Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Audio Review: Crave Me by Cecy Robson #3 in The O'Brien Family Series

Crave Me is my first romantic suspense novel by Cecy Robson, but it definitely won't be my last. Plu the narrator, Tara Langella for the audio format right now tops my all time best narrator for the year list.

ASIN: B07F183KW5
Publisher: Cecy Robson LLC
Release Date: 7-3-2018
Length: 8 hrs - 54 mins
Source: Caffeinated PR Services for review
Buy It: Amazon/ Kobo/ Audible


Wren O'Brien isn't your typical female. As the only girl from a loud Irish family with seven siblings, she prefers fast cars to lip gloss and bad boys to good men. It's the reason she's nursing a wounded soul and keeping her distance from a dangerous ex.

Evan Jonah is running an empire and just moved from the lavish thoroughfares of London to the gritty streets of Philadelphia. When he walks into the nearest dealership, he's expecting to find a reliable vehicle to handle the brutal winters, not a sexy female car rep with killer legs.

Wren doesn't know why "Hotness in a Suit" asked her out. She doesn't expect a great time or a night of passion that knocks her on her ass, but that's exactly what Evan shows her.

She also never counted on how hard and fast she'd fall. But men like Evan - good men with even better hearts - don't desire tough-talking Philly girls for long.

Evan has never met a woman like Wren. But he's up for the challenge and ready to prove her wrong.

My thanks to CaffeinatedPR Services for this audio book in
exchange for an honest review!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: Full Blood by Donna Augustine

A few years ago Donna and I connected through another blog she offered me a book to read and I never looked back. Urban Fantasy is my drug of choice and Donna's have intrigued, entertained and reeled me in just like this one.
Full Blood is book two in the Wyrd Blood series.

ISBN-13: 978-1945946066
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing LLC
Release Date: 10-21-2018
Length: 292 pp
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon -Kindle Unlimited member can read this for free!


One monster wants my soul. One man wants my magic. Me? I want to be left alone to live my life out like a dull, one of the lucky people who were born devoid of magic. But that won’t happen because being born a Wyrd Blood gives me two choices in life: ruler or slave.

I’d rather die than be a slave and I’m not cut out to rule. Instead I’ve been hiding out in the Valley. Life is pretty good here, with food in my belly and a warm bed to sleep. If I didn’t get harassed constantly by Ryker, the man who wants my magic, it might be good enough to lull me into thinking life could continue on like this forever.

UntiI I get a message from Bones, the monster who owns my soul…

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Showcase - Kiss Me At Christmas by Valerie Bowman

It's that time of year again, the leaves are quickly falling off the trees, the weather is getting colder and the retailers are already stocking the shelves with elves on the shelves etc... Oh who are we kidding they've had Christmas stuff up since before Halloween. And it's also time for holiday reading and who better to rock our world than Valerie Bowman's latest historical romance, Kiss me At Christmas.

ISBN-13: 9781250147523
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 10-30-2018
Length: 320pp
Playful Brides #10
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ Kobo/ IndieBoound


“Merry, intelligent, and wholly satisfying.”—USA Today

"Sizzles with sensuality." - Publishers Weekly

“Delicious and suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews

A spirited lady facing spinsterhood. A common man with a noble mission. And a surprise that just might be waiting for them under the mistletoe in Kiss Me At Christmas by Valerie Bowman.
Bow Street Runner Daffin Oakleaf abhors Christmas. Carol singing and holiday cheer only remind him of a dark time. When a close friend calls on him for help, Daffin is happy to capitalize on the distraction. But when he learns the lovely Lady Regina is the one in danger, he’s to become bodyguard to the captivating woman...
Regina has one mission: to find a night of passion in the arms of a gentleman. Considered firmly on the shelf, Regina has given up on marriage—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be denied the pleasure married ladies experience. Daffin has long captured her attention…and when a threat calls him to her side, the sparks between them ignite. But how can a hired bodyguard find his way into Regina’s noble heart?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

#Macmillan Audio review of The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson

I saw so many rave reviews for the print version of The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson that when Macmillan Audio had it listed in the October offerings it was a no brainer. Little did I know that it was #5 in an ongoing series but it read fine as a stand alone and now I have no choice but to go back to the beginning and learn all about Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart.
ISBN-13: 9781250300645
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 10-9-2018
Length: 13 hrs - 23 mins.
Liam Taggart & Catherine Lockhart #5
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Audible/ Kobo


In internationally-bestselling author Ronald H. Balson's newest audiobook, The Girl from Berlin, Liam and Catherine come to the aid of an old friend and are drawn into a property dispute in Tuscany that unearths long-buried secrets.
An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land. Catherine and Liam’s only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long-forgotten…

Ada Baumgarten was born in Berlin in 1918, at the end of the war. The daughter of an accomplished first-chair violinist in the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, and herself a violin prodigy, Ada’s life was full of the rich culture of Berlin’s interwar society. She formed a deep attachment to her childhood friend Kurt, but they were torn apart by the growing unrest as her Jewish family came under suspicion. As the tides of history turned, it was her extraordinary talent that would carry her through an unraveling society turned to war, and make her a target even as it saved her, allowing her to move to Bologna—though Italy was not the haven her family had hoped, and further heartache awaited.

What became of Ada? How is she connected to the conflicting land deeds of a small Italian villa? As they dig through the layers of lies, corruption, and human evil, Catherine and Liam uncover an unfinished story of heart, redemption, and hope—the ending of which is yet to be written.

My Thanks to Macmillan audio for a
review copy in exchange for an honest review

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Book Blast Moon Games by Shelly Frome a Partners in Crime Virtual Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Moon Games by Shelly Frome Book Blast, a Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tour.

Moon Games

by Shelly Frome

November 6, 2018 Book Blast


At the outset, Miranda Davis has nothing much going for her. The tourists are long gone by October in the quaint Carolina town of Black Mountain, her realty business is at a standstill, and her weekend stint managing the local tavern offers little to pull her out of the doldrums. When prominent church lady Cloris Raintree offers a stipend to look into the whereabouts of a missing girl hiker on the Q.T, Miranda, along with her partner Harry (an unemployed features writer) agree.
But then it all backfires. A burly figure shambles down a mountain slope with a semi-conscious girl draped over his shoulder. Miranda’s attempts to uncover Cloris Raintree’s true motives become near impossible as she puts up one smokescreen after another, including a slip of the tongue regarding an incident in Havana. The local police keep stonewalling and Harry is of little help.
Tarot cards left on Cloris’ doorstep and arcane prompts on her e-mail only exacerbate the situation. Growing more desperate over the captive girl’s fate, Miranda comes across a link to a cold case of arson and murder. With the advent of the dark of the moon, she is summoned to “Tower Time” as this twisty tale continues to run its course.

Monday, November 5, 2018

#GIVEAWAY - Interview 101 by Tom Pitts

When Tom's publicist Author/Guide reached out to me about Tom Pitts' latest novel 101 I was excited to feature him and it. Read all about it and enter to #win a copy! (details below)

ISBN-13: 978-1948235389
Publisher: Down and Out Books
Release Date: 11-5-2018
Length: 276
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound


On the cusp of pot legalization in California, Jerry runs afoul of some San Francisco bikers in the marijuana game. He flees straight up Highway 101 to Humboldt County to hide out deep in the hills at Vic’s, a reclusive pot farmer and old pal of his tough-as-nails mother. But trouble finds Jerry no matter where he goes and soon the bikers, a pair of stone killers, and a Russian weed tycoon named Vlad the Inhaler are all hot on Jerry’s trail.

Fallout from the unfolding chaos piques the interest of SFPD detective, Roland Mackie, when he learns Jerry’s host, Vic, is somehow involved. It opens a twenty-year-old wound, an unsolved case called the Fulton Street Massacre, and Mackie is willing to do whatever it takes to get a pair of cuffs on the elusive Vic.

When Jerry and his protectors are chased off the mountain and back down the 101 to an inevitable showdown back in the Bay, he learns Vic is much more than his host, he’s a mentor, his mother’s hero, and the toughest man he’s ever met.

With an unforgettable cast of characters and an action-packed plot, 101 is a wild ride through Northern California’s “emerald triangle.”

Tom's publicist Author/Guide is sponsoring the giveaway
one Print Copy US Only of 101
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Friday, November 2, 2018

Showcase - Hose of Rose by T.K. Thorne

When T.K.'s publicist Author/Guide put Hose of Rose on my radar I read the Amazon blurb and knew I had to showcase it.
Be on the lookout soon for my thoughts on this intriguing read.

ISBN-13: 978-1603817585
Publisher: Camel Press
Release Date: digital 11-1-2018 paperback 11-13-2018
Length: 239 pp
Magic City Story #1
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound


Rookie patrol officer Rose Brighton chases a suspect down an alley. Without warning, her vision wavers, and the lone suspect appears to divide into two men—the real suspect, frozen in time, and a shadow version with a gun. Confused by what she’s just seen, but with no time to second guess it’s meaning, Rose shoots the real suspect in the back.

Forced to lie to detectives, she risks her job and her life to discover the shocking truth of who she really is—a witch of an ancient House, the prey of one powerful enemy, and the pawn of another.

House of Rose, set in the Deep South city of Birmingham, Alabama, is the first book of the Magic City Stories.