Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween treat sale and Giveaway


Treats and not tricks for Halloween? Who could ask for more? Don't miss out on this SPOOKTACULAR Halloween sale featuring 12 bestselling books for only 99 cents each, and enter the huge giveaway with nearly $300 in gift certificates for readers to win!!! These awesome books are just in time for the cooler weather. So stock up today and enjoy a really hot read.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

ARC Review of The Buried by Shelley Coriell

The Buried by Shelley Coriell is book two in her Apostles series. It features renowned FBI negotiator  Theodore "Hatch" Hatcher from Parker Lord's elite FBI team and Grace Courtemanche. She is a hard hitting state prosecutor who just happens to be his ex-wife. They find themselves in the middle of a crazy killers game while dealing with a fair amount of tension and attraction between each other. Coriell has a true talent for weaving spine tingling suspense and sweet romance. The end result is a spectacular book. I was on the edge of my seat and I truly didn't want to put this one down. It was definitely a  4 1/2 star read. Shelley is definitely going on my must read list. I hope you love this as much as I did and here's to happy reading . . .

The Buried 

ISBN-10: 145552851X
EAN: 9781455528516
Published by: Grand Central Forever
Published Date: October 28, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Page Count: 384 pages


Shelley Coriell is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and novels for teens. Her debut romantic thriller, The Broken, was named one of the Best Romances of Summer 2014 by Publishers Weekly and a Top Pick/4.5 Stars by Romantic Times Book Reviews. An avid foodie and former restaurant reviewer, Shelley lives in Arizona with her family and the world’s neediest rescue weimaraner. You can find her online at  and Twittering .

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review of Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway

First let me say that I love Christie Ridgway's books. I discovered her Beach House No. 9 series a few years back and was hooked. Her contemporary romances are sweet and fun. I somehow missed a release from her this spring. I know, how could I have missed it? All I can do is say that life gets really busy sometimes. In my defense I am raising little people and reading awesome books. So anyway, my daughter wanted to stop at the library the other day. I happened to walk by the newly acquired romance books and there sat a brand new book from a brand new series (It has actually been out for several months), be still my beating heart. I felt like I won the lottery as I looked at the book cover of Take My Breath Away, the first book in Ridgway's new Cabin Fever series. Yes, I know I am kind of ridiculous but I really love new books and this one was kind of a surprise. Not to mention the instant gratification I got from being able to read it right away (basically in a few short hours because I couldn't put it down). Now about this book, what can I say? It was FABULOUS! Ms. Ridgway has the ability to weave a story that I could personally see as a romantic movie. Her characters and descriptions really pull me into her stories. The heroine Poppy is a great female lead. She has spirit and determination. She is also almost too stubborn for success and sometimes a bit silly. She is also fiercely loyal. She plans to avoid men who could disrupt her life. Her big plans for the future will hopefully keep her family's supposedly cursed property afloat, maybe even turn it into a success. That is until her planing for the future takes early fruition and she can't say no to an opportunity to improve her finances immeadiately. In comes our hero Ryan, former big time star, current rich and famous train-wreck looking to hide out. He has tragedy in his past that keeps him lost and adrift, continuously making bad decisions. Is this a disaster waiting to happen or will these two come together? Can this lady trust and fall in love? Can this man open his heart and forgive himself? It was a wonderful read full of emotion and passion. The story line contains complex issues that made it alll the more intriguing. I loved this story and can't wait for the next book in the series that's due out in December. So here's to happy reading. . .

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Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Giveaway, Release Day spotlight, and Review of Rocky Mountain Romance by Vivian Arend

Rocky Mountain Romance by Vivian Arend is a hot and quirky romance. Book 7 in her Six Pack Ranch series can definitely be read alone. As I have not read any of the previous books in this series I can attest to this fact. I was totally able to follow the story without getting lost. I also gained a healthy curiosity for the characters of her previous books. In this book I love how Vivian accurately presented the small town dynamic in her story about taking a second chance. I also found the main characters, Melody and Steve, fascinating. They are full of spirit and never a 100% predictable. The characters approached their issues in creative ways almost from the first. It made for a highly entertaining read that I would recommend to anyone looking for a somewhat light hearted erotic story. This story/ series is not my usual thing but I gotta say that I really liked the modern erotic twist on cowboys. Below you will find an excerpt, buy links and a way to follow the fabulous Ms. Arend. You will also find a giveaway. So enjoy and here's to happy reading . . .


Second chances are the sweetest—and the hottest.

It took a spectacularly embarrassing break-up to knock Steve Moonshine Coleman off his lazy butt. In the ten months since that night, he's changed his ways. Now that Melody's back in town, it's time for this sweet-talking cowboy to convince her to get back in the saddle with him.

A return to her veterinary position in Rocky Mountain House was always in the cards for Melody Langley. Getting back together with Steve? Never part of the plan. He had lots of potential but zero ambition, and there's no way she'll accept anything less than a man who can keep up with her, in and out of bed.

But the new-and-improved cowboy is impossible to resist, so Melody issues a challenge. Three months to prove he's reformed. Three months of Steve orchestrating one sexual indulgence after another--‪wicked distractions from the old boys' club Melody faces at work and Steve's growing responsibilities‬.

He's got one shot to prove with more than words what's in his heart and soul.


Melody went with Steve willingly, around the side of the barn to where his truck and a horse trailer waited. He helped her into the driver side and she slid into the middle seat, checking her watch to make sure she didn’t get too far behind schedule. No way did she want another repeat of her hellish Monday.

“I’ve got thirty minutes tops, otherwise I need to phone the clinic and let them know I’ll be late.”

“You won’t be late,” he promised.

They rattled down a short side road but instead of turning toward the highway, Steve took them along a back trail that led through the trees into a clearing at the side of wide-open ranch land. Nothing lay before them but miles of low rolling hills. To the west, the Rocky Mountains rose above to the sky, the craggy peaks decorated with a tiny dusting of white in the highest cracks and crannies. The tree line broke off to expose granite greys and flashes of white quartz.

It was an amazing view, and she was glad it was something she got to see every day of her life.

She was still staring in admiration when Steve parked the truck and jerked open the door.

Melody followed him out, but couldn’t see any signs of an animal that needed attention.

“Do you want me to be a veterinary to the squirrels?” she teased.

He whirled, catching her under the hips and pulling her against his body so he could kiss her fiercely. Her back pressed against the cold metal of the horse trailer as his overheated body met hers.

“You’re driving me crazy,” he confessed when he finally let her breathe. “I’ve been aching to touch you since the weekend. I need to be inside you.”

Melody didn’t have the words to protest, especially not when he put his lips to her neck and sucked. A flash of heat went from his mouth through her entire system, and she clutched his shoulders.

She was in motion again, this time her feet on the ground as his hands scrambled at her belt buckle. “I want you right now,” he demanded.

Book Information

Title: Rocky Mountain Romance
Author: Vivian Arend
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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 Author Biography

Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook meant when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA bestselling author of over 40 novels and short stories in both contemporary and paranormal genres, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Review of Billionaires in Love by Carly Phillips

This past week marked the release of Billionaires in Love by Carly Phillips. It is a reissue of two of her previously released novellas about second chances. The first novella is Midnight Angel from her Love Unexpected series where Dylan North and Holly Evans finally get another chance. A short story but in no way lacking. It contained everything I would want to see in a novella including passion and good character development. The second novella, The Playboy's Second Chance (formerly titled Kismet) takes us back to Serendipity where Elisabetta Gardelli and Trevor Dane reconnect and come to terms with their past. Again, a short story but in no way lacking. I am not typically a fan of short stories but these were great and an unexpected surprise to help tide fans of Carly over until her January 2015 release of Dare to Touch. I love all her work, past or present, and these two novellas are no exception. Below you will find the buy links incase you haven't gotten your copy yet. You will also find links to Carly's website and social media pages. She is always doing fun stuff, making surprise announcements, having interesting conversations, and doing great giveaways. Don't forget to follow her. Without further ado, here's to happy reading . . .
Billionaire’s in Love Box Set

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N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters and small town settings that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom to two daughters (16 and20!) and two crazy dogs (a 1 year old Havanese named Brady and a 4 year old wheaten terrier named Bailey). In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. Carly lives in Purchase, New York and would love for you to like and follow her on the ‘Net!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review of The Prince Who Loved Me by Karen Hawkins

The Prince Who Loved Me is a wonderful historical romance with a Cinderella based plot and best of all it contains Karen Hawkins signature wit. It is in it's essence a wonderful read full of good humor, passion, and sweet emotion. I have been reading her books for many years now and would consider myself a faithful fan for a good reason. She tends to write books that you don't want to put down. The plot twists are unique and I can't get enough of her brand of romance. I love the way Hawkins blends the classic love story with humor. It really makes her stories stand out. This book like all her other books is delisicious. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Here's to happy reading . . .

Monday, October 13, 2014

Review of Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt

The big day is finally here. Tomorrow is release day for Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt. It's her latest in the Maiden Lane series and one that I personally have been waiting impatiently for. It was definitely well worth the wait. I love, love, love this book. Until this came along, The Duke Of Midnight, the previous book in the series was my favorite. This may now be my new favorite in the M.L. series. I will always love Wakefield but Apollo, well Apollo could be my beast any day. This book was yummy. I gave it 4 1/2 stars but I am not big on giving away a story so I will limit what I say. First off I found myself unsure about the series and where it stands. Where could the series go next? The mysteries of the Harlequin have been solved, the orphanage settled. The previous book did leave us, dear readers, with a case of anxiety in regards to Artemis' brother.What would happen next? Would he recover from his stay in Bedlam? Could Apollo live a normal life and find his HEA? Where would the characters of Maiden Lane take us next? I really love a good mystery and Hoyt is wonderful at weaving them into passionate love stories and this is a fine example of her craft. I think you will enjoy unraveling Apollo's story. I now find myself waiting (as patiently as possible) for the May 2015 release of Dearest Rogue. I can't wait to see what Captain Trevillion gets up to. Not to mention the new Duke, is he good or bad? We will have to wait and see what surprises Ms. Hoyt and her characters have for us. So here's to happy reading . . .

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review of Anna Campbell's What A Duke Dares

  This review unfortunately was delayed because a busy personal schedule.  My apologies. Any way, I wanted to share news of Anna Campbell's last release from August, What A Duke Dares. Can I just say that this was a fab read. It was 5 star book in my humble opinion. That in itself says a great deal about this story in particular. I love historical but it is hard to find a stand out voice or even a unique plot. That's not to say that the books aren't really good. I think many of them are fantastic but not always fresh. I chose to give this particular book 5 stars because the story line stood out. The story itself was fast paced and engrossing. The leads, Cam and Penelope, are a great couple at cross purposes with a somewhat mutual goal. They eventually figure it out but it's great following them to their HEA. I hope you give it a chance. I think you will love Them as much as I did.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Review: Indecent Proposal by Molly O'Keefe

I have to start this post by telling you how sad I am. I'm sad because a fabulous book I was reading has come to an end. I finished reading Indecent Proposal earlier this week and I find myself affraid to pick up another book. The fear is that I will most certainly be disappointed. I absolutely loved this book. It ranks in the top 20 of my favorites. This may seem like a big list but I having been reading everyday since I was a child. That is a lot of books considering I am well past 30. My hope is that it helps to convey how I truly feel about this book.
The author took two much used themes, a one night stand and an accidental pregnancy, and turned them into something extraordinary. Harrison and Ryan are not your typical "opposites attract" couple. They have ups and downs and outside forces trying to derail them from their journey to a HEA. She is strong and alone. Harrison, although surrounded by people is a little lonely too. The sparks between this couple and the passion they share is as hot as molten lava. The story itself was full of a wide range of emotions that felt real. I love when a book can pull a reader in and make them really feel the story and characters. I also love when the author is able to creat something so wonderful out of what I would consider to be a common plot. It is an extremely hard thing to do. Bravo Ms. O'Keefe.  All in all, it was a wonderful read and I will be looking forward to more from this author.

Lynne Raye Harris' Hot Rebel Release and Giveaway

She's done it again. Lynn Raye Harris has another HOT book out and it's a steamy new read to warm you up on a cool fall day. If you haven't read the Hostile Operations Team series, you are definitely missing out. Her newest book, Hot Rebel, is another sizzling hot read. Below you'll find an excerpt, buy links, Goodreads add link, and Lynn's social network links. You'll also find a rafflecopter giveaway. So don't forget to order your copy and enter the giveaway. You can also follow Mrs. Harris on the social networks to keep up with her and her series. So here's to happy reading . . .

 A rebel on the run…

Victoria Royal is a traitor. Or so the U.S. government believes. Victoria was once a promising sniper in the Army, but now she’s gone rogue—worse, she’s just landed in the middle of a Hostile Operations Team mission in the desert and blasted it all to hell.

Nick “Brandy” Brandon doesn’t expect to run into Victoria when he’s bugging out from a mission gone wrong. It’s been more than three years since she disappeared from the sniper course they were in together, and he’s finally stopped thinking about her killer curves and smart mouth.

But now she’s back—and she’s far more dangerous than Nick ever believed possible… Is she really a traitor? Or is there something more at stake? He has to decide fast—because time’s running out and too many lives hang in the balance…


Driven by some emotion she couldn’t name, Victoria turned and walked back over to Nick. He was frowning at her when she reached up and pulled his head down. She pressed her lips to his cheek, felt the roughness of his stubble and breathed the smell of him—sand, spice, and cool water—deep into her lungs.

“Thanks for saving me,” she said, her lips close to his ear.

She started to step away, but he caught her close and turned his head, his lips meeting hers. The contact was shocking—and delicious in a way she hadn’t anticipated. She’d been kissed before, but this… this was better than any of those kisses had been.

His mouth was soft and hard against hers, his hands firm on her hips as he held her against him. The kiss was hot and tame all at once. Simultaneously the most arousing and most chaste kiss she’d ever had. He didn’t force her mouth open, didn’t thrust his tongue between her lips—he just kissed her hard and thoroughly before setting her away from him and taking a step backward.
And, God, she wanted his tongue so badly now. Wanted to feel it sliding against her own, stroking her senses higher.

But the kiss was over and he was looking at her, his jaw firm and a hard look in his eyes.

“You’re welcome,” he said, and it took her a moment to remember that she’d thanked him for saving her.

“I… I have to go.” Her cheeks flamed as she said it because he knew she had to leave as well as she did. The car was running, and she’d left the door open. She took a step backward, and then another.

Then she turned and got inside the car, determined not to look at him again. But she failed because she looked up, her gaze clashing with his right as she closed the door. And she didn’t look away as they drove off. Nick didn’t move from the spot she’d left him standing in.

It was only when the car turned and he was out of sight that she remembered how to breathe.

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Book Information

Title: Hot Rebel
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Author Biography

USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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