Friday, December 21, 2012

#crossroadsreviews Presents Transcender: First-Timer. My Review and Giveaway


Transcender: First-Timer
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Join us for a three week tour of Transcender: First-Timer! And then come back and enjoy another three week tour in Jan for book 2!!  And don't forget to enter the wonderful giveaway!


Book Description

August 3, 2012
When a freak lightning storm turns terrifying, Jaden Beckett, a typical Connecticut teenager, is suddenly shifted into a parallel existence where she finds herself a member of the ruling family in a counterpart of America on a strange alternate version of earth--one filled with hidden dangers, political intrigue, remarkable creatures, and forbidden romance.


Biography

Born and raised at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Vicky Savage became irresistibly enchanted by the lure of the ocean when she attended law school in Florida. She practiced law for several years before taking time off to raise her two children. She lives on the water on the west coast of Florida with her husband, son, and two dogs. Ms. Savage recently completed Book 2 of the Transcender Trilogy, Streaming Stars, which will be released in 2012.
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5 Star Review
What an amazing story, captivating your mind as you learn about Jaden and her travels to a alternate world. Thrilling adventure filled with mystery and danger as she tag along and discover who she really is. A strong willed, determined young woman that is not afraid to face the problems head on as they unfolds in her life.
Meeting the most spectacular young man Ryder Blackthorn. I was extremely impressed with this young and fierce chieftain who rocked her world. He is everything a true hero is suppose to be. Strong, decisive, brave, good leader, not afraid to show his feelings towards her, accomplished, and compassionate. If I had another daughter he would be the perfect candidate. smile
From beginning to the end I was fascinated with the plot and how the words simply flow from the pages that it became a easy read, although lengthy. You hardly notice it because it just holds your attention.
Each character were fully developed to play his/her role to perfect the story. From the lowliest servant to the villain.
The blooming romance between Jaden and Ryder centers the story and the plot to be a perfect entirety that I can recommend to all lovers of YA and Sci-Fi stories. I believe all ages can enjoy this book to the fullest.
Taken to another world where life as Jaden knows it are different in all aspects and she learns to become a intricate part of that world while doing her best to safe those she loves. Her determined actions saved a few people but always stayed humble at her skills. No typical youth arrogance was displayed through out the story her willingness to learn and adapt and making the most of what she has, the forefront of the plot.
My heart was touched at the end as the two lovers were separated and life had to continue without Ryder in her life. Feeling the loss of that separation as Jaden struggles to get back to "normality"
But do not fear my good readers the story does not end there. Well I hope not.

A enjoyable adventurous read, looking forward to read Book 2 in the series. 
Well done Vicky Savage.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

#cblspromotions presents Ryelee's cowboy Book Tour, Review and Giveaway


Ryelee's Cowboy
by Kathleen Ball
Published by Secret Cravings Publishing
Contemporary Western Romance (Action)
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 200 pages

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Blurb:
Twenty-year-old Ryelee Snyder is pregnant and alone. Fortunately, she finds a job as a nanny to precocious four-year-old Rheenie Maloney. Life is perfect except for Horse Trainer, Clint Maloney. Ryelee feels his disapproval and is in constant fear of being fired.

Clint Maloney needs help with his daughter but he never bargained on Ryelee Snyder. The tall, gangly, girl is a menace. Clint spends too much of his time rescuing her from her latest mishap. Upon finding out about her pregnancy, Clint's feelings begin to change. He no longer views her as a nuisance but as a passionate woman with a generous heart.

Secrets, misunderstandings, and cattle rustling put an increasing strain on their relationship, until they finally turn from each other. Just as they seem to find their way back, Ryelee's part in the cattle rustling is unveiled. Ryelee fights unyieldingly to win the love of a lifetime.


Reviews:
 “I have read Rylee's cowboy (loved it) I went through every emotions one could. happiness, fear, angry, scared, frightened, cried, laughed got excited (blush)where was the hubby when reading this? lol this book was awesome i can't wait for the 4th book of Kathleen Ball's she is a great writer she makes those us that don't like to read WANT to read!!! they are books you can't just put down anytime cause the second your free you pick it back up again and read it. I highly recommend these books of Kathleens as a Must read!”-- Lisa Tompkins - ***** STAR

“Kathleen Ball pulled at my heartstrings once again. In her typical way, this author crafted a story that touched every one of my emotions and pulled me so far into her story that I felt I was part of it.

