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Author Interview & #Review of A Stranger She Can Trust (Escape Club Heroes) by Regan Black w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @ReganBlack @reganbauthor

A Stranger She Can Trust

by Regan Black

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GENRE: Romantic suspense

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BLURB:

Outside a busy Philadelphia nightclub, a woman stumbles from her taxi. Beaten and bruised, she is an amnesiac who must rely on a handsome stranger to help her uncover her identity. Carson Lane—a paramedic with his own dark history—can’t help but bring this beautiful, vulnerable woman under his wing. As they begin unraveling who she really is, he realizes falling in love could be the biggest risk of all.

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Excerpt Three:

“Would you like us to take you home or call a friend or family member for you?” Grant asked.

A fresh bolt of panic shot through her like white-hot lightning streaking through a dark sky. The sensation left her gasping. She knew what they were asking. She knew what it meant to call someone. She just couldn’t remember the numbers or names that would connect her to someone familiar. The concept of family made her feel marginally better and a thousand times worse, though the word didn’t induce quite as much dread as friend did. Alexander was the name on the matchbook, and Grant and Carson were here and had been kind to her. Those three names were the extent of her world.

She wanted answers as much as the men asking the questions.

“No. I guess not.” She studied the man named Grant sitting behind his desk. The hard jaw and thick build gave off an air of no-nonsense toughness, but his warm brown gaze didn’t induce any fear, and the gray hair salting his temples added a trust factor.

“I can’t tell you where I live. I mean, I don’t know the answer.” She fisted her hands in frustration, and her short fingernails bit into her palms. “I don’t know who to call. The names…” Her breath rattled in and out of her chest. How could her head feel so full and empty at the same time? “The names are just gone,” she finished in a hoarse whisper.

Welcome Regan Black! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.

 

Thanks so much for having me here and helping me celebrate the release of A Stranger She Can Trust today. I’m a wife and mom and I love spending the majority of my days in fictional worlds with imaginary friends under the ‘strict’ supervision of our greyhound, Bandit, and two cats.

Is A Stranger She Can Trust a single title, or part of a series?

 

This romantic suspense novel stands alone, but is part of the Escape Club Heroes mini-series. The premise of the Escape Club is a place where people can come for help with situations that might fall through the cracks of typical law enforcement. In addition, the club owner – a former police officer – often employs firefighters and other first responders when they are in tough situations.

 

Please share your setting for A Stranger She Can Trust. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?

 

The book is set in Philadelphia and the club is located in a refurbished warehouse on a pier on the Delaware River. When I was little we lived in Philly for about a year and visited the Liberty Bell before it was moved to its current location. I was too young to remember much about that time, but we did recently visit the city as part of my son’s college search. I think Philly is a dynamic and fascinating city with the contrast of history and contemporary advances.


When did the writing bug first bite?

 

I’ve been in love with books for as long as I can remember. Reading and writing were a safe escape for me because I was a ridiculously shy child. Writing books wasn’t something I thought I had the time or talent for, but I’m very glad that a rather ‘desperate’ experiment when our kids were young revealed how much I enjoy crafting stories.

Who are you favorite authors, book/series?

 

A lifelong, avid reader, I have so many favorite authors and books and I adore historical romance novels. Sabrina Jeffries, Julia Quinn, and Lisa Kleypas would top that list. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, pretty much anything Nora Roberts writes, the Isaac Bell novels by Clive Cussler, just to name a few.


If you could have an author roundtable discussion with any authors, who would you invite?

 

Ray Bradbury, Nora Roberts, Clive Cussler, Eloisa James, and C.S. Lewis.

Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?

 

We enjoy spending time as a family playing video games, board games, and movies. We should probably post a sign warning visitors that any mention of Marvel or Star Wars will inevitably result in an hours-long discussion packed with opinions and theories. Unless it’s the hockey playoffs, then visitors should expect a distinct lack of conversation while the game is on.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?

 

Hahaha. In this age of the internet where the unexpected and bizarre is a mere click or search typo away? One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen was the time one of our foster greyhounds leaped onto the bathroom counter to admire her reflection.

