Wednesday, June 13, 2018

AT Any Cost Book Review and Giveaway

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The slayings are cold-blooded… 

…but it's deceit that has Alex staring at the face of death. 

Alex goes off the books to try to stop a group that has re-defined modern-day terrorism. Extortion, bombings, and assassinations have created fear inside and outside of the beltway -- all while being nearly invisible.

Alex has no choice but to pull in Ozzie -- they only find more death. A young woman with so much hope…two bullets in the back of her head. How does she connect to all the other deaths in cities across the world?

Alex can only see one common thread: a blood-thirsty quest to obtain control. And that control will kill hundreds of thousands to pad the pockets of the group's leadership.

Shots fly. Alex and Ozzie try to escape death. But how do all the pieces fit together? They can't. Not unless there's a betrayal that will turn Alex's world upside down -- just before she's shot in the face.

You think you'll identify the Judas. But no one can predict how treacherous the mind becomes.

Is this the last day of Alex's life?


My thoughts:

AT Any Cost continues Alex and Ozzie's story from the past several novels. Alex is the main narrator, but a good chunk of the book is told from Ozzie's point of view.

Alex and Ozzie are continuing to hunt down the massive terrorist group behind multiple events, but because of circumstances they're forced to do it off-book, without the approval of the FBI or any of their resources.

Investigating what should be a straightforward murder turns into a harrowing tale, which puts Alex in a situation that she can't escape from. Will Alex's kids be orphans? Will Ozzie ever be able to move home and begin to mourn his wife's death?

This book is an amazing addition to the series and will keep you guessing with all of the twists and turns.

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Redemption Thriller Series
*Suggested to read the books in the following order:

Books in the Alex Troutt Thrillers:
AT Bay
AT Large
AT Once
AT Dawn
AT Dusk
AT Last
Books in the Ivy Nash Thrillers:
IN Defiance
IN Pursuit
IN Doubt
Break IN
IN Control
IN The End

Books in the Ozzie Novak Thrillers
ON Edge 
Game ON  
ON The Rocks  
Shame ON You 
ON Fire  
ON The Run 

 
Books in the Alex Troutt Thrillers:
AT Stake
AT Any Costs
Back AT You
AT Every Turn
AT Death's Door
AT Full Tilt

The Scoop 
By now you're probably aware that the Alex Troutt thrillers, Ivy Nash thrillers, and the Ozzie Novak thrillers are all under the same Redemption Thriller Series umbrella. Why? Because, ultimately, they all connect -- Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. How? That's part of the mystery that I'm slowly unveiling throughout the Redemption Thriller Series.

Through each sub-series, characters from different books appear in the other novels. If it adds suspense, intrigue, or even a good laugh, I've included a cross-over character -- it's a lot more fun that way. Plus -- and here's the real kicker -- the final six novels will bring all of the major characters together -- Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. It will be explosive and gut-wrenching…in a way that will leave you breathless.

About the Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble, and a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner.

John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force almost thirty years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009. Once he started writing, however, he couldn't stop. Many readers ask John from where he gets his ideas. Well, he's a veteran of the corporate rat-race, a former journalist, and he's always been an astute observer of human and social behavior. On top of that, he's really good at embellishing.

A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of electrifying suspense -- the same types of books he has loved to read since before he could shave.

When he’s not writing, he chases his youth on bike or a basketball court, all while making mental notes of people and societies across the land.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Crazy Fox Ranch Book Review and Giveaway


Crazy Fox Ranch by [Garner, Deborah]
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When NY reporter Paige MacKenzie leaves Manhattan for Jackson Hole, she has only two things on her mind: enjoy life with Wyoming's breathtaking Grand Tetons as the backdrop, and spend more time with handsome cowboy Jake Norris as he prepares to open his guest ranch.


As Paige begins to settle in, a stranger's odd behavior leads her to research western filming in the area - in particular, the movie, Shane. Will digging into Hollywood's movie connection with Jackson Hole simply lead to a freelance article for the Manhattan Post, or will it lead to a dangerous hidden secret?


My thoughts:
Paige has made a name for herself as a reporter focusing on Western towns, but every time that Paige goes somewhere she falls into a mystery. She has recently quit her job and moved to Wyoming to be close to Jake, her previously long distance boyfriend.

Paige soon discovers that a man is continuously trying to purchase Jake's property, and something is digging holes all over his property (and all over the area). Can Paige discover who or what is creating the holes before something happens to her or Jake?

I really enjoyed this book, and loved continuing Paige's story! I hope that by staying in one place she still has many mysteries in her future!
 
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"This book held my interest from start to finish. It was beautifully written with such great descriptions that I could picture the town and landscapes." - review of Above the Bridge

"Delightful . Loved the explorations into the old mines and the side love stories. Mist was a special person with exceptional insight." - review of The Moonglow Cafe

 "The author does a great job in vividly describing the resort, town and surrounding landscape, she makes you feel like you are actually there. She also has a gift for making her characters come to life." - review of Three Silver Doves

"I was thoroughly intrigued by the railroad history that was interspersed throughout the book. Deborah Garner does a wonderful job of making you think you were there as the railroad was built and when it was running. I would strongly suggest you pick up a copy of this book and give it a read."
- review of Hutchins Creek Cache
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Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

First Crush, Last Love Book Review and Giveaway


First Crush, Last Love by [McKenna, Elizabeth] Back in high school, Lee Archer had the power to make Jessie Baxter's cheeks flush and her heart race. But the popular athlete never wanted to be more than just friends. Ten years later, after a failed marriage and with her journalism career on shaky ground, Jessie's come home for her high school reunion--and Lee still has the power to make her knees weak and her pulse pound.

