Cover Reveal – Trevor and the Giant Problem

Hello and welcome!

I am excited to be part of the design and reveal of the cover for the debut book by Alexander and Erin Cristofoli!

Check it out!

Trevor is excited when he receives an unexpected gift from his Grampa, but when he finds out what it is, his excitement quickly fades away.

An old lamp.

It looks pretty ordinary to him. But, as Trevor falls asleep, he soon finds out that all is not as it seems.

Thrown into a strange world, Trevor finds himself alone. To make matters worse, he must face one giant problem.

Release Day: December 5th, 2022
Genre: Children’s Adventure
Age range: 6-8 yrs

I also got to chat with them, read on and find out.

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Welcome Alexander and Erin!

Do you have a nickname?

When I’m gaming, I go by GWA (Gacha with Alex). My mom uses her own name.

What makes you laugh out loud?

Laughing out loud. Just kidding. My friends and playing board games with our family.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?

I enjoy a nice lavender or sweet pea. My mom loves vanilla, cinnamon rolls and freshly baked bread.

Favourite place to spend time in.

I spend most of my time in our computer room. Mom likes to hang out in the living room with our dog

Favourite book and why.

My favourite book is Keeper of the Lost Cities as it is a mix between Harry Potter and D&D. My mom likes reading Harry Potter.

Favourite movie and why.

My mom likes Labyrinth and I like The Princess Bride.

How did the idea of the book come about?

I just thought that writing books instead of reading them would be a fun change of pace. My mom was trying to find a new idea to write about, so we worked together to make this.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

I’d say around 6 to 8 years old

What is next in your writing?

We plan to make this a full series for kids to enjoy and read.

Thank you for the chat and looking forward to read your book and your future journey in the book world.

All the best!

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Here is the print cover

Buy links will be announced soon, links to follow and stay up to date websiteFacebook

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Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Audiobooks to listen to: Bone Frog Bachelor series

Hello and welcome!

This review post on the Bone Frog Bachelor series by Sharon Hamilton has been in the works for a while now and way past due.

I should know better by now that is best to put down my thoughts while the story is fresh in my mind than be greedy and start the next book because I am curious how the characters will do next, but that is what Ms. Hamilton’s characters do to me. I want to know more and I want it now LOL

But as they say, better late than never, right?

Bone Frog Bachelor Series

This series involves the same couple: former billionaire and Navy SEAL Marco Gambini and his new love, Shannon Marr, as they traverse oceans and play in the dangerous world of assassins and mercenaries while clawing their way back from the brink of destruction, restoring Marco’s powerful fortune earned through his successful shipping, real estate and protection businesses. With each book in this series, Shannon grows into the partner he’s always wanted: someone worthy of his trust as his right-hand woman, as well as the woman who can match him in every way in the bedroom.

I listened to the audiobooks 1, 2 and 3 in the series.

UNLEASHED: Former SEAL’s Mission Begins
Bone Frog Bachelor, Book 1

A fast-paced and surprising sensual adventure that tests the limits of love

Armed with new focus and passion for restoring his rightful place atop his private security, shipping, and consulting empire, former Navy SEAL Marco Gambini takes his new love on a dangerous and romantic pre-honeymoon to the Pink Pasha on a private island owned by the Sultan of Bonin.

At the exotic sultan’s palace, nestled in the lush jungle, pink coral sand beaches, and clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Shannon and Marco dance with harem wives and battle ruthless pirates, kidnappers, and assassins.

Who can they trust?

Shannon Marr is up to more than just being Marco’s sexual distraction and future bride. She inserts herself into the mission being planned to protect two of the Sultan’s sons as they endeavor to grow their development business in West Africa.

The stakes are high, but the rewards, both physically as well as emotionally, are worth it. Shannon is determined to earn her keep by helping Marco reclaim his own kingdom. She learns to trust her billionaire fiancée as she experiments in the exotic world of the Sultan’s palace, where erotic passion is a way of life. She becomes Marco’s gift, by exposing the strengths of her soft but warrior-strong womanhood.

Find out if they save each other or go down in delicious flames together in this fast-paced and surprising sensual adventure where they test new limits of their love. You won’t want this story to end, and you’ll crave book two.

Together, if they can survive, their partnership could be unstoppable.

