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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tasty Book Spotlight + Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway:


Here All Along
Kelly Brothers #7
By: Crista McHugh
Releasing August 26, 2015
Self-Published



Blurb
Can best friends become lovers while the cameras are rolling?

Movie star Gideon Kelly has always harbored a secret crush for his long-time friend and assistant, Sarah. One sizzling kiss is enough to convince him she’s the only woman for him, and he’ll do anything to prove to her they have all the makings of an epic Hollywood romance.

Sarah Holtz rose to stardom as a child only to crash and burn in her late teen years. Gideon was there to help put the pieces of her life back together, and she now relishes her life far away from the paparazzi flashes. Her need for privacy is the one thing holding her back from exploring something more with him. When a video of their kiss goes viral, she’s left wondering if he’s worth the risk of stepping back into the spotlight to become his leading lady.

Recommended for those who enjoy:
· Friends to lovers stories
· Hollywood romances
· Las Vegas weddings
· Waking up married stories
· Stories of second chances
· Sidekicks who love a good practical joke

My Thoughts:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PUYB Blog Tour + Review: What To Do With a Duke by Sally MacKenzie


What To Do With A Duke
Spinster House, 1
Sally MacKenzie
Zebra
August 25, 2015



Blurb: 

Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosingor fall unexpectedly, madly in love…

Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town’s infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart—the most handsome man she’s ever seen, and the only man who’s ever impressed her in the least…

With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can’t help but be stirred by Cat. It’s terribly unfortunate he’s not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir’s birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken—in true fairy-tale fashion—by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin…

My Thoughts:

Even Vampires Get the Blues by Sandra Hill (Review)

I have to say that I enjoyed Even Vampires Get the Blues by Sandra Hill. I must say that this is my first time reading A Deadly Angels Book even though I have one on my kindle. Yeah, it was on sale, and I'm a sucker for a sale. Anyway, Even Vampires Get the Blues is the sixth book in the series (can't break tradition here).

For those who are like me who haven't picked up the series yet is about some vikings that weren't being too good the Archangel Michael basically saved their souls and turns them into vampire angels. Each one has a version of the deadly sin. Our hero today Harek Sigurdsson sin is greed. He was a very greed viking who was dabbling in the slave trade when he was a live. So, he thought money and power were the way to go, before he changed. As I'm reading this story I pictured Harek as Alexander SkarsgÄrd, after all he did play a viking vampire in True Blood. Sorry I'm digressing. Basically, he needs to change his way otherwise he will be eternally damned. Jump ahead to the modern age and he still has a problem with greed among other things. He may be hot and sexy, but he still has a lot to learn.

Then we have Camille Dumaine who happens to an awesome Navy Seal (WEALS). Her nickname is Camo. On the outside she seems like a plain jane that could kick anyones butt, but looks can be deceiving as Harek learns while he escorts Camille to a wedding. Anyway, Harek gets roped into going cause he needs to fill Camille on an assignment they are working on together. However, its more than that he might have possibly found his life mate, but he is in serious denial. Okay, Harek is pretty vain, so he doesn't understand why he would be attract to such a plain jane like Camille. At the same time Camille is like oh no, I can't be attracted to him this would end up to being fourth disastrous relationship. Of course, Harek past comes into play to their budding relationship, which causes a blip.

All right, who doesn't love sexy viking vampire angel. Anyway, I liked this story, because we have humor. Harek cracks me up, because he's just so cocky. However, he gets knocked down a peg or two when he's with Camille. He's able to come to terms with his past and learn, and Camille was able to overcome her ancestors past which is the reason Harek and Camille have a falling out. We also find action with the fight between Lucipires (demon vampires, yeah I know I didn't touch on that). It has a great combination of action, steam, and romance. Eventually, I will get Harek's brothers, and I do like the take on the seven deadly sins.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss.

Rating:
4 Stars

Forever Romance Top 5 + Excerpt + Giveaway: Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair


Top 5 Things Every Respectable Southern Lady Needs according to Babette Holden

1.     Pearls. Every respectable lady needs a strand of pearls. Preferably, ones passed down from a great great relative whose name comes from a flower, a spice, or a biblical do-gooder.

2.     A blue-ribbon pie recipe. The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and the best way to impress his mama is with a prize winning homemade pie.

3.     A ring. Heirloom, diamond, and big enough to catch the attention of every other lady in town, but not so big as to be boastful.  

4.     A devoted mother who loves and cherished her daughter—and in times of doubt can steer her daughter in the right direction, which is always the direction that leads to the alter.

5.     Above all else, a true respectable southern lady needs a husband

A TASTE OF SUGAR 
Sugar, Georgia #3
by Marina Adair 
Forever Mass Market
August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Forever Romance Launch Day Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: You're the Earl I Want by Kelly Bowen


You're the Earl I Want
The Lords of Worth, #3
Kelly Bowen
Forever Romance 
Aug. 25, 2015



THE EARL DOTH PROTEST . . .

For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it's always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown. 

. . . BUT THE LADY KNOWS BEST


In her heart, Joss has always loved Heath, the one person she's always been able to count on. That doesn't mean she wants to marry him though. Without a husband, Joss can do as she pleases-and now, it pleases her to solve the mystery of an encoded file given to Heath by a dying man. It's put Heath in peril once, and Joss won't let that happen again. She'll do what she must to ensure the earl's safety. And to remind him that what she lacks in convention, she makes up for in passion.


Excerpt from You're the Earl I Want:

Monday, August 24, 2015

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Say You're Mine by Diana Alberts

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Today we are revealing the cover for SAY YOU'RE MINE by Diane Alberts. This book is being released by Entangled Publishing's Brazen line this December, and it is part of the Shillings Agency series. Check out the blurb and giveaway below!

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BOOK BLURB:

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Her Lucky Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan


Her Lucky Cowboy
Montana Men # 3
By: Jennifer Ryan  
Releasing August 25, 2015
Avon





Blurb

Champion rodeo rider Dane Bowden is eight seconds from winning under the Vegas lights, one last hurrah before reluctantly returning to his family's Montana ranch. But his bull has other plans. When Dane wakes up, he's sure he's died and gone to heaven . . . because the doctor who comes to his aid is the same girl who saved his life and disappeared years ago.

Bell would do anything for Dane. He's the fantasy that always kept her going. A child genius hidden away by her family, Bell was the secret no one talked about, the girl no one wanted. Despite finding success as a young surgeon, she's still the awkward girl who's never had a boyfriend. So why does Dane, a notorious playboy and sizzling-hot cowboy, insist on taking her on a real date?

Bell is the only woman in Dane's heart. When a rodeo rivalry turns deadly, it's his turn to save Bell's life—because he sure as hell won't lose his guardian angel again.

My Thoughts: 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lusting for Covers (85): The Knave of Hearts by Elizabeth Boyle


Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.



This Weeks Selection:


The Knave of Hearts by Elizabeth Boyle
Publisher: Avon (Jan. 2016)
Series: Rhymes with Love, 5
Genre: Historical

Blurb:


In the fifth novel of the captivating Rhymes With Love series from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle, a young woman's hopes of a match encounter a wickedly handsome complication . . .
Lavinia Tempest has been eagerly anticipating a spectacular season. But one disastrous pile-up on the Almack's dance floor derails all her plans. Add to that, the very stunning revelations about her mother's scandalous past have become the ton's latest on dits. Lavinia's future has gone from shining bright to blackest night in one misstep.
Alaster "Tuck" Rowland admits he's partly to blame for Lavinia's disastrous debut. But it's not guilt that compels him to restore her reputation. Rather, he's placed a wager that he can make Lavinia into one of the most sought-after ladies in London. Who better than an unrepentant rake to set society astir?
Tuck's motives are hardly noble. But in teaching the lovely Lavinia how to win any man she wants, he suddenly finds himself tangled in the last place he ever imagined: in love.


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Why?

I love it cause dude has his chest exposed, but his posture is like what are you going to do about it. He just seems so sure of himself. What do you guys think of my choice?

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Prince and I by Karen Hawkins (Review)

First and foremost, I must say that the Grand Duchess, known to her grandson's as Tata Natasha is a menace to society and they seriously need to lock her up. She seems to find herself in a pickle every time. It also doesn't help that she's stubborn as a mule and she threatens everyone that she's not happy with to turn them into a goat. Glad to clear the air and on Tata, now I better hide before she turns me into a goat.

Okay, I couldn't put The Prince and I down. Seriously, I almost read this in one day. I thought this is a fun read. Then again I love the story of Robin Hood. There are so many versions out there, but my personal favorite one would be the Disney one. However, I'm digressing here. Basically, The Prince and I is a retelling of Robin Hood, but with a slight twist. Instead of the Prince being Robin we have Lady Murian who takes from the rich to give her band widows and children. I love how she does, because she doesn't force them to give up their possessions merely asks for donation for their cause. You have to admit that is pretty clever. So, we see Prince Gregori Maksim Alexsandr Romanovin (Max) is intrigued by this lady and decides to find out what is going. When he finds out, he feels duty bound to help Murian. Such a strong character. I absolutely love Murian's character, because during her adversity she didn't wilt and decide to give up. Which would have been totally easy, NO, she decided to fight for what was right even taken on the evil Earl of Loudan. The man is evil. He really played up the Prince John type character. You didn't see Loudan a lot in the story, but mainly his actions. Very sleazy guy, especially when he conned Tata in giving up a priceless heirloom. See Tata needs to be stop from herself. I feel bad for her grandsons.

Overall, Karen does an amazing job on retelling Robin Hood. I love that she changed the male protagonist in Robin Hood to a female. This makes it a unique retelling of the story. We see the witty conversation between Max and Murian. I have to say that was surprise by some of the parts of the story in a good way. However, I think one of my favorite parts of the story would have to be when Max figures out Murian was the bandits they came across on the way to the castle. He basically goads her, by saying the bandits had a malodorous. I lost it right there, because Murian was getting offended. Seriously, a light fun read, and will have you smiling at the end. I can't wait to see what kind of trouble Tata Natasha will cook up in the next book.

Copy provided by PocketBooks via NetGalley

Rating:
5 Stars

Friday, August 21, 2015

Avon Impulse Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Make Me by Tessa Bailey

MAKE ME
Broke and Beautiful, #3
Tessa Bailey
Avon Impulse
August 11, 2015

Blurb:

In the final Broke and Beautiful novel from bestselling author Tessa Bailey, a blue collar construction worker and a quiet uptown girl are about to discover that the friendzone can sometimes be excellent foreplay.

Construction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown virgin like her could never be truly happy with a rough, blue-collar guy like him. If only she’d stop treating him like her personal hero—a role he craves more than oxygen—maybe he could accept it.

With the future of her family’s hedge fund on her shoulders, Abby barely has time to sleep, let alone find love. And her best friend Russell acting like a sexy, overprotective hulk any time their Super Group goes out in public definitely isn’t helping her single status. But after a near-tragedy lands Russell in her bed for the night, Abby’s suddenly fantasizing about what he looks like shirtless. Chest hair and tattoos—who knew?

As Russell struggles to keep Abby at a safe distance, she begins to see through his tough-talking exterior—and acknowledge her own feelings. Now she’s ready to turn the friend-zone into foreplay…and make him lose control.

My Thoughts:

Tasty Book Tours Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley


Tasty Book Tours is thrilled to Present 
the Cover for the Upcoming Brightwater Romance...

Best Worst Mistake
Brightwater #3
By: Lia Riley
Releasing October 20, 2015
Avon Impulse




Blurb
The third sexy and emotional novel in debut Avon author Lia Riley’s Brightwater series set in the mountains of Northern California

Sometimes the worst mistakes turn out to be the best…

Smoke jumper Wilder Kane once reveled in the rush from putting out dangerous wildfires. But after a tragic accident, he’s cut himself off from the world, refusing to leave his isolated cabin. When a headstrong beauty bursts in, Wilder finds himself craving the fire she ignites in him, but letting anyone near his darkness would be a mistake.

After her Hollywood life went up in smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Tinseltown behind and returned to Brightwater to care for her ailing father. Spending her days in a small bookstore, her peaceful existence is up-ended by a fascinating but damaged man. Quinn is determined to not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s experienced the heat of his passions.

But when an arsonist targets the community and Wilder is accused, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will his desire for Quinn flameout or will he be able to tame the wildness inside and rekindle a hope for their future?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Spotlight: On The Fly by Catherine Gayle




USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the Portland Storm hockey romance series.

