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Monday, September 30, 2013

The Perfect Match Blog Tour & Review

Inside the ring Jackson aka Bullet is a high flyer,the fearless risk taker that takes people down with his signature move Shot to the Heart. Outside the ring,its his heart that takes the shot. He has fallen head over heels in love with the perfect woman. She knows all about the wrestling life, the people in it, and what it takes to succeed. She is his best friend, and the one person he is not able have.

Noelle Reid plays by the rules. She is not the type to invite drama into her life, and from the time her father told her when she first discovered boys that she is not to date a pro-wrestler, she's never questioned it. Then Jackson starts getting her heart beating faster, and stealing every thought she had.

What if the one man she's not supposed to love is the only man she ever really trusted? Now she has to decide between being the perfect daughter that she has always been, and finally putting herself and her life first and allowing herself to love Jackson.


She stood on her toes and kissed him. He wrapped his arms around her to return the kiss, and the moment she was in his arms she felt safe. This is where she wanted to be. Right there, with him. She was going to trust him. She felt her body tremble, and her lips quiver at the sweet intensity of his lips.
His hips nudged hers and was able to feel his need for her. That stirred things inside her that she could no longer ignore. She reached down between them and put her hand on his erection that was pressing against her belly. He groaned and tilted his head back. She gave him a squeeze. This was such a big moment for them, and god, did she want to be with him but wasn’t ready to declare her true feelings yet. All she knew for sure was, she wanted him, and didn’t couldn’t wait any longer.
“Noelle,” he said barely above a whisper, “Are you ready for your third birthday present?”
She tilted her chin up so she can look at him. She saw the heat in his blue eyes. “Is it you?”
He gave her a sexy smile that made all sorts of places tingle. “You've got to unwrap me first.”  


"Noelle, I love you." Jackson admitted.

She could no longer hide the tears, “I’m sorry. I’m still so unsure.”

“I can’t deny what I am feeling. This is the real thing. Here, I’ll prove it.” He took her hand placing it over his heart. His chest was rock hard but more importantly she could feel his heart pounding. “This is new to me. I have never felt so out of control and happy at the same time. Remember when I did my first promo and you asked if I was scared? I made you feel my heart? It wasn’t pounding like it is now. I’m not pretending. I’m forever changed because of you. I cannot sit back and hear about anymore Mr. Evil’s in your life. I want to be the guy in your life, and I’ve never been more afraid or sure of anything in my life. YOU. ARE. IT. FOR. ME. I don’t know how else to get you to believe me.” She still had her hand on his heart and closed her eyes when Jackson put his hand over hers. At that moment she knew this was bigger than the both of them. She looked up at him and saw the tears in his eyes too. She trusted him and knew that he was taking a huge risk. The way his heart pounded told her as much as well. “I love you.” He said it again.

My Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this book!!! The characters are well developed and I was drawn into the story from the first chapter. Noelle is a strong female and Jackson is HOT!!!  Noelle was hurt before by a wrestler but Jackson's love wins her over.  These two are a great couple!

4.5 Stars!!!

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and can never imagine living anywhere else. I have been married for 12 years and have a beautiful creative 6 year old. I have been writing since I could put sentences together. I always thought that I would go the traditional route of publishing, and once I discovered the Indie world, I got hooked. 

I am inspired everyday by people, music and other books. I love it when a book I read stays with me long after I read it. If one of my books can do that for one other person, that will make me happy.

Perfect Match is my debut novel. It's about a woman learning to let go of her past and trust in what her future can bring. 

No Turning Back Release Day!!

After getting involved with Dylan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley decides to stay close to home for college. It’s just safer that way. Later, she realizes it’s a mistake, just like dating Dylan. She decides to put the past behind her and leave the small hick town of Grassy Pond. There is only one problem; she makes this decision three weeks before the fall semester begins.

Charley packs up her Honda and heads to Southern College. On the morning she’s about to leave, Cash walks back into her life. He has been her best friend since they were four and is the only one who knows the REAL Charley. She leaves her farm in Grassy Pond with all kinds of “what if” questions.

Charley decides to live her college career to the fullest. She finds a great group of friends, joins the swim team, and meets a guy named Joe. He’s got eyes that make ya wanna melt!

