Wednesday, June 28, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Duke with Benefits by Manda Collins

I'm so glad to be featuring another one of Manda Collins' misbehaving Dukes and her Studies in Scandals series book #2, so check out the great cover (what a great expression on the lady's face),  read the excerpt then stick around to enter to win a copy of your own. Details below

ISBN-13: 9781250109880
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Studies in Scandals book #2
Release Date: 06-27-2017
Length: 320pp
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Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a burning passion for puzzles. When she learns that the library belonging to her benefactress houses the legendary Cameron Cipher—an encrypted message that, once solved, holds the key to great riches—Daphne is on the case. Unfortunately, her race to unlock the cipher’s code is continually thwarted by a deliciously handsome distraction she hadn’t counted on. . .and cannot resist.
Dalton Beauchamp, the Duke of Maitland, is curious as to why Daphne is spending so much time snooping around his aunt’s bookshelves. He’s even more intrigued by her bold yet calculating manner: She is unapologetic about her secret quest. . .and the fiery attraction that develops between them both. But how can they concentrate on solving a perplexing enigma once the prospect of true love enters the equation?

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Interview - Review Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker

I had the privilege of reviewing K.A. Tucker's latest novel, Until it Fades for RT Magazine. Read about why its not her usual storyline and my review.

ISBN-13: 9781501133381
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date:
Length: 06/27/2017
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Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania (population three thousand outside of tourist season).
And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed date, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has rescued: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.
Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works. For a time.
But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. There’s an immediate connection, and it’s more electric than the bond of two people who endured a traumatic event. It’s something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something she is afraid to trust.
Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine...before the spark fades?

Monday, June 26, 2017

Friend (With Benefits) Zone by Laura Brown Blog Tour sponsored by Partners in Crime tours

Welcome to my stop on The ––

Friend (With Benefits) Zone by Laura Brown on Tour June 26 - July 13, 2017


Book Details

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published by: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: June 27th 2017
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 9780062495594 (ASIN: B01EFM8NC0)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads


I'm ridiculously attracted to my best friend.

Today is a bad day. The worst actually. After dealing with the constant manhandling that comes with being a cocktail waitress at a dive bar and surviving a date from hell, I see an eviction notice slapped on the door of my sketchy basement apartment. Great.
When my best friend Devon shows up at my door and uses his stubborn charm (emphasis on stubborn) to get me to move in with him, I give in. We've had about a million sleepovers since we met in the kindergarten Deaf program, but this time it's different because I can't stop thinking about his hard body covering mine, every single night.
I know Devon would do anything for me, but I'm afraid what I want to happen will ruin our friendship forever. And the more time we spend together in close quarters, the harder it'll be to resist the spark of attraction I've always felt. But maybe it's possible to have the best of both worlds: keep the one relationship I can't live without and indulge in an attraction I can't deny.
I guess the only thing we can do is try…

Friday, June 23, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost

I'm excited to bring you a showcase including an exclusive excerpt for Jeaniene Frost's latest release, The Sweetest Burn, book two in her Broken Destiny Series.
Read all about it, watch the video then enter for a chance to win a copy of book one in the series, The Beautiful Ashes, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781460392058
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Broken Destiny #2
Release Date: 06-27-2017
Length: 384pp
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The breathtaking second novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Broken Destiny series finds Ivy and Adrian rekindling their alliance – and passion – as the struggle for the fate of the world begins . . .
Conquering a supernatural realm turned out to be easier than getting over a broken heart. But her initial victory has made Ivy a target for revenge, forcing her to reunite with the dangerous – and dangerously sexy – Adrian. Ivy isn’t sure which will be harder: finding the hallowed weapon that will repair the crumbling walls between demon and human realms, or resisting Adrian, who’s decided that come hell or high water, he will make Ivy his.

At first, Adrian tried to resist his feelings for Ivy. Now, determined to break the curse that dooms their love, he’s vowed to save her and to have her. If only he can persuade her to forgive his past sins. But defying destiny—and surrendering to the smoldering desire between them —will bring consequences and sacrifices they never imagined…

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Excerpt courtesy of Harlequin––

Exclusively for The Reading Frenzy
Excerpt from THE SWEETEST BURN by Jeaniene Frost

