Category: This one’s a Keeper

FIRST Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Posted January 4, 2019 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

I’m doing a slightly different approach to the Blog About It Challenge over at Anna’s Herding Cats & Burning Soup.  The challenge is to make a monthly post about that month’s prompt… review, story, recipe, etc.  I decided on music.  Music feeds my soul just as much as reading does, but in a different way.  So… my response to January’s prompt of – FIRST is:



Tiger’s Claim by Celia Kyle

Posted November 28, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Jaguar shifter Stella Moore has one thing on her mind – to take down the anti-shifter organization that destroyed her family. Her plans are going perfectly until a sexy-as-sin stranger throws off her game and decides the only way they can both avoid getting caught is to claim her as his girlfriend. Wait! What? Now she has to fly to a tropical island and play along because the alternative is…deadly.

Most people know Cole Turner as an uber-wealthy playboy – not as a tiger shifter who’s part of a special ops team to protect his kind. Now his undercover mission has been compromised by a redheaded bombshell, and every animal instinct he has is screaming mate. To survive among so many enemies, they’ll have to keep up their romantic act, find their intel… and absolutely not fall in love along the way.

Titles in the Shifter Rogue series include:  Wolf’s Mate – Wolf’s Mate: Nine Month Mission (#1.5) – Tiger’s Claim – 

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Stacking the Shelves #4

Posted October 6, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 4 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  If you’d like to take part simply click on those links above or the graphic to discover what this fun event is all about.

Books Added to My Shelves This Week

So this week I discovered BookBub – well, I knew about it but this last weekend I went over to check it out, and guys, I am in so much financial troubles now! (giggles like a kid in a candy store).  I do love that so many authors will put their first book in a series up there (and other places) at no cost.  That lets me decide if I’m going to invest time and money in another series.  And let’s be real, I usually do.  But I have to be careful or my TBR is going to go from mountainous to a full mountain range.  Not even going to list those books ‘cos I went kinda crazy this first time.

I did pick up the newest Eve & Roarke in Leverage in Death

And RayAnne Thayne’s Season of Wonder

A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas by Maisey Yates

And, of course, Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis








Actually, I sorta behaved myself this week – if you don’t count the no cost ones.  🙂  Picked up a couple titles from NetGalley – and, of course, my Kindle Unlimited replacements, but those are usually short novellas that don’t take much time at all to read.

I probably won’t get off so easy next week because I’m on the search for Halloween themed books.

Hope you found some amazing reads this week!





Kiss of the Fallen by Kharma Kelley

Posted September 18, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Tristan Castilion, a celebrated Commander of the Vampire Royal Guard, just wanted to be left alone. He wanted nothing to do with the war brewing among all the supernaturals and had grown tired of fighting all these centuries. All of them were screwed up anyway; but who was he to judge who drinks blood and who eats souls?  

Sucked into one last mission from his vampire government, Tristan soon finds himself in the middle of a dark conspiracy within the vampire ranks and a half-naked demon chained to his bed. 

And not just any old demon… 
Zoe is a Black Blood Slayer—legendary demons bred to do one thing: kill vampires. A true ruler of the night, she’s forced to keep her lethal wiles at bay in order to uncover the truth, creating an unlikely partnership with Tristan. 

Her blood is spiked with a desire he longs to tame, but if he does, he could be six-feet under; this time forever. But with both of them on the run and all hell breaking loose, how can he be sure she wants him to love or to destroy?

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A Wolf Apart by Maria Vale

Posted August 8, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Can a human truly make room in her heart for the Wild?

Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to be what others expect of her. So in Elijah Sorensson she can see through the man of the world to a man who is passionate to the point of heartbreak. But something inside him is dying…

Elijah Sorensson has all kinds of outward success: bespoke suits, designer New York City apartment, women clamoring for his attention. Except Elijah despises the human life he’s forced to endure. He’s Alpha of his generation of the Great North Pack, and the wolf inside him will no longer be restrained…

Titles in The Legend Of All Wolves series include:  The Last Wolf – A Wolf Apart

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True Heart’s Desire by Caroline Fyffe

Posted June 25, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Since their father’s death summoned Lavinia Brinkman and her four sisters to Eden, Colorado, Lavinia has been content with her new life. Well, almost. Lavinia’s heart’s desire—creating the elaborate hats she loves—doesn’t belong in this small town. How can she choose between the life she has and the life she wants? Especially when she’s so utterly vexed by the handsome scoundrel who’s just arrived in Eden.

Rhett Laughlin intends to fulfill a dream and open a profitable restaurant in the growing town. Instead, he’s marched right into trouble with one of Eden’s most eligible bachelorettes. But as much as Lavinia Brinkman is making things difficult, Rhett can’t keep himself from thinking about her.

