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Pirates in Paradise

 
            Review by Wendi, Fallen Angels Reviews

Need a pirate? Call Captain Jack Morgan!

Jack Morgan is just the man Haley needs to protect her. Jack is the only man outside of the U.S. Marshals who knows about the dirty cop in their midst - Frank Porter told him all about it. Jack also must protect her from Ricky Rojas, called the Angel De La Morte, who is the head of a drug cartel. Jack is in the witness protection program, while Haley is running from the drug cartel who thinks she is her twin sister Jenna. Her sister Jenna was Ricky Roja's lover and love of his life, so why is he trying to kill the woman he loves? Fraught with danger and intrigue from the get-go, the fast-moving plot makes this one of the better suspense stories out there so far this year.

One of my favorite parts of Pirates in Paradise is when they had some time to kill before meeting her sister. They are visiting a museum when Jack realizes that he is starting to fall in love with Hayley. He buys her a necklace with an ancient coin on it so she can remember the time they had together. He also realizes he will do anything in his power to keep her alive, even if it means giving up his life so she can live.

Want a book you can not put down until you read every last page? Pirates in Paradise by Linn Random is just that book. I said I would read a few pages and quit for the evening; what a joke! I never stopped reading until it was over. This is a Recommended Read, and you've GOT to get this one. It's definitely a keeper that you will want to read over and over again just for the enjoyment. You'll want to totally immerse yourself in this book.

Reviewed by: Wendi

HAUNTED HEARTS
LINN RANDOM
ISBN# 0-9776955-3-0-August 2006 Sanibel Press Inc.
Paperback

Paranormal/Suspense
Rating: 5 Cups

Devin O’Shea works at Pandora’s Box where they carry lots of books on ghost.
 
Stuart Evans, the new owner of Somerset Inn, does not believe in any silly ghosts.
 
Roxy McClannahan meets Devin on the ghost tour.
 
Devin learns on the ghost tour that almost eighty years ago a 1920’s flapper girl was murdered and frigid air races through her body. St. Augustine’s most popular Ghost Tour brings people in droves in around Halloween. Somerset Inn, one of the most haunted Inns in America, is on the ghost tour. Roxy tells Devin she is the woman the tour driver mentioned being murdered. She knows Devin has waited a long time for a personal ghost experience and now she has her chance. After Roxy takes Devin on the property of Somerset Inn, Stuart informs she is trespassing. He wants his Inn removed from that blasted tour. When Roxy and Devin enlist Stuart and others on their ghost hunt, a barrage of ghosts and ghost-like weeping sounds hail from within the Inn that really spirals the stairwell.
 
Haunted Hearts ensues with gentle passion as the reader is glued to the seat of the chair almost experiencing the same ghost-like effects. Devin’s bold ways and Stuart as a warm debonair hero are refreshing characters and this reader was wrapped up in their emotions and actions. The additions of the secondary characters really lend realistic scope to the storyline. Ms. Random instills intrigue and romance in this tantalizing story. Great banter and wit, with some frightening moments, she pens a terrific read in this intense drama. Having visited St. Augustine, she definitely hits the nail on the head with a lot of things that she focuses on in the book where the reader feels the complete ambience of the area.
 
Cherokee
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Book


 

 

LIGHTS, CAMERA, MURDER BY LINN RANDOM
Suspense
182 Pages
5 Stars

Lights, Camera, Murder by Linn Random, is a spine-tingling suspense filled sensual romance. This story combines suspense with the most titillating sexual tension between the two main characters that it kept me riveted and at the edge of my seat.

Jon Maddux is the Chief of Police of the small coastal town of St. Gabrielle, Florida. When McMasters Studios decided to film their, popular reality show Murder in Florida, in St. Gabrielle, Jon was opposed. He did not want his small quiet town over run with Hollywood people and for it to become a tourist attraction; well that is, until he has the opportunity to meet Sage McCall the head of security on the production set. Will Jon be able to keep his cold “business only” demeanor? Moreover, will he allow Sage to show him that not all people in the entertainment industry are all bad?

Sage McCall is the head of security on the set of the much-anticipated Reality show Murder in Florida. Sage is one of three daughters of the famous Jack McCall, the owner and founder of a prestige’s security firm in Los Angeles. Sage is very aware of the Chief of Police’s strong dislike for the production company, and she knows the he tolerates them because he has to. When Sage has to wake him up in the middle of the night to report a murder on the production set, the last thing she expects when Jon walks onto the set is to feel this strong attraction for the gorgeously rugged Chief of Police. Will Sage be able to put aside some of these intense feelings in order to help find the killer?

Linn Random is a wonderfully talented and creative author. Lights, Camera, Murder is a story that begins with a murder on a television production set. It instantly grasps you; then keeps you riveted and guessing as to who the killer is. There is even one point when all clues lead to one person, and you, the reader think, that you got it, well then comes Ms. Random’s ingenuity to foil your solution and expose a completely different twist. Ms. Random also has the delicious ability to intertwine a heartwarming love story in the midst of this murder. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series; I hope it will be about Mallory McCall, one of Sages sisters. If you, like me love a suspense packed story, with a little romance then this book is for you. You will not be disappointed.

Dianne Nogueras
Reviewer for eCata Romance
www.ecataromance.com

 

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, MURDER
LINN RANDOM

Suspense
182 pages
Rating: 5 CUPS


Keeping on top of the security for the film set is driving Sage McCall to breaking point. It seems that someone has a grudge against the production team. She is unsure of whom to trust. Because of all the strange occurrences, the local Sheriff has become involved and Sage finds herself strangely attracted to him.

Sheriff Jon Maddux is a very private person and hates it when anything upsets his quiet life. The film crew has done just that. Now he must solve a crime that is puzzling everyone and also try to fight his growing attraction to Sage McCall. While he distrusts everyone involved in the filming, this does not stop him from trying to seduce her.

Ms. Random has delivered a story full of suspense. I absolutely enjoyed how this story was written. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. I also liked these characters: Sage, who is full of sass and just the right amount of courage, and Jon, who is the epitome of a hard-nosed, tough cop that demands things go his way-and if they do not? Well, find a place to hide while he roars. These two characters are the perfect complement to each other and a totally intriguing story.
 


I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this book and the way it was written. It kept me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next twist or turn.

Thank you very much for writing such a gripping story.

Sheryl
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Interviewer for Coffee Time Romance

 

5 Angel Review and Recommended Read from Fallen Angel

http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/February2005/Amanda-LightsCameraMurder.htm

 
Lights, Camera, Murder! immediately grabs readers’ attention and then gradually pulls them deeper as the suspense mounts. The initial murder and attack is augmented by the underlying threat to Sage. As Jon and Sage work diligently to track down the murderer, they are unaware that the murderer is tracking them. This adds tension and ensures that readers are hooked. As the events escalate, with the ever-present danger becoming more menacing, readers have to keep reading. The author compliments the suspense with entertaining secondary characters and the developing romance between Jon and Sage. I appreciate how the author accentuated the growing attraction between them without compromising their professional integrity. These are two individuals that have strengths and weaknesses, but try and do their best. Their dilemma as to what will happen once they go back to their real lives; she in California and he in Florida, will keep romance fans absorbed in the building storyline. Lights, Camera, Murder! finishes with flare and has this reviewer anticipating the next in the series, The Cold River Murders.

Reviewed by: Amanda-Fallen Angel

 

5 Unicorns Enchanted in Romance

 

Lights, Camera. Murder! is such a good book I did not want it to end. This is a page turner; Jon and Sage are very strong characters and pulled me into the story from the first page. Need to read a good book? Then pick up Lights, Camera. Murder!

 

Rondy-Reviewer for Enchanted In Romance

 


Rae Monet:

Set against the backdrop of a Reality TV Show, Lights, Camera! Murder is a fast paced romantic suspense that sizzles with a smart, sophisticated plot. This sexy thriller is filled with unique characters and snappy dialogue. The hero and heroine will draw readers into sensual romance that breaks all the rules; all the while introducing you to a villain who is complex and completely insane.  Riveting, this steamy novel presents the classic hunter-hunted plots with a masterful storyline that showcases Florida's most beautiful and most dangerous regions from pristine beaches to dark alligator infested swamps.  So huddle up with your favorite nightlight and box of chocolates; because Lights, Camera. Murder is a delicious read that will leave you breathless.

 

Rating:  4 Ribbons

As Chief of Security, Sage McCall is used to dealing with problems. On the set of "Murder In Florida", a television show being filmed in small town St. Gabrielle, problem is an understatement. Evan Davis, the lighting gaffer for the reality-based show is found dead—with an arrow protruding from his chest.

The dead gaffer is merely the first of Sage’s problems. As the daughter of legendary ex-stuntman, Jack McCall, a man who owns one of the most prominent and prestigious security firms in the nation, trouble is the one thing that his employees attempt to avoid—at all costs. For Sage, that means quickly and quietly notifying the local Chief of Police, Jon Maddux. It wouldn’t be such a chore, if not for the fact, that on their first meeting, Chief Maddux oh-so-lovingly referred to Sage as Malibu Barbie.

What follows is an edge-of-your-seat ride into the goings-on at a film set; the inner-workings and head-butting of a small town Mayor and his constituents, a neurotic director, and a studio desperate to regain its standings in the television world.

With too many suspects, food poisoning, a local infestation of sharks, and an unlikely sexual tension building between Sage and Jon, LIGHTS, CAMERA, MURDER! is a fun romp into a world of lies, deception, and insanity. Ms. Random does an excellent job of making this romantic suspense story into a mini-drama, one full of humor and sarcasm in all the right places.

I look forward to her next foray into this genre.



Jennifer Wardrip

 

The Romance Studio

A wonderful who-done-it! I was glued to the chapters and had no hint to who it was - even at the end I was surprised. I'm sure readers will be also. The author has given the readers a good story and do hope we see more of her work, She has given us a hint there will be more at the end of this one.

Overall rating: 5 HEARTS
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Louise Riveiro-Mitchell

The Romance Studio

 


April 2004

5 Stars

Maggie Colter has decided that by this time next year she will be holding her first grandchild in her arms. Since her son does not see the urgency, she decides to take the matter into her own hands; but first she must find the perfect woman to be her future daughter-in-law. On her way home one afternoon she spots Shelby MacGregor out on the street in front of the courthouse. After doing a little investigation of her own, she decides that
Shelby is the one. The question is how will Maggie get Shelby and Jack to meet, fall in love and start a family. Therein begins this enchanting tale…

The last thing Selby MacGregor, the owner of Your Cheatin’Hearts private investigation agency, ever expected was to find herself lying in the arms of the man she was supposed to be protecting. She is even more perplexed when Maggie decides to bring her into her home undercover as the famous romance writer Silver Lake. What starts as a benign case for Shelby,soon turns into finding herself attracted to and falling in love with her, client Jack Colter. When will Maaggie and Shelby tell Jack the truth? Will Jack forge them when he finds out Maggie and Shelby have lied to him?
 
The one thing Jack Colter hates more than anything in life is "lying". Jack runs the families successfulmercantile and catalog mail order busness know as Bear Creek Outfitters. Once morning on his way to work a jogger comes out of nowhre and falls right in front of his car.  The last thing he expects is for her to be a famous romance writer Silver Lake. Jack is almost instantly smitten and thrilled when his mother decides to invite Silver Lake to recuperate at hter home. Shortly after meeting Silver Lake, Jack decides to do everything in his power to win her heart,  Will Jack's love be able to help him forgive Siver Lake for lying about who she really is?

Your Cheatin’Hearts by Linn Random is fabulous story. Ms. Random demonstrates her extremely creative imagination and great sense of humor as she ensnares her readers from beginning to end. Ms. Random created the most endearing three-dimensional characters that give this wonderful book depth. This story is filled with allot of laughter, allot of love, and allot of sexual tension. You will fall in love with Maggie Colter, you feel sorry for Shelby MacGregor, you will rout for Silver Lake, and you will fall in love with Jack; even though, at the end you will want him to do a bit more suffering for being so dense. I truly hope Ms. Random will give us a peek at Maggie Colter holding her, FIRST, much sought after grandchild. I have highly recommended this book to several of my friends already. If you enjoyed Ms. Random’s Lights, Camera, Murder you will absolutely be titillated with Your Cheatin’Hearts, you will not be disappointed.


Dianne Nogueras
Reviewer for eCata Romance
www.ecataromance.com

 

Your Cheat'in Hearts - Linn Random

April 2005
Contemporary Romance
 
Hendersonville, North Carolina – Present Day
 
Private Investigator Shelby MacGregor is hired by Maggie Colter, but not for what Shelby thinks. Matchmaking Maggie wants  her son Jack Colter to hook up with Shelby, but instead tells the lovely PI that she suspects someone is following him. Shelby throws herself into the assignment, but hitting the pavement to avoid being hit by Jack’s car was not in the plan. Waking up at the hospital, she discovers that Maggie Colter has told Jack that Shelby is Silver Lake, a popular romance novelist, and convinces Jack that “Silver” must stay with them.
 
Once ensconced in Maggie’s home, Shelby/Silver begins to spend time with Jack, as he’s become enamored of her, and he takes the opportunity to show her around the area to be near her. Deciding it’s better to go along with the ruse to keep an eye on Jack, she does have a few problems to sort out. One is meeting a good friend of Maggie’s named Brad, who’s suspicious of Shelby/Silver to the point of hostility. Why is Brad that way? Is he a suspect? Shelby also has to avoid running into people she knows -- friends and foes. How long will she be able to keep the truth from Jack?
 
YOUR CHEATIN’ HEARTS refers to the name of Shelby’s agency. Her specialty is cheating spouses, but she gives into the pleadings of the sweet, elderly Maggie to follow her son. Readers quickly learn that Shelby is smart and persistent and her doggedness shows why she’s successful. When her accident happens and she wakes up to find out that Maggie is telling everyone her name is Silver Lake, she experiences twinges of guilt over the charade, but knows that it will allow her to keep an eye on Jack. You will find yourself chuckling as Shelby tries to keep her true identity a secret while doing her covert investigation.
 
Jack Colter is the successful as owner of Bear Creek Outfitters, and is well aware of his mother’s past matchmaking attempts. The handsome bachelor is not looking for a romance, but when he sees Silver Lake hit her head, his first instinct is to make sure she is okay, and his second is to get to know her better. He knows his mother is pushing Silver at him, and she acts strangely sometimes, but it doesn’t stop him from falling in love with her. I thought Jack fell in love a little too fast, but at only one hundred pages, a love interest happens quickly. Readers are also aware of what Maggie Colter is up to, so the real suspense doesn’t occur until late in the story.
 
Linn Random has once again penned an intriguing tale that blends suspense with romance. She will take you on a fabulous tour of the backcountry of North Carolina, as though you are there, too. Although readers will know right from the start what Maggie’s up to, there are soon hints of possible danger for the Colter family. In the meantime, we get to learn about Shelby, Jack, and the others around them. As for Brad’s attitude toward Shelby, it was obvious to me why he was suspicious of her. I also wondered when Shelby would finally tell Jack the truth, but fate always seemed to interfere until the climatic ending. Will he be able to forgive her and his mother?
 
Don’t miss YOUR CHEATIN’ HEARTS for a deliciously entertaining story that mixes romance, suspense, and humor.
 
Patti Fischer