Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

I once again leave the blog in the very capable hands of Sophia Rose who is reviewing The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman.
Enjoy!

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
Women’s Fiction
Publisher:  Berkley
Published: 5.2.17
ISBN-10: 0399583580
Pages:  368
Format:  Trade Paperback
Source:  Self
Sellers:  Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Kobo
ADD TO: GOODREADS
GoodReads Blurb:
Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she’s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed.

At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks—like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there’s that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can’t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity.

After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover—with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners—is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not…

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Showcase - Review - The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix

You know once in a while a reader will find an author who checks off all their important fan-girl boxes. And that's exactly what happened to me when I read my first historical romance novel by Claire Delacroix and so started the beginning of a beautiful reader-author friendship and I have loved everything she's dreamed up ever since whether its historical, contemporary, real or fantasy there's not a better storyteller in the business.
Enjoy my showcase and review of #4 in her The Champions of St. Euphemia series set during the Crusades.
ISBN-13: 9781538019924
Publisher: Deborah A Cooke
The Champions of St. Euphemia #4
Release Date: 3-23-2017
Length: 338pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound
ADD TO: GOODREADS
Overview:
A company of knights chosen to deliver a sealed trunk from the Templar treasury in Jerusalem to safekeeping in Paris. A group of pilgrims seeking the protection of the Templars to return home as the Saracens prepare to besiege the city. A mysterious treasure that someone will even kill to possess...
Returning home to Scotland triumphant after his military service, and entrusted with the precious relic of the Templars, Fergus is more than ready to wed his beloved Isobel and begin their life together. To his dismay, Isobel has wed another in his absence, and he believes all of merit is stolen from his life-until Leila resolves to win the valiant highlander's heart for her own. She is convinced of her own success, until Isobel tempts Fergus anew.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Interview - Review- The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry

I'm a long time fan of Patti Callahan Henry and had the pleasure of reviewing her latest novel, The Bookshop at Water's End for LibraryJournal.
Patti graciously agreed to an interview and I know getting a little background and Patti's personal perspective will entice you to buy it.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9780399583124
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Release Date: 07-11-2017
Length: 352pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible
ADD TO: Goodreads (there's a goodreads giveaway, click the link to enter)

OVERVIEW:
The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it...

Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared.

Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Audible Review - Showcase When We Were Sisters by Emilie Richards




When We Were Sisters was an unforgettable read for me as all of Emilie Richards books are. So poignant, so rich in emotion that the character's feelings come right through the page. So when the audible version was the daily deal I snapped it up. I had the privilege to review When We Were Sisters for RT Book Reviews Magazine which I have also included with my review of the audible edition. If you have the opportunity to read or listen to this book don't pass it up.
Enjoy!
When We Were Sisters
Written by: Emilie Richards
Narrated by: Karen White , Elijah Alexander , Rachel Fulginiti
Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:11-01-16
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Overview:
From USA Today best-selling author Emilie Richards comes an emotional story about love, loyalty, and the deep bonds of sisterhood.
While love and loyalty made them sisters, secrets could still destroy them.
As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?
For Cecilia, a lifetime of lies has finally caught up with her, and she wants a chance to tell the real story of their childhood and free herself from the nightmares that still haunt her. When she asks Robin to be the still photographer for a documentary on foster care, Robin agrees, even though Kris will be forced to take charge for the months she's away. She gambles that he'll prove to them both that their children - and their marriage - are a priority in his life.
As the documentary unfolds, memories will be tested and the meaning of family redefined, but the love two young girls forged into bonds of sisterhood will help them move forward as the women they were always meant to be.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan blog tour sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Welcome to my stop on the Kiss My Boots, book 2 in the Coming Home series by Harper Sloan blog tour sponsored by Simon & Schuster. Have fun learning about the book and the series and don't forget to enter to win a copy of Book 1 in the series, Lost Rider. For more chances be sure and visit all the sites on the tour. Details Below.
Enjoy!

KISS MY BOOTS
Harper Sloan
Book 2 in The Coming Home Series
Pocket Books
July 18, 2017
9781501155215
$7.99

GOODREADS

About the book:
Hang on to your Stetsons this summer, because you’re in for one wild ride! Get lost in the second installment ofNew York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, KISS MY BOOTS. In the second installment, the wildest Davis of them all is looking for love…maybe.

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always looked out for her. Of course, it doesn’t help that her heart has already been hardened when it comes to devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding back into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

Growing up, the one time Tate ever truly felt at home was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his gram and paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the Wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend turned young love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past, but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty, who he did his best to forget, for him to realize just how much he’s been missing…

Can two people who have stopped believing in love take a chance to find it in each other again? Or will the pain of the past prove too great a hurdle to conquer?

