Black Friday Extravaganza: Spotlight on The Devil You Know (Book #1: Demon Legacy) by J.M. Gregoire

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Happy Black Friday RoloPolians and welcome to my little slice of the Black Friday Extravaganza!!  As you can see from the banner above, a ton of authors have signed on to the Extravaganza and allowed the participating bloggers to feature their work.  I have been paired with author J.M. Gregoire and hope the informtion below will interest you and get you to check out her book,  The Devil You Know 🙂

Title: The Devil You Know Series: Book #1: Demon Legacy Author: J.M. Gregoire Format: ebook Published: July 30, 2013 by J.M. Gregoire Books (first published July 29, 2013)  ISBN: 1481182080
Title: The Devil You Know
Series: Book #1: Demon Legacy
Author: J.M. Gregoire
Format: ebook
Published: July 30, 2013 by J.M. Gregoire Books (first published July 29, 2013)
ISBN: 1481182080

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Deziree Davanzatti is a thief by trade and to keep herself occupied between jobs, she owns and operates Onyx, a trendy nightclub for the supernatural citizens of New York City.  What else would a 400-something year old demon-human hybrid do with her spare time?  Following a drunken night of questionable decisions, the vampire Michael “Vegas” Tremayne leaves town with no explanation. Dez is left wondering if they made a mistake and if it cost her a price she wasn’t willing to pay – her best friend and confidant.  When he returns after two weeks of no contact, he comes bearing grave news that could potentially change the world forever….or end it all together. To make matters worse, they suspect that someone they know may be behind it all.   An extremely dangerous chain of events has been set in motion and it is up to Dez and Vegas, with the help of his brother Lucas, to find a way to stop it.  From the author of Burning, the short story prequel, comes The Devil You Know, the first full length novel in the Demon Legacy series by J.M. Gregoire.

Links to find/buy The Devil You Know (Book #1: Demon Legacy Series):

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About the author and where to find her:

J.M. Gregoire was born and raised in New Hampshire, USA and despite her abhorrence for any season that dares to drop to a temperature below seventy degrees, she still currently resides there with her two children and her two cats. Always a passionate reader, her love of urban fantasy books eventually morphed into a love of writing them. She is currently working on the Demon Legacy series and has an urban fantasy thriller project coming up that will be co-written with one of her best friends and favorite authors, Ginny Lurcock.

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Guest Post and Sweepstakes: Exception by Patty Maximini

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Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Exception tour hosted by AToMR Tours.  Today, Patty Maximini has stopped by to give her take on the the leading man and I have a link to the event-wide sweepstakes for you.  If you would like to check out the rest of the stops on the tour just click on the banner above.  Thanks so very much for stopping by RoloPoloBookBlog and have a fantastic day 🙂

Title: Exception Author:  Patty Maximini	 Release date:  November 1, 2013 Age Group: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance  Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com
Title: Exception
Author: Patty Maximini
Release date: November 1, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

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When all hope for moving on from a life filled with pain was gone, Emily Watson closed herself off to the world, packed her bags, and moved across the country in search of a new life. What she found was a career she adored and friends whom she loved. It wasn’t a full and complete life, but it was definitely better than what she knew before.

When all hope for being loved and accepted for who he was instead of what he had was gone, Taylor Carter decided that trusting people outside of his family wasn’t really smart and would only lead to disappointment. With his world turned upside down, his life became about his work, and every new relationship was meaningless and superficial. He was safe, and definitely content, but never truly happy. 

When all hope for staying awake during a long day was gone, Emily and Taylor found themselves at the same coffee cart. Little did they know then that the worst coffee they’d ever drank would forever change their lives.

When hopeless people are blinded by an endless pain. When contentment and safety feels like the best option, and love seems impossible, they may just find an EXCEPTION.  

My take on the leading man by Patty Maximini:

The biggest inspiration factor when creating Taylor was Emily. When I first imagined her, I knew that a man would have to be very special to understand her and to be allowed into her defenses. He would have to be patient, kind, and a little bit broken so he could understand her in all of her complexity.

Taylor has all of those attributes. He’s also nice, loyal, caring, and extremely protective of those he loves. He’s the type of guy who’ll go to the ends of the Earth to assure his loved one’s well-being, something that, when combined with his explosive personality, can be interesting. He’s also known disappointment, betrayal, and pain very closely, which makes him very wary of people and therefore very guarded.

