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Murder in Paradise: A Book Review and Giveaway

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on January 28, 2015 in Giveaway, Review |

My Two Cents: Murder in Paradise is a slam dunk. Twists and turns had me second guessing myself as I tried to solve the murder. I was so sure I had it, I didn’t. All of my favorites players were back: Fab, Madison, Zach, Creole, and of course Jazz. Oh to be spoiled like Jazz!

Fab’s ex-husband makes an apperance on the keys and boy does he bring the trouble. Fab is booked for a double murder, leaving Madison to use her mother as her wingman for her dubious private investigator jobs. Can’t you just picture it? Momma Westin wearing all black slinking around hot wiring cars? I could never imagine my mother doing the same…Although Madison’s own life mirrors mine in no way shape or form. Hers is much more action packed.

Are you dreaming of summer? Did you get hit by “the storm of the century”? Download a copy of Murder in Paradise and you’ll be picturing yourself beach side in no time!

Welcome to the Florida Keys! Get ready to go on vacation and lose yourself in this action packed read.

Overlooking the waters of the Biscayne Bay sits a mansion where all hell has broken loose.

Madison Westin has found herself and her bombshell best friend, Fabiana Merceau, caught up in deep trouble—yet again. This time, Fab is implicated as the only suspect in a high-profile double homicide on a beautiful private island. The girls have to act quickly and quietly, searching for a way to set the record straight and secure Fab’s freedom. Along the way, Madison must choose between two men, evade an ever-watchful mother, and dodge shady criminals as they try to solve a Murder in Paradise.

Murder in Paradise, is the fourth novel in Deborah Brown’s Paradise series, can be read as a stand alone book.

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“The series is addictive, hot, fun, can’t-put-em-down reads.”

“Great as stand-alone reads, but they’re like chips…you won’t be able to devour just one!”

“Reminds me of Sin City: everyone leads a double life, women pack handguns, all have secrets, and nothing is wholesome.”

Read an Excerpt here

About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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Tending Her Heart: A Review and Giveaway

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on January 26, 2015 in Giveaway, Review |

My two cents: Tending her Heart made me think. It made me think deeply about the choices a woman had to make throughout history just to have a career and a love life. True, the 1970’s weren’t that long ago, but society has changed so much since then that I often forget the struggles that women went through.

Julie was an independent woman who could hold her own. She had ideas, and she was a woman. How dare her? I can totally see myself doing the same thing. Standing up to what I felt was morally correct even though it could cost me everything.

I loved Tending her Heart! This is one book that will stick with me for quite some time. Books that make me think about my own life are ones that will stand the test of time. Self-reflection is something that everyone needs to do, but rarely does on their own. I’m glad that there are books that remind me to take a look at where I am in life and appreciate all that I have in this day and age!

Sweet, Fun Romance–Set in 1971, nurse Julie Peters is ambitious and tenacious, but her plans to modernize Waterside Hospital’s labor and delivery protocols are thwarted by old-school doctors and brown-nosing colleagues. The last thing on her mind is falling in love as she confronts her career-related demons. Still, she feels the pull of attraction to one special doctor.

Dr. Michael Young turned away from a prestigious research position at Duke University to practice medicine in a smaller, less intense setting at Waterside Hospital. While nurses chase him by the dozen, he is intrigued and satisfied with building a nest-egg for when the right woman finally happens along.

When Julie is faced with choices that put her job, her life’s dream in peril her relationship with Michael begins to ignite. Can a Thanksgiving stay in the regal home called Bliss give her the space she needs to right her future and fall in love? Will their growing love mean Julie loses herself? Humor, love and a similar attitude toward medicine seal their love, but will it destroy their careers?

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“I love Julie Peters and the Endless Love Series! Julie’s relationship with Dr. Young was just so sweet and fun and I hope there’s more to come about this couple. There is nothing like reading Kathleen’s books–moving, funny, page-turning and Tending Her Heart is all of that–just fun.”
L. McShea

Praise for Home Again and Return to Love–Don’t miss out on reading book 3 in the series!
“lyrical writing that is a joy to read!”
L. Zottola

“A spell-binding story of a love which seemed to transcend time, space and circumstance.”
N. Budden

“Shoop’s character’s breathe”
Bev Rosenbaum

Also available…….

