Monday, March 30, 2015


Human. Angel. Demon.

Three species that have coexisted since the beginning of time, although humankind is blissfully unaware of the predators and protectors that walk among them. But there is a new threat emerging that affects them all.

The story begins when an innocent girl is saved from certain death by a man who straddles the worlds of darkness and light. Their relationship holds the key to saving everyone.

Get in. Get the job done. Get out. Get paid.
It’s a simple motto that I’ve lived by for the last five years. It’s kept me alive and made me rich.

There’s no love lost between me and the supernatural beings who walk the world beside us. But when it comes to being able to retrieve valuable information from the dead, Necromancer Riley Stone is the only game in town. They know it. I know it too, and that’s why my services aren’t cheap.

The archangel Benjamin hired me to find out why he has a new demon problem. Three demon interrogations in, and the only thing I know is that the demons are in hot pursuit of a nameless young woman. She’s here on Calamata Island, and the demon officials are willing to risk Benjamin’s wrath to grab her.

But I found her first, and she’s nothing like what I expected. In my line of work, you can’t afford to let anyone get too close. But there’s something about Paige Matthews that I can’t shake, and she needs my help. I won’t turn her over to Benjamin until I help her find out why the demons are after her.

So now I’ve got a demon problem, and I’m in way over my head.

Want to know what happens to a human caught in the crossfire between angels and demons? I’m going to make sure that Paige Matthews doesn’t find out.

The job that originally brought me to Calamata Island might be done, but I can’t leave Paige behind. Without me she’s defenseless against the demons that are after her. I just met her, but I feel protective of her, and I can’t walk away. Not yet.

Paige is at the epicenter of something big, and none of it is good. It’s not just the demons that want her. The angels are in on it too being led by the archangel Benjamin.

Paige’s past is being hidden by her amnesia. Those secrets want to be let out. It’s up to me to make sure that she stays alive long enough to find the answers that will finally reveal it all.

I want Paige Matthews. The archangel Benjamin’s claim on her soul is one that cannot be easily broken, but I intend to try. Of course, that’s assuming that she would want someone like me once this is all over.

First, we have to get off Calamata Island in one piece. I know someone who can help Paige finally unlock the memories of her past. That’s the key to gaining the upper hand against the demons who are coming for her. Among those is a familiar face; a demon official who stole something from me five years ago. Having a shot at a little vengeance in the process is all right with me.

Everything’s coming to a head, and this is one fight that I intend to win. I just have to make sure that I don’t lose Paige in the process.

I wanted to ask her questions, like why the demons were after her, but her initial confusion about the attack and look of shock when I mentioned demons told me that she was a civilian. No knowledge of the ugly underbelly that prowled the world beside hers. I envied people like that sometimes. It had been a long time since I had the luxury of that kind of innocence. Unfortunately for the woman, hers was about to go away as well.
Still, asking questions and ferreting out answers regardless of her physical or emotional state was part of my job. I was damn good at it. You just needed to know the right approach depending on the person, or thing, you were interrogating.
I decided to start my line of questioning with the simple stuff and hopefully build a thin layer of trust. People, especially humans, opened up quickly to others that they trusted. “So you know my name. What’s yours?”
Her eyes swung toward mine. Her pupils were dilated and glassy. She was deep into the throes of the effects of the drug. “Paige. Or at least, that’s what I call myself these days.”
It was a strange answer that only encouraged more questions in my mind. I made a mental note to come back to it. “Nice to meet you, Paige. I wish it were under better circumstances.”
That, as much, was true. Paige’s lean, athletic body, long blonde hair, and baby blue eyes were on the money for the type of woman that drew my attention like a beacon. Her full pouty lips begged for me to reach out my thumb and caress them. Even with the dirt, dust, and blood covering her, she looked like a blue-eyed angel.
I cursed myself for being so indifferent to the current situation even as I shifted in my seat from the sudden tightness in my jeans. Clearly I’d been out of the game too long. Work was my sole focus these days, and I had forgotten how liberated I felt after a simple roll in the hay.
“Are you taking me to the hospital? I think I’m hurt pretty bad,” she replied.
“Not as bad as you think. You just need a little rest,” I said. “Why were you in the graveyard tonight, Paige?” Given that she was human, my assumption was that she was a Wiccan. They often held their ceremonies in cemeteries to bolster their spells with the energy of soil. Dead bodies still emanated quite a bit of mystical juice.
“Running,” she said. “Couldn’t sleep.”
Another perplexing answer that made no sense. Demons didn’t hunt and attack regular humans for no reason. Then I corrected myself. Demons didn’t hunt and attack regular humans at all on Calamata Island. On the mainland, one would occasionally step out of line and feed on a human, but that was usually squashed quickly. It wasn’t good for anyone to have the humans be aware of the paranormal minions that walked in their midst.
There was a reason that the demons were showing up en masse and looking for her. I just had to figure out that reason, and then decide if there was any financial benefit for me in it. I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of getting involved in a demon matter, but if Paige was important to them, that could be highly profitable intel.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


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summoned_cover_final_biggerTwenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is toldùliterally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker. Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Sydùassertive, sexy, intelligent Sydùhe becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri canÆt tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isnÆt the type to tolerate secrets. Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover KarlÆs ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw comingùthe wish that will destroy him.    
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015



Book 1, The Manwhore Series

Is it possible to expose Chicago's hottest player--without getting played?

This is the story I've been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don't be fooled by that last name though. There's nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he's a man's man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he's been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that's where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I'm determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I'm the one discovering him...or if he's uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

I was asked if I was interested in reviewing this and at first I was a little hesitant.  I know that Katy Evans is an amazing writer but I have gotten to the point that I was a little jaded about the whole billionaire romance novel.  They can get a little repetitive.   I read the blurb and was...intrigued.

Saint.  This man has made me decide that being a sinner is the way to go.  There is something about a man that knows what he wants and doesn't hesitate to go after it.  That is sexy as hell.  Rachel is a very naive young woman in my opinion.  She works for a failing magazine and has a shot to cement her credibility with her boss and get the story that all of Chicago wants to know.  Who is Malcom Saint?  

Rachel and Saint have a relationship that is hot, spicy and full of passion.  It begins with a trickle of sparks and turns into a full blown fourth of July celebration!  

Katy is an wonderful storyteller and her characters come to life.  It has been awhile since I read a book that left me with a hangover and begging for more. This is one that will leave you breathless. 

Monday, March 16, 2015


Veronica Forand
 Untrue Colors 
Release date: 3/10/2015


She’s on the run…

Brilliant art appraiser Alex Northrop's ex used stolen art to fund his nefarious activities.  Now he wants her dead.  But it isn't just herself she's worried about - if he discovers who she really is, he'll kill her family.

Professor Henry Chilton is shocked to find a beautiful stranger passed out in his bed, and even more so when she reveals a priceless painting is a forgery - the painting he'd planned to use to fund a woman's shelter.  She's mysterious and frightened, and he is determined to discover why.

Alex's knowledge of art is undeniable - just as Henry's attraction to her is irresistible.  But, in order to help him recover the real painting, Alex isn't just risking exposure...she's risking her life.



This novel starts with a rapid race of wits and courage, then continues to exhilarate until the last page! 

Alex has a shady past, but love can make a sane person do crazy things.  While on the lam form her ex-lover, she suffers the consequences of her actions through the detriment of others.  Fortunately for her, she stumbles across a handsome professor whose own past becomes essential to her survival.

I loved this book! There are several characters in which I became attached.  Simon, Henry’s brother has a realistic approach when it comes to Alex.  Although he’s somewhat brash at times, he’s got an intriguing backstory of his own. Henry is open-minded, articulate, and an absolute gentleman.  He follows his instincts when it comes to Alex, which proves advantageous.  Both men are simply delicious, as the author has a way of forming the perfect image, and both are completely different.

The story unfolds beautifully, never faltering, and the love scenes were very rewarding.  The villains were a necessary evil that I loved hating, and the plot was thrilling.  

Intelligent, exciting, and sexy! Recommend!

About the Author

Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense.  She's lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia.  An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.