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Book Blitz w/Giveaway: Selkie by Brandi Kennedy

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TITLE – Selkie SERIES (& Book #) – The Selkie Trilogy (#1) AUTHOR – Brandi Kennedy GENRE – Contemporary Romance/Fantasy PUBLICATION DATE – July 2013 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 314 pages (6x9 Trade Paperback), Approx 97,000 words PUBLISHER – Brandi Kennedy Books COVER ARTIST – Brandi Kennedy/Smoky Mtn. Edit & Design


Annie Jacobs’s marriage fell apart, leaving her heart and her trust broken. Even her friends couldn’t ease the pain of betrayal and eventually, Annie packed up her life and moved on.
In peaceful Bar Harbor, Maine, Annie is finally able to find solace. She makes new friends, she finds a new routine, and she begins to pick up the shattered pieces of her confidence. Just when Annie thinks she’s found contentment once again, a series of chance disasters threatens her new life – and nearly ends her life entirely.
When the man who saves her turns out to be something more than Annie ever would have expected, her life is thrust once again into turmoil. A near-death experience takes Annie into an entirely new world, one she would never have believed existed.
It seems like death has its sights set on Annie for sure this time, and a war is closing in. Even immortality may not be enough to save her now.


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"Remember when I told you that we are forever?" He waited for her nod, weakly letting him know that she was trying to understand what he was saying, and then he went on. "I meant what I said to you. Now more than ever, I will always be yours, and you will always be truly mine. We are one now Annie, by the bonds of the heart and by the mixing of our blood. My heart beats in your chest now, as yours beats in mine. Now we are handfast, not by rope but by the ancient blood vows of my people."
Helplessly, Annie nodded, the simple movement bringing the tingling pain back to life. She gasped as the tingling grew worse, watching Malik as his forehead wrinkled with concern. "Malik?" she asked, the pain bringing a shrill tone to her voice. He didn't answer; instead, he kissed her lips, gently peeling their wrists apart and placing her hand lighting on a folded towel he rested on her stomach.
"She didn't bleed the way I expected," he said, turning to call over his shoulder. "I think she'll be okay, and it's done. What now?"
A woman appeared beside him, short and portly with fluffy graying hair. "This has not been done in many years, Nephew," she said. "Now, we can only wait."

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Brandi Kennedy is an American writer who is finally living her childhood career dream. As a child, books were her world, and through adulthood the love of words has never changed. A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet and of course, mothering her two young daughters.
Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family, where she spends her days at the computer, bringing fresh and incredibly real characters to life.



$10 Amazon Giftcard, a direct-to-kindle copy of the book, and a swag pack sent in the mail.
Giveaway will run for 1 full week - winner will be picked at random
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EskieMama Reads Review: Protect Me by Melissa Townsend

Protect Me
by Melissa Townsend


If you were lucky enough to meet an extraordinary person, what would you do? Would you be able to take full advantage of the opportunity? 
Nat Adams was lucky enough to meet one of those people and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. She thought Shiloh Smith was just a typical guy, but she soon realized how special Shiloh really was. It didn’t take long for her to start noticing things about him. Like, the way he’s always there at the right time. As if he were able to sense things that other people couldn’t. He felt things more intensely than normal guys, and he could do things that other people weren’t capable of. 
Shiloh knew Nat was special from the first time he saw her, but in his line of work, getting involved with someone wasn’t practical. Only a handful of people know the truth about Shi. He chose to keep it a secret in order to keep his younger sister out of harm’s way. When he starts spending most of his time with Nat he knows he can’t leave her out of the loop forever. What will she say when she finds out he’s a Protector? When she realizes that even if she wasn’t beautiful and innocent, even if he didn’t want to look out for her, it’s been ingrained in his body and mind since birth. He had to protect her.

Review:                                    5 Stars

Nat has gone through hell when her own mother dumped her with her grandfather and then she lost him, left with people who did not care for her, she ran away.
Shiloh has his own powers to take care of others and Nat is the one he protects, Shiloh and his sister eventually get Nat to help them even more.
Their adventures are great, story well written , and the characters were fantastic.

I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!

Reviewed by Jara

Happy Reading!!!

EskieMama Reads Review: King of the Ashville Coven by T.S. Joyce

King of the Ashville Coven 
by T. S. Joyce


****King of the Asheville Coven can be read as a standalone Vampire Romance, or as a spinoff of T. S. Joyce's International Bestselling Harper's Mountains series**** 

Aric Teague is the king of the local coven, and trying to do a better job than the last leader. Add to that a new job at the Winterset Fire Department, and the last thing he needs is to complicate his life further. But when he lays eyes on a fiercely beautiful Sadey, all bets are off the table. She’s an unregistered shifter, and his coven is bound to be furious, but he wants to know more about the sassy beauty with all the secrets. 

