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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Happy #BookBirthday to Steele by Kelly Gendron + #Giveaway

(Daring the Kane Brothers #2)
by Kelly Gendron
ebook, 1st edition, 220 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Kelly Gendron
She dared me to take her on and that’s exactly what I plan to do…

I'm no stranger to daring things
However, there are a few stunts even I'm smart enough not to try
Jaylyn Rigsby is one of them
But when the raven-haired beauty
The insurance company sent to oversee my stunts
Dared me to take her on, well, now..
Challenge accepted ~ STEELE

My next assignment has a reputation of cutting through the red tape to get what he wants
But I'm good at my job
Steele Kane isn't going to get whatever he wants
Even, if one of the things he wants is me
Case closed ~ JAYLYN

Will Jaylyn be the first to tame this overbearing stuntman, or will Steele hold out and get what he wants?

Happy #BookBirthday to Motive by Kennedy Layne

(Office Roulette #2)
by Kennedy Layne 
Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Kennedy Layne Publishing
The Office Roulette trilogy continues with an epic battle between blame and forgiveness… 

Rye Marshall had it all—wealth, prominence, and the love of his life. But nothing lasts forever, and his perfect world came crashing down around him. When the dust settled, he found himself alone and starting from a clean slate.

Grace Dorrance had made many mistakes in her life, but one stood out above the rest—an epic ending to a complex and passionate relationship. She left her former lover’s life in complete ruins and tried her best never to look back at the wreckage.

Seconds chances are hard to come by, but even more difficult when Grace is arrested for a murder she didn’t commit. This gives Rye the perfect motive to forgive and forget, allowing for new beginnings. Unfortunately, someone is playing a game of office roulette with everyone’s lives. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

#Interview with Author Dianne Duvall of Awaken the Darkness + #Giveaway

Lexi: A few years ago, our guest said she believed vampires in stories would always be around, like zombies. And boy are we glad she was right, and is still writing them! Welcome back, Dianne Duvall!!

Thank you, Lexi! I’m very happy to be here. Thanks so much for helping me celebrate!

Lexi: I’m still hopping up and down with excitement from having read the blurb for your next Immortal Guardians series release, AWAKEN THE DARKNESS! I can’t wait to pick up Stanislav and Susan’s story! She digs him up, he has no memory, a little mystery and some excellent romance. How much fun was it to write the scene of Susan digging up Stanislav?

It was sooooo much fun. LOL. Poor Susan. She couldn’t understand why she was digging this huge hole or why she didn’t get the heck out of Dodge when she found what she thought was a body. I loved her reaction when she realized Stanislav was alive. Really every minute these two spent together thoroughly entertained me.

Happy #BookBirthday to Love Machine by Kendall Ryan

37761222Love Machine
by Kendall Ryan
Expected publication: July 16th 2018 by Kendall Ryan
A best-friends-to lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 

She says she needs some help ... in the bedroom.

Come again? No, really come again.

Sweet, nerdy, lovable Keaton.

She's my best friend and has been for years. Sure she likes numbers and math, and thinks doing other people's taxes is fun. And I like ... none of that stuff. She's obsessed with her cat and reads novels I'll never understand, and yet we just click. There's no one I'd rather share breakfast burritos with or binge watch hours of Netflix. She's my person. And so when she takes off her glasses and asks me to help her improve her skills in the bedroom, I barely have to think about it.

Of course I'll help her. There's no one better for the job.

I've been there for her through everything, why should this be any different?

But what happens when she's ready to take her new-found confidence and move on?

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sexy Snippets: Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall

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 on To Catch a Texas Star by Linda Broday + #Giveaway

36236906To Catch a Texas Star 
(Texas Heroes #3)
by Linda Broday
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 149265101X
He'll do what it takes to prove his love...

The son of a notorious outlaw, Roan Penny yearns to make his life count...but heroism comes with a price. Left badly injured, only the kindness of a gentle stranger can save him. He longs to be with the captivating beauty―his savior, his Texas star, his Marley Rose McClain―but he knows he'd bring her nothing but trouble.

If only he could convince his heart of that.

Marley's lived a charmed life, and she's determined to spend the rest of her days at her quiet hero's side...but she isn't what she seems. A life-long secret threatens to destroy everything she knows―and everything she could hope to be. As dangerous men threaten to pull her back into the shadows, a desperate Roan must ride hell-bent for leather to save the other half of his heart...before he can lose her light for good.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sangria Saturday: Sangria Lemonade (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe)

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!  

It's summer, and that means.... LEMONADE - adult style! 🍷🍋😎 ☀

Sangria Lemonade

#CoverReveal of Cougar Creek Mates Series by Felicity Heaton

New York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton has a special four book cover reveal today for her thrilling new shifter romance series, Cougar Creek Mates. Set in her popular Eternal Mates world, Cougar Creek Mates takes you into the deep Canadian wilderness to a secret place that’s home to a cougar shifter pride led by four sexy brothers, each guaranteed to steal your heart and set it racing! With all four books in the series releasing just weeks apart, this is going to be one hot summer.

Claimed by her Cougar 
(Cougar Creek Mates Shifter Romance Series Book 1)
Felicity Heaton
Expected publication: July 28th 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

3.5 Wine Glass #Review of Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall

27387162Title: Phantom Embrace
Series: Immortal Guardians #5.5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: eBook
Published: June 28th 2016 (First published in ON THE August 25th 2015 by Zebra)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Across dimensions . . .
A gifted one, Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, but he knows better than to make contact with them. Yet he’s never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity.

Previously published in On The Hunt.

Crystal's Thoughts:
With a story time-line parallel to Night Unbound in the Immortal Guardians seriesPhantom Shadows explores the insurmountable love between the living and the dead.

