Tuesday, August 31, 2021

#MacmillanAudio Review of Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy narrated by Saskia Maarleveld

Today I'm reviewing the Macmillan Audio edition of a haunting brilliant novel, an instant bestseller from the author who brought us Migrations. This will be on all literature lovers keeper shelf.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 08-03-2021
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Audible



From the author of the beloved national best seller Migrations, a pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands.

Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing 14 gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska.

Inti is not the woman she once was, either, changed by the harm she’s witnessed - inflicted by humans on both the wild and each other. Yet as the wolves surprise everyone by thriving, Inti begins to let her guard down, even opening herself up to the possibility of love. But when a farmer is found dead, Inti knows where the town will lay blame. Unable to accept her wolves could be responsible, Inti makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn’t make the kill, then who did? And what will Inti do when the man she is falling for seems to be the prime suspect?

Propulsive and spell-binding, Charlotte McConaghy's Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves - if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

"Another triumph for a rising fiction star, offering an intensely realized world for readers to get lost in.” (BookPage, starred review)

Monday, August 30, 2021

Cover Reveal- Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner author of The Jane Austen Society


I am super psyched to bring you this cover reveal from the author of The Jane Austen Society, Natalie Jenner. Her upcoming novel features Evie Stone, one of the star characters from her debut.
Sit back relax and let me tell you all about it!

It  all started with Natalie's debut novel, The Jane Austen Society which became an almost instant bestseller and rightfully so. The novel features a group of Jane Austen fans who want to save her last home. One of the characters in the novel, Evie Stone is one of the stars of Natalie's upcoming novel.

Here is a link to my blog post about The Jane Austen Society including my review-https://bit.ly/2ZBe1KT

Friday, August 27, 2021

Showcase: All Night Long With A Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

Today on the blog I'm showcasing the latest in Caitlin Crews's Kittredge Ranch series, All Night Long With A Cowboy.

ISBN-13: 9781250750006
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: 08-24-2021
Length: 368pp 
Kittredge Ranch #2
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



USA Today bestseller Caitlin Crews returns with All Night Long with a Cowboy," another emotional romance in her stunning cowboy series Kittredge Ranch.

If you play with fire…

One of the most notorious cowboys in Cold River, Jensen Kittredge always has willing women with sweet smiles vying for a place in his bed. So when the prissy high school librarian sidles up to him in the most disreputable bar in town with a scowl on her face, he has no idea what to make of it. Much less the attraction he feels toward the bespectacled creature who wants something from him… but not that. Yet.

Someone gets burned…

Harriett Barnett doesn’t care for dens of iniquity— or the insolent cowboy she certainly shouldn’t find attractive. But one of her students needs her help, and if she needs to corral the infamous Jensen to save him, she will. Trouble is, the town’s favorite Kittredge brother is a lot more than she bargained for. Harriett's happy little life is orderly and neat, just how she likes it—until Jensen blows it all apart with his particular brand of addictive passion. Can a modern-day schoolmarm really tame the wildest cowboy in town? Or is Harriet headed for a terrible fall?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Showcase: Nicotine A Love Story Up In Smoke by by GREGOR HENS Translated by JEN CALLEJA

My copy of this book just arrived and I can not wait to dig into it, a former smoker's look at the embodiment of his almost life long dependence on Nicotine. I know from experience that there is no louder voice against smoking then from an ex-smoker so I'm excited to see what this ex-smoker has to say.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-052-4
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 8-24-2021
Length: 208pp

Buy It: Publisher/Amazon/B&N/ IndieBound


By turns philosophical and darkly comic, an ex-smoker’s meditation on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction.

Written with the passion of an obsessive, Nicotine addresses a lifelong addiction, from the thrill of the first drag to the perennial last last cigarette. Reflecting on his experiences as a smoker from a young age, Gregor Hens investigates the irreversible effects of nicotine on thought and patterns of behavior. He extends the conversation with other smokers to meditations on Mark Twain and Italo Svevo, the nature of habit, and the validity of hypnosis. With comic insight and meticulous precision, Hens deconstructs every facet of dependency, offering a brilliant analysis of the psychopathology of addiction.

