Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Guest Review by Sophia Rose - Wait For Dark - Kay Hooper

Today I'm so excited to let my blogger friend Sophia Rose take over with a guest review. She'll be doing this a couple of times a month.
Sophia Rose take it away!

Wait For Dark by Kay Hooper
#17 Bishop/Special Crimes Unit
Paranormal Thriller
Publisher: Berkley
Published: 3.7.17
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0425280942
Rating: 4
Format: Paper Copy
Source: Penguin Group
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GoodReads Blurb:
An SCU team investigates a string of accidents, only to uncover a deadly and deliberate monster in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper.
In Clarity, North Carolina, the residents have fallen victim to an unfortunate series of events. Seemingly random accidents have taken the lives of several citizens in the small mountain town. But these deadly coincidences are anything but. Something is on the hunt in Clarity, and the only clue as to what is a cryptic note given to the victims 24 hours before they meet their ends: “Wait for dark.”
Sheriff Mal Gordon knows how to handle his town, but he has no idea how to handle this. Hollis Templeton and her team from the Special Crimes Unit, including her partner and lover, telepath Reese DeMarco, are called in to investigate.
But while the SCU has prepared them for the unknown, the incredible evil stalking Clarity shakes the team to their core when one of their own is targeted. Now Hollis, the “cat with nine lives” finds herself facing death again.
And this time, not even her partner can protect her...

Monday, February 27, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Chris Beakey - Fatal Option

You know I love introducing new to me authors to my friends and fellow readers so today I'm excited to share my interview with author Chris Beakey about his suspenseful latest thriller, Fatal Option.
Chris' publicist is sponsoring a giveaway of one print copy details below.

ISBN-13: 9781682611548
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Release Date: 02/21/2017
Length: 280pp
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A tragic accident. A family in crisis. And a killer watching every move.
Five months after the mysterious death of his wife, Stephen Porter is pulled from a dreamless sleep by a midnight phone call. His 17-year-old daughter Sara is stranded in a blizzard near the top of a mountain beyond their suburban home. She's terrified and unable to stop crying as she begs him to come to her rescue.
Unfortunately Stephen went to bed just an hour before after a night of binge drinking. With his blurred vision and unsteady balance he knows it’s dangerously irresponsible to get behind the wheel. But he heads out into the snowstorm to bring Sara home.
High school teacher Kieran O’Shea is also behind the wheel, searching for his autistic younger brother Aidan, who is wandering aimlessly through the storm on that same mountain. Kieran is terrified—of the voices in his mind, that Aidan will be taken from him, and that he may soon be arrested for murdering three women.
In a matter of minutes Stephen will encounter Kieran and drive headlong into a collision that will force him to unlock the secret of his wife’s death, avoid prosecution, and protect his children from violence that hits all too close to home.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

***GIVEAWAY*** Showcase The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

I'm so excited to bring you a showcase of one of my favorite authors Pam Jenoff's and her latest WWII novel, The Orphan's Tale.  It's amazing how fast I became a fan of hers, it happened in a matter of pages of reading her first novel and it's never stopped. I can't wait to dig into the pages of this book but until I do please enjoy the showcase.
HERE is a fabulous review by Kim the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Pam's publisher, Mira is sponsoring a giveaway of the book, details below.


ISBN-13: 9780778319818
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 2-21-2017
Length: 368pp
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A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival
Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she steals one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.
Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Sally Hepworth The Mother's Promise

Today I'm so happy to welcome back bestselling author Sally Hepworth, her last novel The Things We Keep was an extraordinary read. She's here today to chat about her new release just out today, The Mother's Promise and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
Sally's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781250077752
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2-21-2017
Length: 384
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"A page-turner. All the pieces masterfully come together at the end to create a beautiful novel of courage and love in the face of sorrow." —Booklist (starred review)
All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two, living quietly in northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life.
Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers, but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets—secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the darkest moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters, and the new ways in which families are forged.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Showcase - The Road to Enchantment by Kaya McLaren

Today I'm showcasing Kaya McLaren's The Road To Enchantment. It was the beautiful cover that first caught my eye but by the time I read the premise and some reviews I knew this is a must for my pile. I can't wait to have the time to dig into this fascinating book and I'm sure after reading all about it you'll feel the same.
I interviewed Kaya when she released her book The Firelight Girls you can see the interview HERE.


