New Release

Author: Jane Matisse
Title: Belleza and the Brute
Release Date: April 28, 2018
Cover Designer: Soxsational Cover Art
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 On sale for half price! 
All other links: books2read.com/belleza
 
When two lost souls are brought together in an unlikely circumstance, it’ll take more to scare this feisty beauty away from a domineering beast. A story of love, loss, and learning to accept when life gives you a second chance.
Elena Salazar has taken care of her gambling-addicted brother since her parents’ death. When he calls her late one night asking for help, she’s thrown into Tristan Mercier’s life and is at his mercy. Unable to pay her brother’s debt, a contract is signed: she will live and work for Tristan for six months while her brother is sent to rehab.
Tristan Mercier is scarred, both physically and emotionally. He lost his happily ever after five years earlier in a fire that nearly took his life. He’s broken and bitter, but with Elena’s arrival, things are changing, and the feelings he thought long buried begin to resurface.
Can this brute open his heart to give his belleza a chance?

 On sale for half price! 

All other links: books2read.com/belleza

 

Jane Matisse is a professional introvert who began reading romance novels at the age of thirteen. She graduated with a BA in English Literature in 2014 and has been working hard ever since to put her degree to good use. Although it took her two years to finally finish her very first rough draft, she is thrilled to be releasing her debut The Blogger and the Hunk soon.
Matisse loves all things Jane Austen, will choose tea over coffee any day, is a Phantom of the Opera aficionado, and has been an avid book blogger since 2013. She currently lives in SoCal with her family and three fur babies: Max, Thumper, and Percy.
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Jacked Up Bagle Burger

The warmer weather is finally here. It’s a great time to fire up the grill and make burgers. This is a spicy version to try with the addition of pepper jack cheese.

 

Bagel Burger

you need:

4 bagels

4 cooked hamburgers

4 slices pepper jack cheese

1 small onion, cut in rings and cooked until translucent

1 small red pepper, cut in strips and cooked with onion until translucent

grill or fry your hamburgers, toast your bagels, cook the onions and peppers.

on the bottom bun add burger, slice of cheese and then peppers and onions. place top bun on top and enjoy!!

4-28-18 PAY IT FORWARD DAY

National  pay it forward day is April 28th. There are many ways you can pay it forward. Just simply smile st people while your shopping. Fill out a comment card with all high marks for your cashier. Buy a coffee for the person next in line. Make blessing bags for the homeless. Donate to your food shelter. Anything you can do today to make someone smile is worth your effort. So pay it forward and have a great day.

Free Book Tour

 

 Lies and Solace
Love at Solace Lake Series (Book 1) 
By Jana Richards
Lies and Solace is FREE April 27, 2018 – April 29, 2018 ONLY 

Blurb for Lies and Solace:

She can’t live with one more lie. He can’t tell the truth.
Harper Lindquist is convinced she’s found the answer to her financial prayers. Unless she pours cash into crumbling Solace Lake Lodge, she’ll lose her family’s legacy. Her would-be savior arrives in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard and she’s determined to prove to her reluctant, and trapped, financier the lodge is a sound investment. But Harper isn’t completely honest with him. And she has no idea the lake is hiding secrets of its own.

Ethan James is a liar, but his money is very real. He isn’t convinced a broken-down inn is a smart investment opportunity. But the more he understands Harper’s dreams and desires, the more he wants to be the man to make them come true. The trauma in both their pasts means neither can fully trust the other. They must find the courage to love, to trust, and to accept, or yesterday’s sorrows will keep them apart.

Genre: Contemporary Romance, small town romance
Keywords: contemporary romance, small town romance, mystery, touch of paranormal, murder
ISBN: Ebook ISBN 978-0-9952791-0-0
Length: Novel
Heat Level: Spicy, fully described love scenes
Release Date: March 14, 2018
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Excerpt, Lies and Solace:
As she stared into his dark eyes she realized how much she trusted him, and relied on him. That was something rare for her. The only people she trusted as much were her sisters.
I’m in love with him.
The thought blasted through her brain with the force of a tsunami. The tension of the last few weeks, the insecurity, the mistrust, the fear, slipped easily from her shoulders. For the first time, her mind was clear. She was in love with Ethan and she didn’t want to wait anymore. She wanted him. She wanted him to be her first, her last.
Finding courage she didn’t know she possessed, Harper slid off the stool and walked around the island. She plucked the wine glass from his hand and set it on the counter, then placed his hand on her breast. “Make love with me, Ethan.”
A fire lit in his eyes, telling her he wanted her, too. But there was a question there, a hesitation. “Are you sure?”
She’d never been more sure of anything in her life. “Yes.”
“Harper—”
“Shhh. Let’s not talk anymore.” She placed one finger over his lips, then stood on her tiptoes and kissed him.
Ethan’s reaction was lightning swift. He wrapped his arms around her and brought her close, his mouth descending on hers in a wild, warm kiss. Their tongues tangled, slid over each other. She’d missed his touch, his taste. She moaned, and in the sound she heard thirty-two years of longing.
For this. For him.

