Consolation by Corinne Michaels Blog Tour

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 Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.

He wasn’t even on my radar.

He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden.

 But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.

 One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.

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Melanie’s 5-STELLAR Stars Review:

Ok, folks. My Corinne Michaels cherry has just been popped and what a fantastic experience it was!!! Frankly, there were two factors that made me pick up Consolation—the breathtaking cover and the amazing praises I have heard about the author.  I am beyond thrilled to have taken the chance because I inhaled this book in its entirety within a few hours. There really was no stopping me from finishing up this book cover to cover because everything about it just sucked me in. Consolation was a reckless tornado and I was in the eye of it.

The characters are a reader’s dream come true. What Corinne did with her characters was magic—each one of them had such chemistry with one another and what blew me away was that it went far beyond just the male and female protagonists. You could really feel the love and the connection even between the secondary characters in this book.

Natalie or Lee as her loved ones refer to her is bar none one of the best heroines I have had the pleasure of reading about. Her vulnerability and strength combined made her so realistic and so easy to love. What I admired most about her was how true she stayed to herself, never once allowing herself to be pushed into something she didn’t want and better yet, she allowed herself to move forward amidst the blinding guilt that continued to haunt her. I thought that the author did a sensational job writing such a seamless progression of Natalie’s grief. It was the perfect illustration of the proverbial rainbow after the rain has gone—I could see as her life started to piece back together even during the heaviest time in her life with the help of such a strong support system; all starting with Liam coming back into her life. This guy, OMG, this guy is absolute PERFECTION! Everything…. Every single thing he did and said made me tingle all over and my heart swelled dangerously close to exploding. Sweet as maple syrup, Liam comes barreling into Natalie’s life not expecting to be the person that would not only heal her, but love her beyond what she could have ever imagined. Their relationship is so unlike many of the books out there—it was neither lust at first sight nor love at first sight. They had a friendship long before any romantic feelings became involved. Again, the progression between the two of them, as seamless as Natalie’s character. I was just so impressed by how the author was able to deliver it time and time again.

Another huge highlight for me was the friendship between Natalie and Rea. This sort of friendship, though it is written in a book really exists. They are the ying and the yang; the kind that would withstand any tragedy and the sort that only becomes stronger during a tragedy. I loved that they could become both giggly girls with one another, taking a joyride in life and all at the same time, become an anchor for one another during a heaving storm. The perfect balance that created such a beautiful harmony.

Not only were the characters sensational, but the dialogue they had with one another had me feeling so many different emotions all at one time. A full proof mix of witty and funny that had me laughing out loud even with such an emotional and heavy storyline. This book had everything I could have possibly asked for. Not only will Consolation leave you giggling, swooning, crying, and deliciously clenching throughout Natalie and Liam’s love story but it will have you leaping out of your seat on to your feet needing answers, needing more. I cannot friggin’ wait for the second installment of this duet series and I am counting down the days. This is a must, must read.

About the Author:

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Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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Title: Unrestricted

Author: Kimberly Bracco

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release: May 1, 2015

Series: Emotional Conclusion to Inhibitions



Earning forgiveness isn’t easy. Especially when you can’t forgive yourself.

How do you begin to right your wrongs?

What do you do when you realize you love someone but you’ve already pushed them away?

What happens when one foolish decision alters your entire world forever?

How can love recover after devastating heartbreak and betrayal?

What happens when everything becomes unrestricted?


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Kimberly is a stay at mom of four crazy beautiful children. She lives in New Jersey with her husband of ten years and enjoys every minute of her never dull life. She loves a good book that is impossible to put down and you will mostly likely find her reading in her downtime, unless of course, there is a football game on.

Inhibitions is her debut novel releasing February 20, 2015.

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Where He Ends and I Begin (Home #3) by Cardeno C. Review


Where He Ends and I Begin (Home #3)
by Cardeno C.

Stars: 4.5

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Aggressive, physical, and brave, Jake Owens is a small town football hero turned big city cop who passes his time with meaningless encounters believing he can’t have who he really wants: Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever. Thoughtful, quiet, and kind, Nate is a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and has never been able to shake his crush on loyal, courageous, straight Jake.

After a passionate night together, Nate realizes Jake isn’t as straight as he assumed, but he worries that what they shared was a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together because he has always known that Nate holds his heart, it’s how he’ll convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.

Word Count: 82,569
Where He Ends and I Begin is set in the Home series where the books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.


I really enjoyed their story. I just love best friends to lovers kind of story line. Jake and Nate story I think is my favorite in this series so far! I just loved how Jake would take care of Nate with out letting him know. He really did want a future with Nate. And he was willing to settle as Nate’s friend if he had to. (Thank god he didn’t have to settle!!…lol)

Right from the start I felt that this book should have been the second book in this series and not the third. Because I knew already knew how Jake and Nate ended up in the second book in this series.
I just felt we kind of took a step back instead of moving forward in this series.
Book two…Aaron and Zach’s story would have been way better as book 3.
In my opinion.

I loved knowing about there past. How entwine their lives were. How they came to where they were today.
And… I didn’t mind both point of views in book.
But…what I did mind was the retelling of he same events that just happened in the beginning of each chapter. I just want new stuff… Not stuff I already read.
I mean… It was the same thing with little changes here and there. It was really killing the flow of the book for me. I started to skim some of it. ( I hate doing that)
I will say… Once I got to chapter 9… The whole retelling got a lot better.
But…. this went on pretty much throughout the whole book.

I felt Nate and Jake had an undeniable love for each other through out this book. They really did feel like soulmate.
The sex was pretty hot!
But, there was a lot of it. I’m all for sex in a book… But, it almost seemed like to much at times.

Overall…. I enjoyed this story. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

*ARC provided by author for an honest review*


About this author

Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.

He Completes Me (Home #2) by Cardeno C. Review


He Completes Me (Home #2)

by Cardeno C.Stars: 3Reviewed by:

Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he’s falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn’t need to be fixed and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.Patience is one of Aaron’s many virtues. He has waited years for a man who can share his heart and complete his life and he insists Zach is the one. Pride, fear, and old hurts wither in the wake of Aaron’s adoring loyalty, and as Zach reevaluates his perceptions of love and family, he finds himself tempted to believe in the impossible: a happily-ever-after.
Word Count: 94,711
He Completes Me is set in the Home series where the books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.

This book starts off pretty strong. Zach coming back home after 10years being away from his family. The reason for the comeback… His mothers funeral.I thought this story was ok. There was a lot I really didn’t care for about Zach. I understand he had to really change the way he thought about things. He always did things his way and not have to worry about anybody but himself.
But, he really but Aaron through the wringer!! He did and said a lot of horrible things.
Chapter 7
I was just do damn shocked and heartbroken. Zach was drowning in his own self doubt and I thought it was pretty horrible what he did.
(And I really found this one part to be truly unbelievable & unforgivable!)
He did it all because he thought he wasn’t good enough!
I really didn’t get how Aaron could just starting saying I love you so fast! They barley had a conversation. And what Zach did…
I mean…. They only known each other 3 days and Aaron is already throwing around the I love you’s!!!Aaron was such a sweet and caring guy. But I felt he needed to open his mouth and say no to people and be angry at certain situations!
Manly Kim! Omg…
I just did not like her at all! I felt she took advantage of Aaron.
And Dean I felt needed a friend to help him out with his wife! He couldn’t handle her.
I felt that Dean should have known better. He let Aaron help them out. But… He let it go on for way to long! I was just so shocked how long they let that go on!

I didn’t like what he did… But I moved on from it. When he decided to go out because he was upset with Aaron about not setting up a next date to see each other… I was pretty much done with him!! He was being so mean

Certain parts in this book were loosing my interest. It was more over kill on the information in certain parts.
For example…
When Zach was packing… I really didn’t need to know all the things he need to pack and how he packed them.
And another example…
When Aaron and Zach were talking about buying the house/Business office. I really didn’t want to know about stipulations business hours and Limited zoning to make it fully commercial, can’t increase the ratio of commercial square footage to residential square footage.
There was a little more… Not a lot but enough for me to notice it.

And… I can’t believe I’m going to say this… But the sex going on in this book was a little overkill. There was a lot of it going on. Once they were finished… Boom it started up all over again. I just wish there wasn’t so much sex going on.

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About this author

Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.

Home Again (Home #1) by Cardeno C. Reivew


Home Again (Home #1)

by Cardeno C.Stars: 3

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Imposing, temperamental Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can’t remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood is on the way. But when his one and only finally arrives, Noah is horrified to discover that he doesn’t remember anything from the past three years.Loyal, serious Clark Lehman built a life around the person who insisted from their first meeting that they were meant to be together. Now, years later, two men whose love has never faltered must relive their most treasured and most painful moments in order to recover lost memories and secure their future.Word Count: 53,026
Home Again is set in the Home series where the books are linked by theme or world. They are independent and can be read in any order.

Right from the beginning. This book sucked me in. I was absolutely loving it.
How Noah and Clark just seemed to connect right from the very first time they met.The way the book started took me a little bit to get use to. The whole past/present story line going on.
Sometimes… That kind of writing format just kills the flow for me. Because right when I’m really getting into either the past or present story… It just ends and switches.
But, I did started to really get into it.I was really feeling this story up until chapter 17.
After that chapter… I was a little confused. It was kind of choppy.

The fact that we were not really getting the whole story and only getting little bits and pieces of what happened to them. Was extremely frustrating to me. And I’m not going to lie… My stomach just dropped.
I was really loving Noah… Up until what was revealed by Clark.
I just didn’t understand why Noah would do that to Clark. And when Noah finally revealed why he did what he did….OMG!
I was kind of pissed!… What the hell kind of excuse was that!!!

I also felt Clark was a little to willing to let things go and he was too apologetic! Like it was his fault that things happened the way they did 3 years ago. He was constantly crying and practically thanking Noah for taking him back!!
I saw him as a reserved but strong person in the beginning of the book.
But, as I kept reading… His character was taking a turn for as one of those wishy washy characters.
As I kept reading… I was really hating Noah…”I always new you’d be back”! ughhhh!
For Clark… It was all about pleasing Noah! Ughhh

I like sex in a book… Even a lot of sex. But, it seemed like they were having sex all the time. Whenever they started to talk… And it was getting really hard to express their feelings… They would kiss and do it like rabbits…lol
I was ok with it….but it was starting to be borderline to much.

I would have to say.. 17 and on… I was struggling. I really didn’t agree with Noah’s reasoning on why he did what he did.
I had mixed feelings for Noah’s brother Ben. He really made his brothers life hell growing up. He should have really embraced his brother and formed a true brother alliance.

Overall… I liked the book.. It was a solid 5 stars up until chapter 17. Then it just dropped down when I found out the reason why Noah did what he did. I just wish he had a better reason for doing it. Not because he was just so sure of himself and Clark relationship. I would have thought he would have valued his relationship with Clark than to stoop so low as to take a bet from his Brother.

Also… I felt the author left out a lot of things out.
Like how Noah got into a car accident.
His 3 years apart from Noah. And I really wanted to know more about Ben. How he got to where he is in his life.
The bonus chapter was nice… But I would have liked to see how they all got to where they were in their lives.

*Copy provided by author for an honest review*

About this author

Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.

Where The Sea Meets The Sky by Karina Halle Book Review

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A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life.

It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.

Melanie’s 5-MAGNIFICENT Stars Review: 

Karina Halle’s novels can be compared to full-bodied wines. They are rich, complex, well-rounded and you feel the flavor of each of her words deliciously linger long after the last drop. Her writing style is what draws me to each and every release and it is what is going to continue to pull me in.

The richness and the complexity of her latest book, Where the Sea Meets Sky is beyond imaginable. Karina takes her readers on a journey; a literal journey where you’ll feel jet lagged and all at once mystified without ever having to pack up your bags and have your passports renewed. She does a sensational job painting such picturesque scenes. You truly get the chance to soak in the very essence and beauty of the adventure that Gemma and Josh take. The words on each page transcends, becoming a perfect shot of each sunrise and sunset at such tempting places in New Zealand without once hearing a camera shutter go off. The author’s talent really shines beyond the normal romance novel, though that area doesn’t fall one bit short either. Every single thing about this book is so visually enthralling, it’s something totally unexpected and like me, you will enjoy every minute of it.

Where The Sea Meets Sky introduces us to new characters and also reunites us with the enigmatic, Joshua Miles. If you remember, Josh is Vera Mile’s younger brother whom we saw glimpses of in both Love, in English and Love, in Spanish. Though his appearances were short in those books, his importance was nothing but small. Josh was Vera’s best friend, her safety blanket in a hostile household and it is the connection with his sister that had my interest piqued. What had me reeling, bouncing excitedly for his story was when the author released the first chapter of this book. What I immediately picked up on just from that first chapter was how different Josh’ inner workings would be from Mateo. Where Mateo was refined and traditional in the “wooing,” Josh was brusque and unfiltered. Now having finished this book, I see Josh to be so much more than just gruff twenty-something with hormones streaming out of his ears. Joshua Miles is also sensitive, he is decisive, and my goodness, the man knows how to love. I was surprised at how well he could identify love, how he could drown in it and revel in it given the lack of it growing up. I most definitely fell deeply infatuated with him and what his character stood for.

Gemma is incredibly special. The vulnerability in her so undeniably strong you as a reader can’t help but want to reach out and hold her hand the entire way. The shroud of doubt and fear that suffocate her were both heart breaking and frustrating at the same time. The Gemma that you first meet in Vancouver is the polar opposite of the Gemma you soon discover in New Zealand. I thought that the author did an outstanding job differentiating both in the same character. How many times have we all become someone else, an alter ego of sorts when we are outside of our comfort zone? Outside of what people expect us to be? Gemma escapes her realities when she backpacks around Northern America and is just as quickly trapped under heavy boulders once stepping back into the tarmac in New Zealand. I was actually really taken aback, fully expecting Josh to be the tormented protagonist in this book but Karina Halle gave me quite the unexpected surprise by turning the tables around and I loved her for that. As with all Cinderella stories, you take pleasure in seeing Gemma progress into THE Gemma in Vancouver—the bold, confident, and sexy woman that won over Joshua Miles that fateful Halloween night. Of course, all without the addicting drama that ensues.

The chemistry between Josh and Gemma is electric. The steamy scenes were the opposite of boring; each one intensely erotic and naughty however remaining poetic all at the same time. Karina Halle takes her time, each moment hypnotizing. I couldn’t get enough of them together. I also loved the familial feel of this book, always taking into consideration both Josh and especially Gemma’s roots which only aided in my connection with these characters further. The beauty in how the author writes, is the immense detail she provides in her storytelling. It gives her readers a chance to feel the rush of excitement in the beginning of the book while getting to know the plot line and the characters, she allows her readers to comfortably enjoy the seamless progression of the story, then to feel like you’ve been lifted up from where you’re comfortably sitting and be thrown against the concrete wall leaving you breathless and aching from the pain of your heart breaking. But what she does after she’s broken you is the best part of all. The healing comes with such meaningful messages that any reader could relate to during a part in their life. There’s no error in rushing her stories that usually leave readers scowling. Rather the author allows such a fulfilling reprieve; languid and satisfying. It’s an art not many could master.

Where The Sea Meets Sky is an adventure of a lifetime, it is a lovely tale of two lost souls who are both so different; one so easy to love while the other proves difficult. Yet when fused together, become as magnificent and breathtaking as looking out to the seaside horizon when the sun is finally setting; when “where the sea meets sky.”

About the Author:


With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.

