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“To Be Loved: A Novel” by Sean H. Robertson

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To Be Loved (An African-American/Multi-cultural romance suspense thriller novel that will keep you guessing till the end!)

by Sean H. Robinson

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance/African-American

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U.S. Marine Major Cassandra Wilson lives the same boring, mundane routine oriented day, month after month, and its killing her inside almost to the point of depression. Nearly every day she manages a ritzy, upscale riverside restaurant in Detroit, which nightly caters to the rich and famous movers & shakers in Michigan, but she’s always the one fantasizing about being on the other side of the table being served and pampered like her highly valued guests.

One night, charming and handsome state trooper Drake Den is honored by his Captain and friends at her establishment & at first glance, lightening flashes in her darkened, romantically starved heart as she makes her way to Drake’s presence. During their first date, they feel like they know one another and she quickly discovers that Drake is virtually perfect, at least for her, compared to the lonely and unappreciated life she’d been living for so many sad years.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a few minutes after their first dinner, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to think about herself, Cassandra risks her life to save Drake, who’d just risked his life to save hers moments earlier and she becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved.

Will her new life with Drake bring her more harm than good? Will one or both of them tragically die by the hands of hitmen during their European honeymoon? Will Drake’s best friend, the fiery and Italian, Michigan Governor Ashley Feral, pull him into a love triangle that may ultimately destroy Cassandra’s hope for everlasting love?

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#Review “Production Values (A Monkey & Me Novel)” by Liv Bartlet

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4/5 Stars

Production Values gives a peek at the glitz and glamour of celebrity and the manufactured idols the public rushes to worship, but it shines a hard light on the seedy, gritty, behind-the-scenes cutthroat business which makes it all happen.

At the center of this drama, two friends—Beatrice Douglas and Katrine Porter. Bea and Kat. Kat and Bea. Best friends seemingly joined at the heart, only not so much.

It’s Bea who changes her life’s focus to partner with Kat.

It’s Bea who makes it all work, crunching numbers and soothing the suits.

It’s Bea who makes Kat shine because Kat’s the artiste.

Kat is a black hole, consuming everything around her in search of greatness. She has the plan, ideas, and drive to see her vision come true.

She also has an ego the size of a small country.

Kat screwed over everyone, especially Bea. She didn’t need a publicist, she thought more of herself than any dozen people could. But she did it all… for her art.

Meh.

When she hired Ian after Bea vetoed it, I shook my head.

When she took up piano (and had her dad buy her a baby grand) just to best the top contender, I shook my head.

When she fangirled Ian, Ew.

My one shining moment for her was when she moved on with Phillip. But, she manages to screw that up and him over.

I cannot find any empathy for Kat for anything she went through. It was all of her making.

I do not doubt she cared for Bea, but Kat cared for herself more, and never deserved the love and loyalty Bea provided.

Bea shares blames for allowing herself to be treated as second-best for far too long.

Kat always called them partners, but when she wanted her way, Bea was an also-ran.

In chapter fifteen when Bea admits she’s around only to do Kat’s dirty work, I cheered, ready for the big break, which I got in chapter eighteen. Bea was fantastic, and Kat was her usual over-blown self.

Despite Kat’s betrayal Bea is still the only one who can right her world. And she does with ruthless guile and ease. Like Matthias, I like that side of her.

And still, Kat doesn’t deserve such a friend.

The ending was a bit too wide for me. Kat was happy, (whatever) but I needed to KNOW Bea was going to have everything she wanted. There could be a future with Edward Wolverton, but don’t count Matthias Perrini out!

Production Values is a well-written, intense look at friendship and what it truly means to be a friend… and make sacrifices. Beatrice Douglas understands that. Katrine Porter? Maybe one day. Readers who enjoy literary fiction, pop culture, and the ever-changing world of the entertainment industry will get a kick out of Production Values.

Enjoy!

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cover“Mornings like this I can understand the appeal of killer high heels. How they click with command down the sidewalk: Get out of my way, I’m in charge and I’ve got the footwear to prove it.”

At the age of 28, Kat Porter has become the it-girl of British TV Production. Gut, gumption, and artistry have carried her through a dozen impossible scenarios to arrive at her first run as Executive Producer, and now all three muses point to Ian Graham’s star power as the key to Los Angeles and golden statues.

But disaster looms as Ian twists Kat into a chameleon fit for success. Ian’s young daughter is thrown into the spotlight and Kat must face the consequences of her neverending quest for acclaim.

