Friday, July 25, 2014


By: E. Lockhart
Published By: Allen & Unwin ( Aust) 
Releases : 1st August 2014
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 226 pages


Blurb: Goodreads

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense that will leave you reeling.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

'We Were Liars is heartbreaking, witty, beautiful and disturbing. E. Lockhart's best book to date.' JUSTINE LARBALESTIER

'A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies. Sad, wonderful, and real.' SCOTT WESTERFELD

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This is going to be a short review because I simply CAN NOT SPOIL anything.

I will say the back blurb was absolutely correct. I WAS LEFT REELING and I will add I had a ridiculous cry too. 

I C.R.I.E.D.

I am not sobbing anymore, but tears stream from my eyes without cease.

You know something is coming, but this book is written in such a way that I had all these theories bobbling about in my head. You can't help but try to figure out what is going on. You look for things, but at the same time, E. Lockhart writes in such a way that she is hiding those things, until she is ready to knock you off your perch.

Sometimes I was wondering where everything was heading and I can see how this book won't be everybody's cup of tea, because she writes in a unique way. 

I personally got it. I think it added to the whole feel of her story telling. 

I thought it was very creative, inventive and if you look carefully enough and listen to her words as they enter your head you will actually see what she is doing.

Cady is quite a clever character. Aaand I need to sshhush up now!

Sometimes I thought the characters spoke in a way that sounded almost English/British. Maybe it was me?

This book has garnered on Goodreads alone, over 25,000 ratings since its original release in May 2014. Australia's release date is August 1st 2014 with Allen & Unwin. I think we get the better title font which is more fitting to the story line.

This book is mysterious, intriguing, sometimes you are doing a bit of WT, but you gotta keep reading. E. Lockhart has a beautiful style about her writing. It really is a very different read, when it hits you... my god it hits you!!!

I felt like I was Cadence. I was as lost a she was. Together we wanted answers and together we were finding those answers. I forgot who I was when I was reading. I became Cadence.

I have had a little trouble all day settling down since I finished it this morning. It is indeedy haunting, disturbing, secretive and clever.

A very clever and memorable read.

"The universe is seemingly really huge right now," he told me. "I need something to hold on to."

Be prepared to have your breath knocked out of you.


Thursday, July 24, 2014


Re-release blitz for Surrender To Me
 by Monica James July 24 & 25


Ava Thompson left her one true love, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. It was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.

Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her … Singapore.

And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her … Harper.

Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. She is stronger and determined to accomplish her dreams in order to find happiness. Hopefully, at the end of it all, she will return into the loving arms of Jasper White.

Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost.

Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. However, what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White.

But does Jasper feel the same?

Goodreads link:

Author Bio

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two.

She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.

She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.


He inches his face towards mine, and I too edge forward, so not in control of my actions right now, because kissing him is the only thing I can think of. But then I remember he’s drunk, and this kiss will be meaningless in the morning.

Pulling back and shaking my head, in hopes of knocking some sense into my lust-filled brain, I whisper, “You’re drunk, Jasper.”

Jasper smiles, but it’s a sad smile.

His eyes focus on mine as he confesses, “I’m drunk on you. You’re my poison, Ava, and I don’t know how to stop consuming you.”

A breath catches in my throat as words that should be interpreted harshly, aren’t at all perceived that way. I don’t know how to reply, so I don’t. I close my eyes and take five steadying breaths.


Reopening my eyes, I see that I’m alone.

Peering up at Jasper’s house, I witness him turning back towards my car from his front door. The porch light reflects off his beautiful face, and his expression is mirroring mine. And that expression is one I have been trying so hard to keep at bay, but sadly have been failing at.

That expression is one of submission and surrender.

We both surrender.

And that fact scares the living shit out of me.

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Other Books By Monica James

I Surrender (I surrender Book 1)


Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.
It took one life shattering moment for her to realize her ex-boyfriend is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava, as her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, he will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous, which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. Yet, she is finding resisting Jasper—with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes—harder than she ever imagined. That’s because Jasper knows what he wants … and he wants her.

Can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? What happens if love isn’t enough?





Something Like Normal 


Mia Lee has a secret…

A secret she’s kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her.

An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run—a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive.

Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she’s never had, and she’s determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future.

Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life. A life that includes finding her mother, who abandoned her at age three. But what she finds, is four people, who will change her life forever.

Yet no one can outrun their past…

Especially one filled with bitter memories, which refuse to remain hidden.







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Title: Twisted Luck (Run of Luck, #1)

Author: Julie Solorio

Publication Date: July 24, 2014




I’m Kaitlyn. 

In my life, rarely are there dull moments. I seem to land myself in these…situations a lot. I am 25, and in college (yes, still!). I have just met the most gorgeous guy, Cole, in my math class. The only problem is that he is a little guarded. Just when I start to make progress with him, my crazy elderly neighbor Marge disappears after visiting some questionable dating sites. Who the hell has even heard of! 

Anyway, since my best friend and roommate Hailey and I have kind of adopted Marge, we join forces with her grandson Matt to help find her. Cole even decides to join in the hunt! Along the way, we cross paths with Ben - a creeper who might also be really dangerous. 

Will I be able to keep us safe and out of trouble, find Marge, and land the guy? Or will my Twisted Luck screw everything up?


Who runs over a bird? They have wings! They fly! Why didn’t you fly, you stupid bird! Maybe he couldn’t fly. No, that’s not right, he was flying just seconds before his untimely death. I don’t know what to make of this, but Hailey still has wide eyes, and she hasn’t spoken.

 “Hails? You okay? That wasn’t your fault, you know. That was just…just crazy weird. I don’t know what it was, but it definitely was not your fault. You’re okay, right?”

 It’s quiet for a couple minutes and then she says quietly, “I have a dark aura.” 

About the Author


I am a mother, a wife, a substitute teacher and now a writer! I love to read and write. I discovered the world of indie books about a year and a half ago. Since then I have read over 200 books. I got in to following book blogs for recommendations and found Love Between The Sheets. They were looking for reviewers so I applied and I've been writing for those wonderful ladies since. I started my own book, Twisted Luck, somewhere along the way and I'm so excited to publish it later this year!!


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Sunday, July 20, 2014


By: Abbi Glines 
Published By : Simon & Schuster
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from Publisher for honest review, 267 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up ...and much, much more. Cage York has a free ride to college for baseball - or he did, until he got in trouble for drink-driving. Now he has to give in to his coach's demands and spend his summer baling hay. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows. Oh and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he's ever seen. Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbour, had been the centre of those goals. He'd been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she'd received the phone call from Josh's mother saying he'd been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva's carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible. Now she has to deal with the arrogant Cage York and his irritating smile. But as the summer bailing hay rolls by, Cage and Eva learn that what they want (and need) may be something they never saw coming.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I am zooming through this series, like only an addict can.

Cage, you smexi lad, you are playing farm hand, due to the coach sending you off to pay for your DUI offence by working your ass off on Eva’s, daddy’s farm. He can't afford to stuff this up, if he does he will say bye bye to his scholarship.

Eva has lost the love of her life.

Enter Cage.

Humma! Humma!

Cage knows how to get the ladies. He likes more than one at a time. He's used to giving his noodle a good work out. Now his eyes have settled on Eva.

Can she change his man whoring ways?

Well, of course, it’s an Abbi G book, the guy always gets the gal in the end.

But! Not without some Abbi G drama along the way.

Cage York is a changed man, will everybody else let him forget his past womanizing ways?

Can Eva put up with the skanky chickies who push their way into his arms?

I did enjoy listening to Cage’s inner monologue when he saw the chick he had previously porked set her sights on him and he knew, he was showing Eva, what his past persona was all about.

Eva was a brave girl for accepting that Cage could switch from man whore to monogamy in one summer.

I really liked Cage in this installment, I got to learn a little about why he was the way he was.

The smexi is PHWOOAAAARRR!!

Lets face it. Cage has had a lot of practice in the ways of pleasuring a female. He certainly brought his A game. I see reviewers calling this YA genre, but I think I would pop it into New Adult. The descriptive for the nuddy scenes is pretty darn hot to trot for a YA read, me thinks.

Crikey, when I look at this USA cover I get a whole new appreciation for Cage. Yum!

Another purely-hot-lad enjoyable read. We know the guy will get the gal, we just want to read how he gets there.

I am ready for Preston’s book, Just For Now. I must admit I don’t think a lot of Preston at the moment, but I am sure that will change.



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Title: Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, #5)

Author: Lili St. Germain

Publication Date: July 20, 2014

Genre: Dark Romance



Every day for six years, I used to pray that I would find my way back to the boy I loved. Until finally, one day, I did. But that’s the funny thing about life. Nothing good ever lasts, not for me, anyway. You think you’re the one with the power, at least I did, but then I got careless. One tiny mistake, and now I am powerless to stop what comes next. People think money equals power, but all the money in my bank account, the dirty notes laundered clean that my father left for me, are useless.

Money does not equal power. Power is held by the one with the knife in his hand, tracing shallow cuts into your skin. Power is held by the one who owns you. I had power once. Now, I have nothing.


