Friday, June 28, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Twisted Family Values Interview with author V.C. Chickering

Today I'm welcoming V.C. Chickering back to the blog I interviewed her for her debut "fun/racy romp"novel Nookietown in 2016.  Her sophomore offering Twisted Family Values is a four generation dysfunctional family saga. Read our chat and don't miss your chance to #win a copy in the #giveaway, and look for my review soon.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 6-25-2019

 352 pp



An unpredictable and entertaining tale of secrets, desires, and forgiveness spanning four generations of an American family.

In WASPy Larkspur, New Jersey, social expectations and decorum rule, and Marjorie and Dunsfield Thornden are the envy of their neighbors. Their daughters Claire and Cat set the small town’s social calendar by throwing tastefully lavish family parties year round. Because it’s 1977, underage debauchery is to be expected—and Cat and Claire’s children, Bizzy and Choo, are at its very center.
Underneath their well-maintained veneer, the Thorndens are quite dysfunctional, but have always had their entitlement to fall back on. And while some are finally ready to accept what they’re willing to give up for the life that they think they deserve, secrets that should’ve never been kept—especially not from each other—are bubbling unattractively to the surface.
So when a scandal threatens to unravel this tight-lipped family and their secrets, the Thorndens will have to decide how much they’ll let decorum rule social mores dictate their decisions and how far they’ll go to keep some secrets just that. Any choice they make could mean freedom from expectations but will change the course of their family's legacy forever.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Spotlight Blackquest by Jeff Bond a Partners in Crime Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Blackquest by Jeff Bond blog tour sponsored by Partners in Crime Virtual tours 

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Blackquest 40

by Jeff Bond

on Tour May 13 - July 13, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Showcase Slow Dancing at Sunrise by Jo McNally

Welcome, today I'm showcasing Jo McNalley's Slow Dancing at Sunrise book one in her new Rendezvous Falls series. Now Jo is no stranger to Harlequin but this is her first full length novel.  Congrats Jo!

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: 6-25-2019

Rendezvous Falls #1



Welcome to Rendezvous Falls, New York, where love is where you least expect it…

When accountant Whitney Foster’s carefully calculated life blows up, she escapes to the one place that’s always felt like home. But Rendezvous Falls has changed since she’s been away. Her aunt Helen’s winery is in trouble. And she doesn’t trust the sexy, surly stranger working the vineyard as far as she can throw him.

Luke Rutledge would do anything for Helen, who’s been like a mother to him. Revive the winery? Sure. Repair her property? No problem. Tolerate Helen’s infuriating, big-shot niece? Well…maybe. But as he and Whitney are forced to work together to rebuild the business, her chilly facade reveals a woman as complex and intoxicating as a fine merlot. Throw in a matchmaking book club hell-bent on happily-ever-after and it’s a potent cocktail.

Love should never be calculated. But it doesn’t take Whitney’s math skills to see that this is adding to up to one tantalizing adventure…

Monday, June 24, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Eye For Eye Author J.K. Franco Q&A

Welcome to my stop on the Eye For Eye by J.K. Franco blog tour. Read all about this chilling novel, book one in his brand new Talion series. And J.K.'s publicist Smith Publicity is sponsoring a #Giveaway, details below.

Now this book is not for the feint of heart but fans of twisty turning thrillers get ready for your next must read.

Publisher: Talion Press

Release Date: 6-22-2019

Talion Series book 1
Buy It: Amazon (free on Kindle Unlimited)




THE SUNDAY TIMES When I first met Susie, she appeared to be a normal, happily-married woman dealing with tragedy.Then, I uncovered her secrets. While I could understand everything that she’d done, I could never approve.But, knowing what she was capable of, it became clear that if I was going to survive her, I had to play by her rules.And, the first and most important rule is… leave no singing bones.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Darksight Interview with D.C. Mallery

I love books that overlap genres so when I found out what Darksight was about I knew I had to showcase it and pick the brain of author D.C. Mallery. Plus D.C.'s publicist Author/Guide is sponsoring a #Giveaway, details below.

Publisher: Black Opal Books

Release Date: 6-8-2019

 358 pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N



Audra Carter, a popular deejay in Manhattan, won’t let mere blindness keep her from living life her way, sometimes even riding her bicycle through town, relying on keen hearing and uncanny instincts to guide her. Her father, Jenson Carter, a neuroscientist, has devoted his career to finding a cure for her particular form of blindness. He now believes he has. With Audra and several other test subjects, Jenson takes his research to the next level, only to face apparent failure. Jenson becomes alarmed by several bizarre deaths involving the test subjects. He fears his experiment was hijacked by former colleagues with a secret agenda, but the police blame him for the deaths. Audra is kidnapped and forced to survive a series of terrifying ordeals designed to hone a new and dangerous kind of vision that the hijacked experiment unleashed: Darksight. As Jenson races to discover the truth and find his daughter, Audra struggles to survive increasingly-deadly challenges. Will Audra master her mysterious Darksight and defeat her captors to keep both her and her father alive?

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

June '19 Harlequin Special Edition series showcase - Review It Started With a Pregnancy by Christy Jeffries

Welcome to the June '19 Harlequin Special Edition series showcase. Today I've got six fab tales and my review of It Started With a Pregnancy by fave Christy Jeffries. Plus here is a fun fact about Christy she is the daughter of bestseller Judy Duarte who also writes for Special Edition and they both have a novel out this month.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase The Wedding Crasher by Nikki Stern a Partners in Crime blog tour

Welcome to my stop on The Wedding Crasher by Nikki Stern blog tour sponsored by Partners In Crime tours. Be sure to read all about it and don't forget to enter the #giveaway too!

The Wedding Crasher

by Nikki Stern

on Tour June 1-30, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Showcase Amish Outsider by Marta Perry

Today I'm excited to bring you a showcase from a new to me author, Marta Perry about her brand new novel and number 1 in her brand new River Haven series, Amish Outsider.

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: 6-18-2019

River Haven #1



The Amish of River Haven offer sanctuary and solace…even to those with a dangerous past.
In the wake of his estranged wife’s murder, widower Michael Forster returns to the Amish community he’d left as a teen. He wants a fresh start for himself and his daughter, Allie, away from those who still believe he’s guilty. In River Haven, a quieter life seems possible. If only Allie’s Amish schoolteacher, Catherine Brandt, was easier to ignore.

A problem solver by nature, Cathy can tell Allie’s withdrawn demeanor isn’t due to shyness. But getting through to Allie also means breaching her father’s hardened defenses. What starts as persistence soon grows into an attraction neither Cathy nor Michael saw coming. When the past suddenly threatens both his daughter and the woman he loves, Michael must risk everything to save them.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Love in the Afternoon by Karen Hawkins Release Day Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Love in the Afternoon by Karen Hawkins release day blog tour learn a bit about it.

Book details
A Dove Pond eNovella
By Karen Hawkins
On sale June 17, 2019
eBook - Price: $1.99 - ISBN: 9781982105587

Book description
Young widow Sofia Rodriquez has just accepted the position of greenhouse manager for Ava Dove’s booming herbal tea business. Sofia is delighted to have found a job that will make use of her gardening skills and allow her to spend time with her son, Noah, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s. Adding to her joy is the charming farmhouse she’s renting on the edge of Dove Pond.

The only cloud on Sofia’s horizon is her next door neighbor, Jake, whose yard is a thorny jungle worthy of Sleeping Beauty. Soon enough, Sofia discovers that Jake himself is just as thorny and unpleasant as his yard.

After his fiancé left him, work-from-home IT whiz and game developer Jake Klaine has gone from Prince Charming to complete hermit. But Jake isn’t really alone; he’s living with a ghost: a (formerly) hairy man named Doyle who’s a fan of bad puns and who refuses to leave Jake’s bathtub. This is nothing new for Jake, as he’s been talking to ghosts since he was a boy. He finds real people harder to deal with, like the kid next door who won’t stop bugging him about the new game he’s developing.

Sofia and Jake know all too well that life isn’t a game. They’ve both lost the person they loved most. But under the watchful eye of the ghostly Doyle and Sofia’s new friend Ava, who has abilities of her own, Jake and Sofia decide to take a chance and let in an outsider. Soon they discover that, with a little magic, even the thorniest walls are no match for the innocent trust of a lonely child and the fierce determination of a woman wielding a razor-sharp pruner and a heart big enough to make even the most stubborn flower bloom.

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada blog tour

Welcome to my stop on The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada blog tour sponsored by St. Martin's Press. 

When a single mom ends up playing an unwilling fake girlfriend to a charming playboy baseball player, love suddenly turns everything upside down in this fun, heartwarming multicultural romance.
Angel Gomez has never lived by the book. A Bronx-based unwed mother by the time she was sixteen, Angel’s personal mission has always been to show the world that a Puerto Rican girl is not to be messed with—especially by a man. The only thing that matters to Angel, now, is providing for her son and earning enough tips at the club to complete her nursing degree along the way. Love is nowhere on her agenda.
Caleb “The Duke” Lewis is a star pitcher for the Bronx Bolts whose romantic escapades make delicious fodder for gossip columns. But lately he’s been trying to keep a lower profile—so much so that when he meets Angel, first while she’s in her nurse uniform and the next time behind the bar, she has no idea who Duke is, fails to fall for his obvious charm, and ends up throwing a drink in his face! She is the perfect woman for fool the tabloids into thinking he’s finally settling down. But what begins as a charade soon has Duke and Angel hurtling into a full-blown romance that rocks each of their worlds and begs the question: Is this the real deal—or are some love stories just too good to be true?

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sophia Rose reviews: We Were Killers Once by Becky Masterman

Today my pal Sophia Rose reviews, We Were Once Killers, by Becky Masterman #4 in her Brigid Quinn series.
Sophia Rose take it away!

We Were Killers Once by Becky Masterman
#4 Brigid Quinn
Publisher:  Minotaur Books
Published:  6.4.19
Pages:  320
ISBN:  1250074525
Rating: 4
Format: Paper ARC
Source:  Publisher
Sellers:  Amazon- Barnes& Noble - Kobo

GoodReads Blurb:
Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn returns in Becky Masterman's fourth stunning thriller

In 1959, a family of four were brutally murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. Perry Smith and Dick Hickok were convicted and executed for the crime, and the murders and their investigation and solution became the subject of Truman Capote's masterpiece, IN COLD BLOOD. But what if there was a third killer, who remained unknown? What if there was another family, also murdered, who crossed paths with this band of killers, though their murder remains unsolved? And what if Dick Hickok left a written confession, explaining everything?

Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn and her husband Carlo, a former priest and university professor, are trying to enjoy each other in this new stage in their lives. But a memento from Carlo's days as a prison chaplain--a handwritten document hidden away undetected in a box of Carlo's old things--has become a target for a man on the run from his past. Jerry Beaufort has just been released from prison after decades behind bars, and though he'd like to get on with living the rest of his life, he knows that somewhere there is a written record of the time he spent with two killers in 1959. Following the path of this letter will bring Jerry into contact with the last person he'll see as a threat: Brigid Quinn.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson

Ready for your next Summer must read, well lets head over the pond for this delightful romp, Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson. Plus Melonie's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a #Giveaway too.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 5-28-2019

 384 pp
Sometimes in Love #2




English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene—and quickens Bonnie's heart.

With his brilliant blue eyes, sexy accent, and irresistible charm, Theo Wharton is like a romantic hero straight out of a Jane Austen novel. When fate places Bonnie in England for a summer—conveniently close to Theo—she realizes a hot friends-with-benefits fling is exactly what she needs to start a fresh chapter. Just as Bonnie begins to believe she's falling in love, an eye-opening revelation into Theo's life makes Bonnie feel like she's wandered into one of her favorite books. Will Bonnie have the courage to risk her heart and turn the page with the dashing Brit to find her true happy ending after all?

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Review Sisters of Summer's End Interview with Lori Foster

I loved the first book in Lori Foster's new Summer Camp series, Cooper's Charm so when the opportunity came around for me to not only read and review book 2 Sisters of Summer's End but interview Lori I jumped at the chance. Plus Lori's fantastic publisher #Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: 6-11-2019

Summer Camp #2
 Harlequin/Netgalley for review



As the summer ends, friendship begins…

When single mom Joy Lee abandoned her old life to take a job at a lakeside resort, she found something that her family’s wealth and influence could never buy: peace of mind. Not easy to come by for the once-burned divorcée who keeps everyone at a distance. But when her new friend, Maris, dares her to take a chance with the drive-in’s charismatic new owner, everything changes for Joy and her young son.

A difficult childhood has left Maris Kennedy with definite priorities. Her job running Summer’s End, the camp store and café, comes first. Always. Nothing could ever make her risk that hard-won security—especially not her free-spirited colleague. But the more she encourages Joy to open herself up to new experiences, the more Maris begins to wonder what she, too, might be missing.

Learning how to trust will bring Joy and Maris together. And soon they form a friendship that leaves them as close as sisters—and open to love where they least expect it…in Summer’s End.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

#Giveaway Showcase A Cloud of Fraud by Linda Ferreri a Partners in Crime blog tour

Welcome to my stop on the A Cloud of Fraud by Linda Ferreri blog tour sponsored by #Partners in Crime Virtual Tours.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Low Country Dreams by Lee Tobin McClain

Hello friends today I'm excited to showcase book 2 in Lee Tobin McClain's Safe Haven series, Low Country Dreams. Lee's wonderful publisher #Harlequin is also sponsoring a #giveaway, details below.

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: 5-28-2019

Safe Haven #2
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible



Return to Safe Haven, where a new beginning with your first love is only a heartbeat away…
Yasmin Tanner has devoted her life to making other people’s dreams come true. But between running Safe Haven’s women’s center and caring for her brother, the long days—and lonely nights—are catching up with her…until Officer Liam O’Dwyer knocks on her door. She had good reasons for breaking Liam’s heart all those years ago, but that hasn’t made sharing their small town any easier. She’s missed him—that’s painfully clear to her now. But that’s not the only secret she’s keeping from him…

Ever since Yasmin left, Liam has kept his head down and his chin up. But when a woman from Yasmin’s women’s center goes missing, leaving her teenage son alone, it hits home for Liam. He’ll do whatever it takes to reunite this family…even work closely with the one woman he can’t forget. Yet as late summer days turn into cozy autumn nights rekindling the past, Liam suspects Yasmin is hiding something. And where her loyalties fall could mean the difference between lost love and a second chance at forever.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Review Dark Survivor trilogy by I. T. Lucas Awakened-Echoes of Love - Reunited

A girlfriend turned me onto the paranormal romance series, Children of the Gods by I.T. Lucas a while ago and I've never looked back. Her world building and storytelling are first rate and this series is seriously addictive.
The Dark Survivor trilogy are books 20-21 and 22 in the series
Buy at Amazon

Monday, June 3, 2019

Sophia Rose Reviews When Good Ghosts Get the Blues by Danielle Garrett Narrated by Amanda Ronconi

Today I once again turn to my friend and fellow blogger Sophia Rose who is reviewing a paranormal cozy mystery called When Good Ghosts Get the Blues by Danielle Garrett narrated by Amanda Ronconi

When Good Ghosts Get the Blues by Danielle Garrett
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
#3 Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published: 4.30.19
Time: 5 hours 2 minutes
Rating: 4
Narration Rating: 5
Format: MP3
Source: Tantor Audio
Sellers: Amazon