Saturday, March 18, 2017

Her Baby's Protector: Saved by the Lawman by Margaret Daley / Saved by the SEAL by Susan Sleeman













Title: Her Baby’s Protector: Saved by the Lawman/Saved by the SEAL
Author: By Margaret Daley and Susan Sleeman
Pages: 224
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.

About the book:

KEEPING BABY SAFE

Saved by the Lawman by Margaret Daley

     As an unknown assailant attempts to kidnap family-court judge Kate Forster’s infant son, police officer Chase Walker thwarts the attack—and vows to keep the pair safe. But who will protect the ex-marine’s heart when the widowed mother and her little boy make him long for a permanent spot in their family?

Saved by the SEAL by Susan Sleeman

     The tragedy that killed Bree Hatfield’s best friends—and left her with custody of their young daughter—has been ruled an accident. But Bree knows it was murder. Scared and alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, navy SEAL Clint Reed, who’ll risk everything to protect baby Ella and the woman he never stopped loving.

My review:

     A pair of incredible romantic suspense novellas!

     I thoroughly enjoy when the novellas contained in one book have something in common. In these two stories there is a woman with a child under 2 years old that is in danger. Enter a handsome man who is willing and able to step up to protect both the woman and the child. There the similarities end.

     In both of these novellas the main characters are extremely well developed and easy to understand their fears and hang-ups. I loved all four of the main characters. The children melted my heart and they had to be saved or I was going to be furious with the authors.

     The plot lines in each story are fantastic. I was drawn into the situations and intrigued to find out who was behind the danger and why. Yet each story was short enough to read through in one sitting without even losing any sleep.

     Bree Hatfield in Saved by the SEAL was very easy to understand. She was furious with the danger and jumped right into “mama bear” mode.

     Little Jamie Forster in Saved by the Lawman was delightful. Once he had something he didn’t want to let it go and didn’t understand why at times he had to.

     I loved both of these stories and am giving this wonderful book a rating of 5 stars. I am highly recommending it.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Life After E.L.E. (Frozen World #1) by J.C. Morrows + a GIVEAWAY


 
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About the Book


 
Book: Life After E.L.E.  

Author: JC Marrows  

Genre: Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian  

Release Date: November 29, 2016
Extinction Level Event: An event where all species on the planet can become extinct.

If you manage to survive . . . What then?

When a rogue moon was discovered on a collision course with the Earth, we thought we had a solid plan.

To survive. . . to rebuild. . . to go on.

30 Years later… those who managed to survive, emerged from the caves to find a frozen world.

A world where rule number one in the compound is to be inside the gates before sunset. . . or die.

Eve watched the gates close – with her father on the outside – so that should be the easiest thing in the world for her to remember.

But life is not always simple.

Life does not always go as planned.

Now Eve is in a race against time, discovery, and danger around every corner – to find a truth that has been hidden. . . for years.

A truth Eve’s father died to protect her from.

My Review

This is a very intriguing dystopian novel.

This book is written in first person point of view. The main character is Eve and we really get to know her and how she thinks. Looking through her eyes we gain a very good understanding of a number of the other characters in this book. It is very easy to connect with Eve and her family in relationship to how they feel about her father’s death.

As we go through the story Eve and the other members of her hunting class encounter a number of different things that give us insight into how life is lived in the caves. We meet Jude as Eve becomes friends with him and some of the others in her class.

I did find that at times things seemed to be very repetitious. This was a distraction and made it a little more difficult for me personally to not lose interest.

I am very glad that I stuck with it because the ending definitely had my heart pounding. I will be looking forward to the next book in the series to see what happens next.

I received a free eBook copy of this wonderful story. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.


About the Author


 
JC Morrows – author of the Bestselling Young Adult Dystopian series: Order of the MoonStone and the NEW Frozen Earth series (Post-Apocalyptic with a Dystopian edge) – spends her days writing, arguing with her evil computer, juggling two kids, and wishing someone would invent a coffee IV.

A storyteller in the truest sense of the word, JC has been telling stories in one form or another her entire life and once her mother convinced her to write them down, she simply couldn’t stop.

And… as a true believer, she gives God all of the glory for her talent and ability!

“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Habakkuk 2:2

Guest Post from JC Marrows

Life After E.L.E. is one of those stories that I never saw coming. A lot of people might even say it was never meant to be. . .  

But GOD had other plans!  

It was one of those spur-of-the-moment ideas… the kind that usually doesn’t amount to much for me. Over the last twenty years I have started hundreds – yes, you read that right – of stories on the spur-of-the-moment. Until 2011, none of them amounted to anything more than a few chapters. In 2013, I was working on an entirely different series – the first I’d had any measure of true success with – when my mother challenged me to participate in NaNoWriMo [National Novel Writing Month – where you write 50,000 words in 30 days].  

I sat down on November 1st with absolutely nothing on the page and only a vague idea of what I wanted to write about. And, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect much. I did not expect to reach the goal and I certainly never expected that the book would be published three years later (albeit after quite a bit of editing and rewriting)  

What’s more is that there is more to this story.  

Last November, one of the stops on Marissa Meyer’s Heartless tour was Nashville, and of course my daughter and I had to go see her… and buy her new book! While there, I gave Marissa an early copy of Life After E.L.E. after thanking her for being such an inspiration to me.  

Not only did she seem genuinely excited – she made a point to have me autograph it! (cue absolute and utter shock – followed by inner Happy Dancing)!  

Why so excited you ask? Well… there are some authors who think you’re not a ”real” author when you write your story during NaNoWriMo and knowing Marissa’s story was about the only thing that kept me going that year. You can’t get much more REAL than New York Times Bestseller – which Marissa hit with her very first book. She was a tremendous inspiration to me then – and continues to be now. I am truly blessed to have met her!  

And I count myself truly blessed that the right people enjoy the story enough that it has been published. I look forward to sharing part two with readers at the end of this year. And then I have another story to get out there!
 




To celebrate her tour, JC Morrows is giving away a themed basket including the book and swag and some specially chosen surprises!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b0fd