Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Review- The Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

I've been on a Brit-Lit frenzy lately, both in print and audio so when  The Lost For Words Bookshop landed on my desk I had to dig in and I'm so glad I did because its one of the best of the lot. And Stephanie's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250124531
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 6-19-2018
Length: 368pp
Source: Publisher/Netgalley for review
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Overview:
The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending novel, perfect for all book lovers.
Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you.
Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries.
Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Review- Dark Operative: A Shadow of Death - A Glimmer of Hope - The Dawn of Love by I.T. Lucas

Those who follow me know that I was introduced to The Children of the Gods series by I.T. Lucas by a friend and have been eating them up ever since. The series is unique in it's storyline and it's characters and that's quite a feat in a genre that seems at times too alike. Another unique element of the series is that every love story is its own trilogy and yet is so apart of the whole that they can't be read out of order.
I had a chance to interview I.T. earlier click HERE to see it.

Enjoy my review of books 17, 18 & 19!


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                                           A Shadow of Death          A Glimmer of Hope          The Dawn of Love

Thursday, June 14, 2018

#Giveaway- Interview David L. Wallace - Preordained

Today is my stop on the Preordained by David L. Wallace blog tour, read an excerpt my interview with David and enter to win an Amazon GC. A Partners in Crime Virtual Blog Tour
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

#Giveaway - Review - Interview Breathless Celeste Bradley & Susan Donovan

Breathless is Bradley and Donovan's second collaboration and sequel to Unbound staring two secondary characters from that novel. I loved the mix of romance and women's fiction, the two time periods and the absolutely unforgettable characters.
Read my chat with both authors and my review then enter to win a copy of your own, details below. Believe me you won't be sorry!
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250008060
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 6-12-2018
Length: 384pp
Source: Publisher for review
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Overview:
In Breathless, bestselling authors Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan will sweep you away—across continents and centuries, combining the best of all worlds in one unforgettable romantic saga.

She was “the Swan.” London’s premiere courtesan. Men want to be with her. Women loathe her success and yet admire her beauty, her riches, her independence. But when the jealous wife of her lover moves to have the Swan banished from her home on the high seas, she winds up crashed against Spain’s rocky coast with no shoes, no clothes—and no name. Taken in by a tortured, sensuous man known as The Artist, the Swan comes to know the woman she wants to be—her artist’s siren.

When Art Professor Brenna Anderson is in danger of losing her post at Harvard, the rule-following, prim professor is at a loss of how to salvage the shreds of her life. But when a new painting in the mysterious Siren collection is discovered in a dusty old house in France, Brenna does the unthinkable—hops on a plane to uncover the identity of the beautiful, enigmatic woman who is the subject of the paintings.

There’s just one hitch—the frustrating, irritating, bold and beautiful art hunter Fitch Wilder is also looking for the Siren. He’s been a thorn in Brenna’s professional side for years, but when their individual quests lead them to team up despite being enemies, a whole new sumptuous world of art and culture opens up for the two of them. And with it, they enter a realm of passion and love…



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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June #LibraryLoveChallenge - Lucky Bastard by Joe Buck


Welcome to the June #LibraryLoveChallenge post, The Library Love Challenge is hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Brooke Blogs.
For my library love challenge I'm posting a review for the book my in-person library book club read, this month the selection was an autobiography of Joe Buck called, Lucky Bastard.
The name Buck is St. Louis Royalty and I was so glad that we got to read and discuss it.

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 978-1101984567
Publisher: Dutton
Release Date:11-15-2016
Length: 304pp

Overview:
In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the announcer of the biggest sporting events in the country—including the 2017 Super Bowl and this century's most-watched, historic, Chicago Cubs–winning World Series—reveals why he is one lucky bastard.

Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, calling the World Series every year, announcing the Super Bowl every three years. They know his father, Jack Buck, is a broadcasting legend and that he was beloved in his adopted hometown of St. Louis.

