ARC Reviews

15/07/2020

Do Not Disturb, by Kristine Dugger. Contemporary Romance Release & Excerpt.


Title: Do Not Disturb
Author: Kristine Dugger
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2020
Cover Designer: Dani Julian
Cover Model: Shane MacKinnon
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
One look. One drink. A friendly conversation between two strangers.
A divorced mother of two. A younger man married to his job.
A chance meeting at the airport.
What are the odds of them sharing a plane together?
Quite slim.
Fate had another plan for them.
All it took was one more look and their lives were changed without them knowing about it.
A weekend of fun turns into something more than just…
Leave a sign on the door, DO NOT DISTURB.


After checking into the hotel, I decided to go all out for this weekend. My friends will be in tomorrow for the wedding. Tonight, I have the penthouse suite all to myself. Well, not myself. I walk toward Lennox, he was waiting in the bar area. That rugged smirk appears across his face. I approach him, “I’m on the very top floor. 1305. Let’s go.”
I grab his hand and lead him to the elevator. When we get into the elevator, I pounce on him causing him to startle back. Our lips interlock. Our tongues start dancing. My hand reaches down to his belt buckle, I start to fiddle with it. He pulls away. My teeth clench down on his bottom lip. “Fuck, woman. Anxious much?” he groans, as I release his lip. 
I purr, “You’re all my tonight. So be ready?”
“Well, okay then,” he smirks. 
The elevator door opens up and we walk down the long, dim-light hallaway. It was like a scene from a music video. While holding his hand, I lead him down the orangish-red carpet to my room at the end. It’s been too damn long since I have been with a man. Jonathon was my last. After the divorce, my focus with my children and career. Tonight is going to be different. My focus is getting fucked while fucking his brain out. All this built up tension is about to unleash on this poor pup. Jonathon might have been the last man I fucked but that doesn’t mean I’m not shy when exploring more. I’m going to make Lennox my bitch tonight. I love that he is on board. Men, they truly think with their second head. 
We make it to the door. While I fiddle with my phone to get the room barcode to open the door, he wraps his strong arm around me and squeezes me, bringing me close to his body. His breath hits my neck causing my body to shiver. Then hello lips, he nibbles my neck. Goodness, I need the code asap. Finally, the barcode appears in my wallet and I open the door. Both of us dragging our luggage, we stumble into the suite. He releases me from his hold. I turn around, pushing my luggage to the floor. He stands just a few feet from the doorway. I demand, “Close the door. But first put up the sign that says ‘Do Not Disturb’.”
1: Do Not Disturb – Halestorm
2: The Sex is Good - Saving Abel
3: My Song for You – Shooter Jennings
4: Love is Hell - Theory of a Deadmen
5: Hero – Skillet
6: Familiar Taste of Poison – Halestorm
7: Comin in Hot – Hollywood Undead
8: The Dance – Garth Brooks
9: Is This Love - Whitesnake
10: I Do – Paul Brandt
11: Alone – Heart
12: Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Kristine Dugger is a thirty-something mom and wife who enjoys writing romance novels. Kristine resides in the suburb of Omaha, NE (Papillon, NE) where she enjoys spending time with her two amazing girls and wonderful husband playing sports. When Kristine is not writing and has spare time you will find her in the gym or outside doing some sort of exercise.
Before entertaining her dream of becoming a writer, Kristine earned her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While Kristine loved her job as a Dietitian, she enjoys writing so much more. 
Kristine loves connecting with her readers to talk books and life. You can follow Kristine in the following places.


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World of Azglen (Full Moon of Charley Rabbit) by P. Mattern. Paranormal Romance Release.


Title: World of Azglen:
 The Full Moon of Charley Rabbit
Author: P. Mattern



AMAZON BESTSELLING SERIES! Charley Rabbit is a mentally disabled young man who lives quietly with his widowed mother Mitzi in the American Midwest-but not for long! Charley develops a rapid intellectual growth spurt after being bitten by a vampire. Fressenda and her fraternal twin brothers Cass and Lux take an interest in Charley and Mitzi and become part of their extended family, but Mitzi is wary and senses that the changes in Charley may be part of something mysterious, dark, and sinister.







Amazon #1 and Top 100 Bestselling and Award Winning author P. Mattern wrote stories to entertain classmates in elementary school and won awards for fiction and poetry while attending college. After being laid off from her professional job in Mental Health, she began writing down all the stories she'd been carrying around in her head and had made outlines for in earnest.

Inspired by Anne Rice and her handicapped son, World of Azglen was born. About a widow and her adult handicapped son who becomes brainy and strong after being bitten by a vampire, it became the first installment of the #1 Amazon bestselling Full Moon Series! Soon her children, J.C. Estall and Marcus Mattern, joined her in writing the Full Moon Series, Amazon Bestselling Andy of the Damned, Strident House, #1 Bestseller Shock of Night, Forest of Bleeding Trees and many others. This family writing dynasty is currently working on Book Seven of the Full Moon Series, a dystopian novel, Andy of the Damned Book Two, and finishing the last installment of Vampire Princess (the Arctic Circle Series).

P. Mattern is a member of Thriller Writers Association. Her work has appeared in numerous ezines and anthologies; (Girls Rock Horror Harder, The Animal Horror Collection, Painted Mayhem Horror Anthology, Mystical Magical, Erotic Exotic Paranormal, and Santa's Naughty List.

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The Tea Planter's Club by Ann Bennett. Historical Romance Release & Excerpt.


Title: The Tea Planter's Club
Author: Ann Bennett
Genre: Historical Fiction/Historical Romance
Release Date: July 15, 2020
Cover Design: Cover Kitchen
From award-winning author Ann Bennett, comes a heart-breaking story of love and loss set in World War 2 Burma. In 1980, Edith Mayhew, proprietor of the Tea Planter’s Club in Calcutta, is preparing to sell up after years of decline. She thinks back to 1942 when her sister Betty vanished having fled over the mountains from Burma to Assam to escape the Japanese invasion. Whilst packing, Edith comes across some letters which may hold clues to Betty’s mysterious disappearance.
The discovery propels Edith on an epic journey to Assam, where she is forced to face devastating secrets of love and betrayal from the war years.


"Edith looked again at Betty’s photograph; at her smile, her dancing eyes, and felt that familiar pang of guilt she always got when looking at that picture. ‘I’m so sorry, Betty. I let you down. I know that and I regret it deeply,’ she whispered, but no amount of apology could wipe away the guilt of decades, or the nagging feeling that perhaps the true reason Betty hadn’t returned was because she’d known all along about Edith’s betrayal."

Ann Bennett was born in a small village in Northamptonshire and now lives in Surrey. Her first book, A Daughter's Quest, originally published as Bamboo Heart, was inspired by her father’s experience as a prisoner of war on the Thai-Burma Railway. The Planter's Wife (originally published as Bamboo Island) A Daughter's Promise and The Homecoming, (formerly Bamboo Road) are also about WW2 in South East Asia. The Tea Planter’s Club was inspired by a recent trip to India and further research into WW2 in Burma. Ann is married with three grown up sons and works as a lawyer. For more details please visit www.bambooheart.co.uk

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