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
Sellers:  Amazon- Barnes& Noble -Kobo
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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
Please use Rafflecopter form below to enter
Good Luck!

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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Good Luck!

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
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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?