Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cover Reveal for Sarah M. Eden's new Hope Springs Novel: Love Remains


From the USA Today Bestselling author of the Longing for Home series, LOVE REMAINS is a new romance novel set in the beloved world of Hope Springs.

Cecily faces a dark, uncertain future. Tavish is haunted by his painful, anguished past. Fate has brought them together in a world determined to tear them apart.


Release Day:  September 5th, 2017




Friday, February 17, 2017

Cover Reveal $25 Giveaway for The Splash of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson

Coming August 2017 from USA Today bestselling author Rachael Anderson

 
The Splash of Lady Harriett
When wills clash and hearts collide, who will come away victorious?



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Author Rachael Anderson A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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Falling for Maria (Falling series #2) by Heather B. Moore


At twenty-six, Maria is holding out for the perfect man to share the rest of her life with. Josh seems to be that man, but after months of dating, their relationship is at a stand-still. Maria plans to nudge Josh forward, but when the company she works for is bought out, her new boss Walker seems determined to change Maria’s idea of the perfect man.

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This is such a fun series!  These are shorter books- novella size- which means that they are over before I know what hit me and leave me longing for more.  :)  The author does a great job of creating characters that I feel like I know and like in a very short amount of time.

Maria is a girl that loves life and pushes just outside the box of "normal".  Her clothes are an extension of her view on life and are full of color and vibrancy.  She doesn't want to be pushed inside a box where everyone and everything should be the same.  (not her clothes or her work space) I liked that about Maria and I really liked how she was willing to stand up for herself and the people around her who weren't brave enough to do it.

Since this is a short book, we just get the very first glimpse of Maria and Walker.  The first bits of attraction and interest that dance around until they finally work out initial kinks to date.  There is no deep love yet- just the promise of good things to come.  It was perfect for the amount of time I had with this book.

I can't wait for the next book coming out this summer!  

Content:  clean, kissing

- I received a copy of this book for free.  I was under no obligation to review and all opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Because You're Mine by Colleen Coble


Alanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution . . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?


This is actually the first book I have read by Colleen Coble.  She is such a popular author that it seems absurd, I know.  But, here it is!  My first Colleen Coble book ever.

I really had no idea what to expect going into this book.  I didn't really read the blurb very well so the whole book was sort of a surprise to me.  I actually like it that way.  😀  I didn't expect the creepy sort of suspense I was feeling for most of this book.  But I liked it!  It was good for me because I don't like things too intense. 

Yes, the whole story was completely predictable.  You can call the ending from almost the beginning when the bomb goes off, but I didn't mind that.  

I enjoyed the moments in the book where I felt the Irish brogue coming out.  I also enjoyed the musical moments where the music transported the characters.  It helped me connect to them and to the story.  I wish there would have been more of that.

I'm not so sure I loved Alanna.  There were some inconsistencies in her character, I think.  I would have liked to have seen more resolution between Alanna and her mother and Alanna and her in-laws.

Overall a good book and a light read.  Nothing to be taken too seriously.  I liked it.  3/5 stars from me.

Content:  I guess this is supposed to be a Christian fiction book but I can't really remember much of that.  There definitely wasn't anything overly preachy.  It was clean- no swearing or sexual situations but there is some light innuendo and some moments of mild violence.

- I received a copy of this book from the publisher.  I was under no obligation to review and all opinions expressed are my own.




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Release Celebration for Royal Design by Sariah Wilson! $25 Giveaway!

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Release Celebration for
Royal Design
By Sariah Wilson

ROYAL DESIGN is releasing as a Kindle in Motion ebook. Go to Amazon to see a preview of some of the special video features included. It's so fun! And in case you need a teaser, here is one of the heroine, Bellamy Sullivan:


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Royal Design
(The Royals of Monterra Novella)
by Sariah Wilson
Contemporary Romance
ebook, 217 pages
February 14th 2017 by Montlake Romance

Bellamy Sullivan’s life is hardly regal. She’s a waitress from Ohio who’s been on her own since she was sixteen, working several jobs while her dreams of being a fashion designer stay just that. But everything changes when PR maven and soon-to-be-royal Lemon Beauchamp drops in to announce that Bellamy is a princess. Unfortunately, Bellamy’s newly assigned bodyguard is the last man she wants to see.

A year ago, the royal family of Monterra tasked Enzo Rannalli with confirming Bellamy’s heritage, which meant he had to get very close to her. Enzo got the confirmation he needed, but he didn’t expect their connection to be so meaningful. And he didn’t expect his sudden departure to break the young princess’s heart.

In exchange for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to kick-start her fashion career, Bellamy agrees to star on a royal reality show that will match her with the world’s most eligible bachelors. But after a series of disastrous dates make her even more grateful for Enzo’s company, she wonders if her fairy-tale ending is waiting to happen off camera.


The Royals of Monterra Series

Nestled in the Alps between Switzerland and Italy, the small kingdom of Monterra is ruled by a loving and loyal family. Thanks to magical good fortune, the gorgeous and charming royal Fiorellis always know when they have found their true love and partner, and they won’t let anything get in the way of their happily ever after. Along with their friends and extended family members, they travel the world in pursuit of love and adventure. Full of relatable heroines, irresistible heroes, and glamorous backdrops, these sweet modern-day fairy tales offer a perfect romantic escape in a world where money is no object and love conquers all.

— Sariah

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About the Author


Bestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mount Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soul mate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters—which is why she writes romance. She grew up in Southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soul mate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers). Learn more about her and her work at www.sariahwilson.com.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Begin Again (Home In You #2) by Crystal Walton + Giveaway


What happens when a free-spirited artist from big-city New York collides with an uptight business owner from small-town Ocracoke? Fireworks. The kind neither saw coming.

A single call is all it takes to drive artist Ti Russo into what she does best. Run. But hey, lying low in a beach town for a while isn’t so bad. Thanks to the distraction of playing consultant to a guy she’s determined to crack, she can almost forget about the past stalking her back home. But she never counted on the real danger being a picket-fenced life she has no business falling for.

Focus and self-preservation have gotten single dad Drew Anderson through the last nine years. With the threat of his shop’s foreclosure jeopardizing his daughter’s health care, the last thing he needs is a distracting hippie chick swooping in to shake up what he’s fought to protect. Including himself. The bank’s deadline adds enough pressure without re-risking feelings better left buried.

But as sparks flare and secrets escalate, the race against time propels Ti and Drew into a choice neither’s ready to make: Find the faith to surrender their past or forfeit their only chance to begin again.

Download Begin Again and escape into a sparks-flying, opposites-attract contemporary clean romance full of small-town charm, broken characters, and deep undertones of grace that’ll win your heart.


Happy Valentines Day today!  I hope you all get to celebrate this day with people that you love.  Love is always something to be celebrated.  💚  I've got a great book today with a fantastic love story!

I've really been looking forward to this book.  Ever since I read the first book in this series, Write Me Home, and got a glimpse of Ti, I've wanted to know her story.  If you haven't anything in this series yet, now is a great time to start.  You don't have to read these books in order, but I would recommend it just for the sake of build up and history.  :)  And, this book is on kindle unlimited if you have that.  yay!

I'm a fan of Crystal Walton because she has a gift for writing real, emotional characters who struggle, but keep moving forward.  Readers will be able to find a bit of themselves in her characters. 

I loved the opposites attract aspect of this book.  It made for some great sparks between Ti and Drew who really are polar opposites in many ways.  Ti radiates energy and confidence with a free spirit attitude.   She also bottles up her pain and her past tightly within herself.  Drew is a tightly wound guy.  He carries many burdens on his shoulders and keeps things carefully controlled in order to stay on top of things.  He is frustrated and has been operating in self preservation mode for a long time.  In actuality, Ti and Drew are more alike than they think.  They have many of the same hurts and frustrations, dreams and talents.  They just handle them in different ways.

This story was a great emotional journey.  I felt like I knew the characters and shared in their success and pain.  The story unwound itself bit by bit so the build up felt significant.  I was drawn in from the very beginning and couldn't put this book down.  

Content:  Clean, some kissing.  Some references to drug abuse and prostitution.

Crystal is having a giveaway on her blog if you are interested!  Enter to win this book and some other goodies as well!  http://crystal-walton.com/begin-again-giveaway/

-I received a copy of this book from the author.  I was under no obligation to review and all opinions expressed are my own.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Breach of Trust by Kathi Oram Peterson + $25 Giveaway


Lieutenant Commander Cooper Lane has so much to live for. With a loving husband and beautiful baby girl waiting for her back home, she is anxious to finish her mission in Afghanistan and return to her family. But in a split second, her world shatters. Her helicopter is going down in that hostile country, and there will be no survivors. Four Years Later . . . On a covert mission in an Afghan village, Navy SEAL Axe Talbot finds something no one ever expected: Lieutenant Cooper Lane—alive. Cooper survived the crash that killed her team and has been hiding behind enemy lines for four years. It’s the woman he’s been looking for and dreaming about for so long. After her rescue, Cooper is not sure she can survive the reality waiting for her back home—when she disappeared and was pronounced dead, her husband married her best friend. Cooper is lost, but her troubles are just beginning. In one horror-filled moment, her former husband is murdered before her eyes, and Cooper becomes the prime suspect. Now she must embark on one last mission to clear her name. And there are only two people she trusts to help her: her father and Axe, the SEAL who rescued her. Cooper and Axe take off, and together the makeshift team uncovers a trail of mysterious deaths that leads to unimaginable danger.


I really loved reading this book!  It grabbed my interest from the very beginning and just didn't let up.

We get to know Cooper and Axe through current circumstances as well as flashbacks.  The flashbacks really help us understand the struggle and the bonding these two went through.

If I could summarize Cooper's life in one sentence it would be:  What a mess.  Honestly, What.  A.  Mess.  Her helicopter goes down in Afghanistan and everyone in her crew dies leaving her the lone survivor hiding in a remote village.  Little does she know that in the four years since as she has tried to just survive, back home she has been declared dead and her husband has married another to help raise their daughter that doesn't even know her.  See?  It's a mess.  But that's not all.  Cooper is suffering from PSD, her husband is killed and then she realizes that someone is trying to kill her.  But the local sheriff thinks Cooper is the killer.  Oy.  Axe shows up and he and Cooper are off on mission to discover what is really going on.  It's a crazy ride!

In my mind I kept thinking, "how much can one woman take?!"  I still wonder but at least Cooper had Axe and her father on her side.  They were her rocks and the steadying influence when her whole world was crashing down.  I loved them both.

This book has a bit of everything.  Suspense, danger, drama, action.  It was really good.  I read through this book so quickly because I just didn't want to put it down.  Yay!  I love when that happens.

Content:  No swearing or sexual scenes.  Some kissing, some violence.  There is some mention of the LDS religion and some talk of praying and God but nothing overly preachy.

- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.  I was under no obligation to review and all opinions expressed are my own. 



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