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I was fortunate enough to be able to read this book before its release. Absolutely loved it! Highly recommend it! This is book one of a new series by Carmen DeSousa. Having read many of her previous books, I was looking forward to this one and was not disappointed. I would call this one a Can’t Miss Read!


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The Midnight Sons ~ Men as Wild and Rugged as The Last Frontier Itself

Five brothers risk their lives to rescue those caught in the death grip of the Alaska wilderness…and find their hearts in danger of falling for women as tough as the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Series Description:

The siren call of Alaska’s untamed wilderness, vast mountain ranges, and majestic glaciers draw thrill-seekers from around the globe. But with more unsolved missing person cases than anywhere else in the world, the Alaska Triangle has an ominous reputation. Enter the Midnight Sons, a team that risks their own lives to rescue those in peril.

Being a hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, though. The pay sucks, as does the fact that the team leaders have to be ready to spring into action 24/7, 365 days a year–a lifestyle not conducive to a healthy love life. Worse, while the brothers are experts in their individual fields, they each harbor inner demons and secrets that threaten to tear their family apart… and jeopardize any chance of finding the women who could complete them.

Book One: Sam’s Folly

When a bigwig fight promoter needs someone to search for his missing fiancĂ©e, he hires expert tracker Sam Belgarde and his search dogs. Sam is more than a little reluctant. His family’s company, Search and Rescue Alaska, is in financial trouble, though, so if searching for a spoiled socialite will save it, then he’s willing to break the rules–just this once.

After witnessing a murder, Nora Molina needs to get away–fast–and her best hope to escape without her passport is Alaska. A native of Argentina, Nora’s accustomed to harsh winters and high elevation, so she gets more than a little irritated when some tracker thinks she needs rescuing. Even if he is get-out sexy. And even if he’s the guy she stood up before leaving town. It’s going to be a long few days.

When an unexpected storm rolls in, Sam and Nora find themselves in each other’s arms–to keep warm. Things get a little too hot when it’s clear someone wants the two of them to stay lost–permanently.

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512-uh7WvmLTHE FAMILY JOURNAL

Join the millions who have fallen in love with New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown in her landmark hundredth novel.

At the end of her rope, single mom Lily Anderson is determined to move her rebellious children in the right direction. That means taking away their cell phones, tablets, and computers—at least temporarily—and moving to the house where Lily grew up in the rural town of Comfort, Texas. But Lily has a bigger challenge than two sulking kids.

The house comes with Mack Cooper, high school teacher and handsome longtime renter. The arrangement: just housemates. But Mack’s devoted attention to the kids starts to warm Lily’s resistant heart. Then Lily finds an old leather-bound book in which five generations of her female ancestors shared their struggles and dreams. To Lily, it’s a bracing reminder about the importance of family…and love.

Now it’s time for Lily to add an adventurous new chapter to the cherished family journal—by embracing a fresh start and taking a chance on a man who could make her house a home.

61KTeEIitYLAN ENDLESS LOVE TO REMEMBER

Vickie Clark has always been a devoted daughter, however, an uneventful daily routine in her family’s ranch was not exactly the life she desired for herself. In an hopeful attempt to escape her miserable reality, she secretly gets engaged to her childhood friend. To her misfortune, when he decides to join the Civil War, Vickie will start fighting her own lonely battle. Having not heard from him for two years, she assumes the worst has happened. To her surprise, he comes back, but not the same ma… Which dreadful event made him change his avowal of love for her?

Sam Madsen had been a joyful and outgoing man before joining the war. The atrocities he saw on the battlefield, though, turned him into an entirely different person. He is now suffering from a memory loss and barely remembers Vickie or his deep feelings for her. While being extremely confused, trying to recall any possible detail of his past, his father sneakily announces his ambitious plan: his intention to marry his son to Vicki’s older sister, Jess. How will Sam deal with this unforeseen request?

While Vickie is trying to discover the real reason behind Sam’s apparent betrayal, Jess starts finding the idea of becoming his wife appealing. Will Vickie manage to prevent this unwanted arranged marriage? Or will she end up accepting her harsh fate?

