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Thursday, December 13, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of Pirate's Passion by Lisa Kessler

 



40917998Title: Pirate’s Passion
Series: Sentinels of Savannah #2
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle, 300 pages
Published: November 12th 2018 by Entangled Amara
ISBN: ASIN B07FSKJ7G6
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

Samuel Keegan used to man the wheel of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago, but these days he’s the front man of a southern rock band. Rum and women are plentiful, but his world is changing rapidly now that his crew is back together searching for the Holy Grail to break their curse. But the quest leads him to a historian with raven hair and a wicked smile. She holds all the answers, but she could also spell death for them all.

Dr. Charlotte Sinclair works for the Maritime Museum in Savannah, an expert on ancient pirate wrecks. When a government agent requests her help in a top-secret investigation, she discovers not only is the Holy Grail real, but the lead singer of her favorite band is actually the immortal pilot of the Sea Dog crew.

The search for the Grail opens some dark secrets better left hidden, and Charlotte's life might depend on one Pirate's Passion... 



Linda's Thoughts:
“Dangerous winds be blowing, mateys.”

2 Wine Glass #Review of The Good, the Bad, and the Duke by Janna MacGregor

 



37638133Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Duke
Series: The Cavensham Heiresses #4
Author: Janna MacGregor
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published: November 27th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250295971
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Edelweiss
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

A lady with a noble mission. A duke looking for redemption. A forbidden love that cannot be denied… 

Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream—opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems?

Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?



Kimberly's Thoughts:
He’d been desired before, but never with that look. She thought him noble.
He stumbled back a step.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from The Darkest Captive by Gena Showalter




37534683The Darkest Captive
(Lords of the Underworld #14.5)
by Gena Showalter
Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
ASINB07884LS4B
For centuries, Galen the Treacherous has been the most hated immortal in the Underworld. With good reason! This bad boy of bad boys has lied, stolen, cheated and killed with abandon. Possessed by the demons of Jealousy and False Hope, he has always lived for a single purpose: destroy everything.

Then he met her.

Former demon turned human femme fatale — Legion Honey -- sought to kill Galen, but ended up parting with her virginity instead. Afraid of their sizzling connection, she ran away…and ended up trapped in hell, tortured and abused in the worst of ways. Now she’s free, and a shell of herself, afraid of her own shadow.

Galen's hunger for Legion has only grown. Now the warrior with nothing to lose must help her rekindle the fire that once burned inside her. But as desires blaze white-hot, will Legion run again? Or will the unlikely pair succumb to love at long last?


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

#Spotlight on Fixing Him by Miranda Elaine




43094095Fixing Him
(Fixing Series #2)
by Miranda Elaine
Kindle Edition
Published December 3rd 2018
ASINB07L3CXHJ6
One summer.
Three months.
Ninety days spent learning every inch of Sam Matthews’ body.
We agreed to no strings when our time was up.
We promised we could both handle this.
I lied.

I never expected to fall for this man or this town.
This was just supposed to be a stop on the way to starting my real life.
But now, time is up and everything feels wrong.

He says I’m too young.
He says I’m too innocent.
He says he’s not the type to settle down.

He’s fixing my newly inherited home.
Now, I’m fixing his frame of mind. 


Monday, December 10, 2018

#CoverReveal of Runaround by Jay Crownover




Runaround
(Getaway #4)
by Jay Crownover 
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: December 14th 2018 by Jay Crownover LLC
ASINB07L6VPDSP

#CoverReveal of The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan




The Hookup Handbook
by Kendall Ryan
Paperback, 296 pages
Expected publication: April 16th 2019 by Dream Press (first published April 9th 2019)
ISBN 1732191174

#Spotlight on Everbound by Donna Grant




40541624Everbound
(The Kindred #3)
by Donna Grant 
Kindle Edition
Published December 3rd 2018 by DL Grant, LLC
ASINB07H35XQX9
To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…

The power of Helena’s magic has made her a target for the Coven. She wanted no part in the war of the witches, but it’s out of her hands now. She has to make a stand--and she does that by helping the Hunters and their allies against their common enemy. And now, the witch who ripped Helena’s future apart is coming. Sybbyl’s vengeance is swift and terrible, pitting the two against each other. But Helena doesn’t have to fight the Coven alone. A seductive warlock offers his aid. Helena is hesitant to give her trust to him--because it’s more than her life on the line. It’s her heart, as well.

