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Friday, January 31, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from Bishop's Endgame by Katie Reus




48068705. sy475 Bishop's Endgame
(Endgame Trilogy #3)
by Katie Reus 
Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by KR Press, LLC
ASINB07XC8LN15
He kidnapped a princess to exact revenge.

Set up for a crime he didn’t commit, Ellis Bishop takes the law into his own hands to exact justice and clear his name. Unfortunately, that means he has to kidnap a crime boss’s daughter—a perfect mafia princess, set to become queen of a dirty empire. What he didn’t count on was falling for his mortal enemy’s daughter.

He wasn’t supposed to fall for her.

Arianna hates the man who kidnapped her, but soon she realizes that things aren’t what they seem. Ellis was framed by her stepfather and is trying to clear his name. If she helps him, it means betraying her family. But how can she turn her back on him when he’s innocent… when her stepfather turns out to be a monster she never really knew at all?


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from The Sinful Scot by Maddison Michaels




48925428. sy475 The Sinful Scot
(Saints & Scoundrels #3)
by Maddison Michaels
ebook, 400 pages
Published January 27th 2020 by Entangled Publishing LLC (Amara)
ISBN1682814785
Constance Campbell, the Duchess of Kilmaine, once believed that all she needed in life was a duke. But everything unraveled when she realized her perfect husband was a perfect monster. Now broken beyond repair, she hides her misery behind a perfect Society mask...even from her childhood friend, Alec.

Dr. Alec McGuiness reluctantly finds himself back in Scotland, and checking up on the only woman to ever get under his skin, Connie. After she spurned him many years ago, he knows his humble life as a doctor could never be enough for her. But when the Duke of Kilmaine is murdered in cold blood, with Connie sleeping right next to him in bed, Alec knows he must protect Connie at all costs from those who would frame her for the duke’s murder.

Now on the run, Connie feels a freedom she only ever dreamed about before, and an unexpected attraction to the man who is keeping her safe. But even if they can win her freedom and clear her name, could she ever open her heart up to someone again?


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

#Interview with Jeaniene Frost of Wicked Bite




Lexi: Oh how we love the Night Huntress world and it’s many, many varied characters. So, it’s no surprise that we’re excited enough to pop some champagne to celebrate this author interview today. Welcome, Jeaniene Frost!

Thank you so much for having me!


Night Rebel
Lexi: If you’d asked us back in 2007 if there could be a MC to top Bones, we’d have laughed. But, Jeaniene, you keep bringing these other characters to life…and we absolutely love them! Like Ian! The unabashedly confident, can get under your skin, funny Ian. Can you share your favorite Ian line from WICKED BITE?

Oh my gosh, I can’t narrow it down to just one! For instance, I love when Veritas’ other nature takes control, and everyone else is terrified, but Ian just says, “Do you need a moment alone with yourself so the two of you can sort this out?” Or, when Veritas is trying to convince Ian to leave her alone because he could get killed again, and he laughs and says “I know. Danger, mayhem, and vicious demons await” because the man truly has no fear.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

#Spotlight on Cold Nose, Warm Heart by Mara Wells + #Giveaway




45689203Cold Nose, Warm Heart
(Fur Haven Dog Park #1)
by Mara Wells
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN149269858X
A poodle, a black lab and a Chihuahua walk into a dog park...

All Caleb Donovan has to do to redeem his family name is take a rundown Miami Beach apartment building and turn it into luxury condos. Easy, right?

Unfortunately, that would also turn the local dog park into a parking lot and the neighbors aren't having it. Caleb is faced with outright revolt, led by smart, beautiful building manager Riley Carson and her poodle, LouLou.

For Caleb, this project should have been a slam dunk. But even more challenging than the neighborhood resistance is the mutual attraction between him and Riley. It would be so much easier just to stay enemies.

Can Riley and her canine sidekick convince Caleb that what's best for business isn't always best for the heart?

Monday, January 27, 2020

🍷🍷🍷🍷.5 #Review of Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

 



9284655Title: Tiger’s Curse
Series: The Tiger Saga #1
Author: Colleen Houck
Format: Hardcover, 403 pages
Published:  January 11th 2011 by Sterling
ISBN: 1402784031 (ISBN13: 9781402784033)
LinksGoodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Contest win
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.



Linda's Thoughts:
The dangerous one was Ren. Innocent though the white tiger he appeared to be, he was a compelling predator. Utterly irresistible -- like a Venus flytrap. So alluring, so tempting, so deadly. Everything he did was seductive and possibly hazardous to my health. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Dark Alpha's Awakening by Donna Grant




41448495. sx318 Title: Dark Alpha’s Awakening
Series: Reaper #7
Author: Donna Grant
Format: Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published:  February 5th 2019 by Swerve
ISBN: ASIN B07GNCQJVR
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

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…

Serving Death and the Reapers has been my life for centuries. I’ve always put my duty before everything, even my yearning for Death. But now, she’s fading – our foe is bent on destroying her and he will stop at nothing until he does. Death holds the key to our survival. I will do everything in my power to stop her from disappearing. For her, I will ensure we have the best fighting chance. For her…I will cross the divide keeping us apart.



Linda's Thoughts:
She wouldn’t be able to let him go. She would hold onto him with everything she had.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from Making You Mine by Melissa Foster + #Giveaway




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(The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #5)
by Melissa Foster
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 300 pages
Published January 22nd 2020 by World Literary Press
ASINB07R766XSF
Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance featuring Graham Braden's business partner, Knox Bentley!

In MAKING YOU MINE...
Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He'd distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can't close, the precious jewel even his billions can't buy. Now that he's back in the States, he's determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.

**

Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction. For avid readers of the Love in Bloom series, you may have met sexy and hilarious Knox Bentley, Graham Braden's business partner, in Trails of Love, and Aubrey Stewart, one of the badass billionaire founders of the Ladies Who Write (LWW), in Anything for Love.

Friday, January 24, 2020

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




45113405The Mail Order Bride's Secret
(Outlaw Mail Order Brides #3)
by Linda Broday
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN1492651109
When the West was wild and man's law favored the few...
These extraordinary women could be found...in the heart of an outlaw.

When three young children show up on outlaw Tait Trinity's doorstep, he knows he can't help them—a wanted man has no business raising kids. And yet he can't bring himself to turn them away. At a loss, he sends for the mail order bride he'd been writing to, hoping the demure dressmaker will be the answer to his prayers.

Melanie Dunbar is nothing like the bride Tait was expecting. She's rough and tumble...and hiding an ulterior motive. Dangerous men have taken her sister hostage, and if Melanie wants to see her alive, she'll have to betray her new husband. There's only one problem—the more time she spends with Tait, the more she comes to care for him. Yet as the noose begins to tighten, Melanie will have to make a terrible choice: save her sister...or the man she loves.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

#Spotlight on Power Play by Kennedy L. Mitchell





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Power Play
(Power Play #1)
by Kennedy L. Mitchell 
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published January 20th 2020
ASINB07Z2GP1Z5
There's no turning back. I can't go home a failure--again.
Everyone wants to use me, make me their pawn, but I have other plans. I will win this election or die trying.

Randi Sawyer 
It started with a shady business proposal I should've turned down. Now here I am pretending to be someone I'm not, and bonus, I'm at the mercy of a man whose joy comes from my failures. The deeper I sink into DC's seedy political scene the more I realize I can't trust anyone if I'm going to make it out alive. Until him. Secret Service agent Trey Benson is bitter, jaded, and oh so hot with his mischievous smirk and cocky attitude. He hates me, just like everyone else, but he might just be who I need to survive this mess I've landed myself in.

Trey Benson 
Forced onto her protection detail, I'm certain she's just another Political Barbie in this city. I should know--I've dated most of them. Except she's not. Funny, foulmouthed and crazy as hell, not to mention drop-dead gorgeous, Randi Sawyer just might be the one person who can make a difference in DC--and in me. Too bad the boss says she's off-limits, that it's too risky for her career and mine. Good thing I've never been great at sticking to orders.

Power Play is the first book in the five-book Power Play series. Each book cannot be read as a standalone. All five books follow one main couple's relationship as it grows through a five-year time period. It's suspenseful, steamy, and oh so unputdownable. If you're a fan of Tiffany Snow, Meghan March, and Skye Warren then this series is for YOU!  

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

#Spotlight on Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis




44890060Almost Just Friends
(Wildstone #4)
by Jill Shalvis 
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN0062897802
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Wildstone with the touching story of finding your place in the world—and the people who make it home.

Piper Manning’s about as tough as they come, she’s had to be. She raised her siblings and they’ve thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she’s free.

When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There’s a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can’t deny, making her yearn for something she doesn’t understand. And her siblings…well, they need each other.

Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself…and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks—just as the new life she craves may have already begun.
AMAZON | B&N  


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

#Spotlight on Whiteout by Adriana Anders + #Giveaway




42366204Whiteout
(Survival Instincts #1)
by Adriana Anders 
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN1492677507
Angel Smith is ready to leave Antarctica for a second chance at life. But on what was meant to be her final day, the research station is attacked. Hunted and scared, she and glaciologist Ford Cooper barely make it out with their lives…only to realize that in a place this remote, there's nowhere left to run.

Isolated in the middle of a long, frozen winter with a madman at their heels, they must fight to survive in the most inhospitable—and beautiful—place on earth. But the outside world depends on what Ford and Angel know and, as their pursuers close in and their new partnership burns bright and hot, they will stop at nothing to make it out of the cold alive. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

#Giveaway of The Last Sister by Kendra Elliot




46184620. sy475 The Last Sister
(Columbia River #1)
by Kendra Elliot
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Montlake
ASINB07SLZ9LMN
Three sisters’ secrets collide in a shocking novel of suspense by the Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Mercy Kilpatrick series.

Twenty years ago Emily Mills’s father was murdered, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older sister, Tara, claims she was out with friends. The tragedy drove their mother to suicide and Tara to leave town forever. The killer was caught. The case closed.

Ever since, Emily and Madison have tried to forget what happened that night—until an eerily similar murder brings it all back. It also brings FBI special agent Zander Wells to the Oregon logging town. As eager as he is to solve the brutal double slaying, he is just as intrigued with the mystery of Emily’s and her sisters’ past.

When more blood is shed, Zander suspects there’s a secret buried in this town no one wants unearthed. Is it something Emily and Madison don’t know? Or aren’t telling? And Tara? Maybe Emily can’t bear to find her. Because when Tara disappeared, she took a secret of her own with her.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Chosen Mate by Katie Reus

 



48416493. sy475 Title: Chosen Mate
Series: Crescent Moon #9
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle (139 pages)
Published: KR Press, LLC (November 19, 2019)
ISBN: ASIN: B07YVKBBP6
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Her past has taught her to be wary…
With an abusive relationship behind her, wolf shifter Leslie is quietly raising her young son in the Kendrick pack. If she’s occasionally lonely, it’s a small price to pay for her son’s safety. And if she’s secretly longing for pack alpha Malcolm Kendrick, well…she’s keeping that fantasy to herself. Experience has made her a realist, and they’re far too different to work.

This alpha is about to stake his claim…
She has no idea Malcolm wants her just as fiercely. That he’s been subtly courting her for a year. But subtlety has gotten him nowhere—even if he thought it was the best choice after what she’d been through. He wanted to make sure Leslie didn’t feel obligated to him, that she was truly ready to move on. Now that he knows she is, he’s determined to make sure it’s with him. And when a threat from her past surfaces, he’ll eliminate anyone who would dare to hurt his mate.



Linda's Thoughts:
He wanted her more than he’d ever wanted anything in his entire long life…

Saturday, January 18, 2020

🍷🍷🍷🍷 of #Review of The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy





Title: The Orchid Throne
Series: Forgotten Empires #1
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 362 pages
Publication: September 24th, 2019 by St. Martin's Press
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Netgalley and reader's personal library
Reviewer: Lexi
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wines
Welcome to the world of Forgotten Empires from award winning author Jeffe Kennedy that begins with The Orchid Throne. 

A PRISONER OF FATE

As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Euthalia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own...

A PRINCE AMONG MEN
ConrΓ­, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Euthalia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?



Lexi's Thoughts:
THE ORCHID THRONE is a rich and beautiful tale filled with dangerous enemies, it’s a great start to the Forgotten Empires series!