Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Showcase- Struggle and Mutual Aid: The Age of Worker Solidarity by Nicolas Delande Other Press

Welcome to the blog, today I'm showcasing, Struggle and Mutual: The Age of Worker Solidarity by Nicolas Delande. A history lesson about the past and future of the working class and the contributions they've made to society.

ISBN-13:  978-1-63542-010-4
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date:
Length: 432pp
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A dynamic historian revisits the workers’ internationals, whose scope and significance are commonly overlooked.

In current debates about globalization, open and borderless elites are often set in opposition to the immobile and protectionist working classes. This view obscures a major historical fact: for around a century—from the 1860s to the 1970s—worker movements were at the cutting edge of internationalism.
The creation in London of the International Workingmen’s Association in 1864 was a turning point. What would later be called the “First International” aspired to bring together European and American workers across languages, nationalities, and trades. It was a major undertaking in a context marked by opening borders, moving capital, and exploding inequalities.
In this urgent, engaging work, historian Nicolas Delalande explores how international worker solidarity developed, what it accomplished in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and why it collapsed over the past fifty years, to the point of disappearing from our memories.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Murder at Haven's Rock by Kelly Armstrong

Today Sophia Rose is back with a series debut and spin-off from Kelly Armstrong's Rockton series set in the wilds of the Yukon. Read on to see what she thought of this suspense novel.

Murder at Haven’s Rock by Kelley Armstrong

#1 Haven’s Rock

Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Minotaur

Published:  2.21.23

Pages: 352

Rating: 5 stars

Format: eARC

Source: NetGalley

Sellers: AMAZON

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GoodReads Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s Rockton Novels had one of the most unique towns in crime fiction. Murder at Haven's Rock is a spinoff, a fresh start... with a few new dangers that threaten everything before it even begins.

Haven’s Rock, Yukon. Population: 0

Deep in the Yukon wilderness, a town is being built. A place for people to disappear, a fresh start from a life on the run. Haven’s Rock isn’t the first town of this kind, something detective Casey Duncan and her husband, Sheriff Eric Dalton, know first hand. They met in the original town of Rockton. But greed and deception led the couple to financing a new refuge for those in need. This time around, they get to decide which applicants are approved for residency.

There’s only one rule in Haven’s Rock: stay out of the forest. When two of the town's construction crew members break it and go missing, Casey and Eric are called in ahead of schedule to track them down. When a body is discovered, well hidden with evidence of foul play, Casey and Eric must find out what happened to the dead woman, and locate the still missing man. The woman stumbled upon something she wasn’t supposed to see, and the longer Casey and Eric don’t know what happened, the more danger everyone is in.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: A Dutiful Son by Kelly Miller

Today Sophia Rose returns with, A Dutiful Son by Kelly Miller a retelling of one of her favorite author's stories.

A Dutiful Son by Kelly Miller

Historical Romance

Publisher: Meryton Press

Published: 10.18.22

Pages:  322

Rating: 4.5 stars

Format: eARC

Source: Meryton Press

Sellers: Amazon

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What will Fitzwilliam Darcy do when his beloved father stands between him and happiness?

Darcy has always emulated his wise and honourable father, George Darcy. But following a sinister act of betrayal by a former family friend, his father rejects his most benevolent principles.

When Georgiana forms a friendship with Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Darcy convinces his father to allow the association to continue. However, Elizabeth soon presents a thorny problem: she entices Darcy as no other lady has before, and with his current outlook, his father would not approve of her as a daughter-in-law.

Still, Darcy’s problem may resolve in time: his father, after getting to know Elizabeth, is certain to recognise her many admirable qualities and change his mind. But what if he does not?

In this Pride & Prejudice Regency variation, Fitzwilliam Darcy is caught between the influences of love and duty. Which of these will wield the greatest power?


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Showcase: Make a Wish by Helena Hunting

Today I'm showcasing Helena Hunting's, Make a Wish, #3 in her Spark House series. For a super review click HERE for what Robin from the Books of My Heart blog thought of the novel.

ISBN-13: 978-1250624741
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 1-24-2023
Length: 368pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



With her signature charm and sense of humor, bestselling author Helena Hunting creates a novel about love, family, and second chances in Make a Wish.

Ever have a defining life moment you wish you could do over? Harley Spark has one. The time she almost kissed the widowed father of the toddler she nannied for. It was so bad they moved across the state and she never saw them again.

Fast forward seven years and she’s totally over it. At least she thinks she is. Until Gavin Rhodes and his adorable now nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, reappear at a princess-themed birthday party hosted by Spark House, Harley’s family’s event hotel. Despite trying to avoid the awkwardness of the situation, she can’t help but notice how unbearably sexy he looks in a tutu. Add to that a spontaneous hives breakout, and it’s clear she’s not even remotely over the mortification of her egregious error all those years ago.

Except Gavin seems oblivious to her inner turmoil. So much so that he suggests they get together for lunch. For Peyton’s sake, of course. It’s the perfect opportunity to heal old wounds. Or it could

Monday, January 23, 2023

#GIVEAWAY Spotlight The Greenleaf Murders by RJ Koreto a Partners in Crime virtual tour

Today I'm showcasing The Greenleaf Murders by RJ Koreto, a Partners In Crime virtual tour. Read all about it and don't forget to blog hop and enter the #Giveaway

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The Greenleaf Murders

by R.J. Koreto

January 23 - February 17, 2023 Virtual Book Tour


The Greenleaf Murders by R.J. Koreto

Young architect Wren Fontaine lands her dream job: restoring Greenleaf House, New York's finest Gilded-Age mansion, to its glory days. But old homes have old secrets: Stephen Greenleaf—heir to what’s left of his family’s legacy—refuses to reveal what his plans are once the renovation is completed. And still living in a corner of the home is Stephen's 90-year-old Aunt Agnes who's lost in the past, brooding over a long-forgotten scandal while watching Wren with mistrust.

Wren's job becomes more complex when a shady developer who was trying to acquire Greenleaf House is found murdered. And after breaking into a sealed attic, Wren finds a skeleton stuffed in a trunk. She soon realizes the two deaths, a century apart, are strangely related. Meanwhile, a distraction of a different kind appears in the form of her client's niece, the beautiful and seductive Hadley Vanderwerf. As Wren gingerly approaches a romance, she finds that Hadley has her own secrets.

Then a third murder occurs, and the introverted architect is forced to think about people, and about how ill-fated love affairs and obsessions continue to haunt the Greenleafs. In the end, Wren risks her own life to uncover a pair of murderers, separated by a century but connected by motive. She reveals an odd twist in the family tree that forever changes the lives of the Greenleafs, the people who served them, the mansion they all called home—and even Wren herself.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: The Color Storm by Damien Dibben


Today I welcome Sophia Rose back to review, The Color Storm by Damien Dibben a historical fiction set in Renaissance Venice and based on the life of artist, Giorgio “Giorgione” Barbarelli.

The Color Storm by Damian Dibben

Historical Fiction

Publisher:  Hanover Square Press

Published: 9.6.22

Pages:  336

Rating: 4 stars

Format: Hardback

Source: Hanover Square Press

Sellers: Amazon

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Goodreads Blurb:

Enter the world of Renaissance Venice, where the competition for fame and fortune can mean life or death, in this immersive novel of art and the Inquisition.

Giorgio “Giorgione” Barbarelli’s career hangs in the balance. A student of Bellini and a mentor turned rival of Titian, he’s seen his reputation fall out of favor and his debts pile up. When he hears a rumor of a mysterious, otherworldly new pigment brought to Venice by the richest man in Europe, he sets out to acquire the rare color and secure his name in history.

Winning a commission to paint a portrait of the rich man’s wife, Giorgione thinks he has found a way into the merchant’s favor. Instead the woman draws him into her confidence, revealing the true reason her husband’s come to Venice. Giorgione finds himself caught up in a conspiracy that stretches across Europe and a marriage coming apart inside one of the floating city’s most illustrious palazzos.

Atmospheric and suspenseful, and filled with the famous artists of the era, The Color Storm captures the fascinating world of Venice at the height of its power and a moment of artistic invention that echoes through the centuries.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

#GIVEAWAY - Blog Tour -Transplanted Tale10 Year Anniversary - Ever After by Kate SeRine a Caffeinated PR tour

Today I am excited to join the Transplanted Tale 10-Year Anniversary Blog Tour. Ever After by Kate SeRine is the fourth novel featuring Robin Hood in this Grimm Fairy Tales twist. Check it out, read an excerpt and be sure to enter the giveaway... 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Review: Killer Story Interview with author Matthew Witten

Today I'm so excited to be sharing with you my review of Matt Witten's brand new crime thriller, Killer Story from my favorite Indie mystery publisher, Oceanview, and an author Q&A. 


ISBN-13: 978-1608095247
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 1-17-2023
Length: 320pp
Source: Author/Publisher for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound



How far will she go to catch the killer—and make her podcast a hit?

Talented and idealistic young reporter Petra Kovach is on the brink of being laid off from her third failing newspaper in a row. To save her job, she pitches the launch of a true crime podcast about a sensational, unsolved murder.

Years earlier, an alt-right YouTuber was killed in her Harvard dorm room, and the case went cold. Petra knew the victim—she was once her camp counselor and loved her like a little sister, despite their political differences.

Petra’s investigation gets off to a rocky start, as her promising leads quickly shrivel up. In her passionate quest for justice—and clicks—Petra burns sources and breaks laws, ultimately putting her own life on the line. Even as her star rises, she worries it could all come crashing down at any moment if her actions are exposed.

When her machinations start to backfire, there’s only one way to fix everything and solve the murder—even though it may cost her everything she loves.

Friday, January 13, 2023

January series picks from Harlequin

Happy Friday. Today I'm showcasing the January series picks from Harlequin, We've got one from HQN's Desire line and two from Special Edition which holds a special place in my heart.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Flirting With the Beast by Jane Porter

Today Sophia Rose is here to share her review of Flirting With The Beast, #2 in Jane Porter's Modern Love series. Read all about what she thought.

Flirting With the Beast by Jane Porter

#2 Modern Love

Contemporary Romance

Publisher:  Berkley

Published: 11.29.22

Pages:  334

Rating: 4 stars

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Source: Berkley

Sellers: Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

A woman expecting to spend the holidays alone finds warmth in the iciest man she knows in this steamy and charming later-in-life romance by New York Times bestselling author Jane Porter.

It's been five years since Andi McDermott lost her husband, and she's finally starting to feel like herself again, ready to live fully--she's even started dating again. But when her holiday plans with her stepson and his fiancée fall through, she refuses to spend another Christmas alone while everyone is celebrating with their families. Impulsively, she decides to go up to her cabin in Lake Arrowhead, a place she used to love to visit but hadn't gone to in years, not since the feud started between her husband and their nearest neighbor.

Andi starts to rethink her decision when being alone at the cabin proves to be more challenging than she expected--a heavy snowstorm hits the area, and Andi finds herself trapped there with no one to help except for her neighbor, Wolf Enders. A military vet who lives full-time on Lake Arrowhead, Wolf is as grumpy and intimidating as Andi remembers. But he's also unexpectedly kind and uncomfortably sexy--his presence reminds Andi that she may be older, but her body still works perfectly fine, thank you very much. But can this good girl tame this sexy beast of a man, and will this snowy fling turn into a love of a lifetime?


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Macmillan Audio Review of The Choice by Nora Roberts Dragon Heart Legacy #3

Today I'm so pleased to be sharing my Macmillan Audio Review of The Choice by Nora Roberts with you. Did I like it as well as the first two. Read on and find out.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 11-22-22
Length: 15 hours & 18 minutes
Source: Publisher for Review
Buy It: Audible/Chirpbooks



The conclusion of the epic trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Awakening and The Becoming.

Talamh is a land of green hills, high mountains, deep forests, and seas, where magicks thrive. But portals allow for passage in and out―and ultimately, each must choose their place, and choose between good and evil, war and peace, life and death…

Breen Siobhan Kelly grew up in the world of Man and was once unaware of her true nature. Now she is in Talamh, trying to heal after a terrible battle and heartbreaking losses. Her grandfather, the dark god Odran, has been defeated in his attempt to rule over Talamh, and over Breen―for now.

With the enemy cast out and the portal sealed, this is a time to rest and to prepare. Breen spreads her wings and realizes a power she’s never experienced before. It’s also a time for celebrations―of her first Christmas in both Talamh and Ireland, of solstice and weddings and births―and daring to find joy again in the wake of sorrow. She rededicates herself to writing her stories, and when his duties as taoiseach permit, she is together with Keegan, who has trained her as a warrior and whom she has grown to love.

It’s Keegan who’s at her side when the enemy’s witches, traitorous and power-mad, appear to her in her sleep, practicing black magick, sacrificing the innocent, and plotting a brutal destruction for Breen. And soon, united with him and with all of Talamh, she will seek out those in desperate need of rescue, and confront the darkness with every weapon she has: her sword, her magicks―and her courage…

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz

Welcome to Sophia Rose's first review of 2023 and she's starting out with a bang with Sleep No More a brand new paranormal romance series debut from a favorite of Sophia Rose's and mine Jayne Ann Krentz. So sit back and let Sophia Rose tell you more about it.

Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz

#1 The Lost Night Files

Romantic Suspense

Publisher:  Berkley

Published: 1.3.23

Pages:  336

Rating: 4 stars

Format: eARC

Source:  NetGalley

Sellers: Amazon

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New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz returns with the first novel of the Lost Night Files, an exciting new romantic suspense trilogy about a night that changed three women forever—but that none of them can remember. 

Seven months ago, Pallas Llewellyn, Talia March, and Amelia Rivers were strangers, until their fateful stay at the Lucent Springs Hotel. An earthquake and a fire partially destroyed the hotel, but the women have no memory of their time there. Now close friends, the three women co-host a podcast called the Lost Night Files, where they investigate cold cases and hope to connect with others who may have had a similar experience to theirs—an experience that has somehow enhanced the psychic abilities already present in each woman.
After receiving a tip for their podcast, Pallas travels to the small college town of Carnelian, California, to explore an abandoned asylum. Shaken by the dark energy she feels in the building, she is rushing out when she’s stopped by a dark figure—who turns out to be the women's mysterious tipster.
Ambrose Drake is certain he’s a witness to a murder, but without a body, everyone thinks he’s having delusions caused by extreme sleep deprivation. But Ambrose is positive something terrible happened at the Carnelian Sleep Institute the night he was there. Unable to find proof on his own, he approaches Pallas for help, only for her to realize that Ambrose, too, has a lost night that he can’t remember—one that may be connected to Pallas. Pallas and Ambrose conduct their investigation using the podcast as a cover, and while the townsfolk are eager to share what they know, it turns out there are others who are not so happy about their questions—and someone is willing to kill to keep the truth from coming out.


Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Review - A Husband by Christmas by Lisa Ann Verge

Today on my first post of 2023 I'm sharing my review of A Husband by Christmas by one of my all time favorite authors and good friend, Lisa Ann Verge aka Lisa Verge Higgins. Lisa and I go waaay back to my days moderating the virtual B&N romance book club where I absolutely fell in love with her masterful storytelling. Now she's gone back to her wicked ways and spends her days writing historical romance. I hope you enjoy reading my review as much as I enjoyed reading the novel and hope you also give this series a try.

Publisher: Bay Street Press
Release Date: 10-19-2022
Length: 173pp
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


She's A Riddle He Can't Solve...

Orphaned and destitute, Marietta agrees to become a King’s Girl, one of many women shipped to Quebec to be married to ungovernable settlers. Determined not to be rushed into matrimony, she challenges every bachelor to solve a riddle before courting her. The scheme buys her time—until the knotty riddle is solved by a most unlikely suitor….

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Happy New Year 2023


Wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year

And Hoping 2023 is the best year yet!