Thursday, March 30, 2017

Showcase - Review - From Ice To Ashes - Rhett Bruno

I'm so excited to bring you my review and a short showcase for this sci-fantastic new, just released novel, From Ice To Ashes a, a stand alone set in his Titanborn world. 
HERE'S the link to our conversation about the upcoming series.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780399181610
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Release Date: 03/28/2017
Length: 298pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IBooks

Overview:
A humble laborer is caught in the tensions between Earth and Titan, the now-colonized moon of Saturn, in a standalone novel set in the universe of Titanborn (“Sci-fi noir at its finest!”—David Simpson, author of the Post-Human series).

Kale Drayton knows his place. As a Ringer born on Titan, he’s used to keeping his head down and his mouth shut—no matter how much the Earthers abuse him or his own kind berate him. So when he’s caught stealing from a wealthy merchant, he’s lucky to be sentenced to low-paying maintenance work on a gas-harvesting ship instead of life in a cell . . . or worse.

But when his mother is quarantined, Kale finds himself backed into a corner. To pay for her medicine, he needs money—the kind of money he’ll never make sweeping floors and cleaning ships. So when he receives a mysterious offer asking him to do a simple job in exchange for his mother’s treatment, Kale takes a chance once more. All he has to do is upload a program onto his employer’s ship and all of his problems will disappear.

What starts as a straightforward smuggling gig soon reveals its shattering repercussions. The people who hired Kale are more dangerous than he suspected—and he’s more important to them than he ever could have imagined.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Michelle Major - Review - Meant For You

I used to review Michelle's HQN Special Edition novels for RT Magazine and I really miss her and all the wonderful SE authors, so when I saw she was also writing for Montlake I grabbed this novel right up!
Read our interview and my review courtesy of RT Book Reviews and then enter for a chance to win a fab prize from Michelle.
Contest details below
Enjoy!!
ISBN-13: 9781503943667
Publisher: Montlake
Release Date: 03/28/2017
Length: 268pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/IndieBound/Audible

Overview:
Single mom Jenny Castelli has a temper to match her red hair. When the former mean girls of her high school insult her son, Jenny fires off a big lie - that she's engaged to a rich, handsome guy and is bringing him to their ten-year reunion. Now she needs to find the perfect fake fiancé for one night. And only one man fits the bill.
Geek turned tech entrepreneur Owen Dalton already had his heart broken by Jenny Castelli. Still, he finds himself agreeing to her proposition - even as he struggles to remember that the chemistry sparking between them isn't real. But when Jenny's ex makes a play for custody and Owen is forced to deal with the family who always treated him as "second best," their arrangement suddenly becomes very personal. And that lie they've been telling everyone? It isn't nearly as big as the one they've been telling themselves.


Michelle is offering 
One signed Print Copy of Meant for You
Plus
a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card US ONLY!!
Please use The Rafflecopter form to enter
Good Luck!!


Monday, March 27, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** The Darcy Monologues - Cover Reveal - Pre-order link


I'm super excited to share with you the cover reveal of the new Austen inspired anthology called The Darcy Monologues, 15 short stories by 15 authors. 
I'm also showcasing Sohpia Rose's short story, Darcy Strikes Out, cover
Also included is a link to the pre-order which is free if you're an Kindle Unlimited member.

And some information about the upcoming blog tour.
Plus just for the cover reveal there is are two fabulous #giveaways Open Internationally just scroll down to find them!

Good Luck!!
Get Ready, Get Set, 


REVEAL!!!!!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Two For One Review Animal Magnetism and Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis

Those who know me know I tend to take good reviews from blogger friends seriously and always put those reads on my wish list. That's how I came to get the audible books for the first two in Jill Shalvis's Animal Magnetism series, about a small Idaho town and the animal lovers who fall in love there. I gobbled up books 1 & 2 and can't wait to continue my stay in Sunshine Idaho.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 Rita Nominees - Shout out to My Faves

Congratulations to all the 2017 Rita Nominees!

 here's the link to see them all

--> https://www.rwa.org/p/bl/et/blogid=20&blogaid=1808
And Here's a shout out showcase of my faves!!!
Congrats!!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sophia Rose - Guest Review - Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

It's time again to welcome Sophia Rose to review on the blog. Today she's bringing a review of #32 in International bestseller Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mysteries, Murder on the Serpentine.
Take it away Sophia Rose!

Enjoy!


Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry
#32 Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Mysteries
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Published: 3.21.17
Pages: 288
Rating: 4
Format: eARC
Source:  Net Galley
Sellers:  Amazon - Barnes& Noble - Kobo 



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Finding our Forever by Brenda Novak

I'm so happy showcasing a new novel by an author I love. Sit back and learn a bit about #1 in her new Silver Springs series, Finding our Forever.
Brenda's publisher Harlequin (who makes the world go round) is sponsoring a giveaway of one print copy. Contest details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780373623389
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 03/21/2017
Length: 224pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible/Publisher


New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes readers to the town of Silver Springs, where surprises wait around every
corner! 
The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch's owner, that she's really her daughter? Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner—Aiyana's adopted son and ranch manager—that decision becomes even more difficult.
Although Elijah can't deny his deep attraction to Cora, he's always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there's something about the ranch's newest employee that isn't exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he's long been waiting for.


Giveaway is for one print copy US & Canada ONLY of
Finding our Forever
Please Use the Rafflecopter form to enter
Good Luck!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Interview with Tonya Kappes - A Ghostly Mortality - a Partners in Crime virtual Blog Tour

A Ghostly Mortality

by Tonya Kappes

on Tour February 28 - March 30, 2017

Synopsis:


That ghost sure looks . . . familiar

Only a handful of people know that Emma Lee Raines, proprietor of a small-town Kentucky funeral home, is a “Betweener.” She helps ghosts stuck between here and the ever-after—murdered ghosts. Once Emma Lee gets them justice they can cross over to the great beyond.
But Emma Lee’s own sister refuses to believe in her special ability. In fact, the Raines sisters have barely gotten along since Charlotte Rae left the family business for the competition. After a doozy of an argument, Emma Lee is relieved to see Charlotte Rae back home to make nice. Until she realizes her usually snorting, sarcastic, family-ditching sister is a... ghost.
Charlotte Rae has no earthly idea who murdered her or why. With her heart in tatters, Emma Lee relies more than ever on her sexy beau, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross…because this time, catching a killer means the Raines sisters will have to make peace with each other first.

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Published by: Witness
Publication Date: February 28th 2017
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 0062466976 (ISBN13: 9780062466976)
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries #6
Purchase Links: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble  | Goodreads 

Friday, March 17, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Donna Augustine- Review - A Step into the Dark

Those who know me know that Donna is fast becoming my favorite author. There are several reasons for that, her fantastic world building, her unforgettable never give up protagonist and a stable full of amazing costars.
I hope you enjoy a peek into her next Urban Fantasy Ollie Wit series and if you like what you see enter for a chance to win an autographed copy for your own.

Contest details below.
Enjoy!




ISBN-13: 9781945946011
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 01/28/2017
Length: 376
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/IndieBound
Series: Ollie Wit #1

Overview:
Ollie Wit is the strongest Shadow Walker born in decades but it's a gift with a steep price.

Walking in the Shadowlands can bring untold powers and spells, and even greater risks. Every step into that other world brings her closer to the monsters that have haunted her since a child, destroyed her family and wreaked havoc all around her.

Kane knows Ollie is the key to getting the spell he needs and he's the answer to ending her torment. But it's a bargain that brings her closer to her own destruction. Even if she succeeds, will she be able to walk away from the newfound power that comes with walking in the Shadowlands?


Giveaway is for one autographed print copy
of A Step Into The Dark US ONLY
Please use Rafflecopter form to enter
Thanks Donna!
Good Luck!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** A Limited Engagement by Bethany Michaels - Author's Pal Blog Tour



About the Book:

Derek Sawyer, sexiest bad boy on the racing circuit, is about to land a huge sponsor. The only problem is the oil baron’s daughter wants to make Derek part of the deal. Worried he’ll offend the old billionaire if he rejects his daughter, Derek comes up with the perfect plan—pretend he’s already engaged to his friend Lilly.
Lilly Harmon used to daydream about her childhood crush Derek proposing to her…but not like this. Of course, she just lost her boyfriend and her job, so her five-year plan is already smashed to hell. Pretending to be with Derek might help her get her PR career back on track.
But the oil baron’s daughter won’t give up that easily, and Derek’s parents believe the engagement proves he’s become the son they always wanted.
Money. Family. Love. The truth could destroy everything. And to think this engagement was supposed to be the easy way out.
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Add to Goodreads


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Review- Wildcat V.I. Warshawski's first case by Sara Paretsky



WILDCAT: V. I. Warshawski's First Case

by Sara Paretsky
on Tour March 7 - April 7, 2017


Synopsis:


Sara Paretsky, one of the most legendary crime writers of all time, presents an exclusive and thrilling short story featuring beloved investigator V.I. Warshawski as a ten-year-old girl on her first investigation.
V.I. Warshawski developed her strength and sense of justice at a very early age.  It’s 1966 and on the south side of Chicago racial tensions are at an all-time high. Dr. Martin Luther King is leading marches at Marquette Park and many in the neighborhood are very angry.

With nothing but a bicycle, eighty-two cents in her pocket, and her Brownie camera hanging from her wrist, Victoria sneaks off to Marquette Park alone to protect her father Tony, a police officer who is patrolling the crowds.

