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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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ARC #Review: Hard Knocks by Lori Foster - 4 Wine Glasses

22484354Title: Hard Knocks 
Series: Ultimate, #0.5
Author:  Lori Foster 
Format: ebook
Expected publication: August 4th 2014 by Harlequin
ISBN: 1459256220 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

In the stunning prequel novella to her new mixed martial arts series, New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster brings together an elite fighter and the woman he’s determined to win.

Power. Brute strength. Unforgettable moves. It’s no wonder Harper Gates hasn’t been able to get her fling with Gage “Savage” Ringer out of her head. Months have passed since she laid eyes—or any other body parts—on him. Months without a word of contact… until, sidelined by injury, he comes back to town.

Staying focused on his training seemed like a smart move to Gage, even if he thought about Harper every day. Seeing her again only makes it clear how much is at stake. He’s got one night to earn back her trust. One night to show her that behind his breathtaking skill and ripped body is a man who’ll give her everything she needs.

Don’t miss No Limits, the first novel in Lori Foster’s Ultimate series.

Thought:
A sweet and sexy start to what promises to be a sizzling new series from all-star author, Lori Foster!

Release Day Blitz: Kristen Ashley's Lady Luck (#Giveaway)

Its' release day for the third book in the awesome Kristen Ashley's Colorado Mountain series and I have to say that this is my favorite book from her so far! Be sure to check out our review of LADY LUCK HERE!



18773958Lady Luck 
(Colorado Mountain #3)
by Kristen Ashley
eBook/Paperback, 528 pages
Expected publication: July 29th 2014 by Forever 
(first published October 22nd 2011)
ISBN 1455599107
Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | Audible | B&N
Is love in the cards?

Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she's got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows she's in trouble-and already thinking about taking a walk on the wild side . . .

For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Yet when the high-stakes poker player sees the leggy Lexie, he suddenly has other desires on his mind. Realizing that Ty is innocent, Lexie tries to stop his plan for vengeance and help him become a better man. But as Ty battles his inner demons, dirty cops and criminals plot to take him out. Can he and Lexie find a way to escape the past?

Monday, July 28, 2014

#BookReview: An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen - 4 Wine Glasses


22699672Title: An Officer and a Rebel 
Series: Accidentally in Love)
Author: Cindi Madsen
Expected publication: July 28th 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 4/5

Doing the wrong thing has never felt so right...

The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover stranded in a snowstorm is his brother's ex—and former town rebel—Kelsey Cooper. His complete opposite in every way, Kelsey’s the girl he never allowed himself to want. But when she agrees to stay with him until the storm passes, he definitely finds himself wanting the gorgeous, tattooed woman. Too bad Nate’s sure his brother is still in love with her…

Kelsey had only meant to drive through her tiny hometown, not end up spending time there. With a cop. But despite her issues with authority figures, even she can admit Mr. Serious looks pretty hot in his uniform. Unfortunately, she’s sworn off relationships—and she’ll never be the girl for a nice guy.

Thoughts:
Every second around this girl was asking for trouble and he'd never wanted to be in trouble so bad in his life. 

Book Blast: In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall (#Giveaway)

Calling all paranormal romance lovers! Do fangs make you tingle? Do you crave a new twist on an age-old myth? If you answered 'Yes!', then you'll want to check out this novella from Dianne Duvall's bestselling Immortal Guardians series, available July 29th - IN STILL DARKNESS! See our review of this title HERE!





Title: In Still Darkness
Series: Immortal Guardians #3.5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: ebook, 118 pages (novella)
Expected publication: July 29th 2014 by Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420137921
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Blurb:
In Dianne Duvall's world of Immortal Guardians, the stakes for mortals are high, but the cost-especially to the heart-might be higher...It's not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d'Alencon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can't seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist...

Jenna never imagined she'd end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school. But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet. Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live. But Richart is telling her just the opposite. All she has to do is abandon her humanity...

Includes a special sneak peek of NIGHT UNBOUND
   Pre-Order:


Sunday, July 27, 2014

#BookReview: In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall - 4 Wine Glasses



Title: In Still Darkness
Series: Immortal Guardians #3.5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: ebook, 118 pages (novella)
Expected publication: July 29th 2014 by Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420137921
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pre-Order: Kindle | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | BAM!
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4/5

In Dianne Duvall's world of Immortal Guardians, the stakes for mortals are high, but the cost-especially to the heart-might be higher...It's not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d'Alencon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can't seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist...

