Reds Review: Where My Heart Lies by Luna Lopez

Ms. Lopez threw in a twist which knocked me on my butt. A twist that had me in tears multiple times. Luna Lopez drew emotions from me while reading this story keeping me on my toes and a stack of tissues near by.

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Book Title: Where My Heart Lies
Author: Luna Lopez
Genre/s: Romance, Lesbian, Suspense
Release Date: 4/27/2019
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Reds Review:

I’ve had the honor of following Luna Lopez from the beginning. Starting with her debut novella, First Kiss. Her debut was just a taste of the spectacular writing she has unleashed with her new full length novel, Where My Heart Lies.

Blogging has given me the opportunity to step outside of my self-imposed reading boundaries. Luna’s stories of lesbian relationships have introduced me to a romance genre I would never have searched out on my own. Continue reading “Reds Review: Where My Heart Lies by Luna Lopez”

Red Recommends: The One by Zane Michaelson

I love this story. I guess I canโ€™t say I donโ€™t like or read PNR anymore. I now have a PNR style I like and this is it.

A Vampyre Romance: Book One: The One by Zane Michaelson

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Reds Review:

I donโ€™t read paranormal. Iโ€™m not a fan of the fantasy, unrealistic world in many of the PNR I have tried to read previously. The One is not set in the fantastical world. It is written in the modern world with a believable story. Vampires that hide among us mortals.
I love this story. I guess I canโ€™t say I donโ€™t like or read PNR anymore. I now have a PNR style I like and this is it.

The One grabbed my attention the minute I saw the cover. The story within the pages kept me up all night.

Book CoverSebastian is everything I want in a book boyfriend. Sexy, funny, protective and oh btw, a blood sucking vampire. The sex is blazing hot. A must have in my romance books.

Adrielโ€™s has a strong personality . She has a lot going on yet she doesnโ€™t cower away. Iโ€™m anxious to learn more about her and how she will fit into the vampire world with Sebastian.

As is Zane Michaelsonโ€™s style, he left me wanting more and will keep me waiting a month or so for answers. Itโ€™s not a frustrating cliffhanger and thankfully he never makes his fans wait too long.
As they say โ€˜Anything worth having is worth waiting forโ€™
Well, Iโ€™m waiting…..

If you believe you donโ€™t like paranormal, as I did, I highly recommend you give this story a try. It might change your mind too.

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Zane Michaelson continues to amaze me by writing different genres within the romance world. The One highlights his versatility and ability to conquer any genre he wishes to explore. As a fan of his writing, he has unknowingly coaxed me out of my reading comfort zone with each new sub genre he writes.

THE ONE

by Zane Michaelson

For over three hundred years, Sebastian Fernรกndez has meandered through his immortal life, taking blood as and when he needs to.

To kill a human being is forbidden by the Vampyre Council-the sentence for disobedience swift and final.

One day, while admiring a small silver cross inside an antique store, he meets its proprietor, Adriel Zilkha.

There is something about her that draws him in.

Adriel is no ordinary human female and embodies gifts she cannot explain.

Shocked, Sebastian knows law demands he inform the Vampyre Council of his discovery. The price for treachery is to die by sunlight.

Loathe to sentence the beautiful and mysterious Adriel to certain death, he calls on his old friend and sire, Sienna, for help.

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Felicity will do whatever it takes to get Cinderella happily married off to her prince.

Happily Ever After,INC A Royal Wedding

A Dark Fairytale

S.Cinders

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The Brief: One repressed cinder girl, two evil step-sisters, and a devastatingly handsome prince.

โ€œItโ€™s like taking candy from a baby.โ€ Felicity mused. โ€œI could do that in my sleep with one hand tied behind my back.โ€

Felicity Eldra Brenton is the newest employee at Happily Ever After, Inc where the best of the best fairy godparents reside. Given this one chance to prove her worth, Felicity will do whatever it takes to get Cinderella happily married off to her prince.

Unfortunately, one ill-advised bout of skinny dipping, a very naked prince, and run in with a snarky horse prove that Felicity just might be in over her head.

After all, donโ€™t fairy godmotherโ€™s need a happily ever after?

About S. Cinders:

S. CINDERS is a multi-genre author with over thirty titles ranging from sci-fi romance, historical romance, new adult romance, fractured fairy tales, to paranormal romance. S. CINDERS lives in the Midwest with her husband and two teenage sons who keep her on her toes. Known as the naughty romance author, you will remember her for her banter and engaging characters. Once you start, you won’t want to stop!

Where you can find S. CINDERS?

Facebook Profile: http://bit.ly/FBSCinders

Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/SCindersSparks

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Website: https://www.scinders.com

“S. Cinders writes characters that I would want to hang out with in real life!” -KAT

“No matter what genre she writes, Cinders always has me laughing my head off!” -ANGE

“Loved it. It was heartfelt and touching. Not many stories surprise me but this one did.” HUNTER & HOLT โ€“ Carol

Reds Review: First Kiss by Luna Lopez

What happens if taking that first kiss ruins everything they have? What if that first kiss makes everything better?

