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Thursday, January 31, 2019

4.5 Wine #Review for WARRIOR OF THE WORLD by Jeffe Kennedy!




Title: Warrior of the World
Series: The Chronicles of Dasnaria #3
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Format: kindle 168 pages
Published: January 8th, 2019 by Rebel Base Books
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Lexi
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Just beyond the reach of the Twelve Kingdoms, avarice, violence, strategy, and revenge clash around a survivor who could upset the balance of power all across the map . . .
Once Ivariel thought elephants were fairy tales to amuse children. But her ice-encased childhood in Dasnaria’s imperial seraglio was lacking in freedom and justice.. With a new name and an assumed identity as a warrior priestess of Danu, the woman once called Princess Jenna is now a fraud and a fugitive. But as she learns the ways of the beasts and hones new uses for her dancer’s strength, she moves one day further from the memory of her brutal husband. Safe in hot, healing Nyambura, Ivariel holds a good man at arm’s length and trains for the day she’ll be hunted again.

She knows it’s coming. She’s not truly safe, not when her mind clouds with killing rage at unpredictable moments. Not when patient Ochieng’s dreams of a family frighten her to her bones. But it still comes as a shock to Ivariel when long-peaceful Nyambura comes under attack. Until her new people look to their warrior priestess and her elephants to lead them . . .



Lexi’s Thoughts:
WARRIOR OF THE WORLD is a wonderful closure to the Chronicles of Dasnaria series as it brings healing and love for Ivariel/Jenna. 

#Spotlight on Beyond Risk by Connie Mann + #Giveaway




40003941Beyond Risk
(Florida Wildlife Warriors #1)
by Connie Mann
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 29th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492672556
The river runs wild …

Former Fish & Wildlife Officer Charlotte “Charlee” Tanner still carries the guilt of a tragic drowning accident that occurred on her watch. She hoped moving back home to the wilds of central Florida would provide a safe haven—until she learns the death was no accident, and she’s the intended target.

… But no wilder than their passion.

Tough and decisive, Lieutenant Hunter Boudreau loves his new job as a law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Charlee is his best friend, so when she comes under fire, he’s not letting her out of his sight until the killer is caught. But Charlee won’t sit by and let anyone else die for her.

As danger closes in and Charlee and Hunter’s attraction threatens to consume them, Charlee has to decide if she can trust Hunter. And to save Charlee, Hunter will have to trust her, too. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

4 Wine Glass #Review of Covert Games by Katie Reus




41028102Title: Covert Games
Series: Redemption Harbor #6
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published: January 22nd 2019 by KR Press, LLC
ISBN: ASIN B07JN56BLN
LinksGoodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She was supposed to be a means to an end…

Redemption Harbor Consulting’s greatest enemy, Alexei Kuznetsov, is in their sights. For RHC cofounder Leighton, toppling the treacherous criminal’s empire is one more small step toward making up for his own past. To destroy Kuznetsov, he’ll go through the Russian’s niece, a woman Leighton suspects may also be guilty of dirty deeds. A woman he doesn’t count on wanting…who boils his blood and makes Leighton want things he doesn’t deserve with someone he can’t have.

Now she’s everything to him…

Despite other prospects, family loyalty has Lucy Carreras running one of her uncle’s prosperous hotels. But the longer she observes its operations, the more she believes the elegant establishment is host to some shady exploits. When her suspicions are confirmed by Leighton—a dangerous man straight out of her fantasies—Lucy’s entire world explodes when she learns just how evil her uncle’s sins are. Now she can’t stand by and let it continue. She and Leighton will take Alexei down together…if they can survive the deadly storm hurtling toward them.



Your Thoughts:
Lucy Carreras had gotten under his skin… 

#Spotlight on Crazy Cupid Love by Amanda Heger + #Giveaway




40003942Crazy Cupid Love
(Let's Get Mythical #1)
by Amanda Heger
Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 29th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492672750
Eliza Herman has spent years avoiding her calling as a Descendant of Eros. After all, happily-ever-afters are a myth. But when a family crisis requires her to fill in at her family's Cupid-for-hire shop, Eliza finds herself enchanting couples under the watchful eye of her mentor, Jake Sanders.

After Eliza accidentally enchants Jake instead, they set rules to keep his arrow-struck desire at bay. But some rules are meant to be broken, and before long Eliza is rethinking her stance on true love...until they discover a conspiracy that could destroy thousands of relationships--including their own. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

5 Wine #Review of THE BREAK LINE by James Brabazon!




Title: The Break Line
Series: Max McLean #1
Author: James Brabazon
Genre: Thriller
Format: hardcover 363 pages
Published: January 29th, 2019 by Berkley Books
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: publisher
Reviewer: Lexi
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Officially, Max McLean doesn't exist. The British government denies all knowledge of the work he does on their behalf to keep us safe. But Max and his masters are losing faith in each other. And they've given him one last chance to prove he's still their man.

Sent to a military research facility to meet a former comrade-in-arms, Max finds the bravest man he ever knew locked up for his own protection. His friend lost his mind during an operation in West Africa. The reason? Absolute mortal terror.

Max is determined to find out why.

Ahead lies a perilous, breathtaking mission into the unknown that will call into question everything that Max once believed in.

Acting alone, without back-up, Max lands in Sierra Leone with his friend's last words ringing in his ears: 'They're coming, Max. They're coming . . .'

The Break Line is a debut dripping with authenticity and menace. Smart, unputdownable and packed with irresistible set pieces and jaw-dropping plot twists, this is a thriller like no other.



