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From MelodysLove4Books – Tethered Through Time

As an avid romance reader and an aspiring author, I pretty much have read every romance trope or theme out there. I was completely thrilled when I begin reading B.A. Dillon’s Tethered Through Time and the first chapter grabbed me. I knew right then that this was no ordinary “same old same old” romance novel. The plot was completely original and the characters were easily relatable to readers of all ages even though the characters were what most of us romance readers would consider “older” and by that I mean, not in high school or college.

I begin reading Tethered Through Time late one evening and I couldn’t put it down. I have always been a fan of mystery and suspense and this book definitely qualifies. It’s not your usual mystery though. There are dreams, possible reincarnations, meeting of characters in another time, etc. I freaking loved it! I became so wrapped up in trying to figure out Emma and Luke’s connection that I stayed up all night.

B.A. Dillon has a gift in telling a story and reeling you in. She weaves a tale of love, mystery, sensuality, and finding the one that completes you. Trust me, you will not be able to put it down. I know I couldn’t.

If you are looking for a romance that steps away from the norm, makes you question things you’ve never thought about before, and love the thought of a connection that holds up through time, this is the book for you.

Congratulations, B.A. Dillon. I give you and Tethered Through Time 5 stars and I can’t wait to see what else you have to offer us.

From A Beautiful Book Blog – A Vision in Time

This is my favorite book so far in the Time Series. I am absolutely 100 percent in love with Mia and Issac’s story. This book was so good, so well written, and the story kept me on the edge of my seat.

There was the perfect blend of Hot Sexy time, suspense, love, and swooning. I absolutely am 100 percent in love with Issac.. Between the 21 question games, the Tomato soup and grilled cheese, and his love for the girls… He is just pure perfections and BA Dillon developed his character so well… Where can I get me an Issac…

Mia, I love her. The rebuilding of her trust… Her strength, her abilities. I love her, but how could you not. I love her and Issac stories.. I was falling in love with Issac just as much as Mia smile emoticon

I really love seeing this family Grow smile emoticon You will know what I mean when you read it…

I don’t want to completely ruin or spoil this great story.. But it was nice to see Luke and Emma again..It’s almost like visiting old friends. I think this book just made my top read list of 2015… So good…

From Book Junky Girls – It’s About Time


Love Wins. That’s something the author put in the acknowledgements this book and I think it fits perfectly with everything this one is about.

Two people no matter who they are that love each other deserve the same happiness that everyone else gets even if they are not a traditional couple. Scott and Brandon love each other and just want to have what all their friends around them have. Marriage. A simple things to many, but there are so many more who would love to have it and can’t.

But recently that changed in real life and I loved seeing it come to life in this story. Although short you see just how much it means to them to be able to have a wedding and legally bind themselves together as they have always wanted.

There are plenty of tears throughout so keep your tissues handy, but to me they were all good tears. I loved seeing inside Scotts head and how he thinks about everything going on around him.

I did wish to see things occationally from Brandons POV, but overall I truely enjoyed this one!

hold me by zairesReview shared by Melody’s Love 4 Books
The first Anna Zaires book that I stumbled upon was Close Liaisons, which is part of the Krinar Chronicles. I have never been a fan of Science Fiction romances, but this one just hooked me. Before I knew it, I sailed through book 2 & 3, Close Obsession and Close Remembrance. When I was done, that begin my search for more of Anna Zaires. And of course, I found Twist Me…this was right after it had been released. I immediately one-clicked it and OMG, what a surprise I found! LOL, when i look back, it makes me laugh, because I was so appalled by Julian’s behavior, the sexy/very scary hero. Suffice it to say, it was my first “dark romance” and I kept thinking, “how can i be reading this?” Of course, I kept it up…i secretly liked it a lot and I definitely was reading it to the end. So that was my intro to Julian and Nora. I know this is a review of Hold Me, but I had to get that down because I remember private messaging Anna Zaires and saying I couldn’t believe how drawn I was to Julian. Wow, I bet she laughed…and now I’m bugging her for more books of him or I was befoe this one was released. Ok, enough about the other books in the series.
I didn’t think Hold Me was ever going to get here. I’m a bit impatient when it comes to my books and secretly I kept hoping there was going to be some type of change in Julian’s perception of things. Of course, not too much, or he wouldn’t be the Julian we love 😉 If you have read Twist Me and Keep Me, then you know that Julian and Nora are together. And they have been through hell. I don’t know how they survived their relationship with bad guys chasing them, disapproving in-laws and friends, and then of course, there are some events that just made me suck in a breath and think, wow, I’m glad i’m not them. One of the events really hit close to home for me and I had a hard time reading it, but there was no way i was going to not finish the book. In true Anna Zaires form, she addressed it graciously and I admire her for that.
I definitely got my wish. There are some huge changes to Julian and Nora’s relationship…some I didn’t think he was capable of doing or feeling. At some points in the book, I could feel his fight within himself because he was conditioned to think a certain way, yet there was a desire to change, even if he didn’t fully understand it.Wow! It’s amazing how parents, bad events, etc can really screw up a person’s mind. I was so thrilled to see the evolution of Julian…lol, that’s what I call it anyway. Now, don’t think he turned into this lovable teddy bear…he is still Julian, never mind, you will understand when you read the book! In addition, we see Nora really come into her own. She is no longer the scared little girl from the beginning of the series. I have to say that I admire her strength and how she stayed true to the love she felt for Julian, no matter how anyone felt. Of course, she had questions, but who doesn’t question their relationship at various points throughout.
Hold Me is the ultimate end to a fabulous series. From the first book, Twist Me, all the way through book #2, Keep Me and finally with Hold Me, I got exactly what I wanted. All of these books are definite rereads for me, but I have a special place reserved for Hold Me. It takes society’s perceptions as well as personal identities and makes mush out of them. You think a character is one way, in a mold, and bam…Anna Zaires turns your thoughts upside down and the opposite happens. So, I love the book, hate that the series is ending…hint hint, Anna :), and I hope my review will convince you that if you haven’t read Hold Me or the other books in the series, you will do so.
I love the way Anna Zaires and her husband, Dima Zales, write. Their books are hot, suspenseful, romantic, and did i say hot? Yep, be prepared for some major steam with Julian and Nora. Get yourself a fan because you will definitely need it 😉 I am looking forward to future books from these two. More hints, Anna…Krinar Chronicles, Koram & Mia…a baby?? Ok, i will stop now. Seriously, I can’t get enough of her work. And just saying, you won’t meet a nicer person.

BOOK REVIEW

Posted: June 2, 2015 by BA Dillon in Uncategorized

Thanks Book Spots & Thoughts!!

Book Spots & Thoughts

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Author Jenny Siegel provided me a copy of her debut novel, A Good Girl, and asked me to give it a read in exchange for an honest review.  Here are my thoughts:

Bad girl gone good?  Not the typical path a girl takes, but it’s the one Charlie has promised herself to stay on.   Changing her name to Charlotte is just the beginning.  No more drunken nights spent in a stranger‘s (or two) bed, no more ugly looks from girls at school, and no more trashy outfits.  She’s changing her clothes, moving away to college, and starting over.

At college, she’s paired up with the perfect roommate, Iris.  She’s the ying to Charlotte’s yang; outgoing, popular, friendly.   Much to Charlotte’s surprise, they become fast friends and soon she’s actually doing and becoming everything she promised herself she would.

But then she meets Dominic.  Hot, sexy, musician, and smart;  the guy…

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Dottie is one of my FAVORITE REVIEWERS – and this book sounds delicious!! Thanks RAVE AND RANT for the share!!

Rave And Rant About Raunch

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My Coyote Ugly Life

My Life Series Book 1

By Jessica Spoon

Genres:

Contemporary Romance / Mystery & Suspense / Romantic Comedy

Teasers

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Synopsis

“How on earth do I get myself in these situations? I swear it’s like a never ending bad dream. One of all my mistakes that continuously bite me in my size ten ass.”

Azaria ‘Ree’ Gable had her one experience with heartbreak and that was enough for her. She’s perfectly satisfied with her ‘One Month Rule’ and doesn’t need her life changing anytime soon.

When circumstances take her back home, she learns things have changed…

A lot…

First and foremost being with the complete and astonishing overhaul and revamp of the Belton Police Department, where apparently the application was changed to state ‘Ugly Men Need Not Apply’ and the only requirement is ‘How Well Do You Look In This Uniform?’

Ree unexpectedly catches the eye…

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FALLEN BY EMILY CLARK *REVIEW

Posted: June 2, 2015 by BA Dillon in Uncategorized

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Author: Emily Clarke

Synopsis:Julie Anderson never wanted to leave her life and friends behind in Connecticut, but when her father gets a new job in Texas she discovers her destiny.When she meets the devilishly fallen angel, Nick Landers, her life begins to unravel.  Nick is different from the other boys and seems to have an unhealthy obsession with her. Julie soon learns that Nick has taken an oath never to fall in love with a human being.  Despite Nick’s irrational behavior , Julie finds herself falling for him.  When Julie’s mother is killed in a car wreck, Julie realizes her own life is at risk and only fate will decide whether Nick kills or protects her.

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When Julie’s dad gets a new job, they relocate to Texas. To say Julie does NOT want to leave her home in Connecticut and move would be an understatement. She is leaving her best…

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Tethered Through Time by B.A. Dillon *Giveaway

Posted: April 29, 2015 by BA Dillon in Uncategorized

Tethered Through Time is ON SALE!! One-click worthy!

Title: Tethered Through Time

Series: Time #1

Author: B.A. Dillon

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 19, 2014

When it is time for souls to meet, there is nothing on earth that can prevent it from happening. That’s what Emma Finch realizes after her first encounter with Luke Myers. A confirmed bachelor and undercover cop, Luke has made his job his life. Since his first love died tragically in a car accident, Luke hasn’t been seriously interested in anyone … until he meets Emma.

Emma is navigating life after her husband of 24 years dies suddenly. Her days as a middle school guidance counselor are filled with hormonal teenagers, while her nights are interrupted by a dream stuck on repeat. A chance meeting with the mystifying detective at a Memorial Day barbeque leaves Emma staring into the same grey eyes that haunt her slumber night after night. She knows her…

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Down To You by Addison Kline ~Review~

Posted: April 5, 2015 by BA Dillon in Uncategorized

Review: Crushed by Lauren Layne

Posted: April 5, 2015 by BA Dillon in Uncategorized

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Lauren Layne’s latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone wickedly wrong, proving that what you want isn’t always what you need.

Growing up in New York, Michael St. Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots. But that was before he learned about his real father, a total stranger with a family in Cedar Grove, Texas. Once in the Lone Star State, Michael meets Kristin Bellamy, who is exquisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman. The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael’s new half brother, Devon.

Kristin’s mouthy, curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson. So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up Devon and Kristin, Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true. Before long, Chloe finally gets her man, only to make…

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Falling Away Teaser Post(one day left)

Posted: January 5, 2015 by BA Dillon in Uncategorized

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Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid. K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away….

K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.

Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As they grow…

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Top Ten(ish) Books I Read in 2014

Posted: January 2, 2015 by BA Dillon in Uncategorized

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Reminder: This list refers to books I read in 2014, not necessarily books that were published only in 2014.

This year many of my favorite books were not what I would necessarily call “best” books but they were books I thought were fun to read. They are perhaps not for everyone. Therefore I divide them by genre.

Best Literary Fiction

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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This powerful, emotionally affecting and unforgettable story takes place in the Nazi period, but the focus is more on the impact of Nazism on non-Jews, and in particular, on the German children it was supposed to benefit. The author enables us to imagine vividly what it was like to be alive at that time, subject to the same piercing fears and privations, facing the same obstacles and moral dilemmas, and confronted with both the depths of depravity and the heights of…

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