Monday, April 21, 2014

Love Comes Calling


About

A girl with the best of intentions.
A heart set on Hollywood.
An empty pocketbook.
That's all it takes for Ellis Eton to find herself working as a telephone operator for a look-alike friend. For Ellis, this job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get her a start in the movies. She's tired of always being a disappointment to her traditional Boston family, and though she can't deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips, either. It's simple: avoid Griff's attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call...with her very own Griff as the target.

With an endearing heroine as her lead, Siri Mitchell takes readers on a madcap tale of love and discovering one's true desires!


Review:

Born into one of Boston's First Families, Ellis Eton has high expectations placed upon her shoulders. Ellis has difficulty meeting those expectations and she considers herself a 'dumb Dora'. It seems no matter her intentions every attempt to succeed ends with the refrain 'Oh, Ellis!' She dreams of running away to Hollywood and becoming an actress. Ellis believes that the only time she can do well is when she is pretending to be someone else.
She is asked to take the place of her friend Janie as a telephone operator, while Janie attends her mother's funeral. Janie and Ellis look so much like twins family members can be fooled. Ellis can't let her parents know she is posing as a working girl. So she pretends to be Janie.
On her first day as a telephone operator, Ellis accidently overhears a conversation in which two men discuss harming her next door neighbor and friend Griffin.
Using her knowledge of movies plots, Ellis decides to become a sleuth and solve the mystery of who is threatening Griff. The madcap investigation has begun. Reminiscent of old Hollywood movies, Ellis moves between the worlds of prohibition era speakeasys, Boston's Beacon Hill and the 1920's workplace in order to solve the mystery and save her beau.
Ellis is a very different type if heroine. Insecure, with undiagnosed attention deficit she finds herself failing as a student at Radcliffe. I believe her lack of self esteem will resonate with readers. She wants to please her parents who expect her to fill a traditional role, but can't make herself fit the mold. She doesn't believe she will be loved if she is herself.
The storyline is both humorous as we follow Ellis's adventures, and serious as she and her friends deal with issues of drinking, out of wedlock pregnancy and the graft and corruption of public officials during prohibition. Griffin is a football star with a future in politics. Although he easily fits into his role in society, he is the only one who loves Ellis just as she is.
Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell is an accurate look at life in the 'Roaring 20's'. At the same time, the book includes issues that readers can relate to in today's society. Ellis is a sweet girl and you will want her to find her happily ever after.

About the Author:
Siri Mitchell

Siri Mitchell is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business

Buy:

Loves Comes Calling is available for purchase in paperback and ebook online from Bethany House, and from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com.
For more information visit Bethany House - http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/love-comes-calling/339980


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Charred Heart by Lizzy Ford


 


BLURB:
A modern day retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”
***Recommended for ages 18+ due to multiple, creative, detailed, steamy, sexy-time adult situations.***
For a thousand years, Chace has searched for a way to break the curse placed on him by a moody jilted lover. He’s a dragon shifter, one who can’t control when the magic will force him into a different form. He’s already lost everyone he ever cared about a few times over and doesn’t know how much longer he’s meant to suffer.
At his wit’s end, he makes a deal with a mysterious figure that offers him what he wants most – an end to his misery – in exchange for everything that’s his: His life, his power. His heart.
The next day, he meets Skylar, a modern day dragon slayer whose mission is to cage him – or kill him. Sexy, witty and brave, she is the yin to his yang, the woman destined to break the curse, balance his magic and make his broken heart whole. 
Except it’s too late. Not only has he sealed his fate, but an innocent one-night-stand with Skylar has dragged her into the middle of a deal with the devil, one she won’t escape, if he can’t convince her that dragon shifters aren’t her enemies. 

REVIEW:
Why do readers love Lizzy Ford books? I can only speak for myself, and for the fans I have met on her Facebook fan page. Lizzy Ford writes a variety of genres: Science Fiction, Paranormal, and Contemporary. She writes YA, NA and Adult romance. The common denominator in all her books is that romance comes from unexpected places. Her characters don't have perfect lives, which make them all the more real and beloved by readers.
Charred Heart is the first book in her steamy Heart of Fire series. It is an adult romance. Her second book in the series Charred Tears is now available. Chance, the main character in this book, is a dragon shifter who is weary of life. Cursed for breaking a woman's heart, he must live as an immortal shifter. He feels alone and isolated from his shifter friends who were born as magical beings and are capable of being killed in battle. Chance's life is turned upside down when he meets dragon slayer Skyler. They both battle an attraction to their supposed enemy. Chance and Skyler have to learn the truth about themselves and discover who is their friend and foe. Be prepared for a Lizzy Ford cliffhanger that will leave you craving more.


BIO:
Lizzy Ford is the author of over twenty books written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. 
Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

ONLINE LINKS: 

Website: http://www.guerrillawordfare.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LizzyFordBooks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LizzyFord2010
Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/106728579413949863215/#106728579413949863215/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4558309.Lizzy_Ford
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lizzy-Ford/e/B004XTTYOC/ 
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lizzy-Ford/e/B004XTTYOC/ 
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/LizzyFord
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lizzy-ford
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Search?query=Lizzy%20Ford&fcsearchfield=Author 
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lizzy-ford/id416011470?mt=11 
Sony: https://ebookstore.sony.com/author/lizzy-ford_198927 
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/LizzyFord
Hyperlinked: Website, Lizzy Ford Books on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, Amazon author page  

BUY NOW LINK:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Charred-Heart-1-Fire-ebook/dp/B00GTC1412/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charred-Heart-1-Fire-ebook/dp/B00GTC1412/
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/charred-heart-lizzy-ford/1117483598?ean=2940149050758
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/charred-heart-1-heart-of-fire
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/380355 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18716456-charred-heart 

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Midwinter Eve Giveaway Hop

 
 
 
For the Giveaway Hop I am offering your choice of the paperback or audiobook version of Unleashed by New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Viguie.
 
Winners will be selected by random.org. To enter sign up on my page on GFC (Google Friend Connect) and just comment below with an email to contact you. If you would like to find out about future giveaways by myself and others join me on my facebook page Lisa Graziano.
 

 
 
 


Charred Tears by Lizzy Ford

Looking for a paranormal romance? Lizzy Ford has just released her second dragon shifter book - Charred Tears. Book one is Charred Heart. Both are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Saved by the Spell by Casey Keen

Title: Saved by the Spell (Book Two of the Anna Wolfe Series)

Author: Casey Keen

Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance

Release Date: October 11, 2013

Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

 

 
Blurb:

Two worlds in danger.

 A Grand Witch behind bars.

 A stunning Werewolf and a devilishly handsome Warlock’s pursuit for her affections.

 You think you have it bad? Grand Witch Anna Wolfe awakens to find herself imprisoned by Micah, the Prince of Darkness. Micah’s on a quest for world domination—and it’s not just the Netherworld that’s in danger. The human world is threatened as well. Now, it’s up to Anna to escape from Micah's clutches so she can locate The Scholars and an ancient book before both falls into the wrong hands.

 
With a fiercely loyal Werewolf and immensely powerful Warlock by her side, what can go wrong? 

 A lot apparently. 
 

If fighting off the Prince of Darkness wasn’t enough, Anna’s emotions are a whirlwind, as she battles between what fate demands and what she actually wants.

 



 

Author Bio:
I was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the suburban outskirts of this amazing city. I love anything paranormal and/or supernatural - seriously I live in Philadelphia! For those of you who don’t know, this city is an awesomely haunted place! This healthy paranormal addiction has provided me the motivation to write my first book, “I’ll Be Damned.” I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and I'm currently working on the Anna Wolfe Series

 

Links:
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7020153.Casey_Keen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorcasey.keen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnaWolfeSeries


 



 

 

 

Excerpt:

 Heat flows under my skin like lava, boiling in my chest. I shift in the prison chair, hoping to displace my sudden fury. Micah turns back to me, smiling like a child.

“Ah, Valen,” he smiles coyly, “your Achilles heel.”

Hearing Valen’s name passing through his repulsive lips angers me more. “I'm going to kill you,” I promise him.

Micah strides over to me, bending down until he's right next to my ear. “I'm going to find him Anna... then I'm going to torture him over and over again while you watch,” he whispers softly, lightly grazing my earlobe with his lip. “I'm going to kill him right in front of you and once I’m finished with him, I am going to kill all of your family and friends—one by one, until you have no one left but me,” he finishes. “You are mine Anna, and nothing you can do will ever change that.”
My jaw tightens and I grind my teeth in anger. I squirm violently, attempting to spell the bindings off me. Rage takes over, blinding me of all rational thoughts. I need to get out of this chair and save Valen—as well as everyone else. The constraints refuse to budge and my magic is still unresponsive. I calm down unwillingly, deciding to conserve my energy. I glower at Micah as he throws his head back, laughing victoriously.



Review:
Savannah really heats up when Anna Wolfe moves to town. Saved by the Spell is Book 2 of The Anna Wolfe Series. I would recommend you read book 1 - I'll be Damned first.   Casey Keen takes us on a humorous and thoroughly enjoyable trip as Anna discovers her identity as a Grand Witch and searches for a magical book that everyone wants to control. She is a great character, smart and full of spunk. Her sister Janie, and friends Kristy and Martello are the kind of characters that you hope to see again. There is an attractive villain, Micah who happens to be the Prince of Darkness, and two gorgeous heroes Valen (a werewolf) and Roman (a warlock). Casey Keen does a wonderful job of keeping the reader guessing and when the book is over, wanting the next book in the series.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Spooktacular

Giveaway Book - I'll be Damned by Casey Keen or a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to pick your own Halloween book. To enter just add your name to GFC on my page and comment below with your email address so I can contact you if you win. Winner will be selected by Random.org. More book giveaways and reviews so come back soon :)