Tempted by … Macsbooks: Scorched Grounds by Debbie Herbert

A Little Book Problem


In the eighteen years since her father went to prison for killing her mother and brother, Della Stallings has battled a crippling phobia. Her fear only grows when her father’s released. She still believes he killed her family, but the police don’t have enough evidence to arrest him again.

When new grisly murders occur—each bearing the telltale signs that seem to implicate her father—Della begins to wonder if the real murderer is still out there. Could her father have been framed?

To find the truth, Della must face her greatest fears and doubts—not only to find justice for her family but to ensure her own survival.

Today’s Tempted By… involves me being enticed to buy not one, but two books by the same author, after reading this review on the blog, Macsbooks.

I have mentioned repeatedly on the blog before my love of books set in the South of the…

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Siren’s Call by Debbie Herbert

A perfect ranking from a Top 500 Amazon reviewer!

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Siren's Call (Dark Seas)Siren’s Call by Debbie Herbert

Lily Borsage is the ultimate siren: gorgeous, aloof and irresistible to all the men in Bayou La Siryna. All of them, that is, until Nashoba Bowman comes back to town. The Native American kid whose innocent first kiss Lily remembers fondly is now all grown-up, hot as an Alabama summer and immune to Lily’s charms. What self-respecting mermaid could resist finding out more?

But Nash has a dark history that puts any woman he loves in grave danger, and a heritage of power he isn’t ready to accept. And Lily has a secret that no mortal man can ever know. When a mysterious enemy starts menacing Lily, they will both have to risk everything and embrace their deepest destinies if they want to survive.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Debbie Herbert has done it again, bringing her readers the magic of attraction and romance…

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Siren’s Secret (Dark Seas Book 1)

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Author: Debbie Herbert

Pages: 300

Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne

Publication Date: November 1, 2013

Mermaids and a serial killer in the Alabama bayou.

Shelly Connors is a mermaid. Called a TRAB by merfolk because she is half mermaid, half human, she has lived her life not feeling welcomed on land or sea. Living with her two full blooded mermaid cousins, Jet and Lilly, in their treasure filled family home, Shelly still feels alone. While working as a swim therapist for his autistic brother, Shelly meets Sheriff Tillman Angier and sparks fly. During a night swim trying to sort out her mixed up feelings, she witnesses a serial killer dumping his newest victim. He sees her and knows that she must be his next victim. Shelly tries to find justice for the slain girl by feeding Sherriff Angier tidbits of information, but that backfires. Full of twists and turns, Shelly tries to…

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Siren’s Treasure (Dark Seas Book 2)

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Author: Debbie Herbert

Pages: 295

Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne

Publication Date: November 1, 2014

Sometimes life just won’t let you do the right thing.

Jet Borsage is the opposite of her blonde, bubbly, siren of a sister. Dark in looks and attitude, Jet is trying start over. Her ex-boyfriend has other plans. FBI agent Landry Fields hits town posing as an IRS agent fishing for information about her ex. Sparks fly  as stuffy Landry Fields starts to understand that the world is not as black and white as he once believed. Twists and turns kept me turning the pages. I stayed up until the wee hours reading because I had to know what happened next. I can’t wait for her sister Lilly’s story. I’m almost sad that there is only one more book left in this trilogy.

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Writing Advice from The Hands of God

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Artist quotes Sculptor, Antoni Azarov

I love to nag people for interviews, and annoying as I may be, some very famous people occasionally indulge me.

This was the case with world renowned sculptor, Antoni Azarov. Even though the press dub him, and I quote, an “asshole,” I’ve discovered once you get used to his intensity, he’s kind of funny in his own dry way.

Let me first tell you, I admire Azarov’s work with the gushing of a sixteen-year-old at a boyband concert. This man’s hands can make clay into a sculpture so striking that you feel uncomfortable being in the same room with it; as if it were a vessel that held a ghost, one that might want to escape its ceramic shell to jump into your living skin.

Not to say Azarov’s a realist. His sculptures are minutely distorted, just slightly exaggerated–preventing them from being exact human replicas. But the distortion is what gives the…

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Debbie Herbert takes us deeper into her undersea world with SIREN’S TREASURE

Booktalk with Eileen: Journaling a Journey -- Learning the Art of Crafting a Novel

Get to know Debbie Herbert’s undersea world of adventure and danger through this marvelous series.

23295046Title:Siren’s Treasure, Dark Seas, book 2
Author: Debbie Herbert
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 212
Published By: Harlequin Nocturne
Published Date: November 1, 2014

Synopsis: Deep in the bayou, a strange and beautiful world of merfolk exists…

Mermaid Jet Borsage never fit in with her own kind. Her dark hair and eyes set her apart from the other merfolk. Which was why she fell for the wrong man, and why she is still paying the price. One that has made her unwilling to trust any man. Until she meets Landry Fields…

Agent Landry Fields is investigating Jet’s former boyfriend, but he knows Jet is hiding something, as well. At first he believed the beauty was involved in her ex-boyfriend’s dangerous undersea excavations. But when he realizes he is falling for a real-live mermaid…

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An Undie Chronicles Flashback: “The Undie Sway”

How have I been missing all the fun? Posting this in case you’ve been missing out too. I mean, who couldn’t use a good belly laugh?

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I considered holding this “Undie Chronicle Flashback” until Throwback Thursday, but all the new members of the More Cowbell posse need it nowMany of you weren’t here when it all began but, thanks to a nifty new Microsoft product called Sway, you can feel like you were.

Set down your beverage, hitch up them underpants, and prepare for a Monday belly laugh. Here at More Cowbell, when the Undie-verse speaks…we will always listen!

p.s. For more about Sway, click here. In the meantime, enjoy going “back to the beginning”…


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Had you seen a Sway before this? What is your favorite Undie Chronicle of the first five I included? Enquiring minds love to know these things here at More Cowbell!

Happy Monday, y’all!
~ Jenny

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Author Debbie Herbert Sees Ocean Depths as an Unexplored Galaxy of Wild, Primitive Mystery and Beauty

Booktalk with Eileen: Journaling a Journey -- Learning the Art of Crafting a Novel

IMG_4886Debbie Herbert, thanks for coming over to my site today. I’d like to give our readers some idea of who you are, what you’re writing and why. I was delighted with your fantasy, meeting the shape-shifting mermaids and I look forward to the second of the series which I hope to read and review in the next couple of weeks.

How can you describe your series? 17900113

Herbert-authorphoto-228x300(pp_w149_h196)I write the Dark Seas series for Harlequin which involves a secret shape-shifting mermaid clan living deep in an Alabama bayou. The first book in the trilogy, SIREN’S SECRET, is the story of Shelly. Swimming alone at sea one night she stumbles upon a killer dumping a body at sea. A cat and mouse game ensues as each tries to discover the identity the other. Along the way, Shelly falls for the handsome Sheriff who is trying to track down the killer terrorizing…

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