Monday, April 23, 2018

Audible Review: The Thief by J.R. Ward

I've been in love with the Black Dagger Brotherhood and J.R. Ward since the very beginning and I'm still one rabid fan who not-only looks forward to the next book in her series but pre-orders them too and have gone from reading to listening because of Jim Frangione's rendition, this man OWNS this series.
It's hard to believe that The Thief is #16 in the series and just when I think maybe the end is near JR whops me upside the head.
Enjoy my audio review of The Thief by J.R. Ward.

ASIN: B075H14YK4
ISBN-13: 9780451475213
Publisher: Random House Audio
Release Date: 4-10-2018
Length: 14 hrs - 25 mins.
Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Black Dagger Brotherhood #
Source: Audible Purchase
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • New enemies rise and desire burns in the next thrilling novel of the paranormal romance series the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Sola Morte, former cat burglar and safecracker, has given up her old life on the wrong side of the law. On the run from a drug lord’s family, she is lying low far from Caldwell, keeping her nose clean and her beloved grandmother safe. Her heart, though, is back up north, with the only man who has ever gotten through her defenses: Assail, son of Assail, who never meant to fall in love—and certainly not with a human woman. But they have no future, and not just because she doesn’t know he is a vampire, but because he is not about to stop dealing arms to the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Fate, however, has other plans for them. When Assail falls into a coma and lingers on the verge of death, his cousins seek out Sola and beg her to give him a reason to live. The last thing she wants is a return to her past, but how can she leave him to die?
As a lethal new enemy of the vampires shows its face, and the Brotherhood needs Assail back on his feet, Sola finds herself not only a target, but a mission-critical force in a war she doesn’t understand. And when Assail’s truth comes out, will she run from the horror . . . or follow her heart into the arms of the male who loves her more than life itself?

Friday, April 20, 2018

Showcase: Fast Burn by Lori Foster

Today I'm showcasing a fave's newest release, Fast Burn by Lori Foster.

ISBN-13: 9781459294912
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 3-20-2018
Length: 384pp
Body Armor #4
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For the woman who’s his perfect match, he’s willing to break the rules…
The moment Brand Berry meets beautiful, driven Sahara Silver, the connection between them is electric. It’s also something he can’t pursue. Sahara wants him, sure—to join Body Armor, where his MMA skills, size and cocky attitude make him perfect for her elite crew of bodyguards. For Sahara, the agency always comes first, and Brand needs more. Yet when she’s kidnapped by men searching for her missing brother, he doesn’t hesitate.
Somewhere along the way, flirting with Brand for the sake of business turned very personal. Despite his refusal to join Body Armor, it’s Brand who steps up when Sahara needs him most. Now there’s no more time for games, and no point denying the hunger they both feel. They’ll escape together or not at all. But if they survive, can Sahara finally surrend

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews: Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig

Today while I enjoy a little r&r Sophia Rose is handling things fine with a good old southern mystery and #1 in Caroline Fardig's new Southern B&B mystery series.
Sophia Rose take it away!

Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig
#1 Southern B&B Mystery
Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Alibi
Published:  3.6.18
Pages:  231
Format:  eARC
Source:  Net Galley
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GoodReads Blurb:

Southern hospitality meets deadly deception in the start of a charming new mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive novels.

Quinn Bellandini loves her life in Savannah, Georgia, where she runs her grandfather’s B&B with her sister, Delilah. From baking fresh scones and serving up grits every morning to ensuring the guests see the best of their historic city, Quinn can’t imagine doing anything else—even if it means dealing with nuisances like the occasional malfunctioning commode. But when Quinn drops by the local restaurant owned by her friend Drew Green, and stumbles upon a murder, her whole world comes crashing down.

Drew’s brother was always a little surly, but Quinn can’t imagine that someone disliked the prickly chef enough to kill him. The police, on the other hand, don’t believe that Quinn was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Before her guests can even digest the next morning’s gourmet breakfast, Quinn learns that she and Drew are suspects.

