ONCE UPON A GHOST – An Erin McCarthy Review


It’s time for Bailey Burke’s final mystery! After not only discovering that she can speak to ghosts, Bailey chases down the murder of her best friend Ryan, his girlfriend, and a potential serial killer. NOW just when she thinks life has settled down and she can get back to work on her design and staging business, the afterlife rises once more.

Her newest client is double-duty: not only is she supposed to re-do his bachelor pad, he’s also her latest spectral case. After discovering Cezar in his ghastly form, Bailey can’t lose him and she decides to accept her fate and help him figure out what happens. Was he in the mob? Sure. Is he irritating? To no end. But Bailey is as sweet as Irish cream and can’t leave him on his own.

Battling mobsters and sneaky sheriffs, Bailey’s ill equipped to handle these mysteries on her own. Hello Marner! Her sexy cop boyfriend is much more prevalent and swoon in the final Murder by Design novel! He’s caring, he’s protective, but can he handle Bailey’s ghostly secret? Find the killer, save the ghost, get the guy. All in a days work for this design diva!

36347557.jpgWith Bailey Burke’s design and staging business booming- it turns out tangling with a serial killer is the best advertising ever- she has no time to lament her lack of love life, or wonder where her dead friend Ryan’s ghost has gone. She hasn’t seen him in months, but when she finds a body in a home she’s been hired to stage she’s hounded by the dead man’s ghost.

Having been a medium before, this guy is by far the most irritating ghost she’s ever met, with his constant need to talk over her and flick pennies at her head. Without Ryan to guide her, she’s on her own to figure out what the dead man needs from her. On top of all that, cop Jake Marner is back in her life, ostensibly to protect her, but mostly to confuse her as to whether they are dating or not.

Before she can say “Put It Where?” Bailey finds herself immersed in mob dealings, the secret world of male-only sweat baths, and double dealings. When another body turns up, there is no doubt that she’s in over her head… again.







USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.
When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.



DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE – A Kendall Ryan Review


It’s here! The answers that Dirty Little Secret left us begging for!

Gavin’s got a secret so dark and deep that readers can’t be sure if he can be trusted. But Ryan delivers in perfect fashion as Gavin can’t earn back Emma’s trust with touches, he has to earn it back with words. Opening up layer by layer to reveal the dark wound that’s lain inside him for years. Emma earns her stripes as she doesn’t heel immediately to Gavin’s wishes. She has to let him in slowly. The physical aspect of their relationship came long before the emotional. And if Gavin is going to keep Emma for the long haul, he needs to show more than his cold calculated side.

Just as Emma begins to let her walls come down, a threat from the past comes for revenge. No spoilers here, but the sudden danger element alongside their conflicted relationship added a devious level of suspense. Will Emma survive attempts on her life alongside surviving a relationship with Gavin? There’s not a dull moment here when Emma has to fight for her life in more ways than she ever imagined.

As if the emotional turmoil between Gavin and Emma wasn’t tense enough: there’s the heartbreak of her choosing between him and his sweet brother Cooper. Sweet, sweet Cooper. Who by the end of DLP will leave you heartsick and desperate for his sorted tale and hopeful HEA.


Conflicted in the depth of her feelings for bad boy Gavin Kingsley, lonely librarian Emma Bell knows he’s all wrong for her—yet the heart wants what it wants.

But if she gives into his dark, erotic desires will she lose herself completely?

Passion, drama and suspense combine in the highly-anticipated conclusion to Emma Bell’s love affair with the alpha and enigmatic Kingsley brothers. Secrets will be exposed, sides will be chosen, and nothing will ever be the same.

This is book two in the series, following Dirty Little Secret.


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The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan…


She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET – A Kendall Ryan Review

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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