Lure of the Alpha: Three Book Collection – Volume 1

What do dragon, wolf, bear, and tiger shifters do when they move on from a decade of service in an elite Special Forces unit? Transitioning back to civilian life isn’t as easy as it sounds – not even in sunny Hawaii, where they land a sweet gig as caretakers of a luxurious seaside estate. Fate still has a host of challenges in store for this band of brothers, including the deadly threat of ruthless shifter foes, the mysterious powers of a long-lost collection of jewels, and the temptation of true love. Will they be forced to choose between their destined mates and duty, or will they conquer the odds and earn the ultimate prize?

  • Lure of the Dragon – Kai and Tessa
  • Lure of the Wolf – Boone and Nina
  • Lure of the Bear – Hunter and Dawn

If there is one thing I love most about Anna Lowe’s box sets, it’s this: she writes bonus scenes for her stories and includes them in the box sets. These are always available on her website, but when you are binge reading, it is wonderful to have those available without leaving the book.

USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Anna Lowe loves dogs, sports, and travel – and letting those inspire her fiction. On any given weekend, you might find her hiking in the mountains or hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

Anna loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She likes a heroine who is independent, intelligent, and imperfect – a woman who’s doing just fine on her own. But give the heroine a good man – not to mention a chance to overcome her own inhibitions – and she’ll never turn down the chance for adventure, nor shy away from danger.

If you enjoy the paranormal romances of T.S. Joyce, Milly Taiden, or Terry Bolryder, you’ll love Anna Lowe’s Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch series. If you’re a fan of Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, and other action-adventure stories, you shouldn’t miss Anna Lowe’s Serendipity Adventure Romance series!

For The Love Of Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 4)

The Universe, the Goddess and Fate have their work cut out for them if Kyra is to know the love of her dragon.

One dragon haunted by the past…

One powerful witch struggling to forgive a bitter betrayal…

One ultimate evil so powerful it threatens all they know…

Can they beat their personal demons and band together to save those they hold most dear?

What I Thought:

This was definitely a great story. There were times when I wanted to laugh. There were also times when I wanted to smack both of them upside the head! Royce was so stuck in the past and couldn’t see what was right in front of his face. Keep reading folks, you’re in for a great ride!

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks.

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!
Send me a message ANYTIME at http://www.JuliaMillsAuthor.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

XOXO Julia

Ascension Saga: 8 (Interstellar Brides® Program: Ascension Saga)

Nix is about to find out Destiny’s dirty little secret…she’s even more stubborn than he is.

Destiny has a problem—a six-foot-three, stubborn, gorgeous, deadly, sex-on-a-stick—kind of problem. While her brain might want to kick his ass across the galaxy, the rest of her wants to jump him like a bouncy house.

Ardor or not, she’s hunting a killer. Nix is going all protective, alpha male, claiming she’s his mate just because she had a few mind-blowing moments in his bed. And she’s trapped deep undercover in the most dangerous place on the planet. If anyone discovers the truth, she’ll be dead. But if she gives up now, her mother will be lost forever.

And Nix is about to find out Destiny’s dirty little secret…she’s even more stubborn than he is.

What I Liked:

This one, like all the others, is well-written. The world-building is full of all the little details that make a place come alive in your imagination. The characters are complex and well rounded. The situations they find themselves in are believable and flow well.

What I Didn’t Like:

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. The cliff-hangers leave a lot to be desired. I get that the author wanted wrap everything up in the final book, but we didn’t even get a HFN in each installment. This ends just as abruptly as all the others. I dislike serials and this felt very much like one.

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.

A Fang in the Sass: BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance (Sassy Ever After Book 6)

Aria Valderi is a day walker, a vampire that can walk in the sun. Being a descendant of the original queen of the vampires has its perks, but finding out her mate is a wolf shifter isn’t one of them. He’s insufferable, bossy, and too damn sexy for his own good. 

Trevan Stone knows Aria is his. Unfortunately, his tough little vamp has been wreaking all kinds of havoc and now too many people want her dead. It’s going to take more than Trevan can do as a shifter to protect his woman.

Trevan has a secret. One that could put an end to their future together, but it’s not nearly as big as the one her people have, which could end the future of the entire clan. If he can save her from the vampire council that wants her destroyed, there might be a chance for them to work through their issues. But saving her means giving up the reason for his existence, the drive that has pushed him for the last eighty years.

