Wednesday, August 16, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Erika Raskin- Best Intentions


I'm so excited to be interviewing Erika Raskin today on the blog who's here to chat about her brand new medical thriller, Best Intentions. Read on to find out just how much Erika and her protagonist have in common then be sure to enter the giveaway sponsored by her publisher St. Martin's Press, details below.
Enjoy!!!
ISBN-13: 9781250101228
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 288pp
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Overview:
Marti Trailor—social worker on hold, mother of three, wife of a successful obstetrician, daughter of a Congressman—is ready to go back to work. She’s thrilled when the perfect opportunity falls in her lap. The catch? The job is at her husband's hospital and he seems not to share her enthusiasm. Undeterred, she takes the position counseling vulnerable young women as they prepare to give birth.
Marti quickly begins to feel like she is making a difference in the lives of her clients. Soon, though, she finds herself caught up in the dark side of the medical center—with its long hours, overworked doctors and entrenched practices. When she witnesses something she can't unsee, Marti, who has always done her best to keep a low-profile, finds herself thrust under a dangerous spotlight with all of Richmond, Virginia watching.
In her captivating domestic suspense novel Best Intentions, Erika Raskin weaves together high stakes hospital politics, the pressures of family life, and the consequences of trying to do the right thing, particularly in a city with a history as fraught as Richmond's.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Showcase - Firebird by Helaine Mario

I'm so pleased to showcase Helaine Mario's newest Oceanview release, Firebird. Firebird is actually her first book and has just been re-released. I devoured Helaine's last Oceanview offering, The Lost Concerto and I can't wait to read Firebird.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781608091904
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 492pp
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Overview:Firebird has it all—mystery, suspense, drama, politics, romance and sensitivity. And added to that are vivid locations—Maine, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Russia and an author that makes you feel like you are there. Now mix in rich characters as well with heroic bravery and devotion to family, friends, and country, and you have an incredibly powerful novel. Throw in twist and turns and threats and a great plot and you have an electrifying thriller. 
Dr. Alexandra Marik, a single mother and art gallery curator, is haunted by her past and the sudden, inexplicable death of her older sister.  Ivan is a lonely, secretive Russian spy who has been “forgotten” since the chaos of Glasnost.  Their lives are about to collide.
It is October, just weeks before the Presidential election.  A controversial Senator has replaced an ailing Vice President on the Republican ticket…
Just miles from the White House, the funeral of Alexandra’s sister, Eve, is about to begin, while, in a forest far to the north, the man called Ivan is mourning Eve’s death as well.
Alexandra’s quest for the truth behind her sister’s death will expose a decades old political secret that must be protected at all costs to allow Ivan to complete his mission.  Her search will test her courage, challenge her concepts of family, surprise her with unexpected romance, and propel her to risk her own life to protect the children she loves.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Showcase - The Cartel 7: Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses by Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman

I love a rags to riches story just as well as anyone and I've got one here about husband and wife writing team Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman.
Here is what the New York Times says about this powerhouse couple-New York Times feature.
The Cartel 7 is #7 in The Cartel series.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781250067005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 07-25-2017
Length: 304pp
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Overview:
The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues in the next explosive book in the Cartel series from the minds of New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis.
After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel’s reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother, six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out the way and off the radar of the Feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison.
Miamor’s freedom is guaranteed—provided Carter help create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Showcase- Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Key Principles to Success and Happiness by Roy Huff

Today I'm showcasing Roy Huff's latest self-help book, Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Key Principles to Success and Happiness. Roy is a Scientist, Author and Teacher and this is his first self help book.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781547206988
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
Release Date: 06-08-2017
Length: 264pp
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Overview:
Are you unhappy with your directionless life? Discover a roadmap for navigating your successful, fulfilling future.
"A simple, effective plan to change your life and attain your goals."-Jim "The Rookie" Morris,Athlete, author, teacher and inspiration for the movie,The Rookie.
Struggling to cope with personal tragedy? Worried you'll never live up to your full potential? Bestselling author Roy Huff overcame abuse and abject poverty to become an accomplished teacher and research scientist. His secrets for success have changed countless lives, and now they can help you too!
Think Smart Not Hard connects science and human psychology to help you retrain your brain for a brighter tomorrow. Through a combination of step-by-step strategies and inspirational anecdotes, this transformational guidebook will help you conquer common obstacles to discover your life's true path.
In Think Smart Not Hard, you'll discover:
  • How to develop the right mindset to overcome any personal tragedy
  • How writing down and reflecting upon action plans will ignite your success
  • How incorporating weekly principles can accelerate your road to recovery
  • A series of exclusive quotations from industry leaders and motivational gurus
  • Simple hacks to help you take charge of your personal finances, and much, much more!
Think Smart Not Hard is your no-nonsense guide for finally grasping the life you were born to live. If you like real-world applications, optimizing your existing strengths, and honest accounts from a self-made man, then you'll love Roy Huff's energizing resource.
Buy Think Smart Not Hard to begin shaping your destiny today!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Danny Lopez - The Last Girl