Injury after injury has put Brenden Campbell’s NHL career on hold for years. Now he’s playing for the Portland Storm and determined to make it stick. Few things in life drive him more than being told he can’t have something he wants, and what he wants most is to prove he belongs. Brenden also wants Rachel Shaw, the cute, little redhead who just got hired as the general manager’s new assistant. But then she went and made herself off-limits, telling him: “I don’t date.” Those three words pretty much guarantee that he’ll do everything he can to change her mind.

Rachel is changing things up on the fly for her family, moving them somewhere she can be the kind of mom her kids deserve. Allowing anyone else to be in their lives is out of the question, at least until her instincts get back on track. How else can she be sure who to steer the kids clear of? Right now she trusts no one, including herself, and especially not a man like Brenden Campbell. He’s way too handsome and a little bit cocky. Falling for a guy like him is a mistake she can’t afford to make twice.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Desire Me More by Tiffany Clare


Desire Me More
Desire Me # 2
By: Tiffany Clare
Released Aug 4th, 2015
Avon Impulse



Blurb

He was her lover…and her employer.

From the moment Amelia Grant accepted the position of secretary to Nicholas Riley, London's most notorious businessman, she knew her life would be changed forever. For Nick didn't want just her secretarial skills…he wanted her complete surrender. And she was more than willing to give it to him, spending night after night in delicious sin. As the devastatingly insatiable Nick teaches her the ways of forbidden desire, Amelia begins to dream of a future together…

But in the light of day, sinister shadows lurk, determined to tear them apart.

My Thoughts:

Desire Me Now by Tiffany Clare (Review)

In Desire Me Now, we meet Amelia Grant and Nicholas Riley. Basically, Amelia is running away from her previous life. We don't know why until a little later in the story. She's had a run of bad luck up until she meets Nick. Basically, comes in rescuing Amelia. Her experience with men in general hasn't been too good, so she is a leery on Nick intentions. When Nick rescues Amelia he sees two things: 1) A wounded soul 2) A desire to have this woman. He needs to gain her trust.

First off, Desire Me Now starts out a little slow, and I think part of that stems from Nick trying to gain Amelia's trust. It takes majority of this story to gain that trust. We watch Nick showing that he's a trust worthy guy. There are few times Amelia is afraid that he's going to control her and Nick had to basically break it down for her:
"I might be master of this household, but I am not a master over any person, including you."
He basically letting her know I'm not going to force you to be with me.
"You will come to me of your own free will and on equal footing, Amelia. I won't have you any other way."
He is sure of himself.

Yes, we see the beginnings of their relationship. There is more to the story like the past she's running away from which happens to be her brother. Yes, it abruptly stops with a cliffhanger. However, it's a serial. The ending of this part leaves you wonder what's going to happen, since her brother has popped into picture. Is he going to cause trouble for Amelia and Nick? I guess we have to wait and see.

Rating:
3 1/2 Stars

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Entangled Cover Reveal: Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey (Plus Bonus Cover)

Get ready for Boiling Point! The next installment in Tessa Bailey's thrilling Crossing the Line series.  We hope you love the cover as much as we do!

Release date: January 26, 2016


About Boiling Point:

Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all...

Con artist Austin Shaw's been in disguise so long he's not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he's been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.

Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she's ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He's infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she's determined to resist him.

But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants...including a man that Polly must trust if she's to escape their dangerous game alive.

WordSmith Publicity Release Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Love So Tempting by Marquita Valentine


We're celebrating the release for the next book in The Lawson Brothers Series, LOVE SO TEMPTING! Check out the excerpt and giveaway below!


Title: Love So Tempting (Lawson Brothers #4)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography



Book Description:
Prim and proper beauty queen Lemon McCoy is at her wit’s end when one night of passion leaves her pregnant by Jessamine’s favorite ladies man, Tristan Lawson. Forced to turn to her childhood tormentor in her time of need, she convinces Tristan to marry her to keep the gossip in their small town at bay.

Marine turned hometown librarian Tristan Lawson has secretly loved Lemon McCoy for years but they can’t seem to be around each other without trading insults. When Lemon finally spends the night with him, it’s a dream come true, and he hopes, the start of something more. But the very next morning they are back to their bickering ways that forces the two apart. Until Lemon confesses that she’s pregnant with his baby, giving him a second chance he never expected.

Although Tristan agrees to a marriage of convenience, he is confident he can show Lemon they are right for each other. But can Lemon trust him with her heart, or will their past be too much to overcome?