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Forrest Winters isn’t just a federal fire marshal; he’s a thorn in Ranger Sierra Betts’s side. The way he swings his big axe, fixes her with his chameleon gray eyes, and talks about his jurisdiction has a way of breaking her concentration. He has a way of showing up everywhere he doesn’t belong, including Greenbrier Ranger Station. And he really needs to quit stealing her bacon bites.

When a series of suspicious fires, an underhanded co-worker, and a cagey Parks Police Chief threaten her job and the park itself, Sierra grudgingly agrees to partner with Forrest. Their side investigation may be her best shot at preventing the framing of an innocent man. But can his firefighting expertise and her detective skills lead them to the real arsonist before Forrest breaks her with his charm?

‘Forrest for the Trees’ is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone and is book #1 in the Green Valley Heroes series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe

Forrest for the Trees by Kilby Blades

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



PUBLICATION DATE: September 28, 2021



This is definitely my favourite books of the year!
I loved the characters!
I loved the writing style of Kilby Blades.
This was the first book I’ve read from her and it certainly won’t be my last!
What a wonderful story and an absolutely great start to a series!
I hope Kilby Blades continues to write with SmartyPants Romance because she friggn nailed it!

I loved the mystery of who was setting the fires, the “good ol’ boy” politics and how an African-American woman had to navigate through ALL the blocks that were set up against her.

But, the chemistry and bantering between Forrest and Sierra was wonderfully, so wonderfully written and engaging, I couldn’t put this book down until the absolute end.
I love the enemies-to-lovers trope, it’s one of my favourites and Ms. Blades brought these characters full-circle to the absolute best ending.



I can’t wait to read more from this author and I can’t wait to read the next installment in the series!

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Excerpt

“Do you walk around with bacon in your pocket or something?” Sierra asked.

Forrest gave Everest a final rub and rose to his feet. “I reckon it’s just good, old-fashioned Southern charm.”

Reaching toward his face, he pushed up the temple of his sunglasses until they sat on top of his head. Forrest looked down at her, smirk on his face, as usual, having his fun. Only, for Sierra, there was nothing fun about the heat that rose to her ears every time his gaze set on her, clouding her thinking with his smoky eyes.

Forrest’s eyes weren’t just gray, and they weren’t “just eyes.” His gaze was penetrating and clear, with dark lashes that matched his dark hair. His irises were never the same, though whatever their hue at any given moment, a dark charcoal ring that looked like drawn pencil outlined the lighter color, adding intensity. Today they shone brightly—the color of wet shale—a stark difference from the last time she’d seen him. They’d turned dark, like slate, when he’d talked about the fires. There was something wondrous, and magical, and devastating about watching the way they changed.

“What are you doing in my neck of the woods?”

Forrest chuckled and crossed his arms. “Your woods again, huh?”

Sierra mirrored his posture. “‘Neck of the woods’ is a Southernism. I know how y’all like your sayings.”

He laughed again, his voice rich and deep—another thing about him she had the bad habit of replaying in her mind.

“Better than a pig likes slop.” Forrest’s eyes twinkled.

It made Sierra grateful for her own sunglasses—windows to her soul, and all. She didn’t want to think what Forrest might notice if he really saw her then. He would never stop gloating if he knew of her susceptibility to his allure.

“You never said what you were doing here,” she pointed out.

“Following up on some potential fire hazards. Just being vigilant. You know how it is …”

Sierra nodded. “I do.”

“I was just down at the ranger station …” he began haltingly. “I wanted to thank you for what you left me—you know, my fire marshal snacks.”

Sierra bit her lip against her own smile. “You liked that, huh?”

“Not just me. The guys thought it was pretty funny.”

“You told me you could read, so I figured …” She trailed off innocently, and shrugged.

After their last conversation and his repeated, willful ignorance of her Tupperware marked specifically as being “Ranger Snacks,” she’d brought in a smaller Tupperware labeled “Fire Marshal Snacks.”

“Sad thing is, a different fire marshal must’ve beat me to it,” he continued. “Imagine my disappointment when I opened the container and it was empty.”

“Oh, no!” She feigned shock. “What did you do?”

