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“Irelyn”!

Grey. A lump clogged her throat, and her eyes blurred. He was alive. And from the sound of his voice, he was also royally pissed. 

“Yes?”

“You okay?”

“Yes. You?”

Instead of telling her he was okay, he shouted, “I have a question for you.”

“What’s that?”

“Marry me?”

Hidden in an alcove beside a bookshelf in the living room, Grey held his breath as he waited for the answer to the most important question he’d ever asked in his life. Proposing in the midst of a gun battle was not the most romantic way to go about such things, but for them, for who they were, this worked perfectly. ~~~~~

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Grey Justice and Irelyn Raine, as untraditional as they are, these two have seen and worked a world that one cannot imagine even in their wildest dreams. A man fated to mete out justice to “Too Far Gone” humans who when not governed by law and justice, tend to become the monsters of all monsters. A woman fostered by a monster to become a human killing machine with “Nothing To Lose.” Two unconventional individuals destined to save each other, to protect their legacy and serve the innocent, “Whatever It Takes”.

The finale of the Grey Justice Series, “A Matter Of Justice” is a brilliant revelation of Grey and Irelyn. Two characters so complex and entwined, unraveling their lives is a plethora of darkness and fear, death and loss, hope and trust, family and dreams. The first chapter is a remarkable penmanship of secrets and intimacy, innuendos and suggestions, an array of ‘The What Ifs’, ‘The Why Not’s and ‘The Could Have Been’…

The highlight of their story is not about them burying the evil, but is about them baring their souls to each other. As much as it was an adrenaline thriller, their emotional ride of revelation, the trust they had in each other and the progression of their relationship was the pinnacle of the story. And the credit for creating these two illustrious characters goes to Christy Reece.

And evil should deserve credit. They say revenge is an act of passion, vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged. Crimes are avenged. Without the likes of Sebastian Dark and their twisted minds, we wouldn’t know of the courage, perseverance and determination of justice!

“A Matter Of Justice” should be read to enjoy it’s every word, every nuance, every interaction, and every tiny gesture between Grey and Irelyn – the said and the unsaid, the seen and the unseen, the done and the undone…and the dynamics of the Justice Team as it had developed! This is by far Christy Reece’s best work and the anticipation of reading and be a part of Grey’s and Irelyn’s happily ever after, is pure orgasmic pleasure!!!

A truly fitting finale for the Justice Team and the Justice Series!

Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

 

What Would These Romantic Suspense Heroines Do With Lisa Renee Jones, Melinda Leigh, and Elisabeth Naughton

This month bestselling authors Lisa Renee Jones, Elisabeth Naughton, and Melinda Leigh are each releasing thrilling romantic suspense novels. But while they write in the same genre, you can expect very different stories.

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Lisa kicks off her new Lilah Love series with a bang in Murder Notes”. When copycat murders plague her hometown, FBI profiler Lilah Love is sent to investigate. But she returns to find hidden secrets from her past aren’t staying hidden and the danger swirling around her is just beginning.

 

Elisabeth continues her RITA award Deadly Secrets series with “Protected”Fashion designer Kelsey McClane rolls her eyes when her overprotective brothers saddle her with a bodyguard while she is on a press tour, however, she’s more than thankful to have former Army Ranger Hunter O’Donnell on her side when a deadly explosion hits too close to home.

Morgan Dane is back in Melinda Leigh’s unforgettable new story “Bone’s Don’t Lie”. In this outing Morgan stands by her man as Lance attempts to unearth the secrets of his father’s decades old murder. Morgan quickly realizes that just because the case is cold, doesn’t mean the original killer isn’t out for more blood.

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Interested in learning more about these books? Continue reading as Lisa, Elisabeth, and Melinda play a not-always-nice game of “What Would Your Heroine Do?” that will give you an inside look at their characters and enter the giveaway to win copies of the authors’ full series.
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What would your heroine do if she feels like someone is following her, yet she can’t prove it?

Lisa: Well funnily enough in the first book of my Lilah Love series, Murder Notes, Lilah is being followed, but she can prove it as her stalker is quite blatant and goading with their practices. However, if Lilah couldn’t prove it, she would probably cuss a blue streak, as she’s prone to do, and make herself bait in order to lure her stalker out. She’s definitely not afraid of any danger, she is an FBI agent after all, and she loves nothing more than to best someone at their own game.

Elisabeth: This actually happens in Protected! I don’t want to give too much away, but Kelsey would definitely turn to someone she trusts for help. In this case…Hunter O’Donnell…the hero of Protected.

Melinda: The first thing Morgan would do is determine if she was actually being followed. She’d make some turns then see if the car was still behind her. If it was, she would never drive home and lead a potential stalker to her family. Instead, she’d head somewhere public and call PI Lance Kruger. Together, they’d try to trap whoever was following her.

What would your heroine do if the man in her life was injured and in the hospital?

Elisabeth: Freak out. LOL Actually I think her reaction is dependent on how and when he was injured and whether she thinks she’s somehow responsible.

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Lisa: Lilah’s man, Kane, is forbidden fruit. He brings out her dark side. He’s on the wrong side of the law. He helped her do something very bad and she wants to blame him, but really blames herself. She can’t really be with him but she loves him. If he were hurt, she’d try to play it cool. She would put on a strong face at first, but she would go to Kane and the minute he catches her showing that she cares, he’d point it out. He’d make her admit it. She’d, in turn, deny her feelings and tell him in no uncertain terms that he’s screwed with her schedule and he better not f-ing do it again. She’d tell him she hates him for making her worry but that means she loves him, and he knows it, too. She’d try to go after his enemy, and Kane, would go after her.

Melinda: Since, Lance frequently gets himself into trouble, Morgan has some experience with this. She is protective and loyal and always wants to be by his side.

What would your heroine do if she receives an anonymous text accusing her of committing a heinous crime?

Elisabeth: Kelsey would be shocked first. Then become angry and want to track down the sender of the text.

Melinda: Having been stalked in the past, Morgan takes threats seriously. She would want to find out who sent her this text. She would try to trace the phone number, enlisting the help of experienced investigator Lincoln Sharp or computer whiz Jenny Kruger if necessary. In the meantime, she’d be extra vigilant — and so would Lance.

Lisa: In the opening Duet that launches the Lilah Love Series, Lilah isn’t getting text messages, but rather notes, left for her. They are very “I Know What You Did Last Summer” since she really did something bad. She isn’t one to be played with though, so Lilah goes on the attack, seeking out her note writer.

What would your heroine do if she wins a surprise trip to a faraway tropical island?

Melinda: Single mom Morgan has not had a vacation in ages. She’d talk her sister into babysitting her three kids and pack her bags! Or… could she save the trip as a potential future honeymoon?

Lisa: I don’t think I can picture Lilah on a vacation, she’s such a workaholic! But as far as her response to winning it, she’d probably say she has far too many dead bodies to deal with and then handoff the winnings to someone else.

Elisabeth: Kelsey is skeptical of everything so I’m pretty sure she’d assume the surprise trip was a scam.

What would your heroine do if she has the choice to confront someone threatening her?

Elisabeth: The answer to this really depends on whether this confrontation happens at the before Protected or after. Kelsey’s journey through the book is really one of empowerment. At the start of Protected I don’t see her being confrontational with someone threatening her, but by the end she really comes into her own. She’s never going to be a kick-ass heroine like some of my other heroines, but she can definitely take care of herself.

Melinda: Morgan comes from a law enforcement family. Her father and grandfather, both former cops, taught her to defend herself when she was young. She would rather not get into a physical altercation unless it was absolutely unavoidable. She prefers to talk her way out of trouble. That said, she carries a gun and knows how to use it.

Lisa: Lilah does this on a daily, if not hourly basis. She sometimes even provokes the threat, so her response would be colorful, as are all of her responses, with a hint of condescending humor and her own threat in return.

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About the Authors

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York TimesUSA Today, and the Wall Street JournalElisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Readers Award, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home. Protected is the third book in her Deadly Secrets series, following Gone and Repressed, which was a 2017 RITA winner in romantic suspense. Learn more about Elisabeth at www.ElisabethNaughton.com.

Lisa Renee Jones is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the highly acclaimed Inside Out series; the Dirty Money series; the White Lies duet; the Tall, Dark, and Deadly series; and The Secret Life of Amy Benson series. Murder Notes is the first book in the Lilah Love series. Visit her at www.lisareneejones.com.