Production Values takes a biting but fun look at Hollywood—from the way we interpret female ambition to the influence of the paparazzi on how TV shows and stars fail or succeed.

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Author Bio Liv Bartlet

Liv Bartlet is the pseudonym for writing partners Becca McCulloch and Sarah McKnight, who have been building worlds and telling stories together for more than a decade. They’ve logged hours of behind-the-scenes movie and TV footage and challenged each other in a friendly Oscar guessing game every year this millennium. Lifelong Anglophiles, their Monkey & Me world sprang to vivid life on a trip to London that included divine pastries, sublime art, and a spectacular pratfall in the British Museum.

Becca is a professor, a scientist, and a secret romantic who insisted their first order of business in London was a meandering five-mile walk to see Big Ben. She lives with her husband, children, and an ever-expanding roster of pets in Logan, Utah.

Sarah is an Army brat, an Excel geek, and has a lot of opinions on the differences between science fiction and fantasy. She lives with her cat, Sir Jack—who is featured prominently on Liv’s Instagram —just outside Salt Lake City.

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#BlogTour “Production Values (A Monkey & Me Novel)” by Liv Bartlet

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cover“Mornings like this I can understand the appeal of killer high heels. How they click with command down the sidewalk: Get out of my way, I’m in charge and I’ve got the footwear to prove it.”

At the age of 28, Kat Porter has become the it-girl of British TV Production. Gut, gumption, and artistry have carried her through a dozen impossible scenarios to arrive at her first run as Executive Producer, and now all three muses point to Ian Graham’s star power as the key to Los Angeles and golden statues.

But disaster looms as Ian twists Kat into a chameleon fit for success. Ian’s young daughter is thrown into the spotlight and Kat must face the consequences of her neverending quest for acclaim.

Production Values takes a biting but fun look at Hollywood—from the way we interpret female ambition to the influence of the paparazzi on how TV shows and stars fail or succeed.

Purchase Links

Amazon US    |     Amazon UK

 

Author Bio Liv Bartlet

Liv Bartlet is the pseudonym for writing partners Becca McCulloch and Sarah McKnight, who have been building worlds and telling stories together for more than a decade. They’ve logged hours of behind-the-scenes movie and TV footage and challenged each other in a friendly Oscar guessing game every year this millennium. Lifelong Anglophiles, their Monkey & Me world sprang to vivid life on a trip to London that included divine pastries, sublime art, and a spectacular pratfall in the British Museum.

Becca is a professor, a scientist, and a secret romantic who insisted their first order of business in London was a meandering five-mile walk to see Big Ben. She lives with her husband, children, and an ever-expanding roster of pets in Logan, Utah.

Sarah is an Army brat, an Excel geek, and has a lot of opinions on the differences between science fiction and fantasy. She lives with her cat, Sir Jack—who is featured prominently on Liv’s Instagram —just outside Salt Lake City.

Social Media Links

|    Website    |    Twitter    |    Facebook    |    Instagram    |

 

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Win Production Values & Off Script e-books & $25 or equivalent Amazon Gift Card (Open Internationally)

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#BlogTour “Raving About Rhys (Welcome to Whitsborough Bay Prequel)” by Jessica Redland

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coverBubbly Callie Derbyshire loves her job as a carer, and can’t believe she’s finally landed herself a decent boyfriend – older man Tony – who’s lasted way longer than the usual disastrous three months. Tony’s exactly what she’s always dreamed of … or at least he would be if he ever took her out instead of just taking her to bed. And work would be perfect too if she wasn’t constantly in trouble with her boss, The She-Devil Denise.

When the new gardener, Mikey, discovers her in a rather compromising position at work, Callie knows that her days at Bay View Care Home could be numbered. Can she trust him not to tell Denise? If she’s issued with her marching orders, who’ll look out for her favourite client, Ruby, whose grandson, Rhys, seems to constantly let her down? What does Ruby know about Tony? And what is Denise hiding?

Surrounded by secrets and lies, is there anyone left who Callie can trust?

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Author Bio Jessica Redland

Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella!

She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast – the inspiration for the settings in her books – with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!

Jessica tries to balance her time – usually unsuccessfully – between being an HR tutor and writing.

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“Nine Lives (A Cat Dupree Novel)” by Sharon Sala

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Nine Lives (A Cat Dupree Novel)

by Sharon Sala

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Bounty hunter Cat Dupree first cheated death when she was thirteen. The second time left her orphaned and scarred. And the only thing that will diminish her lust for revenge is finding the man who left her for dead as she watched him murder her father. Every job she takes is an opportunity to invade the criminal world that hides the tattooed man who ruined her life. And she hopes to hunt him down on her current mission into the rugged deserts of Mexico, where there is no law to watch her back.

Without her knowledge, bondsman Wilson McKay is on the same job, and trailing Cat is the fastest way to find his man. He’s willing to share resources—and the reward—especially if that means getting to know the lonely woman beneath Cat’s tough, take-no-prisoners exterior. Life’s taught Cat that the surest way to land on her feet is to work alone, but Wilson might be the man to change her mind—when they’re not competing for jobs or ready to kill each other.

Originally published in 2006

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“Yellowstone Investigations” by Clara Kendrick

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Yellowstone Investigations (The Complete 5-Book Series)

by Clara Kendrick

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Action Adventure/Romance

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In the wilds of Yellowstone National Park there are five rugged men who will risk everything to do the right thing even when the people who hire them aren’t always exactly what they seem.

Book One
Spring thaw often brings out those looking for something that might have been lost during the winter. I’m not worried. My dogs can find anything I ask them to. Then Mary shows up with a twenty year old diary and a story about her missing mother and I realize I might be about to bite off more than I can chew.

Book Two
Wild animals behaving badly, children running wild all over the park, lately Yellowstone has turned into a circus. But my team and I aren’t going to leave those kids out there any longer than we have to. So when the mother is lying and the father is clueless, the only one left to listen to is the teacher. It doesn’t take me long to realize that Shannon knows exactly what happened to those kids. The only real question left is why.

Book Three
Trying to change an official cause of death from accidental to homicide doesn’t happen very often. This crazy reporter thinks she’s going to get me to help her do it anyway. At first I only go along with Frankie to keep her from getting herself into trouble. The longer I listen to her insanity, the more sense she starts to make. By the time I realize that Frankie isn’t crazy at all, we’re in this thing so deep I’m not sure I can get us out.

Book Four
I can’t put my finger on exactly what’s going on with this family. They’re rich and maybe that’s why they’re so weird. But there’s something happening here and Ariana is convinced that her brother is about to commit murder. Maybe my job is to make sure she doesn’t get herself killed trying to do what’s right.

Book Five
When I first came to Yellowstone and started my business I was licking my wounds. My wife had been murdered. The man who did it was still roaming free and flashing his FBI badge all over town. I was disgraced and pretty sure that it was all over. And that included the strange and confusing relationship I had with a fellow psychological researcher named Laura Selway. Now Laura’s here in Wildcat because that murderer is on the move again and she’s determined that we’re going to chase him down.

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“Wife for Hire” by Cristina Grenier

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Wife for Hire 

by Cristina Grenier

Genre: Romance/African-American

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Cole O’Donnell always wanted to be a hero.

Unfortunately for Cole, he never got the hang of bravery and he was born with two left feet. So, instead of becoming a hero, Cole became an actor. He was good at it too until someone murdered his stunt double and sent his life spiraling out of control. Haunted by a sinister presence, the former child-star and present-day America’s sweetheart is desperate to uncover the threat to his life before it’s too late. But with no proof and the production of his latest film on the line, Cole will have to go to extremes to protect himself while remaining in the spotlight.

Violet Monroe wouldn’t exactly call herself a killing machine. She’s more of an entrepreneur who knows martial arts and carries a gun. As the owner and sole employee of Elite Security, Violet is desperate to get her company off the ground. What she needs is a high-profile client and no one is more high profile than Cole O’Donnell. Pretending to be the action star’s wife might be extreme, but the move could be just what she needs to put Elite on the map.

Highly trained, sensual, and deadly, Violet is the perfect bodyguard and all too soon Cole finds himself falling for the mysterious femme fatale. But to protect Violet he’ll have to step into the line of fire and give being a hero just one more shot. Luckily for Cole and his two left feet, Violet hasn’t lost a client yet and she sure as hell isn’t about to start with the man who stole her heart.

With a target on them both and neither willing to back down, will Cole and Violet be cast for a romantic comedy or will tragedy strike and leave them scrambling to pick up the pieces?

A Full-Length Fake Wife Romance steamy romance novel. Absolutely no Cheating and a guaranteed HEA. Also includes a never before published bonus – “The Billionaire’s Secret” after the main story.

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