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Dear readers,

Hi Rhireaders! Check out the latest events in the sidebar! Is there anything better than crisp autumn days curled up with an engrossing read? Be sure and look around if you need recommendations.

Did you drop by to request a review or tour stop? I am currently CLOSED for review requests for ALL review requests due to time contraints. I have promotional openings for November through February open though so please reach out. Just please drop me an email with a polite request and if I'm interested I will reply.

♥ -- Rhi


SALE: Shatterproof by Cole McCade writing as Xen Sanders [+ Giveaway!]

Title: Shatterproof
Author: Xen Sanders (Cole McCade writing as)
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: September 5, 2016


Saint’s afraid to die. Grey can’t stand to live.

Grey Jean-Marcelin wants to die. He thought painting his passion—vivid portrayals of Haitian life and vodou faith—would be enough to anchor him to this world. But it isn’t. And when the mysterious man known only as Saint saves Grey from a suicide attempt, it’s more curse than blessing—until Grey discovers that Saint isn’t just an EMT. He’s a banished fae, and can only survive by draining the lives of those he loves.

All Saint needed was a simple bargain: one life willingly given for another. But as Saint’s feelings for Grey grow deeper, centuries of guilt leave him desperate to save a man who doesn’t want salvation, even if Grey’s life means Saint’s death.

When Grey’s depression consumes him, only he can decide if living is worth the struggle. Yet his choice may come too late to save his life . . . or Saint’s soul. And whatever choice he makes, it may shatter them both.

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Release Day: The Crossroads by Pamela Cook

Title: The Crossroads
Author: Pamela Cook
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2016


One family. Three women. Will the lies they tell and the secrets they hide lead to more heartache, or will fate bring them together before it's too late?

Rosier O'Shea dreams of seeing the world. But right now, the Outback hotel she inherited from her husband is falling down around her ears, her bank account is empty and family duty means she's staying put.

The only thing keeping Stephanie Bailey sane are the rides she takes on their sprawling property, even if the earth is red and barren as far as her eye can see. Drought has forced the sale of almost all their cattle and her husband is getting more and more distant. The last thing she needs is the complications her brother-in-law brings.

Sydney girl Faith Montgomery is single, out of work and at the age of 31 has just discovered she is adopted. Furious at being lied to for her entire life, she lands a job at the Crossroads Hotel so she can track down her biological mother without revealing who she is. When Cameron Bailey walks into the bar his curious blend of country charm and city savvy has her falling hard.

One family. Three Women. Will the lies they tell and the secrets they hide lead to more heartache of will fate bring them together before it's too late?

A story of deceit, betrayal and love that proves that in the end you can choose your family.

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Author Bio

Pamela writes Rural Women's Fiction. Her debut novel, Blackwattle Lake, was published by Hachette in December 2012 and her second, Essie's Way, in December 2013. Her third novel, Close To Home was released in July 2015. The Crossroads is due for release in December 2016

As the mother of three daughters Pamela takes a keen interest in women's issues and lives. She divides her time between the southern suburbs of Sydney and the beautiful south coast of NSW.

Pamela teaches creative writing workshops and online courses through her business Justwrite Publishing (http://www.justwrite.net.au/ ) and is especially passionate about encouraging beginning writers. She is a writer ambassador for Room to Read, an organisation that promotes literacy and gender equality in developing countries. Pamela loves to read, ride her horse Morocco, spend time with her family and, of course, write.

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Review: Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish by G.G. Andrew

Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish by G.G. Andrew

Note: Review copy received via NetGalley.
Romance, New Adult, Holiday
Digital/Print (110 pages, INDIE)
A zombie. A vampire. A witch. Nora Travers is none of these things.
But the former mean girl has to hide behind costumes if she wants to scare the pants off Brendan, the horror geek with the power to make or break her haunted house. Because Brendan is the nerd Nora used to torment in middle school. But now he's all grown up and so scary hot, even her zombie heart starts beating.
And he's looking a bit too long at her bloody fishnet stockings.
Nora has to be everything she's not this Halloween so she can hide her true self and terrify Brendan. Not to mention protect her heart.
Because what happens when he realizes she’s a monster behind the mask?
Author Site: website

Get in the Halloween spirit with this quick read! (4 stars)

Looking for a contemporary romance quick read? This New Adult Halloween novella is just the ticket!

I'll never find the idea of a bully growing up and then having a romance with the person they bullied truly believable, it's still a trope I kinda like. Nora is pretty ashamed of her middle school behavior but can't resist the hottie the kid she used to pick on has become. It's an oddly built story in that it takes place at a haunted house she works at but it's pretty fun if you want to get in the Halloween spirit.

While certainly not a life changing novella I really enjoyed Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish. I will definitely think about picking up more Halloween novellas from this author.


Review: Take Me Home by Lorelie Brown

Take Me Home (Belladonna Ink #2) by Lorelie Brown

Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.
Lesbian Romance, LGBT, Contemporary Romance
Digital (110 pages, RIPTIDE)
Thanksgiving arrives in one week and one day. Feeling hemmed in by parental expectations? Are they disappointed by your sapphic proclivities? I can help! The only pay I want is the holiday meal!
I didn’t know what I was looking for until I saw her Craigslist ad.
I love my family. I’m lucky to have them — well, most of them. But my aunt? I’m so tired of her giving my mom crap because I happen to be a lesbian. So one pink-haired tattoo artist pretending to be my girlfriend will annoy my Christian fundamentalist aunt right back and make my Thanksgiving perfect.
Only . . . Brooke turns out to be cuter and more complicated than I expected. And before you can say “yorkiepoo,” we kiss . . . and abduct a dog together. I want to keep them both — but Brooke isn’t the kind to be kept. Lucky for me, I’m the kind to chase what I want.
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The Belladonna Ink stories can be read in any order — jump in wherever you'd like!
Author Site: website

A triple-treat of sexy, sweet, and funny! (4 stars)

Who doesn't love the fake relationship trope? I've seen it done many ways but had yet to read one that was centered around a fake date for a holiday dinner with family. It's fun in movies so I figured it'd be even better as a book. I definitely got what I was looking for and then some.

Keighley and Brooke are such an enjoyable couple. They're very different from one another but in ways that make them a good match. I'm still fairly new to reading lesbian romances that have open-door love scenes but I feel confident saying that this physical side of the relationship was scorching. Outside of the sexual chemistry the pair have some awkward moments where I felt like the dialog was disjointed but I think a lot of it stems from the first-person, present-tense narrative style which I am notably not a fan of.

Overall, this was a wonderful mix of funny, sweet, and sexy that is perfect for reading around the holidays. I sat down and read it in one sitting and enjoyed it so much I immediately went and added the first Belldonna Ink book to my wishlist.


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