The Warmest Winter by James Gordon (Greatest Poet Alive)

The Warmest Winter by James Gordon (Greatest Poet Alive)

The Warmest Winter by James Gordon (Greatest Poet Alive)

A collage of a grisly murder, rampant adultery, questionable alibis, and heart halting truths heat up what is normally the frosty season of Chicago. Attorney James Gordon is thrust with the unenviable task of trying prove his friend’s innocence in a crime that defies the definition of horrible, while also combating his own demons. Chicago has never been this warm during the Winter.

Lately I have been on a psychological thriller/suspense kick so I was excited to read James Gordon’s first work of fiction. Gordon is a well-known poet so this was a complete change of pace for him. The book starts with a bang as a mother and her children are found murdered and the husband is the prime suspect.

The first half of the book moves at an exciting pace as the story is focused on the investigation surrounding Miles (the husband) and his lawyer, James. At one point you think you have it figured it out and that Miles is the murderer but then Gordon throws in a twist. With the twists came the introduction of new characters and the story went a little left of center.

I am giving the book 3 stars instead of 4 because there were a few issues that the editor should have caught. The issues did not distract from the overall storyline. The Warmest Winter was fast paced and a respectable debut for a poet delving into the world of fiction writing.


My Hunger by Lisa Renee Jones Review & Giveaway

My Hunger by Lisa Renee Jones

My Hunger by Lisa Renee Jones

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, an Inside Out series e-short told from Mark’s point of view, as he battles his all-consuming desire for Crystal.

Devastated by Rebecca’s death, Mark is facing the chaos of the press and the police investigation alone, his reputation, his business, and even his freedom under threat. When a family emergency sends him back east to New York, he puts Crystal—who’s as capable as she is challenging—in charge of his San Francisco art gallery. A Master, all about control, right now he feels that he has none. With his secret sex club and his relationships of the past in the spotlight, Mark finds sanctuary in the one place he promised he would never be again—but cannot seem to resist Crystal’s arms.

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I was drawn in from the very first paragraph of My Hunger. It is the journey of Mark and what happens after Rebecca’s disappearance. Enter Crystal. She is different than the woman Mark normally deals with and because of that their interaction is quite amusing to read. Even though, it is stated that this novella can be read as a standalone I found myself thinking I should have read the other books in the series so I could completely understand what was going on. My Hunger is a short tale woven with intensity, suspense, and some heat. Jones is definitely a talented writer and this book would have been rated a 5, but the ending just left me hanging. And, now I am trying to find the time to read all of the previous books in this series and am anxiously awaiting to find out what happens next with Mark!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of My Hunger in exchange for an honest review.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today and USA Today lists.

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Four Score (Gypsy Brothers,#4) by Lili St. Germain Review & Giveaway

Title: Four Score (Gypsy Brothers,#4)

Author: Lili St. Germain

Release Date: May 26, 2014


Four Score by Lili St. Germain

Four Score by Lili St. Germain

Love and hate aren’t all that different.

Two sides of the same coin, the yin and the yang.

Once upon a time, Jason Ross loved me. And now that he knows what I’ve done, I see the love and the hate warring within him.

I see the way he looks at me.

The way he wonders how I could do the things I’ve done.

I hear it in the way he begs me to stop, to leave this life and run away with him.

But there’s only one way I’m leaving LA.

And that’ll be when Dornan and the rest of his sons are dead and buried.

Jase might forgive me for what I’ve done.

But will he forgive me for the crimes I’m yet to commit?


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This series keeps getting better and better with each book! I am completely amazed by how much action is packed within each novella. It almost like peeling an onion because with each installment, we receive more information into the revenge plot.

But, this book finally gave me what I was wanting – Jase and Juliette’s story. This book says forget the action and instead it focuses on their relationship and backstory. I can’t even begin to explain what it was like to read Four Score. It was different than the previous installments as there was more emotional depth and while Juliette might seem torn between two guys, the clear choice to me is Jase!

And, the last page of the book. Holy cow ish!!!! Why are you so cruel Lili St. Germain??? Three Years can’t be released soon enough!!!

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Lili writes dark erotica and NA. Her debut serial novel, Seven Sons, is was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband, good coffee, hanging at the beach and running. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.






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