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Friday, October 18, 2019

Lainey vs. Puck Bunnies in A Lie for a Lie with Helena Hunting + #Giveaway



Lainey vs. Puck Bunnies in A Lie for a Lie    


A Lie for a Lie is a heartwarming, sexy, emotional romantic comedy. It’s a second chance romance, filled with secrets and there are definitely some exciting, fun twists. It’s also a story of empowerment, self-discovery, and independence.

Rook Bowman, aka RJ or Rookie as he has been known as previously, has recently taken on the role as captain of Chicago’s NHL team, and with that role comes big responsibility and more fame than he sometimes knows how to handle. As with any professional sport, the NHL lifestyle can often be full of excess and decadence; money, fame and an endless stream of women who will do just about anything to get into bed with them, and it’s not always easy to avoid that kind of temptation.

Happy #BookBirthday to Waltz of Seduction by Natasha Blackthorne

It all started with a daring red ball gown…
Shy common-born Sara wants to seduce her husband. Her handsome, noble-born husband wants only to teach her how to waltz. But who knew a waltz could be so naughty?




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by Natasha Blackthorne 
Kindle Edition, 60 pages
Published October 18th 2019 (first published May 2011)
ASINB07Y6M312Y
Lord Lockhart loves his new bride. Yet he also knows that a gentleman doesn't inflict his passionate desires on a wife. The marriage bed is for begetting heirs, not animal lust. No matter how much he desires his wife. But under Lady Lockhart's shyness is a determination to tempt her handsome husband, to satisfy them both and spend every night together in her bed.
Lord Lockhart loves his new bride. Yet he also knows that a gentleman doesn't inflict his passionate desires on a wife. The marriage bed is for begetting heirs, not animal lust. No matter how much he desires his wife. But under Lady Lockhart's shyness is a determination to tempt her handsome husband, to satisfy them both and spend every night together in her bed.

Innocent waltzing lessons in their chambers soon become passionate, and may lead the newlyweds to overcome their preconceptions and learn to be lovers, as well as man and wife.

Dear Readers: Waltz of Seduction was my debut novella published originally with the Ellora's Cave "Quickies" line. I wrote it to fit the guidelines they prescribed for a very short novella. It is not the same style as my longer works and does not have the same depth of development of relationships or character. I have decided to re-release it as is and not to expand it. I hope you enjoy this short story for what it is, a snapshot of one moment of time between a young misinformed husband and an innocent and shy but eager young wife. As always it is Scorching Hot Romance.



Thursday, October 17, 2019

#Giveaway of The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller




43263486The Widow of Rose House
by Diana Biller
Paperback, 352 pages
Publication: October 8th 2019 by St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN1250297850
A young widow restores a dilapidated mansion with the assistance of a charming, eccentric genius, only to find the house is full of dangerous secrets in this effervescent Gilded Age debut novel
It's 1875, and Alva Webster has perfected her stiff upper lip after three years of being pilloried in the presses of two continents over fleeing her abusive husband. Now his sudden death allows her to return to New York to make a fresh start, restoring Liefdehuis, a dilapidated Hyde Park mansion, and hopefully her reputation at the same time. However, fresh starts aren't as easy as they seem, as Alva discovers when stories of a haunting at Liefdehuis begin to reach her. But Alva doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the eccentric and brilliant professor, Samuel Moore, appears and informs her that he can get to the bottom of the mystery that surrounds Liefdehuis, she turns him down flat. She doesn't need any more complications in her life―especially not a handsome, convention-flouting, scandal-raising one like Sam.
Unfortunately, though Alva is loath to admit it, Sam, a pioneer in electric lighting and a member of the nationally-adored Moore family of scientists, is the only one who can help. Together, the two delve into the tragic secrets wreathing Alva's new home while Sam attempts to unlock Alva's history―and her heart.
Set during the Gilded Age in New York City, The Widow of Rose House is a gorgeous debut by Diana Biller, with a darkly Victorian Gothic flair and an intrepid and resilient American heroine guaranteed to delight readers. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Read an #Excerpt from Enamored by J.S. Scott




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(The Accidental Billionaires #3)
by J.S. Scott 
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Montlake Romance
ASINB07Q613S4T
ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE FRICTION TO TURN UP THE HEAT IN THE THIRD ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES NOVEL BY 'NEW YORK TIMES' BEST SELLING AUTHOR J.S. SCOTT.