First Kiss: A Lesbian Short StoryFirst Kiss: A Lesbian Short Story by Luna Lopez

Have you ever started reading a book just knowing in your heart how the story will end?
Well, you might not get the outcome you expected when reading First Kiss. I know I didnโ€™t.

Luna Lopez has written a sweet short story that touched my heart and made me think about love.

First Kiss is a story of two women but let’s back up. It’s a story of two people. Two people who have been friends for a long time and now see their friendship could be more. That’s a pretty risky thing to do regardless of their gender.

What happens if taking that first kiss ruins everything they have?
What if it ends the special connection which has grown over the years?
What if that first kiss makes everything better?
Does the fact these two people are women create other complications?

Will there be acceptance or rejection? First they must accept or reject the idea of more than friends themselves. How will their decision be accepted or rejected by family and friends?

Is the risk of losing it all worth taking a chance on love?

These were the questions and thoughts running through my mind while reading and even after I closed the book. I thought about how Ms. Lopez told this story and all of the ways it could have ended. I looked inside myself and tried to see all sides of this story. Like I said at the start, it touched my heart.

No spoilers in my review. You will have to read it yourself to find out more.

I am looking forward to reading Ms. Lopez’s debut novel, Where the Heart Lies.

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FIRST KISS By Luna Lopez
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๐Ÿ’›Blurb
Kara and Yasmeen have been best friends since high school.
Now in their early twenties, they’re as radically different to one another in personality as they’ve always been.
Both have overcome the loss of their respective mothers, in albeit different circumstances which helped cement the bond between them.
Kara is a working class, out and proud lesbian, while Yasmeen is a spoiled, yet dutiful middle class Muslim on the verge of an arranged marriage.
Realizing Kara is the girl for her, Yasmeen is hell bent on living the life she wants, even if that means going against her fathers wishes.
Kara doesn’t need a declaration of love and is happy to remain on the sidelines, but Yasmeen will do whatever it takes to be with the one she loves.

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Reds Romance Audiobook Recommendations

There is something I love about hearing the narrator read the story to me the way the author intended me to hear it.

Are you a fan of audiobooks? I am obsessed with listening to audiobook of the books I have already read. There is something I love about hearing the narrator read the story to me the way the author intended me to hear it. Plus those sexy voices give me the chills. Here is a list of Reds Romance Audiobook Recommendations.

She Loves to Watch Me Play: I Know What You’re Doing –

Part 1 By Zane Michaelson

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Note – This is a short story and not a standard-sized novel. This audiobook is based on real-life events.
After being married for eight years, I knew there was something missing in my life and embarked upon a dangerous affair that could have cracked my marriage wide open.
Little did I know, but my amazing and beautiful wife was feeling the same way. She found out about my affair, but I had no idea she loves to watch me play.

American Queen: American Queen Series,

Book 1 By Sierra Simone

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It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two.

It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.

My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States. This is the story of an American Queen.

Curing Doctor Vincent: The Good Doctor Trilogy,

Book 1 By Renea Mason

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Audie Award, Erotica, 2016
One kinky doctor + one indecent proposal = one life-changing week in Paris.
Elaine Watkins, Public Relations Advisor, is surprised when she receives a summons from the very attractive and enigmatic Dr. Xavier Vincent. She worships the talented physician and company icon responsible for developing the cure that saved her sister’s life and isn’t immune to his charm. Even though puzzled by his request, she is excited and eager to get started on his latest project.
But Dr. Vincent has other ideas. Instead of discussing cures, drugs and marketing strategies, he asks Elaine to join him in Paris to indulge his unique sexual appetites.
Torn between gratitude for saving her sister, her attraction for the powerful man and compromising her preconceived notions of sexuality, she must decide if it’s easier to feed his desires or walk away. Until she devises a plan of her own.
“Make no mistake, Elaine, I am a king. Kings command and conquer. They are brutal and uncompromising. You don’t want a king. Face it, you came here expecting a saint.” – Dr. Xavier Vincent

 

The Kiss Thief by LJ Shen

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. Mine were broken before we left church.

THE KISS THIEF BY L.J. SHEN

Release Date: January 9th

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Blurb
They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my fatherโ€™s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.

Two men.

Three lives.

Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

Excerpt
โ€œAre you sure youโ€™re on my card?โ€ I turned to the man with a polite yet distant smile. I was still disoriented from the exchange with Angelo when the stranger pulled me against his hard body and pressed a possessive hand lower than socially acceptable on my back, a second from groping my butt.

โ€œAnswer me,โ€ I hissed.

โ€œMy bid on your card was the highest,โ€ he replied dryly.

โ€œThe bids are undisclosed. You donโ€™t know how much other people have paid,โ€ I kept my lips pursed to keep myself from yelling.

โ€œI know itโ€™s nowhere near the realm of what this dance is worth.โ€

Un-freaking-believable.

We began to waltz around the room as other couples were not only spinning and mingling but also stealing envious glances at us. Naked, raw ogles that told me that whomever the blonde heโ€™d come to the masquerade with was, she wasnโ€™t his wife. And that I might have been all the rage in The Outfit, but the rude man was in high demand, too.

