Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review - Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Fellow bloggers know I made a promise to myself to start this series and I am so glad I did otherwise I wouldn't have met Charlie and her band of crazy friends and foes.
I hope you enjoy my review of book two in the series.

ISBN-13: 9781250005915
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-16-2011
Length: 336 pp

If you hang around with dead people, life can deliver a whole world of trouble.
Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible…
When Charley and Cookie, her best friend slash receptionist, have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally.) has left his corporeal body because he's being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can't let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they'll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let's just say it wouldn't be pretty.
Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm's way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Audible review of Wyvern's Mate by Deborah Cooke

Deborah Cooke has always been my one go to author because I know whatever genre of her's I'm reading, wether its set today, hundreds of years ago or somewhere in the distant future I will be entertained, engrossed and fall in love with her characters. And her latest series of novellas staring the dragon shape-shifting Princesses of Incendium are no different.
Wyvern's Mate is the first in the series and I enjoyed it immensely in print, but when I heard Saaskia Maarleveld telling the tale for me I was entranced.
Enjoy the review!

WYVERN'S MATE: The Dragons of Incendium book 1

Written by: Deborah Cooke
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:09-13-16
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke

Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were twelve princesses of the realm, each a dragon shifter. Each fiery and passionate. Each possessed of an appetite for pleasure that only her destined mate can satisfy. Twelve men are expected in Incendium, each with special powers of his own, each with the gift to claim one dragon princess’s heart forever.
Troy will do whatever is necessary to earn his freedom from solitary confinement on the penal colony of Xanto, even assassinate a princess of Incendium. Being a MindBender, he has a serious advantage as a predator and thinks the princess in question doesn’t have a chance. Only one of them can survive and Troy knows who it will be—until he meets Drakina.
Royal dragon shifter Drakina has a quest of her own, to seduce her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of Incendium. Her father will free her from all other responsibilities if she completes this one task. Drakina craves her independence enough to seduce the unattractive Terran who is the Carrier of the Seed. She’s sure it will be a quick seduction—until she meets Troy.
Worlds collide when Troy and Drakina meet, and passion flares. The attraction is so powerful that they both choose to put their goals aside for one night of passion together. When their respective secrets are revealed, will the truth turn one against the other? Or will destiny allow this star-crossed pair to save each other and their unborn son?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Harlequin's Epic $1.99 Sale now through October 25th

You all know I think Harlequin makes the world go round well now you can enjoy a fantastic Harlequin romance for just pocket change. Don't wait the sale ends October 25th!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

**Giveaway** Showcase Tell Me Again by Michelle Majors

One of my very favorite HQN Special Edition authors, Michelle Major also publishes through Montlake and a new one just released yesterday.
So I hope you enjoy this showcase and stick around because Michelle has graciously sponsored a giveaway.
Details below!

Publisher: Montlake Publishing
Release Date: 10-18-2016
Length: 257pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/IndieBound/Audible

As a teenager, Samantha Carlton used a career in modeling to break free from her painful childhood—walking away from her reckless twin sister, an alcoholic mother, and the boy she loved. Yet she never outran the guilt of abandoning her family. When the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of her late sister’s daughter, Sam opens her home and her heart to the girl she never knew existed. But it’s not so easy to face the man she left behind…
Sam had shattered Trevor Kincaid’s heart, and he’d sought comfort in her sister’s arms. But he’d pledged to shield his daughter, Grace, from the drama that followed the Carlton women. Now Grace has tracked down Sam, and Trevor is forced to deal with the one woman he wanted to forget.

Giveaway is for one print copy of Tell Me Again
And a $10 Amazon Gift Card
Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter
Thanks Michelle!!
Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

5th Annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway

Hey gang welcome to my stop on the Attack of 14 Nights of Halloween blog blast and #Giveaway.
Since I'm a kind of Halloween, weeney and don't like all that hard core scary stuff there are always two things on my Halloween must do list. 
So enjoy some words from the sponsors of the blog blast and don't forget to enter to win a FAB tour-wide #Giveaway too then I'll tell you my must dos for this glorious Halloween Holdiay!

