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For multiple reviews per book. Each book listed is up for multiple reviews. You can join the Facebook Group HERE although it’s not required. Each book and blurb is posted below along with any other relevant information. Please email at Cyrene@UncagedBooks.com for any questions, or if you’d like to choose a book. You may take 2 books at a time, and once you’ve left a review on Amazon or Goodreads, you can choose again. At times, reviews will be chosen to be in an issue of Uncaged Book Reviews with the reviewer credited. Click the book cover to be taken to it’s Amazon page.


Scottish Historical Romance
Available in Mobi (Kindle)

1263, Scotland

Simon MacCoinneach’s vengeance runs deep. The blade is the only way to end the blood-thirsty Nordmen’s reign upon Scottish soil. His soul might be lost, but the mystical Healer he kidnaps from the isles could be the answer for his ailing mother…and his heart.

Isles-born Gwyn reluctantly agrees to a marriage alliance with this heathen Scot in return for the sanctuary of her younger brother from her abusive Norse father. Her brother’s condition is beyond the scope of her Ancient power, for larger healings steal breaths of life from her own body.

As Simon and Gwyn fight to outwit her madman father and a resentful Norse betrothed, Gwyn softens Simon’s heart with each merciful touch. Gwyn’s Seer sister foresees a bloody battle—and an end to the Nordmen—but Simon will also die. Will Gwyn save Simon on the battlefield even if it means losing her last breath?


Horror Novella
Available in Mobi (Kindle)

Maggie knows how to grieve. She’s done it so often, but now after so many losses, she’s ready for a happily ever after. Unfortunately for her, what she wants and what life has in store for her are two very different scenarios.
Follow this dark, twisty romance that will make your toes curl and your heart stop! Discover where the lines blur between love, loss, and lust.
She loves him. She loves him not. She loves him so much; she can’t let go.


Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Series Book – Standalone OK
Available in Mobi (Kindle)

Apparently, life doesn’t end when you get married.

When a couple freezes to death on a fifty degree day, Cassie is called in to investigate. The couple ran a daycare out of their home, making preschoolers the key witnesses and even the prime suspects.

Two of those preschoolers are Cassie’s youngest siblings, suggesting conditions at home are worse than she feared. As Cassie struggles to care for her family, she must face the truth about her mother’s slide into depression, which seems to be taking the entire town with it.

Then Cassie, too, is attacked by the supernatural cold. She has to think fast to survive, and her actions cause a rift between her and her husband.

No, life doesn’t end after marriage. All hell can break loose at any time.


Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Available in Mobi (Kindle)

A man sets his hopes for the future by buying into someone else’s dream.

Jack Talon is on a mission to correct his mistakes of the past. After lending money to an American professor to fund his expedition to Peru, the professor dies without repaying his debt. Jack needs that money because now his restaurant is in peril. He has high hopes that the professor’s search for Incan treasure was successful, and that the man has left him something of value. To Jack’s surprise, the professor did leave something behind, but it is not what he expected.

Eden Ramirez is called from the mountains of Cuzco, Peru to be at her American father’s side. On his deathbed, he gives her a Bible and a pouch to give to Chicago restaurant owner Jack Talon. He also assures her that the man will help her get back home. But when Eden meets the rude man named Jack, she realizes he doesn’t want to help her because of his anger toward her father. Instead, he keeps trying to push her away. Coming from another culture and a simple way of life, Eden has survived on very little while Jack has always had more than needed. Or has he? It seems the thing Jack needs most in life right now is something that cannot be bought.


Paranormal Ghost Romance
Available in PDF (all devices)

Daylan, a warlock, is being haunted, but what the ghost wants is a mystery. His magical powers bring him no closer to an answer—until he encounters Josie, a Yoga instructor.
But when she is kidnapped by an ancient Fae Warrior set on revenge, Daylan must rescue her before the rogue claims her as his own. During his quest, his world spirals out of control, and a devastating curse comes to light. Could the ghost hold the answers he needs?
Can he break the age-old curse to save Josie and their future, or will Daylan lose her forever?


Medical Women’s Fiction
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Nothing left to live for…that’s how eighteen-year-old Daisy Sugarbush feels after an explosion inflicts deep burns over seventy percent of her body, condemning her to six excruciating months in the hospital, where her pleas to stop treatment are ignored.

Blind and horribly disfigured, she wishes only to end her wretched life as soon as possible. Starvation should push her ruined body over the edge—the doctors told her as much—which becomes her game plan.

Then a new therapist, Arthur, enters her life with other ideas, but can he succeed where so many others have failed?


Romantic Suspense
Available in Mobi (Kindle)

When the body of a second young woman is found in the local marina, Detective Nick DeSalvo recognizes what appears to be the work of a budding serial killer. Called away from the scene to investigate a theft at a local business, he meets the gorgeous owner, who takes an instant dislike to the brash, brawny detective.

Savannah Edwards has it all: she’s smart, beautiful, and the owner of a successful gymnastics facility. She unwittingly crosses paths with the killer, and he sets his sights on the young blonde.

Unable to get Savannah off his mind, Nick attempts to intervene when she begins to receive anonymous gifts and phone calls. Still distrustful of Nick and the feelings he instills in her, she pushes him away.

After a third woman kidnapped from her very own complex, however, he refuses to stand by any longer. Nick and Savannah must set aside their differences—and address the intense chemistry between them—before she becomes the next pawn in the killer’s evil machinations.


Paranormal Suspense
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Wilshire, Maryland, a quaint shore town on the Chesapeake, promises Darrell Henshaw a new start in life and a second chance at love. That is, until he learns the town hides an ugly secret. A thirty-year-old murder in the high school. And a frightening ghost stalking his new office. Burned by an earlier encounter with the spirit world, Darrell doesn’t want to get involved, but when the desperate ghost hounds him, he concedes. Assisted by his new love, he follows a trail that leads to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even the Klu Klux Klan. Then, when two locals who try to help are murdered, Darrell is forced to decide if he’s willing to risk his life—and the life of the woman he loves—to expose the killers of a young man he never knew.


Contemporary Short Stories
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Life-changing moments. Impassioned encounters. Twelve stories at the crossroads of heartbreak and desire.

When a long-lost love comes knocking, a loyally wedded rancher is tempted by old passions. A bartender wrestling with sobriety is pushed to the edge by a familiar barfly. After her husband’s death, a famous composer struggles to write a single note.

From international flights to hidden grottoes and a nude beach, twelve wayward souls seek to satisfy their deepest hungers and escape their fears.


Psychic Romance/Mystery
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She can’t outrun the nightmare from her past—

Pepper Chan tried to leave the scars of her abduction behind her when she joined her current veterinary practice. However, a chance encounter with Roddy Eastman, the brother of her former best friend, leaves her shaken and desperate to keep her distance. The last thing Pepper wants to do is relive the terrible ordeal from so many years ago. Her kidnapper was never caught, and Pepper is afraid to trust anyone.

—or avoid the terrifying omens in the present.

Attorney Roddy Eastman is determined to find out why Dr. Chan wants to avoid him. He tries to convince himself that his drive to seek out answers from her is just his concern for his sister’s friend and not something deeper—like his long-standing attraction to her since high school.


Romantic Suspense
Available in PDF (all devices)

After a breathtaking journey through Iceland, Vanessa Evanston finishes her dream vacation with her two best friends in the capital city of Reykjavik—and wakes up the next morning on the ground, on a tiny island 250 kilometers north, with no memory of how she got there.

Luckily, handsome and kind-hearted local Gunnar Heimirsson stumbles upon her—unluckily, he can’t explain her mysterious journey either. Nor can anyone explain why Vanessa soon discovers “last night” actually happened a year ago, and everyone thinks she’s dead.


Contemporary Romance
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Dina Jacobs is a single librarian who has never fit in due to her off-the-charts intelligence, frizzy hair and rounder-than-socially-acceptable figure. She left her past behind until she receives an invitation to her ten-year high school reunion, and all her insecurities return.

Adam Mandel is a single corporate attorney who just missed his third deadline at his father’s law firm, the law firm where he is up for junior partner. With his reputation on the line, Adam needs all the help he can get to convince his father that he deserves the promotion.

When Dina and Adam run into each other on a deserted road, Dina thinks Mr. Flashypants can’t possibly be interested in someone like her. Adam thinks Dina is just the person to help him improve his reputation. Lies and insecurities force them to take a look at themselves. Can they trust each other to look beyond the surface?


Historical Regency Romance
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An unrepentant rogue and a desperate lady…
The Viscount of Averstone had made a bet that he would collect a kiss from Lady Adelaide Ducat. Chase didn’t have much honor, but when it came to chasing skirts, he kept his word. Besides, he’d learned long ago that had little else to offer a woman except for a few stolen kisses. But the longer he pursues the little minx, the more he can see that her brave façade hides real danger. Can he leave her to face it alone?

Lady Adelaide Ducat hated the Viscount of Averstone with a passion that sang in her blood. The man was a wretch, a rake, a rogue, and so annoying that she’d like to… well, she desperately wanted to… she ought to….kiss him until he begged for mercy. Wait. That wasn’t right. She’s got bigger problems to worry about, like what her scheming mother was planning or how she’s going to care for her dying father. She needs a husband to help her not a rogue who would only distract. So why can’t she stop thinking about how good his lips would taste?

Can a single kiss change their minds forever?


Contemporary Romance/Humor
Available in Mobi (Kindle) ARC

It started as a forbidden kiss with his best friend…

When best friends play just the tip, and things get out of control, casual sexy-time gets complicated. Now Lily is pregnant with a billionaire’s baby. No problem, except Carter’s father reveals sinister plans to marry him off to someone else.

Not so fast.

Lily, with her tattoos and piercings, is the woman who got this trust fund man’s engines revving. He’s ready to do anything to keep her. Including going home to the town he left in the middle of a scandal and fight for his independence.

Carter needs Lily to be his fake fiancé for one weekend. It’s all pretend, only hearts don’t cooperate when faking it feels so good.
Scorching kisses that feel so real. Touches that give away how Lily is falling for Carter. And looks that say he might have fallen in love, too. The kind of love that brings a rich man to his knees.

But they’re from different worlds and it will never work. Right?

Can you say royally screwed? Fitting for a crown prince, huh?

Find out how much can go wrong in two days in this edgy romantic comedy that will torture your heart in the process.


Horror Comedy
Available in Mobi (Kindle)

It was the night HE tried to go home…but got caught in THEIR drama…

It’s Halloween. Nick Roesch, a towering figure of evil and stupidity, escapes from the upstate New York mental hospital he’s been committed to for the past five years. Planning to return to his childhood home, where he brutally murdered his babysitter’s boyfriend, his plans are halted when he crosses paths with an even more terrifying beast—two high school friends with some serious beef. Caught in a battle of loyalty that has been brewing for ten years of their friendship, the two girls, Kathleen Strife and Betsy Coleman, force the feud into a savage showdown, pitting the escaped monster against each other. Who will survive this epic deathmatch, and is it totally wrong to fall in love with the murderous lunatic who just tried to kill your ex-best friend with a machete?


Contemporary Romance
Available in PDF (All Devices)

Kate Bromley loves her life. She owns her own home, teaches nutrition and gardening classes, and is developing a small business, Kate’s Kitchen. She’d spent five long years putting her ex-husband through medical school. When he finished she wanted a chance to attend college. He couldn’t understand her reasoning and told her it was a waste of time and she’d be too busy raising children for the next twenty years to bother about more schooling.


Contemporary Romance
Available in PDF (All Devices)

Is it too late to win his dragonfly’s heart?

Returning home to the Oregon town of Graciella after twelve years away, international real-estate guru Turner Brockman intends to make amends for having disappeared, then vanish again. He didn’t reckon on meeting a figure from the past he tried to escape—beautiful Lily Moreno, now all grown up and the independent, creative owner of Dragonfly Design & Construction.

Lily never expected to see Turner again and she’s determined to hide the love she’s felt for him since she was a girl, when he crushed her heart and killed her trust in men. Creating and owning the top construction company on the West Coast and being there for her friends and family are Lily’s only desires now. Except…there’s an intense chemistry between her and Turner, one she gives in to, only to harden her heart after every encounter.

Welcomed back into the beauty of Graciella and the family farm with loving, open arms, Turner falls quickly for Lily, but faces his greatest challenge yet—seducing Lily into trusting him completely. Will his intense love, patience and good old-fashioned wooing be enough to capture his dragonfly’s heart?


Western Historical Romance
Available in Mobi, epub, PDF

While society focused on her deformity, the artist saw only her perfection.

It’s 1890 and Idaho Territory is celebrating statehood. The event will draw two individuals who, like the new state, must redefine and prove themselves. While the artist, Luke Brennan, is captivated by Dawn Fairburn’s bewitching, jade green eyes and brilliant mind, the world characterizes her as less than an acceptable model of womanly perfection. Both are lacking in society’s estimation, he for his Irish heritage and she for her deformed leg, but together they may prove them all wrong. Like the new state, their combined strengths will give them the courage to step into the wilderness of their uncertain future.


Young Adult/Dystopian
Available in Mobi, epub & PDF

Nine years ago, an unknown poison called the “Red” saturated the atmosphere of the entire planet, killing off everyone except a remnant of immune survivors. Jake is a survivor, but the Red has left its mark on him, changing him in strange ways he does not understand. The answers to his questions, however, will not be found inside the gated confines of his small community.

The immune are not the only survivors. A handful of non-immune scientists and their families also escaped death by retreating inside a giant underground bunker called the Hole. Unable to breathe the outside air, the inhabitants of the Hole search for a way to fix the air.

Seventeen-year-old Paige grew up in the Hole. Its concrete hallways and chambers are all she knows. Trained as a medic, she works with her father to find a way to cleanse the atmosphere and restore the balance of nature.

Paige and Jake live in different worlds, each seeking answers that seem impossible to find. Everything changes when their lives collide in a chance encounter. Paige realizes that Jake may hold the key to defeating the Red, and Jake, in turn, realizes that Paige and her people may have the answers about where he came from and why he is what he is. With time running out, the two rush to uncover not only what the Red really is, but also the strange connection growing between them.


Contemporary Romance
Available in Mobi, ePub, PDF
Releases March 24

SOMETIMES THE PAIN OF LIFE BRINGS A NEW BEGINNING…

Widower Dominic Dunn isn’t sure what to think of his wife’s pre-planned trip for him a year after her death. It’s her effort to force him from his work desk to the coast and the peacefulness she’d found at the Carolina Cove Inn.

Innkeeper Ireland Cohen is a single mom with an impressionable son, and after the kid gets himself into trouble, Dominic offers to lend a hand. It’s the least he can do when Ireland was such a good friend to his wife after her diagnosis. 
As the hot summer days at the beach turn into breezy evenings, Ireland and Dominic find their shared memories and friendship turning into more. They’re drawn to each other, fighting an attraction neither of them want because of their pasts.
He’s only visiting, and Ireland has a strict rule about dating tourists. But as his trip draws to a close, they both wonder—is this their last goodbye?


Contemporary Romance
Available in Mobi, ePub, PDF
Releases March
17

Duty bound Earl of Harley needs his family castle restored and the last person he expects to show up to oversee the project is a self-assured, fiery-haired engineer who speaks her mind and makes his body come alive.