Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Interview with Sarah Morgan - Sleepless in Manhattan - Review

Today I bring back to the blog one of my very favorite authors, USA Today Bestseller, Sarah Morgan. I loved her Puffin Island series, and her first full length contemporary romance series staring the O'Neil brothers and now she's back better than ever with the first in her newest series where she takes a bite out of the big apple, just released today, Sleepless in Manhattan.
I hope you enjoy our chat and my review!

ISBN-13: 9780373789153
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 05/31/2016
Length: 464pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan introduces From Manhattan with Love, a sparkling new trilogy about three best friends embracing life—and love—in New York
Cool, calm and competent, events planner Paige Walker loves a challenge. After a childhood spent in and out of hospitals, she's now determined to prove herself—and where better to take the world by storm than Manhattan? But when Paige loses the job she loves, she must face her biggest challenge of all—going it alone.
Except launching her own events company is nothing compared to hiding her outrageous crush on Jake Romano—her brother's best friend, New York's most in-demand date and the only man to break her heart. When Jake offers Paige's fledgling company a big chance, their still-sizzling chemistry starts giving her sleepless nights. But can she convince the man who trusts no one to take a chance on forever?

Monday, May 30, 2016

The End of an Era, RT Book Reviews Magazine Goes Digital

The End of an Era

On Friday I received not only mine, but the very last print edition of RT Reviews Magazine. I’ve had the privilege to review for them since 2011.
I have always reviewed single titles and will continue to for the digital edition but after a few months I took on reviewing the Harlequin Presents series and the next year I took the Special Edition series too and I kept them both until it just got too much and I had to give up the Presents novels last year. Not only will the magazine now be only available in digital format but they’ve also decided to eliminate all the Harlequin series reviews.

Many of the authors I reviewed in the magazine became much more than a name on the title page, some are on-line and a few have become personal friends. I hated that I was under strict orders not to say anything but its now out in the open and everyone knows the score and I’m happy to say that even though RT has decided to delete them from the digital magazine The Reading Frenzy will each month feature at least the entire Special Edition series and hopefully I’ll be able to feature two series each month.

On July 19th, which is when the August SE series releases The Reading Frenzy will showcase the entire series and review Her Maverick M.D. by Teresa Southwick.

The Harlequin series line remains crazy successful because they appeal to such a wide audience range. They’re easy to read are written for every type of romance fan and perfect for commuters, weekend readers and especially those for whom an HEA is a MUST.

So enjoy the new monthly feature and be sure to stop by and support all the Harlequin series and the authors who write with such passion and heart. And like I always say Harlequin Makes the World go Round so Here Here to HQN!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Interview with Tamar Cohen - The Fallout

Today I'm happy to be bringing back Tamar Cohen, she was here last year to talk about The War of the Wives and today she's back sharing some things about her new 5-31-16 release, The Fallout. Once you read the premise and enjoy our chat I know that like me this book will be on your buy list!

ISBN-13: 9780778317562
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 05/31/2016
Length: 352pp
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When close friends split, take care whose side you're on…
Dan and Sasha are Josh and Hannah's closest friends, and lately they all seem to spend more time with each other than they do apart. But cozy weekends together quickly dissolve into a bitter game of tug-of-war when Dan utters three treacherous little words: I'm leaving her.
Dan fully expects Josh to defend his choices—and that includes welcoming the sexy young model he's suddenly dating. Meanwhile, Dan's soon-to-be-ex-wife Sasha is devastated—dangerously so—by his betrayal, and she leans heavily on Hannah for support. Though Josh and Hannah try desperately to avoid the fallout of their friends' battle, they're quickly engulfed by the poisonous fog of attack lawyers, ugly accusations and untimely revelations. Soon they're suffocating in Dan and Sasha's secrets…and their own.
Darkly witty and utterly chilling, The Fallout exposes the volatile nature of divorce—and the new lovers, obsessions and broken relationships that are left in its wake.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

** GIVEAWAY** Second Hand Sinners by Genevieve Lynne Blog Tour - Sponsored by Author's Pal tours

Today is my stop on the Second Hand Sinners by Genevieve Lynne Blog tour-Enjoy the stop and enter the contest at the end!

