Wednesday, September 21, 2022

#Spotlight on Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory

About the Book

Drunk on Love
by Jasmine Guillory 
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 20th 2022 by Berkley Books
An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.

Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all in the too-small world of Napa, a stranger. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and Margot is delighted that she lucked into the perfect one-night stand she'll never have to see again. That is, until the winery's newest hire, Luke, walks in the next morning. Margot is determined to keep things purely professional, but when their every interaction reminds her of the attraction still bubbling between them, it proves to be much more challenging than she expects.

Luke Williams had it all, but when he quits his high-salary tech job in Silicon Valley in a blaze of burnout and moves back to Napa to help a friend, he realizes he doesn't want to tell the world--or his mom--why he's now working at a winery. His mom loves bragging about her successful son--how can he admit that the job she's so proud of broke him? Luke has no idea what is next for him, but one thing is certain: he wants more from the incredibly smart and sexy woman he hooked up with--even after he learns she's his new boss. But even if they can find a way to be together that wouldn't be an ethical nightmare, would such a successful woman really want a tech-world dropout?

Set against a lush backdrop of Napa Valley wine country, nothing goes to your head as fast as a taste of love--even if it means changing all your plans.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

#Giveaway of Christmas in Blue Dog Valley by Annie England Noblin

About the Book

Christmas in Blue Dog Valley
by Annie England Noblin 

Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 20th 2022 by Avon Books
Welcome to Blue Dog Valley. Home of the Fighting Elk. Population 3,411.

When Goldie McKenzie, DVM, vet to the L.A. pet stars, arrives from Los Angeles to Blue Dog Valley she realizes three things.

Never agree to upend your life when you're hungover. 
Pot-belly pigs are not true farm animals. 
She's going to need a warmer coat. 

At first Goldie is nothing more than a fish out of water, with few clients and few friends. But after a less than pleasant encounter with a man whose dog is suffering from a possibly fatal case of bloat, she's finally earning the trust and goodwill from her fellow Blue Dog Valley citizens. Her clientele grows to include the many farm animals in the town, including a horse named Large Marge, a cape-wearing therapy alpaca, and a yardful of sweater-wearing goats. Add in Kevin, the "worst sheepdog in Blue Dog Valley," and a Sphinx cat named Airport, and Goldie is having the best time a vet can have. . . aside from the annoying attractive town grump, Cohen, who seems intent on making sure she always feels like an outsider.

With her newfound goodwill, Goldie comes up with an idea to reinvigorate the once flourishing Blue Dog Valley: a Christmas carnival. A petting zoo, pictures with Santa, a baking contest, what more could they want? After only some brief resistance from Cohen and his father, they begin the great plan to reinvigorate Blue Dog Valley.

Will Christmas be enough to salvage this dying town--and be enough to bring Goldie closer to a certain grumpy man?

Monday, September 19, 2022

#Spotlight & #Teaser of Painting Her Fate by Layla Lochran + #Giveaway

About the Book

Painting Her Fate
by  Layla Lochran
Tell All Secrets #1

Release date: September 19, 2022
Liliana: I’m a lass from London setting my life on track. My past left me trapped inside my mind, screaming. Can you hear it? I thought I’d be this way the rest of my days, then I found my passion.
To make the world a better place.
This artist is ready for new adventures only just as things are set in play, they spiral out of control and the one person who means the most may not survive. As my world careens, strong arms envelop me the same time sweet whispers lend their comfort. Only now monsters lurk within the shadows waiting to strike. Will I come out unscathed?

Alexander: Coming home from a war I could not win left me wounded, weak, and misplaced in my small town. This Marine is a far cry from who he once was. I have accepted my fate and thought I could move on. 
If only it was that easy.
Now two years home, I know this isn’t the man I’m meant to be. War changes a person and this one is on the brink of losing it all. Until one cry for help. A fiery vixen with a mean reflex. She’s perfect, too pure for me. Lili deserves much better than this broken shell I have become. Only once I have her, I can’t let go.


 Paperback: Amazon 
Audiobook (Narrated by Joe Arden and Stella Hunter): Audible

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

#Interview with author Freya Sampson of THE LOST TICKET

Lexi: If you’re in the mood for a book that’ll give you all the feels about friendship, romance, parenthood, and sisterhood, then you’ll want to see what our guest author has to say: welcome to the blog, Freya Sampson!!

Freya: Hi Lexi, thanks for inviting me.

Lexi: Your newest release is THE LOST TICKET in which we ride along with Libby as she navigates her new home, London, from her bus seat. You currently live in London, do you frequent the bus or where did this book’s idea come from?

Freya: When I first moved to London I lived at the southern end of the 88 bus route, and now I live at the north end, so it’s a bus I’ve been riding for two decades! But I also chose it because it’s a route that goes through some of my favorite spots in the city: Hampstead Heath, Camden Town, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, the River Thames... If you ever visit London, a ride on the 88 is a great way to see the tourist sights!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

#Giveaway of The Real Mrs. Tobias by Sally Koslow

About the Book

The Real Mrs. Tobias
by Sally Koslow

Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 13th 2022 by Harper Paperbacks
A sharply funny and big-hearted multi-generational story about the deeply complicated relationships between mothers- and daughters-in-law, told through three women who marry into the same family, a treat for fans of The Nest and Fleischmann Is in Trouble.

It's 2015 in New York City, and three women all known as Mrs. Tobias--Veronika, the matriarch, her daughter-in-law Mel, and Mel's daughter-in-law Birdie--are trying to navigate personal difficulties, some of which are with one another.Veronika and Mel, despite having little in common, are both psychotherapists who are more skilled at helping other people than solving their own problems. Birdie, still dealing with the culture shock of moving to New York City and marrying into the Tobias clan, is pushed to her limit when her husband gets into trouble. No amount of badgering from his steely grandmother, smart-mouthed mother, or disillusioned wife can convince him to own up to what he's done. Overwhelmed, Birdie bolts--along with the couple's young daughter--to her Midwestern hometown, hoping that space, warmth and wisdom from her own feisty grandmother will help her find a path forward. And though Birdie begins to find comfort in unexpected places--a local bookstore and the arms of her old boyfriend--her absence stirs up long simmering troubles back home forcing the Tobiases to reconsider their relationships to each other, and ultimately, what it means to be a family.

Will the three Tobias-women-by-marriage ever find themselves--and a way back to one another? A timely look at how women hold families together.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Read an #Excerpt from Barbarian Mine by Ruby Dixon

About the Book

Barbarian Mine
(Ice Planet Barbarians #4)
by Ruby Dixon 

Paperback, New Cover Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 13th 2022 by Berkley Books (first published November 3rd 2015)
The fourth novel in the international publishing phenomenon the Ice Planet Barbarians series, now in a special print edition with bonus materials and an exclusive epilogue!

Harlow receives the shock of her life when she wakes up to see Rukh, a stranger who has clearly been on his own his whole life, but she soon learns that there is much more to this gruff, barbaric alien than the savage he appears to be.

The ice planet has given me a second lease on life, so I'm thrilled to be here. Sure, there are no cheeseburgers, but I'm healthy and ready to be a productive member of the small tribe. What I didn't anticipate? That there'd be a savage stranger waiting nearby, watching me. And when he takes me captive, the unthinkable happens...I resonate to him.

Resonance means mating, and children...but I don't know if this guy's ever been around anyone before. Rukh is utterly wild. He's completely uncivilized, can't speak more than a few words and doesn't know what clothes are. A human--a human woman--is mystifying to him. He's truly a barbarian in all ways, and like Tarzan in the stories, he's kidnapped me and claimed me for his own.

Being with him means I'm going to have to teach him to speak, how to kiss, and how to be human. Or even alien. It should be a terrifying why is it that I crave his touch and hunger for more?