It's that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the nights are getting spookier. Yes, it's time for tricks and treats, goblins and ghouls, chills and thrills and huge amounts of sugary sweets. But at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog it's also time for the 5th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. Join Laughing Vixen Lounge and our bewitching co-hosts The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island, Herding Cats and Burning Soup, The Hopping Bloggers, Mama Smith's Reviews and Women and Their Pretties for a spooktacular Halloween event.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Harlequin $10,000 Ultimate Giveaway

Do you have a dream location, somewhere you've always wanted to go? Well stay tuned because Harlequin wants to send you there!
Yeah you're interested!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

*Giveaway* Interview - Andrea Kane celebrating 25 years! - Samantha Showcase - Providence Book Promotions Blog Tours

Samantha by Andrea Kane on Tour October 2016

Book Details Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC
Publication Date: October 18th 2016
Number of Pages: ~418
Series: Book 2 in "Barrett Family Series" (You won't want to miss Book 1, My Heart’s Desire, either!)

Don't Miss Your Chance to Read Samantha! You can purchase your own copy at Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, AND add it to your reading list on Goodreads!


Lady Samantha Barrett wondered if her imaginary hero would ever become real. Of course, he must be devastatingly handsome and just a bit dangerous. Now, her coach is filled with a collection of Gothic novels and her head with romantic notions as she eagerly leaves her brother’s country estate for her first London season. Still unsophisticated and too innocent by far, Samantha is ill-prepared for the hypocrisy of the ton or for the formidable stranger who crosses her path—a stranger she is sure must be the man of her dreams…
Remington Worth, the Earl of Gresham, is reputed to be anything but a hero. He is, however, intrigued by the fresh, young Lady Samantha. At sea, Remington had been a brilliant captain. To help save his country, he has accepted the Crown’s commission to become the most deadly and loyal covert agent, posing as a notorious womanizer and blackmailer. His latest mission is to investigate the mysterious disappearances of England’s prized merchant vessels. With an iron will, he will allow no one to get in his way or touch his heart—until Samantha.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle

Welcome to my showcase of Nancy Naigle's upcoming release Christmas Joy. 
The weather is finally turning that corner from hot to cool and there are pumpkins everywhere and also its time to start reading those heartwarming holiday stories.
I've got just the recipe for you plus a giveaway so enjoy the showcase and at the end be sure and enter for your own chance at some Christmas Joy!

Contest details below

ISBN-13: 978125010607
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 10-18-2016
Length: 352pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Publisher

A heartwarming Christmas story about family, friendship and finding love in unexpected places.
Joy Holbrook might be all work and no play, but that changes when her Aunt Ruby takes a fall that lands her in a rehabilitation center before the holidays. Joy takes a leave of absence from her job as a market researcher to run the family farm, even though the timing may hinder her chance at garnering the promotion of her dreams.
Ben Andrews isn’t your average accountant. He also happens to be the handiest man in Crystal Falls. He’s helped his elderly neighbor, Ruby Johnson, decorate for the annual Christmas Home Tour—and win—the last several years. He’s not about to let some drop-in niece break their winning streak.
Ruby seems overly concerned about Joy being able to handle Molly. Under the impression she’s referring Molly the bunny that is one of the menagerie of animals, Joy’s not worried at all until the next morning when a little girl named Molly shows up. For the sake of her aunt, Joy is forced to partner with Ben while Ruby is on the mend to help with preparation for the Christmas tour and, in the process finds her career-focused heart dreaming of a family.
Will the magic of Christmas help her to open her heart and find her everlasting joy?

Giveaway is for One Print Copy of Christmas Joy
Plus a special gift from Nancy US ONLY
Sponsored by St. Martin's Press
Please Use Rafflecopter form below to enter
Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Interview with Drew Hayes - Review(s) of The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred The Vampire Accountant and Undeath and Taxes

I am so psyched about today's interview. I first learned about Drew and this series from Melanie Simmons at Hot Listens when she reviewed Drew's second novel Undeath and Taxes , after I read the premise and checked out the audible sample I knew I had to read this series and since then I've been overdosing on them. Audible fans will LOVE the narration by Kirby Heyborne!
Then all the vampire stakes fell into place and Drew was gracious enough to let me interview him.

I hope you enjoy our chat and my reviews of
The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred The Vampire Accountant plus a bonus of Undeath and Taxes.

