Friday, November 28, 2014

The King of Anavrea by Rachel Rossano


Book Blurb –

A reluctant king, a blind queen, and a marriage that sparked a rebellion... 
Ireic Theodoric, King of Anavrea, constantly battles with his council over who will run the country. When the council insists on a treaty with Sardmara, he agrees. However, the treaty quickly becomes an arranged marriage. Ireic offers up himself for the sake of Anavrea. But after he signs, no princess appears. 
Lirth Parnan, only daughter of the king of Sardmara, survives alone in a cold, damp tower room. Baron Tor kidnapped her in an attempt to control her father. No one came to claim her. She suspects her father considers her flawed beyond use in his political games. After five years of waiting, her hope of rescue wanes with her health. 
After Ireic fights his way into Lirth’s tower, he realizes the depths of her father’s deception. Instead of being an answer to his problems, Lirth creates new ones. The council will not accept her as queen, but Ireic has sworn an oath that he will marry her. His choice could cost him his throne, perhaps his life.

Tifferz Take-

If you love a memorable story about King who doesn't want to be king, a arranged marriage, a blind Queen, a huge rebellion and someone who wants to kill the King and Queen and a sweet romance and friendship. Then this is the book for you. Will the killer be successful? You must read The King of Anavrea to see. I will say that I was mesmerized with Ireic and Lirth quickly. They had to learn to trust each other and rely on one another in a unique set of circumstances. They really put the others needs first. They also tried to lighten eachothers burdens. I though it so sweet when Ireic counted out steps for Lirth. The supporting case was great and I especially like the healer, he stood out to me. I enjoyed the mystery in trying to figure out who is trying to kill them and if he was working alone or with someone. I found happiness in the ending that all was made right. This story ties in with book one wonderfully but, it can stand alone just fine. So, I would suggest you pick it up. I am eagerly awaiting book three Ms. Rossano so pretty please write it swiftly!

Just FYI- Will find No swearing or sex in this sweet romance.

Author Bio –


Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virture set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.

Rachel Rossano loves to interact with readers.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Red Scarlet by Kelly Martin

I told you everything... everything that led up to what happened to J. 
I told you about meeting her. Falling in love with her. 
And I told you about that bast-- about Oliver Weston. 
I told you everything, but this part is the most important... I suppose it is anyway. 
This is the part where I tell you about how everything fell apart, how a series of mistakes cost J everything. 
And how I ended up here... talking to you. 
It's not a pleasant story. It hurts and it's painful, but I'll do it. Because I have to tell someone sometime, right? Might as well be you. 

Jewelz Review~
Red Scarlet is the 3rd book in the "Hindsight" series by Kelly Martin. It's a unique series - it's written in 2nd person. The narrator is talking to "you" throughout each book. In this most recent installement we find out who "you" are and catch a glimpse into the role you play in the drama that has unfolded. I must admit, Red Scarlet caught me off guard. I didn't anticipate the ending or even some of the major plot points. Kudos to Ms Martin for writing some amazing plot twists that while unexpected, are absolutely perfect.

Picking up where Black Heart left off, the reader learns what happened to J that fateful night. We know that Oliver Weston has already committed murder. We know that his father took the wrap. While he knows Oliver's secret, Walker has gotten himself into a situation where he can't protect J and he's at a breaking point. When I reached the end and learned how the events play out and the role "you" the reader play, I was nothing short of shocked - in a good way.

Mystery/suspense at its finest. I cannot wait for the next season of "Hindsight"!

FYI~ clean read
Honest disclosure~ I received a review copy from the author.

Link to our reviewz for books 1 & 2: Hindsight Reviewz

The Hindsight Series - Links for all of the books:

Hindsight Season 1 (Books 1-3) in paperback on Amazon

Book 2-Black Heart on B&N
Book 2-Black Heart on iTunes

~About the Author~

Kelly Martin is the bestselling author of contemporary, historical, and YA romance. By day, she is a preschool teacher. By night, she has her hair in a messy bun and her fingers on the keyboard. Her favorite reviews are from the people who 'know' they aren't going to like her books... but end up loving them.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Not Quite Forever

The Not Quite Series, Book Four
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
November 04, 2014, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle

The touching and heartwarming fourth novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.

Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, she’s prepared to write him off…until fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story.

Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now he’s determined to win her back. For the first time in years, he knows he’s ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakota’s doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?


