Cover Reveal: Thunderlight by Adrienne Woods

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untitled (6)Thunderlight is the exciting new follow up to Firebolt
“For the love of blueberries, Elena Watkins was destined for greatness, even though she didn’t know it. Before entering Paegeia Elena was not special, she wasn’t even average until the night her father was killed by a creature she thought only existed in fairy tales – a dragon. With her father’s death leaving her orphaned, Elena is whisked away to her true birthplace, Paegeia. Arriving at Dragonia Academy, the premier school for young Dragonians; a school she was never meant to attend because her father was a dragon. Unbeknownst to Elena danger is lurking behind the enchanted vines concealing the once thriving capital of Paegeia – Etan. Goran, the darkest sorcerer in the realm, has lain dormant for over a century behind the crumbling city. There, in the shadowy ruins he plots his revenge to destroy the only weapon that can kill him – the King of Lion Sword. When the sword is stolen without a trace Elena doesn’t think twice about seeking it; knowing deep down that it is her destiny to save her new home.”

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The bookshop on the corner by Rebecca Raisin

untitled (5)The bookshop on the corner by Rebecca Raisin

Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction?

Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.

Ever since her close friend Lil, from The Gingerbread Café, had become engaged she had been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. Except Sarah knew a good man was hard to find – especially in a tiny town like Ashford. That was until New York journalist, Ridge Warner stepped into her bookshop…

Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real-life too!”

divider-NEWThe Bookshop on the corner was a delightful read. Rebecca Raisin created a world that is so uplifting and charming you that wish the book shop was a real place that you could visit.

The Bookshop on the corner is beautifully written and filled with loveable three-dimensional characters who are unforgettable. If you are looking to treat yourself then, then I suggest you indulge yourself in this novella. I highly recommend this book and recommend you read the previous Gingerbread café novellas too- you won’t be disappointed.


Duke of Darkness by Anabelle Bryant

untitled (4)Duke of Darkness by Anabelle Bryant

London, 1817
The Duke of Wharncliffe, Devlin Ravensdale, is devastated when he receives a missive announcing the death of his only relative, Aunt Min. Consumed with guilt, he regrets not having visited her in years, despite he’s chosen a reclusive lifestyle to hide his secretive past. Saddened by the loss, he dutifully honors his aunt’s last wish, to take responsibility of a young ward, Alex, and arrange a suitable marriage.
Reluctant, yet determined, Devlin sets off to collect his young charge, only to discover the he is a she, and Alexandra is stunningly beautiful…posing an unexpected temptation.

Tasked with finding an eligible bachelor, Devlin is forced back into society, a world where he has something of a dark reputation. Worse yet, it seems the beguiling beauty has a secret of her own to hide. Still, finding a husband for Alexandra shouldn’t prove difficult as long as he’s able to let her go.”


Anabelle Bryant’s books just keep getting better! I adored Duke of Darkness and I just adore Devlin. Duke of Darkness is the epitome of what a romance novel should be – sexy, steamy and heart wrenching.

Anabelle Bryant is such a fantastic writer that you feel immersed in her world and all the sumptuous surrounding leap from the page.

I can highly recommend Duke of Darkness as a romance that is a must read and will not disappoint



Long Lost (The Centuries of Love Trilogy Book 1) by Michelle Read

untitled (3)Long Lost (The Centuries of Love Trilogy Book 1) by Michelle Read

“Sometimes the past can be your future.

Emily Case is a lonely woman. No family, few friends, job she hates and is single. Life is one long struggle for her.

Then one morning she wakes up two hundred years in the past and her whole world is turned upside down, as she is faced with a new era she knows nothing about. However, she soon becomes attached to her new lifestyle and the people in it.

On meeting William Chester, owner of the Westfield Estate, Emily quickly falls for him, and believes he feels the same, until she is threatened by a rival for his affections.

But when she realises this life is all she’s ever wanted she is torn away from it and back to her life two hundred years into the future.

Not willing to accept that the twenty-first-century is where her destiny lies she endeavours to seek out the truth of the life she led in the nineteenth-century.

What will she discover on her journey? Was it reality or all just a dream? ”


Long lost is one of those rare gem finds that you come across by accident and quickly becomes your new favourite series. I found once I started this book I couldn’t put it down.

Michelle Read stands out in this valiant début as an author to watch out for and I can not wait to see where she goes in the next books.

If you are a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, then this is the book for you. I can highly recommend this fast paced time travel series.


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“Ambitious Australian Anna Harding seems to have it all: a glamorous job as a gossip columnist, and a beautiful home in London that she shares with her gorgeous boyfriend, Finn Cassidy. Her only problem is her regular run-ins with their neighbor Luke, who is furious about Anna’s internet shopping constantly being delivered to his place by mistake.

When her flighty best friend Helena winds up pregnant, Anna agrees to be godmother – despite her aversion to children. But then Finn announces he’s moving to Belfast for a great job in television and Helena takes off to Scotland – leaving baby Ivy behind. Suddenly Anna’s perfect life is in pieces as she tries to juggle the baby, her job and a long-distance relationship.

Will Finn wake up to himself and return home or will he be swayed by the charms of his seductive producer? Will the irresponsible Helena finally sort herself out with the help of her eccentric great aunt? And will Anna’s life ever be the same, especially after Luke’s unexpected response to the chaos unleashed next door?

Nothing is certain in this entertaining and moving tale about the relationships that matter most. ”


What struck me about this book was the honesty of the characters. Nothing was sugar coated or dressed up for appearances sake. The motives and the choices of all three main characters make are probably closer to reading someone’s mind who was in that situation, than fiction.

The fact it was written in the first person really allowed you to peer into the characters psyche and understand their thought processes. Anna and Helena are flawed and rather selfish people, who make decisions based on what is best for them. It might not make them truly likeable but it makes them real.

I myself am guilty of saying in my head “Oh no Anna, you should have done this” but it is easy to judge from the outside. That is the hallmark of a very well written book, you don’t have to agree with everything that is being done but you understand why it is happening.

Be my baby isn’t a traditional chick-lit/romance novel, it is more of a social commentary and insight into how the 20-30 year old mind thinks today.

I enjoyed Be my baby immensely. It was funny, well written, and honest. If I knew these characters in real life chances are I’d have to stop myself from knocking their heads together at times, but that is life.

Laura Greaves succeeded in making her characters human and charming in their flaws. Be my baby is thoroughly engrossing and often thought provoking. I highly recommend adding this book to your summer reading list. It is the perfect pool side book.


untitled (2)The love deception by Jennifer St.George

“When Felicity Carter wakes up naked in a strange bed, she has no idea how she got there. And no recollection of meeting the gorgeous man calmly offering her breakfast. Shocked and embarrassed, Felicity flees – hoping that their paths never cross again.

The last thing she expects is to discover that her mystery man is Damon Fullbright, partner at the law firm where Felicity has just started work – and her new boss! Damon is appalled to find the young woman he rescued has been hired to work on his team. Apart from anything else, he doesn’t need the distraction.

Despite their early misconceptions, their appreciation for each other – both personally and professionally – begins to grow. But when Damon discovers what Felicity’s been hiding, how will he ever trust her again?

A gripping romance that combines courtroom intrigue with a dash of Barbados, The Love Deception is the latest book from Jennifer St George. ”


The love deception is a fast paced charming romance. I found the back story of the legal case quite fascinating and very well researched. It gave the book a good grounding and set the stage for the intrigue between Felicity and Damon nicely. The balance between sexual tension and steam was perfect.

Damon is great character, he is handsome, smart and very sexy. He definitely was able to keep Felicity on her feet.

The love deception is a finely crafted romance novel that is hard to put down once started. I can highly recommend this book to anyone who likes romance books with some added zing.




Down Under Resources:

What’s hot on Steamy puddings this week: Book Review: Interview: Kate Belle, author of The Yearning and Being Jade

The Naughty Ninjas:  Instructions for observing World Sauntering Day

Hearts ‘N Wined: It’s not really a blog, it’s a Facebook page but I absolutely love this page devoted to Western Australian writers. It’s a showcase of the best romance, erotica and chick lit writers in WA and there’s a whole lot of wonderful photographs and competitions.

Review: Sidekick by Auralee Wallace

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Heroes meets Bridget Jones in this brilliant, hilarious debut novel about a girl who just wants to save the world…

Bremy St James, daughter of billionaire Atticus St James, has been cut off from the family fortune and is struggling to survive in a world that no longer holds its breath every time she buys a new outfit. To make matters worse, her twin sister is keeping secrets, loan sharks are circling, and the man of her dreams — a newspaper reporter — is on assignment to bring down everyone with the last name St James.

Things are certainly looking bleak for the down-and-out socialite until a good deed throws her into the path of the city’s top crime-fighter, Dark Ryder. Suddenly, Bremy has a new goal: apprentice to a superhero, and start her own crime-fighting career.

