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Halloween books * Trick or Treat



The Valdier, Sarafin, and Curizan Lords had children who just cannot stop getting into trouble! There is nothing as cute or funny as magical, shapeshifting kids, and nothing as heartwarming as family.

During one of her many excursions exploring the palace, Cara Truman discovers a vast underground chamber that would make a perfect Haunted House adventure for the babies.

The fun kicks into high gear when the men discover what Cara has been up to and decide to test the playground first!

Discover what happens when another Earth holiday is unveiled with the help from a couple of mischievous Goddesses, the symbiots, and the dragonlings!

Brimming with internationally acclaimed S.E. Smith’s signature humor, vivid scenes, and beloved characters, this book is sure to be another fan favorite!

Now including a bonus short story! A Dragonling’s Day at the Beach.

The Dragonlings, Roam, Alice, and their families are off to the beach celebrating the last days of summer, sea, and surf. The barbeque is ready, the umbrellas are up, now we just need you to come and join the fun!

Editorial Reviews


What readers are saying about the Dragonlings adventures.

  • “What a wonderful Halloween Treat! A short story that is not short on entertainment. If you love this series you will love this holiday novella.”
  • “This was a fun filled romp that will have you smiling, chuckling and yearning for the next full book in this wonderful series.”
  • “A Dragonlings Treat With A Few Fun Tricks! Love it!”
  • “This story is so much fun! And it is a satisfying opportunity to catch up with some of my favorite characters. The women are at their mischievous best. The children’s antics are as entertaining as ever.”
  • “What a starsGreat Fun to read!!! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the dragonlings first Christmas!”
  • “When you start reading S. E. Smith’s books and series, you will wish that you were there and a mate to one of the aliens who are featured in all of her books and series and I’m telling you that I have read more than 40,000 books in my life so far and I know that I will never stop reading about these wonderful and amazing creations that this particular author has come up with!”
  • “You will find yourself laughing! Made me love reading these works of art in written word and I find myself curled up in my favorite chair reading about these amazing people and waiting with bated breath for the next installment to each series of books!”
  • “I absolutely recommend that everyone who loves reading, should absolutely get every one of SE.E. Smith’s books and you will find yourself reading about these wonderful creations over and over again!!!”
  • “This was the 5th time for me and I know that I will go back and start with the 1st one to read them all over again!!! Happy Reading to all of you who will get out there and purchase all of the books that are written by S. E. Smith.”
  • “Had fun reading this. You will never regret or forget reading these wonderful books that will make you laugh and love reading!!!”
  • “Oh my gosh, how I love the dragonling’s books. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at the antics the human’s mates get into and how they deal with the creations of their mates.”
  • “S.E. Smith has created such a wonderful Universe in these books and although life is still happening, it’s always fun to see what fun they all get into along the way.”
  • “The humor is fantastic!! I can’t wait to read about the dragonlings as they get older and the chaos they reign upon their parents.”
Posted in Recommended by lisa, Review

Book Review * Unleashed by Diana Palmer



She vowed to never trust another man…until she met him. 

A passionate new Long, Tall Texans romance from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer 

Clancey Lang knows how to run. She’s been doing it since the day she fled her abusive home to save her and her younger brother’s lives. That was the same day she decided to never let herself depend on anyone else. Especially men. Though she’s tempted—mighty tempted—to put her faith in her boss, ruggedly handsome Texas Ranger Colter Banks. If only he would look her way…

For far too long, Colter has been distracting himself with women he knows will never fully satisfy him. But there’s something about his pretty assistant, Clancey, that he simply can’t resist. Something slowly but surely drawing every ounce of his attention. But is he falling for a woman who’ll never let herself be caught?

Book Review : Net Galley book – Long Tall Texas #49. 

Reading this author’s book you know what you are getting. A hot romance between a sweet but strong women falling for  a tough alpha Texas male that wants her but is fitting his feeling. This is a classic book that is always a pleasure to read and another great addition to this series.  Lisa 

Posted in Library Loans, Recommended by lisa, Review

At the Library

Tesday post : I am working at the library today and sharing my borrowed book. If you are on a book budget this is a great way to supplement your reading. Lisa.


Irresistible desire and thrilling suspense combine in this electrifying new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands.

For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn’t seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a suspected rogue immortal, he knows that she will be the greatest adventure of his eternal life.

He expects her to be surprised, confused, even overwhelmed. What he doesn’t expect is that Pet has a secret history of her own. There’s no mistaking the mind-blowing, mutual pleasure they share. But as Pet struggles to protect her nephew from a danger lurking too close to home, Santo realizes there’s another threat to her safety—him. And claiming their passionate future will be impossible until he leaves his past behind, forever…

Book Review:

Book price ( 6.99) release 4/29

With my library card I had to get on a wait list but it goes pretty fast. My rule as I wait I try not to read anything about the book before I get the book.

This is a long time favourite series of mine but I think the story is now getting kind of old (29th book) and heavy . By adding Dexter,rouge’s and Margarite is not helping the story and getting away from the story we love. Glad I read the book and also glad I didn’t buy it at that price.

Read it if a fan of the series. Lisa

Posted in recipe and a cozy mystery, Recommended by lisa, Sunday Net Galley Pick

Book Review * Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches


Daisy’s Tea Garden in Pennsylvania’s Amish country is known for its elegant  finger foods—but now owner Daisy Swanson has to finger a killer . . .

Restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, is about to visit Daisy’s Tea Garden, and Daisy and Aunt Iris are simmering with anxiety. A bad word from the culinary curmudgeon could really hurt their business, but Daisy tries to stay confident. After all, how can he resist her cucumber sandwiches with pimento spread—not to mention the cheesy cauliflower soup and strawberry walnut salad?

Schumaker takes a to-go order when the afternoon tea service is done, which Daisy hopes is a good sign. But when he perishes from a seizure, it looks like his food was dosed with something deadly. Considering a threat that recently appeared on his blog—and whispers of scandal in his past—Daisy has quite an assortment of suspects to sift through . . .

Net Galley Early Review :  ( Coming May 28th) 

We are back to the Tea Garden for book 3 in this series. And Daisy has another mystery to solve as the famous food critic gets murdered  after eating her sandwiches. But with lots of suspects  she has her job cut out. 

Another cute cozy mystery with great characters in a fun setting. And I just love Daisy . Always a joy to return to the Tea Garden.  Lisa



Recipe; cucumbersandwiches-5c39236c4cedfd0001e672a0


  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pkged Cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • White Bread/ Crust removed
  • lemon pepper
  1. Place cucumber slices between 2 paper towels set in a colander. Allow liquid to drain, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion salt, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on one side of each bread slice.
  4. Divide cucumber slices over half of the bread slices; sprinkle lemon pepper on cucumber.
  5. Stack the other half of the bread slices with spread sides down over the cucumber slices to make sandwiches.


Posted in Now Avaiable, Recommended by lisa, Uncategorized

Live * AF MC OHIO book #1


Title: AF MC Ohio (Book One)

Author: Esther E. Schmidt

Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt

Model: Bjoern Blomquist

Photographer: PKG Photography

Release Day: 03/26/2019

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One incident after another has shaken Ransom’s life to its foundations. Yet when he returns home and faces his neighbor—with whom he had a soul scorching one-night stand—everything suddenly slides into place.

Hedwig wasn’t expecting the news she received after an intense one-night stand with the rough, tattooed biker from next door. Months later she finally gets the chance to share her news and once again, she didn’t expect what she gets in return.

Will this couple face their future together and grow stronger as each day passes? Or will danger spark in their direction, risking their future and every life involved.

***When you’ve been riding a dark road, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But when you do? You ride full throttle until you’ve claimed what’s rightfully yours. Jump into the lives of Ransom and Hedwig, book one in the AF MC Ohio duet.***


AF MC Ohio (Book Two)

Release Day: April 2, 2019

Pre-order links:

When you’ve been living a shiny life, one might think you have it all. But when you’re ready to trade everything you’ve worked for to save the life of a woman, you become aware life has been nothing but mediocre. Jump into the lives of Casey and Wendy, the final book in the AF MC Ohio duet.

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AF MC Ohio – Book One

AF MC Ohio – Book Two

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Friday Spotlight *Texas Maverick

Happy  Friday !   And today’s Spotlight is on  Texas  Maverick  with Sable Hunter  and  Ryan  O Leary ! 



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Texas Maverick (Texas Heroes)

Maverick Cross is a Texas hero, not the flashy kind, he’s a war veteran who served his country overseas and now serves it at home as an Austin firefighter. To look at him, and women love to look, he’s a ripped athlete who takes care of himself and has it all together.
Only his next door neighbor knows the truth; Maverick suffers from PTSD.
Everly Winterfell is almost invisible, blending into the crowd is fine by her. She’s a hero too, not the kind who wears a cape, but the kind who isn’t afraid to dig for the truth and expose it for all to see. Everly’s alter ego is Eve Winters, an award winning journalist who doesn’t seek the limelight, she’s content with writing stories that change people’s lives without drawing any attention to herself.
Nothing much escapes Everly, she has a talent for seeing beneath the surface, reading people for who they really are. From her vantage point in Apartment #701, she has learned that the occupant in #702 is lonely. He has a habit of pushing people away before they can get too close, especially women. Maverick can offer a woman great sex, Everly can vouch for that fact. The walls are thin between #701 and #702 and many nights she has lain there wishing she was on the receiving end of his attention. He’s intrigued by his odd little neighbor, who seems to want to be his wingman and he has no idea that her ulterior motive is to be his friend. After some negotiations, they strike a deal – she’ll find him women who know the score, who won’t expect more than he can give, and in return he’ll see if he can advise her on how to attract a man for herself. To facilitate their odd arrangement, they install a chalkboard on the narrow wall separating their front doors, leaving messages about their shared adventures.
The more time they spend together, the less important finding dates for the other becomes. Everly and Maverick discover they share a chemistry that’s off the charts, they can’t keep their hands off one another. There’s only one problem – Maverick has no idea Everly is his secret obsession, Eve Winters. Sometimes what we need is right in front of our face. Sometimes what we’re looking for is right next door…

Texas Heroes Series
Texas Wildfire
Texas C.H.A.O.S.
Texas Stand Off
Texas Lone Star
Texas Maverick
Because I Said So


About Sable Hunter

Sable Hunter is a New York Times, USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 books in 9 series. She writes sexy contemporary stories full of emotion and suspense. Her focus is mainly cowboy and novels set in Louisiana with a hint of the supernatural. Her aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and swoon. If she can wring those emotions from a reader, she has done her job. Welcome to her world of magic, alpha heroes, sexy cowboys and hot, steamy to-die-for sex. Step into the shoes of her heroines and escape to places where right prevails, love conquers all and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.

Thanks for being part of my Friday Spotlight series : Lisa 

Posted in Author Spotlight, Recommended by lisa

Mardi Gras Friday * Lynn Shurr

Welcome to my Friday Mardi Gras  Mambo ! Every Friday until March  5th I am  Spotlighting an author and her Mardi Gras book : 

Today’s Author : Lynn Shurr 



Once a librarian, now a writer of romance, Lynn Shurr grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country. She attended a state college and earned a very impractical B.A. in English Literature. Her first job out of school really was working as a cashier in a burger joint. Moving from one humble job to another, she traveled to North Carolina, then Germany, then California where she buckled down and studied for an M.A. in Librarianship.

New degree in hand, she found her first reference job in the Heart of Cajun Country, Lafayette, Louisiana. For her, the old saying, “Once you’ve tasted bayou water, you will always stay here” came true. She raised three children not far from the Bayou Teche and lives there still with her astronomer husband and two big-boned, orange cats named Jake and Elwood.

When not writing, Lynn likes to paint, to cheer for the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers, and take long road trips nearly anywhere. Her love of the bayou country, its history and customs, often shows in the background for her books.

You may contact Lynn at or visit her



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Seeking to escape the memory of her husband’s tragic death, Laura Dickinson leaves the North and takes a job as a librarian in the small town of Chapelle, Louisiana. She soon meets Robert LeBlanc. Owner of Chateau Camille and single father to a little girl badly in need of a mother, Robert sees everything through the lens of the past and local custom. Strongly attracted to him, Laura scoffs at the old tales. In tiny Chapelle, however, history is very much alive, but mad women and disturbed children are no longer locked in attics.

