Mama Reads for #review: Ignited by @ddantone #4.5stars #excellentstart #addictedtoignitedseries

 

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Seventeen year old Kris Young is on the run from a throng of superhuman golden-eyed freaks hell-bent on seeing her dead, and she doesn’t know why. Good thing she has her guardian angel to protect her…sort of.

Kris is aided by Nathan, the mysterious man that ends up being anything but angelic when he rescues her for the fourth time in fourteen years. Even if the handsome hero illusion is shattered by his harsh treatment of her, he knows how to fight this strange enemy and is determined to keep her safe at all costs.

As the body count rises in their wake, Nathan introduces Kris to a world in which not everyone is human and the battle lines between good and evil are clearly drawn. Kris’s piece in the puzzle is something neither is aware of and, as they uncover the truth, neither is prepared for what they find. Overcoming twists and revelations that shatter both of their lives, they discover that nothing is as it seems and nothing, least of all their hearts, are safe.

From debut author, Desni Dantone, Ignited is the first novel in a tale of first love, mystery and adventure that will introduce you to an exciting new world as Kris discovers how she fits in it.

Read an excerpt on Desni’s webpage: http://www.desnidantone.com/scene-2.html

While you’re there, read more about her, her books, and follow her social pages for updates!

 

Mama’s Thoughts:
I actually wasn’t going to finish this book due to migraines, lo and behold the book is FREE on amazon, so the Audible audio book was only $1.99, a deal I wouldn’t have passed up anyway and now I can say that I read my book on time!

I am so glad I got this push to read the beginning of the series.  A little bit Jen Armentrout, a little bit Karen Lynch, and a whole lot of originality, Ignited had me riveted to the edge of my…bed.  Hey, I listen before I go to sleep at night you pervs.  I actually just grabbed the next book in the series because there’s a bit of a cliffhanger, and I’m addicted after this first installment!

This is certainly an above average paranormal fantasy, with some romantic elements, a good dose of humor and tons of action!  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the way Kris would behave often made so much sensed, as she is only 17 after all, so I couldn’t really fault her for whining a bit here and there once being thrust into a world she didn’t know existed.  I did not like Nathan or Alek at first, but each grew on me in their own way.  I don’t want to give too much away, as there are a number of twists and surprises in store for new readers, just know that not everything is as it seems and you will not guess what’s coming.  Nope, not at all.

A great start to what is sure to be one of my new favorite series, Ignited has lit a fire within me to keep reading more Desni Dantone!  Her 4th novel in the Ignited series, Avenging Heart, comes out later this month!

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OUT OF THE ASHES by @KellyHashway is coming 3/22 and I love this cover! #OutOfTheAshes #sneakpeek

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Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s worst nightmare has come true…

She’s been reborn as a Phoenix and has forgotten everything from her first life—including Logan Schmidt. He’s handsome and protective, but with no recollection, he can’t be trusted.

Accused of being a Hunter, Logan’s mortality is put to the test…

Logan isn’t willing to admit he and Cara are over—not even after he watches her rise from her own ashes.

While the other Phoenixes are convinced Logan is a sworn enemy, a group of deadly Hunters are sure he is a Phoenix. Only being guilty of loving Cara, he must prove them all wrong—and convince Cara she loves him.

However, a magical link may be the demise of Logan’s devotion…

With the Hunters hot on their heels, it’s up to Logan to save Cara. But when the dagger calls out, Logan is drawn to its power.

Cara’s missing memories may not be the only obstacle standing between her and Logan. Their relationship isn’t just complicated—it’s deadly. And when Cara finds herself at a crossroad, she is forced to choose…

She can plunge into the darkness of her treacherous fate, or use her Phoenix instincts to once again rise Out of The Ashes.

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Get Under the Covers with @AnnieAnde Ashes to Ashes Book 2: Falling Ashes #sneakpeek #steamyteaser with @BareNakedWords

Book: Falling Ashes (Ashes to Ashes #2)
Author: Annie Anderson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 21st March


Synopsis


Mena Constantine is pissed off.

Finally freed from her fifty-year imprisonment by a maniacal leader, she is desperately trying to recover and get her life back. Problem is, the life she had is long gone. Struggling under the weight of her memories and healing from the wounds of her captivity, she can’t seem to catch a break. Every waking moment, death seems like a relief she would welcome.
Asher Crane is a dead man.
As a Guardian to the King, his only purpose in life is to keep the King alive. And he’s failing. Miserably. With the King ill, the Queen dying, and zero plans for a successor, he’s pretty much screwed. Because if the King dies, the law says Asher dies, too.
As these two wounded souls collide in a series of bloody and unfortunate events, they will clutch to the last shreds of life before death beats down their door.
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Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, and old man of a dog.

