Saturday, May 27, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/GUEST POST - Wicked: A Damned Novel by LM Pruitt

A Damned Novel
by LM Pruitt
Release Date: April 2017
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
—Ernest Hemingway
Being a demon isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Especially when you make a massive mistake your first month on the job.

Even more so when your sister is one of the all-star players on the other team.

Add in the rumors of not one but two coups and it’s not hard to see—something wicked this way comes….

READ more WICKED: A Damned Novel . . . Guest Post . . . 

Audiobook Tour - The Sparks (Feud Trilogy, #1) by Kyle Prue

The Sparks
Feud Trilogy, #1
by Kyle Prue
Narrator: Jon Eric Preston
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes
Release date: February 24th 2017
Publisher: Cartwright Publishing 2017
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Honor does not bend. A will of iron does not break. Victory lies within the ashes.
The Vapros, the Taurlum, and the Celerius: three dynasties bound by an ancient promise, and given superhuman abilities to protect the city of Altryon from the dangerous world beyond its walls. The Vapros have the ability to teleport and turn their enemies to ash, the Celerius have super speed and the ability to heal from any wound, the Taurlum have skin like steel and godlike strength. Centuries of petty infighting have turned the families against each other, resulting in a secret war. A powerful emperor now rules over all, as the families have weakened by massive casualties.

Sixteen-year-old Neil Vapros desperately wants to become an assassin, to please his hyper critical father. After failing his first mission, Neil learns that a sinister new force has awakened. This mysterious new power threatens to shatter the established order and threaten the lives of everyone in Altryon - regardless of their family name or allegiance.

READ more THE SPARKS (Feud Trilogy, #1) . . . Audio Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

NetGalley REVIEW - The Nanny Arrangement (Country Blues, #2) by Rachel Harris

The Nanny ArrangementCountry Blues, #2
by Rachel Harris
Releasing May 22nd 2017
Entangled Bliss
BlurbSoft-spoken and shy Hannah Fisher is determined to make the man she’s loved her entire life finally see her as a woman. With the help of a makeover, a new mission—Operation Find My Happy—and the convenient forced proximity of a tour bus, she vows to win her best friend Deacon’s heart.

Former bad boy and current fiddle player Deacon Latrell has the world at his fingertips: a new gig with a famous band, plus his best friend on tour as his son’s nanny. Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Now if only he could stop imagining kissing the daylights out of his childhood BFF….

READ more THE NANNY ARRANGEMENT (Country Blues, #2) . . .  Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - When a Lady Dares (Her Majesty's Most Secret Service, #2) by Tara Kingston

When a Lady DaresHer Majesty's Most Secret Service, #2
by Tara Kingston
Releasing May 15th 2017
Entangled Select Historical
BlurbSophie Atherton knows a liar when she sees one. Perhaps because she’s so skilled at deception herself. Searching for clues to a string of mysterious deaths, the secret operative for the Crown has connived her way into a phony medium’s confidence. When a dashing archaeologist seeks out the charlatan’s services, Sophie suspects he’s after more than a long-lost heirloom. Their electric attraction storms her defenses, but loving the rakish scholar would threaten her investigation and the life she’s crafted.

Gavin Stanwyck is a man on a mission. Masquerading as a treasure hunter to trap the spiritualist, he's drawn to the medium’s enigmatic assistant. As treacherous forces close in, passion awakens his hardened heart—he’ll protect Sophie at all costs, but he cannot give her his love. Uniting to survive a sinister plot, they must tear down their defenses and learn to trust their hearts.

READ more WHEN A LADY DARES (Her Majesty's Most Secret Service, #2) . . . Review, Excertp, Q&A & Giveaway . . .

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Ahe’ey (Ange’el Series, #1) by Jamie Le Fay

Ange’el Series, #1
by Jamie Le Fay
Date of Publication: March 8th 2017
Cover Artist: Milan Jovanovic
Genre: Epic Fantasy Romance
Tagline: Morgan’s feminist books didn’t prepare her to deal with the dashing Gabriel and the land of Ahe’ey
"A thoughtful look at empowerment for women."

"A rollicking trip into a fantasy world complete with dragons, love and strength, and ideas that really get you thinking."

"Highly recommended for all ages."

Morgan is a dreamer, change maker and art lover. She is a feisty, slightly preachy, romantic feminist full of contradictions and insecurities. Morgan uncovers a world where women have the power, and where magic is no longer just a figment of her wild imagination. Sounds like a dream, but it may, in fact, turn into a nightmare.

The world of the Ahe'ey challenges and subverts her views about gender, genes, and nature versus nurture.

The strong and uninvited chemistry between her and the dashing Gabriel makes matters even more complicated. His stunning looks keep short-circuiting her rational mind.

READ  more AHE'EY (Ange'el Series, #1) . . . Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Virtual Tour - Passion and Plunder (Highland Heather: Romancing a Scot, #5) by Collette Cameron

Passion and Plunder
Highland Heather: Romancing a Scot, #5
by Collette Cameron
Releasing May 24th 2017
Soul Mate Publishing
Would you sacrifice everything for the person you love, knowing you can never be together?
A desperate Scottish lady
Lydia Ferguson—the sole surviving heir to the Laird of Tornbury Fortress—has lost nearly everyone she loves. Now her father lies on his deathbed. And as if this isn't dire enough, he's invited men from the surrounding area to a warrior’s contest—the winner to claim Lydia as his bride.

 A Scotsman dueling with his past
Alasdair McTavish, son of Craiglocky Keep's war chief, is a seasoned warrior in his own right. So when he's sent to Tornbury to train the Ferguson soldiers, he's more than equal to the task.

A danger unseen
When a dangerous adversary makes a move against Lydia, a dastardly scheme comes to light, and Alasdair realizes only he can protect Lydia.

READ more PASSION AND PLUNDER (Highland heather: Romancing a Scot, #5) . . . Review, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . .

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - Without Words by Delancey Stewart

Without Words
by Delancey Stewart
Releasing May 22nd 2017
Entangled Select
Sometimes love speaks for itself…

After an accident in the line of duty, firefighter Roberto DeRosa’s life is turned upside down. His career fighting fires is over, and he’s left with an uncertain future and an injury that makes communicating difficult for him. The only time words flow easily is when they’re lyrics and he has a guitar in his hands. Talking to women is definitely out, especially if they have bright blue eyes that seem to see right into his soul.

Dani Hodge is on the brink of realizing her dream of opening a small combination wine and book store in San Diego’s funky Ocean Beach neighborhood. But before she can open the doors, there’s work to be done, more work than she can do herself. 

READ more WITHOUT WORDS . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT REVEAL - I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford, #4) by Lauren Layne

by Lauren Layne
Releasing June 13th 2017
New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.
Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.

READ more I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE (Oxford, #4) . . . Exclusive Excerpt & Pre-Order Giveaway . . .

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Virtual Tour - Alpha Squad: Infiltrator (Alpha Squad, #3) by Lorelei Moone

Alpha Squad: Infiltrator
Alpha Squad, #3
by Lorelei Moone
Publication Date: May 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters
For love or for honor? Sometimes being fated to each other just isn’t enough.

For the past six months, wolf shifter Thomas Blackwood has been serving two masters. He believes in Alpha Squad’s mission to help the newly outed shifter population integrate into human society, and has done his best to contribute to its success. At the same time, he’s been reporting on the squad’s activities to his alpha back home. But everything changes when the squad is sent in to investigate a string of crimes with a pack of renegade wolves right at the center of the case. Suddenly Thomas must choose: follow his alpha’s orders and kill the investigation before it even starts, or remain true to Alpha Squad’s calling and uncover the truth; whether it implicates members of his own species or not.

And that’s not even the worst part: the woman he’s been admiring from afar since joining the squad already doesn’t give him the time of day. What would Private Callahan think of him if she knew he was a traitor?

Private Jill Callahan has been doing her utmost to ignore the one Alpha Squad member who could turn her world upside-down: Thomas Blackwood. From the moment the handsome wolf shifter arrived on base, her emotions have been trying to get the better of her. So in the interest of maintaining her professionalism, she has been avoiding him completely.

READ more ALPHA SQUAD: INFILTRATOR (Alpha Squad, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Virtual Tour - The Highlander’s Conquest (The Stolen Bride, #2) by Eliza Knight

The Highlander’s Conquest
The Stolen Bride, #2
by Eliza Knight
Surrender never tasted so sweet . . .
What is a Highlander to do when he falls for the daughter of his enemy? 

