When flutist Jenna Brophy’s conductor is suddenly called away, one replacement she didn’t expect is the one man she can never forget; her high-school sweetheart Brandon Marsh. Brandon‘s hit some wrong notes in life, but after twenty years a familiar face in the orchestra strikes a chord in him stronger than he’s ever felt before. Can Jenna and Brandon compose their own new song, take the repeat and play the final Coda together?
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I know that voice. I was stupidly listening to the still-ringing phone when a tall man in a uniform slid a pair of aviator sunglasses to the top of his head and stepped toward me. I locked onto smoky hazel eyes. “Ye-yesss. I’m Miss Jones. But, how did you know?”
“Oh, we have our ways.” The corners of his mouth turned up as he pointed to his badge. “I’m Sheriff Gonzales. We spoke on the phone.”
I got nothing. Total loss for words. Even my wildest dreams couldn’t have pictured this square-jawed, golden-skinned, Aztec god, straight out of GQ Magazine. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ruby.
“I was already in the area on official business, and finished in time to meet your flight. I’m parked at the curb. May I take your bag?”
I blinked a couple of times. “What? No, thank you, Sheriff, I can handle it myself. I appreciate the ride, but I could’ve taken a taxi, you know,” I lied and disconnected the phone call to Ellie.
“Considering the stressful nature of the situation, I thought it best someone pick you up. Finding transportation into the city can be confusing. I wanted to blurt out, you might be the most handsome man I’ve seen in my life, but I said, “That might be true for the average tourist, but I’m a travel agent, perfectly capable of finding my way through the city.” I adjusted the strap of my carryon bag, tossed my head, and walked into the side of a trashcan.
About the Author:
Childhood experiences, and a recurring dream about a mysterious attic, inspired characters, Cynthia and Augusta Lee, for her award-winning middle-grade series, Cynthia's Attic. The setting is in her childhood home in Southern Indiana. Family stories and ancestors comprise the storylines. There are currently five books in the series: The Missing Locket, The Magic Medallion, Curse of the Bayou, The Magician’s Castle, and Legend of Lupin Woods.
Through a horrifying stint as a travel agent, the character, Andi Anna Jones, travel agent/amateur sleuth, inspired her latest adult mystery series. Book # 1, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder was released Nov. 30, 2017. The author is currently writing Book # 2 of the series, along with another middle-grade series, The Adventures of Max and Maddie, a historical time-travel, and the biography of a former Army brat/University of Connecticut women’s basketball player who started a non-profit foundation to create scholarships for children of deployed veterans.
Cunningham is a member of The Georgia Reading Association, and the Carrollton Writers Guild.
When she gives her fingers a break from the keyboard, she enjoys golf, swimming and exploring the mountains of West Georgia where she makes her home with her husband and adopted, four-legged, furry daughter, Lucy.
Review Blurbs for Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder!
“If Evanovich's Stephanie Plum were a travel agent, she'd fit right in working this case alongside Andi, a wanna-be detective readers are sure to love.” —Regan Black, USA Today bestselling author of the Escape Club Heroes and Knight Traveler novels.
Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder...WOW. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages. A fun, fantastic read. —Jean Rabe, USA Today Bestselling author, Piper Blackwell Mysteries.
“Grab a margarita and hold on tight; you're in for a wild ride.” —Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominee and author of the Dewberry Farms Mysteries
“Charming, lively, and unpredictable, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder excels in a vivid story mystery fans will relish.”—Diane Donovan, Senior Editor Midwest Book Review
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Jo is at her wits ends. She’s trying to care for her daughter but she’s also attracted to the sexy dom. She finds out he’s a vampire and her daughter has a miraculous recovery. Will she ever give in to her feelings or will their kind be simply to much for her to accept?
Neither of them are expecting that zing when they see each other but it makes for a great story. I like Jo. She’s just trying to give her daughter all she can and the only way to do that is to enter The Games. Henri is drawn to her, a sexy dom who also happens to be a vampire. I’m a huge fan of vampires. This is a sexy story about two unlikely people meeting and falling for each other. Oh, and sex. We cannot forget about those sex scenes! Yummy!
Vampires? Check. Hot sex? Check. Great characters? Check. Must read!
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The road curves away but Andrew keeps the car on a straight line, riding on the well-manicured lawn, heading at dizzying speed toward the trees. I glance at the speedometer. We are going at 135 miles an hour already and gaining speed. We’re going to crash. My heart is beating so fast I think it’s going to break through my ribcage.
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, I’m thinking. I’m never going to carry out my plan. In a few more seconds I’m going to be dead, together with Andrew.
Fifty meters from the trees, Andrew pulls on the stick shift and, suddenly, we are flying. What? Wings have sprouted from the door panels and a tail has emerged from the rear. Andrew pulls hard on the stick, so we can clear the trees. I quickly calculate the angle of ascension as my head flattens against the back of the seat. Estimating the distance to the tree line and the height of the trees, I use the Pythagorean Theorem to gauge the hypotenuse: the angle of ascension is forty-five degrees, maybe even a tad more. That’s steep.
Are we going to make it?
We do, barely, but we do.
‘Yeah!’ Andrew yells with excitement as he steadies Kitty. ‘Was that a rush, or what?’ He glances at me and starts laughing. ‘You look pale, Alex.’
I don’t remember Andrew being this crazy. He was always a little bit on the wild side, but this is not a little; this is a lot. I gasp for air and try to recover my composure. I can’t talk just yet. We are flying at about 500 feet above the ground. The lake looks beautiful below us. I check the speed – 220 miles an hour. Kitty is slicing through the air with hardly a sound, like a gust of wind.
‘This baby has a cruising speed of 300 miles an hour,’ Andrew says, as if reading my mind. ‘And a top speed of 400. This is the latest prototype.’
My heartbeat has slowed down enough for me to speak.
About the Author:
A member of MENSA, David earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He earned bachelor degrees in English literature and mathematics at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
He lives in artistic Asheville, North Carolina, with his youngest daughter Sophia, where he teaches mathematics and English at the Asheville-Buncombe Community College. He loves sports and is an accomplished competitor in track and show-jumping equestrian events.
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Regan’s father passes away and she’s left shouldering the inn by herself or so she thinks. An unknown cousin, Maddox, comes along with money and a gorgeous face but her trust in him fails. Will she give him a second chance?
So they’re cousins but not true cousins which makes the taboo less risky and the romance more enjoyable. I like Regan. She does what she has to do and if she doesn’t know, she’ll figured it out. She is the plumbing, the electrician, the maid, the cook, everything. Maddox doesn’t know a thing about manual labor but he is totally smitten with Regan. Then she finds out he’s selling the inn behind her back. It seems like a very believable detail in the story that gives the characters some conflict. The romance is sweet. I really like the connection growing between Regan and Maddox.
If you like contemporary romance A Far Cry From Home is sure to make you smile and swoon!
And we’re back in this unique heaven/angel themed world of CC Bridges! I loved the first two books in this series and I’m so excited to say the third is equally as amazing!
Uriel is trying to find out what’s making some angels go mad and he suspects his partner Raphael is in on it. But when Raphael lets his feelings out about Uriel, all missions are sidelined. Can Uriel find a place in this ever-changing world? Will he let Raphael in and find that elusive happiness?
Poor Uriel is so confused. His whole life he’s taken order without questions. Now, Raphael is making him question everything and he doesn’t know how to deal with any of it. I really like him. He’s a complex character that drives the story. Raphael is more certain. He knows what’s right and what’s wrong, he’s determined to do something to fix their world. Their romance is wrapped up in this war that is paced perfectly. Just when your swooning over the two men chaos erupts. It’s beautiful!
If you like unique stories with beautiful world building and sexy men, this whole series is a must read!
Mission of...Have Mercy!
Captaining your own spaceship has its perks, but finding love in a lonely galaxy isn't one of them. Capt. Arrah Crace thinks her heart's been locked down for good, until an super-sexy intergalactic bouncer she's hired for protection on a medical relief mission blows her sensual blast doors wide open.
Outer space may be cold, but this sci-fi romance is smoking hot. In spite of this story's short length, all the main characters are remarkably well developed (in more ways than one) and the plot holds just the right combination of simplicity and intrigue. Arrah Trace is in command, a respected leader who has no trouble expressing her feminine sexual side. Lash Trag is a Beguiler from planet Arkos, a man who has the power to use his sexual pheremones at will to influence others. But really, who needs that when his muscular, sexy regular self does all the influence he needs? Arrah and Lash's attraction is immediate and their private encounters hot as an exploding star! The author also does a great job in creating the futuristic setting, making it plausible and with a realistic level of technology, something this reader admires. As well, an honorable mention to Arrah's human-cyborg second in command Phadar. Too sexy to be artificial, he's a robot to remember! He's more than meets the eye, and we'll be keeping watch for his story in upcoming installments to this series.
While its short length, too many "A" names (Arrah, Arkos, Avira, Adana) and odd cover art are minor drawbacks, for those who may not ordinarily venture into the space opera genre, Beguiled is a great way to start the journey!
This is book 2 in The Otherworld series. You do have to read book one to understand what’s going on. Calling All Villains starts out where the first book left off. Princess Aneen, vampire Alexander and human Stefen are running from the evil queen but not for long. They’re putting together an army of supernatural creatures to take her off the throne but will they be able to do it?
Wow! This is a fabulous story. Fairies and vampires and shifters, oh my! I love the world building. In this book we see even more of it with different parts of Otherworld. This author never fails to create unique plots but includes smoking hot sex. And it is smoking hot. That scene with Alexander going all crazy vampire on Aneen and Stefen is freaking orgasmic. I’m still fanning myself. I’d buy the book again just to read that scene. Whew! Theirs a big battle at the end that showcases the climax of the war between queens. We meet Banshee’s, which I have to say are my favorite along with a shifter named Kierce who is stoic and quiet. I want to hear his story! I love the romance between Aneen, Alexander and Stefen. Besides the great sex, I feel a real bond between them. It is sweet and totally entertaining.
If you like m/m/f with a heavy dose of paranormal that you have to read Otherworld by James Cox!
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Have you ever watched the Firefly television series? This is a combo of the episodes where Mal gets into a dual with the jerk that’s dating Inara and the episode where they have to save the whorehouse. The technology, the Victorian style, all that plus sexy men getting it on. Seriously, you can’t go wrong.
Captain Nate never expected a handsome man like Aiden to literally fall into his arms or that said man would be royalty...…
A sweet virgin prince with a hairy burly captain, this is going to be good and it is. I like the age difference and how the guys acted with each other. They have great chemistry. There’s a lot of scifi action which really adds to the story. They romance did move kind of quickly though but it is super hot. Also, lube dispensers in the headboard and some sexy piercings ...… enough said! The ending is a cliff hanger because there are so many questions left without answers. There’s no doubt I have to give this book four stars though. It is entertaining, sexy and I like the world, sorry, universe building. I’m excited to read the next book in the series!