Thursday, February 15, 2018

0 Review: Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

On sale February 27, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can’t resist her

A woman who defies her time
Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.

A man who breaks every rule
As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett’s skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he’s ever known.


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My Thoughts

I consider historical romance to be my escape books. Whenever I'm having a tough week or just need a break from life, I escape into the pages of the past and settle in for an enjoyable story. Lisa Kleypas has written over twenty books and knows how to lure her readers with fierce women and the handsome men.

Dr. Garrett Gibson is a determined woman bucking the conventions of the day. She's a physician in London and damn good at her job. And while she loves her life, her friends wonder if all work and no play is taking its toll on Garrett's life. Then she meets Ethan and her life goes from safe to dangerous in about two seconds.

Ethan was captivated with Garrett from the moment he met her. And though he lives a dangerous life, he can't seem to stay away. He works for a dangerous man and is involved in a plot that could take down the government. Inadvertently, Garrett gets involved and is herself a target. And then it gets crazy good from there.

"A woman who defies her time" and "A man who breaks every rule" is the perfect combination. I love a romance book that has the perfect mix or romance with an exciting plot. This book filled all my expectations. If you're looking for a book to escape, Hello Stranger is just the book you need.


New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

0 AudiOMG is giving away THREE of their hottest audiobooks to the first 500 people who come knocking

Genre Contemporary Romance

Never trust a man who answers the front door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should've been my first sign.

I write about guys just like him for a living--sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic f*ckboy.

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks--traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head--but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.

One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems.

One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.

Genre Contemporary Romance
It was a bad idea from the beginning. He was my brother's best friend and the definition of unavailable. But I didn't care.
I had loved him for as long as I could remember.
He was worth the risk. He was worth everything.
But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn't there to catch me.
So I ran.
Four years later, I never expected to see him again.
He was still my brother's best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever.
He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoos and a crooked smile.
Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die.
Unfortunately for him, I wasn't a good girl anymore.

Genre Paranormal Romance
What’s hotter than an alien with scales? An alien with wings and scales, not to mention a hot body.

At 457 Preor years old, Jarek sen Claron is a dragon ready for his final flight into the skies. This voyage to Earth as the War Master of the third fleet will be his final assignment. Once he has helped his fellow Preors secure human mates, he will return to Preor before the madness of loneliness overtakes his mind.

That all changes when he meets Melissa. Human Melissa with her sparkling eyes, bright smile, and body that would make any hot-blooded male drool. Unfortunately, she never registered as a Preor mate hopeful. No matter, the Knowing stretches between them and there is no way she can resist him. Until she does.

Jarek wishes to give her the choice to mate him, while everything inside him screams to take Melissa beneath his wing, now. No choosing necessary.

But should he draw her to his side when his enemies are circling? Many males do not believe the son of a Preor mass murderer deserves to have a mate. Can he survive the coming battles? Or will he die without tasting sweet Melissa’s lips?

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Monday, February 12, 2018

0 Inside a book distribution warehouse and meet the author: Chanel Cleeton

Take a tour inside Penguin Random House book distribution warehouse

Meet the Author: Chanel Cleeton (NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA). I don't know about you, but this book is definitely in my TBR pile.

1 Cover Reveal of IMMORTAL RECKONING by Tara Fox Hall

Immortal Reckoning
by Tara Fox Hall
Series: Promise Me Series # 18 (Origin Story)
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Through the love and loss of the ages, immortality brings only one certainty: vengeance.
Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both him and his half-brother Devlin vampires. After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the devious Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe’s demonic forces on the hunt for him.
After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world. Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial protects his friends and thwarts his enemies, determined to find a life of peace...until unexpected news comes of James’s presence, the one man on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.


About Tara Fox Hall

Tara Fox Hall
Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice. All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on
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Thursday, February 8, 2018


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Hosted by Book Unleashed
February 8 - 12, 2018
Featuring an exciting lineup of books for your reading pleasure.
Check them out today.
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Turn to Her
Lynn Kellan | The Brothers Series Book 2 | Contemporary Romance
Ivan Antonov is determined to dismantle The Women’s Grid and anything else that spews man-hate all over campus. When his quest spins out of control, it targets Tia Garcia, the gorgeous psychology intern who lives next door. Her counseling program for women might lose funding, because the administration is feeling the pressure to eliminate every non-inclusive program on campus. Now Ivan must figure out how to protect her from the campaign he started. He also has to protect himself, because he’s falling hard for Tia - the one woman on campus who’s smart enough to figure out his darkest secret.
Purchase Links: Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Print)

