Monday, February 27, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews Hexes and Honey Buns by Danielle Garrett

Today Sophia Rose shares her audio review of Hexes and Honeybuns, #3 in Danielle Garrett's Paranormal Cozy Sugar Shack mysteries.

Note: Sophia Rose was effected by that huge storm so she may be absent for awhile

Hexes and Honey Buns by Danielle Garrett

Narrated by Amanda Ronconi

#3 Sugar Shack Mysteries

Paranormal Cozy Mystery

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 12.27.22

Time:  5 hours 42 minutes

Rating: 4.5 stars

Narrator Rating: 5 stars

Format: audio

Source: Tantor

Sellers: Amazon

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Goodreads Blurb:

The pen is mightier than the sword - but what's a witch to do when she has writer's block?

After landing my first official journalist job I thought the ideas would be spilling out faster than I could type. But it turns out life in the shadow of my debut piece is a little...make that a lot, harder than I expected.

So, when a convicted murderer reaches out begging for help in proving her innocence, I jump at the chance to dig into another investigation.

The only problem? This trail is ice cold.

I don't want to give up on a good story, or let down a witch desperate for my help, but I'm not sure where to turn and I'm running out of time.

Will my last ditch effort pan out, or will I be forced to give my editor a blank page?

Thursday, February 23, 2023

#GIVEAWAY - Cover Reveal - Act Like a Lady Think Like a Lord by Celeste Connally an AustenProse tour

Today I'm so excited to be a part of this Act Like a Lady Think Like a Lord cover reveal and #Giveaway sponsored by the author Celeste Connally and her publisher Minotaur Books tour by #AustenProse. See book and Giveaway deets below.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

#GIVEAWAY Clever Girl by Laralyn Doran tour a Caffeinated PR tour

Today I am celebrating the release of CLEVER GIRL by Laralyn Doran. This is the third standalone novel in the Driven Women series featuring strong women and the men who fall for them. Come check out Mia and Gus before downloading your copy. You're gonna love this friends to lovers romance. Be sure to enter the giveaway.

Clever Girl

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Mia St. James

Men want me. I rev their engines.
No, really, it’s my job to make their cars go faster.
Some say I’m the perfect woman—but not Gus Quinlan.
In college, I knew not to lose my heart to him. Yet, he still managed to break it.
Years later, he helps me land a dream job with a women-led race team.
He even invites me to be his roommate—that’s how far in the “friend zone” I am.
Until he kisses me and promises I’m more.

Some say I’m sharp, others say clever…but when it comes to Gus, I can be such a fool.
Is my heart strong enough to give him a second chance when the smart thing to do is to leave him in the rearview mirror?

Gus Quinlan

In my life, I have women I date and friends who are women…and then there is Mia St. James.
She crashes into my well-constructed world with the sweetness I remember
and a new sexy confidence that has me spinning my wheels.
My friends warn me not to cross that line.
Until we’re on a romantic beach under the moonlight, and…come on—I couldn’t not kiss her.

When forced to relive a trauma, I misread the data and destroy our bond.
I can rebuild a hundred-thousand-dollar engine…but how do I repair us?

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Review Going Rogue in Red Rye County Interview with author Katie Mettner

Today I'm sharing my review of Going Rogue in Red Rye County and my exclusive interview with new favorite author Katie Mettner who writes for Harlequin's Intrigue line.

Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Release Date:
Length: 210pp
Source: Author for review
Secure One #1
Buy It: Publisher/Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



She’s on a mission
And dangerously off the grid…

After an undercover mission gone wrong, agent Mina August is on the run from the FBI and The Madame, a ruthless brothel owner. Her mantra: trust no one. But alone and permanently disabled, the cunning beauty must trust her ex-partner Roman Jacobs to take her side in a deadly cat-and-mouse game. Can she fight her true feelings for Roman to stay professional…and alive?

From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Sweep of the Heart by Ilona Andrews

Today I welcome Sophia Rose back to the blog with her review of an author I have been wanting to try for a long time. Read all about what she thought of Sweep of the Heart by Ilona Andrews #6 in the Innkeeper Chronicles.

Sweep of the Heart by Ilona Andrews

#6 Innkeeper Chronicles

Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy

Publisher:  Self

Published:  12.13.22

Pages:  456

Rating: 4.5 stars

Format: ebook

Source: purchased

Sellers:  Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

From the New York Times #1 bestselling author, Ilona Andrews, comes a fun and action-packed new adventure in the Innkeeper Chronicles! We invite you to relax, enjoy yourself, and above all, remember the one rule all visitors must obey: the humans must never know.

Life is busier than ever for Innkeeper, Dina DeMille and Sean Evans. But it’s about to get even more chaotic when Sean's werewolf mentor is kidnapped. To find him, they must host an intergalactic spouse-search for one of the most powerful rulers in the Galaxy. Dina is never one to back down from a challenge. That is, if she can manage her temperamental Red Cleaver chef; the consequences of her favorite Galactic ex-tyrant's dark history; the tangled politics of an interstellar nation, and oh, yes, keep the wedding candidates from a dozen alien species from killing each other. Not to mention the Costco lady.

They say love is a battlefield; but Dina and Sean are determined to limit the casualties!

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Showcase February Romance from Canary Street Press

In case you didn't know last October Harlequin renamed it's flagship Harlequin Trade Publishing to Canary Street Press modernizing the beloved publisher to include modern commercial love stories, rom-coms and more diverse romantic fiction. 
Here is a selection of releases for February and two new trade releases. And no matter what the name changes to it's still the publisher that makes the world go round.


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Review- End of Story by Kylie Scott

I am so excited to be sharing my review of End of Story by Kylie Scott, I have read Kylie before so I expected a fantastic read and she did not disappoint. Read on and see what I thought about this novel that has already received a Lot of advanced praise. Valentine's Day is the perfect release for this feel good read.

ISBN-13: 978-1525804793
Publisher: Graydon House a division of Harlequin
Release Date: 02-14-2023
Length: 320pp
Source: Publisher for Review
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


New York Times bestselling sensation Kylie Scott’s sexy, smart and unconventional opposites-attract love story looks at what happens when fate refuses to give up on what’s meant to be…

When Susie Bowen inherits a charming fixer-upper from her aunt, she’s excited to start living her best HGTV life. But when she opens the door to find that her contractor is none other than her ex’s best friend, Lars—the same man who witnessed their humiliating public breakup six months ago—she isn’t exactly eager to have anyone around whose alliance is with the enemy. But beggars can’t be choosers, and the sooner the repairs are done, the sooner she can get back to embracing singledom.

Things go from awkward to unbelievable when Lars discovers a divorce certificate hidden in a wall and dated ten years in the future—with both their names on it. It couldn’t possibly be real…could it? As Susie and Lars work to unravel the document’s origins, the impossibility of a spark between them suddenly doesn’t seem so far-fetched. But would a relationship between them be doomed before it’s even begun?

“Sweet and spicy—the unique setup, top-notch banter and charming enigma had me hooked.” —Anna E. Collins, author of Love at First Spite

Friday, February 10, 2023

Showcase - In the Belly of the Congo A Novel by BLAISE NDALA Translated by AMY B. REID an Other Press release

Today I'm showcasing In the Belly of the Congo by Blaise Ndala  "A gripping multigenerational novel that explores the history and human cost of colonialism in the Congo."

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-258-0
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 02-07-2023
Length: 432pp
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April 1958. Organizing the Brussels World’s Fair, the biggest international event since the end of the Second World War, subcommissioner Robert Dumont cedes to pressure from the royal palace: there will be a “Congolese village” in one of the seven pavilions devoted to the settlements. Among the eleven members of this “human zoo” assembled to put on a show at the foot of the Atomium is the young Tshala, daughter of the intractable king of the Bakuba. From her native Kasai to Brussels via Léopoldville, the princess’s journey unfolds—until her forced exhibition at Expo 58, where we lose track of her.
Summer 2004. Newly arrived in Belgium, a niece of the missing princess crosses paths with a man haunted by the ghost of his father—Francis Dumont, professor of law at the Free University of Brussels. A breathtaking series of events will reveal to them a secret the former subcommissioner of Expo 58 carried to his grave.
From one century to the next, In the Belly of the Congo confronts History with a capital “H” to pose the central question of the colonial equation: Can the past pass?

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose

Today my friend Sophia Rose is back with her review of Murder on Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose a debut in her new historical mystery Wexford and Sloan series. 

Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose

#1 Wrexford and Sloan

Historical Mystery

Publisher:  Kensington Books

Published:  6.27.17

Pages:  340

Rating: 5 stars

Format: ebook

Source: Purchased

Sellers:  Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

In Regency London, an unconventional scientist and a fearless female artist form an unlikely alliance to expose unspeakable evil . . .

The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behavior. He does not suffer fools gladly. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London’s most popular satirical cartoonist, A.J. Quill, skewers them both. But then the clergyman is found slain in a church—his face burned by chemicals, his throat slashed ear to ear—and Wrexford finds himself the chief suspect.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Review, Burning Bridges in Nowhere by Donna Augustine

Today I'm happy to bring you my review of Burning Bridges in Nowhere by Donna Augustine who's become a go to author in fantasy/paranormal romance for me and this the second in her Going Nowhere series is a non-stop action packed unputdownable installation.

Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 01-20-2023
Length: 304pp
Source: Author for Review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



I lost my family, career and everything I knew when I came to Nowhere, but I’m rebuilding a life for myself in this strange new reality.

I’m working as a tinker for my mysterious boss Kaden when my past drives a wedge between us, and I’m once again left with nothing. Things are already spiraling out of control when my darkest secret comes to light, and the people of Nowhere turn on me as well.

Now it’s not only my job and friends I could lose, but my very existence is in peril. It’s time to find out who’s loyal and who will leave me for dead.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

#GIVEAWAY Review-Not your Ex's Hexes Interview with author April Asher

I am so psyched to be sharing my review and interview with author April Asher about her latest fantasy romance, Not Your Ex's Hexes plus as a treat for my readers St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a #Giveaway. Deets to follow.

Giveaway is for one Print copy
Not Your Ex's Hexes
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ISBN-13: 978-1250808011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 02-07-2023
Length: 352pp
Supernatural Singles #2
Source: Publisher for review
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In April Asher’s next Supernatural Singles novel, Not Your Ex's Hexes, a one-night-stand between a willful witch and a broody half-demon conjures an adventure that wouldn’t be complete without several magical mishaps.

For her entire life, Rose Maxwell trained to become the next Prima on the Supernatural Council. Now that she’s stepped down, it’s time for this witch to focus on herself. And not think about her impulsive one-night stand with Damian Adams, a half-Demon Veterinarian who she can’t get out of her head. Neither of them is looking for a relationship. But when Rose is sentenced to community service at Damian’s animal sanctuary it becomes impossible for them to ignore their sparking attraction. A friends-with-benefits, no feelings, no strings arrangement works perfectly for them both.

After a sequence of dead-end jobs, it’s not until Rose tangos with two snarly demons that she thinks she’s finally found her path. However, this puts Damian back on the periphery of a world he thought he left behind. He doesn’t approve of Rose becoming a Hunter, but if there's one thing he's learned about the stubborn witch, it was telling her not to do something was one sure-fire way to make sure she did.

Working―and sleeping―together awakens feelings Damian never knew he had...and shouldn't have. Because thanks to his ex's hex, if he falls in love, he'll not only lose his heart―but his humanity.

Monday, February 6, 2023

#MacmillanAudio Review of A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan


Today I'm reviewing the #Macmillan Audio edition of A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan, narrated by Stephanie Willing and Timothy Andres Pabon.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 01-17-2023
Length: 9 hours/ 54 minutes
Jansen Brothers #3
Source: Publisher for Review
Buy It: Audible/ Chirpbooks



Most Anticipated Romance by Goodreads, Buzzfeed, PopSugar, and more!

When Harry Met Sally meets 500 Days of Summer in A Guide to Being Just Friends, a playful and emotional romantic comedy from the author of Ten Rules for Faking It.

"Sophie Sullivan’s writing feels like a warm hug.” ―Rachel Lynn Solomon, bestselling author of The Ex Talk

Hailey Sharp has a one-track mind. Get By the Cup salad shop off the ground. Do literally everything possible to make it a success. Repeat. With a head full of entrepreneurial ideas and a bad ex in her rearview, her one and only focus is living life the way she wants to. No distractions.

Wes Jansen never did understand the fuss about relationships. With a string of lackluster first dates and the pain from his parents’ angry divorce following him around, he’d much rather find someone who he likes, but won’t love. Companionship, not passion, is the name of the game.

When Hailey and Wes find each other in a disastrous meet cute that wasn’t even intended for them, they embarrassingly go their separate ways. But when Wes finds Hailey to apologize for his behavior, they strike up a friendship. Because that’s all this can be. Hailey doesn’t want any distractions. Wes doesn’t want to fall in love.

What could possibly go wrong?

"A joyful, swoony romance full of heart and humor!" ―Sarah Adams, author of The Cheat Sheet

Thursday, February 2, 2023

#Giveaway Showcase The Man Who Screams at Night and other stories by Rush Leaming a PIC tour

Settle in for a gritty global group of short stories that will make you look under the bed!
Don't forget to visit all the blogs on the tour and to enter the #Giveaway sponsored by Partners In Crime Virtual Tours

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The Man Who Screams At Nightfall…
and other stories

by Rush Leaming

January 16 - February 10, 2023 Virtual Book Tour