About the Book:

In Bokchito, Oklahoma, you know everyone and trust no one… Emily Matthews swore she’d never expose her son Jack to her dysfunctional family that sent her running from Bokchito at only seventeen. The sins of her past still haunt her, but when her brother lands in jail, she has no choice but to go back and face her old demons. Miller Anderson has never forgotten about the girl who ran out of his life thirteen years ago… And with the secret he’s keeping from Emily, he knows he most likely never will. But when his daughter Abby plays matchmaker to set him up with his lost love, he can’t resist the resurgence of emotion that has them reliving their high school glory days. Evil has a way of waiting for what it wants… Just when Emily and Miller discover their old flame hasn’t died, they learn another fire has been smoldering in Bokchito. Her family’s long line of sins, kindled with a generation-old grudge, ignites when Emily discovers the truth about Miller’s daughter and is forced to choose between protecting Miller’s secret and the one thing she can’t afford to lose…her son Jack. Caught up in a game of lies and dirt road scandal, Emily must risk everything to save her son and preserve Miller’s good name, or let her family’s darkest secret ruin them both.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Rachel Goodman Sour Grapes

I love hosting new to me authors on my blog and Rachel is someone who I haven't read (yet) but I know now that I must read her Blue Plate series which Sour Grapes is book 2. Enjoy our chat then stick around because Rachel's publisher is sponsoring a #Giveaway of one e-copy and sorry but this has to be US Only too.
Contest details below

ISBN-13: 9781476792903
Publisher: Pocket Star Books/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 05/23/2016
Length: 352pp
Buy It: Nook/Kindle/Kobo


Uncork this delectable Texas Hill Country romance from the critically acclaimed author of From Scratch, the “smart, sexy, and funny” debut that “piles on the Southern charm” (Publishers Weekly)

Margaret Stokes is bitter. And not in the robust fine wine or tangy dark chocolate kind of way. She just got dumped, is fed up with her job as a glorified party-planner for the rich, and can’t possibly listen to one more veiled insult from her impossible-to-please mother. So she retreats to the comfort of her grandmother’s ramshackle bed and breakfast, where the wide open vineyards are filled with surprises, from the shockingly delicious wine to the aggravating yet oh-so-tempting man who makes it.

Ryan Camden’s easy approach to life encourages Margaret to loosen up and have a little fun, despite her better judgment. She resists the urge to micromanage every detail, embracing the welcome distractions of her surroundings and letting their relationship unfold at a natural rhythm. But when a health scare forces Grammy J to give up the B&B, Margaret begins to wonder if Ryan really is the man he promises—and whether the problems she tried so hard to escape ever really went away.

 Giveaway is for one e-copy of
Sour Grapes by Rachel Goodman
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Review/Showcase Deep Dark by Laura Griffin

Guess what today is my 62nd Birthday and I want to celebrate by sharing my review of Laura Griffin's 10th in her Tracers series, Deep Dark, and I'm offering for a #Giveaway one print copy US ONLY of Deep Dark!
Enjoy the showcase, review and stick around for the contest!
Details below

ISBN-13:  9781476779263
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: 05/24/2016
Length: 368pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


“If you like CSI and well-crafted suspense, don’t miss these books” (RT Book Reviews)! The tenth novel in the New York Times bestselling Tracers series is a gripping romantic thriller from the author who “never fails to put me on the edge of my seat” (USA TODAY).
The moment detective Reed Novak steps onto the crime scene, he knows the case is going to rock his world. A beautiful young woman murdered at home. No sign of forced entry. No motive. She’s obviously not the killer’s first victim, and Reed’s instincts tell him she won’t be his last. Reed’s first clue comes via a mysterious text that links to a dating profile, but even more intriguing than the clue is the person who sent it.
As a white-hat hacker in the Delphi Center’s cyber investigation unit, Laney Knox sneaks into some of the deepest, darkest corners of the Internet looking for predators. Laney would prefer to stay away from Austin PD’s most recent murder case, but she can’t ignore the chilling similarities between that crime and her own brutal attack years ago. Laney offers to help the sexy lead detective, but he wants more from her than just a promising tip—Reed wants her trust. Laney resists, but as their relationship deepens she’s tempted to reveal the closely guarded secrets that could make her a key witness…or the killer’s next victim.

