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JET: Oblivion by Kim Cresswell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How can anyone go wrong with a Jet book? Impossible. I received an early release copy as part of a blog tour for Kim Creswell. Oblivion is a novella with a crossover that contained some of the characters from the Whitney Steel books and Russell Blake's Jet. This mini book packs a ton of action and a great story. Hal and Angela, FBI agents from the Whitney Steel books are directed by their boss to "recruit" Jet to help them with a very critical mission in Columbia. There has already been a nuclear attack at one of the nuclear plants in the U.S. with many fatalities and intel says that more are to come. Chambers' intel says that the next one is coming from Columbia where terrorists have joined up with one of the drug cartels to deliver a nuclear bomb to the U.S. The goal is to get Jet to use her connections and knowledge from her time working for the Mossad in Columbia. Jet is very low-key now and has good reason t…

Interview with Kim Creswell

How did you come to be interested in the JET Series Kindle World?I’ve always been a huge fan of Russell Blake’s JET series and when I saw the opportunity to write a story with one of my favorite characters I jumped on it. No. I pounced!The JET Series books are fast-paced action and adventure stories. What genre(s) do you explore in your story?Action. Adventure. Thriller. It’s a fantastic mix of genres. I’ve always been told to write what you enjoy reading.The JET series has been set all over the world… the Middle East, Asia, South American, the Caribbean, etc. Tell us about where you set your story, and why?OBLIVION is set in California, Las Vegas, Panama, and Colombia. I chose California because I needed a nuclear plant located on the west coast for the story. Las Vegas was chosen because it’s my two main characters usual stomping grounds. Colombia worked well due to the drug cartel and was also an interesting setting choice to explore as a haven for terrorists coming from Yemen.Tell…

Guest Post by Kim Creswell

Ingredients of a Great Thriller
Every now and then you read a novel that has you glued to the story because the action is moving at warp-speed and you're swept way not wanting to stop reading until you know how it turns out.   The tension rises and you ride along with the characters feeling every blow right up until the climax.
In my opinion, the main ingredient in a great thriller is emotion. If you feel the story in your heart and gut then the author has done his or her job.
A great thriller is unpredictable. What if an FBI agent leading a murder investigation is the killer?
A great thriller has deadlines—the ticking clock. Will the FBI agent be caught before he kills again?
A great villain is a must-have in any thriller—a villain that stirs feelings of hatred, fear, disgust and sometimes empathy in the reader.
A main character who is worthy to fight the villain and hopefully win.
The setting and the action must also be believable for the reader because if the reader doesn't b…
Life was supposed to get easier for Tatum Duncan after she started dating Zach Bertano, but when Zach’s overbearing family starts trying to control her, Tatum finds herself pressured to “speak for” Zach. Worse, new guy Nigel is proving to be more tempting than Tatum wishes. One guy feels right … but the other makes her heart race! Which will Tatum give in to? Find out in GIRL DIVIDED TWO, the newest installment in Suzie T. Roos’s exciting series that blends edgy with a splash of innocence and a smidgen of humor, releasing October 20, 2015.

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About Girl Divided Two:
Title: Girl Divided Two
Author: Suzie T. Roos Author
Girl Divided Two by Suzie T. Roos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tatum and Zach are back and the second installment is very contentious. As Girl Spoken For ended Zach had already “spoke for” Tatum. He and his entire family, especially his grandfather were waiting to see if she would speak for him. Tatum is under a lot of pressure from Zach and it gets to the point where the reader has to wonder what is going to happen with their relationship. Is Tatum understanding correctly what speaking for Zach actually means? The reader and Tatum come to a good understanding of what this means in Girl Divided Two and now Nigel is back in the picture. He is a gorgeous, British guy that the reader does not know a lot about. A huge question is just how old is Nigel. This book gives a better glimpse into Nigel’s background but so far not as much into Nigel himself. He appears to be a sweet, smart and well-mannered person. But, the grass is not always greener on the other side and Tatum’s idiot ex-boyfriend, …

Guest blog by Suzie T. Roos

Hi, Lady Techie!I am so honored to be back. Thank you so much for having me.There are many things I could talk about, but technology and I should not be in the same room! I’d like to use this opportunity to continue with the family dynamics theme we spoke about with my first release, Girl Spoken For, and continue now with Girl Divided Two.Specifically, let’s talk about Zach Bertano’s family dynamics!Based on the feedback I’m getting, a lot of readers love Zach. To be honest, that’s a pleasant surprise to me. Why? Because in my opinion, he has some pretty big issues and baggage.  In this second novel, Girl Divided Two, I’ve added Zach’s POV. I would love to hear what readers think about being in his head.Anyhow, in the Bertano family there are very defined roles -- roles that I will continue to establish as the Spoken For series continues.  But Zach’s generation of the Bertanos wants a different, safer, healthier lifestyle, not the mob lifestyle. Then you have Gramps, the Don. Could yo…
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Guest Post by Jennifer Chance Author of Courted

Mad for the Royals? This could be why!
Cheryl, hello! It’s Friday and I can’t think of a better way to launch the weekend than celebrating COURTED on your blog. Thank you for having me today! In honor of all things royal, I thought I’d explore a little about why I think Americans have a unique soft spot for royalty. These are just my opinions, and I welcome other ideas as well!
Three reasons to love the Royals
1. Sometimes, we like to rock it old country
Though America is a melting pot of people from nations all over the world, a large percentage of the country has roots (sometimes distant roots) in Europe. As such, we see the monarchy as a bit of a holdover from our own past, a time when things may not have been better, but they certainly were simpler. Whether our family trees are rooted in England, France, Germany, Ireland or countries farther flung across the old world, today’s monarchies echo a past rich with history and royal pageantry.
2. They seem… classier
American pop culture is…
Fans of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries will enjoy COURTED, a New Adult Contemporary Romance with a modern royals flair, about a young woman about to give up on her dreams … and the prince whose dreams she could help make come true.
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About Courted:
Title: CourtedAuthor: Jennifer ChancePublisher: Elewyn PublishingRelease Date: October 6, 2015Series: Gowns & Crowns #1Genre: Contemporary Romance, New AdultLength: 222 PagesISBN: 9781943768042

Aspiring concert violist Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews is torn between her love of family and her love of…
Courted by Jennifer Chance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Courted is a great story about Emmaline, an American visiting a small monarchy in the Mediterranean for a much needed break. I received an early release copy through NetGalley. Emmaline’s parents were in a horrific accident while she was away working on her graduate degree in music. The accident resulted in both her mother and father requiring round-the-clock care. Emmaline put her degree on hold to come home to Missouri to care for her parents. It has been over a year and she has not had a break. Her former college roommates take her to Garronia as part of their European vacation. Early in their trip Emmaline is saved by Prince Kristos while swimming in treacherous waters. Prince Kristos was out on military maneuvers on the beach when he pretty much literally runs into Em. They have a connection that is witnessed by many, including the paparazzi. Kristos is called back to the castle to prepare for taking the throne when his father re…
The Fixer by T.E. Woods
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fixer is a totally great book the follows the investigations of Mort Grant, a detective in Washington who is made aware of "the fixer" when his son, a reporter, starts investigating multiple stories about a woman who fixes problems for people when the situation is right. He has Mort look into parts of the story to try and validate some of what he has found in his research and Mort finds that he may just have run into a similar scenario that might involve the fixer. At the same time, a psychologist has a new client walk into her office for a session and demands that she fix her. The problem is that the new patient never gives her enough information to help her determine what is tormenting the patient. She cryptically admits that she is responsible for many deaths and demands help without giving the psychologist the full picture. Simultaneously, the story follows the fixer as she takes on new clients and the reader learns wha…