Kelly Moran

Reviewer Kelly Moran  Kelly is an author of several published books, recipient of an Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement, was inducted into the 2006 Who's Who Book of Americans, a Finalist in the 2008 Best Books Awards, and a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Book Awards.  She is an active Romance Writers of America member and is a former staff writer for Poetic Monthly Magazine.

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Author:  Lisa Dale
ISBN: 9780446406901
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

An engaging and bittersweet story- not to be missed!

Author: Ginny Christensen
Illustrated by: Sandy DiLeo
ISBN: 978-1-936046-43-0
Publisher: Mirror Publishing

Princess Andrea’s Birthday Surprise, is a sad, sweet, and memorable story for children.

Author:Denise Skelton
ISBN: 9780979087738
Publisher: First Chance Publishing

This book just failed to deliver and wasn’t for me

Author: Christina Berry
ISBN: 9780802447319
Publisher: Moody Publishers

Trust me when I say that this was a very well-written, engaging, and bittersweet story- one in which shouldn’t be overlooked

Author: Shannon K. Butcher
ISBN: 9780446510295
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Author:  Kate Perry
ISBN: 9780446541015
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Chosen by Desire is another winner by Kate Perry, and one not to be missed by paranormal romance fans!

Author: Marilyn Brant
ISBN: 9780758234612
Publisher: Kensington Books

Mostly, Jane Austin fans will revel in this modern day unique twist on a classic, as well as learning interesting facts about Jane herself. There is just enough mystery of ‘why’ to keep you guessing, and the ending is thoroughly satisfying. This was a truly, irrevocably inspiring novel

Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan
ISBN: 9780778327196
Publisher: Mira Books (Harlequin)

This book ended with a bang and not a whimper

Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan
ISBN: 9780778327189
Publisher: Mira Books (Harlequin)

Very well-paced, the plot flowed smoothly, without any dead spots. The setting, which is the Boston area, was laid out beautifully. Most of all, you won’t be disappointed by the “real killer.”  Recommended!

Author: Marliss Melton

ISBN: 9780446509275
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

The author’s military past made for an accurate and fast-faced thrill read with this book

Author:  Michelle Rowen
ISBN: 9780446505857
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

I don’t get to say this very often, but Michelle Rowen is truly a unique voice in this genre. It is no wonder at all how she has gained such a large following or won as many awards

Author: Susan Kearney
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Steamy, intense, and sometimes hilarious- I very much look forward to the two other books in this series and where she goes with it. Recommended!

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney
ISBN: 9780316013567
Publisher: Little, Brown (Hachette Book Group)

As always, Jerry Pinkney delivers a stunning and beautifully illustrated story. Highly recommended!

Author: Holly Hobbie
ISBN: 9780316166881
Publisher: Little, Brown (Hachette Book Group)

The illustrations were just beautiful and engaging. A delightful and insightful book.

Author: Karen Rose
ISBN: 9780446538343
Publisher: Grand Central (Hachette Book Group)

Karen Rose never disappoints. Flawed, flesh-and-blood characters and power-house endings are always in store from this talented writer

Author: Angela Lam Turpin
ISBN: 9781926704104
Publisher: Eternal Press

I appreciate what the author tried to do with this book, having a vampire clueless to the human way of life, and only knowing the forest as home

Author: Suzanne Davis Marion
Illustrated by: Marj Hales
ISBN: 9781439231654
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing

 This book, targeted for girls 3-8, is a brilliant exploration of colors and problem solving for young children.

Author: Gloria Mallette
ISBN: 9780967878935
Publisher: Gemini Press

I’m giving this three out of five stars and would recommend for mystery/suspense fans.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
ISBN: 9780743294294
Publisher: Atria Books (Simon & Schuster, Inc.)

Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner, is a riveting portrayal of friendship, love, family, loyalty, and betrayal. A guaranteed laugh and cry! 

Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan
ISBN: 9780778327172
Publisher: Mira Books (Harlequin)

Prime Time, by Hank Phillippi Ryan is a fascinating glimpse into journalism, an intriguing mystery, and a sweet romance, with sassy, but loveable characters, amidst a laugh-out-loud dialog to liven any mood.

Author: Rita Herron
ISBN: 9780446199483
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Rita Herron's  Dark Hunger is another winner for her fans and a fine welcome into the paranormal romance genre.

Author: Angela Lam Turpin
ISBN: 9780595530915
Publisher: iUniverse

If you are a Chick Lit fan or are interested in learning about real estate, this is a recommended read.

Author: Sandra Hill
ISBN: 9780446535779
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

So Into You, by Sandra Hill, delivers a punch packed with true southern charm, romance, and fun-filled hilarity.

Bookpleasures' Reviewer and Author Kelly Moran Interviews Herself. To read what Kelly has to share with us CLICK HERE

Author: Diana Holquist
ISBN: 9780446197052
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

How to Tame a Modern Rogue, by Diana Holquist, is a wild, wacky, grand flee from reality.

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
ISBN: 9780446406932
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

To Beguile A Beast, by Elizabeth Hoyt, is another poignant and piquing tale of love and loss and beginnings again.

Review: Bound to Please

Author: Lilli Feisty
ISBN: 9780446541923
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Bound to Please, by Lilli Feisty, is a scorching hot, irresistible, sinfully satisfying read.

Author: Kate Brady
ISBN: 9780446541527
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

One Scream Away, by Kate Brady, is one heck of a break-out book from a talented emerging author.

Review: A Knight’s Quest

Author: Anna Chaput
ISBN: 9781608362943
Publisher: Publish America

An evil sorceress, fate-crossed lovers, commanding magic, and a bonding friendship on an adventurous quest- What’s not to like?

Review: My Forbidden Desire

Author: Carolyn Jewel
ISBN: 9780446178242
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

My Forbidden Desire, by Carolyn Jewel, is a taunting, tormenting, and sizzling tale- A must read for paranormal romance lovers.

Review: A Hint of Wicked

Author: Jennifer Haymore
ISBN: 9780446540292
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

A Hint of Wicked is a clever, provoking, and steamy story from an upcoming author to keep your eye out for!

Review: How to Score

Author: Robin Wells
ISBN: 9780446618427
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

How to Score will have you laughing out loud, forgoing your outside life to pursue reading, and rekindling your love of romance again.

Author: Annie Solomon
ISBN: 9780446178440
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

One Deadly Sin is a well-written, enthralling, and fascinating read- One that won’t disappoint from this rising author!

Author: Todd Parr

ISBN: 9780316019859

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Hachette Book Group)

The I Love You Book is a children’s picture book targeted for birth to four years of age. Going through the motions of parents saying “I love you when”, and fitting it into scenarios throughout the day.

Review: All of Me

Author: Lori Wilde

ISBN: 9780446502054

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

The wedding veil and back-story was cute, adding just a bit of fairy tale without over-doing it.

Author:: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrator: E.B. Lewis

ISBN: 9780316033824

Publisher: Little, Brown and Co. (Hachette Book Group)

Author Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the author of the children’s book, I Love My Hair, and author of the adult books, Girl in the Mirror and Testimony. She is the winner of the 1999 Black Board Children’s Book of the Year, amongst other awards. She resides in New York.

Author: Larissa Ione

ISBN: 9780446400985

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Larissa's Ione 's Desire Unchained is a raw, edgy, and enthralling read- Sure to scorch every inch of you.

Author: Sandra Magsamen

ISBN: 9780316003896

Publisher: Little Brown Books (Hachette Book Group)


Beautifully illustrated and simply told, it is a must have!


Review: Seducing A Scottish Bride

Author: Sue-Ellen Wellfonder

ISBN: 0446195294

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

If you are seeking a one-of-a-kind romance, full of action and steam, pick up Seducing a Scottish Bride, by Sue-Ellen Wellfonder!

Trouble in High Heels, by Leanne Banks

ISBN: 0446611743

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Trouble in High Heels, by Leanne Banks, is a hilarious and zesty story, filled with heart and vigor.

Author: Ginny Christensen

Illustrated by: Sandy DiLeo

ISBN: 9780982110102

Publisher: Booklocker

A delightful story. The illustrations are just glorious, capturing the attention and drawing you in.

Author: Kelley St. John

ISBN: 044661923X

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Flirting With Temptation, by Kelley St. John, is a sassy, mischievous, laugh-out-loud book…And not to be missed.

Review: Kill For Me

Author:  Karen Rose

ISBN: 9780446510301

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette Book Group)

Author Karen Rose is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winner. Other titles include: Nothing to Fear, Count to Ten, You Can’t Hide, Die For Me, Scream For Me, Don’t Tell, I’m Watching you, Have You Seen Her, and I Can See You- coming out in August 2009. When she’s not writing, she’s practicing for her next karate belt test. Karen resides in Florida with her husband, (an avid fisherman), and her two daughters, (who also like to write).

Review: Seeing Red

Author: Susan Crandall

ISBN: 0446178578

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Author Susan Crandall lived in Chicago and worked as a dental hygienist before pursuing her writing career. This title, Seeing Red, follows other titles: Pitch Black, A Kiss in Winter, On Blue Falls Pond, Promises to Keep, Magnolia Sky, The Road Home, and Back Roads. She resides in Indiana with her husband and two children.

Review: Marked By Passion

Author: Kate Perry

ISBN: 0446541001

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Author, Kate Perry’s book, Marked By Passion is listed as part of The Guardians of Destiny Series, with Chosen by Desire set for release in February 2010. She has other titles in contemporary romance; Project Date and Project Daddy. Kate Perry is a 7th degree black belt Kung Foo San Soo and collects swords. She resides in San Francisco, California with her love, Nate.

Author: Julia Harper

ISBN: 0446619183

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Author, Julia Harper grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, then went to college at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she majored in anthropology and took Shakespeare classes for fun. Julia now resides in central Illinois. This title, For the Love of Pete, follows her other title, Hot.

Author:  Lisa Dale

ISBN:  0446406899

Publisher:  Forever (Hachette Book Group)

I am impressed with Simple Wishes, by Lisa Dale. Admittedly, I haven’t heard her name before doing this review, but I won’t hesitate to recommend her. Simple Wishes and Seeds of Affection are her two titles, though I am unsure which came first. Lisa Dale grew up in rural Northwestern New Jersey before attending McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. She worked briefly in publishing before going back to school to get an MFA in fiction at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Lisa resides in New Jersey with her boyfriend.

Review: Demon’s Hunger

Author: Eve Silver

ISBN: 0446618934

Publisher: Forever, (Hachette Book Group)


Eve Silver is a best-selling author, with this book, Demon’s Hunger, following her title, Demon’s Kiss. Eve Silver holds two post secondary degrees. She teaches microbiology and human anatomy at a local college. After school she returns to romance, having found her own happily-ever-after with her husband and two sons.

Review: To Seduce A Sinner

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

ISBN: 0446406929

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

I was very much surprised by how much I enjoyed To Seduce A Sinner, by Elizabeth Hoyt.  Elizabeth Hoyt is a USA Today best-selling author of historical romance. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name, Julia Harper. This book follows her other titles: The Serpent Prince, To Taste Temptation, The Leopard Prince, and The Raven Prince, with To Beguile A Beauty coming soon. Elizabeth Hoyt resides in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and three dogs.

Author: Lani Diane Rich

ISBN: 044661825X,

Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)

Summing up Wish You Were Here, by Lani Diane Rich, in one word is endearing. Lani Diane Rich is a best-selling author, with such titles as: Crazy in Love, The Comeback Kiss, Maybe Baby, Ex and the Single Girl, and Time Off For Good Behavior. She resides in New York with her family.

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