My heart ached for pregnant Ryelee as she tried to move past her heartbreaking upbringing and make a life for herself. Her relationship with little Rheenie was heartwarming, and her love for Clint was tender. And though at times my stomach hurt for the way Ryelee was treated, I knew Ms. Ball would give us a romantic hero we could be proud of.

This reader has become a lifelong fan of Kathleen Ball and her wonderful stories, and I cannot wait for more.”-- ClassDreamer'84 - 5 Star


About the Author:
Kathleen Ball has been writing a little over three years. She has four published novels: The Lasso Springs Series--Callie’s Heart and Lone Star Joy are available now.  Stetson’s Storm will be available in Feb 2013 all from Desert Breeze Publishing. She also has the Dawson Ranch Series from Secret Cravings Publishing. Those titles are Texas Haven and Ryelee’s Cowboy.

Kathleen lives in Texas and loves the fact that she can drive out of her subdivision and see cattle. She is a native New Yorker from Rochester, New York.

Kathleen is married and has one son who is a Marine. She started writing when she realized that she was facing an empty nest. Always an avid reader, she writes what she likes, Contemporary Western Romance.

Visit her at her website at www.kathleenballromance.com.


My 4 Star Review

The first two chapters had a feeling of animation to it and was difficult to read. But as I went along and read the interesting plot I looked past that and really enjoyed the story. Book 2 in the Dawson Ranch Series.
The characters Ryelee and Rheenie stood out the most with supporting characters Jimmy, Annie and Burke. I liked the originality of Ryelee's name, fit the character perfectly. Also liked the book cover it draws you in so that you want to read the story.
Truly dissapointed in Clint the cowboy in the story. The man was right in assessing himself; to use his own words "He does not understand women" and made poor choices in his believes and delivery of his love for Ryelee. At first I really liked him but as time went on it diminished and I truly thought he was lacking as man and husband. At times he just did not had the back bone for the hero in the story. He mainly stood out as father protecting his little girl the only true quality I liked, and his dedication to the horse program.
The plot was interesting as we learn about Ryelee and her past. and present problems. A father who had no problems selling her to get out of his own debt. Shoot the man is what I would do. Friends of the father who were only interested in one thing and did not care how they execute it to get their way.
At times sickening of the depth's humans can go to hurt a fellow human being.
But at the end Ryelee's strong spirit and willfulness to have a better life won her more than she could ever hoped for. Her loving care and warm heart touch you so that you really just want to give her a hug.
A good read to all who love a good Western Romance story.


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#cblspromotions presents Unforgiving Ghosts Barrage and Giveaway


Unforgiving Ghosts
by Candy-Ann Little
Published September 14, 2012 by Kingdom Kastle Publishing
Contemporary Inspirational Romance
Heat Level: Sensual
Word Count: 100,000

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Blurb:
As Megan Black tries to outrun the memories of her past, she soon learns that you can't run away from trouble. Can she find peace in God and faith to choose the right path? Or will chasing ghosts cause an unforgiving heart that only leads to destruction?



About the Author:
Candy-Ann Little grew up in a small town in Ohio. She now resides in Michigan with her husband and two adult kids. When she’s not busy writing she enjoys helping with church activities - especially working with children - reading, cooking and baking.

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Excerpt #1:
Megan’s heart burst into tiny fragments. The dark clouds loomed overhead, as if mocking her. The gray, dreary day seemed an indication of her mood. The bright balloons waving solemnly in the wind looked out of place against the field of gray stones. The silver Mylar balloon with ‘Happy Birthday’ inscribed in bold letters further aggravated her misery. It reminded her of the birthdays missed. The parties never thrown, gifts that wouldn’t be unwrapped, cake not eaten - but mostly the absence of a candle marking another year.

“I miss you.” She laid a hand against the cold marble, the chill sinking deep into her soul. A shiver raced through her body, as the wind whipped her long blonde hair around her face.

Tears flowed, coursing a path down her cheeks, making her blue eyes red-rimmed and dim. The grief was so heavy it felt like a rock sitting on top of her heart. The pain and memories floated to the surface. “I’m not strong enough to handle this.” Closing her eyes, Megan tried pushing back the memories. Rubbing her pounding head, as if physically trying to force the doubts back into the dark recess of her mind.  Back where they belonged, back where she could control them.

Her breathing became more erratic, each breath harder to take. Her heart thudded louder than the thunder rolling in the sky. The gray shadows slowly turned into a black abyss. She inhaled a few short breaths, as raindrops pelted her face.

