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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Veronica Reviews - THE SCHEMER by Avery Flynn

“Just as soon as her brain returned from its trip to Lustopia, the realization that she’d just fucked her landlord and quasi-nemesis on the trunk of her car hit her with a force of a Mack truck sliding on a sheet of ice and slamming into a wall made out of marshmallows.”

Having read and loved the two previous books in the Harbor City series (The Negotiator & The Charmer), author Avery Flynn had her work cut out for her in redeeming douche canoe Tyler Jacobson. Ok, maybe that’s just my opinion, but I did not care for him in the other stories (I may have fantasized about running him over with my car) and was a wee bit hesitant in reading The Schemer when I saw he was going to be the hero. But as much as I despised him, Miss Flynn proved that perception is not always reality—Everyone deserves a second chance.

Tyler and Everly’s story is one of two sides of the same coin…and when that coin is flipped, anything goes! And book peeps, I mean ANYTHING!

This series is one to put on your must read list! Highly recommend!


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Veronica 

The Schemer Blurb: 

Tyler Jacobson has a plan for everything—except how to handle his completely annoying, utterly frustrating, and totally sexy upstairs neighbor. He couldn't care less if Everly Ribinski thinks he's equally irritating—until he discovers she's the only one who can help him land a business deal that will finally make him feel like he's more than just a guy from the wrong side of the tracks. 

Color him shocked when Everly refuses to help, insisting she should have run him over in the parking garage when she had the chance. Harsh. But possibly deserved. Tyler may have spent the last few months reveling in annoying the fiery gallery owner with a dark past, but he's got secret leverage she can't refuse. 

If only one meeting didn't turn into a fake date that turned into more. Way more. Like naked and hot as hell more. 

The last thing either of them wants is to catch feelings for someone who is so obviously not their type. Good thing that will never happen. Right?

Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE:
* The Negotiator
* The Charmer
* The Schemer

 
Veronica is an avid reader with a flair for writing honest reviews. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and son. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY by Madison Michael and Romance Time Travel Package Giveaway!


Our Love Is Here To Stay By Madison Michael
Madison has some fabulous giveaways for this tour. Remember you may visit the other tour stops to increase your chances of winning. You may find those locations here Romance and TimeTravel Prize Package #1: Includes  Books: Outlander, Time Traveler's Wife and Beyond the Highland Mist and  DVDs: Somewhere in Time, The Lake House, the eBook Our Love Is Here To Stay. Romance and TimeTravel Prize Package #2: One of the books above and 1 of the DVDs plus the eBook for Our Love Is Here To Stay. Romance and TimeTravel Prize Package #3: One of the books above or one DVD plus the eBooks Our Love Is Here To Stay.

About the Book: 
Can Love Transcend Time? Thirty-year old Matthew Herrington is weary of solo nights in strange cities. He is ready for a change. And that is exactly what he gets when he steps into Swing Night at The Green Mill and is instantly immersed in the sights and sounds of another era. Intrigued by the club’s authenticity, Matthew is enchanted when he meets Patty, a mixture of sexy and sweet who steals his heart. Patty Dennison has never met a man like Matthew in all her twenty-one years. A sophisticated man, he stands out from the usual Swing Night crowd. He is self-assured, smart, charming, and handsome as hell, even if he is a lousy dancer. Once he takes her in his arms, Patty is more than willing to give him a few dance lessons along with her heart. Repeated missed dates and unanswered phone calls strain the relationship and frustrate the pair. But unraveling their mystery exposes an impossible scenario, one that will torment their sanity and test their love. How can they make their fairytale last? Can love transcend time? Buy Links:  Amazon | All other formats 
Excerpt: 
 A waitress came to take it off his hands. “Another?” she queried and he nodded agreement, placing a crumpled dollar on her tray. “Too much,” she told him shaking her head no. Matthew was surprised by her response but the tray was covered with loose change so he removed his bill and left the equivalent in quarters. Everything was so inexpensive but the server still needed to make a decent living.
She gave him a grateful smile and turned to move to her next customer, carefully balancing her tray above the heads of the young people around her. In the process, she nudged Matthew slightly causing him to lose his footing and fall gently against another body. Turning to apologize he found himself staring into the clearest, lightest blue eyes he had ever seen. He couldn’t look away.
“Sorry,” he mumbled when he finally regained his composure.
“That’s okay,” she replied with a quick, bright smile. She was lovely, in a wholesome girl next door way. She had her blond hair pulled into a ponytail that curled like a hair product ad, clear-skinned cheeks that were pink with warmth and perhaps exertion, and a curvy body displayed under a bright red sweater and a flared plaid skirt.
Matthew felt his mouth go dry and his palms get sweaty. She did something to him, this fresh faced woman that he found incredibly sexy. Her red lipstick was a slash of bright color mimicking the red of the sweater. Until this moment, bright red lipstick screamed “tough broad, stay away” to Matthew but on this girl it whispered “come hither.”
“Matthew,” he squeaked out, extending his hand to shake hers. Thinking twice about it, he retracted his arm, running his palm against his pants swiftly, and hopefully surreptitiously, before he extended his hand again.
“Patty,” she responded, placing her soft fingers in his large palm. She shook like a girl. After all the bone-breaking handshakes Matthew had endured across the globe, this limp, fingers-only shake surprised him. She looked athletic, not tough but toned, and not sickly pale like most Chicagoans in winter. The handshake didn’t match the image and normally would have bothered him. Nothing about Patty bothered him. Everything about her bothered him.

