Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews Ax To Grind by Tonya Kappes

Once again I step aside and let Sophia Rose take over the blog for the day. Today she's reviewing Ax To Grind by Tonya Kappes.
Enjoy!

Ax to Grind by Tonya Kappes
#3 Kenni Lowry Mystery
Publisher:  Henery Press
ISBN:  1635112478
Published: 9.19.19
Pages:  226
Rating: 4
Format: eARC

Source:  Net Galley
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GoodReads Blurb:
Southerners keep their secrets swept under the rug, but what happens when that rug goes up for sale?

Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon.

When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble. With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle’s books, or will this be her final chapter?

Monday, September 18, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Dirty Boxing Interview Tara Wyatt & Harper St. George

Welcome to my stop on the Dirty Boxing blog tour sponsored by the authors' publisher Simon and Schuster/Pocket ebooks. They are also sponsoring a #giveaway, details below.
I hope you learn a bit more about the authors, the novel and the start of a brand new series.
Enjoy!!




DIRTY BOXING
The Blood and Glory series
Volume 1
Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt
Pocket Star EBook
September 18, 2017
ISBN 9781501170195
$1.99

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Overview:
After an unstable childhood, Jules Darcy is very familiar with the risks of falling in love. And as an adult, she’s never let herself forget just how high those stakes can be. That’s why she ran away a year ago after her fling with MMA fighter Nick Giannakis quickly got serious. But when she jumps at the opportunity to reconnect with her dad by accepting a job with his growing fight league, she’s stunned to learn the abs, the chiseled arms, and the rock-solid punches she has to market belong to none other than her former fling. Unable to run away from the sexy middleweight this time, Jules vows to keep things strictly professional. But one look at Nick, and her resolve starts to crumble….

The last thing Nick expects when he signs with the prestigious World Fighting Championship is that he’ll have to work with the only woman who ever broke his heart. Desperate to hide the pain she caused him, Nick vows to keep his distance from his gorgeous ex. But when he realizes their intense chemistry hasn’t faded after a year apart, he wonders if they could have a future together, even if dating the boss’s daughter could complicate his bid for the championship belt.

Under the bright lights of Las Vegas, in the world of high-stakes prize fighting, they’ll have to take a risk and decide if their love is worth fighting for.


Blood and Glory Giveaway
To celebrate the first in the Blood and Glory Series we're giving
away one promo code for a download of DIRTY BOXING!
You can enter on any of the participating sites
But keep in mind you can only win once!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Showcase - The Game by Vanessa Fewings


I'm so happy to bring you The Game, book 2 in The Icon trilogy by Vanessa Fewings, think Thomas Crown Affair, enough said right!
Vanessa's publisher Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway, details below
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:  978-0373804122
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 08-29-2017
Length: 352pp
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Overview:
Chasing Icon, the world's slickest art thief, was the most seductive thrill of London art investigator Zara Leighton's career…until the clues led her to the man who holds command of her body and heart, Tobias Wilder, an American billionaire with charisma to spare. Her duty to capture him is complicated by the intensity of their passion. Her will to end their connection is tinted with red-hot need to never let him go.

Tobias's heists are about more than money and ego. His plot to orchestrate the perfect deception in Los Angeles is destiny. No one—not even Zara—knows the depths of his motivation. And no one suspects the truth behind a single artifact that holds the secrets to an entire civilization. Forced to deny one calling to satisfy another, he knows something must be sacrificed: his code of honor or his loyalty to Zara.


Harlequin is sponsoring this #giveaway of
One Digital Copy -winner's choice of e-pub or mobi
of The Chase book 1 in The Icon Trilogy
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review - Between Two Fires by Mark Noce

Last year at this time I had the privilege of showcasing Mark Noce's debut novel Between Two Fires and when I learned he's releasing the sequel in early December I knew I had to read the them.
I hope you enjoy my review of Between Two Fires and check back in around his release date of 12-5 for an interview, showcase, review and giveaway.

ISBN-13:  978-1250072627
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 8-23-2016
Length: 336pp
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Overview:
Saxon barbarians threaten to destroy medieval Wales. Lady Branwen becomes Wales' last hope to unite their divided kingdoms when her father betroths her to a powerful Welsh warlord, the Hammer King. But the fledgling alliance is fraught with enemies from within and without as Branwen becomes the target of assassination attempts and courtly intrigue. A young woman in a world of fierce warriors, she seeks to assert her own authority and preserve Wales against the barbarians. But when she falls for a young hedge knight named Artagan, her world threatens to tear itself apart.

Caught between her duty to her people and her love of a man she cannot have, Branwen must choose whether to preserve her royal marriage or to follow her heart. Somehow she must save her people and remain true to herself, before Saxon invaders and a mysterious traitor try to destroy her.


Friday, September 8, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Showcase The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart Blog Tour

Today is my stop on The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart blog tour, 11th in her The Chesapeake Diaries series. Read up on this novel and the series and be sure and enter to win a print copy of book #10 in the series, Driftwood Point sponsored by Mariah's publisher Simon and Schuster. Details below.
Enjoy!



THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE
11th in The Chesapeake Diaries series
Mariah Stewart
Pocket Books
August 29, 2017
ISBN 9781501154355
$7.99
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Overview:
New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart returns to the cherished Maryland shores of St. Dennis with THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE (Pocket Books; August 29, 2017; $7.99), thecharming story of a jaded architect who meets the one man who could finally melt her heart—if she’s willing to let him in.

Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking adventurers, having just divorced the one she’d married. Now working with her father’s construction company to build ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the Chesapeake Bay, she’s designing them for Cannonball Island. Knowing there’s been no new construction on the island in almost one hundred years, Cass is sensitive to the heritage and history of the sparsely populated island, and has come up with plans so perfect she’s determined to buy one for herself to live in. Even the fact that Owen Parker—whom she dismisses as a lightweight and a player— seems to be everywhere she goes isn’t enough to deter her from building her dream house.

Owen is and always has been sinfully handsome and wickedly clever, a magnet for mischief as well as the girls in St. Dennis. He’s also a rolling stone, going and doing whatever appeals to him, from flying a mail plane in Alaska to working on a cattle ranch in Australia and a shrimp boat in Louisiana, to surfing and diving in Costa Rica. When an old friend offers him a job salvaging a sunken ship in the Chesapeake, Owen gladly accepts. Something’s been telling him it’s about time to head home to Cannonball Island, and a job is as good an excuse as any. He’s totally smitten with the pretty architect, but it seems he’s finally met a woman who’s immune to his charms. Sooner or later, Owen will have to face the reason why he always runs, because this time, leaving just might be harder than staying.


Giveaway is for one print copy
Driftwood Point US ONLY
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Showcase - Interview with Terry Keys Death Toll Rising

You all know how I love bringing new to me authors to all my reader's attention well today I have a multitalented thriller author who's just released #4 in his series staring Houston detective David Porter.
It's not a coincidence that Terry's protagonist is from Houston, Terry is also from Houston and has been directly affected by Hurricane Harvey, so please while you read about his make believe stories keep him in your thoughts about his real life challenges.

Enjoy!


  • ASIN: B06XCFDC7V
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Release Date: 5-23-2017
Length: 228pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ Kobo
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Overview:
When world leaders gather to attend the first Worldwide Religious Summit, no one is prepared for what happens next. On the eve of the Summit Japan’s Prime Minister, Akio Yoshida, falls dead in Houston’s Chinatown, and the eyes of the world descend on the city. His final moments streamed live on social media for the world to see. The broadcast includes a chilling death threat for the remaining world leaders and the unfathomable accusation that America is behind the assassination.
As shockwaves ripple across the globe, the FBI summons HPD Detective David Porter and his team to investigate and restore order to the chaos. But is this nightmare more than Houston’s finest detective can handle?

Paralyzed by fear, the world watches as life as we know it hangs delicately in the balance. Can the threat of global destruction be averted? No one wants to watch . . . but they can’t look away.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Interview John Mangan - Into a Dark Frontier #Oceanview Publishing

I'm so excited to bring you an interview with new to me Oceanview Publishing author, John Mangan about his brand new release, Into a Dark Frontier. Oceanview is offering a copy for a #giveaway, details below. I've got my copy and I can't wait to dig in.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781608092611
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 09-05-2017
Length: 323 pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound
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Overview:
In the near future, Africa collapses into an enormous failed state, leaving the continent lawless and severely depopulated. For most, the breakdown brings horror, but for others―the outcast, the desperate, the criminal, and the insane―it allows unparalleled opportunity: a new frontier of danger and unlimited possibility. In America, ex-Navy SEAL Slade Crawford, emotionally crippled after twenty years of front line combat, the dissolution of his marriage, and the accidental death of his son, is falsely accused of terrorism. Slade flees to Africa to build a new life and escape his past, but he is captured by an enigmatic American colonel, Gary Kraven, and blackmailed into tracking down a blood cult that is rampaging across the sub-Sahara. Struggling to stay alive and to free himself from Kraven’s grasp, Slade pursues the cult across the lawless African frontier. He soon learns that nothing is as it seems and that he is standing at the epicenter of a global struggle that will determine the course of history. Slade must decide whether to fight for his life or his honor―he can't have both.

