Friday, December 14, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Christy Jeffries The Maverick's Christmas to Remember & The Firefighter's Christmas Reunion

Unfortunately Christy started writing for Special Edition not too long before RT closed up shop so I haven't read her as long as some of the other HQN authors but she's one heck of a storyteller and I've enjoyed everything I've ever read by her. Christy is sharing her family traction of picking out the Christmas Tree. Christy has 2 Christmas novels coming out this season. And she's got a generous #Giveaway including her two books plus more! Details below

Can a chance reunion spark a Yuletide proposal?

Anything can happen in Sugar Falls!

Home for the holidays with her adopted son from Ghana, Hannah Gregson runs straight into her former flame—fire chief Isaac Jones. Though the pair are determined to keep their distance, the local matchmakers throw them together at every holiday event, and Hannah’s son worships the brave ex-soldier. If Isaac isn’t careful, he just may go from hero to family man by Christmas!

All She Wants for Christmas is a Cowboy! 

Rust Creek Ramblings

A few weeks ago, local wedding planner Caroline Ruth took a tumble off a ladder, and when she came to, she believed Thunder Canyon cowboy Craig Clifton was her boyfriend. Trouble was, they’d never met before. What was an upstanding rancher to do? Now, until Caroline’s memory returns, Craig is acting as reluctant faux fiancé. But with Christmas around the corner, dear readers, we’re hoping for a real-life happy ending for this unexpected couple!

Christy's giving both of her Christmas novels
Plus a fun pair of tree socks and
a Starbucks gift card
US Only
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza RaeAnne Thayne Season of Wonder

I have loved both RaeAnne's series novels and her full length books for years. Her storytelling is fantastic and Season of Wonder was wonderful. Enjoy learning about Season of Wonder my review and a special holiday recipe from RaeAnne. RaeAnne is offering a giveaway details below.

It’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last?

Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her latehusband, in the most notorious way possible.

Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing.

As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year…

Two winners will win
one copy each of Season of Wonder

from RaeAnne US ONLY
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganze Joanna Sims The Sergeant's Christmas Mission

Today's featured author is Joanna Sims whose Special Edition novels I've been loving for years. Read all about this year's holiday novel, The Sergeants Christmas Mission and enter to win a copy in Joann's #Giveaway. Details below!

A Brand-new life. 

Former army sergeant Shane Brand is struggling to find a new normal. And his lovely new landlady sure is giving Shane a reason to strive for change. If Shane can overcome his inner demons, he may be worthy of Rebecca’s trust. Now it’s his new mission to be the man the single mom deserves, in time to give them all a dose of Christmas joy.

Joanna is offering one copy of
The Sergeant's Christmas Mission
US Only
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Brenda Harlen Bring Me A Maverick For Christmas

Today I'm featuring yet another Special Edition favorite, Brenda Harlen. I'm featuring her holiday tale, Bring Me A Maverick For Christmas and she's talking about the memories that come with decorating her Christmas Tree.
Brenda is offering a special Christmas #Giveaway details below.


Rust Creek Ramblings
With Christmas right around the corner, grumpy cowboy Bailey Stockton is getting grumpier by the minute, even though he’s wearing a Santa suit. We here at the Gazette think adorable veterinary technician Serena Langley could be the one to rescue Bailey from his holiday funk. Trouble is, they’ve each got more baggage than Kris Kringle lugs on his sleigh. So deck the halls, dear readers, and see if Santa can deliver a happy ending!

Brenda is offering a copy of her novel
Bring Me a Maverick for Christmas
A Canadian Hockey Player Moose Tree Ornament
US & Canada Only
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Monday, December 10, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Caro Carson The Major's Holiday Hideaway

Happy Monday and welcome to Caro Carson's day on the blog. Caro is another Special Edition author who I have come to love over the years. And this year Caro has some really exciting news her novel The Maverick's Holiday Masquerade has been made into a movie!!! Called Hometown Holiday buy it right now on Amazon.
Caro needs a little Christmas as you'll see in her holiday message
She's also giving away a special holiday package details below

Swapping houses for Christmas vacation

Brought a gift she never imagined

While Fort Hood, Texas, isn’t exactly the City of Lights, Major India Woods discovers its hottest attraction—Major Aidan Nord—lives right next door! And they happily enjoy a little no-strings mischief under the mistletoe. Until India discovers Aidan is seeing other women—his adorable twin girls, that is! After a lifetime of globe-trotting, India wonders if this little family could be her biggest adventure.