51usInHn8PL._SY346_THE HELLION

USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell’s Wicked Wallflowers series burns hot as two rivals meet in the flesh and feel the heat…

Adair Thorne has just watched his gaming-hell dream disappear into a blaze of fire and ash, and he’s certain that his competitors, the Killorans, are behind it. His fury and passion burn even hotter when he meets Cleopatra Killoran, a tart-mouthed vixen who mocks him at every turn. If she were anyone else but the enemy, she’d ignite a desire in him that would be impossible to control.

No one can make Cleopatra do anything. That said, she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her siblings―even if that means being sponsored by their rivals for a season in order to land a noble husband. But she will not allow her head to be turned by the infuriating and darkly handsome Adair Thorne.

There’s only one thing that threatens the rules of the game: Cleopatra’s secret. It could unravel the families’ tenuous truce and shatter the unpredictably sinful romance mounting between the hellion…and a scoundrel who could pass for the devil himself.

513tWMehlCLDON’T BE MY VALENTINE

Don’t screw my brother…

This was my best friend’s one and only request when we were 18.
Damnit, I tried.
But we were drawn together like magnets.
We had one incredible night before he left to serve our country.
Then he was gone. A military man on a mission.
My heart shattered.

Twelve years later, I’m my best friend’s maid of honor in her Valentine’s Day wedding.
He’s the big, bad groomsman.
I’m putting on my best “I don’t give a sh$t” face, but he’s not fooled.
I’m his for the taking and he knows it.
But all good secrets eventually get told.
And now I’m getting booted from the wedding party.

That’s the least of my problems.
Lieutenant Hottie has dangerous associates.
And I’m carrying his precious little secret.
Lucky for me, my bestie’s bro is a badass.
Big daddy, can you save me?

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Note from Mary:

I love secondary characters: writing them, reading about them, even watching them on the big screen. Secondary characters support the “stars”; make them more vibrant and compelling. But when the story ends, I’m often left wondering what they’d do if they were in the “spotlight”. That’s why I’ve created special boxed sets that were part of That Second Chance series and the Truth in Lies series. These boxed sets let the reader follow the before and after of select characters as they first appear in That Second Chance series and later in the fictional town of my bestselling Truth in Lies series. Boxed Set 6 contains The Butterfly Garden and A Family Affair: Return. I invite you to follow their journey!

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This is the first book in the New York Times Bestselling Bluegrass Brothers series. This series is the follow-up series to Kathleen Brooks’ bestselling Bluegrass Series.

When danger and passions flare it’s best to find cover…

Cade Davies is a former Special Forces soldier who is now a high school teacher and football coach. And something is trying to kill his players. He’s been too busy trying to keep his players alive, while also avoiding the Davies Brothers marriage trap set by half the town, to pay attention and to the fiery redhead who has swept into his small town.

DEA Agent Annie Blake was undercover to bust a drug ring that preys on high school athletes in the adorable, small town of Keeneston. She had thought to keep her head down and listen to the local gossip to find the maker of this deadly drug. What Annie didn’t count on was becoming the local gossip. With marriage bets being placed and an entire town aiming to win the pot, Annie looks to Cade for help in bringing down the drug ring before another kid is killed. What she didn’t intend on was becoming the next target.

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If you’ve become hooked on the Paradise Valley Mystery series, no doubt the sizzling romantic chemistry between Emily and Colin has kept you coming back for more. The Color of Lies, a Bridge Short Story, is the story of Colin Andrews before he came to Paradise Valley to become the Police Detective and what really happened to his late fiancee, Miranda.

   ***Books available in The Paradise Valley Mysteries***

The Scent of Lies: Book 1
The Heart of Lies: Book 2
The Edge of Lies: A Short Story, the story of Evan & Emily
The Chain of Lies: Book 3
The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4
The Color of Lies: a Short Story, the story of Colin & Miranda
The Betrayal of Lies: Book 5
The Harbor of Lies: Book 6
The House of Lies, Book 7
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Cathryn Blankenship has no desire for a season in London! Why on earth would her father want her to leave her home in Charles Town? Upon Cathryn’s steadfast refusal, Governor Blankenship is forced to assign a young lieutenant to watch over Cathryn on the journey and ensure his daughter’s appearance in London. Cathryn finds Lieutenant Jake Pennington the most aggravating, maddening man she has ever met…a man Cathryn soon admits she is in no hurry to see leave.

But fate has other plans for her in a world she is ill prepared to enter. She descends into a place where love and betrayal go hand and hand, where greed and treachery are second nature, but moreover the threat her father believes he has sent her is awaiting her arrival. When fate tears her apart from her Lieutenant, Cathryn finds herself desolate and alone. Soon, Cathryn makes fateful decisions that will send her back to her home.

