Cat’s Meow ~~Reviews That Purr~~ Satin Doll by Joe Cosentino

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Welcome back to the Cat’s Meow reviews that Purr.  Today I have the third Jana Lane Mystery andIi must say they keep getting better and better! Check out my review below.

 

Satin Doll

Title: Satin Doll

Series: Jana Lane Mysteries

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press April 29, 2016

Pages: 268

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Rating: Sweet (PG)

ISBN Digital: 9781509207282

ISBN Print: 9781509207275

Murder, corruption, and scandals rock Washington, D.C. America’s most famous ex-child star, Jana Lane, is playing a US Senator in a 1983 film. Just as she and her family arrive in DC, two Washington power players are murdered, and Jana is caught in the web of intrigue and political scandal. Jana falls under the spell of the breathtakingly handsome detective assigned to the case, ex-professional football player and food aficionado, Chris Bove. Will Jana and Bove uncover the murderer’s identity and shocking secrets before Jana and her family become the Capitol’s next victims?

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MY REVIEW

5 meows 1 purr ( beyond loved and low sexual content)

This is the third Jana lane Mystery by Joe Cosentino. I think it’s my favorite so far.  There is more action and the mystery is more complex and complete.  There are lots of characters. Fabulous eccentric characters and icky villains!  The story is based in the 1980’s and deals with a few social issues such as Aids and anorexia.

I love Jana. I love how her inner thoughts are in italics throughout the story. I think it adds a touch of humor as well as adding to her character. In this story, Jana, Brian, and her kids go to Washington DC so she can shadow the popular congresswoman her next movie is based loosely on. She meets lots of people—good and bad, has many trips and we get to sight see through her eyes. I love all the details from the scenery to the clothing. It’s a favorite era of mine as well.

If you like a fun mystery with humor and serious social issues, colorful characters and a touch of sweet, clean romance this is for you.

 

Meet Joe:

Joe Cosentino

 

Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote  He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married.

Joe was voted 2ndPlace for Best Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

You can Stalk—oops—follow Joe

Website: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeCosen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647.Joe_Cosentino

Amazon: Author.to/JoeCosentino

 

More from Joe Cosentino

 

Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery,

Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press),

Satin Doll the third Jana Lane mystery, (the Wild Rose Press)

 China Doll the fourth Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press),

Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press),

Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press),

are  Drama Cruise the third Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press),

An Infatuation, A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press),

Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (NineStar Press),

Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (NineStar Press).

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals).

Praise for PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery:

“Porcelain Doll is Joe Cosentino at his finest. We are drawn back to the fashions and attitudes of the 1980’s in a character-driven story full of intrigue and passion.” Kirsty Vizard, Divine Magazine

“Beautifully written and intensely detailed, Porcelain Doll is one not to be missed. Flirtatiously decadent with a strong moral undertone, set in a decade of extraordinary social change this is a story of its period that is as poignant today as it was then. Joe Cosentino controlled the emotions that the book encouraged with a deft but delicate touch. Suspenseful and mysterious, Porcelain Doll is a masterful creation, one that was impossible not to be affected by.” Carol Fenton, BooksLaidBare Reviews

 

“Murder, mystery, and suspense are high inside of this brilliant masterpiece by Joe Cosentino.” “Every page fills the readers with intrigue.” “Edge of your seat mystery that lures readers instantly.” “Once you read it, you can’t put it down.” Danielle Urban Universal Creativity Inc.

Praises for PAPER DOLL, the first Jana Lane mystery:

“Paper Doll is a superbly crafted mystery with an eclectic cast of characters that will engage you and elicit some very emotional responses as you are completely caught up in the events that unfold in these pages. Everyone has secrets and the people in Paper Doll have them in spades!” Fresh Fiction

“If you like novels that are filled with new and old Hollywood, and a range of sub-plots, you are going to love this!” Saguaro Moon Reviews

“I liked that there was enough evidence for each of the suspects to keep me guessing until the very end.” Molly Lolly Reviews

“Joe Cosentino knows how to keep his readers’ interest with every page.” Universal Creativity Digital Magazine

“Mr. Cosentino has produced a masterpiece of mystery” “The story gripped me from the start and there were enough twists and turns, with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure, to keep hold of me until the end of the book.” “Great book, can’t wait for book 2.” Readers’ Favorite

 

If you like mystery and drama chick out the Jana Lane mysteries. They are hard to put down.

As you see, Joe has many other books to choose from as well.   A little something for everyone from bittersweet to funny to mystery.

And don’t forget~~If you can dream it~~you can do it!

Cat’s Meow~~ #ReviewsThat Purr~~ Her Immortal Viking By Adele Downs

Hi, Y’all! This week we continue our Lucky in love theme.  This week’s story is actually more magical I have invited back Adele Downs this week with her story  Her Immortal Viking.  It’s a sweet, fun, short read for hen you need a good spirit lifting!  I asked Adel if she had any superstitions or lucky charms and she shared this little story with us!