Highland warrior, Blane Sutherland, has one mission: disguise himself as an Englishman, cross the border and retrieve Lady Aliah de Mowbray. Always up for a challenge, he agrees, pursuing his conquest with vigor—and trying to deny the powerful desire that eclipses him each time he touches his charge. A rogue of the highest order and a younger son, he has nothing to offer a lady but a broken heart. 

And what is a lady to do when she cannot trust her heart? 

Aliah is skeptical of the English noble who has come to take her to her father and sister in Scotland, but she pushes her doubts aside. Without word in months, she must make certain her family is safe, then she can return to England to join the convent to which she has sworn to pledge her life. But then her escort reveals his true self—he’s a Highlander and his kisses are more seductive than the sweetest of wines.

Surrender never tasted so sweet… 

READ more THE HIGHLANDER'S CONQUEST (The Stolen Bride, #2) . . . Excerpt . . .

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BOOK BLAST - Kate Clifford Mysteries by Candace Robb

Kate Clifford Mysteries
The Service of the Dead
Kate Clifford Mysteries, #1
by Candace Robb
Paperback Publication Date: May 9th 2017
Pegasus Books
Paperback; 256 Pages
Genre: Historical/Mystery/Thriller
Expertly recreating the social and political upheavals of late medieval Europe, Candace Robb introduces a new series starring Kate Clifford, a woman forged on the warring northern marches of fourteenth century England. Political unrest permeates York at the cusp of the fifteenth century, as warring factions take sides on who should be the rightful king--Richard II or his estranged, powerful cousin in exile, Henry Bolingbroke. Independent minded twenty-year-old Kate Clifford is struggling to dig out from beneath the debt left by her late husband. Determined to find a way to be secure in her own wealth and establish her independence in a male dominated society, Kate turns one of her properties near the minster into a guest house and sets up a business. In a dance of power, she also quietly rents the discreet bedchambers to the wealthy, powerful merchants of York for nights with their mistresses.

READ more KATE CLIFFORD MYSTERIES . . . Praise . . .

A Twisted Vengeance
Kate Clifford Mysteries, #2
by Candace Robb
Publication Date: May 9th 2017
Pegasus Books
Hardcover; 400 Pages
Genre: Historical/Mystery/Thriller
As the fourteenth century comes to a close, York seethes on the brink of civil war?and young widow Kate Clifford, struggling to keep her businesses afloat, realizes that her mother is harboring a dangerous secret…

1399. York is preparing for civil war, teeming with knights and their armed retainers summoned for the city’s defense. Henry of Lancaster is rumored to have landed on the northeast coast of England, not so far from York, intent on reclaiming his inheritance – an inheritance which his cousin, King Richard, has declared forfeit.

With the city unsettled and rife with rumors, Eleanor Clifford’s abrupt return to York upon the mysterious death of her husband in Strasbourg is met with suspicion in the city. Her daughter Kate is determined to keep her distance, but it will not be easy – Eleanor has settled next door with the intention of establishing a house of beguines, or poor sisters. When one of the beguines is set upon in the night by an intruder, Kate knows that for the sake of her own reputation and the safety of her young wards she must investigate.

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SPOTLIGHT - From the Start (American Valor, #3) by Cheryl Etchison

From the StartAmerican Valor, #3
by Cheryl Etchison
Releasing May 23rd 2017
Avon Impulse
BlurbFor many women, Ranger Battalion Surgeon Michael MacGregor is the ideal man. He’s far better than average looking, a generous tipper, not to mention an officer and a doctor. So when he encounters a woman resistant to his charms, he finds himself… intrigued.

Kacie Morgan has had her fill of arrogant military men since the last one left her with a shattered heart and one heck of a career rut. Now, with her prestigious fellowship starting in the fall, all she has to do is survive the summer—and her little sister’s wedding.

When an ill-fitting bridesmaid dress has Kacie wanting to temporarily shake things up in her carefully planned life, she knows just the man to call. They agree to a no-strings, summer fling, although it isn’t long before Michael wants Kacie for forever.

But to win her heart, he’ll have to confront the nightmares from his past if they’re to have any chance at a future.

READ more FROM THE START (American Valor, #3) . . . Excerpt, Q&A & Giveaway . . .