Oceanview is sponsoring a giveaway of
One Print copy of Into a Dark Frontier US ONLY
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Showcase - East in Paradise by Tif Marcelo Simon and Schuster

I'm happy to showcase #2 in Tif Marcelo's Journey to the Heart series, East in Paradise.
Click HERE to see the Showcase for Tif's debut novel, North To You.
East in Paradise is Tif's second novel.

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781501169496
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: 09-04-2017
Length: 390pp
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Overview:
When an entrepreneur and an Army reservist end up in their own reality show fauxmance, they have to decide whether their love exists just for the cameras...or if it’s for real in this warmhearted romance, perfect for foodies and wine lovers!

Bryn Aquino, the former manager of a Filipino restaurant, knows the value of hard work. With a shiny new MBA in tow and an investor, she’s ready to start her own business: a culinary retreat where visitors can relax, cook, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Dubbed Paraiso Retreats, she leases the childhood home of army reservist Mitchell Dunford—who returned from Afghanistan to revive his family’s vineyard—but finds herself in a bind when her investor pulls out of the business.

When the retreat catches an internet live stream producer’s eye through social media channels, Bryn is offered the opportunity of a lifetime—to document her journey in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Excited, Bryn happily agrees to the arrangement...only to find out that she’s going to have to fake an onscreen romance with her indifferent landlord in order to keep her audience interested.

As Mitchell and Bryn put on a show for the cameras, they find their romance isn’t hard to fake. They’ve got more in common under their bluster, banter, and doubts. As their relationship heats up and the cameras keep rolling, the line between show and reality blurs. And when the pressures of family, business, and the audience stack against them, will their romance survive internet stardom? Or was it just for show?


Thursday, August 31, 2017

#Giveaway, Showcase Can't Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter

I'm a huge Gena Showalter fan and am excited to showcase #5 in her Original Heartbreakers series, Can't Hardly Breathe. Gena's publisher Harlequin is graciously sponsoring this #giveaway. Details below
Enjoy!



TitleCan’t Hardly Breathe
AuthorGena Showalter
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Book #5, Original Heartbreakers Series
Imprint: HQN
On-sale date:  August 29, 2017
Price:  $7.99
Format: mass-market paperback (Original)
ISBN: 9780373789924
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Overview:
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with an irresistible Original Heartbreakers story about a woman who's never felt desired and the man who wants her more than air to breathe… 

Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis's past is full of memories she'd rather forget. But there's one she can't seem to shake—her long-standing crush on former army ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead. 

Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves curvy Dorothea night and day, he's as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her.  

But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.


The #Giveaway is for one print copy
Can't Hardly Breathe US & Canada Only
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#Giveaway Murder Unrenovated & Rehearsal for Murder by P.M. Carlson blast Partners In Crime Tours

Murder Unrenovated & Rehearsal For Murder

by P.M. Carlson

Book Blast on August 29, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Interview - Dawn Ryder - Take to the Limit

I've featured her books before but this is the first time I've had the pleasure of interviewing author Dawn Ryder. She's here today to chat about her latest release, #4 in her Unbroken Heroes series, Take To The Limit. Read all about it then enter to win a copy, details below.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781250132703
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-29-2017
Length: 320pp
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Overview:They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid. These are the men of the Shadow Ops task force. Be seduced and thrilled by Take to the Limit, the next Unbroken Heroes novel by Dawn Ryder. 


Holding out for a hero

A hardened military machine, Bram Magnus is a tough, combat-ready, all-American hero who never surrenders. But the one thing he can't fight? His smoldering, intense attraction to his girlfriend's younger sister. He's always kept his feelings locked deeply down. But when his girlfriend betrays him the night before he ships off to Afghanistan, Bram has one chance to show the woman he's resisted for years that he wants her as fiercely as the first day he saw her.

Ever since her older sister first brought home the soldier with steely hard muscles and piercing eyes, Jaelyn has wanted Bram, and when her sister casts him aside the night before he leaves, Jaelyn can't resist one steamy hot kiss with him. But danger is not far behind, and even as a deadly enemy hunts them, their relationship only grows more explosive. It's all Bram can do to keep Jaelyn safe, but with a threat this powerful, will they pay the ultimate price for their passion?
 

Giveaway is for one print copy
Take to the Limit US ONLY
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dark Stranger by I. T. Lucas books 1-3 Review

A friend recently recommended the Children of the Gods series by I.T. Lucas and I found a fresh take on a genre that is getting somewhat stale. Her premise of a near immortal race that have been living amongst us since the beginning of time that were descended from Gods is a unique take on the origins of Greek and Roman mythology plus a bit of Vampire lore thrown in for good measure.
Books 1-3 are the love story of Kian and Syssi's story and you can't read out of order or really review one without the others.
So sit back and enjoy my review(s) of the first three novels in the series on audible plus a Q&A courtesy of Ms. Lucas's website.



Book 1                 Book 2                               Book 3

Monday, August 28, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Interview - Emma Douglas - Need You Now

I'm happy to bring you Emma Douglas' first in her new Cloud Bay series, Need You Now.  I hope our interview peaks your interest in the novel and the new series. Learn a bit about Cloud Bay, then enter to win a copy for yourself.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250110985
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-29-2017
Length: 304pp
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Overview:
Welcome to the small island town of Cloud Bay, where it’s never the wrong time to find a love that’s oh-so-right. . .
Caleb White knows what he wants out of life—and being a star tennis player is not it. After speaking to the press about his plans to retire, Caleb decides that a trip to quaint, beautiful Cloud Bay for its legendary music festival is exactly what he needs. There will be time to figure out what to do with his life without a racket in his hand soon enough. Until then, Caleb is content to be stuck on an island with CloudFest’s gorgeous director Faith Harper. . .
The daughter of a famous rock star, Faith knows all about fame, fortune, and hot flings that aren’t meant to last longer than a few good songs. Gorgeous, built Caleb is a temptation she can’t resist, but she’s not prepared for the way he makes her feel. . .and the dreams that they both share. What begins as a carefree distraction deepens into something real. But is Caleb ready to put his celebrity behind him and give life in the slow lane with Faith a chance?



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Need You Now
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Friday, August 25, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Showcase - The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

Summer is almost unofficially over so it's time to put away those beach reads and pick up something with a little more meat on the bone. That's why I'm excited to bring you this showcase of Erica Spindler's new psychological thriller, The Other Girl. After you find out a little about the read enter to win a print copy of your own. Details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:  9781250083654
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-22-2017
Length: 256pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


Overview:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Justice for Sara and The First Wife Erica Spindler comes The Other Girl, a chilling new thriller about a ritualistic murder of a college professor that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she’d put behind her.
"Explosive.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A fantastic thriller from one of the best in the genre!” —RT Reviews
A horrific crime. One witness—a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law.
Is it any surprise no one believed her?
Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community.
When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she’d buried, along with her past and the girl she’d been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed…except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn’t exist.
Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop—the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common—except Miranda.
The Giveaway is for one print copy
The Other Girl
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Interview with Gregory Randall - The Cherry Pickers

I'm excited to introduce you to Gregory Randall author of The Cherry Pickers. Read on, learn a little about his novel then enter for a chance to win a copy sponsored by Randall's publicity firm Author/Guide. Details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780998708300
Publisher: Windsor Hill Publishing
Release Date: 02-18-2017
Length: 354pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound


Overview:
Gregory C. Randall weaves a tale of secrets in northern Michigan during that hot and stormy summer. With the constant fear of nuclear war, an exploding Middle East, and memories of World War II still fresh with flowers on soldier's graves; a fourteen year old boy realizes that he is growing up. In Howie Smith's world of primal forests, orderly orchards, and Lake Michigan; he learns about life and begins to understand death. A crazy aunt, a dying uncle, and the unyielding pressure to bring in the demanding crop of cherries, Howie is forced to realize there is more to life than baseball. Randall unveils, during this brief summer, a family's fears and triumphs. He explores a region of America left apart from the chaos of the world. It is a place of needed yet unwanted migrant pickers, backwoods people who must live off the land, and the grand lake that encloses them all. But Howie discovers it is also a realm of wonders.

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The Cherry Pickers US ONLY
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Irresistible You by Kate Meader Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Irresistible Your by Kate Meader blog tour. 
Enjoy!


