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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Sangria: Bourbon Apple Sangria (#Bourbon #Sangria)


ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub

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!  



Bourbon. Apple. Sangria.
Did anyone else just say, OMG I MUST HAVE THIS?! Technically....this has no wine. Shhh. We won't tell if you won't. Cool off and enjoy this gorgeous weekend and cocktail! 

Read an #Excerpt from Z by Larissa Ione!




26846031
(Demonica #11.7)
by Larissa Ione 
Kindle Edition, 154 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
ASINB015WSXZO2
Zhubaal, fallen angel assistant to the Grim Reaper, has spent decades searching for the angel he loved and lost nearly a century ago. Not even her death can keep him from trying to find her, not when he knows she’s been given a second chance at life in a new body. But as time passes, he’s losing hope, and he wonders how much longer he can hold to the oath he swore to her so long ago…

As an emim, the wingless offspring of two fallen angels, Vex has always felt like a second-class citizen. But if she manages to secure a deal with the Grim Reaper — by any means necessary — she will have earned her place in the world. The only obstacle in the way of her plan is a sexy hardass called Z, who seems determined to thwart her at every turn. Soon it becomes clear that they have a powerful connection rooted in the past…but can any vow stand the test of time?

Read an #Excerpt from Delta: Revenge by Cristin Harber! (#Giveaway)




23256367Delta: Revenge 
(Delta #2)
by Cristin Harber 
Paperback
Published April 26th 2016 by Mill Creek Press
ISBN 1942236344
A Tortured Hero with a Heart of Gold
Growing up on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Javier Almeida has only his older sister to protect him. When she’s sold to a human-trafficker, he vows to hunt down those responsible.


Years later, Titan Group’s Delta team finds him, tattooed and brawling, a vigilante protector with information they want. They take him in and train him, working him harder than a man should be driven, until he’s a soldier harboring an obsession. Ready for revenge, Javier ghosts his way across the globe, tracking the men who took his sister and working elite private security jobs.

Meets Sweet and Sassy
Jilted at the altar, Sophia Cole turns the reception into a one-woman party. She’s intent on devouring all the cake and champagne, so she can bask in the calories she’s been avoiding. In the midst of the revelry, he walks in, the one man she can never ignore.

Javier is her older brother’s black ops teammate—an automatic Do Not Go There. But if there’s one thing better than fondant and a buzz to ease the wounds of a cheating fiancĂ©, it might be a one-night stand with a South American military man.

Game Changer
Javier didn’t expect to see Sophia again. He never thought he would even want to see her again. He shouldn’t have touched her, but his mind won’t stay away from her.

Now, Sophia Cole is thousands of miles away from the safety of her parents’ lavish estate and working alongside him in hell. She’s a staffer at an Embassy, and he’s there to keep them alive. There are bombs and bullets and blood-hungry enemies.

And then she’s taken. Gone. Just like his sister. But so much worse. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

ARC #Review: The Trouble with Temptation by Shiloh Walker - 3.3 Wine Glasses





26114600Title:  The Trouble with Temptation
Series:  The McKay’s   #2
Author:  Shiloh Walker
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 384pgs
Published:  May 3, 2016 by St. Martin’s
ASIN: B016IDMLW2
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  3.3 out of 5 Wine Glasses


Love is the greatest risk of all.

After seven days in a coma, Hannah Parker remembers nothing about the accident that landed her in the hospital--or how she ended up pregnant with Brannon's baby, the man she's loved since high school. Her body and heart have burned for him for years, and when she wakes up, he's sleeping by her bedside, anxious to keep her safe at all costs. But as Hannah struggles with her amnesia, a threat looms closer--one that could have deadly consequences if she recovers her memories. She will have to trust Brannon completely if she is to keep what haunts her at bay…and their baby safe….

Brannon McKay spent the last ten years fantasizing about Hannah. In his mind, he's explored every passionate scenario he can think of while, in real life, Brannon took their budding relationship and threw it away with both hands. Hannah doesn't remember what happened but, now that she is awake, Brannon would rather die than watch her walk away again. When Hannah and his unborn child's life is threatened, Brannon must stake claim to the woman who has held his heart captive for years…or risk disaster tearing them apart…



Kimberly’s Thoughts:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

#Audio #Review: The Missing Heir: Amelia Moore Detective Series by Linda Weaver Clarke - 4 Wine Glasses




22875975Title: THE MISSING HEIR: AMELIA MOORE DETECTIVE SERIES
Series: Amelia Moore Detective Series, Volume 3
Author: Linda Weaver Clarke
Narrator: Diane Lehman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 4 hours and 52 minutes
Published: Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, 12 Feb 2016
ISBN: ASIN:B01BNTB2IU
Links:  Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing.

Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico, but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can’t find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell’s brother and sister who intend to close down “Uncle Dell’s Orphanage.” If that happens, where will the children go?




Linda's Thoughts:
She picked up the phone and dialed her partner. Several seconds later, she heard a deep husky voice at the other end. It was a recording.
"Rick Bonito here! Private investigator for the Moore Detective Agency! Leave a message, please."
"Hey, Rick!" said Amelia. "I've got an assignment for you that needs your expertise. Breaking and entering! Give me a call."
Amelia smiled after hanging up the phone. With that kind of message, she should be getting a return call soon.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#Interview with Jeffe Kennedy of The Devil's Doorbell Anthology!

I’ve brought a stash of wine to share with our guest today. She imbibes the darkest reds and writes our darkest fantasies. Here to talk about one of her newest erotic releases…Welcome back Jeffe Kennedy!


Lexi: Wow. This is a serious list of erotic authors on the cover of THE DEVIL’S DOORBELL. Seriously, readers have you seen the lineup? 

Anne Calhoun
Christine d'Abo
Delphine Dryden
Megan Hart
Jeffe Kennedy
Megan Mulry
Molly O'Keefe (writing as M. O’Keefe)

How did you hear about this project or when did you learn you would be part of THE DEVIL’S DOORBELL?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to Ride Hard by Laura Kaye! (#Giveaway)




23288101Ride Hard 
(Raven Riders MC #1)
by Laura Kaye 
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 26th 2016 by Avon
ISBN 0062403338 
Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…

Read an #Excerpt from Over the Line by Lisa Desrochers!




26094140Over the Line 
(On the Run #2)
by Lisa Desrochers
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published April 19th 2016 by InterMix
ASINB012QH4Z78
The USA Today bestselling author of Outside the Lines once again explores love on the edge in an explosive new romance about obsession, betrayal, and a killer attraction.

Lee Delgado never planned on falling in love with the irresistible Oliver Savoca, son of a Chicago crime lord. Considering that their families are rivals, she knew it could never work. And now that both their fathers have been nabbed on racketeering charges, any real chance at a future with the man she loves has been shot to hell. But a greater blow is yet to come.

Not only does Lee learn that a contract is out on her life, she has reason to believe that Oliver is behind the devastating betrayal. Now she’s working closely—very closely—with Federal Agent Sean Callahan to help bring her man down. But however she’s come to feel about Callahan, Lee is still deeply, hopelessly, unabashedly in love with Oliver.

Where that fearless love takes Lee next is beyond her control—but the risk is worth every beat of her heart.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Five Must-Have Ingredients for Romance with Victoria Roberts of Kill or Be Kilt (#Giveaway)




Five Must-Have Ingredients for Romance


1. The first ingredient in the recipe for a great romance is one likeable or redeemable hero. If our hero is bland and doesn’t have any memorable qualities, he’s going to fall flat. And we don’t want that. We want to connect with our hero, understand what makes him tick. In Kill or Be Kilt, Laird Ian Munro is a battle-hardened warrior who thinks he’s not worthy of a woman’s love, especially one as young and innocent as Lady Elizabeth Walsingham. Will Ian’s self-conscious behavior destroy his only chance to find happiness? I hope not.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Reading....

After a crazy, stressful, and frustrating week I have cracked open Laura Kaye's Ride Hard (Out Tuesday!) and am taking this day to relax and get out of my head for a bit. I hope y'all will forgive me!


What are you reading this weekend?


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Read an #Excerpt from Ride Hard by Laura Kaye! (#Giveaway)

I’m thrilled to be celebrating the release of my 25th novel, Ride Hard, the first book in my Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series about a new kind of MC with a protective mission. You might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! I can’t wait for you to get to know Dare, Haven, and everyone in the Raven world! And see down below for a giveaway and a bonus story offer! I hope you enjoy this excerpt from the book! - Laura Kaye



23288101Ride Hard 
(Raven Riders MC #1)
by Laura Kaye 
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 26th 2016 by Avon
ISBN 0062403338 
Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…

Friday, April 22, 2016

Read an #Excerpt from Devoted by Lexi Blake





28108566Devoted 
(Masters and Mercenaries #10.5)
by Lexi Blake 
Kindle Edition
Published April 12th 2016 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
ASINB018YJC6IM
A woman’s work

Amy Slaten has devoted her life to Slaten Industries. After ousting her corrupt father and taking over the CEO role, she thought she could relax and enjoy taking her company to the next level. But an old business rivalry rears its ugly head. The only thing that can possibly take her mind off business is the training class at Sanctum…and her training partner, the gorgeous and funny Flynn Adler. If she can just manage to best her mysterious business rival, life might be perfect.

A man’s commitment

Flynn Adler never thought he would fall for the enemy. Business is war, or so his father always claimed. He was raised to be ruthless when it came to the family company, and now he’s raising his brother to one day work with him. The first order of business? The hostile takeover of Slaten Industries. It’s a stressful job so when his brother offers him a spot in Sanctum’s training program, Flynn jumps at the chance.

A lifetime of devotion….

When Flynn realizes the woman he’s falling for is none other than the CEO of the firm he needs to take down, he has to make a choice. Does he take care of the woman he’s falling in love with or the business he’s worked a lifetime to build? And when Amy finally understands the man she’s come to trust is none other than the enemy, will she walk away from him or fight for the love she’s come to depend on?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

#Review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts - 5 Wine Glasses




26236956Title: The Obsession
Author: Nora Roberts
Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publication: April 12th 2016 by Berkley
ISBN :0399175164
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Becky
Source:  Netgalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar.

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous.

Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton.

Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.



Becky’s Thoughts:

#Interview with author, Beth Kery of MAKE ME!

Let’s see if we can get you to try something new today. We know you’re going to love it because who doesn’t enjoy more of a good thing. Ready? Then let’s welcome our guest today, Beth Kery!



Lexi: This is exciting so I have to get right to it. You have a new serial coming out titled MAKE ME! For those who haven’t tried a serial before what is your favorite thing about them and what is your favorite thing about writing them.

Hi Lexi. Thank you for having me!

My favorite thing about serials is that it’s a different reading experience. It’s like watching a television show one time a week for 8 weeks. You don’t have long to wait for each ‘episode’. The serial is great for the traditional reader, but also reaches out to the non-traditional reader: the on the go professional who reads on the train, the mom who reads in the waiting room while her child is at the doctor’s office, etc. I’ve also heard quite a bit from people who haven’t read in a while, or maybe were never big readers. They write me and say the serial got them reading because the weekly episodes weren’t too intimidating. Many say finishing the title and anticipating the next is very positively reinforcing and fun. That kind of feedback is always amazing and prized by me. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#Review: Smoke and Fire by Donna Grant - 4 Wine Glasses!





25663635Title: SMOKE AND FIRE
Series: Dark Kings #9
Author: Donna Grant
Format: Kindle, 382 Pages
Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks (April 5, 2016)
ISBN: ASIN:B015CLZ77W
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She wanted to touch him. There had always been something about being in his arms that made her feel as if she could tackle anything and the world wouldn't dare get in her way...

SWORN TO PROTECT
A dragon shapeshifter and a computer mastermind, Ryder is sent to guard Glasgow after a devastating Dark attack. But when memories of an explosive affair come back to him-in the flesh-Ryder cannot help but want to protect the woman who haunts his dreams. Even if means shifting into the dragon he was never supposed to reveal...

DRIVEN TO DESIRE
Kinsey could never get enough of Ryder. His every touch only left her wanting more. But now that she's seen him in his true form, Kinsey's world is rocked to the core. She knows that to stay-and feel-alive, she must be with Ryder. But is Kinsey's passion worth the risk of danger that comes with being a part of Ryder's dark and fierce world?



Linda's Thoughts:
He yearned for something more.
It could have been his. It had been his.
Until he walked away.

Teaser Reveal: The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter

The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated twelfth novel in her Lords of the Underworld series, available May 31, 2016! Pre-order your copy today!



25801632The Darkest Torment 
(Lords of the Underworld #12)
by Gena Showalter
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: May 31st 2016 by Harlequin HQN
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he's unable to withstand the touch of another...and he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she's taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she's plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them...and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she'll have to teach him to love...or lose him forever.