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
Enjoy!'



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

Overview:
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?

St. Martin's Press is offering One Print Copy of
Love the Wine Your With US ONLY
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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.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781250060761
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 06/13/2017
Length: 400pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

Overview:
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.
Enjoy!


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

Overview:
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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Monday, June 19, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** - Spotlight - Savaged Dreams by Jennifer Lyon A The Herd Presents Blog Tour


Welcome to my stop on the Savaged Dreams by Jennifer Lyon Blog Tour sponsored by The Herd Presents, check out the post, visit other blogs for interviews and reviews (link below) and be sure to enter the #Giveaway that Jennifer is sponsoring celebrating the release of Savaged Dreams.



ISBN-13: 2940157239435
Publisher: Jennifer Lyon Books
Series: Savaged Illusion Trilogy #1
Release Date: 06-19-2017
Buy It: 
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay



Book Blurb

Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past…or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she’s thriving—until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can’t resist…and one that could get her killed.

Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.

**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. However the next two books are being released in July and September so readers won’t be stranded on the cliff for long!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - A Darker Shore by Malia Zaidi

It's time for Sophia Rose to take over the blog again, so sit back and enjoy her review of A Darker Shore.
Sophia Rose take it away!

A Darker Shore by Malia Zaidi
#2 Lady Evelyn Mystery
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Bookbaby
Published: 12.13.16
ASIN: B01M7UTMRO
Pages: 383
Rating: 4
Format: eARC
Source:  author


GoodReads Blurb:
1926: A year has passed since the events of "A Poisonous Journey" and Lady Evelyn has made a home for herself in Greece, living with her cousin, Briony, her husband, Jeffrey and Daniel Harper. Disturbing this island idyll is a letter, which arrives from France with troubling information about the Daniel’s long-believed-dead brother, Henry. A new journey awaits! With the shadows of the Great War reaching out, Lady Evelyn and Daniel voyage to Amiens in Northern France with the aim of discovering the truth behind the ominous letter. Upon their arrival, they are met not with clarity but rather with crime. Murder, to be precise. Is it linked to their presence in France, or even worse, to Henry himself? Evelyn and Daniel must confront their history as they try to make sense of the present before the killer can strike again, and the secrets of the past are lost forever.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Dream a Little Death by Susan Kandel a Partner in Crime tour

Dream A Little Death

by Susan Kandel

on Tour May 23 - June 23, 2017

Synopsis:


From critically acclaimed author Susan Kandel comes a charming new mystery featuring Dreama Black and a cast of zany LA-based characters.

The first time I set eyes on Miles McCoy, I worried he might try to eat me. He was the size and girth of a North American grizzly, with long, silver-tipped hair, a long silver-tipped beard, and small dark eyes that bore into me like I was a particularly fine specimen of Chinook salmon. It couldn't have helped that I'd used a honey scrub the morning we met. I should've known better. Not just about the scrub, but about a lot of things.
Like braving the freeway during rush hour.
Like thinking you can't get a ticket for parking at a broken meter.
Like racing up to his penthouse in gladiator sandals, and expecting not to twist an ankle.
Like watching his fiancée shoot herself, and assuming it was suicide, instead of murder.
Meet Dreama Black. A 28 year-old, third-generation groupie trying to figure out who she is after being publicly dumped by the rock god whose mega-hit, "Dreama, Little Dreama" made the name and the girl world-famous. Now Dreama supports herself by running custom-designed, themed tours of her hometown of L.A. When she is hired by a Raymond Chandler-obsessed rap producer to create a "L.A. noir" tour as his present to his soon-to-be bride, Dreama gets pulled into the middle of a possible murder, corrupt cops, and an unforgettable pair of femme fatales.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: May 23rd 2017
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 0062674994 (ISBN13: 9780062674999)
Series: A Dreama Black Mystery, 1
Purchase Links: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble  | Goodreads 

Read an excerpt:

