Thursday, June 30, 2016

Barclay Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille

What happens when the power of love eclipses the need for revenge? Chaos Bound, the fourth novel in the Sinner’s Motorcycle Club series is a vivid and powerful MC romance from Sarah Castille. Fans of Joanna Wylde and Kristen Ashley’s biker romances will love this intense, rough and raw addition to the Sinner's Motorcycle Club series.

Chaos Bound​
Sinner’s Tribe, 4
Sarah Castille
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
June 28, 2016

Love is a wild ride.

After enduring months of torture at the hands of the Black Jacks MC, and betrayed by his own club, Holt “T-Rex” Savage, a junior member of the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club, will stop at nothing to get revenge. But falling for a beautiful woman with dangerous ties to his sworn enemy was never part of the plan…

Raised by the Black Jacks, Naiya Kelly grew up fast, furiously, and with little to lose. But now that she’s put her MC days behind her, she is free to do what she wants—until she meets a man who imprisons her, body and soul. She swore she’d never give her heart to a biker, but Holt is the most passionate, protective man she’s ever known. But will Holt be forced to betray his one true love to exact his revenge?


Tasty Book Tours Q&A + Excerpt + Giveaway: Drive You Wild by Jennifer Bernard

1.      Tell us about yourself.

I live in Homer, Alaska, which I’m proud to say is the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World. Yay! Right now we have nearly 24 hour daylight so I’m a little wired. (Summer solstice is coming up soon.) I write contemporary romance that has been described as “steamy and irresistible” with “quick wit” and “sizzling love scenes.” My first two series were about firemen and baseball players. I live with my husband and two stepdaughters on the edge of pristine wilderness, fortunately just within reach of cell service and Internet.  

2.      What three things about you might surprise your readers?

Since I got into social media, I’m not sure I have any secrets left! It might surprise readers that I backpacked around Europe when I was 14, along with my older cousin who was only 19. (Crazy, right?) Number 2: I can split wood like nobody’s business. (A handy skill in Alaska.) Number 3: I was a Hula Hoop champion in third grade and got my picture in the paper! 

3.      Is there a genre(s) that you think “I might like to write one of those.”?

I’m obsessed with dystopian YA fiction. My step-daughter and I actually came up with an idea the other day and began plotting it out in the car. She gets first dibs, since she actually is a young adult (she’s 12.) But she asked if she could get me to write a few sentences now and then when she gets stuck. I can’t wait to get my hands on the story!  

4.      Tell us about DRIVE YOU WILD.

DRIVE YOU WILD is a baseball romance about bad boy slugger Trevor Stark, who has a reputation as a troublemaker. He falls hard for the good-girl daughter of the team owner. Paige Taylor is recovering from a humiliating divorce and is starting over as an intern at Catfish stadium. The last thing she wants to do is get involved with one of her father’s players, but Trevor Stark is too fascinating to resist. Falling for Trevor is even more dangerous than she realizes because he’s hiding something big and it’s about to turn his life upside down.

5.      Where did the idea for the storyline come from?

Trevor has been a character in the previous Love Between the Bases series, and I have to say he’s acted like a jerk. But he always intrigued me, and I knew there was a reason why he was playing the bad boy. I wanted to dig down and unearth those reasons and work the storyline around that. Crush Taylor, the owner, has also been an important character so I knew bringing in his estranged daughter would really shake things up.  

6.      What do you think readers will like/love about Paige and Trevor?

 I think readers will fall for Trevor once they see what’s driving his behavior. He is a fiercely protective good guy hiding behind an arrogant mask. Everything he does is for a very good reason, and once you understand the reason, you see what an amazing person he is. Paige is kind and compassionate and she really cares about people. She’s a loving person who has been wounded by her ex-husband, but hasn’t lost her faith in people. That’s what I love about her. She always has faith in people’s underlying goodness.  

7.      What was your favorite scene from the book?
Can I pick two? One is the scene in which Trevor storms into Crush Taylor’s office without his uniform pants on. That’s when he finds out that the girl he met the night before is, in fact, the owner’s daughter. The second scene is a showdown between Trevor and Crush, who’s a former Hall of Fame pitcher. And I can’t say any more about that without spoiling it. But it brings together so many delicious threads that I just loved it. 

8.      Who are some of your book boyfriends?  What draws you to them?

Mr. Darcy is my original book boyfriend. I will also include any member of the Bonner family in Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ books. I love Alex in Lisa Kleypas’ Dream Lake. The common thread between all these book boyfriends is that I love a “tortured” hero. Someone who has suffered a blow, who has matured from it and really had to dig deep to overcome it. 

9.      If you had to pick a favorite cocktail of choice, what would it be?  (It can be non-alcoholic too)

 I’m going with the Mojito because it has so many of my favorite flavors. Mint, lime, sugar. Leave out the alcohol and it’s still delicious. Drinking a Mojito is the next best thing to relaxing on a beachside lounge chair. Mojito in a lounge chair? Pure bliss. 
10.  What’s next for you?
 I have a new series starting in September based around a rough-and-rowdy hotshot wildfire crew that moves into a quiet tourist town called Jupiter Point in coastal California. The hero of the first book left Jupiter Point in disgrace, but now he’s back to set up the crew and prove himself. But first he’ll have to mend fences with the girl he left behind. I’m super-excited about this new series—it’s a combination of hot alpha firemen and hometown romance, with lots of fun chemistry and steamy scenes thrown in. Look for it in September of this year! 

TLC Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Defender by Diana Palmer

Diana Palmer
HQN Books
June 28, 2015

The man who shattered her trust is back to protect her… New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a breathtaking story of second-chance love.

When Paul Fiore disappeared from Isabel Grayling's life, he told himself it was for all the right reasons. She was young and innocent, and he was her millionaire father's lowly employee. Three years on, Paul is the FBI agent assigned to Isabel's case. Too late, he realizes what life in her Texas mansion was really like back then—and how much damage he did when he left.

Once love-struck and sheltered, Isabel has become an assistant district attorney committed to serving the law, no matter how risky it gets. But right now, the man she can't forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker. She knows Paul won't hesitate to protect her life with his own. But if she can't trust herself to resist him, how can she trust him not to break her heart all over again?

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon

Do you guys know how much I love fake relationships (in a book)? I mean they are simply the best. So, it's easy to see why I fell in love with The Billionaire Bachelor. So, we have Resse Crane who is known as a manwhore at work, but he also works hard. Of course there is a reason for his manwhore tendency. However, the board sees that this might reflect badly on the company, so they are a bit leery to make him president of his father's company. What better way to make everyone believe he has change his way, but getting into a fake relationship with Merina Van Heusen who is the perfect antidote to solve his problem. Fortunately he has something she wants and is willing to do anything to get back. So beginnings the fun.

Merina is warm and caring, and I'm surprise more people don't question why she is in a relationship with Reese. Reese presents himself as a cold, calculating person, and he is for the most part. However, he starts to thaw as he gets to know Merina. You see that he starts to care for Merina, but he's still not willing to completely open up after all it's just a marriage of convenience with a deadline.

I love The Billionaire Bachelor, because you have ruthless Reese taken down by sweet down-to-earth girl like Merina. The Billionaire Bachelor was one of those books I couldn't put down. I tried to do other things, but it seem to call my name every time tried to put it down. So, if you love fake relationship with marriage of convenience, you have found your read in The Billionaire Bachelor.

Copy provided by Forever Romance via NetGalley
5 Stars

Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis (Review)

Jill Shalvis sure does know how to give sweet, sappy, and fun. In her new series, Heartbreaker Bay, we are introduce to a new group that are fun. Even though the story takes place in the big city, you still get the small town feel with the group tight-knit camaraderie. Yes, everyone knows what is going.

Anyway, we Pru who is trying to make amends for the wrongs of her parents. Totally selfless. Some might view her as a martyr, but I adored her. I could relate to her on a lot of levels. She's the type of person who will give and give till she doesn't have anything else to give, but would find a way to continue. Then you have Finn, who has worked hard trying to make sure that him and his brother survive. He doesn't seem like he knows how to have fun until Pru enters his life.

I did like Sweet Little Lies; it gave me the feelies as I was reading. I like how Pru was able to bring life back to Finn. Granted I wasn't a big fan of Pru waiting so long to tell Finn who she was and what she was doing, but I understand why she was hesitant. Who likes to tell someone a secret that shake the foundation they stand on? Anyway, a great start for a new series. Not only you get to know Finn and Pru, but you slowly get to know their tight-knit group. Yes, I'm curious on a couple of them and can't wait to see how this series plays out. If you are in the mood for sweet, sappy, and fun, you won't have to look to far, because it awaits you in Sweet Little Lies.

Copy provided by Avon
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: A Summer to Rememberby Marilyn Pappano

A Summer to Remember
Tallgrass #6
By: Marilyn Pappano
Releasing June 28, 2016


It's been a long time since widow Fia Thomas felt the spark of physical attraction. But from the moment she meets Elliot Ross one stormy night, she yearns for a fresh start, for him to make her feel whole and well again. With his broad shoulders and a warm smile crinkling his dark eyes, he could finally offer her the solace she's been seeking. And she's willing to give him anything in return . . . except a promise that could break his heart.

Now that Elliot is out of the Army, he's looking for a place to call home. Tallgrass was just a stop to stretch his legs, yet one look at Fia halts him in his tracks. In her sweet, sassy company, he finds the soul mate he never thought he'd have. But Fia is holding something back-something that keeps her from making any plans. Elliot's new mission: gain Fia's trust...and convince her that summer's end can mean a new beginning.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Bad Boys After Dark: Mickby Melissa Foster

 Bad Boys After Dark: Mick
Bad Boys After Dark #1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing June 22, 2016
World Literary Press

Indulge your inner vixen…
Meet the Bad Boys… Four sinfully sexy, fiercely loyal, uber alpha brothers about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. If dirty talk, cursing, or raw, passionate sex turns you off, the After Dark books are not for you, because everything’s naughtier after dark.


Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action—and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man—until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction—no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting—the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

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RockStar PR Spotlight + Review: Dirty Sexy Cuff by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Dirty Sexy Cuffed
Dirty Sexy, 3
Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
Release Date: June 21, 2016


As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control . . .in the bedroom, and out of it, and he's always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules. Hot sex and intense pleasure? No problem. Emotional commitment and forever promises? No way. But he never anticipates falling for a blue eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn't stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can't resist . . .

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lusting for Covers (129): Once Upon a Moonlit Night by Elizabeth Hoyt

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:

Once upon a Moonlit Night by Elizabeth Hoyt
Publisher: Forever (July 2016)
Series: Maiden Lane, 10.5
Genre: Historical


From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes a delightful Maiden Lane novella that begins once upon a moonlit night—and ends wickedly, wonderfully ever after...

Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach's occupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he's in for much more than he bargained for.

At first Matthew Mortimer doesn't believe Hippolyta's story, that she's a fabulously wealthy heiress who's been kidnapped. He assumes she's a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back.

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I love the pink dress. I also like how they used a lime green for the font and edge, it makes the cover pop. Plus, I can't wait for this story. Seriously, the last we heard about Lady Hippolyta was her harrowing escape into the dark night. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Cover Reveal + Excerpt + Giveaway: Pure Torture by Tania Sparks

Pure Torture

Oblivion on Tour #3

By: Tania Sparks
Releasing July 29, 2016

Cody’s the sexy drummer extraordinaire of the hard rock band Oblivion.

Kitty’s the little sister of one of Cody’s band mates and she’s had a secret crush on him for years.

When the band are back home for a few days, the chemistry between them is both unexpected and undeniably off-the-charts.

She quickly realizes that the prospect of having what she’s always fantasized about is a very real possibility.

He quickly realizes that although he feels this mind-blowing attraction towards her, she’s the little sister of one of his band mates - he would get his ass kicked from here to hell if he ever laid a finger on her!

But can Kitty convince him? After all, no one else needs to know, a one-time hook-up might suit both of them…or could it ruin everything?


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Barclay Publicity Spotlight + Early Review: Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille

What happens when the power of love eclipses the need for revenge? Chaos Bound, the fourth novel in the Sinner’s Motorcycle Club series is a vivid and powerful MC romance from Sarah Castille. Fans of Joanna Wylde and Kristen Ashley’s biker romances will love this intense, rough and raw addition to the Sinner's Motorcycle Club series.

Chaos Bound​
Sinner’s Tribe, 4
Sarah Castille
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
June 28, 2016

Love is a wild ride.

After enduring months of torture at the hands of the Black Jacks MC, and betrayed by his own club, Holt “T-Rex” Savage, a junior member of the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club, will stop at nothing to get revenge. But falling for a beautiful woman with dangerous ties to his sworn enemy was never part of the plan…

Raised by the Black Jacks, Naiya Kelly grew up fast, furiously, and with little to lose. But now that she’s put her MC days behind her, she is free to do what she wants—until she meets a man who imprisons her, body and soul. She swore she’d never give her heart to a biker, but Holt is the most passionate, protective man she’s ever known. But will Holt be forced to betray his one true love to exact his revenge?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Foolproof Love by Katee Robert (Review)

I actually finished a Foolproof Love a couple weeks ago, but with the move and trying to navigate the wifi I currently have (which is not the best). Anyway, I had a fun time reading Foolproof Love. Come on it's a fake relationship to prove to Jules ex-boyfriend she has moved on, which she has, but the douche didn't get the memo. However, Adam and Jules have a combustable chemistry. Jules knows that the relationship is temporary, because Adam has one foot out the door.

Oh my goodness, Jules is so adorable. She's practically the town spinster with her coffee shop with cats. Yes, she has crazy cat lady starter kit. At the same time she has bright sunny disposition that draws people to her. I love that about her. Adam is described as catnip to women. The sexy bull rider is trying to figure out his life while helping Jules out.

So much fun, these two stir up scandal in Devil's Falls. Katee introduces us to her new fun sexy read. You definitely find steam as you turn the pages of Foolproof Love, and fall in love with these two characters. A solid read with your heated scenes. Plus, you meet some of characters that I can't wait to read. I totally can't wait for Quinn and Aubry's book, because of this interaction this story:
"Tell me, sweet cheeks, did it hurt when you fell from heaven?"
"Nope, but I scraped my knees when I crawled up from hell."
"Witty. I like that. Maybe you and me should go get a drink sometime."
"Sorry, cowboy, but judging from the assets you're far too proud of displaying"--she waved at his crotch area--"I've had better. Not interested."
Oh my gosh, this is sounds so promising on there story. Anyway, fun read. If you love fake relationships that turn real, you will have fun with Foolproof Love.

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

4 1/2 Stars

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Except + Giveaway: Man of Action by Janie Crouch

Man of Action
Omega Sector: Critical Response #4
By: Janie Crouch
Releasing June 21, 2016
Harlequin Intrigue

He was a man of action—especially when it came to protecting his new undercover partner… 
At nineteen, Andrea Gordon's life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector's top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting at-risk women, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea's own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other. 


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lusting for Covers (128): Luck is No Lady by Amy Sandas

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:

Luck is No Lady by Amy Sandas
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (Apr 2016)
Series: Fallen Ladies, 1
Genre: Historical


"You should not have kissed me," she replied breathlessly.
"I do a lot of things I shouldn't. It does not mean I won't do them again."

Gently bred Emma Chadwick always assumed she'd live and die the daughter of a gentleman. But when her father's death reveals a world of staggering debt and dangerous moneylenders, she must risk her good name and put her talent for mathematics to use, taking a position as bookkeeper at London's most notorious gambling hell. Surrounded by vice and corruption on all sides, it is imperative no one discovers Emma's shameful secret or her reputation-and her life-will be ruined.

But Roderick Bentley, the hell's sinfully wealthy owner, awakens a hunger Emma cannot deny. Drawn deep into an underworld of high stakes gambling and reckless overindulgence, she soon discovers that in order to win the love of a ruthless scoundrel, she will have to play the game...and give in to the pleasure of falling from grace.

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It's a fun cover. I'm pretty sure this has been used before, but that's okay. It's a pretty cover still. I mean who wouldn't want to be caught on a billiards table with a handsome gentleman. What do you guys think of the cover?

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Love Thy Enemy by Katie Reus (Review)

I must say that I liked Love Thy Enemy by Katie Reus. You don't necessary need to read the previous story to follow what is going on. The beginning sort of ties in with parts of the previous book, but then takes off in it's own direction. Basically, Dominique Castle hates Viktor Ivanov, because of something his father has done. Eventually the reason comes out, Viktor feels bad about the situation, and tries to make amends. While that is going on there is a secondary love story going between his brother and their assistant, It didn't necessary add to the story, but it was nice to see him to find happiness. I don't know if there was enough story to make its own story, so it was nice to add to Love Thy Enemy.

Overall, Love Thy Enemy was a good story. Most of the story didn't focus around Red Stone Security, but mainly Viktor has his associates, and how they operate. Eventually, Red Stone guys are called into action. Who knows we might see more Viktor guys. Dominique didn't know how to handle Viktor's kindness, because she lumped him in the same category as his father. Of course, she had to eat crow.

Copy provided by author

3 Stars

Friday, June 17, 2016

Author's Pal Spotlight + Giveaway: The Hero Least Likely Box Set

In The Hero Least Likely anthology you get seven books with seven heroes. Not only that, you can get it at an incredible price. I mean seven books. Not sure, checkout the titles and the blurb. Don't forget there is a giveaway. 

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt: Winning the Billionaire by JMStewart

Winning the Billionaire

Seattle Bachelors #2

By: J.M. Stewart
Releasing June 14, 2016
Forever Yours


In the tradition of E.L. James and Sylvia Day comes a sultry new series starring women who want to live out their wildest dreams . . . 

When it comes to love, this billionaire is all business . . . 

Software mogul Christina McKenzie has loved billionaire Sebastian Blake since they were kids. So when Seattle's most famous bachelor-and perennial playboy-finally asks Christina out, her fantasies kick into overdrive. Things become hot and heavy . . . but what's she supposed to do when she starts to fall for him?

Sebastian's never been one to settle down, and Christina knows she's just another notch in his bedpost.

Sebastian knows that smart, kind Christina deserves better than him. But after the mind-blowing night they just shared, he's ready to turn a sexy fling into the real deal. Keeping his freedom is one thing, yet keeping Christina in his bed-and in his life-is all Sebastian can think about . . .


Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: No Stranger to Love by Pamela Ames

No Stranger to Love
Tavonesi Series #9
By: Pamela Aares
Released May 29th, 2016
SeaStar Press

With NO STRANGER TO LOVE, USA Today Bestselling Author Pamela Aares delivers another page-turning contemporary romance in the Tavonesi Series featuring love, suspense and adventure!

Juliet Cabot is no stranger to trouble, but she never imagined that her work defending endangered sea turtles on a beautiful Greek island would turn deadly. Threats to her life force her to call for help from the man who's haunted her dreams for years—wine country landowner and international polo star Parker Tavonesi.

Parker owes Juliet big time for getting him out of a fix in the past. Handsome, resourceful and fearless, she trusts him with her life but she vowed she would never trust him with her heart. When danger enshrouds them and warm island nights cause their bottled-up passions to flare, Juliet's every fantasy could become reality . . . unless the dark secrets of a sultry paradise prove fatal, not just for the struggling sea turtles but for Parker and Juliet as well.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Harper Collins Spotlight + Review: The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor

A Novel
By Hazel Gaynor
William Morrow Paparbacks
May 31, 2016

About the Book

Presenting a dazzling new historical novel … The Girl From The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.

‘Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Sometimes it gives you a Chanel gown …’

Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life.

When she finds employment as a chambermaid at London’s grandest hotel, The Savoy, Dolly takes a step closer to the glittering lives of the Bright Young Things who thrive on champagne, jazz and rebellion. Right now, she must exist on the fringes of power, wealth and glamor—she must remain invisible and unimportant.

But her fortunes take an unexpected turn when she responds to a struggling songwriter’s advertisement for a ‘muse’ and finds herself thrust into London’s exhilarating theatre scene and into the lives of celebrated actress, Loretta May, and her brother, Perry. Loretta and Perry may have the life Dolly aspires to, but they too are searching for something.

Now, at the precipice of the life she has and the one she longs for, the girl from The Savoy must make difficult choices: between two men; between two classes, between everything she knows and everything she dreams of. A brighter future is tantalizingly close—but can a girl like Dolly ever truly leave her past behind?

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lusting for Covers (127): Lady Beresford's Lover by Ella Quinn

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:

Lady Beresford's Lover by Ella Quinn
Publisher: Lyrical Press (July 2016)
Series: Marriage Game, 8
Genre: Historical


Ella Quinn’s bachelors are quite sure of what they want in life—and love—until the right woman opens their eyes…

After a painful heartbreak, Rupert, the handsome young Earl of Stanstead, has decided that when it comes to love, avoidance is best. Until he meets a woman who makes him forget his plan—and remember his longing for a wife and family. Yet he senses that she too has been hurt, though she attempts to hide her feelings—and more—in the most baffling and alluring way. Intrigued, Rupert is willing to play along, if winning her is the prize…

Crushed by her late husband’s scorn, Vivian, Countess of Beresford, believes she is monstrously undesirable. Sadly childless, she has moved to London resigned to a solitary life. Still, when she encounters Rupert at a masquerade ball, her disguise as Cleopatra emboldens her. Convinced he doesn’t recognize her, she begins an after-hours affair with him, always in costume—while allowing him to innocently court the real her by day. But when Rupert makes a shocking choice, will Vivian be able to handle the truth?...

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The purple dress. It caught my eye. Plus, the setting. It looks like they are getting down to business. No messing around here. LOL. What do you guys think of my cover choice?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Avon Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: The Angel Wore Fangs by Sandra Hill

A Deadly Angels, 7

By Sandra Hill
Avon Books
May 31, 2016

About the Book

New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill continues her sexy Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel’s otherworldly mission pairs him with a beautiful chef who whets his thousand-year-old appetite . . .

Once guilty of the deadly sin of gluttony, thousand-year-old Viking vampire angel Cnut Sigurdsson is now a lean, mean, vampire-devil fighting machine. His new side-job? No biggie: just ridding the world of a threat called ISIS while keeping the evil Lucipires (demon vampires) at bay. So when chef Andrea Stewart hires him to rescue her sister from a cult recruiting terrorists at a Montana dude ranch, vangel turns cowboy. Yeehaw!

The too-tempting mortal insists on accompanying him, surprising Cnut with her bravery at every turn. But with terrorists stalking the ranch in demonoid form, Cnut tele-transports Andrea and himself out of danger-accidentally into the 10th Century Norselands. Suddenly, they have to find their way back to the future to save her family and the world . . . and to satisfy their insatiable attraction.

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Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Planning for Love by Ellen Butler

Planning for Love
Love, California Style #2
By: Ellen Butler
Released January 26, 2015
Crimson Romance


Poppy Reagan is a Type A personality who runs her professional life with the precision of a Swiss watch. After catching her latest boyfriend cheating, she decides it’s time to take her dating life as seriously as she does her business. She swears off the bad boys and strategically maps out a plan to find an honest, attractive man to become her life partner.

As she works her way through a summer of dates ranging from crazy to plain boring, she begins to wonder if her soulmate’s even on the same coast. Her foolish emotional spirit secretly yearns for the sexy Ohio dermatologist she met on a trip to Hawaii last year. The one who she insists is “just a friend,” because she refused to engage in a long-distance relationship.

Will her heart overrule her head and move this California girl to the Midwest?

Planning for Love is a 2016 InD'tale RONE Finalist in the Chick Lit Category


Embarking on a New Adventure

Yes, today we embark on a new adventure. About four years ago, we left California to the unknowns of Montana. If you asked me then how I feel it would have gone like this:
I'm counting down the days till we have to leave this state. We have 3 years and 364 days left. 
Which is a horrible attitude to have, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about snow. Seriously, snow is a scary thing to a Californian, especially a Southern Californian where it's the same temp pretty much year around.

With each passing year Montana has grown on me. Seriously, this state sneaks up on you, and you don't know what hit you. So, when my husband told me that he put in for a new job, I was devastated. His thing was:
Chances of getting this job are slim. I'm not holding out hope, but I had to try. 
Yes, I seriously hoped that he wouldn't get the assignment. Well, my wish didn't come true and it looks like we are heading to Oklahoma. NOOOOOOOOOO!

Now snow doesn't scare me anymore. Oh no; I'm deathly afraid of tornados. Tornados scare the living crap out me. I remember the E-5 that destroyed Oklahoma City in 1999. Everyone keeps telling me they're not that bad. I can handle earthquakes, because that is what I'm use. Tornados are different story and they happen every year. Yes, I have been getting advice from everyone about this area. Frankly, I rather deal with snow. If it's snowing extremely bad you don't go anywhere and you stay indoors where it's nice and warm. A tornado, you pray that nothing bad happens. 

This is are next adventure. We will be in Oklahoma for 4 years. Who knows it might grow on me, only time can tell. I'm going to miss Montana, because I do love living here. Surprise, surprise. Tornado country here I come. 

Have you ever embarked on a journey that has taken you out of your comfort zone? How did you cope? If you haven't what kind of adventure would you like take?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Sale Blitz + Excerpt: Let Me by Cecy Robson

Let Me
The O’Brien Family Book Two
By: Cecy Robson
Released April 19, 2016

Once he was broken beyond repair. Now this MMA contender is fighting to be a better man—for her. RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Let Me, it is Finn’s turn to discover how love can heal the deepest wounds.

A mixed martial arts star on the rise, Finn O’Brien dismantles his opponents with brutal precision. And yet beneath his fierce persona, Finn is raw from a trauma he’s buried for years . . . until the day his deep-rooted rage erupts and lands him in court-mandated therapy. Finn’s not one to bare his soul, but if talking it out means meeting beautiful women like Sol Marieles, he’ll give it a shot.

Sol is working toward her master’s degree in psychology, and already she feels like she’s in over her head. With an important internship on the line and a scary family situation demanding her attention, the last thing Sol needs is Finn around to distract her. The man is ripped and seriously sexy yet it’s his troubled side that warns her to keep her distance. But their attraction is intense, and he clearly has the heat to see how far and fast their passion takes them.

Alone, Finn and Sol have been fighting to find happiness in their lives. Together, there’s no stopping them as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts. 


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Entangled Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Engaging the Bachelor by Cathryn Fox

Engaging the Bachelor 
Pulse, 1
Cathryn Fox
Entangled Brazen
June 6, 2016

About the Book:

Pretending to date this doctor is a prescription for trouble…

Hot, Southampton doctor, Carson Reynolds isn’t the kind of man Gemma Carr should be playing with. But his offer of a fake engagement comes with sexy, late night house calls, and despite her bad girl reputation, it’s been far too long since she’s taken two and called anyone in the morning.

When Carson sees Gemma at a charity event, he knows he has to have her. It’s been ten years since he’s had her in his arms, but that hasn’t lessened his intense need for her. To save her reputation and get his parents off his back, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

It’s the perfect set-up–until this fake engagement starts to feel a little too real…

My Thoughts:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway:

A Fairytale Bride
Chapel of Love #0.5
By: Hope Ramsay
Releasing June 7, 2016
Forever Yours


After a very public career disaster, journalist Jeff Talbert-Lyndon wants to escape from the world. Picturesque Shenadoah Falls, Virginia, seems like the perfect place to relax and regroup before heading back to real life. But when he discovers the charming bookstore Secondhand Prose - and its lovely, slightly overwhelmed owner- he finds a part-time job and a very tempting reason to stay...

Melissa Portman is fighting a losing battle when it comes to saving her grandmother's store - and selling the historic building may be her only option. Yet when a handsome stranger wanders in one day, she wonders if her very own fairytale is just beginning...