July 04, 2015

It's hot! (plus: giveaway)

It's so freaking hot here at the moment. Today we're supposed to have over 100°F again--90°F would be fine with me... But at least the roses are enjoying the sunshine:

The heat is so distracting that I can't concentrate on much, not even reading. I still have a few books on my kindle but I want to keep them for my vacation in a few weeks. Does anyone have a few recommendations for me? Anything goes, really, I'm desperate. I might even throw in a little giveaway. How about I give you till July 6th and you can win an e-copy of Despite the Odds? Or, if you prefer another book from my backlist that's fine too.

Here's what Despite the Odds is about:

Never judge a book by its cover.

Michael Campbell can’t hold a job for more than a few days. He’s lucky his foreman is giving him another chance with the solar panel project at an elementary school in Atlantic City. When he spies a man walking strangely in front of the school, Michael laughs, assuming he’s drunk or high. Little does he realize that Joshua Stone, a teaching assistant, has cerebral palsy, and he’s having a bad muscle control day. Taking a tumble right in front of the handsome construction worker is just his luck.

When Michael learns the truth, he feels bad for his cruel behavior. He offers to give Joshua—and his tricycle, the Racing Rhonda—a lift. Joshua accepts the help, and suddenly there’s a gorgeous man breezing into his life, turning his world upside down. But Michael has more issues than his inability to hold down a job, and neither man is sure if they’ll be able to overcome their fears in order to be together.


Just leave a comment with a book recommendation and you're entered in the giveaway. Please don't forget to leave me an e-mail address, so I can contact you!


  1. Shorty Chelle7/04/2015 4:48 AM

    These are the ones I can think of right off. Have read all but two of them and loved them.
    My Heart To Keep by Bailley Bradford
    Whether or Not by G.A. Hauser
    Wolves of Black Pine by SJ Himes
    Saving Faithless Creek by Andrew Grey
    Federal Paranormal Agency Series by Olivia Black
    Obsidian Sun by John Keys

    Thank you for the chance.


    1. Thank you, Shorty. I haven't read any of these books.

  2. Temptation series by Ella Frank
    SPECTR series by Jordan L Hawk
    THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet

    1. leetee2007(at)hotmail(dot)com

    2. I've read all available books in the THIRDS series and bought the SPECTR series for my vacation. That leaves me to check out the Temptation series. Thank you! :)

  3. In the Absence of Light by Adrienne Wilder
    Light From the Dark by Mercy Celeste
    From Out In the Cold by L.A. Witt
    One Step Further by Felice Stevens
    Only You by Aimee Nicole Walker
    Remember My Name by Chase Potter
    Dance With Destiny by Sloan Johnson
    Fin & Matt by Charlie Winters
    Double Down by Lissa Ford
    Michael's Awakening by Jayclyn Osborne
    The Beast Within by Edward Kendrick
    If I'm not mistaken, I think all of these are on kindle unlimited and all are new releases. I gave all of them 5 stars on good reads and Amazon as well. They are all really good books and I think you would enjoy them.

    1. I only got one of those so far but I'll definitely check out the others, thank you!

  4. Beyond Duty by Sjd Peterson
    knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain
    Desdemona Darkly by Matt Ortiz
    Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C
    Fitting In by Silvia Violet
    Axel's Pup by Kim Dare


    1. Thank you, Jen. I haven't read any of those so far.

  5. Here are a few:
    Cate Ashwood's Hope Cove series
    Thirds by Charlie Cochet
    LIttle Wolf by R. Cooper

    debby236 at gmail dot com

    1. Thank you, Debby. I'll definitely check out Little Wolf. I've heard good things about it. :)

  6. Temptation Series by Ella Frank
    Carry the Ocean (The Roosevelt Book 1) by Heidi Cullinan
    Always by Kindle Alexander
    Run This Town Series by Avril Ashton
    Defined By Deceit by A.E. Via
    Heart by Garrett Leigh
    Passing Through by Jay Northcote
    Please Remember Me by Jacob Z. Flores
    Ethan by Nicole Edwards
    The Blinding Light by Renae Kaye
    The Right Time (Right and Wrong Stories) by Lane Hayes
    Men of London series by Susan Mac Nicol
    Dare To Love Forever (New Vampire Justice Book 1) by JC Wallace
    The Rock God Series by Ann Lister
    Collar & Cuffs Series by K.C. Wells

    Thanks for the chance

    1. Thank you, Sophia. I've only read one of the books on your list but now I've got a lot of books to check out. :)

  7. The entire Something Like... Series by Jay Bell is wonderful.

    Mathisbl@live. Com

    1. I meant to check this series out. Thank you, Bradley.

  8. Beyond Duty by Sjd Peterson
    Mauled by Sjd Peterson
    Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
    I am reading Legally Bound by J.R. Gray now and it is so good !


  9. Merrick by Claire Cray
    Braden's Story by Mason Dodd
    Measure of Devotion/Measure of Strength/Measure of Peace trilogy by Caethes Faron
    A Call to Arms by Shiriluna Nott
    Somebody Nice by Raine O'Tierney
    The Foxhole Court trilogy by Nora Sakovic
    Game On by Olley White


    1. Wow, there are a lot of books out I've never heard about before. Thank you!

  10. The Degan Paradox by Rob Colton
    Axel's Pup by Kim Dare
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

    1. I've read the Degan Paradox and really enjoyed that one. :)

  11. Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C
    A Change of Heart series by Mary Calmes
    Helping Hand by Jay Northcote
    All for the Game series (also known as The Foxhole Court series) by Nora Sakaivc (I think I recommended this one already. The first book was free and the 2nd and 3rd are .99 cents each)
    The Borders War series by S.A. McAuley
    Dirty Dining by E.M. Lynley
    Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells by E.M. Lynley
    Horizons series by Mickie B. Ashling
    American Love Songs by Ashlyn Kane
    Eddie by Skylar Jaye
    all of James Erich's books
    The Men of Halfway House series by Jaime Reese (if you haven't already read it)

    I think this is a good list for now, although I want to keep listing more..

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

    1. That's a good list and I haven't read any of the books on here. ;-)