KISS MY BOOTS is the second go-round in this Texas-set series filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

We are giving away one review copy of Book 1, Lost Rider!
Be sure to check out all participating sites on the blog tour for more Giveaways.
 Please note, you can only win once and must have a U.S. address

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Royally Romanov by Terri Wilson


It's my pleasure to bring you a showcase for the very talented Teri Wilson's Royally Romanov. Royally Romanov is volume two in Wilson's The Royals Series. Learn a bit about the novel, read some praise including LibraryJournal's ** review, then enter to win a copy for yourself in a giveaway sponsored by Teri's publisher Simon & Schuster. Details below
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781501160509
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 07-17-2017
Length: 272
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo


GOODREADS

After suffering a violent blow to the head, Maxim’s only clue to his identity is a notebook containing carefully researched documentation in his own handwriting indicating that he is the sole surviving descendant of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, previously thought dead in the murder of her family during Russia’s Bolshevik revolution. His struggle to put the mysterious pieces of his past back together leads him to Finley. At first, she’s convinced Maxim is nothing but a con artist. But there’s something undeniably captivating about the beautiful, brooding man who claims to be searching for his identity—something Finley can’t quite bring herself to resist. When he reveals a secret about one of the imperial Fabergé eggs in the collection, she accepts he may actually be telling the truth. But as soon as Finley and Maxim act on their feelings for one another, Maxim is confronted with evidence that calls into question everything he’s begun to believe about himself.



Giveaway is one print copy
Royally Romanov US ONLY
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Friday, July 14, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Only: The Alex Connor Chronicles Book 3 by Parker Sinclair

I'm excited to bring you this spotlight for Parker Sinclair's Only, the third book in her Alex Connor Chronicles fantasy series.
Parker is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780998405339
Publisher: Rawlings Book, LLC
Release Date: 07-10-2017
Length: 218pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N


GOODREADS

Overview:
One would think the sassy, sexy hybrid Earthen Protector and Healer Alex Conner deserves some downtime after all she’s been through. But no. Instead, she finds herself trapped by the king of the Fae, and he’s not letting her go until he gets what he wants.

As alternate realities tangle her in confusion and bring her close to forgetting who she is and everyone she loves, will she unwittingly give the king what he craves?

If she does escape, will she ever pick up where she left off with her sexy Adonis Ryan? And can she control the new power she never knew she could wield—one over life and death itself—or will she be entangled in a realm whose ruler is hell-bent on entrapping her and someone she holds dear, forever?
 


The Giveaway is for digital copies of
Eve Plus The First Three books in the Alex Connor series
Eve-Trust-Forbidden-Truth
US ONLY
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Showcase - Bad Blood by Brian McGilloway - Partners in Crime Tours

Welcome to my stop on the Bad Blood tour learn a bit about it and don't forget to enter the Giveaway too!
Enjoy!

Bad Blood

by Brian McGilloway

on Tour June 26 - July 31, 2017

Synopsis:


A young man is found in a riverside park, his head bashed in with a rock. One clue is left behind to uncover his identity—an admission stamp for the local gay club.
DS Lucy Black is called in to investigate. As Lucy delves into the community, tensions begin to rise as the man’s death draws the attention of the local Gay Rights group to a hate-speech Pastor who, days earlier, had advocated the stoning of gay people and who refuses to retract his statement.
Things become further complicated with the emergence of a far-right group targeting immigrants in a local working-class estate. As their attacks escalate, Lucy and her boss, Tom Fleming, must also deal with the building power struggle between an old paramilitary commander and his deputy that threatens to further enflame an already volatile situation.
Hatred and complicity abound in McGilloway’s new Lucy Black thriller. Compelling and current, Bad Blood is an expertly crafted and acutely observed page-turner, delivering the punch that readers of Little Lost Girl have grown to expect.






Book Details:

Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: June 13th 2017
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062684558 (ISBN13: 9780062684554)
Series: DS Lucy Black #4
Purchase Links: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble  | Goodreads 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - Jane of Austin by Hilary Manton Lodge

Once again Sophia Rose takes the reins on The Reading Frenzy and brings us her review of Jane of Austin, nice play on words Sophia Rose can't wait to find out more about it.
Enjoy!

Jane of Austin by Hilary Manton Lodge
Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Publisher:  WaterBrook
Published:  6.13.17
Pages:  320
ASIN:  B01LXSRLLN
Format: eARC
Source:  Net Galley
Sellers:  Amazon - Barnes& Noble -  Kobo

GoodReads Blurb:

Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again.

