Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Showcase - The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March

I don't know about you but I'm over this winter and ready for some spring weather and spring reading so I'm so happy to bring you Emily March's #14 in her Eternity Springs series, The First Kiss of Spring. 
Pucker up and Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781250131713
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2-27-2018
Length: 320
Eternity Springs #14
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Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Timesbestselling series by Emily March.

Life could be a dream...

Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake's dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and a family of her own—with the new man in town. So what if sexy mechanic Josh Tarkington wants nothing more than a fling? Caitlin is a patient woman who knows how to work hard and strategize to win what she desires. She desires Josh. Unfortunately, he has other plans.
If only things were different...
Josh craves Caitlin and all she has to offer. However, he is a man with secrets. He has worked hard to overcome his tragic past, but he's afraid to risk having a future because he knows trouble is never very far away. When a selfless act brings that trouble to his door, he stands to lose everything he cares about—including Caitlin. Will her love and the healing magic of Eternity Springs be enough to save him?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Showcase - Smooth Talking Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Today I'm so happy to be showcasing Maisey Yates latest cowboy tale and first in her new Gold Valley series, Smooth Talking Cowboy releasing today by the publisher the makes the world go round, Harlequin.
For a Great Review check out my blogger Friend Anna #Herding Cats & Burning Soup


ISBN-13: 9781335006981
Publisher: Harlequin
Gold Valley Series #1
Release Date: 2-20-2018

Length: 384pp
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Welcome to Gold Valley, Oregon, where a rough-and-tumble rancher and the girl next door are about to learn that opposites attract

Olivia Logan has a plan: win back her ex by making him see what he’s missing. But first she needs to find a man who’s willing to play along. With his laid-back cowboy charm and knack for getting under her skin, Luke Hollister is an unlikely hero—but he wants her help convincing her father to sell him land, which means he needs her as much as she needs him.

Luke likes his life—and his women—uncomplicated. So why does good girl Olivia heat his blood like no one else? She’s always been off-limits, but the more time they spend as Gold Valley’s hottest new “couple,” the more real it’s starting to feel. Luke was supposed to help her win back another man…not keep her in his arms. But now that he has her there, he’s not sure he’ll ever let go.

Friday, February 16, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase The Innocents by David Putnam

Today I'm happy to showcase David Putnam's latest in his Bruno Johnson series, The Innocents. David's publicist Author/Guide is sponsoring a giveaway of the novel, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781608092574
Publisher: Oceanview
Bruno Johnson #5
Release Date: 2-6-2018
Length: 336pp
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Bruno Johnson, a newly minted LA County Sheriff Violent Crimes detective, gets the worst assignment possible—infiltrate a Sheriff’s narcotics team that may be involved in murder for hire. Gain their trust and be brought into the scheme. If he succeeds, he will have to arrest and testify against his fellow deputies—if he lives that long.

To make matters worse, before Bruno leaves home on the first day of this assignment, he answers the door to find an ex-girlfriend. Without explanation, she hands him a baby girl only weeks old. The child is his. Stunned and terrified, he now faces immediate fatherhood as well as the traitor-like charge to take down his colleagues.
Juggling his complex home life, Bruno tackles his assignment to discover that no one is whom they seem to be and that his own boss, Lieutenant Wicks, might be involved. His mission is further complicated when an attractive female deputy, recently transferred from Public Affairs, is also put on the case. She has no street experience and Bruno carries the extra burden of watching her back—a tough assignment made tougher by personal attraction.
As Bruno gets deeper and deeper into the corruption, he doesn’t know who to trust, and in the end, confides in the wrong person.

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The Innocents US ONLY
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

#Giveaway - Review - Tides of Honour - Interview - Genevieve Graham

Today it is my pleasure to introduce an author who has quickly become a favorite of mine, she writes historical realism fiction featuring Canadian history that time and the world forgot. Please welcome Genevieve Graham to the blog, she's talking today about her WWI era novel, Tides of Honour. I absolutely loved listening to this novel and the narrator is top notch. My review is included below.  
She's also sponsoring an audible giveaway of this title details below.

Tides of Honour

By: Genevieve Graham
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
Release date: 11-09-17
Language: English
Publisher: Audible Studios


From best-selling author Genevieve Graham comes a novel of love, loss, and honor amid the horrors of war and its aftermath.

In the summer of 1916, Private Daniel Baker marches into battle with the boys of Nova Scotia's 25th Battalion. Out of brutal necessity, Danny has steeled himself against the trials and horrors of war, but he is completely unprepared to meet the love of his life in war-torn France.
Audrey Poulin has the soul of an artist. She lives alone with her grandmother in the quiet French countryside, where her only joy is in her brush and palette. When by chance she encounters Danny, the handsome young soldier captures her heart and inspires her painting. The young lovers believe that only together can they face the hardships the war brings.
But love is just the beginning. Mere months later Danny is gravely wounded at the Battle of the Somme, and his future is thrown into uncertainty. Soon he and Audrey find themselves struggling to build a new life in Halifax, a city grieving its lost men. As the gray winter of 1917 sets in, Danny's lack of purpose and Audrey's isolation continue to mount, pulling the two apart just as a new catastrophe threatens their existence.

Heartrending and enthralling, Tides of Honour is a novel of love and second chances set against Halifax's most devastating moment of the First World War.

Genevieve is offering
One audible copy of
Tides of Honour
Open Internationally
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews - Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

i can't think of a better way to spend Valentine's Day then with a fantastic review from Sophia Rose, today she's reviewing Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Told in multiple timelines of 1958 Cuba and present day Miami, Cleeton spins a tale that is part mystery part romance. I know that when you get finished reading this review you will want this book too, I know I do.
Happy Valentine's Day 💝💝💝

Sophia take it away!

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Berkley
Published:  2.6.18
ISBN  0399586687

Pages:  336
Rating: 4.5
Format:  Trade Paperback
Source:  Penguin-Random House
Sellers:  Amazon - Barnes& Noble Kobo

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After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...

Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.

Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

#Giveaway - Interview - Donna Augustine - Review - Kissed by the Dark Ollie Wit #3

I'm so happy to welcome back to the blog an author whose become a favorite and an automatic read for me, Donna Augustine. She's just finished her Ollie Wit series and she's here today chatting about the novel, the series and what's next.
She's also offering a generous #giveaway, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781945946042
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 1-19-2018
Length: 296pp
Source: Author
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound
Life with Kane is wonderful, right up until it's not. People like me, Shadow Walkers, who know that monsters are real and nightmares don't only happen when you're sleeping, are always waiting for the worst. But no one believes me when I tell them disaster is looming, not even Kane, the man who has seen more than I can imagine.

When the worst does happen, I'm not prepared. Months of my life are wiped from my memory, strangers call me friend, and it looks like I'm conspiring with the enemy. I need a back-up plan. Only problem is, if I ever had one I don't remember it. I don't remember anything, like who to trust and who to hate. Someone screwed with my life and they're going to pay. But do I trust Kane to help me when all I can remember is that I hate him?

Donna is offering a digital set
Of her Ollie Wit series
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Monday, February 12, 2018

February Library Love Challenge - Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Welcome to February's Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel's Guilty Pleasure and Brook Blogs
Be Frank With Me was an unexpected joy and a hidden gem and I'm so glad it was chosen for this month's in person library book club read. I hope you read my review and if you haven't read it yet pick it up and I bet you'll want to chose it for your pleasure reading or your next book club read.


ISBN-13: 9780062413727
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 9-6-2016
Length: 320pp
Source: Library-Book Club read
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A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.

As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank’s father is, how his gorgeous “piano teacher and itinerant male role model” Xander fits into the Banning family equation—and whether Mimi will ever finish that book.

Full of heart and countless “only-in-Hollywood” moments, Be Frank with Me is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world.