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Friday, December 15, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review of Amid the Winter Snow by Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Jeffe Kennedy, Elizabeth Hunter


36263521Title: Amid the Winter Snow: A Holiday Anthology
Author: Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Elizabeth Hunter, Jeffe Kennedy
Format: Kindle, 454 pages
Published: 12 Dec 2017 (Brightlynx Publishing)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

As the snows fall and hearths burn, four stories of Midwinter beginnings prove that love can fight its way through the chillest night...

The mark Jahna Ulfrida was born with has made her a target of the cruel and idle all her life. During the long, crowded festivities of Deyalda, there’s nowhere to escape. Until a handsome stranger promises to teach her to save herself…

THE CHOSEN, by Thea Harrison
In her visions, Lily sees two men fighting for her tiny country’s allegiance: the wolf and the tiger, each deadly, each cunning. One will bring Ys chaos and death, one a gentler path—but she’s destined to love whichever she chooses. The midwinter Masque is upon them, and the wolf is at her door…

THE STORM, by Elizabeth Hunter
When her soul mate died in a massacre of the half-angelic Irin people, Renata thought she’d never feel happiness again. She’s retreated to the snowy Dolomites to remember her hurts—until determined, irrepressible Maxim arrives to insist on joy, too. And before she can throw him out, they discover a secret the Irin have to know…

As a blizzard threatens their mountain keep, the new Queen Amelia of the Twelve Kingdoms and her unofficial consort Ash face their own storm. Ash knows a scarred, jumpy ex-convict isn’t the companion his queen needs. But when a surprise attack confines them together in their isolated sanctuary, the feast of midwinter might tempt even Ash into childlike hope…

Linda's Thoughts:
Amid the Winter Snow: A Holiday Anthology is a lovely assortment of festive reads by a formidable set of authors. I picked up this collection mainly for Thea Harrison’s contribution, but ended up enjoying them all.

Read an #Excerpt from Dawn of Surrender by Liliana Hart

33567396Dawn of Surrender 
(The MacKenzie Family #12.8)
by Liliana Hart
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published December 12th 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Liliana Hart comes a new story in her MacKenzie Family series… 

MacKenzie vs. MacKenzie...

Cole MacKenzie is content to be the sheriff of Surrender, Montana, but he’s needed for a greater purpose. The United States needs a U.S. Marshal with a certain kind of experience to track the leader of the notorious Silver Creek Bandits, as they leave a trail of bodies in their wake with every bank they rob. The leader is smart, cunning, and ruthless. And he's also his brother.

Elizabeth MacKenzie never dreamed she’d marry Cole MacKenzie, but thanks to her father’s meddling, Cole was hers to have and to hold. Forever. She needed an equal, not a man to rule her life, and Cole fit the bill every in every way. If only he loved her.

One heart is broken and the other is bent on revenge, but love is a choice, and it's one Cole and Elizabeth are determined to make.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review of The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant

34567507Title: The Christmas Cowboy Hero
Series: Heart of Texas #1
Author: Donna Grant
Format: Kindle, 316 pages
Published: October 31, 2017 (St. Martin's Paperbacks)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

’Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home for the holidays―even if the mood at home is anything but festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial trouble. And now it’s on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make sure his family doesn’t lose everything.

Headstrong Abby Harper is like a mother to her younger brothers, who she’s helped raise since she was a teenager. Keeping them in line is no small task while she’s also working toward her college degree. And now that one of her brothers has been arrested for stealing cattle at the East Ranch, Abby is at her wit’s end. But there is a silver lining: Clayton East. He believes in second chances, and is willing to give one to her brother this Christmas. Letting beautiful Abby―and the inescapable longing in his heart―off the hook, however, is a whole ’nother story. Could it be that the woman of this local hero’s dreams has been back at home all along?

Linda's Thoughts:
A warrior and a cowboy…”

#CoverReveal of On His Knees & Switching for Her by Laura Kaye

On His Knees 
(Blasphemy #5)
by Laura Kaye 
Expected publication: February 13th 2018

#Spotlight on The Lord Meets His Lady by Gina Conkle + #Giveaway

34006780The Lord Meets His Lady 
(Midnight Meetings #3)
by Gina Conkle
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published December 5th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492651907
Lord Marcus Bowles has stained his family's reputation for the last time. Only after spending a scandal-free year restoring some far-flung property can this second son return in good graces. But Marcus isn't one to abandon a lone damsel on a dark country lane.

One stolen kiss and Genevieve Turner's handsome midnight savior disappears. Typical. No matter, Gen is finally on the way to her new post, and hopefully to finding her grandmother as well. Instead she finds her mischievous hero is her new employer. Surely a few more kisses won't hurt...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Claiming His Mate by Savannah Stuart


18081363Title: Claiming his Mate
Series: Crescent Moon #2
Author: Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 2 hours and 28 minutes
Published: August 19, 2014 (Katie Reus)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon/Audible
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She thought the house was empty when she broke in…

When jaguar shifter Lauren Hayes breaks into an alpha’s home to steal back what rightfully belongs to her pride, she doesn’t expect to be tackled by Max McCray, second-in-command of the Kincaid wolf pack. As punishment for her crime the sexy wolf shifter demands that she stay with him for one week. Knowing she’ll start a war between her pride and his pack if she doesn’t, she has no other choice but to agree, even if the thought of being near him 24/7 makes her scared that she won’t be able to hide her growing attraction to him.

Now he has a week to make her his…

Max has waited months to make a move on the sexy jaguar shifter and now that she’s broken shifter rules, he’s not letting her go. He doesn’t care that he’s a wolf and she’s a jaguar, claiming her forever is the only thing that matters. Unfortunately, not everyone likes the idea of him being with a feline shifter. Max is forced to choose sides between Lauren and members of the pack he’s sworn allegiance to in order to protect the woman he knows is his destined mate.

Your Thoughts:
There was no way in hell this obnoxious, sexy wolf was her mate.