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#BookTour #BookSpotlight The Angel and The Seal by Petie McCarty

The Angel and the SEAL
The Mystery Angel Romances Book 3
by Petie McCarty
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense
The Angel and the SEAL . . . a cozy mystery with romantic suspense from
the Mystery Angel Romances series. An angel hidden in every book
waiting for you to figure out who . . .
Navy SEAL Sean MacKay’s teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly
nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes
MacKay’s teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his
sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find
the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen
formula at all costs.
Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near
Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL
Teams. Cory’s whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay
shows up at her resort with the news of her brother’s death and the
wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified
documents. No way will Cory trust MacKay—the man who once seduced
her and then vanished into the night without a trace.
Other Books in the series:
No Cowboys No Angels
The Mystery Angel Romances Book 1
No Angels for Christmas
The Mystery Angel Romance Series Book 2
Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World—”The
Most Magical Place on Earth”—where she enjoyed working in the
land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales
by night, including her new series, The Cinderella
Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her “day” job to
write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time
writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and
her cozy-mystery-with-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel
Romances.
Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her
horticulturist husband and an opinionated Nanday conure named Sassy
who made a cameo appearance in
No Angels for Christmas.
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#BookTour #BookReview Cursing by Lynne Murray

Cursing
Angie Faust Series Book 1
by
Lynne Murray
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
 
The day she killed her boss…
Everything changed.
She never laid a hand on him to take his life. She didn’t have to.
As her boss lies on the floor with a dozen witnesses staring and paramedics working in a futile effort to save him, a mysterious stranger approaches Angie with a bizarre offer.
It’s a job with the ExtraTerrestrial Protection Agency, a secret organization. Can Angie trust a group whose very existence is ultra classified?
She has to decide in a hurry because her newly released power starts drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic, Mindworms and alien
scientists obsessed with abducting humans. Most terrifying of all, she’s stalked by one of the most fearsome predators in the galaxy.
If you loved Men in Black or Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles series, buckle up for a wild ride with Angie Faust in Cursing. Get it now!
The story starts with Angie’s boss dying in a staff meeting from an apparent heart attack. Angie knows she’s responsible but she didn’t even touch him. She is approached by a man named Chad, who tells her to meet him after work for a coffee. Angie then finds herself meeting individuals from a special group that can help her with the power she can’t control. As the story continues, she starts to learn more about her aunt, grandfather and the dangers she may be in.
The story introduces a variety of characters some stranger than others, which made the story interesting. I like the hint of attraction between Angie and Wade and the way he shows up out of the blue when she is in need. I also enjoyed reading Angie’s transformation with her powers. The pacing was slow which made it harder for me to invest in the characters, but it picked up toward the middle of the book . Overall, this is a book for those who like fantasy, sci-fi and aliens.
I look forward to reading more of this author’s work.
Lynne Murray was born in Illinois, but she grew up in transit due to her father’s work with the military. She’s lived in Texas, Alaska, Florida, Washington state, and Southern California, before landing
and staying in San Francisco.
Lynne writes the kind of books she loves to read. Those usually feature a lot of action, quirky characters and supernatural attitude. She just
might read anything that isn’t tied down, but some of the books that have to be restrained also make it onto her list. Her favorite authors include Illona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Patricia Briggs, Kim
Hamilton, Terry Pratchett and T.H. White.
She now lives and writes and stares out the window at the ocean with a group of rescue cats, who rescue her right back with heroic feats of
purring.
 
 
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#BookTour #SneakPeek The Witch of Prophecy by Victoria Jayne

The Witch of the Prophecy
The Prophecy Trilogy Book 1
by Victoria Jayne
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The catastrophic prophecy is in motion, and Divina’s choice between her
vampire ex-boyfriend and the wolf shifter she’s just met will
impact all supernatural kind..
Divina’s had it with the prophecy.
Divina’s not convinced the prophecy is about her. Her manipulative vampire
ex-boyfriend, Rori, is reluctant to give up his love for her to
pursue the throne. Meanwhile, the wolf shifter meant to claim Divina
doesn’t believe in the prophecy. However, he does believe Divina is
his mate.
With the pressures of the prophecy and the most powerful coven in the
present-day United States,
Divina
is left to choose between complying with the prophecy and mating with
Aric—or leaving it all behind to allow the catastrophic possibility
of supernatural beings getting exposed to humans.
The Witch of the Prophecy is
the first in a Trilogy. Combining the angst of a love triangle with
the drama of the supernatural and a splash of heated passion takes
the reader on an exciting journey.
The
Witch of the Prophecy
is perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris,
L.J. Smith, and Stephenie Meyer.
Sexy and enthralling, this is a paranormal romance author you need in your
life!
Amazon Reviewer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
You will enjoy this frolic into fantasy and it will leave you craving for
the next installment of this sweet and sexy trilogy.
Amazon Reviewer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I finished the book in just under a day! As soon as I started reading,
there was no way I could put it down.
Goodreads Reviewer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The fruity fragrance of the potted primrose tangled with the hints of sweat and fresh sex. The pillows and duvet coiled into a heap on the bed. However, the couple responsible for the disheveled state was no longer there.
The glow from the moon shone through the large window, causing her ebony waves to shimmer, while he stroked his pale, slender fingers through her hair. He couldn’t recall another time in his life when he had felt as content as he did at that moment. His whole world was in this oversized chair.
Her plump body curved in just the right places; her olive-toned, bare form lounged across his much paler lap. As she flipped through the leather-bound text, Rori leaned in, burying his nose in her hair and inhaling deeply. He savored the raw scent of the woman who had captured his formerly still heart. He couldn’t help but smile.
Turning the page of the old leather-bound book, she read while resting her head against his chest. She was warmer than he was. She had far more life than he did. Perhaps his desire to possess her was something other than infatuation.
Pressing his lips to the top of her head, he didn’t care the cause; he only wished to have her.
How long had they sat there? How long had it been since he’d been inside her? How long had it been since she screamed his name?
Having lost the concept of time long ago, he found it worse when with her. When she shifted her position even slightly, the stimulus stirred his hunger for her again.
“I can’t believe this stuff is so hidden.” She broke through his thoughts.
He smiled. There was much about the world he wanted to show Divina before reality set in.
“Humans would not be able to handle such information.” He stroked her arm with his fingertips. “Or perhaps I should say, they didn’t, so we had to take it away and hide. The world would be a much more violent place if humans knew.”
With a furrowed brow, she turned her glacier-colored eyes that burned his soul, toward him. “You trust me?”
“You’re not fully human,” he reminded her, while playfully booping her nose before giving her a soft kiss on the forehead.
Her innocence drew him in like ants to sugar. He cherished her. These intimate moments with her were more valuable to him than any jewel or treasure.
“So you keep saying,” she grumbled, and once more shifted her hips, eliciting a groan from him.
He wondered if she knew how those full hips affected him.
Her smirk told him all he needed to know about that.
“In all my years, I have yet to be wrong,” he whispered in her ear.
Rolling her eyes before turning them back to the book, she sighed.
“I’m not sure I can handle the responsibility,” she admitted.
There: her vulnerability. Sure, she was mortal, therefore vulnerable. That wasn’t the vulnerability Rori liked. No, the uninhibited honesty she offered him showed her trust in him. How she offered him her true self without concern for self-preservation.
Naivety.
He loved her for it and hated himself for what he had to do with it.
Closing his own eyes, he took in a deep breath of her beautiful scent. Relishing the moment, he pushed the future from his mind.
In the end, the right now, would be all he had. There was no need to rush it. Right now could end at any moment, and he’d only have the memory to comfort him.
“You are so much stronger than you know, Divina. I will show you,” he said.
Those wide, innocent blue eyes pinned him once more. He hated the Ember Witches at that moment. He hated prophecies. He hated the world for what it was making him do.
“You’ve shown me so much already,” she said with wonder in her eyes.
He forced a smile on his face. “There is so much more.”
Three Years Later
Rori awoke from his daytime slumber with longing in his heart. Sometimes memories were the worst form of torture. When he let her go, he’d made peace with not having Divina.
Forced to walk away from her, avoiding her for three years, had helped in achieving that peace. With the prophecy set in motion, he no longer had that luxury. They sent him back to her.

The Wolf of the Prophecy
The Prophecy Trilogy Book 2
Who knew that one magical mistake would carry such dire
consequences?
When Divina goes missing after Aric claimed her, the shifter has to call
on his pack to find her before his inner wolf goes insane.
Meanwhile, following the beat of his vampire heart, Rori searches for her hoping
to make amends. He wants to convince her it’ll be different this
time, and that she’s his. But first, he has to find her.
Divina just wants space to practice her spells, far away from Rori, Aric,
and the prophecy that brought them together, which they just can’t
seem to shake. But when she makes a mistake and unleashes chaos, she
has to turn to them for help in cleaning up her mess.
Rori and Aric must put aside their rivalry and work together to protect
the woman they love or else lose everything they hold dear.
The Wolf of the Prophecy is the sequel to The Witch of the Prophecy and
is the second book in the trilogy. It’s is perfect for fans of
Charlaine Harris, L.J. Smith, and Stephenie Meyer.
Growing up on the Jersey Shore, Victoria was an insatiable reader. She adored getting
lost in the worlds others created for her. During her early teen
years, she enjoyed the works of R.L. Stein and S.E. Hinton. As she
got older, she drifted into the worlds provided for her by Anne Rice,
Suzanne Wright, J.D. Tyler, Joanna Wylde, Cherise Sinclair, Dianne
Duvall, and Elisabeth Naughton, to name a few. These writers spawned
her love affair with both the romance genre and the world of the supernatural.
Victoria started writing as a hobby while still in high school. Now her days are spent
writing, enjoying time with her husband, and her two children. She
still lives in New Jersey. She is a member of the Romance Writers of
America and New Jersey Romance Writers. Victoria is a New Jersey
Devils Hockey fan, an avid SecondLife Roleplayer, and a Netflix binge watcher.
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#BookReview #BookTour Beyond The Shadows by Loree Lough

Beyond the Shadows
by Loree Lough
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Elice Glasser is a widow with three young children to raise. Cabot Murray
is an ex-cop who returns home to Freeland, Maryland, to deal with the
pain of his own tragic loss: the death of his wife and daughter in a
fiery explosion intended for him.
Grieving, their sorrow brings them together, and a friendship develops that
leads then to explore the possibility of finding love again. But
vengeful enemies and jealous rivals are determined to destroy the
peace and happiness that Elice and Cabot have found in each other’s
arms. Why are their rivals so intent on keeping Elice and Cabot
apart? Loree Lough’s latest suspenseful romance is a page-turner!
Rating: 3 Stars=Okay Page Turner 
In Beyond the Shadows, I was introduced to Elice and soon Cabot, two individuals dealing with losses in their lives. I was all in for the thriller element of the book, but the beginning of the book started off slow and didn’t keep my attention.
As I continued the story, it seemed Elice and Cabot’s relationship progressed pretty fast and then I hit the twists. I soon found out, there was someone who didn’t want these two characters together. The story picked up but I still had a hard time connecting with the characters.
I believe the author created a intriguing plot, descriptions I could imagine, but the characters were not ones I could invest in. Overall it was a decent book and I will read more of this author’s work.
*This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.
At last count, best-selling author Loree Lough had 115 award-winning
books (nearly 9,000,000 copies in circulation and 7 titles that
earned book-to-movie options), 68 short stories, and 2,500+ articles
in print.
An oft-invited guest of writers’ organizations, colleges and
universities, corporate and government agencies in the U.S. and
abroad, Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the
craft and the industry.
Once upon a time, Loree (literally) sang for her supper, performing alone
and “opening” for the likes of Tom Jones, Dottie West, The
Gatlin Brothers, and more. Though she refuses to share the actual
year when she traded her Yamaha 6-string for a wedding ring, she IS
willing to admit that, every now and then, she blows the dust off her
six-string to croon a tune or two. But mostly, she just writes (and
writes).
Loree and her husband split their time between a home in the Baltimore
suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she continues
to hone her “identify the critter tracks” skills. Her
favorite pastime? Spending long, leisurely hours with her
grandchildren…all seven of them!
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