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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Tab and the Scroll with Cheryl Etchison of Once and For All (#Giveaway)




The Tab and the Scroll—

If you’re a civilian like me and don’t know all things military, you likely think someone wearing a Ranger Tab on their uniform means that person is an Army Ranger. Well, not necessarily. When I began researching the 75th Ranger Regiment for my American Valor Series, I quickly learned the difference between the Ranger tab and 75th Ranger Regiment scroll.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#Review: Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg - 4 Wine Glasses




28068086Title: Remembering Everly
Series: Lost & Found #2
Author: J.L. BergKindle Edition
Published: April 5th 2016 by Forever
ASINB: 018GWS4LU
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

After a stunning cliffhanger ending in Forgetting August, USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg delivers the happily ever after that fans have been waiting for in the sequel, REMEMBERING EVERLY.

He's forgotten his past, but it hasn't forgotten him. After losing two years of his life trapped in a coma, August Kincaid will do anything to win back the love of his life. But his past threatens to destroy his second chance at happiness, it's Everly who is in danger of paying for his crimes.



Crystal's Thoughts:
Remembering Everly was a heart-pounding, and beautiful conclusion to August and Everly's story!

Happy Book Birthday to Charged by Jay Crownover! (#Giveaway)




26040605Charged 
(Saints of Denver #2)
by Jay Crownover 
Expected publication: May 24th 2016
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the second installment in the Saints of Denver series featuring a bad girl and a by the book attorney who could be her salvation...or her ruin.

Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

Happy Book Birthday to For 100 Days by Lara Adrian! (#Giveaway)




30038074For 100 Days 
(For 100 Days #1)
by Lara Adrian
ebook, 375 pages
Published May 24th 2016 by Lara Adrian, LLC
ISBN139781939193124
Pleasure has a price . . .

Just when everything in my life is falling apart, I find a chance to turn it around--to step into someone else's glittering world, if only for a little while. I become someone new, no longer the woman defined by an ugly past, but a woman freer and bolder than myself. A woman who isn't afraid to explore every passion, even at its darkest, with a mysterious and seductive man who believes my mask is real.

Handsome and commanding, enigmatic and irresistible, billionaire Dominic Baine is an obsession I cannot afford and should not risk. He ushers me into consuming new pleasures and addicting new desires, until the line between my real life and the fantasy one I've stolen with him begins to blur.

I know I cannot keep my truth from him. I know my past will not stay buried forever. But before I can make it right, everything comes crashing down. I have deceived this powerful, dangerous man . . . and now there is a price to be paid.

Monday, May 23, 2016

#Review: Forgetting August by J.L. Berg - 3.5 Wine Glasses




25058499Title: Forgetting August
Series: Lost & Found #1
Author: J.L. Berg
Format: ebook, 384 pages
Published: December 1st 2015 by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455536717
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She can forgive, but can she forget?

Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall, or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August Kincaid. And it doesn't matter that she's moved on, that she's about to marry another man. In those moments the only thing she can do to regain control is take a deep breath and remind herself that August can't hurt her-because he's in a coma. Except that he's not anymore.

August is awake. With no memories, he sets out to solve the mystery of his lost life. He unearths a photograph of a beautiful redhead named Everly and knows instinctively that she's the key. But when he finds her, the August she describes is more monster than man.

Tortured by the thought of having hurt her, August wants only to become the man Everly deserves. As the new August emerges, Everly glimpses the person she first fell in love with. But can she trust that this August is real? When the final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .



Crystal's Thoughts:
Forgetting August is my first read from author J.L. Berg, and a captivating story that I could not put down. Full of angst, turmoil, mystery, and thrills, the story follows a young woman named Everly who escaped a controlling, borderline-abusive relationship and has found a second chance at love. But when her ex wakes up from a coma, that second chance becomes somewhat...convoluted...

#Spotlight: Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning (#Giveaway)

THE SINNERS ARE BACK - Reissue of the first in a sizzling rock-star romance series from USA Today bestselling author Olivia Cunning. You know what that means, right? RE-READ! Love, love, love this series!!!!



Backstage Pass 
(Sinners on Tour #1)
by Olivia Cunning 
Paperback, 344 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402244428
It’s been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band, The Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mo-jo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to re-ignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he’s found his heart’s muse, he doesn’t want to live without her?