Friday, September 30, 2016

**Giveaway** Code Name Papa - Interview with John Murray - Excerpt

You all know I love bringing new to me authors to you but sometimes there's a book or premise that just catches your eye and you know you have to know more about it.  When I read that Code Name Papa was about an operative in a secret government agency I knew I needed to find out more. I hope when you're done reading this you like me will put the book high on your pile. Enjoy our conversation and the excerpt!
Plus John's publicist is sponsoring a giveaway of one Kindle copy!
Contest details below!

ISBN-13: 9781480819450
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Release Date: 09-30-2016
Length: 326pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo

Who'd have thought a bright, but fairly ordinary young man from middle class America who got just above average grades, dated the same girl throughout high school and went to church most Sundays, would grow up to eventually head a very secretive band of brave individuals--both men and women--who regularly put their lives on the line because they wanted to protect the rest of you. Yet that's what we did, often sacrificing our personal lives (four marriages for me, all in the book) and our health (countless broken bones, major surgeries, even death) to do it.
Meanwhile you're just going to have to call me "Papa" like everyone else around the globe has through most of those wildly unpredictable and dangerous years.

After a lifetime of working for a secret international group, John Murray finally reveals his journey with the help of his wife, Sharon, and co-writer Abby. His memoir, Code Name: Papa – My Extraordinary Life While Hiding in Plain Sight, details his time within an organization that, while not connected to the US government, operated with the full blessing of top people in our government.
“With this book, I hope to educate the public and open up the conversation about what our country and others have really done on dangerous secret missions to help the world,” says John Murray (Papa), who deftly tells his fascinating and memorable life story, laying out facts but leaving it to readers to determine how they feel about each mission.
The highlighted missions include the deaths of eight counter covert operators in a major Las Vegas hotel conference room during a mission that has “stayed in Vegas” until now; a European mission to save sex slaves from major drug dealers; a successful all-out effort to save a small European country from takeover, and much more.
These are real stories, gritty and true—not the fantasy world of James Bond, Scandal, and others.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

October Harlequin Special Edition reviews Building The Perfect Daddy & Ms. Bravo and the Boss

Unfortunately I didn't have time to read the two Harlequin Special Edition novels for October in time for my showcase last week.
So better late than never here they are!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kathleen Mix - Willing Target - Book Blitz Tour - Author's Pal Tours

About the Book:
Be careful what you wish for… The last thing covert operative Mitch Weaver wants is to be partnered with a gorgeous, reckless newbie. Still reeling from the death of his former partner, Mitch doesn’t need the responsibility of keeping anyone else alive, especially when they volunteer to be a killer’s target. Not to mention, his attraction to the too-perky blonde is the kind of distraction that could get them both killed in their line of work. Andrea Carnegie’s first assignment isn’t going quite as she planned. Her partner might be sexy but he’s completely frustrating with his determination to keep her out of danger. Masquerading as a billionaire’s sister to bait a possible killer is her chance to shine. But if she wants to catch the person threatening their client, she’ll have to find a way to work together with Mitch while still keeping her distance. Even as the air between them sizzles, Andrea knows the worst possible thing she could do is fall for her partner.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Showcase - Q&A with Sonali Dev - A Change of Heart

I'm so happy to present to you a new to me author whose latest novel, A Change of Heart is one that really intrigues me and I can't wait to read. I hope after you learn more about both author and book you'll feel the same.

ISBN-13: 9781496705747
Publisher: Kensignton
Release Date: 09-27-2016
Length: 352 pp
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“A rising talent.” —Booklist
Dr. Nikhil 'Nic' Joshi had it all—marriage, career, purpose. Until, while working for Doctors Without Borders in a Mumbai slum, his wife, Jen, discovered a black market organ transplant ring. Before she could expose the truth, Jen was killed.
Two years after the tragedy, Nic is a cruise ship doctor who spends his days treating seasickness and sunburn and his nights in a boozy haze. On one of those blurry evenings on deck, Nic meets a woman who makes a startling claim: she received Jen’s heart in a transplant and has a message for him. Nic wants to discount Jess Koirala’s story as absurd, but there’s something about her reckless desperation that resonates despite his doubts.
Jess has spent years working her way out of a nightmarish life in Calcutta and into a respectable Bollywood dance troupe. Now she faces losing the one thing that matters—her young son, Joy.  She needs to uncover the secrets Jen risked everything for; but the unforeseen bond that results between her and Nic is both a lifeline and a perilous complication.
Delving beyond the surface of modern Indian-American life, acclaimed author Sonali Dev’s page-turning novel is both riveting and emotionally rewarding—an extraordinary story of human connection, bravery, and hope.  

