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Saturday, October 31, 2015

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt: All Hallows Eve by Heather Graham

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for ALL HALLOWS EVE by Heather Graham, releasing on Tuesday, October 27th! ALL HALLOWS EVE is a Krewe of Hunters Series Novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Grab your copy today!

All Hallows Eve - Cover


About ALL HALLOWS EVE: A Krewe of Hunters Novella Salem was a place near and dear to Jenna Duffy and Samuel Hall—it was where they'd met on a strange and sinister case. They never dreamed that they'd be called back. That history could repeat itself in a most macabre and terrifying fashion. But, then again, it was Salem at Halloween. Seasoned Krewe members, they still find themselves facing the unspeakable horrors in a desperate race to save each other—and perhaps even their very souls.  

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Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley


WALK THROUGH FIRE
Chaos Series #4 
Kristen Ashley 
Forever Mass Market
October 27, 2015 



The flame never dies . . . 
Millie Cross knows what it's like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned she couldn't be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie's chance run-in with her old flame sparks a desire she just can't ignore. And this time, she won't let him ride off . . . 

Bad boy Logan "High" Judd has seen his share of troubles with the law. Yet it was a beautiful woman who broke him. After ending a loveless marriage, High is shocked when his true love walks back into his life. Millie is still gorgeous, but she's just a ghost of her former self. High's intrigued at the change, but her betrayal cut him deep-and he doesn't want to get burned again. As High sinks into meting out vengeance for Millie's betrayal, he'll break all over again when he realizes just how Millie walked through fire for her man . . .


Excerpt from Walk Through Fire:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Excerpt: Never Surrender by Rosie Miles


Never Surrender
Rosie Miles
Entangled Ignite
10/19/2015



About the book:  Police officer Maggie Sinclair prides herself on her independence. She doesn't need anyone, especially her ex-lover. Working undercover to expose a prostitution ring, Maggie rescues two teenaged girls—but blows her cover in the process. Now she's in deep, and the only person who can help her is the last man she wants to call...

Detective Quinn Keller remembers Maggie telling him Hell would freeze over before she needed him. He offered her everything, and she rejected him. Now he has the opportunity to show Maggie they're stronger as a team—even as their attraction becomes increasingly hotter. But this passion won't just bring them together or tear them apart...it could get them both killed.

Excerpt from Never Surrender:

2016 Blogger Shame Review Challenge

Blogger Shame

I have decided to sign up for Blogger Shame Review Challenge which is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup and Addicted to Happily Ever After. I'm going to tackle those ARC copies that hanging  out at my house. One of the goals of 2016 is be better about this. Anyway. Per quarter I'm going to aim to take out 6 old review copies. By the end of 2016 I should have taken out 24. I hope I can get more than that accomplish. While trying to tame my shame and keep up with my reading books. Good golly, it should be an interesting year.

Want to join in on this challenge Bloggers here is the link: http://theherdpresents.blogspot.com/2015/10/2016-blogger-shame-review-challenge-sign-up.html

Let's hope it's not a disaster. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt: I Need a Hero by Codi Gary


I Need a Hero
Men in Uniform #0.5
By: Codi Gary
Releasing October 20, 2015
Avon Impulse




Blurb

Sergeant Oliver Martinez joined the military to serve his country—not plan parties. But after a run-in with his commanding officer, Oliver is suddenly responsible for the Alpha Dogs Training Program’s upcoming charity event. Worse, he’s got to work with the bossiest, sexiest woman he’s ever met—who just happens to be the general’s daughter.

When it comes to military men, Evelyn Reynolds is not interested. And with the opportunity to launch her new PR firm at the charity event, she doesn’t have time for some sexy, arrogant jerk with a hero complex. Evelyn is determined to keep things professional—if only she can ignore how Oliver’s muscles fill out a t-shirt and the infuriating way he makes her heart pound.

