Wednesday, April 21, 2021

#Interview with Leslie Cohen of My Ride or Die

Who out there has ever said they’ve had it with dating? Yep, I see a lot of raised wine glasses. Which means our guest today has the perfect book for you! Welcome to the blog, Leslie Cohen!

Thank you! Happy to be here. 

We absolutely love the concept of your newest release, MY RIDE OR DIE. Two friends who are fed up with the whole find-your-other-half thing decide to move in together and be the support that a partner would otherwise provide. Genius! What inspired this idea for Amanda and Sophie’s arrangement?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Happy #BookBirthday to State of Affairs by Marie Force

About the Book

State of Affairs 
First Family #1 
by Marie Force

Format: 358 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: April 20, 2021 by HTJB, Inc.
The phone call that changed their lives forever…

Minutes after Vice President Nick Cappuano and Lt. Sam Holland get the call that President Nelson has been found dead in the residence on Thanksgiving, they’re still processing that Nick has been asked to come to the White House to take the oath of office.

As they go through the motions to ensure a peaceful transition of power, Sam has a million and one concerns about her husband, her family, the Nelson family, the country and the enormity of what Nick is about to take on. In the back of her mind is another major concern: What does this mean for my job? No other first lady in history has held a job outside the White House, but she’s determined to be the first, to blaze new trails for those who will follow her. However, in order to do that, she quickly realizes that compromises will have to be made to continue working as a Homicide detective.

Their lives become an immediate firestorm of meetings, requests for interviews, difficult questions from their children and a host of potential landmines to navigate as they make the transition from second family to first family. An unexpected issue with a diplomatic trip to Iran quickly thrusts Nick into the thick of his new responsibilities while Sam confronts a murder investigation that may have ties to a cold case from fifteen years ago.

As everything around them spins out of control, Sam and Nick take refuge with each other, relying on their unbreakable bond to see them through the storm.

Monday, April 19, 2021

#Spotlight on Scorched by Darkness by Felicity Heaton + #Giveaway

About the Book

Scorched by Darkness 
Eternal Mates #18 
by Felicity Heaton
Format: 369 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: April 13, 2021
Even for one of the top assassins in Hell like him, Hartt’s latest contract would have been difficult enough, but there’s a complication—a beautiful, flame-haired, and dangerously tempting complication. Not only is the bewitching female a distraction he doesn’t need—she’s the competition.

Mackenzie’s life hasn’t been easy. Held captive by blood mages who murdered her family, forced to spend every day guarding her secret, and now she lands the biggest contract ever—one that would set her assassin’s guild up as one of the best in Hell—and it turns out her client hasn’t only hired her. He’s hired the top guild in Hell too. Worse, the male she’s up against is wickedly alluring, a dark elf warrior who sets her blood on fire, and the heat that sparks between them is in danger of burning her resolve to take him down to ashes.

It’s a race against time and each other to fulfil the contract by taking out one of the most dangerous men in Hell, a vampire with a name befitting of his bloody history, but who will be the one to claim victory—one of them or the King of Death?

Find out in Scorched by Darkness, an enemies-to-lovers fated mates paranormal romance that will set your heart on fire!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Happy #BookBirthday to Goldilocks by Jay Crownover

About the Book

by Jay Crownover

April 15, 2021
For Olivia Adams, the world has always been too big or too small.

Forced to live her life caught between what she wanted for herself and the unfair choices and crazy obsession of those around her for as long as she could remember, Ollie has always felt confined and trapped. It was hard for her to imagine a future beyond the crushing control of those who wanted to make sure she paid the price for her role in a tragic accident that ruined several young lives. However, having no hope and living in a constant state of fear never stopped Ollie from dreaming of different ways to break free and how to reunite with the one person who always made her feel safe. Huck is the only one who ever made her feel like there was a place in his world, right by his side, that would fit her just right.

The world has always forced Huck Snyder to be a guy who runs either too hot or too cold.

