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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hello!!

Hey Loyal Followers!

Yes, I've been a bit on the quiet side these past few months.  Still having some slight computer issues, although it is much better then it was.  And, I was honestly just taking a little break from all the reading and reviewing and posting, etc. 

Now, though, I am ready to bring Cat's Reviews back to life and look forward to sharing many wonderful stories with you.

It's hard to believe October is almost over already!  Hope you all have a safe Happy Halloween!

Cat

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

REVEAL ME by Jennifer Probst. ★★★★★ GET YOUR COPY TODAY!


BOOK SUMMARY

A Special Crossover Release with Laura Kaye’s Theirs to Take.
A New Book in Blasphemy Series:
Two Hot Fantasies. One Night at Blasphemy.

What’s your secret desire for one perfect night?

Welcome to the mysterious FANTA-C agency where everything, and anything goes…

REVEAL ME:

One Masquerade Ball.

One Chance to Reveal Secret Desires.

One Fiery Encounter.

One Shot at Love.

Are you ready to reveal all?

A Man Who Knows What He Wants…
Leonardo Sinclair never expects to fall for the fierce yet vulnerable woman he meets at his friend’s masquerade party, or for her to disappear without a trace. When his cousins sign him up with the mysterious FANTA-C agency and he finds her back in his bed, this time Leo’s not about to let her go. But can he convince her she’s safe to reveal every hidden part of her soul before he loses her again?

A Woman Ready to Explore her Desires…
Scarlett Rose has never been tempted to explore her wilder side, but after years of being humiliated and emotionally abused by her ex, she’s finally ready to embrace her true self.  Safely hidden behind a mask, she attends a ball held in the famous Blasphemy club and meets a man who not only embraces, but demands her complete surrender. Once the mask is stripped away, will she be brave enough to trust him? Or will fear of reliving the past keep her from a whole new future?





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REVEAL ME by Jennifer Probst is LIVE! You can read it for FREE on KindleUnlimited. 




Don't miss the rest of the series here..


CATCH ME (Steele Brothers series, #1)

PLAY ME (Steele Brothers series, #2) 

DARE ME (Steele Brothers series, #3) 


BEG ME (Steele Brothers series, #4) 






CAT'S REVIEW

REVEAL ME by Jennifer Probst. WOWZA! This one is smokin' hot! Break out the fans! I was squirming in my seat the entire time I was reading! Ms. Probst certainly did an amazing job writing this tale - the sex scenes were over the top steamy but, in my opinion, still very tastefully done. As I was reading, I could envision each scene and feel the emotions and the sensations each character experienced. The story tells of Leo and Scarlett. Two people not necessarily searching for their soulmate but looking for a connection none the less. Each is moving after their night at this club but neither mentions it as it's supposed to be a one night only thing. Their chemistry is off the charts - Leo had me melting right alongside Scarlett. I adored how he cherished her and treated her with such care. Scarlett's vulnerability and strength shown through and I truly liked her character throughout. The story is more then just the BDSM scenes, and I really enjoyed these two and their struggle to find their paths. This tale has a bit of it all - love and lust, romance and relationships, and smiles and tears, then this is one tale you shouldn't miss. I haven't read the previous books in the series (and never felt lost) but I will be soon, no doubt. (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DELIRIOUS (M.S. Force) ★★★★★ is LIVE NOW!!


BOOK SUMMARY

As one of Hollywood’s hottest producers, Kristian Bowen is on top of the world. With the Quantum team is fresh off a clean sweep of awards season and looking ahead to the premiere of their new film, Insidious, Kristian’s life is exactly how he likes it, complete with a stable of willing subs to tend to his every desire. Until he attends the wedding of his friend and business partner Flynn Godfrey and meets AileenGifford, the close friend of Flynn’s new wife, Natalie. Since meeting Aileen five months ago, Kristian’s carefully cultivated life has changed in ways he never could’ve expected. Now Aileen and her children are moving to Los Angeles, and he’s not sure whether to be excited or terrified about his powerful feelings for the single mom…
Aileen is coming off the worst year of her life, spent battling breast cancer while taking care of two young children. When Natalie, Flynn and their other friends encourage Aileen to move to LA and work for Quantum, she jumps at the chance to give her family a fresh start. And with her off-the-charts attraction to Flynn’s business partner in the mix, the idea of living in LA becomes that much sweeter. Until everyone shows up to welcome her and the kids to their new home in LA—except Kristian.
He can’t avoid her forever, and when these two finally see each other again, sparks fly between the single mom and the producer with a past he’s kept hidden from everyone who matters to him. When that past rears its ugly head, will he run away from the woman he loves or turn to her for comfort in the storm? And will she prevail in convincing him that he can be himself, in every possible way, with her?
Kristian and Aileen’s long-awaited story is full of heat, heart and humor, as well as appearances from all the Quantum characters readers love!