What is the one thing that you would tell an aspiring writer to do?

 

I encourage aspiring writers with some of the best advice I received early on. Ask yourself what it is you’re writing when the story is flowing effortlessly. Write more of that.

The sooner we learn to honor and follow our natural strengths, the sooner we find the joy in our writing process and that joy makes all the difference as we build our skills and stories.

 

Oh, my.  I haven’t read a Romantic Suspense from Harlequin in a while and I’m sure glad that I read this one.  Ms. Black blew me away with Lissa and Carson.  The suspense was there in spades.  The action/danger…check.  The romance…not so much as a traditional romance but the respect, ying and yang of them…you bet.  Let me try to explain.

In romantic suspense, there are no flowers, unicorns or normally dating per se.  Ms. Black knows this but it’s the little things that Carson would do for Lissa.  His sister’s clothes for instance.  The oil that she needed to help her heal.  The comfort food.  It all added up to be romantic.  Lissa’s gestures of cooking, never giving him an inch when it came to his abilities to help other help and his paramedic skills.  Plus, the boldness that Lissa had in the truck.  Delicious, in my book.  It showed a side of her that I didn’t expect and it was welcomed.

I won’t go into the plot of the book but I will say that I loved that Carson’s partner, Sarah and Lissa’s friend, Noelle were connected.  You have to read the book to find out how but it made the plot that much richer.  It was almost like Carson and Lissa were destined to meet in a sense.  *wink*  Which, by the way, the plot was just too engrossing for me.  I never did figure it out until Ms. Black spelled it out for me.  Normally, I can figure it all out but not with this one.

I also liked the whole Escape Club.  Grant is awesome and I need to go back and read the other stories in the connected series.  The whole idea that the club is the central point intrigues me.  I haven’t read a connected romantic suspense series in a while and I will definitely be picking this one up.  Ms. Black kept me on my toes with how she plotted out this story.  The pacing is great, the characters wonderful, even if Lissa’s parents weren’t, and the action wasn’t too over the top.

If you haven’t discovered Harlequin’s Romantic Suspense line.  You should.  When I read Ms. Black’s backlist I about died.  She’s written with Debra Webb.  SQUEE!!!!!  She’s written in the Colby’s world.  *thud*

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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Regan Black, a USA Today bestselling author, writes award-winning, action-packed romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels featuring daring heroines and sexy heroes. Raised in the Midwest and California, she and her family, along with their adopted greyhound and two arrogant cats, reside in the South Carolina Lowcountry where the rich blend of legend, romance, and history fuels her imagination.

 

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Author Interview & #Review of Jersey Diner by Lisa Diane Kastner w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @lisadkastner

Jersey Diner

by Lisa Diane Kastner

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GENRE:   commercial romance

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BLURB:

Lauren has a dead end job as a waitress at the Oaklyn Diner. She becomes ecstatic when the diner is chosen to be the focal point of an upcoming movie, *Jersey Diner,* starring Jonathan Pearce. When filming ends she moves to California to start a new life with him. Lauren quickly discovers that all that she thought was real and true are in question.

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Excerpt Three:

“Here’s a copy of the script, read through it and then go over the scenes with the girl.”

“I can try. I never acted so I don’t know how much of a help I’ll be.”

He plopped it into my arms. The script weighed more than a stacked tray.

“This isn’t about acting. It’s about realism. That’s why we need your help. You’re a real waitress and this one just doesn’t get it.” He smirked. “If I could get ten cents for every time one of these actresses thought they could feel their way through a part. I’d be a zillionaire. Then give me a dime for every time they were wrong. Oh. I’d be …” He stopped. “Start reading.”  

I had opened the cover and started flipping through the pages.

“Good. I knew you’d be the right person for the job. We’ll pay you for your time. You can be our ‘Resident Expert on Serving.’ Ya know, like a martial arts expert.”

“Fun.”    

Welcome Lisa! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.
Hi and thank you for having me.  I’m originally from the East Coast. Grew up a Jersey girl and migrated to Philadelphia and then New York, and I now reside in Los Angeles with my amazing husband and our two kittens (The Master and Margarita). I am a book nerd (I read everything), a foodie (yes, please!), a sporadic worker outer (I think I just made up that word), and a music fiend. I love traveling and head to some place foreign every chance I have.


Is JERSEY DINER a single title, or part of a series?
Great question – it’s a single title but the characters show up as secondary characters in other books.


What were your inspirations for the story?

I wrote Jersey Diner because I was interested in why someone obsesses over another and what would prompt that obsession. When I was a teenager I was on USA Network’s Dance Party USA and had several fans. Some of which tracked down my address and phone number and decided to call me on a regular basis.  Luckily none of them were truly obsessive and it made me wonder what if someone was more determined?  Also, I had crushes when I was in junior high and high school but wasn’t very good at socializing so I wanted to explore what if someone took that crush to an extreme and that’s how I came up with Lauren.

 

When I first began writing Jersey Diner all of the imagery and references that came up were very mid-80s. I liked the contrast of the 1980s bright colors (blue eyeliner and bright yellow shirts) and pop songs (Wake Me Up, Before You Go-Go (Wham!), Like A Virgin (Madonna), Tainted Love (Soft Cell), Don’t You Want Me (Human League), Every Breath You Take (Police), Don’t You Forget about Me (Simple Minds), Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield). Everything seemed innocent and yet there was a dark undertone with the impending fall of Wall Street in 1987. Which is a nice parallel to the events in the book.  


Please share your setting for JERSEY DINER. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?

I grew up in New Jersey although the town in the book is fictional it’s based on Pennsauken and Oaklyn areas in the mid-80s. I think the descriptions and the vibe in the book are pretty spot on. It’s an environment in which everybody knows everyone else. Lots of great people. And a world that’s changing from being small town with local businesses to large retail companies coming in and putting the little guy out of business.  It’s a world where blue collar workers are having hard times finding jobs while those who are college graduates are having an easier time and those with no degrees are kind of stuck in limbo. It’s a place with a huge heart, a big laugh, and a lot of dreams.

When did the writing bug first bite?

Others knew I was a writer before me. My stepmother, Violet Smith sent me a white journal with gold leafing and encouraged me to write. My father taught me out how to write AP (Associated Press) and the reverse pyramid, before I hit my teens. I hid in my bedroom and wrote comic books and musings. I could be found at any time with my nose in a book or losing myself in television shows. I escaped into worlds that I created or that someone else created. I guess it was inevitable that I should be a writer. Now, if you talked to me when I was a kid, I would have told you that I was destined to be a rock star even though I was terrified of singing solo in public (still am).


Who are you favorite authors, book/series?

The list is gonna be long and not inclusive. Here we go: Anne Frank, Ann Rice, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Junot Diaz (love, love, love), Carolyn Turgeon (love, love, love), Jennifer Egan, Tom Perrotta, Da Chen, Sara Gruen, A. S. Byatt, Hannah Tinti (love, love, love), Charles Baxter, Jincy Willett, Paulo Coelho, Jhumpa Lahiri, Italo Calvino, Jamie Ford, J.K.Rowling …. And a bajillion more.


If you could have an author roundtable discussion with any authors, who would you invite?
Everyone mentioned above although I’m pretty sure it would either be a KILLER PARTY or mass chaos would ensue.  Not sure. Either way booze, hot tubs, tunes, and board games would need to be involved.


Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?
I love yoga, Zumba, running (ok, technically it’s fast walking/jogging but for me it’s running), reading, museums, traveling, and I’m a foodie. I’m also a music nerd.  So, the traveling, foodie and music nerd parts all definitely come out in the novels.  I have a book, LUSCIOUS, which will come out sometime in 2018/2019 and much of the book explores different eateries and bars in the Philadelphia area while following the main character in her “exploits”. 😉


What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?

When I was nine, I died on the operating table. At one point when I was unconscious, I could feel this pull and a presence. I started scrambling, like scratching to pull myself back. I yelled, “I’m not done yet!” and then I woke up in the hospital attached to a dozen gizmos and with my parents at my bedside. So, that was pretty freaky.


