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Illegal Contact (LenaLena’s Review)

Illegal Contact (LenaLena’s Review)

Title: Illegal Contact Author: Santino Hassell Publisher: Penguin/Intermix Release Date: August 15th, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 251 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel.  New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already…
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The Highwayman Came Riding

The Highwayman Came Riding

Title: The Highwayman Came Riding Author: Qeturah Edeli Publisher: Loose Id Release Date: June 6th, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 288 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sassy Elias Burgess is the darling of Kitwick, a humdrum Georgian era village. Bored with his pedestrian life as the innkeeper’s son and village post boy, Elias dreams of escaping to London, the city where dreams come true.…
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An Unnatural Vice (LenaLena’s Review)

An Unnatural Vice (LenaLena’s Review)

Title: An Unnatural Vice Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Loveswept Release Date: June 6th, 2017 Genre(s): Historical (Victorian) Page Count: 250 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret. Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on…
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An Unseen Attraction (LenaLena’s Review)

An Unseen Attraction (LenaLena’s Review)

Title: An Unseen Attraction Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Loveswept Release Date: February 21, 2017 Genre(s): Historical (Victorian) Page Count: 247 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: A slow-burning romance and a chilling mystery bind two singular men in the suspenseful first book of a new Victorian series from K. J. Charles. Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life. He’s happy with his hobbies,…
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Wanted, A Gentleman

Wanted, A Gentleman

Title: Wanted, A Gentleman Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Riptide Release Date: January 9, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 155 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: By the good offices of Riptide Publishing KJ Charles’s new Entertainment WANTED, A GENTLEMAN Or, Virtue Over-Rated the grand romance of Mr. Martin St. Vincent . . . a Merchant with a Mission, also a…
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Interview with Daron from Daron’s Guitar Chronicles

Interview with Daron from Daron’s Guitar Chronicles

LL: Hi Daron, ready to start with a difficult question? Always ready! 🙂 LL: Alright then: David Bowie, Prince and the Pulse shooting, it’s been a rough year for you. Can you tell me how each of these events were relevant for you?   Daron: Rough year doesn’t even begin to cover it. It’s been like the universe wanted to slam us with some kind of backlash after the marriage equality…
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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 9

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 9

Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 9 Author: Cecilia Tan Publisher: Self Published Release Date: June 29 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary  Page Count: 354 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level:  2 flames out of 5 Rating:  5 stars out of 5 Blurb:  The year is 1991 and Daron Marks stands at a crucial crossroads in his career. He’s on tour with Nomad and his mentor Remo Cutler, but Ziggy wants him…as musical director, and…
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Greenwode & Shirewode

Greenwode & Shirewode

Title: Greenwode, Shirewode Author: J. Tullos Hennig Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: 2013  Genre(s): Historical Fiction Page Count: 370, 390 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: The Hooded One. The one to breathe the dark and light and dusk between…. When an old druid foresees this harbinger of chaos, he also glimpses its future. A peasant from Loxley will…
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A Gentleman’s Position (LenaLena’s Review)

A Gentleman’s Position (LenaLena’s Review)

Title: A Gentleman’s Position (Society of Gentlemen #3) Author: KJ Charles Publisher: Loveswept Release Date: April 5, 2016 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 253 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: Power, privilege, and the rigid rules of class leave two hearts yearning for connection in the sizzling new Society of Gentlemen novel from K. J. Charles. Among his eccentric…
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Kings Rising (Lenalena’s Review)

Kings Rising (Lenalena’s Review)

Title: Kings Rising (Captive Prince #3) Author: C.S. Pacat Publisher: Berkly Release Date: February 2, 2016 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 368 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Damianos of Akielos has returned. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous…
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Wandering Spirit’s Last Song

Wandering Spirit’s Last Song

Title: Wandering Spirit’s Last Song Author: Rose Christo Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: October 30, 2013 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 268 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: War Chief Wandering Spirit is charged with a horrible crime he didn’t commit. Feared and hated, outcast and reviled, the River People become the most hunted animal in North America. Only one man…
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Lending Light

Lending Light

Title: Lending Light Author: Rose Christo Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: August 17, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult Page Count: 306 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: “Sometimes my imagination bleeds into reality.” Eleven years ago a serial killer menaced the Nettlebush Indian Reservation. Rafael Gives Light is his son. A loner, Rafael relies on his startlingly overactive imagination to escape the…
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Dogs of Balboa

Dogs of Balboa

Title: Dogs of Balboa Author: Rose Christo Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: June 26, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult Page Count: 307 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  1 flame out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Michael Mirez witnesses a sexual assault and does nothing to stop it. Torn apart by guilt, Michael sabotages his own life, until one year later, when Michael unexpectedly crosses paths with the victim…
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Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince #2)

Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince #2)

Title: Princes Gambit (Captive Prince #2) Author: C. S. Pacat Publisher: Berkley Release Date: January 28, 2014 (originally self-published in 2012) Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 343 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master Prince Laurent must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of…
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