Monday, April 24, 2017

April Harlequin Special Edition Showcase

Today is my April showcase of Harlequin's Special Edition series novels. I hope you enjoy these six titles available everywhere now!


He's a "gift"—a referral from the Matchmaking Mamas—sent by Tiffany Lee's mother to do her bathroom remodel. But the real surprise is that Tiffany already knows Eddie Montoya. When they were little, he was her playground protector. When they were in college, Eddie was her campus competition. And now she's a teacher and he's her handyman?
Well, just on weekends. On Monday morning, Eddie shows up at Tiffany's school—as the new third-grade teacher. When a fund-raising contest between classes is announced, the old rivalry heats up. And it's game on! Except as the playful competition intensifies, so do their feelings for each other. And Eddie begins to wonder if they might work better…as a team.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews – No Ordinary Killing by Jeff Dawson

Please welcome Sophia Rose back to review a debut chilling thriller, No Ordinary Killing
Take it away Sophia Rose
No Ordinary Killing by Jeff Dawson
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Endeavor Press
Published: 3.19.17
Pages:  485
Rating: 5
Format: e-copy
Source:  Endeavor Press
Sellers:  Amazon

GoodReads Blurb:
December 1899, South Africa. 

Global superpower Great Britain is mired in an unexpectedly brutal conflict with the upstart Boers.

Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps pieces together casualties from the battle for Kimberley.

On leave in Cape Town, the slaughter proves inescapable for Finch.

Awoken at his lodgings by local police, he is informed that a British officer has been murdered in a city backstreet. An RAMC signature is required to expedite a post mortem.

Shocked by the identity of the victim, the bizarre nature of the crime and what appears a too-convenient resolution, Finch seeks answers before returning to the Front.

Though the sleuth soon turns fugitive, thrust into a perilous scramble through a maze of intrigue and espionage — with feisty Australian nurse, Annie Jones, as his accidental accomplice.

Way to the north, Mbutu Kefaleze, a diamond mine runner, leads a band of tribal refugees on a trek across the vast Karoo.

Their discovery of a white woman and her daughter wandering in the desert fuels their fear — that a lethal supernatural force has been unleashed upon the wilderness.

All have stumbled upon a deadly secret, the revelation of which would shake the Empire to its core…

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Showcase Royally Roma by Terri Wilson

I love retellings and I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the Audrey Hepburn film, Roman Holiday. Well with Terri Wilson's latest Pocket Star release you get both and it's only $1.99 at any of your favorite e-retailers.
Check out the Library Journal Starred review and other praise below!
Enjoy the Showcase and!
Teri Wilson
Pocket Star EBooks
March 27, 2017
Contemporary Romance
Book 1 in The Royals series

Buy links: Amazon/Nook/Kobo

In this enchanting retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.
Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.
Intrigued by the idea of spending time with someone who obviously has no idea who he is, and delighted at the prospect of a day free of royal obligations, Niccolo La Torre, Crown Prince of Lazaretto, acts on impulse and assumes the role of Julia’s client. He swears to himself that he’ll return to his royal duties after only half a day…but he’s having the time of his life.
Until Julia presents him with the bill. Since he snuck out of the hotel without so much as a dime, he tries to escape, only to discover that she won’t let him out of her sight until he can pay her back. She’s determined to get her money…and perhaps more from the handsome stranger she’s fallen for.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson

I'm so excited to showcase yet another new to me author and her new release, And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson. Sadeqa's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a #Giveaway details below.
ISBN-13: 9781250074164
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 04-11-2017
Length: 304pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

Bea and Awilda have been best friends from the moment Awilda threw her fourteen year-old self across Bea’s twin-sized bed as if they had known each other forever. Bubbly, adventurous Awilda taught sheltered, shy Bea how to dress, wear her hair and what to do with boys. She even introduced Bea to her husband, Lonnie, in college, who pledged to take good care of her for the rest of their lives. But philanderer Lonnie breaks that promise over and over again, leaving Bea to wrestle with her self-esteem and long time secret addiction.
Recently Lonnie has plopped the family in a New Jersey upper class suburb, which lacks the diversity that Bea craves but has the school district and zip code envy that Lonnie wants. The demands of carrying a third child and fitting into this new environment while pretending that her husband is not cheating on her again, is more than she can handle. And just when she thinks things can’t get any worst, the ultimate deception snaps the little thread that was holding her life together and all comes tumbling down.
Sadeqa Johnson's And Then There Was Me is the story of love and friendship, heartache and betrayal. It’s the journey of a woman stripped down to her lowest point and needing to find the will to press on.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I love you Today Blog Tour - Interview with Marcia Gloster - Providence Book Promotions