Chapter 1
The first time I set eyes on Miles McCoy, I worried he might try to eat me. He was the size and girth of a North American grizzly bear, with long silver-tipped hair, a long silver-tipped beard, and small dark eyes that bore into me like I was a particularly fine specimen of Chinook salmon. It couldn’t have helped that I’d used a honey scrub the morning we met. I should’ve known better. Not just about the scrub, but about a lot of things.
Like braving the freeway during rush hour.
Like thinking you can’t get a ticket for parking at a broken meter.
Like racing up to his penthouse in Balenciaga gladiator sandals, and expecting not to twist an ankle.
Like watching his fiancée shoot herself, and assuming it was suicide, instead of murder.
But I’m getting ahead of myself, which is another thing I should know better about. Because if I’ve learned anything at all from my study of film noir (which got me into the whole sordid Miles McCoy mess to begin with), it is to tell the story in the precise order in which it happened.
The trouble started the day before, which was Valentine’s Day, a pagan holiday named after the Roman priest who defied Claudius II by marrying Christian couples. After being hauled off in shackles, the soft-hearted cleric was beaten with clubs, stoned, and when that didn’t finish him off, publicly beheaded. Makes you think.
It had poured rain for eight days running, which isn’t what you sign on for when you live in Los Angeles. But that morning, as I stepped outside for a run, the sun was blinding—so blinding, in fact, that I didn’t see the fragrant valentine my neighbor’s dog, Engelbart, had left on the stoop for me. Not that I minded spending the next twenty minutes cleaning the grooves of my running shoe with a chopstick. It was a beautiful day. The rollerbladers were cruising the Venice boardwalk. The scent of medical marijuana was wafting through the air. Engelbart’s gastrointestinal tract was sound.
An hour later, I hopped into my mint green 1975 Mercedes convertible, and made my way up Lincoln to the freeway. I was headed to Larchmont, an incongruous stretch of Main Street, USA, sandwiched between Hollywood and Koreatown. This was where studio executives’ wives and their private school daughters came for green juice, yoga pants, and the occasional wrench from the general store that had served Hancock Park since the 1930s. It was also where my mother and grandmother ran Cellar Door, known for its chia seed porridge and life-positive service. I helped out whenever my coffers were running low. Which was most of the time.
You are probably frowning right about now. Surely a young woman who owns a classic convertible—as well as Balenciaga gladiators—should not be perennially low on funds. But it’s true.
The car came from my grandmother, who received it as part of her third (fourth?) divorce settlement and gave it to me as a gift when I strong-armed my mother into rehab for the fourth (fifth?) time. The sandals I purchased online in a frenzy of self-loathing shortly after watching my ex-boyfriend the rock god serenading his current girlfriend the supermodel on an otherwise uneventful episode of Ellen. I’d tried to return the sandals, but one of the studs had fallen off, making them damaged goods. Like their owner. Not that I’m hard on myself. It’s just that my career—I take clients on custom-designed, private tours of my hometown of L.A.—wasn’t exactly thriving, which is why I was easy prey for the likes of Miles McCoy. But I’m getting ahead of myself again. Here comes the good part. The part where I’m driving like the wind and almost don’t notice the flashing lights in my mirror. I knew I should have fixed that taillight.
I pulled over, cut the motor, handed the cop my license and registration. He looked down, then did a double take. “Dreama Black?”
That would be me.
“The Dreama Black?” he continued. “As in ‘Dreama, Little Dreama’?”
Perhaps I should explain.
I am a twenty-eight-year-old, third-generation rock ’n’ roll groupie—or “muse,” as the women in my family like to put it.
My grandmother, a fine-boned blonde who never met a gossamer shawl or Victorian boot she didn’t like, spent the sixties sleeping her way through Laurel Canyon, winding up in a house on Rothdell Trail (a.k.a. “Love Street”) purchased for her by a certain lead singer of a certain iconic band whose name is the plural of the thing that hits you on the way out.
My mother, blessed with thick, dark tresses and a way with mousse, was consort to many of the pseudo-androgynous alpha males of American hair metal, her chief claim to fame an MTV video in which she writhed across the hood of a Porsche wearing a white leotard and black, thigh-high boots. She also bought Axl Rose his first kilt.
As for me, well, I was on my way to freshman orientation when this guy I’d been seeing, who’d played a couple of no-name clubs with some friends from summer camp, intercepted me at LAX, put his lips to my ear, and hummed the opening bars of a new song I’d apparently inspired. Instead of boarding the plane for Berkeley, I boarded the tour bus with Luke Cutt and the other skinny, pimply members of Rocket Science. Four world tours, three hit albums, two Grammys, and one breakup later, “Dreama, Little Dreama”—an emo pop anthem that went gold in seven days and has sold eleven million copies to date—had made me almost famous forever.
“Step out of the car, please.”
The cop removed his sunglasses. Peach fuzz. Straight out of the academy. “So.”
He wanted to get a picture with me.
“I’d love to get a picture with you,” he said.
I smoothed down my cut-offs and striped T-shirt, removed my red Ray-Bans, ran my fingers through my long, straight, freshly balayaged auburn hair. The cop put his arm around me, leaned in close, took a couple of snaps on his phone. Let me guess. He’d had a crush on me since tenth grade, when he saw me in a white tank and no bra on the cover of Rocket Science’s debut C.D., and now he was going to post the pictures on Instagram to show all his buddies.
“Awesome.” He gave me a brotherly punch on the arm. “No way is my wife going to believe this. She’s crazy about Luke Cutt. Hey, is he really dating that Victoria’s Secret Angel? She is smoking hot.”
At least I didn’t get the ticket.

Excerpt from Dream A Little Death by Susan Kandel. Copyright © 2017 by Susan Kandel. Reproduced with permission from HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.

Author Bio:

An Agatha, Edgar, and SCIBA nominee, Susan Kandel is the author of the nationally best-selling and critically acclaimed Cece Caruso series, the most recent of which, Dial H for Hitchcock (Morrow), was named by NPR as one of the five best mysteries of the year. A Los Angeles native, she was trained as an art historian, taught at NYU and UCLA, and spent a decade as an art critic at the Los Angeles Times. When not writing, she volunteers as a court-appointed advocate for foster children, and loves to explore secret, forgotten, and kitschy L.A. She lives with her husband in West Hollywood.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Bittersweet Dreams - Showcase VC Andrews new YA series The Girls of Spindrift


I know you all know VC Andrews the legendary bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic, well she has a new YA series staring the Girls of Spindrift and I'm super excited to feature book one Corliss and book two, Donna. These novels are ebook only Pocket Star reads but the prequel novel staring all the Girls of Sprindrift,  Bittersweet Dreams is a print release and VC's publisher is sponsoring a giveaway.
Enjoy!



Giveaway is for one print copy of
Bittersweet Dreams-prequel to The Girls of Spindrift series
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Showcase - The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter

The Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter is another of my favorite paranormal romance series and one that I need to catch up on. I'm excited to showcase #13 in the series, The Darkest Promise.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13:9780373789283
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 06-13-2017
Length: 432pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndiieBound/Audible

Overview:
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Lords of the Underworld story about an iron-willed sovereign and the somber beauty who melts him with a glance...
Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairytale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption. 
Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him—until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile...and seduce her into his bed.
As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they've forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever… 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Showcase - North To You by Tif Marcelo

I'm excited to showcase debut author Tif Marcelo who's new Pocket Star release is a contemporary romance about a Food Truck chef and her long lost love in the city by the Bay.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13:9781501169489
Publisher: Pocket Star- Simon and Schuster
Series: Journey To The Heart book 1
Release Date: 06-05-2017
Length: 400pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo

Overview:
In this warmhearted and charming debut from Tif Marcelo, a food truck chef and her long lost Army love clash when they cross paths in San Francisco.

Camille Marino has got a full plate. As the sole guardian of her eighteen-year-old sister and the head chef and owner of a food truck, she’s used to life being a juggling act. With food to cook, social media accounts to manage, and a little sister to look after, she doesn’t have time for much else.

That is, until Drew Bautista walks back into her life.

Drew is Camille’s former high school crush and he returns to San Francisco to repair his relationship with his father before he ships out for deployment. By helping his father renovate his failing Filipino restaurant, he hopes to win back his respect. But when sparks fly between Drew and Camille—his father’s major competition and sworn enemy—Drew is conflicted. Should he join his father in the war against her food truck? Or surrender to the woman who’s given him a second chance at love?

Friday, June 9, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Tangier by Stephen Holgate

Here's yet another wonderful debut author who I have the pleasure of not only showcasing his work but offering my readers an opportunity to win a copy of his first novel.
Details below
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781943075287
Publisher: 
Amphorae Publishing Group, LLC
Release Date: 05-30-2017
Length:384pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:
A LETTER FROM THE PAST FORCES A DISGRACED BUREAUCRAT TO CONFRONT HIS FUTURE
TANGIER tells two parallel stories: one, a mystery, and the other a spy story set fifty years apart and told in a series of alternating sections. In the first, we follow Christopher Chaffee, a disgraced Washington power broker whose father, a French diplomat, died in a Vichy prison in 1944—or so he had always believed until a letter, received decades after it was posted, upends his life. Soon he is reluctantly inspecting the corkscrew of his own life as he searches the narrow lanes and twisted souls of Tangier’s ancient medina in search of the father he never knew.
The second is a tale of espionage and betrayal, set in Morocco during WWII. Rene Laurent, Christopher’s father, struggles to maintain his integrity—and his life—in the snake pit of wartime Tangier. The stories slowly intertwine as Christopher unravels the mystery of his father’s fate, and Laurent becomes trapped in a web of lies and corruption, and caught up, too, in the arms of a woman he knows he shouldn’t trust.
Ultimately, TANGIER is the story of fathers and sons, the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, the seductive face of betrayal and, finally, the lengths we’ll go to for redemption


Stephen's Publicist Author/Guide is sponsoring this giveaway of
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase It's Always The Husband by Michele Campbell

In my opinion no one writes a whodunit as better than a woman author, maybe its the extra deviant gene that makes up the female DNA or maybe we're just diabolical by nature, but whatever it is readers will find it in It's Always The Husband, Michele Campbell's electrifying debut. Learn about the novel then enter for a chance to win a copy! Details below.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781250081803
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 05-16-2017
Length: 336pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

Overview:
Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. Kate was beautiful, wild, wealthy, and damaged. Aubrey, on financial aid, came from a broken home, and wanted more than anything to distance herself from her past. And Jenny was a striver—brilliant, ambitious, and determined to succeed. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other.
But twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump.
How did it come to this?
Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door. But how can these three women love and hate each other? Can feelings this strong lead to murder? When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?
A suspenseful, absorbing novel that examines the complexities of friendship, It’s Always the Husband will keep readers guessing right up to its shocking conclusion.


St. Martin's Press is sponsoring this giveaway of
one print copy US ONLY of It's Always The Husband
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Showcase The Chase book one in The Icon Trilogy by Vanesa Fewings

I love finding new to me authors and if she publishes with Harlequin its a win win, so I'm so happy to feature book one in Vanessa Fewings The Icon Trilogy, The Chase.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781488023460
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 06-06-2017
Length: 384pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible/Publisher

Overview:
Will she risk it all for a priceless desire? 
A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession. 
She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch… 
The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Give up The Dead by Joe Clifford

It's my pleasure to showcase #3 in Joe Clifford's Jay Porter series, Give Up The Dead an Oceanview release. 
June 6-13 all digital versions .99¢
Oceanview is sponsoring a giveaway of Joe's book, details below.

Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781608092048
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 06-06-2017
Length: 320pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:Three years have passed since estate-clearing handyman Jay Porter almost lost his life following a devastating accident on the thin ice of Echo Lake. His investigative work uncovering a kids-for-cash scandal may have made his hometown of Ashton, New Hampshire, a safer place, but nothing comes without a price. The traumatic, uncredited events cost Jay his wife and his son, and left him with a permanent leg injury. Jay is just putting his life back together when a mysterious stranger stops by with an offer too good to be true: a large sum of cash in exchange for finding a missing teenage boy who may have been abducted by a radical recovery group in the northern New Hampshire wilds. Skeptical of gift horses and weary of reenlisting in the local drug war, Jay passes on the offer. The next day his boss is found beaten and left for dead, painting Jay the main suspect. As clues begin to tie the two cases together, Jay finds himself back on the job and back in the line of fire


Oceanview is sponsoring this giveaway of
1 print copy of Give Up The Dead US ONLY
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Monday, June 5, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with narrator Angel Clark - Donna Augustine's The Wilds Series

Donna Augustine is a relatively new author to me but one that's become one of my go-to favorite have to read everything she writes novelists. And I've not only enjoyed reading her books but listening to them too.
Her narrator is Angel Clark and I've been enjoying her perform Donna's characters so I thought to honor and celebrate Audio Book month it would be fun to interview her. I hope you learn something you always wanted to know about narrators and when you're done don't forget to enter the Giveaway. Details below!
Enjoy!



Donna Augustine is sponsoring 4 audible credits 
for all of the books in The Wilds Series

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Friday, June 2, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - No One But You by Brenda Novak

Brenda is a favorite author from way back, she writes with passion and meaning. No One But You is #2 in her Silver Springs series and just got a top pick from RT reviews.
After reading the showcase enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself, contest details below.

Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781460396636
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 05-30-2017
Length: 400
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible/Publisher

Overview:
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes you to Silver Springs, a picturesque small town in Southern California where even the hardest hearts can learn to love again… 
Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed—the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options. 
Dawson has given small town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he's innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs. 
As Sadie and Dawson's professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there's more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else sees—he has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Turn Me Loose by Anne Calhoun

I've featured Anne and her Alpha Ops heros and heroines on the blog before so I'm excited to share some info and a giveaway of Alpha Ops #6, Turn Me Loose.
Contest details below

Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781250084644
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 05-30-2017
Length: 352pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:
CRIMES OF PASSION
When she was on the verge of adulthood, Riva Henneman committed a crime and got caught red-handed. Luckily, she was busted by a HOT young cop…who also had a big heart. A one-time SEAL candidate, Officer Ian Hawthorn knew how it felt to have your dreams derailed. So he gave Riva a choice: face prison time or work for him as a confidential informant. But even a get-out-of-jail-free card comes with a cost. . .
Years later, Ian still remembers beautiful, innocent Riva—and the smoldering attraction they shared but both tried to ignore. Will they have a second chance, now that they’re back in each other’s lives? Riva’s work with inner-city children has led to a surprise run-in with Ian, who has his own agenda—one that could put them both in grave danger. Is their desire worth the risk this time?


St. Martin's Press is sponsoring this giveaway of
one Print copy Turn Me Loose
US ONLY
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Blaze- A Dark Kings novel by Donna Grant

I've featured novels by Donna Grant before but this is my first showcasing a Dark Kings novel.
Get educated on the novel and the series then enter for a copy of Blaze for yourself.
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ISBN-13: 9781250109552
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: Dark Kings #11
Release Date: 05-30-2017
Length: 400pp
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Overview:
His strength, his masculinity brought out something primal within her. In his arms, she felt like the Amazon warrior she’d once pretended to be as a little girl.
Anson is a fierce Dragon King, a dragon shapeshifter born and bred to protect his own. But when a rogue tech company hacks into their world, he must join forces with the unlikeliest of allies: a human female. Her name is Devon Abrams. A rising star at the firm, she has no idea that her boss is in league with the sinister Fae and their secret war against humanity. If Anson gains her trust, he can defeat the enemy from within. But first he must fight his own attraction—to this exquisitely beautiful mortal…
Devon loves her job at the firm. But sometimes she wishes she could find a man—a real man—who isn’t threatened by her success. When she first meets Anson, she’s overwhelmed by his powerful masculine presence and disarmingly gorgeous smile. But when he reveals his true mission—and his ability to transform into a dragon—she’s irresistibly drawn into an epic battle between humans and immortals, magic and technology, danger and desire. Anson vows to protect her from the Fae. But can he control the flames of passion that blaze within his heart, in Blaze, the next sexy Dragon romance in the Dark Kings series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Sarah Morgan - New York Actually - Review

Those who know me know that Sarah Morgan is a favorite author of mine, we go way back to when I was the Harlequin Presents series reviewer for RT magazine. Now I get to review her full length genre romance novels and her latest release and #4 in her From Manhattan With Love series is a gem.
Sit back and read our interview then enter to win a copy for yourself.
Details below

Enjoy!!
ISBN-13: 9781488023453
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 05-30-2017
Length: 384pp
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Overview:
One man. One woman. Two dogs. 
Meet Molly—New York's most famous advice columnist, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they're other people's. Still bruised from her last breakup, Molly is in no rush to find happily-ever-after—the only love of her life is her dalmatian, Valentine. 
Meet Daniel—A cynical divorce lawyer, he's hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don't get involved, no one can get hurt. Until he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet the gorgeous woman he sees running in Central Park every morning… 
Molly and Daniel both think they know everything about relationships. But as they try—and fail—to resist their undeniable chemistry, they'll soon discover they just might have a lot left to learn…
Sarah is sponsoring this giveaway
of 1 Print copy of New York Actually
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Friday, May 26, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Michelle has visited the blog several times so I'm happy to showcase her newest release, The Book of Summer which just made the Book Bub's Summers Hottest Beach Reads. Yay!
Learn about The Book of Summer and don't forget to enter the Fabulous #Giveaway. Details below.

