Friday, January 29, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Review/Showcase #BabyLove My Social Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh

Today I'm so pleased to present a showcase and my review of #BabyLove My Social Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh

ISBN-13: 9780985193034
Publisher: Book Baby
Release Date: 7/9/2015
Length: 36 pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon

#BabyLove: My Social Life is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Corine Dehghanpisheh. It is recommended for modern day moms.

Synopsis: "Click." "Tap." Tag and Post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of sharing daily activities using technology and social networks.

Corine's Publicist is offering
one Kindle Edition of #BabyLove
As a giveaway US ONLY
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Thursday, January 28, 2016


Hi Friends you all know how much I love Laura's Tracers novels well now she's got a brand newAlpha Crew series coming out too. I can't wait to read this new series! And her first story is told in two parts!
Read all about it!

Here's a snippet from Laura's Facebook author page
"I'm excited to share some news! I am kicking off a new series this spring. (In addition to continuing the Tracers!) I've had so much fun writing special ops heroes in my Tracers books, so the new series is about an ultra-elite team of SEALs called Alpha Crew. The first in the two-part digital serial comes out March 7th. AT THE EDGE is part #1 and EDGE OF SURRENDER is part #2. These are steamy, action-packed stories and I've had so much fun writing them! What do you think of the covers?"

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Interview - Lindsay Starck - Noah's Wife - Showcase

Please welcome new to me author Lindsay Starck whose here to shed some light on her new just released, debut novel, Noah's Wife. In her interview Lindsay calls Noah's Wife "Book Club" fiction and I'm always on the lookout for super reads to feature in both my on-line and in-person book clubs, so I'm excited that my copy is high on the to be read pile and once you learn more about the novel I'm sure it will be top on your shelf too!

ISBN-13:  9780399159237

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Release Date: 1/26/2016
Length: 400pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


In the tradition of Daniel Wallace's Big Fish and Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child, a gorgeously written, brilliantly introspective, fable-like novel reimagining Noah’s Ark for our modern times
"Noah's Wife may be a contemporary allegory, but Lindsay Starck is a classic storyteller. . . . Her novel is an engrossing fusion of wisdom and beautiful writing." — Mary McGarry Morris, internationally bestselling author
When young minister Noah and his dutiful wife arrive at their new post in the hills, they find a gray and wet little town where it's been raining for as long as anyone can remember. Noah's wife is determined to help her husband revive this soggy congregation, but soon finds her efforts thwarted by her eccentric new neighbors, among them an idiom-wielding Italian hardware store owner, a towering town matriarch, and a lovelorn zookeeper determined to stand by his charges. Overwhelmed, Noah's wife fails to realize that Noah, too, is battling his own internal crisis.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Interview - Review - Carla Neggers - The Spring At Moss Hill - Showcase

Please welcome back to the blog one of my favorite authors, Carla Neggers. I've enjoyed all her stories and the two series she's got running now are wonderful. So sit back and enjoy our chat about her latest release, number 7 in her Swift River Valley series, The Spring at Moss Hill.

ISBN-13: 9780778318675
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 1/26/2016
Length: 352pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns to charming Swift River Valley, where spring is the time for fresh starts and new beginnings…
Kylie Shaw has found a home and a quiet place to work as an illustrator of children's books in little Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. No one seems to know her here—and she likes it that way. She carefully guards her privacy in the refurbished nineteenth-century hat factory where she has a loft. And then California private investigator Russ Colton moves in.
Russ is in Knights Bridge to keep his client and friend, eccentric Hollywood costume designer Daphne Stewart, out of trouble. Keeping tabs on Daphne while she considers starting a small children's theater in town doesn't seem like a tough job until he runs into Kylie. Her opposition to converting part of the old hat factory into a theater is a challenge. But his bigger challenge is getting Kylie to let loose a little…like the adventurous characters she depicts in her work.
Kylie and Russ have more in common than they or anyone else would ever expect. They're both looking for a place to belong, and if they're able to let go of past mistakes and learn to trust again, they might just find what they need in Knights Bridge…and each other.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Interview - Averil Dean - The Undoing

I'm so happy to welcome back to the blog an author who has a very special gift of telling a story while really messing with your mind. Her thriller debut released in 2013, Alice Close your Eyes was a breathtakingly, darkly beautiful novel and I can't wait to get my hands on The Undoing. If you're a lover of dark, disturbing psychological thrillers this is an author you definitely want on your shelf.

ISBN-13: 9780778317395
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 12/29/2015
Length: 288
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


On a bitter January evening, three people are found murdered in the isolated Blackbird hotel.
Best friends since childhood, Eric, Rory and Celia have always been inseparable. Together they've coped with broken homes and damaged families, clinging to each other as they've navigated their tenuous lives. Their bond is potent and passionate—and its intensity can be volatile.
When the trio decides to follow Celia's dream of buying and renovating the Blackbird, a dilapidated hotel that sits on the perilous cliffs of Jawbone Ridge, new jealousies arise and long-held suspicions start to unravel their relationship. Soon they find themselves pushed to the breaking point, where trust becomes doubt, longing becomes obsession, and someone will commit the ultimate betrayal.
An unflinching story of ambition, desire and envy, The Undoing traces the events leading to that fateful night, revealing the intimate connections, dark secrets and terrible lies that wove them together—and tore them apart.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Interview/Review Claire Delacroix - The Crusader's Heart

Please welcome back to the blog my all time favorite author, Deborah Cooke, aka Claire Delacroix. She's here today to chat about the second in her historical romance, The Champions of St. Euphemia series, The Crusader's Heart.
Her novels range from the middle ages right up to a post apocalyptic future. Some are filled with fantasy and some aren't but I promise you every one will take you on a journey you'll never regret going on!

Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Release Date: 10/20/2015
Length: 350pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound (Soon available in audible)


A company of knights chosen to deliver a sealed trunk from the Templar treasury in Jerusalem to safekeeping in Paris. A group of pilgrims seeking the protection of the Templars to return home as the Saracens prepare to besiege the city. A mysterious treasure that someone will even kill to possess...

A valiant warrior sworn to the order of the Knights Templar for life, Wulfe resents being dispatched on a quest to Paris just when the Latin Kingdoms are at their most vulnerable. He is determined to fulfill his duty as quickly as possible and return to fight for justice--but the courtesan he defends in Venice is resolved to remain at his side. The alluring and perceptive Christina will not be left behind, and soon Wulfe finds himself forced to choose between his vows and his heart...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview/Review Christy Jeffiries - Waking Up Wed (Sugar Falls Idaho #2)

I'd like to welcome to the blog today an author I review for the Harlequin Special Edition line. She has a wonderful storytelling voice and she proves the apple doesn't fall far from the tree because she's got a mom in the biz too.
Enjoy our chat, my review of Waking Up Wed and then Christy is sponsoring a Giveaway for a chance to win a copy for yourself. Details below.

Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 1/19/2016
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


Forget about her reputation. Kylie Chatterson is most definitely not that kind of girl. She's a conscientious CPA who has never even been with a man…that way. But when she wakes up in a Nevada hotel room after her friend's bachelorette party, the best man is in her bed…and he's wearing a wedding ring. And guess what: so is she!
For better or worse, Drew Gregson is now her husband. The hunky military psychologist doesn't remember the night any more than she does. Nevertheless, he seems in no hurry to end their impulsive betrothal. As she gets to know Drew and his adorable, squirmy nephews, Kylie has to remind herself this is all temporary—and pretend. Or could it be the best mistake she ever made?

The Giveaway is for
One Print Copy US ONLY
of Waking Up Wed
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

**GIVEAWAY*** Interview with Sally Hepworth - The Things We Keep

Please welcome back to the blog an author who was here to talk about her book The Secret of Midwives. She's back today to tell us a little about her new emotionally heart wrenching tale, The Things We Keep.
Sally's publisher St. Martin's Press is offering a copy as a giveaway, details below.
I'm linking my friend and fellow blogger Kathryn from The Book Date's review, HERE.

ISBN-13: 9781250051905
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 1/19/2016
Length: 352pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only thirty-eight years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. She also knows there's just one another resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life at Rosalind House. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.
When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she 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.

The Giveaway is for one print copy
of The Things We Keep US ONLY
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Monday, January 18, 2016

**Giveaway** Review - Audible Edition of The Wilds by Donna Augustine

Today I'm so excited to bring you my review of Donna Augustine's first book in her new Urban Fantasy series, The Wilds audible edition.

Author: Donna Augustine
Narrated by: Angel Clark
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 12/28/2015
Listening Length: 7 hours and 47 minutes
Buy it: Amazon/Audible


I met a Plaguer today, one of the very few who survived the last outbreak of Bloody Death. She said horrible things about me and my companions. We all called her crazy afterward and claimed this was the reason they needed to be locked up. They spread lies that could hurt our fragile world, nearly brought to extinction 150 years ago.
But here's the catch: she was right about me. I have a niggling fear that she was right about my friends, as well. What if the Plaguers are right about the people in charge? What if they are right about everything?
This book is for all the Plaguers, the truth sayers branded and marked as liars, often hunted and sometimes forgotten. This book is for the girl who was right.

