Friday, July 31, 2015

#Review: Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl - 3.5 Wine Glasses

24338317Title: Taking the Heat
Series: Jackson:  Girls’ Night Out #3
Author: Victoria Dahl
Format: Paperback & eBook, 384 pages
Published: July 28, 2015 by HQN
Links: Goodreads | Amazon B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Passion this hot can't be faked…

All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City. When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Saving her pride and her new gig—writing a relationship advice column!—requires some faking. No one can know the truth about her big-city flop or her nonexistent sex life. But the town's irresistibly rugged librarian is determined to figure her out… and give her hands-on lessons in every wicked thing she wants to know.

Gabe MacKenzie's heart might be in Wyoming, but secretly his future's tied up in his family's Manhattan legacy. Getting down and dirty with Veronica is supposed to give him a few memorable nights—not complicate his plans. But the thing about heat this scorching is there's just no going back… and it might be too hot for either of them to take

Kimberly’s Thoughts:

Firehawks Profile from M.L. Buchman's Hot Point (#Giveaway)

Mount Hood Aviation Profile

Full Name: Emily Beale
Occupation: lead pilot Mount Hood Aviation
Height: 5’10”
Hair Color: straight blond
Eye Color: blue
Age: 34
Originally from: Washington D.C.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Audio #Review: Karma by Donna Augustine - 4 Wine Glasses

22701565Title: Karma
Series: Karma #1
Author: Donna Augustine
Narrated by: Angel Clark
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
Format: Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:02-26-15
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

People say karma's a...well, you know. Personally, I don't think I'm that bad. It's not like I wanted this job. I wasn't even in my right mind when I accepted the position.

Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tramp, and Murphy's Law, who's a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He's got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to see him constantly. It's unavoidable. We're hunting the same man—my murderer.

Linda's Thoughts:
People say karma's a bitch. Personally, I really don't think I'm that bad.

Top 5 Reasons to Love Officer Luc Moretti of FRISK ME by Lauren Layne (#Giveaway)

Top 5 Reasons to Love Officer Luc Moretti

1. Hidden depths — My favorite thing about Luc (and the hardest thing to write) was that he’s really a different guy on the outside than he is on the inside. The past couple years have been rough on a personal level, but because Luc’s always been the “charming one” in the family, he doesn’t know how to turn off the smiley Luc. Then along comes Ava, who on one hand, annoys the heck out of him, but on the other hand, allows him to just BE as he really is, without having to fake anything.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Teaser of The Great Estate by Sherri Browning (#Giveaway)

24296607The Great Estate 
(Thornbrook Park #3)
by Sherri Browning
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402286856
If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, don't miss the fascinating Edwardian world of Thornbrook Park.
Pulled apart by past mistakes...

Sophia Thorne was young and inexperienced when she married the dashing Earl of Averford . . . and through dark and troubled times, their relationship nearly came to an end. Now she's determined to transform herself into the fiery, ardent lover she always wanted to be, giving them a second chance at love . . . before they're lost to each other forever.

Driven by a passion neither could deny...

It took nearly losing Sophia for Gabriel to realize he had allowed his love for his great estate to distract him from his beautiful wife. But that time is over. Despite all the obstacles standing in their way, Gabriel vows to teach Sophia what it is to truly love . . . and to be loved by a husband devoted heart and soul to her every desire.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top 5 Reasons I'm a Romance Writer with Katie MacAlister of DRAGON FALL (#Giveaway)

Top 5 Reasons I'm a Romance Writer

1. All the heroes are mine.
I just share them with readers when I'm busy
doing something else.

2. Who doesn't want to remember what it's like falling in love again
(and again, and again...)?
The world needs more romance in it, and I can
focus on writing stories where someone finds the one person meant to be
with him or her.

Happy Book Birthday to Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout (#Giveaway)

Every Last Breath 
(The Dark Elements #3)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
ISBN 0373211147 
Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell… 

Monday, July 27, 2015

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: Tremaine's True Love by Grace Burrowes

Message From the Author

What makes a man a gentleman?

For a romance writer, this question has to be answered in every book, because implicit in the term “hero” is something of the gentleman. Heroes need not be charming, handsome or wealthy, and they might not even be obviously heroic, at least at the start of the book, but they have to be worthy of our loyalty for the duration of an entire book. 

In the True Gentlemen series, I took three men who’d wandered across my pages in previous stories—Tremaine St. Michael, Daniel Banks, and Willow Dorning—and found them each a happily ever after. Tremaine is a flinty business man, Daniel is poor and pious, Willow finds polite society an enormous trial and would far rather be with his dogs. These fellows were not obvious choices as romance heroes, but they each had something that tempted me to write stories for them.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sexy Snippets: Wild Thunder (The Wild Series) by Cassie Edwards


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!

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: Dangerous Magic by Jessica Lauryn

25074004Dangerous Magic 
(The Pinnacles of Power, #5)
by Jessica Lauryn 
ebook, 277 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Siren BookStrand
Corinne Johnson's world was shattered years ago, when a strange discovery in her husband's briefcase led to her becoming separated from her children. Now, engaged to re-marry the man responsible, Corinne is determined to always be in Ethan and Mattie's lives, even if it means being in a marriage without passion. But when she has a mysterious dream in which she kisses her once coworker Jack Madera, Corinne's plans of securing her future quickly go up in smoke. Jack, the sexy and mysterious Wiccan she knew years ago, is back in North Conway. And in the midst of everything else, Corinne begins to suspect the most erotic dream of her life was never a dream at all.