The Series so far

Monday, October 10, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase WILD Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, A.C. Arthur

Today I'm going a little Wild by Showcasing this furry Lycan full anthology by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas and A.C. Arthur.
Enjoy then enter for a little taste of wild of your own!
Contest details below

ISBN-13: 9781250078599
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 10-04-2016
Length: 576 pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Publisher

In Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Eve LanglaisBroderick has a job to do—audit the books of a gentleman’s club. Sounds simple, except his company wants him to find dirt linking to the mob, his secret mob employer wants someone to pin the blame on, and the bar manager at the heart of the controversy doesn’t want him—even though she’s his mate.
In Wild Passions by Kate Douglas, six women—friends closer than sisters—head off to an exclusive mountain resort for a week-long bachelorette getaway, where most of the women just wants to know if there are any good men left in the world. There are, and they’re the men of Feral Passions, a unique resort located on a private wolf preserve, owned and run by a pack of sexy werewolves who use it as their own personal hunting ground for mates.
In Her Perfect Mates by A.C. ArthurMalec Zenta was part of a loving lycan family until his twin brother’s suicide took a piece of his soul. Channing Verdi never knew his parents, but that was fine because at the age of sixteen on the night of the full moon, he realized his purpose. The only pleasure these two betas have managed to find in their life was in the bed with the women they shared. Now, a human woman has entered their lives...a woman who sets their primal instincts on fire, a woman they can’t help but stake their claim on...and give her the ultimate pleasure of being with two shifters at once.

Contest is for one print copy of
Please use Rafflecopter form below to enter
Thanks St. Martin's Press
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Friday, October 7, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** One More Taste Melissa Cutler - Showcase

Welcome to Cowboy Friday, Yee Ha! And my showcase of Melissa Cutler's One More Taste, one of her One and Only Texas novels. 
Enjoy the show and enter to win a copy for yourself!

ISBN-13: 9781250071873
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 10-04-2016
Length: 368pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Publisher

If you can’t take the heat...
Chef Emily Ford has the talent and ambition to make it in the cutthroat culinary world—which is why she refuses to accept her demotion at the hands of Knox Briscoe, the new CEO of Briscoe Ranch Resort. He has grand plans that include bringing in a celebrity chef to helm an exciting new restaurant at the resort, but Emily has plans of her own—to do whatever it takes to change his mind…
Cut out of the Briscoe fortune by an old feud that left his family in ruins, Knox grew up dreaming of revenge. Out-maneuvering his uncle for control of Briscoe Ranch is merely the first step in a grand plan that doesn’t include the brazen and beautiful Emily Ford…or the attraction that sizzles between them. With both their futures on the line, can they keep their desires on simmer—or are they headed from the frying pan straight into the fire?
Return to Brisoce Ranch Resort in the second book in Melissa Cutler's One and Only Texas series!

Giveaway is for One Print Copy of
One More Taste
Please use Rafflecopter form below to enter
Thanks St. Martin's Press
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

**GIVEWAY** - Escape Velocity - Interview with Susan Wolfe

Today I'm excited to bring you an interview with Susan Wolfe who released her debut novel The Last Billable Hour which then went on to win an Edgar Award. 27 years later she rolls out her sophomore offering which has already received a Publisher's Weekly Starred review,  Escape Velocity and I know that fans will eat this up while hoping they don't have to wait quite as long for her next offering!
Susan's Publicist Author Guide is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9780997211719
Publisher: Steelkilt Press
Release Date: 09-04-2016
Length: 430pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/IndieBound

Georgia Griffin has just arrived in Silicon Valley from Piney, Arkansas, on very bald tires, having firmly rejected her beloved father’s life as a con artist. Her father is in jail and a certain minister is hugging her mother for Jesus while eyeing Georgia’s little sister, Katie-Ann. Georgia desperately needs to keep her new job as paralegal for Lumina Software so she can provide a California haven for her sister before it’s too late.
While she’s still living in her car, Georgia realizes that incompetence and self-dealing have a death grip on her new company. She decides to adapt her extensive con artist training—just once—to clean up the company. But success is seductive. Soon Georgia is an avid paralegal by day and a masterful con artist by night, using increasingly bold gambits designed to salvage Lumina Software. Then she steps into the shadow of a real crime and must decide: Will she risk her job, the roof over her sister’s head, and perhaps her very soul?

Giveaway is for one print copy
Escape Velocity US ONLY
Please use Rafflecopter form below to enter
Thanks Author/Guide
Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** A Kind of Justice - Q&A with Renee James

Today I'm sharing a Q&A with Renee James provided by Oceanview Publishing who is also sponsoring a Giveaway. Details below.

ISBN-13: 9781608092130
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 10-04-2016
Length: 320pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city’s poshest salons. She is finally comfortable with who she is, widely admired in her community, about to enjoy the success she deserves.
Then her impossibly perfect life falls apart.
In the space of a few weeks, the Great Recession drags her business to the brink of failure, her beloved ex-wife needs help in facing a terrible tragedy, and a hateful police detective storms back into her life, determined to convict her of the five-year-old murder of John Strand—pillar of the community—and a sexual predator.
As the detective builds an ever more convincing case against her, both of them will be shaken by revelations—about themselves, about their own deeply held secrets, and about the bizarre ritual murder of John Strand.
Giveaway is for One Print copy US ONLY
A Kind of Justice
Please Use Rafflecopter form below to enter
Thanks Oceanview!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Burned Hearts - Interview - Calista Fox

Calista Fox is a new to me author but when I saw her newest book advertised I knew I had to read the trilogy.
Here's what Publisher's Weekly says about it "Fox takes a deep and effective dive into the strong emotions that link her well-drawn hero and heroine and combines them with strong plotting that will keep readers on the edges of their seats through the surprise ending that wraps up the story. Readers frustrated by the first two books’ cliff-hanger endings will be thrilled and relieved that this one provides a fitting conclusion to the enjoyable trilogy."
Enjoy the chat then hang around to enter to win a copy for yourself!

Book 3 in the Burned Deep Trilogy
ISBN-13: 9781250072535
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 10-04-2016
Length: 336 pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Publisher

I just wanted to crawl inside him and be a permanent part of him. I couldn’t get close enough to him, even though we were melded together, our bodies moving in perfect sync with each other. I wanted to be wrapped around his heart, live within his soul, consume his mind.
That was the selfish part of an obsessive, unrelenting love. I wanted to be his every waking thought, every breath he took...

Dane captivated Ari from the first moment their eyes locked. Every second thereafter proved they were either fated for love...or devastation. Ari DeMille Bax has been the target of the axed investors of Dane’s exclusive resort, 10,000 Lux. They will stop at nothing to get their revenge—no matter who they have to take out in order to get to Dane. But as the final stand comes to a head, deception and betrayal threaten to rock the foundation of the life Ari and Dane have started to rebuild. Their intense love and desire for each other continues to burn deep, but the evil surrounding them could rip them apart for good. To save all that they cherish, Ari and Dane must lay their lives and their hearts on the line, once and for all…

Giveaway is for one Print copy of
Burned Hearts US ONLY
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Monday, October 3, 2016

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Mending Fences Reissue - Sherryl Woods

To commemorate Sherryl's Chesapeake Shores series debuting on The Hallmark Channel Mira is re-releasing many of her novels in the series and some of her stand alones like this one.
Enjoy the showcase and enter to win a copy sponsored by Sherryl's publisher Mira.

ISBN-13: 9780778319771
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 09-27-2016
Length: 400pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible/Publisher

For ten years Emily Dobbs and Marcie Carter have been the closest of friends. They've raised their kids together, shared joy and heartache, exchanged neighborhood gossip over tea. But when Marcie's son, now a college freshman sports star, is arrested for date rape, the bond between the families could be shattered forever.
As the Carters try to deal with the unthinkable, Emily discovers her daughter has been hiding a terrible secret…a secret that threatens the futures of both families. Recently divorced, Emily struggles to keep it all together—to support her terrified daughter, to maintain her friendship with Evan's mother and to have faith in the detective who could change all of their lives.

When things seem darkest, both she and Marcie discover that sometimes the first step toward a better future is mending fences with the past.

Giveaway is for One Print copy

US  & Can ONLY Of Mending Fences

Please Use Rafflecopter form below to enter
Good Luck
Thanks Mira