Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Booker Streets of Mayhem Book Review and Giveaway

On a cool October afternoon, the majestic blue sky above Dallas is polluted with swells of gray smoke, carrying shattered memories of fifteen people, mostly children, who've just been killed by an explosion on a bus.

A white supremacist group claims responsibility, opening old wounds, turning neighbor against neighbor--fracturing the community. A Southeast Dallas native, Booker T. Adams couldn't be more invested in the city…in the people he'd served for the last seven years as a beat cop for the Dallas Police Department. Without warning, it becomes personal for Booker on so many levels. And as panic grips the city, he must decide how much he's willing to sacrifice to end the chaos.

With his career called into question and his family in the crosshairs of one terrorist act after another, Booker invests every fiber of his being to protect a broken community, and to stop the brutal, senseless slayings.

If he fails, terrorism will reign in the city of Dallas.

My thoughts:

Booker is a biracial police officer who doesn't fit in, partially because of his race and partially because he refuses to turn a blind eye to police brutality. He is put on suspension and struggles with what to do with his career. When the bus he believes his daughter is on blows up, killing fifteen, he's thrust into trying to keep Dallas safe, even though he no longer carries a badge. As the entire city is gripped with terror, Booker struggles to find the man behind the carnage that is spreading across his city.

This is a gripping story, and I had a really difficult time putting it down. I really enjoyed seeing Booker in action and watching him interact with his family and friends. I also really enjoyed the viewpoint from the man Booker was trying to catch. It made for a distinct storyline. It's first in the series, so I can't wait to see how his story continues to unfold!

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About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.

When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dreaming of Love Book Review and Giveaway

Book #11 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #19

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

My thoughts:

I love Melissa Foster. She writes fantastic stories of people finding the right person, with quite a bit of steam mixed in! However, I have to say that I love love love this book! What could possibly make Emily Braden's story better than to set it in Tuscany? A land of beauty and romance, of architectural and cultural history, where Emily plans to get swept away in the beauty and relaxation of Italy.

She meets Dae Bray, who even though he is glorious, is the epitome of everything she fights against in her career. And he's in Italy to demolish an old building that is the centerpiece of the beliefs of the local women.

Do they have enough in common to make it work? Or will their differences tear them apart?

This is definitely a book that can be read alone, but I definitely suggest you read the whole series! You can't go wrong with any of Melissa's books!

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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