Monday, January 22, 2018

Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance Monday Spotlight: Edelaine's Folly by Morigan Shaw

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Edelaine's Folly 
by Morigan Shaw

The long days of peace have ended... an old darkness has returned...

Cali Flynn’s life is over.

At least that’s how she sees it. Thrust into a destiny she doesn’t want, a family legacy she never knew, and forced to trust in an unknown strength she doesn’t understand.

An unseen threat, hidden and lost to legend for generations,emerges from the shadows. Now, Cali must accept this life she's charged with, learn her own strength, and forge a path forward. But how can she with the fifteenth-year winter approaching and dealing with the tragedy that came upon them like a thief in the night?

If Cali can’t find a way to bring everyone together and convince them of the looming danger, Edelaine, and all Idoramin, could be lost forever.

Characters that draw the reader in, believable and real. Lands both beautiful and treacherous. Races both familiar and unique. This is the world of Idoramin.

Sword and sorcery fantasy fans of works like John Flanagan’s Rangers Apprentice series, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, or George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Fire and Ice, will fall headlong into the world of Idoramin. A brilliant read for anyone middle-school age and up.


Tell us about Edelaine's Folly: Book One of the Idoramin Chronicles.

Originally, Edelaine’s Folly started out as a standalone book. There was another story I was working on, and the further into that story I wrote, the more I saw that there was a lot more these characters had to say. More than that, there was an entire history and backstory that was as good (if not better, if I’m being honest!) than what I was working on at the time… and that backstory became Edelaine’s Folly. 

It brings readers into the world of Idoramin and let’s them see what happens when a world that has been at peace for ages is suddenly facing the reality that an ancient evil might still be in their world. They are struck by tragedy that starts an avalanche of events that none of them ever expected, or could have ever imagined being part of their lives. And how does a person react when their life is not only devastated by a tragedy, but then they are tasked with forgoing the life they had imagined for themselves to live out one that is now forced upon them.

What initially inspired you to write Edelaine's Folly: Book One of the Idoramin Chronicle?

My son - cliche maybe, but it is very true! When he was younger we used to tell each other this ongoing, epic tale, that we made up on the fly. It was a fun little tradition we had. Over time it started to take on a life of its own, and we wanted to bring as many others into the world of Idoramin as we could. We are both huge geeks, love playing MMORPG games, love anything fantasy, so this was just the next logical step.

Tell us little about the characters in Edelaine's Folly: Book One of the Idoramin Chronicles.

Cali is our main character. We get to meet her and take a glimpse at her life, a normal, ordinary life in a farming region of Idoramin known as Edelaine.  Like a lot of us at her age, she doesn’t really have a big plan for her life, but she knows what she likes to do, and sees herself following along in the footsteps of her family. She has some dear friends that help her along the way, while they are all dealing with their own grief and loss, and all of the other emotions that come along with a life-altering tragedy. In Cali’s case, she not only has to come to terms with the events that happened, but she also has to learn to live with a family secret, one that has been part of her family since time immemorial. 

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Oh wow, that’s actually a tough question!  There are two things that stand out for me. First, I had to give up a little bit of control over the story itself to Cali and her friends. I started this book with a very clear vision of what I thought was going to happen… but sometimes characters tend to take on a life of their own, and as a writer, I’ve learned to trust them when they speak up. ;)  

The second part was I think probably what someone like Peter Jackson contended with when he was trying to make the decision between making two movies, or turning it into a trilogy. There is so much story that needs telling from Idoramin, that right now the series looks to be (at least) another five to six books.  In fact… little teaser - and an exclusive announcement right here on Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance… Book Two will be out quite soon!

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? 

Once Cali and the others took over the story-telling, the entire thing was my favorite! But there is one particular section that was extremely difficult in the telling. It was very emotional, yet very fast-paced, and I can only hope that it has even part of the emotional impact for a reader as it did on me as the writer.
What are your future project(s)?
The Idoramin Chronicles looks to be keeping me busy for the foreseeable future. Right now, Book Two will be available to readers very soon, and - my muses willing - I am planning on Books Three and Four this year as well. (Yes, I am already stocking up on coffee.)

What readers don’t know yet… and I’ll go ahead and make this another Two Crazy Ladies exclusive… there is an entirely different fantasy series that is in the pre-planning stages for after the Idoramin Chronicles are done… I don’t want to give too much away on that one though, but it has some really interesting twists.

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about this book/series?

Absolutely! Actually, for fans of the Idoramin Chronicles, I would love to invite all of them over to my website to sign up for behind-the-scenes access to dive deeper into the world of Idoramin. There are goodies available to folks in the Idoramin Chronicles Newsletter that aren’t found anywhere else…. There could even be some original artwork and other ‘neat-o’ kinda things in there!  

Since I have set up a rather ambitious publishing schedule this year, I am opening up a few more spots in my beta readers and launch team.  For fans of Idoramin, they can apply to join the beta readers team and get access to review and help shape upcoming books BEFORE they are published.  And if anyone is interested in that, they can do that on my website as well, which can be found at: 

Much is lost in history, especially so, when that history becomes mere legend over the eons. What is the urgency or importance of preserving a fae-tale used to scare children into their chores, I dare ask?

Yes, but what form would you have Time take in this mortal realm, young Cali? Time is a precious and precarious thing, it creeps along, there one moment and gone the next. See, of all the patrons of The Mother, Time is the one that can, and does, in its own way, directly affect everything in this world.

Morigan Shaw grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, dreaming of one day becoming an author.

After a successful career in web development with multiple Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, and local non-profits across the U.S., she realized her dream, jumping headlong into writing and hasn’t looked back since.

She currently lives with her son and cats in West Virginia, where she continues to write, draw, paint, cook, and enjoy the outdoors. 

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Title: Attack Zone

Author: Rebecca Jennifer

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover by Alyssa Garcia at Uplifting Designs.

About Attack Zone:

I had one goal.

Win an Olympic Medal.

Winning the Ladies Figure Skating Olympic Gold Medal should be my only focus, but my life has other plans for me. My father, the U. S. Senator, and my Stepmonster like to remind me that my role in our family comes with great expectations — and even greater responsibility.

Translation: Marry a man that will make them even more prestigious and powerful.

But that’s not my plan.

I have one last chance to prove myself.

And now, on top of everything else, I have to aid the sexy as sin Detective Kane F**king Green in finding the person who killed my friend.

My name is Sophia Eleonore Dubois, and holy mother of Dorothy Hamill, my life just got complicated. . .

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Jennifer is a thirty something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.

Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also an Alpha Xi Delta.

10 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 8 year old and 6 year old twins. She can often be found in East Texas on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals. She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance #BookReview: Where There's Smoke by Becky McGraw

Where There's Smoke
(Cowboy Way #6)
by Becky McGraw


Cowboys are a different breed... 
They work hard, play hard and love harder. It's all about the ride until the right woman makes them fall. 

Cowboy Austin McBride follows a rough stock herd to a new town leaving his firefighting days behind. Being a firefighter-paramedic is his passion, though, so when he hears of an opening at a local station, he applies. Standing between him and the job, however, is a blonde bombshell who thinks she's a shoe-in for the position.

Review:                                    5 stars

Cowboys are a different breed, but then so are firefighters and paramedics.They all work hard, play hard and love even harder.
Austin McBride is a cowboy and new in town after he left his firefighting days behind, now he is a cowboy, but not as happy as he used to be. When he finds out there is an opening at the local Station he applies, but there is one tiny issue, there is a blond bombshell who wants the job.
Watching them interact is down right funny, to the point that I was laughing really hard, he likes her she wants the job, but is she fit to become the Chief or will Austin help her get it, one has to win and for you to find out, well partner just read the story, its fast paced and funny.

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara

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Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance #BookReview: Claimed by Her Tigers by Ever Coming

Claimed by Her Tigers
(Paranormal Dating Agency 
Kindle World)
by Ever Coming


Juniper Hiti calls to cancel her blind date. Gerri Wilder is having none of that. 
When hyena shifter Juniper puts in an application at the Paranormal Dating Agency, she hopes to thwart her mother’s plan to arrange her mating. But according to her mother, the cackle’s alpha female, contracts have already been signed. Juniper sees only two choices: Agree to her mother’s plans and be sold to the highest bidder or disappear. She chooses the latter. 

But when Gerri arranges a date for you, you’d better believe she’s going to make sure attend. 
When her two hot dates, Noah and Shane, come knocking on her door just as she is about to flee her mother’s arranged mating, she does what any woman in position would do. She agrees to one night. 

