Friday, August 31, 2018

Happy #BookBirthday to The Left Side of Perfect & The Right Side of Forever by Meghan Quinn

40780064The Left Side of Perfect
(The Perfect Duet #1)
by Meghan Quinn
Expected publication: August 30th 2018
For better or for worse,'til death do us part . . .

The better captured me; she's who stole my heart.
And made me realize I couldn’t live without this woman.
The worse of her took my breath away--kicked me when I was down and twisted me into a million knots.

When I first met her, I thought she was someone I would never see again.
The second time I ran into her, it was a random coincidence.
The third?
I didn’t know it at the time, but she was the girl I was going to marry.

But life isn’t always perfect. You have to take the better and the worse--even if it means giving her up, having her slip between your fingers, and letting her walk away.

I’m getting married.
This is forever, 'til death do us part. 

Read an #Excerpt from Good Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates

37570640Good Time Cowboy
(Gold Valley #3)
by Maisey Yates 
Mass Market Paperback, 474 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by HQN
ISBN 1335474617
In Gold Valley, Oregon, forbidden desire just might turn into the love of a lifetime…

When Lindy Parker lost her cheating husband, she gained a vineyard. She’ll do anything for Grassroots Winery, including teaming up with the hottest devil she knows, rancher Wyatt Dodge. Wyatt is her ex’s friend and has an ego as big as the bulls he rides. But in spite of that, disciplined Lindy has always wanted him…

Lightning struck Wyatt Dodge the first time he saw Lindy Parker. But there were two problems with that: she was married to his friend, and Wyatt doesn’t do strings. But now Lindy is free, and the two of them can finally explore the heat that’s burned between them for so long. But can Lindy make this good time cowboy decide on forever?

Thursday, August 30, 2018

#Interview with Karen Ranney of To Love a Duchess

Lexi: If you’re clinging onto the green of summertime, as I am, then the cover of To Love a Duchess will draw you in. And once you open its cover you’ll fall in love. So I am very excited to welcome the author to the blog as today’s guest! Welcome, Karen Ranney!

Thank you for the invitation! (Love the name of your blog.)

Lexi: Your heroines always wear gorgeous dresses on your historical romance covers. And To Love a Duchess is exceptional with the sunset and the green, I wouldn’t be able to walk past it without snatching it up! Aside from all the gorgeousness, are there any small quirks or traits that showed up that made you go that is my hero or heroine?

#Spotlight on Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala + #Giveaway

36600973Come Back to Me
(Blessings, Georgia #6)
by Sharon Sala
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492663506
After a crime pitted their families against each other, high school sweethearts Phoebe Ritter and Aidan Payne were forced to say a tearful goodbye. Phoebe stayed behind in Blessings, Georgia, while Aidan and his father left town for good.

Twenty years later, after the death of his grandfather, Aidan comes home to Blessings--only to discover he has a nineteen-year-old son. Aidan is hurt, but thrilled to meet Lee. And as Aidan and Phoebe spend more time together, they realize their old feelings are as strong as ever. But with a complicated past riddled with drama and betrayal, can they truly forgive and forget? 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout

37531545Title: The Prince
Series: A Wicked Trilogy #3.5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Format: Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published: August 14th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
ASINB: 0771Q8Q5X
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Source: Inkslinger PR
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new story in her Wicked series… 

She’s everything he wants….

Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.

She’s everything he can’t have…

Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.

She’s everything he’ll take….

But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.

She’s everything he’d die for…. 

Crystal's Thoughts:
Wicked fans rejoice. Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the fae populated streets of the French Quarter, and the stakes are higher than ever.... 

#Spotlight on Do or Die Cowboy by June Faver/J.D. Faver + #Giveaway

39277862Do or Die Cowboy
(Dark Horse Cowboys #1)
by June Faver/J.D. Faver 
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492667668
Putting it all on the line for love...

Cowboy musician Tyler Garrett has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to put aside his rough-and-tumble rancher's lifestyle and realize his dream. He's on the road to Dallas to record a demo when that dream gets kicked sideways by a beautiful woman on the run.