Jenna never imagined she'd end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school. But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet. Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live. But Richart is telling her just the opposite. All she has to do is abandon her humanity...

Includes a special sneak peek of NIGHT UNBOUND






Thoughts:

July Wine Club Review: Irresistible Force by D. D. Ayres ~ 3 Wines



Book: 

Irresistible Force by D. D. Ayres

Wine: 
 The Loyal Companion Pino Grigio 2012 






Lexi: Necessary Force is the 0.5 novella that introduces Ayres K-9 Rescue series to us, and happened to be last month’s wine club review. We all agreed we are suckers for a man in uniform who owns a dog and were looking forward to what Irresistible Force would bring. And we finally have it! With more interaction between the MCs, more plot and more hurdles to keep us waiting for the hook up moment. Were you happy to see Shay and James fight with one another for a while before clicking?

Crystal: There is no denying that Irresistible Force had more, more, more then the introductory novella. I enjoyed that there wasn't any insta-lust going on between Shay and James at the beginning of the story. There was definitely some attraction though once they calmed down after their initial intense meeting. It's difficult to gauge the hotness of a stranger barging into your home after all. LOL That attraction continued to grow between Shay and James' bickering and I enjoyed the build-up. 

ARC #Review: Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek - 5 Wine Glasses


22670812Title: Saving the Sheriff: A Three River Ranch Novella 
Series: Three River Ranch #3.5
Author: Roxanne Snopek
Format: ebook, 110 pages
Expected publication: July 28th 2014 by Entangled: Bliss
ISBN: 1633750264
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 5/5


Previously released as part of the Stranded with a Hero anthology. Now available individually! 

The power might be out…but the heat is on.

Every year, free-spirited Frankie Sylva banishes her holiday loneliness with good deeds. This time, she’s rescuing a truckload of neglected reindeer—until a blizzard sidetracks her scheme, and now she’s stuck…literally.

Local sheriff Red LeClair is shocked to find a very cute, half-frozen woman trespassing on Three River Ranch in a ditched rig, with a suspiciously empty trailer. Is she a horse thief? Is she on the run? Is she out of her mind? He has no choice but to take her back to the ranch and keep an eye on her.

But when the power goes out, Red and Frankie are forced to depend on each other in a way that both have avoided for years. The sheriff’s quiet holiday is suddenly festive: a crackling fire, candles, carols, and an irresistible stranger…who might be a felon.



Thoughts:
“Once in rur-al Flathead coun-ty
Stood a cru-wel Christmas scene
Dumped for slaugh-ter were the rein-deer
When an elf did intervene.”

Saturday, July 26, 2014

#BookReview: Kristen Ashley's Lady Luck - 4.5 Wine Glasses


18773958Title: Lady Luck 
Series: Colorado Mountain #3
Author: Kristen Ashley
Format: eBook/Paperback, 528 pages
Expected publication: July 29th 2014 by Forever 
(first published October 22nd 2011)
ISBN: 1455599107
Links: Goodreads Amazon | Kindle | Audible | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4.5/5



Is love in the cards?

Since birth, Lexie Berry has had nothing but bad luck. Orphaned at an early age, she had a rough childhood and a boyfriend who was murdered. Now the beautiful, stylish Lexie is determined to change her luck and her life. But first she's got to make good on a promise: to pick up Ty Walker from prison. One look at the gorgeous ex-convict and Lexie knows she's in trouble-and already thinking about taking a walk on the wild side . . .

For five years, Ty was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Now he wants revenge on the people who framed him. Yet when the high-stakes poker player sees the leggy Lexie, he suddenly has other desires on his mind. Realizing that Ty is innocent, Lexie tries to stop his plan for vengeance and help him become a better man. But as Ty battles his inner demons, dirty cops and criminals plot to take him out. Can he and Lexie find a way to escape the past?


Thoughts:
Finally, FINALLY, I see what all the fuss is about! 

Hard as Mason by Cindy B. Wells (Guest Post/Giveaway)



Sex, crimes and a writer’s mantra
by Cindy B. Wells

It’s a common lesson for writers; for some, it’s a mantra. As well, it’s a reliable point of reference to use as a tool while you chase after that elusive story—that glorious plot—that taunts and teases your mind until the walls break down and words flow. Say it with me…Write what you know.

I suppose it’s related to that old question about nature versus nurture. Does your imagination naturally run wild with stories inspired by few or no prompts from the outside world? Or do you base your writing on your experiences, relationships, destinations you have visited, people you know, and so on? And in the case of writing erotic romance, are the scenes real, or fantasy?

Back to You by Jessica Scott (Top 5 List/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author, Jessica Scott! Be sure to see our review of this title HERE!


Top 5 Ingredients for Keeping a Series Fresh

1. Remember what your core is. Too many series branch off or get too big for new readers.

2. Write the story that is true to your characters. Some of my books are darker, some are lighter but the tone is largely driven by the characters.

TEACHING ROMAN by Gennifer Albin (Excerpt)





18157895Teaching Roman 
(Good Girls Don't #2)
by Gennifer Albin
Published June 26th 2014
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Jessica Stone has her life in perfect order until her perfectly boring boyfriend Brett puts things in perspective. So when she receives a call to action from her heartbroken best friend Cassie, she ditches her plans for Winter Break in gloomy Olympic Falls and sets off to Mexico for some fun in the sun.

Determined to use her oceanview to prep for her MCATS, she doesn't plan to run into anyone from Olympic State, least of all the cute communications prof she's been crushing on for a year. When he unexpectedly saves the day, the two are thrown together in a distinctly extracurricular activity.

Roman Markson doesn’t expect to run into anyone he knows from Olympic Falls while visiting his family in Puerto Vallarta, especially not a former student. Although Jess Stone has a way of catching men’s attention, a relationship with her is strictly off-limits. However, the rules feel less strict in Mexico, so they agree to a plan: one week in paradise and nothing more.

But avoiding each other back on campus is harder than they anticipated, especially when they can’t stay away from one another. Neither is sure what they have to learn—and lose—before life teaches them a lesson they’ll never forget.


Friday, July 25, 2014

#BookReview: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - 4 Wine Glasses


10357792Title: Up From the Grave 
Series: Night Huntress #7
Author: Jeaniene Frost 
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 372 pages
Published: January 28th 2014 by Avon
ISBN: 0062076116 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | AudibleB&N | ARe
Source: Purchased
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4/5

There’s always one more grave to dig.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.


Thoughts:
I have much love for Cat & Bones and the Night Huntress series. It's been an incredible seven year journey for this couple and seeing the end of it is bittersweet. I recommend this series to everyone I meet and they will always have a special place on my book shelf, and in my heart. 

Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys (Interview/Giveaway)

Tall, Dark, and Vampire (Dead in the City, #1)Vampire Trouble (Dead in the City, #2)Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Dead in the City, #3)
She was here with the release of book one in her Dead in the City series, and now she is back! Which means two things, we have book two and another chance to ply her with wine to get more vampire details from her! Welcome Sara Humphreys!



Lexi: It doesn’t seem as if it has nearly been a year since we were talking to you about Tall, Dark, and Vampire but I guess it has been. You have been busy with your other books but have you felt likeVampire Trouble has been a long time coming? 

It feels like a long time between every book. LOL. But it's kind of fun to have that much time in between because it's like visiting with old friends.

Her Temporary Hero by Jennifer Apodaca (Promo/Giveaway)

Love hot romances with sexy ex-military men? Check out Jennifer Apodaca's HER TEMPORARY HERO!


22572532Her Temporary Hero 
(Once A Marine #2)
by Jennifer Apodaca
ebook, 242 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
ISBN 162266762X
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Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away.

Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child.

Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.


Rochelle Alers's MAGNOLIA DRIVE (Excerpt)

Rochelle Alers' upcoming novel in her Cavanaugh Island series release July 29th and we have a special excerpt to share with you! 



18757482Magnolia Drive 
(Cavanaugh Island #4)
by Rochelle Alers
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: July 29th 2014 by Forever
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After a painful divorce and failed acting career, Francine Tanner packs her things and moves back to her hometown of Sanctuary Cove. There, she will join her mother in the family business as a hairstylist at the Beauty Box. Putting her LA dreams behind her, all Francine wants is to focus on rebuilding her life.
Keaton Grace is an independent film writer and director looking for a great place to open his own studio. After happening upon the small-town, he buys an abandoned building and surrounding lands to start his company. But he doesn't expect to bump into the beautiful Francine Tanner when he walks into the Beauty Box for a haircut and shave. Remembering her from a performance years ago in an off-Broadway show, he knows exactly what role she will play in his life.
Sparks fly between the two until Keaton reveals his plan—he wants Francine to star in his upcoming film. Tortured by her Hollywood past, she refuses to have anything to do with the film, even if it means letting go of their budding romance.