Juniper soon discovers that one night with her sexy tigers will never be enough. 
But with broken contracts come consequences, consequences all three will face. Noah and Parker are ready to claim her, consequences be damned. But can they convince their sassy hyena to agree? 
Claimed by her Tigers is an MMF Dating Agency Shifter Romance featuring a curvy woman and two hot tigers ready to claim their third. 

Review:                                 5 stars

Juniper Hiti just called to cancel her blind date arranged by the Paranormal Dating Agency, but Gerri Wilder is not taking any of that, and even if she was its a tad too late for that now.y calls to 
her Mother has other plans and told her she has a contract that has been signed. Juniper is angry and has two choices one is to do as her Mother wants or the other is to run.
But as she tries to tell the Agency to cancel her date, there is a knock on her door. And the men are not taking the hint, so what can a girl do, she figures its just one night, what could go wrong.
She soon discovers that one night with her sexy tigers is not enough, but there are still a few things that need to be fixed. A cute fast story and the characters are totally lovable.

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara

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Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance #BookReview: Mating The Alpha by Candace Ayers

Mating The Alpha
by Candace Ayers


Dr. Lexi Green has seen strange things in the local ER, but this takes the cake. After eight gunshot wounds to the chest, this guy shouldn’t be alive much less giving her a wink on his way out the hospital doors. WTH? 

As next in line for Alpha, making him the most powerful wolf on the East Coast, Shane has no time for women – especially a human. Not with his reign being violently contested by the anti-human shifters. So, why is it that he can’t resist the sexy ER doctor? 


Review:                             4 stars

In her career as Dr. Lexi Green has come across many things and some that baffled her, but this one was definitely one for the books. A man has been wheeled into the ER with eight gun shot woods and a knife in his throat, and he winked at her, that should not have happened.
Shane is next in line for Alpha, that makes him the most powerful wolf on the east coast, but he has no time for woman specially a human one. But the attraction is there, but there are a few obstacles that line the path for them and their feelings will they overcome them?
A quirky quick read and a fun one too.

Review by Jara

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Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance #BookReview: For The Heart Of An Outlaw by T.S. Joyce

For The Heart Of An Outlaw
(Outlaw Shifters #3)
by T.S. Joyce


Karis Dunway is looking for a complete overhaul of her life. On the tail-end of a heartbreak, she makes a desperate move and applies to be a part of a matchmaking program for big predator shifters. Colt seems charming and sweet over messages, but meeting the scar-faced man in person sets Karis’s life on a path she can’t escape from. And the more she gets to know her potential future mate, the more she thinks she doesn’t want to escape. But Colt has a nickname that sends up big red flags. His friends and enemies call him the Warmaker, and pretty soon she will figure out exactly what that means. And it could cost her more than she could’ve ever imagined. 

Colton Dorset, aka the Peacemaker, aka the Warmaker, is hunting for something to tame his bear. He’s on a tear sabotaging Trigger’s ranch, and now his options are slim: find someone who can settle him down, or leave the life he has worked so hard to build. But Karis isn’t what he imagined, and on top of that, she is hiding an animal that gets his inner grizzly all riled up, instead of settling him. If he could figure out what kind of shifter she is, he might be able to navigate this new arranged match, but Karis keeps him guessing at every turn. And as life at the ranch spirals out of control, he will have to figure out if her animal is a help, or a huge hindrance. 

Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

Review:                                5 stars

Again I was not disappointed in T.S Joyce's book, as a matter of fact if I were to ask which one I like best I would be in trouble, because I love all her books, and all the characters.
Karis is trying to overhaul her life, as she is getting over a heartbreak she joins a matchmaking program for big predator shifters. 
Colt seems charming and very sweet over the messages but when she meets the scar-faced man in person. He is the one path she can't run away from. As she gets to know her future mate the more of her does not want to escape or leave.
Colton Dorset know as the Peacemaker and also as the Warmaker is looking for something to help him manage his bear, Karis is not what he imagined, and she is hiding an animal that is inner grizzly riled up
Their meeting sizzles with warmth and now both have to face their demons and try to make a go of it, will they make it despite the things that are thrown their way, if you want to find out read their story its a great story, great action and the characters are what one would love to have in ones live.

