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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

#Review: All I Want by Jill Shalvis - 4 Wine Glasses

24611822Title:  ALL I WANT
Series: Animal Magnetism #7
Author: Jill Shalvis
Narrator: Karen White
Format: MP3 - Unabridged CD edition, 9 hrs and 10 mins
Published : Tantor Audio; (October 6, 2015)
ISBN: ISBN-10:1452668930 / ISBN-13:978-1452668932
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Contest win
Rating:  4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From the “awesomely, incredibly talented”* New York Timesbestselling author of Still the One, comes a sexy new Animal Magnetism novel set in Sunshine, Idaho, where the sky is the limit when it comes to love. - Jaci Burton

Pilot-for-hire Zoe Stone is happy to call Sunshine, Idaho, her home base. But her quiet life is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friend Parker comes to stay with her for a week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agent is a handsome flirt with a gift for getting under her skin. And the situation only escalates when Parker hires her to fly him around the area while he collects evidence on a suspected smuggler.

Now she has to live and work with the guy. But when they’re in the air, she sees another side of him. He’s driven, focused, and sharp. And while he enjoys giving commentary on her blind dates, she quickly realizes with a shock that it’s Parker who gets her engines going…

Linda's Thoughts
“I’m not annoyed by you,” he said. 
He smiled. “No.”
“What are you?” she whispered, still staring at his mouth.
“Lots of things.” He pulled her up and rubbed his thumb over the stain on her jaw, feeling a surge of satisfaction when her breath caught again. “Including turned on.”

#Review: VIDALIA: A 'NOT QUITE' VAMPIRE LOVE STORY by Julia Mills - 4.5 Wine Glasses

Series: The 'Not Quite' Love Story #1
Author: Julia Mills
Format: Kindle Edition, 45 pages
Published : October 20th 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Gifted by Author
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

This is a short story with approximately 13,000 words. Enjoy! 

Great job...Sexy boyfriend...Heiress to the Georgia Onion Empire...Vidalia Fitzsimmons had it all until the day bodies started dropping from the sky...literally.

Time is running out. The body count is multiplying. It's all up to a cop, a vampire and a self-proclaimed nerd to save the day.

Hold onto your hats folks, you’re never gonna believe what happens next!

This book contains explicit sexual material and violence. It is only suited for mature readers 18 years of age and older.

Linda's Thoughts:
There are three things you need to know about me before we go any farther. I'm the heiress to the Fitzsimmons' Vidalia onion empire and as southern as the day is long. (Now, you get the name, right?) I'll be thirty in less than two months, my curves have curves, I'm in love with the man of my dreams, and I have great hair (not conceited, just honest. Put away the claws.). And... I'm a vampire. (Not the biting kind. The cursed kind.) Any questions?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#Review: A Ghostly Demise by Tonya Kappes - 3 Wine Glasses

23587128Title: A GHOSTLY DEMISE
Series: Ghostly Southern Mystery #3
Author: Tonya Kappes
Format: Kindle (293 pages)
Published: Witness (August 25, 2015)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The prodigal father returns—but this ghost is no holy spirit

When she runs into her friend's deadbeat dad at the local deli, undertaker Emma Lee Raines can't wait to tell Mary Anna Hardy that he's back in Sleepy Hollow, Kentucky, after five long years. Cephus Hardy may have been the town drunk, but he didn't disappear on an epic bender like everyone thought: He was murdered. And he's heard that Emma Lee's been helping lost souls move on to that great big party in the sky.

Why do ghosts always bother Emma Lee at the worst times? Her granny's mayoral campaign is in high gear, a carnival is taking over the town square, and her hunky boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, is stuck wrestling runaway goats. Besides, Cephus has no clue whodunit…unless it was one of Mrs. Hardy's not-so-secret admirers. All roads lead Emma Lee to that carnival—and a killer who isn't clowning around.

Linda's Thoughts:
My jaw dropped when I saw Cephus Hardy walk up to me in the magazine aisle of Artie's Meat and Deli. I was admiring the cover of Cock and Feathers, where my last client at Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Chicken Teater, graced the cover with his prize Orloff Hen, Lady Cluckington.

The Top Three Books I’m Most Thankful for with Marie Landry of Something in the Air! (#Giveaway)

Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving the second Monday in October, but since it’s close to American Thanksgiving and I’m always happy to talk about the things I’m grateful for, I thought I’d share the top three books I’m most thankful for, and why.

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling ~
Okay, so this is technically cheating since there are seven Harry Potter books, but I honestly can’t imagine my life without this series. These books got me back into reading during a time when I’d almost stopped reading for pleasure, not to mention taught me so much about bravery, friendship, love, and hope.

Q&A with Anna Harrington of Dukes Are Forever! (#Giveaway)

1. ­ What would readers be surprised to find out about you?

I have a pilot’s license. I took flying lessons at Chicago Midway and eventually earned both my private license and instrument rating in Chicago Center and my complex/high-performance sign-off at Gary Regional Airport. (And I deeply apologize to Southwest Airlines and to the tower controllers for any problems I might have caused.)

2.     Tell us about your writing process. Do you start with an idea or a character? Do you know what’s going to happen from the beginning or do you figure it out as you write?

Monday, November 23, 2015

#Review: Lucky Shot by B.J. Daniels - 4.5 Wine Glasses!

24944850Title: LUCKY SHOT
Series: The Montana Hamiltons #3
Author: B.J. Daniels
Format: Kindle (368 pages)
Published:  HQN Books (November 24, 2015)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses!

He's determined to uncover the truth behind a decades-old disappearance—even if it kills him
When hotshot reporter Max Malone gets a rare shot of Buckmaster Hamilton with a blonde woman near Beartooth, Montana, he chases down one of the senator's daughters to verify that the woman is his supposedly long-dead first wife. But Kat Hamilton won't give him the time of day, let alone any information about her mother.

With his tousled blond hair, sexy stubble and an old straw cowboy hat topping off his long, lean frame, Kat can just tell Max isn't used to female sources denying him anything. But when her own life is put in jeopardy, it's Max who comes to her rescue. Seems someone is prepared to kill to keep the past in the past. Kat can't deny she needs Max to find out what happened to her mother, but will getting closer and closer to each other lead them to the truth…or to danger?

Linda's Thoughts
Max was fascinated by the woman and more than a little curious about what she might be up to. Sarah Johnson had come from a two-parent, affluent home with a squeaky-clean past. She'd been the golden girl, high school cheerleader, valedictorian and had apparently glided through college without making a ripple, coming out with a bachelor of arts degree in literature. She'd married well, had six children and then one winter night, for some unknown reason, she'd driven her car into the Yellowstone River. Her body was never found. Because there were no skid marks on the highway, it had looked like a suicide. Foul play had never been suspected.
That was twenty-two years ago. Now she was back - with no memory of those years or why she'd apparently tried to take her own life.
Max wanted this story more than he wanted a hot cup of coffee this morning.