Review – Beard Science (Winston Brothers #3) by Penny Reid @reidromance

Beard Science

by Penny Reid
Winston Brothers #3
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy


Beard Science.jpgMake a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.

And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So… what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?

Likely, the last thing you expect.

‘Beard Science’ is the third book in the Winston Brothers series, is a full-length romantic comedy novel, and can be read as a standalone.


She’s back. Boy, is she back.

If you are a fan of Penny Reid, and the Winston Boys, then you will no doubt have been waiting to read about Cletus and his famous sausage.  And I am absolutely delighted to report that I don’t think that you will be disappointed.  At all.


Have you ever read a book where you just couldn’t get enough of the story.  That you didn’t want to end?  That you wanted to be real, just so you could meet everyone?  This is one of those books.

Cletus and Jenn are written with unique voices which are very different to each other, but which also are very complementary.  This just clicks.  As a love story, as a couple, as a story about family, and it is a book that I have no doubt I will return to again and again.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.



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About the author

Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Review – Enchanted Desire by Paul Lonardo

Book & Author Details:

Enchanted Desire
Publication date: June 17th 2016
Genres: Erotica, Romance

enchanteddes_w10485_2_850I had my life all planned out…until I met him. Kenny Honana is sexy and alluring. Mysterious. I’d always been drawn to the Native American heritage, and now I found myself dream-deep in a supernatural tribal ritual. Little did I know, his vision quest would involve me in a sexual odyssey beyond my wildest dreams. But when the quest is over…what becomes of us?


If what you are looking for from an erotic novella is a slice of pure escapism, then this might be for you. However, I suspect that this little story will need you to completely suspend disbelief.

I think that this story suffers a little because of the length.  And there are a couple of bits that just didn’t work for me – the Christmas Present in the lounge for example.  But, I think that the biggest issue I have with this novella is that I just can’t tell whether or not this is supposed to be a tongue in cheek story, or whether it is supposed to be taken seriously. Either way, this flirts with some very cheesy narrative descriptions.

That’s not to say that it’s bad – it’s not.  It’s a fun, light read, that incorporates some unique perspectives.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.



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About the author

Paul earned an A.S. in mortuary science from Mt. Ida College and a English from the University of Rhode Island. He studied screenwriting and film production at Columbia College in Hollywood, CA.

He has had numerous short stories published. His first novel, The Apostate, was published by Barclay Books, LLC in 2001. A second novel, Monstrosity, was scheduled for release in 2002, also from Barclay, before the publisher became defunct.

Paul has since shifted his focus onto non-fiction projects. Most recently, Life, with Cancer: The Lauren Terrazzano Story (HCI Books, October, 2012). This biography, co-authored with Frank Terrazzano (Lauren’s father) tells a tragic but inspiring story of an award-winning social journalist who was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 36 and began writing about her experiences with the disease in a weekly Newsday column, titled, “Life, with Cancer”

Caught In The Act, A family’s Fight to Save their Daughter from a Serial Killer, (Berkley Books, 2011) is a true crime book collaboration with Jeannie McDonough, the mother of a 15-year old who was attacked by a knife-wielding serial killer who entered their home in the middle of the night. Miraculously, Jeannie and her husband managed to subdue the intruder, who was arrested and later found to be responsible for two murders and another attack on a woman who survived her injuries.

From the Ashes, a book collaboration published in January 2010, describes the experiences of Gina Russo, who survived the Station Fire, a disaster that claimed a hundred lives at a West Warwick, RI nightclub on February 20, 2003. Paul assisted Gina Russo in writing this book about her survival from the fire and her long road to recovery as she came to terms with her injuries and the loss of her fiance.

From the Ashes is the source of a web series and documentary film project, THE STATION, with a release date beginning in February 2013, the ten year anniversary of the fire. Paul wrote the treatment for the project and helped in the production of THE STATION

November 2009 saw the publication of Strike IX, a chronicle of the plight of the 1999 Providence College Friars baseball team, which played out their last championship season after the school terminated the sport in order to conform to gender equity standards, as dictated by the TITLE IX federal sex discrimination law.

Paul is busy working on a new true crime book collaboration with Scott Hornoff, a former Warwick, RI police detective who was falsely imprisoned. He began serving a life sentence for a murder he did not commit, then after spending six and a half years behind bars, the real killer came forward and confessed.

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New Release & #giveaway – The Destined by E J Mellow @ej_mellow @xpressotours


Book & Author Details:

The Destined by E.J. Mellow
(Dreamland #3)
Publication date: October 17th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult


I searched for you in the stars tonight.
But I found none
that burned as bright as you.

—Part of a letter from Dev to Molly

With the loss of Terra’s greatest weapon, the war against darkness escalates rapidly, and time is on no one’s side. While Dev struggles to keep his home and hope alive, Molly and Rae find themselves forced to confront a desperately kept secret and quickly learn that a life-altering sacrifice is the asking price to restore order.

Nightmares, betrayal, the fate of two worlds, and one man’s hunger for vengeance lead Molly down a twisted and dark path she fears she might never come back from. Cornered into making a heart-wrenching decision, Molly teeters between deliverance and damnation. Who is worth saving most—a nation or the one she loves?

From Award Winning author, E.J. Mellow, comes the breathtaking conclusion of The Dreamland Series. A story that will take you on a spine-tingling and gripping ride through self-sacrifice, the true power of love, and the importance of friendship.


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About the author

EJMellowE.J. Mellow is the Award Winning author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

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