Welcome, Adele!

Do you believe that shamrocks bring good luck? According to legend, they do, especially if found accidentally.  A genuine shamrock from the white clover plant has four leaves, with one leaf growing smaller than the others. The leaves are said to represent faith, hope, love, and luck.

I found this genuine four-leaf clover by chance on my lawn many years ago, and have kept it sealed in plastic and stored inside a book since then. Its color has faded, but I do feel lucky to have found something in nature that’s truly rare.

Clover

Penny Farnsworth, the heroine of HER IMMORTAL VIKING, is desperate for luck when she lifts her face to the sky and begs for someone “up there” to help her solve her financial difficulties. If anyone needs a shamrock leading to a pot of gold, it’s Penny. When she appeals to whoever might be listening to her pleas, she has no idea she’s conjured a sexy Viking who must cross the divide of a thousand years, from the place between heaven and earth, to answer.

I hope you enjoy reading HER IMMORTAL VIKING.

 

 

 

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

Viking Warrior. Immortal Slave. Freed by Love.

A Viking cast into eternal servitude by an angry god is transported to the modern world, but to claim the love of the mortal who called him, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name across the divide of a thousand years.

ONE LONELY NIGHT

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

Buy The Book!

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Her-Immortal-Viking-Adele-Downs-ebook/dp/B00TY21LBM/

Boroughs Publishing:

http://www.boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/her-immortal-viking

 

A little More Immortal Viking!

He smoothed her hair and rubbed a thick tendril between his thumb and forefinger. “I am Gunnar.” He pronounced the name Goo-nar.

An emblem of the sun, surrounded by a circle, had been branded on the back of his powerful hand. Penny touched the scar while he held a length of her hair, recognizing Freyr’s sacred insignia from her textbooks. “The pain must have been excruciating.” Without thinking, she lifted the old wound to her mouth and laid kisses along its perimeter before pressing a kiss to the icon inside.

Tremors vibrated across her lips when they touched the ancient symbol and her body tingled with the contact. The brand grew warm and then hot against her mouth, though it did not burn. She ran her tongue over the thick scars to erase the heat, and then licked the center, finishing with a tiny swirl.

Gunnar’s gasp of surprise was the last thing she expected when she lifted her head. He released her hair and drew away.

“I’m sorry. I don’t know what got into me. Have I offended you?” She’d always been popular with men, and comfortable around them, but her behavior with Gunnar was bold, even for her. She sat up. “Am I under some kind of spell?”

Gunnar shook his head. “I used my powers to heal you, but your free will remains intact.”

She searched his face for clues about what to do next, because desire shone behind the wary expression in his eyes. Something else shone there, too. Gratitude. Penny waited for Gunnar’s reply without letting go of his disfigured hand.

He said, “Kindness isn’t something I’m used to finding. Perhaps you’d be less inclined toward compassion if you knew what I’d done to deserve this brand of servitude.”

She reached out and draped an arm around his neck to bring him closer. Their gazes locked and held. Gunnar’s eyes were like pools of ice blue water that pulled her in and down.

Her breathing slowed while the sound of her heartbeat rushed blood through her ears. “I am Penelope. And if you’re from Alfheim, I know who and what you are. I just don’t understand why you’re here.” How could she deserve his rare, benevolent gifts? She was just an ordinary woman from an ordinary town, barely scraping by.

His warm breath grazed her cheek in shallow rushes, lifting goose bumps across her skin. His wide, firm mouth smelled of sweet ground parsley and fresh-picked mint. “Sometimes we get what we need, simply because we ask. That’s the beauty and power of the unexpected.”

 

MY REVIEW

5 Meows~~1 purr(no on page sex)

Heartbreak…Mythology…Dreams do come true.

Penny has had enough of freeloading boyfriends. Miguel has been enough to make her want to swear off men for a long time.  Being a Mythology student, after a hard day, not wanting to clean up after Miguel’s mess, she does a little dance, prays to the Norse Gods or any Gods that will listen and goes to bed. Soon she is awakened by a clanging in her kitchen. Has Miguel snuck back in? Is it an intruder?  NO its a tall, sexy blonde man with light glowing from him. Is Penny still dreaming?

Her Immortal Viking is such a fun story to read. Most of us can relate with Penny. No matter what our sex is, male or female, we have probably dealt with a Miguel or two in our lives. I love Mythology, and who doesn’t like Vikings? We get a little of everything here, from angst romance, to humor to some realism. The sex is all off page so this is a clean but sexy story.

If you love a good romance, Vikings, Mythology, clean romance, and happy endings you will love this…I do need to warn you there is one scene that is a bit violent but it is well done and necessary.

Meet Adele:

Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

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