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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Magic of Books- Coming in Hot: Rescue Me


COMING IN HOT: RESCUE ME

Genre: Paranormal & Contemporary Medical Romance




Featuring *brand new & exclusive* books from USA Today bestselling and award winning authors, we're Coming In Hot, again!


More of the sizzling medical romance stories you love: doctors, nurses, firemen, shifters, werewolves, witches, and paramedics turn up the heat in this paranormal and contemporary medical romance collection.



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The Butterfly Healer by Muffy Wilson


Can strangers hide in secret, as dark things, to be loved between the shadow and the soul?


Oliver Brainard, an insurance actuary, is a man who has experienced love from only one woman—his mother. He has never loved, nor lived, outside the confines of his brownstone. He, as a middle-aged man, is the man few people see and fewer people even acknowledge. He is the quiet one who, bound by his deformity, always finishes last.


New to the neighborhood and curious by nature, Victoria Blakely is an avid collector. She has been watching Oliver for weeks from her upstairs window. She witnessed a crippled man, crushed by time and denial, resigned to his physical plight who is apparently content with his circumstances. Never touched by kindness or love, his life has never been lived.


He is perfect. Can Victoria awaken the freedom in Oliver to escape his self-imposed shackles for the bondage of love? Or will his painful fear deny her the pleasures of unfurling his life poised above the precipice of pleasure?


This is the story of how strangers become healers, knitting lives together with love and trust, restoring hope and discovering passion through a timeless and sometimes perilous innocent freedom—the freedom of butterflies.


Dangerous Bliss!


Bad Medicine by Red L. Jameson


Nurse Ian Ryder, or just Ryder, is everything I want. He’s big. He’s tough. He’s oh-so-sexy with his leather jacket and motorcycle that I’ve had indecent fantasies about. And even better, he seems emotionally closed off. Not the kind of man who would ask a lot of personal questions. The perfect candidate to reveal my secret—I’m still a virgin, worried I’ll die this way if I don’t do something about it soon. Somehow, I’m going to convince Ryder to play doctor with me.


Dr. Asha Whitetail is completely out of my league. Intelligent and sophisticated. And those glasses she wears makes me think about steaming up her scrubs. When an awkward moment turns into a hot kiss, I realize I’m going to do everything I can to have her—not just her body but her heart too. Problem is, she seems to want only one thing from me. So I’m going to make her an offer she can’t refuse. I’ll give her what she wants, if she spends time with me, gets to know me, the real me, while I do everything in my power to convince her she can play doctor with me…for life.


Chicks Dig Scars by Kathleen Grieve


When death steps in...


Committed and compassionate intensive care nurse, Rachel O'Dea, will do anything to save her patients. But when she loses a kind and loving man whom she forged a fatherly relationship with, Rachel unravels.


...or so everyone thinks.


The calm and soothing voices Rachel hears and the apparitions she sees are of the deceased man and his late wife as they navigate and persuade her to make important choices in her life, leading her right where she's supposed to be.


Free clinic doctor, Devon Jameson, needs more hands on deck. He can't possibly handle all the medical cases alone. When Rachel walks in, volunteering her services, he knows he has no choice other than to take her on board as she proves her worth when a pediatric trauma is left on his doorstep and there’s no one else to assist.


As the two begin working together, their lives intertwine and the attraction intensifies. Scarred deeply by their past and their pain, Rachel and Devon begin a future only angels could predict.


Dynamic Destiny by Angelica Dawson


Destiny lives a double life. Her days are spent as the mild-mannered, acquiescent administration assistant to Dr. Edgerton, but by night, she is Mistress D, the masked Domme that makes others squirm.


After a chance run-in with a high school friend, Jeremy Edgerton is introduced to the BDSM lifestyle. He quickly determines his place isn’t as a dominant, but submissive—specifically submitting to Mistress D.


Can they shift their fates enough to change their roles completely?


Paranormal Anatomy By Elvira Bathory


With tension increasing between the six specialists that make up the Supernatural Bio-Medicine Department at New Hope Hospital, Aleah Macleod continues to work closely with Dr. Morgan and her fiancé Wyatt Masterson. The feline shifter is more than ready to bring the entire team on board with their studies of her blood but the Director of Supernatural Bio-Medicine has his reasons why that’s not a good idea. And William Wolfe, an aggressive feline shifter, happens to be one of those reasons.


William has become obsessed with Aleah since they started working together, and since the announcement of her engagement to Wyatt became public things have become worse. Once he started rumors flying about how close she and Dr. Morgan were, the rest of the team regarded Aleah as ’the woman who slept her way into her position’ in the hospital. Trying to prove their theory wrong, she loses track of what is most important to her: her job and how to save the supernatural community.


Bound in Fire By Erzabet Bishop


The witch with the phoenix tattoo…


Isobel Fieri loves her dream job of working as an archivist in the city’s most prestigious museum. Well, aside from the creepy advances of her boss, that is. But when her mentor goes missing and a valuable exhibit piece vanishes into thin air, she knows something is very wrong. Bound by her desire to find answers, some really steamy flashbacks, and an attraction to a certain sexy fireman, opening weekend is about to get interesting.


He will find her again and protect her at all costs.


Roark Jameson has never forgotten the mate he loved and lost. He and his cat have pledged their lives to fighting fire, the very thing that took her from them. When he finds himself in front of the Remington Museum, he is drawn in to the mythology exhibit despite himself. A chance meeting will upend his universe and bring his carefully constructed world crashing down around him. Discovering his long lost mate here seems impossible, but when danger roams the hallowed halls of the museum, he must fight for her or lose her forever to the twisted web of fate.


A Werewolf State of Mind By Lucy Felthouse


Anneke’s typical day at the office is thrown into disarray when she finds her next patient is an unwitting werewolf. And it doesn’t end there.


From the moment Caleb Kitt walks into Doctor Anneke Lund’s office for his psychiatry session, she knows his problem isn’t mental. He’s been experiencing night terrors, having violent and bloodthirsty dreams, and waking up naked in strange places. But he’s not losing his mind, as he suspects. He’s actually a werewolf—he just doesn’t know it yet.


Anneke isn’t just a psychiatrist—she’s also an empath, meaning she can read minds, and influence thoughts and behavior. She rarely uses her powers, but recognizes she may have no other choice as Caleb must be convinced of his supernatural status before the next full moon arrives. When it does, though, she finds herself going way beyond her duty of care to ensure Caleb doesn’t hurt or kill anyone when he transforms. But at what cost?


Damaged by Liz Gavin


Who can heal the hero when he’s broken?


Smoke jumper Drew Collins has a lot to be angry about. His shrink says he’s damaged; his buddies at the base call him mad. To Drew, the only thing worth being tethered to is his parachute. Everything else comes at too high a cost. He knows it; he has paid that bill. Multiple times. At least that is what he tells himself until a sassy Brazilian neurosurgeon puts his beliefs in check.


Doctor Bruna Cordeiro has dedicated her life to erasing hurtful memories, while spreading hope with Doctors Without Borders. Yet, she has never forgotten. When fate reunites Bruna with a Syrian family now turned refugees, she will help them settle in the new country. She still believes spreading hope is the best way to mend damaged souls. Until a broken smoke jumper proves her wrong.


Just because something is broken, it doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed.


Grab this story filled with superheroes, second chances, and heartbreak to find out how two imperfect people find their way through heartache to embrace what could be their chance at happily-ever-after.



Before Tomorrow Comes by Lashell Collins


When you’re born into the mob, can you ever truly break free?


Jeremiah Tobin is a mob assassin. The world he comes from is sometimes ruthless, often dangerous, always lethal. It’s a place where dead presidents sit on the throne, and rules are made by whichever family wields the most fire power. A world where things like love and romance have no bearing, and might even get you killed. Or task you with killing the woman you love.


