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Elton Hall Chronicles Series

You’ve gone to class with Violet, explored your options with Annabelle, and rode off into the sunset with Christie, but are you ready for all three of their stories in one amazing box set? The Elton Chronicles box set is available now on Amazon for only $.99 and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.

Book One: First Semester

Violet is just a freshman, off on her first adventure, when she meets a man she dubs her “hipster Hercules”. He’s tall, dark, handsome, British…and her professor. But the heart wants what it wants and her heart sure as hell wants Professor Bernelli. However, someone isn’t too keen on keeping the two secret lovers hidden from the watchful eye of the dean and before she knows it, Violet is forced to fight for her relationship…and her life.

Book Two: Second Snowfall

Annabelle is a relationship virgin. True love has been her dream all her life and when red hot firefighter Kingsley drops into her lap, she thinks she might have found the one. But her heart really longs for another man, one that she can never have. And when her picture perfect romance begins to crack, Annabelle is left to pick up the pieces…before it’s too late.

Book Three: Third Wheel

Christ has her life all planned out. First she’ll graduate college, then marry her childhood sweetheart, and live happily ever after in the traditional American Dream….the traditional, boring American Dream. Christie breaks all the rules and even meets a boy who sets her soul on fire. But life with street racer Shane has its dangers and she’s about to learn first hand that living on the edge isn’t easy.

  • Order First Semester in ebook or paperback HERE
  • Order Second Snowfall in ebook or paperback HERE
  • Order Third Wheel in ebook or paperback HERE

Or if you want to get the whole series in a neat, little package, you can preorder the boxset HERE now!


book review

Wildfire Hurricane

Wildfire Hurricane is the first book in the Ryder Boys series by Amelia James. Maybe it’s because I come from a firefighting family, but I went into this book pretty excited to see what James put together. Written in dual POV, it’s just spicy enough to satisfy, but not crass.


Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥♥

Overall Rating: 4.5/Glass Slippers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Simone and Dash go way back. They met as young teens and parted on bad terms. But, wouldn’t you guess it, they’re forced back together when Simone is hired as Dash’s new boss by the Emergency Management Service. Dash works as a forest fire fighter and, even though he spends his days running into the flames, he wants nothing more than to run far away from his feelings.

I’m glad that Simone is a strong woman in this book. She’s been dealt a bad hand in life and has worked hard to be the leader in a male-dominated field. Dash is throwing all sorts of accusations her way and, maybe it’s just me, I was on her side from their first reintroduction. She doesn’t take shit and she doesn’t need saving, something I truly appreciate.


There’s a lot of arguing in this piece. Lots and lots and lot of bickering that mirrors true life, but was a tad tiresome at time, especially when Dash’s most recent “ex”, also a coworker, gets into the mix and starts drama unnecessarily. Since everyone involved is supposed to be a professional, there’s certainly a ton of unprofessional behavior right off the bat. But, if you ignore the cattiness and needless squabbling, the story of Dash and Simone is a classic one of regained love. I mean, they say those who fight hard, love hard, and there’s totally a ton of love hidden between the sassy side eye

A lie tore them apart but as the story progresses, you wonder if they have the capability to put aside their negative feelings to get to the truth. This couple compliments each other, completes each other, and it would be a shame if they couldn’t figure things out. The added stresses of a dangerous job, and the fact that the pair can’t be in the same room without a fight, adds to the mystery of their relationship.

Overall, it’s a good, easy, read with plenty of heat to complement the sunny weather at the beach.