“Bybee’s magnetic fourth Not Quite contemporary proves that romance can happen in the most unlikely places... The love scenes are sizzling and the multi-dimensional characters make this a page-turner. Readers will look for earlier installments and eagerly anticipate new ones.”
–Publishers Weekly

"Not Quite Forever is Catherine Bybee at her finest: true-to-life characters on a wild and wonderful path toward their happily ever after."
–Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Tracy Brogan







New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her husband and two teenage sons in Southern California.  


Jewelz Review~
This most recent installement in the "Not Quite" series is a gem. I thoroughly enjoyed the fast pace along with the twists & turns of Walt & Dakota's relationship. It was a joy to see Monica and Trent - their generosity and genuine goodness warms my heart. Mary was the perfect quintessiential BFF to Dakota. I'm hoping that another "Not Quite" book telling the story of Mary & Glen is in the works ;)

Walt & Dakota's story isn't a simple fall in love and get married with a happily ever after ending. This is a story of two people with different backgrounds and different lives. They each have things in their past that have made them the people they are when they meet. When they come together they recognize the attraction and the hole the other fills. But, with the competing careers of an ER doctor and a contemporary romance author - not to mention parents who are less than supportive of not only their careers but their partners - their relationship is not without it's challenges. Fortunately, Walt &  Dakota are both determined, strong-willed individuals who don't give up easily. They also aren't too proud to recognize or admit when they've made a mistake. 

"Not Quite Forever" is wonderful romantic adventure that takes some unexpected twists and turns along the way to happily ever after. Reality is seldom a picture perfect relationship. Bybee manages to tell a realistic, and at times frustrating, love story without losing the essence of a light-hearted romance. I'm definitely a fan of Dr. Baby Daddy & Baby Mama!

FYI~ not a "clean" read. Some mature language and pre-marital intimate scenes.
Honest disclosure~ I received a copy from the author to review.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Out of the Blue by EL Irwin

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Title: Out of the Blue Author: E.L. Irwin Genre: New Adult Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing Black_scroll_with_transparent_background 3out of the blue 500x750Black_scroll_with_transparent_background 3


KatyBeth Reilly, horse-trainer extraordinaire, is capable, responsible and hard-working—she hates backing down in a fight. When she meets—completely by chance—Hollywood heartthrob, Asher Fitzpatrick, she decides she wants nothing to do with him. He’s arrogant, self-assured, and seemingly very assured of her. Asher doesn’t like taking no for an answer—he’s determined to get to know Katy—so he makes a couple of phone calls that set the stage for their second meeting. When Katy comes face to face with Asher again, she knows she’s going to need help this time—not because she feels out-maneuvered, but because for the first time in her life she knows she doesn’t want to fight. 51289-add-to-goodreads-button  
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There were three people in front of me when I stepped into the Palace — I didn't think that was too bad — way less than I'd expected. I recognized Jeff, this morning's barista, and gave him a half-hearted friendly wave as I stepped into line. Coconut and vanilla are my two favorite flavors. When I feel like behaving, I'll order it sugar-free. I didn't feel like behaving this morning. I was in a bad mood. I waited patiently, not really, for my turn, gently tapping my finger against my thigh to the rhythm of the music playing in the background. I listened to a couple songs play through while my patience slowly ebbed away. Just as I reached my limit, thinking the woman in front of me needed to make a final decision — she'd changed her mind now three times — I heard the door to the restroom open off to my right. Simultaneously, the woman ahead of me finally settled on her choice and stepped away from the counter. A new song began to play — an old 80's classic, Bryan Adams' Can't Stop This Thing We Started. Jeff smiled at me as I stepped forward. And hit a brick wall. Or, more accurately, the brick wall hit me. I deal with large animals all the time so I'm used to being jostled by them. This one was huge — a virtual giant. He was male — undeniably, obscenely, irresistibly male. That was my first impression of him. I couldn't rightly put my finger on just what it was about him that so appealed to me but, whatever it was, this fella had it in spades. Everything feminine and womanly in me suddenly woke up and stood at attention. Fireworks exploding inside the Café Palace couldn't have given me a bigger jolt. This was more than just the simple acknowledgment of someone of the opposite sex, or even one who is exceptionally good-looking. I live in Wyoming for crying out loud, on a real working ranch, surrounded by cowboys. In Wranglers. So I'm used to men. I'm comfortable around them. Honestly, I find myself more comfortable with men than I do with women. With a man, I always know where I stand. Whether they're angry, tired, hungry, frustrated, in pain — I can always tell. And then I act accordingly. A woman? Well, it's been my experience that a woman can smile in the most inviting, friendly manner and hate my guts all at the same time. I'm confident around men. I don't feel like I have to be guarded with them. Not so much, with women. Women can be so catty. Men aren't. I feel freer to be myself around men. Gina, one of my two very best girlfriends, says women tend to be uncomfortable around me because they're just jealous. I've given this idea some consideration and try to take it into account when I'm around other women. This is where the being guarded comes in. Of course, when I'm more reserved women then tend to think I'm being snobbish and unsociable. It's really an unfair assumption on their parts. I mean, I get it, okay? I'm tall, blonde (mostly), and fit. I have a woman's body. I have appropriately rounded parts where it's appropriate to have rounded parts. So what? I still get PMS (like today), just like the rest of them. I get zits. I have bad hair days. Bad breath. I watch my weight (I try to) and nutrition. I have moody days. We're really not that different. Which brings me back to my original statement. As I said before, I'm way more comfortable around men. Generally I don't have to wonder if they like me or not. I can just tell. Either they like me and it's obvious; or they don't like me, and that, too is… obvious. Not so, with this one. He made me very uncomfortable. Bryan Adams kept singing about coming to get me and how I couldn't stop him, which somehow made me feel hunted and prey-like. He was more than just masculine, my giant. He was like… I don't know… an alpha male. The kind other men, tough men, give ground to. The kind they'd look up to, defer to, or even be envious of. Which brought about my second impression. Irritation. For the first time in a long time, maybe the first time ever, I felt a frisson of uncertainty and unease course through me. Something quivered in my stomach, curled, and writhed there. My pulse beat faster… I hoped I wasn't coming down with the stomach flu. When a woman meets a man like this she doesn't want to meet him under the circumstances I found myself in. She wants to be groomed and appealing, not dirty, sweaty, bleeding, and grumpy. So I hated him. Perhaps it was the circumstances I really was hating. I know it was probably completely irrational, but I just felt a flash of anger flood through me. I was mad clear through. I was mad at him for being so thoroughly male and attractive. I was mad that I was attracted to him. I was mad that I was mad. I'm tall — I think I mentioned that before. Or at least, it's been my experience that I'm typically taller than most gals I meet — I'm five-foot-nine. This fella topped out well over six foot. Other than his size and possible weight — he'd stepped on my foot and even with my boots on, I could easily tell he weighed more than two hundred — I couldn't tell a whole lot more about him. The breadth of his shoulders suggested strength and mass, but it was hard to determine the extent of it. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up. His jeans were slung low on his hips; he wore some kind of utility boots in black leather. He carried a black leather jacket under one arm and a black motorcycle helmet under the other. He must like black. The helmet, I saw, had a white Mohawk — which I thought was kinda cool looking. Or at least I thought that later, after I'd gotten some sleep and was feeling more human. This quiet analysis on my part took place in just a few seconds. I shot a look of intense anger and disgust up at the hooded-head and found myself looking into the brightest blue eyes I'd ever seen. Bright. Brilliant. Blue. They were amazing; so amazing, in fact, that I forgot my pique for just a brief moment. It was like looking into the depths of a deep, cool mountain lake, or a rare gemstone; the color was incredible. I very briefly saw curiosity flare in those eyes as they quickly scanned over my face; they'd hesitated on the cut above my eye. "Excuse me," the giant mumbled before turning away from me and back to the counter. Taking my spot at the counter. The blue eyes were forgotten; my irritation was rising again. "Don't worry about it," I clearly stated. "You go ahead — ladies first, right?" I replied. Two people stepped into line behind me. I saw his shoulders stiffen and felt another aggravating moment of unease. He slowly turned back around, his eyes easily seeking mine and holding them. "I'm sorry?" he asked, like he wasn't sure he'd heard me correctly. Oh, you heard me, I thought to myself. I could feel my eyes narrowing a bit. "Are you really?" I asked, and then said, "You're holding up the line." I knew my smile was sarcastic, but I couldn't seem to help myself. "You just said, 'ladies first', so please, you go first," he said, indicating with a jerk of thumb that I precede him. I just mutely shook my head at him; I felt my right eyebrow rising. "I insist," he said, his voice just a tad firmer than it had been before. "And to prove I'm a nice guy, I'll even buy your coffee." Like that made it all better, I grumbled to myself. "No thank you," I said and then leaned around his shoulder, trying to ignore the tension that continued to build inside me. Jeff had my coffee ready; bless him. "Nice shiner." Jeff nodded at my eye and then asked, "Coconut? Fully loaded?" He spared a quick glance at the large man before refocusing on me. "Yeah… you should see the other guy." I jerked my chin toward the horse trailer and offered him a small grin. "Thanks, Jeff, see you later." 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Author Bio