“Not again,” she wheezed. Why did she always have a panic attack when she tried to remember? It had been a year and she still couldn’t face the ghosts of her past. She wanted to scream at God. To ask where He had been in all of this turmoil? But right now it took every ounce of concentration to breathe normally.

The sky threatened to open, pouring wet misery and drenching all hope.  She had to get to the car and make it home before the storm, but her legs wouldn’t move. And then the rain started, a gentle caress that chilled the back of her neck.

The steady tattoo of raindrops beating against the headstone kept perfect time with her heartbeat. The pain slowly crept up, drowning her soul. “I have to leave,” she sobbed. “I can’t live with the memories anymore.”




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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Blood Done Signed my Name Virtual Book Tour and Review


Title The Blood Done Sign my Name
Author M.Ann Ricks
Genre Christian Suspense Romance
Pages 220


Blurb
Are the sins of the father and mother visited upon their sons and daughters?
Undoubtedly damaged, Honey Lamb, like many, is a descendant of an unfortunate legacy of molestation, addiction, murder and bad decisions. For as long as she could remember, she believed the unhappiness she experienced was somehow bequeathed to her. The blood that surged through her veins seemed to be tainted and she often wondered about the DNA she possessed. Experiencing more than her share of misery at the hands of her mother, an alcoholic; the source of all her woes, Honey believed she’d overcome her seemingly checkered path all by herself when she met and married, Mason; a man she loves beyond her own understanding. Unfortunately, unsettling memories emerge to crack the veneer of her seemingly happy existence. Feeling unable to escape what she believed to be her destiny, Honey makes a decision that may have ruined her life. Not realizing God places people in our lives for His purpose, she reluctantly embarks upon a journey that will open her heart to a divine inheritance. Will she accept what God has already given to her or will she shun the invitation of salvation and allow her familial carnal legacy to continue to the next generation? Will she come to understand that Jesus’ blood redeemed us from a self-defeating existence because He became the sinful inheritance for us while at the same time eradicating it forever, giving us a spiritual blood transfusion that would change us all?



About the Author
M. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive.
Using Jesus Christ as her example, as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer. M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be. She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the words that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him.
M. Ann is also what one may consider a motivational/inspirational speaker but she prefers the term, “Godspirational” as one may only be truly inspired, transformed and receive true revelation when hearing the uncompromised word of God. M. Ann also continues to utilize her group insurance knowledge as a Benefits and Network Consultant. Lastly, M. Ann is a Group Fitness instructor as she is determined to keep her natural “temple” fit and ready for the Master’s use!
M. Ann is the author of Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance ,The Son. the much acclaimed, third novel, THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.


PROLOGUENorthern Italy, 1918He hadn’t washed in weeks. The countryside was crawling with “Kraut” and all he could do was think about the full lips that said his name with uninhibited desire. She made him feel invincible and he needed to believe he was. He would have done anything to have and to keep her.Those eyes…She moved over him like a cunning feline. Under her spell, he promised he would keep her brother Tanner quiet about everything. He had no idea how he was going to silence the man who had become his friend, but he wasn't going to let anyone ruin their plans. As he walked back to camp after visiting a makeshift latrine, his thoughts took him back to their night together. Intoxicated by cheap wine, he’d agreed to the pact. She was beautiful, strong, and most of all, determined. He wanted to believe that they would have a good life once this useless war was over.After settling into the muddy trench, he saw something almost imperceptibly move. Italy could have been a beautiful place if it wasn't for this God forsaken war, he thought, rubbing his eyes. He was unbelievably fatigued; so much so that foliage seemed to be moving by itself. He closed his eyes and opened them again to focus. Was there someone or something out there? He couldn't wait until he was back in the U. S. of A. More importantly, he couldn't wait to be with her. He could still smell her. She was a vision… a sweet temptress.




My 5 Star Review

Generational curses healed and redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb. The main topic of this book wonderfully explained for every reader to understand. The effects of disobedience on people when they do not obey the Word of God in a given situation. 
Beautifully and Inspirational written book to learn about faith and God's undying love for every person who calls on His Name.
Taken back to WW1 we learn about Honey and the sins that visited her family because of the desire to have a better life. Secrets that kept them in lies as they try to live. Destroying futures until the message of Salvation and Redemption has been heard, accepted and believed.
We are introduced to Honey Lamb a young woman who believed a lie and paid a price for that lie. Separated from her husband Mason they had to come to terms with the effects on the lie facing their own demons, surrender to the unfailing love of the Cross to get together as a couple once again.
Many secrets had to be revealed in order for Honey to truly understand and make the right decision that would effect her husband, family and marriage.
With a support system of people encouraging her to take the correct steps, helping her to stand when facing with the fears and demons of the past.
I really admired the older woman Ms. Sadie who as a strong believer helped her, encourage her and interceded with her when she faced her trails. Helping her to stand and be strong.
Honey grew from a self conscious woman to a strong woman that faced her life and the decisions she made giving it over to the One who could heal her, bless her and give her a future she never thought possible.
Every character roll was well defined, strong as each played his/her part to help Honey in her darkest hour. Laying down all the guilt and shame to stand up strong learning the truth of the words 
"It is Finished"

