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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

5 Wine Glass #Review of Lionheart by Thea Harrison




35842999Title: Lionheart
Series: Moonshadow #3
Author: Thea Harrison
Format: Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published: October 15th 2018 by Teddy Harrison LLC
ISBN: ASIN B07GJ1K9T9
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the final story in her spellbinding Moonshadow trilogy…

King Oberon reigned over his Dark Court in Lyonesse for centuries, until an assassination attempt laid him low. Now he lies unconscious in his snow-bound palace, while his Power battles the enchantment that threatens to end his life.

A skilled trauma surgeon and magic-user, Dr. Kathryn Shaw reigns at the top of her profession in New York. Then comes a challenge she can’t resist—she is asked to cure the uncureable. Just getting close enough to try healing Oberon is a dangerous proposition. When she does reach him, he awakens too soon.

Roused from darkness by Kathryn’s presence, Oberon confronts the beautiful stranger who claims she wants to save his life. But the enchantment has frozen his emotions. How can he learn to trust her when he can’t feel anything?

Oberon’s desire is icy, devoid of all tenderness. Not only must Kathryn match wits with him, she must also fight her reaction to his touch, because there is so much more at stake than her own endangered heart.

For the Dark Court faces its most deadly peril yet. Its ancient enemy Isabeau, Queen of the Light Court, is obsessed with its annihilation, and Oberon must be brought to remember his loyalty and affection for his people.

Because if he won’t fight for them, Lyonesse itself may very well be destroyed…



Linda's Thoughts:
Intense, passionate, magical, entertaining, fast-paced, action-packed and a fab ending to this trilogy!

#Spotlight on Just This Once by Mira Lyn Kelly + #Giveaway




37827183Just This Once
(The Wedding Date #3)
by Mira Lyn Kelly 
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492670758
He can’t have her.
So he moves in with her…
What could possibly go wrong?

As heir to a chain of luxury hotels, Sean Wyse III always gets what he wants. So when he sees a freeloading roommate taking advantage of his spunky best friend, Molly Brandt, he doesn’t hesitate to step in. He kicks out the roommate…and moves himself in.

Molly loves quality time with Sean, but spending nights with him one wall away threatens to wake the crush she thought she’d gotten over. A crush Sean knows nothing about, which might be a problem…considering how hard Sean’s been working never to think of Molly that way.

Monday, October 15, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of Soulfire by Juliette Cross

  



40922742Title: Soulfire: A Dragon Fantasy Romance
Series: Nightwing #1
Author: Juliette Cross
Format: Kindle Edition, 172 pages
Published: September 10th 2018 (first published October 20th 2014)
ISBN: ASIN B07FXJHMLB
Links: Goodreads  | Amazon
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

In a world divided by prejudice and hatred, only love can bridge the chasm.

Tensions are rising in the Gladium Province. The boundary between humans and Morgons has begun to blur. While the human aristocracy strives to maintain distance between their daughters and the dragon-hybrid race, fate has other plans.

As the daughter of the corporate king, Jessen Cade is duty-bound to honor her arranged marriage to a man she detests. Feeling trapped by family duty and a loveless future, she longs for more, straying to the Morgon side of the city.

Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the powerful Morgon clan, and the greatest enemy of Jessen’s father. When a bar-room brawl thrusts Jessen into his arms, his dragon roars to the surface, craving to sate his carnal hunger in the brown-eyed beauty. The beast in Lucius recognizes her as his own, even if the man refuses to admit the truth.



Your Thoughts:
“I have the compelling need to press my lips to yours. To see if they taste as sweet as they look. I don’t want to, and yet” – he brushed the pad of his thumb along my lower lips, then the top – “I’ve never kissed a human woman.”

My breath came shallow and quick. “I’ve never kissed a Morgon man.”

Happy #BookBirthday to Crossing Hope by Kimberly Kincaid




40674540Crossing Hope
(Cross Creek #4)
by Kimberly Kincaid 
ebook, 321 pages
Published October 15th 2018 by Kimberly Kincaid Romance
Marley Rallston would rather be anywhere other than too-small-for-a-map-dot Millhaven, Virginia. But thanks to a heap of debt, what was supposed to be a quick trip to fulfill her mother’s dying wish has turned into an extended stay with the family she never knew she had and the father who never wanted her. To top it off, now she’s being forced to do community service with the town’s biggest bad boy, when all she wants to do is make enough cash to get out of Dodge? Life can’t get much worse.

The only thing Greyson Whittaker cares about is his family’s farm. He’ll do anything to keep Whittaker Hollow in the black, including live up to his rough, tough reputation by running the place by himself, no matter the cost. Mandatory community service with the daughter of their biggest rival is the last thing he wants or needs. But the more time Greyson and Marley spend together, the hotter their attraction burns, and the more the unlikely pair begins to realize that forbidden fruit just might taste the sweetest…



Sunday, October 14, 2018

#Giveaway of The Burn Cookbook: An Unofficial Unauthorized Cookbook for Mean Girls Fans by Jonathan Bennett and Nikki Martin

THE BURN COOKBOOK is a hilarious, delicious must-have cookbook for chefs (and wannabes) everywhere! Jonathan Bennett (that's right, Aaron Samuels himself) dishes out a tasty parody of Mean Girls, serving up behind-the-scenes stories from the movie alongside awesome recipes for treats that your favorite mean girls should be enjoying in Girl World. Like math, the language of food is the same in every country, and this cookbook is packed with amazing creations like Fetch-uccine Alfredo, You Go, Glenn (Hot) Cocoa, and Just Stab Caesar Salad. Written with the help of rock star chef Nikki Martin, Jonathan also shares his favorite recipes from his own childhood, like his mom's famous stuffed shells, mandarin chicken salad, and other specialties that will round out any special event. Perfect for happy hour (don't forget it's from 4:00 to 6:00 PM), Wednesdays, or when sweatpants are the only thing that fits, THE BURN COOKBOOK is a must-own book for any food lover still trying making fetch happen.




38508763The Burn Cookbook: An Unofficial Unauthorized Cookbook for Mean Girls Fans
by Jonathan Bennett and Nikki Martin
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN 1538747308
Real Recipes to Feed Your Inner Plastic 

THE BURN COOKBOOK is a hilarious, delicious must-have cookbook for chefs (and wannabes) everywhere! Jonathan Bennett (that's right, Aaron Samuels himself) dishes out a tasty parody of Mean Girls, serving up behind-the-scenes stories from the movie alongside awesome recipes for treats that your favorite mean girls should be enjoying in Girl World. Like math, the language of food is the same in every country, and this cookbook is packed with amazing creations like Fetch-uccine Alfredo, You Go, Glenn (Hot) Cocoa, and Just Stab Caesar Salad. Written with the help of rock star chef Nikki Martin, Jonathan also shares his favorite recipes from his own childhood, like his mom's famous stuffed shells, mandarin chicken salad, and other specialties that will round out any special event. Perfect for happy hour (don't forget it's from 4:00 to 6:00 PM), Wednesdays, or when sweatpants are the only thing that fits, THE BURN COOKBOOK is a must-own book for any food lover still trying making fetch happen.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Lovers at Heart, Reimagined by Melissa Foster + #Giveaway




39334267Lovers at Heart, Reimagined
(The Bradens #1.5)
by Melissa Foster 
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published October 10th 2018 by World Literary Press
ASINB07BKB279T
Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens. 

A Note From The Author:
If you're new to my stories, get ready to meet the couple who started the Braden sensation! Avid fans of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection may have read Treat and Max’s original story, Lovers at Heart. For the past several years, I have had the nagging feeling that there was MORE to Treat and Max’s story than I had originally thought. If you read and loved their original story, you'll adore this new, more mature and detailed spin on it! Find out the REST of Treat and Max's story and fall in love all over again in LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED!

In LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED… 
Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.

A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.

***

Within the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection you'll find fiercely loyal heroes and smart, empowered women on their search for true love. They're flawed, funny, and easy to relate to. Characters from each series appear in future Love in Bloom books. All Love in Bloom books may be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the larger series. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Dragon Night by Donna Grant




36436335Dragon Night
(Dark Kings #13.5)
by Donna Grant
Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant brings you another sizzling Dark Kings novella. 

Governed by honor and ruled by desire

There has never been a hunt that Dorian has lost. With his sights sent on a relic the Dragon Kings need to battle an ancient foe, he won’t let anything stand in his way – especially not the beautiful owner. Alexandra is smart and cautious. Yet the attraction between them is impossible to deny – or ignore. But is it a road Dorian dares to travel down again?

With her vast family fortune, Alexandra Sheridan is never without suitors. No one is more surprised than she when the charming, devilish Scotsman snags her attention. But the secrets Dorian holds is like a wall between them until one fateful night when he shares everything. In his arms she finds passion like no other – and a love that will transcend time. But can she give her heart to a dragon?? 


#Spotlight on More Than a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase + #Giveaway




37827085More Than a Phoenix
(Phoenix Brothers #2)
by Ashlyn Chase
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492645524
What do you get when you take
Two phoenix shifter brothers
Throw in one powerful witch
And one...monkey shifter?

Mallory Summers is losing it. She's discovered she can talk to dead people--and she might be able to shift to monkey form. Firefighter Dante Fierro knows the quirky beauty isn't crazy--just supernatural. But what would she think if she knew his secret?

Hothead Noah Fierro has his own sparks flying with gorgeous ER doctor Kizzy Samuels. While the attraction is mutual, so are the supernatural secrets. With this much sizzle going on, how do you not get burned?

Fighting fires is easy... Finding love is the hard part.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost




16173427Title: Bound by Flames
Series: Night Prince #3
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published: January 27th 2015 by Avon
ISBN: 0062076086
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Purchased by reviewer
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Play with fire, pay the price.

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both… 


Crystal's Thoughts:
With Leila's death, her and Vlad thought that they'd already faced the worst at the hands of their enemies, but their relationship is about to be put through the ultimate trial by fire...good thing Vlad is fireproof.

#CoverReveal of Seasons of Sorcery : A Fantasy Anthology by Jeffe Kennedy, Jennifer Estep, Grace Draven, and Amanda Bouchet




Seasons of Sorcery : A Fantasy Anthology 
by Jeffe Kennedy,  Jennifer Estep, Grace Draven, and Amanda Bouchet
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: November 13th 2018 by Brightlynx Publishing
ASINB07HHL3KJQ

Read an #Excerpt from Five Years Gone by Marie Force




38324314Five Years Gone
by Marie Force
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by HTJB, Inc.
ISBN139781946136466
The most brazen terrorist attack in history. A country bent on revenge. A love affair cut short. A heart that never truly heals.

I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone.

That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again.

The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by U.S. Special Forces in a daring raid. Now I am trapped between hoping I’ll hear from John and fearing what’ll become of my new life with Eric if I do.

From a New York Times bestselling author, Five Years Gone, a standalone contemporary, is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas. 



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

#CoverReveal of Justified by Jay Crownover




Justified
(Loveless, Texas)
by Jay Crownover 
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Forever
ASINB07J4Q8GJD

Read an #Excerpt from This Love by Kelly Elliott




37841162This Love
(Cowboys & Angels #6)
by Kelly Elliott
Print Length: 321 pages
Publisher: K. Elliott Enterprises, INC. (October 9, 2018)
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Language: English
ASIN: B07FT5LCCJ
I was a self-appointed bachelor and happy to have the title. Everyone thought it was time for me to settle down and find a nice girl. Well, no thank you. This cowboy wanted to stay clear of relationships. I wanted the freedom that came with no strings.

But what did I know? Nothing apparently.

Everything changed when I looked into her green eyes; my world tilted when she smiled at me.

What was this feeling?

Whatever was happening had me losing my damn mind. I fumbled with my words. My body wasn’t my own. I wanted her … desperately.

Was I ready to give up my bachelor days, or was this Irish girl simply an itch I needed scratched?

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe




36220356Title: A Notorious Vow
Series: The Four Hundred #3
Author: Joanna Shupe
Format: ebook, 384 pages
Published: September 25th 2018 by Avon
ISBN: 0062678922
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Edelweiss
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Joanna Shupe returns to New York City’s Gilded Age, where fortunes and reputations are gained and lost with ease—and love can blossom from the most unlikely charade

With the fate of her disgraced family resting on her shoulders, Lady Christina Barclay has arrived in New York City from London to quickly secure a wealthy husband. But when her parents settle on an intolerable suitor, Christina turns to her reclusive neighbor, a darkly handsome and utterly compelling inventor, for help.

Oliver Hawkes reluctantly agrees to a platonic marriage . . . with his own condition: The marriage must end after one year. Not only does Oliver face challenges that are certain to make life as his wife difficult, but more importantly, he refuses to be distracted from his life’s work—the development of a revolutionary device that could transform thousands of lives, including his own.

Much to his surprise, his bride is more beguiling than he imagined. When temptation burns hot between them, they realize they must overcome their own secrets and doubts, and every effort to undermine their marriage, because one year can never be enough.



Crystal's Thoughts:
A sojourn through Joanna Shupe's Gilded Age is always a delight!