#Spotlight on All-American Cowboy by Dylann Crush + #Giveaway

36748602All-American Cowboy 
(Holiday, Texas #1)
by Dylann Crush 
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492662615
This city boy has it all figured out...
Until he goes toe-to-toe with a fierce cowgirl
who's snagged the home field advantage.

Holiday, Texas is known far and wide as the most celebratory town in the South--and no shindig is complete without one of its founding members. It's a real shame the last remaining Holiday is a city slicker, but what's that old saying about putting lipstick on a pig...?

Beck has no intention of being charmed by some crazy Texas town, but the minute he lays eyes on his grandfather's old honky tonk--and Charlie Walker, the beautiful cowgirl who runs it--he finds himself wishing things could be different. Life's gentler in Holiday. Slower. More real than anything he's ever known. And when he looks into Charlie's eyes, Beck may finally discover what it's like to truly belong.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall

19083223Title: Night Unbound
Series: Immortal Guardians #5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published: September 2nd 2014 by Zebra
ISBN: 1420129805
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Author
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors--but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal's. . .

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

Crystal's Thoughts:
Dianne Duvall bumps up the steam factor in her Immortal Guardians series with Night Unbound!

#CoverReveal of Richer Than Sin by Meghan March

Richer Than Sin 
(Sin #1)
by Meghan March
250 pages
Expected publication: August 2018 by Red Dress Press

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

3 Wine Glass #Review of A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian


35564594Title:  A Gentleman Never Keeps Score
Series:  Seducing the Sedgwicks #2
Author:  Cat Sebastian
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 235 pgs
Published: July 10, 2018 by Avon Impulse
ASIN: B073B241GC
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Edelweiss
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Once beloved by London's fashionable elite, Hartley Sedgwick has become a recluse after a spate of salacious gossip exposed his most-private secrets. Rarely venturing from the house whose inheritance is a daily reminder of his downfall, he’s captivated by the exceedingly handsome man who seeks to rob him.

Since retiring from the boxing ring, Sam Fox has made his pub, The Bell, into a haven for those in his Free Black community. But when his best friend Kate implores him to find and destroy a scandalously revealing painting of her, he agrees. Sam would do anything to protect those he loves, even if it means stealing from a wealthy gentleman. But when he encounters Hartley, he soon finds himself wanting to steal more than just a painting from the lovely, lonely man—he wants to steal his heart. 

Kimberly’s Thoughts:
When his godfather leaves his house to him, Hartley's reputation gets banded about in less than complimentary terms. Feeling shunned, Hartley finds himself losing servants and becoming a bit of a shut-in.
Sam just wants to see his brother and his friend Kate finally get married and when he learns Kate fears a scandalous painting of her becoming public knowledge, he sets out to find it for her.
When Hartley and Sam meet, the spark is instant but circumstances, emotions, and life are going to give them a bumpy road.

#CoverReveal of Respect by Jay Crownover

(The Breaking Point #3)
by Jay Crownover
Expected publication: August 7th 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Audio #Review for Danger's Cure by Amanda Carlson


36441411Title: Danger’s Cure
Series: A Holly Danger Novel: Book Four
Author: Amanda Carlson
Narrator: Emma Wilder
Format: Unabridged Audiobook
Published: Jan 30, 2018 (Amanda Carlson, Inc.)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Before it’s too late…

Holly and her crew are on a quest to uncover the locations of the medi-pods following the clues Roman left behind, hoping to find at least one that hasn’t been destroyed before the government catches on.

The only problem is, someone already has. Strange UACs are popping up all over, and in order to take them out, the crew risks exposing itself.

When they do, what they find is chilling. The secret government group has a dark purpose. Holly and her friends have no choice but to launch an all-out war to set things to rights. But some factors have already been set in motion, and undoing them might take too much time and come at too high a cost.

Linda's Thoughts:
“They do not know what lies beneath their very noses.”

Happy #BookBirthday to Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway

Awaken the Darkness 
(Immortal Guardians #8)
by Dianne Duvall 
Kindle Edition, 414 pages
Publication: July 10th 2018 by Dianne Duvall
Return to the "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians.  

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

When Susan first sees the old two-story house for sale, such warmth and longing fill her that—against all reason—she makes an offer. It will take years of hard work and money she frankly doesn’t have to fix up the place. So she can’t explain why she bought it. She also can’t explain what compels her to spend hours one night, digging in the basement until she unearths a man. A man who still lives and breathes despite having been buried alive. A man whose intense brown eyes glow amber with pain, declaring him far more than ordinary. Susan knows she should keep her distance. He has no memory and possesses gifts that would make most fear him. But as the two work together to unravel the mystery of his past, she finds herself drawn in by his teasing nature and tender touch. So much so that she loses her heart to him even as they find themselves hunted by unknown enemies who are ruthless in their quest to capture them.

#Spotlight on Strong Hold by Sarah Castille + #Giveaway

36748543Strong Hold 
(Redemption #5)
by Sarah Castille 
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492620475
For the longest moment Zack's brain couldn't process the sight in front of him.
Seven years, ten months and twenty-seven days. That was how long it had been since he'd seen her. 
That was how long it had been since he'd lived a life without regret. 

Fight promoter Zack Grayson is on the prowl for a rising star. As the top recruiter of a prestigious MMA promotion company, he wants to take someone where he was never able to go: the top of the professional league. He didn't expect that someone to be the woman he loved...and left.

Top-ranked MMA amateur fighter Shayla "Shilla the Killa" Tyler built walls around her heart when Zack left her seven years ago--and again when her husband turned violent. Now, seeing Zack is nearly enough to send those walls crumbling. But she can't risk the exposure of the limelight, and she definitely can't risk another heartbreak.

As Shayla and Zack grow closer, though, business turns personal. And once their passion unleashes, there's no going back...