Author Bio and links: 

Madison Michael traded 28 years in Fortune 500 tech and management positions for a chance to spend her days with sassy heroines, sexy, rich heroes and nothing but happy endings. Growing up the daughter of a librarian, she learned to love books, especially classics and romances, and spent winters cuddled under blankets losing herself in books.


Madison is the author of three novels in the Beguiling Bachelor series, as well as several short stories. She is a member of Romance Writers of America.


After living in the northeast, southeast and the west, Maddy returned to her Midwest roots. She lives in Evanston, IL with two feline editorial assistants and great views of Chicago’s famous skyline.
Contact her at: Website | Madison's Blog | Maddy's Romance Madness | Facebook | Twitter
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Veronica Reviews - THE RED FURY by Kathryn Leveque


Review by Veronica of The Red Fury by Kathryn Leveque 

“I love you, Joey…for all time, I shall love you, more than my own life.”
“And I love you…If you should die tomorrow, wait for me at Heaven’s gate. I shall not be far behind you.”


Josephine de Carron is a powerful Countess that has inherited the title and Castle Torridon after the passing of her brother and father. Determined never to be considered weak, Josephine learns the skills of fighting and is known as “The Little Soldier”. But regardless of her courage and fighting skills, her beloved home has been under siege from a rival Clan, and she is left with no choice but to hire out assistance. Andrew d’Vant is a ruthless mercenary with a liege of 1,000 men fighting under the banner of The Red Fury; a name that strikes fear in all. Andrew and Josephine are soulmates drawn to each other from the first day they meet. “I think I have always loved you…I cannot remember when I have not.” There is nothing they won’t do for each other. But there are dark forces working against the lovers, and even the powerful King of Scotland is no match for the evil that dares to try to take the beloved Josephine from The Red Fury.

The Red Fury is absolutely one of the best books I have read in the genre! I cannot recommend it enough!!! 

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Red Fury Blurb: 

If you loved The Wolfe, Rise of the Defender, and The Dark One: Dark Knight, welcome to the original Le Veque epic Medieval saga of THE RED FURY. England and Scotland collide in this blockbuster tale of revenge, betrayal, hope, and passion.
1233 A.D. - A young woman forced to command her father’s battered Highlander army upon his death. Her only hope in saving her home, and her life, is with a fearsome mercenary called The Red Fury. 

Elisabel de Carron is a young woman with a massive legacy weighing on her slender shoulders. As heiress to the Earldom of Ayr, she is a cousin to the king through her mother, and the king considers her a most valuable bargaining tool in the politics of Scotland. But Elisabel isn’t a willing pawn for the king – she’s only concerned with saving her family home, Castle Torridon, from the repeated attacks of a former ally. After a particularly nasty siege, Elisabel realizes that they cannot withstand another and she is forced to summon the most feared mercenary in Scotland, a man known as The Red Fury. 

Andrew d’Vant is a paradox – an English knight, he escaped his wicked brother years ago and fled to the highlands of Scotland, forming one of the most rag-tag and fiercest mercenary armies the world has ever seen. He has become very rich by fighting – and winning – other men’s battles. Summoned by Elisabel, Andrew’s price is too high for the beaten castle but his instant attraction to Elisabel has him accepting the task for far less than his usual fee. There’s something about the strong, battered, and beautiful woman that draws him in. 

But The Red Fury gets more than he bargained for.
A simple task of defending a castle becomes an enormous and complex tale of adventure, suspicion, royal intervention, and dark family secrets. When Elisabel is thrust into the king’s politics in spite of her resistance, she finds herself pledged to none other than Andrew’s wicked brother. Now, Elisabel finds herself at the heart of the Kingdom of Scotland and deeply in love with Andrew, and he with her. Andrew must join with former adversaries in order to save the woman he loves from the man who ruined his life.
The Red Fury is in for the fight of his life with the prize being Elizabel.


Veronica is an avid reader with a flair for writing honest reviews. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and son.