RELEASE WEEK BLITZ, Review & Giveaway: Then Came You (An Animal Magnetism Novel, #5) by Jill Shalvis


Then Came You (An Animal Magnetism Novel, #5) by Jill Shalvis
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rated: 5 Stars
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rumor Has It and the Lucky Harbor series comes the story of a woman whose world is turned upside down by one night’s torrid fling…

Veterinary intern Emily can’t believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship.

Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn’t just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans…

This just might be my favorite Jill Shalvis book yet! Emily and Wyatt’s story literally had me laughing out loud. Emily and Wyatt had a one night stand at a conference. End of story or so the both thought. Emily gets an internship at a vets office in the middle nowhere. She has her whole career mapped out and Sunshine, Idaho was not part of the plan. Seeing Wyatt again was definitely not her plan, and him now being her boss was really not part of her plan. Both Emily and Wyatt are shocked when they see each other again. Although it was the best sex either ever had, they both chalked it up to a liberating one night stand. Emily’s internship is supposed to last 365 long days and nights. She has the countdown all mapped out on her phone. Working that close with Wyatt, and not being able to keep her hands to herself will make it the longest year of her life. They both agree to keep it purely professional and pretend ‘it’ never happened. Wyatt wants to settle down, but not with a woman that wants to leave Sunshine, Idaho. All Emily wants to do is go back to LA and stay on plan. Will the time spent with Wyatt be enough to change her plan and Wyatt ever be able to tell her what he really wants? I really loved their story and highly recommend this book for romance lovers. It’s a fun and sexy read!

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

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Emily sat on a fallen log and leaned back. When she was little, she’d loved to try to star watch. In LA, this was tricky because of all the city lights, not to mention smog. Doing it here, in the land of the big sky, was a whole new ball game. “I’m not lonely,” she said to the horse, who snorted again and swished his tail.

“Good. Cuz you’re not alone.”

Two long legs came into her peripheral. Wyatt crouched at her side and looked into her face. “How are you?”

“Fine,” she said.

Nodding, he sat on the log at her side and leaned back, presumably to look at whatever she was looking at. “Pretty night.”

His hands were behind him, his shoulder and a part of his chest brushing her arm and shoulder. Actually it was more like he was encircling her within his arm span, which was considerable. It was a guy move, an alpha guy move, and it made her feel … protected.

She was getting far too used to that, she thought with a sigh. “Where is everyone?”

“Gone,” he said, and there was an odd quality to his voice that had her taking a second look at him. He didn’t take his gaze off the sky so she got him in profile, the tousled hair, the fine lines crinkling the corners of his eyes from long days out in the sun, the square, scruffy jaw. A broad shoulder built to take on the weight of the world.

He’d been working his ass off, here at Belle Haven, helping Dell take up the slack for the out-of-town Jade, and then going home and helping his sisters with the monstrous house they were fixing up. He did so much for everyone, and she found herself wanting to do something for him. Make him smile. Make him relax. Make him forget, even for a few minutes… She nudged him with her shoulder.

He nudged her back and turned to look at her then, his eyes dark and unfathomable behind his glasses.

Chickening out, she turned her head this time, and stared up at the sky as he had been only a few seconds before.


When she didn’t tear her gaze off the stars, he leaned in and nipped her ear.

Sucking in a breath, she looked at him again. His was still dark, but there were things swirling in those dark depths now. Need. Heat.


He stole her breath.

“Let the record state,” she said, reaching out to snatch off his glasses, “that I don’t always make the first move.”

He blinked in momentary confusion, and probably also because he could no longer see. He opened his mouth to say something, but she sank her fingers into his hair and kissed him, hard and long and deep.

“Emily,” he said when they broke for air, his voice rough and husky.

She climbed into his lap and then pushed him backwards off the log so that he fell to his back in the wild grass with her straddling him.

Laughing, he slid his hands beneath her top and up her back, drawing out a delicious shiver from her. Then his hands slid slowly down her spine, and into the backs of her jeans. “Let the record also state,” he said in a delicious growl. “Who made the rest of the moves.”


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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✦Book 1: Animal Magnetism ➢ Kindle
✦Book 2: Animal Attraction ➢ Kindle
✦Book 3: Rescue My Heart ➢ Kindle
✦Book 4: Rumor Has It ➢ Kindle | Review 5 Stars
✦Book 5: Then Came You ➢ Kindle | Review 5 Stars
✦Book 6: Still the One ➢ Kindle | Review 4 Stars
✦Book 7: All I Want ➢ Kindle






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✦Denying Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms, Book 3) by Setta Jay #PNR #ER (Donna 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $2.99 | Amazon PBK $11.39 | B&N | Smashwords
✦Little Black Book by Tabatha Vargo, Melissa Andrea #CR #ER (Cori 4 Stars) ➢ $3.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
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✦Marked by Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella (Midnight Breed Vampire Romance) by Lara Adrian #PNR ➢ $2.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
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✦Born of Fury (A League Novel) by Sherrilyn Kenyon #PNR #SFR (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $12.74 | Amazon HBK $16.43 | B&N (HBK $16.75/ Nook $14.99)
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✦Then Came You (An Animal Magnetism Novel, #5) by Jill Shalvis #CR (Dawn 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.99 | Amazon PBK $4.99 | B&N (PBK $4.99/ Nook $5.99) | Kobo $7.99
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✦Awaken to Pleasure by Lauren Hawkeye #PNR ➢ Kindle $2.51 | B&N $2.99 | Kobo $2.99
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✦Bending the Rules (Wicked Warrens) by Marie Harte #CR #ER ➢ Kindle $3.99 | B&N $4.49 | Kobo $3.99
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#HR – Historical Romance
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SPOTLIGHT, Review & Giveaway: Denying Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms, Book 3) by Setta Jay


Denying Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms, Book 3) by Setta Jay
Publication Date: June 30, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 5 Stars

A headstrong sassy mortal, Rain is a Mageia living in Tetartos, the Realm of beasts and Immortals. Her nights have been restless, filled with sensual dreams of a big blonde Guardian whose glares indicate he wants nothing to do with her. She is determined to shake off the odd feelings until she finds out her dream lover is responsible for her rescue from a demented Demi-God. In doing so, his touch ignites something rare and coveted. Something that she’s never anticipated… Something he should have told her about. Rain is set on making him explain and then feel the full force of her ire.

After a devastating betrayal resulting in the loss of a close friend a century ago, Dorian refuses to trust or engage with Immortals other than his Guardian family. His years of brutal fighting in the underground Immortal rings are over. He patrols the Realms and slakes his lust with the humans on Earth. Existing, but not living as he used to. He knows the moment he scents Rain that he has found his mate and after touching her he plans to avoid her as long as he can… Until he learns she is in danger. Raging, his beast demands that he go to her, but taking her from their enemy has repercussions he fully plans to escape at all costs.

For Dorian, finding a way out of mating Rain means he could succumb to madness and harm those that mean so much to him… but giving in to his burning urge for her means losing control in a heated mating frenzy sure to ignite them both and link them forever.

Warning: This book is intended for adult audiences; brief instances of M/F/F and M/F/M ménage; voyeurism and sexually explicit scenes.

A smoking hot erotic romance! Book three once again throws you into the dangers and intrigue of the Guardian’s lives. They’re surrounded by evil at every turn but meet it head on. A true blending of different personalities and strengths that is written smoothly so that you truly believe they have been together for centuries. I usually don’t like the “fated mate you have no choice” storylines but in this series it works. Amidst all the battles and delving into the other character’s lives, they manage to meet their destiny together in true Guardian fashion. Did I mention it is hot? Without giving anything away, I’ll just say that I loved the water scenes. I could not put it down.

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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The sad truth is that I’m not nearly as entertaining as fiction. *Wink* I am a thirty-seven year old stay at home writer, thanks to my incredibly supportive husband. We’ve been together for thirteen years and I still love waking up next to that sexy man. We lost our furry child recently, so we are childless at the moment. Our whole world revolved around her. Needless to say, I love animals, especially dogs. Okay, maybe not all animals, I’m not a super big fan of monkeys. Any animal that throws their feces kind of eeks me out. I may, or may not, have a problem with candy. I love any research that leads to Neiman Marcus’ online shoe department. Spreadsheets give me way more happiness than they should. I love to read, the dirtier the better. It all started with the naughty historical romances by Judith McNaught that I devoured as a teenager. I love reading about hot, sexy alpha males and heroines that are smart enough to live.

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Sneak Peek & Giveaway: Tapout by JC Valentine

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Author: JC Valentine
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 8, 2014
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History brought them together. Circumstances may them apart.
Alyson Blake’s past left her with scars. Scars that she tried to fix the only way she knew how—by helping others. But actions have consequences, and Alyson is about to find out that being naïve is no excuse.
Fighting is Jamison Weston’s passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a few lingering concerns, their relationship is as solid as ever. Until a shocking lie is uncovered and all of his plans begin to unravel. Now, Jami is rushing to pick up the pieces, but as relationships are put to the test, will he be strong enough to keep it together, or will it all just fall apart?
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Best selling author J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.
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REVIEW: Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway


Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway
Publication Date: June 1, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

From USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway comes a sparkling new series set in the California mountains, where Hollywood glamour meets rustic charm, and the sparks fly among the unlikeliest of couples…

Poppy Walker has a plan to restore the family resort, and she’s sticking to it. So when a good-looking guy with plenty of cash rents one of her half-repaired vacation cabins, she figures he’s just what the handyman ordered. But when a storm blows through, it takes down some trees, her roof and then…her self-control. Even though she’s been burned before by a wealthy passer-through, she can’t stay away from the brooding but gorgeous stranger in the bungalow next door.

Former teen idol turned Hollywood exec Ryan Hamilton wants a private place in which to endure his very personal heartbreak. Finally, at this rustic mountain cabin, he has all the seclusion one man could want—until sparks begin to fly with his sexy, formerly chilly landlady. By the time the weather dies down, they’re both hot, bothered and certain they’re still wrong for each other. But there’s no telling how they’ll face the new storm brewing on the horizon….

Poppy is a single mom and has decided she doesn’t need anyone’s help with anything. She just needs to get through March. Ryan just wants to hide from the world. The secluded cabin he finds is in need of some major repairs, but it has a cute owner. March is never a good month for him. While Poppy’s son is on vacation it gives her the time she needs to get some work done on the cabins. Storms have Poppy and Ryan spending more time together than either of them had planned. Ryan doesn’t know about Poppy’s son, and Poppy doesn’t know Ryan is a famous actor. Will their secrets destroy them before they even have a chance? Parts of the story were a challenge for me to follow. There was a screenplay written in between a few of the chapters that I could have skipped over, but I loved the rest of the story. It’s a great romance to pick up this summer!

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty contemporary romances. A five-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.


SPOTLIGHT, Review & Giveaway: When Day Breaks (A KGI Novel, Book 9) by Maya Banks


When Day Breaks (A KGI Novel, Book 9) by Maya Banks
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading in Pajamas/Donna
Rated: 4.5 Stars


The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…

Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever.

Swanson or “Swanny” as his teammates call him is always up for the next mission. He came back from Afghanistan wounded and scarred. Hardly the kind of man who even belongs in the same room with Eden. And yet there’s something about the quiet beauty that stirs his blood and makes him dream of the impossible. Because Beauty loving the Beast only happens in fairy tales and KGI doesn’t deal in fairy tales. Ever.

Another great KGI novel. The KGI members still thrill me with how they not only work as a well-oiled machine but also show their closeness with their easy banter and camaraderie. I’ve grown to care about them too, which is why I was anxious for Swanny’s story. Even though the drama and action didn’t start soon enough for me, the tender romance made up for it. It even moved me to tears a few times. A nice addition to the series and has me itching for the next one.

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets. Visit her online at,, and

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ, Review & Giveaway: Come to Me Softly: The Closer to You Series by A. L. Jackson


Happy Release Day to A.L Jackson as we celebrate her new book Come to Me Softly!!

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Quietly comes

a scorching new adult romance in the Closer to You series.


A second chance at life…

A second chance at love…


Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed?

To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.

Come to Me Softly: The Closer to You Series, Book 2 by A. L. Jackson
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars

Never have I been so consumed by a book! This is the conclusion of The Closer to You Series. Jared has survived some dark days in his life and Aly was everything bright. They knew each other since they were little kids and Jared was Aly’s brother’s best friend. She loved him even all those years ago and now he has come back into her life after all of the emotional struggles in the first book, Come To Me Quietly. Aly has never doubted Jared was her other half, but Jared never believed he was good enough for Aly. Now he must face his past head on if he wants to even have a chance to give Aly the life he believes she deserves. His past consumed him for so many years, and it might to be the thing that destroys him. Will his past destroy them for good or is it possible that the love of the one person that completes him will be strong enough for both of them? Jared’s love for Aly was the purest thing I have ever read. I loved their story and highly recommend this series for romance lovers. It’s a beautiful love story!

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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REVIEW: Come to Me Quietly: The Closer to You Series by A. L. Jackson

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Aleena Moore is content with her life. She has goals and dreams and an easy smile. She also has a secret she holds locked inside.

Jared Holt believes he doesn’t deserve to love or be loved. He destroys everything he touches. Haunted by the mistake that shattered his life, he’s fled from the memory of that pain.

Jared doesn’t know why he’s compelled to return, but finds himself drawn back to the place where it all began. The exact place where it ended. When he runs into his childhood best friend, Aleena’s older brother Christopher, he agrees to share Christopher and Aleena’s apartment while he looks for a place of his own.

Aleena is no longer the little girl Jared remembers from his past and evokes feelings in him he never wanted to feel again. Terrified of destroying her, he fights to keep her away. But her touch is something he can’t resist—the touch that sealed his fate.

Their pasts are intertwined and their futures uncertain. The only truths they know are the secrets they whisper in the night.


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, If Forever Comes, and Come to Me Quietly.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.

Look for Come to Me Softly and When We Met: Behind Her Eyes coming soon.

