Tuesday, August 30, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Carla Neggers - Review - Liar's Key

Carla Neggers is one of my very favorite authors and I'm so fortunate to be able to review her for RT Book Reviews. She has two very different, very good series going Liar's Key is Book 6 in her Donovan and Sharpe FBI series and it's just released today! Also Carla's publisher Mira is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9780778319115
Publisher: Mira/Harlequin
Release Date: 08/30/2016
Length: 320pp
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An FBI legend, a mysterious antiquities specialist and a brazen art thief draw top FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan into a complex web of blackmail, greed and murder in the eagerly awaited new novel in the highly acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series.
Emma Sharpe is suspicious when retired Special Agent Gordon Wheelock, a legend in FBI art crimes, drops by her Boston office for a visit. Gordy says he's heard rumors about stolen ancient mosaics. Emma, an art crimes specialist herself, won't discuss the rumors. Especially since they involve Oliver York, an unrepentant English art thief. Gordy and Emma's grandfather, a renowned private art detective, chased Oliver for a decade. Gordy knows Wendell Sharpe didn't give him everything he had on the thief. Even now, Oliver will never be prosecuted.
When a shocking death occurs, Emma is drawn into the investigation. The evidence points to a deadly conspiracy between Wendell and Oliver, and Emma's fiancé, deep cover agent Colin Donovan, knows he can't stay out of this one. He also knows there will be questions about Emma's role and where her loyalties lie.
From Boston to Maine to Ireland, Emma and Colin track a dangerous killer as the lives of their family and friends are at stake. With the help of their friend, Irish priest Finian Bracken, and Emma's brother, Lucas, the Sharpes and Donovans must band together to stop a killer.
No one creates exciting, action-packed romantic suspense and international intrigue like New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Audible Review - The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

I'm a HUGE BDB fan and love her Fallen Angels tales but it took me a while to want to read Ward's latest. Don't know why, but what matters is I'm now hooked big time on all the drama, all the pageantry and all the debacles that befall the Baldwine/Bradford family.
I hope you enjoy my review and if you haven't taken the plunge go ahead and jump right in the plot is sizzling.


Written by: J. R. Ward
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
Series: Bourbon Kings, Book 1
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:07-28-15
Publisher: Penguin Audio

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal. . . .

Upstairs on the sprawling estate of Easterly, the kings of the bourbon capital of the world—the Bradford family—appear to play by the rules of good fortune and taste. Downstairs, the staff works tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing she intended—and their breakup proved her instincts right. Now, after two years, Tulane is coming home. And no one will be left unmarked. . . .

Friday, August 26, 2016

Showcase - Ravenous by M. S. Force

That's right NYT bestseller Marie Force has just released the 5th novel in her sexy, sizzling Quantum series written as M.S. Force. 
If you need one last sizzle for your summer, look no further!

ISBN-13: 9781942295525
Release Date: 
Length: 292pp
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She wants a baby. He wants her. Simple enough, right?
Ellie Godfrey has kissed her share of frogs. So many, in fact, that she fears she won’t recognize her prince if and when he finally comes along. Tired of waiting for THE ONE, Ellie decides to have a baby on her own before it’s too late.
When Jasper Autry hears about Ellie’s plan, what else can he do but step in and offer to “contribute” to her project. Does that make him an opportunist? Whatever. He wants the perpetually out-of-reach Ellie Godfrey, and when he sees his chance, he takes it. That she’s the sister of his business partner and close friend Flynn gives him pause, but it doesn’t stop him from having what he wants.
As Jasper and Ellie embark upon their secret “project,” he makes it clear that for as long as they’re together, he’s in charge—in the bedroom anyway. After the hottest sex of her life, Ellie realizes she’s made a deal with the devil himself.
Warning: If you hate foul-mouthed heroes who like it a little rough and dirty, this might not be the book for you…Contains hot and sexy BDSM scenes among other things that might not appeal to the faint of heart. Enter at your own risk and enjoy!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

September Harlequin Presents Novels Showcase

Now that schools are back in session its time to once again immerse yourself is obscene luxury and secret rendezvous with a King, Prince, Sheikh or your regular everyday Bazillionaire and Harlequin Presents is right where it all happens.
Enjoy my showcase of this month's offerings and maybe something will float your over the top boat!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

September Harlequin Special Edition Showcase/Review(s)

As promised here is my monthly showcase of Harlequin's Special Edition series novels, this month I'm reviewing Caro Carson's Her Texas Rescue Doctor and Marie Ferrarella's A Maverick and a Half.
Enjoy after all Harlequin makes the world go round!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Showcase - Furious Rush - S C Stephens Blog Tour - Sullivan and Partners

Today I'm showcasing Furious Rush by S. C. Stephens just released today, she's a new to me author but I know you like me will want this book when you hear all about it! The Blog Tour is sponsored by Sullivan and Partners Publicity.

ISBN-13: 9781455588893
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 08-23-2016
Length: 384pp

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The first in an emotion-fueled, New Adult series from the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels.Too fast, too furious-and way too hot to handle . . .Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense--and strictly forbidden--attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Beauty and the Bodyguard by Lisa Childs - Showcase - Q&A blog tour sponsored by BookTrib

Welcome to my stop on the Beauty and the Bodyguard by Lisa Childs blog tour, I've got a Q&A that tells all you want to know about the Bodyguard series and some inside info about Lisa too!

ISBN-13: 9780373281459
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 08-09-2016
Length: 288pp
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Can this bachelor bodyguard save his true love from mortal danger…on her wedding day?
Bride-to-be Megan Lynch has just learned her ex, presumed dead marine Gage Huxton, is alive after surviving enemy captivity. But before she can break up with her fiancĂ©, gunmen storm her wedding and take hostages! Megan will do anything to stay alive—for herself and a second chance with Gage. But there's more terror to endure before she can say yes to the dress—and her dream groom!
What do the gunmen want? Gage works double time to unravel the mystery and save the beauty who still holds his heart. As the wedding crashers open fire, Gage puts his life on the line to protect Megan and convince her of his love.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Interview with Catherine Gayle review - Dropping Gloves

Those of you who follow my blog know that after receiving Catherine's first Portland Storm Hockey book, Breakaway as a gift I fell in love with this series. I LOVE how she puts a romance and a gut eating circumstance in each and every novel, I love the team-playing, I love the characters and now I finally got to ask Catherine some questions that I was wondering about. I hope you enjoy our conversation and my audible review of her 7th full length novel or 10th in the series including novellas, Dropping Gloves.


Written by: Catherine Gayle
Narrated by: Angel Clark
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Series: Portland Storm, Book 7
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:05-02-16
Publisher: Catherine Gayle


Katie Weber left her heart behind in Portland when she decided to follow her dreams in Hollywood. Now she's back to sing the national anthem for the Portland Storm for their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night. One look at the team's bench while she's singing is all it takes to know that Jamie Babcock is still hurting just as much as she is. She's done the Hollywood thing, though, and she's over it. She knows what she wants, and she wants Jamie, but she might have already done too much damage.
Jamie Babcock has done everything possible to let go of Katie, but she keeps coming back, and she keeps crushing him all over again every time she leaves. His heart has been trampled on more than enough already. At some point, he has to draw the line. Doesn't he? Only, when it's Katie, he's not sure that's even possible. She's back right now, but he can't be sure for how long.
Katie is willing to do everything she has to in order to convince Jamie she's back for good - even dropping her gloves - because in the game of love, all bets are off.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

**Giveaway** Showcase - Excerpt - Random Acts of Marriage by Boone Brux - Author's Pal blog tours


About the Book:

