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  • Love Under Two Outcasts by Cara Covington





    Charlotta Carmichael is mostly not ashamed of the way she paid for her college degree. Mostly. As an exotic dancer at a gentlemen’s club, she earned enough to get her degree in psychology. 

    But sometimes the scorn she’s suffered in the past comes back to haunt her. She fears a similar reaction from Jesse and Barry Benedict. Will they still think she’s good enough for them if she tells them the truth?
    Jesse and Barry know all about past mistakes and regret. Feeling like outcasts, they left their Montana home and headed to Lusty, hoping to make a new start. Once they understand that Charlotta is their soul mate, they confess their sins of the past-because they want their relationship to have a solid foundation.

    As Jesse and Barry rush to save Charlotta from a stalker, they all soon learn that moving on is easier said than done-and requires a bigger leap of faith than they’d ever imagined.


    I wish I was as confident in myself as Char was.  It takes guts to dance her way through college.  She really made something of herself, despite a rough childhood. And after reading about everything she went through, it really made me wonder about all the courageous women out there; Norfolk Strippers, and basically strippers and exotic dancers from all around the world, who put themselves out there to make a living from adult entertainment. It takes tremendous confidence, and I’m really in awe of them.

    Although Jesse and Barry were a pair of thoughtless bullies to their sister, Veronica (see Heather Rainier’s Divine Creek Ranch Series for her story), they turn their life around and move from Montana to Lusty, Texas to reconnect with family ties.  

    When they volunteer to help children through Healing Rides, they meet Char and love at first sight.  Passion ensues and they burn up the pages, or your ereader, whatever you are reading.  

    Cara Covington (Morgan Ashbury) never disappoints.  As usual, she takes flawed characters and have you fall in love with them as they fall in love with each other and heal each other.  

    This is yet another book that crosses over with the wonderful Ms. Heather Rainier’s Divine Creek Ranch Series.  The two authors go together like bacon and eggs or better yet, chocolate and strawberries.  

    5 Hearts!

    Currently, this title is only available at Siren Bookstrand. This title will be available with other vendors coming soon.

  • Newsletter #1

     

    My 1st Newsletter 3.22.2015 – #1
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    This month I was voted Best Review in the 2015 Menage Romance Fan’s Awards hosted by Mary Menage.  I won for my review of Love Under Two Outcasts by Cara Covington.  I was also nominated in the same category for Build a Love by Suzy Shearer.  I am truly blessed that I was even nominated in this category not once but twice.  I thank all those that took a moment to vote for me.
    Ever since Blogspot changed their nudity policy (which because everyone was ditching they reverted), I decided to get my own domain name.  As such, I decided to get a professional business card made.  I  think it loos soooooo pretty.  I just look at it and I am amazed by it.  The back has a QR code.  

    Books Read or Reading

     

    I am currently finishing the Massey, TX series by Aprily Zyon.  Next up are review tour books:  Midnight Ride by Cat Johnson; Clash: A Legal Affairs Story by Sawyer Bennett; Lysander by Frey Ortega; Her Cravings Mastered by Suzy Shearer, and Claiming Hope by Suzette Rose Cauler.  If you would like to keep up with book I read and see the reviews I don’t post on my website, then please check out my Goodreads profile here.

    My First Newsletter

    Yes, this is my first newsletter.  How good it will be, I have no clue.  I will try to do these at least once a month to let you know what I am up to; what I have been reading and not posting on my site; and anything else of any importance to me.  

    Create Something Magical Conference

    I just got back to day from this event.  I have been to a signing event before (Indies Invade Philly, June 2014), but never to a full convention.  I have to say, I can get really addicted to attending conventions.  

     

    The keynote speaker yesterday (after a lunch which consisted of a salad with barely any dressing,very dry chicken with yellow rice, terrible iced tea, and a dessert I really didn’t even try) was the wonderful Ms. Sylvia Day.  From my point of view., Ms. Day talked about her journey in becoming an author and how an author’s biggest obstacle is their own fear.  Fear of rejection, fear of not being good enough, fear of no one liking their work.  If you can get past your fear, the world is your oyster.  I did not attend her Q&A session after lunch, but I heard she was awsome.  A fact is not hard to believe.I attended a few panels yesterday.  One was run by the fabulous Cat Johnson.  She is sooooo amazeballs.  Without her, I wouldn’t be making a newsletter to begin with.  Two other panel were fun games:

    Romance Cards Against Humanity – Presented by  Christi Barth, Stephanie Dray, Eliza Knight, Lea Nolan & Kate Quinn (similar to Apples to Apples); and the other was Romance Scattagories  – Presented by  Elisabeth Staab, Jennifer Armentrout & Cat Johnson.  After lunch I went to Who’s Cover is This Anyway? – Presented by  Taria Reed, Valerie Tibbs & Carole Fiorillo, where we separated into two groups and actually mocked up book covers and what making a beautiful cover entails.   An author mixer was  my next stop.  We got to mingle with all the fabulous authors in attendance.  I met some really wonderful authors that a new to me, and caught up with some I already knew.  I got to hang out with authors like, Sylvia Day, Cat Johnson, Damon Suade, Sara Humphreys, and Roz Lee.  I was such a fan girl.  It is hard to keep your cool when you meet people you admire.  They are my rock stars.

