Book Review – Shattered Souls (To Love and Serve 1) by Alison Mello

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** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

This is a first for me by this author. What grabbed my complete attention was the synopsis to this story. After reading it I needed to read this novel hoping that it lived up to the expectations that I had.

What I did get was a heartbreaking story about two people, Keegan and Lexi, both so completely shattered and broken from their pasts that trying to push through to strive for a future is hard. The nightmares for them both torment them on a regular basis. The flash backs are painful. Their pasts constantly in the forefront of their minds.

So what happens when two shattered souls are joined together?
What happens when Keegan and Lexi’s lives collide?
Can two broken people help each other?
Can both Keegan and Lexi help each other with the turmoil and pain that they suffer from?
Can they make a future or will they be forever stuck in the past just simply paddling through life?

A great read that had me intrigued from beginning to end.

I absolutely loved that the main character Lexi was female, a strong woman who comes home from war a shattered soul but finds the courage to fight her demons.

Keegan….What an amazing guy. Broken himself but yet so willing to give himself to Lexi to help her demons, but to also help him with his own.

Overall a powerful read that sheds light on the demons people face after war, the struggles of losing a partner and the turmoil faced with a scarred childhood.

4 stars.

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Love for Christmas (A Billionaires and SEALs Romance Box Set) – Authors: Julia Kent, Cora Seton, Lynn Raye Harris,


Title: Love for Christmas

A Billionaires and SEALs Romance Box Set

Authors: Julia Kent, Cora Seton, Lynn Raye Harris,

Blair Babylon & Gina Robinson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 12, 2017


shopping. Forget baking. Forget company coming over tonight. Wouldn’t you
like to unwrap these 5 alpha males for the holidays?

Today best-selling authors have banded together to bring you 5 romance novels
and stories about love, romance, and the spirit of the season. Take a break
and rip open this boxed set to cuddle up with these romantic comedy and
contemporary romance books.
These authors have pulled out all the stops,
offering their best-selling books for one more bite at the Christmas cookie or
penning ALL NEW stories about new characters and new love!

For a
limited time, you can pick up all 5 of these naughty men for a really great
price! This heart-pounding collection is filled with confident, sexy, and
romantic men you’ll want to spend the holidays with.

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to get this special box set of best-selling books before it’s gone forever!

Shopping for a Billionaire
by Julia Kent

Shannon is called to the mall to work as a sexy elf, her billionaire boyfriend,
Declan, gets roped into playing Santa.

Navy SEAL’s Christmas Bride
by Cora Seton

Christmas time at Crescent Hall, but don’t expect peace, harmony and goodwill
among men. Sparks are going to fly in an epic battle of the sexes, military

Lynn Raye Harris

When the
woman who once walked out on him drops back into his life three days before
Christmas, HOT operator Billy “the Kid” Blake risks everything to
help her thwart a conspiracy.

All I
Want for Christmas Is You

A Killer
Valentine concert in Paris for Christmas. One chance to find true love. And
then the lead singer holds out his hand and pulls Brodie up on stage to play
the guitar. What if everything went impossibly, catastrophically right?

Billionaire’s Christmas Vows
by Gina Robinson

… No one is feeling the holiday stress more than Kayla Green. Six months
pregnant, she’s “married” to Seattle’s youngest billionaire Justin
Green. But they’ve never actually said their vows to each other. This
Christmas, Kayla wants to give Justin something money can’t buy—proof that her
love is real and forever, Christmas Eve wedding vows complete with a legal
marriage license.

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Release Blitz – Night and Day (Natexus #2.5) by Victoria L James  

Night and Day (Natexus #2.5) by Victoria L James

Releases 12th December

Night and Day is a Novella to the Natexus series

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Four times a night, I’d wake to kiss her to make sure she was still with me, and every time I brushed my lips to hers, she sighed softly and smiled in her sleep, making me feel more content than I’d ever felt in my life. My first loves had been removed from that special place in my heart, meaning she had full ownership of my mind, my love, and most importantly, my body.

Happiness became my new best friend, no matter how much I refused to believe it. Everything made me feel alive. Everything shone so damn bright with my personal sunshine walking beside me.

But happiness is always temporary. The girl the whole world wanted now only wanted me.

We didn’t know that our new lives together would lure out the snakes from our pasts. Our futures were no longer certain, but I wasn’t willing to give up on her. On us.

Not all men are like me. I’m Marcus goddamn Anderson.

The damaged. The healed. The lover. The one who never quits.

And I had a woman to protect.

That beautiful, unexpected, thrilling, surprise love of mine.

– Marcus Anderson

Night and Day (#2.5)

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Meet The Author:

Victoria L James is a teenage girl stuck in a thirty-something year-olds body. Living somewhere ‘oop north’ in England, she has had a strong passion for words and stories going as far back as she can remember, which she credits to her grandmother and her love of reading anything that was on sale and cheap from the local market stall. Never once did she think she would release a novel, though. At best, she thought her love of language and her ability to create stories in her mind would provide her with a ‘get out of jail free’ card whenever she messed up and her

parents were mad at her during her teenage years… and when even that didn’t work out, she thought she was pretty much done for.

When an opportunity presented itself for her to take a back seat from paid working life for a few years, she knew straight away that she had to try and write about a few of these worlds she’d come up with along the way, and quieten all the voices in her head without racking up a heavy psychiatry bill for the pleasure.

Wearing her heart on her sleeve and trying to lighten her friends’ and family’s lives with naff, and more often than not, badly timed, nineties jokes, she has yet to learn the art of knowing when to shut up. Which is another reason writing became a passion of hers. With pen and paper, there are no limits.

A firm believer in never quitting, with a ridiculous obsession for all things Rocky, she hopes that one day she writes a story that will inspire at least one person out there to keep on going if they’re struggling. Other than that, she’s just a regular old converse wearing, corona sipping, English version of Chandler Bing, who loves and adores her family more than life itself. Oh, and she also has two cats. Every writer has to mention their cats, right?

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Marcus (#3)

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All the Way (Novella #2)

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Book Review – Fighting Perfection (The Perfection Series Book 2) by Heather Guimond


*Reviewed by Kylie from Bloggers From Down Under *

And so Mimi’s story continues……….

And what a story it is. If this installment doesn’t have you on the edge of your seat, eagerly flipping page after page on your devices, then I have no words.

While book one was an emotional roller coaster, book two is gritty, nail biting with moments of “don’t even think about putting it down”. To say I loved everything about this book, would be a massive understatement.

Let’s see if I can do it some well deserved justice.

Mimi is still reeling from the loss of her beloved husband, and although it’s been years since his passing, a new love interest was never in the cards. But just before a long overdue girly weekend, Justin gives her a farewell that exceeds the “friends” limit.

Confused by the feelings she has for him, she sets off and decides to tackle that problem when she returns.

Little does she realize, she may just meet the man of her dreams over the weekend. Granted, no one will ever be her Vance, she’s determined to have a good time while away.

Enter Air Force pilot, James, and ladies, he’ll take your breath away *swoon ❤️

When one night of unbridled passion reignites Mimi, the confusion she felt before her trip with Justin, has now doubled.

Two men.
Both with feelings for her.
Both of them mean a lot to Mimi, but after a psychotic woman enters all their lives, there can only be one eventual victor for Mimi’s love.

Who will Mimi choose?
And will they all survive the threats of harm put against them?

An absolutely fabulous read, which will have you eagerly awaiting the third book in this series, even if it is to see what happens after the cliffhanger ending given in this book.


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Release Blitz – Misadventures Of A Virgin – Meredith Wild






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Release date: 5th December


It’s been years since June Bell shared a stolen moment with her girlhood crush, Kase McCasker. It’s been just as long since Kase’s father nixed the sale of the McCasker farm to expand the grounds of the Bell’s grand hotel. Now that Kase is back home for good, June might be the only person who can persuade him to reconsider the abandoned plan. But how can she face him again after he left her without a word?


