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My good friend Dana Mason has re-released newly edited and newly covered versions of her Embrace Series! If you love romantic suspense, then you'll definitely want to be checking these books out. For the first time ever they are available in Kindle Unlimited! As many of you know, I'm a HUGE fan of Dana's and have read and reviewed every one of her books. So I'm going to share the new covers, the blurb, the read inside portion of the book on Amazon and my review. I hope you'll check out these great books this weekend!

Back Blurb:

Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life--alone. 

Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. When she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well. 

Eight years later, she's settled back in her hometown and less fearful than she's ever been in her life. She's a first-grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Until one night and one brutal act of violence changes everything. 

Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go. 

Mark was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man. Now divorced, he wants something more. He's passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it. This time, he's protecting more than just another client, he's protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him. 

When Sarah agrees to let Mark help, she doesn't anticipate just how important of a role he'll play in her future or how the violence in her past will come back to threaten them both.

As an avid reader of romantic suspense I can say with certainty Dana Mason and her breakout novel Dangerous Embrace are winners! The opening page grabbed me and took me on a journey into Sarah's soul; twisted and destroyed and now dependent on one man, Mark, to protect her. What I loved about the story was the realness of the characters. There is no question that neither are perfect and Ms. Mason did an amazing job in letting us see their strengths THROUGH their weaknesses. The twists in the plot were just enough that you had to turn the page just one more time to see if you were right. Ms. Mason kept the suspense tightly controlled until the very end leaving you breathless and smiling. Dana Mason is an author to watch and I will certainly be back for the second book in her Embrace series. Kudo's Ms. Mason on a well written, captivating story written from the heart about the soul. I give Dangerous Embrace 5 cups of ridiculously hot coffee! 

Back Blurb:

A second divorce and a new baby wasn't the vision Alison Hayes had for her future. Now a single mother with two young boys, she wants to focus on her kids and what's left of her stagnant career. When Detective Johnny Rhay Bennett breezes into her life with his charming smile and country-boy accent, she's not interested. She doesn't need another man in her life, or another reason to make people talk. 

Johnny Rhay doesn't believe in love at first sight, but after a one-night stand in paradise with Ali, he can't get her out of his head. With Nashville in his rear-view mirror, he's determined to make Ali his, even if it means moving to California. Ali's not easy, and she's living on just this side of bitter after her divorce, but Johnny doesn't care. He's up for the challenge. At least, he believes he's up for it until baby Micah is stolen right out from under his nose.

When Ali's faced with her worst nightmare, Johnny is the only person who can pull her out of her despair, forcing her to stay strong and not give up hope of finding her missing child. 

Johnny has to keep it together and get that sweet little boy home safe before his dreams of having a family vanish too.

Ms. Mason is back with the second in her "Embrace" series, Precious Embrace. On the heels of a very successful debut of Dangerous Embrace she throws the reader right back into the lives of Sara and Mark. When Precious Embrace opens Ali Hayes, Mark's ex-wife, is going through a second divorce and is plenty bitter about it. Raising her new baby Micah alone, she swears off men to focus on her career. When she opens the door to an unexpected guest she comes face-to-face with her one night stand, Johnny Rhey Bennett. When she finds out he has moved to California for good she quickly informs him she is not interested in a relationship... but is she? Johnny forms a bond with Micah and becomes the father figure he needs, but that just adds to the turmoil Ali feels about him. When the unthinkable happens and Micah is kidnapped Ali and Johnny must work together to bring him home.

Once again you find yourself turning page after page asking questions like: Will they find Micah? Can Ali forgive herself? Will Ali let go of her bitterness and accept she's loved Johnny since Hawaii? And just when you think you have it all figured out Ms. Mason throws in a twist you will NOT see coming.

Ms. Mason so artfully puts you in the lives of Ali and Johnny you can almost feel sweet Micah in your arms and then the emptiness when he is gone. By the time the last page is turned you will have the answers you seek, a deeper understanding of the pain of losing a child and the euphoric feeling of new love.

You don't want to miss the second in the Embrace series. I give it 5 cups of sweeter is better than bitter cups of coffee! 

Back Blurb:

The Past...
As childhood sweethearts, Brian and Melissa's plans were simple: finish school, get married, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, life didn't go as planned. Melissa went away to college, and Brian married her best friend.

The Present...
Seventeen years have passed and Brian's stable family life has come crashing down around him. His wife's a cheater, his teenage daughter is hiding things from him and Melissa is back in town to remind him of what he lost all those years ago.
Melissa's returned home, ready to forgive and focus on her future, but that all changes the day she gets a desperate phone call from Brian's daughter, Erin. Thrown back into Brian's tumultuous life, Melissa struggles to move beyond the pain of his broken promise.

The Future...
While working together to save Erin from the evil web she's caught in, Melissa and Brian fight to fix the past or face losing each other all over again.

Broken Embrace, the third installment to the Embrace series is a tumultuous trip down memory lane for Brian and Melissa. Memories neither know how to deal with. When Melissa left for college 17 years ago Brian promised he'd wait for her and they would have a happily ever after. Then circumstances arose and Brian married Melissa's best friend Julie. Now a top detective in the police force, and father to a son and daughter, Brian is living his own happily ever after. That is until he finds his wife with another man. Desperate and distraught Brian confronts his wife, only to lose her in a tragic accident.

Melissa returns to town determined to put the past, and Brian behind her and start her future fresh. When she is drawn into a situation with Brian's daughter, Erin, that hope comes crashing down and she finds herself wondering, what if. What if Brian hadn't broken his promise to her and they had spent the last 17 years together. What if Brian could be hers again? What if Erin and Cody were her children?

When Erin's situation escalates Brian and Melissa work together to protect her from the grips of evil. Melissa is faced with helping Brian restore peace to his family, a family she wants to be part of. The only question is, can she forgive him for breaking her heart so many years ago, and can she trust him to not do it again?

Broken Embrace is a truly heart wrenching, suspenseful, insightful addition to the Embrace series that will keep you saying 'Just one more chapter' until the book is done. Nicely woven into the story are updates on the characters from the previous books and hope for an Embrace #4! Don't miss this well rounded romantic suspense, and find out for yourself if Melissa finds her happily ever after! I give Broken Embrace five cups of 'good thing I had enough coffee' to keep me awake until the end! 

Dana Mason is happily settled in a small valley amongst the California grapevines with her husband and three children. Author of the romantic suspense, Embrace Series, she's written about a group of friends from Northern California who learn just how short life can be when you don't hold on to what's important. Second chances don't come easy...but sometimes love is worth the risk. 

When not writing, Dana specializes in professional development and training. She's also a board member on the local Art's Council and does what she can to support the art community.

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