The Capture (Griffin Force #3) by Julie Coulter Bellon *book review and giveaway*

The Capture (Griffin Force #3) by Julie Coulter Bellon

I have read all three books in the Griffin Force series and they are all outstanding! “The Capture” is book 3 is just as good, if not better.

The story line was fast paced from the first page to the last. I was gasping and on the edge of my seat for most of the book, especially the first several chapters. (my husband kept asking me if I was okay) It was hard to read Zaya’s experiences while in prison, but it made the characters and story line more realistic especially in their line of work. I really like the Griffin Force team characters and how they interact and take care of eachother like family.

I highly recommend this series if you enjoy lots of action and adventure. I absolutely loved it and my almost 16 year old loves this series too. This is a series of books that I will read again and again.

I received a copy of this Ebook complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

About the Book
Julian Bennet, head of Griffin Force, finally finds love with Zaya Altes, but the day he buys her an engagement ring, international terrorist Nazer al-Raimi abducts her. Getting her back consumes him, yet it takes nearly six months to find her. The daring mission to extract her from a hidden prison in Afghanistan is successful, but Zaya has suffered during captivity. Though she’s grateful to Julian for breaking her out, she wants nothing to do with him. Before he can show her how much he still loves her, Nazer finds them and vows revenge. Can Julian keep Zaya safe and still stop Nazer once and for all?

Zaya Altes nearly gave up hope of ever being rescued, but when Griffin Force finally finds her, returning to life is harder than she imagined. While her feelings for Julian are as strong as ever, she feels too broken to recapture what they once had. Instead, Zaya jumps at a chance to trap Nazer, wanting vengeance for what she’s endured. As the final showdown draws near, however, Zaya will have to make an unimaginable choice to let Nazer close to her again. But when a shocking web of betrayal is uncovered in their own ranks, their one chance to capture him is compromised. Julian and Zaya will put everything on the line, but can they survive this ultimate test and finally reach for their chance at happiness?

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Bio:
Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she’s visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog ldswritermom.blogspot.com You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website juliebellon.com

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“Lily of the Manor” by Anita Stansfield *review and giveaway*


“Lily of the Manor” by Anita Stansfield

This was a beautiful historical fiction romance book. I really liked the main characters Lily and Frederick and how caring they were to each other, the children, people in need, their employees, and all of society. They were both good decent people! Lily adopted 11 children and took care of them in her home and met Frederick when he asked a help wanted to be a schoolteacher for the children. Lily was a brave, caring mother to her children and wanted to teach her kids how to love and care for others. When she discovers a child in need she goes above the law to try and help but sometimes things don’t work out so well.

The story line flowed nicely and kept my interest-not too slow. I really enjoyed this historical, Christian romance. It was set in northern England in the early 1800s.

I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

About the book:
Broadbent Manor is a home brimming with life and love. With eleven adopted children in her care, young widow Lily Broadbent is in search of the right tutor to instruct and nurture her young charges. So when Frederick Woodstone arrives on her doorstep seeking the position, Lily is quickly impressed by his qualifications—but even more pleased with his gentle manner and immediate rapport with the children that society cast aside. It is clear: Mr. Woodstone is a perfect fit for the family.
From the moment he arrives at the manor, Frederick is enchanted by the lady of the house. Lily is a pillar of strength and compassion, and her striking beauty is undeniable. As the pair works side by side to teach the children, their professional association evolves into something far deeper. But when they stumble upon a young boy in dire circumstances, their relationship is put to the test as Lily makes the impetuous decision to rescue the child—no matter the consequences. What follows is a chain of events that will threaten all that Lily has built for her young family, as the fight for the safety of one small boy becomes a battle between life and death.

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Biography
Anita Stansfield has been a queen of romantic fiction for more than a decade. Her work has shattered the stereotypes of romance novels with her trademark ability to combine great storytelling with intense psychological depth as she focuses on the emotional struggles of the human experience. Her novels cover a huge spectrum, from the eighteenth century to the present, from heart warming to heart stopping. Hundreds of thousands of readers agree: Anita Stansfield’s characters and the lives they lead are not easy to forget. Anita also writes mainstream historical fiction (Horstberg Saga) under the name Elizabeth D. Michaels.

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The Candidate (A Newsmakers Novel)by Lis Wiehl


The Candidate (A Newsmakers Novel)by Lis Wiehl

I didn’t realize this was book 2 of 3 in the Newsmakers Series so I felt a little lost with the characters and story development because I haven’t read book 1.

This story had lots of political and media drama, as well as lots of suspense. It has alot of great reviews but I didn’t particularly care for it because of the amount of politics involved in this story. I didn’t look at the book description good enough when I requested this book for review.

I received a copy of this ebook complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

About the Book
How far will a candidate go to become president? Erica Sparks—America’s top-rated cable-news host— is about to find out.

Mike Ortiz is a dynamic war hero favored to win the White House. Standing by his side is his glamorous and adoring wife, Celeste. But something about this seemingly perfect couple troubles Erica. Is Celeste really who she seems? And most importantly, what really happened in that squalid Al-Qaeda prison where Mike Ortiz spent nine months?

But more than the nation’s future is at stake. Erica’s relentless search for the truth puts the life of her preteen daughter Jenny in danger, even as Erica’s own dark past threatens to overtake her.

In her latest Newsmakers thriller, New York Times bestselling author and Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl weaves a taut and chilling story. The Candidate is packed with political intrigue and media manipulation as the lust for power turns deadly indeed.

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“Falling for Sydney” by Heather B. Moore

Falling for Sydney by Heather B. Moore

This story was a quick read since its only 78 pages, 11 chapters long. “Falling for Sydney” is book 1 (of 3) in the new “Falling” series by author Heather Moore. Sydney, Maria and June meet their senior year and work on the same American History class project together. They become very good friends and attend Washington University together. All three books in this series are all tied together involving the same girls but focusing on one girl at a time.

Sydney is a beautiful girl, popular, has a great job and is ready to get married. However when she sees a strange truck parked at her finance’s house all night, she wonders why the uneasy feeling in her stomach won’t go away. She then meets Jake who supposedly is Rian’s brother and shares with her all these stories about her Fiancee’s past. Sydney has to decide what facts are true and whether she wants to continue with her future plans with him.

This was a clean, quick, fun romance story. I think there is one swear word. I can’t wait to read the other 2 books in this series.

I received a copy of this ebook complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sydney has been the perfect friend, the perfect daughter, and Rian checks off on her perfect fiancé list. But when Sydney notices a strange truck parked in her fiancé’s parking spot, she’s in for the surprise of her life. Not only is Rian not who she thought he was, but his brother Jake is about to turn her life upside down.

Other books in the FALLING SERIES:
Falling for Sydney
Falling for Maria (coming February 2017)
Falling for June (coming Summer 2017)

Biography
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.

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