Author’s note: The Bone Frog Bachelor series is the continuation of Marco and Shannon’s adventures. Through the continual discovery of passion and courage, this couple begins building the foundation for an unstoppable future. Although each is a stand-alone novel, listeners who are not familiar with the Bone Frog Bachelor series should listen to: Bone Frog Bachelor, Sharon’s contribution to the Bachelor Tower series launched and still ongoing.

My review: 5 stars

I didn’t listen to the prequel, I will have to remedy that soon as there were times that I would have understood a situation or conversation better if I had.

Marco and Shannon’s chemistry is hot, shown in steamy scenes along the way, as they deal with their past history, working on strengthening their relationship. The book also has the usual suspense the author is known for, the quick-thinking action of Marco’s team saves the day. Loved the peek into the way of life in the palace of the Sultan of Bonin.

It ended with a promise of continuation and I am looking forward to the next instalment.

I enjoyed listening to JD Hart, as usual a 5-star listen.

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RESTORED: Marco Fights Back
Bone Frog Bachelor, Book 2

Marco and Shannon’s hot liquid romance scorches the Florida Gulf Coast.

Marco Gambini’s Bone Frog Development begins building the Trident Towers project on the Gulf Coast of Florida, managing a diverse team of characters including the two princes, Khalil and Absalom, sons of the Sultan of Bonin…but Rebecca, his vindictive and controlling ex, is doing everything she can to sabotage the project and his relationship with his fiancee Shannon.

Marco also begins building Shannon’s dream home nearby. But this former SEAL finds hosting two pampered princelings, who have never in their lives lived without servants and have never done any hard labor, proves more problematic than previously thought.

Shannon finds exciting new challenges, learning about Marco’s unique sexual needs, and experimenting with her own triggers and desires as she explores her limits. Their love burns deeper in all areas as they plan a lavish and eccentric wedding at the Pink Palace.

A bomb blast at Marco’s office also shatters the tranquility of their relationship and their future, as the past comes back to haunt them both.

Just as one problem is solved, a quick trip to Central Africa leads to sudden danger and near-death for part of the team. Shannon learns even more about how her trust in Marco could save them both.

But be warned. There are storm clouds brewing. All is not as it seems. You’ll want to continue with book three coming next, Revenge.

Author’s note
Suggested listening order: Bone Frog Bachelor, Unleashed, Restored. Bone Frog Bachelor will not show up as book one on the series page, but it essentially is. This was the series starter, appearing in Ruth Cardello’s Bachelor Towers series originally. I continued on with these characters with her permission.

Here is a sample to listen to…

My review: 5 stars

This story was quite exciting and full of suspense, angst. The misunderstandings threaten Shannon and Marco’s relationship.
She gets through quite an ordeal being kidnapped, while Marco fights for his life caused by the bomb explosion at his company’s head office. Finding who was involved in both incidents is on-going.

Ending with a promise of more excitement to come. Looking forward to the next book, I want to know what happens next and listen about their wedding.

JD Hart did a wonderful job telling the story as usual. I love listening to his voice.

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REVENGE
Bone Frog Bachelor, Book 3

They’ve planned the wedding of a lifetime—but will enemy forces keep them from reaching the altar?

Marco is a former Navy SEAL who now oversees the construction of veterans’ housing. He’s counting down the days to his future with Shannon, the love of his life. However, the bomber whose blast injured Marco and destroyed his headquarters in Florida is still at large and still holds the potential to affect all areas of Marco’s life.

Shannon can’t wait until the day of her lavish wedding, which will take place at a Sultan’s palace in the Indian Ocean. All the RSVPs have already been counted when unseen forces threaten to destroy Marco’s vision and sabotage his company. With Marco fighting ruthless warlords halfway around the world, it’s up to Shannon to support him on the home front.

But is Shannon equipped to help Marco when danger engulfs them both? Will they succeed in their respective missions and arrive on the Sultan’s paradise island kingdom in time to walk down the aisle?

Author’s note: Revenge is the third book in the Bone Frog Bachelor series which follows Marco and Shannon’s steamy-hot romance from the first time they cross a scorching hot path on Florida’s Gulf Coast to exotic locations around the globe.

My review: 5 stars

While Marco is on a rescue mission, Shannon is left behind and she is determined to help in any way she can with the projects. She finds an unlikely ally in Marco’s ex-wife that surprised me and was quite a personality switch from the previous books.

We knew that the Sultan arrived in Florida at the end of book 2. In this story we get to hear how his visit is going. The pink flamingo shorts made me laugh.