I'm pleased to bring you my interview with Danny Lopez about his new novel, The Last Girl. Danny's publisher Oceanview Publishing is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781608092529
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 08-01-2017
Length: 240pp
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OVERVIEW:
When it comes to murder, nothing is as it seems
After being laid off from his job as a newspaper reporter in a coastal Florida town, Dexter Vega meets a wealthy retiree who hires him to find his daughter who is supposed to be attending the local college. When Vega visits his client to inform him that his daughter is in Mexico, he discovers the man has been murdered. And Vega’s prints are all over the murder weapon.
As the police build a case against him, Vega flies to Mexico City to locate his client’s daughter, hoping she will help him find the murderer and thus clear his name. But when he finds the woman, she tells him a very different story—nothing is as it seems.
Beaten by thugs and ordered to leave Mexico, Vega returns home to find himself immersed in a web of blackmail, greed, and revenge. Still pursued by the cops—and now a target of evil predators.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray-Partners in Crime Virtual Tours

His Guilt

by Shelley Shepard Gray

on Tour July 10 - August 10, 2017

Synopsis:


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart County series—a suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves.
Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though never forgot his home. When the one person who had helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay…
Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn’t believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.
Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta’s is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe he is guilty. But what hurts most is Neeta’s sudden wariness around him. When another woman is hurt, a woman who is close to both Neeta and himself, Mark fears he knows the real culprit. And time is running out. Will Mark be able to find him before Neeta becomes his next victim?

Monday, August 7, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - The Lost Vampire by Kate Baxter

It's my pleasure to Showcase, Kate Baxter's The Lost Vampire, #5 in her The Last True Vampire series that also stands well on it's own. Brush up on your Vampire knowledge then be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself, sponsored by Kate's publisher, St. Martin's Press.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9781250125415
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-01-2017
Length: 384pp
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OVERVIEW:Once one of the oldest dhampirs in existence, Saeed now faces a treacherously uncertain future as a vampire. He believes that the only thing that can restore his position within his coven and tether his lost soul is the flame-haired fae who is destined to be his mate.
Cerys Bain is a soul thief. She is feared by those who dwell in the supernatural realm--and hopelessly bound to the ruthless mage Rinieri de Rege. The raw, sensual vampire who enters her world is both a threat and an intoxicating temptation: No one has ever made Cerys feel the way Saeed does. But to claim their fate as soulmates, Saeed must first find a way to free Cerys from Rin. Is their desire worth the risk of certain destruction--and eternal doom?



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Friday, August 4, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Casey Griffin - A Wedding Tail

I'm so excited to welcome Casey Griffin back to the blog to talk about #3 in her Rescue Dog Romance series. Casey has graciously agreed to an interview, once you read it you'll have this waiting on your pile just like it is on mine. Casey's publisher, St. Martin's Press is sponsoring a #Giveaway, details below.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781250084699
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 8-1-2017
Length: 441pp
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Overview:
’TIL DEATH DO US BARK…
Wedding planner Zoe Plum has brides from all walks of life vying for her services. The only problem is: happily-single Zoe doesn’t actually enjoy weddings—but that might change when she meets the singer of a local band playing at one of her weddings. His name is Levi Dolson and he’s too gorgeous for his own good. And now he’s gone ahead and charmed her new dachshund. . .
It’s no secret that Zoe doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to make sweet music with Levi. While she’s convinced she doesn’t need a man, when someone starts setting one trap after the next to make sure she never plans a wedding ever again, she might need Levi in more ways than she could have imagined. But just how far is Zoe’s hidden enemy willing to go? The only thing Levi knows for sure is that he will do everything in his power to protect the woman who brings music to his soul. Maybe that will prove to Zoe, once and for all, that he is a man worthy of her heart. . .
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Laura Trentham - Leave the Night On

I'm so happy to bring you my interview with author Laura Trentham about #4 in her Cottonbloom series, Leave the Night On. Learn a bit about it and don't forget to enter the #giveaway, details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250130952
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Cottonbloom #4
Release Date: 08-01-2017
Length: 336pp
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Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge—life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiancé’s classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton’s whole world goes up in flames. . .

