Thursday, April 29, 2021

#Spotlight on The Nightborn by Isabel Cooper + #Giveaway

About the Book

The Nightborn
Stormbringer #2
by Isabel Cooper
Format: 352 pages, Kindle Edition
Published: April 27, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Sentinels spend their lives fighting the monsters that prey upon humanity.

As the Traitor God’s army grows and war looms ever-closer, Sentinel Branwyn arrives in the gleaming city-state of Heliodar to ask its High Council for aid. Its youngest member, Zelen Varengir, is sympathetic to her cause, but his hands are tied by his powerful family—and when they demand he spy upon the beautiful warrior, there is little he can do but obey.

But something stronger than blood draws Zelen and Branwyn together, and when Branwyn is framed for the murder of the High Lord himself, the unlikely duo must learn to trust each other if they want to discover the deep secrets hidden in the heart of the city, uncover the real enemies moving against them, and embrace the attraction neither can deny...all while facing down the return of the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Starter Wife by Bethany Lopez

About the Book

Starter Wife
The Jilted Wives Club #1
by Bethany Lopez

Format: Paperback
Published: April 26, 2021
ISBN: 9781954655034
USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez brings you an all-new trilogy about getting a second chance at love. Follow Whitney, Summer, and Margo as they experience the good, bad, and ugly of dating again in your thirties and forties. Join them in The Jilted Wives Club.

When life gives you lemons, make a Lemontini...

Divorced and jobless at forty-something, Whitney never thought she’d be starting over. But here she is. Single and (not so) ready to mingle - with anyone except him.

Luca leads a charmed life. He's got the perfect job, the support of a big Italian family, and a bevy of women eager to grant his mother’s wish for grandchildren… except the woman he really wants.
Now that Whitney’s Starter Wife days are over, Luca is determined to convince her to give him a shot.

Too bad the only shot Whitney’s sure of right now is the Lemontini.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

#Interview with Kristy Woodson Harvey of Under the Southern Sky

Any fans of This Is Us out there? If so, our guest today is going to be a huge hit! For those non-watchers, don’t worry, you’ll be hooked by the beautiful, heartbreaking writing! Join me in welcoming Kristy Woodson Harvey!

It's spring, which makes me think of baby chicks and bunnies and fresh green grass—in short, babies! But it’s a difficult truth that babies don’t always come as easily as spring. And IVF is what starts the whole story in UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, your newest release. You have a journalist, Amelia, doing a story on abandoned embryos and finds one of her childhood friends and late wife (who only recently passed away) on the list. Talk about a double whammy for Parker, he struggles with the loss of his wife and then has to determine what to do with her embryos. What’s the most important message you wanted readers to get from Parker’s life and struggles? 

First, I love this so much. So well said. For me, this book is about family—the one we create and the one we’re born into—and how incredibly important it is to define what that looks like for you. Both Parker and Amelia come into this story with really finite ideas about what family looks like, and it changes for both of them. That’s a message too, I think: We’re allowed to change our minds! 

Happy #BookBirthday to The Mars Strain by A.C. Anderson (#Audiobook)

About the Book

Title: The Mars Strain 
Listening Length: 10 hours and 28 minutes
Author: A.C. Anderson (Alexia Chantel)
Narrator: Morgan Hallett Release Date: April 27, 2021
Publisher: Recorded Books Inc.
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Language: English
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.

Monday, April 26, 2021

#Spotlight on A Wolf in Duke's Clothing by Susanna Allen + #Giveaway

About the Book

A Wolf in Duke's Clothing
Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde #1
by Susanna Allen
Format: 352 pages, Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 27, 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781728230368
A delicious mix of Regency romance and shapeshifting adventure from author Susan Conley...

Alfred Blakesley, Duke of Lowell, has long been an enigma. No one dares to give a man of his stature the cut direct, but there's simply something not quite right about him. What would the society mamas say if they learned that the something they sensed was the fact that Alfred is a wolf shifter...? He's been looking for his mate for a long time, but not just any young lady will do for him, or for his pack.

Felicity Templeton has one goal: to remain unmarried. If she can manage that until her twenty-fifth birthday, she stands to inherit a large fortune. But when she meets Alfred, the dashing duke is determined to have her for his very own...and a wolf who's a duke can be very persuasive...

Thursday, April 22, 2021

#Interview with Eloisa James of Wilde Child

We’re crazy excited about today’s guest. It’s not every day we get to chat with one of the staples in historical romance and yes, dear reader, you’re right—that means we’re talking to the one and only Eloisa James!! 

WILDE CHILD isn’t the first book in this series to have a woman wearing breeches. Betsy is sporting a pair on the cover of SAY NO TO THE DUKE. But this time it’s her sister, Joan, who is conniving her way into a pair. And for those of us following the series, we’ve been waiting for the blonde-headed Wilde child to have her story because the Wildes all have dark hair…except for Joan who appeared after her mother ran off with a Prussian. How does her questionable parentage affect Joan?

Being known to be the daughter of the handsome (yellow-haired) Prussian who stole away a duchess has an effect on a child, of course. Many people might grow up feeling shamed, but Joan is confident in being loved, and comfortable in her skin. I would say that it made her feel free: for example, since Thaddeus could never marry  her, she can be herself around him. Since young women are all nervous around a future duke, he finds that part of her personality  enthralling.

We’re loving how Joan throws propriety to the wind and goes after what she wants, which is to perform on stage before a real audience. And we absolutely love that Joan will be performing Hamlet while her real life is a reflection of Hamlet. Which theme in Hamlet is your favorite?

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?