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Friday, October 31, 2014

What a Highlander Needs on Halloween with Paula Quinn of The Wicked Ways of Alexander Kidd & The Sweet Surrender of Janet Buchanan (#Giveaway)

Lastly, you can't spell Halloween with Highlanders! No, you can't. ;-P Historical and Scottish Romance author, Paula Quinn, joins us now with some wicked Highlanders! 



Five Things a Highlander Needs on Halloween
  1. Whisky
  2. An English uniform to wear as a costume.
  3. To keep the sheep locked up and safe against the ghouls who like sheep.
  4. Light if he ventures out into the night. A candle inside a carved out pumpkin works nicely.
  5. Courage. Imagine what his bairns bring back in their treat bags.


A Spooktacular Q&A with Rachel Lacey of Unleashed (#Giveaway)

Witches, ghosts... and lovable K-9's? Contemporary romance author, Rachel Lacey, is joining us now with her sweet new release of UNLEASHED! 




1. Happy Halloween! What will you be doing this evening?

Thanks! Happy Halloween to you too! I'll be taking my son Trick or Treating tonight (he's going as Adam Savage from Mythbusters). This is our first year living in a neighborhood with lots of other kids, so we're excited to experience the mayhem.

2. Do you have a favorite costume from you childhood? What was it? 

My grandma made me a Raggedy Ann costume when I was about 5, complete with red yarn hair. I loved it! 

3. How do you think Cara and Matt would spend Halloween?

Top 5 Best Things About Halloween with Lauren Layne of Made For You (#Giveaway)

Happy Halloween! We have some great authors joining us today for some spooktacular themed posts to celebrate. First up is Lauren Layne with her new contemporary romance release of MADE FOR YOU. Enjoy!


Top 5 Best Things About Halloween

Okay, I admit … Halloween is NOT my holiday. I don’t “get it.” Not the dressing up, the spooky stuff, and I don’t really eat candy. So I’m going to twist this question into … favorite loosely related Halloween things? ☺
  1. Harry Potter. ALL things Harry Potter.
  2. The fact that it’s almost Thanksgiving … which is almost Christmas …
  3. When people dress up their dog. Yeah. I’m that girl.
  4. Babies dressed as pumpkins. OMG, I die.
  5. The number of people on my Facebook feed that complain about “too old” kids that are trick or treating. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ARC #Review: Slow Hand by Victoria Vane - 3.5 Wine Glasses


17732015Title: Slow Hand 
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights #1
Author:  Victoria Vane
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: November 4th 2014 by Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1492601128
Links: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Linda
Rating:3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

In rural Montana...
Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who's torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He's on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She's a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.

Even the lawyers wear boots...
Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds-until her father's death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can't resist a cowboy with a slow hand...




Thoughts:
"Does misfortune follow you everywhere, Miz Powell?" "Not normally," She pursed the lips that he found increasingly fascinating. "Why do you ask?" 
"Because I'm thinking it might be prudent for me to increase my insurance before I drive you anywhere."

Halloween in Atlantis with Alyssa Day (Author Post & Giveaway)

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 NYT Bestselling Author Alyssa Day has a Halloween "treat" for fans of her The Warriors of Poseidon series. HALLOWEEN IN ATLANTIS, a novelette addition to the series, releases on October 29th!



Hi! Happy Halloween!  What else could I talk about this week except favorite Halloween movies?  I ADORE Halloween, but I am totally a wimp about scary movies.  Just this year, I went to an actual horror movie in an actual theater—and I started hyperventilating!! And we were still in line for popcorn at the time!!

Okay, top 5:

#BlogTour: He's No Prince Charming by Elle Daniels (#Excerpt & #Giveaway)


We have an excerpt and giveaway to share with you from Elle Daniels' new historical romance release, HE'S NO PRINCE CHARMING. Enjoy!





20706735He's No Prince Charming 
(Ever After #1)
by Elle Daniels 
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Forever
ISBN 1455545554
A wounded beast . . .

