Thursday, October 31, 2019

#Giveaway Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane

Ms. Lane was a new to me author until I read her WWII saga, Wives of War, now I'm a big fan and this Christmas novel is waiting on my shelf. Luckily you can enter to win a copy thanks to her publisher St. Martin's Press, giveaway details below.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 10/29/2019

 304 pp
River Ranch Novel #3


Billionaires, cowboys, and romance collide during the holidays in this next book in the River Ranch series!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Ford family ranch. Will one cowboy’s homecoming be the greatest gift of all?

He left town and never looked back.
Cody Ford is a Wall Street honcho with humble Texas roots. This holiday season, he’d be content to just stay in New York and not face his family—and dodge their questions about when and with whom he plans to settle down. . .and if he will do so back at home. But his father isn’t getting any younger, and Cody doesn’t want to miss any last chances to see him and the rest of the folks back on the ranch. The last person Cody was expecting to see? His one-time girlfriend, Lexi Murphy, who’s been working as his dad’s new live-in nurse.

She never forgot him. Can she ever forgive him?
Lexi still holds a grudge against Cody. Back then, the college-bound heartthrob believed he was too good for a small-town girl like Lexi. But now Cody can’t help but see her in a whole new light. Could it be that this beautiful single mother with an unbeatable can-do spirit is the one he’s been waiting for all along? That depends on whether Cody can prove to Lexi that, this time, he means business—and if a sudden snowstorm can lend just the right amount of Christmas magic to help move things along. . .

“Lane warms hearts of readers across the globe.”
—RT Book Reviews

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Showcase The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland

The fabulous cover, interesting premise and rave reviews have this novel high on my shelf. I'm sure when you learn a bit about it it'll be on your shelf too!

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffen

Release Date: 10-29-2019



For fans of Josie Silver's One Day in December, The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae is a wholly original, charismatic, and uplifting novel that no reader will soon forget.

Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that—just in time—saved her life. Now, finally, she can be a normal twenty-eight-year-old. She can climb a mountain. Dance. Wait in line all day for tickets to Wimbledon.

But first, she has to put one foot in front of the other. So far, things are as bloody complicated as ever. Her relationship with her mother is at a breaking point and she wants to find her father. Then there's Lennox, whom Ailsa loved and lost. Will she ever find love again?

Her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it. From the hospital to her childhood home, on social media and IRL, Ailsa will embark on a journey about what it means to be, and feel, alive. How do we learn to be brave, to accept defeat, to dare to dream?

From Stephanie Butland, author of The Lost for Words Bookshop, The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae will warm you from the inside out.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Showcase - If: A Mother's Memoir by Lise Marzouk

If you've been following this blog you'll know that I've recently found this fantastic indie publishing house Other Press they have a wide range of offerings and they're all fabulous like the one I'm showcasing today If: A Mother's Memoir. 

Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 10-29-2019



An eloquent, heartfelt account of a young boy’s fight with cancer and of a mother’s determination and resilience, which see their family through to his recovery.
As her ten-year-old son sits at the kitchen table one evening, Lise Marzouk inspects his mouth and discovers an unusual growth, which doctors later confirm is cancerous. When he is hospitalized at the Curie Institute in Paris for lymphoma treatment, Lise finds herself torn between two worlds, one at his bedside, and the other at home with her two younger children, struggling to maintain a sense of stability in their lives. And so she writes–of their fears and doubts, but also of their moments of tenderness and joy–and through these memories, stories, and reveries, she arrives at a deeper understanding of herself as a woman, a mother, and a writer.

Brimming with a rebellious sense of hope, If offers an intimate look at how a mother’s love and support enabled her family to come out of a devastating experience stronger and more connected.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Showcase Almost Home poems by Madisen Kuhn

If you love poem collections as much as I do get a copy of Madisen Kuhn's latest, Almost Home. This poetry and prose collection explores the meaning of “home” and the profound discovery of finding it within oneself by the Instagram poet and author of the exquisite Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Gallery Books

Release Date: 10-1-2019




In this stunning third collection from Madisen Kuhn, Madisen eloquently analyzes some of life’s universal themes within the framework of a house. Whether it’s the garden, the bedroom, or the front porch, Madisen takes you into her own “home,” sharing some of the most intimate parts of her life so that you might also, someday, feel free to share some of yours.