As the most feared and respected warrior of the Varroki, Jarin is used to being on his own. But with the Coven’s quest to find the bones of the First Witch escalating, he finds it increasingly difficult to retain his solitary existence. When Jarin encounters Helena, he is helpless to resist her. She’s everything he didn’t know he wanted and so much more, and with her help, he’s convinced that maybe his people can finally defeat their foe. But there’s so much more at play than they know—ties in blood and sacrifice—and the loss that’s sure to follow may be greater than any of them can bear.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

#Giveaway of Murder at The Mill by M.B. Shaw (Tilly Bagshawe)




33143064Murder at The Mill
(An Iris Grey Mystery #1)
by M.B. Shaw (Tilly Bagshawe)
Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by Trapeze
ISBN 140917123X
As featured in the Sunday Times, the first festive mystery in a new crime series from bestselling author Tilly Bagshawe - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Marple and Midsomer Murders.

A picture hides a thousand lies . . . And only Iris Grey can uncover the truth

Iris Grey arrives at Mill Cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighbouring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer.

At the Wetherby's Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow - but so too are tensions and rivalries among the guests. On Christmas Day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water. A tragic accident? Or a deadly crime?

With the snow falling, Iris enters a world of village gossip, romantic intrigue, buried secrets and murder.

As featured in the Sunday Times, the first mystery in a new crime series from bestselling author Tilly Bagshawe - a must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Marple and Midsomer Murders. 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

2018 Sourcebooks Casablanca Christmas Gift Guide + #Giveaway

Looking for great gift recommendations? We've got you covered with our  2018 Sourcebooks Casablanca Christmas Gift Guide!




Christmas Gift Guide Roundup




37827089
Mistletoe in Texas

Gift this to: Anyone who loves all things Texas or rodeo, and fans of second chance romance

Suggested gift pairing: A cute Texas cookie cutter, or a bag of Texas Pecan coffee for a warm and authentic treat. (Because a horse won’t fit under the tree!)


Friday, December 7, 2018

Meet "Mountain Mercenary" Ronan Cross From Defending Chloe by Susan Stoker + #Giveaway




Meet "Mountain Mercenary" Ronan Cross From Defending Chloe



1) Greetings Ronan, or can I just call you Ro?

Ro is fine.


2) I understand that you are part of Mountain Mercenaries, a secret group of ex-military men who save women and children from dangerous situations. Can you comment on this group?

No. As you said, it’s a secret group. 


Thursday, December 6, 2018

#Spotlight on Wrapped in Love by Lexi Ryan




41736585
Wrapped in Love
(The Boys of Jackson Harbor #4)
by Lexi Ryan
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Ever After, LLC
ASINB07H43X7KS
A one-night stand with the boss was never in her plans. Neither was falling in love . . . 

The rumors are true. I am a hot mess with an awful track record at love. Single mom. Down on her luck. Yeah, I’m bad news.

So if the hardest part of moving back home to Jackson Harbor was going to be people talking? I’d be fine. I’ve kept my chin up through worse than their decade-old gossip.

I was wrong. The hardest part is resisting my boss. Brayden Jackson is the very picture of tall-dark-and-handsome. And thanks to an ill-advised one-night stand we had seven months ago, I know exactly what I’m missing when I turn him down. Every. Single. Delicious. Inch.

But I have my son to care for and my job to keep, so I’ll keep on saying no.

Until my string of bad luck continues, and suddenly my precious four-year old and I find ourselves with nowhere to live. At Christmas, no less. It’s for my son that I accept Brayden’s offer to stay at his place. One by one, my defenses are falling, as fast as I am. If Brayden was smart, he’d run, because it’s only a matter of time before he realizes he deserves better than what a girl like me can offer.

Unless, for once, my bad luck is leading me exactly where I need to be.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

#Spotlight on The Decoy Date by Mira Lyn Kelly + #Giveaway




31190902The Decoy Date
(The Wedding Date #4)
by Mira Lyn Kelly 
ebook, 320 pages
Published December 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN139781492630838
Fake relationship. Real feelings. Big problems.

Brody O'Donnel doesn't believe in happily-ever-afters—at least, not for himself. But he wants the best for his vivacious, beautiful friend Gwen Danes, and he's tired of watching her pine for a clueless man. Figuring a little bit of jealousy will motivate the guy, Brody proposes a fake relationship. It's an outrageous plan, but Gwen figures there's no harm in it—until they share a passionate kiss she never saw coming.

Suddenly, Gwen's fighting a growing attraction to a man she knows she can't have. After all, he's just faking it...isn't he?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

#Giveaway of The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson




38532229The Accidental Beauty Queen
by Teri Wilson
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Gallery Books
ISBN 1501197606
In this charming romantic comedy perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella, critically acclaimed author Teri Wilson shows us that sometimes being pushed out of your comfort zone leads you to the ultimate prize. 

Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she’s not giving up until she gets the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time.

She drags Charlotte to the pageant as a good luck charm, but the winning plan quickly goes awry when Ginny has a terrible, face-altering allergic reaction the night before the pageant, and Charlotte suddenly finds herself in a switcheroo the twins haven’t successfully pulled off in decades.

Woefully unprepared for the glittery world of hair extensions, false eyelashes, and push-up bras, Charlotte is mortified at every unstable step in her sky-high stilettos. But as she discovers there’s more to her fellow contestants than just wanting a sparkly crown, Charlotte realizes she has a whole new motivation for winning.


Monday, December 3, 2018

4 Wine Glass #ARC #Review of My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren




38357345Title: My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Author: Christina Lauren
Format: eBook/Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: December 4th 2018 by Gallery Books
ISBN: 1501197401
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

By the New York Times bestselling author who “hilariously depicts modern dating” (Us Weekly), My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a laugh-out-loud romp through online dating and its many, many fails.

Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A UC Santa Barbara professor, she’s a female-serial-killer expert who’s quick with a deflection joke and terrible at getting personal. And she, just like her four best guy friends and fellow professors, is perma-single.

So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, Mille and her circle make a pact that they’ll join an online dating service to find plus-ones for the event. There’s only one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of the guys, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, but mutually decide the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.

But online dating isn’t for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with quality matches and potential dates, Millie’s first profile attempt garners nothing but dick pics and creepers. Enter “Catherine”—Millie’s fictional profile persona, in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she’s ever been in person. Soon “Catherine” and Reid strike up a digital pen-pal-ship...but Millie can’t resist temptation in real life, either. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear—intimacy—or risk losing her best friend, forever.

Perfect for fans of Roxanne and She’s the Man, Christina Lauren’s latest romantic comedy is full of mistaken identities, hijinks, and a classic love story with a modern twist. Funny and fresh, you’ll want to swipe right on My Favorite Half-Night Stand.



Crystal's Thoughts:
Christina Lauren delights readers with a modern day tale of dating and disasters in My Favorite Half-Night Stand!

Happy #BookBirthday to All of Me by A.L. Jackson




43074356All of Me
(Confessions of the Heart #2)
by A.L. Jackson
Kindle Edition, 478 pages
Published November 30th 2018 by A.L. Jackson Books Inc.
ASINB07L228FFX
People call me callous. Arrogant. Ruthless.
I call myself tenacious.
One of the most powerful attorneys in Charleston, I don’t let anyone or anything stand in my way.
Until a chance encounter changes everything.

One glance.
One touch.
One night.
It only leaves me wanting more.

But Grace is off limits.
Most people would even say forbidden.

Everyone knows an attorney can’t sleep with his client.
Too bad I already did.
And even with the threat of losing everything, I don’t know if I can stop myself from having her again...

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Happy #BookBirthday to Christmas with a Rock Star by Michelle Mankin, Katie Ashley, Taryn Elliott, R.B. Hilliard, Crystal Kaswell, Cari Quinn, Ginger Scott, Emily Snow, Hilary Storm




42977240Christmas with a Rock Star 
by Michelle Mankin,  Katie Ashley, Taryn Elliott, R.B. Hilliard, Crystal Kaswell, Cari Quinn, Ginger Scott, Emily Snow, Hilary Storm
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published December 2nd 2018
ASINB07KY3TTDJ
A collection of Christmas themed short stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling rock star romance authors. Hot rock stars for Christmas. The perfect gift to crank up the heat on a cold winter night.

All new content including:
The Gift: A Runaway Train Christmas with AJ and Rhys by Katie Ashley
Paradise in Oblivion by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn

An exclusive advance excerpt of Million Dollar Musician by RB Hilliard
Dangerous Christmas by Crystal Kaswell
An exclusive advance excerpt of The Right Man by Michelle Mankin
An exclusive advance excerpt of Drummer Girl by Ginger Scott
A Very Toxic Christmas, a Devoured spin-off by Emily Snow
A Rebel Christmas by Hilary Storm