Unwanted and barely tolerated, his temper burned hot and bright, often leading him into trouble. After the accident, he was tossed out, disowned, and forced to fend for himself. Struggling to survive, Huck quickly realized the only way he would make it was to freeze out every single memory and moment from his past. Especially those surrounding Ollie. He allowed his heart to harden into a block of ice and refused to let anyone close enough to melt it. Years have passed, and Huck has adjusted to the constant cold that permeates through his new life. He was in no way prepared for the only girl who could ever control his inner fire to show back up. Ollie is on the run and doesn’t seem to mind the chilly reception she receives when she shows up unannounced on Huck’s doorstep.

Fire and ice no longer define Huck because when he’s with Ollie, it’s easy to remember that the temperature between the two of them has always been just right.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from A Battle of Blood and Stone by Sawyer Bennett

About the Book

A Battle of Blood and Stone 
Chronicles of the Stone Veil #4 
by Sawyer Bennett

Format: 239 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: April 13, 2021 by Big Dog Books, LLC
Another day, another step closer to Hell on Earth being unleashed.

With every piece that falls into place for the queen of the Underworld, Kymaris gains strength and power that will make it more difficult to defeat her when the time comes. It feels as if we’re in a desperate race to get just one step ahead of her, but my demise feels closer than it ever has before with still so much to do.

The first order of business is to unlock the angelic powers with which I was gifted at birth, and Carrick insists on getting help from my archnemesis to do so. Yes, I have to save the world, but my priority has now become rescuing my sister from the Underworld. While there are many questions still to be answered about my long-lost twin, I know I will not win this battle without her by my side.

In the midst of all the doom and gloom, Carrick has become my beacon of shining light. Our connection unimaginable, my heart recognizes his as the other half of its whole. Inexplicable and deeper than one could ever imagine, the love I hold for him is forged by destiny, however ill-fated it may turn out to be.

And those are the feelings I must hold close…to keep me going. Because a painful lesson is on the horizon—betrayal never comes from your enemies.

A Battle of Blood and Stone is book four of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

#Spotlight on Not Pretending Anymore by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

About the Book

Not Pretending Anymore
by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Format: 300 pages, Paperback
Published: April 12, 2021 by C. Scott Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781951045999 
Finding a good roommate through a classified ad isn’t as easy as it sounds.

I was starting to lose hope.

Until a knock at my door came and God answered my prayers.

Except…uh…wrong prayer, God.

I’d definitely requested the big guy find me a drop-dead gorgeous man on more than one occasion...just not as my roommate.

Declan Tate talked me into interviewing him anyway.

While he was amusing and charismatic, I wouldn’t have been comfortable living with a man, so I regretfully declined.

Then cupcakes showed up at my door—freshly baked by Declan and just as sinfully delicious as he was.

You could say he was persistent.

I eventually folded. It wasn’t like I had another viable candidate anyway.

Plus, I was interested in someone else. And Declan was into another woman. So it wasn’t like anything would happen romantically.

After he moved in, the two of us became the best of friends. We even started to give each other advice on getting our crushes to notice us.

Eventually, Declan concocted an idea: we should pretend to be a couple to make our love interests jealous.

I was hesitant, but went along with it anyway. To my utter shock, his crazy plan worked.

Now I was dating the supposed man of my dreams, and my best friend had the woman of his.

But there was one problem.

I couldn’t stop thinking about Declan.

Those feelings we were trying to fake?

Yeah…I wasn’t pretending anymore.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

#Interview with Author Tabitha Webb of No Regrets

Sometimes you just need a laugh or a gab session with one of your good friends. Are you needing a Bridget Jones or Sex and the City fix? In NO REGRETS you get both! Which is why we’re so excited to welcome our guest day, Tabitha Webb! 

Oh how we needed a funny, light read like NO REGRETS! Three women finding their way through life and their friendship that gives them the honesty that they need. But one of the best parts—they’re all approaching their forties! What was it like to write about female protagonists older than the norm (which is in their 20’s)? 