This was such a great continuation of the story. I loved this couple. It may not seem like it, but I thought they fit together well. Wonder if the author plans to add more?

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Milly Taiden loves to write sexy stories. How sexy? So sexy they will surely make your ereader sizzle. Usually paranormal or contemporary, her stories are a great quick way to satisfy your craving for fun heroines with curves and sexy alphas with fur.

Milly lives in New York City with her hubby, their boy child and their little dog “Needy Speedy”. She’s aware she’s bossy, is addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn’t, right?) and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

She loves to meet new readers!

Keeping Busy #Coronavirus #COVID-19

What are you doing to keep from going stir-crazy?

So, now that we are settling in for what looks like a long period of “Social Distancing”, what are you doing to keep from going stir-crazy? Hubby and I got outside this morning and washed the car 🚙. By hand!

Now, of course, Odie just had to join us outside. While we worked, he dug a hole and got comfortable. So, that led to the expected, a bath. As you can see, bath time is not his favorite thing. 🤦‍♀️

So, what did you do today?

Breaking His Code: An Away From Keyboard Romantic Suspense Standalone

The men and women from the Away From Keyboard series are what I like to call “beautifully broken.”
They all have scars. They’re all damaged in various ways.
Whether physically or emotionally, they’ve all been broken in the past. But their flaws and scars and how they deal with them? That’s what makes them beautiful. Perfect. Real.

“I’m a SEAL, angel. We never leave anyone behind.”

West is alone. Drifting. Battling his demons every night when the fallen haunt his dreams. 

When a ghost from his past comes calling, he can’t answer, and the pain threatens to tear him apart. 

His Krav Maga studio is in trouble, and his only reprieve from the darkness? His online gaming sessions. 

Cam was an explosives expert in Afghanistan until one wrong move left her scarred for life. 

Now she hides behind her keyboard–and her cane–until the guy she’s been flirting with online convinces her to give him a chance in the real world. 

Timing is everything, and caught between looming threats and the first stirrings of love, Cam bolts so she doesn’t have to admit she’s broken.

“The characters are real people, with flaws, strengths, pain, and foibles. The chemistry between Cam and West is a dream for anyone, the way they complement each other, drawing each other out of their troubles and offering unconditional support.” ★★★★★ — Felina

“Characters with complex vulnerabilities always grab me by the heart while they draw me right into their story and that’s exactly what happened with Cam, West, Royce and several other principal characters in this 5 star read.” ★★★★★ — Diane Blaser

“This story tugs at your heart and doesn’t let go. I laughed and cried and wanted to reach out and give them a hug so many times.” ★★★★★ — Rebecca

“What a way to start a series.” ★★★★★ — Nerdy Despina

“Patricia Eddy puts a spotlight on veteran issues such as: PTSD, survivor’s guilt, coping with debilitating injuries and financial hardships facing service veterans.” ★★★★★ — Amazon Reviewer

From the Author

The men and women from the Away From Keyboard series are what I like to call “beautifully broken.”
They all have scars. They’re all damaged in various ways.
Whether physically or emotionally, they’ve all been broken in the past. But their flaws and scars and how they deal with them? That’s what makes them beautiful. Perfect. Real.
Each book in the Away From Keyboard series is a standalone, but past characters appear in future books so you’ll never truly have to say goodbye.

Patricia D. Eddy likes to consider herself an unstoppable force. As long as there’s coffee. Then, the voices in her head come to life.

Her tales of werewolves, vampires and witches; Doms and subs; and battle-hardened, scarred military heroes feature characters so real, you’ll want to jump inside the pages of her books to be friends with them. Or just give them a hug.

When she’s not writing, she’s a professional freelance fiction editor and technical writer. On weekends, she loves to take on home improvement projects, especially if they involve power tools.

Patricia lives in Seattle with her husband and very spoiled cats. You can find Patricia all over the web, and she loves to hear from readers. Email her at patricia@patriciadeddy.com.

Follow Patricia on Amazon (just click the +Follow button above) to hear about her new releases or sign up for her reader group on her website: http://patriciadeddy.com

Haunted By Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 3)

Haunted and hunted and holding tight to their happy ending, the Universe’s got Her work cut out for Her, but then again…Fate Will Not Be Denied, right?

