Thursday, June 30, 2016

Showcase/Review Light the Lamp Audible Edition by Catherine Gayle Narrated by Angel Clark

Those who are regulars know that I've been loving this series. Stay tuned if you're a fan or just want to know more about the genesis of this series or anything about the fab Ms. Gayle because sometime soon she's going to be on the blog with an interview!
Light the Lamp:
Portland Storm, Book 3

Written by: Catherine Gayle
Narrated by: Angel Clark
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
Series: Portland Storm, Book 3
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:04-07-15
Publisher: Catherine Gayle
Whispersync for Voice-ready


USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the Portland Storm hockey romance series.
Hockey star Liam Kallen lost his scoring touch when his wife died. Still broken up over her loss, Liam's darkness overpowers him, but his new team-the Portland Storm-needs him. A chance meeting brings him face to face with Noelle Payne, the most positive and upbeat woman he's ever met, and his darkness begins to fade.
There's never been a challenge that Noelle can't conquer. Brightside optimist to a fault, Noelle refuses to succumb to the luxurious life Liam can give her, as she longs to find deeper meaning and purpose in her life. Now it's up to Liam to open up and show her that she's the light he's needed all along-giving her the greatest purpose of all. He might have saved her, but can Noelle be the light that saves him?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Showcase The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany is the author of the internationally celebrated, bestselling The Original Sinners series and I'm pleased to present my showcase of her New just out yesterday, stand alone novel, The Bourbon Thief.

Click HERE for my friend and fellow blogger, The Caffeinated Book Reviewer's review of The Bourbon Thief

ISBN-13: 9780778319429
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 06/28/2106
Length: 384pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


Betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150–year–old mystery
When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated the Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris.
In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Showcase - The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

Those who know me know that I have vowed, because of all my blogger friends (you know who you are) loving this series that I WILL BEGIN THIS SERIES THIS YEAR. Well its almost July and I thought I'd better get my butt in gear. The first book is right now wining its way to me. Until I'm up to speed I'm offering a showcase and including links to some of those friends reviews.

ISBN-13: 9781250078193
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 06/28/2016
Length: 352pp
Buy It: SMP/B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.
But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers?
Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Spotlight - A Midsummer Night's Fling by Eliza Walker- Much To Do About Love Series

Happy Monday all, you all know I love Marie Force and have since her debut novel Line of Scrimmage. Now Marie's taken on another enterprise and is launching Jack's House Publishing.  The first release is Eliza Walker's A Midsummer Night's Fling.
So please enjoy the showcase and at the end there will be a bit about Jack's House.

ISBN-13: 2940158442520
Publisher: Jack's House Publishing LLC
Release Date: 06/21/2016
Length: 300pp
A Midsummer Night's Fling Buy Links:

The show must go on, but the price of admission could be her heart.
Sick of her vagabond life in a Broadway touring company, Nicola is ready to settle down. She wants nothing more than to park her suitcase in California, put out feelers for local auditions, and leave her past firmly behind her.
Too bad her past comes knocking on her door her first day home. All six-foot-three, beautiful man of her past named Max. Stupid Max. The mistake Nicola just can’t seem to stop making.
Even before Nicola—fiery, quick-witted, beautiful Nicola—slams the door in his face, Max is in trouble. She will always be the one who got away. Three times. Which makes convincing her to play Titania to his Oberon a bit…awkward.
Though she has zero desire to re-re-rekindle an old flame, Nicola can’t turn down the chance Max is offering: a lead role with the West Coast’s premiere Shakespeare company. But when their first rehearsal kiss disintegrates into a passionate liplock, she’s questioning her sanity and tempted to jump ship—before Max can break her heart again.

Now it’s up to Max to convince her that the torch he’s been carrying is actually an eternal flame.