But when tempers flare and a scorching kiss turns into so much more, Oliver and Evelyn will have to decide if this attraction is forever…or just for now.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Seized By Love by Melissa Foster


Seized By Love
Love In Bloom #29: The Ryders #1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing October 28, 2015
World Literary Press


Blurb
You fell in love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.

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BookTrib Review + Recipe + Guest Post: Three Harlequin Titles and Authors

THE PROFESSIONAL
By Addison Fox
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
October 15, 2015


Blurb: 

Despite her job as a wedding planner, Violet Richardson doesn’t believe a happy-ever-after is in her future. And when she’s kidnapped by a killer, she’s surprised that rescue comes in the form of her tempting yet irritating neighbor, Max Baldwin.

Trying to forget his dark past, Max never meant to take on his attractive neighbor’s troubles. But now the bickering pair must outrun a thug who’s determined to get his hands on mysterious jewels he thinks are in Violet’s possession. As they race for their lives through Dallas’s summer heat, Max and Violet may finally open their eyes to the burning passion they share.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley


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




Blur
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?

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Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: One Wild Winter's Eve by Anne Barton


ONE WILD WINTER’S EVE
Honeycote, 4
Anne Barton 
Forever Romance
October 27, 2015





ONCE YOU'VE HAD A TASTE OF SCANDAL . . . 

As the Duke of Huntford's sister, Lady Rose Sherbourne follows the rules of well-bred society. Always chaperoned. Never engaging in unseemly behavior. Well, except for that one summer, years ago. And yet she's never been able to forget that handsome stable master or the stolen moments they shared. She's always wondered what might have happened if he hadn't disappeared without a word . . . Now she's about to find out. 

YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK

Charles Holland never expected to see Lady Rose again. And yet the years haven't lessened his devotion-or his desire-in any way. Despite their differences in class, Charles cannot stop himself from wanting to possess her. But as they uncover one intimate secret after another about her family, they realize that, this time, their love may come at a very dear price . . .


Excerpt:

Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Something Like Love by Sara Richardson


SOMETHING LIKE LOVE  
Heart of the Rockies #2
Sara Richardson 
Forever Mass Market
October 27, 2015



IT'S GONNA BE A WILD RIDE

Ben Noble needs to do some damage control. Fast. His heart has always been in ranching, but there's no escaping the spotlight on his high-powered political family. Now the only thing that can restore his reputation is a getaway to the fresh air of Aspen, Colorado. Not to mention that the trip gives Ben a second chance to impress a certain gorgeous mountain guide. But Paige Harper is nothing like the shy girl he remembers . . . she's so much more.

Paige is serious about Ben, too: seriously annoyed that the playboy cowboy is using her mountain for his PR. Once upon a time, she fell for Ben's aw-shucks charm, but the fairy tale didn't end happily. Paige doesn't intend to let down her guard again. But keeping their relationship all business and no pleasure may be harder than she thinks-especially if the moonlight, the Rockies, and a certain irresistible rancher have anything to say about it . . .

Excerpt:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Forever Your Earl and Scandal Takes the Stage by Eva Leigh


Forever Your Earl and Scandal Takes the Stage
The Wicked Quills of London # 1 & 2
By: Eva Leigh
Avon Romance



Blurb
FOREVER YOUR EARL: The Wicked Quills of London # 1
Publishing with Avon on September 29, 2015

Eleanor Hawke loves a good scandal. And readers of her successful gossip rag live for the exploits of her favorite subject: Daniel Balfour, the notorious Earl of Ashford. So when the earl himself marches into her office one day and invites her to experience his illicit pursuits firsthand, Eleanor is stunned. Gambling hells, phaeton races, masquerades…What more could a scandal writer want than a secret look into the life of this devilishly handsome rake?

Daniel has secrets and if The Hawk’s Eye gets wind of them, a man’s life could be at stake. And what better way to distract a gossip than by feeding her the scandal she desperately craves? But Daniel never expected the sharp mind and biting wit of the beautiful writer, and their desire for each other threatens even his best laid plans.

But when Eleanor learns the truth of his deception, Daniel will do anything to prove a romance between a commoner and an earl could really last forever.

Excerpt from Forever Your Earl:

Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree by Julie Johnstone

The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree


Justin Holleman, the Duke of Dinnisfree, is used to being wanted—in bed, for missions, and even dead. He’s protected his country more times than he can remember, gaining enemies along the way, but he failed to defend himself from the past that hardened his heart. Instead, he became an expert at shutting people out. Yet now, in order to save the king, Justin needs to let go of his old ways and let someone closer to him than ever before. He approaches the mission with his classic cold calculation, but his fiery new ally upends his ordered world and entices him at every turn. Suddenly he’s in danger of compromising his assignment and losing his heart, two things he swore never to do.

Desperate to protect her parents from poverty, among other things, Miss Arabella Carthright unwittingly becomes a pawn in a dangerous political battle when she agrees to aid an enigmatic stranger. Having learned long ago to count only on herself, she’s surprised when time and again the duke actually aids her. But when his true assignment becomes clear, Arabella realizes the man she’s come to care for poses the greatest threat to those she loves.

As Justin and Arabella face their feelings and their web of deception falls away, they must decide how high a price they are willing to pay for love and loyalty.

Excerpt:

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lusting for Covers (94): One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild by Megan Frampton


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:


One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild by Megan Frampton
Publisher: Avon (Dec. 2015)
Series: A Dukes Behaving Badly, 3
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward?

The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger with an eye patch, an ideal companion for the life she longs for, no matter what Society might say. So when the piratical gentleman turns out to be a duke—and just as boringly proper as any other nobleman—she can't help but incite him to walk on the wild side.

Well-heeled, well-mannered, and well beyond any interest in society's expectations, the Duke of Lasham is tired of being perfect. Margaret's lush beauty and gently laughing eyes are an irresistible temptation to embrace the imperfect—and her. But if a little misbehavior is appealing, unleashing his wild side is completely seductive—as long as the lovely Margaret is the object of his passion.



Preorder Links:


Why?

Who wouldn't want a man that looks like a pirate. Of course the dress is gorgeous, but it's eye patched man that has caught my attention. What do you guys think of my pick of the week?

Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas (Review)

I received a chance to read a highly anticipated read by Lisa Kleypas Cold-Hearted Rake. Okay, here's a little secret, this is my first Klepas book. Yes, I hear all your gasps, and the funny thing is I have a few of her books in my Kindle. Go figure. Okay, the secret is out of the bag now we can proceed with my thoughts.

Actually, it's an amazing opportunity I have to check this book out, and at the same time scary. Here's why: THE HYPE. There can so much pressure going on with this book. Fortunately, I fell in love with the characters and the story. Cold-Hearted Rake is a well balanced book filled with characters you will grow and love. Let's meet the characters:

Devon Ravenel: Everything was going smashingly until he inherited a crumbling earldom. He was about to cut his lost and move on. Yes, it's explain how he could cut his lost and get out. Anyway, he goes through quite bit of change throughout the story. He's still a rake, but he starts to assume the mantle of responsibility.

Kathleen: Lady Trenear. She's the widow of the late earl. She's worry about the new earl casting them all out. She's getting ready to expect the worst. There are quite of few battles between her and Devon. She tries to show Devon he needs to care for all the tenants and the land. Not an easy task since Devon is use to carrying for himself.

So, we get to know the main characters and how they influence are minds. These two were absolutely fun between their banter. At times they seem to bring out the worst in one another, but that's all sexual tension. Then we need to meet the secondary characters that will eventually lead to future stories.

The Twins Pandora and Cassandra: These two will be fun to watch, because they are a handful in the story. They will be spirited young women by the time we get to them.

West Ravenel: Brother to Devon. He goes through a major change in the book. I love West, after all he has to act as mediator between Devon and Kathleen.

Helen: The younger sister of the late earl and sister to Pandora and Cassandra. She's meek, quite, and another peacekeeper between Devon and Kathleen. Not as much as West, but she tries to defuse situations. I'm curious how her book will play out. I guess I will be learning patience this year. ;D

Overall, Cold-Hearted Rake is a fantastic story for Lisa to make her return to the historical romance a triumph. The characters will capture your heart and will get you anxious to see what happens to the Ravenel family and how they will be able to conquer the challenges that will lie ahead. Fall in love with Devon and Kathleen's battles. After all one is a rake and the other is proper, and they always make the best stories.

Copy provided by Avon

Rating:
5 Stars

Friday, October 23, 2015

Author's Pal Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Duchess Decadence by Wendy LaCapra



Duchess Decadence
Furies, #3
Wendy LaCapra
Entangled Scandalous
October 19, 2015




Book Blurb:

Thea Worthington, Duchess of Wynchester divides her time between social engagements and playing her luck against fickle fortune. Yet every gamble is only a bluff—a means to hide from the pain deep within her, and the loss of a babe she never held in her arms. Now Thea's luck is about to run out. Her estranged husband has returned and seeks a reunion...

Plagued with guilt over what happened to his wife three years ago, the Duke of Wynchester has kept his distance. The duke is resolved to piece his family back together, especially now that he's discovered his beloved brother—long thought dead—still lives. But Thea's lovely, porcelain facade is on the verge of cracking...spurred on by the duke's brother's secretive, malevolent animosity.

With everything riding on her future, Thea plays a daring game of chance for love and her marriage...and this time, the dice are most certainly rigged.

My Thoughts:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson


Major Misconduct
Aces Hockey #1
By: Kelly Jamieson
Releasing October 13, 2015
Loveswept





Blurb

In Kelly Jamieson’s seductive new Chicago Aces romance—perfect for readers of Sawyer Bennett and Toni Aleo—a fun-loving free spirit tempts an uptight hockey star into opening himself up to love.

As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he’s ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can’t exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl’s no random puck bunny. She’s Duncan’s little sister—and she’s moving in.

Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc’s chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what’s going on inside his head: When he’s not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team’s bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl’s self-esteem—especially since she’s finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he’s worth another shot . . . because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc’s heart, it’s Lovey.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Author's Pal Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Break Me Down by Roni Loren


Break Me Down
Loving on the Edge, 8.5
Roni Loren
InterMix
October 27, 2015




Book Blurb:

The New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me invites you to discover the thrill of control as one couple wrestles for power in and out of the bedroom…

Samantha Dunbar needs to forget Gibson Andrews. When he trained her to be a domme, she experienced just how hot things could get with the sexy executive. She was ready to hand him everything—including her heart. But Gibson backed away, declaring them incompatible. He’s a dominant, and Sam’s no submissive.

But after an attack shakes Sam to her core, Gibson tracks her down at her family’s rundown farmhouse and makes her an offer. He’ll stay the week and be hers in every way—a helping hand for the renovation and a willing lover in her bed. He swore he’d never give up control to anyone again, but he hasn’t been able to touch another woman since Sam. Maybe a week alone with her will cure him of his relentless craving.

But one taste only makes them want more, and Sam and Gibson are drawn in deeper than ever. The man who won’t give in has just met the girl who won’t give up…

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Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long (Review)

As you all know I have been making my way through Julie Anne Long's Pennyroyal Green books. I have finished the third in the series, which happens to be Since The Surrender. In this story we focus on Chase Eversea. Now, Chase might seem like a stick in the mud. Okay, he's a stick in the mud. However, he's loyal and dependable, which are very good qualities in a hero. We also meet Rosalind March. Rosalind has done everything to protect her sisters, even marry a man who was a bit older than her. Don't worry she did love her husband, so nothing that would cause shame in her marriage happen.

Anyway, Chase has been attracted to Rosalind, since she was a married woman and wouldn't cross the line he would get frustrated with her and himself. When she asks Chase for help he pretty much scoffs at her believing that her sister just ran off. Once you meet the younger sister at the end you are will be amaze that she's an airhead. Anyway, Chase finally helps Rosalind find her sister, and tries to fight the attraction between them.

We get to watch these to trying to stay focus on the task and at the same time fight the attraction. Overall, I enjoyed Since The Surrender, because you have witty banter going on between Chase and Rosalind. I did have a few chuckles as I read the book. By the end of the story had me sighing, because I enjoyed the journey.

Copy provided by Avon

Rating:
4 Stars

Lusting for Covers (93): The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath


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 Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath 
Publisher: Avon (April 2016)
Series: The Hellions of Havisham, 2
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

Not Yet.


Preorder Links: 


Why?

Normally I would not pick a cover without a blurb. However, I made an exception with this one. Look at it, it's dramatic. I mean you have the red curtains, but it's the dark dress that almost looks black that has caught my eye. It's amazing! I saw this early in the week and fell in loved with it immediately. I can't wait to see what the story is about. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sizzling PR Cover Reveal: Love or Justice by Rachel Mannino


Welcome to the cover reveal of "Love or Justice" by Rachel Mannino.  Full tour schedule can be seen here.

So, here is the amazing hot cover of LOVE OR JUSTICE.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Friday, October 16, 2015

PUYB Lyrical Underground Spotlight + Review



Devil Dead
Claire Morgan, 8
Linda Ladd
Lyrical Underground
August 4, 2015


“A tough, no-nonsense detective…edgy, clever!” —Beverly Barton

Lost Girl

She was last seen in New Orleans. Her father, a rich, powerful arms dealer, believes she was abducted. For ransom. For revenge. For reasons too horrible to imagine.

Lost Innocence

Claire Morgan, recent former cop turned private investigator, and her new partner begin their search at the girl’s school, where a violent junkie attacks Claire with scissors, raves of “demons and devils,” and then takes her own life.

Last Rites

Sinister clues lead Claire on a twisted trail through the bars and bayous of New Orleans to a bloodstained altar in Paris. Vast, secret, and powerful, it is a world that few enter or escape. And Claire is going in—the devil be damned…

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR & Marketing Cover Reveal + Giveaway: My Soul To Keep by Kennedy Ryan

Cover Reveal banner 1
 
My Soul To Keep 
Soul Series, 1
Kennedy Ryan
November 16, 2015
Cover by Hang Le
 
My Soul to Keep AMAZON

Synopsis

It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold...

KAI

I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music. Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way, making my mark. I can’t afford to fall for one of music's brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I’m holding on tight with both hands. I won’t let go, not even for Rhyson Gray.

RHYSON

I had one thing in my life that mattered – music. The only constant, it’s taken me to heights most people only dream about; a gift dropped in my lap at birth. I thought it was enough. I thought it was everything until I met Kai. Now she’s all I think about, like a song I can't get out of my head. If I have to chase her, if I have to give up everything - I will. And once she's mine, I won't let go.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Stirring Up Trouble by Andrea Laurence


Message From the Author:

Hey everyone. I’m excited to be here today to tell you about my latest sassy, sexy Rosewood romance – Stirring Up Trouble. This is the third book in the series, featuring the great characters you’ve grown to love and a few you’ve grown to hate. This book features Chamberlain sister and prissy princess, Maddie. She’s purchased an old Victorian home across the street from the town bar, owned by laid back bartender, Emmett Sawyer. These two couldn’t be more different, from the hours they keep, to their ideas of a good time, but sometimes opposites attract and for these two, it’s explosive. But first, they’ve got to stop trying to make each other miserable and that’s going to require the help of the town judge, some sweet treats and the infamous town vandal, the Penis Picasso. Here with me today are Maddie and Emmett. We’ve asked them what sweet treat or frosty drink reminds them of one another, so I’m going to turn it over to them!

