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Thursday, January 18, 2018

#CoverReveal of Recovered by Jay Crownover




Recovered
(The Getaway Series Book 3)
by Jay Crownover
ebook
Expected publication: March 27th 2018
ISBN139781386776796

#Spotlight on Unchained by a Forbidden Love by Felicity Heaton + #Giveaway




36413679Unchained by a Forbidden Love 
(Eternal Mates #15)
by Felicity Heaton 
Published December 16th 2017
Lost to the darkness, Fuery wages a daily war against the corruption that lives within him, constantly in danger of slipping into the black abyss and becoming the monster all elves fear. Work as an assassin gives him purpose, but what reason is there to go on when he killed the light of his life—his fated mate?

Shaia has spent forty-two centuries mourning her mate. Tired and worn down, she agrees to wed a male of her family’s choosing, following tradition that has always bound her as a female and hoping she will be able to gain just a little freedom in return. But as she resigns herself to being the mate of a male she could never love, fate places an old friend in her path—one who tells her that her lost love is alive.

Will Shaia find the courage to break with tradition and leave the elf kingdom in search of her mate? And as a ray of light pierces his soul again, can Fuery find the strength to win his battle against the darkness or will it devour him and that light of their forbidden love forever? 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

3 Wine Glass #Review of When Darkness Whispers by Lisa Carlisle




34961830Title:  When Darkness Whispers
Author: Lisa Carlisle
Format: Kindle, 278 pages
Published: May 11, 2017 (Amazon Digital Services, LLC)
ISBN: ASIN: B06ZZV7W88
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Some memories are better left forgotten...

Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can't be distracted from her mission. With American troops being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it's more than priority. It's critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him.

Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn't seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth.

With the number of murders claiming rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements--a serial killer. One that doesn't appear to be human.

Thrust into a world she can't escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else's future, but how can she succeed if she can't even remember what role Marcos played in her past?

When Darkness Whispers is a unique blend of paranormal and military romance you won't want to put down! If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you'll love When Darkness Whispers! 



Linda's Thoughts:
They had a past together. Did it rule out a future?

#CoverReveal of Fighting for Everything by Laura Kaye




Fighting for Everything 
(Warrior Fight Club #1)
by Laura Kaye
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018

#CoverReveal of Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward




Gentleman Nine
by Penelope Ward
Expected publication: February 19th 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

5 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Catalyst by Rachel Grant

 



35712729Title: Catalyst
Series: Flashpoint #2
Author: Rachel Grant
Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 11 hours and 24 minutes
Published: November 21, 2017 (Audible Studios)
ISBN: ASIN: B0772YW3MY
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

When a food storage depot in famine-struck South Sudan is torched, American aid worker Brie Stewart flees, only to land in a market where she’s the next item up for auction. Is the attack on the aid facility another assault upon the war-torn fledgling democracy, or has her family set her up as a pawn in their quest for oil rights?

Chief Warrant Officer Sebastian Ford crossed paths with Brie years ago when she was a shill for her family’s company, pushing a pipeline that threatened his tribe’s land. Determined to lead the rescue operation to save her, he won’t let her abduction—or the attraction that flares between them—get in the way of settling their unfinished business.

The Green Beret’s skills are put to the test in the flooded grasslands of South Sudan, where they must battle nature and dangerous factions who are after more than oil. Bastian and Brie put their hearts on the line as they find themselves embroiled in a conflict that extends beyond country and continent. Together they must douse the spark before it reaches the flashpoint and engulfs everything they hold dear.



Your Thoughts:
“So, your friends call you Bastian. Your enemies call you asshole. What do lovers call you?”
“Why do you want to know?”
She smiled up at the stars. “Future reference.”

Happy #BookBirthday to My Kinda Mess by Lacey Black + #Giveaway




36681994My Kinda Mess 
(Summer Sisters #4)
by Lacey Black
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published January 16th 2018
ASINB078C5HFRT
All her life, Lexi Summer has dreamed of one thing: to become a mother. As the youngest of six, she’s accustomed to the chaos and camaraderie that comes with a big family, which is why she has been anxious to get a jump on this next phase in her life. She thought she had it all: the perfect house, husband, and future. Until one secret rips it all apart.

Nothing in Linkin Stone’s life has been easy. Raised by a single mom, working two jobs, and helping with his much younger twin brothers which keep him on his toes. He busts his butt to right the wrong of someone from his past and keep the ones he loves safe. He doesn’t need anyone or anything. But that all changes the moment he meets his sexy, feisty neighbor, Lexi.

When fates collide, two people on separate paths suddenly find themselves traveling the same road. Could an easy friendship turn into something more? Or in the end, will their decision kinda create one big mess? 


Monday, January 15, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of Three French Hens by Lynsay Sands

 



13596692Title: Three French Hens
Author: Lynsay Sands
Format: Kindle, 83 pages
Published: April 9th 2012 by Avon
ISBN: ASIN B007ED709A
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Previously published in the print anthologies Five Gold Rings and A Historical Christmas Present.

Brinna, a twelfth-century scullery maid, gets the chance to play a lady—and win the true love of an impoverished lord. Her fate changes when a new guest, Lady Joan, arrives at the castle. Desperate to escape her arranged marriage to Royce of Thurleah, Joan suggests that look-alike Brinna take her place at the Christmas festivities. Suddenly, Brinna finds herself being wooed by a true gentleman, getting perhaps the best Christmas present of all: a new life. A classic novella from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands. 



Linda's Thoughts:
Careful what you wish for…

Happy #BookBirthday to Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland




36593240Sex, Not Love
by Vi Keeland
Paperback, 300 pages
Expected publication: January 15th 2018 by C. Scott Publishing Corp.
ISBN 1942215703
From #1 New York Times Bestseller Vi Keeland, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. 

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sexy Snippets: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas


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!



Sexy Snippets is off hiatus! We hope that you'll enjoy this steamy, weekly feature!
Today I am sharing a snippet from one of my all-time favorite stories, no matter how many times I re-read it, it always feels like the first time!


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"I missed you every moment," Rhys said, leaning down to kiss the corner of my mouth.
"Your smile."
His lips grazed over the shell of my ear and my back arched slightly.
"Your laugh."
He pressed a kiss to my neck, right beneath my ear, and I tilted my head to give him access, biting down the urge to beg him to take more, to take faster as he murmured, "Your scent."
My eyes fluttered closed, and his hands coasted around my hips to cup my rear, squeezing as he bent to kiss the center of my throat.
"The sounds you make when I'm inside you."
His tongue flicked over the spot where he'd kissed, and one of those sounds indeed escaped me. Rhys kissed the hollow of my collarbone, and my core went utterly molten.
"My brave, bold, brilliant mate." 



You don't want to miss a single page of this series!
A Court of Thorns and Roses 







#Spotlight on Cowboy SEAL Homecoming by Nicole Helm + #Giveaway




35023943Cowboy SEAL Homecoming 
(Navy SEAL Cowboys #1)
by Nicole Helm
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492621307
Three former Navy SEALs
Injured in the line of duty
Desperate for a new beginning...
Searching for a place to call their own.


Alex Maguire never thought he'd go home again. The perfect soldier, the perfect leader, he's spent his whole life running away from Blue Valley, Montana―but when a tragic accident bounces him and two of his men out of the SEALs, there's nowhere left to turn but the ranch he used to call his own...and the confusing, innocently beguiling woman who now lives there.

Becca Denton's like nothing he could have imagined. She's far too tempting for her own good, but when she offers to help turn the ranch into a haven for injured veterans, he can't exactly say no. He'll just need to keep his distance. But something in her big green eyes makes Alex want to set aside the mantle of the perfect soldier and discover the man he could have been...safe and whole within the shelter of her arms.

The Prodigal SEAL has come home. 


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday Sangria : Chocolate-Covered Cabernet (#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!  

The weather outside is frightful! ☃ Here in Central Florida, it's not so sunny but at least it's a little warmer right now then most other parts of the country. However, cold weather is rolling back in this weekend so what better way to combat it then with chocolate and wine?! 🍫🍷 This is the grown-up version of hot cocoa! ☕

P.S. I'll be switching up between wine cocktail (like this one) and sangria recipes, with this weekly feature!


Chocolate-Covered Cabernet
Servings: 4 | Total Time: 25 minutes

Read an #Excerpt from Bayside Passions by Melissa Foster + #Giveaway




34876216Bayside Passions 
(Bayside Summers #2)
by Melissa Foster
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 284 pages
Published January 10th 2018 by World Literary Press
ASINB06XYPT5X1
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.

In BAYSIDE PASSIONS...
When Emery Andrews's best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who's as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.

After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean's ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he'll have to bide his time.

When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she's there, Dean doesn't hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what's right before her eyes--although that guy she's got a date with might be a problem.


Friday, January 12, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of The White Lily by Juliette Cross

 



36046438Title: The White Lily
Series: Vampire Blood #3
Author: Juliette Cross
Format: Kindle, 326 pages
Published: 23 October 2017  (Entangled: Amara Publishing)
ISBN: ASIN: B0763T5WBM
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

To the north of the Varis empire, a mysterious faction spreads propaganda against the vampire monarchy. Friedrich Volya, the Duke of Winter Hill, seeks to discover who they are before his uncle finds them first. King Dominik will punish the traitors with brutal force.

Local schoolteacher, the raven-haired Brennalyn, is on her own mission—to spy on the duke and discover what she can for the Black Lily. She longs to help the commonwealth and bring justice to the many orphans left behind from the ravages of the blood madness, like the children she lovingly keeps in her care. What she doesn’t plan for is the heart-pounding attraction she feels for the duke, enemy to the Black Lily.

But when Brennalyn’s secret puts her life and the life of her children in danger, Friedrich steps in as her protector, she finds out there’s more to the duke than she thought.



Your Thoughts:
She wasn’t the kind of woman to give herself easily. But she’d never known a man or vampire like him. He always got what he wanted. And right now, he wanted nothing more in the wide world than the complete and absolute submission of the lovely Miss Snow.  

#Spotlight on The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren + #Giveaway

Available now! Don't miss our REVIEW of this title! 



34569847The Ones Who Got Away 
(The Ones Who Got Away #1)
by Roni Loren
Mass Market Paperback, 354 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492651400
Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence.

It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night—a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away.

Liv Arias thought she'd never return to Long Acre—until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs... 


Thursday, January 11, 2018

5 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Dark Awakened by H.D. Smith




34731674Title: Dark Awakened
Series: The Devil’s Assistant #2
Author: H. D. Smith
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 9 hrs and 36 mins
Published: Feb 26, 2015 (Wild Fey, LLC)
ISBN: ASIN: B00U3OEATK
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Last spring Claire’s seemingly normal—if not totally screwed up—life was tossed on its head. For five years she’d been one of the damned—a human that knows the truth about the otherworldly among us. She’d worked for The Boss—the Demon King himself—as his administrative assistant, handling everything from early retirements, to Maintenance’s incessant requests for dental.

No one gets dental.

Then she walked into Purgatory—totally not her fault—went back in time, and awakened powers she never knew existed. Now Claire has a prophecy hanging over her head, a diamond ring hidden in her sock drawer, and the blood of a long dead royal running through her veins.

And it’s only going to get worse.

Her vow to live free or die takes a serious hit when she’s forced back under The Boss’s protection. Of course, there’s no protection from fate, or the Bounty Hunter sent to deliver her to Purgatory. And as if being “the girl” in the prophecy wasn’t enough, Claire soon discovers there are three other contenders for her role—two of whom want her dead.

Follow more of Claire’s adventures in Dark Awakened, the second installment of the Devil’s Assistant Series, to find out if she’s lucky enough to escape with her life, or if she’s just the first notch on the next contender’s belt.




Linda's Thoughts:
I pulled Thanos in for a kiss, surprising him. I wasn’t sure if it was our bond or the fear this might be my last kiss, but I didn’t hold anything back. I let him in. He took full advantage, plundering my mouth as if I were the last woman on Earth, which could have been a result of him being trapped in a desolate wasteland for the last five hundred years—but I decided not to over think it.