THE BLUE TATAR by LN Gruer

  Everyone has their American dream. Just make sure yours doesn’t turn into a nightmare. In this captivating historical novel, five modern immigrant women—five destinies, linked together by blood and history. From the killing fields in Ukraine to the fire-scorched Hollywood hills, from three-star Micheline restaurants to home kitchens, here comes a multi-generational saga of tragedy and vengeance, love and conflict, loyalty and betrayal, and above all – chasing that elusive American dream. Flora, Russian zealot and spoiled housewife, is married to a successful American businessman. Terrified of getting old and feeling ill at ease in her new homeland, Flora is lost and angry, looking for meaning in infidelity and plastic surgery. Oksana, mistreated shopaholic desperately wanting to escape the clutches of her thug of a husband and needing approval of her own patronizing St. Petersburg family. Naïve, romantic Oksana dreams of designing beautiful women’s shoes. Does she risk too much, having faith in an improbable love? Gentle people-pleaser Sasha caught between a homophobic adoptive father and her American born gay son. Happily married to a hard-working Ukrainian man, Sasha worries about doing everything for everyone. Who will she choose? Doctor Bella, the main breadwinner, is ready to walk away…

No Way Out by Tower Lowe

  If anything happens to me… That phrase from Gloria’s email haunts Molly as she bounces around half-conscious in a dark space. Later, she opens her eyes in a small house with all the windows bricked shut and the door boarded from the outside. Her kidnapper has taken her keys, her cell phone, and her purse. Molly scrambles through the house, looking for any sign of life, any hope of escape, but the house is abandoned and she sees no way out.The kidnapping of former fraud investigator Molly Donovan follows Gloria’s murder, an event witnessed by Molly and PI Miguel Alvarez. Gloria’s mysterious email throws the two investigators together in a frantic search for the perp. A stranger traps Molly inside the abandoned house while an old friend sucks Miguel into his troubled past. Molly trusts Miguel until a series of notes incriminates him and leaves Molly on her own to investigate a sex cult, missing money, and jaded love.   A Well-Crafted Suspenseful Mystery Romance. NO WAY OUT by Tower Lowe is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The author weaves a well-crafted suspenseful mystery with a generous sprinkling of romance. Intriguing…

Ensueño Apasionado (El ensueño) (Spanish Edition)
Review , Romance / April 22, 2020

  La Lucha de una Mujer que Debe Escoger Entre sus Sueños y El Verdadero Amor Después de Descubrir su Sexualidad Lana vive una vida perfecta con su esposo Greg en Washington D.C., pero más tarde, Lana se despierta de un revelador sueño que cuestiona la esencia misma de quién es ella. Entonces aparece Claire, una hermosa joven con quien supuestamente Lana está en una relación. Vagando entre Eslovenia mientras duerme y Washington D.C. mientras está despierta, esta historia de amor hace que Lana se reinvente a sí misma. Se debe tomar una decisión. Dicen que el amor siempre gana al final, sin duda, ¿pero el amor por quién? Ensueño Apasionado es el primer libro de la serie El Ensueño. Esta es una traducción del inglés al español latinoamericano por David Pérez Sandoval.   Todos nuestros sueños pueden hacerse realidad si tenemos el coraje de perseguirlos. El autor Nico J. Genes teje un romance erótico excepcional que cautivará fácilmente la atención del lector desde el principio. El autor pinta una historia convincente e intrigante de amor y descubrimiento sexual de una manera muy vívida y convincente. Además, los personajes están dibujados con gran credibilidad y convicción. Es una novela de…

GIVE ME THIS DAY by Miri Furstenberg
Review , Romance / March 23, 2020

  Her desire for love had been completely extinguished… until she met him. But would their enormous age difference lead them to break up? A chance encounter on the island of Cyprus turns Miri’s life upside down. A day of sightseeing in a small rental car is all it takes to reignite her lust for life and love, taking her by surprise. But nothing is ever simple; Yanni, the man with whom she’s falling in love, is twenty-five years younger. Their long weekend of laughter, tears, love and confessions, has more twists and turns that the mountain road where Miri first runs her fingers through Yanni’s dark curls. Trying to suppress the bittersweet realization that the age difference might make their relationship almost impossible, they focus on each glorious moment. Miri Furstenberg’s open and honest account of the affair takes the reader on a journey through Cyprus; the villages, mountains and beaches of the sun-drenched island where the legend of Aphrodite was born. But can she bring herself to sacrifice this new-found love and board the plane home?   ‘Sacrifice and selflessness are qualities that are inseparable from true love.’ Reviewed by Piaras on March 23, 2020 for Emerald Book…

If We Could See Forever: A Tale of Love and Longing
Biography , Review , Romance / March 22, 2020

  Mountains, rivers, deserts and decades stand between them. Their countries are bitter enemies. Will these long-ago lovers find their way back together? When Geddy Mason falls in love with 17-year-old Annie Yousefian, an exotic undergrad from Iran, he considers abandoning his dream to move to Israel. But when he graduates, he leaves Annie brokenhearted in Indiana. 2006, Israel. Canadian-born Geddy Mason has served in the army, married, raised his family in Israel. Yet 35 years of memories and guilt continue to haunt him and he still wonders about Annie. Then he discovers Annie will be the featured speaker at a conference in Ottawa. He decides he must go to her, risk all his memories, try to make amends. Will Annie turn him away? Or will she welcome him, putting an end to decades of estrangement?   A well-crafted Romance of love and longing. Reviewed By Piaras on March 22, 2020 for Emerald Book Reviews IF WE COULD SEE FOREVER by Gadi Bossin is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The author weaves a well-crafted romantic story of love and longing, based on true events, that will captivate the reader’s attention from the…

Roaring Crow (Crow series Book 2)
Action , Adventure , Review , Romance , Westerns / March 14, 2020

  It’s rumored that Jim Morgan has killed more men than the years of his life. The only man who can shoot accurately from atop a moving stage with a rifle, he’s left many an outlaw’s corpse to feed the crows. Now, mere weeks after a bullet wound to the chest, Jim heads to St. Louis guarding the stage carrying those most dear to him. With the knowledge bandit leader Carlos has targeted him, Jim prepares for battle. As the stage heads into Indian Territory to save time on the trip, the travelers face destruction from unexpected sources. Jim’s reputation leads to challenges from those whom the travelers should most trust, forcing Jim to fight for his survival and that of his friends. Jim senses something has awakened within him, a malevolent force churning in the dark fathoms of his soul. Haunted by memories of his past and suffering from the strain of constant vigilance, Jim struggles to retain his sense of self, as a feeling of foreboding gnaws at him. He is unaware that the dread in the pit of his stomach is founded, for his most formidable enemy is in pursuit and only a day behind. Roaring Crow…

Beneath Our Skin
Review , Romance / February 11, 2020

  When boundaries are broken, love is put to the test… Ronny, the owner of a large cosmetics company and student in a course on art, is swept into a serious adventure, when an ordinary tour around Switzerland leads him and another student named Ariella into a global conspiracy that could shatter his world and project of a lifetime to pieces. While Ronny is far away from home, his wife, Suzy, who misses him terribly, finds herself in a troublesome situation with Shuki, an agent in the cosmetics industry. Shuki covets Suzy and envies the couple’s success and is willing to go to any lengths to get her. When he realizes his efforts are about to fail, he decides to step up his obsessive pursuit of her by breaking all the limits. When Ronny returns to Suzy’s arms, himself having gone through a shaking experience with Ariella, it dawns on him things have changed and he must make a difficult decision—is his love for Suzy strong enough to keep them together or perhaps it is time to part and go on new and separate paths?   An exceptionally well-written romantic drama. Reviewed by Piaras for Emerald Book Reviews on February 11,…

A Second Chance In Paris
Review , Romance / January 15, 2020

  She breached the trust between them. He refuses to forget. Can they build a bridge that will help both extremes meet?   A married couple boards a plane on their way to a romantic holiday in Paris, after a huge break in their relationship. The trip, whose whole purpose is to help them to reconcile, has just the opposite effect, sending one of them on a journey of introspection. While he sits angrily at their hotel, she goes out on an adventure with a local couple she met while wandering in the city. Soon she realizes she has never felt as alive as she does in their company, and the intense interest awakened pushes her into four days of major dilemmas and thrills. It seems the numerous temptations outside attract her farther away from him… Will he try to bring her back to him? Has their relationship reached the point of no return?   A very interesting and well-written story Reviewed by Piaras on January 14, 2020 for Emerald Book Reviews The story had every element a good story should have. An interesting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s…

Floating on Secrets
Review , Romance , Thriller & Suspense / August 22, 2019

  When the tank sets her mind free, will it open her heart to love or set her down a dark, fiery path? Flair’s a neo-psych rock outcast in her small Indiana town. Spending her time in a sensory deprivation tank in an effort to enhance her mind seems like the right thing to do. But when the bartendress discovers the chamber is anything but isolated, she’s left with a question: who is the man who caressed her hair and escaped into the night? With the mystery going through her mind like a playlist, Flair sees something she can’t explain in the corner of her vision. Do the strangely narrow men she hears tales about have a darker purpose in mind for him? To answer one sensuous question, Flair may just have to solve an existential one. Before it’s all over, music, telepathy, and love could be the least of her worries… Floating on Secrets is a seductive psychological suspense novel that’s meant to turn your bath steamy. If you like indie rock, chilling Gothic Romance, and just a hint of David Lynch, then you’ll love award-winning author Tantra Bensko’s New Adult novel that delves far below the surface. Buy…

The Neon Jungle (Nick Seven Book 6)
Review , Romance / July 24, 2019

  In the laidback Florida Keys, former spies Nick Seven and Felicia Hagens found a paradise far removed from the covert world of the CIA. Nick, content to run a bar on the Gulf and maintain a low profile, breaks his self-imposed exile when a friend asks for help in getting a local mob boss off his back. Popular singer Jimmie Rae wants to get free from the notorious Turk Morgan, a crooked music mogul who controls the Miami entertainment scene. Jimmie reveals that his girlfriend has gotten caught in Turk’s web, and he wants to get her out before it’s too late. As Nick and Felicia explore the neon jungle of South Beach, they encounter the dark underside of the music business. Drugs, prostitution, street thugs, and political payoffs are Turk’s stock in trade, and he isn’t one to relinquish control over his empire. Nick goes undercover as an international criminal to challenge him, but will he succeed in breaking Turk’s hold over Jimmie and his girl? Can Nick use the sting operation to solve a cold case murder he discovers by accident? What other secrets will he uncover?   REVIEW Thoroughly enjoyed this well-crafted romantic action thriller! Author…