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Matter of Time

(Heat Wave #5) By: Alannah Lynne. Format: eBook. Read: April 2015.

Lizbeth and Logan were deeply in love back in college, when he left her to go marry his high school sweetheart and raise the daughter he hadn’t known existed. A decade and a half later, Logan has left his wife and thanks to his twin, Lucas, he stands a chance of meeting Lizbeth again. Unsure how she will accept his news, he still can’t help but put his heart on the line and hope she still loves him.

Matter of Time is a shorter novel, focusing on the relationship between Lizbeth and Logan. Readers may recall not being a fan of Lizabeth from the previous books, but in this story readers will get to see a whole new side of her. The story has some delicate, spicy scenes, especially when the two see each other for the first time. This is about true soul-mates reuniting and becoming whole again, after barely surviving the years of separation. Due to the focus being solely on Lizbeth and Logan’s relationship and his family, readers won’t get much of an update on previous couples from the series. Matter of Time showcases that true love will conquer all.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Going All In

(Heat Wave #4) By: Alannah Lynne. Format: ebook. Read: April 2015.

Callie Holden has done her best to put her past behind her. She’s learned the meaning of hard work and loves every minute of it. She still loves her friends from her past, even if her new life isn’t understood by them. Wade Neumann has spent a lot of time out with friends, making as many memories as possible in order to not focus on his heartbreak from last year. However when he is forced by his boss to work with the rich socialite who resembles his ex, it is going to take all of his power to remain nice.

Going All In combines characters from the previous two books in the Heat Wave series, but also works well as a stand-alone story. The beautiful scenery of Pawleys Island plays a big role in the book, as these characters struggle to make peace with their past. The storyline shows that no matter how much you deny your past, until you let it go, it will hold you hostage. There are some steamy scenes, but overall it focuses on human emotions, fears and learning to trust. Towards the end, there are hints as to what’s to come for the entire beloved Heat Wave family.

I read this book in one sitting, staying up until the wee hours of the night soaking up each word. It reminded me of the first two books in the series and is currently tied for my second favorite. I loved how I got to know more about these two characters, while also catching up on previous ones.

Note:The author gave me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Book Trailer Thursday

Hi Everyone,

Today’s trailer comes from Romance Author, Alannah Lynne. It is for her latest novel in the Heat Wave Series, Going All In! You can read my reviews of her previous books by clicking on the titles: Savin’ Me, Last Call, and Crossing Lines.

 

To view the trailer, click here! (Mature audiences only.)

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Crossing Lines

Heat Wave Series #3. By: Alannah Lynne. Format: eBook. Read: March 2013.

Kevin Mazze has finally met his match and right now she is blocking him from opening his new building. Sam Wallace may be new in town, but she is not new to the world of construction. Even though she can’t legally permit him to open the building now, she is willing to try and help him find an alternative water line plan that would allow his business to open. Sam can try all she wants to deny her physical attraction to Kevin, but after one ill-fated mishap at the boardwalk with her daughter, Michaela, Kevin comes to her rescue and she decides to give-up and indulge in a few fantasies. Kevin has a few secrets of his own, but he knows that he is attracted to this headstrong, single mother. When Kevin helps Sam home, he discovers her secret drawer filled with toys and all bets are off in his mind.

This is the third novel in the Heat Wave series. Fans of the previous two books will be excited to see the updates on some of the previous characters. Alannah Lynne’s books overflow with sizzling chemistry and passion. With each new book, the characters and storylines dive further into the land of eroticism. Crossing Lines is filled with sex toys and sexual explorations. Though this style of romance is not for everyone, most romance fans will be swept up in all of the passion. This book reunites old characters with several new ones and sets up the possibilities for future storylines. Romance readers will surely be on the lookout for what Alannah Lynne writes next.

I must say that I have only read romance novels for about three years now. So no, I have not dived into all of the various sub-genres in the romance category, but I am addicted to a story that ends in a happily ever after. I relate to characters that have real emotions and struggle with real life situations and I thrive in the fact that they can overcome their past in order to have a happy future. I know romance books are not for everyone, but neither is any other genre. But for those of you who enjoy reading romance novels and have read the Heat Wave Series, which book was your favorite?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Note: The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her books, please visit her website.

