Mar 27, 2012

Love Again Anthology Review

This Book Contains Adult Content
Love Again
Digital ISBN: 978-0-9846800-7-8
Publication Date: February 14, 2012

Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook).
Price: $4.99 eBook $12.99 Print
Love Again is the first Anthology from a newer Publishing house called Ruby Lioness Press, it has seven short stories, each under 10,000 words. They have the anthology available in print and in eBook versions.

Love Again is precisely that, finding love again, having another chance at that one person that has always held your heart.
Forever Love by Melissa Keir
When Syndie Wilder returns to Amherst, Ohio, she comes back to take care of her ailing father and doesn’t expect to run into the childhood friend who dumped her in high school. When fate causes the two to meet, sparks fly again. But will a childhood friendship turn into a forever love?
Forever Love is sugary sweet that will leave you wanting more.
Crazy for You by Sabrina Luna
Shawn Flint wants to rekindle the spark between him and Erica Kelly when he surprises her by flying in for his stepsister’s wedding. But Erica is still cautious and wants to keep their affair a secret. Can Shawn overcome her protest and convince her that he is totally crazy for her?
Crazy for You will have you panting at the end and deep within you leave you wanting more.
Vows by Tamaria Soana
Addison Klein’s life is a mess, her marriage is falling apart and she just lost her best friend. Just when she thinks she is all alone in making some major life altering decision, she gets a little guidance from her guardian angel. Wanting to be a better example to her two little girls, she makes a decision that will change their lives forever when she sets out to seduce her husband.
Vows is very dear to my heart as can it appeal to many married women (like myself, 17 years now), it is down to earth and very gripping.
This Time it’s Different by Autumn Jones
Sydney Cooper and Maddox Lyons were high school sweethearts, planning to be together forever. Once Maddox’s dreams of music stardom start to come true, he leaves Sydney behind with a broken heart. Four years later, they meet up and sparks fly, but Sydney doesn’t want to be hurt again. How can Maddox convince her this time it’s different?
This Time’s it’s Different grasps you into the rock world and won’t let you go.
Lake Life in Suitcases by Melissa Kendall
Elise’s childhood is seemingly perfect until one tragic event changes everything. Moved to a children’s home she meets Anthony and they become friends. Fate sets them on separate paths. How will they do on their own? Will they find love?
Lake Life in Suitcases, sometimes all you need is one chance…
Home by Ella Jade
Dr. Chase Avery has worked hard to give his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Elyse Jacobs, the life she deserves, but in working toward their happily ever after, he missed out on the important things in life. Six months after she leaves, Chase finds himself alone and overworked, dealing with the mistakes of the past. When Elyse shows up unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day, can an old flame be rekindled or is it nothing more than one last night of passion?
Home is steamy and hot, yet there is heartbreak. There’s a special place in a woman’s heart over a steamy doctor.
Wanted: Wife by Lacey Wolfe
Darcy is down on her luck and can’t believe it when she finds herself answering a help wanted ad for a wife. Steven’s day starts to look up when the girl he longed for in high school answers his ad. Will these two finally find love in the most unusual of ways?
This one had me awing and truthfully I would of loved an extended story on this one, I enjoyed it so much.

All of these stories were good and engaging, now go to Amazon and buy the ebook, or hit Ruby Lioness Press and buy the print version.
I give Love Again a 4 out of 5

Mar 20, 2012

Obsession by Tamaria Soana

This Book Contains Adult Content
Title: Obsession by Tamaria Soana
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense/Contemporary
Digital ISBN: 9781937325213
Length: Novella
Publication Date: March 19, 2012
Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), lit (for Microsoft Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook), and html.
Price: $3.99
Is there anywhere safe when you're the object of someone's obsession?
Alexandria Stevens is a New York Times best-selling romance novelist. After she makes a guest appearance on a popular TV talk show, she creates a Twitter account. Within a few short weeks she meets a fan, and they become fast friends…or that's what Alex thinks. When Alex finds herself being stalked, the person she least suspects is her new friend Jillian. What she doesn't know is that Jillian has been obsessed with her for years. She wants everything Alex has, even her husband.
Content Warning: sexual situations, adult language, violence

Social Media is everywhere, and lots of us use it. Obsession by Tamaria Soana is a novel about how vulnerable we truly are. Even when we’re careful sometimes we trust the wrong person and it can turn out horrific.
Alexandra is an author, with a loving devoted husband, she’s a new times best selling author and while on a televised talk show, the hosts are shocked to find that she’s not on twitter. Alex agrees with their help to create her an account. Now she’s tweeting and there’s a woman with a grudge…
I’ll tell you right off that this is a book you’re not going to be able to put down. It’s highly addicting and engaging. The way that it’s written you know who has it out for Alex, and I think that’s a brilliant way to tell the story. You’ll say Alex don’t do it several times during the course of the book. It has several twists and turns, that will leave you wondering until the very end.
Except from chapter 6 :
Alex went into her study to answer some emails and go over the script for her movie again when the doorbell rang. Knowing Hudson was on a conference call, she went to answer it. She looked out the window to find a deliveryman with a long, white box. Her heart melted, Hudson had flowers delivered for her. He was always so romantic and thoughtful. God, she loved him.
Alex opened the door and signed for the flowers. As she took them to the kitchen to place them in a vase, her mind wandered to all the ways she could thank Hudson properly after his conference call was over. Her favorite one involved her being down on her knees. Alex couldn't wait to see and smell the beautiful flowers. Giggling, she untied the ribbon and anxiously lifted the lid.
She screamed and dropped the box. It was filled with a dozen black roses, a purple plastic butterfly attached to one stem. Fear rocked through her body as she remembered the note left on her car. Like a butterfly, a wild butterfly. I will collect you and capture you. Alex fell to the floor and wrapped her arms around herself.
"Alex, oh my God. Are you okay? What happened?" Hudson asked as he placed his arms around her trembling body.
She pointed to the black roses. "I thought you sent me flowers," she stuttered in between her sobs.
Hudson looked at the roses with confusion, then Alex pointed to the butterfly and told him about the note she'd found on her car and how Colleen said it was nothing, probably a sick prank.
"You should've told me, baby. I'm calling your father, this isn't just a prank." Hudson dialed Anthony, Alex's father and a police detective. Hudson held her tight and assured her that he wouldn't let anything happen to her and they would find out what was going on.
Anthony was at his daughter's side within fifteen minutes with two policemen in tow. He asked a few questions and took the flowers for evidence. Alex just clung to Hudson as her father lectured her for not telling anyone about the note that had been left on her car. He was upset that the note had been destroyed, because there could've been forensic evidence on it that would help them figure out who was doing this.
Alex looked into her father's eyes, he looked both angry and conflicted. She knew this had to be hard on him. He had to be both her father and the detective on the case. He assured them he would try and keep a lid on it for as long as possible. Alex let out a moan knowing what would happen if the media found out about it.
Hudson asked Anthony about the possibility of the police providing some sort of security for Alex. She objected, saying she didn't want to be babysat. Her father quickly dismissed her objection, stating it was a good idea and he would arrange regular patrols of the street. He swore to her that he would catch the psycho who was stalking her. He hugged her before he left, which took Alex by surprise because he never showed emotion.
When everyone was finally gone, Hudson got Alex some water and two sleeping pills. Soon she was in bed wrapped in Hudson's arms. Although she was both emotionally and physically exhausted, she felt safe next to him. She sighed and snuggled as close to his warm body as she could as she wiped away a tear and drifted off to sleep.
Alex woke to her cellphone ringing over and over again. Who the hell keeps calling?She moaned as she grabbed her phone from the bedside table. When she looked at the screen and saw who the caller was, she rolled her eyes.
"Oh my God, Alexandria, are you okay? Why do I have to find out from the media that someone is stalking my daughter?"
Alex just let her mother rant—no good would come out of trying to stop her and explain things until she had it all out of her system.
"And a movie deal? Why am I the last to know everything? Well, I'm waiting."
"I'm sorry, Mom. I was going to call you today. Things have been a bit crazy. What do you mean you heard it from the media?"
"It's all over the entertainment news."
"Christ!" Alex took a deep breath. She needed to focus and find out what was being said. "Mom, I have to go. I promise I'll call you later and fill you in on everything. I need to find out exactly what has been leaked."
Lacey Wolfe interviewed Tamaria live, if you want to take a listen you can do so here.
Tamaria Soana is a new Indie author you can find her on twitter, Facebook and of course on her blog, where you can follow her progress on her writings and she also has a live radio show where she interviews authors, you can find the info on Live with Tamaria.
I give Obsession 4 ½ stars.