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Monday, May 29, 2017

5 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Falling Out of Focus by Brynn Myers

33281359Title: Falling Out of Focus
Author: Brynn Myers
Narrator: Andrea Parsneau
Format: Unabridged Audiobook (5 hours and 18 minutes)
Published: March 15, 2017 (Amber Leaf Publishing)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

I was drowning, but all I needed to do was breathe.

It was 5:45pm when I decided my future. By 9:43 I was well on my way to making it all come true. At 11:16 I took the first step to make it a reality. At 11:17 I fell and found peace.

When a dream of dying actually becomes a chance to live. All you have to do is fall.

Linda's Thoughts:
I gave in to the weight around me. I’d become the Lady of the Lake without Excalibur, the damsel in distress without the prince to save her, Dorothy without her slippers or Alice without her “drink me” potion. Fantastic dreams weaved into amazing tales of triumph over obstacles. I was not triumphant over anything. I was a coward.

#Spotlight on A Piece of My Heart by Sharon Sala + #Giveaway

31409124A Piece of My Heart 
(Blessings, Georgia #4)
by Sharon Sala
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published May 1st 2017)
ISBN 1492646024
She's never had a home

Growing up in a troubled foster home, Mercy Dane knew she could never rely on anyone but herself. She's used to giving her all to people who don't give her a second glance, so when she races to Blessings, Georgia, to save the life of an accident victim, she's flabbergasted when the grateful town opens its arms to her. She never dreamed she'd ever find family or friends--or a man who looks at her as if she hung the stars.

Until she finds peace in his arms

Police Chief Lon Pittman is getting restless living in sleepy little Blessings. But the day Mercy Dane roars into his life on the back of a motorcycle, practically daring him to pull her over, he's lost. There's something about Mercy's tough-yet-vulnerable spirit that calls to Lon, and he will do anything in his power to make her realize that home isn't just where the heart is--home is where their heart is.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

#Giveaway of Always My Baby by Martha Kennerson

32905321Always My Baby
by Martha Kennerson
Published April 18th 2017 by Harlequin Kimani Romance
ISBN 037386499X
The sweetest surprise...

Ambitious environmental attorney China Edwards pursues every goal with drive and dedication. Having a baby is no different. No husband? No problem--she'll find the perfect donor. Then one spontaneous passionate night with bachelor executive Alexander Kingsley leaves these two longtime friends with an unanticipated benefit, and throws China's future plans into turmoil.

China's brilliant legal mind and friendship are indispensable to Alexander and his multibillion-dollar oil firm. And the possibility of her moving on makes him realize how deep his feelings actually run. Then their all-business relationship takes a wildly erotic detour...until Alexander is drawn into a company scandal that rocks his life. With trust in tatters, can an unplanned bundle of joy lead them to become the family they never expected?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Sangria : Cava Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe #Mint #Strawberries)


Welcome to Saturday Sangria, 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!  

Cava Sangria
PREP TIME : 5 mins | YIELD : Makes 4 1/4 cups

Memorial Day weekend is here, and that means SUMMER! We're getting prepared and sharing some amazing summer sangria recipe ideas for your barbecue. Here's a great pool-side sangria that is light, quick, and delicious! Cheers to summer!

Friday, May 26, 2017

#CoverReveal of Skirt Chaser by Stacey Kennedy

Skirt Chaser 
(Filthy Dirty Love #2)
by Stacey Kennedy
Expected publication: August 8th 2017

#Interview with Rachel Goodman of Intercepting the Chef

Lexi: Our guest today brings a very sexy combo; a mouth watering hero and exquisite cuisine. Interested aren’t you. Then help me welcome Rachel Goodman!

Rachel: Thank you so much for having me on Reading Between the Wines Book Club. I’m an avid reader and lover of wine myself (my second book SOUR GRAPES is all about romance and wine), so your blog is like heaven to me ☺

Lexi: After reading the blurb for INTERCEPTING THE CHEF I squealed out loud. I love romance in the kitchen. Food can change your mood and put that power with physical chemistry…yes! So tell us, did you do any recipe testing for research or to put you in the mood to write Logan and Gwen’s story?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review of Between a Wolf and a Hard Place by Terry Spear

33138781Title: Between a Wolf and a Hard Place
Series: Heart of the Wolf #21
Author: Terry Spear
Format: Kindle, 352 pages
Published: April 4, 2017 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Wooing a she-wolf isn't as easy as it looks in this bold paranormal romance from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear

In Silver Town, the secrets run deep...

