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Monday, November 30, 2015

ARC #Review: In the Company of Wolves by Paige Tyler - 4.5 Wine Glasses







25391400Title: IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES
Series: SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #3
Author: Paige Tyler
Format: Kindle, 288 pages
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca (December 1, 2015)
ISBN: ASIN:B0108GOMKO
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Net Galley
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

He opened his mouth to order her to drop the MP5 she had aimed at him, but nothing would come out. It was like she’d robbed him of the ability to speak. Shooting her wasn’t an option, though. And the idea of arresting her didn’t make him feel any better.

There's a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric Becker, along with the rest of the Dallas SWAT team, ends up in the middle of a shootout, he immediately senses werewolves-a lot of them. Turns out, the new bad guys are a pack of wolf shifters.

In a spray of gunfire, Becker comes face-to-face with the most gorgeous woman he's ever seen. Becker does the logical thing. He hides her and leaves the scene with the rest of his team.

Jayna Winston has no idea why that SWAT guy helped her, but she's glad he did. Ever since she and her pack mates got mixed up with those Eastern European mobsters, everything had pretty much fallen apart.

So what's a street-savvy thief like Jayna going to do with a hot alpha-male wolf who's a police officer? 



Linda's Thoughts:
The odds were incredibly stacked against a werewolf ever meeting his one-in-a-billion soul mate. There was no way Becker could have met his in the midst of an armed robbery. That kind of crap didn't happen in the real world.

ARC #Review: A Whisper of Desire by Bronwen Evans - 3.3 Wine Glasses








23278314Title: A Whisper of Desire
Series:  Disgraced Lords #4
Author: Bronwen Evans
Format:  eBook, 273 pgs
Published: Dec. 1, 2015 by Loveswept
ASIN: B00O02CBJ2
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.3 out of  5 Wine Glasses

Sensual heat melts the ice in the new Disgraced Lords novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans, as a marriage of convenience leads to delightful pleasure—and mortal danger.

Lady Marisa Hawkstone’s nightmare is just beginning when she wakes up naked, with no memory of the night before, lying next to Maitland Spencer, the Duke of Lyttleton—a man so aloof and rational, he’s nicknamed “the Cold Duke.” A scandal ensues, in which Marisa’s beloved beau deserts her. As a compromised woman, Marisa agrees to marry Maitland. But on her wedding night, Marisa discovers the one place the duke shows emotion: in the bedroom, where the man positively scorches the sheets.

Taught from a young age to take duty seriously, Maitland cannot understand his new wife’s demands on his love and affection. Marisa’s hot-blooded spirit, however, does have its attractions—especially at night. In retrospect, it seems quite silly that he didn’t marry sooner. But being one of the Libertine Scholars requires constant vigilance, even more so when the enemy with a grudge against his closest friends targets Marisa. Now Maitland must save the woman who sets his heart aflame—or die trying.



Kimberly’s Thoughts:

Cast a Highland Hero with Callie Hutton of The Highlander's Accidental Marriage



Cast a Highland Hero


Film, television and fiction are full of noble Highland heroes. What woman hasn’t swooned over Mel Gibson in Braveheart or Liam Neeson in Rob Roy? Then there is the popular series, Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling books. If you were the heroine in a Scottish historical romance, who would you cast as your leading man? Keep in mind, there are a few requirements your choice must possess in order to pass the “Highlander Hero” test.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sexy Snippets: Target Engaged (Delta Force, #1) by M.L. Buchman


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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!



Here is a primal kind of snippet, where you can tell that the lust between characters has been rampaging for a while...enjoy! *wink*

#Giveaway: Lucky Shot by B.J. Daniels




24944850Lucky Shot 
(The Montana Hamiltons #3)
by B.J. Daniels 
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 24th 2015 by HQN Books
ISBN 037378855X
He's determined to uncover the truth behind a decades-old disappearance—even if it kills him...

When hotshot reporter Max Malone gets a rare shot of Buckmaster Hamilton with a blonde woman near Beartooth, Montana, he chases down one of the senator's daughters to verify that the woman is his supposedly long-dead first wife. But Kat Hamilton won't give him the time of day, let alone any information about her mother.

With his tousled blond hair, sexy stubble and an old straw cowboy hat topping off his long, lean frame, Kat can just tell Max isn't used to female sources denying him anything. But when her own life is put in jeopardy, it's Max who comes to her rescue. Seems someone is prepared to kill to keep the past in the past. Kat can't deny she needs Max to find out what happened to her mother, but will getting closer and closer to each other lead them to the truth... or to danger? 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday Sangria: Peach Lambic & Rye Sangria (#Win #Sangria #Recipe #Fall)


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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!  



