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Monday, April 30, 2018

3.5 Wine Glass ARC #Review of Fatal Throne by Candace Fleming, M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell





Title: Fatal Throne
Authors:  Candace Fleming, M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell


9781524716196
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Lexi
Source: Publisher
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The tragic lives of Henry VIII and his six wives are reimagined by seven acclaimed and bestselling authors in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of Wolf Hall and Netflix's The Crown.

He was King Henry VIII, a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with both his power as king and with siring a male heir. They were his queens --six ill-fated women, each bound for divorce, or beheading, or death.Watch spellbound as each of Henry's wives attempts to survive their unpredictable king and his power-hungry court. See the sword flash as fiery Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery. Follow Jane Seymour as she rises from bullied court maiden to beloved queen, only to die after giving birth. Feel Catherine Howard's terror as old lovers resurface and whisper vicious rumors to Henry's influential advisors. Experience the heartache of mothers as they lose son after son, heir after heir. Told in stirring first-person accounts, Fatal Throne is at once provocative and heartbreaking, an epic tale that is also an intimate look at the royalty of the most perilous times in English history. 


WHO'S WHO:

*M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII
*Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon
*Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn
*Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour
*Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves
*Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard
*Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr



Happy #BookBirthday to Lyric by Molly McAdams




39087301Lyric 
(Rebel #1)
by Molly McAdams 
Published April 30th 2018 by Jester Creations, LLC
ISBN139780998420066
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Molly McAdams delivers the first captivating, stand-alone novel in her REDEMPTION series spin-off—the REBEL series...

I’m not the kind of girl you forget.

I wish I was.

I wish I was normal.

That I could blend into a crowd. Have a future with the man I’ve loved my entire life . . .
Maxon James understands me in a way others can’t.

For as long as I can remember, he’s vowed that one day he would claim my wild, rebel heart. God knows I wanted him to try. I wanted the life he promised me in his lyrics.

But his assurances couldn’t change the past, and the infamous mafia blood in my veins guarantees my heart can’t be claimed.

Somewhere along the way, I slipped. I let myself believe we could have it all. Now a dark, menacing shadow hovers between us, mocking us for daring to hope for a normal future.

And it’s come to collect on a blood oath.

My name’s Elizabeth Borello—Libby for short. Don’t worry about forgetting it . . . He hasn’t.

Read an #Excerpt from Rome's Chance by Joanna Wylde




36653162Rome's Chance 
(Reapers MC #6.6)
by Joanna Wylde
Kindle Edition, 154 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
ASINB078455ZXP
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series… 

Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her.

She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away.

The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her.

Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and would’ve followed him anywhere. Still, she deserved a shot at happiness somewhere bigger and better than a town like Hallies Falls. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do.

When she came around a third time, he’d had enough. Randi Whittaker had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his.

This time, the only way Randi would be leaving Hallies Falls was on the back of Rome’s bike. 


#Spotlight on Back in the Game by Meghan Quinn




39994840Back in the Game
by Meghan Quinn
Kindle Edition
Published April 28th 2018
ASINB07CRB3ZQP
Single dad and hockey star, Calder Weiss has put his love life on the back burner for the past five years, raising his daughter and keeping up with the demands of his profession.

But all that changes the minute Rachel Perry runs into him in the most unlikely of places, right outside the men's bathroom. Vibrant and enchanting, she captures his attention, making it impossible for him to walk away without scoring her number.

Their connection is immediate, their attraction palpable, and their relationship undeniable. But Rachel isn't the only girl in Calder's life which scares him, because Calder's daughter already lost her mother. He doesn't want Shea to lose someone close to her again, making Rachel's task of breaking through Calder's wall that much more difficult. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sexy Snippets: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo


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!

5 Wine Glass #Review of Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren




36206591Title: Love and Other Words
Author: Christina Lauren
Format: Kindle/Hardcover, 432 pages
Published: April 10th 2018 by Gallery Books
ISBN: 1501190539
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Love, loss, friendship, and the betrayals of the past all collide in this first fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You).

The story of the heart can never be unwritten.

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.

But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother...only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.

Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.




Crystal's Thoughts:
Author duo Christina Lauren,  delivers a second chance romance unlike any you've read before with their latest title, Love and Other Words.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday Sangria: Birthday Sangria (#Wine #Recipe #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!  



It's my birthday weekend! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‚ Once you get past a certain age, the number matter less, and the time spent getting there means more. Am I right? And I am definitely going to spend some time enjoying this birthday sangria recipe this weekend! It is made with strawberries and blueberries. Two fruits that I love, and can usually be found in my refrigerator at any given time. Bonus, they're in season which means - they're not crazy expensive! Now if I can only get to them before my kids do.... Cheers! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿท


Birthday Sangria
Servings: 1 

Read an #Excerpt from My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan




35068830My Oxford Year
by Julia Whelan
ebook, 352 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 0062740652
Major Motion Picture Already in Development with Temple Hill Entertainment

Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Oxford, this sparkling debut novel tells the unforgettable story about a determined young woman eager to make her mark in the world and the handsome man who introduces her to an incredible love that will irrevocably alter her future—perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks.

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she’s envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn’t anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret.

Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she’s falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she’s always wanted are the same ones she’s now yearning for. 


Friday, April 27, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope




36347830Song of Blood & Stone 
(Earthsinger Chronicles #1)
by L. Penelope
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2018 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 8th 2015)
ISBN 1250148073
A treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers. 

Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive--an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.

Jack's mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagamiri is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and it's people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda's Earthsong to do it. They escape their ruthless captors and together they embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps.

Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation.

The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war. 


Thursday, April 26, 2018

News from Tory Richards, Author of DANGEROUS + #Giveaway




News from Tory Richards, Author of DANGEROUS


Hi everyone! Crystal has been sweet enough to let me post here today. I actually have a couple of things coming up that I wanted to share with you. It's a little early but the events will be here before you know it, so mark your calendars!

Mother's Day is coming up. Anyone familiar with Shadow Dog Designs? If you're into handmade, one of a kind jewelry that is absolutely beautiful and unique you'll want to check out her website. I've recently run some giveaways with her jewelry and have decided to do another rafflecopter giveaway for Mother's Day. So beginning May first head over to my WEBSITE and enter for the beautiful earrings I've picked out.

Read an #Excerpt from Tinfoil Heart by Daisy Prescott + #Giveaway




36483437Tinfoil Heart
by Daisy Prescott
Expected publication: April 24th 2018
ISBN139781732133006
A new romantic comedy about love, letting go, and little green men from USA Today Bestselling author Daisy Prescott.

My father was abducted by aliens.
Or so I believed for the last eighteen years.

After my mother's death, I moved to Roswell, capital of all things alien. I’m going to find out the truth and nothing will stop me . . . except Boone Santos.

Compared to the intergalactic tinfoil hat brigade, he's a god amongst mere mortals. Too handsome for his own good (and mine), with a grumpy arrogance, and the most beautiful smile ever—he smashes my plan to pieces like a UFO crashing into the desert.

I need a tinfoil hat for my heart.

Do I believe in aliens? I’m not sure.
What do I believe? I’m not going to fall in love with Boone. Definitely not . . . 


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#Spotlight on Siren Enslaved by Sophie Oak/Lexi Blake




38889073Siren Enslaved 
(Texas Sirens #3) 
by Sophie Oak/Lexi Blake 
Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 351 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by DLZ Entertainment, LLC (first published February 18th 2011)
ASINB07B4N7NF3
Re-released in a second edition with new scenes. 

Julian Lodge has everything a man could want. He's rich, successful and owns the most exclusive club in Dallas. But something is missing.

Finn Taylor has worked his way up in the world from humble beginnings in Willow Fork, Texas. The only thing he still loves in his hometown is Danielle Bay. He never told her he was actually bisexual, and he never confessed his love for her. Now she's getting married, and Finn is sure he's lost his chance with the only person he'll ever love.