A wedding. A playboy. And a week he’ll make sure she never forgets.
Kinni Corbet is the perfect bridesmaid. She’s efficient and has a to-do list for every occasion. When the bride-to-be adds “relax and have some fun” to Kinni’s schedule, Price Lyons seems to tick all the right boxes. He’s guaranteed fun, and it’s only for one week—what can it hurt?
Playboy hotel owner Price Lyons has wanted to break down Kinni’s walls for years. Her plan to relax for a whole week is the perfect opportunity to get to the one person he’s never been able to charm. And this time, she seems…receptive to his advances. Unexpected, but he’ll take it.
There’s just one problem. Kinni’s allergic to spontaneity, and the only thing predictable about Price is his unpredictably. There’s no way they’ll last beyond the week, and Kinni’s going to make sure of it…
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

**Giveaway** Showcase Perfect Ten - Nikki Worell - Jack's House Publishing

Marie Force's Jack's House Publishing has just released Perfect Ten by Nikki Worell.
Enjoy my showcase and when you're done click on the Rafflecopter link for a fabulous giveaway package.
Details below

Publisher: Jack's House Publishing LLC
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Pages: 300

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Man candy isn’t on her menu. But maybe one taste won’t hurt…

Joe Starling has been stinking rich, and he’s been poor. But from the moment he figured out what makes women scream, he’s been raking in the cash. Not as a prostitute. Not technically…

Sex isn’t officially part of the Perfect Ten escort service’s package. Yet Joe is almost embarrassed to admit his “package” has gotten quite a workout in the past seven years. Truth be told, the ladies want him, and he can’t say no.

Faith Graham’s first reaction to Joe Starling? No. Make that hell no. She needs an average Joe on her arm for her model-thin sister’s wedding. Who will believe a dazzling hunk like him would date the Graham sister who has a few too many curves?

For the first time, Joe experiences what it’s like for a woman to look at him with loathing rather than lust. And he doesn’t like the feeling. Because there is nothing in this world he wants more than to turn her emphatic no into a heartfelt yes. In fact, a lifetime lifetime of yes would work just fine for him…

Monday, August 15, 2016

Showcase - Q&A - Delores Fossen - Six Gun Showdown - HQN August Tour sponsored by BOOKTRIB

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over I hope you all had a great one! Welcome to the August Harlequin blog tour sponsored by BOOKTRIB, featuring Delores Fossen's Six Gun Showdown.

ISBN-13: 9780373699209
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Appaloosa Pass Ranch #5
Release Date: 07/19/2016
Length: 272pp
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"I'm not dead."
The voice mail rocks deputy sheriff Jax Crockett to his core. A year ago, Paige was murdered by the Moonlight Strangler. Yet his ex-wife just showed up at his ranch—out of options and out of time. There are only two reasons Paige would come back to Texas with a killer hot on her heels: Jax and their toddler son. Faking her death was the only way to keep them alive. But now it's Jax who's risking everything to protect his family. The cowboy lawman is also reawakening a powder keg of desire. A desire that's primed and ready to explode. Giving in will up the ante, igniting the embers of a love they may not live to claim.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Interview with Bryn Greenwood - All The Ugly and Wonderful Things

Today I'm excited to bring you an interview with Bryn Greenwood who although has been self published is releasing her first novel with a traditional publisher. I'm sure once you read our conversation and the overview of the book you'll want to get a copy of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things for yourself.

ISBN-13: 9781250074133
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08/09/2016
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A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.
As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.
By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Thingschallenges all we know and believe about love.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Audible review of Comeback Book #6 in the Portland Storm Hockey Series by Catherine Gayle

My readers will recognize this author and series because I've been binge reading them all summer. Well I've made it to book #6 in the Series, Comeback, it's the love story and struggle of the Storm's goaltender Nikki Ericsson and head of the non-profit Lamp The Light foundation Jessica Lynch. I hope you'll enjoy this review and showcase.

