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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

#Giveaway of Highland Crown by May McGoldrick

Available now! See our review of this title πŸ‘‰ here πŸ‘ˆ. 




39863355Highland Crown
(Royal Highlander #1)
by May McGoldrick
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250314976 (ISBN13: 9781250314970)
Inverness, 1820
Perched on the North Sea, this port town―by turns legendary and mythological―is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a mortal struggle for survival and dominance. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts.

WANTED: Isabella Drummond
A true beauty and trained physician, Isabella has inspired longing and mystery―and fury―in a great many men. Hunted by both the British government and Scottish rebels, she came to the Highlands in search of survival. But a dying ship’s captain will steer her fate into even stormier waters. . .and her heart into flames.

FOUND: Cinaed Mackintosh
Cast from his home as a child, Cinaed is a fierce soul whose allegiance is only to himself. . .until Isabella saved his life―and added more risk to her own. Now, the only way Cinaed can keep her safe to seek refuge at Dalmigavie Castle, the Mackintosh family seat. But when the scandalous truth of his past comes out, any chance of Cinaed having a bright future with Isabella is thrown into complete darkness. What will these two ill-fated lovers have to sacrifice to be together…for eternity? 

Today's New Book Releases!

Tuesday April 30, 2019




So many amazing releases this week! πŸ“šπŸ’ΈπŸŽ‰



44151877Too Dangerous
(The Lewis Cousins #5)
by Bethany Lopez 
Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published April 29th 2019
ASINB07NWW2TVB
Jasmine Lewis has tried, and failed, to ignore local Australian bartender, Shane, who's in Cherry Springs while working on his master’s.

She’s kept him at arm’s length, fearing the passion he ignites when nearby, but he does his best to remind her of what she’s missing.

Now school’s out and he’ll have to leave. Will a marriage of convenience give them what they both want?

Too Dangerous is the fifth and final book in the Lewis Cousins series by Bethany Lopez. Grab this sexy standalone romance today. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

4 Wine Glass #ARC #Review of Highland Crown by May McGoldrick




39863355Title: Highland Crown
Series: Royal Highlander #1
Author: May McGoldrick
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1250314976
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Inverness, 1820
Perched on the North Sea, this port town―by turns legendary and mythological―is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a mortal struggle for survival and dominance. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts.

WANTED: Isabella Drummond
A true beauty and trained physician, Isabella has inspired longing and mystery―and fury―in a great many men. Hunted by both the British government and Scottish rebels, she came to the Highlands in search of survival. But a dying ship’s captain will steer her fate into even stormier waters. . .and her heart into flames.

FOUND: Cinaed Mackintosh
Cast from his home as a child, Cinaed is a fierce soul whose allegiance is only to himself. . .until Isabella saved his life―and added more risk to her own. Now, the only way Cinaed can keep her safe to seek refuge at Dalmigavie Castle, the Mackintosh family seat. But when the scandalous truth of his past comes out, any chance of Cinaed having a bright future with Isabella is thrown into complete darkness. What will these two ill-fated lovers have to sacrifice to be together…for eternity?



Crystal's Thoughts:
Highland Crown, a tale wrought with danger and passion as two people find a cause worth fighting for, a love worth sacrificing for, in a land rife with unrest. Get swept away in 1820's Scotland...

#Giveaway of Getting Hot with the Scot by Melonie Johnson




41150549Getting Hot with the Scot
(Sometimes in Love #1)
by Melonie Johnson 
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250193095
IT’S TIME TO FLIRT WITH A MAN IN A KILT

Cassie Crow, a pop-culture reporter for a TV talk show, is focused on becoming a “serious” journalist. But when she stumbles into a kilted Highlander with a killer accent, Cassie decides that taking one night off from work and spending it with a sexy Scot couldn’t hurt. . .

Logan Reid has built a career on his charm, hosting a series of off-the-wall hijinks on the Web. But when the Scottish prankster meets the all-American, equal parts intelligent and irresistible Cassie, Logan realizes that one night of fun won’t be enough. Could it be that this career-focused, commitment-phobic couple is finally ready to take a chance at true and lasting love?


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday Sangria: Sparkling Birthday 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!  



It's my birthday! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ I found a delicious sangria recipe to help celebrate this weekend, full of fruit and bursting with flavor! Give it a try yourself, and let me know what you think! πŸ·πŸ˜€

Sparkling Birthday Sangria

Yield: 6-8 | Prep Time: 2 HOURS 15 MINS | Total Time: 2 HOURS 15 MINS

Friday, April 26, 2019

5 Wine Glass #Review of Life Is a Party: Deliciously Doable Recipes to Make Every Day a Celebration by David Burtka

 



41161344Title:  Life is a Party:  Deliciously Doable Recipes to Make Every Day a Celebration
Author: David Burtka
Format: Hardcover/ebook 304 pages
Publication: April 16th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1538729892
Links: Goodreads | Amazon |B&N
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

106 killer recipes, 16 creative party themes, and 250 gorgeous photos--plus playlists and easy planning tips--make LIFE IS A PARTY the indispensable cookbook and guide for home cooks.

Chef, actor, and entertaining authority David Burtka knows that every day can be a party. Over a lifetime of throwing epic gatherings, the Cordon Bleu-trained Burtka has perfected the formula for creating easy and perfect get-togethers at home. Now, in the pages of his debut cookbook, he's sharing all of his secrets and an intimate look into the lives of one of Hollywood's favorite families. Everything you need to throw a memorable party, or to make a delicious weeknight meal, can be found right here.

Whether your event and budget are modest or you're going all-out, and whether the guest list is an intimate crew or it's a blowout bash, David's sixteen party themes-from cozy game nights at home to elegant New Year's fΓͺtes-are built around doable, show-stopping menus that take the guesswork out of high-impact hosting. Complete with endless and fun ways to mix-and-match dishes, create stunning decor, prep ahead, and get guests involved, David helps you put all the elements in place to make every party a success without ever losing your cool.

At the heart of the book are David's amazing recipes, including delicious twists on comfort classics like Corn Cakes with Bacon Jam, Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, and Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. And you don't need to wait for a party to try recipes like Ham, Egg, and Cheese Calzones; Mint Pesto Pasta; and Thyme and Gruyère Popovers. Never one to miss the opportunity to toast friends and family, David also shows you how to make delicious cocktails for a crowd: think Mojito Slushies, Charred Peach and Plum Sangria, and Cucumber-Lime Spritzers. So raise a glass and get cooking! Because there's no better time than now to make your life a party.



Kimberly's Thoughts:
I loved this cookbook, one of the best at combining interesting dishes and suggestion/advice on throwing get togethers. If you're fan of David Burtka, you'll greatly enjoy the intimate feel, the big glossy pictures of family and friends as he invites you into his world for a while. If you like being the go-to house for gatherings, you'll love the ideas you'll get from this book.

4 Wine Glass #Review of The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker




40957180Title:  The Austen Playbook
Series:  London Celebrities #4
Author: Lucy Parker
Format: Paperback/eBook, 400 pages
Publication: April 22nd 2019 by Carina Press
ASIN:  B07J3F86R2
Links: Goodreads | Amazon |B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Freddy Carlton knows she should be focusing on her lines for The Austen Playbook, a live-action TV event where viewers choose the outcome of each scene, but her concentration’s been blown. The palatial estate housing the endeavor is now run by the rude (brilliant) critic who’s consistently slammed her performances of late. James “Griff” Ford-Griffin has a penchant for sarcasm, a majestic nose and all the sensitivity of a sledgehammer.

She can’t take her eyes off him.

Griff can hardly focus with a contagious joy fairy flitting about near him, especially when Freddy looks at him like that. His only concern right now should be on shutting down his younger brother’s well-intentioned (disastrous) schemes—or at the very least on the production (not this one) that might save his family home from the banks.

Instead all he can think of is soft skin and vibrant curls.

As he’s reluctantly dragged into her quest to rediscover her passion for the stage and Freddy is drawn into his research on a legendary theater star, the adage about appearances being deceiving proves abundantly true. It’s the unlikely start of something enormous…but a single revelation about the past could derail it all.



Kimberly's Thoughts:
Coming from a legacy of actors, Freddy is only twenty-three and has been acting for thirteen years. After her father's career ended in a way that makes her feel somewhat responsible, she has tried to mold her career to what he has wanted. When a chance between taking a role he wants for her and one she wants for herself, with some added family legacy drama, things come to ahead.
J. (Jamie) Ford-Griffin has been trying to keep his family and their ancestral home afloat. When his brother comes to him with another seemingly harebrained idea, he despairs even more. His family and Freddy's have some history and her father is currently blocking a project he needs to go ahead for income but there is something about Freddy's warm exuberant personality that calls to his normally grumpy taciturn self.
It's an Austen house party full of drama, intrigue, villains, and falling in love.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

#CoverReveal of HOT UNDER THE COLLAR by Roxanne St. Claire




HOT UNDER THE COLLAR

Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Series: The Dogmothers #1
Release Date:  May 31, 2019

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 
ebook
Expected publication: November 19th 2019
ISBN139781947007741

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
ASINB07HCQ8TBT
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.

Oops.

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
ASIN:  B076ZGT6HQ
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
ISBN: ASIN B07K6VXBY1
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.