What begins as a small adventure and a quest to find her father and make sure he is safe turns into something far more dangerous.  As the day goes on and the conflict at the park reaches a fever pitch Victoria realizes she must use her courage and ingenuity if she wants to keep herself and her family members out of harm’s way.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review - Showcase The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt

Recently my in-person book club read and discussed Journalist/Sixty Minutes corespondent Anderson Cooper's memoir, The Rainbow Comes and Goes. It was such an interesting book so I thought I'd tell my blog readers about it.
Non-fiction is not a favorite genre of mine but this was well written, interesting and enjoyable for those of us who are strictly fiction readers.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780062454942
Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher
Release Date: 04/05/2016
Length: 304
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

Overview:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives
Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.
Both a son’s love letter to his mother and an unconventional mom’s life lessons for her grown son, The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating life stories, including their tragedies and triumphs. In these often humorous and moving exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they’ve learned along the way. In their words their distinctive personalities shine through—Anderson’s journalistic outlook on the world is a sharp contrast to his mother’s idealism and unwavering optimism.
An appealing memoir with inspirational advice, The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the universal bond between a parent and a child, and a thoughtful reflection on life, reminding us of the precious insight that remains to be shared, no matter our age.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Harlequin March Special Edition Showcase




Welcome to the March Special Edition Showcase, it's an exciting month featuring down home romances staring lawmen, Marines, and Cowboys.
Enjoy!


Friday, March 10, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Someone to Love Showcase Donna Alward's Darling VT #2

I'm so psyched to be able to bring you my interview with Donna Alward about her new Darling VT series that I'm reviewing for RT Book Reviews. I'll be showcasing #2 in the series Someone to Love and share my review. Plus Donna's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.
Enjoy!






ISBN-13: 9781250092663
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 03/07/2017
Length: 320pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:
SOME WISHES DO COME TRUE
Ethan Gallagher is a firefighter in Darling, Vermont, who followed tradition and pledged his love on the Kissing Bridge to ensure lifelong happiness. A few years later, he’s a widower with two rambunctious boys who no longer believes in magic. But even he has to admit that free-spirited Willow Dunaway fills him with wonder…and an attraction he cannot deny.
Willow’s come back to Darling a different girl than the one who left after high school. Overcoming her past and owning her own business has made her into a strong, independent woman. Single dad Ethan appeals to her in a way she didn’t expect, even though settling down is the last thing on her mind. But after fire destroys the local food bank, the town rallies, and a fling between Ethan and Willow leads to unintended consequences. Can they find a way out of their heartbreak to make a home in each other’s hearts?


Giveaway is for one print copy of
Someone to Love US ONLY
Please use Rafflecopter form to enter
Good Luck!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Home at Last by Lily Everett

Today I'm showcasing Lily Everett's #6 in her Sanctuary Island series, Home at Last.
Read all about it then enter for a change to win a copy for yourself sponsored by Lily's publisher St. Martin's Press.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781250074065
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 03/07/2017
Length: 320pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:
Home is where the heart is…
In Lily Everett's Home at Last, Marcus Beckett left Sanctuary Island after his mother’s funeral, and he hasn’t been back since. Until now. Needing a change from the high-risk, high-stakes life of a bodyguard, Marcus makes a solitary life for himself running the neighborhood bar in his hometown. His only mistake? Seducing and then dumping the town’s sweetheart, Quinn Harper. Marcus knows he did the right thing—a good girl like Quinn has no business with a broken man like him. But now no one will come to his bar, and he’s watching his last chance at a peaceful life go up in smoke. So when Quinn proposes a fake four-week courtship, he can’t refuse…even though he knows it’s a bad idea.
It’s a romantic charade that will buy Quinn time to distract her mother and father from their own marital problems—and will help Marcus welcome back some paying customers besides. But what begins as an engagement of convenience slowly transforms into a deeper connection, one that heals both of their hearts. . .and ignites the simmering passion between them. Could it be that pretending to be together is just what Quinn and Marcus needed to give their real love a second chance?


Giveaway is for one print copy of
Home at Last US ONLY
Please use Rafflecopter form to enter
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Deep into Trouble by Dawn Ryder

I'm happy to bring you today a showcase of Dawn Ryder's latest novel, book #3 in her Unbroken Heroes series.  Read all about it then enter for your chance to win a copy sponsored by St. Martin's Press!
Contest details below
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:  9781250075239
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 03/07/2017
Length: 304pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:
Desire is more dangerous than anything in Deep Into Trouble, the next Unbroken Heroes novel from Dawn Ryder.
Saxon Hale lives for the hunt—taking down the bad guys, stopping them dead in their tracks. His latest mission has him in New Orleans, where people go for the party that never ends. But fun is the last thing on Saxon’s mind now that he’s a breath away from closing in on a vicious overlord known only as the Raven. Until an innocent young woman unknowingly enters the very deadly game…
Ginger Boyce is a librarian who’s growing tired of being so buttoned-up on the job, and when she attends a conference in the Big Easy, she decides to taste the wild side of life. But when her dance with darkness becomes lethal, she’s in dire need of protection—and ends up in the embrace of a man who radiates danger and desire. Soon Saxon finds himself Ginger’s shield against an enemy whose power they haven’t yet begun to face. But will he be able to keep his mind on his mission while the very woman under his care drives him beyond distraction?


Giveaway is for one print copy of
Deep Into Trouble US ONLY
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Cherry Adair - Stormchaser

Today I'm psyched to bring you my interview with NYT bestseller Cherry Adair about her new #4 novel in her Cutter Cay novel, Stormchaser.
Enjoy the chat then enter to win a copy for yourself.
Contest details below.





ISBN-13: 9781250016348
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 03/07/2017
Length: 352pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

Overview:
DESIRE RUNS DEEP
Somewhere off the coast of Greece, a king’s ransom in gold, emeralds, and silver coins lies waiting at the bottom of the sea. Finding this ancient treasure would be a dream come true for marine archeologist Calista West. But that’s not why she’s here. She didn’t climb aboard Jonah Cutter’s magnificent yacht seeking fortune or fame. She’s come for revenge—against the sexiest, most seductive, modern-day pirate she’s ever encountered…
Like his famous half brothers, Jonah is a master of salvaging ships—and driving women mad with his movie-star looks and raw animal magnetism. Tall, dark, and devastating, he manages to make Callie forget her mission. Every moment they share under the hot Mediterranean sun is an erotically-charged adventure neither can resist. But when Callie discovers what he’s really after—the lost city of Atlantis—is it too late to change the course of her heart…or go all in with the lover of her dreams?


Giveaway is for one print copy of
Stormchaser US ONLY
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Monday, March 6, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran Blog Tour


Hi All today welcome to my stop on the A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran Blog Tour sponsored by her publisher Simon & Schuster.
Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about the book then hang around for a chance to win a signed copy of Meredith's Fooled Me Twice. 

There are other contests conducted on the blog tour so be sure and check out all the stops for many chances to win!
Contest details below
Good Luck and 
Enjoy!!

A LADY’S CODE OF MISCONDUCT
Fifth in the Rules for the Reckless Series
By Meredith Duran
Pocket Books
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
ISBN: 9781501139024
Price: $7.99
Buy: B&N/Amazon

Overview:
USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran’s A LADY’S CODE OF MISCONDUCT is the fifth sizzling novel in the Rules for the Reckless series—a sexy and evocative Regency romance between a famous heiress and an infamous crime lord.
A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL…
Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.
…NEVER GOES TO PLAN.
The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one. He’ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that no longer makes sense, Crispin slowly realizes that she may be the only thing worth fighting for...


Giveaway is for Author Autographed copy of
Fool Me Twice
US ONLY
Please use Rafflecopter form below to enter
Thanks Simon & Schuster
Good Luck!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pistols and Petticoats by Erika Janik - Book Blast sponsored by Partners in Crime

Pistols and Petticoats

175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction

by Erika Janik

March 2nd 2017 Book Blast

Synopsis:


A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years

In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn’t the first or only policewoman, but she became the movement’s most visible voice.
Police work from its very beginning was considered a male domain, far too dangerous and rough for a respectable woman to even contemplate doing, much less take on as a profession. A policewoman worked outside the home, walking dangerous city streets late at night to confront burglars, drunks, scam artists, and prostitutes. To solve crimes, she observed, collected evidence, and used reason and logic—traits typically associated with men. And most controversially of all, she had a purpose separate from her husband, children, and home. Women who donned the badge faced harassment and discrimination. It would take more than seventy years for women to enter the force as full-fledged officers.
Yet within the covers of popular fiction, women not only wrote mysteries but also created female characters that handily solved crimes. Smart, independent, and courageous, these nineteenth- and early twentieth-century female sleuths (including a healthy number created by male writers) set the stage for Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Sara Paretsky’s V. I. Warshawski, Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, and Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, as well as TV detectives such as Prime Suspect’s Jane Tennison and Law and Order’s Olivia Benson. The authors were not amateurs dabbling in detection but professional writers who helped define the genre and competed with men, often to greater success.
Pistols and Petticoats tells the story of women’s very early place in crime fiction and their public crusade to transform policing. Whether real or fictional, investigating women were nearly always at odds with society. Most women refused to let that stop them, paving the way to a modern professional life for women on the force and in popular culture.