Monday, September 30, 2019

Showcase At Death's Door by Sherrilyn Kenyon

It's been a while since I've read Sherrilyn but I remember I loved her storytelling and I know I can't wait to sink my teeth into this new series. 
Enjoy the showcase

Publisher: Tor/Forge

Release Date: 9-10-2019

Deadman's Cross #3


#1 New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon brings us the latest adventure in the Deadman's Cross saga with At Death's Door, an epic pirate fantasy perfect for her millions of Dark-Hunter fans 

Welcome to the latest Deadmen’s Quest...
Valynda Moore was born cursed. So when she dies as the result of a spell gone wrong and is trapped in the body of a voodoo doll, she expects nothing else from her messed up life. Until Thorn, leader of the Hellchasers, offers her a chance at redemption and a new life.
But nothing has ever gone her way, for the Malachai, the very beast she and her crew of Deadmen have sworn to keep locked away, has risen. And this time he’s taken prisoners. Valynda must keep her wits about her or be denied her salvation and forced to watch as the entire world falls into the hands of absolute evil.
It’s a demon-eat-demon world where the stakes have never been higher and either redemption or the ultimate betrayal waits for her at Death’s Door.

Friday, September 27, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Review A Wedding in December Interview with Sarah Morgan

I love Sarah Morgan and her latest women's fiction is her best yet. All about family, in-laws, sisters, mother and daughters and marriage! Sarah's publisher Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway of a signed copy of Sarah's last book, One Summer in Paris,  details below

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: 9-24-2019

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This funny, charming and heartwarming new Christmas novel is USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan at her festive best!

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.

Rosie’s older sister, Katie, is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself! If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…

Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiancé but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived—how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget!

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One Summer In Paris
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Showcase The Bell of Treason The 1938 Munich Agreement in Czechoslovakia by P. E Caquet

Other Press has always got something controversial, exciting and unique, today I'm showcasing a book that's described as 
"a nail-biting story of diplomatic intrigue, perhaps the nearest thing to a morality play that history ever furnishes"
The Bell of Treason by P.E. Caquet

Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 9-24-2019



Drawing on a wealth of previously unexamined material, this staggering account sheds new light on the Allies’ responsibility for a landmark agreement that had dire consequences.

On returning from Germany on September 30, 1938, after signing an agreement with Hitler on the carve-up of Czechoslovakia, Neville Chamberlain addressed the British crowds: “My good friends…I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.” Winston Churchill rejoined: “You have chosen dishonor and you will have war.”

P. E. Caquet’s history of the events leading to the Munich Agreement and its aftermath is told for the first time from the point of view of the peoples of Czechoslovakia. Basing his work on previously unexamined sources, including press, memoirs, private journals, army plans, cabinet records, and radio, Caquet presents one of the most shameful episodes in modern European history. Among his most explosive revelations is the strength of the French and Czechoslovak forces before Munich; Germany’s dominance turns out to have been an illusion. The case for appeasement never existed.

The result is a nail-biting story of diplomatic intrigue, perhaps the nearest thing to a morality play that history ever furnishes. The Czechoslovak authorities were Cassandras in their own country, the only ones who could see Hitler’s threat for what it was, and appeasement as the disaster it proved to be. In Caquet’s devastating account, their doomed struggle against extinction and the complacency of their notional allies finally gets the memorial it deserves.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Showcase Highland Jewel by May McGoldrick

Today I'm showcasing #2 in May McGoldrick's Royal Highlander series, Highland Jewel

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 9-24-2019

Royal Highlander #2

The next book in the new lush Scottish historical series from USA Today bestselling author, May McGoldrick.

Maisie Murray’s sweet, docile exterior masks the courageous spirit of a firebrand determined to champion women’s suffrage with like-minded friends. But fighting for her principles has swept her directly into harm’s way—and into the arms of a man she cannot resist.

A trained officer with the Royal Highland Regiment, Niall Campbell has spent his life serving the Crown. Battle-weary and searching for peace, he nothing to do with trouble—until he meets Maisie. But unless Niall and Maisie can find a way to stand up to the destructive forces that threaten to divide them, long-buried secrets and political schemes are destined to stand in the way of the glorious love they’ve found…

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Showcase Christmas from the Heart by Shelia Roberts

Well I don't know about you all but I'm ready for some cooler weather, some homemade comfort food and my first of the season pie from the oven. That also means that the Christmas reading season is right around the corner and Shelia Roberts decided to gift readers early this year with her latest.
Publisher: Mira

Release Date: 9-24-2019


USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts takes readers to the charming, snowbound town of Pine River in this irresistible holiday romance.Sometimes you need to look beyond the big picture to see what really matters

Olivia Berg’s charity, Christmas from the Heart, has helped generations of families in need in Pine River, Washington, but this year might be the end of the road. Hightower Enterprises, one of their biggest donors since way back when Olivia’s grandmother ran the charity, has been taken over by Ebenezer Scrooge the Second, aka CFO Guy Hightower, and he’s declared there will be no more money coming to Christmas from the Heart.

Guy is simply being practical. Hightower Enterprises needs to tighten its belt, and when you don’t have money to spare, you don’t have money to share. You’d think even the pushy Olivia Berg could understand that.

With charitable donations dwindling, Olivia’s Christmas budget depends on Hightower’s contribution. She’s focused her whole life on helping this small town, even putting her love life on hold to support her mission.

When Guy’s Maserati breaks down at the edge of the Cascade foothills, he’s relieved to be rescued by a pretty young woman who drives him to the nearby town of Pine River. Until he realizes his rescuer is none other than Olivia Berg. What’s a Scrooge to do? Plug his nose and eat fruitcake and hope she doesn’t learn his true identity before he can get out of town. What could go wrong?

Friday, September 20, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Rival's Break by Carla Neggers

Rival's Break is the 10th book in Carla Neggers fantastic Sharpe and Donavan series. My copy of the book is anxiously waiting for my next free moment.
And one lucky reader can win a copy thanks to Carla's publisher details below

Publisher: Mira

Release Date: 8-27-2019

Sharpe & Donovan #10
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A deadly poisoning, a stolen painting and a criminal mastermind challenge the skills of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan as never before in their latest high-stakes case. New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers has crafted a gripping novel of international intrigue and suspense not to be missed.
Emma Sharpe is recovering from a shattering loss while her husband, Colin Donovan, is deep into his latest undercover mission. So they’re grateful to enjoy a peaceful autumn weekend together on the southern Maine coast to celebrate Colin’s brother Andy’s wedding.

But the peace is short-lived when Kevin Donovan, a marine patrol officer, receives a call to check on suspected food poisoning at a party aboard a yacht. Colin decides to tag along. He is surprised to recognize one of the victims as an undercover British intelligence officer, and it quickly becomes evident they’re dealing with something very sinister. At the same time a valuable painting by Irish artist Aoife O’Byrne—a friend of Emma and Colin’s—is missing from the yacht, and the connections make the investigation international and extremely personal.

Emma and Colin discover they are up against a deadly foe who plans to strike again. With the help of HIT, their small, elite Boston-based FBI team, they must foil an attack that will have devastating effects. It’s a case that will alter their lives beyond anything they’ve ever imagined…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Showcase Inheritance by Evelyn Toynton Other Press

Today I'm showcasing yet another gem by indie publisher Other Press

Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 9-17-2019



In this luminous novel about romance and illusion—and what’s left of love when they’re stripped away—an American Anglophile is drawn into the lives of a disintegrating aristocratic family.
After the sudden death of her husband, Annie Devereaux flees to England, site of the nostalgic fantasies her father spun for her before he deserted the family. A chance encounter in London leads Annie to cancel her return to New York and move in with Julian, the disaffected, moody son of Helena Denby, a famous British geneticist. As their relationship progresses, Annie meets Julian’s sisters Isabel and Sasha, each of them fragile in her own way, and becomes infatuated with visions of their idyllic childhood in England’s West Country. But the more she uncovers about Julian’s past, the more he explodes into rage and violence. Finally tearing herself away, Annie winds up adrift in London, rescued from her loneliness only when she and Isabel form an unexpected bond.

Slowly, with Isabel as her reluctant guide, Annie learns of the emotional devastation that Helena’s warped arrogance, her monstrous will to dominate, inflicted on her children. The family who once embodied Annie’s idealized conception of England is actually caught in a nightmare of betrayal and guilt that spirals inexorably into tragedy.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sophia Rose Reviews- Death Comes To Bath by Catherine Lloyd

Today I once again turn over the blog to my friend Sophia Rose who brings us her thoughts on this cozy from the English Regency period.

Death Comes to Bath by Catherine Lloyd, Narrated by Cat Gould
#6 Kurland St. Mary Mystery
Historical Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Tantor Audio
Published:  8.27.19
ISBN:  1496702123
Time:  8 hours 34 minutes
Rating: 4
Narrator Rating: 5
Format:  MP3
Source:  Tantor Audio
Sellers:  Amazon

ADD TO: GoodReads:

GoodReads Blurb:
On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone's health . . .
After Sir Robert's injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lucy insists they relocate from the village of Kurland St. Mary to Bath, along with her sister Anna, so that Robert can take the waters and recover.

At the Roman baths, Robert befriends an elderly and pugnacious businessman, Sir William Benson, ennobled by the Crown for his service to industry. Their acquaintance is short-lived, however, when the man is found drowned in the baths. Robert vows to find his killer, with Lucy's aid.

The members of Sir William's family seem the most obvious suspects to benefit from the wealthy man's death, but his will has gone missing. To deduce who sent Sir William to a watery grave, Robert and Lucy must investigate with the utmost discretion—before they too find themselves in over their heads .

Sophia Rose's Review:

I spotted this series a little while ago and just now had the chance to give it a go.  I love reading books from the English Regency period and adding in a mystery becomes icing on the cake. 

This was obviously a series that had been out for a while and, as I discovered, while listening, it probably would have worked much better getting it in order since the romance, family, and friend relationships developed over the course of the series.

Now, that said, the mystery was restricted to this book and the primary players in the mystery were all new and introduced as well as the setting so, in a sense, it was pretty easy to read/listen to it as a standalone or out of order.

I had a good time on the case with Robert and Lucy who were an interesting pair in their own right along with their friends and Lucy's sister.  The mystery was joined by a few personal plot threads from their circle of family and friends.  The Regency background along with the Bath setting were well written.
It did pace out slower and had a few small lag moments, but I didn't mind since it got back going readily enough.

This was my first time experiencing Cat Gould's narration work and I thought she was a fab match for this style of story and a period mystery.  I liked the way she voiced the main players and the servants for gender, age, and class and I liked her pace and tone throughout.

All in all, this was a fun and engaging historical cozy mystery that made me eager to go back to the beginning of the series and start from there to get the whole backstory as well as progress forward when the next book in the series releases.  Definitely recommend.

Author Bio:
Catherine Lloyd was born just outside London, England, into a large family of dreamers, artists, and history lovers. She completed her education with a master’s degree in history at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and uses the skills she gained there to research and write her historical mysteries. Catherine currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and youngest daughter..

Sophia’s Bio:

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Audible review The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown

I accidentally found Carolyn Brown through an Amazon sale and she is quickly becoming a favorite author. Although she deals with heavy duty issues her writing style is calming and easy paced that allows the reader/listener to really get to know the characters. I really enjoyed this family drama I hope you get a chance to too!

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Release Date: 2-27-2018

 8 hours-42 minutes
Buy It: Audible

Add To: Goodreads


A bittersweet inheritance reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.
When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as “sometimes sisters.” They connected only during the summer month they’d all spend at their grandmother’s rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building, and ten years have passed since they’ve all been together—in fact, they’ve rarely spoken, and it broke their grandmother’s heart.

Now she’s gone, leaving Annie’s Place to her granddaughters—twelve cabins, a small house, a café, a convenience store, and a lot of family memories. It’s where Dana, Harper, and Tawny once shared so many good times. They’ve returned, sharing only hidden regrets, a guarded mistrust, and haunting guilt. But now, in this healing summer place, the secrets that once drove them apart could bring them back together—especially when they discover that their grandmother may have been hiding something, too…

To overcome the past and find future happiness, these “sometimes sisters” have one more chance to realize they are always family.

An Amazon Charts bestseller.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Showcase A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham

When I saw this title come across my desk I knew I had to feature it unfortunately because of the flooding I wasn't able to get the review done in time for the post so stay tuned for that soon.

Publisher: St Martin's Press

Release Date: 7-30-2019

Highland Georgia #1
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The timeless romance, soaring passion—and gorgeous men—of Scotland come to modern-day America. And the rules of love will never be the same…

Isabel Buchanan is fiery, funny, and never at a loss for words. But she is struck speechless when her mother returns from a trip to Scotland with a six-foot-tall, very handsome souvenir. Izzy’s mother is so infatuated by the fellow that Izzy has to plan their annual Highland Games all by herself. Well, not completely by herself. The Highlander’s strapping young nephew has come looking for his uncle…

Alasdair Blackmoor has never seen a place as friendly as this small Georgia town—or a girl as brilliant and beguiling as Izzy. Instead of saving his uncle, who seems to be having a lovely time, Alasdair decides he’d rather help Izzy with the Highland Games. Show her how to dance like a Highlander. Drink like a Highlander. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love with a Highlander. But when the games are over, where do they go from here?

“Laura Trentham creates a romance that is both extremely sensual and phenomenal.”
—Fresh Fiction

Thursday, September 12, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan

I can't wait to read T.M. Logan's newest thriller, I bet after the showcase you'll want to read it too!

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 9-10-2019

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From T.M. Logan, the bestselling author of Lies, comes 29 Seconds, a sensational new thriller that explores what happens when a split second thought of revenge takes on a life of its own.

“Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear.”

Sarah is a young professor struggling to prove herself in a workplace controlled by the charming and manipulative Alan Hawthorne. A renowned scholar and television host, Hawthorne rakes in million-dollar grants for the university where Sarah works—so his inappropriate treatment of female colleagues behind closed doors has gone unchallenged for years. And Sarah is his newest target.

When Hawthorne's advances become threatening, Sarah is left with nowhere to turn. Until the night she witnesses an attempted kidnapping of a young child on her drive home, and impulsively jumps in to intervene. The child’s father turns out to be a successful businessman with dangerous connections—and her act of bravery has put this powerful man in her debt. He gives Sarah a burner phone and an unbelievable offer. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that can make all her problems disappear.

No consequences. No traces. All it takes is a 29-second phone call.

Because everyone has a name to give. Don’t they?