This is a book about the physical, emotional, and psychological power of nicotine as not only an addictive drug, but also a gateway to memory, a long trail of streetlights in the rearview mirror of a smoker’s life. Cigarettes are sometimes a solace, sometimes a weakness, but always a witness and companion.

This is a meditation, an ode, and a eulogy, one that will be passed hand-to-hand between close friends.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Gone Hunting by Cecy Robson Cover Reveal Caffeinated PR

Gone Hunting, the prequel that takes us back to Aric Conner and Celia Wird's first encounter in the mountains of Colorado, has a fresh look. Whether you are a fan of Cecy Robson's Weird Girl Urban Fantasy series or a new reader, you'll want to devour their story. Check out the cover, read an excerpt, download your copy and enter to win!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews: Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong

I think this is the first time I've had Sophia Rose back to back on the blog, today she's reviewing the Tantor Audio edition of the first in a brand new Urban Fantasy Series by Kelley Armstrong, Cursed Luck.

Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong, narrated by Carly Robins

#1 Cursed Luck

Urban Fantasy

Publisher:  Tantor Audio

Published: 5.4.21

Time:  12 hours 20 minutes


Rating: 4 stars

Narrating: 5 stars

Format: MP3

Source:  Tantor Audio

Sellers:  AmazonAudible

ADD TO: GoodReads


GoodReads Blurb:

Kennedy Bennett comes from a long line of curse weavers. For centuries, her family has plied their trade in Unstable, Massachusetts, a quirky small town that’s welcomed paranormal practitioners since the dawn of spiritualism. Kennedy has recently struck out on her own, opening an antiques shop in Boston, where her specialty is uncursing and reselling hexed objects.

Then Aiden Connolly walks into her life with an offer she really should refuse. The scion of a wealthy family of luck workers, Aiden has a scheme to get his hands on the most famous cursed object of all: the mythical Necklace of Harmonia. He’s not the only one after the necklace, though. And he’s not the only one looking for a curse weaver to fix it. Kennedy’s sisters are kidnapped, she finds herself plunged into the underbelly of the magical world where even Aidan soon finds himself in over his head.


Monday, August 23, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews: Death at the Crystal Palace by Jennifer Ashely

Today I welcome Sophia Rose back to the blog this time to review #5 in Jennifer Ashely's Kat Holloway Mysteries, Death At The Crystal Palace. This series has been on my wish list for a while and every time I read one of Sophia Rose's fantastic reviews it goes up a rung or two on the ladder.

Death at the Crystal Palace by Jennifer Ashley

#5 Kat Holloway Mysteries

Historical Mystery

Publisher:  Berkley

Published: 7.6.21

Pages:  336


Rating: 4.5 stars

Format: eARC

Source:  Net Galley

Sellers:  Amazon/ Barnes and Noble /Kobo

ADD TO: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57837035-death-at-the-crystal-palaceGoodReads


GoodReads Blurb:

While attending an exhibition at the Crystal Palace, young cook Kat Holloway is approached by a woman in distress. Lady Covington is a wealthy widow convinced that her entire family is trying to kill her. Kat feels compelled to help, and she escorts the lady home to discover whether she is delusional or in true danger.

It is quickly apparent that the threat is all too real, and Kat promises aid. Her charming confidant Daniel McAdam is busy infiltrating a plot against the Crown, and she worries he will not have time to lend his sleuthing expertise. This might be for the best, as Kat fears her growing emotional entanglement with Daniel can only lead to disaster. But soon, Kat faces a more serious threat when her involvement in both investigations plunges her into peril.


Friday, August 20, 2021

Showcase: The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne

Today I'm showcasing, The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne, a new release from favorite indie house Other Press.

ISBN-13: 978-1-59051-598-3
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 08-17-2021
Length: 480pp
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



From the author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies and The Absolutist, a propulsive novel of the Russian Revolution and the fate of the Romanov family.

Part love story, part historical epic, part tragedy, The House of Special Purpose illuminates an empire at the end of its reign. Eighty-year-old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past—a past of death, suffering, and scandal that will stay with him until the end of his days.

Living in England with his beloved wife, Zoya, Georgy prepares to make one final journey back to the Russia he once knew and loved, the Russia that both destroyed and defined him.

As Georgy remembers days gone by, we are transported to St. Petersburg, to the Winter Palace of the czar, in the early twentieth century—a time of change, threat, and bloody revolution. As Georgy overturns the most painful stone of all, we uncover the story of the house of special purpose.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews: The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence Narrated by Helen Duff Book #1 The Book of the Ice

Today Sophia Rose is back and is reviewing the Penguin Random House audio edition of The Girl and the Stars by a favorite fantasy author of mine, Mark Lawrence. This is the first in his new The Book of the Ice series.

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence, narrated by Helen Duff

#1 The Book of the Ice


Publisher:  Penguin Audio

Published:  5.5.20


Time:  18 hours 21 minutes

Rating: 4

Narrator Rating: 5

Format: MP3

Source:  Penguin Random House Audio

Sellers:  Amazon /Barnes & NobleKobo

ADD TO: GoodReads


GoodReads Blurb:

A stunning new epic fantasy series following a young outcast who must fight with everything she has to survive, set in the same world as Red Sister.

In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. Yaz's people call it the Pit of the Missing, and now it is drawing her in as she has always known it would.

To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same.

Yaz's difference tears her from the only life she's ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger.

Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength and that the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people can be challenged.


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Showcase Bad Scene by Max Tomlinson Oceanview Publishing

Today I'm showcasing, Bad Scene by Max Tomlinson, a new release from one of my very favorite small mystery indie houses, Oceanview Publishing.

ISBN-13: 978-1608093458
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 08-03-2021
Length: 336pp 
Colleen Hayes #3
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben’s gritty noir suspense

When PI and ex-con, Colleen Hayes, learns that a local neo-Nazi group are talking about shooting the mayor, she thinks it’s just another rumor—until her source, a humble street newspaper vendor, winds up in SF General, beaten to a pulp.

To add to her grief, she discovers that her runaway daughter, Pamela, might have joined a shadowy religious group, building a church in South America near a volcano that is about to erupt. Death is the path to perfection according to the charismatic young preacher—and the date is fast approaching.

Colleen is desperate to find a way to stop her daughter from making the ultimate mistake before she—along with hundreds of others—lose their lives.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

#GIVEAWAY #Audiblereview: The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani Narrated by the author a Partners in Crime virtual blog tour

Today is my stop on The Ninth Session blog tour so sit back and learn a little about the novel, read my review and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway for an Audible copy of the novel at the end.

The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani Banner

The Ninth Session

by Deborah Serani

August 9-27, 2021 Audiobook Review Tour


The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani

An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that brings a unique mix of psychotherapy and sign language and Coda culture. Just when you think you have it figured out, think again!

Dr. Alicia Reese takes on a new patient. Lucas Ferro suffers with crippling anxiety, and as sessions progress, he begins to share the reasons why he's struggling. As Ferro's narrative becomes more menacing, Reese finds herself wedged between the cold hard frame of professional ethics and the integrity of personal truth. And, finally, when Ferro reveals his secrets, Reese learns how far she's willing to go, willing to risk and willing to lose to do the right thing.

The Ninth Session Audiobook Details:

Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: TouchPoint Press
Publication Date: September 26th 2019
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Purchase Links: Amazon | Audible | Goodreads

Visit Audible to listen to a sample!


Monday, August 16, 2021

Sophia Rose Reviews: Beyond the World by TJ & ML Wolf, Narrated by Kat Bohn

Today I welcome Sophia Rose back to the blog to review the finale to a Sci-Fi trilogy.

