Thursday, January 26, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: A Dutiful Son by Kelly Miller

Today Sophia Rose returns with, A Dutiful Son by Kelly Miller a retelling of one of her favorite author's stories.

A Dutiful Son by Kelly Miller

Historical Romance

Publisher: Meryton Press

Published: 10.18.22

Pages:  322

Rating: 4.5 stars

Format: eARC

Source: Meryton Press

Sellers: Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

What will Fitzwilliam Darcy do when his beloved father stands between him and happiness?

Darcy has always emulated his wise and honourable father, George Darcy. But following a sinister act of betrayal by a former family friend, his father rejects his most benevolent principles.

When Georgiana forms a friendship with Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Darcy convinces his father to allow the association to continue. However, Elizabeth soon presents a thorny problem: she entices Darcy as no other lady has before, and with his current outlook, his father would not approve of her as a daughter-in-law.

Still, Darcy’s problem may resolve in time: his father, after getting to know Elizabeth, is certain to recognise her many admirable qualities and change his mind. But what if he does not?

In this Pride & Prejudice Regency variation, Fitzwilliam Darcy is caught between the influences of love and duty. Which of these will wield the greatest power?


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Showcase: Make a Wish by Helena Hunting

Today I'm showcasing Helena Hunting's, Make a Wish, #3 in her Spark House series. For a super review click HERE for what Robin from the Books of My Heart blog thought of the novel.

ISBN-13: 978-1250624741
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 1-24-2023
Length: 368pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



With her signature charm and sense of humor, bestselling author Helena Hunting creates a novel about love, family, and second chances in Make a Wish.

Ever have a defining life moment you wish you could do over? Harley Spark has one. The time she almost kissed the widowed father of the toddler she nannied for. It was so bad they moved across the state and she never saw them again.

Fast forward seven years and she’s totally over it. At least she thinks she is. Until Gavin Rhodes and his adorable now nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, reappear at a princess-themed birthday party hosted by Spark House, Harley’s family’s event hotel. Despite trying to avoid the awkwardness of the situation, she can’t help but notice how unbearably sexy he looks in a tutu. Add to that a spontaneous hives breakout, and it’s clear she’s not even remotely over the mortification of her egregious error all those years ago.

Except Gavin seems oblivious to her inner turmoil. So much so that he suggests they get together for lunch. For Peyton’s sake, of course. It’s the perfect opportunity to heal old wounds. Or it could

Monday, January 23, 2023

#GIVEAWAY Spotlight The Greenleaf Murders by RJ Koreto a Partners in Crime virtual tour

Today I'm showcasing The Greenleaf Murders by RJ Koreto, a Partners In Crime virtual tour. Read all about it and don't forget to blog hop and enter the #Giveaway

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The Greenleaf Murders

by R.J. Koreto

January 23 - February 17, 2023 Virtual Book Tour


The Greenleaf Murders by R.J. Koreto

Young architect Wren Fontaine lands her dream job: restoring Greenleaf House, New York's finest Gilded-Age mansion, to its glory days. But old homes have old secrets: Stephen Greenleaf—heir to what’s left of his family’s legacy—refuses to reveal what his plans are once the renovation is completed. And still living in a corner of the home is Stephen's 90-year-old Aunt Agnes who's lost in the past, brooding over a long-forgotten scandal while watching Wren with mistrust.

Wren's job becomes more complex when a shady developer who was trying to acquire Greenleaf House is found murdered. And after breaking into a sealed attic, Wren finds a skeleton stuffed in a trunk. She soon realizes the two deaths, a century apart, are strangely related. Meanwhile, a distraction of a different kind appears in the form of her client's niece, the beautiful and seductive Hadley Vanderwerf. As Wren gingerly approaches a romance, she finds that Hadley has her own secrets.

Then a third murder occurs, and the introverted architect is forced to think about people, and about how ill-fated love affairs and obsessions continue to haunt the Greenleafs. In the end, Wren risks her own life to uncover a pair of murderers, separated by a century but connected by motive. She reveals an odd twist in the family tree that forever changes the lives of the Greenleafs, the people who served them, the mansion they all called home—and even Wren herself.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: The Color Storm by Damien Dibben


Today I welcome Sophia Rose back to review, The Color Storm by Damien Dibben a historical fiction set in Renaissance Venice and based on the life of artist, Giorgio “Giorgione” Barbarelli.

The Color Storm by Damian Dibben

Historical Fiction

Publisher:  Hanover Square Press

Published: 9.6.22

Pages:  336

Rating: 4 stars

Format: Hardback

Source: Hanover Square Press

Sellers: Amazon

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Goodreads Blurb:

Enter the world of Renaissance Venice, where the competition for fame and fortune can mean life or death, in this immersive novel of art and the Inquisition.

Giorgio “Giorgione” Barbarelli’s career hangs in the balance. A student of Bellini and a mentor turned rival of Titian, he’s seen his reputation fall out of favor and his debts pile up. When he hears a rumor of a mysterious, otherworldly new pigment brought to Venice by the richest man in Europe, he sets out to acquire the rare color and secure his name in history.

Winning a commission to paint a portrait of the rich man’s wife, Giorgione thinks he has found a way into the merchant’s favor. Instead the woman draws him into her confidence, revealing the true reason her husband’s come to Venice. Giorgione finds himself caught up in a conspiracy that stretches across Europe and a marriage coming apart inside one of the floating city’s most illustrious palazzos.

Atmospheric and suspenseful, and filled with the famous artists of the era, The Color Storm captures the fascinating world of Venice at the height of its power and a moment of artistic invention that echoes through the centuries.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

#GIVEAWAY - Blog Tour -Transplanted Tale10 Year Anniversary - Ever After by Kate SeRine a Caffeinated PR tour

Today I am excited to join the Transplanted Tale 10-Year Anniversary Blog Tour. Ever After by Kate SeRine is the fourth novel featuring Robin Hood in this Grimm Fairy Tales twist. Check it out, read an excerpt and be sure to enter the giveaway... 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Review: Killer Story Interview with author Matthew Witten

Today I'm so excited to be sharing with you my review of Matt Witten's brand new crime thriller, Killer Story from my favorite Indie mystery publisher, Oceanview, and an author Q&A. 


ISBN-13: 978-1608095247
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 1-17-2023
Length: 320pp
Source: Author/Publisher for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound



How far will she go to catch the killer—and make her podcast a hit?

Talented and idealistic young reporter Petra Kovach is on the brink of being laid off from her third failing newspaper in a row. To save her job, she pitches the launch of a true crime podcast about a sensational, unsolved murder.

Years earlier, an alt-right YouTuber was killed in her Harvard dorm room, and the case went cold. Petra knew the victim—she was once her camp counselor and loved her like a little sister, despite their political differences.

Petra’s investigation gets off to a rocky start, as her promising leads quickly shrivel up. In her passionate quest for justice—and clicks—Petra burns sources and breaks laws, ultimately putting her own life on the line. Even as her star rises, she worries it could all come crashing down at any moment if her actions are exposed.

When her machinations start to backfire, there’s only one way to fix everything and solve the murder—even though it may cost her everything she loves.