Sunday, August 14, 2016

EskieMama Reads Sunday Spotlight w/Giveaway: Enchanted Desire by Paul Lonardo

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Today we are we Paul Lonardo's 
Enchanted Desire!

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When you dare to dream, you might as well dream to have it all
Enchanted Desire

I had my life all planned out...until I met him. Kenny Honana is sexy and alluring. Mysterious. I’d always been drawn to the Native American heritage, and now I found myself dream-deep in a supernatural tribal ritual. Little did I know, his vision quest would involve me in a sexual odyssey beyond my wildest dreams. But when the quest is over...what becomes of us.

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Q & A with Paul Lonardo about Enchanting Desire!

Tell us about your book.
ENCHANTED DESIRE tells the story of a beautiful young college student, Shanna, who has her whole life in front of her, with a solid career path and a handsome State Trooper boyfriend. But things are not as they appear, and Shanna is not a fulfilled woman. She discovers what is missing when she meets and falls in love with Kenny, a sexy 6 foot 8 Native American university professor, who himself is embarking upon a spiritual journey, a tribal ritual that calls upon supernatural forces to attain guidance and wisdom. When Kenny leaves on his vision quest, Shanna’s desire to be with him gives her the courage to change her future and the strength to assert herself and leave her neglectful boyfriend. Now, all she can do is wait for Kenny to return. But she doesn’t have to wait long.
Late on Christmas Eve, while Kenny is away and Shanna is alone, she spots an unopened gift under the tree that had not been there earlier. What she discovers inside is not only magical, it is erotic, evoking the memory of her previous sexual encounter with Kenny in ways she never imagined.
This special gift allows the two of them to be together even while they are far apart. Their spirits and their sexual desire for one another are both satisfied with the help of a little imagination…and a magical object.

What inspired you to write it?
With romance titles, we better not go there. But in all honesty, in talking about fictional characters, while none are entirely based on, or inspired by, real people, there are always elements of major and minor characters that are borrowed from friends, family and acquaintances. Sometimes a single character will contain elements from a number of different individuals that I either know personally or am familiar with in some way.
For me, when it comes to inspiration for a story, there’s no telling where that will come from. That can be a scary, worrisome thing sometimes, but it is always exciting. As a writer, it is never bad to try something new, and challenge yourself. It’s something to strive for. Writing romance and erotica certainly fits the bill in my case. But I was actually surprised how natural it was. And it all starts with developing interesting, engaging characters. The rest finds its way into the context of the story.

Tell us about the characters.
Shanna is the protagonist of the story. She is attractive, has done some minor modeling, but she is grounded, determined and compassionate. She is finishing up her undergraduate work and has applied to several colleges of veterinary medicine for her doctorate. She plans to open up her own veterinary clinic and care for animals. Shanna may be young, but she knows what she wants in life. She is strong, though she didn’t know that until she is forced to confront her neglectful and jealous boyfriend, a Massachusetts State Trooper, and break up with him in order to be with Kenny.

Kenny Honana is a sexy, 6 foot 8, muscular and charming Native American man, who makes and sells the Kachinas, ceremonial dolls of his people. He is also a professor of Native American Studies at the University that Shanna attends. The two are immediately drawn to each other when they meet by chance (or was it?) at the storefront where he sells these figurines. Kenny is a bit of a mystery man, and that is intentional on my part because there is a fantasy element to this story and a mood that I wanted to create around Shanna and these Kachina dolls, a kind of blurring of reality.

Courtney is Shanna’s younger sister. The two of them are quite close, and although only one year separates them, Shanna is significantly more immature. She has a wonderfully entertaining and antagonistic personality, and the relationship advice she gives Shanna shows just how close the sisters are despite their differences. Courtney constantly points out to Shanna how well-endowed Kenny appears to be, teasing her older sister and making incessant jokes. Certainly, she provides comic relief to the sexual tension between Shanna and Kenny, as well as the dramatic tension between Shanna and her State Trooper boyfriend.

What was the hardest part about writing it?
The eroticism. It seems simple enough, a matter of tapping into our own natural sexual nature, but I found that it can be very difficult to express those feelings and thoughts into words that are not clichéd and hackneyed. Then you add to that writing the scenes through the point of view of the female protagonist, and that becomes a real challenge for me, as a man. But I guess you could say I did my homework.

