Monday, September 17, 2018

ARC Review: Pecan Pies and Dead Guys by Angie Fox



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  • Series: Southern Ghost Hunter (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Moose Island Books, LLC (September  2018)


Sometimes Verity Long would like to forget that she lives with the ghost of a 1920s gangster. But the reluctant housemates must once again work together when a dead detective blackmails Frankie into helping him solve a Great Gatsby-era cold case. Before she can say “bathtub gin,” Verity is dragged straight into a raging, otherworldly house party. Worse, every guest is hiding something. 

Meanwhile, Ellis Wydell, Verity’s living, breathing boyfriend needs Verity’s help with a police case of his own. After a dead body is discovered near the pecan orchard, Verity gives her insights, thinking her job is done. But when mysterious pecan pies start arriving at her house, she wonders who might be thanking her… or stalking her. 

Between hard-living ghosts and sugar-laden desserts, Verity has her work cut out for her. But will she uncover the secrets behind the pecan pies and dead guys? Or has she stumbled upon a recipe for disaster? 

A warm and witty paranormal cozy mystery!



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I think this one is one of the best books in the series!  
Wow!  I Every time I read one of these books, I am glued to the pages.  This one was no exception.
I think this book had even more mystery,  no way did I figure out who it was.  I mean I had a little idea, but .....
Verity is actually working 2 cases this time.  Both were extraordinary.
And then, the  little hint for the next book, oh I can not wait to read that.
I love this series with out a doubt.
You can really feel the characters, and their growth during the series.

*I received my copy in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Losing Time by Chris Karlsen Release Blitz & Giveaway



Title: Losing Time (Knights in Time Book 5) 
Author: Chris Karlsen 
Genre: Historical Romance (With time travel elements) 
Release Date: September 16, 2018 



Can love survive the wrong time and place? Felicia Wycliff’s peaceful stroll through the woods turned to disaster when her dachshund bolted after a rabbit. One minute Felicia was running after the determined little dog, the next she was hurled to the ground. Gathering her wits after her tumble, she brushed herself off and continued her pursuit—-right into three mounted knights who blocked her path. They were so authentic looking. They might’ve stepped from the keep of the nearby castle, Elysian Fields. But the old Norman fortress was a ruin and had been for three hundred years. “Seize her,” the middle knight ordered, the knight who sat tallest in the saddle. “Let me go.” She fought, striking out when the two knights grabbed her. “Who the deuce are you?” “I’m the Captain of the Baron’s Guard, and you are trespassing.” Kidnapped, her confusion and fear consumed her. But when they rode through the gates of Elysian Fields, the castle looking as formidable as the date it was built, her terror exploded. When she fell she knew exactly where she was. But where the devil had she landed?





   




I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books. My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa. I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write. I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and five wild and crazy rescue dogs.
 




Friday, September 14, 2018

Saved By Luke by Teresa Keefer Release Blitz



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Western Romance
Date Published: September 12, 2018


When Hannah Daley left her family’s ranch, she had dreams of happily ever after with her rodeo star prince. Fast forward ten years and she finds herself trudging along a snowy deserted road trying to make it back home.  Broken, tired and a little embarrassed she had let a spring snow storm get the better of her she was relieved to finally see a pair of headlights approaching her. If only she could convince the driver to give her a ride to the ranch and manage not to get killed by a mass murderer.

Luke Blackstone had been sent on a mission to retrieve the prodigal daughter of Colt and Mary Daley. Her flight had landed in Cheyenne hours previously and there had been no sight of her. All they knew was she had rented a car at the airport with cash.  When he saw the shadowy figure hunkered down in a thin hooded jacket, he figured it would the impertinent and impetuous rancher’s daughter.  Head strong and never thinking about much of anything but herself, she wouldn’t have even considered her parents’ worry knowing she was out in this mess.

Hannah and Luke had always butted heads and tossed barbs at each other. It was no different when she found herself working for her father’s new foreman. He was a pompous jerk and she wasn’t about to let him chase her off now that she was back home.  Besides, she had nowhere else that was safe for her to go until her divorce was final and she was free from the prince turned pig.

Luke knew that Hannah had a propensity for getting herself in trouble and he was going to do everything he could to keep her safe. Even though he’d like to turn her over his knee and give her the spanking of a lifetime to teach her a lesson. But he was a gentleman, and for some reason saving Hannah was something he didn’t mind doing.


About the Author

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Teresa Keefer is an indie romance author who has been reading since she was 4-years old. Teresa also writes erotica under Autumn Drake and will be releasing her first political thriller in early 2019 under the name of Ann Nevada.

Teresa holds an MBA in Human Resources and has been in the human resource profession for over 25 years. A woman with many interests, she balances out her life by gardening, cooking and studying spiritualism.



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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Silent All these Years by T.A. Massa Blitz & Giveaway


Silent All These Years: A Novel

Mystery / Suspense

Date Published: September 13, 2018

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A broken daughter’s search for the truth unwinds a spiraling journey of panic, lust, and murder in this manipulative thriller from debut author T. A. Massa.

 

Melanie Stewart has just been left ten million dollars by a man she never knew. Should she accept the money? What if it means her mother, Marilyn, who died when she was only three years old, was murdered by the man who left it to her?

Melanie is trapped with crippling anxiety after the loss of her mother at a young age and the fatal stabbing of her fiancé on the night of their engagement.

When she discovers she has been written into the will of Roger Andrews, a name linked to the mysterious death of her mother, Melanie must trudge down a path of buried memories, reliving painful heartache, all while attempting to restart her life and trust a new admirer, Jake Andrews, Roger’s grandson.

Told from the alternating perspectives of Melanie’s investigation and Marilyn’s last weeks leading up to her death, the clues unravel one by one, leaving you guessing until the final climax. Who should Melanie trust? What happened to Marilyn all those years ago?

SILENT ALL THESE YEARS: A Novel is a Standalone Fiction Mystery Suspense Novel.


  Silent All These Years: A Novel


EXCERPT

 Monday morning arrives with its habitual plans for obligatory adulting, snickering with sadism as all the humans bow to its alarm. Wake up and perform. Wake up and face me. Wake up and be someone. 
After a tear-filled drive home to Austin Saturday night, my body and mind crashed—hard. 
I spent all of Sunday under my sheets trying to sort out the events of my life-changing weekend. 
It was painful, and the worst part? 
Jake Andrews. 
The inheritance is strange, both alarming and frightening, but that part I believe I can handle. I’ll just decline the money and lock it back in the past. 
But not Jake. No, he messed with my head and with my heart. 
How was he able to insult me, seduce me, and make me feel alive again all in one night? 
And he says he remembers me. 
He remembers my past…a past I’ve forgotten. 
Does he have clues? Clues that I need? 
As I blow-dry my hair for work, the Xanax calming my nerves, I’m haunted by my aunt’s warning to stay away from the Andrews family. 
But why? 
All Marilyn did was work for them. She didn’t date any of them. No one seduced her or took advantage of her. There was no screwing Jake Andrews like I did. 
I’m mortified.
And Nathan… 
Oh Nathan! 
I grab the picture of the two of us on my bathroom vanity and squeeze it to my chest. 
Grief grabs hold of me, punching me in the stomach, and I want to throw up. 
What have I done? 
I forgot him. Friday night, I was so lost in Jake that I forgot my soul mate. I’ve betrayed him, betrayed our perfect love. 
Familiar wetness drips down my cheeks. I’m torn in half. As much as I want to forget that horribly sexy asshole of a man, his touch is etched everywhere on my body. He’s surrounding me, pinning me against the wall, holding me against his body, freeing me but suffocating me at the same time.  
I throw down Nathan’s picture and give up on my hair. “Forget it!”



About the Author

  Author T. A. Massa

Tiffani lives near Austin, TX with her husband, three kids, three dogs, and all her cats. She spends her days helping her husband with his company, running her kids around town, caring for the house, and trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

She is a lover of all stories.
She enjoys reading, writing, blogging, and going to the movies (especially on opening day!). Her background is in marketing and entrepreneurship and she is addicted to learning new things.
She manages a Lifestyle Blog at Pages & Lace covering books, movies, design, style trends, and her favorite products. Check it out today!
Her debut novel, Silent All These Years: A Novel, releases September 13, 2018. She has started her second novel with hopes of publishing in the Fall of 2019.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Southern Roots Series By: Julie Morgan






The Southern Roots Series
By: Julie Morgan







From USA Today Bestselling Author Julie Morgan, The Southern Roots series have been combined into one story.
Six stories and six reasons to fall in loves! Come and meet the men in between the sheets in this rock and roll meets country boy with a Scottish hottie twist! 



Southern Roots (nominated for best contemporary romance of the year)

Returning home never looked so good... 
Home from college to help her mother on the family farm, Lexi Griffin expects things to be quiet and normal. She's back in her hometown, and everything is the same as she left it, including the slowly mending broken heart given to her by her high school sweet heart, Blaine. 

After years away, Robert Shaw has returned to his hometown for his father's wedding, looking forward to reconnect with old friends, but he has no clue what's in store for him when he sees Lexi again. Sparks fly between the two, and Lexi is a bit reluctant to start anything with Robert, especially when past wounds haven't healed the way they should have. Robert is determined to have her, against all odds and good sense. A girl like her came around once in a lifetime, and he never forgot her. 

And then Blaine comes back to town, intent on rekindling what he had with Lexi, even though his past cheating and drug use has slightly soured him in her eyes. She still loves him, but can she forgive him? 

As Lexi takes a leap of faith, she suddenly faces the ultimate betrayal from one she trusted. Will she realize the truth in time or will corruption ruin the best thing that has just walked out of her life?


City Lights

Music brought them together. A gamble with love could break them apart.

Blaine has reached rock and roll stardom. After surviving an overdose, Blaine was forced into a decision; change and be a better person, or continue down the dangerous path and lose everything he has worked for. Making the decision to change, he turns his focus and attention to writing and producing music in an effort to keep the bright lights of live performances and potential drugs at an arms distance.

Bassist to the band Blaine is producing, Penelope knows all too well who he is. He’s the sexy as hell, but also drug addicted singer of the mega band, Deep Ember. As excited as she is to get her band signed, she’s none too thrilled to find out her producer is Blaine.

Leaving her boyfriend back home to follow her dreams, Penelope will find herself in uncomfortable situations with Blaine. He’s expressed a genuine interest in her and she feels drawn toward him in return. Unfortunately, knowing who he is and what he’s done puts up an invisible wall between them.

Emotions will be on the line and chords will be played… but can Blaine win over the heart of a woman who’s made it clear she wants nothing to do with him? Will Penelope be able to trust her emotions and will Blaine be able to prove he is not what his reputation says he is? 


Fueled Desire

A chance encounter around the world led her to him…

Abby Masters knew it was time to move on and start her life on her own. No one was in her way, no one could stop her. Leaving her past behind was the best way to move forward. 

Deciding to travel around the world, the intent was to clear her mind, to find herself and to start over. What she didn’t expect, what she didn’t see coming, was Clive.

Driven Hunger

Makayla Shaw left her past love behind. Ready to move forward, she receives tickets and a private meeting with Deep Ember. She knew meeting up with old friends in this band would be fun, but what she did not expect was Matt.

Matt, Deep Ember's drummer, enjoyed his music and his women. When Makayla came back into the spotlight, he knew he wanted, her but how much, he was not sure. When he discovers the torment Makayla has been through, will he be able to keep his own feelings from surfacing? Will Makayla guard her heart from being hurt again?

When two people have an intimate friendship with no feelings, can heart still be broken?


Paramour

Lead man of Mongrels of Soul, Derek, has a secret. His friends have accepted his secret, but will the world? One thing for certain, once the world knows, this could make or break him… or would it? 

Meeting a man of a lifetime, Derek wants to pursue what he feels. Scott, a male revue dancer, wants Derek to go public. When he hesitates, will Scott wait for him? 

More than chords will be played and it is up to Derek to make the final move.


Playing Her Body

When shy meets wild, keys will be played. 

Attending a bachelor party, Jordan wasn’t looking for anything that night, other than keeping his best friend, Blaine, safe from the paparazzi. Everything had been moving along well until she walked in. 

Natalie knew of the band, Deep Ember, but never thought she’d find herself sharing her bed with the keyboard player, Jordan. 

Blaine’s wedding was coming. Jordan was ready as best man…at least until he saw who was the bride’s maid. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel

We are thrilled to be sharing with you the release of TEN REASONS TO STAY by Candace Knoebel. TEN REASONS TO STAY is the first standalone in the Risky Hearts duet and fans of contemporary romance won't want to miss this one! Be sure to grab your copy today!

 

 

About TEN REASONS TO STAY

One day a week—Thursdays—my husband and I could do whatever or whomever we pleased. Protection was non-negotiable. And no matter what, we had to be home by midnight. Jack was the one who wanted an open marriage, but we were supposed to keep things simple. No strings. No commitments. It seemed so easy…until it wasn’t. Devilishly handsome Cole Blackwater was only supposed to be a fling, but everything about him made me feel alive. Wanted. Seen. When I realized he was my husband’s boss, I should have broken things off right then…but I didn’t. One day a week, I could pretend that I was his and he was mine…until Cole wanted more. But how could I decide between the man I’d promised to love, honor, and cherish, and the man who tempted me to break every single vow I’d made?

Add TEN REASONS TO STAY to your Goodreads TBR here!

 

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Don't miss FIVE REASONS TO GO, book two of the Risky Hearts duet, out October 25th!

Add it to your Goodreads TBR today!

 
 

About CANDACE KNOEBEL

Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She's a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror. With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance. Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her thirteenth novel, The Taste of Her Words. Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Amazon / Instagram / BookBub / Reader Group

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Alisa's Review: The Highlander's Promise by Lynsay Sands


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Published June 26th 2018 by Avon




In a spellbinding new Highlands story from New York Timesbestselling author Lynsay Sands, the laird of the Buchanans finds the one woman who is his equal in passion and courage...

Aulay Buchanan has retreated to his clan’s hunting lodge for a few days of relaxation. But the raven-haired beauty he pulls from the ocean puts an end to any chance of rest. Though he christens her Jetta, she knows nothing of her real identity, save that someone is trying to kill her. As she recovers, it will not be easy for Aulay to protect her and keep her honor intact when she mistakenly believes they are man and wife.

Jetta sees beyond Aulay’s scars to the brave, loyal warrior she’s proud to call her own. But as the attempts on her life grow more brazen, Jetta realizes that not all is as she believes. And if Aulay is not her husband, can she trust the desire flaring in his eyes, or his promise to defend her with his life?



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I did enjoy this book,  however it took me all summer to read.  Because my summer was crazy!  This was a great addition to the series.  Loved reading about Aulay!
This was such a different story,  wonderful that Jetta was not bothered by Aulay's scars,  to her that was handsome.  
As usual the family gathers and supports each other.  Such a loving family.
There was a softer feeling to this book