Ryder has no need for a sidekick, but it turns out the city needs Bremy’s help. Atticus St James is planning the crime of the century, and Bremy may be the only one able to get close enough to her father to stop him.

Now all she needs to do is figure out this superhero thing in less than a month, keep her identity secret from the man who could very well be The One, and save the city from total annihilation.

Well, no one ever said being a superhero would be easy…”


Sidekick is the surprise book of the year. It totally took me by surprise and exceeded expectations. Bremy is funny, sassy, kick ass and never takes herself too seriously. I found side kicked to be as charming as it was hilarious.

This book is a must read for anyone who ever put on a cape as a child and pretended to be a superhero.

Sidekick is pure escapist bliss that will not disappoint.

Review: Goddess Born by Kari Edgren

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Pennsylvania, 1730

Selah Kilbrid keeps a dangerous secret: she has the power to heal.

A direct descendent of the Celtic goddess Brigid, it’s Selah’s sacred duty to help those in need. But as the last of the Goddess Born living in the New World, she learned from an early age to keep her supernatural abilities hidden. The Quaker community of Hopewell has always been welcoming, but there’s no doubt they would see her hanged if her gift was revealed.

When a prominent minister threatens to try her with witchcraft unless she becomes his wife, Selah has only one hope—that her betrothed, a distant cousin from Ireland, arrives as planned. Marrying Samuel would keep her secret safe, preserve her sacred bloodline, and protect her from being charged as a witch.

But when news of Samuel’s death reaches the Colonies, Selah is truly on her own. Terrified, she faces an impossible choice—forfeit her powers and marry the loathsome Nathan? Or find an imposter to pose as her husband and preserve her birthright?”


The Goddess born is a magical historical romance. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book and I absolutely adored it. It combined the mass hysteria of the witch trials of the 1700’s with Celtic mythology to make one of the most engaging books I have read this year.

Selah is such a wonderful character with ethereal qualities. She is almost guileless and innocent of heart and never deserved being so persecuted.

The goddess born is a stunning début that is unforgettable. I really hope there are more books to come because Kari Edgren created a beautiful story set in a enchanting world. My only complaint about this book- is that it ended when I wanted more.


New Release: Home Truths by Louise Forster

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“London-based chef Jennifer Dove loves her exciting, fast-paced life and she has every intention of returning to it ASAP. This trip to Tumble Creek — middle-of-nowhere Australia — is just a blip, a trip out of time, to visit her sister and niece and farewell her beloved Uncle.

But barely hours into her stay, she disturbs an intruder in her uncle’s house, is questioned by police, and finds a pair of fluffy pink stilettos in the bedroom. Things are not all they seem in Tumble Creek, and much as she tries not to, Jennifer is sucked in to the mystery surrounding her uncle. Who is his girlfriend Veronica, and why is she not here? What are the locals hiding? And why can she not get sexy local Calum McGregor out of her mind?

All is not what it seems in this sleepy, small town, and as Jennifer unravels its mysteries, she might just be tying herself to Tumble Creek forever.”




Tumble Creek Australia has changed a lot since Jennifer returned from London. Treated as an almost outsiders, aspects of her Uncle’s life is hidden from her by her own family. Secrets slowly come to the surface just in time for the funeral.

Home Truths is a fast paced book full of mystery and intrigue. Callum offers some steamy romance and make this book the perfect read. The author provided a well crafted novel with vibrant locations and loveable characters in Jennifer and Callum, and blended it with the right amount of mystery. I highly recommend this very entertaining book.

Reach For Your Light

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Ces Creatively is on tour with her new book Reach For Your Light, part 1 in The Light Direction series. Follow the tour to visit some fantastic blogs for reviews, guest posts and the chance to win a huge haul of prizes.



Reach For Your Light – Ces Creatively 

What they say:

‘Emma Williams is searching for a new direction. Leaving behind a dead end career and harrowing relationship in London, she makes a fresh start in Bournemouth bonding immediately with flat mate Denzil and enjoying coastal life.

Falling in love with delicious Jeremy White she soon discovers that her new life is not as uncomplicated as she’d hoped. It may look like she has the perfect beach apartment and gorgeous man of her dreams but when visions of a mysterious stranger become reality and manipulating exes are out to cause trouble in paradise, Em just wants to find the truth in a world of deceit.

Reach For Your Light will take you on a fast-paced roller coaster of hot sex, mind games and supernatural visions that will leave you hungry for more.’





Reach for your light by Ces Creatively is unlike any book I have ever read before. It is a blend of so many genres, that it encompasses every facet of  drama. I found Emma’s visions fascinating, it was like a supernatural entity was guiding her and gave the book a paranormal twist. There is also some very steamy sex scenes that can be quite titillating but is very adult in nature. I couldn’t believe that the author also did the book cover art, just from that you can see how talented Ces Creatively really is. Reach for your light is a fast paced power house of book that will stay with you long after you’ve read it.


Ces Creatively is an inspiring mum of three from Poole who loves to spend time at Poole Harbour, Sandbanks Dorset. Juggling being a mum with running graphic design business, popular website with a book blog and hand made gifts business she miraculously also finds time to write novel series which she has dedicated to her son in heaven. A tireless champion of small businesses and other authors, Ces has won several awards for supportive innovation and dedicates time every week to promoting others online. In a unique twist, her debut paranormal romance novel The Light Direction – Reach For Your Light features real small businesses and talented creatives.

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wpid-wp-1400584537239.pngStar Attraction by Vanessa Stubbs

“Can you really fall in love with the whole world watching?

He’s the most famous and most desired man in the world. She’s a hard-news journalist trying to keep her job. When Sydney girl Madison Edwards is sent to interview Hollywood heartthrob Jamie Hall, as far as she’s concerned it’s an embarrassing blot on her credibility. As far as Jamie is concerned, Madison is just one of the thousands of people who want a piece of him. They both turn out to be wrong.

When an unimaginable attraction develops between them, they’re momentarily blinded. Could it be true love or just the glare of the paparazzi’s flashbulbs?

Star Attraction is a deliciously seductive story of our times, about celebrity and stardom – and about finding something real and true, even when the whole world is watching.

This is a stellar debut by an industry insider who’s interviewed celebrities, attended red carpet events and glimpsed behind the velvet ropes. ”


I was blown away by this page turner. To be totally honest, I was expecting a shallow, designer label, celebrity-fest. I was so glad I was wrong.

Althought the book is set in that world, there is so much more. Vanessa Stubbs creates characters that are so real, you empathize with them immediately. You may not know what it is like to be a film star like Jaime, but we all have been insecure about something and had to find a way through self doubt.

Vanessa Stubbs really taps into the male psyche and shows that men, underneath their egos are just as vulnerable as women.

Madison expressed her own anxieties through her dialogue with Lucy and as a result, Madison comes across as complex , driven and very likeable.

Star Attraction is one of the best romance books I have read this year. If you are looking for a romance with emotional complexities and a bit of gravitas- then look no further. I highly recommend “Star Attraction”. Vanessa Stubbs début has stellar quality and I can not wait to see what this new up and coming author writes next.


wpid-wp-1400584455832.jpegSmall Town Storm by Elise Ackers

“Nineteen years after a devastating crime almost killed her, Erica Lawrence has returned home. In the small mountain town of Olinda, her story is legend. And now everyone knows she’s back, including top cop and childhood best friend, Jordan Hill, the first and only person to ever touch her guarded heart.

When a woman goes missing and her body is found brutally murdered, fear swallows the town. And suspicion soon turns on Olinda’s newest resident: Erica. As the cop in charge of the murder investigation, Jordan has to face the awful truth that the prime suspect is the woman he always swore to protect. While Jordan and Erica struggle with their feelings for one another, the murders mount up and the tension grows. Not only that, but Erica has a dark secret that she’ll do anything to stop Jordan from finding out…

Small Town Storm is a gripping read that captures the intensity and passion of first love and the terror of a town where trust has broken down. This is the unforgettable story of a lifelong romance, and of an innocent childhood tainted by evil that won’t let go. ”


“Small town storm” is a captivating read. Erica returns home after an long absence. What happened to her when she was last home is shocking and slightly disturbing. Erica shows fortitude and inner strength by returning home to obtain some closure.

I really admired Erica. Even though she went through some pretty horrible things, she never became a victim and is the perfect embodiment of the phrase “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”.

Erica’s past comes back to haunt her when no sooner has she arrived home, a woman is murder and all fingers point to her. The sense of a community becoming unravelled and all trust breaking down slowly adds menace to the situation.

As well as being an unparalleled mystery thriller, Small town Storm also explores the relationship between Erica and Jordan. Their tender romance asks the question “Does true love ever die or just waits for the right moment again?”

What I can’t understand about this books, is why I haven’t heard of it until now. This beautifully crafted novel should be up there with the likes of Nora Roberts and Heather Graham. “Small Town Storm” is Australian noir at its best . It is truly undiscovered gem that blends mystery, thriller and romance together to make the perfect novel. If you only buy one book this summer- then make this the one. Five stars is not enough to express how much I enjoyed this book.

Now am exclusive interview with Elise K. Ackers:

Elder Park: What inspired you to write romantic suspense?

Elise K. Ackers: The genre didn’t come to me so much as the story did – two kids caught in the middle of something dark and desperate, who grow up to face it all again. Small Town Storm challenges family assumptions and gives weight to small town relationships. As I wrote Jordan and Erica’s story, I found myself drawn into the complexity and drama of the genre; red herrings, subterfuge, and mystery – it was a lot of fun to create and shape.
EPBR: Would you consider your books to be set in a more rural location than city? If so- what is the appeal of small town life for you?

EKA: Small Town Storm is set in a mountain town east of Melbourne in Australia, Unforgettable in Melbourne city. Ask Me to Stay is a collection of novellas set in a rural town west of Sydney – I like trying different settings. They provide such diverse opportunities for character interactions and reader mood. But I do find myself often drawn to small town life. The close relationships of townspeople who’ve known each other most of their lives, the dynamics of newcomers and long-standing locals… It’s fascinating to me.

EPBR: what are you working on next?EKA: I’ll be travelling overseas for the next few months, and I’ll be writing about some of the places and things I’ll be seeing and doing. I’ve outlined a contemporary romance and will be layering in the details and  settings as I travel. I’m very excited about capturing different cultures and adventures.

EPBR:  You have some great accolades-tell me about what it means to you to be shortlisted/nominated/awarded for these honoursEKA: It’s a wonderful recognition for hard work, and obviously a confidence boost – but these awards helped me get off the slush-pile, so I owe all the organizers a great deal of thanks. I had some of these accolades when I pitched to Penguin, my first publisher, and I believe it helped to get their attention. I encourage all new writers to enter writing competitions, and I appreciate all of the groups who run them. They really help.


Catch of the Day by Carla Caruso

“After a regrettable incident at the office Christmas party, up-and-coming fashion editor, Winnie Cherry, is banished to coastal South Australia to set up a beach lifestyle magazine – 300km from nowhere.

Her friends joke that she’ll marry a rich cray fisherman and stay there for good, but Winnie has other ideas. Determined to get back to Sydney within two months, she gets to work and starts counting down the days. Until she meets handsome freelance photographer Alex Bass, and sparks begin to fly.

As Winnie is increasingly drawn into the close-knit local community, she starts to question whether city life is really what she wants. That is, until Alex drops a bombshell that casts dark storm clouds over all her coastal dreams… ”


Catch of the day is a delightful city girl in the country story with all the fish out of water gaffs that you could think of.

Winnie starts to re-evaluate her city ideals as she falls in love with Kingston, Alex and the comforting country pace of life.

Catch of the day is a delicious slow building romance that is hear warming as well as entertaining. Alex is such a wonderful character, I think I am a little bit in love.

Carla Caruso pulls out all the stops with her gorgeous coastal South Australia setting and really makes her old fashioned romance as timeless as the sea itself. Carla Caruso’s wonderful writing evokes the sound of the waves crashing and sand between your toes.

Catch of the day is 100% pure escapism and will not disappoint.

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Winning the Player by Leesa Bow

“When injury destroyed her dream of playing college basketball, Aubree Taylor fled overseas. Now she’s finally home again and ready to move on with her life. Until she runs into Hunter Stone on her first night out, the only guy who’s ever meant anything to her – and the last person she wants to see.

Since she ran out on him two years ago, Hunter hasn’t been able to get Aubree off his mind. The sexy football star has had girls all over him for years, but Aubree is the only one to have ever seen behind the cocky persona he puts on for the crowd.

Despite her attempts to keep her distance, Aubree is unable to resist the strong attraction between them and it isn’t long before they fall into a passionate relationship. She has never been afraid of a challenge, but Hunter’s arrogance and inablity to trust are testing her to her limits. Aubree must decide whether to follow her heart and lower her guard…or risk losing the best thing that’s ever happened to her.”


I have to admit that I wasn’t too sure about this book. I don’t like sports and the idea of a sporty romance seemed a bit daunting. Leesa Bow won me over however. There is so much in “Winning the player” It is more about overcoming and maturing than it is about actual sports.

