Review: In the Presence of Evil by Autumn Jordon

In the Presence of Evil by Autumn Jordon
Release date: June 15, 2011
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Page count: 300 pages
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

When someone frames Gina Rizzo for murder, there’s only one person who can help her—the man who broke her heart years ago.

For Marine Cole Hanson, staring down death is easier than facing the woman who stole his soul and then betrayed him. But when Cole sees Gina in handcuffs, old feelings flare.


Review: An Unlikely Alliance by Rachel Van Dyken

An Unlikely Alliance
An Unlikely Alliance by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Publisher: Astraea Press
Page count: 123
Source: ebook from author

Spoiled New York rogue Royce Mc Arthur lives a charmed life. He sees no reason to settle down, until his mother issues her decree that he must grow up, find a wife and produce some grandchildren, preferably before she dies of old age. But his choices are quite limited considering the only women of his acquaintance are ones of ill repute.


Review: Expendable by Maggie Jaimeson

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Expendable by Maggie Jaimeson
Release Date: August 10, 2011
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Page Count: 274
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

After a bitter fight, Jenna Mosier’s pregnant sister ran away. Now, ten years later, Tanya is dead—murdered. A bloody note clutched in her hand pleads for someone to rescue her baby—a child Jenna must find to make up for not saving her sister. Former Marine Reed Adler thought he left danger behind when he retired from Special Ops command.


Review: Daisies, Deadly Force, and Disastrous Divorce Disputes by J.L. Wilson

Daisies, Deadly Force, and Disastrous Divorce Disputes by J.L. Wilson
Series: Deadly Landscaping (#3)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Pages: 251
Source:  ebook provided by publisher

Excerpt:  Charlie straightened, his deep green eyes perplexed. “I said as much. John said something weird,something like ‘the knowledge of a thing is worth money in the bank.’ I didn’t know what he meant. I was more concerned about his allegations against Janelle. He made it sound like she was sleeping with me—that she got pregnant—in order to force me to get you to change your mind about Grandy’s inheritance and share with John.” He stopped, his mouth thinning into an angry line.


Review: Not To Us By Katherine Clare Owen

Not to Us by Katherine Clare Owen
Publication Date: April 30, 2011
Publisher: The Writing Works Group
Page Count: 347
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, irrevocably; it’s the endings that we’re unprepared for. My life has become a roller coaster ride, mixed with equal amounts of pure joy and exposed fear; and, sometimes, this unfathomable incredulity. This arrives in spurts, like adrenalin or injected heroin; well, how I imagine injected heroin would feel.


Review: Her Sister’s Shadow by Katharine Britton

Her Sister’s Shadow by Katharine Britton
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Publisher: Berkley (Penguin)
Page Count: 352
Source: Received from publisher for review

An emotionally powerful debut about two sisters who reconnect after nearly forty years of estrangement.

Renowned painter Lilli Niles is at home in her North London flat when she receives an unexpected call from her elder sister, Bea, who’s at the family homestead in Whitehead, Massachusetts. Bea’s husband has just died, and she’d like Lilli to fly home to attend the funeral.


Review: Crushed by Barbara Ellen Brink

Crushed: A Fredrickson Winery Novel (Volume 2)Reviewer: Judy Nickles

Crushed by Barbara Brink
Series: sequel to Entangled (2010)
Release Date: March 10th, 2011
Publisher: Smashwords, 2011
Page Count: 265

Source: ebook provided by author for review

Blurb: When Adam Fredrickson shows up at his sister’s California winery, footloose and carefree, looking for a temporary job and a chance to play his music, he doesn’t expect to meet the girl of his dreams. But the best things in life are usually unexpected.


Interview with Judy Nickles

Jen: Today we are happy to welcome Judy Nickles to Romancing the Book.  Judy is one of our reviewers and is also an author under the name Gwyneth Greer.  Judy, will you please share a short bio with us?

Judy: I’m a retired teacher who is finally pursuing her dreams of writing for publication. Also, I’m having my adolescent rebellion 50 years late and loving it!

Jen: Tell us about The Showboat Affair and where it’s available.