With every spirited encounter, the animosity between Rhett and Lavinia is starting to look a lot like attraction. And the town of Eden is about to discover what happens when these rivals find what truly lies in their hearts…

Titles in the Colorado Hearts series include:  Heart of Eden – True Heart’s Desire –

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Dragon Undercover by Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne

Posted June 25, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Dragon shifter and team lead for DSD—Dark Scales Division—Owen Ashton has never lost a case. 

When his sister’s murderer turns serial killer, he is determined to take the rogue dragon down, for good. His team tracks the murderer to a small town in Minnesota and Owen goes undercover to finally end Huff’s reign of terror. The last thing Owen expected was to discover his mate vacationing in the lake house next to his.

Nadia Hasting, along with her sister Sage, take the first vacation in years since their parents’ deaths. Visiting the lake house their family rented every year when they were children is exactly what they need for downtime before Sage heads to college. The hot neighbor is a bonus, but Nadia isn’t sure she’s ready to date. But the pull toward the sexy stranger proves too strong to ignore. 

When Sage goes missing, Nadia turns to Owen to rescue her sister from a mad man. 

But will Owen’s dragon scare her away from the one man that can save them all?

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Stacking the Shelves (#3)

Posted June 2, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 8 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  If you’d like to take part simply click on those links above or the graphic to discover what this fun meme is all about.

Gah!  I am so horrible at keeping up to date with this.  But… it’s a new month and a new weekly habit to make.

So, this past week (May 27 to June 2, 2018) I went on a bit of a book buying spree.  Okay, so maybe that’s every week, but this one was heavier than usual.

Because Amazon is shutting down the Kindle Worlds program. and there are many KW titles that fit in with series that I follow… well, I might have gone a bit crazy getting the ones that I simply “have” to have at my fingertips.  I know many authors will re-publish their stories with the new guidelines but it won’t be the same without that connection to series that I love.  I’m not even going to list them because frankly it’s embarrassing and to see them lined up will remind me that the book budget is going to be rather slim in June.  Oh, well.

I am staying away from the “Find Titles” tab on NetGalley right now because my June reading schedule is rather packed already.  It’s hard, it really is but I’m trying…. I’m picking up only the titles that I know will release within days (a week at the most, mainly Tule Publishing titles) because, again, I’m addicted to series.

Having said all that… I did pick up some been waiting for and must have author books this past week.  I see many long reading nights in my future… but I’m not complaining.  🙂

First off had to start Jill Shalvis’ new series Wildstone So I picked up:

Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis

And of course, once I started browsing Amazon I found other books that I just could not live without… no really, I needed these titles like I need air to breathe and coffee to drink.  Are you buying this?  Me either, I just wanted them.  🙂

And that wraps up this week’s buying spree for my Stacking the Shelves #3.  I shouldn’t but I know I probably will have more for next week’s post.  Guess we’ll find out.  Until then may all your stories have happy endings.



About that Kiss by Jill Shalvai

Sweet Sunrise by Kay Corral

Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster

Fade to Black by Heather Graham

Stay With Me by Kristen Proby

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts



Playing with Fire by Cynthia Eden

Posted June 1, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Cassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she’s determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He’s been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she’s been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only he remembered any of it. . .

Dante doesn’t know what Cassie’s story is. He almost doesn’t care. The minute he sees her, all he can think is mine. But there’s more to the pretty little doctor than meets the eye. And Dante isn’t the only one to notice. He can’t trust her, but he can’t stay away—and if he wants to learn her secrets, he’s going to have to fight like hell to keep them both alive. . 

Titles in the Phoenix Fire series include:  Burn for Me – Once Bitten, Twice Burned – Playing with Fire –

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The Big Alpha in Town by Eve Langlais; Milly Taiden; Kate Baxter

Posted May 15, 2018 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today’s hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!

Bearing His Name by Eve Langlais
Meeting his mate should have been cause for celebration. There’s just one teeny tiny problem. Jade thinks Ark might have impregnated her sister. He didn’t, but convincing Jade is going to take a bit of honey.

Owned by the Lion by Milly Taiden
Keir’s been told to stop playing the field and settle down—difficult advice for a hard and hot man with a lion’s heart to follow. But his sights have always been set on Ally. She’s his mate, plain and simple. With her sweet and delicious curves, she’s nothing but sugar and trouble all rolled into one. But he’s known her and sparred with her for years. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s going to take a whole new level of convincing that he’s the mate for her.

No Need Fur Love by Kate Baxter 
Moving with his pack to the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho has Owen Courtney a little on edge. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. But you know the saying about a werewolf walking into a bar…
Gorgeous wood nymph Mia Oliver is on a mission: Find a suitable male to get her good ‘n pregnant and provide her with an heir. But when Mia decides to pick up a gorgeous and oh-so willing werewolf at the bar, she realizes she might be in over her head. …

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