Forced to face her feelings for Robert on Mardi Gras day, Laura unwittingly unleashes a series of events that lead to fire and bloodshed. Will their fledgling relationship survive?


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Anything can happen on a Mardi Gras day in the countryside. Fleeing an obsessive boyfriend, Suzanne Hudson arrives in tiny Port Jefferson, Louisiana, to inventory the antiques of an antebellum home. Full of moonlight and magnolia dreams, she soon finds her job boring and the master of the manor, George St. Julien, dull and awkward. Everything changes during the Mardi Gras ride when Suzanne is playfully abducted by a masked man on a white horse and the famous Magnolia Hill silver disappears shortly thereafter.

Determined to discover the romantic rider’s identity and solve the mystery of the lost silver, Suzanne unearths small town secrets that might be better left alone and finds her life in jeopardy. Will her masked rider come to her rescue?

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Keep Me Going : An Office Romance

Free to borrow with  Kindle Unlimited ! Grab this one : 


Seattle meant safety. A new start for me and my little girl.
I didn’t anticipate falling for a new guy.
Especially not my boss.

It was the dream job – in a city miles from my jerk of an ex.
I just wanted to get on and work, make a fresh start.

But Alex is the kind of guy you can feel in a room.
Perfect body, dark tousled hair just begging for my fingers to entwine in the curls.
Sultry blue eyes that send electric shocks to my core.

Nah-ah. We’re not going there, girl.
I’ve got baggage – the perfect kid… and her abusive dad.
I don’t need the complications of an office romance.

But… what if this man is my future?
When things get tough he picks me up.

When the calls start, and danger stalks me, will his love keep me going?

Good Reads Link : 

Check out this book on Goodreads: Keep Me Going : An Office Romance

From Mia Ford it’s an office romance with heart. When a boss finds his one a single Mom working for his ad company. Read my full review at the link. Lisa

Posted in kindle unlimited, Recommended by lisa

Deliciously Mated

From my kindle list : from 2015  – is book 1 of this great series : Don’t miss out you can barrow in kindle unlimited the box set. Lisa amazon link



Don’t miss the prequel to Deliciously Mated, A Mate’s Wish, available now!

As head chef for Lake Haven Lodge, Eagan Masters spends his days cooking warm and hearty meals for his clan and their guests. His nights however, are spent in his cabin, cold and lonely. There’s no mating for the big cats. He’s accepted it, but no amount of time in the kitchen can keep his heart from craving someone to call his own. When food and other supplies go missing from the lodge, he sets out to reveal the thief. But without a scent to track, he begins to wonder if Lake Haven has a ghost.

Clara Destacio is a ghost. Not literally, but if you count the way she can sneak into houses, get what she needs, and leave without a trace, she might as well be invisible. Years ago, a tragedy left her seeking solitude. Exchanging her friends, family, and cushy lifestyle for the quiet simplicity of a rough camp in the woods has helped her deal with what happened. But surviving sweltering summers and frigid winters in the Ouachitas means she has to take what she needs from those who have too much.

Clara finds Lake Haven’s lodge and the abundance it offers, and realizes she’s stumbled onto a gold mine. But when someone starts leaving her food so she won’t have to steal, the guilt she’s been running from catches up with her.

***Book 1 of the Ouachita Mountain Shifters series, which is a spin-off of the Dirt Track Dogs series. To experience more of these characters, read the prequel, A Mate’s Wish, or the Dirt Track Dogs books.
***Contains adult language and explicit sex scenes. Intended for mature audiences only.

Dirt Track Dogs

  • Racing the Alpha
  • Racing the Beast
  • Racing Home
  • Racing Hard
  • Racing Destiny
  • Home for the Holidays
Ouachita Mountain Shifters
  • A Mate’s Wish (Holiday-prequel)
  • Deliciously Mated
  • Ouachita Mated
  • Merrily Mated
  • Secretly Mated
  • Shadow Mated
  • Brother Bear Mated
  • Bouncer Bear Mated
  • Sunshine Mated


Good Reads Review link: 


Check out this book on Goodreads: Deliciously Mated

From PJ Jameson the start of an amazing shifter series. Don’t miss the Dirt Dog series too. Lisa