Wyatt Abbott has harbored a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton’s shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage—and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she’s got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along?


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Interview - Children of the Fifth Sun by Gareth Worthington - Partners in Crime Blog Tours

Welcome to my stop on the Children of the Fifth Sun by Gareth Worthington blog tour, sponsored by Partners in Crime Virtual Tours.  Learn a bit about the book, get some inside info in my interview with the author and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway too.
Enjoy!



Children of the Fifth Sun

by Gareth Worthington

on Tour July 24 - Sept 25, 2017


Book Details

Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller | “Science Faction” science fiction, action, adventure with fact-based science, theories and mythology
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: July 25th 2017
Number of Pages: 407
ISBN: 9781944109400
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Synopsis:

Thousands of years ago, an ancient species from the sea saved humanity; now a cocky, free-diving photographer tortured by his past is the unlikely hero who must save the last of their kind from a global race between nations to control the creature’s power.

IN ALMOST EVERY BELIEF SYSTEM ON EARTH, there exists a single unifying mythos: thousands of years ago a great flood devastated the Earth’s inhabitants. From the ruins of this cataclysm, a race of beings emerged from the sea bestowing knowledge and culture upon humanity, saving us from our selfish drive toward extinction. Some say this race were “ancient aliens” who came to assist our evolution. But what if they weren’t alien at all? What if they evolved right here on Earth, alongside humans . . . and they are still here? And, what if the World’s governments already know?
Kelly Graham is a narcissistic, self-assured, freelance photographer specializing in underwater assignments. While on a project in the Amazon with his best friend, Chris D'Souza, a mysterious and beautiful government official, Freya Nilsson, enters Kelly’s life and turns it upside down. Her simple request to retrieve a strange object from deep underwater puts him in the middle of an international conspiracy. A conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Book Blast - Audition for Murder by P.M. Carlson a Partners in Crime blog tour

Welcome to the Audition for Murder book blast, read all about it then enter the #giveaway of an Amazon Gift Card.
Enjoy!



Audition for Murder

by P.M. Carlson

Book Blast on August 1, 2017

Synopsis:


Actors Nick and Lisette O’Connor need a change. They leave New York City for a semester as artists-in-residence at a college upstate, where they take on the roles of Claudius and Ophelia, two of the professional leads in a campus production of Hamlet. Threats and accidents begin to follow Lisette, and Nick worries it might be more than just petty jealousy. Maggie Ryan, a student running lights for the show, helps investigate a mystery steeped in the turmoil of 1967 America.

Don't Miss These Great Reviews:

"P.M. Carlson's energetic and insightful novels are back in print — hallelujah!" — Sara Paretsky
"An extremely well-written tale, with a plotline that offers a jolt per page." — CF, Booklist
"Very literate, sprinkled with surprises and offering that rarity of rarities — fully fleshed out characters." — Bob Ellison, Los Angeles Daily News

Book Details:

Genre: Traditional Mystery
Published by: The Mystery Company / Crum Creek Press
Publication Date: October 2012
Number of Pages: 233
ISBN: 1932325212 (ISBN13: 9781932325218)
Series: Maggie Ryan and Nick O'Connor #1
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Read an excerpt:

Lisette stumbled on the way to the car, and Nick caught her elbow to steady her. Rob had unlocked the back door, and Nick helped her in while Rob let Maggie into the front passenger seat and then went around to the driver’s side. There were a few snowflakes blowing in the wind, and his pale hair licked about his forehead like little flames. He sat down, closed the door, and stared at the wheel a minute.
“God,” he said. “I’m stoned. A little.”
“Do you want someone else to drive?” asked Maggie.
“No. I’ll be fine.” He raised a dramatic finger and declaimed, “Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.”
“Every inordinate cup is unblessed,” countered Nick, who had maybe had a drop too much himself.
“I’ll be extremely careful,” Rob promised. He turned the key and started out of the lot. Lisette lurched against Nick as they rounded the corner onto the highway.
“Are you okay?” he asked.
“Very tired,” she said.
Nick tipped her chin up and studied her a minute in the headlights of the car behind them. “You look bad,” he said, concerned. He could see her honey-brown eyes in the wavering light. The pupils were tiny. “Do you feel sick?”
“M’all right,” she said. The eyes closed. Nick leaned forward.
“Rob, she looks bad.. Could we get her to a hospital, do you think?” Maggie turned to look at Lisette.
“She says she’s all right,” objected Rob. “Are you sick, Lisette?”
She made an effort. “Just tired. Bed.”
“I’ll just take you home,” said Rob soothingly.
“Home,” murmured Lisette. Her cheek was cold and damp. Nick felt panic rising.
“Rob, please!” he said.
“Come on, Nick,” said Rob. He had stopped at a stoplight, and turned to look back at them, the red glow making his hair shine like embers. “The hospital is miles away, and she says she’s just tired. I believe her. I’m tired too.”
“Nick’s right,” said Maggie suddenly. “She’s not just tired.”
“Jus’ tired,” repeated Lisette.
“See?” said Rob. “You two alarmists are interfering with her rest.”
Maggie leaned across Rob, switched off the ignition with one hand, and opened his door with the other. “Out, Rob,” she said.
“What?”
“Out. Get out. Now.”
“You’re crazy!” He stared at her unbelievingly. The light blinked to green.
“Sorry, kid,” she said, leaning back against her door and placing an elegant French boot, still muddy, against his thigh.
“My God! My coat!” Shocked, he flinched away from the boot. She shoved, and he suddenly found himself outside, arms flailing for balance. Maggie slid smoothly into the driver’s seat and turned the ignition. The car moved forward and left Rob on the pavement, staggering. When they were clear of him Maggie pulled the door closed and made a rapid U-turn, then pressed the accelerator. The car vaulted up the hill toward the hospital.
By the time they had run their third red light, a patrol car was chasing them. Lisette was slumped against Nick, and he braced himself to keep them both from ricocheting around the back seat as Maggie traced a complex, competent line through the other traffic. He was dimly aware of the flashing lights from behind intersecting the rapid flow of the light from street lamps. She did not slow, and the sirens and lights behind them got other traffic out of the way. When she turned into the hospital driveway the patrol car seemed to relax a little. She skidded to a halt in front of the emergency room and was out opening Nick’s door instantly.
“Need help?”
“She’s not heavy,” he said. Lisette was unconscious.
“I’ll follow when I’ve talked to the officers.” She made sure the emergency door was open and then walked toward the patrol car. Nick carried the limp body into the emergency room.
Excerpt from Audition for Murder by P.M. Carlson. Copyright © 2017 by P.M. Carlson. Reproduced with permission from P.M. Carlson. All rights reserved.

Author Bio:

P.M. Carlson taught psychology and statistics at Cornell University before deciding that mystery writing was more fun. She has published twelve mystery novels and over a dozen short stories. Her novels have been nominated for an Edgar Award, a Macavity Award, and twice for Anthony Awards. Two short stories were finalists for Agatha Awards. She edited the Mystery Writers Annual for Mystery Writers of America for several years, and served as president of Sisters in Crime.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Review - Showcase - Addicted to Love, Flatiron Five #2 by Deborah Cooke

Last week I reviewed/showcased The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix who is Deborah Cooke's alter ego. Today I'm so excited to review book 2 in Deb's new contemporary, a bit naughty romance series staring the owners of NYC's latest exclusive fitness club where members can enjoy all the regular gym activities plus some edgy exercise too. 
Enjoy!!


ISBN-13: 9781988479149
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Release Date: 06-29-2017
Length: 276pp
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Overview:
Kyle wants it all…
Kyle Stuyvesant doesn’t believe in love and romance. His parents taught him there’s no such thing as forever, and he took the lesson to heart. After all, there’s only one woman who ever tempted him to more than a single, hot night together. Fortunately for his convictions, she’s married to another guy. Problem solved—until Lauren’s husband cheats and Kyle isn’t just the bearer of bad news, but the man she turns to for comfort.
Lauren demands it all…
When Lauren’s marriage implodes, she wants to lose herself in pleasure and sensation. Who knows that territory better than Kyle who seduced her so deliciously years before? It was a night Lauren never forgot, and now that she wants to start again, Kyle is the only man she wants. Will she be able to accept his terms of no love or romance? When Lauren can’t get enough, will Kyle take a chance on wanting more?
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Friday, July 28, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Say No More by Liliana Hart

