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Both books are fantastic!

Rants and Raves by KaLyn Cooper

Want a Taste of Captivated in Cancun?

Captivated in Cancun-HighRes (2)Click on the cover and read the first chapter. 🙂

Check out my website for details about my research and an excerpt. Click HERE.

Only $3.99.

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Check out my website for details about my research (which was extensive) and an excerpt. Click HERE.

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Audiobook Review: MY DARING HIGHLANDER by Vonda Sinclair

Eileen’s reviews are always so insightful.

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My Daring HighlanderTitle: My Daring Highlander
Author: Vonda Sinclair
Genre: Historical Romance, Scottish
Story Setting: Scotland, 1619
Pages: 289
Published Date: March 29, 2013
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Narrated by: Dave Gillies
Length: 11 hours, 2 minutes
Release Date: December 30, 2015
Published by: Vonda Sinclair

The Highland Adventure Series (in audiobook) :
My Fierce Highlander
My Wild Highlander
My Brave Highlander
My Daring Highlander

Highland Adventure Series: All books are standalone books although interrelated. (ecopy links of digital book Amazon)
My Fierce Highlander, Book 1, EPIC Award Winner
My Wild Highlander, Book 2  National Readers’ Choice Award Winner
My Brave Highlander, Book 3
My Daring Highlander, Book 4
My Notorious Highlander, Book 5
My Rebel Highlander, Book 6
My Captive Highlander, Book 7

Publisher’s Summary: Beautiful and fiercely protective of those she loves, Lady Seona Murray captured Keegan MacKay’s attention…

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The White Iris ~ Susanne Matthews

Love Susanne Matthews’ books!


The White Iris_optThe White Iris is the third book and final book in the Harvester Series. While all three books can be read and enjoyed on their own, reading the three books in order will add to your reading enjoyment.

Book One, The White Carnation, begins the hunt for a serial killer kidnapping pregnant women, murdering them, and then vanishing with the newborn infants. But there is much more to the crime than the detectives on the case can possibly imagine.

Book Two, The White Lily, continues the hunt, but the Harvester is angry, determined to reclaim what he sees as his, not caring how many have to die for him to achieve his goal.

About The White Iris

Time’s running out for Special Agent Trevor Clark and his FBI task force. They’re no closer to uncovering the identity of the Prophet, a dangerous serial killer who has been murdering…

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Book Review: Secrets & Lies by Susanne Matthews

Secrets and Lies by Susanne Matthews

Secrets and Lies

Publisher & Release Date: Self-Published, November 16, 2015

Time and setting: Present Day, Braden, Iowa

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Length:  340 pages

Heat Level: 1 Sweet Heart

Rating: 4.5 Gold Crowns

Book Description: 

DEA agent, Emily Shepherd, is after the Chef, a crystal meth cook, who sets up labs for the Mexican cartel and walks away—the same man responsible for the deaths of her husband and unborn child. Her search leads her to Braden, Iowa, a small town just right for the Chef’s specialty. But identifying her quarry won’t be easy when she’s up against a woman who sees her as a threat, a male chauvinistic deputy sheriff, and an attractive school principal who might just be at the center of it all.

 Jackson Harris has sworn off women. Life is satisfactory, if lonely until he meets a hazel-eyed damsel in distress who gets under his skin, and triggers that protective instinct of his. There’s a killer in town, one who may or may not be a notorious drug lord. Finding him, and keeping his town, his students, and Emily safe may be harder than he thinks.

 Love is breaking out in Braden, Iowa. Follow all the romance with this collection of stories. Secrets and Lies is part of the Hearts of Braden Series, a multi-author series Secrets and Lies stands alone for your reading enjoyment, but the story doesn’t need to end there.

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Vikki’s Musings

Once I read one of Susanne Matthews’ books, I was hooked. Her writing style flows beautifully across the page, her pacing is always superb. She pulls me into the story from the beginning and hold me enthralled until the last. When I received a request from the author to read Secrets and Lies in exchange for an honest review, I immediately accepted. As always, this book had me sitting on the edge of my seat at times and pulled at my heart strings.

DEA agent, Emily Jacobson Shepherd goes undercover to find the Meth cooker, known as the chef. It’s reported he is setting up operations in Braden, Iowa. Emily and the chef go way back. He was responsible for the death of her husband and her unborn child, along with coming close to taking her life as well, leaving her permanently disabled.

When Jackson Harris comes to the aid of a young woman, little does he know she’s the nutritionist sent to implement the Healthy Living Initiative for his school. The attraction is fierce between them, but when murders start happening, he wonders if he can protect the woman he is falling in love with, or will the chef get to her first?

I really liked Emily’s character from the start. Her tragic backstory, which Ms. Matthews expertly weaves into Secrets and Lies, gains my empathy right away. She is a strong woman, determined to bring down the chef at all costs. She does not let the loss she suffered that left her crippled to keep her from accomplishing her goal. Ms. Matthews writing is so moving, it brought tears to my eyes when I learned what had happened to her and her family.

Jackson is a great hero. He’s strong, good looking, determined to protect his school and loyal to his friends. Even though Emily tries to keep him at arm’s length, he burrows his way under her defenses. Although he has good reason to be leery of secretive women, he looks below the surface to the loving and caring woman Emily is, and he is determined to earn her trust.

I truly loved Secret and Lies. The only thing I would have liked to have seen is a little stronger finish. While is does have a happy ending, it felt a bit rushed to me. However, the rest of the book is so strong, it deserves a great rating. If you enjoy stories of intrigue and suspense with a bit of a mystery, then you will love this book. Happy reading!

Hot SEALs Are Here!

Claimed by a SEAL by KaLyn Cooper is fantastic!

Rants and Raves by KaLyn Cooper

There are 11 new Hot SEALs Kindle Worlds books available NOW! Including Claimed by a SEAL by KaLyn Cooper and it’s only $ 1.99. Click HERE to get your eBook copy.

Claimed cover w KW logoHere’s a little teaser:

“What’s up with all the facial hair?” Zane pointed out Jeff’s full beard and moustache. “If I’d seen you walking around Fleet Week I would have tracked you.”

“Hey, that’s profiling,” Jeff retorted.

Zane laughed. “That’s my job. You look like a fucking terrorist.”

At that, Jeff smiled. “Good. That’s my new job.”


Three years ago, Stacie Vandercoy was stuck undercover in Iraq for six months with Jeff “Rock Star” Lennon, the arrogant SEAL who thought he was God’s gift to women. But he couldn’t have her. Fraternization is against the rules. And still is as they infiltrate home-grown terrorism in Norfolk, Virginia. Can she continue to resist him? Does she have to?


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10 New Hot SEALs Coming Jan. 26

Claimed by a Seal is an awesome read!

Rants and Raves by KaLyn Cooper

Claimed-by-a-SEAL-mockup3I am so excited to be part of Cat Johnson’s Hot SEALs Kindle World January 26th release!

All books in the Hot SEALs Kindle World  include characters from her Hot SEALs.  See the list below so you can meet Cat Johnson’s heroes. Several appear in Claimed by a SEAL.

Claimed by a SEALwill release NEXT Tuesday, January 26th along with 9 awesome authors. See the list of NEW books below. 

About Claimed by a SEAL
Three years ago, Stacie Vandercoy was stuck undercover in Iraq for six months with Jeff “Rock Star” Lennon, the arrogant SEAL who thought he was God’s gift to women. But he couldn’t have her. Fraternization is against the rules. And still is as they infiltrate home-grown terrorism in Norfolk, Virginia. Can she continue to resist him? Does she have to?

Jeff Lennon had been forced to do things he didn’t like as a Navy…

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Book & Audio Review: Intimate Enemies by Joan Swan

Intimate Enemies by Joan Swan

(Covert Affairs, Book 1)

Intimate Enemies by Joan Swan

Publisher & Release Date: Cygnet Books, November 9, 2013

Time and setting: Present Day, Baja, Mexico

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic/Romantic SuspenseLength:  362 pages

Heat Level: 3 Flames

Rating: 5 Gold Crowns

Book Description: 

She is on a quest for answers; answers that could just get her killed.

 Six months after the mysterious yacht explosion that killed Cassie Christo’s mother and stepbrother, authorities still have no answers to the cause. Searching for closure, Cassie returns to her childhood home on the Pacific Coast of Baja, Mexico, where she launches her own investigation into the accident. She never expected to find an adversary in the man who had once touched her heart with kindness in her darkest moment.

 Rio’s been fantasizing about reconnecting with Cassie for months. But not here and sure as hell not now. As an undercover agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he’s working the biggest sting operation in all of northern Mexico, and he definitely doesn’t have time for the wild attraction he feels for Cassie.

 Not only is his cover on the line, so is his heart. Because as the end of a yearlong operation draws closer, Rio knows if he tells Cassie the truth about who and what he is, it won’t only jeopardize his mission, it may result in him losing her forever. And if he doesn’t, his lies and deception could get them both killed.

Buy Links:

 Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/Intimate-Enemies-Covert-Affairs-Book-ebook/dp/B008MXK3L8/

Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Intimate-Enemies-Audiobook/B00IK4L494

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Vikki’s Musings

I recently read Reckless by Skye Jordan and thoroughly enjoyed it. I discovered she also writes as Joan Swan and when I read the book description for Intimate Enemies, I was intrigued. Since it also had the audio version, I downloaded it. I am so glad I found this book!

The story pulled me in from the first scene and kept me glued to my seat until the end. The pacing is very fast with lots of action and highly emotion. This is an excellent romantic suspense novel. Ms. Swan’s vivid description of the Baja area is excellent, giving an idea what it must be like to live there with the gangs and drug cartels ruling the streets.

I liked Cassie’s character, even though at times, she didn’t make  the best decisions, especially when it came to her safety. She is fearless to the point she puts her life in danger and the man who is supposed to be protecting her. I could feel her anguish over her mother and step-brothers’ deaths keenly. Her compassion for her cousin, her desire to help the poor, makes her a great heroine.

Now, Rio Santana is everything I love in a book boyfriend. He’s tall, dark and handsome as sin. He’s brave, loyal and determined to keep Cassie safe, even when she rushes in where angels fear to tread. I love a warrior character archetype and Rio fits it perfectly. And when you add in some bad boy, it’s enough to make a girl reach for her fan!

Intimate Enemies is an emotionally-charged love story. I could feel the sexual tension between Rio and Cassie in every scene. The love scenes are erotic, yet they are not all about the sex. The love growing between Cassie and Rio jumped off the page.

I listened to the audio version, and I really liked Christa G. Lewis. She reads with a great deal of emotion and tension radiated in her voice during the suspenseful scenes. I particularly enjoyed all the accents, and her voice tone for Rio is perfection. I will certainly look for other books narrated by her.

If you love erotic romances with lots of action and suspense, and a romantic love story, then you will love Intimate Enemies as much as I did. While this is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Swan, it will not be the last. Happy reading!

Look Who Dropped By Today: Vikki McCombie

Living the Dream

This morning, it’s my pleasure to bring back an author whose books are among my favorites. Vikki McCombie is a talented multigenre author whom you might remember from previous visits here under her pen names, Vikki Vaught and V.L.Edwards.  This morning, she’s here to introduce you to her newest romance: A New Beginning, a sweet, inspirational, clean contemporary romance that will touch your heart.

Take it away, Vikki.

About the book:

A new beginning or a life stuck in the past?

When grief pulls her liVikkiCover-draft5fe apart, will she seek a new beginning, or will fear keep her from finding a forever kind of love?

Can her new infant son and a friendship with a naval officer offering more, give her the chance for a new beginning?

Dare she risk her heart to find a new beginning?

Cover Blurb:

On the day Nanci discovers she’s going to have a baby…

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A New Beginning by Vikki Vaught

Thanks, KaLyn!

Rants and Raves by KaLyn Cooper

VikkiCover-draft5Vikki Vaught is such a versatile author. She writes sexy to sweet,  historical to contemporary. Her newest release, A New Beginning for Nanci, is a novel because of me. See, Vikki is my critique partner and she gave me part of this beautiful love story as a novella. I am so happy she decided to expand it into this heartwarming novel! 

On the day Nanci discovers she’s going to have a baby, she receives the devastating news every Navy SEAL’s wife never wants to hear. Her husband’s death sends her into the depths of despair. As she struggles to accept, she’s grateful for the support from the officer assigned to her.

Will she turn to God letting Him show her the path to a new beginning, or will fear of loving and losing keep her locked in the past?

When Lt. Daniel Foster’s appointed to assist a SEAL’s widow, the…

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