What was your favorite chapter or part to write and why?
I particularly enjoyed writing the scenes involving Shanna and her younger sister, Courtney. Their interplay as sisters who are very close was captivating to me. I couldn’t get enough of them, and I hope I didn’t overdo it. From the responses I have received, readers enjoyed them as well, and some wanted even more. I actually already worked out a way I could continue the story, perhaps developing it into a full length novel. We’ll see.

What are your future projects?
Besides the possible continuation or expansion of Enchanted Desire, I have completed another romance novella which I hope will be published next year. It is not erotic. I do plan to write future romance stories, at varying levels of heat, whether short stories, novellas, or full length books.
I will also continue to work on my collaborative non-fiction projects, including trying to place a completed book with an Armenian woman who fled to America from Azerbaijan in the late 1980’s when it was a Soviet republic at a time when ethnic and religious violence began to escalate once more against Armenians living in that part of the world.

Now an exciting excerpt from Enchanting Desire!

My disappointment quickly turned to delight when I saw the tall, broad figure that cut through the steam in the room. I knew it was Kenny right away.

“I had to see you.” Kenny’s voice boomed like thunder in my ears, making my body shudder.

“How did you—” I could not finish what I was going to say before Kenny crossed the room to the bathtub in three strides and gently put the tips of two fingers against my lips. “Sh-hhhhh.”

The sibilating sound lulled me back into tranquility. He slowly ran the fingers of his right hand along my jawline to my ear and then down the nape of my neck, he did the same with his tongue on the other side of my face. I shivered even in the heat of the steaming bath water. Cupping the sides of my face in his hands, he drew his head toward me and kissed me deeply.

With his lips pressed firmly against mine, I placed both my hands around the back of his neck. He straightened up and lifted me right out of the tub. Naked and dripping, I wrapped my legs around his waist, and he never stopped kissing me the entire time, sucking and biting delicately on the soft skin of my lower lip. It made me crazy.

His exposed chest hair bristled across my nipples, arousing me further. I opened my mouth and his tongue began to flick back and forth across mine. It was a sensuous imitation of a more intimate act, and I was sure he knew it as was well as I did. With his thick shaft in his pants pressed against my bare pussy, I felt a now-familiar rush of warmth between my legs. When I began to grind myself against him, his cock began to grow. And grow.

Oh, my God! I thought. Courtney was right. The thing was huge.

Holding me in his powerful embrace, he let one of his hands drop slowly down the side of my body, tracing the arch of my hip and then reaching underneath me to massage the swell of my buttocks. Several of his long fingers wandered down further and touched me in a place that no man had touched me in a long time. As he lightly probed the outer rim of my anus with his index and middle fingers, I let out a moan.

I felt the sensation of moving again, but this time it wasn’t vertigo. Kenny carried me effortlessly out of the bathroom and into the adjoining bedroom where he eased me down onto the white down duvet cover. He was standing over me as I sat up and reached for his shirt. I pulled on the leather lacing that bound the cowhide to his body and loosened it until the material hung from his shoulders in two pieces. Kenny shrugged the remains off, exposing his naked torso.

His pants moved in front of me, as if there was something alive in there.

EskieMama Reads was priviledged to receive a copy of Enchanted Desires by Paul Lonardo. Here is Jara's review of Enchated Desire! Thank you Paul for the opportunity to read & review Enchanted Desire!

5 stars
Kenny (Kwatoko) a professor at a local University BU teaching Native American Studies, Shanna also goes to BU major is in Biology. Two people connect in ways Shanna did not believe possible, mysticism or dreams, she is not sure all she knows that she is attracted to the young Kenny in ways she did not think possible, and when he appears to her as if in a dream, she finds that she is far more into him than she thought possible. Kenny is getting ready to leave on a journey to find himself and ask her to trust him.
Surely such love can transcend time and space, as these two souls connect.
A wonderful story that renewed my soul and the belief in what we can not explain. Thank you Paul Lonardo for a light and beautiful story.

