Thursday, July 30, 2020

Book Review: A Holiday By Gaslight

Author: Mimi Matthews
Title: A Holiday By Gaslight
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press
Publish Date: Nov 13, 2018
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Book Blurb: A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion—or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are.

Review: This is my Christmas in July read. I've had this book on my TBR since it came out. The end of 2018 was a bad time for me, so its been residing on my kindle waiting for me to decide to read it.

I've been struggling with books lately, and decided I needed a Christmas book to make me feel happy. Holiday romances have always been my thing. They always make me feel good, and this book did just what I needed it too, which was make me feel happy about reading again.

Sophie and Ned were a wonderful couple and their relationship was so sweet and it made me long for something like that in my life. They were an unconventional couple, forced together because Sophie's father spends money like it is going out of style.

Ned was going about the courtship all wrong and things were broken off and then Sophie took charge and suddenly love developed.

To see this relationship build because they acted like two people and not two romance novel characters made me love this book all the more. See these two people talked after their mishaps and they got to know each other and come to care for each other, the way "real" people do. They don't have sex and fall in love.

Ned was simply precious in trying to win her the way a Lord would, even though he's a man of the trade.

Sophie was a strong young woman that cared about her family and their problems, often putting them before herself.

It was so easy to love these two. Even Sophie's sister Emily who was a bit flighty and often selfish grew in the story.

The only character in this story you could't like is Sophie's father. Nothing he did endeared him to you and most of the time you wanted to smack him in the head.

It really was a wonderful little read with a whole lot of holiday spirit.

Rating: 5 flowers

Book Review: A Gift From The Sea

Author: Anna Schmidt
Title: Gift From The Sea
Publisher: Love Inspired Historical
Publish Date: May 1, 2009
Book Blurb: A steadfast faith kept nurse Maggie Hunter going through the darkest days of the Great War. But her fiance's death overseas shattered her trust in God and her heart.

Now an injured man has washed up on the shores of her Nantucket home, and to save him, Maggie must put more than her skill and dedication on the line....Wartime tragedy cost Stefan Witte everything--and converted him to the cause of peace.

But to deliver vital information to American authorities, he must fight Maggie's stubborn refusal to believe or forgive. Soon he will risk his life to win her trust--and their heaven-sent future together.

Review: I was so intrigued by a historical set in Nantucket during WWI. I just wish the story delivered more. When Stefan is found washed up on shores, Maggie's parents rush to care for the man they much later learn is a German.

Maggie has lost all faith from the loss of her intended to the Great War, and is full of mistrust for the injured man.

I wish I could say I loved this book, but the story offered little to recommend it for me. It sort of plodded along with things happening that finally saw the two main characters coming to a common ground. (Love?)

For me the romance, and I couldn't figure out how it actually happened was lackluster. While I came to care for all of the characters, and your heart could break for Maggie's loss as well as Stefan's the story is perhaps too "clean" for it to have any oomph in the romance department.

The premise of a love that crosses the sides of a war might have worked if this were set in Europe or if it just had a little spice, and by spice I don't mean sex. I'm not a huge fan of super sexy romance, but it needed a few stolen kisses or something that really would have shown these two people falling in love. It went from I don't trust you to I love you without enough development for me.

The ending had some nice drama though, both for the couple and family.

It was a sweet little story, but it was just a little bit lacking.

Rating: 3 flowers

Monday, July 27, 2020

Forever Write PR Cover Reveal: Unexpected Expectations

We’ve waited for months for this moment and now it’s time to share the first cover in the third season of the loved, 425 Madison Ave series. Check out the gorgeous cover for Unexpected Expectations by Lauren Helms, a must-read rags to riches romance!

With everyone around me settling down, I’m happy to continue living my life single and carefree.
That is unless I can convince the concierge, Lucy Wilson at 425 Madison to finally take me up on that offer to go out on a date.
She’s beautiful, friendly, and her compassion for each and every one of the residents is admirable. Something tells me that she doesn’t see herself that way at all though.
This is why I’ve made it my mission to break her out of her overly cautious shell starting with a lucky penny and a $10 raffle ticket.
It was all supposed to be a little fun but when a large dose of lucky graces us, everything suddenly becomes unexpected.
He thinks I don’t see him, but I do. Oh yes, I’ve been aware of the all too good looking Kevin Harper for quite some time now.
The thing is, I’m not sure that we have enough in common and I sure don’t have the free time for a social life between my job and school. Dating? That’s pretty far down on the list of things I’d like to check off - not by choice.
That is until Kevin convinces me that a little fun is good for the soul.
What started as a $10 raffle ticket turned into a vacation in Vegas and a whole lot of expectations that neither of us saw coming.
I always believed in fairy tales, but I wonder if what we have is too good to be true. I can only hope that it’s true what they say…
After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

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Lauren Helms has forever been an avid reader from the beginning. After starting a book review website, that catapulted her fully into the book world, she knew that something was missing. Lauren decided to take the plunge and write her first novel. While working for a video game strategy guide publisher, she decided to mix what she knew best--video games and romance. She decided to take the plunge and joined NaNoWrimo and a month later, she had her first draft.

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Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Rounding out the summer with some hot city nights and coasting into fall with more cool characters at this famous high-rise, 425 Madison is returning for a third season!
With some familiar faces and some brand new residents - you'll be sure to find an author you love and a trope to ignite your taste buds after all 425 Madison IS the perfect place to fall in love!
We’ve got an amazing line of up must-read romance authors including, Lauren Helms, Allie York
J Marie, Kay Gordon, Marcie Shumway, Aubree Valentine, S.L. Sterling, and Fiona Tulle
Prepare for pages packed with new romances, characters, and tropes all from the same well-loved high-rise apartment building in NYC.
Season One and Two feature stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, KC Enders, Marci Shumway, and C. Lesbirel. All these authors came together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy. Covering all of your favorite tropes each tale offers you something new, something different.
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Friday, July 24, 2020

Love Affair With Book Book Review: Love Her

Title: Love Her
Series: Military Men of Lexington
Author: Andrea Johnston
Genre & Tropes: Contemporary Romance; Small Town Romance; Military; Single Mom; Slow Burn; Redemption of the Mean Girl

 The day I left that small town behind, I swore I’d never be back. I was better than Lexington and its small-minded residents. No one bothered to look beyond the mask I wore to protect my heart.
Then or now.
Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we plan. Having kids was the best thing that I ever did. Returning to the one place I’m least welcome might be the most humiliating. The one thing about this town is a reputation follows you. So despite life humbling me, this town won’t forgive easily, and my past bad deeds still haunt me.

Running from one war to another in the military, I spent years trying to find what was meant for me, to figure out where I belonged. It wasn’t in the city where I grew up or overseas. My soul needed settling and Lexington seemed like a good place to be alone.
Then I met her.
She owned my attention from the moment I saw her, my heart right after. Through the grapevine, I learned Felicity had a past worth gossiping about. So do I. Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to her.
I moved here for a fresh start, a second chance to live a peaceful life, but she has me reevaluating that plan. Maybe it’s not peace I need but love that I’ve been missing all along.

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This is the final book in the MMoL trilogy, and the end of Lexington.

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“Dating. Yes or no.”
“I don’t know.”
Because I don’t. Can I date? Sure. My parents would love it. Heck, I think my kids would love it more. Have I? Hell no. I’ve been too busy trying to figure out how I was so stupid to give a man nine years of my life to only walk away with a suitcase of clothes and a few photos.
“I would like to take you out. If I were to ask you, what would you say?”
He moves a fraction of an inch, one hand resting on the counter next to me. I’m not caged and could easily move if I wanted. I don’t.
“I think I would say yes.”
Slowly, he smiles. His big brown eyes brighten. I notice for the first time how long his lashes are. Slowly he blinks, his gaze dropping to my lips. My breathing increases in anticipation.
“I’d like to kiss you.”
He’s rendered me speechless already and he hasn’t even touched me. Slowly, he steps into my space, his free hand resting on my hip while he lifts the hand from the counter and cups my face. His thumb, rubbing circles on my cheekbone is rough on my soft skin, sending shivers down my spine.
Time stands still as he leans down, lips gently brushing across mine. It’s barely a touch, so light I wonder if I’ve imagined it. I know I didn’t when he brushes them again, this time with purpose. His lips are soft and full. I’ve wondered how I’d feel in this moment. The first kiss after Michael. I realize quickly this isn’t only the first post-divorce kiss, this is the best first kiss of my life.