Yet they have no idea who Joe really is. Or how he got here. They don’t know how he almost blew his career. They haven’t read his funniest and most embarrassing stories or heard about his interactions with the biggest sports stars of this era.

They don’t know how hard he can laugh at himself—or that he thinks some of his critics have a point. And they don’t know what it was really like to grow up in his father’s shadow. Joe and Jack were best friends, but it wasn’t that simple. Jack, the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for almost fifty years, helped Joe get his broadcasting start at eighteen. But Joe had to prove himself, first as a minor league radio announcer and then on local TV, national TV with ESPN, and then finally on FOX. He now has a successful, Emmy-winning career, but only after a lot of dues-paying, learning, and pretty damn entertaining mistakes that are recounted in this book.

In his memoir, Joe takes us through his life on and off the field. He shares the lessons he learned from his father, the errors he made along the way, and the personal mountain he climbed and conquered, all of which have truly made him a Lucky Bastard.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Showcase June Harlequin Special Edition



Welcome to the June Harlequin Special Edition showcase, read a bit about each of the stories and maybe you'll find just the Happy Ever After You're looking for!
Enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Review, Showcase Dreams of Falling by Karen White

 I was the RT reviewer for Karen White and had the privilege and pleasure of reviewing her for many years for the magazine. I reviewed both stand-a-lones and series novels and in that time she's become a go to favorite. 
Last year I even got to scratch meeting her in person off my bucket list when she made a stop at a library near me.
Dreams of Falling was one of the very last RT reviews I did and will be featured in the very last issue of their digital magazine. If you're a fan of the genre this is one you shouldn't miss.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780451488411
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date: 6-5-2018
Length: 416pp
Source: Publisher for editorial review
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Overview:
New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women’s fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret.
On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of three young girls. Into the tree’s trunk, they placed their greatest hopes, written on ribbons, for safekeeping–including the most important one: Friends forever, come what may.But life can waylay the best of intentions….
Nine years ago, a humiliated Larkin Lanier fled Georgetown, South Carolina, knowing she could never go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she realizes she has no choice but to return to the place she both loves and dreads–and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home.
Ivy, Larkin’s mother, is discovered badly injured and unconscious in the burned-out wreckage of her ancestral plantation home. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly fifty years–whispers of love, sacrifice, and betrayal–that lead back to three girls on the brink of womanhood who found their friendship tested in the most heartbreaking ways.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Broken Ground by Joe Clifford

It's my pleasure to feature #4 in Joe Clifford's Jay Porter series, Broken Ground. In this installment Jay looks into the disappearance of a newspaper intern and the deeper he digs the more the more it seems that this case eerily takes him back to the past and his brother's death.
Joe's publicist Author/Guide is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 978-1608092437
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 06-05-2018
Length: 304pp
Jay Porter #4
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Overview:
At an AA meeting, handyman and part-time investigator Jay Porter meets a recovering addict who needs his help. In the midst of another grueling northern New Hampshire winter, Amy Lupus’ younger sister, Emily, has gone missing from the Coos County Center, the newly opened rehab run by Jay’s old nemeses, Adam and Michael Lombardi. As Jay begins looking into Emily’s disappearance, he finds that all who knew Emily swear that she’s never used drugs. She’s a straight shooter and an intern at a newspaper investigating the Center and the horrendous secret hidden in it—or beneath it.
When Jay learns of a “missing” hard drive, he is flung back to five years ago when his own junkie brother, Chris, found a hard drive belonging to Lombardi Construction. For years Jay assumed that the much-sought-after hard drive contained incriminating photos of Adam and Michael’s father, which contributed to Chris’ death. But now he believes the hard drive harbored a secret far more sinister, which the missing Lupus sister may have unwittingly discovered. The deeper Jay digs, the more poisoned the ground gets, and the two cases become one, yielding a toxic truth with local fallout—and far-reaching ramifications.


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Review- The Patchwork Bride - Interview with Sandra Dallas

I first fell in love with the writing of Sandra Dallas when I read her historical novel, Tallgrass.  It was a life changing novel for me because up until that time I had no idea about internment camps for Japanese Americans, it wasn't taught in my history classes. 
So I jumped at the chance to interview Sandra about her upcoming novel when St. Martin's Press reached out to me.
Enjoy the interview and my review!


ISBN-13: 9781250174031
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 06-05-2018
Length: 304pp
Source: Publisher for review
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Overview:

From Sandra Dallas, the best-selling author of A Quilt for Christmas, comes The Patchwork Bride, the irrepressible story of a runaway bride.

Ellen is putting the finishing touches on a wedding quilt made from scraps of old dresses when the bride-to-be—her granddaughter June—unexpectedly arrives and announces she’s calling off the marriage. With the tending of June’s uncertain heart in mind, Ellen tells her the story of Nell, a Kansas-born woman who goes to the High Plains of New Mexico Territory in 1898 in search of a husband.

Working as a biscuit-shooter, Nell falls for a cowboy named Buddy. She sees a future together, but she can’t help wondering if his feelings for her are true. When Buddy breaks her heart, she runs away.

In her search for a soul mate, Nell will run away from marriage twice more before finding the love of her life. It’s a tale filled with excitement, heartbreak, disappointment, and self-discovery—as well as with hard-earned life lessons about love. Another stunning, emotional novel from a master storyteller. 


Monday, June 4, 2018

#GIVEAWAY - Review I Liked My Life - Interview with Abby Fabiaschi

I have a special place in my heart for debut authors, I can't imagine putting months and sometimes years into a story until it becomes a piece of your soul finally getting it published and only to have it picked apart by so called experts. So when I get a chance to feature a debut author I jump at it if I have the time. When Abby's publicist reached out to me about I Liked My Life I agreed to feature it and when I started reading it I knew I had to interview Abby and spread the word about this incredible, perfect for book clubs, novel.

Abby's publicist is sponsoring a #giveaway of the novel, details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 978-1250161062
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 1-31-2017
Paperback released 5-1-2018
Length: 288 pp
Source: Publisher
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Overview:
A story from debut author Abby Fabiaschi that is "as absorbing as it is illuminating, and as witty as it is heartbreaking."
Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch...until she commits suicide, leaving her husband Brady and teenage daughter Eve heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives? How they can possibly continue without her? As they sift through details of her last days, trying to understand the woman they thought they knew, Brady and Eve are forced to come to terms with unsettling truths.
Maddy, however, isn’t ready to leave her family forever. Watching from beyond, she tries to find the perfect replacement for herself. Along comes Rory: pretty, caring, and spontaneous, with just the right bit of edge...but who also harbors a tragedy of her own. Will the mystery of Maddy ever come to rest? And can her family make peace with their history and begin to heal?



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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Showcase, It's All About The Duke by Amelia Grey

I just love a play on words title and It's All About The Duke by Amelia Grey is a perfect example.
Enjoy the Showcase!


ISBN-13: 9781250102539
Publisher: St. Matin's Press
Release Date: 5-29-2018
Length: 352pp
The Rakes of St. James #3
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Overview:
A master storyteller.”—Affaire de Coeur
Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal—but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise…
Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decidedly feminine desires. Marlena must be careful. She has her own scandalous secret to protect. If he finds out, will it shatter her chances of a happily-ever-after with the notorious rake?