Caro is offering a special holiday
giveaway of 2 copies of her holiday novel
Christmas socks and a pen and notebook set
pictured below US ONLY
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Friday, December 7, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Michelle Major A Stonecreek Christmas Reunion

Michelle Major is yet another Special Edition author that when I saw a book by her come up for review I smiled because I knew I was in for a treat.
Michelle has a guest post about her favorite (sort of) tradition. She is also sponsoring a #giveaway see below for details.

“Marry me, Maggie.”

The conclusion of Maggie & Griffin’s trilogy
Mayor Maggie Spencer is too busy prepping Stonecreek for its holiday spectacular to pine over lost love Griffin Stone. Until he returns—this time with a son! Griffin couldn’t say no to becoming the boy’s guardian. Neither can he say goodbye to Maggie. As Christmas nears, there’s only one thing he wants to say to his first and only love: “Forever.”

Michelle is offering two copies of
A Stonecreek Christmas Reunion
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Christine Rimmer Same Time Next Christmas

Christine Rimmer is a Special Edition author that I have enjoyed for years and whether she's writing about cowboys or Royals I know it's a story that I will love. This year her holiday tale is part of her prolific Bravo family, Same Time, Next Christmas. 
Christine's post is about her new Christmas story and she is sponsoring a giveaway details below.

They’re each other’s Christmas present.

But what about the other 364 days?

Ex-soldier Matthias Bravo likes spending the holidays hunkered down in his remote Oregon cabin. Until Sabra Bond seeks refuge from a winter storm. Now they meet every year for a no-strings Yuletide romance. But Matthias is changing the rules. This Bravo bachelor finally knows what he wants—Sabra forever. Is she ready to commit to love not just at Christmas but every day of the year?
The Bravos of Valentine Bay:
They’re finding love
—and having babies!—
in the Pacific Northwest

Christine is offering autographed copies of
The Nanny's Double Trouble and Almost a Bravo
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHoldiayExtravaganza Sarah Morgan The Christmas Sisters

Way back in 2010 when I started reviewing for RT Magazine is when I first read and fell in love with Sarah Morgan. She wrote fantastic HQN series novels then, now she writes the most beautiful, heartfelt women's fiction that I've ever read, her stories always have such heart and her characters are so genuine you want them as friends and her latest, The Christmas Sisters, is her best yet.  Let's head to the Highlands of Scotland and learn about the book then settle down for a letter from Sarah. 
ps meeting Sarah is on my bucket list
Sarah is offering a #giveaway Details below

In the snowy Highlands of Scotland, Suzanne McBride is dreaming of the perfect cozy Christmas. Her three adopted daughters are coming home for the holidays and she can’t wait to see them. But tensions are running high…

Workaholic Hannah knows she can’t avoid spending the holidays with her family two years in a row. But it’s not the weight of their expectations that’s panicking her—it’s the life-changing secret she’s hiding. Stay-at-home mom Beth is having a personal crisis. All she wants for Christmas is time to decide if she’s ready to return to work—seeing everyone was supposed to help her stress levels, not increase them! Posy isn’t sure she’s living her best life, but with her parents depending on her, making a change seems risky. But not as risky as falling for gorgeous new neighbor Luke…

As Suzanne’s dreams of the perfect McBride Christmas unravel, she must rely on the magic of the season to bring her daughters together. But will this new togetherness teach the sisters that their close-knit bond is strong enough to withstand anything—including a family Christmas?

Sarah is offering one
signed copy of The Christmas Sisters
Open Internationally!!!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza HQN Feel Good Project

Welcome, Welcome can you believe it, 
it's my 6th annual #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza you're in for some real treats this year my friends I've got 13 fantastic Harlequin authors bringing some Holiday cheer and Harlequin is sponsoring two Fantabulous Grand Prize Giveaways Listed Below 

Both HQN Giveaways are US & Canada Only
you can enter once per day
Use the Rafflecopter form
Happy Holidays from Harlequin and The Reading Frenzy
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Monday, December 3, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Review The Songbird + a personal message from author Marcia Willett

The Songbird is the first novel I've read by Marcia Willett and believe me it won't be the last, this articulate master storyteller's latest novel is simply amazing. And an added bonus for a cover lover like me are her beautiful book covers.
Marcia has included a short note to my readers about Autumn in Devon where her story takes place and where she hangs her hat. 
Plus Marcia's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781250177414
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 12-4-2018
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/ Kobo/ IndieBound



From the beloved author of A Week in Winter and The Sea Garden, The Songbird is a heartwarming novel about family, yearning, and whether love can bloom where old secrets are buried.