Dr. Monique Reed wants nothing to do with the mob life. She took an oath to do no harm, and made a personal vow to herself that the ugliness of her family’s business would never touch her life. That was before she fell in love with Jeremiah Tobin. Before she found herself sleeping with the enemy.


In a world where family trumps everything, and loyalty means the difference between life and death, Jeremiah and Monique find the kind of love neither of them ever expected – a love that throws them into a fight for their lives, and their future.


Behind the Bench by Linda O'Connor


Dr. Danni Angelo is the team physician for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. She’s worked hard to earn the players’ respect, but the new coach, Trey Mason, is stirring things up, and Danni’s worried her job may be in jeopardy.


Trey finds Danni…distracting. Beauty, brains, and sexy moves on the ice have him uncomfortably attracted. He’s the new guy on the block. He has a reputation to build and a standard to set. The last thing he needs is a complication.


When the team spirals out of control, and Danni and Trey get caught up in a possible drug scandal, things heat up on and off the ice. It’s a whole new game plan…Behind the Bench.


Burn Hard by Elianne Adams


Seven months ago, Trista left the Odyssey, and the sexiest, most frustrating man she’d ever met behind. At least, that’s what she’d thought, until Ryland came into her life again, with an insurance policy in the form of a contract she’d signed tight in his grip. Against her better judgment—and her will—she has to go back with him and spend an entire month trying to resist the crazy pull he had on her. Right. No problem at all. She just has to keep him from worming his way back into her heart and destroying it once and for all. Because once the month was up, she was going home, and their time together would be done. Forever.


Nothing in his life had prepared Ryland for the agony of losing his one true mate. When Trista had left the Odyssey—and him—behind, he’d had no one to blame but himself. That knowledge didn’t make the devastating loss any easier. Raging inside him, his phoenix refuses to accept his decision to let her go. Now, out of control, he has to bring her back and either make it work or be forced to leave the Odyssey for good.


Cabin Fever by Amy Lee Burgess


The dead body of an FBI agent is the last thing nurse Lucy Cameron expects to find on her daily walk near her mountaintop cabin in Colorado. When Nick Astin, the dead man’s partner, tells her there’s a murderous fugitive on the loose, Lucy is terrified.


With a winter storm on the way, Lucy is forced to offer hospitality. Considering her intimacy issues, being snowbound with a sexy man like Nick Astin is not Lucy’s idea of a perfect weekend. However, Nick has other ideas. Unfortunately, so does the killer.


Tempting Doctor Forever By Holly Cortelyou


An old crush. A hot doctor. And one tempting night with consequences.


Samantha Barrett’s got it all under control…if wrangling a classroom of rowdy ninth-graders, chasing a delinquent dog, or living with your grandmother don’t count against you. As if that wasn’t enough, her brother’s best friend, Dr. Ethan Cordero, is back in Barrett Ridge and living next door…and boom, she’s reliving every single one of her silly schoolgirl fantasies about the delicious doctor.


Now, Ethan’s eyes may spark with attraction when he sees her, but his cool, professional demeanor demands she keep her distance. After a string of ill-starred romances, Sam’s sure that common sense will rule the day, right? Of course, she barely notices Ethan’s sizzling-hot, hard abs, broad shoulders or his heart-melting dedication to his teen son.


Dr. Ethan Cordero has it all mapped out for his fresh start in Barret Ridge. Only two things count — get his son, Mateo, through high school and grow his medical practice. That’s all good until Samantha Barrett charges into his backyard, gets under his skin, and lifts that shadow lurking over his heart. But his best friend’s little sister keeps mixing up his well-laid plans with that curvy little backside of hers, her joyful laugh, and her surprising bond with Mateo.


Between a con artist canine, a confused grandma, a backstabbing stepmother, and one decadent chocolate cake, Ethan finds that every path winds right back into the arms of the oh-so-enticing girl next door, Sam.


It’s Not You by Liz Crowe


Lillian Zane chose to practice emergency medicine for the rush, the thrill, and because she'd really rather deal with traumas than actual people. When she walks into the chaotic aftermath of a bus accident one morning at her ER, she knows exactly how to handle it. What she can't handle is coming face-to-face with the father of one of the injured victims.


