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Guest Post: Lena North author of Runes of Fate

Guest Post: Lena NorthTwo Italian cab drivers I'm spending time in northern Italy every now and then, and it's a beautiful area. The food is amazing, the people friendly, and it seems like there are pieces of history and culture around every corner. Then a while back, I got the idea to learn how to speak Italian. I speak some French and a few words of Spanish, so it should not be too difficult, right? It turns out I was wrong. I studied diligently, with the help of a language course, complete with textbook and audio. I repeated phrases over and over as I drove my kids around, and did all the exercises in the book. When it felt like I had learned quite a bit, I optimistically decided that it was time to try out my newly developed skills. And what could be better than practicing on the cab driver picking me up at the airport in Bologna? Not wasting any time, I started talking immediately and chatted away as we moved along the highway. I asked the man about our surroundings, commen…

EskieMama Reads Review: Navy SEAL Seduction by Bonnie Vanak

Navy SEAL Seduction by Bonnie Vanak

A Navy SEAL takes on a death-defying assignment to save the one who got away… With the island nation of St. Marc erupting in civil war, SEAL Jarrett Adler must rescue the woman he never got over—his alluring ex-wife, Lacey. Jarrett regrets failing her as a husband, and he hopes protecting her will offer a second chance to win her trust. As charming and sexy as Jarrett still is, Lacey knows he won’t stick around. She's found her niche in non-profit work and longs to create a family of her own. But when death threats and bombs arrive at her door, she turns to the man who still holds her heart. Can Jarrett and Lacey navigate their way home – and back into each other’s arms?
Review:                            5 Stars On about Seals, wow, wish I could find one, a perfect Alpha yet loving and caring, SEAL Jarrett Adler must rescue the woman he never got over—ex-wife, Lacey. Jarrett regrets failing her as a husband, and he hopes protecting her will o…

EskieMama Reads Review: Under Your Skin by Shannyn Schroeder

Under Your Skin by Shannyn Schroeder

Blood Is Thicker Than Ink. . . 

Norah O'Malley has been alone for a long time. It's been ten years since her father and four brothers shipped her off to be raised by her aunt. Seven months since she's seen the guy who got her pregnant--who still doesn't know. And it's two weeks since she came home to Chicago and discovered none of her family wants to talk--or listen. 

She never expected to walk into a tattoo shop seven months pregnant and get her socks knocked off by instant attraction. She can't even see her socks. But Kai Ellis is big and gruff and sexy as hell, and if he has a past, well, so does she. Even more, Kai knows how to listen so that Norah feels just a little less alone . . . 

All the chemistry in the world can't help Norah make her decisions. And no sizzle of desire will make Kai believe in happy endings. But a little time with someone who understands might just change everything . . .
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EskieMama Reads Review: Inseverable by Cecy Robson

Inseverable  by Cecy Robson

How can you imagine forever with someone who's leaving everything behind?

Callahan, a former army sniper, wants to make an escape from his past and everything he experienced at war, but most of all, just not feel. Feeling leads to pain and he’s suffered enough. When he inherits a house on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, he packs his bags, lured by the peace and seclusion he thinks it will bring. But, Callahan never counted on meeting anyone like Trinity . . .

Trinity has always been the cute, and funny one, who most guys overlook in pursuit of her "hot" friends. She became used to being everyone’s pal, until the day the young man she was attracted to, was drawn to her in return. He became her first great love, and first crushing heartbreak when she found him in bed with one of her closest friends.

To move forward, and to carry out her commitment to helping those in need, Trinity enlists in the Peace Corps, but not before returning to Kiawah f…

EskieMama Reads Review: Bad Boys After Dark: Mick by Melissa Foster

Bad Boys After Dark: Mick by Melissa Foster

Indulge your inner vixen... 

Meet the Bad Boys... Four sinfully sexy, fiercely loyal, uber alpha brothers about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. If dirty talk, cursing, or raw, passionate sex turns you off, the After Dark books are not for you, because everything's naughtier after dark.

Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she's researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She's waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action--and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn't do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she's hit the jackpot wh…

EskieMama Reads Review: Driven to Temptation by Melia Alexander

Driven to Temptation  by Melia Alexander 

Aidan Ross might be an engineering genius, but people skills? Not this soldier’s forte. Thankfully, a trusted friend is accompanying him to a make-or-break tradeshow…but then a bubbly redhead hops into his truck, claiming to be his new road trip buddy. She’s a gorgeous distraction he can’t afford. Or ignore.

Delaney Harper comes from a family of engineers—male engineers. With several impressive projects under her belt, she’s on a mission to prove she can hang with the big boys, too. But cracking the sexy, closed-off CEO is tougher than she expects…and hotter than she could have imagined. 

With the tempting woman disrupting his carefully planned schedule, Aidan can’t focus on the road, much less their upcoming presentation. The future of his company is riding on this trip, and if they’re to land a huge account, he has to keep his head—and his heart—in the game…

Review:                           4 Stars
Driven by Temptation was a cute relaxing r…

EskieMama Reads Review: A Summer to Remember by Marilyn Pappano

A Summer to Remember  by Marilyn Pappano


It's been a long time since widow Fia Thomas felt the spark of physical attraction. But from the moment she meets Elliot Ross one stormy night, she yearns for a fresh start, for him to make her feel whole and well again. With his broad shoulders and a warm smile crinkling his dark eyes, he could finally offer her the solace she's been seeking. And she's willing to give him anything in return . . . except a promise that could break his heart.

Now that Elliot is out of the Army, he's looking for a place to call home. Tallgrass was just a stop to stretch his legs, yet one look at Fia halts him in his tracks. In her sweet, sassy company, he finds the soul mate he never thought he'd have. But Fia is holding something back-something that keeps her from making any plans. Elliot's new mission: gain Fia's trust...and convince her that summer's end can mean a new beginning.

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EskieMama Reads Review: A Bodyguard of Lies by Donna Del Oro

A Bodyguard of Lies  by Donna Del Oro

An FBI agent hunts for an infamous Nazi spy--and risks more than he bargained for.

Handsome FBI agent Jake Bernstein is recruited by MI5 to go undercover in England and Ireland and investigate a naturalized American grandmother. His task: Discover if she was the notorious Nazi spy, Hummingbird, who caused the deaths of thousands during World War II. His obstacles: A dangerous, Irish neo-Nazi organization, the woman’s lovely blond granddaughter, and sixty years’ worth of lies. His priority: Stay alive!

Review:                            5 Stars
This book evoked many memories for me, of things my Mother told me she had gone through WWII, stories that made me cry and try to understand what is in the heart of men. 
Yes the book evoked memories of atrocities committed during the war and War is hell, no matter which war, the ones in the past and the ones now, War is hell on everyone.
The Author wove a wonderful story of many people involved in this story…

EskieMama Reads Review: A Midsummer Night's Fling by Eliza Walker

A Midsummer Night's Fling by Eliza Walker

“A magical, joyful, delightful, sexy contemporary romance by a new star in the making!” — New York Times bestselling author, Marie Force

The show must go on, but the price of admission could be her heart.

Sick of her vagabond life in a Broadway touring company, Nicola is ready to settle down. She wants nothing more than to park her suitcase in California, put out feelers for local auditions, and leave her past firmly behind her.

Too bad her past comes knocking on her door her first day home. All six-foot-three, beautiful man of her past named Max. Stupid Max. The mistake Nicola just can’t seem to stop making.

Even before Nicola—fiery, quick-witted, beautiful Nicola—slams the door in his face, Max is in trouble. She will always be the one who got away. Three times. Which makes convincing her to play Titania to his Oberon a bit…awkward.

Though she has zero desire to re-re-rekindle an old flame, Nicola can’t turn down the chance Max is offerin…