Wednesday, April 4, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/GIVEAWAY - What a Difference a Duke Makes (School For Dukes, #1) by Lenora Bell


What a Difference a Duke Makes
School For Dukes, #1 
by Lenora Bell
Publication Date: March 27th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance
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Wanted: Governess for duke’s unruly children 
Edgar Rochester, Duke of Banksford, is one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in England, but when it comes to raising twins alone, he knows he needs help. The only problem is the children have terrorized half the governesses in London. Until the clever, bold, and far-too-enticing Miss Mari Perkins arrives.

Lost: One heart to an arrogant duke
Mari knows how to wrap even the most rebellious children around her finger. But their demanding, wickedly handsome father? He won’t be quite so easy to control. And there’s something else she can’t seem to command. Her heart. The foolish thing beats so wildly every time Edgar is near.

Found: A forbidden passion neither can deny

As his employee, Mari is strictly off-limits. But what if she’s the one breaking all his rules? In the game of governess versus duke, how can Edgar maintain his defenses when the only thing he wants to do is let the tempting beauty win . . .?
Read More WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DUKE MAKES (School for Dukes, #1) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - ROMANTIC SUSPENSE - Be A Good Girl by Tess Diamond


Be A Good Girl
by Tess Diamond
Publication Date: March 27th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Romantic Suspense
 
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In Tess Diamond’s third romantic thriller, an FBI agent teams up with the one woman who can offer the salvation he needs as they search for a serial killer.

As the head of an elite FBI unit, Special Agent Paul Harrison seems to have everything figured out, but beneath the surface, an internal war is raging. When he returns to his rural hometown for the first time in a few years, he’s faced with the memories that led to his losing the love of his life.

Fifteen years ago, Abigail Winthrop’s best friend, and Paul’s girlfriend, was murdered by the infamous serial killer, Doctor X. Now an investigative journalist, she’s determined to find the truth. But when Abigail discovers evidence that clears Doctor X, she realizes the real killer is still out there and is striking again when local young girls begin disappearing.

Turning to Paul for help, Abigail joins forces with him. As an undeniable attraction develops between them, they must heal deep wounds from their past—and find a relentless psychopath who could extinguish their hopes for a future together.

Read more . . . BE A GOOD GIRL . . . 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - Claimed (For Her, #3) by Alexa Riley

Claimed
For Her, #3
by Alexa Riley
Publication Date: March 27th 2018
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
 
From New York Times bestselling author Alexa Riley, a friends-to-lovers romance that will bring you the happily-ever-after you’ve been waiting for.

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Jordan Chen is the man behind the screen. As part of the elite security team for Osbourne Corporation, he has an iron grip on protection, all without having to make close connections with people. Until he meets the beautiful Jay, and suddenly his quiet life doesn’t seem so perfect anymore. He needs more. He needs her.

A workaholic to her core, Jay Rose doesn’t have a lot of men in her life. Smiling in the face of her enemies gets her the results she wants at work, but doesn’t exactly project a warm, welcoming vibe. So she’s surprised when the enigmatic security expert strikes up a friendship with her—surprised but flattered, and maybe a little bit turned on.

A company as powerful as Osbourne Corporation has powerful enemies, and when Jay becomes a target, Jordan realizes there’s nothing he won’t do to bring her home safe.

Read more . . . CLAIMED (For Her, #3) . . . 

TOUR Audio w/INTERVIEW - Acceptable Risk (Chattanooga Supernaturals, #3) by Candace Blevins Narrator: Noah Michael Levine

Acceptable Risk
Chattanooga Supernaturals, #3
by Candace Blevins
Narrator: Noah Michael Levine
Length: 2 hours 57 minutes
Released: February 21st 2018
Publisher: Candace Blevins
Genre: Paranormal Romance



Bethany has joked for years that if she ever settles down, it'll be with a harem of men, only it isn't a joke anymore.

Mac is a new werewolf, and still must be watched at every moment to be sure he stays in control. His kink has always been ménage, so when he overhears the beautiful redhead at the bar wanting to take on not only him, but also the werewolf and wereleopard chaperoning his night out... he has to convince them to let him take her home. He might not be trustworthy with a human woman alone, yet, but with two powerful shapeshifters in bed with them, what could go wrong?

Previously published in the Every Which Way Anthology.


Chattanooga Supernaturals series:
The Dragon King – Chattanooga Supernaturals, #1
Riding the Storm – Chattanooga Supernaturals, #2
Acceptable Risks – Chattanooga Supernaturals, #3
Careful What You Ask For – Chattanooga Supernaturals, #4
Halloween Destiny Forged by Darkness – Chattanooga Supernaturals, #5
Uncaged – Chattanooga Supernaturals, #6

Slave – Chattanooga Supernaturals, #7

Read more  . . . ACCEPTABLE RISKS (Chattanooga Supernaturals, #3) . . . 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO READ FOR THE UPCOMING SUMMER . . .

https://s3.amazonaws.com/netgalley-covers/cover130345-small.pngNothing Is Forgotten
On Sale April 10th 2018
Artia Books


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From the beloved author of Comeback Love and Wherever There Is Light, comes a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev’s Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.

In 1950s New Jersey, Michael Daniels launches a radio show in the storage room of his Russian-Jewish grandmother’s candy store. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.

There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna Kosoy—a war orphan in her mid-twenties—is sneaking American goods into the country with her boss, Der Schmuggler.

But just as Michael’s radio show is taking off, his grandmother is murdered in the candy store. Why anyone would commit such an atrocity against such a warm, affable woman is anyone’s guess. But she had always been secretive about her past and, as Michael discovers, guarded a shadowy ancestral history. In order to solve the mystery of who killed her, Michael sets out to Europe to learn where he—and his grandmother—really came from.

Featuring Peter Golden’s signature “vivid characters and strong storytelling” (The Washington Post), Nothing Is Forgotten changes our understanding of the impact of World War II on its survivors and their descendants, and will appeal to fans of novels by Anita Diamant and Kristin Hannah.

Author Info
Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, historian, and novelist who has written nine books and interviewed Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush (41); Secretaries of State Kissinger, Haig, Shultz, and Eagleburger; Israeli Prime Ministers Rabin, Peres, and Shamir; and Soviet President Gorbachev. His first novel, Comeback Love, was praised by the novelist and reviewer Caroline Leavitt as an “extraordinary debut.” Wherever There Is Light, his second novel, was featured in New York Magazine’s Fall Preview issue, widely reviewed, and selected by the New Jersey Star-Ledger as one of the best books of 2016. His third novel, Nothing Is Forgotten, which explores the connection between the Holocaust and the Cold War, will be published on April 10, 2018.



Debut Novelists Explore Race and Politics

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The Storm
by Arif Anwar
On-sale May 15th 2018
Atria Books / Hardocver

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From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a sweeping tour de force that seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi history.

Shahryar, a recent PhD graduate and father of nine-year-old Anna, must leave the US when his visa expires. In their last remaining weeks together, we learn Shahryar’s history, in a vil­lage on the Bay of Bengal, where a poor fisherman and his wife are preparing to face a storm of historic proportions. That story intersects with those of a Japanese pilot, a British doctor stationed in Burma during World War II, and a privileged couple in Calcutta who leaves everything behind to move to East Pakistan following the Partition of India. Inspired by the 1970 Bhola cyclone, in which half a million-people perished overnight, the structure of this riveting novel mimics the storm itself. Building to a series of revelatory and moving climaxes, it shows the many ways in which families love, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another.

At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, The Storm explores the human­ity that connects us beyond the surface differences of race, religion, and nationality. It is an epic novel in the tradition of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance, by a singularly gifted and perceptive new writer.

Author Info
Arif Anwar was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, just miles from the Bay ofBengal. He has previously worked for BRAC, one of the world’s largest non-governmental organizations, on issues of poverty alleviation, and for UNICEF Myanmar on public health issues. Arif has a PhD in education from the University of Toronto. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife Si (Sandra) Lian. The Storm is his first novel.

Praise for The Storm
“Arif Anwar’s masterful storytelling crosses continents and generations, illuminating how personal choices can have sweeping repercussions. The Storm is an elegant, stunning novel that captured my imagination and my heart until the end.” — Shilpi Somaya Gowda, #1 international bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son

“Complex, elegantly-composed, and page-turning at once, The Storm is a novel both grand and intimate in its scope. Arif Anwar’s ability to inhabit a variety of characters across countries and time is nothing short of astounding. I adored this book.”  — Armando Lucas Correa, author of The German Girl

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http://dam-images.schuster.com/?url=http://Dam.schuster.com/viewCoverImage.aspx?isbn=9781501172328They Come in All Colors
by Malcolm Hansen
On-sale May 29th 2018
Atria Books / Hardcover

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The Secret Life of Bees meets Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle in this bold debut novel, set between the deep South and New York City during the 1960s and early 70s, following a biracial teenage boy whose new life in a big city is disrupted by childhood memories of the summer when racial tensions in his hometown reached a tipping point.

It’s 1969 when fifteen-year-old Huey Fairchild begins his first day at Claremont Prep, one of New York City’s most prestigious boys’ schools. His mother had uprooted her family from their small hometown of Akersburg, Georgia a few years earlier, leaving behind Huey’s white father and the racial unrest that ran deeper than the Chattahoochee River.

But forgetting his past is easier said than done. At Claremont, where the only other non-white person is the janitor, Huey quickly realizes that racism can lurk beneath even the nicest school uniform. And after a quick slip of his temper, Huey finds himself on academic probation and facing legal charges. With his promising academic career in limbo, Huey begins examining his current predicament at Claremont through the lens of his childhood memories of growing up in Akersburg during the Civil Rights Movement…and the chilling moments leading up to him and his mother fleeing North.

They Come In All in Colors is an examination of what it means to be biracial in America, reminding us that no matter the color of our skin, the possibilities for our future are greatest when we accept who we are.

Author Info
Malcolm Hansen was born at the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers in Chattanooga, TN. Adopted by two Civil Rights activists, his family lived in Morocco, Spain, Germany, and various parts of the United States. Malcolm left home as a teenager and after two years of high school education, went to Stanford, earning a BA in philosophy. He worked for a few years in the software industry in California before setting off for what turned out to be a decade of living, working, and traveling throughout Central America, South America, and Europe. Malcolm returned to the US to complete an MFA in Fiction from Columbia. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two sons
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Saturday, March 17, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Shadow of the Moon (Shadow Series, #1) by Kwen D Griffeth

Shadow of the Moon
Shadow Series, #1
by Kwen D Griffeth
Date of Publication: October 31st 2017
Cover Artist: Stefanie Cassidy
Genre: Fantasy/Murder/Romance
Tagline: A Fantasy about Love, Murder, and Werewolves

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The grisly murder of a diplomat’s son in Central Park draw NYPD Detective Gerald Meeker and FBI Special Agent Andee Trakes into a twisted and confusing investigation. Within hours, the evidence indicates the man was executed in the manner saved for werewolves. Andee Trakes is assigned to liaison with a history professor, who is an expert on folklore and legends.

Professor Alwyn Lloyd, handsome, articulate and successful, not only agrees the method of death was indeed an execution, he claims to be a werewolf. Andee is torn between the desire to date the man and the suspicion to arrest him.

From the initial killing in the park, a bloody spree is ignited that soon has Andee and Lloyd forced to work together to protect themselves and family members. 

Shadow of the Moon explores the world of werewolves and paints a picture of what is good about them, as well as bad. The story explains what is beautiful as well as ugly about the wolf.


The story is fast paced and full of interesting characters and several twists and turns to keep both the fantasy as well as the suspense and romance enthusiasts entertained.


Read more . . . SHADOW OF THE MOON (Shadow Series, #1) . . . Interview & Book Trailer

Saturday, February 17, 2018

TOUR Audio w/INTERVIEW- Starblind (Starblind, #1) by D.T. Dyllin

Starblind
Starblind, #1
by D.T. Dyllin
Narrator: Ashley Holt
Length: 6 hours 59 minutes
Released: May 19th 2017
Publisher: Tik Tok Press
Genre: Romantic Science Fiction


Owner of the Chimay grade starship dubbed The Pittsburgh; Captain Jane Sevis is one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. Except for the occasional problematic hunt, her life is pretty uncomplicated. When a particularly slippery target reveals the real reason for being in her database, her world is turned upside down in more ways than one. Will she follow her gut and look the other way for the man she may be falling for? Or will their love fall prey to her mercenary heart before it gets a real chance to ignite?

Read more . . . STARBLIND (Starblind, #1) . . . 

   

SPOTLIGHT w/GIVEAWAY - Dead Girls Don’t Sing (The Undead Space Initiative, #2) by Casey Wyatt

Dead Girls Don’t Sing
The Undead Space Initiative, #2
by Casey Wyatt
Date of Publication: December 18th 2017
Publisher: Casey Wyatt
Cover Artist: Kim Killion Designs
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Time Travel
Tagline: Time will have its way
 
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When former vampire stripper Cherry Cordial settled on Mars with her undead family, she thought she’d left her chaotic past behind her. After finding her mate and becoming the first vampire to give birth, she’s hoping to lead a drama-free life.

Naturally, the universe has a different plan. When mysterious undead space travelers arrive, an ancient Martian plague is released, infecting the undead. To find the cure she must return to Earth. All she needs to do is travel into the past, confront her own tangled history, and not break the space-time continuum. But if Cherry’s learned anything, it’s that her life is never that easy.

Read more . . . DEAD GIRLS DON'T SING (The Undead Space Initiative, #2) . . .

Saturday, February 10, 2018

TOUR w/GIVEAWAY - Indecent Exposure (The Academy Series, #2) by Tessa Bailey


Indecent Exposure
The Academy Series, #2
by Tessa Bailey
Publication Date: January 30th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
 
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Is there a problem, Officer?

Jack Garrett isn’t a police officer yet, but there’s already an emergency. His new firearms instructor—the one who just dropped every jaw in the academy gym—is the same sexy Irish stranger Jack locked lips with last night. The Olympic gold medalist and expert markswoman is now officially off-limits, but Jack’s never cared much for rules . . .

Katie McCoy’s been cooped up in a shooting range for too long. A wild love affair is just what she needs to let loose, though she never imagined it would be with her smokin’ hot trainee. She cannot get involved with Jack—but a quick fling? Perfect. Falling hard for a charismatic recruit with an equal amount of sex appeal and secrets? Bloody stupid.

Jack’s charmed the pants off plenty of women (literally), yet few have ever looked beyond his perfect surface. Until Katie. He’ll do anything to keep her in his life . . . except tell her about his past. But a tiny lie of omission never hurt anyone, right?

Read more . . . INDECENT EXPOSURE (the Academy Series, #2) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/GIVEAWAY - DEFINING HUMAN (Only Human, #4) by Candace Blevins


DEFINING HUMAN
Only Human, #4
by Candace Blevins
Date of Publication:  February 2nd 2018
Publisher:  Excessica
Cover Artist:  Syneca Featherstone
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
 
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Book four of the ONLY HUMAN series…

Kirsten negotiated for what she hopes will be two glorious hours with Xaephan, but the Lord of Lust has his own ideas of how the afternoon will transpire, and the consequences of her evening are long lasting.

Her deal with Ryan means she must go to Africa to help guard gazelles for a week. She trains for the event, but her preparation doesn’t cover the Strigorii vampires who have their eye on her. Since she broke up with Abbott, gaining control of her will be like hanging a sign saying they’re more powerful than The Abbott without having to actually fight him.

Throw in complications with Nathan and a few battles with her old enemy Aquila, and Kirsten doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going. She wants peace and quiet with her daughter, but is it possible? Is she too embroiled in supernatural politics to live a normal life? Kirsten feels as if she’s become a game piece in a sick game of chess, and she wants off the board.

Read more . . . DEFINING HUMAN (Only Human, #4) . . .

TOUR Audio w/INTERVIEW - Vacation Bride (Brides of Paradise, #1) by Vickie Loebel

Vacation Bride
Brides of Paradise, #1
by Vicky Loebel
Narrators: Emily Beresford
Length: 5 hours 6 minutes
Released: November 28th 2017
Publisher: Pentachronistic Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance







When Anna Williams lands a spot on the Vacation Bride reality show, she's hoping to give her sick father a break from the Milwaukee winter, not win a rich husband. Which is good, because the hunky maintenance man whose broad shoulders and clear blue eyes have caught her attention is neither rich nor part of the contest, is he?

Chris Andersen was a disinherited resort brat until his uncle's family crashed their private helicopter during an argument over money. Now Chris is a secret billionaire, determined to make the Paradise Resort a success on its own. To pay for improvements, he's hosting his cousin's Internet reality series, Vacation Bride, a show where women compete to win a rich husband. The women are silly and the show's a lot of work, but the publicity seems worth it. At least until Chris finds out he may be entering the contest himself as first prize.

Read more . . . VACATION BRIDE (Brides of Paradise, #1) . . . 

TOUR Audio w/INTERVIEW - Legacy (The Biodome Chronicles, #1) by Jesikah Sundin & Narrator Sunil Patel

Legacy
The Biodome Chronicles, #1
by Jesikah Sundin
Narrator: Sunil Patel
Released: December 11th 2017
Publisher: Forest Tales Publishing
Length: 12 hours 30 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction

What if your life was just a game others controlled? 

A sensible young nobleman and his fiery sister live in an experimental medieval village. Sealed inside this biodome since infancy, Leaf and Willow have been groomed by The Code to build a sustainable world, one devoid of Outsider interference. One that believes death will give way to life.

Their walled garden is predictable and peaceful––until the unthinkable happens.

With his dying breath, their father bequeaths a family secret, placing an invisible crown of power on Leaf's head. Grief-stricken and afraid, the siblings defy their upbringing by connecting with Fillion, a hacker who is linked to their lives in shocking ways. Their encounter launches Fillion into a battle with his own turbulent past as he rushes to decode the many secrets that bind them together––a necessity if they are all to survive.

Cultures clash when the high technology of the Anime Tech Movement collides with the Middle Ages in a quest for truth, unfolding a story rich in mystery, betrayal, and love.

Are you ready to discover what is real?


Read more . . . LEGACY (The Biodome Chronicles, #1) . . . 

 

TOUR - Seized by Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #7) by Addison Cole

Dive into the Newest Sweet with Heat Romance!
Seized by Love at SeasideSweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #7
by Addison Cole
Releasing February 7th 2018
World Literary Press

BlurbLizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

Seized by Love at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seized by Love by Melissa Foster.

READ more SEIZED BY LOVE AT SEASIDE (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #7) . . .