Sunday, August 31, 2014

One Favorite Moment Event and Giveaway: Ten Tiny Breaths Series by K.A. Tucker

I'm sort of happy and slightly sad to see this series ending.  I've loved each and every book in this series. With the release of In Her Wake tomorrow, author K.A. Tucker will be putting some of my favorite characters behind her (for now hopefully), as she explores the other stories clamoring to be written.  I think the idea to share one favorite moment is wonderful, but I have so many, four books worth, so I decided to share one moment from each novel.

You can click on each cover and it'll take you to my review.  This series is a must read for any one who loves romance and suspense.  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway of Hard Knox by Nicole Williams

I always get very excited when I see Nicole has a new book out.  I haven't read a book of hers I haven't loved yet!  So you can understand why I'm so excited to be sharing my review of Hard Knox with you today! 

Review: Rock, Rattle & Roll by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: Rainbow Rage Publishing
Synopsis: Loving in fast forward...

Love on the fast track has been the definition of Harper and Deacon McCoy's relationship. In between studio sessions with Deacon's band, Oblivion, and building a new clientele for Harper's catering business, the newlyweds haven't had time to sleep let alone have a honeymoon.

Deacon convinces Harper that they need a week alone together before her business as well as a new album and tour swallows them whole. Since Texas has always held special meaning for them, they head to Galveston to recharge and remember what it's like to just be a couple.
A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin on skin action is just what the rock star ordered. Until the future once again comes much quicker than they expected, threatening to crumble not only their perfect honeymoon but also their brand new marriage.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Author Interview, Review, and Giveaway for Thin Love by Eden Butler

This book is beautiful beyond words.  I'm going to try and do it justice in my review.  Odds are on high I'm not going to be able to.  Trust me, you're going to want to read this and will thank me once you have!

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway for Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux

I really enjoyed this tale of an ice skater finding love on the rink.  Don't forget to check out Jennifer's other books and the giveaway!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review: Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: August 28th, 2014
Publisher: Caped Publishing
Synopsis: This is a full-length novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the fourth book in the 'Knitting in the City' series. 

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit. 

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.

Review: Pack Up the Moon by Rachael Herron

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: March 3rd, 2014
Publisher: NAL
Synopsis: A poignant novel about loss, lies, and the unbreakable bonds of family.

Three years after a horrible tragedy took her son and tore her family apart, artist Kate Monroe is beginning to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. At a gala showcasing her triumphant return to the art world, Kate’s world is rocked again when the daughter she gave up for adoption twenty-two years ago introduces herself.
Pree is the child Kate never knew and never forgot. But Pree has questions that Kate isn’t sure she’s ready to answer. For one thing, she never told Pree’s father, her high school sweetheart and ex-husband, Nolan, that they had a daughter. For another, Kate hasn’t spoken to Nolan for three years, not since the accident which took their nine-year-old son from them. But to keep Pree from leaving forever, Kate will have to confront the secrets that have haunted her since her son died and discover if the love of her family is strong enough to survive even the most heartbreaking of betrayals…

Release Day Launch: Beauty & the Mustache by Penny Reid

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Blitz and Tour: Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid

Beauty and the Mustache
Publication Date: August 28, 2014
Genres: ContemporaryHumorRomance
Purchase from: Amazon • Nook • Kobo • iBooks •
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There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.

This is a full-length novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the fourth book in the 'Knitting in the City'

Also in the Series:
Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1) Tour: Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny ReidFriends Without Benefits (Knitting in the City, #2) Love Hacked (Knitting in the City, #3)

About Penny Reid

Author-Photo-Penny-Reid-300x300SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).
By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Author Interview, Review, and Giveaway for Sweet Fall by Tillie Cole

There is no way I can praise this book and the author, Tillie Cole, enough.  I can already tell you I won't be able to do the book justice in my review, but I'm going to try  my best.  Tillie's written another book that rocked my world and that will rock yours too.  All you have to do is start reading and you'll be hooked.

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Heart by Nicola Hudson

I'm really excited about this book!  I haven't read any of Nicola's books yet but the blurb is hitting all the right buttons. I have a feeling I'm going to love this book!

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Shame by Rachel Van Dyken

I'm so excited to share the cover of Rachel Van Dyken's Shame with you!  The book is going to be fantastic and the cover reflects that!  Enjoy the excerpt!

Review: Love by Numbers by Sara Donovan

22046635Rating:  ★★★1/2 stars
Date published:
Publisher: AUS Impulse 
Synopsis: What if there was a scientific 7-step formula that triggered your heart into feeling passion? Would you follow it to fall in love with your 'nice guy' bestie - the sensible choice who was actually available? Set in the glittering lower north shore of Sydney, Love by Numbers follows the story of April, a successful HR executive who is in the middle of a serious man drought. To deal with her boredom, she fantasises more than she should about her hot, but uninterested-to-say-the-least office crush, Ryan. When April finally gets Ryan to drinks one night and she watches him fall for her flirtatious house-mate, April decides to never again trust her instinctual 'man-picker'. Her only solution is to rewire her brain, and create passion with the one guy she knows she can trust. This is a story about how far you can go to control your heart's choices, and what happens when you try.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway of Black Collar Empire by A N Latro

This series is so interesting.  I read two novellas and a novel all within 24 hours.  I couldn't put them down and I've got some hunches about the story I want to confirm, so I'm really eager for book 2.  I'm also thinking the grand prize of the annotated copy might help confirm or deny my guesses too.  

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Raine by J.C. Valentine

Check out the cover for J.C. Valentine's new book and the giveaway she has to celebrate it!

Review: Kick by Holly S. Roberts

22468690Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: H.S. Roberts
Synopsis: Cami Avesque is a shy, wannabe journalist, working for the largest newspaper in Ohio. She’s stuck editing classified ads until she lands her big break. That break comes when the only female sports reporter goes on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy. For some reason, Cami is chosen to cover The Slam, a rugby team in Colt, Ohio. They have a chance of going all the way to the Rugby League Championship.

Unfortunately, Cami has a poor track record with jocks and going all the way is one of her problems. Because of her past, she hides her assets behind clothes that are a size too large and big glasses that camouflage the sexual sizzle that eats ripped bodies for lunch. Shy, she must remember she’s shy. If only man muscle didn't bring her wild side out to play she might survive a rugby try.

Gorgeous brothers, Van and Joel Stelson, own, manage, and play for The Slam. They see through Cami’s cover up and attack in order to make their goal. Who will be the first to get her in bed? Who will be the first to win her heart?

Remember in rugby… 80 Minutes, 15 Positions, No Protection, Lets Ruck!

Release Day Launch and Giveaway: Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase

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I am beyond excited about the Release Day Launch of Nichole Chase's RELUCTANTLY ROYAL!! RELUCTANTLY ROYAL is a New Adult contemporary romance novel being published by HarperCollins Avon imprint and is the third book in Nichole Chase’s Suddenly Series. I love the swoony romance in these books and this one delivers in spades!

Teaser Tuesday: Boarded by Love by Toni Aleo

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I'm very excited to share this little bit of the book with you.  I hope you are as tempted as I am!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Author Spotlight and Interview: Meghan Quinn and her Hot-Lanta Series

I recently had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the first three books in Meghan's Hot-Lanta Series.  It's a contemporary romance series that features hot Atlanta Braves baseball players and the women in their lives.  Read on to find out more about Meghan and what she had to say about her books.

Release Day Launch and Giveaway: Her Destiny by Monica Murphy

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I am excited to bring you the Release Day Launch of Monica Murphy's HER DESTINY! HER DESTINY is a young adult Contemporary Romance and the sequel to HIS REVERIE. Grab your copy today!

Review: Compromising Positions by Mary Whitney

Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: January 24th, 2014
Publisher: Posit Publishing
Synopsis: We weren’t supposed to be friends. We weren’t even supposed to like each other. 

I’m Michael Grath. I’ll admit I was elected to Congress on my Republican family history. I was out to make a name for myself, until I met Jessie Clark, a spitfire Democrat.

She’d be my nemesis, if I could just stop thinking about her. We’ve got nothing and everything in common, and one big issue that divides us. All of this is going to land us in more than one compromising position.

And like I said, we weren’t supposed to be friends, we weren’t even supposed to like each other, and we certainly weren’t supposed to fall in love.

Cover Reveal: London Loves by Theresa Troutman

Title: London Loves 
            Author : Theresa Troutman
        Release Date: Sept 15th 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Promo and Author Interview of A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

It's FINALLY here!  I always feel like the wait between books written by Tijan is infinite.  It's hard to wait for her to write and edit a book.  Especially since I usually end up reading what's she written in a couple of hours.  Tijan has very quickly become a favorite author of mine and of many others as well.  :)

Book Blitz, Excerpt, Interview, and Giveaway: Come Back to Texas by K.K. Hendin

I am so excited to share this book with all of you!  K.K. writes books with lots of heart and emotions.  Be prepared to fall in love and the feels coming your way!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Review: Elect by Rachel Van Dyken

18210033Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: December 10th, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Synopsis: Would you die for the one you love?
Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him. 

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family's sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend... But Trace isn't ready to give up on a future with Nix--and if he won't fight for them, she will. 

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner . . .

Review: Entice by Rachel Van Dyken

18465431Rating:  ★★★★ stars
Date published: May 13th, 2014
Publisher: Rachel Van Dyken
Synopsis: From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series...

“As burns this saint, so burns my soul. I enter alive, and I will have to get out dead.”

Chase Winter let the love of his life slip through his fingers and into the hands of his best friend and mafia boss of the Abandanato family. Now that he's been given a second chance to right a wrong--he refuses to let his own selfishness stand in the way. The only problem? He's not fully in possession of his heart, so when Mil De Lange, the girl who's innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US, asks him for a favor. He actually says yes, not realizing that that one yes has the power to destroy them all. 

Mil's been in love with Chase as long as she can remember, but as the years went by, the love turned to hate, and now that he's agreed to help her, she's wondering if she made a fatal error. Because Chase isn't a teenager anymore. He's a hot blooded male, bent on owning every part of her body and soul, and willing to kill anyone in his path who dares stand in the way. 

It's time for secrets to finally be revealed...but make no mistake, it's going to take a lot of bloodshed for those truths to be discovered.

You've never read a New Adult Mafia story like this before...loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated. Welcome to the Family. Blood in--No out. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Review: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: March 14th, 2013
Publisher: Caped Publishing
Synopsis: This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the first book in the Knitting in the City series.

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit.

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can't refuse.

Review: Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: September 29th, 2013
Publisher: Caped Publishing
Synopsis: Friends Without Benefits can be read as a standalone, is a full length 120k word novel, and is book#2 in the Knitting in the City Series. 

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she's unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit. 

Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.

Review: Love Hacked by Penny Reid

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: March 6th, 2014
Publisher: Cipher-Naught
Synopsis: There are three things you need to know about Sandra Fielding: 1) She makes all her first dates cry, 2) She hasn't been kissed in over two years, and 3) She knows how to knit. 

Sandra has difficulty removing her psychotherapist hat. Of her last 30 dates, 29 have ended the same way: the man sobbing uncontrollably. After one such disaster, Sandra--near desperation and maybe a little tipsy--gives in to a seemingly harmless encounter with her hot waiter, Alex. Argumentative, secretive, and hostile Alex may be the opposite of everything Sandra knows is right for her. But now, the girl who has spent all her life helping others change for the better, must find a way to cope with falling for someone who refuses to change at all. 

This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the third book in the Knitting in the City series. All books in the series can be read as a standalone.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway of The Last Thing by Briana Gaitan

The Last Thing Blog Tour Aug 15- Sept 2nd

I'm very happy to share with you the review for The Last Thing, written by a fellow blogger.  Make sure you check out this book and the giveaway!

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Black Collar Empire by A N Lantro


Today I have a very special book release to share with you. BLACK COLLAR EMPIRE by AN Latro is out NOW and as an added bonus, you can get 2 novellas from the series for FREE! Book information for each and the giveaway is listed below.

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Captured Love by Juliana Haygert

Juliana Haygert is coming out with a new book y'all!  I'm so excited to share the lovely cover, synopsis, teaser, and two giveaways with you!

Review: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: July 2nd, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Synopsis: Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for Burning Through Gravity by Addison Moore

This book is freakin' amazing!  I loved it.  Read on to find out how much and laugh while I try to explain it.  There's an equally amazing giveaway I'm thinking of entering myself...

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for Next To You by Claudia Y. Burgoa

This is the second book in the Life series by Claudia Y. Burgoa.  It wraps us Dan and Becca's story.  Boy have these guys had it rough!  Read on to find out more and don't forget to enter the giveaway! :)

Review: Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y. Burgoa

18443722Rating:  ★★★★ stars
Date published: July 31st, 2013
Publisher: Literally Alpaca Illustrations, LLC
Synopsis: Becca Trent lived her childhood next to a cruel woman — her mom —who lived to torment and neglect her. During her high school years, her mother married; bringing home not only a new husband, but a step sister her same age. The latter took over her Mom's role — making Becca's life miserable. Including stealing Ian — Becca's best friend and boyfriend — Lisa treated her worse than her mother had for the previous fifteen years. A couple years later, thing ended up in tragedy. 

Becca buried that part of her life in the deep corners of her psyche, caught between sanity and nightmares. Between therapy, work and her constantly looming past she can't seem to find room to breathe. The memories of her late step-sister, Lisa, are her closest company. 

Her best friend, Dan gives her that family love she always lacked. Everything was close to perfect, until everything and everyone from her past came back. Now she's trying to figure out how to survive and keep that bond which seems now to be held together by a thread.

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Love Me Later by Libby Rice

Today I have the gorgeous cover reveal for Libby Rice’s Love Me Later to share with you.So without further ado:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Exclusive Giveaway: Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining

Boy do I have a giveaway for you!  The fantastic author of Beautiful Addictions, is giving away a signed copy here on the blog!  I almost don't want to share it with any of you so I can get a signed copy and that awesome shirt, but since that would be cruel and unfair, I won't.

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Thin Love by Eden Butler

I am a huge fan of crossover novels and Eden Butler in general.  Her books are always amazing and I never fail to fall in love with her characters.  If you haven't tried any of her new adult Seeking Serenity books, then this book is perfect to start off with.  It's a stand alone novel and may just be her best yet!

Review: The Yarn Spinner by Deborah Smith

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: January 14th, 2014
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Synopsis: A Crossroads Café Short Story 27 pages long
She's destined to love Gus MacBride--if she survives her first year in the Crossroads Cove.
A thread of hope is all she needs.
Damaged, confused, alone. Cathy Deen Mitternich recognizes her old self in the fragile survivor huddled in the sheep barn's storage room at Rainbow Goddess Farm. Former art teacher Lucy Parmenter may be beyond even the tough-love magic of the farm, a live-in counseling center for abused women. Afraid to set a foot outside, drugged on medication, and filled with despair, Lucy needs the big biscuit magic of the Crossroad Café's Delta Whittlespoon. Together, Cathy and Delta search for a lifeline that represents Lucy's best hope of holding on. 
Their search ends in Lucy's new home at the barn. When Lucy discovers the magic there, neither she nor Cathy will ever be the same. 

Deborah Smith is the author of The Crossroads Café, chosen as a Top Five Romance of 2006 by Library Journal, a Number One bestseller at Kindle, and a bestseller at the Wall Street Journal. Her bestselling Crossroad Café Novellas include The Biscuit Witch and The Pickle Queen. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of A Place To Call Home.

Review: The Biscuit Witch by Deborah Smith

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: April 30th, 2013
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Synopsis: Dear Dr. Firth:
I know you are in your cups at this time, drinking and sleeping under trees, but I have some experience rehabilitating lost souls in that regard, and so I am enclosing a box of my biscuits and a cold-wrapped container of cream gravy for dessert. Please eat and write back. 
We need a veterinarian of your gumption here in the Crossroads Cove of Jefferson County. 
—Delta Whittlespoon, proprietress of The Crossroads Café

Biscuit witches, Mama called them. She’d heard the term as a girl. She’d inherited that talent. My mother could cast spells on total strangers simply by setting a plate of her biscuits in front of them. –Tal MacBride

Welcome back to the Crossroads Cove where new loves, old feuds, and poignant mysteries will challenge siblings Tal, Gabby, and Gus MacBride to fight for the home they lost and to discover just how important their family once was, and still is, to the proud people of the Appalachian highlands. 

Tallulah MacBride hasn’t been back to North Carolina since their parents’ tragic deaths, twenty years ago. But now, Tal heads to cousin Delta Whittlespoon’s famous Crossroads Café in the mountains above Asheville, hoping to find a safe hiding place for her young daughter, Eve. 

What she finds is Cousin Delta gone, the café in a biscuit crisis, and a Scotsman, who refuses to believe she’s passing through instead of “running from.” He believes she needs a knight in shining flannel.

When a pair of sinister private eyes show up, Tal’s troubles are just beginning. 

For Tal’s brother and sister—Gabby, the Pickle Queen, and Gus, the Kitchen Charmer—the next part of the journey will lead down forgotten roads and into beautiful but haunted legacies.

Review: The Pickle Queen by Deborah Smith

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: November 15th, 2013
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Synopsis: The Pickle Queen 
A Crossroads Cafe Novella 
Book Two of The MacBrides 
Pickles are mentioned in the Bible. Cleopatra ate them as a beauty regimen. Shakespeare put them in his plays. Mason designed jars for bottling them. So did Ball. Did Mason and Ball fight over the King of the Pickle Jars title? I don't know. I did know this much: I used pickles to keep fear, pride, and my love of Jay Wakefield behind a door I would not risk opening again. Even now. 
Wakefields take what they want. MacBrides never surrender. For nearly a hundred years, a battle of wills between these two deeply-rooted Appalachian families has ended in defeat and heartache-most often, for MacBrides. Now the MacBride name is barely more than a legend, and it's up to Gabby MacBride to deal with the pain of her childhood memories and also the challenge of a MacBride legacy she's only beginning to understand. 
That will mean coming to terms with her bittersweet love for Jay Wakefield, the lonely rich boy who became her soul mate when they were kids, before the dark demands of his own legacy forced him to betray her.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Review Tour: Warning Track by Meghan Quinn

I didn't think this series could get any better or crazier, but I was wrong! It can and I am happy to get on the train that is all things Hot-Lanta and enjoy the ride!

Release Day Blitz: A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

It's here!  One of Tijan's novels which was originally published on Word Press and other sites has now been polished and edited.  Today it's been released into the wild as an ebook and will shortly be available as a paperback.  Tijan has this was of writing that captures you.  It's almost impossible to put down one of her books.  Congratulations Tijan on your new release!

Review: Playing the Field by Meghan Quinn

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Rating:  ★★★★ stars
Date published: November 13th, 2013
Publisher: Meghan Quinn
Synopsis: The gang is back and this time there is a wedding to celebrate, except that is the last thing on Molly Meyers’ mind. After losing her fiancé, Luke, two years ago, the last thing on her mind is helping her best friend, Jane Bradley, plan her wedding and celebrate the annoyingly, obnoxious, lovey-dovey relationship Jane has with Braves first baseman, Brady Matthews. 

Austin Lee, rookie outfielder for the Braves finds himself in the middle of a blonde tornado known as Molly. When her fiancé died, he gave her space and time to heal but always admired her from a far. Never in a million years did he think he would be bedding his dream girl and planning a future with her starring as his leading lady. 

Patty O’Neil, abuse victim and Jane’s friend, finds herself struggling to let any man back in her life. Marc Sullivan, Braves catcher and Brady’s best friend, wants to be that man in Patty’s life but is finding it awfully difficult to crack the wall Patty built around herself. Patty wants Marc as a friend but Marc wants more. 

Lucy Reynolds, Austin’s best friend and Molly’s worst enemy never thought she would find the love of her life while sitting in a café, eating Greek food and reading her Kindle but she did. Connor Cartwright luckily came into her life and she couldn't be happier. The only problem is…he is Luke’s brother, something Molly can’t seem to accept. 

"Playing the Field" goes through the lives of the Hot-Lanta gang as they tangle a drama filled web together, screwing each other, lying to one another, and sabotaging each other’s lives. Follow their story as once again the drama unfolds, feelings are hurt, slaps are thrown and Hot-Mess Molly tries to make everyone just as unhappy and miserable as she is.

Music Monday: Boarded by Love by Toni Aleo

Boarded by Love by Toni Aleo
Coming September 8th, 2014!

Release Day Launch and Giveaway: Uncover Me by Linda Barlow


This book looks very interesting.  I kind of want to see how Nick and Ellie survive the madness they're stuck in.  And for a limited time it's available for $0.99!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Review: Caught Looking by Meghan Quinn

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Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: October 2013
Publisher: Meghan Quinn
Synopsis: Things are starting to heat up in Atlanta, or at least in Jane’s celibate life of two years. On the two year anniversary of her nasty split between her and her ex, Jane’s friends, Molly – class “A” filthy mouth – and Albert – flamboyant dresser extraordinaire – decide it’s high time Jane drops the conservative persona, let loose and start to have some fun once again. 

Brady Matthews, Atlanta Braves first baseman and well known through the media as Atlanta’s gigolo, thought he was just taking his new teammate, Michael Banks, out on the town. Little did he know Michael’s friend from college, Jane, was going to show up at their table and turn his world upside down. 

When Brady meets Jane, he is instantly attracted to Jane’s innocence and inner sex kitten but the last thing she wants is to be thrown into another relationship with such a publicly known man-whore especially after her heart was broken so devastatingly. Brady makes it his mission to win Jane over and make her see him as the man he actually is, not the way the media perceives him. But it is not that simple. Wedding plans, spring training, ex’s, old college friends, the paparazzi and gossip magazines seem to keep getting in the way of Brady’s goal to earn Jane’s heart. 

Caught Looking goes through the love lives of Jane, Brady and their group of friends fighting the hardships of cheating, trusting, losing love and trying to find it once again. In one of America’s hottest cities, the gang heats up the sheets while their lives entangle together causing heartache, suffering through loss and finding love….hopefully.

Review: Before He Was Famous by Becky Wicks

Rating:  ★★★★ stars
Date published: May 29th, 2014
Publisher: Becky Wicks Books
Synopsis: One guy, one girl. One in the spotlight. One in the shadows.

Falling in love with your best friend isn’t always a great idea, especially when he’s Noah Lockton - the sexiest, most famous new talent on the planet. When 21-year-old small-town photographer Chloe Campbell is offered the chance of a lifetime – to join her celebrity childhood friend Noah on tour as an exclusive blogger for a New York magazine – she’s certain both have put what happened four years ago behind them. But his eyes still burn; his voice is still a jackhammer to her heartstrings; all his songs are about her. Is it possible that that night still haunts them both?

The music industry is a machine, spinning hype and rumors as much as his records. It’s not just Noah’s girlfriends who’ve got it in for Chloe (there’s no stopping the Twitter-obsessed, cat-loving pop-star Courtney Lentini for starters). Pretty soon, the jealousy and media frenzy surrounding these so-called-friends takes a life-changing turn and it seems making love means making enemies at every turn. When tragedy threatens to pull the final curtain on their relationship, both Chloe and Noah must make a choice. As much as this world leaves them starstruck, is living their dream really worth living without each other?

A story of lifelong friendships, love and hope, set in a world of celebrity, fame and social media gone very, very wrong.

From International Bestselling HarperCollins Author, Becky Wicks, comes a new adult romance that will leave you starstruck. 

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.***

Review: The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

18754768Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Synopsis: Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks. 

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer. 

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all. 

When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: Palace Hills by S. Briones Lim

I've never read anything by S. Briones Lim, but this book looks really interesting and I thought some of you may not know about it and might want to check this book out.

Review: Going Long by Ginger Scott

Rating:  ★★★1/2
Date published: October 1st, 2013
Publisher: Ginger Scott
Synopsis: They fell in love in high school and found their way back to one another despite the odds. But can first loves really be forever? For Reed Johnson, the dream was always football. But then Nolan Lennox took over his heart. Is he willing to give up his first love just to keep his true love? Or will he be too late? 

Reed and Nolan’s story continues in "Going Long," sequel to "Waiting on the Sidelines."

Review: Perfect 10 by Erin McCarthy

21569250Rating: ★★★1/2 stars
Date published: May 1st, 2014
Publisher: Cosmo Hot Reads by Harlequin
Synopsis: Katrina’s Lesson in Social Media Disasters 

or How Technology Can Bite You In The A**

Katrina Phillips is an expert social media manager. But that doesn’t mean she can’t make mistakes. Horrible, hide-in-your-closet-forever mistakes... like accidentally syncing her BootyBook app with her online profiles.

Blammo. Now everyone in the world can see who Katrina has dated and how they rated in appearance, sexual performance, and (OMG) detailed descriptions of their manly parts! Now her phone is blowing up with irate exes—and an out-of-the-blue text from the only guy who came close to a perfect score...

Katrina has had a thing for Drew Jordan since forever ago, even if a booze-fuelled one-nighter did destroy their friendship. So why is he suddenly texting her now—and is it because she rated his Sexy Staff Of Manliness as “magnificent”? Now the only way to satisfy her curiosity is to reunite with Drew... and rate him all over again!

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