mercoledì 18 maggio 2016

Review & Giveaway: Simply the Best: A Collection of International Digital Award Winning Romances


Simply the Best: A Collection of International Digital Award Winning Romances
by L.A. Sartor, Laurel O’Donnell, Kathy L Wheeler, Dale Mayer,
Charity Tahmaseb, Cynthia A Clement

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GENRE:  Multi-genre

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BLURB:

This collection of multi-genre romances features winning novels from the International Digital Awards, including historical, suspense/thriller, short historical, contemporary, paranormal, and young adult. Simply the Best of all worlds!

Haunted by Death ~ Dale Mayer

Death haunts anthropologist Meg Pearce…

In her last summer before college, an innocent camping trip ended in a friend’s disappearance…and destroyed her life.

Angel’s Assassin ~ Laurel O’Donnell

When Damien enters Aurora’s life, tempting her with promises of dark passion and forbidden lust, he threatens to tear her peaceful world apart with shadowy secrets of his own.

Be Mine This Christmas Night ~ L. A. Sartor

At Christmas, finding love and a family seems even more possible…unless you’re keeping a secret.


A Hunter 4 Rescue ~ Cynthia Clement

Worlds Apart. Joined by Love

A unit of elite alien warriors, known as Hunters, crash lands on earth and their leader is torn between getting his men to safety or protecting the human woman he has bonded with.

The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet ~ Charity Tahmaseb

Sometimes staying silent is the biggest lie of all

No one expects the girl who has mastered the art of keeping quiet to join the speech team. But Jolia does. When a crush-worthy rival offers to coach her in secret, she can't say no. But secrets have a price, and this one might cost Jolia everything.

The Mapmaker’s Wife ~ Kathy L Wheeler

In the midst of his worn-torn country, love posed the greater danger.

A flippant proposal and an attack on her person finds one young woman married to the mapmaker who only needs someone to take control of his ungovernable child. Feelings quickly shift into something less platonic and when the enemy gains vital secrets, her suspicions land her in jail.


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My Review:

This collection is very amazing, six great novels that meet the needs of all readers: there is a medieval romance, one full of suspense, a paranormal story, a Young Adult, and a romantic Christmas tale. This is different  from the other collections: typically consist of short stories but here there are novels (the length varies from 136 to 500 pages). It is a good opportunity to meet some great author and to approach one genre that usually we don't read.
Be Mine This Christmas Night is a really sweet and very realistic novel. Great read during Christmas time but it's fine at any time of the year, especially when you have longing for the magic of Christmas. The protagonist of this story loves Christmas and especially the lights. She decorates her house that becomes truly magical, creating a fairytale atmosphere and everyone goes to visit her. Only her cynical neighbor can't stand her. Will she heal the heart of this grinch?
The Mapmaker's Wife ~ Kathy L Wheeler is a really exciting historical novel with a perfect blend of romance and suspense and extraordinary and well defined characters. It set during the Civil War, a widower man asks a spinster to marry him to help him to grow his daughter.
Haunted by Death is a novel full of suspense and twists, once you start it's really hard to put it down. A girl disappears in a campground and the lives of her friends changed forever.
Angels Assassin is a really addictive and thrilling medieval romance. There is romance, action, adventure, intrigue.
The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet is a sweet Young Adult, which will make us remember the beats and feelings of our first love.
A Hunter 4 Rescue is a brilliant paranormal romance with a compelling and well-developed  storyline and complex and very realistic characters.
If you love a lot of different genres, this book is a great read


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EXCERPT:

from The Mapmaker’s Wife ~ Kathy L Wheeler


“Miss Ruthers?”

“Yes. It’s me, Mr. Williams.”

“Good heavens, you’ll catch your death.” He leaned over the edge, gripping the wood rail. She thought she caught concern, however fleeting. “You haven’t a coat.”

“No, Mr. Williams. I didn’t have much time, I’m afraid.”

“You’d best come in.” At his grim tone, she cast a glance to the bank of trees behind. “Now, Miss Ruthers. It’s freezing out.”

Clutching her torn shirt tighter with one hand, Elizabeth lifted her skirts with the other and trod up the wood stairs, head held high. Dignity was her only salvation. With a confidence she didn’t feel, she marched past him and into a kitchen a bit larger than the one she’d fled.

Dishes filled the sink and the floor needed a good sweeping. His limp seemed more pronounced as he filed in and hung the lantern on a hook next to the door. He shut it softly, staring at her all the while, arms folded over a broad chest.

The heat in the kitchen, after the cold night, seemed stifling and overwarm. His eyes moved over her, pausing at her throat where her frozen hand secured her shirt in a fist, rising back up to her damp hair, dripping puddles on the floor. She was so warm, she felt faint.

After a long pause, he asked, “Is there something you wish to tell me, Miss Ruthers?”

“I-I accept your proposal.”



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

This multi-author boxed set will be sold for $0.99 cents.

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author known for her page turning plotlines and heartwarming characters. A prolific writer, she specializes in Romantic Suspense, but also writes thrillers, comedy, and contemporary romances.



Award winning author Kathy L Wheeler loves travel, fantasy football, NBA and musical theatre. As an avid reader of romance and patron of the theatre, her main sources of inspiration come mostly from an over-active imagination. Kathy writes contemporary and historical romance, from sweet to spicy.



L.A. Sartor is a bestselling, award-winning author. She began telling stories around the age of 4 when her mother, at L.A.’s insistence, wrote them down and L.A. illustrated them. As an adult, she writes suspense and action-adventure novels with a dash of romance, and screenplays—she's had a contracted adaptation!  She lives in Colorado with her husband whom she met on a blind date.  L.A. loves to travel and thinks life is an adventure and we should embrace the journey. 

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Laurel O'Donnell is a best selling author and has won numerous awards for her medieval romances, including the International Digital Award and the Holt Medallion Award.



Charity Tahmaseb has slung corn on the cob for Green Giant and jumped out of airplanes (but not at the same time). She’s worn both Girl Scout and Army green. These days, she writes fiction (short and long) and works as a technical writer.


Cynthia Clement is an award winning author who began writing when she was a teenager. Her novels reflect her love of romance, strong honorable heroes, and suspense intertwined with the intriguing and unexplained.


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6 commenti:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting us today and for the lovely review!

    RispondiElimina
  2. Thank you for hosting. And thank you for the lovely review of Be Mine This Christmas Night.
    Hugs, L.A

    RispondiElimina
  3. Great review sounds like a good read.

    RispondiElimina
  4. Great review sounds like a good read.

    RispondiElimina
  5. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. These books sound like such interesting and intriguing reads. Looking forward to checking out this book collection!

    RispondiElimina

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