Karina is represented by the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

Tempting BAD by M. Robinson Release blitz

Title: Tempting BAD
Author: M. Robinson
Release Date: March 24, 2015
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I’ve come from a privileged life and an even more privileged upbringing. My parents taught me right from wrong and everything in between… except I wanted the gray area. I wanted to live life on the edge with the possibility of falling over. I didn’t care about the consequences because I had no heart…
I left that on the floor of my parents’ bedroom door, shattered.
And never went back to pick up the pieces.

Family first.
I learned the meaning of the word hate.
I learned that life is a battlefield and I stood frontline.
I learned that praying doesn’t work and God doesn’t listen.
And I learned how to be a man…
All at the receiving end of my father’s fists, my mother’s tears, and my sisters screams.
You can’t run away from your past…
It will always find you, especially when you’re asleep.

Warning: Book contains adult situations.
Sex/language. Mature readers only.

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And I broke.
I lunged at her.
I hurt her.
I pushed her.
I tried to control her.
I knew I was being rough, but I didn’t care. I wanted to hurt her. I wanted her to feel an ounce of what I was feeling.
A breath of fucking air she shot from my lungs.

M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! 

You In My Arms by A.C. Katt Release Day!!


Jason Monroe has to leave school to be the guardian of his sister Kitty when his dad and step-mom diein a car crash. He’s working two jobs to keep them afloat, but their boat is leaking much like the roof of their old house. Jason doesn’t have time for love that is until Zach Montgomery, the owner of the Sunset Club, the premier gay club on the Jersey Shore comes calling.

To Zach’s
amazement, Jason’s casual announcement of his virginal status sent him from
half hard to ramrod stiff in two seconds flat. I am so going to tap that ass…What’s up with that? Deflowering virgins
was not something he was prone to do. Too much time in preparation and then
there was the soothing and cuddling they expected afterward. No, virgins were
not for him. I don’t fuck virgins. But this guy had him both curious and
aroused enough to disregard his rule and get himself one gorgeous virgin’s
company for the rest of the night. He’d deflower that ass three or four times

Zach never
had to troll for bed partners; they came to him. However, Jason pushed all of
his buttons. He’d looked good from the end of the bar, up close he looked even
better. An athletic build—he heard something about soccer champions—broad
shoulders and the gorgeous light brown curly hair that he wanted to run his
fingers through and a pair of sparkling hazel eyes. Add in the a six-pack
visible through his tight T-shirt, the strong, muscled limbs, and the full
bottom lip made to pout—his dream man sat beside him on the barstool. Jason’s
refusal and his reference to a four-year-old made him even more compelling. I have to get this guy’s story. Zach saw
that Jason needed to lean against the bar for stability. “Your friend said you
bartend on weekends?”


 “Yeah, so…” Jason hoped he wasn’t babbling.

“Are you any

Now his
pride started talking without his conscious permission. “Last Saturday I was
the only bartender on duty, two others called in sick, everyone got served, and
no one complained.” And that was the
only reason he got out tonight.

“Where do
you work?”

“The Ocean
View Bar in Point Pleasant.” Jason answered. It was common knowledge that the
Ocean View was a busy bar, nothing like this, but very busy.

“They only
get the college frat boys looking to hook up with a girl. They don’t tip well
because they have no money and they only drink cheap beer. I usually get a more
sophisticated crowd with money to burn, and they’re your kind of folk,” Zach told
him bragging a bit.

“Your point
is?” Jason was holding on to the bar in order to stand up straight.


“If you
won’t take me up on my offer for a fuck, maybe I could offer you a job then fuck you later. You’re hot and my
customers like hot. I pay minimum wage plus tips and since this is a gay club,
there are endless possibilities for your first shot.” Zach didn’t know why that
came out of his mouth.

He wanted
first shot at tapping this boy’s ass, but he’d have more of a chance of getting
that shot if they became better acquainted. He’d already told him that he
didn’t do relationships but maybe he’d like to fuck that ass more than once. It
was a very nice ass, high and muscled under the tight 501s. Despite the worn
T-shirt and almost white with wear jeans, he looked like a class act.
~~Author Bio~~
AC Katt was born in New York City’s Greenwich Village. €She remembers sitting at the fountain in Washington Square Park listening to folk music while they passed the hat. At nine, her parents dragged her to New Jersey where she grew up, married and raised four children and became a voracious reader of romantic fiction. €At one time she owned over two thousand novels, until she and her husband took themselves and the cat to New Mexico for their health and its great beauty.

Now, most of AC’s books are electronic (although she still keeps six bookcases of hardcovers), so she never has to give away another book.

She hangs out at; where or This is a very opinionated kitty and at where you may find snippets of her current releases, as well as some from works in progress.

To find AC Books look at MLR Press.

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When the Chips are Down (Three of a Kind #1) by Beth Rinyu Review


When the Chips are Down (Three of a Kind #1)

Stars: 4.5
Reviewed by: Michelle
Melanie Hanson’s life didn’t go quite the way she had planned. Her cheating ex-husband traded her in for a newer model and she’s in over her head dealing with the drama that comes along with raising her twin teenage daughters.

The last thing she is looking for or needs in her life is a man – or is it?

Ben Wilder is the boy that Melanie loved to hate throughout high school, the boy that all the girls loved and the boy that didn’t give Melanie the time of day, unless it was to tease her. When she runs into him once again she realizes…he’s not a boy anymore. Older and wiser, she’s determined not to fall for her secret crush from all those years ago. But sometimes our heart has different plans than our head. Will she finally get her happily ever after with the man she least expected to have it with?

Take a humorous journey with Melanie and her daughters as their lives begin to parallel and they discover that although they may be separated by a generation their struggles are still the same.

*Book 1 of The Three Of A Kind Series

Expected Publication: 2015

This book was a pretty great read for me. Some of the things that went on in this book had me laughing! I read this book in one day!!!
I thought the book was really good. I liked the storyline of this book. But, I also thought there was a lot going on. There was way too many characters pov’s. There was just so many.
I was bouncing around back and forth.
We had Melanie and Ben/Brandon story
Carrie and Jason
Gia and Daniel/Cam(??)
And all the drama with Paul and Kiera.
It was a lot.
Melanie and Ben.
Hmmmm…. I wasn’t really feeling Ben. I kind of warmed up to him…towards the end of the story. He just always seemed to be cold and impersonal.
And Melanie was such a funny person. She had me laughing through out this whole book! OMG! The bathroom scene was so funny!
I didn’t like how she was hiding her relationship with Ben. I thought that was a little over the top. Her girls were 17… Not little kids anymore.
And I hated the way Melanie acted with Brandon the teacher….it was kind of ridiculous. Who acts like that at 38! That was really unbelievable.
The whole Carrie and Jason “friendship”.
Carrie and Jason friendship/relationship was so confusing. They kissed all the time… Liked each other… But, put the breaks on everything else.
I understand… You don’t want to loose the connection you have with your best friend if things don’t work out. But… I felt he should have taken the leap. Why let time pass… When you just know that person is the one?
Boy… She was just a handful! She was a very angry teenager. She made a lot of mistakes. Got into a lot of trouble… But… Seemed to come around towards the end of the book.
I wonder what roll Cam will play in her life as she gets older. I have my suspicions. Hope I’m right.
Daniel… Her friend… I still have a feeling his character will play a big roll in her life.
The whole mess with Paul and Kiera…(School bullies) just seemed like to much for me.
Overall… I liked this book A LOT! I can’t wait to read book 2 in this series.
*ARC Provided by author for an honest review*

Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen – or in today’s world a touch of the keyboard. I am the author of The Exception To The Rule, An Unplanned Lesson, An Unplanned Life and Drowning In Love. I am currently working on A Cry for Hope….stay tuned!

My life is not as interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life is? I was born and have lived in New Jersey my whole life. I’m a mom of twin teenage boys, a teenage stepson, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon! I am married to a wonderful guy – but we’ll keep that between us, I don’t want him getting a big head!

Thanks for taking the time to learn about my books and me! If you decide to read them (and I hope you do!) please be sure to go on and review it for me – yes, even if you don’t like it!


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