ISBN-13: 9781250058225
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 1-31-17
Length: 352pp
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As a young girl, Willow watched her mother leave their home in Washington State in a literal blaze of glory: she set the mattress of her cheating husband on fire in her driveway, roasting marshmallow peeps and hot dogs before the fire department arrived.
And with that, she and Willow set off to New Mexico, to a new life, to a world of arroyos and canyons bordering an Apache reservation. Willow was devastated. Her eccentric mother believed in this new life and set about starting a winery and goat ranch. But for Willow, it meant initially being bullied and feeling like an outsider. Today, as a grown woman, Willow much prefers Los Angeles and her job as a studio musician. But things tend to happen in threes: her mother dies, her boyfriend dumps her, and Willow discovers she is pregnant.
The DeVine Winery and Goat Ranch is all she has left, even if it is in financial straits and unmanageable back taxes. There is something, though, about the call of “home.” She's surprised to find that her Apache best friend Darrel along with the rest of the community seems to think she belongs far more than she ever thought she did. Can Willow redefine what home means for her, and can she make a go of the legacy her mother left behind?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Showcase Close to Home by Lily Everett

Today I'm showcasing Close To Home, the 5th in Lily Everett's Sanctuary Island series.
If you like second chance love stories you'll love this one between a lonely wife and a husband with secrets.

ISBN-13: 9781250074058
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2-7-2017

Length: 304pp
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The best journeys take us home….
When Tessa Alexander came to Sanctuary Island, she left behind a marriage to a man who didn’t love her the way she loved him. When she finally found the strength to set them both free, she discovered friendship and self-acceptance in her adopted hometown. Now she’s settled into a quiet life on her own—never expecting to see her husband again.
Johnny spent almost two years deep undercover, unable to let his wife into his cold, dangerous world. He’s shaken to the core when he comes home to find her gone. It’s painfully clear that Tessa is no longer the timid young woman he married—she’s become a force of nature, a brave and determined beauty. Johnny can’t let her go without a fight so he sets out to seduce his own wife. But will passion alone be enough to convince Tessa that her new life should include a second chance at happiness with a man who must learn to believe in love?
Fall in love with Close to Home by Lily Everett!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Showcase Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy

Those who know me know my favorite historical time period to read is WWII and I'm excited to showcase this latest release by Emma Kennedy. Emma has published nine novels previously. This novel was previously published across the pond but this is it's US debut.
I can't wait to step back into time with my copy and I hope you'll feel the same way after you learn more about the novel.

ISBN-13: 978-10250-09096-6
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: 1-31-17
Length: 400pp
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This 1944 World War Two drama tells the story of Anthony, a boy living in a deprived Welsh village, anticipating the arrival of American troops. Suddenly, a German plane crashes into the village mountain. A Polish prisoner-of-war survives and is brought into the community where he builds a close relationship with Anthony. Later, the villagers discover one of the Germans on the plane has survived and is still on the mountain.
Joyous, thrilling, and nostalgic, Emma Kennedy’s Shoes For Anthony will have you wiping your eyes one moment and beaming from ear-to-ear the next. This is a small gem of a novel that reviewers (and readers) will cherish

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

**VALENTINE GIVEAWAY** Harlequin Romance Experts Speak Out

The romance genre is ever changing and  ever evolving and Harlequin, the specialists in Happy Ever Afters a sharing with their readers via their hand picked panel of experts of two top tier romance book editors and five top selling authors what's trending in the romance genre in 2017. 
I hope you enjoy what the experts have to say and as an added bonus Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway package of one print copy of each book that's showcased here. 
The giveaway details follow

Harlequin is sponsoring a giveaway of
one print copy of each of the following novels
A Love for Leah by Emma Miller
Renegade's Pride by BJ Daniels
Rough and Tumble by Rhenna Morgan
Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson
Under Pressure by Lori Foster
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Forged in Desire by
 Brenda Jackson

Monday, February 13, 2017

Showcase Review Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Today I'm reviewing Big Rock by Lauren Blakely its a hilarious rom-com that is a NYT bestseller. I am LOVING these loosely connected novels featuring a group of friends and  I devour each one as I get it.
I snagged this one thanks to fellow blogger and friend Anna at Herding Cats and Burning soup who has a post every Tuesday called Buy the Book where she features new releases, sales and freebies! If you don't follow her you really need to check her out!
Thanks Anna!


ISBN-13: 9780692572030
Publisher: Ever After Romance
Release Date: 1-6-2016
Length: 244pp
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It's not just the motion of the ocean, ladies. It's definitely the SIZE of the boat too.
And I've got both firing on all cylinders. In fact, I have ALL the right assets. Looks, brains, my own money, and a big c*&k.
You might think I'm an a*&hole. I sound like one, don't I? I'm hot as sin, rich as heaven, smart as hell and hung like a horse.
Guess what? You haven't heard my story before. Sure, I might be a playboy, like the NY gossip rags call me. But I'm the playboy who's actually a great guy. Which makes me one of a kind.
The only trouble is, my dad needs me to cool it for a bit. With conservative investors in town wanting to buy his flagship Fifth Avenue jewelry store, he needs me not only to zip it up, but to look the part of the committed guy. Fine. I can do this for Dad. After all, I've got him to thank for the family jewels. So I ask my best friend and business partner to be my fiancé for the next week. Charlotte's up for it. She has her own reasons for saying yes to wearing this big rock.
And pretty soon all this playing pretend in public leads to no pretending whatsoever in the bedroom, because she just can't fake the kind of toe-curling, window-shattering orgasmic cries she makes as I take her to new heights between the sheets.
But I can't seem to fake that I might be feeling something real for her.
What the hell have I gotten myself into with this... big rock?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase The Turn Kim Harrison

Prequels seem to be the new black and I'm so excited to be showcasing The Turn, Kim Harrison's new release and the prequel to her bestselling The Hollows series.  Fans of the series and future fans alike can't wait to get their hands on this novel.
Want to see a fabulous review, click HERE for the Caffeinated Book Reviewer's thoughts.
It's available now but Kim's publisher Gallery books is sponsoring a giveaway for one print copy details below.

ISBN-13: 9781501108716
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: 2-7-2017
Length: 448pp
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn, the official prequel to the series that will introduce you to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've never seen it before!
Can science save us when all else fails?
Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.
But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.
Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved, and Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview Showcase The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne

I'm happy to invite Kerrigan Byrne to the blog to chat about her new St. Martin's Press release, The Duke which received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus.
Her publisher is also sponsoring a giveaway, Yay! Details below


ISBN-13: 9781250118240
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2-7-2017
Length: 384pp
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He's noble. notorious. And takes no prisoners...
Strong as a Viking. Handsome as Adonis. Rich as Midas. Collin "Cole" Talmage, Duke of Trewyth, is the stuff that legends are made of. He's the English Empire's golden son--until fate has its way with him. Cole's family is killed and his closest comrade betrays him on the battlefield, leaving him gravely injured. But Cole is not one to dwell on misfortune. He is a man of duty, honor--and desire. And now he's ready for the fight of his lifetime...
Imogen Pritchard is a beautiful lass who works in a hospital by day and as a serving maid at night. Years ago, when she was young and penniless, she ended up spending a scandalous night with Cole, whose tormented soul was matched only by his earth-shattering passion. Imogen entered a marriage of convenience—one that left her a wealthy widow—but she never forgot Cole. Now that her long-lost lover has turned up in her hospital, injured and with no memory of her, Imogen is torn: Is it a blessing or a curse that their past remains a secret to Cole, even as his new passion for her leaves him wanting to protect and possess her...at all costs, in The Duke, the next Victorian Rebels novel by Kerrigan Byrne.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Beauty and the Wiener by Casey Griffin

Today I'm so happy to showcase Casey Griffin's #2 in her Rescue Dog Romance series, I interviewed her in August of last year when her first, Must Love Wieners, released.
You can see that interview here.
Casey's publisher St. Martin's Press is offering one print copy for a giveaway, details below

ISBN-13: 9781250084682
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2-7-17
Length: 416pp
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Addison Turner has scripted a perfect future for herself, complete with a fairytale ending. She will become the name in doggie fashion design and live happily ever after with the husband of her dreams--and her dachshund, Princess, by her side. Just when her plan is on track and she's gaining recognition at the local dog show, Addison is hit with some Oscar-worthy drama. A group of prize-winning show dogs are stolen from under her nose, and she's stuck asking for help from Felix Vaughn, an infuriatingly hot bartender who is the exact opposite of Prince Charming.
When more dogs go missing--and Felix becomes a suspect--the two team up to clear their names. Although Felix and Addison fight like cats and dogs, there's an undeniable spark between them. And as the trail to the missing dogs heats up, so does their red-hot chemistry. Can Addison be persuaded to throw away her script to find an ending that just might be better than she ever expected?

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Review Showcase At Close Range by Laura Griffin

I love series, I love reconnecting with favorite characters from past novels, love revisiting the same places. But the one thing I dread is when a series loses its vitality or gets stale, well I can say in all honesty that At Close Range number 11 in the series hasn't lost anything. If anything this series has evolved with the times and (like me) is getting better with age ;-).
Another big plus for this series is it appeals to the stand alone fan too as each book can definitely stand up all on its own.

I hope you enjoy my showcase/review of At Close Range!

ISBN-13: 9781476761756
Publisher: Pocket Books Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1-31-17
Length: 368pp
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New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin delivers the goods (Publishers Weekly) again with the eleventh title in the gritty, heart-pounding Tracers series.
When a lakeside tryst ends in a double murder, police detective Daniele Harper arrives on the scene determined to get answers. Clues are everywhere, but nothing adds up. Dani turns to the Delphi Center crime lab for help, but soon regrets it when her secret attraction to their chief firearms examiner threatens to distract her from the most important case of her career.
As a ballistics expert and former Navy SEAL, Scott Black knows firearms, and he knows he can help Dani unravel her case. Scott has managed to hide his interest in his best friend's younger sister for years, but when her investigation brings them together, the sparks between them quickly get out of control. Scott resolves to keep his hands off Dani and his eyes on the goal identifying a killer. But when that killer zeroes in on Dani, all bets are off. There isn't a line Scott won't cross to convince Dani to trust him so that he can help her take down a ruthless murderer who has her in his sights.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Harlequin love themed blog tour sponsored by BookTrib

Today I'm so excited to showcase two of my favorite Harlequin series authors, Stella Bagwell who writes for the Special Edition series and Maisey Yates who writes for the Presents line. Both have novels coming out just in time for Valentine's Day and they've also shared a love inspired recipe for you to enjoy too
I used to review both of these lines for RT Book Reviews
I hope you enjoy the showcase sponsored by BookTrib

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

**FREE** Valentine's Day Ebook-Sampler from Harlequin

No one knows romance better than the Grandame of romance publishing, Harlequin, so
when they offer a free Valentine's sampler, romance fans listen.
Check it out!

Title: Once Upon a Valentine’s Day
Subtitle: A Romance Sampler
On-sale dateFebruary 1, 2017
Format: Ebook only

Find your perfect hero just in time for Valentine's Day with a sneak peek at nine sizzling romances!
Whether you're looking for an office romance with gorgeous Mr. Right, to be whisked away on a passionate island escape with a billionaire, or awaiting a full Texan ranch experience (complete with your very own cowboy), these alpha males are sure to make you swoon! So settle in for a wild ride with this free Valentine's Day sampler featuring excerpts from nine new novels written by today's hottest authors.

The ebook will be available at all major retailers, including
    Barnes & Noble    Amazon       iBooks     NetGalley   Harlequin