Review: Love Her is such a wonderful read. I think once you get to know Felicity, you have to love her even though you want to hate her for her past. But every one can change if they really want it, and Felicity did.

Connor definitely wasn't the guy you'd expect to want to settle down, but I love the almost insta-love that happens to him, even though there's is a slow burn relationship. These two take things nice and slow as they find there way together, and prove that as a couple that things can work for them.

What I love is how good he is with Felicity's children and how much he knows that they are a part of whatever life he might build with Felicity.

Felicity is learning too. Sure her mean girl ways occasionally crop up, because they are sort of a self preservation thing, but she grows as a person too, with her new job and with Connor.

These two just worked so well together and I wanted good things to happen to them.

This is the last book in the Military Men of Lexington Series and I'm sad not to be visiting with them again.

Rating: 5 flowers

Meet the Military Men of Lexington
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Andrea Johnston spent her childhood with her nose in a book and a pen to paper.
An avid people watcher, her mind is full of stories that yearn to be told.
A fan of angsty romance with a happy ending, super sexy erotica and a good mystery, Andrea can always be found with her Kindle nearby fully charged.
Andrea lives in Idaho with her family and two dogs. When she isn’t spending time with her partner in crime aka her husband, she can be found binge watching all things Bravo and enjoying a cocktail. Nothing makes her happier than the laughter of her children, a good book, her feet in the water, and cocktail in hand all at the same time.

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Goddess Fish Promotions Book Blast: Full Tilt Boogie

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Leslie Scott will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Breanna Casey has only ever wanted two things in life: to race and to get the hell out of Arkadia, Texas. Stifled beneath her family's turbo-charged reputation, she's got her thumb firmly on the self-destruct button. A night of hyper-driven racing and rebellion leads to a one night stand with the one guy who knows how to press all her buttons: Noah McKay.

Torn apart by the toll of his high-intensity enlistment in the Marines and guilt-ridden by what he's seen, Noah McKay left the military to find peace. A chance encounter sends him working for the parents of a raven-haired Amazon goddess with a tongue that cuts sharper than any knife. Quiet is the last thing he'll get.

Finally, she gets her chance. Calloway Racing wants her to drive for them. But that's not all they want. A good friend of her father's, Calloway insists she take Noah along for the ride. Suddenly, her dreams are feeling more like a nightmare. Will they be able to help each other, maybe even find love, when living life full tilt boogie?

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The tent was suddenly far too small and suffocating. Abruptly the song changed again. Silently I thanked the DJ for offering me a reprieve. To keep from smothering in Vic’s good intentions, I pulled away and sought refuge with what was left of my cake.

Let’s face it, going back to the table was an epic mistake.

With Vic and Cara on the dance floor and Isaac MIA, that left a surly Noah McKay as the only occupant. And I’d walked straight to him, ready for a fight.

“What’s your deal?” I shot as I tucked my purple skirt beneath my ass and sat down—hard.

He opened his mouth and his tongue slipped out and across his bottom lip, then he took seduction a step further and pulled the shiny, succulent flesh between his teeth.

“Sweet baby Jesus.” I pushed the cake away and let my forehead drop to the table. I couldn’t live like this. I was vastly inexperienced in such things—no matter how much swagger I put on.

He laughed. “My deal? I don’t know whether to throttle you or kiss you.”

About the Author:
Award nominated author of Two Hearts, One Stone and the Arkadia Fast Series, Leslie Scott has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. The happier the ending, the better. Currently, she lives and writes amidst her own happily ever after with her soul mate, son, and domestic zoo.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Forever Write PR Release Tour: The Deceptive Twin

When Jasen realized the wife he had fallen out of love with started to change, he never imagined his love would be tangled in lies and deceit. Find out if the price of forgiveness is more than Jasen is willing to pay in L.R. Jackson’s THE DECEPTIVE TWIN. Fans of Shanora Williams, Meghan March, and Kennedy Ryan will devour this forbidden romance.

Morgan All she was supposed to do was step into her twin’s perfect life for a little while and take an opportunity to be the fun one for once. To know what it felt like to really live. The last thing she ever meant to do was fall for her sister’s husband. How can something that is so wrong feel so right? Jasen His wife had become almost like a roommate over the past few years. The distance between them had been insurmountable. Until recently. Something about her is … different. She’s warmer, softer somehow. Jasen is shocked to find himself falling in love with his gorgeous wife all over again. But… is she really his wife?
When tragedy strikes, Morgan is forced to choose between continuing the lie and owning up to her deception. Doing the right thing could mean losing the only man she’s ever loved, but can a relationship built on betrayal ever truly last? More importantly, will Jasen even want her when he learns the truth—or will the price of forgiveness simply be more than he’s willing to pay?

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I stop in my tracks as I hear the front door slam. This is it. The plan is in motion. My heart beats faster, and my palms become sweaty as I try my best to remain calm in the denim jean skirt and midriff top that Monroe forced me to change into. I’m sure this is regular attire for her, but it isn’t something I would wear, and I feel very exposed at the moment. Jasen walks in with his briefcase, and immediately, my lungs stop working. He drops the briefcase down in front of him and watches me with the sexiest dark brown eyes I’ve ever seen. This is not the teenaged Jasen I remember. He’s bigger. Sexier. His muscles strain against the blue collared shirt he’s wearing. His sleeves are rolled up, revealing thick biceps. He looks like walking lust and temptation. He turns and opens a cabinet. “How was Philly?” “Good,” I answer as my body heats from nervousness. And other things. He closes the cabinet and turns around to face me. He narrows his eyes as he tears the wrapper off the granola bar in his hand. “You’re awfully quiet. Is something wrong?” he asks before taking a bite. “No, everything’s fine,” I reply. “How’s your sister?” “She’s doing great.” “So, you two are good? You’re speaking again now?” “Yup.” “Good, now you can stop talking about how much you hate her.” “What?” I ask softly. I’m not sure if I heard him correctly; did he just say that Monroe hated me? He stops chewing. “Oh, come on, you say it all the time, Monroe. How Morgan was the favorite, and how Grandma Rose always defended her no matter how wrong she was.” So, I had heard him correctly. I’m instantly angered. Monroe hated me. She betrayed me, so I should be the one hating her, not the other way around. Had I known about this sooner, I would have never agreed to help her. I snap out of it and answer his question. “We worked out our differences. Everything is good now.” He takes the last bite as he watches me. He swallows and tosses the wrapper in the nearby trash bin as he walks closer. My body stiffens when he stops right in front of me. Uh-oh! He’s entirely too close. His lips are mere inches from mine, and I can smell the mixture of peanut butter and chocolate on his breath. I can also smell his cologne. And it’s intoxicating. He places his hand around my waist and gently pulls me to him. “Did you think about my suggestion? Are you willing to try?” he asks. “Yes,” I answer as my eyes fixate on his. “So, you’ll go?” he continues. “Yes,” I answer again, mesmerized by his baritone voice. “Good. I think it will be good for us,” he responds. He leans in and kisses me, rendering me powerless. My eyes close and my mouth opens as I allow his tongue to enter. Sparks ignite every nerve ending. His hands make their way under my skirt, and he tugs at my thong, pulling it down. It fall to my ankles, and he lifts me up and on top of the countertop. I’m lost in the moment. It’s been so long since I’ve touched a man, and my body is all too welcoming of Jasen’s hands. My skirt is lifted around my waist, his fingers are between my legs, and he’s kissing my neck softly. “I’ve missed touching you. I want you so bad, Monroe… right here, right now.” My eyes fly open at the mention of my sister’s name, and I clasp my legs together just as his finger reaches my clit. “What’s wrong?” he asks. “I can’t,” I answer.

About L.R. Jackson

L.R. Jackson was born and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She’s a fun and spontaneous Gemini who has an addiction for wings and a passion for food. By day, she works in Corporate America, and by night, she dreams of Alpha Males and Romance.
Writing has been a passion of hers since she was a little girl. She always wanted to share her stories with the world but life got in the way and her dream of writing was put on hold while she graduated from college and became a Mom. But now, over 25 years later, she can proudly say that she’s fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author. When she’s not playing chauffeur to her teenage daughter, she can be found reading, cooking, traveling, and of course writing.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Goddess Fish Promotions Book Blast: A String of Stories

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Ann Chiappetta will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

A demon deer and a ghost cat. Sibling rivalry and sexual awakening. Self-image and self-confidence. The chance for an offworlder to breathe free at last on a new planet. Those are just some of the diverse themes of these remarkable stories. Some endings are happy, some are sad, and some are intriguingly open-ended. But once you step inside the author’s world, you cannot emerge unmoved.

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Sloane had ordered Chinese take–out, a treat on their fixed income. Josh loved eggrolls, and his smile upon seeing the containers made her day.

After clearing the dishes and stowing the leftovers in the fridge, Sloane noticed Josh watching her.

“Josh, what is it?”

“Can I talk to you?”

“Sure, honey.” She put her hands in her lap to hide her nervous fidgeting.

“Mom, now that I’m in 8th grade, I’ve been thinking about what I want to do after high school.”

“You mean, like college?”

“Kind of. But not really. Mom, I want to join the military.”

Sloane stopped fidgeting, shocked. This wasn’t how the conversation should go, she thought. He was supposed to say something different. “Mom, I want to learn all about computers.” Or “Mom, I want to run my own business.” But the military? She must have looked confused, because she saw the barest flick of an eye roll from her usually respectful and stoic son.

“The military?” she asked.

“Yes, the Army—the Reserve Officer Training Corps, actually. It starts in 9th grade.”

Sloane didn’t know how to respond. Part of her was relieved, and the other part wasn’t happy at all. “That means you’ll be going away a lot.”

“Not until after high school,” he said. “Besides, Juan and Mark are joining ROTC, too.”

“Sounds like you’ve done your homework on this one,” she said. “I’ve tried my best to raise you to make good decisions and be practical.”

They sat in silence at the dining table. Sloane couldn’t help finding the irony in what was clearly her own inaccurate thinking. Josh wasn’t even thinking of her as an embarrassment or of himself as the only son of an abandoned single mother who was going blind.

“It could be dangerous,” she said. “I’ll worry.”

“Mom, it’s what I want. There are kids who get all messed up just crossing the street.”

Sloane shook her head in defeat. There was no arguing with the invincibility of youth.

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Ann’s nonfiction essays have been printed in Dialogue magazine, among others. Her poems are often featured in Poesis, The Pangolin Review, the Avocet, and Magnets and Ladders. Her poetry is also included in Breath and Shadow’s 2016 debut anthology, Dozen: The Best of Breath and Shadow.

Her first two books, a poetry collection, UPWELLING: POEMS C 2016 and memoir, FOLLOW YOUR DOG A STORY OF LOVE AND TRUST C 2017, are available from all eBook sellers in electronic and print softcover, and as audio books from Audible.

Ann’s third book WORDS OF LIFE: POEMS AND ESSAYS C 2019 can also be purchased in all eBook formats and in softcover. The Audible audio book will be released in Fall 2020. Ann’s newest title, A String of Stories: From the Heart to the Future C 2020, is also available as an eBook and softcover.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Wild Wedding Hookup

A South Beach bachelor party stirs up a scorching affair in USA TODAY bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt’s Wild Wedding Hookup!
Concierge Mikelina Presley works for a luxurious resort club in sunny South Beach, Florida. She’s thrilled to land a two-week booking for a bachelor party at one of the resort’s most expensive villas—not least because the fiery chemistry between her and best man Bastian Ainsworth is deliciously tempting.
When the groom-to-be suddenly disappears, Mikelina and Bastian team up to find him, bringing them closer together. Their irresistible desire for each other is dangerously distracting, but the stakes are high for both of them: if they don’t bring back the runaway bachelor, Bastian’s little sister will have her heart broken. And Mikelina’s resort stands to lose out on the group’s lucrative booking—which would be devastating for her career.
As the search takes them all over South Beach’s sexiest hideaways, their racy fling becomes something much deeper and Mikelina finds herself falling for Bastian. But she hasn’t told him everything about her past, and a shameful secret weighs heavy on her mind… Can their passionate affair survive the truth?

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Review:  Wild Wedding Hookup is the kind of romance that takes me back to the summers of my high school years. The summers I'd spend with a pile of Harlequins next to me in my yard while I worked on my tan on a picnic bench.

Sure this book is a lot sexier than the ones I many years ago, but Mikelina and Bastian's story was just the right kind of fun that kept me turning the pages.

There was a lot of great drama from Mikelina's family issues and even more so with Bastian's family, as his sister's groom to be is a bit...uh ...flighty!

These two had great chemistry and they shared some really sexy moments.  OK they shared a lot of sexy moments, but that's what makes these types of reads so fun.

The conflict at the end was a bit predictable, but it was still a satisfying HEA for these two.

It was a great quick summertime read!

Rating: 5 flowers


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Monday, July 13, 2020

Historical Fiction Virtual Tours: A Flame Through Eternity

A Flame Through Eternity by Anna Belfrage

Publication Date: December 2, 2019

Timelight Press

Series: The Wanderer, Book Three

Genre: Historical Fiction


It started 3,000 years ago. It ends now. Who survives the final confrontation?

According to Helle Madsen, being the protagonist of a time-spanning epic love story has some things going for it, primarily Jason Morris. Because seriously, meeting up with your fated lover after 3 000 years apart is not bad—at all. Unfortunately, where Jason goes, there goes Sam Woolf, yet another very, very ancient acquaintance—with the fundamental difference that Sam is not into Happily Ever After. He’s into destruction, more specifically of Jason and Helle.

Helle may believe in second-chance love, but she sure doesn’t believe in reincarnation. Okay, she didn’t believe in stuff like that until she met Jason Morris a year or so ago. By now, she has accepted that sometimes impossible things are quite, quite possible—like an ancient princess being reborn as an ambitious financial analyst.

Finding Jason was like finding the part of her that had always been missing—a perfect match. But handling Sam Woolf, the reborn version of their ancient nemesis is something of a trial. No sooner do you have him well and surely beat, but up he bounces again. Sheesh, will it take an oak stake to permanently rid their lives of him?

Sam Woolf is a powerful adversary. Too powerful, even. Jason and Helle will need help from unexpected quarters to finally bring this tangled, ancient love-and-hate triangle to some sort of conclusion. Question is, will they survive the experience?

Review:  I have to admit, Anna is one of my favorite authors, no matter what she writes. I love everything she's done that I've read so far.

A Flame Through Eternity is book 3 in The Wanderer series. Also when it comes to Anna's series, this one and The Graham Saga, you want to read them in order. Sure you can read them as stand alone books but it makes everything more enjoyable if you read them in order. Truthfully, I wish I had the time and attention span to go back and reread the first two books in this series.

I love the premise of this series, with lovers reborn and an evil menace trying to make sure they don't get to stay together.

This is the closing novel to the paranormal erotic trilogy. Oh and yeah I said erotic. Oh YEAH! This book is spicy. So if you are a person that doesn't like smokin' hot sex in your books, this is a series to pass on. On a plus side this is normal hot spicy sex, not BDSM, which tends to become the focus of 99.9% of all erotic novels and that just leaves me felling meh about those books. This book was hot and erotic and it kept the pages turning. So yeah, there's a story to go with all the sex.

For me, I found the whole series to be amazing. Jason and Helle just sizzle and Woolf is delightfully evil.

When some series end, people describe the last book as the stunning conclusion. In this case that would be an apt description.

The ending was explosive! For reasons I can't tell you, because it would spoil things.

If you are looking for the suspenseful and smoking series. This is worth every last minute!

Rating: 5 flowers

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About the Author
Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with three absorbing interests: history and writing.

Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England. (Medieval knight was also high on Anna’s list of potential professions. Yet another disappointment…)

With Jason and Helle, Anna has stepped out of her historical comfort zone and has loved doing so.

Find out more about Anna by visiting her website,, You can also connect with Anna on FacebookTwitterAmazon, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, July 6
Review at Books and Zebras

Wednesday, July 8
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Review at YA, It's Lit
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Monday, July 13
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, July 15
Excerpt at The Lit Bitch

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Review at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, July 22
Excerpt at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals

Friday, July 24
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Monday, July 27
Review at The Book Junkie Reads

Tuesday, July 28
Feature at What Is That Book About

Friday, July 31
Review at Cover To Cover Cafe

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