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250070623
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 5-09-2017
Length: 419pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

Overview:
New York Times Bestselling Author of A Paris Apartment
The ocean, the wild roses on the dunes and the stunning Cliff House, perched atop a bluff in Sconset, Nantucket. Inside the faded pages of the Cliff House guest book live the spellbinding stories of its female inhabitants: from Ruby, a bright-eyed newlywed on the eve of World War II to her granddaughter Bess, who returns to the beautiful summer estate.
For the first time in four years, physician Bess Codman visits the compound her great-grandparents built almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Bess must now put aside her complicated memories in order to pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave. It’s not just memories of her family home Bess must face though, but also an old love that might hold new possibilities.
In the midst of packing Bess rediscovers the forgotten family guest book. Bess’s grandmother and primary keeper of the book, Ruby, always said Cliff House was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother’s words in ways she never imagined.
Michelle's Publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring this giveaway to
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One each print copy of each of Michelle's novels
The Paris Apartment, I'll See You in Paris and The Book of Summer
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick

Some of you might remember when I reviewed Phaedra's debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. Well now she's back with her sophomore offering, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone, which I can't wait to read. And it's one of the first releases by a new Harlequin/Harper Collins imprint Park Row Books.
Sit back and learn a bit about her new book, or go back HERE and read our interview about her debut, then be sure and enter to win a copy of her new book, details below.


ISBN-13: 9780778319993
Publisher: Park Row Books
Release Date: 05-16-17
Length: 368pp
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Overview:
Moonstone for empathy. Azurite for memories. Lapis lazuli for truth… In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start…
And then a surprise arrives at his door.
Gemma is Benedict's audacious teenage niece—the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven't spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track…
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Victoria Alexander - The Lady Traveler's Guide to Scoundrels and other Gentlemen

When I saw this title it was a no brainer, I had to feature it. I mean what a great title and cover. I didn't realize what a great choice for a first post after my international adventure it would be.
Read our conversation, maybe pick up some traveling tips then be sure and enter the giveaway for a copy of the book. Contest details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780373803989
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Ladys Travelers Guide #1
Release Date: 05-23-17
Length: 544pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Publisher/Audible

Embark on the breathtaking romantic adventures of The Lady Travelers Society in the brand-new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander
Really, it's too much to expect any normal man to behave like a staid accountant in order to inherit the fortune he deserves to support the lifestyle of an earl. So when Derek Saunders's favorite elderly aunt and her ill-conceived—and possibly fraudulent—Lady Travelers Society loses one of their members, what's a man to do but step up to the challenge? Now he's escorting the world's most maddening woman to the world's most romantic city to find her missing relative.
While India Prendergast only suspects his organization defrauds gullible travelers, she's certain a man with as scandalous a reputation as Derek Saunders cannot be trusted any farther than the distance around his very broad shoulders. As she struggles not to be distracted by his wicked smile and the allure of Paris, instead of finding a lost lady traveler, India just may lose her head, her luggage and her heart.
Free bonus story included in this volume! Don't miss The Proper Way to Stop a Wedding (in Seven Days or Less), a The Lady Travelers Guide novella.


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The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and other Gentlemen
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Monday, May 22, 2017

The Wedding of the Century

Hey all I'm back, chilling for the weekend trying to get used to no room service, no all you can eat 24/7, fruity and dangerous cocktails, wonderful dining experiences, amazing views, haggling outdoor bazars and amazing all inclusive resort experience.

But I wanted to share a few pics with you all


This was just before final descent into Cancun

This is sunset on the beach right before the bonfire


One of the pools


The view from the main lobby looking out to the ocean


Getting ready in the bride's room


The First Dance as husband and wife


I'll be back to regular scheduling blog posts tomorrow!!!
See you then!