About the Author
About 10 days ago I was contacted by Sherri Rosen on Twitter. I made a tweet looking for indie authors who would like to connect with me. I thought I could help with some questions they might have, or would like to work with me on creating a review of their book(s). Here’s the tweet.
— Mary Madalene (@MaryMarblesBlog) September 18, 2018
Sherri sent me a tweet asking if I would review Chasing Rainbows NYC for Eve Wing. I was happy to help out. Sherri sent me a pdf of the book to base my review on. As always my opinions are my own.
I have to be honest here. It took me awhile to get into the book. The first chapter seemed very fast paced. We find out that Ariella was murdered as she went for her morning run. When I read chapters two through four I had to go back and re-read them since I got lost with where the plot was going. The time-line seemed a bit off, until the light came on upstairs and I did get the idea that the beginning of chapter 2 was going back in time to tell you the history of Ariella.
Ariella is a writer. She is working on writing a novel. She’s smart, but I think she also carries her heart on her sleeve and attaches herself to someone too quickly. She seems like an middle age lady since the men that she has been with have had children and one even has grandchildren.
I do have a problem with two men she ‘dates’ . Jesse and Gael. I’m going to say it, they’re assholes. Jesse is only wanting to have a good time in the sack; cheat on his wife, and has to be the center of attention. Plus the money that Ariella passes along to Gael should’ve been stopped or not given to him at all. He’s a little green eyed monster in my books.
I don’t want to give to much away and spoil everything for you, but we do have to learn about Ariella’s past before we can find out who the murderer is.
This was a slow read for me. I would love to find out more about Eve Wing. I’m sorry that I can’t connect you with any links for her, but I can connect you with Sherri Rosen- Publicist.
Website : Www.SherriRosen.Com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/blazingredhead77
This is Eve Wing’s writing debut with her new book Chasing Rainbows, NYC, Published by Strategic Book
Publishing and Rights Agency LLC. Eve lives in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. For many years she was an artist manager and booked many an entertainer at The Apollo and traveled with her musicians all over the world. She is available for interviews and appreciates positive book reviews and hopes you enjoy this delightful, mysterious, sexy book.
(Fire’s Edge #1)
Published by: Entangled: Amara
Publication date: September 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Finn Conleth leads his team of enforcer dragon shifters with an iron fist and a cold heart. Every dragon seeks his destined mate, but the process to turn the woman he once thought was his killed her and devastated him. He will never risk his heart again. His team is his family now. When his body eventually gives out, he’ll leave, living his last days alone.
Delaney Hamilton moved across the country to escape the freak fires that plague her. But when another suspicious fire erupts and rapidly escalates around her, her hopes for a new life go up in smoke. She has no choice but to turn to the mysterious men who come to her aid.
Finn knows the fire is dragon-caused, which puts Delaney’s problems directly in his jurisdiction. No matter how her wounded grey eyes call to every part of him, he refuses to risk her life in the mating process.
Until another dragon threatens to claim Delaney for his own, and Finn has to sacrifice everything to keep her alive…
No way was she misinterpreting the need reflecting back at her.
Say it, she silently urged. Too proud to beg out loud. Do something.
“What do you want, Finn?” she repeated.
He tipped his head down, though his gaze remained on her, but the light in those blue depths shifted, turning from banked need, held ruthlessly in check, to a possessiveness that drew her body into aching awareness.
He pulled lightly on her wrist, drawing her across what had been an impassable chasm of space, until she was flush against his hard body. His other hand came under the fall of her hair to rest against her neck.
She didn’t look away, not even as he lowered his head, his movement agonizingly slow. His mouth only a whisper from hers, he stopped.
“You,” he said. “I want you.”
Finally. She had no idea if she closed the distanced between their lips or if he did. She only knew that she was getting exactly what she wanted.
Sensation forced her eyes closed as the heat of him seeped into her skin, her body flushing with it, swamping her senses. Their tongues tangled, his mouth hard and urgent against hers, like he couldn’t get enough, like he needed to possess her. The speed of her body’s reaction was so fast, so immediate, that she went dizzy with the need, like looking over the edge of a terrifying drop.
She was too out of her element, too out of control, but she didn’t want to stop. She wanted more.
He released her wrist, wrapping his arm around her waist, her softness yielding to his hard body as he held her closer. At the same time, he loosened his grip on her neck, brushing over the sensitive skin at her nape with his fingers.
Shards of electricity zapped from that simple touch directly to her core, which throbbed in response. At the same time, warmth from that touch spread through her on a wave of a feeling akin to total acceptance. Like this was where she was supposed to be. A low moan dragged from her mouth as he lifted her, just enough that it put him in complete control. He slipped a thigh between her legs, then pressed her down.
Delaney leaned into him, her body softening into his, attuned to what his wicked hands and lips were doing to her even as her heart beat fast has hummingbird’s wings just to be in his arms. She arched into him, moving against him with a moan.
His hand slid under her shirt and he brushed against the sensitive flesh at her waist, his skin warm against hers. Which only made her want more skin.
With eager hands, she tugged at his black t-shirt, breaking their kisses only long enough to pull it over his head. Then she allowed her hands to roam, to feel the rigid strength in his body, loving the heat of him, the bourbon and Coke smell of him.
A shudder shook his body. “I want you.” He paused, then said something else under his breath. Something like, “More than I should let myself.” But then his lips were back on hers, addling her senses and taking over her mind.
A bellow rent the air and jerked Delaney out of the oblivion of pleasure where she floated. She snapped her head up, breaking the kiss to listen. Another sound that she could only classify as a roar broke the stillness.
“What was that?” she asked. Fear, rather than need, had her heart tripping over itself inside her chest. “It sounds like a…wounded animal.”
Finn gave a low rumble that sounded more like a warning growl than anything a human would make, and her heart slammed into high gear. Slowly, dread pulling at her, she turned her head to look directly at him.
To encounter eyes ablaze. Not figuratively. Literally ablaze. Blue flames consumed his irises.
What the hell? Panic spiked inside her, and her breath came out in short, sharp bursts, speeding up as she absorbed what she was seeing.
Adrenaline joined the fear and she shoved his chest. Hard.
She must’ve surprised him, because Finn released her, stumbling back a few paces. She managed to keep her feet under her, then scrambled back, trying not to trip over any rocks in her path.
He held up his hands. “Delaney, don’t—”
She did the only thing she could. She ran.
Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.
No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.
Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the pen name Kadie Scott. (http://kadie-scott.com)
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1.Heat butter and milk over low on stovetop until butter has melted. Cool to lukewarm.
2.In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and beat in the egg yolk. Blend in the cooled milk mixture.
3.Sift in the flour, salt and sugar. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
4.Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
5. The next day, blend together walnuts, cinnamon, sugar, dates and milk for the filling in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until mixture thickens. Let cool.
6. Beat egg whites until stiff and slowly add in the 1 cup of sugar. Fold into the cooled walnut mixture.
7. Divide dough into two equal pieces and dust each with flour. Roll out (one at a time) to make an 18-inch circle.
8. Pour half of the walnut filling onto the dough and spread out over the dough and roll up jelly-roll fashion.
9. Carefully place into a bundt pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
10. Repeat with the second half and carefully place that half on the other side of the pan, overlapping the first half.
11. Place on stovetop and let rise for 30 minutes while preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
12. Bake for 45 minutes.
13. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then invert to a cake plate. Drizzle with a vanilla glaze. Serve fresh for best results or reheat slices in microwave for 30 seconds prior to serving to retain moistness.
Makes 8-10 servings.
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