Like his brothers and sisters, Seth Sinclair went from blue-collar to billionaire overnight, and he's decided to invest in what he knows best: construction. There's only one thing in his way - the endangered birds nesting on a piece of prime beachfront real estate. And fighting for the birds is Riley Montgomery, a stubborn pain-in-the-ass, DROP-DEAD-GORGEOUS environmental lawyer. The worst part? Seth will do anything to keep her around - even if it means hiring her to be his fake girlfriend.

With a cause to fight for, Riley agrees to Seth's scheme. If she keeps the superficial women away from Seth, then he'll leave the wildlife sanctuary alone. But pretending to be his girlfriend with ground rules: No ass grabbing. And absolutely no sex. EVER. The problem? The sexual tension SIZZLES when they're together.

Seth isn't so keen on Riley's rules, but he'll keep his word, at least until SHE decides otherwise. But bringing Riley into his circle has brought her past back to haunt her in ways that neither of them expected. Now it's less about broken rules and more about broken hearts, and Seth will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he loves.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

#Giveaway of The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas




36510437The Art of Theft
(Lady Sherlock #4)
by Sherry Thomas 
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Berkley
ISBN0451492471
Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of The Hollow of Fear.

As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas.

But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure.

Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbleton—everyone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake... 

New Book Releases - Tuesday October 15, 2019

Did you know that Larissa Ione's Demonica series has returned? Check that, and a few other fun new releases, out below! 




43807371. sy475 The Matchmaker's Mistletoe Mission
(Boots and Bouquets 0.5)
by Jaci Burton
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 154 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by InterMix
ASINB07MYLFDWY
New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton celebrates the gift of love and the holiday season with a snowy Christmas wedding at the Bellini family vineyard.

Stranded at the Red Moss Vineyard a week before her best friend's wedding, LA native and professional matchmaker Alice Weatherford is not pleased with her first trip to Oklahoma, or the epic snowstorm forcing her to stay. So much for Christmas cheer. What she needs is a project, something to distract her...and, oh, has she found one in neighboring rancher Clay Henry. Gorgeous, charming, and unlike any other man she's ever met, finding the right woman for Clay should be easy....

Having grown up with the Bellini sisters, it's no hardship for Clay to ride out the storm at their cozy family vineyard, especially since that means spending time with their savvy and smart houseguest. But despite Alice’s best efforts, he's not the least bit interested in her matchmaking....

Alice is the only woman Clay wants. Now he just has to convince the matchmaker herself to give love a chance.

Monday, October 14, 2019

#Interview with Karen Schaler of Finding Christmas




Lexi: Dear readers, please tell me it’s impossible to look at the cover of FINDING CHRISTMAS and not smell the snow?! Agreed? Great, now let’s ask the author! Welcome, Karen Schaler!

Hi, Lexi,
It’s great to talk with you!


Lexi: We really are in love with your book cover, it evokes the perfect fresh-snow, cozy, sweet setting for this holiday story. What was your first feeling or word that came to mind the first time you saw the cover for FINDING CHRISTMAS?

Friday, October 11, 2019

#Interview with Laura Lee Guhrke of Heiress Gone Wild




Lexi: We know what book you’re craving right now, we know that you’ve been looking for a sweeping historical that will leave your skin tingling. And we know you’re going to love our guest author today. Welcome, Laura Lee Guhrke!

LLG: Thanks for having me, Lexi. I appreciate it.


Lexi: Congrats on your fourth installment of your Dear Lady Trulove series! This one truly sweeps the heroine off of her feet, though it’s not easily done. Our poor hero, Jonathan, was expecting to be guardian to a child and instead finds himself in charge of an opinionated, gorgeous woman. Surprise indeed! Tell us about Jonathan, is he a fan of surprises?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

An Affair (and a Murder) To Remember with Author Mary Burton of I See You + #Giveaway



An Affair (and a Murder) To Remember with Author Mary Burton



I SEE YOU, my latest romantic suspense, features two of my very favorite characters: Homicide Detective William Vaughan and FBI Special Agent Zoe Spencer.

Zoe Spencer is a member of an FBI criminal profiling team dedicated to finding the most violent and prolific killers. Zoe, a talented artist and agent, specializes in forensic reconstruction. She skillfully merges her interview skills with pencil and paper to create stunning likenesses. And when only bones remain, she molds clay over bone to recreate the faces of the lost.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

🍷🍷.5 #Review of Her Deadly Secrets by Laura Griffin




42201391Title:  Her Deadly Secrets
Series: Wolfe Security #2
Author: Laura Griffin
Format: Paperback/eBook, 368 pages
Publication: July 2nd 2019 by Gallery
ASIN:    B07MD6JY35
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: FirstReads GoodReads
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Private Investigator Kira Vance spends her days navigating the intricate labyrinth of Houston’s legal world, and she knows all of its shadowy players and dark secrets.

On a seemingly normal day, she’s delivering a report to her top client when suddenly everything goes sideways and the meeting ends in a bloodbath. Twenty-four hours later, the police have no suspects but one thing is clear: a killer has Kira in his sights.

Fiercely independent, Kira doesn’t expect—or want—help from anyone, least of all an unscrupulous lawyer and his elite security team. Instead, she launches her own investigation, hoping to uncover the answers that have eluded the police. But as Kira’s hunt for clues becomes more and more perilous, she realizes that she alone may hold the key to finding a vicious murderer. And she knows she must take help wherever she can find it if she wants to stay alive.



Kimberly's Thoughts:
Kira had no idea that meeting up with her boss and mentor Ollie at high priced lawyer Brock Logan's house would turn her life upside down. As private investigators hired by Logan's firm to help find information on their current trial involving a surgeon supposedly killing his wife, they've been working around the clock. Ollie claims he's found out something that will win the trial but before he can tell Kira, a masked and hooded man murders him.
Jeremy is just getting off a plane after a botched mission and wanting some rest and relaxation but Wolfe Security needs him on another protection case. Protecting lawyers seems easy but when Jeremy gets assigned to Kira he knows he's in trouble.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Happy #BookBirthday to One Night Stand: Episode One: An Erotic Serial by Sarah Robinson + #Giveaway




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by Sarah Robinson
Kindle Edition
Published October 8th 2019
ASINB07W4NMLM3
Bestselling author Sarah Robinson dominates with this steamy erotic serial that pushes boundaries in the heart... and the bedroom.
Tonight.
It’s all we have, all I want.
I’m hoping one night with a stranger might ease the pain inside my shattered heart.
I was wrong...
From the first touch I knew once would never be enough, I just didn’t plan on our worlds colliding.

Monday, October 7, 2019

#Interview with Diana Biller of The Widow of Rose House

The chill of fall is in the air and our tastes for light, easy summer reads has turned to those that can send goosebumps up our arms. Settle in with some mulled wine because we’re incredibly excited to introduce, Diana Biller!




Lexi: Welcome to the blog, Diana! We have our comfy, lap blankets here so we can get right into the chills that THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE gives. Your novel is part ghost story, part romance, set in the Gilded Age. So many good things rolled into one book! But the primary focus is the Hyde Park mansion, the haunted house. Have you always had a fascination with haunted houses and did you get to travel to any for research?

Diana: I would say I have always been fascinated by homes, and what they mean to people. I was fortunate enough to visit the two houses that provided inspiration for the mansion in the book, Edith Wharton’s The Mount and the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, years before I even thought of THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE. My husband and I were living in a small town in central New York at the time, recent transplants from the West Coast, and we had no idea what to do for fun (you can only browse Target recreationally so many times). So we picked up a guide book—I think it was ROAD TRIP USA—and come the weekend we would just choose a destination and go exploring. So much of the raw material for ROSE HOUSE comes from those years; the old houses and the lush summers and the bare, gray winters.


Lexi: When I’ve visited haunted houses I’ve always fallen in love with the history of the time; what life was like for those who lived there and what conveniences there were, or lack-thereof. And the Gilded Age is one era that I find incredibly fascinating, such a turning point! What drew you to setting this story in 1875?

Friday, October 4, 2019

Read an #Excerpt from Closer by Kylie Scott




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(Stage Dive #4.6)
by Kylie Scott
Kindle Edition, 107 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
ASINB07KQN5MBL
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

When a stalker gets too close to plus-size model Mae Cooper, it’s time to hire some muscle.

Enter former military man turned executive protection officer Ziggy Thayer. Having spent years guarding billionaires, royalty, and rock n roll greats, he’s seen it all. From lavish parties through to every kind of excess.

There’s no reason some Instagram stylista should throw him off his game. Even if she does have the most dangerous curves he’s ever seen...


Thursday, October 3, 2019

#Spotlight on Seduced by a Demon King by Felicity Heaton + #Giveaway



Seduced by a Demon King

(Eternal Mates #17)
by Felicity Heaton
Kindle Edition, 393 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019
ASINB07TLYP99G
Saddled with a crown he never wanted, King Tegan of the Second Realm of demons is a warrior born for war stuck ruling in a time of peace, bound by the pact that cost his brother his life. Chafed by the ties that have held him shackled to his throne for the last thousand years, Tegan plans an escape from his prison—one stolen night meant to give him a taste of freedom, but one that will lead him to the greatest battle of his life.

A fight to claim the heart of a bewitching fae female who might be his fated mate.

According to many in her clan, and the idiotic incubi who infest the fae town where she lives, Suki puts the suck in succubus. Down on her luck, and in danger of being kicked out of the family she loves, she’s determined to prove her worth by bagging and tagging a powerful male. When she sets eyes on a mysterious, panty-melting demon warrior in a nightclub, things finally seem to be going her way, but his shadowed aura and guardedness warns he won’t be an easy mark.
Seducing him is going to be the fight of her life.

When the battle is done, will the victor have the forever they want, or will this war cost them both everything?

Grab your copy today and step into a passionate, lush, and powerful paranormal romance series packed with dark elves, vampires, demons, fae, shifters and angels from New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author Felicity Heaton.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

#Spotlight on The Price of Grace by Diana Munoz Stewart + #Giveaway




43352299The Price of Grace
(Black Ops Confidential #2)
by Diana Munoz Stewart 
Paperback, 1st edition, 352 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN1492694096
Who can you trust
When family, truth, and love are all on the line?

Gracie Parish knows the true cost of trust. Rescued as a child by the infamous Parish family, she became a member of their covert sisterhood of vigilantes. Gracie saw her most precious relationships destroyed by secrecy. She learned long ago to protect her heart as well as her family's secrets.

Special Agent Leif "Dusty" McAllister will do anything to uncover the truth about the Parish family's covert operations. Dusty knows Gracie is his ticket in. He'll use everything he's got—fair, unfair, and just plain wrong—to break through her defenses. But the more he gets to know Gracie and her family's mission, the harder he starts to fall. Neither one is sure they'll get out of this with their lives—or their hearts—intact.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

#Giveaway of The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy




43263508The Orchid Throne
(Forgotten Empires #1)
by Jeffe Kennedy
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN1250194318
Welcome to the world of Forgotten Empires from award winning author Jeffe Kennedy that begins with The Orchid Throne.

A PRISONER OF FATE

As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Euthalia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…

A PRINCE AMONG MEN

Conrí, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Euthalia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?

Happy #BookBirthday to Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution by Kate Quinn, Sophie Perinot, Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, E. Knight, Heather Webb, Allison Pataki




41975821. sx318 Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution 
by Kate Quinn, Sophie Perinot, Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, E. Knight, Heather Webb, Allison Pataki
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by William Morrow & Company
Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.

Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world.

In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them.

Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head.

But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.