After recently coming to a fork in the road, Jack Madera decides the only way he can move forward with his life is if he learns the identity of his biological father. But when his search takes him to North Conway, the town in which his old coworker Corinne Johnson lives, Jack realizes his visit may not be as short-lived as he'd hoped. Drawn to the woman he has always shared a deep connection with, Jack puts his non-existent heart on the line. He casts a spell which takes him and Corinne down a path they never saw coming. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sangria Saturday: Margarita Sangria (#Recipe #Sangria #Wine #Tequila)


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!  

Friday was National Tequila Day and even though it might be Saturday there is no reason that you still can't celebrate with this summer cocktail!

#Giveaway: Toxic by Kim Karr

by Kim Karr 
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by NAL Trade
ISBN 0451475674 
New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr turns up the heat in a smoking hot, emotionally compelling romance that takes you into the world of Manhattan's elite. Meet Jeremy McQueen, a sexy, intense, brooding entrepreneur who goes after what he wants, and Phoebe St. Claire, a socialite-turned-CEO who's been drifting through life searching for something she thought she'd never find again--the right man to share her future.  
Phoebe St. Claire has devoted herself to saving her family's hotel empire--but her best efforts have not been good enough. With her whole world in turmoil, the tenacious go-getter turns to the once love of her life. Far from innocent, Jeremy McQueen was the guy from the wrong side of the tracks who her parents would never have approved of. Their years apart have only made the sexy bad boy more irresistible than ever--and their reunion is explosive.  
When she asks Jeremy to help her salvage her family business, he agrees immediately, with only one condition--he wants her in his bed.  
But soon surprising circumstances leave Phoebe reeling. Was this fairy tale romance just too good to be true? Will Jeremy's secrets pull them apart all over again? 


Friday, July 24, 2015

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: A Radical Arrangement by Jane Ashford

24957185A Radical Arrangement
by Jane Ashford
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Sir Justin Keighley was everything that repelled Margaret Mayfield in a man. He was shocking in his opinions, arrogant in his manner, rude in his actions, and completely without respect for the common decencies of civilized society.

Margaret was everything that Sir Justin detested in a woman. She was shy, retiring, obedient to her parents, almost embarrassed by her own beauty, and ignorant of virtually every phase of real life in the real world.

Needless to say, they both did everything in their power to escape being matched with each other. Somehow everything was not enough....

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Q&A with Sherri Browning of The Great Estate (#Giveaway)

Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, the third in Sherri Browning’s Thornbrook Park series, The Great Estate, comes out this August! To celebrate her new release, Sherri’s agreed to answer some questions for us about herself and her career as an author.

The story takes place in the Edwardian era. What are some of the challenges you face when writing a love scene in a different time period?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Promotional Post: Black Dawn by Cristin Harber (#Giveaway)

23213194Black Dawn 
(Titan #6)
by Cristin Harber
Published July 14th 2015 by Mill Creek Press
ISBN 1942236085
Parker Black wants the one woman he shouldn’t have—his buddy’s girl. She's sweet and smart, but clueless about how deep Parker lives in Titan’s virtual world. Everything is controlled. Chaos is mastered. Black and white data and risk analysis. That is the way he understands his world, how he plays his role to keep Titan teams alive.

But he’s wrong.

About everything.

Lexi Dare lives two lives. She’s an unhappy fiancée stuck in a spiraling relationship, unsure how she ended up with a ring on her finger and an abuser in her bed. But she’s also elusive. Elite. A master hacker playing deadly stakes.

When the lines blur and the truth comes out, Lexi’s only shot at survival is the trust of her rival—her equal—before it’s too late.

Monday, July 20, 2015

ARC #Review: Fatal Pursuit by Elisabeth Naughton - 4 Wine Glasses

24913077Title: Fatal Pursuit
Series: Aegis  #3
Author: Elisabeth Naughton 
Format: Paperback & eBook, 338 pages
Published: July 28, 2015 by Montlake Romance 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Five years ago, Aegis Security op manager Marley Addison’s lover died in a South American raid gone horribly wrong…or so she thought. When she receives a phone call telling her that he is still very much alive and in danger, she vows to bring him home safely, even if Aegis CEO and former Navy SEAL Jake Ryder has kept her out of the field for the last few years. Then Jake shows up in Colombia to help her, leaving Marley annoyed…and more than a little distracted by her alarmingly handsome boss.
As things between Marley and Jake heat up in the wilderness, they discover their rescue mission is filled with treachery. Now the domineering Jake has to rely on Marley for survival. But can she depend on him when their mission takes a shocking and deadly turn?
Fatal Pursuit is the pulse-pounding third book in Elisabeth Naughton’s scorching Aegis series.

Kimberly’s Thoughts:

#Review: Spelled by Betsy Schow - 3.5 Wine Glasses

24380140Title: Spelled
Author: Betsy Schow
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Published: June 2nd 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN: 1492608718 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon 
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.

Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks—like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the brooding prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.

Talk about unhappily ever after. 

Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving the kingdom in chaos and her parents stuck in some place called "Kansas." Now it's up to Dorthea and her pixed off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse...before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.

Linda's Thoughts:
An ill-worded wish is worse than a curse...

#CoverReveal: Legend (Real #6) by Katy Evans

The final book in the Real series - LEGEND! 

(Real series #6)
by Katy Evans 
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Expected publication: February 9th 2016 by Gallery Books

Q&A with Corporal Xander Riggs from Paige Tyler's Wolf Trouble! (#Giveaway)

Paige Tyler’s sexy, action-packed SWAT series is back this August with the release of Wolf Trouble! To celebrate this latest release, Corporal Xander Riggs has agreed to a Q&A:

If you could change one thing about your job what would you change?