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Brandi Salazar

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Everything I read, watch on TV, and music. Lots and lots of music.

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About this author

Brandi Salazar started writing poetry, short stories, and novels at a very young age, weaving tales to share with her friends that were geared toward making them laugh. Today her writing habits reflect that, ranging from mystery/suspense/thriller to paranormal and YA romance, and no matter how different her works may be, you can always find a healthy dose of action, romance, and humor. Under the pen name J.C. Valentine, she also writes erotic romance fiction.

A longtime resident of Ohio, Brandi lives with her husband, three children, a dog and five cats that keep her very busy. She holds a degree in Business and has plans to continue her education so she can one day become an editor to authors everywhere. When she isn’t crafting her next no...more

Hey, all!

I have been struggling with this decision for a while now, but I have finally decided that I will be moving the blog to my website. Now that I am writing more books focusing on my career, I find that I have little time or focus to maintain this blog. So, in order to simplify my life a bit, any and all posts will be made on my website instead.

I will leave this blog up. I repeat: I WILL... Read more of this blog post »
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Addicted to Magic (Addicted...
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Spring Cleaning
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Darkness & Lies (Brotherhoo...
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Buried Secrets
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A Warrior's Betrayal (Broth...
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Midnight Masquerade
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A Flash of Inspiration: A C...
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Spring Cleaning (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 25, 2012 06:10PM
Description: This is an excerpt from the beginning of Spring Cleaning. Sometimes, relationships can be deadly. Terri thought she was marrying a strong, loving man, only to find that beneath that handsome face lies something cold, brutal, and dangerous. After years of abuse, Randy takes things a little too far, and Terri finally summons the courage to take matters into her own hands and make her escape. But freedom comes at a price. Forging a new life, Terri tries to forget her past, but she can't help looking over her shoulder at every turn. When prison bars can no longer hold Randy, and her past comes knocking, Terri finds that the strength to trust again may be her only salvation.
Addicted to Magic (Drama)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 09, 2012 01:14PM
Description: Now available! Jessica comes from a long line of witches, and using magic is a responsibility that isn't to be taken lightly. This is a lesson that is well-known in their world. Only problem is, Jessica has always had a bit of a tough time following them. Since her parent's split and her and her mother's dive into poverty, the only things she has left are her best friend, Amber, and her magic, which yields interesting side effects that tend to offer more trouble than good. When she starts dating the handsome Trent, Jessica has a tough time reigning in her magic. Even worse, she's pretty sure there's more to his boy next door exterior. But everyone has secrets, right? And what you don't know won't kill you. At least, that's what she's telling herself.
Darkness and Lies: A Brotherhood Novel (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 16, 2011 05:06PM
Description: Cheyenne is on a mission to solve the myths and legends of the world and her most recent hunt has brought her and her teammates to Iceland where, up on a mountain top lies a legend so great that, if true, could thrust them into the spotlight making all of their dreams come true. Erias, charged with protecting the world from flesh hungry demon spawn is the eternal guardian to The Gate and is on a mission to stop her at any cost. When the two meet, sparks fly and life as they know it will never be the same.
Cottage House (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 03, 2011 06:42AM
Description: Kati and Tom venture into the small town of Findlay for a little R and R, but what they get is a lot more than they bargained for. Cottage House is hiding a sinister secret that Kati is determined to uncover. But will she like what she finds?
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That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine

Piper Donovan needs a job - bad. She's running on fumes and if she doesn't get this job, she's done for - no choice but to head back to Alaba... " Read more of this review »
Knockout by J.C. Valentine
" i freaking love this at first i thought Jamison was going to be a player player but he is dedicated to Alyson & his fighting I am in total lust with Jamison i cant wait to find out what happens in book 2 ready to get this party started "
Knockout by J.C. Valentine
" This book was so fantastic. The characters in this book come from a back ground that is harsh. Warning this book does deal with abuse on a small degree. With that the author did a great job of getting you involve with the characters that you feel... " Read more of this review »
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“I furrowed my brows at him. What was so amazing about a stick? I could pick one up outside on the way to the car.

“Let me guess, you’re Harry Potter and this is the school of Hogwarts. If I say Lumos will it light up?”
Brandi Salazar, Faerie Tales: The Misfortune of a Teenage Socialite

“He had to get inside. It was essential that he know everything, the routes she took, her schedule, and the lay of the land.
The silver moon glowed overhead, mocking him. Somewhere in the trees an owl hooted its laughter at his failure.

Randy--from Spring Cleaning--Coming Summer 2012”
Brandi Salazar, Spring Cleaning

“Virginia screamed, grabbing for the door handle and nearly throwing herself from the moving car.