When Tim confides in Mattie that he needs a sabbatical from work and a fresh place to live, she suggests he move into one of the cottages at her family's home in the beautiful English countryside. She senses there's something he's not telling her, but she has faith that he'll fit right in with the eccentric but affectionate crowd at Brockscombe.

As he gets to know the warm jumble of family who share their lives, Tim discovers that everyone there has their secrets. There's Kat, a retired ballet dancer who longs to take the stage again; Charlotte, a young navy wife struggling to bring up her son while her husband is at sea; and William, who has tried hard to get over his estranged wife—though it's much harder now that she's trying to move into the cottage Tim just occupied. And, even when she's far away, Tim knows there's Mattie...beautiful, engaging, clever Mattie. Can Tim open up to her? Would it matter, he wonders, if he did?

Marcia Willett, the master of the charming country novel, once again weaves the stories of her vibrant, lovable characters into this heartwarming read

Giveaway is for one print copy US ONLY
of The Songbird
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Friday, November 30, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Bleak Harbor by Bryan Gruley

Bestselling author Bryan Gruley has captivated thrill seekers for years with his highly successful Starvation Lake trilogy. Now, he is taking readers to another small Michigan town in his new novel, BLEAK HARBOR (Thomas & Mercer; on sale December 1st, 2018), whose twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very last page.Bryan's publicist Little Bird Publicity is sponsoring a Giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 978-1503904682
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: 12-1- 2018
Length: 378pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound/ Audible



Their son is gone. Deep down, they think they’re to blame.
Summertime in Bleak Harbor means tourists, overpriced restaurants, and the Dragonfly Festival. One day before the much-awaited and equally chaotic celebration, Danny Peters, the youngest member of the family that founded the town five generations ago, disappears.

When Danny’s mother, Carey, and stepfather, Pete, receive a photo of their brilliant, autistic, and socially withdrawn son tied to a chair, they fear the worst. But there’s also more to the story. Someone is sending them ominous texts and emails filled with information no one else should have. Could the secrets they’ve kept hidden—even from one another—have led to Danny’s abduction?

As pressure from the kidnapper mounts, Carey and Pete must face their own ugly mistakes to find their son before he’s taken from them forever.

Giveaway is one print copy
of Bleak Harbor US ONLY
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Showcase The Frame Up by Meghan Scott Molin + an author Q&A

Debut author Meghan Scott Molin presents a refreshing, female-driven spin on the superhero comic book genre, THE FRAME-UP is an adventurous and romantic new mystery with an unforgettable heroine who marches to the beat of her own drum.

ISBN-13: 978-1503904194
Publisher: 47 North
Release Date: 12-1-2018
Length: 304pp
The Golden Arrow Mysteries #1
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.
MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page.

But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD’s best—and only—lead. She recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite comic book hero. The thing is…superheroes aren’t real. Are they?

When too-handsome-for-his-own-good Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble.

Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Showcase - Fatal Invasion by Marie Force

Way back in 2010 Marie Force debuted a brand new novel, Fatal Affair and introduced fans to an enigmatic couple Sam and Nick. Now more than eight years later Marie is releasing #13 in the Fatal series and Sam and Nick are still going strong.

ISBN-13: 9781335000439
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 
November 27, 2018
Length: 416 pp
Fatal Series #13
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


First the fire, then the heat…
A brutal home invasion. Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror. Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five-year-old twins. But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career.

While Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, go to battle in more ways than one for her tiny witnesses, her colleague Sergeant Tommy “Gonzo” Gonzales battles his own demons. Months of unbearable grief and despair come to a head in an unimaginable way that threatens Gonzo’s status with the department and his relationship with his fiancée, Christina.

With trouble both at the precinct and on the case, Sam struggles to keep her priorities straight at home and at work while trying not to lose her heart to her latest crime victims.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Review - The Razor - Interview with J Barton Mitchell

Back a few years ago I had the privilege of reviewing J Barton Mitchell's outstanding, award winning YA Conquered Earth series for RT Magazine. Now it's time for a brand new adventure, this time in outer space on the most inhospitable place in the solar system, The Razor is his brand new just released today adult hard sci-fi novel. Not only do I have a review and an author interview but Jack's publisher TOR is graciously sponsoring a #Giveaway details below.