Endless Love series. Book one, Home Again

1969– Set on the shores of the Albemarle Sound, April Harrington has fond memories of summers at her family home, Bliss. After her fairytale wedding disintegrates, it becomes her refuge—the one place where she can attempt to pull the unraveling threads of her life back together. Unbeknownst to April, the stately house has been neglected in recent years. The once-sturdy roof is leaking in a few dozen places, and the wharf is rotting. Nothing is the same as she remembers. Nothing except for Hale, a Viet Nam pilot who is haunted by a dreadful secret, and who is also her brother’s best friend, a brother killed in the conflict that is tearing the country apart.

In Hale’s presence, April finds familiarity and solace. They share grief for a lost loved one, and from the comfort of Hale’s arms, passion blooms. Yet, April’s future is unresolved. Her wealthy, arrogant almost-bridegroom wants her back and the ghosts of Viet Nam are whispering to Hale. Can they find new love in an old treasured home, the kind of affection and trust that lasts forever?

Home Again, was named a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

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Endless Love Series, Book Two, Return to Love

Sweet Romance… Fresh off their whirlwind nuptials and unexpected, but joyous pregnancy, April and Hale Abercrombie are gleeful about their life together. But, while Hale is serving his country in Vietnam, he receives news of the loss of their newborn daughter.

Back home on leave, Hale can barely wait to hold his wife. Their reunion is passionate and their physical connection, strong and soothing. His embrace, his touch, and his love are just as perfect as April remembered. But nothing, not even Hale, can ease April’s heartache.

Hale stumbles through his attempts at convincing her that their future will be rich and full of wonder despite their loss. His good-hearted, but take-charge approach causes her to retreat. Even in grief, April recognizes Hale’s earnestness, yet she can’t help but distance herself from him. With only a short time before Hale must return to war, the couple begins to understand that hope starts with them—that the bliss they once knew will return only if they are willing to trust again.

Set on the beaches of the Outer Banks, Return to Love is the second book in the Endless Love series.

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About the Author

A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kathleen has also written award winning Love and Other Subjects, After the Fog and her debut novel, The Last Letter. Recently, Kathleen has released the her first romance novella, Home Again (Book One of the Endless Love Series), Return to Love (Book Two) a novel-length work and has just released Tending Her Heart (Book Three). Books Two and Three in the historical fiction series that started with The Last Letter are nearly complete and should be shortly.

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine.

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Seaside Sunsets: A Review and Giveaway

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on January 26, 2015 in Giveaway, Review |

My Two Cents: A triumphant return to the Cod! Jessica is endearing and seems to be a great addition to the Seaside girls. She is a quiet professional Cello player looking for a break from the high pressures of her daily routine. Who doesn’t dream of taking a summer off to relax on the beach? Jessica is making her (and many many people’s) dream come true.

Enter in Jamie, stage left. We’ve watched Jamie on the sidelines in pervious books. He has come into his own, and dang is he adorable! Up until now, Jamie has been devoted to his company and his Grandmother. Can Jessica tear him away from both of his loves?

Cell phones are such an integral part of just about everyone’s life. It is refreshing to see a main character that not only isn’t attached to her phone, but honestly doesn’t care if she has it or not. I often times wish for a simpler time, and Seaside Sunsets reminds me that all it takes is a toss of the phone.

NEW RELEASE

SEASIDE SUMMERS BOOK 3…..

The newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

SEASIDE SUNSETS

Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.

For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother—and falling in love is not in his plans.

From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sensual, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie’s business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the blond beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie’s life—and his heart—upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.

SEASIDE SUMMERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest or her personal website. Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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ALSO AVAILABLE

Books 1 – 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 – 3

Books 1 – 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 – 9

Books 1 – 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 – 14

Books 7 – 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 – 20

Books 1 – 4 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #21 – 24

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