Ian Summerfield has spent years putting the tattered remnants of his once-high powered medical practice--along with his marriage and family--behind him. When he discovers the ER staff dealing with his hysterical ex-wife the day of the bus accident, he's shocked to find himself more than a little intrigued by the smart, somewhat brittle, much younger Doctor Zane.


What starts out smoking hot quickly turns into something serious, something that terrifies Lillian so much she keeps a crucial secret, which jeopardizes their budding relationship beyond repair -- almost.


Bayou Heat by Ditter Kellen


Charlene Howard is no stranger to death. Her cancer is back, and she only has months to live. When Charlie hears of a voodoo priestess with the power to heal, she sets out for Louisiana in a desperate search to find her. What she discovers is a love worth dying for...


The legend of the Rougarou is thought to be just that—a legend. But deep in the swamps of Louisiana, the locals know the truth. The ravenous beast is all too real, and Kash LeRoux understands that better than anyone. He’s sexy, tough, and definitely hiding something. The beast in Kash is out for Charlie’s blood...but the man in him craves her heart.


Accidentally Forever by Gina Kincade


Caitlin never thought running away from her past would bring her tumbling head over heels into her future.


A rare survivor of a werewolf attack, she spends an unforgettable week with the town's Doctor and his nurse while she heals from her wounds.


Doc Nick is the local pack's Alpha. Axel is Nick's beta, his protégé, his housemate, and his best friend. Their lives have intertwined in what seems like destiny's future for the last ten years. When the two fall hard for the new little hellcat in town, will letting her go be the one thing they can't live with?


The blood test results are in and a surprise is in store for Caitlin that may just throw her plans right out the window. Can she overcome the changes to her planned future, or will her world be rocked on its axis in a way she could never dream of?



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Magic of Books- Nancy Thorne


VICTORIAN TOWN
by Nancy Thorne

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance with Mystery & Time Travel elements

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing




Abby Parker planned out her whole life: complete her final year of high school, go to college, get a job, move away from her insane family, stay best friends with Jessica.


But, that was before she broke into the nearby tourist attraction and unwittingly answered a call from a centuries-old spirit who dragged her into the 19th century.


Now she must solve a Victorian mystery without getting herself killed, or worse, spend a lifetime trapped in the past, leaving behind everyone she loves and altering their lives forever.


When she meets gorgeous Benjamin, the future looks a lot like wreckage.



I looked for a lock on the door but there wasn't one. All I needed was for Dr. Edgecombe to walk in and see me naked, even if he was a real doctor or a real delusion. I stripped while listening for footsteps and placed my torn and dirty clothes in a pile beside the washbasin table. The porcelain pitcher was filled to the brim with water, seemingly prepared for unexpected guests. I poured it all into the basin.



A small box that read LYE SOAP had been placed on two woven facecloths and one towel. I dipped one of the cloths into the water and felt the ring slip to my knuckle. I ran the washcloth over my hands before scrubbing every other part of me. It was when I dried myself with the extremely scratchy towel that I noticed the sparkling luster of the ring's silver. I squinted at it uncertainly. Nothing made any sense. I needed to get into that bed.



Plopping onto the mattress, my body sank gently into the feathery stuffing until I was sure I'd never been that comfortable in my life. I grabbed the side of the bedspread, pulled it over me, and fixated on the ceiling for what felt like the longest time, counting the circular knots in the wood − and that's when I must have dozed off. 



"Are you awake, Abigail?" Martha's voice seeped through the door.



I opened my eyes, one at a time, to the ceiling. Still in Victorian Town. "Yes, I think so."



"Dinner is almost ready. You must be famished."



Dinner? I must have slept for hours. "Oh, okay. I'll just be a few minutes."



"Do take your time, Abigail. I have given you a respectful allotment of advance notice."



