The Spotless Series

Spotless Series by Camilla Monk

Action & Adventure/Romantic Suspense

 

Spotless (Book 1)

Beating Ruby (Book 2)

Crystal Whisperer (Book 3)

Butterfly in Amber (Book 4)

 

This series is actually a 5 book series, but the primary arch of the story is resolved in book 4.

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Overall Rating: 4 (xoxo)

Quick & Dirty summary: Island Chaptal is an ordinary, modern woman: an impressive IT Engineer by day, a romance bookworm by night. She’s surprised when she comes home one night to find a man standing in her living room organizing her tax returns. So begins Island’s adventures into the underworld and overworld of assassins, mercenaries, and CIA agents.

This series is wonderfully plotted. Each book is marvelous in its own right, although I enjoyed Book 2 the most. There is a murder mystery at the beginning of Beating Ruby, a lot of travel, but more importantly, a love triangle that is not drawn out but resolved with great integrity to the characters we’ve learned to love.

I will be honest and say that I didn’t like Island very much in Book 4. She is, in many ways, a completely different character at the beginning of Butterfly in Amber. She comes back to herself in this weird flash that was kind of unsettling to me. But in the end, I love the novel. There are so many surprises and twists. The whole series is like that, but Book 4, especially, has some great turns.

I cannot wait for the last book in the series! I love these characters and I love this author!

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99 each, books 1-3 & $3.99 book 4; approximately $13 total)

Normally I’d never read a series of books that costs $13 for one storyline. But these books feel like watching James Bond movies or something similar. Honestly though, I didn’t pay that much money. The first three books I read for free on Kindle Unlimited and then I paid to read book 4. In all likelihood, I’ll be buying book 5 as well.

Something else you might enjoy:

Try Agnes & the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie. It’s a bit more romantic comedy than action, but the hero is a hitman, so there’s a bit of crossover there. The added bonus is this is a standalone novel.

A Must Read New Release + Giveaway!

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Dating-ish, an all new standalone from the USA Today bestselling Knitting in the City romantic comedy series by Penny Reid is now LIVE!

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‘Dating-ish’ can be read as a standalone, is a full length 100k word novel, and is book #6 in the Knitting in the City Series.

There are three things you need to know about Marie Harris: 1) She’s fed up with online dating, 2) She’s so fed up, she’s willing to forego the annoyance and consider more creative alternatives, and 3) She knows how to knit.

After the most bizarre and irritating first date in the history of humankind, Marie is looking for an alternative to men. With the help of her friends, she quickly identifies a few possibilities:

Need a cuddle? Use a professional cuddler. Need affirmation? Get yourself a life coach. Need an orgasm? Try orgasm meditation! Why does she need the hassle of a romantic partner when she can meet all her needs with paid services?

But then her irritating date resurfaces. And he’s not at all the person she thought he was. And he suggests a different–and crazier–solution to her dilemma . . .

As everyone knows (or will soon come to realize), traditional relations between humans are a thing of the past. Robots are our future. And if robots are our future, then why do we need other people at all?

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Hookup Cafe Series

Title: Hookup Café Series
Author: Fifi Flowers
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April/May 2017

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Welcome to the Hookup Café Series featuring a quaint café called Cafélicious, located in the downtown area of San Diego, owned by Pansie. Sitting at a table in the café, you will meet her friends, employees, customers, and her poetry man Basil. You will, also, get to read about romances with Marzi’s delivery man Avery; Evie’s musical man Nate; Saylor’s beastly man Deacon; Vivienne’s blind date Mason… and from a male POV, Vin will tell us how he is tormented by Darla. Come along and enjoy the laughs, tears, friendships, and romance that this series has to offer!
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#1 MONDAY

When a sinfully gorgeous man enters Cafélicious, the owner, Pansie, is consumed with his beauty and although she thinks he might be homeless, he has captured her heart without even knowing it. Basil, the man in question, is instantly smitten by Pansie and makes it his mission in life to woo her with his poetry and charm. Could it be that he is the man for her at the so-called Hookup Café?

#2 TUESDAY

When a hunky delivery man steps through baker Marzi’s kitchen doors of Cafélicious early one morning, she gets from more than the supplies needed to create her amazing sweet treats. Avery gives a hold new meaning to the words excellent customer service and he’s willing to deliver far more than his goods. Marzi busy with her business and personal issues, limits Avery to one day a week. Will he continue to accept her limitations or will he breakthrough and get her to give him dessert anytime, anywhere?

#3 WEDNESDAY

When Evie welcomes everyone to Cafélicious’ Open-Mic night, she finds herself doing something totally out of her comfort zone thanks to a heart-stopping, beautiful man sitting close to the stage sporting sexy arm tats. Nate stares up at the vision before him with his clear blue eyes and finds himself lost to her as he watches the shy café server belt out a sensuous song. Their love of music draws them closer together. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but will it turn into something more?

#4 THURSDAY

When one very muscular man walks up to the counter of Cafélicious, head barista Saylor is abruptly asked if she was named after a one-night stand her mother had with a stranger. Not one easily intimidated, she puts Deacon in his place which only seems to make him come on stronger and when he tells her that she likes him because he is bold, rich, and strong, she isn’t sure if that’s true or if she wants to slap him. Could it be that he is right?

#5 FRIDAY

When Vivienne joins an online blind-dating service and sets a date, she has him meet her at Cafélicious owned by her best friend where they can check him out to make sure he is not a dud or worse. Unbeknownst to mystery man Mason, her friends are texting her a message that reads laced with spice meaning that he is handsome and that she should show up. What will happen when he finds out that she has cheated the system?

#6 SATURDAY

When a stunning woman sits down at a counter where chef Vin is attempting to create gourmet dishes, he decides that she should be banned from sitting so close to him. It turns out that she will not be leaving his sight as Darla is the new wine rep in charge of pairing his cuisine with her wines. Listening to her wine presentations that put him on the edge, he categorizes her as light, full-bodied and himself as screwed. Can these two pair up outside of Cafélicious?

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Fifi Flowers, an internationally known artist turn author from the Los Angeles area of California, writes romance novels and paints fantasies with a Parisian flair while daydreaming of her time spent sipping cafe crème in the cafes of Paris.
She penned her love of Paris and romance to the pages of her first novel, A Window To Love, published in 2013, when she sat down, and instead of putting paint to paper, put her pen to paper and began her first novel. Since that first novel, Fifi has self-published several steamy contemporary romances and has many more in the works.
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Force of Nature Book 2

Title: Lily
Series: A Force of Nature Fairytale #2
Author: M.A. Horst
Genre: Standalone Erotic Romance
Release Dates: May 15, 2017
Blurb
Lily has
been born into wealth, and with that comes a certain responsibility. She has
been promised to Hail, who has just taken over Royal Industries along with his
brothers and cousins. The Royal family screams power and money and they’ll
destroy anyone who stands in their way of acquiring more.
Hail is
more forceful and unyielding than the preppy son of a greedy bastard Lily took
him for. Everything about him is dominant. When his eyes lock with hers sparks
fly instantly. Lily belongs to Hail and there’s nothing she can do but honor
her grandfather’s promise.

Just one
look at Lily and Hail is determined to own her in every way. He doesn’t want
her obedience just because she’s honoring a promise. He wants her obedience
because she craves to please him.

The force of nature might just be too much for the delicate Lily.

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Lily (Book 2)

 

This is the second book in a six book series. I’ll be posting a review of each new book as it releases every Monday. You can read my review of the first book here. I received each book complimentary. I have voluntarily chosen to review the books, according to whether or not I like them.

 

Overall Rating: 3 (sXe)

 

Quick & Dirty summary: Lily, as the daughter of a rich and well-known couple, has always known that she must marry a Royal. But when her mother throws a wrench in her plans, Lily will do anything to stay in Hail Royal’s arms. Hail knew as soon as he saw Lily’s picture that she was the one for him. But when Hail finally meets Lily, he knows that there is more to Lily than meets the eye.

 

This is a very short, insta-love romance based loosely on fairytales. This storyline is a little darker than the first novel. They are standalones, so you do not have to read the first book to enjoy this one. The sex in this one gets a little more intense as does the drama.

 

I like this book much more than I did the first book. I thought the dialogue between the characters was a bit more natural. I also liked the backstory with Lily. It gave her character more depth, which I enjoyed.

 

I am even more eager to read the rest of the books in this series after reading this one. The third book is related to this one, and it definitely left me hungry for more!

 

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

If you’re looking for a quick, sweet book, then this is a pretty good one for a dollar. I’d recommend it even more if you have Kindle Unlimited.

 

I, Robot or I, Human?

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Science Fiction

 

Overall Rating: 4

Quick summary: Artificial intelligence has been around for many years at the beginning of Asimov’s book. In a collection of short stories tied together by an overarching theme, this book explores how far humans could go with artificial intelligence.

So I started this book because one of my romance novels refers to it. Dating-ish by Penny Reid is about robots and after reading Dating-ish, I decided I needed to read I,Robot. I was a little leery at the beginning, though, because of the movie. I didn’t see the movie, but I remember liking the trailer, but any book that’s been turned into a movie is immediately suspicious to me. Don’t ask me why, it’s completely illogical.

I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. In fact, I probably would have read it more quickly, had I not been reading a few other romance novels at the same time. But I thought the writing style was engaging and the characters in the novel very well developed.

Since this book is probably more of a “classic literature” title than just “science fiction” I was prepared for it to be more inaccessible. But the language is very accessible, the science is understandable, and the setting in the future very believable.

One of my favorite components of this book is thinking about what makes us human. Asimov makes a compelling argument that humans are very flawed, and perhaps less human than we’d like to admit. By that I mean, in trying to “save” ourselves from imitators (i.e. Artificial Intelligence) we reveal the weaknesses in our humanity. Indeed, by the end of the book, I think it’s difficult to tell which species exhibits the best of humanity—humans or robots.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle$7.99)

You should definitely read this book, but I recommend borrowing it from the library, like I did, or, buying it from a used bookstore, which I also did. Yes, that means I had two copies of the book, but since I had to give the library book back, it was worthwhile.

Something else you might enjoy:

Reading this book reminded me how much I love classic science fiction. If you haven’t read some of the earlier stuff, I highly recommend Ender’s Game. I read it in high school but it convinced me that any book can be amazing, regardless of genre! I have never shied away from any book, since then, simply because of its genre.

The Queen & the Cure

THE QUEEN AND THE CURE by AMY HARMON

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Release date: May 9, 2017

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Blurb:

There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him. 

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.

Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be. 

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★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

 

About the author:

Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in fifteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written eleven novels — the USA Today Bestsellers, The Bird and The Sword, Making Faces and Running Barefoot and the Purgatory series, as well as From Sand and Ash, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her recent release, The Bird and the Sword, is a Goodreads Best Fantasy of 2016 finalist. 

 

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New Series! Forces of Nature Fairytale Series Book 1

Title: Poppy

Series: A Force of Nature Fairytale #1

Author: M.A. Horst
Genre: Standalone Erotic Romance
Release Dates: May 8, 2017
Blurb
Storm, the eldest son of a heartless businessman is forced to choose a bride. His father wants
grandchildren to secure the future of Royal Industries, and he wants them
now. 
Forced to choose from a specific list of women that’s been promised to the Royal family, Storm
holds a masked ball and invites the six women.

Poppy has lived a sheltered life. She has been homeschooled by her overprotective mother.
Attending the masked ball is an exciting experience for her until she lands in
the arms of Storm Royal. Electricity crackles around them.

Poppy’s delicate new love is shattered when she finds out why Storm really
wants to marry her. She’s only a means to an end, another piece of property.

Can Storm win Poppy’s trust while trying to keep his fiery desire for her under control?
This is one force of nature Poppy didn’t see coming.

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Forces of Nature Fairytale Series by M.A. Horst

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Poppy (Book 1)

 

This is the first book in a six book series. I’ll be posting a review of each new book as it releases every Monday for the next five weeks. I received each book complimentary. I have voluntarily chosen to review the books, according to whether or not I like them.

 

Overall Rating: 3 (sXe)

 

Quick & Dirty summary: Storm Royal is being forced to choose a bride from amongst six of the Flowers girl. He begins to loose hope until he spots Poppy amongst the crowd. Poppy knows she at the party to hear of an engagement, but she hates the superficial people she’s surrounded by. When she meets Storm she has no idea that she’s about to be swept off her feet, but Storm will have to fight if he wants to prove to Poppy that she’s the love of his life.

 

This is a very short, insta-love romance based loosely on fairytales. It’s a quick and easy read if you want something lighthearted and steamy. The sex is pretty conventional, but if you’re not into this type of romance then the whole thing will read as one big cliché. However, taken in the right spirit, this book is sweet and simple, much like Poppy.

 

It didn’t rate higher with me primarily because the dialogue is pretty robotic. The vernacular used makes it seem like its set in the past, but the details provided in the story make it seem like it’s suppose to be set in the present. All that makes the short book a little confusing.

 

But, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. It should be entertaining!

 

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

If you’re looking for a quick, sweet book, then this is a pretty good one for a dollar. I’d recommend it even more if you have Kindle Unlimited. But if you want something with a bit of character development, then I’d pass.