Tuesday, June 15, 2021

#Spotlight on The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton

About the Book

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels
(Dangerous Damsels #1)
by India Holton 

Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 15th 2021 by Berkley Books
A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance.

Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria Society crime sorority, she flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means. Sure, she has a dark and traumatic past and an overbearing aunt, but all things considered, it's a pleasant existence. Until the men show up.

Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he's under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, who possesses a gothic abbey bristling with cannons and an unbridled hate for the world, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake. Never underestimate a woman.

When Morvath imperils the Wisteria Society, Cecilia is forced to team up with her handsome would-be assassin to save the women who raised her--hopefully proving, once and for all, that she's as much of a scoundrel as the rest of them. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

#Spotlight on Thanatos by Felicity Heaton + Giveaway

New York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton is here today for the book tour of her new paranormal romance release, Thanatos, the latest release in her popular Guardians of Hades Series.  This is book 8 in this series, but don’t worry, you can dive right on in with Thanatos, or start at the very beginning with Ares, which is FREE at all retailers right now. Binge-read to your heart’s content! If you love passionate paranormal romance featuring hot alpha heroes and strong heroines bringing them to their knees, new twists on old myths, and lush, detailed words, then this series is definitely for you. Plus, each book has a happily forever after and there are no cliff-hangers, because there’s nothing worse than a cliff-hanger!

About the Book

(Guardians of Hades #8)
by Felicity Heaton

Kindle Edition
Published June 8th 2021
Thanatos, god of death, has a mission: scour the unknown realms of the Underworld and retrieve the only daughter of his god-king, Hades. Murdered six centuries ago and her soul captured before it could pass on, she now falls under Thanatos’s domain. Armed with only a description of the location of her prison seen in a vision by her oldest brother, Thanatos has spent four years hunting for her, determined to complete his task and save her.

But when he locates Calindria, she’s not the delicate little girl he remembers—she’s a fierce, bewitching and beautiful warrioress who stirs unwanted feelings in his black heart and she’s on a mission of her own.

Calindria, daughter of Hades, has a mission: escape her prison, hunt down the ones who murdered her twin brother, and then make her family pay for abandoning her. But the Fates have other plans, placing a distractingly gorgeous god of death in her path—a warrior who is determined to convince her that what she believed is the truth is in fact a lie.

In a realm that turns memories against them and where anything can be an illusion, can Calindria and Thanatos learn to trust each other enough to work together to escape the hellish domain, or will the darkest moments of their past prove too powerful to overcome? 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster + #Giveaway

About the Book

The Wicked Aftermath
Love in Bloom #82
by Melissa Foster

Format: Kindle Edition
Expected publication: June 9, 2021
THE WICKED AFTERMATH is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, and hope, with a rich and entrancing happily ever after. Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven't met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a gang. Their members stick together like family and will stop at nothing to keep their communities safe. Some of the Wickeds’ love stories will be hilariously fun and deeply emotional, others will tear at your heartstrings and include injections of humor, but they will all leave you wishing you could climb between the pages and join them. All Wicked novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances.

When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain...

Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.

Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won't have to face it alone.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

#Spotlight on Hunt of the Dragon by Juliette Cross

About the Book

Hunt of the Dragon
Vale of Stars #4
by Juliette Cross

Format: ebook
Published: June 7, 2021
Photojournalist Krissa Nadeem ventures into the wilderness to record the destruction by the Larkosian army. When she captures on film the Morgon Guard’s top most wanted enemy in hiding, she sets in motion a journey that will change her life forever. Not just because of the secret she uncovers, but also because of the man who will become her protector. And more.

Bowen Huntergild, stealthy and deadly assassin, is at the head of the task force searching for the Bloodback witch who killed his sister in a blood sacrifice. When Krissa turns in her finding on film, he teams with her to discover the witch's hideout in the wilds beyond Drakos. While he focuses on the job, his dragon stirs, warning him that destiny has more intimate plans.

