Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Happy #BookBirthday to The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton


About the Book

The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba
by Chanel Cleeton

Format: 320 pages, Hardcover
Expected publication: May 4, 2021 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780593098875 
At the end of the nineteenth century, three revolutionary women fight for freedom in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton’s captivating new novel inspired by real-life events and the true story of a legendary Cuban woman–Evangelina Cisneros–who changed the course of history.

A feud rages in Gilded Age New York City between newspaper tycoons William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. When Grace Harrington lands a job at Hearst’s newspaper in 1896, she’s caught in a cutthroat world where one scoop can make or break your career, but it’s a story emerging from Cuba that changes her life.

Unjustly imprisoned in a notorious Havana women’s jail, eighteen-year-old Evangelina Cisneros dreams of a Cuba free from Spanish oppression. When Hearst learns of her plight and splashes her image on the front page of his paper, proclaiming her, “The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba,” she becomes a rallying cry for American intervention in the battle for Cuban independence.

With the help of Marina Perez, a courier secretly working for the Cuban revolutionaries in Havana, Grace and Hearst’s staff attempt to free Evangelina. But when Cuban civilians are forced into reconcentration camps and the explosion of the USS Maine propels the United States and Spain toward war, the three women must risk everything in their fight for freedom.


Monday, May 3, 2021

#Spotlight on The Wolf Wore Plaid by Terry Spear + #Giveaway

About the Book

The Wolf Wore Plaid
Highland Wolf #6
by Terry Spear

Format: Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 27, 2021
ISBN: 9781728228785 
This Highland lass is a little too unpredictable, but maybe that's exactly what an overprotective Highland wolf needs in his life.

Enrick MacQuarrie has no time in his life to worry about anything beyond the duties of being the second-in-command of his Highland pack. Work always comes first. Until a movie being filmed at Enrick's castle results in an enemy clan bent on revenge, and Enrick is tasked with keeping his longtime packmate Heather MacNeil safe.

Impetuous Heather MacNeil has had a crush on Enrick for as long as she can remember, but never any hope he'd reciprocate her interest. But a battle between the clans turns into something deeper between the two wolves, and Heather's wildness might be just the thing to teach Enrick that all work and no play makes for a very frustrated alpha.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

#Spotlight on The Nightborn by Isabel Cooper + #Giveaway

About the Book

The Nightborn
Stormbringer #2
by Isabel Cooper
Format: 352 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: April 27, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Sentinels spend their lives fighting the monsters that prey upon humanity.

As the Traitor God’s army grows and war looms ever-closer, Sentinel Branwyn arrives in the gleaming city-state of Heliodar to ask its High Council for aid. Its youngest member, Zelen Varengir, is sympathetic to her cause, but his hands are tied by his powerful family—and when they demand he spy upon the beautiful warrior, there is little he can do but obey.

But something stronger than blood draws Zelen and Branwyn together, and when Branwyn is framed for the murder of the High Lord himself, the unlikely duo must learn to trust each other if they want to discover the deep secrets hidden in the heart of the city, uncover the real enemies moving against them, and embrace the attraction neither can deny...all while facing down the return of the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Starter Wife by Bethany Lopez

About the Book

Starter Wife
The Jilted Wives Club #1
by Bethany Lopez

Format: Paperback
Published: April 26, 2021
ISBN: 9781954655034
USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez brings you an all-new trilogy about getting a second chance at love. Follow Whitney, Summer, and Margo as they experience the good, bad, and ugly of dating again in your thirties and forties. Join them in The Jilted Wives Club.

When life gives you lemons, make a Lemontini...

Divorced and jobless at forty-something, Whitney never thought she’d be starting over. But here she is. Single and (not so) ready to mingle - with anyone except him.

Luca leads a charmed life. He's got the perfect job, the support of a big Italian family, and a bevy of women eager to grant his mother’s wish for grandchildren… except the woman he really wants.
Now that Whitney’s Starter Wife days are over, Luca is determined to convince her to give him a shot.

Too bad the only shot Whitney’s sure of right now is the Lemontini.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

#Interview with Kristy Woodson Harvey of Under the Southern Sky

Any fans of This Is Us out there? If so, our guest today is going to be a huge hit! For those non-watchers, don’t worry, you’ll be hooked by the beautiful, heartbreaking writing! Join me in welcoming Kristy Woodson Harvey!

It's spring, which makes me think of baby chicks and bunnies and fresh green grass—in short, babies! But it’s a difficult truth that babies don’t always come as easily as spring. And IVF is what starts the whole story in UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, your newest release. You have a journalist, Amelia, doing a story on abandoned embryos and finds one of her childhood friends and late wife (who only recently passed away) on the list. Talk about a double whammy for Parker, he struggles with the loss of his wife and then has to determine what to do with her embryos. What’s the most important message you wanted readers to get from Parker’s life and struggles? 

First, I love this so much. So well said. For me, this book is about family—the one we create and the one we’re born into—and how incredibly important it is to define what that looks like for you. Both Parker and Amelia come into this story with really finite ideas about what family looks like, and it changes for both of them. That’s a message too, I think: We’re allowed to change our minds! 

Happy #BookBirthday to The Mars Strain by A.C. Anderson (#Audiobook)

About the Book

Title: The Mars Strain 
Listening Length: 10 hours and 28 minutes
Author: A.C. Anderson (Alexia Chantel)
Narrator: Morgan Hallett
Audible.com Release Date: April 27, 2021
Publisher: Recorded Books Inc.
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Language: English
We’ve colonized Mars, but we never should’ve come back.

When the first astronauts of the Mars Colony returned to Earth, they brought a mysterious, metal box they had found half-buried in the red dirt, called the Mars Cube. The scientists assigned to uncover its secrets tested it, scanned it, tried to blow it up, and everything in between. Then they accidentally opened it.  

Biosafety level-4 laboratories, BSL4, hold the most deadly viruses on the Earth, and Juliet handled them daily. Her research at the CDC landed her a position on the Mars Cube Investigative Team in the world’s only BSL-5 lab. The only drawback: Her ex was one of the astronauts that brought back the Cube. 

What was held inside the Cube shouldn’t have gotten out. It shouldn’t have ever been exposed to our planet because the Mars Strain is now loose and killing at a 100 percent mortality rate. Juliet is fighting for our very existence, Jake is working with the Mars Colonists to decipher the Cube’s holographic message for a clue, and someone wants to take over the Mars Program for themselves. They’re all watching the clock, and it's about to run out.