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Monday, August 13, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of Cowboy's Redemption by B.J. Daniels

36543743Title:  Cowboy’s Redemption
Series: The Montana Cahills #4
Author: B.J. Daniels
Format: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published: May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Intrigue
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

He gave her his heart.She gave him a daughter.

Eighteen months ago, Colt McCloud experienced an unforgettable night of passion. Now his onetime lover is at his door, pleading for help to save the daughter they conceived. Lola Dayton knows Colt is her only hope to infiltrate the kidnapper’s compound and save their baby. His military—and father—instincts kick in. And Colt secretly vows…if they survive, he’ll make this threesome a forever family.

Your Thoughts:
He would slay dragons for this woman.

#Spotlight on Bad Reputation by Stefanie London + #Giveaway

36954697Bad Reputation 
(Bad Bachelors #2)
by Stefanie London 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492655201
Wes Evans, son of Broadway royalty, just wants to achieve something without riding on his family's coattails. Too bad the whole world is talking about his sex life after the notorious Bad Bachelors app dubs him "The Anaconda." But when he sees a talented ballet dancer, he knows she is exactly what he needs to make his show a success.

Remi Drysdale only had one thought when she fled Australia for New York--never mix business with pleasure again. Ever. She gets the perfect chance to reclaim her career when a handsome stranger asks her to audition for his show. Remi promises herself not to tangle with the guy who holds her career in his matter how enticing his reviews are on the Bad Bachelors app... 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sexy Snippets: War Storm (Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard

Sundays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. Want to join in? Just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like, and then leave a comment with a link to your post. And don't forget to have a sexy-good time!

Read an #Excerpt from Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose

36373384Tiffany Blues
by M.J. Rose
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Atria Books
ISBN 1501173596
New York, 1924. Twenty‑four‑year‑old Jenny Bell is one of a dozen burgeoning artists invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany’s prestigious artists’ colony. Gifted and determined, Jenny vows to avoid distractions and romantic entanglements and take full advantage of the many wonders to be found at Laurelton Hall.

But Jenny’s past has followed her to Long Island. Images of her beloved mother, her hard-hearted stepfather, waterfalls, and murder, and the dank hallways of Canada’s notorious Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women overwhelm Jenny’s thoughts, even as she is inextricably drawn to Oliver, Tiffany’s charismatic grandson.

As the summer shimmers on, and the competition between the artists grows fierce as they vie for a spot at Tiffany’s New York gallery, a series of suspicious and disturbing occurrences suggest someone knows enough about Jenny’s childhood trauma to expose her.

Supported by her closest friend Minx Deering, a seemingly carefree socialite yet dedicated sculptor, and Oliver, Jenny pushes her demons aside. Between stolen kisses and stolen jewels, the champagne flows and the jazz plays on until one moonless night when Jenny’s past and present are thrown together in a desperate moment, that will threaten her promising future, her love, her friendships, and her very life.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday Sangria: ICED TEA BERRY SANGRIA (#Wine #Sangria #Summer #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!  

I adore some berry flavored iced tea, well...any tea in general but that might just be the southerner in me. lol Add in a delicious Rosé and you have me hooked!🍷🍓🍹

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 5 min |  Chilling time: 30 min | Total Time: 45 min

#Spotlight on A Wolf Apart by Maria Vale + #Giveaway

36748596A Wolf Apart
(The Legend of All Wolves #2)
by Maria Vale
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492661902
Can a human truly make room in her heart for the Wild?

Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to be what others expect of her. So in Elijah Sorensson she can see through the man of the world to a man who is passionate to the point of heartbreak. But something inside him is dying...

Elijah Sorensson has all kinds of outward success: bespoke suits, designer New York City apartment, women clamoring for his attention. Except Elijah despises the human life he's forced to endure. He's Alpha of his generation of the Great North Pack, and the wolf inside him will no longer be restrained...

Friday, August 10, 2018

3 Wine Glass #ARC #Review of Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin

36373451Title:  Desperate Girls
Series:  Wolfe Security  #1
Author:  Laura Griffin
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 368 pgs
Published: Aug. 7, 2018 by Gallery Books
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: First Reads GoodReads
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess.

When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life.

With no help from the police, Brynn is forced to take matters into her own hands, turning to a private security firm for protection. But when Brynn defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past.

As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury. 

Kimberly’s Thoughts:
First chair in a big case for her career, Brynn is under a lot of stress. When a serial killer she helped put away escapes from prison and murders the lead attorney that prosecuted his case with Brynn, she not only has her career but life to worry about.
Erik was an active Marine, Secret Service agent, but is currently working in the personal security private sector. He is built and used to high intense and dangerous situations, but not emotional and personal developments.
Brynn and Erik have let work dictate their lives but danger is about to reveal to them what they have been missing.

Meet the Mountain Mercenaries by Susan Stoker + #Giveaway

Meet the Mountain Mercenaries by Susan Stoker 

In my new romantic suspense series, the "Mountain Mercenaries" were formed by a mysterious "handler" named Rex. He brought all the men to Colorado Springs for an “interview”, then never showed up, leaving the men to get to know each other on their own. At the end of the night, however, he offered each of them the job.

Rex is a voice on a phone, and none of the Mercenaries has ever met him face to face. He does the research and sends the men on the missions. He only choses to assist in cases involving women and children.

Read an #Excerpt from The Raging Ones by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

30301147The Raging Ones 
(The Raging Ones #1)
by Krista Ritchie &  Becca Ritchie
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by Wednesday Books
ISBN 1250128714
From New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes The Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi proved herself an author to watch with her young adult fantasy debut, The Star-Touched Queen and companion novel A Crown of Wishes. Debuting at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list, her novels received rave reviews from fans and critics alike and appeared on the most buzzed about lists for young adult novels. With STAR-TOUCHED STORIES (Wednesday Books; August 7, 2018), Chokshi adds to the Star-Touched world in three short stories, re-visiting some fan favorite characters. Exploring what happens after the happily ever after in Chokshi’s Star-Touched novels, her short stories are the perfect read for a taste of beautiful writing with delicious plots.

36396341Star-Touched Stories 
(The Star-Touched Queen #2.5)
by Roshani Chokshi
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 1250180791
Three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched world.

Death and Night

He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.

Poison and Gold

Now that her wish for a choice has come true, Aasha struggles to control her powers. But when an opportunity to help Queen Gauri and King Vikram's new reign presents itself, she is thrown into the path of the fearsome yet enchanting Spy Mistress. To help her friends, Aasha will have to battle her insecurities and perhaps, along the way, find love.

Rose and Sword

There is a tale whispered in the dark of the Empire of Bharat-Jain. A tale of a bride who loses her bridegroom on the eve of her wedding. But is it a tale or a truth?

Read an #Excerpt from Dark Alpha's Hunger by Donna Grant

39940311Dark Alpha's Hunger
(Reaper #6)
by Donna Grant
ebook, 158 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250138132
Dark Alpha's Hunger is the sixth paranormal romance novel in New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant's Reapers series featuring a brotherhood of elite assassins who wage war on the Fae at Death's behest--and the women who change their hearts.

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

Where Death leads, I follow. Nothing will stop me from my duty – not even the darkness that claims me. It’s the music that leads me from the dark, returning me to my brethren and a new foe that has risen. Learning who hunts Thea could be the key to unraveling what we need to know to defeat our enemy. The Half-Fae’s music stirs a passion within me that I’ve never known. For her, I will break my vow of silence. For her…I will risk everything.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

#CoverReveal of Love Sincerely Yours by Meghan Quinn & Sara Ney

Love Sincerely Yours
by Meghan Quinn & Sara Ney 
Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Expected publication: October 9th 2018

#CoverReveal of If We Fall & If We Fly (What If Duet) by Nina Lane

The "What If" Duet!

If We Fall
(What If #1)
by Nina Lane
Expected publication: August 30th 2018 by Snow Queen Publishing

#Spotlight on Brave New Earl by Jane Ashford + #Giveaway

36505485Brave New Earl 
(The Way to a Lord's Heart #1)
by Jane Ashford
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492663352
An Earl mired in melancholy is no match for a determined woman...

Widower Benjamin Romilly, Earl of Furness, has given up hope of finding happiness. His wife died in childbirth five years ago, leaving him with a broken heart and a child who only reminds him of his loss.

Miss Jean Saunders is a cousin by marriage. She doted on Benjamin's late Countess, and can't bear it when she hears rumors that the Earl is too bereaved to care for his young son. She arrives on the scene to evaluate his fitness as a father, and if necessary, to take his son away.

Jean's sudden eruption into the Earl's household simultaneously infuriates and invigorates him. She may be the only person who can breathe life into his neglected home―and his aching heart...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

3.5 Wine Glass #Review of Blade by Avery Flynn


34185417Title: Blade
Series: B-Squad #2.5
Author: Avery Flynn
Format: Kindle, 142 pages
Published: May 8, 2017 (Avery Flynn)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Instafreebie
Rating: 3 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

Sometimes the line between love and insanity is as thin as an ice skate’s blade...

Bad girl Gillie Pike has gone straight, but someone with a lot of money wants to bring her out of retirement to steal the Cup and make sure it's found in star goalie Flynn Kazakov's possession. They call him Crazy-kov for a reason and nothing makes him more nuts than his best friend's sexy little sister who swears she's the only one who can keep him out of jail and on the ice.

Your Thoughts:
“Buy a girl a beer?”
“I don’t think that’s a good idea.” It wasn’t even in the same hemisphere as a good idea.
Gillie stepped closer and raised herself up to her tiptoes, brushing her tits across his chest and bringing her full lips within kissing distance of his earlobe. “From what I remember you liked bad ideas.”

#Giveaway of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

37703550Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens 
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 14th 2018 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN 0735219095
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Happy #BookBirthday to Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton

We’re celebrating 25 years of #1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s wildly popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series this summer!

Since 1993, Laurell has treated readers to her tough-as-nails and unapologetically feminine heroine. In August, Anita is back with the release of SERPTENTINE (August 7, 2018).

In SERPENTINE, Anita must face something scarier than any monster she has ever fought: her best friend’s wedding. Edward, legally known as U.S. Marshall Ted Forrester, is finally marrying his longtime girlfriend, Donna. Anita isn’t looking forward to dressing up and serving as best man, but the trip to Florida for the ceremony should provide some time to relax. Of course, when female hotel guests begin to disappear, relaxation time is over because it’s time for Anita and her fellow Marshals to get back to work. 

(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #26)
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 496 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Berkley
Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight...

A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow U.S. Marshal and best friend Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it's the first trip she gets to take with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it's not all fun and games and bachelor parties...

In this tropical paradise Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy, one that has afflicted a single family for generations. Believed to be the result of an ancient Greek curse, it turns human bodies into a mass of snakes.

When long-simmering resentment leads to a big blowout within the wedding party, the last thing Anita needs is more drama. But it finds her anyway when women start disappearing from the hotel, and worse--her own friends and lovers are considered the prime suspects. There's a strange power afoot that Anita has never confronted before, a force that's rendering those around her helpless in its thrall. Unable to face it on her own, Anita is willing to accept help from even the deadliest places. Help that she will most certainly regret--if she survives at all, that is...

Monday, August 6, 2018

#Review of A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas


31076583Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Format: eBook & Hardcover, 272 pages
Published: May 1st 2018 by Bloomsbury YA
ISBN: 168119631X (ISBN13: 9781681196312)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Library
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Hope warms the coldest night.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated--scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Linda's Thoughts
"To family old and new. Let the Solstice festivities begin."