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Born of Magic, by Jo-Ann Carson #BlogMondays #Review #romsus

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Born of Magic  The Sorceress wanted a child of her own. The arms-dealer wanted power at any cost. Together they conceive a son destined to change the world.



A short story linking the first and second books in The Mata Hari, Sexy, Suspense Series. By Jo-Ann Carson

My Review

Born of Magic is a short, fun romp in the world of espionage Jo-Ann Carson has created with her Mata Hari Series. In the first installment of the series, Covert Danger, I found myself wanting to know more about the mysterious, yet handsome arms dealer, Bakari al-Sharif and his sorceress, Djeserit, and boy, does Carson deliver! As an interlude from the series' main characters, Seb and Sadie, Born of Magic is full of delicious information, rich with history, and saturated with details of international destinations. Carson weaves magical scenes full of sensory details that ensure the readers gets transported to the fictional time and place. We learn more about the history between Bakari and Djeserit, and I have a feelin…

Facebook Adverts #BlogMondays #frustrated #RANT

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For the release of my latest novel (Shift Work), I placed the following advert on FB. It ran with great success, and to my knowledge, was never reported.


The stock image is a fairly popular one (purchased from Shutterstock), and I've seen it on a few other sponsored ads on FB.

Then, to my dismay, I tried to run another ad with the same photo (text slightly changed to take out an annoying comma).



It got denied.

Twice.

According to Facebook:
[My] ad wasn't approved because it violates Facebook's Ad Guidelines by featuring an image containing excessive amounts of skin or suggestive content. Facebook does not allow images that depict people in explicit or suggestive positions, or images that show nudity or cleavage--even if portrayed for artistic or educational reasons. If you've reviewed the Help Center and think your ad should have been approved, please get in touch
Huh.

So, being the diligent person I am, I clicked on the "Help Center" link and reviewed FB'…

Covert Danger, by Jo-Ann Carson #BlogMondays #Review #romsus

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Covert Danger The Mata Hari Suspense Series, Book #1 A single woman — A double life High fashion model, Sadie Stewart, is a dedicated undercover CIA agent used to getting her man. But this time she’s chasing a power-hungry international arms dealer stealing ancient Egyptian amulets. Brilliant, ruthless and slightly wacko, he’s a hard catch. She’s willing to risk everything to stop him, but the handsome Sebastian Wilde, who looks like a modern Viking, keeps getting in her way. Her independence is shaken as he stirs feelings in her that she thought only existed in fairy tales. Can she put their attraction aside and get the job done? 

When Sebastian sees Sadie in a high speed motor-boat flying down the Grand Canal in Venice, with the Italian military police hot on her tail, her beauty and courage intrigue him. He has a personal vendetta to stop the trading of looted art, and when it looks as though she’s involved in that shady world, he decides to stop her. Could the femme fatale really b…

Review of Demon Kissed, by Karilyn Bentley #UrbanFantasy #MondayBlogs

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If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a total fangirl of fellow TWRP author Karilyn Bentley. I was fortunate enough to beta read her newest release, DEMON KISSED, and although I love the version I read first, the finished product is even better!

Blurb:
Gin Crawford, the world’s latest demon huntress, has no time to mourn her dead lover as she’s called in to determine why a demon attack occurred at the local medical school. And not just any demon, but the one demon that gives her demon-killing bracelet the shivers. A dead professor, a lab full of missing anthrax, and a demon who turns good people into minions complicate her life. Can Gin and her mentor Aidan Smythe solve the mystery of the missing anthrax and the identity of the demon before someone else dies?
My Thoughts: Full Disclosure: I'm not very good at writing reviews for books I inhale in one-sitting, and I hate revealing spoilers, so collecting my thoughts regarding this novel is difficult to say the least. To put i…