Thursday, July 29, 2021

#Spotlight on You Spin Me by Karen Grey #Audiobook + #Giveaway

About the Book

You Spin Me
(Boston Classics #3)
by Karen Grey

Published by Home Cooked Books (first published April 29th 2021)
Some scars go further than skin deep…

1988 doesn’t end well for Jessica Abraham. In just one week she turns thirty, loses her day job, and loses the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Rallying, she goes after a part at a theater outside of the city, but the director’s plan to hide her beauty behind hair, makeup and wardrobe from Cosmo’s “Don't'' column shakes her confidence to the core.

For the first time in her acting career, she won’t be able to rely on her carefully managed physical charms. Only her craft will count.

On a snowy night early in January 1989, a woman calls into DJ Callihan Alonso’s alt-rock radio show at the end of her commute. He asks her to call back the next night, and the next, just so he'll know she’s home safe. There's something about her voice that has him wanting more, but the longer they talk, the closer she gets. Compromising each and every wall he's built around his heart.
If two lonely people fall in love over late-night phone calls, will meeting face-to-face make them, or break them?

In this heartfelt, slow burn retro romcom, it may be the end of a decade, but it’s the beginning of a love story.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

#Spotlight on Stolen by Her Bear by Felicity Heaton + #Giveaway

New York Times best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton is here today for the book tour for Stolen by her Bear, the first book in her brand new bear shifter romance series, Black Ridge Bears! The Black Ridge Bears series is all about the growly neighbours of the shifters in the Cougar Creek Mates series and is part of the Eternal Mates world. 

About the Book

Stolen by Her Bear
(Black Ridge Bears #1)
by Felicity Heaton

Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Published July 20th 2021
Saint is a bear shifter on the war path. He just wants to sleep the winter away, but his rowdy neighbours in the remote Rocky Mountains valley have other plans. When the cougar shifter brothers refuse to keep the noise down, he reacts on instinct, kidnapping a beautiful female who smells like sweet berries and tempts him like no other—a female who happens to be mated to one of the brothers.

Holly’s first taste of freedom isn’t going as planned. Escaping her family to join in the winter wedding celebrations at Cougar Creek with her friend Ember sounded fantastic, until a grouchy bear shifter grabs her—a gorgeous male who rouses instincts in her that are startling and powerful, igniting a fierce need to growl and stake a claim on him. A gorgeous bear who might be her fated mate.

Can Holly resist the hungers Saint awakens in her? And when Saint realises his mistake about her identity, can he convince the stunning Holly to give him a second chance? 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Happy #BookBirthday to Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale By Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway

We're excited to share with you that the next novel in Dianne Duvall’s best-selling Immortal Guardians series is AVAILABLE NOW! Grab your copy of Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale in eBook, audiobook, and paperback formats at your favorite online retailer today! 


Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale
Immortal Guardians #11

By Dianne Duvall
Release date: July 27, 2021

For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers a novel--set in the "fast-paced" (Publishers Weekly) and "totally addictive" (RT Book Reviews) world of the Immortal Guardians--that revolves around a vampire… one who has become a friend and trusted ally of the powerful warriors.

Every mortal who works at network headquarters knows that vampires reside below them. They were the first to surrender to the powerful Immortal Guardians who hunt them. And they did so, hoping they can be saved, that the doctors and scientists the Immortal Guardians employ can halt the progressive brain damage that robs all vampires of their sanity. Though curious, Emma never thought she would meet any of the vampires who remain under heavy guard several stories beneath her office. Then mercenaries strike, bombarding the building with heavy artillery. The vampires are freed to join the fray… and Cliff saves her life.

From that moment on, she can't stop thinking about him regardless of the restrictions placed on interactions with vampires. When Emma discovers a way to speak to Cliff at network headquarters, she becomes even more fascinated by him. He's smart, charming, and honorable to his core despite the darkness that lies ahead. And he seems to crave her company as much as she does his. Aware of the eyes that watch them, they keep their encounters innocent, limiting them to those of mere acquaintances. Nevertheless, their attraction grows and she soon falls in love with him even as the madness begins to claim him.

Cliff realizes his future is dark. As one vampire friend after another succumbs to insanity, hope that network doctors will be able to find a cure in time to keep him from meeting the same fate begins to dwindle, leaving him little to look forward to… until he meets Emma. Just speaking to her brings him a happiness and contentment he hasn't experienced since before his transformation. And when they finally find a way to be alone together, everything changes. Emma burrows her way right into his heart and quiets the voices. She sparks dreams of a future with her that strengthen his determination to beat back the madness. But as time passes, the voices grow louder and insanity begins to chip away at him until he fears it will eradicate every part of him she fell in love with.

Will the two of them find a way to defy the odds and find their happily-ever-after? Or will Cliff's descent consume him?




Happy #BookBirthday to Claimed by J.R. Ward

About the Book

(The Lair of the Wolven #1)
by J.R. Ward 

Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
Expected publication: July 27th 2021 by Pocket Books
A heart-pounding new series set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, with a scientist fighting to save the timber wolves—and getting caught in a deadly trap herself...

Lydia Susi is passionate about protecting wolves in their natural habitat. When a hotel chain develops a tract of land next to the preserve, Lydia is one of the most vocal opponents of the project—and becomes a target.

One night, a shadowy figure threatens Lydia’s life in the forest, and a new hire at the Wolf Study Project comes from out of nowhere to save her. Daniel Joseph is both mysterious, and someone she intrinsically wants to trust. But is he hiding something?

As the stakes get higher, and one of Lydia’s colleagues is murdered, she must decide how far she will go to protect the wolves. Then a shocking revelation about Daniel challenges Lydia’s reality in ways she could never have predicted. Some fates demand courage, others require even more, with no guarantees. Is she destined to have true love... or will a soul-shattering loss ruin her forever?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Hunt of the Dragon by Juliette Cross

Title: Hunt of the Dragon
Series: Vale of Stars #4
Author: Juliette Cross
Format: Kindle (249 pages)
Published: Juliette Cross (June 7, 2021)
LinksGoodreads Amazon B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
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.

Linda's Thoughts:

Hunt of the Dragon by Juliette Cross is the fabulous fourth and final episode in her epic Vale of Stars steamy paranormal series. In full disclosure, I’m a huge fan of Juliette’s books, including this series. Even so, I was totally captivated by this installment from the prophecy to the prologue all the way to the end. Hunt of the Dragon features Morgan Bowen Huntergild and photojournalist Krissa Nadeem as its main characters – and while their romance is awesome – this book comprises much more than the romance as the arc that has encompassed the entire series evolves towards conclusion. Please know that this tale is told from multiple viewpoints - mostly Bowen’s and Krissa’s – but Mykah, a young dragon who may be the one in the prophecy to save them all, contributes to the storyline too. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Top 5 Reasons to Love Cliff from Cliff's Descent by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway

Top 5 Reasons to Love Cliff from Cliff's Descent

Hello! Thank you for joining us. I’m very happy to be here at Reading Between the Wines Book Club, celebrating the release of CLIFF’S DESCENT, the latest book in my Immortal Guardians series. I you like strong heroes who adore strong women, action scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat, and romance that is alternately steamy and sweet and tugs at your heartstrings, then I think you’ll like Cliff and Emma’s story.

Today I thought I would help you get to know Cliff, the hero, by giving you five reasons I think you’re going to love him.


He isn’t afraid to love.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

#Interview with Author Jenny Colgan of Sunrise by the Sea

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to escape to a remote island sometimes? Dear reader, you can live that dream vicariously through the heroine in SUNRISE BY THE SEA who gets the chance to do just that! And even though we can’t join her, today we get the chance to talk to the author! Welcome Jenny Colgan! 

We’re so excited to have you here, but maybe we’re a bit more excited for your newest release to take us back to the island of Mount Polbearne and the Little Beach Street Bakery! True to life you show the previous couple, Polly and Huckle, struggling with their jobs as their young family grows. Speaking of their young family, who play an important role in Marisa’s island experience, did you have more fun writing the twin’s escapades or Neil the puffin?

I loved writing the twins. I really like writing for young children- the twins are 5, Agot in the Mure series is now about 6. I love their directness, and the tangents their little brains take. I don’t like wisecracking super clever children in books, I like real children, in all their unreasonable repetitive glory. Also my friends have boy/ girl twins and their dynamic was so fascinating when they were smaller. 

We’re not sure we could choose—puffin or twins—they’re all too much fun! But back to that important role part. When Marisa arrives on the island and goes to pick up her cottage key fro the bakery, Polly recognizes she’s having a panic attack when the shop suddenly becomes filled with people—and Neil. You wrote the panic attack, and the rest of Marisa’s mental health struggles, very well. How did you tap into that emotion to write that scene?

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

#GuestPost from Author Brittainy Cherry Writes Her Own Mixtape + #Giveaway

Author Brittainy Cherry Writes Her Own Mixtape

Hi, Everyone! I’m Brittainy Cherry, author of The Mixtape, a contemporary romance novel. I am so excited to share Oliver and Emery’s story with you all. These two characters are both struggling through life in their own ways, and it is through music and love that they find their way back to themselves and each other. 

The Mixtape could’ve never come together without my own mixtape of sorts to help guide the way to this novel. Music not only plays a huge role in the story, but also in my personal life, so of course I had to whip up my own mixtape as I wrote this story. For example, my playlist began with “Godspeed” by the extremely talented James Blake that set the mood of the story. His tones and lyrics wrapped me up into a warm hug and I allowed the song to move me as I crafted Oliver’s character. 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Happy #BookBirthday to The Spark by Vi Keeland

About the Book

The Spark
by Vi Keeland 

Kindle Edition
Published July 10th 2021
Before I even met Donovan Decker, I knew his shoe size.

You see, I’d gone away for a few days, and in my haste to get out of the airport, I’d grabbed the wrong suitcase.

After checking out the expensive footwear and tailored clothes, I dialed the number on the luggage tag hoping maybe Mister Big Spender might have my bag. A deep, velvety voice answered, and as luck would have it, he had my suitcase, too.

Donovan and I met at a coffee shop to do the exchange. Turned out, it wasn’t just his voice that was sexy. The man holding my luggage was absolutely gorgeous, and we had an immediate spark.

He got me to admit that I’d snooped in his bag and then convinced me to make it up to him by letting him buy me coffee. Coffee led to dinner, dinner led to dessert, and dessert led to spending an entire weekend together. Donovan wasn’t just handsome with a panty-dropping voice. He was also funny, smart, and surprisingly down to earth for a man who wore seven-hundred-dollar shoes.

Did I mention he also did my laundry while I slept?

Definitely too good to be true.

So what did I do to repay him for his kindness?

I waited until he was in the shower, then ghosted him.

My life was too complicated for such a great guy.

In the months that passed, I thought about Donovan often. But New York City had eight million people, so what were the chances I’d run into him? Then again, what were the chances I’d run into him a year later…when I’d just started dating his boss?