline says, Local Business Exec Arrested for Solicitation of a Minor.

I read the words moving across the screen trying to keep up.

Stanton Boremann has been charged with solicitation of a minor in court today. It is alleged that Mr. Boremann offered to pay a 15 year old $300 for sexual services during an online instant message communication.

An officer comes on the screen and is asked about the charges, her response is,

“The two met on an online dating site when the young girl messaged him to ask if he’d have sex with a younger woman. At first she claimed to be in her early twenties, but soon admitted that she was still in high school. The online conversation between the two continued for a couple of weeks before the young lady mentioned she needed money and Mr. Boemann made the offer of money for sex. His messages were quite detailed and he expressed certain sexual requests be performed in exchange for the money.”

The reporter comes on the screen.

“Mr. Boemann was not available for comment.”

The Anchor came back on the screen and a new story came onto the screen.

Stanton. A pedophile. I never would have suspected.

Sure he liked role-play. I’d dress up like the naughty schoolgirl and he pretended to be the principal. That was just fantasy role-play, lots of men like to pretend to be the teacher, the principal, the boss, the daddy, or whomever while the woman pretends to be younger. That doesn’t mean they want sex with a minor, it’s more about the power imbalance than the actual age. This doesn’t make any sense. He wouldn’t have sex with a minor and he definitely wouldn’t pay one. He doesn’t need to pay for sex.

What is this world coming to?

 

Shannon Peel grew up in Enderby, BC where her family’s root run deep. Growing up where television was either non existent or very limited she relied on books & imagination to escape into the world beyond.

She went to UBC to study and earn a general studies BA with a concentration in Political Science and Economics. Macro analysis of world events, social justice and human motivations became a passion of hers. This passion is a driving force in all her stories, which have political, economic, and social justice undercurrents.

After a career in the financial field she decided to stay home and raise her two children until school age. In 2007 she return to the workforce as a sales / marketing / advertising professional. She currently resides in BC’s Lower Mainland with her two teenage children.

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Release Blitz: Raine’s Haven by Shari J. Ryan

Cover Design: MadHat Books
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Release Date: February 22, 2017
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Haven

I felt like I was living in a prison while watching Raine Carson from my window, studying his sexy, tanned, and muscular physique for six long months. From inside of my house, he was perfect.

Then I found out everything looked different from afar. Raine, a blunt and hot tempered man was living a life he wasn’t proud of, and I found myself oddly attracted to the sickening reality he opened my eyes to.

Raine

She thought I’d fall for her seductive ploy and scarlet-glossed lips. She was right. Every person in this small town had something negative to say about Haven Leigh’s life—the girl who had been handed everything on a silver platter. I ignored the rumors, and instead, searched for her truths.

While struggling with disabling side-effects left behind by my coke-addict mother, Haven became the hope I needed. She was the good I wanted to be.

But, as it turns out, she was the trouble I should have stayed away from.

 

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Book Tour: Legion Series by K.C. Finn

Legion Lost
By K.C. Finn
Genre: Dystopian
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One Underground girl escapes from a soldiers’ raid. Lost and above ground for the very first time, she has only one option to secure her survival: the Legion—a government organization for teenagers with no place left to run. Leave your identity at the gate, and join a life of military service until you reach adulthood. It sounds ideal, but the Underground girl knows that the System won’t stop looking for its female runaway. So, she tells a lie about her gender.

And it will change her forever.

Posing as Raja, a boy-soldier, the Underground girl is thrown into Legion life at its full, brutal speed. Here, she meets Senior Commander Briggs, whose savage authority reigns over the teenage soldiers. Amongst them are a band of oddballs known as the South Tower Rejects, led by Stirling, a tall, savvy stranger with bright copper hair and eyes that shine like oceans. There’s something hiding behind his cocky smile, and Raja wants to know what it is.

 

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“Little boy, if you think I’m not going to notice how incompetent you are, just because you’re next to her, then think again.”

