I'm seeking ARC reviewers for the fourth--and final--novel in the Mason Siblings series, Final Battle For Love!
If you're interested, you can contact me over social media, or through my contact page.
Thank you all so much!
Lady Emaline Mason has dedicated her life to the rescuing and healing of animals. She has no expectations for finding love as her sisters have before her, but after a shocking experience with the family’s doctor, every exchange between them feels different. She is determined to despise the scoundrel, but somehow that fiery disdain is turning into a burning desire…
Dr. Lord Simon Claridge, heir to the Earldom of Merrington, has known about the Mason family’s involvement in spy activity for some time and has gradually become their personal physician. After an incident with one of the Mason sisters, things changed. His rapport with Lady Emaline became strained, and as much as he tried to stop it, the woman was suddenly everywhere in his thoughts.
With the increasing danger surrounding Lady Emaline and the very real threat to their mortality, will Simon and Emaline have the opportunity for their budding affection to grow, or will they discover their love only to have it ripped away from them?
Join them in this concluding novel in the Mason Siblings series as they fight together in one final battle for love…
Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As a reader of historical romance, it's not often that I come across a novel in which the hero and heroine are on good romantic terms from the start, and circumstances/events/other people are their obstacles throughout, but Lisa Kleypas pulled it off. I absolutely loved Marrying Winterborne.
Helen is shy and kindhearted, and Rhys is a lovely mix of power and gentleness. These two worked wonderfully together. Their passion for each other is electrifying.
I think that my only criticisms would be that I wish the year was posted at the beginning of the first chapter, and there were several proofing errors. Otherwise, this was a thoroughly enjoyable read! I'm looking forward to the others in the series.
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This morning, the cover for Final Battle For Love, Book 4 in the Mason Siblings series, went LIVE! I'm so thrilled to show it to you!
Final Battle For Love is coming soon! I'll be sure to post announcements here.
From what I understand, this might be the last artist-drawn cover that I have, as the next series will likely be changed to altered photographs. I'm so thrilled! I hope you all enjoy it!
Thank you for reading!
Chimera Catalyst by Susan Kuchinskas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Chimera Catalyst is an engaging and exciting read that kept me reading until the end. The voice was highly entertaining, and the plot kept me eager for more. Susan Kuchinskas wrote characters with depth that were fun to read.
I would highly recommend this novel. Kudos to Susan Kuchinskas!
I was given an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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I've received a lot of messages over the past month about my post on Scary Mommy regarding my 8-year-old son's Tourette's diagnosis... Yesterday, I was responding to someone and it hit me that the school year starts in five days. I mean, I knew that it was coming, but it really hit home that I'd have to have a sit-down chat with his new teacher and explain my son's tics. I've never done that before.
When he had his diagnosis, we were in the middle of the school year, and I was able to explain things piece-by-piece (as the information came to me) to his teacher. Having this discussion for the first time with a new teacher is, quite honestly, very daunting to me.
I want my son to be accepted and understood. He's developed new tics over the summer, and once school (and the accompanying stress) starts up, I expect there to be some fluctuation and possibly new tics to deal with. My goal is to minimize these stresses for him in this transition to Grade 3, to let him know that he's loved. My worry, however, is his school environment. I trust the teachers' understanding, but patience and peer support is so important.
My husband and I spoke with our son yesterday, asking him if there's anything in particular that he'd like us to say to his teacher. He shrugged, shook his head, cleared his throat, and said "not really." He's so brave and strong, so friendly and outgoing. The logical part of my brain tells me that he'll do just fine, but my sensitive mom side just wants my baby to be safe and happy.
I've had a lot of support and reassurance that it will be fine, and I'm sure that it will. But I'm still worried.
Capturing the Last Welsh Witch by J.M. Davies
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Capturing the Last Welsh Witch. Ella and Marcus are deep and fascinating characters, whose dynamic is entertaining and passionate. The plot is full of danger, suspense, and passion. Most definitely a page-turner!
Paranormal romance isn't a genre that I usually read, but this was a fun and exciting novel, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys action-filled, sexy romances.
Kudos to J.M. Davies on a great book!
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My little 9-year-old Chihuahua, Lady, can tell time. I haven't the faintest idea how she does it.
Anyone that knows Chihuahuas understands that they can be very loud, or "yappy". Gratefully, we've been very fortunate with ours, as she only barks when she believes someone to be at our door. Or, when she's expecting my husband to return home.
Since my husband started his new hours, he's been getting home at approximately the same time every day. Our dog has become used this, and now every single day, between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm, she is extra sensitive to sounds.
Is mine the only dog that knows how to tell the time? Are your pet's meal schedules on an internal clock? Tell me!
Today, my third novel, Love and Deceit, is FREE to download on Amazon!
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If you don't yet have your eBook copy, today's the perfect day to grab it!
As you all very likely know, today was the solar eclipse. As a person that has very little forethought for things like this, I waited until the last minute before preparing for the event. My husband had created the cool tube chip container viewers on Saturday, and I made the cereal box viewers this morning.
I invited my mom to join us, and as soon as the eclipse started, we walked the half block to the nearby park/field and hunkered down. They aren't in the photos, but there were a bunch of other families that had gathered on the field to watch, as well.
My kids were interested for a short while, but soon became more entertained by running and wrestling on the grass (it's the only green grass for miles, as the summer sun has dried everything up).
Below, are some of the photos that I took today.
I hope you all were able to get a glimpse (safely)! Happy Monday!
Almost every weekend, Hubby, the kids, and I go grocery shopping. It's a bit of a gong show trying to take four young children to the store every week, but even with their constant whining and begging for every bit of junk food they see, we've made it a bit of a weekend tradition. This weekend was no different.
As many of my followers will by now know, I recently discovered that I'm allergic to gluten. Making the adjustments for a household with five gluten eating people, and one gluten-free person has had its challenges (and several cross-contamination issues), but I believe that we've handled it well. I've spent so much time making sure that the ingredients that I buy are gluten-free, and I've done quite a bit of smelling of my husband's delicious-looking gluten-filled food ("Can I smell that?"), but I haven't truly considered that this is a change for life.
While I was walking through the grocery store's junk food aisles this weekend, I looked at the many treats that lined the shelves, and suddenly realized that there were several of my favourites that I will never be able to eat again. I'd known for about eight or nine months that I couldn't eat gluten, but it had never occurred to me that I would never again eat a Ferrero Rocher (my favourite chocolates). I could never again eat my kids' leftover grilled cheese sandwiches, waffles, or half-eaten Kit Kat bars.
My reaction to gluten is severe enough that even an antihistamine doesn't "fix" the pain, so until there is a cure for allergies, I won't ever have some of my favourite treats. I have, however, found some lovely--and delicious--options.
I realize that this is hardly an important issue, and likely irksome for many, but it's become a reality for the Champagne family, and I felt like sharing.
I'm working on some other posts that are soon to come. I've been absent for a little while, due to summer trips and finishing Book 8, but I promise to post more frequently from now on!
Happy Sunday, everyone!
My name is Cheri. I'm a historical romance author, wife, and stay-at-home mom of four young children.