Sadey Lowen is a rare shifter in hiding. All she wants is to keep her life simple, but an accident puts her right in the path of a handsome firefighter with terrifying eyes and fangs to match. Every instinct is screaming for her to run, but the King of the Asheville Coven is slowly working his way into her mind, and her heart. 

Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy vampire and shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences. 

Review:                                5 stars

Aric the King of the Asheville Coven, tangled with the Bloodrunner and had to leave where he lived with his coven so they could survive. Settling in Winterset again as a firefighter, but one strange night he rescues a damsel in distress that was involved in a car accident and almost lost her life.
Sadey enters his life with her own set of problems, but they get closer and closer, will his coven accept her, will she be able to get rid of her troubles and start a new life with Aric. Won't say much more but the story is as good as any T.S. Joyce has writen and I have loved every word I read.

Reviewed by Jara

Happy Reading!!!

EskieMama Reads Reviews: When I Found You by Kate James

When I Found You
by Kate James


Is she part of the solution…or the problem? 

It could be a terrorist threat. Or is it some other sinister plot? An unprecedented rash of security breaches at San Diego's international airport is putting passengers at risk and bringing the competence of the airport's chief of security, Ariana Atkins, into question. With explosives the weapon of choice, police K-9 unit captain Logan O'Connor and his bomb detection dog, Boomer, might be Ariana's best, if not only, line of defense. Logan is certain his belief in Ariana, and his growing love for her, aren't misplaced…but it wouldn't be the first time he's misjudged someone's intentions. 

Review:                                    5 Stars

What do airports and dogs have in common, probably a lot more then we all think, throw in his handler Logan O'Conner and Airport security and you have a explosive reading there.
More twist and plots that had me wondering if I was sane, will their attraction survive the dangers that await her Arian Atkins, will Logan overcome what he fears and admit that his heart is right. I loved the book, the characters and how to story developed, would love to read more of her books.
Thank you Kate James for a wonderful trip.

I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!

Reviewed by Jara

Happy Reading!!!

EskieMama Reads Review: Invisible by Allie Harrison

by Allie Harrison


After a terrifying bank robbery brings her face to face with a masked gunman, Ellie Westfall hopes she and her son are safe. But Ellie soon learns there are worse things to fear, like dead bodies, or maybe becoming one. And as shadows close in and a bigger danger threatens, she has to trust FBI Agent Gil Trent to keep her safe from the monster bent on making her his own. But Gil Trent is hiding something. Can Ellie put her life in Gil's hands? Or will his secrets get them both killed?

Review:                              5 stars

Wow was I ever taken on trip that I did not know if I was coming or going, Starts as a normal book that I have read countless if times, a bank robbery, Ellie Westfall and her young son Raylan are there when the bank get hit, and things for from bad to worse, as her son get really sick, as one of the robbers threatens Ellie.
Enter dashing Gil Trent FBI, or is he, more then half the book has me wondering and who is the person who is directing all the robberies, Will Ellie, Raylan and Gil make it, will their feeling survive this story, who is the guilty party and how about the other characters that added so well to the story. The story was great, entertaining and kept me glued to it as I had to find out what was going on.

I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!

Reviewed by Jara

Happy Reading!!!

EskieMama Reads Audiobook Review: Scottish Werebear Books 1-3 Audiobook by Lorelei Moone Narrated by Patrick Blackthorne

Scottish Werebear Books 1-3 Audiobook
by Lorelei Moone
Narrated by Patrick Blackthorne


3 for the price of 2: For the first time ever, a handy collection of the first three novellas in the Scottish Werebears series. Titles include: An Unexpected Affair, A Dangerous Business and A Forbidden Love. 

Scottish Werebears: An Unexpected Affair 
When romance novelist, Clarice Adler, hides herself away in a secluded holiday cottage to finish a book, the last thing she needs is another relationship. Imagine her surprise when she falls head over heels for the man who runs the place. Derek McMillan knows Clarice is his mate, but he’s a bear shifter and she’s human and the two simply don’t mix. They are literally worlds apart; can they find a way to come together? 

Scottish Werebears: A Dangerous Business 
As part of the Alliance, bear shifter Aidan McMillan is hunting the Sons of Domnall, a secret society of humans sworn to destroy all shifters. Along comes Heidi Blackwood, his fated mate, and it suddenly becomes nearly impossible to focus on the job. 

