Long Time, No See….


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The search parties can be called off. I’m back. ūüôā ¬†I’ve missed my friends, fans and all the amazing authors who trust me to read their books and to give my honest opinions on them without bias and all of you who read my reviews and trust in what I say as well.

It would be easy to say I’m back and leave it at that, but I feel I should give some kind of explanation. As many of you know, I found out in 2014 I had Polycystic Kidney Disease, which has no cure or treatment. Only the side effect symptoms can be managed, such as High Blood Pressure. It eventually leads to Kidney failure, but in the meantime it’s very painful. ¬†Normally the disease runs in families, it’s a genetic disease. I’m of the 10% that mutated it without any family history.(Leave it to me to want to be special! lol) ¬†That being said, in January and February 2015 I had 2 surgeries to remove over 200 cysts off each Kidney. It took me a LONG time to heal from it and I never could get fully back into my job at the time. So I went through a lot of changes in a short amount of time. Finding out I had a disease that I, nor anyone I knew, had ever heard of, finding out it was incurable, back to back surgeries and realizing I was gonna have to give up a job I dearly loved. So it knocked me on my butt, physically and especially mentally.

But I’m choosing to focus on the positive and it’s taken me awhile to get to this point. I have a new job that I love so very much. I’m working with special needs people and helping them live a better life, is helping me to live a better one. I’m using¬†my story to spread awareness of a disease that affects so many, but not well known. I’ve also promised myself I won’t put pressure on myself to put out one review a day(sometimes more). ¬†I had it in my head to be a good reviewer I had to post every single day, which is pretty much impossible when you’re trying to run a review site on your own 95%¬†of the time, with a family, job, life. ¬†When Tamera, my amazing guest reviewer and friend, is doing reviews, it helps, but it’s still not realistic. So instead of being fun and a hobby, reading/reviewing became another thing that I had on my plate that was getting out of control. So instead of just cutting back, I chose to cut it out. I knew there was a good chance I was going to lose all my “fan” base, and I braced myself for it. ¬†Instead I seen people staying around on my social media platforms. You didn’t give up on me, so I knew I couldn’t give up on myself. ¬†I love reading and I love putting my thoughts and opinions out there. I can’t guarantee I’ll post all the time, but I can guarantee when I do, it will be worth the read. ūüôā

Thank you for waiting for me to come back, it means more than you know.¬†💕

~‚ô•Robin

“Dirk: A Stepbrother Romance” by Leela Ash


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I felt so out of place going to my mother’s fancy wedding on a private island. I could never dream of living a lifestyle full of so much luxury. It was all a bit overwhelming, and then I found someone I thought I could relate to. With his tattoos and muscular body, I never would have pegged him as any type of billionaire, but with the way he demanded respect from everybody in the room, I guess I shouldn’t have been so surprised to find out that’s exactly what he was. He was everything I had ever been attracted to in a man… but then I realized that he is also a total arrogant prick.

Still, for some reason I couldn’t get him out of my head. By the time I realized that he would be my new stepbrother, it was too late. I was hooked on him. I couldn’t wait to get off that island as fast as I could, but it turns out I lost my passport and couldn’t get back into the country without it. So I’m stuck here with this complete jerk, and he’s infected my thoughts like a rich, sexy, parasite. I don’t know what to do.

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Dirk

My father’s new marriage is a joke, but the one thing I’m not laughing about is my sexy new stepsister. Her curves bring out the beast in me and I have to do my best to behave. Not only is she my stepsister, but she seems a little uptight. It’s probably nothing a good time wouldn’t fix, but I have my hands full already with my work.

I’m a self-made billionaire, and I intend to keep it that way. However, a group of Russians are determined to hack into my empire and bleed me dry. I can’t let that happen, and unless I can find a way to keep my new stepsister out of my hair so I can focus on the important things, we’re all going to be in trouble. I want her so bad I can hardly think straight, but I have to or there will be hell to pay. Continue reading

“Just Desserts” Anthology by Multiple Authors


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“The Dragon’s Curse” by Victoria Zagar


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War is brewing between the Greenlands and the Summer Kingdom, despite the efforts of Lord Aidan and Prince Varion, who have been meeting in secret in an attempt to maintain peace. When war proves inevitable, Aidan offers Varion asylum, loathe to see the man he’s come to care about become his enemy.

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“A Hard Ride Home” by Emory Vargas


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But being smitten with a whore is only the beginning of Emmett’s troubles. Silver Creek is a town full of secrets and people too terrified to talk. Why does Emmett’s father, the mayor of Silver Creek, have such a strong hold on the town‚ÄĒand on Jesse? Continue reading

I send my apologies and an update…


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Hello Everyone,

As I posted in the past, I had surgeries on both of my kidneys to remove cysts caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease. ¬†There were over 200 cysts removed from each one. ¬†My first surgery was in January and almost a month later, I had my second surgery. ¬†The second surgery didn’t go as well as the first. ¬†I imagine a lot had to do with the fact I hadn’t completely recovered from the 1st one and the Dr says my fibromyalgia increases the pain. ¬†Needless to say, I was knocked on my ass, physically, mentally and emotionally. ¬†I’ve been battling pain and depression since then. ¬†I also have some test results that aren’t good. ¬†This could likely be due to my surgeries, and I’m praying to God it does. ¬†Otherwise they indicate my kidney function is declining rapidly.

On top of all that, I’m trying to get healthy enough to do my job on my own. ¬†It is a very physical job. ¬†I’m a bundle hauler for a nearby town’s newspaper. ¬†I load all the papers for my town and the surrounding rural areas. ¬†I then bring them to my town and unload them for the carriers to pick them up and deliver. ¬†So my job requires continuous throwing/loading/unloading of bundles. Thankfully I’m considered self employed, so my husband did my job(AND HIS) from January to March 25th. ¬†My daughter then took over and does my job(AND HERS). ¬†She’s still doing this because I can’t yet. My son helps as well why working his own job.

It’s so hard for me to lose my independence. ¬†They say it’s not a burden, but I know it is. ¬†How could it not be? My job is from 12:30am until 4am. ¬†Then they get a couple hours of sleep before they head off to their jobs.

I’m slowly starting to take over some of the tasks of my job and chores and home, such as laundry. ¬†But I have many days I can’t even ride in a vehicle without crying. ¬†It’s those moments I have no choice but to take a pain pill and stay home. ¬†But I AM improving and that’s the important thing.

I’ve also been trying to come to terms with the fact I have an incurable disease that normally runs in families, but my body mutated it. ¬†So I was completely blindsided by an illness I hadn’t heard of before I was diagnosed. ¬†Most don’t even know how much I’m struggling with this. ¬†Needless to say, with everything going on, I had a slight meltdown and my book reviewing was something I couldn’t handle. ¬†Just know that I am anxious to get back to normal and I truly AM sorry for my lack of interest, lack of posts, reviews, etc. ¬†I might be absent but I have no intention of disappearing for good. ¬†I love books, I love reading, meeting authors and sharing my thoughts with you. ¬†I WILL be back.(Geesh…I just channeled Arnold Schwarzenegger!! Aaaah!!!!)

I ESPECIALLY want to apologize to authors & Publicists that I’ve promised to read and review their books and have failed to accomplish this. ¬†I hope you will forgive me. ¬†My intentions are not to lead you on. When I say I can/will do it, I truly want to do it, think I can do it and plan on doing it! ¬†Then something happens that drags me down into this dark pit. ¬†I have all these amazing books that sit on my messy desk waiting to be opened and read. ¬†But I know the true disservice to you would be if I read/reviewed without my heart in the review. ¬†I really hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me and don’t lose faith in me permanently. ¬†But I know I will have to earn your trust back and I have full intentions of doing so! ¬†All I ask is you give me a chance….WHEN I’m back to myself.

I also want to thank those who have been so supportive of me and who’ve been there to pick me up when I just want to stay on the ground and weep. You give me faith that everything will be ok. So thank you…you all know who you are. ‚ô•

Sending lots of love to each and every one of you. ¬†I hope you can hang around for me a bit longer. ¬†I’m trying to make my way back as soon as possible.

Love,

Robin

“Gooseberry Island” by Steven Manchester


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David McClain was about to go to war and Lindsey Wood was there at his going-away party, capturing his heart when falling for a woman was the last thing on his mind.

While David was serving his country, he stayed in close contact with Lindsey. But war changes a person, and when he came home very little had the same meaning that it had before ‚Äď including the romance that had sustained him.

Was love truly unconquerable, or would it prove to be just another battlefield casualty?

Published January 6, 2015

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“Just Desserts” Author Reveal #2


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JUST DESSERTS: A Collection of Bite-Sized Delights presented by SecretHungers.com

 

Just Desserts is a buffet of deliciously naughty stories. These delights are as diverse as the authors who write them. It is my pleasure to reveal two of the more than twenty contributing authors to Just Desserts-debut, new, multi-published, award-winning and bestselling authors. ENJOY TODAY’S SPECIAL!

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