Thursday, October 28, 2021

#Spotlight on Ruined by Rebecca Wilder

About the Book

(Destiny Falls, #2)
by Rebecca Wilder

Kindle Edition
Published September 24th 2021
This story starts with a car crash.

Lyla Winters life is at a crossroads. She's bounced around from job to job since she was sixteen, but now that she's twenty-five, her lack of a career is a little less cute. Too bad for her, she has no idea what she wants to do with the rest of her life.

She’s got an idea though. She’ll take a year off to travel and find herself. That plan goes off the road though when she gets to Destiny Falls, Michigan and promptly runs into some fancy SUV.

Out climbs Hudson Hayes. Restauranteur, James Beard Winner, and the man who always has a plan.

Also, maybe, the man of her dreams.

She has to pay for the damage to both of their cars and just like that, there goes her savings for the year. Now she’s stuck in Destiny Falls, working at the Mystery Cabin and living in the apartment above Hudson’s restaurant.

Her year off to figure things out is still in play though. She just needs to save up her money and keep her eye on the prize. It’s just that the prize looks more and more like Hudson every day.

When Lyla finally has enough saved to leave Destiny Falls, will she be able to say goodbye to the friends and life that she’s made here in this small town? Or will she have finally found the one place that she belongs? 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Silent Protector by Katie Reus

About the Book

Silent Protector
(Verona Bay #3)
by Katie Reus

Kindle Edition
Published October 26th 2021 by KR Press, LLC
Some secrets keep you safe…

Adeline Rodriguez left her violent past behind, buried her secrets and started over in Verona Bay. Now a successful co-owner in a local pet grooming business, she’s made a life for herself in this idyllic community, and has real friends. Thanks to her past, the only thing she hasn’t mastered yet is a real relationship. And when circumstances lead her to finally let her guard down with sexy Mac Collins, he completely ghosts her. Her first instinct is to close herself off again, but she decides to confront him instead—and that fateful decision puts her directly in the crosshairs of a killer.

Others can destroy you…

Mac has wanted Adeline since the moment they met, but she made it clear that she didn’t want a relationship. So he kept his distance. When they’re trapped together in a remote cabin, things change between them. But Mac’s past has come back to haunt him, so he pushes her away to protect her. Unfortunately, it’s already too late. Adeline is now a target too. To save her, Mac has no choice except to end the threat. Only then can he try to win over the woman he can’t live without. But winning over the feisty Adeline might prove to be harder than stopping a killer.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

#Spotlight on The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy by Robin Bielman

About the Book

The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy
by Robin Bielman

Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 26th 2021 by Entangled: Amara
Kennedy Martin is shocked when her ex calls days before his wedding, expressing serious second thoughts. Doesn’t he see his fiancรฉe's actually the glaze to his doughnut? Now she’s got no choice but to crash his wedding and convince the man he’s with the right woman.

Instead, she crashes into the absolute last man she ever wanted to see: Maverick Owens, her old college nemesis. Maverick is still as awful, infuriating, and just The Worst as ever—even if he looks way too sexy in his cowboy hat. And of course he’s convinced she’s actually at the seaside ranch to ruin the wedding.

Now the only way to get some face time with the groom and save this marriage is to participate in all sorts of pre-wedding events…with Maverick. Stuck on a canoe, making small-talk at cocktail hour, and even a hoedown with her worst enemy? This just might be the longest week of her life…

Monday, October 25, 2021

#Spotlight on Nobody Does it Better by Samantha Chase

About the Book

Nobody Does it Better
(Magnolia Sound #9)
by Samantha Chase

Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published October 19th 2021
A billionaire hell bent on transforming a sleepy coastal town.
The hometown girl determined to do whatever it takes to stop him.

Peyton Bishop has big plans and big dreams when it comes to leaving her mark on Magnolia Sound. Her great-grandfather founded the coastal town and every generation before her has left their stamp. Now it’s her turn. But just as she takes the leap and makes plans to build her own restaurant, a sexy business mogul buys her dream property right from under her.

Ryder Ashford knows a good thing when he sees it, and he knows he’s found a gem with Magnolia Sound. He just needs to get the small town up to his standards first. He’s received nothing but praise from the locals so far, but that’s about to change because the bratty and beautiful cafรฉ owner whose property he just snatched isn’t shy about calling him out on his plans. He should be annoyed she’s getting in his way, but he enjoys their verbal sparring too much.

Ryder’s a man who goes after what he wants, and what he wants is the best.

He never thought that would turn out to be the one woman standing between him and his dreams. 

Friday, October 22, 2021

๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท #Review of Neon Gods by Katee Robert

Title: Neon Gods
Series: Dark Olympus #1
Author: Katee Robert 
Format: Kindle, 380 pages
Published: June 1st 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 13: 1728231736
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Reviewer: Crystal
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
He was supposed to be a myth. But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell... he was, quite simply, mine.

Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that’s ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city’s dark facade.

With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed a myth... a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.

Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he’s spent years craving, it’s all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he’ll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close…

Crystal's Thoughts

Neon Gods is a modern-day retelling of the well-known Greek mythology tale of Hades and Persephone. Sexy, edgy, and wicked this new twist on Olympus captivated. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Immortal Guardians’ Favorite Halloween Candy by Dianne Duvall of An Immortal Guardians Companion + #Giveaway

The Immortal Guardians’ Favorite Halloween Candy

Hello! Thank you for joining us. I’ve very excited to be here today, celebrating the release of AN IMMORTAL GUARDIANS COMPANION, a one-stop shop for fun Immortal Guardians extras. With over a dozen deleted scenes that feature favorite characters, bonus scenes, short stories, and laugh-inspiring character interviews, I think Immortal Guardians fans are going to enjoy it.

After Sheldon (one of the mortals in the series and a source of humor) interviewed me for the companion, I tasked him with discovering Immortal Guardians’ favorite Halloween candy. Here’s what he came up with:

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Happy #BookBirthday to An Immortal Guardians Companion by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway

We have exciting release news to share with you!
An Immortal Guardians Companion, a fun new release in Dianne Duvall‘s best-selling Immortal Guardians series is LIVE !!! Grab your copy of An Immortal Guardians Companion in eBook or paperback format at any one of your favorite online book retailers today! Happy reading!


An Immortal Guardians Companion
By Dianne Duvall

Release date: October 12, 2021
Hello, all!

Your favorite character, Sheldon, here. If you’re an Immortal Guardians fan, I think you’re really going to enjoy this companion. Dianne has packed it with ninety pages of deleted scenes that feature many of the characters you’ve come to know and love plus a bonus scene from Cliff’s Descent that you won’t want to miss.

You’ll also find every character interview Dianne has ever written inside these pages. (Those of you who’ve encountered a few in the past know the ones I conduct are the best.) If you’ve never read one or you missed a few, then pick up a copy, sit back, and laugh while I interview Immortal Guardians and the loves of their lives for the network. Even Chris Reordon and Todd down at network headquarters get in on the action.

I also interview Dianne and ply her with questions I thought you’d like to ask her. Throw in a couple of short stories, what inspired the Immortal Guardians series, and a brief Who Does What Now? list, and you’re bound to enjoy it.

See you on the inside!

Your friend,
Immortal Guardian Richart’s immensely competent Second
And the most beloved character in the Immortal Guardians series (at least in his mind)




Monday, October 11, 2021

#Giveaway of Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology by Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor, and Erica Ridley

About the Book

Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology 
by Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor, and Erica Ridley 
ebook, 400 pages
Published September 28th 2021 by Avon
From four beloved writers—Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor, and Erica Ridley—comes a hilarious tale of a Christmas house party that serves up love and scandal in equal measure!

The Duke of Greystoke’s Christmas Revelry is famous throughout the British Isles for its plays, dancing, magical grotto… not to mention scandals leading to the marriage licenses he hands out like confetti.

But not everyone welcomes a visit from Cupid.

Lady Cressida, the duke’s daughter, is too busy managing the entertainments—and besides, her own father has called her dowdy. Her cousin, Lady Isabelle Wilkshire, is directing Cinderella and has no interest in marriage. Lady Caroline Whitmore is already (unhappily) married; the fact that she and her estranged husband have to pretend to be together just makes her dread the party all the more.  But not as much as Miss Louisa Harcourt, whose mother bluntly tells her that this is her last chance to escape the horrors of being an old maid.

A house party so large, that mothers lose track of their charges, leads to a delightful, seductive quartet of stories that you will savor for the Season!