He thinks I’m cowardly now too—a very promising sign. When the commander runs through the process of how to load our automatic guns, I ask him to stop and repeat even the simplest parts of the instructions. I can see the strain in his steely eyes, like he’s resisting the urge to just get up and smack me for interrupting him. On the outside, the others are still looking at me like I’m defective in some way, but, on the inside, I’m starting to enjoy winding Briggs up by playing the fool.

We have limited time to practise setting up the guns in our pairs. The bruised girl is surprisingly good at locking the pieces into the right places, and I learn more from watching her than I did from Briggs’s brisk display.

“What’s your name?” I ask her, once I’m sure the commander is busy helping someone else.

“Lucrece,” she replies.

I am taken aback by the broken quality to her voice. She sounds as though someone has forced her to gargle with glass.

“I’m Raja,” I tell her, and she lets that little smile slip out again.

“You’re all right, Raja,” Lucrece says. “The first friendly-looking face I’ve seen around here. Pity friendly isn’t in Briggs’s assessment criteria.”

Lucrece is a remarkably intelligent girl. Though her hands shake with nerves, she understands the mechanics of the gun far better than I do, and she explains the principles of distance, perception, and air resistance with confidence. From her, I learn that the guns have two settings: single shot and continuous fire. She finds the switch to change between the modes with ease. It pleases me to know that she has so much skill, but a little part of me is sad when I realise that she won’t be coming to the South Tower with me after all. Once today is over, we might never speak to one another again.

“Time’s up,” Briggs snarls. “You, you, and you, with me up here.”

Lucrece is one of the three people that Briggs’s pointing finger finds. She hands me her gun and stumbles nervously to the commander’s side with the two tall boys the commander has picked. Briggs uncovers something huge and lumpy from beside the gun stores, throwing it at Lucrece. She misses the catch as the heavy object thumps her hard in the chest, but when she manages to lift it again, the object takes shape. It is a thick, padded jacket, which appears to be full of small, frayed holes.

“Put these on,” Briggs barks, handing a jacket to each of the boys too, “and go and stand in front of the targets.”

He can’t be doing what I think he’s doing, and yet I watch in horror as Lucrece pads up and walks a few metres away. She heads toward the spiral-shaped targets that I’d assumed we would be aiming at. Briggs gives the three teens a shout when he’s satisfied with their distance, then turns back to us with a self-satisfied smirk.

“Set your weapons to fire single shots,” he instructs. “Let’s make some holes in those dummies, recruits.”

They aren’t dummies. They’re people. Real people. My fellow soldiers are adjusting their guns, but I can’t stand to even touch mine now.

“What if we miss, sir?” I interject. “We could kill them.”

Briggs leans close to my face, his bared teeth glowing white against his dark lips.

“You’d better not miss then, had you son?” he purrs.

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Legion Found

The heart-wrenching sequel to Kindle Press’s LEGION LOST has arrived. As our heroine Raja suffers with intense grief, her new identity as a Highland rebel soldier is about to be put to the test. As part of an intrepid rescue mission, she and her fellow Highlanders will travel south to infiltrate the System itself, discovering the fresh horrors that Governor Prudell has subjected her people to. Death, destruction and all-out war awaits, and nothing can prepare them for the terror of the truth.

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K. C. Finn was born and raised in Cardiff, South Wales, where her love for storytelling grew at a precociously young age. After developing the medical condition M.E. / C.F.S., Kim turned to writing to escape the pressures of disabled living, only to become hooked on the incredible world of publishing.

Kim spends most of her time locked in the writing cave with an obscenely large mug of tea. When not writing, she can be found pursuing her PhD in Linguistics, watching classic British comedy, or concocting evil schemes in the secret laboratory in her attic.

 

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Blog Tour: Nighthawk by Kathryn Le Veque

Nighthawk: Sons of de Wolfe (de Wolfe Pack Book 7) by USA Today and Amazon All-Star best-selling author Kathryn Le Veque.

“Le Veque writes… winning epics….” — Publisher’s Weekly

Publication date: February 21st, 2017

Genre: Medieval Romance

 

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1271 A.D. – The Wolfe’s greatest son is a man known as NIGHTHAWK.