Other Books in the Series: 
Secrets and Solace
Book 2 
Truth and Solace
Book 3 
About Jana Richards: 

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.
In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.janarichards.com
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M&M Cookies

I love M&M’s and I enjoy adding them to dessert recipes.  These cookies are always a treat at my house.  Great with a nice cold glass of milk.

M&M Cookies

Ingredients:
• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 large eggs
• 12 oz. bag M&M’s

 

Directions:
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in M&M’s. Drop by rounded tablespoon or a scoop onto ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

REVIEW- From Exes To Expecting (Sutter Creek, Montana)

TITLE: From Exes To Expecting (Sutter Creek, Montana)

AUTHOR: Laurel Greer

  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition (March 1, 2018)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2018
  • ASIN: B073P6K9FH

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Source: I received this book as a gift, I choose to review it.

Author Website: https://laurelgreer.com/

BOOK DESCRIPTION, FROM AMAZON

Dr. Lauren Dawson knows her brief marriage to footloose photographer Tavish Fitzgerald ended for a reason. That doesn’t mean their undeniable chemistry isn’t as potent as ever. And when Tavish returns home to Sutter Creek for his sister’s wedding, the sparks between them turn into a blaze. But when Lauren finds herself pregnant, these exes have nine months to build a forever family together…

MY THOUGHTS

Lauren, a Dr.  trying to head home for the day, just wanted to get home in a hurry.  That’s when another patient shows up.  But not just any patient she can tell by that body that it was her Ex, just the man she didn’t want to see.  Tavish her Ex was looking great but she was not expecting to see him until it was closer to her brothers wedding.  Lauren couldn’t stop thinking of her Ex Tavish, but she hadn’t expected to see him again, with her family, at her house.  But she did see him and she wanted him as much as he wanted her.  The attraction was still there even after the divorce.  They couldn’t resist each other, but would he leave? Again.

This book was a great read.  I didn’t want to put it down.  To me, reading this book was like listening to a friend tell you her life story.  It was so believable, the things that happen in this book just seemed real and down to earth.  I love all the characters they felt like friends.  This book is a romance with a hint of spice, but in my opinion not too much.  I would definitely recommend this book!!

 

 

Review: Broken Trust By C.B. Clark

Title: Broken Author

Author: C.B. Clark

  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (March 5, 2018)
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2018
  • ASIN: B079KXMZVZ
  • Genre: Romantic Suspense

Source: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

BOOK DESCRIPTION, FROM AMAZON

After five years of hell with an abusive husband, Natasha Hartford vows never to trust another man. Then she stumbles onto a murder scene and meets sexy, stubborn Homicide Detective Chase Brandon, a take-no-prisoners tough guy who’ll settle for nothing less than the truth. Sparks fly, but Chase’s suspicions and Natasha’s innate distrust block the way to happiness.

The detective struggles with his own troubled past and is determined to find the truth behind the shadows dimming Natasha’s eyes. As more murders occur and a possible connection to her ex-husband appears, Chase fears her life is in danger.

Natasha and Chase race to find the killer before he strikes again. Their survival depends on their willingness to overcome their mistrust of one another. Will they overcome their fears and find love again?

MY THOUGHTS

Natasha Hartford an artist was at an interview for her dream job.  Only she made a grave mistake by going into the office without permission, she never thought she would get caught, and she never thought she would be accused of murder.  Natasha would find herself being questioned by hunky detective Chase Brandon.  Natasha has been burned before and even though he was the police she couldn’t bring herself to trust him.  When her ex-husband shows up she realizes she needs to trust her self and get out of harms way.  But her Ex had other plans and Natasha knew she was in danger.

I am really enjoying the romantic suspense genre and have read a book or two from this author.  I love the characters and emotions you feel from reading these books.  And the suspense, you really are kept guessing throughout he book.  These are stand alones I believe and you are left with a feeling of fulfillment after reading this book.  All of the questions are answered and your not left with a cliff hanger.  Although I would love to hear more from about these characters if it were made into a series.  A great read,  I highly recommend.