Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Envy by Rachel Van Dyken

From New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, comes ENVY,a new novella in her Eagle Elite Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

(Eagle Elite #9.5)
by Rachel Van Dyken
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published July 24th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Eagle Elite series… 

Every family has rules, the mafia just has more....
Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to.
Do not make eye contact unless you want to die.
And above all else, do not fall in love.
Renee Cassani's future is set.
Her betrothal is set.
Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set
Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that.
He's a man who doesn't take no for an answer.
And he only wants one thing.
Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying.
Good thing Vic has a firm hand.

Monday, July 30, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of Rancher's Dream by B.J. Daniels

36322163Title: Rancher’s Dream
Series: The Montana Cahills #6
Author: B.J. Daniels
Format: Paperback (384 pages)
Published: July 24th 2018 by Hqn
ISBN-10: 1335006990
ISBN-13: 978-1335006998
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

A bride becomes a target in New York Times bestselling author B.J. Daniels’s latest can’t-miss suspense

Tragedy sent Deidre “Drey” Hunter running from rancher Hawk Cahill and into the arms of a sleek businessman who promised her a new life. But dreams of Manhattan days and cosmopolitan nights shatter when he brings her back to an ultramodern paradise in her hometown of Gilt Edge—and vanishes on their wedding night.

Taunted by seclusion and silence, Drey starts to doubt everything…including her sanity. Only Hawk, the stubborn cowboy from her school days, believes the threats are real and that someone is ready to kill. But is he willing to forgive the past if it means ending her nightmare?

Linda's Thoughts:
Turning, she saw a crow staring at her from the balcony with its beady little dark eyes. The bird flapped its silken ebony wings at her and hopped to the chair closest to the open door. Wasn’t there some superstition about crows and death?

#Spotlight on Half Empty by Catherine Bybee + #Giveaway

37647817Half Empty 
(First Wives #2)
by Catherine Bybee
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 348 pages
Expected publication: July 31st 2018 by Montlake Romance
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee continues her sassy series with another of the First Wives finding that love and secrets are a dangerous combination.

Trina Petrov’s marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn’t mean she can’t fall for anyone on the trip home…

Country-music superstar Wade Thomas is lying low in a hotel bar when he gets the cold shoulder from the woman next to him. He’s used to fans fawning at his boots, and Trina is a refreshing change—so is the fact that she has no idea who he is.

As things begin to heat up, Trina discovers that the circumstances of her late husband’s death are not what they seemed. Now she’s in trouble, and Wade isn’t about to let her out of his sight. Getting close to love and danger could get them killed…or it could sweep them both off their feet.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

#Spotlight on Claimed by her Cougar by Felicity Heaton + #Giveaway

New York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton is here today for the book tour of her new shifter romance release, Claimed by her Cougar, the first book in her brand new Cougar Creek Mates Series. Set in her popular Eternal Mates world, Cougar Creek Mates takes you into the deep Canadian wilderness to a secret place that’s home to a cougar shifter pride led by four sexy brothers, each guaranteed to steal your heart and set it racing! With all four books in the series releasing just weeks apart, this is going to be one hot summer. Check out the book and be sure to enter the awesome grand giveaway happening at her website!

40254079Claimed by her Cougar 
(Cougar Creek Mates #1)
by Felicity Heaton
Published July 28th 2018
Having lost his parents and mate in a brutal attack on his cougar shifter pride by a hunter organisation, Rath burns with a need to keep humans off his land and out of his life. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect his pride from them, but when a lone female wanders into his territory, it isn’t a burning need to drive her away he’s feeling and it isn’t his pride that needs protecting—it’s his heart.

Down on her luck, Ivy follows a lead to a spot where she hopes to photograph black bears, but what she discovers there is a mountain of a man who lacks manners and seems determined to drive her off his property—a man who stirs unbidden fire in her veins and a strange sense of home.

With a pride gathering on the verge of happening at Cougar Creek and the air charged with a mating heat, the last thing Rath needs is a human on his land, especially one as beautiful and alluring as Ivy, one who rouses a fierce need to fight for her, but he can’t convince himself to let her go… and that proves dangerous for them both.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sangria Saturday: White Wine Strawberry Lemonade Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe)

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!  

Mmm...mmm...mmm... White Wine, my favorite. With Strawberries, another favorite. And lemonade. Hello summer sangria made for me! 🍷🍓🍋🙋

White Wine Strawberry Lemonade Sangria

#Spotlight on Break by Cassia Leo

(A Second Chance Stand-Alone Romance)
by Cassia Leo
Published July 27th 2018 by Gloss Publishing
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Shattered Hearts Series comes a sweet and sexy stand-alone rock star romance.

For most of my life, Ben Hayes was the gorgeous bad boy musician next door. My brother’s heart throb best friend.

Then, he was my boyfriend for six of the happiest years of my life. Until he dumped me on social media in front of millions of people, officially cementing his role as my worst enemy.

Three years later, Ben returns to our small beach town with an ego the size of California, a drinking problem, a movie deal that’s about to fall through, and a secret that only he and his dying father know.

I’m not the same pathetic girl I was when he broke my heart. I’m stronger now. I won’t let him break me again.

But it’s hard to resist those ocean-blue eyes, that sculpted, tattooed body, that smooth voice, that enormous… Well, you get the picture.

Every time he makes me laugh or swoon, my defenses fracture. The walls around my heart are crumbling fast. And Ben’s wrecking ball of a secret is about to deliver the final blow. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Blind Love by Kelly Elliott

40189318Blind Love 
(Cowboys & Angels #5)
by Kelly Elliott
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: July 24th 2018 by K. Elliott Enterprises, INC
Harley and I had our whole lives planned out, until her plans changed, and those plans didn’t include me.

After years spent trying to get the love of my life out of my head and repair my too-damaged heart, I thought I was finally moving on…but life sure has a funny way of letting you know when those best-laid plans are about to be turned upside down.

My entire world was rocked when Harley unexpectedly moved back to Oak Springs. Every miserable moment I’d spent trying to get over her and every hour I’d wasted trying to erase her from my life came back to haunt me the minute she walked into my office, fear in her eyes, and asked me for help. Would I…or better yet, could I walk away from her this time after all that she had put me through?

What I really needed to know is would I be able to forge ahead with the future I had so meticulously planned—one that didn’t include Harley—or will her return finally open my eyes to a future full of endless possibilities? 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of X-Ops Exposed by Paige Tyler


36748556Title: X-Ops Exposed
Series: X-Ops #8
Author: Paige Tyler
Format: Kindle (386 pages)
Published: April 3, 2018 (Sourcebooks Casablanca
LinksGoodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Believing he’s too dangerous to be among people, feline hybrid Tanner Howland retreats deep into the forests of Washington State—with no choice but to leave behind the woman who’s captured his heart. What he doesn’t know is that she followed him…

Heartbroken and determined, Dr. Zarina Sokolov tracks Tanner into the wild. Her presence unleashes Tanner’s protective instinct—big time. Locals have been disappearing and he is desperate for Zarina to leave. As the kidnappings escalate, Tanner must embrace the dangerous instincts he fears so much. But with Zarina at his side, he’ll have to learn to control his animal impulses, or lose himself—and the woman he loves—to the beast within.

Your Thoughts:
A man she’d never even kissed completely owned her heart.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

#CoverReveal of Fighting the Fireby Laura Kaye

A note from Laura Kaye:

I love enemies-to-lovers stories because they’re so much fun to write and absolutely delicious to read! And Sean Riddick and Dani England from my upcoming Fighting the Fire are absolutely incendiary together! They’re both bad asses in their own right—both veterans, both fighters, both stubborn as hell. And boy does this cover art capture them so well—the intensity, the passion, the push and pull. Gah, I hope you love it as much as I do! 

If you haven’t started my wounded Warrior Fight Club series yet, you can jump in anywhere because they’re all sexy standalone romances! So start at the beginning with Fighting for Everything or grab the about-to-release Fighting for What’s His

Fighting the Fire 
(Warrior Fight Club #3)
by Laura Kaye
Expected publication: October 16th 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Everything Under The Sun by Jessica Redmerski / J.A. Redmerski + #Giveaway

36058607Everything Under The Sun
by Jessica Redmerski / J.A. Redmerski
Kindle Edition, 656 pages
Published August 28th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.

Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them? 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

5 wine Glass #Review of All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

38926487Title: All Your Perfects
Author: Colleen Hoover
Format: eBook/Paperback, 308 pages
Published: July 17th 2018 by Atria Books
ISBN: 1501193325
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating:  5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Crystal's Thoughts:
All Your Perfects is a raw, potent tale of the trials of love and marriage that will break you down into a sobbing mass of emotions before rewarding you with a ray of hope that is ultimately bittersweet. It's a story that will stick with you long after turning that final page...

