Thursday, August 31, 2017

#Giveaway, Showcase Can't Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter

I'm a huge Gena Showalter fan and am excited to showcase #5 in her Original Heartbreakers series, Can't Hardly Breathe. Gena's publisher Harlequin is graciously sponsoring this #giveaway. Details below
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TitleCan’t Hardly Breathe
AuthorGena Showalter
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: Book #5, Original Heartbreakers Series
Imprint: HQN
On-sale date:  August 29, 2017
Price:  $7.99
Format: mass-market paperback (Original)
ISBN: 9780373789924
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Overview:
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with an irresistible Original Heartbreakers story about a woman who's never felt desired and the man who wants her more than air to breathe… 

Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis's past is full of memories she'd rather forget. But there's one she can't seem to shake—her long-standing crush on former army ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead. 

Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves curvy Dorothea night and day, he's as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her.  

But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#Giveaway Murder Unrenovated & Rehearsal for Murder by P.M. Carlson blast Partners In Crime Tours

Murder Unrenovated & Rehearsal For Murder

by P.M. Carlson

Book Blast on August 29, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Interview - Dawn Ryder - Take to the Limit

I've featured her books before but this is the first time I've had the pleasure of interviewing author Dawn Ryder. She's here today to chat about her latest release, #4 in her Unbroken Heroes series, Take To The Limit. Read all about it then enter to win a copy, details below.
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ISBN-13: 9781250132703
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-29-2017
Length: 320pp
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Overview:They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid. These are the men of the Shadow Ops task force. Be seduced and thrilled by Take to the Limit, the next Unbroken Heroes novel by Dawn Ryder. 


Holding out for a hero

A hardened military machine, Bram Magnus is a tough, combat-ready, all-American hero who never surrenders. But the one thing he can't fight? His smoldering, intense attraction to his girlfriend's younger sister. He's always kept his feelings locked deeply down. But when his girlfriend betrays him the night before he ships off to Afghanistan, Bram has one chance to show the woman he's resisted for years that he wants her as fiercely as the first day he saw her.

Ever since her older sister first brought home the soldier with steely hard muscles and piercing eyes, Jaelyn has wanted Bram, and when her sister casts him aside the night before he leaves, Jaelyn can't resist one steamy hot kiss with him. But danger is not far behind, and even as a deadly enemy hunts them, their relationship only grows more explosive. It's all Bram can do to keep Jaelyn safe, but with a threat this powerful, will they pay the ultimate price for their passion?
 

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dark Stranger by I. T. Lucas books 1-3 Review

A friend recently recommended the Children of the Gods series by I.T. Lucas and I found a fresh take on a genre that is getting somewhat stale. Her premise of a near immortal race that have been living amongst us since the beginning of time that were descended from Gods is a unique take on the origins of Greek and Roman mythology plus a bit of Vampire lore thrown in for good measure.
Books 1-3 are the love story of Kian and Syssi's story and you can't read out of order or really review one without the others.
So sit back and enjoy my review(s) of the first three novels in the series on audible plus a Q&A courtesy of Ms. Lucas's website.



Book 1                 Book 2                               Book 3

Monday, August 28, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Interview - Emma Douglas - Need You Now

I'm happy to bring you Emma Douglas' first in her new Cloud Bay series, Need You Now.  I hope our interview peaks your interest in the novel and the new series. Learn a bit about Cloud Bay, then enter to win a copy for yourself.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781250110985
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-29-2017
Length: 304pp
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Overview:
Welcome to the small island town of Cloud Bay, where it’s never the wrong time to find a love that’s oh-so-right. . .
Caleb White knows what he wants out of life—and being a star tennis player is not it. After speaking to the press about his plans to retire, Caleb decides that a trip to quaint, beautiful Cloud Bay for its legendary music festival is exactly what he needs. There will be time to figure out what to do with his life without a racket in his hand soon enough. Until then, Caleb is content to be stuck on an island with CloudFest’s gorgeous director Faith Harper. . .
The daughter of a famous rock star, Faith knows all about fame, fortune, and hot flings that aren’t meant to last longer than a few good songs. Gorgeous, built Caleb is a temptation she can’t resist, but she’s not prepared for the way he makes her feel. . .and the dreams that they both share. What begins as a carefree distraction deepens into something real. But is Caleb ready to put his celebrity behind him and give life in the slow lane with Faith a chance?



