Monday, August 31, 2020

#Giveaway of Jenna Takes the Fall by A.R. Taylor

53984702. sy475 Jenna Takes the Fall
by A.R. Taylor 
Expected publication: September 1st 2020
Twenty-four years old and newly employed in Manhattan, Jenna McCann agrees to place herself under the dead body of a wealthy, prominent New Yorker―her boss―to hide the identity of his real lover. But why?

Because she is half in love with him herself; because her only friend at Hull Industries asked her to; because she feared everyone around her; because she had no idea how this would spin out into her own, undeveloped life; because she had nothing and no one?

Or just because?

Deftly told and sharply observed, Jenna Takes the Fall is the story of someone who became infamous… before she became anybody at all. 

Friday, August 28, 2020

🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Nowhere To Hide by Leslie A. Kelly


36342155. sy475 Title:  Nowhere to Hide
Series:  Hollywood Heat #2
Author: Leslie A. Kelly
Format: Paperback/eBook, 370 pages
Publication: Aug. 25th 2020 by Forever
ASIN:   B0763L1YHP 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Police officer Rowan Winchester wants nothing to do with his celebrity family's legacy. Working with the LAPD is his way of atoning for the Winchesters' dark and secretive past. And, right now, the last thing Rowan needs is true-crime novelist Evie Fleming nosing around the most notorious deaths in Los Angeles -- including the ones that haunt his own family. To make things worse, he's torn between wanting the wickedly smart writer out of his city . . . and just plain wanting her.

While researching her latest book, Evie suspects that a dangerous new killer is prowling the City of Angels. Now she just has to convince the devastatingly handsome cop that she's right. Soon Evie and Rowan are working together to try to find the killer, even as their attraction ignites. But when the killer hones in on Evie, she and Rowan realize they'll have to solve this case fast if they want to stay alive.

Kimberly's Thoughts:
Nowhere to Hide continues the Winchester brothers' story, this time following Rowan as he rescues Evie and becomes attracted and entwined in murder mysteries. If you haven't read the first in the series, Rowan's twin brother Reece's book (I'll Be Watching You) introduced readers to the Winchester family, brothers that grew up in Hollywood. Rowan is out of the acting business and is a detective now. The author does a good job rehashing important points, the brother's sister's death that impacted them all and learning a secret about their Hollywood agent, Harry Baker, and his murder. You could easily start here as Evie is a new character to the series and while the story continues some plot threads from the first, it also takes on new ground.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from Ancient Enemy by Katie Reus

51181085. sy475 Ancient Enemy
(Ancients Rising #2)
by Katie Reus
Kindle Edition
Published August 25th 2020 by KR Press, LLC
She should be his mortal enemy.

Ancient dragon shifter Rhys awoke from his slumber hungry for revenge against the witch who killed his sister. When his hunt takes him to the rebuilding city of New Orleans, he finds a woman he can’t keep his eyes off—but she’s a witch. While Rhys wants to despise all of Dallas’s kind, even he can’t deny that she's beautiful, kind and…adorable. And her pet baby dragon only increases his fascination with the sexy woman. Protective instincts he never knew he had take over him as they hunt powerful monsters. He’s forced to confront everything he thought he knew about witches as his life is turned upside down.

But he wants her anyway.

Dallas Kinley is used to being hated because of what she is. Witches have always been the pariahs of the supernatural community. Until now, when the world needs rebuilding. Even though she wants to keep her distance from Rhys, vampires and humans are dying in New Orleans, so she vows to help him hunt down those responsible. But finding the enemy comes at a heavy price, because Dallas is hiding a terrible secret. As they race against the clock to find the murderers, she can only hope his need for revenge won’t rip them apart. Especially when he finds out what she’s been hiding from him.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

🍷🍷🍷.3 #Review of Say Yes to the Duke by Eloisa James

52695959. sx318 sy475 Title:  Say Yes to the Duke
Series:  The Wildes of Lindow Castle #5
Author: Eloisa James
Format: Paperback/eBook, 369pages
Publication: May 19, 2020 by Avon
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Edelweiss
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3.3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Miss Viola Astley is so painfully shy that she’s horrified by the mere idea of dancing with a stranger; her upcoming London debut feels like a nightmare.

So she’s overjoyed to meet handsome, quiet vicar with no interest in polite society — but just when she catches his attention, her reputation is compromised by a duke.

Devin Lucas Augustus Elstan, Duke of Wynter, will stop at nothing to marry Viola, including marrying a woman whom he believes to be in love with another man.

A vicar, no less.

Devin knows he’s no saint, but he’s used to conquest, and he’s determined to win Viola’s heart.

Viola has already said Yes to his proposal, but now he wants her unruly heart…and he won’t accept No for an answer.

Kimberly's Thoughts:
In the fifth Wildes of Lindow Castle series, Viola, who is the duke's stepdaughter is making her debut into society. She's the extremely shy one, who pukes when she gets nervous, and just rather become a wallflower. Viola's nervousness comes from feeling like she isn't a true Wilde, because of her 'step' status. I'm new to the series and found I had no problem jumping in here, in fact, I wish there had been more scenes with Viola and the Wilde family. She spends a lot of time with her sister, Joan who is also debuting but I wish we could have seen her with her mother and especially stepfather to get some heartfelt scenes where he explains that he feels she is his daughter, no 'step' to it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

#Spotlight on Highland Gladiator by Kathryn Le Veque + #Giveaway

48702840Highland Gladiator
(Scots and Swords #1)
by Kathryn Le Veque 
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 25th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Truth. Justice. Revenge. Behind these stands The Scotsman's Sword

Gladiator meets Fight Club in the Scottish Highlands in a new romance from USA Today bestselling author Kathryn Le Veque...

When Lor Careston's quiet Highland village was attacked and burned, he felt helpless against the raiders who destroyed his home. Seeking revenge, but lacking the fighting skills he needs to execute his mission, he sets out to find the Ludus Caledonia―a mysterious fight guild that turns men into warriors.

Lor trains hard, proves himself in the ring, and earns a place with the very clan that decimated his home, having decided to set his plan for revenge in motion from inside the clan. But his plan didn't include Isabail Keith, a fiery lass who prefers broadswords to embroidery and isn't afraid to stand with the warriors of her clan. Lor thought the Keiths were his enemies, but when Isabail is threatened, he'll have to decide what he's willing to risk for the woman who has captured his heart and the clan that has become his home.

Monday, August 24, 2020

#Spotlight on Once in a Blue Moon by Sharon Sala + #Giveaway

49300702. sy475 Once in a Blue Moon
(Blessings, Georgia #10)
by Sharon Sala
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala continues the bestselling Blessings, Georgia series

Rancher Duke Talbot meets Cathy Terry in Blessings by chance. She's new to town, and so grateful to be there—Blessings feels like a safe haven. Cathy is at first hesitant to let anyone get too close, but as their relationship grows and Cathy sees Duke's feelings for her are real, she tells him what really brought her to town—an abusive ex-husband who isn't willing to let her go. When her past starts to catch up with her, she's tempted to keep running, but she's fallen in love with Blessings and with Duke. Having finally found a place to call home, the only place Cathy wants to run is straight into Duke's arms.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

40144224Where Dreams Descend
(Kingdom of Cards #1)
by Janella Angeles
Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2020 by Wednesday Books
In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

#Spotlight on Shifters Gone Wild: A Shifter Romance Collection by J.A. Belfield, Skye MacKinnon, Laura Greenwood, Arizona Tape, Liza Street, Keira Blackwood, Ophelia Bell, Felicity Heaton, Ann Gimpel, Kate Rudolph, Rebecca Rivard, Marie-and Claude Bourque, T.K. Eldridge

54550385. sy475 Shifters Gone Wild: A Shifter Romance Collection
by J.A. Belfield, Skye MacKinnon, Laura Greenwood, Arizona Tape, Liza Street, Keira Blackwood, Ophelia Bell, Felicity Heaton, Ann Gimpel, Kate Rudolph, Rebecca Rivard, Marie-and Claude Bourque, T.K. Eldridge
Kindle Edition
Published August 1st 2020 by Peryton Press
Fall in love with this paw-some collection of 12 shifter romances.

From spell-binding romances to heart pounding adventures, there's something for everyone in this collection of paranormal and urban fantasy romances. Whether you want to challenge the alpha, fall for the bear, or fly with the dragon, you can find it all within these pages.

This set includes full-length books by:

New York Times Bestselling Author Felicity Heaton
USA Today Bestselling Authors Keira Blackwood & Liza Street
USA Today Bestselling Author Ann Gimpel
USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Greenwood
USA Today Bestselling Author Skye MacKinnon
USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Rivard
USA Today Bestselling Author Arizona Tape
J.A. Belfield
Ophelia Bell
Marie-Claude Bourque
T.K. Eldridge
Kate Rudolph

Click today to take advantage of this limited time collection.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Read an #Excerpt from The Malone Brothers series by S.L. Sterling

Today we have the blog tour for S.L. Sterling’s Malone Brothers’ Series! Check it out and be
sure to grab your copy of book 1 & 2 at a special sale price!

36416598. sy475 A Kiss Beneath the Stars
(The Malone Brothers)
by S.L. Sterling
Published August 13th 2018
After a brutal loss and messy divorce, surf, sand, and sun in the tropics are just what Autumn Taylor needs. What she doesn’t expect is Hunter, the devastatingly handsome man who doesn’t take no for an answer.

Hunter Malone’s only priority after separating from his crazy ex is to enjoy vacation with his brothers. Laying eyes on a stunning brunette named Autumn changes all that.

What begins as a whirlwind romance has the potential to be something more. But the past always seems to have a way of complicating things. As things get tough for Autumn, she starts pushing away the best thing that has happened to her. Will Hunter stay by her side when she needs him most? Or will he let her push him away?

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

#Spotlight on In Deep by Blue Saffire + #Giveaway

54401389. sx318 In Deep
(The Blackhart Brothers #2)
by Blue Saffire
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 322 pages
Published August 4th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
I'll do anything to protect what's mine...

The last thing I needed was a call from my old precinct letting me know my knucklehead nephew had been picked up for skipping class. Still, I figured it would be an in-and-out visit. Quick. Simple. But the moment I heard her voice, I should've known it would be anything but easy.

I wasn't expecting the feelings that came roaring back the moment I laid eyes on the saucy detective with the gorgeous smile, but I probably should've seen it coming. Our history is one for the books, and it's a page-scorcher. And now here she is, standing in my way, and I can't seem to remember why I ever let her leave my side.

It looks like the sparks between me and Detective Danita Moralez are as intense as ever, but she's also more guarded than before. Two years ago, she walked out of my life because she wasn't willing to reveal the dangerous truth about her undercover work. This time, she's not going to get away so easily.

Monday, August 17, 2020

#Spotlight on Season of the Wolf by Maria Vale + #Giveaway

50935401Season of the Wolf
(The Legend of All Wolves #4)
by Maria Vale 
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
In a world of danger and uncertainty, the Alpha has enough to worry about without him...

For Alpha Evie Kitwanasdottir, things are never easy. The Great North Pack has just survived a deadly attack. Evie is determined to do whatever is necessary to keep her Pack safe, especially from the four Shifters who are their prisoners.

Constantine lost his parents and his humanity on the same devastating day. He has been a thoughtless killer ever since. When Constantine is moved to live under Evie's watchful eye, he discovers that taking directions and having a purpose are not the same thing.

Each moment spent together brings new revelations to Constantine, who begins to understand the loneliness of being Alpha. He finds strength and direction in helping Evie, but there is no room for a small love in the Pack, so Constantine must work harder than ever to prove to Evie he is capable of a love big enough for the Great North Pack itself. 

Friday, August 14, 2020

Read an #Except from The Layover by Cassie Cross

54767906. sy475 The Layover
(Love Is... #5)
by Cassie Cross 
Kindle Edition
Published August 13th 2020
Macy Monroe has spent two years living and working in Rome, dreaming about moving back home to Port City. That dream finally comes true when her assignment ends and she finds a new job and new apartment back in the States. As a last hurrah in Europe, she books a layover in Paris for a long weekend full of sightseeing and all the baguettes and cheese she can eat. But her plan hits a snag when a hotel snafu leaves her stranded by the Seine with nowhere to stay.

Fate steps in when she runs into Beckett McLane, her ex-boyfriend from college. He’s in town working on his next novel and offers her a place to stay. Beckett’s the kind of handsome that you never really forget, and Macy’s heart is still a little broken from the breakup. Without any other options, she reluctantly takes him up on the offer.

Macy encourages work-obsessed Beckett to take a much-needed break from his laptop, and as he shows her around town, they get caught up in the romantic City of Light. When they’re together, it’s easy to forget that Macy’s only on a layover and their time together is running out… 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

🍷🍷.7 #Review of A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley

50738882Title:  A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby
Series:  Rouges and Remarkable Women #1
Author: Vanessa Riley
Format: Paperback/eBook, 308 pages
Publication: Jun. 30, 2020 by Zebra
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publisher Giveaway
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 2.7 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Created by a shrewd countess, The Widow’s Grace is a secret society with a mission: to help ill-treated widows regain their status, their families, and even find true love again—or perhaps for the very first time...
When headstrong West Indian heiress Patience Jordan questioned her English husband's mysterious suicide, she lost everything: her newborn son, Lionel, her fortune—and her freedom. Falsely imprisoned, she risks her life to be near her child—until The Widow's Grace gets her hired as her own son’s nanny. But working for his unsuspecting new guardian, Busick Strathmore, Duke of Repington, has perils of its own. Especially when Patience discovers his military strictness belies an ex-rake of unswerving honor—and unexpected passion...

A wounded military hero, Busick is determined to resolve his dead cousin’s dangerous financial dealings for Lionel’s sake. But his investigation is a minor skirmish compared to dealing with the forthright, courageous, and alluring Patience. Somehow, she's breaking his rules, and sweeping past his defenses. Soon, between formidable enemies and obstacles, they form a fragile trust—but will it be enough to save the future they long to dare together?

Kimberly's Thoughts:
Widowed Patience Jordan is fighting to gain control of her son and home after a nefariously opportunistic Uncle Markham sends her to Bedlam. On a night she is sneaking out of her former home, her late husband's cousin, Busick Strathmore, the Duke of Repington, storms the gates and takes his legal position of being Patience's son's guardian.
Busick is trying to heal and keep his own secrets after being injured at Badajoz and hiring a young beautiful nanny for his new ward doesn't seem like a good idea in a house now full of ex-soldiers. He knows all about Markham and his fiendish ways and is set on finding his cousin's widow.
Patience and Busick will have to learn to trust if they're going to find love again.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Heiress for Hire by Madeline Hunter

49504852. sx318 sy475 Title:  Heiress For Hire
Series:  Duke's Heiress #1
Author: Madeline Hunter
Format: Paperback/eBook, 289 pages
Publication: Apr. 28, 2020 by Zebra
ASIN:    B07TT3YZR7 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: First Reads GoodReads
Reviewer: Kimberly
Rating: 3 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Minerva Hepplewhite has learned the hard way how to take care of herself. When an intruder breaks into her home, she doesn't swoon or simper. Instead, she wallops the rogue over the head and ties him up—only to realize he is Chase Radnor, the man who nearly got her convicted of her late husband's murder. Now, he's insisting that Minerva has inherited a fortune from his uncle, a wealthy Duke. Only one thing could surprise her more: her sudden attraction to this exasperating man...

Chase can't decide whether Minerva is a wronged woman or a femme fatale. Either way, he's intrigued. Since the scandal surrounding her husband's death, she has set up a discreet detective business to rival Chase's own. She may be the perfect person to help him uncover the truth about his uncle's demise. But as proximity gives way to mutual seduction, Chase realizes he craves a much deeper alliance...

Kimberly's Thoughts:
When the Duke of Hollingburgh dies suddenly, his will reveals that he has left the bulk of his money and business interests to three women, women the family has never heard of. One of the duke's nephews, Chase, is tasked with finding these three women and with investigating the duke's death. A former soldier who was cashed out under a cloud of suspicion, Chase will only go by the facts in a case and not let his emotions affect him ever again but dealing with family and one of the mysterious heiress, it's harder said than done.