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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Forever Romance Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay


 A CHRISTMAS BRIDE
Chapel of Love, #1
Hope Ramsay
Forever
September 27, 2016



Blurb: 
A brand new contemporary romance series from USA Today bestselling author Hope Ramsay centered on a small-town wedding chapel!

A season of hope…'Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls and the first time Willow Peterson has been home in years. But she's determined to fulfill the wishes of her recently deceased best friend and restore Eagle Hill Manor to its former glory—all in time to host the perfect holiday wedding. She just has to get the owner of the historic inn to hire her. Unfortunately, that means dealing with Scrooge himself...

After the death of his wife, David Lyndon has a bah-humbug approach to Christmas. But as December counts down and the wedding planning is in full swing, it's harder and harder to stay immune to the charms of Willow, especially when he sees how much joy she brings his eight-year-old daughter. After a simple kiss under the mistletoe turns into something more, David is hoping he can turn the magic of the holiday season into the love of a lifetime.

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InkSlinger PR Release Blast + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis


From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a captivating story of love, second chances and new beginnings...

THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE, the second standalone novel in Jill Shalvis's Heartbreaker Bay Series, is out today! Check out the excerpt below and grab your copy of this fantastic new novel today!





If she has her way…

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her…

…He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him…

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice…

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but he doesn’t even remember her. How can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish–and let the mistletoe do its work…

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Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: A Sister's Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray


A Sister's Wish
The Charmed Amish Life #3
By: Shelley Shepard Gray
Releasing September 27, 2016
Avon Inspire



Blurb

In Shelley Shepard Gray’s third book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a respectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.


Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman—at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she’s also harboring a secret: She’s been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he’s about as far from “perfect” as an Amish man could get… but that’s exactly why she’s so drawn to him.

Life hasn’t been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home at fifteen and things went downhill from there. Eventually, Simon landed in prison. But the experience changed him. Now back in Charm as a grown man, he’s determined to make a new life for himself and not think too much about his wild past…unless it pertains to Amelia.

He’s loved Amelia for years. To him, she represents everything good and kind in the world. When he realizes that she returns his affections, he starts calling on her in secret, even though her older brother Lukas—who just happens to be Simon’s best friend—has made it perfectly clear that Amelia deserves better. Simon disagrees and believes he’s the only one who can truly make her happy.

But when Amelia gets hurt, it sets off a chain of events that forces them to consider their future together—and face their past mistakes. There’s a chance for love… but only if Simon dares to trust Amelia with the secrets of his past.

Excerpt

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Unbound Pursuit by Lindsay McKenna


Unbound Pursuit
Delos #2B1
By: Lindsay McKenna
Releasing September 29, 2016
Blue Turtle Publishing




Blurb

You met Tal and Wyatt's in Tangled Pursuit, book 2 in the Delos Series. Read their continued story.

Captain Talia Culver risked her heart again for Navy SEAL Wyatt Lockwood. The brave, cocky Texan was worth the risk and Talia couldn’t be happier. Still recovering from injuries she received from her last mission in Afghanistan, Wyatt whisks her away to meet his family on their sprawling Texas ranch. But things don’t go as planned when Wyatt hears the local gossip that his drug dealing ex-friend is out of prison and planning a drug run across the Lockwood ranch. Wyatt wants to enjoy some hard-earned down time with Tal, but he can’t ignore the danger at his backdoor.

As Wyatt plans a dangerous operation to catch the drug dealers, Tal fears she could lose the man she loves.

Excerpt:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Her Renegade Rancher by Jennifer Ryan


Her Renegade Rancher
Montana Men #5
By: Jennifer Ryan
Releasing September 20, 2016
Avon





Blurb

Colt Kendrick knows one thing about a small town, you can’t avoid anyone for long-especially a girl he crossed the line with and is best friends with his brother’s fiancĂ©. Luna could have been the one if he hadn’t done her wrong. Colt’s intentions are nothing but honorable, but his thoughts about Luna sure aren’t. How could he ever let a sweet girl like her go? He won’t make that mistake twice.

Luna Hill thought she lost her shot with the sexy cowboy, but sometimes lightning does strike twice. While she wants to see what one scorching kiss leads to, she’s got a job offer out of state. Will she stay stuck in her less than life, or reach for her dream? An unexpected and amazing opportunity will keep her in town and give her what her heart desires most, a chance to be with Colt, but it comes with a price that may cost Colt his life.

Colt will do anything to keep Luna safe, including put his life on the line, because nothing is more important than the woman who showed Colt he has a heart-and it belongs to her.

My Thoughts:

Tasty Book Tours Excerpt Reveal: A Fool For You by Katee Robert


A Fool For You
Foolproof Love #3
By: Katee Robert
Releasing October 3, 2016
Entangled: Brazen



Blurb
It’s been thirteen years since Hope Moore left Devil’s Falls, land of sexy cowboys and bad memories. Back for the weekend, she has no intention of seeing the man she never got over…or the two of them getting down and dirty. It’s just a belated goodbye, right? No harm, no foul.

Until six weeks later, when her pregnancy test comes back positive…

Daniel Rodriguez hasn’t forgiven himself for how things went down with Hope all those years ago. He knows she’s better off without him, but when she shows up on his doorstep, panicking because she’s pregnant with his baby, he can’t help seeing it as a chance to make up for the past.

Too bad Hope has no intention of going along with his plans.

Excerpt Reveal

Just One Week by Alice Gaines (Review)

Just One Week had the promising of being a fun story. You have Michelle Dennis who is going to go home and her goal is to avoid the one guy. However, Alex Stafford has other plans. He wants to make amends for the hurtful things he said to her all those years ago. Basically Michelle decides to change her plans and make Alex suffer by seducing him. Very promising.

However, the more I read Just One Week I couldn't get into the story. I think I would have been fine had there been only issue in the story that they had to overcome, but there was another issue. I felt that it was too much for me to handle. Others loved this story, but this isn't one that caught me. There were a couple of cute things like the matchmaking mother, but it wasn't for me. The reason I want to read this one was the cover. If this is something that might interest you go for it, but this wasn't my story.

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

Rating:
2 Stars

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lusting for Covers (142): Blame It on the Cowboy by Delores Fossen


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:

Blame It On The Cowboy by Delores Fossen
Publisher: HQN (Sept 2016)
Series: The McCord Brothers, 3
Genre: Contemporary

Blurb: 

Every cowboy has a wild side—all it takes is the right woman to unleash it…  

All of Logan McCord's carefully laid plans erupt the day he walks in on his would-be fiancĂ©e getting…well, not so carefully laid. Tonight, just once, Logan is acting on instinct. And that instinct is telling him to say "Happy to oblige" to the cute stranger looking for a no-strings fling with a Texas cowboy. 

When chef Reese Stephens made her bucket list, she mistakenly thought she had weeks to live. Not that she regrets her one-night-stand with the gorgeous rancher. But she does regret leaving an heirloom watch as a parting gift. Tracking Logan down is easy. Walking away again is another matter. Because Reese's crazy past and Logan's battered heart are no match for the kind of chemistry that could turn one night into the start of a passionate lifetime.



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Why?

Why not. I mean look at him. The picture of yummy. This definitely has me aching to go to a ranch and find me a cowboy. What do you guys think of my pick?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Laws of Seduction #1-4 by Ava Hayworth


Laws of Seduction # 1 – 4
Captivate Her, Beguile Her, Dazzle Her and Cherish Her
By: Ava Hayworth
Released July 6, 2016
Self-Published
Captivate Her (Book #1) 

Blurb

The Laws of Seduction series featuring Lainey and James, two people who have to put their pasts behind them and learn to take risks. 
Readers should be warned that this story is intensely romantic, deeply seductive, and beyond addictive. If you are a fan of Fifty Shades, this scorching workplace drama is a must-read.

I am not the type of girl to sleep around, so it is a shock when I come face to face with my one and only one-night stand on my first day at my new job as a junior associate at one of Manhattan’s biggest law firms. It turns out that my one-night stand has a reputation as a player and is one of the biggest commitment-phobes on the island. Not to mention the fact that he only has to snap his fingers and women fall at his feet. Can I forget about the sexiest night of my life and keep my professional mask in place? This is just the start of my problems in dealing with the complex office politics and my exploding passion for James.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

William Morrow Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER
By Jenny Colgan
William Morrow Paperbacks
September 20, 2016


 About the Book

Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.

Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile—a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.

From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Q&A + Giveaway: Her Renegade Rancher by Jennifer Ryan


Q&A with Tasty Book Tours

Q: Where do you get most of your storyline's from?  News?  Imagination?  Built from prior titles?

I have a very active imagination. I get honked at for missing the red light turning green a lot. When I’m doing mundane things like taking a shower, washing dishes, or working in the garden, my mind just wanders and I start weaving stories in my head. I keep a notebook where I jot them down for later because I’m so busy writing the books.

When I’m writing, I love to set up characters for their own books. I like to introduce characters and leave readers wondering what will come of them. The Hunted series is tied to the Montana Men series in that way. From the Montana Men series, I’ve got two other series I’d like to spin off. One will be my upcoming Montana Heat series in 2017.

Q: Which title or couple has been the easiest to write and which gave you the most trouble?

At Wolf Ranch was the hardest book to work on. My amazing editor and I probably did about five rounds of edits before we had the plot just right. All the threads had to come together at the end and every time we changed something in the beginning, we had to work our way to the end again to be sure it all worked out. Such a labor of love because I really loved the relationship between Gabe and Ella and tackling a complicated, dysfunctional family.

Q: Which heroine do you feel most closely relates to your personality?

They all have a little bit of me in them.

I connect the most with Bell from Her Lucky Cowboy. I know what it’s like to feel like nothing you do will ever be good enough. That no matter how smart you are or how much you achieve in your life, you’re still not good enough for the people you think should love you no matter what…but they don’t. So you hide your disappointment and hurt and do it for yourself. Bell just wants to be loved and be a part of a loving family. She finds that with Dane and discovers that kindness is worth more than anything. I get that. It’s become very important in my life to be around people who are kind and do things that come from the heart.

Q: You're known for adding a little "suspense" to your romances.  Do you have a fun piece of research that you needed for one of your books?

I’m pretty sure I’m on the FBI and Homeland Security watch lists for the research I do online. My stalker research turned very dark, learning the psychology behind someone with that kind of deep, dark obsession. I find I’m drawn to that type of thing, the why behind the things people do. Whether it’s based on the way they were treated in the past or a psychological flaw in their moral compass, I want to know how they came to this place where hurting others seems the only way to get what they want - or they just like it.

For Stone Cold Cowboy, I did a lot of research on meth addicts and making meth. I was surprised to learn the life expectancy of a meth addict is only five years from the time they start. That’s sad and devastating for those hoping to help their loved ones in that terrible circumstance. I also learned how to make meth, so if the whole writing thing doesn’t work out…Just kidding. It’s a terrible epidemic and destroys lives, not just for those who become addicted to the drugs but their families and friends. As I tried to depict with Sadie and her brother Connor in Stone Cold Cowboy.  

Q: What is your favorite part of writing romances?

The happy ending! I love writing the romance from first kiss to happy-ever-after and everything that happens in between. I put my characters through a lot to earn that happy ending and I want my readers to know that after all that, they’re going to be okay. They have a partner who supports them. They have love.

That’s all any of us wants.

Q: What are you currently working on?

A brand new series! Montana Heat. Fans of the Montana Men series met Caden and Beck “Trigger” Cooke, two sexy DEA agents, in Stone Cold Cowboy. They lead off the new series in 2017.

But first, don’t miss Colt’s big brother Ford, who will finally get a second chance at love when Jamie returns from the military to claim His Cowboy Heart

Her Renegade Rancher
Montana Men #5
By: Jennifer Ryan
Releasing September 20, 2016
Avon





Monday, September 19, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster


Crushing on Love
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #4
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing September 21, 2016
World Literary Press



Blurb

Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.
Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance.

When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too?

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Lusting for Covers (141): A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran


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:

A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran
Publisher: Pocket Book (Feb 2017)
Series: Rules for the Reckless, 5
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

The next steamy historical romance in USA TODAY bestselling and RITA award-winning author Meredith Duran’s “wonderfully indulgent” (Publishers Weekly) Rules for the Reckless series.

A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL...

Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.

...NEVER GOES TO PLAN.

The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one. He’ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that no longer makes sense, Crispin slowly realizes that she may be the only thing worth fighting for...


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Why?

For one it's a stunning cover. I love how she's making her way up the stairs, at the same time with her head glancing to the side it looks like she's not quite sure. Even though the dress is an orange color it's pretty and works with the yellow of the background. What do you all think of my cover pick this week?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Audiobook Review: Match If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Let me say that Susan Elizabeth Phillips is my go to for a good laugh. Oh my goodness, Annabelle and Heath are fantastic. The banter between these two are stupendous.

So, we have The Python aka Heath Champion in search of a wife, but he doesn't have time to find the perfect polish wife he needs for his career so he hires Power Matches. However, one of his clients wife has a friend who is started her own match making business, so he's doing this as a favor. Isn't so gracious of him. In comes Annabelle Granger, a walking disasters. However, she manages to get results done. Even though she's an unlikely character for Heath to hang around he likes her, okay that's stretching a bit, but she grows on him. Plus, she does an amazing job playing interference on his dates if they aren't working out. At the same time, Annabelle has a powerful connection that Heath would love to make amends. So, the snake slithers his way into getting on Phoebe Calebow good side.

Anyway, Match Me If You Can will definitely tickle your funny bone. The banter, fantastic. The chemistry, hot. Annabelle and Heath are both out of each other leagues, but you know what they work. Annabelle is definitely not the polish, sophisticated woman Heath wants, but she's feisty and fun loving and she's going to knock his socks off. Heath he's pretty snaky in the book, but Annabelle makes him a better man. She's the only one to stand up to the guy. Plus, we get to Deeeeean. Dean Robillard is my favorite character and he strikes up an interesting friendship with Annabelle. I definitely would recommend Match Me If You Can if you need a pick me up, laugh out loud kind of read.

Since, this was an audiobook nobody can do a better job than Anna Fields. She does a super job with reading this book like she has in the previous books. I love when she does her kid voices, because they are amazing.

Yes, you might consider reading the books in order, but you will be fine if you don't. I have been hopping around this series this whole time and have done fine on the stories.

Rating:
5 Stars

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Blue Satin Sashes by Millennia Black



Blue Satin Sashes

Favorite Things Trilogy #2
By: Millenia Black

Releasing November 28, 2016

Self-Published

Blurb

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.