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Monday, May 18th, 2015

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On  May 20th, I will be stopping by 26 sites as part of my launch for Welcome to Temptation.  The book has made a splash already and has been in several of the Hot New Release lists on Amazon in its first week out. If you haven’t bought it yet Welcome to Temptation is still only 99 cents (in a special launch sale),  shop now!

 

 

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Romance Junkies Reviews HIGH ANXIETY

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

 

Kate Holly should have known

better, but she ignores her track

record and offers to cover a

colleague’s anger management

group at a local church. If she

only knew the chain of events that

an act of kindness would set off.

The night ends in near disaster

 when an elderly patient pulls a gun

on her daughter-in-law and Kate tries to disarm her.

 

 

After giving her statement, Kate goes home to her fireman ex-husband who she has been nursing back to health. So she won’t stress him out, she tells him the class went fine. Her attempt backfires when the story hits the front page of the newspaper the next morning. Angry, Jay storms out to go volunteer to fight the wildfire sweeping through drought-ridden Florida.

               

Kate’s day goes from bad to worse when her best friend and receptionist, Mona, calls her that she can’t come in because of a bad case of hives. Kate is determined to run her office on her own, but Mona calls Kate’s mother who is more than glad to help. But when Dixie turns the office on its ear, Kate breaks down and calls a temporary employment agency. What she hadn’t counted on was being sent someone more disturbed than her patients.

 

After noticing many disturbing habits, Kate discovers that the temp, Abigail, refused to put a colleague, Thad Rizer, through in regards to a patient, Kate realizes she needs to fire Abigail.  Her life becomes one high tension moment after another at that point. Is Abigail behind the stalking? Or could it be someone that Kate doesn’t even suspect?

 

HIGH ANXIETY is filled with colorful characters that are a riot to read about. Ms. Hughes has a witty way with words. The story itself will keep you on the edge of your seat. Three dimensional characters and believable situations make this a fun read. Don’t miss it!

 

 

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: CinLee 

Top Pick Review of High Anxiety from Night Owl

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

5 STARS NIGHT OWL– Kate Holly is a psychologist with a few issues of her own. She swore that she wouldn’t marry a fireman when her fireman father died in a fire when she was 10 years old. She did. She has a tendency to count to calm herself down. For things like the pencils on her desk. Kate is also impulsive and caring. That’s why she took care of her ex-husband, Jay, when he was hurt. Of course, she had planned on stopping the divorce but some how it didn’t happen. Mona Epps is Kate’s receptionist. She doesn’t have to work but does because she’s Kate’s friend. She also has a tendency to “treat” Kate’s patients while their waiting based on Dr Phil. Mona is very conscious of her looks so when she got a rash, there was no way she was coming to work. After Kate tries to run the office alone, and then, with her mother manning the front desk, Kate finally calls a temp agency. They send a temp right over, Abigail Davis. Abigail seems friendly enough but maybe too friendly. She seems to be slightly off to Kate but she can’t figure out why. Can Kate deal with Abigail until Mona can come back to work? 

Well, my summary can’t even come close to giving you an idea of all the fun things going on in this hilarious story. There is something going on from beginning to end with Kate finding herself dealing with a gun waving senior to worrying about Jay fighting a large fire in Florida to delivering a baby in Mona’s bathtub. 

 On of the best things about this story are the quirky characters. Not a one doesn’t have some sort of issue or problem which only adds to the humor. Mona while a fashion plate has a hillbilly type mother who is a midwife and healer. Kate’s mother lives with her twin sister where they make a living by turning junk into art. They also still dress alike which can be strange. Their roommate is one of Kate’s patients, a former Marine who has gender issues. 

As strange as all of these characters are Abigail is even stranger and scarier. The really weird thing is, I could actually picture all of these people and all of the situations that they found themselves in. Ms Hughes does a wonderful job describing things so you feel as if you are there and involved.  

While there is a bit of a romantic flavor to this story, I couldn’t call it a romance. There is also a mysterious element, yet it’s not exactly your normal mystery novel. What this book can be called is entertainingly funny.  This was one of those books that I just couldn’t put down. I also couldn’t help laughing as Kate goes from one interesting situation to the next bringing with her chaos and hope.  

This is the third book in a series. I haven’t read the first two yet, and that is a definite yet. I plan of finding them as soon as I can. I didn’t need to read them to thoroughly enjoy High Anxiety. I just like Kate that much. This is one series that will be on my automatic buy list and one that I can’t wait to share with my family and friends.            

                              Terri of Night Owl Reviews 5 stars

Nutcase Review- Top Pick at Night Owl

Friday, February 6th, 2009

“You will love these characters down to your soul…witty and charming and thought provoking and downright hysterical.”

By Angie at Night Owl. To read the whole review visit Night Owl.

Review of Charlotte’s New Book Nutcase- LongAndShortReviews

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

5 Book Review- Nutcase by Camellia, of Longandshortreviews. Here are some snippets: “A bevy of interesting characters, many of them emotionally challenged,”  “irreverent, and politically incorrect at times with characters saying things that many of us think but would never say aloud.”… “funny and heartwarming…NUTCASE is good therapy – prescribed for reading to relieve stress.”

To see the full review go to this page:

 http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/nutcase-by-charlotte-hughes.html 

Review of What Looks Like Crazy by NightOwl

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

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Kate is a psychologist trained to deal with everyone’s problems – it’s when her own start getting out of hand that she’s the one needing therapy. She’s divorcing her gorgeous firefighter husband Jay even though she still loves him but she can’t live with the fear that one day he won’t come home.

 Her eccentric secretary Mona Epps, who is also super rich, keeps coming up with all these wacky schemes to get more clients and thinks the solution to Kate’s problems is sex – with her yummy husband, of course. And the cherry on top – her mom and aunt have erected a sexual sculpture in her front yard and her crazy neighbor, Bitsy, is not taking it well, and that’s putting it mildly.

Between her newest client, Kevin Bosley, threatens to jump off the roof and dealing with creepy calls, Kate might just be the one really needing therapy, after all.

What Look Likes Crazy is a very entertaining and funny story. Kate’s got some crazy patients, which really spices things up. Especially George Moss with his unbuttoned shirt and vial of Nitro. Kate’s life is absolutely out of control and it makes for some funny situations. She manages to deal with all the crazy without pulling her hair out and keeps her sanity. There’s snappy dialogue and the plot is fresh and very amusing, I really enjoyed What Looks Like Crazy.

Rating: 4/5 A Page Turner, by Wendy of  Night Owl Romances

Five Heart Review of What Looks Like Crazy

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Romance Studio  wrote:

“Dr. Kate Holly is divorcing her firefighter husband because his job as a firefighter scares her. She lost the father she adored to a fire, does not want to live in fear every time Jay goes out on a fire call. Her job as a psychologist has enough challenges. She has patients who threaten to blow her up with nitroglycerin. One of them threatens to jump off the roof of her building. Her life is filled with patients sent to her by her ex boyfriend who are pretty darned crazy. Whose life is more filled with risk? Charlotte Hughes fills this story with scenarios that I believe could come right out of the office of a shrink! And Kate’s life away from the office? I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes with her mother and identical twin aunt who are famous junk dealers. And her secretary, Mona, works for free but helps to sell her boss in ways I don’t think many practicing therapists would condone! And her neighbors? Thank heavens I don’t live next to the weird Ms. Bitsy! Between the suspense and the laughter Ms. Hughes had me hooked from the first page. She knows how to get our attention and keep it. This is one of those books I could have kept reading indefinitely because of the way she builds her characters and dialogue into people we probably know and conversations we’ve had or maybe wanted to have. I think we all know some people we’d love to send to Dr. Kate for her brand of therapy or maybe to Dr. Thad, her ex, for some drugs! That makes the story even more fun. Or, maybe hits close to home when Kate thinks she’s going crazy just from being around them all day! I can almost guarantee anyone who reads this will love it as much as I do! 

Reviewer: Dee Dailey
December 5, 2008 Romance Studio