It was something I was totally set on doing. I remember my parents always saying to me ‘I still feel like I am 20!’ and me thinking that was ridiculous, but actually as you get older you realize that life doesn’t really change that much. We all still love hot men, we still have sexual desires, we long for adventure, and most of us still don’t really know what we want to achieve in life. We all continue to question our lives, but it might just be that we have a bit more baggage than we used to. I wanted to illustrate that life is far from over in your forties! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

#CoverReveal of Since You've Been Gone by Samantha Chase

Since You've Been Gone

Magnolia Sound #8
by Samantha Chase
Format: 214 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: June 29, 2021 by Chasing Romance, Inc.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from My True Love by Melissa Foster + #Giveaway

About the Author

My True Love
Love in Bloom #51
by Melissa Foster

Format: 448 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: March 31, 2021 by World Literary Press
Can a man who resents the hand he’s been dealt and a woman who spends her days grateful for every little thing find true love in each other’s arms—or are their differences stronger than both of them? Find out in this funny, sexy, heartfelt romance, and fall in love with Grant and Jules on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, and midnight rendezvous. My True Love is a USA Today Bestseller.

Even war heroes need a little help sometimes...

After spending years fighting for his country and too damn long learning to navigate life with a prosthetic leg, Grant Silver returns to Silver Island to figure out a future he couldn’t fathom without fatigues and a gun in his hand. He’d almost forgotten how a man could suffocate from the warmth and caring community in which he’d grown up, and if that weren’t bad enough, his buddies’ beautiful and far-too-chipper younger sister won’t stop flitting into his life, trying to sprinkle happy dust everywhere she goes.

As a cancer survivor, Jules Steele knows better than to count on seeing tomorrow. She doesn't take a single moment for granted, and she isn’t about to let a man who used to be charming and full of life waste the future he’s been blessed with. She's determined to get through to him, even if it takes a few steamy kisses...

Monday, April 5, 2021

#Spotlight on Winner Takes All by Sandra Kitt + #Giveaway

About the Book

Winner Takes All
The Millionaires Club #1
by Sandra Kitt
Format: 320 pages, Paperback
Published: April 6, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728214887 (ISBN10: 1728214882)
Jean Travis has the job of announcing the latest lottery winner on TV and is stunned to find that Patrick Bennett, her teenage crush, is the top mega winner. They haven’t seen each other in years, and Patrick is thrilled to renew their acquaintance. Jean, not so much. After all, a lot has changed since they used to study together and Jean worked so hard to hide her feelings. Now that he’s won so much money, Patrick faces a whole new world of demands from family, friends, coworkers, strangers. The only person he knows for sure he can trust, is Jean…

Thursday, April 1, 2021

#Spotlight on When a Cowboy Loves a Woman by Jennie Marts + #Giveaway

About the Book

When a Cowboy Loves a Woman
(Creedence Horse Rescue #2)
by Jennie Marts 
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 30th 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
They both know the pain of loss and how to protect their hearts...but fate has a way of stepping in...

Her perfectly controlled life falls apart when a kitchen fire lands young widow Elle Brooks in the muscled arms of handsome rancher and veterinarian Brody Tate. The fire forces Elle to move in with her friend Bryn and her motley collection of rescue horses and other animals on the Heaven Can Wait Horse Rescue ranch, where she volunteers. Spending time with the hunky cowboy and his spunky 10-year-old daughter, Mandy, as they rehabilitate the beautiful horses, reminds Elle of all she lost in a car crash years ago. She can't deny the feelings that being close to Brody is stirring in her.

As a widower himself, Brody puts all he has into being a good dad for his spirited daughter. He hasn't let women and romance even enter his mind, until he meets Elle. And now, this woman is all he thinks about. Spending time with her is shaking up the calm stasis he had worked so hard to achieve, but he can't seem to stay away.

Brody and Elle both know the pain of losing someone they loved, and neither planned ever to let themselves fall in love again. But fate has a way of stepping in, and what started with a small fire now burns hotter than either one could have imagined. Can these two wounded souls take a chance on each other and risk their hearts again? 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

#Spotlight on Deep River Promise by Jackie Ashenden + #Giveaway

About the Book

Deep River Promise
(Alaska Homecoming #2)
by Jackie Ashenden 

Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 30th 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Welcome to Deep River, Alaska

Damon Fitzgerald's only desire is to get back to LA and out of the tiny Alaskan town he's somehow inherited. But first he has to keep a promise he made to his old army buddy and look out for his friend's son. That would be a whole lot easier if the kid's mother wasn't the mayor of Deep River...