I have had published both fiction and non-fiction book published, including titles that have been excerpted in Reader’s Digest (Caught in the Act, Penguin Group, 2011) and reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly (Life, with Cancer, Health Communications, Inc., foreword by Anna Quindlen, 2012).
From the Ashes, a 2010 collaborative book written with a Gina Russo, who survived the deadly 2003 Station Nightclub fire in RI which claimed the lives of 100 people, became the basis of a 2013 documentary web series, The Station.
Thrill Killers is a 2007 true crime book (New Horizon Press, Berkley paperback, 2008) written with the Johnston, Rhode Island detective who headed the investigation of a brutal double homicide.
I was interviewed as part of NBC’s documentary program, I Survived a Serial Killer, featuring the true crime story depicted in the book  Caught in the Act.
I had my first romance book published (Reunion of Souls, Liquid Silver Press, June 2015).
I recently had my second romance novella Enchanted Desire published by Wild Rose Press, released on June 17, 2016

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EskieMama Reads Review: Demon of Vengenance by Brenda Huber

Demon of Vengeance
by Brenda Huber 


A legendary sword isn’t the only thing this merciless demon desires…
Chronicles of the Fallen, Book 4
Possessed of immeasurable patience and an unrelenting drive for justice, Sebastian, the Demon of Vengeance, has finally met his match.
His mission is to keep the new Guardian safe until the Sword of Kathnesh is retrieved, but the aggravating woman insists on throwing herself into harm’s way at every opportunity.
Finding the sacred relic is Phoebe Mackenzie’s task, and protecting it is her family’s legacy. But when Sebastian resorts to magic to save her life, he unwittingly exposes a secret sealed deep within her—and paints a target on her back no demon can resist.
As Phoebe fights to hold on to her identity, Sebastian’s oldest nemesis vows to use any and all means to force Sebastian into a fight to the death—including targeting his mate. Sebastian will do whatever it takes to preserve the barriers between Earth and Hell. But in unleashing the raging storm inside him, he risks losing the woman he loves.
Warning: Contains a cunning demon notorious for his methodical patience and unquenchable thirst for revenge, and the one woman capable of pushing him past the breaking point. And so continues the journey of six fallen demons and the women who have captured their hearts.

Review:                              5 stars
Demons, Fallen Angels, and all sort of things that listen to good ole Lucifer, including his grandson, ha.

Phoebe Mackenzie the protector of the relic that can cause more harm the help, Sword of Kathnesh agw guards it within inches of her life. Enter another demon, but not as bad as one thinks, he and a few others broke from the grasp of Lucifer, Sebastian, the Demon of Vengeance . Sebastian instantly connects to Phoebe and falls in love with her, she on the other had fights him and what she is. 
A great book, the characters did grown on me, and is you want to find out what happens heck read the book, good story great plot.
I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads Review: Rescuing Emily by Susan Stoker

Rescuing Emily
by Susan Stoker


Renting out the apartment over his garage shouldn’t be a life-changing decision, but when Delta soldier Cormac “Fletch” Fletcher meets Emily Grant, he feels an instant connection. He can’t stand the thought of Emily and her young daughter living anywhere unsafe. Offering cheap rent is a small price to pay for their safety…and Fletch’s peace of mind. 

Being a single mother is difficult at best, but renting the extremely affordable space from Fletch makes Emily’s life a lot easier…until it doesn’t. Suddenly all the money she’s saving thanks to Fletch’s generosity is going into the hands of a blackmailer. And what little food Emily can afford goes to her daughter Annie, so the girl doesn’t go to bed hungry…leaving Emily weaker and weaker. 

When miscommunication has Emily assuming Fletch is in on the blackmail, he not only has to gain her trust, but also deal with a man holding a grudge against Fletch and his entire Delta Force team. A task made more difficult when the dangerous man gets his hands on Emily and Annie... 