“Picked up the phone and called Ed Ellis. Asked him to put out an APB to track down whoever had my bites.”

“Then you helped yourself to the ranger bites, I’m guessing.”

He made a production out of looking distraught. “They’re not as good as fire marshal bites, but I had no choice.”

He didn’t take his gaze off of her. When heat rose again in her ears, she knew she had to go. Plus, if she didn’t get moving, she really would be late.

“Nice to see you, Marshal Winters.”

His smirk melted into a half-smile. “Always a pleasure, Ranger Betts.”

About Kilby Blades

Kilby Blades is a USA Today Bestselling author of Romance and Women’s Fiction. Her debut novel, Snapdragon, was a HOLT Medallion finalist, a Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, and an IPPY Award medalist. Kilby was honored with an RSJ Emma Award for Best Debut Author in 2018, and has been lauded by critics for “easing feminism and equality into her novels” (IndieReader) and “writing characters who complement each other like a fine wine does a good meal” (Publisher’s Weekly).

During her career as a digital marketing executive, she moonlighted as a journalist, freelanced as a food, wine and travel writer and lived it up as an entertainment columnist. She has lived in five countries, visited more than twenty-five, and spends part of her year in her happy place in the Andes Mountains. Kilby is a feminist, an oenophile, a cinephile, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story. Follow her everywhere @kilbyblades.

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Review: Sunlight (Blood Magic, #4) by L.H. Cosway

Synopsis

Tegan is learning that it’s not all fun and games being in a relationship with the most powerful vampire in the city. For one thing, there seems to be a catastrophe around every corner, and for another, how can a relationship between a half-witch and an immortal actually work?

Fearing Ethan’s transformation, Finn has decided to escape the city with his friends in tow. Unfortunately, a magical barrier has been erected preventing anyone from leaving. Along the way he makes the acquaintance of a half-elf named Alora, who has just escaped her warlock kidnapper. Finn takes Alora under his wing and finds that his feelings for Tegan are fading as a new love blossoms.

In anticipation of Theodore’s next move, the group cast their prejudices aside and join forces one last time. They know that if the city is to have any chance of surviving, they must put an end to the sorcerer once and for all.

Sunlight is book #4 in L.H. Cosway’s Blood Magic Series. A previous unedited version of this story was published under the title Tegan’s Power.

Sunlight by L.H. Cosway

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“5- It’s the attraction of the soul that links two people together- Stars!”



Sunlight is the final book in the Blood Magic tetralogy.
What a wonderful conclusion to this well-written, well-developed, and well-executed series!

I loved how Ethan and Tegan’s relationship has developed.
I love that they’re now free to love and be who they were meant to be with one another.

And even with so much power at hand, Ethan’s only want – his only need is to be Tegan’s.
Tegan is also learning to control and tap into her power, and with the introduction of her grandfather, The Sorceror Roman and the proposal he offers her she could have it all…after they’ve defeated Theodore.

Once again L.H. Cosway has taken her readers on an amazing journey of adventure and love with unique, interesting, likable characters who you are cheering for right up until the very end.

I loved this series and I especially liked the twist at the end of this book that almost had me throwing my tablet across the room.
Well played L.H!

This was a wonderful story and a great series!

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If opposites do actually attract, then Gunnar Erickson and Frankie Reeves take the cake.

Frankie Reeves is complicated, even though she won’t admit it. She fills her days working as an ER nurse, taking care of her mom, and searching for the father she never knew. Anything else has no place in her perfectly compartmentalized, purposefully simple life. Attachments? No thank you. She has no time for that.

Gunnar Erickson recently moved to Green Valley to train at Viking MMA with his brother Cage. Being the youngest of the Erickson clan, he’s always felt like he has something to prove, and now that he’s finished with college, it’s his time to shine. But before he can step into the ring, a freak accident sends him to the ER and into the care of one Frankie Reeves.

While he’s immediately smitten, she pretends to be unfazed by this six-foot-three, two hundred and thirty-pound beef cake. Gunnar sets out to prove to Frankie that, not only does she like him more than she wants to admit, but he’s not the uneducated, brute she assumes he is. To Frankie, he’s the worst kind of complication, but that doesn’t make it easy to stay away.

