Lichgates: Book One of the Grimoire Saga by S.M. Boyce

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Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.
Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea's royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.
For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.
Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.
Book One of the Grimoire Saga starts out fast enough: Kara, seeking solitude after the death of her mother, enjoys hiking in the wilderness alone. Being in the outdoors is what they did together and nature soothes her. Her hike quickly turns her world upside down as she discovers a secret passage through the Lichgates. Literally into another world.

Little does she know that what she has now become, a Vagabond and ruler of a powerful book, is something that her supposed guardian has been searching for - for twelve years. I loved this story. The author transported me into another world, and I felt I was with Kara. And while I really liked Kara and her very quick thinking at times, I so felt for Braeden and his incomplete journey to the Grimoire.

Lichgates was fast paced and well-written for a fantasy tale. It is difficult to describe another world but Boyce does it smoothly. This is a series, and Lichgates is book one. There are four books in the series: Lichgates; Treason; Heritage (soon to be published); and Illusion (anticipated in 2014). If all the books bring the characters to life as the first one, this will be a great series to collect.

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The Book Publisher's Toolkit

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If you are a self-published author who wants to sell more books, a new publisher looking for ways to market your content without breaking the bank, or a growing publisher searching for the latest tools to take your business to the next level, then "The Book Publishers Toolkit: 10 Practical Pointers for Independent and Self Publishers Volume 1," will bring you the hands-on tools and techniques needed to navigate an industry where the only constant is perpetual change.
Whether you want to jump-start your marketing efforts, expand your social media outreach, get how-to ebook tips and much more, you’ll find hands-on tools in these pages. Written by a wide variety of talented professionals who generously donate their time, energy and expertise to IBPA, the not-for-profit Independent Book Publishers Association, each piece originally appeared in the "Independent," IBPA’s monthly member magazine.
Publishing industry experts who contributed to this work are Kate Bandos, Kimberley Edwards, Joel Friedlander, Steve Gillen, Abigail Goben, Tanya Hall, Brian Jud, Stacey Miller, Kathleen Welton, and David Wogahn.
The experts putting this book or 'toolkit' together - just worked on what really matters in the world of book publishing. Rather than it being a how to guide to step by step publishing, it is a series of articles relating to the world.

The 10 article titles: Getting and Using Awards; Tapping Into Twitter Expertise; Let's Hear It for the Long Tail; Acquiring the Right Rights: Will Your Contract Keep Up with the Markets for Your Books; A Librarian Talks About Choosing Books to Buy; Build a Powerful Platform with a Simple Brand Audit; Marketing Plans for First Books; Why Authors Hate Social Networking, and How to Get Them to Promote Books Online Anyway; Growing Connections That Count; and E-book Conversions: Ten Pointers to Ensure Reader Enjoyment (and Minimize Ebook Returns).

As the titles suggest, just about everything is covered in a tips and tools sort of way. Hearing about the different authors firsthand account of writing situations made it much more valuable than if this were simply a do-it-yourself guide.

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Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes

Thirty Minute Pasta by Giuliano Hazan has a little bit of everything related to pastas, not just recipes. Contents include The Many Shapes of Pastas where he details different pastas, both flour and water and egg pastas, and suggests best pairings for them: tagliatelle for Bolognese Sauce; bucatini for robust sauces; fusilli and rigatoni for chunky sauces; cavatappi for soups; and spahettini for simple, savory sauces.
Read the full review of Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta, and try the recipe for Spaghetti with a Savory Tomato Sauce (Spaghetti alla Puttanesca) on The CookBook Papers


Miss Chatterley Part I: Hungry by Logan Belle

As with other Belle's work, the characters are well-defined and likable. Even the guy who has long lost interest in his supposed life partner. Connie Chatterley uproots her life to move across the country with her long term boyfriend, Cliff, for a business opportunity. It seems he is a tech genius focused on his business and the possibility to change their lives forever financially. Unfortunately, this comes at a cost as the more effort he puts into the business, the less he puts in his relationship with Connie. Eventually, it is as though Cliff treats Connie as if she wasn't there.

