Wednesday, February 24, 2021

#CoverReveal of Starter Wife by Bethany Lopez




About the Book


Starter Wife
(The Jilted Wives Club #1)
by Bethany Lopez 
Paperback
Expected publication: April 26th 2021
ISBN139781954655034

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

#Spotlight on Raise the Heat by Cassia Leo




About the Book


Raise the Heat
(Beastly Bosses #2)
by Cassia Leo
 
Published February 23rd 2021 by Gloss Publishing LLC
Breaking up with most demanding chef in Manhattan was the end of my career. But after six months of unemployment, a job working for my ex’s twin brother—also a chef—is my only option. Is it just me or is it getting hot in this kitchen?

All it takes is one teeny-tiny, totally catastrophic breakup, and I’m blacklisted from the highly competitive Manhattan restaurant scene.
 
It’s bad enough I was forced to give up my hard-earned sous chef position and start at the bottom by taking a job as a hostess. But just when I think my life couldn’t get any worse, I find out my new boss is my ex-boyfriend’s twin brother. 

My new boss, Ethan Thorne, is just as insufferable and gorgeous as my ex. And when his strong hands are trussing a chicken, I can’t help wishing I was the one being tied up.

There’s just one very big problem. 

I promised my father — who’s funding Ethan’s new restaurant — I wouldn’t jeopardize the project by getting involved with my new boss. 

If anyone finds out I’ve been taste-testing dessert sauces off Ethan’s…utensil, I’m totally forked. 

Monday, February 22, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Savaged Illusions, The Complete Series by Jennifer Lyon + #Giveaway




About the Book

Savaged Illusions, The Complete Series
by Jennifer Lyon 
ebook
Published February 22nd 2021 by Jennifer Lyon Books
ISBN139780998459585
Savagely sexy rock star romance trilogy all together in one set!

Book one, SAVAGED DREAMS

Ambitious and sexy lead singer Justice Cade has one goal—to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to international rock star fame. But when the fiery college-intern Liza Glasner captures his heart, he soon learns she has a dark secret that compels her to avoid the limelight. The revelation of Liza’s true identity forces Justice to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice could be deadly.

Book two, SAVAGED VOWS

Dating a rock star nearly got Liza killed. Now that the world knows her true identity, danger stalks her relentlessly. But she loves Justice too much to leave him. A surprise pregnancy leads to a secret marriage and festering doubts. Justice struggles to balance the wife he loves, impending fatherhood, and the battle to take his band to stardom. As he reaches the very pinnacle of success, secrets and betrayals explode in a heartbreaking twist that threatens to rip Justice and Liza apart forever.

Book three, SAVAGED DEVOTION

Losing Liza taught Justice that love is more important than fame. He risks everything to win her back, and he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe. Justice’s fierce devotion helps Liza recover from a devastating loss and grow strong enough to stop hiding in the shadows. Together, Justice and Liza burst onto the world stage to face down the man who tormented her for a decade. Will their love triumph or will Liza’s old enemy tear them apart in the most permanent way possible—death?
AMAZON | B&N 


Friday, February 19, 2021

#Spotlight on Hot for Love by Melissa Foster + #Giveaway




About the Book


Hot for Love
(The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #7)
by Melissa Foster 

Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 17th 2021 by World Literary Press
ISBN1948868547
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 families. All Love in Bloom books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the larger series.

In HOT FOR LOVE...

Trixie Jericho is on a mission to start her own miniature horse business. She’s sick of being told her idea is cute and wants nothing more than to be taken seriously. When rancher and sought-after freestyle horse trainer Nick Braden offers an opportunity she can’t refuse, Trixie jumps on it. The problem is, she also wants to jump on him, but the bullheaded, big-muscled, motorcycle-riding cowboy doesn't mix business with pleasure. Little does he know, Trixie has never backed down from a challenge, especially one she wants more than her next breath. Saddle up, big boy, because this boot-stompin’, risk-taking, Daisy Duke-wearing cowgirl isn’t afraid to play dirty.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

#CoverReveal of Whitehall Baby by Laura Barnard




About the Book


Whitehall Baby
by Laura Barnard 

231 pages
Expected publication: March 2nd 2021
One night changes everything...

She’s an aspiring fashionista with her eyes on her career.

He’s a government official who’s married to his country.

From the moment Charlotte Bellswain and Arthur Ellison meet, their chemistry is off the charts.

Everything about them is wrong, but neither of them can resist one stolen night together.

Even if the consequences are life changing.

He warns her he’ll let her down. More than once. And that the eyes of the country are on them both.

That doesn’t stop her hoping that he might just change his ways and grow a heart.

Can a creative soul and an analytical mind put aside their differences and navigate this pregnancy together? They need to make their minds up as time is running out… 

Friday, February 12, 2021

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of The Segonian by Dianne Duvall




Title: The Segonian
Series: ALDEBARIAN ALLIANCE series
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: Kindle Edition, 506 pages
Published: January 19th 2021
ISBN:  ASIN: B08MQNZD8G
LinksGoodreadsAmazonB&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Amazon
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the second stand-alone novel in a thrilling new sci-fi romance series full of action, humor, and happily-ever-afters.

Eliana's life has never been what one might term ordinary. At least, it hasn't been for a very long time. As a powerful Immortal Guardian, she spends her nights hunting and slaying psychotic vampires that most of humanity doesn't even realize exist. Then an opportunity arises that instantly makes her extraordinary existence seem downright boring. The leader of the Immortal Guardians asks her to guard a group of mortals who are embarking upon a voyage across the galaxy to the planet Lasara. How could she possibly say no?

In no time at all, Eliana is hurtling through space on board a Lasaran battleship and getting to know not one but two alien races. It's the most exciting adventure of her long life... until the ship is unexpectedly attacked. Amid the chaos and destruction that follow, she valiantly helps everyone she can before an explosion renders her unconscious. When Eliana awakens, she finds herself alone, floating in space, clad only in a spacesuit, with no ship in sight. Alone--that is--except for the warm, deep voice that carries over the comm in her helmet.

Commander Dagon and the crew of the Segonian battleship Ranasura respond to a distress call from their Lasaran allies and join a massive Alliance-wide search-and-rescue mission. He quickly achieves communication with a lone Earthling female and races toward her. Every time they speak, his fascination with her grows and he becomes more desperate to reach her before her oxygen supply runs out. Her strength, bravery, and humor entice him, even more so when she defies all odds and they meet in person.

As he and Eliana embark upon a quest to find her missing friends, a bond swiftly grows between them that deepens with every laugh and smile and tender touch they share. But they are not the only ones searching for Earthling survivors. When Eliana herself becomes the hunted and their enemies begin to close in, can the two of them fight their way to victory, or will their enemies take everything?



Linda's Thoughts:


I am not exaggerating when I tell you that The Segonian by Dianne Duvall was my most anticipated book for the last nine months. After inhaling The Segonian’s sneak preview which was included at the end of the previous book, The Lasaran, - because I didn’t want that story to end - I have not been able to forget about Eliana and her terrifying predicament. Realistically, I knew Eliana had to survive or there wouldn’t be much of a romantic story for Dianne to tell in The Segonian.  Thankfully, reality held true and The Segonian did not disappoint. The story picks up right where The Lasaran left us.  

Thursday, February 11, 2021

🍷🍷🍷.9 #Review of A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday




Title: A Princess for Christmas
Author: Jenny Holiday
Format: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published: October 13th 2020 by Avon
ISBN: ASIN B083SNJ1RX
LinksGoodreadsAmazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Net Galley
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 Wine Glasses
🍷🍷🍷.9
From USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday comes a modern fairy tale just in time for Christmas about a tough New Yorker from the other side of the tracks who falls for a princess from the other side of the world.

Leo Ricci's already handling all he can, between taking care of his little sister Gabby, driving a cab, and being the super of his apartment building in the Bronx. But when Gabby spots a "princess" in a gown outside of the UN trying to hail a cab, she begs her brother to stop and help. Before he knows it, he's got a real-life damsel in distress in the backseat of his car. 

Princess Marie of Eldovia shouldn't be hailing a cab, or even be out and about. But after her mother’s death, her father has plunged into a devastating depression and the fate of her small Alpine country has fallen on Marie’s shoulders. She’s taken aback by the gruff but devastatingly handsome driver who shows her more kindness than she’s seen in a long time. 

When Marie asks Leo to be her driver for the rest of her trip, he agrees, thinking he’ll squire a rich miss around for a while and make more money than he has in months. He doesn’t expect to like and start longing for the unpredictable Marie. And when he and Gabby end up in Eldovia for Christmas, he discovers the princess who is all wrong for him is also the woman who is his perfect match. 


Linda's Thoughts


Since I’ve enjoyed Jenny Holiday’s stories previously, I was excited to pick up her newest release, A Princess for Christmas. I enjoy Christmas reads year-round and can be reliably counted on to swoon during fairy tales which feature a handsome prince or lovely princess falling in love with a commoner. I’m happy to report that I found A Princess for Christmas to be a heartwarming tale with delightful characters. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett




About the Book


The Revelation of Light and Dark
(Chronicles of the Stone Veil #1)
by Sawyer Bennett 

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 252 pages
Published February 9th 2021 by Big Dog Books, LLC
ASINB08GZKJHP9
I always knew I was different.

From a young age, my mind has been plagued with things only I could see. Some hauntingly beautiful, others completely terrifying. Never knowing if these visions were real or just hallucinations, I learned how to lock them down and ignore them. I learned to take solace in the relative anonymity of city life and find peace in the rainy days my city of Seattle is known for.

But just when I think my life is getting on track and my dreams are achievable, a moment of weakness causes me to learn a hard and fast lesson.

My entire existence has been a lie.

Now I’m faced with a new reality that’s as implausible as it is fantastical. Filled with realms and veils, light and dark, fae and daemons, gods and angels—things I don’t understand but am forced to acknowledge. It doesn’t help that the man teaching me about my unique gifts is the gorgeously handsome Carrick Byrne, one of Seattle’s richest and most powerful men. He intimidates, annoys, and intrigues me all at the same time. I don’t trust him and yet there’s no one else to help me.

No longer certain who to put my faith in, what to believe, or how I fit into it all, one revelation is clear…

The world as I know it will never be the same again.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

#Spotlight on Deathmarch by Dana Marton




Author's note

 
Welcome back to Broslin Creek! If you've read  the previous books in this small-town mystery/suspense series, you'll love Harper Finnegan's story. Once a town bad-boy, now a detective, the last thing he expects when her first love returns to town is having to arrest her for murder. He could never forget Allie, or that she skipped out on him without a word years ago. Sparks fly when these two meet again face to face.
 
My favorite part of writing is the research. For this book, I got to go off into the world of historical reenactors (Allie does Calamity Jane shows and Annie Oakley performances.) And then there was prepping. The unfortunate murder victim in the story is the town recluse, and expert level prepper, who is convinced that the apocalypse is just around the corner. In preparation, he hoards supplies, but when someone else wants his prepper stash, things end badly for him.
When I started writing this story, nobody expected Covid yet. I never  thought I'd become an amateur prepper myself, filling the unreachable top shelf of the pantry with "just in case" supplies. Now I can relate to the town recluse! Especially since we rarely go out these days.
 
If you aren't familiar with my Broslin Creek books yet, this is the perfect time to start to binge read. The books are standalone, so it doesn't really matter where you start. Enjoy!
 
Dana

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from The Cowgirl's Surprise Match by Nina Crespo + #Giveaway



About the Book


The Cowgirl's Surprise Match
(Tillbridge Stables #3)
by Nina Crespo 

Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 26th 2021 by Harlequin Special Edition
ISBN1335404678
A sweet charade takes an unexpected turn!

Dearly beloved, we are (not) gathered together... Maid of honor Zurie Tillbridge has been working secretly with best man Mace Calderone to plan her cousin Tristan's wedding to a well-known actress. To keep their wedding plans from leaking to the press, Zurie and Mace must pretend they are the ones getting married. Cake tasting and flower arranging seem like harmless fun...until wary workaholic Zurie realizes she's feeling something real for her fake fiancΓ© …



Monday, February 1, 2021

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




A Note from Laura 


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