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Entangled Select June Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Whether you’re looking for a romance that makes you laugh, makes you ‘walk the plank’, keeps you guessing, or stars your favorite paranormal, look no further. Select books have the single-title stories you crave, and the longer length you need to really get ‘lost’ in a great book. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Today I’m happy to be featuring Select’s June releases:

Queen of Wands by Katee Robert

Available in Print and Digital!
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Never in Mac Flannery’s wildest dreams did he imagine Jenny O’Keirna would be the one sent for him. He sees beyond the mad grin the sexy princess of Hansarda presents to the world, and that combination of vulnerability and wicked humor is a siren call he can’t resist. But Sanctify is after them. On the run—and unable to keep their hands off each other—Jenny and Mac devise an insane plan: kidnap the leader of Sanctify, and stop this war once and for all. Unfortunately, they’ve just played right into his hands…


Crimson Hearts by Heather McCollum

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Elena has spent her entire life hiding her family name while walking the thin line between lady and servant in a Protestant household. Highland warrior, Searc Munro, has secrets of his own. In a family of healers, his dark, killing magic must never be known. Teaming up as exiles, Elena and Searc head toward Edinburg to find refuge. Yet, with a series of ritual killings haunting the city and a traitor attempting to assassinate Scotland’s regent, suspicion turns to Searc. As word of another British heir reaches the country, the two must learn to trust each other before it’s too late.

By Jove by Marissa Doyle

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Going back to graduate school to study ancient languages and mythology is a dream come true for Theodora Fairchild. Falling in love with Grant Proctor is an added bonus. But then Theo discovers that being chosen for the prestigious program has more to do with who she is than what she knows. When evil forces threaten Grant’s life in an effort to tear the two apart, Theo must rely on her wits and wisdom to save her true love and survive the semester.

Curse of the Phoenix Bundle by Rachel Firasek

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Book One: The Last Rising

Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how Phoenix Ice imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last. But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great. When the mysterious Ice comes into Turner Alcott’s life, he knows she’s the one. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.
Book Two: The Last Awakening
Ex-soldier Greyson Meadows desperately wants to be freed from the nightmares and guilt that haunt him. Arabella’s been gifted her mortality and long-gone voodoo magic. She must save her next soul within a week without using magic, or she’ll lose her power forever. When Greyson is confronted by a waif of a woman who forces him to face the truth about his past, he runs fast and hard. Now one will have to give up everything so the other can have peace, but will love’s magic withstand the loss?
Book Three: The Last Beginning
Though she’s always hated being a phoenix, Sadie has to admit immortality has its advantages. She’s seen and done more in the last 150 years than she’d ever dreamed of, but she can’t get past the fact that Osiris has done nothing but manipulate her and her fellow phoenixes. Sun god Osiris is ashamed of his role as ruler of the Underworld, but unless he can figure out how to save Sadie, that’s exactly where she’s going to end up. Permanently. He’ll help her the only way he can—even if it means she’ll hate him forever.

Review: Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper


Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper
Publication Date: June 24, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 3.5 Stars

When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate—he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in nineteenth-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

But Nina shows no signs of being scared away, even as she experiences some unnerving apparitions herself. And as the two of them work closely together to restore the mansion’s faded glory, Deacon realizes that he’s found someone who doesn’t seem to like his fortune more than himself—while Nina may have finally found the one man she can trust with her bruised and battered heart.

But something on the island doesn’t believe in true love…and if Nina and Deacon can’t figure out how to put these angry spirits to rest, their own love doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance.

This was a fun fast-paced ghost story that kept you guessing through the whole thing. The romance was light through most of the book but heated up toward the end and flowed nicely with the storyline. I loved that Deacon was a geek as it added a fun wrinkle to the romance. The group of characters interacted with each other naturally and the banter was quite humorous. They made quite the ensemble to counteract the ghostly and human dangers lurking about. All in all a fun read.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.

When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with The Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, Molly took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

Her husband worked nights and Molly was alone with their small child in the “The Apartment of Lost Souls.” A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, she decided to write a vampire romance novel. Molly created Jane Jameson, a bit of an accidental loser. Jane is single, almost 30, and a librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, Ky. She has become a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire. The three-book Jane Jameson series–which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs,Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever—was released in 2009. A fourth and final installment, Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, was released in 2012.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series,Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses. Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses will be released in June 2013. A special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, was released in December 2013.

Molly will update her popular Naked Werewolf romance series in 2013. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, was released in February 2011, quickly followed by The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf. A third installment, How to Run With a Naked Werewolf, will be released in December 2013. Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby in December 2012. Rhythm and Bluegrass was released in October 2013.

Molly’s books are published by Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. They are available in print, as e-books and audio books at major book stores and on Amazon. Molly is a native of Kentucky. She lives in Paducah with her husband and children.