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Monday, February 29, 2016

#AudioBook #Review: The Shamrock Case by Linda Weaver Clarke - 4 Wine Glasses





22298496Title: THE SHAMROCK CASE
Series: Amelia Moore Detective Series Book 2
Author: Linda Weaver Clarke
Narrator: Diane Lehman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 4 hours and 27 minutes
Published: Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, November 13, 2015
ISBN: ASIN:B017WMAK7Q
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Gifted by Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A COZY MYSTERY: Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. With the help of Rick Bonito, her new partner, her business is flourishing. When Amelia is hired to search for her client's grandparents, the case takes them to Ireland. Kate must learn about her heritage. Who are her grandparents and could they still be alive after all these years? Why did her parents leave Ireland suddenly and move to America? Is there more to this case than meets the eye? 


Linda's Thoughts:
"This is what we call a shamrock. It has three leaves. Do you know what it represents?"
"Luck? Amelia answered.
Lee smiled. "That's what everyone says."
Rick shrugged. "Well, I know it's Ireland's emblem."
Lee shook his head and said earnestly, "It's much more than that. It represents our religion... who we are. When St. Patrick was trying to teach Christianity here in Ireland, he used this shamrock as an example." Lee pointed to each leaf and said, "This is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost...."
Rick still held the clover in his hand. He looked at it and twirled it between his fingers as he said, "I'm calling this the Shamrock Case from now on. I love what it represents."

#Spotlight: I Kissed a Rogue by Shana Galen (#Giveaway)




25503002I Kissed a Rogue 
(Covent Garden Cubs #3)
by Shana Galen 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402298773
Once she spurned the man…
When the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring, England’s best investigator, to find his daughter, Brook intends only to rescue the lady and return to his solitary life. He deals with London’s roughest criminals every day of the week; surely he should be able to endure seeing his first love again—the perfect girl who broke his heart...

Now her life depends on him
Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox has always done her best to live up to her father’s standards of perfection—at the cost of following her heart. When she’s kidnapped and her perfect life is shattered, Lila has another chance. Together, Lila and Brook navigate not only the dark and deadly side of London, but the chasm of pride and prejudice that divides them.

Happy Book Birthday to Can't Stay Away by Lilly Avalon! (#Giveaway)





26029493Can't Stay Away
by Lilly Avalon
Kindle Edition
Published February 29th 2016
Piper Winchester is fresh out of college. With only three weeks until her father remarries and five weeks until her first business venture launches, she's got her hands full. She certainly doesn't need any distractions to get in the way of building the future her father's always wanted for her. But when a familiar boy with bright green eyes walks back into her life, she's thrown for a loop.

Four years ago, Chase MacKenzie left for college without looking back. He didn't mean to disturb the peace then, and he definitely doesn't want to do that now. Once he lays his eyes on Piper again, there's no way he can leave without fixing what went wrong in the past. Although she's more determined than ever to push him away, he still manages to get under her skin. Regardless of what happens between them, there's one thing that will always be standing in their way...

He's about to become her stepbrother.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sexy Snippets: Sinner's Creed by Kim Jones


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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!

#Spotlight: Reunion by Jaye Frances (#Giveaway)




29094566Reunion 
(World Without Love #2)
by Jaye Frances 
Paperback, 306 pages
Published February 10th 2016 by Rerdstone Press
ISBN 9780692625
"Reunion" is the second book in “World Without Love,” a suspense thriller series with an erotic edge. The series is a continuing story and is meant to be read in sequence, beginning with Book One, titled "Betrayed," which is available in kindle eBook and paperback from Amazon

In "Reunion," Jewel's story continues as she finds herself stranded in a far-flung corner of the world. Struggling to elude her captors and a network of bounty hunters, she meets her would-be savior, a man who promises to provide protection and comfort. Believing her nightmare has finally come to an end, Jewel begins making plans to return home, where she can start her life over again. But greed raises its ugly head, and the terrifying future she thought she'd evaded becomes a reality. Deceived by the only one she believed she could trust, Jewel is left defenseless against the sadistic abusers who take pleasure in teaching her their own form of discipline. With the dream of rescue and returning home to San Diego even further from her reach, she begins planning her revenge on the men who have stolen her life—and her future.

