I Recommend ‘The Rest Falls Away’ by @colleengleason–Intense Romance Series #UrbanFantasy #Amreading #BookEscapeReviews

Beneath the glitter of dazzling 19th-century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil…

Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long taken over the world.

In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake.

But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous, moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her enigmatic ally, Sebastian Vioget.

And when she comes face to face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make the choice between duty and love.


Book One in The Gardella Vampire Hunters series by Colleen Gleason


Thrilling and Intense Romance

I cannot believe I’m only beginning this terrific series. How did I miss it?


The Rest Falls Way transcends usual paranormal romance. I couldn’t put it down. Max was an incredible character. He was strong and had downfalls. Victoria threw me for a loop. As I continued to read, there was twist after twist. This story moves quickly and is an excellent thriller with intense romance. I loved it, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series!

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Reviewed by Laurie Kozlowski

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Colleen Gleason is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author who can’t seem to decide what type of book to write…so she writes a lot of different genres!

So far, Colleen has written everything from vampire hunters to dystopian romance, to steampunk, historical romance, and mysteries with a supernatural flair. One element, however, that appears in all of her stories, is that of partnership…whether it be professional, romantic, or both.

All of Colleen’s books feature strong heroines experiencing fast-paced adventures, danger, mystery, and of course, romance. But at the core of each story is the belief that every woman deserves a partner who accepts her for her strengths as well as her weaknesses—and vice versa.

Colleen lives in the midwest United States with her family and two dogs, and is always working on her next book.

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This Hunky #Firefighter Is More Than a Handsome Face! My #BookReview of @Ann_Roth ‘s e-book exlcusive MR. JANUARY #BookEscapeReviews #GreatReads

Senior Firefighter Adam Healey is a man with a mission: get promoted to lieutenant at the Guff’s Lake Fire Department. It’s time, but more important, the promotion will finally earn him the respect of his dying father. Single mom Samantha Everett’s deadbeat ex has left her to fend for herself, and she’s working hard to support her young son with her baking business. Neither Adam nor Samantha is looking for a relationship. But love has a way of surprising people…



A Beautiful Story and Sizzling Romance

The cover of this book piqued my interest, and when I found out it was a firefighter hero romance, I knew I wanted to read it!
Samantha has to decide if she’s willing to take a chance on the very sweet, tortured, and handsome Adam. Samantha had a smart and warm persona. She and Adam were a great couple and worked well together in finding a solution for what has the potential to tear their love apart.
William, Sam’s son, was adorable. It broke my heart how his biological father didn’t care enough to stick around or at least put forth an effort to be a responsible parent.
Adam’s yearning to make his ailing father proud was frustrating, but both Adam and Sam learn how to move past their misconceptions about themselves and those who have hurt them.
Mr. January is a terrific book that focuses on the characters growing relationships and embracing love and forgiveness. It is a beautiful story and sizzling romance.

Reviewed by Laurie Kozlowski. Also posted to Amazon, LibraryThing, Shelfari, and Goodreads

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Published: April 3, 2015
Publisher: Ann Roth
Page Count: 284 pages

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A Rancher’s Honor – Book #1 of the Prosperity, Montana miniseries

Several other American Romance books by Ann Roth are on her website. Sweet and sexy cowboys. Wonderful, touching, and romantic stories. 

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I’m a bit of a voyeur. I love to stick my nose into total strangers’ business and observe how they deal with life’s hurdles and whatever obstacles fate throws at them. I can’t think of anything more challenging or interesting than delving into a character’s psyche to discover what makes her/him tick. The surprises and insights are amazing!

The people who interest me most are the ones I know will triumph despite life’s problems and challenges. For me, writing their stories is both rewarding and a whole lot of fun.

Whenever I’m deep into a story, I walk around and mutter to myself. I often drift off in the middle of a conversation, grab a pen and paper and madly scribble the amazing sentence or plot twist that just popped into my head. With that kind of behavior, people tend to think I’m somewhat eccentric or even crazy–until I explain that I’m a writer, and that paying attention to that muse is important. (Read more about Ann’s inspirational publication story.)