Scottish Werebears: A Forbidden Love 
Alison Campbell has been told that shifters are evil and the world would be a better place without them. In her efforts to infiltrate the Alliance to gather intel for The Sons of Domnall, she comes across Jamie Abbott, bear shifter and Alliance leader, who doesn’t seem so bad at all. In fact, he seems to be all her heart desires and the feeling is mutual. Where will her loyalties lie when it becomes time to pick a side once and for all?

Review:                            5 Stars

Listening to the books is a tad different from reading them, but it was nice to listen to the stories this time rather than reading them. I loved how each one met their mates and how they clicked instantly, and now are mated for ever. Their stories mingled well and continued without losing any thing for me, I was able to follow every adventure and now looking forward to reading the other two that come after this.

I received a free audiobook in exchange for my honest review!

Reviewed by Jara

Happy Reading & Listening!!!

EskieMama Reads Review: Hard Core Law by Angi Morgan

Hard Core Law
by Angi Morgan


The twins were all Josh Parker had in this world. So when they were kidnapped, he couldn't rely on his Texas Rangers star to get them back safely. Or involve Tracey Cassidy, the only person he trusted to care for his children. A family of criminals was asking him to break the law if he ever wanted to see his children again. But when Tracey caught wind of his plan, she knew no matter how big Josh's heart was, he had a future with his twins to look forward to. They needed their father. And this was one burden he wouldn't have to shoulder alone.

Review:                                 5 Stars

Hard Core Law was one of those books I could not put down, I kept turning the page. This book had you on the edge of your seat from the beginning, wondering what would happen next. This was not my norm romance, this was book was more action, with a little romance added in, but boy what a book it was, both Josh & Tracey would not stop at anything even going to jail to get Josh’s two adorable twins back. This was my first book I have read by Angi Morgan, but it sure will not be my last, I plan to go back & read other 3  books in the Elite Troop series.

I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!

Reviewed by Mel

Happy Reading!!!

EskieMama Reads Review: Ryan's Love by C.A. Harms

Ryan's Love
by C.A. Harms


One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife. 

The second hardest thing would be watching my twelve-year-old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest. 

A heart-wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.

Claire was my best friend—she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we were growing up. 

Never did I think I would lose her so suddenly.

I knew at that moment…

Our life would never be the same again…

Review:                                 5 Stars

Wow, Ryan’s Love was my first book I have ever read by C.A. Harms, & dang what a fabulous book to introduce me to C.A. Harms. This book had me laughing one minute & few tears slipping out of my eye the next, that is what this reader loves in a good romance, plus nosy but caring family & friends. I loved how C.A. Harrms showed the relationship between Ryan & his daughter Olivia was portrayed great like any father with a teenage daughter, getting along one minute & the teenage stomping out the next.  My heart broke for Ryan when he finally realized he had a second chance at love and was going for it & then it was ripped right out from underneath him I had a waterfall running down my cheeks, but I understood Amber’s reasoning & made me love her even more, but I kept yelling “No Amber No”, yes I was yelling at my kindle. I loved all of the Sawyers but Mama Sawyer had me laughing at the end saying “ let them have it mama”. If you are looking for a wonderful emotional read I recommend you pick up Ryan’s Love for a few laughs & a fear tears. This is one reader is anxious to go buy the other 3 Sawyer books.  

I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!

Reviewed by Mel

Happy Reading!!!

EskieMama Reads Review: When a Lioness Snarls by Eve Langlais

When a Lioness Snarls
by Eve Langlais


Stalking is only a crime among humans. In a lioness’s world, it’s called dating. 

Jeoff, is a bit of a killjoy, a super cute one who gets furry on full moons. 

But so does she. 

Luna is everything Jeoff is not. Outrageous, outgoing, and violent. Very violent, and unafraid to go after what she wants—and she wants Jeoff. 

Silly man, he thinks he can resist, but once a lioness sets her sights on a man, paws off! And if anyone thinks to try and take him… There’s a reason why the ladies of the pride win the yearly award for Baddest Biatches. 

Fear the claw. *Snarl*.

Review:                        5 stars

Oh lord a new line of shifters for me, and Luna, the lioness and Jeoff the wolf, in a way they had me laughing and giggling when he fought his attraction to her and she fought just as hard to get into his pants.
The adventure they both find themselves in is quite well writen, I enjoyed no forget that I loved the book, and the characters that Eve Langlais wrote about, look forward to reading more of her books. Not going into how the story goes as I do not want to spoil it for others who have not read it, but I believe you will like the book as much as I did.

I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!

Reviewed by Jara

Happy Reading!!!