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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

5 Wine Glass #Review of Sentinel of Darkness by Katie Reus




40882664Title: Sentinel of Darkness
Series: Darkness #8
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Published: October 16th 2018 by KR Press, LLC
ISBN: ASIN B07FPS3N22
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She thought she’d put her past behind her…

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past with claws and fangs, demanding blood.

He’ll do whatever it takes to defend his mate…

Dagen has finally met his mate—except he insults her the first time they meet. He’s not too proud to grovel to get back into her good graces. But when a threat from her past emerges, he realizes that he’ll do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means dying—or losing her forever.



Linda's Thoughts:
He was going to make her his… 

Isla Turner's Top Ten Reasons To Stay Away From Jessie "Freakin" Beckett of Dangerous Exes by Rachel Van Dyken



Isla Turner's Top Ten Reasons To Stay Away From Jessie "Freakin" Beckett


I like control.
And I think arrogant cheating men are the devil.
Its why I cofounded Dirty Exes PI, to pin down scoundrels with the tip of my stiletto heel.
My names Isla and I have a confession to make.
I think football players are sexy.
This poses a problem since enemy number one just happens to want to take down my entire company with his massive quarterback hands. Did I mention he has massive hands already? Stupid, who likes big hands anyways? Not this girl!
He wants to destroy me.
I want to end him.
I never lose.
Besides, I've come up with a fool proof plan, I'm a woman on a mission, a woman who likes order, and lists, so I've conjured up a list of ten reasons Jessie Beckett is the absolute worse (I may have been drinking wine, but it was the only way to power through).

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 



34221193Title: The Darkest Star
Series: Origin #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Tor Teen
ISBN: 1250175739
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses


When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head...

#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old.


Crystal's Thoughts:
With The Darkest Star, readers return to the unparalleled Lux universe, with a gripping new tale rife with danger, intrigue, and passion!

Happy #BookBirthday to Royally Yours by Emma Chase




39801783Royally Yours
(Royally #4)
by Emma Chase
ebook, 215 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Emma Chase, LLC
New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase returns with a sweet and sexy standalone in the Royally Series. 

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t… is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

**

Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

**

Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

Monday, October 29, 2018

4 Wine Glass #ARC #Review of Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh




38350780Title: Archangel's Prophecy
Series: Guild Hunter #11
Author: Nalini Singh
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Berkley
ISBN: 0451491645
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy....

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.

In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.



Crystal's Thoughts:
Nalini Singh has officially been initiated into the Evil-Author Society. 😈 Archangel's Prophecy was a stunning addition to the must-read Guild Hunter series that left me on the edge of my seat and begging for more.

#Interview with Carly Bloom of Big Bad Cowboy




Lexi: Today we have some pink moscato to sip on while we get to hear about a new cowboy series with a fairy tale twist. Welcome to the blog, Carly Bloom!

Thank you! And I am all in for the Moscato.


Lexi: Cowboys and fairy tales, what a combination! Who doesn’t love the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad Cowboy. What inspired you to write Big Bad Cowboy?

I wanted to play with a You’ve Got Mail theme in a small-town setting. It was challenging to come up with a way for my couple to grow in two relationships with two different sets of character arcs (and two different tropes!) simultaneously. I decided to have them meet at a Halloween party (I bet you can guess their costumes).

As Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, instant sexual attraction leads to a steamy anonymous texting relationship. However, as Maggie and Travis, they’re in direct competition in the business arena, and it’s a slow, simmering journey that takes them from enemies to lovers.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

#Spotlight on Wolf Rising by Paige Tyler + #Giveaway




38396717Wolf Rising
(SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #8)
by Paige Tyler
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: October 30th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492670537
Werewolf SWAT Officer Jayden Brooks has yet to meet The One—but when he rescues teacher Selena Rosa from a hostage situation at her high school, he knows he’s in trouble. Her scent is irresistible.

There’s a reason for that powerful scent—and it isn’t an expensive perfume. Thanks to the traumatizing events at the school, the werewolf gene flipped on and Selena’s going through the change. Even scarier, she’s on track to become an omega—an out-of-control and violent breed. It’s going to take everything Brooks has if he wants any chance to pull her back from the edge…and ultimately win her heart.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

#Spotlight on Snowed in for Christmas by Noelle Adams, Zoe York, Samantha Chase




41915014Snowed in for Christmas
(Holiday Acres #2 (Stranded in the Snow))
by Noelle Adams,  Zoe York, Samantha Chase 
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published October 23rd 2018
ASINB07HFDZ3B3
Three all-new holiday novellas about couples finding love while trapped together in the snow.

Stranded in the Snow (Holiday Acres, Book 2) by Noelle Adams

Olivia Holiday doesn't expect to spend the weekend stranded in a romantic cottage during a snowstorm with the one man she dislikes the most. Scott is a player and holds a grudge against her family, and she's determined not to give in to the deep feelings for him she's been hiding.

A Christmas Rescue (Silver Bell Falls, Book 4) by Samantha Chase

Saving a litter of puppies right before Christmas was incredibly rewarding for Bailey Walsh. But getting snowed in with her sexy-yet-grinchy veterinarian boss turns out to be rewarding in a whole other way.

