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. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Read an #Except from A Discovery of Secrets and Fate by Sawyer Bennett


About the Book

A Discovery of Secrets and Fate
(Chronicles of the Stone Veil #2)
by Sawyer Bennett

Paperback, 1st edition
Published March 2nd 2021 by Big Dog Books, LLC
Life as I knew it ended the day I accepted my fate.
In its place is an existence even the wildest imagination could never fathom. Strange creatures walk among us, plotting our demise, and I’ve come to find that the fate of our world rests squarely on my shoulders. We’re all in danger and I’m trying to figure out how to make it through each day.

The key to my survival is a man I can’t figure out. As dangerous as the darkest fae, I have no choice but to work with him to stop the prophecy that’s foretold to be the ruination of mankind.

Carrick Byrne continues to be my only source of information, but he doles it out as he sees fit. He intrigues and scares me in equal measure, yet I can’t help but be attracted to him. And the more I discover about him, the more it becomes clear he feels the same.

As we travel to Faere in search of answers, we find that every piece of information leads to more questions, that every question leads to a new piece of the puzzle, and that, most importantly, no one can be trusted.

The more secrets we uncover, one thing is certain— if we have any chance of saving the world, we have to do it together.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Happy #BookBirthday to 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… 

Monday, March 1, 2021

🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Deathmarch by Dana Marton

Title: Deathmarch
Series: Broslin Creek #7
Author: Dana Marton
Format: Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published: February 2nd 2021 by Dana Marton
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Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 Wine Glasses
On the verge of losing her business, Allie Bianchi, a historical reenactor, must return to her hometown that never accepted her family. The sooner she leaves again, the better. But when the town recluse is murdered on the night of her arrival, his prepper hoard stolen, she becomes Detective Harper Finnegan’s number one suspect. In what universe is her bad-boy ex-boyfriend now a cop, arresting her for murder?

Welcome back to Broslin Creek! Can't wait to catch up with you. How about a cup of coffee at Finnegan's? You won't believe what's happening. Allie Bianchi, the town bum's daughter, just blew back into town. UP. TO. NO. GOOD. No doubt. Well, Harper Finnegan is a police detective now. She's not going to get her hooks into him so easily this time. Not when there's murder afoot! You just watch and see.

Linda's Thoughts:

As an avid fan of Dana Marton’s Broslin Creek series, I was happy dancing about returning to the small town of Broslin, Pennsylvania, with Deathmarch and was not disappointed! False assumptions take center stage in this whodunit that is both romantic and suspenseful. Please know that even though Deathmarch is the seventh entry in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Calamity Jane/Annie Oakley impersonator Allie Bianchi plays the role of our heroine and Detective Harper Finnegan fills the shoes of our hero.