“The Vet’s Secret Wish (Sweet Romance Book 3)” by J.L. Campbell

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The Vet’s Secret Wish (Sweet Romance Book 3)

by J.L. Campbell

Genre: Romance/Multicultural/Clean

2.99 at time of posting!

Matthias Laing has Toni Nevers’ assurance that she’ll marry him on Valentine’s Day—eleven long months away. The trouble is, Matthias can’t rest easy, not after Toni’s ex admits he made a mistake and wants her back. A man of action, Matthias isn’t leaving his dream of having forever-and-a-day with Toni to chance.

The ace up Matthias’ sleeve is Toni’s five-year-old daughter, Jade, who has taken a shine to Matthias and wants him installed as her ‘back-up daddy’. With Jade and her small army of pets on his side, they roll out a plan to get Toni to marry him within six months. Will this enterprising pair—aided by Jade’s growing menagerie—be successful in their bid to have a summer wedding?

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“Cold Case No. 99-5219 (A Samantha Church Mystery Series Book 4)” by Betta Ferrendelli

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Cold Case No. 99-5219 (A Samantha Church Mystery Series Book 4)

by Betta Ferrendelli

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Thriller & Suspense/Women Sleuths/Police Procedural

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

A baby is murdered on New Year’s Eve 1999, her tiny body abandoned in a Dumpster.

Twelve years later, while locked in a vicious legal battle to regain custody of her own daughter, reporter Samantha Church stumbles across the infant girl’s headstone at Golden Cemetery.

Sam is immediately intrigued by the plea for help from the Grandview Police Department on the child’s gravestone. Sam approaches Grandview police detective James Page, the original officer in charge of the case, but without new evidence, there is nothing Page can do to reopen the cold case and bring the killer to justice.

Or is there?

As Sam digs deeper into the baby’s murder, powerful businessmen, a former Merchant Marine and even a strange and mysterious psychic illuminate her path. Though the further she goes and the more dangerous and deceiving her journey becomes, she refuses to give up and let this infant girl’s murder go unsolved.

Cold Case No. 99-5219, is the newest fast-paced novel in the award-winning mystery series featuring reporter Samantha Church and the rest of the great ensemble cast of characters who will keep you coming back for more.

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“Key Lime Crime – A Cozy Mystery: Sunny Shores Mysteries Book 1” by Cassie Rivers

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Key Lime Crime – A Cozy Mystery: Sunny Shores Mysteries Book 1

by Cassie Rivers

Genre: Cozy/Mystery/Inspirational/Culinary/Crafts & Hobbies

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

Revenge is sweet…and best served cold.

Kara Summers returned to her hometown of Sunny Shores, Florida to start her own food truck business. Little did she know, her summer would start off with a bang…literally.

A propane explosion caused the Mama Mia Food truck to flame up, with the owner inside. The police ruled it an accident, but Kara discovers evidence to the contrary. Her inquisitive nature, along with her love for mysteries, won’t let her rest until she uncovers the truth.

Unfortunately, the truth hits a little too close to home.

Key Lime Crime is book one in the Sunny Shores mystery series that is set in the fictional town of Sunny Shores, Florida. Each book in the series is a light-hearted cozy stand-alone story with no cliffhangers. All ages can enjoy the stories because they have no swearing, naughty content, or graphic violence.

So, what are you waiting for?

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“The Maid’s Daughter” by Brooklyn Knight

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The Maid’s Daughter

by Brooklyn Knight

Genre: Romance/Multicultural/African-American

2.99 at time of posting! KINDLE COUNTDOWN! (Ending soon)

William Cooper has a problem: it’s 1952 in Beaufort South Carolina, and he’s in love with the maid’s daughter, Naomi Jackson. Despite Naomi’s apprehension, the two teenagers engage in a forbidden romance, which lasts two years, until William’s mother discovers their secret.

Everything is irrevocably changed. William is sent to school in Massachusetts, and Naomi is shipped off to Seattle. To William’s devastation, his mother has effectively severed the ties he had with the only girl he has ever loved and he is forced to move on with his life.