Filled with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations from Melody Hansen, this boldly intimate, preternaturally wise, and emotionally candid collection encourages you to consider what home means to you—whether it’s in the lush, green-lawned suburbs or a city apartment—and, more importantly, explores how you can find it even when home feels like it’s on the far-off horizon.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sophia Rose Reviews Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen

Today I once again turn the blog over to friend and fellow blogger Sophia Rose who's reviewing another fantastic historical mystery, Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen.

Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen
#1 A Woman of WWII Mystery
Historical Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Published:  11.5.19
Pages: 320
Rating 4
Format: eARC
Source:  Net Galley
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The start of an exciting new World War II historical mystery series featuring charming, quirky Air Raid Warden Poppy Redfern....

Summer 1942. The world has been at war for three long and desperate years. In the remote English village of Little Buffenden, the Redfern family's house and farmland has been requisitioned by the War Office as a new airfield for the American Air Force.

The village's Air Raid Warden, twentysomething Poppy Redfern, spends her nights patrolling the village and her days writing a novel of passion. It is a far cry from the experience of the other young women in town: within days, two of the village's prettiest girls are dating American airmen and Little Buffenden considers the "Friendly Invasion" to be a success.

But less than a week later, Doreen Newcombe, the baker's daughter; and the popular Ivy Wantage are both found dead. Poppy realizes that her community has been divided by murder, and the mistrust and suspicion of their new American neighbors threatens to tear this town, already grappling with the horrors of war, apart. Poppy decides to start her own investigation, but she soon unearths some unfortunate secrets and long-held grudges. She will have no choice but to lay a trap for a killer so perilously close to home, she might very well become the next victim....

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

By Design by J Boykin Baker Audio Blitz a Caffeinated PR tour

Are you looking for a sweet southern romance? One filled with recipes, swoons and lessons? Then grab your earbuds and download By Design by J Boykin Baker. Narrated by Hallie Ricardo and produced by The Audio Flow, this is the first audio in the By Design, contemporary romance series. Learn more and enter the fabulous giveaway below. By Design

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Macmillan Audio review of Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston

When I saw that Secrets of the Chocolate House by favorite author Paula Brackston was and October Macmillan Audio offering I knew I needed to listen to it. And I'm so glad I did

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Release Date: 10-22-2019

Found Things #2
 Macmillan Audio for review
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The second audiobook in a bewitching series "brimming with charm and charisma" that will make "fans of Outlander rejoice!" (Woman's World Magazine)

New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston returns to the Found Things series with Secrets of the Chocolate House.

After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough. She tells herself she must forget about Samuel and leave him in the past where he belongs. With the help of her new friends, she does her best to move on, focusing instead on the success of her and Flora’s antique shop.

But there are still things waiting to be found, still injustices needing to be put right, still voices whispering to Xanthe from long ago about secrets wanting to be shared.

While looking for new stock for the shop, Xanthe hears the song of a copper chocolate pot. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past.

This time she'll meet her most dangerous adversary. This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. This time she will discover her true destiny. Will that destiny allow her to return home? And will she be able to save Samuel when his own fate seems to be sealed?

Friday, October 18, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Review Waiting for the Messiah Interview with author Sheldon Greene

I absolutely love the range of genres and authors that the publicity firm Author/Guide represents and when I saw Waiting For The Messiah come across my desk I knew I needed to read it and find out more about the author.  I was surprised that Waiting For The Messiah is book 3 in a trilogy but happy that it could be read as a stand a-lone. What I found out about the author made me want to read more by Sheldon Greene, I hope it does the same for you. Author/Guide is sponsoring a Giveaway of Waiting For The Messiah, details below.

Publisher: BookBaby

Release Date: 10-15-2019

American Quartet #3
 Author/Guide for review



When the Bolton Jewish Community converts a disused retirement home to a boarding school and hires a Russian refugee to direct it and the retirees as staff, the small town of Bolton, Pennsylvania celebrates the change. But when the director admits a Palestinian boy, schedules Palestine National Day and a fundraiser for a Catholic homeless shelter, the family that endowed the retirement home fifty years earlier sues to regain their trust fund. This action sets in motion a series of events that results in the notion that the school director might be Jesus Christ himself. But is he?Waiting for the Messiah, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed novel Lost and Found, is a modern-day imagining of the second coming of Christ to a small Jewish community. Full of warmth, humor and the celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinary, it appeals to the faithful of all religions and iconoclasts alike.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Audible Review The Scribe, The Singer, The Secret books 1-3 in Elizabeth Hunter's Irin Chronicles

A fellow blogger turned me on to Elizabeth Hunter's Irin Chronicles with her review of The Scribe and she did warn me there was the dreaded "cliffhanger" at the end because the first three books in her series, The Scribe, The Singer and The Secret are actually about one love story and the set up to the series. So I decided the only way to fairly review them was together.

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My Review(s):

Elizabeth Hunter’s Irin Chronicles series starts off with a bang from the heavenly realm, it’s the perfect blend of urban fantasy and romance and will leave readers/listeners never looking at angels the same way again.

When I finished book one of Hunter’s Irin Chronicles series, The Scribe and it left me more confused than enlightened I decided to binge read books two and three because they ultimately tell one story/relationship/romance and are the building blocks to her inventive Irin fantasy world. So I decided to review the three together. Luckily after these three she reverts back to one relationship per book so be patient.

Her characters are a heady list of legends, myths and nightmares. The Irin and their female counterparts Irina (singers); an ancient race bound to protect humankind they are the distant descendants of the Forgiven, angels who fell from heaven but were forgiven and welcomed back.  Fallen Angels powerful beings who have chosen to fall from heaven and stay on earth and their offspring the Gregori who are the mortal enemy of the Irin

The stars of books 1-3 are Ava a human photojournalist who has been plagued by “voices” her entire life and often wondered if she was insane and a four hundred year old Irin Scribe Malachi but readers/listeners are also introduced slowly to Irin and Irina society and Malachi’s contemporaries and his enemies the Gregori plus Ava’s history is slowly revealed as well.

The plot is an intoxicating mix of mystery, fantasy and romance and Hunter takes the audience on quite the journey of exotic settings, Istanbul, Budapest, and Cappadocia and other places in both Western and Eastern Europe.

The narrative is easy to understand even when she throws in a foreign word or two and the pace is steady for the most part speeding up nicely for the magical battles.

Fans of urban fantasy and Paranormal romance will find this series engaging and refreshing in a genre that often is filled with same old same old.
The Narration of Zachary Weber (who I’ve enjoyed before) does a really nice job. He’s a good narrator and is proficient with both female and males voices plus the various accents.

Series set up: humans share the planet with otherworldly beings, the Irin, sworn to protect humankind - descendants of the Forgiven; angels who fell from heaven, mated with humans then returned when the creator called them home. Their society has been in tumult since the Rending two hundred years ago when their enemies The Gregori decimated their race. The Fallen; angels who fell but did not return and who with their children The Gregori enjoy causing havock and harm to both the Irin and humankind.

The Scribe:
In Hunter’s Irin Chronicles series debut, The Scribe, Ava Matheson has heard voices all her life and is in Istanbul to meet yet another doctor who says he can help her when she meets a handsome stranger. When Malachi an Irin Scribe sees a group of Gregori approaching Ava he takes it upon himself to be her protector not knowing who or what she is or what destiny has in store for them.  Behind the scenes Fallen Angels are plotting and planning but no one knows why or what the outcome will be.

The Singer:
In book two Malachi is mortally wounded by an enemy who had possession of an angelic weapon and Ava, in mourning and under the protection of his Irin brothers is on her way to a haven where other Irinas (singers) have been in hiding since the Rending to learn how to use her magic. But unbeknown to Ava the creator has answered her prayer when she begged Malachi to return to her and he awakens without memories with only her voice in his head and he knows whatever else he must do he must find her. As Malachi finds his way to his beloved the machinations of the Fallen are beginning to become clearer and the battle lines are taking shape but there are still many secrets to be revealed.

The Secret:
In book three Malachi and Ava are still recovering after Malachi’s miraculous rebirth. They and their new and old allies are en-route to Vienna the Irin stronghold where they are about to shake up Irin society when the Irinas return to reclaim their seats on the Irin council they abandoned after the Rending left them reeling. There are new allies and their angelic enemies are also preparing for an epic battle.

About the author:
ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family. She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide. She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Showcase Christmas Angels by NANCY NAIGLE

Who's ready for holiday reads? And who better to read than an author who specializes in fantastic Christmas novels, Nancy Naigle. This year her holiday themed novel is Christmas Angels.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Release Date: 10-15-2019




A heartwarming Christmas story filled with the magic and miracles of the holiday season by USA Today Bestselling author, Nancy Naigle.

Growing up, Liz Westmoreland dreamed of taking over her grandparents inn located in the small mountain town of Antler Creek only for it to be sold before she ever got the chance. While browsing the internet, she stumbles upon a listing for what looks to be the picturesque inn and it’s set to go to auction. Liz places a bid, and by a miracle, wins the auction. But when she gets there she finds the property in significant disrepair.

When Matt Hardy narrowly lost the inn and property that butted his land, he just hoped it wasn't another city slicker coming to make matters worse after the previous owners gutted the place for an art gallery. But the minute he recognized the sweet, freckle-faced girl from his childhood and heard her plans to reopen the inn, he jumps at the chance to help his childhood crush restore a place where he made so many fond memories.

While working on repairs, Liz and Matt discover her grandmother’s collection of angels in one of the cabins. When the angels start mysteriously showing up all over the inn, she begins to look at them as reassurance—that restoring the inn is what she's meant to do. But when an accident leaves Liz feeling like she made a mistake, will Matt—and the residents of Antler Cre
ek—be able to show Liz that she's found a home? And possibly true love as well?

Here's a link to a review of Christmas Angels by fellow blogger Jenea at Jenea's Book Obsession

Monday, October 14, 2019

Harlequin Feed Good Project announces the recipients of The Creator Fund

Harlequin's Feel Good Project Announces the 2019 Creator Fund Recipients

New York, Toronto, October 3, 2019 - Harlequin, a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction, is proud to announce the first recipients of the Creator Fund. The four projects selected include both a television and movie treatment and two novels. Harlequin started the Creator Fund to attract and support female writers who tell feel-good stories with a unique point of view.

“The selected Creator Fund recipients add to Harlequin’s seventy-year history of publishing female storytellers. We’re excited to shine a light on their stories and reach new readers and viewers who love feel-good entertainment,” shares Merjane Schoueri, Feel Good Project Director.

More than three hundred entries from across the US and Canada were reviewed by our panel of judges that included Entertainment One’s Isabel Gomez-Moriana, Director, Scripted Development, Television, Canada and Chris Bell, Vice President, Scripted Development, Television, Canada as well as, Ted Ellis, President of Creator, and Harlequin executives Loriana Sacilotto, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Harlequin Trade Publishing, and Brent Lewis, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Harlequin Brand Group. The four recipients will receive financial support in addition to editorial mentorship.

Friday, October 11, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Sophia Rose Reviews The Giver of Stars & Q&A with author Jojo Moyes

Today Sophia Rose graces the blog with yet another fantastic review plus she's got an author Q&A and a #Giveaway to share with my readers here on The Reading Frenzy.  Thanks Sophia Rose!!! Giveaway Details below

The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Pamela Dorman
Published: 10.8.19
Pages: 400
ISBN:  0399562486
Rating: 4.5
Format:  Hardback
Source:  Penguin Viking
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GoodReads Blurb:
Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky.

What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they’re committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Birth Right by Julian Iragorri & Lou Aronica a Providence Book Promotions tour

Birth Right

by Julian Iragorri and Lou Aronica

on Tour October 1 - November 30, 2019


Birth Right by Julian Iragorri and Lou Aronica
In the mid-sixties, a young woman and a young man meet and begin the romance that will define their lives throughout the decades. In the early nineties, two young men meet and forge a friendship that will propel both into newfound worlds. Today, those same two men face a reality that could change the course of the world . . . and a fantasy that both have only dared to imagine. How these three stories come together is the driving pulse of BIRTH RIGHT, a novel about despots and rulers, spouses and lovers, friendship and brotherhood. Playing out at once on the most global and the most intimate of stages, it is a story about the power one is born into and the power one earns and, at its very heart, the power of love.

Book Details

Genre: Literary Fiction Published by: The Story Plant Publication Date: September 7th 2019 Number of Pages: 224 ISBN: 1611882664 (ISBN13: 9781611882667) Purchase Links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Showcase Downton Abbey The Official Film Companion

Today on the blog we're heading back to Highclere Castle with St. Martin's Press's fantastic coffee table book for the Downton Abbey addict. We're going upstairs, downstairs outside and inside with cover to cover pictures and behind the scenes goings on from the just released movie. Plus interviews with the characters and the creator Julian Fellows below is just a tiny sampling of the beautiful pictures in the book. This would be the perfect holiday gift for a family member or friend who just can't get enough of Downton Abbey.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 09-17-2019



The official tie-in book for Downton Abbey, the full-length feature film.

Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion is a stunning memento, bringing the world and the characters of our favorite fictional country house to life. Featuring spectacular photographs from the production, interviews with the cast and crew, and a look into the historical and geographical backdrop of the film, this official guide to the Downton Abbey film is made to be treasured and loved by fans across the globe.

The film revolves around the King and Queen making an official visit to Downton in 1927, and not only sees the return of all the main cast from the final television series, but also introduces some great British actors to the world of Downton, as we meet the royal family and their retinue. The accompanying book is lavishly illustrated with stunning shots from both behind and in front of the camera, which capture some wonderful off-guard moments during filming, as well as the original costume illustrations.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Interview The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

What's better than sitting down with a pumpkin spiced latte wrapped up in your favorite fall throw and settling in for a good Halloween themed read, nothing! And when I saw Diana Biller's debut The Widow Of Rose House cross my desk I knew this was one I needed to sink my teeth into so be on the lookout soon for my review. In the mean time be sure to read my interview with the author and enter to win a copy for yourself thanks to her publisher St. Martin's Press. Details below

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Release Date: 10-8-2019



** A "MOST ANTICIPATED ROMANCE" of 2019 (BookPage) **

A young widow restores a dilapidated mansion with the assistance of a charming, eccentric genius, only to find the house is full of dangerous secrets in this effervescent Gilded Age romantic comedy debut

It’s 1875, and Alva Webster has perfected her stiff upper lip after three years of being pilloried in the presses of two continents over fleeing her abusive husband. Now his sudden death allows her to return to New York to make a fresh start, restoring Liefdehuis, a dilapidated Hyde Park mansion, and hopefully her reputation at the same time.

However, fresh starts aren’t as easy as they seem, as Alva discovers when stories of a haunting at Liefdehuis begin to reach her. But Alva doesn’t believe in ghosts. So when the eccentric and brilliant professor Samuel Moore appears and informs her that he can get to the bottom of the mystery that surrounds Liefdehuis, she turns him down flat. She doesn’t need any more complications in her life—especially not a handsome, convention-flouting, scandal-raising one like Sam. Unfortunately, though Alva is loath to admit it, Sam, a pioneer in electric lighting and a member of the nationally-adored Moore family of scientists, is the only one who can help. Together, the two delve into the tragic secrets wreathing Alva’s new home while Sam attempts to unlock Alva’s history—and her heart.

Set during the Gilded Age in New York City, The Widow of Rose House is a gorgeous debut by Diana Biller, with a darkly Victorian Gothic flair and an intrepid and resilient American heroine guaranteed to delight readers.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

#GIVEAWAY Showcase The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy

Exiled rulers, romance and fantasy and #1 in a brand new series is right up my alley so when The Orchid Throne showed up at my door I knew It needed to be featured on the blog. St. Martin's Press is offering a #giveaway too see below for details.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: 9-4-2019

Forgotten Empires #1


In the Forgotten Empires magic is forbidden, dreams are destiny, and love is the greatest power of all…
As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Lia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…

Conrí, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Lia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?

“A lush… perilous and passionate world.”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Audible Review The Lilac Bouquet by Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown is quickly becoming a go to author for me, especially her Texas tales are heartbreaking and heartwarming The Lilac Bouquet is one of my favorites. 

The Lilac Bouquet

By: Carolyn Brown
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
By from Audible



Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

Seth isn't happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn't want a "babysitter" - much less a Massey - something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan's grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble a Partners in Crime virtual tour

Strands of Truth

by Colleen Coble

on Tour September 9 - October 4, 2019


Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble
Strands of Harper Taylor’s childhood are resurfacing—but will the truth save her . . . or pull her under?

Harper Taylor is used to being alone— after all, she grew up in one foster home after another. Oliver Jackson finally took her under his wing when she was a runaway teenager, and now Harper pours her marine biology knowledge into Oliver’s pen shell research. But she’s never stopped wishing for a family of her own.

So when a DNA test reveals a half-sister living just two hours away, Harper is both hopeful and nervous. Over warm cinnamon rolls, Harper and Annabelle find striking similarities in their stories. Is it just a coincidence that both their mothers died tragically, without revealing Harper and Annabelle’s father’s name?

Oliver’s son Ridge still sees Harper as a troubled teen even all these years later. But when Oliver is attacked, Ridge and Harper find themselves working together to uncover dangerous secrets that threaten to destroy them all. They must unravel her past before they can have any hope for the future.

Book Details:

Genre: Romantic Supsense
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: September 10th 2019
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 0718085906 (ISBN13: 9780718085902)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Robyn Carr Named 2019 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Inductee

That's right fellow fans Robyn Carr is going into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, oh but that's not all. 
Read on!
The University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to announce the 32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees: #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr is the 2019 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee, and Caleb S. Cage will receive the Silver Pen award.

In celebration of this year’s honorees, the University Libraries invites literary enthusiasts to join us for An Evening with Robyn Carr and Caleb S. Cage on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reno Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Reno located at One South Lake Street. Tickets are on sale now and space is limited.

“The Nevada Writers Hall of Fame is a time to celebrate the works of Nevada authors,” Dean of University Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies, Kathlin Ray said. “Robyn’s historical and contemporary romance novels, as well as her suspense novel, non-fiction work, short stories, articles and even screenplays demonstrate she is well worth celebrating! We look forward to honoring the many contributions Robyn has made to further strengthen Nevada’s rich and vibrant literary landscape.”

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Showcase I Will Never See The World Again by Ahmet Altan translated from the Turkish by Yasemin Çongar

Frequent guests will know how much I love Other Press, an indie firm I learned of when one of my contacts went to work there and even though she's gone my love for this press remains. I hope you want to read as much as I do this heartbreaking memoir.

Publisher: Other Press

Release Date: 10-1-2019




A resilient Turkish writer’s inspiring account of his imprisonment that provides crucial insight into political censorship amidst the global rise of authoritarianism.
The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I am unaware of my destiny, which has perhaps already been decided, just as he was unaware of his. I suffer the pathetic torment of profound helplessness, just as he did.
Like a cursed oracle, I foresaw my future years ago not knowing that it was my own.
Confined in a cell four meters long, imprisoned on absurd, Kafkaesque charges, novelist Ahmet Altan is one of many writers persecuted by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s oppressive regime. In this extraordinary memoir, written from his prison cell, Altan reflects upon his sentence, on a life whittled down to a courtyard covered by bars, and on the hope and solace a writer’s mind can provide, even in the darkest places.