But life in Austin isn’t all sweet tea and breakfast tacos. Their unusual living situation is challenging and unspoken words begin to fester between Jane and Celia. When Jane meets and falls for up-and-coming musician Sean Willis, the chasm grows deeper.

While Sean seems to charm everyone in his path, one person is immune – retired Marine Captain Callum Beckett. Callum never meant to leave the military, but the twin losses of his father and his left leg have returned him to the place he least expected—Texas.

In this modern spin on the Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility, the Woodward sisters must contend with new ingredients in unfamiliar kitchens, a dash of heartbreak, and the fragile hope that maybe home isn't so far away.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - The Fifth Reflection by Ellen Kirschman

I'm excited to showcase another Ellen Kirshman novel #3 featuring her police psychologist Dr. Dot Meyerhoff, The Fifth Reflection. Ellen's publisher Oceanview is sponsoring a giveaway. 
Details Below
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781608092505
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 07-11-2017
Length: 272pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:


Police psychologist Dr. Dot Meyerhoff is pulled into the vortex of a terrible crime involving an eccentric photographer whose images of nude children make her a prime suspect in the disappearance of her own daughter. The principal investigator in the case is a young officer whose dedication to work and obsession with finding the missing child is tearing his own family apart. Trapped between her allegiance to the investigator, her complicated connections to the photographer, and her unstable relationship with the police chief, Dot must find a way to help everyone involved. As Dot’s psychological expertise and determination contribute to solving the mystery, her involvement with the missing child’s extended, dysfunctional family brings her face-to-face with painful psychological issues of her own. The Fifth Reflection delivers a chilling, up-close look at the psychological strain of investigating Internet crimes against children, the complexities of being married to a cop, and the deadliness of jealousy.

Oceanview Publishing is sponsoring this giveaway of
One Print Copy of The Fifth Reflection US ONLY
Please use Rafflecopter form below to enter
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Monday, July 10, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Indian Summer by Marcia Willett


It's my pleasure to bring you a showcase of UK author Marcia Willett's newest US release, Indian Summer. Marcia's US publisher, St. Martin's Press is offering a giveaway details below and I'm happy to be able to share with you my friend and fellow New Zealand blogger, Kathryn from The Book Date's review. 
Click HERE for Kathryn's review.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250121035
Publisher:
Release Date: 06-27-2017
Length: 288pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:
Some memories can be forgotten…others won’t ever go away. From internationally adored author Marcia Willett comes the magnificent new novel, Indian Summer.
For renowned actor Sir Mungo, his quiet home village in Devon provides the perfect retreat. Close by are his brother and his wife, and the rural location makes his home the ideal getaway for his old friends in London.
Among those is Kit, who comes to stay for the summer, bringing with her a letter from her first and only love, Jake, and a heart in turmoil. Years have passed since they last saw each other, and now he has written to Kit asking to meet again.
As the summer unfolds, secrets are uncovered that will shatter the sleepy community, and even tear a family apart. But those involved soon realize that the only way to move forward might be to confront the past…

St. Martin's Press is offering
One Print copy of Indian Summer
US ONLY
Please use Rafflecopter form below to enter
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Friday, July 7, 2017

Audible Review - The Chosen By J.R. Ward

The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a series that I have loved since book 1 and while some of the novels are better than others I can honestly say that this genius of a storyteller knows her stuff and has kept me enthralled during the current book and anticipatory for the next one.
I have seen mixed reviews for The Chosen but I think you'll see from my review that I don't share the nay sayers views.

Enjoy!

The Chosen: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Written by: J. R. Ward
Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 15
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:04-04-17
Publisher: Random House Audio


Overview:
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.
Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.
As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Showcase - A Stardance Summer by Emily March

I'm happy to bring you Emily March's latest, #13 in her critically acclaimed Eternity Springs novel, A Stardance Summer.
Enjoy!!