Astrid James didn't ask to be mayor of Deep River but since she is, she intends to do right by the town and her son. The last thing she needs is an arrogant outsider coming in and taking charge, no matter how attractive he is. But when Astrid starts to realize that Damon is more than just a pretty face, she'll have to decide whether she can risk her heart and her son's happiness on a man who's mission is to leave Deep River.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

#Spotlight on Warm Nights in Magnolia Bay by Babette de Jongh + #Giveaway

About the Book

Warm Nights in Magnolia Bay
(Welcome to Magnolia Bay #1)
by Babette de Jongh 

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 30th 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
An extraordinary new series from an extraordinary author...

Abby Curtis has made such a mess of her life that Rock Bottom is an ambitious climb. With nowhere else to go, she lands on her Aunt Reva’s doorstep at Buckaroo Barn, home to a motley assortment of rescue animals. Reva, a telepathic animal communicator, gives Abby time to reinvent herself by leaving Abby in charge of the farm while she's away. Abby immerses herself in caring for the animals and running educational programs to teach kids to appreciate and relate to them. Just when Abby is finally starting to feel like herself again, a sexy new neighbor moves in next door, determined to find some peace and quiet, and challenging Abby in ways she never expected. Can she convince her stubborn new neighbor to give the noisy petting zoo next door...and her...a chance?

You’ll fall in love right along with Abby as animals and humans alike find unexpected ways to connect, nurture each other, and thrive. 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Fighting the Fire by Laura Kaye + #Giveaway

A note from the author...

Dear Readers,

I’m so excited to share my new standalone romance, Fighting the Fire! This is the fourth book in my Warrior Fight Club contemporary romance series, which mixes military and sports romance elements to tell the story of an MMA training club which creates a found family for veterans transitioning to civilian life and dealing with their war-borne demons. In Fighting the Fire, Sean and Daniela are two of my favorite characters I've ever written--they're both strong, loyal, snarky, and hiding some pretty deep hurts that in the end make them so perfect for each other. And all that frenemies tension makes the chemistry between them hot AF! I hope you love them as much as I do!

xx Laura Kaye

About the Book

Fighting the Fire
(Warrior Fight Club #3)
by Laura Kaye 

Published by Laura Kaye (first published March 30th 2021)
One night is never enough…

For firefighter Sean Riddick, Warrior Fight Club keeps the demons of his past at bay, even though it means seeing Daniela England. Her ball-busting sarcasm drives him nuts, and he knows he’s damaged goods anyway, but he can’t help but remember how good they were together that one time. Now he wants to take her to the mats no matter how much they go toe to toe.

ER nurse Daniela England has lost so much that she’s vowed never to need anyone again. Fight club helps her beat back her survivor’s guilt, but it means dealing with Riddick. The hot-but-infuriating firefighter is everything she wants to avoid, which is why their one-night stand was a mistake. Now she needs to keep her distance so it doesn’t happen again.

But when Dani witnesses Sean’s motorcycle accident, she steps up to help him recover. One on one, they get beneath all the snark and find a connection neither expected. As Sean heals, the sparks between them burst into red-hot passion—and ignite old wounds. Now there are fires all around—and they have to decide which they’ll fight and which they’ll let consume them. 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Changing the Rules by Catherine Bybee + #Giveaway

About the Book

Changing the Rules
(Richter #1)
by Catherine Bybee

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 335 pages
Published March 23rd 2021 by Montlake
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes the steamy first novel in her new adrenaline-fueled Richter series.

As an employee of MacBain Security and Solutions, Claire Kelly can certainly hold her own. Armed with an impressive set of covert skills, she’s more than prepared to tackle any job that comes her way…except one involving Cooper Lockman.

Cooper and Claire used to work together before his feelings for her sent him packing to Europe for six long years. But now he’s back and determined to ignore the still-smoldering heat that lingers between them.

Their current mission: go undercover together at a California high school to root out the mastermind behind a prostitution ring targeting young girls. The closer they get to the truth and the closer they get to each other, however, the deadlier their task becomes. As Claire and Cooper risk their lives to bring down their target, will their hearts be the final casualties?

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from The Evolution of Fae and Gods by Sawyer Bennett

About the Book

The Evolution of Fae and Gods
(Chronicles of the Stone Veil #3)
by Sawyer Bennett 

Paperback, 1st edition
Published March 23rd 2021 by Big Dog Books, LLC
Evil is coming.

A dark malevolence the likes of which this world has never seen, and it comes straight from the depths of Hell. Darkness meant to destroy. A prophecy I am fated to fulfill but will most likely not survive.
Through it all, Carrick Byrne has stood strong by my side. Something has deeply changed between me and the man I once despised, and all it took was a kiss of provocation for both of us to feel it. I know deep in my soul we’re being guided by destiny, but I don’t know if I can trust it. Carrick is holding something back, and I fear the consequences could be deadly once his truth is revealed.

We’re not ready, but calamity waits for no woman. I have discovered a power within myself I must learn to master. A new connection in the Underworld has been revealed to me, one that I hope is friend but is just as likely foe. We are in a race against time as we try to figure out how to stop the end of the world from occurring. The battle is coming, and I can only hope we’re prepared for what happens next.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

#CoverReveal of Deadly Valor by Kaylea Cross

About the Book

Deadly Valor
(Crimson Point #5)
by Kaylea Cross 
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Kaylea Cross Inc.

Friday, March 12, 2021

#Spotlight on Summer by the River by Debbie Burns + #Giveaway


About the Book

Summer by the River
by Debbie Burns

Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 2nd 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Bestselling author Debbie Burns combines her love for rescue dogs with a compelling woman’s journey in her brand new romantic women’s fiction.

Making a fresh start in a new part of the country is challenging, but fate and good fortune lead young single mother Josie Waterhill and her six-year-old daughter to a cozy Midwestern town right on the river. There, Josie can raise Zoe away from the violence of the life she once knew, and make a new home in the historic tea house where they’ve been invited to stay.

The tea house seems too good to be true, until Josie’s elderly landlord Myra welcomes more guests—journalist Carter O’Brien and his giant rescue dog, Buttercup. Carter is charming, compassionate…and way too curious. Carter’s interest in Josie deepens and he inadvertently stirs up trouble when he uncovers things that Josie would rather not have known. Ready or not, Josie has to let go of her painful past so she can create a glorious future. 

Monday, March 8, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Wishing for a Cowboy by Victoria James

About the Book

Wishing for a Cowboy
(Wishing River #3)
by Victoria James

Paperback, 364 pages
Published March 9th 2021 by Entangled: Amara
Janie Adams has been a single parent to her nephew since he was a baby. Fifteen years later, she’s finally found out who his father might be, so the two of them travel across the country to find him. She’d do anything for this kid. But when they arrive in the small town of Wishing River, Montana, and Janie finally meets the ruggedly handsome cowboy she’d been told had abandoned his son, his shocked response changes everything.

Aiden Rivers can’t dispute this is his kid when he sees his own features staring back at him, but he had no idea Janie’s sister was pregnant when she left him. He didn’t even know she had a sister—clearly they’d all been lied to. Now he has fifteen years of fatherhood to make up for and no idea how to be a dad. This was never in his plans.

Janie sticks around to help him ease into parenting, everything from showing him how to lure a sulky kid out of his bedroom to keeping up with the latest teen-speak. Together, they surprisingly make a good team, this city girl and country boy. But when the past catches up with them, Aiden and Janie must decide what’s best for the boy who's connecting them, not only for each other…which could mean splitting them apart.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

#Spotlight on Yes & I Love You by Roni Loren + #Giveaway

About the Book

Yes & I Love You
(Say Everything #1)
by Roni Loren

Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 2nd 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Everyone knows Miz Poppy, the vibrant reviewer whose commentary brightens the New Orleans nightlife. But no one knows Hollyn, the real face behind the media star...or the fear that keeps her isolated. When her boss tells her she needs to add video to her blog or lose her job, she's forced to rely on an unexpected source to help her face her fears.

When aspiring actor Jasper Deares finds out the shy woman who orders coffee every day is actually Miz Poppy, he realizes he has a golden opportunity to get the media attention his acting career needs. All he has to do is help Hollyn come out of her shell…and through their growing connection, finally find her voice.

A beautifully emotional new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren.