Archive for July, 2011

The Best Gift

Author: Ann Jacobs

Publisher: BBAJ Publishing

Release Date: July 10, 2010

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Giles Redmond had fought gallantly in the Civil War for the North.  In a battle he received a devastating wound that cost him his left leg.  Damaged in body and soul, he returned to his home in New England to care for his daughter Kathryn. 

Giles is convinced the injury he received in war will one day cost him his life.  He wants to provide the best for his daughter, and arranges a marriage with his long time friend Laura Wakefield.

Laura has always been in love with Giles, but she kept her feelings to herself because she felt they could never be together because of their difference in social status.  Giles’ proposal comes as a surprise, and she readily accepts his offer knowing it could be her only chance to get close to him.

Giles is convinced the marriage will be one in name only as he doesn’t want to reveal his damaged body to Laura.  Laura is determined to win Giles heart; even injured she loves him with all of her heart.  Will she be able to convince him of her love?

THE BEST GIFT is a wonderful present that is filled with heartwarming characters that you will grow to love.  Ann Jacobs is a master writer whose talent always amazes me at how she can go from writing futuristic, to historical in a blink of an eye.  In each one of her book you will see the time and dedication she has put into them to provide the best reading experience possible.  Her writing style is addictive, this reader is anxious to discover another one of her wonderful works!

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Pleasure Partners, Book 4 – Imperfect Partners

Author: Ann Jacobs

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Release Date: June 24, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9423-imperfect-partners.aspx

Star Commander Conan had risked his life to save his brother Xander from being turned into a mindless drone.  Although he had been too late to save him from being castrated, Xander didn’t let being a eunuch stop him from finding a fulfilling life serving as a safe-sex slave on the planet Obsidion.

Conan had been lured by his superiors to the Federation to make a semen deposit.  What he didn’t expect was his own kind turning on him for helping his brother escape.  They punished him by cutting off his right hand. As darkness engulfed him and he lost consciousness, he couldn’t believe that he had been betrayed by those he had trusted.

As Conan regained consciousness, he learned that the Federation had exiled him to the wastelands.  Not only had they taken his hand, but they savagely removed his manhood.  Conan felt as though he had lost his will to live.  To think he would spend the rest of his life in such a maimed condition was a fate worse than death.

Conan was taken to cyborg maker, Pak Song, who ensured him that he would be able to make him a new bionic hand and restore his manhood with the use of his electronic devices.  Conan was doubtful that Pak Song would be able to make him feel whole again.

Conan’s friends wanted to get Conan back to wanting to live and found him the perfect mate.  Nebula was ordered to be sterilized by the Earth Federation when they learned she carried the mutant gene.  Being barren, Nebula was shunned by men.  In Conan’s eunuch condition she would be the perfect mate to provide for his needs.  

Nebula craves the touch of a man.  Conan wants to feel as though he is worthy enough to pleasure a woman.  Will these two wounded souls find the healing comfort they deserve in each others arms?

IMPERFECT PARTNERS – BOOK 4 IN THE PLEASURE PARTNERS SERIES is one exceptional romance! Ann Jacobs has once again proven no matter what genre she selects to write in she can offer her readers the best romance experience possible.  This is the first futuristic that I have read in over five years, but I knew after I read the excerpt from IMPERFECT PARTNERS there was no way I could resist this book.  I can’t say how pleased I was that Ann Jacobs paired two wounded souls so deserving of love and put obstacles in their path that would have destroyed the average person.  Don’t let the fact this book is the fourth in a series scare you away; I easily read it as a stand alone novel.  The other titles in the series include:

  •  His Pleasure Mistress – Book 1 in the Pleasure Partners Series
  • Pleasure Slave – Book 2 in the Pleasure Partners Series
  • Enslaving the master – Book 3 in the Pleasure Partners Series


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Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice
Kristen Jane Anderson
Multnomah Books
The WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
12265 Oracle Blvd. Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Purchase:  http://waterbrookmultnomah.com

At seventeen, Kristen Anderson had experienced death of her three of her close friends and her grandmother. When she put her faith and trust in a close friend, he betrayed her by raping her. Kristen felt as though she had nothing to live for, and the only way she could end all of the hurt and pain was to end her life.

One cold and bitter January night, Kristen set her plan in auction to end in life. She decided the way she would die would be by laying down on a railroad track and allow a speeding locomotive to take away all of her pain and sorrow.

As the train approached Kristen prepared herself to die, but her wish to end her life did not go as she had planned. The train had succeeded in running over her, but instead of killing her instantly Kristen still found herself alive, but gravely injured.

Kristen miraculously survived the ordeal but she found herself a double amputee. When she awoke to discover herself alive and the consequences of her actions she went into a deeper depression. She pushed away those that tried to offer her comfort.

God had other plans for Kristen he picked her up when she was at her darkest hour. He was beside her as she learned to come to terms with her disability. He showed her that her life was worth living and she was still a beautiful woman.

Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice is a book that brought tears to my eyes and gave me renewed hope that no matter what obstacles are placed in your life that God is always there to see you through them. I feel this book is one that would be of benefit to any teenager to read. There is a deep message that deserves to be shared; how Kristen overcomes her darkest hours is one that I soon will not forget. I was very impressed with the level of detail that was provided of Kristen’s story of inspiration I felt that it shows that God is an ever present in everyone’s life no matter what they are experiencing. This book has renewed my faith that God will see you through some of your darkest days.

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31 Days of Power – Learning to Live in Spiritual Victory
Ruth Myers with Warren Myers
Multnomah Books
The WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
12265 Oracle Blvd. Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Purchase: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com

Evil is a destructive force that threatens to consume us. As Christ followers, we are the enemy’s primary target. It is imperative that we stay committed to our faith and do not sway towards the temptation to walk the unrighteous path.

In 31 Days of Power – Learning to Live in Spiritual Victory Ruth and Warren Myers provides a daily devotional reading that will strengthen your faith in the Lord. It will offer thanks and praise to the great creator for he alone provides us a pathway to salvation.

For thirty one days, I started each day with reading the daily devotion found in 31 Days of Power – Learning to Live in Spiritual Victory as I closed the pages I felt a glowing power of positive energy radiate my body. It was though I knew that I could start each day and battle whatever obstacles that may be placed in my path.

I have always felt that books come into your life at the right and appropriate time in your life. There is no doubt that Ruth and Warren Myers book found me at a time in a life when I needed reminded that as a Christian I am loved by the Lord.

I feel this is the type of book that would get maximum results in a group setting. I could easily see it being incorporated into a Sunday school sermon. I feel that it would open the doors to allow one another to discuss what is troubling in their lives and how God’s love has come into their lives and opened their eyes for the better.

A book such as 31 Days of Power – Learning to Live in Spiritual Victory is a true source of inspiration. It provides hope when you need it, the calming sensation that your soul requires, and a roadmap that will keep your faith true and strong.

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Lilies in Moonlight
Allison Pittman
Multnomah Books
The WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
12265 Oracle Blvd. Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Purchase: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com

Lilly Margolis lives a carefree life as a flapper. She is use to getting her way by using whatever talents she possesses. She decides one night to paint the town by crashing a party. As the alcohol flows freely Lilly finds herself consuming more than she should. Lilly finds herself suddenly dazed and confused; the next coherent thought she has is when she finds herself on the lawn of a wealthy family with a twisted ankle. When the housekeeper finds her, she is taken to meet the owners.

Cullen Burnside was disfigured in the Great War. He lives with his mother Betty Ruth who suffers from dementia. There world is filled with haunting memories of what could have been. When they are introduced to their intruder, Lilly Margolis she quickly provides the light that is missing from their days.

Lilly is not put off by Cullen’s scars and his mother is quick to offer her acceptance into their family. Cullen finds that her zest for life is just what his home has been missing. Cullen knows that it is pointless to have feelings for Lilly for he knows he will have to return her to her own life.

Will Lilly be willing to set aside her wayward existence to stay with Cullen? Or will she let her selfish pride rule her thoughts and return to her previous way of living?

Lilies in Moonlight is another exceptional book written by Allison Pittman. Having read several of Ms. Pittman’s books I can fully attest to her talent as a wonderful author. I admire her ability to take the reader back in time to the period of her story. Her expert research shows throughout the pages of Lilies in Moonlight. Cullen and Lilly are both wounded souls that are so deserving of love. You can’t help but fall in love with both of them. You will find yourself holding your breath in anticipation of what decision Lilly makes to stay with Cullen or to return to her carefree existence. For any true blue romance fan the name Allison Pittman should be on your automatic buy list.

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Code of Justice
Liz Johnson
Steeple Hill
P.O. Box 5190, Buffalo, NY 14240-5190

Purchase:  http://www.loveinspiredauthors.com

FBI Agent Heather Sloan and her sister Kit decides to spend a relaxing day together by taking a sightseeing helicopter tour over Mt. Saint Helens. They never anticipated that their peaceful day would turn into one of tragedy. Unexpectedly, their helicopter crashes and both Heather and Kit are gravely injured. Heather manages to survive the ordeal but her sister’s leaves the world with a few last words of “Follow the drugs; those final words leave Heather with a chilling feeling that the crash was not an accident.

Multnomah County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Latham is assigned to investigate the helicopter crash. His investigation determined that the crash was deliberate. Heather is forbidden by her Supervisor to assist in the case until she is fully healed. She goes against her bosses wishes and convinces Jeremy to allow her to work with him to find out what really was behind the crash.

Jeremy and Heather’s investigation alerts the killer that the two are closing in; the murderer knows to silence the two he must put an end to Heather’s life. Will Jeremy be able to stop the killer from succeeding in eliminating his target?

Code of Justice is one action packed adrenaline laced book! From page one the reader is immediately drawn into all the elements of suspense that makes it one award winning novel. I admire the way Liz Johnson is able to weave her plot around a host of twists and turns. Whenever I read one of her books I get the same sensation of riding a high rise amusement ride. I highly recommend any of Ms. Johnson’s works, for each one is written with an emotional depth that is often missing from similar titles. Liz Johnson is a name you definitely should put on your next to be read list, for she provides the best for her readers.

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Book One, The Grandees Trilogy, Promise the Moon

Author: Joyce Henderson

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Release Date: 5-27-2011

Purchase:  http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-promisethemoon-550054-158.html?referrer=romjunkies

Neely O’Conner finds herself in a desperate situation when her Aunt dies and she learn she will lose her home to foreclosure.  She knows that she has to find a way to provide for herself before she finds herself homeless in the streets.  Hope comes in the form of a housekeeper’s job that offers her a salary, plus room and board. 

Garrett Montez had been rejected by his father but he didn’t allow that to impact his success in life.  Through the land he inherited from his grandfather, he built a prosperous ranch. His home is set far away from civilization.  He shares it with his ranch hands and a ten year old girl named Mindy. 

When Garrett meets Neely, he feels she is too young for the housekeeper position.  Neely knows she must convince him of her worth and offers to work for him four weeks without any pay to prove that she is capable of managing his home. 

Neely immediately goes to work in putting Garrett’s home into order.  She finds that Mindy accepts her with open loving arms.  The child’s attitude towards her gives her hope that Garrett will change his mind and allow her to stay on when her four week trial period comes due. 

Garrett cannot help his body’s response to Neely’s beauty.  It has been a long time since he has allowed his baser feelings to surface.  Will he give in to the feelings he is experiencing and allow Neely to come into his hardened heart? Or will he refuse to give into his feelings and send Neely back to where she came from?

Joyce Henderson’s writing allows readers to take a trip back to the old west.  She has a wonderful way to write words that paint a vivid picture. You feel as though you are experiencing every scene with her in-depth descriptions.  PROMISE THE MOON is an exceptional historical romance.  It is first in book in THE GRANDEES trilogy. With this first offering, this is a series that you surely do not want to miss.

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