PRAISE:  “A magical, joyful, delightful, sexy contemporary romance by a new star in the making!” — New York Times bestselling author Marie Force 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Interview with Merline Lovelace - Third Time's The Bride - Review

I never realized how timely this would be now that RT has dropped the HQN series books from their now digital only magazine. The Harlequin serials are a staple and have been since Harlequin printed its first series, The Medical Romances in 1953 only 4 years after the company was founded.
So I'm so pleased to bring you a relatively new to me Harlequin Special Edition author, Merline Lovelace who from the very first book in her Three Coins in a Fountain series has entranced me with her storylines, characters and scenes. I hope you enjoy this post about book 2, Third Time's The Bride and don't forget to read series romance!

ISBN-13: 9780373659692
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 06/21/2106
Length: 240 pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

Third time lucky?
Take a vacation to Italy and land a husband? Well, at least fiancé number three. Dawn McGill's fear of marriage has halted two weddings, but millionaire Brian Ellis and his adorable little boy might change all that. After all, a marriage based on convenience is less frightening than one based on love.
Brian will do anything for his young son, and what Tommy wants even more than a puppy is a mom. Dawn is great with his boy and she's even beginning to fill a void in his own heart. Yet he can't shake the feeling that his bride-to-be is getting cold feet. What will it take to get Dawn all the way down the aisle this time?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Interview with Karen Harper - The Royal Nanny

I've had the pleasure of reviewing some of NYT and USA Today bestseller Karen Harper's Amish novels and I love her storytelling voice, my copy of The Royal Nanny is high on my tbr list and after you read our conversation I'm sure it'll be high on yours too!

ISBN-13: 9780062420633
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 06/21/2016
Length: 384pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


Based on a seldom-told true story, this novel is perfect for everyone who is fascinated by Britain’s royal family—a behind the scenes look into the nurseries of little princes and the foibles of big princes.
April, 1897: A young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. She is excited, exhausted—and about to meet royalty. . . .
So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. Neither Charlotte—LaLa, as her charges dub her—nor anyone else can predict that eldest sons David and Bertie will each one day be king. LaLa knows only that these children, and the four who swiftly follow, need her steadfast loyalty and unconditional affection.
But the greatest impact on Charlotte’s life is made by a mere bud on the family tree: a misunderstood soul who will one day be known as the Lost Prince. Young Prince John needs all of Lala’s love—the kind of love his parents won’t…or can’t…show him.
From Britain’s old wealth to the glittering excesses of Tsarist Russia; from country cottages to royal yachts, and from nursery to ballroom, Charlotte Bill witnesses history. The Royal Nanny is a seamless blend of fact and fiction—an intensely intimate, yet epic tale spanning decades, continents, and divides that only love can cross.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Titanborn by Rhett Bruno Review

Rhett is a relatively new author to me but that will change because I want to read all he wants to write about Titan and all the other places in the solar system.
Rhett and I did an interview in February about Titanborn and other things too, Click HERE to read it.
I hope you enjoy my review and showcase of Titanborn
Note Titanborn releases Tomorrow!

ISBN-13: 9780399594793
Publisher: Hydra/Random House Publishing Group
Release Date: 06/21/2016
Length: 246pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo


In this gritty and innovative science-fiction thriller in the vein of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, turmoil on one of Saturn’s moons rattles Earth’s most powerful citizens—and draws one planet-hopping rogue into a fight he never saw coming.
Malcolm Graves lives by two rules: finish the job, and get paid. After thirty years as a collector, chasing bounties and extinguishing rebellions throughout the solar system, Malcolm does what he’s told, takes what he’s earned, and leaves the questions to someone else—especially when it comes to the affairs of offworlders.
But his latest mission doesn’t afford him that luxury. After a high-profile bombing on Earth, the men who sign Malcolm’s paychecks are clamoring for answers. Before he can object, the corporation teams him up with a strange new partner who’s more interested in statistics than instinct and ships them both off to Titan, the disputed moon where humans have been living for centuries. Their assignment is to hunt down a group of extremists: Titanborn dissidents who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth.
Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he’s learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes that the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated . . . and much more personal.