It's All About the Duke is the next Regency romance in The Rakes of St. James series from Amelia Grey.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Showcase, A Risk Worth Taking by Bryn Kelly

It's my pleasure to showcase Bryn Kelly's latest, #3 in her Legionnaires series, A Risk Worth Taking releasing today by the publisher that makes the world go round, Harlequin.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781335498298
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 5-30-2018
Length: 400pp
The Legionnaires #3
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Overview:
He can’t outrun himself…

Legionnaire Jamie Armstrong lives in the shadows. A medic haunted by his mistakes, he knows better than to hope for redemption. But his latest mission brings a threat he doesn’t see coming—an attraction as irresistible as it is dangerous. Hacker Samira Desta is a woman he swore to forget, but as a key witness to a deadly conspiracy, Samira is his to protect.
But the woman he rescues might be the one who saves him
After a year in hiding, Samira’s worst fears come true when her cover is blown and the unlikeliest of allies comes to her aid—the secretive Scot with whom she shared one unforgettable night. Hunted by lethal forces and losing the battle against their desire, Jamie and Samira make a desperate play to take the fight to their enemy—but those at greatest risk of ruin may be themselves…

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Madagascar Interview with author Stephen Holgate

Stephen Holgate visited the blog about a year ago when his debut novel, Tangier released and I'm so happy he's back to chat about book number two, Madagascar. Stephen's stint as a diplomat gave him access to the places he writes about so be sure and read all about it. Stephen and his publicist Author/Guide is also sponsoring a giveaway of the novel. 
Details below!
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ISBN-13:978-1943075485
Publisher: Blank Slate Press
Release Date: 5-29-2018Length: 350ppBuy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/indieBound

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Overview:

An American diplomat--reformed alcoholic, unreformed gambler, and inveterate smart-ass--finds himself under threat of disgrace and murder even as he seeks love and redemption on the strange and spirit-ridden island of Madagascar. Author Steve Holgate brings the mystery and mysticism of Madagascar to life in his haunting and exciting second novel.






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Friday, May 25, 2018

#GIVEAWAY - Review(s) Interview with Roni Loren author of The Ones Who Got Away

I had the pleasure of reviewing the first two books in Roni's fabulous new, The Ones Who Got Away series that takes place twelve years after a high school shooting and is about the survivors, what they're doing and where they've been. The headliner Banner on her website says it best, For The Fearless Romantic. I'm so happy that she agreed to chat with me about the series. Roni is also sponsoring a giveaway, details below.
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ISBN-13: 978-1492651406
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Release Date: 1-2-2018
Length: 384pp
Source: from publisher for editorial review
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Overview:
A fresh new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren that will rock your world.
Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a small number of students survived, a group the media dubbed as The Ones Who Got Away.

Now, web designer Liv Arias, along with the rest of the survivors, have returned to the small Texas town to tell their stories for a documentary. Which means Liv seeing former star-athlete and old flame Finn Dorsey. A lot happened between them that night and Liv is ready to end their decade-long riff and move on. But when her attempt at closure turns into a steamy kiss, moving on proves much more difficult than either of them thought...

Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package. The smooth face was now dusted with scruff, and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence. A thousand things were in those eyes. A thousand things welled up in Liv.



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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Showcase- Heron's Landing Interview with JoAnn Ross

I'm so happy to be showcasing JoAnn Ross's latest book, first in her new Honeymoon Harbor miniseries, Heron's Landing.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9781488079047
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 5-22-2018
Length: 496pp
Honeymoon Harbor #1
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Overview:
Welcome to Honeymoon Harbor, the brand-new, long-awaited series by beloved New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross, where unforgettable characters come face-to-face with the kind of love that grabs your heart and never lets go.

Working as a Las Vegas concierge, Brianna Mannion is an expert at making other people’s wishes come true. It’s satisfying work, but a visit home to scenic Honeymoon Harbor turns into a permanent stay when she’s reminded of everything she’s missing: the idyllic small-town charm; the old Victorian house she’d always coveted; and Seth Harper, her best friend’s widower and the neighborhood boy she once crushed on—hard. After years spent serving others, maybe Brianna’s finally ready to chase dreams of her own.

Since losing his wife, Seth has kept busy running the Harper family’s renovation business and flying way under the social radar. But when Brianna hires him to convert her aging dream home into a romantic B and B, working together presents a heart-stopping temptation Seth never saw coming. With guilt and grief his only companions for so long, he’ll have to step out of the past long enough to recognize the beautiful life Brianna and he could build together.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

#Giveaway Showcase Keep the Midnight Out by Alex Gray - A Partners in Crime virtual tour

Today is my stop on the Keep The Midnight Out by Alex Gray, a Partners in Crime blog tour. There is a #giveaway 
Enjoy!



Keep the Midnight Out

by Alex Gray

on Tour May 7 - June 8, 2018

Synopsis:


When the body of a red-haired young man is washed up on the shore of the beautiful Isle of Mull, Detective Superintendent Lorimer’s tranquil holiday away from the gritty streets of Glasgow is rudely interrupted. The body has been bound with twine in a ghoulishly unnatural position and strongly reminds Lorimer of another murder: a twenty year old Glasgow case that he failed to solve as a newly fledged detective constable and which has haunted him ever since.
As local cop DI Stevie Crozier takes charge of the island murder investigation, Lorimer tries to avoid stepping on her toes. But as the similarities between the young man’s death and his cold case grow more obvious, Lorimer realises that there could be a serial killer on the loose after all these years.
As the action switches dramatically between the Mull murder and the Glasgow cold case twenty years earlier, Lorimer tries desperately to catch a cold-hearted killer. Has someone got away with murder for decades?


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Review - Showcase Fata Morgana by Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney

When Fata Morgana was offered as an audible daily deal I read the blurb and got out my wallet. I love genre mix novels and this one is a masterful melding of many. If you get a change to pick up any format and you like sci-fi, fantasy, alternate history and or WWII fiction don't miss out.
Enjoy!


    Fata Morgana


  • By: Steven R. Boyett, Ken Mitchroney
    Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
    Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    Unabridged Audiobook
    Release date: 06-13-17
    Language: English
    Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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        Overview:
      At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world.Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder--and finds a love seemingly decreed by fate--as his bomber becomes a pawn in a centuries-old conflict between remnants of advanced but decaying civilizations. Caught among these bitter enemies, a vast power that has brought them here for its own purposes, and a terrifying living weapon bent on their destruction, the crew must use every bit of their formidable inventiveness and courage to survive.Fata Morgana--the epic novel of love and duty at war across the reach of time.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Interview with author Teagan Kearney

Keagan reached out to me a while ago and even though at the time I didn't have time to accept her review request her kind words about reviewers touched me and so I invited her on the blog to guest post. 
Enjoy!

The Adept Solutions series



Friday, May 18, 2018

The End of an Era and a Bittersweet Goodbye to RT Book Reviews



In 1981 Kathryn Falk began Romantic Times as a newsletter and the first publication was distributed to 3000 subscribers. In 2004 it had 150,000 subscribers and had gained the reputation of being the Premier Romance genre magazine.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Showcase - The Sugarhouse Blues by Miriah Stewart Simon & Schuster Blog Tour

Today is my stop on The Sugarhouse Blues blog tour brought to you by Simon & Schuster.
Enjoy!


THE SUGARHOUSE BLUES
The Hudson Sisters series, Book 2
On sale May 15, 2018!
Trade Paperback • Price: $16.00 • ISBN: 9781501144929
eBook • Price: $7.99 • ISBN: 9781501144967

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Overview:
Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father's estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them: his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz's challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had set up for the task. While the restoration appears to go smoothly at first, it soon becomes apparent that the work will be more extensive than originally thought, and Des, elected to handle the money, needs to find ways to stretch out the remaining savings while searching for new sources of funding.

As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

#Giveaway Showcase The Big Alpha in Town Anthology by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter

I love catchy titles and anthologies and this book has them both, I'm happy to be showcasing The Big Alpha in Town an anthology by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter.  And St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a #Giveaway details below!
Who says real fur is out of style!
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250180490
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 5-15-2018
Length: 352pp
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Overview:
Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today's hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!

Bearing His Name
Meeting his mate should have been cause for celebration. There’s just one teeny tiny problem. Jade thinks Ark might have impregnated her sister. He didn’t, but convincing Jade is going to take a bit of honey.

Owned by the Lion
Keir’s been told to stop playing the field and settle down—difficult advice for a hard and hot man with a lion’s heart to follow. But his sights have always been set on Ally. She’s his mate, plain and simple. With her sweet and delicious curves, she’s nothing but sugar and trouble all rolled into one. But he’s known her and sparred with her for years. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s going to take a whole new level of convincing that he’s the mate for her.

No Need Fur Love
Moving with his pack to the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho has Owen Courtney a little on edge. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. But you know the saying about a werewolf walking into a bar…
Gorgeous wood nymph Mia Oliver is on a mission: Find a suitable male to get her good ‘n pregnant and provide her with an heir. But when Mia decides to pick up a gorgeous and oh-so willing werewolf at the bar, she realizes she might be in over her head. …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#Giveaway- Showcase The Consultant by Tj O'Connor

Those who know me know I love the small indie house Oceanview Publishing and today I'm showcasing  one of their recent thriller releases, The Consultant by Tj O'Connor. Plus Oceanview is sponsoring a #Giveaway.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781608092833
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 5-15-2018
Length: 432pp
Jonathan Hunter #1
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Overview:
A Rogue terrorism consultant.
His dead brother.
A beautiful Persian refugee.
Iran. Russian.
Terror. Fear. Prejudice.
America’s heading back to war. Someone has to stop it.
Jonathan Hunter, a rogue CIA consultant AWOL from his Middle East assignment, returns home to witness his brother Kevin’s horrific murder. For fifteen years, Hunter and Kevin were silent—until Kevin uttered his final words … Khalifah … Not Them … Maya …

Launched into the hunt for Kevin’s killer, Hunter stumbles into a series of horrifying terrorist attacks—all at the hands of Middle Eastern refugees—that spark a backlash across the country and threaten another war. In the shadows, Hunter’s mentor, the omnipotent Oscar LaRue, is playing a dangerous game with Russian Intelligence. All the while, neither Hunter nor LaRue understand that a new threat—the Iranian threat—has entered the game. As stakes rise, two shadowy players are one-step ahead of Hunter—Khalifah, a dangerous and terrorist mastermind, and Caine, a nomadic assassin who only dances with the highest bidder. As the attacks escalate and the country drifts toward another Middle East war, innocent refugees become the victims between the terrorists and the terrorized. Prejudice, hate, and fear vent everywhere—is this who we’ve become? Before the country explodes, Hunter must find Khalifah, learn the target of the next terrorist attack, and pray he’s in time to stop it.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

May #LibraryLoveChallenge - Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue

The 2018 #LibraryLoveChallenge is hosted by Angel's Guilty Pleasures and Brook Blogs


The May #LibraryLoveChallenge and my in-person library book club read is Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue. It's a fast easy read and was perfect for mother's day because is revolved around Gail and her daughter Nic. Plus there's something for everyone, a family drama, a coming of age story and a great mystery. I was fortunate enough to review this title for RT Book Reviews when it came out in 2017, my review is below.

Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9780062429841
Publisher: William Morrow/Harper Collins
Release Date: 3-14-2017
Length: 304pp
Source: Library

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Overview:
From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.

Passionate and funny, radio personality Gail Gideon is a true original. Nine years ago when Gail’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant propelled her local radio show into the national spotlight. Now, “The Gail Gideon Show” is beloved by millions of single women who tune-in for her advice on the power of self-reinvention. But fame comes at a price. After all, what does a woman who has staked her career on being single do when she finds herself falling in love? And is the person who is harassing her in increasingly troubling ways a misguided fan or a true danger to Gail and her daughter, Nic?

Fourteen-year-old Nic has always felt that she pales in comparison to her vibrant, outgoing mother. Plagued by a fear of social situations, she is most comfortable at the stable where she spends her afternoons. But when a riding accident lands Nic in the hospital, she awakens from her coma changed. Suddenly, she has no fear at all and her disconcerting behavior lands her in one risky situation after another. And no one, least of all her mother, can guess what she will do next…



Friday, May 11, 2018

#Giveaway - Showcase - Remembering Shanghai by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao

Just in time for Mother's Day I'm so pleased to be bringing you a showcase of Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels a memoir about growing up in Shanghai during the glamorous 1930s and 1940s by Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao. And I"m so happy to tell you that Ms. Chao's publicist is sponsoring a giveaway. Details below!
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9780999393819
Publisher: 
Chao, LLC
Release Date: 5-1-2018
Length: 308 pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound


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Overview:
A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever.

When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home--and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past--one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Review - The Dark Angel Trilogy by I.T. Lucas

A short while ago a friend turned me on to this series and I have been devouring them ever since and the author is on my auto buy list. The Dark Angel Trilogy:Dark Angel's Obsession - Dark Angel's Seduction - Dark Angel's Surrender are books 14 through 16 and are the Guardian Brundar and human woman Callie's love story.
I interviewed I.T. a few months ago she tells where her inspiration for the series came from and other interesting tidbits. Click HERE to read it
Enjoy!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Macmillan Audio Review: A Higher Loyalty- Truth, Lies and Leadership by James Comey

A Higher Loyalty was an eye opening experience, it was NOT what I expected and was more than I could have hoped for. I think everyone should read this book.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781427298287
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 4-17-2018
Length: 9 hours - 5 minutes
Source: Macmillan Audio
Buy It: Audible/Kobo


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"Comey's conversational tone instantly connects with the listener, and hearing him deliver the book's highly charged contents in his own voice brings authenticity and immediacy to the presentation...This greatly anticipated, revelatory memoir needs to be heard." — AudioFile Magazine
In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May Harlequin Special Edition Showcase



have to admit I've been remiss all this year of showcasing my favorite HQN series (sorry ladies) so I'm changing that right now!
Here is the May Special Edition Showcase.

Enjoy!


Monday, May 7, 2018

Macmillan Audio Review: The First Family by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer

I must admit that I never read a Michael/Daniel Palmer medical mystery so I didn't know that after Michael's untimely death his son Daniel took up the practice. When I saw this premise in the Macmillan Audio's April selections I grabbed it. And oh boy am I glad I did, read on and see why I loved this fast paced thrill ride and why this will NOT be my last by him.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781427293169
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 4-17-2018
Length: 11 hours-44 minutes
Source: Macmillan Audio
Buy It: Audible/Kobo


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Overview:
The President’s teenaged son is threatened by a potentially fatal illness that is rooted in dark secrets from a long-buried past.
President Geoffrey Hilliard and his family live in the ever-present glare of the political limelight, with relentless scrutiny of their daily lives. The White House is not an easy place to grow up, so when the President’s son Cam, a sixteen-year-old chess champion, experiences extreme fatigue, moodiness, and an uncharacteristic violent outburst, doctors are quick to dismiss his troubles as teen angst. But Secret Service agent Karen Ray, whose job is to guard the president's family with her life, is convinced Cam’s issues are serious – serious enough to summon her physician ex-husband for a second opinion.
Dr. Lee Blackwood’s concerns are dismissed by the president's team – until Cam gets sicker. Lee must make a diagnosis from a puzzling array of symptoms he's never seen before. His only clue is a patient named Susie Banks, a young musical prodigy who seems to be suffering from the same baffling condition as Cam. Hospitalized after an attempt on her life by a determined killer, Susie’s jeopardy escalates as Cam’s condition takes on a terrifying new dimension.
Is someone trying to murder the President’s son?
As Lee and Karen race for a cure to Cam’s mysterious and deadly disease, they begin to uncover betrayals that breach the highest levels of national security.
Returning to the same Washington, DC setting of The First Patient, which former President


Friday, May 4, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews: Fair Blows the Wind by Louis L’Amour

It's once again time to turn the blog reins over to my cohort Sophia Rose who today is reviewing the audio edition of Fair Blows The Wind by Western Fiction Icon Louis L'Amour.
Heeerrre's Sophia Rose!