At college, she encounters a new problem. Charley has been away from home for only forty-eight hours before she breaks the two promises she made to herself. Will she be able to overcome her past? Find new love? What will happen with Cash now that he is back in her life? Will she find what she is wanting in Jackalope Joe? How will her first semester of college end? Joe, Cash, or alone?

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“Hey, let’s hit the dance floor.”  I take Caroline’s arm while the rest of the Kluft girls follow us, and we hit the make shift dance floor in the living room.  They are playing Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm.”  It’s old, but I love the beat.  We hit the middle of the floor and start swaying our hips to the music.  We giggle like school girls as we notice the guys in the room taking note.  A few others join us, Crystal and Lucas included.

“If they’re watchin’, let’s show them how we Southern girls have a good time,” I say to Caroline.

“You got it!”

We add just a little more emphasis to our hips and start dancing with each other.  Before I know it, the song is over, and we walk back to the kitchen to grab another drink.  

“Caroline, I’m so glad Crystal got me to come with y’all tonight.  I’m not big on partying, but it looks like I might have to change that thought if we have this much fun!”

“Girl, anytime!  I can tell already that Georgia and us are gonna be tight because we are a lot alike.  Only thing is she’s super quiet.  We are from ‘round here.  Most of the students here are Yankees.  Not that it’s a bad thing.  They just piss me off when they make us seem stupid by the way we talk.  I mean they chose to come to school here.”

“I understand you completely!  But aren’t those Yankees too damn cute?  I love me a country boy, but I might have to widen my horizons.”

I’m about to pour myself another round when I hear the sexiest voice known to women.  I look up and there is Jackalope Joe.  If his voice does that to me, I can only imagine what will happen if those perfect lips touch mine.

“Let me get that for you.”

“Thanks, Joe? Joe is your name, right?”  Play dumb Charley.

“Yeah, and you’re Cougar Charley.”  We both laugh.

“You know all I want to call you is Jackalope Joe,” I say with a half smile.

I think I might fall out looking into those make ya wanna melt, piercing blue eyes.  Keep it together, Charley. I’ve gotta keep in control. Good lookin’ or not, guys are like a bad habit I can’t break.  The last time I got involved with someone that could make panties drop by just lookin’ at me almost ended my life.  I have to stay in control, no matter what my emotions are screaming at me. 

“Miss Cougar, ya wanna try out the dance floor? Joe smirks.  This is not good.

“Sure, see if ya can keep up.”  I smile.

My Review:

I was drawn into this book from the beginning!  I just love Cash and wish I had a man like him!!  But I digress.  Charlie has had to live with what happened between her and Dylan for the last months of her high school career. Having to quit the swim team because she just couldn't deal with being near him.  After graduation she figures she would just stay at home and go to community college, that is until three weeks before school starts. Then she decides she needs to get away, just to a small college where she wont run into Dylan.

Before she leaves, her best friend and sort of ex Cash comes to say goodbye. Cash and Charlie have been attached for as long as she can remember and she does love him, but she needs to find herself first. As Charlie starts to navigate her new life she finds friends in her dorm-mates and is convinced to join the swim team. She even meets a boy that she likes - Joe. But can she really leave Cash behind? Which one is right for Charlie and why does Dylan contact her right before she goes home for homecoming?

You need to read this book!!! I loved it! The characters are well developed, the settings are descriptive and the emotions are all there. I laughed, cried and everything in between. I promise you will want to yell for the next installment at the end!!

4 Stars!!

About the Author:
Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now author. No Turning Back (Full Circle #1) is her debut novel releasing September 30th. Finding Charley (Full Circle #2) will release spring 2014.

Her goal is to one day be an author who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett.

When Casey isn’t reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!



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Saturday, September 28, 2013

THE SHOE Blog Tour & Review

Title – The Shoe
Series – The Believe Series – Book #2
Author – Trista Jaszczak
Genre – Romance, fairy tale retelling
Publication Date – 6 August 2013
Publisher – Front Porch Romance
Cover Artist – Designs by Charisma

All Blair Miller has ever wanted was to study fashion in New York City. But as one door closed for her, another door opened. A bright and beautiful door that led her straight to a job at celebrity frequented, high end fashion boutique, ATTRAYANT, where she has now worked for years. When an invitation arrives for a masked ball that is being thrown to celebrate a world famous rock band’s new album, Blair finds herself being transformed into Cinderella for the night. When Blair not only falls for Prince of Rock, Hunter but also loses a precious $8,000.00 shoe, she finds herself in possibly the biggest mess of her entire life. How can she reveal who and what she really is to Prince Charming? How can she afford to replace such an expensive shoe? With the help of her two “Fairy God Fathers” who are pushing for her happily ever after…anything could happen.

My Review: 
The Shoe is a cute quick read.  Blair and Hunter have heat together and even the supporting characters are fun.  I am not into fashion so the descriptions of what she wears, over and over again, started to get a little much but I still enjoyed the book.  
If you are a fashionista then you should pick up this book!!

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Title – Little Red
Series – The Believe Series – Book #1
Author – Trista Jaszczak
Genre – Romance, fairy tale retelling
Publication Date – June 18, 2013
Publisher – Front Porch Romance

Fall back in love with fairy tales with, Little Red, the first installment of “The Believe Series” by Trista Jaszczak.

Ride along with Sam Wentworth through the winding back roads of Louisiana, on a desperate escape from her past. Where she falls into the arms of the unlikely and sometimes unwilling hero, Ethan Parker. When circumstances and fate seal the two together, entangling them with his 6 older brothers, feuding families and old bayou magic can Ethan put aside everything he has ever known to keep Sam safe from the dangers their lives and their love poses. Can he keep her safe from himself?


Trista Jaszczak (pronounced jazz-ick) is an Air Force wife and mother of two who is originally from Hamilton, Ohio but calls Anchorage, Alaska her home. She's published 4 novels so far and written more than 30. She has a deep passion for writing, music, her guitar, her kids and her four-legged babies.

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Ever Enough Series 
Stacy Borel

♥ Ever Enough ♥
What happens when the man you thought was the one, ends up being the one that got away?

When Finley breaks her heart on graduation night, eighteen year old Emilyn is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life. After muddling through the next ten years-including immersing herself in a lifeless marriage-she is brought to her knees when she encounters Finley at her high school reunion. Long ago buried emotions and feelings bubble to the surface and when Finley kisses her, Emilyn flees the scene. Arriving home to find her husband in the arms of another woman, Emilyn is forced to return to her hometown and start again. But is it possible to start afresh when the past just won’t seem to let you go?

Finley has spent the ten years since high school focused on his career. As a songwriter, he has never had a problem getting women. But when he realizes that the woman he let go a decade ago could be his happy ever after, he decides to do whatever it takes to get her back. But are some hurdles too great to overcome?
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  • First Kiss- A Rocket To the Moon
  • Ever Enough- A Rocket To the Moon
  • Turning Tables- Adele.
     Don’t You Remember- Adele
     One and Only- Adele
  •  Your Guardian Angel- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 
  •  All the Same- Sick Puppies 
  •  Hello- Evanescence 
  •  Broken- Seether 
  •  Never- Heart
  •  Alone- Heart 
  •  Haunted- Taylor Swift 
  •  Save You- Simple Plan 
  • Weightless- All Time Low 
  •  Break Your Little Heart- All Time Low 
  •  Sick Little Games- All Time Low 
  • Straightjacket Feeling- The All-American Rejects 
  • Slipped Away- Avril Lavigne 
  • No Love- Simple Plan 
  •  Heart of Stone- Iko 
  •  Find Me- Boyce Avenue 
  •  Innocence- Avril Lavigne 
  •  Feelin’ Love- Paula Cole 
  •  Stars- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 
  •  Almost Lover-A Fine Frenzy 
  •  Near To You- A Fine Frenzy 
  •  Just A Fool- Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton 
  •  Faded Away- Luke Bryan 
  •  Come Undone- My Darkest Days 
  •  Between the Raindrops- Lifehouse 
  •  I’m Just A Man- Jason Aldean 
  •  I Lost It- Kenny Chesney 
  •  Settle For a Slowdown- Dierks Bentley 
  •  Please Remember Me- Tim McGraw 
  •  First To Fall- Terri Clark 
  •  Don’t Leave Home- Dido 
  •  Thinking of You- Katy Perry 
  •  Makin’ Plans- Miranda Lambert 
  •  Sweet Nothing- Calvin Harris 
  •  Perfect- My Darkest Days 
  •  Radioactive-Imagine Dragons 
  •  Can’t Forget You- My Darkest Days 
  •  These Days- Rascal Flatts 
  •  I’m Moving On- Rascal Flatts 
  •  Wherever You Will Go- Charlene Soraia 
  •  The Story- Brandi Carlile 
  •  She Wolf- David Guetta