I was stiff and cold in his arms, but he didnโ€™t seem to noticeโ€”or mind. He knew how to waltz better than most men, but he was technical, and lacked warmth and Angeloโ€™s playfulness.

โ€œNemesis.โ€ He took me by surprise, his rapacious gaze stripping me bare. โ€œDistributing glee and dealing misery. Seems at odds with the submissive girl who entertained Bishop and his horsey wife at the table.โ€

I choked on my own saliva. Did he just call the governorโ€™s wife horsey? And me submissive? I looked away, ignoring the addictive scent of his cologne, and the way his marble body felt against mine.

โ€œNemesis is my spirit animal. She was the one to lure Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection and died of vanity. Pride is a terrible illness.โ€ I flashed him a taunting smirk.

โ€œSome of us could use catching it.โ€ He bared his straight white teeth.

โ€œArrogance is a disease. Compassion is the cure. Most gods didnโ€™t like Nemesis, but thatโ€™s because she had a backbone.โ€

โ€œDo you?โ€ He arched a dark eyebrow.

โ€œDo Iโ€ฆ?โ€ I blinked, the courteous grin on my face crumpling. He was even ruder when we were alone.

โ€œHave a backbone,โ€ he provided. He stared at me so boldly and intimately, it felt like he breathed fire into my soul. I wanted to step out of his touch and jump into a pool full of ice.

โ€œOf course, I do,โ€ I responded, my spine stiffening. โ€œWhatโ€™s with the manners? Were you raised by wild coyotes?โ€

โ€œGive me an example,โ€ he said, ignoring my quip. I was beginning to draw away from him, but he jerked me back into his arms. The glitzy ballroom distorted into a backdrop, and even though I was starting to notice that the man behind the demi-mask was unusually beautiful, the ugliness of his behavior was the only thing that stood out.

I am a warrior and a ladyโ€ฆand a sane person who can deal with this horrid man.

โ€œI really like Angelo Bandini.โ€ I dropped my voice, slicing my gaze from his eyes and toward the table where Angeloโ€™s family had been seated. My father was sitting a few seats away, staring at us coldly, surrounded by Made Men who chatted away.

โ€œAnd see, in my family, we have a tradition dating back ten generations. Prior to her wedding, a Rossi bride is to open a wooden chestโ€”carved and made by a witch who lived in my ancestorsโ€™ Italian villageโ€”and read three notes written to her by the last Rossi girl to marry. Itโ€™s kind of a good luck charm mixed with a talisman and a bit of fortunetelling. I stole the chest tonight and opened one of the notes, all so I could rush fate. It said that tonight I was going to be kissed by the love of my life, and wellโ€ฆโ€ I drew my lower lip into my mouth and sucked it, peering under my eyelashes at Angeloโ€™s empty seat. The man stared at me stoically, as though I was a foreign film he couldnโ€™t understand. โ€œIโ€™m going to kiss him tonight.โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s your backbone?โ€

โ€œWhen I have an ambition, I go for it.โ€

A conceited frown crinkled his mask, as if to say I was a complete and utter moron. I looked him straight in the eye. My father taught me that the best way to deal with men like him was to confront, not run. Because, this man? Heโ€™d chase.

About the Author
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before sheโ€™d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends whoโ€™d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoplesโ€™ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

Connect with L.J. Shen
Website: http://www.authorljshen.com/
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Debut Author: Luna Lopez

Is their relationship a meeting of souls destined to be together, or is the thrill of forbidden love the only driving force? – Where My Heart Lies by Luna Lopez

I love that I am able to share new books and authors with you. I’d like to introduce you to Luna Lopez. Her debut book is scheduled to release on March 29, 2019.

Click here to preorder from Amazon : Where My Heart Lies by Luna Lopez

The Redhead’s Book Blog is anxious to read Ms. Lopez’s book and hopefully learn a bit more about her as a new author in the future.

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WHERE MY HEART LIES
by Luna Lopez

Pre-order Link – http://mybook.to/LLheartlies

Releasing on 29th March 2019.
On eBook and Paperback

๐ŸŒน Blurb

Willow Olivia Walker is a newly single university student heading home for the summer holidays.

Initially dismayed to discover her parents have hired the beautiful Georgia as a live-in nanny for her two younger sisters, she treats her with contempt, but upon further reflection, finds a kindred spirit.

Discovered by her over-bearing mother in flagrante with Georgia, she packs her bags and returns to Cambridge, intent on spending the summer preparing for the academic year ahead.

Professor Francesca Marten is at a crossroads in her own life.

Married for twenty years and mother to two children, Francesca had buried a part of herself, deep inside, that is now fighting to come to the forefront.

A chance meeting between Willow and Francesca is the start of a relationship that extends beyond the confines of student and teacher.

In Francesca, Willow sees a lover who knows what she wants, but for Francesca, Willow is the epitome of the young, carefree girl she left behind twenty years ago.

Is their relationship a meeting of souls destined to be together, or is the thrill of forbidden love the only driving force?

 

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