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HOOK ME UP – Another Great Review

Readers say they love my sweet but sexy firefighter romance HOOK ME UP.

The novella received another wonderful review; this one from Nina’s Literary Escape. Book blogger Nina said HOOK ME UP is “perfectly paced and each scene flowed seamlessly into the other.” The story “will satisfy any reader.”

Do you have your copy yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Only .99!

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Firemen don’t free cats from trees anymore—until a pretty schoolteacher gets trapped on a limb with her kitten and the county’s hottest firefighter comes to their rescue.

Praise for Hook Me Up:

“Hook Me Up by Adele Downs warmed my heart. Being a cat lover lol I couldn’t pass up the chance to read about the ‘damsel in distress with her kitten’ to be rescued by the hottest fireman in the city. How can you go wrong with kitties and a handsome hero?”
5 Stars! ~ Ravannah Rayne

“I was hooked from the start. There was *hand over mouth ‘O’ my gawd I would be so embarrassed, to grabbing tissues, to laughing out loud in this book. If you’re looking for sex scenes and erotica you aren’t going to find that anywhere in this book. But the author has done such a phenomenal job building the chemistry between Knox and Lexi you don’t need it. The story is excellent without it. You will need your own fire hydrant to put out the flames that Knox and Lexi create in this story.” 5 Stars! ~My Family’s Heart Reviews

“Hook Me Up – This story had a little bit of everything I look for when I’m reading a story. Good pacing, some humor and a hot hero. Knox is a complex man. He had a lot of depth and it was nice to see that he wasn’t perfect. His flaws and his issues made him more real, which I appreciated. And even though the way they met was very unconventional, the pair make it work. A sweet story with a satisfying ending. I’ll definitely be checking out what else Adele Downs has to offer.” 5 Stars! ~Z Shaw

“This book is marvelous, it cracked me up at the very first page…This is truly a sweet, touching and funny romance! If I could give it more than five stars I would! It is a must must read book!” 5 Stars! ~ Roxie’s Reviews

“Adele Downs writes with wit and emotion. Her characters are always lovable and HOT! She makes you want more.” 5 Stars! ~Will Work For Books

“Hook Me Up (Adele Downs) is a really quick story – it starts off with our heroine stuck in a tree! Of course, the sexy firefighter arrives to save the day! I loved the chemistry between these two – and the whole story just made me smile.” 4.5 Stars! ~ Cat’s Reviews

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Also available wherever ebooks are sold.

NATURALLY YOURS–New 5-Star Review From Cat’s Meow

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Cathy Brockman Romance and her “Cat’s Meow, Reviews That Purr” blog has featured my award-winning novella NATURALLY YOURS and rated the book 5-Stars. This story is a particular favorite of mine, and since it’s received 100% positive reviews from readers and book bloggers like Cathy, I hope it will become a favorite of yours too.

Here’s the link to the spotlight and review:

http://cathybrockman.com/2016/02/08/cats-meowreviews-that-purrrnaturally-yours-by-adele-downs/

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Kayelle Allen-No Bake Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Please welcome my guest Kayelle Allen, who has no time to bake for Christmas this year, and has decided to rely on Betty Crocker for her chocolate cookie recipe. I can’t wait to try these. I have no time to spare, either!

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Chocolate No Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup unsweetened dark baking cocoa

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups granola

Directions

1. Line cookie sheet with foil. In 4-quart saucepan, heat sugar, butter, cocoa and milk to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in granola until well combined.

2. Quickly drop granola mixture onto cookie sheet by heaping tablespoonfuls. Cool until set, about 30 minutes.

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/no-bake-dark-chocolate-granola-cookies/

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A Gift for You from Kayelle:

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A Peek Inside A Romance for Christmas includes excerpts, information about the characters, the reason the book was written. It’s illustrated with original art. Everyone can download a free copy.

Peek inside the book: http://bit.ly/rom4cmaspeek

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A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

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A cop at the door on Christmas Eve brings an unexpected gift.

