Monday, December 31, 2018

Showcase Wrong Light by Matt Coyle

I'm so pleased to be showcasing Matt Coyle's latest thriller, #5 in his Rick Cahill series, where a radio personality is being stalked and hires Rick to investigate. Matt's getting some pretty impressive kudos, this one by Best Seller Michael Connelly has to say about Wrong Light

ISBN-13: 978-1608093168
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 12-04-2018
Length: 352pp
Rick Cahill #5
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound


Naomi Hendrix’s sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn’t the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking Naomi, hiding in the shadows of the night, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy.

When Naomi’s radio station hires PI Rick Cahill to protect Naomi and track down the stalker, he discovers that Naomi is hiding secrets about her past that could help unmask the man. However, before Rick can extract the truth from Naomi, he is thrust into a missing person’s case—an abduction he may have unwittingly caused. The investigating detective questions Rick’s motives for getting involved and pressures him to stop meddling.

While Rick pursues Naomi’s stalker and battles the police, evil ricochets from his own past and embroils Rick in a race to find the truth about an old nemesis. Is settling the score worth losing everything?

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Reading Frenzy's Top 20 Reads of 2018

It's that time of year when we all look back and reflect on the memorable things of this past year. There were some bittersweet moments like RT Book Reviews closing up shop after 37 years. Here in alphabetical order is my top Twenty Reads of 2018. There are some old friends and some new finds, a cornucopia of genres some print reviews some audio, some fiction and some non-fiction and all unforgettable. 

Plus I'm offering one Kindle copy of

Give Up The Dead by Joe Clifford
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Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

#Giveaway Showcase Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

Today I'm showcasing a novel that I can't wait to open it's one of my favorite genres and this talented debut author got some rave reviews when this novel first came out in November of 2017, and since releasing in paperback is Target's December 2018 book club pick.
Plus St. Martin's Press is offering one copy for a Giveaway, enter below.

ISBN-13: 9781250306661
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 12-0418 Paperback edition 11-14-17 HB edition
Length: 368 pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible



Full of nature and wonder, love and adventure, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is a beautifully written novel that “bristles with charm and curiosity” (Winston Groom, New York Times bestselling author of Forrest Gump).

Born in a blizzard, orphaned, and believed to be raised by wolves, Weylyn Grey is someone who inspires endless curiosity in everyone he’s ever met. People say that once Weylyn wanders into your world, you’ll wish he’d never leave. But what makes him different? How does he possess the ability to transform others’ lives? How does he manage to find—and create—magic in the ordinary? This is the story of Weylyn’s journey, told from the perspective of those who knew him, loved him, or were bewildered by him along the way. In this stunning and deeply imaginative debut, author Ruth Emmie Lang introduces us to a character who will live in readers’ hearts long after the last page is turned.
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Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance US ONLY
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews - Deck the Malls With Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger

I hope you're still in the Christmas spirit because Sophia Rose has a Merry tale to share with us.
Take it away Sophia Rose

#2 The Alice Chronicles
Chick Lit
Publisher:  Raucous Eucalyptus Press
Published:  11.18.17
Pages: 256
ASIN: B0778999M9
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Format: eARC
Source:  Lola’s Blog Tours
Sellers: Amazon

GoodReads Blurb:

It’s Christmas in Orange County, California, and the mall is full of purple peacock decorations, large and small. Department store employee Aracely Martinez has a goofy Cuban friend, Quito (who’s awfully cute in his mall Santa suit), distracting her from her night-shift restocking job. But Aracely has a long-held secret, which her supervisor at the store, Jacob Thinnes, is about to tell to the wrong folks, knowing it will throw her life into complete upheaval. To keep him quiet, she must do everything he wants.
Which is too much.
Enter Aracely’s oldest friends: Alice Chalmers, Georgette Jones and Julie Bowers. The group’s “Venus Warrior” bond from the 2003 production of The Venus Monologues at Garden Beach Community College is still very strong, and these women are ready, willing, and able to kick some butt to help Aracely out of her difficult bind. Join Aracely’s Three Wise Women plus the ever-present Cuban trickster, Quito, in one adventure after another as they work against the odds to give Aracely the life of her dreams for a fabulous, nearly impossible Christmas gift. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas from my home to yours!


A Visit from St. Nicholas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Monday, December 24, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza - How To Write for Harlequin

Merry Christmas Eve and welcome to the last post in another successful Ho Ho Ho Harlequin Holiday Extravaganza I hope you've enjoyed all the guest posts from all these very accomplished highly talented Harlequin authors and I hope you've entered to win one of the great giveaways.
And maybe you've always been told that you are a great storyteller, or you've always dreamed of writing romance. 
So if you think you can write, why not write for Harlequin

Today is is also the last day to enter both the Harlequin Grand Prize Giveaways so don't delay! Enter Below

Friday, December 21, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Allison Leigh The Rancher's Christmas Promise

Today is the last of the Harlequin author's guest post and I couldn't think of a better SE author to send us off than Allison Leigh another fantastic author who writes about people you would want to know. I'm featuring her holiday novel, The Rancher's Christmas Promise and Allison has a giveaway, details below. Plus she's got a fab Christmas recipe to share.

 “We believe the infant girl under our protection is your daughter.”

With that, rancher Ryder Wilson’s world turns upside down. But he’s determined to make a home for the baby his late estranged wife left on a stranger’s doorstep. Local lawyer Greer Templeton is there to help, after growing attached to little Layla during the search for her daddy. It’s enough to make Ryder propose a marriage of convenience. But does love factor into his Christmas promise?

Allison is offering one entrant a 3 print book giveaway
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Melissa Senate Wyoming Christmas Surprise

There's only a few days left in the blog bash but it wouldn't be Christmas without a sweet novel by Melissa Senate and her message about her favorite things for the holidays.
Melissa is sponsoring a giveaway details below

This widow was raising quadruplets alone…

Then her husband returned!

Moments before walking down the aisle again, Allie Stark finds her presumed-dead husband at her door. Yes, the former police sergeant had a darn good reason for his disappearance. But now Theo expects to just pick up where they left off? He missed the birth of four babies! In this brand-new The Wyoming Multiples romance, a reunited couple is in for the biggest Christmas surprise.

Melissa is giving away signed copies of
Wyoming Christmas Surprise & New Leash On Love

Open Internationally

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Tara Taylor Quinn An Unexpected Christmas Baby & Fortune’s Christmas Baby

We continue Ho Ho Hoing today featuring Tara Taylor Quinn who has two Holiday Special Edition novels this season. An Unexpected Christmas Baby and Fortune’s Christmas Baby. Tara is another relatively new voice in the SE family but she's been a published author for many years and I have enjoyed so many of her books. Her Christmas message is about her being a Christmasaholic.
Tara also has a giveaway for my readers, details below

She’s searching for the man defrauding her father.

Not for the love of her life.

It’s not such a merry Christmas for Tamara Owens, tapped to discover who’s been stealing from her family business. Suspect number one: tantalizing top trader Flint Collins, who’s suddenly thrust into fatherhood when his orphaned baby sister arrives. Tamara’s sworn off babies forever, but she has the magic touch with infant Diamond. And Flint, too, is soon under her spell…at least until he finds out the truth.

His holiday surprise…

Is a bundle of joy!

When Nolan Forte returns to Austin a year after a yuletide romance, he is shocked to learn he is a father. He wants to do right by his beautiful baby girl—and her sweet mama, Lizzie Sullivan. But when he reveals his real name is Nolan Fortune, all bets are off. Lizzie doesn’t trust men with money. Maybe some Christmas magic can convince her that she, Nolan and Stella are already rich in what matters!

Tara is offering a 3pack
Collection of Christmas e-books

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Teri Wilson A Daddy By Christmas

Today it's Teri Wilson's turn on the blog, she's a relative newcomer to the Special Edition family and fits right in. Teri also has a new Christmas movie based on one of her novels that just debuted last weekend on The Hallmark channel,  have no fear if you missed because you can see it next on Thursday 12-20 7:00pm/6:00Central.  –– Congrats Teri!
Check her website for all her novels made into movies -

Teri's Christmas SE novel is A Daddy by Christmas and she is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

A dog isn’t only man’s best friend…

It could bring Anders the love of his life.

Without a bride by his side, billionaire Anders Kent will lose his chance to be a father to his five-year-old niece. So when a gorgeous down-on-her luck dancer is claiming the same puppy as him, she might be the answer to his problems! Chloe Wilde’s not looking for a marriage of convenience, even to someone as captivating as Anders. But sometimes Christmas gifts come in unusual packages…

Teri is offering one print copy of
A Daddy by Christmas US ONLY
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Monday, December 17, 2018

#Giveaway #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza Stella Bagwell A Ranger for Christmas

Today starts our third and final week of the holiday blog bash and it's Stella Bagwell's turn to help us celebrate the season with her holiday novel A Ranger for Christmas. Stella is yet another SE author I adore and Linda Lael Miller calls her a master of Cowboy romance and she should know.
Stella is sponsoring a giveaway details below

No romance on the job—

Until she meets her new partner!

Arizona park ranger Vivian Hollister is not having a holiday fling with Sawyer Whitehorse—no matter how attracted she is to her irresistible new partner. Not only is a workplace romance taboo, she has a daughter to raise. So why is she starting to feel that the Apache ranger is the one to help carry on her family legacy? A man to have and to hold forever…

“Stella Bagwell is a master of the cowboy romance.” —#1 New York Timesbestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Stella is offering one copy
of A Ranger For Christmas US ONLY

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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