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And the Winner is…

Hi Everyone,

Random.org picked number 12 and the 12th person to leave a comment was Jennifer Simpkins!!! Congrats to Jennifer for winning a copy of Alannah Lynne’s newest book. Please contact her at alannah lynne @ gmail . com (no spaces!) to let her know your preferred format.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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The Contest Has Ended!

Hi Everyone,

 

The contest to win a copy of  Alannah Lynne’s latest book, Crossing Lines has ended. There were a total of 13 commenters, excluding Alannah and myself. I will head over to Random.org and type in the parameters of 1 and 13. The number it chooses will be the winner! Thanks to all who participated and a big thanks to Alannah for stopping by and giving away a copy of her book. I will be back in a few minutes with the winner!

 

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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Today…

Good Morning Everyone,

Today marks the end of January. It feels as though this month disappeared while I blinked. It has been a busy month here at Ariesgrl Book Reviews and I just wanted to say thanks to each of you for following along. So, thank you!

As for today, there are a couple of things that will be happening. First and foremost, the chance to win a copy of Alannah Lynne’s newest book is coming to an end. In less than two and a half hours from now, the contest will end and a name will be drawn. So make sure you are entered to win! (All you have to do is leave a comment under the post, Welcome Alannah Lynne!)

Later today, I will also be posting my review for book number 26 from The List. I also just started reading book number 27 from The List and I am reading one of the books for the bookstore. What are your reading/writing plans for today?

Thanks again to each of you for your continued support. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Welcome Alannah Lynne!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

Please help me give a warm welcome to author Alannah Lynne. She is an amazing romance author and is here today to talk about inspiration and the release of her latest book, Crossing Lines. I am so honored to have here with us today. Thank you very much Alannah for spending this important day here! So without further delay, please welcome Alannah Lynne:

Authors get asked a lot, “Where do you get your ideas? What’s your inspiration?”

A lot of times, writers will say they don’t know where the ideas come from, they just magically appear from the ethers. Others scan newspapers and magazines, clip out interesting stories they believe might have potential and stick them in a file folder. Then, when they’re working on a new book, they’ll put out the folder and read through the articles again, and ideas blossom to life.

But that’s not where my ideas come from. The vast majority of my ideas come from songs. I think it’s because my stories are character driven rather than plot focused. I can get lost in music, the same way I get lost in a good book. And when I’m listening to a song that I love, I see it as a movie, I feel the emotions, and it sparks a story in me.

All of my life I’ve loved music. When I was a little girl, I played “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks over and over and OVER. It’s such a sad, depressing song and I have no idea why my little seven-year-old self thought it was so great, but I did. I guess it’s because even then I tapped into the emotions of the story being told and the song made me feel.

As I look back on my life, it seems like so many defining moments have been accompanied by song. One example is when I saw heartbreak for the first time, and understood how amazing, and also how devastating, true love could be.

I was nine or ten, standing in my future-aunt’s bedroom, and she was playing Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.” She and my uncle had broken up earlier in the week. While I didn’t really understand all of what was happening with them, in that moment, as she stood listening to the song with tears streaming down her face, I understood heartbreak. (They got back together and married, but divorced several years later). She has no idea it’s still one of my all-time favorite songs (although I love the remake with George Michael so much better), and that every time I hear it, I’m instantly transported back to her bedroom. I can still see her crumpled face and feel the agony pouring from her.

I guess it’s no surprise that my oldest son is a musician, because he was surrounded by music growing up. He could barely speak, but he knew the words to Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, and Guns ‘N Roses. In fact, when Slash played “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” with the The Blackeyed Peas during the Superbowl (2011), a friend posted on Facebook that she thought of me and Dusty because I sang that song to him all the time. I once dated a guy who described me to his mom as a “headbanger, raising a little headbanger.” 😀 I’m sure his mother was thrilled.

While I still listen to 80’s Hair Bands and love metal music, I’ve grown to love and appreciate all genres. Each form of music touches a different place within me… and fortunately, also sparks a never-ending supply of inspiration.

Crossing Lines Cover

Today is the release of “Crossing  Lines – Book #3 in the Heat Wave Series.” (One of the songs that was instrumental in helping me figure out some things with Kevin, was “Over When It’s Over” by Erik Church.) I’ll be happy to give away a copy of “Crossing Lines” to a commenter.

Also, “Savin’ Me – Book #1 in the Heat Wave Series” is free at all outlets!! Grab it now, because the price will be going back up soon!!

Thanks for letting me visit with you today!!

Links to my website, etc.:

http://alannahlynne.com

www.alannahlynne.blogspot.com

www.facebook.com/AuthorAlannahLynne

www.twitter.com/Admn_ALynne

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2888174.Alannah_Lynne

Thanks again Alannah for hanging out with us today and thank you for offering a copy of your book to one lucky commenter. From now until Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:00am Eastern Time anyone that leaves a comment will be entered to win the free book. Then later in the day on Thursday, I will use Random.org to choose the lucky winner and will post his/her name at that time. Good luck to everyone. Have a wonderful day!

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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Last Call

Heat Wave Series #2. By: Alannah Lynne. Format: eBook. Read: December 2012.

Gavin McLeod came from a small town in North Carolina and has worked hard to become the second in command of one of the big company Holden Enterprises. But when his boss sends him on a mission in Anticue Island, North Carolina, he meets the one person that will change his life forever and make him come to terms with his sense of self and his past. That girl is the bartender/owner of the Blackout Bar and Grill. Sunny Black has built her life and her bar in order to provide for her younger brother. She took him in and gave him a stable home where they both could set down roots. She knows there is a big hotel chain that wants her land and has offered her an amount of money she couldn’t even dream of, but her sweat and tears along with her heart, went into building Blackout and she refuses to sell out their home for any price. When an expensive suit wearing stranger with killer good looks,  walks into her bar one night, she dreams of letting loose and chasing her dreams just for one night. Little does Gavin or Sunny know that this one wild night of passion, could wreck everything they have both worked so hard to gain.

Alannah Lynne changes the setting and the characters in the second installment of the Heat Wave series. One thing that hasn’t changed is the intense chemistry and passion. Last Call provides readers more intrigue and suspense along with the intense chemistry and sizzling passion. Readers will fall in love with the small, quaint community of Anticue Island, North Carolina. Lynne uses even the tiniest, minute details that only a true local beach resident would understand, yet all readers will be able to picture the setting with ease. This second installment amped up the heat and offers a preview of what is to come in the next book. Fans of the first book, Savin’ Me, will rejoice to know that the third book will bring back the original characters and unite them with these characters. Romance readers will feel like they are in a never-ending heated drought,  as they await the next chapter from this Heat Wave series.

When I first started reading this book, I was a bit sad that it was a whole new cast of characters. However Alannah Lynne’s writing quickly won me over, as I got caught up in the chemistry between Gavin and Sunny. This book provides romance and suspense and it all takes place in a small, quiet beach community. Oh and the intricate details of the bar, the personality of the people and the random smells from Georgetown, South Carolina are accurate and paint a ‘real’ picture for those who have not lived in a small town beach community. Now that I live in one of those small town beach communities, I found myself smiling at the bar’s decorations, while crinkling my nose at the thought of the sulfur-filled night air thanks to little-known paper mill down south. If you are a mature adult looking for a fun beach read or want to find a new passionate series to become addicted to, look no farther than this Heat Wave Series.

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

 

Note: The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her books, please visit her website.

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Savin’ Me

Heat Wave Series #1. By: Alannah Lynne. Format: eBook. Read: December 2012.

Kat Owens and Erik Monteague hadn’t seen each other since they shared that one hot and steamy night together. However at a work-related party they are thrust back together and they must face their past. Once it has been decided that Erik will be Kat’s main client in her quest to become VP, she decides that her future with Erik will be strictly business. However Erik wants a repeat of the one night he hasn’t been able to forget. As the truths from their pasts are told and as their chemistry benefits their work relationship, will each of them risk everything for love, or will they keep it strictly business?

Alannah Lynne’s book exudes sex and desire. From the very first few pages, readers will be over-heated and longing for more. Kat and Erik have a chemistry that readers’ dream of, while each have a vulnerable past that make them feel more real. Fans of romance must add this book and this author to their library. Readers will become life-long fans after just the first ten pages. Highly recommended for mature adult readers that want a book to take them on a fun vacation or provide an arousing escape.

This was the first book I have read by Alannah Lynne and it certainly won’t be my last. This book has so many steamy scenes, I read it twice before writing my review. It starts off with such a bang and the rest of the book does not disappoint. I would recommend this book to readers who love the romance genre. Are you a fan of romance? Do you prefer a book that starts off steamy or one that builds upon the chemistry? Either way, be sure to check out this book and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes: The author provided a copy of this book to me. To learn more about this book and the author please visit her website.

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