    ♥ Always Enough
    “There is nothing worse than pretending that you don’t care about something, when that is all you can think about.”

    Harper Graham wears a mask, and not the pamper kind. She conceals her pain with shoes, shots, and lots of sex. But while her life appears fantastic to most, Harper herself knows that the most important thing in life is not financial stability, but emotional. Having been let down by her absent father for most of her life, Harper chooses to keep the men in her life at arms length. Well, that was until Kyler Morgan.

    Kyler Morgan has been successful at nearly everything in his life … nearly. Traveling the country with the band Down Glory Road, Kyler has had time to reflect upon his life and in particular his relationship with feisty, drop-dead gorgeous realtor, Harper. Realizing that she is the woman of his dreams, Kyler resolves to win back Harper, and prove to her that she is, and always has been, enough.

    But the path to true love rarely runs smoothly, and when their journey takes a number of twists and turns, will Harper and Kyler manage to hold tight, or fall by the wayside?
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  • Another Heart Calls- The All-American Rejects-
  • I Can’t Make You Love Me- Bonnie Raitt
  • The High Road- Three Days Grace
  • My Songs Know what You Did- Fall Out Boy
  • Touch- Josh Abbott Band
  • Easy- Rascal Flatts
  • Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  • The Great Escape- Pink
  • Just Give Me a Reason- Pink
  • Have A Little Faith In Me
  • Ignition- Matt Stillwell
  • Daylight- Maroon 5
  • Crash My Party- Luke Bryan
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leopard
  • Distance- Christina Perri
  • Two Is Better Than One- Boys Like Girls
  • I Can’t Love You Back- Easton Corbin
  • Wasting All These Tears- Cassaee Pope
  • How She Rolls- Chase Rice
  • Goodbye- Secondhand Serenade
  • I Will Remember You- Ryan Cabrera
  • 36 Days- Hawk Nelson
  • Breathe Me- Sia
    Author Bio:
    Stacy Borel lives in southeast Texas with her huband, two kids, and two dogs. She is a military wife, and prior to that, was a military brat. She loves picking up and moving somewhere new every two to four years. Stacy is a self-proclaimed Facebook addict. If she isn't online, she is either writing or being a mom or wife.

    Next novel: Touching Scars, coming the first week of December 2013.


    Monday, September 23, 2013

    Unexpected Angel Spotlight

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    Unexpected Angel by Sloan Johnson
    Book #1 in Isthmus Alliance Series
    ***ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS FROM 9/25 to 9/29***
    Tasha Skinner finally shed the baggage of a failed marriage. Now, she’s looking forward to a night of margaritas and man-bashing. Tasha’s friends have other plans, including Leather, Lace and liberation. Dylan Caprese didn’t want to go to Marquee, but he and his friends were on a mission. They took it upon themselves to make sure things didn’t get out of hand when wannabe Dom’s mixed alcohol with playtime at the monthly Leather and Lace night. From the moment he set eyes on Tasha, he knew there was something different about her. She wasn’t some bondage babe who thought she knew what it meant to be into BDSM. She was much, much worse; she was innocent and trusting. He can tell she is something precious. When Tasha’s past threatens to destroy her, Dylan begins to realize that while their paths have never crossed, their lives most definitely have. Will he be able to save her before it’s too late.
    About Sloan
    Sloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now, with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to make her dreams come true.
    Coming In November
    (Tommy & Holly's Story)

    Cover Reveal - MOTH by Sean T. Poindexter


    Social Worker Max Hollingsworth is no stranger to the otherworldly. But when he’s called upon to investigate a missing child, he stumbles upon a deeper mystery. 

    Children are vanishing and no one, not even their parents, remembers them. Suspicion turns to Neo-Nazi vampires and humans running a child slavery ring, but even that is only the beginning. For help he turns to friends, old and new, but even they might not be enough. When new enemies turn deadly, old enemies become allies, including the least likely ally of all: an enemy whose cruelty and evil was almost his end, and haunts him still.

    Release Date: September 25th

    About the Author:

    Though born in Mesa, Arizona, Sean has spent most of his life in Missouri. He graduated high school in Lebanon, Missouri. His mother was a special education/reading teacher and his father was a police officer. Though they divorced when Sean was very young he remains close with both his parents. He has two brothers and no children, but he has a very large extended family in the Ozark region (Mountain View/West Plains Missouri region) and Southern Arizona (Eloy/Casa Grande area).

    After high school, Sean attended college at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri for a time before dropping out and going to work for a TV station in Springfield, Missouri. After a time, he returned to college and graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, minor in Philosophy. He holds a Master of Science in Criminology/Criminal Justice Administration from Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, Kansas) in 2005.

    After college, Sean naturally gravitated towards social work and investigative work, eventually settling with a job investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of disabled adults and seniors for the Missouri Department of Heath and Senior Services. Sean began working on the first book in the series in November of 2008, while still working full time for the State of Missouri. Though Sean has been writing most of his life, he claimed (as per his blog) that he did not consider writing professionally until he was inspired to do so by a terrible vampire movie. During the film, Sean amused himself by imagining the vampires being attacked by a dragon. Sean has remarked on his blog that he often does this when bored or annoyed with a film--though sometimes he uses Vikings, zombies, or Cthulhu in place of dragons.

    His literary influences include H.P. Lovecraft, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Robert E. Howard, and R.A. Salvatore, among others. In addition to writing, Sean enjoys watching and reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers. His hobbies include playing Xbox, fantasy role playing games and collecting firearms. Sean's background in sociology, criminology, and philosophy are heavy influences on his work, as well as his experience as an investigator (former) for the State of Missouri.

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    Secrets of a Hart by Elizabeth James

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    Five years ago, Kendall Hart’s life changed forever. A tragedy forced her to grow up fast and become a responsible adult overnight while her friends were still enjoying high school. She lives and breathes work leaving no time for a social life and her circle of friends is small. She has no room for complications in her life…then Tristan walks in.

    Tristan O’Neal is forced to return home when his father becomes terminally ill. Taking care of his parents, dealing with an irresponsible brother, and starting a new job bring challenges to his life. Starting a relationship is the last thing on his mind but when sees Kendall, he finds himself drawn to her...she is so familiar. 

    Tristan is what Kendall has always wanted but life isn’t always fair. Sometimes you have to let go of the one person you’ve always loved in order to protect them. Will Tristan be able to break through the wall she’s built around her heart or will Kendall’s secrets consume her and destroy their chance at a life together?

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    Elizabeth James is the author of the Design Series. She writes contemporary romance set in her native North Carolina. A life-long reader, she began writing a novel at age fifteen, put it away with no hopes of publication, but now has realized her dream as an adult. Inspired by several bestselling authors she began working as a beta reader and her passion for writing once again surfaced. She embarked on a journey to see if she could complete a novel and Love by Design was born. With warm reception to her first novel she is now making this crazy world a part of her life. Elizabeth believes you're never too late in life to realize your dreams and this has opened up a new world of adventures and meeting new people which she loves to do. Elizabeth lives in North Carolina with her husband and their dogs. She enjoys traveling, exploring North Carolina, and spending time with her friends.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Time for some self promotion!

    I'm stuck in Brad's head!!!  He's been talking to me all night and won't leave me alone!! So I had to share!  This is a snippet from Walk Into Me and I hope you enjoy it!!! Oh and BTW I will be working with Airicka Phoenix on the cover in about a week so look for a cover reveal soon!!

    **Unedited and may change before publication**
    I jump in the shower and while I’m soaping up I think about that one night long ago. About holding her in my arms and breathing in her scent. I hate that sex with anyone since her is just a release. I’ve dated many girls but none of them ever touched my heart. None even came close to what I feel for Lisa.

