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Review: Hairpin Curves

Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters My rating: 3 of 5 stars
New to me author, Ms. Winters brings to life a very realistic nightmare. What happens when your hopes and dreams are placed on hold and you end up still working your waitressing job from your high school years? All that money and time spent on a college degree with loans to payback, and what is there to show for it? A waitressing job in a diner that is going under. This is a kind of scary hell that I would never want to experience. Unfortunately for Megan, she been stuck in a rut since she left college. All her hopes and dreams to travel and do great things never materialized. Luckily for her, she gets a kick start to try again.

The first part of this book is filled with dread for me because of the monotony Megan suffers through. Learning about how she ended up staying at the diner and how she lost contact with her best friend Scarlett made the story even sadder. Scarlett's reason for pulling out from going to college with Mega…
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Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters Blog tour & Excerpt

Title: Hairpin Curves

Author: Elia Winters

Length: 320 pages

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Imprint: Carina Press (Carina Adores)

On-Sale: July 28, 2020

Format: Trade Paperback *also available in ebook and audiobook formats.

Price: $14.99 U.S.

ISBN: 9781335146656

Book Description:RITA® Award—winning author Elia Winters delivers a sexy, playful frenemies-to-lovers road-trip romance.

Megan Harris had hopes of seeing the world, but at twenty-five she’s never even left Florida. Now a wedding invitation lures her to Quebec…in February. When her ex-friend Scarlett offers to be her plus-one (yeah, that’s a whole story) and suggests they turn the journey into an epic road trip, Megan reluctantly agrees to the biggest adventure of her life.

A week together in a car is a surefire way to kill a crush, and Scarlett Andrews has had a big one on Megan for years. The important thing is fixing their friendship.

As the miles roll away, what starts as harmless road-trip games and rest-stop dares escalates into somet…

Review: High Heat

High Heat by Annabeth Albert My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Firefighters in uniform are iconic sexy. Garrick's job as one of the fire jumpers was his dream. As an adrenaline junkie, he loved the thrill of jumping out of a plane and into the fire… literally. Until it all ended with an unfortunate accident, leaving him in a wheelchair.

This story could have been a pity party of an embittered man, trying to come to terms with losing his identity. Instead, it is a sweet romance with a journey of change and enlightenment. Garrick's adjustment and trying to put his life back together is jumpstarted by his neighbor's grandson, Rain. Rain is looking to be a fireman and perhaps jumping too. With this common interest and a rescue dog in the mix, Garrick's life just got much brighter and better.

What I enjoyed about this story is how Ms. Albert addresses life after a horrific accident causing a person to not be able to continue in a job they love. Showing insight into how to help a person…

High Heat by Annabeth Albert Blog Tour & Excerpt

Title: High Heat Author: Annabeth Albert Series: Hotshots, #2 Length: 352 pages Genre: Contemporary Romance Imprint: Carina Press eBook On-Sale: July 27, 2020 eBook ISBN & Price: 9781488057069, $4.99 U.S. MMP On-Sale: July 28, 2020 MMP ISBN & Price: 9781335459510, $8.99 U.S. Book Description: Annabeth Albert’s Hotshots series continues—the emotions and intensity of Chicago Fire with the raw, natural elements of Man vs. Wild.
Smoke jumping is Garrick Nelson’s life. Nothing, not severe injuries nor the brutal physical therapy that follows, is going to stop him from getting back with his crew. But when a lost dog shows up on his front porch, he can’t turn her away, and he can’t take care of her on his own. Thankfully, help comes in the form of his new sexy, dog-loving neighbor. As they work together, trying to re-home their little princess, Garrick can’t resist his growing attraction for the other man, even though he knows this guy isn’t the staying type.
Rain Fisher doesn’t take anything to…

Spells for the Dead by Faith Hunter Blog Tour and Excerpt

@hunterfaith Spells for the Dead #giveaway #excerpt #blogtour
About Spells for the Dead: Nell Ingram faces a dark craft known as death magic in the newest pulse-pounding paranormal procedural in the New York Times bestselling Soulwood series.
Nell Ingram is a rookie PsyLed agent, using the powers she can channel from deep within the earth to solve paranormal crimes. Together with her team, she's taken on the darkest magic and the direst foes. But she'll need to tap into every ounce of power she has for her newest case.
Nell is called to the Tennessee mansion of a country music star and finds a disturbing scene—dead bodies rapidly decaying before everyone's eyes. The witch on her team, T. Laine, knows this can only be one thing: death magic, a rare type of craft used to steal life forces. PsyLed needs to find this lethal killer fast. But when a paranormal-hating FBI agent tries to derail the investigation, they find themselves under attack from all sides. About Faith Hunter:Fai…

Review: Spells for the Dead

Spells for the Dead by Faith Hunter My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Promoted from "probie" to now rookie, Nell is being run ragged with the latest case in her job. Nell is a Psyled agent who is making headway in her life outside the "church" she's been raised. I love this series because Nell is such a unique character. She is learning more about herself and her powers. There is no one to guide her with what she really is, except that she has an affinity to Earth and death sacrifice. She struggles with her powers because it can so easily become evil and her upbringing is in a community which heavily reminds all that "thou shalt not suffer a witch". For Nell, this latest case helps her on her magical journey as she learns how her power can be twisted and lured to the "dark side".

Ms. Hunter does a great job in this story setting up the police case for Nell and the PsyLed team. For those who enjoy following police procedures and detective work, this boo…

Review: Frost

Frost by Candace Blevins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Banshee had enough of being a sweetbutt, she left the MC in a so-so manner. She had a slight fit and yet still thanked them for the time she enjoyed there. For those who read the first book in this series, Dementor, the scene was a pivotal moment for helping Ember from that book understand the MC world. For most readers, like me, it was a one off that I didn't realize would become a full book. This book can be read as a standalone. Still, it is more enjoyable to read all the books in this series in the order it was written.

As with all Ms. Blevins books, I love them, but I never know exactly what I'm going to get, other than non-vanilla sex. I could not understand how an entire storyline could be written with well developed characters and a plot based off a throwaway character. Because for me, Banshee was a throwaway character. She's a sweetbutt who is just in it for the sex. To my surprise, there is so much more to her ba…