The author has just offered some
free audible codes if you're interested
please say so in the comment section
and I'll pick some at random

Friday, January 15, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Anne Canadeo- A Murder in Mohair

Please welcome Anne Canadeo who is here chatting about her recent release A Murder in Mohair 8th in her Black Sheep Knitting series so enjoy our chat then enter to win a copy of the book courtesy of Anne's publisher Gallery Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

ISBN-13: 9781476767505
Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 12-01-2015
Length: 304pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


In Anne Canadeo's cozy eighth Black Sheep Knitting Mystery, a cold-hearted murder in Plum Harbor leads the knitters to investigate a new psychic who may be far more dangerous than she seems…
When Jimmy Hubbard, the manager of the local cinema, is murdered in a robbery gone wrong, the residents of Plum Harbor are mystified. Everyone liked Jimmy, and the struggling theater seems an unlikely target for burglars.
The Black Sheep Knitters are surprised and saddened by the crime, but are more suspicious of psychic-medium Isabel Waters, who has recently set up shop in town. Isabel has hoodwinked one of their friends into shelling out big money every week to keep the memory of a lost loved one alive. Determined to reveal Isabel as a fraud, the knitters are pulled in the web of Isabel’s world and find themselves in a tangle of secrets and lies. They must solve two murders before the truth about all of Isabel’s clients—past and present—are revealed.
As in her previous books A Dark and Stormy KnitThe Silence of the Llamas, and Knit, Purl, Die—which Publishers Weekly praised for its “fast-paced plot that will keep even non-knitters turning the pages”—Canadeo brings her trademark style to this entertaining mystery that will psych you out and leave you wanting more.

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one Print Copy US ONLY
A Murder in Mohair
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Showcase - Review of The Snow White Bride by Claire Delacroix - Audible Edition

I'm nearing the end of Claire's Jewels of Kinfairlie and know I will miss these characters and tales when I'm done. Luckily I can revisit the Highlands of yore whenever my heart desires it. I hope you enjoy this review of The Snow White Bride.

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 12 hours and 6 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
  • Release Date: June 8, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Z8CN87C
  • Buy(All Editions): B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


The Laird of Kinfairlie has helped his sisters, each a gem in her own right, to find husbands. Now the laird himself seeks to wed, and pins his hopes on The Snow White Bride.
Lady Eleanor knows better than to dream of romance and love. Married twice to secure her father's alliances, she has learned that she is desirable only for her fortune. When the Laird of Kinfairlie's sisters ask her to wed their brother, Alexander, Eleanor agrees, expecting only to save herself from danger. But Alexander is like no man she's known before, a man more interested in courting her smile than her obedience, a man who values her counsel as much as her newly awakened passion...and a man unaware that Eleanor is the key to a fortune that could ensure the future of everything he holds dear. Now, ruthless enemies will stop at nothing to secure Eleanor's capture. Will she dare to trust her new husband before it's too late for her, for Alexander, and for Kinfairlie?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Showcase - Shiloh Walker - Headed for Trouble

Today I'm showcasing Shiloh Walker's recently released Headed for Trouble. I love bad boy heroes and I can't wait to read all about this one. What about you?

ISBN-13: 9781250067944
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 12/29/2015
Length: 400pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/Indiebound/Free Chapter Sample for Nook


Nine years ago, Neve McKay fled her small Southern town and disapproving family to seek a career in the big city. Now she's finally coming home-and hoping for a fresh start. But the relationship that shattered her world still haunts her. And even among her nearest and dearest, she doesn't feel safe. . .
Ian Campbell is a pure Scottish muscle-as hard and handsome as they come. But when Neve walks into his bar, his heart melts. . .and he vows to have this gorgeous and somewhat vulnerable woman in his life-for better or for worse. What is Neve's tragic secret? And how can Neve expect Ian to protect her, when doing so could put his own life at risk? The only thing Ian knows for sure is that he will do whatever it takes to keep her out of harm's way-and in his loving arms. Headed for Trouble by Shiloh Walker.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Showcase - The Lie And The Lady - Kate Noble - Giveaway

I'm so happy to be showcasing Kate Noble's 2nd in her Winner Takes All series, The Lie And The Lady Booklist's starred review calls it brilliant-Truth be told, The Lie and the Lady “is nothing less than brilliant” (Starred Booklist)
Kate's publisher Simon & Schuster is sponsoring a Giveaway for one copy of the first in the series - The Game and the Governess.  Details below!

Kate Noble
2nd in the Winner Takes All series
Pocket Books
December 29, 2015
ISBN: 9781476749396
Buy Buttons for THE LIE AND THE LADY:

John Turner thought only of winning a bet when he swapped identities with his friend the Earl of Ashby. He didn’t wager on winning the fiery Countess of Churzy’s heart with his lies, or on falling for her in return. Publicly humiliated when she learned of the betrayal, the impoverished countess fled, and John thought Leticia was lost to him forever…until fate brings her practically to his doorstep. Can he regain her trust—and her heart—this time as himself?

Determined to make a new life for herself, Letty knows she must avoid Turner—and his maddening kisses—in order to survive. But some things are too intoxicating to be denied. If she turns her back on her dashing rogue—again—will she lose her chance at love forever?

Monday, January 11, 2016

Showcase - Cowboy Take Me Away - Soraya Lane

Today I'm showcasing Book two in the Texas Kings series, Cowboy Take Me Away. I love western romance and this is for all of you who do too!

ISBN-13: 9781250060099
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 12/29/2015
Length: 320 pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/Indiebound


The King brothers are three of the wealthiest, most hard-riding heartbreakers in the great state of Texas. And it takes a rare breed of woman to lasso one of their hearts...
As a veterinarian and single mother, Hope Walker knows how to handle most emergencies, inside and out. But when she shows up at the sprawling cattle ranch belonging to Chase King.Hope finds herself in a state of panic: How could Chase be even hotter after all these years? And why does Hope feel more attracted to him than ever?
Chase can't believe that Hope-the gorgeous, brilliant woman who disappeared after one blazing night of passion-has walked back into his life. After all this time he still thinks of her as the one who got away. ..and he's not about to lose her now. But is Hope ready to get back in the saddle and ride into the sunset with the cowboy of her dreams? Or will a long-buried secret rise to the surface-and tear the two reunited lovers apart?

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hello My Name is - Blog Hop Hosted by Herd Hops

Welcome to my stop on the Hello My Name is Hop hosted by Herd Hops

We’re ringing in the New Year with lots of giveaways! And by sharing some fun and wacky facts about ourselves. There’s a new giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Showcase-Review Anything for You by Kristan Higgins Blog Tour-Little Bird Publicity

Welcome to my stop on The Kristan Higgins Anything for You blog tour. Anything for you is the finale in her Blue Heron series and she's taking it out with a "BANG"! In September I had the immense pleasure of not only meeting Kristan in person but having dinner with her. So yes one of my bucket list musts have been checked off!
Enjoy my showcase and review then run don't walk to the nearest retailer for a copy of your own!

ISBN-13: 9780373789085
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 12/29/2015
Length: 416pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


Before you get down on bended knee…
…you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O'Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she's got her dream job at Blue Heron Vineyard—it's the perfect time to get married.
When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who's now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she's positive married life isn't for her.
But this time, Connor says it's all or nothing. If she doesn't want to marry him, he'll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he's never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn't quite as sure as she thinks…

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Showcase - Review The Rose Red Bride by Claire Delacroix

Its no secret that Claire/Deb is one of my very favorite authors ever and my very favorite in her genre(s). She has a way of telling her tales that draw me right into the story. And my very favorite of her medieval families has to be the Lammegeiers. The Rose Red Bride is book two in her Jewels of Kinfairlie series and it was amazing to read and even more to listen to. Enjoy my review and short showcase.

ISBN-13: 9780987839916
Publisher: Deborah A Cooke
Release Date: 06/01/2005 - 01/22/2012
Length: 310pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love...The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste.
Like a heroine in an ancient tale, Vivienne waited in the highest chamber of Kinfairlie's tower for her fated lover. In the darkness he came for her, cloaked and hooded so that she would not see his face. He loved her sweetly, thoroughly...and Vivienne knew she had met her destiny. But in the morning light, her dream is shattered.
Erik Sinclair of Blackleith is no romantic hero but a disinherited warrior who arranged her abduction to regain his own legacy. Outraged by Erik's insistence that he needs her solely to beget a son, yet ensnared by the passion he awakens, Vivienne realizes that there is more merit in her taciturn spouse than he would admit. Erik is skeptical of her growing faith in his honor and her desire to recapture his stolen birthright... Little does he suspect that his rare gem of a bride intends to capture his barricaded heart as well.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Interview with Jessica Sims - Between a Vamp and a Hard Place

Today I'm welcoming new to me author Jessica Sims whose new release Between a Vamp and a Hard Place, is not your ordinary Vampire love story. Interested now read on to find out more! I can't wait to take a bite out of my copy.

ISBN-13: 9781476753997
Publisher: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 12/29/2015
Length: 384pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


In the wickedly funny spirit of bestselling authors Kerrelyn Sparks and Molly Harper, this sexy paranormal romance features an estate broker and a 600-year-old vampire out for revenge.

Friday, January 1, 2016


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Here's to a new year -  a blank slate.
I hope you fill it well.
Happy New Year!