Amazon Best-selling Historical Romance

Amazon Best-selling Historical Romance
Escape to a romantic period where love endured, grew, and flourished despite a Civil War.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Land of Misfit Teens by Katie Charles

Land of Misfit Teens by Katie Charles is a YA book by a brand new nineteen-year-old author who has penned a tale worth sharing, published by Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. December 1, 2011. Amelia MacDonald not only loses her mother to cancer, but loses her home and her friends at school as well, when her father loses his job. The only teaching job he's able to land is located in gang land, Chicago. It isn't long until Amelia forms a new circle of friends and falls for a musical hunk. She not only has to deal with gangs at school, but also at the apartment she now calls home. The author does a great job with the plot. Though there were a few mistakes, they didn't distract me from the storyline. She captures the teens as realistic and believable right down to their lack of self confidence, being in love and afraid to tell, and the turmoil that some teens must endure. I enjoyed this story of sweet, innocent young love. Her dad is all she has left. Will two rival gangs take him and her new love from her as well. Amelia has lost so much in life so young. When gun shots blast school hallways she finds herself trapped with no place to hide. Her locker has been tagged by one gang. Which gang will find her first and will it even matter? I found the Scottish traditions interesting and the fact that being Scottish she called her father, Da. Also available as an eBook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, and Kobo.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A New Type of Vampire Story by Sarah M. Ross, AWAKEN

Sarah M. Ross has created a unique type of vampire story in Awaken. I'm not a fan of such stories, but I enjoyed reading this one. It's 19 chapters with vivid description. I loved the way the author described the hero's eyes. I like to use eyes and vivid description of them myself. She's used original wording and coined a new phrase. The ending of this novel will make you hunger for the next. I loved the way she ended it like a good soap opera and left readers on the edge of their seats awaiting the next serial, Avenge. It's a short, easy read, a light one, so if you're looking for a weekend read, check out Awaken. It might keep you awake wanting to discover what happens next.

Fudge-Laced Felonies by Cynthia Hickey
Fudge Laced Felonies is the first novel in the Summer Meadows series of three. I loved the first two and can't wait to read the third. This one is only 99 cents at right now, so jump on it!

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From the lead, “I marched into church on Sunday – not to search for God, but to find a killer,” spunky heroine Summer Meadows captures your heart with humor even in the darkest situations, as you journey with her to solve a diamond mystery. A light, easy read, this page turner takes you into the Ozark foothills. Set in a small town, Summer owns a candy store and is up to her wrists in chocolate, when she’s not knee deep in trouble playing detective.

Hooked from the lead, I was riveted in the mystery and completed the novel in several readings. When interrupted, I couldn’t wait to return to Summer’s world of chocolate, diamonds, and mystery.

Rich with fresh similes and metaphors, readers savor a taste of Southern grit as two handsome men compete for Summer’s attention, but only one of them truly loves her. She must decide between Man of God, Ethan, with rough, working hands, or smooth-talking Nate with hands softer than her own. Nate says all the right things while Ethan teases like a childhood friend, leading Summer to believe that he thinks of her as a sister. Then there’s beautiful Terri Sue who once dated Ethan and attempts to pick up where she left off. Summer knows her natural beauty can’t complete with her store-bought façade.

Summer is down-to-earth, but feisty. Used to being in control, she has to learn to let God guide her steps and relinquish control to the One who can make an eternal difference in her life. She’s a Christian who attends church every Sunday, but grows in her faith through her struggles and learns to depend on God to see her through.

Have you ever treasured your flower garden and thought it worth gold? Summer’s rose garden is worth a small fortune in cash and diamonds, and she must solve the mystery of who killed her prized rose bush before she ends up a dead summer flower.

Candy-Coated Secrets is the second book in the Fudge-Laced Felonies series – Heartsong Presents. If you love humor and mystery entwined, snag both books for great summer reads. See for more information. ISBN-978-1-60260-181-9, $6.95 paperback, 244 pages, 22 chapters of love and mystery.

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Candy Coated Secrets by Cynthia Hickey

Candy Coated Secrets is the second novel in the Summer Meadows series by Cynthia Hickey. Summer meadows, doesn't that sound so visually appealing and soothing? When the circus comes to town and Summer finds herself escorting an escaped elephant, you'll laugh at the humor and fun, but you'll also enjoy the mystery. Cynthia has a flair for humor , and her cozy mysteries are unique. The first novel in the series is Fudge Laced Felonies, and I love her opening line. In Candy Coated Secrets, Summer has difficulty keeping herself out of trouble. She doesn't look for it, but trouble has a way of finding her. If you like mystery, humor, and romance entwined, you'll love this novel, and you won't want to miss her first one, or the third one in the series. I can't wait to read it next!. You'll be entertained and that's a promise.