Read an #Excerpt from A Billionaire Between the Sheets by Katie Lane (#Giveaway)





25057393A Billionaire Between the Sheets 
(The Unexpected Billionaires #1)
by Katie Lane
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 24th 2015 by Forever
ISBN 1455533130
Overnight billionaires, the Beaumont brothers are thrust into life in the fast lane with exotic cars, private jets . . . and sex and success on their minds.

A commanding presence in the boardroom and the bedroom, Deacon Beaumont has come to save the failing company French Kiss. He was born to be boss in this glamorous new world of lacy lingerie and stunning supermodels. But one bold and beautiful woman dares to question his authority.

Olivia Harrington has dedicated her life to the company's success. Just because Deacon is sexy as hell doesn't mean he'll make a better CEO. With a limitless supply of push-up bras and garter belts, Olivia turns her considerable feminine charms on Deacon to discover what makes him tick . . . and reveals instead the billion reasons why she wants him to stay.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Would You Rather? with Jade Lee of One Rogue at a Time (#Giveaway)

The second in Jade Lee’s saucy Rakes and Rogues series, One Rogue at a Time, comes out this December! To celebrate, Jade played a quick round of ‘Would You Rather?’ with us and sent an excerpt from the book to share.



25383021One Rogue at a Time 
(Rakes and Rogues #2)
by Jade Lee 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492605026
USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee continues her saucy, vibrant Rakes and Rogues Regency romance series with a high-society outsider who may have met his match… 

A brown-eyed bastard with nothing to lose

As the illegitimate son of a duke, Bramwell Wesley Hallowsby grew up tough, on the fringes of society, learning to hide his hurt and cynicism with charm and Town polish. He’s carved out a place for himself as a mercenary, serving as bodyguard and general strong arm for the peerage. Bram has nothing to lose… and he’s exactly what Maybelle “Bluebell” Ballenger needs.

Meets his match in a blue-eyed beauty with everything to hide

Maybelle needs a mentor to teach her to speak and act like a lady, so she can claim the place in society she was denied. As they team up to take on the ton, Bram knows she’s hiding something even from him. Despite the deception he sees behind those sparkling blue eyes, Bram wants to believe that Maybelle’s love is no lie. But it seems fate has served him up his just desserts in the likes of this determined damsel.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

#Review: Pia Does Hollywood by Thea Harrison - 4.5 Wine Glasses






25452059Title: PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD
Series: The Elder Races
Author: Thea Harrison
Format: Kindle, 180 pages
Published: Amazon Digital Services (November 17, 2015)
ISBN: ASIN: B017QORR6C
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating:  4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses!

After making a diplomatic pact with humankind and the other leaders of the Elder Races, Pia Cuelebre, mate to Dragos Cuelebre, Lord of the Wyr, reluctantly heads to Hollywood to spend a week with the Light Fae Queen, Tatiana, before the busy Masque season hits New York in December.

Dragos has never let the lack of an invitation stop him from doing anything he wanted. Unwilling to let his mate make the trip without him, he travels to southern California in secret to be with her.

But when an ancient enemy launches a shattering assault against the Light Fae, Dragos and Pia must intercede. The destruction threatens to spread and strike a mortal blow against all of the magically gifted, both human and Elder Race alike.

Working with the Light Fae to neutralize the danger, Dragos and Pia find their deepest vulnerabilities challenged and their most closely held secrets threatened with exposure.

PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD is the second part of a three-story series about Pia, Dragos, and and their son, Liam. Each story stands alone, but fans might want to read all three: DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON, PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD, and LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN. 



Linda's Thoughts
"Dragos, I'm beginning to feel like we're travel cursed. Something always happens when we go away."

Read an #Excerpt from Dragon Storm by Katie MacAlister (#Giveaway)







25066999Dragon Storm 
(Black Dragons #2)
by Katie MacAlister
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 24th 2015 by Forever
ISBN 1455559237
TURN ON THE CHARM

According to some (including himself), Constantine is one of the greatest heroes of dragonkin who ever lived. Too bad he's now lonelier than ever and his biggest adventure involves a blow-up sheep—until he has an opportunity to save his kind once again. All Constantine has to do is break into a demon's dungeon, steal an ancient artifact, and reverse a deadly curse. The plan certainly does not involve rescuing a woman...

