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Review of Unloved by Charity Parkerson


Unlovable (Hooked #7)
Charity Parkerson
Punk & Sissy Publications
5 Stars


“Tell me what you want…I’ll give you anything.” —Rylan

“Give me you…” —Tim

Love is love…

My review for Unlovable (Hooked #7) will be a little different than most. Perhaps it is because I’ve grown to love the characters the author describes; to the point, I feel so connected to them, it is if the author has looked into the window to my soul and seen what I hide behind my own mask.





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Who Doesn't Love an Awesome Romantic Suspense?

Beyond Danger

by Kat Martin



Kat Martin brings page-turning suspense to a tale of secrets and passions turned deadly . . .

Texas mogul Beau Reese is furious. All six feet three obscenely wealthy, good-looking inches of him. His sixty-year-old father, Stewart, a former state senator no less, has impregnated a teenager. Barely able to contain his anger, Beau is in for another surprise. It appears that Stewart has moved an entirely different woman into the house . . .
Beau assumes that stunning Cassidy Jones is his father’s mistress. At least she’s of age. But those concerns take a sudden backseat when he finds Stewart in a pool of blood on the floor of his study—and Cassidy walks in to find Beau with his hand on the murder weapon.
The shocks just keep coming. Someone was following Stewart, and Cassidy is the detective hired to find out who and why. Now she’ll have to find his killer instead. Her gut tells her it wasn’t Beau. And Beau’s instincts tell him it wasn’t Cassidy. Determined to track down the truth, they form an uneasy alliance—one that will bring them closer to each other—closer to danger and beyond...

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Kat Martin



Spotlight On NYT Bestselling Author Kat Martin


New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in anthropology, and also studied history. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five historical and contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. With more than sixteen million copies of her books are in print, she’s been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat’s currently working on her next Romantic Suspense.

Tell us about your new book or series. 

Beyond Danger is book two of my Texas Trilogy.  It’s Beau Reese's story.  Mega-rich, black-haired, and blue-eyed, Beau was a highly successful race car driver before he left the circuit, sort of a Texas Paul Newman.  Beau loves fast cars and fast women.  

He is also wanted for murder. 

Private Detective, Cassidy Jones, is his nemesis.  She’s smart and sexy and she’s no pushover.

Lucky for Beau, she’s also determined to prove his innocence.

How many books do you currently have out on the market and what genres do they fall into?

I‘ve written around seventy books.  Historical Romance, a couple of straight Contemporaries, Paranormal...

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Season of Strangers by Kat Martin

Hi Friends, 

SEASON OF STRANGERS is one of my paranormal romantic suspense novels, a wild story, by far the most unusual book I’ve ever written.  It’s about a young woman named Julie Ferris who spends an afternoon on the beach with her sister and winds up missing several hours of time.  The very sexy hero is Commander Val Zarkazian, but I don’t want to give away what happens during those missing hours.  It’s an intriguing tale, scary, sensual, and romantic. 

So...if you are brave enough to try something different, I hope you will watch for SEASON OF STRANGERS! It is being re-issued with a new cover and was just released today!! 

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From the desk of JoAnn Smith Ainsworth


Join me and two other authors for an engaging conversation on how the mystery novels you read are put together.

11/28/17 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Mystery authors panel and book signing at  Alameda County Fremont Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 (510-745-1400) with Peggy Lucke and Kate Jessica Raphael.

        Here's the flyer:

I'll appreciate your forwarding this to friends who might be interested.

Wishing you the best for this holiday season.



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JoAnn Smith Ainsworth
EXPECT DECEPTION(Book 2)  (e-book 978-1-63152-061-7; print 978-1-63152-060-0)
EXPECT TROUBLE (Book 1)  (e-book 978-1-48356-197-4; print 978-1-48356-196-7; audio (Digital ISBN: 9780998749013  / Digital Library ISBN: 9780998749020)

POLITE ENEMIES (Book I) (e-book 978-1-61160-636-2print 978-1-61160-898-4)
THE FARMER AND THE WOOD NYMPH (Book II) (e-book 978-1-61160-660-7; print 978-1-61160-590-7)
Visit Twitter @JoAnnAinsworth or @JoAnnParanormal and Facebook's JoAnn Smith Ainsworth Fan Page and profile.

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From the Desk of Kat Martin

Hi Friends,

This is a story that has personal meaning for me, the kind of tale that just wouldn't leave me alone until I got it down on paper. It's a heartwarming, emotional tale I am hoping readers will enjoy, the kind of Christmas miracle we all look for in our lives.

I hope you will watch for THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK! The kindle version will be selling for $0.99 during November. :)


Check out my website! Enter my contests! Join my mailing list. Connect with me on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter @katmartinauthor. Follow me on Goodreads.

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Dear Margaret,

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3 out of 4 stars
Review by bluegreenmarina
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Dear Margaret by Pamela Ackerson is a fairly short and straight-forward account of a pen-pal relationship between friends Harry and Margaret, which takes place during WWII, while Harry is away with the US Navy Reserves and later as he becomes part of the Black Cats air crew. As the war unfolds, Harry and Margaret exchange letters, each relaying the events at their respective locations. 

Having joined the reserves before his senior year of high school, Harry is called away in May prior to his graduation, and sent to a base in Hawaii. Meanwhile, Margaret’s letters to Harry tell of her schoolgirl life and mundane events back home. While Harry is in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor is attacked, and the entire course of the war (as well as the content of Harry’s and Margaret’s letters) changes. Margaret drops out of school to join the war effort, while Harry’s missions grow increasingly more dangerous. 

Though at times Harry’s account of the events taking place around him is a bit dry and technical, especially when he details the various equipment he uses, the book also includes a fascinating amount...
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Author Alert!!

Okay, **AUTHORS** we have a new site that's selling our books for twice the price (hell, even my freebie was $5). The info is listed below. Best part? When you fill out the DMCA form, the books are removed lightning fast and the links thereafter give a 404 error. The only time consuming part is finding the links to the books.

I contacted the website, not expecting to get a response, but a man calling himself Jack Brown admitted the site had been breached by a user. He says the site is meant for academic books but because anyone with a site account can publish books to the site, someone has listed a TON of fiction, and most are doubled in price.

Honestly, he seemed shocked to hear about this and has been helpful in getting books unlisted, however, I see a LOT of books up there that I know don't belong. So I'm passing this onto you so you can look for the books you wrote or published, and can pass this on to your writer friends and publishing houses.

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Kat Martin's Creole Fires is out!


For those of you who like historical romance, one of Kat Martin's favorite stories, Creole Fires, has just been re-issued with a gorgeous new cover. This will be the 15th time it's been back to press.

It's the story of Nicole St. Claire and Alexander du Villier, and is set in the great plantations of New Orleans. 

If you haven't read it I hope you will look for it! 


Get it today :)

amazon    b&n    kobo    indiebound

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