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CAT'S REVIEW
DELIRIOUS by M.S. Force.  Wow!  Ms. Force certainly grabbed my attention with this one.  Yes, this is part of a series and it is book 6, but I have not been fortunate enough to have read the previous books yet - believe my, I will now though.  Throughout the entire read, I was fanning my self from the hotness of it, chuckling from the lightness of it and gritting my teeth from the angst of it.  There is an abundance of emotion and feeling that keeps the reader turning each page willingly, cheering for the main couple all the way.  Kristian and Aileen are about as far apart as two people could be but Cupid has a way with his arrow and these two are meant to be.  I adored Kristian.  His inner struggles had me cracking up often.  He's sexy, of course, but is much more then that.  He's caring and kind and gentle, yet deep down there's a sadness and a hardness that hurt my heart for him.  Aileen is a strong and independent single mom that is sweet and so full of goodness it made my heart glow.  Together they are smokin' hot and simply put, perfect for each other.   Their journey is an emotionally filled one that keeps the reader invested, both mentally and emotionally.  There is BDSM in the book, and while BDSM is not always my favorite choice for a tale, I found it tastefully done.  Ms. Force has a wonderful writing style too.  It's fluid and easy to follow.  There are many secondary characters whose stories were told in the previous, but I never felt lost or out of touch.  If anything, I now desperately want to read their stories too.   So happy I took a chance on this one and can't wait for more.  (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★



AUTHOR INFO AND FOLLOW LINKS
M.S. Force is the erotic alter-ego of New York Times bestselling author Marie Force. All three books in her initial Quantum Trilogy were New York Times bestsellers in 2015, and the Quantum Trilogy became the Quantum Series with Rapturous and Ravenous, with more to come!
Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold nearly 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Twitter @marieforce and on Facebook. Join one of Marie's many reader groups. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com. Subscribe to her new blog to hear the latest and greatest news, including giveaways and other great prizes. Go to the blog and enter your email address on the upper right-hand side.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

HER LAST GOODBYE (Melinda Leigh) ★★★★.5 Available NOW!


BOOK SUMMARY
Bestselling author Melinda Leigh revisits the small upstate New York town of Scarlet Falls with a spin-off series featuring former prosecutor Morgan Dane. Following the death of her husband in the Iraq war, Morgan returns to Scarlet Falls to heal for herself and her three young daughters. But just as she starts to rebuild her life—and find love again—a new tragedy strikes putting Morgan once again in harm’s way

Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls’ night out . . . and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband—also the prime suspect—hires Morgan to find his wife and prove his innocence.

 As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea’s family and is determined to find her. She teams up with private investigator Lance Kruger. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier their investigation gets. When Morgan is stalked by a violent predator, everything—and everyone—she holds dear is in grave danger.

Now, Morgan must track down a deranged criminal to protect her own family . . . but she won’t need to leave home to find him. She’s his next target. 


Praise for Melinda Leigh’s Say You’re Sorry 
“Complex characters, a web of small-town relationships, and intriguing legal details keep the pages turning and add depth to the growing relationship between Morgan and Lance as well as Morgan’s recovery from her husband’s death.” —Publishers Weekly 


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BOOK INFORMATION
HER LAST GOODBYE by Melinda Leigh Montlake Romance | On sale September 26, 2017 Paperback ISBN: 978-1542047968 | $9.99 US | 336 pages | Ebook ASIN: B06ZZW7G42 | $4.99 US

CAT'S REVIEW

HER LAST GOODBYE by Melinda Leigh.  Wow!  This one is filled with suspense and danger.  It's a white-knuckle edge of your seat thriller.  Ms. Leigh has a terrific knack for keeping the reader on their toes.  Every time I think I know who the bad buy is, boom, she throws in a twist that had me second guessing my choice.  Having met our heroine, Morgan, and Hero, Lance in SAY YOU'RE SORRY, it was nice to see them again and be familiar with them.  I enjoyed watching their relationship grow.  On that note, this is definitely more of a thriller then a romance but there's a sprinkle of love thrown throughout.  The story, while suspenseful, is also filled with the love and support of family.  While this the second book of the series, in my opinion, it is not necessary to read the first, however, it would give you some background to Morgan, Lance and several other prominent figures in the story.  I really enjoyed this and hope there will be future tales of the Morgan Dane series in the future.  (received ARC for honest review) 


★★★★.5


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A lifelong lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity when her youngest child entered first grade. During the next few years, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a novel, and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She’s also garnered Golden Leaf and Silver Falchion Awards, along with nominations for a RITA and three Daphne du Maurier Awards. Her other novels include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, She Can Kill, Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, Midnight Obsession, Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, Seconds to Live, and Say You’re Sorry. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate; teaches women’s self-defense; and lives in a messy house with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescue cats.



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Sunday, September 10, 2017

FUR FOX'S SAKE (Milly Taiden) ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!!



BOOK SUMMARY

Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pacific Northwest, the Shifters Undercover team works with man and beast to solve supernatural crimes. Tasked with unraveling mysteries that increasingly call into question the very DNA of shape-shifters, agents and mates alike must face startling truths and resist even stronger passion. Whether bear, panther, fox, or human, for the Shifters Undercover, the desire only intensifies, and the love only deepens.

 Marika Paters has an energy coursing through her that others can’t explain. Maybe it’s the curious fox that lies within that gives Marika joy in her work as a geneticist for the only forensic laboratory for animals. But while her research unravels mysteries—like startling new data that threatens to dismantle everything science knows about shifters—Marika has always felt incomplete, just another lonely shifter looking for her mate. 

Following a family tragedy, Fellowship Agent Devin Sonder believes he will never find love. But the panther inside knows his mate is out there somewhere—and he can’t give up. When the bodies of a senator and a mysterious dead wolf lead Devin to kind, playful Marika, he feels a powerful, magnetic attraction . . . even though their personalities clash. 

With more dead wolves found, Marika makes a revolutionary discovery about the origin of the beasts. Together with Devin, she races to find out who could be creating shifters—and why. But can the fierce alpha panther and the fiery, driven fox put their carnal desire aside to hunt down the mastermind before more shifters die?


Praise for Milly Taiden’s Shifters Undercover Series 

"There is absolutely nothing like the thrill of savoring the indisputable brilliance and delicious indulgence of a high caliber author like Milly Taiden who can awaken so many complex emotions in a way that is more exhilarating then frustrating...This book is a million times better to enjoy and savor then the finest piece of dark chocolate." —The Wonderings of One Person on Bearly in Control 




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CAT'S REVIEW
FUR FOX'S SAKE by Milly Taiden.    Marika and Devin, our lovely couple in this tale, could not be two different people.  He's a neat freak and she's a free spirit and just a bit on the messy side.  I truly enjoyed when they discover they are mates and how they face it.  The plot kept me interested too.  It was interesting and intriguing the "scientific" method of becoming a shifter.  Ms. Taiden writes that part well that almost had me believing it's real! :)  I would recommend reading book one as it certainly can help clarify a few things.  If you enjoy paranormal shifter stories that have some danger/suspense, but are on the lighter side too, this one is for you.  Ms. Taiden had me smiling and successfully created a feel good story that made me want more.  On that note, this tale is a standalone but it does leave the story plot unfinished, not Marika and Devin but the story as a whole.  (received ARC for honest review)


★★★★




AUTHOR INFO AND FOLLOW LINKS


Milly Taiden is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous series, including the Paranormal Dating Agency, the Sassy Mates books, and the Federal Paranormal Unit novels. Milly loves writing sexy stories so hot they sizzle your e-reader. When her curvy humans meet their furry alphas, inhibitions give way to animal instincts—and carnal desire. 

Milly lives in Florida with her husband, children, and spunky dogs, Needy Speedy and Stormy. She is addicted to shoes, Dunkin’ Donuts, and chocolate and is aware she’s bossy. Visit her online at www.millytaiden.com. 








BOOK INFORMATION

FUR FOX’S SAKE by Milly Taiden Montlake Romance | On sale April 25, 2017 Paperback ISBN: 978-1477848623 | $9.99 US | 210 pages | Ebook ASIN: B01N0BW7EU | $3.99 US




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"Say You're Sorry" (Melinda Leigh) ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!


