Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Original Nana - Into each series a little blah must fall

I should probably explain what I mean by blah - I wanted to write 'blech' or 'yucky' or 'oh crap why, oh why?'  And I'm sure this is still not clear for all of you lovely people outside of my brilliant head. 

Have you noticed that in every series you fall in love with, there is one book that's just not as good as the others even though you totally expected it to be. If the read is bad enough, this one book can turn you off to the rest of the series, but if you're like me you'll give the author another chance, all because the seventy-two (I'm exaggerating a little) previous books were rock your world awesome.

I'll admit that there are some authors who keep delivering on every book they write, and as a realist (my mom used to call it pessimism) I'm kind of waiting for the let down book. Hopefully it will never come. 

If you have never experienced this phenomenon then yay! Keep on reading with only high expectations of the author  delivering.

If you have experienced this phenomenon, you have my condolences because it's very disappointing. What did you do? Keep on with the series or chuck it? 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Midwife to Destiny is live in Audio Book format #audiobook #contemporaryromance

For all of those audio book lovers  out there I have fantastic news for you. As per usual I have jumped the gun and already told you. Yes you read correctly. Midwife to Destiny, the first book in the Destiny African Romance series (of which there are 4 books) is now out in audio book format.

I am one happy author. It makes me giggle every time I listen to it. Every time!

Here's a sneak peak at what you'll be hearing when you decide to buy Midwife to Destiny in audio and you're cleaning your house, exercising, or driving around and need an escape into the world of romance.

Here are the buy links:


If I ever meet the narrartor, Mark Rossman, in person I'm pretty sure I'll fangirl him.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Spotlight and #Giveaway: Sheik’s Rescue by Ryshia Kennie #RomanticSuspense

GENRE: Romantic Suspense

Ryshia will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Zafir Al-Nassar knows everything about Jade Van Everett. He's studied the cases she's worked for his family's company and for the FBI. And it's hard not to notice that she's absolutely gorgeous. Teaming up for a routine security detail, Jade is desperate to prove herself and Zafir can't help but admire her determination. But when their assignment turns deadly, it becomes difficult to stay focused on the job. Because although they were hired to protect a Morrocan royal from a trained assassin, Zafir also has every intention of keeping Jade safe and by his side. Forever.


She sank below the railing as she put the Colt down and pulled her phone out of her pocket.

“Zafir,” he answered with a concerned tone, for this number was never used except in case of an emergency. 

“Code red,” she said simply.  “I’m pinned down at the client’s apartment.  Shots from across the street at the client’s balcony.  The client’s secure.”

“Last count?”

“Unknown shooter.  Three shots fired.  Four, if you count mine.  He has a silencer.”  She looked where the planter used to stand.  “It’s been quiet for over two minutes.”

“Did you see…”

“Nothing,” she interrupted.  “No visual.  Like I said, I got one shot in, that was it.  I never had a clear shot, and on a public street, well, that’s just made it difficult.”

“I can imagine,” he said.  “Keep it contained if you can.  I’ll be there in five.”

The call disconnected as abruptly as it had begun.

Keep it contained if you can.

With gritted teeth, she shoved the phone into her pocket.  For a second she really wished she could shove it somewhere else.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

The Canadian prairies are my home and while the prairie landscape is blessed with beautiful blue skies, it also has four seasons that come on full throttle – especially winter and because of that I like to travel.  Often on those trips, stories are born. 

In 2011 I won my city's writing award, and was the first romance writer to do so since its inception.  In 2013 my romantic suspense was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards.  Published in historic romance and paranormal romance as well as romantic suspense, in February 2016, my first novel was published by Harlequin Intrigue.

There’s no lack of places to set a story as my imagination and the too long prairie winters may find me seeking adventure.  The memories of those worlds both near and far, the words of a stranger, the furtive look one man gives another, often become the catalyst for a suspenseful story with a deadly villain and an intrepid hero and heroine who must battle for their right to love or even their right to live.

When not dreaming of other stories, I can be found scouting out a garage sale or two, dusting off my roller blades or just thinking about the next adventure that may be miles away or in my own backyard. 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Review: More Than a Mistress (Latin Men Book 5) by Delaney Diamond

The Blurb
Will their arrangement ever be enough?

Relationships are not a priority for restaurateur Esteban Galiano, and when he sees Sonia Kennedy at a party, he plans to make her a conquest in a long line of many. But she rebuffs his advances and forces him to adjust—determined to meet the challenge and do whatever he must to make her his.

All her life, Sonia’s beauty has caused unnecessary problems, and right now she needs a job, not a suitor. When Esteban makes an indecent proposal, her first instinct is to turn him down. But soon she’s rethinking her response. Maybe it’s time for her to use what she’s got, to get what she wants.

My Review
This book took me by surprise on so many levels. The fact that a hot, powerful, rich, Latin man would fall in love with a strong, independent mixed raced woman in a well written novel was not one of the shockers. Ms. Diamond surely knows how to weave an enticing romance. The story was good, and even though there were points where I closed my eyes and shook my head wanting to scream out no, I was overruled by the characters and their own personal motivations.

Was there pain involved with Esteban and Sonia’s arrangement? There sure was. If the characters hadn’t been tortured there wouldn’t have been a book. I guess living a luxurious life takes some of the edge off. But the way their emotions evolved while they were together was what impressed me. It went a different direction than what I was expecting and that was a good thing. Their resolution made me a very happy reader. Ms. Diamond likes to put her characters through quite a bit of stress before they end up with their happily-ever-after.

I give this book five out of five wine bottle shaped chocolate bars.

I purchased my copy from Amazon.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Midwife to Destiny is coming out on audio

I have great news, everybody. 

I probably gave it away with the title, but you read correctly. Midwife to Destiny will soon be an audio-book. The narrator is Mark Rossman and he's fantastic. I’m listening to the story as he produces them so I can catch any mistakes or mispronunciations, and I am falling in love with my own book again. Mark isn’t just reading the novel, he's acting it out and it’s so exciting to listen to.

Makes me wonder what it would look like on the big screen. Yeah, that would be awesome.
So keep a lookout for Midwife to Destiny in audio.

For those who like to read with your eyes and not with your ears, Midwife to Destiny is on sale for 99 cents on Amazon.  There are three more books in the Destiny African Romance Series so feel free to pick them all up and enjoy a taste of Africa.

Ghanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.

Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart. After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department sends sparks flying all over again.

They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages?