Monday, October 24, 2016

Blogging with PG Forte : Going Back to Find You

I have a new book out today. Going Back to Find You, is a little different than the other books in my Children of Night series. For one thing, the story isn’t set in San Francisco, but rather in Erin Nicholas’s very contemporary Sapphire Falls Kindle World. For another, this story does not revolve around Conrad or his immediate family, even though both Conrad and Marc do make brief appearances.

My hero, Jason, appeared very briefly in the first Children of Night book, In the Dark. Ever since then, I've wanted to tell his story. But, for some reason, it just never happened, until now.
It wasn’t until I was writing the story that I figured out why that was. Jason was scarred by the events he witnessed in In the Dark. He’s spent the last forty some-odd years actively avoiding Conrad—and, apparently, hiding out from me as well!
I’ve fallen in love with Jason over the course of writing his story—and fallen in love with Conrad, Marc, and the rest of the gang, all over again, as well.

Because even a vampire deserves a second chance.

When Jason Cook boarded the train to San Francisco, he didn’t plan on coming back. He never really thought he’d see Nebraska or Lizbeth Petersen ever again. But when an unexpected turn of events threatens the woman he’d loved and lost, he has no choice but to go back and try to make things right.

Lizbeth never thought she’d see Jason again, either—and she’s not so sure she wants to see him now. Her life’s a mess, but at least it’s her mess. And after a lifetime of other people making decisions for her, she’s looking forward to finally figuring out some things on her own. Besides, Jason already left her once when she needed him. Why should she trust him not to do the same again now?

Warning: This is not a drill. Vampires are invading your favorite, small Nebraska town this Halloween. Does this mean Type-O flavored booze will soon be the new rage in Sapphire Falls? Hopefully, it won’t come to that. But you never can tell…


Now, come on inside,” [Marc] said as he turned toward the house. “I don’t know when you’ve last eaten, or slept, but you look like you’re about to fall down. Let’s find you a bed so you can crash for a few hours, and maybe a snack to tide you over until tonight.”

It sounded heavenly. Jason was seriously tempted to take Marc up on the offer. But, “I can’t. I have to get back to Sapphire Falls.” He was hours late to meet with Lizbeth. And yes, there had been extenuating circumstances, matters of life and death and magic. There had been no way to avoid it, nothing else he could have done. But this was the second time he’d broken a promise to her, that he’d disappeared without a word. At the very least, he’d have some serious groveling to do.

Marc grinned at him over his shoulder. “Are you trying to get me in trouble? Do you know how upset Conrad was after that phone call last night?”

“Phone call?”

“Apparently someone used your phone to contact Conrad. Something about evil faeries and blood magic? I’m not sure. I might have gotten that part wrong. He was yelling rather loudly.”

Jason stared at him, slack-jawed.

“I should thank them, whoever they are. That call gave me the perfect excuse to come in with ‘guns blazing’ so to speak.”

“Ye gods.”

“Anyway, Conrad gave me strict orders not to let anything else happen to you while you’re away from home.”

“He wishes to kill me himself?”

Marc grimaced. “Don’t believe everything you hear. He’s just concerned about your well-being.”
Jason shook his head. “I doubt it. I’m really not that important. I’m astonished he even remembers my name.” Not to mention his very existence. Ever since Jason had witnessed Conrad lose his temper in the late 1960s, he’d made it his particular mission to stay well out of Conrad’s way. All that effort, gone for naught.
“Don’t underestimate him, either,” Marc advised, a hint of a warning in his tone.
“Oh, believe me, I don’t.”
Even with the morning light gleaming off Marc’s sunglasses, turning the lenses into mirrors, so that Jason was looking at his own reflection in them, he could still feel Marc’s gaze slide over him, scanning him from head to foot.
“I can understand why he’d be fond of you. You’re rather alike in some ways, aren’t you?”
Jason’s mouth dropped open once again, startling another laugh from Marc. He couldn’t even speak for the first several seconds. “Alike? F-f-fond?” he gasped, stuttering with shock as he regained his voice. “You m-must be j-j-joking.”
He was not even sure on whose behalf he was more appalled—his own, or Conrad’s. That was like comparing apples and…well, anything that was most assuredly not an apple. It was that absurd.
“I wish you could have seen your face just now,” Marc said, still grinning widely. “Well, that settles it. More alike than you know. Trust me on that.”
Going Back to Find You