A home far different than the one she left. A war rages. Soon, she discovers her life is in danger and the only one that can save her is the one who left her heartbroken.

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Sara had always been untouchable, his sister’s best friend, and the girl next door…

Smokejumper Aiden Callaway never questioned his job until a fire took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle’s reputation and hurt the people he left behind.

Sara has never forgiven or forgotten the way Aiden brought their teenage relationship crashing down. But the sparks between Aiden and Sara have been smoldering for a very long time. Sara is afraid to take another chance on the man who broke her heart, and Aiden knows better than anyone how dangerous an intense fire can be.

As teenagers they weren’t ready for each other. Are they ready now? Or will secrets derail their second chance at love?

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For one, magical summer, Jona is selected to be a companion to Prince Lee and help him practice social graces. Despite her joy, however, she is expected to follow the rules: never speak to the queen unless spoken to, never forget she’s merely a servant, and never, ever fall in love with the prince.

Are the differences between a prince and a commoner too large to overcome, or are they just a matter of magical misperception?

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HEART OF FRAGILE STARS is a novella prequel to CAROLINE

A pirate and a high-born maiden, brought together by a legendary sword…
Dashing French pirate Jean-Philippe Beauvisage revels in a life of complete freedom…until the night at a ball in Georgian London, when a Russian beauty quietly steals his heart.

Heartbroken Antonia Varyshkova, who has lost her parents and her home in a St. Petersburg fire, stops in London en route to a new life with her brother in Colonial America. When her arrogant ship’s captain, Tobias Ormond, insists that she attend a ball with him, Antonia reluctantly agrees.

The instant connection between Jean-Philippe and Antonia is soul-deep, but it seems that there cannot be a future for them. She sails off to America and he returns to his corsair’s life at sea…until an ancient Roman sword which may be cursed forces Beauvisage to chase down the very ship carrying the woman he loves.

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Second thought — Still on Meghan and Harry’s side concerning the Royal Scandal. American point of view…first Meghan is one of ours. Yes, we romance lovers read Regency romances all the time, but we don’t really want to marry a real prince. We love our freedom of choice. Being locked inside a zoo really doesn’t do it for us…isn’t that what it must be like to marry into the Royal Family. Mostly, I hate it when it is said that Meghan is coming between Will and Harry. I just don’t think its fair to expect Harry to live in the shadow of a brother just because of birth. Let Harry spread his wings and see what kind of good he can do. Just my thoughts.

Third thought— Still upset with Survivor…and its killing me that they are bringing back the winners over the 40 seasons. But I can’t get over last season…

Fourth thought— Living in New England, I have to say something about the Patriots. My husband and son are depressed thinking that Tom Brady could leave, but my thought is appreciate the twenty great years he has given us and SIX superbowl championships. Life will go on.

Fifth thought— I broke down and got CBS Access. Yes, Picard did it for me. I couldn’t stand not watching it and honestly I think I’m going to love it. The question becomes is it worth it for one show.

Sixth thought—The world has a lot of issues that we all can worry about. Big ones: climate change, epidemics and the threat of war. Small ones: mortgage, kids, and parents. Sometimes everyone needs to escape. Advice—read a book, go to the movies, or get a massage. Escape if its only for a moment. Makes it easier to deal with reality.

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College and career are hard enough without bringing love into the mix, so the last thing Jesse is looking for is a spring break fling. His future entails getting an MBA and taking over the reins of his father’s small-time plumbing company and making it successful. He doesn’t have time for a girl, especially not one who’s related to the spoiled rich girl who broke up his last relationship. One week with Kayla, though, changes everything.

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In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned–loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman-Josephine Buchanan Wright.

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A rich tapestry of wit, grit, and humor…

Twenty-four-year old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, twelve-year-old Maydean and five-year-old Willie-Boy, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas, and out of patience. The only things she owns in abundance are backbone and pride–neither of which she can trade for food or gas.

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Trevon Campbell’s world changed the moment his ex-girlfriend announced he was a father…

Determined to make up for his past mistakes, Trevon gives Trina what she wanted before their breakup, what feels like his soul, which means he needs to forget about the exotic woman who stole his heart on one fateful night.

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