 

Patrick de Wolfe is every bit his father’s son – cunning, intelligent, and ruthless. An enormous man with his father’s dark hair and his mother’s pale green eyes, he’s the man destined to lead William de Wolfe’s great legacy. He is so great, in fact, that the king has personally asked for his service, as one of the king’s personal body guards. On the eve of Patrick departing for this auspicious assignment, he finds himself caught up in a skirmish along the Scots border.

 

And a prize lands in his lap that will change his destiny.

 

A prize in the form of a Scots captive harboring a deadly and important secret, one that could bring war and destruction upon those who shelter her. When Brighton “Bridey” de Favereux is rescued by the powerful English knight, she is taken back to the massive fortress of Questing Castle, seat of the legendary de Wolfe family. Having known nothing but hardship and cruelty her entire life, she is surprised when they are kind to her. The English, who are supposed to be her mortal enemy, are gracious and generous. For the first time, she understands that people can be kind to each other.

 

And the kindest one of all is the man who saved her.

 

Some loves are unexpected while others are instantly realized. The love between Patrick and Brighton is something that comes from a deeper place of understanding and attraction, a powerful love that cannot be denied… but it is a love that may cost them both their very lives when Bridey’s terrible secret is uncovered.

 

 

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Patrick watched as Brighton’s eyes widened at his kiss and she looked at her hands, where he’d kissed her, as if she could see his lip prints on her flesh. He rather liked the astonished look on her face. Before he could stop himself, his big head loomed over hers and he deposited the sweetest of kisses on her warm, soft cheek.

“Now,” he said huskily, “shall we return inside to eat? I am famished.”

Brighton was genuinely speechless. She stared at him, wide-eyed, her hand on her cheek where he had kissed her.

“Y-you… y-you…,” she stammered. “Why did you do… that?”

Her mad stuttering amused him. It made him feel powerful and in control. “Because I wanted to.”

Brighton stared at him a moment longer before grabbing his face between her two small hands and planting a kiss on his lips that literally knocked him backwards. She came at him so forcefully, so unexpectedly, that he hadn’t been prepared for it and when she pulled back, looking at his now-astonished expression, she burst into gleeful giggles.

“B-because I wanted to!” she said.

Patrick couldn’t help it; he broke down into soft, deep laughter, rubbing at his lips where she’d nearly bruised him. “I would say so,” he said. “Are you always so impetuous?”

“I-I do not know!”

“Did you hurt your mouth?”

He reached out, touching her chin and lower lip as if to inspect where she’d roughly hit him, but she shook her head, unable to stop giggling. Giddiness swept her, as she’d never been giddy in her life. Yet another new experience in a few days that had been full of such things, only she liked this one better than all the rest.

“O-of course not,” she said. Then, she abruptly sobered, looking at him with a worried expression. “Did I hurt you?

He shook his head, giving her a half-grin because she was so excited about the kiss. “You could not hurt me if you tried,” he said softly. “But we will have to work on your technique if you plan to do that again.”

As the giddiness faded a bit, uncertainty came to the forefront with the reality of what she’d done. Sweet Mary… she’d kissed a man! “I-I did not plan to do it in the first place,” she said. “D-did I offend you? I did not mean to. I do not know what came over me.”

Patrick just chuckled, taking one of her hands and kissing it again. “You did not offend me.”

“I-I have never done that before. Kissed anyone like that, I mean.”

“I can tell.”

Her eyebrows shot up. “Y-you can?” she gasped, now feeling mortified as the reality of what she’d done began to sink in. “I am so very sorry, Patrick. Please forgive me.”

He shook his head, holding both of her hands tightly. “I kissed you first,” he said. “If anyone should ask forgiveness, it should be me.”

Brighton wasn’t sure if that was an apology or an invitation for future kisses, but one thing was certain – she’d liked it. She’d liked it a great deal.

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Kathryn’s Medieval Romance novels have been called ‘detailed’, ‘highly romantic’, and ‘character-rich’. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. More than that, she writes for both women AND men – an unusual crossover for a romance author – and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.

 

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Review: Riches & Rags by Camille Nagasaki

ABOUT THE BOOK: Lane Carson is used to getting her own way—apart from throwing hissy fits and pulling outrageous stunts to attract her workaholic husband’s attention, Lane lives a seemingly perfect life. But things are seldom as they seem…

Lane is blindsided and her charmed and pampered existence uprooted, when her shattered husband, Micky Capello, breaks the devastating news: he’s lost the family fortune and is leaving on a quest to “find himself.” The most daunting part is they’re losing the nannies—and the children Lane barely knows will live with her.

Without the leisure to wallow in misery and self-pity, Lane is catapulted into an adventure of a lifetime that’s filled with outlandish and often emotionally charged escapades of trial and error, all with her über supportive—albeit dysfunctional—family in tow.

This comedic drama is bursting with outlandish hilarity and warmth, and is sure to keep you roaring with laughter, while tugging at your heart with its endearing, candid reflection. A must read!

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“Because, show me one parent who hasn’t turned to a grandparent before and asked for help. Show me one parent out there who has never been overwhelmed, or even desperate for some support. Show me one parent who has never lost their cool, lost their composure in the quiet hours of the night, questioning their abilities, even if their concerns are irrational or unfounded.” Sour Face’s eyes are locked on mine, and probably unbeknownst to her, she is nodding her head ever so slightly. I’ve reached her! I’ve penetrated beyond the clipboard, beyond protocol, and am making my voice heard.

REVIEW: Money corrupts people. For some, they put it away for their children’s education or they put it away for retirement. For others, they give it to charity. These practices will never be taken for granted, as they will always be considered as selfless. There are way too many though, who spend it until it is all gone…corruption in its most primal state. It is right beneath your nose until you’re left wondering—what should I have done with what I had? What do I do now? This is where Nagasaki’s story begins.

Lane Carson has the world. She has riches. She has an amazing yacht. She has a huge, luxury of a house—designed by her. She has two children. She has nannies. Her cousin is her best friend. She has a perfectly handsome husband…who doesn’t seem to understand the importance of an anniversary. He would rather work all day than spend time with his wife. Obviously, not everything is perfect in paradise. When her husband informs her that he has lost the family fortune and needs to go “find himself”, he doesn’t give her an ultimatum. She has to move out with the children in two days! No more nannies. No more beautiful mansion. No more money. How can that be? Lane’s world comes crashing down around her quicker than anything else that she has ever done, but she has to figure out a way to be strong for the two children who she barely knows. Moving out to Kitsilano, a favored place when she was young, Lane learns the basics of parenting, friends and finding one’s self among the mass of people struggling to also make a living. She finds meaning in her life that doesn’t have anything to do with money…she finds happiness. Right up until the moment when an old friend informs her that nothing is ever as it seems, especially when it comes to business tycoons. Can Lane find the strength to leave her past behind to make a beautiful new world with the people who she has come to know as family…or will she fall back into lies and secrets again?

Nagasaki has a superb story, filled with fantastic character development, emotional prowess, and creative content. All of these characters have strong personalities, some that readers can sympathize with and others that make them cringe. Riches & Rags is very well-written and holds a fast pace, allowing readers to become easily immersed in the lives that this author has created. It is riveting, entertaining and will leave readers laughing and smiling throughout its entirety. If you are a reader of Women’s Fiction and Humor, you may want to pick this up.

A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the author, but this in no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a five-star rating for Riches & Rages by Camille Nagasaki.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CAMILLE NAGASAKI is a Toronto-born Canadian author, film/TV actress, and entrepreneur.  Having always had a tremendous fascination with the written word, Camille became an avid reader at a young age and has written creatively and for business for many years.  After leaving the corporate world to be home with her kids, Camille earned a professional designation in her field, launched a new business, and began a three-year labour of love writing Riches & RagsCamille lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children. Riches & Rags is her first novel.​

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Black’s Fall

Kristen Lynn

He’s a spirit looking for redemption…she’s a heart looking for a soul…Separated by time… bound together by a love they can’t ignore… They will fight for his freedom, her heart, and a lifetime together.

After attending four weddings in one year, Faith Bannon isn’t looking forward to wedding number five. Unlucky number five brings with it more than the attempts to set her up with everyone from best man to caterer. This time Faith is headed back to Texas and a past that haunts her. When she witnesses a ghostly reenactment of man gunned down by a phantom posse, Faith questions her sanity and the intense pain she feels at the loss of a man she’s never met and who’s been dead for over a hundred years.

Johnny Black lived up to his last name right up until the night a bullet found the heart he’d offered to a treacherous woman. He expected damnation. He didn’t expect the hell of reliving his death every year on the anniversary he was shot down by a posse. Having a woman cry over him wasn’t ever a part of the recreation until Faith Bannon did just that. Now he has one chance to avoid eternal damnation and that’s to help Faith find her heart.

Despite the obstacles, Faith and Johnny are willing to take a chance with their hearts trusting only Skye and Noah McCoy with the truth about the tall, dark, and handsome Texan escorting Faith. But there are forces unwilling to see Johnny outside of purgatory and they’re willing to kill Faith in order to keep him.

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Hollywood Lights
Austin Nights

Michel Prince

The electricity on set between two of Hollywood’s rising stars could light the city for weeks. But can there be a happily ever after when the camera turns off?

Soren Birch wrote a movie deserving of the best Hollywood has to offer, but as a first time screenwriter, he’s stuck on a shoestring budget. Vision Star has offered him a deal and set him up in Austin, Texas. Now the actor turned writer will be donning a few hats, including director, as his passion piece comes to life.

In Hollywood, Alicia Winters’ star is rising, but she is slowly learning quantity over quality after being kicked off her latest set. She then finds her way to her sister’s bakery in Braden, Iowa. A few days of rest and little tough love has her ready to take a chance on a small budget film in Austin.

A dream actress and a company willing to take a chance on him, Soren is beginning to think he might actually make a name for himself beyond being a sex symbol. Can his luck finally be changing or will his attraction to Alicia derail his dream before it even starts?

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From the Shadows

Dawn Montgomery

He would protect her at any cost.
The equalizers are on the move, and the stakes have never been higher. Or hotter.

He would protect her at any cost. The equalizers are on the move, and the stakes have never been higher.

Women are disappearing from Galveston Island’s port, and Gordon McKay faces his first mission as an equalizer: bring down the human trafficking operation and the organization responsible. He expected to find trouble. He just didn’t expect it to be in the form of a take-no-prisoners firebrand like Destiny Miller.

Destiny lost her brother to war two years ago, and now a stranger claiming to be his friend comes waltzing up the steps of her bed and breakfast. He has more secrets than truths, but the eyes never lie. She’s caught in a whirlwind of trouble and somehow Gordon McKay is right at the heart of it.

One kiss was enough to ignite the flames. Another could burn away everything. Should she trust the man or the memory of the brother she thought she knew?

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Dust on the Bottle

Lori King

Freelance Photographer Monica McCray has one goal, never pass up an adventure. Coming to Crawley Creek Ranch, she finds one.

Kyler DeWitt’s inner demons are close to killing him. Booze and self-pity leave him a ticking time-bomb.

When these two forces collide, a passion like no other ignites. Now Monica realizes the adventure she wants includes North Dakota roots, but will she be enough to keep Kyler grounded or will she be just like the dust on one of his bottles?

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Off the Grid

Kelly Collins

A pampered princess risks everything for love.

Twenty-five-year-old Nikola Stone has three months to convince her famous parents not to disinherit her. Scrambling to prove she’s more than a pampered princess, Nikola finds herself living on a wind and solar farm in Texas, owned by super hot environmentalist, Colton Becket.
Without the safety net of her silver spoon life, Nikola discovers living off the grid may in fact hold the key to her inner happiness, and bring her the surprise she never would have expected—true love.

But when Colton’s dream is threatened, she does the unimaginable to try to save his farm. Her desperate actions mean losing her inheritance for good—and possibly losing the only person who has ever truly cared for her.