IRRESISTIBLE YOU
Chicago Rebels series, Book 1
Kate Meader
Pocket Star EBooks
August 14, 2017
$1.99 (August 14th – August 27th, 2017)
$5.99 (After August 27th, 2017)
ISBN 9781501168550
Purchase: Amazon/B&N/Kobo

Overview:
IRRESISTIBLE YOU kicks of the all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series by Kate Meader, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Showcase - Review - Devil's Cut by J.R. Ward


Devil's Cut is the finale of Ward's, couldn't put it down, only books I have pre-ordered in AGES, Bourbon Kings trilogy. You also can't read them out of order.
I hope you enjoy my review of the audible edition!


Devil's Cut: A Bourbon Kings novel

Written by: J. R. Ward
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
Series: Bourbon Kings, Book 3
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:08-01-17
Publisher: Random House Audio
Buy it: Audible

Overview:
In New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward's thrilling finale to her Bourbon Kings series, the Bradford family dynasty teeters on the edge of collapse after the murder of their patriarch - and a shocking arrest.
At first the death of William Baldwine, the head of the Bradford family, was ruled a suicide. But then his eldest son and sworn enemy, Edward, came forward and confessed to what was, in fact, a murder. Now in police custody, Edward mourns not the disintegration of his family or his loss of freedom...but the woman he left behind. His love, Sutton Smythe, is the only person he has ever truly cared about, but as she is the CEO of the Bradford Bourbon Company's biggest competitor, any relationship between them is impossible. And then there's the reality of the jail time that Edward is facing.
Lane Baldwine was supposed to remain in his role of playboy, forever in his big brother Edward's shadow. Instead he has become the new head of the family and the company. Convinced that Edward is covering for someone else, Lane and his true love, Lizzie King, go on the trail of a killer - only to discover a secret that is as devastating as it is game changing.
As Lane rushes to discover the truth and Sutton finds herself irresistibly drawn to Edward in spite of his circumstances, the lives of everyone at Easterly will never be the same again. For some this is good; for others it could be a tragedy beyond imagining. Only one thing is for certain: Love survives all things. Even murder.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Showcase - The Lady of Royale Street by Thea De Salle

Today I'm showcasing The Lady of Royale Street by Thea De Salle, it's number 3 in her NOLA Nights series and available starting today.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781501156106
Publisher: Pocket Star/Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 08-21-2017
Length: 252pp
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OVERVIEW:From the New York Times bestselling author of the NOLA Nights series comes a rollicking, sexy tale of opposites attracting in the midst of wedding planning.

Alex DuMont is everything his brother Sol isn’t: regimented, serious, and devout. Between twelve-hour workdays, service to the church, punishing daily workouts, and bi-weekly therapy sessions, Alex is, as Sol once put it, “a kettle perpetually whistling as it boils itself to death.” So when Sol announces his marriage to Arianna Barrington, heiress and society sweetheart, Alex is the absolute worst choice to be his best man. Sol asks anyway and Alex reluctantly agrees. It’s only a week, after all, and Alex should be able to stop himself from throttling his big brother for a meager seven days. Probably. Maybe.

Theresa Ivarson is Arianna’s best friend and the maid of honor. A decorated photojournalist who interrupts her globetrotting to stand beside her friend, Theresa is beautiful, witty, and unafraid to speak her mind. So when she is faced with working with the best man from Hell, a Viking who doesn’t know how to smile, is bossy, and about as pleasant as a cactus, the sparks are bound to fly—and not in the good way. To make matters worse, Sol and Rain's wedding planner was hit by a bus the week before their special day, and Alex and Theresa find themselves at the center of a list-ditch effort to pull the wedding together. But when you can’t decide if you want to kiss or kill someone, something’s bound to break.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - Baba Connridh by Michelle Franklin

It's time once again to turn the blog over to my fantastic guest reviewer Sophia Rose. Today she's reviewing Baba Connridh by Michelle Franklin,  A Frewyn Fable.
Sophia Rose it's all yours!!

Enjoy!


Baba Connridh: A Tale of Frewyn by Michelle Franklin
Fantasy
Publisher: Indie
Published:  5.21.17
Pages:  99
ASIN: B072PQTRNF
Format: eARC
Source:  Author
Sellers:  Amazon

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Overview:
Gran Mara Connridh, known to her few friends as Baba, is Frewyn's oldest farmer. 

She spends her days marching over her fields with her cat at her side, throwing stones at children, frightening her neighbours, and avoiding unwanted visitors by telling them exactly what she thinks about them when they should happen to stop by. All is prepared for the coming harvest on Baba's farm, and she has nothing more to do but sit by her hearth and disdain the world, until a visit from the gods and two wanton fey force her to leave her house and put her old powers back into practice. 

Beware the grans with charms and magic knitters. They are never as frail and friable as they appear.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Showcase - Interview - Kelley Armstrong Rituals

#1 NYT bestseller Kelley Armstrong has just released #5 and her finale in the Cainsville series, Rituals. I was lucky enough to chat with her about it and am pleased to share it with you all.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9780345815231
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 496pp
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Overview: (note to avoid spoilers overview is purposefully vague)
When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded. Running from the fall-out, she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois, but she couldn’t resist trying to dig out the truth about her birth parents’ crimes. She began working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer who also had links to the town; their investigation soon revealed Celtic mysteries at work in Cainsville, and also entangled Olivia in a tense love triangle with the calculating Gabriel and her charming biker boyfriend, Ricky. Worse, troubling visions revealed to Olivia that the three of them were reenacting an ancient drama pitting the elders of Cainsville against the mysterious Huntsmen with Olivia as the prize.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Erika Raskin- Best Intentions


I'm so excited to be interviewing Erika Raskin today on the blog who's here to chat about her brand new medical thriller, Best Intentions. Read on to find out just how much Erika and her protagonist have in common then be sure to enter the giveaway sponsored by her publisher St. Martin's Press, details below.
Enjoy!!!
ISBN-13: 9781250101228
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 288pp
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Overview:
Marti Trailor—social worker on hold, mother of three, wife of a successful obstetrician, daughter of a Congressman—is ready to go back to work. She’s thrilled when the perfect opportunity falls in her lap. The catch? The job is at her husband's hospital and he seems not to share her enthusiasm. Undeterred, she takes the position counseling vulnerable young women as they prepare to give birth.
Marti quickly begins to feel like she is making a difference in the lives of her clients. Soon, though, she finds herself caught up in the dark side of the medical center—with its long hours, overworked doctors and entrenched practices. When she witnesses something she can't unsee, Marti, who has always done her best to keep a low-profile, finds herself thrust under a dangerous spotlight with all of Richmond, Virginia watching.
In her captivating domestic suspense novel Best Intentions, Erika Raskin weaves together high stakes hospital politics, the pressures of family life, and the consequences of trying to do the right thing, particularly in a city with a history as fraught as Richmond's.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Showcase - Firebird by Helaine Mario

I'm so pleased to showcase Helaine Mario's newest Oceanview release, Firebird. Firebird is actually her first book and has just been re-released. I devoured Helaine's last Oceanview offering, The Lost Concerto and I can't wait to read Firebird.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781608091904
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 492pp
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Overview:Firebird has it all—mystery, suspense, drama, politics, romance and sensitivity. And added to that are vivid locations—Maine, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Russia and an author that makes you feel like you are there. Now mix in rich characters as well with heroic bravery and devotion to family, friends, and country, and you have an incredibly powerful novel. Throw in twist and turns and threats and a great plot and you have an electrifying thriller. 
Dr. Alexandra Marik, a single mother and art gallery curator, is haunted by her past and the sudden, inexplicable death of her older sister.  Ivan is a lonely, secretive Russian spy who has been “forgotten” since the chaos of Glasnost.  Their lives are about to collide.
It is October, just weeks before the Presidential election.  A controversial Senator has replaced an ailing Vice President on the Republican ticket…
Just miles from the White House, the funeral of Alexandra’s sister, Eve, is about to begin, while, in a forest far to the north, the man called Ivan is mourning Eve’s death as well.
Alexandra’s quest for the truth behind her sister’s death will expose a decades old political secret that must be protected at all costs to allow Ivan to complete his mission.  Her search will test her courage, challenge her concepts of family, surprise her with unexpected romance, and propel her to risk her own life to protect the children she loves.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Showcase - The Cartel 7: Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses by Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman

I love a rags to riches story just as well as anyone and I've got one here about husband and wife writing team Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman.
Here is what the New York Times says about this powerhouse couple-New York Times feature.
The Cartel 7 is #7 in The Cartel series.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781250067005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 07-25-2017
Length: 304pp
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Overview:
The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues in the next explosive book in the Cartel series from the minds of New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis.
After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel’s reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother, six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out the way and off the radar of the Feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison.
Miamor’s freedom is guaranteed—provided Carter help create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?