Review: THE PROFESSIONAL FREELANCER by Rory Scherer

What do you do when you are down on your luck and unemployed?  Well, you take the advice of your best buddy and become a “professional freelancer” by doing whatever odd jobs people will hire you for. Unfortunately,  those odd jobs can lead to a lot of trouble if you aren’t careful.

22430171When I saw the cover of The Professional Freelancer by Rory Scherer, I thought not my cup of tea. Fortunately, I read the blurb and thought why not. This is a hilarious laugh out loud novella that reminded me so much of Kurt Vonnegut that I kept looking for illustrations and Kilgore Trout. Scherer ‘ s observations about our society were also dead on accurate.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this novella is that the narrator is never given a name or description and is talking directly to the reader.  The reader knows the narrator is a man but that is all we are told.  While this may seem odd, it allows the reader to develop their own picture of the narrator and in a sense the narrator becomes Every Man.

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Review: GOOD GIRL OVERBOARD by Denise Swanson

In Good Girl Overboard by Denise Swanson, Darcy Simmons thought she had put her days of reviewing cruise ships behind her. All she wanted to do was write her novel and plan her wedding. When Darcy catches her fiancè, Yale, cheating on her with a barely legal young woman, Darcy calls off the wedding.  Yale skips town leaving Darcy to pay the bills and forcing her to go back to a job she loathes. Deciding to mend her broken heart with a fling while on assignment,  Darcy literally bumps into her dream guy. Only it turns out this dream guy is also the ship’s captain, Mitch James. Can Darcy stay objective with her review and have the fling of a lifetime?

24990558This is Denise Swanson ‘s first contemporary romance and I have to say she that she wrote an excellent book. Good Girl Overboard is a cute,  sexy,and fast paced read with well developed characters. When I finished this book, I gave out a long sigh because I didn’t want it to end.

Darcy is great as the heroine. She is smart, funny and caring. Darcy struggles throughout the book to remain objective. When her boss tells her to find something wrong with the ship or else, Darcy decides to face the or else even if it means financial ruin.

Mitch is a terrific choice for Darcy’s HEA. Despite being the owners son, Mitch remains humble throughout the book.Their chemistry is instantaneous and hot! When Yale shows up on the ship, Mitch goes into full Alpha mode to protect her from the slime ball.

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Fun Friday with Giveaways!

It’s finally Friday!  Who is ready for the weekend? I know I am. It has been a long week. Let’s have some fun today! Several romantic suspense authors that I highly recommend have books on sale for 99 cents, so how about a giveaway? Or five? Yes! I will be giving away five books today! Just comment below and let me know which books you have read, want to read or want to win!

Books available to choose from include those you see in the graphic below. Click on the author’s name below the image to learn more about the books!

Giveaways

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Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey: Choice of Something Crazy or Take Me

Cynthia Eden: Choice of Sinful Secrets or Deadly Fear

Misty Evans: Choice of Deadly Pursuit, The Perfect Hostage or Holiday Justice

Adrienne Giordano: Choice of The Chase or Holiday Justice

Maureen A. Miller: Choice of Shadow, High Tide, or Jungle of Deceit

Katie Reus: First Surrender

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Note: Winners will be drawn Saturday, March 21, 2015 and notified by email. Books will only qualify if they are still listed for 99 cents when I have heard back from the winner to confirm the book they would like. If that book is no longer 99 cents, they will have the option to pick another book from the list.

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: THE RISK by Skye Jordan

Boy do I have a treat for you today! The Risk, the first book in Skye Jordan’s new Xtreme Heroes series is out this week and it is fantastic. I love the characters, the story and it’s (of course) super sexy. Today we have an excerpt so you can check it out for yourself and many giveaway opportunities – gift cards, books and a Kindle!

About the Book

25099675Title: The Risk (Xtreme Heroes, Book 1)

Author: Skye Jordan

Release Date: March 16, 2015

Category: Hot Contemporary Romance

Buy Links: Amazon / Kobo / Barnes & Noble / iBooks

Book Summary:

From New York Times bestselling author Skye Jordan, Xtreme Heroes is a brand new series starring super-hot extreme athletes and their adventures.

Former Olympian turned physical therapist to the elite Julia Bailey knows all about pushing the limits. But when a sexual harassment suit costs her a dream job—not to mention her reputation—she takes on the biggest risk of her life. Rehabilitating the X Games’ most notorious bad boy might be just what she needs to secure the funds for her own treatment center. Problem is, the only kind of recovery her new client is interested in is under-the-covers freestyle—gear optional.

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Something I Need

Happy Friday! Since I don’t have any witty thoughts regarding bookish things today, let’s talk music. Lately, this song has been played about five times a day for me for the past week. I am not quite sure I understand the video, but I do love the song.  What song do you have playing a lot of this week?

Something I Need by OneRepulic

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