Four years ago, unexpected news shook the foundation of Kase McCasker’s world. Escaping Falls Edge for college was the perfect excuse to chase his demons and bury his pain. Now, with a degree in hand and a void he can’t fill, he’s back in the little mountain town he thought he’d never call home again. Searching for purpose, he’s determined to put down roots and take over the struggling farm that’s been in his family for generations.



Time and distance haven’t taken the edge off his preoccupation with June, the spitfire daughter of his father’s rival. He hasn’t forgotten their time together and all the things they did and didn’t do. One look at her has him reconsidering the future and making a dangerous deal to win her over. Is a chance at her heart worth risking everything else?






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Release Blitz – Title: Complicated Relationships (A Southern Devotions Series Standalone) – Author: Amy K. McClung



Title: Complicated Relationships

A Southern Devotions Series Standalone

Author: Amy K. McClung

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 2, 2017




Tristan Jacob’s
life is full of complicated relationships. Having been hurt by love and loss,
and with his focus on taking care of his younger sister, Macy, for the past
five years, it was safer to put his romantic life on hold.
But he’s finally
ready to find the girl of his dreams.
When an
auburn-haired beauty captures his attention, Tristan doesn’t realize she has a
connection to the woman who broke his heart. Will he get his happily ever
after? Or will the complications prove to be too difficult to overcome?
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Amy McClung was born
in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls and occasionally
suffers from middle child syndrome. She met the love of her life online in
August of 2004, on his birthday of all days, and married him in September 2005.
Currently they have no human children only the room full of colorful robots
that transform into vehicles and the large headed Pop Funko’s who represent
their favorite characters. Collecting movies, shotglasses, Pop Funkos, and dust
bunnies are some of her favorite pastimes. She began writing in September of
2011 and independently published her first YA novel called Cascades of
Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris Series the following May. Her first
book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a
while during a difficult transition in her life.  



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Release Blitz – Scarred A #sinsandsecrets Series Novel – Author: Willow Winters


Title: Scarred

A #sinsandsecrets Series Novel

Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 5, 2017
She made me a better man, but I still wasn’t good enough to keep her.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, with sleeve tattoos, ripped muscle and a
cold-hearted stare, I am who I am.  The bad boy she knew to stay away
I knew we were never supposed to last.  But the way her lips
tasted, the way her curves felt under my hands…  I couldn’t let go. I did
everything I could to keep her.
I put on a ring on her finger and straightened out my life.  All
for her.
I should’ve known better.
One mistake tore us apart and I don’t know what I can do to salvage
what we once had.
I knew it wasn’t supposed to last, but if I could make her stay with me
once…  I can do it again.
Watch me. I love my sweetheart; I’m not losing her again.

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Damn me for what I’ve done,
Hate me for the lie.
Let the web weave and thread,
But don’t let what we have die.
I know it in my blood,
She’s mine to keep and hold.
I’ll stop fighting only once,
When I’m dead and cold.
The piles of dirt are getting larger. The metal shovels
pierce the frozen soil. The sound cuts through my bones, one and then another
and another.
It’s been constant as I stand here, helpless. I’ve never
been colder, the wind and bitter snow beseiging my body, but I still don’t
I can’t take my eyes from the two graves.
The shovels spill the dirt, the piles mounting as my eyes
drift to the tombstones.
The first my father, a man who died before his time. A death
of tragedy.
And then to my wife’s. My love’s. Gone before her time. No
one believes me. He put her there. James killed her.
My eyes pop open wide when I hear Kat whisper, “It’s all
your fault.”
I wake up breathless, my heart pounding and I swear I can
feel Kat’s hot breath on my neck even though I’m alone. My eyes dart around the
room as I slowly lift my body into a sitting position on the bed.
Just a terror. The same as last night.
I’m quick to grab the video monitor for the security system
from the nightstand and flick the button on to bring it to life. I had it
installed after the break-in.
It’s only when I see Kat in our bed, that my heart starts to
calm, and my heated skin seems to succumb to the chill of reality.
She’s okay.
I close my eyes and when I open them, it’s an image of her
rolling over in bed. To my side. My fingers brush the glass where she is. I’ll
be there soon. I’ll be with her and it’ll all be over. I won’t let her down.


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Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!