Welcome to my stop on the I love you Today blog tour sponsored by Providence book promotions

I Love You Today

by Marcia Gloster

on Tour April 17 - June 17, 2017

Book Details
Genre: Women's Fiction
Published by: The Story Plant
Publication Date: April 18th 2017
Number of Pages: 402
Purchase Links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Goodreads


Maddie Samuels is a woman of – and ahead of – her time. She knows she doesn't belong in the kitchen, and she refuses to become trapped in a secretarial pool. In mid-sixties New York City, she's not only determined to succeed in a man's world, but to prove her work is as good – or better – than any man's.
With “free love” redefining relationships with head-spinning rapidity, Maddie learns how to push the accepted boundaries of established old-boy networks while refusing to accept the all-too-pervasive harassment by men in power. And yet as a woman in love, she discovers that beliefs and actions are often very different things – especially when it comes to a man like the seductive and charismatic Rob MacLeod.
Set in the era of Mad Men, I LOVE YOU TODAY is passionate, sexy, liberating and deeply moving. With a story as relevant today as it was then, this is a novel that readers will take to their hearts and their souls.

Monday, April 17, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** The Darcy Monologues Blog Tour Interview with Sophia Rose Review Darcy Strikes Out

Welcome to my stop on The Darcy Monologues Blog Tour, I'm featuring the Austen inspired short story by Sophia Rose including an interview with Sophia Rose, some praise from another contributor and my review of Sophia Rose's, Darcy Strikes Out. Read all about the anthology then enter to win a great selection of Austen inspired prizes located in the Rafflecopter widget at the end of the post.

Book Title: The Darcy Monologues
Editor: Christina Boyd
Authors: Susan Adriani * Sara Angelini * J. Marie Croft * Karen M Cox * Jan Hahn * Jenetta James * Lory Lilian * KaraLynne Mackrory * Beau North * Ruth Phillips Oakland * Natalie Richards * Sophia Rose * Joana Starnes * Melanie Stanford * Caitlin Williams
Tour Dates: April 3 – July 3, 2017
Genre: Anthologies & Literature Classics, Romance Classics, Historical Classics,
Pre-Order Link: AmazonUS

“You must allow me to tell you...”
For over two hundred years, Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy has captivated readers’ imaginations as the ultimate catch. Rich. Powerful. Noble. Handsome. And yet, as Miss Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is established through Elizabeth Bennet’s fine eyes, how are we to know what his tortured soul is indeed thinking? How does Darcy progress from “She is tolerable: but not handsome enough to tempt me” to “I thought only of you”?
In this romance anthology, fifteen Austen-inspired authors assemble to sketch Darcy’s character through a series of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times—from faithful narratives to the fanciful. Herein “The Darcy Monologues”, the man himself reveals his intimate thoughts, his passionate dreams, and his journey to love—all told with a previously concealed wit and enduring charm.

Friday, April 14, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

There's nothing more exciting for me than to introduce my readers to a debut author. If you love mid-twentieth century historical fiction, family drama or if like me the premise just pulls you in I hope you'll put this title on your reading list.
Lynda's publisher St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a #Giveaway see below for details.

ISBN-13: 9781250118165
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 03/21/2017
Length: 320pp
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Brooklyn, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born, minutes apart. The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, quiet Rose, who wants nothing more than to please her difficult husband; and warm, generous Helen, the exhausted mother of four rambunctious boys who seem to need her less and less each day. Raising their families side by side, supporting one another, Rose and Helen share an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic winter night.
When the storm passes, life seems to return to normal; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and the once deep friendship between the two women begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost, but not quite, wins. Moving and evocative, Lynda Cohen Loigman's debut novel The Two-Family House is a heart-wrenching, gripping multigenerational story, woven around the deepest of secrets.

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