PG Forte inhabits a world only slightly less strange than the ones she creates. Filled with serendipity, coincidence, love at first sight and dreams come true.
She wrote her first serialized story when she was still in her teens. The sexy, ongoing adventure tales were very popular at her oh-so-proper, all girls, Catholic High School, where they helped to liven up otherwise dull classes...even if her teachers didn't always agree.
Originally a Jersey girl, PG now resides with her family on the extreme left coast where she writes contemporary and paranormal romance in a variety of sub-genres.
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Click Bait by E.J. Russell

Title: Click Bait
Author: E.J. Russell
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages: 270
Genre/Pairing: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb

After the disastrous ending of his first serious relationship, Gideon Wallace cultivated a protective—but fabulously shiny—outer shell to shield himself from Heartbreak 2.0. Besides, romance is so not a priority for him right now. All his web design prospects have inexplicably evaporated, and to save his fledgling business, he’s been compelled to take a hands-on hardware project—as in, his hands on screwdrivers, soldering irons, and needle-nosed pliers. God. Failure could actually be an option.

Journeyman electrician Alex Henning is ready to leave Gideon twisting in the wind after their run-ins both on and off the construction site. Except, like a fool, he takes pity on the guy and offers to help. Never mind that between coping with his dad’s dementia and clocking all the overtime he can finagle, he has zero room in his life for more complications.

Apparently, an office build-out can lay the foundation for a new relationship. Who knew? But before Alex can trust Gideon with the truth about his fragile family, he has to believe that Gideon’s capable of caring about more than appearances. And Gideon must learn that when it comes to the heart, it’s content—not presentation—that matters.


Click Bait by E.J. Russell has the story of Gideon and Alex. Gideon is a computer geek,he also is a very self absorbed character. He really doesn't get how to talk to people or be around them. So when he goes into a job with construction, he was totally a fish out of water.
Lucky for him Alex is around. Alex lives with his aging parents. He has a ton of stress on his plate, but he sees something in Gideon worth helping out.
The problem with these two, they are both not really in places in their lives where love is convenient or fitting in for them. Gideon has come out of a bad relationship and is guarded. Alex just cannot think of anything other than bills and helping his dad at this time.
But sometimes love is not convenient. I liked how these two blended together to make a couple I could cheer for. They both have their faults but they both also have great hearts. They are not the most likely of couples but I couldn't stop wanting them together. This is a really sweet loving kind of read that I personally loved. 

                            Five Shooting Stars

Monday, October 17, 2016

Serena's Plight by Carol Madison

Title: Serena's Plight
Series: The Goddess of Ivy, 1
Author: Carol Madison
Genre: Contemporary, MF, Multi Partners
Pages: 183
Reviewer: Redz
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Publisher's Blurb
 Serena’s Plight is rich with passionate, detailed sex interspersed throughout an equally detailed drama of a young woman’s determination to survive all adversities and never give up her search for love.

Serena Loomis grew up poor, with an alcoholic mother and no father, but with Sam Everhart as her best friend. All she ever wanted was to become Serena Everhart, but Sam inexplicably began to push her away, and finally broke up with her. Abandoned by the only male she’d ever loved or felt loved by, they rarely spoke as Serena started going through boyfriends as fast as her mother, until she confronted a painful truth: Giving them everything wasn't enough.

Now when Sam figures he can’t afford an Ivy League degree, he contacts Serena again with a plan to close his tuition gap by selling her considerable sexual favors to a few rich, trust-funded fraternity brothers, but when he starts to tell her about it, he changes his mind before he gets it out. Serena coerces him into divulging it after all, breaking her heart again.

After a sleepless night, Serena considers her lack of plans or hope for her life, and the prospect that Sam’s elaborate scheme would give her a small fortune at the end of four years. She reluctantly decides she has no better option, and will pursue Sam’s idea as a necessary, but temporary compromise to secure her future. Serena has to pressure Sam into following through with it, but he does. Unfortunately for Sam’s renewed interest, she seems to thrive under the new circumstances. Unfortunately for Serena, although her work provides numerous pleasures, it’s a lot more difficult than she ever imagined, and getting worse, not better.

If you love erotic romance, don’t miss this epic tale!

 Serena's Plight by Carol Madison where do I start...Okay. This book was labeled a contemporary, erotic, and psychological romance. It is contemporary, it is a lot of sex, it is not even close or anything resembling a romance.  This is pages and pages of Serena doing Sam's friends. Sam the boy she has had a crush on since grade school. He turns out to be her boyfriend briefly in high school, and when he goes to college he decides to be come her pimp.  Cause in his words, she is really good at sex and needs money.  Wow he is a winner.  That was the thought I had about him after he uttered that sweet statement. So he goes on to explain how this can help her, and him too.  She does it. Why??? I don't know I think she has a self esteem problem.  Cause this character is way better than that.  But any how she does it and well that is the whole story.  We get pages of her doing his friends, his friends lying to her, and using her. Yep that is not romantic to me.  I fail to see the romance in this story.   I think if you are looking for a book with a ton of sex, with multiple partners, this is the book for you. If you read the blurb and thought there was a romance like me, you are going to be disappointed. It just is not there.   For me I am a romantic at heart and this read really let me down.

                                                        Three Red Stars

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Internal Affairs by Samantha Cayto

Title: Internal Affairs
Series: Boston Brave, 4
Author: Samantha Cayto
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Genre: MF, Contemporary
Pages: 140
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's blurb
As the oldest of the Callaghan brothers, Daire held his family together when his parents were murdered. With his brothers finally grown, he is able to truly deal with his loss—and his loneliness. But he's out of practice when it comes to dating so he buries himself in his new position as police lieutenant.
Parker Li works in internal affairs. Having experienced bad cops, she strives to weed them out. Proud of her Chinese heritage and her mission, she refuses to be intimidated by the hostility she encounters. She has also put her personal life on hold, unwilling to settle down with the guy of her family’s choosing.

When Parker stumbles upon the Callaghan file and reopens the case, Daire is, at first, dubious about the sexy dynamo who pushes her way into his office and his life. But while her dedication wins him over, Parker resists the temptation of the steamy lieutenant with the chip on his shoulder.

The case is cold, but heat rises as they face the growing desire between them and the danger of solving the murders.

Internal Affairs by Samantha Cayto is the four the installment to the Boston Brave series. This series should be read in order. This allows you to really understand the characters better and get really invested in them.
In this story we have the oldest brother Daire's story. Daire has always been the father figure the protector of the group. Now that all of his siblings are out of the house he is experiencing some empty nest syndrome. He is throwing himself into his work to combat that.
Parker is a proud lady. She is proud of her heritage of what she has accomplished, and what she can do. I liked her strength. She is strong without having to be overt about it. Her spirit kept me wanting more of her. She is a great counter part to Daire. He needs someone like her in his life.
Over all this story is really well done. I liked the flow, and I loved the storyline. The mystery mixed with romance always keeps me turning the pages and wanting more. I cannot wait to see what this series has in store next. I will be in line to get it that is for sure. 
                                  Five Shooting Stars

Alien Transaction by Juliet Cardin

Title: Alien Transaction
Author: Juliet Cardin
Publisher: Beachwalk Press
Genre: MF, Futuristic Sci Fi
Pages: 46
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's blurb
In exchange for her body she'll be granted her heart's desire.

Flora Dale makes a deal with an alien. In exchange for her body she'll be granted her heart's desire—to become a famous movie actress. She's given three years to enjoy her success before the alien returns to claim her.

Held on board a spaceship in a small cage, Flora discovers she's been duped. Believing she had agreed to one night, she's shocked when she finds out the term is actually for ten years.

Surprisingly, the alien exchanges Flora for space crystals, and she finds herself in the hands of another extraterrestrial. Gator, the huge, handsome man Flora believes has rescued her, actually has another plan in mind. He intends to swap Flora for the woman he loves who has been kidnapped by a ruthless space gang.

Flora is determined to change her fate, especially when she discovers Gator's love is a robot. She will show Gator—using whatever means necessary—that the human touch can make him forget all about his glorified machine.