What is the one thing that you would tell an inspiring writer to do?
Keep writing.

 

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REVIEW WILL BE LATER IN THE DAY.  I’M SO SORRY.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Lisa is a former correspondent for the Philadelphia Theatre Review and Features Editor for the Picolata Review, her short stories have appeared in magazines and journals such as StraightJackets Magazine and HESA Inprint. In 2007 Kastner was featured in the Fresh Lines @ Fresh Nine, a public reading hosted by Gross McCleaf Art Gallery.

She founded Running Wild Writers and is the former president of Pennwriters, Inc. (www.pennwriters.com). She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University, her MBA from Pennsylvania State and her BS from Drexel University (She’s definitely full of it). Her novel THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS was shortlisted in the fiction category of the William Faulkner Words and Wisdom Award and her memoir BREATHE was a semi-finalist in the nonfiction category of the same award.

Lisa presented at a TEDx in Seattle on The Power of Connecting. And presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) on the “You Sent Us What?” panel.

Born and raised in Camden, New Jersey The Redness migrated to Philadelphia in her twenties and eventually transported to Los Angeles, California with her partner-in-crime and ever-talented husband. They nurture two felonious felines who anxiously encourage and engage in little sparks of anarchy.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fieryredone

Twitter: @lisadkastner

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Website: lisadianekastner.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jersey-Diner-Say-Youre-Only/dp/0997778806/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490138826&sr=1-3

 

The book is on sale for $0.99.

 

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#Review of Luke’s Redemption (a King Security novel #1) by debut author Annie Fife w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @AnniFifeAuthor

Luke’s Redemption

by Anni Fife

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GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

Chased by her criminal kingpin father, Katya Dalca runs to New Orleans and straight into the arms of Luke Hunter. Sucked into the carnal world of the French Quarter, she succumbs to Luke’s potent sexuality. He not only steals her breath, he steals her heart and the only leverage she has against her father. She is left with no choice except to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life alone.

Undercover DEA agent Luke Hunter thought his newest assignment—recover a stolen flash drive to gain the trust of the Russian mob—was like any other. But his target brings him to his knees, and after one taste of her intoxicating beauty, he’s in too deep. Doing his job means walking away, leaving his heart behind with nothing but a promise to reunite. It’s a promise he can’t keep.

When Katya’s past reaches out and her world unravels, her only hope is the one man she is most vulnerable to—Luke.

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Excerpt One:

The smell of beignets wafted up and distracted, I lifted the bag and took a deep breath. Whoosh! Fine sugar blew up out of the bag and coated me.

“Shit, honey, you look sweet all over.”

Oh, just great.

Blinking sugar out of my eyes I looked up. And up. He was tall, well over six foot. Midnight-blue eyes rimmed by a deeper blue-black smoldered lazily down at me. “You’re holding the best beignets in the world. You gonna stand there or you going to take a bite?”

“Umm.” Jeez, Katya. Say something.

“Here, let me hold that for you.” He took the coffee from my hand. “Go on, babe. Take a bite. It’ll be the best thing you’ll ever taste.”

Still struck dumb, I did what he asked and lifted a beignet out of the bag and took a big bite. Oh! It was like sinking my teeth into a sweet pillow of ambrosia.

“Good huh?”

I nodded and stared back at him. Then, without uttering a word, I stuffed the rest of the beignet into my mouth. He grinned at me, shaking his head. “Want to wash it down with this?” He held out my coffee.

My fingers brushed against his. Yikes! I couldn’t stop the slight tremor caused by his touch. I took a gulp of coffee – half rich chicory, half hot milk – and finally found my voice. “Would you like one?” I offered the bag of beignets to him.

“Would be like taking candy from a baby,” he grinned. “But don’t worry, I’ve got my own.” He dangled a packet like mine in front of me.

Then we both stood there and smiled at each other while we gorged on sugary donuts. He would reach for my coffee to free my hand. Then after I ate some fluffy yumminess, he’d hand it back to me so I could take a sip. We swallowed the last of our beignets and licked our fingers.

I didn’t even know his name, yet I was more turned on than I had ever been in my life.

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Welcome Anni Fife. Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.

I grew up in the city and spent thirty years following a successful career in TV and video production. A little under two years ago, I turned my life upside down. I shut down my production company, gave up my apartment, and packed up my entire life to relocate to a small seaside village…to become an author. For the first time in my adult life, I chose to follow the beat of my heart and do what I love. I haven’t had a moment’s regret since!

Is Luke’s Redemption a single title, or part of a series?

It is the first book of my King Security Series but it’s still a standalone love story. As a reader I enjoy reading series, but each book must be a standalone in their story structure. There is nothing better than having characters you’ve grown to love continue to appear in new stories. So when I wrote Luke’s Redemption I instinctively created characters that would have longevity. It’s fun to develop characters slowly over a series, waiting for just the right time for them to put up their hand for their own story.

There are at least six novels planned for this series, perhaps more. The next up is Gray’s Promise. It’s set in New York and Denton, Texas. Grayson Walker is Luke’s best friend, and he’s a wicked charmer. Zoey Morgan is his one-and-only. Torn apart by horrific tragedy, Gray and Zoey still carry the emotional scars fourteen years later. We follow their fraught reconciliation, and the unknown evil stalking them. Their journey is filled with pain, and a heart-wrenching beauty. And, of course, sexual chemistry so scorching it still gets me in a hot sweat when I think about it. I hope to release Gray’s Promise later in the year.

How did you come up with the plot for the story?

I’ve found out that I come up with one of my lead characters first, and the plot seems to follow. Luke’s Redemption was the first book I’d ever written, or even attempted to write. I don’t know what triggered my creative muse, but a few nights before my departure from the city, I started to think about Katya Dalca. Suddenly I could hear her footsteps beating a desperate rhythm down a dark road in the early hours of the morning. It was dead quiet. New Orleans was hung over from Mardi Gras. I watched her, and realized I was looking through the scope of a sniper lens. Was I her hunter or her hero? Or both? My story unfurled at such a rapid pace I spent the next hour typing manically on my iPhone. When I turned off the light, I had the beginnings of my novel. The next time I looked at it was a month later, when I sat down to write.

Please share your setting for Luke’s Redemption. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?

Luke’s Redemption starts off in the French Quarter of New Orleans. I visited there many years ago and absolutely freaking loved it. The food, the music, the people,…it all blew me away. So when my debut novel screamed for a seductive location, I had no choice but to set it in NOLA. I had a lot of fun using real restaurants and bars, which I think adds richness and interest for readers.

Most of the book plays out in New York City. I was looking for the right place to put Thane Kingsley and his Security Company. He’s sophisticated, rich, and a total mystery. I’ve visited NYC several times, and its diversity and energy is one of a kind. So is King, so NY seemed like the only place to locate him. It also offered so many wonderful locations for the different characters that make up the series. I use a mixture of real restaurants and places as well as some fictionalized ones. This keeps the reader guessing!


When did the writing bug first bite?

I think I was around three or four when I was gifted with a pop-up book of Sleeping Beauty. I loved that book! I read it over and over until the pop-ups were in tatters. Maybe that’s where I got my love of romance and HEA’s? Seriously, I always loved making up stories in my head, but I never believed writing novels was a feasible career choice. I’d daydream about it, but my decision to follow my passion was sudden. A confluence of life events and opportunities that came together and ended with me making this life-changing decision.


Who are you favorite authors, book/series?

The most influential author in my romance writing is probably Kristen Ashley. When she releases a new book, I turn it into a day of celebration. Out come chocolates, the red wine and a comfy pillow. Then I curl up and spend the whole day alternatively laughing and weeping—and, of course, crossing my legs to contain the delicious tingles of desire. Her alpha heroes invade my dreams. Her heroines are funny and beautifully accessible. And her stories are both heartbreaking and uplifting.


If you could have an author roundtable discussion with any authors, whom would you invite?

Kristen Ashley—I love most of her books.

Wally Lamb— He takes years to finish each novel and no wonder. His characters are filled with a depth and humanity I can only aspire to reach. The man is sheer brilliance on a page. Everybody has to read ‘She Comes Undone’ at least once in their lifetime.

Wilbur Smith—When he was in his prime and writing books like ‘When The Lion Feeds’.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—This Nigerian author writes like an angel. ‘Purple Hibiscus’ and ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ are two of my all time favorite books. Her characters literally jump off the page and into your heart.


Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?

Besides reading, walking on the beach, and hanging with friends, drinking red wine and gabbing the day away…I love to scuba dive. I’m a master diver and have dived all over the world. There’s nothing quite like floating in the big blue, and losing myself for an hour to a world I rarely have access to.


What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?

I worked for a time in Abu Dhabi in The United Arab Emirates. The company I was contracted to employed a lot of Emirati women. The ladies bathrooms in our offices were not only very lavish, they also provided me the most extraordinary experience. In the communal lounge area the women would take the opportunity to remove their black hijab and abayas, refresh their make-up and gab with each other. The surprise was what they were wearing beneath their traditional garb. It was gobsmacking…but I’m sworn to secrecy. LOL!


What is the one thing that you would tell an aspiring writer to do?

Write!

Lord have mercy this book was dirty.  I mean that in a good way, too.  It’s been a while since I’ve read an erotic romantic suspense and Ms. Fife’s debut does not disappoint.  I know that I normally don’t lead off a review with the sex part but DANG!  Seriously, like a cold shower was needed.  That said, I found that I may have skipped some of it at times.  I know, right?  I never skip those scenes but I felt like they needed to communicate a bit more.

You see this book covers 6 years.  Yes, 6 years and it’s a long book, too.  I felt like I was on a roller coaster most of the time but I loved it.  Luke, at times, was too alpha for me.  He broke his promises too many times to Katya and she kept coming back to him.  I don’t like when the heroine has to keep forgiving the hero because he’s a dimwit.  In my eyes, he’s not a douche or even an unredeemable person but I felt like Katya didn’t need to keep suffering with Luke when she had plenty of that with her father.

The setting is perfect for their story.  I know, I’ve never been to NOLA but they way Ms. Fife uses the 5 senses, I really felt like I was there.  In the story and most writers don’t get that.  She did and I loved it.  Plus…come on…New York City!!!!  I’ve been there and I can’t wait to go back.  I know it sounds like I didn’t like the story but I truly did.  Ms. Fife’s debut knocked my panties, I mean my socks off.  Sexy, provocative, suspenseful and a heroine that I demanded that she get that HEA…I was hooked from the first page.  I just wish Luke wasn’t as alpha for me.

I know it sounds like I didn’t like the story but I truly did.  Ms. Fife’s debut knocked my panties, I mean my socks off.  Sexy, provocative, suspenseful and a heroine that I demanded that she get that HEA…I was hooked from the first page.  I just wish Luke wasn’t as alpha for me.  Ms. Fife’s writing is breathtaking.  She takes you into the story and never let’s go.  I really felt Katya’s despair and Luke’s helplessness in the book.  My heart broke for both of them but at different times.  No author has ever been able to do that to me.  The book is fast paced, even though its long.  It was over before I knew it.

I can’t wait to read Gray’s book next.  Ms. Fife has a defiant winner on her hands and a great start to a series.  Bravo!  Plus, I must find out about Thane.  *wink*

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Last year, Anni Fife closed the door on a twenty-year successful career in television production, to fulfill her lifelong passion, writing. In the space of one month, she closed her business, packed up her city life and moved to a small seaside village. ‘My writing has always been constrained by client briefs,’ Anni says. ‘Now, I finally have the opportunity to write to the beat of my own heart.’ LUKE’s Redemption is Anni’s debut novel and she hopes you enjoy it as much as she loved writing it. Anni loves to spend hours walking on the beach searching for pansy shells, more hours drinking red wine with her gal posse, and the most hours writing romance novels filled with women you can relate to and men you love to dream about. She is currently working on her second novel, GRAY’s Promise.

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