Monday, September 26, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview Donna Augustine - The Magic - Review

With improbable yet believable worlds, witty, unique characters and a storytelling voice that's magical its no wonder i've become a huge fan of Urban Fantasy author Donna Augustine. She's just finished her latest series, The Wilds with book 4, The Magic and I have to admit I'm going to miss these characters a lot.
I'm pleased to bring you my review of The Magic, and an interview with Donna.
Plus Donna is graciously sponsoring a giveaway, details below!


ISBN-13: 978-1945946004
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 08-31-2016
Length: 338 pp
Buy It on Amazon

OVERVIEW:For as long as I’ve lived, Dark Walkers have been hunting Plaguers, seeking them for their magic. But there’s one Plaguer they want most of all. Me. Since the fall of civilization, the human race has been barely surviving. Another outbreak of the Bloody Death could be our final straw and there’s only one way to ensure that doesn't happen. I need to kill the leader of the Dark Walkers. I’m stronger than ever but with more to lose than I ever thought possible. For the first time, I feel like I’ve got a family, a home…Dax. So here I am; ready to fight. Winner take all

GIVEAWAY Is Winner's Choice
of any book in The Wilds Series
US print or e-book
International e-book only
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Q&A - Excerpt - Sunrise Crossing - Jodi Thomas

Today I'm showcasing Jodi Thomas' Sunrise Crossing, #4 in her Ransom Canyon series.

ISBN-13: 9780373789306
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 08-30-206
Length: 384pp
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Return to peaceful Crossroads, Texas, where community comes first and love thrives in the unlikeliest places…
Yancy Grey is slowly putting his life back together after serving time for petty theft. As he rebuilds an old house, he finally has a sense of stability, but he can't stop thinking of himself as just an ex-con. Until one night, he finds a mysterious dark-haired beauty hiding in his loft. But who is she, and what secret is she protecting?
The art gallery Parker Lacey manages is her life—she has no time for friends, and certainly not lovers. But when her star artist begs Parker for help, she finds herself in a pickup truck, headed for the sleepy town of Crossroads. A truck driven by a strong, silent cowboy…
Gabe Snow has been a drifter since he left Crossroads at seventeen after a violent incident. When he accepts a job in his hometown, he'll have to decide whether he can put the worst night of his life behind him and build a future in the community that raised him.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

October Harlequin Presents Series Showcase

Its like love and marriage it wouldn't be right to bring you Special Edition and not Presents because they both have a very special place in my heart.
I love Presents because they take me on the most exotic vacations without having to use my passport.
Enjoy my October Presents showcase!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

October Harlequin Special Edition Series Showcase

I'm so happy to bring you the September showcase of the Harlequin series that's close to my heart, here's the October Special Edition showcase!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** The Confectioner's Tale - Interview - Laura Madeleine

Today I'm excited to bring you an interview with Laura Madeleine about her debut released today, The Confectioner's Tale. Do you know what being the resident baker for Domestic Sluttery is all about, well that's one of the hats that Laura has worn and will tell us about.
After our conversation you can enter to win a copy for yourself!
Contest details below!

ISBN-13: 9781250100542
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 09-20-2016
Length: 336pp
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"A delightful, delicious must-read." --Nina George, New York Times bestselling author
A sensual tale, set in Paris, of love against all odds, family secrets, and the art of confectionery.
At the famous Patisserie Clermont, a chance encounter with the owner's daughter has given one young man a glimpse into a life he never knew existed: of sweet cream and melted chocolate, golden caramel and powdered sugar, of pastry light as air. But it is not just the art of confectionery that holds him captive, and soon a forbidden love affair begins.
Almost eighty years later, an academic discovers a hidden photograph of her grandfather as a young man with two people she has never seen before. Scrawled on the back of the picture are the words “Forgive me.” Unable to resist the mystery behind it, she begins to unravel the story of two star-crossed lovers and one irrevocable betrayal.
A literary mystery and love story, The Confectioner’s Tale is as pleasurable as the finest French patisserie.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Audible review of The Angel's Share by JR Ward

You know I still prefer reading over listening to books but I have discovered what all my fellow reviewers have; its the narrator that makes the book. And for J R Ward's Bourbon Kings series she couldn't have picked a better, perfect for the job, southern, mesmerizing, sexy drawl of Alexander Cendese.
Enjoy my showcase and review of book two, The Angel's Share

  • The Angel's Share: A Bourbon Kings Nove
  • Written by: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:07-26-16
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio


#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series—a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation…

In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder…

No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle—as well as with his former horse trainer’s daughter. Meanwhile, the family’s financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself.

Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family’s demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior...or the worst of all the sinners?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Audible Excerpt of A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

I'm so happy to bring you this showcase of Keith Stuart's amazing debut, A Boy Made of Blocks that is based on his own relationship with his autistic son.
Enjoy the showcase then enter for a copy of your own, details below!

ISBN-13: 9781250111593
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 09-06-2014
Length: 400pp
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Alex loves his family, and yet he struggles to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. The strain has pushed his marriage to the breaking point. So Alex moves in with his merrily irresponsible best friend on the world’s most uncomfortable blow-up bed.
As Alex navigates single life, long-buried family secrets, and part-time fatherhood, his son begins playing Minecraft. Sam’s imagination blossoms and the game opens up a whole new world for father and son to share. Together, they discover that sometimes life must fall apart before you can build a better one.
Inspired by Keith Stuart’s own relationship with his autistic son, A Boy Made of Blocks is a tear-jerking, funny, and, most of all, true-to-life novel about the power of difference and one very special little boy.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Deja Who - MaryJanice Davidson

It's my pleasure to bring you a showcase of MaryJanice Davidson's just released debut in her new series, Deja Who
I hope you enjoy the showcase then stick around and enter for a chance to win a copy of your own. Details below.
ISBN-13: 9780425270394
Publisher: Penguin Publishing House US
Release Date: 09-06-2016
Length: 304pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Publisher/Audible

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Undead novels comes a delightfully addictive new series about past lives and bad habits—and one woman paranormally predisposed to getting at the bottom of both. It’s her job.
Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients’ pasts are a mess, Leah’s is nothing short of tragedy. She’s been murdered. A lot. If left to that bitch, destiny, it’ll happen again. Leah wants to know who’s been following her through time, and who’s been stalking her in the present...
GIVEAWAY is one Print copy of
Deja Who by MaryJanice Davidson US ONLY
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Showcase - So Good by Darcy Burke - Blog Tour by Author's Pal

Meet Darcy:

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at and sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter at, or like her Facebook page,
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Friday, September 9, 2016

*GIVEAWAY* Showcase - Between Two Fires by Mark Noce

You all know how I love to bring you debut authors and you know how I love Welsh folklore tales so I'm excited to showcase a novel that's right at the top of my own to be read pile, please enjoy my showcase of Between Two Fires.

St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway see details below

ISBN-13: 781250072627
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-23-2016
Length: 336 pp
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Saxon barbarians threaten to destroy medieval Wales. Lady Branwen becomes Wales' last hope to unite their divided kingdoms when her father betroths her to a powerful Welsh warlord, the Hammer King. But the fledgling alliance is fraught with enemies from within and without as Branwen becomes the target of assassination attempts and courtly intrigue. A young woman in a world of fierce warriors, she seeks to assert her own authority and preserve Wales against the barbarians. But when she falls for a young hedge knight named Artagan, her world threatens to tear itself apart.
Caught between her duty to her people and her love of a man she cannot have, Branwen must choose whether to preserve her royal marriage or to follow her heart. Somehow she must save her people and remain true to herself, before Saxon invaders and a mysterious traitor try to destroy her.

Branwen's story combines elements of mystery and romance with Noce's gift for storytelling.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Albert Ashforth - On Edge

Hi All. It's been a while since I showcased a novel from Oceanview Publishing, a small indie firm in Florida thast specializes in mystery/thrillers. So I'm fixing that today with Albert Ashforth's On Edge.
Enjoy the chat then stick around and enter for a copy too details below!

ISBN-13: 9781608092000
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 09/06/2016
Length: 400pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

When a former Army buddy is murdered by an Afghan military colleague, U.S. Army Special Investigator Alex Klear is called back into action in Afghanistan to investigate what is thought to be a classic “green-on-blue” killing. Alex finds Kabul in a state of chaos, partly under government control, partly controlled by the Taliban.
From the beginning, he suspects that the Army has identified the wrong man as the killer, and that an innocent Afghan soldier has become the victim of a complex frame-up. His suspicions are solidified when he discovers that his friend had been investigating a massive fraud at Kabul Bank. As Alex is drawn into the epicenter of the biggest bank fraud in history, he finds his efforts systematically thwarted by both the American and the Afghanistan governments.
In the lawless streets of Kabul and into the far outreaches of Afghanistan, Alex relentlessly hunts his friend’s killer—and uncovers the truth. In real-life, a shameful incident kept mostly out of the media—a monumental embarrassment to both countries.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Review - Shannon Kirk - The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall

Happy Day after the unofficial beginning of autumn. Now that the kids are back in school and the house is feeling a little empty its time to get our reads back on and I have just the book to get your juices flowing.
Every once in a while there is an extraordinary read, one that not only entertains but transcends as well, The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall, is one of those novels.
Enjoy my conversation with Shannon then enter to win a copy of your own!

ISBN-13: 9781944387082
Publisher: Reputation Books
Release Date: 09-06-2016
Length: 310pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon//IndieBound

The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall (previously titled Heavens) was a finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Competition.

What if you could choose your Heaven now? Go on a celestial shopping trip of sorts? Thirty-five-year-old Vivienne does just that, as she lies dying in the ICU: a fatal walk into the path of a truck. In her final week of life, Vivienne treks through the Heavens of a priest, a best friend, a homeless child, and a lover who never was. Vivienne's guardian angel, Noah, who just may be her soul mate, escorts her through selections of Heavens and through the confusion Vivienne experiences as she flounders between a doubt of life and the certainty of death. Although her visits to varied afterlives provide peace and beauty, choosing proves not so easy: Vivienne's love for her young son and her earthly love for his father pull her from her colorful journey—and from her divine love of Noah.
The nature of love, the variety of life, unending hope, and the importance of saying goodbye are central to this tale.

Shannon's Publicity firm AuthorGuide
Is sponsoring a giveaway One Print copy
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Guest Post Roberston Tait - Kyle Harrison:Movie Star - Riding a Strong Wind

You know how I love to bring you all new to me authors because if they're new to me they might be new to you too! 
It's my pleasure to turn over the blog to author and songwriter Robertson Tait with his guest post, plus he's offering a special price on his books for a limited time, details to follow.

Robertson has made this available for one week
starting 9-02-2016 for .99¢ on Amazon
Also available Amazon UK

A humorous fictional story about a charismatic young actor and his adventures in Hollywood 

Dry humour and a dash of romance. Kyle Harrison is a young Scottish actor blundering his way to the top of the Hollywood tree. With his trademark slouch and deadly mixture of boyish charm and athletic good looks, Kyle is irresistible to the ladies but frequently misunderstood.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Line Up

I know that saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet now most of us are trading in our flip-flops and beach towels for Jack Taylors and backpacks. 
In fact I already changed out my summer decorations for fall!