#CoverReveal of My Kinda Forever by Lacey Black

My Kinda Forever 
(Summer Sisters #6)
by Lacey Black
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 (first published 2018)

Monday, July 23, 2018

#Giveaway of Cowboy on My Mind by R.C. Ryan

37713230Cowboy on My Mind 
(Montana Strong #1)
by R.C. Ryan
Kindle Edition
Published June 26th 2018 by Forever
A heartwarming western romance about a cowboy who gets a second chance with the first love he couldn't forget in the rugged beauty of the Montana mountains. . . 

Don't miss this special 2-in-1 edition that includes a bonus western romance novella by Sara Richardson!

Once a bad boy...
Ben Monroe was the ultimate bad boy-and everyone in Haller Creek knew it. But now as a sheriff's deputy, Ben spends his time breaking up bar fights rather than starting them, and staying away from trouble...until Becca Henderson comes back into town. She's just as beautiful as Ben remembers-and just as far out of his reach.

Coming home is exactly what Becca Henderson needed. A place of her own, a successful new business, and a chance to reconnect with the sexy cowboy she had a crush on in school. Ben has always blazed his own path and never let anyone stand in his way. It excites-and scares-her. But when an unexpected threat surfaces, Becca will see just how far Ben will go to protect the woman he loves-and fight for their chance at forever.

Happy #BookBirthday to Game of Hearts Novels Boxed Set by Sonya Loveday & Candace Knoebel

40914124Game of Hearts Novels Boxed Set
by Sonya Loveday & Candace Knoebel
ebook, 843 pages
Published July 23rd 2018 by Sonya Loveday & Candace Knoebel
Game of Hearts, a three book boxed set from Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel.

Sometimes love is more than just a game...
Starting with Love Always, check out this dramatically heartwarming, steamy series. Set sail with Maggie, as she steers Phillip into the open waters of freedom. In Runaway Heart you can skate along with Hannah as she makes her way into the Olympic roller derby team and knocks Ed right off his feet. Then come hang out at the Raven's Den with Charlotte in When Two Hearts Collide. She's brewing up more than just coffee with Charlie, and it's sure to be stronger than anything he's ever had before.

Love Always: Sometimes you have to lose it all to find yourself.
Maggie is a fisherman's daughter with a big heart and a thirst for adventure.
Phillip is the son of a business mogul who walks the straight and narrow. But after a shared night of beer, skinny-dipping, and late-night dancing, an unbreakable bond is formed that can withstand anything. Or can it?

Runaway Heart: One hurricane. Two Strangers. No rules.
Stranded on a tropical island during a hurricane, Hannah and Ed are forced to ride out the storm together. Neither realizing how much of a storm they've brewed up between them until they return home. There's one problem though. An ocean separates them. That is, until fate throws them a second chance. A chance that could either bring them together, or forever tear them apart.

When Two Hearts Collide: Love knows no boundaries when two hearts collide.
Charlie isn't the settling down kind. In fact, he's having too much fun being footloose and fancy-free. Until, out of the blue, he's given a tempting offer he can't refuse. A vacation in The Hampton's. A chance to see Charlotte again after putting the brakes on what could have been one of the best nights of his life. The thought of seeing Charlie again terrifies and excites Charlotte. Try as she might, she hasn't been able to forget him. Things heat up with Charlie's arrival. But shared chemistry isn't always enough to build a forever kind of love, or is it? 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Strength Enduring by Carrie Ann Ryan

35707460Strength Enduring
(Talon Pack #8)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Carrie Ann Ryan
In the penultimate novel of the Talon Pack series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, an Enforcer must make the ultimate choice when it comes to a human woman with a secret she doesn't know she holds.

Kameron Brentwood has only one thing on his mind: defeating the enemy. He doesn't have time for a human woman who sets his teeth on edge and makes his wolf prowl. It shouldn't matter that she's his mate because he's always thought that mating is a distraction. Yet as soon as he gets to know the woman, he figures out that there's no hiding from the attraction he feels for her.

Dhanielle Coburn has always been on the outside looking in when it comes to the Talon Pack, but she's not about to let fate and the moon goddess decide her path for her. If and when she takes Kameron as a mate, it will be her choice. Yet when she suddenly finds herself in the Pack's inner sanctum, deeper than she ever thought possible, she has to fight not only her need for the man in front of her but also a hidden secret about her family she didn't even know she had.

When the choice is pulled from both of their hands, the two will need to learn who they are apart, and who they can be together. Because there's more to mating than a mark and a prophecy that has come back to haunt them. And even though they may be fated, the ultimate sacrifice just might take them both in the end.