    I stroke myself thinking about her caramel colored eyes looking up at me, her mouth parted and that little moan she gave right before she came. She’s just so fucking beautiful! I imagine her lying naked on my bed letting me taste her skin. My hands cupping her breasts and taking a nipple into my mouth, sucking it then flicking my tongue over the peak while my hand makes its way down her body to the place I really want to taste. She would be wet for me, and just touching her would bring that little sound from her throat. Kissing my way across her belly, stopping to dip my tongue into her belly button. Continuing down until I can smell her arousal and my mouth waters from the scent. Gently licking her slit until I come to her clit then bathe it with my tongue. Swirling around until she calls my name then latching on while my fingers invade her and find that spot inside. Her coming around me, squeezing my head and hand between her legs as the waves of her orgasm go on and on. I come in an eruption having to steady myself against the tile so I don’t fall down. I let the water run over me washing away the evidence of my fantasy and taking with it the peace I feel from imagining her with me.
    Getting out and drying off I see myself in the mirror, I’ve lost weight in the past couple of months and I need a haircut. I’ve let myself go and it’s time to start getting my shit together. Dealing with loving Lisa was never easy but I told her I can deal and I won’t let her down again. I just hope to keep times when I’m with both her and Bobby to a minimum.

    So tell me what you think!!!!  Are you as excited about getting inside of Brad's head as I am??

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    Becoming PVT Harmon Blog Tour

    Becoming PVT Harmon: My Journal from Army Becoming Basic Combat Training
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    Ever wonder what it's like to go through Army Basic Combat Training? The reality may surprise you. For the first time ever, experience the making of a U.S. Soldier through the eyes of a Soldier-in-training. This is a behind-the-scenes glimpse at things that you'll never read about in newspapers or see on television. From the humor in "canteen bowling" to the power of believing in something bigger than ourselves, this book captures the very essence of what is considered one of the most challenging--and rewarding--transitions a civilian will make: becoming a Soldier. You will witness fear, excitement, and death. And you'll learn what separates a Soldier from a civilian.
       Whether you are a parent, a Soldier candidate awaiting training, or just someone looking for a good read, it is mandatory that you read Becoming PVT Harmon! 

    Casey Sean Harmon is a bestselling author and a Soldier in the U.S. Army. He has studied with the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer's Guild, and holds a degree through American Military University. He lives with his wife and son wherever the military sends them.

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    Other works:

    The Earth is a Floating Sphere: A Care-Free Collection of Poems and Stories 
    Reign of the Night Creatures (The Everafter Chronicles)
    The Thousand Year Voyage


    TO KNOW HER by Renee Burke Review

    Sara Hudson doesn't remember her own name – or anything else about her life. When Derek Clayton rescues her from a deserted highway, Sara finds she can’t say no to the sexy stranger. Lost from all she knows, Sara becomes the submissive to Derek’s dominance. Although she doesn’t understand why she yields to his demands, she can’t deny the blazing passion for the man who seems to know exactly how to satisfy her needs.

    The only thing Derek Clayton has more of than secrets is money. He offers Sara help with one goal in mind – to keep her in the dark until he can work out the events that left her stranded without a memory. Can they give up the constraints of the past to find their happy ending or will his secrets and past love threaten their future?

    This 17,000 word novella is intended for mature audiences. It contains a submissive amnesiac seduced by a sexy stranger whose smooth talking skills and sweet kisses leave them burning up the sheets with smoking hot sex.

    Scene with Alternate POV

    Derek jumped in the car and threw it into gear.  Gravel flew as he hurried onto the highway, probably chipping the smooth black paint of the Porsche.  Fitting.  He had screwed up.  Everything was a mess because of his words a few minutes ago.  The crushed expression on Sara’s face haunted him.  He had broken their fragile alliance with cruel words.  He needed to find her and fix it. 
    His car ate up the miles as he sped toward her house.  He knew where she lived though he’d never taken the time to go inside. He’d never had to because Sara came to him willingly, openly, never demanding anything.  Until tonight.  In the past she’d always given and never asked for anything from him.  He tried to get his words in order as he drove.  Straightening this out wouldn’t be easy.  He had a feeling once she got her back up, it wouldn’t be easy to get back on her good side.  And she had separated herself from him as fast as humanly possible when he’d spoken the cruel words. 
    A flash of skin from the shoulder of the highway caught Derek’s eye, and he hit the brake.  He glanced back to see Sara standing still, looking vulnerable and alone.  He slid the car into reverse and approached her.   
    She wrapped her arms around herself.  He narrowed his eyes.  He was no threat. 
    As he got closer, he saw blood ooze from her forehead.  Her skin was pale and shocky.  Her expression was shattered.  His arm shot out to grasp her when she stepped too close to the drop off on the edge of the pavement.  All she needed was another injury. 
    Not on his watch. 
    Her reaction was less than comfortable, more confused than angry at him.
    “Trouble?”  He pulled her toward the road and glanced around.  Where was her car?  Had she run it into the ditch?  He didn’t see it along the stretch of darkness.  Maybe this was the chance to talk to her than he needed.  At least she would have to sit with him for the ride home. 
    He brushed her hair back and waited for her to answer.  He was so damn sorry, yet he wasn’t sure what to say.  She was vital to him, but that’s not what he’d said.  He’d made her feel second rate.  How could he make it up to her on this abandoned stretch of highway?  
    “I seem to be lost.”  Her voice held no attitude.  She did look lost, and he hated it.  He wanted her back to normal, full of professional smoothness until he got her alone when she showed her feisty attitude. 
    “You seem to be hurt.”  He winced as he touched the cut.  Not deep enough for stitches. 
    “I’m not sure how that happened.  I can’t seem to remember... much.”  She pulled herself away, and he gritted his teeth as he let her go.  For now.  But he didn’t like it.   
    Was she saying she didn’t remember their conversation?  Didn’t remember him telling her he could never make her more than a causal fuck?  He couldn’t be that lucky.
    He ushered her into the car and climbed into the driver’s seat before asking her plans.  Could he take her back to his place and redo this night from the beginning?  Instead of harsh words and cutting remarks, he would give her the warmth and care she deserved. 
    “I’m not entirely sure.  I guess to a store.  Maybe a gas station?” 
    He frowned at her response.  No way in hell was she wanting to shop now.   
    She glanced at him with a puckered brow.  “I don’t know.”  He couldn’t look away when she began biting her lip.  He leaned closer, intent on a kiss.  “I don’t remember why I’m here or who to call.”
    He froze.  She hadn’t just forgotten the conversation then.  “What do you remember?”
    “Nothing.  I don’t remember anything.”
    He leaned back in his seat and considered his options.  Take her to her house, take her to the hospital, or take her back to his place.  No question. 
    He would take care of her.  In every way.  And he would make sure she knew how much she meant to him before any memories threatened their relationship again.  He reached for her hand and gave a gentle squeeze.
    “It will be okay.  I’ll take you somewhere safe.”  Home, where he could watch her closely and steal her heart once and for all.   

     My Review: 

    To Know Her is a short story of Sarah who wakes up after a car accident not knowing who she is. Derek is riding down the road when he sees Sarah at the side of the road and stops to help her. Once he figures out she has lost her memory he takes her back to his house and takes care of her. 

    The heat between the two is instantaneous. Derek is a Dom and Sarah falls into the sub lifestyle easily. Sarah feels like she can trust Derek with her body but not her heart. Is there an underlying reason?  This is a quick read and totally enjoyable.

    3.5/ 5 Stars

    About the Author

    Renee Burke has sampled life in Louisiana and the East Coast before finally settling down in the Midwest where she met her husband.  She was destined to be a teacher and loves instilling a love of reading in her students and trying to draw out their inner writers.

    Renee has enjoyed romance since she was old enough to buy her own books, but her writing developed slowly as she balanced life with her family and a desire to “do it right.”  Her husband gave her the push she needed with a writing course several years ago, and she was off!  She has finally learned that romance should be felt rather than overanalyzed.  She loves reading and writing romance with a wide range of emotion and humor.  Her close friends all enjoy swapping author and book suggestions and looking for the next hot, sweet love story.

    Renee claims her phone e-reader app allows her more reading time than ever before.  “People think I’m busy with important emails and let me read uninterrupted!”  Besides writing, Renee is crazy about spending time with her two handsome sons and amazingly devoted husband. 

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