Julian's vacation to the Barnes-Fleetwood ranch brings them all together. After Dani jumps into Julian's car while fleeing her wedding, Julian knows he has to have her. But nothing is easy in Willow Fork. A danger from Julian's past threatens them all. Julian will have to convince both Dani and Finn that being his will be the best decision they ever made. 


Read an #Excerpt from Blood Type by K.A. Linde




35263206Blood Type 
(Blood Type #1)
by K.A. Linde
ebook, 1st edition, 290 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by Loveswept
ISBN139781524798086
A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.

For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.

In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her.

Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked faรงade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed.

For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her.
AMAZON | B&N

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Happy #BookBirthday to Maid for Love by Marie Force + #Giveaway

Maid for Love is re-releasing in paperback today!



Maid for Love 
(Gansett Island Series #1)
by Marie Force
ebook, 236 pages
Published April 29th 2011 by HTJB, Inc.
ISBN139780983475439
Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love. 

Happy #BookBirthday to Iron Princess by Meghan March




37857663Iron Princess 
(Savage Trilogy #2)
by Meghan March
300 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by Red Dress Press
New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Meghan March, continues the story of her next devastating and damaged anti-hero in Iron Princess.

He’s a mystery. An enigma.

His very identity is a secret buried beneath layers of deception.

He’s also an addiction I can’t shake. An attraction I can’t fight.

And then I found out exactly who he is—a man more dangerous than the devil himself.

Now I need him in order to save everything that matters to me.

I have to pull back. Protect myself from the danger that haunts his every step.

Which would be easy . . . if I could stop myself from falling in love with him.

Monday, April 23, 2018

#Giveaway of Royal Treatment by Tracy Wolff




35156319Royal Treatment 
(His Royal Hotness #2)
by Tracy Wolff
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 255 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by Loveswept
ASINB07287QDC3
What’s a crown prince to do with time on his hands? Or better yet, who? It’s Prince Garrett’s turn to find love in this mouthwatering standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Royal Pain.

Once upon a time I was being groomed to sit on the throne of Wildemar. Now I’m lucky they let me into the palace through the front door. After I was kidnapped and tortured by extremists, my reward upon my release is that nobody trusts me enough to let me be king. And since my twin brother, Kian, has assumed all my responsibilities, I figure why not take over as the black sheep?

But after breaking things off with my betrothed—we never had much chemistry, anyway—and giving the jetsetting playboy lifestyle a try, I’m starting to wonder if I’m cut out for this s***. Then I meet Lola Barnes, a drop-dead gorgeous entrepreneur from the States who’s as refreshing as she is feisty.

It’s supposed to be a one-night-stand—until the press catches wind of my “new American sweetheart.” Trouble is, Lola’s no sweetheart. But the more I see our names together in the headlines, the more I find myself craving another taste. . . .

Read an #Excerpt from The Plan by Katie Ashley




39893351The Plan 
(The Proposition #4)
by Katie Ashley
Kindle Edition, 101 pages
Published April 18th 2018 (first published October 17th 2017)
ASINB07CH7Y7SD
For Jenny O’Malley, the plan was supposed to be easy. Become the surrogate for her friends, Connor and Jeff, deliver their healthy baby, and earn some money towards her student loans. But as the saying goes, the best-laid plans often go awry. Especially when you’re looking at the prospect of not getting laid for a long, long time.

With T-Minus two weeks to insemination, Jenny decides to take her friend’s suggestion to have one wild fling before she’s saddled with heartburn and stretchmarks. When a tall, dark, and handsome man in skin-tight jeans, cowboy boots, and a Stetson swaggers into the bar where she works, Jenny knows he is the one. After a scorching night of banging boots until dawn, Jenny is a little sad to see her Cowboy in Shining Armor leave.

When he reenters her life a few weeks later, she never could have imagined a positive sign could be such a negative.