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Friday, August 25, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Showcase - The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

Summer is almost unofficially over so it's time to put away those beach reads and pick up something with a little more meat on the bone. That's why I'm excited to bring you this showcase of Erica Spindler's new psychological thriller, The Other Girl. After you find out a little about the read enter to win a print copy of your own. Details below.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:  9781250083654
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-22-2017
Length: 256pp
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Overview:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Justice for Sara and The First Wife Erica Spindler comes The Other Girl, a chilling new thriller about a ritualistic murder of a college professor that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she’d put behind her.
"Explosive.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A fantastic thriller from one of the best in the genre!” —RT Reviews
A horrific crime. One witness—a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law.
Is it any surprise no one believed her?
Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community.
When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she’d buried, along with her past and the girl she’d been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed…except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn’t exist.
Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop—the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common—except Miranda.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Interview with Gregory Randall - The Cherry Pickers

I'm excited to introduce you to Gregory Randall author of The Cherry Pickers. Read on, learn a little about his novel then enter for a chance to win a copy sponsored by Randall's publicity firm Author/Guide. Details below.
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ISBN-13: 9780998708300
Publisher: Windsor Hill Publishing
Release Date: 02-18-2017
Length: 354pp
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Overview:
Gregory C. Randall weaves a tale of secrets in northern Michigan during that hot and stormy summer. With the constant fear of nuclear war, an exploding Middle East, and memories of World War II still fresh with flowers on soldier's graves; a fourteen year old boy realizes that he is growing up. In Howie Smith's world of primal forests, orderly orchards, and Lake Michigan; he learns about life and begins to understand death. A crazy aunt, a dying uncle, and the unyielding pressure to bring in the demanding crop of cherries, Howie is forced to realize there is more to life than baseball. Randall unveils, during this brief summer, a family's fears and triumphs. He explores a region of America left apart from the chaos of the world. It is a place of needed yet unwanted migrant pickers, backwoods people who must live off the land, and the grand lake that encloses them all. But Howie discovers it is also a realm of wonders.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Irresistible You by Kate Meader Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Irresistible Your by Kate Meader blog tour. 
Enjoy!


IRRESISTIBLE YOU
Chicago Rebels series, Book 1
Kate Meader
Pocket Star EBooks
August 14, 2017
$1.99 (August 14th – August 27th, 2017)
$5.99 (After August 27th, 2017)
ISBN 9781501168550
Purchase: Amazon/B&N/Kobo

Overview:
IRRESISTIBLE YOU kicks of the all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series by Kate Meader, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Showcase - Review - Devil's Cut by J.R. Ward


Devil's Cut is the finale of Ward's, couldn't put it down, only books I have pre-ordered in AGES, Bourbon Kings trilogy. You also can't read them out of order.
I hope you enjoy my review of the audible edition!


Devil's Cut: A Bourbon Kings novel

Written by: J. R. Ward
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
Series: Bourbon Kings, Book 3
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:08-01-17
Publisher: Random House Audio
Buy it: Audible

Overview:
In New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward's thrilling finale to her Bourbon Kings series, the Bradford family dynasty teeters on the edge of collapse after the murder of their patriarch - and a shocking arrest.
At first the death of William Baldwine, the head of the Bradford family, was ruled a suicide. But then his eldest son and sworn enemy, Edward, came forward and confessed to what was, in fact, a murder. Now in police custody, Edward mourns not the disintegration of his family or his loss of freedom...but the woman he left behind. His love, Sutton Smythe, is the only person he has ever truly cared about, but as she is the CEO of the Bradford Bourbon Company's biggest competitor, any relationship between them is impossible. And then there's the reality of the jail time that Edward is facing.
Lane Baldwine was supposed to remain in his role of playboy, forever in his big brother Edward's shadow. Instead he has become the new head of the family and the company. Convinced that Edward is covering for someone else, Lane and his true love, Lizzie King, go on the trail of a killer - only to discover a secret that is as devastating as it is game changing.
As Lane rushes to discover the truth and Sutton finds herself irresistibly drawn to Edward in spite of his circumstances, the lives of everyone at Easterly will never be the same again. For some this is good; for others it could be a tragedy beyond imagining. Only one thing is for certain: Love survives all things. Even murder.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Showcase - The Lady of Royale Street by Thea De Salle

Today I'm showcasing The Lady of Royale Street by Thea De Salle, it's number 3 in her NOLA Nights series and available starting today.
Enjoy!

ISBN-13: 9781501156106
Publisher: Pocket Star/Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 08-21-2017
Length: 252pp
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OVERVIEW:From the New York Times bestselling author of the NOLA Nights series comes a rollicking, sexy tale of opposites attracting in the midst of wedding planning.

Alex DuMont is everything his brother Sol isn’t: regimented, serious, and devout. Between twelve-hour workdays, service to the church, punishing daily workouts, and bi-weekly therapy sessions, Alex is, as Sol once put it, “a kettle perpetually whistling as it boils itself to death.” So when Sol announces his marriage to Arianna Barrington, heiress and society sweetheart, Alex is the absolute worst choice to be his best man. Sol asks anyway and Alex reluctantly agrees. It’s only a week, after all, and Alex should be able to stop himself from throttling his big brother for a meager seven days. Probably. Maybe.

Theresa Ivarson is Arianna’s best friend and the maid of honor. A decorated photojournalist who interrupts her globetrotting to stand beside her friend, Theresa is beautiful, witty, and unafraid to speak her mind. So when she is faced with working with the best man from Hell, a Viking who doesn’t know how to smile, is bossy, and about as pleasant as a cactus, the sparks are bound to fly—and not in the good way. To make matters worse, Sol and Rain's wedding planner was hit by a bus the week before their special day, and Alex and Theresa find themselves at the center of a list-ditch effort to pull the wedding together. But when you can’t decide if you want to kiss or kill someone, something’s bound to break.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - Baba Connridh by Michelle Franklin

It's time once again to turn the blog over to my fantastic guest reviewer Sophia Rose. Today she's reviewing Baba Connridh by Michelle Franklin,  A Frewyn Fable.
Sophia Rose it's all yours!!

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Baba Connridh: A Tale of Frewyn by Michelle Franklin
Fantasy
Publisher: Indie
Published:  5.21.17
Pages:  99
ASIN: B072PQTRNF
Format: eARC
Source:  Author
Sellers:  Amazon

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Overview:
Gran Mara Connridh, known to her few friends as Baba, is Frewyn's oldest farmer. 

She spends her days marching over her fields with her cat at her side, throwing stones at children, frightening her neighbours, and avoiding unwanted visitors by telling them exactly what she thinks about them when they should happen to stop by. All is prepared for the coming harvest on Baba's farm, and she has nothing more to do but sit by her hearth and disdain the world, until a visit from the gods and two wanton fey force her to leave her house and put her old powers back into practice. 

Beware the grans with charms and magic knitters. They are never as frail and friable as they appear.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Showcase - Interview - Kelley Armstrong Rituals

#1 NYT bestseller Kelley Armstrong has just released #5 and her finale in the Cainsville series, Rituals. I was lucky enough to chat with her about it and am pleased to share it with you all.
Enjoy!
ISBN-13: 9780345815231
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 496pp
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Overview: (note to avoid spoilers overview is purposefully vague)
When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded. Running from the fall-out, she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois, but she couldn’t resist trying to dig out the truth about her birth parents’ crimes. She began working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer who also had links to the town; their investigation soon revealed Celtic mysteries at work in Cainsville, and also entangled Olivia in a tense love triangle with the calculating Gabriel and her charming biker boyfriend, Ricky. Worse, troubling visions revealed to Olivia that the three of them were reenacting an ancient drama pitting the elders of Cainsville against the mysterious Huntsmen with Olivia as the prize.

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.
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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 fiancĂ©’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.
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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

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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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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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