** Rescuing Emily is the 2nd book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

Review:                                   5 stars

A single mother looking for a better and safer place to live with her daughter comes across Cormac Fletcher, Fletch to his team and friends. Things start out safe and nice, but then again what story would be complete without a villain. 
Annie is a precocious and intelligent 6 year old girl, who loves apparently everything military, Meanwhile Fletch misses something and for a few months his life is miserable and so is Emily's, when Annie goes to Fletch for help for herself and her mom, things take a turn and even a bigger turn. How will things go for both girls and for Fletch, well all you have to do is read it, it's a great and beautiful story, thank you Susan Stoker for a wonderful adventure.

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

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads Review: Cowboy Resurrection by Mia Hopkins

Cowboy Resurrection
by Mia Hopkins


Ball-busting businesswoman meets no-holds-barred cowboy. He’s gonna need a longer rope.

Marketing hotshot Monica Kaur has put her big-city life on hold to help bail out her brother’s failing business. Now she’s got three months to plan and promote a rodeo, the first her tiny hometown has ever seen.

To ensure the rodeo’s success, Monica enlists a local hero, a rancher’s son who’s made a name for himself on the bull-riding circuit. Problem? She can’t stop daydreaming about the cocky bastard—and all the things she longs to do to him out behind the chutes. 

Professional bullfighter Dean MacKinnon is home helping his family while his father fights cancer. Haunted by bad memories, jaded by love, Dean finds escape in a no-strings-attached go-round with brainy, sexy Monica, whose close-knit Sikh-American family would sooner run him out of town than see her with a notorious rodeo romeo.

In private, Monica and Dean play as hard as they work. But as the rodeo draws near, that clean break they promised each other is getting more and more hung up in the rigging.

Warning: Contains rope play, motel nooners, a blue-eyed charmer with a taste for kink, and a brown-eyed princess with a taste for cowboys.

Review:                                    5 stars

Dean MacKinnon, Monica Kaur she is a Sikh and Dean is a cowboy with issues that he needs to overcome, she hides her tryst with Dean so her Family will not know. She is trying to help her Family organizing a rodeo and enlist Dean help as he is a well know name in the rodeo circuit.
Like two shooting stars they collide, will they overcome and be happy, read it to find out. The Story might be short, but well writen give the characters time to grow and make you love them and feel their emotions.

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

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads Review: Cowboy Valentine by Mia Hopkins

Cowboy Valentine 
by Mia Hopkins


Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.

Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?

The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.

After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.

From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.

Warning: Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.

Review:                                5 stars

Caleb MacKinnon and Corazón Gomez on a lonely Valentine's day Cora is working but upon closing time Caleb drives in and from eating ice cream and later a ride through the countryside, two young hearts meet and get closer. 
Cora is leaving in 6 months to get out of town and go to college, Caleb is a cowboy helping on the farm. They get closer and closer and yet Cora refuses to call him her boy friend especially since she is leaving town.
Caleb not to be outdone specially as he loves her and wants her, plans a surprise. Great love story, great plot and loved the characters.

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

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads Review: Fire Danger by Claire Davon

Fire Danger 
by Claire Davon


All her life, a faint memory of her parents and fire has glowed at the back of Rachel Quinn's mind. With her parents long dead, there is no one to clarify what it means.

When a gorgeous winged man rescues her from a pack of werewolves, something flares to life inside Rachel. Suddenly she can see the paranormal world around her, a world unseen by mortals. And far more complicated.

When Phoenix's massive orange-and-red wings erupt from his back, he knows his Challenge-an age-old battle against his Demonos counterpart-is upon him. Heeding Rachel's cry for help adds a layer of complexity never seen in any previous Challenge.

Rachel, they discover, isn't entirely human. Like Phoenix, she commands fire. Fire calls to fire, and soon they are succumbing to a fierce attraction. As the Challenge bears down on them, though, Phoenix must discover what the Demonos has in store for mankind. If he doesn't succeed, the entire world will be swallowed up in darkness-and Rachel along with it.

Warning: When the mortal and the Elemental worlds collide, the resulting smoke could cause heart palpitations, teary eyes, and a sudden need to fan yourself. Keep a cooler of cold drinks handy.

Review:                                  5 stars

Phoenix and Rachel two characters I came to absolutely like, as Phoenix tries to figure out what Rachel is, that they find love is not a surprise. but what I loved the most is how the Author weaved the mythological characters into today's world. the battle between good and evil is still going on, but in a sphere we don't see. Loved the book and look forward to reading the next one.

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

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads Review: Beast Denied by Faye Avalon

Beast Denied 
by Faye Avalon


"To embrace the future, they must defy the past."

Naomi Flynn never intends to mate or marry. Either one would leave her open to the manipulation she s sworn never to endure again. Besides, no panther male will want her once they know the truth behind what happened a decade ago.

She s happy to burn up the sheets in a buddy-with-benefits arrangement, until a craving for a three-way sexual adventure thrusts her right back into the arms of the man she can t afford to remember.

Tynan Galloway doesn t intend to stand by and watch the woman he wants throw herself at every male with a pulse except him. Ten years ago, a brutal assault robbed him of his destiny as a protector of the pack, but damned if Naomi is going to be another casualty of his fate.

In the heat of a fantasy come true, Naomi s resolve to keep her emotional distance weakens. But when Tynan discovers she s in potential danger, he dares her to deny he s the only man who can protect her. Never expecting she ll go to extremes to prove him wrong...

"Warning: A hot panther shifter with something to prove, a heroine with a secret to keep, and a threesome arrangement which brings out the teeth and claws.""

Review                                 5 stars

If I thought the first book was good, dang it this one was even better. Tynan and Naomi, knew each other and were friends a long time ago, but things did not work out the way they wanted or had hoped for.
Throw back together again, they are arguing and arguing, denning what they feel for each other, both have ghosts in their lives and both afraid, the story was well write, interesting and the characters were awesome, can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads Review: First Beast by Faye Avalon

First Beast 
by Faye Avalon


"To protect his pack, he must guard his heart."

Lost on Bodmin Moor, twelve-year-old Talia Summers was cold, hurt and terrified, before being saved by a black panther that materialized out of the night.

Years later, Talia returns to the moor in search of that magnificent beast, but instead finds a man leading a clan of shape shifters. Yet the connection she remembers is strangely absent. She despairs of ever finding it again-until a stranger steps into her shower.

Back to claim his rightful place, Caleb McLeod's fierce attraction to his half-brother's female is tempered by the fact she's a human. Worse, a journalist. He'll not have his people's survival threatened by a human female who continually pushes the boundaries of pack rules.

His solution? Mate with her. Control her. And if his brother doesn't like it, they'll simply have to share. For now.

But suspicion and lies threaten the growing bond between Talia and Caleb, and the past has a way of catching up. A way of destroying the bridge built between two worlds...between two hearts.

"Warning: A red-hot panther shifter with an over-the-top possessive streak, a human reporter trying desperately to retain her independence, and enough sexual heat to set fire to the moors of Cornwall."

Review:                                  5 Stars

Caleb, Talia and Joshua. What a story, a young girl lost in the moors is found by a panther who somehow watches over her. Years later she returns looking for him and the connection she felt.
Joshua appears to be the man, they marry. Ah but be it so simple enters Caleb and the story takes on a wonderful twist, will they become a three some, who will she choose. Loved the book and the characters were great.

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

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads: Scarlet Bells by Jenna Ryan

Scarlet Bells
by Jenna Ryan 


In the bayou mist, evil waits just beyond the edge of your sight.
Shadows, Book 3
When Rosemary Sayer answers her brother’s frantic call for help, she has no idea it’ll be to look into his dying eyes before a sniper finishes him off. She escapes with seconds to spare and her brother’s last words ringing in her ears. Find Sean Tanner or risk being killed herself.
The difficult former Navy SEAL is the last person Rosemary wants to turn to, but it’s either that or die, and she’s not ready for the grave just yet.
Tanner wants no part of Rosemary or her half-formed second sight. But when she shows him a familiar sketched silhouette, he can’t turn her away. He knows about Crucible and the phantom murderer named Leshad—and he’d rather walk through a minefield than deal with what lies ahead.
As an unbalanced killer pursues them ever deeper into the swamp, their attraction flares and ancient, macabre tales take on a nightmarish reality that pushes Rosemary and Tanner to the edge of everything they thought they knew about the past, the present—and a future that’s about to be ripped away.
This book has been previously published.
Warning: Contains best friends turned turncoat, assumptions turned on their heads, and opposites turned lovers. Pull up a cypress stump, it’s time for a story that’ll burn your s’mores to a crisp. Ain’t nobody gonna be sleepin’ tonight!