Enjoy!


Fair Blows the Wind by Louis L’Amour
Narrator: John Keating
#2 Talon and Chantry Series
Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Random House Audio
Published: 4.10.18
ISBN 1524783153
Time:  10 hours 32 minutes
Format: CD
Source:  Random House Audio
Sellers:  Amazon  Audible  Barnes& Noble  Kobo
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Summary:
His father killed by the British and his home burned, young Tatton Chantry left Ireland to make his fortune and regain the land that was rightfully his. Schooled along the way in the use of arms, Chantry arrives in London a wiser and far more dangerous man. He invests in trading ventures, but on a voyage to the New World his party is attacked by Indians and he is marooned in the untamed wilderness of the Carolina coast. It is in this darkest time, when everything seems lost, that Chantry encounters a remarkable opportunity. . . . Suddenly all his dreams are within reach: extraordinary wealth, his family land, and the heart of a Peruvian beauty. But first he must survive Indians, pirates, and a rogue swordsman who has vowed to see him dead.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

#Giveaway - Yesterday's News by R.G. Belsky - Oceanview Publishing

Those in the know, know I adore the small mystery publishing house from sunny Florida, Oceanview and Yesterday's News is one of their latest releases. Oceanview is sponsoring a giveaway of this book, details below.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 97816080928

Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 5-1-2018
Length: 352pp
A Clare Carlson Mystery
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Overview:


A classic cold case reopened—along with Pandora's box

When eleven-year-old Lucy Devlin disappeared on her way to school more than a decade ago, it became one of the most famous missing child cases in history. The story turned reporter Clare Carlson into a media superstar overnight. Clare broke exclusive after exclusive. She had unprecedented access to the Devlin family as she wrote about the heartbreaking search for their young daughter. She later won a Pulitzer Prize for her extraordinary coverage of the case.

Now Clare once again plunges back into this sensational story. With new evidence, new victims, and new suspects—too many suspects. Everyone from members of a motorcycle gang to a prominent politician running for a US Senate seat seem to have secrets they’re hiding about what really might have happened to Lucy Devlin. But Clare has her own secrets. And, in order to untangle the truth about Lucy Devlin, she must finally confront her own torturous past.



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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Showcase - The Luck of The Bride by Janna MacGregpr

It's my pleasure to bring you hot off the presses #3 in the Cavensham Heiresses series, The Luck of the Bride by Janna MacGregor. 
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781250116161
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 5-01-2018
Length: 384pp
The Cavensham Heiresses #3
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Overview:
Can a woman who’s down on her luck find love with a dashing Duke-to-be? Find out in The Luck of the Bride, the next Regency romance in the Cavensham Heiresses series from Janna MacGregor.
She’s leaving nothing up to chance. Not even love…
March Lawson is an orphan who, for the past eight years, has struggled to raise her siblings on a meager allowance. Most women March’s age would be picking out ball gowns for the upcoming season. But March’s focus is not on finding a husband. First, she must devote her energies to just one man: the coldhearted skinflint who refuses to release her inheritance.
Michael Cavensham, the Marquess of McCalpin, is not a heartless man. When he learns that Miss Lawson has been forging his name to procure funds, he can’t bring himself to have her arrested—not when the bold-faced embezzler is so enchantingly beautiful. Instead, McCalpin agrees to visit her home to assess the situation more closely. March has no choice but to accept. But how can she manage the handsome trustee who controls her purse strings—when he tugs at her heart strings as well?