Forty years pass before fate allows William and Naomi’s paths to cross again; but now, William is a married man whose wife has been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness, and Naomi is retiring from the nursing profession. Naomi could never have prepared herself for a spontaneous reunion with William – a reunion which forces both of them to confront the menacing ghosts of their past. But will she be able to prepare herself to act as the private nurse for William’s dying wife? And will she be able to handle the hidden family secrets that are brought to light once she returns to her hometown?

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“The Gardener of Baghdad” by Ahmad Ardalan

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The Gardener of Baghdad

by Ahmad Ardalan

Genre: Historical Fiction/Literary Fiction/British & Irish/Middle Eastern

99¢ at time of posting!

Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?

Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of forty years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of Baghdad, Adnan rediscovers through a memoir handwritten by the gardener decades ago that beauty, love and hope can still exist, even in the darkest corners of the world.

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#Spotlight on “A Most Intriguing Temptation” by Kelli A. Wilkins

Author Kelli A. Wilkins is back with us guest-blogging more about her historical/fantasy romance series, Royal Desires, on Nesie’s Place today! Don’t forget to check out her links!

Spotlight on… A Most Intriguing Temptation

By Kelli A. Wilkins

AMIT LrgHi everyone,

Today I’m sharing an inside look and spotlighting the making of my historical/fantasy romance, A Most Intriguing Temptation. This book is the second story in the Royal Desires trilogy that began with A Most Unusual Princess and ends with A Most Unfortunate Prince. Together, they make up a fun series, but each story stands alone as a separate read. Why? Because when I wrote A Most Unusual Princess, I never knew I was writing a trilogy.

A Most Intriguing Temptation focuses on the theme of fidelity. Our headstrong Princess Elara wants to test Dalton’s loyalty, so she masquerades as Oonish, a sultry kharim girl in a pleasure palace. She teases and tempts Dalton at every turn and thinks her game is all in fun—until she gets in over her head and lands in big trouble.

I enjoyed taking Elara out of her element and giving her new experiences. I also got to show a different side to Dalton’s character as he (and readers) learn about his weaknesses and desires. He loves Elara, and yet, Oonish is tempting… This unique storyline was an interesting way to showcase Dalton and Elara’s relationship, discuss their views on trust, and see how they interact and respond to challenges in their lives.

A Most Intriguing Temptation was fun to write. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, humor, sizzling love scenes, an element of danger, and even a drop of sadness. This book also introduces readers to Elara’s charming, wiseass “bad-boy” brother, Prince Allan.

When readers ask me if I ever have characters who want to “run away” with a story, I always point to Allan. By the end of A Most Intriguing Temptation, I knew Allan needed his own story, and so A Most Unfortunate Prince was born! I’ll be sharing more about him in my next blog.

Here’s the book summary and a brief excerpt:

 

A Most Intriguing Temptation

 After only four months of marriage to Princess Elara, Prince Dalton is sent to Emperor Salizar’s pleasure palace on business. Not wanting to be left behind, Elara risks her personal safety and sneaks along on the trip.

Aided by her mischievous brother, Prince Allan, she disguises herself as one of Salizar’s sultry AMIT Lrgkharim women and decides to test Dalton’s loyalty. Masquerading as Oonish, Elara goes out of her way to tempt Dalton at every turn. Despite Dalton’s resolve to resist the indulgent girls, he finds himself falling under the spell of the mysterious Oonish.

After nearly giving in to temptation, Dalton discovers Elara’s trickery and turns the tables on her, making her into his submissive playmate. Their fun and games are quickly shattered when Emperor Salizar learns about Elara’s deception. He holds the royals prisoner and condemns Elara to a fate worse than death.

Can Dalton save Elara before it’s too late, or will her prank bring about the end of their love?


Bonus! This e-book includes a sneak peek at the third book in the “Royal Desires” series: A Most Unfortunate Prince.

The Excerpt:

Elara dipped the soap into the water and lathered Dalton’s wide back. She took her time and trailed her hands over his hard muscles. She loved stroking his thick chest and broad shoulders after lovemaking. Sometimes just looking at his nude body made her eager for him.

