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Brenda Novak is one brilliant writer/author I have the pleasure of reading. She’s a maestro at weaving heartfelt romances with tasteful flavor and with equal vigor she churns some amazing mysteries that grips her readers from page one to the very last line.

“The Secret Sister”, book one of her Fairham Island series brings Maisey Lazarow back to her hometown of Fairham, SC. Reeling from a bitter divorce, Maisey comes back to build her shattered life back and rebuild her relationship with her troubled brother Keith. Coming back also brings back memories of pain and a mother that she wants to avoid. Coming back also puts her in front of Rafe Romero, her first love.


Rafe Romero comes back to the island to heal and raise his blind daughter. He’s built his life back, albeit a few scars and pain. Coming face to face with Maisey brings up a whole bucket load of emotions that he’s not ready to face. But with him renovating the cottage and living next door to Maisey only makes so much more difficult to stay away from her.

With Rafe and Maisey thrown together, rekindles feelings long buried and the possibility of love and forgiveness. As they try to deal with their feelings, Brenda surprises us with a twist in the story as old pictures bring back memories of a sister that Maisey vaguely seem to remember.

And now with mystery added into the equation, “The Secret Sister” takes the readers on a roller coaster ride of pain, love and forgiveness.

I can’t wait for Brenda Novak to give Keith his closure on pain and a chance at love.

Received and ARC from Harelquin via NetGalley for an honest review.

Make a difference while you read! All proceeds from the sale of Sweet Talk, Sweet Dreams and Sweet Seduction will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research. 

In 2014, the boxed set curated by Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research (title A SWEET LIFE), raised almost $100 000. This year we’re back for a second helping, and you can indulge, too! Priced at only $9.99, these fascinating limited edition collections feature some of your favorite New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors…



May 1, 2015 and will be available until June 30, 2015 ONLY


Sneak peaks of Sweet Talks and Sweet Seduction that gives us Sweet Dreams at night!!!! And don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter at the bottom to win $100

Graphic from Nina Lane – Sticky (Sweet Seduction)


In STICKY by New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane, a plate of sugar cookies sparks an edgy, red-hot affair between married PTO president Madeline Collins and the hot, new school principal, who teaches her a very dirty lesson.

Graphic from Molly O’Keefe – A Date for a Christmas Wedding (Sweet Talk)


Rita Award winning author Molly O’Keefe writes a heart-warming story of two friends who find love where they least expect it in A DATE FOR A CHRISTMAS WEDDING.

Graphic from Steena Holmes -The Memory Journal (Sweet Talk)


In the latest romance from NYT bestselling author Steena Holmes, Charlie Peters knew running away wasn’t the right thing to do, especially from her fiancé, but with her sister in the hospital, now seemed like the perfect time. And it wasn’t just him she was running away from, but the promise of the life they could have together. She wasn’t meant for happily-ever-afters, even though Marcus was her Prince Charming.


SWEET TALK (10 All NEW Contemporary Romances by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes

Melody Anne, Violet Duke, Melissa Foster, Gina L. Maxwell, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Sherryl Woods, Steena Holmes, Rosalind James, Molly O’Keefe, and Nancy Naigle, with Robyn Carr.

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SWEET DREAMS (13 All NEW Thrillers by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes)

Allison Brennan, Cynthia Eden, JT Ellison, Heather Graham, Liliana Hart, Alex Kava, CJ Lyons, Carla Neggers, Brenda Novak, Theresa Ragan, Erica Spindler, Jo Robertson, and Tiffany Snow, with Lee Child.


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SWEET SEDUCTION (13 All NEW Erotic Romances by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes)

Lexi Blake, Mari Carr, JS Cooper, Nicole Edwards, Karen Erickson, Megan Hart, J Kenner, Julia Kent, Elisabeth Grace, Lauren Hawkeye, Nina Lane, Roni Loren, and Avery Aster, with Lisa Renee Jones.


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Brenda Novak has successfully tied this heart of mine into an emotional mess of sadness, helplessness and the sheer unfairness of a life that fate had the pleasure of ripping apart and throwing it to the wolves. Good people are not spared from the bad things that life loves throwing in our face.