Leah Benson will do whatever it takes to keep her daughter safe. But when her dangerous past catches up with her, she needs a hero--and luckily for her, Tyler Garrett was born and bred for the role.

Read an #Excerpt from Please Me by J. Kenner

36557242Please Me
(Stark Ever After)
by J. Kenner
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 120 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series… 

Each day with Damien is a miracle, each moment with our children a gift. And yet I cannot escape the growing sense that a storm is gathering, threatening to pull me away, to rip us apart. To drag me down, once again, into a darkness to which I swore never to return.

I have to fight it—I know that. And I am waging the battle with of all my heart. But it is Damien who is my strength, and we both know that the only way to push away the darkness is for him to fold me in his arms and claim me completely. And for me to surrender myself, once again, to the fire that burns between us.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

5 Wine Glass #Review of Dangerous by Minerva Spencer

Title: Dangerous 
Series: The Outcasts #1
Author: Minerva Spencer
Format: paperback, 368 pages
Published: June 26th, 2018 by Zebra
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: my personal library
Reviewer: Lexi
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
What sort of lady doesn't make her debut until the age of thirty-two? A timeless beauty with a mysterious past--and a future she intends to take into her own hands . . . 
Lady Euphemia Marlington hasn't been free in seventeen years--since she was captured by Corsairs and sold into a harem. Now the sultan is dead and Mia is back in London facing relentless newspapermen, an insatiably curious public, and her first Season. Worst of all is her ashamed father's ultimatum: marry a man of his choosing or live out her life in seclusion. No doubt her potential groom is a demented octogenarian. Fortunately, Mia is no longer a girl, but a clever woman with a secret--and a plan of her own . . .
Adam de Courtney's first two wives died under mysterious circumstances. Now there isn't a peer in England willing to let his daughter marry the dangerously handsome man the ton calls The Murderous Marquess. Nobody except Mia's father, the desperate Duke of Carlisle. Clearly Mia must resemble an aging matron, or worse. However, in need of an heir, Adam will use the arrangement to his advantage . . .
But when the two outcasts finally meet, assumptions will be replaced by surprises, deceit by desire--and a meeting of minds between two schemers may lead to a meeting of hearts--if the secrets of their pasts don't tear them apart . . .

Lexi’s Thoughts:
Books like Dangerous are why I continue to return to historical romance! It’s witty with strong characters who put their hearts and their lives on the line in an adventure that will keep the pages turning. 

4.5 Wine Glass #Audiobook #Review of Singing Montana Sky by Debra Holland

33968255Title: Singing Montana Sky
Series: Montana Sky #7
Author: Debra Holland
Narrator: Lara Asmundson
Format: Unabridged Audiobook (9 hrs and 14 mins)
Published: August 22, 2017 (Debra Holland, publisher)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Beautiful, wealthy, and sophisticated, opera star Sophia Maxwell is living the life of her dreams. As the Songbird of Chicago, she’s lauded for her pure, rich voice and has a constant circle of admirers vying for her jaded attention. Then she loses her voice during a performance. Her doctor warns her to rest her larynx, or she’ll never sing again. Devastated, Sophia retreats to the frontier town of Sweetwater Springs to stay with her sister. She’s determined to recover and once again take the stage by storm.

An injury to logger Kael Kelley forces him to return to his parents’ home outside of Sweetwater Springs until he can heal enough to return to the logging camp he manages. He’s impatient to recover and concerned about his men, who’ve been left to work under the incompetent overseer who was responsible for his accident.

When Sophia and Kael meet, they have an immediate attraction. The handsome logger is as different from Sophia’s sophisticated suitors as can be. She decides a summer flirtation is the perfect way to enliven her boring convalescence. Then the unthinkable happens, and the Songbird of Chicago falls in love. 

Linda's Thoughts:
A beautifully written tale of love and loss …

Monday, August 27, 2018

5 Wine Glass #Review of Threat of Danger by Dana Marton


36251179Title: Threat of Danger
Series: Mission Recovery #2
Author: Dana Marton
Format: Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published: June 5th 2018 by Montlake Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Falling in love can be a deadly proposition in this pulse-quickening Mission Recovery novel from the New York Times bestselling author.

Jess Taylor and Derek Daley were in the throes of first love in a small Vermont town when they were kidnapped by a serial killer. They escaped his clutches—but not the trauma of the unsolved crime. With their lives changed forever and their romance cut short, they went their separate ways to exorcise their fears.

Jess is living on the edge as Hollywood’s hottest stuntwoman. It’s no longer terror thrumming through her veins. It’s adrenaline. Derek is a former Navy SEAL spinning his ordeals into heart-pounding bestselling thrillers. But when Jess is called home on a family emergency, she must face the past—and face the man she left behind, who is just as haunted and, like her, still so much in love.

Now, as an old flame reignites, Jess and Derek are taking advantage of second chances and putting their bad memories behind them. But here, in the quiet town of Taylorville, a killer is getting a second chance as well. 

Linda's Thoughts:
Guilt was a living, breathing thing. Guilt could tie you tighter than ropes, and he should know. He had extensive experience with both. He’d been the captive of a madman, along with Jess, for three days that had felt like an eternity. Then, this past year, he’d been a POW in Afghanistan, the prisoner of insurgents, for six torturous months. Yet it had been the three days with Jess that had broken him in ways the insurgents could never accomplish.

#Spotlight on Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews + #Giveaway

The final book in the stunning, must-read Kate Daniels series is out TOMORROW! 

17333180Magic Triumphs
(Kate Daniels #10)
by Ilona Andrews
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Ace
ISBN 0425270718
Mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear in this epic, can't-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.

Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. She's made friends and enemies. She's found love and started a family with Curran Lennart, the former Beast Lord. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be.

Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable. The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. And when a mysterious box is delivered to Kate's doorstep, a threat of war from the ancient enemy who nearly destroyed her family, she knows their time is up.

Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try.

For her child.

For Atlanta.

For the world.

From Secret Fling To Wedding Ring with Erin Nicholas of Going Down Easy + #Giveaway

From Secret Fling To Wedding Ring by Erin Nicholas

My newest book, Going Down Easy, is a hot, contemporary romance set in one of the sexiest cities in the country: New Orleans. I’ve loved New Orleans since my first visit there in 2011 and have been back multiple times. I fall more in love with the place every time I’m there. There’s just something about the city that calls to me. The music, the history, the laid-back attitude, the food…there’s just so much to love. So finally, the right characters and stories came along and it was time to write a series set there.

Gabe and Addison were some of the easiest characters I’ve ever written about. Gabe is so…just everything I love in a hero: sexy, protective, funny, charming, a dirty-talker, loving, surrounded by friends and family. And then I added in being a single dad and like magic, Gabe Trahan was real just like that.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

#Spotlight on The Breakup by Erin McCarthy

Coming this Tuesday, August 28th!

The Breakup 
(The Jordan Brothers #2)
by Erin McCarthy
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Loveswept
Can two wrongs feel oh-so-right? This bride is about to find out—with the bad boy who makes an epic breakup worth her while.

Bella: I know I’m a princess. I’m used to getting what I want. But all I ever really wanted was a husband and a family. Unlike my sister, Sophie, I’ll never have a brilliant career to fall back on. So what’s a bride to do when she learns that Prince Charming is a cheating snake just a few days before her fairy-tale wedding? With my fiancé begging for another chance, the only way to save the wedding is to even things out with a little revenge sex—and local bartender Christian Jordan seems like the right man for the job.

Christian: If gorgeous Bella Bigelow thinks sleeping with me will somehow lead to happily ever after, I’m not going to turn her down. The guy she wants to marry is a jerk, and her sister is fooling around with my estranged twin brother, Cain. So what’s the problem? Besides falling for a woman who doesn’t know what she wants out of life? All I want to do is whisk her away from that church, take her to a cabin in the woods, and act out all our naughtiest fantasies. And I may just get the chance. . . .