Review:                            5 stars

Rosemary Sayer, Tanner, Reaper and Leshad, voodoo and other things most of us can't even imagine. Deep in the Bayo Rosemary goes to enlist Tanners help after her half brother Ben is murdered.
Her trip there and meeting Tanner and both fighting an attraction. Meeting her relatives who for most come to her as apparitions or ghosts. She and Tanner fight the forces that threaten her life will they escape, will they work on their attraction, read it. It's a great book well writen and keeps on the edge of your seat.

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

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads Review: Blood Orchid by Jenna Ryan

Blood Orchid 
by Jenna Ryan


She saved one life…now she could lose her own.
Shadows, Book 2
It takes more than an ominous warning to scare trauma surgeon Kate Marshall into hiding. The patient who just died on her table had connections to a crime lord with a vicious reputation for revenge. However, when a ghostly figure appears right before bullets start whizzing past her head, Kate is forced to admit she’s stumbled into a Twilight Zone of trouble.
Ex-army doctor Jason Nolan should have been on duty at the hospital, but ghosts from his past drove him to numb his burned-out soul in the back booth of a waterfront bar. When the tall, leggy, Grace Kelly lookalike tracks him down to give him a piece of her razor-sharp mind, he figures he deserves it.
But Kate doesn’t deserve to be stalked by a shadowy serial killer with a motive that extends all the way to the Louisiana bayou and ties to a past Nolan would like to forget. Only Nolan can help Kate navigate the terrifying path that lies ahead. A path riddled with voodoo, superstition and death.
Warning: Contains shadowy voodoo curses, ancient death traps and passion that sparks and burns as the danger escalates.

Review:                          5 Stars

Dr. Kate Marshall and Dr Nolan both great surgeons one with a troubled past and one whose future is now at risk. After losing a patient Kate discovers that someone is after her, after she confronts Nolan. 
To the dismay of both of them they are chased all over San Francisco and they both see a vision of a woman who is in trouble. More and more things get tight and scarier for the two Doctors and if that is not enough they both seem to be fighting an attraction they have for each other, will they get together and will they escape the voodoo and killers after them, it's well worth reading, great book great story.

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

Reviewed by Jara

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EskieMama Reads Review: Black Rose by Jenna Ryan

Black Rose 
by Jenna Ryan


Voodoo is a shadowy business. So is murder.
Shadow, Book 1
Mia LeMay’s Creole ancestry spices the atmosphere that permeates her bluesy New Orleans nightclub and sugar-dusted tearoom. But her cloistered world shatters when she witnesses a murder—and she’s forced to put her life in the hands of a man she’s never met.
A man whose golden eyes hide as many dark secrets as the killer who wants her dead.
Even as Agent Rick Ryder whisks Mia into the teeth of a tropical storm, guilt twists like a knife in his gut. He has a personal stake in keeping the black-haired beauty safe. Once his superiors figure out what he pulled to make sure he’s the one watching her back, his life will be worth about as much as hers if he fails.
Deep in the Louisiana mangroves, desire envelopes them like the steamy bayou mist. But there are many things lurking in the shadows. Things that slither. Things that bite. And something evil that’s determined to make sure Mia never sees the light of another dawn…
This title has been previously published.
Warning: Contains a sexy federal agent (or is he?) who’s a ticking time bomb, and a woman with the bayou in her blood and a wicked way with stiletto heels. Grab your gris gris bag, gaienne, the real bad is comin’!

Review:                                 5 stars

Voodoo, ghosts and heroes, the Bayou New Orleans and one can only imagine where else this adventure took Mia. Lieutenant Ryder finagles his way to protect Mia, fighting an attraction both of them have to elude a killer in the swaps and hope to come out alive.
A wonderful story full of twist that really kept me engaged for hours and unable to put the book down. Jenna Ryan took me on a journey to places I would never venture. Look forward to reading more of her books.
I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review!
Reviewed by Jara

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