Review by Jara

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Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance #BookReview: Beloved Sacrifice by Mari Carr & Lila DuBois

Beloved Sacrifice 
(Trinty Masters #9)
by Mari Carr 
& Lila DuBois


A woman with nothing to lose. A man who knows too much. A secret that could destroy them all. 

Rose Hancock is no stranger to danger, fear, or pain. Her whole life has been shaped by the purists--a shadowy splinter group within America’s most powerful secret society. When the leader of the Trinity Masters has her partner-in-crime shot, Rose has nothing left to live for except revenge. 

Before she can take her revenge, she’s kidnapped and wakes up to find herself in England, with the man who only days before she was sure was dead. 

When a kidnapping and ransom specialist, sent by the Grand Master, shows up to “rescue” Rose, she’ll have to decide if she wants to keep running or stand and fight against the purists. 

But there are more secrets to be uncovered, and some of those secrets could mean the end of the Trinity Masters...because the Masters’ Admiralty is larger and more powerful. And some betrayals cannot be forgiven. 

Review:                           5 stars

When I started this book it was to realize that I never read the other 8 books, thus making it harder to understand some of the things, but not that hard, well who am I kidding right?
A woman with nothing to lose. A man who knows too much. A secret that could destroy them all. 
Rose Hancock is quite familiar with danger fear and pain, her entire life has been shaped by the purist a shadowy splinter group within America’s most powerful secret society. When the leader of the Trinity Masters has her partner-in-crime shot, Rose has nothing left to live for except revenge. 
Before she has a chance of even taking revenge she is kidnapped and upon waking up she finds her self in England with a man she was sure was dead. 
Some one is sent in to rescue Rose and now she has to decide is she will keep running or stand and fight against the same people that damaged her beyond any understanding. 
Will she survive, will she and the men she loves manage to prove and rectify all the wrong done to her.?

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara

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Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance #BookReview: Coming Home by Maryann Jordan

Coming Home
(Baytown Boys #1)
by Maryann Jordan


The Baytown Boys Mysteries 

Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town. Now, the band of brothers, together once more, work to provide a place for less fortunate veterans to call home. 

Mitch Evans left his career as an FBI agent after his father retired as the Baytown Police Chief. Returning home to take up the mantle, he was glad to be back with his family and the Baytown boys. The bonus? Reuniting with his childhood friend and teenage crush. 

Victoria Bradford came back to Baytown to run the Sea Glass Inn after her grandmother’s death. A simpler life was what she yearned for. When the new Police Chief showed up on her doorstep, her heart skipped a beat as old memories came rushing back. 

When one of Tori’s guests died from poisoning, Mitch was determined to stay objective while solving the murder. Then the evidence pointed to Tori as being the intended victim and another attempt was made on her life. 

Mitch, desperate to find the killer before he strikes at Tori again, calls upon the Baytown Boys to assist, as he vows to protect her. 
****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned - for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues...again be warned!!***** 

Review:                                5 stars

There is not much to do in a small town when you are growing up, and most of the boys wanted out of the town, they wanted to see the world. 
Mitch Evans is one of the boys that left the town, served in the Military and then became an FBI agent, after his Father the Chief of Police had to retire Mitch came back home to take the mantle that his Family held for ages.
Victoria Bradford is another who returned to Baytown to run the Sea Glass Inn after her grandmother’s death. Its a life she yearned for and when the new Chief of Police shows up her heart skips a beat and old memories return.
When one of Tori’s guests dies from poisoning, Mitch was determined to stay objective while solving the murder. As they grow closer and Mitch's and his team work starts to point that the poisoning was meant for her not for the guests. 
Mitch is trying really hard to find out who is the killer to save the woman he loves, will he save her or will he loose her again.
Great story great characters.

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara

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Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance #BookReview: Ice:Dragon Clan by Skye Jones

Ice: Dragon Clan
(Dragon Clan #1)
by Skye Jones


When a tough, ice-cool cage fighter meets her match in two hot as sin dragon shifters, the sparks fly.

Ice is a tough cage fighter who has spent her life closed off and mostly alone. As a child, she experienced moments where she burned others with a mere touch. These strange experiences terrified and confused her, but she knows if she keeps her emotions under control the burning doesn't happen. This iron self-control has made her a fearsome opponent in the ring.

When two sexy as sin strangers enter her life, telling her they can shed light on her mysterious 'gift', her world is turned upside down.

Nathan, leader of the Scottish Dragon clan, is shocked to find Ice, a dragon female, living in the human world. Not only is she unaware of her heritage, she is also a match made in heaven for Nate and his bonded male, Dom.

When Nathan calls him to the city to meet their mate, Dominic is immediately smitten. As Ice spends time with the two males, it becomes clear they all share a mutual desire but are too scared to act on their feelings.

Can their heady, lust-filled nights lead to a lasting commitment and happiness for all three?

Ice can be read as a stand alone. It is a MMF, shifter menage novel. HEA guaranteed.


Ice is a tough cage fighter who has spent her life closed off and mostly alone. When she was a child she did find that she could burn others, being able to do this terrified her, but with training and self control she learned to manage this capability she had.
When Nathan a leader of the Scottish Clan and Dominic manage to enter her life, sharing with her that they can shed light on her gift, she finds her world turned upside down.
There is one small problem Ice is not aware of her heritage, she is a female dragon, and is living in a human world, but she will soon find out that she is a match made in heaven for Nate and his bonded male Dom. 
They will have a few things happen to them including her rescue and almost loosing Nate, but will they make it a triad, will their feelings and love overcome all, read the book it a great story and the characters are great.

Review by Jara

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Mel's Corner/#FlashbackFriday #lovethose80s #GHofYesteryear

Welcome back to my little corner!

The decade was the 80’s and the number one soap was General Hospital! 

From a very early age I remember watching soap operas in the afternoon when I wasn’t in school. It was the only thing on from 12:30- 4:00 in the afternoon, you have to remember when I was a kid we only had 3 channels and all 3 channels aired a soap at those times. I remember my mom & dad, yes my dad would watch Young & the Restless on CBS before he left for work. My mom then would turn it over to ABC and watch One Life to Live and General Hospital. If I happen to be at my grandmother’s,  she would watch Days of Lives and Another World and she would always turn the TV off after Another World ended  to start supper with for my grandfather. I remember her telling me never to let grandpa know that was how she spent her afternoons & her secret was always safe with me. But when I got older and was really into General Hospital she allowed me to watch it while she cooked supper, she acted like she was watching it but she was from the kitchen. I vaguely remember any of the storylines at the time but some of the characters I do remember. 

But that all changed when Blackie Parrish arrived in Port Charles and more  when Frisco Jones appeared in PC.  I became a faithful watcher when my teenage crush Jack Wagner came on board as Frisco Jones. I would run home from school each day just to catch what was happening on GH. The only other day that I can remember running home to watch GH before Blackie & Frisco came citizens of Port Charles, was that one November day in 1981 when soap opera's first supercouple Luke & Laura exchanged vows. Yes I was one of those 30 million viewers to watch the nuptials of Luke & Laura but was not a true faithful fan, until January 27 1984 when Frisco Jones became the head singer of Blackie & the Riff Raff. 

Now talk about nice eye candy for a teenager, two scrumptious hunks on the screen at the same time my heart went wild.  

I have always thought 1984-1989 was the magic time on GH! You just didn’t have drama, but action & comedy especially when it came to the Quartermaine family, Jones Brothers or the WSB gang  as I called them Robert, Anna, Sean, Tiffany, Frisco & Felicia, they sure could make you laugh. There was so much ad-lib between certain characters it was fabulous. The chemistry between the characters was out of this world, you don’t find it in today’s cast in my opinion well maybe a couple.  

Back in the 80’s most of the cast were either doctors, nurses, other hospital personnel or relatives of one the hospital personnel and you were guaranteed a shoot of the hospital in every episode not like General Hospital of today & the good guys ALWAYS wore the white hats. Also most of the couples just didn’t jump in the sack right after meeting each other, there was a lead up, most of the time a lot of sexual tensions was playing out for many weeks before they had sex! Unlike today they meet and the next thing you know they are in bed. What happened to the romance, the sexual tension that we would all love to watch develop. Now all we see is wham bam thank you ma’am.  I don't know about you but you but I would rather watch them fight the tension building up between the couple than them going right to the deed. 

Well that wraps up this week’s Friday Flashback. Feel free to give me your opinion on today’s post. Were you a soap addict when soaps were booming, if so what were some of your favorites. I hope you join me next week when I head back to General Hospital of Yesteryear. 

Until next time!  Remember life is too short you got to be crazy!