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Aurelia Constantine is having a rough century. 
Plagued by visions of murder, death and destruction, she has resigned herself to the nightmare her life has become. When an enemy from her past comes to her rescue, she must let go of old wounds and heal the breach so she may survive the evil poisoning her mind.
Rhys Stevens is guilty.
Murder. Betrayal. Treason. Take your pick; he’s guilty of them all. On the path of redemption, he must beg for forgiveness from the one person he fought to save – the woman he has always loved.

Thrown together in the trenches of war, they must work as a team to stop a monstrous puppet master from pulling their strings.

Ashes, ashes. We all fall down.
Get ready to burn.

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#Twisted is Live! @EMontgomeryAuth has taken an old tale and added a new twist…something dark and sinister! #review and #sneakpeeks inside and enter the #giveaway too!

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Author: Elizabeth Montgomery

Publisher: CHBB Publishing

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design and Photography

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Who could’ve known one pair of shoes could cause so much trouble.

Dee’s lost the sparkly red heels, and when she befriends a witch to help her find a way home, she finds herself down the rabbit hole. With the veil between Wonderland and Oz torn wide open, things go awry.

The flying monkeys are loose in the Kingdom, Hatter is lost on the sun-colored brick road, and betwixt a battle of the worlds, the Red Queen seeks power, but all Dee wants is to go home.

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Mama’s Thoughts:
Holy smokes Batman!  I knew that I could expect something to do ith Oz, but I had no real idea what to expect from Twisted.  Still, this wasn’t it.  This is more of a re-imagining of what happened after the wizard, Dorothy and Toto hopped in that hot air balloon and supposedly back to Kansas, than a straight re-telling of the Wizard of Oz.  Think of it as an alternate, darker, more suspenseful sequel.  With a very unexpected antagonist.  The gorgeous cover is not a ruse to distract you from poor writing, as Montgomery’s lush depictions of a decrepit land fill you with shivers and creepers lurk in every corner.  Seriously, at one point I actually JUMPED from a fright while reading.  You become so sucked into this book you forget the world around you exists, whether it’s for 20 minutes or the entire 4 hours.  Honestly the only thing that was missing was a bit more background, but if we just assume that the background comes from the original, I understand leaving this out since the story is so well known to people who either have seen the first movie adaptation or read the book. If you are a fantasy reader,  a lover of suspense, like a good bit of horror, or just want a different type of re-telling, get a copy of Twisted and prepare to be dazed!


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Elizabeth Montgomery was born in Williamsburg, Va and raised in Yorktown, Va. Growing up in and around the historic triangle spurred her love for the unusual and paranormal. She is a mom to four amazing kids, a wife to an extraordinary husband and a full-time pediatric nurse. When not writing, working or helping with homework you can find Elizabeth with her nose stuck in a book or hovering around her Keurig waiting for that next cup. 

 

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Title: Chasing Memories
Author: Ellie Wade
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2015
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What if you found him, the one who was put on this earth for you? He was your perfect partner, your soul mate. Your life with him was more than you could have ever hoped for. The two of you created an amazing family full of so much love.
I did. And it was everything.
Then, one day, I woke up, and he was gone. They were all gone.
I can’t accept it. I’m stuck in a reality that isn’t mine, aching for the life I lost, one that made up the very fabric of my soul.
How do I find my future when my past won’t stop pulling me under? I’m drowning, struggling to breathe in this existence where nothing makes sense. It might be crazy, and I might be as well.
But if you’d experienced the joy of a once-in-a-lifetime love, you’d be chasing memories, too.
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Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kids, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and exploring new places with her family.

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Get this hot #newrelease from @carlyphillips and Laura Hawkeye! #sneakpeek of Never Say Love

Never Say Love by Carly Phillips and Lauren Hawkeye

Date of Publication: February 21, 2016

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Bound by a vow with his friends, hotel tycoon Nathan Archer refuses to settle down and tie the knot. His only commitment is to bachelorhood. Granted, that contract was made when he was 15 years old… and in a treehouse. Still, a promise is a promise. And Nate takes his promises seriously.

But when cute little Eleanor Marshall walks back into his life, this blast from the past is no longer the timid little girl he used to know. When Ellie propositions him for a night of sizzling, unattached sex, Nate can’t refuse. Besides, it’s only one night. And Nate is never going to settle down.

Never say never…

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Carly Phillips

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

Lauren Hawkeye

New York Time and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Hawkeye never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.

Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, two young sons, pit bull and two idiot cats, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting, reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!

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Get under the covers with @EliseKova and Air Awakens 4: Water’s Wrath #sneakpeek and #giveaway inside!

 

Water’s Wrath (Air Awakens #4)
Release Date: April 26th 2016
Summary:
 
Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet.
The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla’s fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she’ll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover.


 
 

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Cover Reveal Exclusive: My Thoughts on the Covers’ Symbolism So Far

Six months ago, almost to the day, Air Awakens came out. It was my debut novel as an independent author, no publisher and no agent behind me, and I had no idea what would come of it. Now, six months later, I can’t believe I’m revealing the cover on the fourth book of the Air Awakens series.
I say every cover is my favorite, because it gets harder and harder to pick. Each of the covers, in their own way, has been perfect for the book they belong with. My cover artist, Merilliza Chan, is amazing at taking direction and incorporating my suggestions.
Part of why each cover is perfect is because there are little hints, teasers, and call-outs to the story within. Without giving too many spoilers, here’s a couple notes on each of the Air Awakens covers so far!
Air Awakens
First off, notice how Vhalla’s sash is black. In the book, the sash that goes with her apprentice robes is cerulean. This, combined with her robes slowly turning black around the back of the cover is indicative of sorcery making a mark on her. But she hasn’t yet committed, she has yet to don all-black robes. The wind in her hair and sense of movement is a call-out to her affinity. The book in her hands, is representative of three things: her work in the library, the book she exchanges notes in, and the book she brings to the garden. Which, speaking of, the roses around her… well, if you’ve read the book you know what, or who, those are meant to symbolize. But I told Meril I wanted something ominous, something wicked about them. And the thorns going through them were perfect!
Fire Falling
Here is the first cover we see our dark prince on. Fire Falling is named after three incidents in the book… When Aldrik falls to his knees before Vhalla in the Crossroads, the Rites of the FALLen in the Crossroads for another, and the end of the book. Since two of the three aspects of the title of the book related to Aldrik it was only natural that he had to be on the cover. In Fire Falling, Aldrik is beginning to function as a guiding force for Vhalla and, on the cover, he’s looking over his shoulder at her. He can’t openly admit to their association. Vhalla’s eyes are glowing orange and she’s alight, immersed in flame. This was done to symbolize their Bond and Joining. That not only can his flames not harm her, but that he is connected on a mental and magical level. She is also wearing the armor Aldrik crafted for her.
Earth’s End
Now, the symbolism is beginning to get heavy. Vhalla is alone again on the cover, venturing into the wilderness. She’s almost facing the camera, symbolizing how she is growing into her own and becoming a more realized person. In the sky above her is a fire bird. We literally see this formed in the book, but it also is symbolic of a phoenix, rising from its own ashes. I think this works for Vhalla and Aldrik in their own ways through Earth’s End. The cloak she’s wearing is the one she receives from Tim with slash marks. The watch in her hand was gifted to her. And, in her other hand, we see a special sort of magic… Finally, one other note… Carved into a tree that’s on the back of printed books is a symbol – that is actually the symbol of Shaldan!
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Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she’s honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.

Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she’s currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of “geekdom.” She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her website, EliseKova.com/, for news and extras about her books!
 
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#DevHeads rejoice: The Dreamcatcher is live! Read our #review of this #newrelease and get a #sneakpeek plus info on the #giveaway! #thedreamlandseries @ejmellow

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Title: The Dreamcatcher, novella to The Dreamland Series

Author: E.J. Mellow

Release Date: Feb 26, 2016

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Synopsis:

He captured hearts and now he’s captured the spotlight.

Experience The Dreamcatcher, a novella comprised of scenes from The Dreamer told from Dev’s point of view, as well as seven extra scenes that did not appear in book one!

*This is a companion piece to The Dreamland Series and is to be read AFTER The Dreamer for story consistency and spoilers.

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Mama’s Thoughts:
In no certain order: Ermahgerd! Swoon! What, no way! ok you get the idea.  It’s been known that I am a tad bit of a fangirl for the The Dreamland series, and admittedly I’m a #DevHead too.  This book completely solidifies Devlin’s place in the upper echelon of book boyfriends.  He is much deeper than he wants people to think he is (as evidenced in The Divide) and has a tortured past that comes crashing into his present once Molly enters Terra and alters the course of his life forever.  I love these two and how they pick on each other, despite the obvious attraction.  And I must say, I’ve read several alternate pov novels and novellas now, but very few manage to bridge the gap between strictly rehashing scenes and actually adding something to the story as successfully as this.  While The Dreamcatcher is all on its own enjoyable, you will need to read The Dreamer first or you’ll be missing some major things (who the heck is Jared? for example).  I loved that this was a book for the reader, not for the quick passerby.  It’s something to savor while waiting on the third book in the series *cough not that we’re impatient or anything* and something to deepen your appreciation of the fantastic world that Mellow’s created.  If you haven’t read the series, start with the Dreamer, then Dreamcatcher, then Divide and you’ll have such an epic book hangover I fear for anything you try to read for a little while afterword.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

E.J. Mellow is the author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. When she’s not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.

Residing in Brooklyn, NY she is currently working on the third and final book in her series.  Visit EJMellow.com to find out more and sign up for her newsletter!

 

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Another #coverreveal not to miss: Lost by @AlyssaRoseIvy out soon- #sneakpeek inside and a #sale!

 

 

Releasing on March 10, 2016

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When all that you love is left behind, you are lost…

Owen is devastated. He was willing to give up everything for Daisy, but she refused. He wants to believe there is a way to bring her back, even if it means getting help from the unlikeliest of sources.

Daisy is numb. She has lost any ability to feel human emotion. Her dreams are her only escape from her dull existence, and even those are fading.

Owen and Daisy are both lost, and only their love for each other will bring them back together.

Haven’t started reading The Allure Chronicles yet? The prequel novella Seduction’s Kiss is free and Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1) is on sale for 99¢!

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Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

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There’s danger in the beauty…

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That’s how long it had been since I’d seen my winged hero— not that I’d been counting. I’d suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn’t crazy and knew he didn’t exist.

But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier… thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

 

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels with over half a million books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings and skinny dipping. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

#NewRelease by @faberelise Blocked is finally here! #canbrithaveitall #brifan get a #sneakpeek, read our #review and enter the #giveaway!

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Title: Blocked
Author: Elise Faber
Series: Golds Hockey novels (book 1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing

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This is her shot.

Brit has the chance to make history by being the first female goalie to play for an NHL team, the San Francisco Gold. So, when she is introduced to Stefan, the Gold’s captain, she is determinedly not interested.

Stefan is sexy, charming, and has a publicly documented list of conquests a mile long. Brit is unwilling to risk mixing business with pleasure, even when that business is wrapped up in a six-foot-plus, gorgeously muscled package.

When management pushes Brit and Stefan together in an effort to gain good press for the beleaguered team, Brit finds that her carefully calculated disinterest doesn’t mask her body’s desires. The more she falls for Stefan, the more she risks her career.

Will she be able to have it all—a starting position and the heart of the captain? Or will she lose everything?

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“I don’t really do the matching lingerie thing,” she said.

“Wh-what?”

With a sigh and an eye roll, she walked over to him. “I’m not super girlie.”

“Like f*** you’re not.” He was practically sitting on his hands, so he didn’t grab her.

Her lips curved up, and she stopped less than six inches from him. Close enough that her delicate feminine scent coated the air between them.

“You know, I’ve never felt so powerfully sexy before,” she said, stroking a single finger down his shirt, pressing the column of buttons lightly into his skin and setting him on fire, “but hearing your voice go all growly… Damn, I kind of like the way you make me feel, Barie.”

Sweet baby Jesus, she was a menace.

“Me too,” he agreed, even though Brit was making his balls turn permanently blue.

And apparently, she had no plans to stop because she plunked herself down in his lap, leaned close, and pressed her mouth to his.

There wasn’t any preamble. This was hunger, plain and simple.

Half of a hockey skate on black

Mama’s Thoughts:
I am not kidding when I say I enjoyed this book so thoroughly that I neglected to get enough sleep in order to read the first half, then didn’t do much of anything the next day while I finished reading.  OK, that’s not entirely true because I did organize a bookshelf, but thanks to narration I was technically still reading at the same time.  Blocked reminded me why I enjoyed watching hockey with my Dad so much when I was younger (yeah we were in Dallas so we had the Starz but they had a time when they were pretty good about 16-18years ago! lol)  It’s an intensely competitive sport and fights often break out.  I’ve never really gotten a behind the scenes look until I read this book.  Elise Faber has poured a lot of herself into this one, being a hockey player and fan too, and I greatly enjoyed the wealth of information that was provided to enhance the reader’s experience.  Plus, Brit is the kind of girl I want to be best friends with.  Stefan was…*fans self*… a book boyfriend like no other, he had the typical male thoughts but a totally unusual, and most admirable, reaction and way of handling certain situations.  There were some dark parts to the story that added depth without being triggering, though for some people they still might be uncomfortable, so be warned about the fact that you might experience some feels.  I definitely did.  Blocked not only made hockey sexy, it made me feel like I was in the thick of it all- action, romance, drama and life lessons included.  Grab your copy and hold on tight!  ***heat alert level 4– get a cold towel fer ya neck***

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Aside from writing bestselling romances, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team — the Sharks! — are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing With the Stars. Connect with her on facebook (facebook.com/elisefaberauthor), twitter (@faberelise), instagram (@elisefaber) or http://www.elisefaber.com

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