Lexi's Thoughts:
You need a great action-thriller read and THE BREAK LINE is it. Brabazon’s writing will transport you to Sierra Leone with vivid detail and heart pounding action be it from the CIA, Israeli intelligence, Russians, or West African rebels. 

#Giveaway of One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick

 



39863375One Tough Cowboy
(Moving Violations #1)
by Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 29th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250309484
First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled desire. 

LAW AND ORDER. 
For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…

PRIDE AND PASSION
And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?

Monday, January 28, 2019

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet




35712606Title: Nightchaser
Series: Endeavor #1
Author: Amanda Bouchet
Format: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published: January 1st 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: ASIN B077Y5YXC5
LinksGoodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted.
Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says he can help her. But his motivations are far from clear...

Shade Ganavan: arrogance, charm...and that special something that makes you want to kick him.
With the dreaded Dark Watch closing in, what Tess and Shade don't know about each other might get them killed...unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other before it's too late.



Linda's Thoughts:
I sat back in my captain’s chair and breathed, slow and deep, letting my body adjust to traveling at a normal speed again. It was risky to come here, but maybe we’d finally get a break. We needed one. So did the ship.
Outside the bridge’s windows, stars winked back at me from the endless Dark. The view didn’t look much different from anywhere else we’d been to in the galaxy lately, but no one in their right mind would be here. I was counting on it.

#Spotlight on The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday + Giveaway




40003931The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride
(Outlaw Mail Order Brides #1)
by Linda Broday 
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 29th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492651044
When the West was wild
And man's law favored the few
These extraordinary women could be found...in the heart of an outlaw.

Former outlaw Clay Colby is abuzz with his mail order bride's expected arrival. He's fought long and hard to drag Devil's Crossing out of lawlessness...so when his homestead is set ablaze by a bitter rival, he's heartbroken. There's no woman in the world who'd stand by him now.

But Talley Shannon is no ordinary woman.

After escaping the psychiatric hospital in which she was wrongfully detained, Tally only wants someone to protect her and the little girl under her care. She doesn't mind that Clay's home is dang near burned to the ground--not when he makes her feel so safe. So cherished. But it's only a matter of time before the ghosts of her past come calling...and her loving cowboy must defend his new bride--and the family they built together--to his very last breath.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

#Interview with author Eva Leigh of Dare to Love a Duke




Lexi: We’ve been swooning over the gorgeous cover of DARE TO LOVE A DUKE. So we’re very excited to welcome our guest of the day, the author of said beautiful book - Eva Leigh!

Thank you so much for inviting me!


Lexi: Congrats on the release of your third book in your London Underground series! Not only is it a lovely addition to the set, its packed with a powerful message about consent and equality. How did our world’s current issues impact this series?

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Read an #Excerpt from Covert Games by Katie Reus + #Giveaway




41028102Covert Games
(Redemption Harbor #6)
by Katie Reus 
ebook, 300 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by KR Press, LLC
ISBN139781635560541
She was supposed to be a means to an end…

Redemption Harbor Consulting’s greatest enemy, Alexei Kuznetsov, is in their sights. For RHC cofounder Leighton, toppling the treacherous criminal’s empire is one more small step toward making up for his own past. To destroy Kuznetsov, he’ll go through the Russian’s niece, a woman Leighton suspects may also be guilty of dirty deeds. A woman he doesn’t count on wanting…who boils his blood and makes Leighton want things he doesn’t deserve with someone he can’t have.

Now she’s everything to him…

Despite other prospects, family loyalty has Lucy Carreras running one of her uncle’s prosperous hotels. But the longer she observes its operations, the more she believes the elegant establishment is host to some shady exploits. When her suspicions are confirmed by Leighton—a dangerous man straight out of her fantasies—Lucy’s entire world explodes when she learns just how evil her uncle’s sins are. Now she can’t stand by and let it continue. She and Leighton will take Alexei down together…if they can survive the deadly storm hurtling toward them.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Read an #Excerpt from Ashes to Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan




41858383Ashes to Ink
(Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #2.5)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
ebook
Published January 22nd 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a new story in her Montgomery Ink series…

Back in Denver, Abby lost everything she ever loved, except for her daughter, the one memory she has left of the man she loved and lost. Now, she’s moved next to the Montgomerys in Colorado Springs, leaving her past behind to start her new life.

One step at a time.

Ryan is the newest tattoo artist at Montgomery Ink Too and knows the others are curious about his secrets. But he’s not ready to tell them. Not yet. That is…until he meets Abby.

Abby and Ryan thought they had their own paths, ones that had nothing to do with one another. Then…they took a chance.

On each other.

One night at a time.


Thursday, January 24, 2019

4.5 Wine Glass #Review of The Lone Wolf's Wish by Lisa Kessler

 



42995311Title: The Lone Wolf’s Wish
Series: Moon/Sedona Pack
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle Edition, 119 pages
Published: 7 Jan 2019 ( Lisa’s Lair)
ISBN: ASIN: B07MLMDXPC
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

Shane Dodd has lost everything, his Pack, his home, and hope. His only wish this Christmas is to live long enough to exact revenge on the Nero assassin he believes killed his Pack. But when he steps between a bullet and Piper Holland everything changes. The woman dressed as one of Santa's elves is his mate, and she ignites a flame in his heart. But hope and love are dangerous wishes for a lone wolf.



Linda's Thoughts:
“It was always you.”