Content Warning: contains sexually explicit scenes and adult language

Alien Transaction by Juliet Cardin is a strange story. The blurb promised more story than the actual story itself provided for me. It is good don't get me wrong but I wanted it to be better. I felt there was something more here than what I got. Kinda of like when you go to a movie you really super want to go to, only to be let down after you see it. That kind of feeling is what I got off of this book.
Flora is well kinda silly when we meet her. She gives her body to an alien in exchange for fortune and fame. Then she is shocked when the terms she agreed to are collected on. Okay I will give her a few bits of credit she didn't completely understand her contract but still seriously shallow move on her part.
She is rescued by Gator but Gator only wants her as a trade for the woman he really wants. So Flora wants to make herself endeared to Gator by seducing him. Gator is the typical alpha hero with a good heart. But has a bad boy image. I really was not into him either.
Over all good components to a book. There is a story here. I wished though it had the spark I wanted it to have to make it great. I felt it was on the verge the entire book and I was waiting for the moment to come. Hahaha and I just did a pun.. but still its a good story with a good story line well worth the read.

                      Four Twinkling Stars

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Beary Merry Christmas by Jazzmyn Wolfe

Title: A Beary Merry Christmas
Author: Jazzmyn Wolfe
Publisher: Book Wolfe Publications
Pages: 70
Genre/Pairing: Romance, Holidays. M+F.
Reviewer Name: Vela

Publisher’s Blurb
Curvy Kassandra has come home to visit after a nasty breakup, but decides to stay and move into her family’s mountain cabin. Unfortunately, her ex isn’t going to give up quite that easily.
Meanwhile, her hunky high school crush Brendan has been in love with her ever since they briefly dated in high school. Misunderstandings abound, however.
Can they overcome everything that stands between them to find their happy ending?

In A Beary Merry Christmas I think Jazzmyn Wolfe wrote this short novella really well! Kassandra leaves her ex-boyfriend and returns to her hometown, bumping into her high school crush Brendan. She shared her first kiss with him but was she ready to share her heart with him? Will she stay with her family in a log cabin in the mountains? Or return to her ex?
Jazzmyn Wolfe wrote a short novella that became a page turner. I couldn’t put it down for obvious reasons: strong descriptive scenes, good solid characters, and interesting plot line. This was a stand alone book and is not part of a series. This was a good book to curl up with on a cool fall evening. What I didn’t like about the book was its lack in length. I loved the plot so much, the author made me crave for more! I will definitely read more of her work in the future! Jazzmyn Wolfe, you’re on my reading list now! 
                           Five Shooting Stars

Friday, October 7, 2016

Captive Creature by Angelique Voisen

Title: Captive Creature
Author: Angelique Voisen
Publisher: All Romance Ebooks
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 76
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
I thought I had nothing left to lose.

Betrayed and abandoned by those I love, and captured by the enemy, I learned death is a privilege, not a right. Nursing my vengeance and honing my hate is all I can do. Then he appears, turning my black and white world upside down.

Scar Greyback is Alpha to the largest werewolf clan in the region. Scar’s dominance frightens me, excites me. One touch and I know I’m his. His to possess and control, maybe even to love, but I can’t yield. I’ve been bred and trained all my life as a soldier to hunt his kind. Accepting his mating call will doom us both, but once I start on this road to hell, I can’t stop.

Captive Creature by Angelique Voisen is a gritty shifter tale. I liked this one and disliked it at the same time. I really loved the middle to the ending. That part was amazingly well done. The beginning I was not so keen on. I was not feeling the story but once the story clicked for me I loved it.
Gabriel has always been taught werewolves are bad. But his allies have betrayed him. All because he is different. Gabrielle loves men so they have betrayed him to the wolves. He was a rising star now he is at the mercy of those he strove to kill.
Scar is the leader of the werewolves. He is rough around the edges and sexy. Claims that Gabriel is his, his to touch, his to love, his to own. He just needs to make Gabriel see it too. But can he counteract years of training to show his mate what love really is?
I would love to see this one as a series. I think this makes a great first book. I do think the start of this one is a little rough but the middle on is very steamy hot and the connection is amazing. Over all a great read. 
                               Five Shooting Stars