Insightful, Inspiring and heart warming making this a delightful book to read.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sara's Promise Book Release Blog Tour & Giveaway




Giveaway!

 In celebration of Deanna's new book release she is having a giveaway! Leave a comment on this site to have your name entered in the drawing for one of four prizes: Two $25 Amazon Gift Cards and 2 paperback copies of Sara's Promise. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you. You can enter at each site of the blog tour for more chances to win! Giveaway starts December 10th and ends December 17th at midnight. Winners will be contacted December 18th after noon.




Sara's Promise
Deanna Lynn Sletten

Book Description:

Do you believe in soul mates?
 William Grafton had the perfect life with his lovely wife, Sara, and two teenaged children. But one day his perfect forever was shattered when Sara died suddenly, leaving him alone to raise his children and wonder how he would ever get through life without his soul mate. Five years later, he finds himself looking into a familiar pair of blue-green eyes that remind him of Sara. The woman is the exact opposite of his late wife, yet he finds he is drawn to her. But after a few strange occurrences, he begins to wonder–are these just coincidences or has his Sara come back to him as she once promised in the form of this new woman?
 Annie Paxton doesn't believe in soul mates or fate. She had watched her father die of a broken heart after her mother passed away and has since cast away any fairy tale ideas of love. Then she meets the man who has been haunting her dreams and she begins to see love in a whole new light. But her dream man is still tied to his deceased wife, and Annie doesn't know if he will ever be able to break away from his past. As strange occurrences unfold, Annie wonders if William could ever truly love her for herself and not for the traits that remind him of Sara.
 Were William and Annie brought together by fate, coincidence or by Sara keeping her promise?

***

Book Excerpt: Annie nodded and watched him walk slowly up the stairs. She walked back over to the patio door and stared out at the beach. Spring in Oregon was beautiful, much warmer than the springs she'd grown up with in Minnesota. Although along the coast, the wind could be quite chilly. It was a Friday afternoon, and a few people were walking along the beach wearing sweaters and jeans to ward off the cool breeze. She thought it strange to be the one looking out for a change instead of looking in. She loved this view, loved how this house sat just high enough above the beach to catch the full view of the ocean. Sunsets must be beautiful here, as well as evenings under the full moon, she thought. How lucky Sara had been to live here with her husband and children.
A sad, hollow feeling swelled inside Annie. Ever since leaving Minnesota and her past behind, she'd found happiness in her life and her work. She had total freedom to come and go as she chose with no ties or schedules to follow, except her own. But this, this was so much more. Children, husband, home. Love. Yes, love. This house was filled with it. Every detail from its design to each piece of furniture had been handled with love. Sara's love, Annie thought, as she wondered about the woman who had unwillingly left this all behind.
She closed her eyes, trying to conjure up an image of Sara in this room, laughing perhaps, teasing, and holding her arms out to her children with such genuine love and affection. She could see her living here, feel her presence. But not all of it was happy and content. Annie felt some anxiety, some regret. Where those Sara's feelings, or her own?


Buy Sara's Promise on Amazon in Kindle, Paperback and on Barnes & Noble Nook
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About Deanna Lynn Sletten:

Deanna Lynn Sletten writes women's fiction novels that go beyond the basic romance novel. Her stories dig deeply into the lives of the characters, giving the reader an in-depth look into their hearts and souls. Deanna has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna started her writing career in the early 1990s writing articles for parenting publications and local newspapers. Over time she transitioned to writing for blogs and websites and was a contributing writer for the women's website, She Knows. In November 2011, she changed course and put all her energy into novel writing and hasn't looked back since.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing in the boat on the lake in the summer.

Connect with Deanna:

Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads  


Giveaway!
 
In celebration of Deanna's new book release she is having a giveaway! Leave a comment on this site to have your name entered in the drawing for one of four prizes: Two $25 Amazon Gift Cards and 2 paperback copies of Sara's Promise. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you. You can enter at each site of the blog tour for more chances to win! Giveaway starts December 10th and ends December 17th at midnight. Winners will be contacted December 18th after noon.


Follow the tour schedule here: www.deannalynnsletten.com


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Open Adoption Open Heart: An adoptive Father's Inspiring Journey Review






Open Adoption, Open Heart

The world of adoption has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. No longer do biological parents have to say goodbye to their child forever. They now have more options when deciding the type of adoption to pursue, such as open adoption. Open adoption creates the opportunity for a special relationship between biological parents, the adoptive parents, and the child.

 Open Adoption, Open Heart is an inspiring and true story, which takes the reader deeper into the feelings and emotions experienced by adoptive parents. As you read this incredible story, you will experience the joys, difficulties, and amazing victories facing adoptive couples. Russell and his wife, Jammie, invite you to share in their inspiring and heartwarming journey.



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Book Trailer:




From the Author: While my book's primary audience was thought to be those hoping to adopt, close to half of the books I've sold are simply people who want to read about our story and how adoption is different now than it used to be- and they have not adopted nor do they plan to adopt.



About the Author:

Russell Elkins was born on Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1977. Along with his five siblings, he and his military family moved around a lot, living in eight different houses by the time he left for college at age 17. Although his family movedaway from Fallon, Nevada, just a few months after he moved out, he still considers that little oasis in the desert to be his childhood hometown. He and his family now live in the Boise, Idaho area.

Russell has always been a family man at heart, looking forward to the day when he could be a husband and a father. It took him a little while, but eventually his eyes locked onto a beautiful blonde, and he has never looked away. Russell and Jammie were married in 2004. Years of struggling with infertility left Russell and Jammie with a decision to make and their lives changed dramatically when they decided to adopt.

Russell and Jammie have adopted two beautiful children, Ira and Hazel, and have embraced their role as parents through open adoption. Both are actively engaged in the adoption community by communicating through social media, taking part in discussion panels, and writing songs about adoption. Russell also writes a weekly post for Adoption.com and contributes regularly to Adoption Voices Magazine.


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My 5 Star Review of this Inspiring story

An Honest and Informative Biography of a couple's open adoptive process giving you a clear picture of what to expect when deciding to go this road. Their willingness to share in great detail such an important time in their lives was wonderful to read and I could experience with them their turmoils, questions, excitement when they finally got the baby in their arms.
Most of us is very fortunate to have children of our own, giving birth and experience the joy of being a parent but for many of us this is not as simply as planning to get pregnant, actually getting pregnant and see how the fetus grow in your belly to form a beautiful individual for which you are responsible.
For many as with Russel and Jammie it was not that easy but yet they were willing to give us a glimpse of this exciting but yet serious time in their lives. Hoping to help other couples to make informative decisions. Helping teenage mothers or any other mother that comes in a difficult situation and they have to give the precious bundle away to some one that will hopefully love the baby just as much as they do.
There is steps to consider, emotions at play during the process that has to be dealt with and when every one is willing to work at it, mature in the decision making it can go smoothly as possible.
There is no easy solution when you find out that you can not conceive the natural way and many people will have their say in this. Trying to give help but in the process do not understand what a couple faces during this period in their lives. You can never judge a person if you did not walk in his/her shoes. That saying is always applicable when facing with life's hard lessons.
What is important for couples is to make informed decision based on the expertise available. Asking questions until you are satisfied and comfortable with the answer that would work best in your world.
When we start out on these lessons we are often naive in our decisions and action but as time go on and you get better informed naivety makes room for knowledge and you can act on that knowledge to pick out a future that suited you best.
Russel's openness and honesty through the process was heart warming. Their honest account draws you into their life and you learn about their unwavering faith that God will show them the right way. They surrounded themselves with a inner circle of like minded people that could help them, pray with them and be sincere with out judging them. This really touched my heart as I read along. They were fortunate to know these people that helped them through this time of decision making.
"Soaked with information" they decided to go with adoption and met up with a young woman who wanted to give her baby to them.
You learn how discreet they were in choosing every detail, helping not only themselves but the birth mother in the process. Getting excited and nervous as you read along. Their honesty and openness toward Brianna was remarkable and I really admire this young lady that was forced to face such a huge step in her young life.
Russel and Jammie were considerate in each step they take to ensure a smooth transition for them all.
Issues of guilt they had to deal all on their own trying to cope with the pressures, taking responsibility for the young woman in their care during the last months of the pregnancy. Each step taking it as it progressed and making it a wonderful experience they cherished.
The waiting period for her to sign the last papers feeling like glorified babysitters. Handling it with much grace and patience. Dealing with emotions after the process was done drawing Brianna in as much as possible without disturbing the family unit.
They experience all of the trails set before them with humility and grace just to say

"Ira is my son"

A wonderful read I can recommend to all parties involved, making a informative decision about the most alternating time in your life.
Thanks Russel and Jammie for giving us a glimpse in your life, may you find Ira a blessing to you and that you would be the parents he will always know and love.  Ordained by a Heavenly Father that cares for you all.