“I’ve got a surprise for you today,” Dornan says throatily, his mouth quirked into a dark smile, a smile that feeds off my suffering. A smile marked with my blood, his full lips coated in a red sheen. Surprises are bad. I don’t like his surprises. They always hurt me, make me bleed. I don’t even know if I’ve got any blood left in me to bleed for him. I cry softly as I remember the last words he spoke to me, in his office before he pressed the rag to my face and held it there until the noxious fumes in the material stole my consciousness. “I know you think this is going to be bad,” he had said, his grip against my face almost enough to break my jaw. “But however bad you think this is going to be? It’s going to be so. Much. Worse.” **UNEDITED AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE**


Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1)

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Six Brothers (Gypsy Brothers, #2)

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Five Miles (Gypsy Brothers, #3)

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Four Score, Gypsy Brothers, #4)

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Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, #5)

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Coming Soon!
6 & 7

Two Roads (Gypsy Brothers, #6)

One Love (Gypsy Brothers, #7)

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About the Author


Lili writes dark erotica and NA. Her debut serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the remaining books in the series to release in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband, good coffee, hanging at the beach and running. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014





Who hasn't heard of the Fever series?

Who hasn't heard of Jericho Barrons?

If the answer is yes, (* gasp *  shock horror ) you need to be reading this posting, then hit your library up or your Kindle.

They are all adult reads.

I was introduced to the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning by a friend and author, Lisa Sanchez back in 2010. I started reading in September 2010. I had the first three books ready to go, one after the other I read them like a bullet. I read the 4th one on Kindle as it was such a long wait to get the paperback. Sometimes with this series the publisher releases the hardback first, then like four months later you can get the paperback.

For those of you who haven't started, or have not finished this series, you really do need to. I have put more readers than I can count, onto this series around the world. I love to preach about it. 

It is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Oh the discussions that were flying about cyberspace before Shadowfever was released. I absolutely adore this series and my mixed lot of covers I have. I have some paperback and some hard back.

I love this cover gif for Shadowfever.

There are couple different sets of covers to this series, I just showed you the ones above. It is a highly popular urban fantasy/paranormal series. I really am a bit lost these days what is the difference between these two genres. I get Twilight was pure paranormal romance with Eddy being a vampire, but these days I do find it hard to separate these two genres sometimes. 

Dani O'Malley the Mega , went and got herself a spin off series and it is brilliant. Iced is available and Burned is coming January 2015. It's been a long wait, but it will be worth it.

I adored what KMM did with Dani in her spinoff book, Iced. She keeps her fourteen years old with Ryodan sitting back and waiting. I will admit my review for Iced took me four days to get right. I was consumed with this book. You can't jump to this spinoff series, you need to read Fever series first. 

My review, KMM actually posted it on her facebook page at the time. I have received over 3700 views of it.

Iced review HERE

There is a most brilliant smexi scene that KMM popped as a separate read on her web page  for the Fever series. Once you have read the first five books, read it, it will actually make you think of Jericho a little differently.

I will say no more. Goodreads JZB Sex Scene. You can read it online , I think over at Karen Marie Moning's web page. I think that is where I read it at the time. Not sure if it is still about, this scene. Holy mac and cheese it was worth a read, though.

You can catch KMM putting up lots of teasers and bits and pieces from all her books on her facebook page. I often lurk and stalk her page.

Jericho Barrons is a most brilliant male lead, then you have V'Lane who is... well, I can't say. This series is a most amazing page turner. 

Just think if you haven't started it, you can binge to your hearts content.

I love all the characters they are so well written and the plot is thick and rich. 

This is quite a good fan made trailer. It showcases Mac and Barrons, and V'Lane. 

I can not explain how much I recommend the Fever series and spinoff series. KMM is brilliant at deception with her writing. I really enjoyed Darkfever # 1, but I think she got better and better as she wrote the series. She has the best visuals as you read. I saw all the books like movies playing out on the streets of Dublin.

Pay attention to all the detail, it ALWAYS means something. That is my tip.



LETTING GO by Molly McAdams

On-sale 11/4/2014

When Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen, they believed they’d be together forever. They never dreamed that three days before their wedding, twenty-year-old Ben would suddenly die from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. Grey would have spent the next two years simply going through the motions if it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger. He’s the only one who understands her pain ... the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered.

While everyone else worries over Grey’s fragility, Jagger is the only one who sees her strength, and vows to always be there for her-even if it’s only as her best friend. As much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. But when Grey finds out that Jagger has loved her since before he even knew what love was, it might prove to be too much for her to handle.

Grey soon realizes their chemistry is undeniable, and they learn that admitting their feelings for each other means they’ve got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted . . . or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?

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Friday, July 18, 2014








It's time for this weeks Friday Giveaways

So, today's Friday Giveaways has 2 prints up for grabs.

These are signed prints not books.

Prize 1 :

Signed cover print by Bella Jewel
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Prize 2 :

Signed cover print by Kirsty Dallas
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You can find all Bella's books and some reviews here on

You can find all Kirsty's books and some reviews on

If you haven't picked up either of these authors books, chuck them onto your tbr piles.

I have read both Bella Jewel and Kirsty Dallas's books and highly recommend them.


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Ok, so it is totally fair for everyone. I have been checking winners to see if they are GFC followers with the name listed on the entry, which I can see on rafflecopter.

If you aren't on there, please pop yourself on. From now on, to keep it all fair, I will be a NERD ALERT and be checking entries closely.

These are signed giveaways that I have paid for to be printed off and I pay for postage all over the world, and I traveled for the weekend at a cost to see the authors and they also paid for some of the swag and took the time to sign it and give it to me.

So, I think it is fair if you give me a GFC name and I can't see it on my list, then I will re draw a winner and same goes for the other entry requirements that I made mandatory.

You can check to see if you are following Novels On The Run by clicking on the little double blue squares in the top right corner of the 'Please Join US ' thingy on the right side bar column on my blog near top of my page. It then lets you click 'more' and you can then start clicking 'next' and find yourselves.

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By: Abbi Glines
Published By : Simon & Schuster
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 290 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

In my debut novel, Breathe, Sadie may have fallen in love with the teen rock star, Jax Stone, but readers fell head over heels for Marcus Hardy. This is his story…

Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol' dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she's sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage York.

Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there. 

Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out.... there’s no other choice.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I really liked Marcus in Breathe, book # 1 in the Sea Breeze series. He doesn’t disappoint in this installment.

Marcus Hardy is simply a really nice, handsome, smexi lad. He is very caring, we learnt that from Breathe. He also falls hard and fast for a girl. He wasn’t successful in Breathe, there was a rock star he couldn’t compete with, but now, he is in a league of his own.

The day he opens the door and finds a gorgeous red head, is the day he falls hard and fast, again. This time, it’s a keeper. It’s not all smooth sailing, Abbi will NEVER give you smooth sailing, that would be boring.

Low is a great character. She has lost a lot in her life. Cage is trying to make up for that, in his own way. He is always there for her.

“Come here.” Cage pulled me against him, and the familiar smell calmed me. “I noticed they were gone this morning. I’m not leaving you. Do you hear me? I. Am. Not. Leaving. You.”

Enter Cage. Cage, I have to admit, I felt rather awkward with this guys ability to be a man whore, yet express his wishes to marry Low, in the future. It was kind of ridiculous. He was always there for Low, he was her best friend, he understood her, he would swoop in and save her, but then pop back out to resume his man whore activities for the night.


A little bizzarro, but at the same time, different. Now if he didn’t say he was going to marry Low one day, then I could accept best-friend-who-likes-to-bang-the-chicks-every-night-of-the-week, scenario. But he wanted to marry her one day, and Low knew it, but he would screw anything that had great tits and was up to his specifications.

It was a tad awkward sometimes reading Cage coming home smelling of whiskey and sex, then turning into this bed buddy who wanted to spoon.

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Low is very casual about Cage’s extra curricular activities. She just shrugs it off. 

She has this whole, 'meh' attitude towards Cages sexual shenanigans. 
The little twist I did see through, but, that is ok. It was pretty easy to put two and two together.

Abbi sure knows how to make things difficult for two peeps who are in luurrvve with each other.

Larissa was a gorgeous little addition to the story line. I loved her. I liked watching Cage with her, it gave me another side to Cage.

Amanda seemed a lot stronger character in Breathe, that was my initial impression of her, then in this installment... not so much.

I’m looking forward to While It Lasts as it is Cage’s book. I want to see if he can redeem himself in my eyes. I know he loves Low, and literally will stop his man whoring... in the middle of man whoring, to go to her when she calls. Low is top priority.

But can Abbi win me over with him?

Well, I know she will. I am rather eager to start his book. Mind you I think I would want to get his pecker checked out before...

Dang! I love the USA covers for this series. I am so glad I don't judge a book by its cover. I think our Aussie covers need a darn good makeover, that's just my personal opinion.


Thursday, July 17, 2014


Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him.
I crave war more than peace, and I'm about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra...that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself.

But the only person able to do my best friends sister, Mo Abandanato, and she just ripped my heart out and asked me to hold it in my hands while she put bullets through it.

Im cursed so I did it.
I'm numb so I held it.
I'm wicked so I liked it.
I used the pain Mo caused as a catalyst to turn into my biggest nightmare--the five families greatest enemy. It's my turn to take a stand, knowing full well I'm going to lose my mind to the madness that is the American Mafia. I've always been told Blood is thicker than life. I wish I would have listened. Because regardless of who you love? You will betray. You will kill.
Blood Always Wins.
The only way out is death...yours.

Welcome to the Dark Side of the Family

AUGUST 11, 2014

About Rachel Van Dyken: 

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at