Comeback: Portland Storm,
Book 6


USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the Portland Storm hockey romance series.
Recovering addict Nicklas Ericsson, star goaltender for the Portland Storm, is ready for a comeback-both on the ice and in his personal life. But when his sister begs for his help with an earth-shattering request he can't refuse, Nicky worries the stress will send him over the edge into a relapse.
As the vice-president of a non-profit organization, Jessica Lynch has worked with her fair share of addicts. She's always managed to keep her distance and prevent them from pulling at her heartstrings-but Nicky Ericsson proves to be the one exception. Something about the goalie draws her to him.
With an instant and mutual attraction, Nicky and Jessica explore the boundaries of their relationship. While Nicky struggles with his recovery, Jessica fears he won't be able to handle all that's been thrown his way. Will his addiction get the best of him, or can Nicky pull off the Comeback of a lifetime?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Extra Extra!! Mira announces a new Literary Fiction Imprint Park Row Books!

You all know I LOVE all things Harlequin and I try to read as
many Mira imprints as possible, plus some of my all time favorite
authors write for the Mira label but this is...

HUGE NEWS a new imprint from Mira
a Harlequin brand
Premiering Summer of 2017
Read All About It!


INTRODUCING PARK ROW BOOKSA New Literary Fiction Imprint from MIRA Books

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview-Review Kelly Harms - The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay

I interviewed Kelly last year when her debut, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane.  
Today she's here to talk about her sophomore novel  just released today,  The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay. I hope you enjoy our conversation, my review and stick around to enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself!!

ISBN-13: 9781250070616
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Release Date: 08/09/2016
Length: 288pp
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“Delightful, and sure to captivate readers and gain new fans for author Kelly Wimmer Harms. Sparkling dialogue and a winning heroine, who finds her big-girl panties amid the disaster zone her life has become and head in a new direction, finding love along the way, it had me turning the pages into the night.”—Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author of Garden of Lies

Lily Stewart has reached a crossroads in her life. Her painting career hasn't taken off, her best friend has changed beyond recognition, her relationship is a constant disappointment, and now she can't keep up with the rising cost of living in the city. With no one to turn to, Lily is forced to move from her beloved apartment, but while packing she comes across a piece of mail that had slipped to the back of her junk drawer: a letter detailing further action needed to finalize the annulment of a quickie Vegas wedding. From ten years ago!
Lily decides it's time to gather up the pieces of her life, and the first item on her list of things to fix is that annulment... but you can't just send a text ten years later reading, "Hey BTW we are still married." This is something that must be addressed in person, so Lily decides to track down her husband - the charming, enigmatic man she connected with all those years ago.
Ben Hutchinson left a high-profile dot-com lifestyle behind to return home to his family and the small lake town he loves, Minnow Bay. He's been living off the grid with the express purpose of making it hard to be found—so the last thing he expects is a wife he didn't know he had making her presence known.
By chance, Lily finds her way to the magical Minnow Bay Inn. There she will discover not just a place to lay her head, but new friends, new inspiration, and maybe even a new chance to fall in love.
Kelly Harms lights up the page in this story of the surprising beauty of past mistakes and the unexpected pleasures of correcting them.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

The Harlequin Writing Contest Ends Soon - Don't Miss Out!!

In July I posted about Harlequin's new writing contest "Oooooh Canada" submissions are being accepted from July 1st through September 12th so if you've ever wanted to see if you had the right stuff to be an author you've got one month left.
The Details follow

Official name of writing contest: Ooooh…Canada!

Hashtag: #CanadianRomanticHero

Official launch of announcement: Friday, July 1st 

Submission datesFriday, July 1st – Monday, September 12th 

Call to actionWRITERS! Are you interested in working with the world’s leading publisher of books for women? Do you love romance and are an advocate of the happily ever after? Are your characters strong & rugged, refined & sophisticated, dark & mysterious, charming & sexy, or brash & bold? Harlequin is on a nationwide mission for the great Canadian romantic hero! You do not have to be a Canadian to submit, but the story and characters should be adapted to tell a great Canadian romance.