 

‘Beef Cake’ is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #4 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

 

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I LOVED this book!
The story was engaging.
The writing fantastic.
The characters were interesting and likable.
I was cheering for Gunnar and Frankie right from the start!
Gunnar was perfect!
I love that he didn’t give up on Frankie.
That he was patient, kind, understanding, and gave her the room she needed to sort things out for herself, and waited for her to reach out for him when she was ready.

Frankie was one complicated, layered character.
She was compassionate, loving (in her own way), and honorable with her drive to help and heal others of their wounds.
Her wounds, however, ran deep.
I loved her story.

Reading about her journey in learning to trust, love, and forgive was a beautiful thing.

This is one of my favorite books this year!

 

It can be read as a standalone, so don’t fret if you haven’t read any of the other stories in the series or in Penny Reid’s Universe.

Beautiful! ❤

 

 

 

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Together, they’ve written over twenty stories. Their first published book, Finding Focus, was released in November 2015. Since then, they’ve continued to write what they know–southern settings full of swoony heroes and strong heroines.

 

 

 

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Favourite Books of 2019 (part 3)

These are my favourite Paranormal, Fantasy and Sci-Fi books of 2019

 

 

Paranormal Romance and Sci Fi Reads of 2019

 

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Tarian Alpha (New Tarian Pride Book 1) by T.S. Joyce

 

 

Vermilion Lies (The Order of the Senary Book 3) by L.D. Rose

 

Raise the Dead (The Wraith Files Book 3) by C.C. Wood

 

In A Badger Way (The Honey Badger Chronicles Book 2) by Shelly Laurenston

 

American Witch by Thea Harrison

 

Archangel’s War ( A Guild Hunter Novel Book 12) by Nalini Singh

 

Protect The Prince ( A Crown of Shards Novel Book 2) by Jennifer Estep

 

The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga Book 1) by G.A. Aiken

 

Nighchaser by Amanda Bouchet

 

 

 

Favourite Books of 2019 (part 2)

 

Historical Romance and Suspense / Thriller Romance favourites of 2019

 

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The Governess (Wicked Wallflowers Book 3) by Christi Caldwell

 

The Bluestocking (Wicked Wallflowers Book 4) by Christi Caldwell

 

The Spitfire (Wicked Wallflowers Book 5) by Christi Caldwell

 

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A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh

 

You Will Suffer (The Agency Book 3) by Alexandra Ivy

 

Every Last Breath (Final Hour Book 1) by Juno Rushdan

 

Taken (Deep Ops) by Rebecca Zanetti

 

Nothing To Fear (Final Hour Book 2) by Juno Rushdan

 

I See You by Mary Burton

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Air Kiss by L.H. Cosway

 

Off the Air by L.H Cosway

 

Code Name: Sentinel by Sawyer Bennett

 

Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers Book 7) by Penny Reid

 

Code of Conduct (Cipher Security Book 1) by April White

 

Flawless by J.D. Hawkins

 

More Than Anything (The Broken Pieces Book 1) by Natasha Anders

 

Picture Perfect Summer (Kings of Castle Beach Book 3) by Marquita Valentine

 

Fluffy (The Do-Over Series Book 1) by Julia Kent

 

Perky (The Do-Over Series Book 2) by Julia Kent

 

Sticking To The Script (Cipher Office Book 2) by Stella Weaver

 

Motion: Identity Switch New Adult Romance (Hypothesis Series Book 4) by Penny Reid

 

Space: Second Chance New Adult Romance (Hypothesis Series Book 5) by Penny Reid

 

Time: Rockstar New Adult Romance (Hypothesis Book 6) by Penny Reid

 

The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

 

The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata

 

Work In Progress:  A Marriage of Convenience Romantic Comedy (Red Lipstick Coalition Book 3) by Staci Hart

 

Well Suited:  A Surprise Baby Romantic Comedy (Red Lipstick Coalition Book 4) by Staci Hart

 

Shelf Awareness (Green Valley Library Book 4) by Katie Ashley