Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: 'Tis The Season for Forgiving by Nikki Lynn Barrett

'Tis the Season for Forgiving

by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Holiday Contemporary Romance
ebook, 185 pages
December 17th 2014 
Secret Santa #3


Eric Jensen doesn't need the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to know he's made his fair share of mistakes. The reminders haunt him every day of his life, but a terrible loss becomes an eye opener this holiday season. A heartbreaking question from a young boy pushes Eric to do some serious soul searching, and helps him strive to be better.

Forgiving is the key...

Petra Cavannaugh spent the past two years growing as a person. She left her ex-boyfriend and struggled to make it on her own as a single mother. When Eric shows up at her doorstep one night just needing to see her, she wonders if he's finally becoming the man she always wished he'd be.

The best gift could be a second chance...

As Eric shows a side to Petra she's never seen, the two grow closer. But is forgiveness enough to take another chance on love? Eric must learn to forgive himself, and Petra has to learn to put her trust in the new Eric and not let his past dictate her future.

There are more than presents waiting to be opened. Will this Christmas finally open the two hearts sealed tightly shut?



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Review: Treasuring Theresa by Susana Ellis

Treasuring Theresa

by Susana Ellis

Regency Historical Romance
ebook, 44 pages
January 3, 2013 by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.


At the betrothal ball of the man she had expected to marry herself, Lady Theresa latches on to the most dashing gentleman present, hoping to divert attention from her own humiliation. That gentleman happens to be her father’s distant cousin and heir, Damian Ashby, a useless London fribble, in her opinion. He is not favorably impressed with her either.

But when her father becomes mortally ill and Damian is unwillingly obligated to spend time with her at the Earl’s country estate, the two of them unexpectedly find admirable qualities in each other and discover a mutual attraction.

But can a London swell and a country lady ever make their diverse lives and interests work together?



Friday, November 27, 2015

Review: The Third MacPherson Sister by Susana Ellis

The Third MacPherson Sister

by Susana Ellis

Regency Historical Romance
ebook, 65 pages
October 27, 2015 by Golden Age Publishing


After a disastrous fourth Season in London, Rebecca and her mother take refuge in Bath to determine their next course of action. Rebecca has always known she’ll never be able to measure up to her older sisters, the “Golden Twins,” who were the reigning queens of the ton in their day, but surely there is a gentleman somewhere capable of appreciating her finer qualities.

Miles Framingham, Duke of Aylesbury, finds himself in need a wife… although he doesn’t really want one. Burdened with the responsibilities of a dukedom from a young age, what he really yearns for is freedom. Marriage to the right woman, though, might not be such an onerous task.

When the hapless Rebecca finds herself pushed into the lap of this eminently eligible duke in the nave of Bath Abbey, a match between them seems ordained by the heavens… except for the little matter of his past history with her sisters.

This story originally appeared in the Sweet Summer Kisses collection from Summer 2015.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: I'll Be There by Samantha Chase (Excerpt)

Welcome! Today is the teaser Tuesday and I will be sharing about Samantha Chase's future release I'LL BE THERE. This is the sixth book in Montgomery Brother's Series.

I'll Be There

by Samantha Chase

Contemporary Romance
ebook, print, audiobook, 354 pages
December 1, 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
The Montgomery Brothers #6


Book #6 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery series

This Montgomery Has a Head for Business


Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn't answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She's used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn't hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic...and gorgeous.

And a Heart for Adventure


Zach's perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help...but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be a man worthy of Gabriella's love.


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Release Blast: My Lady Gloriana by Sylvia Halliday (Excerpt, Giveaway)

 

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My Lady Gloriana

by Sylvia Halliday

Regency Historical Romance
ebook & print, 280 pages
November 24, 2015 by Diversion Publishing


In this twist on the Pygmalion story, a duke makes a wager that he can bed the uncouth Lady Gloriana. But the bet takes on a life of its own...

The year is 1725. Lady Gloriana Baniard is a beautiful fish out of water. Brought up on the mean streets of London, she is a brash, blunt, obscene force of nature. But thanks to a brief marriage to a disgraced aristocrat, she is forced to live with his noble family and endure the humiliating process of learning to be a lady. Rebelling, she runs away to Yorkshire, where she intends to be a blacksmith, a skill at which she excels. She knows she’ll need a manservant to front for her. When John Thorne appears, she hires him, stirred as much by his irresistible attraction as by his strength.

John Haviland, Duke of Thorneleigh, is an arrogant, indolent gambler and womanizer. Having seen Gloriana just once, he yearns to make her his own. When he learns she has run away from her family, he makes a wild bet with his wastrel companions―he will find the lady and bed her. Disguised as a humble servant, he becomes her assistant, learning the blacksmith trade. The clash of wills between these two proud people creates more sparks than a blacksmith’s anvil, as Gloriana learns to be a lady, Thorne learns humility―and desire deepens to love.



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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Review: The Test of Time by Nicole Zoltack

The Test of Time

by Nicole Zoltack

Time-Travel Historical Romance
ebook & print, 269 pages
September 22, 2014 by Astraea Press

While vacationing in England, Katia spies a large mansion and somehow passes through time, landing in the arms of the otherworldly and enchanting Lord Landon. Trapped in a parallel Regency-era, Katia struggles to not fall for Landon but his charm proves too much for her. Just when she is about to confess her love for him, Katia travels through time yet again.

If Katia can't master the test of time, she'll never be reunited with Landon.



Friday, November 20, 2015

Pre-Release Blitz: Coming Apart at the Seams by Jenna Sutton (Excerpt, Giveaway)


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Coming Apart at the Seams

by Jenna Sutton

Contemporary Romance
ebook & print, 318 pages
December 1, 2015 by Berkley
Riley O'Brien & Co #2


Love can take some time to break in...

Teagan O’Brien, heiress to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire, is anything but a spoiled rich girl. She’s worked hard to secure her place in the family business and can hold her own, in and out of the office. Only one man has ever been able to get under her skin—sexy football star Nick Priest. Years ago they crossed the line from friends to lovers, but he left her heartbroken. Since then, she’s been determined to keep him at arm’s length—no matter how tempting he looks in his jeans...

Nick has fortune, fame, and looks that make most women hot and bothered. But he doesn't have the woman he really wants. He knows he screwed up when he walked away from Teagan, and now that he has a second chance, he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over—no matter how tongue-tied he gets...


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Book Tour: The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behaviour by Jennifer McQuiston (Giveaway, Excerpt, Review)

Welcome! Today I will be sharing about New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Jennifer McQuiston's soon-to-be released book THE SPINSTER'S GUIDE TO SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOUR, the second book in the Seduction Diaries which will be released with Avon on November 24th.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a $25.00 eGift Card to Choice Book Seller and a print copy of DIARY OF AN ACCIDENTAL WALLFLOWER below. If you want to follow the tour go here.


The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior

by Jennifer McQuiston

Regency Historical Romance
ebook, print, audiobook, 400 pages
November 24, 2015 by Avon
Seduction Diaries #2

When her eccentric aunt suddenly dies and bequeaths her the key to a falling-down cottage in Cornwall, Lucy Westmore is surprised. After all, she scarcely knows her aunt, and her memories of Heathmore are murky, at best. But even more surprising is the part of Lucy’s inheritance that doesn’t come with a key: an old leather journal that provides the details of her mysterious aunt’s life and-for better or worse-gives Lucy all the instructions she needs to live the life of a scandalous spinster.

Lord Thomas Branston has spent the last five years in Cornwall, hiding from his painful past. Nothing has been tempting enough to lure him back to London…until now. He alone knows the real value of the property, and he’s determined to buy Heathmore before Miss Westmore ruins everything and sells it off to the highest bidder.

Emboldened by the guidance in her aunt’s diary, Lucy refuses to sell the property, not even when Lord Branston’s offers escalate, or when the house turns out to be truly uninhabitable. Lucy has no intention of giving up her one chance for independence. And Thomas has no intention of abandoning his suit.