"Reunion" contains mature content and is intended for an 18+ audience. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday Sangria: Sweet Cherry Sangria (#Sangria #Recipe #Wine)


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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!  


Sweet Cherry Sangria

#GIVEAWAY: Undaunted and Unruly by Ronnie Douglas (Melissa Marr)





25817390Unruly: Knights in Black Leather
by Ronnie Douglas
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 23rd 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 0062389629
Nothing’s sexier than breaking all the rules . . .

When the daughter of one of the Southern Wolves gets a flat in the middle of a thunderstorm, there’s only one thing to do—strip down to her underwear and get a little muddy. But when Alamo, the sexy biker shows up to rescue Ellen yet again, things are bound to get a whole lot dirtier.

Between the trouble he left behind and club rules, Alamo knows he needs to stay clear of Ellen. He’s not looking for a woman or complications—even when that woman is everything a man could want. Unfortunately, Ellen isn’t playing by anyone’s rules but her own these days, and a Southern woman who’s been raised by Wolves is awfully hard to deny.

So when they give in to their raging attraction, both get much more than they bargained for….

Friday, February 26, 2016

Read an #Excerpt from Her Adoring SEAL by Caitlyn O'Leary! (#Giveaway)





28511922Her Adoring SEAL 
(Midnight Delta #3)
by Caitlyn O'Leary
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Passionately Kind Publishing
ASINB01A12R2PC
HIDING IN FEAR
Beth Hildago feels shattered after the time she spent in the hands of the Mexican drug cartel. Now her life is on the line as corrupt authorities try to hunt her down.

FIERCE PROTECTOR
Jack Preston is a decorated Navy SEAL who’s family’s Texas Ranch is the perfect place for Beth to hide.

ON THE RUN
When Beth’s cover is blown, she is once again forced to run. This time Jack is not going to leave her side. But what happens when there is an enemy no one ever expected? Can he keep her safe?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

#Spotlight: Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster (#Giveaway)

The final installment in Lori Foster’s Ultimate Series is now available!



25722020Fighting Dirty 
(Ultimate #4)
by Lori Foster 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by HQN Books
ISBN 0373789173
He's the hottest MMA fighter in the game, but one woman is ready to try out a few steamy moves of her own in an unforgettable new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster...

With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobson isn't afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter's effect on him. It's not just that she's his best friend's little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that's all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.

Good girl meets bad boy. It's a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they're both about to learn what's truly worth fighting for… 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

#Review: Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster - 3.5 Wine Glasses





25722020Title: Fighting Dirty
Series:  Ultimate #4
Author: Lori Foster
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 448 pgs
Published: Feb. 23, 2016 by HQN
ASIN: B0166ASG4Y
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.5 out of  5 Wine Glasses

He's the hottest MMA fighter in the game, but one woman is ready to try out a few steamy moves of her own in an unforgettable new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster...

With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobson isn't afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter's effect on him. It's not just that she's his best friend's little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that's all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.

Good girl meets bad boy. It's a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they're both about to learn what's truly worth fighting for…




Kimberly’s Thoughts:

#CoverReveal: Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward






Stuck-Up Suit
by Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
300 pages
Expected publication: April 11th 2016

Interview with Gayle Callen of The Groom Wore Plaid! (#Giveaway)

We are lucky to have a return guest today! She writes stories about falling in love and has a sommelier son so she fits in perfectly at Reading Between the Wines. Welcome back Gayle Callen!


Thanks so much for having me today, Lexi!

Lexi: I’m so excited to have you back and am glad to see that the distractions from working at home haven’t won out and you have a new release! The Groom Wore Plaid sounds amazing and I love the cover! Does the front match what you pictured for Maggie and Owen?

I LOVE the Scottish background. And Maggie definitely works for me. Owen is close—I think I pictured him a little leaner, but I’m not complaining! ;)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#Review: Driven by Fire by Anne Stuart - 2 Wine Glasses




26209459Title: Driven by Fire
Series:  Fire #2
Author: Anne Stuart
Format: Paperback & eBook, 288pgs
Published: Feb. 16, 2016 by Montlake
ASIN: B013UVNZ4I
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 2 out of  5 Wine Glasses

Pro bono lawyer Jenny Parker is the only true innocent in her family. The daughter of a New Orleans crime lord, she’s tried for years to make her own way, but family ties always manage to pull her back in line. When her youngest brother gets involved in human trafficking, Jenny wants to believe him innocent and tries to protect him, even though it means covering for his crimes.