Saved from a deadly explosion by six-foot-two-inches of walkin’ muscle in ripped jeans and well-worn cowboy boots, Sam’s had to rethink the whole idea of happily ever after and decided it sounds like a damned good plan.

For the Guardsman who’s hot-dogged his way through a hundred-and-twelve years, one brown-eyed, curly-headed doctor’s made him rethink everything he thought he knew. Happily ever after’s damned sure not just in fairy tales anymore and Lance wants his.

Of course, nothing this good could come easy, right?

The traitor is closing in. Everything they hold dear is hanging in the balance. There is no flight, only fight and absolutely no one better get in the way. The stakes have never been higher, This couple’s fighting for forever.

There’s just something about this series that keeps me coming back for more. Yes, you can read them in any order and be satisfied. But to my way of thinking, the action became clearer by reading them in order. Not only the action, but the relationship between the characters.

~Melanie James, NYT and USA Today Bestseller –
Julia Mills brings the heat with her swoon-worthy and sexy as hell drag on shifters. Her steamy paranormal romances keep me reading well past my bedtime!

– A K Michaels, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author –
Julia Mills is an outstanding storyteller! Her books grab you from the first page and keep you until the end. She is a queen of paranormal romance! A must-read author!

~USA Today Bestselling Author, Elle Boon – Julia Mills writes the best Dragon Shifters stories I have ever read. Edge of the seat thrills that always leave you wanting more.

~International Bestselling Author, Victoria Zak – Great action, edge of your seat thrills, and a happily ever after that had me swooning. Julia Mills’ books are a great read.

~Tammy Payne, Owner of Book Nook Nuts Book Blog – Sparks fly, love blooms, and the action is non-stop in every single story. I’ve read them all again and again.

~All Things Book – Review – Packed with action, adventure, and happily ever after, Julia pulls you in and gives a front row seat in all her stories.

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks. 

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!

Send me a message ANYTIME right here on my website or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Pecorino Romano | America’s Test Kitchen

Got 10 minutes? Try this simple recipe!

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love the folks at Cook Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen. The testing that they do on recipes is unbelievable. They elected to share a number of these with everyone during the current crisis. So, enjoy!

Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.
— Read on www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/10260-skillet-roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-lemon-and-pecorino-romano

Preparing for the Coronavirus #Coronavirus #COVID-19

I know, it’s nothing to laugh about, but seeing this little graphic on a news story on my local ABC station had me giggling. Now, I’m in FL, but I’m sure you can think of similar weather problems for your area.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is reminding Floridians that COVID-19 and hurricane preparedness are two different situations.

ABC Action News, Tampa FL

When I think of what happens around here the minute the local stations even hint at a storm, I get it! Read the story, enjoy the giggle

Ascension Saga: 7 (Interstellar Brides® Program: Ascension Saga)

Because Destiny is his. His body awakened for her. And if his new mate thinks Nix will stand idly by as she suffers without his skillful lover’s touch, she is very, very mistaken…

Destiny Jones is a princess with a bad attitude. She doesn’t play nice with others, she doesn’t dress up in pretty clothes, and she has absolutely zero interest in behaving like a lady. Especially when she’s so close to catching the people who tried to have her killed. Oh, and kidnapped her mother, queen of the planet Alera. Destiny’s sex-starved body, and it’s annoying Aleran Ardor, might kill her if her enemies don’t find her first. But she’s not afraid to suffer, or risk her life to protect those she loves, but she’s terrified of risking her heart.

Vennix was trained to hunt and to kill from the shadows. After years of serving in the Hive wars as an elite member of the Coalition’s Shadow Unit, he returned home to fight for the one thing he believes in, honor. Dedicating his life to the queen’s guard was an easy decision—but watching the most beautiful woman he’s ever met repeatedly risk her life is about to drive him mad.

Because Destiny is his. His body awakened for her. And if his new mate thinks Nix will stand idly by as she suffers without his skillful lover’s touch, she is very, very mistaken…


The last of the sisters begins her story. Destiny is such a strong character, she needs a man who is just as strong. Luckily Nix seems to be exactly what she needs. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.