Thursday, 21 April 2011

A High Stakes Game by Crista McHugh

Author:  Crista McHugh lives in the Seattle area with her husband and daughter, she has degrees in English and History from Emory University  after diversions to Oxford College and the University of Sussex along the way.  She also has an MD from the University of South Alabama.  She is an active member of Romance Writers of America.  Her website can be found here:

Blurb:  (From Amazon) A Tale of the Kavanaugh Foundation.

Espe enjoys the naughty games of hide-and-seek she plays with Greg. Not only does he satisfy her kink for having sex in public places along the Las Vegas Strip, but he also is a no-strings attached lover. Vampire hunters are strictly forbidden from forming serious relationships, so when Greg asks for something more, she's not sure if she can break his heart, especially since the thought has crossed her mind more than she cares to admit. Before she can give him an answer, their liaison is interrupted by a vampire, and Espe is forced to choose between her dreams and her desires.

This is a short story that takes place between books 1 and 3 of the Kavanaugh Foundation series.

The Magic of Windlier Woods by N. R. Williams

Author:  N. R. Williams lives in Colorado, in the United States.  She is married, has two grandchildren and is a long standing member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.  Her blog can be found here:

Blurb:  (From Amazon) Newert, an erbit of Windlier Woods, is concerned. The magic of his world is seeping away. He struggles to open a portal to another world, believing that this will restore the magic of Windlier Woods. Assuming the big red truck is magical he returns to his world with the truck and its driver. Thus begins Newert's misadventure. What will happen next?

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Star rating.

I will give a book a star rating as many other review sites, such as Amazon have them and so have tried to base my star rating on their system.

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