Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Claimed By Love Review & Giveaway

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Claimed by Love, Book #2 The Ryders

Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?

*** THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

I truly enjoyed Claimed By Love. The setting is well described and seems like it'd be a relaxing place to be. I love how close those who live on the island are. It reminds me of a typical small town, much like I grew up in.

The characters are truly what make this story fantastic. I love the strong value of family that both the main characters have and how close they are with their own family.

Gabriella seems like a strong, fiery woman most of the time. There were a few times when I wanted to shake her and remind her she has the opportunity to change the island she loves for the better during the times she didn't want the island to change or had a hard time talking about the investment. I adore Gabriella's immediate and extended family. They seem very kind hearted, amusing, caring, and nosy.

To me, Duke's character seems more laid-back and easy going than tough businessman. His desire to get to know the residents of the island once he got there amazed me. It made me think he cares for them, their opinion, and their comfort and would put that into consideration with the investment deal. The way he communicates with the other characters pleases me. He is open and honest with them. Duke doesn't give up when things get rough.

I can't wait to read more Ryder stories. I wouldn't mind some Liakos novels either. Gabriella's brothers seem like they'd be fun to read more about.
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Seized by Love, Book #1 The Ryders
YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying. 

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Starfish Island Novel Giveaway



After a bad break-up, Nicole Alexander is ready for a change. When she inherits a house on Starfish Island from a grandmother she never knew, it seems like the perfect opportunity for starting over. But soon after moving in, Nicole receives a cryptic message warning her to leave immediately. 

Determined to get to the bottom of the hauntings, Nicole starts an investigation. When things get hot and heavy with one of the island’s most charismatic residents, Michael Edwards, Nicole begins to suspect his amorous attention might be a cover for dark motives. 

Will Nicole discover the reason for the island’s hostility before it’s too late? Can she fall for a man she doesn’t exactly trust? 

STARFISH ISLAND is best-selling author Deborah Brown’s first romantic suspense novel. If you love the charm and fast pace of her popular Paradise series, then you’ll love this engrossing romantic mystery.

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About the Author
I've been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer... and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Yogi Bear Dog Toy

I received the Yogi Bear Dog Toy through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Designed for aggressive chewers
  • Works for all sizes of breeds
Although this dog toy claims it's for aggressive chewers, the amount this toy sheds it's fuzz makes me question how durable it truly is. There are some areas where the thread is showing. There's enough space where the pet can get it's teeth under the threads and break them. This toy isn't the "best" for aggressive chewers.

The toy has a variety of parts to the bear that's different sizes. The different sizes allow the toy to be used for pets of all sizes. My toy breed dog is able to carry this toy around. She just can't fit her mouth around where the tennis ball is.

My dog has yet to break the toy for one main reason. She doesn't like to play with it. The bear doesn't make a lot of noise. There's no squeaky toy to this bear. My dog prefers toys where she can squeak them and make plenty of noise. The toy just seems to bore her more than anything. I can get her to play with the toy for less than two minutes at a time before she gets bored and quits fetching or playing tug-a-war.

- Cute

- Easy to pull out fuzz
- Threads are noticeable and breakable
- Not durable
- Boring toy (Doesn't make noise)

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