ISBN-13: 9781250131683Eternity Springs #13
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Release Date: 06-27-2017
Length: 320pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

Overview:
Return to the beloved small town of Eternity Springs in the newest installment of Emily March’s New York Times bestselling series with A Stardance Summer.
Sometimes the end of one road
Brick Callahan enjoys every minute of chaos at his campground, Stardance Ranch, especially after the Tornado Alleycats arrive for an extended summer stay. The members of the all-female glamorous camping club are primarily seniors—active and adventurous, friendly and fun. But when he discovers Liliana Howe frolicking with the glamping grannies in a late night skinny-dipping session, he fears he's in for a summer of trouble. Because his best friend's kid sister has grown up to be drop-dead gorgeous.
. . .is the start of another
Betrayed by those she trusted, Lili decides she's put her career first for too long. She sells her practical sedan, buys a travel trailer, and heads to Eternity Springs for a summer of rest, relaxation, and reassessment as the newest member of the Alleycats. The last person she expects to find running an RV resort is her high school crush. Their undeniable mutual attraction is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when the past comes calling, will their summer romance stand the test of time?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews––The Sagittarius Command by RM Meluch

I'm happy once again to turn over the blog to Sophia Rose. Today she's reviewing the audible version of The Sagittarius Command by RM Meluch, narrated by John Glouchevitch.
Sophia Rose take it away!!
Enjoy!!


The Sagittarius Command by RM Meluch, Narrated by John Glouchevitch
#3 Tour of the Merrimack
Space Opera, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published:  5.23.17
ISBN: 1536671185
Time:  11 hours 31 min
Rating: 4
Format: MP3
Source:  Brilliance Audio
Sellers:  Amazon-Barnes& Noble


Goodreads blurb:
After the finest battleship-class spaceship in Earth's fleet, the U.S.S. Merrimack, rescues a near-space Roman world besieged by a destructive alien life-form known as the Hive, the Romans' leader, Caesar Magnus, insists on honoring the ship's captain, John Farragut. But when Caesar is assassinated, Farragut must lead a mission into the heart of Hive territory in search of a Roman who has been presumed "dead" for decades.

Friday, June 30, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Down Home Cowboy by Maisey Yates

I'm so happy to bring you NYT bestseller,  Maisey Yates latest Harlequin release, Down Home Cowboy, #8 in her Copper Ridge series. Plus Maisey's publisher, Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway of the novel, details below.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781460397916
Publisher: Harlequin
Copper Ridge Series #8
Release Date: 06-27-2017
Length: 384pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

Overview:
This Texas cowboy has come home to Copper Ridge to put down roots…but will he risk his heart again?

Asked where he'd be at this point in life, Cain Donnelly would have said anywhere but Copper Ridge, Oregon, living with his estranged brothers. But since his wife abandoned them, both he and his daughter, Violet, are in need of a fresh start, so he's back to claim his share of the family ranch. Local baker Alison Davis is a delicious temptation, but she's also his daughter's mentor and new boss. That makes her off-limits…until she offers a no-strings deal that no red-blooded cowboy could resist.

Alison has worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, and she won't jeopardize her hard-won independence. Especially if it also complicates Cain's relationship with Violet. But with Cain offering a love she never thought was possible, Alison has to find the courage to let her past go…or watch her future ride away for good.


Click HERE for a review by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning soup!



Harlequin is sponsoring this giveaway of
1 Print copy US & Canada only
of Down Home Cowboy
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Single Minded by Lisa Daily

I'm pleased to feature relationship expert and bestselling author Lisa Daily's latest, Single Minded, a novel.  It was the cover that drew me in, the title that caught my attention and the blurb that convinced me to put this on my tbr pile. 
Lisa's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway of the novel, details below.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781250060440
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 06-27-2017
Length: 288
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound


Overview:
Alex has planned and executed her life with laser focus since she first met her future husband at the play-doh table on the first day of kindergarten. They have a terrific life, a gorgeous house on the bay, and fantastic careers they love. There's only one problem: Alex's husband has a secret. A big one.
Now, Alex’s perfectly planned life has completely fallen apart, her biological clock is starting to feel like the timer on a nuclear device, and she finds herself drooling over her completely-dreamy-but-definitely-off-limits client, a star chef opening a hot new restaurant.
Armed with dating guidance from her oddball collection of advisers—including her gay ex-husband, a foul-mouthed political consultant, a perkily masochistic yogi, and a pot-smoking octogenarian—Alex navigates the booby-trapped world of modern dating, in her search for a second chance at love.


St. Martin's Press is offering
One Print copy US ONLY of
Single Minded
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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
Enjoy!


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

Studies in Scandals book #2
Release Date: 06-27-2017
Length: 320pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:
LADY + DUKE = TRUE LOVE?
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?

St. Martin's Press is sponsoring this giveaway of
one Print copy of Duke With Benefits US ONLY
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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.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781501133381
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date:
Length: 06/27/2017
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

Overview:
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

Synopsis:

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.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781460392058
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Broken Destiny #2
Release Date: 06-27-2017
Length: 384pp
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Overview:
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 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

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ISBN-13: 9781250066749
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 06-13-2017
Length: 384pp
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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?

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