The latch secured to the chest at the bottom of the bed was easy to open. However, the solid wood lid was heavier than I imagined and difficult to raise. I heaved until it stayed upright, then peered at the contents. Linens and clothes in a multitude of colors and prints were folded with exactness and nestled in layers. On top of everything was a red dress.



"Will have to do." I lifted it from the trunk and placed it on the bed. It had a fitted waist and a wide full skirt with buttons that ran up the front from the midsection to the lace trim on the collar. I then took out everything that looked like underwear and placed each item beside the dress. Every piece of clothing appeared lovingly cared for. There was nothing at all in the trunk that resembled a bra, and the closest thing to clean panties I was going to get were the pajama-style pantalettes Martha had mentioned. They reached almost to my ankles and were sewn together along the inside seam until reaching the crotch, where they were just, well, open, so I don't think spinster aunt had mended them very well.



✯✯✯✯✯ What a unique love story! by Liza O'Connor
I don’t even know how to share this story without spoilers.
Thereforth, let me tell you about the author...she has done a great deal of research for this story which takes place in modern times and the Victorian era in the U.S. She lays the town out in fabulous detail. The clothes, the houses, the blacksmith, even the privy.
The heroine, Abby, was born in modern times to an unhappy family. The only ones who seems to love her is her dog and her best friend.
By placing a ring Abby found upon her finger, she ends up in the same town, only more than a hundred years earlier. Despite her strange clothes (she’s wearing pants), her bemoaning the loss of her cell phones, and the inability to dance properly, a family takes her in, and she adapts and falls in love with the smithy Ben.
Thus, she returns to her own time soon after. For it she stays, she’ll change history. To prove the point, she and her best friend research the town in modern time. However, when people that she loves in this past have futures that turn out less than what she wants, Abby returns to try and fix matters...several times. It’s a tricky thing when you play with the past. And the best of intentions are not a sure fix.
And I’m not saying anymore, other than READ THIS BOOK!





✯✯✯✯✯ Great read! by Sarah Rutter
Honestly couldn't put this book down. I kept telling myself "just one more chapter" but then I'd read five! Overall a really great read.


✯✯✯✯ YA Time-Travel by Petula Winmill
Abigail Parker chases her dog into a local tourist attraction and finds something he dug up. She ends up suddenly transported into the past, with a mystery to solve. Will her traveling backwards and forwards mess with history ?? If so who will be affected ??
This is a sweet innocent time-travel story. Our heroine is a teenager with an unhappy family life and a best friend who is not pleased with her new interest.
An entertaining book for younger readers.


✯✯✯✯ Changing the past by Rebecca Austin
Abby Parker is following her dog Riley when she finds a ring that takes her back in time to 1876. There she must solve a mystery regarding the disappearance of Elizabeth Edgecombe, the sister of her new friend Martha.
But when Abby takes off the ring she is back to the current time with her best friend Jess. The two work together to try and figure out what happened in the past.
But when Abby meets Benjamin Dunstone in the past, where will Abby remain?
I enjoyed this book and how Abby was torn between the two worlds and trying to do what she could to save those she cared about. Yet she found her friendship with Jess was starting to get strained as Jess was worried that Abby was going to change the past so that it would alter the future.
I thought it was great how the author explained everything in the past to Abby and how much of a hard time Abby had initially with adapting to everything. She thought it was a joke to begin with so it was pretty interesting how she realized the truth.
I was super curious to see what was going to happen every time Abby went back after learning what was going to happen with the archives and how she did change certain things.
I wasn't really surprised at the end but part of me was as I really thought Jess would be involved.





Nancy Thorne is an award-winning author of fiction inspired by the romance, courage and struggles of youth.


Born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, she fostered a passion for creating stories in grade school but hid it much too well. Five years ago she stepped away from the pediatric health care field to pursue her lifelong dream of telling them.


When she's not writing books or reading, she's dreaming.


Nancy lives outside of Toronto with her husband, two sons and an incredibly energetic fox-red labrador.


She loves to hear from her readers, even just to say hi.