Friday, January 29, 2021

Cover Reveal for Trusting My Friends by Amanda Martinez with a Giveaway

 

Title: Trusting My Friend
Author: Amanda Martinez
Genre: New Adult Clean Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2021
Cover Design: Emily Wittig



After a difficult and traumatic high school experience, Alexia Jamieson is finally ready to head off to college, getting away from her parents and living her own life. Not only did she suffer an assault, she was bullied by people she thought were her friends.

Kayden Owens has always known Alexia has been his best friend and losing her for a few years didn’t change his feelings. Showing up at the same university, states away from their hometown, he tries to reconnect with her. In doing so, he finds out she is already dating another and seemingly moving on.

As she begins to reconnect with Kayden, Alexia struggles over her feelings of dating another guy and having her best friend back in her life; things seem different than they once were, leaving her conflicted.

With the possibility of a relationship at stake, Alexia and Kayden need to overcome what was in the past, including the trust issues that have resurfaced for her. As a love triangle starts to develop, Alexia has a decision to make if she wants her best friend by her side.





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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Available Now...Cold Cruel Kiss by Toni Anderson

 

Today we are celebrating the release of the newest romantic suspense title from New York Times Bestselling Author Toni Anderson! COLD CRUEL KISS is a Cold Justice Crossfire novel and it is available now. Add the book to Goodreads and follow Toni for exclusive updates.

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Cold Cruel Kiss by Toni Anderson

A Romantic Suspense | Available Now

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Book Blurb:

When the daughter of the US Ambassador to Argentina is kidnapped in broad daylight on Christmas Eve, the FBI sends one of its best negotiators to investigate. Supervisory Special Agent Max Hawthorne arrives at an embassy thrown into chaos as US and local law enforcement hustle to track the young woman. Is this a simple kidnap for ransom, or part of a political agenda? Could it be something more sinister? Lucy Aston has something to hide. Preferring to stay in the shadows, the lowly, fashion-challenged office assistant resents being assigned to help Max. But Max can’t resist a puzzle…he’s starting to suspect Lucy Aston is not what she seems. When rumors emerge of a suspected Russian spy operating out of the embassy, Lucy’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble. As she and Max race to rescue the ambassador’s daughter, Lucy has to do whatever it takes to keep her cover from being blown—even if that means betraying the man she’s falling for.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Toni Anderson writes award-winning, bestselling, FBI Romantic Thrillers. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA® finalist, science nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Anderson's books have won the Readers' Choice Award, Aspen Gold, National Excellence in Romance Fiction, Book Buyers' Best.

Originally from a small town in Shropshire, England, Toni studied Marine Biology at University of Liverpool (B.Sc.) and University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she'd never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog, and a laid-back leopard gecko.

Toni started writing while pregnant with her first child and never stopped. Her greatest achievements are mastering the Tokyo subway, climbing Ben Lomond, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and surviving fifteen Winnipeg winters (fingers crossed). She loves to travel for research purposes and was lucky enough to visit the Strategic Information and Operations Center inside FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2016. She also got to shove another (police) car off the road during pursuit training at the Writer’s Police Academy. Basically she has way too much fun!

For more information about Toni and her books, please visit her website: https://www.toniandersonauthor.com

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Cover Reveal for Dark Legacy by Jen Talty

 

Today we are sharing the exciting cover reveal and preorder information for DARK LEGACY by Jen Talty! You can preorder this novella now for only 99 cents! It is the first book in the Legacy Series. It will release March 23, 2021.

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Dark Legacy by Jen Talty

A Novella | Coming March 23, 2021

 

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Book Blurb:

Shannon Brendel, a therapist for troubled teens, wants to find the daughter she gave up when was sixteen. She doesn’t want a relationship. She only wants to know her child is safe and has a better life. One free from her father’s dark legacy. However, when she begins the search, she will lead the evil man she feels she helped create right to her daughter’s doorstep. This is a man she’s vowed never to see again. A man who could easily pull her back into the depths of hell her father had placed her in. He is a man who is hell bent on revenge and will stop at nothing to see that Shannon, and their daughter, pay the ultimate price. Jackson Armstrong, a private investigator will take just about any case except those involving adoption. He has his reasons. So, when his super sexy neighbor asks him to help her find the little girl she gave up years ago, he says no. That is until Shannon’s patients start mysteriously disappearing, showing up dead, and Shannon becomes the best suspect. Jackson will do whatever it takes to prove Shannon is innocent and protect her and her daughter. But will it be enough to save them from such a dark legacy.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Jen Talty is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Paranormal Romance. In the fall of 2020, a short story of hers was selected and featured in a 1001 Dark Knights Anthology. She is currently contracted to write in the With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby with Lady Boss Press as well as Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha and Elle James’s Brotherhood Protectors. For more information, visit Jen’s website.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Review for If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier

If I Disappear by  Eliza Jane Brazier 

 publication: January 26th 2021 by Berkley

Genre: Thriller, Mystery


When her favorite true crime podcast host goes missing, an adrift young woman plunges headfirst into the wild backcountry of Northern California and her own dangerous obsession.


Sera loves true crime podcasts. They make her feel empowered in a world where women just like her disappear daily. She's sure they are preparing her for something. So when Rachel, her favorite podcast host, goes missing, Sera knows it's time to act. Rachel has always taught her to trust her instincts.

Sera follows the clues hidden in the episodes to an isolated ranch outside Rachel's small hometown to begin her search. She's convinced her investigation will make Rachel so proud. But the more Sera digs into this unfamiliar world, the more off things start to feel. Because Rachel is not the first woman to vanish from the ranch, and she won't be the last...

Rachel did try to warn her. 

 

My Thoughts…

 Sera is a unique character.   She lives alone, recently divorced, has no real friends, listens to true crime podcasts, and feels like her favorite podcaster, Rachel, is talking directly to her.   When Rachel’s podcasts stop Sera is sure that something bad has happen to her and heads to Rachel’s hometown to save her.    When she arrives, she finds a ranch that has a history of women disappearing and a town that warns her to stay away from the ranch.   

I am not a podcast listener, but I love a good thriller, mystery book.   If I Disappear had me wondering what had happen to Rachel, were her parents as odd as they seemed, would Sera find out the truth.  I had so many questions as I continued reading.  I loved that Sera did not let anything detour her from finding the answers she was looking for and that she did not take everything and everyone around her at face value.   She questioned everyone and everything she encountered.

  I was not pulled into this story as deeply as I would like, I was able to put the book down and not really think about it until I picked it up again.   But when I picked it up the rest of my world went away, and I could not be distracted by the life going on around me.     I like the unique format of adding the podcast notes within the story.   Over all, I really enjoyed If I Disappear and look forward to more of Eliza Jane Brazier’s books.   

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Spotlight for Faye, Faraway by Helen Fisher

 

Faye, Faraway

publication: January 26th 2021 by Gallery Books

A heartfelt, spellbinding, and irresistible debut novel for fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Outlander that movingly examines loss, faith, and love as it follows a grown woman who travels back in time to be reunited with the mother she lost when she was a child.


Faye is a thirty-seven-year-old happily married mother of two young daughters. Every night, before she puts them to bed, she whispers to them: “You are good, you are kind, you are clever, you are funny.” She’s determined that they never doubt for a minute that their mother loves them unconditionally. After all, her own mother Jeanie had died when she was only seven years old and Faye has never gotten over that intense pain of losing her.

But one day, her life is turned upside down when she finds herself in 1977, the year before her mother died. Suddenly, she has the chance to reconnect with her long-lost mother, and even meets her own younger self, a little girl she can barely remember. Jeanie doesn’t recognize Faye as her daughter, of course, even though there is something eerily familiar about her...

As the two women become close friends, they share many secrets—but Faye is terrified of revealing the truth about her identity. Will it prevent her from returning to her own time and her beloved husband and daughters? What if she’s doomed to remain in the past forever? Faye knows that eventually she will have to choose between those she loves in the past and those she loves in the here and now, and that knowledge presents her with an impossible choice.

Emotionally gripping and ineffably sweet Faye, Faraway is a brilliant exploration of the grief associated with unimaginable loss and the magic of being healed by love.
 

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Cover Reveal for The Accidental Fiance by Christi Barth

 

Title: The Accidental FiancĂ© 
Series: Love Lottery Book 1
Author: Christi Barth
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 23, 2021



Is it the chance of a lifetime or his biggest mistake?

When former hotel manager Alex Kirkland, his sister and their best friends pooled their money for an unusual lottery prize—a historic, dilapidated inn on the Maryland shore—as a last-ditch attempt to escape rotten circumstances, they never expected to win. But they’re all looking for a fresh start and a second chance, so Alex convinces everyone to move in and repair the building in time for the spring wedding season.

Sydney Darrow never planned to return to her hometown. But her family needs her and Sydney can endure anything for 90 days—including making sandwiches and serving coffee with a smile until she returns to her jet-setter career. When her grandma mistakes a handsome customer for the “fiancĂ©” Sydney created when she thought her grandma was on death’s door, well...Sydney will do anything to keep her spirits up during treatment. She can persuade him to keep up the charade for a few months, right?

But when Alex agrees to play along, will they both fall for their own fiction?




Alex’s expression morphed into straight-up solemnity, like he’d slipped on a mask. “The four of us have no incoming income until we get this inn running. Damn straight I’m all about the bottom line.”

“I guess I can add practical to your list of traits.” Which Sydney appreciated. It was the people who pretended not to care about money but pinched every penny in secret that were difficult. Hiding things—anything, big or small—never turned out well.

In a tone drier than Death Valley, Alex said, “That is just what every man longs to hear during a proposal. That practicality came in ahead of good looks and sex appeal.”

“I didn’t say that.” Did he truly not know that he smoldered with sex appeal? That he could be the man in a cologne/watch/champagne ad? It was actually endearing that he needed a bit of an ego stroke. “Alex, you’re suavely handsome. Your smiles are rare, and all the more potent because of it.”

Those icy eyes widened in…disbelief? Appreciation? Hard to tell. But then he dipped his chin. “Nice to hear. Was that so hard?”

“I didn’t realize you needed a bit of flirting to consider this favor. It seemed…forward to lead off with cataloging your physical traits.”

“Forward?” A huge belly laugh rolled out of him. It was warm and contagious, even though Sydney knew it was aimed at her. “You just proposed after a grand total of ten minutes of conversation, over two days.”

Men had a tendency to be so darned literal. “I’m not proposing for real. I’m asking for your help. You will, in no way, be obligated to follow through into a fake marriage.”

“Then where does the line get drawn?” Alex braced a hand on the back of the couch and leaned forward. He leaned in so close that his breath warmed her ear. “How interesting does this get?”

For a moment—okay, three—Sydney let herself enjoy the closeness. The heat pumping off him through the waffle-weave shirt onto her chest. The brush of his biceps against the back of her head. How their knees pressed together. It was all intimate and on the edge of…something. She just wasn’t sure what.



USA TODAY bestselling author Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately, she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series.

Christi can always be found either whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.



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Friday, January 22, 2021

Review for Charleston Green by Stephanie Alexander

 

Charleston Green by  Stephanie Alexander 

 

Paperback, 353 pages

Published April 14th 2020 by Bublish, Inc.

Genre:  Mystery, Womens Fiction


If Tipsy Collins learned one thing from her divorce, it's that everyone in Charleston is a little crazy--even if they're already dead.


Tipsy, a gifted artist, cannot ignore her nutty friends or her vindictive ex-husband, but as a lifelong reluctant clairvoyant, she's always avoided dead people. When Tipsy and her three children move into the house on Bennett Street, she realizes some ghosts won't be ignored.

Till death do us part didn't pan out for Jane and Henry Mott, who've haunted the house for nearly a century. Tipsy's marriage was downright felicitous when compared to Jane and Henry's ill-fated union. Jane believes Henry killed her and then himself, and Henry vehemently denies both accusations. Unfortunately, neither phantom remembers that afternoon in 1923. Tipsy doesn't know whether to side with Jane, who seems to be hiding something under her southern belle charm, or Henry, a mercurial creative genius. Jane and Henry draw Tipsy into their conundrum, and she uncovers secrets long concealed under layers of good manners, broken promises and soupy Lowcountry air. Living with ghosts, however, takes a toll on her health, and possibly even her sanity. As she struggles to forge a new path for herself and her children, Tipsy has a chance to set Jane and Henry free, and release the ghosts of her own past.

 

My Thoughts… Charleston Green is a fun book.  Tispy is a character that I found intriguing.   She lives a life full of chaos and is doing her best to keep it together.    She moves into a haunted house, is divorcing her husband, and raising her three children.   I love how she interacts with ghosts and the affects that they have on her.   She takes everything in stride, doing her best to continue living a happy life.  

I was in need of a book that would make me smile, make me laugh, and make me need to keep reading.   Charleston Green is just that book.   I picked up this book not quite sure what I was getting into and quickly realized that I loved what I was reading.    Tipsy was unique and real.   Jane and Henry Mott, the ghosts, kept me wondering what had really happen to them.   Tipsy’s need to help them move on showed that she was willing to put her own health on the line to help others.   

Stephanie Alexander wrote a book for those looking for a fun, quirky mystery to solve.   The characters are fun, the story flows easily and quickly, and the mystery is unique.   I recommend picking up your own copy.

 

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Meet Stephanie Alexander…
Stephanie Alexander grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Drawing, writing stories, and harassing her parents for a pony consumed much of her childhood. After graduating from high school in 1995 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the College of Charleston, South Carolina. She returned to Washington, DC, where she followed a long-time fascination with sociopolitical structures and women's issues to a Master of Arts in Sociology from the American University. She spent several years as a Policy Associate at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a think-tank focused on women's health and economic advancement.

Stephanie embraced full-time motherhood after the birth of the first of her three children in 2003. Her family put down permanent southern roots in Charleston in 2011. She published her first novel, The Cracked Slipper, in February 2012. The first printing of the series sold over 40,000 copies. The Cracked Slipper made multiple appearances on Amazon's fantasy bestseller lists, and peaked at #11 in all genres. Stephanie has appeared on local and national media, been a contributor on many writing blogs and in writing magazines, and regularly joins with book clubs for discussions of her work. 

In addition to her personal writing, Stephanie returned to the College of Charleston as an Adjunct Professor of Sociology, and launched her freelance ghostwriting and editing business, Wordarcher, LLC. She has ghostwritten dozens of books, from novels to memoirs to academic theses. Beginning in the Fall of 2015, as a single working mother, she attended law school on a full academic scholarship, earning her juris doctor with honors from the Charleston School of Law in December, 2017.

She currently practices family law in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the Charleston suburb that is the setting of her latest novel, Charleston Green. Her personal experience rebuilding her life after divorce inspires both her legal work and her fiction. She published the second edition of The Cracked Slipper and its sequel, The Dragon Choker, in early 2020. The series is now complete with the release of final book in the series, The Glass Rainbow, in April 2020. 

Her award-winning first Southern fiction novel, Charleston Green was released in April 2020, and immediately hit the Amazon Bestsellers List, debuting as the #3 New Release in Southern fiction, and the #8 Southern Fiction bestseller overall. Charleston Green is the 2020 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Silver Medalist for Paranormal Fiction.  

Stephanie and her husband live in the Charleston area with their blended family of five children and their two miniature dachshunds, Trinket and Tipsy. She is represented by Stefanie Lieberman of Janklow & Nesbit Associates, New York, NY.

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Pre-Order Blitz for Infamous by Ivy Wild

 

Title: Infamous
Series: Kings of Capital
Author: Ivy Wild
Genre: Friends to Lovers, Second Chance Romance, Office Romance, Hollywood Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2021
Cover Design: @ohsomanyfeels






My name is Sophie Strong
and I sold my soul to a record company
For fame
For fans
For fortune
For a life I thought I wanted.
I sold out in the worst possible way
Leaving everything I loved behind.
Turning myself into someone I wasn’t
Just to watch the world turn itself on me.
Now the whole world hates me and I can’t escape them.
I can’t escape this.
And no matter how fast I run
Connor Driscoll always seems to find me.
He’s the man I left behind and the one I don’t deserve.
He says he loves me but he shouldn’t.
Because once you become famous,
all that’s left to do is become
INFAMOUS










Writer of all things untamed, romantic and free, Ivy Wild never planned on becoming a romance novelist. In fact, she hated romance as a kid and was quite proud of that fact. Basically, life is weird.

Married to her own alpha hero, she currently lives in various places of the world at various times thanks to his military career.

Her current side hustle is being a lawyer.



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