Will her plan backfire, or will Nikola find out that giving up everything means she can actually have it all?

Find out in Off the Grid.

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All the King’s Horses

Katherine Rhodes

When the girl on the high horse belongs there, it’s a hell of a job to tame her…

One million-dollar horse. One family farm. One Jersey Girl with an attitude. One recipe for complete disaster.

Well, if anyone had asked RJ Miller, anyway. To make matters worse, he started the whole deal firmly planted on the wrong foot–and Lucy da Silva made sure he knew it.

Visiting the Double Down Ranch outside Austin, Lucy is there with her sister Fatima to purchase a stock of breeding horses for her family back in New Jersey. She knows her horses. She knows her farms. She knows her mind–and she knows she doesn’t like RJ Miller.

Despite the rocky start, RJ finds himself falling for the high-spirited woman. It seems like there’s nothing she can’t do: ride, rope, clean, cook, and dance. Lucy can’t seem to stay away from RJ either, and they find themselves riding more than horses.

If only life were simple: find the girl, fall in love, happily ever after. But with people plotting to get their hands on Double Down’s beautiful thoroughbred, King’s Dominion, Lucy has to admit a truth she hid years ago to save RJ’s sister and her own life…

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Race to Tebow

V.A. Dold

Hell Yeah! The New Orleans Mob doesn’t stand a chance against A man in love and the Hell Yeah crew.

Bullets are flying, and Sheena Savoy is running out of places to hide.

In the wrong place at the wrong time, her boss wants her silenced-permanently.
The only upside is the sexy protection she’s been assigned.

Bastien Benoit, a no-nonsense, by the rules WITSEC Marshal, has never wavered. That is until Sheena Savoy. The sexy, courageous woman who makes him feel things he has no business feeling for a witness under his protection.

There’s a mole at WITSEC, and the only person standing between Sheena and a bullet is Marshall Benoit. Forced on the run, Marshall Benoit knows of one place to hide where the Syndicate won’t find them.

Can they make it to Tebow Ranch in Time?

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Cowboy Versus Cupid

Kandi Silvers

When the battle of the sexes stops being fun and games because someone loses their heart!

Ms. Cupid—advice columnist supreme. Women idolize her, and unbeknown to Joselyn Armstrong, men hate her. She works from home and no one other than her best friend, the Editor of Glam Buzz Magazine and her favorite ice cream flavor know her professional identity. So she doesn’t date and her family finds her odd. Josie is perfectly happy helping others find love and staying out of the crossfire, but then came Bentley.

Bentley Cutes often pretends to be his twin brother Ross. Too bad, he doesn’t have a twin, only an older brother and younger sister. He likes his secret life in San Antonio, Texas, doing what he wants and of course the rest of the time—most of the time, has his restaurant and bar, his family and friends in Kerrville. He likes everyone except Ms. Cupid and has a minor vendetta against the faceless columnist who needs to be stopped—and he is just the man for the job. Then Josie walks into his life and he realizes he was wrong. Not only about the lie on his identity, but about Ms. Cupid herself.

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Her Hell No Cowboy

Donna Michaels

Keeping it light has never involved more heart.

Ever since his first deployment, Lincoln McCall came home a changed man, swapping life philosophies with his twin brother. No more playing it safe, or by the rules, or looking for “Miss Right”. Hell no. But holding onto that concept is hard when Linc falls into a pool with his arms full of the one that got away.

Coming out of the fog from her husband’s death, Ashely Patterson wants to live a little, have fun…feel alive. So when the sexy cowboy she crushed on in her youth hires her to work on his house, she gives herself permission to enjoy the attraction sizzling between them…after all, she’s only there temporarily, and he doesn’t do relationships.

But when their feelings turn serious, she’s in a heap of trouble. Linc is in the military. So was her husband and that got him killed. She can’t risk her heart to another man who could deploy and never return. Hell no. It was better to leave and take her heart with her.

Now, if only she could figure out how to get the cowboy to give it back.

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