Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Book Blitz for Baggage Claim by Julianna Smith with a GIVEAWAY


 

Baggage Claim by Juliana Smith

Publication date: November 26th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

Olive Moore has been avoiding her hometown for three years now. But a phone call with her mom has her agreeing to spend the holidays back home with her family, she lets it slip she will be bringing a boyfriend with her. The only problem with that is she has no boyfriend. That is until she meets a handsome—albeit annoying—stranger on the plane who makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

Finn Beckett has always had good luck, as demonstrated by the gorgeous blonde he’s seated next to on a flight to Aspen. One drink too many leads to Olive spilling her problems in his lap, and he feels compelled to help. So he makes her an offer: he’ll pretend to be her boyfriend to keep her family off her back and make this the best Christmas ever.

Olive and Finn spend the next two weeks going on spirit-filled Christmas dates with her family. Their ruse is working perfectly, but Finn can’t help but notice Olive is holding something back. Something that could ruin everything.

Their relationship may have taken off smoothly, but with all this turbulence, will they ever make it to baggage claim?








AUTHOR BIO:
Juliana Smith is an author in a small town in Alabama. She is a full-time realtor, and part-time author, but she spends a lot of her time with her husband and daughter. Juliana writes heartfelt romance filled with laughter and warm fuzzies. She can usually be found in a Chic-fil-a drive-thru or listening to Star Wars theory podcasts, often at the same time.



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Monday, November 28, 2022

Cover Reveal for Perfectly Wild by Leesa Bow with a GIVEAWAY

 

Title: Perfectly Wild
Series: Beautifully Wild #3
Author: Leesa Bow
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adventure romance,    Romantic suspense, New adult romance, Contemporary Women's Fiction
Release Date: December 12, 2022
Cover Design: RBA Designs



My experience in the jungle taught me how fate tested the balance of life and to never become complacent.

I thought returning to modern civilization would be okay because we have each other.
That our love would be enough.
That our family would be enough.
A perfect love.
Only Samuel is no ordinary man.
And the jungle calls to him.

In my heart, I sense I’m losing the battle.
I have to find another place for us to belong that doesn’t threaten our lives.
Because a love like ours is worth fighting for.

Fate has no idea what I will do or how far I’ll go for love.

Perfectly Wild is a contemporary romance/medical romance with a twist; a wounded hero; a feisty heroine who fights for their love. Running out of time love, with steamy moments, secrets, lies, and heartache that will hit you straight in the feels. Opposites attract, and the grumpy/sunshine banter you’ll love.




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Best selling Australian author, Leesa Bow writes alphas with a fierce determination to win, and the women who will push for them to fight harder. She is known for her steamy sports romance and her latest adventure romance.

Leesa lives in sunny Queensland, Australia. She spends her spare time with her family, and catching up with girlfriends for coffee or a wine.

Leesa loves to keep fit with pilates, and yoga, and keeping the fun with laughter in her life.

She loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book, and a glass of South Australian wine.



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Friday, November 25, 2022

Book Review for The Wrong Bones by Melinda Leigh

 The Wrong Bones by Melinda Leigh

Kindle Edition, 119 pages

Published October 25th 2022 by Montlake

 


Taken from Goodreads:  A frantic chase to catch a grave robber reveals a startling discovery in this tenth installment of the Widow’s Island novella series by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.


Deputy Tessa Black spots a man disturbing a grave in the local cemetery and gives chase. But when Tessa catches him, she learns that the ghoulish trespasser wasn’t robbing graves; he was burying a box of bones.

With the help of her fiancĂ©, park ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa discovers that the remains belong to a missing teenager from a nearby island. After the girl disappeared nine months ago, police labeled her a runaway. Now, though, it’s clear the teenager was murdered.

When the only witness is an uncooperative teenager, Tessa and Logan must find the killer before the boy becomes the next target.
 

 

My Thoughts:   I have read many of The Widow’s Island series but not all of them.   When I saw a novella was available, I knew that I needed to read it.   I really like that I do not have to read all the books to enjoy other books.  Each book is a stand-alone with the same setting and familiar characters, but each book has it’s own story and a finished ending. 

 

In The Wrong Bones, Tessa and Logan are solving a local crime that starts in the cemetery.  There were many clues and not a lot of surprises until the end.   I thought I had it figured out, but I did not quite have it all put together.  

 

Melinda Leigh did a great job writing a fun novella.   She told the whole story in just over 100 pages and I love it. 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Audiobook Review for Always Her Love by Melissa Foster


 Always Her Love: Levi Steele

The Steeles at Silver Island, Book 4

By: Melissa Foster

Narrated by: Aidan SnowAva Erickson

Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins

Some fates are too tempting to deny....

If you love single-parent romances, you won’t want to miss Always Her Love, an emotionally gripping, funny, and sinfully hot story of forbidden love, with a much deserved and epic happily ever after. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles. They have a penchant for pranks, a passion for loyalty, and a trunk full of secrets. All Steele novels may be enjoyed as stand-alone romances.

In Always Her Love

“I'm pregnant. It’s yours. I’m having it, and unless you want it, I’m putting it up for adoption.” Those were the words that changed Levi Steele’s life before he was even legally allowed to drink. There was never any question about whether he would keep his daughter, and eight years later, he doesn’t have a single regret. He owns a successful contracting company, he’s part of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, and Joey’s happiness is his top priority. None of that would be possible without the help of Joey’s beautiful and selfless aunt Tara, who’s going to be staying with them over spring break and who he’s been thinking about in ways he shouldn’t. But Tara’s older sister is Joey’s birth mother, and she’s the last woman the dirty-talking biker should want to get his hands on.

Tara Osten has been crushing on Levi for as long as she can remember. He’s a loving father, a loyal friend, someone with whom she can always be herself, and six-plus feet of deliciously hard, tattooed muscle. At 24, she’s finally realized he will never see her as more than his baby mama’s younger sister. It’s time to let go of her lustful fantasies starring Levi Steele and move on with her life. Step one: Buy her own place and start dating. Step two: Survive spring break without falling harder for the one man she can never have. 

Discover the magic of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers and listeners have fallen in love with the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.

 

Audiobook Review:  From the first words I heard I knew that this book was going to pull at my heart strings.   Aidan Snow and Ava Erickson brought Levi and Tara’s story to life.  They used their amazing voices to tell the story of a single dad and the aunt found their way out of friendship into so much more.   Melissa Foster has the best narrators. 

 

eBook Review:  Oh Melissa, the stories you write.   Always Her Love is the story of single dad Levi and his friend Tara.   Tara has had a crush on Levi forever but has kept her feelings in check for fear of losing him as a friend.  I LOVE watching Levi realize his feelings for Tara and then carefully convincing her that he was worth the risk.  I did have to remind myself that they were long time friends a couple times as it seemed their relationship moved quickly but their relationship started with them in love with each other already.   

Joey, Levi’s little girl, is adorable.  I really enjoyed her part in their story.   Her innocence at Levi and Tara’s relationship, her total love for Tara, and her love of life is infectious.  Every scene that she appeared in is my favorite.  I waited to see what her reaction would be or what she would say.  She may be the biggest part of the love between Levi and Tara. 

Always Her Love is a great addition to Melissa Foster’s Steele’s at Silver Island series.   The best part, that each book is their own story.  You can read them in an order.  I recommend picking up your own copy.

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Meet Melissa Foster:  Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Book Blitz for Fighting for King by Gillian Archer with a GIVEAWAY

 



Fighting for King by Gillian Archer

(Star Studded, #2)
Publication date: November 17th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

The Nanny Factor! Is there something more going on between Actor Kingston Grier and his new nanny? Stay tuned…

Kingston: Who knew it would be such a challenge finding a nanny who could focus on my daughter without getting sidetracked by trying to get into my bed? I can’t even make eye contact without them thinking I’m flirting. I’m not.

Until Briar arrives, and finally we have a nanny who’s there for Zoe. But why does this Mary Poppins have to be so damn hot?

Briar: My divorce left me with more than my share of trust issues. Not that I’m looking at my new boss that way. Kingston might be a Hollywood hunk, but the guy has the personality of a potato. His daughter couldn’t be more different. One look into her doe eyes, and I am in love.

Somehow Kingston and I go from barely speaking to talking all night long. And our attraction becomes impossible to deny. Just when everything’s finally going right, intimate pictures of us are leaked and the fallout is insane. When I signed up for this job, I knew I’d do anything to protect Zoe—I just never expected how much I’d want to fight for King.







AUTHOR BIO:
GILLIAN ARCHER has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering but prefers to spend her time on happily ever after. She writes the kind of stories she loves to read—the hotter the better! When she’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found chasing her preschooler, or surfing the couch while indulging in her latest reality TV fixation, or reading awesome romance ebooks by her favorite authors.

Gillian Archer lives in the wilds of Nevada with her amazing husband, ridiculously smart little girl, and goofy dog.


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Friday, November 18, 2022

Book Blitz for Valkyrie by Kitty Thomas with a GIVEAWAY

 



Valkyrie by Kitty Thomas

Publication date: October 24th 2022
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Synopsis:

ODIN:
On the day I met the witch, she prophesied my death.

She said it was fate and couldn’t be changed.

I’ve gathered my warriors. I’ve laid my traps. I’ve moved my pieces across the board.

She is the piece that unlocks everything, I know she is.

And she’s wrong. Everything can be changed.

FREYJA:

A powerful god seeks to destroy my people unless I go live with him.

“You don’t have to marry him. You don’t even have to sleep with him. He just needs a witch.”

I’ve been told this multiple times, but I don’t trust this man.

He’s keeping something very important from me… and he’s such a charmer.

I may allow him into my bed, but I can never let him into my heart.

Note: This is a standalone.




AUTHOR BIO:
KITTY THOMAS writes dark stories that play with power and have unconventional HEAs. She began publishing in early 2010 with her bestselling COMFORT FOOD and is considered one of the original authors of the dark romance subgenre.

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Author links:
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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Book Review for Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

 Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

by  Gabrielle Zevin 

Genre:  Literary Fiction

Hardcover, 416 pages

Published July 5th 2022 by Knopf Publishing Group

 


Taken from Goodreads:  In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends--often in love, but never lovers--come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.


On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn't heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won't protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts.

Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin's Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before. 

My Thoughts:  I am not anything close to a gamer, I play solitaire sometimes on my tablet, yet this book is wonderful.   I really enjoyed Sam and Sadie.   Their relationship of being just friends was unique and perfect.  Whether they were working together, gaming together, or just being together they understood each other, they respected each other, and they love each other.

 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a unique story.  I believe it will reach across many types of readers and pull in a huge crowd of readers who will all love or at least like it.   This is a story of making and playing games, a story of friendship, a story of loss and love, and a story of forgiveness.

 

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Meet Gabrielle Zevin (taken from her website
):  GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally best-selling and critically acclaimed author, whose books have been translated into thirty-nine languages.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry spent several months on the New York Times Best Seller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Best Seller List, was a USA Today Best Seller, and has been a best seller all around the world. A.J. Fikry was honored with the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award for Fiction and the Japan Booksellers’ Prize, and was long listed for the International Dublin Literary Award, among other honors. The Toronto Globe and Mail called the book “a powerful novel about the power of novels.”

Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program and was long-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. The Hole We’re In was a New York Times Editor’s Choice title. Of The Hole We’re InThe New York Times Book Review wrote, “Zevin breathes real life into this tough-girl vet, a heroine for our times, recognizable from life but new to fiction.” Young Jane Young won the Southern Book Prize and was one of the Washington Post’s Fifty Notable Works of Fiction. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews wrote, “This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author.”

She has also written books for young readers. Elsewhere was an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, a finalist for the Quill Award and the California Young Reader Medal, and was long listed for the Carnegie Medal. It won the Borders Original Voices Award, the Ulmer Unke, and the Sakura Medal. Of Elsewhere, the New York Times Book Review wrote, “Every so often a book comes along with a premise so fresh and arresting it seems to exist in a category all its own… Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book.” It was recently named to Time magazine’s 2021 list of the 100 Best YA Novels of All Time.

She is the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay. She and director Hans Canosa adapted her novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (ALA Best Books for Young Adults, NYPL Books for the Teenage) into the Japanese film, Dareka ga Watashi ni Kisu wo Shita. She has occasionally written criticism for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered, and she began her writing career at age fourteen as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Her Modern Love column was recently read by Sandra Oh for the Modern Love podcast. The film version of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, for which Zevin wrote the adaptation, will go into production at the end of 2021.

Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. She lives in Los Angeles. Her tenth novel, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow will be published by Knopf in 2022, and is being developed into a feature film by Temple Hill and Paramount Studios.