It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves has been lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

Excerpt:

Dara was gaining strength daily, and would finish therapy the first week of January and return to work. Disability paid for the basics – lights, phone, water, trash collection, and she’d never bought anything on credit, refusing to dig herself into a hole she’d never escape once it got started.

She went to the closet and pulled down a box with a ball, crayons, paper, and three books. A friend had brought over a few things as well. This wasn’t the grand Christmas Dara had wanted for her daughter, but all the other valuables had been sold. There was nothing left but her wedding ring.

She didn’t wear it. Removing it had been part of saying good-bye to Jack.

They said it would help, and it had. Sort of. But not much.

Dara sank into one of the kitchen chairs and put her face in her hands.

Sometime later, when the doorbell rang, she grabbed a paper towel and dried her eyes. The clock over the stove said nine o’clock. Who would be calling at this hour on Christmas Eve? She stuffed the wet towel in her robe pocket on the way to the door.

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About the Author:

Kayelle Allen is a multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.

Website https://kayelleallen.com ~ Twitter http://twitter.com/kayelleallen
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INTO THE FLAMES Release Day! Join The Party!

It’s Release Day for INTO THE FLAMES Firefighter Box Set Anthology!

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INTO THE FLAMES. Seven smoldering firefighter romance stories. One great price. Only .99!

You Are Invited!

Stop by our Facebook party 9/29 from 1:00 pm-8:30 pm ET. Join the fun and help us celebrate! Lots of prizes. And what could be better than hot firefighters?

Follow this link to our Facebook Party!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1438176916494693/ 

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You can also visit one or all of our book blast hosts during our three-day tour with My Family’s Heart Promotions and enter to win fun prizes with Rafflecopter!

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Here’s the list of book blogs hosting INTO THE FLAMES: 

September 29, 2015

Indy Book Fairy — http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/
BookSkater — http://bookskater.com
Jen’s Reading Obsession– http://jensreadingobsession.blogspot.com
A.C. Melody — https://acmelodyblog.wordpress.com/
Bella’s Blog —   Bella’s Blog Review
Here is what I read– http://hereiswhatireadblog.wordpress.com
Young at Heart Reviews — http://young-at-heart-reviews.weebly.com/young-loves/new-release-into-the-flames-box-set  Review

September 30, 2015

I Love Books — http://jolandaloves2read.blogspot.nl/
Addiction to Reading — http://theresaisaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com
Nicole’s Book Musings — http://www.nicolesbookmusings.com/2015/09/into-flames-anthology.html  Review
What Shall We Blog About Today — http://kenowinsky.blogspot.com/
Padme’s Library — http://padmeslibrary.blogspot.com/
United Indie Book Blog — http://unitedindiebookblog.blogspot.com/
Muffy Wilson Literotica — http://muffywilson.blogspot.com
Deal Sharing Aunt — http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/
Wild and Dirty Book Blog — http://wildanddirty.blogspot.com/
Teatime and Books — http://www.ladyofbooks76.wordpress.com
My Family’s Heart —  https://tonyaloveslife.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/blast-review-giveaway-into-the-flames-7-hot-books-by-7-fabulous-authors/ Review

October 1, 2015

Girl with Pen — http://victoriazumbrumsreviews.blogspot.com/2015/10/review-of-into-flames.html   Review
The Snarkology — http://www.thesnarkology.com
Written Love Reviews — http://writtenlovereviews.blogspot.com
Books, Coffee, and Crafts News — https://www.facebook.com/BooksCoffeeCraftsNewsEmp Review
Here is what I read blog — http://hereiswhatireadblog.blogspot.com
Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions — http://crystalschaoticconfessions.blogspot.com/
Cat’s Reviews — http://www.reviewsbycat.blogspot.com/2015/10/into-flames-multi-authors-5-with.html   Review

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Buy INTO THE FLAMES:  Firefighter Multi-Author Boxed Set Anthology
Release Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
ISBN: 9781626228832  (Seaside Publications)

Firefighters. The word ignites bold images of heroes in dust covered helmets and ash stained turnouts who defy the odds and press on in the presence of danger.