Drew thinks they should do some investigating of their own. Quinn is pretty sure she’s better suited to playing hostess than amateur sleuth. But with Delilah as her cynical sidekick, Quinn starts looking for the real killer—before she gets put away faster than you can say “sugar.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Macmillan Audio Review: The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty

I had the pleasure of reviewing the print edition of this spine tingler for Library Journal (review below) so when i saw it on the March Macmillan Audio list I snapped it up. Wow I forgot just how many twists, turns and OMGs this novel gave me.

ISBN: 9781427293527
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date:  3-13-2018
Length: 13hrs- 3mins
Source: Macmillan Audio
Buy It: Audible
When a murder echoing a fifteen-year-old cold case rocks the Southern town of Savannah, crime reporter Harper McClain risks everything to find the identity of this calculated killer in Christi Daugherty's new audiobook The Echo Killing.
A city of antebellum architecture, picturesque parks, and cobblestone streets, Savannah moves at a graceful pace. But for Harper McClain, the timeless beauty and culture that distinguishes her home’s Southern heritage vanishes during the dark and dangerous nights. She wouldn’t have it any other way. Not even finding her mother brutally murdered in their home when she was twelve has made her love Savannah any less.
Her mother’s killer was never found, and that unsolved murder left Harper with an obsession that drove her to become one of the best crime reporters in the state of Georgia. She spends her nights with the police, searching for criminals. Her latest investigation takes her to the scene of a homicide where the details are hauntingly familiar: a young girl being led from the scene by a detective, a female victim naked and stabbed multiple times in the kitchen, and no traces of any evidence pointing towards a suspect.
Harper has seen all of this before in her own life. The similarities between the murder of Marie Whitney and her own mother’s death lead her to believe they’re both victims of the same killer. At last, she has the chance to find the murderer who’s eluded justice for fifteen years and make sure another little girl isn’t forever haunted by a senseless act of violence—even if it puts Harper in the killer’s cross-hairs…

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Showcase - Chaser by Kylie Scott

I fell in love with Kylie Scott's gritty and real deal rock stars in her Stage Dive romance series. Chaser is #3 in her spin off Dive Bar series staring the bad boys of a dive bar. I know once you read the teaser excerpt you'll want to be bellying up to their bar too!

ISBN-13: 9781250083234
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 4-17-2018
Length: 288pp
Dive Bar #3
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Love isn’t always NEAT…

Bartender and all round bad boy, Eric Collins, has come to a crossroads. It’s time to take life seriously and maybe even attempt to settle down. If only the person he was hoping to settle down with didn’t turn out to be pregnant.
Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labor during a snowstorm and her car slides on some ice, however, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.
There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?

Monday, April 16, 2018

#Giveaway - Review - Hidden Tapestry: Interview with author Debra Dean

One of my favorite historical novels is The Madonna's of Leningrad a poignant unforgettable WWII tale about Hitler's march into Leningrad in 1941 and author Debra Dean's debut. So when she reached out to me about her upcoming biography, Hidden Tapestry about the life of Tapestry Artist/Photographer Jan Yoors I couldn't wait to see what this incredible storyteller could do with non-fiction. It blew me away!
Debra and her publisher are also sponsoring a giveaway of the print book details below.

ISBN-13: 9780810136830
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Release Date: 4-15-2018
Length: 312pp
Source: Author/Publisher
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Hidden Tapestry reveals the unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors—childhood vagabond, wartime Resistance fighter, and polyamorous New York bohemian. At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, Yoors’s photographs and vast tapestries inspired a dedicated following in his adopted Manhattan and earned him international acclaim. Though his intimate friends guessed the rough outline of his colorful life, Hidden Tapestry is first to detail his astonishing secrets.
At twelve, Jan’s life took an extraordinary and unexpected turn when, lured by stories of Gypsies, he wandered off with a group of Roma and continued to live on-and-off with them and with his own family for several years. As an adult in German-occupied France, Yoors joined the Resistance and persuaded his adoptive Roma family to fight alongside him. Defying repeated arrests and torture by the Gestapo, he worked first as a saboteur and later escorted Allied soldiers trapped behind German lines across the Pyrenees to freedom.
After the war, he married childhood friend Annabert van Wettum and embarked on his career as an artist. When a friend of Annabert’s, Marianne Citroen, modeled for Yoors, the two began an affair, which led the three to form a polyamorous family that would last for the rest of their lives. Moving to New York, the trio became part of the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in the 1950s.
Told in arresting detail by Debra Dean, best-selling author of The Madonnas of Leningrad, Yoors’s story is a luminous and inspiring account of resilience, resourcefulness, and love.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

April #LibraryLoveChallenge - The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

The 2018 Library Love Challenge is hosted by Angel's Guilty Pleasures

For April's #LibraryLoveChallenge and my in-person book club read we selected The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth. It's about love and early-onset Alzheimer's disease. If you haven't read it and love poignant stories with a cast of characters that you'll remember for a long time after you get to "The End", this book is for you too.
And it's a great way to celebrate #NationalLibraryWeek 
HERE is my chat with Sally when the novel first published

ISBN-13: 9781250051905
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 1-19-2016
Length: 352pp
Source: Library

Anna Forster is only thirty-eight years old, but her mind is slowly slipping away from her. Armed only with her keen wit and sharp-eyed determination, she knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. But Anna has a secret: she does not plan on staying. She also knows there’s just one another resident who is her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.
Eve Bennett, suddenly thrust into the role of single mother to her bright and vivacious seven-year-old daughter, finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke, she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna’s and Luke’s families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them. Eve has her own secrets, and her own desperate circumstances that raise the stakes even higher.
With huge heart, humor, and a compassionate understanding of human nature, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the power of love to grow and endure even when faced with the most devastating of obstacles. You won’t forget The Things We Keep.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase - Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas

I'm so excited to be showcasing Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas and the publisher that makes the world go round Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781335062956
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 4-10-2018
Length: 384pp
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“Compelling and beautifully written.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Timesbestselling author on Ransom Canyon
From the beloved and bestselling author of the Ransom Canyon and Harmony, Texas series comes a powerful, heartwarming story about generations of family and the ironclad bonds they forge
When Jillian James lands in the small town Texas community of Laurel Springs, she’s definitely not planning to stay—except to find a few clues about the father who abandoned her and destroyed her faith in family.
Connor Larady is a single dad, and the only one caring for his grandmother, Eugenia, who has Alzheimer’s. And now he has to close Eugenia’s quilt shop. When Connor meets down-on-her-luck Jillian, he’s out of options. Can he trust the newcomer to do right by his grandmother’s legacy?
Jillian is done with relationships. But as she grows closer to Connor and Eugenia, she must consider giving up her nomadic life for a future with those who need her.
An inspiring family saga that asks us to consider what love and chosen family really mean.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Audible Review - The Recipe Box By Viola Shipman

I already had a post and giveaway planned for the print edition of The Recipe Box sponsored by St. Martin's Press so when I had the opportunity to review it for Macmillan Audio I thought it would be fantastic to combine the review with the print giveaway. I loved this book and if you read my review you'll learn something that it inspired me to do. I think if you read or listen to it it will inspire you too!

ISBN-13: 9781250146779
Publisher: Macmillan Audio/St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 3-20-2018
Length: 10hrs 18 minutes - 336pp
Source: Macmillan Audio
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"Filled with cherished memories and treasured recipes, The Recipe Box is a touching tribute to the women and food that unite us and connect our past to the present." —Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"An easy, delightful novel" –Good Housekeeping

In The Recipe Box, bestselling beloved author Viola Shipman spins a tale about a lost young woman and the family recipe box that changes her life.
Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha “Sam” Mullins felt trapped on her family’s orchard and pie shop, so she left with dreams of making her own mark in the world. But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star’s New York bakery is not what Sam dreamed.
When the chef embarrasses Sam, she quits and returns home. Unemployed, single, and defeated, she spends a summer working on her family’s orchard cooking and baking alongside the women in her life—including her mother, Deana, and grandmother, Willo. One beloved, flour-flecked, ink-smeared recipe at a time, Sam begins to learn about and understand the women in her life, her family’s history, and her passion for food through their treasured recipe box.
As Sam discovers what matters most she opens her heart to a man she left behind, but who now might be the key to her happiness.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews: Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale of Sense and Sensibility: The Lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth by Marian Veevers

I'm once again taking a day off and letting Sophia Rose step in. Today she's reviewing a non fiction about two iconic English authoresses.
Sophia Rose take it away!

Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale of Sense and Sensibility: The Lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth by Marian Veevers
Publisher:  Pegasus Books
Published: 4.3.18
ASIN: B074D4T148
Pages: 397
Rating: 4
Format: eARC
Source:  Net Galley
Sellers: AmazonBarnes & Noble - Kobo

An intimate portrait of Jane Austen, Dorothy Wordsworth, and their world—two women torn between revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, artistic creativity and emotional upheavals.

Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, but their lives have never been examined together before. They both lived in Georgian England, navigated strict social conventions and new ideals, and they were both influenced by Dorothy’s brother, the Romantic poet William Wordsworth, and his coterie. They were both supremely talented writers yet often lacked the necessary peace of mind in their search for self-expression. Neither ever married.

Jane and Dorothy uses each life to illuminate the other. For both women, financial security was paramount and whereas Jane Austen hoped to achieve this through her writing, rather than being dependent on her family, Dorothy made the opposite choice and put her creative powers to the use of her brilliant brother, with whom she lived all her adult life.

Though neither path would bring lasting fulfillment and independence, both women’s mark on literary culture is undeniable. In this probing book, Marian Veevers discovers a crucial missing piece to the puzzle of Dorothy and William’s relationship and addresses enduring myths surrounding the one man who seems to have stolen Jane’s heart, only to break it . . .

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review - Showcase - Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence is book two in the Book of the Ancestor trilogy about warrior nuns in a dying world. Those who know me know I love the dark prose, anti-heroes and imaginative worlds that Mark creates, he's a force to be reckoned with in this genre and I have been devouring his work since his first novel, Prince of Thorns released in 2011. If you're a fan of the genre and haven't tried him you're missing out.
My review courtesy RT Book Reviews is below.

ISBN-13:  978101988886
Publisher: Penguin/Ace
Release Date: 4-3-2018
Length: 432pp
Source: Publisher for Editorial Review
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The second novel in a brilliant fantasy series from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns.

Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, Nona must choose which order to dedicate herself to–and whether her path will lead to a life of prayer and service or one of the blade and the fist.

All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the designs of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a knife, and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord.

As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she is sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pulls of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty.

And in all this only one thing is certain: there will be blood.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Gumshoe on the Loose by Rob Leninger

I'm super excited to be showcasing Rob Leninger's Gumshoe of the Loose #3 in his Mortimer Angel series. Read a conversation with the author then enter for a chance to win a print copy.
Also Goodreads in having a 100 kindle copy giveaway to enter click HERE.


ISBN-13: 9781608092741
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 4-3-2018
Length: 384pp
Mortimer Angel #3
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“Rob Leininger captures the voice and heart of the classic PI mystery and manages to make it completely original at the same time—Mortimer Angel is my new favorite Private Eye.”—John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author

IRS agent-turned-PI Mortimer Angel is relaxing in a hole-in-the-wall bar in a Reno casino when an attractive young girl hires him to find out who left her a cryptic message demanding a million dollars. At the girl’s house, Mort finds the body of missing rapper Jonnie Xenon—Jo-X to his legions of fans—hanging from the rafters with two bullet holes in him. Mort is shocked when he learns the identity of the girl’s father—and even more shocked when the father hires him to investigate the murder.

Mort, being Mort, accumulates a few felonies as he follows the clues to Las Vegas. And along the way, he picks up an alluring young assistant who changes his life—in every conceivable way.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

#Giveaway - Interview with Robert Downs The Fix a Partners in Crime blog tour

The Fix

by Robert Downs

on Tour March 1 - April 30, 2018


Professional gambler, Johnny Chapman, plays the hand he’s dealt, but when he’s dealt a series of losers, he decides to up the ante with more money than he can afford to lose. Just when he thinks his life can’t get any worse, it does. The loan shark he owes the money to demands that he pay up and sends his goons after him. The man offers Johnny one way out—fix a race by fatally injecting the dog most likely to win. A piece of cake, Johnny thinks, until he looks into the big brown eyes of the beautiful dog, and the price suddenly seems too great to pay. Now Johnny’s on the run and the goons are closing in…

