Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Forever Romance Spotlight + Giveaway: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bachelors of Arizona Book 1
Rachel Van Dyken 
Forever Mass Market Paperback
January 31, 2017


The first book in an all-new contemporary romance series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken.

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .

Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Almost a Bride by Jo Watson

Almost A Bride
Destination Love, 2
Jo Watson
January 31, 2017

**Newly revised and expanded, Wattpad sensation Jo Watson's ALMOST A BRIDE is now available in print for the first time!**

That awkward moment you catch your boyfriend in bed with another woman and then mistakenly get arrested #chargesdropped

Annie knows life isn't always fair. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get mistaken for a crazed intruder when you come home early and find your boyfriend wearing nipple clamps with a coworker on the night you thought he was going to propose to you.

The important thing is to move on, and for Annie that means treating herself to a tropical vacation. But when she runs into her ex and his new woman staying at the same resort, reason is washed out to sea. Caught off guard, Annie pretends she's with Chris, a cute screenwriter she meets on the beach. With his own writing blocked, Chris is happy to help Annie craft a story to save face. Soon Annie isn't just getting over her ex, she's getting under Chris. As her fictional feelings grow increasingly real, Annie has to decide if she's ready to risk her heart on a new relationship.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

TLC Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Those Texas Nights by Delores Fossen

Those Texas Nights 
Wrangler's Creek, 1
Delores Fossen
December 27, 2016

The Granger siblings thought they'd left their ranching days behind, until fate sends them home to Wrangler's Creek, Texas and into the passionate arms of those they'd least expect

It's some run of bad luck when Sophie Granger loses her business and gets left at the altar all in one day. Desperate to not appear jilted, Sophie begs Clay McKinnon, Wrangler's Creek's smoking-hot police chief, to pretend they're having an affair. But Clay refuses, leaving Sophie to retreat to the family ranch to lick her wounds.

Hoping to leave his disreputable past behind, Clay moved to Wrangler's Creek for a fresh start. But that looks unlikely when Sophie's ex-fiance shows up married to Clay's impulsive kid sister. Overcome, Sophie resuggests the affair but this time for real. Clay is hesitant. City-girl Sophie isn't usually his type. But he can't deny the desire she elicits or his yearning to have her plant her cowboy roots for good.

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InkSlinger PR Book Blast + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Under Pressure by Lori Foster


From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lori Foster comes UNDER PRESSURE, the first book in her brand-new Body Armor series, featuring her trademark alpha-male heroes and strong-willed heroines, who risk everything to save one another from the deadly forces that seek to destroy them.


He can protect anything except his heart

Leese Phelps's road hasn't been an easy one, but it's brought him to the perfect job—working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who's threatening her.

What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who'd believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese's ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honor. He's the last person she expects to trust—and the first who's ever made her feel safe. And he's the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

RockStar PR Spotlight + Review: Big Shot by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Big Shot
A Book Boyfriend Novel, Book 1

Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
January 17, 2017


New York Times Bestselling Authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a sexy new standalone romance.

Fall in love with your next Book Boyfriend . . .

Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend's little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she's become a permanent fixture in his dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she wants nothing to do with him, or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Breathless by Beverly Jenkins (Review)

I was given the opportunity to read Breathless by Beverly Jenkins. I didn't read Forbidden, so I don't know if Portia pops up in the story. However, Breathless focuses on Portia and Kent. When Kent first met Portia she was scared of men and young, but now she's all grown up and mighty fine. Kent had some growing up to do before he could present himself to be a suitable suitor. After all, he liked to play the field while he was younger. Kent has his work cut out for him, because Portia has no desire to marry, after all what her mother did to her and her sister. Pretty heartless.

Anyway, Breathless was a pretty good story. I did like the chemistry between Portia and Kent. I love that he was willing to find a way to break through Portia's wall. I loved Portia's younger sister and I do hope there is a story in the works for her, because it could be so good. I can't tell you why. We find a budding romance, but being the old west there is some danger lurking around. Those who have been a fan of Beverly's books will probably enjoy Breathless.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss

4 Stars

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

TLC Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Wyoming Brave by Diana Palmer

The Wyoming men are back! In their quest for true love on the range, are these ranchers bold enough to open their hearts to the women under their protection?

Ren Colter may own an enormous ranch in Wyoming, but he scorns his wealth. He's closed himself off since his fiancée left him years ago, so he's shocked when he allows Meredith Grayling to stay with him. He tells himself it's only to protect the blonde beauty from a stalker, but Ren's alpha instincts soon kick in.

The last thing Merrie wants is a devastatingly handsome man like Ren lurking around her. He's too experienced, too appealing for her already shot nerves. What she needs is just to get away from it all: the man haunting her waking dreams and the one hunting her like an animal. But no woman escapes this Colter cowboy!

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lethal Game by Katie Reus (Review)

You never know what is going to happen in the last book in the series, a lot can happen. Sometimes it can be a hit or a miss, but with Lethal Game it was definitely a hit for me. Yes, it's sad to to see these guys leave, but they are leaving on a high note. Katie did not disappoint in Lethal Game. There were times I had to hold my breath till the next chapter she had me hanging on by a thread. Yes, suspense was there. The romance part was pretty good. Okay the romance was a little rocky because Isa and Graysen had a past. Graysen had his work cut out after all there past dealt with her father's misdeeds.

Overall, loved Lethal Game. Seriously, a perfect ending to the series. Action, suspense, and romance in a perfect combination. Katie did a nice job closing this series off. I think this is my favorite out of the series.

Copy provided by author.

5 Stars

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

St. Martin Review + Excerpt: Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins

Ready Set Rogue 
Studies in Scandal, 1
Manda Collins
St. Martin Paperbacks
January 3, 2017

From the bestselling author of The Lords of Anarchy series, comes the exciting first installment of Manda Collins’ new Studies in Scandal series: READY SET ROGUE. Collins is back in the Regency era with a passionate, yet unexpected romance that comes in the wake of a thrilling murder mystery.

 When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she’s one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste’s nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another...

Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings—no matter how lovely they are to look at—is a travesty, and Quill simply won’t have it. But Lady Celeste’s death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed…and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he’ll need Ivy’s help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he’s finally met his match—but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?

Don't miss Ready Set Rogue, the first in Manda Collins' new series set in Regency England!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon

The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon is out now! Check out this sexy romance today! Follow the tour and grab your copy today!

About The Fixer:

He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.

Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.

Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Just Thinking: New Year, New Me! Right.

Happy belated New Year! Well, I'm glad 2016 is over. For me it was the year of Meh. A lot happen in that year don't get me wrong, but it didn't feel right. We moved to Oklahoma and I'm finding that I'm loving it. Reading didn't go so hot for me. It was hard to find a lot of reading time during last year, especially while we lived in a hotel *shudders*. If anyone tells you that living in a hotel is awesome is a LIAR or has never done it. I could never get in the mood to read. I had found some great books, but a lot of so-so. 

However, New Year, new goals. Last year I did start and Instagram account. Which has a lot more of my obsession of LulaRoe. Seriously, their clothing are comfy. I wasn't sure about them until I tried on a pair of leggings. They are made from unicorn tears of joy. However, I hope to use it towards my reading stuff. I also decided to join Snapchat too. It's more for me being silly and posting on Facebook or Instagram. 

Now reading goals. I'm only going to do the Goodreads Reading Challenge. Last year I tried to do another reader challenge. I was shamefully bad at the Blogger Shame. Might even post about my latest obsession, who knows. However, I know that this year I aim to get more reading done and not stress about it. I think that was part of my problem was I stressed about it. Time to let it go and move on. 

What are your goals for this year? I mention a couple of mine, so share with me. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

A Spiced Apple Winter by Emma Cane (Review)

This is a the first time I have read an Emma Cane book. I have read other stories by this author written under Gayle Callen, and I enjoyed those stories. However, there is something magical about small town romances and all the trouble they can stir. Yet, there wasn't a lot of trouble in A Spiced Apple Winter. Nope, there's just these two people who have been friends together forever, and one night had a little fun. Now both parties are trying to forget, but can't quite forget.

Tyler Fairfield has come home to do his duty for the family farm. He has a set time limit, and eventually would like to get back to his life in New York. At the same time he needs to keep his distance from a certain red-head, this makes for some awkward encounters. Now Brianna MacDougall has a lot on her plate, and she's trying her best to keep cool. Again there is an awkwardness between her and Tyler. Sleeping with friends changes things. Of course, Tyler thought the best course of action is help another friend and pretend to be in a relationship. This should help him keep his distance from Brianna.

Talk about things being complicated. However, they seem to start to workout as the story progresses. However, it wouldn't be much of a story if there wasn't a little scandal. Anyway, A Spiced Apple Winter definitely put a smile on my face. I love the small town story, but it wasn't loaded with drama. Yes, there is a happy ending. By the time I finished the story, A Spiced Apple Winter definitely had me yearning for more. Do I plan to checkout the backlist Emma Cane books, oh yeah. A great balance of romance, trouble, story.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss.

4 1/2 Stars