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A lifelong lover of books, she started writing as a way to pre­serve her sanity when her youngest child entered first grade. During the next few years, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a novel, and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She’s also garnered Golden Leaf and Silver Falchion awards, along with nominations for a RITA and three Daphne du Maurier Awards. Her other novels include She Can Tell, She She Can Scream, Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, Midnight Obsession, Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, Seconds to Live, Say You’re Sorry, and Her Last Goodbye. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate; teaches women’s self-defense; and lives in a messy house with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescue cats. You can learn more about the author at http://melindaleigh.com.

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Cynthia Eden’s Lazarus Rising series follows the lives of enhanced super soldiers, created to from death to kill. Victims of a crazy Lazarus experiment, Maddox Kane is hunting Luna to save her from being terminated. Luna is on the run from an unknown threat, her powers of giving memories back to the soldiers making her one of the most powerful enhanced soldier.

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Maddox Kane always had his eyes on Luna and he will kill anyone that comes across his path in protecting her. The sparks fire up into fiery passion with death and betrayal shadowing their every move. Teaming with the rest of the soldiers to face the threats, Maddox and Luna have their backs protected. And as always re-visiting the previous characters is always a pleasure.

Another fast paced romantic suspense narration from Cynthia Eden; “Lie Close To Me” is another great read for Eden’s fans. With every book, there are so many connections and secrets harbored in these stories, making the series pretty captivating and scintillating. Another great thriller from Cynthia Eden!

Received an ARC from the author and Hocus Pocus Publishing via Netgalley for an honest review.

The final book in Lori Foster’s “Body Armor” series is definitely a “Fast Burn”. Bringing Sahara Silver and Brand Berry under one roof is sizzling chemistry and the fiery passion for each other burns the sheets.

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Owner of the elite Body Armor serving sexy and badass MMA fighters as bodyguards, Sahara Silver is one damn savvy business -woman, sexy, intelligent and fearless! But Brand Berry brings out the fears and insecurities along with his special Brand of passion and protection for the woman he’s loved for a while.

Two amazing characters scorching the pages and with Lori Foster as the narrator, with enough suspense, drama and supporting characters, “Fast Burn” is a winner all the way!

Received an ARC from Harlequin via NetGalley for an honest review.

If you are reading J.L Berg, then you know you are in for an emotional roller coaster of a ride…raw, painful and gut-wrenching story filled with surmountable hope, faith and love…second chance of love and a future. A story that brings two souls who have lost so much and understand each other and believe that scars can fade and souls can heal.

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What gets to me about Jennifer is her brilliant writing, her expertise of writing characters that will stay with you for a long time, her knack of incorporating real life incidents sprinkled with doses current topics, and her mastery of narration. Trust me when I say that she has blossomed into an amazing writer that I will always adore.

Creating Cora and Dean is no easy task, with their innumerable insecurities and pain, their shattered lives and the psychological ramifications, the responsibilities and the tenacious grip of not losing it all. It is no easy task to write a story that has emotions jumping of off the lines and doses of humor that give the story a breath of hope and light.

“The Scars I Bare”, will remain as one of J.L. Berg’s defining moments of her writing career!

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Meet The Author:

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I’m a California native, who lives in the South – Virginia to be exact. I still prefer sushi to fried chicken, avocados to okra, and I absolutely loathe humidity. I do love watching the seasons change though. My husband and I have been here for over a decade, and I still get giddy like a school girl every time it snows. It’s magical!

I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters and two rescue pups I like to call my “coworkers”. I’m obsessed with chocolate, minions, anything Harry Potter and I love to watch re-runs of Friends and Gilmore Girls!

 

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By the time I arrived at the inn for dinner, I was a goddamn mess. Sweat was running down my back from the heat, even after changing my shirt twice. I’d changed my mind three times on whether to bring flowers for Cora, doubling back to the house at the last minute to grab them after I firmly decided to leave them at home.

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When I finally arrived, I was a solid twenty minutes late and probably looked like a psychopath from all the sweat and the mangled flowers in my hand.

But all of this was forgotten the moment the door opened, and Cora greeted me.

“Jesus,” I cursed, giving her a once-over before she even had the chance to say hi. “You look insane.”

“Insane is good?” she asked, pink staining her cheeks.

I’d never seen her in anything beyond scrubs and shorts. Granted, this woman could wear a paper bag and be the hottest woman in the room. Tonight though, she’d dressed up, wearing a short, strappy number with tiny pink flowers dotting the fabric.

“Insane is really good,” I clarified.

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