Friday, August 17, 2018

Showcase August '18 Harlequin Special Edition

Welcome to the August '18 Harlequin Special Edition showcase read all about the six ladies and gents who're on their way to their Happy Ever After.

You know there's always a new chapter to be written. Harlequin Special Edition stories show that whether it's an old flame rekindled or a brand-new romance, love knows no timeline.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Showcase-Shattered Silence by Marta Perry

I'm excited to bring to your attention Marta Perry's latest, #3 in her Echo Falls Mini Series about A woman on the run who seeks sanctuary in a peaceful Pennsylvania Dutch community—and finds a protector in the most unlikely of men…

ISBN-13: 9781488029356
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 7-31-2018
Length: 384 pp
Echo Falls #3
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One moment Rachel Hartline is secure in her career and community. The next, she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time—watching her ex-husband commit a crime that puts her in unfathomable danger. Fear and hurt send her home to an Amish farm and the family she’s always trusted. But a private investigator is close behind—and he may be a threat to her in more ways than one…
Cold, calculating Clint Mordan isn’t convinced Rachel is as innocent in her ex-husband’s schemes as she claims, but when her ex’s enemies target Rachel, Clint is driven to keep her safe. Maybe the terror in her beautiful eyes and the target on her back aren’t an act. But as his feelings toward her deepen, Clint realizes he’s the only one who can keep Rachel alive in a game where only the killer knows the stakes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monthly Library Read- The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

Pam Jenoff is another of my favorite authors she specializes in WWII era novels. Her road to authordom came as a result of her time spent working on Holocaust preservation while working for the State Department at the U.S. Consulate in Krakow developing close relations with Jewish survivors.
The Orphan's Tale was a runaway bestseller and spent 5 weeks on the NYT bestseller list.

We had a lively discussion and Pam called in to make it even more special.
I personally listened to the audible version which I luckily picked up as a daily deal for a steal.


Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Release Date: 2-21-2017
Length: 12hours-52 minutes
Source: Audible purchast
Buy It: Audible/Kobo

The Nightingale meets Water for Elephants in this powerful novel of friendship and sacrifice, set in a traveling circus during World War II, by international bestselling author Pam Jenoff.

Seventeen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier during the occupation of her native Holland. Heartbroken over the loss of the baby she was forced to give up for adoption, she lives above a small German rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep.
When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants, unknown children ripped from their parents and headed for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the baby that was taken from her. In a moment that will change the course of her life, she steals one of the babies and flees into the snowy night, where she is rescued by a German circus.
The circus owner offers to teach Noa the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their unlikely friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Review- Showcase Snowbound by Deborah Cooke Secret Heart Ink #1

Those who know me know that my all time favorite author is Deborah Cooke who also writes under the pseudonym of Claire Delacroix. I have been loving her Flat Iron Five series a contemporary series with sass and heat and now she's started a spin-off/companion series to it called Secret Heart Ink. The premise of the series is this; Secret Heart Ink is a tattoo salon run by the enigmatic woman called Chynna and to celebrate the opening she is giving away one tattoo on each full moon hoping to bring two hearts together forever.
Snowbound is the first in the series and I'm pleased to bring you my review and an excerpt.


ISBN-13: 9781988479682
Publisher: Deborah Cooke
Release Date: 3-20-2018
Length: 178pp
Secret Heart Ink #1
Source: Author for review
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Flatiron Five has a new tattoo shop—run by the enigmatic and legendary tattoo artist Chynna. When the moon is full, Chynna creates one tattoo to set two hearts afire and gives it away, with the goal of making romantic dreams come true. Who will be next?
Olivia trusts in here-and-now...
Olivia doesn’t believe in magic or everlasting love—she’s a scientist, after all—but winning a tattoo from Chynna convinces her to take a chance. She’s always admired her best friend Lexi’s big brother Spencer, maybe because opposites attract. What would it be like to seduce him? Would it end her fascination with him? With a little help from her friends and a blindfold, Liv decides to find out. The bonus is that Spencer will never know his secret lover was her…
Spencer believes in forever.
But Spencer guesses the truth almost right away. He’s good with having Olivia want him—having her alone in his cabin is the perfect chance to teach her to trust sensation and him. A blizzard interferes with Olivia’s plan, giving Spencer more time to work his own persuasive magic. He knows a night or two will only be the beginning of what he wants to last forever. Can he convince Olivia to give love a try, or will she leave him forever as soon as the snow melts?

