Monday, September 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review: True Love Lost - Morgan Kelley Blog Tour

Today on the blog we have a review of Morgan Kelley's True Love Lost, book three in her FBI Romance series. 

Callen Whitefox has a new lease on life. The choice to join the FBI was an easy one, and he has no plans on looking back. After all, he wanted off the Rez and into the world his brother now calls home. With the prospects of a new career and a chance at love, he is on cloud nine. Once could say invincible.

Then comes death.

On his first day back from Quantico, he takes an assignment with the unique Desdemona Adare. It’s supposed to be an easy job. Go in, assess the situation and keep an eye on the new ME as she starts processing the crime scene.

The killer has other plans. Someone believes that the men in town need to die, and the killer is doing a damn fine job at leaving a trail of bodies. Each victim missing one part, and then left discarded. Callen Whitefox gets his wish of working side by side with his family, and the distracting Doctor Adare. Soon he sees that things are rarely what they appear to be, and it becomes a race to survive the snowy town and a killer that needs ‘just one more piece’… 

And now the review, written by Carla Rogers*

This book begins with the reintroduction of our favorite three characters - Elizabeth, Ethan and a returning Callen. He’s been away at the FBI getting certified to be Liaison to the Native American Community.

In the last Books, Sacred Burial Grounds, we get an inkling that Callen is already in love with Elizabeth, but because of his betrayal, he’s terrified to cross a line.

In comes Desdemona Adare, as the FBI West Medical Examiner. She’s not your average ME. Morgan Kelley made her a little ‘Abby’ from NCIS and a little ‘Temperance Brennan’ from Bones (in my opinion). She’s awkward and a little gothy all rolled into one. She immediately has a connection with Callen, and he does with her.

The only problem for them is, all through the book you get this sense that she’s just not the woman for him and as you’re reading you want to keep warning both of them that they shouldn’t be together! (Read the letter from the author at the end of the book!)

I won’t tell you what happens at the end, because it will ABSOLUTELY ruin it, but I will tell you that the killer is a homicidal lunatic and Elizabeth once again takes care of business when her family is threatened.

It’s a fast paced book with one hell of a twist at the end that will make you sit there and shout ‘OMG!’ as you hit the last few pages. I never saw it coming and loved every second of it! It makes me think the author is a little sick and twisted herself!

Morgan Kelley doesn’t disappoint with the killer, the romance, the family connection or the emotions in this book. This book is going to leave you hooked. It made me immediately download the next one in the series and start reading it. I was up until three a.m. on a work night and paid dearly for it the next day, but it was so worth it!

True Love Lost is a really solid, fun, and enjoyable book that keeps you wanting more. By the third book in the series, sometimes the author starts to get weak with the action, romance and writing. Not this one.

Trust me, the sex is spectacular, the twists and turns unpredictable, and the storyline is excellent.

Morgan Kelley is one of my new favorite authors.

Morgan Kelley lives in the beautiful Pocono Mountains with her husband and two children. After attending college at Penn State University and studying Criminal Justice, Morgan knew here only true passion in life would be murder and books. She put them both together and began her career as a writer. Other than books and writing, you can find Morgan hanging out in her garden and digging in the dirt.

Her other works include: The Junction, Serial Sins, The Killing Times (book 1), Sacred Burial Grounds (book 2), True Love Lost (book 3), Deep Dark Mire (book 4), Fire Burns hot (book 5) The Blood Betrayal, The Blood Redemption, The Blood Vengeance, and The Blood Retribution.
The FBI Series

Darkness Of Truth (6) Out summer of 2013
Home Sweet Evil (7) Out for Halloween 2013 
Please feel free to visit Morgan at her website:, drop her an email at, or pop into her blog at

*This review was written by a third party and in no way reflects the opinions of the blogger.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's A Party!

Today is the day! The Iron Locket is officially out in the world, making its debut! There are two ways you can grab a copy. First, sign up for the giveaway below. And if that doesn't work out, there are links below that to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Enjoy!

If you're on Facebook, head on over and join the launch party for some extra prizes! 

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Yurtcation, a new friend, and a launch

Hello fellow readers, writers, and other humanoids! I know, I've cut back on blogs a lot in the past couple months. While they're fun to write most of the time, I found myself spending too much time figuring out what to do for the blog and not enough time focusing on the writing, which is what I really need to be doing. Fear not, I will still be posting here, just not nearly at the same frequency. So what's in store for today? A little glimpse into the past, present, and future!

The Past
A couple weeks ago, I took a mini writing vacation to get The Iron Locket finished. I like taking a couple mini vacations a year. Getting away from it all helps me clear my head, destress, and come back a little less crazy. Just a little. When I was deciding where to go this time, I stumbled across a cute little place a couple hours away.

Have you ever been in a yurt? It's a tent, a very big, very stable tent that isn't likely to blow away in a strong wind. This one was gorgeous. The inside was HUGE, bigger than many apartments I've seen. It had a separate bathroom and master bedroom, and it had this adorable loft where you could look out through the glass dome at the top to see the stars. The loft was a little scary since you had to go up this really steep ladder to get to it, but I'm sure kids would love it.

This was a wonderful getaway. It's really close to the owners' house, but Michelle and her father George are super helpful. They leave local coffee in the fridge and organic local chocolate on the table for you. During the summer when the garden is in full bloom, you can pick from the garden and gather eggs from the chicken coop. If you have kids, this place is ideal. Not only is it set up for them, but Michelle has children of her own so there is a playground and other fun toys to use. Fancy a walk? The famed Ithaca Gorges are just down back through the woods (follow the fox).

The Present
In awesome news, I have a new friend. His name is Mr Hugo Cadberry I of the Egghollow Cadberries. He comes from a very long and distinguished line of Cadberry bunnies and is a big sweetheart to boot.
The Future

And now for the big news! The Iron Locket is almost ready and is out for ARC reviews right now! On April 18th, we'll celebrate its release with a fun all-day event, The Iron Locket Launch Party! There will be trivia, sneak peeks, and lots and lots of prizes! There will be jewelry, books, gift cards, and much more! The main giveaway will be available here on the blog, but most of the smaller prizes will be awarded through Facebook. Head on over and sign up for the launch party to get in on the fun!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Strong Heroines in YA

 I initially wrote this post ages ago right before TSKOA released for another website. They never published it, so I've reclaimed it. Enjoy!

When you think of YA heroines, who pops to mind? Bella Swan? Katniss Everdeen?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Outlining from a Supremo Pantser

Today's post comes from Shah Wharton, author of The Supes Series: Finding Esta. Take it away, Shah!

Hello all, and thank you, Samantha, for having me here with you today.

A few years ago, when I only wrote for myself, I found a site called In case you don’t already know, it’s writing forum, and where I first shared my words. It’s also where I cut my ‘story-writing’ teeth. Prior to this, I’d only ever written poetry, so writing stories was new to me. Getting any kind of feedback was so liberating, I became a little addicted. I enjoyed how much I learned from the feedback.