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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

#CoverReveal of From Flame and Ash by Carrie Ann Ryan

From Flame and Ash

(Elements of Five #2)
by Carrie Ann Ryan 
Expected publication: November 19th 2019

Read an #Excerpt from Rescuing Macie by Susan Stoker

41881901Rescuing Macie
(Delta Force Heroes #9.5)
by Susan Stoker 
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Stoker comes a new story in her Delta Force Heroes series… 

After years of estrangement, Mercedes Laughlin has finally reconciled with her older brother. It should be the happiest time of her life, getting to know Truck and his new wife…and it would be, if an ex wasn’t causing her trouble. Add in Truck’s boss, Colonel Colton Robinson, an amazingly distracting man whom she met under embarrassing circumstances, and Macie’s got a bit more on her plate than she can handle.

From the moment they met, Colt was fascinated by Macie, and helping her through an anxiety attack at her brother’s wedding didn’t diminish the appeal. He’d do his best to sweep her off her feet, if not for a little voice telling him to tread lightly—until a frantic phone call changes the plan. Macie’s being targeted, and Colt’s determined to keep her safe while he and her brother eliminate the threat.

Colt isn’t about to let his friend lose his sister again so soon…or miss his own chance at a happy ending with Macie before they’ve barely had a beginning. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Happy #BookBirthday to Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan

43538992Junk Mail
by Kendall Ryan
300 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by Kendall Ryan
It all started with a sexy selfie.

Texted to the wrong number.


Not my finest moment—but I have nothing to be ashamed of.

She thought I was no better, and I quote, than the knuckle-dragging douche-bags she was never dating again.

It was a stupid dare from a girl I’d met online, but since she’d given me a fake number, I didn’t feel bad that my interests were suddenly focused elsewhere—on the fiery and sharp-tongued, Peyton that I found myself sparring with over text for the rest of the evening.

The following day, my case of mistaken identity came back to bite me in the banana.

When I strolled into the office, I was introduced to Peyton as the new client I needed to win over. The Peyton , in case you're not tracking.

And let’s just say she had my full attention.

Brains? Check.

Beauty? Oh yeah.

And the best part? She hated me on sight.

Dear God, do I love a challenge.

Let the games begin. 

Today's New Book Releases!

Tuesday April 23, 2019

39883920Pieces of Us
(Confessions of the Heart #3)
by A.L. Jackson 
Kindle Edition
Published April 22nd 2019
Maxon Chambers has a way of stealing all the attention.
All my affection, and all my dreams.
What I needed to remember was he’d stolen my good judgment and my virginity, too.

When he broke up with me, I ran across the country and swore I’d never return to Broadshire Rim.
But here I am, thirteen years later.

Maxon is all grown up.
Sexier than sin and more tempting than ever.
A detective on the Charleston force, he lives on the outside of safety, devoted to protecting the people of his city.
But with the way he’s looking at me now? I’m pretty sure what needs protecting is my heart.

Can we mend the pieces of us? Or will he leave my heart shattered forever . . . 

Monday, April 22, 2019

3 Wine Glass #Review of A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian


36501794Title:  A Duke in Disguise
Series:  Regency Imposters #2
Author: Cat Sebastian
Format: Paperback/eBook, 216 pages
Publication: April 9th 2019 by Avon Impulse
Links: Goodreads | Amazon |B&N
Source: Edelweiss
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

One reluctant heir

If anyone else had asked for his help publishing a naughty novel, Ash would have had the sense to say no. But he’s never been able to deny Verity Plum. Now he has his hands full illustrating a book and trying his damnedest not to fall in love with his best friend. The last thing he needs is to discover he’s a duke’s lost heir. Without a family or a proper education, he’s had to fight for his place in the world, and the idea of it—and Verity—being taken away from him chills him to the bone.

One radical bookseller

All Verity wants is to keep her brother out of prison, her business afloat, and her hands off Ash. Lately it seems she’s not getting anything she wants. She knows from bitter experience that she isn’t cut out for romance, but the more time she spends with Ash, the more she wonders if maybe she’s been wrong about herself.

One disaster waiting to happen

Ash has a month before his identity is exposed, and he plans to spend it with Verity. As they explore their long-buried passion, it becomes harder for Ash to face the music. Can Verity accept who Ash must become or will he turn away the only woman he’s ever loved?

Kimberly's Thoughts:
He held out a hairpin.
“When did you start carrying those in your pocket?” she asked, recalling that this was not the first time he had produced a timely hairpin. A very faint blush darkened Ash’s cheekbones and Verity felt her lips curl upward in response.
“I find them all over the house,” he said. “You ought to consider what conditions you’re subjecting your hairpins to if they’d rather plummet to their death than work for you. Here,” he said, lifting a loose tendril of hair. “You expect your pins to do the work of subjugating the masses. It’s oppression. Your hair clearly wants to be free.”

4 Wine Glass #Review of Sedona Sin by Lisa Kessler

42686594Title: Sedona Sin
Series: Sedona Pack #1
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published: February 25th 2019 by Lisa's Lair
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A new Alpha will rise...

Asher Mateo’s future was stolen the night the Sedona Pack Alpha marked him to be bitten. Drafted into the werewolf Pack, Asher was forced to become a man he hardly recognized. After heading up a rebellion to overthrow their Alpha, Asher can’t wash the sins from his hands and yearns for a fresh start. But he can’t bring himself to leave Naomi and her twin boys. Without a strong Alpha to lead the Pack, all their lives are at risk from a new threat who will stop at nothing to expose shifters to the world as blood thirsty killers.

Naomi Rossi used to be a graphic designer with a black belt in karate and deadly aim with ninja stars, but under a full moon a wolf bite left her changed forever. Now she’s a single mom to her twin boys, and doing her best to help her friend Asher see himself the way she does, as a leader. But a passing touch, threatens all of her plans as her wolf recognizes this man is destined to be much more than a friend…

Linda's Thoughts:
We were just a group of people who survived psychological tortures and imprisonment at the hands of a tyrant.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

5 Wine Glass #Review of Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel by Melanie Karsak

41215832Title: Golden Braids and Dragon Blades
Series: Steampunk Fairy Tales Book 4
Author: Melanie Karsak
Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Published: August 26th 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1726205010 (ISBN13: 9781726205016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Contest win and Kindle Unlimited
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Being the heir to Camelot is a tangled mess.

Rapunzel has spent her entire life living in Merlin's cave on the coast of Cornwall. Under the protection of her faerie guardian, Gothel, she’s stayed safe. Safe and bored. Dreaming of a life that looks more like a Jane Austen novel, Rapunzel fears she'll never have the chance to explore Victorian England's modern delights. Or meet a man. Or be kissed. Or anything else remotely resembling normal.

When Red Cape Society Agent Ewan Goodwin's monster-stalking device leads him to Rapunzel—and her unusual pets—the pair’s destinies entwine. Together, they must solve a mystery tied to the very roots of King Arthur's Britannia.

Golden Braids and Dragon Blades is a retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale set in Melanie Karsak’s bestselling gaslamp London steampunk universe. 

Linda's Thoughts:
The fourth imaginative installment in Melanie Karsak’s Steampunk Fairy Tales!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday Sangria: Easter Champagne Sangria (#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!  

Happy (early) Easter! For some of us, Easter can start pretty early (kids, church, etc.). And I know that I could would enjoy a mimosa after the craziness ends, but a sangria and mimosa mix? Sign me up! Make in advance and enjoy all day long. Cheers! 🐰🍷

Easter Champagne Sangria

Yield: serves 8 | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Friday, April 19, 2019

Read an #Excerpt from Cipher by Larissa Ione

(Demonica Underworld #8)
by Larissa Ione 
Kindle Edition, 197 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series… 

It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.

Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.

Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself… 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

3 Wine Glass #Review of The Good Ones by Jenn McKinlay

40127147Title: The Good Ones
Series: Happily Ever After #1
Author:  Jenn McKinlay
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 312 pages
Published: February 5th 2019 by Berkley
ISBN: 0451492439
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating:  3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A romance bookstore owner finds her own happily ever after with a single dad in a new romance series from the New York Times bestselling author of Every Dog Has His Day.

Ryder Copeland is an accomplished architect and one heck of a father...not to mention tall and sexy. He's everything a hero should be, and Lord knows, Maisy Kelly has read enough of her great-aunt Eloise's romance novels to recognize one when she sees one. But like all fairy tales, Maisy can't help but wonder if this Prince Charming is too good to be true...

Ryder is drawn to the shy, curly haired professor who hires him to convert the Victorian house she's inherited from her aunt into a romance bookstore. Attracted to a woman for the first time since his divorce, Ryder finds himself wishing for a future with Maisy that he knows is impossible. Ryder has never wavered from his plan to leave the small town of Fairdale, North Carolina, so he can give his daughter the life she deserves. But suddenly he's not so sure. And the closer he gets to Maisy, the harder it's going to be to walk away...

Crystal's Thoughts:
The Good Ones is a cute contemporary romance that is sure to endear itself to fans of the sub-genre with it's cozy setting, lighthearted banter, and charming characters.

3 ½ Wine Glass #Review of A Match for Mr. Write by Jennifer Shirk


44065183Title: A Match for Mr. Write
Series: Resort to Romance Collection
Author: Jennifer Shirk
Format: Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published:  April 16, 2019 (Amazon Digital Services LLC)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 3 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

Get ready for ten weeks of romance in the Bahamas with a new series brought to you by some of the best authors in the inspirational and sweet romance genres…

It’s Matchmaking Week at an all-inclusive resort on a private island in the Bahamas. Each guest has been expertly paired and is here to enjoy one full week with their match. While there’s no money-back guarantee on the paid trip, the participants are guaranteed to find love!

This is A Match for Mr. Write...
Magazine editor Gemma Carmichael has been secretly in love with her co-worker Blade for 5 years and when he suddenly breaks off his engagement, Gemma decides this is her chance to woo her man. He signs up for a matchmaking getaway and she decides to do it too, positive they're a match. But to her surprise, she's matched with Sawyer Bennett, a brooding romance author who only came on the island to write and who doesn't even believe in love. (Obviously the Sterling sisters have no idea what they're doing!)

Romance author, Sawyer Bennett, did not sign up for this. He thought his travel agent cousin was sending him on a nice, normal vacation in the Bahamas, not to bad reality TV recreation. The only romance he's interested in is the one between his characters. After all, family history has shown him that true love is just fiction, which is why he's so good at writing it. But now, he's stuck in a romance book situation, with contracts that can't be broken and matched to the pretty but kooky redhead, Gemma. (Obviously, the Sterling sisters have no idea what they're doing!)

However, the magazine Gemma works for would provide great publicity for his next release, so he agrees to help her win her true love in exchange for her putting his book on the reviewer's upcoming list. Seems like an easy enough way to pass the week. Sawyer still doubts the existence of true love but by the end of the week, he can’t help but wonder if he could finally have found the write woman for him after all.

Linda's Thoughts:
Take a quick, fun, romantic vacation to a tropical beach resort with Jennifer Shirk’s A Match for Mr. Write. It’s one of ten works in the Resort to Romance collection by ten different authors all linked by one matchmaking week. This entry focuses on the story of magazine editor Gemma Carmichael and romance author Sawyer Bennett.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Read an #Excerpt from Breaking Without You by Carrie Ann Ryan

39862714Breaking Without You
(Fractured Connections #1)
by Carrie Ann Ryan 
Expected publication: April 16th 2019
From NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, comes a brand new series where second chances don’t come often, and overcoming an unexpected loss means breaking everything you knew.

I fell for Cameron Connolly at the wrong time. And when he left, I thought my life was over. But then, after the worst happened, I truly understood what that phrase meant. Now, he’s not ready for a second chance, and I’m not offering one. Though given that our families have been forced together after losing one of our own, I know there’s no turning back. Not this time. Not again. Not when it comes to Cameron.


I never wanted to hurt Violet Knight, but there were reasons I had to leave all those years ago—not that she'd believe me if I told her what they were. I not only left her, I also left my foster brothers. Honestly, I didn’t want to come back to Denver to help run my father’s failing brewery. But when it comes to my brothers, I know I’ll find a way to make it work. Perhaps I’ll even earn Violet’s forgiveness and face the connection we both thought long forgotten in the process. Because I wanted her then, but now I know I need her. I just hope she needs me. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

#Interview with Stephanie Evanovich of Under the Table

Under the Table is available now!

Lexi: When the first flowers bloom and there’s a fresh, spring breeze in your hair you can’t help but feel love in the air! And the perfect complement to that is a lighthearted, sweet yet sassy read and our guest today has a book that will satisfy that craving. Welcome, Stephanie Evanovich!

Hi Lexi! Thanks so much for inviting me over for a glass and a chat. I’m going with Sangria, get a little summer frame of mind going. I was just outside telling my crocuses how happy I was to see them. I think Spring has finally sprung.

Lexi: We are so excited to have you on the blog today, Stephanie! And even more excited about UNDER THE TABLE which has been described as a modern twist on My Fair Lady. And we love the role reversal, instead of the professor making over a working-class girl you have a capable, confident cook making over the awkward, computer programmer. Which component came first, the role reversal idea or the characters, Zoey and Tristan?

Today's New Book Releases!

Tuesday April 16, 2019

43696048The Mister
by E.L. James 
Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Vintage
The passionate new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal #1 bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy

London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.

But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past.  Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?

From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.