E.L. Irwin
A child of divorce and abuse, E L Irwin found escape in reading and writing, and through the school of hard-knocks, learned to be a fighter. She’s a self-described romantic-rebel who wears her heart on her sleeve and tends to shoot from the hip on subjects that matter. She enjoys riding horses, wearing heels, shooting her X D .40, tattoos, and of course, a good book and hot coffee.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Southern Born Books Christmas Blog Tour

Just in Time for Christmas Synopsis:
Nobody does Christmas like Miranda Hamilton, and now that she finally has her chance to chair Magnolia Bay's tree lighting and the cotillion, which benefits her late mother’s breast cancer foundation, this Christmas is shaping up to be the best ever. That is until her childhood nemesis Logan Mauldin buys his way on her committee and starts making plans of his own. 

Logan Mauldin loves to get under Miranda's very sexy skin, and it's only fair. She's been getting under his since long before their first kiss at 13. Logan’s the last man interested in co-chairing a Christmas committee or participating in a sexy bachelor auction, but since that night he interrupted Miranda on a date and cornered her under the mistletoe, he can't stop thinking about her. Or vying for her attention and bugging the hell out of her. 

Christmas cheer isn’t the only thing that heats up between the Miranda and Logan, but, thanks to a lie that is as much her fault as it is his, he loses the woman he’s loved since forever. Logan will need a Christmas miracle for Miranda to forgive him. A grand gesture to melt her heart and win her back just in time for Christmas. 

Kim Boykin Bio:
Kim Boykin is a women's fiction author with a sassy Southern streak. She is the author of The Wisdom of Hair, Steal Me, Cowboy, and Palmetto Moon (Summer 2014.) While her heart is always in South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, 3 dogs, and 126 rose bushes.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Queen by Heather Gray


You can't hide from the past.

Queen's world was shattered, and she was banished to a foreign land. Years pass before she dares to return, but what she finds is of little comfort. Greed and dishonesty have festered and grown in her absence. Disillusioned, Queen trusts few people.

Owen pursues a clandestine investigation and finds himself working side-by-side with a veritable ghost, an agent few have seen, a master of disguise known simply as Queen. He craves her trust...but then uncovers a secret from his family's past that could destroy her.

Queen once sought refuge in America and now seeks it in disguise. Owen has always found his refuge in God, but will his faith be strong enough for the challenges ahead? Can he convince Queen to stop hiding, or is he doomed to become her most hated enemy?

Jewelz Review~
If you have read the previous books in the Regency Refuge series by Heather Gray, then you MUST pick up Queen. If you haven't read the previous books, you can still read and enjoy Queen. It's a marvelous Regency period mystery/suspense with a nice dose of romance thrown in.

Queen tells the story of a young woman, at the tender age of twelve, who was forced to work undercover for the War Department following her parents' execution for treason. Twelve years later, she and Owen Loring cross paths working on the same investigation. A childhood romance is rekindled and a nearly unstoppable team is formed.

Filled with an eclectic group of characters (not to mention the alternate personas the spies take on during their investigation) this book takes you on an invigorating ride as new clues are discovered and followed up on and new information is found in unlikely places. The return of Jackal and Mrs. Burnham was the icing on the cake, for me.

FYI~ clean read, no scenes more intimate than kissing, very mild language.
Honest Disclosure~ review copy received for review

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sweet and Clean Romance Collection Blog Tour!

Sweet and Clean Romance Collection
Ok clean romance lovers these books are for you!! Trifecta Books is excited to announce their new line of short contemporary romance novels for e-book. The Sweet and Clean Romance Collection will melt your heart and sweep you off your feet. There are currently four books out with many more titles coming soon.  

And Something Blue 
And Something Blue
Bridal consultant Laurie Fletcher spends her days helping others prepare for the most special day of their lives. Will true love ever come her way, or is she doomed to watch others get their happily ever after?

Tifferz Take-
This is my first read by Paige Timothy and it won't be my last. I absolutely love this stellar read! I could totally relate to Laurie and her friends. All the embarrassing situations she found herself in were a delight. I was  taken by surprise by Chad and the relationship they had. But we all come with baggage right?  I liked that Laurie and Logan had heated discussions and they got to know each other. Such a fun, happy read.  I really hope that Ms. Timothy writes about all of Laurie's friends and roommates . I loved the friendship they shared and want to see them get their happily ever after!

Just FYI- No swearing or sex in this sweet story.
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For Love or MoneyFor Love And Money
Cynical Morgan has just about decided that no one could possibly fall in love with her – all the good guys want perfect girls, and she’s anything but perfect. But then along comes the guy who falls head-over-heels in love with her just as she is and helps her find the bright side of life again.

Tifferz Take-
This story made me so happy. I thought Ms. Timothy did a brilliant job of connecting  Laurie's and Morgan's stories. They matched up seamlessly.   Morgan has a best friend Rory that she has yet to realize she is in love with but when she does figure it out it blindsides her and she can't wait to tell him. The thing is she is out on a date with the ever hottie Max. Oh and Rory is 8 hrs away for a family emergency. Morgan learns so much about letting people in and seeing what great friends she has. Alana, Rory's sister, Cara, Laurie, Regan the best friends and roommates ever. And I can't forget Max. He is a wonderful friend. A second chance relationship with her mom and a trip to the hospital. Will Morgan tell Rory how she feels or will Leah and old girlfriend stand in her way? Read it to find out. I really want to read Cara, Regan and Alana's stories Ms. Timothy. Pretty please write them cause I can't stop thinking about these stories and want more.

Just FYI- This story contains NO swearing or sex!

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Hearts in HarmonyHearts in Harmony
Elahna Nezario gave up her musical dreams to help run the Queen of Hearts, her mother’s chocolate shop, after her sister’s sudden death. After an unfortunate run-in with Elahna’s childhood crush, owner of the Dolce Theater, not only do her dreams surge back to life, but so does her heart.

Tifferz Take-

Elahna and Tim’s story begins for Elahna in third grade. For Tim in Fourth grade. Things don’t take off  till many years later. Elahna and Tim crash  into each other after one of Tim’s performances. That is probably one of my favorite parts is when Elahna crashes into Tim’s fancy BMW! She doesn’t have the money to fix it so she works for him at the theater. Inserting a fantastic supporting cast of Valorie, Diana, Meredith oh and the cops! Tim and Elahna stumble upon a mystery and uncover many crimes. What an emotional heart wrenching adventure they embark on. I really found that this story captured my attention until it was over and I was left with all the answers and a happily ever after! A grand performance! I will be on the lookout for more from  Raine Gillespie as this was my first read from her.

Just FYI- This story has NO swearing or sex!

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Waltzing on WheelsWaltzing on Wheels
Meredith Aaron lost all hope for love after a car accident put her in a wheelchair. Who would want her, broken as she is? After her brother tells her to save a dance for him at his wedding, she decides to somehow learn how to dance on the only legs she has left—her wheels.

Tifferz Take-
I was thrilled that Ms. Gillespie wrote Meredith's story as I wanted to see her get a happy ever after. We start off with Meredith wanting to dance with Tim at his upcoming wedding. They have no family left. But Tim does not think that will happen. Meredith being a strong willed and determined says she will dance with him at his wedding. She ends up making a deal with Kyler to make this happen. From the beginning she feels a connection with Kyler. It only increases as they spend time together dancing and getting to know each other.   Meredith helps Elahna plan the wedding. We saw Tim and Elahna get married in this story and that was one of the my favorite parts is when Caleb falls in the pool, I was cracking up. I also found pleasure when Kyler and Meredith waltzed at the wedding and seeing the shock on Tim's face. Then Tim and Meredith shared that special dance. It was great.  I also loved the ending to this sweet story. The exhibition  was a perfect performance. I thought it was great that during Kyler and Meredith's dance they had to improvise and it was creative. I absolutely loved Meredith's final solo dance that they ending up throwing in at the last minute due to an injury. This was a great read!

Just FYI- This story had no swearing or sex!

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