Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Release Day Launch: Darker Than Desire by Shiloh Walker (#Giveaway)

DARKER THAN DESIRE is a Contemporary Romantic Suspense novel the third novel in Shiloh’s Secrets & Shadows Series,  pick it up today!



22293509Darker Than Desire 
(Secrets & Shadows #3)
by Shiloh Walker 
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250032423 
LUST FOR LIFE

No matter how many times he’s left her in the past, Sybil Chalmers can’t ignore her feelings for the one man who stole her heart years ago. For countless nights, she has waited for him—for his kiss, his touch—and has longed for him to emerge from the shadows of his past. Only when she is in his arms does Sybil really feel alive…and finally, after all these years, that time is now.

A DEADLY DESIRE

He’s a man raised in a world of strict rules and unbreakable traditions and he’s always yearned to break free. But when a family tragedy lures him back home, he finds his one true passion has been there all along. With Sybil, he can explore his greatest potential—and allow her to discover a whole new level of ecstasy. But will a long-buried secret threaten to tear them apart? The only thing he knows for sure is that he will do anything to keep Sybil in his life…and keep her coming back for more…

Monday, March 2, 2015

#Review: Greta and the Glass Kingdom by Chloe Jacobs - 4.5 Wine Glasses



18630439Title: Greta and the Glass Kingdom 
Series: Mylena Chronicles #2
Author: Chloe Jacobs 
Format: eBook/Paperback, 320 pages
Published: February 9th 2015 by Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 1622662660 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Once upon a dark time…

Greta the human bounty hunter never quite fit into the shadowed, icy world of Mylena. Yet she's managed to defeat the demon Agramon and win the love of the darkly intense Goblin King, Isaac. Now Isaac wants her to rule by his side—a human queen. And the very announcement is enough to incite rebellion…

To make matters worse, defeating Agramon left Greta tainted with a dark magick. Its unclean power threatens to destroy her and everything she loves. With the Goblin King's life and the very peace of Mylena at stake, Greta must find a cure and fast.

Her only hope lies with the strange, elusive faeries in the Glass Kingdom…if she can get there before the evil within her destroys everything.


Linda's Thoughts:
Isaac: "Visiting the provinces has made me realize it's far past time I make it clear to one and all that my heart is claimed and my commitment to you is true."

#Review: Deadly Fallout by Katie Reus - 5 Wine Glasses

23490885Title: Deadly Fallout 
Series: Red Stone Security #10
Author: Katie Reus
Format: eBook/Paperback, 200 pages
Published: December 9th 2014 by Katie Reus
ISBN: 1503032884 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Zoe’s stalker has been murdered…

Dr. Zoe Hansen was forced to leave her beloved hospital job to escape a stalker. It worked—or so she thought. She’s terrified when he reappears in her life one night—and stunned when he turns up viciously murdered soon after. She’s arrested for the crime, but she quickly clears her name. Unfortunately, her problems are far from over. She’ll have to accept the protection of the one man she shouldn’t want.

…now she’s in more danger than ever before.

Former Navy SEAL Sawyer McCabe might not know the gorgeous Zoe as well as he wants to, but he knows all about trouble. So when she's threatened, he steps in to help her regardless of the consequences and gets her out of town. But it’s not enough to escape a determined killer. As the danger closes in they have to trust each other if they want to stay alive. And Sawyer’s determined to do whatever it takes to keep Zoe safe and in his arms. Because Zoe is worth risking everything for.


Linda's Thoughts:
Sure, he was insanely sexy, something she was finding impossible to ignore tonight. He had on dark slacks and a dark green sweater that made his piercing eyes pop even more against his tanned skin. The sweater sleeves were pushed up his forearms, showcasing muscles she wanted to trace with her fingers and lips. Looks aside, the man clearly had an honorable streak - and that was the sexiest thing of all.

#Excerpt of Only for Him by Cristin Harber (#Giveaway)

Cristin Harber recently released the first installment in her serial series, Only, and it sounds like it is going to be bursting with feels! Find out more below! 




24750006Only for Him 
(Only #1)
by Cristin Harber 
ebook, 70 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Mill Creek Press
ISBN139781942236108
Grayson Ford and Emma Kinglsey—close since they were kids, opposites in every way. He’s the stuff high school crushes are made of, Mister Popular, and captain of every team. She’s artsy, cute, and not in his league, though fully aware of Summerland’s "I Dream of Dating Grayson Ford" support group.

I can’t say no. The girl’s had my heart since before I knew it went missing.

He hides a life of hell. His father hates him, his mother’s gone. Emma is his only savior, yet she doesn’t know her power over him. She’s the only girl he wants, the only one he could ever tell—though he won’t.

I’m stronger, bigger, more of a man than he’ll ever be, but because I ruined his life, I’ve taken his crap, his attacks, the vulgar nature of his existence.

Until she discovers Gray’s embarrassment, his humiliation. Emma fights for him, for a chance. Theirs is a Cinderella story that she believes impossible. But as the layers peel back, it’s just a guy who needs a girl in order to keep breathing.

My mind is already doodling Mrs. Grayson Ford in imaginary notebooks. He has no clue where my head is at… But, given that I didn’t see what just happened coming, maybe I have no clue where his head is at either.
______

* ONLY FOR HIM is the first book in the Only series, all of which will release in Spring 2015.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

#Review: Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows - 4 Wine Glasses



22514523Title: Broken Honor 
Series: HORNET #3
Author: Tonya Burrows
Format: eBook/Paperback, 350 pages
Published: February 24th 2015 by Entangled: Select
ISBN: 1622666542
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Ice-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team's hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a Navy SEAL, but left terrifying blanks in his memory. But Travis remembers everything about Mara Escareno--the curve of her lips, the feel of her body...and how he walked out on her suddenly six weeks ago.

Mara could never resist the dangerously sexy Travis, which is probably how she ended up pregnant and disowned by her family. But before Travis can fully process the news, Mara is kidnapped by his enemies and plunged into the violent, merciless world of human trafficking. They want Travis--and the information locked within his damaged memory--no matter the cost. And now Travis's enemies have discovered his only weakness...Mara.


Crystal's Thoughts:  
Tonya Burrows weaves deep emotion and intense suspense in her new red-hot romantic suspense, Broken Honor!

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: Return to You by Samantha Chase

Wait for Me (The Montgomery Brothers, #1)Trust in Me (The Montgomery Brothers, #2)Stay with Me (The Montgomery Brothers, #3)23167025



On March 3rd, bestselling author Samantha Chase releases RETURN TO YOU, an amazing second-chance love story. To celebrate the book’s launch, the publisher is holding a huge giveaway for the author’s contemporary romance titles and a Coach tote!




23167025Return to You 
(The Montgomery Brothers #4)
by Samantha Chase 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492615773
Brand new Book #4 in Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery series


She will never forget their past...
He can't stop thinking about their future...

James Montgomery has achieved everything he'd hoped for in life...except marrying the girl of his dreams. After a terrible accident, Selena Ainsley left ten years ago. She took his heart with her and she's never coming back. But it's becoming harder and harder for him to forget their precious time together, and James can't help but wonder what he would do if they could ever meet again.



Most Anticipated Releases | March 2015

Spring is in the air, and so is the smell of new books! There are so many great books hitting shelves this month! Here are the one's I am looking forward to the most. Which book's release are you anticipating? ~Crystal



March 1, 2015





Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wine Club Review of Just in Time for a Highlander by Gwyn Cready!







Book Selection: 

Just in Time for a Highlander
By Gwyn Cready

Wine Selection: 
Fife Sonoma Zinfandel







Lexi: Time travel romance, some of Cready’s signature humor, and a fine cover. All in all a nice package but the best part for me was that the true highlander was the heroine! Abby Kerr, the head of her clan and one strong willed woman. Except she needs a man, a strong arm to be specific but I think she was thinking of something else when she summoned Duncan. She may not have known what she wanted in a man but she knows how to fight, and that is the kind of heroine I can get behind. How about you, was Abby a high point as well?

Crystal: The packaging on Just in Time for a Highlander was verra sweet. I absolutely love the cover; it's dangerous, sexy and magical all at the same time. The synopsis for the story intrigued me as well.  In the story, although Duncan liked to play at being a highlander, Abby definitely surpassed him in skill. Being a clan chieftess though, you need a strong-willed woman and Abby more then met my expectations of one. 

Character Love Letters: Jagger from Rough Justice by Sarah Castille (#Giveaway)

The month of love, otherwise known as February lol, is at an end but we have one last love letter for you that you won't want to miss! Jagger, President of the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club (yum!), to Arianne from Rough Justice (Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club #1) by Sarah Castille. And if you like what you see here then you won't want to miss when Sarah TAKES OVER our Facebook page! You can still RVSP here: http://goo.gl/hFcwY4 Be there at 8pm EST or be square!



Sweetheart,

Not a man for words. 

Not a man for flowers, hugs or gentle moments.

We live in a hard world. A violent world. A world without mercy or kindness.

Friday, February 27, 2015

#Review: Kissing the Highlander by Terry Spear, Victoria Roberts, Vonda Sinclair, Eliza Knight, Willa Blair - 5 Wine Glasses



24482872Title: Kissing the Highlander
Series: Terry Spear, Victoria Roberts, Vonda Sinclair, Eliza Knight, Willa Blair
Format: ebook
Published: February 10th 2015 by Smashwords Edition
ISBN:139781633110052
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

His Wild Highland Lass by Terry Spear
Lady Sorcha Barclay fled her brother-in-law's castle because of his unwanted advances. An awe-inspiring circle of standing stones captures her attention and she captures the attention of the laird who owns the land.
Laird Ronan Daziel takes Sorcha to his castle to protect her and give her a home. Before long, he wants much more. He's duty-bound to take a wife whose clan wishes an alliance with his. So why does he long to have something more? Everyone loves the lass as much as he does. But he has pledged his loyalty to his clan. Taking Sorcha to wife could lead to battle on several fronts. How can he wed another when she stole his heart from the first moment he laid eyes on her near the ancient standing stones on his lands?

The Highlander's Charm by Eliza Knight
They should be enemies… But passion and love know no bounds.
Returning from battle to England, Samuel de Mowbray discovers that his two younger sisters have been stolen by Highlanders. Determined to save them from vicious warriors, he convinces the king to send him north. While there, he discovers that his loyalties are wavering and that a headstrong, feisty lass could destroy everything he believes.
Catriona Buchanan must travel north to ask for help in saving her brother and ridding her castle of brutal English knights. Unfortunately, to do so, she must trust in the thing she mistrusts the most—an Englishman. Minute by minute, the man who should be her enemy breaks down her defenses. There is something different about him and she can’t help but be captivated by Samuel, and his steamy kisses.

Heart of Stone by Willa Blair
Riding home after two years away, Gavan MacNabb encounters a lass and her deerhound in a moonlit circle of standing stones. Little does he know the garland of bluebells she weaves and the spell she sings will change the course of his life.
Marsali Murray doesn’t really believe the old wives’ tale that making a chain of bluebells by the standing stones under a waxing moon will bring true love, but she’s desperate to try anything to escape the boring, everlasting sameness of her life.
Gavan has already seen much of the world denied to Marsali. He’s ready to settle down. She is eager to spread her wings. Can they find what they need with each other?

Kilts and Kisses by Victoria Roberts
Since the deaths of her parents, Ceana Gunn has lived in the shadow of her uncle and his family. She wants nothing more than to see her clan the way it was when her father was still laird. But her uncle has other ideas. Ceana soon discovers that the only refuge to be found is in the last place she expects—the arms of her enemy.
Luthais MacKay wants to be left alone. His only interest is training his prized hawks. He certainly doesn’t have time to listen to the petty squabbling of his clan when his father travels to Edinburgh and leaves him in charge. But when Luthais discovers a mysterious woman on his lands, he’s determined to unravel her secrets…one layer at a time.

My Captive Highlander by Vonda Sinclair
Can unexpected passion and a little ancient magic turn enemies into lovers?
During a fierce storm on the west coast of Scotland, Shamus MacKenzie barely survives a galley wreck only to be captured and held for ransom by the enemy MacDonalds. Aided by the gift of second sight, Maili MacDonald, sister of the ruthless chief, senses the handsome, dark-haired stranger will somehow be important in her life. Compelled to help him, she insists on providing him food and a healer to see to his injuries. She knows she is daft to fall in love with this captivating warrior after one forbidden kiss but cannot help herself. With each visit from Maili, Shamus finds his thoughts consumed by the enchanting lass. Can he convince her to help him escape the dungeon and prevent the impending battle between the two clans?


Linda's Thoughts:
An Assortment Of Highland Romances To Fall In Love With!

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