Book Blitz: ‘An Uncommon Honeymoon’ by Susan Mann


Title: An Uncommon Honeymoon
Series: A Librarian and the Spy Escapade #3
Author: Susan Mann
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 27, 2017
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Spies, Russian, Librarian Spies, Conspiracies.

Librarian and rookie CIA covert operative Quinn Ellington revises her honeymoon plans when she and her brand-new spy husband uncover a drug trafficking ring stretching from the Caribbean to St. Petersburg. Turquoise waters, white sand, and intra-agency relations provide a lush backdrop for raiding enemy strongholds, tailing movie stars, and dodging more than a few bullets. Meanwhile, Quinn’s unique skills prove indispensable in luring a dangerous villain into the proper trap.


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Susan Mann has a BA in history from UCLA and received her MA in library science from San Jose State University. Over the years, she has worked in public, special, and academic libraries. She and her husband have one college-aged daughter and live in Colorado. This is her third novel.

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Promo Tour: ‘Maggie Series’ by Mya O’Malley

MAGGIE series

Maggie, Naomi, and Entangled Souls

by Mya O’Malley

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Release Tour: ‘Loyal & True’ by Laura Strickland


Hearts of Caledonia, Book 1

by Laura Strickland

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Book Review: ‘Thrust’ by Sloan Storm

Title: Thrust (Fastlane Series)

Published: 19th January 2016

Author: Sloan Storm




From the instant I met mysterious, hard-bodied Formula One driver Marco Rhys, he took charge – leading me on a red-lined, wild ride into his world.

But I’d vowed to never give a man control of my life. Ever. It was my unbreakable rule, a principle I promised to never compromise – no matter what.

So despite his rock hard abs, devilish good looks and charm to match, I felt sure I’d rise to the challenge. After all, I’d handled my fair share of billionaire playboys in my short career and never failed to deliver. I had too much at stake, and too much to lose if I failed.

If I couldn’t sign Marco to the investment firm I worked for, I could wave my dreams goodbye. Everyone who said I would never amount to anything would be right.

But I didn’t count on the unstoppable force of Marco Rhys.

Everything depended on our battle of wills. One of us would have to conquer the other – in the boardroom or the bedroom.

Which one of us would surrender first?

Why did I feel like it might be me?

The Fastlane Series books are stand alone romance novels featuring unique lovers and happy endings. No cliffhangers! Thrust is Marco and Dani’s story in the Fastlane Series.



Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book set in a different country. From New York to Monte Carlo, what a fast ride Dani is taken on.

Dani’s career seems to be on the up when she goes along with her two bosses Bernald and Leopold to – hopefully – close a deal with Marco Rhys. He has just come into a lot of money and they are hoping to seal the deal to get him to invest with them. Seems they want to make the deal that much sweeter for Dani to get her to really go for it but in the process only seem to annoy her with it. Seems they think she has talent and want to make her a partner with the firm, which is great but only if she can land the deal with Marco. Seems they like to put strings attached to deals but only it seems with her. Double standards from the get go and the more they talk about how she is the right person to close the deal with Marco by any means the more she gets the underlining impression they really mean ‘by any means’. This gets her back up and she makes it clear that she is not going to sleep with him to get them what they want. Their backtracks give the impression that they shocked she would come to that idea but you know that what they are hoping will happen. She may say no now but the moment Marco walks into the meeting things take a turn in that direction with the heat coming off both of them.

Marco has had enough of investment companies hounding him from the moment his father passed away. He might have inherited a lot – billions to be exact – but he just keeps hearing the same pitch over and over again. Seems this one has caught his attention a little more with the introduction of Dani though. His interest now has nothing to do with where to put his money but something else entirely. He can see that she is interested from the moment he touched her hand. Her pitch like the others blurs together and its not long before he gets up to go leaving our girl to say ‘are you sure they is nothing I can do to change your mind’. Well her mind might have been innocent enough at that moment but his certainly isn’t when he invites her to an event he is going to that night. One look from her bosses and she knows she has to accept. Seems the game is on to close the deal but soon the tables are turned when her feelings come into play.

Once she gets to spend time alone with Marco she can see a different side to him than the man from the meeting. It doesn’t take long for her to loosen up and have fun, almost forgetting about the reason for coming and the signature sheet she has for him just in case. After getting a bit tipsy it seems Marco wants to get his Cinderella back from the ball but when she sees the direction of the car she knows that things are about to get complicated. More so when they get into his place and find another women on his sofa. Seems Marco has an ex, Serena, who can’t let go but thankfully leaves – well after being told to. You’d think the moment building between them would have been killed dead by that but it soon starts up again. The two of them together are like a ticking time bomb just waiting to go off. She knows she shouldn’t do this and even says so but with the way he looks at her she knows there is no way she can say no when all she wants to do is scream yes – and that she does!

Seems this is just the start of their passion but her job is always just there causing friction between them. He wants her to just be herself, forget about the job and let them have some fun. It’s not long before fun starts to have a different meaning when feelings get involved. When these two collide you know its going to be fireworks but not always in a good way when the past comes back to bite.

When Serena keeps popping up you know there is more to the story than just being an ex. Seems she does not take rejection well and feels the need to bring everyone down to with her and Dani in now in her line of sight.

Thought Dani’s family was very selfish with how they treated her, seemingly her whole life. Always taking advantage until the moment comes where you know she is going to snap.

Seems this Formula One driver who likes to live in the fastlane so lets see if Dani can keep up. Or better yet if he’ll grow a pair to pull over and pick her up for good. Another fun, fast paced read but this time without with guys on the track.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from Give Me Books for my honest review.

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Release Tour: ‘Return of the Lycan King’ by Candace Blackburn

One life, one mate.That is the rule for Lycans, and after waiting for over a thousand years, Nicholas Konstantine has finally found his. But Kristen O’Connor doesn’t know she is a Lycan. He wants to claim her, but she’s scared. Will they face everything together, or will her fears be stronger than their love?


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About Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen

Title: Return of the Lycan King: Book 1: Nicholas and Kristen

Author: Candace Blackburn

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: January 16, 2018

Publisher: Candace Blackburn

Series: Return of the Lycan King

Format: Digital eBook

Digital ISBN: 9780692994450

One life, one mate. Nicholas Konstantine has been waiting over a thousand years for his mate. But when he finds her, she’s completely unaware of her Lycan biology, and she’s battling her own personal demons.

Kristen O’Connor is a recovering addict, with some major trust issues. By not letting anyone get close, she won’t get hurt. Yet after one meetiing with Nicholas, her walls are crumbling, and she wants more with this man.

But Nicholas reveals his Lycan side, and hers as well. In addition, ghosts from both of their pasts come back to haunt them. Will they face everything together, or will Kristen’s fears be stronger than her love?


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“No.” Repeating the word over and over, as if that would negate the reality, Kristen walked to the bathroom and turned on the lights. The fluorescent bulbs weren’t needed to highlight what was there. Her pupils were, indeed, a deep yellow. The color was framed by her thickened eyebrows. She swung her hair around and…dear God. Her hair was at least a foot longer than it had been that very morning. Her fingers shook as she held a thick section of red hair.

All she saw were the claws.

The scream was primal and Kristen sobbed as she sank to the floor. Nicholas was there instantly, wrapping his arms around her.

What is happening to me?

He rocked her back and forth, rubbing her back in circular motions. “Your body is going through a change.”

“No shit, Nicholas. But why me? God almighty, I’m waving the freak flag high enough as it is. Now I’m part animal?” She held her arms in front of her face. “I’ve got fucking claws!”

“I know, beautiful. I’ve seen them.”


“Don’t what?”

“Call me beautiful. I’m anything but.”

“You’re incredibly beautiful. Even now, with all the things that are disturbing you so badly.”

“They aren’t disturbing to you? You spent the night fucking a Lycan, werewolf, whatever and you’re perfectly calm.” The sobs slowed as she turned to look at him. “Why is that, Nicholas?”

“Because,” he said as he held out his hand. Kristen gasped as claws extended from his finger tips. “I’m a Lycan too.”

Copyright © 2018 Return of the Lycan King: Book 1 Nicholas and Kristen by Candace Blackburn



About Candace Blackburn:

Candace makes her home in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart husband and their two sons. She’s an indie author who has published two previous romances (with a bit of fantasy in each), Tristan’s Redemption and Nate’s Forgiveness. Her current works are all paranormal romance (her favorite genre to read!) and are set in her home state. She loves coffee, cold weather, the Boston Red Sox, the Carolina Panthers, and hearing from fans.

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