Book Details:

Genre: Noir
Published by: Black Opal Books
Publication Date: December 2nd 2017
Number of Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781626948174
Grab your copy of The Fix on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Goodreads!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: The River House by Carla Neggers

I'm so happy to be featuring Carla Neggers' latest in her Swift River Valley series, The River House. Carla is a definite favorite go-to author who I have the privilege of reviewing for RT Book Reviews. For those not familiar with the series although her town is made up it showcases an actual area in Massachusetts where she grew up. And even though its a series they read well on their own.
i'm also including my review courtesy RT Book Reviews


ISBN-13: 9780778330837
Publisher: Mira
Swift River Valley #8
Release Date: 3-27-2018
Length: 384pp
Source: For Editorial Review
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n this charming novel about the search for love, home and family, New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers takes readers on a journey to an irresistible town they’ll want to return to over and over again

Felicity MacGregor loves organizing social events for others but her own personal life is a different story. After a brief but failed attempt at a career as a financial analyst, she returned to Knights Bridge where she enjoys running a thriving party-planning business.

Then Felicity’s life gets a shake-up when her childhood friend Gabriel Flanagan returns unexpectedly to their tiny hometown. Now a high-flying businessman, Gabe always vowed to get out of Knights Bridge, but he is back for the local entrepreneurial boot camp Felicity’s been hired to organize. Together again, they’ll finally have to face each other—and their complicated past.

Gabe and Felicity soon realize their reunion is stirring up long-buried emotions. While Gabe has big plans for his future, Felicity is discovering that hers doesn’t depend on fate—she must choose what’s right for her. But if they can find a bridge between their diverging paths, they may just discover that their enduring connection is what matters most.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase: Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks

When I saw this title, #3 in Kerrelyn Sparks The Embraces series I knew I had to showcase it and and am stomping at the bit to read my copy.

Plus I'm happy to share a fantastic review of the novel by Angela @Angels Guilty Pleasures.

ISBN-13: 9781250108258
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Release Date: 3-27-2018
Length: 448pp
The Embraced #3
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“Deeply satisfying, delightfully swoon-inducing.”—Publishers Weekly on Kerrelyn Sparks’s Love at Stake series


Gwennore is an Elf able to track down the cause of a certain illness and heal it—a valuable asset to her people. But when she is thrust into the realm of the dragons, she discovers a haunted place of power, passion, and magic—one that is plagued by an ancient curse. When she meets the smoldering General Silas Dravenko, Gwen knows she’s entered a whole new world of trouble. She’s been raised never to trust a dragon. So why does making a deal with the devil feel so good?

Silas has no way of saving the royal family he’s served for years. But when a beautiful, innocent elf comes bursting into his world, Silas is awakened to desire in a way he’s never felt before. But how can he trust a sworn enemy. . .and how can he live without her, in Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Showcse: Hero's Return by B.J. Daniels

It's my pleasure to showcase BJ Daniel's latest Cahill Ranch novel, Hero's Return.

ISBN-13: 9781335013309
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 3-27-2018
Length: 384pp
A Cahill Ranch Novel
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The prodigal Cahill is back—and ready to confess
Tucker Cahill disappeared from Gilt Edge, Montana, hoping to escape a secret that has haunted him for nineteen years. Then, when a young woman’s remains are found in the creek near his family’s ranch, he has no choice but to face his demons. The truth that sent him running years ago could take away his freedom now.

Kate Rothschild came to town looking for vengeance—and Tucker Cahill. What she finds is a tortured and irresistible man who’s more than meets the eye. Caught up in the past, they are drawn deeper into a twisted game that’s not over yet. And the consequences could prove fatal for them both…

Friday, March 23, 2018

Audible Review: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward

Blood Fury is the third in J.R. Ward's Legacy series which for those readers living under a rock is a spin off of her unbelievably amazing Black Dagger Brotherhood series. These stories feature vampire civilians who the brotherhood are bringing in as fighters in their life or death struggles against the Lessening Society.

    Blood Fury

    Black Dagger Legacy, Book 3


A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family’s traditions. And he thought he’d found his perfect match—until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another.
Novo, as a female in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training program, feels like she has to prove herself to everybody—and she has no interest in being distracted by falling in love. But when Peyton proves to be so much more than a rich playboy, she is forced to confront the tragedy that has broken her soul and closed her off from love.
As the two grapple with Novo’s past and Peyton’s present, another couple must contend with an erotic connection that is unparalleled—and potentially scandalous. Saxton, who has had his heart broken, discovers in himself a deep-seated attraction to Ruhn, a new member of the household. But will the other male explore the connection? Or will he close his mind and his heart to what could be true love . . . and cost Saxton everything?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews: I Hate Everyone by Michelle Franklin

It's once again time to turn the blog over to the very capable hands of Sophia Rose, today she's reviewing a non-fiction about how an introvert handles humanity and is a sequel to I Hate Summer.
Take it away Sophia Rose!

I Hate Everyone:  An Introvert’s Miserable Adventures With Mailmen, Children, Chocolate, The Outdoors, and The Human Condition by Michelle Franklin
Publisher:  Self
Published:  1.30.18
Pages:  351
ASIN:  B079HB53X1
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Sellers:  Amazon

ADD TO: GoodReads

GoodReads Blurb:
This is a book about how one introvert tries to understand humanity.

It is also about chronic illness, biscuits, tea, strangers, metal, and death.

While the previous book in this series was about my war with the seasons, this book is about my trials in trying to relate to people and how I brook the nonsenses of humankind more than it deserves. The world has become a cacophony of complaints, a morbid symphony with too many untuned notes, and though I might not understand why the orchestra plays the way it does, I still listen, trying to decipher some sort of purpose in the upper notes.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: In The Midnight Hour - Flatiron 5 #3 by Deborah Cooke

Deb Cooke is one of my all time favorite authors and I eat up everything she writes, In the Midnight Hour is #3 in her fabulous Flatiron Five series set in Manhattan featuring a very cosmopolitan fitness club and the enigmatic owner operators. I've been waiting a long time to learn where the enigmatic, mysterious Damian goes every Friday at Five and it was worth the wait.

ISBN-13: 9781988479248
Publisher: Deborah Cooke
Release Date: 01-25-2018
Flatiron Five #3
Source: Author
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Damon has a secret…

Every Friday night, the F5 partner who is the quiet powerhouse leaves on the dot of five without explanation. Where does Damon go? What does he do? His partners want to know, but Damon can’t bring himself to share the truth about his mom’s battle with cancer. She’s the anchor in his life and he doesn’t know how he’ll go on without her. In the middle of the night, when he’s most alone, he wants to control all the variables for someone, to prove he’s not completely powerless. He doesn’t expect to find such a willing, or seductive, volunteer.
Haley loves solving mysteries…
Especially ones like the gorgeous guy who visits her favorite patient every Friday night. He must be Natasha’s son, but is he also the model on the billboard for that fitness club downtown? Where did he learn therapeutic massage? Even though she’s a nurse, Haley’s interest in him and his skill isn’t just professional. She wants to feel those hands on her own skin, for as long as possible. One night, she takes a chance and asks for a lesson from him, only to discover that she has a hunger for the sensation only Damon can satisfy.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

#Giveaway Showcase: The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

Sally Hepworth is a fantastic author, in fact I chose her The Things We Keep for my Library in-person book club April read. So I'm so excited to be showcasing her latest St. Martin's Press release The Family Next Door. Sally's publisher is also sponsoring a #Giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781250120892
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 03-06-2018
Length: 352pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible
America's next favorite Australian author!

"With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." —Library Journal, starred review
Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets.
From the outside, Essie’s life looks idyllic: a loving husband, a beautiful house in a good neighborhood, and a nearby mother who dotes on her grandchildren. But few of Essie’s friends know her secret shame: that in a moment of maternal despair, she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better, but she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby.
When a new woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in the neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married with children? Why renting, when everyone else owns? What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so fascinated with Essie? As the two women grow closer and Essie’s friends voice their disapproval, it starts to become clear that Isabelle’s choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence threatens to bring shocking secrets to light.
The Family Next Door is Sally Hepworth at her very best: at once a deeply moving portrait of family drama and a compelling suburban mystery that will keep you hooked until the very last page.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Audio Review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

When the opportunity arose to review the latest novel in audio of one of my favorite authors I jumped at the chance. #1 NYT Kristin Hannah always delivers a remarkable and unforgettable tale and The Great Alone her latest offering is one of the best books I've read ever.
Enjoy this showcase, my review and an audio sample!

ISBN-13: 9781427287540
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 2-06-2018
Length: 15hrs-20mins
Source: Macmillan Audio
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/Audible
Alaska, 1974.
Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.
Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.
At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.
But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves.
In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night audiobook about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Showcase: The Sheperd's Calculus by C.S. Farrelly a Partners in Crime Tour

Welcome to my stop on The Shepherd's Calculus blog tour learn a bit about the book then be sure and scroll down to enter the #Giveaway.

The Shepherd's Calculus

by C.S. Farrelly

on Tour February 1 - March 31, 2018


When journalist Peter Merrick is asked to write a eulogy for his mentor, Jesuit priest James Ingram, his biggest concern is doing right by the man. But when his routine research reveals disturbing ties to sexual abuse and clues to a shadowy deal trading justice for power, everything he believed about his friend is called into question. With the US presidential election looming, incumbent Arthur Wyncott is quickly losing ground among religious voters. Meanwhile, Owen Feeney, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, is facing nearly a billion dollars in payments to victims of sex abuse. When Feeney hits on a solution to both men’s problems, it seems the stars have aligned. That is until Ally Larkin—Wyncott’s brilliant campaign aide—starts to piece together the shocking details. As the election draws closer and the stakes get higher, each choice becomes a calculation: Your faith, or your church? Your principles, or your candidate? The person you most respect, or the truth that could destroy their legacy?

When the line between right and wrong is blurred, how do you act, and whom do you save?

Monday, March 12, 2018

March #LibraryLoveChallenge - American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin

The March edition of the #LibraryLoveChallenge is another non-fiction, this time about the Patty Hearst kidnapping; her "alleged" crimes and trial. It's not my favorite type of non-fiction as it doesn't read as a story but a journaled detail heavy account of a tumultuous time in our country's history. I did enjoy it and I know that tonight's discussion will be a lively one.

ISBN-13: 978-0345803153
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Release Date: 08-02-2016
Length: 480pp

Source: Library - Book Club Read

Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound
American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
A National Bestseller

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history

On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst Family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbonese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishing—the Hearst family tried to secure Patty's release by feeding the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the LAPD engaged in the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event was broadcast live on telelvision stations across the country; and then there was Patty's circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon.

Ultimately, the saga highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. American Heiress portrays the electrifying lunacy of the time and the toxic mic of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and captivated the nation.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews: The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch

It's once again time to put the blog in the capable hands of my friend Sophia Rose who has a wonderful historical mystery set in 1850 London.
Take it away Sophia Rose!

The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch
#.5 Charles Lenox Mysteries
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Minotaur Books
Published:  2.20.18
Pages:  296
ISBN:  1250139465
Format: eARC
Source:  Net Galley
Sellers:  Amazon -  Barnes& NobleKobo
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GoodReads Blurb:
This chilling new mystery in the New York Times bestselling series by Charles Finch takes readers back to Charles Lenox's very first case and the ruthless serial killer who would set him on the course to become one of London's most brilliant detectives.

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime--and promising to kill again--Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself.

The writer's first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames. With few clues to go on, Lenox endeavors to solve the crime before another innocent life is lost. When the killer's sights are turned toward those whom Lenox holds most dear, the stakes are raised and Lenox is trapped in a desperate game of cat and mouse.

In the tradition of Sherlock Holmes, this newest mystery in the Charles Lenox series pits the young detective against a maniacal murderer who would give Professor Moriarty a run for his money.