Seventeen years of Phoenix Fuller’s young life has been behind bars due to an injustice and evidence based on her upbringing and social status. She loved Riley with all her heart in high school, and he was her first and would be her last. Unfortunately parental pressure and social boundaries make Riley break Phoenix’s heart before he realizes she’s pregnant. Phoenix may be alone, abandoned and had a miserable life with a hoarder for a mother, but she never was a murderer. And she never was responsible for the death of Riley’s girlfriend after their breakup.


Seventeen years later, she’s back home in Whiskey Creek to meet her son for the first time. And what an emotional face off it was, through Brenda’s brilliant narration. It will make you cry with pain, it will make you scream with frustration for the unfairness of it and it will hurt your heart as Phoenix goes through emotions that only a mother can experience of having lost everything, yet gaining all at the barest of a smile from her son.

Riley Stinson had always loved Phoenix and seeing her again throws him into a state of confusion as his heart sparks love, and his brain goes in the opposite direction. He has done a wonderful job of raising Jacob alone, with humbleness and kindness that gives Jacob a chance to welcome his mother with an open mind and an open heart. But the road ahead is filled with so many hurdles as some people of Whiskey Creek are not so forgiving.

“This Heart Of Mine” is Phoenix all the way. This is a dedication to all women who have gone through adverse situations in their lives and have managed to come on the other side with strength, integrity and positivity to move forward. Phoenix is just an amazing personality with a big heart, always putting others ahead of her needs despite her adverse situation, a heart filled with love and friendship, you cannot help but feel every single emotion she goes through and cry with her and applaud her courage.

I knew as soon as I read the blurb that this is going to be an emotional story, but never would have guessed that this would make me cry right from the first page. Brenda Novak has always been one of my favorite writers, and personally I believe that “This Heart Of Mine” is her superlative best. There are so many small details and tender moments in the story that make you a part of Phoenix’s character, mind and soul.

This is a priceless story in time that gives hope for a future and faith in friendship, as it reiterates the fact that there still are good people left in this world…and that there are good people like Phoenix and Riley who will get a second chance of becoming a family.

And no words or reviews can do justice to this pure brilliance unless read on your own and it will knock your hearts out on March 31, 2015

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

Here’s another fabulous author/writer who takes great pleasure in keeping her readers entertained with her varied genre of books, from romance to suspense. Brenda Novak’s been one of my favorite writers/authors for a while and her Whiskey Creek Series infamous for giving us plenty of stories.


“The Heart Of Christmas” holds Eve Harmon close to heart as the people of Whiskey Creek, CA keeps their own protected and safe. Eve runs a B&B and has a very strong and loyal support of friends, friends who are almost all married and some with children. Her thirty fifth birthday brings melancholy and sadness as she feels that her life is what is now, not able to find the right guy; have a family and kids like her friends. And this birthday she wakes with a stranger in her bed!

Brent Taylor ( aks Rex and other names) is passing through Whiskey Creek, running away from ghosts that refuse to leave him alone. One night with Eve and he is more than attracted to her. But with a dangerous past on his heels, all he can give Eve is lies and love, but no commitment. As he falls more and more into Eve’s love and understanding, his lies catch up to the truth and he has not choice but confess to Eve, risking all that he has come to treasure.

As Eve tries to come to grips with Rex’s reality, her whole team of coffee-friends rallies around her with support and love. Another great story from Brenda Novak, as she pens the pain, frustration and anguish of Rex, to the emotions of loneliness and love of Eve. The Heart Of Christmas takes us on a journey of love and passion, pain and guilt, support and solidarity of a small town, that believes in the magic of Christmas and miracles.

Received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley fro an honest review

Hello New York City!!!! And the thrilling Thrillfest Awards…

I couldn’t resist sharing the 2014 Thrill Awards Nominee List – have some great writers in there……and of course Kendra Elliot and Allison Brennan…..two of my favorites…..

Lisa Gardner, Stephen King, Lee Child, Brenda Novak….just to name a few……

Thrillfest 2014

Good luck to all the nominees ❤ ❤ ❤



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