So there is quite a lot going on in this book, but this is not the end of the couple’s journey to their HEA, and I hope the next book will give them that.

The characters were brought to life by the amazing voice of JD Hart, one of my fave narrators.

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I am looking forward to book 4 in the series, ‘Legacy‘, releasing in ebook format November 3, 2022, and hopefully soon after in audio.

Former Navy SEAL billionaire Marco Gambini and his forever love, Shannon, are back together again after a harrowing rescue of Marco’s advance team in Africa, threatening to cancel their long-planned wedding at the Pink Palace owned by the Sultan of Bonin.

He has hosted the Sultan and his entourage for a month, and now they leave to return home to their Indian Island kingdom, to prepare for the big wedding. Plans for building the housing project in West Africa are on hold, temporarily, while they ready themselves for the biggest adventure of their lives: their wedding day.

That is, if the bad guys and dangerous militia in Africa will leave them alone. Armed with vengeance and hatred, the terrorist group plans the ultimate revenge, putting more than just Marco’s company in jeopardy. They attempt the unthinkable.

Only Marco and his team are up to the task of not only saving their special day, but preserving a dying man’s legacy.

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I hope you will give the series a try, available in ebook, print or audio, follow the link from Sharon Hamilton’s website. While there, check out the other series too, I am sure you will find your next BBF there too 😉

The voice giving life to the many voices in the books is one of my ‘eargasm’ narrators whom you probably saw me mention on my blog many times, the The Pirate StorytellerJD Hart! He is the voice that brings all Sharon Hamilton‘s characters to life. I love it when he whispers in my ear. Check out all JD Hart’s work on his website. He creates the audio samples and the awesome book trailers too, see youtube.

The model on the covers of this series is Jose Luis Barreiro. Isn’t he scrumptious? I think he fits Marco’s character quite well. Great choice Ms. Hamilton.
I watched an interview he had with Sharon Hamilton and he is so much more that eye candy, down to earth and very likeable.

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Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Elven Chronicles by M. A. Abraham on sale!

Hello and welcome!

My fave author has the Elven Chronicles series on sale! ALL OF IT for the very first time.

12 novels & 9 short stories!

So if you have not read them yet, now is the time to do it! Click on the picture to go to the buy links on the website.

If you are subscribed to my blog or read a few of the posts, you are aware I am an Elfanatic! I love the world, the characters and their stories. It has been a few years since the series ended and I along with the many fans of Ms. Abraham’s Elven world have been emotionally connected to one character or another, cheered with each triumph and wept at each loss they suffered.

Since the fans asked, begged, demanded, pleaded … more series were born 😉

  • One Empire – that deals with the times right after the last book in the Elven Chronicles, where the Elves rebuild the war-torn areas – there will be 6 books…. starts with ‘Rising from the Ashes’ , a short story that starts us into the series and there are also 3 novels out so far.
  • Guardians of the Empire – where we learn about 12 of the best warriors from the royal families of the Elven Empire – there will be 12 books… starts with ‘The Goddess’, and there are 6 novels and 2 short stories out so far.
  • Elven Legends – where the fans asked to find out more about their fave character. One of the most popular characters is Gabriel who we get to know better in ‘The Eagle Claw Legend’.
  • To Love an Elf – I jokingly ( not really 😉 ) complained to author that she always gave away the Elf I claimed as mine, so she gave me my own Life Mate, Athiän, LE SIGH… YAY Then the author decided to give a LM to more of her biggest fans. So far there are 2 stories, mine “To Love and Elven Lord” and Fran’s, a good friend of ours that was one of the biggest fans of Ms. Abraham’s books, “To Love and Elven Healer”. They were part of anthologies, but I hope they will be released on their own soon too. Check out this post. Two more are in the works for 2 more of her biggest fans and more will be chosen soon.
  • more coming 😉

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Please comment with what you are hoping to see next from the author from the open series or just a few words of encouragement for Ms. Abraham. We all needs those sometimes, right?

Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Audiobook to listen to: The Chameleon Effect

Hello and welcome!

I waited a few days after buying the audiobook to actually starting it.

Why? Not sure. Maybe because it was written by one of my fave narrators who is up there on my ‘eargasm’ list and I was afraid to start it knowing I will finish it in no time.

Lights. Camera. Action…

I’ve got everything it takes to make it in Tinseltown: confidence, charisma, and a killer chin. Now all I need is a chance.

But Los Angeles is full of hot, young hunks, and talent might not be enough to separate me from the cookie-cutter crowd.