Matthew Ryder knows Jenny is hiding something, and he couldn’t care less about her motives. As a member of the Committee, a covert anticrime agency, he’s dealt with the worst the world has to offer. To him, Jenny is just another criminal. But when she asks for help, things turn dangerous quickly, and though he can’t trust her, he can’t turn her away.

Now, Jenny and Ryder must head to South America to stop the trafficking ring. To find the truth, they’ll have to survive untamed jungles, hostile rebels, crushing betrayals, and—perhaps most dangerous—the fire of their undeniable attraction. 



Kimberly’s Thoughts:

Happy Book Birthday to Kiss Me in Christmas by Debbie Mason! (#Giveaway)




25711909Kiss Me in Christmas 
(Christmas, Colorado #6)
by Debbie Mason
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Forever
ISBN 1455588067
It's always been you...

Actress Chloe O'Connor has become America's sweetheart, but back in little Christmas, Colorado, she's still remembered as a shy, awkward schoolgirl. And there's no one she dreads (and secretly wants) to see more than her high school crush, Easton McBride. Just one look from the former star quarterback and it's like she's instantly transformed from daytime drama queen to tongue-tied teenager. She's kissed Hollywood actors and famous cover models, so she can certainly play it cool while turning up the heat, right?

After an injury ended his military career, Easton McBride built a good life in the rugged countryside of his hometown. And the last thing he needs is his quiet solitude shattered by a high-maintenance temptress who isn't anything like the sweet Chloe he misses. While he enjoys the flirtation with this new bold and beautiful woman, he can't help but wonder whether a kiss could have the power to bring back the small-town girl he's grown to love.

Happy Book Birthday to Playing to Win by Tiffany Snow! (#Giveaway)




25711928Play to Win 
(Risky Business #3)
by Tiffany Snow 
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Forever
ISBN 1455532908
PLAY FAIR . . . OR PLAY TO WIN?

Falling in love with polar-opposite men was an intoxicating ride that nearly ended Sage Reese's life. Now it's time for Sage to decide: Parker, the clean-cut, filthy-rich business magnate . . . or Ryker, the tough-as-nails undercover detective. Her choice? Neither. Because she can't stand the thought of coming between two brothers-in-arms finally trying to repair their friendship.

Yet not everyone feels the same way, including a mysterious woman who's come to Ryker and Parker for help. Sage knows firsthand how hard it is for the two former Marines to resist a damsel in distress. But something just doesn't feel right.

Now there's a danger closing in that only Sage can see, and she intends to do everything she can to protect Parker and Ryker-even at the risk of losing them both.


Happy Book Birthday to Necessary Risk by Tara Wyatt! (#Giveaway)




25711877Necessary Risk 
(Bodyguard #1)
by Tara Wyatt
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Forever
ISBN 1455590274
Former child star Sierra Blake is making a stunning Hollywood comeback—and attracting a scary amount of attention. When her home is vandalized and her safety threatened, she knows it’s time to bring in the professionals. But from the moment she sets eyes on her indecently sexy new bodyguard, Sean Owens, Sierra’s thoughts are anything but professional…

Few things in this world scare Sean—until he realizes he’s in serious danger of losing his heart to his new client. No matter how much he wants to, Sean won’t let his feelings for the smart and gorgeous Sierra get in the way of doing his job. Because as the attacks against her escalate, crossing the line between business and pleasure could get them both killed.

Happy Book Birthday to Dance of Desire (#1001DarkNights) by Christopher Rice !





28350762Dance of Desire 
(1001 Dark Nights)
by Christopher Rice 
Paperback
Expected publication: February 23rd 2016 by Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
ISBN 9781942299
From New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice, comes a steamy, emotional tale of forbidden romance between a woman struggling to get her life on its feet and the gorgeous cowboy her father kept her from marrying years before. The first contemporary romance from Christopher Rice is written with the author’s trademark humor and heart, and introduces readers to a beautiful town in the Texas Hill Country called Chapel Springs.