Love on the Edge of Reason (Pine Harbour, Book 8) by Zoe York

Tom Minelli doesn't know why Chloe Davis has fled Pine Harbour, but she's pregnant with his baby and he wants her back. But a winter storm rolls in just as he finds her, trapping them together in a cabin on the lake.

Friday, October 26, 2018

#CoverReveal of Dragon in the Blood by Juliette Cross




Dragon in the Blood
(Vale of Stars #2)
by Juliette Cross
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
October 29, 2018
ASINB01FNI7L1E

Read an #Excerpt from The Society by K.A. Linde




28577888The Society
(Ascension #4)
by K.A. Linde 
Published October 23rd 2018
War is on the horizon.

All while a new power grows strong, threatening the very balance of good and evil.

Desperate to save her homeland, Cyrene goes in search of the dragons that may be the key to ending this battle—and heal her dying friend.

Can Cyrene master her magic to save the world?


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Maximum Security, The New Series by Kat Martin + #Giveaway

Please raise your glasses for our special guest today. I'm beyond excited to welcome one of my all-time favorite authors, whom I have every historical romance book that she ever wrote and many of her romantic suspense, Kat martin! 


Maximum Security

The New Series


WAIT UNTIL DARK is a digital novella that introduces my new Maximum Security series, set around a private security company in Dallas, Texas.  The story gives you a sneak peak at the private detectives, bail enforcement agents, and bodyguards who work at The Max. 

If you read BEYOND DANGER, Beau Reese’s story, you might recall meeting Chase Garrett, the owner of Maximum Security, where female detective, Cassidy Jones, was employed.   The first full-length novel in the series, Chase’s story, THE CONSPIRACY, will be out January 22 of next year--just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Tempting Brooke by Kristen Proby




36662882Tempting Brooke
(Big Sky #2.5)
by Kristen Proby 
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 125 pages
Published October 23rd 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her Big Sky series…

Brooke’s Blooms has taken Cunningham Falls by surprise. The beautiful, innovative flower shop is trendy, with not only gorgeous flower arrangements, but also fun gifts for any occasion. This store is Brooke Henderson’s deepest joy, and it means everything to her, which shows in how completely she and her little shop have been embraced by the small community of Cunningham Falls.

So, when her landlord dies and Brody Chabot saunters through her door, announcing that the building has been sold, and will soon be demolished, Brooke knows that she’s in for the fight of her life. But she hasn’t gotten this far by sitting back and quietly doing what she’s told. Hustle is Brooke’s middle name, and she has no intention of losing this fight, no matter how tempting Brody’s smile -- and body -- is.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Take the "Fidelity Test" with Tara Brown's He Loves You Not + #Giveaway




Take the "Fidelity Test" with Tara Brown's He Loves You Not 



My newest release is He Loves You Not!

The high concept romance is centered around Lacey Winters, my hard working and slightly devious heroine.

She’s intelligent, fun, and absolutely gorgeous inside and out.

Her main love in life is her brother Martin, who at the start of the novel is diagnosed with something terrible.

The sickness puts Lacey into a bit of a tailspin. Not only is her favorite person in the world sick, but the availability of her funds for her final year of college come into question.

Not that she would ever complain, the money is going to a worthy cause.

But Lacey needs to graduate. Her dream job is awaiting her.

Monday, October 22, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of Consumed by J.R. Ward




38622279Title: Consumed
Series: Firefighters #1
Author: J.R. Ward
Format: eBook/Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Piatkus
ISBN: 0349420629
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family's scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm . . .



Crystal's Thoughts:
J. R. Ward’s Consumed is a gripping, powerful, and explosive story of love and second chances that kept me turning the pages!

Kyle’s Top 5 Memories With Ophelia from A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst + #Giveaway




Kyle’s Top 5 Memories With Ophelia from A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst



In A Brand New Ending, Kyle Kimpton and Ophelia Bishop are only eighteen years old when they decide to run away together to pursue their dreams. Leaving the family farm behind, they escape to Hollywood to get married and chase their careers. Kyle plans on being a famous writer, and Ophelia longs to be a singer as great as Adele. Unfortunately, their paths diverge and rip apart their relationship. As Kyle thrives in Hollwyood as the new hotshot screenwriter in town, Ophelia falters when she realizes in order to be famous in the music industry, she needs to change who she is. Choices are made that rip them apart, and Ophelia returns to the family farm with her heart shattered and dreams destroyed.

Kyle realizes he’s made a big mistake letting go of the only woman he’s ever loved. His memories haunt him. Here are the top five he thinks about constantly:

Saturday, October 20, 2018

#Giveaway of Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. EVERY BREATH is a sweeping romance about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals -- transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate. In the tradition of The Notebook, Sparks delivers another classic story told with the signature emotional power that readers have come to love over 20 years.  




38212843Every Breath
by Nicholas Sparks 
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing
ASINB0796RNF48
In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals -- transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.

Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties -- and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?