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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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

#CoverReveal of Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a sexy, new standalone sports romance releasing September 1st, MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY! Told from the guy’s POV, MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY will hit retailers just in time to celebrate the start of fall and football season! The audiobook is slated for a simultaneous release and will be narrated by Zachary Webber! Don’t miss the amazing cover and blurb below!

Most Valuable Playboy
by Lauren Blakely 
300 pages
Expected publication: September 1st 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Sex God by Marie Force

34411586Sex God
by Marie Force 
ebook, 280 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by HTJB, Inc.
A sizzling hot stand-alone contemporary romance!

I inherited a life I never intended to live.
I've upheld my responsibilities admirably.
And I’ve taken care of my own needs privately...
I'm biding my time until I can get the hell out of here.
But I didn’t count on having unfinished business
With one of my very best friends…

When a man has a certain “reputation" to uphold,
There can be no unhappy customers left behind.
Lauren is a loose end that won’t be tied up no matter how hard I try.
And I try hard. Really, really… hard.

Sex God, a stand-alone contemporary romance, is the much-anticipated follow-up to Sex Machine.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

#CoverReveal of My Kinda Night by Lacey Black

My Kinda Night 
(Summer Sisters #2)
by Lacey Black
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: June 13th 2017

Reasons to Love Anya and Heath from Lethal Lies with Rebecca Zanetti + #Giveaway

Top 5 Reasons You'll Fall in Love with Anya and Heath from Lethal Lies...

1.  Anya is scared but very brave.

2. Heath is protective and willing to put his body between danger and Anya.

Monday, May 15, 2017

2 Wine Glass #Review for The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor

31451201Title:  The Bad Luck Bride
Series:  The Cavensham Heiresses #1
Author:  Janna MacGregor
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 349pgs
Published:  May 2, 2017 by St. Martin’s
Links: Goodreads | Amazon B&N
Source: Author
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  2 out of 5 Wine Glasses


A man of honor, Alexander Hallworth, Marquess of Pembrooke, will not rest until he exacts revenge on the man who destroyed his family. Just one more piece must fall into place for him to succeed he needs to convince his enemy s fiancee, the tragically beautiful Lady Claire Cavensham, to marry him instead.

Lady Claire s curse has always left her one misstep away from social ruin her past three engagements have gone awry, and now her fourth is headed in the same direction. . .until Alex, a man she barely even knows, shocks the ton and Claire by announcing their engagement. What begins as a sham turns into something deeper, and more passionate, than either Claire or Alex could have imagined. But when their secrets are revealed, will the truth behind their union scandalize them both or is their love strong enough to break the curse and lead them toward their happily ever after?

Kimberly’s Thoughts:
Claire is on her fourth fiancé when her "curse" strikes again but Lord Alexander Pembrooke miraculously shows up and wants to be her fifth.
Years of planning have finally put Alex in position to destroy his old friend Lord Paul, gaining the beautiful Claire is simply a bonus.
Old hurts and lies by omission will work to keep Alex and Claire apart if they can't figure out how to open their hearts to one another.

#Spotlight on Nothing Like a Duke by Jane Ashford + #Giveaway

31385932Nothing Like a Duke 
(The Duke's Sons #4)
by Jane Ashford
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 149262165X
A Georgette Heyer-esque tale of high society in the glittering Regency

Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about Flora, but his plans are thwarted when she suddenly arrives.

Their attraction flares, but their romance becomes complicated when the sinister Anthony Durand shows up and threatens Flora. Every bone in Robert's body says to save her…but he'll have to learn that some damsels in distress can save themselves if he truly wants to win her heart.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

#CoverReveal of Hope Restored by Carrie Ann Ryan

Hope Restored 
(Gallagher Brothers #3)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Expected publication: July 25th 2017

Read an #Excerpt from GABE by Leigh James

(Silicon Valley Billionaires #2)
by Leigh James
Published May 9th 2017 by Jack's House Publishing LL
ISBN 9781945340
His Woman. His Family. His Company.
When the going gets tough, the tough get Alpha.

Silicon Valley billionaire CEO Gabriel Betts has finally found the happiness he’s been searching for—in gorgeous, brilliant fellow billionaire Lauren Taylor, the so-called reigning queen of the biotech industry. But when Chinese healthcare mogul Li Na Zhao kidnaps Lauren’s sister in a high-stakes game of corporate espionage, the world they’ve worked so hard to protect comes crashing down. Li Na agrees to trade Hannah for Lauren’s Paragon Laboratories and her help—onsite and in person. In an attempt to keep Lauren safe, Gabe calls in his security-industry professional brothers to help get Hannah back. But when the rescue effort stumbles, Gabe must pick up the pieces to protect the woman he loves…before she makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

33838194Shacking Up
by Helena Hunting
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Swerve
Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.

Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick.

Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.

Read an #Excerpt from Tangled by Rebecca Zanetti

(Dark Protectors #7.8)
by Rebecca Zanetti
Kindle Edition, 171 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Now that her mask has finally slipped…

Ginny O’Toole has spent a lifetime repaying her family’s debt, and she’s finally at the end of her servitude with one last job. Of course, it couldn’t be easy. After stealing the computer files that will free her once and for all, she finds herself on the run from a pissed off vampire who has never fallen for her helpless act. A deadly predator too sexy for his own good. If he doesn’t knock it off, he’s going to see just how powerful she can really be.

He won’t be satisfied until she’s completely bare.

Theo Reese had been more than irritated at the beautiful yet helpless witch he’d known a century ago, thinking she was just useless fluff who enjoyed messing with men’s heads. The second he discovers she’s a ruthless thief determined to bring down his family, his blood burns and his interest peaks, sending his true nature into hunting mode. When he finds her, and he will, she’ll understand the real meaning of helpless.

Friday, May 12, 2017

#BookNews: Easy Fortune by Kristen Proby - coming VERY soon!

From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a passionate new romance—EASY FORTUNE! A Boudreaux Series novella, this standalone second chance romance features Mallory’s best friend Lena! Don’t miss the beautiful cover and a note from Kristen below! EASY FORTUNE is coming your way May 30, 2017!

A Note from Kristen:

Hi, everyone! I’m so happy that it’s finally Friday because that means that I don’t have to keep this secret anymore! I’m horrible at keeping secrets. Seriously, don’t tell me any. I can’t be trusted.

Since Easy Magic released last month, readers have shouted from the rooftops that they’d love for Lena, Mallory’s BFF, to have her own story. I honestly didn’t have that in mind when I wrote her into Easy Magic, but the more I thought about it, the more it occurred to me that you’re right. Lena does deserve her own happily ever after!

#Giveaway of Lucas by Delores Fossen

(The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch #12)
by Delores Fossen
Published April 18th 2017 by Harlequin Intrigue
ISBN 0373756739
A Texas Lawman will do anything to protect his son--even if it includes reuniting with the boy's on-the-run mother...

Lucas Ryland always had a way with the ladies--until Hailey Darrow dropped him after a shared night of passion. Then he discovered her unconscious body in a wrecked car, with a fake ID and enough cash to disappear. Unbeknownst to him, the one who got away was leaving town with his baby...

Now Hailey is out of her coma and still in danger. But hiding her at his Silver Creek ranch ignites old passions...and introduces new dangers. Lucas must use every protective instinct in his arsenal to keep Hailey and their infant son safe. And keep his body from remembering how good it felt to hold her in his arms...