Giveaway is for one print copy of
Deep Dark - US ONLY
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Monday, May 23, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Desire After Dark: A Gansett Island Novel by Marie Force

I'm so excited to be bringing you a showcase of fave Marie Force who's latest in her Gansett Island novels, Desire After Dark releases today!
Enjoy some highlights of Desire After Dark then enter for a print copy of your own sponsored by Marie's Publicist Sullivan & Partners.

Synopsis: Tobias “Slim” Jackson has the perfect life as a pilot on Gansett Island in the summer and in Florida in the winter. He’s happiest when he’s in the air, or at least that was the case before last summer when he met Erin Barton, Gansett Island’s newest lighthouse keeper. Now he can’t seem to find his usual enthusiasm for flying, winter in the sunny South or anything that doesn’t include her. 

Erin has been stuck on pause since she lost her twin brother. She’ll tell you herself that her life has been a hot mess since Toby died. After dropping out of law school, she’s flitted from one pointless job to another, existing rather than truly living. Then she comes to Gansett Island to take over as the new lighthouse keeper and meets Slim, who happens to share her beloved brother’s first name. That small coincidence is enough to convince Erin that she needs to spend more time with the dashing pilot—except for the fact that he’s spending the winter more than a thousand miles from her.

Now Slim’s come home to Gansett for the holidays and to hopefully pick up where he left off with Erin. He’s got twelve days before he’s due back in Florida to finish out the remainder of his winter obligations. A lot can happen in twelve days, but will it be enough to convince Erin that it’s time to start truly living again? Read Slim and Erin’s story and catch

Giveaway is one print copy
Desire After Dark
US & Canada Only
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Showcase - Review The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

I love showcasing debut authors on the blog and when I saw the blurb, title and book cover I knew I had to read this one too.

ISBN-13: 9780778319337
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 05/03/2016
Length: 336pp
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In this poignant and curiously charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.
But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.
Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life's infinite possibilities.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen Showcase A Partner's In Sin blog tour

Today is my stop on the Wages of Sin blog tour
Sponsored by Partners In Crime Blog Tours


The Wages of Sin

by Nancy Allen

on Tour April 26 – May 11, 2016

The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen“The Elsie Arnold series deserves to run and run.”— Alex Marwood, author ofThe Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door
In rural McCown County, Missouri, a young pregnant woman is found beaten to death in a trailer park. The only witness to the murder is Ivy, her six-year-old daughter, who points to her mom’s boyfriend—father of the unborn child. County prosecutor Madeleine Thompson promises the community justice, and in the Ozarks, that can only mean one thing: a death sentence.
When Madeleine’s first choice for co-counsel declines to try a death penalty case, she is forced to turn to assistant prosecutor Elsie Arnold. Elsie is reluctant to join forces with her frosty boss, but the road to conviction seems smooth—until unexpected facts about the victim arise, and the testimony of the lone eyewitness Ivy becomes increasingly crucial. Against Elsie’s advice, Madeleine brings in the state attorney general’s office to assist them, while cutthroat trial attorney Claire O’Hara joins the defense.
Elsie will not let the power of prosecution—of seeking justice—be wrested from her without a fight. She wants to win the case, and to avenge the death of the mother and her unborn child. But as the trial nears, Elsie begins to harbor doubts about the death penalty itself. Meanwhile, the child Ivy is in greater danger than anyone knows.
“Unflinching and gritty.” — Library Journal

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven

I'm so happy to be bringing you a showcase of Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven the third in her Starcrossed series. USA Today says 
“Hilarious, heartwarming and unique, the Starcrossed series is highly recommended.” USA TODAY
After you read all about it enter to win a copy of Wicked Heart sponsored by Leisa's Publisher St. Martin's Press.
Enjoy and good luck!

ISBN-13: 9781250065988
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 05/17/2016
Length: 320 pp
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The one guy she can’t have is the one she can’t forget.
Liam Quinn is one of the biggest movie stars in the world…and the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.
After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancĂ© are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred. Now one moment of weakness is about to create a scandal that will echo around the world.
Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic knows, love doesn’t always follow the script.

Giveaway is for one print copy of

Wicked Heart US & Candada only
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Showcase - Review of Immersed in Fire: For The One That I Love by A.M. Sterling

Last September I introduced to my readers the writing team of Ashley and Mitch Sterling 
aka A.M. Sterling with their debut novel, Immersed in Fire: Trial by Seduction
Today I'm bringing you part two in the trilogy, Immersed in Fire: For the Love of My Life.
Click HERE for our September '15 interview.

ISBN-13: 9781519741141
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Release Date: 03/31/2016
Length: 260pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/IndieBound


Veta thought that her nightmare was finally over. Her lover Cade had been acquitted of all six murders and although she'd had a brief moment of doubt...she was ready to forget the past and build a future with the man she loves. She has the ability to make excuses for everything he does. Is it blind love...or is he really innocent? She wishes that everyone would just forget the past and allow her and Cade their future...together.
Marshall Vance can't forget. Cade killed his sister and he's willing to dedicate his life to making sure he doesn't do it again...and get away with it. For half a year after the trial he watches Cade's every move. He hates that Veta is blinded by her feelings for Cade and he worries about her constantly. Things seem okay on the surface, but Marshall knows it's only a matter of time until the monster inside Cade comes back out to play. His fears seem to be proven right when another girl is killed in her bathtub. The murder is terrifyingly reminiscent of the H20 killer and Marshall has no doubt that killer is Cade.
Veta is conflicted...once again. Veta's brother Peter agrees with Marshall and the two men decide it's time to take the choice out of Veta's hands and act. Marshall whisks her away and Veta's life falls back into peaceful routine for a time...but a killer is watching. A killer who thinks Marshall Vance has taken what rightfully belongs to him, and he wants it back. This killer has no conscience, no remorse and will do anything to get what he wants. What he wants is the love of his life...and her name is Veta.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Showcase - Review The Dead by Donna Augustine Book three in The Wilds series

I only recently discovered the writing of Donna Augustine and love everything I've read. Her characters are deeply complex, her world building rocks and her storytelling is powerful.
The Wilds is the second series I've read and its all that and more. Enjoy my showcase/review of The Dead Book three in the series.

ISBN-13: 978-0692695784
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 04/21/2016
Length: 334pp
Buy It on Amazon

I'm young to have so many enemies. The Skinners, Dark Walkers, Wood Mist, they all want me for their own reasons. But those were enemies I could fight. Now the disease that changed me forever is back. It’s reaping death and havoc everywhere it strikes and I’m nearly helpless to stop it except for one chance. There’s a rumor of a cure. But Dax, my ally here in the Wilds, has vengeance on his mind. As I prepare to fight the Bloody Death by any means I can, I might have to leave behind the only man who has ever stood beside me.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Showcase - Review of The Crusader's Kiss by Claire Delacroix

I have been loving Claire Delacroix's The Champions of St. Euphemia series staring Templar knights and the women who succeed in claiming their hearts.
The Crusader's Kiss is the third in the series, enjoy the showcase!

ISBN-13: 2940158050640
Publisher: Deborah A Cooke
Release Date: 01/31/2016
Length: 320pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


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...

His dream of becoming a knight achieved, Bartholomew heads home to avenge his parents--only to find himself hunted and in need of the assistance of a most unlikely and unpredictable ally. Anna seeks justice with a disregard for the law that shocks Bartholomew, but the bold maiden's tactics are as effective as her kisses are seductive. Does she truly wish to aid him in regaining his legacy, or is she using him as a pawn in some scheme of her own?

Monday, May 9, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood re-release

Today I'm so excited to be brining you this showcase of the re-release of Julie Garwood's One Pink Rose, this is the book that introduced the Clayborne brothers of Blue Belle, Montana.
Enjoy the showcase and enter to win a copy of For The Roses details below!

ISBN-13: 9781501131448
Publisher: Pocket Star/ Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 05/09/2016
Length: 162pp
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#1 New York Times bestselling queen of romance Julie Garwood “knows how to reach out and touch readers’ hearts” with this “laugh-out-loud little read…all delight, pure fun, and yummy” (RT Book Reviews), the first of her beloved Clayborne brothers novellas to be available as a separate ebook—at an irresistible price!
First introduced in Julie Garwood’s magnificent New York Times bestseller For the Roses, the Clayborne brothers of Blue Belle, Montana, have been embraced by millions worldwide. Their story begins in One Pink Rose.
Travis Clayborne may be the youngest of the Clayborne brothers, but he’s most definitely his own man—unless it means saying no to his beloved Mama Rose. And that’s why Travis is escorting young Bostonian Emily Finnegan to Golden Crest, Montana to her new home as a mail-order bride. Emily has made it perfectly clear that she’s taken charge of her destiny and nothing is going to interfere, not even falling in love with a perfect stranger. But they don’t call it the wild west for nothing…

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For The Roses by Julie Garwood
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Mary Waters-Sayer - The Blue Bath

I'm so happy to present Mary Waters-Sayer to my readers who's talking about her debut, The Blue Bath. I know that once you read all about it you'll want to read it like I do.
Plus Mary's publisher St. Martin's Press is offering one copy US ONLY for a giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781250088215
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 05/03/2016
Length: 320pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


Kat Lind, an American expatriate living in London with her entrepreneur husband and their young son, attends an opening at a prestigious Mayfair art gallery and is astonished to find her own face on the walls. The portraits are evidence of a long-ago love affair with the artist, Daniel Blake. Unbeknownst to her, he has continued to paint her ever since. Kat is seduced by her reflection on canvas and when Daniel appears in London, she finds herself drawn back into the sins and solace of a past that suddenly no longer seems so far away.
When the portraits catch the attention of the public, threatening to reveal not only her identity, but all that lies beyond the edges of the canvases, Kat comes face to face with the true price of their beauty and with all that she now could lose.
Moving between the glamour of the London art world and the sensuous days of a love affair in a dusty Paris studio, life and art bleed together as Daniel and Kat's lives spin out of control, leading to a conclusion that is anything but inevitable.
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of The Blue Bath US ONLY
sponsored by St. Martin's Press
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Scandalous Billionaires Boxed Set Book Blitz - Xpresso Book Tours

I'm so excited to be a part of the Scandalous Billionaires Boxed Set Book Blitz
Enjoy this showcase then enter the tour wide contest at the end of the post!

Scandalous Billionaires
Eve Gaddy, Katherine Garbera, Kathleen O’Brien, Mimi Wells, Nancy Robards Thompson
Publication date: May 3rd 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Escape to Italy’s fabled Amalfi Coast with five USA Today Bestselling and award-winning authors for a limited time at a special price – only $0.99!
The exclusive Isola del Sole is a billionaires’ playground. Intrigue, adrenaline, and deception rule the day for the wealthy De Luca brothers and their closest friends—but only the right women can ignite their passions during the hot Amalfi nights…

Interview with Carley Phillips - Dare To Take #6 in the Dare to Love Series - Showcase

I'm so happy to bring you my interview with NYT & USA Today bestselling author Carly Phillips. She here today to talk about her newest, #6 in her Dare to Love series, Dare To Take.

ISBN-13: 2940152780031
Publisher: Carly Phillips
Release Date: 05/03/2016
Length: 294pp
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Amazon/iBooks/Nook/Google Play/Kobo


A one night stand.
A secret.
A mistake they tried to forget.
On leave from the army, Tyler Dare was just looking for a little fun, but his sister's best friend is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible.
There are just some guys you don't touch--even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her best friend's brother is up for grabs and willing, she can't resist. After all, she's wanted him for years…
Now, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It's his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he's never forgotten that he's coming after her . . . in more ways than one.