Wednesday, May 31, 2017

#CoverReveal of BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE by Vi Keeland

By Vi Keeland

Favorite Summer Activities with Carolyn Brown of Toughest Cowboy in Texas + #Giveaway

Summer is right around the corner and The Toughest Cowboy in Texas is on the shelves for everyone who loves cowboys and sassy women’s summer reading.

You asked for my top five favorite summer activities. At first I thought I could answer that in one word and just repeat it for all five—READING!

But then I gave it a little thought and realized that a good book would be the first answer but there are some other things that we love to do in our family during the summer months. It gets hot in southern Oklahoma and north Texas so our five favorite activities might be a little different than those in the other parts of the world. So here’s my top five list of favorite things to do in the summer...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2 Wine Glass #Review of Wed to a Spy by Sharon Cullen

33388083Title:  Wed to a Spy
Series:  An All the Queen’s Spies  #1
Author:  Sharon Cullen
Format:  eBook 273pgs
Published:  May 23, 2017 by Loveswept
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Blistering seduction meets international intrigue in the Highlands as a veteran spy infiltrates the court of Mary, Queen of Scots. There he matches wits against a tantalizing enemy: his new wife.

Simon Marcheford wants nothing more than to settle down on the land bestowed upon him by the English crown. Queen Elizabeth, however, is not about to let her best spy retire so easily. Simon will have his reward, she decrees, after he completes one last mission in Scotland. But no sooner has he sussed out a diabolical plot up North than Queen Mary weds him to her cousin—an exquisite beauty with troubled, soulful eyes—and orders Simon to watch her every move.

Aimee de Verris is no spy. But her life may depend on becoming one. Banished from the French court by Catherine de Medici, Aimee finds herself tasked with reporting on Queen Mary’s activities in Scotland, where she’s unnerved by the frigid weather and brutish customs. Worst of all, Aimee’s been married off to a most uncouth lout. But when murder strikes, she learns to appreciate Simon’s talent for shielding her with every inch of his muscular frame. If Aimee desires her husband, perhaps she could trust him—or even love him.

Kimberly’s Thoughts:
Simon has served Queen Elizabeth faithfully for many years but now he is ready to retire back to his manor. However, Elizabeth wants one more assignment out of him, to find out if Mary of Scotland and Philip of Spain are conspiring.
Aimee wants to marry the love of her life, Pierre, but her aunt Catherine wants her to spy on Mary before she will consent to the marriage. Aimee is no spy and instead finds herself married to an Englishman.
Simon and Aimee have found themselves pawns in a larger game but their hearts won't be controlled.

Happy #BookBirthday to Maybe This Love by Jennifer Snow + #Giveaway

32197608Maybe This Love 
(Colorado Ice #2)
by Jennifer Snow 
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Forever
ISBN 1455594873

Hockey player Ben Westmore has some serious skills---on and off the ice---and he's not above indulging in the many perks of NHL stardom. When a night in Vegas ends in disaster, he realizes two things: 1) it's time to lie low for a while, and 2) he needs a lawyer---fast. But the smoking-hot woman who walks into his office immediately tests all his good intentions.

Olivia Davis doesn't need anyone derailing her career---or her dreams of starting a family---least of all a skirt-chasing player like Ben. But soon he's unleashing a full-court press to convince her that he's the real deal. She's slowly falling for his sweet, rugged charm, but with so much on the line, Olivia has to decide whether Ben can truly change---or if he's just playing the game.

Happy #BookBirthday to All I Ask by Nicole McLaughlin

33258668All I Ask 
(Man Enough #1)
by Nicole McLaughlin
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Swerve
Staff Sargent Reeve Miller lives by his own golden rules: Train hard, work hard, and f*ck hard. This way of thinking has served him well. He’s enjoyed a successful career in the military, started his own landscaping business while serving part time in the Guard, and left a string of very happy females in his wake… until he meets one feisty, smart woman in a bar looking for a one-night stand.

Emily Phillips is tired of working her ass off and not enjoying her life. According to her accountant, Emily is a millionaire. But her friends say she is a workaholic heading for lonely spinsterhood. The night of her high school best friend’s bachelorette party seems like a good time to try something new, and when the blue-collar hottie at the bar gives her the look, she’s ready to take a walk on the wild side. He makes it clear that he can give her a night to keep her very satisfied, and since it’s only a night, why bother sharing her title of CEO? But as one night becomes two and three, both Reeve and Emily find it harder to keep their hearts safe. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

5 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Falling Out of Focus by Brynn Myers

33281359Title: Falling Out of Focus
Author: Brynn Myers
Narrator: Andrea Parsneau
Format: Unabridged Audiobook (5 hours and 18 minutes)
Published: March 15, 2017 (Amber Leaf Publishing)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

I was drowning, but all I needed to do was breathe.

It was 5:45pm when I decided my future. By 9:43 I was well on my way to making it all come true. At 11:16 I took the first step to make it a reality. At 11:17 I fell and found peace.

When a dream of dying actually becomes a chance to live. All you have to do is fall.

Linda's Thoughts:
I gave in to the weight around me. I’d become the Lady of the Lake without Excalibur, the damsel in distress without the prince to save her, Dorothy without her slippers or Alice without her “drink me” potion. Fantastic dreams weaved into amazing tales of triumph over obstacles. I was not triumphant over anything. I was a coward.

#Spotlight on A Piece of My Heart by Sharon Sala + #Giveaway

31409124A Piece of My Heart 
(Blessings, Georgia #4)
by Sharon Sala
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published May 1st 2017)
ISBN 1492646024
She's never had a home

Growing up in a troubled foster home, Mercy Dane knew she could never rely on anyone but herself. She's used to giving her all to people who don't give her a second glance, so when she races to Blessings, Georgia, to save the life of an accident victim, she's flabbergasted when the grateful town opens its arms to her. She never dreamed she'd ever find family or friends--or a man who looks at her as if she hung the stars.

Until she finds peace in his arms

Police Chief Lon Pittman is getting restless living in sleepy little Blessings. But the day Mercy Dane roars into his life on the back of a motorcycle, practically daring him to pull her over, he's lost. There's something about Mercy's tough-yet-vulnerable spirit that calls to Lon, and he will do anything in his power to make her realize that home isn't just where the heart is--home is where their heart is.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

#Giveaway of Always My Baby by Martha Kennerson

32905321Always My Baby
by Martha Kennerson
Published April 18th 2017 by Harlequin Kimani Romance
ISBN 037386499X
The sweetest surprise...

Ambitious environmental attorney China Edwards pursues every goal with drive and dedication. Having a baby is no different. No husband? No problem--she'll find the perfect donor. Then one spontaneous passionate night with bachelor executive Alexander Kingsley leaves these two longtime friends with an unanticipated benefit, and throws China's future plans into turmoil.

China's brilliant legal mind and friendship are indispensable to Alexander and his multibillion-dollar oil firm. And the possibility of her moving on makes him realize how deep his feelings actually run. Then their all-business relationship takes a wildly erotic detour...until Alexander is drawn into a company scandal that rocks his life. With trust in tatters, can an unplanned bundle of joy lead them to become the family they never expected?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Sangria : Cava Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe #Mint #Strawberries)

Welcome to Saturday Sangria, 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!  

Cava Sangria
PREP TIME : 5 mins | YIELD : Makes 4 1/4 cups

Memorial Day weekend is here, and that means SUMMER! We're getting prepared and sharing some amazing summer sangria recipe ideas for your barbecue. Here's a great pool-side sangria that is light, quick, and delicious! Cheers to summer!

Friday, May 26, 2017

#CoverReveal of Skirt Chaser by Stacey Kennedy

Skirt Chaser 
(Filthy Dirty Love #2)
by Stacey Kennedy
Expected publication: August 8th 2017

#Interview with Rachel Goodman of Intercepting the Chef

Lexi: Our guest today brings a very sexy combo; a mouth watering hero and exquisite cuisine. Interested aren’t you. Then help me welcome Rachel Goodman!

Rachel: Thank you so much for having me on Reading Between the Wines Book Club. I’m an avid reader and lover of wine myself (my second book SOUR GRAPES is all about romance and wine), so your blog is like heaven to me ☺

Lexi: After reading the blurb for INTERCEPTING THE CHEF I squealed out loud. I love romance in the kitchen. Food can change your mood and put that power with physical chemistry…yes! So tell us, did you do any recipe testing for research or to put you in the mood to write Logan and Gwen’s story?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Review of Between a Wolf and a Hard Place by Terry Spear

33138781Title: Between a Wolf and a Hard Place
Series: Heart of the Wolf #21
Author: Terry Spear
Format: Kindle, 352 pages
Published: April 4, 2017 (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Wooing a she-wolf isn't as easy as it looks in this bold paranormal romance from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear

In Silver Town, the secrets run deep...

Alpha werewolf Brett Silver has an ulterior motive when he donates a prized family heirloom to the Silver Town hotel. Ellie MacTire owns the place with her sisters, and he's out to get her attention.

Ellie is even more special than Brett knows. She's a wolf-shifter with a unique ability to commune with the dead. Ellie has been ostracized, so she protects herself and those she loves by revealing nothing-not even when strange and dangerous things begin to happen in Silver Town. And especially not to the devastatingly handsome and generous wolf who's determined to win her over...

Linda's Thoughts:
“Do you believe in ghosts?”

Read an #Excerpt from Hold Me by J. Kenner

33358597Hold Me 
(Stark Trilogy #4.1)
by J. Kenner
Published May 23rd 2017
My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms.

But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials.

I know we will survive—we have to. Because I cannot live without Damien by my side. But sometimes the darkness seems overwhelming, and I am terrified that the day will come when Damien cannot bring the light. And I will have to find the strength inside myself to find my way back into his arms. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of Breath of Passion by Lisa Kessler

33146514Title:  Breath of Passion
Series: Muse Chronicles #3
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle (236 pages)
Published: May 15, 2017 (Lisa’s Lair)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."

Erica Sterling owns her curves, and inspires passion in every person she meets. It’s the curse of having the Greek muse, Erato, lurking in her soul. After a hot night with a firefighter, she struggles to keep her distance from him. The gods have other plans, but Erica has crossed the line between passion and obsession once before, and she’s never going back. Not even for her Guardian.

No one understands fire and heat like firefighter, Reed McIntosh. After being burned by a bad marriage, he’s sworn off love. But he’s never been with anyone like Erica, and after meeting her, a dormant ability is awakened inside of him, along with the desire to keep her safe.

When a stalker’s threats turn up the heat, Reed will put his life ---and his heart--- on the line. But when the ashes settle, will love be too late?

Linda's Thoughts:
“Are all firefighters as hot as you?”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2 Wine Glass #Review of Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti

31423492 Title:  Lethal Lies
Series:  Blood Brothers  #2
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 417pgs
Published:  May 16, 2017 by Forever
Links: Goodreads AMAZON B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti brings us the second book in a thrilling romantic suspense series.

A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .

Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

With twists and turns that will take your breath away, LETHAL LIES is sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti. 

Kimberly’s Thoughts:
Heath and his blood brothers are still on the run and fighting their past. However, when he meets Anya, the danger of entanglements might be too hard for him to fight.
Anya decides that fighting back against the serial killer playing with her is better than watching others die around her. When she announces on live tv that her and Heath are engaged, she knows the danger she is putting herself in, but she never could have imagined the greatest danger was to her heart.

Find out what's on Brynley Blake's of Rogue Bucket List + #Giveaway

Brynley Blake's Bucket List:

I’ve always been a little obsessed with bucket lists, so it’s probably not surprising that one finally made it into one of my books (or three actually, as the bucket list plays an integral part in the entire Phoenix Rising series).  Heartbroken over her older brother’s death and the whispered suspicions that he was illegally dealing arms before his death, McKenzie Prescott (the heroine of Rogue) has one mission—to finish her daring Navy SEAL brother’s bucket list, even though she’s scared of heights and prone to anxiety attacks.  However, the bucket list turns out to be a treasure map of sorts to the guns Liam sold to the Mexican drug cartel before he died—but never delivered.  Completing the list, and finding the guns, turns out to be a matter of life and death as Liam’s sister

Monday, May 22, 2017

#Spotlight on The Heart of a Texas Cowboy by Linda Broday + #Giveaway

31385934The Heart of a Texas Cowboy 
(Men of Legend #2)
by Linda Broday
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492630209
Three Brothers. One Oath.
No Compromises.

The Cowboy
One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend’s world. He swore he’d never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he’s never met—a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.

All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband—or any man—after the heartache she’s endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride…and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs to claim.