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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lusting for Covers (47): The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes


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 Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (Apr 2015)
Series: Not Sure
Genre: Historical Romance

Blurb:

Noah Winters, Earl of Anselm, spent months sorting and courting the year's crop of debutantes in search of an ideal bride. When the sweet, biddable young thing he selected accepts another's proposal, Noah decides to court her companion instead.

Thea Collins, though, is anything but biddable. She has learned the hard way that men are not to be trusted, especially the handsome ones. When she reluctantly accepts, Noah rushes Thea to the altar before she can reveal her deepest secret. Can she finally move on from her past, or will it come back to haunt her?


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Why?
Mainly cause of the title, I mean this screams me cause I gotta know what the heck did he do. Then you read the blurb and think hmm. Plus, the cover is beautiful too. However, it's the title that called my name. So, what are you lusting for?


Friday, November 21, 2014

InkSlinger PR Review + Giveaway: Hard To Come By by Laura Kaye


Hard To Come By
By Laura Kaye
Releasing November 25,2014
 Avon 


About HARD TO COME BY:
Caught between desire and loyalty…

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.

When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.

As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…

My Thoughts:

Tasty Book Tour Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Tall, Dark and Royal by Vanessa Kelly


Tall, Dark & Royal
The Renegade Royals # 2.5
By: Vanessa Kelly
Releasing November 25th, 2015
Zebra / Kensington



Blurb

He's the man behind the mission to track down the illegitimate children of England's Royal Princes and help them get their due. But his deepest desire is far more personal… Magnificent and stubborn.

Fourteen years apart had not changed Chloe Steele, or Dominic Hunter's love for her. He'd been a street urchin, a boy raised at court, and finally a magistrate, yet he'd never belonged anywhere--except by her side. Now Chloe devoted herself to girls threatened by scandal--like she had been. But she was in danger, and Dominic was determined to help--and hopefully make up for lost time…

Even in childhood, Dominic had made Chloe feel safe. Now she also felt thrillingly flustered by the powerful man he'd become, and by the longing he inspired. Because Dominic meant not only to protect her, but to untangle the lies that had separated them. Yet for Chloe, surrendering to temptation may be easier than risking a future that could ruin them both…

My Thoughts:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spotlight: A Diva in Manhattan by Aubrie Dione


A Diva in Manhattan
by Aubrie Dionne
Releasing November 20, 2014
 Avon Impulse 


A Date with the Diva

Fresh off a successful Italian tour, soprano soloist Alaina Amaldi returns to America on cloud nine. The Metropolitan Opera has invited her to guest star in their performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute, and she’s singing at the top of her game. But, to act the part of the sweet, young Pamina in love, she has to be likeable; something that has never come easily to her. On a quest to soften her diva-like image, she volunteers at an arts school for underprivileged children. Too bad the kids call her the opera witch…

Brett Robinson has moved to Manhattan to start afresh. Used to living on his own as a logger, he finds a job with a construction company repairing the sidewalk in front of the Metropolitan Opera House. What he didn’t count on was for one of those hoity-toity divas to strut straight past him and into his heart!

However, Brett knows that a guy like him doesn’t have a chance with a woman like Alaina. That is until an older woman asks him to attend a fundraiser, posing as her Wall Street stockbroker son. Before he knows it, Brett’s drinking cocktails with the gorgeous diva! Trouble is, she thinks he’s quite a few billion dollars richer. Is she as shallow as everyone claims, or will she still love what she sees when the tux comes off?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Wing & A Prayer by Andrea Laurence (Review)

Normally I don't add the book blurb, but I think this one is kind of important cause I just can't reword in a way that doesn't leave anything out.

More Than Words: Bestselling authors and real-life heroines
Making a difference…transforming lives… This year, the recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words Award are three women whose selfless deeds and far-reaching goals are helping to build stronger, safer communities. Now three bestselling Harlequin authors honor these remarkable women with stories inspired by their extraordinary contributions.
In A Wing & A Prayer, Atlanta businessman Dylan Alexander is committed to getting children the medical attention they need. And he has to admit, he enjoys flying single mom Jo Nichols and her son, Zack, from St. Simon's Island to Baltimore on his private jet. Now if he could just stop fantasizing about the three of them as a family…
Jo owes everything to Miracle Flights for Kids…and the six-foot CEO who volunteers his time and compassion. But past experience has taught her that acting on their growing attraction would be a mistake. All bets are off when Dylan and her son start seriously bonding. Are blue skies up ahead? Only if she and the once-burned businessman have the courage to go for it.
Look for A Wing & A Prayer by Andrea Laurence, along with two more free ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: A Place in Her Heart by Trish Milburn and Never Too Late by Christi Barth. Visit the Harlequin More Than Words website at www.harlequinmorethanwords.com, or your favorite ebook retailer, to download these free novellas today.

My Thoughts:

Honestly, I thought A Wing & A Prayer as a sweet and all round good story. You have Jo, a mother, who is trying her best to take of her son, even when it's not the easiest thing to do. You have Dylan, who has taken time of his busy schedule to fly Jo and her son to Baltimore for medical treatment. It's just a feel good story about hope and kindness. Of course there is a little romance that buds between Dylan and Jo, it does hit a little bump. However, by the end you have that happy ending that gives you the warm and fuzzy feeling. Plus, it's a quick free read. 

Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry (Review)

Early this week I spotlighted Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry. However, I didn't get my review up on Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Giveaway + Exclusive Twelve Days of Sweet Giveaway: Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry. Things happen, but you can still enter the giveaway if you like. Anyway, back to the purpose of the post and that is my thoughts. 

This is my first time reading Candis Terry's writing, even though I have a few of her books. (Yes, I have no control when it comes to sales on books). Anyway, I like novella's cause they give you a taste of an author to see if you would be willing to continue on. I happen to like Sweet Cowboy Christmas, because it was a cute sweet read. 

The Prince Who Loved Me by Karen Hawkins (Review)

I have finally finished The Prince Who Loved Me by Karen Hawkins. I know that it has taken me a while to finish this book and I tried to figure out why I was having trouble getting into this book, because I enjoyed the writing. It basically boils down to the fact it's a Cinderella troupe. I have come to the realization, Cinderella troupe's are not my favorite. They tend to make me anxious. I know it's silly cause Cinderella gets her man in the end, but it's getting there. Of course, every Cinderella has a stepmother and stepsisters and they usually are wicked. However, in Karen's The Prince Who Loved Me Sorcha and Mari are actually kind and sweet to Bronwyn.  Even the stepmother isn't so bad, but at times you wonder if she's actually a wicked one. Then you throw in the twist of the Alexsey's grandmother the Grand Duchess Natasha.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Release Day Blast + Giveaway: A Rogue's Deadly Redemption by Jeannie Ruesch


A Rogue’s Deadly Redemption
By: Jeannie Ruesch
Releasing November 17th, 2014
Self-Published 



Blurb

Scandal forced Lady Lily Melrose into an untenable decision: marry the man she wanted but who wanted someone else or leave her home for America. She gambled and stayed. Now, almost four years later, Lily is ready to gamble again—on a future that means leaving her neglectful, absent husband behind.  But when a deadly adversary threatens them both, Lily realizes how little she understood about her husband—and her marriage.  She's faced with another impossible choice: leave the man she loved to face certain death or stay and fight to help him deliver on a promise he no longer remembers.

Robert Melrose was raised as the forgotten third-born son with no future—without even the label of black sheep to keep him respectable. Not content with obscurity, he cultivated his own path to power, aligning himself with London's underworld, where betrayal is deadly.  But when an accident wipes away his past, Robert can't remember who he is or what he's done. What he does know is that his wife, Lily, evokes a strong need inside—a need to prove he's better than his past.  But when his past becomes a present danger, Robert must choose: gain the trust and love of the woman intent on leaving or let her walk away from him and the danger that might cost both their lives.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Giveaway + Exclusive Twelve Days of Sweet Giveaway: Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry


Sweet Cowboy Christmas
Sweet, Texas # 3.5
By: Candis Terry
Releasing November 25th, 2014
Avon Impulse



Blurb
Mistletoe, holly, and cowboys, oh my! Christmas in Texas has never been sweeter.

Years ago, Chase Morgan traded in his dusty cowboy boots for the shimmering lights of New York City and a fast track up the corporate ladder. But when his shiny life is turned on end just in time for Christmas, Chase knows he needs to reevaluate even if that means going home to Texas to endure his least favorite holiday.

When Mr. Tall, Dark, and Smoking Hot walks through her door at the Magic Box Guest Ranch, Faith Walker sees just another handsome, rich exec looking to play cowboy for a week-at her expense. She’s sure the grumpy, but sexy as hell Scrooge will put a crimp in her holly jolly plans. Until a sizzling kiss has her seeing him in a new light.

Chase is haunted by secrets, and even though it goes entirely against her “hands off the guests” rule Faith is tempted to help him leave the past behind. As the magic of the season swirls around them, she is determined to succeed because now she is certain one sweet, cowboy Christmas will never be enough.

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean


Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover
The Rules of Scoundrels # 4
By: Sarah MacLean
Releasing November 25th, 2014
Avon Romance




Blurb

By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking-in London’s darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city’s most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered...until now.

Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana’s secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear...including her heart.


My Thoughts:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

So, I finally got to No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean. Truth be told I didn't read the book blurb when I bought the book. All I knew was it was the third book for The Rules of Scoundrels, and I had the first book. So, I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started the book. When I started the prologue, I was like what! Which made me read the book blurb. Anyway, I guess I should could get to me thoughts.

Book Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: Heating It Up One Hero At A Time




Book Blurb:

Love Across the Ages...Seven best-selling and award-winning authors bring readers historical romantic adventures set in Medieval Scotland, Regency England, Civil War America, the Wild West, and Gilded Age America. We’re Heating It Up one hero at a time with Scottish Highlanders, Regency Rakes, Union Spies, Mountain Men & Sexy Smugglers.

This LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET contains seven sensual, full-length novels.

NIGHT STORM by Tracey Devlyn
A promising young apothecary picks up the pieces of her life, only to collide with the ruthless thief-taker who once shattered her dreams and her heart.

RAFE'S REDEMPTION by Jennifer Jakes
He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman…

SECRETS, SPIES & SWEET LITTLE LIES by Tara Kingston
A heart's destiny cannot be denied when a daring Union spy abducts a beautiful runaway bride he suspects of being a traitor.

THE HIGHLANDER'S TEMPTATION by Eliza Knight
A warrior on a mission is tempted by an alluring lass, and though she's been forbidden she'll break every rule for the pleasure of his
intoxicating kiss.

CAMERON by Lane McFarland
To heal a warrior’s heart takes patience. But to resist a warrior’s
heart takes fortitude.

THE CAPTAIN'S TEMPTRESS by Averil Reisman
Blackmailing her way onto a ship of gunrunners bound for the Caribbean, Samantha Etheridge proves to be more than a mere opportunistic reporter to Captain Sean Nolan--perhaps even a first mate.

A ROGUE'S DEADLY REDEMPTION by Jeannie Ruesch
Proving his worth to the woman he loves might cost them both their lives.

Lusting for Covers (46): Garrett by Sawyer Bennett



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:
Garrett by Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Loveswept (Feb 2015)
Series: Carolina Cold Fury, 2
Genre: Contemporary, Sport

Blurb: 

USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with the story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose.

Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.

Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


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Why?

Even though I don't watch hockey, I can appreciate a hockey player. Today Garrett is definitely something to appreciate. I mean look at that back and those arms. Yep, drool-worthy. Let me wipe my keyboard. So, what are you lusting for?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

I do love Sarah MacLean books, but when One Good Earl Deserves a Lover came out I was kind of leery to start reading, because of all the mix reviews on it. I didn't read the reviews, but just heard about them. So, I just wasn't ready to read One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, and just decided to put it off. Now I have put it off long enough and decided to crack it open.

So, we have Pippa who has been:
Being labeled the strangest Marbury from such a young age allowed for one to develop something of a thick skin. It took much more than snickers from behind fans to rouse Pippa's embarrassment.  
Yes, she is odd, but I can't put my finger on why I think she's odd and different. It's more than her bluestocking tendency, because it's extreme and to the point that she doesn't realize the things around her. She went about getting married logically and cause Castleton asked her. However, as the date drew closer she wanted answer that no one would give her, so she decided to approach Cross who she has logically thought out to be the best solution. I adore Cross, he thought her utterly mad when she approached him on her ludicrous idea. Yet, Pippa is one determine person when she wants answers. I love that she drove Cross batty with finding loopholes to their agreement, which forces Cross to cave.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Prince and I by Karen Hawkins


Bestselling author Karen Hawkins entrances in a merry tale of Robin Hood—in Regency Scotland!
Never cross a Scottish lass . . .

The daughter of a laird, Murian MacDonald seeks vengeance against the evil earl who stole her family’s castle. With a merry band of loyal retainers, she steals baubles from the earl’s wealthy London guests, trying to lure the earl and his guards into a pursuit so she can slip into Castle Rowallen and collect evidence of his misdeeds.

Never steal from a warrior prince . . .

Her plan is working splendidly until Murian waylays Gregori Maxsim Alexsandr Romanovin, the powerful prince of Oxenburg who is on an important diplomatic mission. Maxsim challenges the masked highwayman to a duel and is furious when Marian not only bests him, but escapes with a family heirloom! Max vows to find the red-haired Scottish vixen, no matter the cost.

And never underestimate the power of white hot passion . . .

But when Max discovers Murian’s lair and hears her story, he resolves to assist her, whether she likes it or not. Tensions between the spirited lass and the icily controlled warrior prince blaze. And when Murian is betrayed, Max is forced to decide – follow the strict dictates of his royal mission, or roar into action to protect the red-haired thief who has stolen his once-cold heart.


Coming August 2015

Preorder Links:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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I love this cover. I just love the color combination. So, what do you all think of the cover? 

Cover Reveal: Shattered Duty by Katie Reus


Shattered Duty
Deadly Ops Series: Book 3
NAL/Signet Eclipse
Release date: June 2, 2015
When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he’s finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife—and he’s ready to destroy them at any cost. He won’t let anything stand in his way—not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own.
Special Agent Selene Wolfe prides herself on being the best. Her fearlessness and quick-thinking make her the perfect person to take down a deadly terrorist cell. But she needs Levi’s help, and the moment he shows up, Selene knows her objectivity—and her heart—are in trouble.
As the two strike an uneasy alliance, Levi finds himself tormented by his desire for Selene—a feeling he thought long dead. But when their mission takes an unexpected turn, he finds himself faced with an impossible choice: either put aside his need for revenge, or save the woman who’s reawakened his soul…

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I absolutely love it. I can't wait for Levi. Seriously, I have been hoping for his own book since book one. I thought he was an interesting character from the start. So, what do you all think? 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Not Until You by Roni Loren


Book Blurb:

Cela knows how to be good. She’s had a lifetime of practice. But on the night of her college graduation, she decides she’s earned one wild night before she has to move back home to her overprotective family. So when the hot neighbor she’s been quietly fantasizing about for a year suggests a game of Never Have I Ever, she’s ready. But what starts out as a simple game takes an unexpected turn. Because Ian Foster doesn’t play games he can’t win.

Foster knows his desires aren’t for the faint of heart, especially not for someone as sweet and innocent as his pretty neighbor. But when Cela shows up at his door with an invitation that surprises him, he can’t resist indulging. Cela has no idea what she’s in for. The secret dark side of this man’s need will both intrigue and terrify her. But Cela has a secret of her own—and a new game to see just how far they’re both willing to go, and how much they’re willing to risk by crossing every boundary of desire.

My Thoughts: