Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Read an #Excerpt from An Indiscreet Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria's Defiant Daughter by Georgie Blalock

About the Book

An Indiscreet Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria's Defiant Daughter
by Georgie Blalock

Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 27th 2022 by William Morrow & Company
From the acclaimed author of The Other Windsor Girl and The Last Debutantes comes a brilliant novel about Queen Victoria’s most rebellious and artistically talented daughter, Princess Louise, showcasing her rich life in Georgie Blalock’s signature flair.

Before Princes Margaret, before Duchess Meghan, there was Princess Louise: royal rebel.

As the fourth daughter of the perpetually in-mourning Queen Victoria, Princess Louise’s life is more a gilded prison than a fairy tale. Expected to sit quietly next to her mother with downcast eyes, Louise vows to escape the stultifying royal court. Blessed with beauty, artistic talent, and a common touch, she creates a life outside the walled-in existence of the palace grounds by attending the National Art Training School—where she shockingly learns to sculpt nude models while falling passionately in love with famed sculptor Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Although Louise cultivates artist friends, artistic success, and a life outside the palace, she quickly learns that even royal rebels must heed the call of duty. For twenty years, Louise fights to maintain her relationship with Joseph and what freedom she can glean within the strict requirements of Queen Victoria’s court. When a near fatal accident forces her back under Queen Victoria’s iron rule, Louise must choose between surrendering to the all-consuming grief of lost love and dreams that plagued her mother or finding the strength to keep fighting for her unconventional life. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Read an #Excerpt from Always Her Love by Melissa Foster

About the Book

Always Her Love
(The Steeles at Silver Island #4)
by Melissa Foster 
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 409 pages
Published September 21st 2022 by World Literary Press
Some fates are too tempting to deny…

When single-father Levi Steele offers to help his daughter’s beautiful aunt Tara find a home on Silver Island, their intense connection makes it even harder to resist the one woman he and his daughter can’t afford to lose. Come along for the fun, sexy ride and fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

#Spotlight on Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory

About the Book

Drunk on Love
by Jasmine Guillory 
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 20th 2022 by Berkley Books
An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.

Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all in the too-small world of Napa, a stranger. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and Margot is delighted that she lucked into the perfect one-night stand she'll never have to see again. That is, until the winery's newest hire, Luke, walks in the next morning. Margot is determined to keep things purely professional, but when their every interaction reminds her of the attraction still bubbling between them, it proves to be much more challenging than she expects.

Luke Williams had it all, but when he quits his high-salary tech job in Silicon Valley in a blaze of burnout and moves back to Napa to help a friend, he realizes he doesn't want to tell the world--or his mom--why he's now working at a winery. His mom loves bragging about her successful son--how can he admit that the job she's so proud of broke him? Luke has no idea what is next for him, but one thing is certain: he wants more from the incredibly smart and sexy woman he hooked up with--even after he learns she's his new boss. But even if they can find a way to be together that wouldn't be an ethical nightmare, would such a successful woman really want a tech-world dropout?

Set against a lush backdrop of Napa Valley wine country, nothing goes to your head as fast as a taste of love--even if it means changing all your plans.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

#Giveaway of Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin

About the Book

Christmas in Blue Dog Valley
by Annie England Noblin 

Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 20th 2022 by Avon Books
Welcome to Blue Dog Valley. Home of the Fighting Elk. Population 3,411.

When Goldie McKenzie, DVM, vet to the L.A. pet stars, arrives from Los Angeles to Blue Dog Valley she realizes three things.

Never agree to upend your life when you're hungover. 
Pot-belly pigs are not true farm animals. 
She's going to need a warmer coat. 

At first Goldie is nothing more than a fish out of water, with few clients and few friends. But after a less than pleasant encounter with a man whose dog is suffering from a possibly fatal case of bloat, she's finally earning the trust and goodwill from her fellow Blue Dog Valley citizens. Her clientele grows to include the many farm animals in the town, including a horse named Large Marge, a cape-wearing therapy alpaca, and a yardful of sweater-wearing goats. Add in Kevin, the "worst sheepdog in Blue Dog Valley," and a Sphinx cat named Airport, and Goldie is having the best time a vet can have. . . aside from the annoying attractive town grump, Cohen, who seems intent on making sure she always feels like an outsider.

With her newfound goodwill, Goldie comes up with an idea to reinvigorate the once flourishing Blue Dog Valley: a Christmas carnival. A petting zoo, pictures with Santa, a baking contest, what more could they want? After only some brief resistance from Cohen and his father, they begin the great plan to reinvigorate Blue Dog Valley.

Will Christmas be enough to salvage this dying town--and be enough to bring Goldie closer to a certain grumpy man?

Monday, September 19, 2022

#Spotlight & #Teaser of Painting Her Fate by Layla Lochran + #Giveaway

About the Book

Painting Her Fate
by  Layla Lochran
Tell All Secrets #1

Release date: September 19, 2022
Liliana: I’m a lass from London setting my life on track. My past left me trapped inside my mind, screaming. Can you hear it? I thought I’d be this way the rest of my days, then I found my passion.
To make the world a better place.
This artist is ready for new adventures only just as things are set in play, they spiral out of control and the one person who means the most may not survive. As my world careens, strong arms envelop me the same time sweet whispers lend their comfort. Only now monsters lurk within the shadows waiting to strike. Will I come out unscathed?

Alexander: Coming home from a war I could not win left me wounded, weak, and misplaced in my small town. This Marine is a far cry from who he once was. I have accepted my fate and thought I could move on. 
If only it was that easy.
Now two years home, I know this isn’t the man I’m meant to be. War changes a person and this one is on the brink of losing it all. Until one cry for help. A fiery vixen with a mean reflex. She’s perfect, too pure for me. Lili deserves much better than this broken shell I have become. Only once I have her, I can’t let go.


 Paperback: Amazon 
Audiobook (Narrated by Joe Arden and Stella Hunter): Audible

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

#Interview with author Freya Sampson of THE LOST TICKET

Lexi: If you’re in the mood for a book that’ll give you all the feels about friendship, romance, parenthood, and sisterhood, then you’ll want to see what our guest author has to say: welcome to the blog, Freya Sampson!!

Freya: Hi Lexi, thanks for inviting me.

Lexi: Your newest release is THE LOST TICKET in which we ride along with Libby as she navigates her new home, London, from her bus seat. You currently live in London, do you frequent the bus or where did this book’s idea come from?

Freya: When I first moved to London I lived at the southern end of the 88 bus route, and now I live at the north end, so it’s a bus I’ve been riding for two decades! But I also chose it because it’s a route that goes through some of my favorite spots in the city: Hampstead Heath, Camden Town, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, the River Thames... If you ever visit London, a ride on the 88 is a great way to see the tourist sights!