Read the full review of Miss Chatterley Part I: Hungry on Hot Enough Books.

Wonderful Palindrome on the Jobs of Translators

Wonderful palindrome on the jobs of translators - but you must watch the whole thing to get the full message. One of best palindromes I've heard and I love the reader's voice, too.

Banned Books Week

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American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food by Andrew F. Smith

Americans have had a long love affair with tuna, and American Tuna by Andrew F. Smith is just as good for a sociology read as a history one. With interweaving facts, interesting trivia bits, and historical recipes, he turns the facts he finds into a fun if cautionary tale of the tuna canning industry.

Our love for tuna is evidenced with the longevity of such recipes as tuna melts, tuna noodle casserole, tuna salad (including Nicoise), and others. It wasn't always that way. Tuna had to be sold to consumers as early catches. Tuna was originally caught for fish oil or fertilizer, but once food came into the mix, fishing soon became out of control and conservation was an issue.

The famous Tuna Club of Avalon:
[Their] main interest was to promote the sportsmanlike approach to saltwater fishing with rods and reels in hopes of stopping the massive slaughter of fish along the coast of Southern California by sportfishermen who caught thousands of fish with hand lines, only to toss them overboard.

Tuna Recipes and Advertising

There is a history of advertising with recipe booklets. How advertisers used (and still use) collections of recipes to promote their brands is interesting. Since tuna was new in the early 1900s, they had to be creative to get consumers, mainly housewives, 'into' their product. Instead of creating something new, they often simply tweaked recipes using this new product.
The goal of early tuna recipes was to add tuna or replace another fish or meat ingredient with tuna in existing recipes.
The first known publishing of the famous creamed tuna is found in the The Los Angeles Tuna Company's Panama Brand Tuna recipe booklet. Since tuna manufacturer's had little space to advertise a recipe they started the practice of printing them on the inside of the labels. Celebrated chefs, such as Jean Vulpat of the Hotel del Coronado, started using tuna in their menus.

From Trendy to Mainstay

Canned tuna became a cheap staple in households from WWI to the 1920s. The tuna casserole made its appearance in the 1930s and by the 1950s was a national comfort food. Because of the increased interest in tuna, consumer demand skyrocketed. Smith details what went on 'behind the scenes' so that factories and the fishing industry could meet consumer demand. He backs up his findings with a long bibliography so you can further your research (a good quarter of the book is 'notes.').

A great read for anyone with an interest in either the fishing industry, or historical recipes. He adds a few in the book to try.

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Canal House Cooking Volume 4: Farm Markets and Gardens by Hamilton and Hirsheimer

Canal House Cooking Volume 4: Farm Markets and Gardens

The 4th volume of The Canal House Cooking recipe collections (seasonal cooking publications) is filled with fresh-sounding recipes and fresh-looking photographs. Canal House Cooking Volume No. 4: Farm Markets and Gardens incorporates the best produce from the different seasons and turns them into inviting recipes.

Read the full review and try the recipe for the anchovy-laced tomato butter on The Cookbook Papers cookbook review blog.

Enjoy :)

Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran

If you are interested in self-publishing and publishing digital versions of your book, David Graughran's book Let's Get Digital (available on Smashwords, and on his website) is an excellent primer necessary in starting out. A little background on David Graughran: he is a short story writer, and considered by some an expert in the field of self-publishing e-books. His blog contains all things digital-publishing, and all of his books are only available via e-book format, so if you are looking for a trade book publication to pack in your tote, you won't find one from this writer. What you will find from his blog is simply all things related to digital publishing and ways to get there from start to finish, which is the subject of Let's Get Digital.

The book has three main parts: Part One: Digital Revolution; Part Two: Digital Self-Publishing; and Part Three: Success Stories. The Appendixes at the back contain resources and info about the author.

Let's Get Digital Chapters and Overview

The first part of the book is for anyone still deciding on whether to go the route of e-publishing. Part One is The Digital Revolution, and Graughran lists out his reason author's should consider self-publishing. Writer's have full control (and absolute responsibility) of the editing if it is self-published, and have to go through the same steps as any printed book as far as getting it to 'print.' Formatting, editing, and marketing are all still needed. He makes good cases on why a writer should self-publish, and provides examples on how the market is changing to support his theories.

The royalties part is surprising to anyone to who has picked up a book at a bookstore for the list price and thinks the author is getting rich by that sale alone. It is very surprising to realize that once the retailer, publisher, and agent get their cut of the book, very little is actually left for the writer, the one who did all the work in the first place writing it. With an e-book, little overhead is needed (shipping/storage/printing). Now that traditional publishers are beginning to take note of this, more and more print publishers are offering e-books to their customers, but keeping all the profits that would otherwise go to overhead. With self-publishing digital versions of your book, everything (profit) is yours to keep.

Part Two goes into the digital self-publishing nitty-gritty itself. Whether you are just getting into this form of writing, or have self-published already, his steps are insightful and you will learn something new from his discoveries through his steps.

Gaughran's Steps to Self-Publishing:
  • Write Your Story
  • Design Your Cover
  • Edit Your Story
  • Format Your Story
  • Uploading and Pricing
  • Blogging and Websites
  • Social Networking
  • Reviews
  • Competitions, Discounts, Giveaways and Blog Tours
  • What Happens When Your Sales Just Stop?
Success Stories and Examples

The last part is the most interesting as it lists success stories from 33 different writers who have shared their experiences and success with self-publishing, all in their own words. The sharing of their stories is important as it brings the case that self-publishing possibilities isn't just one writer's (the author of Let's Get Digital) opinion, it is real life experiences that other's share on their journeys.

In all, Let's Get Digital a really great read for anyone who is just starting out or for those who have a low opinion of self-published digital works. The self-published e-book you just passed over for the glossy print offered from a giant publisher could be written by a person not running the rat race of agents/publishing houses and instead making a comfortable life doing what they love: writing. The stories of Michael Hicks, Beth Orsoff, Sibel Hodge, Terri Reid, Stacey Wallace Benefiel, and others back it up.

Book Information:
  • Let's Get Digital: How to Self-Publish, And Why You Should; by David Gaughran
  • Arriba Arriba Books, 2011

500 Silver Jewelry Designs: The Powerful Allure of a Precious Metal

For anyone who wears silver jewelry, or has created jewelry out of silver, you know how utilitarian yet beautiful it is. The color of silver can be worn up or down, dressy or casual, with lots of colored gems or beads or all by itself. If you are interested in designing silver pieces or viewing some truly terrific designs, 500 Silver Jewelry Designs would certainly give ideas.

Read the full review of 500 Silver Jewelry Designs on Sew Now This.

Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business & Live

Stefan Swanepoel helps readers identify which unique skills they possess through a fable that takes place in the African Serengeti. The fable revolves around the personal struggles of Sean and Ashley, a married couple who come to Africa and meet others who are struggling just as they are, but in different ways.

Through exploring the surrounding landscape, witnessing the great migration of animals, and listening to a guide and friend's insights on animals, each person on safari discovers their unique strengths or skills related to one of seven animals:
  • Wildebeest: Endurance
  • Lion: Strategy
  • Crocodile: Enterprising
  • Cheetah: Efficiency
  • Giraffe: Grace
  • Mongoose: Risk Taking
  • Elephant: Communication
A skills summary at the end of each chapter gives insight on how to utilize the skill sets of each, and how to maximize the skill in everyday life and in business. A unique book on how to identify a skill set, it also offers tips on how to identify which one you are.

I liked that it shows obstacles for some traits, and how to overcome them. The fictional story set in the heart of Africa doesn't make the book seem like a business goals or personal growth book, and makes the skillsets more tangible with examples. Recommended reading for both personal and business use in developing skillsets.

Book Information:
  • Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Live; by Stefan Swanepoel
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011
  • ISBN13: 9780470947807
  • Hardcover, jacket; 176 pages

Disclosure: This book was provided by the author and any opinions are my own.



The Hour That Matters Most by Les and Lesie Parrott

If getting the family together for a dinner meal seems next to impossible, apparently you're not alone. Les & Leslie Parrott's new book The Hour That Matters Most (2011, ISBN13 9781414337449) shows that while it is hard to do with everyone's schedule in different directions, it can really help the family unit.

According to the authors, dinnertime is the one time that brings the family together through conversation and a meal. But they also state that the 'hour that matters most' doesn't have to be dinner - it's a meal where the entire family can sit down with each other, hopefully on a regular basis. An example in the book was where a busy family shared breakfast together each morning since the evenings were so harried.

The Hour That Matters Most gives practical advice for busy parents to use, with meal suggestions and recipes. The home-dinner team of Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna of Dream Dinners contributed to dinner help and how to plan for it. All the authors point out that eating together is more important than the actual food being served, or even the time of day it is served at. It's about bonding with the family. For those who are busy, it's a great book to help with structuring and a meal with conversation tips, etiquette guidelines, and how to encourage kids to listen, and how to identify conflict triggers at the dinner table.

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  • The Hour That Matters Most: The Suprising Power of the Family Meal; by Les and Leslie Parrot, with Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • ISBN13: 9781414337449
  • Softcover, 180 pages
Disclosure: This book was provided to me from Tyndale House Publishers. Any opinions are my own.

Wrestling with the Devil by Lex Luger

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Lex Luger, wrestling megasensation and three-time world heavyweight champion, ruled the ring for years as “The Total Package.” Whether he was making a dramatic entrance from a helicopter, defeating champ Hulk Hogan, or sculpting a near-perfect physique, Lex was on top of his game. Yet backstage, he was wrestling with addictions to sex, drugs, and alcohol—things he clung to even when his mistress died suddenly of a drug overdose and Lex went to jail. There, Lex faced the truth: he was losing the fight for his life. And still awaiting him was his most brutal opponent yet, when the wrestling champ found himself helplessly paralyzed from the neck down. In Wrestling with the Devil, Lex Luger reveals never-before-told stories from his career, his struggle with personal demons, and how, through unexpected faith, grace, and redemption, he overcame all odds to fight the only battle that really matters.
This is a sad and moving account by Lex Luger himself. His ability to turn his life around was remarkable and I was moved by how brutally honest he was with his addictions and indiscretions. And how he convinced himself of all the things that were so wrong for him were right.

In Luther's book, he describes how easy it is in the beginning to lie to yourself about what you really want out of life, and telling yourself you're the greatest thing in the world. He removed himself from those most important, his wife and children. Only when he lost everything, literally, did he find the strength to trust and love himself.

Great read for anyone looking for a good redemption story. Although he lost a lot along the way to find his fulfillment.

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Lex Luger is a former pro football player and world champion wrestler. His meteoric rise in the ring masked a self-destructive and relentless drive for fame and fortune fueled by money, possessions, and addiction. Only divine intervention saved him from himself. Since his spiritual awakening in 2006, Lex now cautions others on the dangers of wrong decisions and encourages people to make positive life choices.

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5-Ingredient One-Dish Dinners by Phyllis Pellman Good

The recipes are all simple to prepare (literally fix and forget it) which make them good choices for busy nights during the school year or game seasons. There wasn't too much variation between the recipes, and there is a tremendous amount of processed foods throughout. This book wasn't intended for nutritional purposes, strictly on time and ease of preparation. Handy book for busy parents, or young adults newly on their own and familiar with a slow cooker.

Read the full review for 5-Ingredient One-Dish Dinners, and try the recipe for the Herby French Dip Recipe, too.

The Knightmare by Deborah Valentine

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France, 1209: A Knight Templar, riding through an eerie forest, is suddenly attacked by an assassin as a man and woman watch from a distant hillside. When his death seems certain, the woman takes up a sword...
Present, Formula 1 race, Magny Cours: Observed by the very same couple, Conor Westfield, a career-obsessed Scottish driver, is in a horrible racing accident. Miraculously, he survives what seemed to be certain death.
As he is recovering from his injuries in London Conor’s childhood nightmare recurs, a strange jumble of terrifying images that feel more like memories than dreams. Can it be mere coincidence that the very next morning he is informed a mysterious woman with whom he had very brief affair has died and left him as her heir? But this was no ordinary woman and no ordinary affair. Dogged by a niggling feeling of déjà vu, Conor travels to Amsterdam to identify the body. At her home he finds an illuminated book that transports him back in time, to a woman he left behind and a life lived in the shadow of a tragedy that cries out across 800 years for resolution.
Weaving history with the present, fact with fantasy with brilliant assurance, The Knightmare is an unforgettable story of angels and alchemy, betrayal and sacrifice, and a truly extraordinary love.
Conor is a Scottish race car driver who experiences a major car accident during a race. As he recovers, he becomes involved in a murder mystery involving a past lover, Mercedes. She leaves her entire estate to him, and it surprises him as it is not only is sizable, but they shared only one memorable night together. He travels to a different country to resolve the estate and makes new friends along the way.

As Conor recuperates, he hallucinates through his dreams and is caught between two worlds: the present as he knows it and the past which he believes he is reincarnated from. He then begins to believe the people around him are players in his past life.

My heart breaks for Conor in the end. His past life was filled with so much turmoil, and he loses Mercedes in the end the first time around, too. The woman he loved in a previous life was a descendant of an angel and a mortal, therefore she is immortal herself. Conor is stuck in a constant state of longing with Mercedes knowing they will never be together.

The author projects both worlds well. The dialogue and imagery felt real, and when Conor goes back in time in his dreams I felt a part of that world. The storytelling was superb, and I look forward to reading future stories by this author.

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The Return by Carter Vance

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The Return is a story of the modern day fulfillment of the Grail prophecy. The time has come for the prophesied return of Christ. Long thought extinct, the secret Order of Knights Templar battle the Dark Forces that fear His return.
At the center of this battle of good and evil is Sarah Davidson, an expectant mother, who has a unique heritage, and Peter Christos, her shipping magnate husband. The couple, who were married in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant, is confronted with a series of surreptitious schemes and attacks causing them to flee and seek a secure birthplace for their son.
They are aided in this endeavor by the Knights Templar, a clandestine organization that has, over the centuries, amassed enormous wealth and power and the organization to deliver it in anticipation of this day.
Ultimately, they engage in a grand battle for the prophesied birth.
A man named Geoff stumbles on a secret room inside his mentor's house where he is vacationing. He reads private documents not meant for his eyes and begins an obsessive search for the Knights Templar. We are soon introduced to Sarah and are told how important she is to this quest. Her blood line dates back to the time of Christ, and if she has a son she will be the future mother of His return.

The Return had a lot of telling rather than showing for me. Also, I know this is fiction, but I had a hard time with the thought of a Roman Catholic Cardinal employing Regina, who disguised as a nun is also a dominatrix, murderer, and the Vatican's private attorney for special matters, as well as there being a secret soundproof room in the Vatican used for evil rituals, eluded sexual romps, and the worship of dark forces. For those who like to take breaks at a chapter's end, this book provides ample opportunity to do that; there are 102 chapters in all.

The author seemed to squeeze too much into the story line and the love that Sarah and David had for each other read a little forced, we are told but never really feel it. But the author finds his voice for storytelling in the action. While the beginning contained impersonal dialogue between the characters, the end action made it worthwhile to keep reading. This is the first book of a series.

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The Letter by Sandra Owens

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THE LETTER is the story of a betrayal that wasn’t. Even so, it still tore apart two lovers for eleven years.  
On the eve of their wedding, Michael Jeffres, Earl of Daventry, found his betrothed— the woman who meant as much to him as the air he breathed—in bed with his cousin, Leo. Diana remembers nothing of that night. All she knows is that she was forced to marry Leo and then spent the next eleven years in hell.  
When the two lovers are brought back together by a letter from Leo a year after his death, Michael and Diana must struggle through all the lies and secrets before they can find a love that far surpasses the one of their youth.
To start off, this was a sad but very enjoyable read. It deals with domestic violence and spousal abuse to the extreme, going so far as to disfigure a person. The book begins with a letter written just before the death of Diana's husband who sends it to her former love. It is a harrowing account of how he cheated both of them of love, companionship, and for her, safety and comfort, for the last decade.