Friday, December 14, 2012

A Pirate's Wife: A Brilliant story from first time author Lynelle Clark

Title A Pirate's Wife
Author Lynelle Clark
Selfpublished as Kindle Edition
Genre Historical Romance (Adventure)
Age restriction: 16

Available at
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Book trailer: 

Blurb


Sheltered growing up Rosa Lee Almaida lived a carefree life after her mother and she experienced a horrific ordeal on the seas and in the middle of Africa when four years old. Meeting her adoptive father the only joy and good experience that occur from it. The man honored by all sailors on sea and land for his bravery and unconditional love. He was her hero, the model of her own husband to be. Now twenty years later she is forced to return to the seas that took the life of many including her birth father.
Abducted from her parents’ castle in Portugal, Rosa Lee Almaida became part of a ransom to The Falcon, a brutal Pirate King on the Island of Madagascar in exchange for her younger brother Pedro’s life.
She faced The Falcon’s son Roberto de Ville, a man equally fierce but with a hidden agenda.
Reliving her past on the voyage she found that she admired the Pirate for his leadership and skill but can she look past his pirate exterior to see the man for who he is? Through the inscriptions her parents left in their diaries she make a choice to safe her life.
In unexpected turn of events she had to trust him unconditionally, believing that her life would be spared. Giving herself over to the love and intimacy from this man she craved.
Taking Rosa Lee from Portugal, Roberto brings her to the Falcon on the Isle of St Mary. From stories told by her brother his thoughts were settled from the start that she would be his. While listening to her and saw her bravery through a daring escape he knew that this was the woman he waited for all his life. Willing to set the life of Piracy away but first he had to set a plan in motion to change his life forever. He could trust only Pierre his second in command to bring it to fruitation.
At the end the out come startled her. The biggest lesson learned.
NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.
It does contain love scenes and fowl language since it portrays real events with authentic people. Parental Guidance of 16 is advice.


Word From the Author

This was one story I truly loved to write. I love romance mixed with adventure and action. Telling a story that draws the reader in as I myself like when reading a good book. Delivering a message and making the blood boil all at the same time. All elements of a good book.
This was one great journey facing many challenges during the writing and publishing of this book. Meeting new people and facing new challenges as I went along.
Still learning but so far a thrilling ride.
The story itself was picked from a book I read awhile back but in my humble opinion lacked certain answers feeling like a cliffhanger at the end and I wanted to finish it. This is my version of the journey these people faced in the book. Continuing by adding more characters by answering questions I felt were unanswered. I never liked a cliffhanger in a book unless it is part of a series. But a stand alone needs a conclusion, bringing everything together so that you feel you have reached the pinnacle of the characters life. Making sense of the struggles the characters faced during the book.

Thanks for all the support so far, hoping I can draw you in my world and keep you glued to the pages of every book out of my pen.


Reviews on Amazon:

5 Stars
This is a great read! This story begins in the 1600's and spans a twenty year period. The main characters "chronicle" their hardships aboard a sailing vessel, and the devastation they suffered after a storm claimed the ship. Rosa-Lee, and her parents are well-rounded and believable, as is the mysterious Roberto. Rosa-Lee finds herself in the middle of an elaborate scheme that she doesn't fully understand, and the romance that unfolds takes her by surprise.
Anyone who enjoys historical romance will love this. I highly recommend this book, for ages 17 and up (erotic content).

4 Stars
I was pleasantly surprised when I read this book. Lynelle asked me to read it and review it. It had a lot of action and was well written. It was also a very fast read. Rosa Lee was a very strong character, and when she meets Roberto she doesn't know really what to think of him. But in the end she finds out that you really can't judge a book by it's cover. I suggest you read this, you'll like it.

5 Stars
The one quality all readers want form a writer is clean crisp writing, which is what is delivered in this story that unfolds seamlessly in this pirate drama that constantly begs you to look ahead, but glues you to each page. This is a highly recommended book that is a real sleeper. A definite buy.

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