    After the mixer was the public book signing.  I loved going around and meeting even more of the authors and introducing myself.  LOL poor authors being harassed by me and my pitch about my blog.  I am so excited that I got to hand out my pretty new business cards.  A copy of which should be at the left of this article somewhere.

    After the signing, I decided to head back to my room with my hubby and son.  We hung out a while (napped after getting up at 5am and chipping ice off my car from the 4 inches of snow and ice Long Island received the night before).  Then we met up with the other Book Obsessed Chicks and had dinner at the hotel restaurant.  Kim Rocha, the founder of the club. (I lover her to extreme) learned not to fuck with me….I scarey.  We ordered and didn’t get our food for like an hour.  Now I am not talking just main course, but the appetisers too!  It all came together, at the same time mind you, after I went to see what the fuck was going on….Twice!  The whole reason we didn’t got outside the hotel for dinner was because we all needed to change for the PJ Party last night we were hosting.  There was only like an hour and a half for us to eat.  I was not happy.

    After I changed (Did you know Vera Wang sells PJs at Kohls?), I attended the PJ Party, which Was a total Blast!  I mean where else can you find your favorite authors in their night clothes.  Poor Cat Johnson had to listen to me the whole night as we laughed and had fun.  Then after it was done, I went back and totally crashed.  Thank the Lord I was already in my PJs.

    This morning it was breakfast of eggs (which looked like powered but after complaining to the hotel I found out were 100% not powdered) fatty bacon, bland potatoes, OJ, Water, and Coffee (just leave the whole carafe there people) and a bread basket.  The speaker was author, Maria V. Snyder.  She talked about her writing habits and a slew of other things.   Then I got to go to another panel entitled Chocolate & Romance 101 – Presented by  Christi Barth, Stephanie Dray, Eliza Knight & Lea Nolan where we compared today’s romance to the bodice-rippers of old.  It was fun and hey, we got chocolate.

    Unfortunately, I was not able to stay for any other panels because hubby wanted to go home.  The next time I go to a convention, it will have to be somewhere where my boys will be better entertained without me, or I go with the BOC girls and leave them home.

    Over all, I had a great time.  I can’t wait for the next event, which I think with be Philly Fest this fall.  I will keep you informed.

     

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  • About Me

    Biography

    My name is Karen and live on Long Island in New York State.  I am currently in my 40s.  I am a College graduate with an AAS Degree in Office Technology – Legal.  I am still a Legal Secretary still to this day.  Married for almost 20 years and mother of a teenage boy with Autism.  I have a dog, a little Maltipoo, Max.

    I was never a book person.  Television and movies have always been my escape from reality.  Then Twilight was released in the movies.  I got curious to see if the book was better, and what, if anything,  was left out.  So I bought the book.  That was on a Thursday, by that Sunday I had read all four books.  From there I was so hooked I wanted to see what grown up Vampires would be like.  Black Dagger Brotherhood and a Kindle to load them on a week later, and the rest is history.

    My Kindle is my crack.  At this moment, I have almost 4,000 books in my library.  I read a very diverse genre of books.  As long as there is some kind of romance, I will read it.  In order to keep track of what I thought about my books, I decided to start a blog.  That was two years ago.  Now, I participate in blog tours, and I have started Beta Reading for authors I just simply adore! It is surreal that I am actually friends with these authors.  I am deeply honored for their friendship.

    Recently I bought my domain name so that I don’t have to worry about other peoples idea of what I can and cannot put on my blog.

    Thank you for visiting.

    ~*Karen*~

    Awards and Honors

    I was honored by having a quote in the  trailer for the Dr. Kelly Murphy Series by Erin R. Flynn.  If you would like to see it, click here.

     

    badge-reviewIn March 2015, I won Best Review in the Erotic Menage Romances Contest run by Mary’s Menages Reviews for my review of Love Under Two Outcasts by Cara Covington.  I don’t know who nominated me for this award, but that makes it more special.  

     

     


  • OMG I Won!!!!!

    Win

     

    This win is a little bittersweet to me though.  If you can’t see the fine print, Mary really won but because this was her contest she excused herself.  The funny thing is, I knew she would win.   That being said, I graciously accept this award.  Thank you to Mary for running this contest.  I am not sure who nominated me, but whoever did, thank you!  Thank you to Cara Covington/Morgan Ashbury for writing Love Under Two Outcasts.  Lusty is a fabulous series.  

    Thank you to those of you who voted for me as well.  I love to review books.  I am just happy that some of you actually read them.  From the bottom of my heart……Thank You!