But is it the property or the spitfire of a spinster that’s got his heart all tied up? And what is he willing to offer for both?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Release Blitz: Compass by Jeanne McDonald


Welcome! Today is the release day for an amazing book by Jeanne McDonald, Compass. This book features first love and second chances.


Cover Designer: Jada D'Lee Designs

Compass

by Jeanne McDonald

Contemporary Romance
ebook & print, 253 pages
November 17, 2015 by Enchanted Publications


As teenagers, time is infinite and love is made of fairy tales and caramel corn. For Alexis York and Ryan Fisher, their friendship was the cornerstone of who they were. In the wake of a family tragedy, that friendship was torn apart by time and distance. Unrequited love was never reciprocated, and two lives that were once intertwined, now moved on different trajectories.

Fifteen years later, these two friends are given a second chance to correct the mistakes of the past. With one flight, a new home, and a little help from a tiny red compass, Alexis and Ryan are reunited, setting them back on the same course. Together, they find themselves on a journey of rediscovery, friendship, hope, and love.

Yet, when the harsh realities of life threaten to tear them apart for good, will Alexis and Ryan lose all hope of a happily ever after? Or will the childhood promises of forever lead these two hearts through impossible odds and back into each other's arms?

"You're my compass. My one true north."

Release Blast: His Most Wanted by Sandra Jones

Welcome! Today is the release of the newest book by Sandra Jones HIS MOST WANTED. This is the second book in the River Rogues Series.


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His Most Wanted

by Sandra Jones

Western Historical Romance
ebook & print, 174 pages
November 17, 2015 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
The River Rogues #2



It’ll take more than a badge to get her to confess her secrets.

Kit Wainwright only meant to stop the thief making off with his beloved uncle’s ashes. He wants to hang up his gun, become a law-abiding citizen and leave his violent past behind. But the mayor takes notice of his sharpshooting skills, slaps a badge on his chest and puts him in charge of cleaning up this lawless town. Starting with tracking down the notorious Velvet Grace.

Bordello owner Cora Reilly never meant to become a crusader. But after shooting the last corrupt sheriff in self-defense, she’s spent the last few months turning her hastily donned disguise into a local legend to defend the girls in her town from riff-raff.

There’s no way Cora can trust the handsome new sheriff. Yet Kit’s kisses leave her wanting to open her arms—and her bedroom—to soothe his grief. Even if it brings him too close to the truth that could send her to the gallows.

Warning: Contains a reluctant sheriff with a keen eye for a moving target, and a take-no-crap madam who isn’t about to let him get close. Okay, maybe just a little bit closer. Just this once…



Teaser Tuesday: I'll Be There by Samantha Chase (Excerpt)

Welcome! Today is the teaser Tuesday and I will be sharing about Samantha Chase's future release I'LL BE THERE. This is the sixth book in Montgomery Brother's Series.

I'll Be There

by Samantha Chase

Contemporary Romance
ebook, print, audiobook, 354 pages
December 1, 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
The Montgomery Brothers #6


Book #6 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery series


This Montgomery Has a Head for Business

Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn't answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She's used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn't hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic...and gorgeous.

And a Heart for Adventure

Zach's perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help...but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be a man worthy of Gabriella's love.


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Book Tour: Set Free by Kelly Collins (Excerpt, Review)

Set Free

by Kelly Collins

Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook & print, 284 pages
November 10, 2015
The Second Chance #1


She may be out of jail, but she’s far from being free.


When twenty-four-year-old Mickey Mercer walks out of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, she has two things on her mind: the friends she left behind and the rough road ahead. All she has in the outside world are a vengeful ex, a run-down ranch, a pickup truck ... and an unlikely ally—the cop who gives her a ride home. Kerrick is bossy and irritating. He’s also a big, sexy hunk of distraction. She’s torn between sending him on his way and giving in to the desire sizzling between them.