Well, you know what they say: fake it till you make it.

So I devise a wild scheme to get noticed. Pretend I’m someone I’m not—goodbye Will O’Connell of Cincinnati and hello Liam O’Connell of Dublin.

‘Liam’ and his talent with accents is enough to get my foot in the door, but I never anticipated meeting the woman who has me more worried about keeping my foot out of my mouth.

Enter Raven Locke, the dark-haired bombshell who puts the ‘tude in tattooed.

On set, she’s the costumer tasked with fitting my pants, but all I can think about is how to get into hers.

As my — I mean, Liam’s — budding career begins to heat up, so do our feelings.

While Raven pursues her passion for fashion; I chase her heart.

Our picture-perfect screenplay seems sure to send us riding off onto Sunset Boulevard… Until Raven finds out that Comedy and Tragedy aren’t the only masks I’m wearing. Our romance might be destined for the cutting room floor, unless I can salvage our story with a plot twist she won’t see coming.

This first-person, male-POV rom-com has it all: lots of heat, plenty of heart, and a Hollywood-worthy HEA.

My review

Story – 5 stars
Performance – 5 stars

I didn’t go in with any expectations, as with every new author. This book is a sweet romcom story with little angst, from the hero’s POV. He is lovable from the beginning, the way he interacted with his family and friends. The heroine is spunky, talented and a great personality. Their road to HEA is a bit bumpy but left me a smile imagining how well they match. Their chemistry is combustible, there are some steamy moments between them. Great secondary characters round out the story, especially his precocious niece, she was a hoot, and his friend and trainer Devontay (I hope I spelled his name right), I hope the author gives him a HEA too in the next book.

I listened to a lot of books narrated by Joe Arden and I loooove his voice. He is very talented, tailoring his voice to each character. He did justice to the story, switching between accents with ease. Characters’ emotions are heard which is important in an audiobook.

Maxine Mitchell’s interludes are a great addition to the aural experience offering glimpses into Raven’s mind. She brought the heroine to life with effortless charm.

The blooper reel is a great addition at the end.

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Buy LinksAmazon • Audible • Signed Special Edition Hardback • Signed Paperback

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Check out all about Joe Arden at the website.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

NEW RELEASE – The Chameleon Effect by Joe Arden

Hello and welcome!

The much anticipated debut book by one of my ‘eargasm’ voices, Joe Arden, released today!

Congrats Mr. Arden!

Lights. Camera. Action…

I’ve got everything it takes to make it in Tinseltown: confidence, charisma, and a killer chin. Now all I need is a chance.

But Los Angeles is full of hot, young hunks, and talent might not be enough to separate me from the cookie-cutter crowd.

Well, you know what they say: fake it till you make it.

So I devise a wild scheme to get noticed. Pretend I’m someone I’m not—goodbye Will O’Connell of Cincinnati and hello Liam O’Connell of Dublin.

‘Liam’ and his talent with accents is enough to get my foot in the door, but I never anticipated meeting the woman who has me more worried about keeping my foot out of my mouth.

Enter Raven Locke, the dark-haired bombshell who puts the ‘tude in tattooed.

On set, she’s the costumer tasked with fitting my pants, but all I can think about is how to get into hers.

As my — I mean, Liam’s — budding career begins to heat up, so do our feelings.

While Raven pursues her passion for fashion; I chase her heart.

Our picture-perfect screenplay seems sure to send us riding off onto Sunset Boulevard… Until Raven finds out that Comedy and Tragedy aren’t the only masks I’m wearing. Our romance might be destined for the cutting room floor, unless I can salvage our story with a plot twist she won’t see coming.

This first-person, male-POV rom-com has it all: lots of heat, plenty of heart, and a Hollywood-worthy HEA.

Cover designed by Enchanting Romance Designs

Model: Adam Perry

Photographer: Chris Carroll

Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Buy Links: AmazonAudibleSigned Special Edition HardbackSigned Paperback

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Check out all about Joe Arden at the website.

I can’t wait to listen to the audiobook!

Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Cover Reveal – The Chameleon Effect by Joe Arden

Hello and welcome!

I have some exciting news!!!

The Chameleon Effect is the debut solo novel from acclaimed, award-winning romance narrator, Joe Arden, coming September 13, 2022. A secret identity romance from the man with the secret identity! Pre-order yours now!

Pre-order HERE
Audio pre-order coming soon and I will do an update when I know the date.
Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Vote for The Chameleon Effect on Goodreads Most Anticipated Reads in September 2022!

You can expect the following from The Chameleon Effect:

  • RomCom
  • Hilarious banter
  • Hollywood vibes
  • Male POV
  • Strong/Sassy Heroine
  • All the feels
  • Enough heat to melt your kindle/earbuds


Lights. Camera. Action…

I’ve got everything it takes to make it in Tinseltown: confidence, charisma, and a killer chin. Now all I need is a chance.

But Los Angeles is full of hot, young hunks, and talent might not be enough to separate me from the cookie-cutter crowd.

Well, you know what they say: fake it till you make it.

So I devise a wild scheme to get noticed. Pretend I’m someone I’m not—goodbye Will O’Connell of Cincinnati and hello Liam O’Connell of Dublin.

‘Liam’ and his talent with accents is enough to get my foot in the door, but I never anticipated meeting the woman who has me more worried about keeping my foot out of my mouth.

Enter Raven Locke, the dark-haired bombshell who puts the ‘tude in tattooed.

On set, she’s the costumer tasked with fitting my pants, but all I can think about is how to get into hers.

As my — I mean, Liam’s — budding career begins to heat up, so do our feelings.

While Raven pursues her passion for fashion; I chase her heart.

Our picture-perfect screenplay seems sure to send us riding off onto Sunset Boulevard… Until Raven finds out that Comedy and Tragedy aren’t the only masks I’m wearing. Our romance might be destined for the cutting room floor, unless I can salvage our story with a plot twist she won’t see coming.

This first-person, male-POV rom-com has it all: lots of heat, plenty of heart, and a Hollywood-worthy HEA.

Cover designed by Enchanting Romance Designs

Model: Adam Perry

Photographer: Chris Carroll

Check out all about Joe Arden at the website.

I love his voice and on my ‘eargasm’ list. I can’t wait for the audiobook!

Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Cover Reveal – Blood Vows – Surprise Chat with the twins DAYUM

I hadn’t even had a chance to get out of my vehicle when a couple of men walked up to the side of the car, and boy were they easy on the eyes. I haven’t seen bodies on men like these since I met Thorn. Bite me, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to check them out. Tall, dark, and handsome… triple check. Eyes you could get lost in… check. Shoulders like a linebacker… yup, and double yup. Abs you could use as a scrub board… and then some. Narrow hips, large hands… gotta love a man with large… hands.

“Lady Enikö?” A deep rumbling voice spoke from outside of the window. Did I dare roll down the window and talk to these men? They exuded danger from every pore.

I sigh, might as well, I take one more discerning look at them and my hands begin to itch. Ahem. Right. Talk, no touching.

Anyway, I have to get out of the car anyway, so I open the door and exit as I ask, “Who wants to know?”

Both men bow as they introduce themselves.

“I am Lyon.”

“And I am his brother, Dyon.”

“We hale from the story of ‘Blood Vows’ your friend is writing at the moment and have a few questions.”

“I am not sure I can help with those, M.A. hasn’t given me much insight into the story beyond saying she is past the middle of the book.”

“And she just threw me a curve, just when I felt I had reached my objective.” Lyon grumbles.

“Yes, she tends to do things like that.”

“Could you get her to make things a little easier on my brother?” Dyon asks.

“I don’t know if that is going to help,” I admit.

“I can make it worth your while,” Dyon suggests with a purr to his voice.

Thoughts of satin sheets and sweaty bodies run through my mind and I correct myself. Down girl, remember, Athïan. “Sorry,” (boy am I sorry, and in more ways than one). I am surrounded by too much testosterone. “I am already taken.”

Lyon snickers at Dyon and I get the impression he would stick his tongue out at his brother given the chance and the right place. To me he bows and speaks, “Well, at least consider helping me. Kayla has not been an easy person to win over, and I would like to keep her to myself, not allow others to steal her from me.”

He hands me an envelope, then they leave. I check out how they look walking away from me too. Dyon looks over his shoulder, and winks.

I open the envelope and … SQUEEEE

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If your thought was ‘DAYUM’, we think alike 😜 Those two would make a gal forget her name if she lets her guard down.

Lyon and Dyon hail from the WIP of M. A. Abraham and what I told the gorgeous men is true, she didn’t tell me much and my hands are itching to get my hands on the finished story. From what I read so far, I think it will be one to rival ‘Aura’, which you might know it is my fave from the author’s standalone stories.

I am happy to show you what Lyon handed to me. It is the cover of ‘Blood Vows’ and you see it here first.

Brother and sister, they made promises and would honor their dying father’s last wish.
Kayllan
The young Prince who became King at an early age. Unknown to anyone, he made a pact with his best friend, a blood vow not even death could break.
Kayla
Born twice royal, she will become Queen, trained to rule a nation, also to become some man’s wife. She never expected to make promises to a dying brother. She would do as he decreed, and do so proudly, but she didn’t know the full extent of it all.
Lyon
First born in his lands, he rules as King, and he has vowed to protect Kayllan’s sister, to marry her and rule at her side if Kayllan dies early. He never expected her to be a beauty, she astounds him with her inner strength.
She knows nothing of his vow to her brother, but he vows she will, and then she will be his.

Isn’t it beautiful? Created by Cora Graphics, whose talents are known all over the world. I know it will fit the story well.

No release date yet, but you will know when I do. Make sure you sign up to get my posts in your inbox.

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Comment if you would like to know more about the story, and I might have another post soon with an excerpt from the story 😉

Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Surprise visit from 2 gods *gasp*

Hello and welcome!

As the title discloses, I did have 2 gods visit last night. Read on to find out who 😉

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I could hear the sounds of male laughter coming from the end of the hallway as I exited the elevator, and I smiled. I didn’t know where it was coming from, but I was certain someone in the building wouldn’t be happy to hear how loud it was. I could think of some neighbours and I hope they were irritated by the raucous laughter.

As I got closer to home it seemed like the noise was coming from my place. Impossible. No one was home. I hear my cellphone ring and I answer, it’s my upstairs neighbours.

“Do you think you can hold down the racket? Some of us like to rest when we get home from work.”

“Wrong neighbour, I am just getting home from work now.” I hang up.

Despite saying this, I have to admit it sounds like there’s a party happening on the north other side of the door as I insert the key and open it.

Oh. My. I am not going to complain, especially if my apartment is left in this condition. I look around at the open room concept and sigh. Good Housekeeping magazine, eat your heart out. Not only does my house look like it belongs in a photoshoot, but in the living room there’s two of the most drool worthy men I have ever seen.

They sense my appearance, turn to me, and smile. I stifle a moan. They stand and introduce themselves.

I am Sagan, and this is Riel, my brother.

I am Eniko, and… I look around, still stunned.

The smiles on their faces widen.

We hope you don’t mind our redecorating your apartment. We will put it back before we leave. Oh yes, we also brought some wine from our home planet to share with you. Unfortunately we can’t leave that behind either.

Why not? I am getting the short end of the stick here. This isn’t fair.

If the management saw this, you wouldn’t be able to afford your rent. If someone saw the bottles, you would have even worse trouble.

So, come join us, relax and enjoy this while you can.

I have a mischievous thought run through my head, Can we continue to bug the neighbours without letting them know where the noise is coming from?

Even better, they can come see this for themselves. They will then go report what they saw. By the time the powers that be come to investigate, everything will be back to normal. It will make everyone think they are on something.

I can’t help but smile, what a diabolical plan. I walk into the room to join them and the two wing chairs turn into a cozy couch. Sagan reaches out to hand me a golden goblet of wine, and the fragrance of a freshly prepared meal comes from the kitchen area. A glass centrepiece glows, lit within by a candle that smells heavenly. It is decorated with star flowers. I can hear the sounds of an Elven choir in the distance. I accept the goblet and Sagan pats the spot between him and his brother.

We will set the atmosphere, and then leave you and Athiän to enjoy your time together. Until he gets here, however, we can enjoy ourselves. So, I ask you, which of we looks the hottest?

What a hard question, and I am not willing to pick between them, they are both gorgeous. I also know certain Goddesses that will have my hide if I would even think to hit on their men. And besides Athiän is coming SQUEEEE

Wait! How do you know about Athiän?

I get twin male laughs in answer as they disappear from my living room. Then Athiän appears in their stead and takes me into his arms. Use your imagination to figure out what happens next 😉

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So? What do you think?

Sagan and Riel hail from “The Temple / The Fortress” by  M. A. Abraham released today!

CONGRATS Ms. Abraham!

“The Temple” was part of an anthology and now republished as a duet with a continuation in “The Fortress”.

cover designed by me 😉

The Temple

Ele is a powerful goddess in her own right, so she doesn’t worry about her safety as her sisters think she should. She is beautiful in ways that catches the wrong type attention. In order to keep her safe, her sisters blackmail a god from another world to take Ele into his care.
Sagan is a warrior god on his planet and every bit as powerful as Ele. He is also the epitome of what every woman thinks a god should look like. Without seeing Ele, he promises to keep her safe and keep his distance. After seeing Ele, he doubts if he can keep his word.

The Fortress

As Ele welcomes her sisters to her new home, Sagan senses a familiar disruption in the ether on his planet. It doesn’t take him long to discover the reason, or to meet the twin he never knew existed before this.
As a god of chaos, Tash, is intent on creating discord wherever he goes. Telling Riel who he is was supposed to cause a war between brothers, instead Riel bonds with Sagan. He then takes a look at one of Ele’s sisters and falls in love. This isn’t anything Tash will allow to go unchallenged. He will go to any length to get his way despite the odds.

the original covers I created for the two stories

My review for “The Temple”: 5 stars
A different type of story than what I am used to from the author, jokingly told her… Not bad for not having Elves in it  😛 All joking aside, it was engaging, and it has a HEA, very important! Sagan is a hero that grows on you, he wins Ele’s heart and she tames him, capturing his heart and soul. Their journey has twists and at times I didn’t think they will make it, but they do! YAY

My review for “The Fortress”: 5 stars
The blurb you read on this one doesn’t even cover a fraction of the happenings in this story. So much is happening and so interesting as the story unfolds, more twists that the usual from the author. There are Ele and Sagan who you meet in the first story, then we meet the sneaky Tash, I wanted to smack him many times. Then the surprise reveal of another one, the plots and schemes only deities are capable of. This story will keep you engaged even if you are not into this type of story. The end is happy in many ways, a few more surprises, and all get what they deserve.

Buy links – Amazon USAmazon CAKoboiBooksB&NSmashwords

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list. Read Chapter 1 here.

Sagan came for a visit before, in 2020, check it out here.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know who Athiän is. If not, follow this link and this link to find out more 😉

To celebrate the new release, one reader will be selected to receive an ebook copy of the “The Temple/The Fortress”. Winner will be selected from the comments, shares will receive extra entries, mention where you shared in your comment. Good Luck!

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Until next time read a book or listen to a book, and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Audiobooks to listen to: Forever Mine

Hello and welcome!

I was the lucky receiver of an ALC of this audiobook and I am glad I accepted the offer. My friend told me that I will not be able to stop listening once I start and she was right.

Thrown back to the year 1897, Victoria Ashton is mistaken for, and forced to impersonate, the spiteful, unfaithful Countess of Guildford, who’s been missing for three weeks. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her double’s infidelity and lies make it difficult, especially when Victoria falls in love with a man who loathes her.

Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford, is plagued with rumors he murdered his missing wife. When she unexpectedly reappears, he scoffs at her latest in a long string of lies. But the changes in Victoria make him alter his opinion as he forges a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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My review

Story – 5 stars
Performance – 5 stars

I thought that I read/listened to all the types of time travel stories… well… Monica Burns proved me wrong.

This is my first book from the author and the narrators, Stephanie Németh-Parker and Zachary Johnson, are new to me too. I fell in love with their voices and have to add them to my eargasm list.

I loved listening as they bring this story to life duet style, it is different from what I listened to before, the story is gripping switching between present and future, has a little of everything… suspense, intrigue, romance, steam.

The story elicited many emotions, I laughed, I cried, I shouted out loud that it made me mad. A rocky but exciting journey to the HEA they both deserve.

I received an ALC for an honest review.

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About the author

Monica Burns is a bestselling author of spicy historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance. She is also the winner of the 2015 Gold Medal International Book Award, 2016 IPPY Bronze for FOREVER MINE. At the age of nine, Monica displayed an aptitude for psychic abilities. It was then she wrote her first romance and signed it with the pseudonym she uses today—Monica Burns. She’s bought four houses based on her dreams and been within $500 of all sale/purchase prices. No she hasn’t been able to predict lottery numbers, although she sure wishes she could.

Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica is a survivor who believes every hero and heroine deserves a HEA (Happily Ever After), especially if she’s writing the story.

Check out the website for more info and links to social media.

About the narrators

Stephanie Németh-Parker

Professional voiceover for audiobooks, commercials, corporate, medical and eLearning
An award-winning SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator, voiceover artist and actress with 20+ years acting experience. Her voice has been described as warm and strong, with an underlying vulnerability that can easily turn snarky when needed.

Her versatility and adeptness with accents has enabled her to work in many different areas of the voiceover community – from commercials to corporate narration, animation to audiobooks.

She was the voice of Omega Watches for over 5 years and have done over a hundred voiceovers with clients including IKEA, Audi, Novartis, Roche, and Swiss Airlines to name a few.

She narrate Romance, Fantasy, YA, Thrillers, Cozy Mysteries, Non-Fiction, Horror, Memoirs and LGBTQ+.

Accents include: US – Southern, Midwest, California; British, Irish, French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish and various Latin American accents.

Check out her website for more info and links to social media.

Zachary Johnson

Lover of mathematics, devourer of science fiction, and connoisseur of the dad joke. When he’s not doing math for business or fun, he’s devouring science fiction and fantasy, reading up on scientific advancements, going for a jog, or, on all too rare occasions, taking a refreshing swim at the beach. At your service, you shall have an able storyteller and gifted conveyor of information. Experienced in narrating fiction, from the romantic to the post-apocalyptic, and nonfiction, from the historical to the corporate, and armed with the tools to make it all sound great, Zachary promises that, no matter the job, you’ll be read-iculously pleased!

Check out his website for more info and links to social media.

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I am so looking forward to listen to more audiobooks from the author and the narrators.

Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Earth is My Body – Kickstarter Project

Hello and welcome!

As you probably know, I love helping new authors get the exposure through my little corner of the blogging world.

A Bright Light Out of a Dark Pandemic

9-year-old boy co-writes YA Fantasy book series

with his Auntie, USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Shannyn Leah

Kickstarter Campaign launches today, May 3rd, 2022.

Here’s a heartwarming story about a 9-year-old boy and his dream to co-write with his Auntie. 

While the world pandemic closed many doors, it opened one for C.S. Cowell, a 9-year-old boy, to co-write and get lost in building a fictional world with his Auntie, a USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Shannyn Leah. Having a love of superheroes and storytelling at a young age, C.S. guided his Auntie into a world full of superheroes, superpowers, magic, and a clever black sidekick cat – inspired by C.S.’s own pet Ollie. When a real pandemic kept C.S. from being in contact with his everyday friends, he created a fictional world and friends to make him laugh.

In their fun journey together, C.S. and his Auntie developed a series of YA Fantasy books which they are thrilled to offer to both kids and young adults alike; where they too, can lose themselves in the world of Top Secret Superheroes. Just as C.S. and Shannyn did during the global stay-at-home mandates.

While originally planning to publish mainstream, they discovered an opportunity in launching a Kickstarter Campaign. For many reasons, not everyone can read books. A Kickstarter offers the prospect of hitting enough funds to be able to produce audiobooks for the first four books, which C.S. is thrilled to offer! 

In exchange for pledging on this project, backers can access a variety of rewards including the first four eBooks for $40, an autographed paperback copy of the first four books for $120, or a year of Imperium-themed swag with the books starting at $365. Backers can also pledge an autographed copy to be donated to one of two local Christmas Toy Organizations (London Salvation Army Center of Hope or St. Thomas Christmas Care) for $30.

For more information, please visit our Kickstarter page here.

Every Imperium must accept whatever fate the Crystal Sorting Stones bestow upon them, but I didn’t ask for it. I’m not interested. I don’t want it.

Yesterday I was an ordinary foster teen living my best-boring-broke life on the edge of freedom, running from the law and stealing to survive. Today, I have superpowers and am being shipped off to a top secret world, enrolled in the Imperium Hero Academy, where they expect me to train and master my powers. All while being hunted by the darkest of all villains.

I didn’t ask for any of this.

Did I mention everyone flies in Imperium and I’m afraid of heights? Or the first time I used my powers I nearly killed an entire street of civilians?

An attack on the school reveals the headmaster and teachers aren’t telling me everything. As pieces of my past are revealed, more questions arise and I’m forced to wonder if I wasn’t brought to the academy for the sole purpose of becoming the next Hero Team.

I’ve made a goal: a year of my life to train and master my powers to help people from the human world I call home. What’s the worst that can happen?

The unthinkable.

Can I survive my year term and return to the human world I call home? Or will this world be the death of me?

The series sound promising and I hope you will support this budding author and make his dream come true. I know I am.

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