Wednesday, July 31, 2019

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of The Rogue King by Abigail Owen

43198991. sy475 Title: The Rogue King
Series: Inferno Rising #1
Author: Abigail Owen
Format: Unabridged Audiobook
Published: July 30th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who—and what—she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. But she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town hunting for her...

As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he's waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away.

But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself…and take back his birthright.

Linda's Thoughts:
He was a big, bad dragon shifter, a breed of male that took Neanderthal to a whole new level.

#Spotlight on Last Chance Rodeo by Kari Lynn Dell + #Giveaway

43306373Last Chance Rodeo
(Blackfeet Nation #1)
by Kari Lynn Dell
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published February 3rd 2015)
ISBN 1492695246
Kari Lynn Dell marries thrilling rodeo action with raw authenticity in this groundbreaking new book set on the Blackfeet Reservation, Montana.

David Parsons was on a straight shot to the top of professional rodeo until one thoughtless moment lost him everything. Now that his beloved horse has been found on the Blackfeet Reservation, he can finally get his life back together again.

It should be the happiest day of his life, but the troubled teen who's riding Muddy now has had more than his fair share of hard knocks, and his custodial aunt Mary Steele will do whatever it takes to make sure losing this horse isn't the blow that levels him. David finds himself drawn to both woman and boy, and is soon faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma. Claim his horse and claw his way back into the spotlight or lose everything he ever thought he wanted...and gain everything he never thought he'd need?

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

#Giveaway of A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham

41812884. sy475 A Highlander Walks into a Bar
(Highland, Georgia #1)
by Laura Trentham
ebook, 336 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250315026
The timeless romance, soaring passion—and gorgeous men—of Scotland comes to modern-day America. And the rules of love will never be the same… 

Isabel Buchanan is fiery, funny, and never at a loss for words. But she is struck speechless when her mother returns from a trip to Scotland with a six-foot-tall, very handsome souvenir. Izzy’s mother is so infatuated by the fellow that Izzy has to plan their annual Highland Games all by herself. Well, not completely by herself. The Highlander’s strapping young nephew has come looking for his uncle…

Alasdair Blackmoor has never seen a place as friendly as this small Georgia town—or a girl as brilliant and beguiling as Izzy. Instead of saving his uncle, who seems to be having a lovely time, Alasdair decides he’d rather help Izzy with the Highland Games. Show her how to dance like a Highlander. Drink like a Highlander. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love with a Highlander. But when the games are over, where do they go from here?

Happy #BookBirthday to The Rogue to Ruin by Vivienne Lorret + #Giveaway

40651624The Rogue to Ruin
(Misadventures in Matchmaking #3)
by Vivienne Lorret
ebook, 400 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Avon
ISBN 0062685538
The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with a client, which shouldn't be a problem when one’s faking an engagement to the rogue across the street . . .

Ainsley Bourne needs the family business to succeed. But one obstacle stands in her way—Reed Sterling, the huge, handsome, former prize fighter and owner of the gaming hell across the street. His scandalous customers scare off all her marriage-minded patrons and since the devilish brute has no intention of relocating, she sets out to ruin his unsavory establishment. Yet when a vile suitor from her past reappears, Ainsley hastily claims an attachment to the first man who comes to mind . . . Mr. Sterling, to be exact.

Reed doesn’t know who is more surprised by Miss Bourne’s declaration. She clearly hates him, and he’d never admit their arguments simmer with unrequited attraction. Something about the pleading look in her eyes calls to Reed, and against his better judgment, he quickly plays the part of the besotted fiancΓ©.

Pretending to be in love requires a convincing charade. But with each tantalizing touch and every scandalous kiss, Ainsley starts to wonder if Reed was ever really the enemy at all.

Monday, July 29, 2019

🍷🍷🍷 #Review of The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

31847634. sy475 Title:  The Tiger Catcher
Series:  End of Forever #1
Author: Paullina Simons
Format: Paperback/eBook, 445 pages
Publication: May 28, 2019 by William Morrow
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: LibraryThing
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

The first novel in a beautiful, heartbreaking new trilogy from Paullina Simons, the international bestselling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman.

Can true love ever die?

Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named Josephine. Julian’s world is turned upside down by a love affair that takes him—and everyone else in his life—by storm. For the two new lovers, the City of Angels is transformed into a magical playground.

But Josephine is not what she seems and carries secrets that threaten to tear them apart—seemingly forever.

A broken man, his faith in tatters, Julian meets a mysterious stranger who tells him how to find Josephine again if he is willing to give up everything and take a death-defying trip from which no one has ever returned.

So begins Julian and Josephine’s extraordinary adventure of love, loss, and the mystical forces that bind people across time and space. It is a journey that propels Julian toward an impossible choice which will lead him to love fulfilled…or to oblivion.

The Tiger Catcher takes readers from the depths of despair to the dizzying heights of joy in the first novel of an unforgettable trilogy of love lost and found. For all fans of Outlander, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Jojo Moyes.

Kimberly's Thoughts:
There'll be another time for you and me.
There'll never be another time for you and me.

#Spotlight on A SEAL Never Quits by Holly Castillo + #Giveaway

42366213A SEAL Never Quits
(Texas Navy SEALs #1)
by Holly Castillo 
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492680923
A SEAL is ready for anything...except losing his heart...

Lieutenant Amador "Stryker" Salas and his tight-knit Navy SEAL team are undercover on a Texas ranch and tasked with covert ops across the border. It's an assignment that requires all their skills, all their secrets, and all their know-how.

Anya Gutierrez, the local veterinarian, has been serving the ranch for years. She loves the animals and ranching life, and Stryker finds her a breath of fresh air in his otherwise rigidly disciplined existence.

When Anya gets caught in the crosshairs of a mission gone sideways, Stryker must tell her the truth about who he really is, risking everything to keep her out of harm's way, even if it destroys him...

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Read an #Excerpt from The King by Jennifer L. Armentrout

41142454. sy475 The King
(A Wicked Trilogy #3.6)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: July 23rd 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

As Caden and Brighton's attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike.

Friday, July 26, 2019

🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Temptation's Darling by Johanna Lindsey

42201888Title: Temptation's Darling
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Format: Kindle/Hardcover, 400 pages
Published: July 16th 2019 by Gallery Books
ISBN: 1982110805
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey blends passion and humor in a dazzling Regency-era novel in which a disastrous debutante becomes the toast of the town with a little help from a friend of the Prince Regent’s.

Threatened by powerful enemies, William Blackburn, Earl of Ketterham, lives in exile in the Scottish Highlands with his daughter, Vanessa. When she comes of age, William urges her to return to her mother in England to make her debut. Raised with all the advantages and freedom a boy would have, Vanessa doubts she can fit into the mold of a proper young lady. Still, she agrees to re-enter fashionable society, determined to end the vendetta against her father, never imagining the high price she will have to pay.

Lord Montgomery Townsend enjoys living on the edge, courting danger as he fixes potentially scandalous problems for the Prince Regent. While hiding out at the home of the Countess of Ketterham, Monty watches a disaster-in-the-making as his hostess tries to prepare her estranged daughter for a match with the pompous son of a powerful family. Puzzled as to why independent-minded Vanessa submits to being turned into a puppet and wants to marry the arrogant rogue, Monty nonetheless steps in to make her dreams come true. But no good deed goes unpunished, and soon he faces more pressing problems, including the temptation to upend Vanessa’s wedding plans so he can marry her himself!

Crystal's Thoughts:
Temptation's Darling is a light and easy jaunt into the past with a sweet romance, amusing drama, and enticing characters.

#CoverReveal of Promise of Darkness by Bec McMaster

Promise of Darkness
(Dark Court Rising #1)
by Bec McMaster
ebook, 400 pages
Expected publication: September 19th 2019 by Lochaber Press

Million Dollar Romances with Katy Evans of Million Dollar Marriage + Giveaway

Million Dollar Romances with Katy Evans   

Meet the Million Dollar series books. Books that are all about passion, romance, and all about what people will do for money—actually, a LOT of money. In book one, Million Dollar Devil, we have a sexy, raw, bad-mannered daredevil willing to pose as a sophisticated rich guy – while skillfully seducing the heroine in the process.

In book two, Million Dollar Marriage, Nell and Luke both agree to become contestants in a reality show that requires—gasp, marriage. Marriage to a complete stranger, which is appalling. But, it’s a fake marriage, right? It doesn’t matter that they are complete opposites. Nell will be the brains, and Luke will be the brawn. For a moment there, they both think they’ve got it covered. But the challenges end up being far more than they anticipated, especially the unexpected challenge of resisting falling in love with each other.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

🍷🍷🍷.5 #Review of The Wolf's Call by Anthony Ryan

41021418. sy475
Title:  The Wolf's Call
Series:  Raven's Blade #1
Author: Anthony Ryan
Format: Paperback/eBook, 432 pages
Publication: July 23 2019 by Ace
Links: GoodReads | Amazon | B&N
Source: First to Read
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Anthony Ryan's debut novel Blood Song - book one of the Raven's Shadow series - took the fantasy world by storm. The sequels, Tower Lord and Queen of Fire were both New York Times bestsellers. Now, Anthony Ryan returns to the world of this acclaimed fantasy series with The Wolf's Call, which begins a thrilling new story of razor-sharp action and epic adventure.


Vaelin Al Sorna is a living legend, his name known across the Realm. It was his leadership that overthrew empires, his blade that won hard-fought battles - and his sacrifice that defeated an evil more terrifying than anything the world had ever seen. Yet he cast aside his earned glory for a quiet life in the Realm's northern reaches.

Now whispers have come from across the sea of an army called the Steel Horde, led by a man who believes himself a god. Vaelin has no wish to fight another war, but when he learns that Sherin, the woman he lost long ago, has fallen into the Horde's grasp, he resolves to confront this powerful new threat.

To this end, Vaelin travels to the realms of the Merchant Kings, a land ruled by honour and intrigue. There, as the drums of war thunder across kingdoms riven by conflict, Vaelin learns a terrible truth: that there are some battles that even he cannot hope to win.

Kimberly's Thoughts:
Vaelin gave a very small laugh as a long-remembered phrase came to mind. “There’s always another war.”

#Spotlight on Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean

40221961. sy475 Brazen and the Beast
(The Bareknuckle Bastards #2)
by Sarah MacLean
ebook, 400 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Avon
ISBN 0062691988
The Lady’s Plan

When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans to inherit her father’s business, to make her own fortune, and to live her own life. But first, she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure she’ll forgo as a confirmed spinster. Everything is going perfectly…until she discovers the most beautiful man she’s ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin the Year of Hattie before it’s even begun.

The Bastard’s Proposal

When he wakes in a carriage at Hattie’s feet, Whit, a king of Covent Garden known to all the world as Beast, can’t help but wonder about the strange woman who frees him—especially when he discovers she’s headed for a night of pleasure . . . on his turf. He is more than happy to offer Hattie all she desires…for a price.

An Unexpected Passion

Soon, Hattie and Whit find themselves rivals in business and pleasure. She won’t give up her plans; he won’t give up his power . . . and neither of them sees that if they’re not careful, they’ll have no choice but to give up everything . . . including their hearts. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of The King by Jennifer L. Armentrout


41142454. sy475 Title: The King
Series: A Wicked Trilogy #3.6
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: July 23rd 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
ASINB: 07G5H68P1
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Source: Inkslinger PR
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

As Caden and Brighton's attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike.

Crystal's Thoughts:
Wicked fans will easily become immersed in the heart-pounding continuation of Caden and Brighton's story with The King.

#CoverReveal of The Kissing Game by Marie Harte

The Kissing Game
by Marie Harte
Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492696986