I began to hike up my dress as I resumed walking. Adrian watched with interest until I reached the straps around my upper thighs. I gave him a censuring look as I pulled out my cell phone. No, I wasn’t flashing him. I had to give Costa and Jasmine a heads-up that they needed to start packing. Poor Costa. He’d taken me and my sister in because we couldn’t return to our old house—or our old lives—after I’d decimated a demon realm rescuing Jasmine. Now, Costa would be forced to leave his own home, and I had no idea where any of us would go.
But when I looked at my phone, I let out a groan. The front of it was smashed so badly, I could see the plastic casing behind it. Memories of the minion’s fists explained how that had hap­pened. My ribs hadn’t been the only thing he’d bashed as he’d tried to kill me.
“Do you have a phone?” I asked, breaking my new silence.
His mouth tightened. “No.”
“Who goes anywhere without a cell phone?” I muttered.
Adrian’s features closed off, as if this was somehow a sore sub­ject. “I’ve been having issues with mine.”
We walked in silence for several moments. The sun was almost fully up, and I felt bad for Brutus flying in those rays while tak­ing the demon far out over the ocean, even though I was ticked at Brutus for sneaking behind my back to see Adrian.
“Do you know the worst part of staying away from you these past months?” Adrian asked. “I thought it would be remember­ing everything that had happened between us, but instead, it was thinking of everything we didn’t do.”
I still said nothing. If he’d missed me so much, ignoring me for months was a real unique way of showing it.
He moved closer, until his big body blocked the wind. I still didn’t look up at him, but kept staring straight ahead as if I could will myself back at Costa’s with sheer mind power.
“I showed you terrible places when I should have shown you beautiful ones,” he went on, his voice deepening. “Told you hor­rible details about my past instead of letting you get to know the person I’d become, and I taught you how to wield that sling­shot instead of teaching you a thousand different things that we would’ve enjoyed much, much more.”
The way his voice caressed that last part made his mean­ing explicitly clear. Surprise combined with a rush of heat as a treacherous part of myself started imagining what those things might have been. My lack of experience meant I didn’t have a lot to go on, but my mind seemed up to improvising. Then, with a mental slap, I forced those thoughts back.
“Too late now,” I said in a crisp tone.
Adrian caught me to him, his hands closing like warm steel bands around my arms.
“Ivy, listen. When we met, I didn’t think I could beat my fate. That’s why I kept pushing you away, why I didn’t tell you who I was at first and why I didn’t tell you what I felt until, yes, it was almost too late. But it’s not too late.” He stared at me until his gaze felt almost palpable with his intensity. “I know what I feel for you, and it’s stronger than any destiny. I told you the last time I saw you that I’d make you believe in us again. I meant that, and regardless of how mad you are at me, if you had a hard time resisting me when I was fighting my feelings for you…you won’t stand a chance now that I’m not.”My jaw dropped as pride chased away the dangerous warmth that had caused me to sway the tiniest bit closer to him. I’d prac­tically thrown myself at him the last time circumstances had forced us to spend time together, and what had that gotten me? Betrayed and dumped. Damned if I’d let history repeat itself.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Love The Wine Your With by Kim Gruenenfelder

When I saw this title I knew I had to showcase it and Kim's publisher St. Martin's Press has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway. 
Let me entice you with some information then enter to win a copy.
Details below

ISBN-13: 9781250066749
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 06-13-2017
Length: 384pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Three best friends decide to open a wine bar in Echo Park LA, where they encounter the trials and tribulations of dating, love, and life in Kim Gruenenfelder's Love the Wine You're With.
Jessie is finally about to realize her life-long goal of owning her own house, the first step to a wonderful marriage, kids, and life with her boyfriend of three years, Kevin; except after they find the perfect place, Kevin suddenly gets cold feet.
Nat is having a passionate affair with her gorgeous British boss Marc—unfortunately, he’s married. Now what?
Holly is an actress who still waits tables to pay the bills, and who is coping with the recent loss of her father. A particularly bad audition, where she snaps and tells off a big director, leads her to wonder what to do when you stop loving what you do. (And also what to do about her hot neighbor. Because, you know, hot neighbor.)

After each girl finishes a particularly awful workday, the three friends meet at their favorite wine bar, which has been sold by its owner for a huge profit and will close that night. In a moment of tipsy brazenness, Jessie suggests that the three of them open their own wine bar in the gentrifying Echo Park area of Los Angeles. An unapologetically girly place for good wine and good friends—which leads to a challenge for each woman: how do you fix a life that’s not actually broken, but needs an upgrade?

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Showcase - The Map That Leads To You by J.P. Monninger

The title is what first drew me into this novel so it's my pleasure to showcase The Map To You by author J.P. Monninger, aka Joseph Monninger who also wrote Eternal on The Water a favorite novel of mine.

ISBN-13: 9781250060761
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 06/13/2017
Length: 400pp
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Two strangers take the road less traveled...
Heather Mulgrew’s world is already mapped out: she is going to travel abroad with her friends after college, come back to a great career in September, and head into a life where not much is left to chance. But that was before an encounter on an overnight train introduces her to Jack, a passionate adventurer who changes the course of her journey and her life.
Throwing Heather's careful itinerary to the wind, they follow Jack's grandfather's journal through post-World War II era Europe: Vienna, Budapest, Turkey—exotic places that serve only to heighten their feelings. As September looms, Jack urges Heather to stay with him, to keep traveling, to give in to the romance of their experience; Heather convinces him to return to the United States.
Jack has a secret that could change everything. And Heather’s world is about to be shaken to the core.
J.P. Monniger's The Map That Leads to You is a breathtaking novel about love, loss, and the best-laid plans that are meant to be broken.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Lisa Towles - Choke

I love discovering new authors and introducing them to my readers too. Lisa Towles newest release is at the top of my pile so be expecting a review soon and I'm sure once you learn a bit more about it you'll want a copy too. As luck will have it Lisa is sponsoring a giveaway for a copy, details below.

ISBN-13: 2940154015209
Publisher: Rebel ePublishers
Release Date: 06-16-2017
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo

Your life is a lie.
The past you remember isn't yours.
There is no one to Trust.
Kerry Stine’s plan to rebuild her life goes into freefall when a patient vanishes from San Francisco General Hospital on her watch, thrusting her down a rabbit hole that leads to a past from which she can no longer escape. Fired, frantic, and running from the police, she trusts no one and every step pushes her further away from logic and reality.
Three thousand miles away, scientist Adrian Calhoun has developed a cigarette that cures lung cancer, and he’s hell bent on distributing his miracle cure before the pharmaceutical mafia gets to him first. Kidnapped by his pursuers, he is held prisoner in exchange for the chemical formula to his invention. His redeemer holds the key to not only his life, but Kerry’s as well. And when the threads finally intertwine, Kerry discovers that what she and Adrian Calhoun have in common will return to her pieces of her past that she never knew she’d lost.

Lisa Towles is offering one autographed print copy
Of her novel Choke
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