Sunday, July 23, 2017

Virtual Tour - Pride of a Viking (The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors’ Kin, #5) by Sky Purington

Pride of a Viking
The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors’ Kin, #5
by Sky Purington
Date of Publication:  July 9th 2017
Cover Artist:  Tara West
Genre: Time-Travel Fantasy/Shifter Romance
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Two men tore Erica’s world apart in another life. One was the man she loved and the other the enemy. Now both are back, and it’s up to her to make sure an ancient blood feud doesn’t destroy everyone she cares about. That means steering clear of her dragon mate. But sometimes memories are too strong and the past too powerful. Or so it seems when she slips back in time and ends up on an unexpected journey with a man she was determined to forget.

Having confronted who he once was and what he did in a previous life, Kodran Sigdir sets out to seek answers. He needs to better understand his part in an age old war and to keep his distance from Erica. They should remain apart. Yet destiny seems to be drawing him back to her. How he once felt. All he gave up. Could things go differently this time? Or will the risk to their people be too great? Find out as Erica, Kodran and their kin go up against the enemy one last time in Pride of a Viking, the epic conclusion of Viking Ancestors’ Kin.

READ  more PRIDE OF A VIKING (The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors' Kin, #5) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . .

Saturday, July 22, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Mouth Watering (St Leasing, #1) by L.P. Maxa

Mouth Watering
St Leasing, #1
by L.P. Maxa
Genre: Romance 
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Corey Cooper, the new guidance counselor at all boys prep school, St. Leasing, discovers nothing is what it seems, especially the mouthwatering coach, Dominic Hardy.

EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED...

Looking to change her life, Corey Cooper moves across the country to a remote town in Colorado to become the new guidance counselor at St. Leasing, a prestigious all boys prep school. But soon she learns her attraction to the gorgeous head coach, Dominic Hardy, is more than the usual chemistry, and that her students are more than the typical randy teenage boys.

WAS WRITTEN IN HIS SOUL

Dominic Hardy loves his life at St. Leasing. As head coach, he's fulfilled by his career, and in the small Colorado town outside the school's gates he has all the entertainment a man could desire. No complications, no attachments, life was good. Then Corey Cooper comes to St. Leasing and Dominic's instincts kick in - she is his, and that's for life. Throw in a troubled teen, a tyrannical parent, and a mysterious disappearance, and all of a sudden everything at St. Leasing has become a matter of life or death for his kind.

READ more MOUTH WATERING (St. Leasing, #1) . . . Interview . . .

Friday, July 21, 2017

Virtual Tour - Hearts at Seaside (Seaside Summers: Sweet with Heat, #3) by Addison Cole

Dive into the Newest Sweet with Heat Romance!
Hearts at Seaside
Seaside Summers: Sweet with Heat, #3
by Addison Cole
Releasing July 19th 2017
World Literary Press
Blurb
Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the most alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

READ more HEARTS AT SEASIDE (Seaside Summers: Sweet with Heat, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Virtual Tour - The Scandal of It All (The Rogue Files, #2) by Sophie Jordan

It takes two to make a scandal…
The Scandal of It All
The Rogue Files, #2
by Sophie Jordan
Releasing July 25th 2017
Avon
Blurb
It takes two to make a scandal…
What kind of woman ventures into London’s most notorious pleasure club? An outsider like Graciela, the Duchess of Autenberry, snubbed time and time again by society because of her Spanish roots. Ela longs to take a lover for a single, wild night, and within the walls of Sodom there are gentlemen to suit every forbidden taste. If only she were not so drawn to the smoldering Lord Strickland…a dangerous man who sees beyond her mask, and could ruin her reputation with a mere whisper.

Lord Strickland never permitted himself to fantasize about the sultry, off-limits lady, but then he never expected to find Ela in a place so wicked, looking for what he’s more than too happy to give. She may not be to the ton’s taste, but she suits him perfectly. First, however, he must convince her to trust in this dangerous desire—and in the promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night. 