Alpha werewolf Brett Silver has an ulterior motive when he donates a prized family heirloom to the Silver Town hotel. Ellie MacTire owns the place with her sisters, and he's out to get her attention.

Ellie is even more special than Brett knows. She's a wolf-shifter with a unique ability to commune with the dead. Ellie has been ostracized, so she protects herself and those she loves by revealing nothing-not even when strange and dangerous things begin to happen in Silver Town. And especially not to the devastatingly handsome and generous wolf who's determined to win her over...

Linda's Thoughts:
“Do you believe in ghosts?”

Read an #Excerpt from Hold Me by J. Kenner

33358597Hold Me 
(Stark Trilogy #4.1)
by J. Kenner
Published May 23rd 2017
My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms.

But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials.

I know we will survive—we have to. Because I cannot live without Damien by my side. But sometimes the darkness seems overwhelming, and I am terrified that the day will come when Damien cannot bring the light. And I will have to find the strength inside myself to find my way back into his arms. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of Breath of Passion by Lisa Kessler

33146514Title:  Breath of Passion
Series: Muse Chronicles #3
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle (236 pages)
Published: May 15, 2017 (Lisa’s Lair)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."

Erica Sterling owns her curves, and inspires passion in every person she meets. It’s the curse of having the Greek muse, Erato, lurking in her soul. After a hot night with a firefighter, she struggles to keep her distance from him. The gods have other plans, but Erica has crossed the line between passion and obsession once before, and she’s never going back. Not even for her Guardian.

No one understands fire and heat like firefighter, Reed McIntosh. After being burned by a bad marriage, he’s sworn off love. But he’s never been with anyone like Erica, and after meeting her, a dormant ability is awakened inside of him, along with the desire to keep her safe.

When a stalker’s threats turn up the heat, Reed will put his life ---and his heart--- on the line. But when the ashes settle, will love be too late?

Linda's Thoughts:
“Are all firefighters as hot as you?”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2 Wine Glass #Review of Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti

31423492 Title:  Lethal Lies
Series:  Blood Brothers  #2
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 417pgs
Published:  May 16, 2017 by Forever
Links: Goodreads AMAZON B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti brings us the second book in a thrilling romantic suspense series.

A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .

Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

With twists and turns that will take your breath away, LETHAL LIES is sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti. 

Kimberly’s Thoughts:
Heath and his blood brothers are still on the run and fighting their past. However, when he meets Anya, the danger of entanglements might be too hard for him to fight.
Anya decides that fighting back against the serial killer playing with her is better than watching others die around her. When she announces on live tv that her and Heath are engaged, she knows the danger she is putting herself in, but she never could have imagined the greatest danger was to her heart.

Find out what's on Brynley Blake's of Rogue Bucket List + #Giveaway

Brynley Blake's Bucket List:

I’ve always been a little obsessed with bucket lists, so it’s probably not surprising that one finally made it into one of my books (or three actually, as the bucket list plays an integral part in the entire Phoenix Rising series).  Heartbroken over her older brother’s death and the whispered suspicions that he was illegally dealing arms before his death, McKenzie Prescott (the heroine of Rogue) has one mission—to finish her daring Navy SEAL brother’s bucket list, even though she’s scared of heights and prone to anxiety attacks.  However, the bucket list turns out to be a treasure map of sorts to the guns Liam sold to the Mexican drug cartel before he died—but never delivered.  Completing the list, and finding the guns, turns out to be a matter of life and death as Liam’s sister

Monday, May 22, 2017

#Spotlight on The Heart of a Texas Cowboy by Linda Broday + #Giveaway

31385934The Heart of a Texas Cowboy 
(Men of Legend #2)
by Linda Broday
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492630209
Three Brothers. One Oath.
No Compromises.

The Cowboy
One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend’s world. He swore he’d never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he’s never met—a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.

All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband—or any man—after the heartache she’s endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride…and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs to claim.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

#Giveaway of Oola for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World for Women by Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl

After the release of their first book, the OolaLifestyle has become a sensation with readers who are trying to seek balance in an unbalanced world. Dave and Troy have built their entire phenomenon through social media, and now have more than 700,000 followers. The idea for creating a movement solely for women came when they realized their social following was primarily female. OOLA FOR WOMEN consists of more than 40 stories by inspiring, everyday women living the OolaLife. You can check out Dave and Troy in action here as they travel on their 16 city book tour across the country.

33566189Oola for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World--7 Key Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness Within You
by Dave Braun, Troy Amdahl
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by HCI
If you haven't heard of the 'Oola phenomenon' yet, it's time to catch up. First, though, you need to understand what it is: Oola is that state of awesomeness you experience when your life is balanced and growing in all the key areas of health and well-being. It can be a noun or a verb. It can be a destination or a feeling. It can be as complex as a life growing and balanced in fitness, finance, family, field, faith, friends, and fun (the 7 F's of Oola), or as simple as a sunset, a quiet book on the beach, or a special moment with a child. It is that place we all shoot for in life. That feeling we experience and that we celebrate in our successes along the way. In short, Oola is cool.

Since the first copy of the original book, Oola: Find balance in an Unbalanced World, rolled off the presses a few years ago, the Oola Lifestyle has become a literal phenomenon—a  dynamic movement. OolaPalooza live events have been routinely sold out since the day they were started, and the Oola message has been taken to countless cities across America and to every major city in the world via 700,000+ Oola fans on social media. In their 1970s VW Surf bus, authors Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun have taken their OolaDream tour on the road, from coast-to-coast, collecting dreams and goals for a balanced life from people who adorn their vehicle with colorful Oola stickers.

The OolaGuys know that women are the ultimate multitaskers. While a circus performer might spin seven plates in a single show, women spin seven plates—figuratively—every day. They not only juggle kids, family, and home life, they also juggle work responsibilities, customers and clients, make constant business decisions, handle professional events and so many related activities that it's truly mind-boggling how much a woman can pack into a 24-hour day. In this Oola especially for them, the book shows, through the experiences of 54 inspiring women, how to overcome unexpected hardships, and transform the juggling act of everyday life into a dream lifestyle of simplicity, tranquility, abundance, and opportunity. That's what 'living Oola' means—and it's not only an attainable goal, but a well-deserved reward.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Sangria: Summer Melon Rosé Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe #Rosé )


Welcome to Saturday Sangria, 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!  

Summer Melon Rosé Sangria
hands-on time: 10 mins | total time: 8 hrs, 10 mins | yield: serves 10 (serving size: 1 cup)

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and that means summer! We're getting prepared and sharing some amazing summer sangria recipe ideas for your barbecue. Cheers to summer!

Friday, May 19, 2017

#Giveaway of The Sheikh's Bought Wife by Sharon Kendrick

32905248The Sheikh's Bought Wife
by Sharon Kendrick
Published April 18th 2017 by Harlequin Presents
ISBN 0373060610
The desert king's outrageous proposal! 

Marry a sheikh in return for a hefty financial reward? Shy researcher Jane Smith would normally have laughed in Zayed Al Zawba's handsome face. Except it's only for six months and the money will rescue her sister who's mired in debt...

Sheikh Zayed will do anything to inherit Kafalah's neighboring oil-rich lands, even wed plain Jane: he'll never long to consummate a marriage with her! But Zayed hasn't bargained on Jane's frumpy clothes hiding delicious curves...or her quick mind and untouched beauty teasing and tempting him beyond his wildest imaginings!

#BookNews: New Series Coming from Emma Hart - Vegas Nights!

Emma Hart is releasing a brand new series, and we are excited to share it all with you!!!

Vegas Nights Series 
By Emma Hart
SIN releasing July 18, 2017

VEGAS NIGHTS: the brand new series from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart!

Sex. Lust. Lies.

Set beneath the dazzling lights of Las Vegas comes a brand new, red-hot series of standalone novels from the snarky, sexy mind of Emma Hart. 

Coming July 18th, SIN, book one, is a super-sexy, rivals-to-lovers romance filled with a dose of heartbreak, sexual tension, and a love story you won't be able to resist.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

#Interview with author J.V.L. Bell of The Lucky Hat Mine

Lexi: Winter isn’t the only great time to visit Colorado. If you’re in the mood for a Colorado book escape, our guest today can help you out. Please help me welcome J.V.L. Bell!

Julie: Thanks so much for having me Lexi, it is a pleasure to be here.

Lexi: Colorado is one of my favorite states. Breath-taking scenery, wildness, and peace. You are a native of the Centennial state; what parts that you love made it into Millie’s story?

Julie: I grew up with a father who loved to climb, backpack, and explore Colorado’s wild country. I was fortunate to accompany him up many fourteen thousand foot mountains (called 14ers in Colorado), to encounter wild mountain goats, mountain sheep, bear, and other wildlife, and explore old ghost towns and mines. I try to capture some of the beauty and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains in my novel, but it is the history and stories I grew up hearing with that made it into The Lucky Hat Mine.