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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of A Witch's Life by Leigh Ann Edwards

 



36615982Title: A Witch’s Life
Series: The Irish Witch Series: Book 5
Author: Leigh Ann Edwards
Format: Kindle,
Published: January 25th 2018 by Tule Publishing
ISBN: ASIN: B077JB8CWG
LinksGoodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses


Alainn and Killian fight to keep their loving, passionate relationship alive. But as Alainn delves deeper into her magical abilities, she uncovers a demon, a coven of wrathful witches, and a past lover...all intent on keeping her and Killian apart.

A Witch's Life is set in sixteenth century Ireland, an undoubtedly enticing and mystical time and place, yet wrought with misfortune and upheaval. In this fascinating tale of undying love and enchanting fantasy, Alainn and Killian encounter numerous benevolent spirits and vengeful, dark supernatural entities.



Linda's Thoughts:
“I am presently most displeased with the entire male gender and sure it would take little inducement on your part to cause me to use this weapon to lop off your head this night. So be gone with you, for I don’t care to be in your company! You cause me great suspicion!”
“I cause you suspicion? You’re the one doin’ the whole Lizzie Borden routine!”

#CoverReveal of Cupcake Explosion by Bethany Lopez + #Giveaway




Cupcake Explosion 
(Cupcakes #4)
by Bethany Lopez
Expected publication: May 2018

#Spotlight on Seeking Mr. Wrong by Tamara Morgan + #Giveaway




36748553Seeking Mr. Wrong 
(Penelope Blue #3)
by Tamara Morgan
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: March 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492634727
A fool-proof way to spice up any relationship: 
1. Infiltrate a deadly ring of thieves, cons, and crooks.
2. Try to escape with your lives.

Penelope Blue used to be one of the best jewel thieves in New York City--but that was before falling in love with FBI poster boy Grant Emerson. Now she works at his side, helping her former enemy catch her past-life colleagues, and she couldn't be happier.

If only Grant would remember to play by the rules.

Now he's gone undercover on a cruise ship full of hardened criminals. To keep him safe, Penelope must pretend they're nothing but strangers...while searching for an information broker desperately wanted by the FBI. While doing her darndest not to backslide and steal 20 million dollars' worth of diamonds from beneath the noses of the criminal elite. It's all Penelope can do to keep this mission afloat...

Good thing this cat burglar has plenty of lives to spare.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

3.5 Wine Glass #Review of True to You by Jennifer Ryan

 



35068666Title:  True to You
Series:  Montana Heat  #2
Author:  Jennifer Ryan
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 384 pgs
Published: Feb. 27, 2018 by Avon
ASIN: B07192GP32
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Edelweiss
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A Montana Man risks everything for the woman he loves . . .

Undercover DEA Special Agent Dawson King spent five months in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Except there’s a wild card . . . the killer’s beloved daughter. Cara Potter may appear to be on the right side of the law, but King has learned the hard way to trust no one—even someone as tantalizing as the coffee shop owner. She’s irresistible . . . but is she also dangerous?

From the moment he enters her life, King makes Cara . . . nervous. The handsome drifter says he wants to get his life together . . . but there is something about him that doesn’t quite ring true. Cara wants to believe in him, yet she holds back despite the way he awakens dormant dreams and leaves her breathless with his sexy smile, steamy kisses, his every touch.

When the explosive truth comes out and she’s betrayed by the ones she loves, Cara must decide—can she trust her heart, or should she listen to her head?



Kimberly’s Thoughts:
With a drug kingpin father, paranoid delusion uncle, and deceased mother, Cara has learned and protected herself with her trust issues. She runs a truck stop coffee house devoted to giving parolees second chances but trying to keep her life separate from her father's is proving more and more difficult.

As a DEA Special Agent, Dawson has devoted his life to taking drugs off the street and taking down the bad guys. When a drug dealer uses his skills as a sniper to take out a rival, he makes it his personal mission to send him to jail. Trying to get an in with the man's daughter may prove fruitless in entering the drug world but Dawson may have succeeded in finally finding love.

Happy #BookBirthday to Everlife by Gena Showalter + #Giveaway

New from Gena Showalter, author of the New York Times bestselling The White Rabbit Chronicles, comes a series finale that will keep you on the edge of your seat rooting for the characters until the very last page. Don’t miss the EPIC CONCLUSION to the Everlife novels, a series fans calls “vividly unique,” “unforgettable” and “exhilarating.” Grab your copy today!



35140598Everlife 
(Everlife #3)
by Gena Showalter
ebook, 304 pages
Published February 27th 2018 by Harlequin Teen
ISBN139781488030437

AMAZON | B&N 
From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes book three in the unique and exhilarating Everlife series. 

STAND TOGETHER OR FALL ALONE.

THE FATE OF THE EVERLIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

At seventeen years old, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice—where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered…until now. The numbers-obsessed Conduit is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late?

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite at long last—or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival Laborer who sets her blood aflame.

When nothing goes as planned and betrayal leads to the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian will have to rebuild trust from the ashes of their hearts. Victory seems impossible; the odds stacked against them. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?


Happy #BookBirthday to Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan




36151824Baby Daddy
by Kendall Ryan
300 pages
Expected publication: February 27th 2018
We met in a trapped elevator.

Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie.

I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right?

At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting—I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.

After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner—he also insisted on something else—that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way.

But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for. 

Happy #BookBirthday to At the Stroke of Midnight by Tara Sivec




36440663At the Stroke of Midnight 
(Naughty Princess Club #1)
by Tara Sivec
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: February 27th 2018 by Swerve
ASINB076H81JMW
Meet the Naughty Princess Club: a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that introduces readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that ensue when three women start a new business to make it rain.

Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter.

Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party on Fairytale Lane, she meets two other “princesses” also facing money troubles: antique store owner Ariel and librarian Isabelle. When the women are invited to wear their costumes to a party where they’re mistaken for strippers, Cindy, Ariel, and Belle realize that a career change could be the best way to make their money problems go bippity-boppity-boo.

But can structured Cindy approach a stripper pole without sanitizing wipes? And could the blue-eyed anti-prince that has been crossing her path become Cindy’s happily ever after? At the Stroke of Midnight is a hilarious, empowering story where princesses can save themselves while slaying in stilettos. 


Monday, February 26, 2018

3.5 Wine Glass #ARC #Review of The Sins of Lord Lockwood by Meredith Duran

 



35297489Title:  The Sins of Lord Lockwood
Series:  Rules for the Reckless  #6
Author:  Meredith Duran
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 369 pgs
Published: Feb. 27, 2018 by Pocket Books
ASIN: B074ZNVSDW
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Steamy romance sizzles between a resurrected earl and his repentant bride in USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran's latest historical romance.

BACK FROM THE DEAD, AN EARL SEEKS VENGEANCE...

Liam Devaliant, Lord Lockwood, was born into a charmed life. Charismatic, powerful, and wild, he had the world at his feet—and one woman as his aim. His wedding to Anna was meant to be his greatest triumph. Instead, in a single moment, a wicked conspiracy robbed him of his future and freedom.

...BUT WILL HIS LONG-LOST COUNTESS PAY THE PRICE?

Four years later, Liam has returned from death with plans for revenge. Standing in his way, though, is his long-absent bride. Once, he adored Anna's courage. Now it seems like a curse, for Anna refuses to fear or forget him. If she can't win back Liam's love, then she means at least to save his soul...no matter the cost.



Kimberly’s Thoughts:
Thinking they both wanted a marriage in name only, Liam and Anna start to find themselves more than attracted to one another by the time their marriage actually happens.
Thinking Liam is just another person abandoning her, Anna finally believes that his disappearance on their wedding night was all according to his plan. However, Liam was kidnapped and taken to a penal colony in Australia where his journey back to England is going to take more than physical distance traveled.

5 Wine Glass #Review of The Emerald Lily by Juliette Cross

 



36672379Title: The Emerald Lily
Series: Vampire Blood #4
Author: Juliette Cross
Format: Kindle, 281 pages
Published: January 29th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, Amara
ISBN: ASIN: B0786RPJ2Y
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

When Princess Vilhelmina Dragomir is awakened from her hellish sleep with a blood kiss from a handsome stranger, she learns that much has changed while she’s been away. The armies of the Black Lily and the vampire Crown have amassed and are on the brink of war.

No romantic entanglements, no family. Mikhail Romanov, Captain of the Bloodguard, took a vow when he joined the Bloodguard. But he never planned for the gut-punching attraction he would feel for the untouchable princess. He must keep his focus, though. In order to avenge his family, it’s essential he help Mina claim her crown and keep his damn hands off of her.

But Mina sets her heart on the elusive captain, and keeping his focus on the great battle ahead becomes harder and harder. While they're making plans, the evil King Dominik has been making some of his own. This time, he will show no mercy to the Princess…



Your Thoughts:
Leaning close to her ear, he whispered, “Princess. If you can hear me, listen well. I must awaken you from this deep slumber. Pardon the intimacy and have no fear. I mean you no harm.”

Sunday, February 25, 2018

#Spotlight on Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle + #Giveaway




35023951Survive the Night 
(Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3)
by Katie Ruggle
Mass Market Paperback, 373 pages
Published February 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492643106
He's always been a haven:
For the lost. The sick. The injured.
But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he'll do more than heal her battered spirit―he'll defend her with his life.


K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe's very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path―but for all his big heart, he's never been in love.

Until he meets Sarah Clifton's haunted eyes. Until he realizes he'll do anything to save her.

All Sarah wants is to escape a life caught between ambitious crime families, but there's no outrunning her past. Her power-mad brother would hunt her to the ends of the earth...but he'd never expect Sarah to fight back. With Otto and the whole of Monroe, Colorado by her side, Sarah's finally ready to face whatever comes her way.

It's time to take a stand.


Inspired with Tara Leigh of Rock King + #Giveaway



Inspired...


So… a few years ago, I had an idea for a novel based on the lead singer of a band. I probably should have known “rock star romance” was a sub-genre that had been around forever and was extremely popular—but I had no idea! Clearly I’d been living under a rock.

My agent had recently submitted the first book of a billionaire series to publishers and so I was just waiting around. She told me to write anything I wanted— except the second book of that series (Billionaire Bosses).

#Spotlight on City Under Siege by R.J. Prescott




36677427City Under Siege
by R.J. Prescott
ebook, 412 pages
Published February 19th 2018
London is a city in flames. Tensions are high and a critical situation is about to go from bad to worse. The Prime Minister wants to send a message, and the SAS will be the ones to deliver it.

Emotional detachment is my speciality. I’m ruthless and cut throat, but there is nobody better.

Sarah Tatem is an innocent. Caught up in a world in which she doesn’t belong, and trying desperately to do the right thing. My job is to keep her safe long enough to get what’s needed, and bring an end to this siege of terror.

But something has changed. I’ve learned that the only thing stronger than loyalty is love, and now she’s gone.

My name is Lieutenant Tom Harper, and I’m about to unleash hell. 


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Saturday Sangria: BLACKBERRY VODKA SANGRIA (#Wine #Recipe #Cocktail #Sangria)


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 grocery store is bursting with berries right now! Why not take advantage with this blackberry sangria? Load up and enjoy!🍷


BLACKBERRY VODKA SANGRIA
 Prep Time: 20 minutes |  Cook Time: 15 minutes |  Total Time: 35 minutes |  Yield: 8

#Interview with Amanda J. Greene of Caressed by the Edge of Darkness




Lexi: One of the reasons we love a good series is to see those mesmerizing secondary characters get their own happily ever after. She made us wait until book five so let’s not waste any time getting down to the questions. Welcome Amanda J. Greene!

Amanda: Hi! I’m happy to be here with Reading Between the Wines Book Club. I’ve been a devoted follower of the blog for years. One of the first reviews for Caressed by Moonlight, was on this site back in 2011.

Lexi: 👐 Wooh! You introduced us to Gabriel in Caressed by Moonlight, book one in the Rulers of Darkness series. We were taken with Victoria and Dorian’s story as she got side-tracked finding a suitable husband and him fighting his curse, a 4 wine read! But we also remember meeting Gabriel Erhard. How long had you been planning to write Gabriel’s story?

Friday, February 23, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown + #Giveaway




35819633The Sometimes Sisters
by Carolyn Brown
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 309 pages
Expected publication: February 27th 2018 by Montlake Romance
ASINB0746L1VPK
A bittersweet inheritance reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.

When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as “sometimes sisters.” They connected only during the summer month they’d all spend at their grandmother’s rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building, and ten years have passed since they’ve all been together—in fact, they’ve rarely spoken, and it broke their grandmother’s heart.

Now she’s gone, leaving Annie’s Place to her granddaughters—twelve cabins, a small house, a café, a convenience store, and a lot of family memories. It’s where Dana, Harper, and Tawny once shared so many good times. They’ve returned, sharing only hidden regrets, a guarded mistrust, and haunting guilt. But now, in this healing summer place, the secrets that once drove them apart could bring them back together—especially when they discover that their grandmother may have been hiding something, too…

To overcome the past and find future happiness, these “sometimes sisters” have one more chance to realize they are always family.