READ more THE SCANDAL OF IT ALL (The Rogue Files, #2) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

SPOTLIGHT - Shattered (The Superheroine Collection, #1) by Lee Winter

Shattered
The Superheroine Collection, #1
by Lee Winter
Publication date: July 6th 2017
Publisher: Ylva Publishing
Genre: Lesbian, Fantasy
BLURB
Shattergirl, Earth’s first lesbian guardian—a brilliant but aloof alien superheroine who can hurl and destroy large objects—is refusing to save people and has gone off the grid. Lena Martin, the street-smart tracker with a silver tongue and a disdain for the rogue guardians she chases, has only days to bring her home. As the pair clash heatedly, masks begin to crack and brutal secrets are exposed that could shatter them both.


READ more SHATTERED (The Superheroine Collection, #1) . . . Author Info . . .

BOOK BLITZ - YA ROMANCE - Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin

Paintbrush
by Hannah Bucchin
Publication date: July 11th 2017
Published by: Blaze Publishing
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
BLURB
Mitchell Morrison and Josie Sedgwick have spent their whole lives at the Indian Paintbrush Community Village, a commune full of colorful characters tucked in the mountains of North Carolina, and they aren’t particularly close–at least, not anymore. Josie wishes she could spend all of her time at Paintbrush planting tomatoes, hiking the trails, or throwing giant communal birthday parties, while Mitchell can’t wait to escape the bizarre spiritual sharing and noisy community dinners. Luckily for both of them, high school graduation is just around the corner.

But when Mitchell’s mother makes a scandalous announcement that rocks the close-knit Paintbrush community, and Josie’s younger sister starts to make some dangerously bad decisions, the two find themselves leaning on each other for support – and looking at each other in a whole new light. Their childhood friendship blossoms in to something more as they deal with their insane families, but as graduation approaches, so does life in the real world, forcing Josie and Mitchell to figure out what, exactly, their relationship is – and if it can survive their very different plans for the future.

READ more PAINTBRUSH . . . Sneak Peek & Giveaway . . . 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Virtual Tour w/Guest Post - Lone Star Lady (Texas Hearts, #8) by Lisa Mondello

Lone Star Lady
Texas Hearts, #8
by Lisa Mondello
Date of Publication: January 31st 2017
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Cover Artist: Purple Girl Design
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Tagline: If you love sweet romances that are clean and wholesome, then you'll love Lisa Mondello's TEXAS HEARTS series!
BLURB
Taos, New Mexico wasn't far enough from home for Theresa Morales to run to. But this Texas girl didn't think there was anything that could wipe away the pain of her mistakes, even in the arms of Dr. Dennis Harrington the local doctor at the Taos ski resort where she sought refuge.

But the past quickly caught up to her when a local kid, Dennis's nephew, becomes traumatized by a fatal New Year's Eve accident that has left him feeling responsible. Dennis couldn't deny he was immediately taken by Theresa the moment they'd met. But the accident that pulled him away from the New Year's Eve gala where he'd danced with her and held her close, had change things for all of them.

Now he's desperate for Theresa to help for his nephew, who is so fragile he fears the worst. The sadness Dennis sees in Theresa's brown eyes tells him she's running from something that happened in Texas. Something she can't face.

When the past comes back and Theresa heals enough to return to Texas, will it leave both of them brokenhearted?

READ more LONE STAR LADY (Texas Hearts, #8) . . . Review, Excerpt, Guest Post & Giveaway . . . 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Virtual Tour - Survival Instinct (Instinct, #3) by Janie Crouch


*100% of proceeds until July 16 goes to Cystic Fibrosis charities 
– with a special $0.99 price. 
Survival Instinct
Instinct, #3
by Janie Crouch
Releasing July 11th 2017
Self-Published
Blurb
The voices in her head have decided to kill her. 

Most people joke about hearing voices in their heads. For Chloe Jeffries, they’re real. And as the creative force behind one of the most popular shows on television, she has used the constant flood of voices in her mind to her advantage: fuel for entertainment.

But now one of the voices has decided it wants Chloe all for itself.
Ex-Special Forces soldier Shane Westman just wants to make it back to Wyoming to begin to heal from the horrors of war. The last thing he needs, even as a favor for a good friend, is to take on bodyguard duty of a flighty television writer. But once he does, he realizes there are threats at play he doesn’t understand. And the woman who has somehow begun to thaw his frozen heart is in desperate danger from a menace they can’t see, but is always close.

READ more SURVIVAL INSTINCT (Instinct, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . .

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Virtual Tour - Conditioned (Brewing Passions, #3) by Liz Crowe

A chance meeting. An improbable connection. An exquisite attraction.
Conditioned
Brewing Passions, #3
by Liz Crowe
Releasing July 11th 2017
Totally Bound
BlurbTrent Hettinger’s turbulent formative years transformed him into a cynic—and into a man who realized he required something outside himself to control his temper. Something he finds as a Dom—at least for a while. But he allowed himself to trust a woman once and was slapped back into reality with a vengeance and now devotes all his energy into building his real estate empire, raising his teenaged daughter…and avoiding anything resembling authentic attachments.

Melody Rodriguez kept her head down for years—working hard, making her own money, trying to get ahead with every deck stacked against her. She’s determined to move beyond the ugliness that haunts her without anyone’s help. When a mutual friend sets her up with Trent, she’s determined to have some fun with him and move on.

A man with nothing to left to lose. A woman hiding behind her past. When two lives spent in emotional denial collide, it’s a perfect match—at least on the surface. But neither Trent nor Melody are prepared for the full force of their true feelings, once fate intervenes and blows a cold breeze into their white-hot relationship.

READ more CONDITIONED (Brewing Passions, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Virtual Tour - Carson (Bad Boys After Dark, #3) by Melissa Foster

She needs to move forward with her life, 
but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
Carson
Bad Boys After Dark, #3
by Melissa Foster
Releasing July 11th 2017
World Literary Press
Blurb
Second chances really do exist…
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life–in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.

Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved–the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?

Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…

READ more CARSON (Bad Boys After Dark, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

NetGalley REVIEW - Denying the Duke (Lords and Ladies in Love, #3) by Callie Hutton

Forbidden fruit never tasted so sweet...
Denying the Duke
Lords and Ladies in Love, #3
by Callie Hutton
Releasing July 10th 2017
Entangled Scandalous
Blurb
Four years ago, Alex, a second son, had planned a life together with Lady Patience. However, when Patience was betrothed to his brother, the heir, Alex left his family’s estate and joined the military.


Alex returns to assume the title Duke of Bedford when his brother unexpectedly dies. He is unprepared for both his new responsibilities and the reunion with Patience. The horrors of war are a heavy burden, and when he learns that Patience never married his brother, he is stunned.

Patience withstood the bullying of her fiancĂ© and her father for four long years. She refuses to marry Alex just because he’s the duke, especially if he no longer loves her. How would that be better than what she has already endured? Promises made in their youth are not enough to overcome the changes life has wrought for them but love can grow and transform, if only Patience could believe that.

READ more DENYING THE DUKE (Lords and Ladies in Love, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/GUEST POST - LGBT SCI-FI ROMANCE - The Finder by J.E. Lorin

The Finder
by J.E. Lorin
Date of Publication: March 15th 2017
Cover Artist: Everpage Designs
Genre: LGBT Sci Fi Romance 
BLURB
At the age of sixteen, August Goodson developed a strange and mysterious power overnight: he can find people. Victims of murder, suicide, kidnapping, accidents, and rape; August can find them all, usually dead, but sometimes still alive.

Nine years later finds August volunteering his services to the police. He's still smarting from the loss of his long-time love Dante, who cheated on him with his best friend, and harbors a deep crush on the incredibly handsome, and oh-so-straight, Detective Luke Williams. But there are bigger concerns on August's mind: a serial killer is loose in the city, one whose victims are a little too much like him for comfort.

When August finds a living victim who may be one of the serial killer's, he's drawn even deeper into the case. Will he make it out alive, or will he soon be the one in need of finding?

READ more THE FINDER . .  . Excerpt & Guest Post . . .

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - Drakon’s Plunder (Blood of the Drakon, #3) by N.J. Walters

Drakon’s Plunder
Blood of the Drakon, #3 
by N.J. Walters 
Publication Date: July 3rd 2017 
Publisher: Entangled: Select Otherworld
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

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Life is not going well for archaeologist Sam Bellamy. She’s stuck in the middle of the ocean on a salvage boat with people who want her dead. It wasn’t her gift for being able to sense objects of power that got her here, rather her need to make a secret society called the Knights of the Dragon pay for killing her mentor. Sam doesn’t believe in dragons, but the Knights do, and if she can get one of the sacred artifacts they’re searching for away from them, she’ll consider it payback.

Ezra Easton is content to run his marine salvage company and live alone on his private island. He may be a four-thousand-year-old water drakon, but he’s civilized enough to know just because he pulls an injured woman from the ocean, doesn’t mean he gets to keep her…

When she wakes up, she has a few tall tales to share, and it seems the Knights are after her. But this drakon won’t give up his treasure.

READ more DRAKON'S PLUNDER (Blood of the Drakon, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Virtual Tour - YA POST-APOCALYPTIC SCI-FI - Legacy Strain (Isolation #3) by Taylor Brooke

Legacy Strain 
Isolation, #3
by Taylor Brooke
Publication date: June 6th 2017
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
BLURB
Brooklyn Harper’s friends have betrayed her, her heart is broken, and all of humanity is at risk.

After Kirin’s unannounced arrival in Louisiana, Brooklyn finds herself scrambling for a way out of an impossible situation. Kirin is creating the deadly Genesis Cull, and Brooklyn doesn’t know who to turn to for help.
With no other options, she’s forced to trust her nemesis, Juneau Malloy. His support allows the group of Special Omen Operatives to gear up, form a plan of action, and train for the day when they come face-to-face with their worst fear—going to war with their friends.

There is a divide in the once inseparable group of Omens, and their only hope is to put the pieces back together.

Julian Yu Matsumoto agonizes over the difference between right and wrong, love and sacrifice, genocide and revolution. While he struggles with his feelings for Kirin, his moral compass is spinning round and round, his heart is being pulled in different directions, and Julian is desperate to answer questions he never thought he would have to ask.

Is Kirin’s Genesis Cull a revolution or genocide?

Could there be another way to save themselves and humanity as they know it?

Will Julian pay the ultimate price for loving a monster?

Their only hope for redemption is—the Legacy Strain.

READ more LEGACY STRAIN (Isolation, #3) . . . Review & Giveaway . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - Second Snowfall: Ethan Hall Chronicles by Sarah Fischer

Second Snowfall
Ethan Hall Chronicles
by Sarah Fischer
Publication date: July 4th 2017
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Genres: New Adult, Romance
BLURB
Last semester, Annabelle fell in love. There are just two problems. Jason is her best friend…and he’s already taken.

Refusing to break up a relationship, Annabelle resigns to love him from afar—until a certain hot firefighter walks into her life.

Kingsley is the perfect catch. Rich, attractive, with muscles to boot, and he only has eyes for Annabelle. But things get complicated when he clashes with Jason.

With tensions running high and emotions spiraling out of control, Annabelle finds herself torn between her love for Jason, and her new desire for Kingsley.

The longer Annabelle tries to hold on to both men, the more she gets tangled up in a web of lies, secrets, and chilling revelations.

Now, things have gotten worse and Annabelle must do something—before things get ugly…

READ more SECOND SNOWFALL: Ethan Hall Chronicles . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

SPOTLIGHT - Soul Reaping (Dark Souls, #4) by Anne Hope

Soul Reaping
Dark Souls, #4
by Anne Hope
Date of Publication: July 1st 2017
Cover Artist: Rae Monet
Genre: PNR/UF
Tagline: To save the world he damned, he must sacrifice everyone he loves. 
BLURB
For six millennia, Cal has fought to guard mankind against the evil he unleashed upon it—his offspring, the Nephilim. Now, in order to avert another Great Flood, he must unite the Sacred Four. Problem is, one of these souls once cost him his grace and shattered his all-too-human heart.

Four years ago, Kleio awakened in an unfamiliar body to find her reality completely altered. Her only desire is to see her husband again. When Cal finally comes for her, she believes her prayers have been answered. Until she realizes the Watchers’ leader is nothing like the passionate angel she remembers.

Cal fights his sinful attraction to the woman who led to his fall, aware that for the world to be saved, the Sacred Four must die. But Kleio is determined to make him feel again. For the first time in centuries, he questions his dedication to his mission. When the floodgates open, will he have the strength to sacrifice everyone he loves or will he damn humanity a second time?

READ more SOUL REAPING (Dark Souls, #4) . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Audiobook Tour w/INTERVIEW - Wynter's Journey (Scallop Shores, #3) by Jennifer DeCuir Narrator Gabrielle de Cuir

Wynter’s Journey

Scallop Shores, #3
by Jennifer DeCuir
Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir
Length: 6 hours 55 minutes
Publisher: Blackstone Audio2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: January 28th 2017
BLURB
Tragedy tore Wynter and Sam apart before he could tell her how he felt about her. Twelve years later, fate dropped her off on his doorstep, widowed, desperately broke, and very pregnant. Sam has spent his entire adult life trying to forget Wynter, and here she was, ready to collect on a promise he’d made when he was young and in love. His sense of honor dictated that he take her in when she needed him most. It was only temporary, after all. But living under the same roof quickly led to old feelings resurfacing. Now the one person he’d wanted to leave behind is the one person he can’t let go.

She knew seeing her reminded Sam of everything he’d lost, but Wynter had no choice. If she were going to make it back to Scallop Shores to raise her baby, she needed his help. Only she hadn’t counted on the long winter nights, getting reacquainted with a childhood friend she’d loved like a brother, a friend who’d grown into a man she found herself wanting to get to know on a whole different level.


READ more WYNTER'S JOURNEY (Scallop Shores, #3) . . . Review, Audio Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - Catching the Cowgirl (Cotton Creek, #3) by Jennie Marts

More importantly, he needs to find a way to keep her.
Catching the CowgirlCotton Creek, #3
by Jennie Marts
Releasing July 3rd 2017
Entangled Lovestruck
BlurbCalifornia video game designer Adam Clark knows that, in his business, authenticity is the key. So, for their newest Western adventure game, he and his partners decide to try out Cowboy Camp. Only Adam’s friends never arrive, leaving him a bit—okay, a lot—preoccupied, trying to resist the gorgeous cowgirl who owns the ranch.

Single mom Skye Hawkins is too busy trying to keep her family’s dude ranch out of the red to even think about romance. But she’s having trouble avoiding Adam. He’s smart, he’s sweet, he’s funny…and he’s hot! Maybe it’s the mountain air, but she finds herself letting down her guard. And the fireworks are definitely worth it.

The only problem—they live in totally different worlds. Still, Adam is nothing if not resourceful. Sure, he wants to catch the cowgirl. But more importantly, he needs to find a way to keep her.

READ more CATCHING THE COWGIRL (Cotton Creek, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . .

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/GUEST POST - UNMISTAKEN IDENTITY (Fanboys, #1) by Marie Johnston

Too bad secret identities only last forever in comic books.

Unmistaken Identity
Fanboys, #1
by Marie Johnston
Releasing June 21st 2017
Self-Published
Blurb
Mara Baranski is living the fangirl’s dream, running a comic book shop that supports her and her ailing mother. She is even given the chance to buy the building—for a dollar. That is, until her dear friend and landlord dies before the sale goes through. Now Mara has forty-five days to clear out her shop or convince the resentful son of the old owner to change his mind—if she can only corner him long enough to ask.

Despite being abandoned by his father years ago, Wesley inherited all of his dad’s assets and ambition—but not his gullibility. When the tantalizing woman at his nightclub turns out to be the woman who scammed his lonely father, he seizes the chance for a little revenge. But after using a fake name to get close to his target, Wes is soon coming up with excuses to keep his identity secret a little longer.

As the forty-five days count down, Mara’s loyal customers swoop in to help save her store. Even more, her handsome new boyfriend is making her believe in happy endings again. Too bad secret identities only last forever in comic books.

READ more UNMISTAKEN IDENTITY (Fanboys, #1) . . . Excerpt, Guest Post & Giveaway  . . .

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - A Taste of You (Bourbon Brothers, #3) by Teri Anne Stanley

Her bourbon-flavored kisses threaten his carefully constructed boundaries. 
A Taste of You
Bourbon Brothers, #3
by Teri Anne Stanley
Releasing July 3rd 2017
Entangled Lovestruck
BlurbOffice supply addict Eve McGrath’s meticulously organized life is on the verge of crashing at her feet. Blue Mountain distillery’s new tasting and visitor center has to be finished pronto or her mother will lose her mind. Good thing Eve likes a challenge—which is exactly what she’ll face trying to convince the flaky contractor’s hot son to finish the job.

Nick Baker is back in Kentucky just long enough to get his wayward dad back on his feet. Then he’s gone. Unfortunately, he can’t resist helping Eve, the sexy distiller-in-distress, whose addictive, bourbon-flavored kisses threaten his carefully constructed boundaries. And if he can’t rein himself in, the uncomfortable secrets of past will nail him to the wall…

READ more A TASTY OF YOU (Bourbon Brothers, #3) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . .