New Release: A Fighting Chance

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Former Marine Tyler Bradford just returned to his native Texas after a long stint overseas. As he’s driving home to see his family and meet his niece for the first time, another driver runs him off the road. When that car ends up in a pasture, Tyler’s rescue instincts kick in. He didn’t expect to find a sexy woman from Boston, and rescuing her wouldn’t be the only thing on his mind.

Tiffani was called back home to Texas to settle her deceased mother’s estate. It was the last place on earth she wanted to be. She’d put thousands of miles between her and her horrible childhood memories, and didn’t think she’d ever find herself back in the Lone Star State. A twist of fate put her in the path of Tyler Bradford and turned her life upside down. Again. Can she finally forgive herself for her troubled past, or will the stubborn walls she’s erected around her heart keep everything and everyone she’s ever cared about at arm’s length?

A Fighting Chance is the third book in the erotic romance Chances Are Series by C.D. Taylor.


Author Bio

C.D. Taylor began writing as an item to check off her bucket list. After putting words on paper, she decided that being an author was where she needed to be. She resides on a CDAuthorPicfarm in southern Illinois with her husband, son and a plethora of animals. Taylor is a huge kid at heart. She loves playing practical jokes, challenging her son to a game of Super Mario and rarely rolls out of bed before noon. She enjoys dancing, is perpetually clumsy and has a horrible green thumb. Taylor believes that if you work hard, you must play even harder.


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To the Breaking Pointe Review

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Title:  To the Breaking Pointe

Author:  Cindy McDonald

Published:  2014 by Acorn Book Services

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

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This is the third Cindy McDonald book that I’ve read and reviewed, and McDonald doesn’t disappoint.

Silja Ramsey left the love of her life, Grant, to pursue her dream in ballet in Russia.  Both Silja and Grant assumed that the other moved on, especially since five years had passed, but that idea is the farthest from the truth.  They both still think of one another, a lot.

Silja then finds out that the ballet company she works for is barely keeping it doors open, and the owner is pimping out the dancers to cover costs.  On top of that Silja finds herself in a relationship with a dangerous man, and manages to text Grant for help right before she disappears.

I read this book in three days.  It kept me up late at night because I had to find out what happened.  I usually favor books with singular point-of-views, but for McDonald’s books I really don’t mind the multiple point-of-views; in fact they help give the reader more insight into what’s going on.

I found myself completely encapsulated in the story that McDonald created; she truly has a talent for writing.  To the Breaking Pointe was a great romantic suspense novel, and I definitely recommend it.

My Rating:  4 1/2 stars   

***I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood – Review

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Title:  Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

Author:  Diana Gabaldon

Published:  June 2014, by Delacorte

Genre:  This is tricky. Historical Fiction, Suspense, Romance

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Okay, so this is book eight of my all time favorite series, ever.  If you haven’t read Outlander (book 1), go read it.  It does take some people a little bit to get into, but once I read the first two books there was no going back.  Hi, I’m Pam, and I’m addicted to Outlander.  I even ordered Starz so I could watch the series.

Anyways, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.  Kind of a gross title, but eh, what are you gonna do?  I recently wrote a review about another favorite series of mine, and I was glad that it was finally ending on book eight.  This series however, I don’t want it to end.  Ever.  I love the characters and Mrs. Gabaldon is just an amazing writer.

My one wish would be that it would go to two POVs, Claire’s and Brianna’s.  I like novels with singular POVs and that’s how Outlander started out.  I get that Mrs. Gabaldon wants to tell the stories of other important characters, but Claire is my favorite, and I felt like this book was lacking a bit in the Claire and Jamie department.  I wanted more!

But I’m sure I’ll get more….in the next book.

So if you haven’t picked up Outlander, and you like historical fiction, what are you waiting for?

And if you’ve read it and don’t like it?  I don’t even want to talk to you.

Just kidding. A little.

My Rating: 5 Stars






Nightcrawler Review


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Title:  Nightcrawler

Author:  John Reinhard Dizon

Published:  January 2014 by Black Rose Writing

Genre:  Action, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

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Nightcrawler is about the exploits of Sabrina Brooks, the heiress to the Brooks Chemical Company. Bree is trying to pick up the pieces after her father’s death, and is now in a position to live up to a personal commitment to use her resources to benefit the oppressed. She is intrigued by the notion of conducting a guerrilla campaign against drug gangs in New York City, and accesses top-secret archives detailing Government contracts for developmental research of chemical weapons. She uses her wizardry in chemistry to concoct weapons for her own use as a vigilante known as the Nightcrawler. NYPD undercover officer Hoyt Wexford becomes friends with Bree, and begins to suspect she knows the identity of the Nightcrawler. Her sudden interest in a series of terrorist attacks in the New York area makes him believe she may be investigating a group called the Octagon. He tries to follow her but is too late to prevent a showdown between the Nightcrawler and the mysterious Reaper. Hoyt rescues Bree and learns her secret identity, and together they plan to stop the Octagon once and for all in preventing a chemical attack in NYC on the Fourth of July. This is a pulse-pounding thriller straight out of world headlines, with an unforgettable heroine fighting impossible odds against fiendish arch-criminals. For suspense fans looking for some chick lit with international intrigue, Nightcrawler is one not to be forgotten.  (Blurb from Goodreads)



I liked the idea of this book; a kick ass female super hero.  Sabrina is rich and her father recently passed away, leaving her to decide if she should run his chemical company or walk away from it.  She always liked the idea of law enforcement and she decides to use what she has available in the company to take down the bad guys, even if it is illegal.  She throws on a suit as a disguise and calls herself the Nightcrawler.  Throw in a little romance with a police officer trying to find out who the Nightcrawler is, and you have yourself a good story.

Nightcrawler was a pretty good read.  I had a few problems with it though.  The flow of the book felt a little choppy.  Although I can’t quite put my finger on why, that’s just how it felt to me.  Also, former terrorist attacks on the US were mentioned; 9/11 and the Boston Massacre.  Now, it took me a few mentioning’s of the Boston Massacre to realize that the author was actually talking about the marathon bombings that happened last year.  At first I thought he was talking about the actual Boston Massacre that happened in 1770, and didn’t quite understand the relevance.  I can understand his confusion though, because after the marathon bombings the news called it that (Boston Massacre) a few times (I know, I’m from Boston.)

Overall though, it was a good story.  Maybe if someone could do a re-edit and fix the wording (change massacre to marathon bombing) and help the story flow a little smoother, then it wouldn’t be good; it would be awesome.


My Rating:  3 out of 5 stars



*****I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*****       

Escaping Reality Review


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Title:  Escaping Reality

Author:  Lisa Renee Jones

Published:  2013 by Julie Patra Publishing

Genre:  Romance, Suspense, Erotica

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Amy is at a work function when she is in the restroom.  She leaves the stall to find an envelope taped to the mirror.  She’s in danger and has to run, again.  She heads for a new life, with a new identity, and not for the first time.  Not that she’s happy about it, but she has no choice.  On the plane to her next destination, Amy meets Liam, a billionaire architect.  He takes a deep interest in her and the interest is reciprocated.  But anyone in Amy’s life is in danger and Liam will be too if she decides to pursue the relationship.

This book is such a ride and I didn’t want to get off.  I pulled out my kindle to look for any highlights for this review, but I must have been too involved in the story because I didn’t add any!

The book starts out as I previously stated, with Amy running.  From what, I still don’t know!  And the people behind the note telling her that she is in danger and has to run; still don’t know who they are!  Whoever they are, they set up Amy’s new life and identity for her.  Amy is wary of this, the fact that she doesn’t know them at all, but they’ve kept her safe in the past, so she follows their instructions.  She does get more bothered by the fact that she must be being watched after she runs this time though.

This book was seriously a great read.  However I wasn’t expecting it to be an erotica book, which is almost felt like it bordered on.   I actually could have done with less sex scenes, not that they were written bad, cause they weren’t, but the suspense part of the book was fantastic.

I’ve already put the next book in the series, Infinite Possibilities, on my to-be-read list.  And you will too if you read Escaping Reality because it’s a cliffhanger ending.




My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars




*****I received this book free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.*****