“You are very strong, Your Highness, with many big muscles.”

He chuckled. “I train hard to stay in good condition.”

She massaged his back. “I shall give you a good rub. It will drain the tension out of you and make you feel good.” She kneaded a knot in his neck, and he moaned.

“That feels good. You have very skilled hands.”

“All the better to give you pleasures. You’re so stiff.” She started lathering his chest.

He groaned and leaned back against her.

If she got him to relax, she could work her magic on him. “I am happy you kept me, Your Highness. I promise not to disappoint you. I will make your stay here most pleasurable,” she said as she trailed her soapy hand across his flat stomach.

“I’m sure you can, Oonish. I have no doubt of that,” he replied, chuckling.

“Whenever you would like to look, merely ask.” Little by little, she was breaking through his defenses. As she went to re-lather her hands, the soap slid out of her grip and disappeared under the water. “Oh, I’ll get that.”

She reached around Dalton’s hip and slipped her hand between his legs. Her fingers grazed his penis and she gasped. He was hard. “My word! Are you still so inflamed from Dashuri’s dance?”

“Nay, that faded. It’s the warm water. It stirs me.”

“I knew you wished to keep me for your pleasures,” she whispered as she closed her hand around him…

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Order A Most Intriguing Temptation here:

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Catch up on Book 1, A Most Unusual Princess, here:

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Don’t miss Book 3, A Most Unfortunate Prince

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I hope you’ll check out the series! Although the books are connected, each stands alone as an individual story.

Happy Reading,

Kelli A. Wilkins

 

Kelli WilkinsABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels, and she’s also been known to scare readers with her horror stories.

In August 2018, Kelli released her first online course through Teachable. Fiction Writing for Beginners is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to write. Visit the course page: https://kelliwilkins.teachable.com/ for more details.

Kelli’s historical romance, Redemption from a Dark Past, was published in 2018. This full-length Gothic novel is set in the kingdom of Hungary in 1723 and blends a sensual romance with mystery and suspense.

If you like horror fiction, don’t miss her latest novella, Nightmare in the North.

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor.

Visit her website www.KelliWilkins.com and blog http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/ to learn more about all of her writings.

 

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#Review”The Barefoot Road” by Vivienne Vermes

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4/5 Stars!

The Barefoot Road is set in a remote village surrounded by mountains in Transylvania. But, it could be Nazi Germany, Cape Town, South Africa or Des Moines, Iowa, the story is the same—people fear what they do not understand.

There is little understanding in The Barefoot Road, and when people don’t understand, those with an agenda can manipulate them.

To raid villages, murdering women and children.

To send a message by gouging an eye from a woman’s head.

To see evil spirits in the innocent dancing of children.

To slit the throat of an old woman.

The saddest part of it all is while the fearful may not be the ones to  perpetrate the violence, they are as guilty for not speaking up or out. They watch and wait then return to their dreary lives where each day is only distinguished from another by birth, death or marriage.

Early in the story, it says, “… that a hunger lay under the earth. It would sleep for a while, a generation perhaps, until, fed on old blood and fear, it would rise again, claiming the land, and the people who lived on it, as its own.”

Nature’s elements and the earth have a starring role in The Barefoot Road, exacting their due even in good weather.

But do I blame a hunger in the earth?

Set aside some time to take this journey and you’ll understand why I don’t blame possessed land but ignorant, foolish men who never learn from life and history and doom us all to repeat it.

The Barefoot Road isn’t pretty or joyous, but it is honest, intense, relatable, and an excellent read.

Enjoy!

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Vivienne Vermes’ debut novel is a gripping read which will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction, thrillers and evocative themes. The book begins with a young woman found, emaciated and unconscious, in the mountains surrounding a village in Transylvania. When it is discovered that she is of an ethnic group which was violently driven out of the regions many years before, old wounds are reopened as the villagers are reminded of their role in the bloodshed.

An uneasy peace is maintained until a young married man falls in love with the girl, and tension begin to rise within the community. The mysterious disappearance of a child causes this tension to mount into hysteria, driving the story to its chilling outcome.

 

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