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HAPPY COVER RE-REVEAL DAY and SUPER SALE! Mine to Lose and Mine to Steal by TK Rapp (Penny Lisa)

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The happiest days are when covers are revealed, and they are even happier when the book is available for purchase too!  I’ve had the pleasure of reading both of these books and loved loved loved them.  TK Rapp’s sincerity in her writing comes out beautifully in this series and I was happy to learn yesterday that there may be Mine To Love #3 on the horizon, (Jett’s story)!  So if you haven’t grabbed these yet, nab them while they are on sale.  Get to know Emogen, Ryan, Trey, Faith and Jett.





T.K. Rapp

Mine to Lose & Mine to Steal

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Mine to Lose

(Released January 9, 2014)


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What happens when the fairy tale ends before it even begins?

Three years, two graduations, an engagement and a move to another, Emogen and Ryan are more in love than ever. He’s the one man she never expected to have and the only man she’s determined to keep. He’s her forever, and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for him.

Almost, that is.

Ryan announces that he’s accepted a job offer that requires yet another move. Angry he didn’t discuss his decision with her first, Emogen refuses to pack up and follow. She has a career, too, and she’s not ready to give it up.

Although determined to make the long distance thing work, their lives and careers begin to take a toll on the relationship, leaving them to wonder if they’re doing the right thing.

Sometimes love isn’t enough.


Mine to Steal

(Released June 11, 2014)


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In life and business, Trey Miller has always been the good guy. Nothing wrong with that, since it’s gotten him everywhere he has needed to be. His startup company is a success and growing so much that he is gaining the attention of larger corporations.

By all accounts, Trey has it all, but the one place he fails is love.

He thought he might have had something with Emogen Kane, but she was taken before he even had a chance. Now, he hides behind work, unwilling to take any risks in the love department.

When Trey finds himself vying for a huge account against Faith Young, he knows he’s going to have to play it tough to win. Faith is smart, attractive and rumor has it, she lands every account she goes after.

When Faith is thrown into his path at every turn, Trey starts to feel that it is more than a coincidence. Seeing Faith with her boyfriend douses the flame that he was starting to feel, until he realizes that the guy might not at all be what he seems.

Trey let go once, but he’s determined to win it all this time. Does he have it in him to roll up his sleeves and get dirty? And if he does, will he finally end up with the girl?



Mine to Lose

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T.K. Rapp was born and raised in Texas. She would have stuck around there forever, but her husband was in the U.S. Navy, so they moved every 18 months. However, she didn’t mind, because she had the opportunity to live on both coasts and met amazing people along the way.

Now, finally settled back in Texas…for good, she is able to pursue her writing. When she’s not at her desk, she enjoys being with her family, visiting with friends or just watching movies. But mostly just being with the family.

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Captured by Jasinda and Jack Wilder ~ Review ~ Penny Pam

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Written by Jasinda and Jack Wilder

Published August 12, 2014

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Love is never easy. It’s especially difficult when you love a career Marine. I knew the risk when I said “I do”, but I chose to love Thomas anyway.

War took him from me, and now I’m alone. Struggling and desperate. There’s no hope, no future. Just the endless cycle of day-to-day survival. But a letter returned will change all of that.

Hope and companionship, and even love, often come from the last place you’d think to look, when you least expect it.

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I was a lost, broken soul, a Marine tortured by the memories of what I’d endured. When I visited that old farmhouse in rural Texas, all I wanted to do was return the letter. Keep a promise.

What I got was healing. Understanding. The chance to find a measure of peace when all I’ve ever known is war.

We both lost everything. But in each other, we found something worth fighting for.


I find writing this review to be one of the hardest I have ever written. I’m not sure my words can do this book the justice it so greatly deserves. I will admit, I read Wounded, and fell instantly in love with the war hero and heroine, and yes – I was a little nervous to pick this book up. I wanted it to live up to my expectations, although I had no idea how high they were until I started reading this book, but I am so happy I swallowed my fears and decided to take the chance. Captured not only lived up to my expectations, but exceeded them to the point I’m not sure if I will be able to pick up another “military” themed book and not use this as the highest possible expectations around.

This book grabbed me from the start, and through all the emotional turmoil that I went through, I only wish I could read this all over again (which I will undoubtedly do) without knowing what will come next. There are a few books I have read that have made me wish I could turn back time, just so I could read the book for the “first” time over and over, and this is one of them.

The hero in this story is just that, a hero. He is the type of hero we all look at and wish we could do more than just say thank you (at least I do). And the heroine, is the type of woman I wish I could be, strong, faithful, hopeful…..and still human, still having doubts and fears, but not running from anything. The Wilder’s are a terrific writing duo, and this book is testament to that.

If you are looking for a book that will have you laughing, crying, rooting for the characters, and yet not wanting to reach the end of the book because you know it will be over and you don’t want it to end……I recommend this book, I only wish I could shout from the highest rooftop to let you all know, just how much I loved this book. I’m sure you are wondering, where my review is…..the truth is, I can’t write one, I don’t have the words to be able to express everything this book made me feel. I will say, if I ever get a chance to meet a “Derek” or a “Reagan” I will without a doubt, give them my biggest heartfelt thanks, and a bone crushing hug……and for that I have to also say the same for Jasinda and Jack, a hug and a thank you is in order when I get the chance to meet up with you wonderful writers.

5 Stars just isn’t enough for this book!!!!

Author Bio

Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading.

Jack Wilder—aka Mr. Wilder—is one half of the writing team “The Wilders.” You might know his wife, Jasinda Wilder, as the author of bestselling books such as Falling Into You, Falling Into Us, Stripped, and Wounded, among many others. The Missionary is Jack’s first solo work, but you can bet it won’t be the last. The Wilders live in the suburbs outside of Detroit, Michigan with their five kids, a dog that vaguely resembles a coyote,  and a manny.

You’ll often find Jack drinking beer and eating Cheez-Its

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Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (Rose Gardner Mysteries #5) by Denise Grover Swank ~ Review ~ Penny Pam

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Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (Rose Gardner Mysteries #5)

Written by Denise Grover Swank

Published on June 24, 2014

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The fifth book in the USA Today Bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series.

There’s no denying trouble finds Rose Gardner like a divining rod finds water, especially when Rose lands in the middle of a bank robbery. But after the robbers steal her deposit bag—containing a large amount of cash—she soon finds out that trouble is threatening her business as well, thanks to her sister Violet’s financial mismanagement.

To top it off, Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Joe Simmons, has moved back to Henryetta to fill the chief deputy sheriff position. Rose’s involvement as a witness is the perfect opportunity for Joe to reinsert himself into her life. But Mason Deveraux, Fenton County Assistant District Attorney and Rose’s new boyfriend, has waited too long for Rose to give her up without a fight.

Rose’s pregnant best friend, Neely Kate, suggests they find the robbers using Rose’s visions and Neely Kate’s knowledge about everyone in town. The women are soon hot on the trail of the stolen money, but Rose is caught off guard when Neely Kate’s snoopiness detects the biggest complication of all: Rose might be expecting a baby of her own.



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This is the 5th installment to the RGM series, and they just keep getting better and better.

Rose is the type of character that deals with what life has dealt her, her life isn’t always easy, and trouble finds her no matter what she does (or doesn’t do).

I fell in love with Rose in the very first book, and I know who I want her to end up with, but then again……as a reader, sometimes the one we choose isn’t the one the character chooses, although if I could talk to Rose, I’d be sure and tell her how I felt.  Getting back to the book, Rose is in a pretty new relationship with Mason, he is strong and protective of Rose, and she doesn’t seem as shy as she once did.

I love how Rose sticks close to those that most others would rather forget about, her interactions with everyone had me either laughing, or almost cowering away from my kindle.  Rose has finally decided that yes, she can and will take care of things the way she sees fit, she has grown up so much from the first book that I can’t help but continue to cheer her on along the way.

Now, with her “friendship” with Skeeter, that just might get even more interesting, and I for one can’t wait to see what happens next.

If you are looking for a read that will have you laughing, feeling so stressed you want to pull out your hair, and actually saying “Crappy Doodles” out loud, this is the book for you.

This book is part of a series, and past books lead up to the characters in this book and how they interact with each other, so be sure and start from the beginning, trust me, it’s worth the time it will take to read the other books before reading this one.

Reading order:

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons

Thirty and a Half Excuses

Falling To Pieces (novella)

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets

Author Bio

Denise Grover SwankNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.



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Cover Reveal ~ Distance by Andrea Heltsley

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DISTANCE by Andrea Heltsley
Cover by Regina Wamba of Mae I Designs
Releasing on all platforms July 27, 2014
A note from Andrea: I’m so excited to share the cover of my upcoming release, Distance with everyone! Regina Wamba of Mae I Designs designed the cover!!!!
I hope you love it as much as I do!
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Lexi has sworn off guys for good.
She’s always been a hot mess, but accidentally finding her boyfriend of three
 years cheating on her is just too much for her to handle.
All she wants is to get this summer done and over with,
so she and her best friend Elena can travel cross country for college.
 Then she will finally be free of this town, the friends that dropped her in favor of her ex,
 and her klutzy reputation.
Lexi’s policy was working perfectly, until a guy named Mason comes to her rescue. Not once
but twice in one night. For once, her mishaps have led to something good.
She’s feeling things that scare her, but she’s drawn to him. Can Mason break through her
walls, or will she stick to her plan and steer clear of him?
This is a new adult romantic comedy.
Recommended for ages 17+ due to mature content.
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Andrea Heltsley is a new adult and young adult author.
 She started writing in 2012 and hasn’t stopped since. 
She lives in Tennessee with her husband and two Italian Greyhounds. 
Ice cream, coffee and candy are always necessities. 
When writing, Andrea loves to listen to all kinds of music and always has a candle burning. When she’s not writing, you can find her nose in a book.
 Her favorite forms of entertainment are reading, 
Shakira and The Vampire Diaries.
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