He’s the typical jaw-dropping, tall, dark, and handsome, with soulful chocolate brown eyes, a chiseled body, and sexy scruff. He’s passionate about photography, fast motorcycles, and rock ’n’ roll. Oh yeah, he also has a very distinguished palate for coffee.

About the author and where to find her:

Author - Patty MaximiniI’m Patty, and words have always been a passion of mine. I’ve always loved to read them, write them and learn them in other languages. Last year, I’ve decided to take that passion and turn it into a book, the result was Exception, my very first novel due this October.

Whenever I’m not sitting behind my computer, I’m either enjoying the company of my dear hubby, Alex, and our four four-legged babies or reading. I’m a firm believer in long hand written letters, love of any kind and good stories.

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Links to find/buy Exception:

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Sweepstakes:

Up for grabs: one (1) $15 Amazon Gift Card,  five (5) Exception ebooks.  If you would like to check out the FTC mumbo jumbo you may do so in the terms and conditions.  If you would just like to enter for your chance to win then click the Rafflecopter link below and good luck 🙂

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Cover Reveal, Excerpt and, Sweepstakes: Seven Sons by Lili St. Germain

Title: Seven Sons Author: Lili St. Germain Genre: MC Romance/Erotica Release Date: February 2014 Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions

Title: Seven Sons
Author: Lili St. Germain
Genre: MC Romance/Erotica
Release Date: February 2014
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions

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Synopsis:

My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the President of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.

Including my innocence.

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.

Before my father died, Dornan and his sons stole my innocence and branded my skin, and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.

I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I’m out for revenge.

But I didn’t expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.

I didn’t expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.

Now, I’m faced with an impossible choice – Jase, or avenging my fathers death?

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Excerpt from Seven Sons:

Tears form at the corner of my eyes as the full brunt of Dornan’s obsession with me becomes apparent. He left me here for this. He asked me who my ex-boyfriend was, and then proceeded to travel across the country to kidnap an innocent boy from his house. A boy who has never laid eyes on me, a boy who I found online and added to Sammi’s backstory for credibility.

A boy who kneels in front of me with a gun pointed at his head.

I struggle against Chad’s stronghold, but it is useless. The guy is built, and he’s probably been snorting the white powder with daddy all the way home. 

I bite down on Chad’s hand and he pulls it away, yelling at me.

“He’s not my ex!” I scream, fighting against Chad’s rigid embrace.

Dornan looks at me like a man possessed. A man on a mission.

“I lied,” I gasp, still struggling. “I’ve never met him before. Please, just let him go.”

Dornan lowers his gun and looks me up and down. “You don’t have to be scared of him anymore,” he says. He lifts the gun, his finger putting pressure on the trigger.

“Please!” I scream.

My pleas go unheeded.

 

Lili_St_Germain_Author_PhotoLili writes dark erotica and NA. Her debut serial novel, Seven Sons, is due to be released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband, good coffee, hanging at the beach and running. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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Rylee Adamson’s Birthday Bash!!! Trailer, Secret Project Info and Interview

Title: Blind Salvage Series: Book #5: Rylee Adamson Author: Shannon Mayer Format: Kindle Edition, 240 pages Published: November 21, 2013 by HiJinks Ink Publishing, Ltd.  ASIN: B00FL0E10E

Title: Blind Salvage
Series: Book #5: Rylee Adamson
Author: Shannon Mayer
Format: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published: November 21, 2013 by HiJinks Ink Publishing, Ltd.
ASIN: B00FL0E10E

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 “My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker.”

When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.

Crossing into Ogre country is dangerous when you’re a polite, respectful gal. Which means I already know I’m in for a wild ride, despite the back-up I’ve brought along.

Even when things start to go sideways, and enemies close on us from every side, I still believe we have the upper hand.

How very blind can one person be when it comes to a salvage?

I’m about to find out.

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL of the Rylee Adamson Novels (both paperback and ebooks) have been reformatted inside and look AMAZING!!  The ebooks even include a new state of the art technology to help you keep track of characters from book to book.

EXCLUSIVE UNVEILING OF THE NEW CINEMATIC TRAILER FOR THE RYLEE ADAMSON NOVELS:  TRAILER

Rylee Adamson Interview

My name is Rylee. I don’t like it when people use my last name, it reminds me of where I’m from and the people who turned on me. I was adopted as a baby into a family where they couldn’t have children naturally. But when I was ten, my parents got a surprise. A miracle baby, a little girl with golden hair and bright blue eyes.

When I was sixteen, I was accused of killing her; our parents believed the police. But I don’t really want to talk about that as it was over ten years ago. I’m trying to let it go.

I’m a Tracker, a supernatural who can trace anyone’s life threads finding them regardless of whether they’re dead or alive. I prefer alive, dead is messy, but so often that is the case. I’m also an Immune, magic slides off me as if I don’t exist. That is handy.

Gods, I’m sweating here trying not to swear. Are you sure I can’t use at least one four letter word? No, of course not.

I never Track adults. They can bloody well take care of themselves. I only ever Track kids. Probably I’m trying to make up for not saving my sister. But I’ll leave that up to the psychologists out there to decipher my motives.

Alex is my buddy, a werewolf trapped between forms; half man, half wolf. Submissive, goofy and loyal to the bone he is the one spot of bright light in my life. I think you’d like him the best of the two of us. I know I can be a hard ass, I can’t seem to help it. But Alex has never met someone he couldn’t win over with a floppy wave of his oversized paws. He might not be the best back-up, but he makes me smile and in my world, that is enough.

Someone once asked me what it was like to Track kids for parents who had no one else to turn to, for parents who’d lost hope that their child would ever be returned to them.

This was my answer: It’s a weight and a responsibility that sits on me, I took an oath that I would never stop Tracking lost children. That I would put my life on the line for those who can’t save themselves, and that I would fight to my last breath to keep a child alive.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

SHANNON’S SECRET PROJECT

For months now, Shannon has been teasing you all with a “secret project” she’s been working on.  Have you figured out yet what the puzzle pieces add up to?  As her Christmas present to you all, she’s unveiling it now:

For the first EVER time you’ll get to hear what Alex is thinking inside his head with……

Title: Alex (A Rylee Adamson Short Story) Author: Shannon Mayer Age/Genre: New Adult/Adult Paranormal Romance Publisher:  HiJinks Ink Publishing Ltd. Release date:  December 12 , 2013 Cover designed by Damon Za; (http://damonza.com) Available EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon on December 12, 2013

Title: Alex (A Rylee Adamson Short Story)
Author: Shannon Mayer
Age/Genre: New Adult/Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: HiJinks Ink Publishing Ltd.
Release date: December 12 , 2013
Cover designed by Damon Za; (http://damonza.com)
Available EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon on December 12, 2013

“My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker.”

But this isn’t Rylee’s story.

It’s mine. Before I lost my ability to think like an adult. Before my body became stuck between wolf and human.

Before I knew the supernatural and Rylee even existed. This is the last of what I remember before I became a werewolf . . . this is the last of what is important to me.

And the moments I fought so hard to hang onto.

My name is Alex, and this is my story.

**Short story 14k Words**

About the author and where to find her:

author - shannon mayerShannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, dog, cats, horse, and cows. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats) and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her.

She is the author of the The Rylee Adamson Novels, The Nevermore Trilogy, A Celtic Legacy series and several contemporary romances.  Please visit her website at http://www.shannonmayer.com  for more information on her novels.

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Guest Post and Sweepstakes: This Much Is True by Katherine Owen

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Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the This Much is True tour hosted by AToMR Tours.  Today, I have a guest post (FAVORITE QUOTES) and a link to the event-wide sweepstakes for you.  If you would like to check out the rest of the stops on the tour just click on the banner above.  Thanks so very much for stopping by RoloPoloBookBlog and have a fantastic day 🙂

Title: This Much Is True Author: Katherine Owen Release: August 11, 2013 Age Group: New Adult/Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance; Sports Romance, Holiday Romance, New Adult College Romance Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Title: This Much Is True
Author: Katherine Owen
Release: August 11, 2013
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Sports Romance, Holiday Romance, New Adult College Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

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This Much Is True

Fate brings them together

Fame & lies keep them apart

One truth remains…

She’s become the Paly High girl with the most tragic story…

At 17, Tally Landon just wants to graduate and leave for New York to pursue ballet. Her best friend Marla convinces her to attend one last party—a college party—where she can be among strangers and evade the whisperings about the heartbreaking loss of her twin that follows her everywhere she goes. She meets Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s famous baseball wonder and has a little fun at his expense—when she lies about her age and who she really is—intent on being someone else for the night and escaping her tragic story.

His only focus is baseball, but he can’t forget the girl he saved on Valentine’s Day…

At 22, Lincoln Presley’s star is on the rise—about to finish at Stanford and expected to be taken early in Major League Baseball’s upcoming draft—his cousin’s party serves as a welcome distraction. But then, he sees the girl from Valentine’s Day that he saved from that horrific car accident and can’t quite hide his disappointment when she appears to look right through him and not remember him at all. He vows to learn her name at least before he leaves. What’s the harm in getting to know this girl? What’s the worst that can happen?

Fate soon tests these star-crossed lovers in all kinds of ways…

And yet, despite the lies being told to protect the other, and the trappings of fame that continually separate them, and in lieu of the deception by those they’ve come to trust the most; one truth remains.

This much is true. 

Caution: This title contains some strong language, some violence, and some sexual situations and is intended for readers 18+ in age.

Favorite Quotes from This Much is True by Katharine Owen

This quote shows the essence of Tally. It shows all of her fears about life and Lincoln Presley in one brief soliloquy. Chapter 7 – Tally’s POV.

He’s good-looking. At a detrimental level. The kind of guy you would be seen in public with and most girls would cattily be saying: “Why her? Why did he choose her?” I catch my lower lip between my teeth, embarrassed at the calculating assumptions I’ve made about him in such a short amount of time. We’ve gone from the prospect of a one-night stand to a relationship. The first I often employ, and the second I will never entertain. Ever.

It dawns on me that I’ve been staring at him again. His eyes are incredible, and I get lost in them again because there’s a part of me that clearly wants to jump into the alluring deep end with him and another part of me that uncharacteristically hesitates mightily. I can’t look away from him. It’s disconcerting and enthralling at the same time.

Linc’s POV – Chapter 8. I think this clearly shows Linc’s vulnerability and confusion over this girl and the inevitable change he feels after seeing her again.

I stand still for a long time, holding the note, and let it all sink in. Her leaving is almost palpable like a gale-force wind that’s rolled into my life in the span of a single evening and left behind all this incalculable destruction, both inside and out. Yes, the tempest has passed, but the air around me feels different. I can hardly breathe. Nothing is the same without her. As the lone survivor of her particular storm, I begin to wonder just exactly what I’m supposed to do now.

Linc’s POV – Chapter 8

This is the essence of Lincoln Presley at the beginning of the book. Tally left him a note that said,
Thank you, Elvis without signing her name. He’s not used to NOT getting the things he wants and he definitely wants Tally. I spent a long time getting this paragraph just so and the long sentence is intentional (just so you know…).

It’s only later, after wandering listlessly around the guest house for another hour, after I eventually resign myself to the unenviable task of cleaning everything up and throwing away the empty champagne bottle we shared; after I wash the wine glass smudged with her lipstick; after I purposefully pick up and look through each and every one of the DVDs she touched and so casually left in a forsaken heap stacked precariously at the edge of the great room rug so clearly forgotten by her, which seemingly represents this wry reflection of myself that even I can admit to; it’s only after I pushed the heavy furniture pieces back into place and, in essence, effectively erase all genuine evidence of her incredible presence from the night before; yes, only after all of that, do I realize I have absolutely no way to get in touch with her.

I’m practically paralyzed with equal doses of disappointment and despair at the cruelty of this one indelible fact. Yes, this hits me hard because I want to see her again, need to see her again; and yet, I have no way to get in touch with her. I begin to wonder if that was her intention with me all along.

Author’s note:  The above quote shows Linc’s vulnerability. He has this amazing life, this extraordinary talent, and yet a single night with this girl changes him in some inexplicable way. I’ve had a few readers question the insta-love concept present within this story line. It happened to me, so I can unequivocally state that it’s real; it happens. And I encourage all of my readers to wait for the real thing. Do not settle. Capiche? Love, KO

Chapter 13 – Tally’s POV – A reveal of Tally that explains why she does the things she does basically throughout the book.

“I. Cant. Lose. Anyone. Else. Wonderland doesn’t last, Elvis,” I say with such sadness that I think all three of them might start to cry now. “This isn’t supposed to be so hard. This is the easy part. But you…you make it hard and complicated. Two things I don’t need…or want.”

Links to find/buy This Much is True:
Amazon     Kobo     Barnes & Noble     iTunes

About the author and where to find her:

author - Katharine OwenDark. Edgy. Contemporary. Romantic. Were we describing me? Or my fiction? Sorry.  I drink too much…coffee, not enough water. I swear too much for God and my mother, and I slip these into my fiction. Sorry.  I’m impatient, a perfectionist, a wordsmith, a dreamer, which ends up being good and bad. I’m a workaholic; ask my “fam-dam-ily”.  I’ve written four novels in as many years: “When I See You, “Not To Us”, Seeing Julia” as well as my latest release “This Much Is True” (which hit #1 on Amazon best seller lists for Sports Romance, Holiday Romance within a week of its release). Competitive; much, KO? Oh yes.  If you love angsty, unpredictable love stories, I’m yours. ♥

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Up for grabs: three (3) Print copies of This Much is True – US/Canada; five (5) eBook copies of This Much is True – gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble; one (1) $25 Amazon.com Gift Card.  If you would like to check out the FTC mumbo jumbo you may do so in the terms and conditions.  If you would just like to enter for your chance to win then click the Rafflecopter link below and good luck 🙂

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Double Review Day, Part One: Fetched (A Going to the Dogs novella) by Zoe Dawson

Title: Fetched Series: Novella companion to the Going to the Dogs series Author: Zoe Dawson Format: ebook Published: November 18, 2013 by Blue Moon Creative
Title: Fetched
Series: Novella companion to the Going to the Dogs series
Author: Zoe Dawson
Format: ebook
Published: November 18, 2013 by Blue Moon Creative

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A companion novella to Hounded, Going to the Dogs, #3. Your reading enjoyment would be enhanced if you’ve already read Hounded.

Poe is getting married and she’s having Jared’s baby. She’s gotten her happily ever after, but everything happened so fast, she’s barely had time to take it all in. She’s worried about her ability to be a good mother. Will her doubts overshadow these joyous occasions—her marriage and honeymoon with her sexy cowboy?

But, she’ll have to catch her breath on the run. Before she can say Zombie Apocalypse, she’s off to Vegas where all her friends and family are assembling. They have to put a wedding together in a week. Can the dog park babes come to her rescue to get this hitching to come off without a hitch?

Ah, wait, The Terrible Two are involved. 

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Rating: 5/5 stars

 My Review:

**SPOILERS!!  Stop reading if you have not read Poe’s book, Hounded**

 POE!!!!  Do I really need to say anything else?

Fetched is a super-super-sweet novella that is a part of Zoe Dawson’s Going to the Dogs series and is a brilliant companion to a series I absolutely adore.  Here’s the skinny on Fetched: at the end of Hounded (Poe’s book) Poe was all kinds of blissfully engaged to the über-hot Jared and set to start her career as a veterinarian.  As Fetched opens, the bliss is continuing to roll on in as we discover Poe is not only engaged but also pregnant!  Sheesh!!  Hot guy, the Terrible Two, Daisy, a baby and now, to make everything all legitimate, a quick wedding in Vegas hosted by Harper.  To say Poe has been handed a plate full of awesome doesn’t even come close so why is she so crappin’ stressed out and unsure of where her seemingly perfect life is headed? 

Although the teensiest bit unsure of what the future holds, Poe boards the plane to Vegas and greets the dog park girls with open arms and a big smile.  True to form, Harper (aka the blonde juggernaut!) has taken care of nearly everything and what she couldn’t deal with, the ever-resourceful Brooke has covered.  All Poe has to do is enjoy her time in a monster suite, shag her fantastic fiancé and walk down the aisle when the time is right.  If only she could shake those nagging feelings she keeps pushing aside. 

The Bottom Line: Fetched is Poe at her finest and I am soooo glad Zoe Dawson added this novella to the Dogs series!!  Fetched is in no way about answering any unanswered questions from Hounded (there weren’t any!) but about furthering Poe and Jared’s story and giving fans of the series a wonderful treat that is the Vegas wedding.  Dear Lord, the scene with Daisy at the wedding is hysterical and completely unexpected in the best way possible.  If you have read and loved this series as I have then Fetched will only increase your love and leave you wondering as it has me, if Dawson is going to give us three more companion novellas 🙂

Links to find/buy FetchedAmazon       Barnes & Noble

About the author and where to find her:

author - zoedawsonZoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery,  urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.

You can find her at the following links:

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Double Review Day, Part Two: On Best Behavior (Book #3: CONduct Series) by Jennifer Lane

Title: On Best Behavior Series: Book #3: CONduct Series Author: Jennifer Lane Publisher: Omnific Publishing Genre:  Romance Age Group: Adult Publication: September 24, 2013

Title: On Best Behavior
Series: Book #3: CONduct Series
Author: Jennifer Lane
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Genre: Romance
Age Group: Adult
Publication: September 24, 2013

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Planning a wedding is never easy—especially when the Russian Mafia wants you dead.

On Best Behavior—the third and final book in The Conduct Series—finds our favorite couple moving forward, despite the odds. Following a pardon by the Governor of Illinois, ex-cons Sophie Taylor and Grant Madsen are finally free to pursue their love and the life that lies ahead for them. Grant now fights the forces that have hurt his loved ones by working undercover for the FBI, and he has infiltrated the Russian Mafia in Chicago. Sophie dives into swimming with Grant’s nephew, Ben, and into her career as a psychology professor. Thankfully, now it’s Ben’s turn to heal through therapy sessions with Dr. Hunter Hayes.

With so many things going right for Grant and Sophie, it’s too bad the Russians aren’t their only threat. When Grant’s father, Enzo Barberi, discovers his own son thwarted his plan to break out of prison, his overdeveloped sense of vengeance flares to life. As Sophie scrambles to save her fiancé, it’s impossible to say who will kill Grant first—the Russians or his Italian family. Can love triumph over evil? Are hard work and a pledge to be on best behavior ever enough?

Once again, author Jennifer Lane brings a harrowing tale of romantic suspense with a psychological twist, and it’s sure to leave readers breathless.

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:

**SPOILERS!!  Stop reading if you haven’t read books one and two!!**

The Russians are coming!  The Russians are coming and Grant is once again caught up in the middle of the mess and looking to make things right.  Oh Grant, will you ever learn?

On Best Behavior is the third and final installment of Jennifer Lane’s CONduct series and it is a fine ending to what has proven to be a very good adult romantic trilogy.  At the end of Bad Behavior, Grant and Sophie had both been pardoned, were newly engaged and looking forward to starting their lives together without the taint of criminal and parolee hanging over each of them.  While Sophie is all kinds of on board with this plan, Grant unfortunately has other ideas.  Agreeing to work undercover for the FBI was not on Sophie’s agenda but Grant, still trying to make the world safe from the mafia has agreed to help the FBI take down a nasty group of Russians who have taken up residence in Chicago. 

Though he knows the assignment will be difficult, Grant is convinced he can help the FBI and is determined to put these very bad men behind bars.  As he gets deeper into the organization, Grant’s determination becomes even further resolved when he sees the abuse the women are subject to and the filth the bosses are involved in.  If only the Russians were Grant’s only problem.  As is typical, Grant’s horrifyingly awful family is once again up to no good and should Grant die as a result of their scheming, then so be it.  To make matters even worse, in order to protect Sophie and Ben, Grant is forced to separate from them and only see them when he is absolutely certain he isn’t being tailed.  Oh, Grant!

Though Sophie (mostly) understands Grant’s desire to help the FBI, she isn’t thrilled with being separated from her fiancé.  Of the two, it is Sophie who truly appreciates the level of danger Grant is putting himself into and does her best to hide her fear and support her man.  Keeping Sophie busy is young Ben who has joined the swim team, has his eye on a beautiful young lady and, is trying desperately to stay on the straight and narrow in order to avoid turning out like his dad.  Once again, the family from Hell butts in and drags Ben and Sophie into a huge mess that eventually wraps itself around Grant and his mess to create one ginormous and seriously ugly mess.  Will these two ever, ever, ever find their HEA??

The Bottom Line: Though On Best Behavior started out a bit on the slow side, once it got rolling it didn’t slow down and I totally understood the need for the slow beginning.  Even though the series is already two books old, Lane had a lot of ground work to lay for this final installment and by the end of the read I saw the beginning as more of a slow burn leading up to a big boom rather than a true slow start.  There are the Russians, the FBI, the family from Hell and so much emotional drama that I was worn out in the totally good way by the end of the read.  And then, there is the end and man, oh man is it a pretty perfect way to tie up Grant and Sophie’s story.  Overall, the CONduct series has proven to be a very solid romantic suspense trilogy and one I feel comfortable recommending to a wide range of readers.  🙂

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About the author and where to find her:

author - Jennifer LanePeople fascinate the psychologist/author (psycho author) known as Jennifer Lane. Her therapy clients talk to her all day long about their dreams and secrets, and her characters tell her their stories at night. Jen delights in peeling away the layers to scrutinize their psyches and emotions. But please rest assured, dear reader, she isn’t psychoanalyzing you right now. She’s already got too many voices in her head!

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is the author of The Conduct Series—-romantic suspense for adult readers—-and recently completed the third and final installment: On Best Behavior. Streamline is her first foray into writing for young and new adults, but she’s found this sort of writing even more fun. A former college swimmer, Jen was able to put a lot of her own experiences into this book.

Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and hanging out with her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.

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