Friday, August 10, 2018

Review - Interview - Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin

If you know me you know I LOVE the novels of Laura Griffin, there is none better in the romantic suspense genre, her new release Desperate Girls was the best in the genre I've read this year. Fantastic characters and a tight plot make this a must read on everyone's late summer reading list.

ISBN-13: 978-1501162411
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: 8-7-2018
Length: 368pp
Source: Author/Publisher for review
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New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s Desperate Girls is a tightly wound, fast-paced thriller that examines intricate relationship dynamics in the wake of a killer’s symbolic revenge spree. 

Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess.
When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life.
With no help from the police, Brynn is forced to take matters into her own hands, turning to a private security firm for protection. But when Brynn defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past.
As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Wedding From Hell part 2 - The Reception by JR Ward a prequel to Consumes

Okay gang are you ready? J.R. Ward's prequel to Consumed The Wedding From Hell part 2 is out now and it's FREE!!
Did Anne and Danny do the deed? Read all about what happens at the reception and find out!
Purchase link below

The Wedding from Hell
Part 2: The Reception
by J. R. Ward
Available: August 7, 2018
Gallery Books | E-book Original
ISBN: 9781982105372 | Free

The Wedding from Hell, Part 2: The Rehearsal Dinner is the exciting second adventure in J.R. Ward’s three-part ebook serialization: The Wedding From Hell. This exclusive prequel to her upcoming standalone suspense, Consumed (available in Fall 2018) takes us back to the night steamy arson investigator Anne Ashburn and ‘bad boy’ firefighter Danny Maguire will never forget.

About the Book:
The Wedding From Hell, Part 2: The Reception: As the wedding from hell continues, Anne and Danny find themselves walking the delicate balance between professional distance and explosive attraction. Will the desire they feel last through the night and change their lives? Or are they doomed to part after one night of passion?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase - The Gatsby Affair by Kendall Taylor

What could be better than digging into one of the most talked about, tumultuous relationships of the Twentieth Century, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. This is actually Taylor's second exposé on this dynamic couple.
Kendall's publicist Author/Guide is sponsoring this giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 978-1538104934
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 8-8-2018
Length: 320pp
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The romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre has been celebrated as one of the greatest of the 20th century. From the beginning, their relationship was a tumultuous one, in which the couple’s excesses were as widely known as their passion for each other. Despite their love, both Scott and Zelda engaged in flirtations that threatened to tear the couple apart. But none had a more profound impact on the two—and on Scott’s writing—as the liaison between Zelda and a French aviator, Edouard Jozan. Though other biographies have written of Jozan as one of Scott’s romantic rivals, accounts of the pilot’s effect on the couple have been superficial at best.

In The Gatsby Affair: Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal That Shaped an American Classic, Kendall Taylor examines the dalliance between the southern belle and the French pilot from a fresh perspective. Drawing on conversations and correspondence with Jozan’s daughter, as well as materials from the Jozan family archives, Taylor sheds new light on this romantic triangle. More than just a casual fling, Zelda’s tryst with Edouard affected Scott as much as it did his wife—and ultimately influenced the author’s most famous creation, Jay Gatsby. Were it not for Zelda’s affair with the pilot, Scott’s novel might be less about betrayal and more about lost illusions.

Exploring the private motives of these public figures, Taylor offers new explanations for their behavior. In addition to the love triangle that included Jozan, Taylor also delves into an earlier event in Zelda’s life—a sexual assault she suffered as a teenager—one that affected her future relationships. Both a literary study and a probing look at an iconic couple’s psychological makeup, The Gatsby Affair offers readers a bold interpretation of how one of America’s greatest novels was influenced.

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