Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Goddess Fish Promotions Book Review: Valentine Pets & Kisses



Valentines Pets and Kisses
by K.L. Brady, J.L. Campbell, Suzette Riddick

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GENRE: Romance (sweet)

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BLURB:

Something for Everyone!


Each story features a sweet romance, tender kisses and hugs, and precocious pets—all brought to you by USA Today bestselling, national/international bestselling, and award winning authors who have crafted heartwarming heroes and heroines that will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and sigh.


Candy and canines. Flowers and felines. Celebrate this Valentine's Day with your sweethearts of the human and fuzzy varieties!


Nothing is more heart-warming than kisses from the pet who adores you and the man who loves you, so snuggle up with VALENTINE PETS & KISSES and strike the perfect mood for moonlit walks and candlelight dinners with your pet and sweetheart.


Valentine Hound Dog - Rachelle Ayala
Fashion icon Jenna Hart, along with her basset hound puppy, tries to convince a burned former fireman that beauty is never skin deep and love's arrow strikes not only the beautiful, but the bold.


The Crazy Girl’s Handbook - DelSheree Gladden
Spending the weekend babysitting her two nephews and a puppy was supposed to be fun. Sweating to death at a baseball game while getting gum in her hair, soda down her shirt, and an ice cream pedicure wasn't part of the deal. Neither was finding out the best guy she'd ever missed a blind date with had witnessed it all. Longest. Weekend. Ever.
The Vet's Valentine Gift - J.L. Campbell
Matthias Laing has snagged the woman of his dreams, but his job as a vet keeps getting him into trouble. The situation is past complicated because of the growing assortment of animals in Toni's house and to top it all, the conflict between Matthias and her ex-husband. Can Matthias and Toni's budding romance survive their challenges and if it doesn't, will Jade, her precocious five-year-old find a way to play Cupid and fix things by Valentine's Day?


Her Perfect Catch - K.L. Brady
Nerdy, struggling sports writer Melanie Vincent needs a miracle when her dream of running a nationally recognized blog hits a snag due to low readership. After Mel is gifted a pair of Super Bowl tickets for years of faithful dog sitting, she has a chance encounter with her favorite football player that leads to the inside scoop on the biggest story of her career...and maybe the love of a lifetime.


Inflamed - Jade Kerrion
Debra Martinez doesn’t believe in happy endings, until Sean Orr, Havre de Grace’s newest firefighter, shows her and her son, Aidan, a new and beautiful kind of “normal.” But the happiness can’t last—not for Sean who is on the run from his own past.


Remember When - Hope Welsh
Laura and Brent really tried to make their marriage work, but in the end, it just wasn't meant to be. Or was it? When they meet to discuss joint custody of their Akita, they discover they have much more to talk about other than the dog.


Your Biggest Fan? - Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Noah Patrick, NFL bad boy, has sworn off women, who only seem to want him for his fame and his money. Callie James is such a big Noah Patrick fan, she named her energetic Chihuahua after the man of her dreams. When they find themselves hiding out in the same Brooklyn Brownstone, a crazy blizzard, a never-ending supply of spaghetti, and a dog with identity issues bring them together even though they both have secrets that would tear them apart.


The Feline Fix - Caroline Bell Foster
Meeting Police Constable Callum Forde on the worse day of her life, makes cat lover and scientist Wendy Wilde question all that she values, her cat’s loyalty and the role science plays in love.


Trembling Hearts - Suzette Riddick
Recluse Jason Carr is living in rural Virginia after an accident leaves him physically scarred. While taking a stroll and minding his business, the spunky Lezlie Sharpe literally crashes into his life, stealing the heart of his beloved pooch, Trooper. Now, forced to share living quarters, will Lezlie capture Jason’s heart too?


Valentino, Be Mine - Tina D.C. Hayes
Kaylee Rose is thrilled when a neighbor moving out of the country asks if she'll consider taking in her teacup Yorkie, Valentino, but there are a few strings attached. When she finds out a man she can't stand is the other caretaker, she's forced to deal with the arrogant jerk until they decide who gets the pampered pooch permanently . . . or risk losing the dog to a heartbreaking fate.


Lost and Found - Jeanne Bannon
Lexie is so distraught after long-time boyfriend, Josh, dumps her, she takes a leave of absence from her teaching job. Josh leaves behind the puppy he bought for her just before things fell apart even though she’s not a dog person. Lexie contemplates giving it away but decides keep the little mischief-maker and get her some training.


While at puppy obedience school, Lexie meets Tommy, the happy-go-lucky type she could give her heart to if only she was ready. But Lexie gives Tommy the brush off and they lose touch. However, a series of events, some unfortunate, bring them together again.


Surviving San Francisco - Susan Oloier
When 23-year-old Leah Newland accepts a job in San Francisco and runs away from her small-town Illinois life, she expects things to change for the better. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her job, adopt a cat she hit with her car, and fall for a sexy and seemingly unavailable veterinarian. Suddenly, going back to the Midwest seems better than surviving San Francisco.


19 Ivy Lane - Aubrey Wynne
Eloise Kolby steps off the bus and greets Hollywood with high expectations and a smile. Two months later, she’s broke, hungry and rethinking her dream. An offer to house sit provides her with too much time alone, an adopted family of kittens and a sexy postman waiting at her gate.


Victor Burnham can’t stop thinking of the beautiful, mysterious woman who just moved into his hometown. She meets him each day at the mailbox, waiting for a letter.
When the envelope finally arrives, they both must face decisions that could make their dreams come true or jeopardize their relationship forever.


Three Plus Three - Cindy Flores Martinez
A year after losing her husband, a grieving widow, Violet, and their beloved bichon frise visit their favorite place the day before Valentine's Day. While they are there, Violet meets a handsome widower who makes her feel alive again.



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Excerpt 

The Vet’s Valentine Gift by J.L. Campbell

I sat there thinking Dane had a nerve. From what I understood, he'd been a constant source of disappointment to Jade since his separation and divorce from Toni. Considering that, I didn't know why Toni would defend him.

When she came back to the living room, Jade was with her.

One look at her told me she was still unhappy. Her little mouth drooped at the corners and she kept her gaze lowered. She climbed onto the sofa to sit beside me and after a moment I slipped my arm around her shoulder.

Toni sat on her other side and fixed her eyes on the television where the business segment of the news was on air.

Jade poked me in the leg. "Doc, I didn't ask you before, but you got any children?"

"Do you have any children," Toni said.

Jade nodded to acknowledge her and then turned back to me. "Do you have any?"

"I shook my head. I have nieces and nephews though. Does that count?"

"Nah, but if you had a little girl like me, you'd want to see her all the time, right?"

A deep breath was in order, because I was heading into a minefield and had to choose my words so as not to rile Toni any further.

Gently, I plucked Jade's nose. "Of course, if she was as cute as you are."

Jade turned to Toni. "See, I told you he'd make a good daddy."

Toni shot fire at me with her eyes, and my only response was a shrug. I wasn't about to make Jade feel any worse after her argument with her father.

Jade didn't say anything for a bit, but frowned hard at the television. It wasn't long before she poked me in the leg again. "Doc, can I ask you something?"

"You can ask me anything."

Toni sat forward, as if sensing Jade was going to ask a question she wouldn't like, but she stayed quiet. When Jade looked at her, Toni pressed her plump lips together and put on the same expression my mother used years ago to let me know we'd have words later if I did any

foolishness.

Shuffling sideways, Jade angled her body toward me. She narrowed her eyes as if to gauge whether or not she should ask what she wanted to know. I guess she was satisfied with whatever she saw because she sat up straighter and looked me square in the face. "Doc, since you don't have a little girl yet, would you like to be my daddy?" 




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Review: 14 sweet romances are a great way to spend Valentine's Day. At least that's how I spent my day. The best part is these stories all involved couples and pets. If that doesn't warm your heart, I don't know what does.

This is a wonderful anthology of stories that will make you feel warm and fuzzy when you finish them. You can pick and choose which you want to read or read them all. (Why wouldn't you want to read them all?)

I read Her Perfect Catch as part of this tour as well as The Vet's Valentine. These two books were totally fabulous sweet reads. I loved them so much that I ended up buying the anthology. I'm a sucker for animal stories.

If you read Her Perfect Catch, Mack, the dog that Melanie was dog sitting gets her in hot water with a smoking hot football player. 'Nuff said right?

This was a wonderful set of books to pass a cold winter's afternoon.

Loved the stories!!

Rating: 5 stars



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Rachelle Ayala From romantic suspense to sweet contemporaries, I write from my heart and love to include children and pets in my stories.

Website: http://rachelleayala.me
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelleAyalaWriter
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala
Facebook Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClubRachelleAyala/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyalaRachelle

DelSheree Gladden is a USA Today bestselling young adult and romance author, whose writing includes everything from dystopian and Native American mythology to sweet and funny romances.

Amazon/Other Books: http://www.amazon.com/DelSheree-Gladden/e/B004G9V2C6/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1451698467&sr=8-2-ent
FB: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDelShereeGladden
Website/Blog: http://www.delshereegladden.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DelSheree
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/delsheree/
Podcast: http://writepublishrepeat.libsyn.com/

J.L. Campbell is an award-winning author who writes sweet romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction, new and young adult novels.

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1Mj2UGK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jcampbellchambers
Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/n29ZH

K.L. Brady is a multi-award-winning author of sweet and sexy romantic comedies, young adult romance, and a spy thriller series based on her career in U.S. intelligence.

Website: www.klbradyauthor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KLBRADY/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/karlab27
Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/klbradysignup

Jade Kerrion writes frequently award-winning, occasionally best-selling science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance novels.

Website: http://www.jadekerrion.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jadekerrion
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JadeKerrion
Newsletter: http://jadekerrion.com/aroused-invitation/

Sydney Aaliyah MIchelle is a contemporary romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.

Blog: http://sydneyaaliyah.com
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1um7D5g
Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/1C235oR
Goodreads Pages: http://bit.ly/Rjx9WO
Amazon Page: http://amzn.to/11OTDoR
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sydneyamichelle
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sydliyah/

Hope Welsh

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/hopewelshwrites
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hopewelsh
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/xtu1b
Website http://www.hopewelsh.net

Caroline Bell Foster writes contemporary women’s fiction with themes of substance that defy convention.

Website: http://www.carolinebellfoster.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinebellfoster
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbellfoster
Newsletter: http://www.carolinebellfoster.com/#!sign-up/snde4
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3370362.Caroline_Bell_Foster
Pinetrest: https://uk.pinterest.com/carolinebellfos/


Suzette Riddick is a wife, mother and nurse practitioner who enjoys writing romance novels with a touch of reality.

Website: http://www.suzetteriddick.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzette0222
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/suzetteriddickromanceroom/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzette267
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8472307.Suzette_Riddick


Tina D.C. Hayes writes romantic suspense and cozy mysteries while her pampered pooches and parrots stand guard against writer's block.

Website: http://tinadchayes.wordpress.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Tina-DC-Hayes/e/B00B0RSVVM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinaDCHayesAuthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tina_DC_Hayes


Jeanne Bannon is an international best-selling author of paranormal and romance fiction with twenty-five years of experience in the publishing industry.

Website: www.jeannebannon.com
FB author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeanne-Bannon/182120961844916
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeanneBannon
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4556168.Jeanne_Bannon
Newsletter sign up: http://eepurl.com/bkrOC9


Susan Oloier is a mother and educator who writes memoir, as well as adult and young adult contemporary fiction.

Website: http://susanoloier.com/
FB author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSusanOloier/?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/narrawriter
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5765843.Susan_Oloier
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Oloier/e/B007FEYZQO/
Author newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bLyNWT


Aubrey Wynne is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night.

Website: http://aubreywynneauthor.wordpress.com
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Wynne/e/B00II8QD6G/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aubrey.wynne.7


Cindy Flores Martinez writes sweet romantic comedy and inspirational romance in both English and Spanish.

Website: http://www.cindyfloresmartinez.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCindy
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cindy.floresmartinez

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9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

klbrady27 said...

Thank you so much for hosting...and for the review!! We hope everyone picks up a copy. Still only 99 cents but for a limited time.

MomJane said...

I bought this book, and I am reading it now. I LOVE it.

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks so much for hosting us and for the review.

Rita said...

I liked the excerpt.

Victoria Alexander said...

I bought my copy and I'm looking forward to diving in and reading this! Thanks for sharing :)

Karla S said...

Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway! :)

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a great holiday reads, thanks for sharing!

Ree Dee said...

Awwww! I loved the excerpt and loved Jade! I can't wait to read more. Thank you for sharing!