Detective Kerrick McKinley’s job is to protect and serve. The job consumes his life, until he gives a pretty, prickly ex-con a ride on a dusty road. But when they discover something is wrong out on Mickey’s ranch, Kerrick must either steer clear, or stand between her and the danger that prowls her range. She may be out of prison, but she’s still in trouble … too bad there’s nothing sexier than trouble in tight blue jeans.

This unlikely couple must look deeper to learn that sometimes people aren’t what they seem. Sometimes they’re better.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review: Trust My Love by Iona Findley

Hi everyone! Today I want to share what I've been reading recently. This book is a perfect blend for any of you who love contemporary romance, family, and a bit of suspense and paranormal.

Trust My Love

by Iona Findley

Contemporary Romantic Suspense
ebook, 223 pages
November 14th, 2015 by IFGD
The Toussaints #1


As the eldest son of New Orleans’ most prominent family and one of NOPD’s top Missing Persons detectives, Philippe Toussaint is no stranger to pressure. But when his only niece is abducted, he'll do anything to secure her safe return. With few clues and limited time, he seeks answers from every resource, no matter how far-fetched. Even going so far as to question the enigmatic and beautiful so-called psychic who shows up out of nowhere, shaking up not only the case but his feelings, as well.

Artist Claire Davenport escaped to New Orleans to outrun the pain and humiliation of her childhood, keeping to herself and never letting anyone too close, but when a frightened teen girl shows up in her dreams and her most recent paintings, she knows she can no longer hide. With her psychic ability now out in the open, Claire fears the ramifications. But it’s not only her secret in jeopardy, the influential and gorgeous detective on the case stirs things within her she never thought to feel and endangers her tidy way of life.

Passions ignite between the two, but doubts on both sides threaten their relationship, and the case is only the beginning of their problems.

Can Philippe protect the woman he is falling for while convincing Claire that she can fit into his elite society life? Or will betrayal and fear destroy their dreams of love?


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sale Blitz: Melanie Moreland's Books


Hot Sale!
November 1 -16



Into the Storm

by Melanie Moreland

Romantic Suspense
ebook & print, 321 pages
November 21, 2013

99c


She is a woman on the run. Pain, loneliness and terror are what she is leaving. Where she is headed doesn’t matter as long as it’s away from the hell her life has become.

Joshua Bennett is trapped in a prison of his own making by the memories of his past. Traumatized and isolated, he is a reclusive writer, living a quiet, lonely life, his only companion his dog, Bear. It is what he knows, what he has accepted to be his life.

One dark night, one huge storm, and one ice patch brings them together. He finds himself with an unexpected houseguest with no memory. She wakes up a stranger to herself and the man watching her. Even more mysterious is the lack of any sort of identification with her or in her car. She is an enigma to both of them.

Trapped by the storm and isolated from the outside world, they slowly open up, learning to trust and love, until the world once again shows up, threatening the fragile peace of their newly discovered world, and tearing them apart.

There are many twists and turns as they struggle to find each other, overcoming both the mental and physical elements that keep them apart.

A story about overcoming our fears, finding love and learning to live again.

Pre-Order Blitz: Dante's Gift by Aubrey Wynne (Excerpt)





Dante's Gift

by Aubrey Wynne

20th Century Historical Romance
ebook & print, 102 pages
November 9, 2015 by Plato Publishing
Chicago Christmas #1

Kathleen James has put her practical side away for once and looks forward to the perfect romantic evening: an intimate dinner with the man of her dreams—and an engagement ring. She is not prepared to hear that he wants to bring his grandmother back from Italy to live with him.

Dominic Lawrence has planned this marriage proposal for six months. Nothing can go wrong—until his Nonna calls. Now he must interrupt the tenderest night of Katie’s life with the news that another woman will be under their roof.

When Antonia’s sister dies, she finds herself longing to be back in the states. An Italian wartime bride from the ‘40s, she knows how precious love can be.

Can her own story of an American soldier and a very special collie once again bring two hearts together at Christmas?