TURN UP THE HEAT

Bee isn't sure whether to be infuriated or relieved when Constantine pops up in her prison. The broody, brawny shifter lights her fire in a way no one ever has before, yet how far can she really trust him? Their chemistry may be off the charts, but when push comes to shove, Constantine will have to make a crucial choice: to save the dragons or the woman he's grown to love with fierce intensity.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

#Review: All I Want by Jill Shalvis - 4 Wine Glasses






24611822Title:  ALL I WANT
Series: Animal Magnetism #7
Author: Jill Shalvis
Narrator: Karen White
Format: MP3 - Unabridged CD edition, 9 hrs and 10 mins
Published : Tantor Audio; (October 6, 2015)
ISBN: ISBN-10:1452668930 / ISBN-13:978-1452668932
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Contest win
Rating:  4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From the “awesomely, incredibly talented”* New York Timesbestselling author of Still the One, comes a sexy new Animal Magnetism novel set in Sunshine, Idaho, where the sky is the limit when it comes to love. - Jaci Burton

Pilot-for-hire Zoe Stone is happy to call Sunshine, Idaho, her home base. But her quiet life is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friend Parker comes to stay with her for a week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agent is a handsome flirt with a gift for getting under her skin. And the situation only escalates when Parker hires her to fly him around the area while he collects evidence on a suspected smuggler.

Now she has to live and work with the guy. But when they’re in the air, she sees another side of him. He’s driven, focused, and sharp. And while he enjoys giving commentary on her blind dates, she quickly realizes with a shock that it’s Parker who gets her engines going…



Linda's Thoughts
“I’m not annoyed by you,” he said. 
“No?”
He smiled. “No.”
“What are you?” she whispered, still staring at his mouth.
“Lots of things.” He pulled her up and rubbed his thumb over the stain on her jaw, feeling a surge of satisfaction when her breath caught again. “Including turned on.”

#Review: VIDALIA: A 'NOT QUITE' VAMPIRE LOVE STORY by Julia Mills - 4.5 Wine Glasses




27232419Title: VIDALIA: A 'NOT QUITE' VAMPIRE LOVE STORY
Series: The 'Not Quite' Love Story #1
Author: Julia Mills
Format: Kindle Edition, 45 pages
Published : October 20th 2015
ISBN : ASIN B016QTJP1I
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Gifted by Author
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

This is a short story with approximately 13,000 words. Enjoy! 


Great job...Sexy boyfriend...Heiress to the Georgia Onion Empire...Vidalia Fitzsimmons had it all until the day bodies started dropping from the sky...literally.

Time is running out. The body count is multiplying. It's all up to a cop, a vampire and a self-proclaimed nerd to save the day.

Hold onto your hats folks, you’re never gonna believe what happens next!


This book contains explicit sexual material and violence. It is only suited for mature readers 18 years of age and older.


Linda's Thoughts:
There are three things you need to know about me before we go any farther. I'm the heiress to the Fitzsimmons' Vidalia onion empire and as southern as the day is long. (Now, you get the name, right?) I'll be thirty in less than two months, my curves have curves, I'm in love with the man of my dreams, and I have great hair (not conceited, just honest. Put away the claws.). And... I'm a vampire. (Not the biting kind. The cursed kind.) Any questions?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#Review: A Ghostly Demise by Tonya Kappes - 3 Wine Glasses






23587128Title: A GHOSTLY DEMISE
Series: Ghostly Southern Mystery #3
Author: Tonya Kappes
Format: Kindle (293 pages)
Published: Witness (August 25, 2015)
ISBN: ASIN: B00PQRWLRC
Links: Goodreads | Amazon B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The prodigal father returns—but this ghost is no holy spirit

When she runs into her friend's deadbeat dad at the local deli, undertaker Emma Lee Raines can't wait to tell Mary Anna Hardy that he's back in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, after five long years. Cephus Hardy may have been the town drunk, but he didn't disappear on an epic bender like everyone thought: He was murdered. And he's heard that Emma Lee's been helping lost souls move on to that great big party in the sky.

Why do ghosts always bother Emma Lee at the worst times? Her granny's mayoral campaign is in high gear, a carnival is taking over the town square, and her hunky boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, is stuck wrestling runaway goats. Besides, Cephus has no clue whodunit…unless it was one of Mrs. Hardy's not-so-secret admirers. All roads lead Emma Lee to that carnival—and a killer who isn't clowning around.



Linda's Thoughts:
My jaw dropped when I saw Cephus Hardy walk up to me in the magazine aisle of Artie's Meat and Deli. I was admiring the cover of Cock and Feathers, where my last client at Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Chicken Teater, graced the cover with his prize Orloff Hen, Lady Cluckington.