BOOK SUMMARY

Bestselling author Melinda Leigh revisits the small upstate New York town of Scarlet Falls with a new spin-off series featuring former prosecutor Morgan Dane. Following the death of her husband in the Iraq war, Morgan returns to Scarlet Falls to heal and to rebuild a life for herself and her three young daughters. But before her new job as an assistant DA even begins, a murder strikes close to home, bringing more tragedy into her world…and setting her on a different path to winning justice. 

Praise for "Say You’re Sorry"

“Leigh masters every aspect of a thriller, and with every book sets the crime fiction bar higher.” —USA Today 

“Another winner from Melinda Leigh! Say You're Sorry showcases Leigh’s talent for blending mystery, romance, and nail-biting suspense.” —Laura Griffin, New York Times bestselling author

After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder. 

Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.



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BOOK INFORMATION
SAY YOU’RE SORRY by Melinda Leigh Montlake Romance | On sale May 16, 2017 Paperback ISBN: 978-1503948709 | $9.99 US | 336 pages | Ebook ASIN: B01M7XPGYE | $4.99 US



CAT'S REVIEW
SAY YOU'RE SORRY by Melinda Leigh.  In this tale, we are introduced to Morgan Dane, a lawyer working for the District Attorney's office.  She's a widowed, single mom that is trying to find the balance between work and family.  I liked her a lot - she's tough and wants to fight for what is right, but underneath, she's vulnerable and still reeling from her husband's passing.  Lance is a former police officer, now a private investigator.  Having known Morgan for many years, they will now work together to find the truth.  Ms. Leigh certainly fills this story with twists and turns.  Every time I thought I knew who the bad guy was, I was wrong!  It kept me turning the page to see who it was and what might happen next.  The story has danger and suspense with a sprinkle of romance thrown in.  If that's you're cup of tea, don't miss out on this one.  (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★



AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS


Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A lifelong lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity when her youngest child entered first grade. During the next few years, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a novel, and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She’s also earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations and a Golden Leaf Award. Her other novels include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, She Can Kill, Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, Midnight Obsession, Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, and Seconds to Live. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate; teaches women’s self-defense; and lives in a messy house with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescue cats.






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Saturday, September 9, 2017

"Claiming Alexis" (Susan Stoker) ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!



BOOK SUMMARY

Sometimes love is right in front of your face.
Nothing is more important to Blake Anderson than the work he does with his brothers at Ace Security. At least that’s what he thinks until he meets the fiercely independent Alexis Grant. The security firm’s new intern pushes all his buttons—and makes his temperature rise. But giving in to temptation might be risky business.

Alexis can tell that Blake has his doubts about her ability to commit. But while most people look at her and see only a flighty rich girl, she knows he sees much more. Determined to prove herself to Blake, Alexis jumps at the chance to work undercover. And when her case takes a dangerous turn, she puts her trust—and her heart—in his hands.

Now, as Alexis digs into the deadly secrets of a local gang, Blake will lay everything on the line to protect the woman he’s come to love.



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CAT'S REVIEW
"Claiming Alexis" by Susan Stoker.  Ms. Stoker has a knack for taking a story, filling it with emotion and conveying that emotion through the written word to the reader.  I felt everything that our lovely couple, Blake and Alexis, felt as they ventured on their journey.  Blake, a strong and super sexy Hero, isn't shy to share his feelings.  I loved that.  Too often, characters, especially the males, hide from their true feelings of love and the depths of that love.  Alexis is such a mix - she's strong on the outside but oh so vulnerable on the inside.  Growing up in a rich family, others have labeled her the rich girl and treated her as if she has no feelings and money is her only worth.  I liked Alexis and her willingness to try to venture beyond her comfort zone and help others.    Together, they are a sweet couple that I believed were in love.  The plot is also filled with some tense moments.  Ms. Stoker certainly knows how to keep the reader on the edge too.  There are some not so nice guys in this story that will do whatever they want to get what they want.   If you are looking for a story that has love and a touch of sweet, but filled with danger too, then "Claiming Alexis" is the one for you.  This is book two of the series but it can be read as a standalone, however, I highly recommend "Claiming Grace" (book one) as it is another story that kept me wishing I could read faster!  (received ARC for honest review)
★★★★


AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS


New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in. 

Don't miss out on any of Ms. Stoker's future works.   
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