Friday, September 30, 2016

Virginia Kelly's TAKE A CHANCE ON ME Giveaway Blast
When you are on the run for your life - WHO CAN YOU TRUST?
Enter to win eBooks One and Two from the 
Florida Sands Romantic Mystery Series

Take a Chance On Me
by Virginia Kelly
Series: Florida Sands Romantic Suspense - Book 3
Publisher: Virginia Kelly (September 12, 2016)
Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 242 pages
Available from: Amazon

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She has a target on her back...only he can save her

An injury robbed Delta Force Operator Bobby Alvarez's memories of the mission that left a brother-in-arms dead. He blames himself, and until his memory returns, he won’t stop questioning his abilities. On leave, he’s forced to use the skills and sixth sense that failed to keep his team safe.

Melanie Mackenzie overheard a powerful U.S. senator admit to murder, and now he’s set her up to take the fall. With overwhelming evidence against her for murder and treason, she’s on the run from the senator's hitmen and the FBI. There’s no one she can trust, and even the stranger she meets on the beach seems more threat than salvation—until the hitmen find her.

Working together to clear her name, Bobby and Mel race to stay ahead of the killers, but the simmering desire between them may be danger in disguise. Because Bobby’s keeping a secret that could end any chance at happiness…and lead them both into a death trap.

Secrets, murder, treason, and fiery passion. Who can you trust?



Florida Sands Romantic Suspense Series

Against The Wind
Book 1
by Virginia Kelly

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Publication Date: April 25, 2012
Publisher: Virginia Kelly
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 180 pages
Available From: Amazon


A hurricane
Category 3 Hurricane Nell, powerful, deadly, life-changing, slams into the Florida Gulf Coast

A man on the run
FBI Special Agent Michael Alvarez, falsely accused of fraud and murder, is determined to clear his name and survive attempts on his life, even if it means depending on

The woman who rejected him
Society girl Blair Davenport refused Michael’s marriage proposal six years ago, knowing she couldn't cope with the secrets and dangers of his career. Now she has a chance to make it up to him, but neither can ignore

The passion that still blazes between them
Despite the past, they're tempted more than ever, and there's

A relentless pursuer
Blair's brother, FBI Special Agent Drew Davenport, hot on Michael's trail, won’t let a hurricane stop him. Is he simply doing his job? Or is he behind the attempts on Michael’s life?

An emotional adventure of romance and suspense, AGAINST THE WIND proves that second chances can be passionate--and deadly.

Against The Wind
Against the Wind by Virginia Kelly is a romantic suspense that starts out of the gate with gale force winds and builds to a crescendo of danger, raging emotions and a fight beat the odds against both man and nature. Ms. Kelly has vividly drawn each chaotic scene, placing the reader in the midst of the storm that is raging and the romantic tension that is building between Michael and Blair. Her characters are strong, full of resolve and determined to take the second chance at love that is offered, but first they must survive.

Well written, with a blistering pace, high flying romance and the proverbial fight of good versus evil, Against the Wind is a wonderful romantic suspense that begs to be read!

Just One Look
Book 2
by Virginia Kelly

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Publication Date: April 11, 2014
Publisher: Virginia Kelly
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 118 pages
Available from: Amazon


Just One Look
Sometimes that's all it takes…

FBI Special Agent Drew Davenport, still recovering from a life-threatening wound after a disastrous shootout, doesn’t have time to be serious about any woman. But Mia Alvarez, with her down-to-earth warmth, leaves him blind-sided.

A painful experience crushed Mia’s belief in love. The last thing she needs is an entanglement with Drew, whose sister is marrying her brother. And certainly not when she’s keeping a major secret. Despite her misgivings, forced proximity and overwhelming attraction lead to passion.

When Mia's secret shows up in the form of a stalker, Drew’s determined to protect her. Can he overcome his fear of failing again when emotions get in the way? And while Mia trusts Drew with her safety, can she trust in love when it happens with just one look?

Just One Look is a stand-alone companion novel to Against the Wind

Just One Look
Talented author Virginia Kelly blends action, romance, and suspense into a fevered frenzy in Just One Look and she makes it look easy! Creating a beautiful backdrop for love and danger, Ms. Kelly has paired intrigue with passion and need that practically flies of the pages. Drew and Mia are wonderful characters, both intelligent and mature, no angst-filled romantic drama, just the insecurity of new love and doubts from the past. With a cast of supporting characters that add just the right touch of humor and darkness, as well as the sound of wedding bells in the background, and danger in the forefront, Just One Look is magnetic!

 Virginia's first story involved a mouse that hitched a ride with Paul Revere. She was eleven. A bit later and bit more organized, dreams of romance (with a happily ever after), adventure, and danger came together to produce To the Limit, her RWA Golden Heart nominated novel. She writes about dangerous heroes (sexy, gorgeous ones, of course!) and the adventurous women willing to take a chance on them. An academic librarian, Virginia is a native of Peru and lives in Florida with her family.

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To celebrate the release of TAKE A CHANCE ON ME,
Virginia Kelly is giving away an eCopy of AGAINST THE WIND & JUST ONE LOOK to
One Lucky Winner!
International where allowed
Ends October 11, 2016 @ 11:59PM
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She knew she could make the world revolve around her
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The Narcissist: A Dark Journey
by Jon D. Zimmer

Publisher: Pronoun (July 5, 2016)
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Genre: Dark Fiction
Print Length: 260 pages
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Charlotte Prentice is beautiful, intellectual and dangerous. She will do whatever it takes to achieve the adoration and success she desires.

Who is this woman whose beauty is only overshadowed by her intellect?

Charlotte herself doesn’t know.

Outwardly, she is a woman who fights against discrimination and poverty, an advocate of education and freedom. To the onlooker, Charlotte is perfection. But on the inside, there is something darker lurking, something that pushes her single-minded plans forward without empathy.

She and her ilk are the scourge of our society, driven to success to satisfy their needs at any cost. They are the business leaders and politicians who woo us with deceit and shallow promises. Sometimes we are amused by them. Other times we are stricken by them. But make no mistake: they are not amusing; they are calculating and dangerous.

Is she guilty of her crimes, or the victim of the ills of society? In The Narcissist: A Dark Journey, the reader is both judge and jury where Charlotte Prentice is concerned.

 The Narcissist: A Dark Journey by Jon D. Zimmer
The Narcissist: A Dark JourneyShe knew she could make the world revolve around her if she wanted. Even as a child Charlotte knew she had to be adored and worshipped and she grew up knowing she would be prettier, smarter, hold more power and wealth than those around her. She was her own greatest fan and no price was too great for others to pay and nothing was beneath her devious devices and machinations. Charlotte was a force to be reckoned with when she set her sights on her next target or goal. Will all of her achievements finally make her happy with herself or will she never be satisfied, always needing more?

Jon D. Zimmer’s The Narcissist dissects the life and times of a young woman whose personal insecurities are silenced only when she is taking from others for her own benefit while appearing to be an angel of mercy to the unsuspecting masses. Mr. Zimmer has hit his stride with this one! Intriguing, dark and gritty, one emotionally disconnected woman finds that the more she has, the more she wants and the words, “I have enough,” will never fall from her lips or be felt in her heart.

While Charlotte is the main character of this tale, it would be a stretch to call her the heroine, except in her own twisted way of thinking. From an eight-year-old girl who manipulates the near death of a neighbor’s dog to teenage manipulations to using her body and her brains to manipulate men of power, even the deaths of those she has ruined will not cause her to stop. Did I like Charlotte, no, but I did feel sorry for her diseased mind. Then again, I felt even worse for the innocents she destroyed along the way to her supposed grandeur. Is it possible that Charlotte pulled the wool over the eyes of so many? Clearly, yes, because the bigger the ego and success, the lonelier it gets at the top, the easier it is to deceive those who think they cannot be fooled.

Interesting, well-written and certainly thought-provoking as we look to ourselves for similar behavior in day to day interactions. Does that make us the monster that Charlotte hides within, too?

I received this copy from Jon D. Zimmer in exchange for my honest review.

When I started college I majored in English. I wanted to be a writer. I had written several short stories when I was eighteen, and felt like I was about to join the hallowed halls of Shakespeare and Hemmingway, but reality seems to have a way of trumping fantasy. I got married, changed my major to business, and had a successful career. However I didn't like the cold world of profits at all cost, particularly human cost.
As soon as I was able I retired and left that dispassionate world and began to write. To me writing was a pathway of expression, of sharing the ideas and emotions that we all feel, of creating characters and events that the reader can relate too. And I didn't limit myself to any particular genre. I wrote "The Trinity Pact", a spiritual book, "The Cozy Place", a murder mystery, "An American Dynasty", historical, "The Secret Invasion, Book One of the God Chronicles", a fantasy, and my latest novel "The Narcissist-A Dark Journey", A psychological thriller.
Though they were different genres, I was able to express the human condition at its best, and at its worst. In "The Cozy Place" A consuming love begat a serial killer. Love at its worst, however we all sometimes show our love in less than a loving way. We abuse, physically and psychologically, we deceive and we lie to those we love, and when we do it… we wish we hadn't, as sometimes it takes more than a life time to make it up.
In "An American Dynasty" I took an American family through four generations of American history to depict the absolute role that politics and wealth play in the life's that we lead. Throughout history wealth has been able to control, in many instances enslave populations. It could happen here and now…to us. I love politics.
My latest novel, "The Narcissist-A Dark Journey" is a psychological trip through the psyche of one Charlotte Prentice. She literally has everything, beauty, intellect, wealth, and yet she is a very dangerous person. She is someone we all know, or know of, and in ourselves. She and her ilk are dispassionately driven to success, and are our scourge. But in this novel I have left any guilt up to the reader. What would you have done?
I am almost finished with "Book Two of the God Chronicles", a fantasy in the event humankind continues after this life. In this new life I have tried to remove all of the reasons for our really bad, nasty habits. There is no requirement for sustenance, there is no celebrity, no gender, no sickness, but I am really challenged, even with all of those things that cause us to do those naughty bad things, to eliminate the nature of humanity. But I think I have. That's the beauty of writing.   

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Engaged in Danger
A Jamie Quinn Mystery
by Barbara Venkataraman

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Jamie Quinn Mysteries - Book 4
Publication Date: September 11, 2015
Publisher: Barbara Venkataraman
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Print Length: 242 pages
Available from: Amazon
Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn--her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy--but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn't Jamie just leave well enough alone?

Engaged in Danger by Barbara Venkataraman
(Jamie Quinn Mysteries Book 4)

Engaged in Danger: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Mysteries Book 4)Hang on for more from Jamie Quinn, whose life is going pretty well, if you don’t include the fact that her man is off for the thrills of the world down under for three months, (three LONG months) and just maybe she has hurt her best friend with that runaway mouth. Then again, business is good, Hollywood, FL is predictable, well, if you don’t count the wealthy woman seeking a divorce from one of the state’s biggest high profile cheating jerks. That should fill the coffers, well, but this jerk just happens to be a high profile attorney, himself.

It was this high profile divorce that will send Jamie on a perilous journey where she will discover a money laundering operation, secret accounts and what really happened when one of her closest friend’s sister and brother-in-law died in a mysterious plane crash.

Welcome to a cozy mystery that will NOT leave you afraid of your shadow or the guy wearing a black trench coat in the rain. Barbara Venkataraman’s Engaged in Danger is filled with twists, turns and one feisty female attorney who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, even in the quiet town of Hollywood. Peppered with humor, great one-liners, and a few harrowing moments, as well as a ton of surprises from her quirky sidekicks, there’s always a great ending that will leave you smiling and just a little reluctant to return to the real world.

I received this copy from Barbara Venkataraman in exchange for my honest review.


Award-winning author, Barbara Venkataraman, is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law and debt collection.

She is the author of: The Jamie Quinn mysteries; "Teatime with Mrs. Grammar person", "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy; a humorous short story entitled, "If You'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place"; and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course" and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of the "Quirky Essays for Quirky People" series. Both books of humorous essays won the prestigious "Indie Book of the Day" award.

Coming soon, "Jeopardy  in July"--the next Jamie Quinn mystery! 

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