Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NIGHT MOVES, the latest from Stephanie Tyler - there's a giveaway!

UPDATE! I almost forgot to draw a name! Tim and I took the day off and ran errands and shopped all day - I was wiped out and sat down to veg for the evening! The winner of my review copy (it's in print) is VICTORIA! Thanks to everyone for your great comments! I love Stephanie Tyler's writing style so very much, she's definitey one of my favorites. I'm excited to see whose story is next! Victoria, please contact me at ljodamron@gmail.com with your mailing information. If I don't hear from Victoria by Tuesday, I'll draw another name. Check back for another contest and giveaway in the next few days - another great romantic suspense!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Stephanie Tyler has a new release, NIGHT MOVES, and if you're a fan of romantic suspense done right, you should get your hands on this book, pronto! I was incredibly lucky in getting a copy for Romance Junkies review and to tell the truth, had a hard time writing a review that wasn't 100% gushing! Personally, I think reading the series in order is the best way to enjoy, but each one stands competently on its own. 

Anything can happen under the cover of darkness.

Kell Roberts has walked the thin line between life and death for so long that it now feels like home. He is a soldier, a survivor, and a loner. Still, Kell cannot turn his back on the beautiful woman caught in his firefight against the drug lords of Mexico. She says her name is Teddie, but Kell senses there’s much more to her story—and it’s about to pull him into a mission he didn’t sign on for: keeping her alive.
Teddie Lassiter knows this lean, mean rescuer just saved her life, but the steel glint behind those soft gray eyes seem to be hiding something deep. The men after Teddie are deadly, but the man who holds her life in his hands and tempts her with his wicked touch is even more dangerous. He could make her dream about living and loving again. And if they can survive, maybe, just maybe, they can stop fighting the world and each other—and simply surrender.

My Romance Junkies (4.5 Blue Ribbon) review:
When a headstrong, seemingly fearless young woman sets out to prove her father’s innocence, she must first trust a total stranger who has assigned himself as her protector. He offers her only chance at staying alive. Stephanie Tyler’s NIGHT MOVES will hit all of the right buttons for romantic suspense fans.
Theodora (Teddie) Lassiter has left witness protection, giving her handler the slip and heading to Mexico in an attempt to locate the men who violently killed her father, stepmother and half-sisters. Her late father is being accused of heinous crimes, fronted by his position as a diplomat. Teddie is scheduled to meet with her father’s associate only to find herself in a dangerous fight for her life. When Kell Roberts and Reid Cormier unexpectedly come along and save her, she’s slow to trust them. It isn’t long before things heat up between her and Kell, the first man she’s allowed close enough to see the fissures in her bravado.
Kell and Reid are on a mission of their own in Mexico and saving the gorgeous Teddie isn’t in the plans. These two have been watching each other’s backs since they were young boys, and their determination to survive and live life on their own terms has only grown stronger over the years. Kell returns to the U.S. from Mexico with Teddie while Reid carries on, continuing their original mission. They’re soon brought together again to face their most powerful enemies for one last time.
Stephanie Tyler has given readers a powerful romantic suspense with NIGHT MOVES. These characters are undoubtedly some of the most tortured I’ve ever read. The story richly layers the complexities of the characters’ lives, past and present. NIGHT MOVES has an incredibly original storyline. The attraction between Kell and Teddie is immediate and explosive. Kell and Reid had unusually painful childhoods and the “brotherly” love, support, and respect between them is brilliantly written. I highly recommend NIGHT MOVES, or any of Ms. Tyler’s books for that matter, to fans of romantic suspense. I’m almost sad to be caught up on this series – although there is some consolation that the next book will likely (please!!) be Reid’s story, guaranteed to be equally good!

Because I have a Kindle copy of NIGHT MOVES, I'm going to do a quick giveaway for my review copy.  Interested?  Simply leave a comment saying so.  If you want to remark about any of Ms. Tyler's work, previously released or upcoming, that's even better!  I'll draw the winner this Friday, October 21st.  Remember to check back because I don't track down winners and another name will be pulled if I don't hear from you.
Not the winner?  Don't despair - here's a link to Amazon so you can grab a copy for yourself!
Thanks for checking it out, ladies!

Saturday, October 08, 2011


Hey ladies,
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. My best friend and I went to dinner last night and then to see comedienne Kathleen Madigan, so much fun!
Kelsey is home for the weekend and I had her give me two numbers - she gave me 4 and 8 which means that Crystal and Jane each win their choice of a book from Jill's backlist.  Crystal and Jane, please email me at ljodamron@gmail.com with a couple of book titles so I can pass them on to Jill. Your books will come directly from her.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a comment - I hope you all will check out ANIMAL ATTRACTION. It's a great book and you'll love the characters.
Thank you, Jill, for the giveaway books!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

ANIMAL ATTRACTION, the latest from Jill Shalvis - two giveaways!

Have you heard about the latest release from Jill Shalvis?  I was fortunate enough to have an early look and all I can say is run, don't walk, to get your copy!  I'm not doing a full review but hey, have I ever steered you wrong on a book recommendation?  I always tell Jill that the hero she's currently working on is my favorite, but feel pretty comfortable saying that Dell has maintained a place right at the top of the leaderboard!  Here's more about it:

She’s tempting his basic instincts…
Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one. And veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here.
Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape her well-meaning but smothering family and their expectations, not to mention the big-city jungle. There’s nothing like working with injured animals, having a forlorn, grumpy stray kitten make its home under her desk…or enjoying the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss.
Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s understanding has sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist…

A little excerpt:
“Come on, baby,” he murmured. “Give it up for me. You know you want to.”
Jade Bennett did her best to ignore the way the low, sexy voice made her shiver. Besides, it wasn’t aimed at her. Dr. Dell Connelly; dog whisperer, cat whisperer, horse whisperer, and known woman whisperer … was talking to a stray kitten.
The feline in question huddled miserably beneath the bench seat in Dell’s vet center waiting room, staring at him from narrowed eyes, clearly having none of the sweet talk. She was a scruffy/mangy grayish brown with sharp green eyes, and like Jade, not swayed by sweet talkers.
“Huh,” Jade said from behind the reception counter. “Most females leap right into your arms at the slightest encouragement.”
Dell craned his neck and regarded her from eyes as dark as his secrets. “Not all.”
There was a beat of silence during which she did her best not to break eye contact. He was right. Not all females, otherwise she’d have made the leap.

Sigh. Everyone - Go forth and buy!  Here's a link to Amazon so you can snag your own copy!!
The giveaway: Post your favorite thing about Jill's work, her website, her always-fun blog, her covers, or basically anything you want, and you'll be entered. I'll pull two winning names and those winners will have their choice from Jill's backlist (so long as she has a copy available) on Saturday, October 8th. Want another chance at a book? Tell a friend and have them mention your referral and you'll get your name in the draw an extra time for each friend who drops your name. So be sure to send your friends over!
Another reminder about checking back to see if you're a winner. I will not track you down, sorry.
Good luck to all - I hope you're having a fabulous week!

Ooops! I forgot!

I totally forgot that I mentioned a second contest for two more of you to win books.  My apologies, ladies.  The two names I've drawn are Helen L. and Cheryl S.  If you ladies will email me at ljodamron@gmail.com, I have several autographed Catherine Mann books and will divide them between you.  Who knows, I might even toss in some books by other authors.  I'm not going to take time to list titles - if you already have one/some that I send, you can share them with a friend or your local library!
I'm preparing a blog post to celebrate release day for Jill Shalvis's ANIMAL ATTRACTION and it will include a giveaway for one of Jill's backlist books.  Keep an eye out for that, hopefully it will go up sometime today.