James swerved to the side of the road, slamming on the brakes before she killed herself trying to escape. As it was, she flung herself from the car, falling to her knees and scrambling to her feet. Then she ran. Took off like a bolt until she rounded the bend and disappeared from view.

'Way to go, slick,' AJ said snarkily, climbing into the front seat. 'You ran her off.”
Brandi Salazar, Buried Secrets

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know how to.

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.

Try to be better than yourself.”
― by William Faulkner

“Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.”
― -Paris Hilton

“The staircase that was revealed was lit with a soft red glow.
I feel like I'm walking down into a porn movie," V muttered as they took the steps with care.
Wouldn't that require more black candles for you," Zsadist cracked.
At the bottom of the landing, they looked left and right down a corridor carved out of stone, seeing row after row candles with ruby color flames.
I take that back," Z said, eyeing the display.
We start hearing chick-a-wow-wow shit," V cut in, "can I start calling you Z-packed?"
Not if you want to keep breathing.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Avenged

“Take off your coat."
"Excuse me?"
"Take it off."
"I want it off."
"Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won't affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you. [Vishous to Jane]”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

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message 37: by Alshia

Alshia Delores Moyez Thank you for accepting my friend request, Brandi! I'm from Michigan as well xD

message 36: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Sure Thing, C.L. And thank you for friending me. It's always nice to connect :)

message 35: by Daisy

Daisy Honeywell Hi Brandi!! Thanks so much for your friendship and for your great message!! Have a great evening and and an awesome reading!! Take care, Daisy!!

message 34: by Laura

Laura Hi Brandi! Thanks for the friend invite. Looking forward to book gossiping with you. Happy Reading & Writing! :)

message 33: by Wade

Wade Nice to meet you:) Thanks for the add!

message 32: by ♥Kel

♥Kel Thank u so much 4 adding me!
check out my romance story!

message 31: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Anytime, Christine! And thanks for being mine :)

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 29: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Hi Lucinda,

Thanks for accepting! Always nice to converse with someone who likes books as much as I do!

message 28: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Brandi,
I would like to thank you for the unexpected but lovely friendship request here on Goodreads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people both authors and readers. Thank you so much! x

message 27: by Midu

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!

Leaundra Oye! Brandi, Thanks for the add....Take care...Leaundra

message 25: by Lucy

Lucy Thanks for adding me as a friend :)

message 24: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Brandi.

Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) Thanks so much for friending me!

message 22: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Hi Fathima, no problem. And thanks for the compliments! Can never get enough of those!

message 21: by Fathima

Fathima Hey Brandi , thanks for adding me up . Nice to meet you :D ... Lovely book covers and they sound interesting too !!

message 20: by Karen

Karen Tyrrell Hi Brandi,
Thanks for friending.
Check out my #5 signed book Giveaway for ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness,a teachers recovery from parent harassment and mental illness.
My memoir of HOPE
Karen :)

message 19: by Jillian

Jillian Peery Hi Brandi! Thanks for the add!

message 18: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Brandi, thank you for the friend request! (=

message 17: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Thanks, VampireNovelFan! I will definitely check that out :)

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Brandi! If you ever need a Paranormal/Urban Fantasy fix then I recommend you check out my blog! I hold giveaways for great series for my followers:

Happy reading!

message 15: by Robert

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Brandi.

message 14: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Hi Becca. Absolutely, I look forward to the convos to come :)

message 13: by Becca

Becca Thanks for ur friendvite....look forward to chatting books both yours and others!

message 12: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Anytime Tamara!

message 11: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Brandi and thanks for your friendship~! :)

message 10: by Brandi

Brandi Salazar Jessa, Haha! That's quite all right. I have been known to partake in that activity too. Probably why I am so tired all the time lol

message 9: by Jessa

Jessa Callaver Thanks for the friend request Brandi. :) Sorry it took a while - have been toiling over a work in progress. Self-flagellating, Truly Exhausting! lol


Brandi Salazar Thank you!

message 7: by Nely

Nely Cab Thx for the add, Brandi!
-Nely Cab

Brandi Salazar Anytime! Thank you for accepting, Jill!

message 5: by Jill

Jill Thanks for the friend invite, Brandi!

Brandi Salazar lmao, I consider it not to be freakish, but dedicated.

message 3: by Holly

Holly Hood Your reading speed is bordering between freakish and highly impressive. But I am glad to see it regardless haha.

Brandi Salazar IDK, I guess I like to keep you guessing ':O lol, I'll see what I can do.

message 1: by Holly

Holly Hood Why don't you log your progress of the books you read? I like seeing your progress.

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