The Siege: A Novel
Marilyn Baron | Mainstream Women's Fiction, Romantic Thriller, Historical
Artist Theia Constas goes on a journey of self-discovery to Italy and Greece, where she finds love and realizes her passion through a link to her grandparents’ hidden past.
When her hotel in Florence, Italy, is besieged by terrorists, she finds herself thrust together with Wade Bingham in his honeymoon suite. Immediately attracted to each other, Wade conducts a siege of his own to win Theia’s heart.
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Secrets to Becoming a Wiser, More Confident and Happier You
DISCOVER: How to draw more meaning and a level of spirituality into your life, right where you are, and in spite of your busy schedule.
Get it FREE for a limited time: From Feb 11 - 13, 2018 only

Tempting the Domme
It takes a strong man to win the heart of an even stronger woman
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My Gentleman Thief
She was digging for happiness... when he stole her heart.
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When a Duke Pursues a Lady
An innocent woman. A loyal agent to the Crown. A path of deception that tests the bonds of love.
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Bear's Edge
Will Shayla give Grant the Mystery Man a chance?
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Legacy of Evil
One battle, one outcome. Who will win? Good or evil?

He was a nomad, a ruthless killer, but he was her addiction, and she was his!

Hot Deadly Desire
Is her lover the serial killer she's hunting?
Special Promo: 99 cents until Feb 12
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4. The Alibi by Marilyn Baron (ebook)
5. When a Duke Pursues a Lady by Tabetha Waite (ebook)
6. Wolf's Challenge (Stranger Creatures #1) by Christina Lynn Lambert (ebook)
7. Phantom Riders MC - Hawk by Tory Richards (ebook)
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

0 Have you met the World's Worst Editor?

I love this series. It's hilarious! Check out this episode of  World's Worst Editor feat. Bill Yosses, author of THE SWEET SPOT

Ms. Linda reads The Night Before Valentine's Day for World Read Aloud Day, which was February 1, but you can still enjoy this story with your little ones! It's a cute story that follows along the lines of Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Friday, February 2, 2018

0 Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil Blog Tour and Giveaway

Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil

Publication Date: November 1, 2017
Sand Hill Review Press
Formats: Paperback & eBook

Genre: Fiction/Historical/Mystery

Gilded Age New Orleans is overrun with prostitutes, pornographers, and a malicious Jack the Ripper copycat. As threatening letters to newspaper editors proclaim, no woman is safe from his blade.

Desperate to know who murdered her favorite student, ambitious typewriting teacher Fanny Newcomb launches into a hunt for the self-proclaimed Irish Channel Ripper.

Fanny quickly enlists her well-connected employers—Principal Sylvia Giddings and her sister Dr. Olive—to help, and the women forge through saloons, cemeteries, slums, and houses of prostitution in their pursuit.

Fanny’s good intentions quickly infuriate her longtime beau Lawrence Decatur, while her reckless persistence confounds the talented police detective Daniel Crenshaw. Reluctantly, Lawrence and Daniel also lend their investigative talents to Fanny’s investigation.

As the murderer sets a date for his next heinous crime, can Fanny Newcomb and her crew stop the Irish Channel Ripper before he kills again?

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About the Author

A native of California, Ana Brazil lived in the south for many years. She earned her MA in American history from Florida State University and traveled her way through Mississippi as an architectural historian. Ana loves fried mullet, Greek Revival colonnades, and Miss Welty’s garden. She has a weakness for almost all things New Orleans. (Although she’s not sure just how it happened…but she favors bluegrass over jazz.)

The Fanny Newcomb stories celebrate the tenacity, intelligence, and wisdom of the dozens of courageous and outrageous southern women that Ana is proud to call friends.

Although Ana, her husband, and their dog Traveller live in the beautiful Oakland foothills, she is forever drawn to the lush mystique of New Orleans, where Fanny Newcomb and her friends are ever prepared to seek a certain justice.

For more information, please visit Ana Brazil's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Goodreads.


Fanny hurried the boy through the dark halls toward the back of Wisdom Hall. She barged through the Infirmary door to find Olive looking up from behind a table of dark apothecary bottles.

“Well,” the doctor asked sharply. “What is it?”

Fanny put her hand gently on Liam’s shoulders, “He sa—”

“Murder!” The boy honked like a trumpet. “A girl’s been murdered in Conner’s Court!”

“Murdered girls don’t need doctors.” Olive scowled at Liam and returned two of the bottles to the cupboard behind her. “Even you should know that.”

“They said she was murdered…but somebody screamed for a doctor.”

Fanny pressed forward gingerly, having been told more than once that the Infirmary was Olive’s sacred soil, and entrance was by invitation only. “If there’s any chance she’s still alive, we must—”

“Of course we must.” Olive took a key from her pocket and turned the lock on the medicine cupboard. She grabbed her medical bag and passed the lantern on her desk to Liam. “Well, what are you waiting for?”

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 5
Interview at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, February 6

Thursday, February 8

Friday, February 9

Monday, February 12

Friday, February 16

Saturday, February 17

Monday, February 19
Review at Peppermint Ph.D.
Interview at Fervently Curious

Wednesday, February 21
Feature at The Reading Queen

Monday, February 26

Wednesday, February 28

Friday, March 2
Feature at A Bookaholic Swede

Monday, March 5

Wednesday, March 7

Friday, March 9

Thursday, March 15
Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All

Friday, March 16

Monday, March 19
Review at Cheryl's Book Nookarch 12
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– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on December 15th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

0 Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse
by Deanna Raybourn

London, 1888.

As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.

But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything. . . .

My Thoughts

I fell in love with this Veronica Speedwell after just the first few pages of A Curious Beginning. But before that, I fell in love with Deanna Raybourn's writing style and her spunky characters in the Lady Julia Grey novels. Raybourn crafts her characters as a painter would paint. Adding layers upon layers until perfection is achieved. Each book in this series just gets better and better.

I read, and loved, the first two books in this series: A Curious Beginning and A Perilous Undertaking.  And so, when the opportunity to read and review the third book came along, A Treacherous Curse, I jumped at it. And I wasn't disappointed! 

Veronica Speedwell and Stoker are once again drawn into a mystery when Stoker's ex-wife's new husband comes up missing. Stoker's name has been drug through the mud once before, and he has no desire to repeat the experience. After all, his reputation has only begun to recover. However, the investigation is more complicated than they thought when an Egyptian curse comes in the play. Not to mention someone wants them dead--again. What else is new?

Just like the previous two novels, I gobbled this one up. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. I love the chemistry between Veronica and Stoker. They have fire between them. I also love how they're fiercely protective over each other. The plot is very engaging. I had no idea who was behind he whole thing until the characters laid it out at my feet. 

This book is for people who love historical fiction, but love their heroines independent and full of individuality. If you've not read the books before, I think you should start with A Curious Beginning. After all, you wouldn't want to miss a single minute of Veronica Speedwell.

About the Author

Deanna Raybourn is the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Lady Julia Grey series, the Veronica Speedwell series and several standalone novels. She lives in Virginia with her family.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

0 Cover Reveal: All Your Perfects bye Colleen Hoover

ABOUT THE BOOK: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sarah Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?


Colleen HooverABOUT THE AUTHOR: COLLEEN HOOVER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SlammedPoint of RetreatThis GirlHopelessLosing HopeFinding CinderellaMaybe SomedayMaybe NotUgly LoveConfessNovember 9It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice—for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit

ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover
Atria Books | 320 pages | ISBN 9781501171598 | July 17, 2018 | Hardcover: $24.99 (price may vary by retailer) | eBook ISBN: ISBN 9781501171604

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1 Audiobook Giveaway: The Wolf Within Me By Cheree Alsop

The Haunted High Series Book 3--City of Demon-- is now out! And to help celebrate, Cheree Alsop is giving away three audiobook downloads to The Wolf Within Me, the first book in the series, through Audible! To enter, comment below with your favorite monster. Don't forget to include your email address. You must be at least 13 years old to enter. Please read our giveaway policy before commenting. Good luck! 

A life-threatening accident reveals to Finn that he is a werewolf; the next morning, he receives an invitation to a secluded high school. Finn quickly realizes that the school is in fact an academy for monsters that is far more perilous and full of adventure than he ever expected. But Haunted High has had a dangerous history with werewolves. Can Finn survive monster politics, life-threatening pranks, and teachers more likely to kill him than help him in time to answer the real question: Who is the girl haunting the cemetery and why does he sleepwalk to her grave each night?

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