Monday, May 30, 2016

The End of an Era, RT Book Reviews Magazine Goes Digital

The End of an Era

On Friday I received not only mine, but the very last print edition of RT Reviews Magazine. I’ve had the privilege to review for them since 2011.
I have always reviewed single titles and will continue to for the digital edition but after a few months I took on reviewing the Harlequin Presents series and the next year I took the Special Edition series too and I kept them both until it just got too much and I had to give up the Presents novels last year. Not only will the magazine now be only available in digital format but they’ve also decided to eliminate all the Harlequin series reviews.

Many of the authors I reviewed in the magazine became much more than a name on the title page, some are on-line and a few have become personal friends. I hated that I was under strict orders not to say anything but its now out in the open and everyone knows the score and I’m happy to say that even though RT has decided to delete them from the digital magazine The Reading Frenzy will each month feature at least the entire Special Edition series and hopefully I’ll be able to feature two series each month.

On July 19th, which is when the August SE series releases The Reading Frenzy will showcase the entire series and review Her Maverick M.D. by Teresa Southwick.

The Harlequin series line remains crazy successful because they appeal to such a wide audience range. They’re easy to read are written for every type of romance fan and perfect for commuters, weekend readers and especially those for whom an HEA is a MUST.

So enjoy the new monthly feature and be sure to stop by and support all the Harlequin series and the authors who write with such passion and heart. And like I always say Harlequin Makes the World go Round so Here Here to HQN!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Interview with Tamar Cohen - The Fallout

Today I'm happy to be bringing back Tamar Cohen, she was here last year to talk about The War of the Wives and today she's back sharing some things about her new 5-31-16 release, The Fallout. Once you read the premise and enjoy our chat I know that like me this book will be on your buy list!

ISBN-13: 9780778317562
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 05/31/2016
Length: 352pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


When close friends split, take care whose side you're on…
Dan and Sasha are Josh and Hannah's closest friends, and lately they all seem to spend more time with each other than they do apart. But cozy weekends together quickly dissolve into a bitter game of tug-of-war when Dan utters three treacherous little words: I'm leaving her.
Dan fully expects Josh to defend his choices—and that includes welcoming the sexy young model he's suddenly dating. Meanwhile, Dan's soon-to-be-ex-wife Sasha is devastated—dangerously so—by his betrayal, and she leans heavily on Hannah for support. Though Josh and Hannah try desperately to avoid the fallout of their friends' battle, they're quickly engulfed by the poisonous fog of attack lawyers, ugly accusations and untimely revelations. Soon they're suffocating in Dan and Sasha's secrets…and their own.
Darkly witty and utterly chilling, The Fallout exposes the volatile nature of divorce—and the new lovers, obsessions and broken relationships that are left in its wake.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

** GIVEAWAY** Second Hand Sinners by Genevieve Lynne Blog Tour - Sponsored by Author's Pal tours

Today is my stop on the Second Hand Sinners by Genevieve Lynne Blog tour-Enjoy the stop and enter the contest at the end!

About the Book:

In Bokchito, Oklahoma, you know everyone and trust no one… Emily Matthews swore she’d never expose her son Jack to her dysfunctional family that sent her running from Bokchito at only seventeen. The sins of her past still haunt her, but when her brother lands in jail, she has no choice but to go back and face her old demons. Miller Anderson has never forgotten about the girl who ran out of his life thirteen years ago… And with the secret he’s keeping from Emily, he knows he most likely never will. But when his daughter Abby plays matchmaker to set him up with his lost love, he can’t resist the resurgence of emotion that has them reliving their high school glory days. Evil has a way of waiting for what it wants… Just when Emily and Miller discover their old flame hasn’t died, they learn another fire has been smoldering in Bokchito. Her family’s long line of sins, kindled with a generation-old grudge, ignites when Emily discovers the truth about Miller’s daughter and is forced to choose between protecting Miller’s secret and the one thing she can’t afford to lose…her son Jack. Caught up in a game of lies and dirt road scandal, Emily must risk everything to save her son and preserve Miller’s good name, or let her family’s darkest secret ruin them both.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Rachel Goodman Sour Grapes

I love hosting new to me authors on my blog and Rachel is someone who I haven't read (yet) but I know now that I must read her Blue Plate series which Sour Grapes is book 2. Enjoy our chat then stick around because Rachel's publisher is sponsoring a #Giveaway of one e-copy and sorry but this has to be US Only too.
Contest details below

ISBN-13: 9781476792903
Publisher: Pocket Star Books/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 05/23/2016
Length: 352pp
Buy It: Nook/Kindle/Kobo


Uncork this delectable Texas Hill Country romance from the critically acclaimed author of From Scratch, the “smart, sexy, and funny” debut that “piles on the Southern charm” (Publishers Weekly)

Margaret Stokes is bitter. And not in the robust fine wine or tangy dark chocolate kind of way. She just got dumped, is fed up with her job as a glorified party-planner for the rich, and can’t possibly listen to one more veiled insult from her impossible-to-please mother. So she retreats to the comfort of her grandmother’s ramshackle bed and breakfast, where the wide open vineyards are filled with surprises, from the shockingly delicious wine to the aggravating yet oh-so-tempting man who makes it.

Ryan Camden’s easy approach to life encourages Margaret to loosen up and have a little fun, despite her better judgment. She resists the urge to micromanage every detail, embracing the welcome distractions of her surroundings and letting their relationship unfold at a natural rhythm. But when a health scare forces Grammy J to give up the B&B, Margaret begins to wonder if Ryan really is the man he promises—and whether the problems she tried so hard to escape ever really went away.

 Giveaway is for one e-copy of
Sour Grapes by Rachel Goodman
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Review/Showcase Deep Dark by Laura Griffin

Guess what today is my 62nd Birthday and I want to celebrate by sharing my review of Laura Griffin's 10th in her Tracers series, Deep Dark, and I'm offering for a #Giveaway one print copy US ONLY of Deep Dark!
Enjoy the showcase, review and stick around for the contest!
Details below

ISBN-13:  9781476779263
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: 05/24/2016
Length: 368pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


“If you like CSI and well-crafted suspense, don’t miss these books” (RT Book Reviews)! The tenth novel in the New York Times bestselling Tracers series is a gripping romantic thriller from the author who “never fails to put me on the edge of my seat” (USA TODAY).
The moment detective Reed Novak steps onto the crime scene, he knows the case is going to rock his world. A beautiful young woman murdered at home. No sign of forced entry. No motive. She’s obviously not the killer’s first victim, and Reed’s instincts tell him she won’t be his last. Reed’s first clue comes via a mysterious text that links to a dating profile, but even more intriguing than the clue is the person who sent it.
As a white-hat hacker in the Delphi Center’s cyber investigation unit, Laney Knox sneaks into some of the deepest, darkest corners of the Internet looking for predators. Laney would prefer to stay away from Austin PD’s most recent murder case, but she can’t ignore the chilling similarities between that crime and her own brutal attack years ago. Laney offers to help the sexy lead detective, but he wants more from her than just a promising tip—Reed wants her trust. Laney resists, but as their relationship deepens she’s tempted to reveal the closely guarded secrets that could make her a key witness…or the killer’s next victim.

Giveaway is for one print copy of
Deep Dark - US ONLY
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Monday, May 23, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Desire After Dark: A Gansett Island Novel by Marie Force

I'm so excited to be bringing you a showcase of fave Marie Force who's latest in her Gansett Island novels, Desire After Dark releases today!
Enjoy some highlights of Desire After Dark then enter for a print copy of your own sponsored by Marie's Publicist Sullivan & Partners.

Synopsis: Tobias “Slim” Jackson has the perfect life as a pilot on Gansett Island in the summer and in Florida in the winter. He’s happiest when he’s in the air, or at least that was the case before last summer when he met Erin Barton, Gansett Island’s newest lighthouse keeper. Now he can’t seem to find his usual enthusiasm for flying, winter in the sunny South or anything that doesn’t include her. 

Erin has been stuck on pause since she lost her twin brother. She’ll tell you herself that her life has been a hot mess since Toby died. After dropping out of law school, she’s flitted from one pointless job to another, existing rather than truly living. Then she comes to Gansett Island to take over as the new lighthouse keeper and meets Slim, who happens to share her beloved brother’s first name. That small coincidence is enough to convince Erin that she needs to spend more time with the dashing pilot—except for the fact that he’s spending the winter more than a thousand miles from her.

Now Slim’s come home to Gansett for the holidays and to hopefully pick up where he left off with Erin. He’s got twelve days before he’s due back in Florida to finish out the remainder of his winter obligations. A lot can happen in twelve days, but will it be enough to convince Erin that it’s time to start truly living again? Read Slim and Erin’s story and catch

Giveaway is one print copy
Desire After Dark
US & Canada Only
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Showcase - Review The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

I love showcasing debut authors on the blog and when I saw the blurb, title and book cover I knew I had to read this one too.

ISBN-13: 9780778319337
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 05/03/2016
Length: 336pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


In this poignant and curiously charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.
But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.
Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life's infinite possibilities.