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Degrees Of Love Book by Lisa Slabach


Book Details:

Book Title: Degrees of Love: A Novel by Lisa Slabach
Category: Adult Fiction, 344 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Bookbaby
Release date: Dec 1, 2017
Tour dates: Jan 3 to 31, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Adult themes including infidelity, occasional F-word, non-explicit sex scenes)

Book Description:

At thirty-six, Susan Sinclair has it all. She’s just been promoted to Senior Vice President of Mobile Banking at her firm, a prestigious position bringing fresh creative challenges and a hefty salary increase. Like the shiny new BMW in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she shares with her husband, Matt, and their two beautiful boys, Susan exudes confidence and style.

Yet despite her success in juggling the roles of wife, mother, and businesswoman, Susan struggles with a secret dissatisfaction. Matt’s work in cutting-edge computer research pays less than her job, and with each advance in her career, he has grown more distant. But Matt refuses to admit there is a problem, and Susan forces herself to play along, determined to give her boys the close-knit family life she never had.

Then she meets her new boss, Reese Kirkpatrick. Working and traveling together, she and Reese become a crackerjack team, but little by little, pleasure mixes with business. For the first time in a long time—maybe ever—Susan feels seen and appreciated for who she is. Certain she would never allow their friendship to cross the line, Susan lets herself stray dangerously close to the edge.

A moment of weakness changes everything. Now, unable to stomach the façade her marriage has become yet unwilling to decimate her family by moving forward with Reese, Susan faces a choice that could cost her everything—including her children . . . but possibly bring her more than she can dream.

I rated this book 5 *****’s

What a wide opening book to learn 
This is my favorite book that I read this month and maybe for a very long time. I really loved reading this book so much.  
I do not have a problem if a person commits adultery. It is their life and as long as it is not my husband they fool around and am good. This story blew my mind. I so loved what Reese did to this forbidden relationship. I wish that all men are liked him. 

For me marriage will have ups and downs but the key to a successful marriage  is communication. We have to communicate to one another and resolve any marital problems. Any partner will look somebody to love if they could not find that something they needed the most.  
This book is a wide opening for married couple or lovers to read. I know this book is only fiction but deals with problems that typical couple will encounter sometime in their relationship. This book is a must read. 

Communication, trust, and honesty is very important for any relationship. Temptation will occurs in our lives but as long as you can fight the urge. I think we will do fine. 

Praise for Degrees of Love:

“Slabach crafts a relatable, heartbreakingly real story that will no doubt resonate with those at a similar station in life: women who love their families yet yearn for just a little more—to feel wanted rather than needed, to feel passion rather than complacency. In engaging prose and through skillful storytelling, Slabach captivates with an all-too-familiar story that raises questions with no easy answers.”
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“This does not read like a debut author’s book. Slabach shows herself to be adept at portraying the complex emotions of the human condition. Her characters live and breathe on the page in a way that every author strives for, but few actually manage. Susan’s struggles ring true, and the way she handles everything makes her a very likable and relatable character.”
Sarah Perry, San Francisco Book Review, 5 Stars

“Profound, heart wrenching and very emotional, it is hard to believe that Degrees of Love is a debut novel by Lisa Slabach. This is one of the best novels I have read this year.”
Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite

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Degrees of Love is Lisa Slabach’s debut novel. She is currently working on her third full-length manuscript and a collection of short stories inspired by her experiences growing up in a small farm community in Washington’s Yakima Valley. In addition to writing, Lisa works for a Fortune 500 Company, leading a sales team in the financial industry. She currently resides in Northern California with her husband and has two daughters, who are both pursuing careers in film. In her free time, she enjoys drinking wine with friends and cooking in her pink kitchen.

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Tell us about your latest book.

Degrees of Love: A Novel is about a modern, working mother who goes through a life-changing awakening after becoming intimately involved with her new boss.  I think of it as an exploration of love, which includes love of family and self as well as variations of desire.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Being a writer didn’t really occur to me until about nine years ago.  I was a theater major in college and went on to earn an MFA in acting.  I also designed costumes for about thirty productions and directed a few shows when I lived in Chicago.  I thought about trying to write a play on occasions, but always lost my nerve before I did it.  I wrote a good chunk of the first draft of Degrees before I told anyone what I was doing.  Now that I am writing I can’t imagine stopping.

How has your theater background influenced your writing?

Certainly, studying plays and dramatic form has given me a solid background in understanding story structure and dialogue.  When I write, I tend to write a scene as if it were a play with all of the dialogue first and then go back and fill in background, action, and interior thoughts.  In addition, plays by necessity have to be tightly written.  I try to do the same and strive to eliminate details that don’t loop back to move or inform the story in a meaningful way.

Do you write in the quiet or do you prefer background noise?

I often find listening to music gets me in the mood and mind frame to write, but once I’m in the groove, I prefer quiet.  For example, I listened to a lot of OAR and Matt Nathanson when I was writing the first draft of Degrees.  

Do you have another profession besides writing?

Yes, I wear many hats.  I’ve worked in the financial industry for about nineteen years and currently am a Regional Sales Director for a Fortune 500 Company.  I took a three year hiatus from corporate life a few years ago and did a lot of writing and launched an on-line book business, which is still in operation, but I plan to close it down in order to give myself more time to write, sleep, and spend time with my hubby.

Who is your favorite Romance Writer?

Hands down, Rachel Gibson.  Her books are always well written and have a lot of humor without being silly.  I love that her leading ladies are always strong women and far from helpless, and the leading men are realistic.

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Ambushed in Paradise Book by Deborah Brown

The Keys is a great place to hide a seashell bucket full of secrets.

Creole…shot…dead. Three words Madison Westin never thought she’d hear in the same sentence. Creole promised. He pinky swore on it.

But even through a blur of tears fed by prescription-strength margaritas, Madison can tell when things are shady. Sure, Creole was undercover, but she deserves more than sketchy non-answers, an urn of ashes, and a secret life crawling out of the woodwork.

Nothing’s adding up, nothing that remotely sounds like the Creole she knew and loved. Calling in every one of her IOU’s—only to find some of her most reliable information sources drying up—Madison sets out to dig up what really happened to Creole. She never thought the truth would wrap its arms around her and make her wonder if she’s chasing a ghost… or taking a vacation from sanity.

Ambushed in Paradise is book #12 in the action-packed Paradise series. Come along with Madison and Fab as they dig up the truth and share more than one hair raising adventure.

The Paradise series, are Florida Keys mysteries, “great as stand-alone reads, but they’re like chips…you won’t be able to devour just one!”

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Oh no! not my Creole

I loved Creole and Madison’s character. They are my favorite couple from this series. This book made me so intense knowing what happened to Creole.

Life for Madison would be devastating as her love of her life is dead. This book made my vacation more fun while I was in the Philippines. It is indeed so surreal reading this book while you are at the beach.

It is full of family support and endless friendship. It has  twist as well.  It is full of mystery as always. Ms. Deborah Brown did my head hurts and my heart jumped a bit while reading this book. This series never gets boring. I loved this series and most especially this book.

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“I love the characters, Brown does an amazing job of creating complex and interesting characters!”

“This was one of the author’s strongest books yet”

“I have enjoyed this entire series, but this book is a standout.”

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About the Author
I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories (my best friend made me swear that I’d never show anyone until I changed the names), and a romance novel shoved under my bed.

I wanted to create books with a wide-range of unforgettable characters, with heat and romance, and lots of guns. It wouldn’t be complete without a slice of humor and charm.

I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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Bayside Passions Book By Melissa Foster


Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.

BAYSIDE SUMMERS is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to


When Emery Andrews’s best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens a an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who’s as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.

After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean’s ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he’ll have to bide his time.

hen Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she’s there, Dean doesn’t hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what’s right before her eyes–although that guy she’s got a date with might be a problem.

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

When love cuts you so deep that it marks even your soul 
Wow! Emery And Dean’s love story is like a yoga pose. You stumble, lose your balance and catch your breathe until the session is over.  Their story is one of a kind. I really loved reading this book. It took me a day to finished until the last page. This book is hard to put it down. The best book I read this week.  
I loved both Emery and Dean’s character. Emery is one free spirit woman while Dean is not a quitter. This guy will blow your mind until you give up and ignite the passion endlessly. 

This book is such a fun read to book. I loved Emery and Desiree friendship and the rest of the girls. It also funny, watch out for Ms. Rose and her company. This book is so emotional that it gives me goose bumps.  
This new series is wonderful to read. Cape Cod is in my bucket list now. 

All BAYSIDE SUMMERS books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:

Bayside Desires Book 1
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat (available for pre-order)
Bayside Escape

*** Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Visit Melissa’s website for family trees, series checklists, and more.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the badass half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.

Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, and the Montgomerys. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented– perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Twofer Murder Book by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

Book Title: Twofer Murder by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult fiction, 400 pages
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: November 17, 2017
Tour dates: Dec 4 to Jan 19, 2018
Content Rating: PG + M (Please be aware that TWOFER MURDER is a murder mystery. There are depictions of murder and some violence–though easy on the gore contents. No f-words but there may be some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as “damn”, “hell” and “Oh God!”. Some depictions of brief sexual content (kissing). No drug use or underage drinking among the protagonists.)

Book Description:

Twofer murder? What’s a twofer murder?

Twofer Murder is a treat for fans of best-selling author Lauren Carr’s fast-paced mysteries! Lauren’s latest novel contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries. The guys go away for a fishing weekend only to get caught up in the murder of a journalist investigating fraud at a timber company. Meanwhile, the ladies are spending the weekend in the presidential suite at a posh resort where Jessica Faraday is to accept a lifetime achievement award for her late grandmother at a murder mystery writers conference. But before they have time to get their facials, they get wrapped up in their own real mystery when an up and coming author ends up dead!

Lauren Carr’s Twofer Murder is a 2-for-1—making it a must-read for any mystery fan!

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Ms. Lauren Carr did amazing as always 
I super loved this new book. Ms. Lauren Carr did amazing as always. I super loved the main three characters rolled into one of this mesmerizing mystery story from her previous books.  
I enjoyed reading this book. It gives deeper story of Black Diamond. She is one mystery killer but oh so good. This story is like my husband and my son who loves fishing while my daughter and I love to go to the book event to have the fun minus the crime. The dogs Gnarly and Storm adds the flavor to the story as well.  

This might be my new favorite book from of my favorite mystery book author. Ms. Lauren Carr never stop to entertain her fans with her mystery stories. Twofer Murder is another fun and intense book to read. I really enjoyed figuring who the murders are. 
This story gives more insight of how being an author is a hard job. Kudos to them for creating stories like Ms. Lauren Carr who likes to twist our mind and makes our heart beats so fast while devouring her books. 

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Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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Finally More Book by Rachel De Lune

Book: Finally More
Author: Rachel De Lune
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 8th January 2018


Love can be found in the strangest of places.
Natasha Devlin, the Mistress that rules the playrooms at Solace, and the men or women she dominates, doesn’t need love or relationships outside the walls of her fortress. She’d witnessed her fellow Doms fall in love. That wasn’t her scene.
Aiden Morgan has two priorities in his life. Dedicating his time to visiting at the Alzheimer’s home that cares for his Grandad, and to his one other love, painting. But things change when he meets a stunningly beautiful older woman.
For the first time in years, a simple friendship excites Natasha. It’s new and fresh and free from the responsibilities that have bound her life. Of course, the sizzling chemistry between her and Aiden helps. Introducing Aiden to the BDSM world she lives in would be a risk, but one she can’t pass up.

I rated this book 5 *****’s
This book is more captivating  
I so loved Natasha and Aiden’s love story. It is unique, flirty and so delicious. It is very emotional as well. Working in a nursing home, I can relate to this devastating disease. There are moments just like this book that you just need to take a deep breathe and move on.  
Finally More is beyond BDSM. There is touch, smile and most of all undying love.  There is also forgiveness. This might be my favorite from More series. It is hotness overload that you cannot help but turn on while reading this amazing book. There is a lot of love more than just the BDSM. I so loved reading this book. I loved the setting as well.

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Rachel De Lune writes emotionally driven erotic romance. She began scribbling her stories in the pages of a notebook several years ago. Today she’s still scribbling stories of dominance and submission and creating Happily Ever Afters.
Rachel lives in the South West of England and daydreams about shoes, lingerie and chocolate, in-between being a mum and a wife. She would love to give up her day job to devote more time to her scribbles.  For every woman who’s ever desired more.

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A Journey To Yonder Book by Nidhi Kaur

Book Details:

Book Title: A Journey to Yonder by Nidhi Kaur
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 130 pages
Genre: Memoir / Poetry
Publisher: Independent (Createspace)
Release date: September 2017
Tour dates: Jan 3 to 19, 2017
Content Rating: R (for explicit sex scenes written poetically and in good taste)

Book Description:

A Journey to Yonder is the tale of one woman’s refusal to allow the challenges of her past to define her present. She grows up with a special needs sibling and loses her childhood home, and we then follow her through an abusive relationship and into the most unforgiving of human trials.

With experiences that leave you feeling so alone, how do you hold on to hope? How do you go on?

Nidhi Kaur’s compelling use of both poetry and prose intimately welcomes readers into this moving story of spiritual rediscovery. Poems are sprinkled throughout the story, guiding readers through intimate and stunning moments of truth. Kaur reminds us that if we offer our trust completely to God, we are never alone.

The author of the spiritual collection of poetry My Wedding with Truth, Nidhi Kaur once again delivers an emotionally enlightened journey through the human heart. Miracles can be seen everywhere in this world, and Kaur helps us remember to keep our eyes open in this riveting story of redemption.

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Those who success in life never quit 
This book is a very short read yet the lessons you will learned is a lifetime. Life is full of trials and triumphs. Those who success in life never quit. Sometimes life is not fair but we need to move on to go on with our life. 
I loved all the poems written in this book. They are beautiful and worth remembering especially when life gives you lemons. 
I just came back from my trip to the Philippines few days ago. Jetlag is finally over and can now move normally without nightmares and that feeling when you are still inside the airplane. Will I travel again to the Philippines? Absolutely I will. I hate the long flights. The cancelations and lost of baggage. Despite of those bad lucks, seeing my family is beyond happiness. Life is not fair especially for myself. I  just wish that Philippines is six hours  flight but unfortunately, it is the other side of the world. Life is not fair because some people cannot visit their family though they live 30 minutes distance from each other. Here I am experiencing the jetlag but the travel is worth a lifetime. 
This book is so inspirational. You should grab a copy of yourself and be amazed.

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Meet the Author:

Nidhi Kaur is the author of My Wedding with Truth, a collection of inspirational poetry. After discovering the healing power of the written word, Kaur began exploring the power of the divine through her poems.

A Journey to Yonder combines prose and poetry to explore Kaur’s challenging trails of life and her search for miracles in every moment of time.

Kaur lives in Fremont, California, where she works as a software engineer.

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