Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck

Hard Compromise
Compromise Me #2
By: Samanthe Beck
Entangled Brazen
November 21, 2016

A Compromise Me novel by USA Today bestselling author Samanthe Beck
Laurie Peterson assumes her impulsive one-night stand with sinfully sexy Sheriff Ethan Booker is the biggest surprise of the year…until her bakery burns down while she’s basking in the afterglow. It looks like her dreams are up in smoke, but then Ethan proposes a deal too tempting to resist. 

Ethan has no intention of settling for a one-night stand with Laurie. Nor does he want anything to do with the women his wealthy family wants him to meet. Not when he’s waited ten years for his chance to make his move. His deal might have strings—and Laurie may not know the stakes—but nothing will stop this sexy cop from staking a real claim on her body and her heart. 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Forever Romance Spotlight + Review: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

The Maiden Lane Series, 11
Elizabeth Hoyt 
Grand Central Publishing Mass Market
November 29, 2016


Bold. Brave. Brutally handsome. Hugh Fitzroy, the Duke of Kyle, is the king's secret weapon. Sent to defeat the notorious Lords of Chaos, he is ambushed in a London alley-and rescued by an unlikely ally: a masked stranger with the unmistakable curves of a woman.


Cocky. Clever. Courageously independent. Alf has survived on the perilous streets of St. Giles by disguising her sex. By day she is a boy, dealing in information and secrets. By night she's the notorious Ghost of St. Giles, a masked vigilante. But as she saves Hugh from assassins, she finds herself succumbing to temptation . . . 


When Hugh hires Alf to investigate the Lords of Chaos, her worlds collide. Once Hugh realizes that the boy and the Ghost are the same, will Alf find the courage to become the woman she needs to be-before the Lords of Chaos destroy them both?

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Blue Satin Sashes by Millenia Black

Blue Satin Sashes
Favorite Things Trilogy #2
By: Millenia Black
Releasing November 28, 2016


From the #1 bestselling author of The Great Pretender comes the highly anticipated second book in the captivating Favorite Things Trilogy—Blue Satin Sashes is a searing story of passion, desperation and vengeance…
What happens when you fall in love with someone else?

Paris, France. Corporate brand designer Michael Frost knows he’s found a once in a lifetime love in professional illustrator Priscilla Bauer, the granddaughter of a legendary Hollywood icon—but Michael must now cross an ocean of regrets to repair damage inflicted by his heartbroken high school sweetheart Amber Holland, whose increasingly extreme attempts at sabotage may know no bounds…

How will she win? How will she lose?

Brave the razor-sharp edges of an intensely hot love triangle as Michael and Priscilla discover the depths of Amber’s passion ultimately rivals their own.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Lusting for Covers (151): Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman

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:

Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St. Martin (May 2017)
Series: Playful Brides, 7
Genre: Historical


The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . .

A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he s actually a viscount, Cade s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different

Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust and win her heart as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way?

Never Trust a Pirate is part of the Regency-set Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman

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The title. Come on who actually trusts a pirate? Plus, it's a pretty blue. What do you guys think of my cover?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Consolation Prize by Linda Kage

Consolation Prize
Forbidden Men #9
By: Linda Kage
Released November 17th, 2016


Don't you just hate it when someone destroys all your carefully made plans?

I mean, I had goals: college to graduate in one semester, a future I was working hard to reach, and an image of myself I wanted the world to see. My life was stacked into these precisely placed blocks. But then Colton Gamble came along and knocked them all askew.

I hated how he messed everything up, how he could hog all my attention whenever he was around, how he made my pulse quicken--but only because he ticked me off...not because I was attracted to him. Oh! And I hated how he knew how attractive he was too, the shallow, full of himself, doesn't take no for an answer, too-flirty, too cocky, extremely irritating jerk.

The boy had all the qualities that turned me off. Or so I thought.

One night he wasn't quite the brainless, over-confident jerk I usually took him for.

One night, he took care of me when I was at my lowest. He opened up to me and made me open up to him.

Now I'm learning maybe he's not what I first thought he was. And maybe I'M not what I first thought I was. Maybe it’s okay to rearrange a couple of my perfectly set blocks. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll stop worrying about what I’m afraid everyone else will think and finally reach for something I really want. It’s possible some of my plans need to be destroyed, and Colton Gamble is exactly the kind of mess I need in my life.

What do you think? Should I give him a try?

Desperately seeking your advice,
Julianna Radcliffe


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Lusting for Covers (150): Six Impossible Things 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:

Six Impossible Things by Elizabeth Boyle
Publisher: Avon (April 2017)
Series: Rhymes with Love, 6
Genre: Historical


In the sixth novel of the enchanting Rhymes With Love series from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle, a nobleman falls in love with a beautiful spy he must protect…

Lord Rimswell is a man of honor and absolutes. If he says something is impossible, it is. Yet his life of right and wrong is turned upside down when he finds himself in a compromising situation with the most unyielding, yet maddeningly beautiful, woman in London. If only he had not given in to the irresistible temptation to kiss her. Now he must marry her. 

Miss Roselie Stratton is the very definition of impossible—headstrong, outspoken, and carrying a reticule of secrets that could ruin more than her reputation. Kissing Brody is hardly the most ruinous thing Roselie has ever done as a secret agent for the Home Office…nor will she let a marriage of convenience stop her from continuing her work. Little does Roselie realize that she has underestimated Brody's resolve to keep her safe—for he has hopelessly fallen in love with her and is determined to do the impossible by stealing her heart in return.

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The colors! Seriously, the cover is stunning for the colors alone. I love that the background is pink and purply which makes the dress standout. I love the pop of colors. What do you guys think of my cover choice?

Tasty Book Tours Sale Blast + Excerpt: I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne

I Wish You Were Mine
Oxford #2
By: Lauren Layne
Released February 2, 2016

Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dark Protector by Katie Reus (Review)

If you have read the previous Moon Shifter books you will recognize a few of characters. If you haven't and you are new to this series, it's okay you will be fine reading this book by itself. However, it's better read as a whole.

Now the story focuses on Aldric Kazan and Natalie Cordona. Now these two were started to form a bond, but Aldric chicken out. He didn't feel like he could handle the responsibility of another's life. Now his wolf was having issues with this. Natalie has been waiting for Aldric to get back to her, but she's fed up and decided it was time to move on. However, Jayce realize his brother was making the same stupid mistake as his did, decided he need to intervene. Good times.

Anyway, Aldric, Natalie, and the others are trying to figure out what is going on, before a war breaks out between one vampire coven and a wolf pack. Boy that would get ugly. Anyway, Dark Protector is a pretty good read. I enjoyed the story and the little bit of romance. I always enjoyed Katie books, because she manages to make the bad guy pretty crazy and Dark Protector is no exception. I was thinking it was someone else, but I was wrong. So, if you are in the mood for a little suspence with a dash of wolves you might give Dark Protector a go.

Copy provided by author

4 Stars

Spotlight + Giveaway: Explosive Forces by D.D. Ayres

Explosive Forces
K-9 Rescue, 5
D. D. Ayres
St. Martin Paperbacks
Nov. 1, 2016


Danger is heating up…

When Carly Reese’s beloved fashion boutique catches fire, she sees her dreams go up in smoke. The good news is that Carly was saved from the flames by a barking dog nearby. She soon discovers the heroic pooch is a trained K-9 who’s guarding his unconscious partner …a gorgeous firefighter who ends up in Carly’s arms.

Noah Glover and his K-9 are a fearless duo, and Noah has clearly met his match with the brave, beautiful Carly. Soon they team up to track down the arsonist behind the blast – a psychotic criminal who’s intent on framing Noah. Meanwhile, the sparks between Noah and and Carly could ignite a five-alarm fire. Should they smother their feelings in the name of justice…or fan the flames of passion?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Folly and Forever by Kimberly Loth

Folly and Forever
Omega Mu Alpha Brothers #3
By: Kimberly Loth
Releasing November 16, 2016


Bethany McAlister loves that house more than life itself and will do anything to keep it. Even if she can’t begin to afford the taxes on it. When a notice arrives informing her that her house is about to go to auction she desperately takes on a roommate, but gets a surprise when the dead sexy Jamie Green shows up on her doorstep to take her spare room. Jamie brings not only much needed cash, but more problems than Bethany cares to take on. But then he presents a proposal that can fix both their problems—get married. Will she say yes and risk her heart or no and risk losing her home that means so much to her?


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal: Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye

Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…
12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life. Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…

Releasing February 21, 2017, MASTERING HER SENSES is the second full-length novel in Laura Kaye's Blasphemy Series. Check out the amazing cover created by Kim Killion from The Killion Group below!

A Note from Laura Kaye:

Friends! I’m so excited to share the cover for Mastering Her Senses, the second book in my new erotic Blasphemy series! I’ve been dying to write Master Quinton since he first appeared on the page, and now he is coming your way this February. I’m also excited because the heroine, Cassia Locke, is the sister of one of the Raven Riders (Jagger Locke), so there will be some fun series crossover happening in this book, too! So, so much to love! I hope you’ll check it out and the other books in the series, too!

xo, Laura

Tasty Book Tours Excerpt Reveal + Giveaway: Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

Someone like You
Oxford #3
By: Lauren Layne
Releasing December 6, 2016


Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

Exclusive Excerpt

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Snowbound at Christmas (Anthology)

Are you in need of some Christmas spirit? Look no further, Jennifer Ryan, Lia Riley, and Maisey Yates are going to help you get into some Christmas cheer with there anthology Snowbound at Christmas. Each story is center in one of there series, and will definitely warm your heart.

In Jennifer Ryan's Close to Perfect we are heading back to Montana to see how Dex found his forever love. If you have read the Montana Men books you remember Dex is the young good looking lawyer. However, an event changed his life for the good and that included Abigail. Now Abigail was the mayor's daughter, who wasn't allowed to do anything. Yet, she was willing to sacrifice her freedom to save Dex.

Jump ahead 10 years and Dex can't seem to forget Abigail. Now he has a chance to reconnect with her. Heart warming, reuniting love story. However, the sherif's daughter is up to no good and still holds a grudge on Abigail. As I was reading this story I kept thinking of the Jason Mraz song I Won't Give Up, which sums up this story perfectly. Yep, feelies.

Next up is Lia Riley's Hot Winter's Night. Let me tell you that I'm super excited about this story. Seriously, I wanted Marigold Flint to have a happy ending. If you read Brightwater books you would remember Marigold as not so nice person. However, that's her armored. Now the armor is a loose since she has friends and she has come back from her adventures. She has had issues Kit Kane, because he kind of burned her in the past and she can't forgive him. This was a good story with some funny parts. Heart warming, fun, and they manage to fix the issues of the past. YES!

Finally, Maisey Yates Snowed in at Copper Ridge Lodge. Now Mia Landry has had a crush on her best friend's brother forever. However, he's kind of a manwhore and has no plans of changing. Yet, the snow storm has different plans. Now Devlin Grayson doesn't believe he's good enough for Mia. Mia is willing to everything on the line, but is Devlin willing to sacrifice his manwhore card. Good question.

All these stories center around being trapped with the one that completes them. Each couple has issues to overcome. Yet, they will all give you the warm and fuzzy for a Christmas read. Now bundle up, because it's about to get chilly as these stories warm you up.

Copy provided Avon via Edelweiss.

4 1/2 Stars

If Santa were a Cowboy by Melissa Cutler (Review)

Seriously adorable, fun read. Oh my, talk about hitting a funny bone. In If Santa were a Cowboy, we find Paul Savage and Kelly Walker. They were friends in school, and Paul had a huge crush on Kelly. However, Paul always thought she was out of his league. Little did he know, she kind of return the favor, but didn't handle it too well. Basically, them parting ways. Now Kelly needs a life reboot after her disaster of the "Year of Yes". First off, the Year of Yes sounds like a terrible idea to begin. Kelly has decided to see Paul and try to seduce him, thinking it would be totally easy. 😂😂😂 To bad, she didn't take into consideration that people change after high school, and now her task seems daunting.

Overall, If Santa were a Cowboy was a nice touch to get me into the holiday spirit. Not only that this quick read got me out of my reading slump. These two are fun to read.

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley

4 1/2 Stars

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: NIC by JM Stewart

Rossi Brothers #2
By: JM Stewart
Releasing November 14, 2016
Crimson Romance


Single father Nic Rossi’s only desire is to raise his little girl with the same love and security his grandparents gave him and his siblings. That is, until Anna Thompson and her frightened daughter walk into his family restaurant, looking for employment, and turn his carefully ordered world upside down.

On the run from her abusive ex, Anna wants one thing: a quiet place like Angel Bay to raise her daughter. But she needs a job to pay for that dream, even if her new boss is a man whose sheer size makes her tremble. Yet Nic’s capacity for kindness leaves her feeling safe for the first time in years, and the gentle giant slowly awakens her long-dormant passion.

Then her ex-husband turns up like a bad penny, threatening not only Anna’s safe haven but Nic’s daughter in the bargain, forcing them to choose between love and family.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lusting for Covers (149): Always Remember 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:

Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
Publisher: Complicated-Jove (Feb 1996); Harper Collins (Oct 2010)
Series: Doesn't look like it is.
Genre: Historical


After refusing to fight for the Confederacy, Clayton was spurned by everyone in his hometown of Cedar Grove. To Meg, who lost her husbands and brothers in the war, Clay's presence was a constant offense. As punishment, Meg commissioned Clay to create a memorial for the town's war heroes. But as she spent months watching him, Meg's feelings began to change.

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Why not. This isn't something I would normally pick, but I felt I should do a throwback covers kind of day. You gotta love these old school covers, they are awesome in there own way. What do you guys think of my pick of the week?

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Big Package by Opal Carew (Review)

Big Package by Opal Carew is not going to be for everyone. However, if you love hot, steamy, and a little fun Opal is your gal. Now in this holiday read you are going to find some naughty elves, and other big packages. Basically, Kallen and Holly knew each other from high school. Kallen kind like Holly, but she was kind of shy. He also had a big problem when it came to girls, but now they are all grown up Holly is willing to take on this big guy.

Fairly quick read, with some serious hot times stuck in cabin during a snow storm. I did like Big Package, because there is a little story that goes along with the hot times. We watch these two get it on in more ways than one. They both have insecurities that cause a little ripple in the budding relationship. So, if you are in the need of a hot Christmas read, Big Package is your read.

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley

4 Stars

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast Sale + Excerpt + Giveaway: Sweet for a Seal by Anne Marsh

Sweet for a SEAL
ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights #3
By: Anne Marsh
Released April 14, 2016

“My dating life has starred cupcake men—sweet but more icing than cake and nothing that could keep my mouth busy for a more than a few minutes. Finn Callahan? He’s cake. A five-layer, lusciously frosted gateau.” – Valentina Fuentes

I’ve never met a woman I couldn’t love—for one night. I’m the bad boy, the player, the sexy heartbreaker you meet in a bar and take home. And after my last hellish tour of duty as a SEAL, sun, sand, and sex are my new mission in life. Happily ever after? Pass. I’ll give you the best twelve hours of your life, and then I’m gone because why settle down when playing the field is so fun?

All that changes when I meet Valentina Fuentes. Actually, I rescue her from a ditch, which should score me major hero points. She’s even willing to admit I’m hot—and she’ll fool around with me. But convincing her that I’m anything but a sun-and-good-times boy toy? That’s mission impossible. She argues I’m the loaner car girlfriends pass around… and, sure, she’s willing to take me for a ride. A short ride. And for the first time in my life, I’d like more than a twelve-hour relationship.

When did one woman make my smooth-talking bad boy self start dreaming of forever?


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Paper Love by Aubrey Wynne

Paper Love
A Chicago Christmas Romance #2
By: Aubrey Wynne
Releasing October 18, 2016
Plato Publishing

Growing up in a Papua New Guinea mission, Joss Palmateer is a gentle soul with a unique view of life. Still adjusting to a new home in the U.S and the sudden loss of her mother, love is the last thing on her mind.

Sexy physical therapist, Ben Montgomery, meets his sister’s friend and the sparks fly. He takes it as a challenge when she ignores his advances, but it’s her extraordinary inner beauty that captures his heart. With the help of a stray homing pigeon and an old origami legend, Ben sets an unwavering course of romance to win her love.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James (Review)

So begins the holiday reads; today I bring to you Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James. There is a lot going on in this story, we have Julia Bailey who lost her husband and son to an accident, plus there's a secret. We have the sheriff who was best friend with Julia's husband, who also had been in love with her forever, and he's also a single day. All and in all the story is a sweet story. Not a lot of drama. The main drama is Julia trying to decided if it's worth the pain to love again. Plus, it centers around the holiday season.

Basically, if you are in need of a sweet love story Christmas with the Sheriff will be your go to read. The story focuses on Julia and Chase. Chase focuses on trying to keep Julia to stay. I like these two. They are adorable. Even Chase's little girl is adorable. Overall, this story is sweet.

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

4 Stars

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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

Dirty Sexy Sinner 
Dirty Sexy, 4
Erika Wilde & Carly Phillips
November 8, 2016


DIRTY SEXY SINNER . . . The surprise fourth book in the DIRTY SEXY SERIES! 
All books in the DIRTY SEXY Series are stand-alone novels! 

New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring four bad boy heroes who are bonded by shocking secrets and their damaged past. Sinful, addicting, and unapologetically alpha, these men are every woman’s erotic daydream ... And your ultimate dirty fantasy. 

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Forever Romance Happy Coloring Day + Giveaway: Love Between the Lines by Christina Collie

An Adult Coloring Book for Book Lovers 
by Christina Collie 
Forever Trade Paperback
November 8, 2016

Fall in love all over again with this adult coloring book featuring 45 hand-drawn illustrations inspired by romance novels from bestselling writers Colleen Hoover, Anna Todd, S.C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, K. Bromberg, Jodi Ellen Malpas and more. Sit back, grab your pens and markers, and get ready to explore LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES.

In the pages of this book you will find:

· Designs to help you relax and reduce stress

· Hidden images and book quotes

· Each design printed on a separate page

· Elaborate drawings s as well as quickie pages for when you just have a few minutes to color

Illustrations inspired by the works of:

Anna Todd, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Colleen Hoover, S.C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, K. Bromberg, Claire Contreras, Jillian Dodd, Amy Harmon, Tiffany King, R.K. Lilley, Molly McAdams, Tara Sivec, Alessandra Torre, Mia Sheridan, J. Sterling, Katy Evans, Emma Chase, S.L. Jennings, K.A. Linde, Beth Ehemann, Tarryn Fisher, Karina Halle, Helena Hunting, Leisa Rayven, Madeline Sheehan, Harper Sloan, and K. A. Tucker

InkSlinger PR Happy Release Day + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Heartbreaker Bay with a fun and festive holiday novella! ONE SNOWY NIGHT is out now! Grab your copy for just $0.99 today!


It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn’t seen in years. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton, and his big, goofy, lovable dog Carl.

Hours stuck in a truck with the dead sexy Max sounds like a fate worse than death (not), but Rory’s out of options. She’s had a crush on Max since high school and she knows he’s attracted to her, too. But they have history… and Max is the only one who knows why it went south.

They’ve done a good job of ignoring their chemistry so far, but a long road trip in a massive blizzard might be just what they need to face their past… and one steamy, snowy night is all it takes to bring Max and Rory together at last.

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Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Making Christmas & What Happens at Midnight

Making Christmas & What Happens at Midnight
By: Laura Chapman
Releasing November 8, 2016

Blurb for Making Christmas 

While settling into a new career in a new community, Ivy is determined not to let the holiday season pass her by. Enter the grownup advent calendar: twenty-four days of festivities to celebrate Christmas. What begins as a bit of fun turns into a mission to spread cheer when she meets Everett. After learning about his bad Christmas attitude, she invites him to join her quest. Despite his initial reservations, Everett quickly gets caught up in the spirit of the calendar. But when new feelings surface and are impossible to ignore, Everett’s inner curmudgeon threatens to put a damper on the whole experience.
This holiday novella from Laura Chapman brings the warmth of the holiday season to life.

Excerpt From Making Christmas

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Lusting for Covers (148): The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

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 Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean
Publisher: Avon (June 2017)
Series: Scandal & Scoundrel, 3
Genre: Historical


The one woman he will never forget…

Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer’s end. There is only one problem—he already has one.

The one man she will never forgive…

After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal—to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement…which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist.

A love that neither can deny…

The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day The Day of the Duchess.

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Red, duh. We all know I will pick a red dress no matter what, and I love the look of disdain on her face. Like oh it's you. Malcolm has worked cut out for himself. Seriously he F-ed UP badly. Let the groveling commence. So, I picked the book cause of the dress. What do you guys think of the cover?

How to Impress a Marquess by Susanna Ives (Review)

First off, I wanted to read How to Impress a Marquess solely on the cover. I didn't really read the back blurb, I might have glanced at it, but the cover caught my attention. This can be dangerous, because I started the book I wasn't sure what it was about. So, I decided to look at the blurb, and truthfully the blurb is kind of vague in a way too. I mean it talks about the hero being like a stick in the mud and the heroine is basically a free spirit. Also there were a couple of times I didn't know what era I was suppose to be in, I know that I was suppose to be in the Victorian era. Yes, I did look up some information, which I was surprise she didn't use Cambridge instead of Oxford for some parts of the story. Oh well. Other than that I actually found How to Impress a Marquess quite entertaining.

Okay warning there might be some spoilers, so sorry, but it has to be in order to explain some of what I liked about the story.

First off, George Maryle, Marquess of Marylewick is definitely stuff. He heaps on the responsibility of his family, and he worries about the things that will tarnish his reputation. He has one problem which happens to be Lilith Dahlgren. She's the free spirit ward he's in charge of making sure she doesn't get into too much trouble. However, Lilith is always getting into trouble. These two couldn't be more opposite. Yet there banter between one another could cause a fire. I love how Lilith continues to change George, because he needs that spark of life. Majority of the story you see these two going back and forward. At the same time Lilith can't stand the Maryle family, and it's completely understandable after the way they treated her when she was younger. She truly tried to fit in, but no one gave her chance. I felt so bad for Lilith. Basically, she found a creative outlet in the form of her story.

I liked how Susanna intertwined Lilith's story into the book it made the story more interesting. Granted it was already entertaining to beginning with, but you see Lilith's feelings through the story. She did try to explain herself to George, but he had the hardest time hearing. Actually, George isn't unlikable, but you get to understand him a little better through the story. Overall, I enjoyed the story. Yes, I was a little worry at the beginning of the story, but found myself wanting to know more of what was going on. If you are looking something like How to Impress a Marquess you may give it a try.

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4 1/2 Stars

Friday, November 4, 2016

Sourcesbooks Spotlight + Fun Facts + Excerpt + Giveaway: How to Impress a Marquess by Susanna Ives

Five Ways To Impress A Marquess

I didn’t title my book. I just called it “book” or “that &*%$! book” during its writing. My publisher came up with the catchy “How To Impress a Marquess.” However, for the first third of the book, my heroine, Lilith Dahlgren, couldn’t care less about impressing George, Marquess of Marylewick, and told him as much on numerous occasions. Hmmm, so maybe that should be my first “way” to impress the marquess.

1.) Have a healthy disregard for the marquess’ opinion. After all, Lilith is a strong woman who knows her own mind. She doesn’t need some starchy marquess telling her what to do, how to behave, and what to think. The only reason she must interact with him is because he’s her trustee and keeps a tight handle on her purse strings.

2.) Make the marquess a villainous sultan in your work of fiction. It is possible that Lilith was been attracted to the marquess all along. Why else would she have created such a sexy villain in her popular serialized story, which she published under a pen name? Even better, make a fictional heroine who is your alter ego. Through her fictional heroine Collette, Lilith puts into print all the tender parts of herself that she can’t show to George. Have your marquess fall in love with your fictional alter ego but never let him know that he is the villain. Warning: this is a very dangerous course and could later blow up in your face.

3.) Wear tight clothes and flowing robes to entice him. This actually could be considered a subpoint of point two. Writing a story requires Lilith to sit for long periods of time and eat loads of toffee to fuel her creative brain. This really wreaks havoc on that famed Victorian waistline. Poor Lilith is popping her stays to fit in her clothes, so she usually flounces about the house in comfortable robes or shifts.

4.) Dig into a painful secret from the marquess’ boyhood to reveal his true sensitive heart beating beneath the fusty exterior. For example, discover that he was once a talented artist who quit painting after numerous spankings ordered from his disapproving father. Force the marquess to face his old secrets and personal demons. Lilith finds George’s hidden boyhood art and tricks him into looking at it again. Of course, digging into a marquess’ past might not impress but anger him, so proceed with caution.

5.) Love the marquess, not for his title, wealth, estates, or societal position. Love him with all your being for his kind heart and beautiful spirit. This is the most impressive point of them all.

How to Impress a Marquess 
Wicked Little Secrets, #3
Susanna Ives 
Sourcebooks Casablanca
November 1, 2016

TAKE ONE MARQUESS: Proper, put-upon, dependable, but concealing a sensitive artist’s soul.

ADD ONE BOHEMIAN LADY: Creative, boisterous, unruly, but secretly yearning for a steadfast love, home, and family.

STIR in a sensational serialized story that has society ravenous for each installment.

COMBINE with ambitious guests at an ill-fated house party hosted by a treacherous dowager possessing a poison tongue.

SHAKE until a stuffy marquess and rebellious lady make a shocking discovery: the contents of their hearts are just alike.

Take a sip. You’ll laugh, you’ll swoon, you’ll never want this moving Victorian love story to end.