Beyond the World by TJ and ML Wolf, narrated by Kat Bohn

#3 Survival Trilogy


Publisher:  Terrance Wolf

Published:  2.12.21


Time:  8 hours 45 minutes

Rating: 4

Narrator Rating: 4

Format: Audible

Source:  Authors

Sellers:  AmazonAudible

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GoodReads Blurb:

In 2020, a year after an out-of-this-world encounter in Chinatown, Una Waters ventures into Yosemite National Park with General Ashcroft, on their honeymoon. When a coded distress call pulls him unexpectedly away on duty, Una uncovers a UFO mystery and turns to compadre Jack Howser for help. Joined by friends from Explorers Club, their quest for answers leads to a string of unworldly campsites, ancient caves, living pterosaurs, and a military manhunt--all fueled by an Alien conspiracy that threatens the survival of humanity! Una comes to realize that Fear of the Unknown may be our greatest obstacle, and the fight to overcome it requires Transformation: a willingness to let go of the Lies we hold dear.


Friday, August 13, 2021

Review- She Wouldn't Change A Thing Interview with author Sarah Adlakha

When I saw a review for this novel I knew I had to have it for two reasons, the premise really intrigued me and it was a debut so today I'm reviewing this amazing debut, She Wouldn't Change A Thing and picking the brain of it's incredible creator, Sarah Adlakha.

ISBN-13:  9781250774552
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Release Date: 08-10-2021
Length: 304pp
Source: Netgalley/Publisher for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Sliding Doors meets Life After Life in Sarah Adlakha's story about a wife and mother who is given the chance to start over at the risk of losing everything she loves.

A second chance is the last thing she wants.

When thirty-nine year old Maria Forssmann wakes up in her seventeen-year-old body, she doesn’t know how she got there. All she does know is she has to get back: to her home in Bienville, Mississippi, to her job as a successful psychiatrist and, most importantly, to her husband, daughters, and unborn son.

But she also knows that, in only a few weeks, a devastating tragedy will strike her husband, a tragedy that will lead to their meeting each other.

Can she change time and still keep what it’s given her?

Exploring the responsibilities love lays on us, the complicated burdens of motherhood, and the rippling impact of our choices, She Wouldn't Change a Thing is a dazzling debut from a bright new voice.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Showcase - Beirut 2020: Diary of the Collapse by CHARIF MAJDALANI Translated by RUTH DIVER

Today on the blog I'm showcasing yet another offering from Other Press, this, Beirut 2020, is a journal of a city in crisis and one that should be on everyone's must read list.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-178-1
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 8-3-2021
Length: 192pp
Buy It: Publisher/Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Told in elegant, evocative prose, a devastating and necessary testament to the August explosion that thoughtfully examines the crises that preceded it and its aftermath.

At the start of the summer of 2020, in a Lebanon ruined by economic crisis and political corruption, in an exhausted Beirut still rising up for true democracy while the world was paralyzed by the coronavirus, Charif Majdalani set about writing a journal. He intended to bear witness to this terrible, confusing time, and perhaps endure it by putting it into words. Using small, everyday interactions—with fellow restaurant patrons, repairmen, the father of his wife’s patient, a young Syrian refugee—as openings to address larger systemic problems, he explains how events in Lebanon’s recent history led to this point.

Then, on August 4, the explosion of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut devastated the city and the country. Majdalani’s chronicle suddenly became a record of the catastrophe, which left more than two hundred dead and thousands injured, and the massive public outcry that followed. In the midst of the senseless chaos and grief, however, he continues to find cause for hope in the kindness and resilience of those determined to stay and rebuild.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

#GIVEAWAY- Audio Blitz - Review Finding Alex by Helen Starbuck #CaffeinatedPR

Welcome to the Audio Blitz for Finding Alex by Helen Starbuck if you like fast paced romantic suspense be sure and put this on your list. Enjoy my review and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end!!

Grab your headphones because you'll want to download Helen Starbuck's newest romantic suspense audio, Finding Alex. Narrated by Sebastian York and Tiffany Williams, featuring Johnny Heller, Michael Pauley, and Amy Deuchler. Don't believe me? Listen to the sample below.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Review - Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams Bromance Book Club #3

Way back when book 1 came out I saw a fab review by my caffeinated friend and I knew I had to read it too and well as they say the rest is history. 

ISBN-13: 978-1984806130
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: 10-27-2020
Length: 352pp 
Source: Publisher/Netgalley for review
Buy It: PublisherAmazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



"[A] catchy premise with surprising wisdom and specificity."--New York Times Book Review on The Bromance Book Club

A LibraryReads Hall of Fame Title

A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance.

Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re sisters. Unsure what to do, Alexis turns to the only man she trusts—her best friend, Noah Logan.

Computer genius Noah left his rebellious teenage hacker past behind to become a computer security expert. Now he only uses his old skills for the right cause. But Noah’s got a secret: He’s madly in love with Alexis. When she asks for his help, he wonders if the timing will ever be right to confess his crush.

Noah’s pals in The Bromance Book Club are more than willing to share their beloved “manuals” to help him go from bud to boyfriend. But he must decide if telling the truth is worth risking the best friendship he’s ever had.

Friday, August 6, 2021

#GIVEAWAY - Showcase- Black Label by James L'Etoile a Partners in Crime blog tour

Black Label by James L'Etoile Banner

Black Label

by James L'Etoile

July 12 - August 8, 2021 Tour


Black Label by James L'Etoile

Sanity is something you don’t miss until it’s gone. Hard charging pharmaceutical executive Jillian Cooper fears she’d destined to inherit her mother’s history of mental illness when she finds herself accused of murdering her boss. All the evidence tells her she’s either a murderer, or insane. When Jillian struggles to find the truth, she uncovers a web of black market pharmaceuticals, prison gangs, and greed. She begins to believe she may have killed to cover up the off-the-books drug operation.

Can she discover the truth before she’s condemned to life in prison, or a mental hospital?


"Tight, terrific, terrifying. BLACK LABEL delves into the murky world of pharmaceuticals where profit is prioritized above all else. L’Etoile creates a strong female lead in Jillian Cooper, a woman who faces obstacle after obstacle, but still charges into the abyss. More unnerving than a fistful of amphetamines. Unputdownable."
—K.J. Howe, international bestselling author of SKYJACK

"James L'Etoile's BLACK LABEL is a delightfully complex and twisty thriller with a ripped-from-the-headlines plot that will make you think long and hard before you swallow your next dose of medication. Add in an intrepid heroine willing to do whatever it takes to uncover the truth no matter the cost, and L'Etoile's newest offering is a winner!"
— Karen Dionne, author of the #1 international bestseller THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER and THE WICKED SISTER

"Relentlessly fast-paced and compellingly twisty! The talented James L’Etoile sets up an irresistibly high-stakes situation: a woman is certain to be charged with murder and doesn’t remember a thing. Can she prove her innocence before she's silenced forever? A dark journey through the world of big Pharma and big money—you will turn the pages as fast as you can."
— Hank Phillippi Ryan USA Today Bestselling author of THE FIRST TO LIE

"If this book had a tag, it would say ‘proceed with caution’ because nothing is what it seems. Told with a vivid and visceral style, this is le Carré’s Constant Gardener meets The Fugitive. As the title suggests, BLACK LABEL is a top of the line thriller."
Gabriel Valjan, Agatha & Anthony Award nominated author

Book Details:

Genre: Thriller
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: July 20, 2021
Number of Pages: 300
ISBN: 978-1-953789-14-3
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Showcase- Forever Free by Tracy Swinton Bailey published by Other Press

Today I'm showcasing another wonderful offering from my favorite Indie Other Press, this time instead of a translated novel we have a memoir looking at America's totally incompetent fight for child literacy. I'm sure when you learn a bit about this book you'll want a copy yourself.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-080-7
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 08-10-2021
Length: 192pp
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



A memoir and a call to action, this intimate look at America’s long-standing struggle to adequately educate vulnerable children offers valuable insights for effecting change in families, communities, and nationwide.

At the root of every important problem we face, from mass incarceration to income inequality, is an education system influenced by our nation’s fraught history. Just as past generations fought to ensure that all Americans could enjoy the right to fully participate in our democracy, so must we rally tirelessly to advance an educational agenda that promotes equity and inclusion. With the gap between white academic achievement and that of students of color widening, now is the time to turn our attention to the basics, and few would argue with the fact that the single most essential aspect of a good education is literacy. Beyond reading and writing, literacy encompasses a whole host of skills that allow us to develop our potential and succeed in society, including critical thinking, self-discipline, curiosity, leadership, and motivation. Helping all our nation’s young people, especially those who live in low-income communities, improve their literacy skills should be a top priority.

Numerous programs are operating around the country to address the issue of underperformance in light of the shortcomings of our public school system. In Forever Free, Tracy Swinton Bailey charts the journey of one such program, her nonprofit Freedom Readers. From a childhood shaped by books to a career promoting the love of reading, she describes the hurdles and rewards of academia, teaching, mobilizing, and fundraising. Bailey outlines clearly and persuasively how Freedom Readers’ one-to-one tutoring model has worked in the rural South, and how it can work across the US. This book will inspire and empower readers, and should be placed in the hands of educators and organizers at every level.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Showcase- The Dating Dare by Jaci Lee

Today I'm showcasing Jayci Lee's book #2 in her A Sweet Mess series. Jayci's unique Korean-American flare continues with The Dating Dare which stars Tara Park BFF to book 1s heroine and Seth Kim brother to book 1s hero and  is the perfect summer read

ISBN-13: 9781250621122
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 08-03-2021
Length: 320 pp 
A Sweet Mess #2
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Buzzfeed's 2021 Romance Novels You Need To Read This Summer

With witty characters and heartrending romance, Jayci Lee, author of A Sweet Mess, returns with The Dating Dare—where two people might just find out how hard it is to resist falling in love with the right person.

No serious relationships. This is the one rule Tara Park made for herself and it has been working swimmingly, thank you very much. The occasional fling is fine, especially since she’s busy with Weldon Brewery. But when Seth Kim, temptation personified and her best friend’s new brother-in-law walks into her life, Tara might be willing to bend her golden rule…but only for four dates—the four dates she agreed to after a few good rounds of beer and a game of truth or dare. It’ll be fun. No biggie.

Seth Kim can’t believe Tara agreed to his dating dare. He’s leaving for a new job in Paris in a month and a no-strings attached fling seemed like a nice little distraction for both… But their secret dates, while sweet and sexy, always hit roadblocks straight out of a romantic comedy. Thankfully, their non-dates and chance meetings are smoother, frequent, and heated. However, the more Seth sees of Tara, the less willing he is to let her go—and what was supposed to be a fun little game turns into something that neither of them are ready for.

But sometimes, the best things in life are the ones we never see coming.

Monday, August 2, 2021

#GIVEAWAY Excerpt Review Claimed by J.R. Ward book #1 Lair of the Wolven

Today I'm so excited to be bringing you my review of Claimed, book 1 in the Warden's brand new Paranormal Romance series, Lair of the Wolven. And that's not all her publisher Pocket Books a division of Simon and Schuster is sponsoring a #Giveaway too see details below.

ISBN-13:  9781982150372
Publisher: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 07-27-2021
Length: 528 pp
Source: Publisher/Netgalley for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



A heart-pounding new series set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, about a scientist fighting to save the gray wolves—and getting caught in a deadly trap herself...

Lydia Susi is passionate about protecting wolves in their natural habitat. When a hotel chain develops a tract of land next to the preserve, Lydia is one of the most vocal opponents of the project—and becomes a target.

One night, a shadowy figure threatens Lydia’s life in the forest, and a new hire at the Wolf Study Project comes from out of nowhere to save her. Daniel Joseph is both mysterious, and someone she intrinsically wants to trust. But is he hiding something?

As the stakes get higher, and one of Lydia’s colleagues is murdered, she must decide how far she will go to protect the wolves. Then a shocking revelation about Daniel challenges Lydia’s reality in ways she could never have predicted. Some fates demand courage, while others require even more, with no guarantees. Is she destined to have true love...or will a soul-shattering loss ruin her forever?

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