Lee's teenage years were filled with more trauma and drama than anyone guessed. Though his damaged past has helped make him a successful police detective, it's hurt every relationship he's tried. But seeing the grown-up, stunning Jessie might just change his commitment-phobic mind.

Jessie's psycho ex-husband had her convinced no one would ever love her, but Lee is ready to step out of the friend zone and into her heart. Can she learn to trust again before she loses her chance to turn her first crush into her last love?

Elizabeth McKenna's novel will have you remembering the angst of high school, the grief of a failed relationship, and the joy of finding true love at last.

My thoughts:

This story is an amazing, wonderful story through the lives of Jessie and Lee. Jessie had a crush on Lee, and although the two were friends nothing became of it. Life moves on, and you follow their stories as they continue through their life.

At their 10 years reunion they meet up again, and their feelings are still strong. But can they get through their past to possibly have a future?

This story is in three parts, high school, after high school, and at the reunion. I absolutely adore following their lives through more than 10 years, watching them grow up and change, watching their lives grow and spread into the world.

This was my favorite thing about the book, and I wanted to keep reading their story when the book was over!

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"Elizabeth McKenna has a way of making the characters so real."

"This is a truly beautiful story of hope, love and a second chance at firswondt love again."

"The author infused lots of life into the characters, which in turn made the storyline come alive."

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Elizabeth McKenna
Though Elizabeth McKenna's love of books reaches back to her childhood, she had never read romance novels until one Christmas when her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the first love scene).

She had always wanted to write fiction, so she combined her love of history, romance and a happy ending to write Cera's Place and Venice in the Moonlight. Her short story, The Gypsy Casts a Spell, is available for free on her website here. She hopes you will enjoy her first contemporary romance novel, First Crush Last Love, as much as others have enjoyed her historical romances.

Elizabeth, aka Maureen Lippert, lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a sassy Labrador. When she isn't writing, working, or being a mom, she's sleeping.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lovers at Seaside Book Review and Giveaway

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Lovers at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 9) by [Cole, Addison]
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Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends! All books can be read as stand-alone novels.

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After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn—and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the handsome artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the chemistry between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they’ve found.


My thoughts:

Grayson and Parker are total opposites, he's a metal artist and she's a famous actress. Grayson has a strong, loving family and Parker is an orphan who grew up in foster care. Grayson works for Parker's foundation creating beautiful art for their many locations, while Parker does great work for children.

Grayson shows up at the Foundation's house to discover a very different Parker than the woman he's been working with for a year. Parker has lost the man she sees as a father, and without a support system she's spiraling into her grief and loss. Can Grayson help pull her out of the hole that she's in?

Grayson and Parker have been emailing back and forth for a long time, each of them having intimate thoughts about the other. But with their lives being so different, and so far away from each other, can they make a relationship work?

Lovers at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside LoversThe stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.
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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Vigilante Assassin Book Review and Giveaway


Vigilante Assassin: An Action Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 2) by [Nolan, Mark]
Every marriage has a secret, but this one is deadly. Lauren Stephens wakes up to find her husband, Gene, has vanished during the night. His phone is dead. Desperate, she hires Jake Wolfe and his war dog, Cody. They search the house and discover something so disturbing that Jake won’t allow Lauren near it. “No, if you see this, there is no unseeing it.”

Lauren thought she had it all: a loving partner, two great kids, a successful business, and a beautiful home in the San Francisco hills. But all of that is about to come crashing down, due to a missing husband, a hidden past, and a frightening secret that will shock a trusting wife to the core. Gene has enemies, and now they want something from Lauren.

Jake Wolfe is a flawed man who has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He wants to leave his secret, violent past behind him, but when Lauren and her children are threatened, his protective instinct takes command. Jake soon finds himself involved in a dangerous conspiracy, targeted for death, and engaged in battle with a powerful, unseen group who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Jake’s going to have to think fast and fight hard to protect Cody, Lauren and her kids.

Vigilante Assassin is “Jake Wolfe book two” in the ongoing series. It can be read as a stand-alone, or you can start with book one, titled: Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie.

Both of these Kindle Unlimited books in the Jake Wolfe mystery thriller novel series are available to read for free with your subscription to Kindle Unlimited.

My thoughts:

This book grabbed me from the very beginning, with Jake waking up to the challenges of his new life. Very quickly he's convinced to help with a mystery. A husband is missing and a family is spiraling into oblivion. Can Jake keep Lauren and her kids safe, while avoiding the problems that are following him?

Jake has had a crazy past, and his present situation is no joke. Cody is one of the only things that keeps him sane (and alive), and Jake will do everything in his power to keep Cody safe.

This book was riveting, gripping, and kept me questioning friendships, relationships, rivalries and vendettas. I had the hardest time putting it down! While this book can definitely be read alone, you'll want to go back and read the first one, so go ahead and read them in order if you can!

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 "This book grips you right off the bat and makes you sweat bullets right to the last page!" 

 "Another great read by a top notch story teller that can definitely keep you in suspense and unable to stop reading." 
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A mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his top secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero can't ignore his duty and his personal moral compass.

This gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists and surprises. It features a cast of interesting characters, including several strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer who shares Jake's admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down and the danger level increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries, suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters, witty dialogue and a little romance too. Now on sale in over a dozen countries around the world. Be the first among your friends to read it.

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Mark Nolan began his writing career as a successful entrepreneur who created news stories for businesses that were featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Parade, Reader's Digest and The Associated Press. Nolan was born in San Francisco, grew up in the Bay Area of California, and has also lived in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. He has raised two great kids and one very smart retriever dog. Right now he's busy writing the next book about Jake Wolfe (Book 3), but he also tries to make time every day to answer emails from readers.


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