ISBN-13: 9780765387929
Publisher: TOR
Release Date: 11-27-2018
Length: 400pp
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ Kobo/ IndieBound



J. Barton Mitchell's The Razor is a riveting science fiction thriller about a man struggling to survive the chaos on a prison planet.

Brilliant engineer Marcus Flynn has been sentenced to 11-H37 alongside the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals. A hard labor prison planet better known as the Razor, where life expectancy is short and all roads are dead ends.

At least until the Lost Prophet goes active…

In a few hours, prison guards and staff are evacuated, the prisoners are left to die, and dark mysteries begin to surface.

Only Flynn has the skills and knowledge to unravel them, but he will have to rely on the most unlikely of allies--killers, assassins, pirates and smugglers. If they can survive each other they just might survive the Razor…and claim it for their own.

Giveaway is for one HB copy of
The Razor US only
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Monday, November 26, 2018

Review - Camouflage by Ivy Keating and Scott Spotson

Well tis the season for good reads and gift ideas and thanks to Kim at Caffeinated PR Services providing a review copy, I've got the perfect gift for that special someone on your list who loves a contemporary read with a significant science fiction element. Even better get two copies one to give and one to keep.

Publisher: Champaign Book Group
Release Date: 9-23-2018
Length: 241 pp
Source: Caffeinated PR Services for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo



A missing man, a new police chief and an unexpected New England town mystery.
When Sean Dermott, the newly appointed police chief, sees the report that a popular local high school coach is missing, his growing fascination with the alluring Vanessa Strauss, who reported the disappearance, makes him determined to solve the case.

The investigation leads him and his team deep into Quarry Head Park, a local scenic preserve with nature trails and expansive views. There is no sign of the missing man, but what he does find terrifies him to the core.

From the depths of the park, a deadly prehistoric looking creature emerges, attacks swiftly and silently, leaving devastation in its wake. In the chaos which follows, it is up to Chief Dermott and a team of scientists to fight for balance by ensuring the safety of his town and preserving this remarkable discovery.

He will risk his career, his reputation and even his own life to stand by what he believes to be right. The question is, will he succeed, or will all be lost?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Macmillan Audio Review of Button Man by Andrew Gross

Happy Black Friday, wether you've been up since 4am stalking all the great deals or still vegging from yesterday's Turkey feast it's always the right time for one of Andrew Gross's fabulous historical novels. This one dates from the early 1900s through the 30s in New York's garment industry and stars a scrappy Jewish boy named Morris.
Enjoy or in Yiddish hnah!

Button Man

By: Andrew Gross
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 09-18-18
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Source: Publisher for Review
Buy it on Audible



"As usual, narrator Edoardo Ballerini's narration is eminently listenable...He captures the rich details of the era while engaging listeners with the story's relatable family dynamics." — AudioFile Magazine

Following up The One Man and The Saboteur, Andrew Gross's next historical thriller audiobook brings to life the dramatic birth of organized crime in 1930s New York City from the tale of one family.

After a string of New York Times bestselling suburban thrillers, Andrew Gross has reinvented himself as a writer of historical thrillers. In his latest audiobook, Button Man, he delivers a stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women's garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930s.

Morris, Sol, and Harry Rabishevsky grew up poor and rough in a tiny flat on the Lower East Side, until the death of their father thrust them into having to fend for themselves and support their large family. Morris, the youngest, dropped out of school at twelve years old and apprenticed himself to a garment cutter in a clothing factory; Sol headed to accounting school; but Harry, scarred by a family tragedy, fell in with a gang of thugs as a teenager. Morris steadily climbs through the ranks at the factory until at twenty-one he finally goes out on his own, convincing Sol to come work with him. But Harry can't be lured away from the glamour, the power, and the money that come from his association with Louis Buchalter, whom Morris has battled with since his youth and who has risen to become the most ruthless mobster in New York. And when Buchalter sets his sights on the unions that staff the garment makers' factories, a fatal showdown is inevitable, pitting brother against brother.

This new audiobook is equal parts historical thriller, rich with the detail of a vibrant New York City in the 1920s and 1930s, and family saga, based on Andrew Gross's own family story and on the history of the era, complete with appearances by real-life characters like mobsters Louis Lepke and Dutch Schultz and special prosecutor Thomas Dewey, and cements Gross's reputation as today's most atmospheric and original historical thriller writer.

“Button Man is a compelling, fast paced historical thriller that paints a rich portrait of the rise of organized crime in 1930’s America. Fans of Boardwalk Empire and Dennis Lehane will love it.” - Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews: Smashed Potatoes and Gravy by Ginny Gold

Well it's only one day until Thanksgiving here in the US so it's the perfect day for Sophia Rose to review a cozy called Smashed Potatoes and Gravy.
Enjoy! And Happy Thanksgiving !

Smashed Potatoes and Gravy by Ginny Gold
#5 The Early Bird Café’ Mysteries
Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Self
Published:  9.4.14
Pages:  188
Format: ebook
Source:  Purchased
Sellers: - Amazon -  Barnes & Noble:

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase- Driven to Distraction by Lori Foster

One of my very favorite authors is Lori Foster she really knows how to tell a story. She's got a brand new series debuting with Driven to Distraction and I can't wait to read it.
Lori's publisher Harlequin is sponsoring a #Giveaway.
And HERE is a fantastic review by my friend and fellow blogger Kim the Caffeinated Reviewer!


ISBN-13: 9781335041111
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 11-20-2018
Length: 384pp
Road to Love #1
Buy It: HQN/Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible



When desire gets this hot, you’d better buckle up…

Mary Daniels doesn’t let anything get in the way of her job acquiring rare artifacts for her wealthy boss. But this particular obstacle—huge, hard-muscled, unashamedly masculine—is impossible to ignore. Stuck in a cramped car with Brodie Crews for hours en route to their new assignment, Mary feels her carefully crafted persona—and her trademark self-control—is slipping, and she won’t allow it.

Brodie can’t imagine what secret in Mary’s past has left her so buttoned-up, though he’d dearly love to find out. Maybe then she’d trust him enough to explore their explosive chemistry. But he needs this job, so he’ll play by her rules and bide his time…until an enemy determined to outwit them strikes and he needs to get close—in every way—to protect her. Otherwise they could lose much more than a precious collectible. They could lose it all.
Harlequin is sponsoring this Giveaway
Of One Print Copy of Driven To Distraction
US & Canada only
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Showcase - The Devil's Son by Charles Kowalski a Partners In Crime Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on The Devil's Son by Charles Kowalski blog tour, a Partners in Crime blog tour. Be sure and enter the #giveaway too.

The Devil's Son

by Charles Kowalski

on Tour November 19 - December 21, 2018


The son of a notorious Nazi fugitive is running for U.S. President. A Secret Service Agent sworn to protect him meets a beautiful Mossad spy determined to stop him.

Book Details:

Genre: Political, Espionage thriller Published by: Seabridge Press Publication Date: July 24, 2018 Number of Pages: 333 ISBN: 1724248731 (ISBN13: 9781724248732) Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Friday, November 16, 2018

Review: Newness and Wonder by Alexis Lynne

It's that time of year when heartwarming holiday tales are front and center and I can't get enough of them so when fellow blogger and friend Sophia Rose told me about Newness and Wonder I knew I needed to read it.

ISBN-13: 978-0692197691
Publisher: Alexis Lynne
Release Date: 10-9-2018
Length: 230pp
Sylvan Hills #1
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound


After her only dream is snatched from her grasp, can she open her heart to something new and wonderful this Christmas?

For years, all Tara Crowley longed for was to return to the simple but happy life she lived on her grandparents’ farm. After years of saving, she finally put an offer on the old place only to have it beaten by an out of towner whose plans for her childhood home are sketchy, at least in Tara’s mind. When she meets the man, however, nothing about him says villain, but will her disappointment and bitter past allow for a future with the one who stole all her dreams?

Justin Hunter gave up his life in Manhattan to give his young sister a childhood free of stress and complications. Fixing up the old farmhouse would give them a chance to bond and build the happy home neither of them ever had. When Justin meets a beautiful artist and loses his heart instantly, “complicated” becomes an understatement. Can he convince her to believe in a new dream, one that includes him and a young girl who needs her?

Spend the holidays in Sylvan Hills, North Carolina, where the scenery is beautiful, the people are quirky, and love finds you when you least expect it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: Full Blood by Donna Augustine

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

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


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

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

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Showcase - Kiss Me At Christmas by Valerie Bowman

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

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


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

"Sizzles with sensuality." - Publishers Weekly

“Delicious and suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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

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


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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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

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

Moon Games

by Shelly Frome

November 6, 2018 Book Blast


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

Monday, November 5, 2018

#GIVEAWAY - Interview 101 by Tom Pitts

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

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


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

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

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

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

Tom's publicist Author/Guide is sponsoring the giveaway
one Print Copy US Only of 101
please use Rafflecopter form to enter
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