Book Review: The Deep of the Sound: A Bluewater Bay Novel by Amy Lane

The Deep of the Sound:
A Bluewater Bay Novel

by Amy Lane

Cal McCorkle has lived in Bluewater Bay his whole life. He works two jobs to support a brother with a laundry list of psychiatric diagnoses and a great-uncle with Alzheimer’s, and his personal life amounts to impersonal hookups with his boss. He’s got no time, no ambition, and no hope. All he has is family, and they’re killing him one responsibility at a time.

Avery Kennedy left Los Angeles, his family, and his sleazy boyfriend to attend a Wolf’s Landing convention, and he has no plans to return. But when he finds himself broke and car-less in Bluewater Bay, he’s worried he’ll have to slink home with his tail between his legs. Then Cal McCorkle rides to his rescue, and his urge to run away dies a quick death.

Avery may seem helpless at first, but he can charm Cal’s fractious brother, so Cal can pretty much forgive him anything. Even being adorkable. And giving him hope. But Cal can only promise Avery “until we can’t”—and the cost of changing that to “until forever” might be too high, however much they both want it.

Customer Reviews (excerpts)

5 Stars     Fishing on the Puget Sound reviewed by PansyPetal
Avery and Cal developed a lovely romance. The author did a very nice job developing these characters, giving each of them very different, but equally traumatic, challenges to overcome before they could have their happy ever after. This couple spent a bit of time just talking and getting know one another, supporting each other in some of their daily life drama. It made for a nicely paced, enjoyable story.
5 Stars     The Deep of the Sound, (A Bluewater Bay Novel) reviewed by Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Hurrah, more Bluewater. I love this series, each author puts their own style to the series, but the connection to the main story is always clear. Amy is an author new to me and I loved this book and will look out for more from her. Its a really enjoyable read, marrying romance with a story that’s full of sadness and drama, tenderness and emotion, problems and solutions and ending in a HEA – my favourite. It’s not necessary to have read other books, as with each in this series it’s a standalone read.
5 Stars     Creative Deeds Reads Review  reviewed by creativedeeds 
4 1/2 to 5… tears… All the feels and so much to love…

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June is LGBT Pride Month

No Turning Back, Book 3 The Liliana Series, by Neva Squires-Rodriguez Now in Print and All Ebook Editions!

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No Turning Back

Book 3 of the Liliana series

by Neva Squires-Rodriguez



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No Turning Back

Book 3 of the Liliana series

by Neva Squires-Rodriguez


For Liliana, the devastating secret she learns pushes her to search for answers from her father, El Jefe. He is one of the most hated men in South America and eventually, Liliana sees him for the person who he really is.

Fleeing her father’s extreme lifestyle, she soon runs back into the arms of her husband, Antonio Valencia, Jr., and in spite of the rocky road in their past, Liliana is able to forgive Antonio and move forward, enabling her to take the bold steps necessary to reclaim her life.

Despite everything that she’s been through, nothing can prepare her for the tragedy that will come of her relationship with her father… or the priceless opportunity that will come from it, in this third book of the Liliana series.


Liliana is my hero!

reviewed by Morgan Felter

This review is from a gifted ebook reviewer copy.

“Liliana has come such a long way through the series, and with each book, her growth and maturity amazes! This is an author to watch, and I am excited to see the next story from Neva Squires-Rodriguez.”

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Meet VHP Author Charmaine Gordon this Saturday, February 7

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come to the Palisades Mall this Saturday the 7th from 1-4 p.m.
Romance at Barnes & Noble in preparation for Valentine’s Day

Vanilla Heart Publishing Author Charmaine Gordon writes books  about women who Survive and Thrive. Her motto is take one step and then another to leave your past behind and begin again. Six novels and many novellas and short stories later, she’s always at work on the next story.

Hudson Valley Romance Writers of America

Author Signing
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, get a personally signed romance book for that special someone. Featured authors include, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst, Elf Ahearn, Heather Thurmeier, Ruth A. Casie, Deserie and Charmaine Gordon.
Saturday February 07, 2015 1:00 PM

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Malcolm R. Campbell Brings Back Jock Stewart



Warm up your winter chill with Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire

by Malcolm R. Campbell

NEW Expanded 2nd Edition!

Mainstream humor with a dash of mystery… A throwback to Hollywood’s film noir reporters, Jock Stewart is out of touch with the looming world of digital journalism.

While he goes out of his way to mock those in authority by pretending to kowtow to them, he admits he does his best work by “being an asshole. A mix of Don Rickles and Don Quixote, Stewart is the man for the job when the skirts are up and the chips are down…

Hard-boiled reporter Jock Stewart wakes up on the morning after the Star-Gazer office party with a hangover and an old flame in his bed and he cuddles up with the mayor’s wife in the back seat of a 1953 Desoto. Between these defining moments, he investigates the theft of the mayor’s race horse Sea of Fire and the murder of his publisher’s girl friend, Bambi Hill.

Stewart discovers the truth for his news stories via an interview style based on lies, pretense and audacious behavior…


Small town hi-jinks delivered with healthy doses of sarcasm and wit.  Jock Stewart is like Guy Noir freed from the confines of public radio.  A must-read for anyone who likes their sleuths hard-boiled, their women salty, and their plots with as many twists and turns as a plate of the Purple Platter Diner’s spaghetti. ~ Nancy Whitney-Reiter




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