Maddie: It just so happens that it’s also Emmett’s favorite treat, but I’d say he’s one of my homemade MoonPies. Now, for those of you who’ve had a MoonPie, they don’t look like much of a gourmet treat on the outside and frankly the ones you get at the gas station really aren’t. They’ve got a reputation as being a little country - but like Emmett - looks can be deceiving and the MoonPies I make in the shop have so many layers of surprising, refined flavors. They’re made with homemade marshmallow cream, sandwiched between freshly baked gingersnap cookies. Then I dip them in a dark chocolate ganache and sprinkle the edges with some crushed, candied pecans. They’re a little spicy and very sweet, just like Emmett. I just can’t get enough of him.

Emmett: Hey, folks. So, if I had to sum up Fancy in a drink... she would be imported French Champagne. The good stuff, not some knockoff sparkling wine. She would be a little sweet, a little dry. If you’re not used to her, she can give you a headache. Some people thinks she’s too fancy for everyday consumption, but once you’ve tasted her, nothing else quite measures up. That’s my Maddie in a glass.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PUYB Spotlight + Review: The Madness of Lord Westfall by Mia Marlowe


The Madness of Lord Westfall
The Order of MUSE, 2
Mia Marlowe
Entangled Select
September 21, 2015


Blurb:

Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall is mad. Everyone knows it. He fell from a tree when he was a boy and woke to hear strange voices. When the voices grow stronger as he grows older, his family commits him to Bedlam. But what he hears are the thoughts of those around him—a gift to be used in service to the Order of the M.U.S.E. Until he falls again…this time for a totally unsuitable woman.

Lady Nora Claremont  hides her heartbreak behind the facade of a carefree courtesan. Viscount Westfall is the most confusing man she’s ever met. He seems to know exactly what she wants…and what she’s thinking.

Which is a dangerous thing, because what Nora wants is Pierce.

And what she’s thinking could expose her as a traitor to the crown…

My Thoughts: 

Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt: In Bed with the Bodyguard by Lynne Silver


In Bed With The Bodyguard 
Alpha Heroes, 2
Lynne Silver
Forever Yours
October 13, 2015




About IN BED WITH THE BODYGUARD
Gallery owner Arianna Rose's life is picture-perfect-until her father is accused of running a massive Ponzi scheme and skips town. The media quickly casts Washington, DC's sweetheart as America's most hated heiress. After the police ignore a violent attack on her home, Ari has only one place left to turn . . . 

Taking a bullet for the president made Secret Service agent Lance Brown a national hero. His sexy smile and action-star body made him a national sex symbol. And his devotion to protecting the innocent makes him the man in charge of guarding Arianna Rose. She denies her role in her father's crimes, but neither she nor Lance can deny the heat building between them. Together they play a dangerous game . . . only it's not criminal-it's carnal.

Excerpt from In Bed With The Bodyguard:

Monday, October 12, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Review + Giveaway: Cape Cod Promises by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster


Cape Cod Promises
Rockwell Island # 1
By: Bella Andre and Melissa Foster
Releasing September 30th, 2015  
Bayside Books





Blurb
Trent Rockwell has it all—a thriving legal practice, co-ownership of the Rockwell Resort, and a big, loving family. And yet his failed marriage to Reese Nicholson has haunted him for ten long years. Now that he has moved back to Cape Cod Bay to help run his family’s resort, he is surrounded by memories of Reese…and he can’t stop longing for the woman he’d always believed was his one true love.…

At nineteen, artist Reese Nicholson was swept off her feet by the handsome, charming, and incredibly sensual Trent Rockwell. After a whirlwind courtship, they married and moved to New York City, where they hoped all of their personal and professional dreams would come true. But six months later, Reese returned to Rockwell Island brokenhearted and disillusioned.

For a decade, Trent and Reese carefully kept their distance. But all it takes is one accidental late-night encounter to immediately stir the desires they have both tried to bury deep. Powerless to resist the heat between them, every passionate kiss, loving caress, and heartfelt apology draws them closer together. So close that they can’t help but wonder if the promises they once made to love each other forever are still true…

My Thoughts: