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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