What neither of them realize is that this one photograph could be the salvation or the doom of them all.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Checklists, Broken Hearts, & James Brown with Author Addie Woolridge of The Checklist + #Giveaway

Checklists, Broken Hearts, & James Brown with Author Addie Woolridge

Hi, I’m Addie Woolridge, author of The Checklist. A bit about me—I am a classically trained opera singer with a deep devotion to glitter, coffee, Beyoncé, and The Rock. In my free time, I am also a marathon runner who is desperate to finish up the seven continents marathon challenge so that I can retire and go on vacations where running is not a requirement (just two races left, Sydney and Antarctica). I was born and raised outside of Seattle, WA, and although I now call Northern California my home, a piece of my heart will always be soggy in Seattle. That’s why I set my debut novel, The Checklist there!
The Checklist is a multicultural, contemporary rom-com that centers around Dylan Delacroix, a type-A, corporate consultant with a plan for her life. That plan includes making partner at her firm and purchasing a condo in Texas with her boyfriend. It does not include dealing with her bohemian family and their longstanding feud with their straight-laced neighbors. However, that plan is derailed when she accidentally upstages her temperamental boss. Banished by her boss, she is forced to return to Seattle on a career-killing assignment to try and revive a struggling tech company. Once she is home, she is immediately sent to negotiate a peace with the neighbors. Between her client, her fizzling relationship, and her family, it is hard enough for Dylan to stay on track, but when she finds herself falling for the neighbors’ son, Mike, sticking to the plan becomes near impossible. As pressure mounts, Dylan has to decide if she wants to keep checking things off of her list, or if she needs a new plan entirely.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

#Audiobook #Giveaway of Girl with the Rose Tattoo by L. A. Weiss

About the Book

Girl with the Rose Tattoo
by L. A. Weiss

Format: Audio Edition
Published: April 01, 2021
Being Rob Crawley’s old lady requires an inner strength that Tina Douglas lacks. The perfect, red Mary Magdalene rose inked on the nape of her neck becomes a touchstone in times of stress and anxiety, which are many. 

Tina views her future as bleak and dire and sees herself trapped “in a web of her own making”. Rob, a full-patch member of the Cascade Warriors MC, dominates almost every aspect of her life, but he allows Tina one freedom: the opportunity to attend Valley Secondary School and complete her high school education, which she believes will lead to a brighter future. 

By commencement day, Rob regrets his decision and takes Tina’s graduation as an affront. He perceives his image with fellow gang members tarnished and plots his revenge. 

On the evening of the graduation dinner dance, Rob insists they leave the party early. He spirits Tina off to an isolated cabin in the hills at the south end of Stoney Lake. What transpires there sends her life into a tailspin until fate intervenes, and she crosses paths with Jenny Travis. Jenny becomes Tina’s protector, ally, mentor, and best friend, helping her face the unrelenting vengeance of Rob and his henchmen.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

About the Book

Made in Korea
by Sarah Suk

Format: 352 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: May 18, 2021 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school.

There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they run V&C K-BEAUTY, their school’s most successful student-run enterprise. With each sale, Valerie gets closer to taking her beloved and adventurous halmeoni to her dream city, Paris.

Enter the new kid in class, Wes Jung, who is determined to pursue music after graduation despite his parents’ major disapproval. When his classmates clamor to buy the K-pop branded beauty products his mom gave him to “make new friends,” he sees an opportunity—one that may be the key to help him pay for the music school tuition he knows his parents won’t cover…

What he doesn’t realize, though, is that he is now V&C K-BEAUTY’s biggest competitor.

Stakes are high as Valerie and Wes try to outsell each other, make the most money, and take the throne for the best business in school—all while trying to resist the undeniable spark that’s crackling between them. From hiring spies to all-or-nothing bets, the competition is much more than either of them bargained for.

But one thing is clear: only one Korean business can come out on top.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Deeper Than The Ocean by Julie Ann Walker

About the Book

Deeper Than The Ocean
The Deep Six Book 4
by Julie Ann Walker
Format: 305 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: May 31, 2021 by Limerence Publications LLC
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker delivers perfect pulse-pounding romantic suspense! The former Navy SEALs of Deep Six Salvage thought they could retire to the sea and hunt for treasures of the deep, but when trouble comes to visit, there'll be hell to pay.

Ray “Wolf” Roanhorse took one look at Chrissy and knew she was the woman of his dreams. There’s a hitch, however. He screwed things up with her. Big time. Now all she wants is to be friends. He’ll have to be his most charismatic and charming self if he has any hope of changing her mind. And winning her heart.

