Thursday, June 30, 2016

Showcase/Review Light the Lamp Audible Edition by Catherine Gayle Narrated by Angel Clark

Those who are regulars know that I've been loving this series. Stay tuned if you're a fan or just want to know more about the genesis of this series or anything about the fab Ms. Gayle because sometime soon she's going to be on the blog with an interview!
Light the Lamp:
Portland Storm, Book 3

Written by: Catherine Gayle
Narrated by: Angel Clark
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
Series: Portland Storm, Book 3
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:04-07-15
Publisher: Catherine Gayle
Whispersync for Voice-ready


USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the Portland Storm hockey romance series.
Hockey star Liam Kallen lost his scoring touch when his wife died. Still broken up over her loss, Liam's darkness overpowers him, but his new team-the Portland Storm-needs him. A chance meeting brings him face to face with Noelle Payne, the most positive and upbeat woman he's ever met, and his darkness begins to fade.
There's never been a challenge that Noelle can't conquer. Brightside optimist to a fault, Noelle refuses to succumb to the luxurious life Liam can give her, as she longs to find deeper meaning and purpose in her life. Now it's up to Liam to open up and show her that she's the light he's needed all along-giving her the greatest purpose of all. He might have saved her, but can Noelle be the light that saves him?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Showcase The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany is the author of the internationally celebrated, bestselling The Original Sinners series and I'm pleased to present my showcase of her New just out yesterday, stand alone novel, The Bourbon Thief.

Click HERE for my friend and fellow blogger, The Caffeinated Book Reviewer's review of The Bourbon Thief

ISBN-13: 9780778319429
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: 06/28/2106
Length: 384pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


Betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150–year–old mystery
When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated the Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris.
In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Showcase - The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

Those who know me know that I have vowed, because of all my blogger friends (you know who you are) loving this series that I WILL BEGIN THIS SERIES THIS YEAR. Well its almost July and I thought I'd better get my butt in gear. The first book is right now wining its way to me. Until I'm up to speed I'm offering a showcase and including links to some of those friends reviews.

ISBN-13: 9781250078193
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 06/28/2016
Length: 352pp
Buy It: SMP/B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.
But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers?
Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Spotlight - A Midsummer Night's Fling by Eliza Walker- Much To Do About Love Series

Happy Monday all, you all know I love Marie Force and have since her debut novel Line of Scrimmage. Now Marie's taken on another enterprise and is launching Jack's House Publishing.  The first release is Eliza Walker's A Midsummer Night's Fling.
So please enjoy the showcase and at the end there will be a bit about Jack's House.

ISBN-13: 2940158442520
Publisher: Jack's House Publishing LLC
Release Date: 06/21/2016
Length: 300pp
A Midsummer Night's Fling Buy Links:

The show must go on, but the price of admission could be her heart.
Sick of her vagabond life in a Broadway touring company, Nicola is ready to settle down. She wants nothing more than to park her suitcase in California, put out feelers for local auditions, and leave her past firmly behind her.
Too bad her past comes knocking on her door her first day home. All six-foot-three, beautiful man of her past named Max. Stupid Max. The mistake Nicola just can’t seem to stop making.
Even before Nicola—fiery, quick-witted, beautiful Nicola—slams the door in his face, Max is in trouble. She will always be the one who got away. Three times. Which makes convincing her to play Titania to his Oberon a bit…awkward.
Though she has zero desire to re-re-rekindle an old flame, Nicola can’t turn down the chance Max is offering: a lead role with the West Coast’s premiere Shakespeare company. But when their first rehearsal kiss disintegrates into a passionate liplock, she’s questioning her sanity and tempted to jump ship—before Max can break her heart again.

Now it’s up to Max to convince her that the torch he’s been carrying is actually an eternal flame.

PRAISE:  “A magical, joyful, delightful, sexy contemporary romance by a new star in the making!” — New York Times bestselling author Marie Force 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Interview with Merline Lovelace - Third Time's The Bride - Review

I never realized how timely this would be now that RT has dropped the HQN series books from their now digital only magazine. The Harlequin serials are a staple and have been since Harlequin printed its first series, The Medical Romances in 1953 only 4 years after the company was founded.
So I'm so pleased to bring you a relatively new to me Harlequin Special Edition author, Merline Lovelace who from the very first book in her Three Coins in a Fountain series has entranced me with her storylines, characters and scenes. I hope you enjoy this post about book 2, Third Time's The Bride and don't forget to read series romance!

ISBN-13: 9780373659692
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 06/21/2106
Length: 240 pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound

Third time lucky?
Take a vacation to Italy and land a husband? Well, at least fiancé number three. Dawn McGill's fear of marriage has halted two weddings, but millionaire Brian Ellis and his adorable little boy might change all that. After all, a marriage based on convenience is less frightening than one based on love.
Brian will do anything for his young son, and what Tommy wants even more than a puppy is a mom. Dawn is great with his boy and she's even beginning to fill a void in his own heart. Yet he can't shake the feeling that his bride-to-be is getting cold feet. What will it take to get Dawn all the way down the aisle this time?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Interview with Karen Harper - The Royal Nanny

I've had the pleasure of reviewing some of NYT and USA Today bestseller Karen Harper's Amish novels and I love her storytelling voice, my copy of The Royal Nanny is high on my tbr list and after you read our conversation I'm sure it'll be high on yours too!

ISBN-13: 9780062420633
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 06/21/2016
Length: 384pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


Based on a seldom-told true story, this novel is perfect for everyone who is fascinated by Britain’s royal family—a behind the scenes look into the nurseries of little princes and the foibles of big princes.
April, 1897: A young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. She is excited, exhausted—and about to meet royalty. . . .
So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. Neither Charlotte—LaLa, as her charges dub her—nor anyone else can predict that eldest sons David and Bertie will each one day be king. LaLa knows only that these children, and the four who swiftly follow, need her steadfast loyalty and unconditional affection.
But the greatest impact on Charlotte’s life is made by a mere bud on the family tree: a misunderstood soul who will one day be known as the Lost Prince. Young Prince John needs all of Lala’s love—the kind of love his parents won’t…or can’t…show him.
From Britain’s old wealth to the glittering excesses of Tsarist Russia; from country cottages to royal yachts, and from nursery to ballroom, Charlotte Bill witnesses history. The Royal Nanny is a seamless blend of fact and fiction—an intensely intimate, yet epic tale spanning decades, continents, and divides that only love can cross.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Titanborn by Rhett Bruno Review

Rhett is a relatively new author to me but that will change because I want to read all he wants to write about Titan and all the other places in the solar system.
Rhett and I did an interview in February about Titanborn and other things too, Click HERE to read it.
I hope you enjoy my review and showcase of Titanborn
Note Titanborn releases Tomorrow!

ISBN-13: 9780399594793
Publisher: Hydra/Random House Publishing Group
Release Date: 06/21/2016
Length: 246pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo


In this gritty and innovative science-fiction thriller in the vein of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, turmoil on one of Saturn’s moons rattles Earth’s most powerful citizens—and draws one planet-hopping rogue into a fight he never saw coming.
Malcolm Graves lives by two rules: finish the job, and get paid. After thirty years as a collector, chasing bounties and extinguishing rebellions throughout the solar system, Malcolm does what he’s told, takes what he’s earned, and leaves the questions to someone else—especially when it comes to the affairs of offworlders.
But his latest mission doesn’t afford him that luxury. After a high-profile bombing on Earth, the men who sign Malcolm’s paychecks are clamoring for answers. Before he can object, the corporation teams him up with a strange new partner who’s more interested in statistics than instinct and ships them both off to Titan, the disputed moon where humans have been living for centuries. Their assignment is to hunt down a group of extremists: Titanborn dissidents who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth.
Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he’s learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes that the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated . . . and much more personal.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dead is Dead by John Lansing Blog Tour sponsored by Partners In Crime tours

Dead is Dead

by John Lansing

on Tour May 16 - June 30, 2016

Dead Is Dead by John Lansing From the “pulse pounding” (Kirkus Reviews) writer of TV hit Walker, Texas Ranger comes a riveting Hollywood thriller that will keep you captivated until the shocking conclusion. Retired Inspector Jack Bertolino gets his first taste of the erratic nature of Hollywood when A-list producer, George Litton, options one of Jack’s recent cases for a film. Jack is engaged as the film’s technical advisor, which stars It Girl Susan Blake. But more importantly, he’s on hand to keep a protective eye on Susan, who’s being harassed by a disturbing cyber-stalker. But that’s not all that starts to turn Jack’s world upside-down. When a six-year-old girl is shot dead in the living room of her family home, just blocks from where the movie is being filmed, Jack realizes there are threads connecting the movie, the murder, a brutal gang of brothers, and a terrifying body count. Will Jack be able to find justice for the young girl and keep Susan safe? Or will this be his last and fatal trip to Hollywood?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Audible review of The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix

Today I'm traveling back in time to share with you my thoughts on The Crusader's Heart book 2 in The Champions of St. Euphemia series by my top favorite author Claire Delacroix aka Deborah Cooke. She writes in multiple genres, is one of the very few historical authors I like and has a storytelling voice that is unmatched.

The Crusader's Heart: The Champions of Saint Euphemia, Book 2

  • Written by: Claire Delacroix
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynold
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:02-23-16
  • Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke

  • Overview

    "A company of knights chosen to deliver a sealed trunk from the Templar treasury in Jerusalem to safekeeping in Paris. A group of pilgrims seeking the protection of the Templars to return home as the Saracens prepare to besiege the city. A mysterious treasure that someone will even kill to possess..."
    A valiant warrior sworn to the order of the Knights Templar for life, Wulfe resents being dispatched on a quest to Paris just when the Latin Kingdoms are at their most vulnerable. He is determined to fulfill his duty as quickly as possible and return to fight for justice—but the courtesan he defends in Venice is resolved to remain at his side. The alluring and perceptive Christina will not be left behind, and soon Wulfe finds himself forced to choose between his vows and his heart...

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Thrillerfest is celebrating 11 years

    JULY 5-9, 2016
    Gillian Flynn, Heather Graham, John Lescroart, C.J. Box, Walter Mosley and more!

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    The Beast by J.R. Ward audible review

    Okay so I've been o'ding on the Brotherhood, but come on can you blame me :)
    Here's my review of The Beast, the audible version.

    The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Interview with Kristal Hollis - Awakened By The Wolf - The Herd Presents blog tour

    Hey Gang I'm so happy that today is my day on the Awakened by the Wolf blog tour, its a fantastic Harlequin Nocturne by debut author Kristal Hollis released just a few days ago.
    Enjoy the showcase and my interview with Kristal!

    Paranormal Romance, Wolves
    Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
    Pages: 304
    Release Date: June 1, 2016

    Find the Book-
    Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Goodreads


    Who's been sleeping in the Alpha's bed?

    Exiled from his pack by his father, Brice Walker has secretly come home to visit his ailing grandmother only to discover a human and very desirable female sleeping in his bed. Their attraction is instant. But his new bed buddy seems determined to resist his Southern charm and Alpha allure. 

    For Brice, fiercely independent Cassie not only represents a chance to build a new life in Walker's Run but is also his one true mate. Cassie's reluctance dissolves when a rogue shifter kidnaps her, and now she and Brice must work together to save his pack. But once she witnesses the savagery of wolfan justice, can Cassie accept Brice as man, beast and her true love?

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    Audible review - Breakaway (Portland Storm 1) by Catherine Gayle narrated by Angel Clark

    I love experiencing new authors so when I had the opportunity to listen to Breakaway by Catherine Gayle I jumped at the chance. It's number 1 in her Portland Storm Hockey series and part of The First Period which are books 1-3, narrated by Angel Clark.

    Portland Storm: The First Period: Portland Storm, Books 1-3
    Written by: Catherine Gayle
    Narrated by: Angel Clark
    Length: 27 hrs and 53 mins
    Series: Portland Storm,
    Book 1-3
    Unabridged Audiobook

    ISBN-13: 2940152298864
    Publisher: Catherine Gayle
    Release Date: 12/11/2013
    Length: 322pp


    USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents the first novel in the Portland Storm hockey romance series.
    Portland Storm captain Eric "Zee" Zellinger knows how to get the job done, but leading his once elite team to victory is fast becoming a losing battle. He can't lose focus now-not with his career on the line. But when his best friend's little sister makes him an offer he can't refuse, Eric could lose the drive the team relies on from their captain.
    Still in a downward spiral after a life-altering event in college, Dana Campbell is desperate to try anything to break away from the horror of that fateful night-even enlisting the help of the only man she trusts completely.
    No matter how irresistible she is or how tempting the offer, Eric might not be able to cross that line-especially with the team's chance at the playoffs on the line. Now, Eric has to take one last shot, but will he choose Dana's Breakaway chance at happiness or the move that could secure his career?

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    Audible Review - Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward narrated by Jim Frangione

    I'm a huge Black Dagger Brotherhood fanatic who never ties of these badder than bad, rap loving, smack talking, tougher than nails good guys. Not only is she re-visiting her brothers and their mates but now JR's gone and upped the ante with a brand new spin off series.
    I hope you enjoy my review of the first in this new Black Dagger Legacy series.

    • Blood Kiss: Black Dagger Legacy, Book 1

    Written by: J. R. Ward
    Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins 

    ASIN: BO145QBT9A
    Unabridged Audiobook
    click HERE to buy and
     for  Listening Sample


    The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author…
    Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. theDhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.
    And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated—and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power...on the field, and off.

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Showcase Lone Star Nights- Book 2 in the McCord Brothers trilogy - Delores Fossen

    I'm happy to showcase for you today another new to me author USA Today bestseller Delores Fossen and number two in her hot steamy McCord Brothers trilogy. Note this book comes with another novel by Delores, Cowboy Trouble.

    ISBN-13: 9780373789627
    Publisher: Harlequin
    Release Date: 05/31/2016
    Length: 432pp
    Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


    No strings attached is pretty much Lucky McCord's calling card in Spring Hill, Texas, but when family is on the line, this cowboy's honor and heart are about to get lassoed, tied and branded
    Every family needs its black sheep, and Austin "Lucky" McCord is happy to oblige. The bad-boy bull rider lives fast and loose, until his business partner leaves him an unexpected bequest. Suddenly Lucky is sharing custody of two children with Cassie Weatherall, one of the few homegrown women he hasn't bedded. And not from lack of trying…
    Cassie fled her messy past to become a celebrity therapist in LA. So why does it feel so right to come back and share parenting duties—and chrome-melting kisses—with a man she's striven to avoid? Loving Lucky always seemed like a sure bet for heartache. But for this perfectly imperfect family, Cassie might just gamble with everything she's got.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    **GIVEAWAY** Interview with Debut author Brynn Kelly - Deception Island - Review

    You know I LOVE introducing debut authors here on the blog and I'm so happy to present to you my interview with Brynn Kelly and my review of her romantic suspense debut, Deception Island! I jumped at the chance to early review the book for Harlequin.
    Harlequin is also sponsoring a giveaway for one print copy, see details below.

    ISBN-13: 9780373789641
    Publisher: Harlequin
    Release Date: 05/31/2016
    Length: 336pp
    Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


    A stolen boy
    A haunted soldier
    A cornered con woman…
    Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past—until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who's nothing he expects…and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he's made a critical mistake—one that could cost him everything.
    Playing body double for a spoiled socialite was supposed to be Holly Ryan's ticket to freedom. But when she's snatched off her yacht by a tall, dark and dangerous stranger, the not-quite-reformed con artist will make a desperate play to turn her captor from enemy to ally, by any means necessary.
    Yet as scorching days melt into sultry nights, Holly is drawn to the mysterious capitaine, with his unexpected sense of honor and his searing touch. When they're double-crossed, they'll have to risk trusting each other in ways they never imagined…because in this deadly game of deception, it's their lives—and hearts—on the line.
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