Writing tips: Follow the #CanadianRomanticHero hashtag on Twitter for exclusive content, helpful hints and more!

List of imprints accepting submissions:
-        Harlequin Desire
-        Harlequin Heartwarming
-        Harlequin Historical
-        Harlequin Intrigue
-        Harlequin Kimani Romance
-        Harlequin Medical Romance
-        Harlequin Nocturne
-        Harlequin Presents
-        Harlequin Romance
-        Harlequin Romantic Suspense
-        Harlequin Special Edition
-        Harlequin Superromance
-        Harlequin Western Romance
-        Love Inspired
-        Love Inspired Historical
-        Love Inspired Suspense

What Harlequin needs to receive:
-        Word count, manuscript title and any details about your publishing history (debut’s are welcome!)
-        A cover letter that introduces your book and includes any previous publishing credits, writing contest wins, or affiliations.
-        A 4 – 6 page synopsis.  What happens in your book: tell us the key moments, the crucial twists and turns, and how it ends!  Show us what drives your story forward, including the internal and external conflicts your hero and heroine face to get to their happily ever after.
-        The first chapter of your manuscript (up to 25 pages).

What you get after submitting:
-        Skip the slush pile and hear back from Harlequin by December 1, 2016.
-        Editorial feedback for every appropriate story received.
-        The possibility of having your novel published in Harlequin, the world’s leading publisher of books for women.

Where to submit: Visit http://Harlequin.submittable.com.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview/Review - Casey Griffin - Must Love Wieners

I LOVE finding new authors and when I saw this title and the fact its book one in a new rescue dog series, plus being a relatively new rescue dog mommy myself I had to interview Casey Griffin and read the novel too.
I hope you enjoy our conversation and my review of Must Love Wieners then stick around and enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself!

ISBN-13: 9781250084675
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-02-2016
Length: 368pp
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First in a wickedly funny new series brimming with mystery and romance!
Piper Summers works like a dog juggling three jobs to put herself through veterinary school—driving taxis, delivering pizzas, and singing telegrams. Thankfully, Piper has her devoted dachshund Colin to help her keep things in line. That is, until she gets fired...and someone throws her a bone that is too good to resist.
Aiden Caldwell is an Armani ad come to life—a billionaire CEO who’s just adopted a dachshund from the rescue center where Piper volunteers. He’s hot on Piper’s tail to be his personal dog walker...but he may be after more than a walker for his wiener. The gorgeous, spirited Piper is everything he’s ever wanted from a woman—and more. But can Piper ever love, and trust, a man who has never learned to open his heart—or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
Must Love Wieners is the first book in Casey Griffin's Rescue Dog Romance series!

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Must Love Wieners by Casey Griffin
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Interview -Showcase- Wendy Corsi Staub - Blue Moon - Partners In Crime Blog Tours

Blue Moon

by Wendy Corsi Staub

on Tour July 25th - August 26, 2016


Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi StaubNew York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy’s Landing—a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business. Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork. Beneath the covers, her white nightgown was spattered with blood. At daybreak, a horrified family would discover her corpse tucked into their guest room. The cunning killer would strike again . . . and again . . . before vanishing into the mists of time. A century ago, the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesque Mundy’s Landing. The victims, like the killer, were never identified. Now, on the hundredth anniversary, the Historical Society’s annual “Mundypalooza” offers a hefty reward for solving the notorious case. Annabelle Bingham, living in one of the three Murder Houses, can’t escape the feeling that her family is being watched—and not just by news crews and amateur sleuths. She’s right. Having unearthed the startling truth behind the horrific crimes, a copycat killer is about to reenact them—beneath the mansard roof of Annabelle’s dream home...

Book Details:

Genre: Thrillers, Suspense Published by: William Morrow, Mass Market Publication Date: July 26th 2016 Number of Pages: 448 ISBN: 0062349759 (ISBN13: 9780062349750) Series: Mundy's Landing #2 Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads