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~ REVIEW: Midnight by Elizabeth Miller ~

91GUL4ZIf2L._SL1500_SynopsisI fell willingly into his bed, stolen moments of passion so intense they blurred the lines of responsibility and reason. The passion we’ve unlocked could be the key to our salvation or the path to damnation. This is my story, my fall into love and fear that it could end in a heartbeat…

One destined meeting. It alters journalist, Charlise “Charlie” Carter’s course. When asked to work on a Republican candidate’s campaign, she’s unprepared for the intense reaction she has toward the young, handsome presidential hopeful, Colin McKenna.

Unable to resist Charlie’s allure, McKenna succumbs to his desire and they find themselves exploring a passionate, physical relationship that is soon tested by not only their own secrets, but his political advisers.

Traveling the country in pursuit of the presidential nomination, his career aspirations and complications from the past collide with their desire to be together, threatening to tear them apart forever. Midnight tells a compelling story of burgeoning trust, intense passion and secrets that could cause it all to unravel in a heartbeat.

Midnight is an adult contemporary romance, due to strong language and sexual content this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

***Re-released Fall 2014 after completion of professional editing***

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christie review 5 star a

What a great book by Elizabeth Miller. I was intrigued from the synopsis when I read it, and it didn’t disappoint me at all! Charlie has landed a dream job of following Republican senator Colin McKenna around the country chronicling his campaign bid for the U.S. Presidency. From their first meeting, sparks or should I say fireworks, fly. They try their best to stay away from each other, but they can’t fight it any longer and give into their feelings. Both try to keep it simple, but it soon becomes apparent that they can’t. To say the couple has many obstacles to overcome would be an understatement. His bid for the presidency and long-held secrets conspire to stop their chance at happily ever after.

Midnight was a perfect combination of hot sex, romance, and mystery. Charlie and Colin were fantastic together in and out of the bedroom. I like both of them; they were very multifaceted characters. The two should never be together because they come from very different backgrounds. She comes from a very traumatic childhood and grew up in foster homes until she finally found a family to love her. She is a survivor but never really has been able to live life to the fullest because of her past. She is beautiful even if she doesn’t realize it, and she is very intelligent and challenges Colin on every level. Colin is one hot, sexy senator…oh if only we had more of him in Washington. He seems to have it all together, but his past holds him back from having feelings for others, until Charlie. Their pasts really connected me to them. I felt every sadness they endured deep in my heart. She shows him what love really is which is astonishing knowing what her early childhood was like. I wasn’t sure how much political ideologies from both sides would come through in the book, but I didn’t really notice any which I liked. I don’t like a lot of fiction that pushes the political leanings of the writer in the book; I can read non-fiction for that. Miller does a good job of showing the reader what being in politics is like…having your life out of display and not having the privacy normal people take for granted. Even though they are on the road a great deal traveling for his campaign, the love between the two comes through on each page. I loved them together!

I thought this was a great debut novel! There is a cliffhanger at the end, but it doesn’t take away from the story. In fact, it sets the reader up nicely for the next book. I can’t wait to read that one and see what the fate of Charlie and Colin will be. However, I do have one wish…I hope Ella gets what’s coming to her! Thanks Elizabeth for an awesome read! Looking forward to seeing more from you soon!

**ARC WAS PROVIDED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**

Abou the authorAUTHOR ELIZABETH MILLER resides in Rochester MI with her very sarcastic husband and two young boys. In 2013 she decided to flex her writing muscles and began her debut novel: Midnight. Published in 2014, she continues writing the McKenna Chronicles with the second installment due for release in early 2015. Elizabeth loves to chat with readers.

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~ Shiver by CM Foss Release Blitz ~

Title: Shiver

Author: CM Foss

Release Date: Nov 22, 2014

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Synopsis

This is a love story.

This is a romantic story.

Except bananas. Bananas are never romantic.

Lissa was a twenty-year-old girl trying to make it in the equestrian world. She was sassy and smart, strong and a little weird. And she had no idea what she was doing.

Ethan was twenty-seven, tattooed, tall, dark, and hot. And lugging some baggage. He’d already made it in the business and brought Lissa on to help get her on her feet. And it turned out, he liked a little weird.

Ethan made it clear that he wasn’t in the market for a relationship. Lissa was happy to learn the ropes and push her attraction aside.

But how do you draw the line when every touch makes you…shiver?

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It sometimes surprised people how effectively I could tune out the world when I fell into a great read. I didn’t do it in the company of others often because, well, it was pretty rude. My family knew they could talk at me for twenty minutes and I wouldn’t process a word of what they’d said. Ethan had not had the dubious honor of witnessing it.

“Are you reading porn?” he whispered really loudly over my shoulder, startling me into actually dropping the Kindle onto my lap. 

I fumbled to keep it from falling to the floor. “What? No!” I whispered back, laughing. “Are you reading over my shoulder?”

“I’ve been trying to talk to you for the past five minutes, and you haven’t heard a word I said. I figured I should see what had you so captivated.”

I started to giggle. “It’s not porn. It’s romance!”

“Romance.” He scoffed. “So you would consider it romantic if my huge cock slapped you in the face?”

I let out an incredibly loud bark of laughter, drawing looks from surrounding passengers. “That is not what it says!” I smacked him in the chest.

“Go on. Enlighten me then.”

“It’s about the emotions, you asshole! The feelings people have when they fall in love. The man who would never settle down finding his other half, who makes him realize he needs no one but her. If a penis inadvertently smacks someone in the face”—I shrugged, grinning wickedly—“well, so be it.”

He threw his arm around me, squeezing me close and kissing the top of my head. “You still fascinate me.” He laughed. 

“I still haven’t decided if that’s a good thing or not,” I muttered.

 

Abou the author

I live in beautiful Northern Virginia with my incredible husband, two awesome kids, three dogs, and two budgies. My husband and I both grew up riding and competing horses and have our own equestrian operation that we run together. In my spare time, I read through the hundreds of stories awaiting me on my e-reader.

My love of books started early, and my mom used to ration my reading time so I didn’t go through them too quickly. I love all things romantic, whether it’s dark or light or silly or dirty, but I really love a happy ending!

In my small moments of quiet time, you’ll find me sipping on wine and reading while any movie where people randomly burst into song or dance plays in the background.

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