Thursday, May 16, 2019

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Her Oklahoma Rancher


Author: Brenda Minton
Title: Her Oklahoma Rancher
Publisher: Love Inspired
Publish Date: May 21, 2019
Book Blurb: Paralyzed veteran Eve Vincent has built an independent new life at a ranch for wounded warriors.


But when she and her ex-fiancé, Ethan Forester, are named guardians of an orphaned baby girl, they must face down past misunderstandings to make a future for Tori.

And caring for the little girl together might just rekindle their love…this time for forever





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Review: Her Oklahoma Rancher is a refreshing read. It isn't often we see women as soldiers in romance novels. It is even less often that the heroine is a wounded soldier.l For this I give extra props to Brenda Milton.

The book involves Eve and her ex-fiance who has come back into her life with a baby in tow. The baby belongs to her now deceased friends who left custody of their child to her and Ethan when they were killed in a car crash.

This is a novel of second chances and of learning how to become and almost instant family. It was a very sweet love story and a quick read for me.

I always love the love inspired line and this book was definitely a winner.

Rating: 5 flowers

Cover Reveal: Paperback Writers


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Title: Paperback Writers Anthology
Genre: Stories include a mixture of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy, Dramatic Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Day: June 11, 2019
Cover Designer: Jada D'Lee Designs

An anthology of original stories inspired by the music of The Beatles.
Universal. Romantic. Experimental. Timeless. Emotional. Fearless.
Twelve short stories that all share a chord.

All proceeds will benefit the World Literacy Foundation, a global non-profit organization working to ensure that every young individual regardless of geographic location has the opportunity to acquire literacy and reading skills to reach their full potential.
Foreword by Sylvain Reynard.

Paperback writers featured:
Beck Anderson
Kris Babe
MJ Grace
Rumer Haven
Shari Ivey
Effie Kammenou
Jennifer Locklear
Morgan Locklear
Sydney Logan
Melanie Moreland
Susan K. Swords
Aubree Valentine


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Cover Reveal: Stay

Cover Reveal for STAY by Allie York
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Title: Stay
Author: Allie York
Release Date: June 6, 2019
Publisher: self-published
Series: The Shores Book 2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 38K

Synopsis:

Blair Smith is her own woman. She’s strong, independent, and proud of it. Owning a wildly successful boutique by day and having a different date every night is her idea of living the dream. Blair takes her work seriously and her men casually, until she makes the best decision with the worst possible man.

Jaxon Stone spent his whole life picking himself up. From a child in foster care to a teen in juvie, life always seemed to dish out the worst. Once he landed at The Shores Animal Hospital Jax found a family. The only thing missing is someone to share that family with.

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Allie is a mom and dog groomer by day. At night she is posted at her laptop writing or reading in a cozy corner. She has a soft spot for gooey romance, over-creamed coffee, and anything cute and furry.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Itsy Bitsy Book Tours Bookspotlight and Review: Love and Ghosts


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 Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen - Author 
Hosted by Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Genre - Contemporary Romance with paranormal elements 
Page Count - 302 pages 

Trying to add some excitement to her life, Emily Rollins accepts a dare to kiss a masked stranger at a charity ball. Fireworks ignite with that simple kiss, and she longs to learn more about the enchanting man. But Emily has lost so much of her heart already; succumbing to his charm is the last thing she needs.
Sean LeBlanc is a medium who runs the most popular haunted tour company in New Orleans. When Emily shows up on his ghost tour, with no idea he’s the mystery man from the ball, the long-buried emotions she unearthed in him are rekindled, and he’s convinced he can learn to love again. The problem is Emily doesn't believe in the supernatural.
Just as Sean begins to open her mind to the existence of spirits and the possibility of love, a mysterious wooden box with a sinister power arrives on Emily's doorstep, threatening her sanity and her life. If Sean can't convince her ghosts are real, her disbelief will doom them both.

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Review: If I could review this book in one word, it would probably be "amazing." I haven't read a paranormal romance in a very long time. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but what I got was a really great read.

I love that its the hero that is the "sensitive" one in regards to spirits. Emily is different. She's a little hard to like at times with her dislike for all things dealing with ghosts.

I have to admit I was a junkie for shows like "My Haunted House" and stuff like that when I had cable. So the stuff that happened with the box made me want to shake Emily. Actually, I wanted to shake Emily a lot. 

Sean was so darn perfect. If I had book boyfriends, he would be one of them. I loved how he talked to the spirits and did his best to make Emily comfortable with herself.

There's so much about this book I could go on about, but they all fall under the heading of spoilers and this book is really too good to be spoiled.

It has ghosts.

It has some baddies, alive and otherwise.

It has some smoking hot scenes. Mmmm hmm

There are some laugh out loud moments...on involving a dog and a hot dog cart, but I will say no more.

It has a bit of mystery...

Oh and then there's Sean's mother. Oh how I loved her. I give props to all writers that keep the parents lovable. I had bad mom's and dad's in books. They kind of make my heart hurt, because my family was great.

Oh and conflict...but I can't go into that without...well..as Riversong from Doctor Who would say...SPOILERS.

This was just a fabulous story, and I loved all the characters both dead and alive that showed up. If you like paranormal fiction..oh and if you love NOLA, you have to read this book.

This is the first book in the series, and I really can't wait for the next!

Rating: 5 flowers
















Carrie Pulkinen is a paranormal romance author who has always been fascinated with things that go bump in the night. Of course, when you grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore. Pair that with her passion for writing and her love of a good happily-ever-after, and becoming a paranormal romance author seems like the only logical career choice.
Before she decided to turn her love of the written word into a career, Carrie spent the first part of her professional life as a high school journalism and yearbook teacher. She loves good chocolate and bad puns, and in her free time, she likes to read, drink wine, and travel with her family.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Beck Valley Book Tours: The Art Of Loving Lacy


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Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling. All Addison Cole novels are written to stand alone, or be read as the larger Sweet with Heat series. 

In The Art of Loving Lacy... 
Lacy Snow wasn’t looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living—and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.

As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores—and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love.

More than a year—and hundreds of flirty texts, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats—later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy’s phobia meets Dane’s past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love.

The Art of Loving Lacy is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy Love in Bloom edition, Sea of Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.

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Review:  OK, I know I say this every time I read one of Addison Cole's novels, but this one has to be my favorite so far.

Why?

It feels different. This a relationship that is just happening. No pining for years about a guy that she didn't think would give her the time of day. Not that I mind that trope, but I do like something different and we have that with Lacy and Dane. Even Dane's career is unique for one of Addison's novels.

These two already have a long distance romance and that in of itself is different. What's really interesting is the conflict in this book. See Dane is a conservationist when it comes to sharks, and Lacy, well she's deathly afraid of them.

They have instant chemistry even though they have only had facetime, emails and texts for the last year. 

The way the two of them slowly make things work is just fabulous! (I love how Dane got her to see him again....very sneaky) Its was also a bit nail biting because the one last source of conflict between the two of them at the end is absolutely heartbreaking.

I adore this series and any book by Addison Cole

Rating: 5 flowers







"Addison Cole's stories are the perfect blend of sizzle and sweet. You won't be able to stop reading." - New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne

"Romance, fun, emotions, and happily ever afters that will warm your heart, Addison Cole writes charming and unforgettable stories about real people and love in its most wonderfully moving forms." - New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

"Addison Cole has created characters you'll fall in love with and a seaside world you'll never want to leave." - USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston

Also Available in Sweet Heat Series
Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.
A Love So Sweet (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens, Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]A Love So Sweet (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens, Book 1)

Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.

A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.

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Our Sweet Destiny (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens, Book 2)

After ditching a troubled relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is…until her horse is injured and the son of the man her father has been feuding with for more than forty years comes to her rescue. She’s spent forever trying to deny her attraction to headstrong, too-handsome-for-his-own-good cowboy Rex Braden. The last thing she needs is that particular man complicating her life.

Fiercely loyal Rex Braden has never put anyone or anything before his family. Despite the irate family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, unleashing fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love—and causing the rebel in each of them to rear its powerful head.

Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained as Rex and Jade find out if true love really can conquer all.

Our Sweet Destiny is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Destined for Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.

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Unraveling the Truth About Love (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens, Book 3)

Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break--working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and--just maybe--explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when.

Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered.

When Josh and Riley's friendship heats up, every steamy kiss, and every passionate caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley's mentor accuses her of stealing the design. Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry--and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores.

Unraveling the Truth About Love is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Friendship on Fire, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.

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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Book Review: Julia's Wish

Author: Kay Harris
Title: Julia's Wish
Publish Date: May 13, 2019
Book Blurb: Julia walks into the sperm bank with plans to create a family, but instead of a match on the microscope, she ends up with three teenaged girls and their smoking hot uncle.

Julia Wall loves her job, her quiet life, and reading slow burn romance novels. But she’s losing her sight, and her biological clock is ticking. With a relationship track record she could probably write chick lit about, she knows she’s better off doing it on her own. So she signs up to find her baby romance at a sperm bank that specializes in a personal donor matching experience.

Emilio Thompson is the recipient of an insta-family. Take the death of one older, beloved sister, add in uncaring grandparents, and stir. Next thing he knows he’s raising three teenaged girls on his own. Fresh out of law school, he finds work at his friend’s sperm bank. Contracts and paperwork pay the bills, but he never expected to find his dream girl sitting on the other side of his desk, desperate for a baby.

Julia has everything figured out. And Emilio and his sweet, sassy nieces don’t fit into her carefully constructed plans. But knowing what you want and finding what you need are two very different things…

Review: Julia's Wish is a very different type of romance

Julia is 38 years old. She has a condition that is going to leave her blind in a few years. She's had so many unsuccessful relationships but she wants a child, and she wants to be able to see that child, so she's looking for a donor.

Emilio is working at the very unconventional sperm bank, but even he is not without baggage. He has custody of his deceased sister's 3 teenage daughters. The girls a wonderful and a bit of a handful.

There's a definite spark between Julia and Emilio from the very beginning, but somehow a friendship grows out of her determination to find a donor.

That relationship isn't easy, as Julia is older than Emilio and she has issues with the age gap as well as her health issues.

Emilio has the charge of his deceased sister's three daughters and that makes things more interesting, especially as they love Julia and really want the two of them to get together.

I loved all the missteps along the way as the two found their way to love. The ending is definitely one that will give you warm fuzzy feelings.

This was a beautiful book with characters you couldn't help but root for.

Rating: 5 flowers


Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours: A Murderous Malady

A Murderous Malady by Christine Trent

Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover & eBook; 336 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
For fans of Charles Todd and Deanna Raybourn comes Christine Trent’s second Florence Nightingale mystery. Cholera has broken out in London, but Florence Nightingale has bigger problems when people begin dying of a far more intentional cause—murder. The London summer of 1854 is drawing to a close when a deadly outbreak of cholera grips the city. Florence Nightingale is back on the scene marshaling her nurses to help treat countless suffering patients at Middlesex Hospital as the disease tears through the Soho slums. But beyond the dangers of the disease, something even more evil is seeping through the ailing streets of London. It begins with an attack on the carriage of Florence’s friend, Elizabeth Herbert, wife to Secretary at War Sidney Herbert. Florence survives, but her coachman does not. Within hours, Sidney’s valet stumbles into the hospital, mutters a few cryptic words about the attack, and promptly dies from cholera. Frantic that an assassin is stalking his wife, Sidney enlists Florence’s help, who accepts but has little to go on save for the valet’s last words and a curious set of dice in his jacket pocket. Soon, the suspects are piling up faster than cholera victims, as there seems to be no end to the number of people who bear a grudge against the Herbert household. Now, Florence is in a race against time—not only to save the victims of a lethal disease, but to foil a murderer with a disturbingly sinister goal—in A Murderous Malady.

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Review: The comparison to Deanna Raybourne was the ticket to getting me to read A Murderous Maladay. This is the second book in the Florence Nightingale series.

I was hooked pretty much from the start. I love that Florence Nightingale is a sleuth in this series. It puts an interesting spin on history.

The plot was intriguing and fast paced. Oh and can I say I loved the cover of the book too.

A very captivating read that will keep you turning the pages until the very end!

Rating: 5 Flowers

About the Author

Christine Trent is the author of the Florence Nightingale Mysteries, the Lady of Ashes historical mystery series, about a Victorian-era undertaker, and three other historical novels. Christine’s novels have been translated into Turkish, Polish, and Czech. She writes from her two-story home library, where she lives with her husband, four precocious cats, a large doll collection, entirely too many fountain pens, and over 4,000 catalogued books. Learn more about Christine at www.christinetrent.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 6 Interview at Let Them Read Books Review & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, May 7 Review at Peppermint Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 8 Review at Proverbial Reads Review at Impressions In Ink Excerpt & Giveaway at Old Timey Books

Thursday, May 9 Guest Post at Short Book and Scribes

Friday, May 10 Review at Broken Teepee Feature at The Book Junkie Reads Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All

Saturday, May 11 Review at Donna's Book Blog

Sunday, May 12 Review at A Bookish Affair

Monday, May 13 Review at A Chick Who Reads Feature & Giveaway at Queen of Random Interview at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

Tuesday, May 14 Excerpt & Giveaway at To Read, Or Not to Read

Wednesday, May 15 Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit Excerpt & Giveaway at Kimber Li's Blog

Thursday, May 16 Feature at CelticLady's Reviews Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective

Friday, May 17 Review at The Lit Bitch

Saturday, May 18 Review at Just One More Chapter

Sunday, May 19 Review, Q&A, and Giveaway at Maiden of the Pages

Monday, May 20 Giveaway at Coffee and Ink Review & Excerpt at Jathan & Heather

 
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