I'm so pleased to feature book three in Liliana Hart's Gravedigger Series, Say No More and to celebrate Lililana's publisher Simon and Schuster is sponsoring a giveaway of books 1 & 2. Details below.
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SAY NO MORE
Liliana Hart
Book 3 in The Gravediggers Series
Pocket Books
July 25, 2017
9781501150074
$7.99
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OVERVIEW:
Return to New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s romantic suspense series, the Gravediggers, with SAY NO MORE, the thrilling game of cat and mouse between a member of the Gravediggers and the brilliant woman hot on his heels.

The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families. Sometimes the dead do rise…

Dante Malcolm is a man of refined tastes. He was once a part of Britain’s elite intelligence force, but his double life eventually caught up with him. There was a reason he’d never been able to capture Simon Locke, a notorious thief who always seemed to be one step ahead. Dante was Simon, and eventually his extracurricular activities cost him his life, and he now belongs to the Gravediggers.

Liv Rothschild is a detective inspector with Interpol and the woman responsible for catching M16’s most notorious agent in his final heist—the heist that killed him. But something about his death has never sat right with her, and she’s been haunted by it for months. It was too easy, and Dante Malcolm was too smart to go down that way.

Dante might belong to the Gravediggers, but his heart and soul will always belong to the next job—each one with a bigger payout and more dangerous than the last. The rest of the team doesn’t know about his alter ego, because he made sure the information went missing from his file. So when the job he’s waited his whole life for seems like a possibility, he sneaks out of the country like a thief in the night, only to run into the one woman who’s ever been able to match him in brilliance—and passion—for the job. The problem is they’re standing on opposite sides of the law—and only one of them can walk away with the prize.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

I once again leave the blog in the very capable hands of Sophia Rose who is reviewing The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman.
Enjoy!

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
Women’s Fiction
Publisher:  Berkley
Published: 5.2.17
ISBN-10: 0399583580
Pages:  368
Format:  Trade Paperback
Source:  Self
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GoodReads Blurb:
Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she’s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed.

At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks—like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there’s that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can’t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity.

After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover—with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners—is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not…

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Showcase - Review - The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix

You know once in a while a reader will find an author who checks off all their important fan-girl boxes. And that's exactly what happened to me when I read my first historical romance novel by Claire Delacroix and so started the beginning of a beautiful reader-author friendship and I have loved everything she's dreamed up ever since whether its historical, contemporary, real or fantasy there's not a better storyteller in the business.
Enjoy my showcase and review of #4 in her The Champions of St. Euphemia series set during the Crusades.
ISBN-13: 9781538019924
Publisher: Deborah A Cooke
The Champions of St. Euphemia #4
Release Date: 3-23-2017
Length: 338pp
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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...
Returning home to Scotland triumphant after his military service, and entrusted with the precious relic of the Templars, Fergus is more than ready to wed his beloved Isobel and begin their life together. To his dismay, Isobel has wed another in his absence, and he believes all of merit is stolen from his life-until Leila resolves to win the valiant highlander's heart for her own. She is convinced of her own success, until Isobel tempts Fergus anew.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Interview - Review- The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry

I'm a long time fan of Patti Callahan Henry and had the pleasure of reviewing her latest novel, The Bookshop at Water's End for LibraryJournal.
Patti graciously agreed to an interview and I know getting a little background and Patti's personal perspective will entice you to buy it.
Enjoy!



ISBN-13: 9780399583124
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Release Date: 07-11-2017
Length: 352pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible
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OVERVIEW:
The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it...

Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared.

Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Audible Review - Showcase When We Were Sisters by Emilie Richards




When We Were Sisters was an unforgettable read for me as all of Emilie Richards books are. So poignant, so rich in emotion that the character's feelings come right through the page. So when the audible version was the daily deal I snapped it up. I had the privilege to review When We Were Sisters for RT Book Reviews Magazine which I have also included with my review of the audible edition. If you have the opportunity to read or listen to this book don't pass it up.
Enjoy!
When We Were Sisters
Written by: Emilie Richards
Narrated by: Karen White , Elijah Alexander , Rachel Fulginiti
Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:11-01-16
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Overview:
From USA Today best-selling author Emilie Richards comes an emotional story about love, loyalty, and the deep bonds of sisterhood.
While love and loyalty made them sisters, secrets could still destroy them.
As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?
For Cecilia, a lifetime of lies has finally caught up with her, and she wants a chance to tell the real story of their childhood and free herself from the nightmares that still haunt her. When she asks Robin to be the still photographer for a documentary on foster care, Robin agrees, even though Kris will be forced to take charge for the months she's away. She gambles that he'll prove to them both that their children - and their marriage - are a priority in his life.
As the documentary unfolds, memories will be tested and the meaning of family redefined, but the love two young girls forged into bonds of sisterhood will help them move forward as the women they were always meant to be.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan blog tour sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Welcome to my stop on the Kiss My Boots, book 2 in the Coming Home series by Harper Sloan blog tour sponsored by Simon & Schuster. Have fun learning about the book and the series and don't forget to enter to win a copy of Book 1 in the series, Lost Rider. For more chances be sure and visit all the sites on the tour. Details Below.
Enjoy!

KISS MY BOOTS
Harper Sloan
Book 2 in The Coming Home Series
Pocket Books
July 18, 2017
9781501155215
$7.99

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About the book:
Hang on to your Stetsons this summer, because you’re in for one wild ride! Get lost in the second installment ofNew York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, KISS MY BOOTS. In the second installment, the wildest Davis of them all is looking for love…maybe.

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always looked out for her. Of course, it doesn’t help that her heart has already been hardened when it comes to devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding back into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

Growing up, the one time Tate ever truly felt at home was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his gram and paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the Wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend turned young love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past, but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty, who he did his best to forget, for him to realize just how much he’s been missing…

Can two people who have stopped believing in love take a chance to find it in each other again? Or will the pain of the past prove too great a hurdle to conquer?

KISS MY BOOTS is the second go-round in this Texas-set series filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!

We are giving away one review copy of Book 1, Lost Rider!
Be sure to check out all participating sites on the blog tour for more Giveaways.
 Please note, you can only win once and must have a U.S. address

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase Royally Romanov by Terri Wilson


It's my pleasure to bring you a showcase for the very talented Teri Wilson's Royally Romanov. Royally Romanov is volume two in Wilson's The Royals Series. Learn a bit about the novel, read some praise including LibraryJournal's ** review, then enter to win a copy for yourself in a giveaway sponsored by Teri's publisher Simon & Schuster. Details below
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ISBN-13: 9781501160509
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 07-17-2017
Length: 272
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo


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After suffering a violent blow to the head, Maxim’s only clue to his identity is a notebook containing carefully researched documentation in his own handwriting indicating that he is the sole surviving descendant of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, previously thought dead in the murder of her family during Russia’s Bolshevik revolution. His struggle to put the mysterious pieces of his past back together leads him to Finley. At first, she’s convinced Maxim is nothing but a con artist. But there’s something undeniably captivating about the beautiful, brooding man who claims to be searching for his identity—something Finley can’t quite bring herself to resist. When he reveals a secret about one of the imperial Fabergé eggs in the collection, she accepts he may actually be telling the truth. But as soon as Finley and Maxim act on their feelings for one another, Maxim is confronted with evidence that calls into question everything he’s begun to believe about himself.



Giveaway is one print copy
Royally Romanov US ONLY
Please use Rafflecopter  form below to enter
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Friday, July 14, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Showcase - Only: The Alex Connor Chronicles Book 3 by Parker Sinclair

I'm excited to bring you this spotlight for Parker Sinclair's Only, the third book in her Alex Connor Chronicles fantasy series.
Parker is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9780998405339
Publisher: Rawlings Book, LLC
Release Date: 07-10-2017
Length: 218pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N


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Overview:
One would think the sassy, sexy hybrid Earthen Protector and Healer Alex Conner deserves some downtime after all she’s been through. But no. Instead, she finds herself trapped by the king of the Fae, and he’s not letting her go until he gets what he wants.

As alternate realities tangle her in confusion and bring her close to forgetting who she is and everyone she loves, will she unwittingly give the king what he craves?

If she does escape, will she ever pick up where she left off with her sexy Adonis Ryan? And can she control the new power she never knew she could wield—one over life and death itself—or will she be entangled in a realm whose ruler is hell-bent on entrapping her and someone she holds dear, forever?
 


The Giveaway is for digital copies of
Eve Plus The First Three books in the Alex Connor series
Eve-Trust-Forbidden-Truth
US ONLY
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