Men and Women of Valor. A dedicated brotherhood of first responders whose honor, strength, and courage overcome obstacles to save lives.

Into The Flames. Seven NYT, USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors offer romantic suspense, contemporary, historical, and paranormal tales of tough, iconic heroes who risk it all for their communities—but at the end of the day, seek the tender embrace of the one they love.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014V84EUI/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/into-the-flames/id1036986607?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/into-the-flames-3

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-intotheflamesboxedset-1881916-166.html

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/into-the-flames-boxed-set-nina-pierce/1122629151?ean=2940152264814

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LIP SERVICE is a hit! Positive early reviews

The early reviews for my new release LIP SERVICE are in; and bloggers and readers say they love the story. I’m thrilled!

I hope you’ll follow the LIP SERVICE Book Blast hosted by My Family’s Heart Promotions May 18-20 and enter to win prizes including Amazon and Starbucks gift cards and free books. The participating book blogs will be listed here.

LIP SERVICE will also be on tour with Bewitching Book Tours June 8-July 6 with numerous book bloggers. Prizes will be offered and I’ll list the participants here. I hope you’ll join us. Spread the word!

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Have you picked up your copy of LIP SERVICE yet?

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Here’s what people are saying about LIP SERVICE.

“Adele Downs weaves together a magical love story. I highly recommend.” 5 Stars ~Girl With Pen

“Love doesn’t even describe how much I enjoyed reading Ms. Downs latest. A must read.” 5 Stars ~Harlie’s Books

“A lighthearted enjoyable romance.”  4 Stars ~Lanie’s Book Thoughts

“Ahhh! Nothin’s better than to settle in with an Adele Downs sweet & sexy romance. And Lip Service is just the latest in a string of heartwarming stories from Ms. Downs.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“I’m already a fan of Adele Downs’ sweet and humorous romance novellas, and I’m a sucker for anything magical and unexplained. So with its quirky cast of characters and only-a-little-bit scary haunted house, Lip Service has become my new favorite of hers.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“Adele Downs never fails to write stories about men I love.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“This was an awesome love story and I highly recommend!” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“Adele Downs spins a delightful twisting tale of found love after great loss.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“You will love this funny and amazing romance!” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

New Release! LIP SERVICE by Adele Downs

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LIP SERVICE by ADELE DOWNS

Some ghosts won’t take “yes” for an answer.

Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.

GETTING BETWEEN JACK…

Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.

…AND HIS LEGS

Patience is not one of Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.

Available in ebook and print on demand.

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A Visit to Wellington Square Bookshop, Exton

I found Wellington Square Bookshop in Exton, PA by accident. Turns out, it’s the #1 rated bookshop of its kind in the Philadelphia region, which makes finding it a happy accident. The independent bookstore is beautifully decorated, yet provides that cozy feeling readers like me look for.

My adventure began when my husband and I went to our favorite farmer’s market in the Exton Towne Center to buy our usual meats, pasta, sweets, fruits and vegetables. Author and food blogger Marisa McClellan made an appearance to demonstrate homemade pear and chocolate jam and promote her new book Preserving by the Pint. Marisa was clearly knowledgeable and her recipe tasted delicious. (We gladly enjoyed the samples.) Wellington Square Bookshop hosted the event, so hubby and I visited the store afterward. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who also helped me with my book purchases. If you live in southeastern Pennsylvania, or plan to visit the area, stop by the Towne Center in Exton for its quaint shops and restaurants.

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Welcome!

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Yay! A coffee bar with snacks and places to sit.

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 Books line the largest room in the shop, complete with ladders!We

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 Cozy Victorian style reading area. This looks like a great meeting place for writers or book clubs!

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I took my cappuccino to go, but I’ll be back!

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For more information about independent bookstore Wellington Square Bookshop, visit their website: http://www.WellingtonSquareBooks.com

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