Tuesday, February 21, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Sally Hepworth The Mother's Promise

Today I'm so happy to welcome back bestselling author Sally Hepworth, her last novel The Things We Keep was an extraordinary read. She's here today to chat about her new release just out today, The Mother's Promise and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
Sally's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781250077752
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2-21-2017
Length: 384
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Overview:
"A page-turner. All the pieces masterfully come together at the end to create a beautiful novel of courage and love in the face of sorrow." —Booklist (starred review)
All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two, living quietly in northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life.
Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers, but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets—secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the darkest moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters, and the new ways in which families are forged.


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of The Mother's Promise
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Showcase - The Road to Enchantment by Kaya McLaren

Today I'm showcasing Kaya McLaren's The Road To Enchantment. It was the beautiful cover that first caught my eye but by the time I read the premise and some reviews I knew this is a must for my pile. I can't wait to have the time to dig into this fascinating book and I'm sure after reading all about it you'll feel the same.
I interviewed Kaya when she released her book The Firelight Girls you can see the interview HERE.

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250058225
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 1-31-17
Length: 352pp
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Overview:
As a young girl, Willow watched her mother leave their home in Washington State in a literal blaze of glory: she set the mattress of her cheating husband on fire in her driveway, roasting marshmallow peeps and hot dogs before the fire department arrived.
And with that, she and Willow set off to New Mexico, to a new life, to a world of arroyos and canyons bordering an Apache reservation. Willow was devastated. Her eccentric mother believed in this new life and set about starting a winery and goat ranch. But for Willow, it meant initially being bullied and feeling like an outsider. Today, as a grown woman, Willow much prefers Los Angeles and her job as a studio musician. But things tend to happen in threes: her mother dies, her boyfriend dumps her, and Willow discovers she is pregnant.
The DeVine Winery and Goat Ranch is all she has left, even if it is in financial straits and unmanageable back taxes. There is something, though, about the call of “home.” She's surprised to find that her Apache best friend Darrel along with the rest of the community seems to think she belongs far more than she ever thought she did. Can Willow redefine what home means for her, and can she make a go of the legacy her mother left behind?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Showcase Close to Home by Lily Everett


Today I'm showcasing Close To Home, the 5th in Lily Everett's Sanctuary Island series.
If you like second chance love stories you'll love this one between a lonely wife and a husband with secrets.
Enjoy!





ISBN-13: 9781250074058
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2-7-2017

Length: 304pp
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Overview:
The best journeys take us home….
When Tessa Alexander came to Sanctuary Island, she left behind a marriage to a man who didn’t love her the way she loved him. When she finally found the strength to set them both free, she discovered friendship and self-acceptance in her adopted hometown. Now she’s settled into a quiet life on her own—never expecting to see her husband again.
Johnny spent almost two years deep undercover, unable to let his wife into his cold, dangerous world. He’s shaken to the core when he comes home to find her gone. It’s painfully clear that Tessa is no longer the timid young woman he married—she’s become a force of nature, a brave and determined beauty. Johnny can’t let her go without a fight so he sets out to seduce his own wife. But will passion alone be enough to convince Tessa that her new life should include a second chance at happiness with a man who must learn to believe in love?
Fall in love with Close to Home by Lily Everett!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Showcase Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy

Those who know me know my favorite historical time period to read is WWII and I'm excited to showcase this latest release by Emma Kennedy. Emma has published nine novels previously. This novel was previously published across the pond but this is it's US debut.
I can't wait to step back into time with my copy and I hope you'll feel the same way after you learn more about the novel.
Enjoy!




ISBN-13: 978-10250-09096-6
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: 1-31-17
Length: 400pp
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Overview:
This 1944 World War Two drama tells the story of Anthony, a boy living in a deprived Welsh village, anticipating the arrival of American troops. Suddenly, a German plane crashes into the village mountain. A Polish prisoner-of-war survives and is brought into the community where he builds a close relationship with Anthony. Later, the villagers discover one of the Germans on the plane has survived and is still on the mountain.
Joyous, thrilling, and nostalgic, Emma Kennedy’s Shoes For Anthony will have you wiping your eyes one moment and beaming from ear-to-ear the next. This is a small gem of a novel that reviewers (and readers) will cherish


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

**VALENTINE GIVEAWAY** Harlequin Romance Experts Speak Out



The romance genre is ever changing and  ever evolving and Harlequin, the specialists in Happy Ever Afters a sharing with their readers via their hand picked panel of experts of two top tier romance book editors and five top selling authors what's trending in the romance genre in 2017. 
I hope you enjoy what the experts have to say and as an added bonus Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway package of one print copy of each book that's showcased here. 
Enjoy!
The giveaway details follow





Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway of
one print copy of each of the following novels
A Love for Leah by Emma Miller
Renegade's Pride by BJ Daniels
Rough and Tumble by Rhenna Morgan
Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson
Under Pressure by Lori Foster
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Forged in Desire by
 Brenda Jackson



Monday, February 13, 2017

Showcase Review Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Today I'm reviewing Big Rock by Lauren Blakely its a hilarious rom-com that is a NYT bestseller. I am LOVING these loosely connected novels featuring a group of friends and  I devour each one as I get it.
I snagged this one thanks to fellow blogger and friend Anna at Herding Cats and Burning soup who has a post every Tuesday called Buy the Book where she features new releases, sales and freebies! If you don't follow her you really need to check her out!
Thanks Anna!

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780692572030
Publisher: Ever After Romance
Release Date: 1-6-2016
Length: 244pp
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OVERVIEW:
It's not just the motion of the ocean, ladies. It's definitely the SIZE of the boat too.
And I've got both firing on all cylinders. In fact, I have ALL the right assets. Looks, brains, my own money, and a big c*&k.
You might think I'm an a*&hole. I sound like one, don't I? I'm hot as sin, rich as heaven, smart as hell and hung like a horse.
Guess what? You haven't heard my story before. Sure, I might be a playboy, like the NY gossip rags call me. But I'm the playboy who's actually a great guy. Which makes me one of a kind.
The only trouble is, my dad needs me to cool it for a bit. With conservative investors in town wanting to buy his flagship Fifth Avenue jewelry store, he needs me not only to zip it up, but to look the part of the committed guy. Fine. I can do this for Dad. After all, I've got him to thank for the family jewels. So I ask my best friend and business partner to be my fiancé for the next week. Charlotte's up for it. She has her own reasons for saying yes to wearing this big rock.
And pretty soon all this playing pretend in public leads to no pretending whatsoever in the bedroom, because she just can't fake the kind of toe-curling, window-shattering orgasmic cries she makes as I take her to new heights between the sheets.
But I can't seem to fake that I might be feeling something real for her.
What the hell have I gotten myself into with this... big rock?