Only after Michael tracks her down and eases information out of her does he get a clue as to the extent of the abuse she has suffered under her husband. And the abuse is devastating. Leo's sole purpose in life was to ruin Diana for any other man and he does it in gruesome detail and scars her for life. Not only does Michael need to come to terms with the details of what she has gone through, but Diana must learn to fully trust again, and let another person love her for who she is and what her physical body looks like, disfigurements and all. Added to that is Michael's guilt knowing everything that has happened to her was because of a cousin's hatred for him, a deep jealously built up over a lifetime.

An enjoyable read, even with all the dark parts. When the two lovers meet again they are noticeably guarded. Michael and Diana work their way backward to a place where they once were, when they trusted fully each other and gave to each other unreservedly. It is a long battle for both, but the best love stories are when true love reigns again.

Here's an excerpt of the book:
He glanced at Diana and raised his brow in amusement. Bless the gods, she rewarded him with the first true smile he had seen on her face since he found her again. His heart took a little bounce, something that hadn't happened in eleven years. Her hand was warm in his. On impulse, he lifted it to his lips and placed a kiss on the back of her wrist.
“Why did you do that?” She tried to pull away.
He shrugged, but refused to let go of her. “It was a whim, nothing more.”
“Well, don't do it again.”
Deviltry took control of him. “What? This?” He did it again.
“Yes, that.”
When he did it once more, she surprised him with a giggle she tried to smother. He knew this because she choked on the effort. Inspired, he repeated his little performance. “Stop it!”
“Not until you say the magic words.” He brought her hand to his lips.
“Then tell me what they are so I can say them.”
He inclined his head and peered into her eyes. “Please, Michael.” The very words she had whispered to him in the heat of passion. Did she remember?
She jerked her gaze away from his. “Please, Michael,” she whispered.
Ah, so she did, but why did it matter? It shouldn't. His future plans did not include her. He laughed away his uneasiness and began his own bragging of the size of the fish he would catch.
After spending time showing Jamie how to use the fishing rod, Michael turned him over to Obadiah's capable supervision. The old man and boy left hand-in-hand to go further downstream to a secret place where Obadiah promised the biggest trout were.
It took considerable effort, but Michael convinced Diana to give it a try. He stood behind her with his arms around her, being careful not to press against her back. With his hands covering hers, he showed her how to cast the rod. When he drew her arm up to throw, she backed against him and he grew hard, instantly responding to the feel of her soft bottom pressed against him.
The devil.
He took a quick step away and hoped he had done so before she realized what was happening. She didn't give any sign of noticing and seemed to be intent on her task of casting the line. The trout fly hit the water very close to the spot he told her to aim for.
“Well done,” he said.
She looked at him over her shoulder and gave him her second true smile of the day. Another bounce of his heart. He might be willing to walk over hot coals to keep that smile on her face.
The very devil. 

Author Bio:

Sandra lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Most days, you can find her with her fingers on a keyboard, her mind in the world of her imagination. It's a land where romance and happy endings exist, a land where anything is possible. When her husband can drag her away from her computer, she likes to travel with her very own hero in their RV, but she always brings her laptop. There are still stories to write, after all.

A few highlights of Sandra's life: she fondly recalls are jumping out of a plane, flying upside down in a stunt plane, and riding her Harley in the mountains of Southern California and along the coast of Maine. She's managed a private airport and held the position of General Manager of a Harley-Davidson dealership. Although those events in her life were great fun, nothing compares to the joy and satisfaction she gets from writing her stories.

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This book was part of a book tour presented by ABG Reads Book Tours.

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