Monday, July 24, 2017

Release Blast: Monster Among the Roses (Fairy Tale Quartet #1) by Linda Kage

Monster Among the Roses
Fairy Tale Quartet #1
Linda Kage
July 25, 2017

“Do you know how to get to the rose garden?”

“No, you can’t go there. A monster lives there.”

Shaw Hollander is desperate.

Broke, unemployed, and determined to help his ailing mother, he falls on the good graces of a wealthy benefactor who is willing to give Shaw a job at his mansion in order to pay off his mother’s debts. Suddenly finding himself surrounded by lavish riches, he has no idea what his duties truly entail until he’s sent to the rose garden and meets the tragically mutilated Isobel.

This Beauty and the Beast story holds true to the core of the fable while shaking off the element of fantasy and dragging it into present day reality. Shaw and Isobel are ready to let you climb into their four-wheel-drive pickup and take a ride with them into their version of happily ever after, but only if you first dare to gaze upon the monster among the roses.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pass the Popcorn: Hush, I'm trying reading Mr. Right-Swipe!

A few months ago I've discovered the fun of watching a movie while reading. I know it sounds a bit strange, but since I love to read after everyone goes to bed, I thought why not pop in a movie? Or in most cases, why not turn on my Amazon Fire stick and queue up Netflix? So that's exactly what I did one night - grabbed my Kindle, turned on Netflix, and got comfortable. Now since my movie preference tends to turn towards horror, I also turn off all my lights and prepare myself for the scary images I'm about to see. Well most try to be scary, but that's a whole different topic. I've got a running play for every Friday and Saturday night - pick a new movie to watch along with my current book.

I am not a movie critic. These posts are simply discussion posts about movies I've recently watched while reading a book, which is something I am having fun with. I don't know how often I'll have these posts, but if it is something you like, please let me know!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Spotlight: The Scandal of It All (The Rogue Files #2) by Sophie Jordan

The Scandal of It All
The Rogue Files #2
Sophie Jordan
July 25, 2017

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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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: A SEAL's Courage (Military Match #1) by JM Stewart

"Hi. Trent Lawson. I believe I'm your date." - Trent Lawson

 A SEAL's Courage
Series: Military Match #1
Author: JM Stewart
Publisher: Forever Yours
Published: July 11, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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He's a man on a mission.

Navy SEAL Trent Lawson isn't a man to back down from a challenge. Ever since he opened his eyes in that army hospital to learn the men from his unit were gone, Trent has been determined to live life in their honor. Even if that means facing his most terrifying mission yet…dating.

She's done playing games.

Lauren Hayes has standards. In fact, she's got an entire list of them. There's only ever been one man to come close to making the cut-Trent Lawson. Except her best friend's too-sexy-for-his-own-good brother is strictly off-limits.

When Trent and Lauren find themselves matched up by a dating service, the chemistry between them is nothing short of explosive. They both know getting involved is a huge mistake, but life is too short to walk away from something this good.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review: Every Little Kiss (Sequoia Lake #2) by Marina Adair

"Finger, spot, push. We're talking life or death here." - Liv Preston

Every Little Kiss
Series: Sequoia Lake #2
Author: Marina Adair
Publisher: Montlake
Published: June 18, 2017
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There’s nothing that single mom Liv Preston won’t do if it means making her six-year-old son smile again. After a heartbreaking two years, her little family is due for some fun in the sun. She just didn’t expect to find it in the big, rugged, Search and Rescue hero next door—who shows her just how exciting, and sexy, life’s adventures can be.

As head of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford Jamison knows what it takes to make life-and-death decisions on the fly. He doesn’t hesitate, doesn’t do regrets, and has never doubted his instincts—until he makes a promise that turns his world upside down. Desperate for redemption, he returns to Sequoia Lake, only to find himself face-to-face with his past…and the one woman he can’t have. Not when his secret would destroy her—and everything she holds dear.

For Liv, finding love once was a gift. Finding it twice seems impossible, until the moment Ford’s lips meet hers. Love doesn’t always come easy, but when it’s right, it’s worth fighting for…

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Release Blitz: Wrecked by JB Salsbury

JB Salsbury
July 18, 2017

When you can't trust yourself, how can you ask anyone else to?

It's been months since Aden Colt left the Army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a tiny boat off the California coast, he thought he'd found the perfect place to escape life. Then Sawyer shows up and turns his simple life upside down. Beautiful and sophisticated, she seems out of place in this laid-back beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can—including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk. For Aden, the past doesn't stay there; it shows up unexpectedly, uncontrollably, and doesn't care whose life it wrecks.

Release Blast: Adjunct Lovers (A Brewing Passions Novella) by Liz Crowe

Adjunct Lovers
A Brewing Passions Novella
Liz Crowe
July 18, 2017
Totally Bound

When Ross and Elisa open their new business in Detroit, they believe they’ve embarked on a dream life, complete with their beloved, precocious daughter. But owning and running a restaurant is not for the faint of heart, and Elle quickly becomes laser-focused and obsessed, while Ross spends his days consulting, or concocting new beers on his pilot system—and wondering why she won’t agree to set a date for their wedding. When their restaurant—named “Komfort” for its focus on the comfort foods of various cultures—is featured on a nationally televised tour of hot new eateries, its popularity shoots into the stratosphere, and Elle’s stress level reaches a breaking point.

Faced with a mutual inability to communicate beyond their robust sex life, Ross issues an ill-considered ultimatum: the restaurant or him. Stunned when she refuses to consider such a ridiculous demand, he’s forced to come to terms with his own selfish tendencies. Hoping to repair the damage he’s done, he concocts a new beer inspired by her, using a recipe for a classic German-style K├Âlch. He crafts the final product using a special ingredient designed to catch Elle’s attention. It does. But not necessarily the way he’d planned.

“Adjunct Lovers” fills in the story begun in LIGHTSTRUCK, and provides a closer look at Ross’s and Elle’s complex personalities as they make their sexy way toward happily ever after—with the help of a very special brew.