Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Release Day Blitz for The Red Slippers by Ruth A. Casie a Caffeinated PR blitz

Today I am sharing an excerpt from The Red Slippers by USA Today Bestselling author Ruth A. Casie. This historical romance is a standalone novella in her Druid Knight series. Grab some hot cocoa and check out the Red Slippers and be sure to enter the giveaway! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Showcase - Mornings at Rivers End Ranch by Delores Fossen

I'm so excited to be featuring again another novel from the publisher that makes the world go round, Harlequin, today it's Delores Fossen's latest in her Last Ride, Texas series, Mornings at Rivers End Ranch.

ISBN-13: 9781335623980
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 11-29-2022
Length: 384pp
Buy It Here



"Delores Fossen takes you on a wild Texas ride with a hot cowboy."—B.J. Daniels, New York Times bestselling author

There’s no place like Last Ride for big hearts—and even bigger surprises.

Back when Wyatt Buchanan and Nola Parkman were high school sweethearts, an unplanned pregnancy pulled them apart. Seventeen years later, the haunting decision to place the baby for adoption finds them unlucky in love, yet still drawn to each other like moths to a flame. But with so much heartbreak and history between them, a relationship’s not in the cards. Especially when Nola wants a family and Wyatt makes it clear that his sole focus is River’s End Ranch.

But late-night conversations stir up long-forgotten memories and they find comfort in each other’s arms. For Nola, being with Wyatt gives her hope that they might be able to share the future they once believed would be theirs. Then their now-teenage daughter arrives in Last Ride, seeking answers about her past. Although Wyatt's a confirmed bachelor, seeing Nola with their daughter makes him realize that giving up on his newfound family terrifies him more than being alone. Can the connection he and Nola have just rediscovered offer him a second chance with the woman he’s never forgotten—and help mend his still-healing heart?

Bonus novella! Discovering an empty grave is not something Rosalie Parkman ever expected. Now she'll need the help of Deputy Gabriel Buchanan—without giving in to their heated attraction—to locate the uncle she thought was buried long ago…

Monday, November 28, 2022

HQN 2022 Holiday Romance Editor's Pick

You all know how much I love Harlequin, in fact starting December 1st my 8th annual Ho Ho Ho Harlequin Holiday Extravaganza begins so be sure to stop by the blog for some really special features. But today I'm featuring HQN 2022 Editor holiday pics.

Harlequin Editor's 2022 Holiday Picks

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Author Guest Post Duplicity by Shawn Wilson

Today is my stop on the Duplicity blog tour, read the author guest post, be sure and visit all the stops and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end.

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by Shawn Wilson

October 31 - November 25, 2022 Virtual Book Tour


Duplicity by Shawn Wilson

This was not the homecoming Brick envisioned.

After the trauma of his last case, and after three months spent recovering in Ireland, life is looking up for newly retired homicide detective Brian (Brick) Kavanagh. Back home in Washington, D.C., a new job shows promise when he’s asked to train criminology students in cold case techniques.

Then he’s off to a whirlwind weekend in Chicago with Nora, an Aer Lingus flight attendant he’d met in Ireland. There he receives shocking news that his former partner’s wife and twin infants have been kidnapped. Brick rushes to D.C. to support Ron, the man who’s always had his back—but as days pass, Brick questions how well he really knows this man.

Brick’s cold case—the unsolved hit-and-run death of a college student—is heating up. Brick finds gaping holes in the original investigation. Is it possible diplomatic immunity granted someone a “get-out-of-jail-free card”?

Meanwhile, Ron’s family tragedy unfolds in a most bizarre manner, and the escalating cold case points to D.C. corruption at the highest level. Things are getting complicated . . . very complicated . . . and dangerous.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Showcase- Big Man and the Little Men (A Graphic Novel) by Clifford Thompson

Today I'm showcasing Big Man and the Little Men a brand new release from my very favorite literary Indie publisher, Other Press.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-200-9
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 11-22-2022
Length: 96pp
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


A writer navigates shady—and potentially deadly—political campaigns in this vibrant graphic novel about unconscious bias and how the cynical exploit it.

April Wells, a celebrated African-American memoirist and essayist, lands a writing assignment unlike any she has had before: covering the presidential campaign of the presumptive Democratic nominee, William Waters, for a high-profile magazine. Waters, a well-spoken progressive with lofty ideals of unity in diversity, faces the polar opposite in his Republican challenger, the anti-intellectual, narcissistic Lee Newsome, who seeks to gain power by sowing division. Ahead of the Democratic National Convention, to be held in April’s hometown, Waters must also contend with a potential Achilles’ heel: persistent rumors that he has cheated on his wife with young male staffers.
At first excited about the assignment, April sometimes feels out of her depth and wonders why she was chosen instead of a veteran journalist. When a woman contacts her accusing Waters of sexual assault, April is torn: should she do her job and report this? Or should she sit on it, in case the damage to Waters’s reputation would help Newsome win the presidency?
Events soon spiral out of control, and April, feeling that her life may be in danger but mistrusting the police and the FBI, thinks of one person she can count on: the Big Man, a longtime friend from her hometown, now its mayor. Along with his stalwart crew of Little Men, they set out to unravel a gripping mystery that goes all the way to the top.

Monday, November 21, 2022

New from Oceanview Publishing in November

Most of you know my favorite indie mystery/thriller publisher is Oceanview so I'm excited to be sharing their November offerings.

New from Oceanview in November

Friday, November 18, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Landslide by Adam Sikes a Partners in Crime virtual tour

Today I'm once again participating in a Partners in Crime blog tour, Landslide by Adam Sikes. Don't forget to visit all the stops and to enter the Fab #Giveaway at the end.

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by Adam Sikes

November 14 - December 9, 2022 Virtual Book Tour


Landslide by Adam Sikes

International Arms—Private Military Companies—Corruption at Every Turn

U.S. Marine veteran Mason Hackett moved to London to start his life over, and he's done his best to convince himself that what happened fifteen years ago doesn't matter—the people he killed, the men he lost, the lives he ruined. But when Mason sees the face of a dead friend flash on a television screen and then receives a mysterious email referencing a CIA operation gone bad, he can no longer ignore his inner demons.

Driven by loyalty and a need to uncover the truth, Mason launches on a perilous journey from the Czech Republic to Romania toward the war-torn separatist region in eastern Ukraine to honor a fifteen-year-old promise. The answers he seeks—the fate of a friend and his connection to the underworld of international arms dealers and defense corporations—throw Mason into the cauldron of a covert war where no one can be trusted.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

#Giveaway, Guest Post Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills a Partners in Crime Virtual Tour

Today is my stop on the Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills blog tour featuring an author guest post. Don't forget to visit all the blogs on the tour and enter th #giveaway at the end sponsored by Partners In Crime Virtual Tours.

Concrete Evidence

by DiAnn Mills

October 31 - November 25, 2022 Virtual Book Tour


Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills

On the family’s Brazos River Ranch in Texas, Avery Elliott helps run her grandfather’s commercial construction business. Raised by Senator Elliott, Avery has never doubted her grandfather is the man of integrity and faith she’s always believed him to be . . . until the day she finds him standing with a gun over the body of a dead man. To make matters worse, Avery’s just discovered a billing discrepancy for materials supposedly purchased for construction of the Lago de Cobre Dam.

Desperate for answers, Avery contacts FBI Special Agent Marc Wilkins for help. As Marc works to identify the dead man Avery saw, threats toward Avery create a fresh sense of urgency to pinpoint why someone wants to silence her. With a hurricane approaching the Texas coast and the structural integrity of the Lago de Cobre Dam called into question, time is running out to get to the bottom of a sinister plot that could be endangering the lives of not only Avery and her loved ones but the entire community.

Praise for Concrete Evidence:

"VERDICT Mills ... delivers another action-packed novel that offers intrigue and an adventurous ride. Recommend to fans of Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason, and Carrie Stuart Parks."

Shondra Brown for Library Journal

"The confident plotting keeps the mysteries coming, and red herrings will have readers guessing the culprit through to the satisfying conclusion. Fans of Colleen Coble and Susan Sleeman will savor this thrilling standalone."

Concrete Evidence Trailer:

Book Details:

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication Date: October 2022
Number of Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781496451897 (ISBN10: 1496451899)
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ChristianBook | Goodreads | Tyndale

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Guest Post Nunzio's Way by Nick Chiarkas a Partners in Crime tour

Today is my stop on the Nunzio's Way by Nick Chiarkas blog tour sponsored by Partners In Crime Virtual Tours. Read Nick's guest post about the inspiration for his book. Don't forget to stop by the other blogs on the tour and to enter the #Giveaway at the end.

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Nunzio's Way

by Nick Chiarkas

October 24-November 18, 2022 Virtual Book Tour


Nunzio's Way by Nick Chiarkas

"In this city, you can have anything you want if you kill the right four people." ~ Nunzio Sabino

In Weepers (Book 1), Angelo and his gang, with a bit of help from his beloved "uncle" Nunzio Sabino, defeated the notorious Satan's Knights. Now, in this standalone sequel to Weepers, it's 1960 and Nunzio is still the most powerful organized crime boss in New York City, protecting what's his with political schemes and 'business' deals.

Against this backdrop of Mafia turf wars, local gang battles, and political power-plays in the mayoral election, the bodies begin stacking up. An unlikely assassin arrives fresh from Naples after killing a top member of the Camorra to avenge the murder of her family. She blends seamlessly into the neighborhood and with the focus on the threat from the Satan's Knights, no one suspects that Angelo's father and Nunzio are next on her hit list. Nunzio has lived his entire life by the mantra; Be a fox when there are traps and a lion when there are wolves. Will Nunzio be a lion in time?

Praise for Nick Chiarkas:

"Writers are always told, 'Write what you know.' Nick Chiarkas knows New York, organized crime, and how to write an engaging story. Nunzio’s Way is gritty and thoroughly gripping."

John DeDakis, award-winning Novelist and former editor for CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”

Book Details:

Genre: Crime Thriller / Historical
Published by: HenschelHAUS Publishing
Publication Date: October 2022
Number of Pages: 261
ISBN: 978159595-908-6
Series: Weepers, #2
Book Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Showcase- New Release - Excerpt Designed by Destiny by Maya Tyler

Everyone knows I'm nuts about new authors whether it's their first book or they're just new to me, so I'm so excited to bring you today a special guest post from author Maya Tyler about, Designed by Destiny, her brand new just out today, first in a her new Fairy Godmothers Incorporated series.
Read all about her new book and I know you'll want a copy for yourself!
Plus at $1.49 for the kindle version it's a great deal!

Monday, November 14, 2022

Sophia Rose reviews: Vortex by Cara Bristol

Today my friend Sophia Rose is back with a review for Vortex by Cara Bristol from one of her favorite Sci-Fi Romance series.

Vortex by Cara Bristol

#3 Cyborg Force

Sci-Fi Romance

Publisher: Cara Bristol

Published: 10.20.22

Pages: 195

Rating: 4.5 stars

Format: eARC

Source: author

Sellers: Amazon

ADD TO: GoodReads


GoodReads Blurb:

Her dream job is becoming her worst nightmare.

Attorney Tempest Waters jumps at the chance to make a difference in the galaxy by joining the president’s administration. But once inside the White House she discovers the publicly personable politician is criminally corrupt and venal to the core. Unfortunately, Tempest has seen too much to be allowed to resign. When the menacing henchman Benjamin Bane begins dogging her every step she fears she may be in serious trouble. With the excuse of checking on the president’s planetary interests, she escapes to dune-covered, sand-blasted Sajave—only to have Bane follow her.

Not all cyborgs are good guys. Some are stone-cold killers.

When Benjamin Bane undergoes the transformation to cyborg, he suffers a rare complication—the loss of his emotions. He’s unable to feel more than shallow sentiments. On the plus side, being dead inside makes his job as an enforcer doing the president’s dirty work a lot easier. But then he encounters Tempest Waters. Something about the unassuming, but efficient presidential aide catches his eye. What begins as mild interest soon becomes an obsession as she reawakens his dormant passions and sweeps him into a vortex of emotion.

But he can’t afford to feel anything. He’s been ordered to kill her.

Vortex (Cyborg Force 3) is an enemies-to-lovers science fiction romance that will have you clinging to the edge of your seat. Get Vortex>, and hang on. Your steamy, suspenseful, action-packed ride is about to begin.


Friday, November 11, 2022

Sophia Rose Reviews: Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Today Sophia Rose returns with a romantic blast staring a neuroscientist and a NASA engineer. Sparks Will Fly!

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

Published:  8.23.22

Pages: 354

Rating: 4.5 stars

Flames: 3

Format: Trade Paperback

Source: Berkley

Sellers:  Amazon

ADD TO: GoodReads


GoodReads Blurb:

A STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis--with explosive results.

Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the mansplained universe, Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuro-engineering project--a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of academia--Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. And sure, he caught her in his powerfully corded arms like a romance novel hero when she accidentally damseled in distress on her first day in the lab. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school--archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

Now, her equipment is missing, the staff is ignoring her, and Bee finds her floundering career in somewhat of a pickle. Perhaps it's her occipital cortex playing tricks on her, but Bee could swear she can see Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas...devouring her with those eyes. And the possibilities have all her neurons firing. But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there's only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Sophia Rose Reviews: A Famous Good Marrying Scheme by Jan Ashton

Today Sophia Rose returns with a Historical Rom-Com, A Famous Good Marrying Scheme by Jan Ashton.

A Famous Good Marrying Scheme by Jan Ashton

Historical Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Quills and Quartos

Published:  9.26.22


Page:  283

Rating: 4 stars

Format: Trade Paperback

Source: Quills and Quartos

Sellers:  Amazon

ADD TO: GoodReads

GoodReads Blurb:

“Sober and grave grows merry in time! Mr Darcy shall be the true love of mine.”

“Oh no, Jane!”

DAYS AFTER FITZWILLIAM DARCY and Mr Bingley return to Netherfield in the autumn of 1812, they are thwarted in their hopes of securing the hands of the Bennet sisters they love. Discouragement turns to mortification and full-scale farce as a trifling head injury leads Jane Bennet to shed both reticence and reason and announce Mr Darcy is her true love.

ELIZABETH, AS DESPERATE for the return of her sister’s sensibilities as she is for Darcy to declare his love for her, must now manage the envy, yearning and frustrations of the two men caught up in Jane’s shocking confusion. While Mrs Bennet masterminds her own secret plan to restore her most beautiful daughter, Darcy and Elizabeth become confidantes in a madcap romantic scheme.

DARCY GIVES HIMSELF over to Elizabeth’s humorous management, and as he assumes the role of a most unsuitable suitor and Elizabeth encourages him to exhibit the behaviour she once found most offensive, they are unable to hide their long-suppressed love and desire for each other.

BUT WILL JANE’S MISGUIDED affection for Darcy fade before Bingley runs out of patience and the real lovers—Darcy and Elizabeth—are discovered?

A Famous Good Marrying Scheme is a humorous friends-to-lovers Pride and Prejudice variation

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Showcase: Wyoming Homecoming by Diana Palmer

Today I'm showcasing Wyoming Homecoming by Diana Palmer a brand new release from the publisher that makes the world go round Harlequin. 

ISBN-13: 9781335620958
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 11-08-2022
Length: 320pp
Wyoming Men #11
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


"...You just can't do better than a Diana Palmer story to make your heart lighter and smile brighter."—Fresh Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer's dramatic tale of an embittered small-town sheriff as he comes face to face with the woman who has haunted his dreams for years.

She's haunted his dreams for years, and now she’s back to wreak havoc on his heart

When Sheriff Cody Banks’s wife died, he blamed Abby Brennan for the illness he's sure killed Deborah and, in his grief, made sure she knew it. Looking back now, he knows that his behavior was likely the reason Abby left town years ago. So when he sees her—and the child she’s raising—at her great-uncle's funeral, Cody attempts to apologize, ashamed to see the fear he puts in her beautiful eyes and determined to show her he's no longer that same angry man.

The only reason Abby returned to Catelow, Wyoming, was to bury her last living relative. She has studiously avoided Cody Banks ever since he made it clear how much he resents her, focusing instead on raising her young niece and keeping her own family legacy alive. But when Abby inherits the property adjoining Cody’s, she can't help but face the handsome sheriff who still lingers in her memory. Circumstances keep pulling them together, but has time healed their wounds and given them a chance at a happily-ever-after?

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Audible Review: The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #3

Today I'm reviewing the #Audible edition of The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox, #3 in her Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. See why this local author keeps me coming back!

Publisher: Audible
Release Date: 06-14-2016
Length: 6 hours - 30 minutes
Source: Purchase Audible
Buy It: Audible



USA Today Best-Selling Series!

Just because she can see the dead doesn't mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead she's over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank...until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career.

Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it's up to her to solve the case.

She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy, Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, and the three of them search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the heist of the century - and a modern-day motive for murder.

Too bad uncovering the truth could very well make Verity the next victim....

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Sophia Rose Reviews Moonlight and Magic by Darynda Jones

Today Sophia Rose returns to bring us Moonlight and Magic #4 in Darynda Jones' Betwixt and Between women's paranormal fiction series.

Moonlight and Magic by Darynda Jones, narrator Traci Odom

#4 Betwixt and Between

Paranormal Women’s Fiction

Publisher: Tantor

Published: 10.25.22

Time:  5 hours 22 minutes

Rating: 3.5 stars

Narration: 3.5 stars

Format: MP3

Source:  Tantor Audio

Sellers: Amazon



GoodReads Blurb:

Forty-something Annette Osmund always knew she was psychic. She’s not, but that didn’t stop her from giving those non-existent abilities her all. What she is, however, is a very powerful witch who has just inherited magics she never dreamed possible.

Starting over in a new town with her BFF has been an adventure. Defiance’s status as a powerful type of witch called a charmling has kept Annette busy. But while Deph, a seeker, is still learning to use her magics, to control the power at her fingertips, Annette is overcome with powers of her own. Turns out, her being besties with Deph was not an accident. They were drawn to each other even before their powers emerged, and Annette learns she is also a charmling, a healer, and an alchemist. But what does that even mean?

Fortunately, there’s one way to find out. She consults the house they’re living in. Or, more to the point, the delicious entity haunting the house. Because, like her, he was once an alchemist. Maybe he will have the answers she so desperately seeks before she kills someone. The fact that he was once a stunning specimen of masculinity has nothing whatsoever to do with her desire to learn from a man who may or may not have been a powerful warlock.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Release Day Blitz - A Cursed Noel by Cecy Robson sponsored by Caffeinated PR

Today I have a snippet & giveaway to celebrate the release of A Cursed Noel from award-winning author Cecy Robson. This is a standalone novella in her urban fantasy series, the Weird Girls. Grab a cup of cocoa and check it out before grabbing your copy!