It took Marcus Bradley forever to find a suitable bride. And then he lost her-all because some meddling matchmaker with a crazy notion about "true love" helped her elope with another man. Now, to save his sister from a terrible marriage alliance, he needs a replacement-an heiress to be exact . . . and he knows just the woman to help him find one.

A spirited beauty . . .

Danielle Strafford believes everyone deserves a fairytale ending-even the monstrously scarred and notoriously brooding Marquis of Fleetwood. Not that he's left her a choice. If she doesn't help him secure a wife-by any means necessary-he'll reveal her scandalous secrets.

A passion that will consume them both

The more time Marcus spends with Danielle, the less interested he is in any other woman. But the Beast must do the impossible: keep from losing his heart to a Beauty he is destined to lose.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Promotional Post: By Winter's Light by Stephanie Laurens

If you're a fan of historical romance then you've probably heard of Stephanie Laurens and she's back with the Cynster's!



21976037By Winter's Light 
(Cynster #21)
by Stephanie Laurens
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Mira
ISBN 0778317471
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to romantic Scotland to usher in a new generation of Cynsters in an enchanting tale of mistletoe, magic, and love.

It’s December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snow-bound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster’s home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has their own plans for the holiday season.

Yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind—the festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster’s sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster’s daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them, but once bitten, twice shy, Claire believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Daniel, however, is determined to press his suit. He’s seen the love the Cynsters share, and Claire is the lady with whom he dreams of sharing his life. Assisted by a bevy of Cynsters—innate matchmakers every one—Daniel strives to persuade Claire that trusting him with her hand and her heart is her right path to happiness.

Meanwhile, out riding on Christmas Eve, the young adults of the Cynster clan respond to a plea for help. Summoned to a humble dwelling in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is called on to help with the difficult birth of a child, while the others rise to the challenge of helping her. With a violent storm closing in and severely limited options, the next generation of Cynsters face their first collective test—can they save this mother and child? And themselves, too?

Back at the manor, Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel and despite her misgivings, against the backdrop of the ongoing festivities their relationship deepens. Yet she remains torn—until catastrophe strikes, and by winter’s light, she learns that love—true love—is worth any risk, any price.

A tale brimming with all the magical delights of a Scottish festive season.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nalini Singh's ARCHANGEL’S SHADOWS (#Excerpt & #Giveaway)

Are you excited as we are the the next Guild Hunter book is OUT TODAY?! Eeep! To celebrate we have an exclusive excerpt and giveaway to share with just our readers! 



17409835Archangel's Shadows 
(Guild Hunter #7)
by Nalini Singh
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: October 28th 2014 by Berkley Sensation
ISBN 0425251179
Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot— should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.

THE BURIED Blog Tour with Shelley Coriell (#Giveaway)

Love thrillers AND romance? Well then you'll want to check out this new release!




20706724The Buried 
(The Apostles #2)
by Shelley Coriell 
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Forever
ISBN 145552851X
Secrets from the past.
Voices from the grave.
Because nothing stays buried forever...

Cypress Bend, Florida, is a small southern bayou town filled with long-buried secrets. It's also the home of successful, fiercely independent state prosecutor Grace Courtemanche, who's pulled into a world of terror and self-doubt when she receives a phone call from a young woman buried alive. 

In a race to stop a revenge-seeking killer, Grace unearths skeletons from her past along with feelings for the one man she swore she'd never need again, Theodore "Hatch" Hatcher, a rootless, smooth-talking FBI crisis negotiator who's back in Cypress Bend to deal with a secret of his own.


Release Day Launch: Cora Carmack's ALL BROKE DOWN (#Giveaway)




20525621All Broke Down 
(Rusk University #2)
by Cora Carmack
ebook, 368 pages
Expected publication: October 28th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 0062326236  
In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can't only fight for what you believe in... sometimes you have to fight for what you love.

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians you name it, she's probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He's in for a different kind of fighting. And though he's arrogant and infuriating, she can't help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it's trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He's met girls like her before fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn't think he's broken, and he definitely doesn't need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about: his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Get Wicked Blog Hop! (#Giveaway #Jewelry #Halloween) .@entangledpub



Let's Get WICKED!

Halloween is my very favorite holiday.  Here are a few of my favorite ways to get down with the villains:

I'm fortunate to live in central Florida where our local theme parks celebrate the holiday in grand style!  My first two choices are located in central Florida.  If you are not so fortunate, I highly encourage you seek out the offerings in your area.  

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal!  The ultimate in scary fun!  It's not for the faint-hearted! It's awesome this year with eight truly WICKED houses including The Walking Dead, Alien vs. Predator and Halloween!  Add in two awesomely WICKED shows - I, personally, can't get enough of Rocky Horror which takes over the Beetlejuice stage - and four street experiences, and you're guaranteed a night of chilling fun!  

Beautiful Purpose by Alicia Rae (Ten Facts and #Giveaway)

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22725782A Beautiful Purpose 
(Beautiful #6)
by Alicia Rae 
Published October 19th 2014
*Book 6 in The Beautiful Series or Standalone*

All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles sleepless nights as images of his former military days haunt him. 

From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed.
But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love.

Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her life a newfound purpose? 

Can two wounded souls become one?



Ten Facts about “The Beautiful Series”

Teaser Tour: Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler (#Giveaway)




21898414Her Lone Wolf 
(X-Ops #2)
by Paige Tyler
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: November 4th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402292120
Leaving him was Impossible…

It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance…whether they like it or not.

Seeing her again is even worse

The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he’s tried to bury comes roaring back—and there’s no way this wolf shifter is going to take no for an answer this time.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sexy Snippets: Over the Line (Alpha Ops #1) by Emmy Curtis


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Sundays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. Want to join in? Just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like, and then leave a comment with a link to your post. And don't forget to have a sexy-good time!

#Review: Rowdy by Jay Crownover (#Blogtour #Giveaway)




20530956Title: Rowdy
Series: Marked Men #5
Author: Jay Crownover
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: October 21st 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062333054
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | Audio | B&N | ARe
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.






Merry Farmer's Trail of Kisses (#Spotlight & #Giveaway)

A sizzling new western romance to check out!




23246034Trail of Kisses 
(Hot on the Trail #1)
by Merry Farmer
Expected publication: October 27th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
ISBN 1310054622
Someone is trying to kill Lynne Tremaine. After her father sentences two members of The Briscoe Boys gang to death, Judge Tremaine feels he has no choice but to send Lynne to Denver City along the Oregon Trail to live with her Uncle George…against her will. For Lynne, the only thing worse than being sent away to the wild west is making the journey with the handsome, arrogant, wicked man her uncle has hired to escort her. Especially when the anger she feels toward him begins to turn to something hotter.

Cade Lawson is determined to prove himself to his employer, George Tremaine, after letting him down months earlier. But what he thought would be his second chance may, in fact, be a harsh punishment for his past mistakes. Lynne is headstrong, fiery, and determined to show him she is fearless. She is also beautiful and tempting, and when Cade sees just how afraid she really is underneath her brave act, he may be in danger of losing his heart to her forever. When her would-be killer attacks, it’s all he can do to keep Lynne safe.

He swore to protect her, but who will protect him from her?

WARNING - Steam level: Hot
Pre-Order: Amazon

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sangria Saturday: Apple Bourbon & Pumpkin Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe)


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Welcome to Sangria Saturday, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  


I saw this recipe on a blog, Kiran Tarun, and just had to share it for this coming Halloween! 


Apple Bourbon & Pumpkin Sangria | KiranTarun.com
Apple Bourbon & Pumpkin Sangria

Promotional Post: Stay by B.A. Wolfe




22741961Stay 
(Keaton #2)
by B.A. Wolfe 
Published October 20th 2014
Fate took Cassandra down a path she never expected. 

Then a small town in Colorado gave her exactly what she needed—until tragedy left her heartbroken and devastated. Alone with only her child and her memories, Cassie struggled to put her life back together, one day at a time, piece by piece. Finding love again was something she never thought possible. That was, until she ran into an unlikely stranger who flipped her entire world on its axis.

Aidan had a secret locked away in his heart; one that would surely send Cassie running the second she discovered it. He held onto her closely and kept his secret guarded, but one careless mistake could reveal all.

Their friendship was strong, their moments beautiful, and the love that brewed between them intense—something neither denied. The only problem? Cassie was slowly letting him into her life. Could she let herself get close to the one person she didn’t think she should?

Her mind tells her to run, but her heart tells her to stay.




Friday, October 24, 2014

One in a Million Blog Tour with Jill Shalvis (#Giveaway)

Find out what Jill Shalvis will miss about writing the Lucky Harbor series!



19291332One in a Million 
(Lucky Harbor #12)
by Jill Shalvis 
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 1455529540
As the brains behind wedding site TyingTheKnot.com, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . .

Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past—and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she—and his son—deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new future?

Her Avenging Angel Blog Barrage with Felicity Heaton


Her Avenging Angel, the seventh book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Her Angel, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website.

Find out how to enter the Her Avenging Angel international giveaway (ends October 26th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 6 chapter sample of the novel!

Here’s more about Her Avenging Angel, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.



20940849Her Avenging Angel 
(Her Angel #7)
by Felicity Heaton
Digital Format, 327 pages
Published October 11th 2014 by Felicity Heaton
Once a proud angel of Heaven, Nevar is now a servant of Hell, bound to a new master—the King of Demons. Consumed by darkness and driven to seek revenge, he set in motion a series of events that awakened the Great Destroyer, a force that will bring about the apocalypse. Now, he is the creature’s master and the fate of our world rests in the hands of an angel with only darkness in his heart.

Lost in the mortal realm without any recollection of how she came to be there, Lysia is only aware that she has survived a great battle. When she stumbles into a demon bar, she finds more than a chance to discover what happened to her—she finds a dark and deadly angel warrior who stirs fire in her veins and awakens soul-searing passion she cannot deny.

With the mounting threat of the Great Destroyer, the forces of Heaven and Hell against him, and a band of dangerous angels intent on capturing Lysia on his heels, can Nevar protect the beautiful woman who is light to his darkness and find the strength to save the world?


Thursday, October 23, 2014

#BookReview: Dangerous Territory by Emmy Curtis - 4 Wine Glasses



20694657Title: Dangerous Territory 
Series: Alpha Ops 0.5
Author: Emmy Curtis
Format: ebook, 100 pages
Published: August 5th 2014 by Forever Yours
ISBN: 1455530735
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4/5

A SEXY STRANGER

Flirting with danger is reporter Grace Grainger’s modus operandi. But she’s learned the hard way not to grow attached to the soldiers she’s embedded with in Afghanistan. To escape from her pain and loneliness, she fantasizes about the hot night she spent with a gorgeous stranger three years before in D.C. Grace never thought she’d see him again—let alone need him to rescue her . . .

AN EXPLOSIVE NIGHT

Air Force Master Sergeant Josh Travers knows journalists are nothing but trouble. So when he has to risk his team’s lives to save some reporter who’s been separated from her patrol, he’s not happy—until he recognizes her stunning eyes and delicious curves. Josh has never wanted a woman like he wants Grace. He needs her—even in an Afghan cave with a sandstorm and enemy troops closing in. This might be the end for both of them—or one hell of a beginning.


Thoughts:
Dangerous Territory is a dazzling start to a promising new military romance series!

#Promotion & #Giveaway: Liulf by Victoria Danann

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23307008Liulf: Alpha of the Mahdrah Ahlee 
(New Scotia Pack Book 1)
by Victoria Danann 
eBook, 74 pages
Published October 17th 2014 by Andromeda LLC (dba 7th House Publishing)
WHEN HE COULDN'T FIND HER IN HIS WORLD, HE WENT ELSEWHERE.
First of a series of three novellas about the Brothers Cu Ahlee.


USA TODAY Bestselling author, Victoria Danann, wrote this series as a follow up, based on Moonlight, Best Vampire~Shifter Novel of 2013.
For hundreds of years the Scotia wolves have lived in the Highlands and enjoyed the protection of the Fae Monarchy, but the world is changing and the straining population compels the werewolves to adapt. Or die. Or MOVE.