Thursday, March 31, 2016

#Review: All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan - 3.5 Wine Glasses

25858820Title: All Chained Up
Series:  Devil’s Rock #1
Author: Sophie Jordan
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 384 pgs
Published: Mar. 29, 2016 by Avon
ASIN: B01122C0AW
Links: Goodreads Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.5 out of  5 Wine Glasses

There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .

Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.

Knox feels it too—a shocking animal magnetism that drives him to risk his own life to protect Briar’s. Paroled at last, he tries to resist her. She’s too innocent, too sweet, and she has no idea what Knox is capable of. But a single touch can lead to a kiss—and a taste . . . until the only crime is denying what feels so right . . .

“When the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out.”—Ho Chi Minh 

Kimberly’s Thoughts:

#CoverReveal: Stay With Me by Kelly Elliott

Stay With Me
by Kelly Elliott
Expected publication: May 12th 2016

#Interview with Tiffany Shand of Denai Bound!

We have been lucky enough to have posted an excerpt before but this is the first time we have been able to interview this author. Welcome to the blog Tiffany Shand!

Lexi: Nothing goes together quite like love and magic. Your first book, Denai Touch, introduced Cate the witch and Jason the elemental. Magic meets love. And you let them get married! Thank you! When you started writing did you know that they would end up married at this point of the story arc? 

No. I always knew that I wanted them to get married but I wasn't sure in the beginning whether they would end up together at the end of Denai Touch.

Book News: Surprise Announcement from Cristin Harber!

SURPRISE! A new Titan novella! Available for you to get your hands on today, Thursday! If you've been dying for more of Cash and are going to love SWEET ONE!

Sweet One
Titan #5.5
by Cristin Harber
March 31, 2016
Cash is alive.
But who knows how bad he’s hurt.
There was an explosion, and he won’t wake up.

It’s the phone call that any Titan wife dreads, and the one that brings Nicola Garrison to her knees in tears. Crying and praying for Cash to wake up, she has one secret to tell him and now it might be too late.

“I’m pregnant. You’re going to be a daddy.” Practicing the words a million times didn’t matter if he wasn’t coming home from his job.

In her rush to save him, she lets down her guard. One slip. One tiny mistake. That is all it takes to let years of protecting her identity fall apart. Her time in witness protection, then at the CIA is called into question by someone who has the power to end her life—and the baby she’s carrying.

As the game of shadows and spooks, mobsters and goons comes back to hunt Nicola, survival takes on new meaning—protecting her baby, her husband, and her life—forcing her to make a choice that would kill her anyway in the end.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

#Review: Midnight Ride by Cat Johnson - 4.5 Wine Glasses

21570369Title: MIDNIGHT RIDE
Series: Midnight Cowboys #1
Author: Cat Johnson
Format: Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Published: Zebra (April 28, 2015)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

One bucking bronco…

Oklahoma ranch hand Tyler Jenkins is too young, too sexy, and too damn wild to be tied down by any single woman—for more than a few steamy hours…

One hard-working widow…

Widowed rancher Janie Smithwick is too busy paying off her debts to play rodeo with a reckless young cowboy like Tyler—no matter how hot he gets her…

One midnight ride they’ll never forget…

As a rule, Janie should be dating a man her own age, like her handsome neighbor Rohn—not the twenty-four-year old ranch hand he employs. But once Tyler gets Janie alone—held tight in his arms, pressed against his hard muscled body, burning with desire—the widow realizes that some rules, like broncos, are meant to be broken… 

Linda's Thoughts:
"I was going to go to bed early and maybe read for a little bit."
"Reading. Wow. Not sure I know many girls who do that."
Her brows rose. "Then you're hanging out with the wrong girls."
"No doubt. I most definitely have been... in the past, but I've raised my standards a bit recently."

Q&A with Ashlyn Chase of I Dream of Dragons! (#Giveaway)

Welcome, Ashlyn! Congratulations on your new paranormal romance series debuting April 5th called Boston Dragons! Can you please give us a short summary of what this series will be about? And will any of the Flirting with Fangs characters show up along the ways?

Yes! I’m excited about this new series, especially because we get to revisit characters from both the Flirting with Fangs and the original Strange Neighbors series. These new books could be considered a continuation of the whole Boston cast. Mother Nature is still looking for a few good modern muses, the paranormals are still trying to gather socially—even though their bar burned to the ground at the end of How to Date a Dragon, and now they’ve taken over an apartment on Beacon Street and turned it into a clubhouse… Oh, is that a spoiler? Oh, well. There’s plenty more adventure and mayhem to keep you reading and entertained for hours.

Happy Book Birthday to Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters!

18134900Unseen Messages
by Pepper Winters
Paperback, 714 pages
Published March 30th 2016
“There is a message for everything. From handwritten to verbal, seen and unseen. Messages exist all around us.”

But what if you don't see? 
What if you don't understand?
What if, by ignoring the message, your life is never the same again?

Estelle Evermore morphed from nobody to somebody overnight.
Galloway Oak put his past behind him and endeavoured to make his fortune using his trade.

Two strangers.
One plane.
Multiple unseen messages.

From sky to island, they find neither fame nor skills can save them. Stripped from society and left alone to survive the elements, the very task of staying alive outweighs all other needs.

Until survival turns to desire.
And desire turns to danger.

From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes a timeless love story answering the question of what happens when everything is stripped away. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

#Review: Christmas with a Bite by Patricia A. Wolf - 3.5 Wine Glasses

Series: House of Elysian, #1
Author: Patricia A. Wolf
Format: Kindle,
Published: Entangled: Covet (December 15, 2014)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Sometimes the holidays totally bite...
This Christmas, Mara Livingston is determined to start over. But as she's driving to her "new" home, a freak winter storm forces her off the road. Now she's stranded in the middle of nowhere. Then he shows up. And there's something strangely familiar about him...

Connor Reese never expected to see Mara again. Nor is he prepared for the onslaught of emotions―including an unimaginable rush of desire―she stirs within him. Now he has a chance to claim the woman he's always wanted. Except, there are a couple of small details that Mara doesn't know. The first is that Connor is a vampire. And the second is that if his family finds out about Mara, she will most certainly be killed...

Linda's Thoughts:
Conner Reese for Christmas. Now that sounded like jingle bells all the way. More time with him would be the perfect gift.

Happy Book Birthday to Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry! (#Giveaway)

17928147Walk the Edge 
(Thunder Road #2)
by Katie McGarry
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Harlequin TEEN
ISBN 0373211627
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

#Review: Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy - 4 Wine Glasses

12368900Title: MIDNIGHT RESCUE
Series: Killer Instincts #1
Author: Elle Kennedy
Format: Paperback, 361 pages
Published: Signet Eclipse 2012-05-01; Original edition (2012)
ASIN: 00722Y7US
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she's the good guy.

Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she's a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has-nerve, resilience, strength, sex-to come out on top. Her only rule: trust no one.
Abby's latest assignment is in Columbia: go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as back-up. His mission: get Abby out of that hell hole.

The last thing Kane expects is to feel a primal attraction for Abby. But when she convinces him to join her on her perilous mission, their newfound passion could put the lives of their whole team at risk.

Linda's Thoughts:
She glanced at the bathroom door once more, her cheeks growing warm as the glass door slid open and Kane emerged from the steamy shower stall.
She swallowed, unable to tear her eyes away from his nude, dripping-wet body. He had the kind of rock-hard physique that would make other women drool. His broad chest tapered to a trim waist, and his legs were thick and dusted with golden hair. He was lean, not bulky, with perfectly sculpted muscles that looked like they'd been carved out of marble. He was hard. Everywhere.
"I'm afraid it's too late for you to join me in the shower," he said in a silky voice. "Though we could still make good use of the bed."

Read an #Excerpt from Samantha Chase’s Love Walks In! (#Giveaway)

25821905Love Walks In 
(The Shaughnessy Brothers #2)
by Samantha Chase 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 5th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492616257
The Shaughnessy Brothers are back

He lives by a schedule
Aubrey Burke is on the run from an about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy. Now his careful world will never be the same.

She lives for the moment
Hugh’s approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey’s, but she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There’s a darker reason behind her “live for today” attitude than Hugh could possibly know, but for the first time Aubrey dares to hope this man’s love might make it worth taking a chance on the future.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sexy Snippets: Over the Line (#OntheRun 2) by Lisa Desrochers


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!

#Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes - 3 Wine Glasses

Series: Falling Kingdoms #1
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Narrator: Fred Berman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 11 hours and 35 minutes
Published: Listening Library, 11 Dec 2012
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library (Overdrive)
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It's the eve of war.... Choose your side.

Linda's Thoughts:
“Magic will find those with pure hearts, even when all seems lost.”

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday Sangria: Easter Berry Sangria (#Sangria #Wine #Easter #Recipe)


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!  

Easter Berry Sangria Recipe

#Review: The Wayward One by Danelle Harmon - 3 Wine Glasses

28938527Title: The Wayward One
Series:  The de Montforte Brothers #5
Author: Danelle Harmon
Format:  eBook, 359 pgs
Published: Mar.17, 2016 by Danelle Harmon
Links: Goodreads |Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3 out of  5 Wine Glasses

"The bluest of blood; the boldest of hearts; the de Montfortes will take your breath away." 

Irish Captain Ruaidri O' Devir has no love for the English. Taken from his family and pressed into the Royal Navy at a young age, he is now a commander for the fledgling American Continental Navy, hand-picked by John Adams himself to steal a potent new explosive from the British. Ruaidri expects to be successful in his mission. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with the sister of the man he's crossed an ocean to abduct...

Beautiful Lady Nerissa de Montforte is the youngest sibling in a powerful and aristocratic English family. Fiercely guarded by her overprotective brothers, she pines for love after a longtime betrothal was cruelly cut short. When she accompanies her brother to a demonstration of his new explosive, she never dreams that her wildest longings to find love and freedom are about to be fulfilled ... by a man who is wrong for her in every single way except the one that matters most...

The spectacular conclusion to the internationally bestselling DE MONTFORTE series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Danelle Harmon!

Kimberly’s Thoughts: