Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#Review: How to Marry a Royal Highlander by Vanessa Kelly - 3 Wine Glasses

22891461Title: How to Marry a Royal Highlander 
Series: The Renegade Royals #4
Author: Vanessa Kelly
Format: eBook/Paperback, 352 pages
Published: June 30th 2015 by Zebra
ISBN: 1420131281 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Illegitimate yet thoroughly irresistible, the Renegade Royals are leaving behind their careers as daring spies for the greatest adventure of all…

At sixteen, Alasdair Gilbride, heir to a Scottish earldom, fled the Highlands and an arranged betrothal. Ten years later, Alasdair must travel home to face his responsibilities. It’s a task that would be much easier without the distracting presence of the most enticing woman he’s ever met…

After one escapade too many, Eden Whitney has been snubbed by the ton. The solution: rusticating in the Scottish wilderness, miles from all temptation. Except, of course, for brawny, charming Alasdair. The man is so exasperating she’d likely kill him before they reach the border—if someone else weren’t trying to do just that. Now Eden and Alasdair are plunging into a scandalous affair with his life and her reputation at stake—and their hearts already irreparably lost…

Kimberly’s Thoughts:

Audio #Review: Norse Jewel by Gina Conkle - 4 Wine Glasses

Title: Norse Jewel

Author: Gina Conkle
Published: June 17th 2013 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781622662 
Narrated by: Braden Wright
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins 
Format: Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date: 06-05-15
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

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A stolen woman of rare qualities…

Seized by marauders and taken to the icy northlands by the wolf-eyed Viking warrior, Helena will do whatever it takes to earn her freedom and return to France.

A mighty Viking Chieftain…

Betrayal has turned Hakan’s heart to ice, but the spirited Frankish maid warms him in a way he’s never known. The spell she weaves leaves them both breathless, but can he keep his promise to return her home even if it means he’ll lose his precious jewel forever?

Linda's Thoughts:
"I'll eat whatever you put in front of me." He grinned uneasily, eyeing the egg. "You'll not toss that at my head, will you?"
"This?" Helena held the light brown egg between thumb and forefinger. "Why would I do that?"
Sven glanced from Hakan to Helena. She cupped the egg and let it roll across her palm.
"Helena." Hakan's voice threaded with warning. "Twould please me greatly to have my eggs cooked this morn."
She gave the egg a small toss and it plopped into her palm intact. "As you wish."

IT'S HERE! Insider by Olivia Cunning is NOW AVAILABLE! (#Giveaway)

It's the book that Sinners fans have been waiting dying  for - INSIDER IS FINALLY HERE!

(Exodus End #1)
by Olivia Cunning 
Published June 30th 2015
Toni wants to be an insider.
Logan just wants inside her.

She’s finally ready to rock...
Toni Nichols set aside her dreams to raise her little sister, but now she's reaching for the stars as the creator of a revolutionary interactive biography about Exodus End. She’s on tour with the rock band to immerse herself in their world, but how will she ever gain the trust of four veteran superstars who've been burned by the media before? Nobody said this was going to be easy. Then again, good things can come in hard packages.

He's always ready to roll…
Adrenaline junkie Logan Schmidt lives for the rush of playing his bass guitar before thousands of screaming fans. When he's not performing onstage or in the bedroom, he's looking for his next thrill in extreme sports. So why does a sweet, innocent journalist get his heart pumping and capture his full attention? Is Toni the real deal or just digging up dirt on his band? Logan’s eager to rock Toni’s world and roll her in the sack, but when she starts to get too close to his heart, she takes her insider look to a place he may never be willing to go.

Redeeming the Unredeemable with Claire Ashgrove of the Inherited Damnation Series (#Giveaway)

Redeeming the Unredeemable

Hi all!  It’s been a while since I’ve been here, but I always love spending time on Reading Between the Wines.  Thanks for having me back and letting me talk about Marked for Death.  For those of you just catching on to the series, this is the last book in the Inherited Damnation series.  If you’d like to check out the first, it’s available free – Cursed to Kill.

Happy Book Birthday to .@LauraKayeAuthor and HARD TO LET GO! (#Giveaway)

The final book in Laura Kaye's must read ex-military romantic suspense series is here! And if you've read these books then I am sure you feel the same as I do, I don't know whether to be ecstatic for Beckett's book or heart-broken that this is the end! Thankfully Ms. Kaye has a spin-ff series in the works and hopefully this won't be the last that we see of the Hard Ink men! Look for our review of this title coming soon!

23003746Hard to Let Go 
(Hard Ink #4)
by Laura Kaye 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Avon
ISBN 0062267949 
Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters the biggest complication yet—seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights—and his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

Monday, June 29, 2015

#Review: Midnight Captive by Elle Kennedy - 4.5 Wine Glasses

Title: Midnight Captive 
Series: Killer Instincts #6
Author: Elle Kennedy 
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Published: June 2nd 2015 by Signet
ISBN: 0451474422
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Former CIA agent Bailey Jones has spent months trying to forget her night of passion with mercenary Sean Reilly. An elite and methodical assassin, she has no room in her life for a reckless, rule-breaking Irishman, and she’s vowed to steer clear of the tempting bad boy who lured her into his bed under false pretenses.

When Sean is implicated in the robbery of a Dublin bank, Bailey knows something isn’t right. So what if she can’t trust him? There’s no way Sean would end up on the wrong side of the law. In fact, he’s stuck in the middle of a dark and dirty conspiracy that could put his twin brother’s life at risk with one wrong move. And Bailey’s life too when she agrees to help.

As the stakes are raised and Bailey finds herself torn between two brothers, the fine line between danger and desire is crossed…and it’ll take more than a killer instinct to survive.

Linda's Thoughts:
"Are you going to put some clothes on?" she blurted out.
"No. Are you going to take yours off?"
"Right. Of course not."

#Review: Pure Blooded by Amanda Carlson - 4 Wine Glasses

20343959Title: Pure Blooded
Series: Jessica McClain #5
Author: Amanda Carlson
Format: eBook/Paperback, 320 pages
Published: June 16th 2015 by Orbit
ISBN: 0316404357
Links: Goodrads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Jessica arrives back from the Underworld to find her father embroiled in a battle against the Made wolves. She and her crew drop everything to join them.

Once she arrives, the threat is after her. Jessica is lured into danger when her adversary takes something precious from her. With help from an unlikely source, Jessica goes up against her creator in a battle that will decide the path of everyone involved. She must war against a new set of foes, ones who could not only steal her power, but could take her soul as well.

Linda's Thoughts:
Jesus, Jess, it would be nice if you stayed out of life-and-death scenarios for five minutes.

Promotional Post: Up in Smoke by Tessa Bailey (#Giveaway)

Meet Ex- Navy Seal Connor in UP IN SMOKE!

23014839Up in Smoke 
(Crossing the Line #2)
by Tessa Bailey
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: June 23rd 2015 by Entangled: Select
ISBN 1633750132 
Connor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he's spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin's crime ring. Through a twist of fate, he's now in Chicago, working undercover to bust criminals. But when a cute little arsonist joins the team—all combat boots, tiny jean shorts, and hot-pink hair—Connor’s notorious iron control slips.

Erin "she's getting away" O'Dea knows two things. She hates authority. And… Nope, that's it. When she's forced to operate on the “right” side of the law, her fear of being confined and controlled blazes to the surface. The last thing she expects is a control freak like Connor to soothe her when she needs it most. Worse, something behind the sexy ex-soldier's eyes ignites a dangerous inferno of desire. One that invites Erin to play with fire. And one that could get them both killed…

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sexy Snippets: Wicked Ride by Rebecca Zanetti


Sundays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. Want to join in? Just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like, and then leave a comment with a link to your post. And don't forget to have a sexy-good time!

#Excerpt #Reveal: Dream of You .@1001DarkNights by Jennifer L. Armentrout

DREAM OF YOU is part of the Wait for You series and a 1001 Dark Nights novella exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback.

23795188Dream of You 
(Wait for You #4.5)
by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Kindle Edition, 131 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday Sangria: Sweet Honey White Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Cava )


Welcome to Sangria Saturday, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  

I don't know about y'all, but it is HOT out there! Add in my sexy weekend read and well, I know I could use some relief from the heat! What better way to cool off then with a yummy sangria? Ginger, orange, and honey sound like the perfect combination to do it! 

Sweet Honey White Sangria

#CoverReveal: Ultimate Temptations by K.A. Robinson

We are very excited to share with you the cover to K.A. Robinson's upcoming young-adult paranormal! 

Ultimate Temptations
(Book one of the Temptations Series)
by K.A. Robinson
Expected publication: July 14th 2015

#Interview with Author Shelly Thacker of Midnight Raider!

Our guest today is a Reading Between the Wines newbie but you have seen her books receive high wine ratings more than once. So we are excited to welcome Shelly Thacker to the blog!

Lexi: Welcome! What is your wine of choice?

Thanks so much for inviting me to stop by the blog today! Let’s see, it looks like sangria is a popular beverage around here, so I’ll take a glass of that. :)

Lexi: Combine all of us and I think we have all varieties covered but we are all in agreement on your writing, we love historical romances! And we love when great historical romances are made even better! The Escape with a Scoundrel Series is comprised of revised novels. What made you come up with this idea and was it difficult to convince your publisher?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sexy Heroes of Summer Harlequin Blog Tour & #Giveaway!

Looking for some sexy reads this summer? Harlequin has three new releases for you! 

23569712Midnight Thunder 
(Thunder Mountain Brotherhood #1)
by Vicki Lewis Thompson 
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 19th 2015 by Harlequin
ISBN 0373798512
The lost cowboy…

Thunder Mountain Ranch was the only place cowboy Cade Gallagher had ever called home. But after he and Lexi Simmons broke each other's hearts, he left it behind, along with his foster family. Since then, Cade has drifted, looking for something—anything—to call home. Until a call from Lexi changes everything…

Cade has been gone too long. His foster mother is hospitalized, and the ranch is in deep financial trouble. Yet even as his world crumbles, Cade's hunger for Lexi is almost as tangible as the taste of her lips and the way her body fits deliciously against his. It's bittersweet surrender. But Lexi isn't the girl she used to be, and she's determined to have the hot cowboy in her bed only if she keeps him out of her heart.

Promotional Post: Stalker by Clarissa Wild (#Giveaway)

by Clarissa Wild 
Kindle Edition, Limited Signed Edition, 384 pages
Published June 16th 2015
F**k me once, I'll f**k you twice ... then I'll bury you.
No prison can keep me from seeking revenge. Especially when it comes to her.
She, the woman who put me in jail.
I swore that I'd come for her, to claim what belongs to me: Her life.
I'm not a good man. On the contrary, I love to be bad. It's in my veins. Just like it's in my veins to ruin her.
She's an actress, pretending to be a saint, but we both know that isn't true. One way or another, she'll pay for what she did.
I will hunt for her. Make her fear me. Make her body mine.
Bad deeds never go unpunished ... And I always go out with a bang.

WARNING: This book is a DARK ROMANCE STANDALONE - it has a non-conventional ending. This isn't rainbow sprinkles & unicorn fluff. It's a dark, thrilling journey of two people clashing over love, lust, and hatred. Heed the warning. Contains graphic violence, alcohol, drugs & other disturbing content. No Cliffhanger. Complete at 94000 words. Stand Alone.

#CoverReveal: Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark Series Part IV!

Kresley Cole’s phenomenal Immortals After Dark series is being entirely repackaged and we have the new covers to share with you! Here are the latest Hot Hot Hot Off the Press new looks for DEEP KISS OF WINTER and PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE. What do you think? Do you  like the new covers or do you prefer the originals? Let us know! You can see the previous cover reveals for the series here: Part I, Part II, Part III.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Interview with Liora Blake of True Devotion!

True North (True, #1)True Devotion (True, #2)True Divide (True, #3)
We had her here to talk about her bad boy rockers with True #1 and we were lucky enough to have her back for the release of True#2! Welcome back Liora Blake! Thank you so much!

Lexi: New books and new experiences. Last time we chatted you talked about how you are a solitary writer and collaborating with an expert guide was new and fun. What has been the biggest change with True Devotion?

Wow. I think the biggest change has been the added pressure of hoping those folks who liked TRUE NORTH find this book just as enjoyable. Giving readers a story they can fall in love with is tremendously important to me, so I'm crossing my fingers that Simon and Devon will measure up!