Christina Szarek knows all about sexy, brooding men like Wolf. She grew up watching her mother fall for – and be broken by – plenty of them. If she had her way, she’d avoid Wolf altogether. But they’re partners in the hunt for the Santa Cristina’s legendary treasure. Avoidance is impossible. And the longer she’s near him, the more he chips away at the walls she’s erected against him.

The danger to Chrissy doesn’t only come from her burgeoning feelings, however. There are mysterious players who would see her silenced – for good. And Wolf, with his wicked grin and spec-ops training, is all that stands between her and a date with death in the deep.

Monday, May 31, 2021

#Spotlight on You've Got Plaid by Eliza Knight + #Giveaway

About the Book

You've Got Plaid
Prince Charlie's Angels #3
by Eliza Knight

Format: 314 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: May 25, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
This Highlander is determined to return the daughter of his enemy to the safety of her home, even if it means helping her...

Brogan Grant, a Jacobite soldier and bastard son of the Chief, fought savagely on the battlefield, and barely escaped capture. On the run for his life, Brogan comes across what he thinks is a spy—a very bonny lass disguised as a lad, who happens to be the daughter of his clan's enemy. He admires her bravery, but he knows what can happen to a woman alone in a war-ravaged land.

Lady Fiona MacBean is determined to do her part to ensure there is a Scottish king. Disguised as a healer, she delivers coded messages to rebels throughout the Highlands. There's only one thing impeding her mission—a striking Highlander who's determined to send her home.

Unfortunately, Fiona will not be deterred. Left with little choice, Brogan agrees to join her mission if she agrees to return home after. Now the two must work together and risk everything to save the life of Bonnie Prince Charlie himself. If only their hearts weren't at risk as well...

Friday, May 28, 2021

#CoverReveal of Hearts in Darkness Collection by Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is joining us today to share the cover reveal for her 10th Anniversary edition of HEARTS IN DARKNESS! 

Dear Readers,

It’s my 10th publication anniversary & HEARTS IN DARKNESS is 10!! I can hardly believe it! This book has been such a wild, special ride and I'm so grateful that so many people fell in love with it. It's how so many readers found me and that is just incredible to think about! Thank you so so much for all the love, fun, and support over the past 10 years! To celebrate, I’ve put together a special 4-story collector’s edition volume that includes two new and/or never-before-published stories that continue Caden and Makenna’s story! Preorder the collection for a discount now before the price goes up on release day! 

xx Laura

About the Book

Hearts in Darkness Collection
by Laura Kaye
Expected publication August 24, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Savage Love by Cassia Leo

About the Book

Savage Love
Love Like This
by Cassia Leo

Format: 475 pages
Published: May 25, 2021 by Gloss Publishing LLC
When I walked into the bar across from the hospital, all I wanted was a drink to help me forget the worst day of my life. What I got was sexy, mysterious Jake Maxwell and the most amazing one-night stand of my life.

Months later, he seeks me out with an unconventional offer: He’d like to take me and my dog for a walk.

My lazy dog could use the exercise, and I could use something to distract me from the pain of my sister’s death. Jake’s bad puns, gorgeous smile, and protective nature turn out to be the perfect medicine for my injured soul.

But just like the day we met, that one date turns into so much more. And as Jake and I grow closer, it becomes difficult to separate his pain from my own.

All I want is to share the burden of his secret. But some truths are too savage to be spoken.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Making Your Story Believable with Kat Martin of Come Midnight


Over the years, I’ve found one of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and real names of restaurants and streets.  Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen.  

In my new novella, COME MIDNIGHT, Breanna Winters, seated on an airliner next to a good-looking man in an expensive suit, finds herself kidnapped by Honduran terrorists.  She doesn’t expect Derek Stiles, a corporate executive, to put his life at risk by volunteering to go along when Bree is dragged from the plane and marched into the jungle.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

#Spotlight on Cowboy Fire by Kim Redford + #Giveaway


About the Book

Cowboy Fire
Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #8
by Kim Redford

Publication Date: May 25, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728216393
This cowboy is more than just a perfect face...

Violet Ashwood arrives in Wildcat Bluff County with one agenda: convince the hunky Mr. July from the Wildcat Bluff Fire Rescue’s annual benefit calendar to be the face—and body—of her new lonely hearts online dating service. She didn’t count on his firm refusal, nor did she count on seeing him again. Until she discovers he’s her new landlord.

Kemp Lander, aka Mr. July, wants nothing to do with Violet’s schemes to make him a model for her Cowboy Chat Corral, particularly once he finds out she fudged the truth on her rental contract by claiming she was a cowgirl. He’s got enough problems trying to keep trespassers off his ranch and doesn’t need the distraction of his sexy renter. 

All Violet and Kemp want is to save their livelihoods and have their lifelong dreams realized. But it’ll take joining forces and discovering they’re better together to finally meet their goals.

Monday, May 24, 2021

#Spotlight on Undercover Wolf by Paige Tyler + #Giveaway

About the Book

Undercover Wolf
STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team #2
by Paige Tyler

Format: 352 pages, Paperback
Published: May 25, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728205649
An unexpected partnership leads two wolves to reconsider everything they know...

Alpha werewolf Sawyer Bishop would give anything for his M16 Team to know about his inner wolf, but his teammates are mistrustful of anyone or anything with inhuman abilities. When he meets Harley on an overlapping case and realizes she's a fellow wolf, he's more than a little intrigued.

Now that STAT and MI6 have to team up to stop a crew of supernatural bad guys intent on causing a nuclear meltdown, Harley can no longer deny her wolf and Sawyer can no longer hide his. As they grow closer to resolving the case and grow closer to each other, they discover things aren't what they seem and revenge could cost them their lives.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Fausterella: Or, How to Mash Up Two Very Different Things with J.J.A. Harwood of The Shadow in the Glass

Fausterella: Or, How to Mash Up Two Very Different Things

There’ll always be a special place in my heart for mash-ups. I love seeing the threads of two different stories come together to make something new, even if it seems like they won’t fit at first glance. It’s like pineapple on pizza (which is nice, don’t fight me) – both of the individual components have a slightly different flavour when you put them together.

But some mash-ups are more daunting than others. When I first had the idea for my debut novel, The Shadow in the Glass, I knew exactly what I wanted it to be: a cross between Doctor Faustus and Cinderella. This seemed like a great idea and I was very pleased with myself for a whole five minutes – but then I realised that I was actually going to have to make these two very different stories fit together.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

#Spotlight on High Country Justice by Nik James + #Giveaway

About the Book

High Country Justice
by Nik James
Format: 352 pages, Paperback
Expected publication: May 25, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728233130 
The first in a riveting new historical western series from author Nik James. It will take all this lone frontiersman's skills to save his only friend from murderous outlaws.

Caleb Marlowe carved out his own legend as frontier scout and lawman before arriving in the Colorado boomtown of Elkhorn. Famous for a lightning-quick draw and nerves of steel, he is mysterious, guarded, and unpredictable. Now, he wants to leave the past behind. But the past has a way of dogging a man…

When Doc Burnett, Caleb's only friend in town, goes missing, his daughter Sheila comes seeking Caleb's help. Newly arrived from the East, she hotly condemns the bloody frontier justice of the rifle and the six-gun. But this is outlaw country.

Murderous road agents have Doc trapped in their mountain hideaway. To free Doc, Marlowe tracks his kidnappers through wild, uncharted territory, battling animals and bushwhackers. But when Sheila is captured by the ruthless gunhawks with a score to settle, Marlowe will have to take them down one by one, until no outlaw remains standing.

Monday, May 17, 2021

#Spotlight on Wreckless by Katie Golding + #Giveaway

About the Book

Moto Grand Prix #2
by Katie Golding

Format: 416 pages, Mass Market Paperback
Expected publication: May 25, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728245492 
She is my rival. My Tigrotta. My dearest enemy...and the greatest love of my life.
But this, I can never let her know.

I've spent years as a professional motorcycle racer vying to prove myself to the world, even as I fought to save my family from the clutches of a man who would like nothing more than to see me fail. He's not the only one. My Lorina—America's Sweetheart Lorelai Hargrove—would also like me to eat her dust.

But this is the game we play. She pretends she hates me, and I wind her up as I pretend she's not all I think about. And yet after a deadly wreck, her confidence is so shaken, my Lorina needs me to stop being her favorite enemy and remind her there is a tiger within who will do anything to win. That I want to spend the rest of my life chasing her to that finish line again and again and again.

If only the battle to make it to the podium didn't cost us everything our hearts desire.

Friday, May 14, 2021

#Audiobook #Giveaway --- The Mars Strain by A.C. Anderson!


Maroon banner through the middle with the words: Book Giveaway in scrolling white and below in smaller black letters: Reading Between the Wines Book Club. The slightly out of focus image behind is summertime greenery and a patio table with a notebook and pen.

About the Book

Audiobook cover of THE MARS STRAIN. Red bands along top and bottom with Recorded Books white label at the top. The image is the Red Planet surrounded by faint viral-like organisms floating around it. Author name A.C. Anderson in white, the title is orange that fades to red, and below is red type: Narrated by Morgan Hallett

The Mars Strain

by A.C. Anderson

a Sci-Fi Thriller with Romance

Format: Audiobook 10 hrs, 28 min

Released April 27th, 2021 by Recorded Books

We’ve colonized Mars, but we never should’ve come back.

When the first astronauts of the Mars Colony returned to Earth, they brought a mysterious, metal box they had found half-buried in the red dirt, called the Mars Cube. The scientists assigned to uncover its secrets tested it, scanned it, tried to blow it up, and everything in between. Then they accidentally opened it.

Biosafety level-4 laboratories, BSL4, hold the most deadly viruses on the Earth, and Juliet handled them daily. Her research at the CDC landed her a position on the Mars Cube Investigative Team in the world’s only BSL-5 lab. The only drawback: Her ex was one of the astronauts that brought back the Cube.

What was held inside the Cube shouldn’t have gotten out. It shouldn’t have ever been exposed to our planet because the Mars Strain is now loose and killing at a 100 percent mortality rate. Juliet is fighting for our very existence, Jake is working with the Mars Colonists to decipher the Cube’s holographic message for a clue, and someone wants to take over the Mars Program for themselves. They’re all watching the clock, and it's about to run out.


Thursday, May 13, 2021

#Interview with Glynis Peters of The Forgotten Orphan

Love, second chances, and resilience. Three things that have described humans for centuries, yet our thirst for these stories doesn’t fade. Which is why we’re so excited to welcome our guest for the day, Glynis Peters! 

Thank you for inviting me along, it’s great to join you.

THE FORGOTTEN ORPHAN is your third World War II novel. They could be considered a series as each book centers around orphans, yet each book has its own cast of characters. Was your research different for your newest release?

The Secret Orphan is based around the Coventry Blitz, which meant I’d already enough research under my belt for the second book The Orphan Thief. Whereas my third, The Forgotten Orphan is set in Southampton. The Juno Beach battle and the introduction of a sailor to my last book, meant I had to look deeper into the British Naval situation during the war. I also needed to find out what happened when the injured military forces arrived back at Southampton docks. Also, the orphanage in my book actually existed but under a different name. I researched it quite heavily and was delighted when I received two emails from former residents, who said they recognized what was once their home. This made me feel the extra hours spent on research were worth it. I also had to research more about the area I chose in Canada to end the book, and again an email from a lady who leaves near the area wrote to me and recognized the place, so that was a ‘phew’ moment as I’d never been! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

#Spotlight on Like Cats and Dogs by Kate McMurray + #Giveaway

About the Book

Like Cats and Dogs 
Whitman Street Cat Cafe #1
by Kate McMurray

Format: 320 pages, Paperback
Published: May 4, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728214542 
Can you fight like cats and dogs, and still be perfect for each other?

Things are getting ruff in this Brooklyn neighborhood when new veterinarian Caleb Fitch moves in next door to the Whitman Street Cat Cafe and gets on the wrong side of cafe owner Lauren Harlow. Lauren has a few things to teach the new vet on the block, and rescuing kittens is only the start...

Lauren can't ignore the fact that she is instantly attracted to Caleb, but he gets her even more riled up when he argues with her about how best to treat the cats in her care. Determined to smooth things over, Caleb comes to the rescue when a new litter of abandoned kittens is left on Lauren's doorstep, and they confront the fiery attraction that's been building between them from the start. But saving the baby kittens is only the first challenge Lauren and Caleb have to face, and when a real estate developer comes sniffing around their block, they'll have to work together, or risk losing everything...