To me it was more about the emotional complexities about being an athlete and how the sport becomes an identifiable part of your identity.

Aubree really grows through the course of the novel as a person and offers some great inspirational wisdom. Her mother is a wonderful character and I some times wish I had someone like her on my side.

Winning the player is a wonderful New adult début full of family drama and acceptance. Even if you aren’t sporty like me, this delightfully fun romance will win you over too.




Down Under Resources:

What’s hot on Steamy puddings this week: Book Review: The Playboy’s Dark Secret By Madeline Ash

The Naughty Ninjas: June 4th is hug your cat day.

Hearts ‘N Wined: It’s not really a blog, it’s a Facebook page but I absolutely love this page devoted to Western Australian writers. It’s a showcase of the best romance, erotica and chick lit writers in WA and there’s a whole lot of wonderful photographs and competitions.


untitled (4)The Border Laird’s Bride by Allison Butler

“To fulfil his father’s dying wish, border laird Jamie Graham must marry and sire a legitimate heir. But his marriage will be one of convenience, for he has vowed never to open his heart to betrayal. While guarding his cattle from thieves, Jamie catches the spirited daughter of a neighbouring laird stealing his horse. Despite viewing an arranged marriage as a death sentence,  feisty Kenzie Irvine has no choice but to wed the domineering Jamie. But she has sworn an oath never to bring a child into an uncaring world. And Kenzie also has a dark secret she has no intention of giving away –  even if she finds herself her on the wrong side of the law…”


This was the best Historical Scottish Romance I ever read. I loved that Kenzie was feisty and didn’t just roll over and do what was expected of her. She was a very courageous character who knew her own mind and wasn’t looking after her own comforts but wanted to make a difference to her clan. I was so impressed that she was a scrapper and ready to throw down for her beliefs- it is a refreshing change from the swooning maidens who just want to be whisked off their feet.

Alison Butler is a incredible author that created some of the most memorable complex characters that have so much depth- they almost seem like real people. I found myself talking to the book as I was so wrapped up in the story, it felt like the story was a living thing unfolding in my time and not a predetermined stack of words on paper.

The Border Laird’s bride is the thinking woman’s historical romance. Love is portrayed tenderly and realistically; it has to be based on a foundation and not a thunder bolt from the sky.

Alison Butler creates a Scottish story that is on par with Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and a truly unique historical romance. I can highly recommend The Border Laird’s Bride for hours of unrelenting entertainment that will stay with you long after the book is finished.



The Mystical Bond, the Fatal Allure … of Hunter & Prey

Misunderstood seventeen year old Lila Crain unwillingly moves to the foreboding town of Shade, prepared to face her punishment – Shade High. But she can’t begin to anticipate the life-altering events that lie in wait for her.

The dark and charismatic Reid has a wolfish grin and amber eyes that would make any girl blush and he has his sights set on the new girl in school.
Reid’s stunning friends – including icy top dog Sam – invite Lila into their clique. Suspicious, yet flattered by their attention she answers the intriguing call like a moth to a flame.

Thrillingly introduced to the local nightlife by the enigmatic group, Lila finally feels like she belongs. But her newly found friendships threaten to turn sour when she unwittingly develops feelings for the leader’s off-limits boyfriend, Sky.
Tensions rise further when a quirky local named Cresida warns Lila to stay away from the clique at all costs.

Undeterred, she is irresistibly drawn to uncover the truth behind their mysterious lifestyle.
Lila unwittingly starts off a chain of events that will forever alter fate for both hunter and hunted as she learns they have been waiting for her… ”

“Wolf Sirens is a totally unique YA read. I was intrigued by Tina Smith’s Wolf mythos and found it rather refreshing to have some new life breathed into shifter lore.

Tina Smith captures what it is like to be a teenager perfectly. The peer pressure and need for acceptance is so evident and never patronizing. Lila is a very vulnerable character since moving to Shade and some times doesn’t handle certain situations too wisely- but that is what being a teen is all about.

Wolf Sirens is a great start to a series and has so many new twists and turns, as Lila finds out more about her new friends. It is also a voyage of discovery for Lila as well.

I really enjoyed Wolf Sirens and I found once I started to read, I couldn’t put it down. I thought it was great supernatural novel packed with plenty of action, a hint of romance and teen angst. Fans of “Blood and Chocolate” will devour this book, like I did.

I am looking forward to reading the other titles in this series to see how Tina Smith unfolds her story and to see what surprises she has in store for us.