Tuesday, January 31, 2017

3.5 Wine Glass #Review for Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen

30109670Title:  Between the Devil and the Duke
Series:  Season for Scandal  #3
Author:  Kelly Bowen
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 353pgs
Published:  Jan. 31, 2017 by Forever
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Their love was always in the cards.
He should have thrown her out. But when club owner Alexander Lavoie catches a mysterious blonde counting cards at his vingt-et-un table, he's more intrigued than angry. He has to see more of this beauty—in his club, in his office, in his bed. But first he'll have to devise a proposition she can't turn down.

Gossip said he was an assassin.
Common sense told her to stay away. But Angelique Archer was desperate, and Lavoie's club offered a surefire way to make quick money—until she got caught. Instead of throwing her out though, the devil offers her a deal: come work for him. Refusing him means facing starvation, but with a man so sinfully handsome and fiercely protective, keeping things professional might prove impossible.

Kimberly’s Thoughts:

Happy #BookBirthday to Hard Rhythm by Cecilia Tan + #Giveaway

30145120Hard Rhythm 
(Secrets of a Rock Star #3)
by Cecilia Tan
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Forever
ISBN 145553367X
Are they ready to go all the way?

Maddie Rofel has seen it all. Even the kinkiest games she witnesses working as a hostess in L.A.'s most exclusive private sex club fail to shock her, much less turn her on. Until the night she has a very personal encounter with drummer Chino Garcia, and the two discover an intimate connection neither can deny. Suddenly the jaded hostess is softening under Chino's touch, and submitting in ways she never expected . . .

All his life, Chino has been running from something. Normally he beats back his demons by losing himself in his music. Now he's losing himself in Maddie. And, while it drives Chino wild when Maddie bares her body to him, what he really wants is for Maddie to bare her soul. For that, Chino will have to push Maddie past her furthest limits-and share his own dark secrets.

Happy #BookBirthday to Almost a Bride by Jo Watson + #Giveaway

Almost a Bride 
(Destination Love #2)
by Jo Watson 
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Forever
ISBN 1455595500
That awkward moment you catch your boyfriend in bed with another woman and then mistakenly get arrested #chargesdropped

Annie knows life isn't always fair. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get mistaken for a crazed intruder when you come home early and find your boyfriend wearing nipple clamps with a coworker on the night you thought he was going to propose to you.

The important thing is to move on, and for Annie that means treating herself to a tropical vacation. But when she runs into her ex and his new woman staying at the same resort, reason is washed out to sea. Caught off guard, Annie pretends she's with Chris, a cute screenwriter she meets on the beach. With his own writing blocked, Chris is happy to help Annie craft a story to save face. Soon Annie isn't just getting over her ex, she's getting under Chris. As her fictional feelings grow increasingly real, Annie has to decide if she's ready to risk her heart on a new relationship.

Monday, January 30, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Saved By A SEAL by Cat Johnson

22612631Title: Saved by a SEAL
Series: Hot SEALs #2
Author: Cat Johnson
Narrator: Craig Jessen
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 4 hours and 22 minutes
Published: October 29, 2014 by Cat Johnson
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Contest win
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Zane Alexander was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but the rebellious bad boy traded it, along with his share of the family fortune, for a Navy SEAL trident and freedom from his controlling father.

Ten years later, Zane’s teammates are depending on him to secure the startup capital they need to open their security company and he’s gambling on his skills at covert operations to get it. For a million dollars he’ll fake interest in Missy Greenwood, the Senator’s daughter his father wants him to date in exchange for the investment.

But when Missy is kidnapped and Zane and his team are sent to Nigeria to rescue her and the others being held, bullets as well as sparks of attraction start to fly. There’s no more faking when the danger and the emotions both turn very real in this contemporary romantic suspense from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson.

Linda's Thoughts:

This was Zane Alexander, the boy who had been a Casanova since he hit puberty.

#Spotlight on The Forests Of Dru by Jeffe Kennedy

33845072The Forests Of Dru 
(Sorcerous Moons #4)
by Jeffe Kennedy
Published January 24th 2017
An Enemy Land
Once Princess Oria spun wicked daydreams from the legends of sorceresses kidnapped by the barbarian Destrye. Now, though she’s come willingly, she finds herself in a mirror of the old tales: the king’s foreign trophy of war, starved of magic, surrounded by snowy forest and hostile strangers. But this place has secrets, too—and Oria must learn them quickly if she is to survive.

A Treacherous Court
Instead of the refuge he sought, King Lonen finds his homeland desperate and angry, simmering with distrust of his wife. With open challenge to his rule, he knows he and Oria—the warrior wounded and weak, the sorceress wrung dry of power—must somehow make a display of might. And despite the desire that threatens to undo them both, he still cannot so much as brush her skin.

A Fight for the Future
With war looming and nowhere left to run, Lonen and Oria must use every intrigue and instinct they can devise: to plumb Dru’s mysteries, to protect their people—and to hold fast to each other. Because they know better than any what terrifying trial awaits… 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A look Into Loving a Wild Stranger with Kelli A. Wilkins

Hi everyone,

Today I’m sharing an inside look and an excerpt from my latest historical romance, Loving a Wild Stranger. This full-length pioneer-wilderness romance is set in the Michigan Territory and blends adventure with a sensual love story.

The idea for this book started with a simple premise: a woman on the run impersonates a mountain man’s mail-order bride and lives in his cabin in the woods. From there, I thought about the characters and how they would interact, learn to live with each other, and naturally, fall in love. 

Read an #Excerpt from Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

29430750Any Time, Any Place 
(Billionaire Builders #2)
by Jennifer Probst 
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by Gallery Books
ISBN 1501124269
HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind.

Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future...

Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart-mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both...or finally mend two broken hearts.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

A New Year’s Resolution with Linda Ford of Montana Cowboy Family

A New Year’s Resolution with Linda Ford

Every year I make resolutions. Some are the same ones I make every year—eat less, exercise more. Speak more kindly, be less impatient. And I honestly work to do so. Jan. 2016 I made another resolution. For years I have dreamed of renting a cabin at a nearby lake (one of my favorite places) and inviting family to join me. And I did. Two daughters and 5 granddaughters spent a week there with me. It was so much fun to share the time with them and see the daughters and granddaughters enjoying quality time together. Maybe this year I will resolve to tidy my office daily.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Call to Honor by Tawny Weber + #Giveaway

30375622Call to Honor 
(SEAL Brotherhood #1)
by Tawny Weber
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 31st 2017 by Harlequin Books
ISBN 0373799284
The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team's finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth…

"No man left behind" is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing—Diego's honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers…and only one woman has them.

Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger's path.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis + #Giveaway

30166217Accidentally on Purpose 
(Heartbreaker Bay #3)
by Jill Shalvis
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by Avon
Original TitleAccidentally on Purpose
ISBN 0062448072
There’s no such thing as a little in love…

Elle Wheaten’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .

There’s no such thing as a little in lust…

Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. But now that she’s earned happiness and success, Archer just wants Elle 24/7. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco Earthquake, and Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .

There is such a thing as…

As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along… 

First Look: Read and #Excerpt from Sin With Me by J.T. Geissinger

32804009Sin With Me 
(Bad Habit #3)
by J.T. Geissinger 
Expected publication: April 25th 2017 by Montlake Romance
The past she can’t remember. The secret he hides. And a love that’s worth risking it all.

After a devastating car crash stole both her family and her memory, Grace Stanton was left with no past and an uncertain future. Now Grace likes to keep things simple. No sleepovers, never date a guy more than a month, and never, ever fall in love. Which is exactly why Grace avoids Bad Habit’s lead guitarist, Brody Scott, at all costs. The green-eyed, sexy-as-hell musician has “trouble” tattooed all over him, and Grace isn’t taking any chances with her heart.

Brody knows he doesn’t deserve an amazing woman like Grace—her creamy skin, red hair, or that smart mouth that fuels his every fantasy—but there’s something between them that’s more than chemistry. Something real. He’ll just have to convince Grace that he’s worth the risk—and hide the secret that haunts his worst dreams. But when fate plays a cruel hand, Brody’s darkest sin suddenly threatens his last chance at redemption…and the life of the woman he loves.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review of Until Dawn by Erin Kellison

31276883Title: Until Dawn
Series: Dragons of Bloodfire #2.5
Author: Erin Kellison
Format: Kindle, 78 Pages
Published: January 9, 2017 (Fire Flower Publishing, LLC)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon (Originally included in the Taming the Vampire anthology)
Rating:4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A witch reality television show, a deadly curse, and a vampire on a mission—a perfect brew for love.

During the live end-of-season Tell All episode of the reality television show, Witching Wild, cast member Judith Kress opens fan mail expecting the usual personal questions, but gets cursed instead. Vampire Calvin Blake is charged with saving her life and discovering the source of the curse, but ends up in deeper trouble than he thought possible. Survival is going to be a dangerous affair until dawn.

Linda's Thoughts:
“One night. May the best witch win.”

#CoverReveal of Fractured Silence by Carrie Ann Ryan

Fractured Silence 
(Talon Pack #5)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Expected publication: April 18th 2017

Read an #Excerpt from The Tattered Gloves by J.L. Berg + #Giveaway

32851841The Tattered Gloves
by J.L. Berg
Published January 24th 2017
Head down.
Don’t look up.
Never make eye contact.

Those were the words I lived by growing up, the words that protected me in an unsafe home. But words are only letters and eventually even they couldn’t keep his hands off me.

Hoping to leave behind the shattered life of my past, I find myself in a boring, small town, with an aunt I’ve never met and at a school I loathe.

But soon I learn, not everything in this world is as black and white as I’ve determined. Sometimes those we are so quick to judge often need a second, third or even fourth time to make a first impression.

And often, there are friendships and even love waiting just around the corner, if we are brave enough to take the first step.

Am I brave?

Or will I hide behind these tattered gloves of mine forever?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review of The Devil's Daughter by Katee Robert

30848565Title: The Devil's Daughter
Series: Hidden Sins #1
Author: Katee Robert
Format: eBook/Paperback, 316 pages
Expected publication: January 24th 2017 by Montlake Romance
ISBN: 1503940918
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother’s followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can’t turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she’s going to have to return to the fold.

Sheriff Zach Owens isn’t comfortable putting Eden in danger, even if she is an elite agent. And he certainly wasn’t expecting to be so attracted to her. As calm and cool as she appears, he knows this can’t be a happy homecoming. Zach wants to protect her—from her mother, the cult, and the evil that lurks behind its locked gates. But Eden is his only key to the tight-lipped group, and she may just be closer to the killer than either one of them suspects…

Crystal's Thoughts:
Katee Robert's foray into the thrilling world of mystery and suspense with The Devil's Daughter is a fiendishly good, unforgettable read!